1035. Alexander STEPHENS
(775) was born on 13 Apr 1813 in Rowan Co., NC.
(5569) He died on 15 Sep 1894 in Wilson, Weber County, Utah.
(5570) Alexander was in the Mormon Battalion
1846-47. He was at Ft. Leavenworth where they entered the U.S. Army and marched
to California under Captain Allen. After Captain Allen's death the company was
commanded by a Colonel Cooke. Upon arrival in January 1847, Colonel Cooke wrote
and read before the battalion the following:
"History may be searched in vain for an equal march of Infantry. Half of
it has been through a wilderness where nothing but savages and wild beasts are
found, or deserts where, for want of water, there is no living creature. There
with almost hopeless labor we have dug deep wells, which the future travelers
will enjoy, without a guide who had traveled them, we have ventured into trackless
table-lands where water was not found for several marches.
With crowbars and pick and axe in hand, we have worked our way over mountains,
which seemed to defy aught save wild goats, and hewed a passage through a chasm
of living rock more narrow than our wagons. To bring these first wagons to the
Pacific, thus marching half-naked, and living upon wild animals, we have discovered
and made a road of great value to our country."
Discharged from the U.S. Infantry in July 1847 at San Diego, Alexander, with
others of the battalion, left California in the spring of 1848 to join the Mormons
who were now living in the Great Salt lake valley. It was there he married his
second wife and had a daughter. In the Indian Wars of 1855 he received a wound
from which he suffered until his death in 1894.
(775) died on 13 May 1832 in Davidson County, North Carolina.
(5571) Died in childbirth. Alexander STEPHENS
Jr. and Margaret NORTHAM had the following children:
He was married to
Mary NORTHAM about 1839.
He was married to Anna Eliza
PALMER about 1853 in Utah.(5572)
Anna Eliza PALMER(773)
was born on 27 Aug 1833 in Wyoming County, New York.
(5573) She died on 1 Mar 1904 in Duboise, Clark County, Idaho.
(5574) Alexander STEPHENS Jr. and Anna Eliza
PALMER had the following children:
Adelia Ann STEPHENS.
Abraham Alexander STEPHENS.
Benjamin Franklin STEPHENS(774)
(775) was also known as "Frank".
He was married to Agnes ROGERS.
(775) died on 10 Nov 1891 in Huntsville, Weber, Utah.
He was married
to Alice Eliza HARDMAN on 4 Feb 1892 in Wilson, Weber County, Utah.
(2561) Alice Eliza HARDMAN
(774)(775) was born on 29 Jul
1836 in Manchester, England.(2561)
She died on 2 Jan 1906 in Osmond, Lincoln, Wyoming.