Sidney Rigdon

Birth Date
1793 February 19
Death Date
1876 July 14
Gender
Male
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CR 100 160 gives birth, place, parents, baptism, priesthood, missions, death. Counselor to Joseph Smith 1833-1844 Died in or near Pittsburg, PA (Bio. Ency. vol 1:31) Alternate mother's name - Agnes (Family Search)

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Born in St. Clair, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

1793 February 19
Mother
Nancy Gallagher
Father
William Rigdon

Served in Eastern States Mission

1830 October–1831 February (Age 37) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Mentor, Geauga, Ohio
Additional Notes

He preached in Ohio and New York; bio notes that he was baptized Nov 14th and immediately commenced to preach the gospel. There is a notation about Sidney Rigdon and Edward Partridge starting for the State of New York to visit the Prophet on the 15th.

Baptized by Oliver Cowdery

1830 November 14 (Age 37)

arrived in field

1830 November 14 (Age 37)

Served in Northern States Mission

1831 March (Age 38) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Mentor, Ohio
Additional Notes

Sidney Rigdon, being directed by revelation to do so (Doctrine and Covenants Sec 46) visited the Quakers near Cleveland, Ohio, offering them the Gospel as restored anew, but the Quakers rejected him and his companions. (Jour. Hist. Mar 8, 1831)

Served in Central States Mission

1831 June 19–August (Age 38) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Mentor, Ohio
Additional Notes

Sidney Rigdon, called by revelation (Doctrine and Covenants Sec. 52) on a mission to Missouri, travel with the Prophet Joseph Smith and others to that State and assisted in founding the colony of the Saints in Jackson county, Missouri, and then returned to Kirtland, Ohio. (Jour. Hist. June 7, 9, 1831)

Served in Central States Mission

1832 April 1–May 26 (Age 39) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Chardon, Ohio
Additional Notes

Accompanied the Prophet Joseph Smith Jun. on his visit to Missouri and rendered the Prophet considerable aid in making the organization of the Church in Missouri more perfect. (Jour. Hist. Apr 1, 1832)

Served in Eastern States Mission

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

Labored in Ohio and raised up a Church in Medina county, OH. (Jour. Hist Apr 21, May 1, 1833)

arrived at home

1833 May 1 (Age 40)

Served in Canadian Mission

1833 October–1834 November (Age 40) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio
Additional Notes

Filled a special mission to Canada, with Joseph Smith and Freeman Nickerson (Jour. Hist. Oct 5, 1833)

Served in Northern States Mission

1834 February (Age 40) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

Called to take a special mission to Strongville, OH (Jour. Hist. Feb 15, 16, 20, 1834)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1834 March (Age 41) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Additional Notes

Traveled and preached in New York to get volunteers for Zions Camp (Jour. Hist. Mar 16, 17, 1834, 15 &16 Feb 16 & 17 Mar 1834.) 

Served in Eastern States Mission

1836 July 25 (Age 43) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio
Additional Notes

Accompanied Joseph Smith on his mission to the Eastern States. (Jour. Hist. July 25, 1836) Kirtland certificates: Ordained Elder 21 Mar 1836

Served in Canadian Mission

1837 July (Age 44) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio
Additional Notes

Filled a short mission to Canada, together with Joseph Smith Jun. (Jour. Hist. July 27, Aug. 1837)

Served in Central States Mission

1837 September (Age 44) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio
Additional Notes

Accompanied Joseph Smith Jun. to Missouri. (Jour. Hist. Nov, 1837)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1839 October 29 (Age 46) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Commerce, IL
Additional Notes

Accompanied Joseph Smith on special mission to Washington, D.C. and preached in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (Jour. Hist. Oct 29, Dec 30, 1839)

Death

1876 July 14 (Age 83)
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Sidney Rigdon (1793 - 1876) Profile

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