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Martha McBride was born 17 March 1805 in Washington, Dutchess County, New York, United States to Daniel McBride (1762-1823) and Abigail Mead (1770-1854) and died 20 November 1901 in Hooper, Weber County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Vinson Knight (1804-1842) 6 July 1826 . She married Joseph Smith (1805-1844) August 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. She married Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) 12 October 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.


Martha McBride Knight Smith Kimball (1805-1891)

Martha McBride, was a Mormon Pioneer that was married first to Vinson Knight, then Joseph Smith Jr, and then to Heber C Kimball.

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Biography Edit

Martha McBride was a founding member of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which was organized on her birthday in 1842. She was married to early Latter Day Saint leader Vinson Knight, by whom she had seven children. In 1842 she was sealed as a plural wife to Joseph Smith, Jr. In January 1846, she was married polygamously to Heber C. Kimball, by whom she had one child, a son, who was born at Winter Quarters and died there as an infant. She later emigrated to Utah Territory, where she resided in various locations across the territory until her death at age 96. She was a witness to, and in some instances a key participant in, some of the pivotal events in early Latter Day Saint history.

Martha’s father, an itinerant pre-Campbellite minister, moved the family to western New York, where he died when Martha was 18 years old. She married Vinson Knight, son of Doctor Rodolphus Knight and Rizpah Lee (daughter of American Revolutionary War Captain Sherebiah Lee), on July 26, 1826. They initially resided near Martha's relatives in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, where their first 4 children (Almira Knight, born 1827; Rizpah Knight, born 1829; Adaline Knight, born 1831; James Vinson Knight, born 1833) were born. Here Vinson acquired considerable wealth from his farm produce.

Starting in 1833, members of the McBride family began converting to the Latter Day Saint church. Martha and Vinson were baptized into the church soon thereafter, on March 24, 1834, after having been personally taught in their home by Joseph Smith.


Marriage and Family Edit

1st Marriage: Vinson Knight Edit

  1. Almira Knight (1827-1912) - m. Sylvester Stoddard
  2. Rizpah Knight (1829-1895) - m. Andrew Gibbons
  3. Adaline Knight (1831-1919) - m. Gilbert Belnap
  4. James Vinson Knight (1833-1912) - m. Celestial Roberts
  5. Nathaniel Knight (1835-1836) - died young
  6. Martha Abigail Knight (1839-1844) - died young
  7. Rodolphus Elderkin Knight (1841-1842) - died young

2nd Marriage: Joseph Smith Jr Edit

Married in Aug-1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois. No descendants.

We know virtually nothing about what Martha’s and Joseph’s married life was like, and little is known about Martha’s life in Nauvoo from the time of Vinson’s death to Joseph’s.”

However, Martha McBride Knight signed an 1869 affidavit declaring that “in the summer of the year 1842 at the city of Nauvoo, County of Hancock, State of Illinois, She was married or sealed to Joseph Smith President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Heber C. Kimble [sic.] one of the Twelve Apostles in said Church according to the law of the same regulating marriage.”


3rd Marriage: Heber C Kimball Edit

1844-Oct-12 : Marriage to Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868). The widow of Vinson Knight with several children by him, had remarried first to Joseph Smith Jr and then to Heber C Kimball. One of three plural wives widowed from Joseph Smith to remarry to Heber C Kimball. Married on 12 October 1844.

  1. Infant Kimball - Son born and died in 1845.



Children


Offspring of Vincent Knight and Martha McBride (1805-1891)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Almira Knight (1827-1912)
Rizpah Jane Knight (1829-1895) 13 March 1829 Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York, United States 17 March 1895 St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, United States Andrew Smith Gibbons (1825-1886)

Adaline Knight (1831-1919)
James Vinson Knight (1833-1912)
Nathaniel Knight (1835-1836)
Martha Abigail Knight (1839-1844)
Rodolphus Elderkin Knight (1841-1842)
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Children


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Vilate Murray (1806-1867)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Judith Marvin Kimball (1823-1823)
William Henry Kimball (1825-1907) 10 April 1825 Mendon, Monroe County, New York, United States 29 December 1907 Coalville, Summit County, Utah, United States Melissa Burton (1828-1903)
Mary Mariah Davenport

Helen Mar Kimball (1828-1896) 20 August 1828 Mendon, Monroe County, New York, United States 13 November 1896 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Joseph Smith (1805-1844)
Horace Kimball Whitney (1823-1884)

Roswell Heber Kimball (1831-1831)
Heber Parley Kimball (1835-1885) 1 June 1835 Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, United States 8 February 1885 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Phebe Teresa Judd (1837-1909)

David Patten Kimball (1839-1883) 23 August 1839 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 21 November 1883 St. David, Cochise County, Arizona, United States Caroline Marie Williams (1843-1916)
Juliet Merrill (1852-1872)

Charles Spaulding Kimball (1843-1925) 2 January 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 2 December 1925 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Sarah Alvina Free (1840-1897)
Anna Sinclair (1863-1949)

Brigham Willard Kimball (1845-1867) 29 June 1745 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 23 July 1867 Lodgepole Creek Valley, Kimball County, Nebraska, United States
Solomon Farnham Kimball (1847-1920) 2 February 1847 Florence, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States 7 February 1920 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Mary Ursula Pomeroy (1860-1892)
Caroline Rasmene Fillerup (1867-1920)

Murray Gould Kimball (1850-1852)

Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Sarah Peak (1811-1873)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Adelbert Kimball (1842-1843)
Henry Kimball (1844-bef1868)
Sarah Helen Kimball (1845-1860)
Heber Kimball (1849-1850)

Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Ann Alice Gheen (1827-1879)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Heber Kimball (1851-1943) 9 December 1851 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 18 April 1943 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Oradine Merrill Pratt (1853-1872)
Martha Isadora Schofield (1852-1901)
Rosabell Thomas (1871-1946)

Daniel Heber Kimball (1856-1936) 8 December 1856 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 26 April 1936 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Johanna Okelberry (1852-1899)
Mary Alice Britt (1879-1955)

Andrew Kimball (1858-1924) 6 September 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 31 August 1924 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Olive Woolley (1860-1906)
Josephene Cluff (1860-1922)
Mary Elizabeth Connelly (1876-1937)

Alice Ann Kimball (1858-1946) 6 September 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 19 December 1946 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States David Patten Rich (1853-1930)
Joseph Fielding Smith (1838-1918)

Sarah Gheen Kimball (1861-1913) 31 May 1861 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 8 February 1913 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States Louis Seckels (1855-1942)

Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Mary Ellen Harris Abel (1818-1902)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Peter Kimball (1855-1860)

Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Ellen Sanders (1823-1871)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Chase Kimball (1848-1848)
Joseph Smith Kimball (1850-1864)
Augusta Kimball (1850-1861)
Rosalia Kimball (1853-1950)
Jedediah Heber Chase Grant Kimball (1855-1927)

Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Clarrisa Crisey Cutler (1824-1852)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abraham Alonzo Kimball (1846-1889) 16 April 1846 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 24 September 1889 Kanosh, Millard County, Utah, United States Mary Eliza Hatton (1849-1911)
Lucy Adell Brown (1856-1904)

Siblings


Offspring of Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead (1770-1854)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John McBride (1788-1860)
Samuel McBride (1789-1874)
Daniel McBride (1791-1865)
James McBride (1793-1839)
Margaret Ann McBride (1794-1845)
Hyrum McBride (1798-1839)
Cyrus Gideon McBride (1800-1883)
Reuben McBride (1803-1891)
Martha McBride (1805-1891) 17 March 1805 Washington, Dutchess County, New York, United States 20 November 1901 Hooper, Weber County, Utah, United States Vinson Knight (1804-1842)
Joseph Smith (1805-1844)
Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868)


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