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Jane Elizabeth Manning James was a servant to Joseph Smith, Jr. in Nauvoo, IL, and later came to Utah.

She was sealed to Joseph Smith, in a special temple ceremony, to be his servant eternally.

She died 16 April 1908, “in Salt Lake City. Despite her circumstances, it is apparent that she died on good terms with the LDS Church. Church President Joseph F. Smith spoke at her funeral. There, he declared that she would receive all her temple blessings in the eternities and become a white and beautiful person, reflecting the Church’s contemporary theology on race.”

~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Manning_James~