(Salt Lake Tribune) The audience emitted a gasp when Edith Barlow told them she was a man's 13th wife.
Barlow was used to it.
"People say, 'Thirteenth? Are you freaking kidding me?' " said Barlow, 39.
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Barlow's husband, Canadian polygamist Winston Blackmore has married 27 women in all. He has 145 children, according to some of them who sat beside Barlow on Thursday at the annual Sunstone Salt Lake Symposium, held at the University of Utah.
Two of Blackmore's wives and three of his children on Thursday described the dynamics of a family bigger than some Utah towns. They also gave insights into Blackmore, whom Canadian authorities are prosecuting for polygamy, and who was once a bishop in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.