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John Murdock

Birth Date
1792 July 15
Death Date
1871 December 23
Gender
Male
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Born in Kortright, Delaware, New York, United States

1792 July 15
Mother
Eleanor Riggs
Father
John Murdock

Served in Northern States Mission

1830–1831 (Age 38) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Orange, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Set Apart By
Oliver Cowdery
Additional Notes

Baptized multiple, organized one or more branches of the Church in Orange and Warrensville, Ohio.

Baptized by Parley P. Pratt

1830 November 5 (Age 38)

Served in Central States Mission

1831 January–1832 January (Age 38) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Widower
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Orange, Cuyahoga , Ohio
Set Apart By
Joseph Smith
Additional Notes

Companion was Hyrum Smith.  Departed from Missouri when called on a mission with Elder Parley P. Pratt to the Northern United States. 

Served in Central States Mission

1831 June–1832 January (Age 38) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Widower
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Orange, Cuyahoga , Ohio
Additional Notes

Called at a conference in Kirtland, Ohio along with Hyrum Smith to travel to Missouri by way of Detroit (See D&C 52:8).  Departed from Missouri when called on a mission with Elder Parley P. Pratt to the Northern United States. 

Served in Northern States Mission

1832 January 26–June (Age 39) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Widower
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Independence, Missouri
Set Apart By
Joseph Smith
Served With
Parley P. Pratt

Mission Call to the Eastern Countries

1832 August 29 (Age 40)

D&C 99:1 given at Hiram, Ohio.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1832–1833 (Age 40) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Widower
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio
Additional Notes

Built up a branch of the Church in the east part of Geauga County, Ohio.

Served With

Served in Eastern States Mission

1833 April –December (Age 40) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Widower
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

Built up a small branch in Delaware County, New York where he was born. He visited Livingston County, New York on his way back to Kirtland.

Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Widower
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio
Served With

Served in Eastern States Mission

1834 –April 24 (Age 41) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Widower
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

Preached and accompanied others to get volunteers for Zion's Camp.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1835–1836 (Age 42) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Widower
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Ohio

Served in Eastern States Mission

1841 April 9 (Age 48) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

He was called to travel among branches to collect funds for building the Nauvoo Temple.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1841 August 16 (Age 49) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest

Served in Eastern States Mission

1844–1845 (Age 52) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

Called to fill a mission at general conference Oct. 6-8, 1844 In Nauvoo, Brigham Young selected “men from the High Priest’s quorum to go abroad … to preside over the branches of the Church.” They were not to tarry for six months and return, “but to go and settle down, where they could take their families and tarry until the Temple is built.”

Served in Eastern States Mission

1844–1845 (Age 52) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

Called to fill a mission at general conference Oct. 6-8, 1844 In Nauvoo, Brigham Young selected “men from the High Priest’s quorum to go abroad … to preside over the branches of the Church.” They were not to tarry for six months and return, “but to go and settle down, where they could take their families and tarry until the Temple is built.”

Called as President to Australian Mission

1851 March–1852 June (Age 58) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

He was called to served with Parley P. Pratt in the Pacific Islands, but was reassigned by Pratt to Australia when they arrived in San Francisco.

Called as President to Australian Mission

1851 March–1852 June (Age 58) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

He was called to served with Parley P. Pratt in the Pacific Islands, but was reassigned by Pratt to Australia when they arrived in San Francisco.  Arrived in the field Oct 29, 1851.

Death in Beaver, Beaver, Utah Territory, United States

1871 December 23 (Age 79)
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