Daniel Allen

Daniel Allen

Birth
Whitestown, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 15 Jan 1892 (aged 87)
Escalante, Garfield County, Utah, USA
Burial Escalante, Garfield County, Utah, USA
Plot 204
Memorial ID 118961 · View Source
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Son of Daniel Allen and Nancy Agnes Stewart

Married Mary Ann Morris, 6 Oct 1828
Buried at Winter Quarters, Pottawattamie, Iowa

Married Louisa Jane Berry, 22 Jun 1847, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska

Married Sarah Jane Whiteley, 2 Jul 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Death of Daniel Allen

The late Daniel Allen was the son of Daniel and Nancy Stewart Allen. He was born in Whites town, Oneida County, New York State, December 9, 1804. His parents moved to Chautauqua County in the year 1807, and lived there during the war with England in 1812. His father served his county in the war of 1812 as a soldier; he went with the army to Buffalo at the time of its fire. After the war his parents moved into the State of Pennsylvania, Erie County, where they resided for ten years. They then went to Cayuga County, State of Ohio, where they dwelt until their death in 1856.

Brother Daniel Allen was married to his first wife, Mary Ann Morris, on the 6th of October 1828, in the state of Ohio, Cayuga County, where both embraced the Gospel, having been baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in June 1834, by Elder Joel H. Johnson. Soon after Brother Allen joined the Church, he sold his farm in Huntberg of $600 and handed over that amount to the Prophet Joseph Smith, to help redeem Zion and purchases lands in Jackson County, according to revelations.

In 1836 he moved to Kirkland, bought two city lots, built himself a frame dwelling house and a boot and shoe store, and expended $1000 in property in Kirtland. He was a shareholder in the Kirtland Bank. He was compelled to sacrifice all this however, on account of the persecutions which followed, and was driven away by the mob without any means of subsistence for his family.

He then removed about fifty mile south of Kirtland, to Savanna, where he obtained work on a canal, receiving as payment fifty cents per day. Out of this sum he had to support his family, and yet saved the means necessary to purchase an old span of mares and an old wagon.

In this way he moved his family to Missouri, being determined to gather there with the Saints. He started with S. B. Stoddard and Dr. Mitchell in the spring of 1838, and joined his brother Joseph at Log Creek, five miles south of Far West. He went with his brother Joseph and Brother Isaac Morel to another location. They took up some land three miles north of the town of Far West. The deceased built him a log house and was putting on the roof on the day the election in Galeton, August 8th 1838. From that time he was under arms until the day they relinquished them in Far West. He was with D. W. Patten when they took the cannon from the mob, also with Seymour Bronson when they were surrounded with Bogart's company on Log Creek, Five miles south of Far West.

He left Far West on February 6th 1839, with his wife and three children, in company with his brother joseph, Isaac Morley and brother Rosson, and camped out twenty-one nights, when they reached Quincy, Illinois. From there he went to Lima, Illinois, and stayed one year and moved to Nauvoo April 1st, 1840. Here he lived until April 1st 1846. During the time he was located in Nauvoo he helped to build the Temple, and paid for a share in the Nauvoo House.

From Nauvoo Brother Allen proceeded to Winter Quarters, and as he left Nauvoo his wife was taken very sick. When he arrived at the head of Soap Creek, on the way to Winter Quarters his wife died from the effects of the persecution.

From the time Sister Allen was baptized into the Church she remained a faithful member, and never murmured or complained in all the trials through which she had to pass, for she had a testimony of the truth of the Gospel for herself, and died as she had lived, in full faith of a glorious resurrection with the Saints. Brother Daniel Allen was then left with five children, the youngest being only two months old. He lived at Winter Quarters until the spring of 1848.

He was married to Louisa Jane Berry June 22nd, 1847. In the spring of 1848 he moved his family to Kaysville, where they resided till the spring of 1849.

He started with his family to Salt Lake Valley on May 15th 1849, where he arrived September 22nd of the same year. He lived at Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake Valley, for eighteen months, then moved to Salt Lake City and lived in the Twelfth ward. There he went into the tanners business with Samuel Milliner. Brother Daniel Allen tanned the first leather in Utah. After following this business for three years in Salt Lake City, he sold out to Samuel Muller.

Bro. Allen married his third wife, Sarah Whitney, in Salt Lake City in 1854. He then moved to Manti, Sanpete County, built another tannery, and followed the business there for one year. He then sold out to Warren Snow, and moved to Pleasant Grove, Utah County, in the fall of 1855, where he built himself another home.

In the fall of 1856 he moved to Provo City, where he resided until the fall of 1862, when he was called to the Dixie mission. During the time he lived in Provo he established another tannery in the Fourth ward, and also started a boot, shoe and harness shop in connection with the tannery. He donated liberally toward the building of the Provo Tabernacle and the Forth ward school house.

He moved his wife Sarah and family to St. George in the fall of 1862, and built a home there. In 1863 he sold out his property in Prove and started with the other members of his family to St. George. On reaching Parowan, Iron County he met President George A. Smith, who counseled him to remain there and build a tannery. This he did in company with President W. H. Dame in 1864. He followed the business until 1880. He then moved his family to Escalante, Garfield County, where he resided up to the time of his death, January 15, 1892 at the ripe age of eighty-seven years, one month and six days.

His wife Sarah died January 3, 1892, at the age of fifty-seven years, eleven months and twenty eight days. He attended her funeral on the 5th, was present at fast day meeting on the 7th, and preached an excellent sermon. On the morning of the 8th, between 12 and 1 o'clock, he was seized with a severe chill, which confined him to his bed until he passed away. His death bed was surrounded by a large number of members of his family.

He was the father of twenty-six children (Sixteen sons and ten daughters). He now leaves a wife, seventeen children, sixty grandchildren, and about forty great-grandchildren. Brother Allen retained his mental faculties up to the last. He called his family to his bedside, exhorted them to remain faithful to the Church and honor the priesthood, and sent work to those of his children not present to obey the same counsel. He then asked his family to release him for his mission was filled. - Edward Wilcock.

Deseret News, 1892-02-13, pg. 26


Gravesite Details BURIAL DATE 17 January 1892

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