Joseph Smith Jr.

On This Day

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.
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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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Events

About April 25, 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith performed the first miracle after the organization of the Church by casting a devil out of Newel Knight.

June 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith received by revelation what is now the first chapter of the book of Moses in the Pearl of Great Price.

June 9, 1830

Fayette, New York—
Joseph Smith conducted the first conference of the Church since its organization, with about thirty members assembled.

In 1830

Hiram, Ohio—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 74, a revelation answering some of his questions about Paul's teachings in 1 Corinthians 7:14.

June 28, 1830

Colesville, New York—
Joseph Smith's wife, Emma, and twelve others were baptized by Oliver Cowdery at the Joseph Knight farm.

June 30, 1830

Fayette, New York—
Joseph Smith's brother Samuel departed on one of the first missions for the Church, traveling into Ontario, Monroe, and Livingston counties in New York.
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About June 30, 1830

South Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York—
People v. Smith: Joseph Smith was tried and discharged by Justice of the Peace Joel Noble on charges of being a disorderly person for claiming that he could discover lost goods.

About July 1, 1830

Broome County, New York—
People v. Smith: Joseph Smith was re-arrested and taken to Broome County to be tried again on the charge of being a disorderly person before Justice of the Peace Joseph Chamberlin. Joseph Smith was acquitted again.

About July 4, 1830

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 24, a revelation relating to his and Oliver Cowdery's callings.

About July 5, 1830

Harmony, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 25, a revelation directing Emma, the "elect lady," to assemble the first hymnbook for the Church.

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