Samuel Alexander Beckstead, Sr.

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About Samuel Alexander Beckstead, Sr.

Allen Taylor Company (1849) Age at Departure: 8

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Birth: Dec. 25, 1840 Hancock County Illinois, USA

Death: Mar. 28, 1861 South Jordan Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Son of Alexander Beckstead and Catherine Lince

Married Araminta Churberry Allen, 17 Aug 1856, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah

Children - Araminta Elizabeth Beckstead,

Samuel Alexander Beckstead,
Elzina Janette Beckstead, 

Henry William Beckstead

History - Samuel helped his father with the many jobs necessary to survive in those days, and when he was married he built the first log house in South Jordan; however, at that time it was all West Jordan and the area extended from the Point of the Mountain on the south to the Taylorsville line on the north.

In the spring of 1859 he plowed and put in the first crops and planted the first orchard of apple trees (and at date of this writing, 1961, one can see the remains of this apple orchard).

He dug a well on the west side of the Beckstead Ditch - and unfortunately in 1860 his son Samuel fell in the well and drowned.

Samuel Alexander died of hemorrhage, a very young man of 21 years, in 1861.

Samuel's brother, George Washington Beckstead, then married Samuel's widow.


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Parents:
 Alexander Beckstead (1802 - 1870)
 Catherine Elinore Lince Beckstead (1807 - 1889)

Spouse:
 Araminta Churbery Allen Beckstead (1841 - 1922)

Children:
 Araminta Elizabeth Beckstead (1857 - 1914)*
 Samuel Alexander Beckstead (1858 - 1859)*
 Elzina Janette Beckstead Beckstead (1860 - 1930)*
 Henry William Beckstead (1861 - 1904)*

Siblings:
 Margaret Mariah Beckstead Egbert (1823 - 1901)*
 Gordon Silas Beckstead (1825 - 1891)*
 Henry Beckstead (1827 - 1888)*
 Harriet Vernitia Beckstead Hunsaker (1831 - 1905)*
 Thomas Wesley Beckstead (1833 - 1893)*
 Lucy Ann Beckstead (1835 - 1848)*
 Emeline Beckstead Bills (1837 - 1917)*
 Sarah Elizabeth Beckstead Winward (1838 - 1890)*
 Samuel Alexander Beckstead (1840 - 1861)
 Amanda Jane Beckstead (1843 - 1844)*
 George Washington Beckstead (1845 - 1912)*
 John Alma Beckstead (1848 - 1927)*
 Joseph Alonzo Beckstead (1850 - 1923)*
 Hyrum Beckstead (1855 - 1937)**
 Eliza Ariminta Beckstead Lee (1857 - 1923)**
 Moses William Beckstead (1857 - 1916)**
 Aaron Beckstead (1858 - 1924)**
 Catherine Lince Beckstead Foisy (1859 - 1926)**
 Fanny Kesiah Beckstead Williams (1859 - 1936)**
 Robert Beckstead (1861 - 1921)**
 Margaret Albine Beckstead Hibbard (1862 - 1944)**
 Viola Janette Beckstead (1862 - 1863)**
 Martha Ann Beckstead Aylett (1864 - 1930)**
 Heber Alexander Beckstead (1865 - 1925)**
 Francis Albert Beckstead (1866 - 1952)**
 Ira Beckstead (1867 - 1938)**
 Evelyn Abigail Beckstead (1867 - 1867)**
 Susan Vilinda Beckstead (1868 - 1869)**
 Alexander Beckstead (1870 - 1942)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling

Burial: Wights Fort Cemetery South Jordan Salt Lake County Utah, USA

Created by: SMSmith Record added: Feb 02, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 75079

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Samuel Alexander Beckstead, Sr.'s Timeline

1840
December 25, 1840
Hancock County, Illinois, United States
1860
March 7, 1860
Age 19
South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
1861
March 28, 1861
Age 20
South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, United States
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South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States