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Barnabas Lake

Birthplace: Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Logan, Cache, Utah
Place of Burial: Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Madison Lake, Jr. and Philomela (Polly) Lake
Husband of Fanny Electa Snider and Lucy Jane Lake
Father of Electa Diana Cafferty; Mary Serepta Lake; Julia Ann Lake; Lucy Jane Taylor; Sarah Lucinda Van Leuven and 4 others
Brother of William Bailey Lake, Sr.; Almeda Sabra Lake; "Clara" Lake Taylor; Jane Maria Taylor; Lydia Ann Nelson and 4 others
Half brother of Julia Lake; Lawrence Lake; James Madison Lake, III; Geroge Lake; Dennis Lake and 4 others

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About Barnabas Lake

Birth: Jun. 3, 1827


Ontario, Canada

Death: Jun. 18, 1893

Cache County

Utah, USA

Son of James Lake & Philomela Smith

Lake, Barnabas – born 3 June 1827 in Canada. His father was from New York state and his mother from Vermont and they were married in Canada where six children were born. The family moved to Kirtland, Ohio where two more children were born in 1834 and 1835. They relocated into Illinois where the last two children were born in 1838 and 1841. Barnabas was baptized into the LDS Church in 1837. They were in the exodus from Illinois and moved across Iowa. Barnabas was enlisted as a Pvt. in Co. A at Council Bluffs, Iowa on 16 July 1846. He marched to Santa Fe, New Mexico with the battalion, where, according to his health, he was placed on the sick detachment led by Capt. Brown to Pueblo. They left Santa Fe on October 18th and reached the Arkansas River on November 9th and were re-supplied from military stores from Bent's Fort. They moved up the river and reached Pueblo on November 17th. The able men constructed houses and a meeting house and spent the winter here. In late May of 1847 they were ordered by the military leaders at Santa Fe "to go to California" and received two and a half months of provisions and their pay. They marched north to Ft. Laramie and some encountered elements of the Mormon Pioneer Company while most of the sick detachment reached Salt Lake on 29 July 1847. They were almost two weeks beyond the one-year enlistment and Brigham Young released them from military service and Capt. Brown went to California to get their back pay and official discharges. Lake apparently returned to the Mormon camps on the Missouri River and on 31 March 1850 married Flecta Electa Snyder who died en route to Utah at Devil's Gate in Wyoming on 9 August 1850. He married Lucy Jane Herrick in July of 1851 at Ogden and the family resided in Weber County at Ogden, Huntsville and Harrisville through 1862. In 1863 they apparently moved to Cache County where a son was born at Hyrum in June of that year. Then they went back to Huntsville and then Ogden where the last two children were born in 1865 and 1867. Sometime later the family moved back to northern Cache Valley, settling at Fairview immediately north of Cache County in Idaho Territory in Oneida County (later Franklin Co.). While living here Barnabas died at Logan, Utah on 18 June 1893 and was buried in the Fairview Cemetery. He was included on Daniel Tyler's "Surviving Members of the Battalion" list published in 1881 as follows: "Lake [,] Barnabas, Franklin, Oneida Co. Idaho." [Franklin was the more noted Mormon settlement nearby.]

Family links:

 James Lake (1788 - 1874)
 Philomela Smith Lake (1793 - 1873)

 Philomelia Lake (1865 - 1884)*

 Lucy Jane Herrick Lake (1827 - 1907)



Fairview Cemetery

Fairview (Franklin County)

Franklin County

Idaho, USA

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Barnabas Lake's Timeline

June 2, 1827
Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada
August 22, 1852
Age 25
Odgen, Weber, Utah
March 4, 1854
Age 26
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
May 19, 1857
Age 29
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
May 22, 1859
Age 31
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
May 3, 1861
Age 33
Harrisville, Weber, Ut
June 21, 1863
Age 36
Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States
October 17, 1865
Age 38
Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States