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Lydia Goldthwaite

Lydia Goldthwaite[1, 2, 3]

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  • Name Lydia Goldthwaite  [4
    Born 9 Jun 1812  Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Name Lydia Goldthwait  [7
    Died 3 Apr 1884  Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried 5 Apr 1884  Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Lydia's headstone after restoration in 2010
    Headstone for Lydia Goldthwaite Knight
    Close up of headstone
    Plaque on headstone
    Motto on Lydia's headstone after restoration 2010
    Collage memorial of Lydia Goldthwaite Knight
    Person ID I159269  Full Tree | Bingham, Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2016 

    Father Jesse G. Goldthwaite
              b. 23 Mar 1779, Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Jul 1870, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Sally Burt
              b. 30 Nov 1789, Norton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 Oct 1869, Villenova, Chautauqua, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1808  Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F87746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 1 Newel Knight
              b. 13 Sep 1800, Marlboro, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jan 1847, Fort Niobrara, Knox, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1835  Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    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

    Husband 2 Calvin Bailey
              b. 1812
              d. 1833 
    Married 1828  Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Rosanna Bailey
              b. 3 Nov 1830, Lodi, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Jun 1833  (Age 2 years)
     2. Edwin Bailey
              b. 12 Feb 1832, Lodi, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Feb 1832, Lodi, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F68379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 3 James McClellan
              b. 8 Aug 1804, Camden, York, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Feb 1881, Santa Clara, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1864  Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F68377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband 4 (Divorced) John Dalton
              b. 10 Jul 1801, Wyoming, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Jan 1885, Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1851  , Kane, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Divorced 1857  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Artimesia Dalton
              b. 22 Jun 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Jun 1922, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F68378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jun 1812 - Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rosanna Bailey - 3 Nov 1830 - Lodi, Erie, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edwin Bailey - 12 Feb 1832 - Lodi, Erie, New York, 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 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 MapsMarried - 13 Aug 1851 - , Kane, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Artimesia Dalton - 22 Jun 1852 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1884 - Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Apr 1884 - Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1828 - Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1864 - Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend Location Cemetery Hospital Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Lydia Goldthwaite
    Lydia Goldthwaite
    Lydia Goldthwaite
    Lydia Goldthwaite Knight
    Lydia G. Knight & Family
    Lydia Gothwaite Knight & family
    Patriarchal  Blessing of Lydia Goldthwaite
    Home of Lydia Goldthwaite Knight
    This is Lydia's Locket
    The Three Lydias

    Documents
    Paper certifying marriage of Newel Knight & Lydia Goldthwaite

    Histories
    Biography
    Book - Lydia Knight's History
    Book - Remarkable Stories from the Lives of Latter-day Saint Women
    Biography

    Census
    1850 Census
    1860 Census for Provo, Utah, Utah
    1880 Federal Census for Lydia McClellan

  • Notes 
    • MARRIED: (1) 1828 Calvin BAILEY
      Married: (2) 1835 Newel KNIGHT
      MARRIED: (3) 1851 John DALTON
      MARRIED: (4) James MC CLELLAN

      Came to The Salt Lake Valley 3 Oct 1850 with the Edward Hunter Company


      CENSUS:  1850 Utah, Great Salt Lake, Roll: m432-919  pg. 69
                     Listed as: 38, female, from Mass. living with Samuel Knight, 18, Martha Knight,19, and
                                   Amanda Knight, 2  (no relation to Newel Knight)

      By Daryl James [http://home.earthlink.net/~jameshistory/l_goldthwaite. html]
          "Lydia Goldthwaite was born June 9, 1812, in Sutton, Massachusetts, the third of 12 children of Jesse Goldthwaite and Sally Burt.  Lydia worked hard on her family's farm and earned a reputation among her siblings for her industry.
           When her father would kill a sheep, the skin would be rolled up and saved until the wool was ready to be separated from the hide.  Lydia would work at pulling the wool from the hide even after her siblings had tired of the task; thus, her family formed the proverb: "Lydia never leaves 'til the last lock is pulled."
           Around 1820 Lydia's family moved from Massachusetts to the western part of New York state.  When Lydia was about 15, her parents sent her away to boarding school.  During her second year, she married a man named Calvin Bailey.  After about three years of marriage, Calvin deserted her leaving her with one child and pregnant with another.  Lydia returned home ashamed and despondent.  In February 1832, a boy was born to her who died almost at birth.  The, less than a year later, her first child became ill and died.  Lydia became more despondent than ever.  In hopes of reviving her spirits with a change of scenery, she accepted an invitation to stay with a married friend and her husband, Freeman Nickerson, in Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada.
           In October 1833, word came from the United States that Freeman's parents had joined the newly formed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were coming to Mount Pleasant for a visit.  Elder Sydney Rigdon and the Prophet Joseph Smith accompanied Freeman's parents.  After sharing their message, Elder Rigdon and the Prophet baptized Lydia, her host family, and about a dozen others.  Lydia spoke in tongues at a meeting the next night.
           Lydia returned home in 1834 confident her parents would join the Church; however, neither did.  Although skeptical of the Mormons, Lydia's parents were kind and gave her $50 to establish herself in Kirtland, Ohio.
           When Lydia arrived in Kirtland in 1835, the Prophet was in prison.  Lydia volunteered her $50 to free him but then had no money left for herself.  She stayed in the home of Vincent Knight for awhile then the Prophet's brother, Hyrum, invited her to stay with his family, and it was there Lydia met Newel Knight, a widower from Vermont. (no relation to Vincent Knight) 
           Newel proposed marriage to Lydia, and they were married by Joseph Smith in Kirtland Nov. 23, 1835, it being the first marriage ceremony he had ever performed.  The young married couple gladly accepted the offer of Hyrum Smith to spend the winter at his home.  In the meantime Newel Knight continued his labors on the Temple and generally attended the school of the Elders in the evenings. With his wife he also atttended the dedication of the Temple and witnessed many marvelous manifestations of the power of God.  After, Sister Lydia and her husband moved to Clay county, where a girl (Sally) was born to them Dec. 1, 1836.
           In February, 1837, Newel purchased 40 acres of land from the government near Far West, Caldwell county, Missouri,   A boy (named James Philander) was born to Lydia April 29, 1837.  She passed through the persecutions of the Church in Caldwell county, Mo., and afterwards in Illinois, and she left Nauvoo with her amily April 17, 1846, in the exodus of the Saints for the Rocky Mountains. While on the way, and while stopping temporarily together with many other Saints at a place known as Ponca, her husband died, Jan 11, 1847.  Thus she became a widow with seven helpless children and for several years after that she battled with all kinds of odds to support herself and family and to raise her little ones the best she could on the frontier.  Sending her wagon on so that others could continue, she at one time lived in a dugout or cave, taking in washing to support her family.  Continuing to lend out her wagon after it had been returned to her, she did not reach the valley until Oct. 3, 1850

      Lydia entered into a plural marriage with John Dalton in 1851 but, after one child was born, the marriage ended in divorce.  In 1860 Lydia married jJames McClellan, who died in 1880 after 20 happy years of marriage with Lydia.  She had located in Provo, where she taught school, then Payson and then Santa Clara.  Lydia was called by President Brigham Young to labor in the newly finished St. George temple as an ordinance worker.  She responded cheerfully, made her permanet home in St. George and attended faithfully to her duties in the Temple until the day of her death, which occurred April 3, 1884.  Sister Lydia's life was full of events and her character full of integrity; she possessed a lovely disposition, gained the confidence and good will of all who knew her and died a most devoted and faithful Latter-day Saint." [7]

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

    2. [S1410] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, database, \i FamilySearch\i0    ((http://www.familysearch.org)), )..

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

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

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

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


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