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  • ID: I55833
  • Name: Stephen MARKHAM
  • Given Name: Stephen
  • Surname: MARKHAM
  • Suffix: , Utah Pioneer 1847
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 4CA1CAA8BB22204F9A9B0262E79DAFBC3394
  • Change Date: 14 DEC 2009
  • Note:

    Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Volume 3 Biographies

    Markham, Stephen, one of the original Utah pioneers of 1847, was born Feb. 9, 1800, in the town of Avon, Ontario (now Livingston) county, New York, the son of David Markham (born at Avon) and Dinah Merry. His father was a revolutionary soldier and was accidentally shot while training, when Stephen was two years old. His mother afterwards moved to the State of Ohio and the family settled in Chester, Geauga county, where Brother Markham first heard the gospel and was baptized by Elder Abel Lamb in July, 1837. He was a well-to-do farmer at the time and sold all his possessions in Ohio by the counsel of the Prophet Joseph Smith and furnished most of the means to fit out sixty souls and took charge in emigrating them from Kirtland, Ohio, to Far West, Missouri. When the saints were being driven from Nauvoo, Bro. Markham was appointed, by President Brigham Young, captain of two hundred pioneers and led them thence to Council Bluffs, Iowa. In the spring of 1847 he was chosen as one of the pioneers and appointed captain of the first hundred. He was also appointed captain of the guard to select out of the camp fifty men in whom he could place implicit confidence. Bro. Markham attended to his duties faithfully and well during the journey to Great Salt Lake Valley, and after his arrival in the Valley he became one of the most active among the pioneers. His first wife, Hannah Hogelboon, who was born April 1, 1813, at Manchester, Bennington county, Vermont, shared with him in all the early trials of the Church in Missouri and Illinois. Some time after the arrival of the family in Utah she left her husband and, together with her three sons (Warren, Whiting and David), went to California to the gold diggings. She and her sons became permanent residents of California, where they all subsequently died. Brother Markham married Mary Curtis (daughter of Jeremiah Curtis and Ruth Strutton of Michigan and widow of Ornon Houghton ), by whom she had one child (Edgar Strutton). She was born Nov. 15, 1832, and her children by Stephen Markham were the following: Orville Sanford, Mary Lucy, William Don Carlos, Sarah Elizabeth, Atta Ruth, Hosmer Merry, Emily Aurelia, Margaret Eliza, Joseph, Charlotta, Julina, Ira Mitcham, Clarissa Maretta, and Caroline Louisa. About 1853 Bro. Markham married Jane Boyce Wyott, a widow, who bore him one son, who was named Stephen. Bro. Markham engaged in farming and stock raising most of his life.
    Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, v. 4
    see also:
    Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 1023
    Heart Throbs of the West, v. 2, v. 8, 11
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  • Birth: 9 FEB 1800 in Rush, Livingston, New York
  • Death: 10 MAR 1878 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
  • Burial: 12 MAR 1878 Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
  • Ancestral File #: 1VHJ-TV

    Father: David MARKHAM b: 1768 in East Haddam, Middlx, Connecticut c: 10 SEP 1777 in Congregational Church, Ackworth, , New Hampshire
    Mother: Dinah MERRY b: 14 OCT 1777 in West Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

    Marriage 1 Hannah HOGABOOM b: 1 APR 1804 in Manchester, Bennington, Vermont
    • Married: ABT 1823
    1. Has Children Warren MARKHAM b: 30 JUL 1824 in Chester, Orange, New York
    2. Has No Children Dinah MARKHAM b: FEB 1827 in Of Chesterland, Geauga, Ohio
    3. Has No Children William Whiting MARKHAM b: JAN 1829 in Chesterland, Geauga, Ohio
    4. Has Children David MARKHAM b: 9 NOV 1835 in Chester, Geauga, Ohio

    Marriage 2 Prudence FENNER b: 26 MAR 1799 in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island
    • Married: 30 JAN 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

    Marriage 3 Mary Lucy CURTIS b: 15 NOV 1832 in Highland, Oakland, Michigan
    • Married: 5 OCT 1850 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    1. Has Children Orville Sanford MARKHAM b: 23 MAY 1851 in Sessions Settlement, Davis, Utah
    2. Has Children Mary Lucy MARKHAM b: 2 APR 1853 in of Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    3. Has Children William Don Carlos MARKHAM b: 6 JAN 1855 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah c: 1 MAR 1855 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    4. Has Children Sarah Elizabeth MARKHAM b: 12 JUL 1857 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    5. Has Children Atta Ruth MARKHAM b: 12 AUG 1859 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    6. Has No Children Hosmer Merry MARKHAM b: 3 DEC 1861 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    7. Has Children Emily Aurillia MARKHAM b: 4 JAN 1864 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    8. Has No Children Margaret Eliza MARKHAM b: 21 MAR 1866 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    9. Has Children Joseph MARKHAM b: 27 AUG 1868 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    10. Has Children Charlotta Julina MARKHAM b: 5 NOV 1870 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    11. Has Children Ira Meacham MARKHAM b: 20 DEC 1873 in Palmyra, Utah, Utah
    12. Has No Children Clarissa Maretta MARKHAM b: 4 FEB 1876 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah
    13. Has No Children Caroline Louisa MARKHAM b: *3 Oct 1878 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah

    Marriage 4 Martha Jane BOICE b: 2 MAR 1836 in Fredricksburg, Ontario, Lennox & Addngt., Canada
    • Married: 11 OCT 1852 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    1. Has No Children Stephen MARKHAM b: 26 SEP 1854 in Palmyra, Utah, Utah

    Marriage 5 Anna MATTHEWS b: <1804> in
    • Married: 11 OCT 1852 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

    Marriage 6 Lucy Ann BELLOWS b: 16 SEP 1840 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois
    • Married: 22 APR 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

    Marriage 7 Lydia Maria MACCOMBER b: ABT 1804 in

      Marriage 8 Eliza Jane ADAMSON b: 31 AUG 1822 in Perry Twp, Wayne, Indiana
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      1. Abbrev: Ancestral File (TM)
        Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (TM). June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998une 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998.
        Name: Footnoteune 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998
        Name: ShortFootnote
        Name: Bibliographyune 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998.
          Name: Family History Library
          Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

          Name: Family History Library
          Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
      2. Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
        Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
        Name: Footnote
        Name: ShortFootnote
        Name: Bibliography
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