Albert Carrington 1866, photograph by studio of Charles R. Savage and George M. Ottinger (Church History Library, Salt Lake City).
8 Jan. 1813–19 Sept. 1889. Teacher, engineer, newspaper editor, lawyer, bookkeeper. Born in Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Daniel V. Carrington and Isabella Bowman. Graduated from Dartmouth College, in Hanover, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1833. Taught school and studied law for about three years in Pennsylvania. Moved to Wisconsin Territory, ca. 1836. Married Rhoda Maria Woods, 6 Dec. 1838, in Iowa Co., Wisconsin Territory. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by William O. Clark, 13 July 1841, in Wiota, Iowa Co. Received elder’s license, 11 Oct. 1841. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1844. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 4 Mar. 1845. Ordained a high priest, 23 Mar. 1845. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, 1847. Elected assessor and collector for provisional state of Deseret, 12 Mar. 1849. Helped survey Great Salt Lake, ca. 1849–1850. Editor of Deseret News, 1854–1859, 1863–1867. Served as secretary to Brigham Young for more than twenty years. Served as church historian, Apr. 1871–9 May 1874. Served as assistant counselor to Brigham Young, Apr. 1873–Aug. 1877. Presided over British mission, 1868–1870; presided over European mission, 1871–1873, 1875–1877, 1880–1882. Member of Quorum of the Twelve, 1870–1885. Excommunicated, 6 Nov. 1885; rebaptized, 1 Nov. 1887. Died in Salt Lake City.
- History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]
- Appendix 4: Council of Fifty, Roll, 22 April 1845–27 December 1846
- Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845
- Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 3, 6 May 1845–13 January 1846
- History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]
- License Record Book
- Ordinance, 14 December 1844–B
- “History of Joseph Smith”