1809 - 1892
William Law was born in 1809 and grew up near Toronto, Canada. Of his conversion, he wrote, "John Taylor and Almon W. Babbitt came as missionaries to Canada and preached where I lived, twenty-five miles south of Toronto." He was baptized in 1839 and shortly led a company of Canadian converts in wagons to Kirtland where he met the Prophet Joseph Smith. On January 19, 1841, Joseph Smith received a revelation in which the Lord named William Law to become a Counselor in the First Presidency. On September 4, 1842 Law and Hyrum Smith left as Missionary Companions for the Eastern States.
The History of the Church; Multiple citations. See index.
LDS Biographical Encyclopedia; Vol. 1, p.53; Compiled and edited by Andrew Jensen
Encyclopedia of Mormonism; Vol.4, Appendix 1
The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith by Lyndon W. Cook, p.265
Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation by Lawrence R. Flake, pp.243-245
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