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ARMISTEAD, James

ARMISTEAD, James

James Armitstead, son of Thomas Armitstead and Margaret Rawlinson, was born 22 June 1821 at Bentham, Yorkshire, England.

Spouse: Mary Coupe

Married Mary Coupe (born 24 December 1821, Haslingden Grane, Civil Parish of Whalley, Lancashire, England; died 10 February 1901, Pleasant Grove, Utah) on 21 May 1843, Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

Children:

  • Thomas Ellis Armitstead, born 21. February 1845, St. John’s Parish, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Died 1 April 1845, Blackburn, England.
  • Margaret Ann Armitstead, born 15 June 1846, St. John’s Parish, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Married Frederick Thorne (born: 28 April 1842, Harlesden, Willesden Parish, Lancashire, England; died: 22 March 1909, Pleasant Grove, Utah ), 14 December 1868, Salt Lake City. Died 15 December 1927. Buried at Pleasant Grove.
  • James Nephi Armitstead, born 31 October 1848, St. John’s Parish, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Died 27 March 1851 at or near St. Louis, Missouri. Buried at St. Louis
  • Sarah Jane Armitstead, born aboard steamer Alleck Scott, 21 March 1851, on Mississippi River between New Orleans and St. Louis. (Never married.) Died 19 December 1862, Pleasant Grove, Utah.
  • William Henry Armitstead, born 29 January 1854, near Salt Lake City, Utah. Married Mary Elizabeth Harper (born: 28 February 1863, London, England; died: 19 March 1913, Pleasant Grove, Utah) on 8 January 1880, Salt Lake City. Died 24 June 1923. Buried at Pleasant Grove.
  • John Eraser Armitstead, born 17 February 1856, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Married Naomi Bean (born: 11 February 1863, Provo, Utah; died: 11 November 1941, Salt Lake City, buried in Provo) on 8 February 1883, Salt Lake City. Died 25 January 1926.
  • Mary Alice Armitstead, born 29 December 1857, Pleasant Grove. Married David Thomas Thorne (born: 10 December 1850, Kensington Potteries, Nottingdale Parish, Middlesex, England; died 27 January 1930, Pleasant Grove) on 14 Aug 1877, Pleasant Grove. Died 17 December 1882, Pleasant Grove.
  • Addison Coupe Armitstead, born 23 May 1860, Pleasant Grove. Married Metta Mary Jensen (born: 3 July 1867, Spanish Fork, Utah; died 14 September 1943, Copperton, Salt Lake, Utah; buried in Pleasant Grove) on 20 October 1887 at Logan, Cache, Utah. Died 31 January 1898. Buried at Pleasant Grove.
  • Annie Eliza Armitstead, born 22 February 1863. Pleasant Grove. Married David Thomas Thorne (born: 10 December 1850, Kensington Potteries, Nottingdale Parish, Middlesex, England; died 27 January 1930, Pleasant Grove) on 24 March 1886 at Logan, Cache, Utah. Died 29 March 1932, Pleasant Grove. Buried at Pleasant Grove.

James Armistead emigrated from Liverpool aboard the ship Ellen, 8 Jan 1851, and arrived at New Orleans, 15 Mar 1851. Arrived in Salt Lake City, 16 October 1853, in Cyrus H. Wheelock wagon company. Settled at Pleasant Grove in 1856.

James Armitstead was a veterinarian, physician, lawyer, teacher, justice of the peace, school trustee, and city councilman. He filled two missions to La Salle County, Illinois (1852 and 1876-77).

He died 13 November 1905 at Pleasant Grove, and is buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.

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