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David P. Kimball was born 23 August 1839 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States to Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Vilate Murray (1806-1867) and died 21 November 1883 St. David, Cochise County, Arizona, United States of unspecified causes. He married Caroline Marie Williams (1843-1916) 13 April 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. He married Juliet Merrill (1852-1872) 12 October 1869 . Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.


David Patten Kimball (1839-1883) LDS Arizona Pioneer - 1856 Martin Handcart Rescuer

Timeline

Biography

David Patten Kimball married Caroline Marion Williams at the age of 17 and 13 on Monday, 13 April 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

David Patten Kimball was sealed to Caroline Marion Williams on 7 February 1867 in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

David Patten Kimball married Juliet Merrill at the age of 30 and 18 on Tuesday, 12 October 1869 in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. No Children listed.

David Patten Kimball and Caroline Marion Williams lived in Utahville, Maricopa, Arizona on 1 June 1880.

David Patten Kimball died on Tuesday, 21 November 1883 at the age of 42 years, 2 months and 30 days.

1856 Handcart Company Rescue

In the winter of 1856, Kimball helped a company of handcart pioneers stranded near the Sweetwater River, in response to a request from Brigham Young. Several accounts of the event imply that Young promised Kimball and others a guaranteed place in heaven for their efforts, although no direct evidence attributing this statement to Young exist.

Bear Lake LDS Stake President

David P Kimball was appointed to serve as president of the newly formed Bear Lake Stake on June 20, 1869 (per journal of W Woodruff). Additionally he was vice-president of the local branch of the School of the Prophets, serving under the resident General Authority, Charles C Rich. He continued these callings before moving to Arizona in 1877.


Arizona LDS Pioneer

David Kimball moved to Arizona in 1877 and became a teamster, and when he died he was first counselor in the St. Johns Arizona LDS Stake Presidency.

In November 1881, Kimball was making a freight run between Maricopa railroad station and Prescott when he was caught in a snowstorm near Prescott and contracted pneumonia. On the return trip, he became separated from his traveling companion and wagon and got lost in the Salt River valley south of Wickenburg. He spent four days in the desert with no food or water. During this time, he reported seeing a vision in which his deceased father warned him to get his life in order, and that he had only two years to live. Kimball had doubted Mormonism for over a decade. His traveling companion assembled a search party, and they found Kimball near present-day Surprise. (I find this story conflicting - how could he accepting a calling to be in the LDS stake presidency, practicing polygamy and doubting Mormonism?)

Kimball died at the age of 44 on November 21, 1883, in St. David, Arizona.

Handcard Monument Tribute

A story in the LDS Improvement Era identifies David P Kimball as one of the rescuers but incorrectly reports his early demise.

He (Pres Hinckley) then continued the story from the Improvement Era: " `Three 18-year-old boys belonging to the relief party came to the rescue, and to the astonishment of all who saw, carried nearly every member of that ill-fated handcart company across the snowbound stream. The strain was so terrible and the exposure so great, that in later years all the boys died from the effects of it. When President Brigham Young heard of this heroic act, he wept like a child, and later declared publicly, `that act alone will ensure C. Allen Huntington, George W. Grant and David P. Kimball an everlasting salvation in the Celestial Kingdom of God, worlds without end.' "

President Hinckley then spoke of having dedicated a monument at the place where members of the Willie Company, moving ahead of the Martin Company, were rescued from certain death by those sent from the Salt Lake Valley by Brigham Young.

"We then dedicated a monument at the summit of Rocky Ridge, where the trail winds steeply to the summit marking the Continental Divide," he continued. "It is a difficult climb even today in good weather. At that time, with snow and bitter cold, it was a trail of tears and death."

Family & Marriage

  1. David Patten Kimball (1860-1918) -
  2. Thomas Stephen Kimball (1862-1939) - m. Francis Williams
  3. Quince Knowlton Kimball (1867-1949) - m. Mary Merrill
  4. Effie Isabelle Kimball (1869-1945) - m. Orrin Merrill
  5. Viroque Kimball (1870-1877) - died young - age 7 - named for a relative living with the family on the 1870 US Census.
  6. Lola Gay Kimball (1870-1944) - m. Daniel Eldredge
  7. Heber Chase Kimball (1872-1959) - m. Sarah Trejo
  8. Charles Colton Kimball (1874-1944) - m. Clara Hinck
  9. Crozier Kimball (1879-1966) - m. Mary Roberts
  10. Vilate Kimball (1881-1962) - m. Edwin Blaney
  11. Thatcher Kimball (1883-1956) - m. Marnie Melton


Children


Offspring of David P. Kimball and Caroline Marie Williams (1843-1916)
Name Birth Death Joined with
David Patten Kimball (1860-1918)
Thomas Stephen Kimball (1862-1939)
Quince Knowlton Kimball (1867-1949)
Effie Isabelle Kimball (1869-1945)
Viroque Kimball (1870-1877)
Lola Gay Kimball (1870-1944)
Heber Chase Kimball (1872-1959)
Charles Colton Kimball (1874-1944)
Crozier Kimball (1879-1966) 19 December 1879 Jonesville, Maricopa County, Arizona 22 April 1966 Draper, Salt Lake County, Utah Mary Lenora Roberts (1881-1937)
Clara Morgan (1893-1978)
Vilate Kimball (1881-1962)
Thatcher Kimball (1883-1956)



Siblings


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Vilate Murray (1806-1867)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Judith Marvin Kimball (1823-1823)
William Henry Kimball (1825-1907) 10 April 1825 Mendon, Monroe County, New York, United States 29 December 1907 Coalville, Summit County, Utah, United States Melissa Burton (1828-1903)
Mary Mariah Davenport
Helen Mar Kimball (1828-1896) 20 August 1828 Mendon, Monroe County, New York, United States 13 November 1896 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Joseph Smith (1805-1844)
Horace Kimball Whitney (1823-1884)
Roswell Heber Kimball (1831-1831)
Heber Parley Kimball (1835-1885) 1 June 1835 Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, United States 8 February 1885 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Phebe Teresa Judd (1837-1909)
David Patten Kimball (1839-1883) 23 August 1839 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 21 November 1883 St. David, Cochise County, Arizona, United States Caroline Marie Williams (1843-1916)
Juliet Merrill (1852-1872)
Charles Spaulding Kimball (1843-1925) 2 January 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 2 December 1925 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Sarah Alvina Free (1840-1897)
Anna Sinclair (1863-1949)
Brigham Willard Kimball (1845-1867) 29 June 1745 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 23 July 1867 Lodgepole Creek Valley, Kimball County, Nebraska, United States
Solomon Farnham Kimball (1847-1920) 2 February 1847 Florence, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States 7 February 1920 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Mary Ursula Pomeroy (1860-1892)
Caroline Rasmene Fillerup (1867-1920)
Murray Gould Kimball (1850-1852)


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Sarah Peak (1811-1873)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Adelbert Kimball (1842-1843)
Henry Kimball (1844-bef1868)
Sarah Helen Kimball (1845-1860)
Heber Kimball (1849-1850)


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Ann Alice Gheen (1827-1879)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Heber Kimball (1851-1943) 9 December 1851 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 18 April 1943 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Oradine Merrill Pratt (1853-1872)
Martha Isadora Schofield (1852-1901)
Rosabell Thomas (1871-1946)
Daniel Heber Kimball (1856-1936) 8 December 1856 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 26 April 1936 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Johanna Okelberry (1852-1899)
Mary Alice Britt (1879-1955)
Andrew Kimball (1858-1924) 6 September 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 31 August 1924 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Olive Woolley (1860-1906)
Josephene Cluff (1860-1922)
Mary Elizabeth Connelly (1876-1937)
Alice Ann Kimball (1858-1946) 6 September 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 19 December 1946 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States David Patten Rich (1853-1930)
Joseph Fielding Smith (1838-1918)
Sarah Gheen Kimball (1861-1913) 31 May 1861 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 8 February 1913 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States Louis Seckels (1855-1942)


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Mary Ellen Harris Abel (1818-1902)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Peter Kimball (1855-1860)


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Ellen Sanders (1823-1871)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Chase Kimball (1848-1848)
Joseph Smith Kimball (1850-1864)
Augusta Kimball (1850-1861)
Rosalia Kimball (1853-1950)
Jedediah Heber Chase Grant Kimball (1855-1927)


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Clarrisa Crisey Cutler (1824-1852)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Abraham Alonzo Kimball (1846-1889) 16 April 1846 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 24 September 1889 Kanosh, Millard County, Utah, United States Mary Eliza Hatton (1849-1911)
Lucy Adell Brown (1856-1904)


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Lucy Walker (1826-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rachel Sylvia Kimball (1846-1847)
John Heber Kimball (1850-1918) 12 December 1850 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 29 November 1918 Huber, Washington County, Oregon, United States Frances Adalaide Hopkins (1850-1931)
Willard Heber Kimball (1853-1854)
Lydia Holmes Kimball (1856-1928) 15 January 1855 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 15 April 1928 Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States Frances Xavier Loughery (1844-1912)
Ann Spaulding Kimball (1857-1932) 18 March 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 26 November 1932 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States Richard Gatlin Knox (1850-1914)
Eliza Kimball (1860-1906) 14 May 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 18 May 1906 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Frank Albert Woolley (1856-1890)
Washington Kimball (1862-)
Joshua Heber Kimball (1862-)
Franklin Heber Kimball (1864-)


Offspring of Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) and Sarah Ann Whitney (1825-1873)
Name Birth Death Joined with
David Kimball (1846-1847)
David Orson Kimball (1848-1849)
David Chase Kimball (1850-1910)
Newel Whitney Kimball (1852-1931)
Horace Heber Kimball (1855-1922)
Sarah Maria Kimball (1858-1901)
Joshua Heber Kimball (1861-1925)


Vital Records

1870 US CENSUS

Taken at Paris, Rich Co, Utah - June 1870. Brother Solomon F Kimball is living next door with the Mary Williams family. Top of Page 1.

  • Kimball, David P (M-30) / Farmer
  • Kimball, Caroline W (F-27)
  • Kimball, David P Jr (M-10)
  • Kimball, Thomas (M-8)
  • Kimball, Quincy (M-3)
  • Kimball, E Isabella (F-1)
  • Kimball, Viroque (F-18)

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