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 Clarissa <I>Reed</I> Hancock White

Clarissa Reed Hancock White

New York, USA
Death 17 Jan 1860 (aged 45)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot Section D, Plot 12, Grave 3
Memorial ID 6280832 · View Source
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Clarissa worked in the household of the Prophet Joseph Smith in her early years. The Reed family had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when a neighbor by the name of Levi W. Hancock had converted the family to its docterine. While Clarissa was working for Joseph Smith, the Prophet played matchmaker, and convinced Levi that Clarissa was the girl for him. They were married March 29, 1833. They had seven children. Later they were divorced. She married Thomas Jones White in 1854. She had three more children, and died most likely from complications from childbirth. The inscription on her grave marker states "She lived a life of righteousness and died a saint."

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  • Created by: Anna Young
  • Added: 21 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6280832
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clarissa Reed Hancock White (18 Dec 1814–17 Jan 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6280832, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anna Young (contributor 46508536) .