Charles Root Dana

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About Charles Root Dana

8 Nov. 1802–7 Aug. 1868. Mason, Farmer. Born in Schenectady, Albany Co., New York. Son of Francis Dana and Huldah Root. Married Margaret Kennedy Lusk, ca. 1827, in Lowville, Lewis Co., New York. Moved to Hammond, St. Lawrence Co., New York, ca. 1829. Baptized into LDS church by James Blakesley, 18 Apr. 1839. Ordained an elder by James Blakesley, 1839, in Hammond. Served mission, 1839–1840. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1841. Preached in Pittsburgh, 1842. Crane operator during construction of Nauvoo temple. Ordained a high priest, by 1845. Moved to Mount Pisgah, Clarke Co., Iowa Territory, ca. 1846. Served missions to eastern U.S. to raise funds to help poor Latter-day Saints move west, 1847, 1848–1849. Migrated to Ogden, Weber Co., Utah Territory, 1850. Served as Utah territorial legislator, 1852. Died in Ogden.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 James Pace Company (1850)Approximate age at departure: 48

The Dana family initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with the James Pace Company in 1850. The family included Charles Dana and Margaret Kennedy, and their children Marrietta Hunzeford Dana Kinglsey and her husband Henry, Charles Carrol, Rosell Root, and George Carlos, and Charles Dana’s second wife, Susan Luce Thomas, and her sons Martin Washburn Thomas and James Moroni Thomas.

Margaret died en route and her grave is mention in the Hunter/Campbell letter to Brigham Young.

In 1857, at the end of a mission, Charles Root traveled home with the Jesse B. Martin Company as the Captain of the 1st Ten.

Son of Hulda Root and Francis Dana.

Married (1) Margaret Kennedy, widow of Mr. Lusk, about 1827 at Lowville, Oenida, New York, USA. She died on the Great Plain, 1850. Married (2) Emily Waterman, 1846 (divorced). Married (3) Susannah Luce, widow of Nathaniel Thomas, 23 January 1846; (4) Harriet Elizabeth Gibson, 1 December 1850; she died about 1858. Married (5) Elizabeth Culley (6) Dorathy Jane Culley (7) Ann Barlow and, (8) Mary Ann Cato, 1857.

After Charles' death, Ann Barlow married Simon Baker; Elizabeth Culley married George Williams but is burried as "Dana"; Mary Ann Cato married Thomas George Odell; Susannah Luce (Thomas) married John Shaw, but is buried as "Thomas"; Dorathy Jane Culley married Joseph Hancock, who only lived three years and then she married John J. Fry, but is buried as "Dana".

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Charles Root Dana's Timeline

November 8, 1802
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, United States
April 10, 1826
December 13, 1829
Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York, United States
August 4, 1832
Boonville, Oneida County, New York, United States
Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York, United States
April 6, 1837
Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York, United States
October 25, 1842
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York, United States