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    Orson Pratt Sr.

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: December 1830
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: New York
    • Notes: Ordained an Elder by Joseph Smith jun. Dec 1, 1830 and immediately commenced to preach the Gospel. Ordained a High Priest on Feb 22 1832. Ordained an Apostle in 1835 and held that position until he died in Salt Lake City, Oct 3, 1881.

    Northern States

    Northwestern States
    • Departed From Home: 1831
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
    • Notes: Called by revelation, Doctrine and Covenants, Section 52 on a special mission to Missouri, traveled and preached through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, together with his brother Parley P. Pratt. Journal History of June 7, 19, 1831.

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 1 February 1832
    • Arrived At Home: 17 February 1833
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
    • Notes: Labored with Lyman E. Johnson. Journal History Jan 23, Feb. 17 1833.

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 26 March 1833
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
    • Notes: Labored with Lyman E. Johnson. Journal History of Mar. 26, Sept 28, 1833.

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: November 1833
    • Arrived At Home: 13 February 1834
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
    • Notes: Visited the branches of the Church in Pennsylvania and New York. Journal History of Nov 27, 1833. Visited Brantford, CanadaRichard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 26 February 1834
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Notes: Labored in New York, together with Orson Hyde to raise volunteers for Zion's Camp. Journal History of Feb. 13, 24, 26, Mar. 17, 1834.

    Northern States

    Northwestern States
    • Departed From Home: 1834
    • Arrived At Home: 11 August 1835
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Priesthood: T
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
    • Notes: Traveling from Missouri to Ohio, preached on the way. Journal History of Aug. 21, Oct. 13, 1834, Jan 2, 22, Feb 6, 12, 16, Mar 6, April 26, 1835.

    Central States

    Southwestern States
    • Departed From Home: 1834
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio,
    • Notes: Appointed to fill a short mission in Missouri, visiting the scattered Saints in Clay County and setting the small branches of the Church there in order. Journal History of July 19, 31, 1834.

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 3 April 1835
    • Arrived At Home: 25 September 1835
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Notes: Traveled through Pennsylvania, New York, Canada, and the Eastern States preaching the Gospel and holding Conferences with his fellow Apostles. Journal History of May 4, 1835

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 14 October 1835
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
    • Notes: Journal History of Nov. 18, 1835

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 5 March 1836
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
    • Notes: Journal History of April 6, May 26, 1836 Richard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University

    German

    • Departed From Home: 1837
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Notes: Journal History of Oct 2, 1837, April 1838.

    Central States

    Southwestern States
    • Departed From Home: 18 April 1839
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Quincy, Illinois
    • Notes: Filled a short mission to Far West, Missouri to fulfill a revelation. Journal History of Apr 18, 21, 26, 1839.

    British

    • Departed From Home: 29 August 1839
    • Departed From Field: 21 April 1841
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Commerce, Illinois
    • Notes: Filled a succesful mission to Great Britain after preaching in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and New York as he traveled through these States to the Atlantic coast. He introduced the Gospel in Edinburgh, Scotland. Journal History of Aug, 29, 1839.

    British

    • Departed From Home: 11 May 1848
    • Arrived At Home: 4 October 1851
    • Arrived In Field: 26 July 1848
    • Departed From Field: 30 January 1851
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Winter Quarters, Nebraska
    • Notes: Returned to Salt Lake City, Utah. Journal History of Apr 22, May 11, Jul 20, 1848). Accompanied by wife, Sarah M Pratt, Celestia Larissa Pratt, and son Laron Pratt

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 16 September 1852
    • Arrived At Home: August 1854
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: Called on a special mission to Washington, D.C. to publish the "Seer". Journal History of August 28, 1852 LR 1140 2 Image 14 Apostle Orson Pratt arrived at Liverpool on May 29, 1853. Millennial Star Vol. 15, 11 June 1853 Arrival, May 29, of Elder Orson Pratt, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    British

    • Arrived In Field: 13 July 1856
    • Departed From Field: 14 October 1857
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Notes: Filled fourth mission to the British Isles as president of the Mission. Journal History of Feb 24, 1856 LR 1140 2 Image 47 Arrival at England: 13 July 1856 Departed: 14 October 1857

    Eastern States

    • Set Apart: 23 September 1860
    • End Date: September 1861
    • Departed From Home: 1860
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Priesthood: Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: H C Kimball

    German

    • Set Apart: 24 April 1864
    • End Date: 4 August 1867
    • Mission type: Short-term
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: B Young

    Eastern States

    • Set Apart: 18 April 1869
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Priesthood: 12 Apostles
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: Geo A Smith

    British

    • Set Apart: 17 June 1877
    • End Date: September 1877
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Priesthood: Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: President B Young

    Eastern States

    • Set Apart: 2 September 1878
    • End Date: 3 October 1878
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Priesthood: The Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: John Taylor

    European

    • Set Apart: 2 December 1878
    • End Date: 2 September 1879
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Priesthood: The Twelve Apostles
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: John Taylor

    Eastern States

    • Unknown–August 1844
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Eastern States
    • Arrived At Home: 6 August 1844
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

    Eastern States

    • Start Date: August 1845
    • Arrived At Home: November 1845
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Apostle
    • Quorum: Quorum Of The Twelve
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
    • Notes: Labored as president of the Eastern States Mission (Journal History of Oct. 31, Nov 8, 12 and Dec 11, 1845)

    Stories and Documents

    Orson Pratt autobiography and journals, 1833-1847, Church History Library.

    Journals include entries on his missionary efforts.

    British Mission history, 1841-1971, Church History Library.

    See the index above for entries on his service.

    The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, vol. 15, 11 June 1853.

    Millennial Star Vol. 15, 11 June 1853Arrival, May 29, of Elder Orson Pratt, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

    Journal History index, 1830-1972, Church History Library.

    See this index for multiple entries on his life and missions that are found in the Journal History of the Church.

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

    See the index for the dates where he is mentioned.

    Notes

    Ordained an Elder by Joseph Smith jun. Dec 1, 1830 and immediately commenced to preach the Gospel. Ordained a High Priest on Feb 22 1832. Ordained an Apostle in 1835 and held that position until he died in Salt Lake City, Oct 3, 1881.