William H. Draper, Jr.

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William H. Draper, Jr.

Birthplace: Richmond Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
Death: Died in Freedom, Sanpete, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Freedom, Sanpete, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Draper, Sr. and Lydia Draper
Husband of Marial Or Maria Thompson; Elizabeth Draper; Martha Ann Raymer; Mariel Draper Thompson (Crosby); Mary Ann Draper and 3 others
Father of Henry Draper; Juliana Durbin (Draper); Roxanna Draper; Moses Draper; Harriet Draper and 49 others
Brother of Charles Draper; Phoebe Palmer Draper; Lucretia Draper; Fannie Adelia Draper; Lydia Van Leuven and 5 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About William H. Draper, Jr.

Wives and Children:

1 Elizabeth Staker was born Feb. 25, 1806 and died Apr. 9, 1888.

  1. Moses Draper 1832-1915
  2. William "Doc" Lathrop 1836-1887
  3. Isaac Grant Draper 1846-1922

2 Martha Raymer was born 8 Jul 1804 and died 28 Oct 1849 in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. She married 1) Edward Weaver in 1820 in New York and 2) William Draper on 28 Jan 1846 in Nauvoo, Illinois. With Weaver she had 8 children Horace Racio Weaver, Miles Weaver, Frankllin Weaver, Gilbert Weaver, Martha Elizabeth Weaver, Miranda Bridget Weaver, Julia Cecelia Weaver and Carrie Weaver. Martha was William Draper's 1st plural wife. After her death Almon and Carrie were raised by Mary Ann Manhardt.

  1. Almon Draper (1846-1919)

3 Muriel Thompson was born 7 May 1808 and died 19 May 1893. She married 1) David Crosby 21 Sep 1834. He died in 1844. 3 children were born to this marriage. She married 2) William Draper Jr. on 6 May 1848 at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. William and Muriel divorced abt 1849. They had one child:

  1. William Draper (1807-1886).

4 Mary Howarth was born 14 Feb 1831 and died 9 March 1902. She married William Draper on 18 December 1853 in Salt Lake City.

  1. George Howarth Draper
  2. Luna Adelaide Draper
  3. James Draper
  4. Irene Draper
  5. John Draper
  6. Orvilla Drapper
  7. Mary Ellen Draper
  8. Alfred Draper (1869-1959)
  9. Charles Thomas Draper (1872-1872)

5 Mary Ann Manhard


6 Fanny Newton was born 1 March 1834 and died 17 March 1907.

  1. Riley Newton Draper (1857-1927)

7 Ruth Hannah Newton

Autobiography Excerpts:

"...I am the son of William Draper and Lydia Lathrop Draper. My grandfather's name was Thomas Draper and my grandmother's maiden name was Lydia Rogers. My father and grandfather were born in Pennsylvania State, and I was born in the Province of Upper Canada, Township of Richmond, County of Frontenac, Midland District, April 24, 1807."

SOURCE: William Draper, 1807-1886 Autobiography (1807-1881). Retrieved from http://genmayle.com/gen/histories/WDraper.html

Biographical Summary:

William Draper had a long and colorful life among the early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A polygamist, he had seven wives and 52 children. A detailed record of his life and family is found in The Mormon Drapers, written by Delbert M. Draper, a grandson of William by way of Riley Newton Draper and Lena Margretta Morley.

He died May 28, 1886 in Freedom, Utah

SOURCE: Unknown

1880 United States Federal Census

  • Name: William Draper
  • Home in 1880: Moroni, Sanpete, Utah
  • Age: 73
  • Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
  • Birthplace: Canada
  • Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
  • Spouse's Name: Mary Ann
  • Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
  • Mother's birthplace: Connecticut
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age

  1. William Draper 73
  2. Mary Ann Draper 52
  3. Brigham Draper 25
  4. Orin Draper 16
  5. Aury Draper 10

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Moroni, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T9_1337; Family History Film: 1255337; Page: 371.4000; Enumeration District: 63; .


Freedom Cemetery, Sanpete County, Utah, USA; Plot: 57b

SOURCE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=12620851

Additional Information:



-------------------- baptized 20 Mar 1833 by Brigham Young

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William H. Draper, Jr.'s Timeline

April 24, 1807
Richmond Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
February 16, 1826
Age 18
June 11, 1827
Age 20
St. George Anglican Church, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
July 1, 1828
Age 21
February 3, 1830
Age 22
July 9, 1832
Age 25
March 20, 1833
Age 25
March 24, 1833
Age 25
December 1, 1834
Age 27
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States
February 3, 1837
Age 29
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States