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 John Lovell

John Lovell

Birth
Death 13 Jan 1881 (aged 68)
Burial Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA
Plot A-4-6
Memorial ID 69313 · View Source
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[Bio by Lynette Roper]
John Lovell was born May 9, 1812, at Worrell, Somersetshire, England. His parents were Edmond Lovell and Silvia Williams. He married Ann Parsons at Bitton, Somersetshire, England, Feb. 15, 1835. They emigrated to Canada, where his uncle lived, the same year. They had 7 children, George, Sylvia, Edmund, John, Joseph Hyrum, William, and Martha. John and his wife were converted to "Mormonism" through the testimony of John Taylor and others and were baptized in February, 1837, by Almon W. Babbitt in Canada. They gathered with the Saints to Nauvoo, Ill. John was a stone mason by trade and worked on the Nauvoo Temple. Being driven out of Nauvoo by the mob, he settled at Big Bend, Pottawattamie county, Iowa, where his wife died from exposure in December 1851. John married Elizabeth Smith, in March 1952 and crossed the plains in 1852, arriving in Salt Lake City Oct. 2, 1852. He and Elizabeth never had any children. After residing temporarily in Utah county, he moved to Fillmore, Millard county, in 1853. Here he married widow Ane (Anna) Pedersen Jorgensen Anderson in April 1857 and raised her 3 sons, Anders Peder Anderson, Christian Anderson and Joseph Smith Anderson and had 5 living children, Castina, Ann,Brigham, John Edmund, and Sylvia. They moved to Deseret in 1860. John was ordained a High Priest May 2, 1861, by John A. Ray, and set apart as first counselor to President Jacob Croft at Deseret. He moved to Oak Creek in 1863 to preside over this new settlement. He held his position in the Oak City bishopric until 1880. John Lovell died Jan.13, 1881, in Oak City, Utah, as a faithful Latter-day Saint.



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  • Created by: Chad Nichols
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69313
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Lovell (9 May 1812–13 Jan 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69313, citing Oak City Cemetery, Oak City, Millard County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Chad Nichols (contributor 46813089) .