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Joseph A.


1 Born in Utah Territory. 2 Baptized at Thistle Creek, Sanpete County, Utah Territory, August 1879. 3 In 1882, accompanied John Spencer and Mormon V. Selman to Strawberry, Duchesne County, Utah Territory, to meet with a group of Uncompahgre Indians waiting to be baptized. 4 Donated to a fund to cover expenses for U.S. Supreme Court case Cannon v. United States, 1885. 5 Ordained an elder in the Indianola Ward, North Sanpete Stake, in Indianola, Sanpete County. 6 Attended Sunday school in the Indianola Ward, 1894. Relocated from Indianola to the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, 1896. 7 (See Document 4.7)


  1. [1] 1880 U.S. census, Thistle Precinct, Sanpete Co., Utah Territory, p. 23, Joseph A.; digital image, (, accessed Apr. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1338.
  2. [2] Ibid.
  3. [3] Indianola Ward, North Sanpete Stake, Record of Members collection, reel 3121, p. 15, CHL.
  4. [4] Ibid., p. 21.
  5. [5] Indianola Ward, Record of Members, p. 150. Angus M. Cannon, president of the Salt Lake Stake, was appealing his conviction, under the Edmunds Act, of unlawful cohabitation with his plural wives. Cannon v. United States, 116 U.S. 55 (1885).
  6. [6] Ibid., p. 101.
  7. [7] Indianola Ward, Record of Members, p. 101.