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Elijah Malin, Jr

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: West Nantmeal Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Elijah Malin and Catherine Malin
Husband of Janette Malin; Sarah Malin; Elizabeth Malin; Ann Malin and Margaret Malin
Father of John McGuckin Malin; Margaret Ann Woodard; Catherine Malin and James Elijah Malin
Brother of Sidney Malin; Sidney Ann Hoopes; Anna Maria Weiler; Sarah Young; Nancy Ann Malin and 8 others

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Elijah Malin, Jr

Elijah Jr. (fifth child of Elijah Sr. and Catherine Essick) married Sarah McGuckin [who was born Aug. 29,1803, in Chester Co. Pa]. They had four children: John, Margaret Anne, James Elijah, and Catherine who died at age of two.

Years after the following authenic information is taken from letters, memoranda, treasured by Margaret Anne [Malin] Woodard: “May 1, 1846, Elijah Malin Jr. took his wife, three remaining children and his aged parents, Elijah Sr. and Catherine Essick Malin, and started for the West to join the Mormons. They went via Downington to Columbia. There they took a state to Middletown and a car on to Harrisburg. At Harrisburg they took a canal boat to Hollidaysburgh. From there they took the train to Johnstown over the mountains, and then a canal boat to Pittsburg. The next place reached was Nauvoo, Illinois.” Margaret Ann Mailn Woodard continues to write in her life story: “On May 18, 1846 we left Nauvoo, Ill., and started on our journey Westward, not knowing our destination….After some time, we passed camp Pisgah and Garden Grove where grain and vegetables had been sown by those who had gone ahead, for those who might come and have no provisions to go farther. Our company traveled on crossing the Missouri River into what is now Omaha. Then we came up with the companies of Bros. Pratt, Young, and Heber C. Kimball. They were encamped about seven miles west of where Winter Quarters was afterward located. It was not thought wise to continue the journey that fall. All hands went to work to cut hay and prepare for winter while a committee looked up a place to encamp until Spring. The place chosen lay on the west side of the Missouri river and was called Winter Quarters or Camp Israel. In the spring of 1847, after the companies had gone westward (following the pioneers), we moved to what was known as the south line of the camp. In the Spring of 1848, all who could get an outfit to come on to Salt Lake Valley did so. So few were left that we were not safe should the Indians become hostile towards us, so all who were left returned to the east side of the river. After Father had built us a house and planted such seeds as we could get, he started back to Pennsylvania on a mission….He arrived finally, in Chester County, and stayed there until the spring of 1849. He started home with a small company of Saints and was taken with cholera. He died in St. Louis, Mo., May 5, 1849, at the home of his brother, Samuel Malin. His death left us and his aged parents with no one to look to for support. Samuel Malin came on from St. Louis and, having means, came to Salt Lake the same year, bringing his father and mother and his sister, Sarah, with him.”

Added by Mary Jane Young Phillips October, 2014: Elijah Malin, Sr. died October 2, 1857, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 83 years old. His wife, Catherine Essick, died January 10, 1866, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was 87 years old.


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Elijah Malin, Jr's Timeline

March 11, 1808
West Nantmeal Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
August 16, 1833
Age 25
West Nantmeal, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
February 14, 1835
Age 26
West Nantmeal, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 6, 1837
Age 29
West Nantmeal, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
September 10, 1839
Age 31
West Nantmeal, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
May 5, 1849
Age 41
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Age 40