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Alpheus Cutler

Born: Feb 29, 1784

Death: Jun 10, 1864

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Alpheus Cutler

Date of Birth : Feb 29, 1784
Date of Death : Jun 10, 1864
Birth Place : United States of America

John Alpheus Cutler was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement who founded the Church of Jesus Christ in 1853. He had previously served in several church positions under LDS founder Joseph Smith, Jr., as well as captain of Smith's personal bodyguard and "Master Builder and Workman on all God's Holy Houses." Following Smith's murder in June 1844, Cutler at first followed the Twelve Apostles under Brigham Young, but later left Young's church to start his own sect. Cutler claimed that his was the sole legitimate continuation of Smith's organization, and he served as its leader until his death.

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