John Taylor, b. 1808

John Taylor (1808-1887) was born in 1808 in Milnthorpe, Westmoreland, England. He was the son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor. He married Leonora Cannon on 28 Jan. 1833 in York Twp., York Co., Upper Canada. He was baptized 9 May 1836. He served with Wilford Woodruff as a missionary and in other church positions in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Utah. He was the third President of the Church and was succeeded by Wilford Woodruff. He died 25 Jul. 1887 in Kaysville, Davis Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

John Taylor (KWJC-VF5), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). John Taylor, b. 1808, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/john-taylor-b-1808, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). John Taylor, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-taylor, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 30 September 1839

    Excerpt:
    Farmington Hartford County Ct Sept 30th 1839 My Dear Phebe In the midst of my Fathers family I once more take up my pen to convers with you a few moments. I have delayed writing longer than I should but I have been waiting for a letter from you I have had the greatest anxiety to hear from you & Sarah E. & the friends around you but as yet I have not had that privilege When I ...
    Dates:
    September 30, 1839
  • Page 103

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Thomas Smith rep the Church at Clithero 27 [M] 1 E. 3 P. Also the Church at Chatburn 84 M 1 E. 2 P. 2 T. 1 D. Also the Church at Dawnham ^Dunham^ 20 M 1 T. 1 D. Also the Church at Grindleton 5 M. Er Wm Clayton rep. the Church at Manchester 240 Members 2 E. 5 P. 4 T 1 D ...
  • Page 104

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Er Joseph Fielding rep. the Church at Alston Cumberland con[sisting] of 40 M. 2 E 2 P. 2 T. Er Wd Richards rep. the Church at Brampton consisting of 30 M. 1 E. 1 P. Also the Church at Bedford consi[sting] of 40 M 1 E. 1 P. Also the Church in Scotland consisting of 21 M. 3 E. The meeting was then adjourned for 1 hour The ...
  • Page 106

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Mooved by Er Young & Secd by P P Pratt that this Conference be adjourned till the 6th Day of July next to be held in Preston at 10 oclok A.M. Carried The Meeting then Adjourned Heber C Kimble President Wm Clayton Clerk The whole Number of the Saints in England & Scotland including official members is Saints 1671 Elders 34 Priest ...
  • Page 107

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    for the Church. Mooved by Er Kimble & Sec. by Er P P Pratt that a Committy of three be appointed to make a selection of Hymns Mooved by Er Orson Pratt & Seconded. by Er Willford Woodruff that Elder Brigham Young Er P P Pratt & Er J. Taylor form the Committy for the Selection of the Hymns Mooved by Er W Richards Secd by
  • Page 108

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    Mooved by Er John Taylor Secd. by Er P P Pratt that the copy right of the Book of Doctrins & Covenants & the Book of Mormon be secured as soon as possible Mooved by Elr W Woodruff secnd by Er W. Richards that Elders Brigham Young Heber C. Kimble & Parley P Pratt be the Committy to secure the Coppy Right Mooved by Er H C. Kimble secd by Er W Richards ...
  • Page 112

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    John Tayler commence his Labours in Liverpool, that P. P. Pratt go to Manchester to publish the periodical & that George A. Smith go to the Potteries & that Elders Brigham Young & W Richards go with me into the field or vineyard which I had opened in Herefordshire & the adjoining county. So I took the parting hand with the Twelve & Saints & ...
    Dates:
    April 19, 1840 April 20, 1840 April 21, 1840
  • Page 117

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    April 30, 1840 ~ Thursday 30th I spent the day in writing at Froomes Hill 30 Friday ^Thursday^ I walked with Elder Young to Dymock & had an interview with Elders Richards & Kington & spent the night with them [FIGURES] I recieved two ^3^ Letters one from Mother Woodruff & one from G. A. Smith & one from A Cordon 12 mil
    Dates:
    April 30, 1840 May 1, 1840 May 2, 1840 May 3, 1840 May 4, 1840 May 5, 1840
  • Page 61

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    committee settle the financial or business matters thereof with Joseph Smith Jun to whom the profits rightly belong. Resolved that Elder Amos Fielding be appointed to superintend fitting out the Saints from Liverpool to America under the instructions of Elder P. P. Pratt Resolved that Brother G. J. Adams go to Bedford & Northampton and labour in that region. Adjourned till 10 o-clock tomorrow A.M Elder Kimball ...
    Dates:
    April 3, 1841 April 5, 1841
  • Page 62

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    Moved by Elder Kimball seconded by Elder Woodruff that the Twelve do business at the Conference as a quorum & call upon the Church or Conference to sanction it. Adjourned till the 6th Inst to meet in general Conference at Carpenters Hall at 10 oclock A.M. O. Hyde Clerk [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder John Taylor, Tailor April 6, 1841 ~ Tuesday CONFERENCE MINUTES The Council of the Twelve assembled at Manchester ...
    Dates:
    April 6, 1841