Hanna Ells

Mar 4, 1808
Northumberland, England
Nauvoo, Illinois

Born in 1813 in New Castle, England, Hannah Ells, moved to Philadelphia and was baptized by Church missionaries in 1838. Her family relocated to Nauvoo around 1840, where she was sealed to Joseph Smith during the summer of 1843. Eliza R. Snow's 1886 letter to John Taylor mentioned Hannah's sealing, while an 1869 affidavit by John Benbow suggested Joseph Smith's visits to her, possibly conjugal. She passed away in 1844 in Nauvoo.

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