Mormon History, 28 June-Jul 25, 1831

/Mormon History Chronology/
-- 28 June-Jul 25, 1831
[Lucy Mack Smith] The Colesville Saints leave Thompson, Ohio, and arrive at Kaw Township, Missouri. (1)

-- Jun 30, 1831
Late June early July Joseph and party meet Campbellite Evangelist Walter Scott in Cincinnati. He is not interested. (2)

William E. McLellin leaves Paris, Illinois for Independence. (2)

-- Between Jun 1831 and Jul 1831
Edward Partridge moves from Kirtland to Independence, MO with Sidney Rigdon, Martin Harris, William W. Phelps, and others. (3)

-- Jul 1831
[Black History] Smith identifies Negroes as lineage of Canaan, "The first Sabbath after our arrival in Jackson county, Brother W. W. Phelps preached to a western audience over the boundary of the United States, wherein were present specimens of all the families of the earth; Shem, Ham and Japheth; several of the Lamanites or Indians--representative of Shem; quite a respectable number of negroes--descendants of Ham; and the balance was made up of citizens of the surrounding country..." (History of the Church, 1:190). (4)

-- July 1831
[Temple] Independence Temple; Location: Independence, Missouri; Announcement: July 1831; Notes: Site Dedicated 1 August 1831 when cornerstones laid by Joseph Smith. The plat for the City of Zion (Independence, Missouri) originally called for 24 temples at the center of the city. A temple has never been built at this location because the temple's site, as designated by Joseph Smith, Jr, is occupied by an LDS denomination known as the Church of Christ (Temple Lot). (5)

-- summer of 1831
[Phelps, William Wines] Traveled to Jackson County, Missouri, in summer of 1831. (6)

-- Jul 1, 1831
[Black History] Joseph Smith calls "Negroes" of lineage of Ham, (7)

-- Jul 3, 1831
Colesville church boards a steamer at Wellsville, Ohio. (2)

-- Jul 14, 1831
(Thursday) Joseph, Edward Partridge , Martin Harris, W. W. Phelps, and Joseph Coe reach Independence . (2)

[Joseph Smith] Independence, Missouri. Joseph Smith and his party arrived in Independence from Kirtland, Ohio, after being shown in vision where the temple at Independence and the city of Zion would be located. (8)

-- Jul 16, 1831
They say that a miracle was worked in their behalf, by clearing a passage through the ice at Buffalo-some of them affect a power even to raise the dead, and perchance, (such is the weakness of human nature), really believe that they can do it! The chiefs of those people appear to exempt themselves from labor, and herein is, probably, the grand object for which they have established this new religion. "Mormonism," Niles Weekly Register (Baltimore), July 16, 1831. (2)

-- Jul 17, 1831
Joseph, Oliver, Martin, W. W. Phelps, Joseph Coe, Ziba Peterson, and Joshua Lewis cross the border into Indian Territory, where W. W. Phelps preaches to the Indians and Joseph receives a revelation. (2)

1 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
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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
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8 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith

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