Jour. Hist. 10 Apr 1843 and 23 Sept 1843. Elders Stephen Markham and Truman Waite were called at a special conference on 10 Apr 1843 to go to Huron County, Ohio. 23 Sep 1843: Elder Stephen Markham returned to Nauvoo from Dixon
Jour. Hist. 15 April 1844 Stephen Markham and 33 others were called to serve in Illinois under the leadership of Elisha H. Groves and Morris Philps. These Elders were to present to the people "Gen. Smith's views of the powers and policy of the general government and preach the gospel."