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Isaac Dunford

Birthplace: Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Utah Territory, USA
Cause of death: fell out of a wagon and was run over
Place of Burial: Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Dunford and Mary Dunford
Husband of Leah Dunford
Father of Mary Dunford; William Dunford; Amelia Dunford; Alma Bailey Dunford; Savina Dunford and 9 others

Occupation: Weaver in a Woolen Mill while living in England
Managed by: Kaylene Hansen
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About Isaac Dunford

Biographical Summary:

"...Isaac Dunford (1824-1879) was born June 23, 1824, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, a veritable garden spot in south western England. Isaac was the fifth child in a family of ten children--seven boys and three girls (William, James, Sarah, George, ISAAC, Charles Simeon, Samuel, Mary, Mary, John) -- born to John Dunford and Mary Blair, who were members of the Baptist Church in Trowbridge, and whose ancestors assisted in its establishment in 1736..."

"...When Isaac was 13 years old, his mother, Mary died (June 3, 1837), leaving six sons and two daughters. George, who was 18 months older than Isaac, later recorded in his journal some of his feelings and impressions of his home and mother. He wrote that one reason he left home to join the Royal Navy was that "on the third of June My Mother that had become fondly attached, seemingly, Died and so it seemed as though the greatest charme of Home was lost."..."

"...The baby brother, John was only two years and nine months old when their mother died. The eldest brother, William, died the following year (1838) at age 21. Six and one-half years later, death saddened the home again when sister Mary died, before she was twelve years old (1844).

"...John Dunford and his sons were weavers by trade..." "...The eldest daughter, Sarah, married Joseph Janes, the superintendent of the textile establishment in which the boys were employed..."

SOURCE: The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story; By various authors. Retrieved from Google Books. ISBN 0931151031, 9780931151033

John Halliday Company , arrived September 25, 1864 ( History of Bear Lake Pioneers p188)

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Birth: Jun. 23, 1824, England

Death: Oct. 4, 1879 Bloomington Bear Lake County Idaho, USA Location is not correct should be Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Utah, United States (fell out of a wagon and was run over)

Family links:

  • Moroni Dunford (1855 - 1910)*
  • Albert Bailey Dunford (1857 - 1929)*
  • Oliver Cowdrey Dunford (1863 - 1943)*
  • James Lehi Dunford (1866 - 1944)*
  • Leah Matilda Dunford Krogue (1869 - 1932)*

Burial: Bloomington Cemetery Bloomington Bear Lake County Idaho, USA -------------------- The following link is to a book entitled, "The Isaac and Leah Bailey Dunford Family Story" published by the Dunford Family Association. I found it in a Google Search:

Obituary: Bloomington, November 24, 1879, Deseret News: Isaac Dunford, whose sudden death was briefly noted some four weeks since, was born June 23, 1824, in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. He was baptized in said town by Elder John Halliday in the month of July, 1848, was ordained an Elder under the hands of his brother, George Dunford, and was appointed President of the Steeple Ashton branch, January 9th, 1853. On his departure for America, the Saints over whom he presided, presented him with a beautiful memorial, inscribed on parchment, as a token of the high esteem and respect with which he was regarded. Brother Dunford remained at St. Louis, where he labored for the support of his family, and to acquire the necessary means for their journey to Utah. h was always faithful in his tithes and liberal in his offerings, and those in need found him a friend indeed. He was subsequently appointed President of the St. Louis Conference, which position he filled with dignity and honor, and arrived in Salt Lake Valley September 25th, 1864. he was employed by the hon. Wm. Jennings as a salesman for two months, whose employe he voluntarily left, and in company with Elder James H. Hart, in the cold, dreary days of December, wended his way, with ox teams, via Franklin and Soda Springs to the beautiful Bear Lake Valley. He located in Bloomington.

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Isaac Dunford's Timeline

June 23, 1824
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
January 4, 1846
Age 21
January 17, 1847
Age 22
England, United Kingdom
September 14, 1848
Age 24
August 19, 1850
Age 26
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Age 25
July 9, 1852
Age 28
December 19, 1853
Age 29
Born at Sea on voyage to America from England
June 8, 1855
Age 30
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
November 19, 1857
Age 33
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA