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James Sylvester

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Settle, South Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Pintura, Washington, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Pintura Cemetery, Pintura, Washington, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Sylvester and Ann Sylvester
Husband of Rebecca Sylvester
Father of Ann Maria Sylvester; Rebecca Sylvester; Joshua William Sylvester; Mary Elizabeth Birch; Emma Sylvester and 7 others

Managed by: ANDREW JONATHAN SMITH
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About James Sylvester

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 James Jepson Company (1852)

Perpetual Emigrating Fund

Age at departure: 36

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Birth: Dec. 4, 1816 Settle South Yorkshire, England

Death: May 19, 1888 Pintura Washington County Utah, USA

Son of Joshua Sylvester and Ann Webb

Married Rebecca Nicholson, 27 Feb 1838, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Children - Ann Maria Sylvester, Rebecca Sylvester, Joshua William Sylvester, Martha Sylvester, Emma Sylvester, James Sylvester, Eliza Sylvester, Lovinia Nicholson Sylvester, Roseinia Sylvester, Altheria Sylvester, Joseph Sylvester, Joshua William Sylvester

History - James was an apprentice in the cutlery business in Sheffield, England. James and Rebecca they heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints preached, which struck them very forcibly, and after much careful study in comparing the doctrine with that taught by Christ or with the Church of Jesus Christ of former days, they were both thoroughly convinced that it was the right one. They quit the Methodist Church. They remained firm and steadfast to the last, never regretting or wishing for anything better. After they decided to come to America, they began to save money for this purpose.

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Spouse:
  • Rebecca Nicholson Sylvester (1819 - 1904)*
Children:
  • Ann Maria Sylvester (1839 - 1839)*
  • Rebecca Sylvester (1841 - 1850)*
  • Joshua William Sylvester (1843 - 1925)*
  • Mary Elizabeth Sylvester Birch (1845 - 1925)*
  • Emma Sylvester Lewis (1847 - 1864)*
  • Eliza Sylvester Losee (1852 - 1867)*
  • Lovinia Nicholson Sylvester Berry (1854 - 1955)*
  • Rosinia Sylvester Sylvester Jarvis (1857 - 1913)*
  • Altheria Sylvester Gregerson (1858 - 1933)*
  • Joseph Sylvester (1861 - 1945)*

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Burial: Pintura Cemetery Pintura Washington County Utah, USA

Maintained by: SMSmith Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So... Record added: Feb 02, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 53625

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James Sylvester's Timeline

1816
January 28, 1816
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
December 4, 1816
Settle, South Yorkshire, England
1839
August 6, 1839
Age 22
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
1841
May 7, 1841
Age 24
Sheffield, South Yorkshire,, England
1843
February 5, 1843
Age 26
Sheffield, England
1845
December 24, 1845
Age 29
Sheffield, UK
1847
December 7, 1847
Age 31
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
1850
August 17, 1850
Age 33
St Louis, MO, USA
1852
March 7, 1852
Age 35
St Louis, MO, USA
1854
June 24, 1854
Age 37
Springville, UT, USA