Horace S. Eldredge

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Horace S. Eldredge
Photograph of Horace S. Eldredge
First Seven Presidents of the Seventy
October 7, 1854 (1854-10-07) – September 6, 1888 (1888-09-06)
Called by Brigham Young
Personal details
Born Horace Sunderlin Eldredge
(1816-02-06)February 6, 1816
Brutus, New York, United States
Died September 6, 1888(1888-09-06) (aged 72)
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States

Horace Sunderlin Eldredge (February 6, 1816 – September 6, 1888) was an early Mormon leader and member of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Eldredge was born in Brutus, New York. In the summer of 1836 he was baptized and then married Betsey Ann Chase in the summer of 1837 in Buffalo, New York. Weeks after purchasing a farm in Far West, Missouri, he was expelled along with the rest of the Mormons by Missouri Executive Order 44.[1]

In Utah Territory, Eldredge was appointed marshal of the Territory, assessor and collector of taxes and a brigadier-general of the militia. On October 7, 1854, he was appointed one of the Presidents of the Seventy, a position he held until his death. In 1856 and 1862 he served in the Utah Territorial Legislature. He was superintendent of ZCMI for several years before his death. Eldredge practiced plural marriage and fathered 28 children. He died in Salt Lake City of lung trouble.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Horace S. (Sunderlin) Eldredge". Grampa Bill. Retrieved 2008-04-06.