Sarah Kingsley Cleveland

Oct 22, 1788
Apr 20, 1856
Navoo, Illinios

Sarah Kingsley was born to Ebenezer Kingsley and Sarah Chaplin on October 22, 1788, in Massachusetts. After being widowed, Sarah married John Cleveland in 1826, who was not a member of the church. Sarah and John moved to Illinois and helped many saints after they were driven out of Missouri. The Cleveland's also housed Joseph and his family after being released from jail. In 1842, Sarah and John moved to Nauvoo across the street from the Smith family. Sarah was called by Emma Smith to serve as her counselor in the Relief Society presidency. Around this time, Sarah was married to Joseph at the age of fifty-four and she served as a witness to many of his plural marriages. After Joseph's death, Sarah wanted to move with early pioneers to Salt Lake City and leave her husband in Nauvoo but ultimately stayed in Nauvoo until her death in 1856.

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