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Thayer, Ezra


14 Oct. 1791–6 Sept. 1862. Farmer, gardener, builder. Born in New York. Married Elizabeth Frank. Lived at Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, 1820. Lived at Farmington, Ontario Co., 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Parley P. Pratt and confirmed by JS, fall 1830, at Ontario Co. or Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York. Ordained a high priest by Lyman Wight, 4 June 1831, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Appointed to serve mission to Missouri, 6 June 1831. Attended organizational meeting of School of the Prophets, 22–23 Jan. 1833, in Kirtland. Commissioned to superintend land purchases in Kirtland, 1833. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Church membership suspended, 2 May 1835, at Kirtland. Apparently reinstated. Appointed member of high council at Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess Co., Missouri, 28 June 1838. Lived at Brighton, Monroe Co., New York, 1840. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 11 Apr. 1844. Served mission to Michigan, May–June 1844. Lived at Chili, Monroe Co., 1850. Affiliated briefly with James J. Strang at Voree, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, but soon returned to New York. Rebaptized into church, Sept. 1854, in New York. Lived at Jefferson, Cass Co., Michigan, 1860. Baptized into Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 11 Sept. 1860, at Galien, Berrien Co., Michigan. Died in Cass Co.