Elias Hicks Blackburn

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Elias Hicks Blackburn (September 17, 1827 – April 6, 1908[1]) was the first Latter-day Saint bishop of Provo and later served as a member of the Utah Territorial Legislature.

Blackburn was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He became bishop of Provo when a ward was organized there in 1851. In 1859 he served a mission to Great Britain. In 1863 he was sent by Church leaders to Beaver County, Utah to serve as Sunday School superintendent. In 1879 he moved to Wayne County, Utah where he was again made bishop in 1880. In 1882 he was elected to represent Piute and Beaver Counties in the territorial legislature.



  1. ^ "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868". FamilySearch. Retrieved 9 April 2017.