LDS History, January 7, 1836

-- January 7, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith attended a feast at Bishop Newel K. Whitneys to which the poor were invited. (1)

-- January 8, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith made rapid progress at the Hebrew school. The plastering and hard-finishing of the outside of the Kirtland Temple was finished. (1)

-- January 9, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith accepted an invitation from Bishop Newel K. Whitney to attend a similar dinner party as on January 7 for the poor and the lame. (1)

-- January 12, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith called on the First Presidency in the morning and met with Russell Weaver, a Unitarian preacher, in the afternoon. (1)

-- January 13, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith presided over a meeting with Church leaders from Kirtland and Clay County, Missouri. The brethren sang William W. Phelpss hymn Adam-ondi-Ahman, and new members of various councils were called and ordained in preparation for the coming Solemn Assembly. (1)

-- 13 Jan. 1836
[Lucy Mack Smith] Jerusha, fifth child and third daughter of Hyrum and Jerusha Smith, is born. (2)

-- January 14, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith met with a council to draft the rules and regulations for the Kirtland Temple in preparation for its completion. He then performed two marriages in the evening. (1)

-- 1836 January 15
Further organizing the priesthood, presidents of each priesthood quorum are called for the Kirtland Stake of Zion, as is a president of the Kirtland Temple, now nearing completion. (3)

-- January 17, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith performed three marriages to establish the Churchs right to marry by proclamation. (1)

-- January 18, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. The School of the Prophets, instructed by Joseph Smith, moved into a third-floor room of the Kirtland Temple, adjoining the Hebrew school. (1)

-- January 20, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith performed the marriage of John F. Boynton and Susan Lowell. (1)

-- 1836 January 21
The authorities of the Church attended to the ordinances of anointing and blessing each other in the Kirtland Temple. (4)

Joseph Smith states that he had received a vision in which he saw that salvation is possible for those who die without a knowledge of the gospel (D&C 137). (3)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - 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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4 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306

Clair Barrus