Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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
Friday, December 26, 2014
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 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
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.