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Diadama Hare

21 December 1795– October 1846

Born by 1795 in Brookfield, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.[1] Daughter of John Hare and Sarah Morgan.[2] Married first David Woodward, ca. 1814, likely in Petersham, Worcester Co.; nine children, including EBW.[3] Described by EBW as “a woman of strong characteristics, tall and dignified in figure, though gentle and womanly in manner and bearing.”[4] Husband died; married second Samuel Clark, Oct. 1834; one child. [5] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, late 1841 or early 1842.[6] Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, with her three youngest children, summer 1845.[7] Left Nauvoo to travel to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), early Oct. 1846.[8] Died twenty-five miles into Iowa Territory, Oct. 1846.[9]

 

[1] Nauvoo Washings and Anointings, 1845–1846, vol. A, p. 380, Diadama Clark, 31 Jan. 1846, microfilm 183372, DGS 5270297 (restricted access), FHL. Temple Records Index Bureau, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 255 (restricted access). EBW, Diary, 21 Dec. 1891; 21 Dec. 1893; 21 Dec. 1895; 21 Dec. 1897; 21 Dec. 1899. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 10–11. 1820 U.S. Census, Petersham, Worcester Co., MA, p. 67, David Woodward. 1830 U.S. Census, Petersham, Worcester Co., MA, p. 374, David Woodward. 1840 U.S. Census, New Salem, Franklin Co., MA, p. 118, Samuel Clark. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 10 Sept. 2019), Zilpha Diadama Hare (K2J9-6JJ).

[2] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 10.

[3] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 11, 503. Petersham, MA, Town Clerk, Town Records, 1733–1888, Property Valuations and Taxes, 1811–1843, microfilm 864099, DGS 8485406, FHL.

[4] “Hephzibah III,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 July 1889, 1.

[5] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 14–15, 503. “Hephzibah III,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 July 1889, 2. Palmer, MA, Town Clerk, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1850–1905, p. 41, 9 Jan. 1865, J. E. W. Clark and C. J. Fuller, microfilm 2031928, DGS 7578180, image 685/771, FHL.

[6] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 29–32. August Joyce Crocheron, “Emmeline B. Wells,” Representative Women of Deseret (Salt Lake City: J. C. Graham, 1884), 63.

[7] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 62–63.

[8] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 80–82.

[9] Ursula B. Hascall, North New Salem, MA, Letter to Col. Wilson Andrews, Camp of Israel, Winter Quarters, U.S. territory, Apr. 1847, in “Letters of a Proselyte,” Utah Historical Quarterly 25 (July 1957): 239. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 82. See also “Deidama Woodward,” Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, Hampshire Co., MA; Find a Grave, posted 24 Oct. 2014, memorial no. 137700718 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 12 Sept. 2019).