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Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Noah Packard

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Noah Packard, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Noah Packard, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Noah Packard

(1796–1860)

Noah Packard was born in Plainfield, Massachusetts. He married Sophia Bundy in 1820 and was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Parley P. Pratt in 1832. Joseph Smith ordained Packard a priest in December 1832, after which Packard was appointed to serve a mission in Parkman, Ohio, where he was living. In 1833, he left to serve another mission to the eastern United States, was ordained an elder, and was appointed president of the branch of the Church in Parkman. In 1835, he moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where, in 1836, he was ordained a high priest and became a member of the high council. He was also a stockholder in the Kirtland Safety Society. By 1839, Packard had moved to Commerce, Illinois, which was later renamed Nauvoo. There he served as a counselor in the high priests quorum presidency under Don Carlos Smith and then George Miller from 1840 to 1846. Packard served missions to various locations in the United States in 1841–43 and 1845. In 1845, he also served as an agent for the Church to collect funds in Michigan for the Nauvoo Temple. He migrated to Utah Territory in 1850.

References in the Doctrine and Covenants

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