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Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Simeon Carter

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Simeon Carter, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Simeon Carter, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Simeon Carter

(1794–1869)

Simeon Carter

Simeon Carter, photograph of crayon portrait, Box Elder Museum.

Simeon Carter was born in Killingworth, Connecticut, in 1794. He married Lydia Kenyon in Benson, Vermont, in 1818. Carter was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in February 1831. The following June, he was ordained a high priest and called by revelation to accompany Solomon Hancock on a mission to Missouri (Doctrine and Covenants 52:27). In 1832, a revelation instructed Carter to preach with Emer Harris (Doctrine and Covenants 75:30). The following year, Carter presided over the branch at Big Blue River in Jackson County, Missouri. He was appointed a member of the high council in Clay County, Missouri, in 1834, and continued in that position in Caldwell County, Missouri. After being expelled from Missouri with other Latter-day Saints in 1838, Carter settled in Lee County, Iowa Territory, by 1840. He served a mission to England between 1846 and 1849, after which he migrated to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah Territory.

References in the Doctrine and Covenants

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