in favor of JS are misleading conjecture from secondhand accounts. "Scholars have been publishing about Joseph's wives, their ages and polyandry (marriage of a woman to more than one man) for years. If they continued to refuse polygamous proposals, their reputation might get publicly tarnished to preemptively divert attention away from the proposals themselves, which would be perceived as inappropriate and scandalous should they become known to the general public. 99; see also note 11 to the article Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah ). Nelson-Seawright) Mormon Stories - podcast #512 (John Dehlin with guests Lindsay Hansen Park,. Augusta Adams married BY in 1843 and was still married to Henry Cobb. At that time he also said that, if it had not been for that accursed spiritual wife doctrine, he would not have come that. 5) 4th paragraph under 'Joseph and Emma' excerpt: After Emma opposed plural marriage, Joseph was placed in an agonizing dilemma, forced to choose between the will of God and the will of his beloved Emma. 20, participants in these early plural marriages pledged to keep their involvement confidential, though they anticipated a time when the practice would be publicly acknowledged. For the Webb", see Compton, In Sacred Loneliness,.
And why the endless, ongoing discussions from apologists about whether Joseph had sexual relations with his wives? The essay, "Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo was added to the topical guide of the LDS. 9) Testimony that Joseph admitted polygamy was wrong. "I made a greater sacrifice than to give my life said Zina Huntington Jacobs, "for I never anticipated again to be looked upon as an honorable woman." Nevertheless, she wrote, "I searched the scripture by humble prayer to my Heavenly Father I obtained a testimony. Whitney's chamber, Nauvoo, for time and all eternity Sylvia my daughter was present when I was sealed to Joseph Smith. By June 1844, when Joseph died, approximately 29 men and 50 women had entered into plural marriage, in addition to Joseph and his wives.