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William Law
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1809, Ireland
Death: Jan. 19, 1892
Shullsburg
Lafayette County
Wisconsin, USA

Second Counselor in the First Presidency to Joseph Smith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A convert from Toronto, Canada; William proved faithful enough to have been called by revelation as Counselor to the Prophet.
However, within a few years he first began to argue Church doctrine and not long after was suspected by the Prophet as scheming to kill Joseph when he publicly stated, "we have a Judus in our midst," and William was soon excommunicated from the Church. He and his brother Wilson Law started an anti-Mormon newspaper called "The Nauvoo Expositor" which violated the Nauvoo City Charter for religious discrimination and was ordered destroyed by the mayor, Joseph Smith. This event precipitated the Prophet's arrest and assassination at Carthage Jail. Willard Richards testified that William was in the mob that performed the deed. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jane Silverthorn Law (1814 - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas J Law (1837 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Shullsburg
Lafayette County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Jun 18, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6523831
William Law
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William Law
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William Law
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What slanted nonsense. Joseph Smith destroyed the Nauvoo Expositor after William Law published and exposed Smith's practice of polygamy, which Smith steadfastly denied. Only now is the Mormon church admitting that Smith practiced polygamy and polyandry....(Read more)
- Truth be Told
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 8, 2012

- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Jan. 19, 2012
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