St. George Temple

Associated Locations: St. George, Utah Associated Dates: April 6, 1877 – Dedication Providential Importance in History “I am going to bear my testimony to this assembly, if I never do it again in my life, that those men who laid the foundation of this American Government and signed the Declaration of Independence were the best […]

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Reformation Hymns

The Old 100th: The Thanksgiving Psalm of the Pilgrims Shout to Jehova all the earth, Serve ye Jehova with gladness, Enter his gates with singing mirth, No that Jehova, he God is. It’s He that made us and not we, His folk and sheep of His feeding Oh with confession enter ye His gates, his […]

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Christian Persecution under Nero

Life Sketch from Foxes Book of Martyrs Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. Christ our Savior, in the Gospel of St. Matthew, hearing the confession of Simon Peter, who, first of all other, openly acknowledged Him to be the Son of God, and perceiving the secret hand of His Father therein, called him (alluding […]

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Unknown who swayed Signers

Associated Locations: State House, Philadelphia Associated Dates: July 4, 1776 – Occured Account Faced with the death penalty for high treason, courageous men debated long before they picked up the quill pen to sign the parchment that declared the independence of the colonies from the mother country on July 4, 1776. For many hours they had […]

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Separatist Pilgrims

Associated events: Dec. 26, 1620 – Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Harbor Associated locations: Plymouth, Massachusets “The Pilgrims of Plymouth, the Calverts of Maryland, Roger Williams, William Penn — all had deep religious convictions that played a principal part in their coming to the New World.  They  . . . came here under the inspiration of heaven […]

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Francis Hopkinson

Associated Locations: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Associated Dates: September 21, 1737 – Born Christ-like Character Sketch Character Sketch from Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, B.J. Lossing, the 1848 original. FRANCIS HOPKINSON was born of English parents, at Philadelphia, in the year 1737 His mother was the daughter of the Bishop of Worcester, and, like […]

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John Morton

Associated Locations: Ridley Township, Pennsylvania Associated Dates: 1725 – Born John Morton 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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Lord Henry Brougham

Associated Locations: Cowgate, Edinburgh – Born Associated Dates: September 19, 1778 – Born Lord Henry Brougham Born September 19, 1778(1778-09-19) Edinburgh, Scotland Died May 7, 1868(1868-05-07) (aged 89) Cannes, France Resting place Cimetière du Grand Jas, Cannes, France Spouse Mary Anne Eden Father Henry Brougham Mother Eleanora Syme Brougham Lord Henry Brougham is one of the eminent […]

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James Smith

Associated Locations: Ulster, Ireland – Birthplace Associated Dates: September 17, 1719 – 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.Christ-like Character Sketch James Smith was born in Ireland, and was quite a small child when brought by his father […]

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William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray 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. Anthony Trollope, who was a friend of Thackeray, wrote of him; “Thackeray tells us that he was born to […]

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Lord George Byron

Associated Locations: London, England – Birthplace Greece – Death Associated Dates: January 22, 1788 – Born Lord Byron 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. “The king-times are fast […]

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Spanish Inquisition

Providential Importance in History Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. When the reformed religion began to diffuse the Gospel light throughout Europe, Pope Innocent III entertained great fear for the Romish Church. He accordingly instituted a number of inquisitors, or persons who were to make inquiry after, apprehend, and punish, heretics, as the […]

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Benjamin Rush

Associated Locations: Byberry, Philadelphia County Associated Dates: January 4, 1746 – Born Benjamin Rush 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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Thomas M’Kean

Associated Locations: New London Township, Pennsylvania Associated Dates: March 19, 1734 – Born Thomas M’Kean 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.

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United States Constitution

Associated Locations: Philadelphia, printed Associated Dates: September 17, 1787 – Created Divine Inspiration James Madison “It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of that Almighty Hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the Revolution.” Alexander Hamilton […]

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The Waldenses

Taken from the book Foxes Book of Martyrs. Thus far our history of persecution has been confined principally to the pagan world. We come now to a period when persecution, under the guise of Christianity, committed more enormities than ever disgraced the annals of paganism. Disregarding the maxims and the spirit of the Gospel, the […]

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Joseph Smith – Bible

Christ-like Character Traits Reconciling Scripture The Prophet Joseph Smith was a great reconciler of discrepancies in passages of scripture which were or seemed to be in conflict with each other. Until I heard the great expounder of Bible doctrines explain the following passages I concluded there must be a wrong translation in one verse or […]

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John Witherspoon

John Knox Witherspoon Born February 5, 1723 Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland Died November 15, 1794 (aged 71) Near Princeton, New Jersey Burial The Hermitage Nashville, Tennessee Spouse Elizabeth Montgomery of Craighouse Ocup Founding Father, Clergyman, President of Princeton University Associated Locations: Gifford, East Lothian, Scotland Associated Dates: February 5, 1723 – Born Life Sketch Character Sketch […]

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Joshua Reynolds

Associated Locations: Plympton, England – Birthplace Associated Dates: 16 July 1723 – Born Joshua Reynolds 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. “What we now call Genius, begins, […]

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