Laura Pitkin was born 10 September 1790 in Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, United States to Paul Pitkin (1759-1822) and Abigail Lathrop (1762-1824) and died 16 November 1866 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Heber Chase Kimball (1801-1868) 3 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States.

Early Utah Mormon Pioneer

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One of two spinsters (the other being her sister, Abigail Pitkin (1797-1847)) that married Heber C Kimball, the Mormon missionary and apostle. One of four grandchildren of the Pitkin-Lathrop Family to marry him.

(10 September 1790 Connecticut-16 November 1866 Salt Lake City). Married on 3 February 1846. Frequently served as mid-wife for the Kimball family. No children herself.

Traveled across the Great Plains to Utah in 1848 in the big Heber C Kimball Wagon Train. Departure: 7 June 1848 / Arrival: 24 September 1848. 662 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Winter Quarters, Nebraska.



  • Spencer Kimball Family Ancestry
  • Heber C. Kimball: Mormon Patriarch and Pioneer - By Stanley B. Kimball - pg 312 - Free on Google Books
  • Laura Pitkin Kimball Journal - LDS Church Archives

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