James DeGroot Oakley (1826 - 1915)

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Place of Burial: Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
Birthplace: Flatlands, Kings, New York, USA
Death: Died in Springville, Utah, Utah, USA
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About James DeGroot Oakley

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Mormon Battalion Sick Detachments (1847) Age 18


Departure: 24 May 1847 Arrival: 29 July 1847

Company Information: Three sick detachments of disabled men in the Mormon Battalion, along with some women and children, spent the winter in 1846-47 at Pueblo, Colorado. An advance party of 13 soldiers met Brigham Young's company on 4 July while trailing livestock. The remainder of the sick detachments left Pueblo on 24 May and, in company with some Saints from Mississippi, arrived in Salt Lake City five days after Brigham Young had entered the valley.

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Birth: Sep. 5, 1826 Flatlands Kings County New York, USA

Death: Apr. 30, 1915 Springville Utah County Utah, USA

Son of Ezra Oakley & Elizabeth De Groot

Married Ciscelia Lane, 24 Nov 1863, Springville, Utah, Utah

Married Fannie Palfreyman, 19 Jul 1869, Salt Lake City, Utah

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Volume 4

Oakley, James, a member of the Mormon Battalion, Company D, was born Sept. 5, 1826, near Brooklyn, Long Island, N.Y., a son of Ezra Oakley and Elizabeth DeCroot. He moved with his parents to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1842, joined the Church when sixteen years old, being baptized in the spring of 1843. He remained in Nauvoo until the exodus in 1846, joined the Mormon Battalion at Council Bluffs, but fell ill and went to Pueblo, under Capt. James Brown. He arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847, went to California in 1849 with the gold rush, but returned to Utah in 1851, locating in Springville. He took an active part in the Indian wars of early Utah history and in all things he lived the life of the hardy, courageous pioneer and empire builder. He died in Springville, Utah, April 30, 1915. It was said of him that he had such a horror of debt that he never owed a dollar in his life to anybody.

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Parents:
  • Ezra Oakley (1788 - 1879)
  • Elizabeth De Groot Oakley (1795 - 1885)
Spouses:
  • Ciscelia Lane Clark (1848 - 1924)
  • Fannie Palfreyman Oakley (1852 - 1935)
  • Alvina Ann Cole Oakley (1836 - 1906)*
Children:
  • James H Oakley (1852 - 1880)*
  • Sarah Corcelia Oakley Storrs (1864 - 1929)*
  • Ami Oakley (1866 - 1951)*
  • Davis Lane Oakley (1869 - 1917)*
  • Louis Napoleon Oakley (1871 - 1962)*
  • Richard Delos Oakley (1871 - 1943)*
  • Arthur Eugene Oakley (1872 - 1873)*
  • Lillie Ann Oakley Noakes (1875 - 1903)*
  • Phoebe Loretta Oakley Sumsion (1877 - 1961)*
  • Carrie Oakley Parry (1881 - 1939)*
  • Ernest James Oakley (1883 - 1955)*
  • Leo Oakley (1886 - 1886)*

Burial: Springville City Cemetery Springville Utah County Utah, USA Plot: Blk. 15 Lot 3 Pos. 1

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James Oakley's Timeline

1826
September 5, 1826
Flatlands, Kings, New York, USA
1851
September 14, 1851
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1853
1853
Age 26
Utah Territory
1855
1855
Age 28
Utah Territory
1858
1858
Age 31
Utah Territory
1863
November 24, 1863
Age 37
Springville, Utah, Utah, USA
1865
1865
Age 38
Utah Territory
1867
1867
Age 40
Utah Territory