Joseph Bateman

1837 - 1890

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Birth: Sep. 17, 1808 Lancashire, England Death: Nov. 29, 1852, At Sea Thomas Bateman was born on Sept. 17, 1808 at Bolton, Lancashire, England to Thomas Bateman Sr. 1778-1845 and Elizabeth Armstrong, 1780-1840. Thomas was Brickmaker and a bricklayer in good circumstances. He was an expert Sheep man
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Thomas Bateman

Contributor: Brookemaddy30 Created : 3 months ago Updated : 3 months ago

Birth: Sep. 17, 1808 Lancashire, England Death: Nov. 29, 1852, At Sea Thomas Bateman was born on Sept. 17, 1808 at Bolton, Lancashire, England to Thomas Bateman Sr. 1778-1845 and Elizabeth Armstrong, 1780-1840. Thomas was Brickmaker and a bricklayer in good circumstances. He was an expert Sheep man and owned land in England. Thomas Bateman married Mary Street on the August 12, 1829 at Manchester, Lancashire, England. Mary was baptized in the L.D.S. Church in 1838. He lived in Manchester, lancashire, England from 1830 until approx. 1838. Thomas Bateman became a Member of the LDS Church around 1838 when Heber C. Kimball did missionary work in the Manchester area of England. Thomas and Mary sailed with their Family to the United States in approx. 1838 on the ship North America. He and his wife passed throught the persecutions at Nauvoo, Illinois. Thomas and his son Samuel helped build the Nauvoo Temple. During 1842-1843 Thomas lived in Augusta, Lee, Iowa. Thomas and Mary moved to Nauvoo, Illinois where her husband, a master brick layer helped build the Nauvoo Temple. Thomas Bateman's father Thomas Bateman Sr. died in 1845 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Thomas Bateman lived during 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Thomas Batman and Mary Street Bateman's children included; Harriet Batman b. Nov. 4, 1830 Samuel Bateman b. July 1, 1832 Elizabeth Bateman b. Feb. 16, 1834 Thomas Bateman b. Jan. 27, 1836 Joseph Bateman b. Dec. 9, 1837 James Boame Bateman b. Dec. 9, 1837 Mary Bateman b. Feb. 27, 1840 William Lehi Bateman b. Jan. 1, 1844 John Bateman b. Feb. 26, 1846 Martha Ann Bateman b. Sept. 15, 1847 Margaret Bateman b. June 30, 1849 Mary was sealed to Thomas Bateman on the 28th of January 1846 in Nauvoo, Illinois by Heber C. Kimball. Mary Street age 40 and Thomas Bateman were Utah pioneers in the James Pace Company of 1850. Thomas Bateman, Mary Street and Family arrived in Salt Lake on Sept. 15, 1850. Thomas Bateman and Mary Street settled in West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah in 1852. Mary Street and Thomas Bateman's children include; Harriet Bateman Samuel Bateman Elizabeth Bateman Thomas Bateman Joseph Bateman Manes Boame Bateman Mary Bateman James Morgan Bateman William Lehi Bateman John Bateman Margaret Bateman Mary's husband Thomas Bateman returned to England to settle some business concerning his property. On the way back to the United States, Thomas drowned accidently in the Atlantic Ocean and was buried on the 29th of November 1852 in the Atlantic Ocean. THOMAS BATEMAN & MARY STREET "Thomas Bateman was born Sep. 17, 1808 at Bolton, Lancs., England, a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Armstrong) Bateman. His wife, Mary Street, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Schofield) Street, was born May 12, 18 1 0 in Manchester, Lancs., England. They were married 14 Sept. 1829 at Eccles, Lancs., England. Thomas was not quite 21, and Mary Street was 19. (Witnessing their marriage was Eliza Burrows, and a Samuel and Henry Bateman.) For a few years, they made their home in the Manchester area. Thomas worked as a laborer in the family brickmaker trade. The following year, on Nov. 4, 1830, their first daughter, Harriet, was born and two years later, on Jul. 1, 1832, their first son, Samuel, was born. Soon after, they moved to Pendelton Chapelry in the parish of Eccles, adjoining Manchester, and on Feb. 16, 1834, another daughter, Elizabeth, was born. At this time, the Bateman's decided to attend the New Connection Methodist Church. Their next son, Thomas, born 27 Jan. 1836, was christened there on 24 Apr. 1836. Now, they had two sons and two daughters, then just before Christmas on Dec. 9, 183 7, Mary gave birth to 'twin sons' - "Joseph" and "James Boame". Sadly, just three months later, one of these twins, James Boame, died. In this year of 1837, the first Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints (LDS-Mormons), appeared in this area of England from America. They could be seen standing on street comers, dressed in suits and high silk hats, bearing witness to this newly revealed religion. Both Thomas and Mary were deeply impressed by the gospel they preached and their sincere testimonies, so they embraced this gospel. On the 17th of March 1839, Thomas was baptized by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Armstrong. Mary was baptized thirteen days later on the 30th of March. Three months later, Mary once again conceived, and on Feb. 27, 1840, they added a daughter, Mary, to their family. Now their home was filled with six active little children under ten years. At this time the Church was encouraging the English saints to immigrate to America and help strengthen the Church there, so Thomas, (now ordained a 'priest'), and Mary, decided they should do so. Toward the end of 1840, they gathered some of their belongings together and traveled to the Liverpool docks, then boarded the ship Lehigh Philadelphia with the James Rigby Company, to cross the Atlantic Ocean. After several weeks at sea, Thomas, Mary, and their six young children arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana on 2 Jan 1841 and were the first Saints to land at that port. From here they went by boat to St. Louis, then on to Nauvoo. The Bateman family arrived at a very monumental time, for within a few months the comer stone for the Nauvoo Temple was laid on Apr.6, 1841 and the Prophet Joseph Smith spoke to those present. Thomas' son, Samuel, was to always remember this event, although he was only nine years old. They remained in Nauvoo about four months, then the family moved to Augusta, Iowa; settling on the Skunk River about 20 miles from Nauvoo. Joseph Bateman, the older brother of Thomas, emigrated from Liverpool on Sept. 22, 1841 on the ship Terrain, with his wife, Margaret, their son James (and his wife, Hannah, (nee: Wilson) who were recently married), and their three younger children William Mary and Margaret. They landed in New Orleans, Louisiana about the middle of November; took a steamer to St. Louis, Missouri, then arrived Warsaw, Illinois about 20 miles from Nauvoo. About two weeks later, Thomas Bateman made the trip from Augusta, Iowa with a wagon to take his brother, Joseph, and his family to Nauvoo. In about two days, Thomas returned to Augusta, Iowa with Robert Pixton, (who had @grated with Joseph Bateman), and James and Thomas Charlesworth. Pixton stayed with Thomas all winter cutting wood. (Pixton later married into the Bateman family.) The route from Nauvoo to Augusta, as described by Robert Pixton was: (1) down the Mississippi River, (2) took a skiff to cross to other side; ice very bad, hard to land after dark so stayed with Mr. Morris; (3) next day walked about 20 miles to Augusta.) In November 1841, (two months after Joseph Bateman arrived in America), Thomas' father, Thomas Bateman, a 62 year old widower and brickmaker, decided to join his family in America and sailed on the ship Chaos, leaving his home in Manchester, England where he had been born in 1778. In the Spring of March, 1842, two important events happened. Another son was born to Thomas Bateman and Mary on Mar. 3rd, who they named "James Morgan", and Thomas baptized Robert Pixton in the Skunk River. He was confirmed by Lyman Wight, one of the twelve apostles. (Lyman Wight was later to marry Thomas and Mary's oldest daughter, Harriet, in 1848 before they crossed the plains.) Joseph soon operated a brickyard in Augusta. Later in 1843, Thomas had a brickyard of his own and made and sold about 75,000 bricks. In the Spring of that year, Thomas Bateman purchased a farm on the south side of the Skunk River about a mile from town. {On Mar. 23, 1843, possibly Thomas' father, Thomas, was married (by Heber C. Kimball) in Nauvoo, to Elizabeth Ravenscroft, a 23 yr. old "bonnet maker" who had come from Manchester, England in 1840.) The capstone of the Temple was also laid this same year. Thomas and his eldest son, Samuel, now 11 years, worked on the Temple all that winter. When fire broke out in the Temple they assisted in putting it out. On January 1, 1844, another son was born to Thomas and Mary, who they named William Lehi. In the summer of 1844 there was a lot of trouble with the mob, Everyone had to be on guard. This was to be a year of extremely great sorrow, not only for the Bateman family, but for all LDS saints. There was the tragedy of losing their beloved Prophet, Joseph Smith, and also Thomas Bateman's father, Thomas, now 67, died in Nauvoo. Joseph Smith, while at the Masonic Hall the day before he died, said to those there, (per Robert Pixton),: "Do not be surprised Brethren if you do not see me again. He rode to the mansion, bid the saints good-by, then left for Carthage Jail with the posse. Robert Pixton guarded the Temple all night, and when he went home the next morning, June 28, 1844, his wife and neighbors were gathered together mourning the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith and Hyrum. When the Prophet was assassinated in 1844, the Saints were called to Nauvoo, and Thomas Bateman's family sold the farm, journeying with them. They took only their money and six cows. On Jan. 28, 1845, Thomas Bateman received his patriarchal blessing in Nauvoo. This year he was appointed by the Twelve to take the Saints' goods from Nauvoo up to Iowa and to sell them. His son, Samuel accompanied him. When they returned to Nauvoo, Thomas and Mary were endowed on Jan. 27, 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple. The following month, on Feb. 21st, their son, John, was born in Nauvoo. This same month, the first presidency began preparing to move west, out of Nauvoo, to avoid all of the dissention in the area. Thomas Bateman with his young family and new baby, returned to Augusta, Iowa. While en route, their last cow was taken from them by the enemy. The Bateman's moved to the farm of Frederick Lowery for whom Thomas Bateman worked. Because of the persecutions by the enemy, Thomas was forbidden to work for about three months. After a conversation with the leader of the mobocrats in which he said he was merely trying to earn enough money to take him and his family out west, the leader then told him to go to work. During the three months when Thomas could not work, the family would have suffered greatly had it not been for the kindness of Mr. Lowery who furnished flour, meat and milk to the family. Mr. Lowery said that if the mob tried to drive him away, "They will drive me, too". Later, Thomas Bateman was taken very ill with plague. Their nine month old son, John died on Nov. 29, 1846. The older children - Harriet, Samuel, Thomas and Elizabeth - had to run the brick yard and the farm. The brick turned out fine and the sale of several thousand bricks brought in much needed money to the family. In this they were blessed. In 1847, several events occurred. Thomas and Mary's seven year old daughter, Mary, died. They decided to move to a farm owned by Almond Crooker, a mile from Mr. Lowery's, and on Sept. 15, 1847, another daughter, Martha Ann, was born. The children were able to attend school there. In the spring of 1849, Thomas Bateman made preparations to leave the farm for the Rocky Mountains. Even some of the previous enemies begged him to remain, but he sold his farm and set out. It was spring and they stuck in the mud several times. The lightning and thunder was very bad. When they arrived in Council Bluffs, another daughter, Margaret, was born Jun. 3 0, 1849. She was their " 12th" and last child. From here they went to 'Little Pigeon'. Thomas Bateman decided to let George A. Smith take his best yoke of oxen on to the Great Salt Lake Valley, so this meant he now had to save enough money to replace them. The Bateman's remained in 'Big Pigeon', near Cooley's Mills all that winter of 1849. There, he bought the mills and 'paid considerably' for them, but the agreement was broken, and Thomas was left bankrupt. They had many trials. To make money they transported goods up and down the river. On Dec. 19th, 1849, Thomas, (always willing to assist his brethren), left Kanesville (Council Bluffs) for St. Louis, furnished a horse and agreed to drive the wagon with John Taylor, Erastus Snow, and John Park. They arrived Jan. 26, 1850 at St. Louis, Missouri. In April 1850, a young man by the name of Philip Margetts and his brother, Henry, arrived in St. Louis. They had just landed in New Orleans on March 8th and traveled up the Mississippi River to St. Louis. He was met by Thomas Bateman, John Taylor, (one of the 'Twelve' under Brigham Young), and several of the 'elders' from Utah who had just arrived there. These men had been attending a business meeting pertaining to the immigration for the season at Council Bluffs, and had come through St. Joseph to St. Louis. Thomas had been assigned to engage some young men to drive teams across the plains to Salt Lake City and these two young men appeared at just the right time. The two Margetts brothers agreed to this, and they proceeded up the River to St. Joseph with Thomas Bateman. When they arrived there a few days later, Philip Margetts met Elizabeth Bateman, (his wife to be), for the first time. They waited for a few days in St. Joseph for a boat to take them up the River to Council Bluffs, and also for cattle to be driven there. While waiting, Philip Margetts made arrangements to take charge of a grist-[??@H??] engine until the cattle arrived, then he herded them to Council Bluffs. The rest of the party went up the River on the steamboat, 'Robert Campbell', taking supplies waiting at St. Joseph for the journey across the plains. In Council Bluffs, Thomas and his family once again met with Philip Margetts, and they joined with a company preparing for the journey west. Yokes had to be made, bows prepared, ox chains overhauled, etc. The family wagons had to be attended to. When they were ready to start, they located the women and children, and left "Big Pigeon", which was the late home of Thomas Bateman, and headed to Council Point. Here they camped on the banks of the Missouri River. Thomas had ordered a wagon to be made at Carterville, which was some distance from where they were camped. Finally, when they acquired the wagon, they had the difficult task of hitching up the wild cattle. Philip Margetts described their plight as follows: "Now my friends, imagine if you can a man with a large family to look after, new wagons, wild cattle and a lot of _____ English boys to handle them, starting out on journey of over a thousand miles. 7his was enough to discourage anyone, but Thomas Bateman had courage and willpower, and so he was equal to the task. " After a drive of about 50 miles down the stream they encountered no end of trouble. They crossed the Missouri River at Old Fort Kearney" on a flat boat, where they were nearly upset on the river, but finally landed, (after a considerable distance), in what is now known as Nebraska City. The only thing in sight was the old log Fort which had been deserted years before this; then, 'Indian Territory' with game of all description close at hand. Philip Margetts describes this experience as follows: "Here is where our work of pioneering 'commenced and here is where I commenced to know Brother Bateman as a man of no ordinary ability, but a man I learned to love & ____ his many virtues - namely honesty, uprightness and forbearance, - and his wife as one of the most self-sacrificing, patient, motherly women it was ever my good fortune to become acquainted with. " Eventually, they arrived at Old Fort Kearney (Corney). John Taylor, and others, had engaged Thomas Bateman to transport and deliver goods to Livingstone and Kinkead, the first successful merchants in the Salt Lake Valley. For this, they promised him'handsomereturns'foralltheresponsibilityanddifficultiesofthejoumey. So, here at the Fort, they began the arduous task of loading up the freight merchandise into eleven commodious wagons for the journey into the wilderness. Next came the extremely dangerous and fatiguing job of branding the ha6f-wild cattle. Little did they realize all of the difficulties they were to encounter as they'd wend their way west into the wilderness. Philip Margetts relates: "7his responsibility of taking a train of goods through 'Indian country' and delivering them safely at Salt Lake City, - - with no ox Thomas could 'rely on for assistance or help, - - was a feat few men could have accomplished. " When they started out the first day, Philip Margetts' letter states "We had four broken wagon tongues caused by the wild unbroken cattle, bad roads, and [??stupid d-ivories??]". That night it started to rain, and the next morning it was discovered that two of Thomas' best horses were gone - either strayed away or stolen. They believed Indians had stolen them since they were never seen again. A few days later, at the Platte River they met a band of about 1500 Pawnee Indians who tried to stop their wagon-train. The Saints were able to avoid a fight, and eventually the Indians allowed them to go on without paying a ransom. They did, however, 'help themselves' to three head of cattle and demanded flour, bacon, sugar, tobacco, etc. from the wagons. Cholera broke out in the camp, but fortunately no one died. Other companies had more illness and death than this company. They felt they were blessed. They passed many buffalo on the way and also saw a grave opened by the wolves. This was Cheyenne and Sioux territory, and the tribes demanded "toll", so by the time they reached the North Platte River, they were short of provisions. A man by the name of Feramorz Little had charge of twenty wagons loaded with freight for Livingstone and Kinkead and Thomas Bateman had charge of ten wagons. When trouble occurred with Kinkead, and some of the teamsters, Philip and Henry Margetts, and Edward Williams decided to leave the wagon-train at the upper crossing of the Platte and travel on foot the rest of the journey, about 300 miles, into Salt Lake City. They suffered nineteen difficult days of travel before reaching the Valley on Sept. 1, 1850. Thomas Bateman, Mary, and their family, eventually arrived in Salt Lake City in the James Pace Company, along with Feramorz Little on Sept. 20th 1850. They delivered their goods at Livingstone and Kinkead's store, now known as the old 'Constitution building'. Unfortunately, the promises made by John Taylor, and 'others', to see that Thomas was 'handsomely paid' for all of his efforts, was not kept!! It was a great disappointment for such an honest man, who had acted in such good faith and endured so many hardships to have reaped 'nothing' for all of his efforts!! As soon as Thomas arrived in the valley, he began building a home for himself and his family, with adobe he and his boys made. It was located on his brother Joseph's lot, on the southeast comer of West Temple and 2nd South. (Joseph had come west earlier, in 1848.) Then, they hauled wood to prepare for the winter months. Two months later, on Nov. 5, 1850, Thomas' daughter, Elizabeth Bateman married Philip Margetts in this home. This was a very comfortable house, but Thomas was unhappy because he had worked so hard, endured many difficulties coming to the valley, and he felt he had not been treated right by his friends. The Bateman's continued raising their large family of children. Mary was also a mid-wife, helping deliver many other infants. Although small in stature, she loved to walk six miles from West Jordan to Sandy to care for her patients. One day, Indian troubles arose and many were asked to go to Iron County to assist. Thomas Bateman volunteered to go, but Samuel, only 18, asked to take his fathers' place, knowing of his father's already great sacrifices and disappointments. Thomas had always been a very religious man, so he began to read and study the scriptures. Philip Margett's tells this of Thomas, his father-in-law: "He (Thomas) had worked unceasingly for many months from the time he left his home near Council Bluffs, going to St. Joseph, with John Taylor, then down the river to St. Louis, back again to the Bluffs. - - - But, he had not been treated right by his friends. "Brother Bateman was not only an honest man, but he was a very religious man. He began to read, and study the scriptures until he imag7ned he was someone else and not himse4f He gave way to those thoughts. He pondered over them and these, with other troubles, drove him nearly out of his mind- " After some months, Samuel returned. In the spring, shortly after his son's arrival home in 1851, Thomas Bateman started on a trip back east to return to England to dispose of some property owned by himself and his brother, Joseph. Supposedly he had some money coming to him. He traveled with Andrew J. Langley and others, and encountered Apostle Orson Hyde on Jul. 22nd at the Platte River, 108 miles from Laramie. Orson was en route from Kanesville (Council Bluffs) to the Salt Lake Valley and sent a message with Thomas which reads, "I have just met Mr. Bateman, from the Valley, and I write you, (by him), a hasty scroll." (When they arrived in Kanesville in August, Thomas was still filled with dissatisfaction and grievances from his previous concerns and disappointments.) He continued on, and boarded a ship for England. After settling his business in England, he loaded some trunks with things purchased in England, and with some money acquired, he embarked on his return journey from Liverpool on the Packet ship, Tonawanda on Oct. 1852, bound for Philadelphia. He had mailed a letter to his wife, Mary (Street) Bateman, telling her he was "coming home with gold watches for the boys and equally special presents for the girls ". On this ocean journey, a terrible tragedy occurred. Thomas, at the age of 44, 'was drowned' some distance out at sea The ship's manifest, dated 11 Dec. 1852, states by his name, 'was drowned at sea'. No one really knows what happened. It has been speculated that perhaps he told someone of the money and valuables he was returning with, causing considerable temptation. Philip Margetts' letter says: 'A man who was on board was given the power of attorney, to receive from the Captain of the vessel the things which he, Thomas), was bringing home. Whether he got the effects or not, is not known, but nothing was ever received by the family. Thomas' wife, Mary (Street) Bateman, was stunned by the tragic news, but she faced the task with courage of rearing her large family. Thus ended the life of Thomas Bateman, --- a man to be remembered for his [??u,nuswal @ge, and .??] This man had embraced the gospel in it's very early years in England; given up his homeland to sail across the seas, joining the Saints; helped build the temple in Nauvoo and quenched the fire which engulfed it; continually served leaders of the Church, without question or thought of himself, delayed crossing the plains, by unselfishly giving his oxen to help another needful Saint; been blessed with twelve children, although suffering the loss of three; accepted the responsibility, struggled with extreme difficulties in transporting freight wagons to the Valley--then, received no [?? ] as promised, suffered the resulting disillusion and heart-wrenching disappointment of this; then, worked together with his sons to build a home and provide for their large, 'deeply loved', family in the Great Salt Lake Valley. It would be difficult to find words to describe Thomas Bateman's strength of endurance throughout his life, nor the strength required by his devoted wife, Mary, and their family, especially in dealing with their unexpected sudden tragic loss of Thomas at such an early age. So, this brave, courageous Mary, now 42, somehow gathered strength to meet this challenge. Mary removed to Brigham City with her unmarried children for awhile, residing with her daughter, Harriet, wife of Lyman Wight, who had moved there. On Aug. 16, 1853, she was encouraged to many Lewis William Wight, father-in-law of her daughter, Harriet. This marriage was not working out and lasted only a short time. (Later, she was granted a temple divorce.) On Nov. 27, 1854, Mary's oldest son, Samuel had married Marinda Allen, so that winter, Mary and her family went to live with them in a 'dug-out', near Sandy, called "Dry Creek". She then had four sons living with her - Thomas, (age 18), Joseph, (age 17), James Morgan, (age 12), and William Lehi, (age 10) - and two daughters, Martha (age 7), and Margaret, (age 5). They somehow managed to survive that difficult winter and other hardships. A school house was across the Jordan River, and the children had to go across by a boat made by the Bateman's. In the Spring, Mary's unmarried sons, William Lehi and James Morgan, built her a one room log cabin. In September, 1857, when the Saints heard that Johnson's Army was coming to the Valley, they were told to immediately leave the area. Mary and her family did so until it was safe to return. In Oct 1860, her son, Joseph, married Mary Eliza Allen, and the following year, on Sept. 18th, her son, Thomas, married Mary Lavender. On 13 Feb. 1865, Mary's daughter, Martha Ann married Samuel Jenkins. Four years later, James married Maria Louisa Watkins, Nov. 1, 1869 and the next year, William married her sister, Sophronia A. Watkins, 26 Dec. 1870. Mary continued living alternately with these sons in a long rambling log house they built to share, in Wight's Fort, West Jordan on the west side of the Jordan River. (Her sons had grown to 'large' men; some out-weighing their father.) On 27 Feb. 1871, Samuel also married a second wife, Harriett Egbert. He worked in a grist flour all during the week, and on week-ends enjoyed being a 'caller' at the dances. The following year, 2 Oct. 1872, Margaret married Alfred Oxenbold Davis. Now all of Mary's children were married. Mary Street Bateman was always known for her dependability and law-abiding sense of justice. She also had a favorite place, where she would sit in church, and 'was never late'. Mary was living with her youngest son, William Lehi, when she developed pneumonia. She was sick for only one week, then passed away at the age of 81 years on Mar. 4, 1891, and was buried in West Jordan, Utah. This self-sacrificing, patient, motherly woman, had endured many sacrifices and hardships with her husband, Thomas, and on her own. With courage and determination, she had accepted life's trials and blessings afforded her in the continuing years, enjoying a large posterity. (The above written and compiled by Marlene Dimond (200 1) - from various sources:) (1) Diary of Wm. Samuel Bateman - written by Juliatta B. Jensen & James Oliver;. (2) Diary of Robert Pixton - (immig'd w/ Joseph/Margaret Bateman -22 Sep 1841) (3) Various collected info' (received from Wilma Beck - relative); (4) Letter of Philip Margetts; (rec'd from Frank Lavor - relative); (5) Short Biography of Thomas Bateman; (rec'd from Lila Anderson - relative) (6) Church & Journal Histories; (7) Research Sources; (in poss. of Marlene Dimond) (Including corrected Bateman/Street marr. date & place in Par. Reg of Eccles) (8) "History of Utah", by Andrew Neff (Editor: L. H. Creer, Apr 1940) Note: (mcd - Jan 1997-2001) In the beginning stages of westward movement, the merchant as well as the individual provided his own conveyances. More and more the carrying trade became a business in itself soon passing into the hand of great freight companies with the facilities and experience to handle the business. Twenty five to twenty six huge canvas covered wagons, holding 3 to 4 tons, driven by 12 oxen formed in a group. There was a wagon-master, assistant, teamsters, and extra men. Later, the average day wage was $1 .00. They would travel 12 to 15 miles per day, with each driver [??w@g??] beside his teams. This would take twelve to fifteen weeks to cross the plains. (per: Andrew Neff's "History of Utah", p.319; (1940;)" Family links: Parents: Thomas Bateman (1778 - 1845) Spouse: Mary Street Bateman (1810 - 1891) Children: Harriett Bateman Wight (1830 - 1907)* Samuel Bateman (1832 - 1911)* Joseph Bateman (1837 - 1890)* James Morgan Bateman (1842 - 1904)* William Lehi Bateman (1844 - 1916)* Martha Ann Bateman Jenkins (1847 - 1916)* *Calculated relationship Burial: West Jordan City Cemetery West Jordan Salt Lake County Utah, USA Created by: Bruce J. Black Record added: Dec 25, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 12783177

Thomas Bateman, Sr

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Birth: Apr. 17, 1778 Death: 1845 Thomas Bateman Sr. was born on April 17, 1778 at Manchester, Lancashire, England to Joseph Bateman and Elizabeth Armstrong. Thomas was christened on April 1778 at Manchester, Lancashire, England. He married Elizabeth Armstrong on August 21, 1796 at Bolton, Lancashire, England. Children of Thomas Bateman Sr. and Elizabeth Armstrong included; M Joseph BATEMAN Born: 4 Sep 1802 Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England Christened: 4 Sep 1802 Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England Died: 1855 Place: Ceder City, Iron, Ut Buried: Place: Cedar City, Iron, Ut F Mary BATEMAN Born: 1804 Place: Bolton, Lancashire, England Christened: 31 Dec 1809 Place: Wigan, Standgate, St. Pauls, Lancashire Died: 1853 Place: M Thomas BATEMAN Born: 17 Sep 1808 Place: Bolton, Lancashire, England Christened: 1804 Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England Died: 29 Nov 1852 Place: Drowned At Sea, Atlantic Ocean Buried: 29 Nov 1852 Place: At Sea, Atlantic M Samuel BATEMAN Born: 1810 Place: Lemoors, Bolton, Lancashire, England Christened: 1806 Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England Died: Nov 1852 Place: F Margaret BATEMAN Born: 28 May 1815 Place: St.peter, Bolton, Lancs, Eng Christened: 28 May 1815 Place: Bolton Le Moor, St. Peter, Lancashire, England Thomas Bateman Sr. wife Elizabeth Armstrong Bateman died Apr.1840 at , , England. Thomas Bateman Sr. joined the LDS Church. He sailed on the Ship Chaos in November of 1841 at age 62. He arrived at New Orleans on January 14, 1842. Thomas Bateman Sr. went to Nauvoo, Illinois. Thomas Bateman Sr. was a brickmaker by trade. His sons Thomas and Joseph were also in the brickmaking profession. Thomas Bateman Sr. died in 1845 at age 66. Thomas Bateman Sr. was buried in Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds on Parley Street. Family links: Children: Joseph Bateman (1802 - 1855)* Thomas Bateman (1808 - 1852)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds Nauvoo Hancock County Illinois, USA Created by: Bruce J. Black Record added: Dec 25, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 12783180

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Birth: Sep. 17, 1808 Lancashire, England Death: Nov. 29, 1852, At Sea Thomas Bateman was born on Sept. 17, 1808 at Bolton, Lancashire, England to Thomas Bateman Sr. 1778-1845 and Elizabeth Armstrong, 1780-1840. Thomas was Brickmaker and a bricklayer in good circumstances. He was an expert Sheep man and owned land in England. Thomas Bateman married Mary Street on the August 12, 1829 at Manchester, Lancashire, England. Mary was baptized in the L.D.S. Church in 1838. He lived in Manchester, lancashire, England from 1830 until approx. 1838. Thomas Bateman became a Member of the LDS Church around 1838 when Heber C. Kimball did missionary work in the Manchester area of England. Thomas and Mary sailed with their Family to the United States in approx. 1838 on the ship North America. He and his wife passed throught the persecutions at Nauvoo, Illinois. Thomas and his son Samuel helped build the Nauvoo Temple. During 1842-1843 Thomas lived in Augusta, Lee, Iowa. Thomas and Mary moved to Nauvoo, Illinois where her husband, a master brick layer helped build the Nauvoo Temple. Thomas Bateman's father Thomas Bateman Sr. died in 1845 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Thomas Bateman lived during 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Thomas Batman and Mary Street Bateman's children included; Harriet Batman b. Nov. 4, 1830 Samuel Bateman b. July 1, 1832 Elizabeth Bateman b. Feb. 16, 1834 Thomas Bateman b. Jan. 27, 1836 Joseph Bateman b. Dec. 9, 1837 James Boame Bateman b. Dec. 9, 1837 Mary Bateman b. Feb. 27, 1840 William Lehi Bateman b. Jan. 1, 1844 John Bateman b. Feb. 26, 1846 Martha Ann Bateman b. Sept. 15, 1847 Margaret Bateman b. June 30, 1849 Mary was sealed to Thomas Bateman on the 28th of January 1846 in Nauvoo, Illinois by Heber C. Kimball. Mary Street age 40 and Thomas Bateman were Utah pioneers in the James Pace Company of 1850. Thomas Bateman, Mary Street and Family arrived in Salt Lake on Sept. 15, 1850. Thomas Bateman and Mary Street settled in West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah in 1852. Mary Street and Thomas Bateman's children include; Harriet Bateman Samuel Bateman Elizabeth Bateman Thomas Bateman Joseph Bateman Manes Boame Bateman Mary Bateman James Morgan Bateman William Lehi Bateman John Bateman Margaret Bateman Mary's husband Thomas Bateman returned to England to settle some business concerning his property. On the way back to the United States, Thomas drowned accidently in the Atlantic Ocean and was buried on the 29th of November 1852 in the Atlantic Ocean. THOMAS BATEMAN & MARY STREET "Thomas Bateman was born Sep. 17, 1808 at Bolton, Lancs., England, a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Armstrong) Bateman. His wife, Mary Street, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Schofield) Street, was born May 12, 18 1 0 in Manchester, Lancs., England. They were married 14 Sept. 1829 at Eccles, Lancs., England. Thomas was not quite 21, and Mary Street was 19. (Witnessing their marriage was Eliza Burrows, and a Samuel and Henry Bateman.) For a few years, they made their home in the Manchester area. Thomas worked as a laborer in the family brickmaker trade. The following year, on Nov. 4, 1830, their first daughter, Harriet, was born and two years later, on Jul. 1, 1832, their first son, Samuel, was born. Soon after, they moved to Pendelton Chapelry in the parish of Eccles, adjoining Manchester, and on Feb. 16, 1834, another daughter, Elizabeth, was born. At this time, the Bateman's decided to attend the New Connection Methodist Church. Their next son, Thomas, born 27 Jan. 1836, was christened there on 24 Apr. 1836. Now, they had two sons and two daughters, then just before Christmas on Dec. 9, 183 7, Mary gave birth to 'twin sons' - "Joseph" and "James Boame". Sadly, just three months later, one of these twins, James Boame, died. In this year of 1837, the first Missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints (LDS-Mormons), appeared in this area of England from America. They could be seen standing on street comers, dressed in suits and high silk hats, bearing witness to this newly revealed religion. Both Thomas and Mary were deeply impressed by the gospel they preached and their sincere testimonies, so they embraced this gospel. On the 17th of March 1839, Thomas was baptized by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Armstrong. Mary was baptized thirteen days later on the 30th of March. Three months later, Mary once again conceived, and on Feb. 27, 1840, they added a daughter, Mary, to their family. Now their home was filled with six active little children under ten years. At this time the Church was encouraging the English saints to immigrate to America and help strengthen the Church there, so Thomas, (now ordained a 'priest'), and Mary, decided they should do so. Toward the end of 1840, they gathered some of their belongings together and traveled to the Liverpool docks, then boarded the ship Lehigh Philadelphia with the James Rigby Company, to cross the Atlantic Ocean. After several weeks at sea, Thomas, Mary, and their six young children arrived at New Orleans, Louisiana on 2 Jan 1841 and were the first Saints to land at that port. From here they went by boat to St. Louis, then on to Nauvoo. The Bateman family arrived at a very monumental time, for within a few months the comer stone for the Nauvoo Temple was laid on Apr.6, 1841 and the Prophet Joseph Smith spoke to those present. Thomas' son, Samuel, was to always remember this event, although he was only nine years old. They remained in Nauvoo about four months, then the family moved to Augusta, Iowa; settling on the Skunk River about 20 miles from Nauvoo. Joseph Bateman, the older brother of Thomas, emigrated from Liverpool on Sept. 22, 1841 on the ship Terrain, with his wife, Margaret, their son James (and his wife, Hannah, (nee: Wilson) who were recently married), and their three younger children William Mary and Margaret. They landed in New Orleans, Louisiana about the middle of November; took a steamer to St. Louis, Missouri, then arrived Warsaw, Illinois about 20 miles from Nauvoo. About two weeks later, Thomas Bateman made the trip from Augusta, Iowa with a wagon to take his brother, Joseph, and his family to Nauvoo. In about two days, Thomas returned to Augusta, Iowa with Robert Pixton, (who had @grated with Joseph Bateman), and James and Thomas Charlesworth. Pixton stayed with Thomas all winter cutting wood. (Pixton later married into the Bateman family.) The route from Nauvoo to Augusta, as described by Robert Pixton was: (1) down the Mississippi River, (2) took a skiff to cross to other side; ice very bad, hard to land after dark so stayed with Mr. Morris; (3) next day walked about 20 miles to Augusta.) In November 1841, (two months after Joseph Bateman arrived in America), Thomas' father, Thomas Bateman, a 62 year old widower and brickmaker, decided to join his family in America and sailed on the ship Chaos, leaving his home in Manchester, England where he had been born in 1778. In the Spring of March, 1842, two important events happened. Another son was born to Thomas Bateman and Mary on Mar. 3rd, who they named "James Morgan", and Thomas baptized Robert Pixton in the Skunk River. He was confirmed by Lyman Wight, one of the twelve apostles. (Lyman Wight was later to marry Thomas and Mary's oldest daughter, Harriet, in 1848 before they crossed the plains.) Joseph soon operated a brickyard in Augusta. Later in 1843, Thomas had a brickyard of his own and made and sold about 75,000 bricks. In the Spring of that year, Thomas Bateman purchased a farm on the south side of the Skunk River about a mile from town. {On Mar. 23, 1843, possibly Thomas' father, Thomas, was married (by Heber C. Kimball) in Nauvoo, to Elizabeth Ravenscroft, a 23 yr. old "bonnet maker" who had come from Manchester, England in 1840.) The capstone of the Temple was also laid this same year. Thomas and his eldest son, Samuel, now 11 years, worked on the Temple all that winter. When fire broke out in the Temple they assisted in putting it out. On January 1, 1844, another son was born to Thomas and Mary, who they named William Lehi. In the summer of 1844 there was a lot of trouble with the mob, Everyone had to be on guard. This was to be a year of extremely great sorrow, not only for the Bateman family, but for all LDS saints. There was the tragedy of losing their beloved Prophet, Joseph Smith, and also Thomas Bateman's father, Thomas, now 67, died in Nauvoo. Joseph Smith, while at the Masonic Hall the day before he died, said to those there, (per Robert Pixton),: "Do not be surprised Brethren if you do not see me again. He rode to the mansion, bid the saints good-by, then left for Carthage Jail with the posse. Robert Pixton guarded the Temple all night, and when he went home the next morning, June 28, 1844, his wife and neighbors were gathered together mourning the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith and Hyrum. When the Prophet was assassinated in 1844, the Saints were called to Nauvoo, and Thomas Bateman's family sold the farm, journeying with them. They took only their money and six cows. On Jan. 28, 1845, Thomas Bateman received his patriarchal blessing in Nauvoo. This year he was appointed by the Twelve to take the Saints' goods from Nauvoo up to Iowa and to sell them. His son, Samuel accompanied him. When they returned to Nauvoo, Thomas and Mary were endowed on Jan. 27, 1846 in the Nauvoo Temple. The following month, on Feb. 21st, their son, John, was born in Nauvoo. This same month, the first presidency began preparing to move west, out of Nauvoo, to avoid all of the dissention in the area. Thomas Bateman with his young family and new baby, returned to Augusta, Iowa. While en route, their last cow was taken from them by the enemy. The Bateman's moved to the farm of Frederick Lowery for whom Thomas Bateman worked. Because of the persecutions by the enemy, Thomas was forbidden to work for about three months. After a conversation with the leader of the mobocrats in which he said he was merely trying to earn enough money to take him and his family out west, the leader then told him to go to work. During the three months when Thomas could not work, the family would have suffered greatly had it not been for the kindness of Mr. Lowery who furnished flour, meat and milk to the family. Mr. Lowery said that if the mob tried to drive him away, "They will drive me, too". Later, Thomas Bateman was taken very ill with plague. Their nine month old son, John died on Nov. 29, 1846. The older children - Harriet, Samuel, Thomas and Elizabeth - had to run the brick yard and the farm. The brick turned out fine and the sale of several thousand bricks brought in much needed money to the family. In this they were blessed. In 1847, several events occurred. Thomas and Mary's seven year old daughter, Mary, died. They decided to move to a farm owned by Almond Crooker, a mile from Mr. Lowery's, and on Sept. 15, 1847, another daughter, Martha Ann, was born. The children were able to attend school there. In the spring of 1849, Thomas Bateman made preparations to leave the farm for the Rocky Mountains. Even some of the previous enemies begged him to remain, but he sold his farm and set out. It was spring and they stuck in the mud several times. The lightning and thunder was very bad. When they arrived in Council Bluffs, another daughter, Margaret, was born Jun. 3 0, 1849. She was their " 12th" and last child. From here they went to 'Little Pigeon'. Thomas Bateman decided to let George A. Smith take his best yoke of oxen on to the Great Salt Lake Valley, so this meant he now had to save enough money to replace them. The Bateman's remained in 'Big Pigeon', near Cooley's Mills all that winter of 1849. There, he bought the mills and 'paid considerably' for them, but the agreement was broken, and Thomas was left bankrupt. They had many trials. To make money they transported goods up and down the river. On Dec. 19th, 1849, Thomas, (always willing to assist his brethren), left Kanesville (Council Bluffs) for St. Louis, furnished a horse and agreed to drive the wagon with John Taylor, Erastus Snow, and John Park. They arrived Jan. 26, 1850 at St. Louis, Missouri. In April 1850, a young man by the name of Philip Margetts and his brother, Henry, arrived in St. Louis. They had just landed in New Orleans on March 8th and traveled up the Mississippi River to St. Louis. He was met by Thomas Bateman, John Taylor, (one of the 'Twelve' under Brigham Young), and several of the 'elders' from Utah who had just arrived there. These men had been attending a business meeting pertaining to the immigration for the season at Council Bluffs, and had come through St. Joseph to St. Louis. Thomas had been assigned to engage some young men to drive teams across the plains to Salt Lake City and these two young men appeared at just the right time. The two Margetts brothers agreed to this, and they proceeded up the River to St. Joseph with Thomas Bateman. When they arrived there a few days later, Philip Margetts met Elizabeth Bateman, (his wife to be), for the first time. They waited for a few days in St. Joseph for a boat to take them up the River to Council Bluffs, and also for cattle to be driven there. While waiting, Philip Margetts made arrangements to take charge of a grist-[??@H??] engine until the cattle arrived, then he herded them to Council Bluffs. The rest of the party went up the River on the steamboat, 'Robert Campbell', taking supplies waiting at St. Joseph for the journey across the plains. In Council Bluffs, Thomas and his family once again met with Philip Margetts, and they joined with a company preparing for the journey west. Yokes had to be made, bows prepared, ox chains overhauled, etc. The family wagons had to be attended to. When they were ready to start, they located the women and children, and left "Big Pigeon", which was the late home of Thomas Bateman, and headed to Council Point. Here they camped on the banks of the Missouri River. Thomas had ordered a wagon to be made at Carterville, which was some distance from where they were camped. Finally, when they acquired the wagon, they had the difficult task of hitching up the wild cattle. Philip Margetts described their plight as follows: "Now my friends, imagine if you can a man with a large family to look after, new wagons, wild cattle and a lot of _____ English boys to handle them, starting out on journey of over a thousand miles. 7his was enough to discourage anyone, but Thomas Bateman had courage and willpower, and so he was equal to the task. " After a drive of about 50 miles down the stream they encountered no end of trouble. They crossed the Missouri River at Old Fort Kearney" on a flat boat, where they were nearly upset on the river, but finally landed, (after a considerable distance), in what is now known as Nebraska City. The only thing in sight was the old log Fort which had been deserted years before this; then, 'Indian Territory' with game of all description close at hand. Philip Margetts describes this experience as follows: "Here is where our work of pioneering 'commenced and here is where I commenced to know Brother Bateman as a man of no ordinary ability, but a man I learned to love & ____ his many virtues - namely honesty, uprightness and forbearance, - and his wife as one of the most self-sacrificing, patient, motherly women it was ever my good fortune to become acquainted with. " Eventually, they arrived at Old Fort Kearney (Corney). John Taylor, and others, had engaged Thomas Bateman to transport and deliver goods to Livingstone and Kinkead, the first successful merchants in the Salt Lake Valley. For this, they promised him'handsomereturns'foralltheresponsibilityanddifficultiesofthejoumey. So, here at the Fort, they began the arduous task of loading up the freight merchandise into eleven commodious wagons for the journey into the wilderness. Next came the extremely dangerous and fatiguing job of branding the ha6f-wild cattle. Little did they realize all of the difficulties they were to encounter as they'd wend their way west into the wilderness. Philip Margetts relates: "7his responsibility of taking a train of goods through 'Indian country' and delivering them safely at Salt Lake City, - - with no ox Thomas could 'rely on for assistance or help, - - was a feat few men could have accomplished. " When they started out the first day, Philip Margetts' letter states "We had four broken wagon tongues caused by the wild unbroken cattle, bad roads, and [??stupid d-ivories??]". That night it started to rain, and the next morning it was discovered that two of Thomas' best horses were gone - either strayed away or stolen. They believed Indians had stolen them since they were never seen again. A few days later, at the Platte River they met a band of about 1500 Pawnee Indians who tried to stop their wagon-train. The Saints were able to avoid a fight, and eventually the Indians allowed them to go on without paying a ransom. They did, however, 'help themselves' to three head of cattle and demanded flour, bacon, sugar, tobacco, etc. from the wagons. Cholera broke out in the camp, but fortunately no one died. Other companies had more illness and death than this company. They felt they were blessed. They passed many buffalo on the way and also saw a grave opened by the wolves. This was Cheyenne and Sioux territory, and the tribes demanded "toll", so by the time they reached the North Platte River, they were short of provisions. A man by the name of Feramorz Little had charge of twenty wagons loaded with freight for Livingstone and Kinkead and Thomas Bateman had charge of ten wagons. When trouble occurred with Kinkead, and some of the teamsters, Philip and Henry Margetts, and Edward Williams decided to leave the wagon-train at the upper crossing of the Platte and travel on foot the rest of the journey, about 300 miles, into Salt Lake City. They suffered nineteen difficult days of travel before reaching the Valley on Sept. 1, 1850. Thomas Bateman, Mary, and their family, eventually arrived in Salt Lake City in the James Pace Company, along with Feramorz Little on Sept. 20th 1850. They delivered their goods at Livingstone and Kinkead's store, now known as the old 'Constitution building'. Unfortunately, the promises made by John Taylor, and 'others', to see that Thomas was 'handsomely paid' for all of his efforts, was not kept!! It was a great disappointment for such an honest man, who had acted in such good faith and endured so many hardships to have reaped 'nothing' for all of his efforts!! As soon as Thomas arrived in the valley, he began building a home for himself and his family, with adobe he and his boys made. It was located on his brother Joseph's lot, on the southeast comer of West Temple and 2nd South. (Joseph had come west earlier, in 1848.) Then, they hauled wood to prepare for the winter months. Two months later, on Nov. 5, 1850, Thomas' daughter, Elizabeth Bateman married Philip Margetts in this home. This was a very comfortable house, but Thomas was unhappy because he had worked so hard, endured many difficulties coming to the valley, and he felt he had not been treated right by his friends. The Bateman's continued raising their large family of children. Mary was also a mid-wife, helping deliver many other infants. Although small in stature, she loved to walk six miles from West Jordan to Sandy to care for her patients. One day, Indian troubles arose and many were asked to go to Iron County to assist. Thomas Bateman volunteered to go, but Samuel, only 18, asked to take his fathers' place, knowing of his father's already great sacrifices and disappointments. Thomas had always been a very religious man, so he began to read and study the scriptures. Philip Margett's tells this of Thomas, his father-in-law: "He (Thomas) had worked unceasingly for many months from the time he left his home near Council Bluffs, going to St. Joseph, with John Taylor, then down the river to St. Louis, back again to the Bluffs. - - - But, he had not been treated right by his friends. "Brother Bateman was not only an honest man, but he was a very religious man. He began to read, and study the scriptures until he imag7ned he was someone else and not himse4f He gave way to those thoughts. He pondered over them and these, with other troubles, drove him nearly out of his mind- " After some months, Samuel returned. In the spring, shortly after his son's arrival home in 1851, Thomas Bateman started on a trip back east to return to England to dispose of some property owned by himself and his brother, Joseph. Supposedly he had some money coming to him. He traveled with Andrew J. Langley and others, and encountered Apostle Orson Hyde on Jul. 22nd at the Platte River, 108 miles from Laramie. Orson was en route from Kanesville (Council Bluffs) to the Salt Lake Valley and sent a message with Thomas which reads, "I have just met Mr. Bateman, from the Valley, and I write you, (by him), a hasty scroll." (When they arrived in Kanesville in August, Thomas was still filled with dissatisfaction and grievances from his previous concerns and disappointments.) He continued on, and boarded a ship for England. After settling his business in England, he loaded some trunks with things purchased in England, and with some money acquired, he embarked on his return journey from Liverpool on the Packet ship, Tonawanda on Oct. 1852, bound for Philadelphia. He had mailed a letter to his wife, Mary (Street) Bateman, telling her he was "coming home with gold watches for the boys and equally special presents for the girls ". On this ocean journey, a terrible tragedy occurred. Thomas, at the age of 44, 'was drowned' some distance out at sea The ship's manifest, dated 11 Dec. 1852, states by his name, 'was drowned at sea'. No one really knows what happened. It has been speculated that perhaps he told someone of the money and valuables he was returning with, causing considerable temptation. Philip Margetts' letter says: 'A man who was on board was given the power of attorney, to receive from the Captain of the vessel the things which he, Thomas), was bringing home. Whether he got the effects or not, is not known, but nothing was ever received by the family. Thomas' wife, Mary (Street) Bateman, was stunned by the tragic news, but she faced the task with courage of rearing her large family. Thus ended the life of Thomas Bateman, --- a man to be remembered for his [??u,nuswal @ge, and .??] This man had embraced the gospel in it's very early years in England; given up his homeland to sail across the seas, joining the Saints; helped build the temple in Nauvoo and quenched the fire which engulfed it; continually served leaders of the Church, without question or thought of himself, delayed crossing the plains, by unselfishly giving his oxen to help another needful Saint; been blessed with twelve children, although suffering the loss of three; accepted the responsibility, struggled with extreme difficulties in transporting freight wagons to the Valley--then, received no [?? ] as promised, suffered the resulting disillusion and heart-wrenching disappointment of this; then, worked together with his sons to build a home and provide for their large, 'deeply loved', family in the Great Salt Lake Valley. It would be difficult to find words to describe Thomas Bateman's strength of endurance throughout his life, nor the strength required by his devoted wife, Mary, and their family, especially in dealing with their unexpected sudden tragic loss of Thomas at such an early age. So, this brave, courageous Mary, now 42, somehow gathered strength to meet this challenge. Mary removed to Brigham City with her unmarried children for awhile, residing with her daughter, Harriet, wife of Lyman Wight, who had moved there. On Aug. 16, 1853, she was encouraged to many Lewis William Wight, father-in-law of her daughter, Harriet. This marriage was not working out and lasted only a short time. (Later, she was granted a temple divorce.) On Nov. 27, 1854, Mary's oldest son, Samuel had married Marinda Allen, so that winter, Mary and her family went to live with them in a 'dug-out', near Sandy, called "Dry Creek". She then had four sons living with her - Thomas, (age 18), Joseph, (age 17), James Morgan, (age 12), and William Lehi, (age 10) - and two daughters, Martha (age 7), and Margaret, (age 5). They somehow managed to survive that difficult winter and other hardships. A school house was across the Jordan River, and the children had to go across by a boat made by the Bateman's. In the Spring, Mary's unmarried sons, William Lehi and James Morgan, built her a one room log cabin. In September, 1857, when the Saints heard that Johnson's Army was coming to the Valley, they were told to immediately leave the area. Mary and her family did so until it was safe to return. In Oct 1860, her son, Joseph, married Mary Eliza Allen, and the following year, on Sept. 18th, her son, Thomas, married Mary Lavender. On 13 Feb. 1865, Mary's daughter, Martha Ann married Samuel Jenkins. Four years later, James married Maria Louisa Watkins, Nov. 1, 1869 and the next year, William married her sister, Sophronia A. Watkins, 26 Dec. 1870. Mary continued living alternately with these sons in a long rambling log house they built to share, in Wight's Fort, West Jordan on the west side of the Jordan River. (Her sons had grown to 'large' men; some out-weighing their father.) On 27 Feb. 1871, Samuel also married a second wife, Harriett Egbert. He worked in a grist flour all during the week, and on week-ends enjoyed being a 'caller' at the dances. The following year, 2 Oct. 1872, Margaret married Alfred Oxenbold Davis. Now all of Mary's children were married. Mary Street Bateman was always known for her dependability and law-abiding sense of justice. She also had a favorite place, where she would sit in church, and 'was never late'. Mary was living with her youngest son, William Lehi, when she developed pneumonia. She was sick for only one week, then passed away at the age of 81 years on Mar. 4, 1891, and was buried in West Jordan, Utah. This self-sacrificing, patient, motherly woman, had endured many sacrifices and hardships with her husband, Thomas, and on her own. With courage and determination, she had accepted life's trials and blessings afforded her in the continuing years, enjoying a large posterity. (The above written and compiled by Marlene Dimond (200 1) - from various sources:) (1) Diary of Wm. Samuel Bateman - written by Juliatta B. Jensen & James Oliver;. (2) Diary of Robert Pixton - (immig'd w/ Joseph/Margaret Bateman -22 Sep 1841) (3) Various collected info' (received from Wilma Beck - relative); (4) Letter of Philip Margetts; (rec'd from Frank Lavor - relative); (5) Short Biography of Thomas Bateman; (rec'd from Lila Anderson - relative) (6) Church & Journal Histories; (7) Research Sources; (in poss. of Marlene Dimond) (Including corrected Bateman/Street marr. date & place in Par. Reg of Eccles) (8) "History of Utah", by Andrew Neff (Editor: L. H. Creer, Apr 1940) Note: (mcd - Jan 1997-2001) In the beginning stages of westward movement, the merchant as well as the individual provided his own conveyances. More and more the carrying trade became a business in itself soon passing into the hand of great freight companies with the facilities and experience to handle the business. Twenty five to twenty six huge canvas covered wagons, holding 3 to 4 tons, driven by 12 oxen formed in a group. There was a wagon-master, assistant, teamsters, and extra men. Later, the average day wage was $1 .00. They would travel 12 to 15 miles per day, with each driver [??w@g??] beside his teams. This would take twelve to fifteen weeks to cross the plains. (per: Andrew Neff's "History of Utah", p.319; (1940;)" Family links: Parents: Thomas Bateman (1778 - 1845) Spouse: Mary Street Bateman (1810 - 1891) Children: Harriett Bateman Wight (1830 - 1907)* Samuel Bateman (1832 - 1911)* Joseph Bateman (1837 - 1890)* James Morgan Bateman (1842 - 1904)* William Lehi Bateman (1844 - 1916)* Martha Ann Bateman Jenkins (1847 - 1916)*

History of Thomas Bateman

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By granddaughter Juliaetta Bateman Jensen. Thomas Bateman was born 17 September 1808 at Bolton, England. Mary Street was born 12 May 1810 at Manchester, England. The two were married 1 August 1829. They embraced the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about 1836. They left England and crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the ship 'Lehi Philadelphia' with the James Rigby Company, arriving in New Orleans on 1 April 1840 as the first company to land in New Orleans. The family spent one year in St. Louis before moving to Nauvoo, Illinois where they arrived on the day of the laying of the Nauvoo Temple cornerstone on 6 April 1841. The family remained in Nauvoo for four months and then moved to Augusta, Iowa on the Skunk River about 20 miles from Nauvoo. Both Thomas and his brother Joseph had brickyards in Augusta, and in 1843 Thomas sold 75,000 brick. In the spring of 1843 Thomas purchased a farm on the south side of the Skunk River about a mile from town. During this period, Thomas was taken very ill with the Plague, and the children Harriet, Samuel, Thomas, and Elizabeth ran the brick yard and the farm. The brick turned out fine, and the sale of several thousands brought in money to the family. When the prophet Joseph Smith was assassinated in 1844, the Saints were called to Nauvoo, and Thomas sold the farm and journeyed with the Saints. They took only the money from the farm and six cows with them. In 1845 the captsone of the temple was laid. Thomas and his eldest son Samuel worked on the temple all that winter. When fire broke out in the temple, they assisted in putting it out. After the temple was completed, Mary and Thomas received their endowments on 27 January 1846. In 1845 Thomas Bateman was appointed by the Twelve to take the Sants' goods from Nauvoo up to Iowa and sell them. Samuel accompanied him. They came back to Nauvoo, but later they returned to Augusta. While en route their last cow was taken from them by the enemy. The Batemans moved to the farm of Fredrick Lowrey for whom Thomas worked. Because of the Persecutions of the enemy, Thomas was forbidden to work for about three months. After a conversation with the leader of the mobocrats in which Thomas said he was merely trrying to earn enough money to move his family out west, the leader told him to go to work. During the three months when Thomas could not work, the family would have suffered greatly had it not been for the kindness of Mr. Lowrey who furnished flour, meat, and milk to the family. Mr. Lowrey told Thomas that if the mob tried to drive him away he said, 'They will drive me, too.' In 1847, the family moved to a farm owned by Almond Crocker, a mile from the Lowrey farm. The children went to school. In the spring of 1849, the Batemans made preparations to leave the farm for the Rocky Mountains. Even some of the previous enemies begged him to remain, but he sold his farm and set out. Since it was spring, it was muddy and they got stuck in the mud several times. The lightning and thunder were very bad. They passed through Council Bluffs to Little Pigeon. Here Thomas let George A. Smith take his best yoke of oxen to help him on to the valley. The Batemans remained in Big Pigeon near Cooley's Mills all that winter. here he bought the mills and paid considerable on them, but the agreement was broken and Thomas was left bankrupt. They had many trials. To make money they transported goods up an down the river. In 1850 they joined a company coming into the valley. At Old Fort Corney, they picked up eleven wagons of merchandise. The goods were for Livingston and Kincaid, the first successful merchants in the Salt Lake Valley. The Indians stole some of their horses. At the Platte River they met a band of Pawnee Indians who tried to stop the wagon train. The Saints avoided a fight, and eventually the Indians allowed them to go on without paying a ransom. However, things had been stolen from the wagons. Cholera broke out in the camp, but no one died. Other companies had more illness and death than this company. They felt they were blessed. They passed many buffalo on the way and saw graves opened by wolves. Eventually, they arrived in the valley on 15 September 1850. Later, they moved to West Jordan. Many people were asked to go to Iron County because of Indian troubles. Thomas volunteered to go, but 18 year-old Samuel asked to take his father's place. After some months, Samuel returned. Shortly after his arrival home, Thomas started back to England to dispose of some property. On his return he died on shipboard and was buried at sea. No one really knows what happened. Mary was stunned by the tragic news, but she faced the task with courage of rearing her large family. The children born in Manchester, England were Harriet, Samuel, Elizabeth, Thomas, Joseph, James Boame, and Mary. The last two died as children. James Morgan and William Lehi were born in Augusta Iowa. John was born in Nauvoo and died in less than a year. Martha was born in Augusta and Margaret in Council Bluffs.

"Mary Street Bateman and Thomas Bateman"

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"Mary Street Bateman and Thomas Bateman" By Susan Woodland Howard (Revised Aug. 4, 2008) "From Manchester to Nauvoo" Manchester, England was a market town in northwest England until the end of the 18th Century when the Industrial Revolution transformed it into a key manufacturing and commercial city. A major center of the textile industry, the city’s location and the availability of coal made it ideal for processing Lancashire cotton. Bolton, then a small town about ten miles west-northwest of Manchester, was one of the sites of the important cotton-spinning industry. Raw cotton imported from the southern United States was processed and manufactured in the mills of Manchester. The construction of Duke’s Canal (Bridgewater Canal) and the world’s first main line passenger railway, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, contributed to the area’s rapid growth as both a manufacturing and distribution center. Just as some in our own era look at Los Angeles as a frightening view of the future, the change of pace of life in Manchester was also frightening as more traditional folks looked at the city and saw what they feared the rest of the world would soon become. The city led in innovative inventions, new ways of thinking, and new classes in society. Not surprisingly, new religious sects also found listeners here. Many of the inhabitants of the new urban areas were people who had migrated from agricultural areas because they were no longer able to make a living on the land. Industrialization did not mean that these workers would be able to find jobs in the urban areas. In the early 1840’s unemployment rates were as high as 50 per cent in all trades in Bolton. Not surprisingly, many of the early converts to the Mormon Church were working class people living in or near urban centers. The first Mormon elders to preach in the British Isles arrived in Preston, a town not far from Manchester, in July 1837. Joseph Fielding, one of these early missionaries, had family members living in the area. Thomas Bateman, born 17 September 1808, was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Armstrong Bateman. He worked as a laborer in the family brick making trade. Just before his twenty-first birthday, on 14 September 1829 he married the nineteen-year old Mary Street, (12 May 1810) daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Schofield Street. Mary had been born in Manchester. The Batemans were Methodists, as were many of the English who converted to Mormonism were Methodists. They attended the New Connection Methodist church. Mary Street Bateman has been described as being dark complexioned and small in stature — she only weighed 89 pounds as an adult. She was very ambitious and worked hard as a young girl. She worked doing laundry, and despite her small size, she carried large baskets of clothes on her head to deliver them. At that time she had no other means of conveying them.[1] During the first ten years of their married lives Mary and Thomas lived in Manchester or in nearby Pendleton. They had six young children. Early in 1839 they encountered the missionaries and decided to join the Mormons. Thomas was baptized 17 March 1839 and Mary 30 March. The president of the Manchester branch of the church was a young man named William Clayton. On January 1 the following year (1840) Clayton began keeping a daily journal. He kept track of his daily activities and dealings with members of the branch until he left for America in September of that same year, and continued to write occasionally until 1842. James B. Allen and Thomas G. Alexander edited and published the diary, along with a chapter on the conditions of church members, in Manchester Mormons: the Journal of William Clayton, 1840 to 1842.[2] Clayton gives us a glimpse of the activities of branch members, including Thomas Bateman, Mary and her sister, Nancy Street. We immediately find out that Thomas is right in the middle of the activity. “Brother Jackson says that brothers Broome and Bateman are about £46 in debt which was contracted at the time of the community. The house is 150 debt. They have tried to sell it but cannot. Broome is likely to have the Bailiffs and wants Ann Crickersly to go and live with him. I have the house in her name. Ann is since gone. He did not ask our council at all.” (January 2, 1840.) Apparently Broome was being forced to sell the property to meet his debts and was trying to have it transferred to protect it from such a sale. (Authors’ note, p. 65. Also, the value of a pound in the 19th century was about $5.) A letter from Clayton to Joseph Fielding further explains the situation: When Bro’s. Bateman and Boome lived together (the community) they got a great quantity of coals and flour on credit which has not yet been paid for. The creditor is about to send the Bailiffs, and the way he (Bro. Boome) is going to act I don’t fully approve. He has some time back been giving money to sister Ann […] kersly and has gone so far with her that his wife was jealous but the grievance has been settled and now Broom wants Anne to go and live with them and have the house and goods in her name and thus evade the Bailiffs. Clayton saw some danger in the plan and said that he would talk to Fielding in person.[3] Thomas’ family was growing, and like many others, he apparently had difficulty in earning enough to support them. He was very much involved with the financial affairs of the Manchester branch. Clayton’s journal entry for January 24 tells us: Brother Bateman has come in and says he has given his watch for Paul Harris’ debt and he owes four pounds for Choutler. He has paid £2 and the man wants the other. He has heard about some work 17 miles from Manchester and wants to know if it will be wisdom to go. He can get little to do here and I can hardly say nay. I feel on account of his office. He states that Sarah Duckworth has been telling the saints about Brother Jackson and wife and is causing trouble. In a report of a council meeting on January 31, Brother Bateman mentions his sister-in-law, although she isn’t named in Clayton’s report in his journal. The next journal entry mentioning the Batemans is that of February 28, and this is how we know that Brother Bateman is our Thomas. Feb 28, 1840: “Was called up before six to Brother Batemans wife. She was in labour. She was delivered before I got there. A girl. Prayed with her.” The baby girl was Mary Bateman, born 27 February 1840, in Manchester, England. Two more journal entries mention Thomas: March 8 “After meeting went to Brother Bateman’s to see Sister Street.” March 10: “Went to Brother Batemans, prayed with Sister Street.” Allen and Alexander identify Sister Street as Nancy Street, who was baptized on May 5, 1839. This was probably Mary Bateman’s sister, also known as Ann or Hannah, who was born 19 November 1815. She lived in Pendleton.[4] So far we have no other record of Nancy Street, so it isn’t known if she remained in the church, emigrated to America, or married and stayed in England. Although many of the members were anxious to go to America, church authorities discouraged them. John Moon, who was probably a cousin of Clayton’s wife, was especially anxious to leave, but Joseph Fielding said that it was “better for the Saints to suffer in England because they would suffer in America. If they wanted to go as emigrants, Fielding said he would bless them, but he would not approve of their going as Saints to Zion.” [5] Only one year had elapsed since the membership had been forced to leave Missouri. Many of them suffered in a terrible malaria epidemic at this time. Apostle Brigham Young attended a conference held in Manchester in April 1840 and announced that the English Latter-day Saints were to gather to the Mormons’ newly established home in Nauvoo, Illinois. Along many other members of the Manchester Branch, the Batemans were anxious to begin preparations to leave. Despite having six young children they prepared to make the journey across the Atlantic with children Harriet, Samuel, Elizabeth, Thomas, and Joseph W. whose twin brother James Boame, had lived only three months, and Mary, their young baby daughter. Thomas was 32 and Mary, age 30. Sometime in the late fall of 1840 the Bateman family boarded the ship Lehigh, bound for the port of New Orleans, with the James Rigby company.[6] A one-page passenger list states that a Mrs. Bateman, age 31, and six children, ages 1 year to 10, as well as Jas. Rigby, Jane Rigby and Mary were taken on board the Lehigh, bound for New Orleans.[7] There is a passenger listing for Jane Littlewood Rigby, wife of James Rigby, arriving in New Orleans aboard the Lehigh on 2 January 1841, which is the arrival date given in family sources. We can imagine that an early winter crossing was difficult, especially for Mary caring for a young baby. Once the family passed through the immigration procedures they traveled by boat up the Mississippi to St. Louis, then on to Nauvoo, Illinois, where they arrived in time for the laying of the cornerstone of the Nauvoo Temple during the eleventh annual conference of the church on 6 April 1841. A few months later, Thomas’ older brother Joseph and his wife, Margaret Turner Bateman and their family journeyed to Nauvoo, followed by their father, Thomas, Sr. His wife, Elizabeth Armstrong Bateman, had died in England sometime in 1840.[8] Thomas Sr., age 62 arrived in New Orleans 14 Jan 1842 aboard the ship Chaos. His occupation is listed as brick maker. Thomas Sr. died in 1845, but he must have helped his son Joseph establish a brick making business. Within a short time after Joseph Smith moved the headquarters of the Mormon Church to Nauvoo, the swampy village on the shores of the Mississippi River became a bustling town that must have seemed like the land of opportunity to these English members. During the Nauvoo years, son Samuel (who would have been between eight and eleven years) heard sermons preached by Joseph Smith. According to one family account, Thomas and Mary became acquainted with Joseph and Emma Smith. Samuel and his father Thomas also helped to build the Nauvoo Temple, working to help complete the construction throughout the winter. In 1845 the Temple neared completion and the capstone was laid. At one point a fire broke out and they helped put it out. According to family and church records, Thomas married a second wife, Elizabeth Ravenscroft, in Nauvoo on 23 March 1843.[9] There is no record of her traveling west, although these records are incomplete and do not include all those who traveled the Mormon Trail. In his journal William Clayton mentions an Elizabeth Ravenscroft several times as a member of the branch, and also mentions her aboard the ship North American with his family on their 1840 Atlantic crossing. She was from Manchester, a 23-year old “bonnet maker.”[10] Like her sister-in-law Nancy Street, she has disappeared from our records. While they were in Augusta and Nauvoo Mary gave birth to four more children. In 1846 her nearly 10-month old baby boy, John, died, and six months later daughter Mary, the last child born in England, also died. The family worked and saved to earn the money to make the 1300-mile journey to Utah. In the spring of 1849 Thomas and Mary traveled to Kanesville, named after Thomas Kane, an important ally of the Mormons during some of the darkest days of the church. After the Mormons departed the town was renamed Council Bluffs in 1853. In Little Pigeon, Pottawamanie County, on 30 June 1849 the twelfth and last child was born to Thomas, now 40 years old, and Mary, age 39. They named her Margaret. The Batemans moved to the farm of Fredrick Lowrey for whom Thomas Bateman worked. Because of the persecutions of the enemy Thomas was forbidden to work for about three months. After a conversation with the leader of the mobocrats in which he said he was merely trying to earn enough money to take him and his family out west the leaders told him to go to work. During the three months when Thomas could not work, the family would have suffered greatly had it not been for the kindness of Mr. Lowery who furnished flour, meat, and milk to the family. Mr. Lowrey told grandfather that if the mob tried to drive him away he said, “They will drive me, too.” Later Grandfather Bateman was taken very ill with ague, and the children Harriet, Samuel, Thomas and Elizabeth ran the brick yard and the farm. The brick turned out fine, and the sale of several thousands brought in money to the family. In 1847 they moved to a farm owned by Almond Crocker, a mile from Mr. Lowrey’s. The children went to school. In the spring of 1849 Thomas Bateman made preparations for leaving the farm for the Rocky Mountains. Even some of the previous enemies begged him to remain, but he sold his farm and set out. It was spring and they stuck in the mud several times. The lightning and thunder were very bad. They passed through Council Bluffs to Little Pigeon. Here Thomas Bateman let George A. Smith take his best yoke of oxen to help him on to the valley. The Batemans remained in Big Pigeon, near Cooley’s Mills all that winter. Here he bought the mills and paid considerable on them, but the agreement was broken, and Grandfather was left a bankrupt. They had many trials. To make money they transported goods up and down the river.[11] There were as many as 90 Mormon settlements scattered throughout Pottawattamie County, Iowa. Kanesville was the most significant outfitting post. We don’t know what kind of shelter the family had, but winters on the Plains were cold, often with freezing winds. Epidemics of malaria, or as it was usually called, the ague, frequently swept through frontier settlements in the first half of the 19th century. This was a form of malaria that produced alternate chills and fevers. Most of William Clayton’s family suffered from it, and his infant child died of it. “The ague, in fact, was so common that some frontiersmen hardly recognized it as a disease, and someone with a sense of humor could even write to eastern friends to “come out and have a shake with us.” [12] “Comedy, Tragedy and Farce” According to future son-in-law Philip Margetts, he met Thomas in St. Louis after he had just brought John Taylor and several of the elders from Council Bluffs to St. Joseph on their return from Utah in the spring of 1850. Not long after this Philip met Elizabeth Bateman, his future wife, who was then sixteen years of age. On my arrival at Council Bluffs I met Brother Bateman who had just arrived for St. Joseph, he also had his family with him. We all set to work preparing for the journey west. Yokes had to be made, bows prepared, ox chains overhauled, etc. etc. The family wagons had to be attended to. So when all was made ready for the start, and the women and children located, we left “Big Pigeon” the late home of Brother Bateman, wended our way to “Council Point,” and camped on the banks of the Missouri River. The wagons, which Brother Bateman had ordered, and which were to take us to Salt Lake were being made at Carterville, some distance from where we had camped. They were soon finished, and we had considerable fun, to say nothing of hard work in hitching up the wild cattle for the trip. Now, my friends, imagine if you can a man with a large family to look after, new wagons, wild cattle, and a lot of “green” English boys to handle them, starting out on a journey of over a thousand miles, which was enough to discourage anyone, but Thomas Bateman had courage and will power, and was equal to the task. Finally after a drive of about fifty miles down the stream, we encountered no end of trouble, and more ‘fun.” We crossed the Missouri river at “Old Fort Kearney” on a flat boat, This adventure came near putting an end to all our future troubles, as we were nearly upset into the river. But fortune favored us, and after going down stream for a considerable distance, we finally landed. This place is now known as Nebraska City. At the time I speak of, there was nothing in sight but the old Log Fort, which had been deserted years before. This was then Indian Territory, with game of all descriptions close at hand. Here is where our work as pioneers began, and where I began to know Brother Bateman as a man of no ordinary ability, but a man I learned to love for his many virtues; namely honesty, unrighteousness and forbearance, also his wife as one of the most self-sacrificing, patient, motherly women it was ever my good fortune to come across. The next thing to be done was to load the freight into the wagons for the journey. That being done, the start across the wilderness began. With it comedy, tragedy and farce. The first day out from Fort Kearney showed a record of four broken wagon-tongues callused by the wild unbroken cattle, bad roads, and stupid drivers. The first night it rained. The next morning we discovered that two of Brother Bateman’s best horses were gone. They had either strayed away or were stolen. I think the latter, as we never saw or heard from them again. A few days out we were surrounded by at least fifteen hundred “Pawnee” Indians who took the liberty of helping themselves to three head of cattle, demanded flour, bacon, sugar, tobacco, etc. etc.[13] On 11 June 1850 the Batemans and Philip Margetts departed from Kanesville with the James Pace Company, which consisted of 100 wagons, including several loaded with merchandise for Livingston & Kincaid, the first successful merchants in Salt Lake Valley. The official date of arrival in Salt Lake Valley was 20-23 September 1850. In addition to Philip Margetts, age 21, an English convert who later became a much-loved actor in Utah, the following members of the Bateman family made the trip: (with ages) Bateman, Elizabeth (16) Bateman, James Morgan (8) Bateman, Joseph (12) Bateman, Margaret (infant) Bateman, Martha Ann (2) Bateman, Mary Street (40) Bateman, Samuel (17) Bateman, Thomas (41) Bateman, Thomas, Jr. (14) Bateman, William Lehi (6)[14] At the Platte River they met a band of Pawnee Indians who tried to stop their wagon train. The Saints avoided a fight, and eventually the Indians allowed them to go on without paying a ransom. However, many things were stolen from the wagons. Some in the company accused the Indians of stealing horses. “We traveled slowly until we came to the Buffalo country. This time the “Cheyennes” and Sioux” tribes demanded toll, and by the time we reached the North Plateau, the company found themselves short of provisions.”[15] Along the way the travelers saw a grave opened by the wolves. During the trip cholera broke out in the camp during the trip, but no one died of it. The members of this company felt blessed because they had suffered less disease and death than had other groups. Foramore Little had charge of twenty wagons and Brother Bateman had charge of ten. Livingston and Kinkade owned the freight. Trouble occurred with some of the teamsters and Kinkade which resulted in Henry Margetts and myself and Edward Williams leaving the train at the upper crossing of the plateau and traveling on foot the remainder of the journey which was about three hundred miles to Salt Lake city. We suffered considerable during our nineteen-day walk after we left the company. We arrived in Salt Lake City in safety on the first day of September 1850.[16] The family arrived in Salt Lake City at Livingston and Kincaid’s store, now known as the Old Constitution Building, on 15 September 1850. Thomas purchased a large piece of land on the southeast corner of West Temple and Second South Street. Later the Batemans were sent to West Jordan to establish a home there. In 1851 daughter Elizabeth married Philip Margetts. Along with most of those who lived through the dark days of Nauvoo and the difficulties of the trip west, Thomas had suffered many hardships in the decade since he had left his native land. After coming to the Salt Lake Valley he came into conflict with some of his fellow members -- a conflict that led him to being cut off from the church. In the summer of 1851 he was back in Iowa. In August an item appearing in the Frontier Guardian, a Mormon weekly newspaper published in Kanesville, Iowa indicated that all was not well with Thomas Bateman. A group of several men, including Thomas, had just arrived from the Salt Lake Valley. While the others brought news "of a cheering character; Mr. Bateman brought nothing but darkness, gloom and dissatisfaction." Noting that Thomas had been cut off from the church "for disturbing the peace and quietude of the Saints in the Valley, and for assuming the character of Elijah the Prophet" the writer went on to accuse Thomas of having acted "crazy as a loon" and in the harshest of language told the Saints to beware of him.[16a] Apparently Thomas returned to the valley before winter, surely to the relief of Mary. The following spring he would once again be on the trail heading east. "Return to England" To the south of Salt Lake, in Iron County where Brigham Young had sent settlers to establish mining and manufacture of much needed items, Indian troubles made life difficult for these colonists. Thomas volunteered to go to Iron County as part of a military force, but Samuel, only eighteen at the time, asked to take his father’s place. After Samuel returned some months later, Thomas returned to England in the spring of 1852 to dispose of property or possibly settle an estate that may have been of considerable value. He wanted to bring back merchandise to establish a mercantile store in the Valley. Phil Margetts gives this account of what happened next: Brother Bateman with his boys went to work building abodes, hauling wood, and before the winter set in he had a very comfortable home. But he was not happy in his mind. He had not been treated right by those who should have been his friends. He had worked unceasingly for many months from the time he left his home near Council Bluffs going to St. Joseph with John Taylor, then down the river to St. Louis, back again to the Bluffs. The responsibility of taking a train of goods through an Indian country, delivering them in safety at Salt Lake City and with comparatively speaking no one he could rely upon for assistance or help, was a feat few men could have accomplished without affecting the brain. After accomplishing all this he expected something handsome in return for all this worry from those who were responsible for the provision made to him by John Taylor and others who had engaged Brother Bateman to deliver the freight owned by Livingston and Kinkade in Salt Lake City, which he did. Brother Bateman was not only an honest man but also a very religious man. He began to read and study the scriptures until he imagined he was someone else and not himself. He gave way to these thoughts, pondered over them, and these, with other troubles, drove him nearly out of his mind. The following spring he left for England to dispose of some property owned by himself and his brother Joseph. It is supposed [he] realized he was earning some money but not what he expected. With some trunks and things purchased in England and supposedly some money, he started on his return to the valley. It is not exactly known how it occurred but he was drowned while some distance out at sea, but unknown how, where or when. The family upon learning of Brother Bateman’s fate discovered that a man who was going East was given the power of attorney to receive from the captain of the vessel the things which he was bringing home. Whether he got the effects or not, it is not known, but nothing was ever received by Brother Bateman’s family.[17] Mary received a letter telling her that Thomas had conducted his business in England and was bringing home a present for each member of the family. Next she received the news that he had “died 29 November 1852 and was buried at sea” in the North Atlantic. No one really knew what happened to him, the merchandise, or the money that he had supposedly sewn into the lining of his clothes, but the family was convinced that someone killed Thomas and threw him overboard and got away with everything. In order to pay the expenses for his trip, Thomas had used all the money the family had. Samuel W. Taylor gives another version of the last few months of Thomas’s life. After the death of Brigham Young, John Taylor became president of the church. The anti-polygamy crusade forced him to go into hiding to avoid arrest. Samuel Bateman, Thomas’s son who was then a former SLC policeman, became Taylor’s bodyguard. Taylor writes about a conversation that would have taken place about 1885: That night Taylor headed south, on a trip that would take several weeks, to keep in touch with his people. Sam Bateman was driving, and presently Charles Wilcken’s head dropped and he began to snore. Bateman glanced sideways at Taylor, seemed about to speak, then turned away. Taylor asked if there was something he wanted to say. Yes; it was about his father, Bateman said. His mother was now seventy-five, without much time left here, and she wondered if things could be straightened out? Did President Taylor remember his father? Very well, Taylor said. Tom and Mary Bateman had arrived at Nauvoo with a party of English converts, when Sam was a lad of seven. Tom ran a brickyard, and found his product much in demand in the booming city. Later, when Taylor was going on his mission to France, the Bateman family was at Winter Quarters, and Tom had driven the missionaries in his wagon from Council Bluffs to St. Louis. A few month after arriving in Utah the following year, Sam Bateman said, his father had an argument with church authorities, and was cut off in public meeting. The shock was more than he could stand; he was never the same after that. Tom Bateman went to England to dispose of property there. During the return voyage, the strain of his excommunication preyed on him until he had a nervous breakdown, and had to be restrained for several days. He seemingly recovered, but shortly after being released a storm blew up and he leaped overboard. A boat was put out, but the body was never found. Taylor said that Thomas Bateman shouldn’t be judged harshly; he wasn’t in his right mind. Sam nodded, and slapped a line on the rumps of the team. Brother Brigham had said the same thing, that his father wasn’t responsible, and the time would come when things would be righted. But now his mother was seventy-five. Five of her children had been born outside the covenant. Could her husband be restored to his priesthood and blessings, and his children sealed to him? Yes, indeed, Taylor said; he’d see to it. Bateman’s face bloomed with joy. He’d been relieved of a heavy load that he’d carried for many years.[18] Whatever might have happened aboard the ship, Mary was stunned by the tragic news. She was only 42 years old and still had most of her children at home, with Margaret, the youngest, only three years of age. With the help of her older sons who were able to get work on farms, Mary started out by washing clothes to get money to feed her children. She had to sell the property at West Temple and Second South Street and only got 50 bushels of wheat for it. Eventually the Continental Hotel was built and operated on this property. Mary moved to Wight’s Fort (on 90th South in West Jordan, Utah) for a time with daughter Harriet and her husband Lyman Wight, the son of Lewis Wight. Harriet and Lyman married 7 May 1848.[19] Here on 16 Aug 1853 Mary became the second wife of Lewis Wight, but she later divorced him.[20] Mary then moved her family to a place called Dry Creek, near Sandy, Utah. Here all of the family members lived in a small two-room dugout. Daughter Margaret’s earliest memories were of this first home. She said she spent some of the happiest days of her life there. The dugout was about one mile east of the Jordan River, and the schoolhouse was on the west side. Since there were no bridges across the river, the Bateman boys (aged 18 and under) built the first boat to take the children across the river to school. All the pupils met in the same room for instruction. Heavy rains in 1853 washed away the makeshift bridges. One day in early September Samuel Bateman, then 6 feet tall and described as “handsome” by his daughter, was on duty to ferry those who needed to cross the river. On one trip he ferried a husband and wife and their six children and showed them the way to a log cabin near the flour mill. Samuel then told his companions: “I just ferried my father-in-law across the river.” Then fifteen-year old Marinda Allen did become his wife a year later on November 27, 1854.[21] “Desperate Survival” 1855-56 “Beginning in the summer of 1855, however, occurred a series of natural disasters which, in one year, wiped out the entire social surplus and placed the 35,000 persons in the territory in the same position of semi-starvation in which the early Salt Lake colonists found themselves before the Gold rush. These tragedies underwrote the impotence of humanity when confronted with malignant nature. What the church did about them is a story of desperate survival mitigated by supreme confidence in the outcome.”[22] First came the worst grasshopper infestation that the Mormons had suffered thus far. The insects destroyed first, second and third sowings of wheat, some corn, and even buckwheat. This alone would have been a serious matter, but this was an especially hot, dry summer, with little runoff from the mountain snows. The immigration of 1855 brought 4,225 new persons to the Valley. The harvest was reduced from one-third to as much as two-thirds in some areas. Reportedly, all of the farms south of Salt Lake were nearly a desert. The church and most cattle owners moved the herds to higher, greener locations in Cache Valley that the territorial legislature had granted to Brigham Young as trustee-in-trust for the church for grazing purposes. Winter came early, and turned out to be the most severe suffered by the settlers since 1847. Of 2,000 head of church cattle only 420 survived until spring. Other areas suffered as well — nearly four out of five head of cattle died as a result of the cold and lack of food, which resulted in the financial ruin of their owners. The Indians were suffering too, so they took advantage of every opportunity to carry off the animals. As a result of the loss of livestock and crops, the settlers faced near-famine conditions. There was not just a scarcity of food, cattle, cash and provisions: there was no work for many able-bodied men who desperately needed to work to support their families. The family faced additional challenges with the Utah War of 1857 and the onset of efforts by the US government to stamp out the practice of plural marriage. (For more on this period in the lives of the Bateman family, see the history of Margaret Bateman Davis.) With strict rationing and the digging and harvest of weeds, thistles and sego lilies the settlers survived. Money was almost useless, as there was no wheat to be had. Even with these strict measures, some settlements only had a two-week supply of provisions on hand.[23] The summer of 1855 was another bad grasshopper year, and the harvest was even smaller. In 1856 Lewis Wight and his wife Nancy moved to Brigham City, which may explain why Mary and her daughter Maggie were also there when Brigham Young gave the order for all the women and children to move south while the men were to remain behind to torch the towns should Johnson’s Army actually march into Utah.[24] Mary’s life was hard. Her granddaughter, Juliaetta Bateman Jensen recalled her as being harsh and severe. “I was afraid of her because she often spoke so sharply with that English tongue of hers.” Later in life Juliaetta was sorry that she hadn’t learned to overcome her fear of her grandmother, who worked hard and reared her family “in honesty, integrity and faith.”[25] As already noted, Mary was a very small, thin woman who weighed only 89 pounds. Thomas had been over six feet tall, and the sons took after him. Samuel became a Salt Lake City policeman, and as noted in the Samuel Taylor account, a bodyguard for both Presidents Taylor and Woodruff when they were hiding on the Underground from federal prosecutors for violating anti-polygamy laws. Mary made a great fuss over the oldest son whom she called “Sam’l.” (Juliaetta was Samuel’s youngest child, born 31 Dec 1878.) After Samuel was married Mary crossed the meadows nearly every Sunday to have dinner with him and his family. She even went sometimes when he was not there because she liked Samuel’s wife, who was quiet and reserved, just the opposite of Mary. Mary lived near the other two sons, James and William and saw them every day. Later, after Samuel had taken a second wife and was forced to go into hiding on the Underground, he occasionally visited his sister’s (Martha Ann) place at night and Mary would go there to see her son. Mary later became a practicing midwife, often walking miles to care for her patients. Despite the hardships of her life, she was blessed with good health. “She had the quality and determination to achieve whatever she did try to do. She was loved and honored by all in spite of being out-spoken, regardless of whom or to whom she was talking.”[26] One week before her death she contracted pneumonia. She died 4 March 1891 at the age of 81. She was survived by seven of her twelve children, ninety-seven grandchildren and sixty-seven great-grandchildren. According to her granddaughter Juliaetta, Mary Street Bateman was an old time Matriarch. She is buried in West Jordan, Utah.[27] "Joseph Bateman" Joseph Bateman, son of Thomas Bateman and Elizabeth Armstrong, was born 1802 at Bolton, Lancaster, England. He married Margaret Turner 1826 in England. She was born 21 July 1804. Joseph and Margaret and their children voyaged on the ship Tyrian that left Liverpool on 22 Sept 1841, arriving in New Orleans 9 November 1841 with the Joseph Fielding Company. They came to Utah 20 Sept 1848 with the Lorenzo Snow Company.[28] Upon arrival in Salt Lake, he built their house out of brick he made himself. He also made the brick for the Council House.[29] Their children were James, William,[30] Mary, John (who died as a child,) Margaret and Betty. The family made their home in Salt Lake City and helped to settle Cedar City in 1850. He assisted in every way to build up the country around Cedar City. He remained there until his death in 1855. "Conclusion" This history is just a small part of the amazing journey that began in Manchester, England in the early 1800’s when Thomas Bateman and Mary Street joined their lives and their fate with the first Mormon missionaries to preach in England. This brief story based on the recollections of Bateman descendants and witnesses to some of the events described here leaves us with many questions and much more to be discovered. The descendants of Mary Street and Thomas Bateman as well as Joseph Bateman and Margaret Turner must number in the thousands. Their history is intertwined with western United States, Utah and LDS church history. Diaries and letters, formal histories and autobiographies await investigation. In writing this history I have drawn on many sources, most of which I discovered only recently. Juliaetta Bateman Jensen’s Little Gold Pieces, now out of print, is an account of the lives of her parents Samuel Bateman and Marinda Allen and Samuel’s plural wife, Harriet Egbert. Juliaetta was witness to many of the events she writes about— daily life both before and after her father went into hiding to avoid prosecution. This book deserves to be back in print. Along with the other biographies and histories on this website, this story is a work in process. Susan Woodland Howard June 21, 2006 _____________________________________________ [1] Daughters of Utah Pioneers history, “Mary Street Bateman Wight” submitted by granddaughter LaRue S. Ottley. (Hereafter cited as DUP history.) [2] Peregrine Smith, Inc., Salt Lake City, 1974. Also An Intimate Chronicle: The Journals of William Clayton, ed. George D. Smith, Signature Books, Salt Lake City, 1995. [3] Ibid. Note 10, p. 66. [4] Ibid. P 236. Source is Manchester Branch, “records” 86. [5] Ibid. P 92, note 46. [6] A Short History of the Thomas Bateman Family prepared by Juliaetta Bateman Jensen, undated copy in my possession. Sources are Samuel Bateman’s Diary edited by James A. Oliver. [7] Conway B. Sonne, Saints on the Seas: A Maritime History of Mormon Migration 1830-90, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1983, pp 148-59. According to Sonne the first ship to arrive in New Orleans was the Isaac Newton December 2, 1840. The Lehigh is not found on his lists. The DUP histories give conflicting dates for the arrival of the Bateman family in New Orleans. See Andrew Jensen, LDS Church Chronology 1805 -1914, Orem, 2002.p 18. Entry for 6 June 1840: “Forty-one Saints sailed from Liverpool . . . on the ship Britannia, being the first Saints that gathered from a foreign land.” [8] See note at end of this history on these later voyages. [9] Doctrine & Covenants, Sec 132 dated 12 July 1843, but the practice predated the revelation by at least a decade. George D. Smith, “Nauvoo Roots of Mormon Polygamy, 1841- 46: A Preliminary Demographic Report,” Dialogue 27:1, Spring 1994, p 37 note 7, Thomas Bateman md Spouse #2 23 March 1843, married by HCK (Heber C. Kimball) sealed to Mary and Spouse #2 29 January 1846. [10] Manchester Mormons, entries March 21, April 18, and April 23. The July 1 entry states: “I received a bonnet for my little Sarah from E[lizabeth] Ravenscroft.” William Clayton Diary 4 Oct 1840 states that his mother-in-law was ill, also Elizabeth Ravenscroft. New York 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists Elizabeth Ravenscroft arrival date: Oct. 12, 1840, age 20, aboard the ship North America. [11] Jensen, A Short History of the Thomas Bateman Family. [12] Manchester Mormons, note 247, p. 215. [13] DUP history, “A Part of My History told by Brother Phil Margetts.” (Many commas removed from typewritten copy for readability.) Copy in my possession. [14] James Pace Company information is found online at Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868. (http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompany/0,15797,4017-1-230,00.html) [15] Phil Margetts history. [16] Feramorz Little, age 31, traveled with the Livingston Kinkead train, 1850. Pioneer Overland Travel 1849-1868. [16a] Journal History quoting The Frontier Guardian Aug 22, 1851, LDS Church Archives. [17] Margetts. According to one source, Thomas returned on the packet ship Tonawonda. The name of the alleged agent who was to collect his property in the east is not known. The nature of the property disposed of in England is likewise unknown. Perhaps upon the death of their father, Thomas Sr. in Nauvoo in 1845 Joseph and Thomas came into an inheritance, or possibly Thomas was winding up his father’s business. [18] Samuel W. Taylor, The Kingdom or Nothing: The Life of John Taylor, Militant Mormon, Macmillan & Co, New York, 1973, p 344. Taylor gives as his sources Juliaetta Bateman, Little Gold Pieces, and letters concerning Thomas Bateman, August 11 and September 12, 1885. John Taylor Letter File. (On deposit at University of Utah.) The account of Thomas being cut off from the church is not included in the three versions of the family history. According to my family records, all of the Bateman children except the three youngest were sealed to their parents 28 Feb 1894. John, Martha Ann and Margaret were BIC. [19] This was not the former Apostle Lyman Wight, but rather his grandnephew. Harriet and Lyman had thirteen children together. He later married two more wives. [20] Also named as Lewis William Wight in DUP history. [21] Juliaetta Bateman Jensen, Little Gold Pieces: The Story of My Mormon Mother’s Life, Salt Lake City, 1948, p 12 [22] Leonard J. Arrington, Great Basin Kingdom, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1958, p 148-9. [23] Ibid. 154. [24] See history of Margaret Bateman and Alfred Oxenbould Davis. [25] Jensen p 36-7 [26] DUP history, author unknown. [27] Other sources for this are records and memories of Maud Davis Reynolds Salisbury, April 1958, and Vilate Davis Chadwick, both daughters of Margaret Bateman Davis. [28] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868, lists Margaret Turner Bateman, age 43, (wife of Joseph Bateman) traveling with the Brigham Young Company. Departure: 5 June 1848 Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 20-24 September 1848 [29] Copied by Dorothy Woodland from “Sketches of Pioneer Men at the State Capital,” Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Dept. Date unknown. [30] William Bateman appears in Will Bagley’s Blood of the Prophets, University of Oklahoma Press, 2002, pp 144-5 as one of the participants in the tragic chapter of Utah history we know as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. See also John Krakauer’s Under the Banner of Heaven, Doubleday, 2003, pp 224-256. (http://penwood.famroots.org/mary_street_thos_bateman.htm)

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JOSEPH BATEMAN

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Joseph Bateman was born 9 December 1837 in Manchester, England to Thomas Bateman Jr. and Mary Street. Joseph Bateman was the ninth child of sixteen children--five daughters and eleven sons. He married Mary Eliza Allen 14 October 1960 and he also married Maria Louise Watkins (1850-1917) and they had one daughter. Joseph and Mary had thirteen children, six daughters and seven sons. Joseph and his family moved from West Jordan to Alpine in 1864 and took up a homestead northeast of the city. The homestead was called Bateman Grove. He brought some sheep with him and made a living by farming and raising sheep. He used a small portion of water from Grove Creek for irrigation. Later the City objected, saying he wasn't entitled to the water as his property was outside the city limits. Having no other source of water he continued using it, but he was later forced to stop. On February 28, 1884, the city needing a plot of ground surveyed, appointed a surveyor and have him run the lines so as to definitely establish the land belonging to the City at the Grove. On 11 November, 1884, the city minutes read, "Joseph Bateman's grove surveyed, but he will not deed the old mill site to the City," Minutes reading 11 February 1885 state the City got the grove from Bateman. Joseph still claimed he had a right to some of the water, so it finally went to court on August 3, 1886 and it was decreed that he did not have any right to the water. The Batemans' who homesteaded 160 acres, lived in an area close to where many Indians roamed the hills, but they were never molested by them. Joseph was always ready to make friends and share with the Indians. Joseph Bateman served as a City Councilman from 1887 to 1888. Joseph Bateman died 17 May 1890 and was buried in Alpine, Utah. His wife later had him reburied in Murray, Utah.

Brief Life History of Joseph Bateman and Margaret Turner

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Brief Life History of Joseph Bateman and Margaret Turner Filed under Boman Joseph was born and raised in the Manchester England area where he attended school, was married while living there and earned a living. His family was nearby and apparently were in close contact with each other. It was not very long after the first missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arrived in Manchester, that he and his wife and family and his brother Thomas and sister-in-law Mary Street (Bateman) were baptized. It was during the year 1840 that the early day missionaries were making arrangements for the converts to immigrate to the new Church settlement in Nauvoo, Illinois. Reports are conflicting somewhat on the arrival date of the Bateman family from England. Joseph’s father Thomas Bateman joined the church on the 7th of September 1845, his mother had died. All of the Bateman’s who were in the church sailed from Liverpool, England and arrived in New Orleans in early 1841. Some reports state that they sailed up the Mississippi River arriving in Nauvoo, Illinois on the 6th day of April 1841, the day the Nauvoo Temple cornerstone ceremony was held and other reports state it was about that time, within a few days. His father lived with either he or Thomas until he died in Nauvoo during 1845. The family lived right across the street from where the Prophet Joseph Smith lived, so they were very much involved with all that was going on during this very eventful time in the Church. They worked on the Temple and actually had a brick manufacturing business in the Nauvoo area. Upon the completion of the Nauvoo Temple and just prior to the exodus, the following were able to take out their endowments. [Nauvoo Temple Endowments recorded on Film No. 962798, entries 218, 210, 227 and 209.] Birth Endowed Joseph Bateman Seventy 4 SEP 1802 28 JAN 1846 Margaret Turner Bateman Female 21 JUL 1794 28 JAN 1846 Thomas Bateman Seventy 17 SEP 1808 27 JAN 1846 Mary Street Bateman Female 12 MAY 1810 27 JAN 1846 William Bateman Seventy 23 APR 1824 29 JAN 1846 Sarah Lavender Bateman Female 21 MAR 1824 29 JAN 1846 This was a very special experience under very trying circumstances and it was almost inmediately following this that they were to undergo the very difficult task of moving across the Mississippi River, enroute west, in that very cold February, in search of a new home. They were with the main body of the Church as they crossed the state of Iowa, which was 300 miles of very difficult travel, ending up at Winter Quarters, on the border of Iowa and Nebraska, where preparations were commenced for the trek across the great plains to the Rocky Mountains, in the area called the Great Salt Lake Basin. He along with his wife, Margaret Turner Bateman and several others, but not all of the families in the Bateman group, crossed the plains in the Brigham Young Company with Lorenzo Snow as the sub-captain. They left Winter Quarters 26 May 1848 arriving in the Salt Lake Valley 21 September 1848. They built a small home and lived temporarily in the area now known as West Temple between South Temple and Second South. To show how moving to new settlements was accomplished, we refer to the book entitled, “Iron County Mission and Parowan” US/Canada 979.247 H2d located in the Genealogical Library. At the Church General Conference held in October 1850, the First Presidency announced that there would be a group called to go south and establish themselves in an area known as the Little Salt Lake Valley (Iron County). All of the people were asking themselves, will it be me and the women especially would say, “I hope it is not us. We have traveled enough.” However, whoever was called would go and do as their leaders directed. Real devotion was part of their make-up. Pages 13 through 23 under, Heading of Colonization, Part 1-George A. Smith led the group from Salt Lake City, 7 December 1850, arriving at destination on 13 January 1851. Listed on Page 17 are Joseph Bateman, age 48 and Samuel Bateman, age 18, along with all the others in this Company. 7 DEC 1850 Left Salt Lake City – Stopped for a period of time at Provo. 15 DEC 1850 Sunday meeting held at Fort Utah on ‘the Provo River – Instructions given by George A. Smith — John D. Lee, Camp Clerk. 16 DEC 1850 Left Provo going to Hobble Creek (Springville) 8 miles. 17 DEC 1850 Cold wet roads to Spanish Fork. 18 DEC 1850 Traveled to Fort Peteetneet (Payson). 19 DEC 1850 First group stayed, waited for balance of Company to catch up. 21 DEC 1850 Moved to Willow Creek, crossing divide into Juab Valley, 6″ snow. 22 Dec 1850 Moved to Salt Creek (Nephi) where meeting was held at 4 pm. 23 DEC 1850 Traveled 15 miles to Chicken Creek or the Springs. 24 DEC 1850 13 miles to Sevier River. 25 DEC 1850 Wednesday, Christmas Day – crossed the Sevier River, 16 degrees below 0 26 DEC 1850 Hunted down Indians who had stolen cattle and oxen. 27 DEC 1850 On to Dry Valley (Scipio) snow and cold. 28 DEC 1850 Moved on to top of divide, no water. 29 DEC 1850 Sunday, moved to water 8 miles away Cedar Springs (Holden) about ½ way. 30 DEC 1850 To Camp Creek or Chalk Creek (Fillmore) 9 miles. 31 DEC 1850 Traveled 10 miles pleasant weather to Meadow Creek 1 JAN 1851 New Years Day – stayed to feed cattle. 2 JAN 1851 Moved 5 miles to Pauvan Valley. 3 JAN 1851 Long drive 13 miles, camped in a canyon. 4 JAN 1851 Traveled to Cove Creek, 9 miles. 5 JAN 1851 Sunday – organized an Iron County Choir. 6 JAN 1851 Five miles to another creek. 7 JAN 1851 9 miles, hilly country, deep snow. 8 JAN 1851 To Beaver Creek, 2 1/2 miles north of Beaver. 9 JAN 1851 To “Last Mountain” 8 miles. 10 JAN 1851 To Buckhorn Springs, 13 miles. SAW THE VALLEY AND CELEBRATED. 11 JAN 1851 To Red Creek (Paragonah) 12 JAN 1851 Sunday 13 JAN 1851 Arrived in Little Salt Valley on Center Creek. “THIS IS THE PLACE” said their Leader. He remained there until the time of his death in 1855. He assisted in every way to build up the country around Cedar City. Margaret was raised and attended school in the Manchester, England area and was married to Joseph Bateman in this same country on the 8th of September 1823. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Armstrong Bateman. They made their home in Manchester where their son, James, was born 28 March 1821. William was born 23 April 1824 in Bolton, Lancashire County, Mary was born 13 November 1826 in Manchester as was John on 5 January 1828 and died young. Margaret was born in Salford on 5 January 1831 and Betty, 7 October 1833 who died as a child. Margaret and Joseph Bateman certainly had the blood of Israel in their veins because when they heard the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, preached by humble missionaries of the Mormon Church, they knew it was what they had been looking for. It is reported that Joseph was baptized on 24 May 1840. It is assumed that Margaret was baptized the same day. William was baptized the same day and Margaret was baptized in December of 1841 at the age of ten. As early as June 1840 the Presidents of missions in Europe were booking passage for the newly converted saints to come to America. From a notation found on page 527 of “Treasures of Pioneer History,” Volume 4, the story is told of Robert Pixton a young man of Manchester, England, who lived with Joseph and Margaret Bateman’s family in England. He came to America and to Nauvoo with them in 1842 or 1843. We feel quite sure that this is our Joseph Bateman and that the Bateman family were in Nauvoo during the severe mob persecutions and the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and that they were among those who were driven out in the cold winter of 1846. These saints crossed the Mississippi River and took refuge in Mount Pisgah, Iowa and others along with them. On page 472 of the book Volume 9 of the “Heart Throbs of the West”, we find the name of Joseph Bateman – 46, Margaret Turner Bateman – 44, James Bateman 27, William Bateman 24, Mary Bateman 22 and Margaret Bateman 17, who were a part of President Brigham Young’s Company of 1,220 souls in the First Division. Lorenzo Snow was a sub-captain of the Brigham Young Company, or Captain of 100 that the Bateman family traveled with. This Company left Winter Quarters, Nebraska on 26 May 1848 and arrived in Great Salt Lake, 21 September 1848. Joseph and Margaret made their home in Salt Lake City until the fall of 1851 when they were called to settle Cedar in Iron County. This information is found on page 741 in the book, “Pioneers and Prominent Men in Utah.” The book says he was a settler in Cedar City in 1850, but according to George A. Smith’s journal records, the “History of Iron County and Cedar City,” the first settlers went to Cedar from Parowan on 2 November 1851 and began to build a fort and prepared to mine coal and iron which was found in the nearby hills. Those called to this mission had experience in mining in their native lands. Perhaps this is why this family was called to the Iron Mission. Margaret and the rest of these Pioneer women who first endured the privations and hardships of this new area certainly have earned a debt of gratitude from those who have reaped the benefits of those who came after. “Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah” says that Joseph and Margaret Bateman assisted in every way to build up Cedar City until Joseph died there in 1855. Perhaps Margaret returned to Salt Lake City where no doubt her children were living, until her death on 20 March 1864. It is interesting to note that she and her husband both received their endowment in the Nauvoo Temple on 28 January 1846 and were sealed in President Brigham Young’s office in Salt Lake City, on 8 October 1854, for time and all eternity. (transcribed by Susan Carey 19 June 2013 from 8.5×14 sheets in my Book of Remembrance) Source: http://familyhistory.careyfamily.org/brief-life-history-of-joseph-bateman-and-margaret-turner/

Life timeline of Joseph Bateman

Joseph Bateman was born in 1837
Joseph Bateman was 3 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.
Joseph Bateman was 22 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.
Joseph Bateman was 23 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.
Joseph Bateman was 40 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.
Joseph Bateman was 46 years old when Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies began in the afternoon of Sunday, 26 August 1883, and peaked in the late morning of Monday, 27 August when over 70% of the island and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera. Additional seismic activity was reported to have continued until February 1884, though reports of seismic activity after October 1883 were later dismissed by Rogier Verbeek's investigation into the eruption. The 1883 eruption was one of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic events in recorded history. At least 36,417 deaths are attributed to the eruption and the tsunamis it created. Significant additional effects were also felt around the world in the days and weeks after the volcano's eruption.
Joseph Bateman died in 1890 at the age of 53
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