Ralph Partington (1806 - 1873) MP

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Nicknames: "Parkington"
Birthplace: Skippool, Poulton-le-Fylde Parish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Occupation: Carpenter
Managed by: Von A Scholes
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About Ralph Partington

Born in the village of Skippool, Poulton-le-Fylde Parish, Lancashire, England on 16 March 1806, Ralph Partington was the son of William Partington and Ellen Seed. Ralph was a carpenter by trade and a Mormon pioneer. He married Ann Taylor on 12 August 1832 Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England. Taylor was among the first English women to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was baptized in the River Ribble in 1837. The couple emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, with their four children aboard the ship Swanton in 1843. Ann bore a child en route.

When they landed in Nauvoo, Ann and Ralph came down with malaria, which kept them from supporting their family. Neighbors Willard and Jeanetta Richards adopted the Partingtons' eight-year-old daughter Ellen to help ease the burden. Ellen was later sealed as the Richards' daughter in the Nauvoo Temple. Another neighbor took the newborn baby, which soon died. When the couple regained health in 1845, Partington found work as a carpenter and Ann gave birth to another child.

When mobs forced the Mormons from Nauvoo in the winter of 1846, the Partingtons ended up across the river in Montrose, Iowa, with no provisions. Instead of heading west with the main body of Latter-day Saints (including Ellen and the Richards family), they moved to St. Louis where Partington found more carpentry work. While there they had another baby, which died at five months of age.

From St. Louis, Partington sent clothing and shoes to Ellen before she crossed the plains with the Richards family. She married in 1851, three months before her seventeenth birthday. By 1853, the Partingtons had enough money to leave for Utah with the Moses Clawson Company, arriving in the Great Salt Lake Valley on 15 September 1853.

Following the death of his first wife, Ann Taylor Partington, in 1860, Ralph married Ann Coulton Fryer in 1864. After his second wife died in 1867, Ralph married Sarah Hunter, who died just two months later. Ralph Partington died 7 March 1873 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, and is buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States, in Plot: Plot: A_11_1_2W.

Marriages and Children

  1. Ann Taylor (1810 - 1860) on 12 August 1832 Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England
    1. Catherine Partington (1833 England - 1903)
    2. Ellen Marie Partington (1834 - 1903)
    3. William Edward Partington (1836 - 1903)
    4. Henry Ralph Partington, d.s.p. (1839 - 1839 Preston, England)
    5. Sarah Jane Partington (1840 - 1904 Oakland, California)
    6. Joseph Hiram Partington, d.s.p. (1842 - 1842 Nauvoo, Illinois)
    7. James Taylor Partington, d.s.p. (1845 - 1855)
    8. Heber George Partington, d.s.p. (1850 - 1850 St. Louis, Missouri)
  2. Ann Colton Fryer (1810 - 1867) on 2 July 1864 Salt Lake City
  3. Sarah Hunter (1803 - 1868) on 24 July 1868 Salt Lake City

Sources

  • Find A Grave Memorial# 26181248
  • Wikipedia contributors, 'Ralph Partington', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 25 June 2011, 20:40 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ralph_Partington&oldid=436209901> [accessed 5 February 2012]
  • Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812. Name: Ralph Partington; Birth Date: 16 Mar 1806; Baptism Date: 27 Mar 1806; Parish: Poulton le Fylde; Father's Name: William Partington; Mother's Name: Ellen Partington; Reference Number: Pr2831/9. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Lancashire Anglican Parish Registers. Preston, England: Lancashire Archives.
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Name: Ralph Partington; Gender: Male; Birth Place: Ln; Birth Year: 1806; Spouse Name: Ann Taylor; Spouse Birth Place: En; Spouse Birth Year: 1810; Marriage Year: 1831; Number Pages: 1. Source Citation: Source number: 8837.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: BFO. Source Information: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.
  • New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945. Name: Ralph Parkington; Arrival Date: 16 Mar 1843; Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana; Age: 36; Birth Date: abt 1807; Gender: Male; Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Ship Name: Swanton. Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902; National Archives Microfilm Publication: M259; Roll #: 22. Source Information: Ancestry.com. New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Original data: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902. Microfilm publication M259. 93 rolls. Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1903-1945. Microfilm publication T905. 189 rolls. Record Group 85. National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Lists of Passengers Departing From New Orleans, Louisiana, 1867-1871. Microfilm publication M2115, 1 roll. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1910-1945. NARA microfilm publication T939, 311 rolls. ARC ID: 4492828. Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Record Group 85. National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Work Projects Administration Transcript of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1813–1849. Microfilm publication M2009, 2 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • 1850 United States Federal Census. Name: Ralph Partington; Age: 44; Birth Year: abt 1806; Birthplace: England; Home in 1850: St Louis Ward 6, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Gender: Male; Family Number: 919; Household Members: Ralph Partington 44; Anne Partington 40; Catharine Partington 17; Ellen Partington 16; William Partington 14; Sarah Partington 10; James Partington 5; Heber Partington 0. Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: St Louis Ward 6, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri; Roll: M432_418; Page: 366B; Image: 105. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1860 United States Federal Census. Name: Ralph Partington; Age in 1860: 54; Birth Year: abt 1806; Birthplace: England; Home in 1860: Great Salt Lake City Ward 7, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory; Gender: Male; Post Office: Great Salt Lake City; Household Members: Ralph Partington 54; Catherine Maddox 54. Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Great Salt Lake City Ward 7, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1313; Page: 122; Image: 128; Family History Library Film: 805313. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • Utah, Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1858-1959. Name: R Partington; Event Date: 3 Feb 1866; County: Salt Lake. Source Citation: Utah State Archives and Records Service; Salt Lake City, Utah; County: Salt Lake; Record Group: Salt Lake County- Probate Court Declarations of Intention and Certificates of Citizenship Record Books, 1858-1872; Series: 85109. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Utah, Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1858-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Utah Naturalization and Citizenship Records. Microfilm, 70 rolls. Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966. Name: Ralph Partington; Age: 66; Birth Date: 1806; Death Date: 7 Mar 1873; Death City: Salt Lake City; Death County: Salt Lake; Father: William; Mother: Ellen. Source Citation: Utah State Archives and Records Service; Salt Lake City, UT; Utah State Archives and Records Service; Series: 21866. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Bureau of Vital Statistics. Utah Death Index, 1847-1966. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Utah Department of Health.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, Cemetery Records, 1848-1992. Name: Ralph Partington; Birth Date: 16 Mar 1806; Birth Place: Liverpool Lancashire England; Death Date: 7 Mar 1873; Death Place: Salt Lake City, Utah; Plot: 5629 A-11-1; Burial Date: 7 Mar 1873. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah, Cemetery Records, 1848-1992 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This index was created from cemetery inscriptions and records from the Salt Lake City Cemetery located at 200 N. Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Utah Cemetery Inventory. Name: Ralph Partington; Birth Date: 16 Mar 1806; Birth Place: Liverpool Lancashire England; Death Date: 7 Mar 1873; Death Place: Salt Lake City, Utah; Burial Date: 7 March 1873; Cemetery: Salt Lake City Cemetery; Source: Sexton Records; Grave Location: A-11-1--. Source Information: Utah State Historical Society, comp.. Utah Cemetery Inventory [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Utah State Historical Society. Utah Cemetery Inventory. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: 2000.
  • Millennium File. Name: Ralph Partington; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 16 Mar 1806; Birth Place: Skipool, Lancs, England; Death Date: 8 Mar 1873; Death Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA; Marriage Date: Jan 1831; Marriage Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Father: William Partington; Mother: Ellen Seeds; Spouse: Ann Taylor; Children: William Edward Partington; Spouse Father: William Taylor; Spouse Mother: Catharine Makepeace. Source Information: Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.
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Ralph Partington's Timeline

1806
March 16, 1806
Poulton-le-Fylde Parish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1832
August 12, 1832
Age 26
Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1833
February 11, 1833
Age 26
Skippool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1833
Age 26
1834
September 14, 1834
Age 28
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1836
May 24, 1836
Age 30
Preston, Lancashire, England
1839
February 19, 1839
Age 32
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1840
December 17, 1840
Age 34
Preston, Lancestershire, England
1842
1842
Age 35
1843
1843
Age 36

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