Paul Elden Kingston

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Paul Elden Kingston
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Trustee in Trust [1]
August 25, 1987 (1987-08-25)
PredecessorJohn Ortell Kingston
Personal details
BornUnited States
Spouse(s)up to 27
Childrenup to 300[2]
ParentsJohn Ortell Kingston

Paul Elden Kingston has been the leader of the Mormon fundamentalist Latter Day Church of Christ and the Davis County Cooperative Society in the USA since 1987. Paul Kingston succeeded his father John Ortell Kingston as the leader of the Kingston Clan on his father's death in 1987. During his tenure, Kingston has followed his father's practice of plural, child, and intra-family marriage.[3]

In 2006, it was estimated that Paul Kingston had up to 27 wives (including three half-sisters of his),[4] some of whom have up to eighteen children.[5]


  1. ^ Hales, Brian C. "John Ortell Kingston". Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  2. ^ Bennion, Janet.(2012). Polygamy in Primetime: Media, Gender and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism. University Press of New England. Lebanon, NH. ISBN 978-1-61168-262-5
  3. ^ Janofsky, Michael (February 27, 2003), "Young Brides Stir New Outcry on Utah Polygamy", The New York Times, retrieved 2013-09-10 Late Edition - Final Section A, page 1, column 2
  4. ^ Adams, Brooke (October 23, 2006), "Utah authorities aim incest investigation at Kingston family", The Salt Lake Tribune, retrieved 2013-09-10
  5. ^ Tracy, Kathleen (2002), The Secret Story of Polygamy, Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, p. 96, ISBN 1-57071-723-0
Latter Day Church of Christ
Preceded by
John Ortell Kingston
Prophet and Presiding Priesthood Leader
July 8, 1948 (1948-07-08) -