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Joseph Smith Chronology

"Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. 
He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord's anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with
his own blood."  Doctrine and Covenants Section 135.

             Date                       Event
·                              23 Dec 1805    Born in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont
                             ·                                     1813    Contracted typhus fever, severe leg bone infection
·                                     1816    Joseph Smith Sr. family moves to Palmyra, New York
·                              Spring 1820    The First Vision, Joseph sees The Father & The Son
·                              21 Sep 1823    First visitation of the angel Moroni
·                              18 Jan 1827    Married Emma Hale at Bainbridge, New York
·                              22 Sep 1827    Obtained gold plates containing the Book of Mormon
·                                 May 1829    Restoration of the Melchizedek/Aaronic priesthoods
·                                 Jun 1829    Finished the translation of the Book of Mormon
·                                 Mar 1830    The Book of Mormon published
·                              06 Apr 1830    Church of Jesus Christ organized
·                              16 Feb 1832    D&C 76 received (post-mortal state of mankind)
·                              24 Mar 1832    Tarred and feathered by a mob in Hiram, Ohio
·                              27 Feb 1833    D&C 89 received (Word of Wisdom revelation)
·                              05 May 1834    Left Kirtland for Missouri at head of Zion's Camp
·                              14 Feb 1835    Organization of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles
·                              28 Mar 1835    D&C 107 received (revelation on the Priesthood)
·                                 Jul 1835    Egyptian mummies and papyrus purchased
·                              27 Mar 1836    Dedication of the Kirtland Temple
·                              03 Apr 1836    Visitation of the Savior to the Kirtland Temple
·                              27 Oct 1838    Mormon extermination order issued by Governor Boggs
·                              30 Oct 1838    Murder of Mormon men and boys at Haun's Mill
·                              01 Dec 1838    Imprisoned in Liberty Jail at Liberty, Missouri
·                              10 May 1839    Settles in Commerce (Nauvoo), Illinois with saints
·                              29 Nov 1839    Presents grievances to President Martin Van Buren
·                              01 Mar 1842    Wentworth letter published in Times and Seasons
·                              17 Mar 1842    Organized the women's Relief Society
·                              04 May 1842    Introduced the temple endowment to the church
·                              12 Jul 1843    D&C 132 received (revelation on celestial marriage)
·                              29 Jan 1844    Declares candidacy for President of United States
·                              07 Apr 1844    Delivers King Follett funeral sermon
·                              12 Jun 1844    Arrested for destroying Nauvoo Expositor press
·                              27 Jun 1844    Shot to death by mob at Carthage Jail, Carthage, IL

"Mormonism was not destroyed by the cruel martyrdom [of the Prophet Joseph], but here was its vitality.  The bullet-torn flesh fertilized the soil; the blood they
shed moistened the seed; and the spirits they sent heavenward will testify against them throughout the eternities.  The cause persists and grows."
--President Spencer W. Kimball

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