LDS History, 1840 September 14

-- 1840 September 14
Joseph Smith, Sen., died in Nauvoo. (1)

-- September 14, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smiths father, Joseph Smith Sr., died. (2)

[Joseph Smith] Josephs father dies. (3)

-- 14 Sept. 1840
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph Sr. dies after ordaining Hyrum patriarch to the church and giving his children blessings. (4)

-- 1840 Sept 14
[Lucy Mack Smith] Death of Joseph Sr. (5)

-- about September 15, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. On the same day as Joseph Smith Sr.s funeral, Lilburn W. Boggs, governor of Missouri, demanded the extradition of Joseph Smith Jr. as a fugitive from justice. (2)

-- 15 Sept. 1840
[Lucy Mack Smith] Robert B. Thompson preaches Joseph Sr.'s funeral sermon. (4)

-- During 1840, September
[Joseph Smith] In an address by the First Presidency to the Church, announces that the time has come to begin building a temple in Nauvoo. (6)

-- October 3, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith presided at a three-day general conference of the Church. (2)

-- October 3-4, 1840
[Joseph Smith] A conference is held; Joseph speaks on building a temple in Nauvoo, baptism for the dead, and the restoration of all ordinances. (3)

-- 3 Oct. 1840
[Lucy Mack Smith] A conference at Nauvoo decides to build a temple, each Saint tithing his tenth-day's labor to the project. (4)

-- 1840 October 6
[Wilford Woodruff] British Mission conference; membership rose from 1,113 to 3,621 during preceding twelve months (7)

-- 1840 October 17
[Wilford Woodruff] Returns to London (7)

1 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
2 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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4 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
5 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
6 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
7 - Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898: Typescript Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books, Midvale, Utah. Chronology
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