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Hyrum King Elmer

Hyrum King Elmer

Male 1816 - 1909  (93 years)

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  • Name Hyrum King Elmer 
    Born 4 Jun 1816  Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of birth are from:
      Utah Death Registers and Utah Death Certificate
      Family Data Collection - Individual Records
      Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index
      Web: Utah, Find-a-Grave Index
      Headstone
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1835 
    Hiram joined the Latter Day Saint Church (Mormons) in 1835. He was baptized by Abram Butterfield and confirmed by Hazen Eldege.  
    Census 1850  Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Indexed incorrectly as "Hiram Elmore," age 34 born abt 1816 in Vermont; farmer; living in District 29; male; family 1198; Living with wife Polly, age 22 born in Ohio (her name is Mary and I believe Polly was used as a nickname for Mary); Henry, age 9 (this is a son from first marriage); and Lovira, age 7 (this is a daughter from first marriage - Lucy Lodicia Elmer); Franklin, age 2 and Cynthia A., 5 month old infant (all of the children were born in Iowa) 
    Census 1851  Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Indexed as Hiram Elmer born abt 1816; male;
    Indexed as Mary Elmer, age 22
    No township listed
    Roll IA_118; Line 61 and 62;  
    Census 1852  Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Indexed as Hiram Elmer; living in Kanesville Precinct; there are a total of six in his household; 3 males and 3 females; he is a voter and a member of the militia; Page 021; IA 1852 State Census Index 
    Arrival 3 Oct 1852  Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Uriah Curtis Company wagon train left Council Bluffs on 28 June 1852; and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on between 29 Sept and 1 Oct 1852; It consisted of about 365 individuals and 51 wagons; the wagon train was outfitted at Kanesville; 19 members of the Elmer family are documented, including Hyrum King Elmer; born 4 Jun 1816 and died 30 Sept 1909; male, age 36 - his given name is listed as "Horam" on the location roster - Information from Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868

    Notes from May Elmer Beddoes: Hiram came to Utah in the Uriah Curtis Company in 1852. There were a large number of Elmers who came to Utah in this company. Hiram's team consisted of one yoke of oxen and two yokes of cows. When they arrived in the valley they spent their first winter in Provo. The family moved to Wight's Fort in 1853. This was near Bingham Canyon. They also engaged in farming and live stock raising. 
    Census 1856  West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Indexed as Hiram Elmer; Page 613; Utah 1856 Statehood Census Index 
    Arrival 1857  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In the spring of 1857, Hiram moved his family to Payson, Utah County, Utah. He and his son Henry remained in White's Fort a few months to work there. Most of Hiram's life and that of his family was spent in Payson, where they helped to build the community. In the Spring of 1857, Hiram moved his family to Payson, Utah. Their first home in Payson was a log house with a mud-covered roof. Later they built an adobe home on the lot which was equal or better than most homes in Payson at that time. Hiram's family was a line of timbermen, so he worked in the Payson canyons a lot and also farmed several acres of land which he owned.  
    Census 1860  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    In 1860 Utah was not yet a state and was known as the "Utah Territory"; Indexed incorrectly as "Hyram Elmore," age 44 born 1816 in Vermont, male; nearest post office is Payson; he is a farmer with property worth $500 and personal property worth $475; living with wife Mary, age 31 who was born in Virginia; and children Herny, age 19 who was born in Missouri; Louisa, 16 who was born in Iowa; Francis M., 12 who was born in Iowa; Sintha, 10 who was born in Iowa; Sarah, 8 who was born in Iowa; Mary E., 6 who was born in Utah; Diana, 2 who was born in Utah; and Hyphena, 4 months who was born in Utah; the family is living next door to John and Jerusia Spencer. Hyrum King Elmer's oldest daughter Lucy Lodicia Elmer is the second wife of John Henry Spencer.  
    Census 1870  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    In 1870 Utah was not yet a state and was known as the "Utah Territory"; Indexed as Hyram Elmer, age 54 born abt 816 in Vermont; white male; farmer with real estate worth $900 and personal property worth $625; nearest post office is Payson; Living with wife Mary, age 41, born in Virginia; keeping house; and children: Francis, 21 who is "at home"; Mary, 16 who has "no occupation; Diana, 14 who has "no occupation"; Ursula, 7 who is "at school"; Almira, 5 who is "at home"; also in the home is Clarence Lamb, age 15 born in Wisconsin who"does the chores" 
    Politics 1867-1870  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    City Councilman 
    Census 1880  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Indexed as Hyrum Elmer, age 64 born abt 1816 in Vermont; white, male, head of house; married; both parents born in Vermont; farmer; living with wife Mary, 51; Children: Arsula, 18; Almira, 16; and Roxana, 7 
    Census 1900  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Indexed as Hyrum Elmer, age 84 born Jun 1816 in Vermont; white, male, head of house; married to Mary Elmer; they have been married for 60 years marrying in 1840; both parents born in Vermont; living with wife Mary who is 71 - she has given birth to 12 children and 8 are living; Hyrum Elmer indexed as being a farm laborer  
    Occupation Notes from May Elmer Beddoes: Hiram was a river-runner. They would go up river and cut logs. The river was a mile wide. These logs were bound together in the form of a raft, using about two layers of logs. They were loated down the river to their destination. Hiram's father was noted as the best shingle maker in his native state of Vermont. They were a line of timberman and liked canyon work.
    When the family moved to Utah - At that time, Bingham Canyon was a timber country and the church cattle were kept there. Bishop Hunter had them in charge and ran a dairy. Hiram's son, Henry, worked for Bishop Hunter. While at Wight's Fort, Hiram engaged in farming and stock raising. He also made shingesl from the logs hualed from Bingham Canyon. He was one of the first to make shingles in Wight's Fort, probably with his father. John Elmer, the father of Hiram, was a noted shinglemaker in his native state and also in Utah. The logs which they hauled from Bingham Canyon were sawed into shingle lengths. They were sawed with a wood saw called a buck saw. The bark was aremoved and a drawing knnife with a handle on each end was used to cut the shingles. Hiram also helped Joseph White with his herd of church cattle, and made cheeses which he took to Salt Lake City to sell. 
    Died 30 Sep 1909  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of death are from:
      Utah Death Registers and Death Certificate
      Family Data Collection - Individual Records
      Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index
      Web: Utah, Find-A-Grave Index/headstone
      Hyrum's death certificate indicates that he had been a resident of Payson for 52 years; male, white born 4 Jun 1816; was 93 years, 3 months and 26 days old at the time of his death; was a widower; his father was John Elmer who was born in Orange County, Vermonth; his mother was Sally Pique who was born in Vermont; he was a farmer; the informant was Francis M. Elmer of Payson; he was buried in Payson City Cemetery on 3 Oct 1909; the cause of death written in by his physician Frank E. Winter is not altogether legible to me but looks like: "general debilit_____; contributory intestinal paresis with pneumatosis" He passed away at his old home, owned by his daughter Mary McBeth. When he died he was survived by 2 sons and 7 daughters, 76 grandchildren (38 grandsons and 38 granddaughters), 169 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
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    Death Certificate
    Buried 3 Oct. 1909  Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Payson City Cemetery
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    Notes 
    • Various bits and pieces of information about Hyrum King Elmer's life are from:
      Written by Ann Elmer Wilson, his granddaughter of Camp Peteetneael of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers of Utah, Payson, Utah, Utah. P.S. Dictated by members of the family 2 October, 1909. Rearranged and additions by May H. Elmer, a granddaughter in law.
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    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 Sarah Peake,   b. 9 Jul 1784, Promfret, Winsor County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1838, Orean, Vinton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucina Elmer,   b. 2 Jun 1822, Underhill, Chittenden County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1844, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1840  Norwich, Orange County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Hyrum King Elmer and Lucina Elmer were cousins
    Children 
    +1. Henry Elmer,   b. 7 Mar 1841, Columbus, Sand Prairie, Adams County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1928, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    +2. Lucy Lodica Elmer,   b. 3 July 1843, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1890 , Lake Shore, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  []
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2012 19:15:23 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Margaret Huffman,   b. 16 Apr 1829, Columbia, Wood County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1902, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 9 June 1845  Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cynthia Elmer,   b. 13 May 1850, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1921, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  []
    +2. Sarah Elmer,   b. 21 Mar 1852, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1910, Clinton, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Mary Elizabeth Elmer,   b. 7 Jun 1854, White Fort, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1946, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  []
    +4. Diana Elmer,   b. 12 Dec 1857, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1935, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  []
     5. Tryphena Elmer,   b. 5 Apr 1860, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1865, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  []
     6. Ursula Lovina Elmer,   b. 11 Dec 1863, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1928, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  []
     7. Almira Jane Elmer,   b. 28 Apr 1865, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1920, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  []
     8. Lucina Elmer,   b. 20 Sept 1867, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1869, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  []
     9. Hyrum John Elmer,   b. 1 Apr 1871, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1871, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  []
     10. Roxy Ann Elmer,   b. 7 Jan 1873, Payson, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1912, Payson, Utah County, Utah or Redland, San Bernadino, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  []
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1816 - Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Hiram Elmer born abt 1816; male; Indexed as Mary Elmer, age 22 No township listed Roll IA_118; Line 61 and 62; - 1851 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Hiram Elmer; living in Kanesville Precinct; there are a total of six in his household; 3 males and 3 females; he is a voter and a member of the militia; Page 021; IA 1852 State Census Index - 1852 - Pottawattamie County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - The Uriah Curtis Company wagon train left Council Bluffs on 28 June 1852; and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on between 29 Sept and 1 Oct 1852; It consisted of about 365 individuals and 51 wagons; the wagon train was outfitted at Kanesville; 19 members of the Elmer family are documented, including Hyrum King Elmer; born 4 Jun 1816 and died 30 Sept 1909; male, age 36 - his given name is listed as "Horam" on the location roster - Information from Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868 Notes from May Elmer Beddoes: Hiram came to Utah in the Uriah Curtis Company in 1852. There were a large number of Elmers who came to Utah in this company. Hiram's team consisted of one yoke of oxen and two yokes of cows. When they arrived in the valley they spent their first winter in Provo. The family moved to Wight's Fort in 1853. This was near Bingham Canyon. They also engaged in farming and live stock raising. - 3 Oct 1852 - Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - In the spring of 1857, Hiram moved his family to Payson, Utah County, Utah. He and his son Henry remained in White's Fort a few months to work there. Most of Hiram's life and that of his family was spent in Payson, where they helped to build the community. In the Spring of 1857, Hiram moved his family to Payson, Utah. Their first home in Payson was a log house with a mud-covered roof. Later they built an adobe home on the lot which was equal or better than most homes in Payson at that time. Hiram's family was a line of timbermen, so he worked in the Payson canyons a lot and also farmed several acres of land which he owned. - 1857 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - In 1860 Utah was not yet a state and was known as the "Utah Territory"; Indexed incorrectly as "Hyram Elmore," age 44 born 1816 in Vermont, male; nearest post office is Payson; he is a farmer with property worth $500 and personal property worth $475; living with wife Mary, age 31 who was born in Virginia; and children Herny, age 19 who was born in Missouri; Louisa, 16 who was born in Iowa; Francis M., 12 who was born in Iowa; Sintha, 10 who was born in Iowa; Sarah, 8 who was born in Iowa; Mary E., 6 who was born in Utah; Diana, 2 who was born in Utah; and Hyphena, 4 months who was born in Utah; the family is living next door to John and Jerusia Spencer. Hyrum King Elmer's oldest daughter Lucy Lodicia Elmer is the second wife of John Henry Spencer. - 1860 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - In 1870 Utah was not yet a state and was known as the "Utah Territory"; Indexed as Hyram Elmer, age 54 born abt 816 in Vermont; white male; farmer with real estate worth $900 and personal property worth $625; nearest post office is Payson; Living with wife Mary, age 41, born in Virginia; keeping house; and children: Francis, 21 who is "at home"; Mary, 16 who has "no occupation; Diana, 14 who has "no occupation"; Ursula, 7 who is "at school"; Almira, 5 who is "at home"; also in the home is Clarence Lamb, age 15 born in Wisconsin who"does the chores" - 1870 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitics - City Councilman - 1867-1870 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Hyrum Elmer, age 64 born abt 1816 in Vermont; white, male, head of house; married; both parents born in Vermont; farmer; living with wife Mary, 51; Children: Arsula, 18; Almira, 16; and Roxana, 7 - 1880 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Hyrum Elmer, age 84 born Jun 1816 in Vermont; white, male, head of house; married to Mary Elmer; they have been married for 60 years marrying in 1840; both parents born in Vermont; living with wife Mary who is 71 - she has given birth to 12 children and 8 are living; Hyrum Elmer indexed as being a farm laborer - 1900 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1909 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Oct. 1909 - Payson, Utah County, Utah Link to Google Earth
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