1800–12 Aug. 1852. Physician, farmer. Born in Vermont. Married Catherine Whitmer, 10 Nov. 1825, in Seneca Co., New York. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into LDS church by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, at Seneca Lake, Seneca Co. Ordained a teacher, by 9 June 1830, in New York. Claimed to receive revelations for church, 1830; later denounced them in response to JS revelation. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1831; near Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri, 1832; and to Clay Co., Missouri, 1833. Helped found Far West, Missouri, 1836. Left church and moved to Ray Co., Missouri, 1838. Briefly joined William E. McLellin’s Church of Christ, 1848. Died near western border of Ray Co., near present-day Excelsior Springs.