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Beely Franklin Mangum

Male 1844 - 1847  (2 years)


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  • Name Beely Franklin Mangum 
    Born 10 Oct 1844  , Itawamba, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Oct 1847  Winter Quarters (now Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Winter Quarters (now Florence), Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3543  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2014 

    Father Joseph Eastland Mangum,   b. Abt 1822, , Pickens, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1848, , , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Mother Arta Emeline Hannah,   b. 14 Apr 1826, West Springville, Saint Clair, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1909, Linwood, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1843  , Itawamba, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. One problem to solve is sequencing of dates: the daughter's Elmina's birth of 11 Nov 1848 it is problematic since it would put Arta and child in Mississippi in late 1848 when she should have been in Iowa since a son I ascribe to them, Beely Franklin Mangum, see his notes, dies and is buried in Winter Quarters, Nebraska across the river from western Iowa in Oct 1847. The rest of the Mangums and Adairs are generally in Mt. Pisgah halfway back across Iowa; however, James Richey, in his autobiography does place Joseph Mangum in Winter Quarters per this quote: "When we arrived at Winter Quarters it was late in season. We built a log cabin and then my brother-in-law and myself went to Missouri for supplies. We got a load of corn meal and pork. I was taken sick and had to be hauled home. After we got home Joseph Mangum took the cattle to the mouth of the Soldier to winter on the rushes. Sometime afterwards I went there on a visit and while there, there came a heavy snow and I started for home the next morning on foot and was two days and one night on the road. When I got home, my feet were badly frozen so that I was laid up in bed for quite awhile. While I was in this situation, my mother in law, (Rebecca Canida Knowles [Mangum]) who was living with us was taken sick and died from exposure in travelling so long a journey. She was buried in the graveyard at Winter Quarters." Her death was Feb 1847 which would help date Richey's statement. So again the question of when and who were in Winter Quarters, NE or Mississippi in the 1846 to 1849 period needs further research. Could the family have been partially split with Joseph having gone ahead of Arta and one of the relatives caring for Beely who went with his father with Arta following later with Elmina?

      2. Beely does not show up in 1850 census in Pottawattamie, Iowa, with mother and younger sister.

      BURIAL:
      1. Burial information at the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery at Winter Quarters near the LDS temple as reported in the book by Susan Easton Black: "Inscriptions on Tombstones... LDS Burial Grounds," source: article by Andrew Jenson in the Deseret News, 17 Oct 1936, p. 7, which lists: "Beely Franklin Mangum, son of Joseph and Emiline Mangum, b. 10 Oct 1844 in Mississippi, d. 5 Oct 1847, aged 3 years."

      2. Beely is in the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery at Winter Quarters next to the LDS temple and visitors' center. Avard Fairbanks, the famous sculptor of the Angel Moroni on LDS temples, created a beautiful brpnze-sculpted Honor Roll of many names upon which her name is inscribed. See website www.avardfairbanks.com and www.signaturebooks.com/excerpts/avard.htm for other Fairbanks sculptures including several at this cemetery. The most famous is the "Winter Quarter Grieving Parents over an Infant's Praire Gravesite." I have visited the gravesite 8 May 2007 and found Beely Mangum on the plaque with his grandmother Rebecca Canida Mangum. There is now also a LDS temple on the burial grounds as well as a Visitor's Center across the street.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Nauvoo LDS Land and Records Office research file (copy in my possession as of 2 Jun 2007 and also partially viewable at www.earlylds.com). Includes family group sheet from Ancestral File.