Elvira Annie Cowles[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Female 1813 - 1871  (57 years)


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  • Name Elvira Annie Cowles 
    Nauvoo Land and Records 31201  Three or More Nauvoo Sources Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 23 Nov 1813  Unadilla, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptized (LDS) 19 Oct 1835 
    Endowed (LDS) 23 Dec 1845  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 01, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried Mar 1871  Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Mar 1871  Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31036  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2015 

    Father Austin Cowles,   b. 3 May 1792, Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1872, Pleasanton, Decatur, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Phebe Wilber,   d. 1826 
    Married 14 Jan 1813  Unadilla, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 12 Feb 1982  PROVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Variant Place: Allegheny County
    Family ID F2054  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Jonathan Herriman Holmes,   b. 11 Mar 1806, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1880, Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [10
    Married 1 Dec 1842  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Sealed S (LDS) 27 Aug 1974  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Lucy Elvira Holmes,   b. 11 Oct 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1847  (Age 1 years)
    Family ID F14062  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Joseph Smith, Jr.,   b. 23 Dec 1805, Sharon, Windsor, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1844, Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 1842 
    Family ID F1669  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Dec 1842 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 01, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 53
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 12, p 131-133
      Nauvoo Marriages, p 20
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, Vol 2, p 911; Vol 3, pp 1785-1790

      HISTORY/HISTORIES:
      Life of Elvira Anniw Cowles by Eliza Roxie Welling Taylor

      BIRTH PLACE VARIANT: Unadilla, Otsego, New York

      Plural Wife of Joseph Smith, Jr.

      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 above record; "3 in family, age 32, Husband in army."
    • Family Group Record by Nauvoo Land and Records

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Women of the Nauvoo Relief Society, MHS, Vol 3, No1, p 114
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 53
      Nauvoo Marriages, Lyndon W Cook, CHD, p 20
      Members LDS, 1830-1848 Susan Easton Black, Vol 12, p 131-133
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, Vol 2, p 911; Vol 3, pp 1785-1790
      Early Mormon Records, Nauvoo, Lyman D Platt, Vol 1 p 86

      HISTORIES:
      Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, DUP, 1998, Vol 2 pp 1397-1398

      BIOGRAPHIES:
      Life of Elvira Annie Cowles by Eliza Roxie Welling Taylor, pp 1-7

      OTHER SOURCES:
      Internet Research:
      lds.org: Church History, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1 page

      VARIANTS:
      Name: Coles
      Birth place: Unadella, Oswego, New York
      Death date: 19 Mar 1871

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , Nauvoo, Vol 2, p 911; Vol 3, pp 1785-1790.

    2. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 12, p 131-133.

    3. [S28] LDS - Nauvoo Marriage Record, Nauvoo Restoration Incorporated, es, p 20.

    4. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), , p 53.

    5. [S101] Database - Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and their Contemporaries, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, Biography by Roxie Welling Taylor.
      typescript, Brigham Young University

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

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

    8. [S31243]

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

    10. [S28] LDS - Nauvoo Marriage Record, Nauvoo Restoration Incorporated.

    11. [S127] Book - Nauvoo Deaths and Marriages, 1839-1845, Cook, Lyndon W., (Grandin Book Company, Orem, Utah, 1994), p. 102.
      by Joseph Smith Jr.
      Nauvoo Marriage Record

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