• Patty Bartlett, Journal, page after June 16, 1860. In Donna Toland Smart, ed., Mormon Midwife: The 1846–1888 Diaries of Patty Bartlett Sessions, 276–77.
  • Patty Bartlett Sessions, Affidavit, n.d., received June 1867.
  •  Eliza R. Snow, “First list of wives,” Document #1, Andrew Jenson Papers, MS 17956, Box 49, fd. 16.
  • Joseph H. Jackson, A Narrative of the Adventures and Experiences of Joseph H. Jackson in Nauvoo, Exposing the Depths of Mormon Villainy, 13.
  • Bennett, The History of the Saints, 256, lists a “Mrs. S*******.” Patty married David Sessions.
  • [Oliver Olney?], uncatalogued manuscript, n.d., folder labeled “Nauvoo Female Society.” Some of the writing on the document is dated October 18, 1843.1
  1. The document contains writing on two sides of one sheet in pencil and ink with different handwriting apparently written on different dates. The first part on one side is an application for Susan McGee Calbertson to join the “friendly famel society” dated “21 [indecipherable] 1843.” The remaining handwriting and style appears to be that of Oliver Olney, but how he would have come into possession of this paper is unknown. It lists eight of Joseph Smith’s plural wives: Louisa Beaman, Agnes Smith, Eliza R. Snow, Emily Partridge, Eliza Partridge, Mrs. Sylvia Lyons, Mrs. P. Sessions, and Mrs. Granger. A transcription of this document by Michael Quinn is found in D. Michael Quinn PapersCAdditionCUncat WA MS 244, accession:19990209-c), Box 1CCard fileCTopic: Polygamy, Joseph Smith’s.  (back)