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People of Church History


Lyman Royal Sherman

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Lyman Royal Sherman is mentioned in the D&C 108. Who was Lyman R. Sherman and what special gift did he receive when he was baptized? What happened to his...

Alvin Smith

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Question: Alvin Smith is mentioned in D&C 137:5. What was the reason the Prophet Joseph marveled about seeing his deceased brother Alvin in the celestial kingdom of God? Answer: Alvin...

Emma Hale Smith

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Question: Emma Hale Smith is mentioned in D&C 25; 132: 51-56. How many children did Joseph and Emma have? How many of them lived? How old was Emma when she...

George A. Smith

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Question: George A. Smith is mentioned in D&C 124:129; 136:14. How was he related to the Prophet Joseph Smith? Was there a town in Utah named after him? Answer: George...

John Smith

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Question: John Smith is mentioned in D&C 102:3, 34. What relation was John Smith to the Prophet Joseph Smith? Why did the Prophet Joseph take the shoes off of his...

Joseph Smith, Sr.

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Question: Joseph Smith Sr. is mentioned in D&C 4; 23:5; 90:20; 102:3; 124:19. Was his mission foretold by Joseph of Old? Did “Father” Smith lack the humility to follow his...

Samuel Harrison Smith

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Question: Samuel Harrison Smith is mentioned in D& 23:4; 52:30; 6l:35; 66:8; 75:13; 102:3; 124:141. Who was Samuel Harrison Smith, and was he a martyr along with his two brothers?...

Erastus Snow

Written by Barton Golding

Question: Erastus Snow is mentioned in D&C 136:12. Was Erastus Snow one of the first Latter-day Saints to gaze upon the Salt Lake Valley? Was Erastus an Apostle? Is there...