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Elder Parley Parker Pratt

Information regarding Parley P. Pratt

  • Apostle number:  9
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  7
  • Date of birth:  April 12, 1807
  • Place of birth:  Burlington, Otsego County, New York
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  February 21, 1835
  • Age when ordained apostle:  27 years 10 months
  • End of apostolic service:  May 13, 1857
  • Total apostolic years:  22 years 2 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  February 21, 1835
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  22 years 2 months
  • Date of death:  May 13, 1857
  • Age at death:  50 years 1 month
  • Place of death:  Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas
  • Remarks:  Elder Pratt was murdered in Arkansas by the former husband of one of Elder Pratt’s plural wives.  He is buried near Alma, Arkansas.  Elder Pratt was an indefatigable disciple of the Lord during his entire apostolic ministry.
  • Inspirational quote:  “The gift of the Holy Ghost…quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands, and purifies all the natural passions and affections, and adapts them, by the gift of wisdom, to their lawful use.”

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