Transcript for Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Jenson, Andrew, 1:200

One of First Seven Presidents of Seventies, 1882Was at Haun's Mill as a child, 1838Was at Nauvoo 1839 to June 1846Baptized 1848 at Cartersville, Iowa by Ezekiel LeeArrived in Great Salt Lake Sep. 29, 1850In 1854 sent by Brigham Young to help settle Cache Vallley under the leadership of Elder Bryant Stringham.Ordained a Seventy, Feb. 18, 1857 by Edmund Ellsworth and served a mission in Europe, laboring in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire until he was called home, spring 1857.1862 he received a call by Brigham, under the direction of President Lincoln to serve in the U. S.  Army to protect the mail routes and telegraph lines. Discharged 1863 and in March called to help during the Blackhawk War.1870 was called to serve a mission with his father to Great Britain, serving in England, Scotland and in New York and Canada.October 14, 1882 was called by President John Taylor to be one of the First Presidents of Seventies and in 1893 became the Senior President.Studied medicine and received his surgical and medical degree from the University Medical College of New York March 1874 and practiced in Salt Lake until 1893, being Brigham Young's physician and medical adviser until Brigham's death.As part of his duties as a President of the Seventies he visited most of the Stakes of Zion, instructing and preaching.  He served on the Deseret Sunday School Union Board