Wilson Law

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Wilson Law (26 February 1806 – 15 October 1876) was an early Latter Day Saint. He was born in Ireland and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1820. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the late 1830s. His younger brother, William Law, had joined the church a few years earlier.

Nauvoo Expositor and Death of Joseph Smith[edit]

In 1844, Wilson Law supported his brother in criticizing church founder Joseph Smith and was excommunicated on 18 April 1844. With William, he subsequently became a publisher of the Nauvoo Expositor, a paper critical of Smith. The Nauvoo City Council ordered the press destroyed, ultimately resulting in Joseph Smith's arrest and death.[1]

Later life[edit]

Law died in Shullsburg, Wisconsin in 1876.


  1. ^ "Law, Wilson - Details". Josephsmithpapers.org. Retrieved 2013-10-05.