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Samuel Lewis

Born: 27 Oct 1829, Simpson Co., Kentucky

Parents: Tarlton and Malinda Gimlin Lewis

Died: 1 Sep 1911, Phoenix, Arizona

Arrived in Valley: Dec 1847, Mormon Battalion Co.


Married: Sarah Jane Huntsman

Date: 1 Jan 1854, Parowan, Utah

Born: 5 Apr 1834, Steuben Co., Indiana

Parents: James William and Hannah Davis Huntsman


Samuel was the oldest son of Tarlton and Malinda. They were apparently members of the Church when he was young, as they moved to Missouri with the saints when he was about nine years old. His father and Uncle were hurt and Samuel remembered the bullets flying around him.

After the families moved to Nauvoo, Samuel learned the trade of stone cutter and mason work, while helping build the temple. He later helped build the St. George, Salt Lake, and Manti Temples.

Samuel enlisted in the Mormon Battalion at the age of 16 and was next to the youngest volunteer. Upon his discharge, he walked to Salt Lake, where he found his father. He was the first man to carry the mail from Salt Lake to San Francisco.

In 1852 he helped move his parents to Parowan. He was made counselor to his father, who was bishop. Samuel was the first sheriff of Beaver County. He owned and operated the first grain cutting machine in Beaver and Iron Counties.

After his marriage, they continued to live in Parowan where four children were born. Then they moved to Minersville where six were born and then two more in Panguitch. While Samuel cut stone for the various temples, his sons worked his farm and cattle.

In 1881 they moved to Smithville, and later to Pima, Arizona, where they were one of the first settlers. In 1886 he moved to Thatcher, Arizona, to homestead. He and Sarah Jane separated. She kept the house and he wandered around, living with first one child and then another.

He was described as a tall, slender, well built man who loved to walk and garden. His last years were unhappy ones. He later lost one eye in an accident when a piece of stone entered it. He also ruptured himself while moving a large stone. In order to get the care he needed, he was put in a hospital in Phoenix, where he died.



SAMUEL EDWARD, b. 17 Jul 1854, Parowan, Utah. Md. 8 Apr 1881, Daphne Jane Hamblin. D. 25 Jul 1 932, New Mexico.

ORSON JAMES, b. 18 Dec 1855, Parowan, Utah. Unmarried. D. 14 Feb 1860, Parowan, Utah.

KETURAH HANNAH, b. 25 Sep 1857, Parowan, Utah. Md. 1 Jan 1876, Alfred Baker. D. 11 Apr 1939, Thatcher, Arizona.

MARY ELLEN, b. 9 May 1859, Parowan, Utah. Md. 3 May 1874, Don Carlos Judd. D. 31 Dec 1928, St. Johns, Arizona.

OLIVER, b. 4 Mar 1861, Minersville, Utah. Md. 15 Jun 1885, Viola Maria Mathis. D. 5 Mar 1947, Brigham City, Utah.

ADELBERT, b. 17 Nov 1863, Minersville, Utah. Unmarried. D. 9 Oct 1935.

LAURA, b. 16 Jan 1865, Minersville, Utah. Md. 1 Nov 1882, Peter Howard McBride. D. 25 Dec 1954, Glenbar, Arizona.

MALINDA GIMLIN, b. 10 Sep 1866, Minersville, Utah. Md. 7 Nov 1882, Francis Winfred Moody. D. 28 Jul 1902, Central, Arizona.

JOSEPH TARLTON, b. 30 Jun 1868, Minersville, Utah. Unmarried. D. 26 Oct 1890, Ramah, New Mexico.

SARAHLAVIRA,b. 16Jan 1870,Minersville,Utah.Md. 1st, 14 Jan 1885, James Knox Polk Pipkin. Md. 2nd, 17 Nov 1897, Robert Lee McBroom. D. 4 Oct 1960, Globe, Arizona.

LULA JANE, b. 22 Apr 1873, Panguitch, Utah. Md. 24 May 1892, Oscar George Layton. D. 19 Nov 1946, Mesa, Arizona.

BERTHA MARIAH, b. 5 Apr 1875, Panguitch, Utah. Md. 27 Sep 1891, Samuel Edwin McClellan. D. 4 Apr 1962, Mesa, Arizona.


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