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Alvin Clair GLINES

Cedar Fort Cemetery
Utah County,

Glines, James Harvey
17 Apr 1822, Franklin, Merrimack, New Hampshire
31 Aug 1905, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
son of James Pearson Glines & Ruth Brown
married 20 Dec 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Glines, Elizabeth Ann Myers
4 Feb 1831, Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio
3 Nov 1876, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co.
dau of George Myers & Ann Yost

Emma Mayer
born and died 8 Apr 1865, Cedar Fort

Twins, Alvin Clair & Alice Clara
b: 6 May 1870, Cedar Fort
died 3 Aug 1870 & 30 Jul 1870, Cedar Fort

Twins, Moses & Aaron
16 Aug 1871 - 16 Aug 1871, Cedar Fort

James Harvey Glines was born on April 17, 1822. He spent most of his young life in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. March 10th, 1843, at age 21, he was baptized by Elder Erastus Snow and confirmed a member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint. This event changed the course of his life and all the generations to follow.

James Harvey became a very active member of the church. He wrote in his journal, "I was ordained an Elder, it being on the 2nd day of June 1844, ...and was appointed a mission by President Brigham Young to preach the gospel, and electioneer for Joseph Smith to be the President of the United States, but before the appointed time arrived, word came that the Prophets Joseph and Hyrum had been massacred in Carthage Jail on the 27th day of June 1844." James Harvey bore fervent testimony that he knew Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. He never met Joseph Smith.

James Harvey also tells of the meeting in the grove, east of the Nauvoo Temple block, in 1844. During the meeting, James Harvey witnessed the mantle of authority being passed to Brigham Young after the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith. "I arrived in time to hear Sidney Rigdon's last lecture before the Church President Brigham Young and others of the Twelve Apostles now arrived and appointed a meeting at the stand east of the Temple Block. Sidney Rigdon occupied the time in the forepart of the meeting presenting his claims to the be the head and the lead of the church. After Rigdon stopped speaking, President Brigham Young stood up and commenced speaking and all eyes were turned upon him, for he seemed to have the voice of the Prophet Joseph; as many testified, at the time for he spoke with great power and authority to the convincing of the Saints that the mantle had fallen from Joseph to Brigham. The vote was then taken to sustain the Twelve Apostles in place."

James Harvey served in 'Joseph's Guard' during the persecutions in Illinois. During this time he married Elizabeth Ann Myers. On March 2, 1846, they commenced traveling westward to Council Bluffs. Along the way, he was called to be in the 'Mormon Battalion' and given the rank of Sergeant Major. He later testified that he knew divine providence had been over the Battalion and the Saints, both.

He returned to Council Bluffs in August 1847. In 'Winter Quarters', he lost a son. He assisted many in the preparations to go west and, in 1852, he started for the Salt Lake Valley. His company arrived in October and attended conference. He settled at Cedar Fort, Utah, where he lived a number of years and held many important offices of trust. He moved his family to American Fork but soon returned to his old home at Cedar Fort.

Elizabeth Ann was a devoted wife and mother of 16. She died November 3rd, 1876. After her death, James Harvey moved his family to Ashley Valley (Vernal, Utah) and settled in the ward which was named for him.

Time and space will not permit us to tell all about the faithful and eventful life of this noble man. He died in the year 1905 and was brought from Ashley Valley to be buried here at Cedar Fort, next to his wife and children. May we honor his name and cherish his memory forever.

Lovingly contributed by his descendants.

Contributed on 8/25/06 by NCHuntley
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Submitted: 8/25/06 • Approved: 8/25/06 • Last Updated: 10/20/12 • R13057-G13053

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