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 Samuel Hartle

Samuel Hartle

Bonsall, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
Death 19 Jun 1879 (aged 56)
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot A-16-003-01
Memorial ID 64090 · View Source
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Parents: Lydia Kniveton (1785-1856)
John Hartle (1786-1856)
both died while crossing the plains to reach Utah

Married: Mary McNichol
Aug 2, 1855
Wortley Hunslet, Yorkshire, England

Samuel Hartle and Mary McNichol
The information here was obtained from "The Hartle and Cook Families, 1221 England to early 1900's" By Frank and Daphne Hartle
Compiled from several documents by Marilyn Haslem Groneman

Samuel Hartle, son of John Hartle and Lydia Kniveton Hartle, was born in Bonsall, Derby-shire England. 27 July 1822. He was baptized into the LDS Church in 1840. He married Mary Allred 8th April 1849. Mary Allred was born 8 April 1823 in Manchester Lancaster-shire, England. She died about 1852 in England leaving no children. After her death, Samuel went to Leeds, Manchester, England where he worked as a file cutter.
Samuel married Mary McNichol 2 Aug 1855 in Bonsall, England. Samuel joined the church 1 August 1840, and was the Presiding Elder in London for some time. Mary was baptized in 30 June 1868.
They were the parents of 11 children. They came to America on the Good Ship Idaho 22 Oct 1873 arriving on 5 Nov 1873 Mary's baby was only 7 days old when they set sail.
That fall they lived with William, Samuel's brother, in Payson. They settled in Charleston, Utah where their last child, Charles Fredrick Hartle was born in 1875. They after-wards moved to Pleasant Grove where they died. He mndied 19 June in 1879, and his wife 24 Dec 1882, leaving a family of young children.
The meeting and marriage of Samuel Hartle and Mary McNichol make an interesting story; Mary's mother Mary Ann Hall Jackson was the daughter of a very high and wealthy family who was very proud of their name and prestige, and of necessity, was much concerned about who her daughter married. It appears that she was not worrying about anything except the title Mary Ann should have. The Daughter, Mary Ann, ran away the week before her marriage was to have taken place with a titled gentleman, and married Joseph McNichol, a workman. The parents immediately disowned her, and she was never allowed to go home again.

Mary Ann Jackson McNichol had four children, and died when Mary McNichol was born, 8 Nov 1830. The grandmother Jackson took the baby girl to care for, but she was very stern. There is a piece of embroidery in the family that Mary had to finish on her eighth birthday. It had her name, date and place of birth, the Lord's prayer, all the numbers and the alphabet in three different styles of writing, with a border about 2 inches wide all around—all in cross stitching.

She was never allowed to raise her eyes from her plate while she was eating. If she was not able to give a satisfactory report of the lesson given in Sunday School, she was put on the cellar steps until she could recite enough scripture to please her grandmother.

The Grandmother again planed a marriage, this time for her twenty-five year old granddaughter, to a Duke who was old enough to be Mary's father, but who was very wealthy. Mary cried and begged to no purpose. The date was set and everything mad ready for the wedding. For almost two weeks she was kept locked in her room, so she could not do as her mother had done. She spent most of her time at the window. Samuel Hartle passed every day going to and from work. One evening he stopped, climbed up the side of the building and asked her if she was in trouble, or why she was always there. She told him her troubles and he said; "I'll help you down tonight. But it will mean that we will have to be married." She immediately accepted the plan, and they were married the next day, August 2, 1855. Her grandmother again refused to have anything to do with Mary. She never let Mary have the money that was coming to her as an inheritance. It was all left in the Queen's Court.

Samuel and Mary had eight sons and three daughters, all born in England except the last son, Charles Fredrick. Mary was baptized 30 June 1868. Samuel was Presiding Elder in London for some time.

Mary McNichol Hartle, often told of the long walks they made to get to Church. She often talked of some of the hard times she had learning to keep house and get along on the little she had to use; she would tell how hard she tried to not let Samuel know how hard it was for her to do without the things she was used to( (keep in mind she had been raised in a wealthy home). She often laughed about the wash days, with eleven to wash for on the washboard, and no place to hang things, she said it often went over into the second day, because she liked to have the house look nice when Samuel came home from work. She would put the tubs with the wash that was not finished in under the table, cover them with a big cloth so he would not see them. As the older ones got older and able to help, things changed a little.

In 1874, Samuel and his family came to Utah where he lived with his brother William, in Payson, Utah, during the first winter. In the Spring he moved to Pleasant Grove where he bought a small piece of land and made their home a dugout for several months (A pit dug into the ground or on a hillside and used as a shelter) until they could get a house built. Samuel died that summer on 10 Jun 1879 and their oldest son Philemon drowned a year later. With the help of the children Mary got the home finished, an orchard planted, and lived to see some of her plans accomplished. In 1882 she died with a firm testimony of the gospel for which she had given up so much.

The oldest daughter, Lydia married William Cook.
Mary Ann, was 21 when her second parent died. She tried to be a mother to the boys and keep them together. She finally married Samuel D McClemmons and had 2 daughters, Sarah and Jane. She died giving birth to a child that also died 18 Dec 1894 in Vernal Uintah Co. Utah. An Uncle, Robert Hartle? Also helped in caring for the orphan family until they moved to Vernal where Mary died. The boys then began to separate and find employment where they could.
Mary's daughter Jane married Samuel Page and raised a large family.
Samuel's oldest son lost his life by drowning in City Creek (Provo River, says one acct) . His name was Philemon Inman Hartle.
Samuel died as a child in England;
Rudolph born in Blackbury England died 22 July 1929, unmarried
William married Priscilla Cook and was the father of four...
Gertrude died as a child;
Sam married Emma Underwood.
Harry was the last to be born in England and was only a few days old when the family set sail for America on the Ship Idaho. He married Dolly Megswain.
Charles Frederick, was the first one born in America, was born 25 Nov 1875 in Charleston, Utah. He married Addie Allen 25 Dec 1910, and they raised a large family.

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  • Maintained by: Brenda
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64090
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