Saturday, September 7, 2013

Louisa Taylor and Hosea Stout

Hosea Stout
Parents Joseph Stout and Anna Smith
Born 18 Sep 1810 Danville, Mercer, Kentucky
Occupation:  City Attorney:  St George, Washington, Utah
US Attorney 1862 (signed by President Abraham Lincoln)
Polygamist Married 1) Samantha Peck 7 Jan 1838
2) Louisa Bome Taylor 29 Nov 1840 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
3) Lucretia Fisher 20 Apr 1845  Hancock, Illinois
4) Marinda Bennett 30 Jun 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
5) Asenath Harmon Gheen 9 Jan 1854 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (divorced)
6) Alvira Wilson 19 Jul 1855 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Note:  His entry about his marriage to Alvira Wilson:
Journal of Hosea Stout:
"Thursday 19 July 1855 This evening about dusk I was married to Miss [Alvira] Wilson Daughter of Lewis D. & Nancy Ann Wilson. Miss Wilson was born in Green Township, Richland County, Ohio on the 21st day of April A. D. 1834. She has been raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 
President Brigham Young performed the ceremony.
7) Sarah Cox Jones
LDS Mission to China
Military:  Blackhawk War 1832
Died 2 Mar 1889 Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah Plot D-4-15
Buried Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah
Obituary of Hosea Stout in the Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah 9 Mar 1889 Current Events page 21Hosea Stout demise At 2:45 am March 2nd [1889]in Big Cottonwood Ward.

Hosea Stout Esq. who has a figured prominently in the history of the Latter Day Saints for the past half century passed from life. The immediate cause of his death being paralysis with which he had been affected for the past four weeks. He was a native of Kentucky having been born in Mercer County September 18, 1810, but migrated when very young to [Clinton County, Ohio] and thence to Missouri where he embraced the gospel and from that time shared in the vicissitudes through which the church passed. He served in the Black Hawk war and taught school in Illinois for a number of years. He was intimately associated with the Prophet Joseph Smith for a number of years prior to his death and for some time acted as his body guard as well as being an officer in the Nauvoo Legion and Chief of Police. He came to Utah in 1848 and located in Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Utah Legislature for a number of sessions, also of the City Council and practice at the bar when in the territory from the time the first court was established here until a few years since when his health became so impaired that he retired to his farm. He performed a mission to Hong Kong, China in 1853, [during which time his wife, Louisa Taylor Stout died after childbirth]. [He]was also one of the early settlers of St. George in Southern Utah where he remained about five years. He was a man of sterling integrity and excellent ability; and leaves a wife [Alvira Wilson] and a large family–a wife, nine sons and two daughters besides a large number of grandchildren to revere his memory and emulate his virtues.

Hosea Stout kept an extensive journal, which Juanita Brooks transcribed and printed in two volumes as: On the Mormon Frontier
2nd wife:  Louisa Bome Taylor
Parents:  William Taylor and Elizabeth Patrick
Born 19 Oct 1819 Richardsville, Warren, Kentucky
Died 11 Jan 1853 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Note:  her husband was away on an LDS mission to China and she'd just given birth two days before
Burial: Salt lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah Plot D-4-1
Birth:  Family Bible shown in book, Coneto Creek Taylors by Jesse L Warner (1975) page 30b


Lydia Sarah Stout

Born 20 Dec 1841 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 13 Nov 1842 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Buried Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds

William Hosea Stout

Born 16 Apr 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 28 Jun 1846 Iowa
Buried  Beside the wagon trail near Mt. Pisgah, Iowa. Mount Pisgah was a semi-permanent settlement or way station from 1846 to 1852 along the Mormon Trail between Garden Grove and Council Bluffs. It is located near the small community of Thayer.

Life Sketch:
From the diary of his father, Hosea Stout:Thurs 25 Jun 1846. Little Hosea was on the decline the laying on of hands seemed to do but little or no good... water came in torrents & the wind blew our tent down & the water ran through the wagon. Hosea was lying in water…our last hopes for him vanished.

Saturday June the 27th 1846. We were shut up in the wagon with nothing to behold or contemplate but this devoted child writhing under the power of the destroyer …we laid hands on him again so that if he could not be raised up, the powers of darkness might be rebuked with the Priesthood…
After laying hands on him…he became easy & went to sleep.

Sunday June the 28th 1846. He seemed perfectly easy & now had given up to the struggle of death & lay breathing out his life sweetly. … he had his natural, easy, pleasant & calm appearance & seemed to go to sleep.

Thus died my son and one too on whom I had placed my own name & was the dearest object of my heart. Gone too in the midst of affliction sorrow & disappointment in the wild solitary wilderness. Surrounded by every discouraging circumstance that is calculated to make man unhappy &
disconsolate. Without the necessaries of life, Without even daily bread & no prospects for the future. There in this wild land to lay him...Discouraged, desolate & such frequent disappointments as had lately been my lot & no reason to expect any thing better in future could now only occupy my mind & the mind of my wife the bereaved mother We had now only 1 daughter & that was born on the road & what was its fate? [Louisa, Apr 1846-Aug 1847]

I have often heard people tell of loosing the darling object of their heart & heard of people mourning as for the loss of an only son. But never until now did I fully feel and realize the keen & heart rending force of their words… This the darling object of my heart gone seemed to cap the climax of all my former misfortunes & seemed more than all else to leave me utterly hopeless.

But I shall cease to indulge in my feelings any longer…

Suffice it to say that every attention and kindness was now proffered to me that I needed on the occasion. There was a good coffin made for him. After which we all moved on and buried him on a hill in the prairie about one mile from the Nodaway where there was the grave of an infant of Br John Smith and then pursued our journey leaving the two lovely innocents to slumber in peace in this solitary wild until we should awake them in the morn of the resurrection. 

Hyrum Stout

Born4 Jul 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Died 8 May 1846 Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa
Buried Near Garden Grove, Iowa
Life Sketch: from his father's journal
Fri 8 May 1846. I was sick & went into the wood being very lonesome…
I was sent for… my little son Hyrum was dying. I found the poor little afflicted child in the last agonies of death. He died in my arms... with the whooping cough & black canker [scurvy]… the 2nd child which I had lost both dying in my arms. I shall not attempt to say anything about my feelings … for my family is still afflicted.

My wife is yet unable to go about & little Hosea my only son now is wearing down & what will be the end thereof. I have fearful foreboding of coming evil on my family. We are truly desolate & afflicted & entirely destitute of any thing even to eat much less to nourish the sick

Louisa Stout

Born 22 Apr 1846 Decatur County, Iowa
Died 5 Aug 1847 Douglas County, Nebraska
Buried Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska
Life Sketch:
Hosea Stout's journal entries about her birth:

Wednesday April the 22nd 1846. The weaher was warm, sultry with a damp heavy air & broken cluds Earley thismorning the camp commenced moving. At 8 o'clock and just as we were going to start Louisa was taken sick and delivered of a daughter and we calle its name Louisa. This was my first born in the wilderness as some of the old prophets once said and from the situation of our dwelling might be called a "Prairie chicken". We did not go to day in consequence of her being confined but herded our cattle as usual when we did not travil.

Hosea Stout's journal about her death:
Thursday Augt 5th 1847. Sent out 5 men on guard & staid at home.

Louisa, now my only child, who had been sick for a long time died today which seemed to complete the dark curtain which has een drawn over me since I left Nauvoo. My family then cosisted of 8 member & now but two." Five of whom has died & now I am left childless but I shall not dwell on this painful subect.

Friday Aug 6th 1847. Sent 4 men out on Guard & staid in to attend to the burial of my child.


Elizabeth Ann Stout

Born 19 Mar 1848 Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska
Married polygamist Isaac Cox as his second wife 28 Oct 1865 St. George, Washington, Utah
Children: Hosea, Mary, Henderson, Warren, Marion, Louisa, Jedediah, Ruth
Died 10 Aug 1935 Hinckley, Millard, Utah
Buried Hinckley City Cemetery, Millard, Utah
Life Sketch:
Her father, Hosea Stout, wrote in his journal about Elizabeth Ann's birth: "Sun. Mar. 19,1848--Today was more auspicious to me than the two preceding ones for my wife was safely delivered of a fine daughter at half past three o'clock in the evening, weight
-- lbs."
One of her children wrote: Mother, Elizabeth A. Cox, was called to labor in the St. George Temple, April 29, 1902. On account of poor health, she was released as an ordinance worker May 13, 1924 with the understanding that she had the priviledge (sic) of coming and helping occasionally as her health would permit. Mother continued to go to the Temple for Endowments. She

did endowment work for approximately three thousand people. In that day they only had one session a day, three days a week and later four days a week of endowments. President D. H. Cannon, said of her: "She was just as faithful as the raising and setting of the sun." Mother had been operated on for the tri-facial nerve which had given her distress for years; she was relieved from distress for a period of years and then it returned and gave her much distress this winter (1933)
1860 US Census Great Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 11)
1870 US Census St George, Washington, Utah (age 22)
1880 US Census St George, Washington, Utah (age 32, living with Issac and first wife plus children)
1910 US Census St George, Washington, Utah (age 62, widowed)
1920 US Census St George, Washington, Utah (age 71, widowed, living with son, Kenneth)
1930 US Census St George, Washington, Utah (age 82, widowed, living with son, Warren)
Pic and headstone:
Billion Graves Index

Eli Harvey Stout

Born 17 Sep 1851 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Occupation:  (1880) Laborer
Married Carrie Hansen
Children:  Eli, Louisa, Carrie, Reuben, Albert, Franklin, Florence
Died 27 Nov 1925 Oakland, Alameda, California
Buried Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah Lot 2-27-2
1860 US Census Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah (age 8)
1880 US Census Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah (age 28)
1900 US Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (age 49)
1910 US Census American Fork, Utah, Utah (age 58)
Headstone and pics:

Joseph Allen Stout

Born 30 Dec 1852 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 10 Jan 1853 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
COD: Erysipelas, also known as St. Anthony's Fire, is an intensely red bacterial infection that occurs on the face and lower extremities. 
Life Sketch:
Joseph Allen Stout was born and died while his father, Hosea Stout was on a mission to China. Joseph Allen Stout's mother, Louisa Taylor Stout died two days after him. 

From the journal of his Uncle Allen Joseph Stout:
On the 30 December my brother [Hosea]'s wife had a son and called his name Joseph Allen. On 10 January 1853, the child died of erysipelas; and Louisa, my brother's wife, was fast declining when her babe died; and on 12 January she expired. Now she left three small children, and I did not expect that my brother would return for five years; so I moved into his house to try to take care of his children; but in the spring of 1853, President Young advised me to let the children go and live with their grandmother.

22 Jan 1853 FHL US/CAN Film 0026586, item 5 

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