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Rhoda Sanford

Rhoda Sanford

Female 1812 - 1896  (84 years)

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  • Name Rhoda Sanford 
    Born 15 Jun 1812  Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1820  Lyme, Jefferson, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    • Solomon Sanford: Males: 1 under 10, 1 - 26 to 45. Females: 3 under 10, 2 - 10 to 16, 1 - 16 to 26, 1 - other.
    Move 1838  , , Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Move 1843  Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Move 1844  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Move Feb 1846  Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  , Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    • Joseph Skeen, 44, real estate $300, personal estate $1000, born in Pennsylvania. Rhoda Skeen, 42, born in Canada. Elisa P. Skeen, 11, born in Iowa. Lucretia Skeen, 11, born in Iowa. Lyman Skeen, 11, born in Iowa. Francis Skeen 3, born in Utah. Joseph Skeen, 3, born in Utah.
    Census 1880  Plain City, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • Joseph Skeens, 62, farmer, born in Pennsylvania. Roda Skeens, 63, keeping house, born in Canada. Joseph E. Skeens, 22, farmer, born in Utah. Nora Skeens, 18, daughter-in-law, born in Utah. Maud Skeens, 4 months, granddaughter, born in Utah.
    Buried Aug 1896  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Aug 1896  Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Copy of letter written to Rhoda S. Lawrence by her brother, Ephraim Sanford
      29 Aug 1847

      Dear Sister,

      I take the opportunity of writing to you to let you know of our health and welfare. Everyone all well at present and hope these lines find you enjoying the same blessings. We received yours on the 15th of this month and was glad to hear from you but I have sorrowful news to write to you and should have wrote to you before if I had have noew where to have found you. Your old father is dead. He died on the 23rd day of April with the lung fever he was sick only one week the poor old man took his death last winter. I think on them large prairies he said that he was willing to go he died in his wright mind he was living at my house. I went after him last spring to the wotsway river but he did not stay long with me after he got here. Mother been sick all summer. She fell and it hurt herself very bad in one of her hips. She is lame yet and I think she always will be, her health is some better now than it has been. She is at my house now and both of the girls they have been at turns for the last two months they came to my house last Sunday. Ira Thornton's folks was well and last we heard from them. They live at Cincinnati on the Mississippi river about 20 miles from my house Thomas and Charlotte lives there too and we will. Dear Sister it is hard for you to be in a strange place with your family of girls and no one to help you. I no and if you were here I could help you some for we have good crops this year and if you was here you could get plenty of everything you want and you can come here and stay this winter if you can't content yourself to stay any longer if your oxen was here. I would winter them for you for I have got plenty of corn but if you can get them wintered there it would be better for you com by water cheaper than you can by land and if you will come and stay this winter I will come after you this fall your old mother wants you to come very much and so do we all want you to come. I write with but little hopes of your ever getting these few lines for it is so uncertain about a letter wreaching you that I have not much faith. Give our respects to John and Jane and the children. I want you to write one as soon as you get this letter without fail and tell me when you want me to come after you.

      Ephraim Sanford
      To Rhoda Lawrence

      Note: Charlotte is Ephraim Sanford's sister. Her husband was Thomas Durfee. [5]
    • (Research):Patriarchal Blessing of Rhoda Sanford Lawerence

      #105 Jany 23rd A blessing by John Smith, Patriarch, upon the head of Rhoda Sanford Lawrence, daughter of Solomon and Eleanor Sanford, born 15th June 1812, Upper Canada near Brockville.

      Sister Rhoda, inasmuch as thou hast presented thyself to receive a blessing under my hands according to the order of the priesthood, I lay my hands upon thee and by authority of Jesus Christ, I place a fathers blessing upon thee, thou art a daughter of Abraham of the same family as thy companion and an heir to the same blessings, powers and priesthood that is sealed upon him, which shall be conferred upon thee in company with him in due time, manifesting unto thee all things pertaining to the build up of the kingdom of the most high on the face of the earth, shewing unto thee the hand and order by which the Lord rules worlds in all his vast dominions, thou shalt be blest, thy storehouse shall be well filled, thy table well supplied with the choicest fruits of the earth, thy children shall grow up about thy table as the most choice vines of the earth, healthy and good and inasmuch as thou are one with thy companion, the destroyer shall have no power over them, they shall increase continually as long as the name of Ephraim and Manasseh are known in the house of Israel, this is thy blessing sister which I seal upon thee in common with thy companion, for a woman can have but little power in the priesthood alone and I seal upon thee every desirable favor inasmuch is your faith does not fail, I seal you up to eternal lives, Amen. Rob. Campirll, Recorder. [6]
    Person ID I439274  7_families
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2006 

    Father Solomon Sanford,   b. 15 Sep 1787, Rensselaer, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1847, Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Eleanor (Elanor) Barry,   b. 2 Apr 1786, , Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890, , , Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1807  Markham, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F159766  Group Sheet

    Family 1 John Lawrence,   b. 21 Jun 1803, , Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1846, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1830  Of, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Araminta Miranda Adelia Lawrence,   b. 5 Dec 1831, Kitley, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1891, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +2. Sarah Jane Lawrence,   b. 22 Aug 1834-1835, , , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1928, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +3. Mariah Lawrence,   b. 24 May 1836, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1909, Lehi, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +4. Emma Smith Lawrence,   b. 12 Jun 1838, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1915, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +5. Mary Elleanor Lawrence,   b. 12 Jan 1841, Lime City, Adams, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1919, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Angeline Elizabeth Lawrence,   b. 17 Nov 1842, , Adams, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1846, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     7. Rhoda Almira Lawrence,   b. 9 Mar 1845, , Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1846, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. John Edwin Lawrence,   b. 11 Mar 1847, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1847, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F159732  Group Sheet

    Family 2 John Loveless,   b. 24 Jun 1807, Coldrean, Ross, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1880, Payson, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1847  , Pottawattomie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Lucretia Charlotte Loveless,   b. 12 Dec 1848, Little Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1949, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F198717  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Joseph Skeen,   b. 10 Aug 1816, Steeleville, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1882, Plain City, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1855 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F159765  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1812 - Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Lyme, Jefferson, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1838 - , , Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1843 - Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1844 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Feb 1846 - Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1847 - , Pottawattomie, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - , Weber, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Plain City, Weber, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aug 1896 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 1896 - Lehi, Utah, Utah Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rhoda Sanford Lawrence
    Rhoda Sanford Lawrence

    Documents
    Joseph Skeen Estate Notification
    Joseph Skeen Estate Notification
    Joseph Skeen Probate Notification
    Joseph Skeen Probate Notification
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen - Move to Lehi
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen - Move to Lehi
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen Estate Notice
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen Estate Notice
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen Estate - Property Sale Moved
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen Estate - Property Sale Moved
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen - Estate Land Sale Date
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen - Estate Land Sale Date
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen - Stroke
    Rhoda Sanford Skeen - Stroke

    Headstones
    Rhoda Sanford Lawrence Skeen headstone
    Rhoda Sanford Lawrence Skeen headstone
    Rhoda Sanford Lawrence Skeen headstone sketch
    Rhoda Sanford Lawrence Skeen headstone sketch

  • Sources 
    1. [S542] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Historian's Office, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Utah, 50 E. North Temple, Church Historian), Rhoda Sanford Lawrence, Patriarchal Blessing, no. 105 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S7680] New York, Jefferson, Lyme - 1820 - Federal Census, New York, Jefferson, Lyme, (www.ancestry.com).

    3. [S7582] Utah, Weber County - 1880 - Federal Census, Utah, Weber County, (www.ancestry.com), 124 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S7581] Utah, Weber, Plain City - 1880 - Federal Census, Utah, Weber, Plain Cith, (www.familysearch.org).

    5. [S7591] Letter - from Ephraim Sanford to Rhoda Sanford Lawrence - 29 Aug 1847, Ephraim Sanford, (29 Aug 1847), copy of letter in the possession of Lee Drew (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S542] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Historian's Office, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Utah, 50 E. North Temple, Church Historian), Rhoda Sanford Lawrence Patriarchal Blessing (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S7677] New York, Schenectady, Schenectady - History, John Sanders, (Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, Inc., 1999 ISBN 0788413147 Book #974.744/S1 H2s), Book #974.744/S1 H2s., 236 (Reliability: 3).