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Presendia Lathrop Huntington

7 September 1810–1 February 1892

Born 7 Sept. 1810 at Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York.[1] Daughter of William Huntington and Zina Baker.[2] Married Norman Buell, 6 Jan. 1827; nine children.[3] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Uriah Powell, 6 June 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio.[4] Moved to Lima, Adams Co., Illinois; sealed to Joseph Smith, 11 Dec. 1841.[5] Joined the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 9 Apr. 1842.[6] Married Heber C. Kimball, 7 Nov. 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.[7] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, along with EBW, in the Heber C. Kimball pioneer company, arriving by 24 Sept. 1848.[8] Served as secretary of the Salt Lake City Sixteenth Ward Relief Society, 1868–1892.[9] Worked in the Logan temple, 1884–1885.[10] Traveled frequently and spoke at Relief Society meetings with EBW.[11] Signed “an expression of gratitude” to Utah territorial governor Stephen A. Mann for signing the bill enfranchising Utah women, 9 Feb. 1870.[12] Defender of plural marriage; participated in mass meetings to protest antipolygamy legislation.[13] Involved in a serious carriage accident, May 1890.[14] Died 1 Feb. 1892 at Salt Lake City.[15] 

 

[1] Presendia H. Kimball, Reminiscences, 1881, [1], MS 742, CHL. Temple Records Index Bureau, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 131 (restricted access). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 11 Feb. 2020), Presendia Lathrop Huntington (KWV9-HF4). 

[2] Presendia H. Kimball, Reminiscences, 1881, [1], MS 742, CHL.

[3] Presendia H. Kimball, Reminiscences, 1881, [2], MS 742, CHL.

[4] Presendia H. Kimball, Reminiscences, 1881, [3]–[6], MS 742, CHL.

[5] Presendia H. Kimball, Reminiscences, 1881, [5]–[6], MS 742, CHL. Affidavits about Celestial Marriage, 1869–1915, vol. 1, p. 7, 1 May 1869, Presendia Lathrop Huntington Kimball Affidavit, MS 3423, image 11/100, CHL.

[6] Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Kate Holbrook, and Matthew J. Grow, eds., The First Fifty Years of Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2016), 47–51.

[7] Lyndon W. Cook, Nauvoo Marriages, Proxy Sealing, 1843–1846 (Provo, UT: Grandin Book, 2004), 55–56. Lisle G. Brown, Nauvoo Sealings, Adoptions, and Anointings: A Comprehensive Register of Persons Receiving LDS Temple Ordinances, 1841–1846 (Salt Lake City: Smith-Pettit Foundation, 2006), 171.

[8] “Presendia Lathrop Buell,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/companies/179/heber-c-kimball-company, 11 Mar. 2019).

[9] Sixteenth Ward, Riverside Stake, Sixteenth Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1849–1968, LR 8335 2, CHL.

[10] Logan Temple, Logan Temple Officers and Workers List, ca. 1901, Prescinda L. Huntington Smith, CR 308 47, images 1, 5/18, CHL.

[11] “A Venerable Woman,” Women’s Exponent, 15 Oct. 1884, 74. Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Kate Holbrook, and Matthew J. Grow, eds., The First Fifty Years of Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2016), 413, 415–416.

[12] Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Kate Holbrook, and Matthew J. Grow, eds., The First Fifty Years of Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press), 350–351.

[13] “A Venerable Woman,” Women’s Exponent, 15 Oct. 1884, 59, 73, 74.

[14] “Deplorable Accident,” and “Recovering,” Deseret Weekly News, 24 May 1890, 728.

[15] “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849–1949,” p. 47, image 96/223 (1892), Presendia L. Kimball; Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City. “Death of Presendia Kimball,” Deseret Weekly News, 6 Feb. 1892, 214. “Funeral of Presendia Kimball,” Deseret Weekly News, 13 Feb. 1892, 264.