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Winchester, Stephen


8 May 1795–1 Jan. 1873. Farmer. Born in Vershire, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Benjamin Winchester and Bethia Benjamins. Married Nancy Case, 31 July 1816, in Fort Edward, Washington Co., New York. Moved to Elk Creek, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, by 1820. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1833, in Erie Co. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Ordained a seventy, after 2 May 1835. Moved near Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1837. Moved to Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1840. Appointed to serve mission to Pennsylvania to campaign for JS as candidate for U.S. president, Apr. 1844. Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), 1846. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, 1849. Died in Salt Lake City.