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 Thomas Francis Roueche

Thomas Francis Roueche

Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Death 12 Sep 1903 (aged 70)
Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 23-1-A-2
Memorial ID 123582 · View Source
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Son of Jean Baptiste Roueche and Catherine Cecelia Skelley

Married Margaret Comish, 24 Aug 1854, St. Louis, St. Louise, Missouri

Children - Joseph Platt Roueche, Thomas Francis Roueche, Josephine Elizabeth Roueche, John Edward Roueche, Jacob Roueche, William Henry Roueche

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p. 464

Roueche, Thomas Francis, second counselor to Bishop Peter Barton, of Kaysville, Davis county, Utah, is the son of John Baptiste and Catharine Cecelia Skelly, and was born Feb. 9, 1833, in Lincoln county, North Carolina. He was baptized in St. Louis, Missouri, Sept. 22, 1854, by Elder William Comish and ordained a Deacon in the spring of 1854.

He emigrated to Utah in 1855, driving a team across the plains for Livingston & Kinkade, and arrived in Salt Lake City, Aug. 15, 1855. He located in Kaysville, Davis county, Utah, where he has resided ever since, with the exception of a few months in 1856, when he made Farmington his temporary home.

He was ordained a Seventy Aug. 16, 1857, and became identified with the 55th quorum of Seventy. Subsequently (Sept. 29, 1861), he was set apart as a member of the council of said quorum, in which capacity he labored faithfully until June 29, 1877, when he was ordained a High Priest and set apart to act as second counselor to Bishop Peter Barton—a position which he has now filled for over a quarter of a century.

In a civil capacity Elder Roueche has filled many positions of honor, trust and responsibility in the midst of the community, where he has resided. Thus, he was the first mayor of Kaysville, being elected to that office in 1868, and held it successively for fourteen years. He served as a member of the Utah legislature in 1888, and as selectman of Davis county from 1882 to 1890.

In an early day he acted as one of Kaysville's most efficient and zealous teachers. He participated in the so-called Echo canyon war in 1857-58, and took a very active part in the defense of his people.

In 1887 he visited the place of his birth in the State of South Carolina, and bore a faithful testimony to his relatives and others of the restored gospel.

In November, 1886, Presidents John Taylor and Geo. Q. Cannon who were then in exile, made their home at the house of Elder Roueche, together with their attendants. They intended to stay only a few weeks, but as the anti-Polygamy raid continued, they remained there over eight months, or until the death of Pres. Taylor, which occurred at the home of Bro. Roueche July 25, 1887. Pres. Joseph F. Smith arrived one week before the death of the President. With that sad event all the brethren left the hospitable roof of Bro. Roueche.

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 123582
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Francis Roueche (9 Feb 1833–12 Sep 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 123582, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Chad Kendell (contributor 47022398) .