1824–1877
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Oc­to­ber 24, 1824, New Jersey.

Sep­tem­ber 26, 1877, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Pemberton Baptist Ce­me­te­ry, Pemberton, New Jersey.

portrait

In the secular world, Watkinson is perhaps best remembered for his 1861 request to United States Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase to put a religious motto on American coins. This led to the famous phrase In God We Trust.

  1. God Loves Us
  2. Jesus on the Shore
  3. Prodigal’s Return, The