Whitney, Newel Kimball, 1795-1850
- Existence: 1795 - 1850
Newel Kimball Whitney (1795-1850) was a American merchant, pioneer, and ecclesiastical leader. He served as the second general bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1831-1850).
Newel Kimball Whitney was born on February 5, 1795 at Marlborough, Windham County, Vermont to Samuel and Susanna Kimball Whitney. Whitney joined the Church in Ohio in 1830, and was a personal friend of Joseph Smith (1805-1844) who founded that faith. He also served as associate justice and treasurer of the provincial state of Deseret (later Utah) in 1849. He married seven times; his wives included Elizabeth Ann Smith (1800-1882, m. 1822), Ann Houston (1821-1848, m. 1846), Elizabeth Almira Pond (1827-1899, m. 1846), Abigail Augusta Pond (m. 1846), Olive M. Bishop (1807-1852, m. 1846), Elizabeth Moore (1826-1858, m. 1846), Henrietta Keyes (1821-1901, m. 1846), and Emmeline Blanche Woodward (1828-1921, m. 1849). Whitney died on September 3, 1850 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:Harold B. Lee Library. Division of Archives and Manuscripts. Register of the Newel Kimball Whitney papers, 1979 (subj.) t.p. (Newel Kimball Whitney) p. 1 (b. Feb. 5, 1795, Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), p. 10 (d. Sept. 23, 1850)
Kimball and Whitney Cemetery report, 1911: p. 4 (Newell Kimball Whitney; b. Feb 5, 1795; d. Sept. 23, 1850)
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Contains land records, indentures, promissory notes, receipts, bills, and other materials related to businesses operated by the Church or its leaders. Includes materials from Kirtland, Ohio; Missouri; and Nauvoo, Illinois, dating from between 1832 and 1882.
Contains deeds and bonds, tithing and donation records, receipts, minutes of conferences, and other materials related to Church business. Includes primarily records from the Kirtland and Nauvoo periods, with many relating to the construction of the Nauvoo Temple. Materials date from between 1833 and 1861.
Contains correspondence, church related, financial records, legal records, and miscellaneous documents. Notable documents (all photocopies) include an 1844 letter from Joseph Smith while in Carthage Jail and a list of Mormon Battalion soldiers.
Contains declarations, petitions, and other legal documents pertaining to court and legislative actions in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Materials date from between 1838 and 1846.
Contains early manuscript copies of more than twenty revelations, all but two of which have since been published in the Doctrine and Covenants. Seven of these these are addressed to Whitney, either mentioning him in a priesthood role or giving him instructions. Materials date from between 1829 and 1847.
Contains poll books, certificates, petitions, reports, orders, and other materials related to Mormon militia units, including both the Nauvoo Legion and the Mormon Battalion. Materials date from between 1840 and 1858.
Contains revelations, correspondence, legal records, military documents, and church records created and collected by Whitney between 1829 and 1882. Materials document Whitney's service as bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as other aspects of the administration, economics, and community life in Mormon communities in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.
Contains the personal papers of Whitney, including correspondence, account books, patriarchal blessings and other materials dating from between 1817 and 1900. These papers primarily document his church and personal business in Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo, Illinois. Includes extensive correspondence with his brother, Samuel F. Whitney. Documents from after Whitney's death deal with the disposition of his estate and his burial.