John S. Gleason

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About John S. Gleason

Gleason, John Streater – (14th Ten) Born Jan. 13 1819, in Livonia, Livingston Co., N.Y., to Ezekiel and Polly Howard Gleason. He married Desdemona Chase while working for her father, Isaac Chase. He heard the gospel preached and was baptized June 21, 1839, and immediately served a mission in the Eastern States and Canada, where he remained until 1841. He moved his family and Isaac Chase's family to Nauvoo, Ill., interrupting his work to serve as a missionary again in the Eastern Statues until 1844. At Emigration Canyon, just before entering Salt Lake Valley, he advocated clearing the brush at the mouth of the canyon and making a permanent road for following immigrants. He returned to Winter Quarters that fall and settled in Little Cottonwood and then moved to Salt Lake City where he operated a sawmill for Isaac Chase at the site of the present Liberty Park. In 1852, he moved to Tooele, Utah, and became a county commissioner. He later moved to Davis Co., Utah and in 1857 went to Florence, Neb., with a handcart company. He was a major in the First Regiment of Militia, and later served as justice of the peace of Davis County. He served a mission in the Eastern States in 1869-70. In 1873, he traded a mine he owned, called the "Mountain Lion" in the Ophir District, for a farm in Pleasant Grove, Utah Co., Utah, where he stayed until his death Dec. 21, 1904, at age 85.


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John S. Gleason's Timeline

January 13, 1819
Livonia, Livingston, New York, USA
March 21, 1845
Age 26
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
July 5, 1848
Age 29
Elk Horn River, Douglas, Nebraska, USA
July 19, 1848
Age 29
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory
January 31, 1850
Age 31
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Age 30
Davis, Utah Territory
May 11, 1852
Age 33
Saint John, Tooele, Utah, United States
May 10, 1853
Age 34
Salt Lake City, Salt lake, Utah, United States