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  • Within The Walls Of Liberty Jail

    During the hearing, Judge Austin A. King singled out Baldwin and offered him his freedom if he would renounce his religion and forsake the Prophet Josephan offer Baldwin rejected. The same deal was then made to the other detainees, all of whom “returned an .

  • Tour Of Missouri Sites Marks End Of Mormon History

    A marker in a Richmond, Missouri, cemetery is at the gravesite of Austin King, the judge who adjudicated the hearing for Joseph Smith and other Mormon prisoners. King became governor of Missouri and later a U.S. congressman hence it is the largest marker in the cemetery, which also includes the grave of David Whitmer. Photo by R. Scott Lloyd..

  • Texas Statistics And Church Facts Total Church Membership

    In , land was purchased that eventually became the colony of Kelsey, composed of Church members. In , membership was , and , members met in congregations. Membership was , , when the Dallas Texas Temple was completed and ,..

  • Eight New Missions To Open In July The Church Of

    Texas Austin Texas Dallas East Changes to mission boundaries occur regularly based on the needs and demands of each area around the world. These new missions will be created from the division of existing missions. Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints serve as volunteers at their own expense. Young men ages .