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Newel Knight[1, 2]

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  • Name Newel Knight  [3, 4
    Born 13 Sep 1800  Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description tall, light brown hair, keen blue eyes, very energ 
    Name Newell Knight 
    Died 11 Jan 1847  Fort Niobrara, Knox, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 11 Jan 1847  Fort Niobrara, Knox, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Monument Detail
    Monument
    Monument erected to Newel Knight on the plains where he died
    Engraving on monument at Niobrara, Nebraska erected by Jesse Knight
    Person ID I159268  Full Tree | Bingham, Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2016 

    Father Joseph Knight, Sr.
              b. 3 Nov 1772, Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Feb 1847, Mount Pisgah, Thayer, Union, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Polly Peck
              b. 6 Apr 1774, Guilford, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Aug 1831, Kaw Township, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1795  Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F87747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Lydia Goldthwaite
              b. 9 Jun 1812, Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Apr 1884, Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1835  Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
    +1. Sally Knight
              b. 1 Dec 1836, Gallatin, Clay, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Oct 1916, Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. James Philander Knight
              b. 29 Apr 1838, Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Jun 1909, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +3. Joseph Ether Knight
              b. 18 Oct 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 27 Jun 1878, Sunset, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +4. Newel Knight, Jr.
              b. 17 Oct 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 May 1907, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +5. Lydia Knight
              b. 6 Jun 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 May 1905, Colonia Dublán, , Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +6. Jesse Knight
              b. 6 Sep 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Mar 1921, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Hyrum Helaman Knight
              b. 26 Aug 1847, Winter Quarters, Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Jul 1880, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     8. Knight
              b. 26 Aug 1847, Winter Quarters, Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1847
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F61650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Sarah Coburn
              b. 1804, Guilford, Chenango, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Sep 1834, Turnham's Landing, Gallatin, Clay, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Jun 1825  Colesville, Broome, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Knight
              b. 1826, Colesville, Broome, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1826, Colesville, Broome, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Samuel Knight
              b. 14 Oct 1832, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Feb 1910, Bunkerville, Clark, Nevada, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Eli Knight
              b. 13 Sep 1834, Gallatin, Clay, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1834, Turnham's Landing, Gallatin, Clay, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F84424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Sep 1800 - Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jun 1825 - Colesville, Broome, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Samuel Knight - 14 Oct 1832 - Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Eli Knight - 13 Sep 1834 - Gallatin, Clay, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1835 - Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sally Knight - 1 Dec 1836 - Gallatin, Clay, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - James Philander Knight - 29 Apr 1838 - Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Joseph Ether Knight - 18 Oct 1840 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Newel Knight, Jr. - 17 Oct 1842 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lydia Knight - 6 Jun 1844 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Jesse Knight - 6 Sep 1845 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1847 - Fort Niobrara, Knox, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Jan 1847 - Fort Niobrara, Knox, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hyrum Helaman Knight - 26 Aug 1847 - Winter Quarters, Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Knight - 26 Aug 1847 - Winter Quarters, Florence, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Home of Newel Knight
    Replica of Newel Knight's gristmill.
    Circular from High Council signed by Newel

    Documents
    Paper certifying marriage of Newel Knight & Lydia Goldthwaite
    Land papers in Missouri

    Histories
    Biography
    Autobiography
    Family Biography
    Autobiography

    Census
    1830 Census for Colesville, Broome, New York
    1840 Census for Newel Knight

  • Notes 
    • Md. (1) 7 Jun 1825 Sally COBURN

      Baptized by David Whitmer

      Attended Organizing Meeting of the LDS Church 6 Apr 1830

      Was ordained a High Priest by July 1831

      Trade: Miller

      Endowments reconfirmed and all former sealings rattified for the
      following children # 1,2,3,4,5,6,10, and Husband.

      Died Fort Niobrara/Neobrara Ponca Camp Knox Nebraska on the plains.

      By Daryl James [http://home.earthlink.net/~jameshistory/n_knight.html]
           "Newel (sometimes spelled with two l's) Knight was born Sept. 13, 1800, in Marlborough, B
      Vermont, but moved with his family at 9 to Bainbridge, N.Y.
           Two years later Newel moved again with his family to Colesville, N.Y., where he remained 19 years.
           "My father (Joseph Knight Sr.) owned a farm, grist mill and carding machine," Newel writes.  The business in which my father was engaged often required him to have hired help, and among the many he from time to time employed was a young man by the name of Joseph Smith Jr., to whom I was particualrly attached."  He continued to live with his father until he was nearly twenty-five years old.
           On June 7, 1825, Newel married Sally Colburn.  The couple stayed near Newel's father's farm in Colesville and were frequently visited by this friend, Joseph Smith. "(Joseph) would frequently entertain us with accounts of the wonderful things which had happened to him, and we were deeply impressed with the truthfulness of his statements concerning the plates of 'The Book of Mormon' which had been shown to him by an angel of the Lord," Newel writes.
           Less than a week after 'The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' was organized, Joseph asked Newel to pray at the first public discourse of the Church.  Newel agreed but, when the time arrived, was overcome with a great fear which prevented him.  That night, on April 11, 1830, in Fayette, N.Y., Newel retired privately to the woods to pray for a manifestation of the Lord's will for him.  Again, Newel was unable to pray and soon was possessed by a devil.  By the time he returned home his facial expression and limbs had become "distorted and twisted on every shape"; finally, he began to be thrown around the room.  In a short time as many as eight or nine grown persons had got together to witness the scene. Sally called for Joseph.  When the Prophet arrived  he finally succeeded in getting hold of him by the hand. When he did, Newel requested him to cast the devil out of him, saying that he knew he was in him and that he also knew that Joseph could cast him out.  Joseph replied, "If you know that I can, it shall be done", and commanded him the name of Jesus Christ to vanish from his sight.  Newel reported he saw the devil pass through the ceiling as it left his body.  As soon as the devil had departed from him, his bodily distortions ceased, and almost immediately the Spirit of God descended upon him, and the visions of eternity were oped to his view.  He afterwards related "I now began to feel a most pleasing sensation resting upon me, and immediately the visions of heaven were opened to my view.  I felt myself attracted upwards, and ramained for sometime enwrapt in contemplation, insomuch that I knew not what was goiing on in the room.  By and by I felt some weight pressing upon my shoulder and the side of my head; which served to recall me to a sense of my situation, and I found that the Spirit of the Lord had actually caught me up off the floor, and that my shoulder and head were pressing against the beams.(of the ceiling)"  This exorcism was known as the first miracle of the Church, and Newel was baptized soon afterward.
           Persecutions arose in the area against Joseph and soon the Prophet was arrested on false charges.  Newel's father obtained a lawyer for the Prophet, and Newel testified in the trial.  The prosecutor asked Newel if "Joe Smith" had power to cast out devils, and Newel replied: "No, nor does any other mortal.  But Christ has the power and can use Joseph Smith as His instrument when He so chooses."  Newel labored as a missionary with Hyrum Smith and Orson Pratt in the fall of 1830.
           In April 1831, members of the Colesville Branch (with Newel as leader) left their homes and started for Kirtland, Ohio.  After being pushed by mobs from Ohio to Missouri and then back to Ohio, Sally caught malaria and died in a rainstorm in 1834, after giving birth to a son, who also died.  Newel returned to Kirtland, where he eventually met and married Lydia Goldthwaite.  The ceremony was performed by the Prophet on Nov. 24, 1835.  Newel had been working on the Kirtland Temple, and after its dedication he returned with Lydia to a home in Clay County, Mo.  They were later among the first to settle Nauvoo, Ill., and among the first to head west to Utah.  Newel was appointed a captain of 50, but died on the trail in Nebraska Jan. 11, 1847, at age 46."

      Received a vision of Heaven and God - 9 Jun 1830

      Colesville is now Nineveh

      Newel also has  an endowment date of 21 Jan 1836 in the Kirtland Temple [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2244] Theda Laws or Irene Louise Potter, Personal Genealogical Research, Compiled.

    2. [S1535] Personal knowledge of Clark Timmins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S1098] Sarah P. Collinwood, The Descendants of George Palmer and Phebe Draper  (Provo, UT: J. Grant Stevenson, 1962.), 444..

    4. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    5. [S1129] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R)  (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 3, 2007).

    6. [S2892] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS]., "International Genealogical Index." Digital images.  ( FamilySearch . http://www.familysearch.org), (http://www.familysearch.org)..

    7. [S2900] William G. Hartley, Stand by My Servant Joseph  (Deseret Book 2003).


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