Clarissa Reed Hancock

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Clarissa Reed Hancock

Children of Joseph Smith ruled out by DNA Evidence: Mosiah Hancock

Summary: The chance of a marriage with Clariassa Reed Hancock is scant, and DNA rules out her child as a descendant of Joseph Smith.

Joseph Smith's Polygamy: "Joseph Smith’s Pre-Nauvoo Reputation--Clarissa Reed Hancock", by Brian C. Hales

Summary: It is very unlikely that Clarissa was a plural wife of Joseph. Todd Compton: “Brodie posits a union between Joseph and Clarissa; however, I am aware of no evidence for any such relationship.”[1]

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Joseph Smith's Polygamy: "Were There Other Polygamous Marriages Prior to Nauvoo?—Clarissa Reed Hancock", by Brian C. Hales

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  1. Todd Compton, “Fanny Alger Smith Custer Mormonism’s First Plural Wife?,” Journal of Mormon History 22/1 (Spring 1996):189n50.