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About Millen Atwood
"...Atwood, Millen – (4th Ten) Born May 24, 1817, to Daniel and Polly Sawyer Atwood a Wellington, Tolland Co., Conn. He became interested in the Church and traveled to Nauvoo, Ill., in 1841. There, he was baptized and soon left on a mission, traveling to Illinois, Wisconsin, New York and Connecticut. A stone mason, he did considerable work on the Nauvoo Temple. After traveling to the Great Basin with Brigham Young's company, he returned to Winter Quarters that fall. He returned to Nauvoo early in 1848. He married Relief Cram. He also returned to Nauvoo and recovered his temple construction tools. Atwood took part in defending against Indians, and in about 1851 was assigned to the police force in Salt Lake City. He later served a mission in Scotland and England. He returned to America with a large company of converts on the ship Thornton in 1856, and was a member of Capt. James T. Willie's handcart company. Atwood served on the Salt Lake high council from 1873-81. He then was called as bishop of the Thirteenth Ward, a position he held until his death on Dec. 17, 1890, in Salt Lake City at age 73..."