Reynolds Cahoon was born 30 April 1790 in Cambridge, Washington County, New York, United States to William Cahoon (1765-1828) and Mehitable Hodges (1765-1809) and died 29 April 1861 South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Thirza Stiles (1789-1866) 10 December 1810 in Newport, Herkimer County, New York, United States. He married Lucina Roberts (1806-1861) 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Mary Hildrath (1806-1886) 16 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States.
Reynolds Cahoon was an early leader in Latter Day Saint movement and later, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was one of the inaugural members of the Council of Fifty, organized by Joseph Smith (1805-1844) in 1844.
Cahoon was born at Cambridge, New York. He later moved to Kirtland, Ohio. Here he was baptized into the Latter Day Saint church by Parley Parker Pratt (1807-1857) on October 12, 1830. On June 4, 1831, Cahoon was ordained a high priest by Joseph Smith.
Cahoon traveled as a missionary to Jackson County, Missouri, with Samuel Harrison Smith (1808-1844) in June 1831. Cahoon was put in charge of raising funds to finance Joseph Smith's translation of the Bible in October 1831 and was a member of the committee appointed to oversee the construction of the first Latter Day Saint temple at Kirtland.
On February 10, 1832, Cahoon was made a counselor to Bishop Newel K. Whitney. In Daviess County, Missouri, in 1838, Cahoon was a counselor to John Smith and later the same position in relation to Smith in Montrose, Iowa.
Cahoon was a Mormon pioneer and emigrated to Utah Territory under the direction of Brigham Young (1801-1877). Cahoon died at South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory.
Cahoon is mentioned in the LDS Church edition of the Doctrine and Covenants four times: D&C 52:30, D&C 61:35, D&C 75:32 and D&C 94:14.
Marriage and Family
- William Farrington Cahoon (1813-1893) - veteran of Zion's Camp (1834).
- Lerona Elizabeth Cahoon (1817-1840)
- Pulaski Stephen Cahoon (1820-1892)
- Daniel Stiles Cahoon (1822-1903)
- Andrew Cahoon (1824-1900)
- Julia Amina Cahoon (1830-1831)
- Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon (1834-1888) - named and blessed by the prophet Joseph Smith (1805-1844) for the Brother of Jared from the stories of the Book of Mormon.
|Offspring of Reynolds Cahoon and Thirza Stiles (1789-1866)|
|William Farrington Cahoon (1813-1893)||7 November 1813 Harpersfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States||6 April 1893 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States||Miranda Nancy Gibbs (1817-1867) Mary Wilson Dugdale (1814-1882) Elvina Marshall Jones (1824-1898) Miranda Nancy Gibbs (1817-1867) Mary Wilson Dugdale (1814-1882) Elvina Marshall Jones (1824-1898) Oleana Olsen (1833-1910)|
|Lerona Elizabeth Cahoon (1817-1840)|
|Pulaski Stephen Cahoon (1820-1892)|
|Daniel Stiles Cahoon (1822-1903)|
|Andrew Cahoon (1824-1900)|
|Julia Amina Cahoon (1830-1831)|
|Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon (1834-1888)||26 July 1834 Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, United States||24 January 1888 Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States||Sarah Romney (1836-1909)|
|Offspring of Reynolds Cahoon and Lucina Roberts (1806-1861)|
|Lucina Johnson Cahoon (1843-1850)|
|Rais Bell Casson Reynolds Cahoon (1845-1911)|
|Truman Carlos Cahoon (1850-1911)|
|#g1: Offspring of William Cahoon (1765-1828) and Mehitable Hodges (1765-1809)|
|Daniel Cahoon (1788-1789)|
|Reynolds Cahoon (1790-1861)||30 April 1790 Cambridge, Washington County, New York, United States||29 April 1861 South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States||Thirza Stiles (1789-1866) |
Lucina Roberts (1806-1861)
Mary Hildrath (1806-1886)
|Elizabeth Cahoon (1792-1838)|
|Mehetible Cahoon (1794-1811)|
|William Cahoon (1796-1811)|
|Elkana Cahoon (1800-)|
|Sally Cahoon (1805-1873)|
|Ebenezer Cahoon (1807-)|
|#g2: Offspring of William Cahoon (1765-1828) and Mary Smith (1774-1863)|
|Mary Cahoon (1810-1837)||11 July 1810 West Albany, Albany County, New York, United States||1838 Henry, Plymouth County, Iowa, United States||David Elliott (1799-1855)|
- Marrott, Robert L. "Reynolds Cahoon" in Garr, Arnold K., Donald Q. Cannon and Richard O. Cowan, ed. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2000) p. 164–165
- Reynolds Cahoon, Joseph Smith Papers Project website
- wikipedia:en:Reynolds Cahoon - Wikipedia
- Reynolds Cahoon - disambiguation
- Cahoon in Utah -