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ggg grandfather John Jones Allred and wife Mary Young Bridgeman






John Jones and Mary Young Bridgeman Allred came to Utah in the David H. Cannon Company (1861)
John Jones ALLRED (01020604)
Allred Progenitors: (William, William, Thomas)Born: 09/01/1821 Bedford Co., TN Died: 03/16/1898 Hatch, Garfield Co., UT Submitted by: Sharon Allred Jessop 05/25/2001
John Jones AllredMany communities in Utah and the surrounding intermountain area were founded by individuals and families called by President Brigham Young. New settlers would live and farm some relatively hostile areas for the sake of the expansion of the Church. By the year 1900 almost 500 small communities were established by the families of the pioneers.AThe success of the early colonization stemmed from the loyalty of thepeople to their leaders and their unselfish and devoted personal Sacrifice in carrying out their calls from President Young.@ -B.H. RobertsThese colonists sacrificed material comforts, the associations of friends and family and sometimes their lives to follow the prophet of the Lord. John Jones Allred was one of those who answered the call in the 1860's and settled his family in the community of Shonesburg along the Rio Virgin River in Southern Utah. The families assigned to the area purchased the land from an old Indian named AShones@. Although Oliver DeMille had previously purchased the land, AOldShunes@ (sic) hung around, trying to collect additional installments on the land.* * *John Jones Allred's mother, Sarah Warren Allred gave him birth on the first of September in the year 1821. This was her fourth child. She was 27 years old and her husband, William Allred was 31. At this time, the family was living the Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee (Farmington formerly belonged to Rutherford County until the year 1807.) Five more children would be born in Bedford County.The extended Allred family was part of the migrant movement that swept the United States during this period. Later in John=s life, this westward movement would take him to Utah. William (John=s father) remained in Tennessee though other members of his family moved to Salt River, Missouri. Two years later, in 1832, they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.In 1835 (or 1836), William and his family were baptized into the church by William Ivie. At this time, John would be about 15. Within the next few years, William moved near James and Isaac in Missouri. Two years later, when John was 17, his father William, seized the guns and ammunition intended for the mob near Far West.(HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, Vol III, pp. 74-76) Two months later William was incarcerated with the Prophet Joseph. (HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, Vol III, pp. 178-211)Little is known about John during this time in his life. AHe was familiar with the persecutions to which the saints had to pass in the early days (of the Church). He was well acquainted with the prophet Joseph Smith, and often had heard him speak@ (DESERET NEWS, Obituary of John J. Allred, 29 March 1897)When John's father died in July of 1841, he left behind eleven children ranging in ages from one year to twenty-six years. (John would be twenty at this time.) His mother was also expecting another child who died at birth in 1842. (JAMES & ELIZABETH ALLRED, Linda Allred Steele p. 66)Four years later, John married Jane Hoopes on September 4, 1845. Their first child, William Lewis, was born June 10, 1846 and lived only a few weeks and was buried at Woodsville, Iowa. A year and a half later, Sarah Eliza was bun in Iowa. The following year, Rebecca Jane was burn at Winter Quarters. Another daughter, Mary Elizabeth was burn in October of 1851. Ten days later the mother, Jane died.Almost a year later on September 23, 1852 at Smithville, Clay County, (HISTORY OF HATCH UTAH. E.U.P. Publication 1978) Mary Young Bridgeman at 15 years of age took her vows with John who was 31 years old. Like many other pioneer children, she was required to become an adult overnight. She opened the passage to woman hood becoming a wife and mother to three children.John had remained behind for 14 years while the body of the Saints trekked west. Saints too poor or too weakened by the hardships of persecution waited before undertaking the arduous journey. Other saints were asked to remain behind. Why John stayed, we can only surmise. During this time five more children were born to Mary and John. Three children died including one form his earlier marriage.In 1861, John gathered up his belongings, his wife and five children and hitched his team, one oxen, and one milk cow to his covered wagon. The milk cow furnished them with milk while en route. They traveled the long pioneer trail over Mormon Crossing, along the Platte River into Wyoming and Utah like so many faithful Latter-day Saints before them. Mary was not a member of the church, but her love for John was expressed in her willingness to cross the plains with the David H. Cannon Company.As they were nearing the Weber River in Utah, John=s team stampeded. Their five year old son, John, was thrown from the wagon and became lost. The men on horseback in the wagon train were able to gain control of the team at the river band. Their young son was later found and returned to them. (BRIEF HISTORY OF EDWARD WARREN ALLRED, Floyd L. Allred)Mary was a prayerful young woman. She was told to beware of Indians. Through her faith and prayers, no Indians were encountered. There was only evidence of where they had been along the trail. They were never molested. Because of the answer to her prayers and through her faith, she was converted to the church. Mary was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church by Elder Cannon in June of 1861. (Obituay of Mary Young Bridgeman, DESERET NEWS) They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on August 16, 1861. (PIONEERS & PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH, Genealogies & Biographies 1847-1868)Upon their arrival in Utah, John stopped in Coalville in the northeastern mountains. In 1863, John=s family was on the move again. They were heading toward AUtah=s Dixie@, a semitropical land, a land of promise. A land that would yield cotton, sugar cane, grapes, tobacco, (the Word of Wisdom was poorly understood by the saints at this time) figs, almonds, olive oil, etc. (THE GREAT BASIN KINGDOM, p. 216) His destination was a small speck on the map, a tiny settlement running along the east fork of the Virgin River, in Utah Territory. Shonesburg of AShunsburg@ as it was pronounced by its settlers, was nestled beneath the cliffs of the Parunuweap Canyon at the base of the old Wiggle Trail. (UTAH PLACE NAMES, p. 135)Shonesburg and Northup were sister towns, names of settlements in Utah Territory, now forgotten, ghost towns at the boundary of Zions National Park. Northup was barely a patch of ground. AIt was settled in 1861 by Isaac Behunin. Only a very few families lived there. Even by 1864 only thirty acres were under cultivation growing mainly sorghum cane and corn. A sorghum mill was built in town which handled all the cane for most of the adjacent villages. (UTAH GHOST TOWNS, Stephen L. Carr, p. 135) Here it was that James A. Lemmon settled. (This is Rebecca Alvrean Lemmon=s father. John J. Allred=s son, Edward married Rebecca Alvrean.)Shonesburg was put to rest by Indian raids, the drought and torrential rains that swelled the Virgin River and washed away the fertile farm soil.The story is told that Brigham Young urged the first settler, Oliver DeMille (who came in 1861) to stay in Shonesburg when everyone else was leaving. Oliver was one of the last to leave in 1902. Brigham Young purportedly said that one day there would be a family for every acre of land. After the floods came and the farms washed away, eventually, that was about all there was, Aa family for every acre of land@, the DeMille family.When John arrived with his family, the townsite was laid out on the northwest side of the river. AThe land was divided into small lots to accommodate all.@ The soil was very fertile and they could grow almost anything they planted. The people lived together as one family. (A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHONESBURG, UTAH, Joseph Millet Jr. and Ida S. Demille)AThe settlers of Shonesburg had large families.@ (AShonesburg: The town nobody knows@ as quoted in DOLA DEMILLE, Vol 3) The Allreds were no exception. Mary Y.B. Allred bore seventeen children. Eleven grew to maturity and there were two more that she raised from John=s previous marriage to Jane. Midwives were used in the delivery of the babies. ASeveral women died in childbirth.@ (Ibid.)Homes in this area of Southern Utah were dugouts, log cabins, or willow houses. AThe first homes of Shonesburg were dugways(sic)along the river, as the way into this little valley was narrow and steep.@(A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHONESBURG, UTAH, Joseph Millet Jr. and Ida S. Demille) AMany of the houses had corn fodder covered with dirt for their roof. There were some very great disadvantages in homes of this kind. For instance, there was the times Alice Virginia Allred (daughter of John) was entertaining her best beau in the family dugout and a large snake dropped through the dirt roof onto his lap. Nevertheless, these dugouts meant home and shelter to them.(UNDER DIXIE SUN, Ed. Hazel Bradshaw, Washington Co. Chapter D.U.P.)ATheir standards of living were exceedingly low. How precious were the few good dishes, the good books, the few pretty relics of better days that they had been able to bring across the plains with them. How many times has a mother sent to a neighbor for coals to rekindle the fire they had not banked carefully enough. Often their lighting system was only a rag in a container of grease. After they began raising sheep, they would use the tallow for candles. It was a long time before they could afford the luxury of lamps.They had no soap but they did not go dirty. They dug oose root. It made pretty good soap, too. When they were able to get grease in sufficient quantities, they took wood ashes, made lye with them, and with the lye and grease together, made soap. Many of the things they used were common to all the Dixie Pioneers.@ (Ibid.)AShonesburg=s main street was not very long. It went up on the hill south of the cemetery. The fences were made with big cottonwood logs, so big they had to be put into place with oxen. The only public building in Shonesburg was the old log schoolhouse built about 1870. Measuring fourteen-by-twenty-two feet and constructed of cottonwood logs with a board floor and roof. It was used for all public purposes, including church services...School terms were short. Students had to work early in the spring and late in the fall.@ Before school started in the morning, the benches would be set back and the children would dance. AThe school master whipped the boys with a willow if they broke the rules...@ (AShonesburg: The town nobody knows@ , Vol 3) They all loved to dance. Joseph Millet telling of these events said, AWe danced bare footed and would leave blood streaks on the floor, and the next morning we could gather up a pan full of toe nails.@The entire settlement moved four miles downstream to Rockville in the spring of 1866 until winter. Bands of marauding Indian warriors moved throughout the area. Armed, the men of Shonesburg would return in groups to work the farms. They were unmolested, while settlements all around them were being raided and settlers killed. Two men in the area were killed trying to recover their stolen cattle and horses. One woman was on the road, three miles from her town when she was killed. It was reported that here were various killings in other places round about. Some of the settlers of Shonesburg did not return again.ABrigham Young visited Shonesburg several times on his trips to Utah=s Dixie. On one of the visits the little girls of the town all dressed in white and carried flowers. All the boys dressed in their best and took their drums and fifes and all went to meet Brother Brigham and his company.@ The boys had been taking lessons form Hamner Duzett, a drummer in the Nauvoo Legion. (A BRIEF HISTORY OF SHONESBURG, UTAH)Janice F. DeMille gives insight into a little incident that occurred to John=s young son Ed. AThe necessities of life were scarce. White bread was a luxury. When the John Allred family had company for dinner one Sunday, there was not enough room for everyone at the table. The children had to wait and eat after the adults. As young Ed Allred stood and watched intently while the adults ate, he began to cry loudly. His mother jumped up to see what was wrong, but Ed continued screaming and could not answer. Finally he blurted out, ABrother So and So took the last biscuit.@In 1877, the U.S. surveyors came measuring the land by chain. They saw the township as Acultivated bottoms of both banks of the Rio Virgin mostly planted with fruit trees, vines and alfalfa all growing luxuriantly.@ The surveyors recorded that pine, aspen and cedar were in the hills and mountains. (March 29, 1877, T.C. Bailey, U.S. Dep Surveyor)John Jones Allred=s major efforts seem to be centered in farming. However, Ahe was the only doctor in the community.@ Dr. Allred of Shunsburg (sic) looked after the people of Springdale, Rockville, and Grafton. He had a prescription for rheumatism: it consisted of one ounce each of cayenne pepper and assafetida (An acrid, lumpy gum resin that many doctors used a treatment for excess gas and muscle spasms) mixed with a quart of brandy. The dosage was one tablespoonful every morning with a glass of milk (I WAS CALLED TO DIXIE, Anderw Karl Larson, 1961)ADr. Allred(>s)...presence could reassure those whose loved ones were desperately ill and whose skill could often bring those loved ones back to health and strength. Over rough roads they came - in wagons, in buggies, or on horseback, even on foot in daytime or in the dead of night, through heat, cold floods or famine.@ (UNDER DIXIE SUN)AWhile in Shonesburg, about 1868, John J. Allred was Presiding Elder. He succeeded Henry Stevens.@ (HISTORY OF HATCH) A....soon after (1893) the branch organization at Shonesburg was discontinued and the few saints left were transferred to the Rockville Ward.@ (ENCYCLOPEDIC HISTORY OF THE CHURCH) Mary Y.B. Allred was president of the Primary association for a number of years in Shonesburg. (Deseret News Obituary)Several miles from home, the family had a patch of corn which needed to be cultivated and cared for. As Edward, (their young son) prepared to attend to this task his mother climbed onto the wagon and accompanied him. They chopped down the corn stalks and loaded them onto the wagon for their return trip home. In their travels they came to a steep hill where the mother asked to get off until the wagon reached the bottom of the grade. Edward said, AStay on. You will be all right.@ But she slid to the ground and Edward was forced to quickly stop the horses or the rear wheel would have run over her, probably causing her serious injury. When their young son had skillfully driven the team and loaded wagon to the bottom of the hill, his mother again climbed on and they traveled homeward, arriving there safely. (Allred, Floyd L. Note: Other incidents and history are given in the history of Edward Warren Allred)John J. Allred moved away from Shonesburg in the 1890's after residing there for about 30 years. According to John Jones Allred=s daughter Clara Rosella Allred, AOn March 23, 1892, we left Dixie, fruit trees were all in bloom and the alfalfa was knee high. When we arrived in Hatch, there was not a green leaf in sight.@ AHe was a regular attendant at Sunday schools and all Church meetings; was a straight-forward, upright, exemplary leader in the community; he was presiding Priest of the quorum when he was well enough to attend its meetings, which were held on Sunday evenings. His last attendance was on February 7th.@ (Deseret News dated March 29, 1897)John Jones died in Hatch, Utah in 1897 at the age of 76. In his later years, his son Edward returned from Lowell, Wyoming to find his father=s grave site. The first time he was there, he couldn=t locate it. The next time he came, the site was marked. While clarifying the ownership of the (Hatch ) cemetery in 1967, it was learned from Garfield County Records that it lay in a section of land homesteaded by John J. Allred. The patent was granted to his wife, Mary Allred, on July 10, 1899 (following John Jones Allred=s death). Likely, it was he who arranged for the location of the cemetery. He died here on March 16, 1897 and is buried in Lot 42, Space 3. Some of his relatives lay nearby him. (HISTORY OF HATCH)From the book: THE LEGACY OF EDWARD WARREN ALLRED B A descendant of William AllredFirst Printing B Hard Cover Edition B 1977Editor-In-Chief: Wallace P. AllredAssociate Editors & Compilers: Lora Allred Gibby & Edward P. AllredTypesetting and Layout: Reed R. Simonson

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John Jones ALLRED (01020604)
Allred Progenitors: (William, William, Thomas)Born: 09/01/1821 Bedford Co., TN Died: 03/16/1898 Hatch, Garfield Co., UT Submitted by: Sharon Allred Jessop 05/04/1999
A SHORT HISTORY OF JOHN JONES ALLREDSubmitted by Norma L. GoodwinYuba City, CaliforniaJohn Jones Allred, son of William Allred and Sarah Ann Warren, was born September 1, 1821 at Bedford Co., Tenn. Little is known about his youth. On the 4th of Sept. 1845, he married Jane Hoops who passed away just six years later, Oct. 20, 1851, leaving him with two small daughters. A son and daughter preceded their mother in death.It was at the family home in Smithville, Missouri on Sept. 23, 1852 that he married Mary Young Bridgeman, daughter of Robert Bridgeman and Polly Davis Bridgeman. To this union were born ten sons and seven daughters. Six of the children died in infancy.With his family, he arrived in the Salt Lake Valley Aug. 16, 1861, having crossed the plains by ox team and covered wagon under the valley, he was called to southern Utah. This move was made with some reluctance because the garden which they had planted was not quite ready for use when they had to leave.Life in their new home was one of hardship and sacrifice. Afflicted with rheumatism, John Jones was not able to work. His wife and children were compelled to do the farm work in order to sustain themselves. Often times, their store of provender was very low.During the years that John Jones lived in and around Shonesburg, (Washington Co., Utah), he was the only doctor in the region. He was not a medical doctor but very good at healing. Often he was away from home for a week at a time, caring for the sick. The family, who anticipated his homecoming with a bit of food or some other payment, was often disappointed. Many times he received no payment at all because the people whom he served had nothing to give. It would be difficult to say how much suffering was relieved, and how much comfort was given by this kindly old doctor, who set broken bones, pulled teeth, applied mustard plasters, and in numerous ways gave comfort to his patients.For tome time he served as superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a member of the High Priest’s Quorum; always paid an honest tithe and was very strict in his observance of the principles of the gospel.He was an ardent admirer of the prophet. He loved to tell about watching Joseph play baseball, or ride his fine horse about the streets of Nauvoo. The Allreds moved to Hatch, Garfield Co., Utah where on March 16, 1898, John Jones Allred departed this life. Those who spoke at his funeral, told of his honest, integrity and devotion to the Gospel.

Mary Young Bridgeman

Mary Young BRIDGEMAN
Born: 03/10/1837 Coal Grove, Lawrence Co., OH Died: 07/21/1918 Lovell, Big Horn Co., WY Submitted by: Sharon Allred Jessop 05/19/1999
MARY YOUNG BRIDGEMAN ALLREDA special little daughter was born to Polly Davis and Robert Bridgeman at Coalsville, Lawrence, Ohio March 10, 1837. Mary Young Bridgeman finalized the child order of the Brigdeman Family.CHILDREN: Robert and Polly Davis Bridgeman are:1. Lorenzo born about 1824 Wythe County and (1) Tabitha Fisher (6 January 1867 Clay County, Missouri) (2) Maggie Moss (8 November 1883 Clay County, Missouri)2. Elizabeth born about 1826 Wythe County, Virginia 3. James born about 1828 Wythe County, Virginia and Addela Proctor (18 August 1847 Monitean County, Missouri)4. Alonzo born about 1830 Wythe County, Virginia5. Amanda born about 1833 Coalgrove, Lawrence, Ohio6. Lucinda born about 1835 Coalgrove, Lawrence, Ohio and Daniel Gifford (4 February, 1851 at Platte, Missouri7. Mary Young born 10 March 1837 Coal Grove, Lawrence, Ohio and John Jones Allred (23 September 1852 Smithville, Clay C., Missouri)Polly Davis is daughter of Jacob Davis and Margaret (Young?) plantation owners of Wythe Co. Virginia and Robert Bridgeman a Wythe Co. Virginia land owner (farmer) until 1830. At this time land was becoming scarce, crowded and unproductive because of the tobacco crops and etc. Polly and Robert sold their land purchased earlier from Jacob Davis to Leonard Strauss the first grist mill owner of the area. Probate records show that their land was purchased as part of Jacob Davis and then after Jacob died, the record shows Margaret selling land to William Young. Polly was born about 1799 and if Jacob born over 20 years before, the Virginia county borders were different. Wythe County was created on 1 December 1789 from Montgomery County, Virginia. A Davis estate sale included German Bible and Dutch Hymn Book. It is believed Davis family and Bridgeman were of German descent according to family history obtained from Kentucky where some Bridgemans migrated from Wythe County Virginia.Settlers began to move into this intermountain region in the mid 1700s drawn by the discovery of rich lead deposits on the banks of New River. These mines supplied lead for the patriots in the Revolutionary War. Tories attempted to seize them in 1780 but were suppressed. Wytheville was known as Evansham and incorporated in 1839. The old Wilderness Road to Cumberland Gap passed through this community and became the stopover for numerous early western settlers.Thirteen miles west of Wytheville is the site of Mount Airy, the location for a presperous German settlement in colonial times. Closer to Wytheville itself stood St. John’s Lutheran Church which remained a center of Lutheranism in Virginia throughout the nineteenth century. German settlers formed the preponderance of this congregation. Polly’s father Jacob is buried outside the church next to Reverend George D. Flohr.Polly and Robert and four children migrated to Coalsville, Lawrence, Ohio (a mining center) that supplied coal to be loaded in wagons and transported to headquarters. The family remained until 1860. Platte, Missouri census shows Polly Bridgeman living in the household of Lorenzo Bridgeman, a brother of Mary Young.Mary was living at Smithville, Missouri when John Jones Allred (born Bedford Couty, Tennessee) and two daughters of Nauvoo, Illinois were traveling in the area with other saints. John James wife had died leaving the children. In Smithville John Jones met fifteen years old Mary Young and married 23 September 1852. They migrated in a covered wagon in the David H. Cannon Company to Utah in 1861. She was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church by Elder Cannon in June 1861 nine years after their marriage.In 1863 the family moved to “Dixie” settling first at Springdale and later in Shonesburg, where she was president of the Primary Associaltion for a number of years. Relief Society was dear to her heart and she was a devoted member. In 1892 they moved to Hatch, Garfield Couty, Utah until John Jones died.When John Jones was called to southern Utah second thoughts occurred because the fresh produce was about ready to harvest and they are called to another area. He left and did as called. His health suffered with rheumatism as he “doctored” many and served in the capacity of a doctor (healing) and paid very little if any. Those he served were very poor also. When he would return after even a week of healing, the family anxiously waited for the commodities or pay and usually there was none. In this situation Mary Young and the children worked very hard to compensate.John Jones died 16 March 1897 in poor health (16 years senior) and is buried at Hatch, Garfield, Utah. He joined his first wife Jane Hoops (born 26 August 1827 and died 20 October 1851), married 4 September 1845 and she died 6 years later on 20 October 1851 leaving 2 daughters. A son and daughter preceded Jane’s death.CHILDREN: John Jones Allred and Jane Hoops1. William Lewis died 1 July 1846 and buried at Woodsville, Iowa2. Sarah Eliza born 16 January 1848 md Harden Whitlock 18633. Rebecca Jane born December 14, 1849 md Oliver De Mills 18634. Mary Elizabeth born October 10, 1851 died 23 December 1854The family was living in Platte County, Missouri.In 1901 Mary Young and son Bert migrated to Lovell, Wyoming to her homestead along the Shoshone River. The homestead wasn’t as productive as some land because of the need for additional fertile ground since it was on the river bottom. Edward Warren (son) soon joined them while part of the family stayed in Utah and others came to Wyoming.Bert soon met Mary Zeller and were married, and by this time Edward had joined them. The two brothers loved each other dearly. Years later when Bert was close to death, Mary said, “Bert, Edward is here” and his reply was, “Oh, my dear old brother.” He died shortly after.Mary Young was a hard worker until her later years when unable to perform some tasks. Until the last six months enjoyed good health. She was very superstitious and if you entered one door you went out the same door. If a hoe, rake, left it was a disaster. Aunt Veda Allred Lemmon praised her as “a good, good lady.” Many of the southern borne women smoked a cob pipe and enjoyed doing this. Many of these customs follow until a change is made.In the Wyoming 1910 census she was living with Bert and Mary in Lovell not far from Edward and Alvrean’s home and stated her mother born in West Virginia and her father in Georgia in the Wyoming 1910 census. Do those state borders indicate anything at what time period? The borders constantly changed. Their births were recorded as Virginia and North Carolina on family records.CHILDREN: John Jones Allred and Mary Young Bridgeman1. Alice Virginia born 27 April 1854 at Smithville, Clay Missouri md Oliver De Mille Gifford and died 26 October 1929.2. John Newton born 28 June 1856 at Smithville, Clay, Missouri and Anna Bethina Campbell(30 July 1882) died 9 June 1925.3. Henry Lafayett born 20 January 1858 at Smithville, Clay, Missouri died 26 Feb. 1858.4. James Harden born 22 September 1859 at Smithville, Clay, Missouri, died 19 Feb. 18615. Charles Albert born 6 February 1861 at Smithville, Clay, Missouri, died 16 Feb. 1861.6. Orson Hyde born 22 May 1863 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah, died 10 June 1865.7. Joseph Parley born 26 December 1864 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md RozinaBrown (13 June 1888) died 4 May 1930.8. Anson Lorenzo born 6 May 1866 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah and died Aug. 1866.9. George A. born 1867 at Shonesburg, Washington UT died 15 May 1867.10. Edward Warren born 25 October 1868 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Rebecca Alvrean Lemmon (1 October 1889) died 23 May 1946.11. Clara Rosetta born 19 May 1870 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah, md James Williams Adams (8 August 1892) died 23 February 1953.12. Evinda Lucilla born 4 May 1872 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Cornelius Workman (5 April 1892) died 8 March 1897.13. Florence Ophelia born 13 February 1874 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md MosesMosia Emmett (26 September 1889) died 15 March 1949.14. Mary Emma born 2 May 1875 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Donal Jolley (3 September 1891) died 9 March 1929.15. Anne Genetta born 19 August 1876 at Shonesburg, Washington md Franklin Asay(1 September 1897) 2 - Martin Calvin Boyce md 10 July 1912 died 19 August 1972,16. Willard Burton born 10 February 1878 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md MaryMagdalena Zeller (6 September 1905_ died 11 Jan. 1937.17. Polly Amanda Born 2 March 1880 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utan md Ira Wilder Lynn(8 August 1898) died 2 December 1955.Seventeen children were born into this family (10 sons and 7 daughters). Six of the boys died before eight years of age. When Mary Young died 72 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.Mary Young Bridgeman Allred passed away 21 July 1918 and is buried in the Lovell Cemetery. A true pioneer and choice child of our Heavenly Father. Mary was special, being a convert after nine years of married life to be sealed 9 June 1861 in the Endowment House to John Jones. Mary dedication as a wife, mother, friend, none better.We love you and appreciate you coming ahead of our time. Thank you.(Marian W Z Brinkerhoff. 601 Lane 9 Route 2, Powell WY 82435, 1-307-754-3042) 1995BIOGRAPHY: MARY YOUNG BRIDGEMAN ALLREDBIRTHDATE: 10 March 1837 Coalgrove, Lawrence, OhioDEATH: 21 July 1918 Lovell, Big Horn, WyomingPARENTS: Jacob Davis and Margaret (Younger?)PIONEER: David H. Cannon Company (wagon) 1861SPOUSE: John Jones AllredMARRIED: 23 September 1852 Smithville, Clay, MissouriDEATH: 16 March 1897 Hatch, Garfield, UtahCHILDREN: John Jones Allred and Mary Young Bridgeman1. Alice Virginia born 27 April 1854 at Smithville, Clay Missouri md Oliver De Mille Gifford and died 26 October 1929.2. John Newton born 28 June 1856 at Smithville, Clay, Missouri and Anna Bethina Campbell (30 July 1882) died 9 June 1925.3. Henry Lafayett born 20 January 1858 at Smithville, Clay, Missouri died 26 Feb. 1858.4. James Harden born 22 September 1859 at Smithville, Clay, Missouri, died 19 Feb. 18615. Charles Albert born 6 February 1861 at Smithville, Clay, Missouri, died 16 Feb. 1861.6. Orson Hyde born 22 May 1863 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah, died 10 June 1865.7. Joseph Parley born 26 December 1864 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Rozina Brown (13 June 1888) died 4 May 1930.8. Anson Lorenzo born 6 May 1866 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah and died Aug. 1866.9. George A. born 1867 at Shonesburg, Washington UT died 15 May 1867.10. Edward Warren born 25 October 1868 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Rebecca Alvrean Lemmon (1 October 1889) died 23 May 1946.11. Clara Rosetta born 19 May 1870 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah, md James Williams Adams (8 August 1892) died 23 February 1953.12. Evinda Lucilla born 4 May 1872 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Cornelius Workman (5 April 1892) died 8 March 1897.13. Florence Ophelia born 13 February 1874 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Moses Mosia Emmett (26 September 1889) died 15 March 1949.14. Mary Emma born 2 May 1875 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Donal Jolley (3 September 1891) died 9 March 1929.15. Anne Genetta born 19 August 1876 at Shonesburg, Washington md Franklin Asay (1 September 1897) 2 - Martin Calvin Boyce md 10 July 1912 died 19 August 1972,16. Willard Burton born 10 February 1878 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Mary Magdalena Zeller (6 September 1905_ died 11 Jan. 1937.17. Polly Amanda Born 2 March 1880 at Shonesburg, Washington, Utah md Ira Wilder Lynn (8 August 1898) died 2 December 1955.Mary Young Bridgeman was the granddaughter of Virginia plantation owners. Because land was becoming scarce and depleted and conditions crowded, Mary’s parents Polly Davis and Robert Bridgeman sold the land and moved to Coalsville, Lawrence, Ohio, a coal mining center. The family eventually moved to Missouri.While living in Smithville, Missouri, fifteen year old Mary met John Jones Allred, a widowed Mormon with two young daughters from Nauvoo, Illinois. They were married on 23 September 1852. They migrated in a covered wagon in the David H. Cannon Company to Utah in 1861. Mary was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church in June 1891, nine years after her marriage to John.Mary’s family eventually included seventeen children. Six of the boys died before reaching the age of eight. John was called to act as the doctor to the people in the Springdale and later the Shonesburg, Utah areas. Because he received little, if any, pay for his services, Mary and her children had to work hard to provide for the needs of the family.Mary served as Primary president for many years. Relief Society was also dear to her heart and she was a devoted member.After John’s death in 1897, Mary moved with her son Willard Burton “Bert” to homestead along the Shoshone River in Lovell, Wyoming. Mary remained a hard worker and until the last six months of her life enjoyed good health. Typical of women raised in the South, Mary smoked a corn cob pipe and was very superstitious. She was often described as a “good, good lady.”(Marian W.Z. Brinkerhoff, 601 Lane 9, Route 2, Powell, WY 82435, 1-307-754-3042)


Birth:
Sep. 1, 1821Bedford CountyTennessee, USA
Death:
Mar. 16, 1897HatchGarfield CountyUtah, USA
Son of William Allred and Sarah Ann WarrenHusband of Jane Hoops and Mary Young BridgemanA SHORT HISTORY OF JOHN JONES ALLREDSubmitted by Norma L. GoodwinYuba City, CaliforniaJohn Jones Allred, son of William Allred and Sarah Ann Warren, was born September 1, 1821 at Bedford Co., Tenn. Little is known about his youth. On the 4th of Sept. 1845, he married Jane Hoops who passed away just six years later, Oct. 20, 1851, leaving him with two small daughters. A son and daughter preceded their mother in death.It was at the family home in Smithville, Missouri on Sept. 23, 1852 that he married Mary Young Bridgeman, daughter of Robert Bridgeman and Polly Davis Bridgeman. To this union were born ten sons and seven daughters. Six of the children died in infancy.With his family, he arrived in the Salt Lake Valley Aug. 16, 1861, having crossed the plains by ox team and covered wagon under the valley, he was called to southern Utah. This move was made with some reluctance because the garden which they had planted was not quite ready for use when they had to leave.Life in their new home was one of hardship and sacrifice. Afflicted with rheumatism, John Jones was not able to work. His wife and children were compelled to do the farm work in order to sustain themselves. Often times, their store of provender was very low.During the years that John Jones lived in and around Shonesburg, (Washington Co., Utah), he was the only doctor in the region. He was not a medical doctor but very good at healing. Often he was away from home for a week at a time, caring for the sick. The family, who anticipated his homecoming with a bit of food or some other payment, was often disappointed. Many times he received no payment at all because the people whom he served had nothing to give. It would be difficult to say how much suffering was relieved, and how much comfort was given by this kindly old doctor, who set broken bones, pulled teeth, applied mustard plasters, and in numerous ways gave comfort to his patients.For tome time he served as superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a member of the High Priest's Quorum; always paid an honest tithe and was very strict in his observance of the principles of the gospel.He was an ardent admirer of the prophet. He loved to tell about watching Joseph play baseball, or ride his fine horse about the streets of Nauvoo.The Allreds moved to Hatch, Garfield Co., Utah where on March 16, 1898, John Jones Allred departed this life. Those who spoke at his funeral, told of his honest, integrity and devotion to the Gospel.Marriages:1 - Jane Hoops; 4 Sep 1845 dau of Jonathan Hoops and Rebecca Watts2 - Mary Young Bridgeman 23 Sep 1852 dau. of Robert Bridgeman and Polly Davis3 - Marilla Terry;29 Jun 1867 dau of Parshall Terry and Hannah TerryJane HoopsWilliam Lewis AllredSarah Eliza Elvira AllredRebecca Jane AllredMary Elizabeth AllredMary Young BridgemanAlice Virginia AllredJohn Newton AllredHenry Lafayette AllredJames Harden AllredCharles Albert AllredOrson Hyde AllredJoseph Parley AllredAnson Lorenzo AllredGeorge Albert AllredEdward Warren AllredClara Rozetta AllredEvinda Lucille AllredFlorence Ophelia AllredMary Emma AllredAngenetta AllredWillard Burton AllredPolly Amanda Allred



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