HOW CONVENIENT THAT THE PICTURE DOESN’T SHOW RAPE, CHILD MARRIAGES AND ABANDONMENT IN THE FAMILIES OF THE WOMEN DEPICTED.
I thought the media dropped the ball on YFZ and this is my response. I’m curious how you feel before reading the text, only looking at the “cutesy” picture, and after reading.
Picture by David Burnett. From left to right: Megan Dockstader (holding baby Richard Seth Dockstader), Sandra Steed Jeffs, Zavenda Young Jessop, Nancy Johnson Barlow (holding Gloria Day Barlow), Rose Barlow, Dora Mae Steed Barlow Allred, Elizabeth Jeffs Jessop.
Elizabeth Jeffs Jessop’s husband is Raymond Jessop. If that doesn’t tell you everything: The man who married and raped a 15 year old who was previously married to his brother and is serving 10 years for the rape. THAT GUY!
Nancy Johnson Barlow’s husband is Bob (Donald Robert) Barlow Allred. She had three other children with her when the raid took place: Versaree Anne, LaNan and Matthew Leroy. Bob Barlow has 27 children and 28 stepchildren. He is a brother to Dale Evans Barlow, a convicted sex offender and half-brother to Dan Barlow, Jr., another sex offender. Bob himself was charged with a sex offense in Mohave County, Arizona. He was acquitted by a jury. His defense was able to raise reasonable doubt as to whether the offense took place in the state of Arizona or not (remember Colorado City/Hildale is right on the border). His acquittal does not change the fact that in 1999 he married a girl who was 16 at the time or the fact that she gave birth to her first child when she was 17. Bob is the father of Merilyn Rose Barlow and he gave her away to be raped by an older man at age 14. Bob Barlow arranged for this photo shoot. (Source 1, Source 2)
A picture of Nancy, LaNan and Versaree by Cynthia Esparza.
In the media, only Zavenda Young Jessop, her husband Edson and her youngest four children (Zachery, 10, Ephraim, 8, Russell, 6, and Anne, 4) were shown. EDSON HAS 4 OTHER WIVES THAT HE LEFT IN COLORADO CITY AND AT LEAST 32 CHILDREN WITH THESE 4 OTHER WIVES THAT HE ALL IGNORED. Zavenda herself has at least 9 other children: 6 of these (including a 9 year old) she left in Colorado City and at least 3 (I believe more) older children have left the Crick and are apostates that she is not *supposed* to have contact with. Somehow the media found this irrelevant. Here a list of other wives and children (with the oldest who have left the FLDS omitted): Zavenda’s other kids (again: those that left the FLDS not included, although I know that they miss her) Woodruff Young – age 18; Shannon Young – age 16; Brigham Young – age 15; Joseph Young – age 13; Merilyn Young – age 11; Zavenda Young Jr. – age 9
Edson’s other wives and children: Elaine – Wife 2 (Hyrum – son – 17; Lydia – daughter – 16; Anna May – daughter – 13; Leslie – son – 12; Myles – son – 10; Samantha – daughter – 8; Lucy – daughter 7; Oakley – son – 3)
Sara – Wife 3 (Daniel – son – 18; Violet – daughter – 17; David – son – 15; Sara – daughter – 14; Karen – daughter – 12; William – son – 11; Veda – daughter – 9; Suzanne – daughter 8; Ivan – son – 5; Leah – daughter – 3)
May – wife 4 (Edson – son – 13; Rose – daughter – 11; Marrianne – daughter – 9; Lenora – daughter – 7; Corlyn – son – 6; Mason – son – 3)
Permelia – wife 5 (Johnson – son – 18; Carla – daughter – 13; Herber – son – 11; Jeremiah – son – 10; Melinda – daughter – 8; Seth – son – 6; Randell – son – 4; Nan – daughter – 2)
Dora Mae Barlow Allred – She had six children at YFZ. Her husband is Edmund Lorin Barlow Allred. Based on registered addresses, his other wives are Alice Faye Steed (aka Alice Young), Aseneth Steed, Vilate Lucinda Barlow (unless he has sisters registered with him, which… lol.. no, he doesn’t). Childbrides also has him married to Dorothy Steed. Edmund committed some kind of tax fraud for Warren (sorry, didn’t get it, but it’s linked).
Megan Dockstader- in the words of Warren Jeffs via Naomie Jeffs:
“Tuesday, January 13, 2004 (San Angelo, Texas) 5:20 am Naomie’s Testimony of what happened through the night. […] At 3:10 am you [Warren Jeffs] said […] “I will also take care of Megan Dockstader, doing that marriage. I will need Jim to come to Short Creek.”
Now let’s hear Megan Dockstader’s sisterwife Lucille:
Lucille Nielsen is 24 years old, soon 25, and has a
two-year-old son whose father is Jim Jessop [another son of Merrill Jessop and Barbara Jessop; meaning Jim’s sister Merrianne was given away to be raped when she was 12 years old and his father is in jail]. Lucille Nielsen’s son, Wendell Leroy Jessop, has not had any immunizations. Jim Jessop is Ms. Nielsen’s “spiritual husband.” They married when she was 19 years old. Jim Jessop’s “legal wife” is Sarah Jessop. Megan Dockstader is also Jim Jessop’s spiritual wife. There are a total of seven children that live with Ms. Nielsen, her sister wives, and Jim Jessop. The oldest child is 9 years old. Lucille’s spiritual husband is 32, and the sister wives are 32 and 23. Lucille is the second wife. Ms. Nielsen believes that a good age to marry is twenty. However, she knows of at least a dozen women who married under the age of eighteen.
Apparently Warren Jeffs blamed Jim Jessop for not possessing magical powers… It concerned crazypants cement that is not actually cement (and that Warren claimed he invented through divine intervention) not working.
Here are Megan, Lucille, Sarah, Jim and Warren Jeffs in a picture by Stephanie Sinclair.
Sandra Steed Jeffs has a son named Rulon Steed Jeffs. I’m not sure who her husband is. Probably one of Warren’s brothers.
Flora Jessop with the two Fawns, Fawn Holm and Fawn Broadbent, who ran away after they were entered into the joybook for a forced child marriage at age 14. Long article is linked. Fawn Holm later went to live with an already married middle-aged follower of Winston Blackmore, Doug Cooke, which created a huge stir (I think that is unfair, while Winston is decidedly less than ideal with all his superyoung marriages, saying he’s the same as Warren Jeffs is still unwarranted). Doug was (and is) married to Ada Cooke, who is a cousin of Fawn Holm’s. Doug tried to convince Fawn to marry him as well. Fawn in the end left and has been for several years in a (afaik monogamous, but I could be wrong) relationship with a Tea Party NRA exFLDS Jessop.