David Crandall – 1850

David CrandallDavid Crandall, Dean’s 3rd great-grandfather, did NOT make it to the Salt Lake valley; he and his wives all died in Hancock County, Illinois.  However, several of his children traveled to Salt Lake during 1850 and their information will be listed below.

-David Crandall was born about 1789 at Washington County, New York to Pardon Crandall and Susannah Wells.  He was a descendent of Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island.

-Mary Margaret McBride was born on 1 Jun 1792 at Chester, Warren, New York to Daniel McBride and Abigail Mead.  (Grandmother Abigail did travel to Nauvoo as well… and eventually to Salt Lake!)

-David & Mary were married about 1810-11 in New York.  HERE is a family history.

First child, Mariah, was born on 9 Oct 1812 at Thurman, Warren, New York.

-Second child, Daniel Mead, was born on 30 Jun 1814 at Thurman, Warren, New York.

-Third child, Eliza, was born on 10 Jun 1816 at York, Genesee, New York.  (The family, including Mary’s parents family, had moved to this area which was close to Palmyra.)

-Fourth child, Myron Nathan, was born on 17 Aug 1818 at York, Genesee, New York.

-Fifth child, Julia, was born about 1820 at York, Genesee, New York; she died about 1829 at Villanova, Chautauqua, New York.

-Sixth child, Dean’s 2nd great-grandfather Spicer Wells, was born on 31 Dec 1822 at York, Genesee, New York.  (Grandfather, Daniel McBride, died soon thereafter on 1 Sep 1823 at Genesee County, New York.)

-Seventh child, Emeline, was born on 27 Jun 1824 at Villanova, Chautauqua, New York.

-Eighth child, Laura, was born on 25 Jan 1828 at Villanova, Chautauqua, New York.

-Ninth child, Martin Pardon, was born on 5 Apr 1830 at Villanova, Chautauqua, New York.

-Tenth child, Lucian Delancy, was born on 23 Jun 1832 at Villanova, Chautauqua, New York.

-Grandma Abigail and many other members of the family were baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the spring of 1833 by missionaries in the area: Amasa M. Lyman and William F. Cahoon.

-Eleventh child, Nelson David, was born on 5 May 1834 at Villanova, Chautauqua, New York.

-Twelfth child, Margaret Ann, was reportedly born on 15 Jan 1836 at Pike County, Missouri.  It appears some of the family, however, were still in Kirtland, Ohio where Grandma Abigail received her patriarchal blessing on 6 Jun 1836.  The oldest son, Daniel Mead, reportedly left Kirtland during Apr 1837 as a missionary to Genesee County, New York; he died in 1839 from unknown causes in either Missouri or Illinois.

-Listed in the 1840 US Fed Census were David & Mary with 8 children, living in Thornton, Cook, Illinois.  A couple of years later, the family was reportedly members of the Quincy Branch in Adams County, Illinois.  The oldest daughter, Mariah, and her husband (Roswell Crandell) died here in 1841-42.  (Listed here on pg. 160)  Several of the other children were married during this time in Quincy or LaHarpe, including: Eliza, Myron, Spicer, and Emeline.

-Mary Margaret McBride Crandall died on 24 Aug 1845 at LaHarpe, Hancock, Illinois.  Subsequently, David married Mrs. Jerusha Smith (widow) and this is likely when the McBride and Crandall families parted ways.

-Several members of the family, including Grandmother Abigail Mead McBride, had received their endowments in the Nauvoo Temple during January 1846.  She left for Salt Lake with her two oldest sons’ families in 1847, traveling with the Edward Hunter-Jacob Foutz company.

-Two sons, Myron & Martin, as well as three daughters, Eliza & Emeline & Laura, traveled with their spouses/families to the Salt Lake valley in the Aaron Johnson company during 1850.  (Laura’s new husband Willis K. Johnson, whom she had just married in Iowa, died along the way.  She later became a second wife to her sister Emeline’s husband.)

-Dean’s 2nd great-grandfather, Spicer Wells Crandall, was a member of the company following just behind his brothers and sisters.  They all ended up helping to establish Springville, Utah.  For more information, go to his page HERE.

-Listed in the 1850 US Fed Census were David & Jerusha with two daughters from their previous marriages, living in Hancock County, Illinois.  Margaret Ann was mentally handicapped, according to the census, or Jerusha may not have been a member of the church; but for whatever reason, David stayed in Illinois.  Margaret Ann died in 1853 at LaHarpe, Hancock, Illinois.  Listed in the 1860 US Fed Census were David & Jerusha, living in Fountain Green, Hancock, Illinois.

-David died in Mar 1862 at LaHarpe, Hancock, Illinois.  Jerusha reportedly died in Aug 1862.

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