John Taylor, b. 1808

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John Taylor (1808-1887) was born 1 Nov. 1808 in Milnthorpe, Westmoreland, England. He was the son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor. He married Leonora Cannon on 28 Jan. 1833 in Toronto, Ontario, Upper Canada; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 9 May 1836 in Toronto. He was mentioned in Wilford Woodruff's journals as early as 1839, and they served together as missionaries and in church leadership positions until his death when Wilford Woodruff succeeded him as President of the Church . He died 25 Jul. 1887 in Kaysville, Davis Co., Utah Territory, and he was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

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John Taylor (KWJC-VF5), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 16 Jun. 2023). John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/john-taylor-b-1808, accessed 16 Jun. 2023). John Taylor, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-taylor, accessed 17 Jul. 2023). "Historian's Office histories of the Twelve, 1856-1858, 1861 / John Taylor, autobiography, 1858,” entry for John Taylor, CR 100 93; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 16 Jun. 2023). “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 16 Jun. 2023; John Taylor, 25 Jul. 1887, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 348, no. A13898; Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 4139695.

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