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Posted by: matt ( )
Date: September 23, 2010 06:07PM

Did he father any? Did he father Emma's children?

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Posted by: kookoo4kokaubeam ( )
Date: September 24, 2010 10:47AM

DNA research on this seems to have gone silent.

Lack of interest or something more sinister like they actually found a match but were asked by somebody to not publish?

Sorry, the primordial conspiracist in me just made an appearance.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2010 10:47AM by kookoo4kokaubeam.

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Posted by: CA girl ( )
Date: September 24, 2010 11:41AM

Are the ones that tested negative. But if none of the names turn out to be Joseph Smith's children, isn't that just as bad? Polygamy's entire stated purpose was to raise up a righteous seed to the Lord and yet it didn't work. If the Lord gave these women to Joseph to produce offspring with, why didn't that happen? God is certainly capable of seeing that someone he wants pregnant gets pregnant. If polygamy wasn't to give Joseph children, then it must have been to give Joseph sex toys. Seriously. There are two reasons to marry these women: children and/or sex. God didn't send children.

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Posted by: Mo Larkey ( )
Date: September 24, 2010 11:49AM

on this same thought... how many children from JS died in birth or infancy.

seems like I rad 5 which seems pretty steep.


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Posted by: Thread Killer ( )
Date: September 24, 2010 05:41PM

If Joseph was supposed to "raise up seed" he did a pretty lousy job, and if he married these women to simply create "loose dynastic ties" (whatever the h*ll apologists mean by that)without progeny, he was going against God's plan by NOT "raising up seed". And why was he marrying other men's wives, and why would God allow so many of his confirmed children to die.
That's not even mentioning the whole Dr. Bennett and his reported abortion services. Sorry to veer OT, but--it's all enough to make a TBM's head explode......

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Posted by: daaaady ( )
Date: September 24, 2010 06:12PM

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Posted by: unworthy ( )
Date: September 24, 2010 08:06PM

I'm sure there is more than anyone is aware of. I think that some of the women involved with horny Joe,,attributed the bun in the oven to their husband.

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Posted by: djb ( )
Date: September 24, 2010 09:14PM

that prevented him from having children who lived. Seemed like most of them died relatively early, and the survivors tended to be very weak.

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Posted by: Ex Aedibus ( )
Date: September 25, 2010 05:28AM

John C. Bennett was a doctor who also performed abortions. That may have covered up a few of them.

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Posted by: Lucky ( )
Date: September 25, 2010 12:08PM

9 with Emma, IIRC, that LDS INC even acknowledges,its right on the wall in the religion section of Harold B. Lee Library at BYU.

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Posted by: Greyfort ( )
Date: September 25, 2010 01:02PM

When Josephine Rosetta Lyon's mother was dying, she told Josephine that she was Joseph Smith's child. Even if they currently haven't found any living relatives of children fathered by Smith, this is still a confession that she had sexual relations with him. That disputes the argument that they were spiritual wives only.

It looks like a lot of the suspected children fathered by Smith also died in infancy, like many of Emma's children did.

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