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Elizabeth POOLE

Female 1838 - 1918  (79 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth POOLE 
    Born 3 Sep 1838  Manchester, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 12 Oct 1840  Liverpool, England To New York, New York and then Nauvoo, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Abt 1850  Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1850  Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Initiatory (LDS) 18 Mar 1856  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1860  Great Salt Lake City Ward 15, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 5 Jul 1860  15th Ward Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1870  St George, Washington, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1880  St. George, Washington, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1900  Precincts 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, and 13, Graham, Arizona Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1910  Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _FSFTID K2H4-VNZ 
    _UID 5AD274C12745174CBC8FE2E257D4C44A7899 
    Died 18 Apr 1918  Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 10 May 1918  Thatcher Cem., Thatcher, Graham, Az Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I50  pember-crandall
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2017 

    Father Daniel POOLE,   b. 31 Dec 1800, Middlewich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1876, Loftwich, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Betsy" MILLER,   b. 19 Nov 1805, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1824/15 Sep 1825  Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 447F17327BD65F439519F2CD3B9A9D10EE8C 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married Manchester Cathe, Manchester, Lancs.

      MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married 15 Sep 1824/1825
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Monroe MOODY,   b. 16 Feb 1822, Ashville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1884, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1856  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 442E6B497C08674DB65087089D9C84EE9ED4 
    Children 
     1. John Monroe Pool MOODY,   b. 8 Oct 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1888, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Francis Winfred MOODY,   b. 26 Aug 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1919, Thatcher, Graham, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Margaret MOODY,   b. 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
     4. Urilda Pool MOODY,   b. 28 Mar 1860, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1915, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. Edward MOODY,   b. 20 Mar 1862, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1878, Pine Valley, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     6. William Alfonzo MOODY,   b. 8 Mar 1864, St. George, Washington, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1936, Jerome, Yavapai, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Elizabeth Dorinda MOODY,   b. 19 Sep 1866, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1943, Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Thomas Epps MOODY,   b. 23 May 1869, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1945, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. Susan Ann MOODY,   b. 5 Oct 1871, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1927, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     10. Emma Rosezilla MOODY,   b. 16 Mar 1874, St. George, Washington, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1960, Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     11. Charles Daniel MOODY,   b. 29 Mar 1877, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1878  (Age 0 years)
     12. Henry Owen MOODY,   b. 10 Feb 1879, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1902  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 17:05:48 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory.
      Page: 001740
      Name: Elizabeth Pool Moody
      Gender: female
      Birth Date: 03 Sep 1838
      Birth Place: Manchester, Lancaster, England
      Parent1: Daniel Pool
      Parent2: Elizabeth (Betsy) Miller
      Spouse: John Monroe Moody
      Marriage Date: 23 Jan 1856 (age 18)
      Marriage Place: SLC, UT
      Religion: LDS
      Death Date: 18 Apr 1918
      Death Place: Thatcher, Graham, Ariz
      Sources: Pioneer Quiltmaker by Carolyn O'Bagy Davis (copy in my pos) Fami ly group sheet
      Sub Name: Vonna F. Polad
      Sub Date: 28 Oct 1991

      The John Wyatt Moody Family
      Past and Present
      Published by Dr. Thomas Moody Family Organization Inc.
      President, E. Grant Moody
      1424 South College Avenue
      Tempe, Arizona 85281
      Copyright 1985
      US & CAN 929.273 M771j

      Page 541
      Daughter of Daniel and Betsy Miller Pool, Elizabeth
      was born in Manchester. England, September 6, 1838 (Note:
      a Certified copy of an Entry of Birth CF444139 from St.
      George Manchester, Lancaster Co. England gives the
      name POOLE). Her mother joined The Church of Jesus
      Christ of latter-day Saints in 1838. Her father would not
      join the church, so Betsy Pool took her three children to
      Nauvoo, Illinois with the first company of English Saints,
      arriving in 1840. Betsy married John Blazard and died
      soon afterward, in Nauvoo, in 1843.
      Betsy's children lived with relatives in St. Louis and
      were there when Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed in
      1844. In the confusion of leaving Nauvoo and starting west.
      Elizabeth was shunted from place to place. stopping for a
      year at the Punca River near the Punca Indians, traveling
      by wagon to Winter Quarters. then back to Savannah. The
      now ten-year-old Elizabeth had somehow gained and held
      a firm conviction of the gospel despite her homelessness
      and orphaned condition. She was offered a home and an
      education if she would stay with one family, but she refused
      and finally got to cross the plains in the fall of 1852.
      In the Salt lake Valley she worked out for her living, until as
      her journal states, "January 23, 1856 I was married to John M.
      Moody by consent of his first wife Margaret. Like
      Sarah of old, she wished her husband to take another wife.
      We lived in the same house, cooked and ate at the same
      table, but set up in separate rooms." To the end of her life
      Elizabeth strongly attested to the divinity of this principle
      of "spiritual" wives. Her first child John Monroe Jr. was born
      while his father was on a mission in Texas.
      Elizabeth was a witness to the plague of crickels in 1857.
      In the spring of the next year, the families moved to the
      south while Johnston's Army marched through Salt Lake
      City. John was in Echo harrassing the army when he sent
      word to his wives to get someone to plant ten acres of
      grain on Cottonwood Creek. With Margaret's sons to help,
      the two women plowed the land with oxen and planted the
      grain themselves.
      John married a third wife and these two women were
      left together in Pine Valley while John made a home in St.
      George with Margaret. The two women stayed there a year
      and a half and both gave birth to children. Then they
      moved into St. George where Elizabeth had her own home
      for the first time.
      First she was in a partly underground dugout. She bore
      her fifth child there. When a flood drove her out, she lived
      in a rented room, then moved into a two-room rented
      house. Here she had her sixth child. Her next three children
      were born in a little larger house. still with two rooms.
      Her son William suffered with "gravel" or kidney stones
      Elizabeth took him and her two youngest children to
      Lake City for treatment, making the journey with five
      dollars, her own courage, and the strength of her prayers.
      This resourceful woman managed to provide food, clothing,
      and medical treatment for William, though she had
      barefoot children and hardly any money when she arrived
      in the City. Moreover, when William had been treated, she
      managed to get them all home virtually without money
      feeding the team with two sacks of corn which were refilled
      in Fillmore and drawing from the Tithing Office.
      John Monroe built a two-story house near the
      Tabernacle where Margaret Moody, her children grown. could
      live comfortably. Margaret's larger house was then used by
      Elizabeth and her growing family, her tenth child, Charles
      Daniel, being born March 29, 1877. In August, Sarah
      Damron Moody died, and Elizabeth took her two living
      children in. The birth of Henry Owen February 10, 1879
      gave her eleven children, plus Sarah's two children to care
      for. Only Urilda was married. so far.
      John Monroe's decision to marry a fourth wife in 1878,
      probably the catalyst for Margaret's divorcing him, also
      severely tried Elizabeth. She said, "It seemed as though I
      had all I could stand. but Patriarch William McBride laid
      his hands on my head and blessed me, which gave me
      strength to overcome my trials to the extent that I could
      content myself and put my trust in the Lord, The Lord had
      promised that my last days should be my best days."
      But those "best days" were yet to come. When Margaret
      sued for divorce, she received Elizabeth's house forcing
      Elizabeth to move into a rented house until the family
      moved to Arizona in February of 1881.
      They settled Thatcher, and not only was Elizabeth's
      husband the first bishop of the ward, but she was the first
      Relief Society President.
      She rejoiced when her first son John Monroe moved
      back to be with them in 1883 after having lost his wife and
      baby in St. George. But she lost her husband January 27
      1884 and her eldest son March 23, 1888, a double blow.
      Elizabeth continued to live in Thatcher surrounded by
      her children, until her death April 18, 1918. Her grandson
      Francis Winfred Moody, Jr. said of her, "She was the
      grandest old lady I ever knew."

      JOHN MONROE MOODY (7XXXIJMM)
      b. 16 Feb 1822 St Clair Co. AL
      d. 27 Jan 1844 Thatcher AZ
      p. John Wyatt Moody & Mary "Polly" Baldwin
      Spouse ( I ): Margaret Anglin (see Part Six Chapter I )
      Spouse (2): Elizabeth Pool (Poole) sld. 23 Jan 1856
      b. 3 Sep 1838 Manchester England
      d. 18 Apr 1918 Thatcher AZ
      p. Daniel Pool & Elizabeth Miller
      m. 23 Jan 1856 Salt lake City UT
      Children:
      *1. John Monroe Moody Jr b. 28 Oct 1856
      Salt lake City UT m. Eunice Renbow Carter
      *2. Francis Winfred Moody b. 26 Aug 1858
      Salt lake City UT m. Malinda Gimlin lewis
      *3. Urilda Moody b. 28 Mar 1860 Salt Lake City UT
      m. William Reed Horizon Paxman
      4. Edward Pool Moody b. 3 Mar 1862 Pine Valley UT
      d. about 1878
      *5. William Alfonzo Moody b. 8 Mar 1864 St George UT
      m. (I) Salina Vilate Cluff (2) Maybelle Cluff
      *6. Elizabeth Dorinda Moody b. 19 Sep 1866
      St George UT m. Joseph Edwin Cluff Sr
      *7. Thomas Epps Moody b. 23 May 1869 St George UT
      m. Frances Olive Felshaw
      *8. Susan Ann Moody b. 5 Oct 1871 St George UT
      m. Hyrum Claridge
      *9. Emma Rosezilla Moody b. 16 Mar 1874 St George UT
      m. William K. Cluff
      10. Charles Daniel Moody b. 29 Mar 1877 St George UT
      d. 23 Jan 1878
      *11. Henry Owen Moody b. 10 Feb 1879 St George UT
      m. Laura Effie Huntley
      Spouse (3): Sarah Matilda Damron (see Part Six Chapter 3)
      Spouse (4): Margaret Lenora Pace (see Part Six Chapter 4)



      This next story that was found in Ancestry.com is from a n
      old unsourced newspaper clipping. Unfortunately page 73 i s
      missing. There is some history of Elizabeth here not covere d
      in the Moody book.

      Orphaned at young
      age, Elizabeth Moody
      crosses plains
      Elizabeth Poole was born on 6.
      September I838 in Manchester. a
      major industrial city in southeastern
      Lancashire. England. She was the
      youngest child of Daniel Poole (a
      cord wainer by trade) and Elizabeth
      (known as Betsy) Miller. Within
      three months of Elizabeth‘s birth, her
      parents joined the Church of Jesus
      Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Desiring to gather with the Saints
      in Zion, Betsy Poole emigrated to
      America in the fall of I840 with her
      three living children -- Edward.
      Sarah Ann and Elizabeth. Betsy's
      husband had previously abandoned
      both the Church and his family.

      After a rigorous journey of about
      6—rnonths, the family arrived in
      Nauvoo. Betsy remarried and in 1843
      died leaving Elizabeth a 5 year old
      orphan. The three children were
      cared for by relatives and friends
      until they were able to care for them-
      selves. After being passed from one
      family to another in such places as
      Ponca, Missouri. St. Louis. and
      Winter Quarters. Elizabeth ultimately
      crossed the plains in 1852.

      On the way across the plains, those
      going were instructed not to linger
      foo far behind the wagons. On one
      occasion Elizabeth lingered behind to
      the extent that the wagons were out of
      sight. She suddenly found her way cut
      off by two lndians. Each lndian want-
      ed to put her on his horse. They began
      quarreling and then ?ghting. While
      they were engaged in a struggle over
      her. she ran around them and headed
      in the direction of the wagons. When
      they realized what she had done. she
      was too near the wagons for them to
      get her.

      Elizabeth wrote: “After arriving in
      the Salt Lake Valley. l worked out for
      my living until the winter of 1856
      when on January 24, l was married to
      John Monroe Moody by consent of
      his ?rst wife, Margaret. Like Sarah of
      old. she wished her husband to take
      another wife. Therefore l became a
      spiritual wife. We lived in the same
      house. cooked and ate at the same
      table, but slept in separate rooms.

      “ . . . My husband went on a mis-
      sion to Texas, but was called home
      because of Johnston’s army coming
      upon the Saints, and was sent to Echo
      to prohibit the army from coming in.
      While there, he wrote home for us to
      get someone to put in ten acres of
      grain on Cottonwood Creek. We
      thought we could put this in our-
      selves. so we had Sister Moody’s
      three sons by a previous marriage
      (See MOODY. Page 73)