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Mack, Almira (1805-1886), youngest daughter of Joseph Smith’s maternal uncle Steven Mack and his wife Temperance Bond. Born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Baptized by David Whitmer, 1830. Married William Scobey, who died in 1832 a year after their marriage. Married Benjamin Covey, 1836. Involved with Latter-day Saints in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois. Crossed the plains to Utah, 1848. Settled in the Salt Lake City 12th Ward, where her husband presided as bishop. Accompanied her husband on colonizing mission to Carson Valley, 1856-1857. Died at Salt Lake City. [PJSv1] see also Covey, Almira Mack Scobey

Mack, Lucy (1775-1856), daughter of Solomon Mack and Lydia Gates. Married Joseph Smith, Sr., 1796. Mother of eight sons and three daughters. Seven of her sons preceded her in death. Her Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith, written in 1845 is an important source of family and church history. After the violent death of her sons Joseph and Hyrum, and the departure of the saints to the west, she remained in Illinois until her death. [PJSv1] see also Smith, Lucy Mack

Mack, Solomon (1732-1820), farmer, merchant, shipmaster, mill operator. Born at Lyme, New London County, Connecticut. When financial tragedy disorganized his father’s family, Solomon was given out as a child to a neighborhood farmer where he learned hard work but little else. Enlisted in the French and Indian War, 1755. Married Lydia Gates, 1759. He farmed successively at northern New York, Lyme, Connecticut, Marlow and Gilsum, New Hampshire. Served in the Revolutionary War. Crippled by a falling tree, he continued an active life spending four years at sea, then farming, dam building, milling. Deprived of religion in his youth, he had a remarkable conversion experience at age 80. Died at Gilsum, New Hampshire. [PJSv1]

Mack, Temperance Bond (1771-1856), born at Gilsum, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Maternal aunt of Joseph Smith. Mother of 12 children. With her husband, Stephen, pioneered the area of Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan. Husband died in 1826. Crossed the plains with Mormon pioneers and settled in Salt Lake City, where she died. [PJSv2]

Mackey hosted McLellin and Parley Pratt in eastern Missouri, probably Pike County, Mar. 7, 1833. Several Mackeys are listed in the records of Pike County. [McLellin]

Manuel hosted an appointment in Letter B, Maine, Aug. 19, 1835. Possibly John Manuel. [McLellin]

Mapes, Betsy, was baptized by Orson Hyde on May 11, 1835, in Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York. [McLellin]

Markham, Stephen (1800-1878), carpenter, farmer, stockraiser; born at Hartford, Ontario County, New York. Converted to Mormonism, 1837. Colonel in the Nauvoo Legion, 1843. Served as a bodyguard and courier for Joseph Smith. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley with Mormon pioneers in 1847. Located at Palmyra, Utah County, and in 1853 was appointed bishop of the community. Participant in the Walker Indian War. Sent on a colonizing mission to Fort Supply, near Green River, Wyoming, in 1856. Died at Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah. [PJSv2]

Marks, Ephraim (c. 1824-1842), born in New York. Son of William and Rosanna Marks. Died in Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Marks, William (1792-1872), born at Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont. Living in Portage, Allegany County, New York, when he was converted to Mormonism about 1835. In 1837 moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where he published the Messenger and Advocate for a time. Appointed to the Kirtland high council and as agent to bishop Newel K. Whitney, 1837. President of Kirtland Stake, 1838, and Nauvoo Stake in 1839. Elected alderman at Nauvoo, 1841. Member of the Council of Fifty, 1844. Left the Church after the death of Joseph Smith. Counselor to James J. Strang, 1847-50; joined with Charles B. Thompson in organizing a church about 1852, but left Thompson in 1853. Helped found the Reorganized LDS Church in 1860. Appointed counselor to Joseph Smith III in 1863. Died at Plano, Kendall County, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Marks, William. Born 15 November 1792, in Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont. Married Rosannah (born 1796 in Vermont). Five known children: Ephraim, Goodrich, Sophia, William, Jr., and Llewellen. Residing in Portage, Alleghany County, New York, before 1830. Baptized before April 1835 in Portage, New York. Ordained priest before 3 April 1835. Ordained elder before 3 June 1836. Took ownership of office of Messenger and Advocate May 1837. Moved to Kirtland before September 1837. Appointed member of Kirtland high council 3 September 1837. Ordained high councilor 9 September 1835. Appointed agent to Bishop Newel K. Whitney 17 September 1837. President of Kirtland Stake 1838. Appointed by revelation to be president of stake at Far West, Missouri, 8 July 1838. Did not assume position because of Mormon expulsion from Missouri. Located temporarily in Quincy, Illinois, 1839. Appointed to preside over Church in Commerce, Illinois, 6 May 1839. Appointed president of Nauvoo Stake 5 October 1839. Elected alderman for City of Nauvoo 1 February 1841. Chosen one of regents of University of Nauvoo 3 February 1841. Assisted in laying corner stones of Nauvoo Temple April 1841. Initiated into Masonry 20 April 1842. Received endowment 4 May 1842. Member of Council of Fifty 19 March 1844. Expressed ambivalence concerning right of Twelve to govern Church after Prophet’s death. Sympathized with Sidney Rigdon’s claims. Dropped by high council 10 September 1844. Rejected as president of Nauvoo Stake 7 October 1844. Left Nauvoo about 12 March 1845. Located in Fulton City, Whiteside County, Illinois, 1845. Appointed counselor to James J. Strang 6 March 1846. Assumed position 6 April 1847 at Voree, Wisconsin. Counselor to Strang until 6 June 1850. Residing in Shabbona, DeKalb County, Illinois, 1850. By April 1852, joined with Charles B. Thompson in organizing new church. Withdrew from Thompson in 1853. Searching for legitimate successor to Joseph Smith 1853-59. Postmaster and justice of peace of Shabbona, Illinois. Supported proponents of reorganization 1859. Assisted in founding Reorganized LDS Church 1860. Assisted in ordination of Joseph Smith III as president of Reorganization. Appointed counselor to Joseph Smith III April 1863. Died in Plano, Kendall County, Illinois, 22 May 1872. [Cook]

Marsh, Thomas B. (1799-1866), born at Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Married Elizabeth Godkin, 1820. Converted to Mormonism in 1830. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1831, and Jackson County, Missouri, 1832. Among those expelled from Jackson County in 1833. Member of the Clay County, Missouri high council, 1834. Named President of the Quorum of Twelve at its inception in 1835. Marsh left the Church in 1838 and remained in Missouri but returned to the Church in Utah in 1857. Settled at Spanish Fork, where he taught school. Died at Ogden, Utah. [PJSv2]

Marsh, Thomas B. (1799-1866), born at Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Married Elizabeth Godkin, 1820. Converted to Mormonism in 1830. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1831, and Jackson County, Missouri, 1832. Among those expelled from Jackson County in 1833. Member of the Clay County, Missouri, high council, 1834. Named President of the Quorum of Twelve at its inception in 1835. Marsh left the Church in 1838 and remained in Missouri, but returned to the Church in Utah in 1857. Settled at Spanish Fork, where he taught school. Died at Ogden, Utah. [PJSv1]

Marsh, Thomas B. (1799-1866), was born on Nov. 1, 1799, in Acton, Massachusetts, to James Marsh and Mary Law. Married Elizabeth Godkin in Nov. 1820. Sought Joseph out after hearing about the "golden book" in 1829. Was baptized on Sept. 3, 1830, in Cayuga Lake near Fayette, New York. Was ordained an elder that same day. Called to preach with Ezra Thayre in Missouri, 1831-32, and later he served in New York. Was ordained an apostle in 1835. Preached with McLellin and others of the Twelve in 1835. Apostatized in 1838 but was later rebaptized. Died in Ogden, Utah, in Jan. 1866. [McLellin]

Marsh, Thomas Baldwin. Son of James Marsh and Molly Law. Born 1 November 1799 or 1800, in Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Married Elizabeth Godkin 1 November 1820. One known child: James G. Marsh. Baptized by David Whitmer 3 September 1830 in New York. Ordained elder September 1830. Revelation received for Marsh September 1830 names him "physician to the Church." Ordained high priest by Lyman Wight 6 June 1831. Appointed to travel to Missouri with Ezra Thayer. Thayer slow preparing to leave; Marsh left with Selah J. Griffin. Returned to Kirtland January 1832. Appointed to preach in East with Ezra Thayer 25 January 1832. Led small group of Saints to Jackson County, Missouri, in fall of 1832, arriving November 1832. Appointed inheritance of thirty acres on Big Blue River in Jackson County. Taught school in Lafayette County, Missouri. Chosen to receive "endowment" in Kirtland 23 June 1834. Appointed member of Clay County, Missouri, high council 8 July 1834. Returned to Kirtland, Ohio, January 1835 in company with Edward Partridge. Ordained one of twelve apostles 26 April 1835. Participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple 1836. Appointed with Elisha Groves to collect money for poor Saints in Missouri 1836; successful in obtaining $1,450. Appointed, with David W. Patten, as president pro tem of Church in Missouri 5 February 1838. Owned 320 acres of land in Caldwell County, Misouri. Appointed sole proprietor of Church printing establishment in Far West, Missouri, 23 June 1838. Became disaffected in fall of 1838. Signed affidavit against Joseph Smith October 1838. Excommunicated for apostasy 17 March 1839. Remained in Missouri eighteen years; taught biblical geography. After death of wife, traveled to Florence, Nebraska, and sought out Church leaders. Rebaptized 16 July 1857 in Florence, Nebraska. Arrived in Utah September 1857. Return to Church approved by Church leaders in Utah 6 September 1857. Married to Hannah Adams 4 October 1857. Settled in Spanish Fork, Utah, 1859; there listed as high priest. Taught school in Spanish Fork. Reordained elder 11 March 1859. Ordained high priest by November 1861. Received endowment and sealed to Hannah Adams in Endowment House 1 November 1862. Moved to Ogden, Utah. Died January 1866. [Cook]

Martin, M., was a Campbellite priest who met with McLellin in Wellsville, Ohio on Apr. 21 [actually Apr. 20], 1836. [McLellin]

Marvel, Clarissa, an orphan girl living in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842. [PJSv2]

Mathews, Anson (1787-?), born at Chatham, Middlesex County, Connecticut. Married Elizabeth Burgess, 1811. Living in McDonough County, Illinois, by 1833. Joined the Latter-day Saints about 1840 and moved to Nauvoo. There is evidence he may have returned to Connecticut after his Nauvoo years. [PJSv2]

Matthews, Robert (1788-1841), alias Robert Matthias, alias Joshua the Jewish minister. Joiner and merchant; born at Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Resided at Albany in 1830 with his wife and family of five. He was a religious eccentric who claimed to be God the Father reincarnated in the body of Matthias the ancient apostle. In 1830 he prophesied the destruction of Albany. Taught that no man who shaved could be a true Christian. Left Albany and his family to embark on a grand apostolic preaching tour through the East and South. Upon his return to New York, he joined with kindred spirits—Elijah Pierson and Benjamin T. Folger. He was described as "one of the most striking figures in the New York of the early Thirties." Committed to the hospital for the insane at Bellevue for a time. Brought to trial in April 1835 at White Plains, New York, on murder charges following the death, in August 1834, of Mr. Pierson after he ate blackberries prepared by Matthias. Matthias was acquitted of the murder charge but was confined in jail three months for brutality on a charge of beating his daughter with a whip. Little is known of Matthias after his visit with Joseph Smith at Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835. An 1839 newspaper reported that the people of Little Rock, Arkansas, had seized him, shaved his beard, and threatened him with a closer shave by "Dr. Lynch" if he did not leave town. [PJSv1]

Matthias, Robert (1788-1841), alias Joshua the Jewish minister. Joiner and merchant; born at Cambridge, Washington County, New York. Resided at Albany in 1830 with his wife and family of five. A religious eccentric who claimed to be God the Father reincarnated in the body of Matthias, the ancient apostle. In 1830 he prophesied the destruction of Albany. Taught that no man who shaved could be a true Christian. Left Albany and his family to embark on a grand apostolic preaching tour through the East and South. Upon his return to New York, he joined with kindred spirits—Elijah Pierson and Benjamin T. Folger. He was described as "one of the most striking figures in the New York of the early Thirties." Committed to the hospital for the insane at Bellevue for a time. Brought to trial in April 1835 at White Plains, New York, on murder charges following the death, in August 1834, of Mr. Pierson after he ate blackberries prepared by Matthias. Matthias was acquitted of the murder charge but confined in jail three months for brutality on a charge of beating his daughter with a whip. Little is known of Matthias after his visit with Joseph Smith at Kirtland, Ohio in 1835. An 1839 newspaper reported that the people of Little Rock, Arkansas, had seized him, shaved his beard, and threatened him with a closer shave by "Dr. Lynch" if he did not leave town. [PJSv2]

Maughan, Peter (1811-1871), farmer, colonizer; born at Breckinridge, Cumberland County, England. Married Ruth Harrison, 1829. Converted to Mormonism, 1838. Emigrated to America in 1841 and located at Nauvoo, Illinois. Migrated to Utah in 1850. One of the original colonizers of Tooele valley, 1850. County clerk and assessor; also presiding elder at E.T. City. Appointed to establish settlements in Cache Valley, Utah in 1856. Served as president, presiding bishop, probate judge, quartermaster in the territorial militia and as representative to the territorial legislature until his death in Logan, Utah. [PJSv2]

Maxin, Esquire, hosted McLellin near Dalton, New Hampshire in July 1835. [McLellin]

McAllister, Eliza. See Nickerson, Eliza McAllister

McAllister, Samuel (1774-1865). Living at Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada in the 1830s. Father of Eliza McAllister Nickerson. [PJSv2]

McBride, James (1793-1839), born at Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York. Brother of Reuben McBride. Converted to Mormonism in 1833 at Villanova, Chautauqua County, New York. Died in Pike County, Illinois. [PJSv2]

McBride, Reuben (1803-1891) was born at Chester, Washington County, New York. Married Mary Ann Anderson, 1833. Baptized in 1834, and participated later that year in the march of Zion’s Camp. Resided at Kirtland, Ohio, 1836-1848 to oversee Church interests there after the departure of the main body of the Saints in 1838. Migrated to Utah, 1850. Returned to Kirtland in 1851 and led a remnant of Church members to Utah the next year. Settled at Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, 1852. Member of Millard Stake high council. Missionary in England, 1867. Died at Fillmore. [PJSv2]

McBride, Reuben (1803-1891) was born at Chester, Washington County, New York. Married Mary Ann Anderson, 1833. Baptized in 1834, and participated later that year in the march of Zion’s Camp. Resided at Kirtland, Ohio, 1836-1848 to oversee church interests there after the departure of the main body of the Saints in 1838. Migrated to Utah, 1850. Returned to Kirtland in 1851 and led a remnant of Church members to Utah the next year. Settled at Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, 1852. Member of Millard Stake high council. Missionary in England, 1867. Died at Fillmore. [PJSv1]

McBride, Samuel (1789-1874), born at Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York. Brother of Reuben McBride. Served in the War of 1812. Converted to Mormonism in 1833 at Villanova, Chautauqua County, New York. Located with the Saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Moved to Iowa in 1841. Arrived in Utah with Mormon pioneers of 1847. Settled at Farmington, Davis County. In 1853 moved to Fillmore, Utah, where he lived until his death. [PJSv2]

McCafferty, Widow, hosted McLellin in or near Saline County, Missouri, Aug. 15, 1831, and Feb. 5 [actually Feb. 6], 1833. Possibly Catherine McCafferty. [McLellin]

McCleary, Sophronia Smith Stoddard. See Smith, Sophronia

McCleary, William (1793-?), wagon maker; born at Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont. Married Joseph Smith’s older sister, Sophronia, in 1838 after the death of her first husband. Located with the Saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Built wagons in Nauvoo in preparation for the Mormon exodus. Died a short time later. [PJSv2]

Mccord, Mother, said she believed, but would not be baptized due to fear of the cold water in eastern Missouri, Mar. 1833. [McLellin]

McCord, Robert, was baptized by McLellin on Mar. 6, 1833, in eastern Missouri. Son of Mother McCord. Marched in Zion’s Camp and contracted cholera. Died as a result in Missouri. [McLellin]

McCown, Doctor, hosted McLellin while he was sick near Paris, Illinois, July 22, 1834. Possibly Scipio McCowin, or Jonathan McCown who was a prominent early settler of Edgar County. [McLellin]

McCown, Mrs., hosted McLellin while he was sick in July 1834. [McLellin]

McCune, Esquire, hosted McLellin in Pike County, Missouri, Aug. 12, 1831. Possibly William McCune or McClure. [McLellin]

McFall, Hugh (c1799-?), carpenter; born in Pennsylvania. Located in Ohio by 1834 and Illinois about 1840. Purchased land north of Nauvoo, in 1841. Member of the Nauvoo city council before to 1842. In 1844 he was adjutant general of the Nauvoo Legion. Living in Noxubee County, Mississippi 1847-1860. [PJSv2]

McGee, Char., hosted McLellin and an appointment in May 1836 in Newberry, Ohio. Was administered to by Robert Culbertson and McLellin on May 12, 1836. [McLellin]

McHaney, William L. (1820-?), farmer; born in Virginia. Married Martha Stokes, 1847. Residing in Daviess County, Missouri, 1850. [PJSv2]

McKown, Marcellus (1806-1881), farmer; born at Tompy, Onandaga County, New York. Living at Farmersville, Cattaraugus County, New York, 1830. At Yelrome, Hancock County, Illinois in 1845, and Iowa City, Iowa in 1850. He died in Mills County, Iowa. [PJSv2]

McLaughlin fed McLellin dinner on Bank Lick Creek, Kentucky, May 15, 1836. Possibly Thomas McLaughlin. [McLellin]

McLellan, William E. Son of Charles McLellan. Born 18 January 1806 in Smith County, Tennessee. Married Cynthia Ann 30 July 1829. Wife, Cynthia, died before 1832. School teacher in Paris, Tennessee, 1831. Contacted by Harvey Whitlock and David Whitmer July 1831. Traveled to Independence, Missouri, 30 July-18 August 1831 to see Joseph Smith. Missed seeing Prophet. Baptized about 20 August 1831 in Independence. Ordained elder 24 August 1831. Left Independence for Tennessee with Hyrum Smith 25 August 1831. Preached first sermon as elder 28 August 1831. After arriving in Paris, Tennessee, left with Hyrum Smith for Kirtland; arrived 18 October 1831. Met Joseph Smith 25 October 1831. Through Joseph Smith received revelation 25 October 1831; instructed to take mission to "eastern lands" with Samuel H. Smith. Did preach in Pennsylvania, but mission short-lived because of disobedience and sickness. Appointed by revelation 25 January 1832 to preach in "south countries." Preached in Middlebury, Ohio, 25 February 1832 but did not continue on mission because of illness. Remained in Middlebury until April 1832. Married Emeline Miller (born 4 September 1819 in Vermont) 26 April 1832 in Hiram, Ohio. Three known children: Helen, William Clark, and Marcus W. Left Ohio for Independence, Missouri, 2 May 1832. Arrived in Independence 16 June 1832. Located in Clay County, Missouri, 1833. Chosen high councilor in Clay County 7 July 1834. Appointed to return to Ohio with Joseph Smith July 1834. Taught in School of Elders in Kirtland. Ordained apostle 15 February 1835. Disfellowshipped summer 1835. Restored 25 September 1835. Attended dedication of Kirtland Temple 1836. Lost confidence in Church leadership August 1836. Publicly opposed Church leaders 11 May 1838 in Far West, Missouri. Excommunicated 1838. Took up practice of medicine after leaving Church. Living in Hampton, Rock Island County, Illinois, January 1845. Attempted to organize new Church in Kirtland January 1847. Published Ensign of Liberty in Kirtland 1847. Residing in Linden, Genesse County, Michigan, 1861. Joined Hedrickites 5 June 1869. Left Hedrickites 3 November 1869. Wife joined Reorganized LDS Church. Moved to Independence 1870. Spent remainder of life trying to get David Whitmer to organize new Church. Died in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, 24 April 1883. [Cook]

McLellin, Cinthia Ann, was the first wife of McLellin. Died shortly before the commencement of the McLellin journals in 1831 and was buried next to her deceased infant in Coles County, Illinois. [McLellin]

McLellin, Emeline Miller (1809-1907), was born on Sept. 4, 1809, in Vermont. Became William McLellin’s second wife on Apr. 26, 1832, and they had six children. Baptized into the Reorganized Church on July 1, 1888. Died on Nov. 1, 1907, in Texas. [McLellin]

McLellin, Israel, was McLellin’s brother. They discussed Mormonism while Israel was staying with their uncle south of Springfield, Illinois, in Aug. 1831. Israel carried a Book of Mormon to Samuel McLellin in Tennesee in Sept. 1831. [McLellin]

McLellin, Samuel, was a brother to and frequent correspondent with McLellin. Located in Tennessee. [McLellin]

McLellin, William E. (1806-1883), school teacher, born in Smith County, Tennessee. Joined the Church in Missouri, 1831. Excommunicated and reinstated, 1832. Married Emeline Miller, 1832. Member of the Council of Twelve, 1835-38. Left the Church in Missouri, 1838. Attempted to organize a new church in Kirtland, Ohio, 1847. Published Ensign of Liberty at Kirtland, Ohio, 1847-49. Joined Hedrickites, 1869. Died at Independence, Missouri. [PJSv2]

McLellin, William E. (1806-1883), school teacher, born in Smith County, Tennessee. Joined the Church in Missouri, 1831. Married Emeline Miller, 1832. Member of the Council of Twelve, 1835-1838. Left the Church in Missouri. Attempted to organize a new church in Kirtland, Ohio, 1847. Published Ensign of Liberty at Kirtland, Ohio, 1847-1849. Joined Hedrickites, 1869. Died at Independence, Missouri.            McLellin spelled his name four different ways during his lifetime. [PJSv1]

McMan, Sister, was sick with phethisis, and McLellin administered to her. [McLellin]

McMaster, Cyrus (1801-1879), farmer, born at Sidney, Delaware County, New York. Wife’s name: Electa. Living at Bainbridge, Chenango County, 1850. Died at Afton, Chenango County. [PJSv1]

McWithey, Eliza Ann (1817-?), daughter of Isaac McWithey; born in New York. Married Edwin D. Webb in Kirtland, Ohio, 1835. Living in the Nauvoo, Illinois 1st Ward, 1842, and in Marquette County, Wisconsin, 1850. Arrived in Utah, 1853. Probably died before 1860, when her husband was living alone at Fillmore, Millard County. [PJSv2]

McWithey, Eliza Ann (1817-?), daughter of Isaac McWithey; born in New York. Married Edwin D. Webb, 1835, in Kirtland, Ohio. Living in the Nauvoo 1st Ward, 1842, and in Marquette County, Wisconsin, 1850. Arrived in Utah, 1853. Probably died prior to 1860 when her husband was living alone at Fillmore, Millard County. [PJSv1]

McWithey, Isaac (c.1786-1851) and family of four were living in Bennington, Genessee County, New York, in 1830, and in Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835. Appointed to Missouri high council, 1836. Back in Kirtland by 1840. [PJSv1]

McWithey, Isaac (c1778-1851) and family of four were living in Bennington, Genessee County, New York, in 1830, and in Kirtland, Ohio in 1835. Appointed to Missouri high council, 1836. By 1840 back in Kirtland, where he died. [PJSv2]

Mead or Meed hosted an appointment for McLellin and Parley Pratt on Mar. 11, 1833, and then he housed the Methodist circuit rider. Possibly Isaac Mead of Calhoun County, Illinois. [McLellin]

Meek, Doc., and McLellin discussed Mormonism in Goshen, Ohio, May 11, 1836. Possibly Samuel G. Meek. [McLellin]

Melling, Peter (1785-1844), born in Preston, England. Appointed to preside over several branches of the Church in Lancashire, England, and became the first Church patriarch ordained in England, 1840. Led a company of saints from England to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841-42. Married Sarah Frodsham at Nauvoo, 1842. Died at Nauvoo. [PJSv2]

Merick was baptized by McLellin on May 1, 1833. Probably wife of Levi Merick. [McLellin]

Merick, Levi, was baptized by McLellin on Apr. 30,1833. He and his wife were living in Carrollton, Illinois, in 1835. Killed during the Haun’s Mill Massacre on Oct. 30, 1838. [McLellin]

Middleton, Julia Murdock Smith Dixon. See Murdock, Julia

Miles, Col., hosted McLellin and Orson Pratt in McIndoe Falls, New Hampshire, July 22, 1835. His wife gave McLellin two shirts. Possibly Albert Miles, born on Jan. 22, 1812, in New York to Thomas Miles and Sally Seger. Married Margaret Mariah Veets in 1833, and they had six children. Was ordained a seventy. Likely received the title colonel when he served in the Indian War. He also served as a member of the Utah Militia. He is listed as being rebaptized in 1886. Emigrated to Salt Lake City in 1848, where he died on May 12, 1886. [McLellin]

Miles, Daniel Sanborn (1772-1845), born at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Converted to Mormonism in 1832. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1836. Ordained a president of the First Quorum of Seventy, 1837. Located with the saints in Missouri and Illinois. Died at Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Miles, Daniel Sanborn. Son of Josiah Miles and Marah Sanborn. Born 23 July 1772 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. Married Electa Chamberlin. One known child: Calvin Daniel. Baptized April 1832 by Orson Pratt and Lyman E. Johnson in Bath, New Hampshire. Moved to Kirtland by 1836. Ordained elder 28 February 1836 by Reuben Hedlock. Ordained seventy 20 December 1836 by Hazen Aldrich. Paid tax on two horses and one cow 1836 in Kirtland. Ordained President of First Quorum of Seventy 6 April 1837. Moved to Missouri 1838, arriving in Far West 14 March. After Mormon expulsion from Missouri, located in Illinois. Traveled to Kirtland November 1839. Temporary member of Nauvoo high council. Died 12 October 1845 at home of Josiah Butterfield in Hancock County, Illinois. [Cook]

Millen, Albert, was baptized by McLellin on Aug. 6, 1835, near Lyman, Grafton County, New Hampshire. [McLellin]

Millen, David, hosted McLellin in Lyman, New Hampshire, 1835. Possibly David Rudisill Miller (1793-1874), born on Dec. 13, 1793, in York, Pennsylvania, to John Miller and Mary Magdalena Rudisill. Married Barbara Henry on Nov. 18, 1817. Was ordained a seventy. Died on Sept. 18, 1874. [McLellin]

Miller hosted McLellin on several occasions in Braceville, Ohio. Probably Eleazer Miller (1795-1876), born Nov. 4, 1795, in Coeymans, New York, to John Miller and Sabra Bradway. Married Rebecca Rathbone in 1816, and they had eight children. Was baptized in 1831 by Levi Gifford. Baptized Brigham Young. Marched with Zion’s Camp in 1834. Served on the committee to expedite the removal of the Illinois Saints. Moved to Utah in 1848, where he ran the Church farm. Was ordained a seventy on Jan. 5, 1851. Died in Salt Lake City on Apr. 12, 1876. [McLellin]

Miller, Allen (no information) [PJSv2]

Miller, Emeline. See McLellin, Emeline Miller

Miller, G., was a Campbellite/Universalist who hosted McLellin overnight near Braceville, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1832. Possibly Guryon or George Miller. [McLellin]

Miller, George (1794-1856), farmer, carpenter; born near Stanardville, Orange County, Virginia. Married Mary Catherine Fry about 1826. Lived in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Virginia before moving to McDonough County, Illinois in the early 1830s. Converted to Mormonism in 1839. Ordained a bishop at Nauvoo in 1840; captain and colonel in the Nauvoo Legion, 1841, and brigadier general in 1842. President of the high priests at Nauvoo, 1841. Headed expedition to Wisconsin to cut wood for Nauvoo construction, 1842-44. Appointed to the Council of Fifty, 1844. Elected to Nauvoo city council, 1845. Started west with Mormon pioneers in 1846. Rejected Brigham Young’s leadership; excommunicated, 1848. Associated with Lyman Wight in Texas, and James Strang in Michigan, 1847-56. Died in Illinois. [PJSv2]

Miller, George. Son of John Miller and Margaret Pfeiffer. Born 25 November 1794 near Stanardville, Orange County, Virginia. Moved with family to Madison County, Kentucky, November 1805-March 1806. Moved to Boone County, Kentucky, about 1808. Began learning carpenter-joiner trade 1813. Worked as carpenter in Lexington, Kentucky, 1814-15. Father died August 1815. Left Cincinnati, Ohio, for Baltimore, Louisiana, 7 January 1816. Arrived 9 April 1816; worked there as carpenter. Returned to Virginia to visit relatives fall 1816-spring 1817. Returned to Baltimore spring 1817. Moved to Lancaster County, Virginia, mid-1817. Worked as carpenter on buildings at state university in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, November 1817-20. Visited family in Kentucky in fall and winter of 1819. Initiated into Masonry about 1819. Married Mary Catherine Fry (born 1801 in Virginia) before 1827. Four known children: Joshua L., John F., Mary Catherine, and Elizabeth Ann. Resided in Tennessee about 1828. Moved to Illinois by 1834. Residing in McDonough County, Illinois, near Macomb, November 1838. Owned 300 acres of land as well as hogs and cattle. Offered farm to exiled Saints from Missouri 1839. Baptized 12 August 1839 by John Taylor. Moved to Lee County, Iowa, in fall of 1839; there established woodyard. Ordained high priest before September 1840. In 1840 helped purchase steamboat that plied upper Mississippi River. Moved to Nauvoo November 1840. Appointed to preach in Lee County, Iowa, and Hancock County, Illinois, fall of 1840-February 1841. Appointed by revelation to become bishop and member of Nauvoo House Association 19 January 1841. Ordained to bishopric February 1841. Elected regent of University of Nauvoo 3 February 1841. Nauvoo House Association was incorporated 23 February 1841. Elected member of Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association 23 February 1841. Captain in Nauvoo Legion in spring of 1841; elected colonel 1 May 1841. Accompanied Joseph Smith to trial at Monmouth, Illinois, June 1841. Appointed to preside over high priests quorum in Nauvoo 2 October 1841. Mission to Kentucky to gather monies for construction of Nauvoo House and Temple 1841-42. Left Nauvoo in winter of 1841 and returned April 1842 with 100 head of cattle. Received endowment 4 May 1842. Sent to Quincy, Illinois, and Jefferson City, Missouri, with Erastus H. Derby to confer with Governor Thomas Reynolds concerning a requisition on the Prophet for being an accessory to attempted murder before the fact. Left Nauvoo 12 July 1842. Returned the last week in July 1842. Elected brigadier-general in Nauvoo Legion 23 September 1842. Mission to pineries in Wisconsin to cut timber for Nauvoo House and Temple 1842-43. Left Nauvoo about 1 November 1842. Returned to Nauvoo 12 May 1843 with 50,000 feet of pine lumber. Left soon thereafter for pineries. Returned to Nauvoo 8 July 1843, with 157,000 feet of lumber, and 70,000 shingles for temple. Left again for pineries 21 July 1843. Returned from pineries 23 September 1843. Mission to Mississippi and Alabama with Peter Haws September-October 1843. Returned to Nauvoo about 27 October 1843. Returned to pinery November-December 1843. Returned to Nauvoo from pinery 8 March 1844. Member of Council of Fifty 11 March 1844. Returned to pinery March-April 1844. Returned to Nauvoo 1 May 1844. Mission to Kentucky to campaign for Joseph Smith as President of United States May-July 1844. Left Nauvoo 6 May 1844. Returned by 24 July 1844. Appointed to assume responsibilities as trustee-in-trust for Church 9 August 1844. Authorized to take Pinery Company to Texas 12 August 1844. Again sustained as president of high priests quorum in Nauvoo and Second Bishop of Church 7 October 1844. Proposed building hall for high priests quorum 26 January 1845. Opposed by Brigham Young. Elected member of Nauvoo City Council 3 February 1845. Sealed to wife, Mary Fry, 13 January 1846. Sealed to Elizabeth Bouton (born 1817 in Connecticut) 25 January 1846. Sealed to Sophia Wallace (born 1800 in England) 25 January 1846. Left Nauvoo for West 6 February 1846. Arrived at Council Bluffs 13 June 1846. Crossed Missouri River 6 July 1846. Proceeded west from Missouri River July 1846. Informed by Brigham Young not to proceed further west 8 August 1846. Persuaded by Ponca Indian Chief Tea-Nuga-Numpa, traveled with pioneer company to mouth of Niobarra River August 1846, arriving 23 August. Traveled to Winter Quarters about January 1847 to confer with Brigham Young. Rejected Brigham Young’s leadership about January 1847. Journeyed to Austin, Texas, 1847 to join Lyman Wight. Cut off from Church 3 December 1848. Soon became convinced that Wight was apostate. Remained in Texas until 1849. Concluded that James J. Strang was Joseph Smith’s lawful successor in 1849. Left Texas for Beaver Island, Michigan, 13 October 1849. Arrived in Voree, Wisconsin, 4 September 1850. Proceeded on to St. James, Beaver Island, Michigan; arrived before 1851. Deputy sheriff on Beaver Island. Remained at Beaver Island until 1856. Left Beaver Island with major exodus 1856 after Strang was shot 16 June 1856. Died in Meringo, Illinois, 1856 en route to California. [Cook]

Miller, Sarah Shersey (1815-1889), born in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Married James Miller in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1831; husband died in Nauvoo in 1840. Resided in the Nauvoo 1st ward. Died in Washington County, Utah. [PJSv2]

Miller, William (1814-1875), farmer; born at Avon, Livingston County, New York. Married Phebe Scott, 1834. Converted to Mormonism in Ohio in 1834. Migrated with the saints to Missouri and Illinois. Crossed the plains to Utah in 1849. Located at Springville, Utah County. An officer in the territorial militia, and was elected to the legislature. Served a proselyting mission to Britain, 1856-57. Appointed president of Utah Stake, and bishop of Provo, Utah, 1860. He died at Provo. [PJSv2]

Millet donated money to McLellin in Canada. [McLellin]

Millet, Artemus (1790-1874), builder, farmer, stone mason. Born at Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Married Ruth Granis, 1815. Converted to Mormonism by Brigham Young, 1833. Resident of Kirtland, Ohio, 1834-1838. Worked on Kirtland and Nauvoo temples. Crossed plains to Utah, 1850. Resided at Manti; president of high council. Died at Scipio, Utah. [PJSv1]

Millet, Artemus (1790-1874), builder, farmer, stone mason. Born at Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Married Ruth Granis, 1815. Converted to Mormonism by Brigham Young, 1833. Resident of Kirtland, Ohio, 1834-38. Worked on Kirtland and Nauvoo temples. Crossed plains to Utah, 1850. Resided at Manti; president of high council. Died at Scipio, Utah. [PJSv2]

MilligIn served McLellin dinner 78 mi. west of Louisana, Missouri, Aug. 14, 1831. Census records include a J. G. C. Milligan. [McLellin]

Milliken, Arthur (1789-1882), clerk, saddler, harness maker; born at Scarboro, Cumberland County, Maine. Married Joseph Smith’s youngest sister, Lucy, at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1840. Wounded in the Crooked River battle in Missouri, 1838. Captain in the Nauvoo Legion. He and his wife cared for Joseph Smith’s widowed mother for several years. Worked in railroad and mining offices at Colchester, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Milliken, Nathaniel (1793-1874), farmer; born at Buxton, York County, Maine. A cousin of Arthur Milliken, who married Lucy Smith, Joseph Smith’s youngest sister. Married Mary F. Hayes, 1819. Died at Kirtland, Ohio. [PJSv1]

Milliken, Nathaniel (1793-1874), farmer; born at Buxton, York County, Maine. A cousin of Arthur Milliken. Married Mary F. Hayes, 1819. Died at Kirtland, Ohio. [PJSv2]

Millikin, Lucy Smith. See Smith, Lucy

Mills, Alexander (1801-?), born in Northumberland, England. Married Ann Wood at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1843. Proprietor of a Nauvoo hotel and tavern. [PJSv2]

Milton and Hetty (last name unknown), friends of McLellin whose daughter, Mary Ann, died while he was away in 1831 investigating the Church. They lived in Paris, Illinois. [McLellin]

Minor, James Lawrence (1813-1897), lawyer, farmer; born at Fredericksburg, Virginia. Studied classics and law. Moved to Missouri in 1835 and practiced law. Elected secretary of the state senate in 1838. Secretary of state, 1839-45. Appointed adjutant-general, 1839, and superintendent of public schools, 1842. Married Sallie C. Goode, 1844. After her death in 1845, he married L. G. Smith, 1846. Turned to farming in 1845. He also served as curator of the state university, and manager of the state lunatic asylum. [PJSv2]

Mitchel, Doctor S., was McLellin’s uncle who hosted McLellin one evening in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Oct. 4, 1831. [McLellin]

Mitchel, J. or I., was an uncle to McLellin who spent the evening with him at Dr. Mitchel’s home in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 4, 1831. [McLellin]

Mitchel, Mr., was at the legislature when McLellin and Parley Pratt stopped at his home near Lafayette County, Missouri, Feb. 4, 1833. Probably N. C. Mitchell, who served as a state representative from 1832-34 although several other Mitchels lived in the area. [McLellin]

Mitchel, Mrs., fed McLellin and Parley Pratt breakfast on Feb. 4, 1833, near Lafayette County, Missouri. [McLellin]

Mitchill, Samuel Latham (1764-1831), physician, U.S. senator and representative. Born at North Hempstead, Long Island. Educated in the classics; studied medicine, law, chemistry. Graduated from the University of Edinburgh, 1786. Professor of natural history, chemistry, and agriculture at Columbia College, 1793-1795. Married Catherine Akerly, 1799. Elected to the U.S. Congress in 1801; served in the House: 1801-1804, 1810-1813; and Senate, 1804-1809. Helped found the New York Literary and Philosophical Society, 1814; Lyceum of Natural History, 1817; and Rutgers Medical College, 1826. Characterized as a "living encyclopedia," he was a prolific writer in the field of science and medicine. Advocated the name "Fredonia" for the United States. Died at New York City. [PJSv1]

Montgomery called on McLellin to administer to his child who was healed in Dalton, New Hampshire, July 27, 1835. Possibly James Montgomery. [McLellin]

Moore, James (?-1876), boot and saddle maker; early convert to the Church in London, England. [PJSv2]

Moore, William, was an uncle to McLellin who hosted him in Aug. 1831 near Springfield, Illinois. Discussed Mormonism with McLellin and desired to know the truth. When McLellin stopped again in Sept. 1831, Moore had gone to Tennessee. [McLellin]

Morey, George (1803-1875), born at Pittsford, Monroe County, New York. Living in Vermillion County, Indiana, in 1830. Married Sylvia Butterfield. Member of the Missouri high council, 1837-1838. Constable at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841. Left the Church in 1844 and moved to Brown County, Illinois. Settled at Hamilton, Decatur County, Iowa in 1852; presided over the Reorganized LDS Church there. Died at Hamilton. [PJSv1]

Morey, George (1803-1875), born at Pittsford, Monroe County, New York. Living in Vermillion County, Indiana, in 1830. Married Sylvia Butterfield. Member of the Missouri high council, 1837-38. Constable at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841. Left the Church, 1844, and moved to Brown County, Illinois. Settled at Hamilton, Decatur County, Iowa in 1852; presided over the RLDS Church there. Died at Hamilton. [PJSv2]

Morin, Josiah (179?-?), merchant; born in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Married Harriet Barnet, 1831. One of the pioneer settlers of Millport, Daviess County, Missouri, 1831. Appointed presiding justice of Daviess County upon the resignation of William Morgan in 1837. Elected to the Missouri state senate, 1838. Living at Gallatin, Daviess County, 1840. [PJSv2]

Morley, Isaac (1786-1865), farmer, cooper. Born at Montague, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Married Lucy Gunn, 1812. Settled at Kirtland, Ohio, 1812. Veteran of the War of 1812. One of first converts to Mormonism in Kirtland. Migrating saints settled on his farm. Appointed counselor to Bishop Edward Partridge in Missouri, 1831. Among those driven from Jackson County, Missouri, 1833. President of the LDS community at Lima, Hancock County, Illinois, 1840. Crossed the plains to Utah, 1848. Member of Salt Lake high council, 1849; and Utah Territorial Legislature, 1851-55. Led initial settlement of Latter-day Saints in Sanpete Valley, Utah, 1849, and presided at Manti, 1849-53. Died at Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah. [PJSv2]

Morley, Isaac (1786-1865), farmer, cooper. Born at Montague, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Married Lucy Gunn, 1812. Settled at Kirtland, Ohio, 1812. Veteran of the War of 1812. One of the first converts to Mormonism in Kirtland. Migrating Saints settled on his farm. Appointed counselor to Bishop Edward Partridge in Missouri, 1831. Among those driven from Jackson County, Missouri, 1833. President of the LDS community at Lima, Hancock County, Illinois, 1840. Crossed the plains to Utah, 1848. Member of Salt Lake high council, 1849; and Utah Territorial Legislature, 1851-1855. Settled in Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah. [PJSv1]

Morley, Isaac (1786-1865), was born Mar. 11, 1786, in Montague, Massachusetts. Married Lucy Gunn in June 1812. After baptism on Nov. 15, 1830, he donated his large farm to the Church. Served as first counselor to Bishop Partridge, 1831-40. Served a mission to Missouri with Ezra Booth in June 1831 and a mission to the eastern states in 1835 with Edward Partridge. McLellin met him in Independence, Missouri, in Aug. 1831. Attended dedication of the Kirtland Temple. Was ordained a patriarch in Nov. 1837. Arrested shortly thereafter by mobs but was exonerated. Moved to Nauvoo in 1845 and to Utah in 1849. Appointed as a presiding member of the Salt Lake High Council. Colonized Manti, Utah. Died in Fairview, Utah, on June 24, 1865. [McLellin]

Morley, Isaac. Son of Thomas Morley and Edith Marsh. Born 11 March 1786 at Montague, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Served in War of 1812. Married Lucy Gunn in Massachusetts 20 June 1812. Seven known children: Philena, Lucy Diantha, Editha Ann, Calista, Cordelia, Theresa A., and Isaac, Jr. Moved to Western Reserve before 1830. Assisted in introducing agriculture to Western Reserve. Baptized 15 November 1830. Ordained elder shortly thereafter. Ordained high priest 3 June 1831 and set apart as counselor to Bishop Edward Partridge. Appointed by revelation to travel to Missouri with Ezra Booth June 1831. Arrived in Jackson County July 1831. On 11 September 1831 chastised for unbelief and directed to sell farm in Kirtland and locate in Missouri. Member of Independence Branch in Jackson County. Suffered persecution in Jackson County, Missouri, 1833. Located in Clay County, Missouri, 1833. Appointed 23 June 1834 to receive "endowment" in Kirtland Temple. Left Missouri for Kirtland in early 1835. Arrived in Kirtland by May 1835. Appointed to accompany Edward Partridge on mission to eastern states May 1835. Left Kirtland 2 June 1835. Returned to Kirtland in late October having traveled, baptized three, and preached eighteen times. Revelation dated 7 November 1835 commended Morley for "integrity of his heart" and instructed him to attend Hebrew School as well as solemn assembly. Participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple March 1836. Returned to Missouri by May 1836. Located in Far West, Missouri, in fall of 1836. Ordained patriarch 7 November 1837. Arrested and temporarily incarcerated for treason, arson, murder, etc., November 1838. No conviction. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Located at Yelrome, Hancock County, Illinois, in 1839. Cooper by trade. Appointed president of Lima Stake 22 October 1840. After stake disorganized, appointed president of branch of Church at Lima on 11 June 1843. Received endowment 23 December 1843. Moved to Nauvoo 1845. Sealed to Harriet Lenora Snow 1846. No children. Sealed to Hannah Blakesley 14 January 1846. Three children: Joseph Lamoni, Simeon Thomas, and Mary Lenora. Left Nauvoo 1847. Settled at Winter Quarters until 1848; emigrated to Utah. Appointed presiding member of the Salt Lake high council 15 February 1849. Settled Sanpete Valley 1849. Member of general assembly of Provisional State of Deseret. Member of Utah Territorial Legislature 1851-55. Died 24 June 1865 at Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah. [Cook]

Morris, Jacob, hosted an appointment on July 7, 1834, and hosted McLellin near Danville, Ohio, on Sept. 11, 1836. Gave money to the Star. [McLellin]

Morton, John (1790-1858), born at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Converted to Mormonism at Mendon, New York in 1832. Counselor in the elder’s quorum at Kirtland, Ohio 1836, and president, 1838-40. [PJSv2]

Moss hosted an appointment in Huntsburg, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1834. Possibly part of the Betsey Moss household. [McLellin]

Mulholland, James (1804-1839), born in Ireland. Family migrated to Halton County, Ontario, Canada. Married Sarah Scott. After joining the Latter-day Saints he moved to Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for Joseph Smith, 1838. After the expulsion of the Mormons from Missorui, he was appointed sub-treasurer and clerk for land contracts at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1839. Continued writing for the Church until his death at Nauvoo. [PJSv2]

Mun, B., was a former Methodist preacher who hosted McLellin and Parley Pratt in Calhoun or Pike County, Illinois, Mar. 1833. Subscribed to the Star. Possibly Benjamin Munn. [McLellin]

Mun, Mrs., appeared to believe McLellin’s message. Married to B. Mun. [McLellin]

Murdock, John (1792-1871), farmer; born at Kortright, Delaware County, New York. Married Julia Clapp, 1823. A Campbellite in Ohio when converted to Mormonism in 1830. Wife died following the birth of twins on 30 April 1831. The twins, Joseph and Julia, were adopted by Joseph and Emma Smith. Participant in Zion’s Camp, 1834. Appointed to Clay County, Missouri high council, 1834. Bishop of Nauvoo ward, 1842-1844. Arrived with Mormon pioneers in Salt Lake Valley, 1847. Appointed bishop of Salt Lake City 14th Ward, 1849. Missionary to Australia, 1851-53. Settled at Lehi, Utah, 1854-1867. Died at Beaver, Beaver County, Utah. [PJSv1]

Murdock, John (1792-1871), farmer; born at Kortright, Delaware County, New York. Married Julia Clapp, 1823. A Campbellite in Ohio when converted to Mormonism in 1830. Wife died following the birth of twins on 30 April 1831. The twins, Joseph and Julia, were adopted by Joseph and Emma Smith. Participant in Zion’s Camp, 1834. Appointed to Clay County, Missouri high council, 1834. Bishop of Nauvoo ward, 1842-44. Arrived with Mormon pioneers in Salt Lake Valley, 1847. Was appointed bishop of Salt Lake City 14th Ward, 1849. Missionary to Australia, 1851-53. Settled at Lehi, Utah, 1854-67. Died at Beaver, Beaver County, Utah. [PJSv2]

Murdock, John (1792-1871), was born on July 15, 1792, in Kortwright, New York. Was baptized in Ohio on Nov. 5, 1830. Served a mission to Missouri with Hyrum Smith, 1830-32. Marched with Zion’s Camp in 1834. Sent with Lorenzo Lewis to Springville, Pennsylvania, in 1835. Moved to Missouri in July 1836 and then to Nauvoo in 1841. Settled in the Salt Lake Valley on Sept. 24, 1847, where he died on Dec. 23, 1871. [McLellin]

Murdock, John. Son of John Murdock and Eleanor Riggs. Born 15 July 1792 in Kortright, Delaware County, New York. Moved to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, about 1820. Joined with Sidney Rigdon in Campbellite movement about 1827. Married Julia Clapp 14 December 1823. Five children: Orrice, John Riggs, Phebe, Joseph, and Julia. Baptized by Parley P. Pratt 5 November 1830. Ordained elder November 1830. Preached numerous times in Western Reserve. Wife, Julia, died 30 April 1831. Appointed by revelation to travel to Jackson County, Missouri, with Hyrum Smith June 1831. Ordained high priest 6 June 1831. Returned to Ohio from Missouri June 1832. Appointed to preach in "eastern countries" August 1832. Preached in Kirtland area September 1832-April 1833. Attended School of Prophets 1833. Left for New York on mission with Zebedee Coltrin 3 April 1833. Returned to Kirtland 28 April 1834. Member of Zion’s Camp 1834. Appointed member of Clay County high council 7July 1834. Left for Ohio 24 September 1834. Arrived in Kirtland January 1835. Received patriarchal blessing 20 February 1835 from Joseph Smith, Sr. Left on mission to Delaware County, New York, 5 March 1835. Left Delaware County, New York, to preach in Vermont 10 November 1835. Married Amoranda Turner 4 February 1836 in New York. No children. Returned to Kirtland 24 February 1836. Left for Missouri 3 June 1836. Arrived in Ray County, Missouri, 14 July 1836. Assisted in settling Far West, Missouri, 1836. Member of Far West high council. Wife, Amoranda, died 16 August 1837. Married Electa Allen 3 May 1838. Three children: Gideon, Rachel, and Hyrum Smith. Appointed to settle DeWitt, Missouri, June 1838. Expelled from Missouri February 1839. Settled near Lima, Illinois; resided until 1841. Moved to Nauvoo in spring of 1841. Ordained bishop of Nauvoo Ward 20 August 1842; served until 29 November 1844. Mission to East November 1844. Wife, Electa, died 16 October 1845. Married Sarah Zuflet 13 March 1846 in Fulton County, Illinois. Two children: George Weire (adopted) and Brigham Young. Left Illinois for West May 1846. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley 24 September 1847. Member of Salt Lake high council. Appointed bishop of Salt Lake Fourteenth Ward 14 February 1849. Left on mission to Australia 12 March 1851. Arrived in Sydney 30 October 1851. Left for Utah 4 June 1852. Arrived in Salt Lake City 23 January 1853. Ordained patriarch 9 April 1854 by Heber C. Kimball. Resided in Lehi, Utah, 1854-67. Moved to Beaver, Utah, 1867. Died 23 December 1871. [Cook]

Murdock, Joseph (1783-1844), born at Lebanon, Windham County, Connecticut. Married Sally Stacey, c1827. Joined the Church about 1840 and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841. Died in Nauvoo. [PJSv2]

Murdock, Julia (1831-1880), one of twins born to John Murdock and Julia Clapp Murdock at Warrensville, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. After their mother died in childbirth, these twins, born the same day as those of Joseph and Emma Smith’s, were adopted into the Smith family. Joseph Murdock Smith, Julia’s twin brother, died a year later as a result of exposure during the mobbing of the Prophet at Hiram, Ohio. Julia’s first husband, Elisha Dixon, was killed in a steamboat explosion in Texas. In 1858 she married John J. Middleton, a lawyer and Catholic, and joined his church. She had no children. Died of cancer at Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv1]

Musselman, Mary. See Whitmer, Mary Musselman

Myers, Jacob (1782-1867), miller, millwright; born at Pence, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Converted to Mormonism in 1834. Moved to Missouri, 1836. Built the mill at the Haun’s Mill settlement on Shoal Creek, Caldwell County, Missouri. Wounded during the attack at Haun’s Mill, 1838. Presiding elder of the Freedom branch, Adams County, Illinois in 1842. Appointed bishop to families of Mormon Battalion men, 1846. Built and operated a saw mill and grist mill near Kanesville, Iowa during the Mormon exodus. Died in Pennsylvania. [PJSv2]

Myers, William, hosted McLellin in Ontario, Canada, July 1835. [McLellin]