Elizabeth Ann <I>Freestone</I> Jensen

Elizabeth Ann Freestone Jensen

Huntersville, Hardin County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Nov 1898 (aged 56)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Alpine, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 8408994 · View Source
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Elizabeth Ann Freestone, born 26 January 1842 at Huntersville, Hardin County, Ohio. She is the daughter of Thomas Freestone and Ann Fall of England. Her Parents were married in 1836 at Prince Edward Island, and their first child, George, was born there 13 August 1838. Thomas Freestone was a gardener and dyke builder by trade. Their second child, James Fall, was born 5 May 1840 on the ocean when they were coming to America.The Freestones settled in Huntersville, Hardin County, Ohio. Here Elizabeth Ann, Rhoda, Phoebe Ellen, Johannah and Emma Sarah were born.

In the summer of 1853, they joined the Daniel Miller Co. to cross the plains to Utah.* This family of eight had one covered wagon pulled by an oxen and a cow. They had very few supplies and they milked the cow until she dried up. They had to depend on hunting for most of their food, but George and James were good marksmen and they usually had something to eat. They arrived in Utah the 9 Sep 1853 and made their home in Alpine. Here Jane Marie was born 1 December 1855.

Thomas Freestone was killed by Indians while crossing the trail near Parawon, July I858. [Some accounts say Sept.]

Ann later married Andrew Hodnett. He was a fine man and they were very happy. Elizabeth was about 12 years old at this time. When she was about 15 she married John Langston. He had a wife an children older than she was. She had two children, George and Ellen, by him. This was not a happy marriage and Elizabeth obtained a divorce. Elizabeth married Lars Rove Jensen. His first wife, Jane Dunsden, died leaving him with four children. Elizabeth raised the two boys, Lars and Thomas. Jane Dunsden's mother raised the two girls.

Jensens sold their farm and moved to Orderville where they worked in the United Order for 5 years. Eight children were born to them, Reuben, Annie, Frank, Alanzo, Joseph and Rhoda Laura, Emma Jane and Samuel. Alanzo, Joseph and Samuel died as infants.

Lars went to Salt Lake to do some trucking with a team and wagon. When he returned he made his family acquainted with his third wife, Agnes Wark Smith, and her five children. This was a great shock to Elizabeth and she found it hard to forgive him for taking another wife without speaking to her first. [See circumstances in Lars Rove Jensen history.]

Lars decided to move to Provo and wanted Elizabeth to go with him but she did not want to go as Reuben and Frank were doing so well in carpenter work. So Lars and Agnes and
her family moved and Elizabeth and her family stayed in Orderville. Reuben built her a nice three room house with a porch. Elizabeth's health was poor because she had gone through so many hardships in her life. She was medium size and had dark hair and eyes. She was quiet, gentle and very religious. She never missed a meeting. Every evening she would read the Bible or Book of Mormon to her children. She did a lot of sewing and made all the clothes for her family. She liked to compose poetry, prose and song. She had several books full. She died of a stroke at the age of 56 on 27 November 1898.

Lars and Thomas Jensen, her stepsons, paid this tribute to her. They thought she was a wonderful woman. Their own mother could not have done more for them. They never forgot her teachings.

Note: There is one daughter by John Langston that has been linked separately.
Elizabeth Ellen Langston Swett #5527745
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"An affectionate mother and firm believer in the church."



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Ann Freestone Jensen (26 Jan 1842–27 Nov 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8408994, citing Alpine City Cemetery, Alpine, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Sunflower Lady (contributor 47004080) .