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 Robert Dent Stapley

Robert Dent Stapley

Birth
Australia
Death 16 Sep 1919 (aged 77)
Mammoth, Juab County, Utah, USA
Burial Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 149364 · View Source
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Born in Australia the son of Charles Stapley & Sarah Bryant.

In 1838, the Stapley family left England for Australia and made their home near Sidney, Australia. This is where he was born. In 1853 all of their family (5 sons and 3 daughters and parents) were baptized in the LDS Church. In 1854, the Stapleys with about 70 other LDS, under the direction of William Hyde, chartered a sailing vessel, the Julia, and sailed for the United States and landed at what is now called San Pedro Harbor on June 2, 1854.

In 1857, President Brigham Young called for all LDS to move to Utah, for the reason that Johnston’s army was enroute to extermintate the Mormons. Thomas’s father sold out his interest and started for SLC with all of his family except 2 daughters who had married and was staying in California. The Stapley family joined the Starling Driggs ox team company. They arrived in Southern Utah, near Cedar City and were advised to remain there and make their home because the war had ended. In November 1858 word was received from church authorities that they were to serve in the Dixie Mission and their assignment was to settle Toquerville, Utah. As the Stapley party arrived at the top of Black Hill, which overlooks a vast valley of red sandstone stretching southward, Sarah Bryant Stapley (Thomas’s mother) proclaimed, "Neither God nor the Devil will ever find us here."



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  • Maintained by: L Despain
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149364
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Dent Stapley (14 Oct 1841–16 Sep 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149364, citing Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Juab County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by L Despain (contributor 46999228) .