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Granger, Oliver


7 Feb. 1794–23/25 Aug. 1841. Sheriff, church agent. Born at Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Son of Pierce Granger and Clarissa Trumble. Married Lydia Dibble, 8 Sept. 1813, at Phelps. Member of Methodist church and licensed exhorter. Sheriff of Ontario Co. and colonel in militia. Partially blind from 1827 onward. Lived at Phelps, 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ordained an elder by Brigham and Joseph Young, ca. 1832–1833, at Sodus, Wayne Co., New York. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Served mission to eastern U.S. with Samuel Newcomb. Ordained a high priest, 29 Apr. 1836, at Kirtland. Served mission to New York with John P. Greene, spring 1836. Appointed to Kirtland high council, 8 Oct. 1837. Appointed to settle JS’s business affairs in Kirtland, 1838. Left Kirtland for Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, June 1838, possibly to confer regarding JS’s Kirtland business affairs. Directed in July 1838 revelation to move to Far West. Returned to Kirtland to settle JS’s affairs. Acted as agent in securing lands in Lee Co., Iowa Territory, May 1839. Appointed to preside over church in Kirtland, 4 May 1839. Died at Kirtland.