John Taylor Home
LOCATION: Main Street
Born in Milnthorpe, England, in 1808, John Taylor was an apprenticed cooper and turner (lathe operator) as a teenager. He became a furniture maker but also a lay preacher in the Methodist Church. Emigrating to Canada in 1832, he continued to preach and make furniture. In 1836, he and his wife, Leonora, joined the Church and later emigrated to Nauvoo. John was ordained an apostle in 1838 and became a trusted associate of Joseph Smith, who asked him to manage the Church’s printing operations along with Willard Richards. These two men were with Joseph and Hyrum in Carthage Jail when they were murdered. John was shot four times but survived. He became the third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1880 and served until his death in 1887.
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