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Heber Chase Kimball

June 14, 1801–June 22, 1868

Born at Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont; son of Anna Spaulding and Solomon Farnham Kimball. Married Vilate Murray, 1822; participated in plural marriage. Baptized, 1832. Ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1835. Served missions to the British Isles and the eastern United States. Admitted to the Council of Fifty, 1844. 1 Appointed counselor to Brigham Young in the First Presidency, 1847. Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young pioneer company, 1847. Elected lieutenant governor for the provisional State of Deseret and served in the Utah territorial legislature. Died at Salt Lake City. 2 (See Document 1.2, 1.11, 2.2, 3.25, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] Council of Fifty, “Record of the Council of Fifty or Kingdom of God— 1844—,” 1844–1846, CHL, Mar. 11, 1844.
  2. [2] “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed Nov. 2014), Heber Chase Kimball. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Jan. 4, 2016), Heber Chase Kimball KWNP-GNM .