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Vinson KNIGHT

Male 1804 - 1842  (38 years)


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  • Name Vinson KNIGHT 
    Born 14 Mar 1804  Norwick, Hampshire County, Massachussetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Burial Sources:

    1. [S185] Book - Profile of Latter-day Saints of Kirtland, Ohio and Members of Zion's Camp, 1830-1839; vital stats and sources, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1982)

    2. [S34] Book - History of the Nauvoo Legion in Illinois, Sweeney, John, Jr., (MA Thesis, Brigham Young University)

    3. [S71] Database - Nauvoo Databank

    4. [S145] LDS - Nauvoo Death Records, , p 19

    5. [S101] Database - Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and their Contemporaries, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, Letter
    Typescript, Brigham Young University Special Collections

    6. [S17286] Downloaded from http://earlylds.com, version 2007-02-08, snowdr@gmail.com

    7. [S574] Internet Link - The Cemetery Record of William D, Huntiington, Nauvoo Sexton, Woods, Fred E., (Mormon Historical Studies, Vol 3, No. 1, Spring 2002), p. 137
    Died Age 37 years 4 months 19 days  [1
    Burial !BIRTH: [Vital Records of Norwich, Massachusetts.]
    Rizpah Lee Knight Famiy Bible (photocopy of original).
    Patriarchal Blessing, given 24 Jun 1835, Kirtland, Ohio, by JosephSmith, Sr.
    (date: 4 Mar 1804; place).

    !MARR: Obituary of Martha McBride Knight, Ogden Standard, 21 Nov 1901(date
    only).
    Married by a Baptist preacher.
    Probably married in Cattaraugus Co. or Chautauqua Co., New York.
    Alternate dates: 6 Jul 1826, 26 Jul 1825.

    !According to Hyrum Belnap Autobiography, p. 93, Vinson Knight wassealed
    polygamously to Philindia Clark Eldredge, widow of Levi NewtonMerrick/Myrick,
    who was killed in the Haun's Mill Massacre. No independentverification of
    this marriage has been found. Philindia Merrick, together with MarthaMcBride
    Knight, were founding members of the Relief Society.

    !DEATH: Smith, Joseph. History of the Church, 5:84.
    Times and Seasons, vol. III, no. 20, 15 Aug 1842, p. 894.
    Documentary History of the Church, _______.
    [Saint Herald (date & place).]
    Nauvoo Deaths & Burials, 1990, p. 20 (date only) (name: Vincent).
    Cook, Lyndon W. Nauvoo Deaths and Marriages, 1839-1845, p. 46 (dateonly;
    citing Nauvoo Sexton's Record, p. 2; died aged 37 years 4 mos. 19 days(i.e.,
    12 Mar 1805)).
    Died Sunday at _____ of _____.

    !BUR: Buried in Old Nauvoo Burial Ground (headstone, if any, nolonger extant).
    Ursenbach, Maureen, ed. "Eliza R. Snow's Nauvoo Journal," BYUStudies, 15:4
    (Summer 1975), p. 395 (entry dated Wednesday, 3 Aug 1842).
    [Ensign, ___ 1990 (place only).]
    [Church News, ___ 1990 (place only).]
    Nauvoo Deaths & Burials, 1990, p. 20 (place only).
    Eulogy given Monday by Joseph Smith, Jr.

    !BAPT: Carter, Kate B., ed. Heber C. Kimball--His Wives and Family.1967, p.
    27.
    TIB: Rebaptized (by proxy): 6 Jan 1915 SLAKE.
    [Alternate date: 5 Jan 1915 SLAKE.]

    !END: TIB.
    May have been endowed in 1842 just prior to death.
    (Initiated into Masonry in Nauvoo 9 Apr 1842. Cook, Lyndon.Revelations of
    Joseph Smith. 1981, p. 265.)

    !SS: TIB.
    Hyrum Belnap notes: sealed 21 Dec 1845 by Brigham Young.

    !SP: IGI, ________.
    Alternate date: 6 Jan 1915 SLAKE.

    !Watson, Elden J. Biography of Vinson Knight, Salt Lake City, March1965 
    Religion Mormon pioneer 
    Died 31 Jul 1842  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried 1 Aug 1842  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Old Pioneer Cemetery #1
    Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      Nauvoo : Block 126, Lot 1, N/2 of the S/2 (Home)
      Nauvoo : Block 141, Lot 3, N/2 (Early home site)
      Nauvoo : Block 141, Lot 4, W/2
      LEE COUNTY IOWA: T66 R 5, Sec 16 part, 40 acres
      LEE COUNTY IOWA: T66 R 5, Sec 18, SE/4 of the SW/4
      LEE COUNTY IOWA: Lots 13, 14, 23, 24, Town of AH-WI-PA-TUK, (Montrose Area)

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Legion
      Nauvoo Death Record, p 19

      HISTORY/HISTORIES:
      Letter from James LeRoy Kimball
      The Vinson Knight Home in Nauvoo
      The Vinson Knight Home in Kirtland
      Nauvoo Data Bank
      Biography of Rizpah KNIGHT
      "Writings" diskette code: KNIGVO4L.P "Autobiography of Vinson KNIGHT ". Ltr 3 Feb 1839. BYU. p. 3.
      Picture of Home taken in 1890

      COMMENT: A son, Nathaniel, was born to Vinson & Martha in Ohio, on 31 December 1835 and died 31 October, 1836. [1]
    Person ID I1718  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2007 

    Father Rudolphus KNIGHT,   b. 4 Dec 1768, Norwich, Hampshire County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1809  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Rizpah LEE,   b. 11 Oct 1774, Conway, Franklin County, Massachussets, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1851  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1800  [4
    _UID A755137333EC4665841F2A9FA6164DE4A585 
    Family ID F1421  Group Sheet

    Family Martha McBRIDE,   b. 17 Mar 1805, Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1901, Hooper, Weber County, Utah USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1826  [4
    _UID 177A18FD5C764EE1AAFE25D03A4DB1AA2621 
    Children 
     1. Almira KNIGHT,   b. 21 Jun 1827, Perrysburg, Cataraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1912, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Rizpah Jane KNIGHT,   b. 13 May 1829, Perrysburg, Cataraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1895, St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Adaline KNIGHT,   b. 4 May 1831, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1919, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. James Vinson KNIGHT,   b. 4 Sep 1833, Perrysburg, Cataraugus County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1911, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Nathaniel KNIGHT,   b. 30 Dec 1835, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1836  (Age 0 years)
     6. Martha Abagail KNIGHT,   b. 9 Feb 1839, , Pike County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1844  (Age 5 years)
     7. Rudolphus Elderkin KNIGHT,   b. 29 Sep 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F1307  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S138] Early Days Latter-Day Saints.

    2. [S105] Family Data Collection-Births.

    3. [S160] Ancestry.com--Millenial File.

    4. [S73] Lee A. and Dorothy M. (Smith) Wise Family, Lee Wise.