Lydia Ann Gribble

Female 1841 - 1879  (38 years)

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  • Name Lydia Ann Gribble 
    Born 21 May 1841  , Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Oct 1879  Mount Carmel, Kane, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Kane, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I963  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2015 

    Family Reuben Lyman Stevens,   b. 29 Aug 1838, , Ray, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1889, Burrville, Sevier, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1869  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Biography of Lydia's mother: The book "Five Hundred Wagons Stood Still - Mormon Battalion Wives, by Shirley N. Maynes, 1999, p. 224: "Adelia Maria Clemons Gribble. Husband: William Gribble - Private - Company D. Adelia Maria Clemons, a daughter of Simeon Clemons and Lydia Chamberlain, was born Oct. 14, 1820 at Bastard, Leeds, Canada. In 1836, the Prophet Joseph Smith sent missionaries to Canada. There were many conversions and the Clemons family was among the new converts. The John Gribble family also living in Canada, heard the Elders preach the Gospel and they, too, were converted and joined the Church on Oct. 6, 1836. The Clemons and Gribble families and other converts were anxious to gather with the Saints in the United States. At the time, the headquarters of the church was located in Kirtland, Ohio. On the way to Ohio, William Gribble and Adelia Maria Clemons became acquainted, fell in love, and were married March 4, 1837 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. The families arrived in Kirtland, Ohio in 1837. According to the Journal History of the Church dated March 13, 1838, it stated: 'William attended a meeting of the Quorum of Seventies to consider the subject of moving to the land of Missouri. Another part of the meeting was devoted to drawing up a constitution. The journal also stated that William and his family numbered three. On July 6, 1838, with over five hundred Saints, 27 tents, 59 wagons, 97 horses, 22 oxen, 69 cows, and 1 bull, the Kirtland Camp, as it was called, left Ohio for Missouri.' The Gribble and Clemons families were among the group. William and Adelia left the camp on Sep. 15, 1838, to stop at Springfield, Illinois. Occasionally people needed to stop along the way to earn money for supplies and equipment. The Gribbles remained in Springfield during the winter of 1838-39. The Kirtland Camp arrived at Far West, Missouri on Oct. 2, 1838. Two days later the company traveled to Adam-ondi-Ahman where they were to settle. The Saints soon found that persecutions were to continually besiege them and that their problems were not left behind at Ohio. By the winter of 1839, the State Militia and Gov. Lilburn Boggs, issued and signed the 'extermination order' forcing all Mormons from the state. When William's parents moved from the state of Missouri to the state of Illinois, William and Adelia were already there in Springfield. Eventually, the Gribble family, including William and Adel, moved to Nauvoo. After Joseph Smith and other church leaders had purchased a tract of land in Commerce, the Saints began at once to build a new city. The land was swampy, but with hard work on the part of the Saints, Commerce, renamed Nauvoo, became one of the most beautiful cities in America. The cornerstone for the temple site was laid by April 6, 1841. Plans began to formulate for building the Nauvoo House to provide travelers a fine hotel to stay in. On May 21, 1841, Adelia gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Lydia Ann. On April 15, 1844, William and several men were asked by the Prophet Joseph to go to the state of Michigan and attend a General Conference to be held by the church leaders living there. These Elders were to present to the members the Prophet's views of the 'Powers and Policy of the General Government.' While living in Nauvoo, William and Adelia had two sons: Joseph Smith born in 1845, and James born in 1848. There can be no doubt of the love and respect the family had for the Prophet of the Lord. The family had to endure persecutions by the non-Mormons, even to the deprivation of their newly build home. By Feb. 1846, mob violence became so severe, that the Mormons started to evacuate their city. Saints from surrounding areas congregated to Nauvoo thinking that it would be a safe haven for them, however, Nauvoo was under attack too. The Gribbles, including William's family, crossed the Mississippi River and commenced their journey to the west. Just before their departure, on Feb. 7, 1846, William and Adelia received their endowments in the Nauvoo Temple. By July 16, 1846, Willam enlisted in the Mormon Battalion. He served as Private in Company 'D' under the command of Captain Nelson Higgins. Some of the men were permitted to take their wives and family, but William was not able to do so. He related: 'It was a ard trial for me to go and leave my wife and children behind.' The trial was equally as difficult for Adelia. When William arrived at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas he received his flintlock musket and ammunition. He was also given a clothing allowance that he sent back to Adelia. William traveled with his companions to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was here on Oct. 18, 1846, that he left with the Brown Sick Detachment to enter in Pueblo, Colorado. On the way to Pueblo, the men and women, even those who were ill had to walk when ascending steep hills and where the roads were in poor condition. William and his companions remained at Pueblo until May 24, 1847. Capt. James Brown organized the James Brown Company and had received orders from his commanding officers to leave for California, where the men would be mustered out of service. After two months traveling, the company arrived in the Salt Lake Valley; just five days after Brigham Young and his company came into the Valley. The men from the Pueblo detachments were discharged from their army duties at Salt Lake. They were overjoyed to know that they didn't have to march all the way to California to be mustered out of the army. Soon after their arrival, William Gribble and a few other men, some from the battalion went with Capt. James Brown to California to collect the severance pay for the Pueblo detachemtns. While at Sutter's Fort, William decided to stay and pan for gold and he was successful in his efforts. After a year, he returned to Salt Lake, went to Brigham Young's office and presented him with a gold ring. Adelia Maria was in Salt Lake Valley by 1851. When she arrived, she left William and married Daniel Wadsworth Perkins on June 1, 1851. She became a mother to four more children all born in the Cottonwood-Union Fort area or in Salt Lake. In William's journal he stated: 'In August of 1866, he had Adiela Maria and his second wife, Elizabeth Brunell, sealed to him in the old Endowment House.' On Oct. 14, 1866, William died suddenly of appendicitis. In his last will and testment, written by a battalion comrade, Matthew Caldwell, he requested that Adelia Maria was to have an equal share of his property. The property was to be distributed by 'McFarlin' of Gunnison, Utah. William Gribble, a son of John Gribble and Ann Barnes, was born Aug. 15, 1817 in Perth, Ontario, Canada. William died Oct. 14, 1866, and is buried in the Nephi City Cemetery, Juab County, Utah. Adelia Maria Clemons Gribble Perkins died in 1902 and is buried in Marysville City Cemetery, Fremont County, Idaho. Children of Williamn Gribble and Adelia Maria Clemons Gribble:
      Lydia Ann Gribble born May 21, 1841 in Hancock County, Illinois.
      Joseph Smith Gribble born Sep. 2, 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.
      James Gribble born 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.
      [Four children also listed with Adelia's marriage to Daniel Perkins. They were born from 1852 through 1858.]
      Information obtained from:
      1. A history written on William Gribble by Rosamond Gribble Sorenson - Glenwood, Sevier, Utah - Compiler's files.
      2. History on the Gribble families - furnished by Elma B. Hardy, Cedar City, Utah and Nora Lund, SLC, Utah - Compiler's notes.
      3. Church History in the Fulness of Times - Religion 341-43 - Prepared by the Church Educational Syrstem.
      4. A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War, 1846-48 by Sgt. Daniel Tyler.
      5. Family Group Sheets, LDS Family History Library, SLC, Utah."

      2. FHL film 1035515, item 16, p. 30: "A Profile of Later-day Sints of Kirtland, Ohio and Members of Zion'a Camp": "William Gribble, b. 3 Aug 1816 at Perth, Quebec, Canada, d. 14 Oct 1866 at Nephi, Juab, UT, father is John Gribble and mother is Ann Barnes. spouse is Adelice Maria Clemens b. 14 Oct 1820 at Bastard, Leeds, Canada and d. 1902 at Idaho. Her parents are Simeon and Lydia Clemons. [Note: both John and Ann Gribble are also listed in Kirtland.]

      1. Marriage to Reuben Stevens may have been before the marriage sealing date of 12 Oct 1869 considering oldest daughter in 1880 census is Lydia A. Stevens born in abt. 1865.

      1. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1880 lists Lydia A. Stevens death from "Heart Dix." death date of "October". Mortality schedules asked questions regarding those who died in the twelve months prior to the enumeration. Since the enumeration took place in 1880 Death would have been the October before 1880 or "October 1879"

      1. The book: "The Ebenezer Hanks Story," author Kerry William Bate; 1982; Address: Kerry Bate, 543 East 600 South, SLC, UT, 84 102.