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James Sylvester

Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Bellevue, Washington, UT
Place of Burial: Bellevue, Washington, UT
Immediate Family:

Son of Joshua Sylvester and Ann Sylvester
Husband of Rebecca Sylvester
Father of Ann Mariah Maria Sylvester; Rebecca Sylvester; Joshua William Sylvester; Mary Elizabeth Birch; Emma Sylvester and 10 others

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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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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.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, James Jepson Company (1852)

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James Sylvester's Timeline

September 4, 1815
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
January 28, 1816
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
August 6, 1839
Age 23
Sheffield, UK
May 7, 1841
Age 25
Sheffield, UK
February 5, 1843
Age 27
Sheffield, UK
February 5, 1843
Age 27
Sheffield, England
December 24, 1845
Age 30
Sheffield, UK
December 24, 1845
Age 30
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
December 7, 1847
Age 32
December 17, 1847
Age 32
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England