Parley Parker Pratt

April 12, 1807–May 13, 1857

Born at Burlington, Otsego County, New York; son of Charity Dickinson and Jared Pratt. Married Thankful Halsey, 1827; participated in plural marriage. Baptized, 1830. Ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1835. Admitted to the Council of Fifty, 1844. Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1847. Served missions to Europe, South America, California, and the eastern United States. Murdered at Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. 1 (See Document 1.2, 4.28, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed Jan. 2015), Parley Parker Pratt. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Aug. 2018), Parley Parker Pratt KWNT-GX2.