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Joel Chauncey Loveland, Sr.

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Madison, Lake, Ohio, USA
Death: September 8, 1907 (72)
Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Place of Burial: Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Chauncey Loveland and Nancy Loveland
Husband of Amanda Loveland (Simmons)
Father of Rhoda Elvira Schenk; Joel Chauncey Loveland, Jr.; Harlon Edward Loveland; Chester "Chet" Loveland; Almon Loveland and 4 others
Brother of Levi Loveland ; Chester Corless Loveland; Sophia Weaver (Loveland); Almond Francis Loveland; George Loveland and 1 other

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About Joel Chauncey Loveland, Sr.

From a book entitled: Genealogy of the Loveland Family in the United States of America, Volume 3, by John Bigelow Loveland, and George Loveland:

Joel C. Loveland was born in Madison, Ohio, August 5, 1835, and was married at Salt Lake city, Utah, by President Brigham Young, December 13, 1857, Amanda Simmons, born in the county of Leeds, District of Johnstown, Upper Canada, January 25, 1838. In 1853, Isaac Bullock in charge, he with others, was called to make a settlement in Green River County, Utah, returning to Bountiful, Utah in 1854. Two years later with his brother, Chester, and others, he went to settle the Carson Valley, Nevada, region. In Setpember, 1857, he was called to intercept the U.S. Army then on its way to Utah, and prevent its access to the Salt Lake Valley. In the Spring of 1858, on account of the U.S. Army, the Bountiful people moved south to Provo Bottoms, returning in July. In March, 1861, he moved to Call's Fort, returning in June. The Morrisite War broke out June, 1862, and he was engaged in a three day battle. They moved to Woodruff, Utah, in 1873, and to Fish Haven, Idaho, in October, 1878. He early espoused the Mormon cause and was present at the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, who were murdered by a mob in disguise, at Carthage, Illinois, June 27, 1844. Children, second born at Call's Fort, the seventh and eight at Woodruff, the ninth at Fish Haven, the rest at Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho.


By his grandson, William Milford Loveland

This is the story of my Grandfather Loveland—Joel Chauncey Loveland. He was born in Madison, Ohio on August 5, 1835 and married at Salt Lake City, Utah by President Brigham Young on December 13, 1875 to Amanda Simmons. She was born in the County of Leeds, District of Johnstown, Upper Canada on January 25, 1838.

           In 1853 with Isaac Bullock in charge, Joel Chauncey along with others, was called to make a settlement in Green River County, Utah. He returned to Bountiful in 1854. Two years later, with his brother Chester and others, he went to settle the Carson Valley, Nevada region.  In September of 1857, he was called to help intercept the U. S. Army.[Utah War][1]  The Bountiful people moved south to the Provo Bottoms, returning in July (of 1858?).  In March of 1861 he moved to Call's Fort, Utah, returning in June. The Morrisite War[2] broke out in June of 1862 and he was engaged in a three day battle. The family moved to Woodruff, Utah in 1873 and to Fish Haven, Idaho in October of 1878. While at Fish Haven he engaged in farming and also ran the U. S. Mail route. He was an ardent lover of horses.

Joel Chauncey embraced the Mormon religion in his youth. He was present at the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, who were murdered by a mob in disguise at Carthage, Illinois June 27, 1844.

To Joel Chauncey and Amanda were born the following children:

· Rhoda Elvira, September 17, 1858 at Bountiful, Utah--married Oscar L. Schenck, March 24, 1877 at Laketown, Utah.

· Joel Chauncey (or Chauncey Joel as some records state), April 25, 1861 at Calls Fort, Utah--married Maria Sarah Shirley, October 8, 1883.

· Harlon Edward, November 11, 1864--married Amelia Jane Welker.

· Chester, April 9, 1867--married Lydia Roberts, October 17, 1894 at Logan, Utah.

· Almon, August 31, 1869--died at Bountiful, Utah, August 21, 1870.

· George, October 1, 1871--married Alice Florence Gardner, September 17, 1894 at Paris, Idaho.

· Nancy Amanda, June 5, 1875—born and died at Woodruff, Utah, June 16, 1877.

· Hyrum Melvin, February 13, 1878 at Woodruff--married Allie Welker, November 30, 1899.

· Dora Lillian, August 9, 1881 at Bountiful [or Fish Haven]--married Marty Kent.


Grandfather died at Fish Haven, Idaho September 8, 1907 and Grandmother on January 6, 1901. They are buried in the Fish Haven Cemetery.

[1] Utah War from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     The Utah War, also known as the Utah Expedition, Buchanan's Blunder, the Mormon War, or the Mormon Rebellion was an armed confrontation between LDS settlers in the Utah Territory and the armed forces of the United States government. The confrontation lasted from May 1857 until July 1858. While there were casualties, mostly non-Mormon civilians, the "war" had no battles, and was resolved through negotiation.

[2] Morrisite War from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A monument commemorating the Morrisite War was erected in South Weber, Utah by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Sons of Utah Pioneers, and AllBuild Construction and Landscaping. The text of the monument follows:

The Kington Fort-Morrisite War Site

    This monument was placed here to commemorate a three day, little known battle that occurred 13, 14, and 15 June 1862. The Kington (Kingston) Fort a 645 foot by 645 foot enclosure was built on this site in 1853 to protect the early settlers from possible Indian attacks. Since there were no Indian problems in South Weber, the fort was deserted in 1858.
    In early 1862 the fort was taken over by Joseph Morris, an excommunicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, who had founded a church commonly known as the Morrisites. At one time the Morrisite fort population exceeded 200 men, women and children. In June 1862 three men, who no longer believed in Morris’ teachings, attempted to leave the fort. They were captured by a Morrisite posse and forcefully returned to the fort. Responding to a report by observers of this action, the sheriff and a small posse approached the fort with the intention of taking the men for a formal hearing on the charges of which they were accused. The request was denied and further attempts were blocked. As a result, acting governor Frank Fuller ordered a militia under the command of Robert T. Burton to proceed to the fort. Even this large, Heavily armed group failed to free the imprisoned men. A cannon ball fired into the fort killed two women and seriously wounded a teenage girl. as the army assaulted the fort and breached the gates, two militiamen were killed. in the ensuing confusion, Morris, his second in command, John Banks and two more women were killed. in all, eleven people died. After the death of their leaders, the Morrisites scattered, with most going to Soda Springs, Idaho. Others settled in Carson City, Nevada and Deer Lodge, Montana. A few other members were rebaptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints and remained in South Weber.

Erected by: Daughters of Utah Pioneers-South Weber Chapter Sons of Utah Pioneers-Ogden Pioneer Chapter AllBuild Construction and Landscaping Site by Douglas B. Stephens

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Joel Chauncey Loveland, Sr.'s Timeline

August 5, 1835
Madison, Lake, Ohio, USA
Age 15
December 13, 1857
Age 22
December 13, 1857
Age 22
September 17, 1858
Age 23
Bountiful, Davis, Utah
April 25, 1861
Age 25
Box Elder, UT, USA
November 11, 1864
Age 29
Bountiful, UT, USA
April 9, 1867
Age 31