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Genet gates Bingham

BIRTHDATE: 12 Jan 1836

Livonia, Wayne Co. Michigan

DEATH: 26 Oct 1899

Wilson, Weber Co., Utah

PARENTS: Samuel Gates

Lydia Downer

PIONEER: 21 Sep 1852

Isaac Bullock Wagon Train

SPOUSE: Willard Bingham

MARRIED: 24 Apr 1853

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake. Utah

DEATH SP: 19 Mar 1913

Smithfield, Cache Co., Utah



FloretGenet, 16May 1854

Willard Jr., 30 Oct 1855

Josephine, 9 May 1857

JedediahGrant, 16 0ct 1858

Parley Pratt, 30 Dec 1859

Ida, 9 Feb 1861

Elijah, 2 Jun 1862 (twin)

Elisha, 2 Jun 1862 (twin

Ezra. 7 Jul 1864

Erastus LeGrand, 17 Feb 1866

Lydia Mariah, 29 Feb 1868

Lucinda, 14 Mar 1870

Zilpha Isador. 14 Oct 1871

Nancy Jane, 19 Apr 1876

Emmeretta, 16 Jul 1878

Genet had forefathers who fought in the American Revolutionary War. Her parents were early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and when she was ten years old, her family began moving westward. Her father was a stone mason and would stop from place to place to earn enough supplies to move closer to the Salt Lake Valley. They finally had enough provisions to come to Salt Lake Valley with the Isaac Bullock Wagon Company which arrived on September 21,1852.

A year after her arrival, she married Willard Bingham and settled in Bingham Fort. When the fort was abandoned, they moved to Huntsville for a while, then moved into Ogden, Utah. Genet cared for her family as Willard was called on a mission to California. She worked with him in Monte Cristo in the work camps where the men were building roads to the mill. They later homesteaded land and made Wilson their permanent home where they engaged in farming, dairying, and lumber making. They operated a saw mill in Wheeler Basin and on Monte Cristo.

Genet was the first Relief Society President of Wilson Ward and served as such for nineteen years. She was loved by everyone in the community. If anyone had sickness, they came for her help before they would send for the doctor as she was a natural nurse and studied everything available.

Her husband married two more women and departed to Mexico to help the Mormon colonization of that area. Genet assumed responsibility for the welfare of her fifteen children from then on until her death in 1899.


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