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Addison Everett
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1805
Wallkill
Ulster County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1885
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA

Son of Ephraim Everett and Deborah Corwin

Married Eliza Ann Elting, 21 Jan 1831. She died 17 Nov 1834, New York.

Children - Ann Eliza Adelaide Everett, Schuyler Everett

Married Orpha Maria Redfield, 18 Feb 1838, Gowanda, Cataraugus, New York

Children - Harriet Everett, Mary Davis Everett, Orpha Maria Everett

Married Hannah Gregory, 19 Dec 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - William Gregory Everett, Addison Gregory Everett, Joseph Everett

An Enduring Legacy, Volume Three, p. 111

Addison Everett, one of the original pioneers of Utah, was the Eighth Ward's first bishop. He was born October 10, 1805, in Walkil, Orange County, New York, a son of Ephraim and Deborah Carwin Everett. He became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1837 and was said to have been the first man to be baptized in the New York Branch. He gathered with a number of the Saints in Nauvoo where he worked as a carpenter on the temple. Although his formal education was limited, he was respected for his practical and logical reasoning. His first call to leadership came when he was made bishop of the Twenty-first Ward, Camp of Israel, at Winter Quarters.

Addison was a pioneer of 1847, coming as a member of the first company that arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. He drove one of President Young's ox teams and traveled in J. Grant's company. After arriving in the Valley, Mr. Everett returned the same season to meet his family, whom he expected to find at Winter Quarters. When he left them, they had had no team with which to travel, but he met them at Sweetwater on their way to the Valley. Through the mercies of God, an ox team was found astride the tongue of their wagon one morning. They never found out where this team came from. His wife took this as a sign that she should follow her husband and they were only a few weeks' journey behind the first company.

Having served as bishop of the Eighth Ward for a number of years, he was called to the Southern Utah Mission and arrived at St. George, Utah, on December 15, 1861. He lived there until his death January 12, 1885, having spent most of his life and means working to further the cause of his Church and helping to build his community and state. Milton Moody

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 2, p. 511

Another member of this group trained along the lines of carpentry, which trade so many times proved useful in repairing the wagons along the route, was Addison Everett who had been a ship carpenter in his native state. He was born in Wallkill, Orange county, New York, October 10, 1805, to Ephraim and Deborah Carwin Everett, and was among the first Latter-day Saint Church converts in that area. He was baptized by Elijah Fordham and confirmed by Elder Parley P. Pratt, later becoming president of that branch of the church.

Mr. Everett gathered with other Saints in Nauvoo in 1844, and after the exodus of his co-religionists from that city, he was chosen by President Young as one of the pioneer company. He started back to Winter Quarters that same season, but met his wife, Orpha Maria Redfield, and family near the Sweetwater and brought them into the valley in the fall. He served as bishop of the Eighth Ward for a number of years, then, in 1861, was called to the Dixie Mission, where he did much toward the settlement and growth of that part of the territory. He assisted in building Fort Supply and was always considered an honored friend of the Indians. He worked on the St. George Temple and after its completion, labored just as diligently in doing the work for his kindred dead. He died in St. George, 2 January 1885. Milton Moody 
 
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 Spouses:
  Orpha Marie Redfield Everett (1814 - 1891)
  Hannah Gregory Everett (1836 - 1913)
 
 Children:
  Ann Eliza Adelaide Everett White (1832 - 1904)*
  Mary Davis Everett Fidler (1843 - 1915)*
  William Gregory Everett (1853 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint George City Cemetery
Saint George
Washington County
Utah, USA
Plot: A_J_199_6
 
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Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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Addison Everett
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Addison Everett
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Addison Everett
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