Melissa Diantha Snow[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Female 1826 - 1903  (76 years)


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  • Name Melissa Diantha Snow 
    Born 20 Aug 1826  Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptized (LDS) 1834  [5
    Endowed (LDS) 25 Dec 1845  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Aug 1903  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6625  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) 24 Apr 1930  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeter Clinton,   b. 17 Feb 1813, Whitewater, Franklin, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1892, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Sealed S (LDS) 23 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles V. Clinton,   b. 1847, Deseret, Millard, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mamie Clinton
    Family ID F5332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jan 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Aug 1903 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register p 68-69
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, pp 605-606
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, Bu Black and Black, Vol 6, p 4325

      DEATH: The Snow Family, Boston Transcript, Note 2685 pt I,
      Gives d. date as 16 Aug 1893.; Valiant in the Faith, p 643

      BIRTH: The Snow Family, Boston Transcript, Note 2685 pt I; Valiant in the
      Faith, p 643

      MARRIAGE: Valiant in the Faith, p. 643. Says she was m. in
      the Nauvoo Temple.

      When Levi's family left Vermont, Aunt Melissa was 10 years old. She was the youngest. She went with her parents to Mo., Illinois, and Iowa. While living in Nauvoo she married Dr. Jeter Clinton
      While living in Nauvoo, Dr. Jeter Clinton married Melissa Diantha Snow, on January 23rd 1846 in the Nauvoo temple. Dr. Clinton was the son of John and Mary Clinton. He was born at Whitewater, Franklin County, Indiana. At the time of their marriage, she was 20 and he was 33 years old.
      He did much to care for the sick in the Mormon settlements during the years they lived in the middle states. The people were especially grateful to him during the epidemic that broke out when they were living at Council Bluffs in 1846, the year so many took sick and died of cholera.
      Most of the following information came from cemetery records and the Utah Historical Quarterly for 1940.
      Uncle Jeter and Aunt Melissa came to Utah in 1848. They had the following children: Charles V. Clinton born 16 Oct 1849 and died 20 Aug 1924, James E. Clinton born 24 May 1851 and died 20 Aug 1911, Lucina Clinton born 1854 and died 24 May 1900, Mary Augusta born 18 Oct 1859, William Frank born 17 Feb 1862, Fielding J. Clinton and Lafayette Clinton.
      After coming to Utah, Uncle Jeter was called on a mission. While he was gone, Aunt Melissa taught school and made the adobes for her house.
      After coming to Salt Lake, Uncle Jeter was County Corner, Police Justice, and alderman. January 9th 1851 Salt Lake City was incorporated. Three of the councilors chosen were Dr. Jeter Clinton, William Snow and Harrison Burgess. ( The latter's son, Joseph married William's daughter Emma) When the 8th session of the General Assembly met at City Hall in Salt Lake City February 23rd members elect were sworn in by Chief Justice Jeter Clinton. In 1856 he brought to Salt Lake the first machine, in the state, for making buckets.
      The following is taken from the " Deseret News" May 10, 1892; "Clinton" at his residence, in the 14th Ward of this city (meaning Salt Lake), at 7 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness of over one year, Elder Jeter Clinton, in his 80th year died. The funeral will be held in the 14th Ward Assembly room at 2p.m. on Thursday the 12th. Friends are invited to attend.
      In another part of this same issue of the paper it says: " Dr. Jeter Clinton, an old and well known resident of Utah who has, in the history of this city, occupied a number of official positions, died this morning. He was for several terms a member of the municipal council, and active for several years as Police Justice. He possessed many estimable qualities, being noted for his genial disposition and uniform affability of disposition." Ann Rogers Snow said of him that he was one of the best men that ever lived. She named a son for him.

      I found this history in the Bessie Snow "SNOW Book" page 99.

      "DESERET NEWS" Aug.17,1903 says:
      PIONEER WOMAN GONE. ONE OF UTAH'S OLDEST SETTLERS CALLED HOME AT THE AGE OF 77 YEARS.
      There passed away in this city last night, Mrs. Melissa D. Clinton, wife of the late Dr. Jeter Clinton, at the ripe age of 77 years. Mrs. Clinton was one of Utah's earliest settlers, having come here in 1848. She took an active part in all that pertained to early day Utah and taught the first school in the state,this having its location in what is
      now known as the 13th. Ward. In all that she was called upon to do, she manifested commendable zeal and her life's work was devoted to betterment of all with whom she came in contact. The deceased was a sister of the late Apostle Erastus Snow and was the mother of a large family, six of whom are left to survive her. They are in order of their ages: Charles V., James E., Eielding J., William F., Mrs. Mamie Shurtliff, and Lafayette Clinton. The funeral will be held at the residence, 134 East 5th. South Street at 2 o'clock tomorrow. Friends are invited to attend.
      Deseret News Aug. 16th, ,1911 says: " James E. Clinton died Aug. 15,1911. He was born May 24,1861 at the homestead on 2nd. East and 1st. South Street. He was ex-County Com missioner. He went to Nephi and became president of the Nephi Plaster Company. He was widely known,"
      The date on Aunt Melissa's tombstone doesn't agree with the News Paper. It says she died Aug.18,1903. NOTE: Whitney's History of Utah says the first school teachers in Utah were Julian Moses and Mary Jane Dilworth, who taught in the Old Fort the winter of 1847.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , Nauvoo, Bu Black and Black, Vol 6, p 4325.

    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 40, pp 605-606.

    3. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), p 68-69.

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

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

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

    7. [S6761] .

    8. [S186] Database - Pedigree Resource File, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, 2001), CD #27.