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Knight, Newel


13 Sept. 1800–11 Jan. 1847. Miller, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Knight Sr. and Polly Peck. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, ca. 1809. Moved to Windsor (later in Colesville), Broome Co., New York, 1811. Married first Sarah (Sally) Coburn, 7 June 1825. Became acquainted with JS when Knight’s father hired JS, 1826. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by David Whitmer, last week of May 1830, in Seneca Co., New York. Ordained a priest, 26 Sept. 1830. President of Colesville branch of church; led Colesville branch from Broome Co. to Thompson, Geauga Co., Ohio, Apr.–May 1831. Ordained an elder, before June 1831. Moved again with Colesville branch to Kaw Township, Jackson Co., Missouri, July 1831. Ordained a high priest, by July 1832. Expelled from Jackson Co. and moved to Clay Co., Missouri, Nov. 1833. Appointed member of Zion high council in Clay Co., July 1834. Wife died, Sept. 1834. Lived at Kirtland, Geauga Co., spring 1835–spring 1836. Married second to Lydia Goldthwaite Bailey by JS, 24 Nov. 1835, at Kirtland. Lived at Clay Co., 1836. Served on Zion high council at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1837–1838. Expelled from Missouri and moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1839. Member of Commerce/Nauvoo high council, 1839–1845. Left Nauvoo, 1846. Died at Fort Ponca (later near Niobrara in present-day northern Nebraska).