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Yearsley, David D.


3 Mar. 1808–Oct. 1849. Merchant. Born in Thornbury Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Nathan Yearsley and Elizabeth Worrall. Married Mary Ann Hoopes, 4 Sept. 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by JS, 22 July 1841, in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois. Resident of West Whiteland Township, Chester Co., 1842. Issued church membership certificate, 23 Mar. 1843, in Chester Co. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 5 Sept. 1843. Ordained an elder, by 5 Sept. 1843. Merchant in JS’s red brick store in Nauvoo, and later operated a store on Mulholland Street in Nauvoo. Signed petition to U.S. Congress for wrongs committed against Latter-day Saints in Missouri, 28 Nov. 1843, at Nauvoo. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 26 Mar. 1844. Served mission with Edson Whipple to Pennsylvania to campaign for JS as candidate for U.S. president, May–Nov. 1844. Ordained a seventy, by 24 Dec. 1844. Member of Fourteenth Quorum of the Seventy, in Nauvoo. Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), Feb. 1846. Died in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.