Nielsen Hayden genealogy

William Chase

Male Abt 1620 - 1685  (~ 65 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Chase was born about 1620; died on 27 Feb 1685 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 1628

    Notes:

    In the records of the Roxbury church, the Rev. John Eliot calls this William Chase "a child of ill qualitys & a sore affliction to his parents."

    William married (Unknown first wife of William Chase) before 1645. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Elizabeth Chase  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 3. John Chase  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Apr 1649 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    William married (Unknown second wife of William Chase) before 1672. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 4. Abraham Chase  Descendancy chart to this point was born before 1674 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 17 Oct 1738 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Elizabeth Chase Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1)

    Elizabeth married Daniel Baker on 27 May 1674. Daniel (son of Francis Baker and Isabel Twining) was born on 2 Sep 1650 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 20 Jul 1713 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 5. Samuel Baker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Oct 1676 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 17 Mar 1755 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  2. 3.  John Chase Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born on 6 Apr 1649 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a soldier in King Philip's War. He died at Yarmouth, date unknown.

    John married Elizabeth Baker. Elizabeth (daughter of Francis Baker and Isabel Twining) was born about 1648. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 6. Isaac Chase  Descendancy chart to this point died on 22 May 1759 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 4.  Abraham Chase Descendancy chart to this point (1.William1) was born before 1674 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 17 Oct 1738 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Abraham married Elizabeth. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 7. Phineas Chase  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Feb 1693 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 22 Apr 1755 in Oblong, Dutchess, New York.


Generation: 3

  1. 5.  Samuel Baker Descendancy chart to this point (2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born on 15 Oct 1676 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 17 Mar 1755 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Samuel married Patience Berry on 11 Jan 1710 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Patience (daughter of Samuel Berry and Elizabeth Bell) was born on 22 Jun 1687 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in Jan 1750 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 8. Shubael Baker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Mar 1710 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 26 Apr 1796 in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  2. 6.  Isaac Chase Descendancy chart to this point (3.John2, 1.William1) died on 22 May 1759 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Isaac married Mary Berry on 23 May 1705 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of John Berry and Susanna) died about 1726. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 9. Obadiah Chase  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 16 Sep 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 7.  Phineas Chase Descendancy chart to this point (4.Abraham2, 1.William1) was born on 3 Feb 1693 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 22 Apr 1755 in Oblong, Dutchess, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York

    Notes:

    Recorded as a member of the Oblong Monthly Meeting in 1742.

    Phineas married Desire Wing on 19 Jul 1719 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Desire (daughter of John Wing and Martha Spooner) was born on 3 Feb 1700 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died after 1760 in Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 10. Daniel Chase  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Jan 1720 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died in in Providence, Saratoga, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Shubael Baker Descendancy chart to this point (5.Samuel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born on 24 Mar 1710 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 26 Apr 1796 in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Shubael married Lydia Stewart on 19 Jun 1733 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Lydia (daughter of Joseph Stuard and Mary) was born in 1717 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 11. Elizabeth Baker  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 2 Jan 1744 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died after 1800.

  2. 9.  Obadiah Chase Descendancy chart to this point (6.Isaac3, 3.John2, 1.William1) was born on 16 Sep 1708 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Obadiah married Mary Smith on 10 Jun 1732. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 12. Sarah Chase  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Sep 1737 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Daniel Chase Descendancy chart to this point (7.Phineas3, 4.Abraham2, 1.William1) was born on 9 Jan 1720 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island; died in in Providence, Saratoga, New York.

    Notes:

    John Carroll Chase and George Walter Chamberlain's multi-part article "Some of the Descendants of William Chase of Roxbury and Yarmouth, Mass.", in the The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, beginning at volume 87 (1933), page 46, contains a serious error involving this Daniel Chase. At page 257 we see "DANIEL(5) CHASE (Eber(4), William(3), William(2), William(1)), of Swansea, born at Swansea 13 Feb. 1712, died there. He married first, 7 Aug. 1740, HANNAH COOK, who died in 1740; and secondly, 27 May 1741, MARY BAKER." But at page 332 we see "DANIEL(5) CHASE (Phineas(4), Abraham(3), William(2), William(1)), born 9 Jan. 1740, died at Providence, N.Y. He married, 7 Aug. 1740, HANNAH COOK."

    It's obviously unlikely that two different Daniel Chases should have both married a Hannah Cook on 7 Aug 1740. The second one appears to be our Daniel Chase, as his children include Deborah who married Prince Wing (albeit as the wife of "Prince Wings").

    The actual identity of the "Hannah Cook" who married Daniel Chase, son of Phineas Chase, was cleared up in 1953 in Mrs. Albert Hunt Chase's "Hannah (Tallman) Cook, Wife of Daniel(5) Chase of Quaker Hill, New York," in The American Genealogist 29:41, January 1953. She was the daughter of John Tallman and Anne Bennett; her first husband was Chaplain Cook, who died two years after their marriage, and she then married Daniel Chase.

    Daniel married Hannah Tallman on 7 Aug 1740 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. Hannah (daughter of Dr. John Tallman and Anne Bennett) was born on 24 Nov 1715 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 13. Deborah Chase  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York; died on 13 Jul 1833 in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York; was buried in Lawrence Cemetery, Saratoga, New York.


Generation: 5

  1. 11.  Elizabeth Baker Descendancy chart to this point (8.Shubael4, 5.Samuel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born on 2 Jan 1744 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died after 1800.

    Elizabeth married Abner Nickerson on 25 Oct 1765 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Abner (son of John Nickerson and Dorcas Bassett) was born on 28 Apr 1732 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died before 4 Feb 1798 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 14. Scott Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. 15. Aaron Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born in in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  2. 12.  Sarah Chase Descendancy chart to this point (9.Obadiah4, 6.Isaac3, 3.John2, 1.William1) was born on 26 Sep 1737 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Sarah married Henry Wilson on 4 Jan 1759 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 16. Sarah Wilson  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1760 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died in 1800.

  3. 13.  Deborah Chase Descendancy chart to this point (10.Daniel4, 7.Phineas3, 4.Abraham2, 1.William1) was born in in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York; died on 13 Jul 1833 in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York; was buried in Lawrence Cemetery, Saratoga, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 May 1754, Dutchess, New York
    • Alternate birth: 1 Jun 1754, Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York
    • Alternate birth: 9 Jun 1754, Oblong, Dutchess, New York
    • Alternate death: 14 Jul 1833, Greenfield, Saratoga, New York
    • Alternate death: 13 Jul 1843, Greenfield, Saratoga, New York

    Deborah married Prince Wing on 29 Aug 1774. Prince (son of Jedediah Wing and Elizabeth Gifford) was born on 5 Feb 1752 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York; died on 21 Mar 1843 in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York; was buried in Lawrence Cemetery, Saratoga, New York. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 17. Deborah Wing  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 5 Apr 1796; died on 15 Mar 1877 in Weston, Franklin, Idaho; was buried in Weston City Cemetery, Weston, Franklin, Idaho.


Generation: 6

  1. 14.  Scott Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (11.Elizabeth5, 8.Shubael4, 5.Samuel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born in in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Scott married Lucretia Jane Nickerson on 16 Dec 1789 in Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Lucretia (daughter of John Nickerson and Jerusha Knowles) was born in in Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 18. Martha Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 May 1794 in Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

  2. 15.  Aaron Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (11.Elizabeth5, 8.Shubael4, 5.Samuel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born in in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Aaron married Hannah Atwood on 1 Dec 1804 in Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Hannah (daughter of Joseph Atwood and Susanna Smith) was born on 8 Jun 1783 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 19. Sophia Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Dec 1806 in Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; died on 27 May 1859 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  3. 16.  Sarah Wilson Descendancy chart to this point (12.Sarah5, 9.Obadiah4, 6.Isaac3, 3.John2, 1.William1) was born in 1760 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died in 1800.

    Sarah married James Smith in Dec 1784 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. James (son of Archelaus Smith and Elizabeth Nickerson) was born on 6 Oct 1762 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 28 May 1842 in Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 20. James Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1787; died on 15 Jul 1870 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. 21. Reuben Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 15 Dec 1792; died on 14 Sep 1869 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  4. 17.  Deborah Wing Descendancy chart to this point (13.Deborah5, 10.Daniel4, 7.Phineas3, 4.Abraham2, 1.William1) was born on 5 Apr 1796; died on 15 Mar 1877 in Weston, Franklin, Idaho; was buried in Weston City Cemetery, Weston, Franklin, Idaho.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 20 May 1796, Greenfield, Saratoga, New York
    • Alternate birth: 29 May 1796, Greenfield, Saratoga, New York

    Deborah married Levi Gifford in 1816 in Tioga, Pennsylvania. Levi (son of Noah Gifford and Mary Bowerman) was born on 15 Aug 1789 in Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 4 Mar 1860 in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 22. Priscilla Gifford  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Mar 1818 in Covington, Tioga, Pennsylvania; died on 2 Aug 1876 in Weston, Franklin, Idaho.


Generation: 7

  1. 18.  Martha Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (14.Scott6, 11.Elizabeth5, 8.Shubael4, 5.Samuel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born on 14 May 1794 in Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Also called Pattie.

    Martha married Hezechiah Newell. (son of Henry Newell and Eunice Smith) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 23. Zephaniah H. Newell  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Oct 1827 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 23 Nov 1911 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  2. 19.  Sophia Nickerson Descendancy chart to this point (15.Aaron6, 11.Elizabeth5, 8.Shubael4, 5.Samuel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born on 4 Dec 1806 in Argyle, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; died on 27 May 1859 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Also called Saffera Nickerson.

    Sophia married Robert Wilson. Robert (son of Archibald Wilson and Christiana Jane Wylie) was born in 1803 in Scotland; died on 28 Oct 1876 in West Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 24. Christiana Wilson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Feb 1831 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 6 Mar 1905 in Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  3. 20.  James Smith Descendancy chart to this point (16.Sarah6, 12.Sarah5, 9.Obadiah4, 6.Isaac3, 3.John2, 1.William1) was born in 1787; died on 15 Jul 1870 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    James married Tabitha Nickerson. Tabitha (daughter of Joshua Nickerson and Tabitha Kendrick) was born on 9 Sep 1790 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 18 Jan 1844. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 25. Asenath Smith  Descendancy chart to this point

  4. 21.  Reuben Smith Descendancy chart to this point (16.Sarah6, 12.Sarah5, 9.Obadiah4, 6.Isaac3, 3.John2, 1.William1) was born on 15 Dec 1792; died on 14 Sep 1869 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Reuben married Deborah Covell on 24 Jan 1815. Deborah (daughter of Jonathan Covell and Parnel Gardner) was born on 2 Sep 1797 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 14 Sep 1854. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 26. Mathilda Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 28 May 1834 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 28 Apr 1891 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  5. 22.  Priscilla GiffordPriscilla Gifford Descendancy chart to this point (17.Deborah6, 13.Deborah5, 10.Daniel4, 7.Phineas3, 4.Abraham2, 1.William1) was born on 3 Mar 1818 in Covington, Tioga, Pennsylvania; died on 2 Aug 1876 in Weston, Franklin, Idaho.

    Notes:

    Covington, Tioga, Pennsylvania is now called Sullivan.

    Priscilla married Warner Hoopes on 29 Jul 1840 in Brown, Illinois. Warner (son of Jonathan Hoopes and Rebecca Watts) was born on 29 Oct 1817 in Lewisburg, York, Pennsylvania; died on 13 Feb 1891 in Weston, Franklin, Idaho. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 27. Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Sep 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa; died on 19 Nov 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.


Generation: 8

  1. 23.  Zephaniah H. Newell Descendancy chart to this point (18.Martha7, 14.Scott6, 11.Elizabeth5, 8.Shubael4, 5.Samuel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born on 3 Oct 1827 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 23 Nov 1911 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He was a sea captain.

    Zephaniah married Asenath Smith. (daughter of James Smith and Tabitha Nickerson) [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 28. Martha A. Newell  Descendancy chart to this point

  2. 24.  Christiana Wilson Descendancy chart to this point (19.Sophia7, 15.Aaron6, 11.Elizabeth5, 8.Shubael4, 5.Samuel3, 2.Elizabeth2, 1.William1) was born on 3 Feb 1831 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 6 Mar 1905 in Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1832

    Christiana married James McComiskey. James (son of Daniel McComiskey and Azuba Sears) was born in 1827 in Woods Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 13 Feb 1915 in Lower East Pubnico, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; was buried in Old Wilson Cemetery, Charlesville, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 29. Ella Seretha McComiskey  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1869 in Nova Scotia; died on 9 Jan 1947 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  3. 25.  Asenath Smith Descendancy chart to this point (20.James7, 16.Sarah6, 12.Sarah5, 9.Obadiah4, 6.Isaac3, 3.John2, 1.William1)

    Asenath married Zephaniah H. Newell. Zephaniah (son of Hezechiah Newell and Martha Nickerson) was born on 3 Oct 1827 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 23 Nov 1911 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 28. Martha A. Newell  Descendancy chart to this point

  4. 26.  Mathilda Smith Descendancy chart to this point (21.Reuben7, 16.Sarah6, 12.Sarah5, 9.Obadiah4, 6.Isaac3, 3.John2, 1.William1) was born on 28 May 1834 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 28 Apr 1891 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Mathilda married Ephraim Clifford Nickerson. Ephraim (son of Judah Nickerson and Elizabeth Smith) was born on 26 Jun 1832 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 14 Sep 1915 in Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 30. Alfred Smith Nickerson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Nov 1870 in Nova Scotia; died after 9 Jan 1947 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 27.  Elizabeth Adelaide HoopesElizabeth Adelaide Hoopes Descendancy chart to this point (22.Priscilla7, 17.Deborah6, 13.Deborah5, 10.Daniel4, 7.Phineas3, 4.Abraham2, 1.William1) was born on 9 Sep 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa; died on 19 Nov 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

    Notes:

    An unsigned sketch of the life of Elizabeth Adelaide Hoopes Allen, found on familysearch.org:

    Adelaide, as she was lovingly called, was one of the first babies born in a covered wagon during the time her LDS parents were being expelled from Nauvoo. On the 9th of September, 1847, she came to Warner Hoopes and Priscilla when they were traveling through the state of Iowa, at Council Point, Pottawattamie County, sometime before they arrived in Council Bluffs. Her early life was filled with trials and tribulations, as experienced by many other faithful Saints at that time.

    Her father was a shoemaker by trade and her mother possessed great faith and energy. When Adelaide was around three, her parents moved to St. Joseph, Missouri to find work as they did not have the means to travel any farther at that time. Brigham Young had told the Saints who could not finance themselves to go all the way to the Great Salt Lake Valley to wait until they could. Her father secured a job of burning charcoal and things looked good for a time. Her mother was in poor health and they hoped this climate would make her better. The following is based on an event recorded in Adelaide's journal that occurred while the family was living in St. Joseph:

    One night we were entertaining an Elder McGraw who had stopped at our place as he was returning from his mission in England. He told my father that he felt impressed to tell him to remove his family immediately to Florence, Nebraska and there to prepare to immigrate to Utah. He repeated that same advice later that night and again the next morning. After he started away he returned and advised him to go right away and leave his family to dispose of the property. But my father was loathe to leave his prosperous situation and heeded not the counsel. About a week later a non-Mormon family's home was burned and the Mormons were accused of committing the deed. Four of the brethren were arrested but they were proven innocent and released. However, the decision of the court did not please the hellish mob which then planned to kill the men. The brethren were warned by a friend but my father didn't believe he was in any danger. The sheriff of Buchanan County came to father and offered protection and he refused as "he had no enemies". After a few days he had an uneasy feeling that he should not remain at home that night. He counseled his wife and told her if a friend came to the house to call him as he would stay out in the woods, but if it was an enemy, she should blow the dinner horn, made from a cow's horn, signifying that the more she blew the horn the deeper into the woods he should go. Sometime during the night my mother was awakened by voices outside. She listened and recognized voices of some of the mob and they were making plans to take father away. After they had stationed the guards at the windows and doors with instructions to "shoot him down" should he try to escape, mother grabbed the horn and blew three loud blasts. The leader of the mob, thinking it was a signal for him to come to her rescue, grabbed the horn and blew it repeatedly. Finally mother told him the louder and longer he blew, the further and faster father would run. The mob grew more angry but she told them that had they come like gentlemen, she would have called him and he would have returned. Furiously they took to the woods where they hunted the rest of the night but could not locate him. The next day they returned and tried to get mother to give up this terrible religion, saying that if she would she and her children would be cared for. My mother's answer was an inspiration to me; she said, "My husband and religion mean more to me than money or anything that money can buy." They cursed her and used vile language as they took their departure. We children scattered hot coals in the yard hoping that if they returned they would get burned.

    In spite of protests, her father and a Brother Lincoln were put in jail and had to remain there for nine months before they were proven innocent. Adelaide remembered the night the mob took her father to jail. They broke the door to get into the house and though her mother pleaded with them not to take him, they were rude to her. It made it very hard on the family as Adelaide's mother was not too well and she had to provide for them. She disposed of most of their belongings and then resorted to making willow baskets which the children sold. Adelaide remembered visiting her father in jail. He was - pale and thin, with black eyes, and with hair and whiskers all over his face. It was frightening to look at him. After he was released from jail, they decided to cross the plains and go where the Saints were, though they had no money. The parents sold their only cow and her father took the money and left immediately for Florence, Nebraska where his brother Hyrum Hoopes was preparing to leave with a group of Saints for the Salt Lake Valley. This was in the year of 1857 when the last body of Saints left Winter Quarters. Adelaide's father borrowed enough money from his brother and sent for his family who arrived in time to leave with the company. Adelaide was then a girl of 10 and her job was to look her baby brother, Daniel. She remembered that she walked much of the way and carried her brother on her back when he got too tired to walk.

    The company had cattle which they were driving through. One of the cows had a sucking calf and one of the men told Adelaide that if she would catch the calf and tie it up at night, she could have the milk from the cow in the morning. That sounded very good so unbeknown to her parents, she slipped up to the cow when the calf was getting his milk and got the rope around the calfs neck. The calf became frightened and began to run. Adelaide hung on to the rope for quite a while but when he pulled her through the bushes and a muddy place, she had to let go. She said she could have held it if her sister Melissa had helped. She never did get the milk.

    Her sister Melissa, age 12, rode a horse all the way and drove the cattle to help pay back the money their father had borrowed. The group arrived in Salt Lake in 1857 . They moved to Bountiful for a short time, then moved to Richmond, Cache County, Utah. Adelaide was the one chosen to help her father with the sheep. She helped with the shearing as well as the herding. With the wool, she learned to spin, weave and sew, besides learning to cook and keep a tidy house. Adelaide had a girl friend by the name of Belinda Bear. One day she was over visiting with Adelaide when Belinda's boy friend, Charles Allen, called for her. Just for a joke, Adelaide hid Belinda's bonnet and when Belinda found out that she had hid it, she began to chase Adelaide around the house. Around they went, in and out. Apparently Charles thought they would never stop so he caught Adelaide, then about seventeen years old, and held her until she told where the bonnet was. That was the last time that Charles took Belinda out, as he began to court Adelaide. Although he was seventeen years her senior, she seemed to share his feelings and consented to be his wife. They were married in Richmond on 15 June 1864, and later went to Salt Lake and were sealed in the Endowment House. Their first five children, all boys, were born while they lived in Richmond. Five other children, four girls and a boy, were born in Cove, Utah where the family homesteaded 160 acres in a canyon.

    While the family was still in Cove, Adelaide and her sister-in-law Mary decided to kill the pig. Mary was to hit it in the head to knock it down, then Adelaide was to cut its throat to make it bleed. When the water was hot enough so the pig could later be scalded, Mary climbed into the pen with the axe and hit it but not hard enough to make it fall. The pig began running and squealing around the pen so Mary called for Adelaide. They both took after it. Around and around the pen they went. When Adelaide finally caught one of the hind legs, they both pulled hard and stopped it. Mary hung on to its leg while Adelaide cut its throat. They found it a hard job to kill a pig and often laughed about their experience.

    Adelaide's husband was Branch President in Cove, but the cold winters were too much for him and he contracted rheumatism and was badly crippled. They thought they had better try a warmer climate for his health, so relocated to Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona. Adelaide and the girls rode in a white top buggy on the trip. She knitted socks for the family on the way, which they did not need so badly in a warm climate.

    They moved into an adobe house with a dirt floor but it was not long a dirt floor, as Adelaide with her energy and pride soon had a nice wood one. Within the next seven years, four more children were born. Their home was always a gathering place for the young folks. They were always made to feel welcome even though they had to be bedded on the floor.

    Adelaide drove a little span of mules, Jack and Molly, sitting in the white top buggy whenever she traveled without the men folk. Those little mules were deathly afraid of Indians. Whenever they saw one they would break into a dead run. There were Indians all over the valley when they first came to Mesa. One might pop up at any time so Adelaide had to be on the watch. The mules could smell them first. They would first stick up their ears, then their nose up in the air with their eyes on the lookout. That surely meant a "runaway" and Adelaide was always prepared. She grasped her lines just so, braced her feet to give her strength and pushed on the brake. Many times she had small children with her. She never had an accident.

    Their house was built right on the trail where the Indians used to hunt rabbits. They objected to this and would often stop, get off their horses and peek into the windows, as well as ask for something to eat. Her children remembered how scared they were when the Indians came galloping up on their horses with their dark, bare bodies and nothing on but a "breech clout" around their loins and their long, black hair flopping up and down. One day an Indian came walking to the door and demanded something to eat. Adelaide, remembering the counsel of President Young to feed instead of fight them, turned to go get him something when she looked around just in time to see him entering the door with his eye on the gun that was hanging on the wall. Adelaide, "quick as a wink", gave him a big shove and he landed on his back out the door on a board with nails in it. The Indian was shocked. He did not move very soon. He looked around, got up slowly and started off on a trot. He left a piece of his "breech clout" on the nails. He never came back.

    Adelaide loved music. She and the children sang together many of the ballads of the day, such as "Polly Van", "Joe Bowers", "Captain Jinks" and "Vacant Chair". The family often held what they called "Primary" where they met together in the evening and sang songs and told stories. It was always opened with prayer.

    Adelaide died giving birth to her fourteenth child, on 13 November 1889, at age 42. It was a great sorrow to the father and family. After her death, everybody in town tried to help. The funeral was held out at the front of the home. Brother Henry Rogers was one of the speakers and he remarked that, "The old, poor and needy will miss Sister Allen most of all". She was always there to help them in their time of need. She was laid to rest in the Mesa Cemetery.

    Her last request to the family was to keep them together. The request was granted for a council meeting with the father and older children, it was decided that the oldest daughter, Adelaide, would care for the home and the children. She was fifteen years old at the time and Seymour, age nineteen, took over the job of providing as best he could. The father lived a short distance away after taking a second wife.

    Elizabeth married Charles Hopkins Allen on 15 Jun 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Utah. Charles (son of Andrew Lee Allen and Clarinda Knapp) was born on 15 Oct 1830 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York; died on 18 Feb 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 31. Elijah Allen  Descendancy chart to this point
    2. 32. Charles Lewis Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 30 May 1865 in Richmond, Cache, Utah; died on 8 Feb 1944 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    3. 33. Warner Hoopes Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Oct 1866 in Richmond, Cache, Utah; died on 24 Feb 1932 in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona.
    4. 34. Andrew Lee Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Dec 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Utah; died on 22 Jul 1870.
    5. 35. John Seymour Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Nov 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Utah; died on 22 Jan 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; was buried in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    6. 36. Theodore Knapp Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 May 1872 in Richmond, Cache, Utah; died on 4 Sep 1877.
    7. 37. Adelaide Cedilla Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 27 Mar 1874 in Cove, Cache, Utah; died on 6 Jan 1963 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    8. 38. Clarinda Knapp Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 7 Mar 1876 in Richmond, Cache, Utah; died on 17 Aug 1956 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    9. 39. Priscilla Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 26 Dec 1879 in Cove, Cache, Utah.
    10. 40. Deborah Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Sep 1881 in Cove, Cache, Utah.
    11. 41. Rebecca Hannah Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Jun 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 7 Apr 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    12. 42. Julia Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 May 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
    13. 43. James David Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Nov 1887 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 15 Apr 1940 in Globe, Gila, Arizona.
    14. 44. Joseph Allen  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 13 Nov 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona; died on 22 Apr 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.