Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sylvia Sessions

Sylvia was married to Windsor Lyon, Joseph, Heber Kimball and Ezekiel Clark. She ended up moving to a large house in Bountiful and operated it as a hotel.  On her death bed she told her daughter Josephine that she was the daughter of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Agnes Coolbrith

Agnes was married to Don Carlos, Joseph's brother, who was opposed to polygamy. In spite of his opposition, Joseph married her 5 months after his death. After Joseph's death she married George Albert Smith. She did not follow George to Utah, instead went to California and married William Pickett and left Mormonism.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Presendia Huntington Buell

Presendia is Zina's sister. She was married to Norman Buell when she married Joseph. She later married Heber Kimball. She was known as being very spiritual, almost mystic, blessing and healing men, women and children. Her last daughter drown in City Creek.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Zina Huntington Jacobs Young Smith

Zina was married to Henry Jacobs when Joseph approached her to become one of his wives, she was happily married and wasn't interested. Joseph then told her an angel with a sword was going to harm him if he he didn't obey. Zina reluctantly married Joseph and then Brigham. She ended up in Utah, she was a midwife,musician, involved in women's rights, the silk worm project, started a nursing school and the 3rd general Relief Society President.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Louisa Beaman

Louisa married Joseph in a grove outside of town  at night disguised as man with a hat and coat. She was known as Joseph's first plural wife for many years, but we now know that is not the case. She ended up marrying Brigham Young. The town of Parawon was first named Fort Louisa, to honor her as the first plural wife.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Lucinda Morgan Harris

Lucinda was married to the wild Captain Morgan, after he died she married George W. Harris. Lucinda married Joseph while being married to Harris. She left George and joined the Catholic Sisters of Charity.

Fanny Alger

I am going to do a series of Joseph Smith's wives. This accomplishes  two goals, my fascination with Mormon history and my love of portraits. I am excited to see if my skills improve by the time I am finished. This is  Fanny Alger, historians are mixed on Fanny, some say she was the first wife, some say an affair.  I am inspired by Cass Barney's style, but hopefully this will evolve into something more of my own.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014