Henry Harriman

Henry Harriman (9 June 1804 – 17 May 1891) was a member of the First Council of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1838 until his death. The town of Herriman, Utah was named after him.


Harriman was born in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts to Enoch Harriman and Sarah Brocklebank. In 1832, he was baptized a member of the Latter Day Saint church by Orson Hyde.

Harriman moved to Kirtland, Ohio in 1834 and was a member of Zion’s Camp later that year. In February 1838, he became one of the Seven Presidents of the Seventy. That same year, Harriman was one of the leaders of the Latter Day Saints who moved from Kirtland to Daviess County, Missouri. He then moved with the Saints to Nauvoo, Illinois. He was a Mormon pioneer and in 1849, he settled at Fort Harriman in Utah Territory and was the leader of the church members there so the settlement was named in his honor. The spelling of the town’s name was later changed to “Herriman”.

In 1857, Harriman was the president of the missionary handcart company that went east from Salt Lake City. [Hafen, Leroy R. and Ann W. Hafen, “Handcarts to Zion: 1856-1860”, (Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1981) p. 145] After leading this company, he then went to Great Britain where he served as a missionary.

From 1882 until his death, Harriman was the Senior President of the Seventy.



* Jenson, Andrew. “Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia”, Vol. 1, p. 193
* “2008 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac” (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Morning News, 2007), p. 81

External links

* [http://gapages.com/harrih1.htm Grampa Bill’s G.A. Pages: Henry Harriman]


Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel – 1847–1868 – Henry Harriman

Early Mormon Missionaries – Henry Harriman

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