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Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury

2 May 1812–15 October 1898

Born 2 May 1812 at Enfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut.[1] Son of Solomon Kingsbury and Bathshua Amanda Pease.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Burr Riggs, 15 Jan. 1832, in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio.[3] Served a mission to New York, 1835.[4] Appointed to serve on the Kirtland high council, 13 Jan. 1836.[5] Married first Caroline Whitney, 3 Feb. 1836, in Geauga Co.[6] Wife and two sons died, by Oct. 1842.[7] Served a mission to New England, 1843–1844.[8] Married second Sarah Ann Whitney, 29 Apr. 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.[9] Participated in plural marriage.[10] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Abraham Smoot pioneer company, arriving 29 Sept. 1847.[11] Appointed as bishop of the Salt Lake City Second Ward, Apr. 1851.[12] Worked at the General Tithing Store, attaining the position of superintendent, 1860–1898.[13] Served as watchman of the Salt Lake Tabernacle.[14] Sustained as patriarch of the Salt Lake Stake, 1883.[15] Died 15 Oct. 1898 at Salt Lake City.[16]

 

[1] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple, vol. A, 1846–1857, p. 365, Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury, Dorcus Adelia More, and Loenza Aleina Pond, 26 Jan. 1846, microfilm 183374, DGS 5265582 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Feb. 2019), Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury (KWJH-X6D).

[2] Joseph C. Kingsbury, Autobiography and Journal, 1846–1864, p. 1, MS 6571, CHL. “Kingsbury, Joseph Corrodon,” Andrew Jenson Collection, ca. 1841–1842, MS 17956, CHL.

[3] Joseph C. Kingsbury, Autobiography and Journal, 1846–1864, p. 1, MS 6571, CHL. “Kingsbury, Joseph Corrodon,” Andrew Jenson Collection, ca. 1841–1842, MS 17956, CHL.

[4] Joseph C. Kingsbury, Autobiography and Journal, 1846–1864, p. 1, MS 6571, CHL.

[5] Joseph Smith, Journal, 13 Jan. 1836 (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-1835-1836/104,107, accessed 24 June 2020). “Kingsbury, Joseph Corrodon,” Andrew Jenson Collection, ca. 1841–1842, MS 17956, CHL.

[6] Geauga Co., OH, Probate Court, Marriage Records, 1806–1920, vols. C–D, 1833–1851, Joseph C. Kingsbury, microfilm 20256, DGS 4254547, image 605/806, FHL. Geauga Co., OH, Common Pleas Court, Marriage Licenses, 1836, MS 22504, image 14/15, CHL. Joseph C. Kingsbury, Autobiography and Journal, 1846–1864, p. 2, MS 6571, CHL. Leonard J. Arrington, Oliver Cowdery’s Kirtland, Ohio, “Sketch Book” ([Salt Lake City]: [Historical Department], 1975), 421.

[7] Joseph C. Kingsbury, Autobiography and Journal, 1846–1864, p. 2, MS 6571, CHL. Old Nauvoo Burial Ground (Nauvoo, IL: Nauvoo Restoration, Inc., 1990), 20.

[8] Joseph C. Kingsbury, Autobiography and Journal, 1846–1864, p. 2, MS 6571, CHL.

[9] Marriage Certificate for Joseph Kingsbury and Sarah Ann Whitney, Nauvoo, IL, 29 Apr. 1843, CHL.

[10] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple, vol. A, 1846–1857, p. 365, Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury, Dorcus Adelia More, and Loenza Aleina Pond, 26 Jan. 1846, microfilm 183374, DGS 5265582 (restricted access), FHL. 

[11] “Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 27 Apr. 2020). Camp of Israel Schedules and Reports, 1845–1847, Spring 1847 Emigration Camp, Fourth 100, First 50, Return, 1847 June, p. 20, MS 14290, CHL. George Benjamin Wallace, Emigrating Company Journal, MS 329, images 2–3/27, CHL.

[12] Second Ward, Salt Lake Stake, Second Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1851, LR 8214 2, folder 1, CHL. Joseph C. Kingsbury, Autobiography and Journal, 1846–1864, p. 4, MS 6571, CHL. “Kingsbury, Joseph Corrodon,” Andrew Jenson Collection, ca. 1841–1842, MS 17956, CHL. “Minutes,” Deseret News, 19 Apr. 1851, 2.

[13] General Tithing Office, Receipts from Utah Railroad Companies, CR 104 31, CHL. Joseph C. Kingsbury, Letters, 1878, 1883, and 1889, MS 4072, CHL. “Our Gallery of Pioneers,” Deseret Evening News, 16 May 1914, 2.

[14] Joseph C. Kingsbury, Letters, 1878, 1883, and 1889, MS 4072, CHL. Salt Lake Co., UT, County Clerk, Register of Deaths, vol. A, 1897–1905, p. 13, line 524, Joseph C. Kingsbury, microfilm 485535, DGS 4093261 image 155/647, FHL.

[15] “Salt Lake Stake Conference,” Deseret News, 17 Jan. 1883, 819. “Kingsbury, Joseph Corrodon,” Andrew Jenson Collection, ca. 1841–1842, MS 17956, CHL.

[16] “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 30 (1898), Joseph C Kingsbury; citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City.