Alonzo Donnell Rhodes, Settler in Lehi, Utah, Husband of Sarah Ann Bushman

Rhodes, Alonzo Donnell b. 1824, PPMU

lehi fort wall 1

Lehi Fort and Wall

Wayne Clark posted on Lehi Historical Society and Archives Facebook Page:

20 Jan 2018:
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.

2 Feb 2018:
EARLIEST SETTLERS IN THE LEHI CITY FORT: Lot 1, Block 10(32). Alonzo Donnell Rhodes (1824-1893) listed a $200.00 house of unspecified type on the eastern one-half of Lot 1 on Block 10(32) on his 1857 consecration deed. Twenty-five-year-old Alonzo Rhodes was with his wife, 27-year-old Sarah Ann Bushman (1833-1917) and their three children in dwelling 3480 in the 1860 Census. An adobe dwelling at Position 19 on the 1890, 1898, 1907 and 1922 Sanborn maps appears to be the home that stands on Lot 1 today at 90 South, 100 West. Alonzo Rhodes arrived in the Utah Territory in September, 1851. He was one of the 1851 settlers at Dry Creek. Rhodes married to Sarah Ann Bushman in 1852. He’s listed as having had one of the cabins on the South side of the 1853 Lehi City fort. His first wife, Barbara Ellen Kearns Rhodes (1824-1915), was in a home on Lot 1(17) on the site of a home that stands today at 217 South, 100 West with her children by Alonzo Rhodes in dwelling 3522 in Lehi in the 1860 Census.

Alonzo Donnell Rhodes moved from the Block 10(32) home before the 1870. William Lawrence Hutchings (1829-1908) of Somerset, England, received the Mayor’s deed for the eastern half of Lot 1 on Block 32, the property on Rhodes’ consecration deed, in 1871. Thirty-year-old William Hutchings was with his wife, 30-year-old Mary Robbins Hutchings (1829-1902), in dwelling 3456 in the 1860 Census. Hutchings crossed the plains in the Israel Evans company which arrived in Great Salt Lake City in September, 1857. He probably went directly to Lehi. The Hutching’s neighbors indicate that they were outside the fort instead of on the Block 10(32) property in 1860. They may have been on the site of the home at 678 North, 200 West, the home of John Hutchings (1889-1977), son of William Lawrence Hutchings and Mary Wanlass Hutchings (1848-1907).

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