19th Century Mormon Polygamy
wlinden at panix.com
Sun Sep 3 06:48:11 PDT 2006
If I remember my references correctly, some of these marriages were "for
eternity only" (rather than
"for time and eternity"), solely to ensure the woman's status in the next
t 07:46 PM 9/2/06 -0400, you wrote:
>I believe the gender imbalance was in early converst before Utah.
>Mormon leaders like Brigham Young married single women who were often
>quite old; far from kicking out the 40 year old to make room for the 20
>year old, he invited the 60+ year old widow into his home
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