Willard Trowbridge Snow[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

Male 1811 - 1853  (41 years)


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  • Name Willard Trowbridge Snow 
    Born 6 Nov 1811  Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 18 Jun 1833  [10
    Endowed (LDS) 12 Dec 1845  POFFI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 22, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Died 21 Aug 1853  Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire East Riding, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Aug 1854  At Sea, Hull, Yorkshire East Riding, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27651  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father Levi Snow,   b. 22 Jul 1782, West Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1841, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Lucina Streeter,   b. 16 Oct 1785, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1801  Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 12 Jul 1991  LVEGA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Bingham,   b. 1 Apr 1820, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1893, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1849  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 5 Apr 1994  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Amanda Melvina Snow,   b. 18 Mar 1838, Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2202  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Melvina Harvey,   b. 16 Dec 1811, Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1882, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 14 May 1837  Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 12 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Willard Snow,   b. 8 Mar 1842, Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1841
    Family ID F11846  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Susan Harvey,   b. 12 Mar 1808, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Sealed S (LDS) 12 Jan 1846  [10
    Married 14 May 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11848  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 22, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Jan 1849 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      HERR THOM: Block 5, Lot 1

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register p 7
      70's Record p 692
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, pp 634- 639
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, by Black and Black, Vol 6, pp 3426-3427

      HISTORY:
      Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah p 1171
      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia Vol 4, pp 374- 375

      THE_FIRST_SEVENTY_ELDERS: Kirtland, Ohio, 7 Apr 1836

      ZION'S_CAMP: Member of Zion's Camp (Backman, "A Profile of Kirtland Saints..." Appendix E, p. 93

      DEATH and BURIAL: North Sea (50 miles east), Hull, York, England


      The Snow Family, Boston Transcript, Note 2685 pt I, gives his b. date as 11 Nov 1811 and d. date and says he was buried in the North Sea.

      BIRTH: DEATH: and 3 MARRIAGE: in Valiant in the Faith, p. 642. P. 644 says he was bap. by Orson Pratt.

      "Ancestry of Erastus Snow" in Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 3 (Jan 1912) 33-37 says he was "buried in the North Sea while returning from a mission to Scandinavia, where he had followed his brother Erastus as president of the mission. He was a member of Zion's Camp, and one of the first quorum of Seventy. He held various offices in Utah Territory, both civil and ecclesiastical, with great credit."

      In the spring of 1834, at the age of 23, Uncle Willard left St. Johnsbury for Kirtland, Ohio with Uncle Zerubbabel. The same year they joined "Zion's Camp" in Missouri. There he had a narrow escape from death, being among the number which, while the camp rested in Clay County, Missouri was attack by cholera. Early in 1835 he returned to Kirtland. After this, he performed several missions in the United States preaching in various parts of the country. In 1836 he went through the Kirtland Temple, and shortly after moved to Missouri with his father's family who had come from St. Johnsbury and joined him at Kirtland.
      May 14,1837 he married Melvina Harvey at Far West. She was born Dec. 16,1811 at Barnett, Vermont. He had known her back in Vermont before coming to Missouri. Their first child, Amanda Melvina, was born March 18,1838 at Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri. Their next child,Leonideas, was born March 31,1840 at Montrose, Iowa, where the family had moved to in the meantime. Leonidas died Aug. 28, 1841 when he was just a little over a year old. While still living at Montrose they had two more sons,, Willard Lycrugas, born March 8,1842 and Eugene, born March 10,1844. The latter died at Nauvoo June 13 1845. After moving with the family to Garden Grove, they had a daughter,Almira, born Sept. 10,1846 who died the same day she was born.
      In 1847 Uncle Willard married a second wife, Susan Harvey, a sister to his first wife. They were married in the Nauvoo Temple. While living in Nauvoo, he was one of the agents to help build the Temple.
      September 1847, he with his families, came to Utah in Jedidah Grant's company of 100 wagons. He was captain over 50 of these wagons.
      On the trip, he lost a cow and a yoke of oxen in a stampede, When they arrived in Salt Lake, they settled on the north side of the old Fort. There Uncle Willaxd and Ira Eldridge built a log cabin. The following February 8,1848, Aunt Melvina gave birth to a pair of twins the first pair of white twins born in the state of Utah. They were named Ellen and Helen. Two weeks later, Feb.22, Helen died. January 12,1849 Susan gave birth to a daughter, Susan, and the mother died soon after.
      After reaching Salt Lake, Uncle Willard married a third wife, Mary Bingham, a girl from St. Johnsbury.. She had only one child by Uncle Willard.The child was Mary and was born June 3,1850. June 3,1850 Aunt Melvina had a son, William, who died June 4,1855.
      Uncle Willard took a prominent part in the city and Territorial Governments after coming to Utah as has been stated before in this history. In addition to what has already been given, he was a member of the following standing committees in the state legislature: Judiciary, counties and on military and civil laws. He was one of the speakers at the first Fourth of July celebration held in Utah in 1851. He was the first Justice of the Peace in Utah
      At General Conference in Salt Lake City Sept. 7,1851 he was called on a mission to Europe,. Soon after, he left his wives and four children and arrived in England Dec. 29, 1851. He worked in Scotland for about three months. In
      March 1852 Uncle Erastus arrived in England on his way home from Scandinavia where he had had charge of the mission there. March 15,1952 Uncle Willard was appointed president of that mission so succeed Uncle Erastus. April 21st. he took the steamer at Hull, England and arrived at Copenhagen, Denmark on the 26th. He set to work with a will to learn the Danish language in which he was very successful. He took charge of this mission working deligently, and faithfully, and successfully in the discharge of his duties. While addressing a council of Elders on the evening of August 15,1553 in Copenhagen, he was so violently attacked with illness that he was unable to proceed. Later he seemed a little better, and decided to go to England. On the l8th. he took passage on board the ship Transit, but while on board he was a again prostrated. He soon became unconscious and continued to sink gradually until the evening of the 21st when he expired. Elders P.O.Hansen and H.P. Jenson were with him, but not-withstanding their ernest pleading, the captain insisted that the body be sunk in the sea. So he was wrapped in canvass and sunk about 80 miles north of Hull, England into the North Sea. He was just 41 years of age.
      After his death, his wife, Mary married Lorin Farr, a grandson of Willard's Aunt Lydia Snow Farr. Aunt Melvina cared for her own three children and the daughter of her sister Susan. She lived until she was 71 years old, and died October 24,1382 at Salt Lake City.
      Out of Uncle Willard's large family, only five lived to maturity; They were Susan, Mary, Ellen Melvina, and
      Willard Lycrugas . I was unable to l earn anything about the first three. Willard was a farmer at Draper, Utah
      and was prominent in church affairs. Helvina married Willard Bingham, a brother to her father's wife, Mary. She began teaching school when she was fifteen. As her husband had another wife, she had to work hard to help support her family. After her marriage, she continued her teaching. For pay, she took vegetables, flour etc. or whatever the parents were willing to give her. She would take her baby to school where the pupils tool. turns rocking it. She also spun, and wove cloth for clothing for her children. As she could afford only one suit of clothes for each child, she washed and ironed their clothing after putting them to bed. She did much church and public work besides.

      Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.

      Note: Stated in record above; "5 in the family, bishop"

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] LDS - Seventies: Early Seventies, Black, Harvey Bischoff, Compiler and Editor, p 692.

    2. [S185] Book - Profile of Latter-day Saints of Kirtland, Ohio and Members of Zion's Camp, 1830-1839; vital stats and sources, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1982), , Ohio, 7 Apr 1836.

    3. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , by Black and Black, Vol 6, pp 3426-3427.

    4. [S58] Book - LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4 vols, Jenson, Andrew, (Andrew Jenson History Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1901), Vol 4, pp 374- 375.

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    6. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), p 7.

    7. [S19] Book - Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 2 vols, Esshom, Frank, (Salt Lake City: 1913), p 1171.

    8. [S212] Periodical - Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, "Ancestry of Erastus Snow", 3 (Jan 1912) 33-37.

    9. [S35] Internet Link - Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998).

    10. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    11. [S217] Family History Research, by Linda Snow Westover, Orem, Utah, 2006-04-19.

    12. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    13. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

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    15. [S39] Book - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.