Mary Bettis[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female Abt 1813 -


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  • Name Mary Bettis 
    Born Abt 1813  [6
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1846/1849  Blockhouse Branch, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I7088  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Family Allen Compton,   b. 10 Jan 1809, , Wilson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1854, Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1832  , Wilson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 16 Dec 1918 
    Notes 
    • Comments: Compton, Allen (Male) Allen was a private in Company "D".
      Allen was a memeber of the Mormon Battalion. On May 2, 1846, a mob numbering eighteen persons rode up to the door, called the father out and told him to get his family out of the house immediately. As soon as they were out, the mob fired the house; the Compton family were not allowed to take anything with them. They took passage on the steamer "St. Croix" and started to follow the saints who had preceded them in the great exodus. They arrived at Council Bluffs on the 3rd of July. Colonel Allen had come into the camp the day before to enlist five hundred men to go to Mexico, and Bro Compton became one of the number. He left his family camped in the corner of a worn fence with nothing to protect them from the scorching sun during the day, or the heavy dews at night, but a piece of wagon cover stretched on the fence. Two of his children were sick with argue. The Battalion marched from Fort Leavenworth, leaving the sick detachment-among whom was Bro. Compton -- to winter at pueblo. In the spring of 1847 Captain Higgins' Company was sent to Fort Laramie, Bro. Compton started back on August 24, arriving home on November 18th, 1847, and started back again for the Valley October 14, 1848, with the mail (that being the first mail that came to Utah), arriving in Salt Lake City November 30. The Indians were troublesome during the winter, and Bro. Compton was sent with Captain Scott to battle them near Provo. After the April conference Bro, Compton was asked to return to Council Bluffs, build some flat boats when he arrived there, and ferry the saints across the Missouri River, which he did, operating the Lone Tree Ferry in 1851-1852, the one known as Busha's Ferry in 1853. Then he moved up and ran the ferry at Winter Quarters.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Compton,   b. 9 Oct 1840, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1912, Farmington, Davis, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. James Robert Compton,   b. 30 Jun 1836, Wilson, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1836, Wilson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Sarah Ann Compton,   b. 31 Aug 1838, Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1867, Farmington, Davis, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     4. John Allen Compton,   b. 23 Jan 1843, , Johnson, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1912, Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     5. Emma Jane Compton,   b. 7 Feb 1845, , Johnson, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1914, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. William Franklin Compton,   b. 09 Mar 1834, Wilson, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1842, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     7. Henry Little Compton,   b. 04 Oct 1848, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 848, Council Bluffs, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Compton,   b. 30 Jun 1836, Wilson, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1836, Wilson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F5615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1849 - Blockhouse Branch, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Name transcribed from the Iowa Branches Members Index 1839 - 1859, Volumes 1 & 2 by Ronald G. Watt. Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991. Copyright by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Note: Stated in record above, "35 years old in 1848".

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

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

    3. [S15] USA - 1850 United States Census, US Census Bureau, Iowa, Pottawattamie.

    4. [S36] USA - 1860 United States Census, US Census Bureau, Utah, Davis, Farmington.

    5. [S7224] .

    6. [S3] LDS - Iowa Branches Members Index 1829 - 1859, Volumes I and II, Watt, Ronald G., (Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991,).