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Jedediah Morgan Grant

1816– 1856

Born in Windsor, New York; baptized in 1833; known as powerful speaker; served seven missions between 1835 and 1845, including a three-year mission to southern U.S.; arrived in Salt Lake Valley in 1847; elected Salt Lake City’s first mayor in 1851; that same year sent on mission to gather Latter-day Saints still living along Missouri River in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and surrounding areas; ordained an apostle and sustained as second counselor to Brigham Young in the First Presidency in April 1854; died in Salt Lake City following brief illness. (See Jenson, BE, 1:56–62; Whitney, History of Utah, 4:94–98; Sessions, Mormon Thunder; Judd, Jedediah M. Grant; GQC journal, July 18, 1852; July 22, 1854.)