Careful quotes place the true quantity between 30 and 40.

  1. See Hales, Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, 2:272–73.
  2. See Hales, Joseph Smith’s Polygamy, 2:277–302. Despite claims that Joseph Smith fathered kiddies within plural wedding, hereditary assessment has thus far been negative, he fathered two or three children with plural wives though it is possible. (See Ugo A. Perego, “Joseph Smith, issue of Polygamous Offspring, and DNA Analysis, ” in Newell G. Bringhurst and Craig L. Foster, eds., The Persistence of Polygamy: Joseph Smith together with Origins of Mormon Polygamy Independence, MO: John Whitmer Books, 2010, 233–56. )
  3. J. Spencer Fluhman, “A Subject that may Bear Investigation’: Anguish, Faith, and Joseph Smith’s Youngest Plural Wife, ” in Robert L. Millet, ed., No tool Shall Prosper: New Light on Sensitive Issues (Provo and Salt Lake City: Brigham younger University Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, 2011), 104–19; Craig L.Read More