Skip to main content




Emer Harris

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Emer Harris is mentioned in D&C 75:30. How was he related to Martin Harris? Which current General Authority is one of his descendants? Answer: Emer was born 29 May...

Lyman Wight

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Lyman Wight is mentioned in three sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Was Lyman Wight in Liberty Jail with the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum? Answer: Lyman Wight...

Alexander McRae

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Alexander McRae was in Liberty Jail with the Prophet Joseph and Hyrum. What do we know about Alexander McRae? Answer: Alexander McRae was born 7 September 1807 in Anson...

Sidney Rigdon

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Sidney Rigdon is mentioned several times in the D&C. Such an amazing man, but what is the sad ending of his story? Answer: Sidney Rigdon was born 19 February...

Jesse Baker

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Jesse Baker is mentioned in D&C 124:137. Who was Jesse Baker and what role did he play in the early days of the Church? Answer: Jesse Baker was born...

Thomas Edwin Ricks

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Was Rexburg, Idaho and Ricks College named in honor of Thomas E. Ricks? Answer: Thomas Edwin Ricks was born July 21, 1828 in Trigg County (now Christian County), Kentucky...

Orrin Porter Rockwell

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Orrin Porter Rockwell served as a personal bodyguard to the Prophet Joseph Smith. What did the Prophet Joseph promise Orrin Porter Rockwell? Answer: Orrin Porter Rockwell was born June...

Jane Grover

Written by Barton Golding

Question: What special gift was Jane Grover given when confronted by some Native Americans intent on killing John Tanner and taking her and his little granddaughter hostage? Answer: Jane Grover...

Clark Allen Huntington

Written by Barton Golding

Question: What special service did C. Allen Huntington give to the Saints in the Martin Handcart Company? Answer: Clark Allen Huntington “Al” was born 6 December 1831, in Watertown, New...