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 Esaias Edwards

Esaias Edwards

Birth
Pike County, Missouri, USA
Death 8 Jun 1897 (aged 85)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 51582 · View Source
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Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 1

Name: Esaias Edwards
Birth Date: 10 Apr 1812
Birth Place: Pike Co., Missouri
Parents: Andrew and Anna Buckalew Edwards
Death Date: 08 Jun 1897
Death Place: St. George, Utah
Arrival: 5 Oct 1848, Amasa Lyman (left wagon train early to go on and obtain grazing for his animals.)
Spouse: Elizabeth Campbell
Marriage Date: 27 Aug 1831
Marriage Place: Quincy, Adams, Illinois
Spouse's Birth Date: 21 Jul 1814
Spouse's Birth Place: Blount Co., East Tennessee
Spouse's Death Date: 06 Apr 1845
Spouse's Death Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married 2nd: Sarah Catherine Gibbs Date: 27 Apr 1845 , Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Born: 26 Mar 1823 , Ontario, Upper Canada Parents: Cornetia Boyce (father died shortly after her birth) Died: 29 Apr 1847 , Iowa Married 3rd: Belinda Miles Date: 24 Oct 1847 , Council Bluffs, Iowa Born: 14 Jul 1827 , Athens Co., Ohio Parents: Thomas and Sally Seager Miles Died: 11 Apr 1890 , Millville, Cache, Utah Married 4th: Ann Nuttall Date: 23 Jun 1873 , Utah Born: 15 Oct 1838 , Totington Township, England Parents: William Nuttall Died: 11 May 1909 , Utah

Esaias was considered an educated man because he could read, write and do arithmetic. He contributed much to the early days of the Church and Utah . He built his own home and for many years made furniture, spinning wheels, beds, etc., for the people. He also built many mills including one in Nauvoo . About 1838 , Esaias found some unfortunate Mormons camped in the snow, had compassion for them and invited them to his home. He rented them some property and a house. The man, Alexander Williams , conversed freely about the gospel. Not long after this, Elizabeth became very ill. Mr. Williams gave her a blessing and she was healed. She and Esaias went down to the river and were baptized. Shortly after, in 1839 , Esaias and Mr. Williams were called on a mission to the South where they served in Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee . Esaias later served another mission in Galena . After his first mission, he moved his family to Nauvoo . Shortly after the birth of their sixth child, Elizabeth died.

Upon going to Heber C. Kimball for advice, he was told to give the baby to Sister Thomas Bennett to raise and told to take another wife. His second wife died shortly after the birth of their first child, who also died. He decided to start west. They experienced many problems on the way but eventually made it to the Valley. He kept good records of the things he did. He married twice more. They stayed in Salt Lake for two years before moving to Tooele in 1850 . In 1857 he and Belinda moved to Cache Valley . In 1873 he married for the fourth time. Two years later he was called to help settle St George . Belinda refused to go, so he took his fourth wife and her daughter and two of his sons. He settled on a farm with fruit trees. He was always sad that he didn't have the rest of his family with him. He worked in the temple and did much for the growth of the West with the mills he built and other work he did. He held positions in the community and also the church.

Children of 1st wife: Sarah Ann , b. 28 Aug 1832 , Quincy, Adams, Illinois . Md. 7 Mar 1847/8 , Thomas Algar/Alger . D. 18 Jul 1903 , Eagar, Apache, Arizona .

George Washington , b. 8 Jul 1834 , Adams Co., Illinois . Md. 22 Apr 1855 , Electa Jane Lee . D. 18 Sep 1882 , Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada .

Polly Ann , b. 25 Oct 1836 , near Quincy, Adams, Illinois . Md. 24 Jul 1851 , Franciss Wilson Gunnell . D. 26 Dec 1862 , Wellsville, Cache, Utah .

Louisa Jane , b. 21 Jul 1839 , Quincy, Adams, Illinois . D. 22 Feb 1846 , Nauvoo, Illinois . Thomas Andrew , b. 22 Aug 1842 , Nauvoo, Illinois . D. Jul 1843 , Nauvoo, Illinois .

Elizabeth Rachel , b. 14 Sep 1844 , Nauvoo, Illinois . Md. 22 Nov 1862 , Ephraim Edgar Ellsworth . D. 19 Feb 1878 , Whitney, Oneida, Idaho .

Child of 2nd wife: Esaias , b. 18 Oct 1846 , Nauvoo, Illinois . D. 23 Jul 1847 , Iowa . Children of 3rd wife:

John Allen , b. 1841 , (Adopted 10 Oct 1852 ) Olive . b. 14 Nov 1848 , Salt Lake City, Utah . Md. 7 Feb 1867 , Durias Clinton Bishop . D. 22 Apr 1883 .

Emma Jane , b. 2 Jun 1850 , Salt Lake City, Utah . Md. 24 Jun 1867 , Francis Joseph Sadlier . D. 12 May 1936 , Burnt Fork, Sweetwater, Wyoming .

Julian , b. 17 Apr 1852 , Tooele, Utah . D. 19 Dec 1858 , Tooele, Utah . Armilda , b. 8 Sep 1854 , Tooele, Utah . D. 5 Nov 1858 , Tooele, Utah .

Isaac , b. 25 Jan 1857 , Tooele, Utah . D. 18 Oct 1915 . David , b. 31 Mar 1859 , Millville, Cache, Utah . D. 28 Sep 1931 .

Zebulon , b. 4 Jun 1861 , Millville, Utah . Md. 7 Jun 1904 , Catherine Rebecca Hill . D. 24 Sep 1924 , Vernal, Uintah, Utah .

Caroline , b. 11 May 1863 , Millville, Utah . D. 14 May 1872 . Andrew , b. 15 Sep 1865 , Millville, Utah . Md. 12 Oct 1892 , Emma Elizabeth Hamblin . D. 12 Mar 1945 , Provo, Utah .

Jesse , b. 20 Sep 1867 , Millville, Utah . D. 28 Sep 1867 , Millville, Utah .

written by Mella Bedell



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  • Maintained by: Max Turpin
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51582
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Esaias Edwards (10 Apr 1812–8 Jun 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51582, citing Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Max Turpin (contributor 46863402) .