David Hamnett

Jun 1815 - 21 Oct 1901

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David Hamnett

Jun 1815 - 21 Oct 1901
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Grave site information of David Hamnett (Jun 1815 - 21 Oct 1901) at Alpine Cemetery in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States from BillionGraves

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David Hamnett


Alpine Cemetery

283 N 300 E
Alpine, Utah, Utah
United States


May 30, 2011


May 26, 2011

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David Hamnett Pioneer

Contributor: dandrew Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Evidence that he came in 1853 is confirmed in information found in Church financial records. Seventh Ward record of members records his birth as 1818. He came across the plains with Companies Cyrus H. Wheelock Company (1853) Age at departure: 38. Records obtained from the LDS Church History Department.

Life Histoey of David and Ann Jackson Hamnett

Contributor: dandrew Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

written by Emeline B. Wells (with her original grammar and typographical errors) or written by Doris Forbes (daugter of Ester Hamnett, Mrs. Clarence Peterson, American Fork, UT., both have their names "written by" on two different copies of this same account Doris Forbes, cousin to Anna Hamnett Salm she wrote in her hand writing, on these same written accounts "grand mother Born April 11th 1824 "grand Father 1815" David Hamnett---Son of Wm. Hanmett and Mary Wilde. Born June 1815. Was tall in stature. Brown eyes and black wavy hair. He possessed a wonderful physique. He was a very stern and straight thinking character. Very strong in likes and dislikes and a sumpathetic person and won many friend and provided for wife and family successfuly. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1850 by J. Albessen. Confirmed by the same. Ordained an Elder in 1853 by Cyrus H. Weelock. Ordained a High Priest July 2, 1876 by David Adams. Died Oct. 21, 1901. Ann Jackson Hamnett--Daughter of David Jackson and Ann Howorth. Born April. 11, 1824 at Fall Bank, Lancashire England. Baptized in England by Elder Orson Pratt in 1840. Baptized again in Utah June 10, 1858. Confirmed a member of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints June 15 1848 by T Schofield. Ann Jackson was the oldest member of a family of five. She was tall, stately and graceful and a very proud and dignified woman. She possessed a wonderful character which was made manifest through-out her life. Her complexion was fair. Her hair being blond or disciplin. Her parents were very much averse to the Mormans, and they kept her a prisoner a great portion of the time to keep her away from the Saints. There being a number of Elders preaching the Gospel in that locality at that time. Occasionally she managed to get away and attend a Morman meeting. But for seven years was restricted from any liberty of her own. Her parents thought they were governing her in the corect manner and concluded it was for the best. They allowed her many privilages in various way to win her obedience to their desires and wished concerning religious views. Ministers were paid to take the family to the church they attended. Expensive clothes were purchased. They, however, did not succeed in this attempt. She was determined to seek the truth which she knew she could find in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was at this particular time that she sought out the Elders and was indeed fortunate in receiving baptism for Elder Orson Pratt. She was instrumental in converting her husband to the faith. They, together attended a number of Mormon meetings. Grandfather being an excellant singer was requested by the Elders to conduct the singing for these gatherings. Grandfather and Grandmother were married in Ashton, Underlyne, England. Having accepted the Gospel they were free to come to Utah and join the Saints. They set sail from England Feb. 1, 1852 on the Ship Elvira Owen. They commenced the journey with very few belongings together with their meager earnings they had obtained working in Buckley's factory in England. They spent three months crossing the ocean which was very trying indeed at times. They journeyed on to Iowa to a Settlement known as Montrose where they spent several days resting themselves. While there they were offered a home and a tract of land to farm. They were pleased with the offer but refused being desirous of the intent of coming to Utah and partaking of the wonderful influence and spirit of the Gospel and the many beautiful blessing it had in store for them. Thus, they obtained an ox-team and wagon to commence the long and toilsome journey across the plains. They were assigned to the company known as Ten Pound Co. under the leadership of Cyrus H. Weelcock. The members of the Company walked the entire distance. The wagons being used for provisions and as a resting place for the sick and weary of the company. They suffered many hardships. Were attacked by Indians, and had many trials and tribulations. At times they were deprived of their beds at night and would lay oxen-yoke together in such a way to arrange a place suitable to get rest. Diseases broke out among them and they would be forced to halt the journey and care for the sick with scarcely any medical aid to assist them. They were exposed to weather and faced the most dangerous of storms, lived on the porrest of food, never complaining, always being brave and remaining steadfast to the cause. Many times when they became downhearted and depressed they would join in singing songs of Zion which indeed was a wonderful aid in helping them carry on. Grandfather always conducted the singing. The Company arrived in Salt Lake City Oct 6, 1852. Grandfather and Grandmother resided in Salt Lake six years.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx During this time they succeded in buildinga little home. In the year of 1858, Johnson's army came to Salt Lake to drive out the Saints and burn their homes. Brigham Young ordered the Saints to gather their belongings and prepare to leave and settle in the different settlements assigned them. xxxxxxxxxx r Grandmother left Salt Lake City April 1858 to come to come to Alpine. Grandfather remained in Salt Lake to assist in building the Temple and as a missionary to guard Echo Canyon against Johnson's army. This took place November 7, 1857-58. He xxxxxxxxxxx was assigned to the 10th infantry under General Daniel H. Wells. The captain and magor of the troup being Lott Smith. When free from this duty, Grandfather came to Alpine and joined Grandmother. They resided in Alpine until their death. They were blessed with five children. Grandfather xxxxxxxxxx guarded the Indians in Alpine. He was a faithful member of the ward choir and assisted in conducting the singing for a number of years. Grandmother also took an active part in the ward; Being a member of the choir and Relief Society. They were both blessed with the Gift of x Tongues and interpretation of same. Grandmother died Feb. 18, 1897

Elvira Owen - 15 February from Liverpool to New Orleans 23 March 1853

Contributor: dandrew Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

"SIXTY-FOURTH COMPANY. -- Elvira Owen. -- 345 Saints. Under the direction of Joseph W. Young, who had presided over the Preston Conference, a company of three hundred and forty-five Saints sailed from Liverpool on the fifteenth of February, 1853, on board the ship Elvira Owen. Among the emigrating Saints was Jonathan Midgley who had presided over the Manchester Conference. On the twenty-third of March, 1853, after a most speedy voyage lasting only thirty-six days, the Elvira Owen arrived at the bar at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Three births, three marriages and three deaths occurred during the voyage. There were a few cases of small-pox, which, however, did not prove fatal, and the disease did not spread to any great extent. Captain Owen treated the Saints with much kindness, especially the sick, and a memorial, expressive of their gratitude for his fatherly conduct to all, was presented to him by the passengers. After being detained at the bar several days the Elvira Owen was towed up the river, and the emigrants landed in New Orleans on the thirty-first of March. Proceeding up the Mississippi River the emigrants arrived in Keokuk on the thirteenth of April, being two days short of two months from Liverpool, which was considered an extraordinarily rapid journey. (Millennial Star, Vol. XV, pp.154, 288 and 361)."

David Hamnett - Early Alpine Pioneer Settler

Contributor: dandrew Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Stories taken from the book; "Alpine Yesterdays, A History of Alpine, Utah County, Utah 1850-1980", by Jennie Adams Wild; David Hamnett remembered watching George Halliday of Pleasant Grove, plaster and put the granite splash on the outside of the building. Mr. Silverwood was his teacher also, and he liked him very much. When Mr. Hamnett was about twelve years old the town was high with excitement as a show from Salt Lake was coming. As he remembered there were twelve actors in the show; it was called a traveling troupe and they put on a Negro Minstrel show. He never missed a move or anything that went on. The colored gentleman had the audience spellbound and David thought that was the best show he had ever seen in his life. The troupe came back several times to put on entertainment in the building and through his keen observance and agility, Brother Hamnett became the towns step dancer and he could really dance. He was a lover of dances and many a time he would take some corn on the cob, wheat or vegetables to pay for his dance ticket.

Emmigration and Migration of David and Ann (Jackson) Hamnett

Contributor: dandrew Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Hamnett Family Emigration from England to America: David Hamnett 1815-1901, was born in Lancashire,England and married his first wife Elizabeth Sellers in the Cathedral,Manchester,Lancashire,England in 1846, she died one year later in 1847. He married his second wife Ann Jackson in 1848, in Heaton Norris, Christ Church. David and Ann sailed from Liverpool on the fifteenth of February, 1853, on board the ship Elvira Owen and arrived at the bar at the mouth of the Mississippi River. After being detained at the bar several days, the Elvira Owen was towed up the river, and the emigrants landed in New Orleans on the thirty-first of March. Proceeding up the Mississippi River the emigrants arrived in Keokuk on the thirteenth of April 1853. Hamnett Family Migration to Utah: From Keokuk,Iowa, David and Ann traveled with the Cyrus H. Wheelock Company in 1853 to Salt Lake City, Utah, their first son David Jackson Hamnett was born in 1858. The family relocated to Fort Alpine where they had four more children; Ann Jackson Hamnett 1860, William James Jackson Hamnett 1864, Mary Jane Hamnett 1865, and Esther Hamnett 1871. Son, David Jackson Hamnett married Catherine Jannett Winn, who also lived at Fort Alpine, and who was the daughter of Alma Winn. The David & Catherine Jannett Hamnett family are listed in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census records as living in Alpine, Utah. Daughter Ann Jackson died the same year she was born in 1860. William James Jackson Hamnett married Nancy Jane Matilda Winn, sister of Catherine Winn and daughter of Alma Winn, who lived in Fort Alpine. Mary Jane Hamnett married Janus Jacobsen Beck. Esther Hamnett married Joseph Arthur Forbes. The Forbes and Hamnett families ran a lumber business in American Fork Canyon. The Hamnett and Forbes family graves are located in Alpine, Utah.

Life timeline of David Hamnett

David Hamnett was born on Jun 1815
David Hamnett was 10 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
David Hamnett was 16 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
David Hamnett was 25 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
David Hamnett was 44 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
David Hamnett was 45 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
David Hamnett was 62 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
David Hamnett was 73 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
David Hamnett was 79 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
David Hamnett died on 21 Oct 1901 at the age of 86
Grave record for David Hamnett (Jun 1815 - 21 Oct 1901), BillionGraves Record 5220 Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States