Susan Julia Martineau

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Susan Julia Martineau (Sherman)

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA
Death: January 28, 1874 (35)
Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Logan, Cache, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lyman Royal Sherman and Delcina Diademia Johnson
Wife of James Henry Martineau
Mother of Lyman Royal Martineau; Charles Freeman Martineau; Delcina Diadamia Martineau; Elizaseth Martineau; Jesse Nathanial Martineau and 3 others
Sister of Alvira Sherman; (Son) Sherman; Mary E. Sherman; Albey Lyman Sherman; Daniel Sherman and 1 other

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About Susan Julia Martineau

The second wife of James Henry Martineau Susan was one of seven (or eight?) children of Lyman Royal Sherman and Delcena Diadamia Johnson.

Her father, Lyman Royal Sherman, was born in 1804 and died in 1839. He joined the LDS church in 1832 and was an early church leader who died after vicious attacks and beatings by mobs, becoming one of the early martyrs of the church.

Her mother, Delcena Johnson, was born 19 November 1806 at Westford, Vermont. She was also an early member of the LDS church. She was an invalid for years and was quite ill when she traveled across the plains in a hammock slung in a wagon bed. She died in 1854, shortly after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, thus leaving Julia an orphan at age 16.

Julia went to live with her extended family who were helping to settle Iron County. In Parowan, she became close friends with Susan Ellen Johnson Martineau who was the daughter of Joel Hills Johnson, who was her uncle. (Her mother, Delcena Diadamia Johnson, was a sister to Joel Hills Johnson.) Susan Ellen was just two years older than her. Several years later, at age 18, Susan Ellen convinced her husband, James Henry Martineau to marry her as his second wife, which he did on 18 Jan 1857. She and James Henry had eight children.


In 1860, when the move was made from Parowan, Utah to Logan, Utah, Susan Julia went with James Henry and Susan Ellen stayed in Manti with her brother until a place was prepared in Logan for all to live. In January of 1874 Susan Julia died of a ruptured appendix. (from JHM Website)

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Susan Julia Martineau's Timeline

October 21, 1838
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA
Age 7
November 27, 1857
Age 19
Parowan, Iron, Ut
April 21, 1859
Age 20
Parowan, Iron, UT, USA
September 12, 1860
Age 21
July 24, 1861
Age 22
Logan, Cache County, Utah, United States
April 6, 1863
Age 24
Logan, Cache, Utah
February 4, 1865
Age 26
Logan, Cache, Utah