Simeon Cragun (1827 - 1874)

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Birthplace: Kanesville, Iowa, United States
Death: Died in Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States
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About Simeon Cragun

Simeon Cragun, eighth child of Elisha & Mary, moved with his family in 1835 to Eagle twp, Boone Co., Ind., on a land grant

given to Elisha Cragun by the Government for service rendered in the War of 1812. This Cragun family had accepted the

gospel of the Mormon Church, and were close friends with the Henry Mower, Sr. family who also joined. Simeon Cragun

married a daughter of Henry Mower, Sr.

Simeon Cragun and his wife made their way across the plains to the west. They traveled in Capt. Foote's company of 100,

arriving in Salt Lake City 25 Sept 1850, in Cold Springs, Davis Co. Utah in 1851, and then were among the first to settle in

Pleasant View, Weber Co., Utah, in 1852.

Since schools were no closer than 2 miles, and it was hazardous for the children to walk so far in bad weather, Simeon gave

a room of his home and his wife, Susan taught the first school in that locality. Simeon was an active man in church and civic

affairs, and a great lover of music.

CRAGUJf, SIMEOPf (son of Elisha Cragun and Mary Osborne,

former died at Council Bluffs, Iowa, latter at Pleasant

View, Ind.). He was born Aug. 13, 1827, Richland, Rush

county, Ind. Came to Utah Sept. 26, 1850, Jonathan Foote

company.

Married Susannah Mower 1847, Kanesville, Iowa (daughter

of Henry Mower and Mary Amik, former a pioneer 1848,

died at Springville, Utah, latter died at Kanesville, Iowa;

married Nov. 4. 1817). She was born July 11, 1829, Strongtown,

Pa., and died June 16, 1899, Pleasant View, Utah.

Their children: Mary Mahala, d. 1850; William Henry, d.

aged three years; Wilford Elisha b. Dec. 4, 1853, m. Mary

Ann Ellis; Willard U. b. Nov. 7, 1854, m. Laura Shaw; Wilson

E. b. Oct. 14, 1856, m. Mary Hutchinson; Simeon W. b.

Oct. 13, 1858. m. Mary Ann Clifford; m. Blanche Blngham;

Wiley G. b. Oct. 6, 1860, m. Joanna D. Seaman.

Settled at Cold Springs, near Willard, Utah, 1851; moved

to what is now Pleasant View, Weber county, the first settler

at that place; served as first school trustee and gave

his room for the first term of school at that place. Died

Feb. 9, 1874, North Ogden, Utah. -------------------- From Pioneers and Prominent men of Utah:

"CRAGUN, SIMEON (son of Elisha Cragun and Mary Osborne, former died at Council Bluffs, Iowa, latter at Pleasant View, Ind.). He was born Aug. 13, 1827, Richland, Rush county, Ind. Came to Utah Sept. 26, 1850, Jonathan Foote company.

Married Susannah Mower 1847, Kanesville, Iowa (daughter of Henry Mower and Mary Amik, former a pioneer 1848, died at Springville, Utah, latter died at Kanesville, Iowa; married Nov. 4. 1817). She was born July 11, 1829, Strongtown, Pa., and died June 16, 1899, Pleasant View, Utah.

Their children: Mary Mahala, d. 1850; William Henry, d. aged three years; Wilford Elisha b. Dec. 4, 1853, m. Mary Ann Ellis; Willard U. b. Nov. 7, 1854, m. Laura Shaw; Wilson E. b. Oct. 14, 1856, m. Mary Hutchinson; Simeon W. b. Oct. 13, 1858. m. Mary Ann Clifford; m. Blanche Blngham; Wiley G. b. Oct. 6, 1860, m. Joanna D. Seaman.

Settled at Cold Springs, near Willard, Utah, 1851; moved to what is now Pleasant View, Weber county, the first settler at that place; served as first school trustee and gave his room for the first term of school at that place. Died Feb. 9, 1874, North Ogden, Utah."



      
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Simeon Cragun's Timeline

1827
August 13, 1827
Kanesville, Iowa, United States
1847
1847
Age 19
Kanesville, (Council Bluffs) Pottawattamie Co. Iowa
1850
1850
Age 22
Kanesville, Iowa, USA
1851
1851
Age 23
bands of Platte River, United States
1852
December 4, 1852
Age 25
North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
1854
November 7, 1854
Age 27
North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
1856
October 14, 1856
Age 29
North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
1858
October 13, 1858
Age 31
North Ogden, Weber, Utah
1860
October 6, 1860
Age 33
Pleasant View, Weber, Utah
1874
February 9, 1874
Age 46
Pleasant View, Weber, Utah, United States