Davidson and Farrier Family Histories

This is a site for us to upload family histories and pictures of our Davidson and Farrier family ancestors. I have not written most of the histories, although I have put together the timelines. The histories have been gathered from various sources, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of their information.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Robert Siddoway, 1828-1893

  • Born 6 June 1828 Washington, Durham, , England
  • Died 14 August 1893 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Parents: Richard Siddoway and Susanna Clayton
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Dawson (md. 9 September 1849 Sunderland, Durham, England)
  • Children:  Isabella Siddoway, Richard Siddoway, Robert Siddoway, Jr., Susanna Siddoway
  • Spouse: Emma Jackson (md. 1 September 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah)
  • Children: James William Siddoway, Edwin Siddoway, Elizabeth Siddoway, Emily Annie Siddoway, Susan Siddoway, Sylvia Siddoway, Francis Siddoway, Amos Siddoway, Eliza May Siddoway
  • Spouse: Fanny Wilkinson (md. 27 May 1865 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah)
  • Children: Louisa Ann Siddoway, William Henry Siddoway
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Thane Siddoway, also a descendant of Robert Siddoway, wrote a research paper about Robert and his family for a history class at BYU in 1977.  With his permission, I have uploaded his history to Skydrive, and you can read it here.

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1828 June 6
Born in Washington, Durham, England  [1]

1832 August 14
Age 4
Mother Susannah Clayton (Cloughton) is buried in Heworth, Durham, England  [2]

1841
Age 13
Living in Southwick, Durham, England with father Richard Siddoway, step-mother Mary Turnbull, and half-brother John (age 2)  [3, 4]  

1849 September 9
Age 21
Marries Elizabeth Dawson in Sunderland, Durham, England

1849 November 28
Age 21
Birth of daughter Isabella in Southwick, Durham, England. Is christened 4 December 1849.  [5, 6] 

1852 February 13
Age 23
Birth of son Richard Siddoway in Southwick, Durham, England  [7, 8]

1853 December 25
Age 25
Birth of son Robert Siddoway in Sunderland, Durham, England.  Christened 22 January 1854.  [9]

1855 September 30
Age 27
Father Richard Siddoway dies in Southwick, Durham, England.  Is buried 2 October 1855.   [10]

1856 June 15
Age 28
Arrives on Ship Thornton from Liverpool, England, to New York, riding in Upper Between Deck with wife Eliza, and children Isabel, Rich’d, and Robt.  Also with half-brother Jno Siddoway and sister-in-law Mary Siddoway.  His occupation is listed as “smith.”   [11]

1857
Age 29
Birth and death of daughter Susannah in Pottsville, Schuykill, Pennsylvania

1859 May 10
Age 30
Death of wife Elizabeth Dawson in Ashland, Schuykill, Pennsylvania.  Dies in childbirth along with baby girl.

1860 June 6
Age 32
Leaves Florence, Nebraska (now Omaha) with the Daniel Robinson handcart company, the 9th Mormon handcart company.  Is traveling with daughter Isabella (age 10), son Richard (age 8), son Robert, Jr. (age 6), half-brother John Siddoway (age 22), and sister-in-law Mary Jones Siddoway (age 23). Future wife Emma Jackson is also in this company.  They arrive in Salt Lake on 27 August 1860.  [12]

Daughter Isabella later wrote of their journey: "The journey being longer than we expected, our clothing, shoes and provisions grew very scanty long before we reached our destination. Our shoes were so badly worn that at night, after a long day's walk over the rough ground, I would have to pick the pebbles from my little brother's torn and bleeding feet, as well as my own. When we were near Laramie, Wyoming, our provisions grew very short, so much so that each person was rationed to one-half pound of flour a day. Sister Hannah Lapish, one of the members of our company, had some jewelry she had brought from England with her. She took it to a trading post, and exchanged it for seven hundred pounds of flour, which greatly relieved our want until we were met by a relief party at Green River, sent out by President Brigham Young, with 2500 pounds of flour and 500 pounds of bacon which lasted us until we reached the Valley. We were very fortunate in only having one death during our journey, and that being a little child. After arriving in Salt Lake Lake City, we looked upon the then almost barren country, and compaired [sic] it to the green fields and comfortable homes we had left in old England. Was it any wonder that we were hart-sick and disappointed with our new surroundings! With a little band of people, a scattered house and a green field here and there, very little to eat and less to wear, the first few years of our new home-making was very trying. But with one aim, and having been driven from place to place on account of their religious belief, which made them almost as united as one large family, this little band of courageous people turned a desert into the beautiful city we now have."  [13]

1860 September 1
Age 32
Marries Emma Jackson in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

1861 September 14
Age 33
Birth of son James William (son of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  [14]

1863 July 24
Age 35
Birth of son Edwin (son of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

1864 March 26
Age 35
Death of son Edwin at age 8 months.

1865 April 21
Age 36
Birth of daughter Elizabeth (daughter of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

1865 May 27
Age 36
Marries Fanny Wilkinson in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

1866 October 18
Age 38
Birth of daughter Louisa Ann (daughter of Fanny Wilkinson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  [15]

1867 February 24
Age 38
Birth of daughter Emily Annie (daughter of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  [16]

1868 October 9
Age 40
Birth of son William Henry (son of Fanny Wilkinson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  [17]

1869 July 19
Age 41
Birth of daughter Susan (daughter of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

1870 August 8
Age 42
Living in Sugar House Ward, Salt Lake, Utah with wife Emma and children James (age 9), Lizzie (age 5), Hannah (age 4), Louis (age 4), William H. (age 2), Susan C. (age 8 months), Richard (age 18), and Robert (age 16).  Lists occupation as millwright.  [18]

1871 February 1
Age 42
Death of daughter Susan

1872 January 19
Age 43
Birth of daughter Sylvia (daughter of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  [19]

1874 March 24
Age 45
Birth of son Francis (Frank) (son of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  [20]

1876 September 21
Age 48
Birth of son Amos (son of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  [21]

1879 May 17
Age 50
Birth of daughter Eliza May (daughter of Emma Jackson) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah  [22]


1880 June 9
Age 52
Living in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, with wife Emma and children Jas. Wm. (age 18), Eliza (age 15), Emily (age 13), Sylvia (age 8), Frank (age 6), Amos (age 4), and Eliza May (age 1).  Lists occupation as carpenter.  [23]

1893 August 14
Age 65
Dies in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah [24]


Deseret Evening News, 1893-08-15, p. 5

Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah

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[1]  "BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KSG3-MZS : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Robert Siddoway, 14 Aug 1893.

[2]  Burial record for Susannah Cloughton.  Found on PR's Heworth, Durham, England Film 1885534. PR's Heworth, Durham England Film 091095.

[3]  England and Wales Census, 1841," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQB8-LH8 : accessed 02 Apr 2013), Robt Siddoway, 1841.

[4]  Siddoway, Thane, “The Immigrant, Robert Siddoway : A research paper presented to Dr. Eugene Cambell, Brigham Young University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for History 490,” unpublished manuscript, April 1977, p. [iii].

[5]  "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ4Y-RVN : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Isabella Siddoway Armstrong, 1930.

[6]  "England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JSJ5-MF7 : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Isabella Siddoway, 04 Dec 1849.

[7]  "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQ4N-YWL : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Robert Siddoway, 1921.

[8]  "England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J7PX-HF7 : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Richard Siddoway, 13 Feb 1852.

[9]  "England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVPK-1JY : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Robert Siddoway, 22 Jan 1854.

[10]  "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JZM5-56J : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Richard Siddoway, .

[11]  Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Ship Thornton.  http://immigrantships.net/1800/thornton18560615.html  Viewed online March 2013.

[12]  Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website.  Viewed March 2013. http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/companyPioneers?lang=eng&companyId=255

[13]  Entry for Isabella Siddoway Armstrong in Andrew Jensen, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, vol. 2, p. 484.

[14]  "BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VT7Z-F6T : accessed 28 Mar 2013), James Siddoway, 1917.

[15]  "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8GX-968 : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Hyrum W. Taylor and Louise A. Siddoway, 1890.

[16]  "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8GK-5V9 : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Stephen Bond and Emily Siddoway, 1890.

[17]  "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZL2-YP1 : accessed 28 Mar 2013), William Henry Siddoway, 25 Oct 1950.

[18]  “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNCT-BXG : accessed 09 Feb 2013), Robert Siddoway in household of Robert Siddoway, Utah, United States; citing p. 4, family 26, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 553110.

[19]  "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZLK-MBS : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Sylvia Siddoway Harries, 21 Jan 1950.

[20]  "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8GK-RYW : accessed 28 Mar 2013), Frank Siddoway and Alice Harris, 1897.

[21]  "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J1TZ-7TY : accessed 09 Feb 2013), Amos Siddoway, November 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

[22]  "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP62-MJJ : accessed 28 Mar 2013), May S Vancott, 1968.

[23]  “United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/ MNSV-LG6 : accessed 09 Feb 2013), Robt. Siddoway, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing sheet 15B, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-1337.

[24]  "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQH1-17W : accessed 9 Feb 2013), Robert Siddoway, 1893.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Kathy,
Delighted to find your website. Robert Siddoway is my gg grandfather through his first wife Elizabeth. Their children so you can enter them were Isabelle, Richard, and Robert Jr.

I too am a Kathy (SLC), return missionary LA, BYU Grad. Thanks for your work

Kathy said...

Great to hear from you, Kathy! And thanks for the additional info. I love to find more Siddoways!

Michelle P. said...

I too am a descendant of this man! :) His daughter, Isabel, married Francis Armstrong, who built the Armstrong Mansion in Salt Lake City, UT. Isabel's nephew, Francis Siddoway, used to visit her often at the Armstrong Mansion. It was there that he met Isabel's maid, Mary Andersen, from Denmark. They were married, and one of their children, Edna Isabel Siddoway Allison, is my grandmother. :) She was born and raised in Rockport, which is now a lake. :)

Kathy said...

Michelle--Great to hear from you! That's a neat bit of history that I didn't know. Nice to meet another "cousin"!