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Jerusha Kibbe   Elmer

Jerusha Kibbe Elmer

Female 1842 - 1922  (79 years)

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  • Name Jerusha Kibbe Elmer 
    Nickname (or Jerushia) 
    Born 10 May 1842  San Prairie, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of birth is from: Family Data Collection - Births; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; Millennium File; and Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index. Note: the memorial on Find-a-Grave indicates that Jerusha was born 1843. The actual headstone is inscribed with the year 1844. Please see the notes from Blaine Spencer below:

      "Jerushia's birthday is yet to be proven. A history written by her granddaughter Edith Hamilton Stanton has it as May 10, 1842, but her headstone has it as May 10, 1844. I am inclined to go with the history date, because Edith was seven years old before Jerushia died, and knew her personally. It also shows Jerusha as being sixteen when married, which would make the 1842 year right. Also, the 1860 census has her as being 19 and depending on the month that the census was taken, makes the 1842 year as being right. So until we can find her actual birth date, I will go with 1842 as her birth year."
      [1, 2, 3]
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Indexed incorrectly as Jerulia Branson, age 8 born abt 1842 in Iowa; living in District 21; female; family 690; also in the home is father John Elmer, age 70 who was a LDS preacher and born in Vermont; mother Harriet Elmer, age 40 who was born in New York; half-brother Louis Branson, age 20 who was born in Ohio; half-brother Seymour Branson, age 13 who was born in Illinois 
    Census 1860  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Indexed incorrectly as Jerusia Spencer, age 19 born abt 1841 in Missouri; female; nearest post office is Payson; Family Number 1726; living with husband "Jno" Spencer, age 24 who born in England and was a farmer who owned real estate valued at $375 and personal property valued at $500; and son "Jno" R. Spencer, age 8 months who was born in Utah 
    Census 1870  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Indexed as Jerusia Spencer, age 25 born abt 1845; white female; nearest post office is in Payson; living with husband John Spencer, 32; also in the home is John Spencer's polygamist wife Lucy L. Spencer, 24 - the combined children in the home at that time were: John, 10; Hyrum, 5; Lucretia, 8; Rachael, 4; Henry, 7; Cynthia, 3; Martha, 2 months; and George F. Spencer, 1 month 
    Census 1880  Thistle, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Indexed as Jerusha Spencer, age 36 born abt 1844 in Illinois; white female; married; wife; both parents were born in Massachusetts; she is keeping house; she lives with husband John Spencer, age 43 who is a farmer (unemployed 4 months) and born in England; also in the home is John Spencer's polygamist wife (and Jerusha's niece), Lucy L. Spencer, age 36, who is also indexed as wife who is keeping house; collective children in the home are: Richard H., 17, a farm laborer; Rachel M., 15; Hyrum, 14; Jane, 10; George F., 10; Cynthia A., 13; James E., 8; Lydia A., 7; Lucy A., 4; Ursula, 9 mos.; and Louis, 4 
    Census 1900  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Indexed as Jerusia Spencer, age 56 born 1844 in Ohio; white female; head of house; widowed; married in 1863, married 37 years; father was born in New York; mother was born in England; she has given birth to 14 children and 8 are living; in the home with her are children: James, 24 who is a day laborer; Lewis, 23 who is a sheep herder; Edward S., 14; and Roxey Ann, 11; Jerusia Spencer states that she cannot read or write and that she is renting her home 
    Census 1910  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Indexed as Jersua Elmer, age 65 born abt 1845 in Missouri; white female; head of house; widow; father was born in Ohio and mother was born in England; in the home with her are sons James, age 25 who is a farmer and "Eadward," age 24 who is a laborer performing odd jobs; Jerusha has given birth to 14 children and 10 are living; she owns her own home which is free and clear of mortgage; she is able to read and write  
    Census 1920  Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Indexed as Jerusha Spencer, age 80 born abt 1840 in Ohio; white female; mother; widowed; father was born in Ohio and mother was born in England; she is able to speak English and read and write; she is living with son James Spencer, age 44 who was born in Utah and who is a farmer and his family: Sarah, age 34 who was born in England and who immigrated in 1911; Irene, 8; Harry, 6; Ethel, 5; and Eva, 2; the family owns their own home which is free and clear of mortgage 
    Newspaper Event 6 Jun 1920 
    BLACK HAWK WAR PENSIONS GRANTED
    Five veterans and nine widows of veterans of the Black Hawk Indian war have been awarded $15 a month by the state board of examiners. They are ... Jerusha Spencer, Payson; ...
    Salt Lake Herald, Page 19
     
    Religion Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848: Jerusha Kibbe Elmer is listed as spouse of John Henry Spencer along with Lucy Lodicia Elmer who is the polygamist wife of John Henry Spencer and the following children:
    John Spencer
    Lucresha Spencer
    Hyrum Spencer
    Rachel Spencer
    William A Spencer
    Janey Spencer
    James Spencer
    Harriet M Spencer
    Lewis Spencer
    Mary Violet Spencer
    Lula May Spencer 
    Died 28 Mar 1922  Springville, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of death is from: Family Data Collection - Individual Records; Millennium File; Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index; Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966; and Utah Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

      Indexed incorrectly as "Jrushia" Spencer; died in the 4th Ward of Springville, Utah, County, Utah on 28 Mar 1922, where she had been a resident for three months; white female; widow of John Spencer; born May 10, 1843 in Missouri; 78 years, 10 months, and 18 days old at the time of her death; housewife; Father: William Elmer and mother's name was not known; the informant was S. A. Mikesell of Mammoth, Utah; she had not been under a doctor's care when she died at 4:25 a.m.; her cause of death is not legible -- "urtero leabillary ??? from which she had suffered for two years. She was laid to rest in Payson, Utah on 31 Mar 1922. [13, 14]
    Jerusha Kibbe Elmer Brunson Spencer
    Jerusha Kibbe Elmer Brunson Spencer
    Death Certificate
    Buried 31 Mar 1922  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Payson City Cemetery [15, 16]
    Jerusha Kibbe Elmer Brunson Spencer
    Jerusha Kibbe Elmer Brunson Spencer
    Headstone
    Person ID P110  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch, Montoya Family Branch, Spencer Family Branch
    Last Modified 23 May 2015 

    Father John S. or E. Elmer,   b. 22 Sep 1776, Orange County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1871, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Harriet Matilda Gould,   b. 11 Aug 1802, Hector, Schuyler County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1879, Fillmore, Millard County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Henry Spencer,   b. 29 Aug 1835, Waddington Parrish, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1891, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 4 July 1858  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of marriage is from: Family Data Collection - Individual Records;
    Children 
    +1. John Richard Spencer,   b. 4 Jan 1860, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1948, Provo, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Lucretia Jerushia Spencer,   b. 3 Mar 1862, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1943, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Hyrum Elmer Spencer,   b. 14 Dec 1863, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1951, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +4. Rachael Malinda Spencer,   b. 20 Dec 1864, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1943, Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. William Abner Spencer,   b. 25 Jan 1868, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1869, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +6. Martha Jane Spencer,   b. 4 Apr 1870, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1895, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     7. Harriet Melissa Spencer,   b. 17 Dec 1874, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1875, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +8. Lewis Rueben Spencer,   b. 7 Mar 1875, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1944, Marysville, Fremont County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +9. James Ether Spencer,   b. 22 May 1876, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1937, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     10. Mary Violet Spencer,   b. 13 Mar 1878, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sept 1878, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Lucy Lodica Spencer,   b. Jul - Aug 1880, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct. 1880, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +12. May Spencer,   b. 16 Feb 1881, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1955, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +13. Edward Seamer Spencer,   b. 11 Oct 1883, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1965  (Age 81 years)
    +14. Roxanna Spencer,   b. 9 Feb 1886, Indianola, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1952, Boise, Ada County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 23 May 2015 16:10:52 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1842 - San Prairie, Lee County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed incorrectly as Jerulia Branson, age 8 born abt 1842 in Iowa; living in District 21; female; family 690; also in the home is father John Elmer, age 70 who was a LDS preacher and born in Vermont; mother Harriet Elmer, age 40 who was born in New York; half-brother Louis Branson, age 20 who was born in Ohio; half-brother Seymour Branson, age 13 who was born in Illinois - 1850 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 July 1858 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed incorrectly as Jerusia Spencer, age 19 born abt 1841 in Missouri; female; nearest post office is Payson; Family Number 1726; living with husband "Jno" Spencer, age 24 who born in England and was a farmer who owned real estate valued at $375 and personal property valued at $500; and son "Jno" R. Spencer, age 8 months who was born in Utah - 1860 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Jerusia Spencer, age 25 born abt 1845; white female; nearest post office is in Payson; living with husband John Spencer, 32; also in the home is John Spencer's polygamist wife Lucy L. Spencer, 24 - the combined children in the home at that time were: John, 10; Hyrum, 5; Lucretia, 8; Rachael, 4; Henry, 7; Cynthia, 3; Martha, 2 months; and George F. Spencer, 1 month - 1870 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848: Jerusha Kibbe Elmer is listed as spouse of John Henry Spencer along with Lucy Lodicia Elmer who is the polygamist wife of John Henry Spencer and the following children: John Spencer Lucresha Spencer Hyrum Spencer Rachel Spencer William A Spencer Janey Spencer James Spencer Harriet M Spencer Lewis Spencer Mary Violet Spencer Lula May Spencer - - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1922 - Springville, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Mar 1922 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    History of John Henry Spencer; Jerushia Kibbe Elmer and Lucy Lodica Elmer written by Edith Hamilton Stanton
    History of John Henry Spencer; Jerushia Kibbe Elmer and Lucy Lodica Elmer written by Edith Hamilton Stanton
    Provided by Blaine Spencer of Payson, Utah in 2006

    Photos
    Jerusha Kibbe Elmer Brunson Spencer
    Jerusha Kibbe Elmer Brunson Spencer

  • Sources 
    1. [S2685680516] Family Data Collection - Births, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.).
      Jerusha Kibbee Elmer; Father: Seymour Brunson (WRONG) and mother: Harriet Gould; 10 May 1842 in Lee County, Iowa

    2. [S2670696371] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.).
      Jerusha Kibbee Elmer; Spouse: John Spencer; Parents: Seymour Brunson (WRONG) and Harriet Gould; born Lee CVounty, San Prairie, Iowa on 10 May 1842; married Payson, Utah on 4 Jul 1858; died Sprinville, Utah on 28 Mar 1922

    3. [S2692017223] Millennium File, Heritage Consulting, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA).
      Jerusha Kibbe Elmer; female born 10 May 1842 in San Prairie, Lee County, Iowa and died 28 Mar 1922 in Springville, Utah County, Utah; spouse was John Spencer; son was John Richard Spencer

    4. [S2625403972] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, ), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa; Roll: M432_188; Page: 107B; Image: 220.

    5. [S4273286830] Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Annotated Recordsof US Census, 1850, Ancestry.com. Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Annotated Record of US Census, 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. .

    6. [S2625378497] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1), Year: 1860; Census Place: Payson, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1314; Page: 865; Image: 334; Family History Library Film: 805314.

    7. [S2624683368] 1870 United States Federal Census, (1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Year: 1870; Census Place: Payson, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1612; Page: 235B; Image: 467; Family History Library Film: 553111.

    8. [S2624675888] 1880, (1880 U.S. Census Index ), Year: 1880; Census Place: Thistle, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: 1338; Family History Film: 1255338; Page: 471B; Enumeration District: 068.

    9. [S2625380337] 1900 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Year: 1900; Census Place: Indianola, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: 1686; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 0121; FHL microfilm: 1241686.

    10. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Year: 1910; Census Place: Indianola, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T624_1608; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0151; FHL microfilm: 1375621.

    11. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Indianola, Sanpete, Utah; Roll: T625_1864; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 108; Image: 443.

    12. [S4273286822] Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848.

    13. [S4273286764] Utah Death Registers, Bureau of Vital Statistics. Utah Death Index, 1847-1966. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Utah Department of Health, Utah State Archives and Records Service; Salt Lake City, UT; Utah State Archives and Records Service; File Number #: 1922001571.
      "Jrushia" Spencer; female; age 78 born abt 1844; died 28 Mar 1922 in Utah County; State File Number: 1922001571

    14. [S6] Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961.
      "Jrushia" Spencer born abt 1844, age 78; female; died 28 Mar 1922 in Utah County, Utah

    15. [S2624684266] Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index, Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998.Original data - Utah Valley Regional Family History Center. Utah County (UT) Cemetery Index. Provo, UT, USA: Utah Valley Regional Family History Center, 1997.Original data: Utah Valle).
      Jerushia Spencer; born 10 May 1842; died 28 Mar 1922; Payson Cemetery

    16. [S4273286788] Web: Utah, Find a Grave Index, 1850-2011.
      Jerusha Elmer Spencer born 10 May 1844; age 77; died 28 Mar 1922; Payson, Utah County, Utah