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Adams, George Washington Joshua (c.1811-1880), tailor, actor; born at Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey. Adams was a Methodist lay preacher and actor before joining the Latter-day Saints in New York in 1840. Accompanied Orson Hyde on his mission to Palestine in 1841 but did not go farther than Europe. Proselyted in England. Excommunicated in 1845. Affiliated with James J. Strang, 1846-1851. Organized the Church of the Messiah at Springfield, Massachusetts, 1861. Led 156 colonists to Jaffa to prepare Palestine for the return of the Jews in 1866, but the colony ended in failure. Returned to the United States about 1870. Died in Philadelphia. [PJSv2]

Adams, James (1783-1843), lawyer; born at Limsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut. Married Harriet Denton, 1809 and moved to Oswego, New York. To Springfield, Illinois, 1821. Elected justice of the peace in 1823 and probate judge, 1841. Participant in Winnebago and Black Hawk Indian wars, 1827, 1831-1832. Joined the Latter-day Saints in 1836 and was ordained a patriarch. Was appointed deputy grand master of the second Grand Lodge of Illinois, 1840. Instrumental in establishing the Nauvoo masonic lodge in 1842. [PJSv2]

Agan, Margaret Nyman. See Nyman, Margaret

Akers, S., traveled with McLellin and Elder Bean from Errol, New Hampshire, to the Farmington conference in Farmington, Maine, in Aug. 1835. Probably Samuel Akers (1793-1870), born in Bradford, New Hampshire, on Mar. 3, 1793, to John Akers and Esther Buck. Married Sarah Whittimore. Died on Dec. 30, 1870. His heir is listed as Perrigrine Sessions. [McLellin]

Aldrich, Isaac (d. 1882), was ordained a priest by Lyman E. Johnson on July 24, 1833, at a conference held in Charleston, Vermont. Orson Pratt records he was ordained an elder on Sept. 28, 1833. Hosted McLellin for two nights in Aug. 1835 while living fifteen miles from the Connecticut River. Possibly the same Isaac Aldrich who was born on Mar. 11, 1817, in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, to Isaac and Abigail Aldrich. Married Abigail Ann Everett on Aug. 29, 1839, and died on July 30, 1882. [McLellin]

Aldrich, James H., taken prisoner by a mob during difficulties in Jackson County, Missouri, in 1833; living in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835; and Nauvoo 3rd Ward, 1846. [PJSv1]

Aldrich, Mark (1801-1874), born in Warren County, New York. Married Margaret Wilkinson, 1829, and moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he received an appointment with the American Fur Company and took charge of the company’s station at Keokuk, Iowa. One of the original developers of Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, 1832. Elected first postmaster of Warsaw, 1834, and member of the Illinois legislature, 1836. He was a mason and a member of the local militia. Indicted in the murder of Joseph Smith, 1844 but was acquitted. After failing to be elected sheriff of Hancock County in 1846, Aldrich migrated to California during the gold rush. Finally settled in Tucson, Arizona, where he served as the town’s first postmaster, a merchant, criminal court judge, Tucson’s first American mayor, and for three terms as a representative in the territorial legislature. [PJSv2]

Allen, A., was living in Kirtland, Ohio, when McLellin visited him on Dec. 3, 1834. Possibly Andrew Lee Allen, born in Nov. of 1791 or 1794 in New Hampshire to Elijah Allen and Mehitable Hall. Married Clarinda Kapp on Dec. 11, 1824, in Cattaraugus County, New York, and they had ten children. Eventually married two other women. Baptized in Sept. 1833. Was ordained an elder. Was a counselor in the Coonville, Iowa, branch presidency in 1848. Died on Aug. 14, 1870, in Provo, Utah. In addition, an Achmond Allen is listed in Willoughby, Ohio in1840. [McLellin]

Allen/Allyn, Peletiah (1785-1856), born at Barkhamsted, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Married Amelia Joslin in Trumbull County, Ohio, 1835. Died at Hiram, Portage County, Ohio. [PJSv1]

Allred, Isaac (1813-59), was born on June 28, 1813, in Tennessee to James Allred and Elizabeth Warren. Was baptized on Sept. 10, 1832. Married Julia Ann Taylor on Oct. 11, 1832, and they had ten children. Hosted two meetings in Feb. 1833 while living in Fayette, Missouri. Marched with Zion’s Camp in 1834 and was subsequently ordained a seventy. Served a mission to Great Britain, 1851-55. Assaulted and killed by Thomas Ivie over a misunderstanding concerning sheep Allred was tending on May 12, 1859. [McLellin]

Allred, James (1784-1876), was born on Jan. 22, 1784, in Randolph, North Carolina, to William Allred and Elizabeth Thrasher. Married Elizabeth Warren on Nov. 14, 1803, and they had twelve children. Was baptized on Sept. 9, 1832. Hosted McLellin in Feb. 1833 while living in Fayette, Missouri. Marched with Zion’s Camp in 1834. Was ordained a high priest by Joseph Smith, Jr., and served as a body guard to the Prophet. Became the high constable and supervisor of streets in Nauvoo. Went to Utah in 1851 where he acted as the presiding elder of the Allred settlement, now known as Spring City, until he died in 1876. [McLellin]

ALLRED?, Daniel, hosted meetings for McLellin on Mar. 3 and 4, 1833. Was baptized on Mar. 6, 1833 and became a member of the Salt River Branch, Monroe County, Missouri. Possibly the son of Isaac Allred. [McLellin]

ALLRED?, Hannah, was possibly Hannah Caroline Allred, born on Sept. 20, 1808, in the town of Ohio, Kentucky, to James Allred and Elizabeth Warren. Attended McLellin’s meeting on Mar. 6, 1833. Received a patriarchal blessing from Hyrum Smith in 1843 and died on Feb. 23, 1850. [McLellin]

Anderson, Celia, donated money to McLellin in Florence, Ohio, in Nov. 1834. [McLellin]

Anderson, John, was probably born on Mar. 9, 1796, in Windham, Connecticut, to Lemuel Anderson and Rachel Hall. Married Lydia Kellog. Donated money to McLellin in Nov. 1834. Hosted an appointment in Florence, Ohio, on Oct. 19, 1834. At an 1837 conference in Far West, Missouri, he objected to the nomination of Lyman Wight to the Missouri High Council. Played in the Nauvoo band and may have served as a stonecutter for the Nauvoo Temple. Joined the Reorganized Church and became their representative to Salt Lake City in 1869; died in Nauvoo, Illinois. [McLellin]

Andrews, Hazard (no information) [PJSv2]

Andrews, Phebe. See Cook, Phebe Andrews

Andrus, Milo (1814-93), born on Mar. 6, 1814, in Wilmington, New York, to Ruluf Andress and Azuba Smith. Was baptized on Mar. 12, 1832. Married Abigail Jane Daley on Feb. 14, 1833. Marched in Zion’s Camp in 1834. Spoke on several occasions at meetings McLellin was holding; living in Florence, Ohio, in Oct. 1834. Appointed president of the Florence Branch in 1836. Moved to Missouri in 1837 and then to Illinois in 1838. Served a mission to England, 1848-50. Moved to Utah by 1855. Died in Oxford, Idaho, on June 19, 1893. [McLellin, s.v. "Andrews or Andress, Milow"]

Angell, Truman O. (1810-1887), carpenter, joiner, architect. Brother-in-law to Brigham Young. Born at Providence, Rhode Island. Married Polly Johnson, 1832. Living in China, New York, when converted to Mormonism, 1833. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1835 and worked on the temple. Member of the Second Quorum of Seventy. Moved to Missouri, 1837; and Illinois, 1839. Supervised joiner work on Nauvoo Temple. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley with pioneers of 1847. Appointed Church architect; supervised construction of many buildings, including Salt Lake Temple. [PJSv1]

Angell, Truman Osborn (1810-1887), carpenter, joiner, architect. Brother-in-law to Brigham Young. Born at Providence, Rhode Island. Married Polly Johnson, 1832. Living in China, New York when converted to Mormonism, 1833. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1835 and worked on the temple. Member of the Second Quorum of Seventy. Moved to Missouri, 1837, and Illinois, 1839. Supervised joiner work on Nauvoo Temple. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley with pioneers of 1847. Appointed Church architect; supervised construction of many buildings, including Salt Lake Temple. [PJSv2]

Anthon, Charles (1797-1867), educator, classical scholar, born in New York City. Entered Columbia College at age 14; he so far excelled above his classmates that he was excluded from further competition and graduated in 1815. Studied law; admitted to the New York bar, 1819. A master of Greek and Latin, he was professor of classical studies and literature at Columbia College from 1820 until his death. Widely acclaimed for his scholarship, for thirty years he published at least one volume annually. Died in New York City. [PJSv1]

Arterberry and his family were not at home in Missouri when McLellin tried to stop there on Feb. 18, 1833. [McLellin]

Ashley, Major Noble. Son of Oliver Ashley and Tabitha Baker. Born 3 March 1798 in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Living in Strongsville, Ohio, 1831. Baptized and ordained priest before June 1831. Ordained elder before 25 October 1831. Ordained high priest 25 October 1831. Appointed to preach gospel with Burr Riggs in "south country" 25 January 1832. Resided in Jackson County, Missouri, 1832-33. Tanner by profession. Left church before 1838. Residing in Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio, 1840. [Cook]

Atchison, David Rice (1807-1886), lawyer; born near Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. Graduate of Transylvania University, 1825. Admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1829. In 1830, moved to Clay County, Missouri, where he became a prominent lawyer and was appointed major-general in the Missouri state militia. Was appointed judge of the circuit court of Platte County, 1841. Elected to the Missouri legislature, 1834 and 1838. Served in the U.S, Senate, 1838-1855, where he was frequently President pro-tem, was chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs, and was influential in framing the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. In 1856, moved to Clinton County, Missouri, where he worked a 1,700-acre farm. Died at Gower, Clinton County. [PJSv2]

Atherton, Fanny, born in Dalton, New Hampshire, to Samuel Atherton and Molly Brown. Baptized by McLellin on Aug. 10, 1835, in Dalton, New Hampshire. Married Harvey Redfield on Oct. 26, 1837. [McLellin, s.v. "Athington, Fanny"]

Atherton, Perces (1820-1906), born on May 27, 1820, in Dalton, New Hampshire, to Samuel Atherton and Molly Brown. Baptized by McLellin on Aug. 10, 1835, in Dalton, New Hampshire. Married Aaron Freeman Farr in Jan. 1844. Moved to Utah in 1847. Died on Dec. 31, 1906, in Logan, Utah. [McLellin, s.v. "Athington, Perces"]

Atwood, Henry G. (no information) [PJSv2]

Avard, Sampson (1803-1869), physician; born at St. Peters on the Isle of Guernsey, Great Britain. His wife, Eliza, was a native of Virginia, and one of their children was born there in 1831. Baptized and ordained an elder by Orson Pratt in Freedom, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, 1835. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1836. Prominent in Missouri Danite activities, 1838. Testimony against Joseph Smith at the 1838 Richmond hearing was a key factor in the Prophet’s imprisonment. Excommunicated, 1839. By 1850 he was a practising physician in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, where he died. [PJSv2]

Avery was living near the center of Braceville, Ohio, when McLellin and Samuel Smith visited and then stayed with him on Nov. 30, 1831. Possibly Barton F. Avery (1796-1857), born on Sept. 16, 1796, in Aurora, New York, to Dudley Avery and Hannah Morgan. Raised by his uncle, Daniel Avery. Married Betsy Brown on Sept. 23, 1817. Kept a temperance house and then began a hotel business in 1842. Served as an associate judge in Ohio prior to 1848. Possibly the same Baptist minister who was baptized by Don Carlos Smith. Died in Chardon, Ohio, on Apr. 12, 1857. [McLellin]

Avery, Arvin Allen (1812-1877) was born at Spafford, Onondaga County, New York. He married Francis Maria Babbitt 25 September 1835. He was living in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1846. Evidently did not go west with the Latter-day Saints. [PJSv1]

Avery, Arvin Allen (1812-1877), born at Spafford, Onondaga County, New York. Married Francis Maria Babbitt 25 September 1835. Living in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1846. Evidently did not go West with the Latter-day Saints. [PJSv2]