Episode 63: Phoebe Woodruff the Prophet’s Wife

phoebepic Join Lindsay as she talks with historian Corey Howard about the life of Phoebe Woodruff, first wife to Wilford Woodruff (President of the LDS Church during the Manifesto period). Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast:

Episode 62: Post-Manifesto Marriages

Join Lindsay as she discusses several of the most prominent known marriages that happened after both the 1890 manifesto and the 1904 manifesto.     Links and text mentioned and read in this podcast: Additional notes:
  1. Remarks of Wilford Woodruff at Cache Stake Conference, Logan, Utah, 1891-11-01; reported at Wilford Woodruff, “Remarks”, Deseret Weekly (Salt Lake City, Utah) 1891-11-14; excerpts reprinted in LDS Church, “Official Declaration—1”, Doctrine and Covenants.
  2. Diary entry of Marriner W. Merrill, 1890-10-06 (LDS Church archives), as cited in: Hardy 1992, p. 141.
  3. Flake, Kathleen (2003), The Politics of American Religious Identity: The Seating of Senator Reed Smoot, Mormon Apostle, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ISBN 0-8078-5501-4, OCLC 5770734

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. Episode 01: Fanny Alger Episode 02: Lucinda Morgan Harris Episode 03: Louisa Beaman Episode 04: Zina Huntington Jacobs Young Smith Episode 05: Presendia Huntington Buell Episode 06: Agnes Coolbrith Episode 07: Sylvia Sessions Episode 08: Patty Sessions Episode 09: Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner Episode 10: Polygamy in Nauvoo Episode 11: Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde Episode 12: Elizabeth Davis Durfee Episode 13: Sarah Kingsley Cleveland Episode 14: Delcena Johnson Sherman Episode 15: Eliza R. Snow Episode 16: Sarah Ann Whitney Episode 17: Martha McBride Knight Episode 18: Ruth Vose Sayers Episode 19: Flora Ann Woodworth Episode 20: Emily Partridge Episode 21: Joseph Smith’s Progeny Episode 22: Eliza Partridge Episode 23: Almera Johnson Episode 24: Lucy Walker Episode 25: The Lawrence Sisters Episode 26: Helen Mar Kimball Episode 27: Hannah Ells Episode 28: Elvira Cowles Holmes Episode 29: Rhoda Richards Episode 30: Olive Grey Frost Episode 31: Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer Episode 32: Melissa Lott Episode 33: Nancy Winchester Episode 34: Fanny Young Episode 35: Polygamy and Lamanite Marriages Episode 36: Plural Marriage and the Martydom Episode 37: Polygamy and Winter Quarters Episode 38: Polygamy and Winter Quarters Episode 39: Early Utah Period Polygamy Episode 40: Heber C. Kimball Episode 41: Polygamy and the Family, Public and Private Episode 42: Scandal, Soldiers, Sex and Wives Episode 43: Violent 1850’s Utah Episode 44: The Utah War Episode 45: Houses of Polygamy Episode 46: A Brief History of the Relief Society Episode 47: History of Southern Utah, Part 1 Episode 48: History of Southern Utah, Part 2 (Orderville and other towns) Episode 49: Emma Lee French Episode 50: Marriage to Brigham Young Episode 51: Amelia Folsom, “Brigham’s Favorite Wife” Episode 52: Obscure Polygamous Women, Polygamous Wives Writing Club Episode 53: Federal Legislation Episode 54: Lucinda Dalton, Mormon Feminist Pioneer Episode 55: Emmeline Free Episode 56: Polygamy in Mexican Colonies Episode 57: Polygamy and Suffrage Episode 58: Anne Gordge, Polygamous Calamity Jane