Mary <I>Greenwood</I> Broadbent

Mary Greenwood Broadbent

Birth
Todmorden, Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England
Death 7 Dec 1889 (aged 78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot J_7_4_4W
Memorial ID 83630742 · View Source
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Mary Greenwood Broadbent was born 30 April 1811 in Todmorden, Lancashire, England. She was the twelfth child of thirteen children born to James and Elizabeth Law Greenwood. Mary and her husband with their four children came to America sometime after the birth of their daughter Nancy (18 May 1842) [1842-1845] and before another daughter Esther was born (18 Feb 1845). They resided in Maysville, Kentucky and the later moved to St. Louis, Missouri sometime after December 1851. She was left a widow with two children at home in 1863. The following year on 29 June 1864 she and her two children, Nancy (21) and James William (12) came west to Salt Lake City with the John R. Murdoch mule train. They left from Wyoming, Nebraska arriving in Salt Lake Friday 26 August 1864. It was reported the weather was very warm with the temperatures at 91 degrees F in the shade. John R. Murdoch's mule train arrived with 78 emigrating Saints. She died in Salt Lake City, Utah on 7 December 1899.

MARY GREENWOOD BROADBENT Pioneer 1864. Mary Greenwood (Broadbent) was born April 30, 1811 in Todmorden England. Her parents were James Greenwood and Elizabeth Lau (born 1769, died 1842). She married James William Broadbent in 1835. He was born April 12, 1811 at Hurst England, and died in Illinois Nov. 28, 1863. They had seven children, Grace was born June 11, 1836 and married Jesse Eastus Murphy. Twins Francis (Frank B) and Elizabeth were born April 28, 1839. Nancy was born May 18, 1842 and married Hyrum Pearse Folsom in Utah. Esther was born Feb 18, 1845 and Mary born July 5 in 1848. Both died in Kentucky as babies. James William was born Dec. 14, 1857 in Marysville, Kentucky. He married Ellen Stevens in 1874 in Utah. Mary Greenwood Broadbent had a patriarchal blessing 'which promised she would come to Zion. William Broadbent died Nov. 28, 1863 in Illinois. Mary felt very downhearted as she had wanted to come to Salt Lake. The way was opened up to her. Her brother was able to bring them west, in fact it turned out to be a pleasure trip as they enjoyed the journey. They emigrated to Utah in a private company of mules and wagons, arriving in Salt Lake City in 1864. She lived for many years with her son James William Broadbent in Salt Lake City.


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  • Added: 17 Jan 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 83630742
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Greenwood Broadbent (30 Apr 1811–7 Dec 1889), Find a Grave Memorial no. 83630742, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Redriver (contributor 47269236) .