Friday, February 1, 2008

Mormon Trail - English Saints, Joseph NEWMAN and Elizabeth HUGHES NEWMAN

Ancestral Chain:
1 BR, 2 Lark, 3 Kirt DeMar WOOD, 4 John Andrew WOOD, 5 Sarah Jane GIBSON, 6 Ann Elizabeth NEWMAN, 7 Joseph NEWMAN and Elizabeth HUGHES NEWMAN

Mormon Pioneer ancestor of Kirt DeMar WOOD
BR - Seventh Generation back to Joseph NEWMAN and Elizabeth HUGHES traveling
with sons and daughter Ann Elizabeth NEWMAN.

Joseph NEWMAN (b. England 1809, m. England 1834, d. Salt Lake City 1877, buried SLC Cemetary.) and Elizabeth HUGHES NEWMAN (b. England 1911, d. 1907 Holladay, UT, buried SLC Cemetary.)

English Saints
Seventh Generation
Joseph and Elizabeth NEWMAN
Joseph NEWMAN age 44 / b.1809 Willenhall, S. ENG, m.1834 Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, ENG, d.1877 Salt Lake City, UT, buried SLC Cemetery. Other spouse 2-Elizabeth Paine. Elizabeth HUGHES age 41 / b.1811 Lanehead, Alrewas, Staffordshire, ENG, d.1907 Holladay, UT, buried SLC Cemetery.

Places they lived:
England / Big Cottonwood, UT, / Salt Lake City, UT,

Joseph1850 ENG, reinstated 1923, Elizabeth 1851 ENG.

1853 ‘Elvira Owen’ (see John Wood Sr. for ship narrative.)
Elvira Owen Information:
U.S. / 874 tons
Depart Liverpool: Feb 15 1853
Arrive New Orleans: March 31, 1853
Leader J. Young
345 LDS passengers
Emigration Records #6184, pt. 1, #38335, pt 6, stated: among the 345 passengers aboard the 955 ton ship was the Joseph Newman family, from Willenhall, Staffordshire England, Listed as Follows:
Joseph Newman, Jobbing smith, age 43
Elizabeth Newman, age 41
John Newman, age 14
[Ann Elizabeth age 13 should also be listed]
William Newman, age 10
Joseph Newman, age 7
James Newman, age 5
Thomas S. Newman, age 11 months

Read Trail Excerpt: Keokuk at that time was a small town or village it would be called in England. It was pleasant, situated on the banks of the Mississippi on the Iowa side. The town consisted of a few stores, groceries and general merchandise stores, butcher shop or two, Post Office and several saloons, and some nice dwellings. When we got to camp we found a very large camp about a mile long. Two rows of camps one each on both sides of a road situated in an unsettled land with considerable timber and open range where the campers turned the stock to feed. There was plenty of wood for fuel free for the gathering. And the camp was pleasantly situated on a high hill or there was a hill to go down to the river. The place where the camp was was level. We could see the boats going up and down the river. We had to carry water from the river. There was a clear spring close to the underbank of the river. We got our water and one had to nearly step into the water of the river to get to the spring and I used to get dizzy looking at the water. It looked so big and rolled so. We used to bring our washing to the river and make a fire and do the washing there. The people in camp were mostly English, Americans, Germans, Danes, Scotch, Scandinavians. The Danes were a strange sort of people. They wore hats like Chinamen (the women did) and wooden shoes, blue stockings or red, and short dresses made of wool and mostly red or blue. The people in camp were waiting to get their outfit to go on. There destination was Salt Lake. They had to buy cattle, wagons, provisions and some were pretty well off for money, but most of them were too poor to buy a team all of their own. So, they put their money together perhaps two families in one wagon with two yoke of cattle or three if they could. Some came in what was called the ten pound company. They calculated to make ten pounds carry them through. Of course they came on the cheapest way there was…
(Wheeler, Maria Walker, My history [ca. 1899], 13-19.) 

1853 Claudius V. Spencer Company
Departure Keokuk, Iowa: 3 June 1853
Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 17-26 September 1853
Newman, Joseph (44) Newman, Elizabeth Hughes (41) Newman, John (15)
* Newman, Elizabeth Ann (13) Newman, William (11) Newman, James (7) Newman, Thomas (1)

Pioneer Information: [Joseph 1851 began paying into Perpetual Emigrating Fund.]
Company Information: About 250 individuals and 40 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Keokuk, Iowa or Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). They crossed the Missouri River on June 3.

Newman, Joseph (44) Pioneer Information: this family is also on the register of the 1852 Thomas C. D. Howell Co.

Newman, Joseph, 1853, NA, Claudius V. Spencer, Journal History 17-Sep-1853 p.1B-4 film 1259740
Newman, Joseph, 1853, NA, Claudius V. Spencer, Journal History 17-Sep-1853 p.1B-4 film 1259740
Newman, Elizabeth, 1853, NA, Claudius V. Spencer, Journal History 17-Sep-1853 p.1B-4 film 1259740

Kirt DeMar WOOD - John Andrew WOOD pedigree

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