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us: Pratt, Parley P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857


  • [Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857) was an American religious leader and missionary. He served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1835 to his death in 1857.]

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    • us: Pratt, P. P. (Parley Parker), 1807-1857
    • us: Pratt, Parley Parker, 1807-1857
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    • found: His Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt, c1985: CIP t.p. (Parley P. Pratt)
    • found: LC data base, 4-19-85 (hdg.: Pratt, Parley Parker, 1807-1857; usage: Parley P. Pratt)
    • found: His The millennium, and other poems, 1840: t.p. (P.P. Pratt, minister of the Gospel)\
    • found: Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1992: page 1644 (Pratt, Parley P. (Parker); born April 12, 1807, Burlington, New York; assassinated May 13, 1857 near Van Buren, Arkansas; Apostle, February 21, 1835-May 13, 1857) page 1116-1117 (significant LDS missionary, writer, poet of the early years of the LDS Restoration; born April 12, 1807 in Burlington, New York; after marriage in 1827 moved to Amherst township, Lorain, County, Ohio; member of teh Reformed Baptist Society (Campbellite); convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and baptized on September 19, 1830; Left Nauvoo, spent nine months jailed in Richmond, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri; Left Nauvoo, Illinois on August 19, 1839 on mission to British Isles; editor of the Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star; upon return to Nauvoo, called to preside over church in New England and mid-Atlantic states headquartered in New York City; published peridical entitles The Prophet; February 1846 left home in Nauvoo; arrived Salt Lake Valley 1847; 1851 mission to the Pacific with headquarters in San Francisco; sailed to Valparaiso, Chile September 1851; 1856 mission to Eastern states; on returning to the West on May 13, 1857, he was killed by a man twelve miles northeast of Van Buren, Arkansas)
    • found: Marriage & morals in Utah, c2009: t.p. (Parley P. Pratt) p. 1 (address written by Parley P. Pratt, one of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Chaplain to the Council of the Utah Legislature)
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    • [Parley P. Pratt (1807-1857) was an American religious leader and missionary. He served as an apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1835 to his death in 1857.]
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