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Alfred Cordon in Nauvoo

Alfred Cordon in Nauvoo

Nauvoo TempleWe know Alfred Cordon and family spent some time in Nauvoo. They arrived¬†April 23, 1843 on the steamboat “Maid of Iowa”. It was here Alfred, Emma and young Edwin Parker met the Prophet Joseph Smith and was able to get a little acre of land north of the temple site. Alfred built a small home on his property, but his time in Nauvoo was cut short as he was called on a mission in May of 1844.

I was able to visit Nauvoo recently and enjoyed exploring this small town and trying to imagine the Cordon family here. As we visited the different buildings that have been restored, I ran across this framed picture on the wall in the Family Living Center building.Nauvoo-Potters

If you click on the image, you can see it is a list of the individuals who were Nauvoo Potters at the time. Alfred is 4th on the list. You can have a seat on the benches there are listen to a missionary do his best to teach you about how pottery was made and used during that time.

Overall it was a fun visit. Stay tuned and I will post a follow up to this with more details about the Cordon’s home location and other details about his life there.

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