General Timeline of Church History Events: 1805–1846
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    “General Timeline of Church History Events: 1805–1846,” Latter-day Saint History: 1815–1846 Teacher Material (2018)

    “Timeline,” Latter-day Saint History: 1815–1846 Teacher Material

    General Timeline of Church History Events: 1805–1846

    1805

    Joseph Smith was born.

    1820

    God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith.

    1823

    The angel Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith.

    1827

    Joseph Smith received the golden plates.

    1829

    Joseph Smith completed the Book of Mormon translation.

    1829

    The Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods were restored.

    1830

    The Book of Mormon was published.

    1830

    The Church was organized.

    1831

    Kirtland, Ohio, became a gathering place for the Saints.

    1831

    The Lord designated Independence, Missouri, as the place for the city of Zion.

    1833

    The Saints in Jackson County, Missouri, were forced to leave the county.

    1834

    Joseph Smith led the camp of Israel (Zion’s Camp) from Ohio to Missouri.

    1835

    The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the First Quorum of the Seventy were organized.

    1836

    The Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

    1836

    Priesthood keys were committed to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple.

    1838

    Joseph Smith and other Church leaders moved to Far West, Missouri.

    1838

    Joseph Smith was imprisoned in Liberty Jail.

    1839

    The Saints in Missouri were forced to leave the state.

    1839

    Joseph Smith joined the Saints in Illinois and helped establish Nauvoo.

    1840

    Joseph Smith began teaching about baptisms for the dead.

    1842

    The Relief Society was organized.

    1842

    Joseph Smith presented the endowment ordinance in Nauvoo.

    1843

    Revelation on eternal marriage and plural wives (D&C 132) was recorded.

    1844

    Joseph and Hyrum Smith were assassinated.

    1844

    The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was sustained to lead the Church.

    1846

    Many Saints began their journey to the Salt Lake Valley.

    1846

    The Nauvoo Temple was dedicated.