Missionary Database

    Appleton Milo Harmon

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 10 October 1842
    • Arrived At Home: 10 October 1843
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood: Elder
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Illinois
    • Notes: Called in conference in 1842 with Joseph Mecham


    • Departed From Home: 19 April 1850
    • Departed From Field: 23 January 1853
    • Arrived In Field: 14 September 1850
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Deseret, United States
    • Notes: Called at General Conf. on 6 Apr, 1850. Left on 19 Apr, 1850 with Isaac C. Haight, Claudius V. Spencer, Moses Clawson, Jesse W. Crosby, Robert Campbell, John O. Angus William Burton and James W. Works. Married Elmeda Stringham on 1 Jan. 1846 in Nauvoo.

    Stories and Documents

    Temple Records Index Bureau, comp., Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 977.343/N1 K29c, p. 17, Family History Library.

    Verifies name, birth information, ordinances

    The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 12:298, 14:171.

    Appleton M. Harmon labored in the Newcastle Conference, England

    Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 4:706.

    Harmon, Appleton Miloone of the original pioneers of Utah, was born May 29, 1820, at Conneaut, Pa. Being a mechanic, he constructed the famous roadometer invented by William Clayton and used by the pioneer company to measure distances on the road. He married Elmeda Stringham in Nauvoo, Ill., was a member of the 11th Quorum of Seventy and, after establishing his family in Great Salt Lake Valley in 1848, he filled a mission to England in 1850-1853. He assisted to erect sawmills in Salt Lake, Millard and Washington counties, Utah, and as a contracter he built a furniture factory at Toquerville and a woolen mill at Washington, and also assisted in setting up the machinery in all of these undertakings. He made his home at Holden, Millard Co., Utah, where he died Feb. 27, 1877, survived by several married sons and daughters."

    Nauvoo Restoration Inc., comp., Nauvoo Seventies list, vol. 2, G-O, 181, Church History Library.

    birth date, place, fatherAlternate birth place: Tennessee.Residence: Utah Biography: Appleton M. Harmon, the son of Jesse P. Harmon, who is the son of Martin Harmon, who was the son of Nehemiah Harmon, was born on the 29th day of May in the year of our Lord 1820, in Conneaut Township, Erie County, state of Pennsylvania. He first heard the gospel preached by Orson Hyde, one of the twelve, in 1833 who baptized his mother the 29th day of May. He moved with his father's folks to Kirtland, Ohio in the fall of 1837 where his father's sister and brother were baptized. He moved to Springfield, Illinois in the fall of 1838 and from there to Nauvoo, Illinois with his father's folks in October 1840. He was baptized April 11th, 1841 by William Smith, one of the twelve. And was ordained an Elder by Willard Richards April 8th, 1842. He started on a mission to the state of New York, October 10th. Was absent one year, during which time, he with his fellow laborer, (Joseph Mecham) baptized 52 and gathered upwards of 40 to Nauvoo where


    Andrew Jenson pdf-0435 -Came to Utah in 1847 -Alt death date: Feb. 26, 1877 in Holden, Utah