Mormon History, 1842

-- During 1842
[Polygamy] Sally A. Fuller age ?. (1)

[Polygamy] Sarah Ann Whitney Jul. 27, age 17, Daughter of Newel and Elizabeth Whitney. Joseph C. Kingsbury said he was "well aware" of this marriage.^ William Clayton listed her as one of Smith's wives married during the early May 1843 period.^ (1)

[Polygamy] Sarah Bapson age yes. (1)

[Polygamy] Sylvia Porter Sessions Lyon Feb. 8, age 23, already married.
"Just prior to my mothers death in 1882 she called me to her bedside to tell me something which she had kept as an entire secret from me and from all others but which she now desired to communicate to me. She then told me that I was the daughter of the Prophet Joseph Smith." (Newell & Avery 1994, pp. 44, Compton 1997, pp. 183)
(9 April 1818 in Lima, New York 17 December 1913 in Minersville, Utah) Claimed that Smith had a private conversation with her in 1831 when she was twelve years old,^^
Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner Jan. 17, 1842 23 yes yes yes Married [At age 12 in 1831 ], [Smith] told me about his great vision concerning me. He said I was the first woman God commanded him to take as a plural wife. In 1834 he was commanded to take me for a Wife [In 1842 I] went forward and was sealed to him. Brigham Young performed the sealing for time, and all Eternity. I did just as Joseph told me to do[.] (1)

Founded as the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo in 1842, the organization has operated as a charitable, educational, and religious sisterhood for most of the 150 years since its establishment under the direction of Latter-day Saint prophet Joseph Smith. (2)

Robert D Foster: Traveled to New York City with wife 1842, arriving 30 August. (3)

[Temple] Two months after his initiation into Freemasonry, Joseph Smith administers the first endowments on the upper floor of his Nauvoo store. The rite consists of washing, anointing, clothing in the garment, and instruction in the signs, tokens, and keywords of the holy priesthood. (4)

Willard Richards: Mission to New England 1842. (3)

Zebedee Coltrin: Returned to Nauvoo by 1842. (3)

-- During 1842 or 1843
[Polygamy] Nancy Mariah Winchester age 14, Daughter of Stephen Winchester Sr. of Vershire, Vermont, who was a member of the Danite militia and the Quorum of the Seventy, and his wife Nancy Case of Argyle, N.Y. Anderson and Faulring write that this claim is based on "unsupported information".^ (1)

-- During 1842, 1844, 1845
Oliver Cowdery: Delegate to county Democratic conventions (1842, 1844, 1845) (5)

-- During 1842-1843
[Periodicals] The Wasp; William Smith Nauvoo, Illinois (News Paper) (6)

-- During 1842-1844
* William Clayton -- primary scribal author for this period. Writings used in assembling The History of the Church (often cited as HC) (originally entitled History of Joseph Smith; first published under the title History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; nicknamed Documentary History of the Church or DHC) (7)

1 - Wikipedia, List of the Wives of Joseph Smith, Jr.,,_Jr.
2 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Relief Society,
3 - 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
4 - Duffy, John Charles,
5 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47
6 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
7 - Wikipedia, History of the Church,

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