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James, Samuel


18 Jan. 1806–after 1880. Farmer, salesman, storekeeper. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of William James and Elizabeth Gallaher. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ordained a high priest and appointed to high council in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 13 Jan. 1836. Received elder’s license, 30 Mar. 1836, at Kirtland. Married Maria Evans, 6 Jan. 1841, at Montrose, Lee Co., Iowa Territory. Moved to La Harpe, Hancock Co., Illinois, ca. spring 1841. Appointed to serve mission to England, 11 May 1843. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 19 Mar. 1844. Disfellowshipped, Sept. 1844. Followed Sidney Rigdon after death of JS. Appointed counselor in First Presidency of Rigdon’s Church of Christ. Rejected from Council of Fifty, 4 Feb. 1845. Returned to La Harpe, ca. Oct. 1849. Moved to Carroll Co., Missouri, between 1867 and 1870.