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Jacob Bushman

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#M14 BUSHMAN, Jacob (AFN:1KC7-8N)*

Born: 27 Jul 1830 Lampeter Township, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Died: 25 Mar 1919 Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
Buried: Mar 1919 Fairview City Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah

Father: #M28 Martin BUSHMAN (AFN:1KC6-4T)
Mother: #M29 Elizabeth DEGEN (AFN:1KC6-51)

Married: 4 Mar 1857 to #M15  Charlotte TURLEY (AFN:1BGL-KK) San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California. They had ten children.

#M15 TURLEY, Charlotte (AFN:1BGL-KK) *

Born: 15 Apr 1840 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died: 1 Nov 1899 Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
Buried: Nov 1899 Fairview City Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah

Father: #M30 Theodore TURLEY (AFN:1BGK-W5)
Mother: #M31 Frances Amelia KIMBERLEY (AFN:1BGK-XB)

*To locate person on Internet by AFN (Ancestral File Number):
Go to http:/www./ and click Custom Search. Click Ancestral File. Scroll down to AFN. Type in the Ancestral File Number. Click Search. You may find a Pedigree Chart and a Family Group Record as well as submitters.

Children of Jacob Bushman and Charlotte Turley

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Jacob Bushman (lower center) surrounded by his children following the death of his wife Charlotte (in 1899): (Lower left) Sarah Erminie, Charlotte Amanda. (Back row) Ella Isadora, Theodore Martin, Ida Roxanna, Jacob Isaac, Grace Honor.

1. (F) Priscilla Elizabeth BUSHMAN (AFN:1Z9K-3S)
     Born: 22 Jan 1858 Muddy, Iron, Utah
     Died: 15 Aug 1859 Muddy, Iron, Utah

2. (F) Charlotte Amanda BUSHMAN (AFN:1Z9K-40)
     Born: 31 Jul 1860 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 25 Jan 1928 Lehi, Lehi, Utah
     Buried: 28 Jan 1928 Lehi, Lehi, Utah
     Married: 11 Dec 1879 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, to John SABEY (AFN:1GC3-J9)

3. (M) Theodore Martin BUSHMAN (AFN:1KHV-SG),
     Born: 20 Oct 1863 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 30 Jul 1937 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
     Buried: 3 Aug 1937 Lehi, Lehi, Utah
     Married: 13 Nov 1885 St. George, Washington, Utah, to Elizabeth Morilla LAMBSON (AFN:5CZ7-PH)

4.(F)  Frances Ann BUSHMAN (AFN:1Z9K-55)
     Born: 17 Apr 1866 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 26 Jan 1874

5. (F) Sarah Erminie BUSHMAN (AFN:1Z9K-6B)
     Born: 17 Mar 1869 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 17 Jul 1947 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
     Married: 19 Apr 1888 Logan, Casch, Utah, to Henry FOWLES (AFN:19GP-61) died 15 May 1899

Biographical information from Elsie Lundquist McNabb, niece of Sarah and daughter of Grace Honor Bushman, number 7 below. Written August 31, 1999:

My Aunt Sarah Fowles, whom we fondly called Aunt Sadie is very dear to me because she helped and mothered me through my girlhood and growing-up years after my mother's death when I was 7 years old. She and her husband Uncle Henry, her daughter (who died at 16 of a ruptured appendix) and her son Timothy lived in Fairview, Utah, and I visited Sadie (I never knew Henry who died young) whenever possible.

They had a lovely home which my father, Emanuel Richard Lundquist, built for them and which work gave my father sufficient income to build his own home in Salt Lake City when he married my mother. He was given $600 to build Sadie's home. I also visited when I went to Fairview to see two other aunts, Ida Anderson (#9 below) and Ella Barker (#10 below) and their families.

Aunt Sadie was sincerely dedicated to the gospel and Church work and had a loving and generous home life. After the sad death of her young daughter she sought the solace of adopting another little girl, who was still a baby, named Lillian. Timothy was a very capable son and when he got older, managed the home and business after Uncle Henry died in 1899. Later Timothy married Lola, and they were always a pleasure to be with. Lillian married and went to Salt Lake to live.

Aunt Sadie also moved to Salt Lake and bought a home. When my father remarried and they started another family I wanted to move. Aunt Sadie offered me her home. Those were happy days with her. Later on when I was married to Donald Oliver McNabb the wedding took place at her home on Thanksgiving Day by Bishop Bowles, and I have fond memories of that. Aunt Sadie dedicated her time and energy to temple work for many, many years.

6. (F) Mary Emma BUSHMAN (AFN:211Z-NN)
     Born: 5 Oct 1871 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 1 Jan 1872 Lehi, Utah, Utah

*7 (F)  Grace Honor BUSHMAN #M7 (AFN:47QT-DD)
15 Jun 1873 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 15 May 1912 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
     Married: 6 Jan 1892 Thistle, Utah to Emanuel Richard LUNDQUIST #M6 (AFN:47QT-C7)
* Indicates direct line to Frances Mildred McNabb Gray.
For extensive biographies of Grace Honor Bushman and Emanuel Richard Lundquist go to the links above.

8. (M)  Jacob Isaac BUSHMAN #M7b (AFN:1Z9K-9T)
     Born: 16 Mar 1876 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 18 Dec 1939 Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
     Buried: Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
     Married: 16 Nov 1897 Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, to Effie May BILLS (AFN:20RR-LP)
For extensive biographies of Jacob Isaac Bushman and Effie May Bills go to the link above. (Same for both.)

9. (F) Ida Roxanna BUSHMAN #M7a (AFN:1Z9J-QX)
     Born: 14 Sep 1879 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 28 Apr 1970 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
     Buried: Fairview City Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
     Married: 5 Feb 1902 Manti, Sanpete, Utah to Archibald Robert ANDERSON (AFN:1Z9J-PR)
For an extensive biography of Ida Roxana Bushman go to link above.

10. (F) Ella Isadora BUSHMAN (AFN:1LGD-FL)
     Born: 3 Feb 1884 Lehi, Utah, Utah
     Died: 4 Sep 1956 Provo, Utah, Utah
     Buried: 7 Sep 1956 City Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah
     Married: 23 Oct 1901 Manti, Sanpete, Utah, to Rufus Orrin BARKER (AFN:1LGD-DF)

Biography of Jacob Bushman (Based upon Bushman Family History,** compiled 1956 by Newbern I. Butt for the Bushman Family History Committeepp. 16-18). Additions by great grandson Elden L. Stewart. Written by Elden L. Stewart; retyped and submitted by Ella Mae [Turley] Judd.

**The full name and particulars of the book: The Bushman Family: Originally of Pennsylvania and the Rocky Mountain States by Newbern Butt, main author. Its Family History Library call number is 929.273 B964bn. It is located in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Family History Book Section. It is also on microfilm, FHL 896926, item 5. (In the main library located in the FHL US/CAN Film section.)

Jacob's father and mother heard the Gospel and were baptized in Pennsylvania. They made the thousand-mile trip to Nauvoo, Illinois, and remained, at the request of the Church, after the rest of the Saints left. (See Martin Benjamin Bushman for their story.) They were to raise crops for new members coming in. But they were driven out before the harvest.

Great Grandfather Jacob Bushman was born 27 July 1830 at Bart, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While living in Nauvoo, Jacob was old enough to be of considerable service. His reputation for reliability made him a preferred teamster and farm hand. He helped to haul the rock for the Nauvoo Temple. Following the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith, he was one of the pickets who helped to watch for mobbers east of the city. When they were driven from Nauvoo in September, 1846, and crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa, Jacob worked beside his father in the harvest field to help earn supplies for the trip across Iowa. At Highland Grove he was again of great help in building the family cabin and clearing the land for a farm. He stayed with the family while his father went south to Missouri to split logs, but took the team and brought the food supplies back for the family. This journey of 100 miles was during the winter season, and he was frostbitten because he was poorly clad for a winter trip. The following year he again took charge of the farm while his father returned to Missouri to work, but in the Spring of 1848, when Jacob was 18, he went alone to Missouri, where he continued to work until the Spring of 1851, when his father came and brought him back for the trip to Utah.

During the trek west, Jacob did not remain with the family, but drove a four yoke ox team across the plains for Henry Kearns, in the Isaac Allred Company, which reached Utah a month before the Kelsey Company with which the rest of the family came. He went with his folks to Lehi, but returned to Salt Lake in November to work in the livery stable of Horner and Eagan. In the Spring of 1852, he drove a baggage wagon to Caron Valley, Nevada, for Major Holman, the Indian agent. At that place he washed for gold until late in July, when he crossed the Sierra Nevada mountains to Placerville, California, and later to Murderer's Bar. In this region he served as a teamster for some time.

From here he went with a group of L. D. S. families to San Bernardino, where he fell in love with the beautiful, black-eyed and dark-haired Charlotte Turley, daughter of Theodore and Frances Amelia Kimberley Turley. They were married 4 March 1857, and later in this year they came back to Utah, with the other Mormons who were called back because of the approach of the Johnston Army. They spent the winter in the Southern Utah "Dixie" and it was here that their first child was born during a blustery January night at Muddy, Washington County, Utah.

As soon as spring came the following year they continued north, and settled in Lehi, where Jacob took up his first farming land. Here he stayed for thirty years and where all of the children were born with the exception of the first. During part of this time, he with his brothers also ran the Saratoga Springs farm for John C. Naile.

While at Lehi he served as marshal, and was a school trustee. He held various Church offices, and in 1871 went on a four month mission to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. While in Pennsylvania he secured much information about his relatives, which was used to start the Temple work for the Bushman family. When the family was finally organized, Jacob became the first President.

In 1884 he was called on a ‘mission' to help colonize St. Johns, Arizona. He sold his property in Lehi and prepared for a permanent home in Arizona. Ida was five years old at the time and Jacob Isaac was eight. Jacob tried to make friends with the Indians, but when they were hungry they drove off his livestock. After four years of discouraging experiences, he was released and returned to Utah. Since their daughter, Sarah Fowles, was living in Fairview, Utah, they also went there and took up land. Their homestead was just a bunch of cedar trees and dry sagebrush on a hillside, but by using a big drag pulled by a team, he grubbed out a clearing on a small rising knoll about one and a half miles just north of Fairview. At first they lived in an old log cabin and later built a new home where they lived for the rest of their lives. Jacob loved farming, and was active in his garden until just before he was bed ridden in 1918.

Water was needed to irrigate the dry land so a group of Fairview citizens got together and engineered the Brady Ditch. Great Grandfather had helped construct canals in Arizona and was familiar with the methods of construction, so this ditch was dug on about five percent grade which was just enough for the water to flow evenly to reach the higher lands of his new farm without washing out during high water or a flash flood. After several years, the ditch was flowing and the thirsty land producing crops. The Indians of the southwest had utilized this method of building canals for many years. He built a water wheel by the ditch to divert some of the water from the ditch to turn [the] washing machine and some other machinery for household use.

Mr. Cox, another early settler, devised a plow to be used to remove slabs of limestone and boulders since dynamite was unheard of and black powder was very scarce and inefficient. He took an old apple tree stump that had a certain bend in it that was just right for a plow and drove a steel spike in its bend, then with his team of strong oxen those slabs and boulders came out much easier.

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