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Lytle, John


18 Aug. 1803–12 Oct. 1892. Blacksmith, policeman, farmer. Born in Turbot Township, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Andrew Lytle and Sarah Davidson. Moved to West Buffalo, Northumberland Co., by 1810. Moved to Ohio, ca. 1820. Married Christina Diana Wittner, 27 Feb. 1827, in Portage Co., Ohio. Moved to Middlebury, Knox Co., Ohio, by 1829; to Coventry Township, Portage Co., by 1830; and to Akron, Portage Co., by 1834. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 May 1836. Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1837. Ordained a priest, by 6 July 1838. Ordained a seventy, 5 Jan. 1839. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1841. Member of Nauvoo Legion. Appointed a president of Fifteenth Quorum of the Seventy, 1845, in Nauvoo. Tried for and acquitted of destruction of Nauvoo Expositor press, Oct. 1845. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley with Allen Taylor pioneer company, July 1849–Oct. 1849. Served as bishop of Salt Lake City Eleventh Ward, 1849–1856. Ordained a high priest, 1850. Appointed to serve colonizing mission to Carson Co., Utah Territory (later in Nevada), 6 Apr. 1856. Returned to Salt Lake City, 1857. Moved to St. George, Washington Co., Utah Territory, by Nov. 1861. Died in St. George.