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 Eliza Ann <I>Boggess</I> Van Valkenberg

Eliza Ann Boggess Van Valkenberg

Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Death 27 Mar 1891 (aged 66)
Union, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 02 049 7
Memorial ID 130918 · View Source
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Daughter of Augustus March Boggess and Lydia Ann Stringer

Married Jesse Turpin, 24 Dec 1840, Harrison Clarksburg, West Virginia

Children - William Augustus Turpin, James Moroni Turpin, Eliza Jane Turpin, Virginia Ann Turpin, Matilda Ann Turpin

Married Peter Van Valenburg, abt 1855, Utah

Children - Mary Louisa Van Valkenberg, Lydia Alice Van Valkenberg, Julia Ann Van Valkenberg, Peter Boggess Van Valkenberg, Melissa Van Valkenberg

History - Married at sixteen, Eliza Ann remained faithful while being torn between a husband who served several missions from 1836 to 1854 and a father to whom the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a mystery.

She experienced Nauvoo, was endowed in the temple there, gave birth to her third child shortly before her husband took responsibility for a second wife.

Eliza Ann made several trips between West Virginia and Utah, bringing one time, the first threshing machine to enter the Valley. She also brought with her a younger brother, named her first child by her second husband after the second wife of her first husband and made certain her Turpin children and Van Valkenburgh son were baptized.

Slight in build, her patriarchal blessing pronounced by John Smith, October 28, 1845, promises her children will be members of the Kingdom. She was quietly faithful while being widowed twice.

From "Daughters of Utah Pioneers" page 3204.




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  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
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