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John Lowe Butler

April 8, 1808–April 10, 1860

1 Born in Warren County, Kentucky; son of Charity Lowe and James Butler. Married Caroline Farzine Skeen, 1831; participated in plural marriage. Baptized, 1835. Moved to Clay, Caldwell, and Daviess Counties, Missouri. Moved near Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, by 1839; ordained a seventy at Quincy, 1839. Served a mission to Illinois, 1839. Served two missions among the Sioux Indians, 1840–1841. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, 1840. Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1852. Settled at Palmyra Fort (later Spanish Fork), Utah County, Utah Territory. Appointed bishop of the Spanish Fork Ward, 1856; served until his death. Died at Spanish Fork. (See Document 2.5)


  1. [1] See The Joseph Smith Papers, “People of the Time,” database, People of the Time (, accessed Apr. 2014), John Lowe Butler. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Dec. 29, 2015), John Lowe Butler 1, KWJC-HXZ .