Mormon studies, Edward Partridge, Ohio, bishop
For a short period in the 1830s, the town of Painesville, Ohio, played an important part in the development of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The town was a place of success for Mormon missionaries; it was a religious battlefield in which the Campbellites resisted the encroachments of the missionaries; it was the home of the Painesville Telegraph, one of the most virulent critics of Mormonism; and, finally, it was the home of Edward Partridge, a man who would play a critical role as the first bishop of the Church (fig. 1).
Partridge, Scott H.
"Edward Partridge in Painesville, Ohio,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 42:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol42/iss1/4