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John Bair

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: October 11, 1884 (73)
Richmond, Cache County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Richmond, Cache County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Bair and Catherine Bowermaster
Husband of Lydia Bair; Lucinda Bair; Belinda Jane Bair; Jerusha Ann Bair; Lucy Ann Maria Cole and 1 other
Father of James Robison Bair; Elizabeth Katherine Bair; Marion M. Bair; Belinda Jane Wall; Lucinda Amanda Sharp and 18 others
Brother of Henry Bair

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About John Bair

His marriage to Lucinda Owen is also given as 6 January 1846 and 24 January 1846 in Nauvoo.

He was a lawyer, a Mormon and a polygamist. When the Mormons went to Utah in 1847, he was called to remain behind in Garden Grove, Iowa to direct their land sales. He went to Salt Lake City in 1850 as Captain of Fifty. He and his families were assigned by Brigham Young to settle Kaysville, and in 1859, with 12 other families, to settle Richmond in the Cache Valley. His families lived together there in a fort.

Married Lucinda Owen (Tyler), in Ohio (daughter of Abel and Betsy Owen, later a pioneer). She was born in New York. Their children: Elizabeth, m. William King; Belinda Jane, m. Robert Wall; Amanda, m. George Sharp; Delos, m. Nancy Jane Kent; Dolores, d. infant; Emma b. Feb. 14, 1854, m. Dennis A. Winn; Marion, d. infant; Meriam, m. Jeff Sharp; m. Robert Tartar; m. Jeff Edmundson; m. Jack Doran. Family home Kaysville, Utah. [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, Genealogies and Biographies, B, Privates.]

SOURCE: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 730


Updated from MyHeritage Match via wife Jerusha Ann Bair (born Richardson) by SmartCopy: Sep 10 2014, 3:09:40 UTC


Son of Adam Bair and Catherine Bowermaster

Married Lydia Regester, 29 Aug 1829, Lisbon, Columbiana, Ohio, later divorced

Married Lucinda Owens, 24 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Died 4 Jul 1893, Big Piney, Sublette, Wyoming.

Married Jerusha Ann Richardson, 27 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Belinda Jane Owen, 27 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Lucy Ann Maria Cole, 1 Jul 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Mary Jane Bigelow, 8 Apr 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 730

Built and operated the first ferryboat in Utah on the Bear river, he also built the first saw mill in Davis county. Settled at Richmond 1859. Took part in Echo canyon war. High priest. Indian war veteran. Shoemaker; lawyer; farmer, and stockraiser. Died Oct. 11, 1884.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 9, p. 141

Richmond. In July 1859, John Bair with several others, came to Cache Valley and found that settlers had taken up land and had crops growing near Summit Creek, upon which Smithfield was later located. Mr. Bair and his party went farther north and located near a stream which they called City Creek. They commenced to build their log cabins near a large spring, called Brower Springs. Hence, in the fall of 1859, the settlement of Richmond was founded. The winter was very severe, with deep snow making necessary the best of cooperation among the members of the little colony in order for all to survive until the next season.

When Brigham Young visited the settlement, he said the people were too scattered and advised them to construct a fort where they could protect themselves if they were attacked by Indians. "As you are now," said he, "a few Indians could make a raid some night and kill half of you before the other half would know about it."

They followed the President's advice and erected a fort which extended east and west, with a street four rods wide entering the east and west ends. First there was the court, then the water ditch, a small walk in front of the log houses, and back of the houses was a street four rods wide. The fort itself did not have a wall, as the rear of the houses, which were built in a continuous line, served that purpose. All the horses and cattle belonging to the settlers were guarded every night. The fence for the corral was strong and high, made of poles placed together between sets of strong posts. The fort was 300 feet long by 163 feet wide.

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Son of Adam Bair and Catherine Bowermaster

Married Lydia Regester, 29 Aug 1829, Lisbon, Columbiana, Ohio, later divorced

Married Lucinda Owens, 24 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Died 4 Jul 1893, Big Piney, Sublette, Wyoming.

   

Married Jerusha Ann Richardson, 27 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Belinda Jane Owen, 27 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

   

Married Lucy Ann Maria Cole, 1 Jul 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Mary Jane Bigelow, 8 Apr 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p. 730

Built and operated the first ferryboat in Utah on the Bear river, he also built the first saw mill in Davis county. Settled at Richmond 1859. Took part in Echo canyon war. High priest. Indian war veteran. Shoemaker; lawyer; farmer, and stockraiser. Died Oct. 11, 1884.

Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 9, p. 141

Richmond. In July 1859, John Bair with several others, came to Cache Valley and found that settlers had taken up land and had crops growing near Summit Creek, upon which Smithfield was later located. Mr. Bair and his party went farther north and located near a stream which they called City Creek. They commenced to build their log cabins near a large spring, called Brower Springs. Hence, in the fall of 1859, the settlement of Richmond was founded. The winter was very severe, with deep snow making necessary the best of cooperation among the members of the little colony in order for all to survive until the next season.

When Brigham Young visited the settlement, he said the people were too scattered and advised them to construct a fort where they could protect themselves if they were attacked by Indians. "As you are now," said he, "a few Indians could make a raid some night and kill half of you before the other half would know about it."

They followed the President's advice and erected a fort which extended east and west, with a street four rods wide entering the east and west ends. First there was the court, then the water ditch, a small walk in front of the log houses, and back of the houses was a street four rods wide. The fort itself did not have a wall, as the rear of the houses, which were built in a continuous line, served that purpose. All the horses and cattle belonging to the settlers were guarded every night. The fence for the corral was strong and high, made of poles placed together between sets of strong posts. The fort was 300 feet long by 163 feet wide.

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John Bair's Timeline

1810
November 26, 1810
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
1838
October 12, 1838
Age 27
East Rochester, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States
1844
March 9, 1844
Age 33
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
1845
October 20, 1845
Age 34
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
1846
June 25, 1846
Age 35
Iowa, United States
August 12, 1846
Age 35
Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa, United States