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Here is a link to a site with a history of our ancestor, Thomas Callister as well as some back ground on the land of his origins

http://www.isle-of-man.com/manxnotebook/mormon/tclstr.htm

This is a link to another web site with reseach into the origins of the Callister family and name

http://www.digiville.com/alexander/

This is another website which includes many photos, documents, and histories related to Thomas Callister (1821). http://www.myfamily.com - Username: thomas_callister & Password: fillmore. (Select the "original" MyFamily.Com version).

BAPTISM: live baptism on 30 mar 1841 by Wm Mitchell and confirmed by John Taylor on Isle of Man . Date given in his own stories.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

1847 Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine Sessions Company

Departure: 18 June 1847 Arrival in Salt Lake Valley: 24-25 September 1847 Company Information: 185 individuals and 75 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River about 27 miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska.

Callister, Thomas (26)

Callister, Caroline Clara Smith (27)

Callister, Helen Marr Clark (17)

Callister, Helen Marr (infant)

CENSUS 1850 Deseret, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, page 36, line 173/173

Thomas Collister, age 29, Tailor, $300, born Isle of Man

Caroline, age 30, born NY

Helen M, age 8, born NY

Carolline, age 7, born NY

Mary, age 4, born Indian T.

Elizabeth A, age 3, born Des

Catherine E, age 1, born Des

Jacob Linsey, age 11, born Mo

["Des" probably is Deseret (Utah)]

CENSUS 1860 Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah page 174, line 1285

Thomas Callister, age 38, male, Tailor, $1500, $500, born Isle of Man

Caroline ", age 39, female, born New York

Helen M ", age 30, female, born New York

Helen Mar ", age 13, female, born Nebraska Territory

Elizabeth Ann ", age 12, female, born Utah

Catherine E ", age 10, female, born Utah

Caroline C ", age 10, female, born Utah

Philo M ", age 9, female, born Utah

Thomas C ", age 7, male, born Utah

Sarah M ", age 5, female, born Utah

Isabel ", age 3, female, born Utah

Mary M ", age 6, female, born Utah

Margaret J ", age 1, female, born Utah

CENSUS 1870 Fillmore, Millard, Utah Page 4, line 26/25

Callister, Thomas, age 48, farmer, $5000/$3100, born England

---Caroline, age 48, keeping house, born NY

---Ellen M, age 40, keeping house, born Unknown

---Mary L, age 24, keeping house, born Unknown

---Milly P, age 18, school teacher, born Utah

---Thomas C, age 17, at home, born Utah

---Mary M, age 16, school teacher, born Utah

---Sarah M, age 15, at home, born Utah

---Isabella, age 13, born Utah

---Marg't, age 12, born Utah

---Porter D, age 9, born Utah

---Russell, age 5, born Utah

---Susan, age 7, born Utah

---Mary L, age 5, born Utah

---Alva, age 3, born Utah

---John, age 2, born Utah

---Ida, age 5/12, born Utah

---Ada, age 5/12, born Utah

CENSUS 1880 Fillmore, Millard, Utah

Thomas W. Callister, self, married, age 58, born Isle of Man, farmer

Helen M. Callister, wife, married, age 50, born NY, parents born NY

Caroline Callister, wife, married, age 59, born VT, father born NY, mother born UNK

Sarah M. Calister, dau, single, age 25, born Utah, keeping house, father born Isle of Man, mother born NY

Daniel E. Callister, son, single, age 19, born Utah, working on farm, father born Isle of Man, mother born NY

Susan D. Callister, dau, age 17, born Utah, attending school, father born Isle of Man, mother born NY

Russell K. Callister, son, age 15, born Utah, at school, father born Isle of Man, mother born NY

John W. Callister, son, age 12, born Utah, at school, father born Isle of Man, mother born NY

CENSUS 1880 Fillmore, Millard, Utah line 163/179

Callister, Mary, keeping house, born Iowa

---Mary L, age 15, daug, at home, born Utah

---Alva P., age 13, son, born Utah

---William H, age 7, son, born Utah

---Margaret, age 5, daug, born Utah

---Juliaette, age 4, daug, born Utah

---Orson, age 2, son, born Utah

---Walter S., age 12/12, born Utah

BIOGRAPHY: "Utah Pioneers and Prominent Men" on www.ancestry.com

CALLISTER, THOMAS (son of John Callister and Catherine Murphy of Isle of Man). Born July 8, 1821, Isle of Man. Came to Utah Sept. 25, 1847, Daniel Spencer company.

--Married Caroline Smith Aug. 31, 1845, Nauvoo, Ill. (daughter of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman of Illinois, pioneers 1847, Daniel Spencer company). Their children: Thomas and Clarissa died; Clara C., m. Francis M. Lyman; Philomela d. 1879; Mary Miranda, m. Edward L. Lyman; Samuel J. d. 1856; Bathsheba B. d. 1860; Asabel S. d. 1865. Family home Salt Lake City.

--Married Helen Mart Clark Dec. 16, 1845, Nauvoo, Ill. (daughter of Russell Kilburn Clark and Elizabeth Towne of Michigan, pioneers 1847, Daniel Spencer company). Their children: Helen Marr b. Sept. 26, 1846, m. Henry J. McCullough; Elizabeth Ann b. March 20, 1848, m. Cuthbert King; Katherine Eliza b. Feb. 10, 1850, m. William E. Hatton; Thomas Clark b. Aug. 2, 1852, m. Alice M. McBride Nov. 16, 1874; Sarah Melissa b. Oct. 29, 1854, m. Nephi Pratt; Isabella b. Oct. 5, 1856, m. Francis A. Webb; Margaret Jane b. Oct. 13, 1858, d. May 6, 1875; Daniel Porter b. Dec. 28, 1860, m. Malissa E. Davis; Susan Delilah b. May 25, 1863, m. Francis M. Lyman; Russel Kilburn b. Feb. 13, 1865, m. Melvie Smith; John Warren b. Oct. 15, 1867, m. Mercy Croft; m. Annie Elison; Zina Prescinda b. May 25, 1871, d. June 17, 1871.

--Married Mary Levina Phelps Dec., 1863 (daughter of Alva Phelps and Margaret Robison of Fillmore, Utah). Their children: Mary Levina b. Feb. 2, 1865. m. Jacob T. Robison; Alva Phelps b. Jan. 27, 1867, m. Ella Marcus; m. Jennie Jensen; George Albert b. Dec. 28, 1867; Ida and Ada b. Dec. 26, 1869; Joseph b. April 29, 1871; William Henry b. July 7, 1872, m. Inez Blood; Elida b. Aug. 5, 1874, m. William M. Elison; Juliet b. May 25, 1876, m. Clarence Carson; Orson Pratt b. Dec. 2, 1878, m. Francella Jones; Walter Stanley b. July 19, 1880, m. Grace Carson.

--Married Carlie E. Lyman Feb. 14, 1878, at Salt Lake City (daughter of Amasa M. Lyman and Caroline Eliza Partridge of Salt Lake City and Fillmore, Utah, pioneers 1847). Only child: Joseph Platte b. March 17, 1879, m. Sarah Elizabeth Christensen.

Served in Walker and Black Hawk Indian wars with rank of colonel. Missionary to Great Britain 1875-76; bishop of 17th ward, Salt Lake City 1855-61; bishop of Fillmore 1861-69; president Millard stake 1869-77; patriarch 1877-80. Member legislature 14 years. Farmer and stock raiser. Died Dec. 1, 1880, at Fillmore.


Thomas Callister[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

1821 - 1880

Birth 17 Jul 1821 Kirk Braddan, Isle Of Man

Gender Male

Baptized (LDS) 30 Mar 1841

Endowed (LDS) 3 Jan 1846 NAUVO

Residence 1846/1847 Winter Quarters Ward No. 15, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA [10]

Died 1 Dec 1880 Fillmore, Millard, Utah, USA

Father John Callister

Mother Catherine Murphy

Sealed P (LDS) 27 Jan 1948 SLAKE

Family ID F3874 Group Sheet


Family 1 Caroline C. Smith, b. 6 Jun 1820, Potsdam, Saint Lawrence, Jefferson, New York, USA , d. 8 Jan 1895, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA

Married 31 Aug 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA

Sealed S (LDS) 10 Oct 1863 [11]

Children

	1. Clarissa Callister,   b. 28 May 1848, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA ,   d. 2 Oct 1848
	2. Clara C. Callister
	3. Philomela Callister,   d. 1879
	4. Mary Miranda Callister
	5. Samuel J. Callister,   d. 1856
	6. Bathsheba B. Callister,   d. 1860
	7. Asahel S. Callister,   d. 1865
	8. Thomas Callister,   b. 13 Sep 1846, Cutler's Park, Douglas, Nebraska, USA ,   d. 8 May 1847

Family ID F3791 Group Sheet


Family 2 Helen Mar Clark, b. 17 Jul 1829, Fabius, Onondaga, New York, USA , d. 5 Dec 1917, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, USA

Married 16 Dec 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA

Sealed S (LDS) 14 Mar 1986 PROVO [11]

Children

	1. Helen Mar Callister,   b. 26 Sep 1846, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA ,   d. 13 Jun 1930

Family ID F3871 Group Sheet


Family 3 Mary Levina Phelps

Family ID F3872 Group Sheet


Family 4 Caroline Eliza Lyman, b. 1 Aug 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA

Notes

NAUVOO RECORDS:

Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 93

Hancock County Marriage Register, p 8

70's Record, pp 123-124

Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 8, pp 410-418

HISTORIES:

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p 792

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol, pp 527-528

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol 16, pp 504-507

BIRTH DATE VARIANT: 17 July 1821

BIRTH PLACE VARIANT: Kirk Brandon, Isle of Man, Northampton, England

Name transcribed from A "Grave" Experience at the Mormon Pioneer Winter Quarters Cemetery. By Carlyle B. Jensen and Gail Geo. Holmes, Published by Authors October 1999. Quoted from with permission of Gail Geo. Holmes. The record is a Commencement to bury in the burying ground at Winter Quarters, North West Corner. Spellings, dates and etc. are as written in the original record - mistakes and all."

Stated in record above for Thomas Callister son of Thomas and Caroline Callister, "Thomas Callister; age 7 mos., 25 days; daughter of Thomas and Caroline Callister; deceased May 8, 1847; disease Summer Complaint; birthplace Cutler's Park; birthdate Sept. 13, 1846; grave no. 149."

Transcriber's note: The record does state that Thomas is the daughter of Thomas and Caroline Callister. I am assuming that to be a entry error and entering the sex as male. Also Cutler's Park was in what is today Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. Terry Latey

Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.


Sources

[S33] LDS - Seventies: Early Seventies, Black, Harvey Bischoff, Compiler and Editor, , pp 123-124.

[S58] Book - LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4 vols, Jenson, Andrew, (Andrew Jenson History Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1901), , Vol, pp 527-528.

[S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 8, pp 410-418.

[S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), , p 93.

[S8] Book - Our Pioneer Heritage, 20 vols., Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, (Salt Lake City: 1958-1977), , Vol 16, pp 504-507.

[S19] Book - Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 2 vols, Esshom, Frank, (Salt Lake City: 1913), , p 792.

[S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

[S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

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[S39] LDS - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

[S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Thomas Callister's Timeline

1821
July 8, 1821
Braddan, Isle of Man, England
July 15, 1821
Kirk Braddan, Isle of Man, England
July 15, 1821
Kirk Braddan, Isle Of Man, England
1841
March 30, 1841
Age 19
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
March 30, 1841
Age 19
March 30, 1841
Age 19
1846
January 3, 1846
Age 24
January 3, 1846
Age 24
NAUVO