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Episode 15: Eliza R. Snow

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in Uncategorized, year of polygamy

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Eliza R. Snow. Links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode 14: Delcena Johnson Sherman

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Delcena Johnson Sherman.   Links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode 13: Sarah Kingsley Cleveland

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Sarah Kingsley Cleveland. Read the text of the post here. Buy the reading guide here.

Episode 12: Elizabeth Davis Durfee

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

Elizabeth Eliza <i>Davis</i> Brackenbury
Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Elizabeth Davis Durfee. Links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode 11: Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde. Links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode 10: Polygamy in Nauvoo

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

Join Lindsay for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with polygamy in Nauvoo.   Sources (read and used):
  1. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Mormon Polygamy, p.8
  2. Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, p.140-141
  3. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Sidney Rigdon, p.291
  4. Historical Record 6:33: “Lucinda Harris, also one of the first women sealed to the Prophet Joseph”; Sarah Pratt, in
  5. Wyl, 60; 4 Apr. 1899 sealing, Salt Lake Temple Sealing Records, Book D, 243;
  6. Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois, 6 Feb 1841
  7. Noble affidavit, in B. H. Roberts, A Comprehensive History of the Church (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1930), 2:102; Erastus Snow affidavit, in Historical Record 6:232, 233; speech by Joseph Noble, 19 Dec. 1880, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Elder Jenson, Andrew. 1951 Volume: 1 Page: 697 Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45. Easton, S. Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-45. Cook, Lyndon Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46 Mormon Manuscripts to 1846.
  8. Mormon Polygamy in Nauvoo, Richard Van Wagoner, Dialogue, Vol.18, No.3, p.77
  9. In Sacred Loneliness, page 80-81
  10. Joseph F. Smith Affidavit Books, 1:5, 4:5, cf. Bachman, “A Study of the Mormon Practice of Plural Marriage,” 348; Historical Record 6:233;
  11. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 4, p.445
  12. Brigham Young journal, 6 Jan. 1842, LDS archives and Marriott Library; Bennett, History of the Saints, 256, “Mrs. A**** S****”; Testimony of Mary Ann West in U.S. Circuit Court (8th Circuit) Testimony (1892), Manuscript Transcripts, 521, questions 676-79, LDS archives; Nauvoo Female Relief Society Minutes, 28 Sept. 1842, 89, LDS archives and Lee Library.
  13. St. Louis Bulletin, 15 July 1842
  14. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Elder Jenson, Andrew. 1951 Volume: 1 Page: 697 Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45. Easton, S. Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-45. Cook, Lyndon Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46 Mormon Manuscripts to 1846.
  15. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Elder Jenson, Andrew. 1951 Volume: 1 Page: 697 Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45. Easton, S. Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-45. Cook, Lyndon Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46 Mormon Manuscripts to 1846.
  16. Official History of the Church, Vol. 5, p.134-136, Sidney Rigdon Biography by Richard S. Van Wagoner, p.295 Minutes of The High Council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 24 May 1842, Nauvoo Neighbor 29 May 1844 edition
  17. Times and Seasons 4, [May 1,1843]: 181
  18. The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p.635 LDS History of the Church 5:131–132; RLDS History of the Church 2:613; ; see also Dean C, Jessee, The Papers of Joseph Smith 2 [Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company, 1992]: 443–444) Temple Lot case complete transcript, 364, 367, 384; also see Foster, Religion and Sexuality, 15
  19. Historical Record 6:223; Lucy Walker Smith Kimball, in the Temple Lot case (full transcript, 461, LDS archives); Helen Kimball Whitney, Woman’s Exponent, 15 Feb. 1886, 138.
  20. William Clayton Journal 2, “Nauvoo, Illinois,” September 15, 17 and 21, 1843.
  21. Times and Seasons, Vol.4, No.24, p.369
  22. Brigham Young Diary, 30 Oct 1843
  23. The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p.124
  24. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.403, Mormon Polygamy: A History, p.66
  25. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.432-434
  26. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.548-550, Manuscript fragment of Nauvoo Legion History for June 1844, LDS archives.
  27. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.558
  28. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.616-623
  29. Brigham Young, A Series of Instructions and Remarks by President Young at a Special Council, Tabernacle, March 21, 1858 (Salt Lake City, 1858)

Episode 09: Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

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Episode 08: Patty Sessions

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

Join Alice for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Alice’s 3rd great, grandmother Patty Sessions. Links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode 07: Sylvia Sessions

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

Join Alice for the primer series on Mormon Polygamy that will begin with the wives of Joseph Smith and eventually broaden to contemporary strains of the practice today. This episode deals with Alice’s great, great grandmother Sylvia Sessions. Links mentioned in this podcast:

Episode 06: Agnes Coolbrith

Written by Lindsay Hansen Park on . Posted in year of polygamy

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