Year of Polygamy: Polygamy in Nauvoo Episode 10

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.

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Sources:

Richard S. Van Wagoner, Mormon Polygamy, p.8

Early Mormonism and the Magic World View, p.140-141

Richard S. Van Wagoner, Sidney Rigdon, p.291

Historical Record 6:33: “Lucinda Harris, also one of the first women sealed to the Prophet Joseph”; Sarah Pratt, in

Wyl, 60; 4 Apr. 1899 sealing, Salt Lake Temple Sealing Records, Book D, 243;

Minutes of the High Council of the Church of Jesus Christ of Nauvoo Illinois, 6 Feb 1841

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.

Mormon Polygamy in Nauvoo, Richard Van Wagoner, Dialogue, Vol.18, No.3, p.77

In Sacred Loneliness, page 80-81

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;

Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 4, p.445

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.

St. Louis Bulletin, 15 July 1842

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.

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.

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

Times and Seasons 4, [May 1,1843]: 181

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

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.

William Clayton Journal 2, “Nauvoo, Illinois,” September 15, 17 and 21, 1843.

Times and Seasons, Vol.4, No.24, p.369

Brigham Young Diary, 30 Oct 1843

The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p.124

Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.403, Mormon Polygamy: A History, p.66

Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.432-434

Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.548-550, Manuscript fragment of Nauvoo Legion History for June 1844, LDS archives.

Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.558

Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol. 6, p.616-623

Brigham Young, A Series of Instructions and Remarks by President Young at a Special Council, Tabernacle, March 21, 1858 (Salt Lake City, 1858)

FMBC “Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin” by Nicole Hardy

This book has the uncanny ability to speak to a variety of people: the single adult in the church, married couples,  childless couples, parents, divorced members, women of all ages, a member in faith crisis or  those with a family member who is, struggling artists and professionals, those in the LDS  gay community, and so on…

If you teach or lead single adults in the church, this is a MUST READ in order to better understand your congregation’s  church experience and unique perspective.

Now, sit back and enjoy listening to Cami, “E” and  Nicole Hardy, herself, speak in depth about her memoir and journey as a single-adult Mormon woman.

 

(Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, Nicole Hardy, “Let it Go” by Demi Lovato [Frozen], Wendy Montgomery,)

FMBC “When Women Were Birds” by Terry Tempest Williams

There are books that can be read, studied and discussed; and then there are books that need to be experienced. Join Cami, Katrina and Sara as they express their experience of Terry Tempest William’s masterpiece, “When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice” and experience for yourself the effects of her words on women today.

 

(Sara Bareilles “Eden”, Spiral Jetty , L’Origine du monde by Gustave Courbet, Terry Tempest Williams)

Year of Polygamy: Presendia Huntington Buell, Episode 05

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 Presendia Huntington Buell.

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Letter to Presendia Huntington Buell, 15 March 1839 from Liberty Jail

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