John Tidwell, Sr. (1807 - 1887)

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Birthplace: Shelby County, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah Territory, United States
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Immediate Family

About John Tidwell, Sr.

John Tidwell (1807 - 1887), son of William Tidwell (circa 1782 - 1813) and Sarah Rebecca Goben (1787 - circa 1842), was born 14 January 1807 in Shelby County, Kentucky; he died at the age of 80 on 24 January 1887 at Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah Territory, and was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Plot: A_104_3_7. He married Jane Smith (1812 - 1893), daughter of James Smith (born circa 1780) and Mary Mae Henthorn (born 1784), on 18 December at Clark County, Indiana.

Marriage and Children

  1. Jane Smith (6 June 1812 - 20 May 1893), married 18 December 1828 Clark County, Indiana
    1. James Harvey Tidwell (1829 - 1896), married (1) Elizabeth Harvey, (2) Emma Sanderson
    2. William Nelson Tidwell (1831 - 1913), married Mary Elizabeth Reynolds
    3. Mary Jane Tidwell (1833 - 1901), married Benjamin Johnson
    4. Jefferson Tidwell (1837 - 1910), married Sarah Seely
    5. Lyman Tidwell (1839 - 1839)
    6. Nancy Ann Tidwell (1840 - 1840)
    7. Martha Tidwell (1842 - 1881), married John Lusk
    8. Margaret F. "Mamie" Tidwell (1844 - 1910), married Albert Zabriskie
    9. Sarah Tidwell (1846 - 1931), married Bent Johnson
    10. John Tidwell, Jr. (1849 - 1917)
    11. Emma Jane Tidwell (1852 - 1852)
    12. Emeline Mariah Tidwell (1855 - 1926), married Isaac Smith

John Tidwell emigrated to Utah as the captain of his own company, arriving on 16 September 1862. He was a member of the 1st quorum of Seventies and President of Seventies at Provo. He located at Pleasant Grove when he arrived in Utah in 1852, and moved to Mount Pleasant in 1859. He built a fort for protection against the Indians.

Sources

  • Find a Grave
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 352
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1214
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John Tidwell, Sr.'s Timeline

1807
January 14, 1807
Shelby County, Kentucky, United States
1828
December 18, 1828
Age 21
Marysville, Clark County, Indiana, United States
1829
November 28, 1829
Age 22
Clark, Indiana, USA
1834
August 27, 1834
Age 27
Washington, Clark, In