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Sarah Lawrence

Sarah Lawrence[1]

Female 1826 - 1872  (45 years)

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  • Name Sarah Lawrence 
    Born 13 May 1826  Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Alternate Date: 18 Dec 1823
    Gender Female 
    _UID 6A0B34D31C611A4E90B15154F744F05FD1D9 
    Buried 1847 
    Died 1872  San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I154  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2011 

    Father Edward Lawrence 
    Mother Margaret Majors 
    Family ID F5695  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Joseph Smith 
    Married May 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F5593  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ancestors Heber Chase Kimball,   b. 14 Jun 1801, Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1868, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1844  [2
    _UID 59318AC966A15C4DA7A40E1897C34319B4F4 
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F198  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S156] LDS - Women's Exponent, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Early LDS Periodical published from 1872-1914), 138 (Reliability: 2), vol. 14, no. 18 - 15 February 1886.
      It is a sad thing to record the apostasy of any who were once so highly favored as to receive the great spiritual manifestations which were enjoyed by Frances Swan and Sarah Lawrence. Both were sealed to my father over the holy altar in the temple at Nauvoo. The latter named had been the wife of the Prophet Joseph, his first wife, Emma, having given her and her sister to him as his wives for time and all eternity. Sarah made choice of my father to stand as proxy for Joseph in this life. But she allowed a jealous nature to have full sway. She and I became warm friends after she entered my father?s family, and even after she became disaffected and thought to better her condition by marrying another we were still friends and she met nothing but kindness from father and his family, he with mother, and other members of his family went by invitation to spend an afternoon at her house, after she was married to her last husband.

      But the man she married had proven truant to one wife and her little ones, leaving them to struggle for existence in this valley through the hardest times experienced here. And not until they had found friends to succor and help to keep the wolf from their door, did he make his appearance, and then he had very little of the gospel though he, at first, professed to be a ?Mormon.? He had come from the gold mines of California where he had made what was then considered quite a fortune. It was not long before he proved the truth of my father?s predictions as he denied the faith and returned to California, taking Sarah with him. But it seems she failed to find happiness even in monogamy, as he turned out a dissipated character, and it was only a few years before she was divorced from him. She had lost every spark of the gospel, which had once been her guiding star, and was finally left to herself. She became so wicked that when paying her last visit to Salt Lake she denied emphatically ever being connected to Joseph or to my father, and was very insulting to those who dared to dispute her word. She abused her brother Henry?s second wife most shamefully, when meeting her in his store, laying to her the most humiliating and abusive accusations, which proved her to be a most vicious and heartless woman. Her brother, Henry Lawrence, was so annoyed by her unprincipled course, that he was among the most thankful when she left here and returned to California, where she soon died.

    2. [S169] US & International Marriage Records (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Heber Chase Kimball
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: VT
      Birth Year: 1801
      Spouse Name: Sarah Lawrence
      Birth Place: CA
      Spouse Birth Year: 1826
      Year: 1844
      Number Pages: 1