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Taylor, John

(1808–87). B. Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., Eng., of nominally Angl. parents; apprenticed to learn the trades of cooper and turner; Meth. preacher ca. 1825; to Toronto, Can., 1832; briefly assoc. with Irvingites (see Irving, Edward); bapt. Mormon 1836; with Mormons to Missouri 1838; Mormon apostle 1838. Ed. Times and Seasons (official Mormon periodical) and owned and pub. Nauvoo Neighbor (newspaper) at Nauvoo, Illinois; to Utah with B. Young*; mem. territorial legislature 1857–76; probate judge Utah Co. 1868–70; territorial supt. of schools 1877; acting pres. of the Utah branch of the Mormon Ch. 1877, pres. 1880. Mississippi (from 1840) to Eng., Ireland, Scot., Isle of Man., Fr., Ger. Est. The Mormon (newspaper) New York 1854. Practices plural marriage; went into voluntary exile to escape arrest 1884. Works include An Examination into and an Elucidation of the Great Principle of the Mediation and Atonement of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. See also Latter Day Saints, b.


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