Among the names of Elders who were appointed to serve missions during General Conference on 15 Apr, 1844. Appointed to Virginia to preach the gospel and assist with Joseph Smith's presidential campaign.
Name among elders appointed to the West Indies at a special conference held in the Tabernacle on 28 Aug, 1852. Landed in Kingston, Jamaica with the first LDS missionaries to the West Indies on 10 Jan, 1853. Married Melissa Jane Bigler in 1845