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Mary Lovina Campbell

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Hornby, Steuben County, New York, United States
Death: August 26, 1903 (75)
North Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joel Campbell and Mercy Miranda Hill
Wife of Solomon Leonard Campbell
Mother of Joel William Campbell; Solomon Benoni Campbell; Mary Lovina Garrard; Charlotte Henrietta Campbell; Willie Campbell and 9 others
Sister of Henrietta Campbell; Rosetta Campbell; David William Campbell; Jerusha Campbell; Hannah Campbell and 4 others

Managed by: Karen Fay Lund
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About Mary Lovina Campbell

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Stephen Markham Company (1850) Age at departure: 22

50 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa

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Birth: Jun. 26, 1829 Hornby Steuben County New York, USA

Death: Aug. 26, 1903 North Ogden Weber County Utah, USA

Here is the memory that was written by Sylvia May Campbell Swainston.

A family history written by a grandchild: "Mary Lovina Campbell, daughter of Joel Campbell & Mercy Miranda Hill was born June 26 1829 in Pennsylvania. We know little of her childhood. She was married to Solomon Campbell, son of Benoni and Mary Leonard Campbell Dec 18 1848 in Holt Co. Missouri. They lived in Holt County for two years after their marriage and their first child, Joel, was born there January 16 1850.

In the spring of 1850, they and their son, Solomon's mother, father and at least one brother, John, joined a company of Saints and started west to Utah. Like others, they walked most of the way and encountered some trouble with Indians and Buffalo. In June the company was stricken with cholera. Solomon's father, mother, little brother, a cousin and a brother-in-law were taken ill. The mother was the first to die. Later it was told that her son, John, (brother of Solomon) was traveling ahead and helped dig a grave for a woman who was thought to be dying; however, this woman recovered and John's own mother was buried in the grave that he helped dig for another.

Lovina's father died also and was buried at Mt. Pisgah.

They arrived in Salt Lake in Nov 1850. In the spring of 1851 Lovina with her husband Solomon and son Joel went to North Ogden where some of Solomon's relatives had settled the previous year. They located in the center of the present town of North Ogden just south of a natural spring of fine cold water.

They were the parents of the first white children born in North Ogden, twins, whom they named Mary Lovina and Solomon Benoni born December 15 1851. They built the first log house in North Ogden. Solomon was handy with tools and helped with all the town improvements making furniture, cupboards, chests, yarn, rugs, lye vats, and cloth looms. Lovina was a good seamstress and housekeeper so they soon had a good pioneer home.

They experienced the early Indian troubles and the grasshopper plague which made food very scarce. One of the early winters in North Ogden was later referred to as "The Hard Winter" because the snow was so deep and the weather so cold considerable suffering was experienced by the people and many of the cattle froze to death.

They received their endowments in the Salt Lake Endowment House in the year 1855.

They were long remembered for their pleasant and generous ways. Their home was one of order but in the early days she liked to open it up for the entertainment and amusement of their neighbors. When an English family named Storey came to North Ogden she took them into their home and had all the neighbors come to get acquainted with them. They staged a little play in their best room.

She had room for her sewing where among other things she made overalls to be sold by Sidney Stevens, a Jew in Ogden. She did this to help with family needs while her husband Solomon worked full time on the meeting house. She also dried fruit and sold it. She also made beautiful quilts, "tidies" and cushions for chairs. She loved beautiful handiwork.

They were good parents. Lovina was a good mother. They had twelve children, seven boys and five girls. The last one born in 1872 was named Welcome showing their love and appreciation for their family. She loved her religion and taught her children to love it. She sent them to the ward meetings even after she and her husband were dis-fellowshipped. Solomon had worked nearly a full year without pay in the erection of the ward house while Lovina made overalls to support their family. When Solomon was asked to pay their tithing, he thought his work on the meetinghouse should suffice for that, but they were dis-fellowshipped. The meetinghouse was built between the years 1882-1883. Solomon had also declined to take a second wife. This experience saddened their lives but they remained true to their religion and taught their children to do the same. Their children were active in the church and their son Warren later became a counselor in the Liberty Ward.

(Father said they were dis-fellowshipped for trading with a Jew. I'm not sure of all that took place but the ward record has written on it "Cut off for joining the Josephites in 1897." I wrote the Presiding Bishop's office. They said that was their only record as the Stake record had been destroyed by fire. It was quite a price to pay. Their ordinances have been done for them and their family reconfirmed in the temple.)

Their son Warren and new bride lived in two rooms in their house until they could build one. Warren hauled freight before marriage and gave the money to help the family. I imagine the other members helped as he did.

We had a flour bin Solomon made and used it until I left home. My father said one winter Solomon broke his leg and was laid up all winter. He worried because they were short on flour or wheat, but miraculously the bin stayed the same all winter; it never seemed to diminish and the family was able to have bread until he could get around.

After being dis-fellowshipped they did not go out as much in public, but they were very happy in their home together. They visited much with their neighbors and were loved and respected by them. For a time they owned a saw mill in Ogden Valley and in 1861 they lived for a short time in Providence, Cache Valley, where their son Warren was born. Solomon died while visiting at Lake Point, Utah, March 5 1903. It had been their wish that they not be separated for long and they were not, for Lovina died August 26 1903. A beautiful stone marks their graves in the North Ogden Cemetery." By Syliva May Campbell Swainston

Here is some more on Lovina:

Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude

International Society of Daughters of Utah Pioneers pg 487 adds some additional information.

"...Lovinia Campbell was born in the small community of Hornby, Steuben, New York, in 1829. Her family accepted the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and joint the Saints in Harrisville, near Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836.

Lovina saw and heard the Prophet Joseph preach in the Kirtland Temple. She received a testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon that stayed with her throughout her lifetime.

The interesting life of peace and harmony around Kirtland did not last for very long, and soon they found themselves enduring hardships, privations, persecutions, mobbing and finally, expulsion from Ohio.

In 1845, after the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph and her brother Hyrum, Lovina and her family moved to Illinois, where they lived one winter and then began to move on because of increasing persecutions. After leaving Nauvoo, they traveled to Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, where several family members died including her father, and her grandfather.

In Council Bluffs, they worked four years earning sufficient funds to take them on the westward journey with the Saints to Salt Lake City.

In 1848, Lovina married Solomon in Missouri. In 1840, they purchased a covered wagon and a yoke of oxen and jointed the Stephen Markham Company, leaving Iowa bound for Deseret on June 20, 1850.

Solomon's parents and his younger brother died from cholera and were buried during their journey. Lovina cared for comforted and nurtured his six younger brothers and sisters along with her own son for the remainder of the trip.

The trek was long, hot and dusty, and everyone who could was expected to walk. Often the company stopped at streams to let the travelers wash the blood from their tired aching feet.

The train arrived in October, 1850, and Lovina's family settled in North Ogden and built the first log home in that part of the region.

The seagulls saved their crops, and they survived the hard winter supplementing their dwindling food supplies with sego lily bulbs.

Lovina was a born seamstress and tailored all of the suits, shirts and overalls for Wright's store in Ogden. She also made overalls sold at the Sidney Steven's Store. She did beautiful handwork and made many beautiful quilts. She also dried and preserved apples and many other fruits that they had grown. Her home was always in order and she was a skillful homemaker. She used sand to shine her tin pans and to scour her wooden floors. He home was open to all; she often used her 'best room' to stage plays and play music for her company.

In 1861, the family moved to Cache Valley to avoid Indian troubles. Later, they returned to their beloved North Ogden. They moved to Liberty to operate a mill for a short time, but then again moved back to their little log home in North Ogden.

In later years, Solomon and Lovina moved to Tooele County where, in 1903, he passed away. Lovina passed away just five months later. They were both buried in north Ogden Cemetery, which was their request. Their graves are marked by a beautiful headstone consisting of two pillars joined by an unbroken arch which symbolizes the bonds joining Solomon and Lovina Campbell together forever."

Family links:

  • Joel Campbell (1804 - 1846)
  • Mercy Miranda Hill Campbell (1807 - 1881)
  • Solomon Leonard Campbell (1825 - 1903)*
  • Joel Campbell (1850 - 1922)*
  • Joel Campbell (1850 - 1922)*
  • Mary Lovina Campbell Garrard (1851 - 1927)*
  • Solomon Benoni Campbell (1851 - 1917)*
  • Charlotte Henrietta Campbell Garrard (1853 - 1914)*
  • Millie Campbell (1855 - 1855)*
  • Willie Campbell (1855 - 1855)*
  • Lemuel Campbell (1856 - 1857)*
  • David William Campbell (1858 - 1926)*
  • Warren Campbell (1861 - 1926)*
  • Mercy Miranda Campbell Judkins (1864 - 1937)*
  • Delita Campbell Judkins (1866 - 1928)*
  • Rosannah Campbell Garrard (1869 - 1937)*
  • Welcome Julius Campbell (1872 - 1939)*
  • Basuria Campbell (1874 - 1874)*

Burial: Ben Lomond Cemetery North Ogden Weber County Utah, USA Plot: Plat A Block 1 Lot 2 Space 3

Created by: Langevin Record added: Jul 09, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 14869139

  • Residence: Weber, Utah Territory - 1850
  • Residence: North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States - 1880
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Mary Lovina Campbell's Timeline

June 26, 1828
Hornby, Steuben County, New York, United States
January 16, 1850
Age 21
Orange, Lawrence County, Missouri, United States
December 15, 1851
Age 23
North Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
December 15, 1851
Age 23
North Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
November 28, 1853
Age 25
North Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
November 10, 1855
Age 27
North Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
November 10, 1855
Age 27
North Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
November 6, 1856
Age 28
North Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
August 10, 1858
Age 30
North Ogden, Weber County, Utah Territory, United States