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Gladden Bishop

Born: Jan 19, 1809

Death: Nov 30, 1864

Birthplace: Livonia

Nationality: United States

Gladden Bishop

Date of Birth : Jan 19, 1809
Date of Death : Nov 30, 1864
Birth Place : Livonia

Francis Gladden Bishop was a minor leader in the Latter Day Saint movement after the 1844 succession crisis. Bishop claimed to be the rightful successor to Joseph Smith, Jr.; from the 1850s until his death, Bishop led a succession of small groups of Latter Day Saints and converts. His followings have been identified informally by later writers as the Gladdenites and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, though the name of a late following is formally The Church of Jesus Christ of the New Jerusalem. In the 1850s, many of Bishop's followers abandoned him and joined the movement that would later become the Church of Christ.

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