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Israel Barlow Israel Barlow

1806 - 1883
  • Born 1806 Granville, Massachusetts
  • Baptized 1834
  • Zions Camp 1834
  • Ordained Seventy and called to First Quorum of Seventy 1835
  • Married Elizabeth Haven 1840; later practiced plural marriage
  • Trekked west with saints, arriving 1848
  • Ordained Patriarch 1882
  • Died 1883 West Bountiful, Utah

    Israel Barlow, a member of Zion's Camp, was born Sept. 13, 1806, in Granville, Hampden Co., Mass., a son of Jonathan Barlow and Annis Gillett.

    He accepted the Gospel and was baptized at an early date for by 1834 he had volunteered to accompany the Prophet Joseph Smith and about two hundred other men on Zions Camp, the expedition to Missouri to provide relief to the saints who were suffering persecution at the hands of the mob.

    After returning to the Kirtland area, he was called the following year to be ordained a Seventy and to take his place in the First Quorum of the Seventy, a presiding quorum of the Church.

    Elder Barlow took to wife Elizabeth Haven February 23, 1840 in Quincy, Adams County,  Illinois. The Ancestral files lists eight children of this union. Later he embraced the principle of plural marriage, taking three additional wives.

    After the expulsion of the saints from Nauvoo, he came to Utah and selected his farm in West Bountiful in October, 1848, moving his family there for the summer of 1849, and permanently located there in 1850.

    Elder Barlow was ordained a Patriarch by Wifford Woodruff in 1882. He died Nov. 1, 1883, in West Bountiful. He was the first nurseryman in Davis County, Utah.

   The LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 4, p.687
   History of the Church, Multiple citations; See index

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