Abigail Kimball (Pitkin) (1797 - 1868)

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Birthplace: Hartford, Windsor, VT
Death: Died in Winter Quarters
Managed by: David Prins
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About Abigail Kimball (Pitkin)

Taken from ancestry.com on July 24, 2004: Utah, Our Pioneer Heritage

Laura Pitkin Kimball was born September 10, 1790, in Connecticut, and Abigail Pitkin Kimball July 17, 1797, in Vermont, daughters of Paul and Abigail Lathrop Pitkin. They were the sisters of George White Pitkin who is prominently mentioned in Church history. George accepted the gospel as taught by Joseph Smith May 17, 1831, and Laura and Abigail also became members, although at a later date.

The first mention of their meeting with Heber C. Kimball was when he was on his way as a missionary to England: "I started on a mission to England. One day in August, brother Duell took us in his wagon to Lima, about twelve miles, when he left us. He gave each of us a dollar to assist us on our journey. Brother Bidwell then carried us in his wagon to John A. Mikesell's, near Quincy, about twenty miles. The fatigue of this day's journey was too much for our feeble health; we were prostrated, and obliged to tarry a few days in Quincy to recruit. I was prostrate with chills and fever, and stayed most of the time at the house of Sisters Laura and Abigail Pitkin, who bestowed every kindness upon me they possibly could. We left Quincy September 25th, feeling much better."

We next find the Pitkin family in Nauvoo where they were closely associated with the leaders of the Church, including Heber C. Kimball. From there, Laura and Abigail left for Council Bluffs, making their home at Winter Quarters where they were married to Heber, and according to history were members of the Kimball family. At a meeting held in the Kimball home on July 4, 1847, both women spoke and bore testimony, with others, of their delight in living the principles of the gospel. Abigail died at Winter Quarters.

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Abigail Kimball's Timeline

July 17, 1797
Hartford, Windsor, VT
December 16, 1845
Age 48
December 16, 1845
Age 48
January 7, 1846
Age 48
January 7, 1846
Age 48
June 22, 1868
Age 70
Winter Quarters