created 2012-10-02 by bplewe
official name: Geneva Stake
assertion #3723498 by bplewe on 2017-07-11: confidence 100%.
is a(n): branch-stake
Single congregation with a presidency and bishopric but no high council
assertion #3724044 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
started: 1 Nov 1840 (source: HC 4:236)
assertion #3721540 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
assertion #3735540 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
description: The settlement began as early as 1832, but did not last much past the 1840s. Many of the early Mormon settlers had been part of the 1838 Kirtland Camp but stopped here. When the stake was organized, William Bosley was chosen as president and Gardner Clark as bishop. Bosley was called on a mission October 1841, and Bishop Clark moved to Nauvoo in April 1842, with no record of the branch after that.
assertion #4003147 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
assertion #4000663 by bplewe on 2017-04-08: confidence 100%.
located at: Morgan County, Illinois, United States
assertion #3712230 by bplewe on 2017-07-11: confidence 100%.
location: 39°42'43"N, 90°22'47"W (source: Burr, David H. Map of Illinois & Missouri, 1839)
1839 Map of Illinois & Missouri says it is exactly 8 miles W of Jacksonville, 6.5 miles E of Exeter, on the old road between them; another source says it is 1.5 mi E of Merritt, which matches.
assertion #3718761 by bplewe on 2017-07-12: confidence 50%.
see also: Morgan City Branch?
about 4 miles apart
entity #700076, assertion #4003444 by mpra on 2017-07-28: confidence 50%.
has member: Geneva
entity #481266, assertion #3751161 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
in group: Nauvoo Era
assertion #3725503 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
see also: HC 4:236
Stake organized November 1 1840, Pres. William Bosley, Bishop Gardner Clark
entity #850112, assertion #3770489 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
see also: First Pres. 24 May 1841
Order to dissolve outlying stakes May 24 1841, but Geneva is not named per se.
entity #850119, assertion #3770532 by bplewe on 2017-07-12: confidence 80%.
notes: Mormons were settling here as early as 1838, but have not found records for a branch existing before the stake is organized in November 1840, or after Spring 1841. It appears that most of the Mormons had moved to Nauvoo by 1842.
assertion #4003148 by mpra on 2017-07-12: confidence 100%.