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Dana, Charles Root


8 Nov. 1802–7 Aug. 1868. Mason, Farmer. Born in Schenectady, Albany Co., New York. Son of Francis Dana and Huldah Root. Married Margaret Kennedy Lusk, ca. 1827, in Lowville, Lewis Co., New York. Moved to Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., New York, ca. 1829. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by James Blakeslee, 18 Apr. 1839. Ordained an elder by James Blakeslee, 1839, in Hammond. Served missions, 1839–1841. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1841. Preached in Pittsburgh, 1842. Crane operator during construction of Nauvoo temple. Plaintiff in malpractice lawsuit, 1843, at Nauvoo. Ordained a high priest, by 1845. Moved to Mount Pisgah, Clarke Co., Iowa Territory, ca. 1846. Served missions to eastern U.S. to raise funds to help poor Latter-day Saints move west, 1847, 1848–1849. Migrated to Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Territory, 1850. Served as Utah territorial legislator, 1852. Died in Ogden.