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Freedom Branch/Stake [Illinois]

congregation #480028
created 2012-10-02 by bplewe
official name: Mt. Ephraim Branch   (on: 3 Oct 1840)
Probably this branch
assertion #4003012 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 80%.
official name: Freedom Branch   (started: between 24 May 1841 and 24 Jan 1842)
assertion #4003011 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
official name: Freedom Stake   (started: 27 Oct 1840, ended: between 24 May 1841 and 24 Jan 1842)
assertion #4003010 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
official name: Mill Creek Branch   (source: Nauvoo HC Minutes)
Called both Freedom and Mill Creek in the same report
assertion #4003013 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
official name: Freedom Branch   (ended: between 1839 and 20 Feb 1840, ended: 27 Oct 1840?)
Actually, there are no sources that refer to a Freedom Branch before it is called a stake; this phase is just assumed.
assertion #3723494 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
is a(n): branch   (started: between 24 May 1841 and 24 Jan 1842)
assertion #4003009 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
is a(n): branch   (started: between 1839 and 20 Feb 1840, ended: 27 Oct 1840?)
Actually, there are no sources that refer to a Freedom Branch before it is called a stake; this phase is just assumed.
assertion #3723986 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
is a(n): stake-branch   (started: 27 Oct 1840?, started: between 1839 and 20 Feb 1840?, ended: between 24 May 1841 and 24 Jan 1842)
single congregation with a presidency and bishopric but no high council
assertion #4003007 by bplewe on 2019-09-30: confidence 100%.
started: between 1839 and 20 Feb 1840   
assertion #3721957 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
ended: between 1 Jun 1845 and 1846   (source: Nauvoo HC Minutes)
assertion #3735957 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
description: Included Payson township, as well as Burton and Liberty until 6/4/1843, when they were made a separate branch.   
assertion #3721068 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 80%.
religion: Early   
assertion #4000585 by bplewe on 2017-04-08: confidence 100%.
located at: Illinois, United States   
assertion #3712028 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
location: 39°50'24"N, 91°10'31"W   
This is the land patented by Henry W. Miller, who was the first president of the Freedom Stake: NE 1/4 Sec 2 T3S R7W. They didn't necessarily meet here, but it would have been a central part of the branch.
assertion #3718006 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 50%.
membership/population: 325   (on: 20 Feb 1840, source: JHC 2/20/1840)
assertion #4003014 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
membership/population: 108   (on: 3 Sep 1843, source: JHC 9/3/1843)
3 HP, 14 elders,3 priests, 2 teachers, 1 deacon, 85 lay
assertion #4002994 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
see also: Mount Ephraim Branch   
Henry Miller, president of Freedom Branch, presented a request for Mt. Ephraim
entity #480767, assertion #4003018 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 80%.
divided into: Liberty-Burton Branch   
entity #480739, assertion #4003001 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
belongs to: Nauvoo Stake   (started: between 24 May 1841 and Jan 1842)
entity #481425, assertion #4003037 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
in group: Nauvoo Era   
assertion #3725235 by bplewe on 2012-10-28: confidence 80%.
see also: First Pres. 24 May 1841   
outlying stakes discontinued, May 24 1841
entity #850119, assertion #4006416 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
see also: JHC 2/20/1840   
Conference at Freedom. Twice called a Stake
entity #850182, assertion #3771039 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
see also: JHC 6/4/1843   
Freedom Branch Conference. Divided to form New Liberty and Burton Branch
entity #850206, assertion #3771070 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
see also: JHC 9/3/1843   
Freedom Branch Conference
entity #850228, assertion #3771129 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
see also: Platt 1991   
entity #850378, assertion #3772531 by bplewe on 2013-10-29: confidence 80%.
see also: T&S 1:5, 79   
Report of missionary success in this area, 4 Feb 1840, but no mention of a branch
entity #850507, assertion #3772900 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
see also: T&S 2:13, 405   
marriage, 31 March 1841
entity #850527, assertion #3772977 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
see also: T&S 2:7, 308-309   
Mission reports from Freedom Branch and a membership recommendation, January 1841
entity #850547, assertion #3773074 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
see also: T&S 6:3, 807   
Notice of excommunication from the Freedom Branch, 4 Feb 1845
entity #850667, assertion #3773798 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
see also: HC 4:233   
Report of Stake organization, October 27 1840, Pres. Henry W. Miller, Bishop Matthew Leach
entity #850111, assertion #3770481 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 80%.
see also: Freedom Branch Rec   
entity #850044, assertion #3770203 by bplewe on 2013-10-29: confidence 80%.
see also: Australasia MMH   (source part: box 1 folder 8 pp.1-4)
original minutes of conferences in 1843 and 1845
entity #800686, assertion #4004117 by mpra on 2017-11-10: confidence 100%.
see also: Journal of Brigham 52   
Apostles hold a conference at Payson, 24-25 Sep 1842
entity #700075, assertion #4003426 by mpra on 2017-07-19: confidence 100%.
see also: Nauvoo HC Minutes   (source part: June 1, 1845, p.179-180)
Hearing of an appeal from Freedom/Mill Creek Branch to Nauvoo High Council, 1 June 1845
entity #700066, assertion #4003058 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
see also: NHC Papers   (source part: Appeal from Freedom Branch to Nauvoo High Council, 13 Jan 1842)
First appeal from Freedom Branch to the Nauvoo High Council, 24 January 1842
entity #700064, assertion #4003000 by mpra on 2017-07-07: confidence 100%.
see also: HC 4:311   
Revelation to Freedom Stake President, 21 March 1841
entity #850115, assertion #3770496 by bplewe on 2017-07-07: confidence 80%.
notes: The date of the organization of the stake is unclear. It is officially organized October 27 1840 along with other stakes in the area, but in the February 1840 conference they call themselves a stake; perhaps backlash to this led to their petition at the October conference. In fact, there is no mention of a Freedom Branch until 1842.   
assertion #4003036 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.