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Draper, William, Jr.


24 Apr. 1807–28 May 1886. Farmer, shoemaker, merchant. Born at Richmond Township, Frontenac Co., Midland District (later in Greater Napanee, Lennox and Addington Co., Ontario), Upper Canada. Son of William Draper Sr. and Lydia Lathrop. Married Elizabeth Staker, 1825, in Kingston, Frontenac Co. Moved to Loughborough Township, Frontenac Co. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 20 Mar. 1833, in Loughborough Township. Ordained a priest by Brigham Young, June 1833, in Loughborough Township. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, Sept. 1834. Served missions to Canada, 1835, 1836. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society. Began serving mission to Morgan Co., Illinois, 16 Apr. 1838. Moved to Huntsville, Randolph Co., Missouri, June 1838. Moved to Caldwell Co., Missouri, Aug. 1838. Ordained a high priest by Don Carlos Smith, 1838. Moved to Pike Co., Illinois, Mar. 1839. Moved to Green Plains (later in Warsaw), Hancock Co., Illinois, spring 1843. Moved back to Pike Co., Oct. 1845. Appointed bishop at Council Point (later Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie Co., Iowa Territory, July 1846. Migrated to Salt Lake City, 1849. Moved to Millcreek and South Willow Creek (later Draper), Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, 1850. Moved to Spanish Fork, 1858. Moved to Sanpete Co., Utah Territory, early 1865. Died at Freedom, Sanpete Co.