180 years ago today - Jun 29, 1842

Joseph Smith marries Eliza R. Snow. Brigham Young performs the ceremony. Joseph Smith's journal records "Rode out in the city on business with Brigham young." Eliza's journal entry for this day does not mention the marriage directly but says, "This is a day of much interest to my feelings, . . ." She would describe him later as "the choice of my heart, the crown of my life." In later years her stake president, Angus Cannon, reports that she responds to the conjecture that her marriage with Joseph Smith was not consummated by saying, "I thought you knew Joseph Smith better than that."

She organized a petition in Summer 1842, with a thousand female signatures, denying Smith a polygamist.

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