James Wesley Stewart, Sr.

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James Wesley Stewart, Sr.

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States
Death: March 22, 1913 (87)
Cokeville, Lincoln County, Wyoming, United States
Place of Burial: Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Stewart, Jr.; George Stewart, Jr.; Ruthinda Baker and Ruthinda Baker
Husband of Jane Grover; Mary Jane Stewart and Elzira Corbitt
Father of James Wesley Stewart, Jr.; Mary Jane Stewart; Isaiah Joshua Stewart; Melissa Jane Stewart and Minerva Hoffman
Brother of George Rufus Stewart; Cynthia Utley Hill; George Rufus Stewart; William Anderson Stewart; Eliza Jane Stewart and 5 others

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About James Wesley Stewart, Sr.

Mormon Pioneer

"...Stewart, James Wesley – (8th Ten) Born May 19, 1825, in Fayette Co., Ala., to George and Ruth Baker Stewart, who were baptized when Elder Benjamin Clapp came to the town and preached. They moved to Missouri where George Stewart died of fever. Chosen to accompany the first pioneers west, James Stewart was one of the men assigned o remain at the Platte River to ferry oncoming Oregon and Mormon pioneers across the river. Upon arriving in Salt Lake Valley, he helped make the first irrigation dam on City Creek. Of the first winter, he wrote: "During the winter of 1847 it was hard picking for us, being without bread, and a thousand miles to go for flour; so we lived on cowhides at times and in the spring, sego roots." He was later sent on a mission to the Southern States where he met Jane Grover, whom he married. They built a home in Farmington, Davis Co., Utah, and later in Morgan Co., Utah. He was later ordained a high priest. He died in Cokeville, Wyo., March 22, 1913, at age 87..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

  • Residence: Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States - 1880
  • Residence: ED 61 Election District 6-9, Uinta, Wyoming, United States - 1900
  • Residence: Cokeville, Uinta, Wyoming, United States - 1910
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James Wesley Stewart, Sr.'s Timeline

May 19, 1825
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States
May 25, 1842
Age 17
May 25, 1842
Age 17
May 30, 1851
Age 26
Mormon Island, Sacramento, California, United States
August 9, 1857
Age 32
San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States
Age 34
Farmington, Davis, Utah Territory
June 27, 1868
Age 43
January 31, 1869
Age 43
Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States