Mary Amelia Rollins (1843 - 1917)

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Birthplace: Nauvoo, IL, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Occupation: Married John Wesley Osborne 9/9/1857 in San Bernardino, CA, and had 11 children. They separated between 1885 and 1890, and in 1909 she married Collins Rowe Hakes. He died in 1916 and Mary in 1917.
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About Mary Amelia Rollins

Mary Amelia Rollins was born in Nauvoo, Illinois, December 27, 1843, the third child and first daughter of James Henry Rollins and Eveline Walker Rollins. She traveled with her parents in Willard Edwards Company which left Winter Quarters around July of 1848 and arrived in Salt Lake City around September of that year. Below are are some excerpts from the trail record of the journey, which were written by her father. The family was asked by the LDS church to go and settle the San Bernardino, California, area in 1851. They lived in San Bernardino until 1858. Mary married John Wesley Osborn September 9, 1857, in San Bernardino, and they had eleven children. John was a miner, and he probably went to California at the time of the gold rush, and then migrated south to San Bernardino. While there, he married Mary and the young couple accompanied the Rollins family to Parowan, Utah, in 1858. From there they moved to Minersville a year later. John and Mary separated while their last child was still quite small, which would have been around 1885, and John went on to pursue his mining activities elsewhere, probably in the vicinity of Pioche, Nevada, and Mary stayed in Utah. John died in Pioche, Nevada in 1895. Mary married Collins Rowe Hakes November 19, 1909. They did not have any children together. Hakes passed away in 1916, and Mary died the following year on September 9, 1917. She was 74 years old at the time when she died of pulmonary tuberculosis. She was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Mary had lived in Salt Lake City for 37 years at the time of her death, and in the state of Utah for 69 years of her life.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868, Source of Trail Excerpt: James Henry Rollins, Sketches from camp journal of Pres. Amasa Lyman's Company [24 July 1848 report], in George Albert Smith, Papers, 1834-1882, box 4, fd. 11. Read Trail Excerpt:, Sketches from Camp Journal of Pres A. Lymans Co, July 24th 1848: Started from Winter Quarters June 29-[18]48—6 P.M. went 3 miles when an Axtel tree [axletree] was Broken in Leathur Lormire wagon. Left wagon and went on 3 mi. and Camped. then some went back for wagon.

(30th) fine & pleasant some cattle in the mire— camp called together and organized Capt. 100 Ja[me]s M. Flake Capt 50 B[arnabas]. L. Adams, Capt 10s 1st C[hapman]. Duncan 2nd Ja[me]s. H. Rollins, 3rd [Peter] Meseck [Mesick,] 4th Jno [John] Brown 5th Esra [Ezra] Clark 6th A[ndrew]. Cummingham not present---did not travel this day Capt. [James] F[lake]. returned to town Cattle very troublesome through the night

July 1st started on and crossed the Papia [Pappillion] noted our team. went on 2 miles came up heavy rain stopped 1 hour---went 1 mile and camped without wood or water.

(2nd) Cool and Airy started early arrived at the Elk Horn at 9 OC [o'clock] turned out our teams and breakfasted near old rafting place—searched a ford and found one ¾ mile above water from 4 to 20 inches deep[,] fixed Banks[,] & returned and camp moved up and commenced crossing and finished about sun down all safe and sound[.] after dark several trains came from winter qr [Quarters.] we assisted them in crossing.

(3rd) Pres. L. [Lyman][.] Capt F. [Flake] went to Burying grounds—Indians dug into Sis Taylors Grave[.] Body not disturbed—fixed them[.] anxiously waiting for Dr. R.

4th went a fishing Burnt Coal—warm and pleasant

5th Clear & warm John Scott and others saw about 20 Indians

6th A[ndrew]. L[amoreaux] with several others started back on to meet Dr R. & Co[.] after traveling 3 miles found Bro Barrow & others say 40 waggons stringing along from ¼ to 1 mile apart went on found Dr R. with 28 waggons on the Papia[.] they soon started from here and arrived at the Horn about 2 oc and camped Bro Smithing done all ready to Roll in the morn

7th Capt L. called for volunteers to go into Dr. R. Co that their numbers might be increased and ours reduced[,] But none volunteered[.] Capt. L. then proposed that they should go in advance—they accordingly went 2 miles ahead[.] Camp traveled to Liberty Pole on Pate 11¼ miles and Camped—Dr. Co in sight[.] they camped 4½ ms in advance of us[.] A. L.[,]Capt. L. and others went to Dr. R. after dark agreed to travel on next day and rest on the Sabbath[illegible] near [illegible]

8th weather warm camp started at 8 oc Traveled 14½ ms and camped ½ mile above Dr. R

9th Both camps met together[.] meeting opened by F[rankling]. D[ewey]. Richards. Dr. R's Co organized Clerks Chosen for Ea Co, Rules adopted for benefit of Camp. Pres L. & R. gave good instructions—Pres L. wanted to do all the Quarreling on the road.

(10th) Morning fine camp all well and all ready to start at ½ Past 7" But obliged to wait until 9" for Dr. R.s camp several of their cattle were astray—Traveled 10 miles to shell Creek & Camped[,] very warm[,] 2 fine Hogs died with Heat—Capt L killed a fine deer

(11th) Clear & warm[.] Camp started at ½ P. Eight[.] Camped on Fisher slough

(12th) Started at 8 OC. warmest day we have had[.] Capt. Adams Lost Two fine Pigs By heat[.] some oxen nearly overcome[.] Camped about 3 OC.

(13th) Morning very warm[.] Camp started at 8 OC. went to Looking glass 9½ ms. and watered[.] from thence to Beaver River 8¼ ms last Teams till dark getting in[.] some teams near give out—Exceding dry & Dusty

(14th) morn cool started 9 OC. drove to Cedar River Passed the Pawnie [Pawnee] Station and village, found here a Band of Omahas 2 Elks & their Braves, 1st 10 ahead crossed cedar then finding ford good on Loupe[,] returned and with the rest Camped on Ea side of River, after Port day very warm and dusty, Dr Camp ½ m. S.E.

(15th) A Lyman[,] J. M. Flake & 12 or 15 others went to the Loupe to find a route across[,] which they did in a short time[,] the water not being more than 2 feet in deepest part[.] after staking the route and fixing banks returned, camp started at 10 OC. Precisely[.] teams commenced crossing at 11 OC. and continued until ½ Past 1 OC. when all the teams were without any accidents- 9 Lodges Omahas on this Bank of River—Camp rolled on 3 ms up Loup and camped in good season, The day has been cloudy and cool sprinkles a little J[oseph] L. Robinson had a birth in family 1 hour before starting

(16th) Capt J. M. F. Rec.d a line from Cap F. D. R. requesting the aid of teams in crossing Loup[.] Accordingly 12 teams of 4 to 6 yokes ea were sent and Dr R's Co are here safe—I since went to Milsion to get Plank & coal—Cloudy and Warm

(17th) started at 9 OC Pioneer trail very dull, Pres L. & Capt F. went ahead to upper ford also to search best route. after B L. Adams Piloted the camp, traveled 15 ms and camp on Loupe, Pres L. & Capt. F. found a Letter from first camp at upper crossing giving general information concerning camp and all pertaining to it Both man & Beast, several antelope were seen today

18th 3 first tens to go ahead started at ½ P. 7[,] traveled S.W. 4 ms. and struck and struck trace of spring Co followed the same to Prairie Creek and camped[,] it making for 34 ms this day[,] it has been Cool and fine for our teams, Rained 2 hours handsomely Part the Road and hills, all arrived and Campt at—7" OC

(19th) Morning fine But warm Left Prairie Creek at 9" OC went to wood river 11¼ ms Watered and thence 7 miles up G. Island[,] all teams did not get in till 9 OC. 1 of P. Lymans best oxen sick and left 2 ms. back of G. Island

Capt. J[oh]n. Browns ten went 1½ ms beyond camp G. and returned a back[.] Pres. L.[,] Capt. F. and W[eeden]. V[ander]. Hakes left camp this morning to Hunt[.] after going 8 miles Bro H. killed an Antelope[,] got on Capt. F.s horse he became frightened and Both Horses broke from them and Ran Back one mile beyond P. Creek, there Bro Hake caught them, Pres G. & H. started for train on foot and was near perishing for want of water and overcome by excessive hea[.] Pres L came near the foot of the train but came near Perishing before he could by signals make them see him when he did[.] Dr. Richards came to him with his carriage and took him in—But could take nothing him that would stay on his stomach—Capt. F. found Bro Hakes lieing in the Prairie helpless 4 miles from Train, found the spring camp Crossed wood River June 20 and camped There, found on a Buffalos head with Bro Bullocks & Webbs Names on to it—and all well.

20th started from Camp at 9" O.C. Traveled say 9. miles. Bro L quite sick not-able to be up, Quite warm and sultry[,] several waggons came near being Burned by fire in the Prairie, after stopping[,] men went to putting up forge for B. Smithing and setting Fire—

(21st) This morn there was 14 or 18 w. fire to set-consumed the fore noon[.] Entire Camp Commenced starting at ½ P. 12. Traveled 12 ms. up Platt[e,] Camped at 8, O,C Clear & warm until night—then cloudy some Thunder, found on a Bulls Head[.] Camp had passed June 22 all well[,] signed Hosea Stout

July 22) Camp Commenced starting at 8 OC, last ten 9" went say 11 ms and watered[.] Before we got to the Platt our teams were nigh done over, no wood if had wind Blowing to hard grass dry & long 22 ms. this day, Pres L Better also Bro H. Passed several dog Towns this day, several teams in Dr Rs Co did not get in till next morn also herd of Cattle & sheep Capt. F. & B[arnabas] L A[dams]. found a dragoon Horse all equiped, Buffalo came near Dr. R.s waggons in the night

23" strong wind from South (Cool) dangerous having fire, This morning 3 waggons from valey & first Camp Met us, D. S. Thomas[,] H. Peck & others staid through the day with us, 4 Buffalo[,] 7 Antelope were killed By our Camp this day[,] meat Plenty[,] it Being the firs Buffalo Taken, Pres L. Better[,] not able to speak Loud, 4 OC fires burning[,] women cooking (wind gone down

24th Morning Cool and Pleasant[.] Officers called Together to adopt measures for dividing Camp for convenience of Traveling[,] came to no Conclusion in fore Part of the day[,] meting called again at 2 OC and desided Both Companys should travel together until we passed through the Buffalo Country as Dr. R. & others considered there was danger from them

Annexed to this is a Brief and correct List of all the souls Man and Beast in our Camp at this time Vi No of men women & children (white) in the fifty is two hundred & fifty two (252) Cattle[,] Five hund and fifty one (551) No of Blacks Twenty One (21) Horses Twenty Eight (28) Mules Fifteen (15) Sheep one hundred and ten (110) Pigs thirty Nine (39) chickens fifty seven (57) Dogs Sixteen (16) cats eight (8) Ducks (5) doves (21) Capt A Cunninghams 6th Ten in company has souls (66) Cattle (135) Horses (5) Sheep (35) Pigs (13) Chickens (27) Dogs (10)

Bro George A Smith the camp is Generally well[,] has been no deaths in camp[,] all in good spirits and going ahead—Dan[ie]l P had a Letter from T. Callister and all was well—My respects to yourself and Bro Benson and Family.

I Remain as Ever Yours Amasa Lyman

Jas. H. Rollins Clerk for fifty

P. S. we have in Company One hundred and eight Waggons in Tollerable good Order

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Information from Ancestry.com about Mary Amelia Rollins Osborn Hakes:

In the 1850 U.S. Federal Census for Utah Territory, Mary is 8 years old, living with her mother, Emeline, 26, older brother, John Henry Rollins, 10, younger sister, Nancy, 2, and infant brother, James H., one week old. Her father, James Henry Rollins, 34, is living next door with his plural wife, Hannah,16. James Henry is working as a farmer and his real estate is valued at $350. In 1860, Mary is 17 years old, living with her husband, John W. Osborn, 27, and their one year old baby daughter, Eva. John is working as a Teamster, his real estate is valued at $150 and his personal estate at $175.

Mary's parents are living nearby and are listed as J.H. Rawlins, 44, Eveline, 37, Hannah, 23, (plural wife), and children: Charles L., 7, Malissa, 8, Caroline, 6, James W., 4, George, 4, Francis, 1, Mary A., 14, John Newman (farm laborer), 17, and John Henry, 19, with his wife, Nancy Malinda West Rollins, 16.

By 1870, the family has moved to Minersville, and John W. Osborn(e) is 37, Mary, 26, Eva, 12, Wesley, 10, Lydia, 8, Minerva, 6, Harriet, 5, Henry, 2, and William, 7 months old. John is working as a carpenter, his real estate is valued at $100 and his personal estate at $100. Living nearby is Mary's maternal grandmother, Nancy Walker, (Eveline's mother), who is 90 years old, and her daughter, Dionesia Lyman, 54 (Eveline's sister).

The family is still living in Minersville in 1880, and John is 47, Mary (listed as Maria A.), 36, Wesley, 19, Liolde A. (Lydia?), 17, Minerva, 16, Harriet, 14, Henry, 12, William, 10, Melissa, 7, and Frank, 5. Now John is working as a miner. Next door is James Henry Rollins' plural wife, Hannah, 43, and her children, Ernest Isaiah, 14-3/4, Jane Loisanne, 12, Edgar, 10, Julian Bosman, 8, and Hanna Burdette, 3 years 10 months old. Also in the home with Hannah and her children was Elizabeth Gilbert, and 80 year old widow working as a midwife. She was James Henry Rollins aunt, being the sister of his mother, Keziah Katuran Van Benthuysen Rollins. Also nearby were two of James Henry and Hannah's older sons, G.W. (George Woodville) Rollins, 24, and his wife, Jeanette, 29, and their 3 year old daughter, Isabelle, and Francis Robert, listed as Frank R. Rollins, 21, and his wife Rosina, 18, and their 2 week old baby, And also a neighbor is James Watson Rollins, one of James Henry and Eveline's sons, who was 24 years old and working as a farmer.

In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Sugarhouse, Salt Lake, Utah, Mary Osborn is a 56 year old widow living alone. This census record indicates she has had 11 children, 9 of whom are still living. The record gives her birth as December 1843, in Illinois. There is no occupation listed for Mary, and she is renting her home. This record also incorrectly lists Mary's parents birthplace as Illinois, which should say her father was born in New York and her mother in Indiana. Her neighbors include a dress maker, a clerk in a dry goods store, a retired machinist, a carpenter, a printer, a grocery merchant, and a gardener. I do not see any relatives living nearby, and wonder why Mary moved to Sugarhouse.

There is no record for her in the 1910 census, but supposedly she married Collins Rowe Hakes in November of 1909. Census records for Collins for 1900 show that he is 63 years old, and is living in Maricopa, Arizona, with his first wife, Mabel, who is 60 years old, and some of their children, Edgar, 18, Ruby, 13, and Collins R., Jr., 24, and his wife, Ema, 19, and their son Collins I. Collins and Mabel have been married for 48 years, had 12 children, 6 of whom are still living. Collins is working as a farmer, and he owns his own farm free from a mortgage. His son, Collins, Jr., is also working as a farmer. Mabel died in January of 1909, and at some point perhaps Collins may have moved back to Utah and met Mary Amelia Rollins Osborn there, and they married in November of 1909. It is certainly possible Mary Amelia knew Collins from years before, since they both lived in Nauvoo when they were younger.

There is a 1910 census record for an R.C. Hakes and a Mary A. Hakes, who are 75 and 68 years old living in Blue Water, Valencia, New Mexico, and the census record indicates that this is their second marriage and they had been married less than one year. Next door is an E.D. Hakes (maybe Collins' son, Edgar), 28, and his wife, Minnie, 25, and their children, Laurel, 7, Uma, 5, and Mable, one year 3 months. Edgar and Minnie have been married seven years and have had three children. Perhaps Collins Rowe Hakes and Mary Amelia Rollins Osborn Hakes moved to New Mexico to live near one of Collins' sons, Edgar. Both Collins and E.D Hakes are working as farm laborers in this census, even at Collins advanced age of 75 years old. Collins owns his home but has a mortgage, and E.D. owns his farm which is free from a mortgage.

There is an Ancestry.com record for Daniel Edgar Hakes Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1830-1848, which lists him with his parents, as well as Mary Amelia Rollins as being the spouse of Collins Rowe Hakes. The list of individuals in this record reads as follows:

Collins Rowe Hakes, Mabel Ann Morse, Ann Elizabeth Hakes, Avis Caroline Hakes, Sarah Melissa Hakes, Helen Lothea Hakes, Lottie Mabel Hakes, Harriet Jane Hakes, Effie Elizabeth Hakes, Patty Celinda Hakes, Collins Riley Hakes, Nettie Luella Hakes, Daniel Edgar Hakes, and Mary Amelia Rollins.

When Daniel Edgar Hakes completed his U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card on September 12, 1918, at the local board for the County of San Diego, California, he described himself as being 6'2" tall with a medium build, with dark blue eyes. He was 35 years old, having been born November 17, 1882. He was living in Escondido, San Diego County, California, and was working as an auto mechanic for a company called F.E. Kirkham of Escondido, California. His nearest relative was his wife, Minne M. Hakes. Daniel Edgar's father, Collins Rowe Hakes had passed away in 1916, and his step-mother, Mary Amelia Rollins Osborn Hakes, passed away in 1917, so Daniel and his wife and children must have decided to move to California for better opportunities.

There is a U.S. City Directory listing for Edgar D. Hakes and his wife, Minnie, living in San Diego in 1919 and he was working as an auto machinist at that time for F.E. Kirkham. In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Daniel is 38, and is living in Calexico, Imperial County, California, with his wife Minnie, 34, and their children, Laurel Edgar, 16, Mabel A., 14, Leo B., 11, and Ora J., 4 and a half years old. Daniel and his son Laural are both working as machinists in the automobile industry. They have a boarder in their home, Oke Kirkurm, 40, who is also an automobile machinist. In 1927 the Edgar Daniel Hakes family moved from California back to Blue Water, Valencia, New Mexico. In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Edgar Daniel and his wife Minnie are living in Valencia County, New Mexico, and he is farming again. They are renting their home for $5.00 per month. Edgar D. and Minnie have been married for 29 years. Leo was born in California and Ora in New Mexico.

I can find no record of Daniel Edgar Hakes in the 1940 U.S. Census, and the next record located was for his death. He passed away January 8, 1961, and is buried in the Mesa City Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona. His wife Minnie Melissa Johnson Hakes passed away January 3, 1975, and is buried with her husband in Mesa, Arizona.



      
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Mary Amelia Rollins's Timeline

1843
December 27, 1843
Nauvoo, IL, USA
1858
September 27, 1858
Age 14
Parowan, UT, USA
1860
December 21, 1860
Age 16
Minersville, Utah, USA
1862
October 18, 1862
Age 18
Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States
1864
February 15, 1864
Age 20
Minersville, UT, USA
1865
April 12, 1865
Age 21
Minersville, UT, USA
1867
December 22, 1867
Age 23
Minersville, UT, USA
1869
December 13, 1869
Age 25
Minersville, UT, USA
1872
July 5, 1872
Age 28
Minersville, UT, USA
1875
July 10, 1875
Age 31
Minersville, Utah, USA