170 years ago today - Jun 26, 1853

Jonathan Golden Kimball, LDS Church general authority, is best known as one of the most colorful and humorous folk heroes in Mormon history. Born 26 June 1853 in Salt Lake City to Christeen Golden and Heber C. Kimball, J. Golden was part of the first generation of Mormons to be born in Utah after the move west in 1847, and as one of sixty-five children fathered by Heber C. Kimball, he knew the workings of pioneer Utah and Mormon polygamy firsthand.

[Utah History Encyclopedia: J. Golden Kimball, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

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