About John Edward Page
Wikipedia Biographical Summary:
"...John Edward Page (February 25, 1799 – October 14, 1867) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement..."
"...Born in 1799 in Trenton, New York, Page was the son of Ebenezer and Rachael Page. He was baptized into the Church of Christ, established by Joseph Smith, Jr., in Brownhelm, Ohio in August 1833 by missionary Emer Harris, brother of Martin Harris, a witness to the Book of Mormon. After his conversion, he was ordained an Elder. He relocated to Kirtland, Ohio in 1835, and joined the growing body of church members in that region. Page served two missions in Canada, the first beginning in May 1836 and the second in February 1837. By his count, he baptized some 600 persons..."
"...Page and fellow apostle Orson Hyde were called to travel and preach in the Holy Land and dedicate the land for the return of the Jews. He and Hyde started on their mission, but Page had a change of heart and never left the United States..."
"...After the death of Joseph Smith, Jr., Page made a claim to the leadership of the Church. The Church under the direction of Brigham Young rejected his claim, but retained him in his position with the Twelve..."
"...After urging the saints to follow James J. Strang as leader of the Church, Page was excommunicated on June 27, 1846 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..."
"...Page died in 1867 in DeKalb County, Illinois..."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John E. Page', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 28 September 2011, 12:44 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=John_E._Page&oldid=452865940> [accessed 14 November 2011]