James Wesley Stewart (1825 - 1913) MP

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Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Fayette, Alabama
Death: Died in Cokeville, WY, USA
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About James Wesley Stewart

Mormon Pioneer

"...Stewart, James Wesley – (8th Ten) Born May 19, 1825, in Fayette Co., Ala., to George and Ruth Baker Stewart, who were baptized when Elder Benjamin Clapp came to the town and preached. They moved to Missouri where George Stewart died of fever. Chosen to accompany the first pioneers west, James Stewart was one of the men assigned o remain at the Platte River to ferry oncoming Oregon and Mormon pioneers across the river. Upon arriving in Salt Lake Valley, he helped make the first irrigation dam on City Creek. Of the first winter, he wrote: "During the winter of 1847 it was hard picking for us, being without bread, and a thousand miles to go for flour; so we lived on cowhides at times and in the spring, sego roots." He was later sent on a mission to the Southern States where he met Jane Grover, whom he married. They built a home in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah, and later in Morgan Co., Utah. He was later ordained a high priest. He died in Cokeville, Wyo., March 22, 1913, at age 87..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

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James Stewart's Timeline

May 19, 1825
Tuscaloosa, Fayette, Alabama
May 25, 1842
Age 17
May 25, 1842
Age 17
July 29, 1850
Age 25
San Bernadino, San Bernadino, California, USA
May 30, 1851
Age 26
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Age 34
Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory
June 27, 1868
Age 43
March 9, 1874
Age 48
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
March 22, 1913
Age 87
Cokeville, WY, USA
March, 1913
Age 87
Farmington, Davis, Utah