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 David Crockett Cazier

David Crockett Cazier

Birth
Brownsboro, Oldham County, Kentucky, USA
Death 19 May 1929 (aged 95)
Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA
Burial Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA
Plot Nc_B_4_4_9
Memorial ID 34938570 · View Source
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Son of William Cazier and Pleasant Drake

Married Sarah Frances Mangum, 7 Jun 1857, Nephi, Juab, Utah

Married Eliza Naylor, 2 Oct 1864

Married Sarah Ann Warrillow

Married Mary Amelia Sheppard

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 2, p. 115

Cazier, David, a High Councilor in the Juab Stake of Zion and a resident of Nephi, Juab County, Utah, is a son of William Cazier and Pleasant Drake, and was born May 1, 1834, in Oldham county, Kentucky. The family moved to Moltry county, Ill., in 1840. Elder Cazier writes: "My father and mother joined the Church in 1845 and moved with their family to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1846, where they shared with the Saints in the general hardships of that time. My brothers James and John enlisted in the Mormon Battalion; my mother died in the fall of 1846 in a hay shed and was buried in a coffin made of a hollowed-out log; there were no flowers in evidence at her funeral. My father went into Missouri to split rails, thereby earning corn and pork wherewith to feed his family. We resided in Iowa for four years and when we departed from that territory to migrate to Utah, we left a good house. We settled in Nephi in 1851, being among the first settlers of that place. I was baptized in 1852 and took an active part in the Walker and Black Hawk wars. Together with my brothers John and Samuel, I also participated in the Echo Canyon campaign during the winter of 1857–58. In June, 1857 I married Sarah Francis Mangum, who has borne me four sons. In 1865 I married Eliza Naylor as a second wife. While yet quite young I was ordained to the office of a Priest; in 1855 I was ordained a Seventy and in 1870 I was ordained a High Priest and set apart as a High Councilor, which position I still hold. In 1872 I was called on a mission to Great Britain; during my absence I presided over the Bristol conference. My occupation is that of a farmer and I have cut thousands of acres of grain and hay with a scythe. In running trashing machines for over forty years, I have thrashed over one million bushels of grain. I raised the first fruit in Nephi and can truthfully say that I have earned my bread by the sweat of my brow. I have also cut and hauled from canyons one thousand saw-logs. In conclusion I will say that I never indulged in vice of any kind."


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  • Added: 18 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34938570
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Crockett Cazier (1 May 1834–19 May 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34938570, citing Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .