Posts Tagged ‘Eliza Partridge’

Proverbs 24:28 “Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; And deceive not with thy lips.”

TodayinMormonHistory.com; “175 years ago today – May 11, 1843 — Joseph Smith marries Emily and Eliza Partridge, youthful daughters of deceased church bishop Edward Partridge. They have been living in Joseph’s house as housekeepers and nannies. This is a second ceremony done with Emma’s permission. Emma had given Joseph permission to take plural wives and chose Emily and Eliza without knowing that Joseph had previously married them in secret. It is unclear that Emma knew exactly what was implied by the ceremony since Joseph later had to forcibly and secretly hold the door to Eliza’s room shut to keep Emma from finding them together. Emily later remembered that “Emma was present. She gave her free and full consent. She had always up to this time, been very kind to me and my sister . . .but ever after [the ceremony] she was our enemy.””  (more…)

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Amasa Mason Lyman

March 30, 1813 – February 4, 1877

Legacy: “anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor”.

Early Mormon PolygamistsAmasa’s legacy still proudly resounds in the lives of the many descendants that sprang from his family tree. Two of his wives were mothers to three LDS apostles, but two overriding facts overshadow the list of the renowned in Mormon historical circles.  His descendants seem to wear his pioneer name on their shoulders as a badge of honor while ignoring the obvious issues.


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