Articles/Essays – Volume 18, No. 3

Mormon Polyandry in Nauvoo

1985: Richard S. Van Wagoner, “Mormon Polyandry in Nauvoo Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 18 No. 3 (1985): 67–83.

Van Wagoner defines polyandry as having two or more husbands at the same time. He identifies women who ended up marrying members of the Twelve or Joseph Smith while they were were already married to their own husband