A Look at the Church: 1805–1844


A Look at the Church:

Begins with the Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth in 1805 and ends in 1844, the year of his death. Figures are based on year-end calculations.

Church Membership

6 April 1830

6

1840

16,865

31 Dec. 1844

26,146

Stakes on 27 June 1844:

2

Languages of the Book of Mormon:

1

Missions on 27 June 1844:

3

Missionaries Set Apart

6 April 1830

16

1840

96

31 Dec. 1844

1,782

Temples Dedicated in Era:

1

[illustrations] Above, left: Joseph Smith Recording the Revelation Concerning Presiding Officers; Far left: Detail from First Missionary, both by William Whitaker; Below: Kirtland Temple painting by Al Rounds