Baptized by David Whitmer at Cayuga Lake, NY; soon afterwards ordained an Elder; ord. a HP 3 Jun 1831 by Lyman Wight. Chosen an Apostle in 1835; (Bio.Ency.Vol.1:74.)
D&C 52:3,7,22-33 at Kirtland, Ohio.
LDSBE: He preached the way with Selah J. Griffin. He returned to Kirtland in the beginning of 1832 with Cyrus Daniels.
D&C 75:31 at Amherst, Ohio
He labored and preached around Kirtland. Ezra Thayre accompanied him on a mission to New York.
27 Jan 1835: Preached in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio also 29 Apr 1835
Middle name added: "Baldwin". He "traveled through Pennsylvania, New York, Canada, the Eastern States, preaching and holding Conferences with his fellow-Apostles."
He "filled a special mission to Tennessee to collect means for the Church and to attend Conference."
27 Jul: He "performed a short mission to Canada in company with Joseph Smith Jun. and Sidney Rigdon." See also Aug 1837.