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Cahoon, William Farrington


7 Nov. 1813–6 Apr. 1893. Shoemaker, carpenter, joiner. Born at Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. Son of Reynolds Cahoon and Thirza Stiles. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Parley P. Pratt, 16 Oct. 1830, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained a priest by Oliver Cowdery, 25 Oct. 1831, at Orange, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio. Served mission to Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, 1832–1833. Ordained an elder, 1833. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834. Ordained a seventy, 28 Feb. 1835. Married to Nancy Miranda Gibbs by JS, 17 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society. Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, spring 1838. Moved to Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess Co., Missouri, fall 1838. Located at Montrose, Lee Co., Iowa Territory, fall 1839. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, spring 1842. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, 1849. Served in presiding council of Second Quorum of the Seventy. Died at Salt Lake City.