|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1832|
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 1911|
Salt Lake County
Samuel Bateman was born on the 1st of July 1832 at Manchester, Lancashire, England to Thomas Bateman and Mary Street. Samuel was christened on the 12 of August 1832 at Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Samuel embraced the LDS Church and emigrated with his Family to America in approximately 1839. They went to be with Saints in Nauvoo. Samuel was baptized a member of the LDS Church on the 20th of January 1844. Samuel along with his father Thomas worked on building the Nauvoo Temple. They were brick masons by trade.
In December 1850 Samuel volunteered to go to Iron County on a Mission.
In 1853 Samuel was in charge of militia men who stood guard against the Indians.
Samuel married Marinda Allen on the 27th of November 1854 in West Jordan, Utah. Received endowments in the Endowment House on the 2nd of March 1861.
Samuel was called by his Father-in-Law Daniel R. Allen to raise a platoon against Johnston's Army in the Utah War. He was a member of the Nauvoo Legion and an Indian War Veteran.
27 September 1857, Samuel Bateman left Salt Lake to go to Fort Bridger. Samuel was appointed the Captain of the First Platoon of the Nauvoo Legion in Utah. Wagons were set on fire. Samuel was wounded slightly during a skirmish. Samuel rode General Johnston's mule.
In 1861, Samuel Bateman accompanied Brigham Young on a Trip to visit the Settlements in southern Utah.
During one of his trips he had to release a problem Bishop. The Bishop asked Samuel what authority he had to release him. Samuel placed his gun on the pulpit and said, by this authority. The Bishop was then released.
In 1870, Samuel Bateman was called to accompany Brigham Young on a trip north.
In the 1870's he was with President John Taylor during the anti-polygamy raid. Samuel Bateman stayed with John Taylor in Kaysville as his body guard. The played horse shoes with John Taylor at the D.O. He was with John Taylor when he died in July of 1887. Samuel packed his body in ice and sent him down to Salt Lake.
He was also a body guard for President Wilford Woodruff.
In 1888-89, Samuel Bateman served a term of eighty-five days in the Utah penitentiary in Sugarhouse and paid a fine of $75 dollars for his obeying the law of plural marriage.
He was a jack of all trades, brick and adobe-maker, a mason, a miller in a saw and grist mill; a farmer and a canyon-man, a bee and stock raiser, a tax collector and a road supervisor, a carpenter and blacksmith, an estray poundkeeper, a trustee, a machinist, a caller (or prompter) in dances, a constable, a soldier, a watermaster, superintendent of the first organized Sunday School in West Jordan Ward, etc. He was a senior president of the 33rd quorum of Seventy, having been ordained a Seventy in an early day by Royal Barney.
Two times in his life were difficult for him. One was when his little child drown in a canal next to the current spot of Gardner Village and the Jordan River. Another time was in 1852 when his Father drown in the Atlantic Ocean while sailing back from England to the United States.
Samuel married Harriett Egbert on the 27th of February 1871 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Samuel Bateman died on the 23rd of January 1911 of Bright's disease at West Jordan, Utah. Samuel was buried on the 26th of January 1911 in the West Jordan Cemetery, West Jordan, Utah. A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 27, 1911. President Joseph F. Smith, John Henry Samith and Francis M. Lyman were the speakers and many prominent leaders attended Samuel's funeral. Other speakers were Bishop John Egbert, Charles Wilcken, Thomas Dobson, William Solomon, Andrew Smith, Andrew Burt and Orson Arnold. Musical numbers included;'O, My Father' by the West Jordan Choir; solo, 'I Have Read of a Beautiful City', by John Aylett; solo, 'Face to Face', Miss Margetts; quartet, 'I Need Thee Every Hour'. The opening prayer was offered by Frank Y. Tylor, president of the Granite Stake. Ghe grave was dedicated by Hyrum Goff, president of the Jordan Stake.
Samuel was much respected by Church and Community Leaders as well as the citizens of the Community.
A book was written by Samuel Bateman's daughter, Juliaetta Bateman Jensen called, "Little Gold Pieces" chronicles the life and times of Samuel and Marinda Bateman.
The Old Guard
Julia Bateman Jensen
"One more of their number has gone to rest,
One more of the valiant Old Guard
One of the boys who gave their all and their best
In defense of the work of the Lord.
The boys were all their, when we laid him to rest,
The boys of the faithful Old Guard;
So tender they spoke of this one so blest,
Who has gone to his rest in the Lord.
It was his dear wish that his comrades, The Boys,
Should help gently lay him away;
They had shared his dangers, his faith and his joy,
In the work they could never betray.
It was not for earth's riches the Old guard fought,
Nor the things that die in a day;
‘Twas the dear Master's work to preserve they sought,
And they worked for eternal pay.
Thus the gray-haired Boys will be called one by one,
To return to their Master the Lord;
And as true they'll be in the Eternal Home,
Our honored and faithful Old Guard."
Thomas Bateman (1808 - 1852)
Mary Street Bateman (1810 - 1891)
Marinda Allen Bateman (1838 - 1919)
Harriett Egbert Bateman (1854 - 1938)*
Daniel Rapalyea Bateman (1857 - 1942)*
Joseph Thomas Bateman (1858 - 1936)*
Joseph Thomas Bateman (1858 - 1936)*
Marinda Parthenia Bateman Goff (1860 - 1902)*
Arminta Elizabeth Bateman Egbert (1862 - 1938)*
Edward Alonzo Bateman (1865 - 1918)*
Alberto Delos Bateman (1866 - 1941)*
Eliza Janetta Bateman (1869 - 1870)*
Mary Janetta Bateman Pixton (1871 - 1944)*
Elzinia Amelia Bateman Buckley (1874 - 1956)*
Elzada Ophelia Bateman (1874 - 1874)*
Orella Maria Bateman Nichols (1875 - 1955)*
Ada Laurelda Bateman Goodridge (1876 - 1943)*
Margaret Eliza Bateman Irving (1877 - 1904)*
Juliaetta Bateman Jensen (1878 - 1952)*
Samuel Wallace Bateman (1878 - 1958)*
George Albert Bateman (1883 - 1970)*
Bertha Elnora Bateman (1886 - 1908)*
Harriett Bateman Wight (1830 - 1907)*
Samuel Bateman (1832 - 1911)
Elizabeth Bateman Margetts (1834 - 1896)*
Thomas Bateman (1836 - 1868)*
James Boame Bateman (1837 - 1838)*
Joseph Bateman (1837 - 1890)*
Mary Bateman (1840 - 1847)*
James Morgan Bateman (1842 - 1904)*
William Lehi Bateman (1844 - 1916)*
John Bateman (1846 - 1846)*
Martha Ann Bateman Jenkins (1847 - 1916)*
Margaret Bateman Davis (1849 - 1917)*
West Jordan City Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Created by: Bruce J. Black
Record added: Dec 13, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12674956