She was married to JOEL RICKS on
1 May 1827 in DONALDSON CREEK FARM, TRIGG CO., KENTUCKY. AFTER HE MARRIED
ELEANOR MARTIN, HE REMAINED WITH HIS FATHER WORKING ON THE FARM UNTIL 15 JULY
1829. HE WENT TO THE NEW STATE OF ILLINOIS. HE WENT AS FAR NORTH AS MADISON COUNTY,
WHERE HE FINALLY FOUND A FARM ON SILVER CREEK ABOUT 20 MILES EAST OF ALTON TO
SETTLE ON. HE RETURNED TO KENTUCKY AND BROUGHT BACK FAMILY TO ILLINOIS ON 12
SEPT 1829. ABEL OLIVE, SECURED A FARM A SHORT DISTANCE FROM JOEL. AND HIS COUSIN,
WILLIAM RICKS, SETTLED ON A FARM FURTHER NORTH IN CHRISTIAN CO.
ABOUT 1830, JOEL AND HIS WIFE JOINED THE (CAMPBELLITE) CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WHICH THEY CONTINUED TO AFFILIATE UNTIL THE FALL OF 1840, WHEN MORMON MISSIONARIES CAME INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD PREACHING THEIR DOCTRINES. AFTER A COUPLE OF MEETINGS HE SOON DECIDED TO JOIN THE MORMON CHURCH, AND WAS BAPTIZED ON 6 JUNE 1841.
ON 20 MARCH 1842, JOEL WENT TO NAUVOO, ILLINOIS TO SEE FOR HIMSELF WHAT THE NEW CHURCH ORGANIZATION WAS, AND WHAT MANNER OF MAN WAS JOSEPH SMITH, THE PROPHET WAS. JOEL WAS GREATLY IMPRESSED AND IN AUGUST OF 1845, HE SOLD OUT HIS POSSESSIONS IN MADISON CO., AND IN COMPANY WITH JAMES OLIVE, REMOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO NAUVOO AND WAS THEREAFTER, UP TO THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, IDENTIFIED WITH THE MORMON ORGANIZATION. SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL IN NAUVOO, HE BOUGHT A CITY LOT ON THE PRAIRIE SOME DISTANCE BACK OF THE TEMPLE, FOR A TOWN RESIDENCE, AND ALSO A FARM AT APPANOOSE.
JOEL WITH SEVERAL TEAMS, CROSSED THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT FORT MADISON ON 27 APRIL 1846 AND WAS AMONG THE PIONEERS WHO CROSSED THE TERRITORY OF IOWA. AT REGULARE INTERVALS THE PIONEERS TARRIED FOR A FEW DAYS AND PLOWED AND SOWED LARGE TRACTS OF LAND TO BE HARVESTED BY THOSE WHO SHOULD COME AFTER THEM.
ARRIVING AT THE MISSOURI RIVER NEAR COUNCIL BLUFFS IN JULY, JOEL AND HIS FAMILY MADE A TEMPORARY RESIDENCE ON SILVER CREEK, WHERE HE PLANTED AND HARVESTED A CROP AND MADE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS TO CONTINUE THE JOURNEY WESTWARD. IN 1847, HE SENT ONE OF HIS BEST TEAMS WITH A PIONEER COMPANY WHICH LEFT THE MISSOURI RIVER FOR THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF BRIGHAM YOUNG. THIS COMPANY AFTER MANY HARDSHIPS AND TRIALS REACHED THE VALLEY OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE ON 24 JULY 1847, WHERE THEY FOUNDED SALT LAKE CITY.
JOEL REMAINED AT THE MISSOURI RIVER UNTIL THE SPRING OF 1848, WHEN HE JOINED THE GREAT COMPANY UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF HEBER C. KIMBALL. THIS COMPANY CONSISTED OF 2417 SOULS AND 792 WAGONS AND WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE LARGEST CARAVANS THAT EVER CROSSED THE GREAT PLAINS.
WHILE ON THE ELKHORN RIVER, ABOUT 20 MILES WEST OF OMAHA, THIS COMPANY WAS ATTACKED BY INDIANS. THOMAS E. RICKS AND A NUMBER OF OTHER YOUNG MEN CROSSED THE RIVER ON HORSE BACK TO DRIVE IN SOME CATTLE THAT WERE FEEDING THERE WHEN THE INDIANS OPENED FIRE UPON THEM. THOMAS WAS WOUNDED AND FELL FROM HIS HORSE AND WAS LEFT FOR DEAD BY HIS COMPANIONS. AS SOON AS THE NEWS WAS BROUGHT TO CAMP, JOEL HITCHED UP A TEAM AND CROSSING THE RIVER WENT OUT IN SEARCH OF THE BODY OF HIS SON, SUPPOSING THAT HE HAD BEEN KILLED. AFTER LOOKING AROUND FOR SOME MINUTES HE WAS SET UPON BY TWO INDIANS ON HORSE BACK. AS SOON AS HE SAW THEM HE TURNED HIS HORSES TOWARDS CAMP AND TRIED TO ESCAPE BUT, THEY RODE UP ON EACH SIDE OF HIM AND ONE OF THEM POINTED HIS GUN AT JOEL AND WITH THE MUZZLE 2 OR 3 FEET FROM HIS BODY, PULLED THE TRIGGER, THE GUN MISSED FIRED. THIS WAS REPEATED TWO OR THREE TIMES AND WHEN THE INDIAN FOUND HE COULD NOT KILL HIM, HE DROPPED BACK TO THE REAR OF THE WAGON WHERE HE STOLE A SMALL TRUNK CONTAINING SOME CLOTHING BELONGING TO MRS. RICKS. IT HAD TRANSPIRED THAT THOMAS HAD BEEN RESCUED BY SOME OF HIS COMPANIONS WHO HAD CROSSED THE RIVER AND FINDING HIM LYING IN THE GRASS HAD SUCCEEDED IN CARRYING HIM AWAY. THE WOUNDS THAT HE RECEIVED PROVED VERY SERIOUS AND ONE OF THE BULLETS HE RECEIVED ON THAT OCCASION HE CARRIED IN HIS BODY AS LONG AS HE LIVED. NOT TO DELAY THE COMPANY ANY FURTHER A SPRING WAGON WAS FITTED UP AND THOMAS WAS PLACED IN IT AND WAS CARRIED ALONG IN THE PILGRIMAGE WESTWARD. HE RECOVERED RAPIDLY AND WAS PRETTY NEARLY WELL BEFORE THE COMPANY REACHED THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
JOEL ARRIVED AT THE VALLEY OF THE GREAT SALT LAKE, IN SEPT. HE LOCATED TEMPORARILY AT BOUNTIFUL, ABOUT 12 MILES NORTH OF SALT LAKE CITY. HERE HE ERECTED A SAW MILL AND REMAINED DURING THE WINTER OF 1848\49. IN THE SPRING OF 1849, HE TOOK UP SOME LAND AT THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAINS AT CENTERVILLE, 6 MILES NORTH OF BOUNTIFUL, BUILT A HOME AND RESIDED HERE FOR 9 YEARS. SOON AFTER LOCATING AT CENTERVILLE, HE ENGAGED IN THE TANNING BUSINESS AT FARMINGTON, THE CO. SEAT OF DAVIS CO., 6 MILES NORTH OF CENTERVILLE.
WHILE AT CENTERVILLE, HE PASSED THROUGH THE FAMINE PERIOD CAUSED BY THE GRASSHOPPERS AND CRICKETS. IT WAS THE YEAR OF 1854 THAT THE GRASSHOPPERS CAME.
IN THE SPRING OF 1858, WHEN THE STATE WAS THREATENED WITH INVASION BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY ALL OF THE MORMON SETTLERS LEFT THEIR HOMES AGAIN AND HEADED TOWARDS THE DESERT REGION, TOWARDS MEXICO. JOEL WITH HIS FAMILY WENT WITH THE REST AS FAR AS NEBO, IN JAUB VALLEY. THEY RETURNED IN EARLY JULY, AFTER THE THREAT HAD PASSED.
ON 23 JULY 1859, JOEL TOOK HIS FAMILY AND ARRIVED AT CACHE VALLEY. THEY MADE A TEMPORARY ENCAMPMENT ON THE PRESENT SITE OF THE BRIGHAM YOUNG COLLEGE. THIS FAMILY WAS WITH HIS WIFE, SARAH B. HE DID RETURN AND BROUGHT HIS OTHER FAMILY TO LOGAN AND BUILT THEM A CABIN ON THE BROW OF THE HILL.
IN CONNECTION WITH EZRA T. BENSON AND OTHERS HE BUILT THE FIRST SAW MILL AND GIRST MILL IN LOGAN, HE ALSO ENGAGED IN THE TANNING BUSINESS WHICH AT THAT TIME WAS A VERY IMORTANT INDUSTRY FOR THE EARLY SETTLERS. HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST STOCK HOLDERS OF THE CO-OPERATIVE INSTITUTIONS WHICH WERE ORGANIZED IN 1868, ALSO THE DESERET TELEGRAPH COMPANY, WHICH WAS FORMED ABOUT THE SAME TIME. HE MAINTAINED FOR YEARS A FERRY BOAT ON THE LOGAN RIVER ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE VALLEY, AND LATER BUILT A BRIDGE THERE WHICH HE PRESENTED TO THE COUNTY. HE SERVED AS TREASURER FOR CACHE COUNTY FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.
AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, HIS DESCENDENTS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION NUMBERED 377 SOULS. Children were: THOMAS EDWIN RICKS, LEWIS RICKS, SALLY ANN RICKS, CLARINDA RICKS, TEMPERANCE RICKS, WILLIAM RICKS, JONATHON RICKS, MARY RICKS, JOSIAH RICKS, JOEL MARTIN RICKS, NATHAN RICKS.
He was married to SARAH HARRIS. Children were: CHRISTOPHER MARTIN.
He was married to CAROLINE J. NIELSEN in 1897.
She was married to ALVIN DOUGLAS MOORE in Oct 1970 in CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA. ALVIN WAS ONLY MARRIED TO MITZIE FOR ABOUT 11 MONTHS BEFORE HE DIED.
He was married to MARY ELIZABETH MACLAY on 26 Apr 1876. Children were: MARY CATHERINE MATHER.
She was married to ROBERT 1 (COUNT OF ARTOIS). Children were: BLANCHE .
He was married to UNKNOWN. Children were: YOLANDE MAUCLERC.
She was married to JOHN LE BRUN COUNT de la MARCHE. Children were: ALICE LE BRUN (1).
He was married to PHYLLIS EMMA NIELSEN on 22 Dec 1920 in LOGAN, CACHE CO., UTAH.
He was married to FONTELLA NIELSEN on 29 Apr 1925 in LOGAN, CACHE CO., UTAH.
She was married to THOMAS DE CLARE. Children were: MARGARET DE CLARE.
He was married to EMELINE LONGSPEE. Children were: JULIANA FITZ MAURICE.
She was married to ROBERT ARCHIBALD MAXWELL. Children were: ROBERT BRUCE MAXWELL.
He was married to CHRISTINA HANSE. Children were: ROBERT ARCHIBALD MAXWELL .
He was married to CATHERINE MAXWELL. Children were: ROBERT BRUCE MAXWELL.
He was married to MARY SHARP ASPLING. Children were: RUTH LLOYD MAXWELL.
She was married to HOLMES MACLAY on 19 Jun 1924 in MISSOULA, MISSOULA CO., MONTANA. Children were: MARY JEAN VIRGINIA MACLAY, HOLMES MACLAY JR., HOLMES BRUCE MACLAY.
He was married to ANNA BARBARA STENGER on 13 Feb 1883. Children were: CATHERINE MAXWELL.
She was married to JOHN WILEY LEE in 1890. Children were: JOHN WILLIAM LEE, PEARL LEE, DILL LEE, LESTER LEE, WALKER LEE, KIRKHAM LEE, ROBERT LEE, WAYNE LEE, SHELDON LEE, MABEL LEE, BESSIE LEE.
She was married to WHITE about 1886.
She was married to ANDREW B. NIELSEN.
He was married to LOUISA BUDD.
She was married to CHARLES MILTON MACLAY on 26 Dec 1872.
She was married to EDWARD HARDING. Children were: WILLIAM HARDING .
He was married to CHARLOTTE MOORE on 25 Dec 1901. Children were: STEPHEN LESTER MCARTHUR, SARAH MCARTHUR.
She was married to ANDREW B. NIELSEN on 9 Apr 1896 in LOGAN, CACHE CO., UTAH. Children were: ALEDA NIELSEN, RULON HARLUM NIELSEN, HAROLD MARRINER NIELSEN.
He was married to HARRIET A. OSBORN.
Children were: RYLIE LAUREN ATWOOD.
She was married to ROBERT MCCLUNG on 20 Nov 1885 in STRABANE, TYRONE, ULSTER, IRELAND. Children were: ALICE MCCLUNG, JENNIE MCCLUNG.
Children were: KRISTYN DIANE KENNARD, CARA DAWN KENNARD.
She was married to DAVID RICHARDSON MACLAY on 20 May 1888 in MISSOULA, MISSOULA CO., MONTANA. Children were: DAVID LAMARR MACLAY , HOLMES MACLAY, HELEN ELIZABETH MACLAY, EMILY RICHARDSON MACLAY, CARRIE VIRGINIA MACLAY.
He was married to UNKNOWN . Children were: CARRIE VIRGINIA MCCLAIN.
She was married to JAMES CLIFFORD WALLACE on 1 Dec 1909 in LAWRENCE CO., PENNSYLVANIA.
She was married to ZACKARY TAYLOR ROBINSON on 3 Jan 1872. Children were: ROY HOLMES ROBINSON, SALLIE MACLAY ROBINSON.
He was married to SUSAN MARY SMITH MCCLELLAND on 12 Oct 1876. AFTER MARRYING TO MOVED TO BROWNWOOD, TEXAS Children were: MARY ALGERITA MCCLELLAND, ALFRED ROYALE MCCLELLAND, ROSWELL DeWIT MCCLELLAND , ALICE JASMINE MCCLELLAND, MYRAN HOOKER MCCLELLAND, STEWART MACLAY MCCLELLAND , WINNIFRED VIOLET MCCLELLAND, CLIVE WELLS MCCLELLAND.
He was married to MARY REBECCA PARRY on 28 Sep 1889. Children were: MAUD SNOWDEN MCCLELLAND, FLORENCE EUGENIE MCCLELLAND, THOMAS HAROLD MCCLELLAND, JOSEPH EDGAR MCCLELLAND .
He was married to ELEANOR MARGARET MCCLELLAND on 14 Jan 1878. Children were: JOSEPH HOLMES MCCLELLAND, ANNA BELLE MCCLELLAND, THURMAN DeWIT MCCLELLAND.
He was married to JEAN STALLSMITH.
She was married to EDWIN CLARK MCCLELLAND on 14 Jan 1878. Children were: JOSEPH HOLMES MCCLELLAND, ANNA BELLE MCCLELLAND , THURMAN DeWIT MCCLELLAND.
He was married to MARGARET ELINORE QUIGLEY on 28 Feb 1877. AFER GETTING MARRIED THEY MOVED TO EDENBURG, LAWRENCE CO., PENNSYLVANIA. Children were: ROBERT MACLAY MCCLELLAND.
He was married to MARY HOLMES MACLAY on 10 Dec 1837. THEY MOVED TO EDENBURG, LAWRENCE CO., PENNSYLVANIA AFTER BEING MARRIED. Children were: THOMAS MCCLELLAND, ROBERT MACLAY MCCLELLAND, JOSEPH ALEXANDER MCCLELLAND, JOHN HOLMES MCCLELLAND , ARABELLA ERWIN MCCLELLAND, SUSAN MARY SMITH MCCLELLAND, ELEANOR MARGARET MCCLELLAND , REV. CHARLES SAMUEL MCCLELLAND.
He was married to ANNA MARIA WEST on 15 Jan 1868.
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