Mary Rollins Lightner

Apr 9, 1818
Lima, New York
Dec 17, 1913
Minersville, Utah

Mary Rollins was born on April 9, 1818, in Lima, New York. In 1830, Mary and her family moved near Kirtland, Ohio where they were baptized by Parley P. Pratt. In 1835, Mary married Adam Lightner who was not a member of the church in Independence, Missouri and together they had two children. Mary had many interactions with the prophet Joseph Smith before their marriage. When Joseph proposed, Mary was initially against and very hesitant toward the marriage. After receiving her own personal revelation, Mary and Joseph were sealed in 1842 for time and all eternity by Brigham Young. Mary continued to live with Adam and their children while sealed to Joseph. Following Joseph's death in 1844, Mary was also sealed to Brigham Young. Marya and Adam lived in Nauvoo until 1863 when they relocated to Utah settling in Minersville, Utah. Mary passed away on December 17, 1913, and was the last living plural wife of Joseph Smith.

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