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Charles Coulson Rich

Information regarding Charles C. Rich, he being the apostle after whom Rich County in northern Utah derives its name

  • Apostle number:  24
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  21
  • Date of birth:  August 21, 1809
  • Place of birth:  Campbell, Campbell County, Kentucky
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  February 12, 1849
  • Age when ordained apostle:  39 years 05 months
  • End of apostolic service:  November 17, 1883
  • Total apostolic years:  34 years 09 month
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  February 12, 1849
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  34 years 09 month
  • Date of death:  November 17, 1883
  • Age at death:  58 years 06 months
  • Place of death: Paris, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States
  • Remarks: Elder Rich led one of the first groups of Mormon pioneers west from Illinois under the leadership of Brigham Young after Joseph Smith’s murder.  He was also a member of the Council of Fifty.  In 1863, Elder Rich led a party of early Latter-day Saints to colonize parts of southeastern Idaho.

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