Moses Martin Sanders Family
Henry Zabriskie Family
Zarahemla Conference Minutes
The members of the High Council were each
presented and accepted
9 Aug 1841
"The name of our city (Nauvoo)
is of Hebrew origin,
and signifies a beautiful situation,
or place carrying with it,
also, the idea of rest;
and is truly descriptive of the most delightful location"
("A Proclamation of the First Presidency of the Church
of the Saints Scattered Abroad,"
15 Jan. 1841, History of the Church, 4:268
The Ensign July 2001
by Larry C. Winborg
President Gordon B. Hinckley's tribute to the Pioneers
"True to the Faith," Ensign, May 1997, 65
Sold to Lucy Mack Smith when the church left Nauvoo
In all of Church history, perhaps nothing symbolizes the pragmatic nature of Latter-day Saint religion as does the city of Nauvoo. On the very hem of the western frontier, the Latter-day Saints drained the swamps, wrote an ambitious city charter, established a university, mounted a city militia, and built a temple.
To Nauvoo and its vicinity came the great majority of all Latter-day Saint converts for the next seven years, swelling the population to about 20,000 by 1846. At its height it rivaled Chicago as the largest city in the state. A vibrant, culturally eclectic place, it came to be known as "Nauvoo, the Beautiful."
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (2000.) Church History In The Fulness of Times. Salt Lake City, Utah: Author.