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St. Thomas Ward (1865)

congregation #430072
created 2019-01-21 by mpimport
official name: Saint Thomas Ward   
assertion #3056201 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
is a(n): ward   
assertion #3056203 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
started: between 5 May 1865 and 12 Aug 1865?   
assertion #3056199 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 50%.
started: 12 Aug 1865?   
assertion #4007462 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 50%.
ended: Feb 1871   
assertion #3056200 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
description: Throughout its six year existence, St. Thomas appears to have had a primary role over the other Muddy Settlements. The bishop of the St. Thomas Ward usually had a presiding role over the entire region, except for a few months in 1868-1869 when Joseph W. Young presided, apparently in absentia. At first, it appears that the ward itself included the entire region, but by 1867, the roles of St. Thomas bishop and Muddy River presiding bishop were seen as separate.   
assertion #4007469 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
religion: LDS   
assertion #3056197 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
located at: Saint Thomas, Nevada   
assertion #3056198 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
incarnation of: St. Thomas Ward   
entity #2087774, assertion #3056194 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
has part: St. Joseph Ward   (ended: 16 Dec 1867)
entity #307340, assertion #3056181 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
part of: St. George Stake   
entity #500089, assertion #3056202 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
has member: Saint Thomas (1865)   
entity #481657, assertion #4007454 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
in group: stake congregations   
assertion #3056215 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
claimed with confidence (0 to 1): 0.39   
assertion #3056204 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: CHL Local Records   (catalog entry: catalog.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, source part: LR 7799)
entity #800110, assertion #3056210 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: FHL Record of Members   (catalog entry: www.familysearch.org, source part: 1865-1870 Mem 014,924)
entity #800111, assertion #3056207 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: CDOL   (source part: 2087774)
entity #800107, assertion #3056213 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: Encyclopedic History   (source part: 736, (554))
entity #800001, assertion #3056205 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
appears in: Annals Southern Utah   (source part: V.1 p.387)
16 Dec 1867: Thomas S. Smith released as bishop by Brigham Young, James Leithead set apart as bishop of St. Thomas Ward
entity #700270, assertion #4007463 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
appears in: DN 17:45:354   
20 Nov 1868: Joseph W. Young called as assistant to mission president, and president over the settlements on the Muddy and lower Rio Virgen [in absentia?]
entity #700309, assertion #4007467 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
appears in: DN 14:34:269   
5 May 1865: Thomas S. Smith is Presiding High Priest at St. Thomas [does not call it a ward]
entity #700274, assertion #4007458 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
appears in: Annals Southern Utah 2:278   
12 August 1865: Southern Mission High Council decides to organize St. Thomas Ward, Acting Bishop Thomas S. Smith, includes settlements at St. Thomas, St. Joseph, and Callville
entity #700275, assertion #4007459 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
appears in: Annals Southern Utah 1870:24   
4 June 1870: James Leithead, bishop of St. Thomas Ward and presiding elder over the settlements on the Muddy [these appear to be separate roles, not St. Thomas as a super ward]
entity #700308, assertion #4007465 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
appears in: Annals Southern Utah 1:316   
4 May 1866: Thomas S. Smith sustained as Presiding High Priest and acting Bishop over settlements on the Lower Muddy.
entity #700297, assertion #4007466 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
appears in: DN 18:45:585   
5 Nov 1869: James Leithead, Bishop and Presiding High Priest of Muddy River settlements and Junction City [no mention of separate wards]
entity #700271, assertion #4007468 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.
notes: The organization date is unclear. It is mentioned as a ward on May 28 when "St. Joseph Branch of St. Thomas Ward" is organized, but the August 12 record clearly states that it is to be organized. The August decision may only be to reorganize it as a regional "super-ward"   
assertion #4007460 by bplewe on 2020-12-06: confidence 100%.