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Benjamin Clegg[1]

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  • Name Benjamin Clegg 
    Born 1 Sep 1826  Oldham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Christened 2 Jan 1827  Oldham, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1841  Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Emigration 24 Sep 1848  Liverpool, England to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Ship Sailor Prince Departed Liverpool, England 24 Sep 1848 to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 20 Nov 1848 
    Migraton 15 July 1849  Kanesville, Iowa, USA to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Ezra T. Benson Company left Kanesville, Iowa 15 July 1849 and arrived in the Salt Lake valley 25-29 Oct 1849 
    Residence 1850  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1856  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1860  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1880  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1900  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    _UID 7AAB8EE9F797994EADD7832CB014248EBA10 
    Died 15 Jan 1908  Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 18 Jan 1908  3-035-10, Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I62  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 13 Jun 2014 

    Father Ancestors Joseph Clegg,   c. 29 Nov 1795, St. Mary, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1872, Oldham, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Ogden,   b. 18 May 1801, Rochdale, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Q2 1877, Rochdale, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1824  Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    _UID 744BB9240618CC408E4377B7D7A9F369A167 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ancestors Elizabeth Dodd,   b. 1 Aug 1813, Billinghay, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1881, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [2, 15
    Married Spring 1850  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Frances Amelia Clegg,   b. 2 Sep 1851, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1933, Marion, Cassia, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Married: 1x2. Eliza Clegg,   b. 9 Apr 1856, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1935, Grace, Bannock, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2012 
    Family ID F5177  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ancestors Grace McIntyre,   b. 8 Sep 1824, Millport, Cumbraes, Bute, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1904, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [15, 17, 18, 19
    Married 17 Dec 1853  [20
    _UID D37DDA17F720B14B8FA10A1B7D8708F7AC4D 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Mary Clegg,   b. 8 Dec 1854, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1927, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Benjamin Clegg,   b. 29 Apr 1857, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1935  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Peter McIntyre Clegg,   b. 15 Oct 1859, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1945, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Agnes Clegg,   b. 1861,   d. 1861  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Grace Lillious Clegg,   b. Oct 1865, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 24 May 2012 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1826 - Oldham, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 2 Jan 1827 - Oldham, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benjamin Clegg (1827-1908)
    Benjamin Clegg (1827-1908)

    Documents
    Benjamin Clegg (1827-1908) Death Certificate
    Benjamin Clegg (1827-1908) Death Certificate
    Benjamin Clegg 1827-1908 - Obituary
    Benjamin Clegg 1827-1908 - Obituary
    BenjaminClegg1826-1908-BirthRecord
    BenjaminClegg1826-1908-BirthRecord

    Headstones
    Benjamin Clegg (1827-1908) & Grace McIntyre (1824-1904) - Headstone
    Benjamin Clegg (1827-1908) & Grace McIntyre (1824-1904) - Headstone

    Histories
    Benjamin Clegg Biography
    Benjamin Clegg Biography

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] All Utah Since Statehood, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2).
      Mr. Clegg was born on the 15th of October, 1859, in the city in which he still makes his home, a son of Benjamin and Grace (McIntyre) Clegg. The father, who has now departed this life, was for more than a half century closely identified with every undertaking and enterprise that contributed to the development and upbuilding of the city and county of Tooele. He was born in Lancashire, England, on the 1st of September, 1826, his parents being Joseph and Mary Clegg. In the spring of 1848 he was converted to the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in that year left England for America to join the colony of saints who had founded the territory of Utah. He made the long journey across the hot stretches of sand and over the mountain passes as a member of the company commanded by Ezra T. Benson and the first winter of his residence in Utah was spent in the old fort at Salt Lake City. When spring came he made his way to what is now the site of the city of Tooele and located the place which for many years thereafter continued to be his home. There were but few families living in the neighborhood at the time and he was the last of the survivors among those who had located here at the time of his arrival. When he reached Utah he had but limited capital. His entire money amounted to but seventy-five cents. He was also the owner of a cow and a steer. With characteristic energy, however, he set to work and in a short time had accumulated quite a substantial little fortune. As the years passed he won a place among the leading farmers of the country, having thirty-nine acres of highly cultivated land, while he was also extensively interested in cattle and sheep raising. He retired from active life some years prior to his death, his sons taking over the management and care of his business affairs.
      Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical. Volume II.
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      In April, 1850, Benjamin Clegg was married in Salt Lake City to a widow with five children. This wife died in 1882. In December, 1853, he married Miss Grace McIntyre, daughter of Peter and Agnes McIntyre, who were natives of Scotland. Mrs. Clegg was born in Millport, Scotland. She became a convert to the Mormon faith in that country in 1844. Her father, Peter McIntyre, had served as a soldier under Napoleon Bonaparte. His wife died, leaving him with a family of six children, whom he brought to America in 1853, establishing his home at Tooele, where he passed away in 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Clegg became the parents of five children: Elizabeth, who married J. S. Brown, of Salt Lake City; Benjamin; Peter, of this review; Agnes, who died at the age of two years; and Grace, who became Mrs. Jones, of Bingham Canyon. The father was ever a most active worker in the church and reared his children in that faith. He filled the office of high priest and his son Benjamin was sent as a missionary to Australia, where he labored for three years.
      Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical. Volume II.
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      Samuel W. Lee, residing in Tooele, is well known as stake superintendent for the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations and by reason of his expert work as a blacksmith he has also become widely known in various sections where he has labored. Tooele numbers him among her native sons. He was born in 1867 and was the seventh in order of birth in a family of eleven children whose parents were Samuel Francis and Ann (White) Lee. The father was one of the earliest pioneer settlers of Tooele. There seem some men who are fitted by nature to meet the experiences and the hardships of frontier life and such a man was Samuel Francis Lee. He was born July 25, 1834, in Clay county, Missouri, and was of French and English descent. His parents were Alfred and Elizabeth (La Flesh) Lee, who were also American born. They were converted to the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before the birth of their son, Samuel Francis, and he was reared in that faith, of which he ever remained a worthy adberent. In early life he was a workman on the Mormon Temple at Nauvoo, Illinois, and left that place with the others of the faith who traveled westward to Utah in 1849. His father acted as captain of ten wagons on that long and arduous trip across the plains to their new home. Samuel F. Lee became one of the prominent factors in laying out the city of Tooele and plowed the furrows that indicated where the streets of the new city were to be made. In 1861 he was sent by Brigham Young to Dixie, a pioneer settlement in Washington county, Utah, and there he remained until 1866. Before his removal to that place he disposed of all his holdings at Tooele, as it was expected that he would remain in Dixie. In 1853 Samuel F. Lee wedded Ann White, a daughter of Jonathan White, who died in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1849. Her mother, Eilzabeth (Dodd) White, afterward married Benjamin Clegg. Ann White and her mother, with four other children of the family, came to Utah in 1849 as members of the company commanded by Ezra T. Benson. They remained in Salt Lake until 1851 and then removed to Tooele. To Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Francis Lee were born eleven children nine of whom lived to adult age Anna became the wife of Alma Tanner of Salt Lake. Joseph W. married Louise Bond and lives at Eureka. Samuel W. is the next of the family, Lottie became the wife of Robert M. Shields and resides at Tooele. Hyrum W., a blacksmith at the smelter in Tooele, married Stella Robinson. Ella is the wife of Francis John, also of Tooele. Edwin W. married Amy Beasley and resides in Salt Lake. Francis Marion married Kalista Lee and both have passed away. Emma V., deceased, was the wife of Brigham Bowen who resides at Brigham City. The mother of these children is still living in Tooele at the advanced age of eighty-three years.
      Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical. Volume II.
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      In 1876 Mr. Hale was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Clegg, a daughter of Benjamin Clegg, who was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England, September 1, 1827, and came to Utah with the Ezra T. Benson company in 1849. Her mother was born in England, August 1, 1813, and died December 12, 1881, in Tooele. Mr. and Mrs. Hale had a family of ten children, of whom two died in infancy. Jonathan Herman, now living in the Gem valley of Idaho, where he is engaged in farming and ranching, married Rosetta Keller, of Mink Creek, Idaho, and they have eight children: Zella, Franklyn, Bessie, Rowetta, Herman, Helen, Jeniel and Everett, Olive Amelia, who died in 1910, was the wife of Elmer Wells, who resides at Oakley, Utah, where he is engaged in ranching. They had two children, Hazel and Bertha. Elizabeth is the wife of Sidney A. Judd, a sheepman and rancher living at Rose View, near Blackfoot, Idaho, and their five children are Annona, Nathan, Reed, Edith and Roma. Frank Benjamin was killed at the age of twenty years, being thrown from a hay derrick. Aroet Lucius died at the age of twenty years, while on a mission in Arkansas. Cora E. married Frederick Mark Cooper, a resident of Gem valley, Idaho, where he is engaged in farming and ranching, and they have two children, Mark A. and Irene. Parley W., a carpenter by trade, living at Burmeister, married Olive Cassidy and they have one child, Donald. Maylon A. is employed by the potash plant at Burmester. He enlisted in the marines October 27, 1918, went to Mare Island, California, and was honorably discharged in March, 1919. Jonathan H. went on a mission to Indiana, covering the years 1897 and 1898. Aroet L. was engaged in missionary work in Arkansas in 1907 and 1908, and Parley W. was on a mission in California in 1913 and 1914.
      Utah Since State: Historical and Biographical. Volume II.

    2. [S42] Utah Cemetery Inventory, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Benjamin Clegg
      Birth Date: 1 Sep 1827
      Birth Place: Oldham, Lancastershire, Englan
      Death Date: 15 Jan 1908
      Burial Date: 18 January 1908
      Cemetery: Tooele City Cemetery
      Source: Sexton Records / Grant
      Grave Location: 3-35-1
      Relatives: Father Clegg, Joseph
      Mother Ogden, Mary
      Spouse White, Elizabeth

    3. [S19] Utah Death Certificate Index, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name Benjamin Clegg
      Titles & Terms
      Death Date 1908
      Death Place Tooele, Tooele, Utah
      Birthdate
      Estimated Birth Year
      Birthplace
      Death Age
      Gender Male
      Marital Status
      Race or Color
      Spouse's Name
      Father's Name Joseph Clegg
      Father's Titles & Terms
      Mother's Name Mary Ogden
      Mother's Titles & Terms
      Film Number 2229319
      Digital GS Number 4120988
      Image Number 871
      Certificate Number 4

    4. [S71] Birth Record (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S259] 1841 England Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Benjamin Clegg
      Age: 10
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Lancashire, England

      Civil parish: Prestwich Cum Oldham
      Hundred: Salford
      County/Island: Lancashire
      Country: England

      Street Address:

      Occupation:

      View image

      Registration district: Ashton and Oldham
      Sub-registration district: Oldham above Town
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Piece: 546
      Book: 2
      Folio: 34
      Page Number: 28
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Joseph Clegg 45
      Mary Clegg 40
      William Clegg 15
      Hannah Clegg 13
      Benjamin Clegg 10
      Joseph Clegg 8
      Hamlet Clegg 5

    6. [S37] Mormon Migration, http://lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/index.php (Reliability: 3).
      Born:
      1826
      Origin:
      Unknown
      Occupation:
      Laborer
      Voyage:
      Liverpool to New Orleans
      24 Sep 1848 – 20 Nov 1848
      Voyage Accounts:
      Accounts for this voyage
      Ship:
      Sailor Prince

    7. [S82] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, http://lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompanysearch/1,15773,3966-1-2068,00.html (Reliability: 3).
      Clegg, Benjamin

      Birth Date: 1 Sep. 1827
      Death Date: 15 Jan. 1908
      Gender: Male
      Age: 22
      Company: Ezra T. Benson Company (1849)

    8. [S67] 1850 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Benjamin Clegg
      [Benjamin White]
      Age: 24
      Birth Year: abt 1826
      Birthplace: England
      Home in 1850: Tooele, Utah Territory
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 9
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Joseph Sidwell 52
      Francis Gurwell 20
      Benjamin Clegg 24
      Elizabeth Clegg 36
      Ann Clegg 14
      Mary Clegg 13
      Joseph Clegg 10
      Susanna Clegg 4
      Charlotte Clegg 1

    9. [S307] Utah Census, 1850-1890 (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Benjamin Clegg
      State: UT
      County: Tooele County
      Township: Tooele City
      Year: 1856
      Page: 833
      Database: UT 1856 Statehood Census Index

    10. [S107] 1860 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Benjamin Clagg
      [Benjamin Clegg]
      Age in 1860: 33
      Birth Year: abt 1827
      Birthplace: England
      Home in 1860: Tooele, Tooele, Utah Territory
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Great Salt Lake City
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Benjamin Clagg 33
      Grace Clagg 35
      Elizabeth Clagg 47
      Amelia Clagg 8
      Elizabeth Clagg 5
      Eliza Clagg 4
      Benjamin Clagg 3
      Peter Clagg 8/12
      Joseph White 19
      Richard Kennington 14

    11. [S7] 1880 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Benjamin Clegg
      Residence: Tooele City, Tooele, Utah
      Birthdate: 1827
      Birthplace: England
      Relationship to Head: Self
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Clegg
      Spouse's Birthplace: England
      Father's Name:
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Name:
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Race or Color (Expanded): White
      Ethnicity (Standardized): American
      Gender: Male
      Martial Status: Married
      Age (Expanded): 53 years
      Occupation: Farmer
      NARA Film Number: T9-1338
      Page: 55
      Page Character: B
      Entry Number: 72
      Film number: 1255338
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      SELF Benjamin Clegg M 53 England
      WIFE Elizabeth Clegg F 66 England

    12. [S43] 1900 United States Census (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Benjamin Clegg
      Home in 1900: Tooele, Tooele, Utah
      Age: 71
      Birth Date: Aug 1828
      Birthplace: England
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Immigration Year: 1848
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Spouse's Name: Grace Clegg
      Marriage year: 1852
      Marital Status: Married
      Years married: 48
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Benjamin Clegg 71
      Grace Clegg 72

    13. [S47] England Marriages, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 3).
      Groom's Name Joseph Clegg
      Groom's Birth Date
      Groom's Birthplace
      Groom's Age
      Bride's Name Mary Ogden
      Bride's Birth Date
      Bride's Birthplace
      Bride's Age
      Marriage Date 26 Feb 1824
      Marriage Place Manchester, Lancashire, England
      Groom's Father's Name
      Groom's Mother's Name
      Bride's Father's Name
      Bride's Mother's Name
      Groom's Race
      Groom's Marital Status
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name
      Bride's Race
      Bride's Marital Status
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number I02849-0
      System Origin England-EASy
      Source Film Number 1545584
      Reference Number pg121 ln361

    14. [S47] England Marriages, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 3).
      Groom's Name Joseph Clegg
      Groom's Birth Date
      Groom's Birthplace
      Groom's Age
      Bride's Name Mary Ogden
      Bride's Birth Date
      Bride's Birthplace
      Bride's Age
      Marriage Date 26 Feb 1824
      Marriage Place Cathedral,Manchester,Lancashire,England
      Groom's Father's Name
      Groom's Mother's Name
      Bride's Father's Name
      Bride's Mother's Name
      Groom's Race
      Groom's Marital Status
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name
      Bride's Race
      Bride's Marital Status
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M00546-6
      System Origin England-ODM
      Source Film Number 438193
      Reference Number

    15. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: CLEGG, BENJAMIN

      Birth: 9/1/1827
      Death: 1/15/1908
      Burial: 1/18/1908
      Place of Birth: OLDHAM, LANCASTERSHIRE, ENGLAN
      Place of Death:
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Tooele City Cemetery , 3-035-10
      Source:
      Comments:
      Relatives:
      OGDEN, MARY (Mother)
      CLEGG, JOSEPH (Father)
      WHITE, ELIZABETH/ MCINTYRE, GRACE (Spouse)

    16. [S177] Obituary - Various Sources (Reliability: 3).
      Elizabeth Dodd Obituary

    17. [S36] Salt Lake County Death Records (Reliability: 3).
      Name Elizabeth Mary Clegg Brown
      Death Date 20 May 1927
      Gender Female
      Race or Color (Original) White
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Birthplace Tooele, Utah
      Father's Name Benjamin Clegg
      Mother's Name Grace McIntyre
      Marital Status Widowed
      Spouse's Name James S Brown
      Age at Death 72 years 5 months 12 days
      Estimated Birth Date
      Birth Date 08 Dec 1854
      Document Type Certificate of Death
      Digital Folder Number 4139771
      Image Number 00221

    18. [S19] Utah Death Certificate Index, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name Elizabeth Mary Clegg Brown
      Titles & Terms
      Death Date 20 May 1927
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Birthdate
      Estimated Birth Year 1855
      Birthplace
      Death Age 72 years 5 months 12 days
      Gender Female
      Marital Status Married
      Race or Color
      Spouse's Name James S. Brown
      Father's Name Benjamin Clegg
      Father's Titles & Terms
      Mother's Name Grace Mcintyre
      Mother's Titles & Terms
      Film Number 2259756
      Digital GS Number 4121337
      Image Number 1019
      Certificate Number 921

    19. [S20] Utah Deaths and Burials, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 3).
      Name Elizabeth Mary Clegg Brown
      Gender Female
      Burial Date 22 May 1927
      Burial Place City Cemetery
      Death Date 20 May 1927
      Death Place Salt Lake City, S. L. Co., Utah
      Age 72
      Birth Date 08 Dec 1854
      Birthplace Tooele, Utah
      Occupation At Home
      Race White
      Marital Status Widowed
      Spouse's Name
      Father's Name Benjamin Clegg
      Father's Birthplace Oldham, England
      Mother's Name Grace Mcintyre
      Mother's Birthplace Millport, Scotland
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number B54931-3
      System Origin Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number 26563
      Reference Number

    20. [S308] Peter McIntyre Autobiography, Peter McIntyre, http://genealogy.watsonclan.com/histories/PeterMcI. (Reliability: 3).
      Grace was married to Brother Benjamin Clegg on 17 December 1853