Joseph Smith and wives
Romney's father, the late Michigan governor George Romney, was born in Chihuahua, Mexico,
in 1907 to American citizens living in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints colony.
The Romney family had left the U.S. to avoid being prosecuted for polygamy after laws against
the practice were enforced, and returned to the U.S. after the Mexican Revolution broke out.
Some family members stayed in Mexico and Mitt Romney has about 40 relatives still living
south of the border.- Huffington Post