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Elizabeth Haven Barlow
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1811
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1892
Davis County
Utah, USA

Daughter of John and Elizabeth "Betsey" Howe Haven.

Wife of Israel Barlow.

Our aged and beloved mother and grandmother Elizabeth Haven Barlow departed this life at her home Sunday morning, at 3 a.m., Dec. 25, 1892 of old age.

She was born in Holliston, Mass., Dec. 28, 1811.

She had a great desire for an education and was willing to do most anything to obtain it. By ecomony and perserverance, she succeeded in attending the Bradford and Amherst seminaries.

In after years, she often wished she could again attend school, and it was a common thing for her to inquire of her grandchildren how they were getting along with their schools. She taught for several years both before and after marriage which calling, she was much devoted to. At one time, the Prophet's and the Patriarch's children were her pupils. Patriarch John Smith's spelling furnished an amusing incident of which she used to tell.

From her youth, she was religiously inclined. While attending one of the seminaries, she, in connection with several other young lady school mates, used to meet at regularly appointed times, and sing, talk and pray in regard to Jesus. She was chosen their leader. Was also a Sunday School teacher, and a very active and much respected member of the Congregational church of which her father was the deacon.

After rigidly investigating the claims of the Elders, she became identified with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in her native town in the fall of 1837; being baptized by Willard Richards. Was strongly opposed by her father, who afterwards joined the church.

The next fall she bid her relatives and friends goodbye, and in connection with her little neice of eight years, started for Far West, Missouri, a distance of 1,500 miles to join the main body of the Saints.

Removed from there to Quincy, Illinois, where she met, for the first time, Israel Barlow, whom she afterwards married, on the 23rd of Feb. 1840. From here she moved to Nauvoo, where she, in connection with her husband, labored in the Nauvoo temple.

After being driven by a mob from their home and property, which they afterwards sold for a song; they started for the Rocky Mts. with an ox team, in Brigham Young's company in connection with her father John Haven, and four sisters.

While crossing the plains, she gave birth to a son; arriving in Salt Lake City in the fall of forty-eight, where they lived for two years and then removed to Bountiful, with the first settlers, where she has ever since resided with the exception of two years, while her husband was on a mission to Europe. A few months after his departure, she gave birth to a pair of twin boys.

During the move south in '58 she drove a team to Payson and back.

She was present at the organization (Mar. 17, 1842) of the first Relief Society in the church; was president of the first one organized in Bountiful, which position she held for over fifteen years.

She has assisted liberally in the building of temples and providing for the wants of the poor; and has always taken a great interest in the missionary labors of her husband, sons and grandsons, and in the spread of the Gospel in general.

Nothing would interest her more than for one to drop in and spend an evening or a few hours in talking on the Gospel.

She had eight children, six sons and two daughters, six of whom survived her, forty-nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

She was conscious to the last, and her latter moments were spent in thanking the Lord that the Gospel had been brought to her; and in exhorting her children to faithfulness.

She passed away happy and contented and so peacefully that we could scarcely tell when she was gone.

She died as she had lived, a consistant and faithful Latter-day Saint.

The funeral services were held in the East Bountiful Tabernacle, Tues. noon Dec. 27. The stand and coffin were nicely and appropriately decorated for the occasion. Her six grandsons acted as pall bearers. Bishop Call said the funeral was in East Bountiful because she had become accustomed to taking an active part in the ward before they were divided because most of her relatives lived there. Bishop Grant also Counselor Hyrum Grant spoke of her nobel character and undeviating integrity to the work of God.

Apostle Franklin D. Richards occupied most of the time in telling in regard to Sister Barlow's ancestors. Said that his grandmother, Prophet Brigham Young's mother and Sister Barlow's mother were own sisters, for that reason he had always called her cousin Elizabeth. Spoke of his being called on a mission when nineteen and that he went to Uncle John Haven's place in Nauvoo and found him hoeing corn in his garden. He asked his uncle for a blessing. The latter stuck his hoe in the ground and placed his hands on the formers head as he knelt down, and there bestowed a blessing on him that had not all been fulfilled yet.

Spoke of her always being an active worker in the cause of truth an earnestly exhorted her children and grandchildren to go on with the work for the dead which Bro. Israel and she had commenced; adding if they did neither their parents nor God would forget them.

-Grandson Israel.
(Davis County Clipper 12-29-1892)
Family links: 
  John Haven (1774 - 1853)
  Elizabeth Howe Haven (1779 - 1821)
  Israel Barlow (1806 - 1883)*
  James Nathaniel Barlow (1841 - 1841)*
  Israel Barlow (1842 - 1923)*
  Pamelia Elizabeth Barlow Thompson (1844 - 1925)*
  Ianthius Haven Barlow (1846 - 1907)*
  John Haven Barlow (1848 - 1922)*
  Mary Antoinette Barlow Willey (1850 - 1936)*
  Wilford Elbert Barlow (1854 - 1926)*
  Willard Albert Barlow (1854 - 1854)*
  Willard Albert Barlow (1854 - 1854)*
  John Haven (1808 - 1892)*
  Elizabeth Haven Barlow (1811 - 1892)
  Jesse Haven (1814 - 1905)*
  Maria Susan Haven Burton (1826 - 1920)**
  Eliza Ann Haven Westover (1829 - 1923)**
*Calculated relationship
Bountiful Memorial Park
Davis County
Utah, USA
Plot: A-11-5-4
Created by: Jason Hatch
Record added: May 20, 2007
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