Orson Pratt Sr.

Birth Date
1811 September 19
Death Date
1881 October 3
Gender
Male
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Ordained an Elder by Joseph Smith jun. Dec 1, 1830 and immediately commenced to preach the Gospel. Ordained a High Priest on Feb 22 1832. Ordained an Apostle in 1835 and held that position until he died in Salt Lake City, Oct 3, 1881.

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Born in Hartford, Washington, New York, United States

1811 September 19
Mother
Charity Dickison
Father
Jared Pratt

Baptized by Parley P. Pratt

1830 September 19 (Age 19)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1830 December (Age 19) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
New York
Additional Notes

Ordained an Elder by Joseph Smith jun. Dec 1, 1830 and immediately commenced to preach the Gospel. Ordained a High Priest on Feb 22 1832. Ordained an Apostle in 1835 and held that position until he died in Salt Lake City, Oct 3, 1881.

Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Additional Notes

Called by revelation, Doctrine and Covenants, Section 52 on a special mission to Missouri, traveled and preached through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, together with his brother Parley P. Pratt. Journal History of June 7, 19, 1831.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1832 February–1833 February (Age 20) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Additional Notes

Labored with Lyman E. Johnson. Journal History Jan 23, Feb. 17 1833.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1833 March 26 (Age 21) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Additional Notes

Labored with Lyman E. Johnson. Journal History of Mar. 26, Sept 28, 1833.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1833 November–1834 February (Age 22) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Additional Notes

Visited the branches of the Church in Pennsylvania and New York. Journal History of Nov 27, 1833. Visited Brantford, CanadaRichard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University

Served in Northern States Mission

1834 January–1835 August (Age 22) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Additional Notes

Traveling from Missouri to Ohio, preached on the way. Journal History of Aug. 21, Oct. 13, 1834, Jan 2, 22, Feb 6, 12, 16, Mar 6, April 26, 1835.

Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio,
Additional Notes

Appointed to fill a short mission in Missouri, visiting the scattered Saints in Clay County and setting the small branches of the Church there in order. Journal History of July 19, 31, 1834.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1834 February 26 (Age 22) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

Labored in New York, together with Orson Hyde to raise volunteers for Zion's Camp. Journal History of Feb. 13, 24, 26, Mar. 17, 1834.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1835 April 3–September 25 (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Additional Notes

Traveled through Pennsylvania, New York, Canada, and the Eastern States preaching the Gospel and holding Conferences with his fellow Apostles. Journal History of May 4, 1835

Served in Eastern States Mission

1835 October 14 (Age 24) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Additional Notes

Journal History of Nov. 18, 1835

Served in Eastern States Mission

1836 March 5 (Age 24) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Additional Notes

Journal History of April 6, May 26, 1836 Richard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University

Served in German Mission

1837 (Age 25) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Additional Notes

Journal History of Oct 2, 1837, April 1838.

Served in Central States Mission

1839 April 18 (Age 27) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Quincy, Illinois
Additional Notes

Filled a short mission to Far West, Missouri to fulfill a revelation. Journal History of Apr 18, 21, 26, 1839.

Served in British Mission

1839 August–1841 April (Age 27) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Commerce, Illinois
Additional Notes

Filled a succesful mission to Great Britain after preaching in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and New York as he traveled through these States to the Atlantic coast. He introduced the Gospel in Edinburgh, Scotland. Journal History of Aug, 29, 1839.

Called as President to Eastern States Mission

1845 August –November (Age 33) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Additional Notes

Labored as president of the Eastern States Mission (Journal History of Oct. 31, Nov 8, 12 and Dec 11, 1845)

Called as President to British Mission

1848 May–1851 October (Age 36) See Missionaries
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Winter Quarters, Nebraska
Additional Notes

Returned to Salt Lake City, Utah. Journal History of Apr 22, May 11, Jul 20, 1848). Accompanied by wife, Sarah M Pratt, Celestia Larissa Pratt, and son Laron Pratt

Arrived in field

1848 July 26 (Age 36)

Departed from field

1851 January 30 (Age 39)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1852 September–1854 August (Age 40) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

Called on a special mission to Washington, D.C. to publish the "Seer". Journal History of August 28, 1852 LR 1140 2 Image 14 Apostle Orson Pratt arrived at Liverpool on May 29, 1853. Millennial Star Vol. 15, 11 June 1853 Arrival, May 29, of Elder Orson Pratt, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Called as President to British Mission

1856 July–1857 October (Age 44) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

Filled fourth mission to the British Isles as president of the Mission. Journal History of Feb 24, 1856 LR 1140 2 Image 47 Arrival at England: 13 July 1856 Departed: 14 October 1857

departed from home

1860 (Age 48)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1860 September–1861 September (Age 49) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
H C Kimball

Served in German Mission

1864 April–1867 August (Age 52) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Short-term
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
B Young

Served in Eastern States Mission

1869 April 18 (Age 57) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Geo A Smith

Served in British Mission

1877 June 17–September (Age 65) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
President B Young

Served in Eastern States Mission

1878 September 2–October 3 (Age 66) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
John Taylor

Served in European Mission

1878 December–1879 September (Age 67) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
John Taylor

Death

1881 October 3 (Age 70)

Served in Eastern States Mission

? - 1844 August 6 (Age 32) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
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