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 Brigham Anderson Lovell

Brigham Anderson Lovell

Deseret, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 3 Apr 1948 (aged 86)
Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Burial Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot B-10-4
Memorial ID 69211 · View Source
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Brigham Anderson LOVELL was born in the old Fort at Deseret, Millard County, UT. He was the first white child to be born in Deseret. His parents were some of the first settlers there, enduring hardships and privations incident to settling a new country. The walls of the old fort, which were built about 1855, still stand. It is a high wall about 10 feet high and made of straw and mud with port holes every few feet through which the settlers would shoot attacking Indians. They had trouble with the Indians who made their permanent camping grounds near Black Rock just below Deseret. Very often they came begging for flour and other food stuffs that were so hard to get in those days. One day, a whole crowd of Indians came to the fort. They seemed to be peaceable enough, but curious, for they were looking in at the gate and all around. They could not speak English, so it took an interpreter a long time to make out what they wanted. It so happened that these Indians had seen white men many times but had never seen a white woman. Somehow they had heard that a white woman was there. Brigham's mother was the object of their curiosity. She gave them flour and food and after looking her over they went away satisfied. This first visit won their friendship and they became favored with the Indians from then on.
-source: "The Descendants of Ane PEDERSEN LOVELL", compiled and edited by Glenn and Maurine WIDDISON.

Brigham Lovell, Oak City Pioneer.

Brigham Lovell, one of Oak City's pioneers, and the first white child born in Deseret, died at his home in Oak City, Saturday, April 3 at 5 p.m. of a heart ailment and causes incident to age.

He was born in Deseret, Dec. 19, 1861, a son of John and Anna Jorgenson Lovell, pioneers who came to Fillmore in 1855.

They were called to colonize Deseret in March, 1860, by Pres. Brigham Young with other Fillmore settlers, where they helped to establish the new community. The pioneers built the first dam on the Sevier river and Mr. Lovell's mother was the first white woman to reside in Deseret.

In 1866, the family moved to Oak Creek, where the home the father built was one of five houses in the settlement that is now Oak City. Mr. Lovell has resided there since, engaged in farming, raising of livestock, fruits and garden produce.

He was married Oct. 9, 1884, to Harriet Wiggell Talbot, in the old Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Daniel H. Wells officiating. They were the parents of nine children, four of whom with Mrs. Lovell, are surviving: Mrs. Margaret Duncan, of Eureka; Mrs. Retta Peterson, Earl Lovell and Mrs. Vera Poulson, of Oak City. There are 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. One brother, John E. Lovell, born at Deseret in 1863, also survives, at Oak City. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and active all his long life in works for church and community good. He was a member of Deseret Stake High Priest Quorum at the time of his death.

Funeral services were held in Oak City ward chapel Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., by Burnis Finlinson, bishop. Interment was in the Oak City cemetery.

Brigham and Hariett had nine children:
* Margaret Alice Lovell (1885-1967)
* Aretta Harriet Lovell (1886-1971)
* Milton Brigham Lovell (1889-1945)
* Wilford Thomas Lovell (1891-)
* Myrtle Virginia Lovell (1893-1902)
* Arthur James Lovell (1895-1906)
* Vera May Lovell (1900-1983)
* Earl Talbot Lovell (1903-1964)
* Joseph Melvin Lovell (1905-1913)




  • Maintained by: Dan Convery #46800076
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69211
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brigham Anderson Lovell (19 Dec 1861–3 Apr 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69211, citing Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Dan Convery #46800076 (contributor 46800076) .