185 years ago today - Jun 12, 1837

Joseph Smith becomes severely ill during a smallpox epidemic that sweeps through Kirtland. Seventeen individuals contract the disease and it is believed Joseph will not survive. He recovers a short time later.

[Mark Lyman Staker, Hearken, O Ye People: The Historical Setting of Joseph Smith's Ohio Revelations: A Selective Chronology of Significant Events in Ohio's LDS History]

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please Enter your Comment: