Patten, David Wyman 

Biography

14 Nov. 17991–25 Oct. 1838.2 Farmer.3 Born in Vermont.4 Son of Benoni Patten and Edith Cole.5 Moved to Theresa, Oneida Co., New York, as a young child.6 Moved to Dundee, Monroe Co., Michigan Territory, as a youth.7 Married Phoebe Ann Babcock, 1828, in Dundee.8 Affiliated with the Methodists.9 Baptized into LDS church by his brother John Patten, 15 June 1832, at Fairplay, Greene Co., Indiana.10 Ordained an elder by Elisha H. Groves, 17 June 1832.11 Served mission to Michigan Territory, 1832.12 Ordained a high priest by Hyrum Smith, 2 Sept. 1832.13 Served mission to eastern states, 1832–1833.14 Moved family from Michigan Territory to Florence, Erie Co., Ohio, 1833.15 With William Pratt, carried dispatches from JS to church leaders in Clay Co., Missouri, Dec. 1833.16 Served mission to southern U.S. with Warren F. Parrish, 1834–1835.17 Ordained member of Quorum of the Twelve, 15 Feb. 1835, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio.18 Served mission to Tennessee, spring 1835.19 With the Twelve, served mission to eastern states, summer 1835.20 Moved from Kirtland to Far West, Missouri, 1836.21 Member of presidency pro tempore of church in Far West, 1838.22 Captain of local militia in Caldwell Co., Missouri.23 Mortally wounded during battle of Crooked River, near Ray Co., Missouri, 25 Oct. 1838.24 Died near Far West.25

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