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Silver Creek/Big Grove Branch [Iowa]

congregation #480996
created 2012-10-02 by bplewe
official name: Silver Creek Branch   (started: before 15 Sep 1848, : after 6 Feb 1852)
assertion #3721140 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
official name: Big Grove Branch   (started: before 15 Jul 1848, : after 10 Oct 1848)
assertion #3721154 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
is a(n): dual-branch   
Pres. Alpheus Cutler, Bishop Luman Calkins, then Harmon Chitman
assertion #3723882 by bplewe on 2019-10-04: confidence 100%.
started: between 1847 and 2 Jan 1848   
assertion #3721768 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
ended: between 17 Aug 1850 and 1853   
assertion #3735768 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
description: After a dispute between branch president (and Council of 50 member) Alpheus Cutler and regional president (and apostle) Orson Hyde over ecclesiastical authority, most of the branch left the Church in about 1850 and formed their own Church. Those who remained faithful to Hyde appear to have separated themselves and moved a few miles north to Potter's Camp, where the Silver Creek Branch may have continued.?   
assertion #3724999 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 0%.
religion: LDS   
assertion #4003536 by bplewe on 2017-07-29: confidence 100%.
located at: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States   
assertion #3712996 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
location: 41°3'35"N, 95°36'10"W   
assertion #3719201 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 70%.
part of: Pottawattamie (Stake)   
entity #480719, assertion #3751228 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
has member: Silver Creek/Cutler's Camp   
entity #481258, assertion #3751221 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
has member: Potter's Camp   
entity #481272, assertion #3751214 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
in group: Winter Quarters Era   
assertion #3726631 by bplewe on 2012-10-28: confidence 80%.
see also: Pottawattamie HP Quorum Minutes 28   
Amos Cox a high priest, 6 Jan 1850
entity #850421, assertion #3772642 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 80%.
see also: Pottawattamie High Priest Quorum Roll   
Lists Dana & Michael Jacobs as charter members from "Silver Creek Branch" and Edmond Whittle from "Big Grove Branch" January 2 1848
entity #850434, assertion #3709996 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
see also: Pottawattamie HC Minutes 1:122   
More discussion of dispute with Father Cutler's "Big Grove Branch" 2 Dec 1848
entity #850387, assertion #3772582 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 80%.
see also: Pottawattamie HC Minutes 1:118   
Discussion of issues in "Father Cutler's Branch" Nov 8 1848
entity #850385, assertion #3772579 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 80%.
see also: Pottawattamie HC Minutes 1:112   
"Silver Creek Branch," Bishop Harmon Chipman, September 16 1848
entity #850384, assertion #3772577 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
see also: Pottawattamie HC Minutes 1:105   
"Big Grove Branch" bishop Luman A. Calkins, July 15 1848
entity #850383, assertion #3772560 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 80%.
see also: Richards 10/10/1848   
"Father Cutler's Big Grove Branch" mentioned but no report
entity #850165, assertion #3770972 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
see also: Frontier Guardian 1:14:2:3   
"Father Cutler and the Silver Creek Branch are going widely astray," Aug 8 1849
entity #850072, assertion #3770234 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
see also: Frontier Guardian 1:7   
April 8 1849: Some reconciliation between high council and Cutler's branch, but Luman Calkins still disfellowshipped
entity #850060, assertion #3770219 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 80%.
see also: Emigration Company Schedules   (source part: box 2 folder 18 sheet 2)
"Silver Creek Branch" has a company of 10 families in Brigham Young's Division in Feb 1848, led by Harmon J. Chipman
entity #700101, assertion #4004459 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.
see also: Pottawattamie HC Minutes 1:251   
half of Silver Creek Branch has followed Alpheus Cutler, August 17 1850
entity #850400, assertion #3772601 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 80%.
notes: Some modern lists declare Big Grove as a separate settlement, and the HPM roll lists them separately in January 1848, but contemporary sources unanimously use the name to refer to Alpheus Cutler's followers interchangeably with "Silver Creek Branch" and "Cutler's Camp." His settlement was in the largest grove inland of the bluffs. This IS NOT the same as what would later be called Big Grove, then Oakland, several miles to the Northeast.   
assertion #4004454 by bplewe on 2018-02-10: confidence 100%.

Members:

bishop: Harmon J. Chipman    FamilySearch: LVS5-N83
assertion #84 by bplewe on 2018-02-23: confidence 100%.
bishop: Luman Hopkins Calkins    FamilySearch: LZHG-Q2T , valid until: 1849-04
assertion #87 by bplewe on 2018-02-23: confidence 100%.
bishop: Harmon J. Chipman    FamilySearch: LVS5-N83
assertion #84 by bplewe on 2018-02-23: confidence 100%.
bishop: Luman Hopkins Calkins    FamilySearch: LZHG-Q2T , valid until: 1849-04
assertion #87 by bplewe on 2018-02-23: confidence 100%.