Adelia Groesbeck[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female 1822 - 1910  (87 years)


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  • Name Adelia Groesbeck 
    Born 14 Apr 1822  Farmington, Trumbull, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Endowed (LDS) 2 Feb 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized (LDS) 5 Feb 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Mar 1910  Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23808  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Family John Lambert,   b. 31 Jan 1820, Gargrave, Yorkshire West Riding, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1893, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 30 Jun 1853  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 2 CSTA C124
    Children 
     1. Martha Adelaide Lambert,   b. 24 Feb 1847, St. Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1904, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. John Carlos Lambert,   b. 19 Sep 1849, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1912, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Mary Adelia Lambert,   b. 11 Sep 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1935, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Sarah Amelia Lambert,   b. 9 Mar 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1928, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Richard Franklin Lambert,   b. 11 Feb 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1932, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Jedediah Grant Lambert,   b. 10 Jul 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Feb 1924, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Lambert,   b. 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Ann Maria Lambert,   b. 24 May 1861, Sugar House, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1948, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     9. Emma Cordelia Lambert,   b. 5 Jan 1864, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1947, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     10. Mercy Harriet Lambert,   b. 21 Mar 1866, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1948, Kamas, Summit, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F15116  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Feb 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptized (LDS) - 5 Feb 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 342

      Sugar Creek Camp was the first winter encampment in Iowa nearest Nauvoo and is approximately six miles west of Montrose
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      Improvement Era, 1939
      A PIONEER'S ACCOUNT BOOK

      By A. C. LAMBERT, Ph. D., Brigham Young University

      TWO PAGES, LAID OPEN, OF A PIONEER'S ACCOUNT BOOK

      How startled you would be to open your household account book today and read: flour, one hundred pounds, six dollars; one washtub, five dollars; one boiling pot, three dollars; shoemaking, twenty-one dollars fifty-five cents; pork, twenty-five cents a pound; butter, twenty-five cents a pound; cheese, twenty-five cents a pound; one horn brand, five dollars fifty cents; one pair flat irons, five dollars; one yoke of cattle, one hundred dollars. These would be interesting entries, indeed, and they are real entries. An account book lying open on the writer's desk contains these items.

      But the date on the yellowing leaves of this book is 1861. The entries are in good handwriting, some in faded ink, and some in legible pencil. As one scans the pages of this little book the door of a one-room log cabin seems to swing open and reveal fragments of the financial transactions of a young pioneer couple just getting settled in "Rhoades Valley," Utah, during the first year of the Civil War.

      From this account book, kept in a woman's handwriting, that of Adelia Lambert, wife of John Lambert, living in Rhoades Valley, Utah, in the early sixties, there come these items:

      "Paid David Eubanks

      2 pounds of butter 50 cts.

      2 pounds of cheese 62 cts.

      19 pounds of pork 25 cts. per lb.

      16 pounds of flour 6 cts. per lb.

      2 pounds of cheese 50 cts.

      4 pounds of salt 15 cts.

      "July 14th, 1861

      Paid Wm. R. Green

      1 sheep, 7 dollars

      "April 17th, 1861

      For herding and wintering a steer up to the 1st Dec., 1863, 14 dollars

      One complete page of accounts, ruled up in orderly columns, contains these items:

      "Received of Samuel Peterson $

      1 yoke of cattle 100

      1 wagon 100

      1 cow 40

      1 coat 16

      Tools 18.50

      Sole Leather 8.50

      Shoe Making 21.55

      Horn Brand 5.50

      Pair of Flat Irons 5

      1 Boiling Pot 3

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      "I have receipted this 318.05

      "Received on boot between oxen

      leather from Smith 8

      Pork 16 lbs. 1 dollar's worth of beef 1

      Received Ropes 8.50

      Wagon bed lumber 7

      Lead .40

      1 wash tub 5

      1 wash tub, 1 bucket 7

      Pots from the Potters .85

      Nails 5

      The purchases and sales recorded through the book at irregular intervals reflect a very narrow range of food articles purchased by this pioneer household. Of the fifty-nine entries of purchases recorded on three pages of this little book, twenty entries are for flour with a total of 303 pounds. Butter is the item in twenty-seven entries that total 46 pounds. A total of 17 pounds of cheese is accounted for in ten entries. Two entries occur for a total of 7 pounds of salt. All but one of the few entries that remain and that list sale or purchase of dressed meat call for either mutton or pork. Cattle had value for power as well as for food.

      The account book from which these entries are taken belonged to the writer's paternal grandfather, John Lambert, who was born at "Gargrave,"England, January 31, 1820, and who settled finally in Rhoades Valley, Summit County, Utah. The book is now in the possession of one of the daughters of this pioneer. The accounts were kept by one of his two wives, Adelia Groesbeck Lambert, whom he married in Nauvoo, February 6, 1846.

      INSIDE FRONT COVER OF A PIONEER'S ACCOUNT BOOK

      This little book, measuring six inches long, three and three-fourth inches wide, and less than one-half inch thick, is remarkably well preserved. Curiously enough, it was probably first owned by a Thos. Cottam whose name in large hand printing stands out boldly on the inside of the first cover in letters one-half inch high. Two sentences, each in a different handwriting, stand beneath the two different inscriptions of the name of Thos. Cottam, and they state that this book was "Bought at St. Louis, Mo., U. S., July 3rd, 1845," and that Cottam, evidently, was "Formerly from Waddington, Clitheroe, Lancashire, Old England."

      A small book, ninety-two years old, most of its pages are still unmarked, and notes and records scattered through the leaves are all too brief. The picture of that dramatic past is left very dim, and parts of it can never possibly be filled in. The loss is great.

      How many families of today wish that records of the past had been easier to make and to preserve! And what a tragedy that so little can be done about it. But one thing we today can do is build our records well for those who yet will come to read them. We should make records, and we should record with intelligence and discrimination. Then the records that we make must be preserved. This is our obligation to the future.


      1860 United States Census
      County of Salt Lake, Territory of Utah
      Post Office: Great Salt Lake City
      Page 243, 11th Ward

      John Lambert, age 39, Bricklayer, born Englandd
      Adelia Lambert, age 38, born Ohio
      Martha A. Lambert, age 13, born Missouri
      John C. Lambert, age 10, born Missouri
      Mary A. Lambert, age 8, born Utah
      Sarah A. Lambert, age 7, born Utah
      Richard F. Lambert, age 5, born Utah
      Jedediah G. Lambert, age 3, born Utah
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      Household Record  1880 United States Census
      Census Place Peoa, Summit, Utah

        Household:
       John LAMBERT   Self   M   Male   W   60   ENG   Farmer
       Adelia LAMBERT   Wife   M   Female   W   58   OH   Housekeeping
       Eleni A. LAMBERT   Wife   M   Female   W   42   DEN   Housekeeping
       John C. LAMBERT   Son   S   Male   W   30   MO   At Home
       Richard F. LAMBERT   Son   S   Male   W   25   UT   At Home
       Jedediah LAMBERT   Son   S   Male   W   22   UT   At Home
       Ann M. LAMBERT   Dau   S   Female   W   19   UT   At Home
       Joseph LAMBERT   Son   S   Male   W   23   UT   At Home
       Danl. LAMBERT   Son   S   Male   W   19   UT   At Home
       Lena LAMBERT   Dau   S   Female   W   17   UT   At Home
       Emma LAMBERT   Dau   S   Female   W   16   UT   At Home
       Elizabeth LAMBERT   Dau   S   Female   W   15   UT   At Home
       Mercy H. LAMBERT   Dau   S   Female   W   14   UT   At Home
       Cornelia LAMBERT   Dau   S   Female   W   11   UT   At Home
       Benj. LAMBERT   Son   S   Male   W   9   UT
       Parley W. LAMBERT   Son   S   Male   W   3   UT
       Emeline LAMBERT   Dau   S   Female   W   1   UT
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        Family History Library Film   1255338
        NA Film Number   T9-1338
        Page Number   33C
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      From Adelia's history, author unknown:
      "...They could have come to Utah with the pioneers of 1847, but her husband wished to get a little better fixed to start the journey westward. So he worked at his trade as a brick mason in St. Joseph, Missouri, (where their first child, Martha Adelaide, was born) and in Kansas City, Missouri, (where John Carlos was born).

      "Adelia, while living in Missouri, wished to add to their income. So she made moccasins and trimmed them with fancy bead work and sold them to the Indians. [She] also made men's suits. She was an expert tailor and seamstress, doing all the sewing by hand. She made suits for her husband.

      "In 1850, they started West, better equipped, perhaps, than most who crossed the plains in those days. They had gotten one yoke of black Spanish cows, one yoke of oxen, a good wagon with bows and cover with which to make the journey westward. One of the cows gave milk and Adelia would milk her each morning. She put the milk into a small covered bucket and fastened it to the back of the wagon, so every night they would have butter and buttermilk.

      "Despite that, the trip was long and hard, lasting three months. Their difficulties were increased because the two children had the whooping cough the entire way, and her husband bruised his heel and a felon developed from which he suffered terribly. She drove the oxen part of the time to let him rest. Sometimes they would get a bit unruly so he would have to get out of the wagon, hop on one foot and whip them. They arrived in Salt Lake City on September 11, 1850."

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), , p 342.

    2. [S23984] Article - "A Pioneer's Account Book", Lambert, A. C., Improvement Era, 1939.

    3. [S36] USA - 1860 United States Census, US Census Bureau, Utah, Great Salt Lake, Ward 11.

    4. [S582] USA - 1880 United States Census, US Census Bureau; Data entered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 2000, 2002 FamilySearch (TM) Internet Genealogy Service), Utah, Summit, Peoa.

    5. [S23985] .