|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1784|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 10, 1876|
LDS Church Patriarch.
DEATH OF A PATRIARCH IN ISRAEL
Father James Allred, son of William and Elizabeth Allred died in Spring City, Sanpete Co. Utah, Jan. 10, 1876. Father Allred was born in North Carolina, Randolph Co. Jan. 22, A.D. 1784. He was married to Elizabeth Warren, Nov. 14, 1803 and moved to Kentucky, Warren Co. Two years afterward moved to the Ohio River near Yellow Banks. In 1811 he moved to Tennessee, Bedford Co. In 1830 he moved to Missouri, Oats(?) Co., which was afterward divided into two counties, they living in Monroe Co. and on the 10th day of Sept. 1832, he and most of his family were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at which place a large branch of the Church was built up by G.M. Hinkle and others, and called the Salt River Branch.
In June 1834, he went up in Zion's Camp with the Prophet and others to redeem Zion. In Sept. 1835, he moved to Clay Co. Missouri, and in the year of 1837, to Caldwell Co. where he was elected Co. Judge, and also President of the Southern firm. When the church left Missouri in the spring of 1839, he moved to Pittsfield, Pike Co. Ill. In the fall of the same year he moved to Commerce, afterward called Nauvoo, where he was ordained a High Priest, and a member of the High Council, and was one of the Prophet's life guards in the Nauvoo Legion. He also held several other responsible positions, helping to build the Nauvoo Temple, and assisting in giving the endowments therein.
On the 9th day of Feb. 1846, he crossed the Mississippi River to go west with the heads of the church and others. He arrived at the Missouri River July 15th of the same year, and here he was President of the High Council and Acting Bishop at Council Point. In the spring of 1851 he started to the mountains, arriving at Salt Lake in Oct. of the same year and went to Manti City, Sanpete Co. In March 1852 he moved to Canal, now known as Spring City and was called to preside over this branch of the Church. At the spring conference of 1853 he was ordained a Patriarch in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In July of the same year the Indians drove most of the cattle and horses off, belonging to the settlement, and they moved on the last day of the month back to Manti. In Oct. they moved to Canal again with a company of Danish Brethren, about 40 families, and ten families of his own relatives. On the 17th of Dec. of the same year, he was called to vacate and again moved back to Manti. In Feb. 1854 in company with fifty families, he commenced to build a fort on Cottonwood, now called Ephraim, of stone, 10 ft. high, which he finished and presided over for some time. In 1860 he moved back to Canal, or what is now called Spring City, where he resided until his death.
He was a faithful member of the Church, and strict in relation to the Word of Wisdom for over forty years. He fully endorsed all the principles of the Gospel as far as he knew them. An early riser always on hand to obey the councils of the servants of God, Mormonism was his whole theme. For many years he was a regular attendant of quorum and public meetings, and always ready to donate to the poor; a friend to the widows and orphans; exemplary in his family. He taught them to be honest and industrious, trustworthy and confidential. He told the Bishop that he was ready to join the United Order himself, and all that he had was on hand for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
He raised twelve children of his own and eight orphan children, who all lived to have children of their own. He leaves a wife of his youth, after living together nearly 73 years, and a posterity of 447 souls, viz; 12 children, 104 grandchildren, 302 great grandchildren and 29 great great grandchildren, who sprang from the two. Five of his sons were present at his death, who were the only ones living. He laid his hands on the head of his oldest son on the day before his death, and blessed him, who is now nearly 73 years old. All of his children lived to embrace the new and everlasting covenant, and those that are dead, died strong in the faith. Most of his posterity lived In Utah, are members of the Church. A large number of them have been baptized in the U.O.
He was 92 years old lacking 12 days. His wife nearly 90 years old, but has been blind for 6 years and is healthy and strong at present.
The funeral took place on the 11th and was one of the largest ever held in this place, 39 wagons and sleighs loaded with people followed him to his last resting place. President Orson Hyde preached his funeral sermon, and made some pertinent remarks touching the life and labors and faithfulness of the Patriarch which was satisfactory to the family and friends. He died as he had lived, faithful to the Gospel of the Son of God.
Copied off by Mrs. S.A. Allred
Manti, Utah, Nov. 10, 1926
William Allred (1756 - 1824)
Elizabeth Thrasher Allred (1760 - 1842)
Elizabeth Warren Allred (1786 - 1879)*
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)*
Sarah Sally Allred Ivie (1781 - 1861)*
Mary Allred Sanders Wright (1783 - 1822)*
James Allred (1784 - 1876)
Isaac Allred (1788 - 1870)*
William Allred (1790 - 1841)*
Spring City Cemetery
GPS (lat/lon): 39.48055, -111.5152
Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Dec 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12597692