Joseph C. Kingsbury

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Joseph Corrodon Kingsbury (1812–1898) was a Mormon pioneer and local-level leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Kingsbury was a native of Ohio. He joined the Church of Christ in 1832 while living in the household of Newel K. Whitney. In 1836, he married Whitney's daughter Caroline. Caroline died in 1842 and shortly after that Kingsbury left to serve a mission in New England. In 1845, he married Dorcas Moore (who would be the mother of Joseph T. Kingsbury) and Loenza Pond (who would be the mother of Mariah Loenza Kingsbury, a wife of Marriner W. Merrill and mother of Joseph F. Merrill).

Kingsbury came to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. From 1851 to 1854 he was bishop of the 2nd Ward in Salt Lake City. Starting in 1883. he was a patriarch in the LDS Church. In 1870, Kingsbury married his fourth wife, English native, Eliza Mary Patridge.

Kingsbury was a farmer in Weber County for several years. From 1858 on he worked in the tithing store in Salt Lake City.

In 1985, a biography of Kingsbury by Lyndon W. Cook was published by Grandin Books in Provo, Utah.

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