Edward Partridge

“Edward Partridge,” For the Strength of Youth, July 2021, 33.

People from Church History

Edward Partridge

Youth Magazine, Global 2021/07 Jul
  • 1793–1840

  • 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).