Joseph Smith Jr.

On This Day

February 1, 1835

Geauga County, Ohio—
State of Ohio v. Hurlbut: A writ of execution was issued and delivered to Sheriff Jabez Tracy. It was returned to the court on March 29, 1836, with "Nothing made."

February 22, 1836

Kirtland, Ohio—
Joseph Smith baptized John O. Waterman and filled out records on eleven marriages he had performed in the last three months.

February 22, 1837

Geauga County, Ohio—
Martindale v. Smith: Joseph Smith and others were arrested and released on $10,000 bond each.

About February 1839

Liberty, Missouri—
All six inmates in Liberty Jail petitioned Judge Joel Turnham for a writ of habeas corpus. Only Sidney Rigdon's was granted. They were all returned to jail; Rigdon was released that night and was pursued but succeeded in arriving in Illinois.

About February 22, 1840

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—
Joseph Smith wrote his autograph in the family album of the Wilkinsons, nonmembers in Philadelphia who later joined the Church.
  • Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, Joseph Smith, pp. 497-98
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February 22, 1841

Nauvoo, Illinois—
Nauvoo City Ordinance: Transferred all powers over the educational system in Nauvoo to the City Council.

December 22, 1843

Nauvoo, Illinois—
State v. Eagle: On a complaint of Joseph Smith, John Eagle was charged with robbery and assault with the intent to kill Richard Badham. The defendant was discharged for want of evidence. The case was heard before Justices of the Peace Aaron Johnson and Robert D. Foster.

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.

Pages

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