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.
1829 Priesthood restored.
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.
Timeline of Milo Andrus’ Life
Timeline of Milo Andrus’ Life (including the births of all 57 chidlren)


2 Responses to “Timeline of Milo Andrus’ Life (with Major Events in LDS Church History)”

  1. Donna on March 19th, 2008 8:50 am

    We are researching the milo andrus company of 1861 in which I have an ancestor. I was told she came in a handcart, but can find no proof of handcarts coming in this company. Her name is Phoebe Vincent. Could you please let me know any info. you have on this? Thank you, Mrs. Gramse

  2. Loris Simcik on June 2nd, 2024 5:30 pm

    I am hoping to find a Brother Andrus who would have served in West Hartford CT in the Eastern States mission during the 1970’s when he taught my parents, Len & Louise Johnson. Hope you can help!
    Thank you so much.

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