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Hyrum Smith

Associated Locations:

  • Tunbridge, Vermont, United States – Birthplace
  • Nauvoo
  • Missouri
  • Carthage Jail, Carthage, Illinois – Martyrdom

Associated Dates:

  • February 9, 1800 – Born
  • June 27, 1844 – Martyred

House of Israel

 

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Mormon Battalion

Associated Locations:

  • Mormon Battalion Monument, Utah Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah

Associated Dates:

  • July 16, 1846 – Men enlist in the Mormon Battalion

The Mormon Battalion was a volunteer unit of between 534 and 559 Latter-day Saints men led by Mormon company officers, commanded by regular US army officers. Though leaving their families behind was difficult and their desert March arduous, by their sacrifice the men of the Mormon Battalion facilitated the Saints’ move to the Salt Lake Valley and helped develop the West.

Captain Jefferson Hunt

“…Captain [Jefferson Hunt] was not an old man then. He was tall, stately, with sharp features, a forceful character. The very air and even the earth seamed to move as he went on his way to work. Stern, kindly hearted, all the elements of a warrior and of a home man, a kindly husband and father were blended into his character…” (Smith, Pauline Udall. Captain Jefferson Hunt of the Mormon Battalion. The Nicholas G. Morgan, Sr., Foundation: Salt Lake City, Utah, 1958, pg. 206)

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Adam Ondi Ahman

Associated Locations:

  • Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess County, Missouri

Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess County, Missouri is the location where Adam lived after he was driven out of the Garden of Eden. It was also the location of the meeting recorded in D&C 107, before the death of Adam. Prior to the Second Coming, Adam and his righteous posterity, which includes Saints of all dispensations, will meet with the Savior in this valley. Adam will make his report and Christ will be received as the rightful ruler of the earth.

The term Adam-Ondi-Ahman is from the Adamic language (See Meaning of the Name).

Book of Mormon

Associated Locations:

  • E. B. Grandin Building, Palmyra, New York – place where Book of Mormon was published

Associated Dates:

  • April–June 1829 – Book of Mormon translated

An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi

Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites—Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile—Written by way of commandment, and also by the spirit of prophecy and of revelation—Written and sealed up, and hid up unto the Lord, that they might not be destroyed—To come forth by the gift and power of God unto the interpretation thereof—Sealed by the hand of Moroni, and hid up unto the Lord, to come forth in due time by way of the Gentile—The interpretation thereof by the gift of God.

An abridgment taken from the Book of Ether also, which is a record of the people of Jared, who were scattered at the time the Lord confounded the language of the people, when they were building a tower to get to heaven—Which is to show unto the remnant of the house of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever—And also to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations—And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgment-seat of Christ.  TRANSLATED BY JOSEPH SMITH, Jun.  [ref]Title Page of the Book of Mormon[/ref]

Joseph Smith

Associated Locations:

  • Carthage Jail, Carthage, Illinois – Location where Joseph Smith was martyred
  • Sharon, Vermont – Birthplace

Associated Dates:

  • June 27, 1844 – Day of Martyrdom
  • April–June 1829 – Book of Mormon translated
  • December 23, 1805 – Born

“Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. In the short space of twenty years, he has brought forth the Book of Mormon, which he translated by the gift and power of God, and has been the means of publishing it on two continents; has sent the fulness of the everlasting gospel, which it contained, to the four quarters of the earth; has brought forth the revelations and commandments which compose this book of Doctrine and Covenants, and many other wise documents and instructions for the benefit of the children of men; gathered many thousands of the Latter-day Saints, founded a great city, and left a fame and name that cannot be slain. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!” (D&C 135:3)

Wilford Woodruff

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