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Cady, Elizabeth, was baptized by McLellin on Aug. 27, 1834, in Eugene, Indiana. She is possibly Elizabeth Harris who married William Cady on Feb. 12, 1816. [McLellin]

Caffa, Betsy, was baptized by McLellin on Aug. 4, 1835, near Lyman, New Hampshire. Wife of Hiram Caffa. [McLellin]

Caffa, Hiram, was baptized and confirmed by McLellin on Aug. 4, 1835, near Lyman, New Hampshire. Hosted an appointment on Aug. 6, 1835. [McLellin]

Cahoon, Larona (1817-1840), born at Harpersfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Eldest daughter of Reynolds Cahoon. [PJSv2]

Cahoon, Mary (1810-?), daughter of William Cahoon, born at Albany, Albany County, New York. Married David Elliot, 1831. [PJSv1]

Cahoon, Nancy Miranda Gibbs. See Gibbs, Nancy Miranda

Cahoon, Reynolds (1790-1861), was born on Apr. 30, 1790, in New York to William Cahoon and Mehitabel Hodges. Married Theresa Stiles on Dec. 11, 1810. Fought in the War of 1812. Was probably baptized on Oct. 11 or 12, 1830, by Parley Pratt. Details of Cahoon’s conversion are unknown. Was ordained an elder by Sidney Rigdon on June 3, 1831, and was ordained a high priest by Joseph Smith. Appointed on Oct. 11, 1830, to obtain money to assist Joseph Smith in finishing the inspired translation of the Bible. Served as a missionary with Samuel Smith in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri in 1831, and they introduced McLellin to Mormonism. Went with Joseph and Hyrum Smith and Sidney Rigdon to visit McLellin when he was sick on Dec. 27, 1831, and hosted a council of elders while living in Kirtland, Ohio. Worked on the Kirtland Temple on Jan. 5, 1832, and served as counselor to Bishop Whitney. Helped lead the Saints west as captain of the sixth company and died in Salt Lake City in 1861. [McLellin]

Cahoon, Reynolds (1790-1862), farmer, tanner, builder, was born at Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Participant in the War of 1812. Married Thirza Stiles, 1810. Among the first converts to Mormonism in Ohio in 1830. Appointed counselor to Bishop Newel K. Whitney at Kirtland, Ohio, 10 February 1832. Member of the committee to oversee building of the Kirtland Temple, and manager of the Kirtland store through which business connected with temple construction was transacted. Moved to Iowa after the 1838 expulsion of Mormons from Missouri. Crossed the plains to Utah in 1848. Died in South Cottonwood Ward, Salt Lake County. [PJSv1]

Cahoon, Reynolds (1790-1862), farmer, tanner, builder; born at Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Participant in the War of 1812. Married Thirza Stiles, 1810. Among the first converts to Mormonism in Ohio in 1830. Appointed counselor to Bishop Newel K. Whitney at Kirtland, Ohio 10 February 1832. Member of the committee to oversee building of the Kirtland Temple, and later, the Nauvoo Temple. Moved to Iowa after the 1838 expulsion of the Latter-day Saints from Missouri. Crossed plains to Utah, 1848. Died in South Cottonwood Ward, Salt Lake County. [PJSv2]

Cahoon, Reynolds. Son of William Cahoon and Mehitabel Hodge. Born 30 April 1790 in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Married Thirza Stiles 11 December 1810. Seven children: William F., Leroni Eliza, Pulaski, Daniel, Andrew, Julia, and Mahonri Moriancumer. Moved to Western Reserve 1811; began farming. Soldier in War of 1812. Located near Kirtland, Ohio, 1825. Baptized 11 October 1830 by Parley P. Pratt. Shortly after baptism, ordained elder by Sidney Rigdon. Ordained high priest 3 June 1831 by Joseph Smith. Appointed to travel to Jackson County, Missouri, with Samuel H. Smith June 1831. Returned to Kirtland by September 1831. On 11 October 1831 appointed to obtain money and/or property to assist Prophet in finishing inspired translation of Bible. Ordained counselor to Bishop Newel K. Whitney 10 February 1832. Appointed to obtain money to build sacred edifices in Kirtland 4 May 1833. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Revelation dated 1 November 1835 reproved Cahoon for "iniquities." Charter member of, and owned stock in, Kirtland Safety Society 1837. Moved to Missouri; arrived 7 June 1838. Appointed counselor in stake at Adam-Ondi-Ahman 28 June 1838. Located in Iowa after Mormon explusion from Missouri. Appointed counselor in Iowa Stake 19 October 1839. Received endowment 12 October 1843. Member of Council of Fifty 11 March 1844. Received patriarchal blessing 24 January 1845 from John Smith. Sealed to Lucina Roberts Johnson (born 1806 in Vermont) 16 January 1846. Three children: Lucina, Rais, and Truman. Sealed to Mary Hildrath 16 January 1846. No known children. Located in Winter Quarters 1846. Arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, 23 September 1848. Died in South Cottonwood Ward, Salt Lake County, Utah, 29 April 1861. [Cook]

Cahoon, William F. (1813-1893), shoemaker, carpenter, joiner, eldest son of Reynolds Cahoon. Born at Harpersfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Baptized at Kirtland, Ohio in 1830. Proselyting in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, 1833. Participant in Zion’s Camp march, 1834. Member of first quorum of seventy, 1835. Married Nancy Miranda Gibbs, 1836. Carpenter on Nauvoo temple, 1844. Migrated to Utah, 1849. President of 2nd Quorum of Seventy. Died in Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

Cahoon, William F. (1813-1893), shoemaker, carpenter, joiner, eldest son of Reynolds Cahoon. Born at Harpersfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio. Baptized at Kirtland, Ohio, in 1830. Proselyting in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, 1833. Participant in Zion’s Camp march, 1834. Member of First Quorum of Seventy, 1835. Married Nancy Miranda Gibbs, 1836. Carpenter on Nauvoo temple, 1844. Migrated to Utah, 1849. President of Second Quorum of Seventy. Died in Salt Lake City. [PJSv1]

Calvin, J., fed dinner to McLellin and Parley Pratt in Greene County, Illinois, May 5, 1833. Possibly J. W. Calvin, who was a member of the General Committee from the Bluffdale precinct for the Agricultural and Mechanical Association. A Jordan Calvin also lived in Greene County. [McLellin]

Campbell had a child with a sore face that McLellin and Samuel Smith administered to and healed near Niles, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1831. Possibly John Campbell, who served as a state senator from 1818-19. Several Campbells are listed in Trumbull County. [McLellin]

Campbell, A., gave $2 to McLellin in Wellsville, Ohio, May 21, 1836. Possibly Andrew Campbell, who married Sarah Archer on Aug. 31, 1769, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More likely an Alex Campbell, who is also listed. [McLellin]

Campbell, Alexander (1788-1866), clergyman, writer, born at Shaw’s Castle, County Antrim, Ireland. Trained for the ministry by his father, a Presbyterian minister, and further educated at Glasgow University. Joined his father in America and settled in western Pennsylvania, 1809. In 1810 the Campbells formed an independent society based on Baptist views and usages. But they believed baptism necessary for the remission of sins. They repudiated human creeds and proposed to unite all believers in one church, with the Bible as their standard. In 1832 his followers joined Kentucky "Christians" to form the Disciples of Christ. Founded Bethany College, 1840. For forty years, 1823-1863, edited a religious magazine, first named The Christian Baptist, then, in 1830, The Millennial Harbinger. Preached extensively in the United States and Britain. Died at Bethany, Brooke County, West Virginia.             Followers of Campbell under the leadership of Sidney Rigdon were the first converts to Mormonism in Ohio in 1831. [PJSv1]

Campbell, D., the mayor of Wellsville, Ohio, convinced McLellin to stay and preach there in Apr. 1836. Later, donated $5 to McLellin. [McLellin]

Campbell, E., probably Alexander Campbell, wrote an anti-Mormon pamplet which Reverend Peck read at a meeting in Carrollton, Illinois, on Apr. 21, 1833, in an attempt to disprove McLellin. [McLellin]

Campbell, I. C., was a member of the Christian Order (Campbellite?) who hosted McLellin in Greene County, Illinois, in Apr. 1833. Possibly J. C. Campbell, a Presbyterian minister who preached in Edgar County, Illinois. [McLellin]

Campbell, Mandana, was baptized by McLellin on Apr. 23, 1833, in Bluffdale, Illinois. [McLellin]

Campbell, Susannah, was baptized on Apr. 21, 1833, in Greene County, Illinois. Probably related to Mandana Campbell. Probably Susannah Staples before marrying John Campbell by 1810. Possibly widowed by 1835. May have been baptized again on July 6, 1835, by John Greene in Elmira, New York. [McLellin]

Capron, Henry (1798-1875), farmer, born in New York. Spent most of his life at Ava, Oneida County, New York. Married Betsey Kent. Veteran of the War of 1812. He was supervisor and justice of the town for many years. [PJSv1]

Capron, Henry (1798-1875), farmer; born in New York. Married Betsey Kent. Veteran of the War of 1812. Spent most of his life at Ava, Oneida County, New York. He was supervisor and justice of the town for many years. [PJSv2]

Carlin, Thomas (1789-1852), farmer, governor of Illinois; born in Franklin County, Kentucky. Moved to Missouri in 1803 and to Illinois in 1812. Served as a private in the War of 1812, and a captain in the Black Hawk War. Married Rebecca Huitt, 1814. In 1818 settled in Greene County where he became the first sheriff, and was twice elected a state senator. Moved to Quincy, 1834. Registrar of the land office at Quincy, Illinois, when elected governor on the democratic ticket in 1838. After his term ended in 1842, he moved to his former home in Carrollton, Greene County, where he died. [PJSv2]

Carrico, Elizabeth Baker. See Baker, Elizabeth

Carrico, Thomas (1802-1882), born at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. Baptized in 1834 by John F. Boynton. Settled at Kirtland, Ohio, 1835. Married Elizabeth Baker, 1836. Appointed doorkeeper of the Kirtland Temple. Traveled to Missouri with the Kirtland Camp, 1838. In 1842 settled at Nauvoo, Illinois, where he was appointed counselor to Bishop Jonathan H. Hale, and was a 2nd lieutenant in the Nauvoo Legion. Later joined the Reorganized Church. Died at Logan, Harrison County, Iowa. [PJSv2]

Carrico, Thomas (1802-?), born at Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. Baptized in 1834 by John F. Boynton. Settled at Kirtland, Ohio, 1835. Married Betsey Baker, 1836. Appointed doorkeeper of the Kirtland Temple. Traveled to Missouri with the Kirtland Camp, 1838. Settled at Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1842. Appointed counselor to Bishop Jonathan H. Hale, 1842. No known record of him after the Latter-day Saints left Nauvoo. [PJSv1]

Carter, Angeline (1823-1846), born at Benson, Rutland County, Vermont. Daughter of John S. Carter and Elizabeth Kenyon. Died during the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa. [PJSv2]

Carter, Daniel (1803-1887), farmer; born in Benson, Rutland County, Vermont. Married Clarissa A. Foster, 1829. Converted to Mormonism in 1833. In 1838 he was living in Missouri and was appointed to the Adam-ondi-Ahman high council in Daviess County. After arriving in Utah in 1850 he settled at Bountiful, Davis County, Utah. Appointed selectman of the county; also associate probate judge. [PJSv2]

Carter, Gideon (1798-1838), born at Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Married Hilda Burwell. Baptized by Joseph Smith in 1831. Proselyting mission with Sylvester Smith in eastern states and New England, 1832. Member of Kirtland Safety Society and Kirtland high council, 1837. Moved to Far West, Missouri, 1838. Killed in battle at Crooked River, Ray County, Missouri. [PJSv1]

Carter, Gideon (1798-1838), born at Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Married Hilda Burwell. Baptized by Joseph Smith in 1831. Proselyting mission with Sylvester Smith in eastern states and New England, 1832. Member of Kirtland Safety Society and Kirtland high council, 1837. Moved to Far West, Missouri, 1838. Killed in battle at Crooked River, Ray County, Missouri. [PJSv2]

Carter, Gideon H. (1798-1838), was born in 1798 to Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Married Hilda Burwell in 1822, and they had seven children. Was baptized on Oct. 25, 1831, by Joseph Smith and confirmed by Sidney Rigdon. Was ordained a priest that same day and an elder on Jan. 25, 1832. Served a mission to Vermont in 1832. Hilda died in 1832, and he married Charlotte Woods on Dec. 31, 1833. They had three children. Preached with McLellin at a meeting in Florence, Ohio, in Nov. 1834. Member of the Kirtland High Council in 1837. Killed in the Battle of Crooked River on Oct. 25, 1838. [McLellin]

Carter, Gideon Hayden. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanah Sims. Born 1798 in Killingworth, Connecticut. Residing in Amherst, Ohio, 1831. Baptized 25 October 1831 by Joseph Smith at Orange, Ohio. Ordained priest by Oliver Cowdery 25 October 1831. Married Hilda Burwell. Six known children: Moses, Gideon, Philo, Ervin, Rosella, and Matilda. Ordained elder 25 January 1832. Appointed by revelation to preach with Sylvester Smith 25 January 1832 at Amherst Conference; with Smith traveled to Vermont, leaving Kirtland 5 April 1832 and returning August 1832. Married Charlotte Woods (born 1814 in New York) about 1835. Charter member of and owned stock in Kirtland Safety Society January 1837. Served on Kirtland high council 1837. Moved to Far West, Missouri 1838. Killed at Battle of Crooked River in Ray County, Missouri, 25 October 1838. Proxy sealing to Charlotte Woods in Nauvoo Temple 30 January 1846. [Cook]

Carter, hosted McLellin and Daniel Bean near Rumford Point, Maine, Aug. 20, 1835. Probably Daniel Carter (1803-87), born on Aug. 28, 1803, in Benson, Vermont, to Jabez Carter and Rebecca Dowd. Married Clarissa Amelia Foster on Sept. 26, 1829, and they had four children. Married three more wives. Was baptized in 1833. Was ordained a priest by Orson Pratt on June 8, 1833, in Bath, New Hampshire. Died on Apr. 10, 1887, in Bountiful, Vermont. In addition, Ephriam Carter is listed in census records. [McLellin]

Carter, Jared (1801-1849), shoemaker, cordwainer, born at Benson, Rutland County, Vermont. Married Lydia Ames, 1825. Joined the Church and was ordained an elder, 1831. Proselyting in eastern states, New York, and Michigan, 1831-33. Appointed to the Kirtland high council, 1837; and Far West, Missouri, high council, 1838. Member of the committee to oversee construction of the Kirtland Temple. Became disaffected and was disfellowshipped at Nauvoo, but promised to return. Died in DeKalb County, Illinois. [PJSv1]

Carter, Jared (1801-1849), shoemaker, cordwainer; born at Benson, Rutland County, Vermont. Married Lydia Ames, 1825. Joined the Church and was ordained an elder, 1831. Proselyting in eastern states, New York, and Michigan, 1831-33. Appointed to the Kirtland high council, 1837; and Far West, Missouri high council, 1838. Member of the committee to oversee construction of the Kirtland Temple. Became disaffected and was disfellowshipped at Nauvoo, but promised to return. Died in DeKalb County, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Carter, Jared. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanah Sims. Born 14 June 1801 in Benson, Rutland County, Vermont. Married Lydia Ames 20 September 1825. Nine known children: Evaline, Ellen, Orlando, Clark, Lydia, Jared, David, Rosabella, and Joseph. Residing in Chenango, Broome County, New York, 1830. Baptized February 1831 by Hyrum Smith. Moved to Amherst, Ohio, 1831. Revelation in June 1831 instructed Carter to be ordained priest. Ordained elder by September 1831. Left for mission to East 22 September 1831 with Ebenezer Page. Preached in New York and Vermont. Returned to Amherst 29 February 1832. Appointed by revelation to preach in eastern states March 1832. Left for New York with Calvin Stoddard 25 April 1832. Left Stoddard in New York and continued on to Vermont with Sylvester Smith and Gideon Carter. Baptized seventy-nine converts on this mission. Returned to Kirtland 19 October 1832, and then to Amherst. Left on mission to Michigan with Moses Daley 1 December 1832. Returned May 1833. Appointed member of committee to obtain subscriptions for construction of school for elders 4 May 1833. Committee later became responsible for construction of several sacred buildings in Kirtland. Assisted in laying foundation stones of Kirtland Temple 23 July 1833. Appointed to preach in Upper Canada with Phineas Young 20 February 1834. Worked on Kirtland Temple. On 7 March 1835 received blessing for working on Kirtland Temple. Tried before Church court 16 September 1835 for "rebelling against the advice and counsel" of First Presidency as well as for "erring in judgment." Acquitted upon humble confession. Participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple March 1836. Charter member of, and owned stock in, Kirtland Safety Society January 1837. Appointed member of Kirtland high council 4 September 1837. Ordained high councilor 9 September 1837. Left for Far West, Missouri, late September 1837. Appointed member of Far West high council 3 March 1838. Expelled from Missouri 1839; located in Nauvoo, Illinois. Accused of being in league with George W. Robinson, Sidney Rigdon, and John C. Bennett March 1843. Became disaffected in 1843. Subsequently became reconciled. Disfellowshipped 8 September 1844. On 16 September 1844, made confession for errors and promised to return to Church. Member of Yoree Branch of Church in Chicago, Illinois January 1847. Died in Illinois by 1850. Wife, Lydia, and children residing in DeKalb County, Illinois, 1850. [Cook]

Carter, Joanna (1824-1847), born at Benson, Rutland County, Vermont. Living in the Smith home for a time in Missouri and Illinois. Witnessed depredations against Joseph Smith and others in Missouri. Married Lauren Hotchkiss Roundy in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1842. Died at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. [PJSv2]

Carter, John Sims. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanah Sims. Born 1796 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Married Elizabeth Kenyon 28 February 1813. One known child: William. Baptized and ordained elder by 1832. Ordained high priest 24 May 1832. Mission with brother Jared May-July 1832 in Vermont area. On 20 February 1834 appointed by Kirtland high council to accompany Jesse Smith on mission to "east." Traveled to Clay County, Missouri, with Zion’s Camp 1834. Died of cholera 26 June 1834 in Clay County, Missouri. [Cook]

Carter, Marietta (1820-1840), born at Benson, Rutland County, Vermont. Married Jonathan Harriman Holmes at Kirtland, Ohio, 1837. Died at Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Carter, Nancy (1827-?), born at Benson, Rutland County, Vermont. Living in the Nauvoo 4th ward in the 1840s. [PJSv2]

Carter, Simeon (1793-1869), was born on June 7, 1793, in Killingsworth, Connecticut, to Gideon Carter and Johannah Sims. Married Lydia Kenyon on Dec. 2, 1818, and they had three children. Was baptized in Feb. 1831. Was ordained a deacon, elder, and high priest by June 1831. Told McLellin he should become an elder, and they began serving a mission as companions in Aug. 1831. Marched in Zion’s Camp. Served a mission to England, 1846-49. Crossed plains in Orson Hyde’s company and in 1851 founded Brigham City, where he died on Feb. 3, 1869. [McLellin]

Carter, Simeon (1794-1869), farmer, born at Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Married Lydia Kenyon, 1818. Converted to Mormonism in Ohio in 1831. Member of the Clay County, Missouri, high council, 1834, and Far West, Missouri, high council, 1836. Missionary to England, 1846-49. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley, 1850. Settled at Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, where he died. [PJSv1]

Carter, Simeon (1794-1869), farmer; born at Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Married Lydia Kenyon, 1818. Converted to Mormonism in Ohio in 1831. Member of the Clay County, Missouri high council, 1834, and Far West, Missouri high council, 1836. Missionary to England, 1846-49. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley, 1850. Settled at Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, where he died. [PJSv2]

Carter, Simeon. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanah Sims. Born 7 July 1794 at Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Family resided in Massachusetts 1810-20. Married Lydia Kenyon 2 December 1818. Three children. Moved to Amherst, Ohio, by 1830. Baptized 22 February 1831. Ordained elder by June 1831. Ordained high priest 3 June 1831 by Lyman Wight. Appointed by revelation to travel to Jackson County, Missouri, with Solomon Hancock June 1831. Returned to Ohio by September 1831. Appointed to collect funds to assist Prophet in inspired translation of Bible at Orange, Ohio, 25 October 1831. Moved family to Jackson County, Missouri, before February 1833. Appointed to preside over Branch Number Nine in Jackson County 11 September 1833. Located in Clay County, Missouri, 1833. On 23 June 1834 appointed to receive "endowment" in Kirtland Temple. Appointed member of Clay County high council 7 July 1834. Participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple 1836. Located in Far West, Missouri, 1836; there purchased several parcels of land. Member of Far West high council. Expelled from Missouri 1839; located in Lee County, Iowa. Called on mission to Germany 1841; apparently did not go. Received endowment 15 December 1845 in Nauvoo Temple. Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Hannah Dunham (born 1800 in Vermont) 19 January 1846. Mission to England 1846-9. Married Louisa Holland Gibbons 14 November 1849. Three children: Simeon, Louisa, and Samuel. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley 15 August 1850. Located in Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah. Died there 3 February 1869. [Cook]

Carter, Talitha Cumi, was baptized and confirmed by McLellin on Aug. 4, 1835, near Lyman, New Hampshire. [McLellin]

Carter, William. Baptized and ordained elder before 3 June 1831. Appointed by revelation to travel to Missouri with Wheeler Baldwin 6 June 1831; apparently did not go. Stripped of priesthood 1 September 1831. Positive identification cannot be made, but was not "one of the Utah pioneers who put the first ploughs into the ground and planted the first potatoes in Salt Lake Valley." [Cook]

Castle, Almira. See Babbit, Almira

Chandler, J., hosted a meeting McLellin organized on Sept. 14, 1834, in Danville, Ohio. [McLellin]

CHAPMAN hosted an appointment for McLellin in Hate, New York, on May 27, 1835. Was baptized by McLellin on May 30, 1835. [McLellin]

CHAPMAN, Jacob (b. 1803), was born on Mar. 12, 1803, in Palmyra, New York, and later married Julia. Marched in Zion’s Camp. Donated money to McLellin in Amherst, Ohio, in Oct., 1834. Was ordained a member of the First Quorum of Seventy. Received patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith, Sr., in Kirtland, Ohio, 1836. [McLellin]

Charles, John F. (1808-?), physician; born in Pennsylvania. Moved to Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois in 1834, and served in the state legislature, 1840-42. Married Ann Eliza Baldwin, 1834. Practicing medicine in 1850. [PJSv2]

Chase, Ezra (1796-1873), farmer; born at Coltrain, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Married Theresa Wells, 1818. Converted to Mormonism in 1839. Resided in the 3rd ward at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Assisted in timber expedition to Wisconsin for Nauvoo building, 1842. During crossing of the plains in 1846-47 he was a member of the Winter Quarters, Nebraska municipal council. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley, 1848. Settled at Ogden, Weber County. Moved to Eldorado County, California in 1849 and San Bernardino, 1853. Returned to Ogden, 1858. Was ordained a patriarch in 1873. Died at Harrisville, Weber County. [PJSv2]

Chase, Nathan (no information) [PJSv2]

Childs was living in Sacketts Harbor, New York, when McLellin visited him and received the Koran as a gift from him in June 1835. Is probably Alfred B. Childs (1796-1852), born in New York to March Anthony Childs and Hannah Bennedict. Married Sally (Polly) Barber on Mar. 19, 1817, and they had twelve children. Signed the agreement to leave Missouri in 1839 and later posted claims against the state. Moved to Iowa in 1841, where he became the postmaster. Was ordained a seventy before 1845. Moved to Utah, where he ran a sawmill and died on Dec. 22, 1852, in Ogden, Utah. [McLellin]

CHURCH hosted McLellin on June 6, 1835, outside the village of Wolcott while McLellin was on his way to Jefferson County, New York. Possibly Hiram Church. [McLellin]

Clark, Cynthia. See Hubbard, Cynthia Clark

Clark, Hiram (1795-1853), born at Wells, Rutland County, Vermont. Joined the Church in 1835. Missionary to England, 1839-41, and 1844-46. Crossed the plains to Utah in 1849. Served as first president of the Hawaiian Mission, 1850-51. Unable to cope with situation there, he returned to San Bernardino, where he took his own life. [PJSv2]

Clark, Jane, allowed McLellin to write a letter at her home and gave him money for a handkerchief in Aug. 1834. Gave him more money in Sept. 1834. Possibly marched with members of Zion’s Camp. [JH, Oct. 10, 1864.] [McLellin]

Clark, John B. (1802-1885), lawyer, born in Madison County, Kentucky. Moved to Howard County, Missouri, in 1818. Appointed clerk of the county court in 1823, colonel of militia in 1825, and major-general in 1836. He fought in the Black Hawk War. In 1849 Clark was elected to the state legislature and, beginning in 1854, served three terms in the U.S. Congress. He was a Confederate brigadier-general during the Civil War. Practiced law until his death at Fayette, Missouri.            Clark was given supreme command of the militia forces operating against the Mormons in Missouri in the summer of 1838, and he was the recipient on 27 October of Governor Boggs’s extermination order. Although Clark did not arrive at Far West, Caldwell County, until after the Mormon defenders had surrendered to General Lucas, he presided over the dismantling of the community. [PJSv1]

Clark, Josiah (no information) [PJSv2]

Clark, Josiah, listed as a subscriber to the Messenger and Advocate in 1836. [McLellin]

Clark, Mary Ann, was baptized in Bluffdale, Illinois, on Apr. 23, 1833. [McLellin]

Clark, Samuel, listed as a subscriber to the Messenger and Advocate who changed his address from Martinsville to Fulton, Ohio, in 1836. Several Samuel Clarks lived in Hamilton and Clinton Counties. [McLellin]

Clayton, William (1814-1879), born at Penwortham, Lancashire, England. Among the first Mormon converts in England after missionaries arrived in 1837. A year later he became second counselor in the British Mission presidency. Emigrated to America in 1840 and by 1842 was settled in Nauvoo, Illinois. Between 1841 and 1844, served as clerk of the Iowa high council, clerk and recorder of the Nauvoo Temple, secretary to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and treasurer of the city of Nauvoo. One of the official clerks of the pioneer company during the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo to Salt Lake Valley. In Utah he was treasurer of ZCMI, territorial recorder, auditor of public accounts, and recorder of marks and brands. He died at Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

Cleminson, John (1798-?), married Lydia Lightner, 1823. Did clerical work for the Latter-day Saints in Missouri; also served as clerk of the Caldwell County circuit court. Sided with dissenters and testified against Joseph Smith at the Richmond hearing in November 1838. Living in Montrose, Iowa in 1842, he wrote the Prophet in an attempt to gain reconciliation: "My Character has been torn to pieces and I represented as one of the worst of men. Some of this harsh treatment I have deserved, some I have not." [PJSv2]

Clendenon hosted an appointment in Bluffdale, Illinois, Apr. 17, 1833. Possibly H. Perry Clendennen, who arrived in Greene County in 1819. Became a member of the Old Settlers Association and at one point served as the precinct vice president for Woodville. The 1830 census also lists a George Clenden. [McLellin]

Cleveland hosted McLellin and John Daley in Vermilion, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1834. [McLellin]

Cleveland, Sarah Marrietta Kingsley (1788-1856), born at Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Married John Howe in Connecticut in 1807. After his death in Cleveland, Ohio, she married John Cleveland, 1826. Two children born while residing in Cincinnati. Moved to Quincy, Adams County, Illinois in 1834. Gave lodging to Joseph Smith’s family when the saints were driven from Missouri in 1839. Moved to Plymouth, Hancock County, 1841. Selected as a counselor to Emma Smith when the Female Relief Society was first organized at Nauvoo in 1842. Died at Plymouth. [PJSv2]

Cobb, Polly Harris (1794-?), was the youngest of ten children born to Rufus and Lucy Harris. Her sister Lucy, two years older, married Martin Harris. Polly married Freeman Cobb in 1812 at Palmyra, New York. [PJSv1]

Coe, Joseph (1774-1854), born at Genoa, Cayuga County, New York. Living in Essex County, New Jersey in 1830. Proselyting in New York, 1831. Appointed agent to purchase church property, 1833. Member of the Kirtland high council, 1834-37. Assisted in purchase of Egyptian mummies for the Church in 1835. Left the Church in 1838. Remained in Kirtland, Ohio, where he died. [PJSv2]

Coe, Joseph (1774-1854), was born at Genoa, Cayuga County, New York. Living in Essex County, New Jersey in 1830. Proselyting in New York, 1831. Appointed agent to purchase Church property, 1833. Member of the Kirtland high council, 1834-1837. Assisted in purchase of Egyptian mummies for the Church in 1835. Left the Church in 1838. Remained in Kirtland, Ohio, where he died. [PJSv1]

Coe, Joseph (1784-1854), was born on Nov. 12, 1784, in New York to Joel Coe and Huldah Horton. Married Pallas Wales in 1816. Was baptized early in 1831 and was ordained a high priest that same year. Served a mission with the Prophet Joseph to Missouri in 1831, and then served with Ezra Thayre in New York. Hosted McLellin and participated in meetings while living in Kirtland, Ohio. Called as land agent for the Church and helped lay the cornerstone for the Kirtland Temple in 1833. Member of the Kirtland High Council in 1836 but apostatized in 1837. Died in Kirtland in 1854. [McLellin]

Coe, Joseph. Born 1785 in New Jersey. Married Sophia. Baptized and ordained elder before June 1831. Appointed by revelation to travel to Jackson County, Missouri, with Joseph Smith and others June 1831. Returned from Missouri 4 September 1831. Moved family to Mentor, Ohio, 22 September 1831. Ordained high priest 1 October 1832 by Joseph Smith. Mission to New York with Ezra Thayer 12 October-28 December 1831. Ordained and set apart as agent to purchase property for Church 18 March 1833. Assisted in laying foundation stones for Kirtland Temple 23 July 1833. Appointed member of Kirtland high council 17 February 1834. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Received blessing for working on Kirtland Temple 8 March 1835. Assisted in purchasing Egyptian mummies, including papyri, 1835. Participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple 1836. Rejected as high councilor 3 September 1837. Disaffected from Church leadership by December 1837. Excommunicated December 1838 by Kirtland high council, John Smith presiding. Farmer residing in Kirtland 1850. [Cook]

Colburn, Emily (1813-?), born apparently in Pennsylvania. Sister of Newel Knight’s wife, Sally Colburn. Joined the Latter-day Saints at Colesville, New York, after a local Presbyterian priest, John Sherer, tried to forcibly restrain her from doing so. Married Clark Slade, 1833. Experienced the difficulties of the Church in Missouri before moving to Illinois. Became disillusioned and left the Church. Later lived in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Authored autobiographical sketch of her Mormon experience in 1882. [PJSv1]

Colburn, Sally. See Knight, Sally Colburn

Colburn, Thomas (1801-87), was born on Aug. 3, 1801, in New York to Jonathan Colburn and Hannah Hamilton. Married Sarah Bower on Aug. 11, 1825, and they had six children. Was baptized on Apr. 15, 1833, and marched with Zion’s Camp in 1834. Hosted a conference of the Quorum of the Twelve in June 1835 in Lyons, Wayne County, New York. Eventually was ordained a high priest. Served missions to Germany and England. Came to Utah with Heber C. Kimball and died in Salt Lake City on Jan. 19, 1887. [McLellin]

Coltrin, Zebedee (1804-1887), born at Ovid, Seneca County, New York. Converted to Mormonism, 1831. Participant in the march of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Married Julia Ann Jennings. Appointed one of the presidents of the Seventy, 1835. Settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1839, but soon after moved to Kirtland, Ohio. Appointed second counselor to Almon Babbitt in the Kirtland stake, 1841. Crossed the plains with the Mormon pioneer company, 1847. Settled in Spanish Fork, Utah County, 1852; was ordained a patriarch, 1873. Died in Spanish Fork. [PJSv2]

Coltrin, Zebedee (1804-87), was born in Ovid, New York, to John and Sarah Coltrin. Married Julia Ann Jennings. Was baptized on Jan. 9, 1831, by Lyman Wight and was ordained an elder on Jan. 21, 1831, by John Whitmer. Appointed to travel to Missouri with Levi W. Hancock on June 6, 1831. Established a large branch of the Church in Winchester, Indiana, in 1831. Preached in Winchester, Indiana, with Levi Hancock prior to McLellin’s arrival in Oct. 1831. Member of Zion’s Camp and was afterward ordained a seventy in 1835. Served as a counselor in the Kirtland Stake presidency in 1841. Appointed to campaign for Joseph Smith for president of the United States. Died in Utah in July 1887. [McLellin]

Coltrin, Zebedee. Son of John Coltrin and Sarah Graham. Born 7 September 1804 in Ovid, Seneca County, New York. Moved with family to Geauga County, Ohio, 1814; settled in Strongsville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, shortly thereafter. Married Julia Ann Jennings (born 1813 in Pennsylvania) before April 1828. Apparently had five children, all of whom died in infancy. Baptized 9 January 1831 by Solomon Hancock. Confirmed 19 January 1831 by Lyman Wight. Ordained elder 21 January 1831 by John Whitmer. Appointed to travel to Missouri with Levi W. Hancock 6 June 1831; baptized many and established large branch of church in Winchester, Indiana, 1831. Returned to Ohio 15 June 1832. Ordained high priest by Reynolds Cahoon 17 July 1832. Attended School of Prophets 1833. On 20 February 1834 appointed to preach in Upper Canada. Member of Zion’s Camp 1834. Temporary member of Clay County high council 1834. Ordained seventy 28 February 1835. Ordained president of First Quorum of Seventy 1 March 1835. Attended School of Elders in Kirtland 1836. Attended dedication of Kirtland Temple 1836. Released as president of First Quorum of Seventy 6 April 1837. Charter member of, and owned stock in, Kirtland Society 1837. Settled in Nauvoo 1839. Later moved to Kirtland; there chosen counselor in Kirtland Stake presidency 22 May 1841. Returned to Nauvoo by 1842. Assisted in rescuing Joseph Smith from Dixon arrest 1843. Appointed to travel to Michigan to campaign for Joseph Smith as President of United States April 1844. Received endowment 22 December 1845. Left Illinois with Saints 1846. Located in Winter Quarters. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley 24 July 1847. Returned to Winter Quarters November 1847. Took family to Utah 1851. Directed to locate in Spanish Fork, Utah, 1852. Ordained patriarch 31 May 1873 by John Taylor. Married Mary Mlott. Eight known children: John Graham, Mary Mlott, Zebedee, Haman, Electa, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Hugh. Died in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, 21 July 1887. [Cook]

Colvin, David (1815-80), was born in Dec. 1815 to William Colvin and Lydia Sherman. Baptized by McLellin on June 22, 1835, in Lake Ontario near Pillow [Pillar] Point, Jefferson County, New York. Married Harriet Ann Dullabaugh in 1843. Farmer. Moved to Utah by 1850, where he was rebaptized in 1857 and died on July 31, 1880. [McLellin]

Comer, John B. (1814-?), farmer; born in Ohio. Daviess County, Missouri deputy sheriff, 1839, 1852. [PJSv2]

Cone, Charlotte, was baptized by McLellin in Errol, New Hampshire, Aug. 1835. [McLellin]

Cook, Phebe Andrews (1766-1850), married Daniel Cook, 1787. Died at Mt. Pleasant, Brant, Ontario, Canada. [PJSv2]

Coolbrith, Agnes Moulton. See Smith, Agnes Moulton Coolbrith

Coolidge, Joseph Wellington (1814-1871), carpenter, miller, lumber dealer; born at Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine. He was with the Latter-day Saints in Missouri in 1838, and moved with them to Illinois. At Nauvoo he was a member of the Council of Fifty, and after Joseph Smith’s death was administrator of his estate. In 1850 he was a miller in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and ten years later a lumber dealer in San Francisco, California. In 1870 Coolidge had an interview with Joseph F. Smith in Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

Coon had McLellin and Parley Pratt come to his house and pray for a sick girl near Bluffdale, Illinois, Apr. 6, 1833. Censuses list several Coons in the area. [McLellin]

Coon, I., hosted McLellin and Parley Pratt in Greene County, Illinois, Apr. 5, 1833. [McLellin]

Cooper, Harvey John (no information) [PJSv2]

Cooper, John (1803-71), was born on Sept. 15, 1803, in Washington, Ohio, to Jeremiah and Elizabeth Cooper. Married Rhoda Clark. Baptized by McLellin on Aug. 5, 1834, in Eugene, Indiana. Was ordained a teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood by McLellin on Sept. 10, 1834. Was ordained a high priest on Oct. 8, 1837, and served as a presiding elder in Rochester, Ohio. Became affiliated with the Reorganized Church by 1856, which he remained with until his death in Santa Rosa, California, on May 23, 1871. [McLellin]

Copley, Leman (1781-1862), born in Connecticut. Joined the Latter-day Saints in 1831. Owned 759 acres of land at Thompson, Ohio. When the New York Mormons moved to Ohio in 1831, he allowed them to settle on his land but afterward rescinded his agreement. He testified against Joseph Smith at the 1834 Philastus Hurlbut trial and was later disfellowshipped. Reinstated in 1836 but remained in Ohio. Died at Thompson, Ohio. [PJSv1]

Copley, Leman (1781-1862), born in Connecticut. Joined the Latter-day Saints in 1831. Owned 759 acres of land at Thompson, Ohio. When the New York saints moved to Ohio in 1831 he allowed them to settle on his land, but afterward rescinded his agreement. Testified against Joseph Smith at the 1834 Philastus Hurlbut trial and was later disfellowshipped. Reinstated in 1836, but remained in Ohio. Died at Thompson, Ohio. [PJSv2]

Copley, Leman. Son of Samuel Copley. Born 1781 in Connecticut. By 1800 Copleys had moved to Pitsford, Rutland County, Vermont; there united with Shakers. Leman moved to Cleveland area (site of Shaker community) as early as 1820. Married Salley (born 1779 in Massachusetts). One known child: Reuben. By 1830 held title to large tracts of land in Thompson, Ohio. Baptized and ordained elder by March 1831. Appointed with Sidney Rigdon and Parley P. Pratt to preach gospel to Shaker community in Union Village, near Cleveland. (Shakers rejected gospel message March 1831.) Agreed to permit members of Church from New York to settle on his property; broke promise by June 1831. (This prompted Colesville Branch to move to Missouri.) Fellowship withdrawn in summer of 1831; reextended by October 1832. Testified against Joseph Smith in Philastus Hurlburt trial 1834; disfellowshipped. Made satisfaction 1 April 1836. Did not gather with Saints. A successful farmer, had real estate valued at $3500 in 1850. Probably died in Madison Township, Lake County, Ohio, after 1860. [Cook]

Corrill, John (1794-1843), carriage builder, was born at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Living in Harpersville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, when converted to Mormonism in 1830. Moved to Jackson County, Missouri, 1831. Second counselor to Bishop Edward Partridge; presided over a branch of the Church at Independence. A Kirtland, Ohio, blessing stated that none "surpass him in understanding pertaining to architecture," and that he would "build the house of the Lord in Zion." Directed later stages of construction of the Kirtland Temple. Elected state representative from Caldwell County, Missouri, 1838. Appointed Church historian in 1838 but soon afterward left the Church. Published A Brief History of the Church of Christ, 1839. Died at Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, 1840. [PJSv1]

Corrill, John (1794-1943), carriage builder; born at Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Living in Harpersville, Ashtabula County, Ohio, when converted to Mormonism in 1830. Moved to Jackson County, Missouri, 1831. Second counselor to Bishop Edward Partridge; presided over a branch of the Church at Independence. A Kirtland, Ohio blessing said "there are none that surpass him in understanding pertaining to architecture," and that he would "build the house of the Lord in Zion." Directed later stages of construction of the Kirtland Temple. Elected state representative from Caldwell County, Missouri, 1838. Appointed Church historian in 1838, but soon afterward left the Church. Published, A Brief History of the Church of Christ, 1839. Married Elizabeth Penewell, 1839. Residing at Quincy, Illinois, prior to his death. [PJSv2]

Corrill, John (b. 1794), was born on Sept. 17, 1794, in Bone, Massachusetts. Married a woman named Margaret, and they had five children. Was baptized on Jan. 10, 1831. Was ordained an elder and then served a mission with Solomon Hancock until June 3, 1831, when he was ordained a high priest and second counselor to Bishop Partridge in Kirtland. McLellin first met him in Independence, Missouri, on Aug. 18, 1831. In 1833 he remained in Independence to complete the Saints’ business and later spent time in jail. Became overseer of the Kirtland Temple and then in 1836 attended the dedication. Served as keeper of the Lord’s storehouse beginning in 1837. Called as Church historian in 1838 but apostatized later that year. Excommunicated on Mar. 17, 1839, and became a bitter enemy to the Church until his death. [McLellin]

Corrill, John. Born 17 September 1794 at Worcester County, Massachusetts. Residing in Ashtabula, Ohio, 1830. Married Margaret. Five known children: Betsy, Nancy, Whitney, Foster, and Mary. Baptized 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. Published work against 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. [Cook]

Cory, Hiram, was born in Pinckney, New York, in 1819. Married Fanny Spencer. Was ordained a teacher on Apr. 10, 1835, by McLellin in Huntsburg, Ohio. Member of the Kirtland Safety Society. [McLellin]

Covell, James (1756-1844), was born at Dover, New York. Married Lydia Black. Living in Chautauqua County, New York in 1830. Died at Mayville, Chautauqua County, New York. [PJSv1]

Covell, James. Son of James Covell and Sarah Grover. Born 1 March 1756 at Dover, New York. Married Lydia Black. Longtime Baptist minister. Settled in Queensbury, Washington County, New York, by 1790. Moved to Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, by 1800; resided there until 1806. Removed to Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, 1806. Living in Chautauqua County, New York, by 1830. Learned of restoration of gospel by January 1831. Rejected Joseph Smith’s counsel to be baptized and move to Ohio. Died 1 December 1844 in Mayville, Chautaugua County, New York. [Cook]

Covey, Almira Mack Scobey (1805-1886), born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Cousin of Joseph Smith. Converted to Mormonism in 1830. Married William Scobey in 1831. After Scobey’s death in 1833, Almira lived for a time with a Curtis family in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri, before she married Benjamin Covey in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836. Crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley in 1848. Died in Salt Lake City. [PJSv2] see also Mack, Almira

Covey, Benjamin (1792-1868), farmer, shoemaker; born at Frederikstown, Dutchess County, New York. Married Almira Mack, a cousin of Joseph Smith the Prophet, in Kirtland, Ohio, 1836. Incarcerated and later released for alleged crimes against the state of Missouri during the conflict there in 1838. Crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley in 1848. Bishop of the Salt Lake Twelfth Ward, 1849-56. Called in 1856 to help settle Carson City, Nevada. A year later returned to Salt Lake City, where he was living when he died.

Cowan, Thomas, hosted McLellin and Luke Johnson as they began their mission to the South, Feb. 1832. Was living in Garrettsville, Ohio. [McLellin]

Cowdery, Elizabeth Ann Whitmer. See Whitmer, Elizabeth Ann

Cowdery, Erastus (1796-1833), was born on Aug. 13, 1796, in Wells, Vermont, to William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Older brother of Oliver Cowdery. Hosted McLellin in Youngstown, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1832. He married Rebecca McCormaick Pauley (widow of James Pauley), on August 26, 1819 in Coitsville, Trumball County, Ohio. They had two daughters: Sarah Jane (married Calvin Applegate) and Lucinda (married James Russell). Died on June 16, 1833. [McLellin]

Cowdery, Maria Louise (1835-1892), born at Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio. The only child of Oliver Cowdery and Elizabeth Whitmer who grew to maturity. Married Charles Johnson, a medical doctor, in Richmond, Missouri, 1856; no children. Lived successively in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri. She died at Southwest City, Missouri. [PJSv1]

Cowdery, Oliver (1806-1850), teacher, lawyer, newspaper editor, was born at Wells, Rutland County, Vermont. He assisted Joseph Smith as a scribe during the translation of the Book of Mormon, and with other church writings. Witness to early events connected with the foundation of Mormonism. One of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and a participant in the priesthood restoration. Married Elizabeth Ann Whitmer, 1832. Member of the Kirtland high council. Appointed assistant president of the Church in 1834. He left the Church in 1838 but returned ten years later. Practiced law in Ohio and Wisconsin. Died at Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. [PJSv1]

Cowdery, Oliver (1806-1850), teacher, lawyer, newspaper editor; born at Wells, Rutland County, Vermont. Assisted Joseph Smith as a scribe during translation of the Book of Mormon, and other clerical work. Witness to early events connected with the foundation of Mormonism. One of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, and a participant in the priesthood restoration. Married Elizabeth Ann Whitmer, 1832. Member of the Kirtland high council. Appointed assistant president of the Church in 1834. Left the Church in 1838, but returned ten years later. Practiced law in Ohio and Wisconsin. Died at Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. [PJSv2]

Cowdery, Oliver (1806-50), was born on Oct. 3, 1806, in Wells, Vermont. He met Joseph Smith and became his scribe while translating the gold plates in Apr. 1829. Received the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods with the Prophet Joseph in 1829. One of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon. Charter member of the Church when it was organized and served a Lamanite mission to Missouri in 1830. Sidney Rigdon ordained him a high priest. Serving as Second Elder of the Church when McLellin encountered him. Married Elizabeth Ann Whitmer in 1832, and they had six children. In 1834 he administered church affairs in Joseph’s absence from Kirtland. Appointed one of the trustees of the Kirtland School. Excommunicated from the Church for apostasy in Apr. 1838 and began practicing law in Ohio and Wisconsin. In 1848 he ran unsuccessfully for the state legislature in Wisconsin. Orson Hyde rebaptized him in 1848. Died in Richmond, Missouri, in 1850. [McLellin]

Cowdery, Oliver. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Born 3 October 1806 at Wells, Rutland County, Vermont. Became acquainted with and began writing for Joseph Smith as scribe on translation of gold plates April 1829. With Joseph Smith received Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods in spring of 1829. One of Three Witnesses to Book of Mormon June 1829. Charter member of Church 6 April 1830. First scribe to assist Joseph Smith in translating Bible. Led Lamanite mission to Missouri in winter of 1830. Returned to Ohio August 1831. Ordained to High Priesthood 28 August 1831 by Sidney Rigdon. Accompanied by John Whitmer to Missouri November-December 1831 with manuscript revelations for printing. Member of Literary and United firms. Married Elizabeth Ann Whitmer 18 December 1832. Six children: Maria Louise, Elizabeth Ann, Josephine Rebecca, Oliver Peter, Adeline Fuller, and Julia Olive. No grandchildren. Left Missouri for Ohio in July 1833 to confer with Joseph Smith concerning persecution in Jackson County. Arrived in Kirtland before 18 August 1833. Traveled to New York October 1833 to purchase printing materials. Member of Kirtland high council. Assisted in administering Church affairs during summer of 1834 while Joseph Smith was in Missouri. Ordained Assistant President of Church 5 December 1834. Assisted in choosing twelve apostles 1835. Appointed Church recorder 1835. Participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple 1836. With Joseph Smith received priesthood keys from Elijah, Elias, and Moses 3 April 1836. Returned to Missouri 1837. Arrived in Far West 20 October 1837. Excommunicated from Church for apostasy 12 April 1838 at Far West, Missouri. Practiced law in Tiffin, Ohio, and Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Ran unsuccessfully for state legislature in Wisconsin 1848. Rebaptized by Orson Hyde 12 November 1848 at Kanesville, Iowa. Died 3 March 1850 in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. [Cook]

Cowdery, Warren A. (1788-1851), physician, druggist, farmer. Born at Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. Older brother of Oliver Cowdery. Married Patience Simonds, 1814. Practiced medicine in Vermont and Freedom, New York. Moved to Freedom in 1815; became postmaster, 1824. Converted to Mormonism, 1831. Appointed presiding elder of the Church at Freedom, 1834. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1836 and was involved in managing the book bindery and printing office. Also editor of the Messenger and Advocate and clerk to Joseph Smith. Became disaffected and left the Church in 1838. In 1850, farming at Kirtland, where he died. [PJSv2]

Cowdery, Warren A. (1788-1851), physician, druggist, farmer. Older brother of Oliver Cowdery, born at Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. Married Patience Simonds, 1814. Practiced medicine in Vermont and Freedom, New York. Moved to Freedom in 1815; became postmaster, 1824. Converted to Mormonism, 1831. Appointed president of the Church at Freedom, 1834. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1836 and was involved in managing the book bindery and printing office. Also editor of the Messenger and Advocate and clerk to Joseph Smith. Became disaffected and left the Church in 1838. In 1850 farmed at Kirtland, where he died. [PJSv1]

Cowdery, Warren A. (1788-1851), was born in Oct. 1788 in Poultney, Vermont, to William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Married Patience Simmonds (Simmons) on Sept. 22, 1814, in Pawlet, Vermont, and they had eleven children. Was a physician in Pawlet. Lived in Freedom, New York, by 1816. Ran an apothecary business. Postmaster of Freedom in 1824. Called to be the presiding high priest of Freedom on Nov. 25, 1834. Lived in Kirtland, Ohio, 1836-51. In 1836, he helped write the dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland Temple. Called to be on the Kirtland High Council in May 1837. Edited the Messenger and Advocate from July to Sept. 1837. Died on Feb. 23, 1851. [McLellin]

Cowdery, Warren A. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Born 5 October 1788 in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. (Elder brother of Oliver Cowdery.) Married Patience Simonds 22 September 1814 in Paulet, Vermont. Eleven children: Marcellus F., Warren F., Martius D., Lyman, Mary, Martha, Oliver P., Eleanor C., Jay William, John Simonds, and Sarah E. Resident and early physician of Paulet, Vermont. Moved from Vermont to Freedom, New York, about 1816; there continued to practice medicine and operated apothecary business. First postmaster of Freedom, New York, 1824; there built first brick house 1828. Joined Church before November 1831. Appointed presiding high priest of Freedom, New York, Branch 25 November 1834. Arrived with family in Kirtland, Ohio, 25 February 1836; resided there until death. Assisted in writing dedicatory prayer for Kirtland Temple 1836. Paid personal property tax on two cows in Kirtland 1837. Served as scribe and assistant recorder for Church 1836-37. Served as member of Kirtland high council May 1837. Edited Messenger and Advocate July-September 1837. Disaffected from Church leadership 1838. In 1850 Federal Census for Ohio listed with wife and six children as residents of Kirtland; there had assets of $700. Died in Kirtland, Ohio, 23 February 1851. [Cook]

Cowdery, William (1765-1847), born at East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Father of Oliver Cowdery. Married Rebecca Fuller about 1787. Parents of eight children. Resided at Wells, Vermont prior to joining Latter-day Saints and moving to Kirtland, Ohio. He died at Kirtland. [PJSv2]

Cowdery, William (1765-1847), father of Oliver Cowdery. Born at East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Married Rebecca Fuller about 1787. Parents of eight children. Resided at Wells, Vermont, prior to joining Latter-day Saints and moving to Kirtland, Ohio. He died at Kirtland, Ohio. [PJSv1]

Cowin, Mrs., spent some time in conversation with McLellin and Samuel Smith in Garrettsville, Ohio, Nov. 17 [actually Nov. 18], 1831. [McLellin]

Cowles, Austin (1792-1872), teacher, farmer, wheelwright, minister, merchant; born at Brookfield, Orange County, Vermont. Married Phebe Wilbur in Unadilla, New York, 1813. Methodist Episcopal Church minister prior to joining the Latter-day Saints and moving to Kirtland, Ohio about 1837. Counselor to William Marks in Nauvoo stake presidency, 1841; member of the high council, and supervisor of streets in Nauvoo. Opposed the practice of plural marriage and sided with dissenters against Joseph Smith. Excommunicated in 1844. Lived in Iowa, Ohio, and Illinois prior to moving in 1854 to Pleasanton, Decatur County, Iowa in 1854, where he farmed and operated a grist- and sawmill. He died at Pleasanton. [PJSv2]

Cranney, Emiline, donated money to McLellin while living in Amherst, Ohio. Probably the Emiline involved in an out-of-hand petty disagreement which McLellin mediated, also in Amherst. [McLellin]

Cranney, Philander, donated money to McLellin while living in Amherst, Ohio. Possibly became deputy sheriff in Cache Valley, Utah, by 1869. [McLellin]

Crawford was a Methodist circuit rider who met McLellin in Crittenden, Kentucky, May 26, 1836. Possibly one of several Jno. Crawfords listed in census records. [McLellin]

Crigler hosted an appointment near Chariton, Missouri, Feb. 9, 1833. Censuses list several Criglers in Howard County. [McLellin]

Crosby, Jonathan (1807-1892), cabinetmaker; born at Wendell, Franklin County, Massachusetts. Converted to Mormonism, 1833. Married Caroline Barnes, 1834. Member of the second quorum of seventy in Kirtland, Ohio, and later became president of the 12th quorum in Nauvoo. Proselyting in eastern United States, 1838. Resided in Indiana, 1838-42, before moving to Nauvoo. Proselyting in northern states and Canada, 1842-43. Worked on Kirtland and Nauvoo temples. Migrated to Utah in 1848. Proselyting mission to the South Pacific, 1850-52. Died at Beaver, Beaver County, Utah. [PJSv2]

Crosby, William, listed as a subscriber to the Messenger and Advocate. Located in Centerville, Ohio, in 1836. [McLellin]

Crosier, Harlow (1812-?), farmer, carpenter. Born in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Cousin of Almon W. Babbitt. Moved to Mentor, Ohio, 1837. Married Mary S. Fowler in 1839 in Lake County, Ohio. Soon after marriage, moved to Naperville, DuPage County, Illinois, where he was living in 1882. [PJSv1]

Crosier, Harlow (?-1894), married Mary S. Fowler in 1839 in Lake County, Ohio. Died in Du Page County, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Cross, William, manufacturer of "Instantaneous Friction Lights" (matches); native of England. Living in the Nauvoo, Illinois 4th ward with Alexander Neibaur in 1842. [PJSv2]

Culbertson, A., was administered to by McLellin and his father, Robert Culbertson, on May 1, 1836, in Newport, Kentucky. [McLellin]

Culbertson, Betsy, hosted one of McLellin’s appointments in Newport, Kentucky, May 1, 1836. Married Robert Culbertson. [McLellin]

Culbertson, Robert, was probably baptized in early 1834 by Simeon Carter. Headed missionary work and led branch where he was living near Newport, Kentucky. Hosted McLellin in Apr. and May 1836. Was ordained a seventy in 1836 and was living in Caldwell, Missouri, by 1838. Resident of Nauvoo by 1842. [McLellin]

Culver, Aaron (c.1766-1831), residing at Colesville, New York, in 1830. Married Esther Peck. Sold a hundred-acre farm and traveled to Jackson County, Missouri, with the Colesville Mormons in 1831. He was one of twelve men to lay "the first log as a foundation for Zion" at the 2 August dedication of that land. He died shortly thereafter. [PJSv1]

Culver, Esther Peck (1766-1836), born at Attleborough, Bristol County, Massachusetts. After her baptism, moved with her husband, Aaron Culver, to Jackson County, Missouri, with the Colesville Saints in 1831. She was widowed when her husband died in 1831. Died at Gallatin, Daviess County, Missouri. [PJSv1]

Cumming, Elizabeth. See Reid, Elizabeth Cumming

Cummings, James (1780-1847), born at Dunstable, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Between 1806 and 1835 living in Wilton, Franklin County, Maine. Joined the Latter-day Saints, 1837. Died at Winter Quarters, Nebraska during the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo. [PJSv2]

Curtis, Charles, was baptized in Eugene, Indiana, by McLellin on Aug. 27, 1834. Received recommend to move to Zion with his wife, Sally, on Sept. 10, 1834. [McLellin]

Curtis, Philip, was apparently a former member whom McLellin rebaptized on Sept. 7, 1834, in Eugene, Indiana. Listed on 1830 census in Vermillion County, Indiana. Possibly became the presiding elder in Hornerstown, New Jersey, by 1855. [McLellin]

Curtis, Sally, was apparently a former member whom McLellin rebaptized on Sept. 7, 1834. Received recommend to go to Zion on Sept. 10, 1834. Married Charles Curtis. [McLellin]

Cushman, Nathan (1783-?), innkeeper; born in Vermont. Married Polly Weeks in Bennington, Vermont, 1802. Living at Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio, 1840-58. [PJSv2]

Cutler, Alpheus (1784-1864), stonemason, builder; born at Plainfield, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Married Lois Lathrop, 1808. Served in the War of 1812. Joined the Church in New York, 1833. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1834; to Missouri, 1836; and to Illinois, 1839. Appointed to the Nauvoo high council, 1839; the committee to build the Nauvoo temple, 1840; and the Council of Fifty, 1844. Presided over the municipal council at Cutler’s Park, Nebraska during the Mormon exodus to the west. Rejected the leadership of Brigham Young and settled at Silver Creek, Mills County, Iowa. About 1853, moved to Manti, Fremont County, Iowa where he organized "The True Church of Jesus Christ." Died at Manti, Iowa.

Cutler, John Alpheus. Son of Knight Cutler and Elizabeth Boyd. Born 29 February 1784 in Plainfield, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Married Lois Lathrop (born 1788 in New Hampshire) in 1808. Ten children: Thaddeus, Libbeus, Louisa Elizabeth, Sally, William, Benjamin F., Clarissa, Emily, Edwin H., and Betsy A. Moved to New York about 1809. Served in War of 1812. Moved to Wayne County, New York, about 1821. Baptized 20 January 1833. Ordained elder shortly thereafter. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, by summer of 1834. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Received blessing 7 March 1835 for working on Kirtland Temple. Participated with elders quorum in washings and anointings in Kirtland Temple January 1836. Attended dedication of Kirtland Temple March 1836. Ordained high priest 29 April 1836. Moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, 1836; there purchased land October 1836. Later settled in Ray County, Missouri. Appointed master workman of temple at Far West, Missouri. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Located in Nauvoo in summer of 1839. Appointed member of Nauvoo high council 6 October 1839. Designated as architect for contemplated stone schoolhouse in Nauvoo 28 October 1839. Appointed member of Committee to build Nauvoo Temple 3 October 1840. On Black River in Wisconsin, obtained lumber for construction of Nauvoo House and Temple 1841-42. Received endowment 12 October 1843. Member of Council of Fifty 11 March 1844. Sealed to Luana Hart Beebe Rockwell 14 January 1846. Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Margaret Carr (born 1771 in North Carolina) 3 February 1846. Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Abigail Carr (born 1780 in North Carolina) 3 February 1846. Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Sally Cox (born 1794 in New Jersey) 3 February 1846. Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Disey Caroline McCall (born 1802 in North Carolina) 3 February 1846. Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Henrietta Clarinda Miller (born 1822 in New York) 3 February 1846. Left Nauvoo for West February 1846. Located in Cutler’s Park, Nebraska. Appointed presiding member of "Municipal High Council" in Cutler’s Park 9 August 1846. Appointed to locate site for Winter Quarters 8 September 1846. Site found 11 September 1846. Rejected leadership of Brigham Young. Settled on Spring Creek, Mills County, Iowa, 1848. Moved to Manti, Fremont County, Iowa, about 1853. Organized "The True Church of Jesus Christ" 19 September 1853. Died 10 August 1864 at Manti, Iowa. [Cook]

Cutler, Louisa Elizabeth (1816-1854), daughter of Alpheus Cutler, was born at Lisle, Broome County, New York. [PJSv2]