"Their mission complete, Olive and the Pratts arrived in Nauvoo in April 1843. There, Olive lived with some old friends from Maine, Patty and David Sessions. She also socialized with Eliza R. Snow. Both Patty and Eliza had become wives of Joseph Smith a year earlier and Olive, herself, was soon introduced to plural marriage. Mary Ann remembers, “She seemed to realize and appreciate the magnitude of the great and important mission allotted to woman in the perfect plan of this Gospel dispensation, and she desired to do her part in the good work. She freely accorded to man the title of king, and joyfully accepted the place of queen by his side. It was at this time that the principle of plurality of wives was taught to her. She never opposed it, and, as in the case of baptism, soon accepted it to be her creed, in practice as well as in theory. She was married for time and all eternity to Joseph Smith...”" (In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith pgs 589–590)
There is much more to add to the timeline above. This page will be updated over time. The fact of the matter is that the church leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints covered up their polygamy practices and denied it over and over again. When in reality many of the men had many wives at the time they were questioned. It was a big cover up. As you can see by the dates above and what happened in the timeframe, it is not looking good for the Mormon church. As for the Bible, we must remember that God has already said that a man is to be married to one wife, and therefore, He would never force anyone to marry multiple women. Surely, what happened to Joseph was that he was influenced by the devil and he gave into the threat that he was given. As for the true God, His directive is this. “Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.” (Deuteronomy 17:17) Amen.