She tells of hearing of the marriage of a 13-year-old girl, and being shocked. Thus, girls marrying at 14, even 15, were very much out of the ordinary. Mormon Polygamy Timeline; The 1830s; The Prophet Secretly Teaches Polygamy; Other Mormon Leaders Practice Polygamy; John C. Bennett’s Spiritual Wifery; Emma Smith Struggles; Polygamy and the Martyrdom; Nauvoo Polygamists. [2]. Upon her arrival Smith greeted her, ushered her into a private room, then locked the door. . . . . I cannot write them on paper. Born into a poor farming family, he was the fifth child of 11 — nine of whom survived childhood. Joseph Smith: Nineteenth Century Con Man? More recent figures indicate that it now occurs on average at 12.8 years of age. Though there is no exacT date for her marriage to the prophet, the best hypothosis is that the ceremony took place in 1843.”

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(Andrew Jenson, “LDS Biographical Encyclopedia” [1951], vol. Whitney. On 19 August 1842, he wrote the following love letter to Sarah, laying out his plans to meet up with her: “To arrange [a] night liason with [his] plural wife--Newell K. Whitney's daughter Sarah Ann--Smith writes: ' . Joseph Smith.\"

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(“Joseph Smith, Jr., to Newell K. Whitney, Elizabeth Ann Whitney, etc.,” 18 August 1842, George Albert Smith Family Papers, Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, text and signature of this document in the handwriting of Joseph Smith, Jr.; this document has been reproduced in Dean C. Jessee\'s “The Personal Writings of Joseph Smith” [Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Co., 1984], pp. The next day, Smith came by to explain to Helen the “Law of Celestial Marriage,” and, having done that, to take her as his latest bride. When he was a child his family moved to Palmyra in western New York where there was a lot of revivalism and religious fervor due to the Second Great Awakening. . . . In addition, Orson Whitney, son of Nancy Maria's friend, Helen, also identified her as Smith's wife. This promise was so great that I willingly gave myself to purchase so glorious a reward.". it helps to understand the context from within which we assess the lecherous scumbag known as Joseph Smith. but if she had any scruples of conscience about the matter, he would marry her privately.\'

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“Incredulous, Nancy countered that \'if she ever got married she would marry a single man or none at all.\' Grabbing her bonnet, she ordered the door opened or she would \'raise the neighbors.\' She then stormed out of the Hyde-Richards residence.

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“The next day, Smith wrote Nancy a letter, where he justified his advances, saying, \'That which is wrong under one circumstance may be, and often is, right under another . This is still the case is the rural Utah polygamist communities. Webb, Smith's grammar teacher . Joseph Smith—History 1:13. 6, p. 222 (1887 edition); and Compton, “In Sacred Loneliness,” p. 348-49; all cited in ibid)

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Smith then made secret arrangments to have a sexual rendevous with Sarah, without Emma finding out. .

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“\' . Described as \'a very nice and comly young woman,\' according to Benjamin Johnson, Fanny lived with the Smith family from 1833 to 1836.”

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Fanny eventually became the target of Smith\'s sexual advances, with Smith\'s predatory behavior soon becoming the talk of the town:

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“Martin Harris, one of the \'Three Witnesses\' to the Book of Mormon, recalled that the prophet\'s \'servant girl\' claimed he had made \'improper proposals to her, which created quite a talk amongst the people.\' Mormon Fanny Brewer similarly reported \'much excitement against the Prophet . The main ambiguity in the accounts is the verdict and sentence. \'Fertility Transition in the Connecticut Valley:1740-1850m\' \'Population Studies\' 32, March 1978, 27-41.: Table 6, p. 34.

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\"Jack Larkin, \'The Reshaping of Everyday Life,\' 1790-1840 (New York: Harper & Row, 1988), 63; Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, \'Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750\' [NY: Oxford University Press, 1980], 6; Nancy F. Cott, \'Young Women in the Second Great Awakening in New England,\' \'Feminist Studies\' 3 [1975] 16; Dr. Dorothy V. Whipple, \'Dynamics of Development: Euthenic Pediatrics\' [New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966]\"

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(\"Was It Normal to Marry 14 year-old Girls in Joseph Smith\'s Time?,\" by \"Deconstructor,\" at: http://www.i4m.com/think/polygamy/teen_polygamy.htm
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--More Data from Joseph Smith\'s Time Linking Him to Sexual Abuse of Young Girls

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RfM poster \"TLC,\" in observations entitled \"Joseph Smith, Menses, Pedophilia, Etc.,\" writes:

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*Smith and 17-year-old Lucy Walker

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Smith married Lucy on 1 May 1843, in the Smith\'s store, Nauvoo, officiated by William Clayton

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(FamilySearch.com record for Joseph Smith, Jr.; cited in ibid)
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*Smith and 19-year-old Maria Lawrence

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Smith married Maria on 11 May 1843.

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(“Historical Record,” vol. . . American women began to marry in their late teens; around different parts of the United States the average age of marriage varied from 19 to 23. . . Fraser's Magazine, February, 1873, vol. McLellin, in a letter to one of Smith\'s sons, added that the ensuing confrontation between Emma and her husband grew so heated that Rigdon, Frederick G. Williams, and Oliver Cowdery had to mediate the situation.

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\"After Emma related what she had witnessed, Smith, according to McLellin, \'confessed humbly and begged forgiveness. . Smith informed her (using a line he also employed with Emma and others) that he was ordered to do so by a sword-wielding angel who was threatening to kill him if he disobeyed:

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“Already married, 19 year-old Zina remained conflicted with Smith\'s polygamy proposal \'until a day in October, apparently, when Joseph sent [her older brother] Dimick to her with a message: an angel with a drawn sword had stood over Smith and told him that if he did not establish polygamy, he would lose “his position and his life.” Zina, faced with the responsibility for his position as prophet, and even perhaps his life, finally acquiesced.\' They were secretly married within days “

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(Todd Compton, “In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith,” pp. Three years later, when provoked by the prophet, Cowdery countered by calling the Fanny Alger episode 'a dirty, nasty, filthy affair.'. ]

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\"And then we have these testimonies:

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\"\'Joseph was very free in his talk about his women. . Now, for the evidence that Smith, like Jeffs, had sex with his own underage child victims: "Many LDS Church leaders and historians suggest that sexual relations and the marriage of Joseph Smith and his youngest wife, Helen Mar Kimball, 14 at the time, was 'approaching eligibility.'. Most of the change is attributed to better health and nutrition. Smith married Melissa in Nauvoo on 20 September 1843, with Hyrum Smith officiating: “Melissa testified that her marriage to Smith included sex.”, (FamilySearch.com record for Joseph Smith Jr.; and Affidavit of Melissa Willes, 3 Auust 1893; cited in ibid) In any event, it does make it clear that Joseph Smith was treading a very fine fine when it came to the sexual maturity of the girls he courted and/or married. 408-409. http://www.wivesofjosephsmith.org, "Did Smith have sex with his wives? Webb, Smith\'s grammar teacher . "The case is even true in pioneer Utah among first marriages. Helen later confessed to a close friend in Nauvoo: "I would never have been sealed to Joseph had I known it was anything more than ceremony. . 5, p. 53), acknowledged the lore of Smith\'s attraction to females, as described in \'The Wasp,” a LDS newspaper published in Nauvoo, Illinois:

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“[On 2 July 1843], the [Mormon] Church newspaper \'The Wasp\' publishe[d] a phrenology chart of Smith\'s head and personality. . . [T]here was no sin in it whatever . What Is Joseph Smith—History? Smith was prosecuted many times on related charges which bring his honesty into question, including: An interesting objection to this argument is that critics of Joseph Smith are using ad hominem attacks. . .

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\"What one of us as fathers here today would hesitate for a second to deck [someone] like [Joseph Smith] if he so much as glanced in any of our daughters\' directions? We don't know if he had sex with pre-pubescent children, therefore we don't know if he was truly a pedophile. Patriotic, conservative, influential, and vas… even things which might be considered abominable to all who understand the order of heaven only in part, but which in reality were right because God gave and sanctioned by special revelation.' [A] quick Googling of the word \'pedophilia\' will take you to the professional community\'s definitions. *Smith's Well-Earned Reputation for Being a Sex-Obsessed, Self-Possessed Philanderer. 5, p. 134-36; and Van Wagoner, “Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait in Religious Excess,” p. 295; cited in ibid)
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*Smith and 17-year-old Sarah Ann Whitney

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Prior to wedding Sarah in Nauvoo on 27 July 1842, Smith conveniently received a “revelation” for the benefit of Sarah and her parents, essentially condoning his adultery in the name of polygamy:

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“ . American women began to marry in their late teens; around different parts of the United States the average age of marriage varied from 19 to 23.

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\"In the United States the average age of menarche (first menstruation) dropped from 16.5 in 1840 to 12.9 in 1950. "What that might tell us about a girl who was 14 or 15 back then is hard to determine because of the nature of averages. This page was last edited on 17 March 2019, at 02:22. Let immortality and eternal life henceforth be sealed upon your heads forever and ever. My father had but one Ewe Lamb, but willingly laid her upon the altar: how cruel this seemed to my mother whose heartstrings were already stretched unil they were ready to snap asunder, for she had already taken Sarah Noon to wife and she thought she had made sufficient sacrifice but the Lord required more.". ", "And if he have ten virgins given unto him by this law, he cannot commit adultery, for they belong to him, and they are given unto him; therefore is he justified. . 6, p. 403; and Richard S. Van Wagoner, “Mormon Polygamy: A History,” p. 66)

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(all preceding and subsequent citations and quotes are found in “Joseph Smith\'s Polygamy Chronology,” at: http://www.i4m.com/think/polygamy/JS_Polygamy_Timeline.htm)
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*Smith and 16-year-old Fanny Alger

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Smith\'s first known sexual affair was with a teenager named Fannie Alger, who was living with Smith and his first wife Emma in their Kirtland, Ohio, home. . . . Joseph Smith—History 1:55–57 “Joseph and Emma Hale Smith Family,” Church History Topics. While it's easy to throw that word around in light of today's problems with child abusing priests in the Catholic clergy, the fact remains that 'pedophilia' is defined as '[t]he act or fantasy on the part of an adult of engaging in sexual activity with a child or children.'. For Hingham, Smith reports an age at first marriage of 23.7 at the end of the 18th century (1972: Table 3, p. 177). Whatever God requires is right, no matter what it is, although we may not see the reason thereof till long after the events transpire. . Prior to wedding Sarah in Nauvoo on 27 July 1842, Smith conveniently received a “revelation” for the benefit of Sarah and her parents, essentially condoning his adultery in the name of polygamy: “ . After swearing her to secrecy, wrote George W. Robinson, Smith announced his 'affection for her for several years, and wished that she should be his . Laura herself became engaged at 17--but her parents asked her to wait until she was 18 to marry.

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\"You merely need to go to your local courthouse and ask to see the old 19th century marriage books. [involving] an unlawful intercourse between himself and a young orphan girl residing in his family and under his protection.\'”

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(Van Wagoner, “Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait in Religious Excess,” p. 291; and Van Wagoner, “Mormon Polygamy: A History,” p. 8; cited in ibid)
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*Smith and 19-year-old Zina D. Hunington

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Smith further cemented his reputation for fooling around by making moves on a then-married teenager, Zina D. Hunington, who he asked on 25 October 1841 to become another of his multiple wives. 1, p. 697; S. Easton, “Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45;” “Civil Marriages in Nauvoo 1839-45.” Lyndon Cook, “Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46; Mormon Manuscripts to 1846;” cited in ibid). . [T]he only thing to be careful of is to find out when Emma comes, then you cannot be safe but when she is not here, there is the most perfect safety. "By today's definitions, when it comes to the pathology of pedophilia, Joseph Smith would probably not be considered a true pedophile. History. [It] doesn't mean however, that he wasn't a lecherous scumbag who would stop at nothing to bed any young woman who captured his fancy. "It is a pure myth that 19th-century American girls married at age 12-14. As part of Smith's brimming quiver of teenager brides, in May 1843, in Smith's Nauvoo store, he married an underage 14-year-old female named Helen Mar Kimball. Extreme susceptibility; passionately fond of the company of the other sex.' Although recorded in the official 'Revelation Book' of the time, the revelation was not canonized as scripture. "There is no documentation to support the idea that marriage at fourteen was 'approaching eligibility.' Because his family could not afford the luxury of public education, Joseph received only three years of … On 23 March 1844, William Law filed suit against Smith for committing adultery with Smith\'s foster daughter and plural wife:

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“William Law file[d] a formal complaint with the Hancock County [Illinois] circuit court charging Smith was living \'in an open state of adultery\' with Maria Lawrence, Smith\'s foster daughter and polygamous wife. Some apologists claim that Smith's confession is a forgery. For example, in Kenya average age at menarche fell from 14.4 in the late 1970s to 12.9 in the 1980s . [T]he Lord was well pleased with this matter . . . In young women, from the date of the first menstruation to the time at which she has become fitted for marriage, the average lapse of time is assumed by researchers to be two years. Joseph Smith–History (abbreviated JS–H) is a book in the Pearl of Great Price that contains an excerpt of the autobiographical record of some of the early events in Joseph Smith's life. The coming of puberty is regarded as the termination of childhood; in fact the term \'child\' is usually defined as the human being from the time of birth to the on-coming of puberty. Joseph Smith—History 1:25. by LDS Scripture of the Day | posted in: Pearl of Great Price | 0 . Smith married Flora in April 1843 (exact date unknown). I do it in my own name and in the name of my wife, your mother, and in the name of my holy progenitors, by the right of birth which is of priesthood, vested in my by revelation and commandment and promise of the living God, obtained by the Holy Melchizedek Jethro and others of the Holy Fathers, commanding in the name of the Lord all those powers to concentrate in you and through to your posterity forever.

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“\'All these things I do in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that through this order he may be glorified and that through the power of anointing David may reign King over Israel, which shall hereafter be revealed. . Emma and all forgave him.\' While Oliver Cowdery may have forgiven his cousin Joseph Smith, he did not forget the incident. . . But in aiming for accuracy in trying to describe Joseph Smith, there are a lot of words other than 'pedophile' that do the job more saliently and succinctly. "Verily, thus saith the Lord unto my servant N[ewell]. (“Temple Lot” case, complete transcript, pp. In fact, if God led Joseph to find the seer stone, then God is complicit in the bilking money from Smith's neighbors. . In that case, the question of his trustworthiness is very relevant and an ad hominem is actually not fallacious in this context. Early years. . (Joseph Smith's close confidant and LDS Church First Councilor, William Law, interview in 'Salt Lake Tribune,' 31 July 1887), "'When Heber C. Kimball asked Sister Eliza R. Snow the question if she was not a virgin although married to Joseph Smith, she replied, "I thought you knew Joseph Smith better than that."' I cannot write them on paper. 16 was comparatively rare but not unheard of. She also notes that the girl\'s mother \'takes in laundry\' and is sloppy and unkempt--implying that \"nice\" people don\'t marry off their teenaged daughters. Well known to biological anthropologists as the "secular trend," this crash in the age of sexual maturity has proceeded at the rate of four months per decade and, in most populations, continues. I was young, and they deceived me, by saying the salvation of our whole family depended on it.”, (Helen Mar Whitney journal: Helen Mar autobiography: “Woman's Exponent,” 1880; reprinted in “A Woman's View;” FamilySearch.com record for Joseph Smith, Jr.; and Van Wagoner, “Mormon Polygamy: A History,” p. 53; cited in ibid) Puberty [is] the point of time at which the sexual development is completed. Fanny Brewer, a Mormon visitor to Kirtland in 1837, observed 'much excitement against the Prophet . The Smith boys' first wives were in their 20s. The mean age of first marriages in colonial America was between 19.8 years to 23.7, most women were married during the age period of peak fecundity (fertility). . but if she had any scruples of conscience about the matter, he would marry her privately.'. Webb's daughter, Ann Eliza Webb Young, a divorced wife of Brigham Young, remembered that Fanny was taken into the Webb home on a temporary basis . A sensitive and religious-minded man since his youth, Joseph Smith claimed the angel Moroni visited him in 1823, when he was 18 years old, and told … _____, *Smith and 19-year-old Emily Dow Partridge. Founded in 1830 by the then twenty-four year old Joseph Smith, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (as it is formally named) has emerged from relative insularity during the mid-twentieth century to become a world-wide movement now numbering nine million members. She also notes that the girl's mother 'takes in laundry' and is sloppy and unkempt--implying that "nice" people don't marry off their teenaged daughters. Photographs of the Restoration. They are very clear as to what does and what doesn\'t constitute pedophilia.

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\"By today\'s definitions, when it comes to the pathology of pedophilia, Joseph Smith would probably not be considered a true pedophile. 1978. For Sturbridge, the age for a comparable group was 22.46 years (Osterud and Fulton 1976: Table 2, p. 484), and in Franklin County it was 23.3 years (Temkin-Greener, H., and A.C. Swedlund). The wild enthusiasm and the many denominations present confused Smith and he was uncertain of what to believe and how to worship. . Though she married non-Mormon Solomon Custer on 16 November 183614 and was living in Dublin City, Indiana, far from Kirtland, her name still raised eyebrows. 1, p. 697; “ Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45;\" and Compton, “In Sacred Lonliness,” p. 606; cited in ibid)
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*Smith and 19-year-old Melissa Lott

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Smith married Melissa in Nauvoo on 20 September 1843, with Hyrum Smith officiating:

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“Melissa testified that her marriage to Smith included sex.”

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(FamilySearch.com record for Joseph Smith Jr.; and Affidavit of Melissa Willes, 3 Auust 1893; cited in ibid)
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*Smith and 14-year-old Helen Mar Kimball

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As part of Smith\'s brimming quiver of teenager brides, in May 1843, in Smith\'s Nauvoo store, he married an underage 14-year-old female named Helen Mar Kimball. 6, p. 222 (1887 edition); and Compton, “In Sacred Loneliness,” p. 348-49; all cited in ibid). She had witnessed the sufferings of others, who were older and who better understood the step they were taking, and to see her child, who had yet seen her fifteenth summer, following the same thorny path, in her mind she saw the misery which was as sure to come as the sun was to rise and set; but it was hidden from me.". . [8] If they want to provide evidence of their validity, they would demonstrate they still work (under scientifically controlled conditions). I thought of the love and tenderness that he felt for his only daughter and I knew that he would not cast me off, and this was the only convincing proof that I had of its being right.”. . 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