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On May 1, 1823, Ivins married Elizabeth Lippencott Shinn.
Baptized into the Latter Day Saint church
While living in New Jersey in February 1840, Ivins was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In Spring 1841, Ivins moved to Nauvoo, Illinois to join the main gathering of church members
Nauvoo Expositor and the death of Joseph Smith
Ivins was excommunicated from the church on May 18, 1844, and subsequently became one of the publishers of the Nauvoo Expositor, a newspaper critical of Joseph Smith and other church leaders. After Smith ordered the newspaper's press destroyed, Smith was arrested and ultimately killed by a mob while awaiting trail.
- "Ivins, Charles - Details". Josephsmithpapers.org. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
- "Meeting of the Nauvoo City Council Concerning the Nauvoo Expositor". Law2.umkc.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
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