Lewis C. Bidamon

American militia leader Lewis C. Bidamon

Lewis Crum Bidamon was a leader in the Illinois militia that assisted Latter Day Saints in the 1846 "Battle of Nauvoo". In 1847, Bidamon married Emma Smith, the widow of Joseph Smith, Jr. , the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement; from this time, Bidamon was the stepfather of Joseph Smith III and the other surviving children of Joseph and Emma Smith.
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Nauvoo House

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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1891
    Age 85
    Died on February 11, 1891.
  • 1879
    Age 73
    After Emma died in 1879, Lewis Bidamon married Abercrombie.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1864
    Age 58
    In 1864, during his seventeenth year of marriage to Emma, Bidamon fathered the child of Nancy Abercrombie, a widow who had recently moved to Nauvoo.
  • FORTIES
  • 1847
    Age 41
    On 23 December 1847, Bidamon and Smith were married in Nauvoo by a Methodist circuit rider.
    In 1847, Bidamon married Emma Smith, the widow of Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement; from this time, Bidamon was the stepfather of Joseph Smith III and the other surviving children of Joseph and Emma Smith.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1844
    Age 38
    The Bidamons lived in the Mansion House, which Joseph Smith had begun constructing prior to his death in 1844.
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    Unlike the majority of Latter Day Saints, Emma Smith did not follow Brigham Young's suggestion that the Latter Day Saints leave Nauvoo and settle in the Salt Lake Valley in present-day Utah. Her husband Joseph Smith had been killed in 1844, and after his death Emma Smith decided to remain in Nauvoo.
  • 1842
    Age 36
    After Nancy Bidamon died, Lewis Bidamon married Mary Ann Douglas in 1842, but the marriage only lasted six months.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1827
    Age 21
    Bidamon married Nancy Sebree in 1827, with whom he had four children.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1806
    Age 0
    Born on January 16, 1806.
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