LDS History, Jan 1, 1849 - 23 May 1854

-- Jan 1, 1849 - 23 May 1854
[Change in Presiding Church Patriarch Office] John Smith "Uncle John"; brother of Joseph Smith, Sr. (1)

-- Jan 1, 1849
[Financial] Printers issue the first $1 denomination of "valley currency." The new notes are signed by Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball and Thomas Bullock. (2)

-- Jan 4, 1849
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy writes to William from Nauvoo. (3)

-- Feb 12, 1849
Charles C. Rich, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, and Franklin D. Richards are ordained apostles and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. This is done to replace those serving in the First Presidency and to replace the vacancy caused by the excommunication of Lyman Wight. (4)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Charles C. Rich, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, and Franklin D. Richards ordained. (5)

-- Mar 4, 1849
[Utah War] In SLC a committee was appointed to draft a constitution in hopes that Congress would create a Mormon state. (6)

-- Mar 5, 1849
Provisional state of Deseret created. (7)

-- During 1849 March
Icarians settled in Nauvoo, Illinois. (7)

-- During March 1849
[Heber C. Kimball] Becomes Chief Justice of the State of Deseret. (8)

-- May 4, 1849
[Utah War] John Bernhisel was sent to Washington to lobby for Utah territorial status. (6)

-- May 12, 1849
[U.S. Religious History] Brigham Young announced to the Council of Fifty that the local Indians could not be converted and that it didn't matter "whether they kill one another off or Some body else" did it. (9)

-- Jul 2, 1849
[Heber C. Kimball] Becomes Lt. Governor of the State of Deseret. (8)

-- Jul 24, 1849,
[Deseret] the first celebration to commemorate the entrance of the pioneers into the Great Salt (10)

-- During 1849 July
[Utah War] The territories were governed by political appointees of the President, approved by the Senate. These included the governor, secretary, three judges of three districts who also comprised the supreme court, U.S. marshal and U.S. attorney. Because these positions were likely to be filled by outsiders, the decision was made to apply rather for statehood. (6)

-- Aug 28, 1849
[Deseret] Captain Howard Stansbury and Lt. John W. Gunnison arrived in the Salt Lake Valley to survey the area. (10)

-- Sep 10, 1849
[Lucy Mack Smith] John M. Bernhisel visits Lucy in Nauvoo. (3)

1 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Presiding Patriarchs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
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3 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
4 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism),
5 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
6 - Hale, Van, Mormon Miscellaneous, Utah War Chronology,
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
8 - 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
9 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
10 - History to Go, Pioneers and Cowboys,
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology