James Strang

Latter Day Saint Leader James Strang

James Jesse Strang was an American religious leader, politician and self-proclaimed monarch who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite), a faction of the Latter Day Saint movement.
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Deceased
09 July 1856
Death Place
Voree, Wisconsin

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Island language - it exists - Bowen Island Undercurrent
Google News - over 6 years
Leading off are the August 14 honorees: Elisha Barker, James Strang and Emma Jane Reynolds, followed by the August 15 birthdays of Arthur Wolfe and Nairn Knipe. Next come the August 16 birthdays of Jennifer McGowan, Hazel Willings, Danielle Dempsey,
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Cead mile Michigan - Irish Times
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James Strang became an early follower of the Mormon founder, Joseph Smith, as the new religious movement shifted west in its search for freedom. Strang was put in charge of a Wisconsin settlement by Smith, who was murdered in 1844
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Stories from Chronicles past - Ladysmith Chronicle
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James Strang, Thomas Strang, William Reid, R. Wilson, David Irvine, A. McLachlan, Wm. Bauld and P. Mckenzie — all of Ladysmith — passed the Provincial Examination for Proficiency in Coal Mining which qualifies them to become coal mine officials
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The 'king' from Hanover - Evening Observer
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Strang was born Jesse James Strang (he reversed his first two names when he was 19) to Clement and Abigail Strang in the Town of Scipio in Cayuga County on March 21, 1813. He had an older brother David and a younger sister Myraette
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Men's T&F: Lazas wins USA Junior title, sets record - Today's THV
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Former Razorback James Strang took to the track for the finals of the 10000 meters in the final event late Thursday night. He crossed the finish line in a time of 28:49.28, good for an eighth-place result. Tyson Gay was scheduled to compete Friday in
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Men's T&F: Razorbacks open competition at USAs - Today's THV
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James Strang, former distance runner for Arkansas, is scheduled to compete later Thursday night in the finals of the 10000 meters. Competition at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships continue Friday morning. Follow the action that will be
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Men's T&F: USA Championships next for track Hogs - Today's THV
Google News - over 6 years
James Strang will take on the field in the 10000 meters and Nkosinza Balumbu and Jeremy Scott will compete in the triple jump and pole vault, respectively. The 2011 USA Track and Field Championships begin Thursday. Follow the action that will be
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The story behind James Strang and his sect - Deseret News
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Though little remembered today, James Jesse Strang campaigned seriously to lead the LDS Church after Joseph Smith's 1844 assassination. When the general membership rejected the obscure new convert's claim that a secret
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2011 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational Accepted Entries - LetsRun.com
Google News - almost 7 years
... Sheehan Hansons-Broo 66 Daisuke Shimizu Kanebo 67 Michael Skinner Asics 68 scott smith adidas/McMil 69 Alexander Soderberg Iona 70 Chris Solinsky Nike/Kimbia 71 Ben St Lawrence Melbourne Tr 72 James Strang Unattached 73 Bouabdellah Tahri Unattached
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A Kingdom Of Wildlife In a Great Lake
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: IT is a forest island, rising like a green castle from the blue lake, its beaches the color of sunshine. The evergreen woods, sand dunes, inland lakes and wetlands are rich in small wildflowers and fruit - buttercups and blackberries, pink bean peas and waterlilies, tiny woodland orchids, blueberries, primroses, strawberries and creeping
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    FORTIES
  • 1856
    Age 42
    Building an organization that eventually rivaled Young's in Utah, Strang gained nearly 12,000 adherents prior to his murder in 1856, which brought down his kingdom and all but extinguished his sect.
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    The so-called "King of Beaver Island" was taken to Voree, where he lived for three weeks, dying on July 9, 1856 at the age of 43.
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    On Monday, June 16, 1856, Strang was waylaid around 7:00 PM on the dock at the harbor of St. James, chief city of Beaver Island, by Wentworth and Bedford, who shot him in the back.
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    Greatly expanded and republished in 1856, this book served as the constitution for Strang's spiritual kingdom on Beaver Island, and is still accepted as scripture by Strangites.
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  • 1855
    Age 41
    He was reelected in 1855, and did much to organize the upper portion of Michigan's lower peninsula into counties and townships.
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    Strang's last wife was eighteen-year-old Phoebe Wright, cousin to Sarah, whom he wed on October 27, 1855, less than one year before his murder.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1853
    Age 39
    The Detroit Advertiser, on February 10, 1853, wrote of Strang: "Mr. Strang’s course as a member of the present Legislature, has disarmed much of the prejudices which have previously surrounded him.
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    In the 1853 legislative session, Strang introduced ten bills, five of which passed.
    Strang's successful trial defense brought him considerable favorable press, which he leveraged to run for, and win, a seat in the Michigan state legislature as a Democrat in 1853.
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    Competition for business and jobs added to tensions on the island, as did the increasing Strangite monopoly on local government, made sure after Beaver and adjacent islands were attached first to Emmet County in 1853, then later organized into their own insular county of Manitou in 1855.
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  • 1852
    Age 38
    Strang's third wife was thirty-one-year-old Betsy McNutt, whom he married on January 19, 1852; his fourth was nineteen-year-old Sarah Adelia Wright, married on July 15, 1855.
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  • 1851
    Age 37
    They were separated in May 1851, though they remained legally married until Strang's death.
  • 1850
    Age 36
    On July 4, 1850, a drunken mob of fishermen vowed to kill the "Mormons" or drive them out, only to be awed into submission when Strang fired a cannon (which he had secretly acquired) at them.
    Strang was accordingly crowned in 1850 by his counselor and Prime Minister, an actor named George J. Adams.
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  • 1849
    Age 35
    His second wife, married on July 13, 1849, was nineteen-year-old Elvira Eliza Field (who disguised herself at first as "Charlie J. Douglas," Strang's purported nephew, before revealing her true identity in 1850).
    Many defections, however, were due to Strang's seemingly abrupt "about-face" on the turbulent subject of polygamy. Vehemently opposed to the practice at first, Strang reversed course in 1849 to become one of its strongest advocates, marrying five wives (including his original spouse, Mary) and fathering fourteen children.
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  • 1847
    Age 33
    Martin Harris had broken with Strang by January 1847, after a failed mission to England.
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    Eventually Bennett's profligate ways caught up with him, as in Nauvoo, and Strang expelled him in 1847.
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  • 1844
    Age 30
    To bolster his claim Strang produced a "Letter of Appointment" allegedly from Smith, carrying a Nauvoo postmark and dated June 18, 1844, just nine days before Smith's murder.
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    He quickly found favor with Joseph Smith, though they had known each other only a short time, and was baptized personally by him on February 25, 1844.
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    Strang, who once described himself as a "cool philosopher" and a freethinker, became a Baptist minister but left in February 1844 to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
    A major contender for leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints during the 1844 succession crisis, Strang vied with Brigham Young and Sidney Rigdon for control of the organization in Nauvoo, Illinois before his rejection there subsequently led him to start his own sect.
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    In 1844 he founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite), a faction of the Latter Day Saint movement that he claimed to be the sole legitimate continuation of the Church of Christ founded by Joseph Smith fourteen years before.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1836
    Age 22
    Strang's first wife was Mary Perce, whom he married on November 20, 1836, when she was eighteen and he was twenty-three.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1813
    Born
    Born in 1813.
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