Amish believe large families are a blessing from God. Amish rules allow marrying only between members of the Amish Church.
Who is the famous polygamist?
Warren Steed Jeffs (born December 3, 1955) is the president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church), a polygamous denomination. In 2011, he was convicted of two felony counts of child sexual assault, for which he is currently serving a life sentence plus twenty years.
Are concubines legal?
Concubine refers to a woman who lives with a man to whom she is not married. Although a concubine serves the functions of a legal wife, she does not enjoy any rights in a family or any spiritual comforts. A concubine is denied certain legal protections.
What person has the most wives?
Ziona Chana was recognized by a number of sources as heading the worlds largest existing family, with a total of 167 members, including grandchildren. Though Winston Blackmore, the head of a polygamous Mormon sect in Canada, is said to have fathered roughly 150 children with 27 wives, for a total of 178.
Who has the most wives ever?
Zionas family is recorded by the World Record Academy as setting the world record for the Biggest Family. At the time of the record entry in 2011, Ziona had 39 wives, 94 children, 14-daughters-in-laws and 33 grandchildren. The same year, The Wall Street Journal listed the family as The Biggest Family in the World.