When Smith proposed marriage, Emma's father, Isaac Hale objected, primarily because he believed Smith had no means to support Emma besides money-digging.
Smith and Emma eloped and married on January 18, 1827, after which the couple began boarding with Smith's parents in Manchester.
They first gathered in Kirtland, Ohio, and established an outpost in Independence, Missouri, which was intended to be Zion's "center place".
During the 1830s, Smith sent out missionaries, published revelations, and supervised construction of the expensive Kirtland Temple.
Here’s the punch line, here’s the question: Has anyone you’ve ever dated, just kind of disappeared?