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Pvt Levi Roberts

Pvt Levi Roberts

Birth
Deerhurst, Tewkesbury Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Death 22 Jan 1894 (aged 78)
Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 3-18-B-10
Memorial ID 122697 · View Source
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Son of Samuel Roberts & Mary Margrate

Married Harriet Ann Efford, 18 Aug 1835, Deerhurst, Gloucester, England

Children - Henry Roberts, Caroline Roberts, Phoebe Ann Roberts, Marinda Roberts, Harriet Ann Roberts, Mary Jane Roberts, Matilda Roberts, Lucy Ellen Roberts

Married Sarah Davis, 7 Mar 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Daughter - Sarah Elizabeth Roberts

STORIES OF THE MORMON BATTALION

Treasures of Pioneer History, Kate B. Carter Vol 4, page 529

Levi Roberts was born February 26, 1815, in Deerhurst, Gloucester, England. He married Harriet Ann Hefford and they joined the Latter-Day Church in their native land. Soon after they were baptized and came to America. They went to Nauvoo where he served as a bodyguard to the Prophet Joseph Smith, in the troublesome times of that period.

Levi joined the Mormon Battalion at Council Bluffs in Company "E" and crossed the plains and mountains to California. After his discharge he returned to Council Bluffs where the family made preparations the next two years to come West. They arrived in Salt Lake City in the fall of 1850 and settled on a farm in Kaysville. Levi made baskets of willows that grew on Kaysville creek and took them to Salt Lake City to sell. He was also proficient in the art of grafting. Whenever a new variety of fruit was brought to Utah he procured a slip and grafted in into one of his seedling trees. He named the fruit trees after the person who gave him the slip.

Mr. Roberts passed away at his home in Kaysville, Utah, January 22, 1894. - Robenia B. Christensen

* Mormon Battalion members



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  • Maintained by: Schott Family
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122697
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Levi Roberts (26 Feb 1815–22 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122697, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Schott Family (contributor 46932087) .