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Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Selah Griffin

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Selah Griffin, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Selah Griffin, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Selah Griffin

(ca. 1795–after 1860)

Selah Griffin was born in Virginia and married a woman named Polly. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by June 1831. After being ordained an elder by Joseph Smith, Griffin was called by revelation to serve a mission to Missouri in 1831 (Doctrine and Covenants 52:32; 56:5–6), which he fulfilled. He subsequently moved to Jackson County, Missouri. In 1833 he moved with the Saints to Clay County, Missouri. In February 1835, he was appointed a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. That same year he was appointed a member of the Kirtland high council. In 1826 he moved to Caldwell County, Missouri. By 1840 he was living in Knox County, Illinois.

References in the Doctrine and Covenants

Doctrine and Covenants 5256