Today in Church History - Mar 06

-- about Thursday, Mar 06, 1828
[Book of Mormon Translation] Harmony, M Harris departs Harmony to return home. (1)

-- Mar 6, 1831-7
D&C 45 (Kirtland): City of Enoch, signs of second coming, millennium, gather to Zion. Commandment to translate the New Testament. (2)

-- March 6 or 7, 1831
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 45. The Son reminds the Father of his blood and suffering. Believers become his sons, perform miracles. Reasons with followers. City of Enoch. Jews to gather to Jerusalem. Fulness of gospel revealed at beginning of the times of the Gentiles. Scourge and desolation at end of times of the Gentiles. Signs of second coming. Resurrection followed by destruction , conversion of the Jews, who weep for persecuting their king. Satan bound , Jesus' return. Wicked will be cast into the fire, righteous receive earthly reward. Joseph to translate the New Testament. Wars begin soon in America. Gather out of the east. Collect funds to purchase inheritance. New Jerusalem a land of peace, safety.
Manuscripts in the Church Archives, one in the hand of Edward Partridge and another in the hand of William E. McLellin, date the revelation March 6, 1831. (3)

-- Mar 6, 1834
[Joseph Smith] Perrysburg Township, Cattaraugus County, New York. Joseph Smith and Parley P. Pratt held another meeting at Freeman Nickersons home but without success. (4)

-- Before Mar 6, 1837
Alvah Beaman a member. (5)

-- Mar 6, 1837
[Richards, Willard] Ordained elder by Alva Beman 6 March 1837. (6)

-- (Tue) Mar 6, 1838
Zion's Watchman prints Parley P. Pratt's angry letter of May 23, 1837, causing embarrassment to Church leaders in Missouri. Warren Parrish furnished the non-Mormon newspaper with a copy of the problematic letter. (7)

-- Mar 6, 1840
[Joseph Smith] Montrose, Iowa. Joseph Smith attended a meeting of the high council in Iowa and addressed the issue of the law of consecration. (4)

-- Mar 6, 1842
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith preached at Elder Orson Spencers house on the hill near the Nauvoo Temple. (4)

-- Mar 6, 1844
[Polygamy] Theodore Turley polygamous marriage to Eliza Clift (8)

-- Mar 6, 1846
[Marks, William] Appointed counselor to James J. Strang 6 March 1846. (6)

-- Mar 6, 1852
[Taylor, John] Left England for United States 6 March 1852. (6)

[Wilford Woodruff] Legislature adjourns (9)

-- Mar 6, 1859
[Deseret] the first Masonic lodge in Utah is organized at Camp Floyd, under the name, Rocky Mountain Lodge No. 205. (10)

-- Mar 6, 1862
Salt Lake Theatre dedicated. (11)

-- Mar 6, 1872
William W. Phelps dies at Salt Lake. (5)

[Phelps, William Wines] Died 6 March 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (6)

-- Mar 6, 1879
[Wilford Woodruff] Departs for Arizona and New Mexico; spends rest of year there; works among Indians (9)

-- Mar 6, 1895
[Apostle John Henry Smith] After fighting challenges to election, takes seat in convention and is elected president. Presides until its conclusion in May. (12)

[Wilford Woodruff] Abraham O. Smoot dies (9)

-- Mar 6, 1982
[Mark Hofmann] Hofmann calls Ashworth to tell him about another "find." He drives to Ashworth's home in Payson and shows him a 13 January 1873 letter of Martin Harris to Walter Conrad. Ashworth wants it; the tentative selling price is established at $27,000. Ashworth offers to trade documents signed by George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Robert E. Lee. (13)

-- Mar 6, 1999
[Temple] Colonia Juarez Mexico Temple; Location: Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; Announcement: 4 October 1997; Dedication: 6 March 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (14)


1 - http://www.eldenwatson.net/BoM.htm
2 - http://saintswithouthalos.com/dirs/d_c.phtml
3 - http://saintswithouthalos.com/s/_dc.phtml
4 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
5 - http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgv482t8_0d5hdn5cv
6 - Lyndon W. Cook, The Revelation of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
7 - http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm
8 - Smith, George D (Spring 1994), "Nauvoo Roots of Mormon Polygamy, 1841-46: A Preliminary Demographic Report", Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 27
9 - Wilford Woodruff's Journals 1833-1898: Typescript Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books, Midvale, Utah. Chronology
10 - http://historytogo.utah.gov/timeline/pioneersandcowboys.html
11 - http://www.lds.net/forums/scripture-study-forum/12108-church-chronology-1800-2000-part-1-a.html#post214550
12 - Jean Bickmore White, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology
13 - BYU Studies Vol. 29, No. 1, pg.80, The Hofmann Maze, A Book Review Essay with a Chronology and Bibliography of the Hofmann Case by David J. Whittaker
14 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_temples_of_The_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints#List_of_temples

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