About Martin Carroll Allred
MARTIN CARROLL ALLRED
& MARY POLLY HESKETT
Martin Carroll Allred was born 8 September 1806 in Warren County, Kentucky. He is a son of James Allred and Elizabeth Warren. About 1825 he married Mary Polly Heskett who was born about 1810 in Bedford, Tennessee. He was 19 and she was 15.
In 1832 when Martin Carroll was 26, the whole Allred family was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Two years later, Martin Carroll was part of Zion's Camp and was a captain along with his father, James Allred. Shortly after the men came home from Zion's Camp, Martin and Polly had a baby girl, and they named her Sally, after an aunt who had just died. Her birthdate was December 31, 1934. Sally was the 5th child out of 7 children born to Martin Carroll and Mary Polly.
In 1835, Martin Carroll was called on a short mission to parts of Missouri and Illinois. Martin and his brother, James, stayed in Monroe County when their father and some of his family moved to Clay County, Missouri. In 1826, Martin Carroll traveled to Kirtland, Ohio, and during the months of March and April, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated and many meetings were held in the temple. Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received a series of remarkable visions at that time. (See D & C 109 &110)
Martin Carroll was able to attend some of the meetings and he received an "anointing or special blessing" in the Kirtland temple on April 14, 1836 and was received into the Elder's Quorum on the same day. The anointing given was the initiatory ordinances or the washing and anointing portion of the temple endowment. Those were the only ordinances being done in the Kirtland Temple and they were performed in the attic rooms of the temple.
Before Martin Carroll moved nearer to his father, he and Mary Polly had another little daughter, Eloisy, who died soon after. In Far West, Martin Carroll was listed as one of the "Ministers of Justices" of the area in marriage and other records. He was also put on the High council there.
Martin Carroll was one of the men arrested at the fall of Far West, 5 Nov 1838. Joseph Smith and a few others were taken prisoner and incarcerated in a small, old vacant blockhouse in Richmond, Missouri.
Martin's group, was marched to Richmond and incarcerated in an unfinished Courthouse. This group suffered mostly from lack of food and from cold weather. When they returned to Far West, they signed a covenant to " stand by and assist each other to the utmost of our abilities in removing from this state." By this time, Boggs had put out his extermination order.
When the Mormons sent petitions to the president of the United States, for redress, Martin filed $1,000 for loss of 120 acres, personal property, time and citizenship and for false imprisonment. He, like all the others, received nothing.
Martin Carroll died at age 37 on May 2, 1840. It is believed that he died from the exposure and inhumane treatment received while he was imprisoned in Richmond, Missouri.
Mary Polly died 2 months later, in July 1840. She was also in her middle 30's. They had a family of 7 children ranging from 2 years to 13 years. The children went to Nauvoo to live with their grandparents, James and Elizabeth Allred. Sally Allred was about 6 years old when her parents died.
-------------------- Allred, Martin Carrell
State of Illinois Pike County January the 18th AD 1840
A schedule of the Loss of Property, time and citizenship and imprisonment which I, Martin C. Allred sustained in Missouri by the exterminating order of the Governor of the State of Missouri.
Taking all together I would not of suffered all these things for less than one thousand dollars the number of acres of land entered and owned by Martin C. Allred was one hundred and twenty dollars as my duplicates will show or at least I have two of them which I will send you for testimony
Subscribed and Sworn
Martin C. Allred
[Sworn to before W. H. Boling, C.C.C.C., Pike Co., IL, 18 Jan 1840.]
Martin Carroll ALLRED (1806-40), a native of Kentucky, marched with Zion's Camp in 1834 and was among those arrested at the fall of Far West.
Allred, Martin Carrol
Birth: Allred, Martin Carrol Date: September 8, 1806 Place: Warren, KY, USA
Parents: Allred, Martin Carrol Father: Allred, James Mother: Warren, Elizabeth
Death: Allred, Martin Carrol Date: May 2, 1840
Marriage Information: Allred, Martin Carrol Spouse: Haskett, Mary/Polly Date: May 2, 1840
Children: Allred, Martin Carrol
Name: Birthdate: Place:
1. Allred, Eliza Elvira August 31, 1826
2. Allred, Reuben Warren November 9, 1827
3. Allred, James Franklin November 22, 1832
4. Allred, Elizabeth/Betsy
5. Allred, Sally December 31, 1833
6. Allred, Eloisy 1836
7. Allred, George Martin H.
Temple Ordinance Data: Allred, Martin Carrol Baptism Date: March 18, 36 or March 1919
Endowment Date: April 17, 36 or April 1919
Sealed to Parents Date: October 21, 1948 Temple: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah
Sealed to Spouse Date: September 10, 1968 Temple: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah
Places of Residence: Allred, Martin Carrol Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
1826-1827; Bedford, TN, USA 1832-1833; Monroe, MO, USA 1833-1836; Salt Creek, MO, USA 1837;
Log Creek, Caldwell, MO, USA
Comments: Martin Carrol was a member of Zion's Camp in 1834.
Martin Carrol was a member of the High Council at Nauvoo.
Martin Carrol, along with many others, was taken prisoner. He was brought before Austin A. King, at Richmond, for trial, charged with several crimes of high treason against the state, murder, burglary, arson, robbery, and larceny on Nov. 11, 1838.
The charges brought against Martin Carrol were dismissed because nothing could be proven so he and several others were discharged.
A profile of LDS at Kirtland, Ohio and Members of Zions Camp 1830-1839.
Martin Carrol covenanted to assist the saints in removing from Missouri on Jan. 29, 1838.
He was issued an Elder's license on 18 Apr 1836 and had to have been baptized prior to
Martin Allred's Timeline
September 8, 1806
Warren County, Kentucky, United States
February 23, 1823
Monroe, Monroe, Missouri, United States
November 9, 1827
Of Bedford, Tennessee
November 22, 1832
December 31, 1833
Salt Creek, MO, USA
Of Monroe, Missouri
Bedford County, Tennessee
September 27, 1837
Bedford County, Tennessee
May 2, 1840
Nauvoo, IL, USA