Zina D. Huntington

Jan 31, 1821
Watertown, New York
Aug 28, 1901
Nauvoo, Illinois

Zina Diantha Huntington was born in 1821 in New York. She joined the Church with her family in 1835. With other saints, she lived in Kirtland, Missouri in 1838, and Nauvoo. While living in Nauvoo, Zina became one of the first to be taught about plural marriage by Joseph and she declined his initial proposal. In 1841 she married Henry Jacobs, but a few months later, after receiving personal revelation on plural marriage, she decided to be sealed for eternity to Joseph Smith. After Joseph’s death, Zina was sealed to Brigham Young in 1846 while still civilly married to Henry. Zina had two sons with Henry and one daughter with Brigham Young. Zina also served as the General President of the Relief Society in 1890 and passed away on August 28, 1901.

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