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Snow, Erastus


9 Nov. 1818–27 May 1888. Farmer, teacher, merchant, publisher, manufacturer. Born at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont. Son of Levi Snow and Lucina Streeter. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by William Snow, 3 Feb. 1833, at Charleston, Orleans Co., Vermont. Ordained a teacher by John F. Boynton, 28 June 1834. Ordained a priest by William Snow, 13 Nov. 1834. Served mission to Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire, 1834–1835. Ordained an elder by Luke S. Johnson, 16 Aug. 1835. Arrived at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, Dec. 1835. Ordained a seventy by Lyman Sherman, early 1836. Served mission to Pennsylvania, Apr.–Dec. 1836. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society. Served mission to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland, May–Dec. 1837. Located with Latter-day Saints in Missouri, July 1838. Married Artimesia Beman, 13 Dec. 1838. Located at Montrose, Lee Co., Iowa Territory; appointed to high council of Iowa stake, Lee Co., 1839. Served mission to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, 1840–1843. Member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge, 1844. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 11 Mar. 1844. Participated in plural marriage during JS’s lifetime. Appointed to serve mission to eastern U.S., Apr. 1844. Member of Brigham Young pioneer company to Salt Lake Valley, 1847. Served mission to eastern states, 1847–1848. Appointed counselor in Salt Lake City stake presidency, Oct. 1848. Ordained member of Quorum of the Twelve, 12 Feb. 1849. Established Scandinavian mission, 1850. Appointed to serve colonizing mission to Iron Co., Utah Territory, Oct. 1852. Published and edited St. Louis Luminary in Missouri, 1854. Founded St. George, Washington Co., Utah Territory, 1861. Died at Salt Lake City.


Circa 1852, photograph likely by Marsena Cannon (Church History Library, Salt Lake City).

Erastus Snow Circa 1852, photograph likely by Marsena Cannon (Church History Library, Salt Lake City).