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Haws, Peter


17 Feb. 1796–1862. Farmer, miller, businessman. Born in Leeds Co., Johnstown District (later in Ontario), Upper Canada. Son of Edward Haws and Polly. Married Charlotte Harrington. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Served mission with Erastus Snow to Illinois, 1839. Moved to Illinois, ca. 1839. Alternate on high council at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1840–1844. Trustee of Nauvoo House Association. Ordained a high priest, 18 Dec. 1841, in Nauvoo. Member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge. Served mission with Amasa Lyman to raise funds for construction of Nauvoo temple and Nauvoo House, 1843. Served mission to Mississippi and Alabama, Sept.–Oct. 1843. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 11 Mar. 1844. Moved to what became Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa Territory, 1846. Visited Lyman Wight’s colony in Texas, 1848. Returned to Council Bluffs. Excommunicated, 1849, in Council Bluffs. Moved to area near Humboldt River in Lovelock Valley, Carson Co., Utah Territory (later in Nevada), by 1854. Moved to California, by 1855. Died in California.