Bingham ~ Lewis
Martha Ann Bingham, daughter of Sanford and Martha Ann (Lewis) Bingham, born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, 29 January 1850; died in Riverdale, Weber, Utah, 13 September 1914; buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah; married 16 February 1865, Joseph Fife, son of Adam and Ellen (Helen) (Sharp) Fife, born in Clackmannan, Clackmannan, Scotland; 9 September 1842; died in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, 4 November 1921; buried in Ogden.
Sanford Bingham, first son of Erastus and Lucinda (Gates) Bingham, born in Concord, Essex, Vermont, 3 May 1821, died in Riverdale, Weber, Utah, 21 November 1910; buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah. He married (1) Martha Ann Lewis, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Joanna (Ryon) Lewis and (2) Agnes Ann Fife, daughter of Adam and Ellen (Helen) (Sharp) Fife. Martha Ann, whom he married near Grand Island, Nebraska, 18 July 1847, gave Sanford eleven children; Agnes Ann, whom he married in Salt Lake, 10 October 1863, gave him thirteen.
Baptized in 1833 at the age of twelve, Sanford was, along with his parents and siblings, among the earliest converts to “Mormonism” in Vermont. When Sanford was fifteen, in 1836, the family began the trek west; it spent the summer near Kirtland, Ohio, then, in the fall, continued on to Caldwell County, Missouri. In 1838, after Governor Boggs issued his infamous extermination order, the Binghams removed to Hancock County, Illinois. Then, when the exodus from Nauvoo began in spring 1846, the family followed the main body of the Church into Iowa and Nebraska (near Omaha), where Sanford’s brothers, Erastus and Thomas, and his brother-in-law, Elijah Norman Freeman, joined the Mormon Battalion. The remainder of the family spent the winter on the Missouri River, 150 miles north of Winter Quarters, then resumed the journey west the following spring. The head of the family, Erastus, was captain of ten wagons in Daniel Spencer’s Hundred. This, the second company of pioneers to leave the staging area at Elkhorn, started across the plains in June 1847 [Elkhorn, Nebraska, on the North Platte, about twenty miles west of Omaha].
A cripple from birth (club foot), Sanford, 26, made the trip on horseback, driving the loose cattle. Whether before leaving Elkhorn, or shortly after, he was smitten by an orphan lass of fourteen Martha Ann Lewis, whose uncle, Beason Lewis, was a member of Erastus’s Ten. Apostle Parley P. Pratt joined the couple in holy matrimony, a little above Grand Island, Nebraska, on 18 July. Bride and groom completed the journey to Salt Lake on the groom’s horse. Years later, when young couples planned their honeymoons, Martha Ann spoke of hers, “as a trip of a thousand miles riding behind her husband over mountains, hills, and plains.” From the cattle they herded, Sanford and his bride supplied the company milk and butter. Said Martha Ann: they put surplus milk and cream in a churn and tied it to the back of a wagon in the morning, before the start of the day’s journey; then, when they camped at night, they had butter ready for their supper. The Binghams reached Great Salt Lake on 19 September 1847. Said William C. Lewis: “If my memory serves me right, Sanford Bingham and his bride, my sister, Martha, and Thomas Bingham on horses, and my Uncle Beason Lewis, with his team, led the company into the valley.” [See “Pioneer Courtships: A Love that Never Died,” in Heart Throbs of the West, Vol. 2, and “Dairying in the West,” in Heart Throbs of the West, Vol. 5]
The Bingham brothers and others who arrived on 19 September drew lots in the Second Ward. The Bingham lots were situated in the Northeast Block (commonly known as the Gallacher Block). In spring 1848 and again in 1849, Sanford and his brother, Thomas, herded the Bingham lifestock into a canyon southeast of the city (i.e., Bingham Canyon). Sanford and his wife spent their summers there, in a little cabin at the mouth of the canyon, tending the cattle and horses; they spent their winters in the Second Ward, with John M. Lewis, Martha Ann’s brother.
Though the Binghams discovered several rich mineral deposits in the canyon while tending their herds, Church leaders discouraged prospecting, for fear that significant “finds” would bring on hordes of infidels. Now known chiefly as a source of copper, the main products of Bingham Canyon from 1868 into the 1890’s were gold, silver, and lead. [“The Story of Mining in Utah,” in Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 7]
In 1850, Sanford relocated with his father and brothers to a place about thirty-five miles north of Salt Lake, presently the City of Ogden. Here, Sanford continued his participation in the family’s livestock business. He also served as school teacher, once certainly at Farr’s Fort (1850-1851) and perhaps at other times [“Pioneer Forts of the West” in Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 9]. He was prominent in the early history of Weber County for his service as constable, justice of the peace, and school trustee. In 1856, the county court appointed him assessor and tax collector, offices he held until 1873.
In 1862, Sanford relocated with his wife and children to Riverdale, Weber, Utah, a few miles south of Ogden. Here, at the age of 42, he took as his second wife, seventeen year-old Agnes Ann Fife, whose father, Adam Fife, had served there as first president of the branch church. Sanford himself was named President of the Branch in 1868. When the Riverdale Ward was organized in 1877, Sanford was named Bishop, an office he held until released, owing to age and infirmities, on 20 January 1902. At that juncture, having been succeeded as Bishop by his son, Adam A., Sanford was ordained a patriarch of the Weber Stake. The Riverdale Ward in its early days appears to have been something of a Bingham feoff: Sanford’s wife, Martha Ann, was first president of the Relief Society (organized 1872) and the Primary Association (organized 1879); his son- and brother-in-law, Joseph Fife, was first president of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association (organized 1876), and his daughter, Martha Ann (Bingham) Fife, was first president of the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association (organized 1879) [See “Riverdale Ward, Weber Stake,” Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints].
For the foregoing account and other details of Sanford’s life, in addition to Descendants of Erastus Bingham and Lucinda Gates and Sketch of the Life of Erastus Bingham and Family, Utah Pioneers of 1847 (both of which are available on CD from Digital Editions), see the Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, and Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Genealogies and Biographies.
Children of Sanford Bingham and Martha Ann Lewis:Sanford Bingham, born in Salt Lake City, 1 Sep 1848; died in Garland, Box Elder, Utah, 31 Mar 1916; buried in Garland; married 19 September 1872, Julia Hall, daughter of Mark and Eliza Melissa (---) Hall, born in Little Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa, 21 August 1849, died in Garland, Box Elder, Utah, 18 September 1909. Children: Sanford Hall Bingham, born in Ogden, 26 June 1871, died in Ogden, 8 November 1930, married in Salt Lake, 21 November 1893, Joanna Cathrine Hansen, daughter of Hans Christian and Annie Cathrine (Nielsen) Hansen; Annie Julia Bingham, born in Ogden, 9 May 1874, died in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, 9 July 1961, married in Logan, Cache, Utah, 21 May 1902, Christen Peterson, son of Anders and Annie (Madsen) Peterson; Hanford Mark Hall Bingham, born in Ogden, 24 June 1875, died the next day; Lewis Hall Bingham, born in Ogden, 3 October 1877, died 6 April 1878; Martha Melissa Bingham, born in Ogden, 17 April 1880, died 18 May 1900; Minnie Lucinda Bingham, born in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona, 3 June 1883, died 1948, married in Salt Lake, 23 January 1907, Ludvig Larson, son of Peter and Mary (Jackman) Larson; Lucinda Cordelia Bingham, born in St. Johns, 26 February 1887, died 3 February 1946, married 3 June 1916 James Malcom Fraser. At age 21, Sanford, Jr., was named a President of the 75th Quorum of Seventy, organized in Ogden, 1869 [“Chronology of 1869,” Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 13].
Martha Ann Bingham, married Joseph Fife.
Benjamin Franklin Bingham, born in Ogden, 25 September 1851; died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 11 April 1933; buried in Los Angeles. Married in Trenton, Cache, Utah, 8 January 1885, Mary Elizabeth Jensen, daughter of Neils and Johanna (Sandberg) Jensen of Logan, born 6 November 1863, died in Los Angeles, 6 October 1961. Children: Benjamin F. Bingham, Jr., born Trenton, Cache, Utah, 26 November 1885, died in Ogden, 13 March 1965, married in Logan, 26 September 1906, Sarah Adelia LaPray, daughter of David and Heneretta (Hoffman) LaPray; Ray Elmo Bingham, born in Logan, 15 July 1888, married in Logan, 1 December 1909, Hazel Cunningham, daughter of Joseph R. and Eda Ann (Rogers) Cunningham; Emma Murriel Bingham, born in Trenton, 14 October 1892, married in Ogden, 20 October 1915, Bert Alvin Olsen, son of Henry and Ida Marie (Petersen) Olsen; Thomas Gilbert Bingham, born in Cornish, Cache, Utah, 14 May 1896, married in Ogden, 17 August 1919, Irene Grace Hauser, daughter of Henry Joseph and Elizabeth Mary (Norris) Hauser; Kenneth Paul Bingham, born in Cornish, 5 February 1901, married (1) in Logan, 25 February 1920, Kaja Margurita Jensen, daughter of Rasmus and Anna Sofie (Mork) Jensen, (2) Lucille Fluns, and (3) Ruth Jennie Linga; Loyal Sealand Bingham, born in Cornish, 17 June 1903, married Fay Barney; and Carlton Vermont Bingham, born in Trenton, 5 March 1906, died in Bowling Green, Virginia, 16 November 1948, married (1) Jessie Lee Oden, daughter of James and Julia (Robinson) Oden, and (2) Mae B. Brownlee. Benjamin Franklin Bingham, a farmer and stockraiser, was Bishop of the Trenton Ward, 1892 to 1907, and County Commissioner [See “Trenton Ward,” Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Genealogies and Biographies].
John Bingham, born in North Ogden, 20 May 1853; died in Provo, Utah, Utah, 25 October 1924; buried in Trenton; married in Salt Lake, 28 October 1872, Mary Jane Hickerson, daughter of James and Sarah (Woolsey) Hickerson, born in South Weber, Weber, Utah, 4 June 1857. Children: John Moss Bingham, born in Riverdale, 12 July 1873, died in Salt Lake, 2 June 1952, married in Logan, 20 November 1895, Ella Lenora Butler, daughter of Myron Wallace and Amanda (Stowell) Butler. Sarah Evelyn Bingham, born in Petersburg (Hatton), Millard, Utah, 6 December 1875, died in Boise, Ada, Idaho, 21 June 1951, married in Riverdale, 13 September 1890, Abinadi Abraham, son of James and Martha (Phelps) Abraham; Minnie Maud Bingham, born in Hatton, Millard, Utah, 14 September 1878, died in Fillmore, Utah, 19 July 1962, married in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, 3 October 1894, Joseph Cane Whitaker, son of George and Elizabeth (Cormish) Whitaker; Martha Ann Bingham, born in Kanosh, 29 December 1881, married in Kanosh, 22 December 1898, Robert Henry Seguine, son of Joseph and Eliza Talitha (Lewis) Seguine. John married (2) in Salt Lake, 20 July 1883, Mary Elizabeth Walker, daughter of James and Sarah Rebecca (Ekins) Walker, born in Ogden, 8 April 1858, died in Trenton, 30 November 1933. Children: Edwin Walker Bingham, born in Trenton, 1 August 1884, married (1) in Logan, 13 December 1905, Mary Agnes McArthur, daughter of John D. and Sarah E. (Abbott) McArthur, and (2) 2 February 1921, Hedvig Juliet Hansen Grant; Iva May Bingham, born in Trenton, 30 April 1886, married in Plain City, Weber, Utah, 8 June 1909, William Henry Costley, son of Daniel James and Marium Henrietta (Whitaker) Costley; John Ryon Bingham, born in Trenton, 1 October 1888, died 31 October 1968, married in Salt Lake, 30 October 1912, Lettie Levina Shupe, daughter of Isaac Lee and Mary Ellen (Deamer) Shupe; James Sanford Bingham, born in Trenton, 21 December 1890, married in Salt Lake, 20 December 1911, Iona Garner, daughter of Henry James and Eliza Ann (Ballantyne) Garner; Samuel Mark Bingham, born in Trenton, 3 August 1893, died 14 July 1967, married in Ogden, 17 December 1912, Sarah (Sadie) Jane Telford, daughter of William Robert and Sarah Suzanne (Bitton) Telford; Mary Elizabeth Bingham, born in Trenton, 1 January 1896, married William Barton Stanger, son of James and Ann Barton (Hart) Stanger; Alta Lucinda Bingham, born in Trenton, 22 August 1899, married in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, 7 September 1915, Elgin Pierce Young, son of Fred Pierce and Marry E. (Buck) Young.
Sophia Cordalia Bingham, born in Lynne, Weber, Utah, 30 December 1854; died 9 December 1890; married Robert H. Hopkins
William Bingham, born in Lynn, 16 October 1856; died in Logan, Cache, Utah, 13 December 1940; buried in Logan; married in Trenton, 9 August 1885, Annie Maria Peterson, daughter of James and Rachel (Peterson) Peterson, born in Odense, Denmark, 29 November 1863. Children: William Bingham, born in Trenton, 18 March 1886, died 30 October 1952, married 4 October 1919, Alice Neilson. Annie Maria Bingham, born in Riverdale, 1 August 1887, died in Ogden, 19 November 1966, married in Salt Lake, 25 June 1908, Arthur Daniel Gudmundson, son of Moroni Westerdahl and Emma (Hanson) Gudmundson; Lillian Bingham, born and died in Trenton, 22 April 1889; Lewis Bingham, born in Trenton, 1 June 1891, died in Ogden 13 May 1963, married in Logan, 12 February 1913, Ada Luella Kofoed, daughter of Anker A. and Ellomine (Jensen) Kofoed; Caddie Bingham, born and died in Trenton, 4 September 1892; James Bingham, born in Trenton, 18 February 1894, married in Logan, 23 September 1914, Mary Jane Price, daughter of William Henry and Susanna (Thomas) Price; Martha Rachel Bingham, born in Trenton, 5 February 1897, died 18 January 1919; Holmes Bingham, born in Logan, 7 August 1899, died in Fresno, California, 29 August 1965, married in Redwood, California, 7 June 1920, Rose Eleanor Hughes, daughter of Charles Putterman and Rose Petronella (Szeroczyski) Hughes; Autumn Bingham, born in Logan, 25 September 1901, married (1) in Los Angeles, 6 November 1925 (divorced 1938), Edna Maine, daughter of Albert and Laura (Nichols) Maine, (2) Ruth E. Loveridge (divorced 1939), and (3) Zella Lucille Mitchell; Wallace Bingham, born in Logan, 25 September 1901, died in Ogden, 8 February 1959, married in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, 28 June 1924, Blanche Sarah Kofoed, daughter of Charles Alvin and Sarah Harriett (Williams) Kofoed; Lafayette Bingham, born in Logan, 28 January 1904, married 13 October 1926, Thelma Ida Day, daughter of Fredrick and Anna Loretta (Coburn) Day.
Joannah Bingham, born in Lynn, 28 August 1858; died in Riverdale, 5 August 1927; buried in Ogden; married in Riverdale, 24 July 1877, John T. Bybee, son of Lee and Nancy (Cassady) Bybee, born in San Bernardino, California, 7 October 1853, died in Riverdale, 7 December 1944. Children: Martha Joanna Bybee, born in Riverdale, 27 February 1878, died in Escondido, California, 22 June 1964, married in Salt Lake, 12 June 1907, George F. Garner; Nancy Maria Bybee, born in Riverdale, 18 May 1880, married in Ogden, 12 September 1906, James Alonzo Stephens; John Lee Bybee, born in Riverdale, 13 December 1881, died in Ogden, 13 August 1962, married in Ogden, 25 December 1906, Agnes Bowman; Arley Sanford Bybee, born in Riverdale, 7 June 1884, married in Teton City, Fremont, Idaho, 24 December 1906, Vera Alice Bigler, daughter of Andrew Jeremiah and Annie Elizabeth (Paul) Bigler; Amy Cordelia Bybee, born in Riverdale, 6 November 1885, died 9 October 1902; Frank Arthur Bybee, born in Riverdale, 28 November 1887, died in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, 15 August 1957, married in Salt Lake, 29 October 1914, Eva Campbell, daughter of Helaman and Mary Blanche (Raleigh) Campbell; Charles Franklin Bybee, born and died in Riverdale, 26 May 1895.
Joseph Smith Bingham, born in Bingham's Fort, 23 January 1860; died in Salt Lake City, 22 January 1926; buried in Ogden; married in Salt Lake, 1 April 1880, Annie M. Hansen, daughter of Hans Christian and Annie Catherine Hedvig (Rasmussen) Hansen, born in Harrisville, Weber, Utah, 6 April 1859, died in Salt Lake, 21 February 1925. Children: Joseph Lewis Bingham, born in Riverdale, 29 December 1881, died 25 September 1883; Leonard Ryan Bingham, born in Trenton, 15 January 1884, died 10 September 1904; Sanford LeRoy Bingham, born in Riverdale, 22 October 1886, married in Eden, Weber, Utah, 23 June 1910, Lydia Claire Ritter, daughter of John Thompson and Oregon Columbia (Thomas) Ritter; Annie Estella Bingham, born in Salt Lake, 27 March 1889, married in Riverdale, 28 June 1911, Colonel [a name, not a title] Richmond Child, son of Charles Uriah and Atella Ann (Thompson) Child; Lavina Cordelia Bingham, born in Riverdale, 27 March 1891, married in Logan, 19 January 1910, Charles Henry Telford, son of William Robert and Sarah Susanna (Bitton) Telford; Wilford Hansen Bingham, born in Riverdale, 10 July 1893, died in Salt Lake, 27 September 1927, married in Logan, 23 June 1915, Anna Eliza Thoreson, daughter of Thorvald Adolph and Helga Christine (Halvorson) Thoreson; Almeda Lucinda Bingham, born in Riverdale, 15 September 1895, died in Salt Lake, 19 November 1930, married in Salt Lake, 9 August 1919, Lorenzo Priday Smith, son of Lorenzo Farnes and Florence Nellie (Priday) Smith; Martha Ann Bingham, born in Riverdale, 2 September 1898, married in Logan, 29 December 1919, James LeRoy Cobbledick, son of Harry and Nancy Melvina (Howell) Cobbledick; Heber Erastus Bingham, born in Riverdale, 17 September 1901, married in Logan, 12 July 1922, Lorna Mildred England, daughter of James William and Ada (Parkinson) England; Dora Jane Bingham, born in Riverdale, 3 January 1906, married (1) in Preston, 25 July 1922, Herman Douglas Child, son of Jesse Alexander and Elizabeth (Stratton) Child, and (2) in Montello, Nevada, 22 September 1956, Irel Marion Westover, son of Marion Rory and Huldah Viola (Hardy) Westover.
Elisha Erastus Bingham, born in Riverdale, 25 March 1862; died in Jerome, Jerome, Idaho, 26 September 1934; buried in Mount Ogden Memorial Park, Ogden; married Emma Walker of Five Points, daughter of James and Sarah Rebecca (Ekins) Walker, born 19 March 1862, died April 1936. Removed to a farm near Blackfoot, Idaho, before 1885. At that time, he and Emma were apparently the only Mormons in the community, which from 1885 to 1890 was the scene of much anti-Mormon persecution, largely on account of the efforts of Judge Fred T. Dubois (a dogged prosecutor of polygamists). By 1890, however, there was a sufficient number of Latter-day Saints in Blackfoot to warrant the organization of a branch church, with Elisha Erastus serving as presiding elder [See “The Mormons in Wyoming and Idaho,” Heart Throbs of the West, Vol. 7, and Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]. Subsequently, in 1896, Elisha moved his family to Big Lost River, Idaho, and in 1901, to Stirling, Alberta, Canada. He returned to the United States in 1907 and lived, the last fourteen years as an invalid, in Garland and Ogden, Utah, and Blackfoot, Rupert, and Jerome, Idaho (possibly in the homes of his children?). According to his obituary [DUP Obituary Scrapbook], Elisha was survived by his widow and five children. Emma’s obituary (21 April 1936, DUP Obituary Scrapbook) offers somewhat conflicting information: “Mrs. Emma Walker Bingham McCarty, 73, died Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Parley Lieshman, 2440 B Avenue, following an illness of three years. . . . She lived in Canada for a number of years, and later conducted rooming houses in Ogden and Salt Lake for 20 years. She had made her home recently with her daughter here. Mrs. McCarty was married to Elisha Bingham and later to Thomas McCarty. She was a member of the Church and was active in Relief Society and Primary work in Canada and Utah for a number of years. Surviving are five sons and daughters . . . Children: Emma Florence Bingham, born in Riverdale, 1 October 1883, married in Salt Lake, 3 April 1907, Bert Quinton, son of James and Elizabeth Ann (Dunford) Quinton of Cardston, Alberta; Martha Rebecca Bingham, born in Blackfoot, 30 December 1886; married 2 October 1907, Parley Leishman; Elisha Harrison Bingham, born in Blackfoot, 23 December 1888, married 21 December 1910, Hannah Hall; Cora Ellen Bingham, born in Riverdale, 28 January 1891, died 28 February 1891; Ada Lucinda Bingham, born in Blackfoot, 12 September 1894, married 4 April 1912, Angelo Katseanes; Wilford Bingham, born in Blackfoot, 2 September 1896, married Afton Burmingham.
Rebecca Jane Bingham, born in Riverdale, 7 November 1864; died in Trenton, 8 April 1949; buried in Plain City, Weber, Utah; married in Salt Lake, 21 December 1882, Hans Christian Hansen, son of Hans Christian and Annie Catherine Hedvig (Rasmussen) Hanson, born in Plain City, 14 August 1863, died in Trenton, 4 August 1944. Children: Edna Rebecca Hansen, born in Riverdale, 14 August 1884, died in Ogden, 5 March 1958, married 7 February 1906, John Elmer Robson, son of James Patterson and Eliza Jane (Skeen) Robson; Lorin Christian Hansen, born in Plain City, 16 September 1885, died in Plain City, 26 October 1959, married in Ogden, 19 June 1907, Bessie Henrietta Thompson, daughter of Henry Bronson and Hannah Elizabeth (Yates) Thompson; Martha Catrina Hansen, born in Riverdale, 15 June 1887, died in Plain City, 8 April 1963, married in Salt Lake, 20 October 1909, Henry Merwin Thompson, son of Henry Bronson and Hannah Elizabeth (Yates) Thompson; Edith Lucinda Hansen, born in Plain City, 11 October 1888, married in Salt Lake, 19 December 1906, Richard Malden Peek, son of Thomas Henry and Mary (Bright) Peek; Ray Sanford Hansen, born in Plain City, 23 February 1891, married in Salt Lake, 26 November 1913, Afton Benson, daughter of Brigham Young and Margaret Ann (Adams) Benson; Earl Moroni Hansen, born in Plain City, 30 March 1894, died in Seattle, King, Washington, 29 August 1962, married in Ogden, 24 January 1912, Elmina Wilson, daughter of Carlton and Mary Maude (King) Wilson; Neta Joanna Hansen, born in Plain City, 23 September 1898, married in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, 17 October 1916, Vance Hugh Benson, son of Brigham Young and Margaret Ann (Adams) Benson; Thelma Jane Hansen, born in Plain City, 10 May 1901, married in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, 2 July 1923, Wilford Roy Hansen, son of Nephi and Mary Jane (Monk) Hansen; Annie Hedvig Hansen, born and died in Plain City, 2 December 1902.
Lorin Beason Bingham, born in Riverdale, 16 September 1866; died in Riverdale, 9 February 1937; buried in Ogden; married in Salt Lake, 6 June 1894, Rosa Jenkins, daughter of Lewis and Eliza Ann (Harrison) Jenkins. A farmer, Lorin Beason served a mission in the northwestern states, 1904-1905. Children: Lorin Lewis Bingham, born in Riverdale, 22 April 1895; Thomas Sanford Bingham, born in Riverdale, 13 January 1897, married in Salt Lake, 6 October 1920, Annie Adelphia Durrant, daughter of Lorenzo Heber and Sarah Jane (Norwood) Durrant; Martha Eliza Bingham, born in Riverdale, 22 November 1898, married in Salt Lake, 26 September 1917, William Charles Dalton, son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Jones) Dalton; LaVern Bingham, born in Riverdale, 21 January 1901, died in Ogden, 8 November 1964, married in Salt Lake, 19 December 1923, Brent Clair Hillis, son of Walter W. and Rachel (Davies) Hillis; William Glen Bingham, born in Riverdale, 9 August 1903, married in Evanston, Wyoming, 13 April 1947, Eleanor Genevieve Nichlaus, daughter of Lewis and Harriet (Martin) Nichlaus; Rose Marguerite Bingham, born in Riverdale, 20 August 1907, married in Provo, Utah, Utah, 26 March 1926, Spencer Vernon Nicholls, son of Thomas Sidney and Capitola Kate (King) Nicholls, George Albert Bingham, born in Riverdale, 27 April 1910, married in Ogden, 19 July 1940, Mary Ann Burton; Woodrow Litz Bingham, born in Riverdale, 28 February 1913, died in Kaysville, Weber, Utah, 10 May 1956, married in Ogden, 3 January 1937, Alta, daughter of Gabell Jones.
Lucinda Elizabeth Bingham, born in Riverdale, 27 November 1868; died in Sugar City, Madison, Idaho, 3 November 1948; married, in Logan, 20 October 1886, George A. Pincock, son of John and Isabella (Douglass) Pincock, born in Ogden, 1 March 1865, died in Sugar City, 15 November 1928. Children: Martha Isabella Pincock, born in Wilford, Fremont, Idaho, 10 July 1887, married in Salt Lake, 20 October 1909, Philip Andrew Garner, son of Philip and Mary Ann (Gaisford) Garner; Lottie May Pincock, born in Wilford, 9 May 1889, died in Ammon, Bonneville, Idaho, 19 July 1946, married in Salt Lake, 9 March 1911, William Lawrence Garner, son of William Franklin and Sarah Hannah (Furniss) Garner; Lucinda Elizabeth Pincock, born in Wilford, 8 October 1891, married in Salt Lake, 24 December 1913, Edward William Johnson, son of Eric and Ingrid Eugenia (Larson) Johnson; George Sanford Pincock, born in Wilford, 11 April 1893, married in Salt Lake, 18 April 1917, Lua Dalling, daughter of John Loader and Sarah Ellen (or Elleanor) (Ricks) Dalling; William Albert Pincock, born in Riverdale, 21 February 1896, married 7 June 1922, Ruby Rushforth, daughter of James B. and Phoebe (Merrill) Rushforth; Wealtha Jane Pincock, born in Wilford, 9 April 1899, married 28 August 1918, Raymond K. Johnson; Douglas Pincock, born in Wilford, 27 September 1900, married in Salt Lake, 25 June 1924, Rhea Dalling, daughter of John Loader and Sarah Elleanor (or Ellen) (Ricks) Dalling; John Lewis Pincock, born in Wilford, 7 October 1902, married 6 November 1925, Verda Preece; Lorin Pincock, born in Wilford, 24 March 1904, married in Logan, 14 September 1935, Lorna Jensen, daughter of John M. and Elizabeth (Spence) Jensen; Mark LaVaine Pincock, born in Sugar City, 19 September 1907, married 30 July 1930, LaRee Smith; Grant Bingham Pincock, born in Sugar City, 26 September 1910, died 10 May 1912. A farmer and field superintendant for the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, George A. Pincock served as missionary to the southern states, 1895-1898; five years as bishop of the Wilford, Utah, Ward; superintendant of religion classes in the Fremont, Idaho, Stake, and representative to the Idaho State legislature, 1911-1912 [See Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Genealogies and Biographies].
Leonard Ryon Bingham, born and died in Riverdale, 10 March 1871.
Lewis Bingham, born and died in Riverdale, April 1872.
Mary Frances Bingham, born and died in Riverdale, May 1873.
Sanford's second wife, Agnes Ann Fife, was born in Clackmannan, Clackmannan, Scotland, 14 May 1846. She died in Riverdale, 30 October 1921, and is buried in Ogden.
Children of Sanford Bingham and Agnes Ann Fife:Martha Agnes Bingham, born in Riverdale, 25 August 1864; died in Ogden, 2 September 1900; married in Logan, 16 May 1888, Wilson George Wright, son of Wilson Andrew and Aurelia Jane (Stoddard) Wright, born in Farmington, Davis, Utah, 4 October 1862, died in Ogden, 3 June 1946. Children: Anne Aurelia Wright, born in Ogden, 23 June 1889, died in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, 23 March 1897; Gladys Ellen Wright, born in Ogden, 28 May 1891, married in Salt Lake, 28 November 1917, Lewis Israel Bale, son of Clifford and Alice Rebecca (Baxter) Bale; Wilson George Wright, born in Ogden, 13 September 1892, married in Ogden, 16 October 1912, Lelia Dee Wallace, daughter of Ulysses Buckner and Mary Ann (Franklin) Wallace; Raymond Sanford Wright, born in Riverdale, 9 October 1894, married in Ogden, 15 October 1917, Florence Gilberta West, daughter of William Henry and Sarah Elizabeth (Gibson) West; Martha Agnes Wright, born in Ogden, 13 December 1895, married in Ogden, 5 March 1919, LeRoy Norris, son of Mark and Tilly Louise (Smith) Norris; Mary Lucinda Wright, born in Riverdale, 16 April 1897, married in Salt Lake, 12 December 1917, Carl Anton Cramer, son of John Charles and Anna Christina (Larsen) Cramer; Viola Adoline Wright, born in Huntsville, 18 October 1898, married in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, 12 January 1918, Harry Malcolm Smith, son of Frank Benjamin and Emma Pauline (Beatly) Smith; Agnes Wright, born in Ogden, 27 August 1900, died in Ogden, 6 July 1919, married in Ogden, 14 September 1917, Clarence Easner Jones, son of Richard Nelson and Sarah Elizabeth (Hammer) Jones.
Adam Aranthon Bingham, born in Riverdale, 14 November 1865; died in Ogden, 15 January 1948; married in Logan, 14 November 1889, Annie Stratton, daughter of Edward and Adele (DeSaules) Stratton, born in Riverdale, 5 January 1873, died in Ogden, 9 October 1962. Adam A. succeeded his father as bishop of the Riverdale Ward, 1902, and remained in that post for twenty-two years. Children: Annie Adele Bingham, born in Riverdale, 5 January 1891, married in Riverdale, 22 July 1908, Moroni Julesen Shipley; Aranthon Edward Bingham, born in Riverdale, 28 February 1893, married in Salt Lake, 18 March 1914, Eliza Ramona McFarland, daughter of Robert and Josephine (Mattson) McFarland; Margaret Lottie Bingham, born in Riverdale, 18 March 1895, married in Salt Lake, 12 November 1913, Briant S. Jacobs, son of Henry Chariton and Susan (Stringham) Jacobs; Sophia Madeline Bingham, born in Riverdale, 4 March 1897, married in Riverdale, 27 March 1912, Tracy Bingham, son of Robert and Nancy Marinda (Tracy) Bingham; Boneta Bingham, born in Riverdale, 5 June 1901, married in Salt Lake, 20 June 1923, James Melvin Gibby, son of James Henry and Matilda (Anderson) Gibby; Harold Sanford Bingham, born in Riverdale, 9 December 1903, died in San Francisco, California, 24 August 1966, married in Ogden, 30 June 1927, Gladys Lawson, daughter of John Greenway and Martha (Trott) Lawson; Leonora Bingham, born in Riverdale, 15 March 1906, married in Salt Lake, 4 November 1925, David Matthew Kennedy, son of George and Katherine (Johnson) Kennedy; Leland Joseph Bingham, born in Riverdale, 31 March 1909, married in Salt Lake, 15 June 1932, Nellie Adeline Levedahl, daughter of Joseph William and Caroline (Hess) Levedahl; Georgia Marzette Bingham, born in Riverdale, 26 May 1911, married in Oakland, Alameda, California, 8 September 1936, Theodore William Banford, son of James William and Alice Mozelle (Garner) Banford; Ruth Lavon Bingham, born in Riverdale, 26 August 1915, married in Farmington, Davis, Utah, 14 May 1930, William Sparks James, son of William Alvah and Adda Bell (Russell) James.
Walter Bingham, born in Riverdale, 29 April 1867; died in Ogden, 9 February 1927; married in Logan, 20 October 1886, Jessie McDonald, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Kellen (Cullen) McDonald, born in Old Auchinairn, Lanark, Scotland, 22 March 1865, died in Napa, California, 16 October 1948. Children: Walter Edward Bingham, born in Riverdale, 4 July 1887, married in Salt Lake, 6 September 1916, Lillian Rose Jesperson, daughter of Lars and Ingar (Anderson) Jesperson; Arthur Sanford Bingham, born in Riverdale, 11 August 1889, married in Logan, 17 September 1913, Mabel Stevenson, daughter of Thomas and Zelnorah (Weaver) Stevenson; William Carl Bingham, born in Riverdale, 6 February 1891, died in Palo Alto, California, 12 November 1961, married in in Ogden, 12 January 1913, Bessie Charlotte Wecker, daughter of Ernest John and Lovina (Simpson) Wecker; Oscar Harland Bingham, born in Ogden, 16 February 1895, died in Ryndon, Nevada, 30 July 1928, married in Salt Lake, 18 November 1925, Myrtle Hewitt Palmer, daughter of Thomas William and Lilly (Harding) Palmer; Jessie Iris Bingham, born in Ogden, 12 May 1897, married in Farmington, 15 June 1918, Carlos Coe Critchlow, son of William James and Anna Kierstine (Gregersen) Critchlow; Helen Bingham, born in Ogden, 13 January 1902, died in Napa, Napa, California, 9 June 1957, married in Salt Lake, 12 March 1924, John LaRoy Murdock, son of John Riggs and Ann (Williams) Murdock; Kathryn Bingham, born in Ogden, 7 October 1904, married in Napa, 17 January 1953, James Carl Young, son of Silas Smith and Mary Ann (Young) Young.
Ellen Bingham, born in Riverdale, 30 March 1869; died in Ogden, 17 June 1934; married in Logan, 8 December 1886, Joseph Kalan Wright, son of Joseph and Emma Lois (Barnett) Wright, born in Richmond, Cache, Utah, 6 April 1866, died in Ogden, 24 July 1922. Children: Joseph Kalan Wright, born in Ogden, 15 October 1887, died in Ogden, 23 November 1918, married in Logan, 17 July 1907, Clara Allen, daughter of William and Polly (Childs) Allen; Margaret Ann Wright, born in Ogden, 26 February 1889, married (1) in Ogden, 11 August 1909, Charles Herbert Stewart, son of John Riley and Eliza (Stevenson) Stewart, and (2) Jesse G. Burton; Sanford Bingham Wright, born in Ogden, 18 July 1891, died in Salt Lake, 3 December 1925, married in Salt Lake, 25 October 1911, Viola Heiner, daughter of George and Sarah Jane (Taggart) Heiner; Eliza Wright, born 1 October 1892, married (1) in Salt Lake, 10 December 1913, James Henry Conway, son of Thomas and Phoebe (Wharton) Conway, and (2) Isaac Allred; John LeRoy Wright, born in Ogden, 4 February 1894, married (1) in Salt Lake, 26 April 1916, Darhl Brown, and (2), in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, 13 July 1929, Ethel Bowns; Adam Glen Wright, born in Ogden, 2 April 1895, married in Salt Lake, 12 January 1921, Lillian Elvera Banford, daughter of Joseph William and Alice Mozella (Garner) Banford; Oscar William Wright, born in Ogden, 3 July 1896, married in Ogden, 24 May 1916, Hala Burton, daughter of James W. and Agnes (McFarland) Burton; Ellen Lois Wright, born in Ogden, 29 October 1897, married in Salt Lake, 16 February 1916, Joseph Arrowsmith, son of William and Lola Ann (Chase) Arrowsmith; Walter James Wright, born in Ogden, 19 February 1899, died in Farmington, 13 August 1923, married in Salt Lake, 25 October 1922, Wealthy Clark, daughter of Edward B. and Wealthy (Richards) Clark; Irene Wright, born in Ogden, 4 June 1900, married in Farmington, September 1919, Charles LeRoy Krumperman, son of Henry and Eliza (Malan) Krumperman; Delbert Franklin Wright, born in Ogden, 29 December 1901, married in Salt Lake, 21 December 1921, Gertrude Lyon Patten, daughter of Thomas Clark and Gertrude Eliza (Lyon) Patten; Ada Agnes Wright, born in Ogden, 27 June 1903, married in Salt Lake, 4 May 1926, Dan Adams Hickman, son of Warren Wade and Barbara Jane (Woodland) Hickman; Leonard Wright, born in Riverdale, 22 November 1904, married in Logan, 18 November 1925, Ella Johnson, daughter of Peter James and Janet (Nicholls) Johnson.
Mary Bingham, born in Riverdale, 5 January 1871; died in South Weber, Davis, Utah, 19 September 1956; married in Salt Lake, 1 June 1898, James H. Cook, son of David Simpson and Janet (Hunter) Cook, born in South Weber, 11 July 1860, died in South Weber, 3 November 1941. Children: Ethel Cook, born in South Weber, 22 February 1899, married in Salt Lake, 1 September 1937, Clarence Charles Earl, son of Joseph Wright and Elizabeth Jenette (Poll) Earl; James Sanford Cook, born in South Weber, 16 April 1902, died in South Weber, 4 April 1968; Florence May Cook, born in South Weber, 23 November 1903; Nora Ellen Cook, born in Riverdale, 17 July 1908, married in Salt Lake, 1 June 1937, Leroy Hardy Duncan, son of George Walter and Florence Mary (Hardy) Duncan; David Hunter Cook, born in South Weber, 24 June 1911, died in Ogden, 12 March 1963, married in Salt Lake, 21 June 1937, Zora Roberts, daughter of Walton Anthony and Olive Elizabeth (Corbridge) Roberts.
Enoch Bingham, born in Riverdale, 12 December 1872; died in Logan, 12 September 1961; married in Salt Lake, 26 July 1893, Alice Tracy, daughter of Austin and Anna (Wilson) Tracy, born in Wilson Lane, Weber, Utah, 1 March 1874, died in West Ogden, Weber, Utah, 29 November 1943. Children: Enoch Tracy Bingham, born in Riverdale, 31 December 1894, married in Riverdale, 7 April 1915, Matilda Beckett; Opal May Bingham, born in Riverdale, 28 February 1898, married in Evanston, Wyoming, 6 August 1917, Orlen Francis Fackrell, son of James and Julia Ann (Edge) Fackrell; Alice Afton Bingham, born in Riverdale, 15 September 1899, married in Ogden 25 May 1919, Matthew Thomas Mildon, son of John and Cora Etta J. (Lee) Mildon; Athalean Agnes Bingham, born in Riverdale, 23 May 1901, married in Brigham City, 20 October 1919, Howard Ulysses Eyre, son of Edwin and Arilla Madora (Guymon) Eyre; Seymour Walter Bingham, born in Riverdale, 15 January 1903, married in Salt Lake, 31 May 1928, Zoy Anderson, daughter of James P. and Martha Caroline (Thomander) Anderson; Royal Wilbur Bingham, born in Riverdale, 2 September 1904, married (2) in Salt Lake, 3 December 1928, Sophia Leona Ray, daughter of John and Elizabeth Alice (Prophet) Ray, and (2) 25 March 1948, Berniece Mackey; Dee Charles Bingham, born in Riverdale, 19 January 1906, married 13 June 1940, Ruth E. Favorite; Thora Ann Bingham, born in Riverdale, 3 January 1911, married in Ogden, 21 January 1931, William Henry Schreven; Neta Shirley Bingham, born in Riverdale, 23 November 1912, married in Salt Lake, 15 September 1939, Wilford Vander Kooi, son of Matilda Bischoff. Enoch married (2), 5 Febuary 1948, Letha Prison (McNeil) Benson.
Margaret Bingham, born in Riverdale, 22 October 1874; died 1888
Sanford James Bingham, born in Riverdale, 2 March 1877; died in Riverdale, 21 March 1949; married in Salt Lake, 26 June 1901, Sophia Stratton, daughter of Edward and Adele (DeSaules) Stratton, born in Riverdale 3 June 1880, died in Sunset, Davis, Utah, 30 September 1956. Children: Glen Stratton Bingham, born and died in Riverdale, 2 June 1902; Louis DeSaules Bingham, born in Riverdale, 20 September 1903, married in Salt Lake, 10 December 1924, Jessie Bradshaw, daughter of Charles Hampson and Sophia (Stratton) Bradshaw; Lois Bingham, born in Riverdale, 20 September 1903, married in Salt Lake, 16 December 1937, Arthur Hardman, son of Mark and Elizabeth Margaret (Bowles) Hardman; Norma Bingham, born in Riverdale, 23 April 1906, died in Ogden, 9 November 1964, married in Salt Lake, 26 May 1926, LaMar Tullis, son of James and Ellen (Leavitt) Tullis; Paul James Bingham, born in Riverdale, 19 April 1909, married in Salt Lake, 20 January 1942, Maxine Briggs, daughter of Joseph Ray and Marjorie (Smith) Briggs; Ezra Edward Bingham, born in Riverdale 11 December 1911, married in Riverdale, 6 November 1936, Helen Celia Perry, daughter of Jasper Duane and Celia Louise (Montgomery) Perry; Rowland Sanford Bingham, born in Riverdale, 4 February 1915, married in Riverdale, 1 November 1933, Katherine Cevering, daughter of John and Susanne (Dalinga) Severing; Evelyn Adele Bingham, born in Riverdale, 18 May 1917, married in Riverdale, 16 November 1936, Lloyd Andrew Johanson, son of Hjalmar and Adelia (Jones) Johanson; Golden Andrew Bingham, born in Riverdale, 28 February 1920, married in Salt Lake, 26 February 1942, Cora May Sutter, daughter of John Floyd and Beatrice Manita (Flint) Sutter; Wreatha Vaurine Bingham, born in Riverdale, 13 September 1921, married in Salt Lake, 4 December 1940, Elden Hadley, son of Stephen C. and Elizabeth (Gibson) Hadley.
Andrew Bingham, born in Riverdale, 19 January 1879; died in Ogden, 26 November 1933; married in Salt Lake, 7 December 1898, Adele Child, daughter of Alfred Bosworth and Sarah Jane (Stonebraker) Child, born in Riverdale 22 November 1878, died in Riverdale 30 April 1952. Children: Hazel Bingham, born in Riverdale 29 July 1899, married in Ogden, 5 June 1948, Eugene Charles William Robinson, son of Arthur and Annie Maria (Terry) Robinson; Oscar Andrew Bingham, born in Riverdale, 21 January 1901, married in Salt Lake, 7 June 1923, Amanda Cannon "Pat" Chamberlin, daughter of James Francis and Mary Mousley (Cannon) Chamberlin; Agnes Bingham, born in Riverdale, 2 November 1902, married (1) in Logan, 14 July 1926, Philo Taylor Farnsworth, son of Moses Franklin and Clara (Canfield) Farnsworth, and (2) in Salt Lake, 22 January 1965, Walter Lewis Hodges; Francis Alfred Bingham, born in Riverdale, 30 September 1904, married in Salt Lake, 10 November 1926, LaVora Bambrough, daughter of Jonathan and Emma (Prophet) Bambrough; Vernal Walter Bingham, born in Riverdale, 15 December 1906, died in Ogden, 7 September 1933, married in Brigham City, 3 December 1927, Anna Warner, daughter of Frank and Edith (Shrake) Warner; Jenness Adele Bingham, born in Riverdale 6 November 1908, married (1) in Ogden, 4 April 1926, Everett Charles Rollow, son of Alvin and Bertha (Clinghouse) Rollow, and (2) in Los Angeles, 24 August 1935, Kenneth Kyle Cole; Earl Keith Bingham, born in Riverdale 1 August 1911, died in Marysville, Piute, Utah, 29 June 1953, married in Riverdale 12 August 1934, Mary Lydia Rogerson, daughter of Charles Leslie and Mary Ellen (Smith) Rogerson; Carl Kenneth Bingham, born in Riverdale, 1 August 1911, married in Ogden, 28 August 1937, Etta Alta Bates, daughter of Orin Leath and Ellen Mae (Noblet) Bates; Margaret Bingham, born in Riverdale 22 October 1913, married in Riverdale 1 October 1933, Durrell Egan Evans, son of Oscar Jacob Evans and Mary Adelaide (Egan) Evans; Jane Frances Bingham, born in Riverdale, 30 September 1922, married in Salt Lake, 18 June 1941, Earl Dee Jacques, son of Thomas William and Emma (Eybee) Jacques. Andrew married (2), 5 April 1928, Katheryn (Myers) Gudmundsen.
Tracy Francis Bingham, born in Rivedale, 2 August 1882; died of drowning in Rivedale, 26 December 1893.
Oscar Bingham, born in Riverdale, 18 August 1884; drowned 26 December 1893.
Norman Fife Bingham, born in Riverdale, 18 September 1886; died in Ogden, 19 January 1965; married in Salt Lake, 20 January 1909, Ellen Garner, daughter of Phillip and Mary Jane (Gaisford) Garner, born in Ogden 15 January 1885. Children: Ralph Garner Bingham, born in Ogden, 10 November 1909, died in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, 5 July 1948, married in Ogden, 21 February 1929, Leone Ellison, daughter of Delbert Munson and Isabell (Corbridge) Ellison; Melvin Norman Bingham, born in Riverdale, 18 September 1911, married in Logan, 16 July 1930, Lauretta Davis, daughter of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Young) Davis; Walter Delbert Bingham, born in Riverdale, 11 December 1914, died in Ogden, 8 March 1967, married in Ogden, 8 November 1936, Opal Hadley, daughter Stephen Charles and Elizabeth (Gibson) Hadley; Ellis Merwin Bingham, born in Riverdale, 11 October 1917, married (1) in Salt Lake, 19 October 1936, Bernice Green, daughter of Lawrence M. and Margaret Green, and (2) before 1954, Virginia Countryman; Lorna Bingham, born in Ogden, 4 January 1920, married in Salt Lake, 13 June 1938, Leo George Linford, son of George L. and Orva G. (Housley) Linford; Verla Bingham, born in Ogden, 21 June 1922, married in Stillwater, Oklahoma, 8 May 1943, Winston Whitehead Hickman, son of Leonidas Marion and Winifred (Whitehead) Hickman.
Maria Bingham, born in Riverdale, 31 May 1895; married in Salt Lake, 16 October 1913, Hazelton Joiner Campbell, son of Helaman and Mary Blanche (Raleigh) Campbell, born in Rosette, Box Elder, Utah, 22 January 1891, died in Logan, 13 June 1969. Children: Jean Campbell, born in Riverdale, 18 December 1914, married in Logan, 28 June 1938, William Doryl Martindale, son of William Henry and Sarah Elva (Workman) Martindale; Hazelton Sanford Campbell, born in Riverdale, 1 February 1916, married in Logan, 28 June 1938, Rosalie Barrus, daughter of Ruel Melvin and Zina Emeline (Hale) Barrus; Curtis Bingham Campbell, born in Riverdale, 23 February 1918, married (1) in Logan, 26 May 1938, Mary Lorraine Kelley, daughter of Raymond D. and Jessie Adelia (Terry) Kelley, and (2) in Logan, 18 October 1961, Joan Marie Natelli, daughter of Antonio and Barbara (Maio) Natelli; Grant Wellington Campbell, born in Riverdale, 21 September 1919, married in Logan, 5 December 1939, Evelyn Christensen, daughter of Joseph Edward and Heneretta (Lund) Christensen; Lowell James Campbell, born in Riverdale, 28 February 1921, married in Logan, 3 October 1940, Delsa Barrus, daughter of Ruel Melvin and Zina Emeline (Hale) Barrus; Ellen Ann Campbell, born in Riverdale, 15 February 1922, married in Salt Lake, 1 November 1939, Morris William Mitchell, son of Charles William and Elvine (Stegen) Mitchell; Inez Elaine Campbell, born in Riverdale, 13 March 1923, married in Logan, 23 July 1941, Cleon Lee, son of Edward and Rhoda Annie (Paskett) Lee; Mary Agnes Campbell, born in Riverdale, 24 April 1925, married in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, 10 August 1942, Gale Cleve Adams, son of John Cleve and Cristy (Flanders) Adams; Hazel Dona Campbell, born in Riverdale, 22 December 1926, married in Logan, 26 June 1946, Golden Ray Stettler, son of Ernest and Anna (von Niederhausern) Stettler. Ruby Campbell, born in Snowville, Box Elder, Utah, 18 April 1928, died in Burley, 18 June 1937; Ida Campbell, born in Juniper, Oneida, Idaho, 3 March 1930, married in Logan, 19 December 1949, Gene L. Moosman, son of Walter Raymond and Laura Faye (Smith) Moosman; Melvin Dee Campbell, born in Juniper, 20 June 1932, married in Logan, 17 November 1948, Clarice Ruth Hatch, daughter of James Alton and Ruth (Beal) Hatch; Donald Paul Campbell, born in Burley, 3 October 1935, married in Logan, 12 November 1953, Mary Lou Daines, daughter of Earl Moroni and Meneita (Perkes) Daines.
Benjamin Franklin Lewis, son of Neriah Fredrick and Mary (Moss) Lewis, born in Pendleton District, Anderson County, South Carolina, 20 (or 23) April 1803; died in Haun’s Mill, Caldwell, Missouri, 30 October 1838; buried in Haun’s Mill; married in Simpson County, Kentucky, 27 January 1826, Joanna Ryon, daughter of Leonard and Frances (Adams) Ryon, born in Barren, Clark, Kentucky, 6 April 1808; died in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois 16 January 1846; buried in Nauvoo.
The following account of Benjamin’s life can be found in the Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 3:Lewis, Benjamin, one of the martyrs of the Church killed at Haun's Mill, Caldwell county, Missouri . . . In 1809 he moved to Simpson county, Kentucky, where he later became a convert to "Mormonism," being baptized by James Emmett in March, 1835. Soon afterwards he was ordained an Elder by James Emmett and John Dustin and appointed to preside over the branch of the Church organized in Simpson county at that time. In the spring of 1836 he moved to Macoupin county, Illinois, and in the summer of 1837 he moved to Caldwell county, Missouri, and resided at Haun's Mill, when the mob attacked the place October 30, 1838. He received a bullet wound in the breast, while in the blacksmith shop, but managed to reach his home, a distance of about one hundred rods, where he expired in about one hour, after having vomited up the ball. His remains were not thrown in the well, where a number of his fellow martyrs were buried, as he was not killed outright, but his brother, Tarlton Lewis, dug a grave near the well, where he buried him. Brother Lewis left a wife and six children.Joanna's untimely death in Navuoo in 1846 orphaned her six children, aged seven to seventeen. These children were taken in by Beason and Elizabeth (Ryon) Lewis, brother and sister respectively of their father and mother.
Children of Benjamin Franklin Lewis and Joanna Ryon:
Mary Frances Lewis, born in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, 6 August 1827; died 1863. Married, in 1848, John York.
John Moss Lewis, born in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, 16 February 1829; died in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, 5 August 1894. John M. arrived in Salt Lake with the Brigham Young company 24 July 1847. He married in Salt Lake, 10 August 1848, Martha Jane Crimson, daughter of Charles and Mary (Hill) Crimson of Simpson County, Kentucky, born in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, 8 September 1831, died in Mesa, 13 December 1919. Children: Martha Joannah Lewis, born in San Bernardino, California, 15 October 1851, died in Mesa, 20 February 1920, married 27 September 1869, Jesse Daugherty Hobson; Charles Benjamin Lewis, born in San Bernardino, 15 August 1853, died 23 November 1922, married Libbey (Elizabeth) Carpin (or Corpin); Clara Jane Lewis, born in San Bernardino, 24 November 1855, died in Mesa, 4 February 1908, married in Coalville, Summit, Utah, 7 June 1874, Charles Peterson; Ida Frances Lewis, born in San Bernardino, 24 June 1857, died 17 May 1901, married Harve Blair; John Franklin Lewis, born in Salt Lake, 18 May 1861, died 31 July 1933, married (1) 25 April 1889, Eliza Morris, and (2) 8 October 1895, Sina Flora Pearce; Emily Ann Lewis, born in Salt Lake 12 January 1863, died 20 March 1873; George William Lewis, born in Paris, Idaho, 29 October 1865, died 20 October 1933, apparently from an self-inflicted gunshot wound; married Olena Dorthea Kemp (or Kempe); Walter Beers Lewis, born in Paris, 21 November 1866, died in Mesa, 17 April 1953 married (1) in Salt Lake, 24 October 1894, Fannie Ball Holly (or Hawley) and (2) in Colonia Juarez, Mexico, 17 May 1902, Esther Delcina Wilson; Henry Mahalen (or Malin) Lewis, born in Richmond, 8 Feburary 1869, died 3 June 1914, married Rose Ingram; Leonard Ryan Lewis, born in Coalville, 6 November 1870, died in Pasadena, California, 28 January 1957, married Alice Ingram (or Alice Beatrice Hurst) [See Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Genealogies and Biographies]. John M. is also said to have married Sarah Wilde (2 June 1873), and --- Staley (also 1873). The family helped colonize Idaho’s Bear Lake region sometime before 1865, but subsequently moved to Richmond and Coalville, Utah, and finally, in 1879, to Arizona, where it helped settle the Salt River Valley.
William Crawford Lewis, born in Franklin, 24 November 1830; died in Richmond, Cache, Utah, 24 May 1909 (or 1908); buried in Richmond. William C. arrived in Salt Lake with the David Spencer company, 19 September 1847; married in Salt Lake, 28 February 1853, Sarah Jane Veach, daughter of William and Nancy Ann (Elliot) Veach, born in Trumble, Hubbard County, Ohio, 26 October 1834, died in Richmond,13 March 1913. Sarah Jane had come to Utah with her mother in September 1851 with the Orson Pratt company, her father having died in Nauvoo. William C. and his bride made their home in San Bernardino, California, until 1858, when they returned to Utah. They lived in Parowan, Lehi, Salt Lake and, finally, Richmond, where William C. raised stock and operated a sawmill. Children: Mary Elizabeth Lewis, born in San Bernardino, 30 December 1853, died 26 May 1922, married 19 October 1888, James Patrick Collins; Joanna S. (or Sarah Joanna) Lewis, born in San Bernardino, 9 April 1855, died in Marysville, Fremont, Idaho, 1903, married in Salt Lake, 7 September 1874 James Wesley Bainbridge; Ellen (or Frances Ellen) Lewis, born in San Bernardino 16 September 1856, died 6 August 1862; Adelaide H. (or Harriet Adelaide) Lewis, born in Salt Lake, 20 February 1859, died in Provo, Utah, Utah, 9 March 1949, married 8 October 1878 James Nathaniel Van Noy; William Walter Lewis, born in Richmond,14 September 1860, died in Richmond, 2 August 1938, married in Riverton, Wyoming, 28 November 1882, Julia Ann Tidwell; Eliza Jane Lewis, born 20 January 1862, died 8 November 1900, married 24 March (or 29 May) 1882 Frank V. Lamb; Benjamin Elliot Lewis, born in Richmond, 13 November 1863, died in Richmond, 20 January 1893, married in Logan 16 October 1890 (or 1 October 1888), Fanny Eliza Williams; Julia Ann Lewis, born in Richmond, 4 January (or February) 1866, died 14 October 1866; Martha Adaline Lewis, born in Richmond, 14 September 1867, died 8 July 1897, married June 1894 Charles Oakley; James Leonard Lewis, born in Richmond, 26 August 1869, died 12 September 1882; Lorette Veach Lewis, born in Richmond 11 November 1871, died in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, 24 May 1960, married in Ogden, 21 December 1896, Dr. Herbert Alexander Adamson. Contributors to the LDS Ancestral File, attribute to William and Sarah (Veach) Lewis two addition children: George Henry Lewis, born and died in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho 31 March 1876, and Francis Marion Lewis, born and died in Franklin, 25 March 1878. On 15 November 1869, William C. took as his second wife Martha Ann Kingsbury, daughter of Joseph Corrodon and Loenza Alcina (Pond) Kingsbury, born in Salt Lake, 17 October 1850, died in Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, 15 August 1950. Children: Abbie (Abigail) Loenza Lewis, born in Richmond, 30 November 1871, died 24 June 1910, married 4 October 1905, Harris Shannon Stephenson; Maria Lucinda Lewis, born in Richmond 14 December 1873, died 13 July 1874; Vilate Elizabeth Lewis, born in Richmond, 4 December 1875, died in Salt Lake, 16 February 1960, married in Salt Lake, 5 June 1901 Albert John Elggren; Sanford Bingham Lewis, born in Richmond, 8 July 1878, died in Richmond, 23 December 1889; Amy Frances Lewis, born in Richmond,19 May 1882, died 9 January 1890; Ray Crawford Lewis, born in Riverdale, Weber, Utah, 27 February 1891, died in Nyssa, Malheur, Oregon, 25 December 1972, married in Salt Lake, 1 October 1912, Mary Emma Hamp; and Hazel Cosby Lewis, born in Richmond, 22 November 1895, married 8 May 1920, John Thomas Hamp. [See Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Genealogies and Biographies].
Of Sarah Jane, William C.’s first wife, we read the following account: from “Pioneer Midwives,” in Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 6:The year 1873 came with one of the biggest events in the life of Sarah Jane, now 39 years of age and the mother of nine children. It was in this year that she was called on what she chose to call her "mission." She tells of it as follows: "Eliza R. Snow came to Richmond to find two women to be sent to Salt Lake to study midwifery. I, Sarah Jane Lewis and Mrs. Sarah Durney were chosen. When I found I was to go, I said plenty of mean things about the ones who thought I could go. I was leaving nine children, the youngest 18 months old. I thought there were plenty others who could go easier and do better work than I. My sister Julia, wife of Henry Grow, lived in Salt Lake City so I decided to go visit with her and have a heart to heart talk with President Young and tell him how impossible it would be for me to leave my family. President Young listened to me very patiently and then said, 'Sister Lewis I will give you my blessing; you will stay here the allotted time, study; your children will be well and happy during your absence. You shall be blessed in your work. When you have a difficult case, call on me, I promise to be with you, and above all things, have faith.' On returning home I had the best of luck. I always lived in settlements where there were no doctors until Doctor Adamson came to Richmond in 1893. I not only attended women but doctored men and children and was never sorry for the knowledge I attained. I always thought of myself as a missionary." It appears that the young woman had an undying faith and confidence in the blessing of Brigham Young. From the practice of obstetrics she branched into other phases of the roll of "country doctor." The large portion of the rest of her active life she spent caring for the sick. She was always subject to call, day or night. Most of her work she did as a matter of free service. Occasionally a patient was able to pay and when she could, Sarah Jane's "going price" was three dollars for a delivery. Never did she receive more than five dollars. In the summertime she would gather tansy, hore-hound, peppermint, rhubarb-root, and sage, dry and powder them, and place them in her small black satchel along with calomel, assaferida, camphor, etc. Sarah Jane, aged 78 years, passed away . . . in her own home. . . . She had spent much of 33 years of her life in bringing relief and comfort to the sick. To them she was kind, good natured "Aunt Sarah."Martha Ann Lewis, married Sanford Bingham.
Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, born in Franklin, 3 April 1835; died in Springville, Utah, Utah, 4 March 1866; married in Ogden, 3 Nov 1850, George Preston Davis, a farmer and veteran of the Black Hawk War, who died in Salem, December 1909. Children: Sarah Elizabeth Davis, born in Ogden, 26 December 1852, died in Salem, Utah, 14 July 1894, married in Salem, 21 January 1867, George Hanks; George Henry Davis, born in Payson, 4 November 1854, died 5 December 1858; Rachel Johanna Davis, born in Springville, Utah, Utah, 23 October 1855, died in Price, Carbon, Utah, 12 June 1930, married (1) in Diamond City, Juab, Utah, 17 August 1873, Robert Alonzo Powell, and (2) James McGerry; Benjamin Marian Davis, born in Springville, 3 June 1859, died in Benjamin, Utah, Utah, 12 February 1932, married in Logan, Cache, Utah, 21 December 1887, Lilly Selina Evans; William Preston Davis, born in Springville, 14 August 1861, died 12 August 1936; and John Oliver Davis, born in Springville, 20 July 1864, died in Salem, 6 May 1946, married (1) in Springville, 20 September 1894, Myrtle Hogan (divorced) and (2) in Price, Carbon, Utah, 3 April 1905, Sarah Lacretia (or Cilicia) McKindrick [See Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah Genealogies and Biographies].
Rebecca Jane Lewis, born in Hauns Mill, Caldwell, Missouri, 26 July 1838; died 8 December 1838.
Neriah Fredrick Lewis, son of David and Ann (Beason) Lewis, born in Guilford, Guilford, North Carolina, 27 June 1778; died in Macoupin, Illinois, 27 November 1843; buried in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois; married in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, 4 March 1800, Mary Moss, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Julian) Moss, born in Rochester, Georgia, 29 October 1775; died and buried in Macoupin, Illinois; 1844.
Children of Neriah Fredrick Lewis and Mary Moss:Ann Lewis, born in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, 21 December 1800; died 1876; married in Simpson, Kentucy, 14 December 1823, Ellis Wilcox. Children: Lucinda Wilcox, born in Simpson, 15 February 1825, married 3 October 1844, Thomas Rhea; Mary Wilcox, born in Simpson, 9 September 1826; Malinda Wilcox, born in Sangamon County, Illinois, 8 November 1828; Thomas Moore Wilcox, born in Sangamon, 28 June 1831, married 27 March 1856, Catherine Rubble; John F. Wilcox, born in Sangamon, 12 February 1836; Charles H. Wilcox, born in Sangamon, 10 May 1838, married 11 September 1864, Carolina Caruthers; Samuel M. Wilcox, born in Surgar Creek, Sangamon, 2 November 1840; William Wilcox, born in Sangamon, 3 April 1842; Josiah L. Wilcox, born in Sangamon, 26 November 1844, married Alice V. Parker.
Martha Lewis, born in Pendleton, 6 March 1802; died 3 May 1843; married Irwin Moore and Travis Moore. The latter (and probably the former as well) was son of Thomas Guthrie and Edith (Trent) Moore. Child (by Travis): Neriah Thomas Moore, born in Island Grove, Sangamore, Illinois, 23 March 1832, died in Salt Lake, October 1886, married in Sessions Settlement, Davis, Utah, 20 July 1855, Rhoda Caroline Knight
Benjamin Franklin Lewis, married Joanna Ryon.
Tarlton Lewis, born in Pendleton, 18 May 1805; died in Teasdale, Wayne, Utah, 22 Nov 1890; buried in Teasdale. Tarlton Lewis moved to Simpson County, Kentucky, with his parents in 1809. He married there, 27 March 1828, Malinda Gimlin daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Moore) Gimlin, born in Burksville, Cumberland, Kentucky, 27 March 1811, died in Richfield, Sevier, Utah 5 June 1894. Children: Samuel Lewis, born in Simpson, 27 October 1829, died in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, 7 September 1911, married in Parowan, 1 January 1854, Sarah Jane Huntsman; Mary Lewis, born in Simpson 10 September 1831, died in Macoupin County, Illinois, 11 February 1837; Beason Lewis, born in Macoupin, 19 February 1836, died in Aurora, Sevier, Utah, 5 April 1902, married (1) in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, 1868, Adeline Rhodes, and (2) in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, 20 May 1873, Maria Magdalena Naser. Edward Partridge Lewis, born in Nauvoo, 3 January 1840, died in Pottawattamie, Iowa, 12 December 1846; Malinda Lewis, born in Nauvoo, 30 January 1844, died in Parowan, Iron, Utah, 28 August 1857; Tarlton Lewis, born in Pottawattamie, Iowa, 23 December 1846, died in Anabella, Sevier, Utah, 30 March 1926, married in Salt Lake, 1866, Almira (Elmyra or Elmira) Ferguson; Martha Lewis, born in Salt Lake, 10 June 1849, died in Thurber, Wayne, Utah, 11 May 1885, married in Salt Lake, 23 January 1866, Christian Johansen (Johnson); Ephraim Lewis, born in Parowan 17 June 1852, died in Minersville, 20 April 1868.
In October 1833, Tarlton and family moved to Macoupin County, Illinois. A convert to Mormonism, Tarlton was baptized on 25 July 1836 by his brother, Benjamin Lewis, with whom, the following year, he removed with his family to Caldwell County, Missouri. There, having been wounded by the mob at Haun’s Mill, 30 October 1838, he buried his brother, Benjamin, who died at the hands of the same mob. Having been expelled from Missouri, Tarlton and his family (consisting of his wife and two children), moved first to Quincy, Illinois, then in October 1839 to Commerce (afterwards Nauvoo), Illinois. Tarlton spent nine months in the Black River country getting out timber for the Nauvoo Temple; later, he took charge of the large cranes used in building the temple. Meanwhile, he was ordained a High Priest and set apart to preside as Bishop over the Fourth Ward in Nauvoo, under the hands of Jospeh and Hyrum Smith, and office he held until 1846, when mobs once again drove the Mormons from their homes. He passed the winter, 1846-47 at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, where his son Samuel, age 17, enlisted in the Mormon Battalion, Company C (26 June 1846), and where, probably on account of his skill as a Carpenter, Tarlton was chosen to travel with the pioneer company that President Brigham Young led into Salt Lake Valley.
The following account of the journey, somewhat abridged, is from Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2:Great wisdom was shown by President Young and his associates in the selection of the men who were to comprise the pioneer band. They were chosen for their ability to make roads, build bridges, erect temporary quarters and provide food by hunting. There were builders, mechanics, masons, and many other trades so necessary for the journey across the plains and the first years in the valley. Fourteen companies were organized into tens with a captain over each. In addition there were captains of hundreds and fifties appointed. The captains of the hundreds were: Stephen Markham and Albert P. Rockwood; of fifties, Addison Everett, Tarlton Lewis and James Case. There was also a military organization, the officers of which were Brigham Young, Lieutenant-General; Jesse C. Little, Adjutant; Stephen Markham, Colonel; John Pack and Shadrach Roundy, Majors; Thomas Tanner, Captain of the Artillery. The artillery consisted of one cannon carried first in a wagon and later mounted on a pair of separate wheels. . . . Since there were eight horses that were not attached to teams, President Young named eight men to hunt on horseback. Eleven men were selected to hunt on foot, namely . . . Tarlton Lewis. . . It was not at first intended that any women or children should join the pioneer company because of the hardships and dangers which necessarily must be faced on so long and hard a journey, but Harriet,the wife of Lorenzo Young, pleaded so earnestly to accompany her husband . . . that permission was finally granted . . . for her to make the journey. . . Clara Decker Young, wife of Brigham Young, and Ellen Saunders Kimball, wife of Heber C. Kimball, and two children also made the journey with the pioneer company. The women were ministering angels to the sick along the route. When the original company of Utah Pioneers left Winter Quarters [16 April 1847] they numbered one hundred forty-eight souls, but en route several changes were made in the group. . . [at Fort Laramie, 3 June, four men left the company 3 June to deliver mail (349 letters) to the Mormon Battalion at Pueblo; 4 June, Robert Crow’s company of Mississippi and Illinois Saints, consisting of seventeen persons, joined the 2nd division; 18 June, on the Platte, nine men stayed behind to tend the ferry; 3 July, five men left the company to meet their families, supposed to have been in the next emigration company, several hundred miles to the rear; a few days later, at Green River, ten men of the Mormon Battalion, including Thomas Bingham, joined the Pioneer Company. On its arrival in Salt Lake Valley, 22 through 24 July 1847, the Company consisted of 151 souls.]The first order of business was the construction of a fort for protection against Indians. Concurrently, within this enclosure, the pioneers began construction of adobe huts and log cabins. Brigham Young remained in Salt Lake only a month before turning east again to meet other emigrant companies, but before his departure, he orchestrated a survey of the site, the choice of a name (“Great Salt Lake City”), and the appointment of a presiding Bishop, Tarlton Lewis – the first Bishop of Salt Lake. “Under the direction of Bishop Tarlton Lewis,” wrote Andrew Jenson, “the brethren of the valley continued their labors on the houses which were being erected in the stockade, in what is known as Pioneer Square. Most of the houses were built in the interest of the immigrant trains, soon to arrive from the east." Tarlton was also appointed overseer of the stockade, in place of Colonel Rockwood. With the arrival of nine additional companies in September and October 1847, the number of “saints” in the valley grew to about 2,000. On 7 November 1847, stake officers under Stake President John Smith (Joseph Smith’s uncle), divided the Salt Lake Ward to form five new wards, with Tarlton Lewis as Bishop of the ward in the north half of the Old Fort. At this meeting, officers of the Stake allowed Tarlton $1.00 “for hanging the bell, to be collected and paid with the gate tax.” In Fall 1848, the Church sent Tarlton back to meet President Young and incoming companies, among which were his wife and children. In February 1849, when Great Salt Lake was divided into nineteen wards, Tarlton was chosen as first counselor to Bishop Edward Hunter of the Thirteenth Ward.
Late in 1850, President Young called upon Tarlton to help George A. Smith establish a settlement in Little Salt Lake Valley; thus, Tarlton became one of the founders of Parowan, Iron County, where he served as Bishop until spring 1858. We learn, from Smith’s journal, some of the things that occupied Tarleton’s time during his first few months in Parowan:January 20, 1851: Bishop Lewis and nine other men started up the canyon to cut timber for the meetinghouse . . .In 1858, President Young sent Tarlton Lewis, Isaac Grundy, Jesse N. Smith and William Barton into Beaver Valley. Exploring the territory there, they discovered rich deposits of lead and iron. They took the specimens to Brigham Young, who ordered them, together with Sidney Tanner, John Blackburn, Edwin Bingham, Samuel Lewis, and James H. Rollins, to open the mines and locate a settlement nearby. This they did in May 1859, having named the settlement Minersville. The location of the mine, ultimately known as Lincoln Mine, was recorded in Beaver County on 7 December 1870 and was divided equally among the locators, 200 feet given to each. In 1873, the Lewis family moved to Joseph, in Sevier County, where they lived in the United Order. By 1877, Tarlton and his family were living in Richfield, Sevier County. There, on 16 July, Tarlton was set apart as Bishop of the Second Ward under the hands of Erastus Snow and Orson Hyde, but was obliged to resign the post a year later on account of ill health. He died in 1890 at the home of his son, Beason Lewis, near Teasdale, Wayne County, Utah.
May 24: Tarlton Lewis and Brimhall took a walk up Red Break and took their spades with them. They made an excavation into a mound, found adobe wall and some human bones and timber
June 16: Brother Tarlton Lewis went south the examine the possibility of bringing water out of Red Breaks to water our fields. He reported rather unfavorably, then he and Joel H. Johnson and W. H. Dame examined Summit Peak, and that was no good.
June 27: Brother Lewis, Grove, and Elmer went out to meet their families and returned with them in the evening.
Tarlton Lewis is also said to have married Elizabeth Carson (1856), Jane Pearce, and Lydia Cummings. By Elizabeth, Tarlton had two children -- Benjamin, born in Parowan, 1 February 1858, died in Circleville, Piute, Utah, 5 February 1931, married (1) about 1883 Henrietta Pearson and (2) in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, 10 February 1890, Alice Thomas; William David Lewis, born in Parowan 6 May 1860, died in Parowan 8 February 1913, married in Parowan, 13 January 1881, Sarah Synthelia Barton. Two children are also attributed to Jane – Joseph Lewis, born in Parowan in 1859, and Adelbert Lewis, born in Parowan in 1861.
Sources for Tarlton's history include: Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Vol. 3, Biographies and Vol. 4, Additional Biographies; Encyclopedic History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; “Salt Lake's Original Nineteen LDS Wards,” in An Enduring Legacy, Vol. 3; “The Old Fort” in Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 17; “Monuments Erected by Daughters of Utah Pioneers,” in Heart Throbs of the West, Vol. 6
Tarlton’s son, Samuel, a member of the Mormon Battalion, Company C, was born in Simpson County, Kentucky, Oct. 27, 1829. He was baptized by David Evans in Caldwell County, Missouri, in 1837, came with the Pioneers from Nauvoo to Mount Pisgah in 1846, and enlisted in the Battalion at Council Bluffs 16 July 1846. Having served one year he was discharged at Los Angeles, 6 July 1847. He arrived in the "Valley" in December, 1847, and settled in Salt Lake. A stone cutter by trade, Samuel worked on the Nauvoo Temple until the walls were completed, about eighteen months on the St. George Temple, fourteen months on the Salt Lake Temple, and four months on the Manti Temple. He went to Parowan in 1851, where he served as first counselor to his father (Bishop Tarlton Lewis); the, in 1880, to Arizona, where he was one of the first settlers in Pima. He helped to build John W. Young's factory at Moan Coppy, located at Thatcher, Arizona, about 1888 or 1889, and died in Phoenix, Arizona, 31 August 1911. [Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, Miscellaneous Biographies]
John Moss Lewis, born in Pendleton, 19 May 1807; died Mar 1891; married 1832, Elizabeth Wood (or Woods) and Mary McClure. John had four children by Elizabeth, all born in Macoupin, Illinois -- William Lewis (1841); Charles Lewis (1845); Elizabeth Lewis (1848); and Kate Lewis (1852), married John Proffitt.
Beason Lewis, born in Pendleton, 23 February 1809; died 22 January 1888 in Richmond, Cache, Utah. A polygamist, Beason married Elizabeth Ryon, daughter of Leonard and Frances (Adams) Ryon, born in Clark County, Kentucky, 19 November 1809, died in Richmond, 15 April 1883. Also married, 28 February 1854, Elizabeth (Pond) Whitney, a widow, daughter of Stillman and Almira Elizabeth (Whitmore) Pond, born in Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts, died in Richmond 12 May 1899, and, 11 March 1872, Sarah Simpson, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Standring) Simpson, born in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, 26 January 1818, died in Cove, Cache, Utah, 4 November 1897. Beason is also said (by some sources) to have married Rebecca Jane Ryon. Though not Mormons at the time, Beason and his wife came to Utah in 1847 in the David Spencer Company. At a meeting of the High Council, 10 October 1847, “President John Smith reported that Beeson Lewis turned in a bull at Winter Quarters to draw the cannon; that the bull gave out about a hundred miles back; that Brother Seeley had driven him in and wanted pay for it. It was decided that Brother Lewis have his bull and if Brother Seeley felt that he should be paid for driving it in, that he could call on the High Council for his pay” [“High Council Meetings,” Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 9]. Beason converted to the Church and was baptized on 1 January 1851. Betsey was baptized in 1853. Sometime between 1848 and 1856, Beason and “Betsey” set up a ranch “at the point of the mountain” about twelve miles west of Salt Lake City, where they raised children, cattle, and horses, some of the latter sometimes used for carrying the Eastern mail. During this time, the family spent at least one summer away from the ranch, grazing their livestock in the vicinity of Spanish Fork. Several printed sources would have Beason serving in 1856 in the Las Vegas mission, but in this they are confusing Beason with his nephew, son of Tarlton Lewis. In April 1860, the Lewises removed to Cache Valley, and were among the first settlers of Richmond. They also acquired a farm on Three Mile Creek, Box Elder County, in or before 1861.
Beason’s niece, Vilate (Lewis) Elggren (daughter of William Crawford Lewis), penned the following tribute to her uncle and his wife [“Foster Parents of Fourteen Children,” Heart Throbs of the West, Vol. 5]:Beason Lewis and Elizabeth Ryon Lewis were known and beloved as benefactors to at least fourteen children who were orphaned or in need of parental direction. Not having any children of their own, they gave to their foster children every care that they could have showered upon their very own. Born in South Carolina in 1809, Beason Lewis was raised on great plantations which were more often than not, Federal Land Grants, because of service by his forefathers, to the country in the French and Indian War, as well as the war with England. He was the fourth of seven sons and he had three sisters. He and his brother Benjamin, married sisters who lived on an adjoining plantation. They were daughters of Leonard Ryons. Benjamin was killed at Hawns Mill Massacre, in Caldwell County, Missouri, on October 30, 1838 and his family was left without a father's protection, so Beason and Elizabeth took the mother and six children back to Nauvoo to their home, friends and family. The Benjamin Lewis family had joined the Church and were on their way with the Saints at the time of this tragedy. The mother passed away at Nauvoo and the Mormon children were taken by Beason and Elizabeth. They were among the Saints driven from Nauvoo, although Beason and Elizabeth did not belong to the Church at this time. They came with the second Company of Pioneers to Utah, in September 1847. Beason and Elizabeth went back to Winter Quarters in a very short time and took with them William C. Lewis, their nephew, then seventeen years old. The men returned to Utah in the fall of 1848, but Elizabeth remained in the East to close out their estate. She came back to Utah in 1853. Beason joined the Church in January 1851, and Elizabeth was baptized shortly after her return to Utah. Beason married a widow, Elizabeth Pond Whitney, who had a daughter Almira. They had also taken into their home Martha and Maria Kingsbury, whose mother had passed away seven years before. William H. Skidmore, father of Charles Skidmore, superintendent of the public schools of Utah, was taken into the home at nine years of age and lived with them as their own son. Because of the grasshopper scourge, Mrs. Skidmore was unable to feed her children. About this same time, B. F. Grant was also living in their home and was expected to be a foster son. His father had died and his mother had remarried and left him with his grandparents, who asked Brother Beason Lewis to raise him. They provided an excellent home; Beason Lewis was a good provider, and Elizabeth was known as a marvelous cook. All the cooking was done over an open fire. It was because of the excellent cooperation and good will of Elizabeth that these children were accepted into the home. They were systematic and kept everything in perfect order. Beason Lewis was a cooper by trade, as were his brothers and father. For wedding presents he promised each of his foster daughters a set of tubs and buckets and a churn and other necessary articles of that type. To the boys who remained with him, he gave a team of mules and ten acres of land, when they married, which was valued at least $800.00. W. L. Skidmore wrote this tribute: "When I was nine years old, mother gave me to Uncle Beason Lewis. For some time I had not tasted bread. I was hungry. Cooked wild roots and weeds were my bill of fare. When Uncle Beason took me to his house, Aunt Betsy cut off a big slice of bread, spread it thickly with butter and gave it to me. That was the sweetest, best food I ever ate in my life." Beason Lewis was a great lover of horses. He owned the most beautiful span of perfectly matched dapple greys in Richmond, Utah. He had a two-seated, pea-green colored sleigh and sleigh bells, the only bells in town. On cold winter mornings he would drive out with his fine outfit. He would stop at every intersection and children ran from every direction to climb into the sleigh. He would take them to school and come back for more as the need might be. No Pied Piper ever out-classed Uncle Beason. Marinda Monson Skidmore was one of those children. She says: "He will live in the hearts of those who knew him until the last of these has passed away." B. F. Grant said: "No boy or girl that lived with them could have a more royal father and mother than they were to all of us that lived with them during my stay in this home. I believe God will bless their memory for what they did for us. And I am sure that there is a place in the Kingdom of God where they can continue in the wonderful work of caring for boys and girls."Notwithstanding these complimentary words, Grant (i.e., Brigham F. Grant, brother of LDS President Heber J. Grant, and general manager of the Deseret News), apparently was not a happy camper in the Lewis household. His obituary (28 September 1936) tells us that the Lewises had failed to provide him with instruction in reading and writing, and that when he, Grant, was twelve, he ran away, having made arrangements for this purpose with the wagon boss on one of the ox teams freighting into the mining regions of Montana.
Samuel Lewis, born in Kentucky, 1 November 1810; died 1882; married about 1835 Rebecca Wright, who gave him a son, David Lewis, born in Carlinsville, Macoupin, Illinois, 1841. The family is on recorded in the 1850 census for Macoupin.
Elizabeth Lewis, born in Simpson, Kentucky, 25 June 1812; died 5 November 1843. Is said (probably erroneously) to have married “Mr. Bingham."
David Lewis, born in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, 10 Apr 1814; died in Parowan, Iron, Utah, 2 September 1855; buried in Parowan; married in Franklin, Duritha Traill, 23 November 1834; also married Elizabeth Carson, 4 August 1852, and (possibly) Clarissa Harding. Duritha, daughter of Soloman and Nancy (Durant) Traill (or Trail), was born in Franklin, 5 January 1813, and died in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, 1 April 1878. Children: Arminta (or Mahala Arminta) Lewis, born in Simpson, Kentucy, 20 October 1835, married George Baker; Preston King Lewis, born 15 November 1838 (probably in Missouri, but possibly in Illinois), died in Heber, Wasatch, Utah, 21 January 1913, married (1) in Salt Lake, 4 January 1856, Virtue Ann Bowthorpe and (2) in Salt Lake, 13 September 1869, Sarah Coleman; David Lewis, born in Nauvoo, Illinois 1 March 1843, died near Sacramento, California, 30 September 1866; Sidney Lewis, born in Pattawattamie, Iowa, 1 August 1848, died in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, 28 November 1929, married (1) 5 January 1874, Elizabeth Coleman, and (2) 10 October 1876, Elizabeth Blair; Olive Lewis, born in Pattawattamie, 1 August 1848, died 25 January 1880, married David Brenton and Wylie Hill; William Trail Lewis, born in Salt Lake 14 June 1852, died in Salt Lake 25 January 1867. Elizabeth Carson, daughter of Samuel and Eliza Jane (Adair) Carson, was born in Carreltown, Pickens, Alabama, 10 August 1833. In 1856, Elizabeth married David’s brother, Tarlton. She married Niels Otto Mortenson in or before 1863, and died in Parowan, Iron, Utah, 23 June 1901.
A convert to Mormonism, David was baptized, 24 March 1835, about the same time as his brother, Benjamin. With his family, he accompanied his brothers Benjamin and Tarlton to Missouri, where he survived the massacre at Haun’s Mill, and joined in the exodus to Illinois. In August 1846, we find him on the Missouri River, 150 miles north of Winter Quarters, where, at the age of 32, together with Erastus Bingham and Thomas Gates, he was one of eleven High Councilors to President George Miller [“Joseph Holbrook” in An Enduring Legacy, Vol. 1]. He arrived in Utah with the David Spencer Company, 19 September 1847. On 6 October 1853, President Young called upon David to join a mission to the Indians living in the southern part of Utah Territory (now Washington County). The missionaries spent some time at Harmony, where they built a fort, then, in June 1854, moved on to the Indian encampment on the Santa Clara River. David served as First Counselor to the President of the Mission, Rufus C. Allen. [“Missions to the Indians” and “Santa Clara,” An Enduring Legacy, Vol. 12; “Pioneer Forts of the West: Washington County” in Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 9; “Santa Clara Ward” in Encyclopedic History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]. The circumstances of David’s untimely death in 1855 are not known.
Neriah Lewis, born in Franklin, 29 April 1816; died in Richmond, 22 Jul 1890; married in Kentucky, 5 January 1838, Rebecca Hendricks and, 28 March 1856, Martha Catherine Youngblood. Rebecca, born 23 December 1817, died in Salt Lake, 11 November 1854, was daughter of Samuel and Rebecca (Dorris) Hendricks of Kentucky, who came to Utah with the Orson Pratt company. By her, Neriah sired William Hendricks Lewis, born in Macoupin County, Illinois 14 October 1837, died in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, 9 September 1905, married Martha Pitt; Benjamin Marion Lewis, born in Carlinville, Macoupin County, 20 March 1841, died in Logan, Cache, Utah, 29 August 1926, married Barbara Crockett; Neriah Robert Lewis, born in Macoupin, Illinois, 10 March 1843, died in Oxford, Bannock, Idaho, 26 October 1913, married Amada Jane Allred, 20 January 1864; and Rebecca Louisa Lewis, born in Council Point, Iowa, 7 September 1848, married M. W. Merrell. [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Genealogies and Biographies]
Martha Catherine Youngblood, daughter of John and Edna (Neal) Youngblood, born 25 December 1836, died in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, 12 June 1919, buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, gave Neriah the following children: Azra Hinkley Lewis, born in Farmington, Cache, Utah, 15 December 1856, died 14 June 1927; Martha Ellen Lewis, born in Farmington, 24 May 1859, died 6 April 1862; Orson (or Orsen) Hyde Lewis, born in Richmond, 27 May 1861, died 1 February 1878; Lydia Lewis, born in Richmond, 18 November 1863; Francis H. Lewis, born in Richmond, 15 January 1865, died in Oxford, Bannock, Idaho, 5 January 1920, buried in Oxford, married in Logan, 15 October 1884, Mary Jane Bess; Willard Lewis, born in Richmond, 28 April 1866, died in Preston, Franklin, Idaho, 26 October 1919, married 31 May 1916 Ellen Heywood Nutter; Ezra Lewis, born in Richmond, 18 November 1867, died in Preston, 13 November 1947, buried in Richmond, married in Ogden, 19 November 1894, Sarah Ann Blake; Wilford Lewis, born in Richmond, 25 July 1869, died in Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, 21 November 1939, married in Logan, 17 September 1889, Georgina Lucinda Bess; Albert Edward Lewis, born in Richmond 25 March 1872, died in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, 13 January 1934, buried in Clifton, married in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, 18 May 1893, Fannie Elizabeth Cotterell; Hattie Arminta Lewis, born in Richmond, 12 February 1878, died 14 June 1881.
Neriah and Rebecca moved from Simpson County, Kentucky, to Macoupin County, Illinois, where according to son William, “they made a new home and were prosperous for about nine years.” In the winter of 1846-47, wrote William, “My uncle David Lewis came to my father’s house and preached the gospel to my parents. My father accepted the same, and few weeks later sold out and moved to Nauvoo, where the family stopped with my father’s and mother’s people for about two weeks. We then started for the great unknown west, traveling through Iowa to the Missouri River.” There, according to another son, Benjamin, “My father stopped and worked in several places till the spring of 1851, when we started across the plains for the valley of the Great Salt Lake. We were about six months on the plains, and arrived in Salt Lake City in October 1851, in Captain James Cummings’ company. The family lived in Salt Lake about two years, then removed to Centerville, Davis County, and finally to Richmond, Cache County. William Hendricks Lewis served as President of the Benson Stake; Benjamin Marion Lewis was from 1861 to 1901 Bishop of the First Ward in Logan, Cache County, Utah [see their biographies in Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol 1].
Hyrum Lewis, born in Franklin, 11 February 1818; died 11 February 1858; married, 3 December 1838, Cecelia Harris.
Mary M. Lewis, born in Franklin, 25 November 1820; died 1888; married J. Blackburn.
David Lewis, son of John and Priscilla (Brooks) Lewis, born in (possibly) Guilford, Guilford, North Carolina, 21 Mar 1747; died in Anderson, South Carolina, 22 Jun 1822; buried in Pendleton district; married in New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina, on or before 30 January 1768, Ann Beeson, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Hunter) Beeson, born in Hopewell, Frederick, Virginia, 30 May 1749; died in Pendleton, 7 December 1812. We are told that the New Garden Quarterly Meeting of Quakers, 30 January 1768, disowned Ann for “marrying out of unity.” This information is suspect, however, inasmuch as we believe David to have been of Quaker origins. In the War of the Revolution, David served as a member of Captain Benjamin Bailey's Company, 10th NC Regiment, 4 December 1781 to 4 December 1782.
Children of David Lewis and Ann Beeson:Isaiah Lewis, born in Guilford, 3 September 1769; died in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, 25 January 1837; married in Guilford, 1794, Nancy Julian. Born in Guilford, 1773, died in Illinois, 28 June 1845.
Pricilla Lewis, born in Guilford, 4 September 1770; married 1791, Thomas Field, born in Guilford, 1766.
Jacob Lewis (Reverend), born in Guilford, 14 January 1772; died in Pickens County, South Carolina, 4 August 1857; buried in Pickens; married in Guilford, 22 February 1792, Alcy (or Aisley) Leonard.
Joab Lewis, born in Guilford, 23 December 1773; married Catherine Leonard and Phelba Barton
Catherine Lewis, born in Guilford, about 1774; married in Wilkes County, North Carolina, 31 July 1795, Joshua Story.
Abner Lewis, born in Guilford, 22 Sep 1775.
Neriah Fredrick Lewis, married Mary Moss.
Benjamin Lewis, born in Guilford, 26 May 1781.
Elizabeth Lewis, born in Guilford, 21 Sep 1783; died in Pickens, South Carolina, 4 Oct 1840; buried in Pickens; married in Guilford, 1802 (or 1804), Micajah Alexander.
Cosby Lewis, born in Guilford, 17 July 1785; married in Guilford, 1806, John Wooddall.
Tarlton Lewis, born in Guilford, 11 August 1787; buried in Fairmount, Gordon, Georgia; married, 8 January 1807, Rachel Williams.
Peter Lewis, born in Guilford, 1788.
Hannah Lewis, born in Guilford, 2 October 1789; married Ezekial Harlen, 1805, and Silas Perry, 1821. Hannah is said to have died in Johnson County, Missouri, 22 July 1869.
John Lewis, son of David and Mary (Crawford) Lewis, born about 1720, possibly in Orange County, Virginia; died in Randolph County, North Carolina, 10 Jun 1802; married, possibly in Frederick County, Virginia, 16 October 1745, Priscilla Brooks, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Warren) Brooks, born 16 Oct 1725; died in Randolph County after 1802. [John Lewis Bible Record, copy in the Huntsville, Alabama, Public Library].
Children of John Lewis and Priscilla Brooks:David Lewis, married Ann Beeson.
Jacob Lewis, born in Rowan (now Guilford) County, North Carolina (or Frederick County, Virginia), 24 May 1750; died in Wilkes County, Georgia, 23 November 1812; married Sarah Avery Nolan, 16 January 1769.
Rosanna Lewis, born in Rowan County, North Carolina, 5 July 1752; married --- West..
Jean Lewis, born in Rowan County, 15 July 1755; died about 1825; married John Campbell.
Stephen Lewis, born in Rowan County, 4 June 1757; died in Randolph County, 1792.
Richard Lewis, born in Rowan County, 22 Jul 1759; died 1809; married Lydia Fields.
Sarah Lewis, born in Rowan County, 15 January 1763; married about 1785, Isaiah Ruckman
John Lewis, born in Rowan County, 9 March 1765; died in Wayne County, Indiana, 5 April 1848; buried in Wayne County; married in Guilford County, 15 March 1781, Sarah Ruckman.
David Lewis, son of David and (possibly) Jane (Crawford) Lewis, born, maybe, in 1694; married 17 January 1720, Mary Crawford, daughter of John Crawford, born in Virginia about 1694.
There is, as we might expect, much conflicting information about David and Mary. According to one source, David was born in Frederick County, Virginia, “where our Lewis bunch lived for several generations,” but the date attributed to his birth (1694) seems a bit early for Frederick County, and the same source says that he was living “in a religious colony in Delaware” in 1735. This source also says that he died in 1795 (not impossible, but unlikely, since he would have been over 100 years old); other sources [citing Michael Cook, Pioneer Lewis Families, Vol. 1] say he was born in Pychyawaxon, Charles County, Maryland, 14 December 1694, and died in Cartaret, North Carolina, 11 November 1773. “Cartaret” we assume to be “Carteret County,” but this location is far enough removed from Rowan County to be doubtful as a place of death without some explanation as to how and why David ended up there.
We do have on record land transactions for the Lewises in the vicinity of Opequon Creek, which flows through Frederick County, Virginia, and Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, West Virginia (then part of Frederick). David engaged James Wood to survey 516 acres “on Opechon,” 21 November 1735, and 316 acres “on the west side of Opeckon,” 2 March 1736. On 6 June 1738, John Smith (b. 1680) sold David Lewis sixty acres of the 420 acres near Middleway (Jefferson County), for which he (Smith) received the patent on 20 August 1734. Sometime before 16 January 1744, Andrew Hampton sold his 200 acres of Opequon land to David Lewis and Jacob Brooks. On 24 October 1751, for £50, David Lewis purchased from William Hiatt 184 acres “where Lewis now lives” on the east side of Opequon Creek, south of and adjacent to his son David’s 400-acre grant. On 1 September 1756, after they had moved to South Carolina, David and his wife Mary sold 150 acres of this 184 tract back to Hiatt for £60, together with the sixty acres they had purchased from Smith, for which Hiatt paid them £100. [O’Dell, pp. 150, 153].
The information we have on the origins (parentage) of David and Mary (Crawford) Lewis is, at best speculative. David is said to have been the son of David and Jane (Crawford) Lewis, but we have seen no evidence of this claim. Moreover, we are inclined to think that some of our sources are attributing the “Crawford” surname to the wife and the mother of David only because he named one of his sons “Crawford.” It is quite possible, in our humble opinion, that neither the wife nor the mother was a Crawford. We would be on firmer ground if we could identify a place of origin for David and Mary. A David and Mary Lewis sold land in New Castle County, Delaware, in 1727, 1740, and 1751, but according to O’Dell, they were “probably not the Opequon Lewises.” There was also a David Lewis on the tax lists for Haverford township, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1715 and 1718-1722. If this were our David, however, we would expect to find a record of his marriage to Mary in Pennsylvania (we have not yet looked for it). In a Genforum message dated 26 December 1998, one Judy Hughes states: “I have information that Mary Crawford was, in fact, born in 1692 in Guilford, North Carolina, and probably moved to Frederick, Virginia as an infant or a child.” We will have to ask Judy where she got this information, which is, at best, improbable [There was no settlement in Rowan County before 1740. [See Samuel J. Ervin, Jr., A Colonial History of Rowan County, North Carolina (Raleigh, 1917)].
Children of David Lewis and Mary Crawford:John Lewis married Priscilla Brooks.
Benjamin Lewis, born about 1722.
David Lewis, born, possibly in Frederick, Virginia, about 1725; is said to have married (1) Mary ---, (2) Tabitha ---, and (3) Pricilla Merchant. David Lewis, Jr., retained John Baylis to survey 400 acres of land, which he bought from Captain Richard Morgan and on which he lived, at the mouth of Mill Creek on the west side of Opequon Creek. A Fairfax grant was issued for this property on 2 March 1753 (Tracts 91B and 188). On 1 August 1768, David and his wife, Tabitha, sold 145 acres of this grant (Tract 188) to Dr. John Briscoe for £100. They sold the remainder of this property to their son, David, on 12 December 1782 for £99 10s. David and Tabitha had had 164 additional acres on the southern boundary of their 400-acre grant. They sold 61 of these acres to Briscoe on 6 August 1764 (£500) and the remaining 103 to James Stewart on 2 June 1766 (£50). [O'Dell, pp. 149, 153].
Crawford Lewis, born in Frederick, Virginia, about 1727.
Eleanor Lewis, born 1730.
Stephen Lewis, born in Frederick, Virginia, about 1730.
Jacob Lewis, born in Frederick, Virginia, about 1732 .
Richard Lewis, born in Frederick, Virginia, about 1734.
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