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Elizabeth Silcox Kendall

September 12, 1814–April 30, 1894

1 Born at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England; daughter of Patience Bishop and James Silcox. 2 Baptized in England, 1844. 3 Married George Kendall, 1845; five children. 4 Immigrated to the United States aboard the Ellen Maria and migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1853. 5 Settled at Nephi, Juab County, Utah Territory. 6 Appointed counselor to Amelia Goldsbrough at the organization of the Nephi Relief Society, 1868. 7 Died at Nephi. 8 (See Document 3.19)


  1. [1] “England and Wales Christening Records, 1530–1906,” database, (, accessed Nov. 2014), entry for Elizabeth Silcock [ sic ], Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, St. James, 1783–1913, film no. 1279313; from Genealogical Society of Utah, British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed. (Salt Lake City: Intellectual Reserve, 2002). “Utah Cemetery Inventory,” database, (, accessed Oct. 2014), Elizabeth Kendall; citing Utah State Historical Society, Utah Cemetery Inventory, Salt Lake City, UT.
  2. [2] “England and Wales Christening Records, 1530–1906,” database, Elizabeth Silcock. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Aug. 2014), Elizabeth Silcox KWVQ-KHM . Obituary and cemetery inventory list her birthplace as “City of Balt [Bath], England.” Trowbridge, where Elizabeth Silcox was christened, is a town located eight miles southeast of Bath. “Utah Cemetery Inventory,” database, Elizabeth Kendall. “Deaths,” Deseret Evening News, May 3, 1894, 5.
  3. [3] “Deaths,” 5. “Family Tree,” database, Elizabeth Silcox.
  4. [4] “Family Tree,” database, Elizabeth Silcox and George Kendall KWJ8-QQD .
  5. [5] Elizabeth Kendall gave birth to her third child, George Whitemore Kendall, aboard ship during the voyage. “Mormon Migration,” database, 1840–1932, Mormon Migration (, accessed Nov. 2014), Elizabeth Kendall; extracted from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Immigration Index CD (2000). “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (, accessed Nov. 2014), Elizabeth Silcox Kendall.
  6. [6] 1860 U.S. census, Nephi, Juab Co., Utah Territory, p. 790, Elizabeth Kendell [sic]; digital image, (, accessed Nov. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1314.
  7. [7] Nephi Ward Relief Society, Minutes, Aug. 10–Sept. 1, 1870, Relief Society minutes and records, 1868–1878, Nephi Ward, Juab Stake, CHL.
  8. [8] “Deaths,” 5. “Utah Cemetery Inventory,” database, Elizabeth Kendall.