Elijah Funk Sheets (1821 - 1904)

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Birthplace: Charleston Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died
Occupation: Bishop SLC 8th Ward, traveling bishop, LDS church assistant trustee-in-trust, Assessor and collector, railroad contractor, stockbreeder, agriculturist
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About Elijah Funk Sheets

Elijah Funk Sheets, son of Frederick Sheets of Germany and Hannah Page of Charleston, Pennsylvania, was born 22 March 1821 at Charleston. Came to Utah 22 September 1847 with the Perrigrine Sessions Company. Bishop of SLC 8th Ward for 48 years; traveling bishop 1871; assistant trustee-in-trust of the Mormon church. Assessor and collector of Utah County 1870; railroad contractor, Union Pacific Rail Road, 1869-70; stockbreeder and agriculturist. Died 3 July 1904.

Marriages and Children

  1. Margaret Hutchinson (3 July 1819, Presteign, Radnorshire, England - 1 February 1847, Winter Quarters, Nebraska) married 16 January 1846, in England
  2. Susannah Musser (2 September 1827 - 11 May 1861), daughter of Samuel Musser and Anna Barr. Married 6 April 1847 Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Their children:
    1. Anna Musser Sheets
    2. Elijah Musser Sheets
    3. Nephi Musser Sheets
    4. Moroni Musser Sheets
    5. Amos Musser Sheets
    6. Susannah Musser Sheets
    7. Martha Musser Sheets born May 3, 1861, married David F. Davis.
  3. Elizabeth Leaver(31 August 1839 New York City - 26 July 1892 Salt Lake City, Utah Territory), daughter of Samuel Leaver and Mary Ann Hartlett. Married 8 February 1857 Salt Lake City. Their children:
    1. Samuel Leaver Sheets
    2. Elizabeth Leaver Sheets
    3. Mary Ann Leaver Sheets
    4. Frederick Leaver Sheets
    5. Edward Leaver Sheets
    6. Ellen Leaver Sheets
    7. Brigham Leaver Sheets
    8. Milton Leaver Sheets
    9. Eva Leaver Sheets
    10. Joseph Leaver Sheets
  4. Emma Spencer (23 September 1845 Arnold, Nottingham, England - 25 May 1900 Salt Lake City, Utah), daughter of Edwin Spencer and Hannah Wardle. Married 7 December 1861 Salt Lake City. Their children:
    1. Jedediah Spencer Sheets
    2. Emma Spencer Sheets
    3. William Spencer Sheets
    4. Heber Spencer Sheets
    5. Elijah Spencer Sheets
    6. Edwin Spencer Sheets
    7. Blanch Spencer Sheets
    8. Eliza Spencer Sheets
    9. Bertha Spencer Sheets
    10. Ray Spencer Sheets

Sources

  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 86
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1157
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Elijah Sheets's Timeline

1821
March 22, 1821
Charleston Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States
1846
January 16, 1846
Age 24
England, United Kingdom
1847
April 6, 1847
Age 26
Winter Quarters, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1848
1848
Age 26
1850
1850
Age 28
1852
1852
Age 30
1854
1854
Age 32
1856
1856
Age 34
1857
February 8, 1857
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
1858
1858
Age 36