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Martha McBride Knight Kimball

March 17, 1805–November 20, 1901

. 1 Born at Chester, Washington County, New York; daughter of Abigail Mead and Daniel McBride. 2 Married first Vinson Knight, 1826; seven children. 3 Lived at Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York, by 1830. 4 Baptized in New York, 1834. 5 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, 1835; to Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess County, Missouri, 1838; and to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock County, Illinois, 1839. 6 Joined the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo as a founding member, March 17, 1842. 7 Widowed, July 1842. 8 Later identified herself as a plural wife of Joseph Smith, married in August 1842. 9 Married third Heber C. Kimball as a plural wife, October 1844. 10 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1850. 11 Settled at Ogden, Weber County, Utah Territory, and at Hooper, Weber County. 12 Appointed counselor in the Weber County Relief Society presidency, 1856. 13 Widowed, 1868. 14 Traveled frequently to southern Utah and made extensive stays to serve in the St. George temple. 15 Died at Hooper; buried at Ogden. 16 (See Document 1.2, 4.28, first mentioned here)

Footnotes

  1. [1] “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Utah Division of State History (http://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries, accessed Oct. 2014), Martha K. Knight. “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” Deseret Evening News, Nov. 27, 1901, 7. “Death of Pioneer Woman,” Ogden Standard, Nov. 21, 901, 5.

  2. [2] “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” 7. Lyndon W. Cook, Nauvoo Marriages Proxy Sealings, 1843–1846 (Provo, UT: Grandin Book, 2004), 48. Todd Compton, In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1997), 365.

  3. [3] Two of their seven children died in infancy. “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” 7. Cook, Nauvoo Marriages Proxy Sealings, 48. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org, accessed Aug. 2014), Martha McBride KWJY-F33 and Vinson Knight.

  4. [4] 1830 U.S. census, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., New York, p. 216, Vinson Knight; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Nov. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 85. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 365.

  5. [5] “Death of Pioneer Woman,” 5. “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” 7. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 365–366.

  6. [6] “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” 7. “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (http://josephsmithpapers.org/reference, accessed Apr. 2014), Vinson Knight. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 366–368. 1840 U.S. census, [no city], Hancock Co., Illinois, p. 182, Vinson Knight; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Nov. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 60.

  7. [7] Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, 1841–1846, CHL, entry for Mar. 17, 1842.

  8. [8] “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” 7. “People of the Time,” database, Vinson Knight. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 371.

  9. [9] Joseph F. Smith, Affidavits about Celestial Marriage, 1869–1915, CHL, Martha McBride Kimball, Affidavit, Millard Co., Utah Territory, July 8, 1869, 1:36. “Death of Pioneer Woman,” 5. “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” 7. Cook, Nauvoo Marriages Proxy Sealings, 48. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 371.

  10. [10] Cook, Nauvoo Marriages Proxy Sealings, 47–48. Lisle G. Brown, comp., Nauvoo Sealings, Adoptions, and Anointings (Salt Lake City: Smith-Pettit Foundation, 2006), 174, 283. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 371.

  11. [11] “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels, accessed Oct. 2014), Martha McBride Knight.

  12. [12] “Death of Pioneer Woman,” 5. “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” 7.

  13. [13] Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 375.

  14. [14] “People of the Time,” database, Heber Chase Kimball.

  15. [15] “Hooper: Veteran Laid to Rest,” 7. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 375.

  16. [16] “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Martha K. Knight.