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Amasa Mason Lyman

1813– 1877

Born in Lyman Township, New Hampshire; baptized in 1832; gathered with the Latter-day Saints in Kirtland, Ohio, and in Missouri; ordained an apostle while residing in Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1842; member of vanguard pioneer company that entered Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young in 1847; called on mission to California in 1849; in the gold fields the same time as GQC; led company of Latter-day Saints that settled San Bernardino, California, in 1851; returned to Utah in 1857; served mission to England, 1860–62; excommunicated in 1870 for teaching false doctrine; died in Fillmore, Utah. (See Jenson, BE, 1:96–99; Whitney, History of Utah, 4:39–42; Lyman, Amasa Mason Lyman; Hefner, “Amasa Mason Lyman”; Conquerors of the West, 3:1481–86; Ellsworth, History of Louisa Barnes Pratt, 228–29; Owens, Gold Rush Saints, 390; GQC journal, Sept. 24, 1850; Aug. 20, 1851; Feb. 3, Nov. 27, 1852; Mar. 20, May 26, Sept. 7, 1854.)