D&C: Biographies

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The purpose of this page is to provide a centralized place where biographies on people important to understanding the Doctrine & Covenants can be found.


  • Cowdery, Oliver
  • Gilbert, Sidney
  • Harris, Martin
  • Knight, Joseph Sr.
  • Marsh, Thomas
  • McLellin, William
  • Partridge, Edward
  • Pratt, Parley
  • Phelps, William
  • Rigdon, Sidney
  • Smith, Hyrum
  • Smith, Joseph
  • Whitmer, David
  • Whitmer, John
  • Whitney, Newel
  • Wight, Lyman
  • Williams, Frederick
  • Young, Brigham


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  • Black, Susan Easton and Larry C. Porter. "Rest Assured, Martin Harris Will Be Here in Time." In Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture, 20/1 (2011): p. 5-27. Provo, Utah: BYU University: Neil A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. This article discusses the testimony borne by martin while traveling to Utah to join the saints at age 87.


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