Alexander Phillip Chesley (1814 - 1884) MP

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Birthplace: Bolen Green, Fauquier, VA, US
Death: Died in Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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About Alexander Phillip Chesley

"...Chesley, Alexander Philip – (14th Ten) Born in Bowling Green, Faquier Co., Va., on Oc. 22, 1814, to John and Elizabeth Brisker Chesley. An orphan at age 3, he was reared by an uncle until 12, then by other relatives in Kentucky. He was encouraged by Henry Clay Sr. (the father of the famous legislator) to study law, which he did. He later moved to Wayne Co., Ill., where he practiced law, and married Elizabeth Haws. She became a staunch convert, and after a time, he was also baptized. He joined the pioneer company and gained the reputation of being a daring Indian fighter. A member of the advance party, he entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 22, 1847. He returned to Winter Quarters for is family and brought them back to the valley in 1851. On this return trip, he guided John Taylor's wagon train carrying equipment for a sugar factory. He settled in Provo, Utah, where he taught school and was a lawyer. In 1856, he was called on a mission to Australia, from whence he never returned. He died Aug. 9, 1884, in Orange, Australia, at age 69..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

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Alexander Phillip Chesley's Timeline

1814
October 22, 1814
Bolen Green, Fauquier, VA, US
1842
June 6, 1842
Age 27
Nauvoo, IL, USA
1845
September 29, 1845
Age 30
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA
1847
May 16, 1847
Age 32
IA, USA
1848
September 3, 1848
Age 33
Provo, UT, USA
September, 1848
Age 33
Provo, UT, USA
1850
June 12, 1850
Age 35
Provo, UT, USA
1853
August 20, 1853
Age 38
Provo, UT, USA
1854
1854
Age 39
Provo, UT, USA
1855
June 9, 1855
Age 40
Provo, UT, USA