1824-1877
illustration

October 24, 1824.

September 26, 1877.

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