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 Sidney Rigdon

Sidney Rigdon

Saint Clair, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Jul 1876 (aged 83)
Friendship, Allegany County, New York, USA
Burial Friendship, Allegany County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 6283786 · View Source
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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

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Born Feb. 19, 1793.
Died July 14, 1876.
His Wife
Born May 3, 1800.
Died Feb. 27, 1886.




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