Sophronia Ann Ellis

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Sophronia Ann Ellis (Jackson)

Birthplace: Jonesboro, Clayton, Georgia, USA
Death: Died in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Wellington, Carbon, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Jackson and Martha Jane Jackson
Wife of David Moroni Ellis
Mother of John William Irvin Ellis and Grace Murl Pinegar
Sister of Martha Evelyn Jackson; David Henry Jackson; Queen Elizabeth North; Leonard Harris Jackson; Francis Marion Jackson and 2 others

Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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About Sophronia Ann Ellis

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Unidentified Companies (1866) Age 2

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Birth: Mar. 22, 1864

Death: Mar. 18, 1885

Family links:

  • Bertha Sophronia Ellis McMullin (1884 - 1964)*

Inscription: Mother

Burial: Wellington City Cemetery Wellington Carbon County Utah, USA


Sophronia Ann Jackson was born in Clayton Co, GA on March 22, 1864 to William Jackson and Martha Jane Fuller. Her parents joined the LDS Church while they were living in GA and after that were anxious to move to UT.

In the fall of 1866 the opportunity came. It was during the Civil War. Sophronia's mother was cooking dinner when a detachment of soldiers came to their home. They weren't given any time to get ready, they could hear the booming sounds of the cannons. Her mother left dinner as it was with a loaf of bread still in the oven, grabbed Sophronia from her cradle, called the other children to get ready while her father loaded the wagon. They set off with their cow tied to the back of the wagon. It took over ten weeks to make the trip. There were Indian raids and some of the horses were driven off. It was at this point that their cow had to be used to pull the wagon.

They first lived in a house on what is now Highland Drive and later lived in several different locations around the Salt Lake Valley. Sophronia's mother used to grow her own cotton and make thread and weave it into cloth.Sophronia had a beautiful white dress made from cloth brought from GA. She learned to sew her own clothes and knit her own stockings. She also made quilts and rugs as well as cook, churn, and work in the garden.

Sophronia's father died when she was eight and her brother Tom took over the family farm and took care of the family. She married David Moroni Ellis at the age of fifteen on June 19, 1879. After their first child was born, they moved to Woodland, Summit Co, near the Provo River. David and Sophronia had fourteen children and between themselves, three daughters, an son and a granddaughter there are six sets of twins.

Sophronia was a great mother and friend to her children and their friends. She was the one everybody came to talk to about their troubles. She taught her children all the important things in life. Sophronia Ann Jackson Ellis died on March 19, 1935. She is the mother of Grace Murl Ellis Pinegar.

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Sophronia Ann Ellis's Timeline

March 22, 1864
Jonesboro, Clayton, Georgia, USA
December 25, 1885
Age 21
Woodland, Summit, Utah, USA
March 18, 1935
Age 70
Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Wellington, Carbon, Utah, USA