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Burgess, Harrison


3 Sept. 1814–10 Feb. 1883. Born in Putnam, Washington Co., New York. Son of William Burgess and Vilate Stockwell. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, July 1832. Served mission to Vermont with John S. Carter, spring 1833. Ordained a priest, 1833. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, fall 1833. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Ordained a seventy, 28 Feb.–1 Mar. 1835. Married Sophia Minerva Foster, 1 July 1835. Served mission to New York and Vermont, Apr.–Sept. 1836. Served mission to Ohio, winter 1837. Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, May 1837. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, Apr. 1840. Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), 1847. Appointed to serve mission to Great Britain, Apr. 1848. Returned to U.S., Mar. 1850. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, 1850. Appointed to city council of Salt Lake City, Jan. 1851. Moved to Parley’s Park (later Park City), Summit Co., Utah Territory, spring 1861. Appointed to serve colonizing mission to southern Utah Territory, 1862. Built sawmill in Pine Valley, Washington Co., Utah Territory, 1863. Died in Pine Valley.