William Bath

1831 - 1917

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WILLIAM BATH and EVE MORGAN William Bath was born about July 1831 in Paulton, Somerset, England to Maria Watts and Simon Bath. He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wales on 7 January 1852. He and his sister Hannah came to America four years later in 1856 on

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Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Lake County, Utah
United States
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William Bath and Eve Morgan

Contributor: EdwinR Created: 5 months ago Updated: 2 months ago

WILLIAM BATH and EVE MORGAN William Bath was born about July 1831 in Paulton, Somerset, England to Maria Watts and Simon Bath. He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wales on 7 January 1852. He and his sister Hannah came to America four years later in 1856 on the ship Caravan landing in New York after which they migrated to Pennsylvania. His mother and the rest of his family joined them in Pennsylvania the next year. He met Eve Morgan in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, South Wales on 2 July 1842 to Mary Todd and Daniel Morgan. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wales on 17 June 1850 when she was (almost) eight years old. Eve had one sister, Elizabeth, and one brother, William. Her sister Elizabeth did not come to America, probably because she was married. Eve’s parents, Daniel Morgan and Mary Todd Morgan with Eve and her brother, William, traveled on the ship Dreadnought from Liverpool to New York arriving 14 July 1856. Sadly, Eve’s parents and brother did not go to Utah, but stayed in Pennsylvania. Information handed down from family members indicates that Eve’s parents were not happy that Eve planned to marry William Bath. Perhaps it concerned them that William was eleven years older than Eve. Eve and William married in Scranton, Pennsylvania on 31 March 1860 and left almost immediately to join the Saints to travel to Utah. This was their “honeymoon.” They traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as part of the John Smith Company that left Florence, Nebraska on 22 June 1860 arriving in the Salt Lake Valley 1 September 1860. The company consisted of 359 people and 39 wagons. William’s mother, Maria, and his younger siblings, Anne and Philip, also traveled with that same company. The rest of William’s family also traveled to Utah. However, because of the many hardships in the Salt Lake Valley, all of them returned to Pennsylvania and left The Church. He and Eve were the only members of their families to remain in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first year in the Salt Lake Valley, William worked in the Cottonwood area for board and room for himself and his wife, but the next year they obtained some land in Salt Lake City at about 5th (459) North and 5th West where they lived until their deaths. Times were very hard and for several months, they did not even have a camp kettle. William was finally able to get a kettle in exchange for his grandfather’s gold watch and chain which at that time was worth about $75.00. With his own hands, William made the adobes from which he built their humble little home. William was a miner by trade and did this for many years. He founded the Buckhorn mine at Ophir, Utah in Tooele County. At one time this was one of the largest producing silver mines. He was lame in his later years having suffered a severe knee injury in the mine which made it impossible for him to do any work except take care of his home and raise a garden. William and his family loved the theatre and music. They quite often attended the Salt Lake Theatre, paying for their tickets with produce from their garden. William loved to sing and had a very nice voice. Two of his favorite songs were “Juanita” and “Oh My Father”. William and Eve had seven children: William Henry, Mary Elizabeth, Daniel Morgan, Simon Richard, Alonzo, Martha, and Joseph. Great sadness occurred when Eve died on 8 February 1872 after delivering a baby boy, Joseph, who lived only a short time and also died. William was left a widower with four living sons ages four to eleven. Their sons, Daniel and Simon (who is my grandfather), were brothers who loved each other very much. Simon gave $50.00 to his parents for the wedding expenses of his brother Daniel Morgan Bath and Rachel Brooks. A year and nine months after the death of Eve, in November 1873, William married Mary Pierce. Mary, of course, helped raise his four surviving children, and Mary and William had nine additional children: Mary Isabelle, Eva (Nettie), Margarete (Maggie), Sarah Ann (Sadie), Thomas William, Alfred Edmond, Emma, Hyrum, and Catherine Priscilla. Mary Pierce Bath died on 14 February 1900 leaving William a widower again. William died 28 January 1917 in Salt Lake City. The Baths were unassuming people, taking their greatest pleasure in their family and church life. Sadly, William Bath and Eve Morgan were the only ones of their families who remained in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Note: Most of this information was written by Raymond R. Rasmussen, Leone Bath’s husband. Leone is the daughter of Daniel Morgan Bath. I, Linda Lambert Melville, filled in names, dates, places, and other information as obtained from my mother, Clara Bath Lambert, and in sources now available. Raymond Rasmussen wrote that William’s mother, two sisters and two brothers came with him and Eve when they traveled to Utah with the John Smith Company. I too was told by my mother that William’s mother, brothers, and sisters came with him to Utah. However, the records of the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel database have the names of William and his wife Eve, his mother Maria, and his youngest siblings Anne and Phillip. There is no record of Hannah, or Henry or Priscilla and her family having traveled with the pioneers, but we believe they did arrive in Salt Lake and then returned to Pennsylvania. Hannah and her husband, James Jenkins, were known to have married in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following information and update was written by Linda Lambert Melville in 2018 for a history given in Daughters of Utah Pioneers. In 1983, my mother, Clara Bath Lambert, received a letter from a woman in Virginia. Her name is Marilyn Jenkins Boutwell and she is a great-granddaughter of Hannah Bath and James Jenkins. Marilyn had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1959. She had heard that she might have Bath relatives in Utah who were church members. She wrote letters to the Baths listed in the phone book. My mother’s sister-in-law, Peggy, received one of the letters addressed to her husband, Andrew Bath, who had passed away. Peggy wrote a letter to Marilyn and gave her my mother’s address, but told her that my mother’s eyesight was failing badly and she might not be able to write back. Peggy also told my mother about Marilyn’s letter. Marilyn wrote to my mother, sharing with her that her (Marilyn’s) great grandmother Hannah had joined the Church in England, had married in or near Salt Lake, but had lived in Pennsylvania and joined the Reorganized church. LETTERS Through correspondence with Marilyn, my mother received copies of letters that mother’s father, Simon, and his brother, Daniel, had written to Hannah’s two daughters, Maria and Anna (who were first-cousins to them), in the years of 1932 through 1935. The copies of those letters are treasures to the families of both Hannah Bath and now of William Bath. PICTURES Marilyn also sent pictures of her great grandmother, Hannah, Hannah’s husband James Jenkins, and their son, James Jenkins Jr. who is Marilyn Jenkins Boutwell’s father. Marilyn commented that she wishes her family would have stayed in the Church. She feels much sadness that others of her family are not church members. Linda Lambert Melville wrote: Marilyn told me that the Reorganized Church had a big conference in New York and they expected every member to attend. Marilyn’s great grandmother, Hannah, was not able to travel that far to attend the conference. Following the conference, she was informed that her church had excommunicated her because she failed to attend the conference.

William Bath and Eve Morgan

Contributor: RobSue888 Created: 2 months ago Updated: 2 months ago

WILLIAM BATH and EVE MORGAN William Bath was born about July 1831 in Paulton, Somerset, England to Maria Watts and Simon Bath. He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wales on 7 January 1852. He and his sister Hannah came to America four years later in 1856 on the ship Caravan landing in New York after which they migrated to Pennsylvania. His mother and the rest of his family joined them in Pennsylvania the next year. He met Eve Morgan in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, South Wales on 2 July 1842 to Mary Todd and Daniel Morgan. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wales on 17 June 1850 when she was (almost) eight years old. Eve had one sister, Elizabeth, and one brother, William. Her sister Elizabeth did not come to America, probably because she was married. Eve’s parents, Daniel Morgan and Mary Todd Morgan with Eve and her brother, William, traveled on the ship Dreadnought from Liverpool to New York arriving 14 July 1856. Sadly, Eve’s parents and brother did not go to Utah, but stayed in Pennsylvania. Information handed down from family members indicates that Eve’s parents were not happy that Eve planned to marry William Bath. Perhaps it concerned them that William was eleven years older than Eve. Eve and William married in Scranton, Pennsylvania on 31 March 1860 and left almost immediately to join the Saints to travel to Utah. This was their “honeymoon.” They traveled to the Salt Lake Valley as part of the John Smith Company that left Florence, Nebraska on 22 June 1860 arriving in the Salt Lake Valley 1 September 1860. The company consisted of 359 people and 39 wagons. William’s mother, Maria, and his younger siblings, Anne and Philip, also traveled with that same company. The rest of William’s family also traveled to Utah. However, because of the many hardships in the Salt Lake Valley, all of them returned to Pennsylvania and left The Church. He and Eve were the only members of their families to remain in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first year in the Salt Lake Valley, William worked in the Cottonwood area for board and room for himself and his wife, but the next year they obtained some land in Salt Lake City at about 5th (459) North and 5th West where they lived until their deaths. Times were very hard and for several months, they did not even have a camp kettle. William was finally able to get a kettle in exchange for his grandfather’s gold watch and chain which at that time was worth about $75.00. With his own hands, William made the adobes from which he built their humble little home. William was a miner by trade and did this for many years. He founded the Buckhorn mine at Ophir, Utah in Tooele County. At one time this was one of the largest producing silver mines. He was lame in his later years having suffered a severe knee injury in the mine which made it impossible for him to do any work except take care of his home and raise a garden. William and his family loved the theatre and music. They quite often attended the Salt Lake Theatre, paying for their tickets with produce from their garden. William loved to sing and had a very nice voice. Two of his favorite songs were “Juanita” and “Oh My Father”. William and Eve had seven children: William Henry, Mary Elizabeth, Daniel Morgan, Simon Richard, Alonzo, Martha, and Joseph. Great sadness occurred when Eve died on 8 February 1872 after delivering a baby boy, Joseph, who lived only a short time and also died. William was left a widower with four living sons ages four to eleven. Their sons, Daniel and Simon (who is my grandfather), were brothers who loved each other very much. Simon gave $50.00 to his parents for the wedding expenses of his brother Daniel Morgan Bath and Rachel Brooks. A year and nine months after the death of Eve, in November 1873, William married Mary Pierce. Mary, of course, helped raise his four surviving children, and Mary and William had nine additional children: Mary Isabelle, Eva (Nettie), Margarete (Maggie), Sarah Ann (Sadie), Thomas William, Alfred Edmond, Emma, Hyrum, and Catherine Priscilla. Mary Pierce Bath died on 14 February 1900 leaving William a widower again. William died 28 January 1917 in Salt Lake City. The Baths were unassuming people, taking their greatest pleasure in their family and church life. Sadly, William Bath and Eve Morgan were the only ones of their families who remained in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Note: Most of this information was written by Raymond R. Rasmussen, Leone Bath’s husband. Leone is the daughter of Daniel Morgan Bath. I, Linda Lambert Melville, filled in names, dates, places, and other information as obtained from my mother, Clara Bath Lambert, and in sources now available. Raymond Rasmussen wrote that William’s mother, two sisters and two brothers came with him and Eve when they traveled to Utah with the John Smith Company. I too was told by my mother that William’s mother, brothers, and sisters came with him to Utah. However, the records of the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel database have the names of William and his wife Eve, his mother Maria, and his youngest siblings Anne and Phillip. There is no record of Hannah, or Henry or Priscilla and her family having traveled with the pioneers, but we believe they did arrive in Salt Lake and then returned to Pennsylvania. Hannah and her husband, James Jenkins, were known to have married in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following information and update was written by Linda Lambert Melville in 2018 for a history given in Daughters of Utah Pioneers. In 1983, my mother, Clara Bath Lambert, received a letter from a woman in Virginia. Her name is Marilyn Jenkins Boutwell and she is a great-granddaughter of Hannah Bath and James Jenkins. Marilyn had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1959. She had heard that she might have Bath relatives in Utah who were church members. She wrote letters to the Baths listed in the phone book. My mother’s sister-in-law, Peggy, received one of the letters addressed to her husband, Andrew Bath, who had passed away. Peggy wrote a letter to Marilyn and gave her my mother’s address, but told her that my mother’s eyesight was failing badly and she might not be able to write back. Peggy also told my mother about Marilyn’s letter. Marilyn wrote to my mother, sharing with her that her (Marilyn’s) great grandmother Hannah had joined the Church in England, had married in or near Salt Lake, but had lived in Pennsylvania and joined the Reorganized church. LETTERS Through correspondence with Marilyn, my mother received copies of letters that mother’s father, Simon, and his brother, Daniel, had written to Hannah’s two daughters, Maria and Anna (who were first-cousins to them), in the years of 1932 through 1935. The copies of those letters are treasures to the families of both Hannah Bath and now of William Bath. PICTURES Marilyn also sent pictures of her great grandmother, Hannah, Hannah’s husband James Jenkins, and their son, James Jenkins Jr. who is Marilyn Jenkins Boutwell’s father. Marilyn commented that she wishes her family would have stayed in the Church. She feels much sadness that others of her family are not church members. Linda Lambert Melville wrote: Marilyn told me that the Reorganized Church had a big conference in New York and they expected every member to attend. Marilyn’s great grandmother, Hannah, was not able to travel that far to attend the conference. Following the conference, she was informed that her church had excommunicated her because she failed to attend the conference.

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William Bath was born in 1831
William Bath was 9 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.
William Bath was 28 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.
William Bath was 29 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.
William Bath was 43 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.
William Bath was 54 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
William Bath was 63 years old when Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā – applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa – is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu and Gandhi ji, and known as the Father of the Nation.
William Bath was 72 years old when The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.
William Bath died in 1917 at the age of 86
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