As a follow up to Mary Ann Jeffries’s letter that I posted, here is a comment in a letter form Caroline Grant Smith to her brother Jedediah Grant. Grant had been the presiding elder in Philadelphia but was back in Nauvoo.
“You must know the Church one and all are vary ancious to see you. The first inquery when any of the sisters come in is when do you think Brother Grant will come? Have your had any news? What no letter yet and sutch like expressions.” 
So have the women just always had a thing for the elders? Again, HCK married one or both of the women that were so eager to hear from him in the area.
 Caroline G. Smith, Letter to Jedediah Grant, 5 May 1844, in Gene Sessions, Mormon Thunder: A Documentary History of Jedidiah Morgan Grant (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982), 39.