Lewis Henry Mendenhall

Male 1839 - 1867  (27 years)


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  • Name Lewis Henry Mendenhall 
    Born 26 Dec 1839  Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Aug 1867  Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I535  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 

    Family Maria or Mariah Henrietta Gay,   b. 12 Dec 1842, Hubbardston, Worchester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1910, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1858  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Mendenhall,   b. 4 Apr 1860, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1933, Mapleton, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY:
      1. The book "Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude" by Daughters of Utah Pioneers for Mariah Henrietta Gay Mendenhall Hales indicates her first spouse was Louis Henry Mendenhall, m. 1858 (he dies 12 Aug 1867 at Franklin, ID). Their children:
      Mary Ann, 4 Apr 1860
      Ada Maria, 18 Sep 1862
      Louis Henry, 18 Mar 1865

      2. Parents per Ordinance Index are Thomas Mendenhall and Mary Ann Sinex/Synix.

      3. Censuses:
      1860 US: Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, p. 21 of 30, 23 Aug 1860, house 2020, family 1613:
      Lewis Mendenhall, 21, farmer, $500, $500, DE.
      Maria, 16, MA.
      Mary Ann, 3/12, UT.

      4. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Index, 1847-1868 ©, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, UT: 2004-2007 [online] <http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library> This index is the most complete listing of individuals and companies in which Mormon pioneer emigrants traveled west to Utah from 1847 through 1868. It is an incomplete listing, as rosters have not been found for all companies. It also identifies sources to learn more about the experiences of each company.). David Wood Company lists members including Thomas Mendenhall (age 46), Cathern Mendenhall (age 47), William Mendenhall (age 37), Sarah Mendenhall (age 34), Susanah Mendenhall (age 18), George Mendenhall (age 16), Lewis Mendenhall (age 13), Mary Mendenhall (age 13), Thomas Mendenhall (age 11), Thomas Mendenhall (age 8), Richard Mendenhall (age 7), John Mendenhall (age 5), & Elizabeth Mendenhall (age 2).

      5. Obituaries of daughter Mary mistakenly indicate her father was Thomas Mendenhall. Mary Ann did have a grandfather and uncle named Thomas Mendenhall. Mary Ann's father died when she was seven years old. Evidently whoever reported the obituary was ill-informed as to the proper name of her father.
      PHOTO:
      1. It is reported on the Internet that there is a known photo of Louis Henry on display at the Franklin, Idaho Museum. The photo on display is incorrectly labeled "Thomas Mendenhall Sr." There is an additional photo on display labeled "Mrs. Thomas Mendenhall Sr.," which is Louis Henry's wife, Maria Henrietta Gay Mendenhall.
      BIRTH:
      1. Ordinance Index gives two dates 26 Dec 1838/1839. The second date was used for the 1858 endowment whereas the first was in 1932 for parent sealing. I use the second date. The location with 26 Dec 1839 shows as New Castle Co., Delaware. Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware is from Ancestral File which uses the 1838 date.

      BURIAL:
      1. Not found in the "Index to the Utah County Cemeteries, 1850's to 1996," compiled by Diane R. Parkinson and located at the family history center at the BYU Provo library.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. Per Ancestral File.