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Lydia Lathrop

Lydia Lathrop[1, 2]

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  • Name Lydia Lathrop  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 5 Nov 1775  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alt. Birth 5 Nov 1775  Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Christened 25 Jul 1818  Cramahe Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Feb 1846  Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • West bank of Mississippi River, near Nauvoo, Illinois, United States
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    Person ID I157849  Full Tree | Bingham, Larson, Boulter, Palmer, Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 15 Jul 2014 

    Father Isaac Lathrop
              b. 2 Feb 1740, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 23 Sep 1778, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Lucy Pike
              chr. 6 Jan 1740, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Dec 1764  Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F81083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Husband William Draper, Sr
              b. 9 Sep 1774, Wyoming, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Dec 1854, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1796  Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 8
    Children 
     1. Charles Draper
              b. 9 Sep 1795, Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1880, Alexandria, Jefferson, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Phebe Draper
              b. 9 Oct 1797, Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Feb 1879, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Mary (Or Polly) Draper
              b. 1799-1800, Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Lucretia Draper
              b. 15 Apr 1802, Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Oct 1887, Mount Clemens, Macomb, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Fanny Adelia Draper
              b. 2 Apr 1804, Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jul 1865, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +6. William Draper
              b. 24 Apr 1807, Richmond Township, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 May 1886, Freedom, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +7. Lydia Draper
              b. 7 Oct 1809, Newcastle, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Dec 1893, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +8. Zemira Draper
              b. 22 Feb 1812, Cramahe Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jan 1876, Rockville, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Marvin Draper
              b. Abt 1814, Cramahe Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. , , , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Alfred Rogers Draper
              b. 4 Oct 1815, Cramahe Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 May 1903, , , Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     11. Carson Draper
              b. 1817-1820
              d. 6 Dec 1893, , , , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Mary Draper
              b. 1799-1800, Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F61139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1775 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 5 Nov 1775 - Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Charles Draper - 9 Sep 1795 - Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1796 - Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Phebe Draper - 9 Oct 1797 - Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lucretia Draper - 15 Apr 1802 - Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Fanny Adelia Draper - 2 Apr 1804 - Rome, Oneida, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Draper - 24 Apr 1807 - Richmond Township, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lydia Draper - 7 Oct 1809 - Newcastle, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Zemira Draper - 22 Feb 1812 - Cramahe Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Alfred Rogers Draper - 4 Oct 1815 - Cramahe Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 25 Jul 1818 - Cramahe Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Feb 1846 - Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Montrose, Lee, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Endowment Record for Nauvoo Temple
    Brief out line of William & Lydia's lives

    Histories
    Biography
    Biography
    Biography - Misc Documents

  • Notes 
    • An Enduring Legacy, Volume Eight, p.346
      Zemira Terry's grandmother, Lydia Lathrop Draper, died on the banks of the Mississippi River after the Mormons were driven from the city of Nauvoo in February 1846. Her age and the conditions contributed to her death. The group could not hold a regular funeral for her, so she was buried in a brown dress and a calico apron in the wet bank of the river at Montrose, Iowa. Her husband, William Draper, was the first patriarch of the Church other than the Smiths. He was told to stay in the Pottawattamie lands to give blessings to the weary travelers as they passed by on their way to Utah. He remained there until 1852, when Brigham Young gave him permission to join his family in Utah. His son, Zemira, Sr., had settled in Salt Lake first and then had been sent to Willow Creek in the southern part of Salt Lake County. The Drapers became very prominent in this settlement and before long the name was changed to Draperville, later shortened to Draper.
      ***

      William Draper Sr. and Lydia Lathrop
      Pioneers from Canada
      William Draper Sr. was born Sept. 6, 1774, the son of Thomas and Lydia Rogers Draper in Wyoming, Susquannah Co., Pennsylvania. He was fond of reading the scriptures and was early convinced of the necessity of baptism for the remission of sins. He desired to join a church that believed in such baptism, so he was baptized into the Baptist Church, which he considered as the best one according to his convictions at the time.
      In 1796, he married Lydia Lathrop, daughter of Isaac and Lucy Pike Lathrop. She was the third great-granddaughter of Reverend John Lathrop, who was exiled from England and came to America because of his break from the Church of England, for religious freedom, in 1923. (He was the common ancestor of such prominent men as Prophet Joseph Smith, Wilford Woodruff, Orson and Parley P. Pratt, Oliver Cowdery, Peter Newton, William Draper, Stillan Pond, and many others, even Franklin D. Roosevelt traces his ancestry back to this Lathrop.) She (Lydia) was born Nov. 5, 1775 in Norwich, New Haven, Conn.
      A poem was written by a daughter of their his son, Artemesia Anderson, about the trip when William and Lydia moved to Canada.
      There was a child born. His name was William Draper Jr. He was the 5th fifth child (although the poem mentions three earlier children.) My grandfather, Zemira, was born Feb. 27, 1812.
      After being in full membership for 15 years, he began to be criticized for believing and teaching that the scriptures were to be understood in accordance to their previous purport, that the prophesies were going to be fulfilled, and that the Israelites would be gathered. He continued to believe as his conscience dictated, however.
      Then in 1833 he heard Brigham Young preach Mormonism when he was on his Canadian mission. As soon as he heard it he recognized the truths that he had been searching for all his life, and asked for baptism. He was baptized and confirmed on the 25th of March, 1833
      By Brigham Young (and Joseph Young assisted in the confirmation.) This was in the Township of Laborough, Canada. He was ordained to the Priesthood in June 1833, and later in the same month he was ordained an Elder by the same Brigham Young.
      In 1835 he immigrated to Kirtland, Ohio, and in 1836 he went back to Canada on a mission in company with John E. Page where they baptized many persons and organized a large branch of the church. and in 1837 was ordained a High Priest under the hands of Don Carlos Smith and his councilors.
      On January 2nd 1837 he joined with the other two thirds of the Saints forming the Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Banking Company.
      On March 13, 1838 because according to the Church Journal History he was one of the Seventies that met to form the governing resolutions to rule them on the proposed move to Missouri. Each seventy listed the members of his respective family that would be going on the move. William Sr. listed two members, which would have been himself and his wife. (His son Thomas listed one and Zemira listed six.
      This exodus was called the Kirtland Camp, and left Kirtland for Missouri, but the Drapers did not go all the way to Missouri at this time. They stopped in Sangamon Co., Ill. Until the fall of 1839 when he moved to Pleasant Vale, Pikes Co., Ill. where he helped build up a large branch of the church.
      In 1841 he moved to Green Plaines, Hancock Co. Ill. He was from there in 1845 and he then sought safety in Nauvoo. All this time his wife Lydia had traveled along accepting his hardships but not accepting his church, but after moving to Nauvoo she asked for baptism. She was baptized and confirmed the same day, Dec 25, 1845. She was also endowed in the temple on this date.
      In 1846 the persecutions became so severe that most of the Latter-Day-Saints left their homes in the winter or early spring, but William had hopes of being able to stay until later. Again we find in the records; "In the summer of 1846 hostilities were renewed against the members of the Church who still remained in Nauvoo. The great body of the Saints had left and only a remnant had remained, composed of the poor, the weak, the aged and afflicted who had been unable to get away. They were all anxious to depart, and were exerting all their energies to obtain means for that purpose. Pres. Young and the Apostles were doing all in their power to aid them to depart.
      The Draper's left Nauvoo on Sept. 17, 1846 and crossed the Mississippi River when the mob forced them to leave. They were forced to stop as soon as they had crossed to the safety of the river, because of the frailties of his wife who was nearly 71. The exposure and difficulty were more than she could endure and she died. She was buried on the bank of the Mississippi River in a brown dress and a calico apron.
      In 1847 William continued his westward journey and went as far a Council Bluffs, where he married his brother's widow in 1847.
      In 1848 he was ordained as the Patriarch of the Branches of the church in Pottawatattamie Lands in Iowa, under the hands of Elder George A. Smith by orders of the First Presidency.
      From then until 1852 at each conference of the Church in Iowa when they were sustaining the General Authorities, William Draper was sustained as Patriarch of the Church of the Pottawattamie Lands in Iowa. At this time there were only two Patriarchs mentioned in conference; John Smith as Patriarch of the entire Church and William Draper in Iowa.
      As he got older he desired to come to Utah to be with his sons and their families so in April 1851 he wrote a letter to the authorities that was read in Conference; "Elder William Draper Sr., Patriarch of the Pottawattamie Branch desires to go to the Valley, and he wishes those who are indebted to him to pay him, with as little delay as possible. He is ever ready to attend to his duties of his calling, and those who may wish his services had better secure them while he is still in their midst, and by so doing may secure virtues and benefits of his office, while he may gain favor from you to an extent that he will be able to provide himself with means and comforts necessary for his long journey."
      He left Iowa in July 1852 in the Robert Weimer Co. Arrived in Salt Lake Sept. 15, 1852. He moved to Draper, where his sons were established and made his home there. He united with the High Priests in Great Salt Lake City. After arriving in Utah he continued his calling as Patriarch and gave about 250 blessings in the valley.
      Not withstanding his age and the many severe scenes he had been called to pass through, he continued his to work with his hands, to within a short time of his death. He died December 24th, 1854, at the advanced age of 80 years, 3 months, and 18 days. He left an enormous posterity as his children, grand children, and great grand children numbered about 150 at the time of his death. His obituary closed with these words: "He went calmly to his rest as only the faithful can, and his words will follow him, and his spirit is rejoicing and operating in a wider sphere of intelligence preparatory to receiving a glorious body in the morning of the resurrection."
      ***

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      !Birth:vital records Norwich, New London, CT & History BYU #920 roll 53, & NV
      Endowment Register F#l033997 & 977.343/Nl K29c & Bk A 1845/6-GS #25163,pt 2.

      !Marr:p.240 Land rec. FHL #005038 when she signed her maiden name 7 Jan 1797,
      as of Rome, Herkimer, NY, when selling her share of deceased father's land. One
      ancestral file shows marriage on 24 Dec 1794,Rome,that date is wrong by this
      Land deed record; Charles Draper is not a son born to her, but she raised him,
      He gave he was the son and heir of Wm's brother, Thomas Jr Draper in l867.

      !Death;Burial:Aug-Oct 1846, near Montrose, Lee County,IA,west bank Miss.River.
      Book,"Faith of Phebe" l997, gave Lovina's dau. wrote Lucy (should be Lydia)
      Lathrop Draper died Febraury l846 on east bank of the Mississippi River.

      !Nauvoo Endowment Reg (977.343/N1 K29c) for birth, and baptism. 9/28/l996, Joy
      Thomas gave she was baptized & accepted into Baptist Church in Cramahe or
      Haldimand Township,Northumberland,Upper Canada,on 25 July l818 (FHL F#804349)
      Some gave different date for LDS Baptism. File shows marr 24 Dec l794-in error.
      Other ordinances by Joy: Lydia Draper, b.l772 B:20 Mar 1928; End;23 Mar 1928;
      sealed to her parents 23 Mar 1928.!Birth:vital records Norwich, New London, CT & History BYU #920 roll 53, & NV
      Endowment Register F#l033997 & 977.343/Nl K29c & Bk A 1845/6-GS #25163,pt 2.

      !Marr:p.240 Land rec. FHL #005038 when she signed her maiden name 7 Jan 1797,
      as of Rome, Herkimer, NY, when selling her share of deceased father's land. One
      ancestral file shows marriage on 24 Dec 1794,Rome,that date is wrong by this
      Land deed record; Charles Draper is not a son born to her, but she raised him,
      He gave he was the son and heir of Wm's brother, Thomas Jr Draper in l867.

      !Death;Burial:Aug-Oct 1846, near Montrose, Lee County,IA,west bank Miss.River.
      Book,"Faith of Phebe" l997, gave Lovina's dau. wrote Lucy (should be Lydia)
      Lathrop Draper died Febraury l846 on east bank of the Mississippi River.

      !Nauvoo Endowment Reg (977.343/N1 K29c) for birth, and baptism. 9/28/l996, Joy
      Thomas gave she was baptized & accepted into Baptist Church in Cramahe or
      Haldimand Township,Northumberland,Upper Canada,on 25 July l818 (FHL F#804349)
      Some gave different date for LDS Baptism. File shows marr 24 Dec l794-in error.
      Other ordinances by Joy: Lydia Draper, b.l772 B:20 Mar 1928; End;23 Mar 1928;
      sealed to her parents 23 Mar 1928. [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] compiled by Lynn James Boulter [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Sandy, UT, 84070, "BOULTER5," supplied by Boulter; copy held by [RESEARCHER & CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    2. [S1535] Personal knowledge of Clark Timmins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S1098] Sarah P. Collinwood, The Descendants of George Palmer and Phebe Draper  (Provo, UT: J. Grant Stevenson, 1962.), 11..

    4. [S30] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index(R)  (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), downloaded 26 Jun 2009.

    5. [S2892] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS]., "International Genealogical Index." Digital images.  ( FamilySearch . http://www.familysearch.org), (http://www.familysearch.org)..

    6. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    7. [S30] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index(R)  (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), citing microfilm 184809, downloaded 26 Jun 2009.

    8. [S30] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index(R)  (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), citing microfilm 455388, downloaded 26 Jun 2009.


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