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 George Pectol

George Pectol

Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Sep 1869 (aged 63)
Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 52852 · View Source
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Son of George Peter Pectol and Elizabeth Lydica.

Married Sarah Reasor, 2 Nov 1828, Greenville, Floyd, Indiana.

Children - Dorothy Pectol; Mary Jane Pectol; Jemima Bell Pectol; William Pectol; Elizabeth Pectol; George Peter Pectol; Eunice Pectol; James Pectol; Eliza Ann Pectol.

Married Sarah Searcy Miller Bleazard, 12 Mar 1861, Manti, Sanpete, Utah.

It has been reported George is buried in Old South Section. Unfortunately, the cemetery only has a list of people buried there but no lot numbers. Many grave stones are missing due to old age and a flood that occurred there ca. 1900.

History - George and Sarah were baptized into the L.D.S. Church: George - 29 March 1846 and Sarah - 30 March 1846. This ordinance was performed in the Missouri River by Elder Serine. They had heard the gospel and had journeyed to Nauvoo to talk to the Prophet Joseph Smith.

George Pectol left Indiana and went into Missouri. He belonged to some orthodox religion, possibly Baptist, as he and his wife Sarah Reasor were married by a Baptist minister. He was chorister in the village where he lived, possibly a very active member.

While is Missouri he operated a small general store. His daily account book and personal biography and journal pertaining to his family, his testimonies as to the truthfulness of the Gospel, sermons to his family and many more accounts, begins with the date 1838 and ends after his settlement in Manti, Utah 1850. A copy of this journal is microfilmed and can be read at the L.D.S. Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a priceless treasure and has given much insight into the lives of members of this family.

Persecution to the Saints became so bad that in 1849 the George Pectol family had to leave Missouri arriving in Salt Lake Valley 6 Sept. 1850, in perhaps Daniel H. Wells company. They were, however, with an organized group of Saints under organization such as Elders, Presidents, etc. There were 100 wagons in the train, which were divided into two divisions with these divisions into companies of tens with a captain over each. He says "its the first time I have ever been where there are so many together".

When they reached Salt Lake Valley they camped on the "Eunion Square" (sic) south west of the Warm Springs. They met with Eliza Ann who had left with Shepherd Pierce Hutchings the year before; after visiting here for a few days they, along with a few of their company, left for Sanpete county 10 Sept. 1850. On the 20th they arrived in Manti "in tolerably good health. With joy and gladness I felt to thank my Heavenly Father for this great blessing."

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Aaron Johnson Company (1850); Age at Departure: 44

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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52852
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Pectol (17 Dec 1805–28 Sep 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52852, citing Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .