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About Peter Maughan

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Peter Maughan (May 7, 1811 – April 24, 1871) was an early Mormon pioneer who settled the Cache Valley of Utah under the direction of Brigham Young..."

"...He and was born at Milton, Cumberland, England. As a youth, he worked in the lead mines at Alston, England. He married Ruth Harrison on October 1, 1831 and six children were born to them..."

"...Ruth died on March 26, 1841, shortly after the birth of their sixth child. Following the counsel of Brigham Young, who was on a mission in England, Maughan and his children set sail on the Rochester for America, arriving May 19, 1841..."

"...Maughan and his family went to Kirtland, Ohio for a few weeks where he met a young widow, Mary Ann Weston Davis. When he decided to travel to Nauvoo, Illinois, Mrs. Davis and her companion were in the same wagon train which allowed them to become more acquainted. After arriving in Nauvoo, they decided they would be married on November 2, 1841. To them were born eight children..."

"...They arrived in Salt Lake City on September 15, 1850..."

"...In the July 1856, Brigham Young directed Maughan to lead a party of men from Tooele to Cache Valley for the purpose of locating a permanent settlement..."

"...Maughan took a third wife, Elizabeth Francis Preator, in the Endowment House on December 8, 1866. To them were born three children. He contracted pneumonia and died on 24 April 1871. His body was buried in the Logan cemetery..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Peter Maughan', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 17:42 UTC, <> [accessed 17 February 2011]

Our family records show Peter was born in Milton Cunberland Northern England though neither the town or county show up in current lists together. He moved to Alston to work in the mines where he met Ruth Harriosn.

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Peter Maughan's Timeline

May 7, 1811
Farlam, Cumbria, England
Age 13
October 8, 1830
Age 19
Alston, Cumberland, England
April 22, 1832
Age 20
Alston, Cumbria, England
May 7, 1834
Age 23
Alston, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
November 16, 1836
Age 25
Alston, Cumberland, England
January 16, 1839
Age 27
Alston Moor, Cumbria, England
March 1841
Age 29
Alston, Cumberland, England