Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin Bushman by H. Dale Goodwin

Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin Bushman
Isaac and Laura Hotchkiss, Vol. 1 History. pp. 259-261
by H. Dale Goodwinpp. 259-261

Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin was born April 4, 1843, somewhere in New Haven County, Connecticut. Her daughter wrote that she was born in Bethany, but no documentation of her birth has survived. Her endowment record shows New Haven, which could mean New Haven County. Her mother may have been staying with one of the many relatives who still resided in Bethany at that time.

Like her brothers and sisters, she was placed under the care of some other family following the death of her mother on the voyage of the ship “Brooklyn.” She spent quiet a bit of time with a Spanish family where, like her brother Edwin, she learned to speak Spanish fluently. She told her children of riging a donkey to visit her father. Part of the time she lived with the Marshall family.

When the family arrived in Lehi, Lucinda met and married Martin Benjamin Bushman, March 21, 1863, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. Brigham Young performed the marriage. The first week of their marriage was spent with her parents, then they moved to a little house where they lived for a year until they could buy a lot and build their own home. Lucinda bore ten children, all of whom were born in Lehi. Among the children were two pairs of twins.

Lucinda was a large woman, about five feet, nine inches in height weighing nearly two hundred pounds. She had grey eyes and brown hair. Her life was filled with heartache, having lost seven of her ten children before she died December 9, 1907. She is buried in the Lehi Cemetery next to her husband Martin. Both of her sons filled missions for the Church, with her second son Lewis Jacob, dying of typhoid fever in the mission field in Kentucky, October 31, 1897.

Much of this information is from Emmerette Bushman Archibald’s Life Sketch of Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin Bushman, unpublished.


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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

Bushman, John b. 1843.2

John Bushman abt 1865

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. The two decades had witnessed many changes, both in the life of the settlers themselves and in the conditions which confronted them. Carrying out their colonization policy, they had spread into all parts of the Territory, founding little colonies on a basis of permanency and self-support. The southern and central parts of Utah, especially, had been the scene of numerous attempts at establishing settlements, and in the main they were successful.

Thus there grew up San Pete, Sevier, Piute, Iron, and Beaver counties. The colonists had almost universally been at peace with the Indians. Naturally, disagreements had arisen over various matters, but with patience and forbearance they had generally been adjusted without delay or trouble. Still, the never-ceasing advance of the whites had aroused the animosity of many of the Indians, so that by 1865 it was a delicate matter to restrain them.

On April 9, 1865, in Manti, during the course of a quarrel over some stolen cattle, John Lowry of that place unceremoniously pulled a certain Chief Jake from his horse, thereby seriously offending his dignity and inciting the ire of his tribesmen. It needed but this trifling cause to fan the subdued angel of the Indians into flames. The same night the red men raided the cattle and drove most of them off. Next day they attacked a rescuing party and killed one of its members.

Thus began the Black Hawk War, so named from the wily chief who later assumed the leadership of the savages. The Territorial militia was immediately mustered into service, and during the next three summers, under command of Daniel H. Wells, it performed valuable service in protecting the lives and property of the southern settlers.

As part of this citizen soldiery, forty men from Lehi participated in the war. At different times during 1866 and 1867, they joined expeditions to the south and served in the campaigns in San Pete and Sevier counties. At home the utmost vigilance was observed; the town was constantly under guard; the cattle and horses were watched with unceasing care. As a result, Lehi’s total loss in the Black Hawk War was a few horses.

Preliminary Expeditions
The first company to leave Lehi was under command of Washburn Chipman, of American Fork, and the date of its departure was March 3, 1866. Together with a number of men from neighboring towns, James V .Kirkham, William Simons, Elisha H. Davis, Jr., James Lamb, and Henry Mallet made up this party. The route lay through Cedar Valley, Tintic Valley and then south to Cherry Cheek. During the whole march, the expedition never once caught sight of an Indian, although several times they were in the near proximity of skirmishes between the savages and other troops. The company disbanded in Lehi, March 22.

A second relief party was organized in the following April to rescue some white men who had been taken captive by Chief Tabby, in Strawberry Valley, of whose condition the people of Lehi had learned through Joseph Murdock of Heber. Under the command of Colonel Paulinas H. Allred, Samuel Taylor, William Bone, Jr., John Bushman, Edward Cox, William Sparks, John Zimmerman, James Kirkham, Elisha H. Davis, Jr., Edwin Goodwin, Daniel W, Thomas, Henry Mallet, and Stephen Ross joined a like number of men from American Fork and four from Pleasant Grove, and proceeded to the mouth of Provo Canyon, where they expected to be joined by reinforcements from Provo. Shortly before reaching that place, however, a messenger from Heber met them and informed them that through a bribe of a number of cattle, the captives had been released. The company immediately returned home, but held themselves in readiness for service at a moment’s notice.

Second Company
Came another call for men on June 12. In response, William H. Winn was appointed captain of a company. John Zimmerman as his second lieutenant, Jasper Rolf as sergeant, and the following  as privates: Loren Olmstead, John Bushman, Henry Mallet, Edwin Goodwin, Samuel Taylor, Alfred Turner, and William Bone, Jr. Their work was similar to that of the first company guarding the property of the towns in San Pete and Sevier. Especially was this company active around Fountain Green and Mount Pleasant, although they made numerous expeditions into the neighboring mountains. Accompanying General Daniel H. Wells home, they disbanded August 13.

Fifth Company
The opening of spring, in 1867, saw hostilities between the Indians and whites break out with greater ferocity than ever. Chief Black Hawk proved an extremely sagacious and wily foe, hard to apprehend, and always striking at unexpected places. It was during this summer that the hardest campaign was waged against him and that he was practically subdued. Under Orson P. Miles, of Salt Lake City, a number of Lehi men enlisted April 22. They were Daniel W. Thomas, who acted now as second lieutenant, Stephen Ross, John Bushman, William Bone, Jr., Geo. McConnell, and Byron W. Brown. It will be observed that all of these men except the last had been in service the previous year, Since the settlers had decided to abandon, temporarily at least, their homes, this company assisted in the evacuation of Richfield, Glenwood, Alma, and Salina.* Just before July 24, some of the militiamen from Lehi were allowed to return home on furlough, while John Worlton, Thomas F. Trane, Wicliffe Smith, and Hyland D. Wilcox were sent forward to replace them. This relief party left Lehi July 20, joined their company at Ephraim and continued in service until the whole company was discharged, August 6. The men on furlough were on the point of returning when they received notice of the cessation of hostilities.

On August 19, Black Hawk made a treaty of peace with the white men in Strawberry Valley. This event marked the close of the war, although a few depredations were committed in the south the next year by Indians who did not know that an agreement had been reached. During the course of the war the men who had remained at home were equally as active as those of their townsmen who went to the front, Paulinas H. Allred and Edward W.Edwards assisted nobly in drilling the recruits in the first rudimentary knowledge of the manual of arms. Various others—-notably Andrew A. Peterson, Samuel Briggs, and James Harwood——furnished horses, saddles, mules, wagons, guns, and ammunition. Due to the abandonment of the towns in southern Utah, Lehi received a small increase in her population. Andrew R, Anderson, Peter J. Christofferson, and George Beck had lived in the districts where most of the fighting had taken place and now moved to Lehi.

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

Bushman, Lucinda Ladelia b. 1843 portrait

Lucinda Ladelia Bushman

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 here that Lucinda met Martin Bushman, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and after one year of courtship the young couple were married March 21, 1863 in Salt Lake City by President Brigham Young. By 1864 they were financially able to buy a city lot and build a small home of their own. Ten children, eight girls and two boys were born to them which included two pair of twins. Both sons filled missions, one, Lewis, dying in the mission field. Seven of her children preceded Lucinda in death. She passed away December 6, 1906 at the age of 63 years. Lucinda was a large woman weighing 200 pounds, 5 ft. 9 in. in height with gray eyes and brown hair. She was of a kindly disposition and happiest when performing loving service for her husband and children. She did not participate in public life and left home only to attend to religious duties or to do some kind deed for a neighbor.

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James Holt and Jackson Osborne Smith, Missionary Companions in Tennessee, April 1844

Jackson Osborne Smith was called on a mission to Tennessee, according to the Journal History, on April 15, 1844. Jackson’s missionary companion, James Holt, wrote an account of that mission which appeared in “Our Pioneer Heritage,” Vol. 13, Kate B. Carter, Ed., at pages 470 72.

Tennessee 1844

Tennessee 1844

James Holt’s account follows:

At the April conference of the Church (1844), I was ordained to the office of a Seventy, and set apart to go on a mission to Tennessee, in company with Jackson Smith, to preach the Gospel, and also with a copy of Joseph’s views on politics, to have more printed and distributed throughout our travels.

We traveled as the people of old; without purse or scrip. It was a very wet spring, and we had to travel many days through mud and slush, shoe top deep and wade through much tribulation, but we put ourselves in the hands of God and ceased not to call on His name.

When we got to the Ohio River, the ferryman refused to set us over because we had no money to pay him. We went below four miles to another ferry, and told the ferryman our situation. He was very kind and kept us overnight and set us across in the morning, telling us we could recompense him by speaking a good word for his ferry. We traveled on and came to a town that was peopled with Methodists. We tried to get lodgings, but we were refused on account of our religion.

We continued on our journey without much more of importance transpiring, until we arrived at my father’s in Wilson County, Tennessee. After shaking hands with him, I gave him an introduction to my traveling companion, Brother Smith, but he refused to shake hands with him. He said he had heard enough about the Smith’s, and he did not want to see any of them, although this Smith was no kin to the Prophet Joseph. I told my father that I had always been obedient to him when I was living at home, but if he could not entertain my fellow traveler and treat him as a gentleman, I should be under the necessity of going somewhere else for accommodations, and turned my back on my father’s house. This cut my father to the quick, and with tears in his eyes he said, “James, take your friend in and make yourselves welcome.”

As it had been several years since I had seen my relatives, I spent several days visiting with them, and teaching them the principles of the Gospel, when they gave me an opportunity. My brother, Jesse Washington, being class leader of the Baptist Church in this place, gave us the privilege to preach in the meetinghouse. The first meeting we held, there were but few present, but after that, the meetinghouse was always filled. A few days after we arrived here, I went to Lebanon with the copy of Gospel Views of Politics to have some printed . . . .

When the day arrived, I left Brother Smith at my brother, Jesse Washington’s, and started to Lebanon to see about the printing . . . .  I went to my brother’s to see Brother Smith, and I told him what the Lord had revealed to me (that the Prophet Joseph Smith had been killed); but he could not believe me. He said that my brother was believing, and he wished to stop and baptize him. But my brother wished to see the Prophet before he joined the Church, and was thinking of going shortly to Nauvoo, and Brother Smith decided to go with him. I bid farewell to them and started home.

This the last time I ever saw my father and have never seen any the others to the present time which is the first month of 1881. (Emphasis and comments added.)

For a fascinating read, here is a Biography of Jackson Osborne Smith as written 21 November 1993 by his great granddaughter Betty Jean Orgill Woodall:

Jackson Osborne Smith was born 2 April 1815 in Rutherford County, North Carolina, son of William Smith and Margaret Smith. He died 19 June 1880 in Mills Junction, Juab, Utah. Married 12 March 1835 in Kirtland, Huron, Ohio, to Mary Marie Owens, born 13 September 1818, in Florence, Oneida County, New York, daughter of Alvin and Hannah Lacertian Morton Owens. Mary Marie Owens was baptized 15 September 1834 in Kirtland, Huron, Ohio. She died in November 1881 in Provo, Utah, Utah.

In 1832 the family of John McKee and Margaret Smith Fausett met the Mormon Missionaries while residing in Montgomery County, Illinois. John and Margaret were baptized in April 1832 and Jackson Osborne Smith was baptized in September 1832 at age 17 years, and the family moved to Kirtland, Huron, Ohio.

John Fausett and Jackson Smith were listed as members who marched with Zion’s Camp, leaving Kirtland on 5 May 1834. The company consisted of 134 men, mostly young men, Elders, Priests, Teachers and Deacons. They were accompanied by 20 wagons full of baggage and supplies, so these young men had to walk. Many more joined them as they marched along. They were harassed and persecuted all the way. When they reached their destination in Missouri, the camp was disbanded 25 June 1834 and they were all told to return to their homes. Jackson loved to tell his family in later years about the Prophet Joseph, his brother Hyrum, Brigham Young and many others who would talk and encourage them around their campfires at night.

The Smith family suffered many hardships with other Saints in the Missouri Persecutions. They went to Illinois and settled near Nauvoo after property losses of $255.00 in Missouri. The birth places of their children indicate they were forced to move often.

In the Journal History, Jackson Smith was one of the members of the Quorum of Elders in Far West, Missouri to be recommended as worthy to be ordained to the Seventies. At the April Conference 15 April 1844, Jackson was called on a mission. He left shortly after for his mission to Tennessee, leaving behind his beloved wife Mary Marie and five children ages 8 years to a babe in arms. His first companion’s name was James Holt. They traveled without purse or script. It was a wet spring and many days they trudged through mud and slush shoe-top deep, but put themselves in the hands of the Lord and called on Him often. When they reached the Ohio River, the ferryman refused to take them across the river because they had no money for their fare. They went four miles down the river and found another ferryman who ferried them across the next morning. The only compensation he wanted was for these two men to tell others about his ferry and his dependability.

When they arrived in Wilson County, Tennessee, they knocked on a door and Elder Holt’s father opened the door and shook hands with him, but he refused his hand to his son’s companion. The elder Mr. Holt said he had heard enough about the Smiths and he didn’t want anything to do with anyone with that name. James told his father, “I was always obedient to you when I was home, but if you cannot be kind to my fellow traveler, we will find accommodations elsewhere.” This cut his father to the quick and with tears in his eyes he said, “James, take your friend in the house and make yourselves welcome.”

While Jackson was serving his Heavenly Father, Mary Marie was home with no money, and five children ranging in age from eight to a babe in arms. She was a hard working, efficient wife and mother, and she had assured her husband they would be fine if he would serve an honorable mission. Every morning Mary Marie would leave her eight year old daughter with her younger children and row a canoe across the Mississippi River and work in a maple grove. She would row back every night with the sap procured during the day. After taking care of her children’s needs, she would boil down the sap in her big pots making sugar and syrup, her share of which she had no trouble trading for the commodities she needed to keep them fed and clothed during her husband’s mission. She had lived her young life in the New England states, and helped her parents at this task for many years.

Mary Marie was also a good seamstress. She sewed for many people. One night while her husband was gone, Brigham Young knocked on her door. In his arms he held his wife’s long black wool cape. He asked Mary Marie to make a “frock coat” for him as he had been called on a mission and had to leave by the end of the week. She had no pattern, but proceeded to take his measurements. There were no sewing machines at that time, but she sewed day and night by hand and had it ready when Brigham came to pick it up. President Brigham Young had his picture taken many times in this coat.

While Jackson was on his mission, tragedy struck the Church with the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum on 27 June 1844 at Carthage Jail. All missionaries were told to return home.

Mary Marie and her children were among the Saints who stood in line for hours to view the bodies of the Prophet Joseph and Hyrum. The older children remembered it well and expressed to the younger children how sad everyone was. After Jackson returned home he worked on the Nauvoo Temple. He also stood guard because of the threatening mobs trying to burn the temple to the ground. Prior to his mission he was also a body guard for the Prophet.

Jackson and Mary Marie were among the Saints who attended a special meeting in the Bowery at Nauvoo on 8 August 1844. They were attempting to settle the question of who would stand at the head of the Church. Sidney Rigdon rose to his feet and spoke for 1-1/2 hours giving many reasons why he was best qualified to be head of the church. He left the stand, leaving the Saints unimpressed with him. Then Brigham Young rose to his feet. Immediately the mantle of Joseph Smith fell upon him. He spoke with Joseph’s voice and looked like Joseph in appearance. Jackson and Mary Marie testified many times to their children that if ever the mantle of one man fell upon another, it was then. The Lord gave his people a testimony that left no doubt as to whom He wanted for the next prophet to lead His church. It was a very spiritual experience for the people assembled there that day.

On 10 December 1845 at 4:25 p.m., the first endowments were administered in the Nauvoo Temple. On 19 December 1845, Jackson and Mary Marie were among 98 saints to receive their endowments. No children were sealed at this time, but the marriage of Jackson and Mary Marie was sealed in the Nauvoo Temple on 12 March 1848.

Two children, Ruth Ann and Elvira were born in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, Elvira dying shortly after birth, no doubt during the forced exodus from Nauvoo. Three additional children, Mary Ann, Isaac, and Eliza Jane were born in Winter Quarters, Pottawatomie, Iowa. When Eliza Jane was three weeks old, the family started across the plains with the David Wood Company, arriving in Salt Lake Valley 1 October 1852. Following arrival of the family in Utah, they settled first at Alpine, Utah, Utah where Jackson was born and died. After his death, the family moved to Provo Bench, (now called Orem, Utah, Utah), where Julia Lavette and Rachel Isabel were born. Their son Isaac died and was buried there while the family lived on Provo Bench. While living on Provo Bench, Jackson leased a small farm and orchard and worked in a flour and grist mill. The family moved next to Center Creek, Wasatch, Utah, where their thirteenth child Joseph Alvin was born. Their next move was to Jordanelle, Wasatch, Utah.

Jackson and Mary Marie became very discouraged. They knew they would have to move back to Iowa or Nebraska to work and get enough money to buy land of their own in Wasatch County. They started back across the plains in 1862. Their three oldest daughters were married, but they still had eight other living children, including their oldest son, John, age 23 years and unmarried, who went with them to help out. They worked for the next four years renting farms and milking cows. They also raised a lot of corn to sell. John worked very hard along with his father for these four years.

Their daughter Ruth Ann married Joseph Brundage while she was in the Middle West and in 1864 they started for Utah in a wagon train. One night after their evening meal was over Joe told his wife he was going for a walk. He never returned, and was never seen again. He didn’t take his rifle, and all he had was the clothes on his back. The men searched for him but to no avail. Ruth Ann was heart broken when they had to leave and go on. She was expecting her first child, a baby girl. Elvira was born 6 June 1864 on the bank of the Bear River.

In April 1866 Jackson and his family were ready to make the trek back to Utah. They were in better shape this time. They had two big Conestoga wagons pulled by oxen. Jackson drove one and his son John drove the other. They had milk cows and cages of chickens tied on the backs of the wagons. The girls walked and drove the animals along the way.

Mary Marie would put cream in the butter churn every morning before starting to travel and would place it in the back of one of the wagons. When they stopped at night, they would have fresh butter and buttermilk. When they heard a hen cackle during the day they would hurry and get the egg before it was broken. They always shared their goods with those less fortunate, remembering the times they had next to nothing. Almost every night Mary Marie fixed a big pan of “lumpy dick.” The milk would be boiled slowly, then white flour would be stirred in until it reached the consistency of mush, then a pinch of salt would be added. There were always lots of lumps and it would be eaten hot or cold with milk and sugar.

There was a lot of singing and dancing around the campfires at night. During their travels, they sometimes came across white people who had been scalped by the Indians. Jackson and Mary Marie often wondered if their return to Utah was worthwhile, but they always felt better prepared for the morrow after evening prayers for Heavenly Father’s protection and guidance.

When they arrived at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, the company camped inside the fort for a few days because of problems with the Indians who set siege to the fort. After the Indians were driven off, leaving many of their dead braves behind, the young girls and women, whose shoes were worn out and feet wrapped in rags, went out among the dead and removed their moccasins to put on their own sore and bleeding feet.

In preparing to continue their journey to the Salt Lake Valley, the men would go out early each day to hunt for meat, and the women and girls would gather berries for food. The company arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in September 1866. As winter was coming, Jackson and Mary Marie continued on to Midway, Wasatch, Utah, where they lived in the fort for two years. Jackson got a job working on the railroad at Promontory Point which meant he had to be away from his family most of the time. During this time the children were able to attend school regularly. Mary Marie did sewing for many people. Her son-in-law, Benjamin Peck, built a loom for her to weave rag rugs and carpets. It was large and could be opened up to a six foot width. She would weave beautiful woolen material, jeans, flannel, and linsey cloth. Many people would bring her rags from which to weave rugs. While Jackson was still working on the railroad and was gone from home, Benjamin Peck helped Mary Marie move her family to Scipio, Millard, Utah, where her children could attend school for a few years. They moved on to Mills Junction, Juab, Utah. It was part of Millard County until 1888.

After Jackson’s death, Rachel, their twelfth child and her husband Mark Orgill moved in with Mary Marie to help ease her grief. Her health started to fail her and late in the year of 1881 her son, who drove a freight wagon from California to Salt Lake, stopped by and persuaded her to go to Heber City with him for a week. She got sick and they put her in the Provo Hospital where she died. Her son brought her body back to Mills Junction to be buried along side her beloved husband, Jackson Osborne.

Betty Jean Orgill Woodall stated that she has visited these graves at Mills Junction, Juab, Utah. She said she traveled south on 1-15 to Mills Junction, then west over the railroad tracks and followed along side of them, and up on the side of the mountain is a fenced cemetery. There are about twenty mounds of dirt (graves). Some have head stones, and some don’t. There are a few homes still standing where the town was originally.

Children of Jackson Osborne and Mary Marie Owens Smith:

1. Margaret Anjelina
Born 2 March 1836 in Kirtland, Huron, Ohio
Died 10 December 1900
Married 1852 to King Benjamin Peck
2. Hannah Maria
Born 14 August 1838 in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri
Died 9 January 1914
Married #1 1 February 1854 to Richard Anderson Ivie
Married #2 to Mr. Holden
3. John James
Born 7 August 1839 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 15 September 1915
Married to Margaret Eliza Robins
4. Elizabeth Lacertian
Born 23 September 1840 in Doway, Hancock, Illinois
Died 16 February 1914
Married 31 July 1856 to James William Adams
5. Ruth Ann
Born 11 November 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 15 May 1911
Married #1 to Joseph Brundage (He disappeared while crossing the plains.)
Married #2 sealed 7 April 1884 to Joseph Howe
6. Elvira
Born 27 May 1847 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 1849
7. Mary Ann
Born 27 April 1849 in Winter Quarters, Pottawatomie, Iowa
Died 4 January 1900
Married #1 to Heber Jones
Married #2 to James Chapman
8. Isaac
Born 1851 in Winter Quarters, Pottawatomie, Iowa
Died 1860
9. Eliza Jane
Born 26 May 1852 in Winter Quarters, Pottawatomie, Iowa
Died 29 July 1933
Married #1 1867 to Zack Merrill (divorced)
Married #2 8 January 1871 to James Thomas Ivie
10. Jackson
Born 1855 in Alpine, Utah, Utah
Died 1856
11. Julia Lavette
Born 20 May 1857 in Provo, Utah, Utah
Died 15 March 1887
Married 30 November 1875 to John Phillip Jordon.
12. Rachel Isabel
Born 8 October 1859 in Provo, Utah, Utah
Died 3 April 1939
Married 20 June 1875 to Mark Orgill
13. Joseph Alvin
Born June 1861 in Center Creek, Wasatch, Utah
Died 1870

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

Rhodes, Alonzo Donnell b. 1824, PPMU

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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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A Lewis Family Gathering

It occurred to me this week that I’m so busy looking for stories and histories and documents and photos of people in my family’s past, that sometimes I neglect the present, and those in our family now.  We had a Lewis Family gathering this week to celebrate a few birthdays and to see some visiting out-of-town cousins.  We are family and we love each other.  Here’s a look at our today:

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Margaret Zimmerman Bushman b. 26 March 1858, Lehi, Utah

Bushman, Elias and Margaret

Margaret Laura Zimmerman Bushman and Elias Albert Bushman at their 25th Anniversary

History of Lehi, p. 697
Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee
Written by Hamilton Gardner
The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913, p. 697

Margaret Z. Bushman was born in Lehi, the daughter of John and Harriet Lamb Zimmerman. She was raised under pioneer hardships and was eager to obtain what education she could and was unexcelled in spelling. Like many other pioneer girls she helped in many ways with household duties.

On March 27, 1879, she married Elias Albert Bushman, a neighbor of hers. They were married in the old Latter-day Saint Endowment House at Salt Lake City, Utah. To this union eleven children were born, eight of whom survived her. The were Elias Albert, Jr., John M. And Suel J. Bushman, Margaret (Mrs. Byron Beck), Sylvia (Mrs. John F. Bradshaw), Ruia (Mrs. George Lewis), LaVerde (Mrs. Oliver Kirkham), Evelyn (Mrs. Harmon McAffee).

She was a loyal church worker, being a Relief Society visiting teacher most of her married life. She cared for their family of eight children while her husband was on his first mission and ten while he was on a second mission and never once did she complain. She helped her husband pioneer the sheep industry in Lehi and also helped with his farming.

She was a good donator, together with her husband she always remembered those in need at holiday time. Her home was always open to her children, grandchildren and friends.

Bushman, Elias & Margaret Family

The Elias and Margaret Bushman Family

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