|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1801|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1879|
My great-great-grandmother was born in Kington, Worcester, England to John and Elizabeth Barnes. (We don't know her mother's maiden name.) She married John Nash and they had six children.
In the spring of 1860, Mary joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her husband apparently disowned those of the family who joined the Church and kicked them out.
On March 30, 1860, she set sail on the ship "Underwriter" from Liverpool, England, one of 594 British and Swiss Saints headed for America. She was 59 years old. She arrived in New York on May 1st. There, the Saints continued to Florence, Nebraska. George Q. Cannon was acting as Church emigration officer that year and arranged for their journey across the plains.
Mary stayed in Florence and waited for her son, James, my great-grandfather, to save enough money to come to America. He joined her in 1862 and they journeyed to Utah in Captain Ansel T. Harmon's Ox Train.
Her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Thomas Phillips, and their family joined them later.
After the death of her husband in England, Mary eventually married George Thompson in Heber City, Utah in 1870. He preceded her in death in 1876.
For a reason no one seems to know, her headstone says Nash rather than Thompson.
John Barnes (1778 - 1825)
John Nash (1798 - 1864)
Elizabeth Nash Phillips (1829 - 1900)*
James Nash (1838 - 1926)*
Heber City Cemetery
Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Dec 13, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10075657