James, Samuel 

Biography

18 Jan. 18061–after 1880.2 Farmer, salesman, storekeeper.3 Born in Pennsylvania.4 Son of William James and Elizabeth Gallaher.5 Baptized into LDS church.6 Ordained a high priest and appointed to high council in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 13 Jan. 1836.7 Received elder’s license, 30 Mar. 1836, at Kirtland.8 Married Maria Evans, 6 Jan. 1841, at Montrose, Lee Co., Iowa Territory.9 Moved to La Harpe, Hancock Co., Illinois, ca. spring 1841.10 Appointed to serve mission to England, 11 May 1843.11 Admitted to Council of Fifty, 19 Mar. 1844.12 Disfellowshipped, Sept. 1844.13 Followed Sidney Rigdon after death of JS.14 Appointed counselor in first presidency of Rigdon’s Church of Christ.15 Returned to La Harpe, ca. Oct. 1849.16 Moved to Carroll Co., Missouri, between 1867 and 1870.17