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Corrill, John


17 Sept. 1794–26 Sept. 1842. Surveyor, politician, author. Born at Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Married Margaret Lyndiff, ca. 1830. Lived at Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10 Jan. 1831, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained an elder, Jan. 1831, at Kirtland. Served mission to New London, Huron Co., Ohio, 1831. Ordained a high priest by Lyman Wight, 4 June 1831, at Kirtland. Appointed second counselor to Bishop Edward Partridge. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri. Presided over group of church members in Independence, Jackson Co., 1831–1833. Appointed one of ten high priests to watch over the ten Missouri branches, 11 Sept. 1833. In Nov. 1833, expelled from Jackson Co. and located at Clay Co., Missouri, where he continued as counselor to Bishop Partridge. Returned to Kirtland and labored on temple, 1834–1836. Returned to Missouri and became a founder of Far West, Missouri, after Mar. 1836. Appointed “Keeper of the Lord’s store House,” at Far West, 22 May 1837. Released as counselor to Bishop Partridge, Aug. 1837. Elected state representative from Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1838. With Elias Higbee, appointed a church historian, 6 Apr. 1838. Testified for prosecution at JS’s hearing in Richmond, Ray Co., Missouri, Nov. 1838. Moved to Illinois, 1839. Excommunicated, 17 Mar. 1839, at Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois. Published A Brief History of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, (Commonly Called Mormons), 1839. Died in Adams Co.