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    Benjamin Franklin Grouard

    Tahitian

    Society Islands
    • Set Apart: 23 May 1843
    • Departed From Home: 1 June 1843
    • End Date: 28 March 1847
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with companion: Addison Pratt Noah Rogers
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Illinois
    • Set apart by: Orson Hyde

    Tahitian

    Society Islands
    • Start Date: 28 March 1847
    • End Date: 7 July 1850
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Called From: Tahitian Mission
    • Notes: He oversaw the mission after the departure of Addison Pratt.

    Tahitian

    Society Islands
    • Start Date: 7 July 1850
    • Arrived At Home: 19 December 1852
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Called From: Tahitian Mission
    • Notes: He returned operation of the mission over to Addison Pratt when Pratt returned to the islands.

    Stories and Documents

    Benjamin F. Grouard journal, 1843 June-1846 September, Church History Library.

    Account of his activities as one of the first missionaries sent to the Society Islands.

    French-Polynesian Mission history, 1843-1978, Church History Library.

    See the index in volume 2 part 1 for entries on his service.

    Journal history of the Church, 1896-2001, Church History Library.

    Entry for 11 May 1843 mentions his call to the Pacific Isles.

    Journal history of the Church, 1896-2001, Church History Library.

    Entry for 23 May 1843 mentions his ordination as a Seventy and blessing for his mission.

    Journal history of the Church, 1896-2001, Church History Library.

    Entry for 1 June 1843 states that he left Nauvoo for his mission.

    Journal history of the Church, 1896-2001, Church History Library.

    Entry for 19 December 1852 mentions arriving in the Salt Lake Valley returning from his mission.

    "Benjamin Franklin Grouard," Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel.

    He traveled in the Amasa M. Lyman/Charles C. Rich Company in as he returned from his mission in 1852.