LDS History, 1839, mid-April

-- 1839, mid-April
[Joseph Smith] While being transferred on a change of venue from Gallatin to Columbia, Missouri, is allowed by his guards to escape. (1)

-- 15 Apr. 1839
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph, Hyrum, Lyman Wight, Alexander McRae, and Caleb Baldwin begin their journey to Boone County. They are allowed to escape that night. (2)

-- 1839 Apr 15
[Lucy Mack Smith] On way to Boone County on change of venue, Joseph and others allowed to escape. (3)

-- about April 16, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Gallatin, Missouri. While traveling to Boone County under the guard of Sheriff William Morgan and four men, Joseph Smith and his company were encouraged to escape from the guards, who then all became drunk. (4)

-- April 16, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Joseph is allowed to escape. (5)

-- 1839 April 16
[Joseph Smith] Allowed to escape while en route to Columbia for trial, Chariton County, Missouri. (6)

-- 16 April 1839
[Missouri War] Smith and other prisoners escape from their guards and return to Saints, who are gathering at Quincy, Illinois. (7)

-- 21 Apr. 1839
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy receives spiritual assurance that Joseph and Hyrum will reach Quincy the next day and prophesies as much to Edward Partridge. That night she sees them in a vision, sleeping on the prairie without blankets or food. (2)

-- April 22, 1839
[Joseph Smith] Quincy, Illinois. Joseph Smith arrived at Quincy after escaping from his unjust imprisonment in Missouri. (4)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph arrives in Illinois and is reunited with his family. (5)

-- 1839 April 22
[Joseph Smith] Reunited with family, who were residing in home of John and Sarah Cleveland, Quincy, Illinois. (6)

-- 1839, April 22
[Joseph Smith] Rejoins his family in Quincy, Illinois. (1)

-- 22 Apr. 1839
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph, Hyrum, and the three other escapees reach Quincy, Illinois. (2)

1 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
2 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
3 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
4 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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6 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
7 - Stephen C. LeSueur: The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839