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John Courtland Searle

Birthplace: Butler, Wayne, New York, USA
Death: Died in Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Breed Searle and Rebecca Ann Searle
Husband of Maria Josephine Hill and Jerusha Morrison Hill
Father of Asa Lyman Searle; Charles Courtland Searle; Cyrus Ray Searle; Franklin Emerald Searle; Frederick Augustus Searle and 7 others
Brother of Charles Decater Searle; James Layfayette Searle; Adelbert Breed Searle; Philo Almon Searle and Anna Mary Huish

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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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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Family links:

  • Breed Searle (1803 - 1879)
  • Rebecca Ann Saxton Searle (1809 - 1897)
  • Jerusha Morrison Hill Searle (1832 - 1904)
  • Maria Josephine Hill Searle (1840 - 1929)*
  • 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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John Courtland Searle's Timeline

January 30, 1828
Butler, Wayne, New York, USA
March 20, 1850
Age 22
Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Age 26
Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
April 9, 1857
Age 29
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
June 5, 1859
Age 31
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
March 6, 1861
Age 33
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
May 11, 1864
Age 36
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
August 28, 1866
Age 38
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
March 24, 1869
Age 41
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
December 9, 1870
Age 42
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA