Vinson Knight account book

Vinson Knight account book

Dates: 1836-1840

The folder contains photocopies of a handwritten account book written between 1836-1840. The items list transactions involving Mormons in Kirtland, Ohio and in Nauvoo, Illinois including leaders such as Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and Sidney Rigdon (1793-1876). The materials were photocopied from a microfilm collection.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Knight, Vinson, 1804-1842
  • Call Number: MSS 70
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Alternative Format
See microfilm.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Vinson Knight account book, 1836-1840, must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 70; Vinson Knight account book; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 70, LTPSC.
Separated Material
See microfilm.
Subject Terms
Rigdon, Sidney, 1793-1876; Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844; Church Government; Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); Religion; Kirtland (Ohio)--History; Mormons--Illinois--Nauvoo--History; Mormons--Ohio--Kirtland--History; Nauvoo (Ill.)--History
Genre / Form
Account books
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Knight (Vinson) account book
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-05-11T04:17-0600
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Vinson Knight was born 14 March 1804, in Chester, Washington County, New York to Rudolphus Knight and Rizpah Lee. He was a druggist and served as Presiding Bishop and church land agent for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Knight married Martha McBride in 1826. They owned a farm at Perrysburg, New York, when converted in 1834. He was a charter member of and owned stock in the Kirtland Safety Society January 1837. Knight participated in the dedication of the Kirtland Temple and traveled to Far West, Missouri, with Joseph Smith September-December 1837. Knight moved to Missouri in the summer of 1838, and located in Daviess County. He was appointed acting bishop pro tem of Adam-Ondi-Ahman Stake 28 June 1838. In 1839, he was expelled from Missouri and located temporarily in Quincy, Illinois. As the church land agent, he assisted in purchasing thousands of acres of land in Lee County, Iowa, May-June 1839. By the revelation of 19 January 1841, he was made Presiding Bishop of Church. He also served on the Nauvoo City Council. He died in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, 31 July 1842.

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