Elisha H. Groves

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Elisha Hurd Groves (November 5, 1797 – December 29, 1867[1]), at times misidentified as Elisha B. Groves, was a 19th-century mid-level leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and a member of the first Utah Territorial Legislature.

Groves joined the LDS Church in the early 1830s and was involved in missionary work in Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri. He served as a missionary with Morris Phelps in Calhoun County, Illinois in 1834, where they baptized 16 people.[2] In 1840 he was one of the earliest LDS missionaries to serve in Wisconsin Territory.

In Utah Territory, Groves not only served in the territorial legislature but also as the patriarch of the stake in Iron County, Utah.

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  1. ^ "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868". FamilySearch. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Marlene C. Kettley, Arnold K. Garr and Craig K. Manscill, Mormon Thoroughfare: A History of the Church in Illinois, 1830-1839 (Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2006), p. 39

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