Orson Pratt

Orson Pratt

Orson Pratt, Sr. (September 19, 1811 – October 3, 1881) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and an original member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. He was born in Hartford, New York, USA, the son of Jared and Charity Dickenson Pratt.

Orson Pratt died of complications from diabetes on October 3, 1881, the last surviving member of the original Council of the Twelve.

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Orson Pratt - Writer, Historian and Philosopher - Science Publications
... Pratt was known as an accomplished mathematician, and had a strong interest in astronomy ... He offered science based lectures on these topics to early LDS audiences in Utah, and published two related books ...
Criticism Of Mormonism - Criticisms of Past Teachings - Polygamy
... Sarah Pratt, first wife of Mormon Apostle Orson Pratt, in an outspoken critique of Mormon polygamy said that polygamy Pratt ended her marriage to husband Orson Pratt in 1868 because of his "obsession with ... Sarah Pratt lashed out at Orson in an 1877 interview, stating that ...
Mormon Migration To Utah - Vanguard Company of 1847
... Pratt and Orson Hyde brought money contributed by the English Saints, a map based on John C ... After consulting with Orson Pratt, an accomplished mathematician, he designed a mechanism consisting of a set of wooden cog wheels attached to the hub of a wagon wheel, with the ... The apparatus was built to Clayton and Pratt's specifications by the company's carpenter Appleton Milo Harmon and was first used on the morning of May 12, 1847 ...
Origin Of Latter Day Saint Polygamy - 1840s: Development and Fallout - 1842 Scandal and The New Vocabulary
... Sarah Pratt claimed in an 1886 interview that while in Nauvoo over forty years earlier Smith was attracted to her and intended to make her "one of his spiritual wives." According to Bennett, while ... with favor, and hope you will not repulse or deny me", to which Bennett claimed Pratt replied "Am I called upon to break the marriage covenant.. ... Published allegations of adultery against Sarah Pratt and Bennett appeared in local and church publications with signed affidavits from her neighbors Stephen and ...
Sarah Marinda Bates Pratt - Plural Marriage Proposal of Joseph Smith
... Sarah Pratt claimed in an 1886 interview that, while in Nauvoo around 1840 or 1841, Joseph Smith was attracted to her and intended to make her "one of his spiritual wives." According to Bennett, while ... with favor, and hope you will not repulse or deny me", to which Bennett claimed Pratt replied "Am I called upon to break the marriage covenant … to my lawful husband! I ... By Bennett's account, Pratt issued an ultimatum to Smith "Joseph, if you ever attempt any thing of the kind with me again, I will tell Mr ...

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