Frances Amelia Turley b. 1 January 1825, d. 1 December 1846 in childbirth at Winter Quarters

Frances Amelia Turley was the second child of Theodore and Frances Kimberley Turley. She was born 1 January 1824 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.  She grew up in Churchville, Upper Canada, where her family joined the LDS Church in 1837 when she was thirteen years old.  Her father, Theodore had been a traveling Methodist preacher.  He was baptized by Parley P. Pratt and he became a missionary to many of his friends there.

The Turley family left Churchville, traveling with a body of Saints to Far West in July 1838. These were hard times for the Saints.  There was a great deal of sickness and persecution.

Once when the mob were stealing stock in Far West, Frances told her father to give her Old John, and she climbed on him with a loaded blackwhip (handle loaded with buckshot). She rode into the herd and got the stock and hit one of the mobbers with the blackwhip. She brought back the cows and the bull. Another time Frances took her father and his friends to a meeting in Nauvoo in a sleigh and on her return the buffalo robe blew up in front of the horse, causing him to run away. She jumped on the horse and brought it to a stop. A man that watched the procedure joked with Theodore and offered him a thousand dollars for Frances. At this it is said that Theodore acted very indignant.  Frances, when only 14 years of age, went up against the mobbers and got her cows and bull back and whopped one of the mobbers with the blackwhip!

Her father, Theodore was called on a mission to England in  1839 after the family moved to Nauvoo.  The family stayed behind, making do with very little.

Prior to leaving Nauvoo, Frances received her endowment with her parents (and sister Mary Ann) on the 20th of December 1845. She was married to Cyrus Daniels on 24 January 1846 in Winter Quarters.

Tragically, Franny died only 10 months later, on December 1, 1847 in Winter Quarters while giving birth to her first child and the first grandchild of Theodore and Frances, who also died. Frances was 21 years and 11 months of age when she died. She and her baby daughter, Frances G. Daniels,were buried together in grave site #20. Nine months later, on August 30, 1847, her dear mother died “of scurvy” and was joined with them in death in the same grave site.  Cyrus Daniels also died in 1846.  The details of his death are unknown.

WQ Family MemorialWQ Art

Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1830-1848
Compiled By Susan Easton Black
Religious Studies Center Brigham Young University

Daniels, Cyrus (Male)
[Ref: Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46; Temple Index Bureau; Nauvoo Social History Project, Smith, James; Missouri Listing]
Birth: Daniels, Cyrus (Male)
Date: September 12, 1803 [Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register]
Place: Nelson, Madison, NY, USA [TIB]
Parents: Daniels, Cyrus (Male)
Father: Daniels, Adam [TIB]
Mother: _______, Phoebe [TIB]
Marriage Information: Daniels, Cyrus (Male)
Spouse: Turley, Frances A. [Nauvoo Temple Index Bureau]
Church Ordinance Data: Daniels, Cyrus (Male)
Ordained Elder [TIB]
Temple Ordinance Data: Daniels, Cyrus (Male) [TIB]
Baptism Date: May 6, 1980 [TIB]
Endowment Date: January 8, 1846 [Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register]
Temple: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
Sealed to Spouse Date: January 24, 1846 [TIB]
Places of Residence: Daniels, Cyrus (Male) MO, USA [Missouri Listing, Nauvoo, Hancock, IL]

Daniels, Frances A. (Female)
[Ref: Nebraska, Winter Quarters, LDS Monument. . . Inscriptions on Tombstones LDS Burial Grounds, Susan Easton Black]
Birth: Daniels, Frances A. (Female) Date: January 1, 1825
Place: Birmingham, ENG
Death: Daniels, Frances A. (Female) Date: December 1, 1846
Place: Winter Quarters, NE, USA
Marriage Information: Daniels, Frances A. (Female)
Spouse: Daniels, Cyrus
Children: Daniels, Frances A. (Female)
[Inscriptions on Tombstones LDS Burial Grounds, Susan Easton Black]
Name: Birthdate: Place:
Daniels, Frances S. December 1, 1846

Daniels, Frances S. (Female)
[Ref: Nebraska, Winter Quarters, LDS Monument. . . Inscriptions on Tombstones LDS Burial Grounds, Susan Easton Black]
Birth: Daniels, Frances S. (Female)
Date: December 1, 1846
Place: Winter Quarters, NE, USA
Parents: Daniels, Frances S. (Female)
Father: Daniels, Cyrus
Mother: _______, Frances A.
Death: Daniels, Frances S. (Female) Date: December 1, 1846
Place: Winter Quarters, NE, USA

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