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Bradley Barlow Wilson

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont, United States
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Bradley Barlowe Wilson Sr and Mary Gill
Husband of Agnes Wilson
Father of John Gill Wilson; Louisa Ann Brown; Henry Hardy Wilson; Atlas Wilson; Clarissa Hewitt and 6 others
Brother of Whitford Gill Wilson; George Clinton Wilson; Guy Carlton Wilson; Henry Hardy Wilson; Lewis Dunbar Wilson and 1 other

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About Bradley Barlow Wilson

Came to Utah with the Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company in 1853.

Notes for Bradley Barlow Wilson: History of Bradley Barlow Wilson - Written by Grandfather of Elizabeth Moyes Woodmansee "Bradley Barlow Wilson was born 11 Oct 1806 in Chilenden County, Vermont. He was the son of Bradley Wilson and Mary Gill Wilson. In the year of 1808, Bradley Wilson, his wife and seven sons moved from Vermont to the state of New York, where they hoped to settle on farms. Bradley Barlow Wilson was then two years old. They found this part of the country too thickly settled, so in 1825 they again moved on, settling in central Ohio in Richland County. In 1828, my grandfather married Agnes Hunter, who was the daughter of David and Ann Hunter. She was born 18 Dec 1811 in Chenago County, Eirey Township, Pennsylvania. Here, in Ohio the gospel found the family in the spring of 1837. Oliver Granger and George Albert Smith were the first Mormon missionaries to bring the gospel to the home town. They were received in the community with coolness and were refused the use of the school house in which to preach. They were threatened with violence unless they left the community. Learning the state of affairs and knowing it was the usual custom for other denominational preachers to have the use of the school house, the Wilson boys told the travelers they would constitute themselves a committee to see that the missionaries received fair play. Accordingly, notice of the meeting was given out and, with the Wilsons on guard services were held without disturbances. On taking leave of the family the next day the missionaries thanked them for what they had done for them and told them they would yet join the church, but the father, Bradley Wilson, replied: "I guess not." In a few days he called his sons together and said, "and what do you think of Mormon preaching?" He made this remark, that they would go to Utah, but not in his day. The missionaries had not been gone long, however, before they were overtaken by a man in a wagon with a summons for them to return. The Wilsons reconsidered and were ready for baptism. Bradley Barlow, with his entire family and Grandmother Agnes Hunter all joined the church and were baptized 13 May 1836 or 37 in Green Township, Buckland County, Ohio. The Prophet Joseph Smith makes comment of this fact in his story of his life. Selling out their farms the entire family moved the same year, 30 Aug 1837 to Caldwell County, Missouri. Arriving there 28 Oct 1837. On 8 Feb 1838 they all started for Commerce, Illinois, afterwards named Nauvoo. They stopped in Adams County for one year then continued their journey to Commerce, arriving there in the year of 1839 where they resided seven years. During this time Great-grandfather died and was buried in Nauvoo in 1842. [Tuesday, Nov 11 1842, Elder Bradley Wilson died suddenly in his 74th year at Nauvoo, Illinois. He received the gospel in Ohio, removed his family to Missouri and was driven to Nauvoo in 1839. He left 7 sons and 39 grandchildren residing in Nauvoo]. The seven sons: Whitford Gill, George Clinton, Guy Carlton, Henry Hardy, Lewis Dunbar, Bradley Barlow and Bushrod Washington became known as the seven brothers. They lived in the same town as the Prophet Joseph Smith and could tell many interesting incidents which occurred at the time and after the martyrdom of the Prophet and Hyrum. They saw them in their caskets and it was a sorrowful time for the saints. After this the mob spirit became more intense. At one time John G. with his father Bradley Barlow, two uncles, Dunbar and George C. Wilson and their two sons, went about sixty miles from home to cut and split rails. A mob had planned to kill Uncle Dunbar when a friend of his came fifteen miles on horseback to warn him. Dunbar with his son hid in the woods so when the mob came they took Bradley Barlow and his brother George as prisoners. Grandfather and his brother remained in jail about six months with no prospect of escaping. Finally they burned a hole through the floor. Grandfather could see light between some rocks. He managed to push one of these out and crawl through the hole, but George was larger and they had some difficulty getting him out. When they succeeded in getting out there was about four inches of snow covered with frozen crust, so they were able to escape without leaving any tracks whatsoever. They had to walk sixty miles to reach their home and they had very little to eat during the long walk. When Grandfather arrived home he made a round to each bed to see if every child was safe and then exclaimed: "Thank God they are all here." But there was one more child than he left, a baby boy, named Bushrod, was born 28 Feb 1849. In 1846 they immigrated to Bonapart, Iowa on the Des Moines River. It was here that Grandfather David Hunter and Uncle John G. were sleeping together when a large copperhead snake crawled over Uncle John and bit Grandfather Hunter on the eye. It swelled twice it's size and he died within three hours. In 1847 they moved to Garden Grove, Iowa. In 1850 they moved to Council Bluffs. At Winter Quarters the saints were making preparations for coming to Utah. Bradley was a cooper and a wheelwright by trade and his son John worked with him. Bradley helped to make many of the wagons that came to Utah. He also made, of wood, may things which were needed in early pioneer days. During the early fall of 1853 Bradley had been praying someone would come and buy his farm. One day that man came and bought the farm. He said he didn't know why, as he didn't need it. They then moved to Springville. A brother and his wife packed their belongings in a wagon which grandfather had built and started on their way to Utah with grandfather and grandmother and family of twelve children. Grandfather helped with the store supplies under Brigham Young while crossing the plains, arriving in Ogden 8 Oct 1853. On November 20, 1854, the thirteenth child was born, who is my mother. Her name was Lucy Agnes Wilson. After the exodus from Nauvoo, Uncle Guy Carlton Wilson died on the plains, but the others all reached Utah. The youngest, Bushrod Washington went on to San Bernardino, California and remained there until his death. George Clinton, Lewis Dunbar and Bradley Barlow settled in what is now known as Wilson Ward, West of Ogden, which is named after these Wilsons. Whitford Gill made his home a Farmington, Henry Hardy was afterwards called to Dixie County and settled St. George. So what with moving of it's members the family is now scattered all over the intermountain region. On 8 Oct 1853, Bradley Barlow and family made their home in Ogden, which consisted of four cabins and covered wagons and helped to build up the city. I can well remember their first home which was a dugout in a mound and they lived there for a number of years until they were able to build a better one which was a two story frame building and it made a real nice home. In the spring of 1858 in response to an order from the Church, they vacated and moved south as far as Provo because of the coming of Johnston's army. Their homes, like others, were prepared to be burned if necessary to prevent the army from taking them. The wheat was hauled from Ogden to Salt Lake City where it was stored. While taking a load of wheat to Salt Lake City one of the oxen fell to the ground and could not go on. They left it there to die. They went on and made camp. That night John G. and grandfather went back to see if the Ox had died. Grandfather said, "John, let us lay our hands upon it." They did and said a short prayer. The ox was able to go back to camp and helped pull the load of wheat the rest of the way to the city. In the fall of 1858 peace was restored between the U.S. Army and the Mormons and they returned to their homes in Ogden. The Wilson brothers, my grandfather and brothers, owned the bottom land west of Ogden along the Weber River, late called Wilson Lane.

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Parents were Bradley Barlow Wilson born 11 Oct 1769 and Mary Polly Gill born Oct 1780

Obituary: Died at his residence, West Weber, January 12 of general debility, Bradley Barlow Wilson after an illness of fourteen months at the age of 67 years, 8 months and 8 days.

Deceased was born October 11th, 1806 in Chittenden County, State of Vermont. He moved with his fathers family at the age of 15 to Richland County, Ohio, where he resided till 1836, when he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the following year removed to the state of Missouri, and settled in Caldwell County, where he together with the balance of the Saints, were expelled by the mob, from the state, in 1838. He settled in Adams county, Illinois, where he remained till 1839 then removed to Nauvoo, where he resided till 1846. He shared with the Saints in general expulsion, by the mob from the city and State, and with his family sought refuge in the town of Bonaparte, Iowa till 1847 when he moved to Garden Grove, where he resided till 1851. He then moved to Council Bluffs and in 1858 emigrated to utah, and settled in Ogden City, Weber County, where he remained until death.

He left a wife and thirteen children, who were present at his funeral. He had 57 grandchildren and one great grand child. In all his trials and journeyiong he was never known to falter from the principles of the gospel. He died in the faith of a glorious resurection. Of moral rectitude and upright mind, a heart to all malicious promptings blind. He never quailed neath persecutions rod, but walked erect on earth, and worshipped God. Can pride or gold avert the final doom? Can splender purchase respite for the tomb? Will glittering jewelers dazzle Salenda King? Can life immortal from each bauble spring? Emphatic no! he answered, while abatting breath. Fell on the protals of the house of death, sleep, valiant patriach. The just and true or all pagst ages, shall awake with you. (bio by: Diana Enos Hammock)

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Bradley Barlow Wilson's Timeline

October 11, 1806
Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont, United States
August 14, 1829
Age 22
Green Township, Richland, Ohio, United States
February 16, 1831
Age 24
Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
October 22, 1832
Age 26
Perrysville, Richland, Ohio, United States
August 23, 1834
Age 27
Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
April 29, 1836
Age 29
Hamilton County, Ohio, United States
May 13, 1836
Age 29
May 23, 1836
Age 29
Ohio, United States
January 22, 1838
Age 31
Caldwell, Missouri, United States