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Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Zera Pulsipher

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Zera Pulsipher, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Zera Pulsipher, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Zera Pulsipher

(1789–1872)

Zera Pulsipher

Zera Pulsipher, photograph, Church History Library, PH 1700 1246.

Zera Pulsipher was born in Rockingham, Vermont. He married Polley Randall in 1810; she died around 1811. In about 1815, he married Mary Brown. While living in New York in 1832, he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ordained an elder. He moved to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1835. Two years later, he served a mission to Upper Canada. In 1838, he moved to Missouri; in 1839, he moved to Bear Creek, Illinois; and in about 1841, he moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. There he was appointed to serve as a President of the Seventy. In 1846, he moved to Winter Quarters (later in Omaha, Nebraska), and in 1847, he migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, in Utah Territory.

References in the Doctrine and Covenants

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