Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stephen Chadwick Perry 1818 - 1888

Stephen 1860

Stephen 1875

Stephen Chadwick Perry is the seventh child and son of Asahel Perry and Polly Chadwick. He was born 22 Dec. 1818, at Middlebury, Geneses County, New York. He was a boy who had great love and respect for the teachings of his father and firmly believed the word of the missionaries who came to his father's home. He was baptized a member of the Church, 4 Aug. 1833, and left the town where he was born with his father and mother to go with the saints wherever they were called upon to move, He was ordained an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 6 Apr. 1840, by the Prophet Joseph Smith.

The 6th of June 1840, Stephen Chadwick Perry was married to Susannah Colista Hidden, daughter of Ebenezer Hidden, She was born at Holland, Erie County, New York, February 24, 1817. One son, Stephen Hidden Perry, was born to them 19 January 1843, At the time of the boy's birth, the mother died and two days later the baby died. They were both buried in the same casket.

On January 18, 1844, at Nauvoo, Illinois, Stephen Chadwick Perry and Anna Maria Hulet were married. She was the daughter of Charles Hulet and Margaret Noah. She was born at Nelson, Portage County, Ohio. She had one brother and three sisters, They made their home at Nauvoo, Illinois, where their first child Mahonri Mariancumar Perry was born in January 1845. They left Nauvoo with the saints when they were driven from Missouri and settled in Mt. Pisgah, Iowa. Here their first daughter was born, Tryphena Roseltha, 19 June 1847. In 1848, Stephen went back to New York on a mission. On December 31, 1849 a second son, Lewis Rosalvo, was born.

In the spring of 1850, Stephen, his wife and two children and his father and mother started across the plains in Capt. Bennett's Company. The father and mother of Anna Maria Heulet Perry were also in this company. They arrived at Springville in October 1950, and at first lived in small forts in the northwest part of town on Hobble Creek. . Later a larger fort was built in the center of the townsite. In a very small house in this fort two mere children were born to Stephen Chadwick Perry and Ann Marie Hulet, John Sylvester and Colista Ann. They soon moved and built a home on their farming land south of the fort. Here Charles Asahel and one child, Sarah Elizabeth who died in infancy, were born.

Ann Marie Hulet Perry was a very quiet, unassuming woman of sterling truth and willing to do all she could to help anyone who needed any assistance. The trip across the plains must of necessity have been very hard for these saints who had very little to start out on such a trip, but being summer, it was pleasant weather for traveling. Stephen's sister, Polly Marie Smith, and her husband, William Smith, were in the same company, so they had a sort of family party all the way. Ann Marie Hulet Perry died at Springville, Utah on 27 July 1884.

February 4, 1854, Stephen Chadwick Perry entered the order of plural marriage. He took for a second wife, Margaret Eleanor Stewart, who was born near Louisville, Kentucky, 26 April 1836, daughter of John Martin Stewart and Nancy King. To them were born three children, Harriet Susanna Perry Whiting who is still living at Mapleton, Utah, Isabel Maria, and Martin Stewart. Harriet had fifteen children. In 1855, Stephen Chadwick Perry was called on a mission to help colonize Southern
Utah, He went with a party of Elders to Las Vegas where he spent two years away from his families of small children.

In the year 1857, he married Mary Boggs at Springville, Utah. To them were born eleven children, Horace Perry is the only one of his children that is still living. He will be ninety-two in September, 1965. His children by Mary are: Hyrum Boggs Perry, Francis Martin Perry, George Willard Perry, Frances Eveline Perry, Luella Estella Perry, Lucy Viola Perry, Edward Harvey Perry, Horace Brigham Perry, Parley Pratt Perry, Marcus Lafayette Perry, and Marion Perry.

Mary Boggs Perry was born 12 April 1843, Nauvoo, Illinois, the daughter of Francis Boggs and Evaline Martin. Her father came to Utah in the first company of pioneers, and she came in the second company when only four years old, with her mother, brothers, and sisters in Captain Spencer's Company, arriving in Salt Lake City September 1847. Her father, Francis Boggs, was born 17 May 1807, at Belmont, Ohio. Francis Boggs and family later moved to Springville, Utah, and while living in Springville, Mary married Stephen Chadwick Perry, and lived there for many years.

In the year 1877, the Perry family moved to Mapleton or what was then called the Union Bench, and took up a homestead and built a two-room house. Here Grandma, to us, and Aunt Mary, to our community, spent many lonely hours with her small children with her, and they must have been filled, most of the time, with fear as well as loneliness as there were few people living in Mapleton at that time and the homestead was surrounded with tall sage. The Indians were around also all the time begging for something to eat. Mary Perry and her children were indeed pioneers of Mapleton, and she and her father, both Pioneers of 1847. Her descendants should feel truly blessed to be descendants of such progenitors. Mary Perry and Stephen always told their children to show great reverence for the Gospel and to always honor the laws of the land.

After the death of Ann Marie Perry, Stephen Perry's second wife, her youngest son, Charles Asahel Perry, lived with Mary Perry and was loved and treated the same as her own children. Stephen Chadwick Perry was locally known as the first chair-maker of Springville and many of his chairs are still cherished as pioneer relics of pioneer life. Stephen Perry was a veteran of the Black Hawk War and was one of the messengers sent to take overtures of peace to the hostile Indians of Walker's Band encamped in Payson Canyon. He narrowly escaped with his life at this time at the hands of blood-thirsty Indians. He was one of Springville's honored citizens. He was a High Priest. He filled three missions. One of these missions was back to the Eastern States. He arrived at the town where he was born 31 December 1869. He again visited his brothers and sisters but they gave him to understand that he was to say nothing of the Church, but he was made very welcome as their brother. He was away from his home and family over two years at this time.

Stephen Chadwick Perry was one of the bodyguards to the Prophet Joseph and talked with both Joseph and Hyrum Smith the night before the martyrdom. Stephen Perry with his wives were indeed builders not only of many homes, but of high honor and integrity in their noble sons and daughters. We the later descendants, can little realize the hardships these families must have had, especially during the time of the father's missions. To him and his wives, his children and grandchildren stand as a great living monument. There are few of his posterity, who number well over five hundred souls, who are now faithful members of the Church and are all an honor to the communities in which they live.

Thirteen grandsons and three great grandsons enlisted in World War One. Two grandsons gave their lives in defense of their country and flag in that war, and many grandsons and great grandsons were in the Second World War. Many sons, grandsons, great grandsons and great granddaughters have filled missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Stephen Chadwick Perry died in Springville, Utah 16 Nov. 1888. Anna Marie Hulet Perry died in Springville, Utah 27 July 1884. Margaret Eleanor Stewart Perry died in Springville. Mary Boggs Perry died in Springville, Utah, 11 March 1915. Stephen and his wives are buried in the Springville City Cemetery.

From Ancestry: 

PERRY, STEPHEN CHADWICK (son of Asahel Perry and

Polly Chadwick). Born Dec. 22, 1818, Middlebury, Genesee
county, N. Y. Came to Utah 1850.

Married Susanah Calista Hlddon Jan. 6, 1840. Middlebury,
Genesee county, N. Y.
Married Anna Maria Hewlett (daughter of Charles and
Margaret Hewlett), who was born Dec. 11, 1817. Their chil-
dren: Mahonri Marlancumer; Tryphena Roseltha b. June
19, 1847, m. Leonard J. Whitney Dec. 25, 1866; Lewis Rosalvo

b. Dec. 31. 1849. m. Cornelia Whiting; John Sylvester b.
March 10. 1852, m. Eva Maud Matson; Colista Ann b. Aug. 10,
1854, m. Francis C. Boyer April 8, 1875; Sarah Elizabeth;
Charles Asahel b. Dec. 31, 1858, m. Asenath Melvina Duncan
Dec. 23, 1893. Family home Springville, Utah.

Married Margaret Eleanor Stewart Feb. 4, 1854, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Martin Stewart and Nancy King), who was born in Ohio county, Ky. Their children: Harriet Susanna b. Nov. 29, 1855, m. Albert M. Whiting Dec. 22,
1873; Isabel Maria b. Oct. 10, 1857; Martin Stewart b. Aug. 17, 1858, m. Eliza Jane Clark July 3, 1889.

Married Mary Boggs in April, 1857, Salt Lake City (daughter of Francis Boggs and Evaline Martin, pioneers 1847).
She was born April 12, 1843, at Nauvoo, 111. Their children: Francis Martin b. July 14, 1858; Hyrum Boggs b. Aug.
13, 1859, m. Luella Roundy March 24, 1884; George Willard
b. Nov. 26, 1861, m. Charlotte Smith Fullmer March 24, 1884;
Frances Eveline b. April 26, 1864, m. Edwin M. Snow April
9, 1883; Luella Estella b. Sept. 10, 1866, m. Alonzo S. Fullmer;
Lucy Viola b. Sept. 26, 1868, m. John Van Luven Dec. 25,
1890; Edward Harvey b. April 9, 1871, m. Mary Fullmer
Feb. 19, 1896; Horace Brigham b. Sept. 12, 1873, m. Ariel
Warren Aug. 31, 1895; Parley Pratt b. Nov. 6, 1875, m. Lydia

A. Gallup Sept. 8, 1897; Marcus Lafayette b. Nov. 6, 1879, m.
Phoebe J. Fullmer June 27, 1900; Marion b. Jan. 11, 1883,
m. Clara Larsen. Family resided Springville and Mapleton, Utah.

High priest; missionary to eastern states twice; presiding elder of branch in Utah county; ward teacher at Springville. Early settler to Springville, where he assisted in developing country. Veteran Indian war. Farmer; chairmaker. One of Joseph Smith's bodyguard. Died November, 1888, at Springville.

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Name: Stephen Chadwick Perry Perry
Gender: male
Birth Date: 23 Dec 1818
Birth Place: Middlebury, Genessee, New York
Parent1: Asahel Perry
Parent2: Polly Chadwick
Spouse: Susannah Colista Hidden;Anna Maria Hulett
Marriage Date: 06 Jun 1840;18 Jan 1844
Marriage Place: Nauvoo, Ill. Susannah died 22 Jan 1843;Nauvoo, Ill.
Departure Date: Spring of 1850
Departure Place: Mt. Pisgah, Iowa

Travel Company: Asahel and Polly C. Perry, Polly Maria Perry Smith, William Smith, Stepheneld and Anna Maria H. Perry and children Mabouri and Tryphenia Perry, venarles and Margaret Ann Noah Hulett, were in David Bennett's Company (2nd Fifty), with James Pace Captain

Party: Fourth Company with James Pace
Trail: Mormon Trail to Salt Lake Valley, later Hobble Creek
Arrival Date: 23 Sep 1850
Arrival Place: Salt Lake Valley later Hoble Creek (Springville)
Religion: LDS
Place Settled: Hoble Creek (Springville, Utah
Occupation: Farmer and chairmaker
Death Date: 16 Nov 1888
Death Place: Springville, Utah
Burial Date: Nov 1888
Burial Place: City Cemetary, Springville, Ut.
Sources: Springville Ward Rec's;Living End., May 1893-Sep 1800;Sealing Couples E.H. 1856-1866;Perry Geneal. Rec's;by Perry & Johnson;Perry Fam. Hist. by Ivan Perry

Comments: Stephen C. Perry md (3) Margaret Eleanor Stewart 05 Feb 1855, Salt Lake City, (div) sealing canseled 08 Dec 1863. Stephen md (4) Mary Boggs. b 12 Apr 1843, my grandmother. Mary was a child bride, but for some reason, when her (over

Sub Name: Dora Perry Webb
Sub Date: 30 Aug 1990