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Ripley, Alanson


8 Jan. 1798–before 1860. Surveyor, lawyer. Born at New York. Son of Asa Ripley and Polly Deforest. Married Sarah Finkle. Resided in Massachusetts, 1827. Member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ohio. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Landholder in Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1837. Ordained a seventy, 7 July 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co. Surveyed Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess Co., Missouri. One of the committee for removing the poor from Missouri in 1839. Bishop in Lee Co., Iowa Territory, 1839–1841. Appointed city surveyor in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1841. Appointed sergeant major in Nauvoo Legion, 3 June 1842. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, by June 1850.