|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1794|
|Death: ||Sep. 26, 1842|
Residing in Ashtabula, Ohio, 1830. Married Margaret. Five known children: Betsy, Nancy, Whitney, Foster, and Mary. Baptized into LDS (Mormon) Church on 10 January 1831. Ordained elder before June 1831. Ordained high priest and set apart as assistant to Bishop Edward Partridge 3 June 1831. Served mission to New London, Ohio, early 1831. Appointed to travel with Lyman Wight to Jackson County, Missouri, June 1831. Moved family to Missouri 1831. Presided over Branch Number Four in Independence. Prominent Church leader 1831-38. Imprisoned for short time in Independence 1833. Settled in Clay County, Missouri, after expulsion from Jackson County. Owned property in Clay County. Appointed to receive "endowment" in Kirtland 23 June 1834. Participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple 1836. Returned to Clay County, Missouri, by November 1836. Assisted in settling Far West, Missouri. Owned property in Caldwell County. Appointed "Keeper of the Lord's Storehouse" 7 November 1837. Appointed to assist as Church historian 8 April 1838. Elected state representative for Caldwell County, Missouri, 1838. Voiced opposition to Joseph Smith August 1838. Filed affidavit for loss of property in Missouri 1840. Excommunicated 17 March 1839 and became a bitter enemy to the Church until his death. Married Elizabeth Penewell in 1839. Published work against LDS Church: A Brief History of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints (Commonly Called Mormons) (St. Louis, 1839). Residing in Quincy, Illinois, in 1840.
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Jan 27, 2005
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