Jeremiah Albert Robey, Jr.

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Jeremiah Albert Robey, Jr.

Birthplace: Shinnston, Harrison County, Virginia, United States
Death: November 22, 1903 (94)
Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, United States
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Son of Jeremiah Albert Robey and Mary Ruth Robey
Husband of Charlotte Griffin and Ruth Tucker
Father of Theophilous Katen Robey; Mary Jane Robey; Susan Levernia Robey; James Allison Robey; Sophia Robey and 4 others
Brother of James Allison Robey; Elizabeth Robey; Nancy Shinn; Sara Jane Cunningham (Robey); Mary Polly Cunningham and 8 others

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About Jeremiah Albert Robey, Jr.

"...Jeremiah Robey, son of Jeremiah Robey and Mary Ogden Robey. was born April 14, 1809 in Harrison County, West Virginia, he died November 22, 1903 in Midway, Utah. Jeremiah married Ruth Tucker November 7, 1833, by whom he had ten children. Ruth Tucker was born June 26, 1816 in Shinston, West Virginia, daughter of Jeremiah and Ruth Ashcroft Tucker. She died in Midway, January 17, 1892.

Jeremiah Robey's parents were among the wealthy, prominent people of Harrison County and had a large family of sturdy sons and daughters. His mother was a sister to Susan Ogden Bigler, the mother of the late Bathsheba Bigler Smith, and grandmother of Edna and Juliena Smith, widows of the late President Joseph F Smith. In his early manhood, Mr Robey learned the trade of carpenter and cabinetmaker. He went from one place to another where carpenters were needed, always demanding a good wage. His uncle, Mark Bigler and wife Susan, had become members of the Church and had moved to Nauvoo, IL. Mrs Robey had also been converted, but her husband had not, he was away in Indiana on a carpenter job. She took her three little children and joined the Biglers in Nauvoo. They wrote Mr Robey that work was plentiful in Nauvoo, so he met his family there in 1841. His wife had been a member of the Church for three years, but as yet he had not been converted.

When they arrived in Nauvoo, they were welcomed by his friends and uncle's family. After remaining in Nauvoo for a short time, he was converted to the Gospel, and was baptized in May 1841, by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Jeremiah was baptised into the Mormon church in the name of his grandfather, Leonard Robey. Baptismal document is recorded on page 71, Nauvoo Temple Baptism Record Book D, in 1844. In October, 1842, he was ordained an Elder by Wilford Woodruff. While in Nauvoo he worked unceasingly on the Temple and was the one to hang the last door. He went through all the trials and persecutions of the saints at that time, but never faltered in his faith. He was very much grieved over the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum.

After he left Nauvoo he went to Pisgah, where he remained for a time and then went to Council Bluffs, IA. Jeremiah and his family did not take part in the first companies of the Mormon migration to Salt Lake Valley, Utah, but remained in Western Iowa, at Honey Creek, where he farmed and built wagons for the move further west. Matilda, his daughter, was born there in 1849, and there he joined the David Wood Company and came to Utah, arriving in Provo in August 1852. While in Provo, he, in company with Edwin Bunnell, worked as a cabinet maker and carpenter. He settled in Provo on the advice of his cousin, George A Smith, who said there was need of carpenters and cabinetmakers in that place. In 1859, he came to Midway and was one of the early settlers in Provo Valley. After arriving here he devoted most of his time to farming, as his second son, Jeremiah A Robey, had learned the trade of carpentry and could handle most of the work here...."

SOURCE: Robey, William G. ;Robey/Robie/Roby The Family History From Early England to America. Retrieved online from:

  • Residence: Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • Residence: 1856 - Provo, Utah County, Utah State Census
  • Residence: 1880 - Midway, Wasatch, Utah
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Jeremiah Albert Robey, Jr.'s Timeline

April 14, 1809
Shinnston, Harrison County, Virginia, United States
August 3, 1834
Age 25
Harrison Co., WV
April 28, 1836
Age 27
Harrison, Clay, WV
April 15, 1838
Age 29
Harrison, WV
December 22, 1839
Age 30
Shinston, Harrison, WV
January 26, 1842
Age 32
Shinston, Harrison, WV
January 26, 1842
Age 32
Shinston, Harrison, WV
March 12, 1846
Age 36
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois
December 13, 1849
Age 40
Honey Creek, Pottawattomie, IA