Having got ready for their journey they bade adieu to their Brethren and friends and commenced their journey, preach ing by the way and leaving a testimony behind them lifting up their voice like a trump in the different villages through which they passed. They continued their journey until they came to <mentor> Ohio, <*to page 72> where they tarried some time there being quite a number in that place who believed their testimony and came forward and obeyed the gospel among the number was and a large portion of the Church over which he presided.
Biography of Sidney Rigdon
As there has been a great rumor and many false statements have been given to the world respecting s’ connexion with the church of Jesus Christ, it [is] necessary that <a> correct account of the same be given so, that the public mind may be disabused on the subject. I shall therefore proceed to give a brief history of his life drawn from Authentic sources, as also, an account of
his connexion with the .
was born in Saint Clair Township Allegany County State of Pensylvania on the 19th. Feby A.D. 1793, and was the youngest son of William and Nancy Rigdon. William Rigdon his father was a native of Hartford County. State of Maryland, was born A.D. 1749 and died May 26th. A.D. 1810, in the 62nd. year
of his age. William Rigdon was the son of Thomas Baker and Ann Lacy Rigdon. Thomas Baker Rigdon was a native of the State of Maryland and was the son of Thomas Baker Rigdon who came from Great Britain.
Ann Lacy Rigdon, Grandmother of was a native of Ireland and emigrated to <the> City of Mass and was there married to Thomas Baker Rigdon.
Nancy Rigdon his mother was a native of Freehold Monmouth County, New Jersey was born March 16. 1759 and died Octr. 3rd 1839 and was the eldest daughter of Bryant Gallaher who was a native of Ireland. Elisabeth Gallaher Mother to the said Nancy Rigdon was the second wife of the said Bryant Gallaher and whose maiden name was Reed and was a native of New Jersey. Her parents
were natives of Scotland [p. 61]