Frances Kimberley
1800-1847

Born: 22 June 1800 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England1
Christened: 9 October 1800 at church of St. Martin in the Bull Ring in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England2
Died: 30 August 1847 at Winter Quarters in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska3
Buried: Winter Quarters Cemetery in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska4
FamilySearch ID: KWJV-HK6
FindaGrave Memorial ID:  35004541

Frances was the daughter of Thomas Kimberley and Sarah Hitchins.

Frances married Theodore Turley on 26 November 1821 at St. Peter’s Church in Harborne (in southwest Birmingham), Staffordshire, England.5 Theodore and Frances were sealed on 19 January 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple.6 They had the following children:

  1. Theodore Turley, Jr. (1822-1837)
  2. Frances Amelia Turley (1825-1846) m. Cyrus Daniels.
  3. Mary Ann Turley (1827-1904) m1. Brigham Young (divorced), m2. John James Cook.
  4. Priscilla Rebecca Turley (1829-1904) m. Amasa Mason Lyman.
  5. Frederick Turley (1832-1875) m. Amelia Louisa Counsell.
  6. Obia Turley (1834-1834)
  7. Sarah Elizabeth Turley (1835-1914) m. Stephen Franklin.
  8. Isaac Turley (1837-1908) m1. Sarah Greenwood, m2. Clara Ann Tolton.
  9. Charlotte Turley (1840-1899) m. Jacob Bushman.
  10. Johnathan Turley (1842-1846)
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Life Sketch

Frances Kimberley was born 22 June 1800 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.7 She was the fifth child of Thomas Kimberley and Sarah Hitchins who were married in 1790.8 Frances was three months old when she was christened at St. Martin in the Bull Ring church in Birmingham.9

Christening record of Frances Kimberley (1800).

Frances grew up in in the busy industrial city of Birmingham. Family lore suggests that she was a strong woman with a number of suitors. It was apparently Theodore Turley’s calloused hands that caught Frances’ attention and gave him an edge against the other prospective grooms.

As the story goes, this Frances was a very brave girl, and had decided that she would never marry a coward. At one time one of her suitors was on guard duty. In order to test him, she got a gun, concealed herself in one of the nearby trees, and fired seven shots. Frances did not marry that man. Later, when she was ready to get married, all of her suitors were called in and lined up behind a curtain, with their hands out. It is said that she chose Theodore’s hands because they were not soft, and because they showed character.

Theodore turley biography by ella mae judd, citing 1951 interview with Ernest turley

Twenty-one-year-old Frances Kimberley married twenty-year-old Theodore Turley on 21 November 1821 at St. Peter’s church in Harborne, a southwestern suburb of Birmingham. Frances’ younger sister, Harriet Kimberley, was one of the witnesses to the ceremony.10

Marriage record of Theodore Turley and Frances Kimberley (1821).

Nine months later, Frances and Theodore had their first child, a son. They named him Theodore after his father.11 A little over two years later, another child was born to the couple. This time it was a daughter. They named her Frances Amelia after her mother.12

“Francis Turley” in Winter Quarters sexton record (1847).
“Frances Turley” on the memorial plaque at the Winter Quarters Cemetery.

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Timeline

1800
June 22: Frances was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, to Thomas Kimberley and Sarah Hitchins.13
October 9: Frances was christened at the church of St. Martin in the Bull Ring in Birmingham, England.14

1821
November 26: Twenty-one-year-old Frances Kimberley married Theodore Turley at St. Peter’s Church in Harborne, a southwestern suburb of Birmingham. Frances’ sister, Harriet Kimberley, was a witness to their marriage.15

1822
September 4: A son was born to Frances and Theodore in Birmingham. They named him Theodore Turley, Jr.16
November 26: Theodore Turley, Jr., was christened at St. Philip’s Cathedral in Birmingham. Theodore, Sr., was noted as a “Stamper and Piercer” living on Lench Street.17

1825
January 1: A daughter, Frances Amelia, was born to Frances and Theodore in Birmingham.18

Frances, Theodore, and their two children moved from Birmingham to London.

1826
August 24: Frances Amelia Turley was christened at St. George the Martyr church in south London. Theodore was noted as a “Toole Maker” living at nearby “Snowsfields.”19

Twenty-six-year-old Frances, her husband, and their two children left London and immigrated to York (now Toronto), Canada.20

1827
April 19: Frances’ husband, Theodore Turley, placed an advertisement in The Colonial Advocate, a newspaper based in York, Ontario, soliciting customers for his blacksmithing services. This is the earliest known historical record of the Turley family in Canada.21
July 13: A daughter, Mary Ann, was born to Frances and Theodore in York, Ontario.22

1829
June 1: A fourth child, daughter Priscilla Rebecca, was born to Frances and Theodore in York.23

Frances and Theodore moved their growing family from York to the rural community of Churchville, Ontario.

1832
May 23: A fifth child, son Frederick, was born to Frances and Theodore in Churchville.24
June: Frances’ father, Thomas Kimberley, died in Birmingham, England. He was buried on 18 June at St. Paul’s chapel.25 In his will, Thomas left thirty pounds to his “Daughter Fanny the Wife of Theodore Turley.”26

1834
June 20: Frances & Theodore purchased a seventy-five acre tract of land in Churchville from Erastus Wiman.27
July 5: A sixth child, Obia Turley, was born to Frances and Theodore. The baby only lived a few weeks.28
July 29: Obia Turley was buried in Churchville, Ontario.29

1835
May 15: Frances & Theodore mortgaged their seventy acres for fifty pounds to a local shopkeeper.30
September 24: A seventh child, daughter Sarah Elizabeth, was born to Frances and Theodore in Churchville.31

1837
March 1: Frances and her husband, Theodore, were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Missionary Isaac Russell most likely performed the baptism.32
April 24: Frances’ husband, Theodore, was ordained to the office of a priest by Parley P. Pratt at a church conference in Churchville.33
August 3: Frances and Theodore sold their seventy-five acre tract of land in Churchville for three-hundred-twenty-five pounds. Fellow Latter-day Saint William Law was one of the two witnesses to the property transfer.34
November 9: Theodore Turley wrote a letter to family friend, Isaac Russell, who was on a mission in England. In that letter, he mentioned the death of his oldest child, teenager Theodore Turley, Jr.35
November 12: An eighth child was born to Frances and Theodore in Churchville. They named him Isaac, after their friend Isaac Russell who introduced them to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.36

1838
Frances and Theodore traveled with a group of fellow Latter-day Saints to settle in Far West, Missouri, led by Elder Almon W. Babbitt. Theodore later recalled that he, Frances, and their six children (Frances A., Mary Ann, Priscilla, Frederick, Sarah, and Isaac) made the journey with two wagons and four horses.37

Thirty-eight-year-old Frances moved with her husband and six children to Far West, Missouri.

1838
July: The Turley family arrived in Far West, Missouri.38
October 27: Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs issued an executive order for Mormons to be “exterminated or driven from the State if necessary.”39

1839

The Turley family evacuated Far West, Missouri, and relocated to Commerce, Illinois (later renamed Nauvoo).

1839
September 21: Theodore departed for his mission to England.40

1840
February 3: Over in England, Theodore Turley visited with Jesse Kimberley, Frances’ brother. “‘Found him and Wife well in health and 7 Children,’ though ‘Badly off for business.'”41
February 7: Theodore Turley again visited with his brother-in-law, Jesse. They discussed the will of Thomas Kimberley, Jesse and Frances’ father.42
April 15: Back in Nauvoo, Frances gave birth to her ninth child. The baby girl was named Charlotte.43
November 24: Theodore Turley arrived back home in Nauvoo.44

1841
March: Frances was among the members of Theodore Turley’s household enumerated on the 1840 U.S. census for Hancock County, Illinois.45
August: Frances attended the funeral of family friend Sarah (Warnock) Scott. She died 9 August 1841. Jacob Scott and his wife, Sarah Warnock, were friends from Churchville, Ontario, who had converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the same time as Frances and Theodore.46

1842
September 13: Frances gave birth to her tenth and last child. She and Theodore named their son Johnathan.47

1844
April 26: Frances’ husband, Theodore, entered into a plural marriage with Sarah Ellen Clift.48

1845
December 20: Frances, her husband, and three of their daughters received their endowments in the Nauvoo Temple.49

1846
January 16: Frances’ daughter, Priscilla Rebecca Turley, was sealed as a plural wife to Amasa M. Lyman in the Nauvoo Temple.50
January 19: Frances was sealed to her husband, Theodore Turley, in the Nauvoo Temple. Sarah Ellen Clift was also sealed the Theodore Turley at the same time.51
January 24: Frances’ daughter, Frances Amelia Turley, was married and sealed to Cyrus Daniels in the Nauvoo Temple.52
February 3: Frances’ husband, Theodore Turley, was sealed to two additional women as plural wives: Eliza Clift and Mary Clift. 53 Frances, Theodore, and his three plural wives all received their second anointings in the Nauvoo Temple.54 Frances’ daughter, Mary Ann Turley, was sealed as a plural wife to Brigham Young. Theodore Turley was a witness to that sealing.55

Forty-five-year-old Frances evacuated Nauvoo with her husband and children and began a westward trek across Iowa.

1846
February 22: The Turley family was at Sugar Creek Camp in Lee County, Iowa. Hosea Stout recorded, “In the evening Col. Turley came to my qua[r]ters to assertain the number of Waggon makers and Black Smiths in camp, as it was the intention to set them to work while we lay here.”56
March 5: Frances’ daughter, sixteen-year-old Priscilla, joined the Amasa M. Lyman company.57
March 10: The Turley family arrived at Richardson’s Point Camp near Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa.58
March 19: The Turley family was still at Richardson’s Point Camp. Hosea Stout recorded, “Today the camp moved again. Amasa Lyman & Theodore Turley staid not being ready for want of teams. & I left Capt. L. H. Calkins and his company to stay with them and come on when they did.”59
April 10: The Turley family was at Locust Creek Camp. Strong winds blew down tents and “turned over Bro. Turle[y]s Buggy.”60
May 12: Three-year-old Johnathan Turley, Frances and Theodore’s youngest child, died at Garden Grove Camp in Iowa.61
May 13: Johnathan Turley was buried near Garden Grove. Eliza R. Snow wrote, “I saw the funeral train following to its wilderness grave a little child of Br. Turley. It was a lonely sight—my feelings truly sympathize with those who are call’d to leave their dear relatives by the way.”62

The Turley family arrived at Winter Quarters, Nebraska.

1846
December 1: Frances’ twenty-one-year-old daughter, Frances A. Daniels, died after giving birth to a baby girl. The baby, named Frances after her mother and grandmother, also passed away. Both mother and daughter were buried in the same grave at the Winter Quarters cemetery.63

1847
May 4: Twenty-nine-year-old Sarah Ellen Clift, Theodore’s plural wife, died of scurvy at Winter Quarters.64
August 30: Forty-seven-year-old Frances Kimberley died of scurvy at Winter Quarters. She was buried in the same grave as her daughter, Frances A. Daniels, and granddaughter, Frances G. Daniels.65

Important Places

Birmingham, England: Frances Kimberley was born and raised in Birmingham, England. She married Theodore Turley at the Harborne parish in the southwestern part of Birmingham in 1821. Frances and Theodore’s first two children were born in Birmingham.
London, England: Frances lived briefly in the Bermondsey district in Southwark (South London) with her husband and two children. Frances Amelia Turley, Frances’ daughter, was christened at the nearby St. George the Martyr church.
York (Toronto), Ontario: The Turley family relocated to Canada. They resided in York for several years where Theodore Turley operated a blacksmith shop. Frances had two daughters born in York.
Churchville, Ontario: The Turley family moved to the rural community of Churchville between 1829 and 1832 and resided there for many years. Frances bore four children in Churchville, one of which died as an infant. Frances had to bury another child at Churchville, her fifteen-year-old son Theodore, Jr. It was at Churchville that Frances and Theodore were introduced to missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were baptized in March 1837. Frances and Theodore left in the summer of 1838 to gather with the Saints in Missouri.
Far West, Missouri: The Turley family unfortunately arrived in Missouri just as violence was breaking out. Mobs and Governor Boggs’ infamous “extermination order” led to the Latter-day Saints evacuating the area a few months later.
Nauvoo, Illinois: Frances’ husband, Theodore Turley, was the first Latter-day Saint to erect a home in Commerce, Illinois, later renamed Nauvoo. The family resided in Nauvoo for six years. Shortly after Theodore completed his home, he was called on a mission to England that took him away for over a year. Frances bore her last two children in Nauvoo and also saw her husband enter the practice of plural marriage. The family evacuated Nauvoo in February 1846.
Garden Grove, Iowa: While on their westward trek across Iowa, Frances’ youngest child, three-year-old Johnathan, died at the Garden Grove Camp. He was buried there.
Winter Quarters, Nebraska: The Turley family arrived in Winter Quarters in late 1846. In December, Frances saw the birth of her first grandchild. Unfortunately, both baby and mother passed away and were buried in the same grave. The following year, forty-seven-year-old Frances passed away from scurvy. She was buried in the same grave as her namesake daughter and granddaughter.

  1. Family Memorial; Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergara, The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2005), p. 109; Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 523-524, sealing of Theodore Turley to Frances Kimberley, 19 January 1846, FHL 183374; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, death of Francis Turley, image 39 of 51, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets/1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def/0/38, accessed March 2021.
  2. Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, Birmingham, St. Martin, 1795-1811, baptism of Frances daughter of Thomas & Sarah Kimberley, 9 Oct. 1800, image at Ancestry.com.
  3. Family Memorial; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, death of Francis Turley, image 39 of 51, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets/1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def/0/38, accessed March 2021.
  4. Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, death of Francis Turley, image 39 of 51, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets/1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def/0/38, accessed March 2021; FindaGrave.com, memorial page for Francis Amelia Kimberley Turley (22 Jun 1800–30 Jun 1847), memorial no. 35004541, citing Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States.
  5. Harborne was transferred from Staffordshire to Warwickshire in 1891. Family Memorial of Frances Kimberley; Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937, Harborne, St. Peter, 1820-1822, p. 69, no. 206, marriage of Theodore Turley and Frances Kimberley, 26 Nov. 1821, image at Ancestry.com.
  6. Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 523-524, sealing of Theodore Turley to Frances Kimberley, 19 January 1846, FHL 183374.
  7. Family Memorial; Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergara, The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2005), p. 109; Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 523-524, sealing of Theodore Turley to Frances Kimberley, 19 January 1846, FHL 183374; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, death of Francis Turley, image 39 of 51, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets/1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def/0/38, accessed March 2021.
  8. Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937, Birmingham, St. Martin, 1778-1796, marriage of Thomas Kimberley and Sarah Hitchins, 4 May 1790, image at Ancestry.com.
  9. Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, Birmingham, St. Martin, 1795-1811, baptism of Frances daughter of Thomas & Sarah Kimberley, 9 Oct. 1800, image at Ancestry.com.
  10. Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937, Harborne, St. Peter, 1820-1822, p. 69, no. 206, marriage of Theodore Turley and Frances Kimberley, 26 Nov. 1821, image at Ancestry.com. See also Ann Lewis’ blog post “Theodore Turley Marries Frances Amelia Kimberley 26 November 1821, Harborne, Staffordshire, England.”
  11. Theodore Turley, Jr. was born 4 September 1822 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Family Memorial.
  12. Frances Amelia Turley was born 1 January 1825 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
  13. Family Memorial; Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergara, The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2005), p. 109; Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 523-524, sealing of Theodore Turley to Frances Kimberley, 19 January 1846, FHL 183374; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, death of Francis Turley, image 39 of 51, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets/1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def/0/38, accessed March 2021.
  14. Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, Birmingham, St. Martin, 1795-1811, baptism of Frances daughter of Thomas & Sarah Kimberley, 9 Oct. 1800, image at Ancestry.com.
  15. Birmingham, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937, Harborne, St. Peter, 1820-1822, p. 69, no. 206, marriage of Theodore Turley and Frances Kimberley, 26 Nov. 1821, image at Ancestry.com.
  16. Theodore Turley, Jr.’s date of birth was also noted on his christening record. Family Memorial; Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1919, Birmingham, St. Philip, 1821-1826, baptism of Theodore son of Theodore & Frances Turley , 26 Nov. 1822, image at Ancestry.com.
  17. Birmingham, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1919, Birmingham, St. Philip, 1821-1826, baptism of Theodore son of Theodore & Frances Turley , 26 Nov. 1822, image at Ancestry.com.
  18. There is some confusion on the year of birth for Frances A. Turley. The Family Memorial and her Nauvoo Temple sealing record both state that Frances was born on 1 January 1824. However, her 1826 christening record, Nauvoo endowment record, and Winter Quarters death record all indicate she was born on 1 January 1825. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920, Southwark, St. George the Martyr, 1823-1838, p. 225, no. 1795, baptism of Frances Amelia daughter of Theodore & Frances Thurley, 24 Aug. 1826, image at Ancestry.com; Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergara, The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2005), p. 109; Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 245-246, entry for Frances Amelia Turley, FHL 183374; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848; Record book; Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=13, accessed April 2020.
  19. The Family Memorial states that Frances was registered at “St. Gorge’s Church Birminsey London.” Bermondsey is a district in Southwark, the same south London borough where St. George the Martyr church is located. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920, Southwark, St. George the Martyr, 1823-1838, p. 225, no. 1795, baptism of Frances Amelia daughter of Theodore & Frances Thurley, 24 Aug. 1826, image at Ancestry.com.
  20. Theodore noted in his life sketch (written c. 1840) that he immigrated to Canada in 1825. Given the August 1826 christening date of his daughter in London, he was likely mistaken.
  21. he Colonial Advocate, Thursday, 26 Apr. 1827, p. 2, col. 1, Google News Archive, https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=DQNrXyjhriIC&dat=18270426&printsec=frontpage&hl=en, accessed April 2020; Ann Laemmlen Lewis Timeline.
  22. Family Memorial, Theodore noted in that memorial that Mary Ann’s birth was registered with the Methodist Episcopal Church in York, Upper Canada (now Toronto), but we have not yet located that record; Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergara, The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2005), p. 109; Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 577-578, entry for Mary Ann Turley, FHL 183374.
  23. Family Memorial; Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergara, The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2005), p. 109; Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 379-380, entry for Priscilla Rebecca Turley, FHL 183374.
  24. Family Memorial. Frederick was likely named after Theodore’s little brother, Frederick, who died in England just two years earlier in July 1830. He was only seventeen years old at the time. For more information, see the Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter installment by Richard E. Turley, Jr., “2: The Pre-Conversion Canadian Years.”
  25. Birmingham, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1964, Birmingham, St. Paul, 1830-1836, p. 142, no. 1134, burial of Thomas Kimberley, 18 Jun. 1832, image at Ancestry.com.
  26. Last Will and Testament of Thomas Kimberley, p. 2, FamilySearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/LLQF-ZQZ, accessed July 2021; see also Ann Lewis’ blog post “Thomas Kimberley (1765-1832) Last Will and Testament, Birmingham, England.”
  27. See Richard E. Turley, “2: The Pre-Conversion Canadian Years,” Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter series, citing Toronto Township Deeds No. 11149.
  28. It is unclear is Obia was a boy or a girl. Family Memorial.
  29. Family Memorial.
  30. Richard E. Turley, “2: The Pre-Conversion Canadian Years,” Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter series.
  31. Family Memorial.
  32. Although Theodore seems to suggest Parley P. Pratt baptized them in his personal life sketch written c. 1840, that is impossible; Pratt was in Kirtland, Ohio, on March 1st. See Richard E. Turley, Jr., “3: Joining the Latter-day Saints,” Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter series.
  33. Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1830-2008; 1830-1839; 1837; Church History Library, accessed 27 April 2020, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=d87cf687-399a-497c-889c-af5de8ea18ca&crate=0&index=51. See also Richard E. Turley, Jr., “4: Church Life in Canada, 1837-1838,” Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter series.
  34. Toronto Township Deeds No. 14467.
  35. View transcript of letter here. Russell, Isaac 1807-1844. Isaac Russell correspondence, accessed 15 April 2020, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=8e24060e-2e53-46bf-8eb1-a3c6f5fd8949&crate=0&index=20. See also Richard E. Turley, Jr., “4: Church Life in Canada, 1837-1838,” Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter series.
  36. Family Memorial; Richard E. Turley, Jr., “4: Church Life in Canada, 1837-1838,” Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter series.
  37. Richard E. Turley, Jr., “5: Gathering with the Saints, 1838,” Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter series, citing Theodore’s missionary diary.
  38. Theodore recorded July 18th as the date of their arrival in his missionary diary. Joseph Smith’s journal recorded the arrival of Elder Almon W. Babbitt’s company on Saturday, July 28th. Richard E. Turley, Jr., “5: Gathering with the Saints, 1838,” Theodore Turley: A Biography newsletter series.
  39. See “Extermination Order” Church History Topic.
  40. Theodore Turley mission journal 1839-1840, p. 1., Mormon Missionary Diaries digital collection, BYU Library, https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/MMD/id/59506/rec/2, accessed July 2021.
  41. Theodore Turley mission journal. See Theodore Turley: A Biography installment 21: Preaching, Sightseeing, and Genealogy, 1-3 February 1840.
  42. Theodore Turley mission journal. See Theodore Turley: A Biography installment 22: Trying to Convince the Family.
  43. Family Memorial.
  44. William Clayton Journal, 24 November 1840.
  45. 1840 U.S. Census, Illinois, Hancock Co., p. 184, household of Thedr Turley, image at FamilySearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHB8-X61, accessed April 2020; Stanley B. Kimball, Sources of Mormon History in Illinois, 1839-48: An Annotated Catalog of the Microfilm Collection at Southern Illinois University, 2nd ed. (Carbondale, Ill.: Central Publications, 1966), 19, http://www.siue.edu/lovejoy-library/tas/Kimball_Sources.pdf, accessed April 2020. Related blog post: “Celebrating the U.S. Census with Theodore Turley’s Census Records.”
  46. In a letter from Jacob Scott, Sen., to his children on 24 Mar. 1842, he stated, “Mr. Law came to the funeral, Mr. & Mrs. Snider, Mr. and Mrs. Lemon, Eliza Hays and Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Turley.” James Wesley Scott, The Jacob and Sarah Warnock Scott Family, 1779-1910 (n.p.: self-published, 2002), p. 15 https://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/JS0857.pdf, accessed July 2021; Ann Laemmlen Lewis Timeline.
  47. Family Memorial for Frances Kimberley.
  48. Family Memorial for Sarah Ellen Clift.
  49. Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergara, The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2005), p. 109.
  50. Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 379-380, entries for Amasa M. Lyman and Priscilla Rebecca Turley, FHL 183374.
  51. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 523-524, entries for Theodore Turley, Frances Kimberley, and Sarah Ellen Clift, FHL 183374.
  52. Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 245-246, entries for Cyrus Daniels and Frances Amelia Turley, FHL 183374.
  53. Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 523-524, entries for Theodore Turley, Eliza Clift, and Mary Clift, FHL 183374.
  54. Devery S. Anderson and Gary James Bergara, The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846: A Documentary History (Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books, 2005), p. 579.
  55. Nauvoo and sealing record “A”, 1846-1857, p. 577-578, entry for Brigham Young and Mary Ann Turley, FHL 183374.
  56. Juanita Brooks, ed., On the Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout 1844-1861 (Salt Lake City, Ut.: University of Utah Press, 1964), 126.
  57. Eliza Maria Partridge Lyman Journal.
  58. Journal History of the Church, 10 March 1846.
  59. Juanita Brooks, ed., On the Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout 1844-1861 (Salt Lake City, Ut.: University of Utah Press, 1964), 139.
  60. William Huntington Diary, 10 April 1846.
  61. Family Memorial.
  62. Eliza R. Snow trail diary, 13 May 1846. See Ann Lewis’ blog post “Jonathan Turley b. 13 September 1842, Nauvoo.”
  63. Family Memorial; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=13, accessed April 2020.
  64. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=28, accessed April 2020.
  65. Family Memorial; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=38, accessed April 2020.