James N. Lewis

1859 - 1940

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Monticello, San Juan, Utah
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Life Story of Emma Bateman

Contributor: kevsha Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Life Story of Emma Bateman Emma Bateman’s parents were from England. Her father William Bateman was born 23 April 1823 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He must have emigrated to Iowa around 1840. Her mother Sarah Lavender was born 21 March 1824 at Bedford, Pondshire (Bedfordshire) County, England. She must have come to America about 1840. Emma was born the 5 August 1841 in Augusta, Polk County, Iowa. In 1843 Sarah married William Bateman and lived in Augusta, Iowa where William Henry was born in 1844. Then they moved to Gavis County, Missouri where Samuel was born. Samuel died there in 1848. Having embraced the Latter Day Saint Gospel the Batemans joined with other Saints and came to Utah arriving in Salt Lake City in 1849. Mary Ann was born on 21 March 1849 in Salt Lake City on her mother Sarah’s 25th birthday. The William Bateman family was in Salt Lake City in the 1850 census with Emma listed as 10 years old. Another sister, Elizabeth was born in 1851. Of course they went through all the hardships the other pioneers did such as making their own candles, living without stoves, using fire places for warmth and for cooking their meals. They also spun their own cloth and made their own clothes. The William Bateman family was called to help settle southern Utah moving to Cedar City where children Joseph 1853, James 1855 and John 1857 were born. At the age of 5 months John died. The William Bateman family was listed in the 1856 territorial census as living in Cedar City, Utah with Emma as 16 years old. Nearby, in Parowan, lived James Lewis. He was born Jan 12, 1814 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine. He was married to Emily Jennison Holman in St. Louis, Missouri 9 May 1847 by J. D. Grant, and they had six children by 1856. James embraced the practice of polygamy. His autobiography states that on Sunday Apr 5, 1857 he was sealed to Emma Bateman by Prest. Brigham Young in Salt Lake City. In the winter of 1856 and 1957 he had been elected to the state legislature so it is logical that he was in Salt Lake City. They had one son, James Nephi Lewis, who was born on 11 November 1859 in West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah. It is said that Emma did not want to live in southern Utah with James Lewis (although her parents had lived in Cedar City). For whatever reason, the marriage did not last and they were divorced. No record of the divorce has been found. (Some descendants have stated that this sealing took place Sunday 5th April 1877 by President Brigham Young in Salt Lake City. That is incorrect since Brigham Young was in St. George from January to April 18, 1877.) The William Bateman family moved to West Jordon around 1858 and Thomas Lehi was born 26 Sept 1858. In the 1860 census the Batemans are listed as living in West Jordan, Utah. Emma Bateman is listed as a daughter age 19. There is no record of James Nephi Lewis with this family. He is also not listed with the family of James and Emily Lewis in Parowan, Utah. William George Palmer was born in 25 August 1821 in Haldiamond, Ontario, Canada. His father George Palmer died in 1834. Phebe Palmer had but four children with her when she came to Kirtland in 1834-5, her baby Rhoda Ann, Zemira (age 3-4), Lydia Elizabeth (age 8-9), William George (age 13-14). Along with the Saints she was driven from Kirtland to Missouri, to Nauvoo, Illinois. William’s mother Phebe married Ebenezer Brown, a widower with four small children in 1842. William married Susan Draper 24 Feb 1842 in Illinois. She died shortly thereafter. He married Mary Ellen Perdun about 1846 in Sycamore, DeKalb Illinois. They had three children (David Moroni Palmer 1846, George Alma Palmer 1849 and Hannah Jane Palmer 1854). They came to the Salt Lake Valley about 1855. His wife became discouraged and left him. Mary Ellen Palmer was separated from William but stayed in Utah at least until 1860 with two of her children. She later went to the Midwest where she spent the remainder of her life. In the 1856 territorial census William Palmer was living in Provo with Alma. Ellen Palmer was living in the 7th Ward of Salt Lake City with George Palmer and Mary H (Jane). David Moroni Palmer was living in the 5th Ward in Salt Lake City. In the 1860 Federal census taken on 17 August 1860, William Palmer and Alma Palmer were living in Draper, Utah with William’s mother Phebe and Ebenezer Brown. Just a few days later August 23, 1860 Ellen Palmer was living in Spanish Fork, Utah with Jane and Alma. (Was Alma splitting time with his parents?) Moroni Palmer age 14 was in West Jordan in the 1860 census living in the household of Llewellyn and Catherine Mantle. About 1861 Emma and William met. They had a son William George Palmer Jr. on 21 Sept 1862 in Draper, Utah. (There is an erroneous date of 21 Sept. 1857 for his birth to William and Emma Palmer based on his death certificate, which was reported by Mrs. C.S. Bullock of Bingham Canyon) Rhoda Palmer was born 3 May 1865 in Draper, Utah. Emma Rosella Palmer was born 14 April 1867 in Draper, Utah. There was a sealing of Emma Bateman to William George recorded 20 April 1867. Phoebe Lovina Palmer was born 13 Dec 1868 in Draper, Utah. In the 1870 Census Emma and William Palmer were living in Draperville, Utah. The following children were listed. Nephi 10, William 8, Rhoda 5, Rosilla 3.Sometime after 1870 William and Emma Palmer moved to Deseret, Millard County, Utah. Zilpha was born 16 Aug 1876 in Deseret, Millard, Utah. Viola was born 20 Apr 1880 in Deseret, Millard, Utah. In the 1880 Census William and Emma Palmer were living in Deseret, Millard, Utah. The following children are listed. James N. 20, William 18, Rosilla 14, Rhoda 12, Phebe 9 Zilpha 4, Viola 2/12. William Palmer died in Provo, Utah 14 April 1891. In the 1900 Census Emma Palmer was living with her son William Palmer and daughter Viola in Scofield, Utah. Next door lived a widower Thomas Llewelyn. Emma Palmer married Thomas Llewelyn 30 December 1907 in Sandy, Utah. 1910 Census in Scofield Emma and Thomas Llewelyn are listed as married. Emma died in Scofield, Utah 11 Nov. 1912. She was buried there. Her tombstone has the name Emma Llewelyn inscribed on it. Children of James Lewis and Emma Bateman: 1, James Nephi Lewis b. Nov 1859 West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah md.1 Francis Elizabeth Ferguson 14 July 1878 md 2 Susan Caroline Hall 2 Dec 1886 Kanosh, Utah. d.7 Oct 1940 Monticello, San Juan, Utah His death certificate in 1940 clearly states that his father was James Lewis of Cumberland Maine and his mother was Emma Bateman of Iowa. Children of William George Palmer and Emma Bateman: 1.William George Palmer b 21 Sept 1862 Draper, Ut. d. 1 May 1938 Salt lake City, UT md. 1 Maryetta Phillips 5 kids md.2 Rachel Mahela Loveless 23 July 1903 Scofield, Ut. 7 kids 2.Rhoda Palmer 3 May 1865 Fillmore, Ut. d. 1892 Utah md.1 William Aleson abt 1885 md 2 Erasmus Lysander Gee 17 Apr 1886, Lehi, Ut. md. 3 T. J. Gates age 45 Rhoda age 21 on 11 May 1889 in Provo, Utah. md. 4 J.A. McNorton 16 Apr. 1892 Provo, Ut. 3.Emma Rosella b. 14 Apr 1867 ?? Utah d. 2 Feb 1937 Twin Falls, ID md 1 Allred md. 2 Christian Jensen 17 Apr 1890 md 3 John C Olson. 24 June 1914 SLC Ut. 4.Phoebe Lovinia b. 13 Dec 1872 Dry Valley San Pete, Ut. bp 4 Sept 1884 d. 26 May 1945 SLC Ut. md 1 William H. Collins 7 Aug 1887 Utah. md 2 George Henry Jaggers 13 Apr 1889 Provo, UT md 3 George Smith 9 June 1920 Pocatello, ID md 4 Walter Franklin Bowers 1926 Salt Lake City, Ut. 5.Zilpha b. 16 Aug 1876 Deseret, Millard, Ut. bp. 4 Sept 1884 by William black d. 20 Oct 1941 Fresno Ca. md 1 William N. Kelley 1892 Deseret, Millard, Ut. md 2 Richard Taylor 11 Sept 1924 Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado. md. 3 George W Overholt or Overstreet. 6.Viola Palmer b. 2 Apr 1880 Deseret, Millard County, Utah d. 24 May 1937 Denver CO md 1 George Albert Penny 31 Jan 1896 Millard, Ut. md 2 Alfred Bismarck Lewis 26 Nov 1900, Scofield, Carbon County, Utah. Note: There was another family by the name of William and Emma Palmer that lived in Logan, Utah in the 1900 census. They were both from England. William age 69 and Emma J age 60. They had a daughter Lettie age 25 that has been mistakenly attributed to William George Palmer and Emma Bateman. Gerald Faerber compiled this history from the life story of Emma’s mother Sarah Lavender Bateman, the original handwritten autobiography of James Lewis, census records and the book The Descendants of George Palmer and Phebe Draper by Sarah P. Collingwood 1962

Marriage of James Lewis to Emma Bateman

Contributor: kevsha Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

James Lewis Marriage to Emma Bateman. James Lewis born 12 Jan 1814 in Gorham, Cumberland Maine married first Emily Jennison Holman. He was sealed to Emma Bateman, born 5 August 1841 in Augusta Iowa, on Sunday 5th April 1857 by President Young in Salt Lake City. In the 1850 census Emma’s father, William Bateman, and his family lived in Salt Lake County, Utah. The census shows Emma Bateman was 10 years old and was born in Iowa. In 1853 the William Bateman family lived in Cedar City where three brothers to Emma (Joseph, James and John) were born 1853-1857. In the 1856 territorial census the William Bateman family is still living in Cedar City, Utah with daughter Emma age 16. Another brother, Thomas, was born 26 Sept. 1859 in West Jordan, Utah. Cedar City is not far from Parowan where her future spouse, James Lewis was living. He probably met Emma in southern Utah. (Note in the 1856 territorial census James Lewis is in Parowan, Utah and William George Palmer (Emma’s second husband) is in Provo, Utah.) James Lewis was sealed to Emma Bateman in Brigham Young’s office in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 5, 1857. At the time James Lewis’ family was living in Parowan. He had been elected to the territorial legislature in the winter of 1856 and 1857. So it is consistent that he would be in Salt Lake City. In fact April 5, 1857 was a Sunday. They had one son, James Nephi Lewis, who was born 11 November 1859 in West Jordan, Salt Lake County. In the 1860 census Emma was in West Jordan, Salt Lake County living with her parents William and Sarah Bateman. There was a 1 year old brother Thos. Bateman. No mention of James Nephi Lewis. However, in the “Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848”, Nephi is listed with James and Emily Lewis, Emma Bateman and James Nephi are on the same record (although Nephi wasn’t born until 1859, nor were some of the other Lewis children). Nephi was born two months prior to Nathaniel Holman Lewis, a son of James and Emily). In1860 James Lewis was in Parowan with Emily and eight children. James and Emma’s marriage did not work out and they were divorced. It has been said that Emma did not want to live in Parowan. No record of the divorce date has been found. Emma Batemen must have met William George Palmer in the early 1860s. He was living in Draper and the Bateman family had moved from West Jordon to Draper. Church records indicate Emma Bateman was married next to William George Palmer on the 20 April 1867. She already had children by him, William born 1862 and Rhoda born 1865, Emma Rosilia born 1867) so perhaps this was a sealing date. William George Palmer had been married twice previously (first to Susan Draper in 27 Apr 1842 in Illinois. William George Palmer also married Mary Ellen Perdun around 1846 in Sycamore, Illinois. They had three children David Moroni, George Alma and Hannah Jane.) In the 1870 Census Emma is shown as a spouse to William George Palmer. They were living in Draperville, Salt Lake County. They have 4 children with (James) Nephi being 10, William 8, Rhoda 5, Rosilia 3. In the 1870 census James and Emily Lewis are living in Harrisburg, Washington County, Utah. One history of James Lewis states James married Emma Bateman on Sunday Apr 5, 1877 in Brigham Young’s office in Salt Lake City. This is in error for several reasons. April 5, 1877 was a Thursday. Brigham Young was in Saint George, Utah from Jan to April 16, 1877, working in the newly dedicated St. George Temple. (reference is footnote 102 on page 75 in BYU studies Vol 44 no 3, 2005). Emma was living with William George Palmer and having kids by him (Zilpha born 1876). James Lewis was living in Kanab at the time. I have the original handwritten autobiography of James Lewis. It states right after entry about serving in the legislature 1856 and 1857, “Sunday April 5th Emma Bateman was sealed to me by Prest. Brigham Young at Salt Lake City.” A four digit year was inserted above the 5th that could be interpreted to be 1877, but it is not clear. Next sentence is “Was called to raise cotton in Dixie. Moved to Harrisburg, Washington County.” This was in the year 1861. The sentence about the sealing is chronologically out of place to be 1877. In the 1880 census William and Emma Palmer are living in Deseret, Millard County, Utah. They have seven children. Zilpha born in 1876 and Viola born in 1880. James N Palmer is listed as 20 years old. James Lewis is not found in the 1880 census. He had gone to Bluff, Utah on the hole in the Rock expedition. They got there in April 1880. His son George Frederick, a blacksmith, was still there in the census taken in June 1880. Records indicate James Lewis was returning to Kanab to get his family. Emily Lewis and children were in Kanab, Utah in the 1860 census. William George Palmer died 14 Apr 1891 in Provo, Utah. In the 1900 census Emma is living with her son William born 1862 in Scofield, Utah. Her youngest daughter Viola is also living with them. Next door is Thomas Llewelen a widower. Emma’s third marriage was to Thomas Lllewelyn on the 30 Dec 1907 in Sandy Utah. She is with him in the 1910 census in Scofield, Utah. She died 11 Nov 1912 in Scofield Utah. James Nephi Lewis married first, Francis Elizabeth Ferguson 14 Jul 1878, and then Susan Caroline Hall on 2 Dec 1886 in Kanosh, Utah. They had seven children. The death certificate of James Nephi Lewis dated 7 Oct 1940 states his father was James Lewis from Cumberland Maine and his mother was Emma Bateman from Iowa. There is a record of a William George Palmer Jr. born 21 Sept 1857 in Iowa to William and Emma. It is based on death certificate of William Palmer in 1938. The informant was Mrs. C. S. Bullock of Bingham Canyon. I think this is incorrect. William George Palmer (Sr) was living as a single man in Salt Lake City with his mother, step-father and son Alma in the 1860 census. Emma Bateman was living with her parents in Draperville, Utah. William Palmer (son of William George Palmer) is listed in the 1900 Census as having been born in Sept 1862. This is consistent with the 1870 and 1880 Census records. In the 1910 census he is listed as 50 years old. In 1920 census 58 years old. In 1930 census 69 years old. All indicate that he was born after 1861. Compiled by Gerald Faerber.

Life Story of James Nephi Lewis

Contributor: kevsha Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Life Story of James Nephi Lewis Compiled by Gerald Faerber James Lewis born 12 Jan 1814 in Gorham, Cumberland Maine married first Emily Jennison Holman. He was sealed to Emma Bateman, born 5 August 1841 in Augusta Iowa, on Sunday 5th April 1857 by President Young in Salt Lake City. They had one son, James Nephi Lewis, who was born 11 November 1859 in West Jordan, Salt Lake County. In the 1860 census Emma was in West Jordan, Salt Lake County living with her parents William and Sarah Bateman. There was a 1 year old brother Thos. Bateman. No mention of James Nephi Lewis. James Nephi was born two months prior to Nathaniel Holman Lewis, a son of James and Emily). In 1860 James Lewis was in Parowan with Emily and eight children. James and Emma’s marriage did not work out and they were divorced. It has been said that Emma did not want to live in Parowan. Emma Batemen must have met William George Palmer in the early 1860s. He was living in Draper and the Bateman family had moved from West Jordon to Draper. Church records indicate Emma Bateman was married next to William George Palmer on the 20 April 1867. She already had children by him, William born 1862 and Rhoda born 1865, Emma Rosilia born 1867) so perhaps this was a sealing date. In the 1870 Census Nephi age 10 was living with his mother Emma Palmer and step father William George Palmer. They were living in Draperville, Salt Lake County. There were 3 other children William 8, Rhoda 5, Rosilia 3. In the 1870 census James and Emily Lewis are living in Harrisburg, Washington County, Utah. In the 1880 census William and Emma Palmer are living in Deseret, Millard County, Utah. James N Palmer is listed as 20 years old. James Nephi Lewis married first, Francis Elizabeth Ferguson reportedly 14 Jul 1878. (However in the 1880 census James was living with his parents.) They had one daughter Victoria Lewis born 10 Oct 1882 in Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah. Francis Elizabeth died 8 April 1883 in Dover, Sanpete, Utah. James Nephi married again to Susan Caroline Hall on 2 December, 1886 in Kanosh, Millard County, Utah. They had six children. 1.Eva Myrtle 20 Jan 1885 in Escalante, Utah 2.James William 1 Oct 1886 Kanosh, Millard, Utah 3.George Lester 3 Jan 1892 Kanosh, Millard, Utah 4.Emma 1 July 1894 Kanosh, Millard, Utah 5.Alaska 13 July 1896 Kanosh, Millard, Utah 6.Thressa 16 July 1898 Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona In the 1900 census James Nephi and Susan Lewis were living in Snowflake, Navajo County, Arizona. They had 6 children. Myrtle 12, James W 10, Lester 8, Emma C 6, Alaska 4, Thressa 1. He was a day laborer. They had had 6 children born with all of them living. In the 1910 census James and Susan Lewis lived in Fruitland, San Juan, New Mexico. They had 5 children. Myrtle 22, George 18, Emma 15, Alaska 13 and Thressa 11. In the 1920 census, James and Susan were living alone in Monticello, Utah. Susan Ferguson died 7 April 1925 in Monticello, Utah. In the 1930 census, James was a widower and listed as father-in-law living with his daughter Thressa and Wilford Frost. They were living in Monticello, Utah. In the 1940 census, James was listed as father-in-law living with his daughter Thressa and Wilford Frost. They were living in Monticello, Utah. James Nephi died 7 October in Monticello, Utah. He was buried in Monticello the 8th of October 1940. The death certificate of James Nephi Lewis states his father was James Lewis from Cumberland Maine and his mother was Emma Bateman from Iowa.

Life Story

Contributor: kevsha Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

LIFE STORY OF MY GRANDMOTHER—FRANCIS ELIZABETH HUMBLE FERGUSON AS I REMEMBER AND AS TOLD TO ME BY MY MOTHER, ELIZABETH F. BUSHNELL, BY VELMA B. STOTT This is the life story of my grandmother, Francis Elizabeth Humble, daughter of George H. Humble and Mary Ann Adamson Gates. She was born in Burtley, Durham Co. England, on December 6, 1828. As a young lady, she worked as a dressmaker and a tailor and lived at home. She did home nursing and was very good at taking care of the sick. She picked up many home remedies which they had to depend on. This came in handy in rearing her own family and especially on the ship "Man 0 War", when they sailed to America. She wrote them down and brought them with her when she came to Utah. She put them to use, caring for the sick, wherever she moved. Grandpa Ferguson, Jacob, was put on a ship by his brothers when he was just 12 years old. His folks had died and left him quite a big estate and they turned the money over to an older brother and he was to see his brother through, but instead of taking him into their home, they put him on a ship as the ship's runner boy or lackey. All of the old fellers on the ship gave him drinks. He lived on that ship until he was a grown man. He just went ashore to get groceries and went right back on the ship. While Francis was taking care of her brothers and sisters, a knock came at the door by a young man, who had seen her through her window and wanted to get acquainted with her. He said that he fell in love with her just as soon as he saw her. She invited him in. He introduced himself and she liked visiting with him. His name was Jacob Singleton Ferguson. She had to bathe all the kids and he combed their hair, etc.. She invited him back to meet her parents, when he asked if he could see her again. They soon fell in love and were married August 31, 1851 in Durham Co., England. They had ten children. Francis had a little girl, Susannah, who was born in England 25 April 1850 (Born out of wedlock. Her father was Bob Smith). She died April 21, 1851, when she backed into a kettle of hot soap. Jacob and Francis' first child, Sarah, was born in England on May 21, 1852. They were converted to the Church and came to the United States on the ship "Man 0 War." The trip was rough and hard, as they had an outbreak of cholera and many died. Here she put her nursing to good use in caring for the seriously sick. Many died and were buried at sea. After landing in New York, they joined the first Wagon Train going to the West. It was a hard trip, as she was expecting her third child, a girl, which was later born on October 17, 1884, at Emigration Canyon on their way to Utah, three days before they arrived in Salt Lake City. She was named Mary Ann. The day after she was born, the wagon tipped over, the box rested on a rock, thus saving the infant from being crushed. They left the Salt Lake Valley and made their home in Spanish Fork, where Jacob worked at his trade as a "brick mason" and a "rock mason" and a "brick maker". Soon after arriving, they ran out of provisions, and Francis went out and tried to find something to eat, but failed. The next day, she tried again and on returning home, found a pan of hot biscuits on the table. She never found out who gave them to them, but always felt that it was the miller's wife. That year, the grasshoppers were so bad that they had a hard time getting anything to grow. Jacob began to make adobes and build houses in the city of Spanish Fork. He built many, many homes in Spanish Fork. Some of them are still in use. Here in Spanish Fork, Francis gave birth to twin boys, Jacob and Isaac, on April 17, 1857. William was born December 7, 1859, and Elizabeth (my mother) was born September 17, 1861, both in Spanish Fork. George was born July 10, 1863, after the family moved to Goshen, Utah. At this time, the boys were swimming in the Goshen Reservoir and one of the twins, Jacob, drowned on the following day, July 11, 1863. While still confined to her bed with this baby, they brought the little body home and she had them lay the body on the bed beside her while she rubbed him, trying to bring him back to life. He was buried in the Goshen Cemetery. Brigham Young called many families to move to Southern Utah. Jacob volunteered to go. The journey was very hard and tiresome. They settled in St. Joseph. Here they built their homes and corrals and built a town. (Velma has here that it is now Overton, Nevada, but it was out of Overton. The family moved two or three times in this area and the last time it was to what is now Overton, Nevada.) It was in St Joseph, where their eighth child was born on June 30, 1865, and being their first child born in Arizona, she was christened with the name "Arizona". They also thought that she was the first white child to be born in Arizona. They stayed here on their farms for about 10 years, where two more children were added to the family. Mary Jane was born August 5, 1867 and Joseph Humble was born June 30, 1869. (Mary Jane died in 1868 and was buried in St. Joseph Cemetery. Joseph Humble died in Meadow, Utah and was buried in the Meadow Cemetery.) About 1870, the government of Nevada sent their surveyors to complete the State boundaries and the line put the town of St. Joseph in Nevada. As soon as the boundaries were complete, Nevada sent the tax collectors in to collect ten years of back taxes. Money was so scarce and none of the town’s people could pay it. Brigham Young again told them to leave their homes and move back to Central Utah. Francis and Jacob and Elizabeth and family moved to Kanosh. Another family, the Leavitts, came with them and also settled in Kanosh. On their way back to Utah, they camped in Cedar City one night. When they got up the next morning, there was snow on the ground and they had a snowball fight. This was the first time Mother ever saw snow. The Leavitt family were always very good friends. Florence Leavitt was the same age as my mother, both nine years old, when they left St. Joseph. Florence later married Joe Christensen. Mother and Florence were close friends throughout their lives. Jacob built a home where Orvil Kimball now lives, in Kanosh, on 2nd North Main Street, on the north west corner. The families lived here for a time. Grandpa was a stone mason, brick layer and brick maker and built many homes in Kanosh and Meadow and but most in Spanish Fork. Grandfather had married Grandmother's sister, Elizabeth Humble (in polygamy) on May 24, 1862, in the Endowment, House by D. H. Wells, in Salt Lake City, Utah. We called her Aunt Bessie. My grandparents accumulated farm property, a dry farm north of Kanosh, (We bought it from the Nixon's at a later time.) and he got a herd of sheep. They all got along very nicely for some time. They moved from Kanosh to Meadow, where they built a home, south of the Preston Bennett home and north of the Dan Bushnell home, which was across the street from the tithing granary. The home was across the street from the Hyrum Bell Bennett home on 150 north, lst West street. They then moved to Moroni, Utah where an infant son of Elizabeth's was laid to rest. They then moved to Gunnison, Utah, where death again took Elizabeth's only remaining daughter, Mrs. Francis F. Lewis, leaving a new born babe. They then moved back to Meadow. My mother married John Bushnell and Mary Ann married John Charlesworth. Most of the boys, George, William and Isaac married and settled in Idaho, around Shoshone. On November 2 , 1883, Francis' son George H. and his cousin William, son of William (Jacob's brother) and Elizabeth Edwards Ferguson were hunting deer about 8 miles from Kanosh. George mistakenly shot and killed William, thinking he was a deer. The accident left George quite depressed and really changed his naturally cheerful disposition. Grandfather and his wives started to have trouble due to Jacob's drinking, so both wives left Jacob about the same time. He started selling one sheep at a time, to buy booze, until he went through all of his money before he died. Grandfather built himself a dug out home in the "Old Hollow", just north of Al Stott's home, about 250 South Main, on the east side of the street in Meadow. He lived there for some time alone and then moved to Idaho by his sons, where he lived until his death. He was hit by a train which resulted in his death (one note says he died in Victor Idaho about 1902. He was buried in Idaho.) (In a note from Mary A Smith, Driggs, Idaho, she states that Jacob was buried at Darby Ward on one of Johnny Ferguson's lots, but doesn't know where it is nor does her Aunt Robina Ferguson. She states that Jacob died in January 1903). Grandmother and Aunt Bessie tried to live together for awhile, but by that time Aunt Bessie had gone stone blind and Grandma Ferguson had lost her hearing. Aunt Bessie had lost her eyesight when she had stood over a steaming kettle, boiling down some rock salt in the hot sun, in 1888. After that, she had to have assistance to get around. Grandma could hear if you yelled loud enough. She got her a long tube or trumpet that you talked into, and she could hear. Grandma went to Idaho to live for a short time and came back from Idaho about 1904. At that time father built her a small brick home on the highway (the Ray Stott home- lst South on the south west side of the street), just east of Father's home (the Tom Swallow home-the last home west on l' south and west) in Meadow. George Ferguson's daughter, Francis, lived with her for a time, until she left and went to Idaho in 1907. Then Grandma lived alone in her home, where she died 24 July 1910, at the age of 82. She was buried on the cemetery lot beside her sister and her daughter and son in law, my mother and father. Francis' (Grandma's) daughter, Arizona, died at the age of nine of Diptheria, and was unmarried and was later sealed to Father's brother, Isaac Bushnell, who died about the same time. Their families had them sealed to each other. Arizona had said she was going to have one of Grandpa Bushnell's boys one day. She had a terrific case on the boys. She wouldn't take any money from my Grandma Bushnell for doing errands for her, because she wanted one of the boys one day. When Grandma's boy, Isaac died, Grandma said that Arizona had come for her boy. They had them sealed as man and wife, although they were never married in this life. Grandma was the only person in town who had flowers in quantity. Wherever she went, she gathered seed, bulbs and roots on all her trips, far and near. She was very clean and proud and raised an old fashioned garden like most people raise their vegetables in rows. She wore her steel corset every day until she died. She always had butter cookies. Aunt Bessie lost a married daughter, Francis Elizabeth (married to James Nephi Lewis).She died in childbirth when Victoria was born. Aunt Bessie was nursing Hyrum at the time of Francis' death, so she nursed Victoria and raised her and Hyrum as twins. Aunt Bessie, Victoria and Hyrum (Aunt Bessie's unmarried son) lived together until Victoria went to live with her father, when she was older. She married Ennis Robinson from Hatton, Utah. Ennis was a farmer and they lived in Hatton and raised a large family. Their children all went to Fillmore to High School. Hyrum married Maggie (Margaret Ellen) Edwards. They never had any children. Aunt Bessie lived with them until her death. She was buried in the Meadow Cemetery. She died 10 March 1911. (Hyrum died 25 January 1936 in Meadow and was buried in the Meadow Cemetery. Maggie then married George Greener from Kanosh. She was buried in Meadow and George Greener was buried in Kanosh.) Aunt Bessie, Elizabeth, was of a happy disposition; rarely did she complain, taking life as it was without a murmur. She remained faithful to the Church as long as she lived. When she realized that her time had come, she remarked that she had no complaints to make; and, looking back over her life, she had no regrets. She felt that she had done as well as could be expected under the circumstances and conditions that surrounded her. She passed away at her home peacefully on 10 March 1911, at 1:00 P. M.. at eighty years and six months. She gave birth to six children. (At the time of her death, she was survived by two sons, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.) (Put together from bits and pieces in Velma's own handwriting by Joan S. Stott Nov. 7, 2001) (There may be some errors in the order of the places they moved to and from. I am also not sure of the Jacob Ferguson's building the home down on 150 North on 1St West Street. I am still trying to trace this down. Velma also states that her Grandparents —the Bushnells-- also lived here at this site. Bushnell's, a brother to Velmas's Grandfather, owned the lot on the south, on the corner in this earlier time.)

Biography of James Nephi LEWIS

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JAMES NEPHI LEWIS AND HIS WIFE SUSAN CAROLINE HALL By James William Lewis, grandson James Nephi Lewis son of James Lewis and Emma Bateman, was born November 11, 1959 in West Jordon, Salt Lake County, Utah. When James Nephi was just a small boy, his father deserted his family, therefore the wife Emma Bateman Lewis moved to Kanosh, Utah. James spent his boyhood in Kanosh and married Susan Caroline Hall, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Caroline Freeman Hall. He was born January 1, in Hatton, a small farming community near Kanosh, Millard County, Utah. James and Susan received their endowments on June 21, 1927. Children born to James and Caroline were: Eva Myrtle Lewis, born August 31, 1886, in Kanosh, Utah. James William Lewis, born October 1, 1889, Kanosh, Utah. George Lester Lewis, born January 3, 1892, Kanosh, Utah. Emma Caroline Lewis, born July 1, 1894, Kanosh, Utah. Alaska Lewis, born July 13, 1896, Kanosh, Utah. Thressa Eldora Lewis, born July 16, 1898, Snowflake, Arizona. James Nephi Lewis died in Monticello, October 7, 1940. Susan Caroline Lewis died in Monticello, Utah, and April 7, 1925. SUSAN CAROLINE HALL – JAMES NEPHI LEWIS James Nephi Lewis son of James Lewis. He was born November 11, 1859 in West Jordon, Salt Lake County, Utah. His father left the wife and baby and they came to Kanosh when the boy was young. James Nephi Lewis died at Monticello, Utah on October 7, 1940. James married Susan Caroline Hall; whose father’s name was Charles Hall, and mother’s name was Elizabeth Caroline Freeman. Susan was born January 1, Hatton, Millard County. 1866. Died April 7, 1925, Monticello, Utah. He was born January 1, in Hatton, a small farming community near Kanosh, Millard County, Utah. James and Susan received their endowments on June 21, 1927. Children born to James and Caroline were: Eva Myrtle Lewis, born August 31, 1886, in Kanosh, Utah. James William Lewis, born October 1, 1889, Kanosh, Utah. George Lester Lewis, born January 3, 1892, Kanosh, Utah. Emma Caroline Lewis, born July 1, 1894, Kanosh, Utah. Alaska Lewis, born July 13, 1896, Kanosh, Utah. Thressa Eldora Lewis, born July 16, 1898, Snowflake, Arizona. James Nephi Lewis died in Monticello, October 7, 1940. Susan Caroline Lewis died in Monticello, Utah, and April 7, 1925. Biography obtained from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Fillmore, Utah, Territorial Statehouse Museum.

Life timeline of James N. Lewis

1859
James N. Lewis was born in 1859
James N. Lewis was 10 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
James N. Lewis was 18 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.
James N. Lewis was 28 years old when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London. William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American scout, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory, but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in Toronto Township, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory.
James N. Lewis was 35 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.
James N. Lewis was 44 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
James N. Lewis was 53 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
James N. Lewis was 61 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
James N. Lewis was 80 years old when World War II: Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
James N. Lewis died in 1940 at the age of 81
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