!Alice was endowed in NV as Alice Whitaker but no NV slg was found. Her husb
Moses Whitaker died in Salt Lake in 1852. On 11 Dec 1853 (pre)EH she was
sld for T&E to Moses Whitaker (d.) and to George Darling Watt for time only.
This occurred during Willard Richards life time. In view of the above, the
Temple Department (SIS) ruled by letter 23 Apr 1986 (Jerry D. Wells) that
the 23 Dec 1845 alleged "marriage" to Willard Richards (per his Journal) was
a moot question and therfore did not justify a ruling. Even if it were to be
determined that their covenant was a sealing for eternity, we would have
to presume it was cancelled prior to her sealing to Moses Whitaker. Because
there were no children whose covenant lines would be affected, the question
is purely academic so we shall not investigate it further. (The above had been
questioned since DIALOGUE,Spring 1985, p55 had quoted the event from Willard
Richards Journal and INTIMATE DISCIPLE p482 mentions his "expectation" to marry
Alice). In any event there appears to have been other considerations and Alice
proudly bore the name of Alice Longstroth Whitaker throughout her life time.
We don't know of any children of her own, but Alice raised her sister Sarah's,
Pauline after Sarah's 1858 death. (Her sister, Nanny raised the other three).
George D. Watt was the first man to be baptized in England (1837) having won
the race to the Rible River. His marriage to Alice is acknowledged in the
Longstroth Letters (on file at the USHS - Utah State Historical Society).