Richard Ballantyne

1817– 1898

Born in Whitridgebog, Roxburgshire, Scotland; baptized in 1842; immigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843; arrived at Salt Lake City in September 1848; obtained property one block south of GQC’s in Fourteenth Ward; established first Sunday School among Latter-day Saints in Utah in 1849; served mission to India, 1852–55; moved to Weber County, Utah, in 1860; died in Ogden, Utah. (See Jenson, BE, 1:703–6; Sonne, Knight of the Kingdom; Tullidge, Tullidge’s Histories, 2:85–89; Britsch, Nothing More Heroic, 303; Whittaker, “Richard Ballantyne and the Defense of Mormonism,” in Cannon and Whittaker, Supporting Saints, 175–212; GQC journal, July 11, 1851.)