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Workman, John


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.