How does the baptism date of a man baptized in life (but now deceased) get corrected?
Richard Steele (1818-1881; FamilySearch identifier KWJ5-DWN) was baptized in life.
- The microfilm of his journal in Church Archives (MS 8260) gives his baptism date as "21st of January" 1840.
- The index card to Nauvoo Endowment Records, Bk. 1, p. 242, No. 13 (film 1,267,909 Special Collections: Register for the Endowment Index 1847-1969 [formerly TIB]) also gives 21 January 1840. (The card is deep into a long string of deceased Steeles, far into the Richards.)
- Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1830-1848, (U.S./CAN 289.3 Ea85m v. 41) Vol. 41, p. 326 also gives January 21, 1840.
- FamilySearch gives Richard's baptism as 21 June 1840. Perhaps someone misread Jan as Jun.
Shouldn't the date be changed from 21 June to 21 January? Or is there some other early record that justifies retaining June?