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Pvt James De Groot Oakley
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1826
Flatlands
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1915
Springville
Utah County
Utah, USA

Son of Ezra Oakley & Elizabeth De Groot

Married Ciscelia Lane, 24 Nov 1863, Springville, Utah, Utah

Married Fannie Palfreyman, 19 Jul 1869, Salt Lake City, Utah


Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia
Volume 4

Oakley, James, a member of the Mormon Battalion, Company D, was born Sept. 5, 1826, near Brooklyn, Long Island, N.Y., a son of Ezra Oakley and Elizabeth DeCroot. He moved with his parents to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1842, joined the Church when sixteen years old, being baptized in the spring of 1843. He remained in Nauvoo until the exodus in 1846, joined the Mormon Battalion at Council Bluffs, but fell ill and went to Pueblo, under Capt. James Brown. He arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847, went to California in 1849 with the gold rush, but returned to Utah in 1851, locating in Springville. He took an active part in the Indian wars of early Utah history and in all things he lived the life of the hardy, courageous pioneer and empire builder. He died in Springville, Utah, April 30, 1915. It was said of him that he had such a horror of debt that he never owed a dollar in his life to anybody.

* Mormon Battalion members

 
 
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 Parents:
  Ezra Oakley (1788 - 1879)
  Elizabeth De Groot Oakley (1795 - 1885)
 
 Spouses:
  Ciscelia Lane Clark (1848 - 1924)
  Fannie Palfreyman Oakley (1852 - 1935)
  Alvina Ann Cole Oakley (1836 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  James H Oakley (1852 - 1880)*
  John Ezra Oakley (1854 - 1885)*
  Sarah Corcelia Oakley Storrs (1864 - 1929)*
  Ami Oakley (1866 - 1951)*
  Davis Lane Oakley (1869 - 1917)*
  Louis Napoleon Oakley (1871 - 1962)*
  Richard Delos Oakley (1871 - 1943)*
  Arthur Eugene Oakley (1872 - 1873)*
  Lillie Ann Oakley Noakes (1875 - 1903)*
  Burr De Groot Oakley Lee (1875 - 1938)*
  Phoebe Loretta Oakley Sumsion (1877 - 1961)*
  Carrie Oakley Parry (1881 - 1939)*
  Ernest James Oakley (1883 - 1955)*
  Leo Oakley (1886 - 1886)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry DeGroot Oakley (1818 - 1906)*
  John De Groot Oakley (1819 - 1890)*
  Mary Ann Oakley Taylor (1826 - 1911)*
  James De Groot Oakley (1826 - 1915)
  Margaret De Groot Oakley Best (1835 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Historic Springville Cemetery
Springville
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Blk. 15 Lot 3 Pos. 1
 
Maintained by: Schott Family
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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