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Mary Ann Barnard Coolbear

BIRTHDATE: 4 May 1806

Tollesbury, Essex, England

DEATH: 12 Aug 1868

Morgan, Morgan Co., Utah

PARENTS: John Barnard

Ellanor Reynolds

PIONEER: Oct 1862

John R. Murdock Wagon Train

SPOUSE: John Coolbear

MARRIED: 24 Sep 1832

DEATH SP: 10 Mar 1882

Union Warehouse, Mundon,

Essex, England



Ellen, 25 Jun 1833

Caroline (Ager), 16 Mar 1835

Emily, 9 Jul 1837

John Jr., 29 Dec 1839

Sarah, 1841

David, 22 Aug 1843

At age twenty-six, Mary Ann married John Coolbear, September 24, 1832. They lived on a farm at Mundon. They became the parents of six children and all were christened in the Church of England in Mundon. These children were-grown before the Mormon Elders knocked on the door of their home.

Mary Ann received baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints June 18, 1854. On May 14, 1862, she boarded the ship, "William Tapscott," for Zion. Her son David came with her. John had followed her in baptism but he lost interest in the Church and never did come to America.

The ship docked at the mouth of the Hudson River June 24, 1862. They traveled by railroad and steamboat to Winter Quarters. The last part of the journey, they accompanied Captain John R. Murdock's Ox-Team to Utah.

They arrived in Centerville, Utah, September 27, 1862, and stayed with her daughter Caroline who had preceded them in 1859.

After a few months, Mary Ann, her son David, her daughter, Caroline, son-in-law John Ager and grandchild settled in Morgan, Utah.

Mary Ann died August 12,1868, at age sixty-two, and was buried in Morgan, Utah, only six years after she arrived in Utah.

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