Lyle O. Wright: Overview of Ross LeBaron’s Beliefs

The following excerpt is from Lyle O. Wright‘s Master Thesis, submitted to Brigham Young University in 1963, based on his interviews with Ross W. LeBaron. Even though Wright’s research focused on the Church of the Firstborn of the Fullness of Times, led by Joel and Ervil LeBaron, it approached the different priesthood claims in the LeBaronContinue reading “Lyle O. Wright: Overview of Ross LeBaron’s Beliefs”

Ross LeBaron and Robert Eaby: Declaration on Civil Rights and Plural Marriage, 1967

This Official Declaration, fashioned after the LDS 1890 Manifesto, signed by Ross W. LeBaron and Robert Eaby, presented a unique response in Mormondom to the new civil rights legislation. They found in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed by president Lyndon B. Johnson, the basis to nullify the Mormon Official Declaration 1. Transcription OFFICIALContinue reading “Ross LeBaron and Robert Eaby: Declaration on Civil Rights and Plural Marriage, 1967”

Ross LeBaron: Hearken to the Voice of the Lord

REVELATION given to Patriarch Ross W. LeBaron, at Drake, Arizona, June 5, 1962. I had been studing the scriptures concerning the ‘Mighty and Strong’, the ‘Root of Jesse’, and other prophecies relating to the time of the restoration, when the Lord would set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of hisContinue reading “Ross LeBaron: Hearken to the Voice of the Lord”

Benjamin F. Johnson: Patriarchal Blessing of Alma Dayer LeBaron

Patriarchal blessing given by Patriarchal Benjamin F. Johnson upon the head of Alma Dayer LeBaron, son of Sarah Jane Johnson and Benjamin Franklin LeBaron. Born in Tempe, Arizona, March 15, 1886. Alma Dayer, my son, in the authority of parental priesthood I place my hands upon thy head and open my mouth that the LordContinue reading “Benjamin F. Johnson: Patriarchal Blessing of Alma Dayer LeBaron”