Sarah Beriah Ricks

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Sarah Beriah Ricks (Fiske)

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, United States
Death: June 12, 1891 (71)
Logan, Cache County, Utah Territory, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Varnum Fiske and Sarah Eames
Wife of Ezra Heela Allen and Joel Ricks
Mother of Cynthia Amorette Ricks; Jerusha Elvira Allen; Alexander Alma Allen; Jerusha Elvira Ricks; Ezra Varnum Ricks and 6 others
Sister of Cynthia Eams Fiske; Ester Emeline Fiske; Alexander E Fiske; Marcus Alexander Fiske; Esther Fiske and 5 others

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About Sarah Beriah Ricks

Biographical Summary:

"...In 1851 I exchanged my gold dust for cash and goods, reserving enough of the gold to make me a ring, which I still wear. I gathered my little means together, and hired a wagon made, purchased another cow and a yoke of young cattle and helped to purchase another yoke of cattle, procured my provisions for the journey, and I took a young man and his wife into my wagon he acting as teamster, and in company with many of my brothers and sisters in the spring of 1852 started for Salt Lake City.

I will hastily pass over the incidents of the journey, as many have written upon it, suffice it to say our teams became weakened, our loads were heavy, and our progress slow. The cholera attended the camp for several hundred miles, one woman dying.

We arrived in Salt Lake City in good health September 14, 1852..."

SOURCE: Ricks, Sarah Beriah Fiske Allen, A Brief Sketch of the Life of Sarah Beriah Fiske allen Ricks, 12. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.) Retrieved from,18016,4976-19326,00.html

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Birth: Sep. 1, 1819 Potsdam St. Lawrence County New York, USA

Death: Jun. 12, 1891 Logan Cache County Utah, USA

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 11, p.133 Sarah Beriah Fiske Allen Ricks was born in New York, and at the age of 18 became the wife of Ezra H. Allen. Not long after their marriage, they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and moved to Nauvoo. In 1846 Ezra was one of the young men called to enlist in the Mormon Battalion and was killed, presumably by Indians, in the California mountains while on his return to Utah. Later, Sarah became the wife of Joel Ricks and together they pioneered in Cache Valley.

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

Family links:

  • Joel Ricks (1804 - 1888)
  • Ezra Heela Allen (1814 - 1848)*
  • Cynthia Amorette Allen Ricks (1839 - 1874)*
  • Jerusha Elvira Allen (1841 - 1842)*
  • Alexander Hamilton Allen (1843 - 1843)*
  • Alexander Alma Allen (1845 - 1916)*
  • Joel Ricks (1858 - 1944)*

Burial: Logan City Cemetery Logan Cache County Utah, USA Plot: B_ 30_ 33_ 5

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Sarah Beriah Ricks's Timeline

September 1, 1819
Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, United States
April 19, 1839
Age 19
Madrid, Saint Lawrence, New York, USA
November 23, 1841
Age 22
Age 21
April 10, 1843
Age 23
September 28, 1845
Age 26
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Age 25
July 13, 1853
Age 33
Centerville, Davis County, Utah, United States