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James Wesley Stewart
Original name: James Wesley Stewart
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Birth: May 19, 1825
Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1913
Cokeville
Lincoln County
Wyoming, USA

Son of George Stewart and Ruthinda Baker

Married Jane Grover, 29 Jul 1848, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California

Children - Isabella Stewart, Mary Jane Stewart, Ruth Caroline Stewart, Margaret Stewart, Elizabeth Ann Stewart, James Wesley Stewart, Luella Lorena Stewart, Cynthia Emeline Stewart, Hannah Grover Stewart, George Thomas Stewart, Isaiah Joshua Stewart, Margaret E. Stewart, Samuel Spaulding Stewart

Married Elzira Corbitt, 9 Mar 1874, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - James Wiley Stewart, Elzira Clarinda Stewart, Melissa Jane Stewart, Grace Alberta Stewart, Jessie Emma Stewart, William Rufus Stewart, Julia Mae Stewart, Ruthinda Stewart, Horace Stewart, Wesley Corbitt Stewart, Parley Stewart, Minerva Stewart, Franklin Stewart, Virgil A. Stewart

Biography - That the Western country and especially the Mormon people are Rooseveltian in the size of their families is instanced in the following biography of a Mormon pioneer, J.W. Stewart, father of J.W. Stewart of Lyman, Wyo. The father died a short time ago in Farmington, Utah. The biography in a local paper is as follows:

James Wesley Stewart was born on the 10th day of May, 1825, in the state of Alabama, county of Tuscaloora, Tuscaloora City. He was one of the little band of pioneers that crossed the plains in 1847, landing in Salt Lake on the 24th day of July. It was a dreary place then, and tried the metal and strength of the bravest.

Mr. Stewart assisted in making the first irrigating dam on City creek, Salt Lake, in the winter of 1847. It was a hard struggle for him. Being without bread and having to go a thousand miles for flour, he was compelled at times to exist on cow hides during the winter and sego roots in the spring. He was one of the forty-seven men who went ahead of Brigham Young to cut the brush and build a road through Immigration canyon.

In the year of 1848 Mr. Stewart went to California and participated in the rush for gold, which reached its climax in '49. He was married to Jane Grover on the 29th day of July, 1850, at Deer creek, near Sacramento.

James Stewart was the father of eleven children at the time of his wife's death. He then married a second wife, Elzira Corbitt, by whom he was father of fourteen children at the time of her death. Of these he is survived by eighteen children.

James Stewart was a life-long Mormon and came to Cokeville six years ago from Fort Bridger, Wyo. Since that time he has resided with his eldest daughter, Mrs. John Bourne, until the time of his death, Saturday, March 22, 1913 at 8:55 a.m.

The remains were taken to Farmington, Utah, and laid to rest beside those of his wife.

Wyoming Semi-Weekly Tribune no. 30 April 15, 1913, page 5

Submitted by Lostnwyomn. September 2012.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Stewart (1796 - 1845)
  Ruthinda Baker Stewart (1807 - 1871)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Grover Stewart (1830 - 1873)
  Elzira Corbitt Stewart (1855 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Jane Stewart Bourne (1851 - 1915)*
  Ruth Caroline Stewart Tubbs (1853 - 1927)*
  Eliza Ann Stewart Barrett (1855 - 1924)*
  James Wesley Stewart (1857 - 1934)*
  Luella Lorena Stewart Goddard (1859 - 1924)*
  Cynthia Emeline Stewart Barron (1862 - 1937)*
  Hannah Grover Stewart Munns (1864 - 1895)*
  George Thomas Stewart (1866 - 1878)*
  Isaiah Joshua Stewart (1869 - 1933)*
  Samuel Spaulding Stewart (1871 - 1878)*
  Margaret Evans Stewart (1873 - 1873)*
  James Wiley Stewart (1875 - 1949)*
  Elzira Clarinda Stewart (1876 - 1876)*
  Melissa Jane Stewart Bluemel (1878 - 1925)*
  Grace Alberta Stewart Snodgrass (1880 - 1936)*
  Julia May Stewart (1884 - 1886)*
  Ruthinda Stewart Graham (1885 - 1919)*
  Horace Stewart (1887 - 1923)*
  Wesley Corbitt Stewart (1889 - 1907)*
  Minerva Stewart Hoffman (1892 - 1930)*
  Franklin Stewart (1895 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Cynthia Utley Stewart Hill (1823 - 1908)*
  James Wesley Stewart (1825 - 1913)
  George Rufus Stewart (1827 - 1891)*
  William Anderson Stewart (1830 - 1911)*
  Eliza Jane Stewart Ensign (1832 - 1909)*
  Mary Eveline Stewart (1834 - 1847)*
  Mary Eveline Stewart (1834 - 1847)*
  Isaiah Lawrence Stewart (1837 - 1898)*
  Joseph Virgil Stewart (1839 - 1853)*
  Nancy Lorena Stewart Burch (1841 - 1915)*
  Ruthinda Emma Stewart Yearsley (1845 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Farmington City Cemetery
Farmington
Davis County
Utah, USA
Plot: E-55-3
 
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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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James Wesley Stewart
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James Wesley Stewart
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