John Taylor

Administration of President Taylor — 1880-1887 The Year of Jubilee April 6, 1880, was just fifty years from the day of the organization of the Church. On this date and the three succeeding days, the fiftieth annual conference of the Church was held in the tabernacle, Salt Lake City. Preliminary meetings were also held on […]

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Ancestry of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Ancestry of Joseph Smith Joseph Smith was born in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, December 23, 1805. He was the third son and fourth child of Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith, who had a family of ten children. His parents were of sturdy New England stock, honest, godfearing, industrious, but poor in worldly substance. Joseph Smith […]

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Samuel Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford Born Born circa 1600 Nisbet, Roxburghshire Died Died 30 March 1661 London Mr. Samuel Rutherford a gentleman by extraction, having spent sometime at the grammar-school, went to the university of Edinburgh, where he was so much admired for his pregnancy of parts, and deservedly looked upon as one from whom some great things […]

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Patrick Simpson

He was first ordained minister at Cramond, but was afterwards transported to Stirling, where he continued until his death. He was a faithful contender against the lordly encroachments of prelacy. In the year 1584, when there was an express charge given by the king to the ministers, either to acknowledge Mr. Patrick Adamson as arch-bishop […]

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Declaration of Arbroath

The Declaration of Arbroath, also known as the Scottish Declaration of Independence was drafted in 1320, the era of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.  It announced the independence of Scotland from England.  Signed by representatives of the people, this document listed crimes and grievances inflicted by the English against the Scottish people and defended […]

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Compass and Square

Restoration Vision of Parley P. Pratt Not long after his baptism in 1830, Parley P. Pratt experienced a remarkable vision. “I had been on a visit to a singular people called Shakers, at New Lebanon, about seven miles from my aunt Van Cott’s, and was returning that distance, on foot, on a beautiful evening of […]

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Parley P. Pratt

Elder Parley P. Pratt (April 12, 1807 – May 13, 1857) was an early apostle, missionary and important leader during the early days of the Church.  Following Elder Pratt’s death, President John Taylor wrote that he had a “true and living faith in God and his religion—an honesty of purpose, an inflexible will, and an unflagging, indefatigable […]

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Account of Zelph

Zelph was a white Lamanite, warrior and chieftain under the great prophet Onandagus. He was killed in battle by the arrow, which was found among his ribs, during the last great struggle of the Lamanites and Nephites. His skeleton (and the arrowhead by which he died) were found in a mound on the banks of the Mississippi […]

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Benjamin Harrison

Associated Locations: Charles City County, Virginia Associated Dates: April 5, 1726 – Born Christ-like Character Sketch Character Sketch from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, B.J. Lossing, the 1848 original. Benjamin Harrison was born in Berkley, in Virginia, but the exact time of his birth is not certainly known. His ancestors were among […]

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Amerigo Vespucci

Associated Locations: Florence, Republic of Florence, in present-day Italy Associated Dates: March 9, 1454 – Born Amerigo Vespucci 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 is detailed in the Eminent Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff wiki. Amerigo Vespucci is one […]

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Manti Temple

Associated Locations: Manti, Utah Associated Dates: May 21, 1888 – Dedicated Providential Importance in History Franklin D. Richards “When we dedicated the Temple at Manti, many of the brethren and sisters saw the presence of spiritual beings, discernible only by the inward eye. The Prophets Joseph, Hyrum, Brigham and various other Apostles that have gone were […]

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William Floyd

Associated Locations: Brookhaven, Long Island Associated Dates: December 17, 1734 – Born Christ-like Character Sketch Character Sketch from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, B.J. Lossing, the 1848 original. Wales, in Great Britain, was the fatherland of William Floyd. His grandfather came hither from that country in the year 1680, and settled at […]

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Washington Irving

Associated Locations: New York City, New York Associated Dates: April 3, 1783 – Born Washington Irving 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 Wordsworth

William Wordsworth 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. Related events: 7 April 1770 – William Wordsworth birth

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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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