Mormon History 1830-1844

Heber C. Kimball (1801–1868)
Member of the first Quorum of the Twelve (1835), first counselor to President Brigham Young.
 
 
Born   Heber Chase Kimball, June 14, 1801 in Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h1)
Died   June 22, 1868 in Salt Lake City, Utah    
Father   Solomon Kimball  
Mother   Anna Spaulding    
Vermont to New York   1811 family moves from Sheldon, Vermont, to West Bloomfield, Ontario county, New York.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h1)
Potter   1820–1822 learns to be a potter from his brother, Charles.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h1)
Mendon, New York   Moves to Mendon, Monroe county, New York.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h1)
Vilate   1822 marries Vilate Murray and purchases brother's pottery business.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h1)
Mason   1823 receives the three first degrees of Masonry.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h1)
Baptist   December 1831 Attends Baptist services and finally joins the Baptists—three weeks before Mormon missionaries arrive from Columbia in northern Pennsylvania.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h1)
¶ Heber C. Kimball (h2)
Visits missionaries in Columbia   January 1832 travels with Brigham and others from Mendon, New York to visit the church in Columbia. Witnesses gift of tongues, prophecy.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h2)
Baptized   April 1832 baptized by Alpheus Gifford after hearing Brigham had been baptized. Heber, Brigham, and Joseph Young baptize others in Genesee, Avon and Lyonstown.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h2)
Kirtland   Fall 1833 moves to Kirtland with Brigham, arriving late October or early November. Stays with Elijah Smith while he and Brigham build small home.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h2)
House of the Lord donation   Fall 1833 donates glass for the school-house and printing office, $200 for the House of the Lord.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h2)
Painesville trial   Spring 1834 transports Joseph and several others from Kirtland to attend court in Painesville and back every day for a week.  

¶ Heber C. Kimball (h2)

Zion's Camp   May 5 to June 22, 1834 Zion's Camp.  

Heber's Accounts of Zion's Camp

Kirtland   June 30, 1834 leaves Missouri for Kirtland with Lyman Sherman, Sylvester Smith, Alexander Badlam, Harrison Burgess, Luke Johnson, and Zera Cole, arriving about July 26.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h2)
Grammar school   December 22, 1834 starts attending a six-week grammar school taught by Sidney and William E. McLellin.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h3)
Apostle   February 14, 1835 ordained an apostle.  
<i>From Historian to Dissident: The Book of John Whitmer</i>, edited by Bruce N. Westergren &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1995 &#41;.
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1835 mission   May 4, 1835 begins mission to eastern states with the Twelve, returning September 25.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h3)
Grammar school, Hebrew   Fall and winter 1835 attends Sidney's grammar class (5 weeks), then Professor Sexias's Hebrew class.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h3)
House of the Lord dedication   March 27, 1836 attends dedication of the House of the Lord, receives Kirtland endowment with the Twelve.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h3)
Mission   May 10, 1836 leaves Kirtland on mission to upstate New York and Vermont, returning October 2.    
Kirtland Safety Society   January 1837 becomes charter member of the Kirtland Safety Society, investing $15 @ 2¢/share. (Brigham invests $7 @ 4¢/share.)  
<i>Kirtland Economy Revisited: A Market Critique of Sectarian Economics</i> Marvin S. Hill, C. Keith Rooker, Larry T. Wimmer. Studies in Mormon History series, vol. 3 &#40;Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1977&#41;.
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England   June 13, 1837 leaves Kirtland with Orson Hyde, Willard Richards, and Joseph Fielding for mission to England.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h3)

On Heber's missions to England, see
<i>Men with a Mission: The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the British Isles, 1837&#45;1841</i>, James B. Allen, Ronald K. Esplin, and David J. Whittaker &#40;Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992&#41;.
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¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4)     July 20, 1837 lands in Liverpool.   Preston   July 22, 1837 train to Preston (31 miles), visits Rev. James Fielding with his Mormon brother, Joseph Fielding.   Rev. Fielding   July 23, 1837 Elders Orson Hyde, Joseph Fielding, Willard Richards (h) address Rev. Fielding's congregation, a number believe.  

¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4)

Possession   July 30, 1837 Isaac Russell, then Heber are possessed by devils, but the Lord delivers them and later that day Heber baptizes the first nine converts in England, George D. Watt being the first.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Janetta Richards   August 4, 1837 baptizes Janetta Richards (later wife of Willard Richards), daughter of Rev. John Richards.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Rev. Richards   August 13, 1837 begins preaching to Rev. Richards congregation, eventually baptizes most.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Preston   September 1837 baptize 50 in one week in Preston.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Cock Pit   Meetings in the Cock Pit.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Baptisms   Heber and Joseph Fielding baptize 110 in neighboring villages and organize 4 branches in 5 days (Downham, Chatburn, Waddington and Clitheroe).   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4)     October 16, 1837 Heber and Orson Hyde speak twice, administer the sacrament to two hundred.   <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 17. Conference   December 25, 1837 conference of 300 Saints in the Cock Pit, confirm 14, bless a hundred children.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Conference   April 8, 1838 conference of 700 Saints in the Cock Pit.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Sail   April 20, 1838 sails from Liverpool with Orson Hyde and Isaac Russell.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Kirtland   May 22, 1838 arrives in Kirtland.   ¶ Heber C. Kimball (h4) Far West   June 25, 1838 arrives in Far West, Missouri.     Quincy   Late 1839 expelled from Missouri, settles temporarily in Quincy, Illinois.     Second mission to England from Far West   April 26, 1839 as appointed by revelation, Heber, Brigham, Orson Pratt, John E. Page, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and George A. Smith of the Twelve hold brief services at the temple site in Far West, then return to Nauvoo (Commerce) to settle their families before departing for England. Illness struck them and their families, like most, through the summer.   "…let the Twelve be organized … And next spring let them depart to go over the great waters, … Let them take leave of my saints in the city of Far West, on the twenty-sixth day of April next, on the building-spot of my house, saith the Lord." D&C 118: 1, 4–5 (July 8, 1838) Leave Nauvoo   September 18, 1839 leaves Nauvoo with Brigham. Both are ill and weak—as are their spouses.   <i>Heber C. Kimball: Mormon Patriarch and Pioneer</i>, Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Urbana: University of Illinois Press&#41;, 1981.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Heber (1981), 66–67. Sail   March 9, 1840 sail from New York with Brigham, Orson and Parley Pratt, and George A. Smith of the Twelve, also Reuben Hedlock.     Liverpool   April 6, 1840 arrive in Liverpool.     Conference membership   April 14–16, 1840 conference in Preston, eight apostles, over 500 members from 34 branches. Total mission membership 1,850.   <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 27. Manchester   July 6, 1840 conference at Carpenters Hall in Manchester (now church headquarters); decide to begin proselyting in London.     London   August 18, 1840 Heber, Wilford, and George A. arrive in London.     Nauvoo   July 1, 1841 returns to Nauvoo.     City council   October 23, 1841 elected member of city council.     Endowment   May 4, 1842 receives endowment     MIssion   September to November 1842 mission to Illinois.     Plural marriage   1842 marries Sarah Perry (Peak, Noon)   <i>Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power<i>, D. Michael Quinn &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, 1994&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Origins, 557. Eastern states   July–October mission to eastern states.   Council of Fifty   March 11, 1844 Council of Fifty.     Presidential mission   May 1844 mission east for Joseph's presidential campaign.     Nauvoo   August 6, 1844 returns to Nauvoo.     1846 wives   1846 marries Sarah Ann Whitney, Lucy Walker, Prescinda Huntington, Clarrisa Cutler, Emily Cutler   Winter Quarters   Winter 1846–1847 Winter Quarters .     Salt Lake valley   July 24, 1847 arrives in Salt Lake valley.     Winter Quarters   October 31, 1847 returns to Winter Quarters.     First Presidency   December 27, 1847 sustained as counselor to Brigham Young in First Presidency.     Salt Lake valley   May 1848 leaves for Salt Lake valley, leading a large company that arrives September 1848.     State of Deseret   1849 elected lieutenant-governor of provisional State of Deseret.     Stepson Joseph F. Smith   1850 baptizes his stepson, Joseph F. Smith.   Joseph F. Smith to Philo W. Austin, February 25, 1905, Joseph F. Smith Papers. <i>Selected Collections</i>, 1:20. Original, Church Archives, MS 155.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">JFS papers.     [February 3, 1852] My Son Heber he shall devote his entire time to the caus of God and to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and he shall not be under the law of Lawless women any more in time as he has fulfilled the law and is now free from such Spirrits and the said time shall be devoted to the humble and obedent and those that shall listen.   "Memorandum Book," <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 176. Mary Fielding death   July 26, 1852 Mary Fielding is taken to Heber's home seriously ill after Sunday services in the Tabernacle. She lives eight weeks, nursed by her sister Mercy R. Thompson and Heber's family. Heber delivers the eulogy: "I know sister Mary has departed in peace; she has gone home. I never heard her murmur against brother Brigham in my life, nor against me. If I went to see her, it was well; if not, it was all the same. She has come to see me, sometimes once, and sometimes twice a week. When I have seen her, I have said to her, I have no time to come and see you, Mary, therefore you must come and see me. She never considered it too much trouble to come and see me and her brethren. … I am glad I did right to sister Mary, and took care of her, and that my family had the pleasure of nourishing her; the satisfaction this gives me, is worth more to me than a hundred thousand dollars."   Journal of Discourses 1:246–247. Wives   March 14, 1856 marries Dorothy (b. 1804) and Hannah (1802–1877) Moon (two of five Utah marriages).     Women  

[July 12, 1857 Salt Lake bowery address:] Women are to be led. If I should undertake to drive a woman, I should have to drive her before me; and then she becomes my leader the moment I do that. I should lead her; and she should be led by me, if I am a good man; and if I am not a good man, I have no just right in this Church to a wife or wives, or to the power to propagate my species. What, then, should be done with me? Make a eunuch of me, and stop my propagation. …

  Journal of Discourses 5: 31. Daniel Wells to see sorrow   [March 1862] This night the Lord told me the time was near I Heber should be lifted up on high in favor of Israel and my Servent Daniel Wells should see Sorrow even as my Servent Heber had to his full becaus he, Daniel, had pressed my servent Heber and held him at a distance in stead of doing him good as he might, when he had the power in his hands.

These words are true and shall come to pass in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.   "Memorandum Book," <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 175.

Daniel H. Wells (1814–1891) was named Brigham's second counselor following the death of Jedediah M. Grant in 1857. He had no previous experience in the presiding quorums of the church.
Mighty man of God   [March 12, 1862] That I Heber should live 25 years if I desired [176] and should become a mighty man of God in the house of Israel and His power should increase on me more and more.   "Memorandum Book," <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 175–176. Daniel H. Wells to see sorrow   [March 29, 1862] It was told me the time was near when I Heber should be lifted up in the Eyes of Israel and Daniel H. Wells should see sorrow Even as he had caused sorrow to come on his servent HCK becaus he sat on me and oppressed me when he had power to do me good. Even so Amen. HCK.   "Memorandum Book," <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 176. Adam God   [April 30, 1862] The Lord told me that Adam was my father and that he was the God and father of all of the inhabitants of this Earth.   "Memorandum Book," <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 176n3. Evil designs against Heber   [December 27, 186] I was told by the Lord that those that had saught my hurt and had caused me to be cast off by His Servent Brigham should see sorrow and be removed out of their place. Daniel H. Wells, Albert Carrington, Joseph A. Young and others should be spoiled in all there Evil designs.   "Memorandum Book," <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 176.

Albert Carrington (1813–1889) became an apostle in 1870, counselor to President Young in 1873, excommunicated 1885, rebaptized 1887.
    In the evening of January 12, 1865 I was told by the Lord that I should not be removed from their places. That Daniel H. Wells, Albert Carrington, Jos. A. Young and others were among that number. In the name of the Lord I predict that this will come true.   "Memorandum Book," <i>On the Potter&#39;s Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball</i>, edited by Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987&#41;.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Kimball diaries, 176n3.  


    Families         Orson F. Whitney, a grandson, compiled a list of 45 wives and 65 children. Stanley B. Kimball discovered a confusion of names, which reduced the number of wives to 43, of whom 16 separated from him. Many of his wives were, as Kimball puts it, really "wards." Mary Fielding Smith, widow of Hyrum Smith, was one of these. His forty-five sons and 20 daughters were given birth by 17 wives as follows:   <i>Heber C. Kimball: Mormon Patriarch and Pioneer</i>, Stanley B. Kimball &#40;Urbana: University of Illinois Press&#41;, 1981.')" onmouseout="kill()" target="_blank" class="ref">Heber (1981), 307–316.

Wife   Vilate Murray (1806–1866) md. November 22, 1822, sealed January 7, 1846     Children   Judith M.
William H.
Helen Mar
Roswell H.
Heber P.
David P.
Charles S.
Brigham W.
Solomon F.
Murray G.   Stan Kimball notes that only three sons and two daughters entered polygamy. Wife   Sarah Perry (Peak, Noon) (1811–1873) md. 1842     Children   Adelbert Henry
Sarah H.
Heber     Wife   Sarah Ann Whitney (Smith) (1825–1873) md. March 17, 1845 and sld. for time January 12, 1846     Children   David
David O.
David Heber
Newel W.
Horace H.
Maria
Joshua     Wife   Lucy Walker (Smith) (1826–1910) md. February 8, 1845, sld. for time January 15, 1846     Children   Rachael S.
John H.
Willard H.
Lydia H.
Anna S.
Eliza
Washington
Franklin H.
Joshua H.     Wife   Prescinda Huntington (Buell, Smith) (1810–1892) md. and sld. for time to Heber, February 4, 1846     Children   Prescinda C.
Joseph     Wife   Clarrisa Cutler     Child   Abram A.     Wife   Emily Cutler     Child   Isaac A.     Wife   Mary Ellen Abel     Child   Peter     Wife   Ruth Reese     Children   Susannah R.
Jacob R.
Enoch H.     Wife   Christeen Golden     Children   Cornelia C.
Jonathan Golden
Elias Smith
Mary M.     Wife   Anna Gheen     Children   Samuel H.
Daniel H.
Andrew H. and Alice Ann (twins)
Sarah     Wife   Amanda Green     Children   William G
Albert H.
Jeremiah
Moroni     Wife   Harriet Sanders     Child   Harriet, Hyrum, Eugene     Wife   Ellen Sanders     Children   Samuel
Joseph
Augusta
Jedediah
Rosalia     Wife   Frances Swan     Child   Frances     Wife   Martha Knight     Child   Son     Wife   Mary Smithies     Children   Melvina
James
Wilford
Lorenzo
Abbie      
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