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 Samuel Hargraves

Samuel Hargraves

Birth
Scotland
Death 2 Jun 1871 (aged 55)
Providence, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Providence, Cache County, Utah, USA
Plot B0428
Memorial ID 34787 · View Source
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Samuel was born 26 Jul 1815 in Lismahagon, Lendrieshire, Scotland the son of John Hargraves and Mary O'Conner.
Samuel married Agnes Noble 8 Apr 1837 in the Trinity Church At Carlisle, Cumberland England.
He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1 Apr 1840 by Elder John Barker at Carlisle, England and was confirmed 11 Apr 1842 by Elders J. Barker and R. Benson.
They moved to Scotland where Samuel was President of the Lanark Branch of the church for seven years.
Samuel and Agnes moved with their family to Carlisle, England 7 Oct 1849. At this time they had four living children, Jane, Mary, Jannett, and John. One boy named Charles had died in infancy. Three more children were born to them in England, Samuel (died as a child) Elizabeth, and Margaret.

1851 Census England:
Cumberland England England
Registration District; Carlisle
Residence: John St.
Occupation: Handloom Cotton Weaver
Samuel Hargraves Head Male 36 yrs born Scotland
Agnes Hargraves wife Female 29 Carlisle, England
Jane Hargraves Dau Female 10 Carlisle, England
Mary Hargraves Aunt Female 8 Carlisle, England
Jessey Hargraves Aunt Female 6 Scotland
John Hargraves Son Male 4 Scotland

In Mar 1856, the parents and six children left Sunderland, England and went to Liverpool, England where they boarded the ship, "Enoch Train, to set sail for America. Three days aboard the ship Agnes gave birth to a son who was named after the ship (Enoch Trane Hargraves). They began sewing their tents for their trek across the plains while sailing across the ocean.
Arriving in Boston 1 May 1856, they traveled by rail to Iowa City, Iowa, where they joined the second handcart Company under the leadership of Daniel Duncan McArthur. Presidents were made over each tent, Samuel Hargraves was appointed.
From the Journal of Capt. Daniel Duncan McArthurs's journal "29 Jun 1856 Elder Samuel Hargraves preached a decource upon the World's Apostocy, or departure from the true order of the ancient Gospel, also beautifully illustrated the principle by which they could be restored. A good many strangers were present and paid good attention".
While crossing the Green River in Wyoming, the Hargraves had a frightening experience. Samuel was pulling his cart with Elizabeth and Margaret in it. The fording place was swift, and Samuels's foot slipped on a rock and he lost his cart with Elizabeth and Margaret in it. The cart and Samuel were tossed into the swift current, where it looked as though children, food and bedding and all would be lost. Two men who happened to be in the current below were able to catch hold of the cart and keep it upright until Samuel could recover his precious cargo. These good men this day saved the lives of two babies. One of the men who rescued the hand cart was George Peacock, the other one unknown.
They arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah 26 Sep 1856. They lived there until 1859 when they moved to Farmington, Utah.
In 1858 Samuel was called to help defend the Saints against the incoming Johnston's Army, the people were told to move South and Agnes and the children were taken by Bishop Hess in his little covered wagon. As night came on, Agnes and children were moved into a little log cabin that had been abandoned. That night she gave birth to a son, her tenth child, Thomas.
On 26 Apr 1860, Samuel was set apart for a mission to England, where he remained for two years, and served as President of the Durham Conference. He returned May 1862 on the ship "William Tapscott".
Returning to Utah he moved his family to Providence, Utah, where he became a merchant, and was the first storekeeper in Providence. {"He conducted a small store in his home, also sold a little merchandise in a small log building near the present amusement hall. (compiled by M. B. Harvey, Secretary, Logan Chamber of Commerce 1 Jan 1923 to 1 Jan 1925 also printed in the Logan Journal beginning 4 Aug 1923)"}.

He later sold out to the church Early Settlement Providence as a co-operative store. He then was a clerk in the Co-op for years.

Samuel and Joseph Campbell plowed the first furrow in Providence. The Providence Co-op was really the first mercantile institution in the settlement. However, Sam Hargraves conducted a small store in his home just east of the present home of James Hansen and Hyrum and Deli Rice; also sold a little merchandise in a small log building near the present Amusement Hall.
This was taken from a piece written by M. R. Hovey, Secretary, Logan Chamber of Commerce Jan.1,1925

(Article found on internet: "Providence 20 Nov 1866 We the undersigned citizens of providence do hereby agree to pay John Barker (teacher) one bushel and a half of wheat or it's value, per quarter, for the schooling of each scholar we sign for. the quarter to commence 3 December 1866. Samuel Hargraves signed for 2. For the second quarter of schooling in 1867 the following citizens signed the same contract with Barker. the quarter commenced 10 June 1867 Samuel Hargraves signed for 2.)
He is the father of 13 children. Jane 1840-1877, Mary 1842-1889, Jeanette 1845-1897, John 1847-1927, Charles 1848-1856, Samuel 1850-1851, Elizabeth 1851-1939, Margaret 1854-1935, Enoch Train 1856 1932, Thomas 1858-1944, Alexander 1860-1893, Samuel 1864-1931 and Agnes 1866-1952.

He died 2 Jun 1871 at Providence, Cache, Utah and is buried in the Providence Cemetery,



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  • Maintained by: Simmons Family
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34787
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Hargraves (26 Jul 1815–2 Jun 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34787, citing Providence City Cemetery, Providence, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Simmons Family (contributor 47450990) .