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Urban Van Stewart, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1817
Overton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1898
Grover
Wayne County
Utah, USA

Son of William Stewart and Elizabeth Van Hooser

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 526

When five years of age he moved with his parents to Madison county, Illinois, where he lived till 1835, when he went to Missouri, where he, as a convert to "Mormonism," was baptized July 15, 1836, by Seymour Brunson in Log Creek, near Far West, Missouri.

He was married in the same place to Lydia Gage Jacobs in 1837. At this time the mob was very hostile and by the advice of the Prophet Joseph Smith the family moved into Far West where Bro. Stewart stood guard during those troublous times. In the early spring of 1839 he moved to Quincy, Illinois, and in 1840 he located on Sugar Creek, Iowa, where his house and nearly everything he had was destroyed by fire. In the spring of 1841 he moved to Nauvoo, working much of the time on the Nauvoo Temple until 1843.

Urban Van Stewart arrived in Utah in September, 1847, coming by wagon train and bringing with him provisions for eighteen months as well as farm machinery. He was at the time a married man and in all acquired five wives and became the father of thirty-three children, but while he lived in polygamy for many years after that institution was abolished and made unlawful, he was never molested by the authorities, chiefly because of his high character and upright life.

Urban was the husband of
● Lydia Gage Jacobs, 14 Jul 1837
● Elizabeth Luck, 21 May 1854
● Mary Ann Jones, 11 Mar 1860
● Ellen Adams, 15 Jul 1865
● Keziah Jane Jones, 5 Jul 1870

His fourth wife, Ellen Adams Stewart was of Red Point, Northumberland, Pa., and a daughter of David Barclay Adams and Mary Cook, natives of Scotland, where Mr. Adams learned the trade of iron worker.

Urban Van Stewart first settled at Salt Lake City, but was later called to Parowan to help of the community. Later he was a pioneer consecutively at Beaver, Teasdale and Grover, and in 1885, at the time of the Crusade, leaving the others in other parts of the state, where he had provided them with good homes.

He was a big stockman and promoter of things worthwhile at Beaver and elsewhere, and at Beaver was an important factor in the cooperative cattle and sheep organizations. He held several priesthoods and was presiding elder for seven or eight years at Grover, where his death occurred.

Terikee, the chief - from the Winslow Farr Organization

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Abraham O. Smoot - George B. Wallace Company (1847) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Stewart (1768 - 1837)
  Elizabeth Van Hooser Stewart (1788 - 1843)
 
 Spouses:
  Lydia Gage Jacobs Allen (1823 - 1895)*
  Elizabeth Luck Stewart (1827 - 1882)*
  Mary Ann Jones Stewart (1845 - 1917)*
  Ellen Adams Stewart (1848 - 1932)*
  Keziah Jane Jones Empey (1855 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Edna Ann Stewart McDonald (1840 - 1915)*
  Henry Pulaski Stewart (1843 - 1843)*
  Urban Jacob Stewart (1846 - 1918)*
  Van Stewart (1855 - 1864)*
  Levi Stewart (1857 - 1864)*
  Elizabeth Stewart Ward (1859 - 1922)*
  Mary Jane Stewart Limb (1861 - 1915)*
  Rosanna Elizabeth Stewart Webb (1861 - 1933)*
  Sarah Van Hooser Stewart Zabriskie (1863 - 1934)*
  Eliza Ann Stewart (1863 - 1865)*
  Martha Ellen Stewart Cox (1866 - 1922)*
  Mary Ellen Stewart Hanks (1867 - 1944)*
  Eunice Ann Stewart Valantine (1868 - 1959)*
  William Urban Stewart (1868 - 1943)*
  David James Stewart (1869 - 1942)*
  Daniel Jones Stewart (1871 - 1895)*
  Urban Van Stewart (1871 - 1903)*
  Margaret Ann Stewart Valentine (1871 - 1894)*
  Margaret Caroline Stewart Adams (1873 - 1949)*
  John Riley Stewart (1873 - 1938)*
  Edward Thomas Stewart (1874 - 1940)*
  Lydia Catherine Stewart (1875 - 1877)*
  Robert Charles Stewart (1876 - 1901)*
  Susan Keziah Stewart Frandsen (1877 - 1938)*
  Andrew Adams Stewart (1878 - 1883)*
  George Heber Stewart (1879 - 1957)*
  Rosa May Stewart Lazenby (1880 - 1955)*
  Lewis Jenkin Stewart (1881 - 1907)*
  Levi Stewart (1882 - 1892)*
  Clara Bell Stewart Smith (1884 - 1965)*
  Effie Elizabeth Stewart Ramage (1886 - 1963)*
  Walter Ernest Stewart (1889 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Squire Stewart (1808 - 1809)*
  Riley Stewart (1810 - 1866)*
  Levi Stewart (1812 - 1878)*
  William Jackson Stewart (1814 - 1884)*
  Urban Van Stewart (1817 - 1898)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grover Cemetery
Grover
Wayne County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Sep 17, 2006
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Urban Van Stewart, Sr
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Urban Van Stewart, Sr
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- JUDY L.
 Added: Feb. 9, 2012
May the blessings of Heaven be yours Urban
- Phyllis killgore
 Added: Oct. 6, 2011
Grandfather
- SMSmith
 Added: Jan. 12, 2011
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