Paulinas Harvey Allred

21 Jan 1829 - 10 Nov 1900

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Paulinas Harvey Allred

21 Jan 1829 - 10 Nov 1900
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Paulinus Harvey Allred 1829 – 1900 By Debra Gunther Holley, great-great-granddaughter Paulinus Harvey Allred was born 21 January 1829 in Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee to Isaac and Mary Calvert Allred. He was the 10th of 13 children, three sisters and nine brothers; Elizabeth Martin (died a

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Paulinas Harvey Allred


Lehi Cemetery

1098 N 400 E St
Lehi, Utah, Utah
United States

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Paulinus Harvey Allred 1829 – 1900 By Debra Gunther Holley, great-great-granddaughter

Contributor: Celique Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Paulinus Harvey Allred 1829 – 1900 By Debra Gunther Holley, great-great-granddaughter Paulinus Harvey Allred was born 21 January 1829 in Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee to Isaac and Mary Calvert Allred. He was the 10th of 13 children, three sisters and nine brothers; Elizabeth Martin (died at age 7), John Calvert, Nancy Weakley, Sarah Lovisa, William Moore, Reddin Alexander & Reddick Newton (twins), Mary Caroline, James Riley, Joseph Anderson, Isaac Morley and Sidney Rigdon. When Paulinus was very young (1830) his family moved to Monroe County Missouri, near the Salt River and lived at what became known as the Allred Settlement. We learn a little about his life there from his older brother William Moore Allred’s journal. “The first winter we lived in Missouri, I think the snow fell in November about two feet deep and stayed on the ground all winter, and towards spring there came a thaw and then froze a crust on the snow so we could walk on it and as there were plenty of deer in that country, we could go out and find the deer and when they would jump they would break through (the snow) and the dogs could run on top the snow so we could catch them.” The Allred family first heard of the restored church when Hyrum Smith and John Murdock visited their settlement in 1831 and preached the gospel. Later, three other elders joined them and on September 10, 1831, they baptized 19 people from the Allred Settlement into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Among the converts were Paulinus’ brother William, his parents (Isaac and Mary) and one or two of his sisters. In June of 1834, when Paulinus was five years old, a large encampment of men known as Zion’s Camp stopped at his Uncle James’ farm, with Joseph Smith leading the company. “The prophet was on his way with Zion’s Camp to relieve the suffering of the saints in Jackson County and arrives at the Salt River Settlement (Allred Settlement) June 7, 1834. They camped there four days refreshing and reorganizing the camp. Uncle James raised 10 volunteers and joined the camp. On the return trip the Prophet visited the Salt River Branch and advised the saints to gather in Clay County.” “Unpublished Incidents in the Life of William Moore Allred” by Theras Orson Allred and Iris Allred Nielsen The family then moved, probably in 1835, to Clay County Missouri as the prophet had advised. While living there, Isaac noticed that Paulinus’ mouth “would pull to one side” when he laughed. He sent for the elders to give Paulinus a healing blessing. His mouth was immediately healed and he had no further problem with it. The Allred family experienced all the persecution of the Saints at that time. They moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, then to Adams County, Illinois and then Nauvoo. They enjoyed a happy life in Nauvoo and had close association with the Prophet Joseph Smith. In 1846 Paulinus, now 17 years old, left Nauvoo with the other Saints. He settled with his parents in Winter Quarters for a time (near present day Omaha, Nebraska) and then lived in Kanesville, Iowa (Council Bluffs). While living here, Paulinus married Melissa Isabel Norton, daughter of David and Elizabeth Benefield Norton on February 3, 1848. In the summer of that year, they traveled with the Brigham Young Company to Salt Lake City and settled in Cottonwood (Salt Lake City). In 1854 Paulinus and Melissa moved south to Lehi to raise their family. They made Lehi their home and lived there for the rest of their lives. In 1856 Paulinus took part in the rescue of the Hunt and Hodgetts wagon trains, which were traveling behind the Willie and Martin handcart companies. He was in the last rescue group with other men from Lehi. They met the immigrants at Fort Bridger and brought them the rest of the way to Salt Lake. “Brigham Young requested Bishop Evans (of Lehi) to fit out a relief expedition and proceed to the assistance of the unfortunates with all possible speed. A company of twenty men with teams and ten wagons, provided with provisions and feed, was the response. The captain of these men was Joseph Skeens and some of his companions were Alonzo D. Rhodes, Abraham Brown, Samuel Cousins, Newal A. Brown, Riley Judd, Henry McConnell, Paulinus H. Allred and William Dawson. “The company left Lehi on December 10. On account of the great drifts of snow which they encountered in the mountains, they could travel only with great difficulty and but very slowly. . . .They reached Fort Bridger and found the immigrants on the verge of starvation. Their provisions were exhausted and their teams so poor they could not continue their journey. The arrival of the company from Lehi saved them from a most pitiable condition and the possibility of death from starvation. “Now began the return march. More snow had fallen, so the homeward journey was more difficult than ever. It was almost impossible to get the teams through the deep drifts. They arrived at the Big Mountain one day about sundown and found the snow near the top to be about twenty feet deep and so loose and dry it would not pack. With great exertion, Captain Skeens crawled to the top and to his great joy found a company of men camped on the other side. When he told them the condition of his expedition, they came at once to the rescue. “. . . . (They) opened the trail and the company passed over safely. The expedition encountered no further trouble and reached home in safety, having traveled about three hundred and thirty miles over the mountains in fifteen days. The cold had been so severe that every member of the party had fingers or toes frost bitten.” “History of Lehi”, Hamilton Gardner, p. 112-114 Picture p. 146 This would have been a great sacrifice for Paulinus and Melissa and their family. They had lived in Lehi only a short time and were themselves lacking and suffering as they tried to establish a home and take care of their own family. We see from this that they had strong testimonies and were obedient to his church leaders. In 1861, Brigham Young started a new program where wagons loaded with goods, produced by the Saints in Utah were taken east to Florence, Nebraska. After they were unloaded, they picked up the waiting immigrants and brought them west. This was a great service to the poor immigrants, helping them to come to Zion. As the railroad construction continued, the “down-and-back” companies, as they came to be known, would pick-up the pioneers west of Florence. With the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, the era of pioneers crossing the plains by wagon or handcart came to an end. (John K. Hulmston, “Mormon Immigration in the 1860s: the Story of the Church Trains,” Utah Historical Quarterly, winter 1990 p. 32-48) Paulinus was called upon to help with this program. The following letter to Bishop David Evans in Lehi, most likely written in 1863 gives some understanding of that time: “Dear Brother: In view of the increasing anxiety of our leaders to assist the poor from the Old and New Worlds, coupled with the warmest desire to get them here, we are prompted to make an extra effort this year to bring them hither; and to carry out such design, we will be obliged to fit out and equip at least five hundred teams to bring them from Florence. “In proportioning these teams among the Territorial wards, your ward will be expected to furnish eight ox or mule teams and an equal number of good and trusty teamsters, and one mounted guard, armed and equipped for a four or five month’s journey with clothing, provisions, ferriage means (fee for ferry passage), ammunition, ox or mule shoes, spades, axes, picks, ropes, augers, saws etc., for down and back trips without the expectation of receiving any assistance from any other source. “As sacks and sacking are scarce, you will have to make boxes to put the flour in, for the poor on the road. Each team will be expected to have sufficient boxes to carry at least one thousand pounds of flour for this purpose. “The flour and grain must be brought to this city, and a full and detailed report made to us of the amount of flour for the poor, number of teams, etc., so that a settlement can be made with you after their return in the fall. “The teams are expected to leave this city about the 25th of April next, and will have to be such as will bear inspection before starting. The captain assigned to take charge of your teams is Peter Nebeker, of Mill Creek, this county, who will as soon as possible put himself in communication with you.” Your Brethren in the Gospel,Edward Hunter L. W. Hardy J. C. Little “History of Lehi”, Hamilton Gardner, p. 112-114 Paulinus was involved with the last of the immigration trains in 1868 with a group of fifty wagons. After that time immigrants were able to come by train all the way to Ogden. His companions were Thomas Fowler, Joseph Evans, Benjamin S. Lott, George Zimmerman, John Peterson and Joseph W. Goates, with John R. Murdock as leader. During this trip, Paulinus had an interesting encounter upon seeing the railroad for the first time, which gives us a glimpse of his personality: “This company encountered the Union Pacific Railway which was then being built westward. Some of the men had never seen a locomotive before. Among this number was Paulinus H. Allred, who, upon first sight of the steel monster, stood fixed with amazement. A railroad man, seeing his wonderment, thought to ridicule him and said, ‘Where were you raised that you have never seen a railroad?’ ‘Sir,’ said Allred, ‘I was always ahead of them.’ “History of Lehi”, Hamilton Gardner, p. 112-114 In the United States 1850 Census, Paulinus is listed as a cordmaker. In Lehi, he farmed and grew the first stack of alfalfa hay in Lehi in 1867. He and Melissa built an adobe home near the center of town and raised a family of eight children; James Henry, Isaac Harvey, Dilbert Hyrum, Melissa Isabel, Paulinus Heber, Orissa, Alma Hilford and Joseph Herman. In Melissa’s history from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, another child, Paulinus, is listed as a twin to Isaac and may have died at birth. Melissa and Paulinus were always generous with what little they had and cared for those who were less fortunate. Melissa died on July 26, 1892, having suffered physical afflictions for many years. In her obituary was written, “Too much cannot be said of her kind-hearted husband for his unceasing and untiring efforts during her years of affliction to comfort his wife.” In 1894, Paulinus married Frances Emeline Dover Hartness (or Harkness) Kell. She died on July 16, 1900 and Paulinus followed her on November 19, 1900 at the age of 71. They are both buried in the Lehi City Cemetery along with Melissa and many of their descendents. Throughout his life Paulinus exhibited virtues of hard work, triumph through trial, service to others and kindness as a husband and father; a righteous example and stalwart servant of God. Additional sources not listed in the text: Betha Allred Gunther, personal records Patriarchal Blessing for Paulinus Harvey Allred, Church Archives Lehi City Cemetery Records “Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah”, Carter p. 716, picture p. 53 “Lehi – Portraits of a Utah Town”, Van Wagoner, p. 75, 296, 304 “Pioneer Trails”, Church Educational System Deseret News, November 1870, Obituary of Isaac Allred Ibid. 18 August 1892, Obituary of Melissa Norton Allred (Pioneer Overland Trail 1847-1868) From the compiler: Through months of research I have verified this information to the best of my ability from reliable sources. There are some discrepancies in published and online data. If anyone has additional information or questions about Paulinus or his family, please contact me at 801-367-1883 or I would appreciate any additional information.

Dilbert Hyrum Allred

Contributor: Celique Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

Dilbert Hyrum Allred Son of Paulinus Harvey Allred and Melissa Norton Dilbert Hyrum Allred was the 4th child of Paulinus Harvey Allred and Melissa Norton and was born on the 25th of March 1853. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but moved with his family to Lehi when Johnson's army came to Utah in 1857. His parents had both resided in Nauvoo and had come as pioneers to Salt Lake. Dilbert spent his entire life in Lehi where he was a member of the Lehi Cattlemen's Association. He is listed on the census records as a cattleman and as a farmer. He married Orinda Jane Davis on the 25th April 1873 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah. Orinda Jane was the daughter of Elisha Hilderbrand Davis and Mary Ann Mitchell. She was born in Bountiful, Utah on the 14th of April 1855. She moved to Lehi when she was a small child and lived in Lehi until her death from heart disease in 1934. Dilbert and Orinda are the parents of 7 children: Orinda Lenore Allred 17 February 1879 Jennie Allred 21 October 1880 Mary Ann Ivy Allred 4 November 1882 Dilbert Ray Allred 14 October 1884 Robert Mitchell Allred 8 November 1886 Elisha Herman Allred 4 May 1889 Imogene Agnes Allred 16 June 1892 Both Dilbert and Orinda were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held numerous positions of service and leadership. Dilbert obtained a Passport in 1899. He lists his physical description as 5 ft and 11 inches tall, his forehead as rounded, his eyes as grey, his hair as dark with grey, his complexion as dark, and he has a dimple in his chin. He is listed as leaving the county in the company of Charles Muns. He died on the 7th of January 1917 in Lehi and is buried in the Lehi City Cemetery.

The Pioneer Rescue

Contributor: Celique Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

The Pioneer Rescue Pauliuns Harvey Allred 1829-1900 Paulinus Allred and Melissa Norton met each other in Winter Quarters, Nebraska after they had been forced to leave Nauvoo, Illinois. They were married there in 1848 a few months before they traveled to Salt Lake City with some of the first pioneers. After their arrival they moved to Lehi, Utah. In 1856 the Martin and Willie handcart companies and the Hunt and Hodgett wagon trains were stranded in the snow in Wyoming on their way to Salt Lake City. President Brigham Young called for men to load their wagons with food, blankets, clothing and other supplies and go rescue them. Paulinus listened to the prophet and volunteered to go. He and some other men from Lehi took their wagons with supplies and set out with other rescue parties to help the stranded pioneers. Paulinus and his friends had to travel very, very slowly because of the deep snow in the mountains. When they arrived at Fort Bridger, Wyoming they found members of the Hunt Wagon Train who had made it that far, but could go no further. They were starving to death and their oxen were dying. The rescuers gave them the food, blankets and clothing they had brought. Then they put them in their wagons and started for Salt Lake City. More snow had fallen, so coming back was even harder than getting there had been. It was almost impossible to get the teams through the deep snow drifts. As they got near to Salt Lake in a place called Big Mountain, the snow was 20 feet deep. They could not go any further. They were stuck. One of Paulinus’ companions, Captain Skeens, crawled to the top of the mountain and found a group of men camped on the other side. They had been sent by President Brigham Young to keep the snow on the trail tramped down so the rescue wagons could travel on top of the deep snow. This group of men immediately went to help them. Because of their help, they were able to make it the rest of the way to Salt Lake.* Based on information from History of Lehi, Hamilton Gardner, p. 112-114

Life timeline of Paulinas Harvey Allred

Paulinas Harvey Allred was born on 21 Jan 1829
Paulinas Harvey Allred was 3 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Paulinas Harvey Allred was 11 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.
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Paulinas Harvey Allred was 46 years old when Winston Churchill, English colonel, journalist, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, he began and ended his parliamentary career as a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.
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Paulinas Harvey Allred died on 10 Nov 1900 at the age of 71
Grave record for Paulinas Harvey Allred (21 Jan 1829 - 10 Nov 1900), BillionGraves Record 492139 Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States