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Thomas B. Marsh

First President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
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Born Nov 1, 1799

Thomas Baldwin Marsh was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and an original member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He served as the first President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1835 to 1839. He was excommunicated from the Church in 1839, and remained disaffected for much of his life. Marsh rejoined the church in July 1857, but never again served in Church leadership positions.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1800 Birth Born in 1800.

TWENTIES

1820 20 Years Old During the time Marsh was employed by Griswold, he was married to Elizabeth Godkin on his 21st birthday in 1820. … Read More
1829 29 Years Old In 1829, Marsh unexpectedly left his home in Boston and journeyed west, traveling with Benjamin Hall, one of his friends from the Quietist sect. … Read More

THIRTIES

1830 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Returning to his home, Marsh showed the sixteen pages to his wife. They both were pleased and began to correspond with Cowdery and Smith. After the Church of Christ was formed on April 6, 1830, Marsh moved with his family to Palmyra to join them that September.
1831 31 Years Old Marsh moved with the church to Kirtland, Ohio in the spring of 1831. … Read More
1835 35 Years Old …  He served as the first President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1835 to 1839. … Read More
After these activities with the Twelve Apostles, Marsh returned to Fishing River, Clay County, Missouri, in April 1836. … Read More
Marsh sided with the church's Presidency and convened a series of church courts in the spring of 1838. … Read More
1839 39 Years Old Marsh was excommunicated, in absentia, from the church on March 17, 1839 in Quincy, Illinois.

FIFTIES

1857 57 Years Old In 1857, Marsh was rebaptized into the LDS Church.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1864 64 Years Old Marsh wrote an autobiography in 1864, recounting his church service and rebellion. … Read More
1866 66 Years Old Marsh died in Ogden, Utah Territory in January 1866, apparently a pauper. … Read More
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