Mormon History, Apr 30, 1831

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-- Apr 30, 1831
The first time Joseph and family came to Kirtland they lived with Isaac Morley, Lucy's father. Later "Father Morley" built a small house for them on his farm. The twins were born here. Lucy [Morley] and her elder sister kept house for Emma Smith while she was ill. Lucy Diantha Morley Allen reminiscence, "Joseph Smith, the Prophet," Young Woman's Journal 17: 537. (1)

Son and daughter of Joseph and Emma Smith born and died at Kirtland, OH. (2)

[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smiths wife, Emma Smith gave birth to twins, a son and daughter, who lived only three hours. They were later identified in family records as Thadeus and Louisa. (3)

[Joseph Smith] Joseph and Emma have twins. The twins die the same day. They adopt twins born to John Murdock after his wife dies. (4)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph and Emmas twins, Thaddeus and Louisa, are born and die. (5)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Julia Murdock passes away in childbirth with twins. (5)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Emma gives birth to twins (Thaddeus and Louisa) in Kirtland. They die within three hours. She adopts John and Julia Murdock's twins, born the same dayJoseph and Juliawhen the mother dies in childbirth. (6)

[Murdock, John] Wife, Julia, died 30 April 1831. (7)

-- 1831 May
Sidney Rigdon baptizes his brother, Carvel. MS 16:835. (1)

[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucy Mack Smith and group arrive in Kirtland. (5)

-- 1831, May
Fayette, Colesville, and Manchester branches of Church in New York arrived in Kirtland-Thompson areas, OH. (8)

-- May 1831
[Booth, Ezra] Converted to Church through miraculous healing of Elsa Johnsons arm about May 1831. (7)

John Corrill instructed to labor in the vineyard. (2)

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3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
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5 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
6 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
7 - 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
8 - Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History

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