|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1828|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 1919|
Son of David Claridge and Elizabeth Pratt Hopkins
Married Charlotte Joy, 9 December 1849, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
Children - Elizabeth Ann Claridge; Samuel Claridge; Charlotte Joy Claridge; James Claridge
Married Rebecca Hughes, 1 July 1865, Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children - Ellen Grimshaw "Nell" Claridge; Joseph Hughes Claridge; Orson Pratt Claridge; Julia Eliza Claridge; Hyrum Claridge; Katherine Claridge; George Birdsey Claridge; Rebecca Hughes Claridge; Samuel Joy Claridge; Edward Maddocks Claridge; David Harmon Claridge; Fay Layton Claridge; John William Claridge; Mercy Harmon Claridge; Wilford Hopkins Claridge
History - Samuel Claridge was born in 1828 the 9th child of David & Elizabeth Claridge. He was born & grew up in Bedfordshire, England. He left home when he was 14 years old. At age 17 he joined Protestant Church and there he met Charlotte Joy. She was born in 1819 and was 9 years older than Samuel.
Samuel was a baker by trade and owned his own bake shop by the time he and Charlotte were married. Soon after they were married they were baptized and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Less than 2 years after being baptized, Samuel, Charlotte and their 2 children immigrated to Utah. They joined the Joseph W. Young Company in 1853.
Soon after arriving in Salt Lake City, Brigham Young asked the Joseph W Young Company to continue on and help settle Sugar Creek, now known as Nephi, Utah. The Claridge family lived there for the next 14 years and had 2 more children.
During this time a family from Ireland, by the name of John Hughes had joined the church and wanted to come out to Utah, but couldn't afford to take his whole family so he sent his son Johnny age 15 and daughter, Rebecca age 17 with an Uncle Thomas. After reaching Salt Lake City, Uncle Thomas was unable to care for the children any longer so they were sent to live with a family by the name of McCune from Nephi. Rebecca Hughes and Elizabeth Claridge became best friends and were always together.
In 1868 Brigham Young read off a few names that were called as missionaries to go settle the "Muddy". Samuel's name was called out as one of the families that were asked to serve. He accepted the call and left Charlotte behind in Nephi with the younger children and took their oldest daughter, Elizabeth age 16, and their son, Samuel Jr. age 19, and his second wife Rebecca and her 6 month old son, and set out to settle the "Muddy."
Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Joseph W. Young Company (1853); Approximate age at departure: 24
Faith to Answer the Call, by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Charlotte Joy Claridge (1818 - 1884)
Rebecca Hughes Claridge (1847 - 1923)
Samuel David Claridge (1850 - 1917)*
Elizabeth Ann Claridge McCune (1852 - 1924)*
James Joy Claridge (1855 - 1857)*
Charlotte Joy Claridge Young (1857 - 1901)*
John William Claridge (1866 - 1867)*
Hyrum Claridge (1868 - 1953)*
Joseph Hughes Claridge (1870 - 1944)*
Wilford Hopkins Claridge (1871 - 1951)*
David Harmon Claridge (1873 - 1945)*
George Birdsey Claridge (1875 - 1892)*
Rebecca Hughes Claridge Porter (1878 - 1952)*
Samuel Joy Claridge (1879 - 1949)*
Orson Pratt Claridge (1881 - 1881)*
Edward Maddocks Claridge (1882 - 1952)*
Ellen Claridge Layton (1884 - 1948)*
Mercy Harmon Claridge Hoopes (1885 - 1969)*
Julia Elizabeth Claridge Ellsworth (1887 - 1953)*
Katherine Claridge Morrow (1889 - 1961)*
Fay Layton Claridge Wasem (1893 - 1966)*
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Dec 03, 2008
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