Today in Church History - Jan 16

On this day in Church History ...

[Benson, Ezra Taft] Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Adaline Brooks Andrus 16 January 1846. (1)
-- Jan 16, 1846

In Dublin, Indiana, Joseph Smith "destitute of money" says to Brigham Young, "You are one of the Twelve who have charge of the kingdom in all the world; I believe I shall throw myself upon you, and look to you for counsel in this case." Brigham Young helps "Brother Tomlinson" sell his farm and Joseph "got three hundred dollars from Brother Tomlinson, which enabled me to pursue my journey." (2)
-- Jan 16, 1838

Heber J. Grant writes in his diary: "Spent the evening at Emily's. I will be a happy man when the time comes that I can live with her as a husband and not have to simply call and spend a few hours, and never stop over night at her home." (2)
-- Jan 16, 1895

[Joseph Smith] An agreement between Joseph Sr. and Martin Harris on selling the Book of Mormon is witnessed by Oliver Cowdery. [MANCHESTER,] (3)
-- 180 years ago - Jan 16, 1830

1 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - Marquardt, H. Michael and Walters, Wesley P., Inventing Mormonism:Tradition and the Historical Record, A Chronology of Mormon Origins, p.xxvi

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