Eliza Maria Partridge

Two references from Benjamin F. Johnson specifically acknowledge that plural wife Eliza Partridge occupied the same room as Joseph Smith. In 1903 he wrote: “The first plural wife brought to my house with whom the Prophet stayed, was Eliza Partridge.”1 A year later Benjamin penned a letter to the Deseret News: “I saw one of my sisters married to him [Joseph Smith] and know that with her he occupied my house on May 16 and 17, 1843, which he had occupied with Eliza Partridge, another plural wife, on the 2nd of the previous month.”2

  1. Benjamin F. Johnson, Letter to Anthon H. Lund, May 12, 1903.  (back)
  2. Benjamin F. Johnson, “More Testimony,” March 9, 1904.  (back)

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