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31, 1884. At the general conference, held in October, 1884,
Robert T. Burton was sustained as first and John Q. Cannon
as second counselor to Bishop Wm. B. Preston.

Counselor John Q. Cannon, because of transgression, was
released from his position. At the general conference, held
at Provo, Utah Co.. in April, 1886, John R. Winder was sus-
tained as second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric.

Counselor John R. Winder was chosen first Counselor to
President Joseph F. Smith at the re-organization of the First
Presidency of the Church, Oct. 17, 1901; and on the 24th of
the same month, Orrin P. Miller was chosen to succeed him
as second Counselor to Bishop William B. Preston.

Counselor Robert T. Burton died at Salt Lake City Nov. 11,
1907.

Bishop William B. Preston was honorably released from
his position Dec. 6, 1911; and on the llth of the same month,
the Presiding Bishopric was re-organized with Charles W.
Nibley as Bishop, and Orrin P. Miller, first, and David Smith,
second Counselors.

CHURCH HISTORIANS AND RECORDERS.

The office of Church Recorder was provided for by direct
revelation, given April 6, 1830, immediately after the organ-
ization of the Church. In that revelation the Lord says,
"Behold, there shall be a record kept among you," etc. (Doc.
and Cov., 21:1). Oliver Cowdery, who had acted as a scribe
for the Prophet Joseph, while translating the Book of Mor-
mon, received the appointment as the first Church Recorder.

March 8, 1831, John Whitmer, one of the Eight Witnesses
to the Book of Mormon, was called by revelation to the po-
sition of Church Historian. "Behold, it is expedient in me,"
said the Lord, "that my servant (John Whitmer) should write
and keep a regular history," and "it shall be appointed unto
him to keep the Church record and history continually, for
Oliver Cowdery I have appointed to another office." (Doc. and
Cov., Sec. 47.) John Whitmer removed to Missouri in the
winter of 1831-32, and he was consequently unable to attend
to his duties as Historian and Recorder at the headquarters
of the Church, which were still at Kirtland. Hence, at a
meeting of the Presidency of the Church and the High Coun-
cil, held at Kirtland, Ohio, Sept. 14. 1835, Oliver Cowdery
was again appointed "Recorder for the Church."

At a conference of the authorities of the Church and of
the Saints, held in the Kirtland Temple, Sept. 17, 1837, Geo.
W. Robinson was elected General Church Recorder, in place
of Oliver Cowdery, who had removed to Missouri.

At a general conference, held at Far West, Mo., April 6,
1838, John Corrill and Elias Higbee were appointed Church
Historians, "to write and keep the Church history"; and Geo.
W. Robinson was sustained as General Church Recorder and
clerk to the First Presidency.

John Corrill apostatized during the Missouri persecutions,
and was excommunicated from the Church, at a conference,
held at Quincy, 111., March 17, 1839.

Elias Higbee was selected to accompany the Prophet Jo-
seph to Washington, D. C., as a delegate from the Church to
the Federal Government, and later was chosen as a member
of the committee appointed to superintend the building of the
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he was unable to devote much of his time to the writing of
Church history. He finally died at Nauvoo, June 8, 1843.

At the general conference of the Church, held at Nauvoo,
111., Oct. 3, 1840, Robert B. Thompson was appointed General
Church Clerk, in place of George W. Robinson, who intended
to remove to Iowa.

Elder Thompson entered upon the duties of his office faith-
fully, but took suddenly sick and died at Nauvoo, Aug. 27,
1841.

Oct. 2, 1841, at a general conference, held in the Grove at
Nauvoo, 111., James Sloan was elected General Church Clerk,
in place of Robert B. Thompson, deceased.

At a special meeting, held at Nauvoo, July 30, 1843, Elder
Willard Richards was appointed General Church Recorder,
succeeding James Sloan, who had left Nauvoo on a mission
to Ireland.

Elder Richards returned from his mission to England in
August, 1841. Dec. 13, 1841, he was appointed by Joseph
Smith to act as Recorder for the Temple, and also as private
secretary and general clerk to the Prophet. He entered im-
mediately upon the duties of his office, and continued the
labors connected therewith till June 28. 1842, when he com-
mitted the business of the office to Wm. Clayton, and left
Nauvoo, July 1, 1842, on a visit to the New England States.
From this visit he returned Oct. 20, 1842. Dec. 21, 1842, the
Prophet Joseph again appointed him private secretary and
historian, while Wm. Clayton was retained as Temple Re-
corder and clerk of the Prophet's temporal business.

At the general conference of the Church, held at Nauvoo,
in October, 1845, President Brigham Young remarked that
"about three years ago, Elder Willard Richards was ap-
pointed by Pres. Joseph Smith as historian for the Church
and General Church Recorder." The Saints had previously
acted on his appointment as recorder, but not as historian.
He therefore moved that "the Church receive the appointment
of Brother Joseph, and that we continue and sustain Elder
Richards as Historian for the Church and General Church
Recorder." The motion was carried unanimously. Since that
time the double office of Church Historian and General
Church Recorder has been vested in the same person.

Willard Richards filled the office faithfully until his death,
which occurred in Great Salt Lake City, March 11, 1854. At
the general conference, held in Great Salt Lake City in April,
1854, Geo. A. Smith was chosen and sustained as Church His-
torian and General Church Recorder.

As the Church grew and increased in numerical strength
and importance, the labors of the Church Historian increased
proportionately, and it became necessary to appoint assist-
ants to the Church Historian. Accordingly, Apostle Wilford
Woodruff was sustained as assistant Church Historian, at
the general conference, held in Salt Lake City, in October,
1856. Elder Woodruff was the first Elder sustained in that
capacity by a general conference of the Church.

Apostle Geo. A. Smith, having been chosen as First Coun-
selor to Pres. Brigham Young, was released from his position
as Church Historian. At the general conference, held In
April, 1871, Apostle Albert Carrington was sustained in that
position, with Wilford Woodruff as his assistant.

Apostle Orson Pratt succeeded Albert Carrington as Church
Historian and General Church Recorder, being sustained as
such at the general conference, held in Salt Lake City, May
9, 1874. With Wilford Woodruff as his assistant, he filled the
position till his death, which occurred in Salt Lake City, Oct.
3, 1881.

At the semi-annual conference, held in October, 1883,
Apostle Wilford Woodruff was sustained as Church Historian
and General Church Recorder, and at the next general con-
ference, held in April, 1884, Franklin D. Richards was sus-
tained as Assistant Church Historian.

At the general conference, April 7, 1889, Wilford Woodruff
was chosen and sustained as President of the Church, and
Franklin D. Richards was appointed his successor as Church
Historian and General Church Recorder. At the next gen-
eral conference, held in October, 1889, Elder John Jaques was
sustained as assistant Church Historian. Elder Charles W.
Penrose was sustained in a similar capacity at the general
conference, held In April, 1896; and Elder Andrew Jenson at
the general conference held in April, 1898.

Franklin D. Richards died at Ogden, Utah, Dec. 9, 1899;
and on July 26, 1900, Apostle Anthon H. Lund was chosen to
succeed him as General Church Historian.

THE HOLY PRIESTHOOD

The Church, which was established on the earth by Jesus
Christ and his Apostles anciently, ceased in course of time to
exist, through the martyrdom of many of its chief represen-
tatives and the final "falling away" of the remnant of its
members, as predicted by the Apostles Paul (2 Thess. 2:3),
and Peter (2 Pet. 2:1), and others.

In the present century the gospel of Christ, with its an-
cient powers and Priesthood, has been restored to earth
anew, through the administration of heavenly messengers.
Early in the spring of 1820, God the Father and his Son
Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and revealed the true
spiritual condition of the world. About three years later the
angel Moroni appeared to him and subsequently visited him
periodically for several years, imparting important instruc-
tions. On Sept. 22, 1827, he gave into the hands of Joseph
Smith the plates on which was inscribed the history of the
early inhabitations of America.

While Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery were engaged in
translating the Book of Mormon, from the plates, at Har-
mony, Susquehanna Co., Pa., they went into the woods to
enquire of the Lord respecting baptism for the remission of
sins. While thus employed, on the 15th of May, 1829, a mes-
senger from heaven descended in a cloud of light. Having
laid his hands upon them, he ordained them, saying: "Upon
you, my fellow servants, in the name of Messiah, I confer
the Priesthood of Aaron, which holds the keys of the minis-
tering of angels, and of the gospel of repentance and of bap-
tism by Immersion for the remission of sins; and this shall



never be taken again from the earth, until the sons of Lev!
do offer again an offering unto the Lord in righteousness,"
(Doc. and Cov., 13.)

The heavenly messenger told Joseph Smith and Oliver
Cowdery that the "Aaronic Priesthood had not the power of
laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost," but that
this should be conferred on them later. He then commanded
them "to go and be baptized," and directed that Joseph Smith
should baptize Oliver Cowdery, after which he should bap-
tize Joseph.

The messenger told them "that his name was John, the
same that is called John the Baptist in the New Testament,
and that he acted under the direction of Peter, James and
John, who held the keys of the Priesthood of Melchisedek,"
which Priesthood he said should in due time be conferred on
them (Joseph and Oliver).

In accordance with the commandment aforesaid, Joseph
Smith baptized Oliver Cowdery, who then baptized Joseph.
Joseph Smith then laid his hands upon the head of Oliver
Cowdery and ordained him to the Aaronic Priesthood. Finally
Oliver laid his hands on Joseph and ordained him to the same
Priesthood.

Soon after these important events, Joseph Smith and Oliver
Cowdery "became very anxious" to receive the Melchisedek
Priesthood, which John the Baptist had promised them, if
they continued faithful. They had for some time made this
matter a subject of humble prayer, and at length they met
"in the chamber of Mr. Whitmer's house," at Fayette, Sen-
eca Co., N. Y., one day in June. 1829. They engaged in sol-
emn and fervent prayer, when the word of the Lord came to
them in the chamber commanding that Joseph Smith "should
ordain Oliver Cowdery to be an elder in the Church of Jesus
Christ," and that Oliver should ordain Joseph to the same
office. After that, they were to ordain others, as it should
be made known unto them from time to time. However, they
were commanded to defer these ordinations until "such times
as it should be practicable to have their brethren, who had
been and who should be baptized, assemble together."

This commandment was complied with April 6, 1830, the
day on which the Church was organized. On that occasion
Joseph Smith laid his hands upon Oliver Cowdery and or-
dained him an Elder In the Church, after which Oliver or-
dained Joseph to the office of an Elder. Next, they ad-
ministered the Sacrament, and then laid their hands on each
individual member of the Church present, that they might
receive the Holy Ghost and be confirmed members of the
Church.

The exact date of the ordination of Joseph Smith and
Oliver Cowdery to the Melchisedek Priesthood by Peter,
James and John is not stated, but it is generally believed
to have taken place in June or July, 1829. In proof of the
ordination we have the word of the Lord Jesus Christ, in a
revelation, given to Joseph Smith at Fayette, N. Y., in Sep-
tember, 1830, as follows: "Listen to the voice of Jesus
Christ, your Lord, your God, and your Redeemer, whose
word is quick and powerful. The hour cometh that
I will drink of the fruit of the vine with you on the earth,
and with Moroni, whom I have sent unto you to reveal the
Book of Mormon, containing the fullness of my everlasting
gospel. * * And also John, the son of Zacharias, *
which John I have sent unto you, my servants, Joseph Smith,
Jr., and Oliver Cowdery, to ordain you unto this first Priest-
hood, which you have received, that you might be called and
ordained even as Aaron. * * And also with Peter and
James and John, whom I have sent unto you, by whom I have
ordained you and confirmed you to be Apostles and especial
witnesses of my name, and bear the keys of your ministry,
and of the same things which I revealed unto them." (Doc.
and Cov., 27:1, 5, 7, 8, 12.)

In a revelation on Church Government, given through Jo-
seph Smith, the Prophet, in April, 1830. at Fayette. the fol-
lowing passage occurs: "Commandment was given to Jo-
seph Smith, Jr., who was called of God and ordained an
Apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the first Elder of this Church;
and to Oliver Cowdery, who was also called of God, an
Apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the second Elder of this Church,
and ordained under his (Joseph's) hand." (Doc. and Cov.,
20:2, 3.)

In the light of the foregoing i,t is plain that none among
the children of men at the present time possess the holy
Priesthood, with divine authority to administer in the ordi-
nances of the gospel, except those who have received their
ordinations through the laying on of hands by men whose
commissions rest upon the divine calling of Joseph the
Prophet. This being the case, it is desirable that every
Apostle, Prophet, Patriarch, High Priest, Seventy, Elder,
Bishop, Priest, Teacher and Deacon In the Church should be
able to trace the Priesthood they hold back to the Prophet
Joseph.

For the benefit of the brethren who are endeavoring to>
make proper records of these things, we publish the sub-
joined biographical notes, which contain the ordinations of
nearly all the Elders who have been sustained and who at
the present time are being sustained as the general authori-
ties of the Church.

ALDRICH, Hazen; ordained a Seventy Feb. 28, 1835, under
the hands of Joseph Smith and others.

BENSON, Ezra Taft; born Feb. 22, 1811; baptized July 19.
1840, at Quincy, 111.; ordained a High Priest Oct. 25, 1840, by
Hyrum Smith; ordained an Apostle July 16, 1846, by Pres.
Brigham Young; died Sept. 3, 1869.

BILLINGS, Titus; born March 25, 1793, at Greenfield, Frank-
lin Co., Mass.; baptized at Kirtland, Ohio, in November, 1830,
by Parley P Pratt; ordained a High Priest and counselor to
Bishop Edward Partridge, Aug. 1, 1837, under the hands of
Edward Partridge and Isaac Morley; died Feb. 6, 1866, at
Provo, Utah.

BOYNTON, John Farnham; born Sept. 20, 1811; baptized in
September, 1832, by Joseph the Prophet; ordained an Elder
in 1832, by Sidney Rigdon; ordained an Apostle, Feb. 16,



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1835, under the hands of Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer and
Martin Harris; died Oct. 20, 1890.

BURTON, Robert Taylor; born Oct. 25, 1821, in Amersburgh,
Ontario, Canada; ordained a High Priest and Bishop and set
apart as second counselor to Bishop Edward Hunter, Sept. 2,
1875, by Edward Hunter assisted by Brigham Young and
Daniel H. Wells.

BUTTERFIELD, Josiah; ordained and set apart as one of
the First Council of Seventies, April 6, 1837, under the hands
of Sidney Rigdon and Hyrum Smith.

CANNON, Abraham Hoagland; born March 12, 1859; bap-
tized March 12, 1867. by his father Geo. Q. Cannon; ordained
an Elder July 7, 1875, by Geo. Q. Cannon; ordained a Seventy
by ; ordained an Apostle

Oct. 7, 1889, by Joseph F. Smith, assisted by Wilford Wood-
ruff and George Q. Cannon and nearly all the Apostles; died
July 19, 1896.

CANNON, George Quayle; born Jan. 11, 1827; baptized In
June, 1840, by John Taylor; ordained an Elder at Nauvoo, by
John Taylor; ordained a Seventy Feb. 9, 1845, by Arza Adams;
ordained an Apostle Aug. 26, 1860, by Pres. Brigham Young,
assisted by his Counselors and ten of the Apostles.

CANNON, John Q.; born April 19, 1857, at San Francisco,
Cal.; baptized April 19, 1865, by his father, George Q. Can-
non; oruained an Elder by Geo. Q. Cannon; ordained a Sev-
enty Aug. 8, 1881, by Joseph F. Smith; ordained a High
Priest and set apart as second counselor to Bishop Wm. B.
Preston in October, 1884, by Pres. John Taylor.

CAHRINGTON, Albert; born Jan. 8, 1813; baptized in July,
1841, by Wm. O. Clark; ordained an Apostle July 3, 1870, by
Pres. Brigham Young; died Sept. 19, 1889, in Salt Lake City,
Utah.

CLAPP, Benjamin L.; born Aug. 19, 1814, in Alabama; or-
dained and set apart as one of the presidents of the 8th
quorum of Seventy, Oct. <iO, 1844, under the hands of Joseph
Young and Lev! W. Hancock, set apart as one of the First
Council of Seventies Dec. 2, 1845, under the hands of
Apostles Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde,
Parley P. Pratt and George A. Smith; died in California
about 1860.

CLAWSON, Rudger; born March 12, 1857, in Salt Lake
City, Utah; baptized when about eight years old; ordained
a Seventy March 7, 1875, by Hiram B. Clawson, who was
ordained a Seventy Feb. 2, 1845, by Joseph Young; ordained
a High Priest Feb. 12, 1888, by Lorenzo Snow; ordained an
Apostle Oct. 10, 1898, by Lorenzo Snow, assisted by his
Counselors, and all the Apostles.

CORRILL, John; ordained a High Priest and set apart as
second counselor to Bishop Edward Partridge, June 6, 1831,
under the hands of Edward Partridge and others.

COLTR1N, Zebedee; ordained a Seventy Feb. 28, 1835,
under the hands of Joseph Smith and others; died July 21,
1887, at Spanish Fork, Utah Co., Utah.

COWDERY, Oliver; born in 1805; ordained to the Aaronic
Priesthood in connection with Joseph Smith, May 15, 1829,
by John the Baptist; baptized and reordained by Joseph
Smith the same day; later in 1829, together with Joseph
Smith, ordained to the Melchisedek Priesthood by Peter,
James and John; confirmed a member of the Church and
reordained an Elder, April 6, 1830, by Joseph Smith; to-
gether with David Whitmer and Martin Harris, he was
"blessed by the laying on of the hands of the Presidency"
(Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon and Fred. G. Williams) to
select twelve Elders to constitute the Council of Twelve
Apostles, Feb. 14, 1835; died March 3, 1850.

COWLEY, Matthias Foss; born Aug. 25, 1.858, in Salt Lake
City, Utah, baptized in 1866 by Samuel Turnbow; ordained
an Elder Dec. 28, 1874, by Oluf F. Due; ordained a Seventy
Oct. 11, 1880, by Joseph Young; ordained a High Priest Oct.
25, 1884, by Francis M. Lyman; ordained an Apostle Oct. 7,
1897, by Geo. Q. Cannon.

ELDREDGIE, Horace S.; born Feb. 26, 1816, at Brutus,
Cayuga Co., N. Y.; baptized June 4, 1836, by Libbeus T.
Coon; ordained a Seventy Oct. 13, 1844, by Joseph Young;
chosen one of the First Seven Presidents of Seventies in
1854; died Sept, 6, 1888, in Salt Lake City.

FJELDSTED, Christian Daniel; born Feb. 20, 1829, in
Sundbyvester, Amager, Copenhagen Amt, Denmark; bap-
tized Feb. 20, 1852, by Chr. Samuel Hansen; confirmed by
Ole U. C. Monster; ordained an Elder July 25, 1853, by Peter
O. Hansen, who was ordained a Seventy Nov. 17, 1844, by
Joseph Young; ordained a Seventy Feb. 5, 1859, by Wm. H.
Walker, who- was ordained a Seventy Nov. 24, 1844, under
the hands of Harrison Burgess, who was ordained a Seventy
Feb. 28, 1835, by Sidney Rigdon; set apart as one of the
First Council of Seventies, April 28, 1884, by Wilford Wood-
ruff.

FOSTER, James; ordained and set apart as one of the
First Seven Presidents of Seventies April 6, 1837, under the
hands of Sidney Rigdon and Hyrum Smith.

GATES, Jacob; born March 9, 1811, at St. Johnsbury,
Caledonia Co., Vt.; baptized June 17, 1833, by Orson Pratt;
ordained a Seventy in 1838, under the hands of Sidney
Rigdon and Joseph Smith; set apart as a president of the
4th quorum of Seventy Oct. 8. 1844; chosen as one of the
First Council of Seventies in 1862; died April 14, 1892.

GAYLORD, John; ordained a Seventy December 20, 1836,
by Hazen Aldrich, and set apart as one of the First Seven
Presidents of Seventies April 6. 1837, under the hands of
Sidney Rigdon and Hyrum Smith.

GEE, Salmon; ordained and set apart as one of the First
Seven Presidents of Seventies April 6, 1837, under the hands
of Sidney Rigdon and Hyrum Smith.

GOULD, John; ordained and set apart as one of the First
Seven Presidents of Seventies April 6, 1837, under the hands
of Sidney Rigdon and Hyrum Smith.

GRANT. Heber J.; born Nov. 22, 1856; baptized June 2.
1864; ordained a High Priest Oct. 31, 1880, by Pres. John
Taylor; ordained an Apostle by Geo. Q. Cannon Oct. 16, 1882.

GRANT, Jedediah Morgan; born Feb. 21, 1816, baptized



March 21, 1833, by John F. Boynton; ordained a Seventy Feb.
28, 1835, under the hands of Joseph Smith and others; set
apart as one of the First Council of Seventies, Dec. 2, 1845,
under the hands of Apostles Brigham Young, Heber C.
Kimball, Orson Hyde, Parley P. Pratt and George A. Smith;
ordained an Apostle and set apart as second Counselor In
the First Presidency in 1854, under the hands of Brigham
Young and others; died Dec. 1, 1856.

HANCOCK, Lev! W.; born April 17, 1803, in Massachusetts;
baptized Nov. 16, 1830; ordained a Seventy Feb. 28, 1835,
under the hands of Joseph Smith and others; soon after-
wards chosen as one of the First Seven Presidents of Seven-
ties; died June 10, 1882.

HARDY, Leonard Wilford; born Dec. 31, 1805, In Brad-
ford. Essex County, Mass.; baptized Dec. 2, 1832, by Orson
Hyde; ordained an Elder soon afterwards; ordained a Sev-
enty March 8, 1851; ordained a High Priest and Bishop of
the 12th Ward, Salt Lake City, April 7, 1856; set apart as
first counselor to Bishop Edward Hunter, Oct. 12, 1856; died
July 31, 1884.

HARRIS, Martin; born May 18, 1783; baptized In 1830;
ordained a High Priest June 6, 1831, by Lyman Wight;
blessed Feb. 14, 1835, together with Oliver Cowdery and
David Whitmer, under the hands of Joseph Smith, Sidney
Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams, to select and ordain the
Twelve Apostles; died July 10, 1875.

HERRIMAN, Henry; born June 9, 1804, in Rowley, Essex
Co., Mass.; baptized in 1832, by Orson Hyde; ordained a
Seventy in March, 1835, under the hands of Joseph Smith
and Sidney Rigdon; set apart as ja member of the First
Council of Seventy, Feb. 6, 1838, under the hands of Joseph
Young, James Foster and Josiah Butterfield; died May 17,
1891.

HIGBEE, Elias; born Oct. 23, 1795, in Galloway, Gloucester
Co., N. J., baptized in 1832; ordained an Elder Feb. 20, 1833,
by his brother, Isaac Higbee; ordained a High Priest by
Amasa M. Lyman, about 1835; died June 8, 1843, at Nauvoo,
111.

HUNTER, Edward; born June 22, 1793; baptized Oct. 8.
1840, by Orson Hyde; ordained a High Priest and Bishop
Nov. 23, 1844, at Nauvoo, 111., by Brigham Young, assisted by
Heber C. Kimball and Newel H. Whitney; called and sus-
tained as presiding Bishop of the Church at the general
conference held in April, 1851; ordained and set apart to
that position April 11, 1852, by Willard Richards, assisted by
Heber C. Kimball; died Oct. 16, 1883.

HYDE, Orson; born Jan. 8, 1805; baptized Oct. 31, 1830,
by Sidney Rigdon; ordained a High Priest about 1831; or-
dained an Apostle Feb. 15, 1835, under the hands of Oliver
Cowdery, David Whitmer and Martin Harris; died Nov. 28,
1878.

JAQUES. John; born Jan. 7, 1827, at Market Bosworth,
Leicestershire, England; baptized in the fall of 1845 by
Thos. B. Ward; ordained an Elder Jan. 9, 1848, under the
hands of John Fidoe, Thos. Stevenson and Wm. Cartwright;
ordained a Seventy Feb. 2, 1857. by Wm. Burgess, who was
ordained a Seventy Oct. 8, 1844, by Daniel S. Miles; ordained
a High Priest Dec. 31, 1898, by Angus M. Cannon.

JENSON, Andrew; born Dec. 11, 1850, in Torslev, Hjorring
Amt. Denmark; baptized and confirmed Feb. 2. 1859, by Carl
W. J. Hecker; ordained an Elder April 10. 1873, by William
H. Folsom. who was ordained a High Priest Oct. 7, 1862, by
Pres. Brigham Young; ordained a Seventy May 4, 1873, by
Geo. Q. Cannon.

JOHNSON, Luke S.; born Nov. 3, 1807; baptized May 10,
1831, by Joseph Smith; ordained a High Priest Oct. 25, 1831.
by Joseph Smith; ordained an Apostle Feb. 15, 1835, under



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