James Sheen, Sr.

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James Sheen, Sr.

Birthplace: Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 29, 1856 (60)
Davis County, Utah Territory, United States (He died of exhaustion 2 days after reaching Utah)
Place of Burial: Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Sheen and Elizabeth Sheen
Husband of Maria Sheen
Father of Robert Sheen; James Sheen, Jr.; Harriet Sheen; Eliza Sheen; Emma Sheen and 4 others
Brother of Mary Sheen; Joseph Sheen; Maria Sheen; Francis Sheen; Anne Sheen and 2 others

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About James Sheen, Sr.

James Sheen (1796 - 1856), son of Joseph Sheen and Elizabeth Bloxen, was born 25 February 1796 at Worcestershire, England. He married Maria Loveridge on 1 November 1820 at Berrow, Worcester, England. After joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they emigrated to Utah, sailing from Liverpool aboard the Enoch Train bound for Boston on 23 March 1856. They crossed the plains with the Edmund Ellsworth Company, arriving in the Great Salt Lake Valley on 28 September 1856. James Sheen died from exposure at the age of 60 on the day after their arrival, 29 September 1856 at Keysville, Davis County, Utah Territory.

Children of James and Maria Sheen

  1. Harriet Sheen (born 1821 Berrow Worcestershire), married John Tranter
  2. Elizabeth Sheen (born 1823 Berrow Worcestershire)
  3. Emma Sheen (10 April 1825 Berrow Worcestershire - 30 October 1911 Salem, Utah), married John Parsons
  4. Robert Sheen (24 December 1826 Berrow Worcestershire - 30 October 1894 Salem, Utah), married Miss Taylor
  5. James Sheen (5 January 1830 Berrow Worcestershire - 22 April 1927 Smithfield, Utah), married Mary Jeans
  6. George Sheen (1832 Berrow Worcestershire - 31 August 1910)
  7. Anna Sheen (6 December 1833 Berrow Worcestershire - 1 December 1908 Kaysville Davis County, Utah), married John Forbes
  8. Ellen Sheen (born 1835 Berrow Worcestershire), married Joseph Hill


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James Sheen, Sr.'s Timeline

February 25, 1796
Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
December 22, 1827
Berrow, Worchester, England
January 5, 1830
Berrow, Worcestershire, UK
September 29, 1856
Age 60
Davis County, Utah Territory, United States