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Avard, Sampson, 1800-1869



  • Existence: 1800 - 1869

Biographical History

Sampson Avard (1800-1869) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and physician in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Missouri. He was a leader of the Danite vigilante group in Far West, Missouri, and left the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838.

Joseph Smith Papers Digital Library Collection, 2004 (Avard, Sampson, 1803-1869)

Biographical Registers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, via WWW, May 4, 2006 (Avard, Sampson, (1803-1869), physician; b. Great Britain; joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1835; moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1836; gave testimony against Joseph Smith at the 1838 Richmond hearing was a key factor in the Prophet's imprisonment; 1850 he was a practising physician in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, where he died)

Historical studies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2004: vol. 5, no. 2, page 37 (Sampson Avard) page 38 (b. 27 October 1800; St. Peter on the Isle of Guernsey; emigrated to the United States around 1830 and settled in Georgetown in the District of Columbia; moved to Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 1835 and set up medical practice) page 39 (baptized by Orson Pratt in November, 1835; moved to Kirtland in 1837; moved to Toronto, Canada) page 42 (arrived in Far West, Missouri in May, 1838)

Wikipedia, website viewed 9 September, 2013 (Sampson Avard; October 23, 1800-April 15, 1969; leader of vigilantes called the Danites; born at St. Peter, Guernsey, Channel Island; Campbellite; baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; practicing medicine in Edwardsville, Illinois where he died in 1869)

Joseph Smith Papers, website viewed 9 September 2013 (Avard, Sampson; 23 Oct 1800-15 Apr 1869; born at St. Peter, Isle of Guernsey, Channel Islands, Great Britain; migrated to U.S. by 1830; moved to Edwardsville, Illinois 1845 and died at Edwardsville)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Mormon War papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS FM 7
Scope and Contents

Microfilmed copies of original joint legislative committee journals (1838-1839), legislative proceedings (1838-1841), correspondence and orders (1838-1839), evidence given at the court of inquiry held in November 1838 to investigate Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and others for high treason, and certificates dealing with indictments against Mormons (1841) pertaining to the Mormon disturbances in Missouri (1838-1841). The film is 16 mm. and 35 mm. and is photonegative.

Dates: 1838-1841