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Kimball, Hiram S., 1806-1863


Biographical History

Hiram S. Kimball (1806-1863) was a businessman and military servant who was born in Vermont but later lived in Nauvoo, Illinois and Utah.

Hiram Kimball moved to Nauvoo during his adult life and began doing business there. While he lived there, he learned of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was baptized. He served as a general in the Nauvoo Legion until he was wounded in battle in 1846. When the Saints moved West, he went with them. He was called to serve a mission to the Sandwich Islands but died at sea on the journey there.

The Joseph Smith Papers, via WWW, April 5, 2021 (Hiram S. Kimball)

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1443
Scope and Contents

Collection contains about 750 documents relating to some 250 actions arising in justice of the peace or circuit courts in Hancock County, Illinois. Also includes a letter from David Martin concerning part of the collection and indexes to court cases involving Joseph Smith Jr. and the autographs of those who martyred Smith.

Dates: 1839-1860

Hancock County (Ill.) legal instruments

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230310887]
Identifier: MSS SC 1273
Scope and Contents

Legal instruments from Hancock County, Illinois. The items are from a court cases involving Hiram Kimball.

Dates: 1854

Hiram S. Kimball note

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230335629]
Identifier: MSS 1264
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten promissory note. Kimball promises to pay William Pratt $50 on or before 1 April 1849.

Dates: 1849

Hiram S. Kimball promissory note

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320712]
Identifier: MSS SC 2251
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed promissory note. It was signed by Hiram Kimball. Kimball agreed to pay $545.52 to Hancock County, Illinois.

Dates: 1845; 1878-1903

Parley P. Pratt affidavit

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 2227
Scope and Contents

Handwritten affidavit in the suit of Hiram Kimball versus Parley P. Pratt to recover goods sold to Pratt which he, allegedly, was intending to carry West without paying for them.

Dates: 1846

Additional filters:

Hancock County (Ill.) -- History 3
Politics, Government, and Law 3
Affidavits 2
Civil Procedure and Courts 2
Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History 2