Sylvester Henry Earl

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Sylvester Henry Earl

Birthplace: Scioto, Ohio, Ohio, United States
Death: July 23, 1873 (57)
Middleton, Washington, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Middleton, Washington, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Earl, Jr. and Dorcas Tabitha Earl
Husband of Lois Carolina Earl and Margaret Emily Jones
Father of Wilber Bradley Earl; Louisa Rebecca Earl; Rhodania Earl; Sylvester Rhodanus Earl; Lois Orenia Earl and 8 others
Brother of Palmer Wixom Earl; John Trumble Earl; Joel Earl; Ace C. Earl; Alanson Earl and 4 others

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About Sylvester Henry Earl

Mormon Pioneer

"...Earl, Sylvester H. – (5th Ten) Born Aug. 15, 1815, to Joseph and Dorcas Wixom Earl in Ohio. He was baptized in February 1837. After his baptism, he began performing missionary labors in surrounding states until 1842 when he and his family moved to Hancock Co., Ill., in a village called Morley's Settlement, near Nauvoo. On the trip west, he was a member of the gun crew that hauled a cannon and held occasional drills. On his return trip to Winter Quarters, Earl described having 17 horses stolen, but he was able to purchase 16 from Indians. "While detained there, we became destitute of food and I, in the company of Horace Thornton, went to a small band of Indians and sold he shirt off my back for some meat. I then took my wagon cover and cut and made me another." He returned to Utah with his family, and in the fall of 1851, moved to the Nineteenth Ward. The following year, he began a two-year mission in England. In 1861, he moved to Pine Valley at the head of the Santa Clara River where he purchased a share in a sawmill. He died July 23, 1873, at age 57 in Middleton, Washington Co., Utah..."


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Birth: Aug. 16, 1816 Scioto County Ohio, USA

Death: Jul. 23, 1872 Middleton Washington County Utah, USA

Son of Joseph Earl and Dorcas Tabitha Wixom

Married Lois Caroline Owen, 30 Jan 1839, Schuyler County, Illinois

Married Margaret Emily Jones, 11 Nov 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Family links:

  • Lois Caroline Owen Earl (1818 - 1884)
  • Margaret Emily Jones Earl (1834 - 1882)
  • Hyrum H Earl (____ - 1871)*
  • Rhondanna Earl (1845 - 1847)*
  • Sylvester Rhodanus Earl (1848 - 1871)*
  • John Owen Earl (1862 - 1862)*

Burial: Saint George City Cemetery Saint George Washington County Utah, USA Plot: A_D_48_1_NH

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Sylvester Henry Earl's Timeline

August 15, 1815
Scioto, Ohio, Ohio, United States
October 29, 1839
Age 24
Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
March 28, 1843
Age 27
Lyman, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
August 28, 1845
Age 30
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
July 9, 1848
Age 32
Ash Hollow, Platte River, Nebraska, USA
October 26, 1850
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Age 34
Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory
Age 34
Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory
September 6, 1852
Age 37
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States