Lake County Ohio GenWeb
OBITUARIES AND LIFE SKETCHES
OF THE EARLY SAINTS WHO LIVED AND DIED IN THE KIRTLAND, OHIO AREA
--by Janet Lisonbee
In 1811, the first burying ground had its beginnings on the west side of Liberty Street and in 1822, another cemetery, the Painesville Burying Ground, was established on the south side of Washington Street. In 1860, the City of Painesville established Evergreen Cemetery with the purchase of 24 acres and the first burial was January 23, 1860. In 1877 notice was given in the paper to lot owners of the old burying grounds to attend to removal of their loved ones, since the area would soon be used for a public school. Today Evergreen Cemetery, maintained and operated by the City of Painesville contains 34 acres with approximately 19,000 burials.
DIRECTIONS: From the Kirtland Temple travel north until Interstate 90 East Exit. Take 90 East to Painesville/Chardon (Rt. 44) exit. At light, turn right. Take Painesville (Rt. 84) exit. Stay on Rt. 84 (go straight through all the lights). This road turns into Bank Street and then merges with State Street. When you come to Main Street, turn right and stay on this road for approximately ½ mile until you see the cemetery on your left. The office is located on the turn just before the cemetery.
Even though no early members of the church are believed to be buried in Evergreen Cemetery, there are some folks who have had an influence on early Mormon history and are buried here and are as follows:
BISSELL, BENJAMIN (1805 – 1878) Benjamin Bissell was a Painesville lawyer and was a member of the State legislature in the late 1830’s to early 1840’s. He followed the bill for the formation of a new county through the proper legislative channels, and on March 20, 1840, Lake County was formed from Geauga County. He served as Joseph Smith’s lawyer and rescued him many times from the “vexatious lawsuits”. Joseph wrote of him, “Mr. Bussel [Bissell] the State’s Attorney for Portage County called on me this evening: He is a gentlemanly appearing man, and treated me with respect.” [Jesse, Personal Writings of Joseph Smith, p. 32] Oliver Cowdery studied law under Judge Bissell in Painesville.
CASEMENT, JACK (Jan. 1829 – Dec. 13, 1909) In 1850 Jack came to Ohio as a railroad track layer. He soon became an independent contractor, working for the Lake Shore Railroad. He married Frances M. Jennings in 1857 and lived in Painesville. Served in the Civil War. He was in charge of the transcontinental railroad. Brigham Young blamed Jack for locating the railroad through Ogden rather than Salt Lake City. While Brigham Young delayed the “Golden Spike” ceremony by detaining Union Pacific’s Vice President Thomas Durant in order to extract payment for Mormon laborers, Casement took Central Pacific’s President Leland Stanford on an extended champagne train ride until the situation could be resolved.
HOWE, EBER (1798 - 1885) Eber Howe came to Cleveland, a town of 200 people in 1819 and started the “Cleveland Herald” and within a few weeks had 300 subscribers,
from Cleveland to Painesville, Ohio. He, under the urgings of Jonathan Goldsmith – a famed architect of the early Western Reserve, moved his paper to Painesville as this town was moving ahead of all communities in the Western Reserve at that time. Eber closed his Cleveland office and came to Painesville and the first issue of “The Painesville Telegraph” was printed on July 16, 1822. His philosophy was “By the press, vice and misdemeanor are ferreted out, and their deformities exposed to the glare and abhorrence of mankind. When the press fails in these points, it has lost its usefulness.” When the Mormons arrived in Kirtland, Eber became a bitter foe. From 1831 until he retired in 1836, Eber wrote many articles aimed at exposing the “delusions” of Mormonism. He printed the first expose on Mormonism in 1834 entitled, “Mormonism Unvailed” which included eight affidavits designed to substantiate the theory that Sidney Rigdon had written the Book of Mormon, using Solomon Spaulding’s novel as a principal guide. He also included apostate Ezra Booth’s letters that were printed in the Ravenna Star. His brother Asahel Howe took the reins of publisher in 1834 until 1838 when the paper was sold. In his autobiography, Autobiography and Recollections of a Pioneer Printer, Eber discussed his dislike for Mormonism and Masonry and concluded with his own thirteen articles of belief.
MORSE, JOHN FLAVEL (Oct. 1, 1801 – Jan. 30, 1884) He was the son of Captain John Morse, one of the first settlers of Kirtland. Married Mary Granger (1803 – 1880), and they were the parents of two children. While in Kirtland, he used his influence to dissuade the locals from investing in the Kirtland Safety Society and to have any dealings with the Mormons. Philastus Hurlburt and John Morse were the speakers at an anti-Mormon meeting held at the Old South Church. “Col. John F. Morse was engaged to address the audience and after said Hulbert had subsided thus began Fellow Citizens from what you have heard it is evident that Mormonism is a delusion. You all know that the Mormons have always been treated well in Kirtland. His voice then faltered pale and trembling his knees smote together and he retired under a violent attack of stage fever and this was the conclusion of this meeting” [Autobiography of Reuben Harmon, p. 26-27] John fought in the Civil War, elected to the state legislature twice and was an architect. He designed and built the Old South Congregational Church in Kirtland in 1850 to replace an older one that had been damaged by a tornado. That church still stands today.
NEWELL, GRANDISON (May 2, 1785 - ) Came to northern Ohio in 1819 and established several businesses but refused to employ any who belonged to the Mormon church. In 1833 he gave $300 to help finance D. P. Hurlbut’s claim that Joseph Smith plagiarized the Book of Mormon. In 1835, while attempting to preach in Mentor, Ohio, Parley P. Pratt encountered Newell. Pratt records, “Mr. Newell then commanded me not to attempt to preach in that place, or any where in the township, for said he, I have the voice of the people, and you had better not attempt it and….that if I preached I should do it at my own peril.” [A Short Account of a Shameful Outrage, Parley P. Pratt] Parley continued to preach and was greeted by a volley of eggs. Newell wrote two letters to the Painesville Telegraph indicating his personal animosity for Joseph Smith and a “distaste for his religion” [June 9th & 30th, 1837]. He lost a suit against Smith for attempted murder in June of 1837 and at the end of July of 1837, filed six warrants in one day
against Joseph Smith. In January of 1838, he tells them that he filed another warrant for their arrest for illegal banking. Under the urgings of the Kirtland Constable, Luke Johnson, Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon left town on January 12th.
The Perry Center Cemetery was established in 1848. The earliest inscription found is for Ezra Beebe, a veteran of the Revolutionary War and was given credit for being the first settler of Perry and the first adult male death. He died in January of 1813 at the age of 76 and later moved to this cemetery. The first deed recorded for the purchase of graves was issued to Alonzo B. Turney on November 20, 1860. Mr. Turney paid $12.00 for the purchase of eight graves. A vault, constructed in 1880 is located in the middle of the cemetery. It was used to store bodies in the winter until the weather was warm enough to hand dig a grave. Today it is used to store tools, lawnmowers, etc. Memorial Day celebrations still include a parade and speeches at the cemetery.
DIRECTIONS: From the Kirtland Temple travel north across Interstate 90 and stay on this road until you come to State Rt. 2. Turn right onto freeway. Take this freeway for about 12 miles until it merges with Rt. 20. Stay on this road for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Middle Ridge Road. Cemetery is on the right. The only known early member buried there is:
COWDERY, LYMAN HERVEY May 13, 1821 – Mar 24, 1906
Buried in Perry Center Cemetery
Son of Warren A. Cowdery and Patience Simons, members of the early church. Married Sarah Holmes (1829 – 1923) on Aug. 30, 1849.
From the Painesville Telegraph – Mar. 27, 1906
WAS PERRY STATION AGENT FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS.
Perry, March 26.—L. H. Cowdery, who died at Rochester, N.Y., Saturday, was eighty-four years of age on the 23rd of November. He died at the home of his daughter, where he has been living the past two years.
Mr. Cowdery was in the employ of the Lake Shores’ railroad company for fifty years, first as brakeman, afterwards as conductor, and later owing to an injury which caused lameness, he was made station agent at Perry, which position he held for thirty-four years. His figure was familiar to nearly every one who traveled on the Lake Shore railroad until nine years ago when, owing to age and its infirmities, he was retired and pensioned.
The funeral will be held at the Christian church in Perry, of which he was a member for a great many years, Wednesday at l o’clock. Burial will be made in the cemetery at that place.
He leaves to mourn his death a wife and children, namely: Mrs. Hattie Burrows of Rochester, N. Y., at whose home he died; Warren H. of Cleveland, a general officer of the American Fork & Hoe company; Geo. H. of Geneva; Frank and Arthur of Cleveland; Clarence of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Laura Goddard of Unionville.
(EXACT BURIAL LOCATION UNKNOWN)
ALLEN, Infant Spring 1837
In Parley P. Pratt’s autobiography he records, “My son was put to nurse on the breast of a sister Allen, who had just then lost an infant.” [Pratt Autobiography, p. 143] After Parley’s wife, Thankful died after the birth of their son, Parley Jr. on March 27, 1837, Sister Allen took care of their baby.
BEMAN, ALVAH May 22,1775 - Nov. 15, 1837
Born in Marboro, MA. Son of Reuben and Miriam Beman. Married Sally Burtts in 1796, father of six children. Ordained president of the Elder’s quorum on January 15, 1836. Died in Kirtland while serving in that capacity. Parley P. Pratt wrote of his visit to Beman’s, “Among those whose hospitality we shared in that vicinity was old father Beeman and his amiable and interesting family. He was a good singer, and so were his three daughters; we were much edified and comforted in their society, and were deeply interested in hearing the old gentleman and brother Joseph converse on their early acquaintance and history. He had been intimate with Joseph long before the first organization of the Church; had assisted him to preserve the plates of the Book of Mormon from the enemy, and had at one time had them concealed under his own hearth.” [Pratt, Autobiography, p. 110]
Joseph Smith recorded, "At the council room in the Chapel [I] organized the authorities of the church agreeably to their respective office in the same, I then made some observation respecting the order of the day, and the great responsibility we are under to transact all our business, in righteousness before God, inasmuch as our decisions will have a bearing upon all mankind and upon all generations to come. . . . Elder Alva [Alvah] Beemon [Beman], was nominated and seconded to officiate as president of the Elders in Kirtland Elder Beemon [Beman] arose and asked permission to speak, and made the following remarks--Brethren you know that I am . . . old and ignorant and kneed much instructions, but I wish to do the will of the Lord-- The vote of the several authorities was then called and carried unanimously." [Backman & Cook eds. Kirtland Elders' Quorum Record (1985), Pg.1]
BIGELOW, LUCINDA 1790- June 8, 1834
From the Evening and Morning Star – June 1834
On the 8th, sister Lucinda Bigalow, aged 44 years. She has been a worthy member of the church of the Latter Day Saints from near its first organization, during which she has maintained a circumspect and pious walk before all, and has now gone to the enjoyment of those who “rest from their labors, while their works follow them.” She has left a large family of children, some young, to mourn the loss of a tender mother. “My flesh shall rest in hope!
BOYNTON, MARY ANN 1810- Jan. 28, 1837
Jonathan Hale wrote, “I left Bradford (Mass) with my family in company with Elder Henry Harriman and wife and Sister Mary Ann Boynton on the 16th day of June 1835. We had a pleasant journey and arrived in Kirtland, Ohio the 10th of July, all in good health and spirits, a distance of 750 miles.” (Aroet Hale Autobiography, BYU-Special Collections, p. 2-3)
From the Messenger and Advocate - Apr. 1837, p. 496
DIED--In this town on the 28th of January last Mary Ann Boynton, aged twenty seven years.
From Wilford Woodruff’s Journal
“29th Sunday I met at Elder J.P. Greens at 9 AM in company with 7 others to act as bearers to convey the corps of Sister Mary Boyington to the house of the Lord whare a funeral sermon was deliverd by Elder P.P. Pratt.” [Jessee, Dean, BYU Studies, Vol. 12, p. 384]
BUMP, GEORGE 1824 - July 17, 1836
From the Messenger and Advocate - Aug. 1836
DIED--In this town on Sunday, the 17th ult. of an inflamation on the brain, George, son of br. Jacob Bump, aged 12 years.
CANFIELD, CORNELIUS 1825 - Dec. 12, 1834
Son of Samuel Canfield and Sabrina Culver, members of the early church. . They moved to Kirtland in 1834 and Samuel received blessing for working on the temple. He was a stockholder in the Kirtland Safety Society and was a resident of Kirtland in 1840-41.
CARPENTER, MRS. – died July 2, 1851
Funeral was held in the temple. [James Willard Bay Journal, July 1850 – April 1858]
COLTRIN, JULIA ANN JENNINGS June 1, 1812 – Oct. 24, 1841
“Among those stalwart men who accompanied President Young to Utah in 1847 was Zebedee Coltrin, son of John and Sarah Coltrin. He was born September 7, 1804 at Ovid, Seneca county, New York and was baptized into the Latter Day Saint Church soon after its organization. His first wife was Julia Ann Jennings and they were the parents of five children. After the death of his wife, and four of the children, he married Mary Mott. They became the parents of ten children.” [Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p.531
From Times and Seasons - Jan. 15, 1842
In Kirtland, Oct. 24, Julia Ann Coltrin, wife of Elder Zebedee Coltrin, aged 29 years. She fell asleep in full faith of a glorious resurrection, saying to her husband, as her farewell address: “Let me go! Let me go! Come Lord Jesus and take me.” Her exit was like the infant dropping to sleep in its mother’s arms--’Tis sweet to die in Christ.
COWDERY, ELIZABETH ANN Nov. 14, 1836 - May 9, 1837
From the Messenger and Advocate May 1837
DIED--in this town, on the 9th inst. Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth Ann Cowdery, aged five months and twenty-five days.
COWDERY, WARREN Oct. 17, 1788 - Feb. 23, 1851
Son of William and Rebecca Fuller Cowdery. Married Patience Simonds on Sept. 22, 1814, parents of eleven children. Warren was a scribe and assistant recorder for the Church and assisted in writing the dedicatory prayer for the Kirtland Temple in 1836. Was appointed to the Kirtland High Council in May, 1837 and edited the Messenger and Advocate from July to Sept. 1837.
DOTY, WARNER Mar 4, 1810 - Mar 30, 1831
Son of Ebenezer Doty and Phebe Goodell
From the Painesville Telegraph – Tuesday, April 5, 1831
NOTE: Eber Howe, editor of the Telegraph, wrote inflammatory articles about the church and used the death of Warner Doty as an expose on the fallacies of Mormonism. Just a short excerpt is included in this work.
“--Died, in Kirtland on Tuesday night last, Mr. Warner Doty, aged about 29 years. The deceased was one of those who had embraced the imposition of Jo Smith, and was a victim to the delusion of Mormonism. He was duly commissioned after their manner, to preach, and was one of the most active and zealous in the cause….Five days before he expired, he was suddenly attacked with an inflammation in the bowels, which afterwards assumed a typhoid appearance….” Warner was the first member of the church to die in Kirtland.
DRAPER, DAVID CLARK Apr. 24, 1791 – June 5, 1841
Son of Thomas Draper and Lydia Rogers. Married JANE GERMAN around 1812 in Ontario. After her death, he married her sister MARY GERMAN around 1816 in New York. Father of eleven children, the last (Martha Ann) was born in Kirtland in 1839. He is mentioned in the minutes of the Kirtland Elders Quorum Record, p. 51 for being charged with drunkenness and deception and was removed from the Elders’ Quorum.
GATES, LUCY June 7, 1813 – 30 Nov. 1835
From the Messenger and Advocate - Dec. 1835
In this town, on Monday, 30, Nov. last, Lucy Gates, daughter of Thomas and Patty Gates, in the 23d year of her age. She formerly resided in St. Johnsbury, Vt.
GEE, ELECTA 1833 – Jan. 28, 1836
From the Messenger and Advocate, Vol. 2, Jan. 1836, p. 245
Died In this place, after a short illness, on the 28th of Jan. Electa, daughter of Elder Salmon Gee, aged two years six months and fifteen days.
HALL, ELIZA MARIA May 22, 1830 - Oct. 28, 1836
Daughter of Benjamin Kimball Hall and Mehitable Sawyer, members of the early church.
HALL, HELEN SAWYER April 19, 1837 – Oct. 20, 1837
Daughter of Benjamin Kimball Hall and Mehitable Sawyer. Born and died in Kirtland.
HARRIS, NATHAN Mar. 23, 1758 – Nov. 11, 1835
Son of Preserved Harris and Martha Mowry, born at Smithfield, Rhode Island. Married Rhoda Lapham. Moved to Palymra, New York in 1793 and bought 600 acres. Parents of eleven children including Emer, Martin, Preserved, Solomon, Seville, Sophia, Lydia, and Naomi. [Tuckett and Wilson, The Martin Harris Story, p. 174-178] There is no record that indicates that he ever joined the Church. Joseph Smith recorded, “I then went to Preserved Harris’, to preach his father’s funeral sermon, by the request of his family. I preached on the subject of the resurrection. The congregation were very attentive. My wife, my mother, and my scribe, accompanied me to the funeral. Pleasant outing, but cool and cloudy on our return.” [History of the Church, Vol. 2, p. 317]. He died in Mentor, Ohio.
HARRIS, RHODA LAPHAM Apr. 27, 1759 – Oct. 11, 1849
Daughter of Soloman Lapham and Sylvia Whipple and the wife of Nathan Harris. Wife of Nathan Harris, Born in Providence, Rhode Island. Moved with her husband to Palymra, New York in 1793. She died at Mentor, Ohio. [Family Group Records Collection, Thomas L. Cook, Palmyra & Vicinity (Palmyra, New York: Palmyra Courier-Journal, 1930), p. 202 [Tuckett and Wilson, The Martin Harris Story, p. 174-178]
HARRIS, Infant 1839 [age l in 1840 census] – 1840-1850 [not in 1850 census]
Daughter of Martin and Caroline Young Harris. [Jessee Dean, The Papers of Joseph Smith, Biographical Register, pg. 490]
Daughter of Martin and Caroline Young Harris. [Tuckett & Wilson, The Martin Harris Story, p. 180]
HERRICK, HARRIET U. 1833 - June 3, 1834
From the Evening and Morning Star - June 1834
Died in this place on the 3rd, Harriet U. daughter of brother Amos F. and sister Harriet Herrick, aged 20 months.
The flower is often watched with care, but before its leaves have disclosed its opening fragrance, a worm may prey upon its roots, the next hour is beauty has fled, and nought but a withered stalk remains! Not so with the parents’ hope, who is called to resign its prospects in the beauty of its smiling infant, though it commits its body to the tomb, God will watch its dust and in the morning of the first resurrection HE will bring it forth from the dead, clothes in immortal life!
HILL, MARY ELIZABETH BELL March 17, 1806 – Sep. 1, 1835
Married Isaac Hill on June 7, 1827, parents of five children. Isaac was a skilled brick maker. [Jesse, PWJS, Joseph Smith Diary, p. 74] He had been excommunicated from the church for lying and for an attempt to seduce a female. He confessed and he was restored into the church.
From the Messenger and Advocate - Aug. 1835
Died in this town on Tuesday, (the lst of Sept.) after a lingering illness of over two years, Mary, consort of Isaac Hill, aged 29 years and six months.
KELLOGG, ANNA April 21, 1794 - June 29, 1843
Daughter of Shem Truman and Lucy Remington
In the Times and Seasons - Vol. 4, #20
--In Kirtland, Ohio, on the twenty-ninth of June last, ANNA KELLOGG, consort of elder Hiram Kellogg, aged forty-nine years. Sister Kellogg was a strong believer in the work of the last days.
KELLOGG, CASSANDRA Sep. 10, 1825 -Aug. 25,1843 Born in Kirtland. Daughter of Hiram Kellogg and Anna Truman.
In the Times and Seasons - Vol. 4 #20
Also--on the twenty-fifth of August, CASSANDANA, eldest daughter of Hiram Kellogg, eighteen years.
KELLOGG, HIRAM May 18, 1793 - Mar. 12, 1846
Born in Barkhamsted, CT. Son of Eldazer Kellogg and Esther Fuller. Married Anna Truman on Oct. 12, 1814. Received Elder’s license in 1836. In May of 1841, Hiram was elected president of the High Priests’ quorum in Kirtland. In 1845, according to a letter written by Reuben McBride, he along with Jacob Bump, Sylvester Stoddard, Leonard Rich and Jewel Rany broke into the House of the Lord and took possession of it and were trying to take possession of the Church farm. In the Times and Seasons, Vol. 6, No. 7, we read that he and his wife, along with others who had joined the Rigdon party, be cut off from the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
MILLER, ABIGAIL Mar 18, 1836 – Oct. 9, 1837
Born and died in Kirtland. Daughter of Josiah H. Miller and Amanda Morgan. Youngest of eight children.
MILLER, GEORGE 1787 - 1837
Born Providence, RI. Son of George Miller and Hannah Richardson. Married Mary Brimblecombe and parents of four children.
PAGE –1836 – Oct. 17, 1836
In the Messenger and Advocate - Oct. 1836
Died, in this town, on the 17th ulti-mo an infant son of John E. and Lorain Page.
REDFIELD, ZIBA 1799 - 1835
In the Messenger and Advocate - Jan. 1835
On the 4th inst. Mr. Ziba Redfield, aged 36 years. He was a member of this church.
RIGDON, SAMUEL CARVEL Dec. 29, 1834 - Jan 16, 1835
In the Messenger and Advocate - Jan. 1835
In this town on Friday, the 16th inst. Samuel Carvel, infant son of elder S. Rigdon, aged two weeks and four days.
RIGGS, SUSAN Sep. 20, 1816 - Jan. 16, 1834
In the Evening and Morning Star - Jan, 1834 #16
DIED on the morning of the 16th Ins. in the town of Auburn this county, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Susan, Wife of Mr. Dwight Riggs, daughter of Col. Thomas Page, aged 21 years.
SHUMWAY, MORONI July 1835 - Oct. l, 1836
In the Messenger and Advocate - Nov. 1836
IN this town, Oct. l, Moroni, son of Otis & Sally Shumway, aged one year three months and eight days.
Otis joined the church in New York in 1832. He was ordained an Elder and later a Seventy in Kirtland in January of 1837. He later joined the Reorganized Church and presided over the butternut Grove, Iowa Branch in April 1863.
SMITH, MARY 1801 - May 27, 1836
In the Messenger and Advocate - June 1836
Died in this town on the 27th ultimo, Miss Mary Smith, in the 35th year of her age. The deceased was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints and died in the triumphs of faith.
The ruthless hand of the destroyer is among the works of God. This afflictive stroke of God’s providence speaks to all in terms too plainly to be misunderstood, “be ye also ready.”
Let us all profit by this dispensation, realizing, that it is truly “better to go to the house of mourning than to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men, and the living will lay it to his heart.
SWEAT, BENJAMIN W. and HAZEN M. May 24, 1831- Oct. 30, 1836
Oct. 10, 1834 - Oct. 24, 1836
In the Messenger and Advocate - Jan. 1837
Died in this town, on Monday Oct. 24th 1836, after a short illness, Hazen M. Sweat aged two years & fourteen days, and on Saturday the 30th following, Benjamin W. Sweat aged five years six months and six days. These were the only children of Benjamin and Ede Sweat, who had then but recently arrived in this place.
TANNER, ROMELIA April 15, 1837 - April 15, 1837
Daughter of Nathan and Rachel Smith Tanner, members of the early church. Nathan joined the church in 1831 and visited Kirtland to meet Joseph Smith in 1833. He was a member of Zion’s camp and attended the School of the Prophets in Kirtland in 1835. He was also ordained a seventy that year. He donated heavily to the building of the Kirtland temple.
WAKEFIELD, JOSEPH H. 1792 – 1835
Preached with Parley P. Pratt in the Western Reserve (Doc.& Cov. 50:37), ordained a high priest on June 3, 1831, called on mission with Solomon Humphrey to the East (Doc. & Cov. 52:35) After his mission, he returned to Kirtland and joined with dissident Mormons. He said that he was convinced that Joseph Smith was not a prophet when he saw him playing with children. Attempted to prove Book of Mormon was written by Solomon Spaulding. Excommunicated by 1834. Took lead in bringing about persecution against the Saints in Kirtland and regions round about. Signed a statement attesting that the Book of Mormon was fiction. Is believed to have died a suspicious death in Willoughby, Ohio.
YOUNG, CLARISSA HAMILTON Oct. 1799 - June 6, 1834.
Married Phineas H. Young on Sep. 28, 1818. Parents of 5 children.
In the Evening and Morning Star - June 1834
On the 6th, sister Clarissa, wife of brother Phineas H. Young, aged 34 years.
Her relatives and intimate friends know her former worth, and can the better appreciate their loss; but as a member of the church of the Latter Day Saints, her walk was a worthy example of the honesty and purity of her heart, and the sincerity of her profession, and her perseverance to the end, satisfactory evidence that she enjoyed what she desired--the presence of the Savior to and during her last moments--She lived, she fell asleep, and she was still the same, --a saint! And though the kindred cord on the part of her friends was loth to sever, yet her dust was committed to its mother earth with the full assurance, that though “sown in weakness, it will be raised in power.
YOUNG, LUCY 1832 – Aug. 27, 1836
From the Messenger and Advocate, Oct. 1836, p. 400
Died on the 27th of August, Lucy the daughter of Lorenzo and Persis Young’s aged three years and ten months. Her sufferings were short but excrutiating. Her clothes took fire in the absence of the family, and notwithstanding her shrieks, no one arrived in time to extinguish the flames and save the child! So the morning flower, which but yesterday bloomed in all its native loveliness, was cut down and withered in an hour.
YOUNG, NANCY 1833- Apr. 1834
In the Evening and Morning Star - Apr, 1834
DIED in this place on the 4th of this month, Nancy, an infant child of brother Phineas H. and sister Clarissa Young, aged 10 months.
YOUNG, PHINEAS HOWE JR. April 16, 1837 - Sept. 16, 1838
Son of Phineas and Lucy Cowdery Young
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