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William Dresser Huntington

1818– 1887

Son-in-law of Hiram Clark; born in Watertown, New York; baptized in 1836; helped bury bodies of Joseph and Hyrum Smith following June 1844 martyrdom; immigrated to Utah in 1849; called to California along with Hiram Clark in 1850 to assist Elders Amasa Lyman and Charles C. Rich; lived near Sacramento in autumn 1850; returned to Utah in 1851; became an original settler of Springville, Utah, where he died. (See Johnson, Brief History of Springville, 119; Davies, Mormon Gold, 403; “Members of the Quorum When Organized and Up to the Year 1852,” and William D. Huntington, autobiography, in Seventies Quorum records, Second Quorum; GQC journal, Oct. 22, 25, Nov. 5, 1850.)