In Ohio, the Prophet Joseph Smith receives many revelations about organizing the new Church. Daviess County judges issue writs for the arrest of Joseph Smith and Lyman Wight. W. P. Harris, writes letter elaborating on. A timeline created with Timetoast's interactive timeline maker. While in hiding, Smith writes Newel and Elizabeth, John C. Bennett  produced a transcription of the letter Smith dictated for Nancy Rigdon, in Richards’s handwriting – “. Brigham Young gives Blood Atonement speech. Smith and Rigdon request annual salary of $1,100 each. Brigham Young and the Apostles lead the Mormons to Illinois. of Institute at U of Utah, delivers. Smith allows his mother, Lucy Mack Smith, to exhibited the mummy collection in her home charging 25 cents for admission. Brigham Young denounces Jesse Hartley in General Conference, accuses him of being “a vagrant, thief, robber…ought to have his throat cut…ought to be baptized in Salt Lake with stones tied to him…to wash away one hundredth part of his sins.” Hartley declares his innocence, but is excommunicated. Joseph Smith endures painful leg operation. Some settle in Northern Ohio, near Cleveland, in the city of Kirtland, while others travel to western Missouri where Joseph Smith has designated a place for the center of the gathering of the Church. 5 p.m., a large group of men approach jail. In 2002, the Olympics come to Utah and the Church receives much press throughout the world. Excitement in upper counties continues as Mormons capture three men attempting to transport guns to vigilantes in Daviess County. Overall Book of Mormon Timeline. (Ether 2:1–18) Brother of Jared saw the premortal Christ. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.”, Smith travels to Carthage; appears only at Charles Foster case, fails to appear at more serious trial –. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. Zedekiah revolts against Nebuchadnezzar, allies with Pharaoh Hophra of Egyptrevolts, siege of Jerusalem, city and Solomon’s Temple destroyed. General Parks visits Mormons and Missourians in Daviess. National Urban League publishes report indicating UT, NV, southern AZ racial discrimination almost as severe as Southern U.S. First Presidency relents to constant lobbying and provides $200,000 to Thomas Ferguson to support his efforts to find archeological evidence of Book of Mormon (Larson, 1990, 64), BYU assumes control of New World Archeological Foundation, all funding flows through the university, Howard W. Hunter is Chairman. (Morm. He sees God the Father and Jesus Christ in the First Vision in 1820. Former Apostle William McLellin organizes a church on behalf of, Parley P. Pratt says “…a black man with the. (Turner, Antionio Lebolo discovers eleven mummies and several Papyri in Thebes, Egypt. Smith’s journal records, “Drank a glass of beer at Moessers.” Church later excises this entry from its records. Sampson Avard organizes the Danites. No other church has in modern times undertaken such … Smith trial for disorderly conduct begins, extends to July 3, Smith leaves town that night. The Mormon Church distributes free copies of the King James Version of the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Four months before the payment from Harris was due, disbelieving he would be paid, Grandin assigns the mortgage to Thomas Rogers for $2,000. of Mormon History Assn / Dir. Church trades $20,000 worth of items from its archive to obtain Hoffman’s forged Anthon Script. 4.4 out of 5 stars 334. Hancock County grand jury indicts Brigham Young on counterfeiting charges. One hundred armed men ride into DeWitt and threaten Mormons. Mormonleaks releases information connecting LDS Church to $32 Billion of stock market assets held among 13 LLCs registered under different names. In 1995, Gordon B. Hinckley becomes president and prophet of the Church. General Parks arrives in DeWitt with one hundred troops to quell disturbances. Deseret News spins and sanitizes suffering and death of Martin company. God is God. This timeline gives a concise history of many events and people of the Book of Mormon. April 22- Joseph joins his family in Illinois and reportedly indicates his intentions for his son Joseph III to be his successor as church president. The Twelve issue an epistle to the Saints in all parts of the world urging them to gather in Nauvoo, where land would be designated for their settlement. The Book of Mormon Timeline 6 ft. Wall Chart. The angel Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. Nearly all the Saints have left Missouri. 1829. 600 BC. Smith provides D&C 35 revelation to Sidney Rigdon to prepare for greater work. 1827. Almon Babbitt is made guardian of the Lawrence Estate, sues Smith’s estate to recover damages. Hancock County Justice issues warrant for the arrest of Smith and 17 others. Governor Boggs, responding to reports of Mormon depredations in Daviess County and their attack on state troops at Crooked River, issues Executive Order 44, that Mormons must be “exterminated or driven from the state.”, Missouri troops, under command of Gen. Samuel D. Lucas of Jackson County, arrive outside Far West. 2 Kings 24:14 “None remained except the poorest people of the land.”. Joseph Smith works on translating the Book of Abraham and his own translation of the Bible (now called the Joseph Smith Translation). Governor Boggs receives letter from Atchison stating that vigilantes in Daviess have dispersed. “Come to Fayette, bring father, do not go through Buffalo for they lie in wait for you.” (Jessee, With Martin’s mortgage two months overdue and, General Conference notes state “Joseph Smith Jr. & Sidney Rigdon were ordained to the High Priesthood under the hand of br. 200 soldiers from Livingston and nearby counties overrun Mormon village of. Smith and Oliver relocate to Whitmer farm in NY, at Whitmer’s expense. Municipal Court of Nauvoo dismisses charges against Smith. Smith family moves to Palmyra, NY – “The Burned-Over District” known for extreme evangelical fervor. The dark line … Brigham Young sends Henry Jacobs on mission to England, starts living with his wife Zina. Today in Mormon History Today at 10:09 AM 95 years ago today - Jan 6, 1926 [Heber J. The house is occupied, and it will require much care and patience to rent or buy it.”. Elder Paul Dunn given emeritus status due to “age and health” reasons, as his fabricated stories come under scrutiny. Brigham Young institutes Perpetual Emigration Fund, offering high interest loans to settlers. John C. Bennett’s wife leaves him over adultery. Joseph writes in journal that Danites organized according to revelation to put right physically that which is not right, and to cleanse the Church of very great evils which hath hitherto existed among us. Heber C. Kimball, Orson Hyde and other missionaries cross the Atlantic, began missionary work in Great Britain. First elephant arrives in America on Captain Jacob Crowninshield’s boat from India. Mormons lay out town and organize a Stake of Zion at Adam-ondi-Ahman in Daviess County. (. John Greenwood, New York lawyer, received power of attorney over Smith’s farm, 18 months overdue mortgage payment. Young, as Governor, establishes Utah as a slave territory. Franklin Spalding sends copies of Joseph’s interpretations to 8 Egyptologists and Semitists. See July 8, revelation commanding member donations. Smith continues development of his Grammar & Alphabet of Egyptian Language (GAEL) tool to interpret Egyptian papyri. (Wilford Woodruff. Governor Ford travels to Hancock County, writes Mayor and City Council of Nauvoo – “destruction of the press was a very gross outrage upon the laws and the liberties of the people.”. The Council of 50 declares proclamation “To all the Kings”, Pres of U.S. they cannot stand idle as nations and creeds reduced to one political and religious standard – the Mormon one – destined to rule entire world. SHERRY BAKER: MORMON MEDIA HISTORY TIMELINE: 1827-2007 2 Editorial Note This timeline is a work in progress. William Law obtains multiple grand jury indictments against Smith, including living with Maria Lawrence “in an open state of adultery.”, “I have more to boast of than ever any man had. Presbyterian church suspends Lucy, Hyrum and Samuel Smith. They finish the temple quickly, but are expelled from Nauvoo in February 1846. William Law (in Joseph’s Presidency) pleads with Smith to stop polygamy – Lawrence sisters among other concerns. With the growth of the missionary force, the translations of the Book of Mormon, and the extension of priesthood authority to all men, the Mormon Church grows exponentially in Africa and South America. Judge releases Hartley, finding insufficient cause to detain him. This group never fights, but helps explore New Mexico, Arizona, and California. and came to the Americas. Church First Presidency investigation concludes “the races…badly mixed…no color line is drawn among the mass of people.” It realized “a great part of the population of Brazil is colored. Smith arranges a sham wedding between his new polygamous bride Sarah Whitney and Joseph Kingsbury, by promising Kingsbury sealing to his recently deceased wife (Sarah’s sister). (Ether 3:6–16) Jaredites journeyed to the promised land. Persecution continues as Missouri seeks to extradite Mormon leaders for alleged crimes during the Missouri conflict. Roberts knowledge. Joseph, Hyrum and Sidney Rigdon, and others charged with high treason, arson, murder, robbery – committed to prison on the basis of testimony against them. They capture two Mormon spies and threaten to execute them. Thomas Jefferson reelected President – U.S. population 6 million. Timeline of Mormonism. Over the next ten years, the Mormons establish cities in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, and Idaho. In History. First group of Mormons crosses the Mississippi River into Iowa Territory. William Law writes Justice Andrew Miller, accusing Smith of incompetence in Lawrence estate and guardianship. The Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods were restored. 6 of 12 apostles in open rebellion, form rival church, claim the temple they paid for. Martin Harris loses 116 pages of manuscript. Fearing the Mormons intend to continue attacks, Generals Atchison, Doniphan, and Parks call out state militia to quell alleged Mormon rebellion. There were two bookstores in Palmyra, plus a public library, despite population of farmers and unskilled labor. Emma’s cousin Joshua McKune and another accost Smith, “such a character as he was a disgrace to the church.” Force him to either make public confession, renounce fraudulent practices or withdraw from church. W.W. Phelps speculates that Smith’s Nephite interpreters or spectacles could be the. In History. Joseph F. Smith says “The Saints should know that the pattern of endowment garments was revealed from heaven” …and that can’t change form or manner of wearing. (Quinn), Smith departs on Canadian mission tour – wants everyone out of Kirtland to cool down. Thousands of Nauvoo Mormons search for Apostle Orson Pratt after finding his suicide note. Kirton McKonkie, the Church’s law firm, instructs ldschurchtemples.com to cease publishing growth statistics. Church of Christ numbers about 60 people. Ezra Booth leaves the church, begins publishing series of articles in Ohio Star renouncing Mormonism, criticizing Smith’s inconsistent revelations. (Van Wagoner. Conference held to debate who would lead church. Witnesses to the translation process, confirm no plates or breastplate were present – Smith stared into his hat for entire project. Brigham young leaves Nauvoo with his family for Iowa. Smith and Hyrum come out of hiding and head to Carthage – “If my life is of no value…” Joseph held on charges of treason and destruction of the press. $14.99. President James Madison declares war against Great Britain. Brigham Young signs pledge to lead Mormons in spring to Oregon or Vancouver Island. Jesse Hartley, a young non-Mormon attorney, arrives in Salt Lake City. Smith signs agreement granting Martin Harris and friends equal right to sell books “until enough of them shall be sold to pay for the printing.”. From this point forward, Smith discontinues use of seer stones when dictating revelations, begins offering revelations as they occur to him. Ray committee returns from Daviess with similar reports of depredations. Negotiations with printer continue. Smith’s journal records, “This after noon labored on the Egyptian alphabet, in company with brsr O[liver] Cowdery and W[illiam] W Phelps. He publishes the book, receives the priesthood authority from God, and founds The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 1830. Marinda Hyde approaches Nancy Rigdon at funeral, informs that Smith wants to see her “on special business.”, Smith “busily engaged in making out a list of debtors and an invoice of [his] property to be passed into the hands of the assignee.” He declares personal debts of $73,066.38. Under intense political pressure, U.S. President James Buchanan reacts to lies from former government officials in Utah, that the Mormons are rebelling, by sending Johnston’s Army to quell the nonexistent rebellion and replace Brigham Young as governor. The Holy Ghost is the Holy Ghost. All denounce Joseph as an “impudent fraud,” pronouncing the Papyri nothing more than common funerary directives and representations of Egyptian gods with spells written upon the hypocephalus. Elizabeth Davis Dufree invites Emily Partridge to her home. (Later, in 1904, Joseph F. Smith will issue a manifesto that ends the doctrine officially, and mandates excommunication for members who continue to practice polygamy, outside the United States or in.) President Joseph F. Smith receives an important revelation about salvation for the dead. Smith said “I will give you until tomorrow to decide this matter. (see, The First Presidency reiterates that only priesthood holders offer opening and closing prayers in sacrament meetings. Having already married both housemaids in March, Joseph stages mock marriage ceremony to hide prior marriage from Emma. Communal real estate assets divided personally among Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon, Frederick G . Podcaster and former bishop Bill Reel excommunicated. Unfortunately, both LDS and non-LDS Egyptologists agree they are typical ‘Book of Breathings’ in form and content. Elder Hugh Pinnock, when questioned by police, denies knowing Mark Hoffman, despite having recently arranged large loan for Hoffman, with Church’s approval. That should be enough for you and me to know.” (. All rights reserved. The Missourian-Mormon conflict escalates, as Joseph Smith and the other Ohio Mormons move to Missouri in 1837 and 1838. Mormon missionaries begin proselyting in New York and the surrounding areas. Complaints by Mormon settlers in Cache Valley contribute to the Bear River Massacre, the largest massacre of Native Americans by Federal troops in U.S. history. Hiram Page (married to Catherine Whitmer), supported by Cowdery and Whitmers, uses black seer stone to dictate 16 pages of revelations about Zion. The first Mormon temple is built in Kirtland. Church convenes emergency leadership fireside in Stockholm, dubbed Swedish Rescue, to address member exodus and doctrinal questions. Lehi’s group left Jerusalem about 600 B.C. The following day, Smith presides over the court to dismiss charges against all others involved. Smith and Oliver return to Knight home, chased out of town, travel through night, arrive back in Harmony next morning. Emma’s version of “The Voice of Innocence,” published in. Beginning of the Mormon Church The Mormon Church was restored by Joseph Smith after the apostasy, where the church was no longer on Earth. Smith tried for conspiracy to commit murder. A portion of Captain Kidd’s treasure are discovered on Gardiner’s Island, N.Y. John Glen, sailing from London, brings Emanuel Swedenborg ‘s popular work, Heaven and Hell to the U.S., lecturing and promoting the book. David McKay dies, Joseph fielding Smith becomes Pres, reluctantly relinquished church historian position, which he guarded and restricted like a mother hen, to Howard Hunter. Smith advises Mormon troops at Far West and Diahman to surrender. Brigham Young calls Eliza Snow to be second. Joseph writes his brother, Hyrum. Far West, MO saints welcome Smith home with song and cheer. They find him alive, but distraught over Smith’s attempt to seduce his only wife Sarah. Douglas Wallace baptizes and confers priesthood to Larry Lester, a black man, in violation of Church doctrine. Smith and Cowdery relocate to Whitmer farm in N.Y., at Whitmer’s expense. Smith, as Editor of Times & Seasons, prints, U.S. Attorney, Justin Butterfield, travels to Nauvoo, confirms John C. Bennett’s claims that Smith had been improperly transferring property to avoid paying creditors. First Presidency and numerous general authorities warn non-Mormon Justice of The Peace, Ariel Hanson, to “depart forthwith out of Kirtland.”. There is no mention of Joseph supposedly having seen them both 15 years earlier. Public timelines; Search; Sign in; Sign up; Mormon History Timeline created by binger. Though multiple women identify William Smith as providing Joseph Smith’s authorization for their extramarital affairs, their testimonies are stricken from the record by Brigham Young upon Smith’s protest. Shortly after his arrival, Joseph Smith received a revelation that is called the “Law of the Lord,” now contained in Doctrine and Covenants section 42. Fanny Alger moves from Kirtland to Missouri. Not one single contemporary source supports the changed countenance of Brigham Young myth, it too evolved years later. God and Jesus appear to 14-year-old Joseph Smith in the "First Vision". This marks a turning point in Mormon history. Carroll vigilantes resolve to help settlers expel Mormons from Daviess. Asset total excludes the Corporation’s additional bond, real estate and ongoing business holdings. All this growth leads to duplication and waste of resources. (Larson 1990, 69-71). The practice remained illegal in Mexico, but was not enforced. Brigham Young appointed Governor of Utah territory. Frederick Williams, Joseph’s former First Counselor, was her scribe. Smith was “very passable exhorter” at Methodist camp meetings, revivals. Nauvoo City Council reverts Mayor annual salary to pre Joseph Smith level of $100. “The girl seeress would dance herself into a state of exhaustion, fall to the floor, and burst forth with revelations.”. Whistleblower former employee of Ensign Peak, the LDS Church’s secretive investment firm, files an IRS whistleblower claim alleging the Church is illegally sitting on $100 billion in charitable donations, without making any actual distributions for charitable causes for many years. Joseph marries his second plural wife, Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris. The court deems the Missouri extradition warrant invalid and Smith is released, with an admonition to “refrain from all political electioneering.”. Apostle Russel Nelson and Ronald Rasband meet with questioning Swedish leadership. Large Methodist camp revival occurs near Palmyra, keynote speaker is retiring minister Bishop M’Kendree. Orson Pratt disagrees with Brigham Young’s Adam God doctrine. Period: Jan 1, 1820 to Apr 27, 2011. Joseph Sr. invests everything in ginseng venture, defrauded by business parner, loses everything, sells farm to cover debts. Also a deed to E. for over 60 city lots…”. Grandin declares “most people entertain an idea that the whole matter is the result of a gross imposition, and a grosser superstition.”. Smith delivers revelation (Book of Commandments 44: 26) to. Utah legislature, with solid Church support after rallying thousands of Mormon women against the issue, votes down Equal Rights Amendment. Daviess settlers talk of organizing against Mormons. Capt. Federal grand jury indictments issued against Brigham Young ,Willard Richards, John Taylor, Parley P. Pratt, Orson Hyde and other leaders for counterfeiting. Smith, Cowdery, Whitmer, Harris go into the woods. Twenty Church departments and agencies reported directly to First Presidency, which controlled nearly every aspect of the church. The Doctrine and Covenants is first published. President Hugh B. Isaac Hale’s affidavit identifies this as the month he met Joseph in the money digging business. In June 1844, Joseph Smith and others are arrested in the aftermath of a riot in Nauvoo, spurred when the Nauvoo city counsel destroyed an anti-Mormon printing press. Some Mormons, who call themselves the Danites, organize to fight back and defend their families. Smith reveals D&C 3, loses ability to translate for a season. (Larson, 1990, 79), Boyd Packer delivers BYU talk, counseling members to. Praying for guidance, Mormon President and Prophet Wilford Woodruff receives a revelation ending polygamy in the Utah Territory. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. “Went with Henres uncles family uppon the hill. It was in the hearts of some who knew him to be his brothers and sisters for eternity, and in the hearts of others to shed his blood. Justice Albert Neely conducts the. On June 27, Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum are murdered in jail. At Sunstone gathering, Jerald Tanner distributes tract challenging Salamander Letter authenticity. This Mormon polygamy timeline of events also includes all of the source material around monogamy, for comparison. Smith gives handkerchief to a father to bring to sick child, that whey would be healed by it. Smith marries Eliza Snow (Sarah Cleveland is a witness to this sealing). (Ether 1:33–37) Jaredites traveled to great sea, and barges were built. World History Timeline Schofield and Sims . President John Taylor instructs Charles Card to explore settlements in Canada, in large part to continue the practice of polygamy outside the reach of U.S. laws. See more ideas about mormon history, mormon, lds church history. Church becomes his sole livelihood for the remainder of his life. After the Civil War, the U.S. Congress passes ever stricter laws against Mormon polygamy, a practice which had been publicly announced in 1852. Big celebration at Smith’s home. Orson Hyde describes tithing as paying one tenth of one’s property at baptism and then one tenth of one’s annual income thereafter. Major apostasy among leadership begins. 45 prominent Palmyra citizens sign affidavits describing Smith family as “destitute of moral character”. Dozens of Mormons are massacred at Haun’s Mill and others are burned out of their homes in the middle of winter. Pres. Digging Deeper. Isaac Hale (Emma’s father) affidavit on this day states that Smith boarded with him while he was employed by money-diggers as a seer, by means of putting a stone in his hat, then putting the hat over his face. Four hundred soldiers march to Daviess County. (. Joseph Smith marries Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner, 6 months pregnant, on the eve of his wedding anniversary. (Affidavit of Isaac Hale / see also, Smith provides Oliver with D&C 8 blessing, originally identifying his gift as “. Paperback. B.H. Birth of Joseph Smith. Dallin Oaks, member of Q12, warns members “It’s wrong to criticize leaders of the Church, even if the criticism is true.” (Student Association fireside, SLC Tabernacle). Committee of Carroll citizens orders the Saints to leave the county. Ferguson is shaken, fails to report to President Brown until 1970. He receives a revelation calling for the building of more temples. The tithing slip disclaimer was also changed to: ‘Though reasonable efforts will be made globally to use donations as designated, all donations become the Church’s property and will be used at the Church’s sole discretion to further the Church’s overall mission’. Samuel Smith returns home from selling books, frees Smith Sr. from prison, moves poverty stricken parents to New York. Sydney Rigdon pens carefully worded letter of denial regarding Nancy’s involvement with Bennett’s expose. This episode is said to have inspired Joseph Smith’s King Benjamin narrative. Members, and not just missionaries, respond to their prophet’s call to “flood the earth” with the Book of Mormon. Church employs former FBI agents to watch for disloyalty, builds files on suspects. Hartley accused by Mormons of stealing a horse and money. Archives fully opened to researchers for first time ever, employees with advanced degrees brought in. Helen Mar Kimball Whitney writes autobiography detailing marriage to Smith. The council sends Orson Hyde to Washington D.C. to petition Congress to make Smith an Officer in U.S. Army with power to raise 100,000 troops to patrol western territories from Texas to Oregon. Apostle N. Eldon Tanner states the discovery of the Papyri will finally prove Joseph Smith could Translate ancient documents. Martha Brotherton (18 years old) records and publishes in St. Louis Bulletin the combined attempt by Smith and Young to persuade her to marry Young, secrecy, hidden from parents, her character is then attacked. On October 27, 1838, Governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order that requires all Mormons to leave Missouri or be killed. Smith takes his final plural wife, Nancy Young. Town Marshall carries out Smith’s order as Mayor, uses Nauvoo Legion to. Joseph Fielding Smith called as Church Historian. Napoleon crushed by British at Waterloo, exiled for final time. Later, President Spencer W. Kimball receives a revelation that all men should serve missions. Several acquaintances of Solomon Spalding claim that the historical content of The Book of Mormon is identical to Spalding’s Manuscript Found, but not the religious content. Joseph Knight writes history of important events in Mormonism up to that year, with. Smith and Rigdon convicted of illegal banking (court only met twice annually), Lyman Wight dismisses D&C as Telestial law, Book of Commandments  as Celestial law, because of, Apostles write how “Many scores of persons were healed by our sending a handkerchief (Smith’s) to them.” (Orson Whitney, Life of Heber C. 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