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Isaac Morley
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1786
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1865
Sanpete County
Utah, USA

The son of Thos. E. Morley, Isaac served his country in the War of 1812 and in June of 1812 he married Lucy Gunn.

When Oliver Cowdery and companions passed through Ohio in 1830 Isaac was converted and he was ordained a High Priest June 3, 1831, by Lyman Wight, and as a counselor to Bishop Partridge. This office he held until the death of Partridge in 1840. He was also appointed by revelation to travel to Missouri with Ezra Booth, "preaching by the way."

In 1835, Isaac traveled to the East on a mission with Partridge. On their return to Kirtland the Prophet Joseph wrote: The word of the Lord came to me, saying: "Behold I am well pleased with my servant Isaac Morley and my servant Edward Partridge, because of the integrity of their hearts in laboring in my vineyard..."

He attended the dedication of the Kirtland Temple and went to Missouri where he helped to locate Far Wesy. On Nov. 7, 1837, he was ordained Patriarch of Far West and remained at Far West until the infamous extermination order and was one of those taken and marched to Richmond to await trial.

He located in Illinois near Lima, Hancock county; naming the settlement Yelrome (some have suggested Yelrom). The fall of 1845 his property was burned by a mob, and he was driven to Nauvoo, where he remained until the exodus.

At Winter Quarters he buried Lucy and in 1848 he emigrated to the Valley. In 1849 he settled Sanpete valley. The winter was very severe and the food was barely sufficient.

The last decade of his life he devoted himself to his calling as a Patriarch, conferring blessings upon thousands. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Morley (1758 - 1844)
  Editha Marsh Morley (1762 - 1843)
  Hannah Knight Libby Carter (1786 - 1867)*
  Lucy Gunn Morley (1786 - 1848)*
  Hannah Blakeslee Finch Morley (1811 - 1874)*
  Philena Morley Cox (1813 - 1894)*
  Lucy Diantha Morley Allen (1815 - 1908)*
  Editha Ann Morley Whiting (1818 - 1893)*
  Calista Morley (1820 - 1822)*
  Cordelia Calista Morley Cox (1823 - 1915)*
  Theresa Arthusa Morley Kimball (1826 - 1855)*
  Isaac Morley (1829 - 1908)*
  Joseph Lamoni Morley (1845 - 1846)*
  Mary Lenora Morley Hansen (1852 - 1918)*
  Arathusa Morley Keney (1784 - 1854)*
  Isaac Morley (1786 - 1865)
  Thomas Morley (1794 - 1887)*
  Diantha Morley Billings (1795 - 1879)*
  Alfred Morley (1805 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Manti Cemetery
Sanpete County
Utah, USA
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Aug 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9269824
Isaac Morley
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Isaac Morley
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Thank you for your faith and diligence, GGGrandfather Morley! Rest in Peace!
- ccdesan
 Added: May. 24, 2015

- Ted and Kathleen (Hulet) Cox
 Added: Mar. 14, 2014
He is my husbands 4th great grandfather. Another 4th great grandfather is Martin Harris as well as Brigham Youngs brother. What a wondeful family history!
- Brittany
 Added: Jul. 27, 2010
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