Saturday, April 02, 2011

David Penrod & Temperence Keller 4G Grandparents

David Penrod
Birth: Jan. 9, 1815 Illinois, USA

Death: Feb. 26, 1872 Provo Utah County Utah, USA (Buried in Provo, Utah, Cemetery)
Son to Lewis and Polly Penrod. David and Temperance had 13 children, 7 boys and 6 girls.

Written by Mary P. Young

David was born 9 January 1815, in Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, son of Lewis and Polly Beggs Penrod. He married Temperance Hinkle Keller. She was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, 17 November 1817.
A study of the Federal Census records shows us that David's grandfather, Samuel Penrod Sr., came to Illinois sometime before 1817. The family is not listed in the 1812 Census, so it was between those dates when they came.
David's father, Lewis, was married to Polly Beggs and his mother's name was Polly, but we do not know her maiden name. This Polly was the wife of Samuel Penrod Sr.; there are eight Penrod heads of families listed in the 1818 Census for Union County, Illinois. According to the group sheet we have for Samuel's father, John Penrod Sr., they seem to be brothers of Samuel Penrod Sr. David joined the Mormon Church and was a very intelligent and religious man; he accepted the Gospel in all its fullness, lived it, and taught it to his family.
Temperence Keller Penrod-
Birth: Nov. 18, 1817 Rowan County North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1893 Provo Utah County Utah, USA

Temperance Keller

When the saints decided to go west Temperance and David had six children, all born in Union, Illinois. Two more children were born to them in Hancock, Iowa. As mob violence and persecution became greater, their lives were in danger from day to day. They began getting things together to start the long trek to the Promised Land, where there were no mobs or persecution. David was a wagon maker by profession. When they arrived at the Missouri River and many of the saints who had started the journey with ill prepared wagons and outfits, were held up because of broken parts, mostly wheels and ties, he was asked to remain there and repair them so the Saints could continue West. Temperance and David remained here for about a year after which they joined the Orson Hyde Company of 1849 and resumed the journey.

On the way to Utah they buried Soloman by the roadside. They covered him in a grave with rocks and sagebrush so the coyotes and Indians couldn't find it. During the journey Temperance became very ill with Cholera, in fact, she was so very ill they did not expect her to recover, so the wagon train moved on without them, leaving one man and woman to take care of her and the family. Through their great faith and prayers to their Heavenly Father, she was restored to health and was soon able to travel and they were able to catch up with the company. They arrived in Utah with the Company in 1849. They remained in Salt Lake for about a year, and then came with other families to Provo, moving into the Old Fort. While living at the Fort another son was born. They named him David Nephi

Later they moved to their own home, a four roomed adobe house located between 35th and 4th West Streets on Center Street in Provo. In this house it is presumed that the other four children were born.

David was a stock raiser and farmer. He kept sheep and after the shearing was done Temperance would wash the wool and prepare it, then spin it into year to make stockings, shawls, and other things for her family and also very often for needy families. It is said by neighbors and people far and near that Temperance was an Angel of Mercy. She went out in all kinds of weather to help the sick, taking with her food and medicine for the needy. In fact, she was in a way a mid-wife. She was slways generous with others and would willingly share food and clothes with those not so fortunate as she.

During her life she was afflicted with asthma. After the death of her daughter Olive, who was married to George Meldrum, she took their infant daughter and raised her. After the death of her husband, and when the children were all married, it was lonesome for her living so far away from them, so they all piched in a built her a two roomed house on a piece of land between Nephi and Amasa's homes. The boys built the new house for her without her knowing they were building it. When it was completed with paint and everything, they went to her home and said, "wouldn't you like to go for a ride"? Indeed she did, but the ride lasted so long she finally asked if it wasn't time to be getting home. In the meantime the others had moved her belongings to her new house. Imagine her joy and surprise when they took here to her new home.

The home her sons built for her still stands at 12th North between University Avenue and First East. She lived her for the remainder of her days. She is buried in the Provo City Cemetary
Information was sent to Diane Hawkins by Fran Ward from California
1817 born Rowan Co, North Carolina
1830 Census Union Co, IL
1832 Married David Penrod Union Co, IL
1840 Census Union Co, IL Baptized
1880 Census Provo, Utah Co,Utah
1893 Death Provo, Utah Co, Utah
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Parents:  Abraham Keller (1783 - 1854) and Sarah Hinkle Keller (1785 - 1826)
Spouse:  David Penrod (1815 - 1872)*
Children:  William Lewis Penrod (1832 - 1916)*  Soloman Penrod (1834 - 1849)* Elizabeth Penrod Wall (1836 - 1925)*  Sarah Evelyn Penrod Prescord (1840 - ____)* Christiana Penrod Smith (1842 - 1902)*
Israel Penrod (1843 - 1910)* Abraham Penrod (1844 - 1893)* Polly Elmina Penrod (1847 - 1848)* David  Nephi Penrod (1850 - 1915)* Temperance Penrod Evans (1852 - 1934)* Minerva Olive Penrod  m (1855 - 1879)* Ephraim Penrod (1857 - 1865)* Amasa Lyman Penrod (1858 - 1953)* *Point here for  on
Burial: Provo City Cemetery Provo Utah County Utah, USA Plot: Block 3, Lot 10


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