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Alternate Names
Sagers, Harrison

Sagers, William Henry Harrison

Biography

3 May 1814/1815–19 June 1886. Painter, farmer. Born in LeRoy, Genessee Co., New York. Son of John Sagers and Amy Sweet. Moved to Elk Creek Township, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 27 Jan. 1833. Served mission to eastern U.S., Apr.–June 1833. Appointed to serve mission to eastern U.S., Feb. 1834. Participated in Camp of Israel expedition, 1834. Ordained an elder, 10 Nov. 1837, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Ordained a member of First Quorum of the Seventy, 6 Feb. 1838, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained a high priest, by 28 June 1838. Appointed member of high council at Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess Co., Missouri, 28 June 1838. Appointed to serve mission to eastern states, Sept. 1838, to raise funds and recruit men to aid in purchasing property of church members who wanted to leave Daviess Co. Served mission to eastern states, 1839. Moved to Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1840. Served mission to New Orleans, 28 Mar.–May 1841. Appointed to serve mission to Jamaica, 1841. Member of Nauvoo Third Ward, 1842. Married Olive Amanda Wheaton, 22 Jan. 1846, in Nauvoo. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley, 13 Oct. 1850. Moved to what became Tooele, Tooele Co., Utah Territory, fall 1850. Died in Blackfoot, Bingham Co., Idaho Territory.

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