Ordained member of Quorum of the Twelve by Brigham Young, 12 Feb. 1849, in Salt Lake City. Served mission to organize church in northern California, 1849. Moved to Utah Co., Utah Territory, by 1850. Left to serve colonizing mission to southern California, Mar. 1851; helped settle San Bernardino, Los Angeles Co., California. Returned to Utah Territory during Utah War, 1857. Served mission to Europe, 1860–1862. Served colonizing mission to Bear Lake Valley, 1863; settled Paris, Owyhee Co., Idaho Territory, 1864. Delegate to Utah territorial legislature, 1864–1872. Served on construction committee for temple in Logan, Cache Co., Utah Territory. Died in Paris.