The Sarah Ann Bushman Rhodes home in Lehi

Sarah Ann Bushman Rhodes is the sister of my 2nd Great-grandpa, Jacob Bushman.  She was born 9 January 1833 in Strasburg, Lancaster County, PA

Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, p. 54
Her husband provided her with a separate home south of Lehi, but they were later forced by danger from Indians to move inside the Fort in a house which was part of the East Wall. After the danger was over, she lived in two other adobe homes built by her husband, the second one East of Lehi where she could help raise her own garden, fruit and livestock for a family of 12. She was a widow for twelve years, and at her death, June 18, 1917, she had 80 grandchildren, 112 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Here are some photos and information about her homes in Lehi, Utah.


From Wayne, Clark, Lehi Historian:

EARLIEST SETTLERS IN THE LEHI CITY FORT: Block 8(26). Lot 1. Alonzo Donnell Rhodes (1824-1893) of Trumbull County, Ohio, received the Mayor’s deed for Lot 1 on Block 8(26) in 1871. A home at 14 West, 200 South is on the site today. In the 1860 Census Rhodes was in dwelling 3480 with one of his wives, Sarah Ann Bushman Rhodes (1833-1917), on the site of the home that stands today at 90 South, 100 West. That was the site of the $200.00 house on his 1857 consecration deed. He appears to have been on the 14 West, 200 South home site, dwelling 151, with Sarah and children in the 1870 Census, and with Sarah and two other wives Barbara Ellen Kearns Rhodes (1824-1915) and Sarah Jane Lawrence Rhodes (1835-1908) and children in dwelling 177, dwelling 178 and dwelling 179 in the 1880 Census. It’s not clear who, if anyone, was on lot 1 of Block 8(26) in 1860.

I have received this from Dixie Aberle Grace, the current owner of the house at 14 West, 200 South:   I am the great-great grand-daughter of Alonzo Donnell Rhodes and Barbara Kearns Rhodes. The picture of the home with 2nd wife of Alonzo stranding in front of it, is the same exact home that is stranding there today. The home at the time of that picture had an address of 190 South Center. That door on center was closed off and the address became 14 W 200 So. I own the home and my grandchildren that live in that home are the seventh generation of my family that has lived in that home.

Rhodes, Sarah Ann Bushman home, Lehi

Here are some photos I took of Sarah’s home several years ago;2018-01-22_093824Rhodes, Sarah Bushman home 5th W. abt 700 So.

Comments from others about the Bushman/Rhodes home:

Lena Pennington I was born and raised my first 3 years of my life in this house where my Grandparents lived. My Mom Dad Sister and I lived here.

Paul Barnes This was my great great grandfather. He was the first sheriff of Lehi and quite the fiddle player. Helped to rescue the Willy-Martin handcart companies. The early settlers of Lehi gave us a lot to live up to!


Wayne Clark Here’s another photograph of the house from Dixie Aberle Grace. She identifies it as the 14 West, 200 South home with Alonzo’s daughter, Adeline, and her children in front. Adeline was Dixies great-grandmother. She reports that her parents were dedicated story tellers of our ancestors.


The Alonzo Donnell Rhodes and Sarah Ann Bushman Family:

Rhodes, Martin, John Franklin, Marcellus, front Alonzo, Sarah Ann BushmanRhodes, Sarah Ann Bushman

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