Reynolds Cahoon

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Reynolds Cahoon
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Born (1790-04-30)April 30, 1790
Cambridge, New York, United States
Died April 29, 1861(1861-04-29) (aged 70)
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 (LDS Church). He was one of the inaugural members of the Council of Fifty, organized by Joseph Smith 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.

Cahoon traveled as a missionary to Jackson County, Missouri, with Samuel H. Smith in June 1831. Cahoon 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. 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.

Cahoon was a Mormon pioneer and emigrated to Utah Territory under the direction of Brigham Young.

Cahoon died at South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory.

Cahoon is mentioned in the LDS Church edition of the Doctrine and Covenants four times: D&C 52:30,[1] D&C 61:35,[2] D&C 75:32[3] and D&C 94:14.[4]