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Lafayette Granger

1825– 1894

Brother of Sarah Granger Kimball; born in Phelps, New York; immigrated to Utah in 1847; traveled to California in 1849 with Howard Egan’s company; in gold fields in 1850 when GQC left for Hawai‘i; elected probate judge of Green River County, Utah, and granted a ferry franchise, 1863; died in Scofield, Utah. (See Davies, Mormon Gold, 402; Journal History, June 21, 1847; “Legislative Proceedings,” Deseret News, Jan. 14, 1863; “The Joint Session Election,” Deseret News, Jan. 21, 1863; “Deaths,” Deseret Evening News, Aug. 28, 1894; GQC journal, Oct. 20, 1850.)