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.

If you recognize any of these people and have information to add or correct, please post a comment, including your email address if you wish, so we can be in touch. I would love to connect with other descendants of these family members.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sophronia Allen, 1829-1912


Born:  6 November 1829 in Burton, Cattaraugus, New York, United States
Died:  19 October 1912 in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States
Parents:  Andrew Lee Allen and Clarinda Knapp
Spouse:  Jacob H. Rose (md. 19 November 1849 at Coons Branch, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States)
Children:  Nancy Jane Rose

Spouse:  Abraham Foster (md. 23 February 1863 at Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States)
Children:  Abraham Foster, Alfred Foster, Alice Foster, Edith Ellen Foster

Saphronia Allen

Saphronia Allen was born 6 Nov. 1828 in Burton, Cattaraugus Co., New York.  She was the daughter of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen.  (The life story of Saphronia was never written down during her life-time and the following information has been gleaned from those who knew her personally in their childhood.  The majority of her important events are included in “Our Family” which was compiled by her brother, Charles.)

She was the smallest of the Allen family and had a lovely singing voice.  Her marriage to Jacob Rose ended in separation and she later married Abraham Foster while in San Bernardino, California.

Jacob Rose was not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but crossed the plains with the Saints and settled in Carson City, Nevada with his wife and daughter.  Though he was a good man, the difference in their religious beliefs caused a broken home.  But Saphronia found happiness within the Church by her marriage to Abraham Foster.  Most of their married life was spent “up the canyon” near Coveville, Utah.  They were not wealthy but found time to enjoy life.  Abraham had a fine sense of humor which made him popular wherever he went in his threshing work.

Saphronia was a good, fine woman.  She endured many hardships and reared her family with kindness and tolerance.

--Fuller, Gerald Ralph; Dial, Esther Fuller, Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen, (The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952) p. 113

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1829 November 6
Born at Burton, Cattaraugus, New York, second child and first daughter of Andrew Lee Allen and Clarinda Knapp [1]

1849 November 19
Age 20
Marries Jacob H. Rose in Coons Branch, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. [2]   They are later divorced.

1854 December 23
Age 25
Birth of Nancy Jane Rose in Carson City, Orsmley, Nevada.  She will later be adopted by Sophronia’s second husband.

1861 April 11
Age 31
Birth of son Abraham Foster in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada [3]

1863 February 23
Age 33
Marries Abraham Foster in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada

1866 February 19
Age 36
Birth of son Alfred Foster in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho [4]

1868 July 25
Age 38
Birth of daughter Alice Foster in Richmond, Cache, Utah [5]

1870 August 4
Age 40
Living in Richmond, Cache, Utah with husband Abraham, and children Jane (age 16), Abram (age 7), Alfred (age 4), and Alice (age 2) [6]

1870
Age 41
Birth of daughter Edith Ellen Foster in Cache, Utah

1883 March 11
Age 53
Death of husband Abraham Foster in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho [7]

1897 August
Age 67
Death of daughter Edith Ellen Foster.

1900 July 17
Age 70
Living in Rigby, Fremont, Idaho, United States with son Alfred (age 34), his wife Bertha J. (age 22), granddaughter Olivie I (age 5), granddaughter Edith E (age 3), grandson Alfred A. (age 1), and granddaughter Alice (age 3 months). [8]

1912 October 19
Age 82
Dies at Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.  Is buried in Richmond City Cemetery with husband Abraham. [9]
Richmond City Cemtery, Richmond, Cache, Utah
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[1]  Gravestone in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah.  FindaGrave memorial #59274495.  Viewed at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=foster&GSfn=abraham&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1883&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=59274495&df=all& on 1 June 2014.

[2]  "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJHZ-MJW : accessed 08 Jun 2014), Jacob H. Rose and Sophronia Allen, 19 Nov 1849; citing Coons Branch, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States; FHL microfilm 227280.

[3]  "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB6-43X : accessed 01 Jun 2014), Abraham Foster, 11 Mar 1936; citing Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, reference 97853, Department of Health and Welfare, Boise; FHL microfilm 1530931.

[4]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MM5P-NZ2 : accessed 01 Jun 2014), Alfred Foster, Menan, Lewisville, Rigby Precincts, Fremont, Idaho, United States; citing sheet 25A, family 413, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240232.

[5]  "BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HTC-RC4 : accessed 01 Jun 2014), Alice F. Purnell, 17 Apr 1953; citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

[6]  “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNCR-PDS : accessed 20 Mar 2013), Abram Foster, Utah, United States; citing p. 10, family 63, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 553109.

[7]  Gravestone in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah.  FindaGrave memorial #59274495.  Viewed at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=foster&GSfn=abraham&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1883&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=59274495&df=all& on 1 June 2014.

[8]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MM5P-NZT : accessed 12 Jun 2014), Saphrona Foster in household of Alfred Foster, Menan, Lewisville, Rigby Precincts, Fremont, Idaho, United States; citing sheet 25A, family 413, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240232.
  
[9] Gravestone in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah.  FindaGrave memorial #59274495.  Viewed at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=foster&GSfn=abraham&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1883&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=59274495&df=all& on 1 June 2014.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Abraham Foster, 1829-1883



Born:  4 April 1829 in Bradford, Pennsylvania
Died:  11 Mar 1883 in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho
Parents:  Abraham Foster and Amelia White
Spouse:  Eliza Ann Burt (md. 9 April 1848 in LaSalle, Illinois)
Children:  none

Spouse:  Sophronia Allen (md. 23 February 1863, Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada)
Children:  Nancy Jane (Rose) Foster, Abraham Foster, Alfred Foster, Alice Foster, Edith Ellen Foster

1829 April 4
Born, second child of Abraham Foster and Amelia White, in Bradford County, Pennsylvania [1]

1848 April 9
Age 18
Marries Eliza Ann Burt in LaSalle County, Illinois

1848
Age 18
Death of wife Eliza Ann.  She is buried is Earlville, LaSalle, Illinois

1854 December 23
Age 25
Birth of Nancy Jane Rose in Carson City, Orsmley, Nevada, to Jacob H. Rose and Sophronia Allen.  After they are divorced, Abraham will marry Sophronia and adopt Nancy Jane.

1861 April 11
Age 32
Birth of son Abraham Foster in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada [2]

1863 February 23
Age 33
Marries Sophronia Allen in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada

1866 February 19
Age 36
Birth of son Alfred Foster in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho [3]

1868 July 25
Age 39
Birth of daughter Alice Foster in Richmond, Cache, Utah [4]

1870 August 4
Age 41
Living in Richmond, Cache, Utah with wife Sophronia, and children Jane (age 16), Abram (age 7), Alfred (age 4), and Alice (age 2) [5]

1870
Age 41
Birth of daughter Edith Ellen Foster in Cache, Utah

1883 March 11
Age 53
Dies in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho and is buried in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah. [6]

Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah
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[1]  Gravestone in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah.  FindaGrave memorial #59274495.  Viewed at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=foster&GSfn=abraham&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1883&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=59274495&df=all& on 1 June 2014.

[2]"Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLB6-43X : accessed 01 Jun 2014), Abraham Foster, 11 Mar 1936; citing Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, reference 97853, Department of Health and Welfare, Boise; FHL microfilm 1530931.

[3]  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MM5P-NZ2 : accessed 01 Jun 2014), Alfred Foster, Menan, Lewisville, Rigby Precincts, Fremont, Idaho, United States; citing sheet 25A, family 413, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240232.

[4]  "BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2HTC-RC4 : accessed 01 Jun 2014), Alice F. Purnell, 17 Apr 1953; citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

[5]  “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNCR-PDS : accessed 20 Mar 2013), Abram Foster, Utah, United States; citing p. 10, family 63, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 553109.

[6]  Gravestone in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah.  FindaGrave memorial #59274495.  Viewed at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=foster&GSfn=abraham&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1883&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=59274495&df=all& on 1 June 2014.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Joseph White Pierce, 1805-1888

  • Born:  5 June 1805 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut
  • Died:  2 April 1888 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Parents:  John Pierce and Abigail Stow
  • Spouse:  Amanda Mary Heath (md. 16 December 1828 in Broome County, New York)
  • Children:  Elizabeth Pierce, Edwin Pierce, Mary Adeline Pierce, Catherine Amanda Pierce, Joseph Henry Pierce, Roxey or Roxie Abigail Pierce, George Pierce, Isaac Riley Pierce, Adelia Delilah Pierce, Lucy Jane Pierce, Julia Ann Menetta Pierce

Joseph White Pierce
(author unknown)

Born June 5 1805, Middletown, Middlesex Connecticut, USA.

Father: John Pierce. Mother; Abigail Stow.

Married: Amanda Mary Heath, December 16, 1828 in Windsor, Broome County New York.  He was 23 years old.

The lived at Janesseo, Broome County, New York where two children were born.   Elizabeth, January 1829.  She died that same year.  Edwin was born November 27, 1830 and died, August 28, 1832 at 21 months.

Joseph and his wife, Amanda joined the Church [of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] in New York, only a short distance from the birth place of Mormonism.   In April 1830 Joseph Smith made his first visit to Colesville, Broome County New York where several public meetings were held.   Later other visits were made.  No doubt, this is where they heard the Gospel from the lips of the prophet and joined the church sometime between then and 1832.

They followed the Church to Kirtland, Ohio in 1832, where he helped build the Kirtland Temple.  
Mary Adeline, who married William Ballard, born 22 November 1833 at Niagara, New York.   Catherine Amanda, born 18 February 1836, died 1 March 1837, at  13 months of age, Kirtland, Ohio.  
They lived in Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri.   Their fifth child, Joseph Henry was born here on 17 January 1838 and died 18 of February one month later.  Four of their first five children died before reaching the age of two.

January 29, 1839 in Far West, Missouri, Joseph White Pierce subscribed his name, along with many others, to pledge their available property to be disposed of by a committee, for the purpose of assisting the worthy poor and destitute to remove from the state in compliance with the order expelling them from the state of Missouri. (History of the Church Volume III pages 250 to 254.)

In Nauvoo, they lived in the same house as Hyrum Smith and knew and associated with the prophet Joseph Smith.  Amanda Mary Heath Pierce stated that, the death of the prophet gave her a very deep grief.
While in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, there were three children born.  Roxey Abigail, May 24, 1840.  She married John McRae, a brother to my grandmother, Mary Jane McRae.  George, born October 17, 1842 died November 11, 1842 at less than a month. Isaac Riley was born July 13, 1844, about two weeks after the prophet Joseph Smith was killed in Carthage Jail.  He was my grandfather.

They crossed the Mississippi on the ice as they were driven from Nauvoo.


Adelia Delialah, their ninth child was born January 13, 1847, somewhere in Iowa.   She married Al Workman.  She later married William Edger French and they moved to Canada and have a large posterity in that area.  Lucy Jane, their tenth child, was born March 22, 1850 at Silver Creek, Iowa.  She died February 18, 1851. She was only ten months old. 

Note: silver creek township is located on the south boundary of Pottawattamie County, about midway between the east and west boundary. This may have been the place of birth.  

Julia Ann Menetta, their 11th child was born at Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, August 3, 1852.  She married John Morgan Hughes.

The name of Kanesville was later changed to Council Bluffs.  They spent several years in this area, mostly at Kanesville.  Joseph White Pierce and his family followed the Church on all of its moves westward.  They were driven from five different homes.

They crossed the plains in 1853. 

They settled in Salt Lake City, at 5th South and 9th East.  (922 E. 500 S.)  They owned about 2 1/2 acres. They hauled timber and wood from the canyons and farmed and cleared land.  They homesteaded a ranch at the foot of Little Mountain, on the old Emigrant Trail in Emigration Canyon.  They also raised stock and farmed in the summer and spent winters in Salt Lake City.

Joseph White Pierce died April 2, 1888 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 82.

Deseret News, 1888-04-04, p. 16.

Gravestone in Salt Lake City Cemetery

http://www.piercesweb.com/individuals/josephw-pierce/index.html

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Timeline:
1805 June 5
Born in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut to John Pierce and Abigail Stow [1]

1828 December 16
Age 23
Marries Amanda Mary Heath in Broome County, New York

1829 January
Age 23
Birth of daughter Elizabeth in Janesseo, Broome, New York.  She dies later that same year.

1830 November 27
Age 25
Birth of son Edwin in Janesseo, Broome, New York.  He dies less than two years later on 28 August 1832.

1832 November 21
Age 27
Birth of daughter Mary Adeline in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio [2]

1836 February 18
Age 30
Birth of daughter Catherine Amanda in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio.  She dies just over a year later on 1 March 1837.

1838 January 17
Age 32
Birth of son Joseph Henry in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri  He only lives one month and one day, dying on 18 February 1838.

1840 May 24
Age 34
Birth of daughter Roxey or Roxie Abigail in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois [3]

1842 October 17
Age 37
Birth of son George in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.  He doesn’t live a month, dying 11 November 1842.

1844 July 13
Age 39
Birth of son Isaac Riley in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois [4]

1847 January 13
Age 41
Birth of daughter Adelia Delilah in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa

1850 April 22
Age 44
Birth of daughter Lucy Jane in Silver Creek, Greene, Iowa.  She dies less than a year old on 18 February 1851.

1852 August 3
Age 47
Birth of daughter Julia Ann Menetta in Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa

1853 June 8 to September 9-17
Age 48
Crosses the plains to Utah in the Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company.  Traveling with wife Amanda Mary, daughter Roxey Abigail (age 13), son Isaac Riley (age 9), daughter Adelia Delilah (age 7), and daughter Julia Ann Menetta (age 2).  They settle in the Salt Lake City Tenth Ward. [5, 6] 

1870 August 20
Age 65
Living in Salt Lake City 10th Ward, Utah, with wife Amanda and daughter Julia (age 18).  Working as a farmer.  His property is worth $1,000. [7]

1880 June 4
Age 74
Living in Salt Lake City 10th Ward, Utah, with wife Amanda.  Working as a farmer. [8]

1882 May 3
Age 76
Death of daughter Roxey or Roxie Abigail in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah [9]

1888 April 2
Age 82
Dies in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah [10]

[1]  "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F85Q-HJ2 : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Joseph W. Pierce, 1805.

[2]  "BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/27MG-J3J : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Mary A. Ballard, 24 May 1913.

[3]  "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F85N-XX3 : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Roxie Abigail Mc Rae, May 1840.

[4]  Andrew Jenson, 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, 4 vols. [Salt Lake City] vol. 2, p. 358.

[5]  "Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company." Pioneer Overland Travel. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.  http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/companyDetail?lang=eng&companyId=205 (Viewed online 12 February 2014).

[6]  Andrew Jenson, 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, 4 vols. [Salt Lake City] vol. 2, p. 358.

[7]  “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNCY-Q99 : accessed 28 Feb 2013), Joseph Pierce, Utah, United States; citing p. 10, family 78, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 553110.

[8]  “United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNSV-YWY : accessed 28 Feb 2013), Jos. W. Pierce, 1880.

[9]  "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F85N-XX3 : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Roxie Abigail Mc Rae, May 1840.

[10]  "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F85Q-HJ2 : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Joseph W. Pierce, 1805.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Amanda Mary Heath, 1810-1902

  • Born:  15 January 1810 in Windsor, Broome, New York
  • Died:  22 January 1902 in Salem, Utah, Utah
  • Parents:  Isaac Heath and Roxienne Heath
  • Spouse:  Joseph White Pierce (md. 16 December 1828 in Broome County, New York)
  • Children:  Elizabeth Pierce, Edwin Pierce, Mary Adeline Pierce, Catherine Amanda Pierce, Joseph Henry Pierce, Roxey or Roxie Abigail Pierce, George Pierce, Isaac Riley Pierce, Adelia Delilah Pierce, Lucy Jane Pierce, Julia Ann Menetta Pierce

History of Amanda Mary Heath Pierce
(Written by Madge Pierce as told to her by Martha Pierce Christensen.)

Amanda Mary Heath, was born in Broome County, New York, January 11, 18100.  She was the daughter of Isaac Heath and Roxienne Heath. Her mother died when she was very young. Very shortly after the death of her mother, her father passed away also, leaving her an orphan. She was reared by an uncle.

At an early age she married Joseph White Pierce of Middleton, Connecticut. She always said that he was of very fine people, above average in intelligence, gentlemanly and refined.

They joined the church [The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] in New York, living only a short distance from the "Birthplace of Mormonism." In April 1830, Joseph Smith made his first visit to Colesville, Broome County, New York. Several public meetings were held. In attendance were many friends and strangers. Later other visits were made to this section. Undoubtedly this is where she and her husband heard the Gospel from the lips of the Prophet and accepted it. They followed the Church in all of its moves westward. She often told how they were driving from five different homes.


Her husband helped build the Kirtland Temple. In Kirtland food was very scarce, and Amanda Mary, along with other women were charged with the responsibility of providing food for the temple workers.
They followed the Church in its westward move to Missouri, then to Nauvoo, Illinois. In Nauvoo, she and her husband lived in the same house as did the Hyrum Smith family. They knew and associated with the Prophet Joseph Smith. She often told about hearing the Prophet's funeral sermon, and how deeply his death grieved her. Two weeks after the martyrdom of the Prophet and Hyrum Smith, her son, Isaac Riley Pierce was born at Nauvoo, Illinois.

At the time the Saints were driven from Nauvoo, they had many provisions with them. She, Amanda Mary Heath, very courageously stood up for her rights and did not allow the angry mob to rob them of their provisions. At the time the Saints left Nauvoo, she and her family crossed the Mississippi River on the ice. She carried with her a clock about two feel tall and approximately 20 inches wide. This clock, which still runs is now owned by her grand-daughter, Martha Pierce Christensen, and is at present in the Daughter's of the Pioneers Relic Hall in Salem, Utah.

Leaving Nauvoo, she and her family spent several years at Winter Quarters, Iowa. They arrived in Utah in 1853 via covered wagon. They settled in the tenth Ward in Salt Lake City. They owned about two and one half acres on land (NE Quarter) at 9th East and 5th South. They also homesteaded a farm in Emigration Canyon. In the summer they lived on the farm and moved to town in the winter. The old monument honoring the entrance of the pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley was located on their farm.
Mary Amanda with her children who made it to the Salt Lake Valley.
Standing:  Julia Anne Manetta, Isaac Riley (Sr.), Adelia
Sitting:  Roxey, Amanda, Adline
Amanda Mary Heath Pierce, served in the Presidency of the 10th Ward Relief Society for many years. She was the mother of eleven children, 7 girls and 4 boys. Only five of her children lived to cross the plains, four girls and 1 boy, Isaac Riley Pierce.

She lived to be 92 years of age. She died January 23, 1902.

Deseret News 1902-01-25, p. 8
AGED WOMAN GONE.
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Mrs. Amanda Mary Pierce Passed the
Ninety-Second Milestone.
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   Mrs. Amanda Mary Pierce, an old resident of this state, passed away at the home of her son, Isaac R. Pierce of Salem, on the 23rd inst., at the venerable age of 92 years and 8 days.  She has been identified with the “Mormon” Church for more than half a century and has passed with her people through many trying ordeals.  She came to Utah with her husband, Joseph W. Pierce, in 1853, and settled in the Tenth ward where she lived until recently.  Mrs. Pierce was a good and benevolent woman and made many friends wherever she went.  Although she attained to a very advanced age she will be missed by her friends.
   The funeral will be held from the Tenth ward meeting house at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  The remains may be viewed at the residence of Mrs. B. E. Mills, 841 east Fifth South street, from 11:30 a. m. to 1 p. m.


Salt Lake Tribune 1902-01-26
DEATH OF MRS. PIERCE.
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Pioneer Woman Reached the Age of
Ninety-Two.
   The funeral of Mrs. Amanda M. Pierce, one of Utah’s pioneer women, who died Thursday morning at the venerable age of 92 years, will be held today at 2 o’clock from the Tenth ward meeting-house.  For nearly fifty years past Mrs. Pierce has made Utah her home, coming here the year after the settlement of Salt Lake valley with her husband, Joseph W. Pierce. Until several weeks ago she lived in the city, leaving here to visit relatives at Salem, Utah, where her death took place from general debility.  Death came unexpectedly, as she had appeared to be in good health and bade fair to live to reach the century mark.  Mrs. Pierce has a large number of friends throughout the State, who will hear of her death with the deepest sorrow.  The remains may be viewed from 11 to 1 o’clock today, at the home of Mrs. B. E. Mills, 841 East Fifth South street.

Gravestone in Salt Lake City Cemetery

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Timeline:

1810 January 15
Born to Isaac Heath and Roxienne Heath in Windsor, Broome, New York [1]

1828 December 16
Age 18
Marries Joseph White Pierce in Broome County, New York

1829 January
Age 19
Birth of daughter Elizabeth in Janesseo, Broome, New York.  She dies later that same year.

1830 November 27
Age 20
Birth of son Edwin in Janesseo, Broome, New York.  He dies less than two years later on 28 August 1832.

1832 November 21
Age 22
Birth of daughter Mary Adeline in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio [2]

1836 February 18
Age 26
Birth of daughter Catherine Amanda in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio.  She dies just over a year later on 1 March 1837.

1838 January 17
Age 28
Birth of son Joseph Henry in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri  He only lives one month and one day, dying on 18 February 1838.

1840 May 24
Age 30
Birth of daughter Roxey or Roxie Abigail in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois [3]

1842 October 17
Age 32
Birth of son George in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.  He doesn’t live a month, dying 11 November 1842.

1844 July 13
Age 35
Birth of son Isaac Riley in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois [4]

1847 January 13
Age 36
Birth of daughter Adelia Delilah in Bentonsport, Van Buren, Iowa

1850 April 22
Age 40
Birth of daughter Lucy Jane in Silver Creek, Greene, Iowa.  She dies less than a year old on 18 February 1851.

1852 August 3
Age 42
Birth of daughter Julia Ann Menetta in Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa

1853 June 8 to September 9-17
Age 43
Crosses the plains to Utah in the Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company.  Traveling with husband Joseph White Pierce, daughter Roxey Abigail (age 13), son Isaac Riley (age 9), daughter Adelia Delilah (age 7), and daughter Julia Ann Menetta (age 2).  They settle in the Salt Lake City Tenth Ward. [5], [6]

1882 May 3
Age 72
Death of daughter Roxey or Roxie Abigail in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah [7]

1888 April 2
Age 78
Death of husband, Joseph White Pierce in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah [8]

1900 June 5-6
Age 90
Living in Salem, Utah, Utah, with son Isaac R. and his family. [9]

1902 January 22
Age 92
Dies in Salem, Utah, Utah [10]  Is buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. [11]




[1] “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMRT-FJS : accessed 28 Feb 2013), Amanda M. Pierce in entry for Isaac R Pierce, 1900.

[2] "BillionGraves Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/27MG-J3J : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Mary A. Ballard, 24 May 1913.

[3] "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F85N-XX3 : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Roxie Abigail Mc Rae, May 1840.

[4] Andrew Jenson, 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, 4 vols. [Salt Lake City] vol. 2, p. 358.

[5] "Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company." Pioneer Overland Travel. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.  http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels/companyDetail?lang=eng&companyId=205 (Viewed online 12 February 2014).

[6] Andrew Jenson, 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, 4 vols. [Salt Lake City] vol. 2, p. 358.

[7] "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F85N-XX3 : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Roxie Abigail Mc Rae, May 1840.

[8] "Utah, Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F85Q-HJ2 : accessed 12 Feb 2014), Joseph W. Pierce, 1805.

[9]  “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMRT-FJS : accessed 28 Feb 2013), Amanda M. Pierce in entry for Isaac R Pierce, 1900.

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[11] Amanda Mary Heath Pierce at www.findagrave.com.  (Viewed online 12 Feb. 2014)