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Strang, James Jesse

(1813–56). B. Scipio, New York; Mormon 1843; claimed endorsement of Joseph Smith* Sr.; founded village of St. James, Beaver Is., Michigan, 1849; crowned “king” 1850; mem. Michigan legislature 1852–54; sanctioned plural marriage 1850; assassinated. Followers called Strangites. Works include alleged discovery and tr. of Plates of Laban, mentioned in The Book of Mormon (1 Nephi 3–5); The Book of the Law of the Lord. See also Latter Day Saints, g 6.

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