Charlotte Ives Kirby (Cobb)
|Also Known As:||"Lottie"|
|Birthplace:||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA|
|Death:||Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA|
|Place of Burial:||Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA|
|Managed by:||Eldon Clark (C)|
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About Charlotte Ives Kirby
Birth: Aug. 3, 1836 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1908 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Youngest daughter of wealthy Quakers, Henry Cobb and Augusta Adams Cobby Young. She was kidnapped by her mother when seven and taken to Nauvoo, Illinois, where her mother converted to Mormonism and polygamously married Brigham Young without obtaining a divorce from husband Henry.
She was then taken to Utah in 1848. It is rumored that she too was married to Brigham Young when she was about 15. She did marry famous Mormon dissident, William S. Godbe, as one of his plural wives. When Godbe was excommunicated, she separated from him.
Charlotte was deeply involved in women's suffrage and delivered a petition to Congress on behalf of Utah women.
She then married her first cousin, John Adams Kirby, who was 20 years her junior, in 1884 in Jackson County, Missouri. They may have joined the Reorganize LDS Church, but this is unclear.
The Kirbys returned to Utah and became extremely wealthy through mining. Although Charlotte never bore any children, the Kirby's adopted her great nephew, Gordon Ivins (Kirby), as their son.
- Augusta Adams Young (1801 - 1886)
- William Samuel Godbe (1833 - 1903)
Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: P_9_3_2E
Created by: Connell O'Donovan Record added: Nov 01, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 60956396