|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1806|
|Death: ||May 2, 1840|
. Martin Carroll Allred was born 08 Sep 1806 in Warren, Knox Co., Kentucky, and died 02 May 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois. He married Mary Polly Heskett on 30 Sep 1830 in Randolph County, North Carolina. She was born Abt. 1810 in Bedford, Tennessee, and died Jul 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.
In 1832 when Martin Carroll was 26, the whole Allred family was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Two years later, Martin Carroll was part of Zion's Camp and was a captain along with his father, James Allred. Shortly after the men came home from Zion's Camp, Martin and Polly had a baby girl, and they named her Sally, after an aunt who had just died. Her birth date was December 31, 1934. Sally was the 5th child out of 7 children born to Martin Carroll and Mary Polly.
In 1835, Martin Carroll was called on a short mission to parts of Missouri and Illinois. Martin and his brother, James, stayed in Monroe County when their father and some of his family moved to Clay County, Missouri. In 1826, Martin Carroll traveled to Kirtland, Ohio, and during the months of March and April, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated and many meetings were held in the temple. Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received a series of remarkable visions at that time.
Martin Carroll was able to attend some of the meetings and he received an "anointing or special blessing" in the Kirtland temple on April 14, 1836 and was received into the Elder's Quorum on the same day. The anointing given was the initiatory ordinances or the washing and anointing portion of the temple endowment. Those were the only ordinances being done in the Kirtland Temple and they were performed in the attic rooms of the temple.
Before Martin Carroll moved nearer to his father, he and Mary Polly had another little daughter, Eloisy, who died soon after. In Far West, Martin Carroll was listed as one of the "Ministers of Justices" of the area in marriage and other records. He was also put on the High council there.
Martin Carroll was one of the men arrested at the fall of Far West, 5 Nov 1838. Joseph Smith and a few others were taken prisoner and incarcerated in a small, old vacant blockhouse in Richmond, Missouri.
Martin's group, was marched to Richmond and incarcerated in an unfinished Courthouse. This group suffered mostly from lack of food and from cold weather. When they returned to Far West, they signed a covenant to " stand by and assist each other to the utmost of our abilities in removing from this state." By this time, Boggs had put out his extermination order.
When the Mormons sent petitions to the president of the United States, for redress, Martin filed $1,000 for loss of 120 acres, personal property, time and citizenship and for false imprisonment. He, like all the others, received nothing.
Martin Carroll died at age 37 on May 2, 1840. It is believed that he died from the exposure and inhumane treatment received while he was imprisoned in Richmond, Missouri.
James Allred (1784 - 1876)
Elizabeth Warren Allred (1786 - 1879)
Mary Polly Heskett Allred (1810 - 1840)*
Eliza Elvira Allred Justesen (1826 - 1875)*
Ruben Warren Allred (1827 - 1916)*
James Franklin Allred (1832 - 1923)*
Elizabeth Heskett Allred Dalton (1833 - 1916)*
Sally Allred Hyde (1834 - 1926)*
George Martin Hinkle Allred (1837 - 1926)*
William Hackley Allred (1804 - 1890)*
Martin Carroll Allred (1806 - 1840)
Hannah Caroline Allred Whitlock (1808 - 1850)*
Isaac Allred (1813 - 1859)*
Reuben Warren Allred (1815 - 1896)*
Wiley Payne Allred (1818 - 1912)*
James Tillman Sanford Allred (1825 - 1905)*
John Franklin Lafayette Allred (1827 - 1850)*
Andrew Jackson Allred (1831 - 1899)*
Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds
Created by: Janet Larson Dansie
Record added: Sep 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59016153