Helen Mar Kimball

Birth
Aug 22, 1828
Mendon, New York
Death
Nov 13, 1896
Salt Lake City, Utah

Helen Mar Kimball was born in 1828 in Mendon, New York. Helen was the daughter of Heber C. Kimball, one of the first members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Helen was baptized at the age of eight in Kirtland, Ohio, and later moved with her family to Missouri and Nauvoo. After a discussion with her father, Helen was presented with the idea of becoming one of Joseph's plural wives at the age of fourteen. At first hesitant and against the idea, Helen later agreed to be sealed to Joseph in 1843. Following Joseph's death in 1844, Helen courted and married Horace Whitney in 1846. Helen and Horace migrated with the Saints across the plains to Utah, she lived past six of her eleven children. Helen passed away in 1896, a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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