Date: June 02, 2019 11:36AM
How black was Elijah?
"Able had one black great-grandparent, apparently on his father’s side."
Is it possible that Brother Joseph and others did not necessarily think he was not "black" enough to be cursed?
And I was told that Joseph himself ordained Elijah, well not so:
"In 1836, he was ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood by Ambrose Palmer, washed and anointed in the Kirtland Temple, received his patriarchal blessing under the hands of Joseph Smith Sr., and was ordained a Seventy by Zebedee Coltrin. "https://www.lds.org/study/history/topics/elijah-able?lang=eng