Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon

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Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon

Birthplace: Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, United States
Death: January 24, 1888 (53)
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Reynolds Cahoon and Theresa Cahoon
Husband of Sarah Cahoon
Father of Elizabeth Thurza Gordon and Miles Renolds Cahoon
Brother of William Farrington Cahoon; Lerona Eliza Stanley; Pulaski Stephen Cahoon; Daniel Stiles Cahoon; Andrew Cahoon and 1 other

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About Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Brigham Young Company (1848)

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Birth: Jul. 26, 1834 Kirtland Lake County Ohio, USA

Death: Jan. 24, 1888 Murray Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Mahonri was born to Reynolds Cahoon and Thirza Stiles. "While residing at Kirtland, Elder Reynolds Cahoon had a son born to him. One day when President Joseph Smith was passing his door he called the Prophet in and asked him to bless and name the baby. Joseph did so and gave the boy the name of Mahonri Moriancumer. When he had finished the blessing, he laid the child on the bed, and turning to Elder Cahoon he said, the name I have given your son is the name of the Brother of Jared; the Lord has just shown or revealed it to me. Elder William F. Cahoon, who was standing near heard the Prophet make this statement to his father; and this was the first time the name of the Brother of Jared was known in the Church in this dispensation." ("The Jaredites", The Juvenile Instructor, [1 May 1892], p 282). He had six siblings: William Farrington, Lerona Eliza, Pulaski Stephen, Daniel Stiles, Andrew, and Julia Amina. Mahonri married Sarah Romney 22 November 1853 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had seven children: Mahonri Moriancumer, Elizabeth Thurza, Miles Reynolds, John Farrington, Nancy Rosella, Sarah Lorett, and George Earnest. Mahonri died in Murray, Utah and is buried there.

Family links:

  • Reynolds Cahoon (1790 - 1861)
  • Thirza Stiles Cahoon (1789 - 1866)
  • Sarah Romney Cahoon (1836 - 1909)
  • Miles Reynolds Cahoon (1859 - 1926)*
  • Nancy Rosella Cahoon Winchester (1864 - 1908)*

Inscription: Kirtland Ohio 1834 Reynolds Cahoon requested that Joseph Smith give his newborn son a name and a blessing. The Prophet named Reynolds son Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon, explaining that though not mentioned Mahonri Moriancumer was the name of the brother of Jared of the book of Ether in the Book of Mormon.

This marker was donated by the Pioneer Heritage Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and the Huefflinger family.

Burial: Murray City Cemetery Murray Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: 03 057 1

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Mahonri Moriancumer Cahoon's Timeline

July 26, 1834
Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, United States
June 3, 1857
Age 22
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
October 1, 1859
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
January 24, 1888
Age 53
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States