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Conquerors of the West:
Stalwart Mormon Pioneers
A collection of histories compiled by The National Society of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. Produced by The Sons of the Utah Pioneers.
Includes names, dates, and other vital information about the lives of Mormon (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
pioneers who settled in Utah.
Source: Original data: Florence C. Youngberg, ed. Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers. Vol. 2.
Courtesy of Mardene Dawson
Name: Joseph Knight
Birth Date: 18 Oct 1840
Birth Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Parents: Newel and Lydia Goldthwaite Knight
Death Date: 27 Jun 1878
Death Place: Sunset, Yavapai, Arizona
Arrival: 13 Oct 1850, Edward Hunter Co.
Spouse: Jane Lucinda Judd
Marriage Date: 17 Feb 1863
Spouse's Birth Date: 02 May 1849
Spouse's Death Date: 01 Jul 1918
Joseph was born into the Church and grew up around Nauvoo and the events that occurred there.
His family left Nauvoo when the saints were driven out and started west.
Brigham Young called him to help settle Northern Arizona .
His was the first death in the Arizona settlement.
Joseph Ether , b. 19 Jan 1866 . Md. 2 Aug 1909 , Meca Blevins . D. 29 D. 19 Mar 1910 .
Jesse Wilburn , b. 11 Aug 1868 . Md. 24 Dec 1895 , Eliza Walker . D. 29 Dec 1922 .
Effie Jane , b. 10 Nov 1871 . Md. 16 Mar 1887 , Edwin Drew Soloman . D. 15 Apr 1891 .
Hyrum Judd , b. 15 Apr 1873 . Md. 1 Jun 1905 , Sophia Sherwood . D. 7 May 1935 .
Lisania , b. 15 Apr 1873 . Md. 1 Jan 1890 , Morgan Brimhall . D. 7 Dec 1971 .
Arza , b. 2 May 1876 . Md. 8 May 1903 , Laura Thompson . D. 22 Jul 1913 .
Roxie , b. 9 Dec 1877 . Md. 9 Dec 1896 , Noah Walter Brimhall . D. 12 Jul 1938 .
Name: John Hyrum Koyle Sr.
Birth Date: 28 Sep 1841
Birth Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Parents: Hyrum and Nancy McCurdy Koyle
Death Date: 14 Jun 1873
Death Place: Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
Arrival: Late Fall, 1852
Spouse: Aadalinda Hillman
Marriage Date: 25 Nov 1861
Marriage Place: Spanish Fork, Utah
Spouse's Death Date: 21 Feb 1916
Spouse's Death Place: Spanish Fork, Utah
John was about 12 years old when his parents came west. They moved on to Palmyra , and finally settled in Spanish Fork . He received his education at home and in public schools.
He did much to help his mother financially and otherwise. After his marriage, he made a living farming. Because of problems with the Indians, he also helped as a guard. He was
called to help settle the Muddy Mission in Southern Utah , where they remained for a time. They returned to Spanish Fork in 1871 where they purchased land. They lived in a log
house until they built a home. His son helped him obtain some rock from Spanish Fork Canyon when a slide came, crushing John under tons of rock and killing him. He lived the
principles of the gospel and was always helping others less fortunate than he was.
Electa Adlinda , b. 29 Sep 1862 , Md. 9 May 1884 , Daniel Chapple . D. 11 Apr 1945 .
John Hyrum Jr., b. 14 Aug 1864 . Md. 29 Dec 1884 , Emily A. Holt . D. 17 May 1849 .
Albert Henry , b. 21 Jan 1867 . Md. 14 Oct 1890 , Charlotte Louise Jones . D. 8 Aug 1935 .
Mary Fidelia , b. 16 May 1869 . Md. 14 Feb 1889 , Howell Davis Jr. D. 19 Oct 1954 .
Ellen Jane , b. 9 Nov 1871 . Md. 9 Jul 1890 , Albert Rose . D. 30 Oct 1967 .
Nancy Emily , b. 5 Sep 1873 . Md. 21 Mar 1894 ,
Alma C. Simmons . D. 15 Dec 1901 .
Name: David Tully LeBaron Jr.
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1847
Birth Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Parents: David Tully and Esther Maleta Johnson LeBaron, Sr.
Death Date: 1899
Spouse: Harriet Naomi Johnson
Marriage Date: 03 Apr 1876
Marriage Place: Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse's Parents: Benjamin F. Johnson Spouse's
Birth Date: 1861
(a cousin) David left Nauvoo with his family when he was only five years old. Being the oldest boy in the family, he felt a deep responsibility to help his parents and siblings
even when he was young. His parents taught him well in all phases of life. He learned early how to make a living, how to build a home, farm, hunt, card wool, and run a sawmill.
His first home in Utah was in Santaquin . Two years later they returned to Salt Lake . By the time he was 18, the family homesteaded a farm on the west side of Utah Lake . After
his mother died in his arms, David had a difficult time because he missed her so much.
David 's mother was a daughter to Benjamin Johnson , making her and her husband cousins. They were close friends and so it was natural that when David sought a wife, it was from
the Johnson family, making them cousins also. He was 29 and she was 15. The first six years of their marriage, they lived on the homestead. In 1882 , they were called to help
settle Tempe, and later, Mesa, Arizona . While there, David taught school, and was a colonizer and missionary. The Johnson family was also sent there. When visiting general
authorities came, they would stay with the Johnsons , so David and his family came to know the visiting authorities. In 1889 , David was called on a mission to South and North
Carolina and Georgia . Upon his return, he and his brother Don operated a general store and bakery. He also served as mayor. By 1899 , David 's health was poor and he contracted
the influenza that was sweeping the area, and he died. Later when Harriet 's brothers were called to homestead in Alberta, Canada , she took her children and went with
Zina Ann , b. 4 Nov 1878 , Spring Lake, Utah . D. same day.
Ellaeve , b. 18 Aug 1880 , Spring Lake, Utah . Md. 1 Dec 1904 , Parley Parker Palmer . D. 26 Nov 1926 . Alberta, Canada .
Hattie May , b. 29 Oct 1881 , Spring Lake, Utah . D. 3 days later.
David Tully III, b. 20 Dec 1882 , Tempe, Arizona . D. 3 days later.
William Farland , b. 17 Mar 1884 , Tempe, Arizona . Md. 11 Apr 1906 , Ellice Marie Bentley . D. 11 Apr 1968 , Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada .
Frances Delmina , b. 11 Aug 1887 , Tempe, Arizona . D. Nov 1888 .
Roberta Ray , b. 3 Oct 1889 , Lehi, Arizona . D. 5 days later.
Donald Theron , b. 23 Oct 1893 , Mesa, Arizona . D. 26 Jul 1894 .
Homer Neal , b. 29 Jan 1896 , Mesa, Arizona . Md. 8 Jun 1921 , Luella Pearl Wight . D. 26 Jul 1971 , Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada .
Theiss Ralph , b. 30 Jun 1898 , Mesa, Arizona . Md. 3 May 1923 , Mary Louise Cheney . D. 4 Oct 1971 , Barnwell, Alberta, Canada .
Name: Don Carlos Babbitt
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1843
Birth Place: Macedonia, Hancock, Illinois
Parents: Almon Whiting and Julia Ann Johnson Babbitt
Death Date: 05 Sep 1912
Death Place: Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona
Arrival: 22 Oct 1848, Willard Richards Co.
Spouse: Melissa Almera Johnson
Marriage Date: 24 Jan 1864
Spouse's Birth Date: 11 Dec 1843
Spouse's Birth Place: Illinois
Spouse's Death Date: 17 Sep 1926
Spouse's Death Place: Mesa, Arizona
Married 2nd: Isabelle Milican Russell -No children
Date: 16 Oct 1876 , Salt Lake City, Utah
Don Carlos was the father of 10 children. After his arrival in the Valley, he and his family were called to help settle Springlake, Utah, Utah , in 1876 . While there, he was
made second counselor to Bishop Johnson . He was a temple worker in St. George in 1874 . In 1880-1890 he was called to help settle St. John's, Arizona . They went to Mesa,
Arizona , to help settle that area in 1890 . He lived there until his death. He was a farmer.
Children of 1st wife:
Grace Melissa , b. 27 Feb 1866 . Md. 28 Nov 1884 , Alexander Nicoll . D. 20 Dec 1953 .
Clara Adelia , b. 22 Jan 1868 . Md. 13 Nov 1885 , James Burns Ramsay . D. 18 Sep 1957 .
Don Carlos , b. 6 Feb 1870 . D. Oct 1870 .
Julia Ellise , b. 6 Apr 1872 . Md. 1st, 6 Jun 1894 , Sidney Beatty Lamb . Md. 2nd, 24 Mar 1899 , Levi Pratt Brizzee . D. 1 Jan 1948 .
Caroline Nancy , b. 4 May 1874 . Md. 1 Aug 1900 , Henry Lewis Horne . D. 28 Nov 1954 .
Esther Delcena , b. 25 Apr 1876 . Md. 1 Aug 1894 , Dudley Sanford Lewis . D. 21 Sep 1914 .
Almon Whiting , b. 11 Jan 1878 . D. 23 Sep 1881 .
Ruth Anna , b. 27 Jun 1880 . Md. 2 Oct 1902 , John Franklin Horne . D. 23 Mar 1919 .
Benjamin Franklin , b. 7 Apr 1883 . D. 26 Feb 1890 .
Rosemary , b. 19 Apr 1887 . Md. 7 Apr 1910 , Joseph Leonard Standage . D. 28 Jul 1978 .
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