Francis Martin Pomeroy (1822 - 1883) MP

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Birthplace: Somers, CT, USA
Death: Died in Mesa, AZ, USA
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About Francis Martin Pomeroy

Mormon Pioneer

"...Pomeroy, Francis M. – (10th Ten) Born Feb. 22, 1822, at Somers, Tollard County, Connecticut, to Martin and Sybil Hunt Pomeroy. He was hired out to an uncle at the young age and when he reached 15, he joined a whaling crew. He eventually became harpoonist, and worked his way to first mate. At 21, he was in a shipwreck off Peru, of which he was the lone survivor. A Castillian family took him in and he stayed for two years, learning Spanish. He returned to Salem, Massachusetts, where he married Irene Ursula Haskell and was baptized in 1844. They moved to Nauvoo. With the original company on June 18, 1847, he was among nine men left to operate the upper ferry of the Platte River. While at the ferry, his wife arrived in a westbound company and he continued west with them. They settled in the Twelfth Ward in Salt Lake City, but he was soon called on a mission to Lower California with Apostle Charles C. Rich that lasted a year. He returned to Salt Lake City where he acted as host and interpreter to a delegation representing Mexico President Benito Juarez, who met with Brigham Young. In 1862, he moved to Weber Co., Utah, until 1864 when he helped settle Paris, Idaho. He moved to Salt River Valley in Arizona and became a founder of the city of Mesa, Maricopa Co., Ariz. He was widely respected by the Indians there and was set apart as president of the Indian Mission in 1881. Two years later, on Feb. 28, 1883, he died in Mesa at age 60..."


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Francis Martin Pomeroy's Timeline

February 22, 1822
Somers, CT, USA
January 10, 1849
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
September 1, 1852
Age 30
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
May 23, 1854
Age 32
Paris, ID, USA
June 18, 1856
Age 34
Great Salt Lake
June 16, 1858
Age 36
May 6, 1863
Age 41
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
June 6, 1868
Age 46
Paris, Bear Lake, ID
September 15, 1870
Age 48
Paris, Bear Lake, ID, USA
February 28, 1883
Age 61
Mesa, AZ, USA