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August 10, 2018

Episode 115 – Bennett, Jo’s Kindred Scoundrel

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On this episode, we begin with discussing the rumor mill that was Nauvoo. The Relief Society, with Emma as head, was tasked with tracking down the source of salacious rumors concerning adultery within the Mormon elite and squashing said rumors. John C. Wreck-it Bennett becomes too brazen with his propositions of polygamous relationships and must be excised from Church leadership. We begin to see the fracturing of the relationship between Jo and Bennett unfold.

Links:

Mormon Enigma by Newell and Avery
https://www.amazon.com/Mormon-Enigma-Emma-Hale-Smith/dp/0252062914

Bennett’s brothel in Nauvoo
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/Brothel_at_Nauvoo

Bennett, the ‘Lucifer’ of early Mormonism
http://www.ldsliving.com/John-C-Bennett-the-Lucifer-of-early-Mormonism/s/65856

JosephSmithsPolygamy on Bennett
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/john-c-bennett-and-spiritual-wifery/

Rise and Fall of Bennett
http://www.lostmormonism.com/infamous-mormon-john-c-bennett/

John Bennett and Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Addressing the Question of Reliability
http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Hales-John-C.-Bennett.pdf

Bennett, Saintly Scoundrel
http://www.salamandersociety.com/museum/bennett/

Witch ointments and aphrodisiacs by J. Muller
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10024767

Bennett’s alleged abortions in Nauvoo
http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/abortions/#_ftn3

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