Ruth Vose Sayers

Feb 26, 1808
Watertown, Massachusetts
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ruth Vose was born on February 26, 1808, in Watertown, Massachusetts. After introduction to the church in 1832, Ruth was baptized by Prophet Brigham Young in 1836 and married non-member Edward Sayers in 1841. Edward and Ruth then moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, and lived on a farm. During this time, Joseph Smith was arrested and escaped jail. Through communication with friends, he stayed in hiding at Edward and Ruth's home for a week before moving to a new hiding spot. Six months later, Joseph and Ruth were married for eternity, like other wives of Joseph Smith who were already married, Edward and Ruth stayed married and lived together. Following Joseph's death, Ruth and Edward lived in Boston for five years before ultimately settling in Utah. After the death of her husband in 1861, Ruth passed away in 1884 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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