Helen Mar Kimball

  • Joseph Smith youngest wives was Helen Mar Kimball. Kimball was fourteen years old when she was married to Joseph Smith. Kimball wrote about the marriage in her autobiography. She stated that the marriage was a sealing for eternity only. This likely meant that the relationship was not physical in any way. Both Kimball and her father, Heber C. Kimball, believed that the marriage would “ensure her eternal salvation and exaltation of [her] father’s household.” Some historians have come to call these types of sealings–dynastic sealings.