130 years ago today - Jan 19, 1891

U.S. Supreme Court reverses the Utah courts and rules that children born within a year after the Edmunds Act are legitimate and can inherit from their fathers. Benjamin F. Johnson (original member of Joseph Smith's Council of Fifty) gives a patriarchal blessing to Mary L. Picton Teasdale: "Thou art of Ephraim and are entitled to all the priesthood, exaltations, increase and dominion pertaining to the daughters of Abraham in the New & Everlasting Covenant."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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