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Albert Wesley Davis

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Birthplace: Columbiana County, Ohio, United States
Death: Died in Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathan Davis and Sarah Davis
Husband of <private> Davis (Lambson) and Anne Lois Lois Davis
Father of Nettie Maria Bradford and Albert John Davis
Brother of Rachel Hannah Thatcher; Edwin Woolley Davis; Milton Herbert Davis; Sarah Mariah Thatcher; David Franklin Davis and 3 others
Half brother of Hannah Mariah LeCheminant; Lavina Ann Hollingworth; Abigail Davis; William Baylis Davis; Nathan Davis, Jr. and 6 others

Managed by: Jon Walter Rosdahl
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About Albert Wesley Davis

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868




Source of Trail Excerpt:

Davis, Albert Wesley, [Autobiography], Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Oct. 1926, 244.


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In 1861, the year I was twenty years of age, I was called to go back to the Missouri River, and drive a team of four yoke of cattle, to get the poor, and bring them to the valley. The company was in charge of Joseph W. Young; but when we arrived at the Missouri, he remained there as agent, to fit up the other companies, on their way to the Salt Lake Valley. Ansel Harmon had charge of the company on the return journey. We made the trip both out and back without any great difficulty; and the next year, President Brigham Young was requested by the President of the United States, to send out a company of cavalry, to guard the mail on the plains between Salt Lake City and the Missouri River. I was with this company. We went back as far as Independence Rock, on the Sweetwater; and some of us went farther down, on the Platte. There we camped quite a while; and then returned to the South Pass, and camped there a while; after that we made our camp at Fort Bridger. While at Bridger, the Indians came in one night, and ran off a rancher's horse. He had his horses in a corral, but the Indians let them out. Lot Smith was our captain, so he took part of the company, and followed the Indians up north; I don't know just how far, but into Idaho. He could not travel nights, because there was no way to track the Indians, and thus they got away. They had fresh horses; but the company got pretty close to them, at times. After we had been out several months, we received word to return home.

Find a Grave Birth: Apr. 25, 1841 Columbiana County Ohio, USA

Death: Dec. 3, 1928 Utah, USA

Albert Wesley Davis born to Nathan & Sarah (Woolley) Davis. He served as a missionary in the Hawaiian Islands with Joseph F. Smith who he was related by marriage . Married Melissa J. Lambson November 25, 1865. Albert was a Temple worker in the Salt Lake City Temple since the dedication in 1893 and served in the Temple Presidency from 1910-1925. He was the first Bishop of the Center Ward, in the Salt Lake Stake.

Patriarch Albert Wesley Davis was a man trusted and honored by the confidence of three of the presidents of the Church, who called on him in days of trouble, and he was always ready. These presidents, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Joseph F. Smith Sr, called on Brother Davis from time to time when there was need of a confidential friend and someone that they could trust to look after them and their interests-during those times of trouble in the Territory of Utah. - Joseph F. Smith, Jr December 1928.


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Parents:
  • Nathan Davis (1814 - 1894)
  • Sarah Woolley Davis (1815 - 1895)
Spouse:
  • Melissa Jane Lambson Davis (1848 - 1937)*
Children:
  • Melissa Elvira Davis Callister (1868 - 1946)*

Burial: Salt Lake City Cemetery Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: A-2-7



Albert Wesley Davis born to Nathan & Sarah (Woolley) Davis. He served as a missionary in the Hawaiian Islands with Joseph F. Smith who he was related by marriage . Married Melissa J. Lambson November 25, 1865. Albert was a Temple worker in the Salt Lake City Temple since the dedication in 1893 and served in the Temple Presidency from 1910-1925. He was the first Bishop of the Center Ward, in the Salt Lake Stake.

Patriarch Albert Wesley Davis was a man trusted and honored by the confidence of three of the presidents of the Church, who called on him in days of trouble, and he was always ready. These presidents, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Joseph F. Smith Sr, called on Brother Davis from time to time when there was need of a confidential friend and someone that they could trust to look after them and their interests-during those times of trouble in the Territory of Utah. - Joseph F. Smith, Jr December 1928.

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Albert Wesley Davis's Timeline

1841
April 25, 1841
Columbiana County, Ohio, United States
1866
October 14, 1866
Age 25
1873
March 17, 1873
Age 31
SLC, UT, United States
1928
December 3, 1928
Age 87
Utah, United States
December 5, 1928
Age 87
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States