Sunday, October 23, 2011

William Allred & Sarah Ann "Sally" Warren 4G Grandparents

William Allred (Taken from this Website:

(1790 - 1841)

Submitted by: Faun Patterson

Written by: Wallace P. Allred (William, William, Thomas)

Following are excerpts from a history of William Allred (brother of Isaac and James) written by Wallace P. Allred.

William Allred was born 19 Jan 1790, Franklin County, Georgia to William Allred and Elizabeth Thrasher. He married Sarah Warren, 5 March 1813 in Tennessee.

After leaving Bedford County, TN, the three Allred brothers and their families settled on the Salt River in Monroe County, Missouri. They later joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called Mormon Church or LDS Church) and a branch of the Church was organized and called the Salt River Branch.

These families and all other members of the LDS Church were persecuted and driven from place to place because of their beliefs and suffered many hardships.

William was a Captain in the Militia to try and keep peace and order, which made it necessary to be away from home, leaving Sarah to care for the family, the animals and to work in the fields.

On one occasion, trouble was brewing in Diahman and mobs were gathering to attack Mormon settlements in the area. On Sunday, Sept. 9, 1838, Captain William Allred took a company of ten mounted men and went to intercept a team and wagon carrying guns and ammunition sent from Richmond to the mob in Davis County. They took the three men who were in charge and the supplies to Far West where the men were placed in custody.

Captain Allred acted under the Civil Authorities in Caldwell who issued the writ for securing the arms and arresting the carriers.

This was good news to the inhabitants but made William a marked man. In November 1838, the Diahman Saints were expelled from Davis County by General Wilson of the Missouri State Militia. Again they left their homes, their crops and herds to go to Far West, Caldwell County. In this action thirty lost their lives, with about one hundred missing and about sixty taken prisoner and delivered to Richmond Prison. Among those taken prisoners were many Church leaders, William Allred and Martin C. Allred, the son of James Allred.

Sunday, November 11, 1838, the Prophet Joseph Smith wrote: "While in Richmond we were under the charge of Colonel Price of Charlton County, who allowed all manner of abuses to be heaped upon us. During this time my afflictions were great and our situation was truly painful."

It was winter and the Saints had agreed to leave Far West and Diahman areas and try to recoup in Quincy, Illinois. The exodus began Feb 6th with William and his family a part of this with virtually all they possessed - to being again.

From Quincy they went to Nauvoo where, for their protection, William was given a new field of labor in Pike County, Illinois. He was ordained a Bishop by Hyrum Smith to preside over the Saints in Pleasant Vale, a small community west of Pittsfield, Pike County, Ill.

William was returning to his field of labor, after attending conferences in Nauvoo, when he was met by a mob and badly beaten. It is recorded that he died July 1841 in Quincy from injuries he suffered in that beating.

He left eleven children ranging in age from twenty-six to one year and a wife expecting a child who died at birth in 1842.

With the help of his brother, James, the family stayed together after the Nauvoo expulsion and most journeyed by wagon or cart to the Salt Lake Valley.

He was a loving husband and father, a hard worker and a brave and noble man.

My great grandfather was John Jones Allred, the second son of William. John Came west with David H. Cannon Company in 1861 and settled in Springdale, Washington County area. In 1868 his wife, Mary Bridgman, gave birth to my grandfather, Edward Warren Allred.
The following is an affidavit sworn by William concerning the destruction of his property by the mobs in Missouri.  Taken from

I William Allred and family Left the state of Tenesee & Moved to the State of Missouri in the year 1836 I then Entered in the County of Ray 353 acres of Congress Land I was then obliege to Leave my Land the Same Season with the Mormons Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints of which I was a member ware obliege to Leave the Counties of Ray & Clay & Moved to the County of Caldwell I then Entered & bought in Caldwell County 240 acres of Land Lived in peace utill the Summer of 1838 the mob there a rose & Commenced there depridations upon the inhabitants of Caldwell & there was one Continual Scene of war until Govoner Boggs Issued an Exterminating order the Millitia was then ordered out they encamps near our town we gave ware obliege to give up our guns & took us prisoners the Militia quartered in our town & in our houses and stabled there horses in my houses 3 in number they killed our Cattle our hogs & Sheep fed our Corn plunder our houses Stole our property the Commanding officer Gen. Clark then Cald us together & Selected forty Seven of which I was one they Shut us up in a Storehouse until the next morning the took us to Richmond in Ray County & Shut us up in an open Corthouse where we Suffered much in hunger & cold we ware then put on trial haveing ben Charged with evry high Crime the trial Continued about fifteen days then they Exhonerated about 23 of which I was one on acount of the order of the Govener I was obliege to Leave the State to Save my life & my family for which I was obliege to Sell part of my Land at any price they please to give, three of my Boys being on were Business were taken by the Militia & kept in there possesion Some few days the part of my Land that I Sold I was obliege to give up my Duplicates –William Allred. Sworn to before A. Brown, J.P., Pike County, IL 10 Jan 1840.

Here is some family history taken from the Allred Family Organization website at this link. This was a son of William and Sally:
Isaac Newton ALLRED (01020608)
Allred Progenitors: (William, William, Thomas)

Born: 03/25/1830 Bedford Co., TN
Died: 11/01/1917 Clyde, ID
Submitted by: Sharon Allred Jessop 02/22/1999

Compiled by Tessie J. Pyper

(For thirty years, I have searched for information on this great, great, grandfather of mine. Many questions still remain unanswered. The following is what I have been able to find.)

ISAAC NEWTON ALLRED, son of William Allred and Sarah Ann Warren, was born Mar. 25, 1830, Bedford Co., Tenn. His family were old Southerners and wealthy planters. It has been said that Isaac N. was literally a “slave driver” on his father’s plantation. His family joined the Mormon Church in the early days, and went through the persecutions in Missouri and Illinois. His father and mother died and in 1861, the family came to Utah in Capt. David Cannon’s company of 64 wagons.

In 1849, Isaac N. married Julia Ann Brown, who was born in Pike Co., Ill. Nov. 26, 1833, daughter of Cornelius Brown and Mary Ann Cox. They lived in Illinois for about three years, then moved to Missouri. In 1858, they were back in Illinois, where their fifth child was born. After their sixth child was born in 1860, they removed to Iowa, intending to join the Saints in Salt Lake City. They stayed at Florence two weeks, waiting for the wagon train to leave. His daughter, Serilda Jane, says that she was just nine years old at the time and was ill all the way to Utah. She said that once the Indians stampeded the train and an old man was thrown from his wagon and killed.

Upon arriving in Utah, Isaac N. located with his family at Spring City where he bought a small tract of land, located at Third North and First East, and engaged in farming. He served as a city alderman of Spring City for three terms. He took part in the Black Hawk Indian War, serving as adjutant, and was in several skirmishes with the Indians. He made a trip to Green River while on active duty.

Soon after 1875, Isaac N. and his brother James Anderson Allred, among others, moved to Chester, Utah. The Indian troubles had not ceased when these pioneers first came there, and they never knew when their lives or property was safe from the Indians bullets and arrows. On July sixth and seventh, 1877, a co-op store was started in Chester, with Redick Newton Allred as president, and Isaac N. as superintendent. Two of his children were born in Chester in 1875 and 1876. His last child was born somewhere “in Sanpete Co.” He and his wife had a total of 14 children. His daughter, Serilda Jane, said that, “in 1873, the Spotted Fever broke out, taking five children in five months.” I have been able to find only one of these children’s graves. Where are the other buried? Where in Sanpete County were they living from 1867 to 1875? They had three children born during those years, and the records just say “in Sanpete County.” The one grave is located in the old Pioneer Cemetery in Spring City.

Isaac N. played the fiddle and entertained at dances and other social affairs. His fiddle is now on display at the Fairview, Utah Museum, donated by a grandson.

About 1880, Isaac and his family moved back to Spring City, for he was elected Justice of the Peace for the 1882-83 term, and elected again 1884-85. His wife, Julia Ann, died Nov. 20, 1898 in Spring City and is buried in the City Cemetery west of the City. There is room for her other children to have been buried there also, but the only marker is for her.

In this same year, he began buying and shipping produce and moved to Gunnison, Utah, where he owned a confectionary business. According to family legend, he once owned and operated a saloon in Christianburg, Utah, located just east of Gunnison, but no one from that area has ever heard of him being there, nor have they heard of his saloon. However, I have a set of stemmed bar glasses that were handed down to me with the admonition, “Remember, Tessie, these were used in your great, great, grandfather Isaac Newton Allred’s saloon in Christianburg.” This now forgotten part of his past seems lost to me. Did he live in Gunnison or did he once have a home in Christianburg where his saloon was located? How long did he operate this business?

Christianburg was first settled in 1873 by three Christensen brothers and descendants of these men still live there. In the 1880's it was known for the fruit produced there but this enterprise soon declined. The remains of an old chalk mine and roller mill, (which burned in 1920) are still visible. If there ever was a center to this town, it was divided by the new route of Highway 89. At one time, the settlers endeavored to build a large canal from Nine Mile Reservoir, through Christianburg on the north end and into Gunnison. They got as far as Christianburg, but it proved to be too large an undertaking, so the project was abandoned. The remnants of the canal can still be seen. Thirty-five thousand sheep once passed through the “Shearing Corral”, located on the old Vorhee’s homestead, on an entrance to Antelope Valley. This was “sheep country” and each year, sheep were brought from the West Desert, after wintering there, to be sheared.

Large and small herds were brought through Gunnison Valley to the southwest, around Chalk Hill, and up through Antelope Valley from the northwest, to the Shearing Corral. The area was also known for a popular Cotsword Merino breed of sheep. Some sheep are still kept on the Vorhee’s Ranch and other ranches in the area, but the main crops are alfalfa and grain. The Broken Arrow Ranch raises horses and cattle.

Whatever happened to this once-thriving small community, where the railroad had a spur to pick up the many large wool sacks; where there was once a schoolhouse, (now torn down), and where a chalk mine and roller mill once flourished? Some deserted old homes could tell us stories. Where did the people re-locate? Perhaps, to Manti or Gunnison or other communities where their future was more assured? I believe my ancestor Isaac Newton Allred was part of the history of Christianburg, but perhaps, I will never prove it.

The children of Isaac Newton Allred and wife, Julia Ann Brown were: a daughter who was born and died as an infant, Serilda Jane, John Warren, Mary Ann, Martha Louisa, Lucy Ellen, Julia Ette, Sarah Sephronia, Isaac N. Jr., Hannah Rosetta, Francis Violet, Elzina, Albert Marion and William Walter. We only have a record of six children surviving childhood, marrying, and having children of their own. They were: Serilda Jane who married John Blain Jr., John Warren who married Sina Margaret Jensen, Mary Ann who married Walter Barney, Sarah Sephronia, who married Louis Alex Justesen, Elzina who married James Solomon Covert, and Albert Marion who married Martha Marana Black first, and married second, Margaret Jane Fullmer.

Isaac N. died Nov. 1917, Clyde, Idaho and is buried there in a small “boothill cemetery”. Clyde, Idaho is no longer on the map. Many years ago I sent to Idaho for his death record, but they could find no record of death or burial. I know great grandmother Serilda Jane went to Idaho to attend his funeral. She brought my father back a small China dog. My father, Jesse Odell Blain, told me that Isaac N. was living with his daughter Mary Ann Barney, when he died, and thought he was buried at Mackie or Blackfoot, Idaho. Dad says he may have died there, too.
This is another son of William and Sarah Ann Warren (not my direct ancestor who was John Jones Allred, but his brother).


Submitted By: Kathleen Pace Boyd (more stories by this author)
Upon the death of James' father, William Allred, James assumed the responsibility of supporting his mother and brothers and sisters. On January 30, 1844 James married Elizabeth Parkis. Their first son Stephen Henry Allred was born January 17, 1846, in Pike Co., Iii. (Stephen is my great-grandfather and his daughter Hettie Florence Allred Pace is my grandmother ). James and Elizabeth also had a second son William who died at birth.

Early in the marriage of James and his wife they operated a stage coach inn, which was very successful and was located in Pike County, Ill,

After selling the business they invested their money into farm land, which value increased and became very profitable for them.

In 1853 the family moved to Fremont County, Iowa and obtained more valued farm land and eventually owned farms in several states and became financially independent.

James. finally made the decision to join the rest of his Latter-day-Saint family members in Utah. His wife and friends objected with his plan to leave Iowa but his wife finally agreed to accompany him to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she then joined the church.

James and his family arrived in Salt Lake City June 2, 1861 where he was ordained an Elder and was called by the church leaders to go to Sanpete County in May, 1865 to help develop that territory. Through the influerce of his Allred relations and Apostle Orson Hyde he settled in what is now Spring City, Utah.

James engaged in farming and stock raising and during the Black Hawk Indian War lost a great deal of stock.

He became First Counselor to Bishop Frederick Olsen. (He was ordained a High Priest by his uncle James Allred, who was the Patriarch).

On Sept. 3, 1882 James was ordained a Bishop to preside over the

James was quite active in community affairs was the first Mayor of Spring City after its incorporation in 1870. On Nov. 5, 1878 he resigned to accept the position of Probate Judge. He also served on the board of County Commissioner. James helped organize the Spring City Co-op store and was manager for 29 years. He also served a mission for the LDS church.

Like others of the time he believed in and practiced plural marriage?. having three wives.

In 1874 he built one of the finest houses in Spring City, the house was two storms, the building materials had to be freighted in from Nephi, it is still standing today and is most attractive.

A physical description of James would be that he was approximately 6, tall, around 160 lbs, stood erect, had brown, hair, a beard, quite ambitious, was fairly we1thy for the time.
James passed away at the age of 84 in Spring City, Utah.

Children of 1st Wife:
STEPHEN HENRY, b. 17 Jan 1846, Pike Co., Illinois. Md. 1st, Hettie Frost, 10 Feb 1867. Md. 2nd, Joanna Bena Petersen, 19 Jun 1874.
WILLIAM, b. 19 Oct 1862. D. 19 Oct 1862 (stillborn), Salt Lake City, Utah.

Children 2nd wife:
MARY OPHELIA, b. 4 Jul 1868, Spring City, Utah. Md. 10 Sep 1891, George Sigried Backman. D. 2 Oct 1930, Salt Lake City, Utah.
JAMES CARLOS, b. 23 Sep 1870, Spring City, Utah. Md. 26 Apr 1899, Ruth A. Justesen. D. 28 Jul 1919.
LOLA JANE, b. 6 Jan 1873, Spring City, Utah. Md 13 Nov 1895, John Frank Justesen. D. 26 Jan 1950.
JOSEPH DELOS, b. 1 Dec 1874, Spring City, Utah. Md 23 Jul..., Letitia Beckstrom. D. 22 Apr 1899.
MARTHA AMELIA, b. 24 Jun 1876, Spring City, Utah. Md 2 Apr 1897, James William Anderson. D. 1 Dec 1963.
JOHN ARTHUR, b. 30 May 1881, Spring City, Utah. Md 1st, 7 Jul 1909, Elva Clyde Larsen. Md 2nd 11 Nov 1932, Ruth Henderson.

Children of 3rd wife:
WILFORD MILTON, b. 22 Aug 1881, Spring City, Utah. Md 18 Jun, 1902 Virginia Acord
D. 24 Aug. 1931


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