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About Jesse Bigler Martin

Son of John Snyder Martin & Agnes Matilda Bigler

Married Sophronia Moore

Jesse Bigler Martin was born at Shinnston, Virginia, on 11 April 1825. The family moved to Illinois after his parents, John and Agnes Matilda, joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jesse also joined the Church while living in Illinois, and he spent the ensuing years at Nauvoo and Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1846, at the age of twenty-one, Jesse left Council Bluffs and marched to California as a private in Company B of the Mormon Battalion. After being mustered out, Jesse worked at Sutter's Mill in California. He then came to Salt Lake City in September 1848. On 14 December 1848 he married Sophronia Moore, who had arrived at Salt Lake City the previous year. Jesse left his young family in 1853 to serve a mission to England, and Sophronia supported the couple's three children on a small plot of land. Jesse returned to Utah in 1857 as captain of the Jesse Bigler Martin Company, and several months later took Ann Clark, of England, as a plural wife. Sophronia and Ann bore eleven and eight children, respectively. Both families moved to Lehi in 1860 where Jesse labored as a farmer. Three years later, Brigham Young called Jesse to relocate to Millard County, a sparsely settled area of western Utah. Jesse was ordained as a Patriarch of the Millard Stake in 1875. Jesse and Sophronia moved to Provo, Utah, in their later years, while Ann remained in Millard County. Jesse died at Provo on 17 October 1908 at the age of eighty-three. Bibliography: Carter, Kate B., ed. Our Pioneer Heritage. Vol. 1. Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1958. Carter, Kate B., ed. Treasures of Pioneer History. Vol. 4. Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1955. Carter, Kate B., ed. Heart Throbs of the West. Vol. 3. Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1941.


Family links:

Parents:
 John Snyder Martin (1800 - 1882)
 Agnes Matilda Bigler Martin (1807 - 1877)

Spouses:
 Sophronia Moore Martin (1832 - 1915)
 Ann Clark Martin (1835 - 1909)*

Children:
 Jesse Bigler Martin (1849 - 1949)*
 Isabelle Martin Smith (1851 - 1933)*
 Sophronia Lydia Martin Twelves (1853 - 1941)*
 Elizabeth Martin Esklund (1859 - 1945)*
 Matilda Martin Vance (1862 - 1955)*
 Elzina Martin Adams (1865 - 1952)*
 Marintha Althera Martin Vance (1866 - 1946)*
 Stephen Erastus Martin (1868 - 1887)*
 Orson Lorenzo Martin (1870 - 1943)*
 Lucy May Martin Wasden (1875 - 1940)*
 William Martin (1879 - 1890)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Provo City Cemetery Provo Utah County Utah, USA Plot: Block 8 Lot 117


Created by: Schott Family Record added: Jul 19, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28401251


Son of John Snyder Martin & Agnes Matilda Bigler

Married Sophronia Moore

Jesse Bigler Martin was born at Shinnston, West Virginia, on 11 April 1825. The family moved to Illinois after his parents, John and Agnes Matilda, joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jesse also joined the Church while living in Illinois, and he spent the ensuing years at Nauvoo and Council Bluffs, Iowa. In 1846, at the age of twenty-one, Jesse left Council Bluffs and marched to California as a private in Company B of the Mormon Battalion. After being mustered out, Jesse worked at Sutter's Mill in California. He then came to Salt Lake City in September 1848. On 14 December 1848 he married Sophronia Moore, who had arrived at Salt Lake City the previous year. Jesse left his young family in 1853 to serve a mission to England, and Sophronia supported the couple's three children on a small plot of land. Jesse returned to Utah in 1857 as captain of the Jesse Bigler Martin Company, and several months later took Ann Clark, of England, as a plural wife. Sophronia and Ann bore eleven and eight children, respectively. Both families moved to Lehi in 1860 where Jesse labored as a farmer. Three years later, Brigham Young called Jesse to relocate to Millard County, a sparsely settled area of western Utah. Jesse was ordained as a Patriarch of the Millard Stake in 1875. Jesse and Sophronia moved to Provo, Utah, in their later years, while Ann remained in Millard County. Jesse died at Provo on 17 October 1908 at the age of eighty-three. Bibliography: Carter, Kate B., ed. Our Pioneer Heritage. Vol. 1. Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1958. Carter, Kate B., ed. Treasures of Pioneer History. Vol. 4. Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1955. Carter, Kate B., ed. Heart Throbs of the West. Vol. 3. Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1941.


Family links:

Parents:
 John Snyder Martin (1800 - 1882)
 Agnes Matilda Bigler Martin (1807 - 1877)

Spouses:
 Sophronia Moore Martin (1832 - 1915)
 Ann Clark Martin (1835 - 1909)*

Children:
 Jesse Bigler Martin (1849 - 1949)*
 Isabelle Martin Smith (1851 - 1933)*
 Sophronia Lydia Martin Twelves (1853 - 1941)*
 Elizabeth Martin Esklund (1859 - 1945)*
 Matilda Martin Vance (1862 - 1955)*
 Elzina Martin Adams (1865 - 1952)*
 Marintha Althera Martin Vance (1866 - 1946)*
 Stephen Erastus Martin (1868 - 1887)*
 Orson Lorenzo Martin (1870 - 1943)*
 Lucy May Martin Wasden (1875 - 1940)*
 William Martin (1879 - 1890)*
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Provo City Cemetery Provo Utah County Utah, USA Plot: Block 8 Lot 117


Created by: Schott Family Record added: Jul 19, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28401251

  • Residence: Age: 55; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Self, Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States - 1880
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Jesse Bigler Martin's Timeline

1825
April 11, 1825
Shinnston, Harrison Co., Virginia (now West Virginia), USA
1849
November 19, 1849
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1851
August 8, 1851
Age 26
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1853
July 4, 1853
Age 28
Lehi, Utah
1858
July 21, 1858
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1859
February 27, 1859
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1860
October 19, 1860
Age 35
Lehi, Utah Co., Utah
1862
April 15, 1862
Age 37
Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States