April 30, 1790|
Cambridge, New York, United States
|Died||April 29, 1861
South Cottonwood, Utah Territory, United States
Reynolds Cahoon (April 30, 1790 – April 29, 1861) was an early leader in Latter Day Saint movement and later, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was one of the inaugural members of the Council of Fifty, organized by Joseph Smith, Jr. 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 P. Pratt on October 12, 1830. On June 4, 1831, Cahoon was ordained a high priest by Joseph Smith, Jr. and appointed a counselor to Bishop Newell K. Whitney at Kirtland on February 10, 1832.
Cahoon traveled as a missionary to Jackson County, Missouri with Samuel Harrison Smith in June 1831. He 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. He also served with Hyrum Smith as a member of the Kirtland Temple committee. 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.
- 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