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Heber Chase Kimball was born 14 June 1801 in Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, United States to Solomon Farnham Kimball (1770-1825) and Anna Spalding (1770-1825) and died 22 June 1868 in Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Vilate Murray (1806-1867) 7 November 1822 in Mendon, Monroe County, New York, United States. He married Sarah Peak (1811-1873) circa 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Ann Alice Gheen (1827-1879) 10 September 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Mary Ellen Harris Abel (1818-1902) 1 October 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Martha McBride (1805-1891) 12 October 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Ellen Sanders (1823-1871) 5 November 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Frances Jessie Swan (1822-1894) 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Clarrisa Crisey Cutler (1824-1852) 29 December 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Lucy Walker (1826-1910) 8 February 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Sarah Ann Whitney (1825-1873) 26 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Harriet Sanders (1824-1896) 2 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Emily Trask Cutler (1828-1852) 2 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Amanda Trimble Gheen (1830-1904) 3 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Ruth Amelia Reese (1817-1902) 3 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Christine Golden (1823-1896) 4 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Prescinda Lathrop Huntington (1810-1892) 25 January 1857 . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, England, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Israel, Belarus, Turkey.


Heber C Kimball (1801-1868)

LDS Pioneer, Missionary, Apostle and Counselor to LDS Prophet Brigham Young

Vital Stats

  • Son of Soloman Farnham Kimball (1770-1825) and Anna Spalding (1770-1825)
  • 1801-Jun-14 : Birth in Sheldon, Franklin Co, Vermont
  • 1811 : Father's family migration to Ontario Co, New York
  • 1822-Nov-07 : Marriage (1) to Vilate Murray (1806-1867) in Mendon, Monroe Co, New York, USA
  • 1832 : Conversion to Mormon Religion while in New York.
  • 1839 : Family Migration to Nauvoo, Illinois
  • 1842 : Marriage to first plural wife
  • 1846-47 : Migration to Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1847 : Called as Counselor to Brigham Young in the First Presidency of the LDS Church
  • 1868-Jun-22 : Died in Provo, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA

Biography

Heber C Kimball was a leader in the early Latter Day Saint movement. He served as one of the original twelve apostles in the early Latter Day Saint church, and as first counselor to Brigham Young, 2nd president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death.


Conversion to Mormonism

In late spring 1830, was the First Missionary Journey of Samuel Smith to the nearby town of Mendon, NY. At the time it was thought this mission was a failure since he could only hand out just one Book of Mormon and was otherwise met with much rejection and discouragement.

But in just two years time, that one book would come into the hands of the Greene, Young and Kimball families which would be the source by which many thousands would join the new church and also the source of many future prominent church leaders.

Zions Camp Participant

Zionscamp01

This Judith Mehr rendition depicts struggles endured by members of Zion's Camp, an expeditionary force to help Church members in Jackson County redeem their brethren.

One of the most interesting episodes in the early history of LDS Church was the march of Zion's Camp (1834). The members of the Church in Missouri were being persecuted, and the Prophet Joseph made it a matter of prayer and received a revelation on February 24, 1834. The Lord instructed the Prophet to assemble at least one hundred young and middle-aged men and to go to the land of Zion, or Missouri. (See D&C 130:19–34.)

Zion’s Camp, a group of approximately one hundred and fifty men, gathered at Kirtland, Ohio, in the spring of 1834 and marched to Jackson County, Missouri. By the time they reached Missouri, the camp had increased to approximately two hundred men.


Legacy

He had one son, J Golden Kimball, who served in the LDS Church Quorum of the Seventy. His grandson Spencer Woolley Kimball (1895-1985) was an LDS Church Apostle and 12th President of the LDS Church.

This article is dedicated to documenting the family history for this person. There are several sources for a more complete biography:

  • Life of Heber C Kimball by Orson Whitney - Amazon Books
  • Heber C Kimball Biography - Wikipedia
  • Mormon History - Biography of Heber C Kimball
  • Diaries of Heber C Kimball - see Signature Books Library
  • Heber C Kimball Nauvoo Home - Historic Sites of the LDS Church - Visit the brick home that the Kimball family occupied less than a year before they were forced to leave and faithfully gathered with the Saints for the westward trek.

He was the son of Solomon F. Kimball (born 1771), who was the son of James Kimball (born 1736), who was the son of Jeremiah Kimball (born 1707), who was the son of David Kimball (born 1671), who was the son of Benjamin Kimball (born 1637), who was the son of Richard Kimball (or Kemball), who was born at Rattlesden, county of Suffolk, England, in 1595, and who emigrated to America in 1634, crossing the Atlantic in the ship "Elizabeth," and settled in Massachusetts.

Heber C. Kimball removed with the rest of his father's family from Sheldon, Vermont, to West Bloomfield, Ontario county, N.Y., in 1811. His father was a blacksmith and farmer. In 1806, Heber first went to school, continuing most of the time until he was 14 years of age, when he began to learn blacksmithing with his father. During the war of 1812, his father lost his property.

Elder Kimball practiced plural marriage and married 43-women. He had sixty-five children by seventeen of his wives.

67-year-old Heber died on June 22, 1868, as a delayed result of a buggy accident in Provo at night in the spring of 1868.

Family Migration to Salt Lake Valley

  • 1848 Kimball Wagon Company List - Mormon Pioneer Overland Trail Records. There were 662 people in Heber C Kimballs 1848 Wagon Train from Winters Quarters to Salt Lake Valley. This includes many members of the Kimball Family.

Notable Descendants

Kimball has a number of noteworthy descendants, including:

Marriage to Vilate Murray

1822-Nov-07 : Marriage (1) to Vilate Murray (1806-1867) at Mendon, New York. They had 10 children:

  1. Judith Marvin Kimball (1823-1823) - died young (29 July 1823-20 May 1824)
  2. William Henry Kimball (1825-1907) - LDS Missionary to England and Brigadier General of Utah Militia
  3. Helen Mar Kimball (1828-1896) - Plural wife LDS Church Founder Joseph Smith (age 14) and wrote many articles about Polygamy. Later married to Horace Whitney, parents of LDS Church Apostle Orson Whitney.
  4. Roswell Heber Kimball (1831-1831) - died young (10 January 1831-15 June 1831)
  5. Heber Parley Kimball (1835-1885) - farmer in Salt Lake Valley, with 3 wives, several children - grandfather of film starlett, Natacha Rambova.
  6. David Patten Kimball (1839-1883) - LDS Pioneer, participated in the 1856 rescue of Willie and Martin Handcart companies and later, president of the LDS Bear Lake Stake, and afterwards helped settle Arizona, as a part of the presidency of the LDS St Johns Arizona Stake.
  7. Charles Spaulding Kimball (1843-1925) - b. in Nauvoo, m. Anna Sinclair
  8. Brigham Willard Kimball (1845-1867) - died at age 22 while returning from mission to England, no descendants.
  9. Solomon Farnham Kimball (1847-1920) - m. Mary Pomeroy
  10. Murray Gould Kimball (1850-1852) - died young (20 January 1850-27 June 1852)



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)
Solomon Farnham Kimball (1847-1920)
Murray Gould Kimball (1850-1852)

Marriage to Sarah Peak

1842 (Est) : Marriage to Sarah Peak (1811-1873) in Nauvoo:

She was formerly married to William Spencer Noon with 4 children from him. Sarah (Peak) Noon (3 May 1811 Staffordshire, England– 3 December 1873). They married in 1842, she was his first plural wife, and had four children. Part of the 1848 Kimball Wagon Train.

  • Adelbert Kimball (1842–1843) - died young
  • Henry Kimball (1844-bef1868) - incorrect listing? - missing from 1848 Wagon train listing that includes the rest of Sarah Peaks framily
  • Sarah Helen Kimball (1845-1860) - (1 July 1845-1 December 1860) - included in 1848 Kimball Wagon Train Listing. Died age 15.
  • Heber Kimball (1849–1850) - died young



Children


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)

Marriage to Ann Gheen

1844-Sep-10 : Marriage to Ann Alice Gheen (1827-1879) in Nauvoo, Hancock Co, Illinois


Her younger sister also married to Heber C Kimball (see below):

  1. Samuel Heber Kimball (1851-1943) - m. Oradine Pratt - in Salt Lake City, 1870. Ran successful freight busines across the Great Plans and was the LDS bishop of the Grouse Creek Ward. A rancher/farmer that pioneered Grouse Creek, northern Utah, and Alberta, Canada.
  2. Daniel Heber Kimball (1856-1936) - (8 February 1856-26 April 1936)
  3. Andrew Kimball (1858-1924) - twin of Alice, LDS Pioneer and President of the LDS St Joseph Arizona Stake and father to LDS Apostle and 12th Church President, Spencer Woolley Kimball (1895-1985).
  4. Alice Ann Kimball (1858-1946) - twin of Andrew, she was a plural wife of Joseph F Smith, 6th President of the LDS Church and bore him 7 children.
  5. Sarah Gheen Kimball (1861-1913) - (31 May 1861-8 February 1913)



Children


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Ann Alice Gheen (1827-1879)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Heber Kimball (1851-1943)
Daniel Heber Kimball (1856-1936)
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)

Marriage to Mary Abel

1844-Oct-01 : Marriage to Mary Ellen Harris Abel (1818-1902) in Nauvoo, Illinois


Only one child - died young

  1. Peter Kimball (1855-1860) - died at age 4 (19 December 1855-27 September 1860)



Children


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

Marriage to Martha McBride

1844-Oct-12 : Marriage to Martha McBride (1805-1891)


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. Founding member of the LDS Relief Society in 1842 Nauvoo Illinois and a key participant in many early historical events of the Mormon Church.

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

Marriage to Ellen Sanders

1844-Nov-05 : Marriage to Ellen Sanders (1823-1871)

She was born Aagaat Ysteinsdatter Bakka in Norway. (11 April 1823 Norway-22 November 1871 Salt Lake City), married on 5 November 1844. One of only three women in the original pioneer company of 1847. Her younger sister Harriett, also married Heber.

  1. Samuel Chase Kimball (1848-1848) - died young (13 February 1848-July 1848)
  2. Joseph Smith Kimball (1850-1864) - (2 June 1850-29 November 1864), twin of Augusta
  3. Augusta Kimball (1850-1861) - (2 June 1850-5 October 1861), twin of Joseph
  4. Rosalia Kimball (1853-1950) - (25 November 1853-22 February 1950)
  5. Jedediah Heber Chase Grant Kimball (1855-1927) - m. Eleanore Lufkin and died in Portland OR.



Children


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)

Marriage to Frances Swan

1845 : Marriage to Frances Jessie Swan (1822-1894)

Born June 1822 in Scotland, married 1845, divorced 7 December 1851. In 1852 she married fellow Scot, George Clark and joined the Mormon Colony in San Bernardino. She died 30 May 1894 in San Francisco, CA.

  1. Margaret Jane Kimball (1846-1846) - died young at Winter Quarters: (9 April 1846-10 August 1846)



Children


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Frances Jessie Swan (1822-1894)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Margaret Jane Kimball (1846-1846)

Marriage to Clarrisa Cutler

1845-Feb-29 : Marriage to Clarrisa Crisey Cutler (1824-1852) in Nauvoo, IL

Clarrisa Cutler and sister Emily Trask, both married Heber, but later both divorced him. They are daughter of Alpheus Cutler who broke away from the Mormon Church to found their own group in Iowa called the Cutlerites. At least Clarrisa returned to this group, but her son stayed in the Salt Lake Valley.

  1. Abraham Alonzo Kimball (1846-1889) - Missionary to England and prominent 19th Century LDS Bishop



Children


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)

Marriage to Lucy Walker

1845-Feb-08 : Marriage to Lucy Walker (1826-1910) at Nauvoo, Illinois

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 (1856-1928) - (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)



Children


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball and Lucy Walker (1826-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rachel Sylvia Kimball (1846-1847)
John Heber Kimball (1850-1918)
Willard Heber Kimball (1853-1854)
Lydia Holmes Kimball (1856-1928)
Ann Spaulding Kimball (1857-1932)
Eliza Kimball (1860-1906)
Washington Kimball (1862-)
Joshua Heber Kimball (1862-)
Franklin Heber Kimball (1864-)

Marriage to Sarah Whitney

1845-Mar-17 : Marriage to Sarah Ann Whitney (1825-1873)

She was the daughter of Newell Whitney and one of three former plural wives of Joseph Smith Jr that Kimball married. The Kimball and Whitney families have several ancestry connections. Seven children resulted from this marriage, two of which died in infancy. Sarah was described in Kimball's biography as "a woman of wonderful character, respected by the other wives and children. She was deeply devoted to her own children and to Heber C. Kimball."

  1. David Kimball (1846-1847) - died young in Winters Quarters (8 March 1846-1847)
  2. David Orson Kimball (1848-1849) - died young in Salt Lake City (26 August 1848-16 April 1849)
  3. David Chase Kimball (1850-1910) - m. Sarah Hanham
  4. Newel Whitney Kimball (1852-1931) - m. Martha Winder
  5. Horace Heber Kimball (1855-1922) - m. Priscilla Tufts
  6. Sarah Maria Kimball (1858-1901) - m. William Jenkins
  7. Joshua Heber Kimball (1861-1925) - m. Apollos Driggs

Marriage to Harriet Sanders

1846-Jan-26 : Marriage to Harriet Sanders (1824-1896)

Harriet was born in Norway with the name Helga Ysteinsdatter. She is the younger sister of Ellen Sanders who had married Heber earlier (see above).

  1. Anna Marian Kimball (b 1848) - died infant, Anna Marian Kimball on the 1848 wagon train?
  2. Harriet Kimball (b1852) (born & died 8 May 1852)
  3. Hyrum Heber Kimball (1855-1943) - m. Elizabeth Hale
  4. Eugene Kimball (1863-1932) - m. Margaret Eldredge

Marriage to Emily Trask Cutler

1846-Feb-02 : Marriage to Emily Trask Cutler (1828-1852)

Sister of Charissa Cutler, that also married Heber above. Married in 1846, separated in 1848. Daughters of Alpheus Cutler, founder of the Mormon Sect called Cutlerites. Emily Trask Cutler (23 February 1828 New York-1852 Kansas), married on 2 February 1846, separated in 1848.

  1. Isaac Alphonzo Kimball (1846-1914) - m. Sarah Lisonbee, many children

Marriage to Amanda Gheen

1846-Feb-02 : Marriage to Amanda Trimble Gheen (1830-1904) as Nauvoo Illinois

Amanda Trimble Gheen (18 January 1830 Pennsylvania-4 November 1904 Salt Lake City), younger sister of Anne Gheen who earlier had married Heber.

  1. William Gheen Kimball (1851-1924) - (3 March 1851-24 March 1924)
  2. Albert Heber Kimball (1854-1944) - (13 September 1854-2 March 1944)
  3. Jeremiah Heber Kimball (1857-1887) - (15 August 1857-25 May 1887)
  4. Moroni Heber Kimball (1861-1887) - (23 May 1861-23 May 1887)

Marriage to Ruth Reese

  • Ruth Amelia Reese (10 May 1817 Pennsylvania-26 November 1902 Salt Lake City), married on 3 February 1846.
    • Susannah R. Kimball (born & died 7 July 1851)
    • Jacob Reese Kimball (15 April 1853-30 May 1875)
    • Enoch Heber Kimball (29 September 1855-20 August 1877)

Marriage to Christine Golden

1846-Feb-03 : Marriage to Christine Golden (1823-1896)

Christine Golden (12 September 1823 Hopewell, New Jersey-30 January 1896 Salt Lake City). They were married on 3 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Illinois.

  1. Cornelia Christine Kimball (1850-1853) (7 June 1850-23 Dec 1853))
  2. J Golden Kimball (1853-1938) - Probably the best know of all of Heber's children. Senior President of LDS First Council of Seventy and Rancher in Bear Lake Valley - m. Jane Knowlton, she is the grand-daughter of Sidney Algernon Knowlton of proven royal english lineage.
  3. Elias Smith Kimball (1857-1934) - President of the LDS Southern States Mission and then First Mormon Chaplain in the US Army and saw service in the Spanish-American War. He m. Luella Whitney, a grand-daughter of Newel K Whitney, who was the last of HCK's daughters-in-laws to die.
  4. Mary Margaret Kimball (1861-1937) - m. Millen Moffat

Marriage to Prescinda Huntington


Marriage to Mary Smithies

  • Mary Smithies (7 October 1837-1880), married 25 January 1857.
    • Mary Melvina Kimball (29 August 1858-8 May 1933)
    • James Heber Kimball (1860-2 June 1866)
    • Wilford Alfonzo Kimball (6 October 1863-15 November 1928)
    • Lorenzo Heber Kimball (6 February 1866-2 July 1929)
    • Abbie Sarah Kimball (15 Jan 1868 England-23 February 1943)); first child born in England to Mormon parents

Marriages with No Children

Kimball was also married to 26 women that did not bear him children:


Siblings


Offspring of Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spalding (1770-1825)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Spaulding Kimball (1796-1830)
Eliza Kimball (1797-1867)
Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) 14 June 1801 Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, United States 22 June 1868 Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States
Melvina Kimball (1803-1826)
Solomon Kimball (1805-1878)
Daniel B Kimball (1807-1877)

References

There are several sources for a more complete biography:




Footnotes (including sources)

2 Wedding 7
  • Divorced 1851
‡ General
  • seperated 1848


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