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Knight, Lydia Goldthwaite Bailey, 1812-1884

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1812-1884

biographical statement

Citation

Joseph Smith Papers Digital Library Collection, 2004 (Knight, Lydia Goldthwaite Bailey, 1812-1884)

Mormon Biographical Registers, via WWW, June 22, 2004 (Goldthwaite, Lydia (1812-1884); b. Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts; married Calvin Bailey in 1828; converted to Mormonism in 1833; married Newel Knight; d. St. George, Utah)

FamilySearch, via WWW, Aug. 18, 2006 (Lydia GOLDTHWAITE; b. 9 Jun 1812, Sutton, Worcester, Ma; d. 5 Apr 1884, St George, Washington, Ut; married: Calvin BAILEY, fall of 1828; Newel KNIGHT 23 Nov 1835)

UPB files, Aug. 18, 2006 (hdg.: Knight, Lydia Goldthwaite, 1812-1884; no usage)

Lydia Goldthwaite Bailey Knight genealogical records and correspondence, 1833-1883 (Lydia Goldthwait)

Joseph Smith Papers, via WWW, March 18, 2014 (born on June 9, 1812, in Sutton, Massachusetts; parents Jesse G. Goldthwaite and Sally Burt; October 27, 1833, baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Joseph Smith Jr. at Mount Pleasant; married Calvin Bailey in 1828, but she was deserted by him; married Newel Knight on November 24, 1835, at Kirtland, Ohio; ran boardinghouse with Jerusha Smith; weaver and teacher; member of the Relief Society in 1842; moved to Missouri, Ililnois, and began the Mormon exodus to the West; Newel died in 1847, Lydia completed the trek to the West; settled in the Salt Lake Valley in 1850; married John Dalton in 1852, but divorced five years into their marriage; m. James McClellan in 1864 at Payson; served a colonizing mission with McClellan to Santa Clara, Utah; served in the temple at St. George, Utah; died on April 3, 1884, in St. George, Utah)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Jesse Knight papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1434
Scope and Contents Collection includes various biographical materials including patriarchal blessings, biography of Knight by Inez Knight Allen, funeral tributes to Knight, legal and financial records of the Blue Bench Irrigation Company and correspondence concerning the Jesse Knight Trust Fund established for Brigham Young University students. Also included are writings about Knight by Mark Allen.
Dates: 1856-1945

Lydia G. Knight genealogical records and correspondence

 Collection — Box: 1
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

 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