John Taylor

John Taylor
John Taylor was an English religious leader who served as the third president of The Church from 1880 to 1887. He is the first and so far only president of the LDS Church to have been born outside the United States. He had formal schooling up to age fourteen, and then he served an initial apprenticeship to a cooper and later received training as a woodturner and cabinetmaker. Taylor served as president of two missions of the LDS Church. In 1849, he began missionary work in France and was the first church mission president in the country. Following Brigham Young’s death in 1877, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles governed the church, with John Taylor as the quorum’s president. Taylor became the third president of the church in 1880. He chose as his counselors Joseph F. Smith and George Q. Cannon, the latter being the nephew of his wife, Leonora.

Birthplace A village in northwestern England near the head of the beautiful Morecombe BayMilnthorpe, WestmorelandEngland
BaptizedSt. Peter’s Church – Parish churchHevershamEngland
farmhouseWhen John Taylor was 11 years old, the Taylor family took residence in this farmhouse.HaleEngland
EducationHe attended grammar school for three years in the nearby village of Beetham in a building resembling one which is currently situated near the site of the original building. – at the age 16 yrsCumbriaEngland
Church – where he became a ChristianChurch Of EnglandWestminsterEngland
PreacherToronto Methodist Church ( currently Wesley Chapel Free Methodist Church ) ScarboroughON
HouseJohn Taylor Nauvoo Home – serve as a city councilman, a chaplain, a colonel, a newspaper editor, and a judge advocate NauvooIllinois
DeathplaceThomas Roueche Home & monumentKaysville Utah
Burial PlaceSalt Lake Cemetery Salt Lake City Utah