Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders Hyrum Smith

05 June

Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders

Hyrum Smith

February 9, 1800-June 27,  1844

early mormon polygamistsToday we’re taking a look at Hyrum Smith. I always found it odd this man didn’t play a bigger role in the history of Mormonism and why his brother Joseph Jr. didn’t utilize their brotherhood in a broader sense.

Hyrum lived in his younger brother’s shadow. He seemed to go along with what the family had chosen to believe about Joseph and in the end it cost him his life. While it seems he’s an unwitting dupe at times it must be remembered he too lied about polygamy and he too practiced the nefarious deed. Smith Hyrum

You can read about him and his six wives here in our series Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders.

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