Joseph Laban Wall

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Joseph Laban Wall

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah Territory, United States
Cause of death: Brights'disease
Place of Burial: Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wall and Sarah Wall (Sansom)
Husband of Selina Doel Wall
Father of Joseph Stevens Wall; Rose Etta Wall; William John Wall; Francis Henry Wall; Franklin Wall and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Emily Cowley; Fanny Mariah Whitney (Wall); Elizabeth Dorcas Cantwell; Francis George Wall; Celia Francom and 4 others

Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Joseph Laban Wall

He came with his sister Sarah Emily.

James G. Willie Company (1856) Age at Departure: 18 Head of Household

Traveled with Sarah Emily Wall (Age: 16)

He was a son of William Wall (1812-1889) and Sarah (Sansom) Wall (18145-1899) and he married Selina Doel Stevens (1840-1897) on March 7, 1863 in Salt lake City, Utah. They are parents of 10 children.

Joseph L. Wall of Glenwood, was born in Harsley, England, on July 2, 1838. He, with his sister, Cora were converted to the Mormon faith and in 1856 came to America. While pushing a hand cart across the plains Mr. Wall became violently ill and after due consideration it was agreed to leave him along the road and push on without him. His sister not being satisfied with this, offered to push the cart and take her brother along in order that he might receive the necessary nursing. They reached Salt Lake in 1856.

In 1866 he was sent out to settle Glenwood but was not permitted to remain long on account of Indians. In 1871 he returned and has ever since made that place his home. In 1878 he built the first roller mill ever erected in Sevier County, being a mill-wright and stone mason himself, and ever since, up to the time of his sickness, has been operating and running the mill himself.

In 1863, Mr. Wall was married to Selena Stephans of Salt Lake City, who is still living, and to them were born 11 children. The only ones living are Mrs. Annie Shaw and Miss Dora Wall both of Glenwood, and William Wall of Aurora. He has one brother, Frank Wall, living in Mexico, and Mrs. I.K. Wright, Richfield; and Mrs. Cowley, Wallsville. His mother is still living; she lives with Mrs. I.K. Wright in this city, and is 84 years old.

A favorite expression of Mr. Wall was that he built the first bridges and killed the snakes in this county in order to make it at all habitable. Mr. Wall had been sick for about two years with Brights'disease. Funeral services were held in the Mormon church in Glenwood yesterday afternoon at l O'clock.

The Salt Lake herald 14 June 1898, pg 6

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Joseph Laban Wall's Timeline

1838
July 2, 1838
Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
1864
March 30, 1864
Age 25
Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah Territory, United States
1867
March 30, 1867
Age 28
Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah Territory, United States
1868
July 19, 1868
Age 30
Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Territory, United States
1870
July 28, 1870
Age 32
Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Territory, United States
1871
December 11, 1871
Age 33
Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah Territory, United States
1873
February 24, 1873
Age 34
Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah Territory, United States
1874
1874
Age 35
Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah Territory, United States
1876
June 30, 1876
Age 37
Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah Territory, United States
1878
September 12, 1878
Age 40
Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah Territory, United States