This Wives of Joseph Smith website (wivesofjosephsmith.com) was created to give easy access to information about the early foundations of eternal marriage and the individuals involved. Information on this site is derived from various scholarly works, including Brian C. Hales’ seminal work Joseph Smith’s Polygamy.
Prior to now, the story of Joseph Smith’s wives has been primarily told by either antagonists or scholars carefully dissecting the facts, leaving readers to infer possible motives for marrying dozens of women. This website attempts to give a concise description not only of events but motives.
I am Meg Stout, a descendant of one of Joseph’s plural wives, and lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I welcome your comments and ask your patience as I populate this site.