In recent years, the Priesthood/Relief Society manuals have told the life stories of the early church presidents, including Brigham Young (1998–99), John Taylor (2003), Wilford Woodruff (the current manual), Joseph F. Smith (2000–01) and Heber J. Grant (2004). These men were polygamists, yet the manuals tend to leave out their plural families. What were their family lives like? In this panel, we will try to answer that question as we overview the extensive families of several of these Church leaders.
Todd M. Compton, Laura R. Compton, and Dan Erickson