Timeline of Milo Andrus’ Life (with Major Events in LDS Church History)
|Events in Milo Andrus’ Life||Events in LDS Church History|
|1805||Joseph Smith Jr. born in Sharon, Vermont.|
|1814||Born March 6, in Jay Township (now Wilmington), Essex County, New York.|
|1816||The Smith family moved from Vermont to the Palmyra, New York, area.|
|1816-24||Moved with family to Dunkirk, New York; Henrietta, Ohio; and East Norwalk, Ohio.|
|1820||The First Vision: God and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith.|
|1823||The angel Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith and told him of the gold plates that would eventually be translated into the Book of Mormon.|
|1827||Moroni gave the gold plates to Joseph Smith.|
Translation of the Book of Mormon completed by Joseph Smith.
|1830||Moved to Florence, Ohio.||First edition of the Book of Mormon published.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially organized in Fayette, New York.
|1831||Joseph Smith moved to Kirtland, Ohio.|
|1832||Mother Azuba Smith died.||The School of the Prophets began in Kirtland, Ohio.
Recent converts Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball arrived in Kirtland, Ohio, to meet Joseph Smith.
|1833||Married Abigail Jane Daley.
Baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ordained an Elder.
Served two short missions in Ohio.
|Construction began on the Kirtland Temple.|
|1834||Marched to Missouri and back as a member of Zion’s Camp.||Zion’s Camp marched to Missouri.|
|1835||Ordained a member of the Quorum of the Seventy.
Served mission to New York.
|The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the Quorum of the Seventy organized.
The Doctrine and Covenants is accepted as part of the scriptural canon of the Church.
|1836||Helped build the Kirtland temple and was present at the dedication.
Called as president of Florence, Ohio branch.
|Kirtland Temple dedicated.
Saints began to settle in Far West, Missouri.
|1837||Missionaries arrive in the British Isles. This is the first Latter-day Saint mission outside of North America.|
|1836-37||Led Florence branch to Caldwell County, Missouri. Settled just south of Far West.|
|1838||Due to mob persecution, moved from Missouri to Adams County, Illinois (southeast of Nauvoo).||Due to mob persecution, Joseph Smith forced to flee Kirtland, Ohio. He and his family settled in Far West, Missouri.|
|1839||Joseph Smith imprisoned in Liberty jail.|
|1838-40||Served 3rd mission to Ohio.|
|1841||The First Presidency issued a proclamation urging all Saints to gather to Nauvoo, Illinois.
Construction began on the Nauvoo Temple.
|1842||Moved to Nauvoo, Illinois.||Relief Society organized.
Articles of Faith published.
|1844||Called as bishop of Nauvoo 5th ward.
Served 4th mission to Ohio. Activities included campaigning for the presidential candidacy of Joseph Smith.
Helped build Nauvoo temple.
|Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum are murdered while imprisoned in a jail in Carthage, Illinois. Both men had been arrested under false charges.|
|1845||Received endowment in the Nauvoo temple and served as an ordinance worker.
Called as president of one of the Quorums of Seventy.
|Portions of the Nauvoo Temple dedicated.|
|1846||Due to mob persecution in Nauvoo, moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa and then to Winter Quarters, Nebraska.||Due to persecution, the first groups of Saints left Nauvoo for the West.
The Mormon Battalion began march to California.
Winter Quarters established.
|1847||Remained in Winter Quarters to grow crops for Saints going west.||First Pioneer Company arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.
Brigham Young sustained as second Church President.
|1847-57||The Saints established about 100 colonies in the American West.|
|1848||Married 2nd wife Sarah Miles.|
|1848-50||Served 1st mission to England. Served as president of the Liverpool conference.|
|1849||Father Ruluf Andrus died.||The Perpetual Emigration Fund was established to assist Saints traveling to the Salt Lake Valley.|
|1850||Led his 1st wagon company of 51 wagons and 206 people across the plains to Salt Lake City.||Utah became a territory of the United States.|
|1851||Divorced by 1st wife Abigail Daley.
Married 3rd wife Lucy Loomis .
2nd wife Sarah Miles died.
|The Book of Mormon is published in Danish, the first foreign-language edition.|
|1852||Married 4th wife Adeline Alexander.
Married 5th wife Mary Webster.
|1854||Sent from Salt Lake City to be president of the St. Louis stake.|
|1855||Led his 2nd wagon company of 461 people across the plains to Salt Lake City.
Married 6th wife Elizabeth Brooks.
Married 7th wife Ann Brooks.
Married 8th wife Jane Munday.
|1856||Severe snowstorms trapped the Willie and Martin handcart companies in Wyoming. Many were saved by rescuers from the Salt Lake Valley.|
|1857||Married 9th wife Margaret Boyce.
Served as a Major in the Utah Militia during the Utah War.
|1858||Served as bishop of Big Cottonwood ward.
Married 10th wife Emma Covert.
|1859-61||Served 2nd mission to England. Served as president of the Birmingham district.|
|1860||Andrus halfway house built by 3rd wife Lucy Loomis at Dry Creek (now Sandy), Utah. (The halfway house was moved to Utah’s This is the Place State Park in 1981.)|
|1861||Led company of 600 Saints from England to New York on the ship Underwriter.
Lead company of 900 Saints to Florence, Nebraska by train.
Lead his 3rd wagon company of 38 wagons and 620 people to Salt Lake City.
|1862||Married 11th wife Francenia Tuttle.|
|1864||Divorced from 4th wife Adeline Alexander.|
|1869||The forerunner to the current Young Women organization was established.|
|1869-70||Called to mission in the eastern states.|
|1873||Sent to St. George, Utah to organize and serve as chairman of the United Order.
Helped build the St. George temple.
|1874-81||Served on the high council of the St. George stake.|
|1875||The forerunner to the current Young Men organization was founded.
Brigham Young Academy is established, Provo, Utah. (In 1903, the name was changed to Brigham Young University.)
|1877||The St. George Utah Temple was dedicated.
Brigham Young dies.
|1878||The first meeting of the Primary was held.|
|1880||John Taylor sustained as third President of the Church.
The Pearl of Great Price is accepted as part of the scriptural canon.
|1881||Sent to colonize Blake City (now Green River), Utah.|
|1882||Moved to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Appointed chaplain of the council of the Utah Legislature.
|1884||Moved to Oxford, Idaho.
Called as stake patriarch.
|Logan Utah Temple dedicated.|
|1886||Remarried 1st wife Abigail Jane Daley.|
|1888||Manti Utah Temple dedicated.|
|1889||Wilford Woodruff sustained as fourth President of the Church.|
|1890||The “Manifesto” is sustained in general conference, ending the practice of plural marriage (found in Doctrine and Covenants, Official Declaration 1).|
|1893||Died at Oxford, Idaho, June 19.||The Salt Lake Temple is dedicated after 40 years of construction.|
|1896||Utah becomes a state.|