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Murdock, John, 1792-1871



  • Existence: 1792 - 1871

Biographical History

John Murdoch (1792-1871) was a pioneer for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John Murdock, c2000: p. 1 (d. Dec. 23, 1871) p. 7 (b. July 15, 1792)

Latter-day Saint biog. encycl. (John Murdock, 1792-1871)

Wikipedia, website viewed 1 April 2013 (John Murdock; born July 15, 1792, Kortright, New York; first mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Australia; baptized November 1830 while living in Geauga County, Ohio; mission to Pontiac, Michigan with Hyrum Smith; Joseph Smith, Jr. and Emma Smith adopted Murdock's newborn twins, Joseph and Julia after his first wife Julia Clapp Murdock died; member of Zion's Camp; high council in Far West and Salt Lake City, Utah; bishop in Nauvoo and Salt Lake City; died in Beaver, Utah on December 23, 1871)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John Murdock autobiographies and an essay

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3241
Scope and Contents Photocopies of microfilm copies of handwritten materials. The collection consists of a lengthy and a shortened version of an autobiography. Murdock wrote about his early life and his converstion to the Mormon Church in 1830. He followed that faith to Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; and Illinois. He migrated to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and came to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1847. He served on missions for the Mormon Church in New York and Australia. Murdock copied letters from leaders of the...
Dates: 1835-1864

John Murdock autobiography and diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 928
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of a diary and an abridgement of diaries for the years from 1830 to 1859 and 1832. Murdock joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 and lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Salt Lake City, Utah. He had numerous assignments for the Church and migrated to Utah in 1847. He participated in Zion's Camp in 1834 and went on a mission to Australia from 1852 to 1853.

Dates: 1830-1867

John Murdock journal and autobiography

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 997
Scope and Contents

Materials include two copies of the typescript of an autobiography covering, 1792-1867, and journals, 1830-1859. Murdock was a Campbellite who joined the Mormon Church in 1830. He lived with Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the Mormon prophet, in 1833 and participated in "Zion's Camp" in 1834. He lived in Kirtland, Ohio; Nauvoo, Illinois; and Lehi, Utah and was in Missouri during the persecution of Mormons in that state.

Dates: 1830-1867

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Autobiographies 2
Diaries 2
Immigration and American Expansion 2
Lehi (Utah) -- History 2
Mormon Church -- Missions -- Australia -- History 2