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Vinson Knight (1804-1842)
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Biographies and Related Materials
Belnap, Flora. "The Life Story of Vinson Knight" [TO COME]
Watson, Elden J. "Vinson Knight Biography" [TO COME]
Letters from Vinson Knight to:
Rizpah Lee Knight (mother) (typescript copy; not in original handwriting) 24 Jun 1835 page 1 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Vinson_Knight_Letter_(1835-06-24)_p1.jpg
page 2 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Vinson_Knight_Letter_(1835-06-24)_p2.jpg
page 3 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Vinson_Knight_Letter_(1835-06-24)_p3.jpg
transcription
William Cooper 3 Feb 1839 transcription http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/VKnight.html
Rizpah Lee Knight (mother) (handwritten transcription; not in original handwriting) 14 Feb 1842 page 1 (front) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Vinson_Knight_Letter_(1842-02-14)_p1a.jpg
page 1 (back) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Vinson_Knight_Letter_(1842-02-14)_p1b.jpg
page 2 (front) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Vinson_Knight_Letter_(1842-02-14)_p2a.jpg
page 2 (back) http://www.belnapfamily.org/Vinson_Knight_Letter_(1842-02-14)_p2b.jpg
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New York Primary Materials
History of the Church, vol. 2, chapter 3 22 Mar 1834 http://byustudies.byu.edu/hc/2/4.html
Kirtland, Ohio Primary Materials
Property Deed [TO COME]
Patriarchal Blessing: Vinson Knight 24 Jun 1835 blessing [TO COME]
transcription http://www.belnapfamily.org/PB_Knight_Vinson_1835.doc
transcription http://www.belnapfamily.org/PB_Knight_Vinson_1835.pdf
"[List of Licenses issued to Ministers of the Gospel]." Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate, vol. 2, no. 9, pp. 335-36 Jun 1836 http://www.belnapfamily.org/LDS_Messenger_and_Advocate_vol2_no9_(1836-06)_Elders'_Licenses.pdf
Jessee, Dean C. "The Kirtland Diary of Wilford Woodruff. BYU Studies, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 365-99 8 Jan 1837 page 381 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol12_no4_Kirtland_Diary_of_Wilford_Woodruff.pdf
"Minutes of a meeting of the members of the 'Kirtland Safety Society,' held on the 2d day of January, 1837." Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 475-77 Mar 1837 http://www.belnapfamily.org/LDS_Messenger_and_Advocate_vol3_no6_(1837-03)_Minutes_of_the_Kirtland_Safety_Society.pdf
Kirtland Bishpopric Circular: "To the Saints scattered abroad, the Bishop and his Counselors of Kirtland send greeting" 18 Sep 1837 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Bishopric_Circular_Kirtland_OH_(1837-09-18).pdf
"Communications." Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate, vol. 3, no. 12, pp. 561-64 Sep 1837 http://www.belnapfamily.org/LDS_Messenger_and_Advocate_vol3_no12_(1837-09)_Bishopric_Circular.pdf
History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, vol. 2, chapter 6, pages 106-108 Sep 1837 pages 106-08 http://www.centerplace.org/history/ch/v2ch06.htm
Caroline Barnes Crosby Journal 1836-1837 http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/CCrosby.html
Missouri Primary Materials
History of the Church, vol. 3, chapter 4 25 Jun 1838 http://byustudies.byu.edu/hc/3/5.html
History of the Church, vol. 3, chapter 6 8-9 Aug 1838 http://byustudies.byu.edu/hc/3/7.html
Mormon Redress Petition [TO COME]
LeSueur, Stephen C. "'High Treason and Murder': The Examination of Mormon Prisoners at Richmond, Missouri, in November 1838." BYU Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 3-30 pages 14, 28 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol26_no2_High_Treason_and_Murder.pdf
Nauvoo, Illinois Primary Materials
Nauvoo Legion Commission [TO COME]
Esplin, Ronald K. "Sickness and Faith, Nauvoo Letters." BYU Studies, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 425-34 9 Sep 1839 page 428 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol15_no4_Sickness_and_Faith_Nauvoo_Letters.pdf
Doctrine & Covenants 124:74, 141 19 Jan 1841 http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/124
"University of the City of Nauvoo." Times and Seasons, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 630-31 15 Dec 1841 page 631 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Times_and_Seasons_vol3_no4_(1841-12-15)_p631-38.pdf
"Officers of the City of Nauvoo." Times and Seasons, vol. 3, no. 4, p. 638 15 Dec 1841 page 638 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Times_and_Seasons_vol3_no4_(1841-12-15)_p631-38.pdf
"Common School Books Adopted." Times and Seasons, vol. 3, no. 5, p. 652 1 Jan 1842 page 652 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Times_and_Seasons_vol3_no5_(1842-01-01)_p651-53.pdf
"New York Weekly Herald." Times and Seasons, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 652-53 1 Jan 1842 page 653 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Times_and_Seasons_vol3_no5_(1842-01-01)_p651-53.pdf
Legal Notice of Bankruptcy Petition, dated 28 Apr 1842 [Nauvoo] Wasp, vol. I, no. __ 7 May 1842
"Notice." Times and Seasons, vol. 3, no. 16, p. 830 15 Jun 1842 page 830 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Times_and_Seasons_vol3_no16_(1842-06-15)_p830_Notice.pdf
"Affidavit of the City Council." [Nauvoo] Wasp, vol. I, no. 23 27 Jul 1842 http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/LDS/wasp1.htm#092442
Ursenbach, Maureen, ed. "Eliza R. Snow's Nauvoo Journal." BYU Studies, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 391-416 3 Aug 1842 page 395 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol15_no4_Eliza_R_Snow's_Nauvoo_Journal.pdf
"Affidavit of the City Council." Times and Seasons, vol. 3, no. 19, pp. 869-70 1 Aug 1842 pages 869-70 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Times_and_Seasons_vol3_no19_(1842-08-01)_p869-70_Affidavit_of_the_City_Council.pdf
"Died." Times and Seasons, vol. 3, no. 20, p. 894 15 Aug 1842 page 894 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Times_and_Seasons_vol3_no20_(1842-08-15)_p894_Died.pdf
History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, vol. 2, chapter 27, p. 559 31 Aug 1842 page 559 http://www.centerplace.org/history/ch/v2ch27.htm
Bennett, John C. The History of the Saints; or, an Expose of Joe Smith and Mormonism, pp. 227-28, 235, 247-48 1842 pages 227-28 http://www.xmission.com/~country/reason/spratt.htm
page 235 http://www.xmission.com/~country/reason/ewhite.htm
pages 247-48 http://www.xmission.com/~country/reason/nrigdon.htm
"Extract of a Letter from Robert D. Foster." [Nauvoo] Wasp, vol. I, no. 23 24 Sep 1842 http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/LDS/wasp1.htm#092442
Newspaper Articles (Titles)
Life of Joseph Smith 7 Aug 1852 Deseret News http://www.belnapfamily.org/Deseret_News_1852-08-07_Life_of_Joseph_Smith.pdf
History of Joseph Smith 5 Feb 1853 Deseret News http://www.belnapfamily.org/Deseret_News_1853-02-05_History_of_Joseph_Smith.pdf
History of Joseph Smith 19 Feb 1853 Deseret News http://www.belnapfamily.org/Deseret_News_1853-02-19_History_of_Joseph_Smith.pdf
History of Joseph Smith 30 Apr 1853 Deseret News http://www.belnapfamily.org/Deseret_News_1853-04-30_History_of_Joseph_Smith.pdf
History of Joseph Smith 5 Oct 1854 Deseret News http://www.belnapfamily.org/Deseret_News_1854-10-05_History_of_Joseph_Smith.pdf
History of Joseph Smith 4 Apr 1855 Deseret News http://www.belnapfamily.org/Deseret_News_1855-04-04_History_of_Joseph_Smith.pdf
Fiftieth Semi-Annual Conference 16 Oct 1880 Ogden Standard http://www.belnapfamily.org/Ogden_Standard_Examiner_1880-10-16_Fiftieth_Semi-Annual_Conference.pdf
Discourse 9 Mar 1881 Deseret News http://www.belnapfamily.org/Deseret_News_1881-03-09_Discourse.pdf
Unsorted History Materials
History of the Church, vol. 2, chapter __ 27 Sep 1837 [TO COME]
Secondary Historical/Reference Materials
References to Vinson Knight as Presiding Bishop
Taylor, John. "The Order and Duties of the Priesthood, etc." Journal of Discourses, vol. 21, pp. 358-72 8 Aug 1880 page 362 http://journalofdiscourses.org/Vol_21/JD21-358.html
Taylor, John. Items on Priesthood, Presented to the Latter-day Saints, pp. 19-20 1899 http://books.google.com/books?id=aE0cEBJEe_wC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0
Pratt, Orson. "The Divine Authority of the Holy Priesthood, etc." Journal of Discourses, vol. 22, pp. 27-38 10 Oct 1880 page 34 http://journalofdiscourses.org/Vol_22/JD22-027.html
http://www.belnapfamily.org/JD_vol22.pdf
Quinn, D. Michael. "I Have a Question: After Edward Partridge was called to be a bishop there were others who were called to be bishops. Did the Lord call Bishop Partridge to be a presiding bishop?" Ensign, p. 32 Dec 1973 http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=df82d2b9ae76b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav=1
Quinn, D. Michael. "The Evolution of the Presiding Quorums of the LDS Church." Journal of Mormon History, vol. 1, pp. 21-38 1974 [TO COME]
Tvedtnes, John A. "The Office of Bishop." Meridian Magazine http://www.meridianmagazine.com/ancients/050112bishop.html
Quinn, D. Michael. Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power 1994
Campbell, Eugene E. Establishing Zion: The Mormon Church in the American West, 1847-1869. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, [chapter 9] 1988 http://www.signaturebookslibrary.org/EstZion/zionch9.htm
Beecher, Dale. "The Office of Bishop." Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 103-115 Winter 1982
References to Vinson Knight in Kirtland, Ohio
"The Way It Looks Today: A Camera Tour of Church History Sites in the Kirtland Neighborhood." Ensign, p. 31 Jan 1979 http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=2c35d0640b96b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav=1
Flake, Chad J. "The Newell K. Whitney Collection." BYU Studies, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 322-28 Summer 1971 page 324 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol11_no4_Newell_K_Whitney_Collection.pdf
Kimball, Stanley B. "Sources on the History of the Mormons in Ohio: 1830-1838 (Located East of the Mississippi)." BYU Studies, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 524-40 Summer 1971 pages 531-32, 534 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol11_no4_History_Sources_of_Mormons_in_Ohio.pdf
Crawley, Peter. "A Bibliography of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New York, Ohio, and Missouri." BYU Studies, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 465-538 Summer 1972 pages 515-16 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol12_no4_Bibliography_of_Church_in_NY_OH_MO.pdf
References to Vinson Knight in Missouri
Mormon Affidavits & Petitions relating to the Missouri Persecutions, Marie Eccles-Caine Archive of Intermountain Americana, Utah State University, Special Collections and Archives, MSS COLL 19 http://library.usu.edu/Specol/manuscript/caine19.html
Gentry, Leland. A History of the Latter-Day Saints in Northern Missouri, pp. 385-387 [TO COME]
Gee, John. "Eyewitness, Hearsay, and Physical Evidence of the Joseph Smith Papyri." The Disciple as Witness: Essays on Latter-day Saint History and Doctrine in Honor of Richard Lloyd Anderson, pp. 175217 http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/bookschapter.php?bookid=&chapid=268
References to Vinson Knight in Nauvoo, Illinois
Bancroft, Hubert Howe. History of Utah, 1540-1886 (from The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, vol. XXVI). San Francisco, The History Company, p. 199, footnote 13 1889 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Bancroft_History_of_Utah.pdf
Whitney, Orson Ferguson. History of Utah, vol. [1?], pp. 148, 176, 182-83 1892 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Whitney_History_of_Utah.pdf
Hogan, Mervin B. "The Confrontation of Grand Master Abraham Jonas and John Cook Bennett at Nauvoo" 1976 http://www.mastermason.com/masonicmoroni/Philalethes/confrontation_of_grand_master_ab.htm
"News of the Church: 17 Historical Sites Dedicated in Nauvoo." Ensign, pp. 74-76 Oct 1982 http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=2318c5e8b4b6b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav=1
"News of the Church: Church Plans Sesquicentennial of Nauvoo." Ensign, pp. 107-09 May 1989 http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=5de127cd3f37b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&hideNav=1
________. "The Earliest Eternal Sealing for Civilly Married Couples Living and Dead." Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 41-46 Fall 2002
Anderson, Devery S. "The Anointed Quorum in Nauvoo, 1842-45." Journal of Mormon History, vol. 29, issue 2, pp. 137-57 Fall 2003
Bergera, Gary James. "Identifying the Earliest Mormon Polygamists, 1841-1844." Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 1-74 Fall 2005 http://www.belnapfamily.org/5lc4gm7u92hle6be.pdf
Rowley, Dennis. "Nauvoo: A River Town." BYU Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 255-72 Winter 1978 pages 259-60 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol18_no2_Nauvoo_A_River_Town.pdf
Cook, Lyndon W. "Isaac Galland--Mormon Benefactor." BYU Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 261-84 Spring 1979 pages 270-74 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol19_no3_Isaac_Galland_Mormon_Benefactor.pdf
Knight, Gregory R. "Journal of Thomas Bullock (1816-1885) 31 August 1845-5 July 1846." BYU Studies, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 15-76 Winter 1991 page 24 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol31_no1_Thomas_Bullock_Journal.pdf
Hartley, William G. "Nauvoo Stake, Priesthood Quorums, and the Church's First Wards." BYU Studies, vol. 32, nos. 1-2, pp. 57-80 pages 60-61, 63-64 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol32_nos1-2_Nauvoo_Stake_PH_Quorums_Wards.pdf
Barney, Ronald O. "Letters of a Missionary Apostle to His Wife: Brigham Young to Mary Ann Angell Young, 1839-1841." BYU Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 156-201 pages 163, 191 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol38_no2_BY_Missionary_Letters.pdf
Nauvoo Official Mormon Record Book 1837-1842 http://www.mormonism.com/Court.htm
Nauvoo Documents Collection, Rick Grunder Books http://www.rickgrunder.com/OldNauvoo/oldnauvoo.htm
Hickman, Warren W. "History Notes on the Life of William Adams Hickman." Heart Throbs of the West, vol. 6, pp. __-__ http://www.covingtonshappyvalley.com/hickman-bill.html
Flanders, Robert Bruce. Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi. University of Illinois, pp. 36, 38, 44, 101, 146, [149,] 166, 169, 181 [TO COME]
Gibbons, Francis M. and Daniel Bay Gibbons. "Andrew Smith Gibbons: I Have Planted Thirteen Orchards." A Gathering of Eagles: Conversions from the Four Quarters of the Earth. Writers Club Press, p. 204 2002 [TO COME]
References to Vinson Knight in Iowa
Kimball, Stanley B. "Nauvoo West: The Mormons of the Iowa Shore." BYU Studies, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 132-42 Winter 1978 page 138 http://www.belnapfamily.org/BYU_Studies_vol18_no2_Nauvoo_West.pdf
Woods, Fred E. & Atterberg, Douglas. "The 1853 Mormon Migration Through Keokuk." The Annals of Iowa Winter 2002 (see page 6) http://www.belnapfamily.org/1853_Migration_through_Keokuk.pdf
Other/Unsorted References to Vinson Knight
Gibbons, Francis M. "Sixteen Years as a Witness." Ensign, p. 75 May 1986 http://www.belnapfamily.org/Sixteen_Years_as_a_Witness.doc
Hill, Marvin S. Quest for Refuge: The Mormon Flight from American Pluralism 1989 (see chapter 5) http://www.signaturebookslibrary.org/quest/acknowledgements.htm
Autobiography of Anson Call http://www.sedgwickresearch.com/call/ansoncall.htm
Census Records
1830 U.S. Federal Census, Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, NY 1830 http://www.belnapfamily.org/1830_US_Federal_Census_NY_Cattaraugus_Perrysburg_Knight_Vinson.jpg
1840 U.S. Federal Census, Hancock County, IL 1840 http://www.belnapfamily.org/1840_US_Federal_Census_IL_Hancock_Knight_Vinson.jpg
Photographs and Images
Vinson Knight (1804-1842)
Spouse
Martha McBride (1805-1901)
Children
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)
Parents
Rodolphus Knight (1768-1809)
Rizpah Lee (1774-1853)
Last update: 23 Apr 2008
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