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Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Solomon Hancock

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Solomon Hancock, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Solomon Hancock, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Solomon Hancock

(1793 or 1794–1847)

Solomon Hancock was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He married Alta Adams in 1815. In Ohio in November 1830, he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By the following June he had been ordained an elder and then a high priest, after which he was appointed by revelation to serve a mission to Missouri (Doctrine and Covenants 52:27). He lived in Jackson County, Missouri, by 1833. He was appointed to the Zion high council in Clay County, Missouri, in 1834 and served a mission to the eastern United States that fall. Hancock’s wife died in 1836. He married Phebe Adams that June and moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, by December. He served as a member of the Zion high council in Far West, Missouri, from 1837 to 1839. With other Saints, he was expelled from Missouri in the spring of 1839 and moved to Illinois. There, in 1843, he was appointed a member of the Lima high council. He presided over the branch of the Church at Yelrome (Morley’s Settlement, later in Tioga), Illinois, in about 1844. He died near what became Council Bluffs, Iowa.

References in the Doctrine and Covenants

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