Martha Ann Wilson

29 Jul 1860 - 29 Dec 1935

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            Martha Ann Wilson was born 29 July 1860 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Territory to George Deliverance and Martha Ann Riste Wilson. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5 October 1873 at the age of 13.  Her mother, Martha Ann Riste, was

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2650 E Road
Panguitch, Garfield, Utah
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Daughter of George Deliverance Wilson and Martha Ann Riste
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BIOGRAPHY OF MARTHA ANN WILSON

Contributor: Ron Haymore Created: 3 years ago Updated: 1 year ago

            Martha Ann Wilson was born 29 July 1860 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Territory to George Deliverance and Martha Ann Riste Wilson. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5 October 1873 at the age of 13.  Her mother, Martha Ann Riste, was born in Derby, Derbyshire, England on 23 September 1840 to James Thomas and Mary Riste. James was a bricklayer.  Mary’s father, John Richards was very much opposed to her marriage to James because of his financial setting.  John was a very rich man.  She also had two brothers,James, who died at the age of 21, Hyrum, and two sisters, Myrah and Lavina.             When the Mormon missionaries went to England they met and converted James and Mary and the two girls.  Martha Ann was baptized 13 February 1852.  Martha was a beautiful singer and sang for Queen Victoria in England. She would sing at many of the meetings which the Mormon Elders arranged.              Her grandfather, John Richards tried to get Mary and James to forsake their religion and stay in their native land, but James Thomas came to America in 1853 on the ship Falcon and worked to send money to bring his family.  He settled in Santaquin, Utah, Utah Territory.   During the year, before they sailed to America, Mary’s father died.  Mary went to the house the day the will was read. The will stated, “if Mary would give up her religion and stay in England that she would have half the estate.” Mary listened as the lawyer read the will.  Everyone waited for her answer.  Finally she jumped to her feet and cried,“Let my father keep his money.  I’m going to America.”             Her grandmother, Mary, with her daughters Lavina and Martha Ann, worked to help earn their money for their trip to America. They sailed on the ship Juventa and arrived in the New York harbor some time in 1855 after some stormy six weeks on the ocean. The captain said it was the worst storm he had ever seen and if it had not been for the Mormons and their prayers, the ship surely would have gone down.  During the trip, Martha Ann fell, striking her back on a large pole. She spent the rest of her voyage in bed.              They headed west after their arrival.  They were in the Milo Andrus Company,leaving 4 August 1855 from the outfitting area of Mormon Grove, Kansas, which was near Atchison.  They came to Utah with the assistance of the Perpetual Emigration Fund.  There were 461 individuals in the company.  They were the last company to head west for the season.  Captain Andrus wrote in his journal that they had a “scanty number of experienced men which caused a great burden on him.”  They were also lacking broke cattle and drivers.             Her mother, Martha told how they had to ti e a rope around her mother’s waist and then to the back of the wagon when they crossed the Mississippi and other largerivers to keep them from being washed away and drowned.  Lavina and Martha Ann walked all the way across the plains to Utah.  They would walk each day and pick up buffalo chips and carry them in their big aprons to burn on the fire at night.  Martha was often asked by the group to sing her inspiring songs at night around the campfire.  The company was unable to go on when they reached the Green River and waited for help from Salt Lake because most of the men, women, and children were almost barefoot and destitute of clothing.  They crossed the Sweetwater River on October 4, 1855 with three inches of snow on the ground and it snowed hard all that day.  They arrived in the Salt Lake valley on 24 October 1855.   Mary and the two girls had to travel to Santaquin after reaching the valley because that’s where James was living.             Her mother, Martha Ann, married George Deliverance Wilson on 21 September 1856 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory.  George was born 28 December 1807 in Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont to Deliverance Jr. and Lovina Fairchild Wilson.  He had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1 August 1834 at the age of 26, being baptized by Oliver Cowdery.  He was ordained a Seventy in August 1836 by Lyman Sherman.                Her father George Deliverance, married Mary Ellen Johnson on 7 February 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.  They had two boys.  Mary Ellen died giving birth to the youngest who also died.  He asked his mother-in-law, Julia Hills Johnson to care for his only living child.  He came with the Uriah Curtis Company in 1852. He was a member of the Mormon Battalion and ended up with the sick detachment to Pueblo, Colorado.  The child was still with his in-laws when they got to Utah.   He took his son David to live with him in ahouse that he and two other men had secured to live in and there he and David lived for some time.  He was 48 years old when he married Martha Ann.  She was just 16.             George Deliverance was a Mill Wright and helped to build up southern Utah.  He built mills and sawed timber for homes all through southern Utah.  To this union were eleven children born, plus David Johnson Wilson born 7 June 1843 to George Deliverance and Mary Ellen.  He was a half-brother to the eleven.   Mary  was born 6 May 1857 in Santaquin, Utah, Utah Territory; George Hyrum was born 4 October 1858 also in Santaquin.  From there they moved to Mount Pleasant,Sanpete, Utah Territory.  Martha Ann was born 29 July 1860 and James William was born 28 November 1862.  Joseph Dill was born 12 December 1864 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah Territory.              Jesse Stephen was born 1 August 1867 in Scipio, Millard, Utah Territory.  Levinah Emeline was born 14 April 1870 in Overton, Lincoln, Nevada; Davis Israel was born 31 August 1872 in Panguitch,Garfield, Utah Territory.  The last three children were born in Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah Territory.  John Thomas was born 7 April 1876; Sarah Ann was born 31 May 1878; and Elen Almira was born 6 April 1880.              At one point Martha had become very weary of moving so many times.  She felt she could not continue any longer.  When her husband talked of moving she stormed back at him, “George, if you go, you’ll go alone for I shan’t go with you.  I’m not a goin’ to pick up an’ leave our ‘ome and drag our children off in the back woods again.”  He said nothing, but continued to pack.  She told him again she wouldn’t go.  He packed up the wagons and came into the house and started gathering up his clothes and personal belongings.  She watched him sadly, convinced he would go it alone then said, “George ‘ave you got a good place fixed for my box?” And they were off again.              When George was 79 years old, he passed away early in the morning on 18 October 1887.  He got the children up to start working, then sat down in his chair to read the scriptures and slipped away,leaving Martha with nine children still in the home to finish raising them alone.  George was buried 20 October 1887 in the Hillsdale Cemetery, Garfield, Utah Territory.  Martha Ann died 8 October 1915 in Hillsdale,Garfield, Utah at the age of 76.  She was buried 10 October 1915 in the Hillsdale Cemetery.              Martha Ann was endowed in the St. George Temple in St. George, Washington, Utah Territory on 12 November 1885 at the age of 25. She never married.  She died 30 December 1935 at the age of 75 in Provo, Utah, Utah and was buried 1 January 1936 in Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah.

BIOGRAPHY OF MARTHA ANN WILSON

Contributor: hydrobrain Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

            Martha Ann Wilson was born 29 July 1860 in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Territory to George Deliverance and Martha Ann Riste Wilson. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 5 October 1873 at the age of 13.  Her mother, Martha Ann Riste, was born in Derby, Derbyshire, England on 23 September 1840 to James Thomas and Mary Riste. James was a bricklayer.  Mary’s father, John Richards was very much opposed to her marriage to James because of his financial setting.  John was a very rich man.  She also had two brothers,James, who died at the age of 21, Hyrum, and two sisters, Myrah and Lavina.             When the Mormon missionaries went to England they met and converted James and Mary and the two girls.  Martha Ann was baptized 13 February 1852.  Martha was a beautiful singer and sang for Queen Victoria in England. She would sing at many of the meetings which the Mormon Elders arranged.              Her grandfather, John Richards tried to get Mary and James to forsake their religion and stay in their native land, but James Thomas came to America in 1853 on the ship Falcon and worked to send money to bring his family.  He settled in Santaquin, Utah, Utah Territory.   During the year, before they sailed to America, Mary’s father died.  Mary went to the house the day the will was read. The will stated, “if Mary would give up her religion and stay in England that she would have half the estate.” Mary listened as the lawyer read the will.  Everyone waited for her answer.  Finally she jumped to her feet and cried,“Let my father keep his money.  I’m going to America.”             Her grandmother, Mary, with her daughters Lavina and Martha Ann, worked to help earn their money for their trip to America. They sailed on the ship Juventa and arrived in the New York harbor some time in 1855 after some stormy six weeks on the ocean. The captain said it was the worst storm he had ever seen and if it had not been for the Mormons and their prayers, the ship surely would have gone down.  During the trip, Martha Ann fell, striking her back on a large pole. She spent the rest of her voyage in bed.              They headed west after their arrival.  They were in the Milo Andrus Company,leaving 4 August 1855 from the outfitting area of Mormon Grove, Kansas, which was near Atchison.  They came to Utah with the assistance of the Perpetual Emigration Fund.  There were 461 individuals in the company.  They were the last company to head west for the season.  Captain Andrus wrote in his journal that they had a “scanty number of experienced men which caused a great burden on him.”  They were also lacking broke cattle and drivers.             Her mother, Martha told how they had to ti e a rope around her mother’s waist and then to the back of the wagon when they crossed the Mississippi and other largerivers to keep them from being washed away and drowned.  Lavina and Martha Ann walked all the way across the plains to Utah.  They would walk each day and pick up buffalo chips and carry them in their big aprons to burn on the fire at night.  Martha was often asked by the group to sing her inspiring songs at night around the campfire.  The company was unable to go on when they reached the Green River and waited for help from Salt Lake because most of the men, women, and children were almost barefoot and destitute of clothing.  They crossed the Sweetwater River on October 4, 1855 with three inches of snow on the ground and it snowed hard all that day.  They arrived in the Salt Lake valley on 24 October 1855.   Mary and the two girls had to travel to Santaquin after reaching the valley because that’s where James was living.             Her mother, Martha Ann, married George Deliverance Wilson on 21 September 1856 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory.  George was born 28 December 1807 in Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont to Deliverance Jr. and Lovina Fairchild Wilson.  He had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1 August 1834 at the age of 26, being baptized by Oliver Cowdery.  He was ordained a Seventy in August 1836 by Lyman Sherman.                Her father George Deliverance, married Mary Ellen Johnson on 7 February 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.  They had two boys.  Mary Ellen died giving birth to the youngest who also died.  He asked his mother-in-law, Julia Hills Johnson to care for his only living child.  He came with the Uriah Curtis Company in 1852. He was a member of the Mormon Battalion and ended up with the sick detachment to Pueblo, Colorado.  The child was still with his in-laws when they got to Utah.   He took his son David to live with him in ahouse that he and two other men had secured to live in and there he and David lived for some time.  He was 48 years old when he married Martha Ann.  She was just 16.             George Deliverance was a Mill Wright and helped to build up southern Utah.  He built mills and sawed timber for homes all through southern Utah.  To this union were eleven children born, plus David Johnson Wilson born 7 June 1843 to George Deliverance and Mary Ellen.  He was a half-brother to the eleven.   Mary  was born 6 May 1857 in Santaquin, Utah, Utah Territory; George Hyrum was born 4 October 1858 also in Santaquin.  From there they moved to Mount Pleasant,Sanpete, Utah Territory.  Martha Ann was born 29 July 1860 and James William was born 28 November 1862.  Joseph Dill was born 12 December 1864 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah Territory.              Jesse Stephen was born 1 August 1867 in Scipio, Millard, Utah Territory.  Levinah Emeline was born 14 April 1870 in Overton, Lincoln, Nevada; Davis Israel was born 31 August 1872 in Panguitch,Garfield, Utah Territory.  The last three children were born in Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah Territory.  John Thomas was born 7 April 1876; Sarah Ann was born 31 May 1878; and Elen Almira was born 6 April 1880.              At one point Martha had become very weary of moving so many times.  She felt she could not continue any longer.  When her husband talked of moving she stormed back at him, “George, if you go, you’ll go alone for I shan’t go with you.  I’m not a goin’ to pick up an’ leave our ‘ome and drag our children off in the back woods again.”  He said nothing, but continued to pack.  She told him again she wouldn’t go.  He packed up the wagons and came into the house and started gathering up his clothes and personal belongings.  She watched him sadly, convinced he would go it alone then said, “George ‘ave you got a good place fixed for my box?” And they were off again.              When George was 79 years old, he passed away early in the morning on 18 October 1887.  He got the children up to start working, then sat down in his chair to read the scriptures and slipped away,leaving Martha with nine children still in the home to finish raising them alone.  George was buried 20 October 1887 in the Hillsdale Cemetery, Garfield, Utah Territory.  Martha Ann died 8 October 1915 in Hillsdale,Garfield, Utah at the age of 76.  She was buried 10 October 1915 in the Hillsdale Cemetery.              Martha Ann was endowed in the St. George Temple in St. George, Washington, Utah Territory on 12 November 1885 at the age of 25. She never married.  She died 30 December 1935 at the age of 75 in Provo, Utah, Utah and was buried 1 January 1936 in Hillsdale, Garfield, Utah.

Life timeline of Martha Ann Wilson

Martha Ann Wilson was born on 29 Jul 1860
Martha Ann Wilson was 19 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. 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.
Martha Ann Wilson was 25 years old when Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Martha Ann Wilson was 31 years old when Thomas Edison patents the motion picture camera. 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.
Martha Ann Wilson was 48 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Martha Ann Wilson was 54 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
Martha Ann Wilson was 69 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
Martha Ann Wilson died on 29 Dec 1935 at the age of 75
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