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Daniel Sanborn Miles (July 23, 1772 – October 12, 1845) was an early Mormon leader and member of the Presidency of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Miles was born in Sanbornton, New Hampshire, and married Electa Chamberlin in Ryegate, Vermont, in 1813. Orson Pratt and Lyman E. Johnson baptized him in April 1832 inBath, New Hampshire. He joined the Latter Day Saints in Kirtland, Ohio by 1836, and Joseph Smith, Jr. named him one of the seven Presidents of the Seventy later that year.Sidney Rigdon and Hyrum Smith ordained him.[1]

Miles moved to Missouri in early 1838, from which he was later expelled with the rest of the Mormons. He was among the first Mormons to settle in Nauvoo, Illinois. He is mentioned in a Doctrine and Covenants revelation, D&C 124:138. Miles died in 1845 at the home of Josiah Butterfield from complications from a fall.


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