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Martha K McBride Knight
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1805
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1901
Hooper
Weber County
Utah, USA

Martha McBride Knight Smith Kimball, pioneer, was born in Chester, Washington
County, New York, on Mar 17, 1805. She was the daughter of Daniel McBride and
Abigail Mead. She died in Hooper, UT at 5 o'clock on Nov 20, 1901. She was one
of the most notable women in Utah, having taken a very active part in the early
history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She married Vinson Knight July 26, 1826, and had six children. Martha and
Vinson were among the early converts to the church being baptized in 1834. She
was among the original members of the Relief Society when it was organized in
Nauvoo. In Oct 1838, Vinson Knight was called by revelation (D&C 124:74-76) to
help build the Nauvoo House, to plead the cause of the poor and the needy, and
that he was chosen and anointed of the Lord. He was then called to preside over
the bishopric of Nauvoo (v. 141). Previously he was one of two men called to
purchase the land for Nauvoo. Vinson died July 31, 1842.
In August, 1842, Martha was sealed to the Prophet, Joseph Smith Jr. After the
martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph, she married Apostle Heber C. Kimball, with whom
she had a son who died in infancy. Martha came to Utah in 1850 as a member of
the Warren Foote wagon train company. She arrived in SLC in late September and
settled in Ogden. In 1860 she moved to Hooper where she lived the remainder of
her life.
Martha was well known and esteemed in Weber County. Her physical strength and
endurance were well-nigh marvelous. Her needlework was a model of fineness
among all her acquaintances. She read every word of the daily paper telegraphic
news and was regarded one of the best posted persons in Weber County on the
military operations of the contending forces. About three years prior to her
death she was called upon for a speech. She spoke at considerable length with a
recital of the tremendous changes she had seen in her lifetime, mentioning the
steam engine, the printing press, and the telegraph.
She was survived by three children, Almira (George) Hanscom of Akron, OH;
Adaline (Gilbert) Belnap of Hooper; and James Knight of Circleville, Piute
County.
Following funeral services at the Hooper meeting house, she was interred
beside her mother, Mrs. Abigail McBride. Her mother was sealed to Jos. Smith,
Sr, at Nauvoo, prior to her coming to Utah at the age of 77, in the Edward
Hunter -Jacob Foutz Company, which departed in June 1847.
(Adapted from obituary "Death of Pioneer Woman," The (Ogden) Standard, 21 Nov.
1901, 5.)
contributed by: Bary Gammell 
 
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 Spouses:
  Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)
  Vinson Knight (1804 - 1842)
 
 Children:
  Rizpah Jane Knight Gibbons (1829 - 1895)*
  Adaline Knight Belnap (1831 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA
Plot: A-4-31-1E
 
Created by: nathan bingham
Record added: Apr 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26392501
Martha K <i>McBride</i> Knight
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Martha K <i>McBride</i> Knight
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Martha K <i>McBride</i> Knight
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Married to two men at once...not something a respectable woman would do today.
-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014

- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
 Added: Feb. 2, 2014

- Emily Marsh
 Added: Sep. 29, 2013
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