Church History Photos

8. John Johnson Home

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The home of John and Alice Johnson was located in Hiram, Ohio. This room is on the second floor.

Significant Events: The Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife, Emma, lived in this home. Joseph and Sidney Rigdon received the marvelous vision of the degrees of glory in the presence of several others on February 16, 1832 (D&C 76). The Prophet Joseph also worked on the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST) in this home. On the night of March 24, 1832, while Joseph and Emma were living here, a mob of apostates and anti-Mormons severely beat and tarred and feathered Joseph and Sidney.