Connecting Generations - Family History
The Rise of the Latter-Day Saints;The Journals and Histories of Newel Knight.
Edited by Michael Hubbard MacKay and William G. Hartley. Copyright 2019. Published by the Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University and Deseret Book. Newel Knight was one of the few members of the church to write about some of the earliest events. In Latter-day Saint History
Stand By My Servant Joseph;The story of the Joseph Knight Family and the Restoration.
By William G. Hartley. Copyright 2003. Published by the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for LDS History and Deseret Book. A comprehensive and carefully written, and documented history, of Joseph Knight, Sr. and his family and their participation in the early events in the founding of the LDS Church, 600 pages.
They Are My Friends;A History of the Joseph Knight Family 1825-1850.
By William G. Hartley. Copyright 1986, Grandin Book Company, Provo, Utah, 225 pages. This book was the forerunner to "Stand By My Servant." Appendix A includes Joseph Knight, Sr.'s firsthand 11 page account, Joseph Knight's Recollection of Early Church History. Appendix B includes Joseph Knight, Jr.'s five-page, Incidents of History. Often available online.
Pioneer Magazine, Special Knight Edition
Sons of Utah Pioneers publication 36 pages and 11 articles. To purchase a copy of this issue contact the Sons of the Utah Pioneers Headquarters, email, 801-484-4441
The Jesse Knight Family;Jesse Knight, His Forebears and Family. J. William Knight
By J. William Knight. Copyright 1940, published by the Deseret News Press. Written by Jesse Knight's son, the book recounts Jesse's childhood, marriage, discovery of the Humbug Mine and his many business ventures, as well as a chapter about each of his children. Copies of this book can sometimes be found in rare and used bookstores, or online.
Lydia Knight's History;The First Book of the Noble Women's Lives Series. Susa Young Gates
By "Homespun," a pen name for Susa Young Gates. Published 1883 by the Juvenile Instructor's Office in Salt Lake City. Gates wrote this biography after interviewing Lydia in the last years of her life, and it covers her childhood through her later years. This book can also be found as in paperback reprints, sometimes in rare book stories or online.
Scraps of Biography;Includes Newel Knight Journal.
Copyright 1883. Written and published by the Juvenile Instructor's Office, "Designed for the Instruction and Encouragement of Young Latter-day Saint," it reports on the first page. Over 50 pages, written from selected parts of Newel Knight's journal. Found in rare book shops specialized in Utah material, possibly online. An inexpensive Kindle version is on

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