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Sidney Rigdon
Birth: Feb. 19, 1793
Saint Clair (Allegheny County)
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1876
Friendship
Allegany County
New York, USA

Religous Leader. First Assistant President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a Cambelite minister, he met Parley P. Pratt, read the Book of Mormon and converted quickly. Called to be a scribe for Joseph Smith in his translation of the Scriptures, on March 18, 1833, he was set apart as a counselor to Joseph Smith. He was one of the brethren who suffered many months in Liberty Jail. He came into conflict with other church members, especially Smith, and left Nauvoo in 1844. After the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith he hurried back to Nauvoo and claimed the right to preside over the Church by virtue of his office as first counselor and claimed that Joseph Smith was unique and no one would ever again be a prophet. He offered instead to preside as a "guardian" to the Church. However, being rejected by the body of the Church, he returned to Pennsylvania where he endeavored to establish a following. Maintaining that Brigham Young and the Twelve had led the Church astray. He was tried for apostasy and as a result was excommunicated. He died in 1876. (bio by: Chad Stowell) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Rigdon (1748 - 1810)
  Agnes Gallaher Rigdon (1759 - 1839)
 
 Spouse:
  Phebe Brooks Rigdon (1808 - 1886)
 
 Children:
  Athalia Rigdon Robinson (1821 - 1906)*
  Nancy Rigdon Ellis (1822 - 1887)*
  Sarah Rigdon Wingate (1824 - 1877)*
  John Wycliff Rigdon (1830 - 1912)*
  Lacy Ann Rigdon Hatch (1833 - 1877)*
  Phebe Dorcas Rigdon Spear (1836 - 1900)*
  Hortensia Antoinette Rigdon (1838 - 1853)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carvil Rigdon (____ - 1873)**
  Loami Rigdon (1791 - 1865)*
  Sidney Rigdon (1793 - 1876)
  Lacy Rigdon Boyer (1795 - 1827)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
SIDNEY RIGDON
Born Feb. 19, 1793.
Died July 14, 1876.
PHEBE BROOKS
His Wife
Born May 3, 1800.
Died Feb. 27, 1886.
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Friendship
Allegany County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Mar 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6283786
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- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Jul. 14, 2014

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
RIP, Cuz
- Deborah Marker
 Added: Jan. 2, 2013
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