Jedediah M. Grant

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Jedediah Morgan Grant was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the early years of the Church.

He was born on February 21, 1816, in Windsor, New York. He was baptized on March 21, 1833, and participated in Zion's Camp at age eighteen, and developed deep friendships with other men who marched, including Joseph Smith.

He was called to serve as one of the presidents of the First Council of the Seventy. He was ordained an apostle and served as a counselor to Brigham Young. He never served in the Quorum of the Twelve.

Grant came to Utah with the early pioneers and served as mayor of Salt Lake City from 1851 until his death from pneumonia that he developed after a preaching tour to Northern Utah.

Grant practiced the law of plural marriage and had seven wives. He died on December 1, 1856, nine days after the birth of his son Heber J. Grant. He was the father of eleven children, one of whom was adopted.