Map: Milo’s Property in Nauvoo and the Nauvoo 5th Ward Boundaries

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Milo lived in Nauvoo, Illinois from 1841 to 1846.

During this time he:

  • Served as the bishop of the Nauvoo 5th Ward.
  • Served a mission to Ohio. (Activities included campaigning for the presidential candidacy of Joseph Smith.)
  • Helped build the Nauvoo temple.
  • Was chosen to be one of the Nauvoo police, he helped to watch the city at night and worked on the temple during the day.
  • Received his endowment in the temple and served as an ordinance worker.
  • Was called as president of one of the Quorums of Seventy.

Milo’s property was about 30 blocks east of the Mississippi river on Mulholland St. (see the red marker in the map above).

The 5th Ward boundaries were Cutler Street on the north; Mulholland Street on the south; the river on the west and east at least as far as the city limits (surveyed city blocks extended for 32 blocks east from the river). This ward included the Nauvoo temple site. The highlighted area in the map above are the approximate ward boundaries.





3 Responses to “Map: Milo’s Property in Nauvoo and the Nauvoo 5th Ward Boundaries”

  1. Laura Anderson on June 25th, 2022 2:32 pm

    Milo was one of 20 bishops of the 5th ward not THE bishop. At this time Bishops were more like Block, Ward or Home teachers. At the time there were Presidents of Wards who were like our bishops are today.

    Here is a transcription of the page we get that Milo was a bishop from
    Names of Bishops of the fifth ward [1844]

    1 D.B. Dilley 1 Milo Andrus
    2 A Stafford 2 Edson Barney
    3 E. Everett 3 Benjamin Covey
    4 E.D. Wooley 4 Daniel Birch
    5 Isaac Chase 5 Joseph S. Scofield
    6 Graham Coltrin 6 Israel Barlow
    7 John Burk 7 Ferris Wells
    8 Isaac Haight 8 David Wilding
    9 Abram Hadge 9 Timri Baxter
    10Daniel Spencer 10 W.V. Nickerson
    F. D. R. Clerk|Edward Hunter A.B. of the fifth ward

  2. Kathrine Bowthorpe on March 8th, 2024 11:33 am

    thank you for your research. Milo is my GGGGrandfather through Ann Brooks.

  3. Ilene Shipman on March 22nd, 2024 8:38 pm

    Wondering if there will be a reunion in 2024.
    Please reply to my email
    I am a descendant of Milo and his second wife.
    Thanks for your reply.

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