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Family: William Atkins Gheen/Esther Ann Pierce (F251)

m. 7 May 1823


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  • William Atkins GheenFather | Male
    William Atkins Gheen

    Born  1798   
    Died  15 Jul 1845  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Unknown, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  7 May 1823  Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Esther Ann  PierceMother | Female
    Esther Ann Pierce

    Born  24 Dec 1801  Thornbury, Delaware, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Sep 1858  Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Sep 1858  Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Ellis Mendenhall Sanders | F5588 
    Married  2 Feb 1846   
    Father  Thomas Pierce | F5587 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Margaret Trimble | F5587 Group Sheet 

    Ann Alice  GheenChild 1 | Female
    + Ann Alice Gheen

    Born  2 Dec 1827  West Whiteland, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  12 Oct 1879  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  18 Oct 1879  Kimball Whitney Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Heber Chase Kimball | F192 
    Married  10 Sep 1844  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Amanda Trimble  GheenChild 2 | Female
    + Amanda Trimble Gheen

    Born  18 Jan 1830  Whiteland Crest, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Nov 1904  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  7 Nov 1904  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Heber Chase Kimball | F5486 
    Married  1845   

  • Notes 
    • Brief Life Sketch of Ester Ann Pierce (Gheen) (Mallory) (Lake)

      Ester Ann Pierce was born to Thomas and Margaret Trimble Pierce on 24 Dec 1808 in Thornbury, Delaware, Pennsylvania. She married William Atkins Gheen the 7th May 1823. They both had been memebers of the Quakers. They were the parents of eight children. They were baptized 15 Aug 1840. They soon gathered with the saints at Nauvoo, Illinois. William Atkins Gheen became very ill and died 15 July 1845. Ester was sealed to William in the newly completed Nauvoo Temple on 2 Feb 1846. This same day she married Ellis Mendenhall Sanders for time only. They were later divorced on 29 Jan 1848.

      Ester arrived in Utah around 1850. Her son, Stephen, arrived in 1848 with the Howard Egan Independent Company. She may have been with him. She appears in the 1850 census living in Ogden. She is living with her children at the home of Lemuel Mallory. The Gheen Family has him listed as a husband. We do not have any other records regarding hij, if they were married there would have been a divorce before 1853 when she married James Lake. In the spring on 1853 she is listed in the Bingham Fort as the Widow Gheen. Lemuel Mallory was on the first high council of the Weber Stake with James Lake. Lemuel later moved to Cache Valley, Utah.

      Ester Ann Pierce Gheen Mendenhall Mallory because the plural wife on James Lake on 8 Oct 1853 being married for time only. She died 2 Sep 1858, just a short time after returning to Ogden after the evacuation of the saints to Utah County, because of the Johnston's Army threat. She is buried in the Ogden Cemetery in a plot purchased by James Lake.