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Dort, David


6 Jan. 1793–10 Mar. 1841. Farmer, miller. Born at Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of John Dort and Elishaba Briggs. Married first JS’s cousin Mary (Polly) Mack, 2 June 1813, at Gilsum. After Mary’s death, married her sister Fanny Mack. Moved to Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan Territory. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1831. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Member of high council in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1837. In 1838, moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, where he served on high council. Located at Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, following exodus from Missouri, 1839, and became member of high council there, 5 Oct. 1839. Died at Nauvoo.