Lorenzo Dow Booth was born 13 October 1807 in Scipio, Cayuga County, New York, United States to John Calvin Booth (1773-1852) and Tryphena Perkins (1769-1854) and died 2 January 1847 Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa, United States of unspecified causes. He married Parthenia Works (1811-1893) 1828 in New York, United States.
He was an early convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He lived in Kirtland and Nauvoo. He was part of Zion's Camp and was ordained into the First Quorum of the Seventy.
He may have died in Nauvoo, Illinois or Iowa in about 1849. (Some sources state 1847. Also, some sources say son Harrison Lorenzo Boothe was born in 1847 and some say 1849.) It is said Lorenzo died of hypothermia as the result of an accident relating to him falling into a body of water.
Zions Camp Participant
One of the most interesting episodes in the early history of LDS Church was the march of Zion's Camp (1834). The members of the Church in Missouri were being persecuted, and the Prophet Joseph made it a matter of prayer and received a revelation on February 24, 1834. The Lord instructed the Prophet to assemble at least one hundred young and middle-aged men and to go to the land of Zion, or Missouri. (See D&C 130:19–34.)
Zion’s Camp, a group of approximately one hundred and fifty men, gathered at Kirtland, Ohio, in the spring of 1834 and marched to Jackson County, Missouri. By the time they reached Missouri, the camp had increased to approximately two hundred men.
LDS Quorum of Seventy
Created by the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith (1805-1844) in early 1835, the Quorum of Seventy was to act as traveling and presiding ministers for the newly created The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many of these men performed notable works for the early church, living near then church headquarters in Kirtland, Ohio. The Quorum of Seventy itself did not meet as a governing body of the church and was not renewed until reorganized by the church in 1976.
After Zions Camp was dismissed and the members began their return journey to the Kirtland area, Lorenzo accompanied Joseph Smith and his brothers Hyrum and William. We might surmise that this opportunity for more intimate association with the Prophet both arose from a heightened spiritual position and led to further enlightenment.
In 1835 Lorenzo was ordained a Seventy and called into membership of the newly created First Quorum of the Seventy. As such, he was recognized as a man of attainment, a leader among the saints.
Marriage and Family
1st Marriage: Parthenia Works
About 1837 he married Parthenia Works. Parthenia bore Elder Booth seven children.
2nd Marriage: Jane Hawley
His second wife Jane later took with her to Utah her child (Harrison Lorenzo Boothe) as well as her step-son, Mosiah Booth, (Mosiah's mother was Parthenia.)
|Offspring of Lorenzo Dow Booth and Parthenia Works (1811-1893)|
|Angelina Booth (1831-1914)|
|Alma Booth (1834-1850)|
|Amulek Booth (1836-1915)|
|Mosiah Works Booth (1838-1903)||15 June 1838 Huntsville, Randolph County, Missouri, United States||17 November 1903 St. Charles, Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States||Mary Adaline Allred (1844-1914) Mary Adaline Allred (1844-1914) Ambrosine Hibbert (1857-1922)|
|Hyrum Ebenezer Booth (1841-1905)|
|Offspring of Lorenzo Dow Booth and Jane Hawley (1821-1895)|
|Harrison Lorenzo Booth (1847-1930)|