“Edward Partridge,” For the Strength of Youth, July 2021, 33.
First bishop in the Church
Tarred and feathered by Church opponents
After being called as bishop, Edward asked his wife, Lydia, to pray for him so he could fulfill his calling in a way that pleased the Lord. After Edward’s death, the Lord told Joseph Smith that He had received Edward “unto myself” because of his diligence (Doctrine and Covenants 124:19).