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 Steuben Rollins

Steuben Rollins

Birth
Dansville, Steuben County, New York, USA
Death 5 Mar 1909 (aged 76)
Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot A-15-2-3
Memorial ID 45369 · View Source
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Steuben Rollins was born in Dansville, Steuben County, New York on June 15, 1832. He was the ninth child born to Henry Rollins and Ann Weatherhogg. Steuben's family came from England and settled in New York in 1823. The Mormon missionaries converted his parents to the gospel in 1844 and they were baptized. After the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred, part of the Rollins family decided to come west with the Saints.

Steuben's family lived in New York until Steuben was sixteen years old. Steuben's mother Ann Weatherhogg, was not well enough to take the sea voyage so she and youngest child Steuben stayed in New York for a while then came to Utah with one of the wagon trains (William Hyde Company) arriving in Utah in 1849. Steuben's father Henry Rollins, one sister Jane, her husband Thomas Tompkins, also a brother Isaac, left New York in 1846 on the ship Brooklyn which sailed to California and docked in San Francisco Bay the same year. Some of the brothers and sisters of Steuben stayed in the East and did not ever join the family in Utah

Father Henry, Ann, and son Steuben were separated for three years as the company of pioneers which Ann and Steuben came with arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1849. They lived in Salt Lake City a few months then moved twelve miles north settling in a small town called Centerville, Davis County, Utah. They secured a farm and raised grain, hay, and fruit.

Here Steuben helped on the farm and went to school when possible, but the chances for school were meager at that time. There were no high schools or universities which made it impossible for children to advance beyond an eighth grade education.

Steuben became acquainted with Amanda France who also lived in Centerville and they were married February 10, 1855. Amanda Melvina France was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Card France. Steuben and Amanda had twelve children, burying three as infants. They raised five sons and four daughters.

Steuben was ordained a Seventy on February 23, 1857. He was a quiet loving man. Steuben was at one time, a Sunday School superindent and a veteran of the Echo Canyon campaign. In the Davis County Clipper microfilm, dated June 27, 1902 it says:

"The teachers of the Primary department of the North district Sunday School gave a nice entertainment at the North District schoolhouse on June 18th . The event was in honor of Steuben Rollins seventieth birthday. Bro. Rollins having served for over twenty years as librarian in the Sunday School. The program was rendered in a very pleasing and attractive manner consisting of songs, dialogue and recitations. The children did the entertaining. The house was beautifully decorated for the occasion. The evening was pleasantly spent and before departing, all wished Bro. Rollins many happy returns of the day."

Amanda and Steuben celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary before they parted in death. Steuben lived to be 76 years old and died at his home on March 5, 1909. Amanda died on February 25, 1916. Steuben and Amanda are buried in Centerville cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: Dan Rollins
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45369
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Steuben Rollins (15 Jun 1832–5 Mar 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45369, citing Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Dan Rollins (contributor 47595299) .