T R U T H A N D L I B E R T Y.
Vol. 52. Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, September 27, 1902. No. 268.
FIGURES IN EARLY CHURCH HISTORY.
Something of Hiram, the Beautiful, Where Lived the Prophet Joseph Smith During one if the Most Eventful Periods in His Career -- In this Northern Ohio Hamlet He Revised the Bible, Received Glorious Revelations and Was Brutally Persecuted by a Mob.Hiram, Sept. 18. -- Beautiful for situation is Hiram, one of the many incorporated hamlets of northern Ohio. I was about to say that "she," meaning Hiram, sits a queen of hamlets in the beautiful hill country of Portage county, when I happened to remember that a feminine pronoun could not consistently stand for the word "Hiram." And yet one can never get his own consent to speak of a town as "he," any more than one can get a sailor to speak of a ship as "he;" though why, no philosopher nor sailor, nor the present writer can say; but so it is. Barred then by consistency on one hand, from alluding to Hiram as "she," and on the other hand barred by custom from referring to a town as "he," I can only say, in commonest prose, that the "hamlet" of Hiram is beautifully situated in the rolling hill country of northern Ohio. And it is beautiful, that hill country! I know the mountains -- and I love them! I know the plains -- and I marvel at their extent -- but could never love them -- I hate dead levels! Give me change, cries out my soul -- give me change! The valleys may have their shadows -- deep, gloomy, perhaps awful; but the hill tops have their sunshine, their commanding views, their sun-lit inspirations; and I'll endure the shadows, however deep, if only as reward I may have the hill-tops and the sunshine now and then. Well, in this rolling country you get diversity of landscape; alternating hills and valleys; alternating farms and woodlands, thriving cities and prosperous country -- here in the grand old state of Ohio.
No. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, July 31, 1905. Vol. ?
AFFIDAVIT OF JOHN W. RIGDON.
We publish today in another part of this paper a statement made under oath by John W. Rigdon, the son of Sidney Rigdon, who was at one time a counselor to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and was held in high esteem as a theological speaker and writer of great ability. He was falsely charged with being a party to the manipulation of The Manuscript Found of Solomon Spaulding, and its fabrication into the Book of Mormon. The stupid story found its way into numerous anti-'Mormon' publications, and notwithstanding its complete refutation, leaving not a shadow of doubt as to its falsehood, is still proclaimed from numerous sectarian pulpits and repeated in newspaper articles and religious pamphlets. The affidavit which we publish bears directly on this matter, and also on a story which has about as much foundation as the Spaulding romance, to the effect that Joseph Smith, the Prophet, ordained and appointed his son Joseph to succeed him as President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When the promulgators of this idle tale are pressed for proofs, and also for a statement of the time and place when the alleged incident occurred, the answer is that it was at the time when the Prophet Joseph was incarcerated in Liberty jail, Missouri. There were other "Mormon" prisoners with him, and none of them has ever confirmed the story, but all have denied it so far as their knowledge extended. Now comes John W. Rigdon and gives most positive evidence explosive of the tale that has been told, and clears away the smoke and fog of the falsehood that surrounded it on its inception. Read Mr. Rigdon's statement. It will be found thorough, direct and satisfactory. This gives occasion for some remarks on the principle involved in the succession to the President of the Church, as revealed through the Prophet Joseph and established in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
T R U T H A N D L I B E R T Y.
Vol. 56. Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, August 12, 1905. No. ?
T R U T H A N D L I B E R T Y.
Vol. 56. Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, March 16, 1907. No. ?
The Fate of Many Mobocrats.
Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, March, 1907. -- Editor Deseret Evening News:
Vol. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Tuesday, February 1, 1910. No. ?
UTAH PIONEER CALLED BY DEATH.
The death of James Thornton Cobb, who died at the family residence, 250 Canyon road, early yesterday morning, removed from Utah one of its leading pioneer citizens. His death is generally regretted throughout the literary circles of Utah. Death was due to kidney trouble.
Vol. XVIIII Filmore, Utah, Friday, April 12, 1912. No. 15.
John W. Rigdon Dies.
The name Rigdon, as all who are acquainted with church history will remember, is one of the most prominent in early church history.
Vol. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday, December 30, 1912. No. ?
Founder of Church Known by Visitor
"I was a schoolmate of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church, as well as of his brother Hyrum," was the introductory statement made to a representative of The Herald-Republican last night by Peter S. Morrison, who is here on his way from New York state to his home near Marysvale, Cal.
Vol. 49. Ogden, Utah, Tuesday, July 8, 1919. No. 162.
EARLY HOME OF HEAD OF
F. S. Kellogg, 506 Twenty-third street, has received one of his old-home papers, of Montrose, Pennsylvania, giving the following account of the burning of the home of Joseph Smith, the prophet.
Vol. XXXI. Brigham City, Utah, Tuesday, June 20, 1925. No. 24.
TO MEMORY OF MARTIN HARRIS.
Fifty years ago on Friday July 10, Martin Harris one of the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon, died at Clarkston, Cache County Utah. In honor of his memory the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has erected a beautiful marble shaft at that place, and on July 10th this year, this monument will be dedicated and appropriate services held in honor of the occasion.
Vol. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, August 31, 1935. No. ?
Ancestry of Orrin Porter Rockwell
It is a difficult task today to penetrate the veil obscuring the ancestral back-ground of the early founders of this Church. Unless families have well preserved records of these earlier generations, a great amount of searching must be done before success can be attained in finding the progenitors of these Church founders.
Vol. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, July 18, 1936. No. ?
Church Gets Rare Picture of Isaac Hale
A rare original picture of Isaac Hale, the father-in-law of Joseph Smith, has been presented to the Church Historian's office by a descendant of the Hale family. The donor is L. E. Van Antwerp, 75-year-old resident of Oakland, Pennsylvania, who is a grandson of Isaac Hale's sister.
Vol. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, June 12, 1937. No. ?
A MEMORIAL TO OLIVER COWDERY
The whole nation today pays tribute to its honored dead... It is altogether appropriate today that we who are assembled should pay tribute to Oliver Cowdery, because he is one of our honored dead, and he is, to a very real extent, a relative of many of us.
Vol. 363. Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday, August 2, 1941. No. 29.
David Whitmer's Testimony
I was always deeply interested in the Book of Mormon, and had been on a mission to the Southern States before I entered the University of Michigan. During my three years' residence at the University, I learned that David Whitmer was still living and in good health. I concluded to visit him on the way home to Salt Lake City. I graduated the latter part of June, 1885, and arrived in Richmond, Missouri, early in July.
Vol. 326. Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday, March 16, 1949. No. 74.
Joseph Smith, Prophet of God
Dear Radio Friends:
Vol. 346. Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, July 7, 1956. No. 32.
Another historic spot connected with early Church history was secured by the Church recently when the old John Johnson farm and home in Hiram, Ohio, was purchased by the Church Historic Sites Committee which includes Elder George Q. Morris, of the Council of the Twelve, chairman; Elder Adam S. Bennion, of the Council of the Twelve; Bishop Thorpe B. Isaacson, of the Presiding Bishopric and Elder Wilford Wood.
Vol. 364. Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, September 11, 1965. No. 63.
Spotlight on Sidney Rigdon
Some illuminating flashes of Church history appear in an extensive article entitled, "Sidney Rigdon and the Early History of the Mormon Church," published in July in the Friendship, N.Y., "Sesqui-Centennial Times."
Vol. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. No. ?
Their adopted twin babies were sick with the measles, and the Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife, Emma, hadn't been able to get much rest.
Vol. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, June 4, 2009. No. ?
Portraits of the Past:
The attractive church seen in this image is the oldest house of worship of the Disciples of Christ, or Campbellite, tradition in Ohio.
Vol. ? Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday, March 3, 2010. No. ?
Team Solving LDS Mysteries
PROVO -- The questions usually start simply enough....