Today in Mormon History - May 08

Today in Mormon History ...

Brigham Young, aged 68, marries Lydia Farnsworth (1808-1897) (aged 61); married to Elijah Mayhew; Sealed to Brigham Young for eternity but remained living with husband Mayhew (1)
-- 140 years ago - May 8, 1870

[Lucy Mack Smith] Brigham Young speaks at Wellsville, Cache County, ordering members to send him their copies of Biographical Sketches, which he terms "a tissue of lies," so they can be destroyed. (2)
-- 145 years ago - May 8, 1865

[Anointed Quorum] Thursday evening prayer circle of "Holy Order" with Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Willard Richards, John Taylor, George A. Smith, Amasa M. Lyman, Orson Pratt, John E. Page, Newel K. Whitney, Levi Richards, Joseph Young, and William Clayton at Willard Richards's office (HC, HCK, WC-S). (3)
-- 165 years ago - May 8, 1845

1 - Wikipedia, List of Brigham Young's Wives,
2 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Signature Books, 1994, Appendex: Meetings and Initiations of the Anointed Quorum, 1842-45

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