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Helen Mar Kimball Whitney (1828-1896) Autobiography

Autobiography (c. 1839-1846)“Life Incidents,” Woman’s Exponent 9-10 (1880-1882) and “Scenes and Incidents in Nauvoo,” Woman’s Exponent 11 (1882-83)LIFE INCIDENTSBy Helen Mar Kimball WhitneyThe scenes which are familiar to the Latter-day Saints of an earlier day, are but little known to those who have since been gathered from the different nations, nor to those who have […]

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Salem Witch Trials

Witch Trials & Modernist History Historian David Barton explained: Modernism is the practice of analyzing historical incidents and persons as if they lived now rather than in the past. Modernism separates history from its context and setting – a practice that regularly produces flawed conclusions. An illustration of Modernism is the manner in which today’s […]

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Autobiography (1801-1844) in Manuscript History of Brigham Young

Autobiography (1801-1844) in Manuscript History of Brigham Young    Source: Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844, ed. Elden Jay Watson (Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968).  MANUSCRIPT HISTORYofBRIGHAM YOUNGI was born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont, June 1, 1801. At an early age I labored with my father, assisting him to clear off new […]

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To the Mothers in Zion

President Ezra Taft Benson 22 February 1987 I rejoice in the opportunity of being with you this evening. I have been touched by the beautiful music and the splendid instructions we have received. There is no theme I would rather speak to than home and family, for they are at the very heart of the […]

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The Nauvoo Diary of Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs

June, 1844 June 1844 5,6,7,8,9. Went with Henres [Henry’s] uncles family uppon the hill. From this day I understand the Kinsmans degree of freemasonry.2 My husband, being a Master Mason, attended meeting. Hiram Smith spoke exceeding well also re[a]d a revelation. I went to see Sister Gleson, and Sister Abigal Thorn in the past we[e]k. […]

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Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record 1836-1841

Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record 1836-1841   Edited by Lyndon W. Cook and Milton V. Backman, Jr. Provo, Utah: Grandin Book Co., 1985 Source: Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record, RLDS Archives CONTENTS Preface 1836 Minutes 1837 Minutes 1838 Minutes 1840 Minutes 1841 Minutes Biographical Appendix References   Preface The Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record is an official Church […]

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To the Mothers in Zion

President Ezra Taft Benson To the Mothers in Zion 22 February 1987 I rejoice in the opportunity of being with you this evening. I have been touched by the beautiful music and the splendid instructions we have received. There is no theme I would rather speak to than home and family, for they are at […]

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Lehite Remnant Found Throughout the World

Spencer W. Kimball The term Lamanite includes all Indians and Indian mixtures, such as the Polynesians, the Guatemalans, the Peruvians, as well as the Sioux, the Apache, the Mohawk, the Navajo, and others. It is a large group of great people . . . . There are no blessings, of all the imaginable ones, to […]

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John Wesley

Associated Locations: Wesley Chapel, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England – Church where John Wesley preached Epworth, Lincolnshire, England – Birthplace Associated Dates: June 28, 1703 – John Wesley birth John Wesley is one of the eminent spirits who appeared to President Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple on August 21, 1877. This interesting story is detailed in the Eminent […]

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Wilford Woodruff

Read about Wilford Woodruff in the interesting story the Eminent Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff Early Life Wilford Woodruff was born to Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson.  Of his father he wrote, “He never made any profession of religion until I baptized him into the Church of Jesus Christ on the first day of July, 1838. He was a […]

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Autobiography of Benjamin F. Johnson (1818-1905)

Autobiography (1818-1846) From, Benjamin F. Johnson, My Life’s Review (Independence, Missouri: Zion’s Printing and Publishing Co., 1947), pp. 7-107. Chapter 1 – MY CHILDHOOD I was born July 28, 1818, in the town of Pomfret, Chatauqua County, New York. My father, Ezekiel Johnson, was born in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, January 12, 1776, and my mother, Julia Hills, […]

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William Whipple

Associated Locations: Kittery, Maine, USA Associated Dates: January 14, 1730 – Born Life Sketch from “Lives of the Signers” Character Sketch from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, B.J. Lossing, the 1848 original. William Whipple was born at Kittery, in New Hampshire (that portion which is now the State of Maine) in the […]

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Logan Temple

Associated Locations: Logan, Utah Associated Dates: May 17, 1884 – Dedication A few interesting Facts Connected with the History of the Logan Temple: “On May 21, 1884, the first baptismal day in the Temple, there were 51 baptisms for the dead performed, Apostle Franklin D. Richards being the first person to act as proxy in this […]

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28) SCHOOL PROPHETS: How can the School of the Prophets be a good model for education today? What was the organization of the University of Nauvoo?

Prophetic Statements Joseph Fielding Smith It was necessary for the Elders who had been out preaching to return to Kirtland to receive instruction and endowment so that they would be prepared to go forth to preach the Gospel to the world, “for the last time.” It was for the purpose of gaining knowledge of the […]

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Jesus Christ, Titles of

Advocate Webster’s 1828 Dictionary: 3. One who defends, vindicates, or espouses a cause, by argument; one who is friendly to; as, an advocate for peace, or for the oppressed. In scripture, Christ is called an advocate for his people. Doctrine and Covenants 110:4 – “. . . I am your advocate with the Father.” Doctrine […]

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