Mormon History, Jun 28, 1842

-- Jun 28, 1842
Nancy Rigdon (Sidney's teenage daughter) refuses Joseph Smith's advances [per John C. Bennett], causing hard feelings between Joseph and Sidney. (1)

-- 1842. June 29
(Eliza R. Snow) : Eliza R. Snow became a plural wife of Joseph Smith, whom she described as "the choice of my heart, the crown of my life." "The Prophet Joseph had taught me the principle of plural, or celestial marriage, and I was married to him for time and eternity. In consequence of the ignorance of most of the Saints, as well as the people of the world, on this subject, it was not mentioned only privately between the few whose minds were enlightened on the subject." (2)

-- Bef. Jun 29, 1842
[Polygamy] Sarah Maryetta Kingsley (Howe Cleveland) age 53, already married. (1788 - 20 April 1856 in Plymouth, Illinois)
Anderson and Faulring state that this is "only a guess" based on a claim "without any supporting data".^ (3)

-- Jun 29, 1842
Joseph Smith marries Eliza R. Snow. Brigham Young performs the ceremony. Eliza's journal entry for this day does not mention the marriage directly but says, "This is a day of much interest to my feelings, . . ." In later years her stake president, Angus Cannon, reports that she responds to the conjecture that her marriage with Joseph Smith was not consummated by saying, "I thought you knew Joseph Smith better than that." (4)

Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith appointed William Clayton as his new scribe to replace Willard Richards, who was leaving for a season in the East. (5)

[Joseph Smith] Sealed polygynously to Eliza R. Snow. (6)

[Polygamy] to 27 Jun 1844 Marriage - Joseph to Eliza R. Snow, age 38 ,. Elder Brigham Yong officiating PLACE: Navuoo, IL SOURCE: record for Joseph Smith Jr. (7)

William Clayton Takes over temple books during Willard Richards's short trip to the East. (8)

-- Jun 30, 1842
Joseph Smith, who had recently filed for bankruptcy, replies to one of his creditors: "The influence this step may have upon our society is a matter we cannot stop to consult, as we had no alternative left." (4)

-- During Bef. Jun. 1842
[Polygamy] Elizabeth Davis (Brackenbury Durfee) age 50, already married. (11 March 1791 in Riverhead, New York - 16 December 1876 in White Cloud, Kansas)
According to Anderson and Faulring, this claim is based on Bennett and "an ambiguous statement attributed to Sarah Pratt by the hostile journalist Wyl."^ (3)

1 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology"
2 - Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons
3 - Wikipedia, List of the Wives of Joseph Smith, Jr.,,_Jr.
4 - On This Day in Mormon History,
5 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
6 - Scott H. Faulring, An American Prophet's Record, 'A Joseph Smith Chronology'
7 - Joseph Smith Polygamy Timeline,
8 - Smith, George D., An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, p.lxiii, A William Clayton Chronology

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