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James Dalley
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1822
Leominster
Herefordshire, England
Death: May 3, 1905
Summit
Iron County
Utah, USA

Son of William Dalley and Ann Davis

Married Sarah Ann Bishton, 17 Jul 1846, Parish Of Aston, Warwick, England; Died 1849, Birmingham, Worcester, England

Married Emma Wright, 15 Aug 1850, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa

Married Johanna Bolette Nielsen Bertelsen, 9 Oct 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Petrine Nielsen Bertelsen, 9 Oct 1861, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

History - When James was 18 years old he heard missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He came home and told his mother he had found the true gospel. James and his whole family were baptized and became members. Five years after his baptism, James married a pretty girl named Sarah Ann Bishton. They had a little girl named Ann Elizabeth. They wanted to come to America, but Sarah's parents said she could only go to America when James found a house there for her to live in.

So, in 1848 James Dalley, age twenty five, went aboard the barque (ship) "Carnatic" with his mother and siblings. This vessel set sail from Liverpool, England bound for New Orleans. Each family was required to supply its own rations. Among other things that meant 250 gallons of water and 40 pounds of oatmeal each.

Soon after setting sail, the ship ran into a terrific storm in the Bay of Biscay. It was caught between two great rocks, nearly wrecking the small vessel. Captain Mackenzie ordered the hatches closed, greatly fearing for the safety of the ship and passengers. Apostle Franklin D. Richards called upon the Saints and all others to unite in prayer for safety. Even Captain Mackenzie prayed with the passengers. Almost immediately after the close of the prayer, the ship was felt to give a great lunge forward which caused all on board to think the end had come for them. In the lunge forward, the ship safely passed the great rocks without serious damage. The weather calmed, and the captain and crew piloted the ship to its final destination, New Orleans.

When James got to America, he got a letter with very sad news. His wife and little baby had died while he was gone. He then traveled to Iowa where he met and fell in love with Emma Wright.

Following church tenets, James became a polygamist. After marrying Emma Wright in 1852, he married Johanna Bolette or Lette Bertelsen in 1856, and Thrine, Lette's sister, in 1861. From the three wives, 44 children were born; 14 passed away and 30 grew to honorable man and womanhood.

Because Federal legislation was passed forbidding polygamy in 1882, and the Manifesto issued in 1890, polygamy was forbidden. From that time on, Grandfather lived with only one wife, Thrine, but he divided his property equally among all three families. Family members said he ruled his home in equity and love without contention. James died at 81 and is buried in Summit.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Company Unknown (1852), Age at departure: 29

Utah Death Certificate

Biography of James Dalley 
 
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 Parents:
  Ann Davis Dalley (1791 - 1875)
 
 Spouses:
  Emma Wright Dalley (1833 - 1875)
  Johanna Bolette Nielsen Bertelsen Dalley (1835 - 1922)
  Threne Nielsen Bertelsen Dalley (1840 - 1914)
 
 Children:
  James William Dalley (1851 - 1851)*
  John Edward Dalley (1852 - 1939)*
  Emma Wright Dalley Morrill (1854 - 1938)*
  Eliza Bertelsen Dalley Farnsworth (1855 - 1917)*
  Mary Elizabeth Dalley Hulet (1856 - 1943)*
  William Wright Dalley (1859 - 1931)*
  Alice Elizabeth Dalley Hulet (1860 - 1953)*
  Neilson Bertelsen Dalley (1861 - 1947)*
  Robert Bertelsen Dalley (1862 - 1953)*
  Mary Ida Dalley Hulet (1864 - 1948)*
  John James Dalley (1864 - 1864)*
  Harriet Maria Dalley Hulet (1865 - 1939)*
  Sarah Ann Dalley Hulet (1866 - 1954)*
  Richard Henry Dalley (1867 - 1956)*
  Susannah Bertelsen Dalley Armstrong (1868 - 1957)*
  Della Delilah Dalley (1871 - 1874)*
  Samuel Alfred Dalley (1872 - 1959)*
  Lehi Dalley (1872 - 1895)*
  Charles Rupert Dalley (1873 - 1968)*
  Lillian Rosilla Dalley White (1875 - 1947)*
  Julius Sylvester Dalley (1877 - 1954)*
  Threna Amelia Dalley Green (1877 - 1960)*
  Amelia Dalley Green (1877 - 1960)*
  Minnie Tryphena Dalley Thorley (1877 - 1912)*
  Sylvanus Dalley (1879 - 1879)*
  Esther Leona Dalley Winters (1880 - 1965)*
  Parley Bertelsen Dalley (1886 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Dalley (1821 - 1907)*
  James Dalley (1822 - 1905)
  Mary Dalley Campbell (1826 - 1910)*
  Susannah Dalley Clark (1830 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Summit City Cemetery
Summit
Iron County
Utah, USA
Plot: L-9 h
 
Maintained by: SMS
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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James Dalley
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James Dalley
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James Dalley
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- Laura Lechner
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- Linda W. Siebach
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- Linda W. Siebach
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