William Heaton (1827 - 1877)

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Birthplace: Little Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Orderville, Kane, UT
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About William Heaton

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Daniel D. McArthur Company (1856) Age 29


Departure: 11 June 1856 Arrival: 26 September 1856

Company Information: 2nd handcart company had about 220 individuals, 44 handcarts, and 2 wagons in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Iowa City, Iowa.

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Birth: Mar. 10, 1827 Bradford, England

Death: Sep. 22, 1877 Orderville Kane County Utah, USA

Married Esther Bielby on 10 Feb 1851 in England.

The information below was written by LaRae McManama in Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers, volume 2

Name: William Heaton Birth Date: 10 Mar 1828 Birth Place: Little Horton, Yorks, England Parents: Jonathan and Frances O'Dwyer Heaton Death Date: 22 Sep 1877 Death Place: Orderville, Kane, Utah Arrival: 26 Sep 1856, Daniel D. McArthur Handcart Co. Spouse: Esther Beilby Marriage Date: 10 Feb 1851 Marriage Place: Yorkshire, England Spouse's Parents: Thomas and Mary Walker Beilby Spouse's Birth Date: 19 Nov 1830 Spouse's Birth Place: Wheldrake, Yorks, England Spouse's Death Date: 11 Oct 1875 Spouse's Death Place: Payson, Utah, Utah

Married 2nd: Susan Williams Snyder Terry Date: 23 Jul 1876 , Utah Born: 1827

William had two children before they left England. He served a four year mission in England and Scotland. Upon their arrival in Utah, they were called to serve in the Muddy Mission where he was first councilor in the bishopric. Later he and his family helped organize the United Order in Orderville, at which time he became the secretary in 1877.

Children: Christopher Beilby, b. 17 May 1852 , Yorks, England. William McDonald, b. Nov 1856. Jonathan, b. 31 Jan 1857. Alvin Franklin, b. abt 1860. Wilford Weld, b. 22 Nov 1861. [His middle name is alternately spelled Wild or Wilde in various family records] Fred Walker, b. 27 Jun 1866.


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Parents:
  • Jonathan Heaton (1794 - 1857)
  • Frances O Wilde Heaton (1804 - 1873)
Spouse:
  • Esther Bielby Heaton (1830 - 1875)
Children:
  • Christopher Beilby Heaton (1852 - 1895)*
  • William McDonald (1855 - 1856)*
  • Jonathan Heaton (1857 - 1930)*
  • Alvin Franklin Heaton (1860 - 1910)*
  • Wilford Wilde Heaton (1862 - 1936)*
  • Fred Walker Heaton (1866 - 1914)*

Burial: Orderville Cemetery Orderville Kane County Utah, USA

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William Heaton's Timeline

1827
March 10, 1827
Little Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
1851
February 10, 1851
Age 23
York, Yorkshire, England
1852
May 17, 1852
Age 25
Wilsden, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
1855
September 13, 1855
Age 28
Wilsden, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
1856
January 1856
Age 28
Wilsden, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
1857
September 17, 1857
Age 30
Payson, Utah County, Ut
1860
January 31, 1860
Age 32
Payson, Utah
1861
November 22, 1861
Age 34
Payson, Utah
1866
June 27, 1866
Age 39
Payson, Utah
1877
September 22, 1877
Age 50
Orderville, Kane, UT