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Stand By My Servant Joseph; The Story of the Joseph Knight Family and the Restoration

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In Nauvoo, the Prophet Joseph Smith reflected on the course of the Restoration and paid tribute to Joseph Knight's family, who had stood by him loyally. "They are my friends," he wrote. Regarded by many as the "second family of the Restoration," the Knight family participated in many of the events of the early Church. Joseph Smith used Brother Knight's wagon to retrieve th ...more
Hardcover, 604 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Joseph Fielding Smith Institut
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Willis Whitlock
Great read. As a descendant of Joseph Knight the book offered me a chance to put real life stories with the names I know from my pedigree chart.
This was a fun way for me to read LDS church history, since it was about some of my ancestors. Even if you're not from the Knight family, it still makes the story of the church's early years pretty accessible (for a rather long book with a lot of side excursions into family histories). I liked that the author gives the controversial topics in the book a fair reading. He doesn't just take journal entries or other LDS accounts at face value, but discusses them in a historical and theological conte ...more
Careen Valentine
Funny story. I was taking a "Writing Family Histories" class from Dr. Hartley, when I was introduced to this book. It is the "family history" of my Knight, Slade, and Hartwell ancestors. Completely by coincidence, I selected the part of this ancestral line that picks up where Dr. Hartley's book leaves off, for the history I wrote in his class.

Bill Hartley's professionally written history is a beautiful memorial to the legacy of the Colesville Saints.
Stand By My Servant Joseph is a basic history of the early Mormon church, but this volume is unique in that it's told from the perspective of my ancestors, The Joseph Knight Family. The Knight Family were among the first to believe Joseph Smith, and they were with him until the end. What they had to endure for their testimonies is an inspiration to me. I'm grateful for their example of pure faith, and hope that I can be worthy of the sacrifices they made. Thanks for giving me this book Mom, I lo ...more
Being a descendant of Newel Knight I found the book very interesting. This family was amazing. I also learned more about church history.
Mark Peterson
Pretty much the same as his previous book on the Knight family, just updated and improved (and this is discussed in the Preface.) The footnoting is more modern and this book feels more scholarly than the original book.
Dixie Lee
I loved this book. It brought me closer to my ancestors and taught me so much of their example and sacrifice for me. I love them so much and can't wait to tell them thank you.
A great read. A wonderful account of a very supportive family in the early days of The Restoration.
Interesting. Explained some aspects of Church history form a little different perspective
Kevin Black
Writing meh. Info cool.
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