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Anson Call

Born: May 13, 1810

Death: Aug 31, 1890

Birthplace: Vermont

Nationality: United States

Anson Call

Date of Birth : May 13, 1810
Date of Death : Aug 31, 1890
Birth Place : Vermont

Anson Call was a Mormon pioneer and an early colonizer of many communities in Utah Territory and surrounding states. Born at Fletcher, Vermont, Call was baptized a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints in 1836. Call was with the Latter Day Saints in Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo. In Missouri, he was allegedly a member of the Danites, although there is no reference to Danite activity or battles associated with the Danites in his personal memoirs or journals. During the Missouri years of the Latter Day Saint movement, Call's farm was stolen from him, and he reported that he was nearly murdered in his effort to regain it. In 1848, he crossed the plains as a Mormon pioneer. He settled in Bountiful, Utah Territory, where he served as a bishop beginning in 1850. In 1851, Call led the first company of Latter-day Saints to settle at Fillmore, Utah Territory. Other areas Call helped colonized were Iron County, Utah; Carson Valley; and Calville, Arizona.

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