Jane Hardman

01 September 1816
Manchester, Lancashire, England

23 July 1847
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
Parent Marriage

William Hardman to Mary Broadman

Marriage Type: unknown



William Whitehead - Civil Marriage - 08 February 1844

This marriage has 1 child(ren) in the database

Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA

Officiator: Hyrum Smith

William Clayton - Sealed for Eternity - 20 November 1844

Officiator: Brigham Young

Jane Hardman dies, 23 July 1847
William Whitehead - Sealed for Eternity - 29 May 1860

Place: Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA


Jane Hardman, Sealing-only Relationship. It is believed that this refers to Jane Hardman Whitehead who was married to William Whitehead on February 8, 1844 in Nauvoo. This is the only person with that name known to be living in Nauvoo at that time. Jane and Alice Hardman were first cousins. Clayton taught her the gospel in Manchester. This prior friendship and William’s frequent use of shorthand notation may have been the reasons for calling her Jane Hardman rather than using her married name. As was the case with Alice, this appears to have been a priesthood ordinance; not the establishment of a husband and wife relationship. At the time of blessing, Jane was 5 months pregnant with her first child. Jane died in Oquawka, Illinois (40 miles north of Nauvoo) on July 23, 1847. This was the same month she gave birth to her second child. Jane was sealed by proxy to William Whitehead in the Endowment House on May 29, 1860. Jane Hardman and William Clayton never lived together as husband and wife. Jane did not attend the temple sealing with William and his other wives in January of 1846. Thus, the only record of this sealing was the entry in Clayton’s journal.

Death Date: 20 August 1931