Aug. 1, 1815 Grafton Worcester County Massachusetts, USA
Oct. 16, 1910 Panguitch Garfield County Utah, USA
Father: Benjamin Heywood Mother: Hannah Rawson Leland
Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 2
Parents: Benjamin and Hannah Rawson Leland Heywood
Arrival: 19 Oct 1848, Willard Richards Co. Spouse: Sarepta Maria Blodgett Marriage Date: 25 Jun 1841 Marriage Place: Beloit Rock, Wisconsin Spouse's Birth Date: 22 Nov 1823 Spouse's Birth Place: Munroe, Ashtabula, Ohio Spouse's Death Date: 04 Dec 1881 Spouse's Death Place: Salt Lake City, Utah
Married 2nd: Sarah Symonds
Married 3rd: Martha Spence Date: 16 Jan 1851 , Salt Lake City, Utah Born: 8 Mar 1812 , Dublin, Ireland Died: 5 Feb 1873 , Washington, Washington, Utah
Married 4th: Mary Bell Date: 31 Oct 1855 , Salt Lake City, Utah Born: 2 Jan 1839 , Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Died: 16 Oct 1910 , Panguitch, Garfield, Utah
Joseph lived in Salt Lake for some time after arriving in the Valley. He came west with his first wife. There is no mention of children coming with him so he may have lost one in Nauvoo when they lived there. He was a merchant in Quincy and Nauvoo and also later in Panguitch . He was the first bishop of the 17th Ward in Salt Lake and the first U.S. Postmaster in Salt Lake . He was on the committee that helped draft the Consitution of Deseret . He was a highway surveyor and U.S. Marshall of Utah . He helped obtain territorial government for Utah . He obviously had some education and used it in working for the community and people and church he loved. He went on a mission and held various callings in the church and in the state. Sometime before his death, he was made a patriarch. He practiced polygamy. Nothing is known about his second wife.
Children of 1st wife: -Frank Talcot , b. 10 Jun 1842 , Boston, Massachusetts . D. 4 Aug 1844 . Ida , b. abt 1846 . -Alice Grafton , b. 1848 . D. 27 May 1853 . -Sarahida , b. 1851 . D. 19 Dec 1861 . -Benjamin Blodgett , b. 16 Sep 1854 , Salt Lake, Utah . Md. 1st, Martha Seed Thornley . Md. 2nd Katherine Pitt . D. 25 Aug 1909 . -Lucretia Keetie , b. 16 Jan 1856 , Salt Lake, Utah . Md. Franklin D. Kimball . D. 1920 . -Joseph Leland , b. 4 Sep 1858 , Salt Lake, Utah . D. 6 Mar 1909 . Children of 3rd wife: -Joseph Neal , b. 18 Nov 1851 , Nephi, Juab, Utah . Md. Sarah Francelle Coleman . D. 17 May 1904 , -Thatcher, Graham, Arizona . Serepta , b. 8 Oct 1853 , Nephi, Juan, Utah . D. 19 Mar 1856 .
Children of 4th wife: -James Bell , b. 24 Jan 1858 , Salt Lake, Utah . Md. Marie Larsen . D. 4 Aug 1932 . -Mary Hannah , b. 20 May 1861 , Salt Lake, Utah . Md. John L. Sevy . D. 18 May 1949 . -Charles St. George , b. 29 Oct 1863 , New Harmony, Washington, Utah . D. 3 May 1871 . -Willard Richards (twin), b. 6 Mar 1866 , New Harmony, Utah . D. 2 Feb 1868 . Child. -Heber Kimball (twin), b. 6 Mar 1866 , New Harmony, Utah . D. 13 Jan 1873 . -Joseph Edgar , b. 8 Aug 1868 , New Harmony, Utah . Md. Margaret Effie Henrie . D. 7 Oct 1943 . -David Leland , b. 13 Apr 1871 , New Harmony, Utah . Md. Kathryn DeLong . D. 1 Jul 1958 . -Martha Elizabeth , b. 22 Mar 1873 , Panguitch, Utah . Md. Ralph De Long . D. 28 May 1938 . -Agnes Sarepta , b. 29 Nov 18785 , Panguitch, Utah . Md. Oscar J. Prince . D. 25 Apr 1958 . -John Lemon , b. 13 May 1878 , Panguitch, Utah . Md. Edna Church . D. 12 Nov 1968 . -Jessie Bell , b. 23 Nov 1882 , Panguitch, Utah . Md. Frank Judd . D. 3 Nov 1947 . -Clarence Giles