Just for information and as a bit of clarification, this is my Great Grandfather, the author of this history Viola P. Grice would be my first cousin, once removed…I cleaned up a few but not all of the spelling errors but like this history as it ties me to this man and to Southern Utah, it also shows the range of progeny as I never knew this cousin, she was born 26 years before me and has since passed. My family from him started when he was 78 and his 3rd spouse 28. Since moving to Southern Utah, I have met many much older family members who are a full generation removed from him because of their relationship through his 1st or 2nd spouses respectively.
Attached is a photo of my Great Grandparents with one of their children (Possibly my grandfather George Kerry Allphin).
Submitted by Will Allphin, Cotton Mission Chapter
Israel Dodge Allphin was born in Vienna, Davis County, Kentucky, the 3rd of September in 1814, to Martha Taylor and Shelton Allphin. He had an older brother, Ransom, and three younger brothers, Hyrum H., Ruben Reed, and John H., and a young sister Elizabeth. The children were all born in Kentucky, except for Elizabeth, who was born in Nashville, Tennessee.
Israel married Burnetta Collins, the daughter of Phoebe Browthy and Benjamin Collins, the 5th of September, 1833, at the age of 19. Their first child, Benjamin Shelton, was born in Payson, Adams County, Illinois, in 1835. While living in Payson the Allphin’s had three more children, John Henry, born 28 October 1837; Joshua Horton, born 16 January 1841; and Martha Jane, born 3 march 1844.
Israel joined the LDS Church and was baptized 9 December 1840. Shortly after the birth of Joshua, Burnetta was also baptized on 25 February 1841. Payson is about 55 miles from Nauvoo. It is sure that Israel knew the Prophet Joseph Smith, and he was living in Payson at the time of the martyrdom of the Prophet.
The Allphin’s moved to Walker, Madison County, Texas, sometime between 1844 and 1846. Israel’s father, Ransom Allphin, was ill and died 8 August 1845. This is the reason the family had moved to Texas so they could be close to his mother and help her. While they lived in Texas the Allphin’s were the parents of four more children: Ransom William, born 12 July 1847; Jasper, born in 1848; Mary Emily, born 6 May 1849; and Sarah Ann Eliza, born 19 February 1853. In early 1857, the Allphin’s joined a company of Saints coming to Utah.
They came in a handcart company. In this same company were the William Coldiron family; a William Wallace Dammeron (Susan Coldiron’s cousin), who later married Israel’s daughter, Martha Jane (who died at the age of 15 after they reached the valley); the John Moody family; and the Collins family. There were about 10 families in all.
William Coldiron was bitten by a poisonous snake while on a scouting trip to find a crossing for the handcarts and livestock. He died several days later. His wife, Susan, was expecting a baby at the time and, with her other three children to care for, she was helped by the other members of the company. Susan’s oldest son, William Henry, age 6, died about a month later as they continued their journey across the plains. Israel’s wife, Burnetta, was also expecting a child, and I am sure the two women helped and comforted each other as they traveled.
The travel was very hard on everyone but especially on the women in their condition. Finally as the company reached Big Sandy, Wyoming, Burnetta had a son, Israel Dodge, born 20 August 1857. Susan Coldiron was a midwife and helped with the birth. The company reached the Salt Lake Valley in late 1857. Shortly afterward Susan had a son. William Wesley Coldiron was born 1 January 1858. He died about one month later.
Shortly after reaching the Valley Israel took Susan Coldiron to see President brigham young and told him of Susan’s situation. President Young asked Israel if he had been married in polygamy, and when he said no President Young asked him if he would be willing to marry Susan and raise her children. Israel, Burnetta, and Susan talked it over and agreed to this arrangement. Israel married Susan Emeline Dammeron Coldiron 28 February 1858, and then was sealed to Burnetta and Susan in the Endowment House, 17 March 1858. Susan was the daughter of Sarah McCormick and Constanine Ladd Dammeron and was born 26 August 1833.
At the time of the marriage Israel was 44 years old, Burnetta was 40 years old, and Susan was 25 years old. On 20 May 1857, President Buchanan issued his exterminating order and the U.S. Army was sent to Utah to rid the territory of Brigham Young and Porter Rockwell. The army consisted of the Fifth Infantry and eight companies of the Tenth Infantry, supported by 12 artillery pieces.
Porter Rockwell found out about the army and threat they were on their way to suppress the “Mormon rebellion”. He arrived back in the Valley to warn the people and found that everyone was in the canyon celebrating their arrival in the Valley just 10 years before. The army was harassed every chance that the Legionnaires got. President Young sent word to the commander of the infantry, Edmunt B. Alexander, that he was forbidden from entering the valley.
The mormon battalion was able to harass the army every step of the way through the canyons and were able to keep them from entering the valley. The army had fired upon the Mormons but the Mormons were given orders not to fire upon the army at any time. Finally the army decided that they would have to return to the burned out Fort Bridger for the winter.
The winter of 1857-58 was unusually severe, even for that region of severe winters, and the snowfall was uncommonly heavy. However, in the Salt Lake Valley there was little snow. Instead, there was a gentle rain. The Allphin’s and their friends and families had just arrived in the Valley ahead of the army. It must have been very discouraging to travel all that way to find that even here they were being persecuted for their faith.
That winter was a very uncertain time for all the people as they continued to prepare to defend themselves and their families from the army that had sworn to destroy them. All of the people of the valley left their homes as the army entered the canyon with the intention of burning everything they had worked so hard for rather than being driven out for the mobs to again gain from their loss. Finally after the army had marched through the city and out to where they were to camp the Saints began to return to their homes again. This was on 5 July 1858.
Now Israel and his families could again think of setting up permanent homes and raising their children. Burnetta had a daughter, Burnetta, born in 1859 in Salt Lake City. This was to be her last child. She was the mother of 10 children. Little Burnetta died when still a child. Susan had a son, Joseph Warren, born 3 November 1859, and a daughter, Susan Emeline, born 29 March 1861, in Salt Lake City.
Meanwhile President Brigham Young, in an attempt to carry out his plan to make the Saints self-supporting, heard that there had been a successful attempt at growing cotton and had sent a group of converts who had just arrived in the Valley from Texas in 1857 to Dixie to start their cotton experiment. In the conference of 1861 President Young had the names of about 300 families read that were to go to the Dixie area and settle there. Of the names that were read there were about 32 that moved sooner or later to Pine Valley in Washington County. The Allphins were among those called.
As Susan’s son, Hyrum, was born in Pine Valley, 17 October 1862. Israel must have answered the call as soon as they could travel. It would be interesting to know just how the chosen ones felt. They had worked to acquire what they had and now they were called to again leave everything and go to an unsettled place to start over.
Some refused to go but others accepted the call as the Lord’s will. George A. Smith had helped to pick the names of those who were called, and they had picked the ones who they knew to be the strongest in the faith.
As Brigham Young said,
“he had picked those whom if he told them to go sit on a rock, they would have done it and stayed there until he told them to get off.”
The lumber that was in the Pine Valley area was needed in the construction of the temple. The pipes of the nationally famous Tabernacle Organ were made from pines that grew in Left Hand Fork in Pine Valley Canyon. The Allphin’s were to go to Pine Valley and help set up a shingle mill there with James B. Bracken, Sr. They were to settle a place known for many years as Hunt’s Ranch. This was about 7 miles south of Pine Valley.
Here Israel built two homes for his wives. Burnetta’s cabin stood about where the bridge now crosses the creek, and Susan’s cabin was about 300 feet up the creek from Burnetta’s. The Bracken house was a little way up the hill on the southeast bank of the creek. The mill was set on the gulch below Pine Valley adjacent to Mud Springs.
On 16 July 1863, about dusk, Brother Bracken and his sons, Will and Bennet, were working on the shingle mill in the gulch. Hearing a roar they looked up and saw a veritable wall of water pouring down the gulch. A cloudburst in Pine Valley and sent a flood down the gorge. Seeing the danger that threatened his family and neighbors below, Brother Bracken sent the two boys tearing down the valley to warn the people below. But the flood beat them there.
Meanwhile, Susan at her cabin down the creek was just putting baby Hyrum to bed when she heard the roar of the water. She had no idea what was causing the noise but must have thought it was a hurricane. She grabbed the baby and little Susan and with the other children, Joseph Allphin and Mary and Sarah Coldiron, holding onto her skirts ran down to Burnetta’s cabin where Israel was at the time.
Just as she reached the cabin door Israel opened the door and grabbed little Susan from her mother’s arms. Then a huge wall of water with the logs from Susan’s own cabin reached Burnetta’s cabin also. A log hit Susan on the arm and she dropped baby Hyrum, and the three children hanging to her skirts were pulled into the raging water. Susan lost her footing and was pushed up against the side of Burnetta’s cabin where she was able to grab hold of a log on the side of the cabin.
Israel rushed the rest of the family up the side of the mountain to safety and then made his way back to what was left of the cabin. In the darkness he called for his family and finally he heard Susan answer him. He helped her up the mountain to safety and found that although she was alive she had been badly bruised and hurt.
After he found that he could find the children anywhere he had to wait for the light to search for them again. He found two of the children the next day in the bushes along the path of the flood. It took a couple of days for them to find the other two children. They were found hanging by their hairs from the tops of the trees. They were all so badly mangled that only the cuffs of their little nightclothes were left on them.
The four were buried together in one grave in the old cemetery. Later another flood washed out the cemetery so they made a new cemetery out at the foot of the Cedar Hill where there would be no floods. The grave of the children were lost in the second flood.
Israel built new cabins for Susan and Burnetta. Burnetta went to Salt Lake to stay with a son while her cabin was being built. She later moved back and lived in Pine Valley the rest of her life. She died 27 July 1874, and is buried in Lower Town Cemetery.
One year later, Ramson, Burnetta’s son, was murdered by Samuel J. Burgess on 11 October 1875. He is buried by his mother. After the deaths of the four children, Susan gave birth to David Comfort on 1 January 1865; Anna Patience, 22 April 1866; Melissa Jane, 8 June 1868 (she lived only about 1 year); Cathern Leanor, September 1869; Pricilla Rebecca, 24 May 1871; Emma May, 8 December 1872 (my grandmother); and Samuel Taylor, 5 August 1875, all while they lived in Pine Valley.
In 1875 and 1876, at age 61, Israel was called to serve a mission in Madison, Texas, where many of his family still lived. He kept a journal of each day that he was away from home. He wrote to his family often and received mail from them also. He mentions this in his journal.
He was set apart for his mission by Orson Pratt. While Israel was in Texas he taught the gospel to his mother who had remarried a man by the name of Samuel Lindley. Mr. Lindley had also died before Israel went on his mission.
Some of Israel’s brothers and two sisters lived in the area, as did his son Benjamin Shelton and his family. (The family bible of Martha and Shelton Allphin–Israel’s parents–is in the Sam Houston Library. It lists all the names and birth dates of the family.)
In the journal Israel kept he mentions all the people that he met and the sermons that he preached. He speaks of his mother often and tells of her being ill. In the entry for 5 December 1975, Israel states:
“Arose at 5:30 a.m. Washed and while setting by the stove Lorenzo Snow accidently while taking his handkerchief out of picket dropped his gun, it went off and the bullet passed through his leg above the knee, came out and entered my leg above the knee. The bullet made a tolerable bad wound neither of us dangerous. The doctor called and attended us. December 6 …Next day, feel better, leg sore alright. December 7 …Bullet still in my leg. Today Lorenzo Snow left the mission to go home.”
He never mentions the wound again. The bullet stayed in his leg the rest of his life.
He mentions that he prayed mightily to be able to finish his mission. In a few instances Israel mentions that someone gave him $5 and at another time someone bought him a pair of trousers. He had a lot of relatives in the area so he was able to have a place to eat and sleep. He traveled to all the surrounding areas to preach the gospel.
Israel returned to Pine Valley and his family in 1876. In 1877 the St. George Temple was completed, and Israel and Susan sold out in Pine Valley and went to St. George to do temple work for their families. They spent the next two years there and then decided to move to Panguitch in Garfield County.
This was in the last part of 1878. Israel was driving the wagon pulled by oxen with their belongings and the small children and Susan and her oldest son were riding horses herding their livestock. One day on the road as they traveled they stopped for lunch and as Susan was getting back on her horse she fell. She fell on a sharp stick which stuck in her groin.
They continued on their way to Panguitch and on 10 January 1879, Susan died of blood poisoning. She suffered a great deal of her last days. She was 45 years old at the time of her death. She was the mother of 10 children by Israel and her youngest child, Samuel, was only a little over three years of age. She had lost her first four children and husband but never lost her faith in the gospel.
She was always remembered by her children as a woman of great love and compassion. Israel became the town shoemaker in Panguitch. This made it possible to be home with his small children and with the help of the older children he was able to care for them. When Emma Mae was about 10 years of age she fell from a swing and hurt her right leg. It was not known at the time because there were no x-rays but she had dislocated her hip joint.
From that time her leg stopped growing and as she grew taller her father would build up the sole of her shoe so she could walk. When she was full grown she had the sole of her shoe built up about 5 inches and at that time the only material they could use was very heavy and so she had this heavy shoe to wear for the rest of her life.
While living in Panguitch, Israel was very active in the Church. He served as the Superintendent of the Sunday School. He was also active in city and county government. He was the Justice of the Peace and was interested in the law. He had many people come to him for legal advice.
In 1885 at the age of 71 Israel married a young widow, Christiana Dollbell Riding, daughter of Eliza Adelade Dollbell and Christoper Lister Riding. Christiana was born in Provo, Utah, on the 8th day of December, 1857. She married Edwin Asay and was sealed to him. He died 5 June 1884. They were the parents of seven children. Two of the children died in infancy.
Israel helped her to raise the other five children. Christina and Israel were the parents of four sons: George Kerry, born 6 March 1886; Rueben Lister, born 5 December 1887; Owen Lee, born 28 July 1889; and Donovan J., born 31 July 1895. There was a set of stillborn twins born in about 1892.
At the time of Donovan’s birth Israel was 81 years old. In 1902 Christiana moved to Lovell, Wyoming, and Israel went to stay with his daughters, Leanor Averett and Emma Mae Price, in Elba, Cassia County, Idaho. He died there 25 April 1903, at the age of 89 with a paralytic stroke.
He had been a faithful member of the LDS Church for 63 years. Being set apart in 1903, he was a patriarch of the Church at the time of his death. He was the natural father of 26 children and the stepfather of 9 children and the husband of three wives. His son, Ruben Lister, did much of the genealogy for the Allphin family. This family line goes back to Henry “Orphan” or Allphin in 1650 from England. Israel did the temple work for his ancestors, Ransom Allphin and Rebecca Brown from 1756 and Ransom Allphin and Louisa Shelton from 1721.
- Written by: Viola Price Grice, great granddaughter, November 1987, Riverdale, Utah.
- Sources of Information: “Oh Ye Mountains High–The Story of Pine Valley” by Bess Snow and Elizabeth S. Beckstrom; Heritage Press, St. George, Utah; 1980.
- Personal records of Viola P. Grice
Entry from information found in the sup library
(Apologies for the CAPS)
ISRAEL DODGE ALLPHIN, SON OF SHELTON ALLPHIN AND MARTHA TAYLOR, WAS B: 8 SEP 1814 IN VIENNA, DAVIES, KENTUCKY; D. 25 APR 1903, ELBA, CASSIA, IDAHO; BUR. ELBA, CASSIA, IDAHO.
ISRAEL WAS BAPTIZED A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH 25 FEB 1840 BY THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH IN PAYSON, ADAMS, ILLINOIS AND HIS FIRST WIFE, BURNETTA, ON 25 FEB 1841. IN 1847 THE ALLPHINS LIVED IN WALKER, MADISON, TX. FROM A JOURNAL ENTRY OF LDS missionary MORRIS SNEDEKER READS:
“THE ELLIS CO. TEXAS BRANCH OF THE CHURCH WAS ORGANIZED MAY 11, 1856 WITH APPROX 20 MEMBERS.”
AN 1857 ENTRY READ,
“MEMBERS FROM ELLIS AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES MADE PLANS TO UNITE AND LEAVE FOR SALT LAKE VALLEY (UTAH) TO JOIN THE MAIN BODY OF SAINTS”.
THE GROUP, IN THE “COMPANY OF MISSIONARY JOHN M. MOODY” DEPARTED TN 1857, APPARENTLY TREKKED NORTH TO GET ON THE “OREGON TRAIL”.
TRAVELING SAINTS WERE: SARAH SHULTZ DAMRON, WIDOW OF JOHN DAMRON JR., HER CHILDREN GEORGE WASHINGTON, CYNTHIA ELIZABETH (BETSY), SARAH MATILDA (TILDIE), WILLIAM WALLACE DAMRON & WIFE MARTHA JANE (ALLPHIN), WILLIAM HENRY COLDIRON, WIFE SUSAN EMALINE (DAMRON) COLDIRON HEAVY WITH CHILD AND THEIR 3 CHILDREN. ISRAEL DODGE ALLPHIN, WIFE BURNEITA COLLINS AND THEIR 9 CHILDREN AND BURNETTA’S BROTHER. TRAGEDY, DEATH, TREACHEROUS WINTER SNOWS AND PRIVATION WOULD LIE AHEAD.
WILLIAM COLDIRON WAS BITTEN BY A POISONOUS SNAKE WHILE DRIVING CATTLE ACROSS A RIVER AND DIED. SUSAN COLDIRON WOULD NOT ONLY LOSE HER HUSBAND BUT HER 6 YR. OLD SON, WM. HENRY HARRISON, DIED A FEW WEEKS LATER IN HER ARMS. ISRAEL AND WIFE BURNETTA WOULD TRAVEL IN CLOSE COMPANY GIVING GREAT ASSISTANCE AND AID TO SUSAN. THE COMPANY ARRIVED IN SALT LAKE VALLEY IN DECEMBER 1857. UPON ARRIVAL SUSAN GAVE BIRTH TO WM. WESLEY ON JAN. 1, 1858, BUT HE DIED WITHIN THE MONTH.
ON MARCH 17, 1858 IN THE SALT LAKE “ENDOWMENT HOUSE” BOTH BURNETTA AND SUSAN WERE SEALED TO ISRAEL. PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG HAD ADVISED THIS MARRIAGE AND SUSAN MUST HAVE BEEN VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE SECURITY IT WOULD BRING. BY 1861 THE FAMILY WAS SETTLED AND GROWING. BURNETTA BORE HER 10TH AND LAST CHILD. ISRAEL & SUSAN HAD 2 CHILDREN.
A SHOEMAKER BY PROFESSION, HE NOW HAD A FAMILY OF 14 TO KEEP SHOED. THE PROPHET CALLED ISRAEL AND 300 OTHER FAMILIES TO GO SETTLE THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE TERRITORY CALLED “DIXIE” WHERE 79 OTHER MORMON FAMILIES WERE LIVING. AFTER ARRIVING IN THE AREA (ST. GEORGE) ISRAEL’S FAMILY ALONG WITH FAMILIES OF JOHN ALGER, JAMES BRACKEN AND CHARLES PULSIPHUR WERE SENT TO PINE VALLEY AREA ALONG THE SANTA CLARA CREEK. THERE THE MEN WERE TO CONSTRUCT LUMBER-SHINGLE MILL NEAR THE GULCH.
(*NOTE: HISTORIC PINE VALLEY MOUNTAIN, IN 1866 MOUNTAIN MAHOGANY AND YELLOW PINE, PARTICULARLY SUITED FOR USE OF MAKING CERTAIN TYPES OF PIPES FOR THE MORMON TABERNACLE ORGAN CONSTRUCTION OF WHICH WAS JUST BEGINNING, WERE DISCOVERED ON PINE VALLEY MT. BY SCOUTS WHO HAD SEARCHED MOST OF THE GREAT BASIN AREA. WITH CRUDE EQUIPMENT THE HUGE LOGS WERE HAULED, CUT AND TRANSPORTED BY OX TEAM TO S.L.C. (TAKEN FROM A MONUMENT MARKER ON STATE RD. 9, HURRICANE, UTAH).
LOG CABINS WERE BUILT FOR BURNEITA & SUSAN’S FAMILIES ALONG THE CREEK, WHERE THE ALLPHIN FAMILIES WOULD LIVE IN THE PINE VALLEY AREA THE NEXT 13 YEARS.
TO THE EARS OF A FEW COULD BE HEARD THE UNFAMILIAR WILD, NOISY AND UPROARIOUS THUNDERINGS OF GREAT MAGNITUDE. AT HOME SUSAN, SENSING DANGER, GATHERED HER 5 CHILDREN, REACHING BURNEZTA’S HOUSE, ISRAEL GRABBED LITTLE SUSAN FROM HER MOTHER. A TURBULENT TIDAL WAVE RAGED THROUGH THE CREEK CHASM DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH. THERE WOULD BE NO ACCOUNTABILITY AS TO WHAT WOULD TAKE PLACE AT THIS TRAGIC MOMENT…A CENTURY LATER, HISTORY BOOKS WOULD CHRONICLE THE EVENTS OF THE JULY 16, 1863 PINE VALLEY FLOOD. NOT ONLY TOTAL DESTRUCTION FOR EVERYONE, BUT FOUR OF SUSAN EMALINE AND ISRAEL’S CHILDREN WERE DROWNED, LEAVING SUSAN JUST ONE LITTLE 2 1/2 YR OLD, SUSAN EMALINE JR. AT THIS POINT SHE HAD LOST IN DEATH 6 OF HER 7 CHILDREN.
THE COMMUNITY WAS REBUILT. SUSAN WAS A MIDWIFE AND RODE HORSEBACK TO HER DUTIES. ISRAEL WAS A VERY SPIRITUAL MAN AND HIS WHOLE LIFE WAS DEDICATED TO THE LORD. HE HAD GREAT LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR HIS LARGE FAMILY. HE FATHERED 24 CHILDREN, CARED AND PROVIDED FOR 7 CHILDREN BELONGING TO HIS LAST 2 WIVES, TOTALING 31 CHILDREN. HE BECAME A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, GIVING LEGAL ADVICE TO THOSE IN NEED.
BURNETTA DIED IN 1871. SUSAN HAD HER LAST CHILD SAMUEL AUGUST 1875, ABOUT THE SAME TIME ISRAEL, AGE 61, WAS CALLED TO SERVE A MISSION IN TEXAS. HE WAS SET APART AND ORDAINED A SEVENTY BY ORSON PRATT. THERE HE WOULD BAPTIZE HIS FIRST BORN CHILD, BENJAMIN, HIS MOTHER & SOME OF HIS BROTHERS & SISTERS. ON DEC. 5, 1875 AT HIS MOTHER’S HOME, HE AND HIS COMPANION LORENZO SNOW WERE WAITING FOR BREAKFAST, WHEN LORENZO, WHILE TAKING A HANDKERCHIEF FROM HIS POCKET, ACCIDENTALLY HIT THE TRIGGER OF A GUN, HE CARRIED IN HIS POCKET. THE GUN WENT OFF, THE BULLET FINDING A RANDOM TARGET STRUCK ISRAEL’S LEG, A BULLET HE WOULD CARRY THE REST OF HIS LIFE.
ISRAEL RETURNED HOME FROM HIS MISSION IN 1877. THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ST. GEORGE TEMPLE HAD JUST BEEN COMPLETED AND WAS DEDICATED TO THE LORD ON APRIL 6, 1877. THIS WAS THE FIRST TEMPLE BUILT WHERE ALL THE ORDINANCES COULD BE PERFORMED FOR BOTH THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. IMMEDIATELY ISRAEL AND SUSAN ATTENDED THE TEMPLE DOING WORK FOR THEIR BELOVED DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS. ISRAEL KEPT A PERSONAL JOURNAL LOGGING ENTRIES OF ALL THE TEMPLE WORK THEY HAD COMPLETED UP TO THE LAST ENTRY DATED APRIL 26, 1878. THE FAMILY HAD MADE A DECISION TO MOVE TO PANGUITCH, APPROX 100 MILES NORTH-EAST, LOCATED NEAR NOW KNOWN AS BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK. WHILE ENROUTE WITH FAMILY, BELONGINGS, OX WAGON DRIVEN BY ISRAEL, SUSAN ON HORSEBACK DRIVING A FEW HEAD OF CATTLE, AND JUST A FEW DAYS SHORT OF THEIR DESTINATION, SUSAN FELL FROM HER MOUNT AND WAS INJURED. IT IS BELIEVED SHE SUFFERED FROM INTERNAL INJURIES UNTIL THE TIME OF HER DEATH ON JANUARY 10, 1879. SHE WAS 46 YRS. OLD.
IN MAY 1885 ISRAEL, AT AGE 71, MARRIED CHRISTIANA DOBELL RIDING (ASAY) A YOUNG 28 YR. OLD WIDOW WITH 5 CHILDREN. HER FATHER CHRISTOPHER RIDING, A POLYGAMIST HAD ARRANGED THIS MARRIAGE. THEY WOULD HAVE 4 SONS. A FAMILY DECISION WAS MADE IN 1902, ISRAEL NOW 88, WOULD LIVE WITH HIS CHILDREN IN ELBA, CASSIA, IDAHO, AND CHRISTIANA WOULD TAKE HER FAMILY TO SETTLE IN BIG HORN, WY. ISRAEL WAS CALLED AND ORDAINED A PATRIARCH OF THE CHURCH IN 1902. HE DIED APRIL 25, 1903 IN ELBA. CHRISTIANA 68, DIED APRIL 18, 1925 IN LOVELL, WYOMING. REAL PIONEERS!
WIFE #1 BURNETTA COLLINS, DAU OF BENJAMIN COLLINS & PHOEBE BROADY, B. 27 NOV 1818, SCOTT CO. INDIANA; D. 27 JUL 1871, PINE VALLEY, WASHINGTON, UTAH. CHILDREN OF WIFE #1: BURNETTA, MD. 5 SEP 1831 ILLINOIS.
- BENJAMIN S, B.1835 PAYSON, ADAMS, ILL.; MD. MELISSA.
- JOHN HENRY, B.28 OCT 1837, PAYSON, ADAMS, ILL.; MD. ELMIRA SPROUSE.
- JOSHUA HORTON B.16 JAN 1841, PAYSON, ADAMS,ILL.;MD. ALICE HUNDLEY.
- MARTHA JANE B.3 MAR 1844, PAYSON, ADAMS, ILL.; MD. WILLIAM WALLACE DAMERON.
- RANSOM WILLIAM B.12 JUL 1847, WALKER, MADISON, TEXAS,;MD.MARY JANE HENDRICKS.
- JASPER B. 1848, WALKER, MADISON, TEXAS; D. 1871
- MARY EMILY B.6 MAY 1850, WALKER, MADISON, TEXAS,; D: 10 APR 1851.
- SARAH ANN ELIZA B.19 FEB 1853, WALKER, MADISON, TEXAS,;MD. JOHN MATHIS THOMAS.
- ISRAEL DODGE ALLPHIN JR. B.20 AUG 1857, BIG SANDY, WYO., MD.AMADA CLARK.
- BURNEPTA B. 1859, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH
WIFE#2 SUSAN EMALINE DAMRON, DAU OF CONSTANTINE LADD DAMRON & SARAH McCORMICK; B. 26 AUG 1833, DRESDEN, WEAKLEY, TENNESSEE; D.10 JAN 1879, PANGUITCH, GARFIELD, UTAH.
CHILDREN: WIFE #2:
- SUSAN EMALINE DAMRON, MD.17 MAR 1858, SALT LAKE CITY;
- JOSEPH WARREN, B.3 NOV 1859, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH; D.16 JUL 1863.
- SUSAN EMALINE, B.29 MAR 1861, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH; MD.
- JOHN HARVEY AVERETT. HYRUM, B.17 OCT 1862, PINE VALLEY, WASHINGTON, UTAH; D.16 JUL 1863.
- DAVID COMFORT, B. JAN 1, 1865, PINE VALLEY, WASH., UTAH; MD: EMILY JUDD.
- ANNIE PATIENCE, B.22 APR 1866, PINE VALLEY, WASH., UTAH; MD: (1)FRANCIS RILEY
- OWEN; (2) CHARLES E. JOHNSON, (3) CHARLES JOSEPH CHRISTOPHERSON.
- MELISSA JANE, B.3 JUN 1868, PINE VALLEY, WASH., UTAH; D. ABT 1870.
- CATHERINE LEANOR, B.15 SEP 1869, PINE VALLEY, WASH.,UTAH; MD.(1) DON CARLOS
- BURGESS; (2)ROBERT WESLEY AVERETT.
- PRISCILLA REBECCA, B.24 MAY 1871, PINE VALLEY, WASH., UTAH; MD. OWEN WM.ORTON.
- EMMA MAY, B.8 DEC 1872, PANACA, NEV., MD. (1) JOHN WM. GILSON; (2)GEORGE FRANKLIN PRICE.
- SAMUEL TAYLOR, B.5 AUG 1875, PANACA, NEV., MD. LUCY HEPWORTH.
CHILDREN OF SUSAN EMALINE DAMRON BY HUSBAND #1 WILLIAM HENRY COLDIRON:
- WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, B.3 MAR 1851 TENN., D.1857 ON THE PLAINS.
- SARAH ELLEN, B.4 OCT 1853, JOSEPH, MISSOURI., D.16 JUL 1863, PINE VALLEY, WASHINGTON, UTAH.
- MARTHA MATILDA, B.23 OCT 1855, FTLLIS CO., TEXAS; D. 16 JUL 1863, PINE VALLEY, WASHINGTON, UTAH.
- WILLIAM WESLEY, B.1 JAN 1858, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH; D. 1858, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. (DIED ABT 1 MO. OLD)
WIFE#3 CHRISTIANA DOLBELL RIDING, DAUGHTER OF CHRISTOPHER LISTER RIDING AND ELIZA ADELAIDE DOLBELL, B. 8 DEC 1857, PROVO, UTAH. D.18 APR 1925, LOVELL, WYOMING.
- CHRISTIANA DOBELL RIDING: MD. 22 MAY 1885, ST. GEORGE, UT.
- GEORGE KERRY, B. 6 MAR 1886, PANGUITCH, UTAH; MD. MYRA ASSAY
- REUBEN LISTER, B. 5 DEC 1887, PANGUITCH, UTAH; MD. ELLA ELVINA ASAY
- OWEN LEE, B. 28 JUL 1889, PANGUITCH, UTAH; MD. (1) MARY LYDIA JOHNSON, (2) GRACE ALEXANDER.
- DONOVAN J., B. 31 JUL 1895, PANGUITCH, UTAH; MD(1) PEARL HOCKINS, (2) LETA CLINE.
CHILDREN OF CHRISTIANA DOLE-,T, RIDING BY HUSBAND #1 EDWIN ASAY MD. 7 SEP 1874, ST. GEORGE, WASHINGTON, UTAH
- FRANKLIN RIDING, B. 29 MAY 1875, UTAH; MD. ANGNE’TTA (CLARA) ALLRED.
- EDWIN, B. 18 AUG 1876, MT. CARMEL, UTAH; D.MAR 1877.
- ELIZA ADELAIDE, B. 7 JUN 1878, MT. CARMEL, UTAH; MD. JOHN COOPER HOUSTON.
- SARAH ANN, B. 10 FEB 1880, MT. CARMEL, UTAH; D.MAR 1880.
- ADEBERT (TWIN), B. 8 JUN 1881, MT. CARMEL, UTAH; MD. DELILAH MAE BOICE.
- ALBERT (TWIN), B. 8 JUN 1881, MT. CARMEL, UTAH; D. 21 AP 1893.
- RUTH, B. 15 JUN 1883, SPRINGVILLE, UTAH; MD. FIELDING BURNS TEBBS.