Early member of the church, Martha Hansen took good care of the hungry or the traveler that happened upon her home. What was her charge?
a. That they read the provided Book of Mormon
b. That they take the missionary discussions
c. That they in turn feed someone as she did for them
d. That they milk the cows in the morning
Polygyny [official term of polygamy] is not unique to nineteenth-century Mormons. Of the 1,170 societies recorded in Murdock’s Ethnographic Analysis, Polygyny is present in 850, or about 73 percent of them. Estimates of prevalence for the examples listed in appendix A range as high as 76 percent of husbands (in Ijebu, Nigeria in 1952) and 72 percent of wives (in Mosogat and Igueben, Nigeria, in 1977-78).
Davis Bitton, Val Lambson, Lowell C. “Ben” Bennion, and Kathryn M. Daynes, Probing the High Prevalence of Polygyny in St. George, 1861-1880, BYU Studies, Vol. 51, Number 4, 2012, 7.