Webb, Smith\'s grammar teacher . Fanny was also Smith's first confimred plural wife. .\'

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\"So, . The Massachusetts family reconstitutions revealed somewhat higher mean ages. This page was last edited on 17 March 2019, at 02:22. Sure, a very few did but it was far from the norm. . the rest of American society at the time. . . Joseph Smith—History. John Philip Walker, ed., Dale Morgan on Early Mormonism: Correspondence and a New History (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1986), 373, n. 44. Joseph Smith used the same seer stone as one aids to his "translation" of the Book of Mormon. . . 6, p. 223; Lucy Walker Smith Kimball, in “Temple Lot“ case, full transcript, p. 461, LDS archives; Helen Kimball Whitney, “Woman\'s Exponent,\" 15 February 1886, p. 138, cited in ibid)
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*Smith and 16-year-old Nancy Maria Winchester

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Smith married Nancy in Nauvoo on 28 July 1843:

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“According to Mormon Church Historian Andrew Jenson, Nancy married Joseph sometime before his death in June of 1844. . Grabbing her bonnet, she ordered the door opened or she would 'raise the neighbors.' . The authenticity of the Book of Mormon depends on the credibility of Joseph Smith, the supposed translator of the book. . 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. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith in New York State in the USA in 1830. Born into a poor farming family, he was the fifth child of 11 — nine of whom survived childhood. In 1829 and 1830, Joseph Smith’s understanding of the priesthood as shown in the Doctrine and Covenants was about Church administration and priesthood authority and offices, McBride continued. . W hen Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon church, received a revelation in about 1831 in which he was commanded by God to break the law and take multiple wives, he … [involving] an unlawful intercourse between himself and a young orphan girl residing in his family and under his protection.\"

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Emma discovered the sexual affair between Smith and Fanny and exploded in anger. . 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. 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.

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\"There is a lot of research in this arena because of the alarming shift in menarchal age from the 1800s to present day where the median onset of menarche has now dropped to age 12:

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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. 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.”. . Smith secretly took Emily as another of his wives in Nauvoo on 4 March 1843, with Elder Heber C. Kimball officiating the ceremony. . . History. The same pattern was true for . I know that my response would be visceral and swift.

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\"Makes you wonder what kind of men Smith had around him that they would so willingly hand over their young daughters to him. . . . According to McLellin, Emma was searching for her husband and Alger one evening, when through a crack in the barn door she saw \'him and Fanny in the barn together alone\' on the hay mow. 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. Smith “came to know [her] in Kirtland during early 1833 when she, at the age of 16, stayed at his home as a housemaid. Joseph Smith-History, as we now have it in the Pearl of Great Price, was part of this 1839 version of the History of the Church. For Hingham, Smith reports an age at first marriage of 23.7 at the end of the 18th century (1972: Table 3, p. 177). . http://www.i4m.com/think/history/joseph_smith_sex.htm. 6:, p. 225; cited in ibid)
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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. However, all accounts consider Smith to be a diviner (self confessed or not). . There are several accounts of Joseph Smith's trial in which he was accused of attempting to divine for treasure and charging fees for his fraudulent services. Smith had received a revelation … :

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“\'Verily, thus saith the Lord, unto my servant Newell K. Whitney, a revelation to Newell K. Whitney, 27 July 1842, and Joseph Smith, Elizabeth Ann Whitney and Sarah Ann Whitney

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\"Verily, thus saith the Lord unto my servant N[ewell]. _____. . 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.". Sanderson\'s assumptions are consistent with a mean of 19.8 years (Sanderson 1979: 343). They are very clear as to what does and what doesn't constitute pedophilia. “Chauncey Webb recounts Emma’s later discovery of the relationship: 'Emma was furious, and drove the girl, who was unable to conceal the consequences of her celestial relation with the prophet, out of her house' . . . "Whatever the average age of menarche might have been in the mid-19th-century, the average age of marriage was around 20 for women and 22 for men. 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).
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*Smith and 16-year-old Flora Ann Woodworth

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Smith married Flora in April 1843 (exact date unknown).

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(Elder William Clayton affidavit, in “Historical Record,” vol. To set the stage, he first quotes from Smith's Mormon scriptural justification for polygamous sex as a general principle required for Mormon exaltation (the same scriptures, by the way, faithfully cited and espoused by Warren Jeffs, as well): "And I will bless Joseph Smith and multiply him and give unto him an hundredfold in this world, of fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, houses and lands, wives and children, and crowns of eternal lives in the eternal worlds. . On 23 March 1844, William Law filed suit against Smith for committing adultery with Smith's foster daughter and plural wife: “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. I subscribe myself your most obedient, and affectionate, companion and friend. reported that when the pregnancy became evident, Emma Smith drove Fanny from her home. [T]here was no sin in it whatever . . . The main ambiguity in the accounts is the verdict and sentence. by Lance S. Owens IF THERE IS A RELIGION uniquely and intrinsically American – a religion worked from its soil, and cast in the ardent furnace of its primal dreams – that religion must be Mormonism. 16 was comparatively rare but not unheard of. '”, (Van Wagoner, “Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait in Religious Excess,” p. 291; and Van Wagoner, “Mormon Polygamy: A History,” p. 8; cited in ibid) We don\'t know if the teenaged girls he married and/or had sex with were sexually mature or not.

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\"But regardless of whether they were sexually mature or not, something in us is sickened by the thoughts of them being coerced into any kind of relationship with this lecher who was pretending to use God as his motivator.

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\"Joseph Smith was not the first--nor will he be the last--to prey upon young girls for sexual gratification. Whatever biology might have to say, according to the morals of his time, several of Joseph Smith\'s wives were still inappropriately young for him.

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\"It is a pure myth that 19th-century American girls married at age 12-14.

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\"For example, Laura Ingalls Wilder, from \'Little House on the Prairie\' fame, was born in 1867, which puts her later than Joseph Smith but still in the 1800s. 1, p. 697; “ Marriages in Nauvoo Region 1839-45;" and Compton, “In Sacred Lonliness,” p. 606; cited in ibid) _____. . Address of the Prophet–His Testimony Against the Dissenters at Nauvoo. . Others simply restate that Joseph Smith really did have the power of divination. The first trait [was] 'Amativeness-11, L[arge]. Joseph Smith—History 1:55–57 “Joseph and Emma Hale Smith Family,” Church History Topics. RfM poster "TLC," in observations entitled "Joseph Smith, Menses, Pedophilia, Etc.," writes: ". K. Whitney, the thing that my servant Joseph Smith has made known unto you and your family [his plural marriage to Sarah Ann Whitney], and which you have agreed upon is right in mine eyes and shall be rewarded upon your heads with honor and immortality and eternal life to all your house both old and young because of the lineage of my priesthood, saith the Lord. [T]he Lord was well pleased with this matter . While Oliver Cowdery may have forgiven his cousin Joseph Smith, he did not forget the incident. it helps to understand the context from within which we assess the lecherous scumbag known as Joseph Smith. Read in scriptures: https://bit.ly/2LrLsYc. In this revelation, the Lord reveals a plural marriage ceremony, which would later be altered and become the sealing ceremony in the temple . . . He didn\'t have sex with them (also shown false)?

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\"Recovery from Mormonism - www.exmormon.org\"

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