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us: Campbell, Robert Lang, 1825-1872


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    • Birth Date

        1825-01-21
    • Death Date

        1872-04-11
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Kilbarchan (Scotland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Nauvoo (Ill.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Clerks
    • Sources

      • found: Register of the Robert Lang Campbell Collection, 1991: leaf 1, etc. (b. Jan. 21, 1825; d. Apr. 11, 1872)
      • found: Robert Lang Campbell journal, approximately 1843-1941 (Robert Lang Campbell; born in 1825 to Alexander and Agnes Campbell in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland; was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1842; served a mission to nearby Dalry; emigrated to Nauvoo in March 1845 and became a member of the Quorum of Seventies, and worked as a clerk for John Smith, William Smith, and Willard Richards; married Joan Scobe in November 1845; witnessed the Battle of Nauvoo in September 1846. Robert and Joan left Nauvoo with other Saints in September 1846, traveling to Winter Quarters in October, where Joan delivered a stillborn baby boy, then died herself. Robert continued his clerking and transcribing work until his mission to the British Isles in 1850; while there, he married Mary Stewart; they returned to Salt Lake in 1854, where Robert continued to serve the Church as the Historian's clerk, copying portions of Joseph Smith's History; plural marriage being in practice, Robert was asked to take additional wives, and married Jeanie Brown; during his life, Robert also served as secretary of Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society (an elected position), was appointed as a regent of Deseret University, a member of the Legislative Assembly, and elected Superintendent of Schools for Salt Lake County; Robert also acted as Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of Utah Territorial Legislature, where he worked until his death April 11, 1872, at the age of 47)
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