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Gee, George Washington


13 Aug. 1815–20 Jan. 1842. Schoolteacher, farmer, clerk. Born in Ashtabula Co., Ohio. Son of Salmon Gee and Sarah (Sally) Watson Crane. Moved to Richfield, Ashtabula Co., by 1820; to Geauga Co., Ohio, 1828; and to Madison, Geauga Co., by 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 17 Feb. 1833, in Kirtland, Geauga Co. Moved to Kirtland, 1834. Married Mary Jane Smith, 5 Feb. 1837, in Kirtland. Moved to Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1838; to Fredricksburg, Ray Co., Missouri, 1838; and to Ambrosia, Lee Co., Iowa Territory, ca. 1839. Taught school in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, fall 1839. Ordained an elder, 5 Oct. 1839, in Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois. Served mission to Tennessee, Nov. 1839–Mar. 1840. Appointed church recorder, 9 Aug. 1841, in Zarahemla, Lee Co. Left to serve mission to Pittsburgh, fall 1841. Died in Pittsburgh.