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Greene, John P. (John Portineus), 1793-1844


biographical statement

Joseph Smith Papers, via WWW, April 23, 2014 (born on September 3, 1793, in Herkimer, New York; John Coddington Greene and Anna Chapman; married Rhoda Young in 1813 and they had six children together; raised as a Methodist and eventually founded the Methodist Protestant Church; April 1832, while living in Mendon, New York, he chose to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; organized a branch of the Church in Warsaw, New York; served missions throughout the eastern United States from 1835 to 1836 and one in Canada in 1837; 1838, he moved to Missouri, joined the Caldwell Co. militia, and fought in the Battle of Crooked River; moved to Nauvoo, Illinois; served another mission to Ohio, Pennsylvannia, and New York; 1841, he married Mary Eliza Nelson in Nauvoo, Illinois, and they had one child; member of the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge and the Nauvoo Legion; December 1843, he was elected as Nauvoo's city marshall; carried out Joseph Smith's orders to suppress the Nauvoo Expositor press on June 10, 1844; died in Nauvoo on September 10, 1844)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Circuit court summons

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233647392]
Identifier: MSS 8405
Scope and Contents

Original court summons issued by the State of Illinois, Hancock County to Joseph Smith Jr. and John P. Greene to appear at the Hancock County Circuit Court before May 1844 in order to address the complaint of Orsemus F. Bostwick for trespass to damage in the amount of two hundred dollars. The summons was signed by J. B. Backenstos, clerk of the circuit court. Dated March 4, 1844.

Dates: 1844 March 4

Duane E. Jeffery collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8432
Scope and Contents Materials consist of items collected by Duane E. Jeffery. Includes original and photocopied correspondence between A.W. Babbit and the high council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about Babbitt's church membership and conduct (1851), a photocopy of an excerpt of a manuscript titled Book of Sundays by J.P. Greene (1837), and a legal divorce document for Leah Frances Clawson (1848). There are also postcards that depict scenes from The Book of Mormon and other Church history...
Dates: 1837-1968

Joseph Smith letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233282869]
Identifier: Vault MSS 36
Scope and Contents

Photograph of a handwritten and signed letter, dated 17 June 1844, and addressed to John P. Greene. Smith writes about his concerns on the possibilities of mob actions near Nauvoo, Illinois.

Dates: 1844 June 17

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Correspondence 2
Letters 2
Material Types 2
Religion 2
Civil Procedure and Courts 1