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 Elijah Knapp Fuller

Elijah Knapp Fuller

Windham, Greene County, New York, USA
Death 27 Dec 1897 (aged 86)
Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Leeds, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 39147 · View Source
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Son of Cornelius Fuller and Zilpha Knapp

Married Harriet Loomis, 20 Dec 1831, Windham, Greene, New York

Married Catherine Walker, 18 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Sarah Ann Fuller, 8 Sep 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Ellen Celeste Woodward, 11 Mar 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Elizabeth Vaughn, 8 Nov 1861, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Harriet Alice Walker, 17 Nov 1866, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 18, p. 131

Elijah Knapp Fuller was born June 13, 1811, at Windham, Green County, New York. When he was 20 years of age, he married Harriet Loomis. Before they were able to come West, Harriet died leaving Elijah with three little boys. His second marriage was to Kathryn Walker. After arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, Elijah hauled granite slabs with an ox team from the Cottonwood area to the site of the Salt Lake Temple. In 1856, he was called, along with his 3rd wife, Ellen Celeste, to go to Las Vegas, Nevada. It was here that their third child Zilpha was born in a wagon box. While Elijah had gone to San Bernardino with a freight team, a crafty Indian slipped inside the mud wall of the fort one evening. He picked up the two-week-old baby from a crude little cradle made from a hewn out tree trunk and tossed her from one shoulder to the other chanting an Indian song as he moved his feet in the semblance of a dance, toward the gate. He was stopped by the guard and ordered to put the baby back in her mothers arms....

Elijah died in Leeds, Washington County, Utah, December 27, 1897 and is buried there.

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 39147
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Knapp Fuller (13 Jun 1811–27 Dec 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39147, citing Leeds Cemetery, Leeds, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .