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Isabella "Isabel" Nicol Austin
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1801
South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Sep. 27, 1852
Summit County
Utah, USA

Isabel (Isabella) Nicol McIntier-Austin (twin) was the second of eleven children born to William May Nicol II and Agnes Bronlee of Gilhead, Scotland. Her twin brother was William May Nicol III.

She was born Sept. 1, 1801 in Gilhead Miel, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was Christened Oct. 13, 1801 in in the Presbyterian church in Carluke, Scotland. Isabella emigrated to Hammond, St. Lawrence County, NY by 1820.

On August 12, 1822 when Isabel was one month shy of her 21st birthday she married Simeon McIntier b.Mar. 24, 1795, son of Amasa McIntier and Sarah Edwards. Husband, Simeon, died in Ap. 14, 1871. Isabella and Simeon had eight children.

It was in Hammond, NY when a group of LDS missionaries came to town that very few people converted to Mormonism, but Isabel and Simeon were ones who did after seven of their children were born.(William, Freeman, Soloman, Agnes, James B. and Robert).

We find then in 1838 being baptized in the LSD church. In 1846 they were living in Bentensport, Iowa and in 1847 were that the Winter Quarters in Harrison Co. Iowa. Between 1844-1847 Isabella and Simeon separated and perhaps divorced. This is documented in a letter written to David Nicol, Isabella's brother after the Mormon party left the Harrison Co/Council Bluffs area. Eighth child, Mary, was born Nov. 1843 and died Nov. 30th at Nauvoo, Hancock Illinois.

There are conflicting stories about what happened to Simeon after the birth of their eight child. One story is that he deserted Isabella and another is that he was called up to fight in the Mexican-American War, but I have no proof he ever fought in that war.

Thinking her first husband was killed in the war or left her, Isabella in June 15, 1846, married William Austin, born 1800 and died 1887. William was already married to Isabella's aunt, Agnes. William and Agnes Nicol had no children of their own. This would have been a very uncomfortable situation for the Nicol women who were related.

An excerpt of William's diary:
"I went to Harris Grove (Harrison County, Iowa) also and took piece of land and built a house and went to work to raise a crop. I stayed there  until I made a raise to come to the valleys I left there in the spring of fifty two (1852) with two yoke of oxen six cows a good wagon and cart and a yoke of steers and a good fit out. We left our home the last of April (1852)and lay in camp some weeks before we started to travel. We were organized into fiftys then crossed the river and there we were prepared for the journey of eleven hundred and fifty miles across the plains. The Robert Wimmer Company was divided and I had charge of thirty five wagons . We traveled all that distance without going through a white settlement. There were a few Soldiers stationed at Fort Laramie, Wyoming about five hundred miles from the river also a few at Fort Bridger we saw plenty of Indians on the way it being an Indian Country. All the way we had to tie up the stalk night and stand guard all the way through we arrived in Salt Lake valley on the eight of October 1882"

Isabel died of Mountain fever near Echo Canyon, Summit County, Utah on Sept. 27, 1852 at the home of her son, Robert McIntier and is buried somewhere near Henefer, Echo Canyon, Utah .

Isabelle (Isabel) Nicol and Simeon McIntier had eight children:
1. William McIntier (Civil War Veteran 1861-1864)
2. Freeman McIntier Jul 27, 1826-1896 married Civil War Vet.
3. Solomon McIntier b. Nov. 3, 1828 Hammond, NY
4. James B. McIntier b. Nov. 25, 1832 Hammond, NY d. 1870
5. Robert S. McIntier b.Oct. 22, 1835 d. Ap. 22, 1899 m. Catherine Rose
6. David McIntier b. 25 Aug 1839 in Easton, Tazwell, Ill
7. Mary McIntier b. 14 Oct 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock, IL- 30 Nov 1843 in Nauvoo, IL d. at age two while the family was in Nauvoo, IL and is buried there. 
8. Agnes McIntier (69) b. Oct. 11,1830 d. July 8, 1900 who was wife #4 to William Austin.
Family links: 
  William May Nicol (1779 - 1850)
  Agness Bronlee Nicol (1772 - 1855)
  William Austin (1800 - 1887)
  Simeon McIntier (1795 - 1871)*
  Freeman McIntier (1826 - 1896)*
  Agnes McIntier Austin (1830 - 1900)*
  Robert McIntier (1835 - 1899)*
  Isabella Nicol Austin (1801 - 1852)
  Agness Nancy Nicol Austin (1803 - 1887)**
  William May Nicol (1803 - 1885)*
  Robert Nicol (1805 - 1881)*
  Andrew Nicol (1807 - 1885)*
  James Nicol (1809 - 1825)*
  David Nicol (1811 - 1874)**
  Catharine Nicol Gregor (1813 - 1874)*
*Calculated relationship
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: unknown place of buriel
Created by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Record added: Oct 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60038506


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