John Perry (1789 - 1868)

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Nicknames: "John Parry"
Birthplace: Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
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"...John Parry Sr. (February 10, 1789 – January 13, 1868) was an early Welsh convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and was the first musical conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir..."

"...Parry was born in Newmarket (now known as Trelawnyd), Flintshire, in north-east Wales. Prior to his conversion to Mormonism, Parry was a Baptist preacher and was the leader of a church in Newmarket called "John Parry's Association", which was fashioned after the teachings of Alexander Campbell. In 1846, Parry and his wife Mary Williams were baptized by Mormon missionaries..."

"...Like many early Latter Day Saints, Parry practiced plural marriage. In 1851, he married Patty Bartlett Sessions, and over the next two years he would marry Grace Ann Williams — a sister of his deceased wife Mary — and Harriet Parry — one of his first cousins. Parry was the father of 12 children.

Parry died in Salt Lake City and was buried there..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Parry (Mormon)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 February 2011, 14:42 UTC, <> [accessed 18 February 2011]

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February 10, 1789
Newmarket, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
December 14, 1851
Age 62
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
January 13, 1868
Age 78
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA