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Elizabeth Ann Tuttle Stolworthy
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1843
Lima
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1894
Huntington
Emery County
Utah, USA

Daughter of Azariah Tuttle and Ann Mabbot

Married Welcome Chapman, 31 Jan 1860 (annulled)

Married Robert H. Brown, 16 Apr 1861, St. George, Washington, Utah

Children - James Henry Brown, Azariah Brown, Perlina Pauline Brown, Emma Jane Brown, Almira Brown, Adelbert Brown, Abigail Ann Brown, Eleanor Brown, Mary Elizabeth Brown

Married Thomas Stolworthy, 8 Dec 1880, St. George, Washington, Utah

Children - William Dodd Stolworthy, Matilda Ann Stolworthy, Edward Asael Stolworthy

History - Elizabeth Ann Tuttle was born 3 November 1843 In Lima, Adams County, Illinois, not far from Nauvoo. Her father was Azariah Tuttle, born the 20th of April 1318 in Mew York City. He was the son of Terry and Eleanor Mills Tuttle. Her mother was Ann Mabbott, born 2 December 1821 in Baylor, Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Elizabeth Barnes Mabbott. Azariah and Ann were married in 1839. They joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and underwent severe persecutions.

Elizabeth was the second child in the family. Her older brother, Alexander Leonard was also born in Lima, Illinois. When she was Just a small girl, her parents took their two children and gathered with the Saints in Nauvoo. Excitement and concern for their lives ran high in the city of the Mormons. The Prophet Joseph Smith had been killed in June of 1844 and Brigham Young was chosen to lead the people. The mob violence grew steadily worse and the people knew that sooner or later they would have to leave to save their lives. The men worked feverishly to get the Nauvoo Temple completed so endowment work could be done. Azariah and Ann received their endowments on 30 January 1846. Soon after this they were driven across the Mississippi River into Iowa.

When Elizabeth was three years old she was pleased to welcome a little brother, Luther Terry, followed by sisters Abigail and Mary Ann.

When Elizabeth was nine years old her parents were ready to cross the plains to Utah. They left in 1852 in the 3rd company with Thomas D. Howell as captain of the company of 200 souls. They arrived in the great Salt Lake Valley September 27 and went right on to Provo to make their home. However, Isaac Morley, a stalwart Pioneer of Manti enticed them to journey on to Manti to settle permanently there. They did, arriving late in the fall of 1852.

Thus it was, that the rest of Elizabeth's brothers and sisters were born in Manti; namely, Azariah Jr. Horton, John Henry, William Marion and Alexander Leonard. Those who lived and grew to maturity were: Abigail, Azariah, Horton and William.

Elisabeth grew up in Manti undergoing all the hardships of pioneer life, but was not a complaining woman. Each day brought its work and pleasures. She longed to go to schools but she never did get to go. Perhaps there was too much work to do at home helping her mother with the large family. Then too, she married quite young and had a family of her own. However, her son, Azariah, had a dream after his mother's death, in which he saw her busily engaged in school and she was supremely happy. We will have to concede then that her education here was in the school of experience and hard knocks.

She enjoyed her association with the young people of the community in the social events of their own making.

Plural marriage was introduced and the young girls were encouraged to marry the older men. So when Welcome Chapman approached Elizabeth on the subject of becoming his third wife,, she accepted and they were married. Being only 16 years old, her parents objected quite seriously and they immediately had the marriage annulled on 31 January 1860. She never lived with this man.

Elizabeth,, having her freedom again, stayed home and worked. Then another polygamist started paying attention to her. This was Robert H. Brown, the son of James (Polly) Brown and Eunice Reasor Brown. He was eleven years her senior, having been born 11 May 1832 in Greenville, Indiana. His wife, Eunice Peotol Brown, gave her consent to her husband taking Elisabeth Ann Tuttle for his second wife. They were married 16 April 1861 in the Manti Temple. She had previously had her endowments on 13 March 1857.

Immediately after their marriage, Robert Brown, along with other families from Manti, were called to the Dixie Cotton Mission. They never though of refusing a call from President Young to help settle any section of the country where their church leader felt that they were needed to go. And so it was, that Elizabeth's first child was born in St. George, probably in a wagon box in the blistering hot weather, August 11, 1862. The young mother was sad indeed when her darling baby died 9 months later.

Robert wondered what it would be like farther up the river, so he moved his families up to the little new community of Springdale. Elizabeth found this place a bit cooler than St. George. It was a beautiful place with the majestic peaks of Zion Canyon towering above them. The few families already established there were friendly and kind. It was here, with the aid of a midwife that Elisabeth's next two children were born. Abigail Ann on the 16 May 1864, and James Henry on the 14th of March 1866, but little James only lived 7 months.

The natural springs near the town was a lively breeding place for Malaria carrying mosquitoes. Suddenly, all the people were down sick with chills and fever. There were not enough well people to take care of the sick, so their good neighbors of Rockville came to their rescue and were angels of mercy in time of need.

Records show that Elisabeth gave birth to her 4th child, Mary Elisabeth on 30 September 1869 in Rockville, but the next two, Pauline on 3 April 1869 and Azariah born on the 26 March, 1871 were both born in Springdale. Little Pauline only lived a year then, died in June 1870.

One bit of information says that Robert Brown was Postmaster in Springdale for 6 years. He would have had to farm also, because that was the only way of making a living. Even then, the going was tough, with the flash floods washing out their dams in the Rio Virgin River Just when they needed the water most.

Word was circulated that the Long Valley country in Kane County was a good place to live. Also, that the grazing for cattle was excellent. In 1872 Robert took Eunice and her family and Elisabeth with her daughter, Abigail who was 8 years old and Azariah one year old and moved to Mt. Carmel in Kane County. Emma Jane was born there the 13 April 1873 and Almlra on the 17th of April 1875. They then moved a few miles to the east to the little town of Qrderville. Here the United Order as the Lord intended it to be lived was quite successful in this town. Robert Brown was put in at once as one of the board of directors. This was due to his fairness to everyone and his pleasant personality.

The women took turns helping cook for everyone as the entire town ate their three meals a day in the "Order Kitchen." It took careful preparation and much food to make the meals run smoothly. Elisabeth did her share with the rest.

On the 14 March 1877, Robert H Brown died in Orderville. This was a hard blow to his wives and children, especially Elisabeth Aim as she was expecting her 9th child, Delbert Brown, who was born 10 May 1877, two months after his father's death.

A good man by the name of Thomas Stolworthy and his good wife Matilda were aware of the hard struggle that Elisabeth was having to support her family. They talked it over and decided for Thomas to approach Elisabeth Ann on the subject of marriage so he could help her with her many problems. She knew him to be a fine, kind man and a stalwart in the church so she gladly accepted.

On 8 December 1880 they traveled to the St. George Temple where Thomas stood as proxy for her husband, Robert Brown and Elizabeth was sealed to him for time and eternity. Then all the Brown children were sealed to Robert and Elizabeth. Then, Thomas and Elizabeth Ann were married for time only.

Even though Elizabeth was 15 years younger than Thomas, they had a good life together. She bore him 3 children, all born in Orderville. William Dodd born the 20 September 1881, later married Martha LaVere Lufkin; Matilda Ann, born the 28 Apr 1883, married William John Shakespear; Edward Asel born the 12 November 1884 married Mulvena Christensen, she died and he married a widow, Luella Jolly Lloyd.

Thomas Stolworthy was foreman over the "United Order" cattle for twelve years, and had quite a herd of his own. When the Order was discontinued he had to have a place to run his cattle, as did some of the young cowboys, so they went in search of a new home. They found a valley in Emery County, lying in the shape of a horse shoe almost surrounded by high mountains. It had a wonderful climate, plenty of land and water, with only a few families living on the bank of the mountain stream. The men took up homesteads on the vacant land and built three log houses, then returned to Orderville for their families.

In the spring of 1886, Thomas moved his two wives and children to Huntington, Emery County, Utah. Several other men with their families made up the group. They took provisions for a year, and all kinds of farm implements, as well as their cattle. .After quite a tiresome Journey they arrived at their new home. Thomas built a two room log house for each wife. The two wives always got along well together and were just like sisters. Elizabeth's children were always welcome in the home of "Aunt Matilda".

Elizabeth could be described as being a medium sized woman. She had auburn hair and light brown eyes. She was a very industrious person and a wonderful cook. She did a lot of spinning, weaving and knitting and other household chores necessary for a pioneer homemaker. She seemed to have a natural talent in nursing the sick and she always helped where she was needed.

She was a very religious woman and had a strong testimony of the gospel all her life. She taught her children to live close to the church and govern their lives by the gospel standards.

She wasn't an old woman by any means when she died in Huntington on the 3rd of October 1894, lacking a month of her 51st birthday. However, she had suffered poor health for some years, being afflicted with Dropsy. She was buried in the Huntington Cemetery.

Thomas Stolworthy took his wife Matilda and moved back to Qrderville, where he died in 1916.

Elizabeth Ann Brown's children chose the following companions: Abigail Ann married Francis Lysander Porter in 0rdervllle. The younger ones married young people of Huntington. Azariah married Sarah Jane Guymon, Emma Jane married William J. Green; Almira married William Albert Guymon; Adelbert married Laura Eliza Guymon.

History written by Nora Lund, D.U.P. Historian. Sources used: History of Ann M. Tuttle, Sketch of the life of husband, Robert H. Brown; Sketch of the life of husband, Thomas Stolworthy; Film of 1852 immigrant list at Church Historian Library; Sanpete County Books; Washington County Books; Kane County Books; Carters Pioneer Heritage Books; information from Mr. and Mrs Stolworthy. 
 
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 Parents:
  Azariah Tuttle (1818 - 1901)
  Ann Mabbot Tuttle (1820 - 1903)
 
 Spouses:
  Thomas Stolworthy (1828 - 1916)
  Robert H. Brown (1832 - 1877)*
 
 Children:
  Abigail Ann Brown Killpack (1864 - 1922)*
  Azariah Brown (1871 - 1947)*
  William Dodd Stolworthy (1881 - 1973)*
  Matilda Ann Stolworthy Shakespear (1883 - 1961)*
  Edward Asael Stolworthy (1884 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alaxander Leanard Tuttle (1839 - 1863)*
  Elizabeth Ann Tuttle Stolworthy (1843 - 1894)
  Luther Terry Tuttle (1846 - 1847)*
  Abigail Louisa Tuttle Shomaker (1848 - 1916)*
  John Henry Tuttle (1857 - 1861)*
  Lenard Alexander Tuttle (1863 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Huntington City Cemetery
Huntington
Emery County
Utah, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 11, 2008
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Taken to wife by a good man, persecuted by the US government, and forced to walk a hard road across the deserts founding town after town. Yet your face is one of peace and beauty. My heart follows you.
- Grace (Cronin) Schmitt
 Added: Dec. 22, 2012

- SMSmith
 Added: Dec. 18, 2008
 
 
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