LDS History, Jun 28, 1844

-- Jun 28, 1844
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph and Hyrum Smiths bodies were brought through Nauvoo to the Mansion House (the Prophets home) on two wagons, where thousands of Saints were gathered to lament their death. (1)

Funeral of Hyrum and Joseph Smith. (2)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Willard Richards, Samuel H. Smith, Artois Hamilton, and his two sons return the bodies to Nauvoo. (3)

-- Jun 29, 1844
Before the public funeral, about 10000 Latter-day Saints viewed the Bodies of Joseph and Hyrum at the Mansion House in Nauvoo. Afterwards, two fake coffins were filled with sand instead of the real bodies and buried. Following this, at about Midnight, the real coffins were buried secretly in the basement of the yet to be completed Nauvoo House. (4)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith were buried. (1)

-- Jul 9, 1844
[Wilford Woodruff] Learns of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, which occurred on June 27. (5)

-- Jul 30, 1844
[Lucy Mack Smith] Death of Samuel Harrison. (6)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Samuel Harrison Smith dies at Nauvoo of complications brought on by exertion on the day of his brothers deaths. (3)

-- Aug 6, 1844
[Heber C. Kimball] Returns to Nauvoo, Illinois. (7)

[Wilford Woodruff] Returns to Nauvoo with other members of the Quorum of the Twelve. (5)

-- Aug 8, 1844
At Church meeting, Nauvoo, mantle of Prophet fell upon senior apostle, Brigham Young. Apostles sustained by people to lead Church. [See Succession in the Presidency; Quorum of the Twelve.] (8)

Leadership of the Church under the Twelve Apostles approved by the majority of the Saints in Nauvoo. (9)

A conference is held in Nauvoo, Illinois to determine Smith's successor. A majority decides to follow Brigham Young. (10)

[Lucy Mack Smith] At a confrontation between Sidney Rigdon and Brigham Young, a majority of the congregation votes to sustain Young and the Twelve. (3)

-- Aug 08, 1844
[U.S. Religious History] Brigham Young was chosen to lead the Mormons. (11)

-- Aug 8, 1844
[Wilford Woodruff] Attends a conference in which the Latter-day Saints sustain President Brigham Young and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as the leaders of the Church. (5)

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4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
5 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, Utah
6 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
7 - 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
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Mormon History Timeline /Chronology