James Grey Willie (1814 - 1895) MP

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Birthplace: Murrell Green Rd, Hook, UK
Death: Died
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"...James Grey Willie (November 1, 1814 – September 9, 1895) is one of the most well-remembered leaders of the Latter-day Saint handcart pioneers.

Willie was born in Murrell Green, Hampshire, England. He emigrated to the United States in 1836 and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1842.

Willie first came to Utah Territory in 1847 in Jedediah M. Grant's Mormon pioneer company. In 1852, Willie returned to England as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It was at the end of his time as a missionary that he became a leader in the movement of Latter-day Saints to Utah Territory.

Willie led the fourth handcart company which was one of the two that was stuck in present-day Wyoming in the late autumn of 1856 and had many members die. He had previously been the presiding elder over the Latter-day Saints on the Thornton on its journey from Liverpool to Boston. Many of the people on this journey became part of his handcart company.

Later, Willie was one of the early settlers of Mendon, Utah. He served at times as mayor and postmaster of the town. In 1863, Willie founded the first Sunday School in Mendon. He also served as a counselor in the bishopric and ran a co-operative store..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Willie

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James G. Willie's Timeline

1814
November 1, 1814
Hook, UK
1848
July 12, 1848
Age 33
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1850
May 31, 1850
Age 35
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1852
May 12, 1852
Age 37
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1857
September 27, 1857
Age 42
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1895
September 9, 1895
Age 80
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