19th Century Scottish-American flour and lumber pioneer who helped establish communities in Ontario, Wyoming, and Utah. There are plaques and monuments throughout Wyoming in his honor.
His family emigrated from Scotland to Canada and he began establishing gristmills in the area when he was seventeen.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a local leader in the community for 32 years.
He was a polygamist and fathered at least 48 children.
Olympic gold-medalist Rulon Gardner is his great-great-grandson.