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Mary Ann Powers (Clark)

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Ex-wife of Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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"...Mary Ann Clark Powers, married to Brigham Young 15 January 1845, later said she had not "bin a wife to" Powers after the sealing and expressed relief when Powers went to California..."

"...On 18 June 1851 Mary Ann Clark Powers wrote from Kanesville, Iowa: "I wish you to release me from all engagements with you for time and eternity..." (Brigham Young papers). This request was granted as she received a divorce from Brigham Young in 1851..."

SOURCE: Dialog Journal of Mormon Thought. "Determining and Defining 'Wife': The Brigham Young Households" by Jeffery Ogden Johnson. http://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V20N03_59.pdf

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