Vinson Knight (1804 - 1842)

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Birthplace: Norwich, Hampshire, MA
Death: Died in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
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"...Vinson Knight (March 14, 1804 - July 31, 1842) was an early leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He served as a counselor in the Bishopric in Kirtland, Ohio from 1835 to 1838, then as Bishop in Adam-ondi-Ahman in Daviess County, Missouri from 1838 to 1839, and finally as Bishop of the Lower Ward in Nauvoo, having been called by revelation through the LDS Church founder and Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. to that office in January 1841. He served as Bishop in Nauvoo until his sudden death at age 38 in 1842

Knight was born March 14, 1804 in Norwich, Hampshire County, Massachusetts to Doctor Rodolphus Knight and Rizpah Lee (daughter of American Revolutionary War Captain Sherebiah Lee). Following his father's death when he was just 5 years old, his mother moved the family to upstate New York. Here Knight married Martha McBride, daughter of itinerant pre-Campbellite minister Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead on July 26, 1826. They initially resided near Martha's relatives in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus County, where their first 4 children (Almira Knight, born 1827; Rizpah Knight, born 1829; Adaline Knight, born 1831; James Vinson Knight, born 1833) were born. Here Knight acquired considerable wealth from his farm produce..."



Vinson Knight's Timeline

March 14, 1804
Norwich, Hampshire, MA
July 6, 1826
Age 22
Nauvoo, Hncck, IL
June 21, 1827
Age 23
Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, NY
May 13, 1829
Age 25
Perrysburg, New York, USA
May 4, 1831
Age 27
Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, New York
September 4, 1833
Age 29
Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, New York
December 31, 1835
Age 31
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio
February 9, 1839
Age 34
Pike County, Missouri
September 29, 1841
Age 37
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Age 36