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Fordham, Elijah


12 Apr. 1798–9 Sept. 1879. Carpenter. Born at New York City. Son of George Fordham and Mary Baker. Married first Jane Ann Fisher, 23 Nov. 1822. Married second Bethiah Fisher, 12 Apr. 1830. Lived at Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan Territory, 1831–1833. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by May 1834. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Ordained an elder, 2 Jan. 1836, in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained a seventy, by Apr. 1836. Ordained a high priest, by 22 Jan. 1837. Returned to New York City, by June 1837. Married third Anna Bibbins Chaffee, 3 Oct. 1838, in Ashford, Windham Co., Connecticut. Moved to Montrose, Lee Co., Iowa Territory, by 22 July 1839. Appointed to Iowa stake high council, 5 Oct. 1839. Member of Nauvoo Legion. Migrated to Utah Territory, 1850. Died at Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah Territory.