Joseph Smith Jr.

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Spring 1820

Manchester, New York—
God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith in answer to his prayer.

March 25, 1832

Hiram, Ohio—
Joseph Smith preached at a Sabbath meeting the day after he had been tarred and feathered. He also baptized three people that afternoon.

March 25, 1834

Westfield, New York—
Joseph Smith traveled to Job Lewis's home in Westfield, New York.

March 1837

Geauga County, Ohio—
Rounds qui tam v. Smith: Plaintiff's attorney R. Hitchcock filed a writ asserting the defendant's failure to incorporate by law the Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Banking Co., and sued for $1,000—one half for the state of Ohio and the other half for the plaintiff.

About March 1838

Geauga County, Ohio—
Lory Holmes & Charles Holmes v. Joseph Smith Jr. & Reynolds Cahoon. Court of Common Pleas, Geauga County. The plaintiffs sued on two promissory notes of $5,000 each. A default judgment rendered was for $10,071. Satisfied in full.

March 1838

Far West, Missouri—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 113, a revelation identifying the "stem of Jesse" and the "rod" and "root of Jesse" in Isaiah 11.

March 25, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
In the office, Joseph Smith received a letter from former United States senator Richard M. Young of Quincy, Illinois, containing “a bond for a quarter section of land.”
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About February 15, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith gave Martin Harris a transcript of characters from the book of Lehi on the gold plates and their translation, which Harris took to show scholars in Albany and New York City.

April 12, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Martin Harris returned to Joseph Smith's home in Harmony, where he began to help with the translation of the 116 Book of Mormon pages from the book of Lehi that were later lost.

June 14, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith completed the translation of the book of Lehi, and Martin Harris took the 116 manuscript pages to Palmyra, New York, to show selected members of his family as bound by covenant.

June 15, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph and Emma Smith's first child, a boy later named Alvin, was born but died within hours.

About July 1, 1828

Manchester, New York—
Joseph Smith arrived at his father's farm and learned from Martin Harris that the 116 manuscript pages of the book of Lehi had been lost.

About July 8, 1828

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received through the Urim and Thummim Doctrine and Covenants 3, a revelation calling him to repentance after entrusting Martin Harris with 116 pages of translation from the book of Lehi, which were lost.

November 25, 1828

Ontario County, New York—
Smith v. Worden: In the Supreme Court of Ontario County, a writ of collection was returned by Deputy George Smith of Wayne County, New York. The sheriff was given a writ of execution on Sylvester Worden's property. No more information has been found.

About February 1, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 4, a revelation for his father, Joseph Smith Sr., containing qualifications for missionary service.

Spring 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 10, a revelation about the designs of wicked men who had made alterations to the 116 lost manuscript pages. Parts of this revelation may have been received as early as summer 1828.

March 2, 1829

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
At the urging of Martin Harris, who sought assurance that Joseph Smith had the gold plates, Joseph received the revelation found in Doctrine and Covenants 5. Three witnesses to the Book of Mormon are promised.


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