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Ensign Joseph Farwell

Male 1641 - 1722  (81 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ensign Joseph Farwell was born on 26 Feb 1641 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 31 Dec 1722 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From The Farwell Family:

    "He is buried in South Nashua, N. H. At the time of his death the town of Nashua, N. H., was a part of the old township of Dunstable, Mass. When the boundary dispute between Mass. and New Hampshire was settled this change in name was brought about. [...] Joseph Farwell is styled in the Old Dunstable records 'Ensign Farwell.' He was, immediately after his settlement in the town, employed in various offices in the town business. He was selectman in 1701, 2, 5, 7, 10, and also at earlier dates, highway surveyor in 1706, and on important committees in 1702, 7, 12, 16 and 17. In 1710 Ensign Farwell, Thomas Lund and Joseph Blanchard, selectmen, petitioned the Assembly for aid in supporting the ministry, and in 1711 it is recorded that they received £10 from the Assembly towards payment of salary of Mr. Paris. He was 'Ensign' of the Chelmsford Military Co., 1687-1695."

    From Diana Gale Matthiesen's site, Joseph Farwell's will. [Dated 13 Nov 1711, probated 16 Jan 1722-1723. Sourced to "the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization web site". It would seem to prove that Hannah Learned was alive on 13 Nov 1711, rather than dying in 1695 as I previously recorded.]

    In the Name of the Lord God Amen Joseph Farwell of The town Dunstable in the County of Middefs in the province of the Massachulets Bay in Newengland yeoman being of Sound and Perfect memory praise be given to god for the same yit knowing the uncertainty of this Life on Earth and being Desirous to Settle things in order Do Make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament. Hereby Revoking all former Wills by me made and signed to be null and of none Effect icc In Primas My Soule I give unto the hand of allmighty god that gave it in sure and certaine hopes of Eternaul Life through our alone Lord and Saiover Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be Deceantly Interred at the Discretion of My Executors x hereafter Named and after my funerall expences and the Debts satisfied And Paid What Worldly goods it hath pleased god to Endow me with all I Do give and bequeath in manner as followeth Item I Do: give unto My beloved Wife Hannah Farewell all my moveable goods both within the boufe and abroad of all sorts Whatsoever to be at her disposall for ever excepting one paire of Andirons. Item I do give and bequeath to my Son Oliver ffarewel and to his Heirs executors Administrators for ever the one half of My housings and Lands which I have now in my possession when he shall Attaine to the age of twenty one years allso I do give to him one paire of Andirons: Aflso I do give and bequeath to him my son Oliver Farewell and to his Heirs the other part of all my Houfings and Lands which I have in pofselsion after my Deceafe and after the Deceafe of my Wife Hannah ffarewell if in the meanetime of our Lives he doth take the whole care of us Both And to provide all things comfortable and Necefsary for us both in sickness and in health and to bestow upon us or either of us A decent Burial: Hereby Authorizing and fully Impowering my Beloved wife Hannah If arewel and my son Henry ffarewell to be whole and sole executors Joyntly and Severally of this my Lash Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed as Witness my hand and ieall the thirteenth Day of November Anno Domin one thousand seven hundred and eleven, and in the tenth year of her Majestie's Reighn of E

    ssigned sealed And published

    to be the Last will and testament of Joseph I farewell

    In presence of us

    Ames Chever
    Samuel Moody
    John Meriam. jr.

    Before signing and sealing it is to be understood that all my other Children both sons and Daughters have Received their full portions of me allready

    Jofeph farwell Seal

    Ensign married Hannah Learned on 25 Dec 1666 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Deacon Isaac Learned and Mary Stearns) was born on 24 Aug 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 1722. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Jul 1670 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Aug 1740 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. 3. Isaac Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born about 1676; died on 28 Jun 1753.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (1.Ensign1) was born on 24 Jul 1670 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 20 Aug 1740 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    20 Aug 1740 is the death date on his tombstone, but Chelmsford town records say 21 Aug 1740.

    Joseph Farwell's will:

    Dated 13 Nov 1711. Probated 16 Jan 1722-1723. Copied from Diana Gale Mathiessen's site, where it is sourced to "the Winslow Farr Sr. Family Organization web site".

    In the Name of the Lord God Amen Joseph Farweilgen of The town Dunstable in the County of Middefs in the province of the Massachulets Bay in Newengland yeoman being of Sound and Perfect memory praise be given to god for the same yit knowing the uncertainty of this Life on Earth and being Desirous to Settle things in order Do Make and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament. Hereby Revoking all former Wills by me made and signed to be null and of none Effect icc In Primas My Soule I give unto the hand of allmighty god that gave it in sure and certaine hopes of Eternaul Life through our alone Lord and Saiover Jesus Christ and my body to the Earth from whence it came to be Deceantly Interred at the Discretion of My Executors x hereafter Named and after my funerall expences and the Debts satisfied And Paid What Worldly goods it hath pleased god to Endow me with all I Do give and bequeath in manner as followeth Item I Do: give unto My beloved Wife Hannah Farewell all my moveable goods both within the boufe and abroad of all sorts Whatsoever to be at her disposall for ever excepting one paire of Andirons. Item I do give and bequeath to my Son Oliver ffarewel and to his Heirs executors Administrators for ever the one half of My housings and Lands which I have now in my possession when he shall Attaine to the age of twenty one years allso I do give to him one paire of Andirons: Aflso I do give and bequeath to him my son Oliver Farewell and to his Heirs the other part of all my Houfings and Lands which I have in pofselsion after my Deceafe and after the Deceafe of my Wife Hannah ffarewell if in the meanetime of our Lives he doth take the whole care of us Both And to provide all things comfortable and Necefsary for us both in sickness and in health and to bestow upon us or either of us A decent Burial: Hereby Authorizing and fully Impowering my Beloved wife Hannah If arewel and my son Henry ffarewell to be whole and sole executors Joyntly and Severally of this my Lash Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed as Witness my hand and ieall the thirteenth Day of November Anno Domin one thousand seven hundred and eleven, and in the tenth year of her Majestie's Reighn of E

    ssigned sealed And published
    to be the Last will and testament of Joseph I farewell
    In presence of us
    Ames Chever
    Samuel Moody
    John Meriam. jr.

    Before signing and sealing it is to be understood that all my other Children both sons and Daughters have Received their full portions of me allready

    Jofeph farwell Seal

    Joseph married Hannah Colburn on 23 Jan 1696 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Hannah (daughter of Thomas Colburn and Hannah Rolfe) was born in 1673; died after 10 Mar 1741 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Hannah Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 May 1701.
    2. 5. Elizabeth Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 Dec 1703.
    3. 6. Edward Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Jul 1706.
    4. 7. Mary Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Feb 1709 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 29 Mar 1804 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in 1804 in Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    5. 8. John Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Jun 1711.
    6. 9. Samuel Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 Jan 1714.
    7. 10. Daniel Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 May 1717.
    8. 11. Sarah Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Feb 1721; died on 4 Jul 1721.

  2. 3.  Isaac Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (1.Ensign1) was born about 1676; died on 28 Jun 1753.

    Isaac married Elizabeth. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Mary Farwell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Nov 1709.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Hannah Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 6 May 1701.

  2. 5.  Elizabeth Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 30 Dec 1703.

  3. 6.  Edward Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 12 Jul 1706.

  4. 7.  Mary Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 5 Feb 1709 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 29 Mar 1804 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in 1804 in Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Simon Stone Genealogy says merely that she outlived her husband, who died 27 Feb 1783, while John Dennis Farwell's The Farwell Family (1929) gives no death date for her at all. But the headstone in the Groton Old Burying Ground for "Mary Stone relict of Dea. James Stone", seen on Find A Grave, clearly says "March" and "1804". I can't make out the day of the month from the photograph.

    Mary married Deacon James Stone on 28 Dec 1726 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Deacon (son of John Stone and Sarah Nutting) was born on 23 Jan 1701 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 27 Feb 1783 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in 1783 in Old Burying Ground, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Lt. James Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Aug 1727 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 24 Jun 1788 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.
    2. 14. Mary Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Feb 1729 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    3. 15. Jonathan Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Dec 1731 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1799 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    4. 16. William Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Feb 1734 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    5. 17. Abigail Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Dec 1736 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1800 in Brookline, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.
    6. 18. Sarah Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Jun 1739 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    7. 19. Joel Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 May 1742 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    8. 20. Salmon Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Apr 1744 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 4 Oct 1831 in Ringe, Cheshire, New Hampshire.
    9. 21. Hannah Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Oct 1747.
    10. 22. Levi Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 May 1750 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 4 Feb 1830 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 8.  John Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 23 Jun 1711.

  6. 9.  Samuel Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 14 Jan 1714.

  7. 10.  Daniel Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 20 May 1717.

  8. 11.  Sarah Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 26 Feb 1721; died on 4 Jul 1721.

  9. 12.  Mary Farwell Descendancy chart to this point (3.Isaac2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 19 Nov 1709.

    Mary married Edmund Hovey. Edmund (son of James Hovey and Deborah Barlow) was born on 10 Jul 1699; died on 21 Jan 1788 in Norwich, Windsor, Vermont. [Group Sheet]



Generation: 4

  1. 13.  Lt. James Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 11 Aug 1727 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 24 Jun 1788 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Tanner and farmer. His French and Indian War service of 1755 was "in the expedition of that year against Crown Point". He was town treasurer of Harvard in 1784, 1785, and 1786. [Simon Stone Genealogy]

    Note that Harvard, Massachusetts, founded in 1658 and incorporated in 1732, is a town of roughly 6,000 people about twenty-five miles west-northwest of Boston. Harvard University is in Cambridge, directly adjoining Boston.

    Lt. married Deborah Nutting on 13 Sep 1748 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Deborah (daughter of Jonathan Nutting and Mary Green) was born in 1724; died on 2 Nov 1774 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. Josiah Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Apr 1771 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

  2. 14.  Mary Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 23 Feb 1729 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 15.  Jonathan Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 12 Dec 1731 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1799 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

  4. 16.  William Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 27 Feb 1734 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "[P]rob. died in French and Indian War. Was a private in Capt. Jas. Reed's Co., & Col. Timothy Ruggles' Reg." [The Farwell Family]


  5. 17.  Abigail Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 2 Dec 1736 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1800 in Brookline, Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

  6. 18.  Sarah Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 12 Jun 1739 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  7. 19.  Joel Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 1 May 1742 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  8. 20.  Salmon Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 17 Apr 1744 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 4 Oct 1831 in Ringe, Cheshire, New Hampshire.

  9. 21.  Hannah Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 29 Oct 1747.

  10. 22.  Levi Stone Descendancy chart to this point (7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 16 May 1750 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 4 Feb 1830 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 23.  Josiah Stone Descendancy chart to this point (13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 1 Apr 1771 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Or Jesiah.

    Josiah married Sarah Darby on 13 Sep 1797 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of John Daby and Sarah Hopgood) was born on 7 Feb 1772 in Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 24. Sarah Stone  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1804 in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died in 1849 in Pottawattamie, Iowa.


Generation: 6

  1. 24.  Sarah Stone Descendancy chart to this point (23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born in 1804 in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire; died in 1849 in Pottawattamie, Iowa.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 21 Apr 1804, Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    • Alternate birth: 21 Apr 1805, Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    • Alternate birth: 21 Apr 1806, Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    • Alternate death: 1850, Pottawattamie, Iowa

    Notes:

    Also called Sarah "Sally" Stone.

    The database "Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848" states that her parents were Josiah Stone and Sarah Darby/Durby/Daby.

    Lucius Augustus Bingham and Sarah Stone were great-great grandparents of TNH's third cousin twice removed, Harold Bingham Lee (1899-1973), eleventh president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after whom the main library at BYU is named.

    Sarah married Lucius Augustus Bingham in 1826 in Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York. Lucius (son of Jeremiah Bingham and Mary Ives) was born on 1 Sep 1804 in Cornwall, Addison, Vermont; died on 11 Mar 1857 in Little Sioux, Harrison, Iowa. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 25. Calvin Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Sep 1827 in Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York; died on 27 May 1883 in St. David, Cochise, Arizona; was buried in St. David Cemetery, St. David, Cochise, Arizona.


Generation: 7

  1. 25.  Calvin BinghamCalvin Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 7 Sep 1827 in Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York; died on 27 May 1883 in St. David, Cochise, Arizona; was buried in St. David Cemetery, St. David, Cochise, Arizona.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 27 Sep 1827, Fowler, St. Lawrence, Jefferson, New York
    • Alternate death: 29 May 1883, St. David, Cochise, Arizona

    Notes:

    A memoir of his daughter Mary Elizabeth Bingham, by her daughter Barbara Ann Phelps, calls him "Calvin Perry Bingham."

    From The Bingham Family in the United States, citation details below:

    Calvin and his family were with the earliest Mormon groups to move across America. The oldest child of Lucius Augustus, Calvin was born in NY, lived in Upper Canada as a child, and by 1840 when he was thirteen, lived with the Mormon group in Henderson, Knox Co IL. About 1848, probably in IA after the Mormons moved to Pottawattamie Co, Calvin married Elizabeth Lucretia Thorn. He, his wife and her entire family, mother and siblings lived in one household in 1850.

    Between 1853 and 1867, Calvin and his family lived in several different UT settlements. They then lived for about ten years in Montpelier, Bear Lake Co ID before returning to Box Elder Co UT by 1880. After Calvin died in AZ in 1883, wife Elizabeth moved to Vernal, Uintah Co UT where she lived with grown children William and Alice in 1900.

    Posted to ancestry.com by user NORDSEEKER, with the remark: "This account was written by their great grandson, Wes Martin. I don't know where he got all the information, but I found it typed on the back of a family group sheet in his genealogy book."

    "Calvin Bingham was the son of Lucius and Sarah Stone Bingham. He was born Sept. 7, 1827 in Fowler, St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the oldest of eight children: four brothers--Benjamin, Augustus, Perry, and Prosper-- and three sisters: Emeline, Lucy, and MaryJane.

    "His mother died about 1849. His father remarried but never came west to Utah. Calvin was baptized into the Mormon church at the age of seventeen in Bannock County, Illinois in 1844.

    "Elizabeth Lucretia Thorn was the daughter of Ashael and Sarah Lester Thorn, born in Monrovia, Cayuga county, New York on March 25, 1832. She was the second child in a family of ten: three boys--William L., Richard, and Isaac, and seven girls--Maryann, Sarah, Nancy, Lydia, Abigale, Barbara Ann, and Elizabeth Lucretia. Her mother died about 1852 and her father re-married Elizabeth Lusk, a widow. They came west with his family.

    "Calvin and Elizabeth were married December 18, 1848 in Pottawatamie, Iowa. Sarah and Calvin were born to them here. In 1853 they and several other members of the Thorn family moved west to Utah settleing in the West Weber area (now known as Uintah). Their third child, Mary Elizabeth, was born here. While living in Uintah, Calvin was called to serve in Col. Johnson's army. They were among the saints that made the move south--leaving their homes to be burned if necessary. On returning they settled in Farmington, Utah, where Lucy Melissa, their fourth child, was born. Later they moved to Three Mile Creek which is now known as Perry, Utah. In about 1857, the Ashael Thorn family moved here too and they built their homes near each other. Barbara Ann, their fifth child was born here. Three years later in 1860 they moved to Hyrum, Utah.

    "Being among the first settlers in Hyrum, they took an active part in civic and church activities. Calvin became the first Bishop of Hyrum and was loved and remembered by people for a great many years. Two more children were born to them here, Anna Marie and Ashael.

    "In 1865 they were called to settle the Bear Lake, Idaho area. They settled in Montpelier where due to very harsh winters, they lost their crops. Very discouraged, they returned to Hyrum, Utah. Their son, William Augustus, was born here in Montpelier.

    "About 1868 they returned to Montpelier. Elizabeth taught the first school in town--teaching out of their small log home. Another daughter, Lydia Emeline, was born to them here. Later, they built a large home on the banks of the creek that ran through town. Their last two children were born here--Orissa Vilate and Alice. Orissa Vilate died at nine months old. Also at this residence, their daughter, Lucy Melissa Bigham Williams, died after giving birth to a baby girl. She was only eighteen years old. This two week old baby girl was raised by her grandparents, Calvin and Elizabeth.

    "In 1878, the Binghams, their married son and daughters, and a large group of other people left Montpelier intending to go to Arizona and settle an area there. But upon reaching Salem, Utah, they decided to stop there for a year or so. The Perry Bingham family and the Robert H. Williams family were among those that settled in Salem for that short time. In 1880, with several other families including the Alonzo Bingham family, Calvin and Elizabeth headed for Arizona again. They stopped in St. Johns, Arizona where their daughter, Anna Marie and husband William were living. They stayed there until 1891 when they moved to St. David, Arizona. Arriving on Christmas Day, they joined others of the original group who had settled that area and started up a freighting business. This business engaged in the freight business between Benson, Tombstone and Bisbee. Although Calvin was a blacksmith by trade, he found freighting more profitable. So he bought a team of large horses to go with the team he already had, and followed this occupation for a little more than a year.

    "Calvin Bingham left his home with a wagon loaded with freight for Bisbee, about 56 miles from St. David. On the following day, May 27,1883, while going down a steep grade, his freight wagon upset pinning him under the wagon and causing his death.

    "His body was brought home by three men from his ward. Funeral services were held in the ward at St. David May 29, 1883. Speakers were Patriarch P.C. Merrill, President David P. Kimball, J.H. Martineau, Bishop Henry Horn, and S.B. Merrill, who all spoke highly of the integrity, faithfullness and honesty of Calvin. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth Lucretia Bingham, with her family consisting of the younger children Ashael, William, Emeline, Lucy Jane, a grand-daughter, and Alice moved to Mesa, Arizona where her three oldest children, Clarinda, Mary Elizabeth Phelps, and Calvin Perry Bingham lived. She had only been there a short time when another sorrow came into her life. Ashael, then 23 years old, had an appendicitis attack and died just four months after his father's death.

    "The family spent three years in Mesa and then returned to their former home in Montpelier, Idaho. Then in 1888 they moved to Vernal, Utah where Lucretia spent the remainder of her life. She was a faithful LDS woman and worked in the Relief Society organization. While in Montpelier she had been called to work among the sick and dying. She helped make burial clothes and to dress and lay out the dead. She underwent many hardships of the early pioneers. She learned to be thrifty and to economize so she could feed and clothe her family. It is said that when she bought a piece of calico, she would tear a quilt block from it for the quilt she was making. She made very nice quilts that were the envy of her friends and neighbors. Thread was expensive, so she would ravel out cloth to sew her blocks together with. She taught her 11 children to be thrifty and industrious too. She passed away at her home in Vernal Nov. 28, 1903 as a result of a heart attack."

    Calvin married Elizabeth Lucretia Thorne on 18 Dec 1848 in Big Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Elizabeth (daughter of Ashal Enoch Thorne and Sarah Lester) was born on 25 Mar 1832 in Moravia, Cayuga, New York; died on 28 Nov 1903 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah; was buried in Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 26. Sarah Clarinda Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Sep 1850 in Big Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa; died on 23 Dec 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    2. 27. Calvin Perry Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Jan 1852.
    3. 28. Mary Elizabeth Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Dec 1853 in East Weber, Weber, Utah; died on 14 Nov 1933 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    4. 29. Lucy Melissa Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 May 1856 in Farmington, Davis, Utah.
    5. 30. Barbara Ann Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Aug 1858 in Perry, Box Elder, Utah.
    6. 31. Anna Mariah Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Jun 1860 in Hyrum, Cache, Utah.
    7. 32. Ashel Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Nov 1863 in Hyrum, Cache, Utah; died on 27 Sep 1883.
    8. 33. William Augustus Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Aug 1867 in Hyrum, Cache, Utah.
    9. 34. Lydia Emeline Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Feb 1870 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
    10. 35. Orissa Vilate Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Sep 1873 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho; died on 23 Jan 1874 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
    11. 36. Alice Bingham  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Nov 1875 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.


Generation: 8

  1. 26.  Sarah Clarinda Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 6 Sep 1850 in Big Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa; died on 23 Dec 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Sarah married Hyrum Smith Phelps on 25 Sep 1866 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho. Hyrum (son of Morris Charles Phelps and Sarah Thompson) was born on 26 Feb 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; died on 23 Apr 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]


  2. 27.  Calvin Perry Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 28 Jan 1852.

  3. 28.  Mary Elizabeth BinghamMary Elizabeth Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 25 Dec 1853 in East Weber, Weber, Utah; died on 14 Nov 1933 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 17 Nov 1933, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona

    Notes:

    Died of diabetes.

    "Mary Elizabeth Bingham Phelps," by her daughter Barbara Ann Phelps Allen:

    Mother was born on Christmas day, 1853, the daughter of Calvin Perry and Lucretia Thorne Bingham. Her early life was as useful and busy as were her later years. She worked out some, and also helped her grandfather Ashael Thorne make butter and cheese plus other work to be done on a farm.

    When she was a young lady, she earned money to buy herself a nice yellow calico dress with black dots in it and thought it most beautiful. She, like Father, loved to dance and said often after they had danced until after midnight, a crowd would get into a sleigh and ride until daylight.

    She had quite a number of boy friends, one in particular she liked real well, It was while she was keeping company with him that she married Father (Hyrum Smith Phelps) as a plural wife. She said she didn't know why she did it, but supposed it was meant to be that way.

    At the time she married they lived in Montpelier, Idaho, but the winters were too severe so they moved to Mesa, Arizona after three daughters had been born, Laurett, Lucy and Barbara. Laurett died of diphtheria before they left Idaho.

    The journey to Arizona was a long hard one, especially for mother, as she was in her last months of pregnancy. The company laid over three days at Lee's Ferry because of her condition, and on the third day, Dec. 2, 1878 her oldest son, Gove Edward, was born. They arrived in Mesa Jan. 17, 1879. Mesa was practically a desert when they arrived and they lived in tents the first three months until Father and his sons could make adobes to build a house.

    The first one was a long three-room house. Mother lived in one end and Aunt Clarinda the other. The center room was used for awhile to store corn and grain, and later Grandma Bingham lived there awhile. While she lived there, he son Ashael died.

    In 1881 Father built a home on the corner of First Avenue and Hibbert Street for Aunt Clarinda. This house was a T-shape with a porch on two sides, had a shingle roof and dirt floors. It still stands today [1953] but has been improved. Mother had the long house then to herself. It was here that Hattie, Orson and Yuma were born. The Federal officers had been after Father and Mother for plural marriage, and Father was arrested. He was sent to Yuma, Arizona Penitentiary for three months. Mother was taken to the home of Ed Jones in Lehi. She stayed there until just before Yuma was born, then went to her mother.

    Father bought or traded and got eighty acres one mile east of town and built another home for Aunt Clarinda who had a family of boys and moved mother to the home on First Avenue and Hibbert because she had mostly girls. Here Grace, who lived only a few weeks, Amy, Esther, Clara and Gertrude were born.

    After Aunt Clarinda moved to the ranch, Mother was allotted a few cows for her support. It was Gove's job to drive the cows to and from the pasture, and he often rode a cow called Puso. I remember we had a lot of grief because the cows would often get out of the corral and get into Brother Hibbert's place at night, and he would come and awake mother and say ugly things to her. We milked some of the cows that were brought from Montpelier. When Esther was a few months old, Father went on a mission to the Southern States.

    Mother lived in this home until 1895 when Father sold it and built her a nice brick house on the eighty acres. Wilford, Mother's fourteenth child, was born here. He was the pride and joy of the family. Father used to call him the little prophet. He is four months younger than my oldest son, Ashael. Mother practically raised him with Wilford. They were like brothers.

    While living in this home Mother's greatest sorrow came when Lucy died. At the time she was confined to her bed with a sore leg, and couldn't go see Lucy during her sickness. Lucy had developed blood poison after the birth of her fourth child and namesake, Lucy. Brother Calvin was surely good to mother during Lucy's sickness; he would come three times a day to keep her informed of Lucy's condition. Sometimes he would call at midnight. Lucy died Jan. 6, 1905. Mother took little Lucy and raised her as her own.

    Because of Father's age and the boys married and gone, he found he couldn't do the work on the ranch, so he sold to a Mr. Fraser and moved onto twenty acres on Home Lane. He built mother the nicest home she had had and built two houses in town on Sirrine, one for Aunt Clarinda and one to rent. As age kept creeping, he found he had to stop work altogether, so he sold the twenty acres and moved Mother in the house he built to rent. Here they spent their last days. Father died April 23, 1926, after having been gored in the belly by a bull. Mother died 17 November, 1933 from the effects of diabetes.

    Mother was a wonderful mother to her family, a typical Bingham, the most unselfish and generous person to be found. She always went without for her family. I've seen her many times skim the cream off the milk and give it to father and she would use the skim milk. She didn't go out very often, having 14 children, two babies most of the time. One May Day she sent us on ahead to a picnic. Amy was the baby. Lucy and I took her and the other children on; Mother came later. When we took Amy to her, the baby didn't recognize Mother and began to scream. It was the first time she had seen Mother in her dress-up clothes. Amy cried with hunger, so Mother had to go home and change her dress so Amy would nurse.

    Mother had inflammatory rheumatism while Amy was a baby. At that time there was an epidemic of some kind of fever, and Aunt Clarinda's oldest son, Hyrum, had it. Father had to be with him until he died. Lucy and I, with Grandma Sarah Phelps had to take care of Mother and the baby. She suffered something awful. Her legs were swollen twice their size, and she couldn't bear to be moved. After Hyrum died and Father came to help take care of Mother, he and Grandma decided to get her up on an open bottom chair and steam her. They got her on the chair, but it was cruel what she suffered during the ordeal, and the sad part was that no good came from it. She finally got well.

    Mother was quite spiritual. A number of times things happened and it was made known to her before hand. One time she was troubled and went into the bedroom to pray. As she came out, she said just above the door she heard the sweetest music she had ever heard, and as the music died away, a peaceful feeling came over her and she was comforted.

    Very few people suffered as much as Mother. One time she and sister Annie went into the field to glean wheat, and they came in contact with poison weeds and their legs broke out with sores. Mother's was the worst. Both her legs were solid sores from her knees to the soles of her feet. It took weeks for them to heal. Every summer for several years at the same time, her legs would break out with the same kind of sores, but each year they would he more mild. This was a few weeks before Grace was born; after that her legs caused her a lot of misery. There were quite a few other things that caused a lot of suffering that I'll not take time to mention, besides giving birth to 14 children without the aid of a doctor or having something done to ease the pain.

    Mother was a good Latter-day Saint. She always donated liberally, paid her tithing and fast offerings. When she began paying, she saved all her statements from the dairy so she would know how much she owed, and at the end of the year, she owed a few cents more than ten dollars. I don't know how she managed to live. She had a few hens, but they didn't lay any eggs until the price went down to ten cents a dozen. Lucy was the main stay of the family. Hattie and I worked some. When either of us earned any money, it was turned over to Mother. Not a cent did we use for ourselves without her telling us to. She would shine our heavy shoes with stove soot. We were quite large before we could afford dress shoes. We weren't the only poor people, however; most everyone was alike

    We had a happy home, Mother made it so. Our home was a house of prayer. We had family prayer night and morning, and I think that had everything to do with the spirit of our home. I know I speak for all of the family when I say I am thankful for wonderful parents and what they did for us.

    Mary married Hyrum Smith Phelps on 8 Sep 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Hyrum (son of Morris Charles Phelps and Sarah Thompson) was born on 26 Feb 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; died on 23 Apr 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 37. Mary Lauretta Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Aug 1874 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
    2. 38. Lucyette Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Jan 1876 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho; died on 6 Jan 1905 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    3. 39. Barbara Ann Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Aug 1877 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho; died on 31 Jan 1957 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    4. 40. Gove Edwin Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Dec 1878 in Lees Ferry, Coconino, Arizona; died on 23 Jul 1941 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    5. 41. Harriet Emeline Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Mar 1881 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 6 Feb 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    6. 42. Orson Ashael Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Jun 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 24 Jul 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    7. 43. Lester Leo Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Sep 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 15 May 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    8. 44. Yuma Letitia Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 11 Apr 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 11 Aug 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    9. 45. Amy Dorothy Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Sep 1887 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 11 Jan 1951 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    10. 46. Grace Darling Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Jul 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    11. 47. Esther Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 12 Sep 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 15 Dec 1985 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
    12. 48. Clara Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 1 Oct 1893 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    13. 49. Martha Gertrude Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 Jul 1895 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died in Oct 1982 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    14. 50. Wilford Woodruff Phelps  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Dec 1896 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 22 Jun 1979 in Santa Monica, California.

  4. 29.  Lucy Melissa Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 19 May 1856 in Farmington, Davis, Utah.

  5. 30.  Barbara Ann Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 26 Aug 1858 in Perry, Box Elder, Utah.

  6. 31.  Anna Mariah Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 28 Jun 1860 in Hyrum, Cache, Utah.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 28 Jun 1862, Hyrum, Cache, Utah


  7. 32.  Ashel Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 20 Nov 1863 in Hyrum, Cache, Utah; died on 27 Sep 1883.

  8. 33.  William Augustus Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 16 Aug 1867 in Hyrum, Cache, Utah.

  9. 34.  Lydia Emeline Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 25 Feb 1870 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.

  10. 35.  Orissa Vilate Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 29 Sep 1873 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho; died on 23 Jan 1874 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.

  11. 36.  Alice Bingham Descendancy chart to this point (25.Calvin7, 24.Sarah6, 23.Josiah5, 13.Lt.4, 7.Mary3, 2.Joseph2, 1.Ensign1) was born on 20 Nov 1875 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.