Reynolds, George, 1842-1909

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1842-01-01
Death 1909-08-09
English

Biographical notes:

Mormon author and member of the First Council of the Seventies for the Mormon Church.

From the description of Notes, 1899. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86171808

Utah politician, editor, author, and Mormon Church leader.

From the description of Letters received, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122462024

From the guide to the George Reynolds letters received, 1876, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

From the guide to the George Reynolds letters received, 1876, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Mormon Church leader.

From the description of Receipts and certificates, 1871-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553737

George Reynolds was tried and convicted of plygamy before the Supreme Court in 1878, for which he served a two year jail sentence.

From the description of George Reynolds letter, 1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 368052183

Utah businessman and Mormon Church leader.

From the description of Letters, 1871-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86171869

From the description of Papers, 1870-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480490

From the description of History of the Mormon Church, ca. 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122631007

From the description of Interview, 1879? (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122351704

Mormon Church leader and Utah politician.

From the description of Certificates, 1875-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122653062

Mormon Church leader. He served as the director of the Genealogical Society of Utah and as a member of the First Council of Seventies.

From the description of Letters, 1879-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86104608

Utah Banker.

From the description of Certificate, 1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435933

Mormon in the Utah prison for polygamy.

From the description of Correspondence, 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536918

Latter-Day Saint General Authority, 1890-1909.

From the description of Letter, 1884 December 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122391583

Member of the First Seven Presidents of the Seventy of the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letters, 1879-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122550972

Mormon Church leader and emigrant to the United States from Great Britain.

From the description of Certificate, 1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536665

Mormon Church leader who served as a member of the First Seven Presidents of Seventies.

From the description of Letters, 1871-1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122497455

Apostle in the Mormon Church and Utah businessman.

From the description of Letter, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435949

From the description of Letter, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122606374

George Reynolds was born January 1, 1842 in London, England. He married Mary Ann Tuddenham in 1865, Amelia Jane Schofield in 1874 and Mary Goold in 1885. He had thirty-one children. He passed away on August 9, 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

From the description of George Reynolds autobiography, ca 1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367843493

From the guide to the George Reynolds autobiography, circa 1878, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Mormon Church General Authority, polygamist, author, and businessman.

From the description of Letter, 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122652871

George Reynolds (1842-1909) was a Mormon polygamist and church leader in Utah.

George Reynolds was born on January 1, 1842, in Marylebone, England. His parents were George and Julia Ann Tautz Reynolds. As a youth he became acquainted with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized at the age of fourteen. In 1865, Reynolds immigrated to Utah and settled in Salt Lake City. He there became Brigham Young's secretary and would continue to serve as the secretary to the First Presidency throughout the remainder of his life. He likewise served as a member of the municipal council of Salt Lake City from 1875 to 1879.

In 1874, George Reynolds was chosen by both Mormon and civil leaders as a test case for the constitutionality of the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act of 1862. Reynolds was convicted of bigamy the following year and his conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court in 1879. He was imprisoned briefly in the Nebraska State penitentiary before being transferred to the Utah Territorial penitentiary where he served out the remainder of his sentence of two years. He thus became the first of many Mormons to be imprisoned for practicing polygamy.

Reynolds was actively involved in the Mormon Sunday School system and served on the Board of the Deseret Sunday School Union. Throughout his life Reynolds was a noted author of Mormon polemics and he frequently wrote for the Deseret News and the Juvenile Instructor. He is best remembered for his works on the Book of Mormon. In April 1890, Reynolds was sustained as a member of the First Council of the Seventies, a position he held until his death on August 9, 1909.

From the guide to the George Reynolds papers, 1863-1909, approximately 1920, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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  • Polygamy--Religious aspects--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Plural marriage--History, 1852-1890
  • Correspondence
  • Polygamy--History--Sources
  • Mormons--England--Liverpool--History--19th century
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  • Mormons
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  • Social Life and Customs

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