LDS History, 1845-46

-- During 1845-46
[Heber C. Kimball] Anti-Mormons organize to drive Mormons from Illinois. (1)

-- During 1845
[OREGON TRAIL] An estimated 5000 Oregon-bound emigrants are on the Trail this year, most of them departing from Independence and Westport. Sam Barlow's party arrives late at The Dalles and strikes out to find an overland route around the south shoulder of Mount Hood. Stephen Meek leads a party through the uncharted reaches of central Oregon, gets lost in the high desert, and still beats Barlow to The Dalles. (2)

[Periodicals] The New York Messenger; Parley P. Pratt New York City, New York (News Paper) (3)

-- During 1845-1865
[Periodicals] Prophetic Almanac; Orson Pratt New York City, New York (Periodical) (3)

-- During 1845
[West] Texas became the 28th state (December 29). (4)

-- Jan 11, 1846
[Quorum of the Twelve] Orson Hyde disfellowshipped for second time but reinstated a few days later. (5)

-- Jan 14, 1846
[Lucy Mack Smith] Howard Coray is paid $200 for "compiling" Lucy's history and $35 for transcribing it. Martha is not mentioned. (6)

-- During Jan. 1846
[Lucy Mack Smith] Howard and Martha Jane Coray are endowed, then leave Nauvoo. (6)

-- Feb 4, 1846
Saints began their evacuation from Nauvoo; other Saints left New York City for California on ship Brooklyn, under the leadership of Samuel Brannan. (7)

Nauvoo Saints began crossing Mississippi River to move west. Some eastern Saints sailed from New York City for California on ship Brooklyn. (8)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Saints begin exodus from Nauvoo to the West. (9)

-- Feb 04, 1846
[U.S. Religious History] Mormon settlers leave Nauvoo, Missouri, to begin the settlement of the West. (10)

-- Feb 9, 1846
[Quorum of the Twelve] John E. Page disfellowshipped. He was excommunicated on June 27, 1846 (5)

-- Feb 4, 1846
[Deseret] Brigham Young and 3,000 Mormons set out for Utah (11)

-- During 1846 February
In the beginning of this month, the exodus of the Saints from Nauvoo commenced. (12)

-- During February 1846
[Heber C. Kimball] Leaves Nauvoo to commence the exodus west. (1)

1 - Kimball, Stanley B. (editor), On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball, Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1987
2 - Clackamas Heritage Partners,
3 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
4 - Hale, Van, Mormon Miscellaneous, Rocky Mountain Prophecy,
5 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
6 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
8 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
9 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
10 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
11 - Legends of America, Old West Timeline,
12 - Richards, Franklin Dewey and Little, James A., Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
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