Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Today in Church History 12/10

--1810 Dec. 10
Rebecca Marie Cowdery born to William & Keziah Cowdery in Williamson, Ontario, NY.

--about Monday, December 10, 1827
Harmony, Joseph and Emma move into the old Jesse Hale house.

--1830 December 10
Sidney Rigdon and Edward Partridge meet Joseph in Waterloo, New York, a short distance from David Whitmer's home in Fayette township. Lucy says Edward was baptized the day after he and Sidney arrived in Waterloo. Lucy, 505.

--about December 10, 1830
Fayette, New York. Joseph Smith welcomed Sidney Rigdon and Edward Partridge from Mentor and Painesville, Ohio respectively.

--10 Dec (Tue) 1833|Joseph Smith wrote to the Church leaders in Missouri, confessing he did not understand why God had allowed such a disaster to befall the Mormons of Jackson county.

--1833 December 10
Joseph writes brethren in Missouri to use the courts, write the governor and the president, but do not sell their lands. PWJS 328-332.

--December 10, 1833
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith wrote a consoling letter to the Saints in Missouri who had been exiled from their homes in Jackson County.

--December 10, 1835
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith labored with the brethren to put out a fire in the Kirtland board kiln.

--10 Dec (Sun) 1837|Joseph Smith arrived at Kirtland from Missouri. During his absence a number of prominent Mormons, including Warren Parrish, John F. Boynton, Luke S. Johnson and Joseph Coe, had united together to reform the Church at Kirtland and restore its original name: "Church of Christ."

--1837 December 10
Joseph returns to Kirtland. Thomas B. Marsh

HC 2:528.

--10-Dec 1837
Joseph Smith returns to Kirtland; writes that Warren Parrish, John F. Boynton, Luke S. Hohnson, Joseph Coe and other were united to overthrow him and intended to restore the Church's original name, "Church of Christ."

--1838 December 10
Committee of Edward Partridge, Heber C. Kimball, John Taylor, Theodore Turley, Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George W. Harris, John Murdock, and John M. Burk draft a petition to the state legislature detailing the Mormon side of the conflict. HC 3:217-224.

--1843 10 Dec.
Sunday prayer meeting in the upper room of Joseph Smith's store; "Joseph not present," and "Brigham Young presided," apparently for the first time (HC, JS-F, MAQ).

--1843 10 Dec.
Young presides over the regular prayer circle meeting of the Anointed Quorum for the first time.

--1845 10 Dec.
At 3 p.m. Anointed Quorum members began re-performing for each other in the Nauvoo temple the first washing and anointing they had previously received in various non-temple buildings. At 7:40 p.m., they began "to commence and go through with the ordinances" of the endowment ceremony. The re-performance of these ordinances continued until 3 a.m. for these previously endowed members of the Anointed Quorum (WC-S). HC emphasizes females as the officiators, specifically Mary Ann Young, Vilate Kimball, and Elizabeth Ann Whitney, and itemizes the joint participation of females and males: Brigham and Mary Ann Young, Heber and Vilate Kimball, Orson and Nancy Marinda Hyde, Parley and Mary Ann Pratt, John and Leonora Taylor, George and Bathsheba Smith, Willard Richards (whose only endowed wife had died), Amasa and Maria Louisa Lyman, John and Mary Page, John and Clarissa Smith, Lucy Mack Smith, Newel and Elizabeth Ann Whitney, George and Catharine Miller, William and Sally Phelps,

John M. Bernhisel, Alpheus and Lois Cutler, Levi Richards, Reynolds and Thirza Cahoon, William Clayton (whose endowed wives were inexplicably not present), Lucien and Phebe Woodworth, Orson and Catharine Spencer, and widows Agnes M. Smith, Mercy R. Thompson, and Mary Fielding Smith.

--1845 10 December-7 February 1846
Saints completed more than 5,000 endowments in the Nauvoo Temple.

--Dec 10,1862
Deseret News reports that Church Historian's Office is displaying sample of tobacco crops grown in Provo during past summer.

--10-Dec 1914
Joseph Smith III dies, Kirkland, OH.

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