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Chauncey Loveland

Birthplace: Glastonbury, CT, USA
Death: Died in Bountiful, UT, USA
Place of Burial: Bountiful, UT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Levi Loveland; Levi Loveland; Esther Loveland (Hills) and Esther Hill
Husband of Nancy Loveland; Nancy Graham and Sarah Horne Loveland (Crocket)
Father of Levi Loveland ; Chester Corless Loveland; Sophia Weaver (Loveland); Almond Francis Loveland; George Loveland and 2 others
Brother of Hannah Forbes (Loveland); George Loveland ; Lois Loveland ; Asenath Owens (Loveland); Joel Loveland and 6 others

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About Chauncey Loveland

"...Loveland, Chauncey – (6th Ten) Born Aug. 1, 1797, in Glasgow, Conn., to Levi and Esther Hill Loveland. He married Nancy Graham at Madison, Ohio. The Loveland family moved to Carthage, Ill., in the 1840's where his wife and a son died. He had not joined the Church, but was kind toward members. In 1846 he married Sally Horn Crockett. While living at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, he was baptized.

After arriving in the Great Basin, he returned with Brigham Young to Winter Quarters to bring his family west. The Loveland family settled on a tract in Bountiful, Davis Co., where he began farming and breeding horses. When the California gold rush began, he left the state in search of fortune. He eventually returned to Utah and resumed farming. He died in Bountiful, Utah, Aug. 6 or 16th, 1876, at age 79..."


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Chauncey Loveland, whose portrait is herewith given, was born in Glasgow, Conn., October, 1795. He came with his parents [Levi and Esther Hill Loveland] to Ohio in 1803, and married Nancy Graham in Madison, Ohio, in 1815. After his father's death Chauncey came in possession of the homestead in Madison. He was of a very industrious disposition and never content unless profitably employed. In 1836 he moved to Lorain County, Ohio, where he lived about five years. His sons, Levi and Chester, joined the church in 1837 and moved in 1840 to Carthage, where they were soon joined by their parents. Here his [Chauncey] wife and son died.

In the spring of 1846 he married Mrs. Sally Horn Crockett, and after joining the church started with other members of it for Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1847 he came to Utah with the pioneers, leaving his family at the Bluffs. In 1848 he crossed the plains again, taking his family with him. They located at Bountiful, Utah, ten miles north of Salt Lake City. The remaining years of his life he resided on his farm and took great pride in securing fine horses. In disposition he was kind and unassuming and never aspired to positions in public life. As a pioneer and adventurer he ranked among the bravest. His life was full of love for his fellowmen, which was manifested by his good ­deeds toward them. He died in Bountiful August 16, 1876 and was buried in the Bountiful cemetery.

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Volume 4, page 711-712

LOVELAND, Chauncey, one of the original pioneers of Utah, was born Oct 1, 1797, at Glasgow, Connecticut, a son of Levi and Ester [Esther Hill] Loveland. At the time of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, Chauncey lived in Carthage, Illinois. He was not then connected with the church, but well disposed to it, extending cordial hospitality to the brethren in times of need. He was baptized at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, in 1846 and came to Great Salt Lake Valley in 1847 as one of the pioneer company.

Later the same year he returned to Winter Quarters with Pres. Brigham Young, but came back to the “Valley” soon afterwards. He located at Bountiful, Salt Lake Co., and was successful in establishing a good home and was the father of a family which later became prominent in official circles in the state. He was a man of unwavering faith and integrity to the work of the Lord. He died at Bountiful Aug. 16th, 1867.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 4, pg.511-512

SOURCE of the following:

Chaunce Loveland Will, dated 31 January 1874

Source unknown, apparent typographical errors corrected

I, Chauncey Loveland, of Bountiful County of Davis Territory of Utah farmer, aged seventy-seven years, being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament, that is to say.

First. After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged I give, devise, and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Sarah Loveland, and her companion, Elvira Thomas, as jointly the dwelling house and land with it appurtenances, connected therewith which they and myself now occupy as a homestead and all the furniture including the stoves, pictures, ornaments, carpets, and other things used by us in housekeeping in connection therewith also my carriage and wagons and all the stock on the homestead and implements used for farming purposes in connection with the home, also six (6) shares in the ZCMI of Bountiful.

Second. In the event of the death of Sarah Loveland or Elvira Thomas, or of the death of Elvira Thomas or Sarah Loveland, the surviving of either shall during the remainder of her natural life inherit the one half of all my real and personal property be the same in money, gold, silver wares, shares in the ZCMI of Bountiful or anywhere else for her sole use to the exclusion of every one else otherwise entitled to the same. The remaining half shall be equally divided between my two sons, Chester and Joel, hereinafter mentioned.

Third. From and after the decease of Sarah Loveland, and Elvira Thomas, and the decease of each of them I give, devise, and bequeath to my two sons, Chester Loveland of Brigham City, Box Elder County, Utah, and Joel Loveland of Woodruff, County of Rich, Utah and their heirs and assigns forever, all my real and personal property of every name and nature of which I may die seized and possessed to be equally divided between them that each of my said sons may receive his portion and not one for the other.

Fourth.   I hereby nominate and appoint my neighbor, Chester Call, to be the executor of this my last Will and Testament.   Hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time made.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto inscribed my name and affixed my scale this Thirty-first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy four.

Chauncey Loveland

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The above or written instrument consisting of one sheet and a half was at the date thereof signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Chauncey Loveland and for his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

John Telford residing at Bountiful, Davis County, Utah

Anson Call residing at Bountiful, Davis County, Utah.

The interlineation on page two (2) in line three (3) from the foot of the page was made by my express will and direction before the signing, sealing, publishing and atestate or of this my last will and testament. As witness my hand and seal the day and year before written.

Chauncey Loveland

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John Telford


Anson Call


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Today's Family History: Chauncey Loveland - Farmer

Chauncey Loveland was fifty years of age when he made the trek to Utah with the pioneer company. He was born in Glasgow, Connecticut in October 1795, the son of Levi and Esther Hill Loveland. He married Nancy Graham at Madison, Ohio and here six children were born. Later they moved to Carthage, Illinois and during the time of their residence in that city his wife and a son died. In the spring of 1846 he married Sally Horn Crockett. Up to this time he had not affiliated himself and family with the Latter-day Saint Church, but was kindly disposed toward the Elders and aided them whenever he could. Soon after he accepted their teachings and while living at Mt. Pisgah was baptized into the Church. When the roster was made up for the men who were to accompany President Young on the initial trip to the Rocky Mountains, Chauncey Loveland’s name was on the list.

After his arrival in the valley he stayed only a short time, then accompanied President Young back to Winter Quarters for the purpose of bringing his family to Utah. They located in Bountiful on a tract of land and he engaged in farming and breeding fine horses. From the time of his arrival in 1848, Mr. Loveland proved himself a conscientious and energetic pioneer as well as being of an adventurous nature. When the gold rush to California as at its height he decided to join the gold seekers to explore the mining regions of that state. It is said that he traveled quite extensively but records left by his family fail to say whether the venture was successful. He returned to Utah and resumed his farming activities. Mr. Loveland passed away August 16, 1875 at the age of 79 years. He was a kindly, unassuming man never aspiring to positions in public life.

Juanita Loveland

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Chauncey Loveland's Timeline

October 1, 1796
Glastonbury, CT, USA
February 20, 1816
Age 19
December 30, 1817
Age 21
Madison, OH, USA
Age 22
Madison, Geauga, Ohio
Age 24
Madison, Lake, Ohio, USA
Age 26
May 28, 1825
Age 28
Madison, Lake, Ohio, USA
August 5, 1835
Age 38
Madison, Lake, Ohio, USA
June 1846
Age 49