8 Oct. 1789–21 Apr. 1855. Gristmill owner and operator, liquor distiller, farmer. Born in Allegany Co., Maryland. Son of Jacob Workman and Elizabeth Wycoff. Moved to Kentucky, 1808. Married Lydia Bilyeu, in Overton Co., Tennessee, Mar. 1809. Moved to Carlisle, Nicholas Co., Kentucky, 1814. Moved to Overton Co., 1827. Built gristmill and operated distillery. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints, 1839. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 7 June 1843. Appointed to serve mission to Shelby Co., Illinois, 5 July 1843. Ordained a seventy, after 22 Dec. 1844 and before 7 Jan. 1846, in Nauvoo. Moved to Mount Pisgah, Clarke Co., Iowa Territory, 1846. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, 1851. Ordained a high priest, 25 June 1853. Transcribed patriarchal blessings and family records for church for several years. Died in Salt Lake City.
History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]
History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]
Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 2, 10 March 1843–14 July 1843
Nauvoo City Council Minute Book, 3 February 1841–8
Nauvoo City Council Rough Minute Book, November
Petition from George W. Crouse and Others, 9 March
Receipt to John Workman, circa 21 April 1844