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Hannah Clegg (Eastham)

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Saint John, Preston, Lancashire, England
Death: May 28, 1855 (36)
Mormon Grove, Atchison County , Kansas
Place of Burial: Atchinson, Kansas, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Eastham and Betty Preston
Wife of Henry Clegg, Jr.
Mother of Thomas Clegg; Israel Eastham Clegg and Henry James "Jimmie" Clegg
Sister of Elizabeth Eastham; Isabella Eastham; Jane Eastham and Richard Eastham
Half sister of Mary Eastham

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About Hannah Clegg

On line Parish Clerks Preston , Lancashire , England :

Marriage 24 December 1844 St John , Preston , Lancs , Henry Clegg , 20 , Clogger , Bachelor of Paradise Street , HANNAH EASTHAM , (x) , 25 , Frame Tenter , Spinster of Stoney Gate , Groom's Father : Henry Clegg , Bride's Father : Thomas Eastman , Flagger and Slater , Witness : Richard Eastham , Elisabeth Eastham , Married by Certificate by : E. Walker , Curate , Register : Marriages 1843 - 1845 , Page 212 , Entry 424 , Source : LDS Film 93993 .

England Marriages 1538 - 1973 , GS Film 93993 ,

Name : Henry Clegg , Spouse's Name : HAANNAH EASTHAM , Event Date : 24 December 1844 , Event Place : St John , Preston , Lancashire .

The next day 25 December 1844 their son Thomas was born . He died in an accidental fire on 6 January 1853 .


Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Richard Ballantyne Company (1855)

Departure: 1-2 July 1855 Arrival: 25 September 1855

Company Information: 402 individuals and 45 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Mormon Grove, Kansas

Perpetual Emigrating Fund

She is not listed in the company records but was traveling with her husband and her year old son who also died at Mormon Grove

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Birth: Aug., 1821 Preston Lancashire, England

Death: May 28, 1855 Atchison County Kansas, USA

She was the wife of Henry Clegg Jr.. She died on her journey from England to Utah with a group of Mormons. Her son Henry James died a few days after her and was buried next to her.

All information is set down in Henry Clegg Jr.'s Diary of the Journey of 1855

Family links:

  • Henry Clegg (1825 - 1894)
  • Henry James Clegg (1854 - 1855)*

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Burial: Mormon Grove Historical Marker (Memorial) Parnell Atchison County Kansas, USA Plot: Unknown

Cemetery notes and/or description: Mormon Grove

The City That Disappeared

Near here, located in a grove of young hickory trees, was an important rallying point in 1855 and 1856 for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon), then emigrating to the Rocky Mountains.

The campground, really a temporary village covering about 150 acres, consisted of the grove, a large pasture fenced by native sod and a ditch, and a burial ground located on the elevated ridge between the grove and the farm. Though one or two permanent structures were erected, most residents lived in tents, wagon boxes or make-shift dwellings.

During the peak year of emigration at Mormon Grove in 1855, nearly 2,000 Latter-day Saints with 337 wagons left here for the Salt Lake Valley.

It was also a tragic year for the U.S., British, and European Mormons at the little waystation, many dying in a cholera epidemic. In 1856, Iowa City, Iowa, became the major jump-off point for Latter-day Saint westward travel, and Mormon Grove became a forgotten gathering place.

(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Kansas Historical Society)

According to most reports, there are no grave markers left... the exact location isn't known.

Shannon S Twp, NE 1/4 Sec 5

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Hannah Clegg's Timeline

June 18, 1818
Saint John, Preston, Lancashire, England
December 25, 1844
Age 26
Preston, Lancashire, England
March 30, 1849
Age 30
Preston, Lancashire, England
February 22, 1854
Age 35
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
May 28, 1855
Age 36
Mormon Grove, Atchison County , Kansas
Atchinson, Kansas, USA