HARRINGTON, Daniel B.
Posted By: Corrinne Ellis (email)
Date: 5/6/2003 at 11:54:33
NEPHI BRANCH, RLDS
MILLS CO. IA
This was a small RLDS Church branch located in Lyons
Township, about ten miles south of Glenwood and two
miles north of Bartlett at a settlement called Egypt.
It was organized 28 October 1860 by Edmund C. Briggs
with about 11 charter members. The first president was
Daniel B. Harrington. In 1862 there were about 20
members and remained an active branch until about
1876. Other near-by branches continued, such as
Bartlett and Glenwood.
Here is Daniel Harrington's obituary:
At his residence in Egypt, Mills Co., Iowa, June 7th,
1874, of consumption, Br. Daniel B. Harrington,
Presiding Elder of Nephi Branch.
Br. Harrington was born in Mexico, Oswego Co., New
York, June 22nd, 1831; in childhood became identified
with the Latter Day Work, and at the age of ten, in
the company with his parents, emigrated to Nauvoo.
Subsequently, sharing the fortunes of the dismembered
Church, he commenced his historic journey toward the
"Salt Land." The spiritual darkness and moral death
that had spread itself over the self-constituted
leaders becoming apparent, he formed a permanent home
in Western Iowa. On the 28th of October, 1860, he
united with the Reorganization, under the ministration
of Elder E. C. Briggs. From that time to the hour of
his death, his life demonstrated the depth and
sincerity of his faith. He was one of the second
company of missionaries sent to Utah. At this date a
mission to Utah meant labor and privation, exposure
and danger, and was accomplished only after weeks of
tiresome journeying across the dusty plains, with a
full knowledge that insult and ridicule would be the
only welcome received upon arrival. None endured
these more patiently, willingly, heroically, than did
the subject of this sketch. God bless his memory.
If "death loves a shining mark," he made a wise
selection. If honor, virtue, benevolence, charity,
patience and intelligence make a great and good man,
such an one the Church has lost in the death of Br.
Harrington. A widow and six children are left to
mourn his departure.
Source: True L. D. Saints' Herald
Mills Obituaries maintained by Karyn Techau.
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