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Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Titus Billings

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Titus Billings, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Titus Billings, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Titus Billings

(1793–1866)

Titus Billings was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He married Diantha Morley in 1817 and moved to Kirtland, Ohio, within the next three years. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in November 1830. The following year, he was ordained a deacon. In August 1831, he was instructed by revelation to prepare to move to “the land of Zion” (Doctrine and Covenants 63:39). Accordingly, he moved to Jackson County, Missouri, in 1832, where he was ordained an elder by Thomas B. Marsh. He later moved back to Kirtland, where he labored on the Kirtland Temple. By 1837 he moved back to Missouri, where he was ordained a high priest by Edward Partridge and Isaac Morley.

Billings served as a counselor to Bishop Edward Partridge from 1837 to 1840, in Missouri and Illinois. He also served on the Yelrome, Illinois, high council from 1839 to 1845. In 1841, Billings was appointed a colonel in the Nauvoo Legion. The following year, he served a mission to New England. In 1848, he migrated to what later became Utah Territory.

References in the Doctrine and Covenants

Doctrine and Covenants 63