Isaac Morley (1786 - 1865) MP

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Birthplace: Montague, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, USA
Managed by: Richard King Newman III
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About Isaac Morley

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

Isaac Morley (March 11, 1786 – June 24, 1865) was an early member of the Latter Day Saint movement and a contemporary of both Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. He was one of the first converts to Smith's Church of Christ. Morley was present at many of the early events of the Latter Day Saint movement, and served as a church leader in Ohio, Missouri and Utah Territory.

"...Morley was born on March 11, 1786 in Montague, Massachusetts, one of nine children of Thomas E. Morley and Editha Marsh. He served in the War of 1812 from 1812-15, and later held the position of captain in the Ohio militia.

In June 1812, he married Lucy Gunn in Massachusetts. The couple had seven children. Some years after becoming a member of the LDS church in 1830, he practiced plural marriage, taking Leonora Snow (the older sister of Lorenzo and Eliza R. Snow) and Hannah Blakesley (also found as Blaixly or Blakeslee) as his second and third wife in 1844 in Nauvoo, Illinois. Blakesley bore him an additional three children. Other wives included Hannah Knight Libby and Harriet Lucinda Cox, married 1846 in Nauvoo, Hannah Sibley and Nancy Anne Bache (also found as Back)..."

"...Morley emigrated to the Great Salt Lake valley in 1848, and is considered the founder of Manti, Utah..."

"...Morley served as a senator in the general assembly of the provisional State of Deseret. In 1851, 1853 and 1855, he represented Sanpete county in the legislative council of the Utah Territory..."

"...He died on June 24, 1865 in Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah..."



Isaac Morley's Timeline

March 11, 1786
Montague, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
Age 19
Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
June 20, 1812
Age 26
Montague, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
March 2, 1813
Age 26
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
October 4, 1815
Age 29
Kirkland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
January 25, 1818
Age 31
Kirkland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
May 11, 1820
Age 34
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Age 34
Kirtland, Lake, OH
Age 34
Kirtland, Lake, OH
November 28, 1823
Age 37
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, USA