Wakefield, Joseph H. 

Biography

7 July 1792–18 Jan. 1835. Born in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Thomas Wakefield and Elizabeth Hardy. Married Eunice Sawyer, 13 Dec. 1812. Moved to Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, by 1820. Baptized into LDS church and ordained an elder, by June 1831. Ordained a high priest by Lyman Wight, 4 June 1831, in Geauga Co., Ohio. Served mission to New York and other eastern states, 1831–1832. Moved to area near Kirtland, Geauga Co., 1833. Excommunicated, by Jan. 1834. Took part in actions against Latter-day Saints in Kirtland. Died in Willoughby, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.