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1809 - 1888

  • Born 1809 St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • Baptized 1832
  • Married Susan Slater Lang 1833; later practiced plural marriage
  • Ordained Elder 1834
  • Zion's Camp 1834
  • Ordained Seventy and called to First Quorum of Seventy 1835
  • Migrated west with Saints
  • Attorney General of Utah 1869
  • Died 1888 Salt Lake City, Utah

    The following biographical sketch is adapted from the LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 4, p.691 with addenda from other sources
Zerubbabel Snow, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, a member of Zion's Camp, was born March 29, 1809, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vermont, a son of Levi Snow and Lucina Streeter.

    Hearing the Gospel preached by Elders Orson Pratt and Lyman E. Johnson in Vermont, Elder Snow was baptized in 1832, went to Ohio, where he met the Prophet Joseph Smith July 14, 1834. His ordination to the priesthood was on this account: "One Sabbath evening, after a social prayer meeting with the few members in Hiram, the Prophet, in his own familiar way, said to him: "Brother Amasa, the Lord requires your labors in the vineyard." Without thought Bro. Lyman replied, "I will go," and on August 23, 1832, he and Zerubbabel Snow were ordained to the office of Elders in the Church, under the hands of Joseph Smith and Frederick G. Williams. On the following day they started on their first mission to proclaim the gospel of salvation.

    In the spring of 1833 Elder Snow returned to Vermont, and there married Susan Slater Lang. Later he would embrace the principle of plural marriage, taking, according to the Pedigree Resource File two additional wives. He remained in Vermont until April, 1834, when he went to Ohio, joined Zion's Camp and traveled to Missouri; he acted as commissary general of the Camp.

    In 1835, he was ordained a Seventy and called to the First Quorum of the Seventy.

    In the spring of 1836 the family sold their property in Vermont and made their home in Kirtland; from there they went to Iowa, and from there to Utah. In 1852 he was called on a mission to Ohio and Virginia.

    Elder Snow was elected Attorney General of Utah Territory, Feb. 19, 1869. He died Sept. 27, 1888, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Smith, History of the Church, several citations, see index
    Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p.691
    BYU Biographical Registers

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