George Washington Robinson (1814 - 1878)

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Birthplace: Pawlet, VT, USA
Death: Died
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About George Washington Robinson

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...George Washington Robinson (May 14, 1814 – February 10, 1878)[1] was the first secretary to the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was also a Danite leader and an official church recorder in the 1830s and was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Rigdonite church established in 1845.

Born in Pawlet, Vermont, Robinson was a son-in-law to prominent Latter Day Saint leader Sidney Rigdon, having married Athalia Rigdon in 1837. Robinson also became the recorder of the church in 1837..."

"...Robinson was imprisoned in Liberty Jail with Joseph Smith, Jr. at Liberty, Missouri for a period of time..."

"...In 1842, Robinson became disaffected with the leadership of Joseph Smith, Jr.. During the 1844 succession crisis, Robinson supported the leadership aspirations of his father-in-law Sidney Rigdon. In 1845, when Rigdon created a rival church to the church led by Brigham Young, Robinson was selected as a member of the Rigdonite Quorum of the Twelve Apostles..."

"...Robinson followed the advice of Rigdon and moved from Nauvoo to Friendship, New York, where in 1864 he founded the First National Bank..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'George W. Robinson', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 October 2011, 01:11 UTC, <> [accessed 14 December 2011]

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George Robinson's Timeline

May 14, 1814
Pawlet, VT, USA
April 13, 1837
Age 22
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States
Age 31
Age 33
Age 40
February 10, 1878
Age 63