Joseph Smith Time Line


Date

Age

Event

December 23, 1805

0

Born in Sharon, Vermont

Spring 1820

14

Received First Vision

September 22, 1823

17

Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith

September 23, 1823

17

First saw gold plates

January 18, 1827

21

Married Emma Hale

September 22, 1827

21

Received gold plates

May 15, 1829

23

Ordained to Aaronic Priesthood

April 6, 1830

24

Church officially organized

Winter 1831

25

Moved to Kirtland, Ohio

March 27, 1836

30

Dedicated Kirtland temple

Winter 1838

32

Moved to Far West, Missouri

May 1, 1839

33

First land purchased in Commerce, Illinois

June 10, 1844

38

Nauvoo Expositor press destroyed

June 27, 1844

38

Martyred at Carthage Jail

The time line above notes some of the major events in the life of Joseph Smith. Make a time line of your life by writing down such important events as your birth, your baptism, schools you have attended, jobs or other responsibilities you have been given, and any other events that are important to you. Be certain to include the date, your age at the time the event happened, and where it occurred. Write your time line neatly on a piece of paper and place it in the front of your journal, then add to it each time a particularly important event occurs.