LDS History, 1830-1838

-- 1830-1838
Sidney Rigdon -- primary scribal author for this period. Writings used in assembling The History of the Church (often cited as HC) (originally entitled History of Joseph Smith; first published under the title History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; nicknamed Documentary History of the Church or DHC) (1)

-- 1830
[John Taylor] Parents and remainder of family emigrate to Toronto, Canada, leaving him in England to settle family business. (2)

[U.S. Marriage History] Right of married woman to own property in her own name (instead of all property being owned exclusively by the husband) in Mississippi. (3)

-- 1830-1840
[U.S. Religious History] U.S. Second Great Awakening (reaching a peak, 1830s & 1840s), Rise of Christian groups (Restorationists) (4)

-- 1830 Jan
[Lucy Mack Smith] Palmyra citizens agree not to purchase copies of Book of Mormon. (5)

-- 1830 Jan 2
[Lucy Mack Smith] Abner Cole begins illegally publishing parts of the Book of Mormon. (5)

-- late Jan. 1830
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. returns to Manchester to force Cole to stop publishing extracts from the Book of Mormon. (6)

-- 1830 March
The Book of Mormon goes on sale. (7)

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2 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 - Milton Backman, Regional Studies, British Isles, Birth of Mormonism, p.27. Preliminaries to the Restoration: Chronology
5 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
6 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
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Clair Barrus