Law, William, 1809-1892

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Mormon Church leader who served as second counselor in the first presidency of the Mormon Church under the first president of that faith, Joseph Smith (1805-1844).

From the description of Diary, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553431

William Law came to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1839, served on the municipal council, and was a captain in the Mormon Legion, but in 1844 was excommunicted. He and his brother Wilson Law owned several mills, a brickyard, and a store. William Law owned and published the Nauvoo Expositor.

From the description of Day Book, Nauvoo, Ill. / by William Law, 1841-1842. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702126692

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creatorOf Law, William, 1809-1892. Diary, 1844. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Hancock County (Ill.). Circuit Court. Summons, 1845. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Nauvoo (Ill.). City Council. The Nauvoo City Council records. 1841-1845. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
creatorOf MS 21600, Smith, Joseph 1805-1844. Joseph Smith's office papers 1835-1844 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 14036, Adams (Ill. : County). Circuit Court. Selected court files 1840-1852 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 9622, Nauvoo Restoration, Incorporated (1962-2011). Nauvoo Restoration, Inc. collection 1818-2001 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Law, William, 1809-1892. Day Book, Nauvoo, Ill. / by William Law, 1841-1842. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Search warrant, Hancock County, Illinois, 1843 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Wells, Daniel H. (Daniel Hanmer), 1814-1891. Search warrant, Hancock County, Illinois, 1843 May 13. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 16824, Nauvoo (Ill.) Recorder. Nauvoo (Ill.) Recorder marriage certificates 1842-1846 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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associatedWith Adams (Ill. : County). Circuit Court corporateBody
associatedWith Hancock County (Ill.). Circuit Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Hancock (Ill. : County). Circuit Court corporateBody
associatedWith Nauvoo Expositor corporateBody
associatedWith Nauvoo (Ill.). City Council. person
associatedWith Nauvoo (Ill.) Recorder corporateBody
associatedWith Nauvoo Restoration, Incorporated (1962-2011) corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844. person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. person
associatedWith Wells, Daniel H. (Daniel Hanmer), 1814-1891. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nauvoo (Ill.)
Nauvoo (Ill.)
Illinois
Illinois--Nauvoo
Subject
Mormons
Mormon Church--History--Sources
Mormon Church--Apostles--History--Sources
Occupation
Businessmen--Illinois
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Birth 1809-09-08

Death 1892-01-19

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