John Sutherland Eldredge

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John Sutherland Eldredge

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Sennett, Cayuga, New York, USA
Death: May 7, 1873 (42)
Charleston, Wasatch, UT, USA
Place of Burial: American Fork, Utah, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain Alanson Eldredge and Esther Eldredge
Husband of Rhoda Sylvia Merrill and Sinah Ceneth Eldredge
Father of Ira Eldredge; Esther Ann Eldredge; Daniel John Eldredge; Horace Sr Eldredge; Adrian Merrill Eldridge and 6 others
Brother of Loranis Eldredge; Sabina Eldredge; Lorania Eldredge; Diana Eldredge; Ira Eldredge and 4 others

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About John Sutherland Eldredge

"...Eldredge, John Sutherland – (8th Ten) Born April 30, 1831, in Canaan, Columbia Co., N.Y., to Alanson and Esther Sutherland Eldredge. He served as a teamster on the original company, crossing the plains at age 16. He is said to have been one of the first men to plow in the valley after the arrival of the pioneers. He also promoted pioneer industries. Eldredge was called on a mission to Australia in 1852, and returned on the ill-fated ship Julia Ann. On board were 26 LDS immigrants and two missionaries. On Oct. 4, 1855, the ship wrecked on a coral reef ad two women and three children drowned. The others made their way on a hastily constructed raft to the Scilly Isles, 12 miles distant. They lived there nearly two months, subsisting on small shellfish and sea turtles. The group was rescued when the ship's captain traveled more than 200 miles in on open boat and returned for them in a vessel. Eldredge returned to the Salt Lake Valley in 1856. He took up farming and moved to Charleston, Wasatch Co., Utah. He died while plowing on May 7, 1873, at age 42..."


Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Brigham Young Pioneer Company (1847)

Approximate age at departure: 15

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Birth: Apr. 30, 1821 Sennett Cayuga County New York, USA

Death: May 5, 1871 Charleston Wasatch County Utah, USA

Son of Alanson Eldredge and Esther Sunderlin

Married Sinah Geneth Chipman, 24 March 1849, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Mary Alice Eldredge, John Eldredge, Jedidiah Eldredge, Nancy Ann Eldredge, Martha Eldredge, Zina Eldredge

Married Rhoda Sylvia Collett, 4 July 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Ira Eldredge, Esther Ann Eldredge, Daniel Eldredge, Horace Eldredge

History - John was one of the original pioneers of Utah. After his arrival in Great Salt Lake Valley as one of Pres. Brigham Young's famous company of pioneers, he took an active part in raising crops and forwarding pioneer industries; it is claimed that he was among the first to use the plow in preparing the arid land on the site of the present Salt Lake City. He filled a mission to Australia in 1852-1856. He died suddenly, while plowing on his farm at Charleston, Wasatch Co., Utah, being survived by a large family.

Family links:

  • Alanson Eldredge (1782 - 1857)
  • Esther Sunderlin Eldredge (1787 - 1823)
  • Rhoda Sylvia Collett Merrill (1837 - 1927)*
  • Sinah Ceneth Chipman Eldredge (1831 - 1895)*
  • Mary Alice Eldredge Hoggard (1850 - 1903)*

Burial: American Fork Cemetery American Fork Utah County Utah, USA Plot: I_248_2

Maintained by: SMS Originally Created by: Lee Drew Record added: Sep 07, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 2141963

  • Residence: Lake City, Utah, Utah Territory, United States - 1860
  • Updated from MyHeritage Match by SmartCopy: Oct 11 2014, 3:00:09 UTC
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John Sutherland Eldredge's Timeline

April 30, 1831
Sennett, Cayuga, New York, USA
September 19, 1849
Age 18
Utah, United States
September 20, 1851
Age 20
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
October 3, 1854
Age 23
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
April 14, 1857
Age 25
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
February 22, 1859
Age 27
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
May 3, 1860
Age 29
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Age 29
American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States