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Mary Ann ELLIS

Female 1855 - 1936  (80 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann ELLIS 
    Born 3 Aug 1855  Melksham,Wilshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Mar 1936  Pleasentview,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mary Ann was baptized a membger of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Oscar Lyons, 1864 in England. She had a beautiful singing voice and loved to sing the songs of Zion. She was also a very religious child and loved to hear the church aurthorties tell about the Church.

      The Edmund Ellis gamily started for America in 1867, in a sailing vessel with Captain Thatcher at the head.

      After arriving the Pennsylvania they looked up an uncle who had promised her father work. But when he learned they had become members of the Church, he refused to help them.

      In the Spring of 1868, with the aid of the Perpetual Emigration fund, they began their trek across the Plains with the Simpson A. Molen Wagon Company.

      Mary Ann's mother was not well, leaving the burden of taking care of the children upon Mary Ann's shoulders. The only time she rode in the wagon was when they crossed the rivers. Other than that, she walked the entire distance, arriving in Utah in September 1868.

      Her family settle in Weber County at Pleasant View, Utah. She met and married Wilford Elisha Cragun in the Endowment House.

      Mary Ann was stricken with cancer after the birth of her twelth child in 1892. She received a special blessing from Wilford Wood at this time, and with the help of Dr. Hohn Riggs in Provo, Utah, the cancer was completely cured.

      Her husbanddied when her youngest child was two years old, but she courageously carried on with the help of her older children.

      She was one of the early members of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

      ( Husband; Wilford Elisha Cragun was the 1st whit child born in Pleasent View, WEber Co., Utah so he was given the privilege of Naming the community Pleasent View. He served a mission someone poisoned him while on his mission He helped to bring irrigation water into the community for irrrigation purposes.
    Person ID I30451326  Hill Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2010 

    Father Edmund ELLIS 
    Mother Sarah Grace BARNABY,   b. 10 Apr 1832, Trowbridge,Witshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1904, North Ogden,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1854  Melksham,Wiltshire,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14613221  Group Sheet

    Family Willford Elisha CRAGUN,   b. 4 Dec 1852, Diss Norfolk,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1896, Pleasentview,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Feb 1871 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Ann CRAGUN,   b. 15 Oct 1871, Pleasentview,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1961, Ogden,Weber County,Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Sarah Susan CRAGUN,   b. 7 Feb 1873,   d. 7 Feb 1874  (Age 1 years)
     3. Wilford Simeon CRAGUN,   b. 13 Apr 1875
     4. Julia Amelia CRAGUN,   b. 2 Apr 1877
     5. May (Mahala) CRAGUN,   b. 13 Aug 1878
     6. Mormon CRAGUN,   b. 23 Jan 1880
     7. Edmund CRAGUN,   b. 19 Mar 1882
     8. Wiley Moroni CRAGUN,   b. 15 May 1884
     9. Rachel Eliza CRAGUN,   b. 15 Jan 1886,   d. 15 Jan 1886  (Age 0 years)
     10. Pearl CRAGUN,   b. 28 Jul 1887
     11. James Hyrum CRAGUN,   b. 28 Nov 1889
     12. Violet Grace CRAGUN,   b. 2 Aug 1892
     13. Eva Lilliam CRAGUN,   b. 3 Dec 1894
    Family ID F14612984  Group Sheet