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“Sometime between January and summer 1843, Hannah [Ells] became a plural wife of Joseph Smith. Andrew Jenson gives only the year of the marriage, but an affidavit by John Benbow (with whom Hannah was living) shows that Hannah and Joseph were married before the summer of that year.”

Todd Compton, In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 15 December 1997), 537.