|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1803|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1882|
Daughter of Henry Wilcox and Polly Sibley.
Charlotte W. Bond, a resident of Kirtland during the last 48 years, is dead. She had lived 79 years, passing away on her 79th birthday—17th day of December, 1882. Her birth, consequently, occurred December 17th, 1803. The town Honeoye Falls, in the State of New York. Her married life extended over a period of sixty years, one month and ten days. The husband of her youth of that marriage, in that long ago time--was Ira Bond--still survives, at the ripe old age of nearly 85 years. She leaves six children, ten grand-children, and four great grand-children. A strong religious element early manifested itself in her character, as we find her uniting with the "Christian" Church soon after the fervid preaching of the new strange faith of Mormon, by Brigham Young, she became a firm, conscientious believer and member of the "Church of Latter Day Saints"--Young officiating at her baptism. A new Zion was, or was to be, established in the Far West; a magnificent Temple should be erected, dedicated to the Lord, and here should the faithful worship. That "Far West" was Ohio, and Kirtland was the place of the Temple. It was enjoined by the authorities of the church and strongly seconded by the members that all, if possible, should gather themselves together in this place, where they might dwell with each other under the shadow of the house they had builded, even the Temple of Mormon.
The close of these two years referred to above finds her, her husband, and family wending their slow and toilsome way to Kirtland. They had encountered the strong, bitter opposition of a large circle of friends and relatives; but weighty as these considerations undoubtedly were, they failed to shake their resolutions. Their means of travel was a team and common lumber wagon. The distance made might be 15, 29 and sometimes, but rarely, 39 miles a day. What a contrast, when compared with the rapid transit of these days.
No one was more bitterly opposed to the great departure of the church into the terrible wickedness and abominations of polygamy than Charlotte Bond. Her faith was in the doctrines taught in the earlier and purer days of the church. She thought the old churches were largely wanting in that zeal and fervid belief which characterized the apostles and early christian believers. That the signs that should follow belief was the evidence of it; that for many generations these evidences had been unknown to the church, and hence the true faith had been lost or greatly corrupted. She believed in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, as a part of it, and this belief remained with her to the last moment.
Those who remember her in her palmiest days describe her as tall and finely formed, tireless in energy, and almost boundless in ambition. In intellect she greatly exceeded the average, as much as the race from which she sprung. The records show that in lineal descent she was the sixth from John Sibley, who came from England in 1629, settling in Salem, Mass. His descendants have become very numerous, numbering, it is thought, 1500 persons, widely scattered through every section of the Union, and well represented in every department of human industry. (Willoughby Independent - Dec., 1882)
In Times and Seasons, Vol. 6 No. 7 she is included with others who had united with the Rigdon party and were cut off from the Church. (pp. 871-72)
Ira Bond (1798 - 1887)*
Eveline Bond Whiting (1823 - 1890)*
Ezra Bond (1826 - 1908)*
Mary Elizabeth Bond (1828 - 1899)*
Eber Wilcox Bond (1835 - 1913)*
Kirtland North Cemetery
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Feb 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17913289