Mathew Thornton

Associated Locations: Ireland Associated Dates: 1714 – Born Life Sketch Character Sketch from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, B.J. Lossing, the 1848 original. Matthew Thornton was born in Ireland, in 1714, and was brought to this country by his father when he was between two and three years of age. His father, […]

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Joseph Smith – Relief Society Foundation

Associated Locations: Red Brick Store, Nauvoo, Illinois Associated Dates: March 17, 1842 – Relief Society established Inspiring Stories Relief Society Organized During our residence in the brick store the Relief Society was organized, March 17, 1842, and I was chosen counselor to the President of the society, Mrs. Emma Smith. I was also set apart […]

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George Stephenson

Associated Locations: Wylam, Northumberland, England – Birthplace Associated Dates: 9 June 1781 – Born George Stephenson 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 Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki. On 4 June 1881, in […]

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Oliver Wolcott

Associated Locations: Windsor, Connecticut Associated Dates: November 20, 1726 – Born Christ-like Character Sketch Character Sketch from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, B.J. Lossing, the 1848 original. The name of Wolcott, appeared among the early settlers of Connecticut, and from that day to this, it has been distinguished for living scions, honored […]

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Thomas Babington Macaulay

Associated Locations: Leicestershire, England Associated Dates: October 25, 1800 – Born Thomas Babington Macaulay 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 Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki.

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John Foxe

John Foxe Born 1516 Boston, Lincolnshire, England Died 1587 London, England Occupation Clergyman, author Mary F. Smith Religion Puritanism/td> Associated Locations: Boston, Lincolnshire, England – Birthplace Associated Dates: 1516 – Born Foxe’s Book of Martyrs Edward Stevenson related this account of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s feelings regarding the book, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. During the […]

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George Wishart

George Wishart Born c. 1513 Martyrdom 1 March 1546 St Andrews, Scotland Life Story by John Howie This gentleman was a brother of the laird of Pittarro in Mearns, and was educated at the university of Cambridge, where his diligence and progress in useful learning, soon made him be respected. From an ardent desire to […]

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John Huss

Associated Locations: Husinec, Kingdom of Bohemia – Birthplace Konstanz, Bishopric of Constance, Holy Roman Empire – Martyrdom Associated Dates: 1369 – christened (date of birth unknown) Narrative from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs by John Foxe Persecution of John Huss John Huss was born at Hussenitz, a village in Bohemia, […]

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American Israel

Statements from Prominent Americans Pastor John Cotton, Puritan Clergyman In 1630, prior to the departure of the ship Arabella for America with Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop and his fellow Puritans aboard, the young Puritan minister John Cotton preached a stirring farewell message taken from 2 Samuel 7:10: I will appoint a place for My people Israel and […]

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G. A. Henty

G. A. Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902) was a historical fiction author and a special correspondant. Historical Fiction Novels “Henty’s boys’ stories always revolved around a boy or young man in adventurous and even dangerous times. Henty’s stories took place in times as far ranging as ancient Egypt all the way to […]

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Roger Williams

Associated Locations: London, England – Birthplace Boston Rhode Island Associated Dates: December 21, 1603 – Born Inspired Statements There is no regularly constituted church on earth, nor any person authorized to administer any church ordinance; nor can there be until new apostles are sent by the Great Head of the Church for whose coming I […]

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Francis Lewis

Associated Locations: Llandaff, Wales Associated Dates: March 21, 1713 – Born Christ-like Character Sketch Character Sketch from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, B.J. Lossing, the 1848 original. FRANCIS LEWIS was born in Wales, in the town of Landaff, in the year 1713. His father was an Episcopal clergyman, his mother was a […]

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Associated Locations: Free Imperial City of Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire – Birthplace Associated Dates: August 28, 1749 – Born Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 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 Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki.

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William Tyndale

“Think of William Tyndale, for example. It was a spiritually blind clergy and a stubborn, equally blind monarch who put him to death. It is no wonder that as he drew his last breath in martyrdom he cried out: “Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.” Death came after a cruel eighteen months imprisonment, forced […]

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Catholic Persecution in Italy

Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. We shall now enter on an account of the persecutions in Italy, a country which has been, and still is, The center of popery. The seat of the pontiff. The source of the various errors which have spread themselves over other […]

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Henry Grattan

Associated Locations:  Fishamble Street, Dublin, Ireland Associated Dates: 3 July 1746 – Born Henry Grattan 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 Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki. His strength of character and intelligence made him […]

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William Ellery

Associated Locations: Newport, Rhode Island – Birthplace Associated Dates: December 2, 1727 – Born Life Sketch Character Sketch from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, B.J. Lossing, the 1848 original. William Ellery, the colleague of Stephen Hopkins, of Rhode Island, in the Continental Congress of 1776, was born at Newport, on the twenty-second […]

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Los Lunas Decalogue Stone, New Mexico

Providential Importance in History The Los Lunas Decalogue Stone is a large boulder on the side of Hidden Mountain, near Los Lunas, New Mexico, about 35 miles south of Albuquerque, that bears a very regular inscription carved into a flat panel. The stone is also known as the Los Lunas Mystery Stone or Commandment Rock. […]

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Promised Land of America

The Book of Mormon is clear that in general God has covenanted America to those who will be led here out of other countries because of their righteousness. There is a covenant on this land which any nation that possesses the land has an obligation to abide. This covenant can be best understood in its […]

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Hannah More

Hannah More Born February 2, 1745(1745-02-02) Fishponds, Bristol, United Kingdom Died September 7, 1833(1833-09-07) (aged 88) Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom Resting place Wrington, Somerset Known for Poetry Drama Philanthropy Father Jacob More Hannah More is one of the eminent spirits who appeared to President Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Temple (Latter-day Saint, LDS) on August 21, 1877. This interesting story […]

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