- Birth Date
- 21 June 1808
- Death Date
- 4 November 1866
Joseph Knight Jr.
Joseph initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as a part of Thomas Johnson's Fifty in the Benjamin Hawkins Company in 1850. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
From family histories of Joseph Knight, Jr. on FamilySearch, family tradition says that Joseph Knight was asked to marry Adeline Johnson and Abbie Weldon as plural wives to provide temporal support for these "single" women. We do not find a death date for Adeline's first husband, Isaac Butterfield, so she was probably a young widow. It is likely that Joseph Knight brought Adeline to Utah with him in the 1850 Benjamin Hawkins pioneer company.
- Age at Departure: 41
- Head of Household
- Age at Departure: 48
- Journal History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, Supplement after 31 December 1850, 2.
- "Names of Persons Who Volunteer to Go as Teamsters" in Offerings for the assistance of the P. E. F. immigrants, 1856 October in Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company general files, 1850-1887.
- Record of Deaths in Salt Lake City, 1848-1890
- Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database.