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Knight, Newel, 1800-1847



  • Existence: 1800 - 1847

biographical statement

Newel Knight's journal in Scraps of biography, 1883

OCLC, viewed Feb. 15, 2011: (hdg: Knight, Newel, 1800-1847; usage: Newel Knight)

Gospel Link, via WWW, March 17, 2014 (born on September 13, 1800, in Marlborough, Vermont; to parents Joseph Knight and Polly Peck; Joseph Smith work on the Knight's family farm in 1826, tell the family about his experiences and teach them the gospel; led to Knight's baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830; baptized by David Whitmer, one of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon; subject of the first miracle performed in the Church when an evil spirit was exorcised from him by Joseph Smith; married Sally Colburn on June 7, 1825; two children together; Peck died in 1834 and Knight remarried; second wife, Lydia Goldthwaite Bailey; seven children together including Jesse Knight (a famous member of the Church in Utah); served on the first high council of the Church in Clay County, Missouri in 1834; four other high councils during the next twelve years; 1846, sent by Brigham Young to lead a wagon company west; died at the Ponca Encampment at Grand Island, Nebraska, on January 11, 1847, during the Latter-day Saint exodus; friend of Joseph Smith)

Joseph Smith Papers, via WWW, March 17, 2014 (president of the Colesville branch of the Church in 1831; worked as a miller and merchant)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Jenson : historian, churchman, traveler, missionary and author

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230243856]
Identifier: MSS SC 606
Scope and Contents

Typewritten draft of a biographical sketch written for the Utah State Historical Society of a Mormon pioneer, missionary, author-journalist and assistant Latter-day Saint Church historian. It describes (mainly through excerpts from his autobiography) his activities in those capacities, as well as his emigration from Denmark to Utah and family data. Also included are two articles by Newell Knight and an article from the Salt Lake City Historian's Office pertaining to "Washington Square."

Dates: undated

Lydia G. Knight genealogical records and correspondence

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197231567105]
Identifier: MSS 17
Scope and Contents Handwritten genealogical records and 32 miscellaneous items, mostly letters. Also included are photocopies, typescripts, and three microfilm reels of the originals. The correspondence is between Lydia and her family members in the New Albion area of New York state. They relate family matters and include Lydia's testimony of polygamy. Also included are several pages of a journal giving an account of an unnamed person on a mission in 1836 for the Mormon Church to work on the temple in...
Dates: 1833-1883

Newel Knight autobiography

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230326529]
Identifier: MSS SC 2769
Scope and Contents

Mimeographed copy of a typed copy of an autobiography. Knight writes about his life and his association with the Mormon Church. He often tells more about Mormon Church history than he does about himself. He was with the Mormons in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.

Dates: approximately 1847

Newel Knight autobiography

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8414
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of Newel Knight's original autobiography. The autobiography was prepared by Knight's wife, Lydia, in 1871, twenty-four years after Knight's death. The manuscript covers material from 1800 to 1846, but it mostly focuses on events between 1830 and 1846 when members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were living in the East Coast and the Midwest. The autobiography contains information about the early Church, traveling west in 1846, and Knight's own family as...
Dates: 1871

Fred W. Schwendiman statement

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231046332]
Identifier: MSS 1305
Scope and Contents

Typewritten statement. Schwindiman writes concerning an observation made by Preston Nibley in the Mormon Church Archives relating aid given by Newell Knight to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery while they were translating the Book of Mormon.

Dates: 1958

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