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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,[1] D&C 61:35,[2] D&C 75:32[3] and D&C 94:14.[4]


Marriage and Family

  1. William Farrington Cahoon (1813-1893) - veteran of Zion's Camp (1834).
  2. Lerona Elizabeth Cahoon (1817-1840)
  3. Pulaski Stephen Cahoon (1820-1892)
  4. Daniel Stiles Cahoon (1822-1903)
  5. Andrew Cahoon (1824-1900)
  6. Julia Amina Cahoon (1830-1831)
  7. 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.




Children



Offspring of Reynolds Cahoon and Thirza Stiles (1789-1866)
Name Birth Death Joined with
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)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lucina Johnson Cahoon (1843-1850)
Rais Bell Casson Reynolds Cahoon (1845-1911)
Truman Carlos Cahoon (1850-1911)










Siblings

#g1: Offspring of William Cahoon (1765-1828) and Mehitable Hodges (1765-1809)
Name Birth Death Joined with
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)
Name Birth Death Joined with
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)



References

  • 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 -

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