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Burket, George


18 Oct. 1788–15 Mar. 1871. Store owner/keeper, carpenter. Born in Bedford, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania. Son of George Burket Sr. and Catharine Swovelin. Married first Sarah Smith, 1810. Purchased home in Winchester, Randolph Co., Indiana, 1821; extended house to include store, which he operated for several years. Resided at White River, Randolph Co., 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1831, in Randolph Co. Attended church conferences held 29 Nov.–1 Dec. and 6–7 Dec. 1831, in Randolph Co. Ordained an elder, by 1832. Elder’s license revoked, 1832 and 1833. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri, 1832. Moved to Clay Co., Missouri, Nov. 1833. Members of Camp of Israel camped in his field outside Liberty, Clay Co., 25 June 1834. Reordained an elder, 5 Nov. 1834, in Clay Co. Received into high priests quorum in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 14 Apr. 1836. Served mission to Illinois, 1836. Moved to Illinois, 1839. Resided in Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1840; likely resided in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., by 1841. Wife died, ca. 1846. Left Nauvoo, 1846. Married second Elizabeth Evans, 1846. Moved to Kanesville (later Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, by spring 1848. Moved to West Jordan, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, 1852; to Bingham’s Fort in Weber Co., Utah Territory, fall 1855; and to Ogden Valley, Weber Co., 1862. Died at Eden, Weber Co.