LDS History, 1838 12 January

-- 1838 12 January
[Joseph Smith] [Joseph Smith] -14 March Flees Kirtland for Far West, Missouri. (1)

-- 1838, January 12
[Joseph Smith] (age 32)Leaves Kirtland for Far West, Missouri, to escape mob violence. (2)

-- 12 Jan. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] A warrant is issued for Joseph Jr. for fraud. He flees toward Missouri with Sidney Rigdon by night. They wait at Norton, Ohio, for their families. (3)

-- 1838 Jan 12
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Jr. and Sidney Rigdon ride at midnight to escape danger in Kirtland. (4)

-- 13 Jan. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Luke Johnson arrests Joseph Sr. for performing a marriage without proper authority but also helps him escape. Joseph Sr. hides at Oliver Snow's for two or three weeks. (3)

-- about January 14, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith prophesied to a council of brethren that he would live at least another five years. (5)

-- about January 16, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Norton Township, Ohio. Fleeing mob violence in Ohio, Joseph Smith traveled to Dublin, Indiana, where he tarried nine days. He was then given $300 from the sale of Brother Nathan Tomlinsons farm, which allowed him to continue his journey. (5)

-- 16 Jan. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] In Dublin, Indiana, Joseph Jr. stays nine days with Brigham Young, who had fled from Kirtland on 22 December. They chop wood to earn money. (3)

-- 1838 January 26
The Far West High Council, meeting with apostles Thomas B. Marsh and David W. Patten, reject the presidency of David Whitmer, John Whitmer, and William Wines Phelps, the stake presidency of Far West. (6)

-- 5 Feb. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] A general assembly at Far West rejects David Whitmer, John Whitmer, and W. W. Phelps for Word of Wisdom violations and for profiteering from land sales. (3)

-- ca. 7 Feb. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Sr. continues his underground existence at Brother Taylor's at New Portage, Ohio, then with Edwin D. Woolley. (3)

-- 11 Feb. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Sophronia Smith Stoddard marries William McCleary at Kirtland. (3)

-- about March 3, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smith received Doctrine & Covenants 113, a revelation identifying the stem of Jesse and the rod and root of Jesse in Isaiah 11. (5)


Footnotes:
1 - http://josephsmithpapers.org/TimelineOfEvents.htm
2 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
3 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
4 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
5 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
6 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19th_century_(Mormonism)

Clair Barrus

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