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Clarissa Reed Hancock

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Clarissa Reed Hancock

'Joseph Smith’s Pre-Nauvoo Reputation--Clarissa Reed Hancock

—Brian C. Hales' site'Brief Summary: It is very unlikely that Clarissa was a plural wife of Joseph. Todd Compton: “Brodie posits a union between Joseph and Clarissa; however, I am aware of no evidence for any such relationship.”[1] (Click here for full article)

Were There Other Polygamous Marriages Prior to Nauvoo?—Clarissa Reed Hancock

—Brian C. Hales' site (Click here for full article)


  1. Todd Compton, “Fanny Alger Smith Custer Mormonism’s First Plural Wife?,” Journal of Mormon History 22/1 (Spring 1996):189n50.