The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we dive into the ubiquity of Nauvoo polygamy. Much has been made about Joseph Smith having multiple wives, but he wasn’t the only Nauvoo elite with more than one. Just how prevalent was the practice? How many participated? How many knew about the doctrine? How many plural marriages were formed prior to D&C 132 being committed to paper? What conclusions can we draw from the available data? Gary James Bergera’s article is a masterpiece in helping to understand the complexity of the tangled web of Nauvoo Polygamy.

Identifying the Earliest Mormon Polygamists by Gary Bergera
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V38N03_13.pdf

James Adams
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/james-adams

Ezra T. Benson
https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/companies/65/ezra-t-benson-company

Reynolds Cahoon
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/reynolds-cahoon

Joseph Coolidge
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-wellington-coolidge?l=papers

Howard Egan
https://majorhowardegan.com/howard-egan/overview-of-major-howard-egans-life/

William Felshaw
https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/pioneers/7955/william-felshaw

Deed to William Felshaw
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/deed-to-william-felshaw-30-june-1836/1

William Huntington biography by Andrew Jensen
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/logout?targetUrl=/collection/BYUIBooks/id/3154

Joseph Kelting
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-andrew-kelting

Isaac Morley
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/isaac-morley

Joseph Bates Noble
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-bates-noble
https://keeperoftheprophetssword.net/

John Edward Page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-edward-page

Uncle John Smith
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_(uncle_of_Joseph_Smith)

Theodore Turley
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/theodore-turley

Lyman Wight
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lyman-wight

Edwin Woolley
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/edwin-woolley

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