KIMBALL, Heber Chase [1801-1868] -- American church elder (LDS) and potter, Apostle
When Joseph Smith taught him privately that God required him to enter into plural marriage, he was initially reluctant.
Then kept his plural marriage to Sarah Noon secret from [his wife] Vilate until she came to him and announced that she had been shown by the Lord that the principle was true.
Elder Kimball ultimately married a total of forty-three women (in many cases a caretaking rather than an intimate relationship), and by seventeen of them he had sixty-five children.
| Ordained a member of the original Quorum of Twelve Apostles |
| Called by Smith to lead a mission to England |
| Was called to the new First Presidency |
| Counselor to the Presidency |
- Spouse: ¤WHITNEY, Sarah Ann [1825-1873] LDS Church historian