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1800

1807

January
February
March

March 1, 1807

Wilford is born in Farmington Township (...

April
May
June

June 7, 1807

Wilford is baptized in the Northington C...

July
August
September
October
November
December

1808

January
February
March
April
May
June

June 11, 1808

Wilford's mother, Beulah Thompson Woodru...

July
August
September
October
November
December

1809

January

1801 - 1809

Thomas Jefferson is third President of 1...

February
March

March 4, 1809

James Madison is inaugurated as fourth P...

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
 
 
 
 
 
 
1810
 
 
 
 
 
 
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

November 9, 1810

Wilford's father Aphek marries Azubah Ha...

December

1811

1812

1813

1814

1815

1816

1817

January
February
March

March 4, 1817

James Monroe inaugurated as fifth Presid...

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1818

1819

 
 
 
 
 
 
1820
 
 
 
 
 
 
January
February
March
April

Spring 1820

Joseph Smith's First Vision in a grove n...

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1821

January
February
March
April
May

May 1, 1821

Wilford completes general education at a...

June

1821 - 1826

Wilford works summers, continues schooli...

July
August
September
October
November
December

1822

1823

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September

September 21, 1823

Joseph Smith's second vision: instructio...

October
November
December

1824

1825

January
February
March

March 4, 1825

John Quincy Adams is inaugurated as sixt...

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1826

1827

January
February
March
April

1827 - 1830

Wilford manages flour mill in East Avon,...

May
June
July
August
September

September 22, 1827

Joseph Smith receives records to begin t...

October
November
December

1828

1829

January
February
March

March 4, 1829

Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as seventh...

April
May

May - June 1829

Aaronic and Melchizedek priesthoods are...

June

June 1829

Joseph Smith finishes translating the Bo...

July
August
September
October
November
December
 
 
 
 
 
 
1830
 
 
 
 
 
 
January

1830

Church membership reaches 200; the popul...

February
March

March 26, 1830

First copies of the Book of Mormon are a...

April

Spring 1830

Wilford is 23 years old when Robert Maso...

April 6, 1830

Joseph Smith officially organizes the Ch...

May

May 1830

Wilford hired by Collins Axe Company to...

June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Dec 1830 - Jan 1831

God instructs Joseph Smith to move the C...

1831

January

1831 - 1832

Wilford works in Cowles mill in Farmingt...

February
March
April
May

May 5, 1831

Wilford is baptized by immersion by Geor...

June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1832

January
February

February 16, 1832

Joseph Smith receives revelation regardi...

March

March 8, 1832

First Presidency of the High Priesthood...

Spring 1832

Wilford reads newspaper article about th...

April

Spring 1832

Wilford feels inspired to go to Rhode Is...

May

May 1832

Wilford and his brothers purchase a farm...

June
July
August
September
October
November
December

December 1832

Joseph Smith commanded to build a temple...

1833

January
February
March
April
May
June

June 5, 1833

Construction of the Kirtland Temple begi...

July

July 23, 1833

Cornerstones laid for the Kirtland Templ...

August
September
October
November
December

December 29, 1833

Wilford hears the restored gospel for th...

December 31, 1833

Wilford is baptized and confirmed by Zer...

1834

January

January 1834

Wilford begins preaching with Harry Brow...

January 2, 1834

Richland Branch of Church organized by Z...

February
March
April

April 1, 1834

Wilford is directed by Parley P. Pratt a...

April 11, 1834

Wilford leaves New York to join Church m...

April 25, 1834

Wilford arrives in Kirtland, Ohio, where...

May

May - June 1834

Wilford travels with Zion's Camp to Miss...

June
July

July - Dec 1834

Wilford works in Clay County, Missouri,...

August
September
October
November

November 5, 1834

Wilford ordained a priest by Simeon Cart...

November 13, 1834

Wilford licensed by Edward Partridge as...

December

December 31, 1834

Wilford consecrates himself and all his...

1835

January

January 13, 1835

Wilford leaves for his first mission in...

February

February 14, 1835

The first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles...

March
April
May
June

June 28, 1835

Wilford ordained an Elder by Warren Parr...

July
August
September
October
November
December

1836

January

January 21, 1836

First washings and anointings administer...

February
March

March 27, 1836

Kirtland Temple is dedicated. ##Doctrine...

April

April 3, 1836

Jesus Christ appears in Kirtland Temple;...

April 19, 1836

Wilford called to be a member of the Sec...

April 22, 1836

Wilford stays in Samuel Smith's home (fa...

May

May 31, 1836

Wilford ordained a Seventy in Second Quo...

June
July
August
September
October

October 25, 1836

Wilford leaves mission in Kentucky to re...

November

November 7, 1836

Wilford votes in national elections for...

November 25, 1836

Wilford returns to Kirtland from mission...

November 27, 1836

Wilford spends his first day in the Kirt...

December

December 1836

Wilford studies Latin and Greek in the K...

1837

January

Jan - April 1837

Wilford attends School of the Prophets.

January 3, 1837

Wilford called to be a member of the Fir...

January 28, 1837

Wilford introduced to Phebe Whittemore C...

February
March

March 4, 1837

Martin Van Buren inaugurated as the eigh...

April

April 1837

Wilford attends Solemn Assembly and rece...

April 13, 1837

Wilford and Phebe married by Frederick G...

April - May 1837

Wilford and Phebe live with Warren and M...

April 15, 1837

Wilford receives his patriarchal blessin...

May

May 1837

Woodruffs live with Jonathan and Olive H...

May - July 1837

Phebe stays with Olive Hale while Jonath...

June

June - July 1837

Wilford visits childhood homes in Connec...

July

July 12, 1837

Wilford baptizes his Uncle Ozem, Aunt Ha...

August