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 William Addington Martindale

William Addington Martindale

Birth
Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, USA
Death 14 Feb 1873 (aged 58)
Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Virgin, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 51839 · View Source
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Son of James Martindale and Elizabeth Addington

Married Mahala Stigleman, 5 Aug 1833

Married Rebecca Ann Haines, 23 Aug 1846, Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska

Married Uphrasia Isabella Pratt, 15 Oct 1857, Virgin City, Washington, Utah

Married Kindness Ann Haines, 6 Jul 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Caroline Smith

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 13, p. 531

Duncan's Retreat, a small settlement located on the north bank of the Rio Virgin, about four miles east of Virgin City, was first settled in 1861 by Chapman Duncan and others. Fertile lands skirting the river were taken possession of, but were flooded by the action of the high water in the river; then most of the settlers became discouraged and moved away. Others moved in until the place contained about a dozen families. The name of the place was suggested from the fact that the first settler, Chapman Duncan, retreated to other parts of the country after the floods during the winter of 1861–1862. In 1864 William Theobald was placed over the group as presiding elder, but in 1866 the place was temporarily vacated because of Indian troubles, but resettled in 1868 when William Martindale presided. In April 1891 Duncan's Retreat was a small branch of the Virgin Ward, but continued floods caused the place to be abandoned. In 1930 nothing was left except fragments of the foundations of several houses and three pear trees still bearing fruit. The present federal highway passes directly over the site where formerly stood the Duncan's Retreat L.D.S. meetinghouse.



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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51839
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Addington Martindale (11 Jun 1814–14 Feb 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51839, citing Duncans Retreat Cemetery, Virgin, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .