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 Shadrach Ford Driggs

Shadrach Ford Driggs

Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Oct 1898 (aged 85)
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot A-09-003-13
Memorial ID 38513 · View Source
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Son of Urial Driggs and Hannah Ford

Married Eliza Elizabeth White, 30 Mar 1856, Provo, Utah, Utah

Children - Benjamin Woodbury Driggs, Hannah Jane Driggs, Apollos Griffin Driggs, Isaac Ashton Driggs, Parley Pratt Driggs, Charles Barnum Driggs, Ruth Driggs, Mark Driggs, Eliza Driggs, Malinda Driggs, Mary Melissa Driggs, Daniel Shadrach Driggs

Married Cecelia Harvey, 30 Mar 1856, Provo, Utah, Utah

Daughter - Maria Matilda Driggs

1898 OBITUARY: Deseret News, 5 Nov 1898 (Salt Lake City, Utah). From Thursday's Daily, October 27 "Local and Other Matters".

Shadrach Ford Driggs died last night at his home in Pleasant Grove, over 85 years of age. He was born in Range No. 10, Ashtabula county, Ohio, August 23, 1831, then a wilderness. his father was Ural Driggs, born in the state of New York, April 29, 1780.

The family heard the Gospel message in the wilderness of Ohio, and gathered with the Saints finallay at Nauvoo, where the deceased, Shadrach, labored as a wagonmaker, and built many of the wagons for the Saints to emigrate West with, and finally, after using up all the seasoned timber that could be obtained, he cut up the great cart that was used in moving rock n the Temple yard, and made two wagsons out of it for himself and fmaily to emigrate with, and he has made and mended wagons ever since to within a few days of his death.

He left Nauvoo in 1846, came to Bluffs, and finally landedin Salt Lake City on October 2, 1852, and the same month moved to Pleasant Grove, where he has since resided.

His wife, Eliza, preceded him to the great beyond, February 1, 1896. They had eleven children, but their grandchildren can hardly be numbered. He also leaves a wife, Celia, surviving him.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 38513
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Shadrach Ford Driggs (28 Aug 1813–26 Oct 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38513, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .