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“People to Know,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories (2002), 245–46

“People to Know,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 245–46

People to Know

Abraham

Abraham was a prophet who lived long ago. The story of Abraham is in the Old Testament and the Pearl of Great Price.

Bennett, John C.

John C. Bennett was a mayor of Nauvoo. He turned against Joseph Smith.

Captain Allen

Captain Allen was a captain in the United States Army. He asked the men of the Church to be in the Mormon Battalion.

Copley, Leman

Leman Copley was a Church member in Kirtland, Ohio, who wouldn’t share his land with other members.

Cowdery, Oliver

Oliver Cowdery helped Joseph Smith translate the gold plates. He did much work to help the Church.

Elias

Elias restored special priesthood power to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple.

Elijah

Elijah was a prophet who lived long ago. He restored special priesthood power to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple.

Enoch

Enoch was a prophet who lived long ago. He built the city of Zion. The story of Enoch is in the Pearl of Great Price.

Governor Boggs

Governor Boggs was the governor of Missouri. He would not help the Saints and issued an order to drive them from the state or kill them.

Harris, Martin

Martin Harris helped Joseph Smith translate the gold plates. He lost some pages of the Book of Mormon.

Hyde, Orson

Orson Hyde was an Apostle. He dedicated the Holy Land for the children of Abraham to have a place to live.

Indians

Indians lived in all parts of the United States. Sometimes Indians are called Lamanites.

James

James was one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. Peter, James, and John restored the Melchizedek Priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.

John

John was one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. Peter, James, and John restored the Melchizedek Priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.

John the Baptist

John the Baptist lived when Jesus lived on the earth. John the Baptist gave the Aaronic Priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.

Kimball, Heber C.

Heber C. Kimball was an Apostle. He went on a mission to England.

Kimball, Sarah

Sarah Kimball was a member of the first Relief Society.

Kimball, Spencer W.

Spencer W. Kimball was the 12th President of the Church.

Knight, Newel

Newel Knight became sick when Satan tried to stop him from praying. Joseph Smith healed Newel Knight.

Lamanites

Lamanites are descendants of Lehi’s sons Laman and Lemuel.

Melchizedek

Melchizedek was a prophet who lived long ago.

Mormons

Sometimes members of the Church are called Mormons because they believe in the Book of Mormon.

Moroni

Moroni was a Nephite prophet who lived in America long ago. He buried the gold plates in the Hill Cumorah.

Moses

Moses was a prophet who lived long ago. He led the Israelites out of Egypt. He restored special priesthood power to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple.

Mr. Chandler

Mr. Chandler sold some rolls of old paper to the Saints in Kirtland. The writings of Abraham were on the rolls of paper.

Mr. Hale

Mr. Hale was Emma Smith’s father.

Noah

Noah was a prophet who lived long ago.

Page, Hiram

Hiram Page said he had a stone that gave him revelations for the Church.

Partridge, Edward

Edward Partridge was the first bishop of the Church.

Peter

Peter was one of Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. Peter, James, and John restored the Melchizedek Priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.

Phelps, William W.

William W. Phelps helped start schools in Jackson County, Missouri.

Pioneers

The pioneers were the Saints who went across the plains to the Rocky Mountains.

Pratt, Parley P.

Parley P. Pratt went on a mission to teach the Lamanites.

Richards, Willard

Willard Richards was a friend of Joseph Smith. He was with Joseph in Carthage Jail.

Rigdon, Sidney

Sidney Rigdon was one of Joseph’s counselors.

Smith, Alvin

Alvin Smith was one of Joseph Smith’s older brothers. He died. Joseph saw a vision of Alvin in the celestial kingdom of heaven.

Smith, Emma

Emma Smith was Joseph Smith’s wife. She was the first leader of the Relief Society. She made a hymnbook for the Church.

Smith, Hyrum

Hyrum Smith was one of Joseph Smith’s older brothers. Hyrum was killed in Carthage Jail with Joseph.

Smith, Joseph

Joseph Smith was the first prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jesus gave Joseph Smith the revelations that are in the Doctrine and Covenants. Joseph was killed in Carthage Jail.

Smith, Joseph Sr.

Joseph Smith Sr. was Joseph Smith’s father.

Smith, Lucy

Lucy Smith was Joseph Smith’s mother.

Smith, Samuel

Samuel Smith was Joseph Smith’s younger brother. He was the first missionary for the Church.

Snow, Eliza R.

Eliza R. Snow was a member of the first Relief Society.

Taylor, John

John Taylor was a friend of Joseph Smith. He was with Joseph in Carthage Jail. Later he became President of the Church.

Whitmer, David

David Whitmer was a witness who saw the gold plates. He helped start the Church on 6 April 1830.

Whitmer, Peter

Peter Whitmer helped start the Church on 6 April 1830.

Whitney, Newel K.

Newel K. Whitney was the second bishop of the Church.

Williams, Frederick G.

Frederick G. Williams was one of Joseph Smith’s counselors.

Young, Brigham

Brigham Young was one of the Twelve Apostles. He was the leader of the pioneers. He was the President of the Church after Joseph Smith.

Young, Phineas

Phineas Young was Brigham Young’s brother.