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William Morley Black

William first arrived in Utah with a party of '49ers headed for the California gold fields. (He had left a wife and two children in Illinois.) After brief exposure to the L. D. S. faith, Black converted. In Utah William met Bradford Leonard through his association with Brigham Young. Leonard had mill irons and leather for mill elevators that Young wanted William to take to Sanpets County. In Sanpete William lived in the home of Issac Morley for two years. After that he returned to Illinois to get his family. While in Illinois William received a letter from Leanord asking him to help transport "a large stock of goods" to Utah. William bought seven wagons and twenty yoke of oxen and with Leonard, some hired hands and his family headed for Zion.

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  • Black, William Morley, "Sketch of the Life of William Morley Black," 9.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Historian's Office Journal, 26 Dec. 1850.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Historian's Office Journal, 28 Dec. 1850.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
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