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apostlev (chronologic list of birthdates of apostles ** )

 A chronological listing of the birthdates of our apostles


 

                                                                     Time elapsed since previous
                               Apostle               Birthdate          future apostle's birth

  1   Lyman Wight            09 May 1796           First apostle born
  2   John E Page            25 Feb 1799           02 years 10 months
  3   Thomas B Marsh         01 Nov 1799           00 years 08 months
  4   David W Patten         14 Nov 1799           00 years 13 days
  5   Hyrum Smith            09 Feb 1800           00 years 03 months
  6   Brigham Young          01 Jun 1801           01 year  04 months
  7   Heber C Kimball        14 Jun 1801           00 years 13 days
  8   Willard Richards       24 Jun 1804           03 years 00 months
  9   Orson Hyde             08 Jan 1805           00 years 09 months
 10   Joseph Smith           23 Dec 1805           00 years 11 months
 11   William M'Lellin       18 Jan 1806           01 year  01 month
 12   Oliver Cowdery         03 Oct 1806           00 years 09 months
 13   Wilford Woodruff       01 Mar 1807           00 years 06 months
 14   Parley P Pratt         12 Apr 1807           00 years 01 month
 15   Luke S Johnson         03 Nov 1807           00 years 09 months
 16   John Taylor            01 Nov 1808           01 year  00 months
 17   Charles C Rich         21 Aug 1809           00 years 10 months
 18   Ezra T Benson          22 Feb 1811           01 year  06 months
 19   William B Smith        13 Mar 1811           00 years 19 days
 20   Orson Pratt            19 Sep 1811           00 years 06 months
 21   John F Boynton         20 Sep 1811           00 years 01 day
 22   Lyman E Johnson        24 Oct 1811           00 years 01 month
 23   Albert Carrington      08 Jan 1813           01 year  03 months
 24   Amasa M Lyman          30 Mar 1813           00 years 03 months
 25   Lorenzo Snow           03 Apr 1814           01 year  00 months
 26   Daniel H Wells         27 Oct 1814           00 years 07 months
 27   Jedediah M Grant       21 Feb 1816           01 year  04 months
 28   George A Smith         26 Jun 1817           01 year  04 months
 29   Erastus Snow           09 Nov 1818           01 year  04 months
 30   Franklin D Richards    02 Apr 1821           02 years 05 months
 31   George Q Cannon        11 Jan 1827           05 years 09 months
 32   George Teasdale        08 Dec 1831           03 years 11 months
 33   Charles W Penrose      04 Feb 1832           00 years 02 months
 34   Joseph A Young         14 Oct 1834           02 years 08 months
 35   Marriner W Merrill     25 Sep 1835           00 years 11 months
 36   Brigham Young Jr       18 Dec 1836           01 year  03 months
 37   Joseph F Smith         13 Nov 1838           01 year  11 months
 38   Francis M Lyman        12 Jan 1840           01 year  02 months
 39   Moses Thatcher         02 Feb 1842           02 years 01 month
 40   Anthon H Lund          15 May 1844           02 years 03 months
 41   John W Young           01 Oct 1844           00 years 05 months
 42   John Henry Smith       18 Sep 1848           03 years 11 months
 43   Anthony W Ivins        16 Sep 1852           04 years 00 months
 44   Orson F Whitney        01 Jul 1855           02 years 09 months
 45   Heber J Grant          22 Nov 1856           01 year  04 months
 46   Rudger Clawson         12 Mar 1857           00 years 04 months
 47   John W Taylor          15 May 1858           01 year  00 months
 48   Matthias F Cowley      25 Aug 1858           00 years 03 months
 49   Abraham H Cannon       12 Mar 1859           00 years 07 months
 50   George F Richards      23 Feb 1861           01 year  11 months
 51   Reed Smoot             10 Jan 1862           00 year  11 months
 52   James E Talmage        21 Sep 1862           00 years 08 months
 53   Charles A Callis       04 May 1865           02 years 08 months
 54   Joseph F Merrill       24 Aug 1868           03 years 04 months
 55   George Albert Smith    04 Apr 1870           01 year  07 months
 56   Alonzo A Hinckley      23 Apr 1870           00 years 19 days
 57   Richard R Lyman        23 Nov 1870           00 years 07 months
 58   J Reuben Clark Jr      01 Sep 1871           00 years 09 months
 59   John A Widtsoe         31 Jan 1872           00 years 05 months
 60   Hyrum Mack Smith       21 Mar 1872           00 years 02 months
 61   Abraham Woodruff       23 Nov 1872           00 years 08 months
 62   Melvin J Ballard       09 Feb 1873           00 years 03 months
 63   David O McKay          08 Sep 1873           00 years 07 months
 64   George Q Morris        20 Feb 1874           00 years 05 months
 65   Albert E Bowen         31 Oct 1875           01 year  08 months
 66   Joseph Fielding Smith  19 Jul 1876           00 years 09 months
 67   Sylvester Q Cannon     10 Jun 1877           01 year  00 months
 68   Stephen L Richards     18 Jun 1879           02 years 00 months
 69   Hugh B Brown           24 Oct 1883           04 years 04 months
 70   LeGrand Richards       06 Feb 1886           02 years 03 months
 71   Adam S Bennion         02 Dec 1886           00 years 10 months
 72   Henry D Moyle          22 Apr 1889           02 years 05 months
 73   Spencer W Kimball      28 Mar 1895           05 years 11 months
 74   Delbert L Stapley      11 Dec 1896           01 year  08 months
 75   Matthew Cowley         02 Aug 1897           00 years 08 months
 76   Marion G Romney        19 Sep 1897           00 years 47 days
 77   N Eldon Tanner         09 May 1898           00 years 08 months
 78   Harold B Lee           28 Mar 1899           00 years 11 months
 79   Ezra Taft Benson       04 Aug 1899           00 years 04 months
 80   Mark E Petersen        07 Nov 1900           01 year  03 months
 81   Alvin R Dyer           01 Jan 1903           02 years 02 months
 82   Richard L Evans        23 Mar 1906           03 years 03 months
 83   David B Haight         02 Sep 1906           00 years 05 months
 84   Howard W Hunter        14 Nov 1907           01 year  02 months
 85   Gordon B Hinckley      23 Jun 1910           02 years 06 months
 86   Marvin J Ashton        06 May 1915           04 years 10 months
 87   Bruce R McConkie       29 Jul 1915           00 years 03 months
 88   Joseph B Wirthlin      11 Jun 1917           01 year  10 months
 89   James E Faust          31 Jul 1920           03 years 02 months
 90   L Tom Perry            05 Aug 1922           02 years 00 months
 91   Russell M Nelson       09 Sep 1924           02 years 01 month
 92   Boyd K Packer          10 Sep 1924           00 years 01 day  
 93   Neal A Maxwell         06 Jul 1926           01 year  10 months
 94   Thomas S Monson        21 Aug 1927           01 year  02 months
 95   M Russell Ballard      08 Oct 1928           01 year  02 months
 96   Richard G Scott        07 Nov 1928           00 years 30 days
 97   Dallin H Oaks          12 Aug 1932           03 years 09 months
 98   Robert D Hales         24 Aug 1932           00 years 12 days
 99   Henry B Eyring         31 May 1933           00 years 09 months
100   Quentin L Cook         08 Sep 1940           07 years 03 months
101   Dieter F Uchtdorf      06 Nov 1940           00 years 02 months
102   Jeffrey R Holland      03 Dec 1940           00 years 01 months
103   D Todd Christofferson  24 Jan 1945           04 years 02 months
104   Ronald A Rasband       06 Feb 1951           06 years 00 months
105   Neil L Andersen        09 Aug 1951           00 years 06 months
106   David A Bednar         15 Jun 1952           00 years 09 months
107   Dale G Renlund         13 Nov 1952           00 years 05 months
108   Gerrit W Gong          23 Dec 1953           01 year  01 month
109   Gary E Stevenson       06 Aug 1955           02 years 09 months
110   Ulisses Soares         02 Oct 1958           03 years 02 months

 Interesting notes:  

 1. From Lyman Wight to Ulisses Soares (currently our youngest apostle), we have had 110 apostles born in a span of 162 years and 5 months (May 9, 1796 to October 2, 1958). Thus, the average length of time between the births of our latter-day apostles is 1 year and 6 months.

2. The largest number of future apostles born in any given year was in 1811, with 5 future apostles being born in that year (Ezra T Benson, William B Smith,
Orson Pratt, John F Boynton, and Lyman E Johnson). The largest number of future apostles born in a decade was in the 1870’s, with 14 future apostles being born
in that decade (George Albert Smith, Alonza A Hinckley, Richard R Lyman, J Reuben Clark, John A Widtsoe, Hyrum Mack Smith, Abraham O Woodruff, Melvin J Ballard, David O McKay, George Q Morris, Albert E Bowen, Joseph Fielding Smith, Sylvester Q Cannon, and Stephen L Richards). Thirteen future apostles were born in the 1810’s.

3. Twice we have had two future apostles born within one day of each other. Elder Orson Pratt was born on September 19, 1811 and Elder John F Boynton was born on September 20, 1811. Elder Russell M Nelson was born on September 9, 1924 and Elder Boyd K Packer was born on September 10, 1924.

4. The greatest length of time that has elapsed between the births of two future apostles is 7 years and 3 months. This was between the births of Elder Henry B
Eyring (31 May 1933) and Quentin L Cook (08 Sep 1940).  The second greatest length of time that has elapsed between the births of two future apostles is 6 years and 0 months.  That was between the births of D Todd Christoffersen and Ronald A Rasband.

5. Elder Gerrit W. Gong was born on the 148th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith (December 23, 1953).


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