Snow, Eliza Roxcy 

Biography

21 Jan. 18041–5 Dec. 1887.2 Poet, teacher, seamstress, milliner.3 Born in Becket, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.4 Daughter of Oliver Snow and Rosetta Leonora Pettibone.5 Moved to Mantua, Trumbull Co., Ohio, ca. 1806.6 Member of Baptist church.7 Baptized into LDS church, 5 Apr. 1835, in Mantua.8 Gave up patrimony for construction of Kirtland temple.9 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1837.10 Moved to Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess Co., Missouri, 1838.11 Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1839.12 “Married or sealed” to JS “for time and eternity,” 29 June 1842.13 Lived with JS and family, Aug. 1842–1844.14 Acted as scribe for JS’s journal, Sept. 1842.15 Served as first secretary of Female Relief Society, 1842–1846, in Nauvoo.16 Married Brigham Young as a plural wife, 3 Oct. 1844, in Nauvoo.17 Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), 1846.18 Migrated to Salt Lake City, 1847.19 Oversaw reestablishment and operation of ward relief societies, 1868–1880, in Salt Lake City.20 Served mission to Palestine to witness rededication of land for return of Jews, 1872–1873.21 Served as general president of Relief Society, 1880–1887.22 Known as Eliza R. Snow Smith, 1880–1887.23 Died in Salt Lake City.24