Daniel Hanmer Wells

October 27, 1814–March 24, 1891

Born at Trenton, Oneida County, New York; son of Catherine Chapin and Daniel Wells. Married Eliza Rebecca Robison, 1837; participated in plural marriage. Lived at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois; baptized at Nauvoo, 1846. Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1848. Appointed to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and second counselor in the First Presidency, 1857. Presided over the European mission, 1864–1865, 1885–1887. Appointed counselor to the Quorum of the Twelve, 1877. Died at Salt Lake City. 1 (See Document 3.26)


  1. [1] “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (http://josephsmithpapers.org/reference, accessed Feb. 2015), Daniel Hanmer Wells. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 7, 2016), Daniel Hanmer Wells KWNR-6S1 .