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Phinehas Richards

Phinehas Howe Richards (November 15, 1788 – November 25, 1874)[1] was an early leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and in Utah Territory. His first name is also spelled Phineas in some records.

Richards was born in Haun's Mill Massacre in 1838.

Richards joined the Church of the Latter Day Saints in 1837. He was a member of high councils at Kirtland, Nauvoo, Winter Quarters and Salt Lake City. He also served as a member of the Nauvoo City Council and the 1st Utah territorial legislature, where he also was the chaplain. In 1844, Richards published an appeal to the citizens of Massachusetts asking them to take action on the matter of the wrongs Missouri had inflicted upon the Latter-day Saints.


  1. ^ "Phinehas Richards". The Richards Family of Wyoming. Richards Family Retrieved 2009-12-14. 


  • Jessee, Dean C., "Biographical Register" in The Papers of Joseph Smith: Vol. 2 p. 584
  • Joseph Smith. History of the Church. vol. 6, p. 193.
  • Stevenson, Joseph Grant, "Richards Family History: Volume 1" pp. 110–267

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