The Domestic Life of Brigham Young During Brigham Young’s lifetime, visitors wanted to peek into his home to see how his family life worked. On one occasion, he complained: ‘Ladies who come into my office very frequently say, ‘I wonder if it would hurt his feelings if I ask him how many wives he has?. . . I would as lief they should ask me that question as any other; but I would rather see them anxious to learn about the Gospel” (JD 14:162). This paper answers the question of how many wives he has. I also discuss what life was like for the many wives and children living in that household.
Jeffery O. Johnson