The article that I posted yesterday about John Jacob Saltiel's bigamy showed that his second wife was Harriet Bates Davison and it gave us their date of marriage as May 16, 1843. I found their marriage index here:
Two things have not escaped me. 1) Mary Moore Clarke was on the marriage record above and then Harriet married George Clark later on. One has to wonder if they were related. And 2) In the bigamy proceedings, Harriet (2nd wife) states that Jane (pregnant 1st wife) "was out from morning to night." I believe that just means that she knew what was going on. Jane was an Ashkenazi and married to a Sephardic Jew, something that wasn't much accepted at that time. Harriet claims to have married him as a "christian" in a church. She did not believe Saltiel was Jewish.
Keep in mind that Jane's mother was Rachel Hart, a brother to Michael Hart, the father of Eleazer Samuel Hart (E. S. Hart) who was at Cotopaxi. I have always assumed that if Hart and Saltiel were cousins, they were both Sephardic Jews. However, now we know the Harts were Ashkenazi and Jane married into the Saltiel Sephardic Jews. It might explain a little of the upcoming court cases between E. S. Hart and E. H. Saltiel.
Pay attention to the detail in writings. It's fascinating!
I was researching something else, and a newspaper article popped up. This article gives perhaps a better explanation of why Saltiel's father committed bigamy. It is interesting to note that he claimed his wife, Jane Harris Saltiel, was frail and would surely die soon. She lived another 44 years and did not pass away until 1888. You can click on the article to make it larger.