Peter Maughan (1811 - 1871) MP

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Birthplace: Milton, Cumberland, England
Death: Died in Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, USA
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About Peter Maughan

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Peter Maughan (May 7, 1811 – April 24, 1871) was an early Mormon pioneer who settled the Cache Valley of Utah under the direction of Brigham Young..."

"...He and was born at Milton, Cumberland, England. As a youth, he worked in the lead mines at Alston, England. He married Ruth Harrison on October 1, 1831 and six children were born to them..."

"...Ruth died on March 26, 1841, shortly after the birth of their sixth child. Following the counsel of Brigham Young, who was on a mission in England, Maughan and his children set sail on the Rochester for America, arriving May 19, 1841..."

"...Maughan and his family went to Kirtland, Ohio for a few weeks where he met a young widow, Mary Ann Weston Davis. When he decided to travel to Nauvoo, Illinois, Mrs. Davis and her companion were in the same wagon train which allowed them to become more acquainted. After arriving in Nauvoo, they decided they would be married on November 2, 1841. To them were born eight children..."

"...They arrived in Salt Lake City on September 15, 1850..."

"...In the July 1856, Brigham Young directed Maughan to lead a party of men from Tooele to Cache Valley for the purpose of locating a permanent settlement..."

"...Maughan took a third wife, Elizabeth Francis Preator, in the Endowment House on December 8, 1866. To them were born three children. He contracted pneumonia and died on 24 April 1871. His body was buried in the Logan cemetery..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Peter Maughan', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 17:42 UTC, <> [accessed 17 February 2011]

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Peter Maughan's Timeline

May 7, 1811
Milton, Cumberland, England
October 8, 1830
Age 19
Alston, Cumberland
October 1, 1831
Age 20
Alston, Cumberland
April 22, 1832
Age 20
Alston, Cumbria, England
May 7, 1834
Age 23
Alston, Cumberlandshire, England
December 14, 1836
Age 25
Alston, Cumberland
January 16, 1839
Age 27
Alston Moor, Cumbria, England
February 12, 1841
Age 29
Alston, Cumberland
November 2, 1841
Age 30
Nauvoo, Illinois
June 16, 1861
Age 50
Logan, UT, USA