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Eliza Martin

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
Death: September 20, 1910 (87)
West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henery T. Martin and Lydia Coe
Wife of Daniel Rapyelle Allen, Sr
Mother of Marinda Bateman; Araminta Churbery Beckstead; Mary Elizabeth Allen; Sarah Ann Allen Hackett; Daniel Rapalyea Allen, Jr and 9 others
Sister of Louisa Martin; Mary Martin and Amelia Martin

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Eliza Martin

Daniel A. Miller/John W. Cooley Company (1853) Age at Departure: 30

"Eliza Martin Allen was born on May 11, 1823 at Brooklyn, King's County, New York to Henry T. Martin and Lydia Coe. She married Daniel Rapalyea Allen on Jan. 22, 1837 at the Dutch Reform Church at Jamaica, New York.

Daniel R. Allen and Eliza Martin's children included; Marinda b. June 21, 1838; d. March 18, 1919 Arminta Cherbury b. Feb. 14, 1841; d. Dec. 21, 1920 Theodore, b. Sept. 24, 1842; d. Aug. 9, 1843 Juliet, b. Mar. 30, 1844; d. July 24, 1848 Mary Eliza (Elizabeth), b. Nov. 11, 1845; d.Jan. 28, 1924 Ophelia, b. Aug. 14, 1848; d. July 3,1849 Sarah Ann, b. Sep. 2, 1850; d. Jan. 15, 1930 Janetta Amelia, b.Mar. 31, 1853; d. Aug. 14, 1864 Daniel Rapalyea, b.Jan 21, 1855; d. Sept 15, 1856 Lydia Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1857; d. Aug. 2, 1858 Fannie Caroline, b. April 10, 1858; d. Feb. 28, 1928 Isaac, b. Dec. 26, 1860; d. July 21, 1861 David Robert, b. Nov. 12, 1862; d. Ada Aletta, b. Dec. 29, 1865; d. Oct. 2, 1890

Eliza Martin Allen and Daniel R. Allen must of felt much grief as many of her young children died at a young age.

Daniel R. Allen was a miller. When his father's farm was sold, Daniel and Eliza moved to Flushing, New York where he managed a fouring mill for a Scotsman named Douglas. Daniel and Eliza went to visit his Uncle Isaac Allen in New York, attended a great Methodist revival, then went on to visit Uncle John Martin and Aunt Hannah Martin in Brookly. Aunt Hannah had been a Member of the LDS Church for five years. After attending meetings with Aunt Hannah on Feb. 14, 1842, both Daniel and Eliza were baptized and became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that evening. On the 1st of April 1847, Daniel and his family left Flushing for St. Louis, Missouri, having originally trided to get passage by ship toward their ultimate destination of the Great Salt Lake Valley. They traveled over land, reaching St. Louis in May, 1847. At St. Louis Daniel Allen managed a large steam flouring mill owned by Mr. Haslam for three years. From St. Louis they joined other Mormons in Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Iowa, and Daniel left for Perryville, Perry County, Missouri, to take charge of a mill, returning to Kanesville April 20, 1853. On June 5, 1853 they left Council Bluffs to begin their journey across the plains by wagon and had three yoke of cattle and several cows, arriving in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake three months later Sept. 1853. They did not travel on Sundays. Daniel married four other wives including Eliza Lacy, Ann Long Didsbury, Margaret Shipley and Esther Ann Lowder. When U.S. Troops were approaching in 1857, Daniel and his family wnt to Pondtown, (later Salem) in Utah County until orders came for their return to Jordan that July, 1858. Danie ran a new mill for Bishop Archibald Gardiner at West Jordan for seven years and bough land along the Jordan River. About 1860 he exchanged his Jordan River land for lands and rights to American Fork Canyon. After a long series of difficulties (mill construction, opening roads, severe flood), he moved his grist mill, in 1863, from the mouth of the canyon to the town of American Fork. Before his death on January 23 1873, Daniel Rapalyea was in charge of the mills for Brigham Young. Daniel age 57 died of pneumonia in a house at the mill farm of Brigham Young Chase Mill in what is now known as Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Daniel was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery and later moved to West Jordan Cemetery. He also has a Monument at Wight's Fort Cemetery. Eliza Martin Allen died in West Jordan, Utah on Sept. 25, 1910 at the home of her grand-daughter Ada Bateman Goodrich and was buried beside her husband at Wight's Fort, Salt Lake County, Utah located near Bangerter Highway and 90th South" Selections From: Courtesy; Jan McMurty Allen, Abraham Alling, Baltimore; Gateway Press, 1993.

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Eliza Martin's Timeline

May 11, 1823
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA
June 21, 1838
Age 15
Jamaica, Queens, Long Island, New York, USA
February 14, 1841
Age 17
Flushing, Long Island, Queens, New York, USA
February 14, 1842
Age 18
September 24, 1842
Age 19
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
March 30, 1844
Age 20
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
November 11, 1845
Age 22
Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
August 14, 1848
Age 25
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
February 2, 1850
Age 26
Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States