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Question #19451 posted on 10/12/2005 3:13 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How many women did Joseph Smith marry?

- IO

A: Dear IO,

Estimates on how many women Joseph Smith married vary. http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=ancestorsearchresults.asp lists 24 different wives, but most scholars believe the number is higher than this. Some estimates range up to 48, but not all of these are well-documented. The most common estimate that I have found is that there is well-documented evidence of 34 wives.