Arza Erastus Hinckley (1826 - 1901)

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Birthplace: Bastard Leeds,(Now Ontario),Upper Canada
Death: Died in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, USA
Managed by: James Horne Jr.
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About Arza Erastus Hinckley

Hinckley, Arza Erastus, a member of the Mormon Battalion, Company B, was born Aug. 15, 1827, in Leeds county, Canada, a son of Nathaniel Hinckley and Lois Judd. He was baptized in 1838, by Lyman Stoddard, in Illinois, en route to Missouri. Bro. Hinckley migrated with the saints to Nauvoo, Illinois, and while there worked on the erection of the Temple. After the exodus from Nauvoo in the spring of 1846, and after his arrival on the Missouri River, he enlisted in the Mormon Battalion and, having wintered at Pueblo with the sick detachment of the Battalion, he arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley July 29, 1847, five days after Pres. Brigham Young. Elder Hinckley resided in Salt Lake Valley seventeen years, after which he became one of the pioneers of Summit County, where he was elected probate judge in 1868. He was active in the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad through Utah, having charge of some of the contracts. From 1882 to 1884 he filled a mission to Arizona, and, upon his return, located at Rexburg, Idaho, where he was ordained a Patriarch in August, 1887. He died at Rexburg Feb. 18, 1901.

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Arza Erastus Hinckley's Timeline

August 15, 1826
Bastard Leeds,(Now Ontario),Upper Canada
August 1, 1838
Age 11
July 12, 1851
Age 24
March 1, 1853
Age 26
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
March 1, 1853
Age 26
December 23, 1853
Age 27
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
June 15, 1855
Age 28
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
February 18, 1857
Age 30
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT
February 18, 1857
Age 30
March 15, 1857
Age 30
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT