Avard, Sampson


23 Oct. 18001–15 Apr. 1869.2 Physician.3 Born at St. Peter, Isle of Guernsey, Channel Islands, Great Britain.4 Migrated to U.S., by 1830.5 Married Eliza, a native of Virginia.6 Located at Washington DC, 1830.7 Moved to Virginia, by 1831.8 Moved to Freedom, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, by 1835.9 A preacher for reformed Baptists (later Disciples of Christ or Campbellites).10 Baptized into LDS church and ordained an elder by Orson Pratt, 1835, at Freedom.11 Served mission near his home with Erastus Snow, 1836.12 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1836.13 Ordained a high priest, before Oct. 1837.14 Migrated to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, by 1838.15 Served on Far West high council.16 Prominent in Missouri Danite activities, 1838.17 Excommunicated, 17 Mar. 1839.18 Moved to Edwardsville, Madison Co., Illinois, by 1845.19 Died at Edwardsville.20