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Thomas Callister

1821– 1880

Born on Isle of Man; baptized in 1841; immigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1842; reached Salt Lake Valley in 1847; called as bishop of Seventeenth Ward in 1855; served as major in Nauvoo Legion during Utah War; called to Millard County in 1861; served as bishop, stake president, and patriarch; elected to several terms in Utah territorial legislature; died in Fillmore, Utah. (See Jenson, BE, 1:527–28; Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men, 792; “Isles of Man—Wight—Jersey,” in Carter, Our Pioneer Heritage, 16:504–6; “Obituary,” Deseret News, Dec. 22, 1880; GQC journal, Nov. 13, 1852.)