Historical records matching Levi North
About Levi North
Departure: early July 1852 Arrival: 15 September 1852
Company Information: 230 individuals and about 130 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa
Perpetual Emigrating Fund
Birth: Jul. 17, 1817 Carmi White County Illinois, USA Death: Feb. 24, 1893 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Son of Sydney North and Mary Hawthorne
Married Arriminta Howard, 16 Nov 1837, Freemington, Effingham, Illinois
- Charles Addison North
- Hyrum Bennett North
- Almira North
- Levi Howard North
- Arriminta North
- Merari North
- Mary Jane North
- Melinda Howard North
- Margery Ann North
Married Maren Kirstine Pedersen, 2 Mar 1865, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
- John Riley North
- Rhoda Ann North
- Hulda Elizabeth North
- Zina Kristine North
- Catherine North
- Lutitia Mariah North
- Maud North
- James Peter North
- Levi Edward North
History - Arriminta Howard was baptized a member in her early teens, along with several of her extended family and while living in the area east of St. Louis. Soon after they moved to Effingham, Illinois. Her uncle, then several others bought property there as though they had in mind a permanent settling. It was about the same time that Sidney North moved his family to the Effingham region. It was there that Arriminta met and married Levi. Levi had joined the LDS church in 1832. They married in November, 1837. One year later Arriminta delivered their first child, a boy they named Charles Addison.
The time spent in Effingham for Arriminta and her extended family was short lived however. For in 1840 Levi moved his family to Sugar Creek, Iowa (Indian Territory) just a few miles west, across the river from Nauvoo, where the leaders of the Mormon church was gathering the Saints from all over the world. Levi, along with Arriminta's several family had chosen Sugar Creek to live. It was in Sugar Creek that their second son, Hyrum Bennett was born. But that was not to be long either, Levi needed to be closer to the temple construction site in Nauvoo. In November of 1843 Arriminta delivered a little baby girl named Almira.
But trouble with a few church dissidents and many other malcontents forced a move from Illinois to the Rocky Mountains. The Norths joined the exodus into Iowa taking them to three temporary settlements in the Indian Territory. The first stop was in Garden Grove where they stayed just long enough to help build small cabins, clear some land, erect fences and plant vegetables. All this in preparation for the larger exodus that would follow. Levi then moved west to Mt. Pisgah, where he built themselves another small cabin. This is where the family spent the winter of 1846 and where Arriminta gave birth to their fourth child, named Levi Howard. How long they spent in Mt. Pisgah is hard to determine but the best guess is just a few months, maybe a year.
They then moved further west, to the Missouri River, but continued on, up the river, past Kanesville and to Harris Grove a little north-east. Here the land was more rolling hills, covered with trees. Here they could build larger cabins and had timber to cut for wagons, which is what Levi would be doing for about six years. It was in Harris Grove that two other children would join the growing family. Arriminta was born in October, 1849 and Merari was born in June, 1852.
Merari was literally just days old when, according to plans that had been formulated several months earlier, Arriminta and her husband gathered the children and all their belongings; packed them into three wagons and moved to the Salt Lake Valley arriving in September, 1852. It generally took over two months to make that 1100 mile journey. Merari would have made that trip as a baby. Arriminta made it while recovering from childbirth.
But by the time she delivered her next baby, Mary Jane, in May, 1854 her home was finished in Millcreek. Almost three years later, in March, 1857, she delivered another baby girl they named Melinda Howard (named after Arriminta's sister who had been so very close to her through the hard times-and had died shortly after arriving in Utah). There would be one more daughter born to this couple, a girl they named Margery Ann "Annie" in 1849. That was Arriminta's last child, she was 40 years old.
Levi married Maren Kirstene Pedersen, a convert from Denmark. Levi built her a home on the west side of the Country Road, across the street from Arriminta's home. Maren would eventually bear 9 children for Levi. They were accepted into Arriminta's as though they were her own. She was, to them, "Aunt" Arriminta.
Three of Maren's children died in early childhood. Levi spent six months in the territorial prison for the crime of polygamy.
Arriminta lived another nine years after Levi's death with her children and grandchildren caring and providing for her every need.
- Arriminta Howard North (1819 - 1903)
- Maren Kristine Pedersen North (1845 - 1939)*
- Charles Addison North (1838 - 1906)*
- Hyrum Bennett North (1840 - 1915)*
- Almira North Williams (1843 - 1916)*
- Arriminta North Fuller (1849 - 1927)*
- Merari North (1852 - 1933)*
- Mary Jane North Fuller (1854 - 1926)*
- Melinda Howard North Butterworth (1857 - 1937)*
- Margery Ann North Price (1859 - 1921)*
- John Riley North (1866 - 1930)*
- Lutitia Mariah North Christensen (1877 - 1965)*
- James Peter North (1884 - 1966)*
- Mary Arriminta Butterworth Bailey (1892 - 1962)*
Burial: Elysian Burial Gardens Millcreek Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: D_152_1