Early Mormon Leader
|Born:||August 19, 1814, West Huntsville, AL|
|Died:||October 31, 1865, Liberty, CA|
• Married 1832 to Mary Schultz; later practiced plural marriage; twelve children
• He had "some difficulty" with Bishop Warren S. Snow and finally was excommunicated for "apostasy" in 1859. He died in Liberty, California in 1860, "with a firm conviction of the truth of the latter-day work."
• Mission to Kentucky 1838
Ordained Seventy 1844
Called to First Council of Seventy 1845
• Benjamin Lynn Clapp was one of the First Seven Presidents of Seventies, from 1845 to 1859 under the hand of Joseph Young and Levi W. Hancock.Related Links:
• Grampa Bill's General Authority Pages - Bio with an interesting historical letter detailing a dramatic and mystical event.
• Wikipedia - Bio