Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner swears affidavit affirming her plural marriage to Joseph Smith.

Mar 23, 1877
Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner
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Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner, Affidavit, March 23, 1877, MS 2673, Church History Library

William Wood
William Wood, Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner, Joseph Smith, Jr.

Minersville Beaver County


March 23rd 1877

I Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner do testify, that in the year 1842 in the month of February the Prophet Joseph Smith came to me and said he had received a direct command from God to take me for a wife for time and all eternity; after receiving what I felt to be a witness of the truth of the said statement made to me by the said Joseph Smith the Prophet, I was sealed to the said Joseph Smith by Pres Brigham Young in Nauvoo, Hancock County Illinois, and I have lived and am at this date in full fellowship as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The said ceremony was solemnly performed in the month of February A. D. 1842 as first above written. Mary E. R. Lightner.

Territory of Utah}

County of Beaver} SS

Personally appeared before me William Wood a justice of the peace and for Minersville precinct Beaver Co Utah, Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner personally known to me, who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that the foregoing statement by her made is of her own knowledge true and correct.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 23rd day of March A. D. 1877

Wm Wood

Justice of the Peace

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