Today in Mormon History - May 19

Today in Mormon History ...

Brigham Young remarks "while talking over the untimely deaths of Brewer & Johnson, [two men found shot to death two days previously in Salt Lake City] that he was much gratified that the time had come when mormons could not be insulted mobbed and destroyed as they once were." Wilford Woodruff referred to Brewer and Johnson as "both Desperate wicked men." (1)
-- 150 years ago - May 19, 1860

[Sidney Rigdon] Adamson Bentley became Minister of Concord Baptist Church at Warren, OH (2)
-- 200 years ago - May 19, 1810

[Plaines] Iver N. Iversen Company begins crossing plains (3)
-- 152 years ago - May 19, 1858

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Broadhurst, Dale R., History and Genealogy of Sidney Rigdon: The First Theologian of the Latter Day Saints,
3 - Church History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868, Chronological Company List,,15765,3968-1,00.html

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