Orville Morgan Allen

Pre-Campaign

Born: 9 Jun. 1805. St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis, Missouri Territory.

Baptized:  1838 in Missouri.

Married: 23 Feb. 1825 to Jane Wilson (15 years old) in Missouri.

Occupation: ?

Church Experience:  ?

Other: Orville was a lineal descendant of Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen. After being baptized during the year of the Mormon War, Orville was disinherited by his father. He moved to Nauvoo in 1840 and eventually owned three city lots. 

Campaign

Age: 39

Assignment: Called and assigned at the 9 April 1944 special conference of elders to electioneer in Missouri. 

Electioneering Experience: No available evidence records John's experience. 

Location 27 Jun. 1844: ?

Post-Campaign

1 Jan 1846: Nauvoo. He was ordained a seventy in 1845. He and Jane were endowed in the Nauvoo Temple on 5 Jan. 1846.

1850: Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa a farmer. He plurally married Susan Ward 28 Jan. 1848 and Elizabeth Burkett 4 Aug. 1850.

1860: A farmer in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah with $150 real estate and $600 personal wealth, below and above average respectively to his neighbors. 

1870: Brick maker in Toquerville, Kane, Utah with $1000 real estate and $400 personal, average and above average respectively to his neighbors. 

1880: A stonemason in Springdale, Kane, Utah.

Family: Died 12 Nov. 1893 in Pima, Graham, Arizona. During his life he had three wives (two plural) and fifteen children.

Synopsis: The Allen's came to Utah in 1852. They settled Springville (1853), Spanish Fork (1860), Toquerville (1870), Kanab (?), Springdale (1880), and Pima, Arizona (1890). Orville was the influential probate judge of Kane County, Utah for more than twenty years.

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