John Courtland Searle (1828 - 1920)

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Birthplace: Butler, Wayne, New York, USA
Death: Died in Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
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About John Courtland Searle

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 James Pace Company (1850) Age 22


Departure: 11 June 1850 Arrival: 20-23 September 1850

Company Information: 100 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).

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Birth: Jan. 30, 1828 Wayne County New York, USA

Death: Nov. 17, 1920 Payson Utah County Utah, USA

John Courtland Searle was born in Butler, Wayne, New York. His parents were Breed Searle and Rebecca Ann Saxton. He married Jerusha Morrison Hill 20 Mar 1850 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. They were the parents of twelve children.

(From PETEETNEET TOWN, A History of Payson, Utah, by Madoline Cloward Dixon) "The first settlers of the new colony at Peteetneet were sixteen in number. They included James Pace, his wife, Lucinda Gibson, and their children: William Byron, who at age 15 had served with his father in the Mormon Battalion, Mary Ann, Warren Sidney, Martha Elmina, John E. and Amanda L. Pace. A second family was composed of Andrew Jackson Stewart, his wife, Eunice Haws, and their children, Sarah, Catherine and Andrew Jackson Jr. A young couple, John Courtland Searle and his wife, Jerusha Morrison Hill were there too. Their baby would be the first white child to be born in the new settlement (and also the first to die). Also in the group were two youths, Allison Hill (14), who was a brother-in-law of John C. Searle, and Nathaniel Haws (18), brother of Eunice Haws Stewart."

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Parents:
  • Breed Searle (1803 - 1879)
  • Rebecca Ann Saxton Searle (1809 - 1897)
Spouses:
  • Jerusha Morrison Hill Searle (1832 - 1904)
  • Maria Josephine Hill Searle (1840 - 1929)*
Children:
  • Sarah Ann Searle Nielsen (1854 - 1942)*
  • Luna Estella Searle Whitmill (1860 - 1917)*
  • Leonard Breed Searle (1864 - 1916)*
  • James Henry Searle (1875 - 1957)*

Note: Information taken from Payson City Cemetery Records


Burial: Payson City Cemetery Payson Utah County Utah, USA Plot: Blk 4 lot 8 pos 2

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1828
January 30, 1828
Butler, Wayne, New York, USA
1920
November 17, 1920
Age 92
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
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Payson, Utah, Utah, USA