Sterling Graves Driggs

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Sterling Graves Driggs

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: December 3, 1860 (39)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Urial Driggs and Hannah Driggs
Husband of Sarah Driggs
Father of Sarah Olivia Stratton
Brother of Matilda Driggs; Marie (Maria) Driggs; Hezekiah Driggs; Jeremiah Driggs; Dency Driggs and 9 others

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About Sterling Graves Driggs

"...Driggs, Starling Graves – (2nd Ten) Born Feb. 12, 1822, in Pennsylvania to Uriel and Hannah Ford Driggs. He joined the Church in Ohio and went with his family to Nauvoo. His father died in Lee County, Iowa. The Driggses stayed near Kanesville, Iowa, in the Thomas Camp. He joined the first company and lived in the home of Apostle Amasa Lyman for two years in Salt Lake City and here learned that his mother had died. He was called as a member of an exploring group that traveled to southern Utah with Parley P. Pratt to locate settlement sites. He later traveled to southern California and helped settle San Bernardino, where he farmed and participated in freighting, he met Sara Rogers, whom he married in 1855. When the San Bernardino settlers were recalled in 1857, Driggs and his family settled in Parowan, Utah. While operating a primitive threshing machine on his farm, he suffered an accident that led to his death Dec. 3, 1860, at age 38..."


Starling Graves born February 12, 1821
An original pioneer of the Mormon Church, he died from injuries received while operating a threshing machine.

  • Residence: Utah county, Utah, Utah Territory - 1850
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Sterling Graves Driggs's Timeline

February 12, 1821
Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
March 18, 1856
Age 35
San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States
December 3, 1860
Age 39
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
December 3, 1860
Age 39
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States