Timeline of Mormon Pioneers

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is organized in Fayette, NY

  • Church members gather in Kirtland, OH

  • Joseph Smith was tarred and feathered by mobs

  • Church members leave OH and settle in Far West, MO.

  • Gov. Lilburn Boggs issues order to exterminate or expel Mormons from MO.

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    Mormons are forced to leave MO and settle Nauvoo, IL.

  • Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum Smith, are murdered while being held in jail on false charges.

  • Mormons began migration from Nauvoo, IL.

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    Temporary settlements are set in Iowa and Winter Quarters in Nebraska.

  • First pioneer company left Winter Quarters for the Salt Lake Valley.

  • Brigham Young and first pioneer company arrive in the Salt Lake Valley.

  • Uath was organized as a territory.

  • First handcart companies began trek to Utah.