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Thirza Stiles Cahoon

October 18, 1789–November 20, 1867

1 Born at Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York; daughter of Abigail Farrington and Daniel Olds Stiles. 2 Married Reynolds Cahoon, December 1810; eight children. 3 Lived at Harpersfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, by 1820; moved to Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, before 1830. 4 Baptized, November 1830. 5 Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, by 1841. 6 Charter member of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo. 7 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young pioneer company, 1848. 8 Settled in the Salt Lake City Thirteenth Ward. 9 Moved to South Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory, circa 1860. 10 Died at South Cottonwood. 11 (See Document 1.2, 1.6, first mentioned here)

Footnotes

  1. [1] Utah Division of State History, “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Cemeteries and Burials (http://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries, accessed Apr. 2014), Thirza Cahoon. “Died,” Deseret News, Nov. 28, 1866, 14.

  2. [2] “Died,” 14. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 18 (1866), Thirza Cahoon; database and images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2014); citing series 21866, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, UT.Sources differ on the location of Thirza’s birth; possibilities include New York, Connecticut, or Vermont. Upon her death, family members listed her birthplace as “Lanesborough” (Lansingburgh), New York. Some church records list her birthplace as Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont, where the Daniel and Abigail Stiles family was living by 1791. In the 1850 U.S. census, Thirza’s birth state is listed as New York; in the 1860 census, it is listed (probably erroneously) as Connecticut. (1790 U.S. census, Brandon, Rutland, Vermont, pp. 255–256; from NARA microfilm publication M637, roll 12. 1850 U.S. census, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 106A; from NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 919. 1860 U.S. census, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 53; from NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1313. See also Stella Cahoon Shurtleff and Brent Farrington Cahoon, eds., Reynolds Cahoon and His Stalwart Sons: Utah Pioneers [Salt Lake City: Paragon Press, 1960], 75–77; and Mary L.S. Putnam and Lila Cahoon, eds., Reynolds Cahoon: His Roots and Branches [Bountiful, UT: Family History Publishers, 1993], 65–66.)

  3. [3] Putnam and Cahoon, Reynolds Cahoon, 65–66. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org, accessed Aug. 2014), Thirza Stiles KWVQ-NZB and Reynolds Cahoon.

  4. [4] 1820 U.S. census, Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, p. 14, Reynolds Cahoon; from NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 87. 1830 U.S. census, Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, p. 272, Reynolds Cahoon; from NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 131. Digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Aug. 2014).

  5. [5]“Died,” 14. “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (http://josephsmithpapers.org/reference, accessed Oct. 2014), Reynolds Cahoon.

  6. [6] “People of the Time,” database, Reynolds Cahoon.

  7. [7] Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, 1841–1846, CHL, entry for Mar. 17, 1842.

  8. [8] “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels, accessed Apr. 2014), Thirza Stiles Cahoon.

  9. [9] Putnam and Cahoon, Reynolds Cahoon, 65–66. 1860 U.S. census, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 53, Thirza Cahoon; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Aug. 2014); from NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1313.

  10. [10] Shurtleff and Cahoon, Reynolds Cahoon and His Stalwart Sons, 73. Putnam and Cahoon, Reynolds Cahoon, 65–66.

  11. [11] “Died,” 14. “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Thirza Cahoon.