James Holt Haslam

James Holt Haslam

Birth
Bolton, Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Death 13 Mar 1913 (aged 87)
Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 39855539 · View Source
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JAMES HOLT HASLAN spent his early life in England. He had no formal education but was taught carpenter and plastering trades. At the age of eighteen he joined the Church and came to America, leaving his home and family. He was at New Orleans, Cincinnati, Nauvoo and St. Louis. While here he met and married his first wife. His family arrived from England and had secured an outfit for their journey to Utah when cholera broke out. James lost most of his family and was called to help bury the dead. The remaining family members and James came to the Salt Lake Valley. He helped build the old Endowment House. In 1853 he and family were called to move to Cedar City to help in the Iron industry. While here he was appointed by Colonel Isaac C. Haight, commander of the Militia at that time in Cedar City, to carry dispatches to President Brigham Young, telling what had happened to provoke the hostilities of the Indians and the fury of the savages toward the immigrants passing through. He traveled over a distance of six hundred miles, riding express, changing horses frequently, with the message and the reply that the Indians must be kept from the immigrants at all costs if it took all of Iron County to protect them. There was no lack of effort on his part but when he reached Cedar City the "Mountain Meadow Massacre" had already taken place. He later carried the mail by Pony Express. In 1860 he was called to Cache Valley and made his home at Wellsville. He was a great lover of music, being able to play any musical instrument and transpose music. He led the first Brass Bands organized the first choir also was captain of the "Minute Men". He and Mr. Pepper started the first blacksmith shop. Later he bought out his partner and had the only shop in and around Wellsville. When he was eighty years of age he had the privilege of visiting his native land. He lived a. useful, industrious life and was respected wherever he was known. In many ways he was a physician, helping with sickness and setting bones for both man and beast. He was a friend and helped the poor and needy, the widows and the fatherless in Wellsville where he lived until his death, which was due to pneumonia and his advanced age. He passed away in his eighty-eighth year and was buried in Wellsville.

Ann and James had the following children:
John Ephraim Redford, Mary, Robert Redford, Samuel Redford, Lettice Ann Redford, Richard Redford, Emily, Florence Redford, Maude Redford, and Briar Redford Haslam.

Information obtained from the history of James wife Ann so I do not have much information about James's marriage to his first wife.



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  • Created by: Jess Brown
  • Added: 25 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39855539
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Holt Haslam (16 Sep 1825–13 Mar 1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39855539, citing Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Jess Brown (contributor 47138782) .