Category Archives: Bushman Family

John Bushman sent from Lehi to Assist Poor Immigrants in their Trip to Utah, May 1862

In 1862 John Bushman was a young 19-year-old man ready for adventure.  He and other young men from Lehi were sent to help assist poor immigrants crossing the plains.  Here is an interesting account of their adventures: Lehi Centennial History … Continue reading

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Peter, James and John (Bushman) Colonize St. Joseph, Arizona, 1877

Here is a fascinating life story of Peter Julius Christofferson, who worked with John Bushman to colonize St. Joseph Arizona.  His details and descriptions give us a good feel for life in these new frontier towns in Arizona. John Bushman … Continue reading

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Elias Albert Bushman, Jr. b. 20 April 1881

History of Lehi, pp. 697-698 Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee Written by Hamilton Gardner The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913 Elias Albert Bushman, Jr., son of Elias Albert Bushman and Margaret Zimmerman was born April 20, 1881, … Continue reading

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Biography of Alonzo Daniel Rhodes b. 17 April 1853, Lehi, Utah

Alonzo Daniel Rhodes was born on 17 April 1853 to Alonzo Donnell and Sarah Ann Bushman Rhodes. His father, Alonzo Donnell Rhodes was born 2 September 1824 in Fowler, Trumbull,Ohio to Erie and Eunice Wright Rhodes. His father first married … Continue reading

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The Mantle of the Prophet — John Bushman’s Testimony

On July 26, 1887, Elder Wilford Woodruff was in Sanpete County, Utah, hiding from federal agents seeking him on anti-polygamy warrants when he learned of President John Taylor’s death in Kaysville, Utah. He returned to Salt Lake City in secret to … Continue reading

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John Bushman Participates in the Black Hawk War, 1865-67

From:  Lehi Centennial History 1850-1950: A History of Lehi for One Hundred Years, pp. 113-115 The Black Hawk War 1865-1867 Almost twenty years had elapsed since the pioneers first essayed their fortune on the banks of the great Inland Sea. … Continue reading

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Lucinda Goodwin, wife of Martin Benjamin Bushman, b. 4 April 1843, Bethany, CT

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 3, p.545 In 1857 the Goodwins started the journey to Utah where they spent the winter of 1857–58 in St. George. Early in 1859 they arrived in Lehi where they established a permanent home. It was … Continue reading

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