Lucy Walker was born 30 April 1826 in Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont to John Walker (1794-1869) and Lydia Holmes (1800-1842) and died 1 October 1910 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah of unspecified causes. She married Joseph Smith (1805-1844) 1 May 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. She married Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) 8 February 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.


Lucy Walker Smith Kimball (1826-1910) - Mormon Pioneer - Plural wife to first Joseph Smith Jr and then Heber C Kimball

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Her parent's converted to Mormonism in 1832 Vermont. In 1834 they moved west to join the small LDS church branch in Ogdensburg, New York with Elder Kimball. In 1838 they moved to Caldwell County Missouri, arriving there at the same day of the great mob violence there.

After much suffering and sadness, the Walker family settled in Nauvoo where they became acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith and lived with his family for a number of years. May 1st, 1843, Lucy was married by Wm. Clayton to the Prophet Joseph as a plural wife at his store in Nauvoo Illinois.

Marriage to Joseph Smith Jr[]

She was 17 and single when she became a plural wife of the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). At the time, underage marriage was an accepted custom in America. No Descendants of record from this marriage.

She wrote about her marriage to Joseph: "In the year 1842 President Joseph Smith sought an interview with me, and said, ‘I have a message for you, I have been commanded of God to take another wife, and you are the woman.' … He asked me if I believed him to be a Prophet of God. … He fully Explained to me the principle of plural or celestial marriage … that it would prove an everlasting blessing to my father's house. … [Joseph encouraged her to pray] 'that the grave would kindly receive me that I might find rest on the bosom of my dear [recently deceased] mother … Why Should I be chosen from among thy daughters, Father I am only a child in years and experience.' And thus I prayed in the agony of my soul. … [The marriage] was not a love matter—at least on my part it was not, but simply the giving up of myself as a sacrifice to establish that grand and glorious principle that God had revealed to the world."

Marriage to Heber Kimball[]

Lucy Walker (Smith) was one of three plural wives widowed by Joseph Smith Jr and remarried to Heber.

  1. Rachel Sylvia Kimball - (28 January 1846-12 December 1847)
  2. John Heber Kimball (1850-1918) - (12 December 1850-28 November 1918)
  3. Willard Heber Kimball - (25 January 1853-5 December 1854)
  4. Lydia Holmes Kimball (1855-1928) - (18 January 1856-15 April 1928)
  5. Ann Spaulding Kimball (1857-1932) - (18 March 1857-27 November 1932)
  6. Eliza Kimball (1860-1906) - m. Frank Woolley, cousin to Olive Woolley, mother of Spencer W Kimball
  7. Washington Kimball (born 22 October 1862); Twin of Joshua
  8. Joshua Heber Kimball (born 22 October 1862), twin of Washington, died in infantcy
  9. Franklin Heber Kimball (born 28 August 1864)


Offspring of Lucy Walker and Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rachel Sylvia Kimball (1846-1847)
John Heber Kimball (1850-1918) 12 December 1850 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 29 November 1918 Huber, Washington County, Oregon, United States Frances Adalaide Hopkins (1850-1931)
Willard Heber Kimball (1853-1854)
Lydia Holmes Kimball (1855-1928) 15 January 1855 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 15 April 1928 Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States Frances Xavier Loughery (1844-1912)
Ann Spaulding Kimball (1857-1932) 18 March 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 26 November 1932 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States Richard Gatlin Knox (1850-1914)
Eliza Kimball (1860-1906) 14 May 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 18 May 1906 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Frank Albert Woolley (1856-1890)
Washington Kimball (1862-)
Joshua Heber Kimball (1862-)
Franklin Heber Kimball (1864-)