Cedar City Utah
April 30th 1877
A blessing by Evan M. Greene, Patriarch, on the head of Kumen Jones son of Thomas and Sage Treharn Jones, born in Cedar City UT May 5th 1856.
I lay my hands upon your head and give unto you a fathers blessing even a patriarchal blessing.
I seal upon you all the blessings of the new and everlasting covenant, together with all the blessings and powers of the holy priesthood unto which you have been called and unto which you shall be ordained. You are of the House of Israel, of the Tribe of Joseph, through the lineage of Ephraim.
You are entitled to all the blessings of the new and everlasting covenant, and if you are faithful your heart shall be filled with wisdom, with understanding and intelligence where you shall comprehend the things, even the mysteries of godliness: Even principles which have not yet been taught unto you; and principles which your soul had not yet comprehended shall be revealed unto you: Angels shall administer unto you; and if you shall desire in faith you shall see and converse with the ancients that remain upon the earth. You shall assist to gather Israel, and if you lack wisdom God shall give unto you. The heavens shall be opened unto you. You shall behold the glory of the Lord, and when you are in trouble in foreign lands the angels shall deliver you. The power of God shall be revealed through you, and you shall rejoice.
Your posterity shall be great, and you shall rejoice in them: Wise and noble counselors shall come of you, who shall assist to build up Zion. You shall have power to come forth in the resurrection of the just bringing your dead with you, with whom you shall sit as Prince.
I seal upon you the blessings of eternal life with glory, honor, and immortality: All these blessings through your faith and faithfulness, I seal upon your head by virtue of the Holy Priesthood even so Amen.
Cedar City Iron County Utah
October 21st 1879
A blessing by Henry Lunt Patriarch upon the head of Kumen, son of Thomas and Sage Jones. Born May 5th 1856. Cedar City, Iron Co, Utah.
Brother Kumen in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I lay my hands upon thy head to give thee a Father's blessing or Patriarchal blessing, for thou art entitled to the same being born in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and through parents that are beloved of God. Through their obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in these latter days. Thou art a natural heir to the Holy Priesthood being of the Blood of Joseph that was sold into Egypt. Thy name is written in the Lambs Book of Life. Thou are numbered with the one hundred and forty four thousand that shall stand upon Mount Zion. Thy posterity shall become as numerous as the sands of the sea shore and as the stars of heaven innumerable.
Thou art called to go in connection with thy brethren to build up the waste places of Zion and the Lord is well pleased with thee in thine obedience to the call of His servants. This mission shall be the means of further preparing thee for still greater. Thou shalt become a wise counselor in Israel and shall be blessed with power and influence to overcome all thine enemies. Thou shalt be blessed with a righteous power and dominion to which there shall be no end. Thou shalt live to a good old age and see the power of God manifested in many ways.
I seal these blessings upon thee with all thy former blessings and many others too numerous to mention in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ Amen.