LDS History, 7 June 1838

-- 7 June 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Alvin Salisbury, the fourth child and second son of Katharine Smith Salisbury and Wilkins J. Salisbury, is born en route to Missouri, about thirty-five miles from Huntsville. Lucy becomes very ill from exposure. (1)

-- 1838 June 17
Sidney Rigdon delivers the "Salt Sermon" which generated much excitement in the church and among detractors. (2)

-- 17/19 June 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Sidney Rigdon's "salt sermon" intensifies hostilities. The Danites are organized around this time. (1)

-- 17 June 1838
[Missouri War] Sidney Rigdon delivers "Salt Sermon" condemning Mormon dissenters. (3)

-- ca. 19 June 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Through her faith Lucy's strength is restored. Her family is reunited at Huntsville, Missouri. They reach Far West a few days later. (1)

-- 19 June 1838
[Missouri War] After receiving warning, dissenters flee from Caldwell County. (3)

-- 1838 June 25
A Mormon settlement is established in a church conference above Wight's ferry on Spring Hill in Daviess County. The site is named as Adam-ondi-Ahman. (2)

-- 1838 June 28
Adam-ondi-Ahman is formed into a stake and thus a gathering place for members of the church. It is the third stake established in the church. John Smith is named president of the stake, with Reynolds Cahoon and Lyman Wight counselors. Vinson Knight is acting bishop. President John Smith then organizes the High Council: John Lemon, Daniel Stanton, Mayhew Hillman, Daniel Carter, Isaac Perry, Harrison Sagers, Alanson Brown, Thomas Gordon, Lorenzo Barnes, George A. Smith, Harvey Olmstead, Ezra Thayer. (2)

-- June 28, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Adam-ondi-Ahman, Missouri. Joseph Smith held a conference where he organized the high council and a stake of Zion, with his uncle John Smith as president. (4)

-- 1838 June 28
[Joseph Smith] Organized stake at Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess County. (5)

-- 28 June 1838
[Missouri War] Mormons lay out town and organize a Stake of Zion at Adam-ondi-Ahman in Daviess County. (3)

-- During June 1838
[Missouri War] Danites organize in Far West. (3)

-- 1 July 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] About this time Joseph Jr. arranges for Joseph Sr. and Lucy to manage a large tavern he bought from Sidney Gilbert. (1)

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 - Stephen C. LeSueur: The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839
4 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
5 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839

Clair Barrus