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Badlam, Alexander, Sr.


28 Nov. 1808–30 Nov./1 Dec. 1894. Coachmaker, realtor, inventor, author. Born at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts. Son of Ezra Badlam and Mary Lovis. Married Mary Ann Brannan, ca. 1833, near Saco, York Co., Maine. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Appointed member of First Quorum of the Seventy, 28 Feb. 1835. Ordained an elder and a seventy, 1 Mar. 1835. Lived at Daviess Co. and Caldwell Co., Missouri. Member of Missouri high council, Aug. 1835. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society. Fled Missouri to Illinois, 1839. Resided in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1842. Likely lived in Galena, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, by Feb. 1844. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 11 Mar. 1844; rejected from council, 4 Feb. 1845. Presided over Boston branch of church, ca. 1847–1848. Sailed for California from Boston, 1849. Lived at Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California. Returned to Massachusetts and migrated with his family to Utah Territory, 1850. Left Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ca. 1855. Moved to Sacramento, by 1860. Moved to Hot Springs Township (area of present-day Calistoga and St. Helena), Napa Co., California, by 1870. Moved to San Francisco, by 1880. Died at San Francisco.


Circa 1860 (courtesy California State Library, Sacramento).

Alexander Badlam Circa 1860 (courtesy California State Library, Sacramento).