|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1834|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 1888|
Salt Lake County
Mahonri was born to Reynolds Cahoon and Thirza Stiles. "While residing at Kirtland, Elder Reynolds Cahoon had a son born to him. One day when President Joseph Smith was passing his door he called the Prophet in and asked him to bless and name the baby. Joseph did so and gave the boy the name of Mahonri Moriancumer. When he had finished the blessing, he laid the child on the bed, and turning to Elder Cahoon he said, the name I have given your son is the name of the Brother of Jared; the Lord has just shown or revealed it to me. Elder William F. Cahoon, who was standing near heard the Prophet make this statement to his father; and this was the first time the name of the Brother of Jared was known in the Church in this dispensation." ("The Jaredites", The Juvenile Instructor, [1 May 1892], p 282). He had six siblings: William Farrington, Lerona Eliza, Pulaski Stephen, Daniel Stiles, Andrew, and Julia Amina. Mahonri married Sarah Romney 22 November 1853 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had seven children: Mahonri Moriancumer, Elizabeth Thurza, Miles Reynolds, John Farrington, Nancy Rosella, Sarah Lorett, and George Earnest. Mahonri died in Murray, Utah and is buried there.
Reynolds Cahoon (1790 - 1861)
Thirza Stiles Cahoon (1789 - 1866)
Sarah Romney Cahoon (1836 - 1909)
Miles Reynolds Cahoon (1859 - 1926)*
John Farrington Cahoon (1861 - 1923)*
Nancy Rosella Cahoon Winchester (1864 - 1908)*
William Farrington Cahoon (1813 - 1883)*
Lerona Eliza Cahoon Stanley (1817 - 1840)*
Pulaski Stephen Cahoon (1820 - 1892)*
Daniel Stiles Cahoon (1822 - 1903)*
Andrew Cahoon (1824 - 1900)*
Julia Amina Cahoon (1830 - 1831)*
Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon (1834 - 1888)
Rais Bell Casson Reynolds Cahoon (1845 - 1911)**
Truman Cahoon (1850 - 1911)**
Kirtland Ohio 1834
Reynolds Cahoon requested that Joseph Smith give his newborn son a name and a blessing. The Prophet named Reynolds son Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon, explaining that though not mentioned Mahonri Moriancumer was the name of the brother of Jared of the book of Ether in the Book of Mormon.
This marker was donated by the Pioneer Heritage Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and the Huefflinger family.
Murray City Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Plot: 03 057 1
Maintained by: Frances Cahoon Swendsen
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 131108