Alexander Philip Chesley

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Alexander Philip Chesley

Birthplace: Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, United States
Death: August 09, 1884 (69)
Orange, Orange City, New South Wales, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Parran Chesley and Elizabeth Briscoe
Husband of Emily Young and Mary Eliza Chesley
Father of George Biscoe Chesley; Francis Marion Chesley; Martha Madora Chesley; Richard Gilbert Chesley; Emily Isabell Chesley and 5 others

Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
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About Alexander Philip Chesley

"...Chesley, Alexander Philip – (14th Ten) Born in Bowling Green, Faquier Co., Va., on Oc. 22, 1814, to John and Elizabeth Brisker Chesley. An orphan at age 3, he was reared by an uncle until 12, then by other relatives in Kentucky. He was encouraged by Henry Clay Sr. (the father of the famous legislator) to study law, which he did. He later moved to Wayne Co., Ill., where he practiced law, and married Elizabeth Haws. She became a staunch convert, and after a time, he was also baptized. He joined the pioneer company and gained the reputation of being a daring Indian fighter. A member of the advance party, he entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 22, 1847. He returned to Winter Quarters for is family and brought them back to the valley in 1851. On this return trip, he guided John Taylor's wagon train carrying equipment for a sugar factory. He settled in Provo, Utah, where he taught school and was a lawyer. In 1856, he was called on a mission to Australia, from whence he never returned. He died Aug. 9, 1884, in Orange, Australia, at age 69..."


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Alexander Philip Chesley's Timeline

October 22, 1814
Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, United States
September 29, 1845
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
May 16, 1847
IA, United States
September 3, 1848
Provo, UT, United States
September 1848
Provo, UT, United States
June 12, 1850
Provo, UT, United States
November 22, 1850
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
August 20, 1853
Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States
June 9, 1855
Provo, UT, United States