Daily Snippets of what happened on this day in Mormon Church History.
175 years ago today - Feb 8, 1842
Joseph Smith marries Sylvia Sessions Lyon. She has been legally married to Windsor P. Lyon since 1838 and Windsor is in full fellowship with the Church when the polyandrous marriage takes place. Exactly two years later a child, whom she claimed was fathered by Joseph Smith, is born to Sylvia. Recent DNA testing reveals the father was actually Windsor. Documentary evidence suggests February 8, 1843 as an alternative date for their marriage