Today in Mormon History - Jun 10

Today in Mormon History ...

[Polygamy] Brigham Young Jr. marries 6th wife
Brigham Young Jr. marries 6th wife, Helen E. Armstrong. In August of 1901 he marries his 7th wife, whose name has been made unavailable. Note that 6th wife was married less then four months before the Manifesto, in which Woodruff makes the ( false ) claim that no new marriages were being allowed by the church. Brigham Young Jr. was President of the Quorum of the 12 for 3 years and in line to become the next president when he died in 1903. Note that Brigham Young Jr. would have become LDS church president in 1901 if he had not been demoted on 5 April 1900 ( he was demoted for, among other things, his continual preaching of polygamy and taking of new wives). (1)
-- 120 years ago - Jun 10, 1890

Joseph Smith is tried for assault and battery on his brother-in-law, Calvin W. Stoddard. The trouble likely stemmed from Stoddard calling Joseph "a d-d false prophet". Witnesses testified that Stoddard had been the first aggressor. The court dismissed the case, stating that "there could be no cause for further prosecution; that the assault might perhaps be justified on the principle of self-defense." (2)
-- 175 years ago - Jun 10, 1835

[U.S. Religious History] Alcoholic's Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio. (3)
-- 75 years ago - Jun 10, 1935

1 - Tungate, Mel, Mormon Polygamy,
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,

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