BELNAP FAMILY ORGANIZATION: HISTORIES and DOCUMENTS
Martha McBride (1805-1901)
Gathered here is the most comprehensive public repository of materials on the life of Martha McBride, mother of Adaline Knight and wife of Vinson Knight, Joseph Smith, Jr, and Heber C. Kimball.  Click on the links below to access biographical and historical information by or about Martha McBride:
Date(s) Item/Image Link
Biographies and Related Materials
Belnap, Flora, comp. Pioneer Incidents of Rev. Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead-McBride and Their Children of Utah, Michigan and New York 1952   http://www.belnapfamily.org/pioneerincidents.htm  
Belnap, Brent J. "Life Story of Martha McBride Knight Smith Kimball" 1995 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_DUP_Biography_(1995).htm  
Gibbons, Francis M. Martha: A Historical Novel 2004 to order: http://www.ebookmall.com/ebook/155328-ebook.htm  
Martha McBride Knight biography http://www.wivesofjosephsmith.org/17-MarthaMcBrideKnight.htm  
Compton, Todd. In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith 2001
Martha Knight Collection Register 1871-1875 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_Knight_Collection_Register.pdf  
Martha McBride Bibliography
Kimball, Stanley B. Heber C. Kimball:  Mormon Patriarch and Pioneer (Univ. of Ill.) 1981 page 310
Carter, Kate B., ed. Heber C. Kimball--His Wives and Family 1967 page 3[01]
Whitney, Orson F. Life of Heber C. Kimball ____ page 432
Letters from Martha McBride to:
Rizpah Lee Knight (mother-in-law) (typescript copy; not in original handwriting) 8 Jul 1845 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Letter_(1845-07-08)_p1.jpg  
page 2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Letter_(1845-07-08)_p2.jpg  
page 3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Letter_(1845-07-08)_p3.jpg  
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Gilbert Belnap and wives 17 Jul 1859 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1859-07-17)_p1.jpg  
page 2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1859-07-17)_p2.jpg  
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Gilbert Belnap and family 17 Apr 1860 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1860-04-17)_p1.jpg  
page 2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1860-04-17)_p2.jpg  
page 3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1860-04-17)_p3.jpg  
page 4 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1860-04-17)_p4.jpg  
envelope http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1860-04-17)_p5.jpg  
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Gilbert Belnap and family 10 Apr 1865 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1865-4-10).jpg  
transcription http://www.belnapfamily.org/\Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1865-04-10)_transcription.htm  
Gilbert and Adaline Belnap and grandchildren 10 Feb 1869 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1869-02-10)_p1.jpg  
pages 2-3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1869-02-10)_p2.jpg  
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Gilbert and Adaline Belnap 6 Jun 1870 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Letter_(1870-06-06).jpg  
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Lucius McBride (nephew) (end comments to Lucius McBride's letter) 20 Aug 1893 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Lucius_McBride_Letter_(1893-08-20)_p1.jpg  
page 2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Lucius_McBride_Letter_(1893-08-20)_p2.jpg  
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Letters to Martha McBride from:
Almira Knight (daughter) 1875 pages 1, 4 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Almira_Knight_Letter_(1875)_p1.jpg  
pages 2-3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Almira_Knight_Letter_(1875)_p2.jpg  
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James Vinson Knight (son) and Celestial Roberts (daughter-in-law) 9 Jan 1893 pages 1-2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/James_Vinson_Knight_Letter_(1893-01-09).jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) 12 Jan 1875 card text http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Card_(1875-01-12)_text.jpg  
card front http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Card_(1875-01-12)_front.jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) 15 Feb 1878 pages 1-2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1878-02-15)_p1.jpg  
pages 3-4 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1878-02-15)_p2.jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) Apr 1878 pages 1-2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1878-04)_p1.jpg  
pages 3-4 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1878-04)_p2.jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) 29 Nov 1878 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1878-11-29)_p1.jpg  
page 2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1878-11-29)_p2.jpg  
addendum http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1878-11-29)_addendum.jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) 31 Jul 1880 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1880-07-31)_p1.jpg  
page 2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1880-07-31)_p2.jpg  
page 3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1880-07-31)_p3.jpg  
page 4 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1880-07-31)_p4.jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) (Nauvoo Temple Baptisms for Dead Letter) 1 Nov 1886 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1886-11-01)_p1.jpg  
pages 2-3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1886-11-01)_p2.jpg  
image http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1886-11-1).jpg  
transcription http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/RMcbride.html  
Reuben McBride (brother) (with additions from Reuben McBride's wife, Mary Ann Anderson, and grandchild, Nellie McBride) 5 Oct 1887 pages 1, 4 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1887-10-5)_p1.jpg  
pages 2-3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1887-10-5)_p2.jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) 6 Dec 1887 pages 1-2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1887-12-06).jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) 25 Dec 1887 pages 1-2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_(1887-12-25).jpg  
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Reuben McBride (brother) (no date) pages 1-2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_p1.jpg  
pages 3-4 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Reuben_McBride_Letter_p2.jpg  
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Mary Ann Anderson (sister-in-law; wife of Reuben McBride) 15 Jul 1877 pages 1-2
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Helen Dame (niece) 28 Mar 1891 pages 1-2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Helen_Dame_Letter_(1891-03-26)_p1.jpg  
pages 3-4 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Helen_Dame_Letter_(1891-03-26)_p2.jpg  
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Lucius McBride (nephew); with comments from Martha McBride Knight 20 Aug 1893 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Lucius_McBride_Letter_(1893-08-20)_p1.jpg  
page 2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Lucius_McBride_Letter_(1893-08-20)_p2.jpg  
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LDS Materials
Patriarchal Blessing: Martha McBride 24 Jun 1835 blessing
transcription http://www.belnapfamily.org/PB_Knight_Martha_1835.doc  
transcription http://www.belnapfamily.org/PB_McBride_Martha_1835.pdf  
Patriarchal Blessing: Martha McBride 16 Feb 1872 blessing http://www.belnapfamily.org/PB_McBride_Martha_1872.pdf  
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Smith, Joseph F. "Affidavit of Martha McBride Kimball." Blood Atonement and the Origin of Plural Marriage 8 Jul 1869 page 72 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Kimball_Affidavit.jpg  
Temple Record
Martha McBride Knight Temple Record about 1877 page 1 (top) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Temple_Record_p1a.jpg  
page 1 (middle) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Temple_Record_p1b.jpg  
page 1 (bottom) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Temple_Record_p1c.jpg  
page 2 (top) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Temple_Record_p2a.jpg  
page 2 (bottom) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Temple_Record_p2b.jpg  
page 3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Temple_Record_p3.jpg  
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Newspaper Articles (Titles)
Old Folks' Excursion 16 Jul 1890 Ogden Standard http://www.belnapfamily.org/Ogden_Standard_Examiner_1890-07-16_Old_Folks'_Excursion.pdf  
The Relief Society Jubilee 26 Mar 1892 Deseret News http://www.belnapfamily.org/Deseret_News_1892-03-26_The_Relief_Society_Jubilee.pdf  
Gleanings in the Local Field-Another Mile Post Passed 19 Mar 1893 Ogden Standard http://www.belnapfamily.org/Ogden_Standard_Examiner_1893-03-19_Gleanings_in_the_Local_Field--Another_Mile_Post_Passed.pdf  
Golden Wedding at Hooper 27 Dec 1895 Ogden Standard http://www.belnapfamily.org/Ogden_Standard_Examiner_1895-12-27_Golden_Wedding_at_Hooper.pdf  
The Relief Society 9 Nov 1901 American Eagle http://www.belnapfamily.org/American_Eagle_1901-11-09_The_Relief_Society.pdf  
Death of Pioneer Woman 21 Nov 1901 Ogden Standard http://www.belnapfamily.org/Ogden_Standard_Examiner_1901-11-21_Death_of_Pioneer_Woman.pdf  
Receipts
Nauvoo Property Tax Receipt 11 Mar 1844 item http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Receipts_(1844-1845).pdf  
Nauvoo Property Tax Receipt 1 May 1844 item http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Receipts_(1844-1845).pdf  
Sylvester B. Stoddard Home Lease  27 Apr 1845 item http://www.belnapfamily.org/Martha_McBride_Knight_Receipts_(1844-1845).pdf  
LDS History Materials
Jorgensen, Lynne Watkins & BYU Studies Staff. "The Mantle of the Prophet Joseph Passes to Brother Brigham: A Collective Spiritual Witness." BYU Studies, vol. 36, no. 4, p. 193 1996-1997 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol36_no4_Mantle_of_Prophet_Passes.pdf  
Gibbons, Francis M. "Sixteen Years as a Witness." Ensign, p. 75 May 1986 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Sixteen_Years_as_a_Witness.doc  
Census Records
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Davis County, UT 1850 http://www.belnapfamily.org/1850_US_Federal_Census_UT_Davis_Knight_Martha.jpg  
1860 U.S. Federal Census, Tonaquint, Washington, UT 27 Jul 1860 http://www.belnapfamily.org/1860_US_Federal_Census_UT_Washington_Tonaquint_Knight_Martha.jpg  
1870 U.S. Federal Census, Weber River Valley, Weber, UT 9 Jul 1870 http://www.belnapfamily.org/1870_US_Federal_Census_UT_Weber_Weber_River_Valley_Knight_Martha.jpg  
1880 U.S. Federal Census, Beaver, Beaver, UT 2 Jun 1880 http://www.belnapfamily.org/1880_US_Federal_Census_UT_Beaver_Beaver_City_District_1_Knight_Martha.jpg  
1900 U.S. Federal Census, Hooper, Weber, UT 8 Jun 1900 http://www.belnapfamily.org/1900_US_Federal_Census_UT_Weber_Hooper_District_181_Knight_Martha.jpg  
Internet Links
Wikipedia: Martha McBride http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_McBride  
Wikipedia: Relief Society http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relief_Society  
Wikipedia: Kimball-Snow-Woolley Family http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimball-Snow-Woolley_Family  
The Wives of Joseph Smith http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/6552/wives.html  
Heber C. Kimball Family http://www.hckimball.org/  
Photographs and Images
Martha McBride (1805-1901)
Spouses
Vinson Knight (1804-1842)
Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844)
Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868)
Children
through Vinson Knight
Almira Knight (1827-1912)
Rizpah Knight (1829-1895)
Adaline Knight (1831-1919)
James Vinson Knight (1833-1912)
Nathaniel Knight (1835-1836)
Martha Abigail Knight (1839-1844)
Rodolphus Elderkin Knight (1841-1842)
through Heber Chase Kimball
(son) Kimball (unknown-unknown)
Parents
Daniel McBride (1766-1823)
Abigail Mead (1770-1854)
Last update: 19 Jun 2008
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