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Louisa Beaman (February 7, 1815 - May 16, 1850) was a follower of LDS Prophet Joseph Smith, reported to be Smith's "first plural wife". She had migrated with Mormons to Nauvoo in 1839 or 1840. It is reported that on April 5, 1841, Louisa married Joseph Smith “in a grove Near Main Street in the City of Nauvoo, The Prophet Joseph dictating the ceremony and Br Nobles repeating it after him.”
After Smith's death, she married Brigham Young, becoming his ninth wife. They had five children together, all of whom predeceased Beaman, who died young at age 35. Listed as a Smith plural wife by Joseph F. Smith, who noted 1869 affidavit of Beaman's brother-in-law Joseph B. Noble, stating he officiated at the wedding, William Clayton said Smith told him in February 1843 that Beaman was one of his plural wives.
- Boyack (1962, pp. 21, 29)[full citation needed]
- Compton 1997, pp. 58–9[full citation needed]
- http://www.wivesofjosephsmith.org/04-LouisaBeaman.htm[unreliable source?]
- History of the Church, 5:385[full citation needed]
- Millennial Star 21: 75[full citation needed]
- Compton 1997, pp. 59–69
- Brigham Young's Wives and His Divorce From Ann Eliza Webb, Jerald and Sandra Tanner, Utah Lighthouse Ministry website.
- Historical Record 6:233[full citation needed]
- Smith, J.F. (1905) Blood Atonement and the Origin of Plural Marriage Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News Press, 75)
- Bennett, J.C. (1842) The History of the Saints; or, An Expose of Joe Smith and Mormonism, Boston: Leland & Whiting, p. 256
- Clayton (1874, p. 225)[full citation needed]
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