Samuel Egbert & Family


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Samuel Egbert (1814-1888)
Margaret Mariah Beckstead (1823-1901)
Louisa Minerva Petty Egbert (1839-1891)

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Samuel Egbert & Family

  1. 1. PIONEERS Samuel Egbert (1814-1888) Margaret Mariah Beckstead (1823-1901) Louisa Minerva Petty Egbert (1839-1891) Samuel Egbert Born: 24 March 1814 Breckinridge, Harrison, Kentucky Death: Dec. 13, 1888, West Jordan, Salt Lake Co., Utah ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Margaret Mariah Beckstead Born: 9 December 1823 Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, CANADA Death: Jul. 1, 1901, South Jordan, Salt Lake Co., Utah Married: 18 April 1839 Nauvoo, Hancock, IL ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Louisa Minerva Petty Birth: 27 December 1839, Benton, Tennessee Death: 19 February 1891, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory Married: 11 March 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah ------------------------------------------------------------------------ History - Margaret Mariah Beckstead born in Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada. She came with her parents to the United States, in the fall of September, 1838, arriving in DeWitt, Missouri. They spent the winter in that area, then in the spring of 1839 went to Illinois, where she met and married Samuel Egbert. They moved to Hancock County, Illinois, just seven miles out of Nauvoo and remained there until the Saints were driven from Illinois. (Samuel Egbert: See his parents history for Samuel’s early life. In Kentucky, 1833 to Missouri and about 1838-39 to Illinois). Their first child was William Henry Egbert, born 12 December 1840, and he died 10 January, 1841. Samuel, his father, had to take the little boy for miles in order to get away from the "mobocrats," where he dug a grave and laid his son to rest.
  2. 2. In 1844 Joseph Smith, and his brother Hyrum Smith were murdered by a mob while in custody in the city of Carthage, Illinois. In 1846, religious tensions reached their peak, and in 1848 mobs burned the Latter-day Saint temple in Nauvoo. Carthage Jail, Hancock Co., Ill., June 27, 1844 C. C. A. Christensen (1831–1912) Oil on canvas, between 1882–1884 The body of Joseph Smith, dressed in white, lies in the center of the picture. From a second floor window Willard Richards looks down at the martyred prophet. After the murder, the mob fled, fearing the arrival of a Mormon posse that never came. During 1846, Brigham Young abandoned Nauvoo and began leading 1,600 Mormons west across the frozen Mississippi in subzero temperatures to a temporary refuge at Sugar Grove, Iowa. Young planned to make the westward trek in stages, and he determined the first major stopping point would be along the Missouri River opposite Council Bluffs. He sent out a reconnaissance team to plan the route across Iowa, dig wells at camping spots, and in some cases, plant corn to provide food for the hungry emigrants. The mass of Mormons made the journey to the Missouri River, and by the fall of 1846, the Winter Quarters were home to 12,000 Mormons ------------------------- Council Bluffs, Iowa Beginning in 1846, there was a large influx of Latter-day Saints into the area, although in the winter of 1847-1848 most Latter-day Saints crossed to the Nebraska side of the Missouri River. By 1848, the town had become known as Kanesville. Built at or next to Caldwell's Camp, Kanesville became the main outfitting point for the Mormon Exodus to Utah, and is the recognized head end of the Mormon Trail Samuel Egbert & Margaret Mariah Beckstead :After the mob set fire to their settlement, Samuel and Margaret Mariah were forced to move on to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Their outfit consisted of one yoke of oxen, one yoke of cows and a wagon. They remained in Iowa for two years, and then migrated to Utah, traveling with the Allen Taylor Company, and arriving to Utah, the 15th of October 1849, the trip covering about four months. They then settled on the West side of the Jordan River, just far enough south of Salt Lake City to be in what is now known as West Jordan. This same fall two other families settled just a little further south. They were Marvius Ensign and Thomas Butterfield.
  3. 3. Council Bluffs was known until 1852 as Kanesville, Iowa, the historic starting point of the Mormon Trail Allen Taylor Company - Captain Allen Taylor Departure: Florence, Nebraska 5 July 1849 Arrival ; Salt Lake City, Utah 10 October 1849 Number In Company 359 Member of the Allen Taylor Company 1849 Samuel Egbert age 35 Margaret Mariah (Beckstead) Egbert age 25 John Alexander Egbert age 7 Martha Ann Egbert age 5 Susannah Maria Egbert age 1 Name Age Birth Date Death Date Egbert, Samuel 35 24 March 1814 11 December 1888 Egbert, Margaret Mariah Beckstead 25 9 December 1823 1 July 1901 Egbert, John Alexander 7 28 March 1842 2 October 1915 Egbert, Martha Ann 5 1 March 1844 7 December 1916 Egbert, Susannah Maria 1 14 February 1848 14 December 1938
  4. 4. Children John Alexander & Martha Ann Born at Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Susannah Maria born at Council Bluff, Pottawattamy, Iowa. Son,Andrew Jackson (1846-1846), died at Council Bluffs 1846
  5. 5. Salt Lake City, Utah – 1850 Samuel Egbert & Margaret Mariah Beckstead They established their family home at West Jordan where Samuel was a school teacher for a time and later prominent as a farmer and stockraiser. Samuel operated the first Molasses mill in West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah He was an Indian War Veteran. According to Mr. Henry Byram Beckstead, a nephew of Mr. Egbert, it was John Egbert, a son of Samuel Egbert, who uncovered the galena ore in Bingham Canyon while dragging logs there in Sept. 1863 They settled near the river (Jordan River) so as to be near water, and they were the first pioneers to settle that far South (South Salt Lake Valley). They built log cabins securing logs from the mountains where Brigham Canyon is now located. Their fencing material and firewood were also taken from this canyon during the winter of 1849-50. On 11 March 1857 Samuel Egbert MARRIED his second wife, Louisa Minerva Petty Louisa Minerva Petty, at age 10, during 1850, came to Utah with her parents and 11 other family members. For her early life see Parents: Robert Cowan Petty 1812-1856 & Margaret Jefferson Wells 1806-1890 1850 Wilford Woodruff Company About 209 individuals and about 44 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). Departure: Kanesville, Nebraska 16 June 1850 Arrival: Salt Lake City, Utah 14 October 1850 The family settled in West Jordan, Salt Lake Co., Utah
  6. 6. Louisa Minerva Petty Birth: 27 December 1839, Benton, Tennessee Death: 19 February 1891, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, CHILDREN: Margret Petty Egbert 1858-1947 Polly Ann Egbert 1860-1929 Geletta Elvira Egbert 1862-1951 Robert Cowan Egbert 1864-1908 Henry Louis Egbert 1866-1936 Emily Elizabeth Egbert 1869-1956 Louisa Marie Egbert 1872-1950 William Lafayette Egbert 1876-1943 The family resided at West Jordan, Salt Lake Co., Utah John Egbert became a farmer and stock raiser. One interesting thing they had, was the only sorghum press and vat in the community, and people depended on Samuel and his good wife for the molasses they used or the processing of their cane. Samuel filled many responsible positions in the community and Church until his health failed and caused his retirement. He passed away 13 Dec., 1888 Louisa Minerva Petty Egbert passed away 19 February 1891 Margaret Mariah Beckstead Egbert "I can remember my grandmother as a very quiet and serene woman, her broad lap such a comfortable place to sit on and always a joy to have her in our home. She would sit quietly in a rocker, and become lost in her own memories. In the fall of the year she often would cut in halves great quantities of prunes from my father's orchard, to be laid out to dry especially by myself, of course under her careful direction. When I used to complain that surely that should be the last, she would smilingly ask how many trees still had prunes on them. In the end we were rewarded with a wonderful story that we knew was true, exciting and breath-taking at times. I also remember the deep respect that my father held for this good woman, and how it showed in his voice when he called her "Mother Egbert." Sad was the day when she passed quietly away on the 1st of July 1901, at the home of her daughter, Catherine Beckstead, in South Jordan. She was buried in West Jordan, back of the old Rock Church that she and her husband had helped build, and which is still standing today. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, West Jordan District B.S.A., Members of West Jordan Stake and former residents – 1933
  7. 7. Location: 12550 South 6000 West in Herriman, Utah. This monument marks the site of Fort Herriman built in 1855 by Thomas Butterfield, Henry Herriman, Samuel Egbert, Robert Petty and John Stocking, as protection against the Indians. The fort was abandoned in 1858, under instructions from Brigham Young, upon the approach of Johnston’s Army. Some of the settlers returned a few years later and established the town of Herriman. The fort was named for Henry Herriman; Nearby Butterfield Canyon was named for Thomas Butterfield, pioneers of this section.'s_disease Bright's disease Bright's disease is a historical classification of kidney diseases that would be described in modern medicine as acute or chronic nephritis. The term is no longer used, as diseases are now classified according to their more fully understood causes. Bright. It is now known that the symptoms accompany various morbid kidney conditions. Thus, the term Bright's disease is retained strictly for historical application
  8. 8. Find A Grave Samuel Egbert West Jordan City Cemetery West Jordan, Salt Lake Co., Utah Margaret Mariah Beckstead Egbert West Jordan City Cemetery West Jordan, Salt Lake Co., Utah Plot: D_8_4 Louisa Minerva Petty Egbert West Jordan City Cemetery West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah Plot: E_8_3 Prepared by J.E. Anderson for Aunt Polly Ruth Wardle 1904-1989 Grand Daughter of: Samuel Egbert 1814-1888 & Louisa Minerva Petty 1839-1891 Great Grand Daughter of: John Egbert 1879-1873 & Susannah Hahn 1786-1857 Great Grand Daughter of: Robert Cowan Petty 1812-1856 & Margaret Jefferson Wells 1806-1890