Ervil Morrell LeBaron (1925-1981)

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Alternate Names Ervil LeBaron, One Mighty and Strong, The Mormon Manson
Birth 22 February 1925
Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico
Marriage Wives of Ervil LeBaron
Death 16 August 1981
Draper, Salt Lake Co., Utah, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Apostolic United Brethren, Church of the Firstborn of the Fulness of Times, Church of the Lamb of God
Callings Presiding Patriarch of the Church
Leader of the Church of the Lamb of God
Authority Control
FamilySearch KW6Q-WZJ
LCCN n82077416
VIAF 35798579
Wikidata Q5396017
Wikipedia Ervil LeBaron
WorldCat LeBaron, Ervil M.

Published Works

  • Priesthood expounded: the principles of succession in priesthood authority and the true pattern of priesthood government (1956)
  • Hour of crisis--day of vengeance (1974)
  • The Book of the New Covenants


Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • Abrams, Garry. "A family's legacy of death." Los Angeles Times (20 Sep 1992). (accessed 1 Aug 2015).
  • Anderson, Scott. The 4 O'Clock Murders. New York: Dell, 1994.
  • Bradlee, Ben Jr.; Van Atta, Dale. Prophet of Blood: The Untold Story of Ervil Lebaron and the Lambs of God. N.p.: Putnam, 1981.
  • Chynoweth, Rena. The blood covenant. Austin, Tex: Diamond Books, 1990.
  • Fessier, Michael. "Ervil LeBaron: The Man Who Would Be God." New West 6 (Jan 1981): 80-84, 112-17.
  • Krakauer, Jon. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith. New York: Doubleday, 2003. Pages 266–77.
  • LeBaron, Verlan M. The LeBaron story. Lubbock, Tex: Keels, 1981.
  • Margolius, Bruce. "Ervil LeBaron--preacher, polygamist, killer." Hustler 4, no. 8 (Feb 1978): 52-54, 115, 121, 123.
  • Spencer, Irene. Cult Insanity: A Memoir of Polygamy, Prophets, and Blood Atonement. New York: Center Street, 2009.

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