John Edward Page

John Edward Page

Birth
Trenton Falls, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 14 Oct 1867 (aged 68)
Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried under an ash tree in his own backyard according to his own wishes. Now the J Walter Becker Memorial Park.
Memorial ID 6484921 · View Source
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Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John E Page was an early convert, proved his faithfulness well, and was called by the Three Witnesses and the Prophet Joseph Smith as one of the original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in this dispensation. However, when called to dedicate the Holy Land with fellow Apostle Orson Hyde he seemed to have gotten lost along the way and the Prophet Joseph in Nauvoo became concerned, but was never able to locate his whereabouts. He only discovered that Page was wandering the states establishing his own branches of the Church without approval from the First Presidency of the Church and was consequently excommunicated for apostasy. Page found himself with several apostate fractions of the Church, ordaining several men to a false apostleship. One of the men he ordained to this office was Granville Hedrick, who after the Civil War moved his followers to Independence, Missouri and claimed the Temple lot property. The Church of Christ (Temple Lot) still hold possession of that property even today and consider themselves "custodians" of that lot until the Savior returns to give them further instructions, in doing so they have prevented many Mormon-apostate fractions from building anything upon it.

In the Church Historical Record by Church Historian Andrew Jensen, he wrote, "we learned that the late John E. Page, after absenting himself from the Church, located in De Kalb County, Illinois, where he engaged in farming. Later he removed to a point about six miles north of Sycamore, De Kalb County, where he died in the fall of 1867, being then 68 years and 5 months old. According to his own request, he was buried under an ash tree on his farm. His son declared that he died in full faith in the divinity of the Book of Mormon and the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith"


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Gravesite Details Buried under an ash tree in his own backyard according to his own wishes. Now the J Walter Becker Memorial Park.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6484921
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Edward Page (25 Feb 1799–14 Oct 1867), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6484921, ; Maintained by John J (contributor 46505431) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Buried under an ash tree in his own backyard according to his own wishes. Now the J Walter Becker Memorial Park..