Cannon, George Q. (George Quayle), 1827-1901

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1827-01-11
Death 1901-04-12
English

Biographical notes:

Mormon missionary, author, politician and First Counselor of the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letter, 1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122461544

Latter-day Saint Church apostle.

From the description of Letter, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1888 November 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86146508

From the guide to the Letter, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1888, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Utah businessman and an apostle in the Mormon Church.

From the description of George Q. Cannon note, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122367856

From the guide to the George Q. Cannon note, 1875, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Author, biographer, pioneer, and Apostle of the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letter, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122637759

From the description of George Q. Cannon Letter, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 503394188

From the guide to the George Q. Cannon Letter, 1874, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Latter-day Saint Church apostle and polygamist.

From the description of Testimonial, 1889 January 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629866

From the guide to the George Q. Cannon testimonial, 1889, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Cannon was an Apostle in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

From the description of Letters, 1895-1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79671966

Author, editor, and an apostle in the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letter, 1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122622743

Latter-day Saint Church Apostle.

From the description of Notes, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629905

From the guide to the George Q. Cannon notes, Undated, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Latter-day Saint Church leader.

From the description of Letter to "Bro. Elias," Fillmore, Utah, 1858 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122630008

From the description of Correspondence and record book, 1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122637045

From the guide to the Letter to "Bro. Elias, " Fillmore, Utah, 1858, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

From the guide to the George Q. Cannon correspondence and record book, 1858, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Kenney is a Mormon author and historian.

From the guide to the Scott G. Kenney research materials, 1820-1984, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Apostle in the Mormon Church.

From the description of Letter, 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553732

From the description of Letter, 1872. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122392821

From the description of Letter, 1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487024

From the description of Letter, 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367521143

From the description of Letters, 1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122638567

Author, biographer, pioneer, and Apostle in the Mormon Church.

From the description of Promisory note, 1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435306

George Q. Cannon was a Mormon leader who lent necessaries like food and handcarts to emigrants to Salt Lake City. He was an attorney and publisher. Later, Cannon was part of a delegation that petitioned U.S. government for Utah statehood (1872) and a Utah Territorial Representative in U.S. House of Representatives (1872-1880). Cannon was eventually barred from his seat and served time in prison for polygamy.

From the description of George Q. Cannon prommisory notes, 1860. (University of the Pacific). WorldCat record id: 34820470

Abraham Alonzo Kimball was the son of Heber C. and Clarissa Cutler Kimball. He was born April 6, 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. He lived with his grandparents in Iowa until 1862, when he came to Utah. He was baptized in 1863 and served two missions. The first mission was to Iowa in 1863,the second to England from 1877-1879. Abraham practiced polygamy. He married Mary Eliza Hatton Kimball in 1866, Lucy Brown in 1874, and Laura Moody in 1882. To these three marriages were born fourteen children, Abraham Kimball, Jr. among them. Abraham kept a series of journals and personal papers which recorded his time as a missionary, as well as his experiences as a Bishop in the Kanosh ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Abraham A. Kimball, Sr. died September 24, 1889, of lung complications.

From the guide to the Abraham Alonzo Kimball family papers, 1875-1898, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Member of the First Presidency.

From the guide to the MS 4777 George Q. Cannon collection 1825-1898 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

Edward H. Holt was a professor of Office Practice and secretary of the faculty from 1895 to 1938.

From the guide to the Edward H. Holt papers, 1899-1938, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Utah territorial representative to the United States Congress.

From the description of Letters to John Steel, 1875-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86171626

From the description of George Q. Cannon letters to John Steel, 1875-1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367553337

From the guide to the George Q. Cannon letters to John Steel, 1875-1877, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Newspaper owned by the Mormon Church.

From the guide to the Deseret News lists, 1858, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

George Q. Cannon (1827-1901) served as a missionary, mission president, and apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He also worked as the Utah Territory Delegate to the United States House of Representative for several years.

Martha Telle Cannon (1846-1928) was the wife of Mormon apostle George Q. Cannon.

From the description of George Q. Cannon family correspondence, 1872-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 471514653

George Q. Cannon (1827-1901) served as a missionary, mission president, and apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He also worked as the Utah Territory Delegate to the United States House of Representative for several years.

George Q. Cannon was born in Liverpool, England, on January 11, 1827. He was the oldest child of George and Ann Quayle Cannon. The Cannon family sailed to the United States in 1842 after being converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and baptized by John Taylor, the husband of George's aunt, Leonora Cannon. Shortly after arriving in Nauvoo, George Cannon lost both of his parents. He was raised in John and Leonora Taylor's home and worked as a printer's apprentice.

George Cannon moved west to Utah with the Taylor family, arriving in 1847. Soon after their arrival, George served a mission first in California, and then to the Sandwich Islands, where he mastered the Hawaiian language. He later served as mission president over the California/Oregon, Eastern States, and European missions. He was also commissioned by the church to do work on several different newspapers. In addition, George Cannon was ordained an apostle for the Church in 1859.

In 1862, George Cannon was elected to represent the Utah Territory in the United States Congress. He only served one term in this capacity but in 1872 returned to Washington, D.C., as the Utah Delegate to Congress. He remained a prominent figure in Utah's plea for statehood and as a representative for the church to the federal government for ten years. He left his seat in Congress following the Edmunds Act, which limited the rights of Utah's polygamists. George Cannon was forced into seclusion until 1888 when he surrendered himself and consequently served nearly six months imprisonment in the Utah State Penitentiary for cohabitation.

George Cannon's first (and only legal) marriage was to Elizabeth Hoagland Cannon just following his first mission for the church. She bore him eleven children, six of whom reached adulthood. In 1858, George Cannon took his second wife, Sarah Jane Jenne Cannon, who raised seven children, one of which was adopted. His third wife, Eliza L. Tenney Cannon, had three sons. George Cannon married Martha Telle Cannon in 1868, and eventually nine children came of their union. George Cannon's fifth wife, Emily Hoagland Little Cannon, was sister to Elizabeth Hoagland Cannon. Emily was a widow, and Elizabeth encouraged the match due to concern over her sister's welfare. George Cannon and Emily Hoagland had no children together. Caroline Young Croxall Cannon became George Cannon's sixth and last wife nearly three years after Elizabeth's death. She was a daughter of Brigham Young, and George Cannon's only legal wife during the time they were married. George Cannon adopted her five children from a previous marriage, and together they raised four more children. In all, George Cannon reared thirty-five children (seven of which were adopted), but forty-three are sealed to him eternally.

In 1880, George Cannon became the first counselor in the first presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under John Taylor. He also served as first counselor under the presidencies of Wilford Woodruff and Lorenzo Snow before his death in 1901, at age seventy-four.

Martha Telle Cannon (1846-1928) was the wife of Mormon apostle George Q. Cannon.

Martha Telle Cannon was born May 28, 1846, to Amelia Ann Rogers and Josiah Lewis Telle in Saint Louis, Missouri. Following the death of her parents, Martha was adopted by George and Hester A. Beebe, the latter being the sister of Amelia Ann Rogers. She lived with her adoptive parents in Polk City, Iowa, and moved west to Utah with them in 1960. The Beebe family returned to Iowa a short while later. In 1866, after graduating from the University of Iowa, Martha Cannon came back to Utah as a school teacher.

Martha Telle was married to George Q. Cannon in 1868. She was his fourth wife. The couple raised nine children: Hester and Amelia (twins), Lewis, Brigham, Willard, Grace, Radcliffe, Espey, and Collins. Martha passed away on February 5, 1928.

From the guide to the George Q. Cannon family correspondence, 1872-1902, bulk 1872-1882, bulk 1872-1882, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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