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Elizabeth Harper

16 December 1805–1 December 1893

Born 16 Dec. 1805 at Weymouth, Dorset, England.[1] Daughter of Robert Harper and Robina Rebecca.[2] Married first Thomas Brooks, 10 Oct. 1825, in Harwich, Essex, England.[3] Widowed Aug. 1851.[4] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2 May 1853.[5] Emigrated from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, aboard the Windermere, arriving in New Orleans 23 Apr. 1854.[6] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1854.[7] Married second Williams Camp, 22 Dec. 1854, in Salt Lake City.[8] Divorced 5 Apr. 1856.[9] Married third Daniel Hanmer Wells, 5 July 1871; sister wife of EBW.[10] Socialized with EBW on various occasions.[11] Visited by EBW just prior to her death.[12] Died 1 Dec. 1893 in Salt Lake City.[13] EBW helped prepare her body for burial.[14] 

 

[1] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. G, 3 Oct. 1870–30 Oct. 1871, p. 341, line 22160, Daniel Hanmer Wells and Elizabeth Harper, 5 July 1871, microfilm 1149516 (restricted access), FHL. “Record Transcription: Dorset Baptism,” database, Find My Past (https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F217348981%2F3, accessed 6 Feb. 2020), Elizabeth Harper. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Feb. 2020), Elizabeth Harper (K2TV-BH5).

[2] “Record Transcription: Dorset Baptism,” database, Find My Past (https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F217348981%2F3, accessed 6 Feb. 2020), Elizabeth Harper. Salt Lake Co., UT, Death Records, 1849–1949, p. 88 (1893), Elizabeth H. Brooks, Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City. “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. B, 5 May 1885–21 Mar. 1857, p. 40, line 951, Elizabeth Camp, 6 Nov. 1855, microfilm 1149524, DGS 7226465 (restricted access), FHL. Church of England, St. Michael’s Church, Lewes, Sussex, Parish Registers and Poor Law Records, 1522–1881, Mary Harper, p. 9, microfilm 1067236, DGS 4427513, image 651/680, FHL.

[3]   “Record Transcription: Essex Marriages and Banns,” database, Find My Past (https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FESSEX-MAR%2F0089823%2F1, accessed 6 Feb. 2020), Thomas Brooks and Elizabeth Harper. 1851 England, Wales, and Scotland Census, Saint Mary Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, p. 26, Elizabeth Brooks.

[4] “Record Transcription: National Burial Index for England & Wales,” database, Find My Past (https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPR%2FD%2FNBI05569668, accessed 6 Feb. 2020), Thomas Brooks. 1851 England, Wales, and Scotland Census, Saint Mary Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, p. 26, Elizabeth Brooks.

[5] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. B, 5 May 1885–21 Mar. 1857, p. 40, line 951, Elizabeth Camp, 6 Nov. 1855, microfilm 1149524, DGS 7226465 (restricted access), FHL.

[6] Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company Financial Accounts, p. 24, CR 376 2, box 2, folder 3, image 62/674, CHL. “Elizabeth Brooks,” Saints by Sea (https://saintsbysea.lib.byu.edu/, accessed 31 Mar. 2020). 

[7] “Elizabeth Brooks,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 5 Feb. 2020). 

[8] Probate Court No. 411, Elizabeth Camp v. Williams Camp, Petition for Divorce, series 373, reel 5, box 43, folder 139, p. 10, Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City. “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President’s Office, vol. A34, 1853–1855, p. 7, line 1, William Camp and Elizabeth Brook, 22 Dec. 1854, microfilm 183380 (restricted access), FHL.  

[9] Probate Court No. 411, Elizabeth Camp v. Williams Camp, Petition for Divorce, series 373, reel 5, box 43, folder 139, p. 10, Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City.

[10] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. G, 3 Oct. 1870–30 Oct. 1871, p. 341, line 22160, Daniel Hanmer Wells and Elizabeth Harper, 5 July 1871, microfilm 1149516 (restricted access), FHL.  

[11] EBW, Diary, 15 Aug. 1874; 16 Dec. 1874; 10 Feb. 1875; 9 Sept. 1875; 13 Oct 1888.

[12] EBW, Diary, 30 Nov. 1893.

[13] “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849–1949,” p. 88 (1893), Elizabeth H. Brooks; Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City. EBW, Diary, 2 Dec. 1893.

[14] EBW, Diary, 3 Dec. 1893.