LDS History, 9 Dec. 1834

-- 9 Dec. 1834
[Lucy Mack Smith] At a family blessing meeting, Joseph Sr. refers to his and Lucy's firstborn dead son (Lucy later remembered this child as a daughter) and at least one occasion when he had been intoxicated. He pronounces patriarchal blessings on members of the family, recorded by Oliver Cowdery. (1)

-- 9 December 1834
[Patriarchal Blessings] Patriarchal Blessing of Joseph Smith, Jr., given by Joseph Smith, Sr. stated "thou shalt stand on Mount Zion when the tribes of Jacob come shouting from the north, and with thy brethren, the sons of Ephraim, crown them in the name of Jesus Christ: Thou shalt see thy Redeemer come in the clouds of heaven (2)

-- about December 27, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith wrote a letter to Oliver Cowdery. (3)

-- 1834
[Membership] Church Membership at end of year: 4,372
New Converts : 1,232
Percent Change from previous year: 39.24% (4)

-- 1834 December 31
[Wilford Woodruff] Consecrates personal property to Mormon church (5)

-- 1835-1837
Warren Parrish -- 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) (6)

-- 1835-1836
[Periodicals] Northern Times, The; Frederick G. Williams Kirtland, Ohio (News Paper) (7)

-- 1835
[West] Texas revolted against Mexico. (8)

-- 1835 Fall
Emma Smith compiled hymns for publication. (9)

-- about January 8, 1835
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. During the month of January, Joseph Smith was engaged in the School of the Prophets and in preparing a set of lectures on theology for publication in the Doctrine and Covenants. (3)

-- 1835 January 13
[Wilford Woodruff] Departs on church mission to Tennessee and Kentucky; companions include Warren Parrish and Abraham O. Smoot (5)

-- 1835, January 13
[Wilford Woodruff] Leaves Missouri for his first full-time mission, preaching the gospel in Arkansas and Tennessee. (10)

-- 1835 February
[Joseph Smith] [Joseph Smith] Organizes Quorum of Twelve Apostles and Quorum of Seventy. (11)

1 - 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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3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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5 - Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898: Typescript Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books, Midvale, Utah. Chronology
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7 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
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10 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Clair Barrus