Mormon History, Feb 28, 1835

Mormon History Chronology / Timeline

-- Feb 28, 1835
[Lucy Mack Smith] Organization of the Quorum of the Seventy. (1)

[Lucy Mack Smith] The Seventy are chosen from those who went on Zion's Camp. Joseph Young, Hazen Aldrich, Levi W. Hancock, Sylvester Smith, Leonard Rich, Zebedee Coltrin, and Lyman Sherton are the seven presidents. (2)

-- During 1835 February
[Joseph Smith] Organizes Quorum of Twelve Apostles and Quorum of Seventy. (3)

-- During Feb 1835
Book of Commandments says Oliver Cowdery had the gift of the rod. Doctrine and Covenants says Oliver Cowdery had the gift of Aaron. (4)

Doctrine and Covenants (formerly Book of Commandments) Revised, with William W. Phelps assisting; U&T added. Section 101, verse 4 prohibits polygamy. (4)

Messenger & Advocate prints Oliver Cowdery's letter correcting Joseph Smith's age at the time of the revival to 17 (as an error in type) and specifies the date as Sep 21, 1823. (4)

-- Mar 1, 1835
Joseph Young: "ordained" a president of First Council of Seventy 1 Mar. 1835 (5)

Sylvester Smith: Seventies president 1 Mar. 1835 (5)

Zebedee Coltrin: Seventy 1835 and "ordained" Seventies president 1 Mar. 1835 (5)

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith met with the high council and ordained many of the newly called members of the First Quorum of the Seventy, including George A. Smith, who later became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (6)

[Smith, George Albert] Ordained member of First Quorum of Seventy 1 March 1835. (7)

-- Mar 5, 1835
[Murdock, John] Received patriarchal blessing 20 February 1835 from Joseph Smith, Sr. Left on mission to Delaware County, New York, 5 March 1835. (7)

-- Mar 7, 1835
[April or May] Joseph allegedly instructs Marvel Davis and S. W. Denton to assassinate Grandison Newell, but at the last moment the two back out. (8)

1 - Proctor, Scott and Maurine Jensen, editors, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - Joseph Smith Papers, Timeline of Events,
4 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology,"
5 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47
6 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
7 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
8 - Kenny, Scott, "Mormon History 1830-1844,"

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