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Saturday, February 28, 2015

LDS, Utah and Tennessee Allreds

The following was found on Family Search.  I (Kathy) was interested because my fourth great grandmother was Mary Allred, a sister to James Allred who founded Spring City, Utah.  I will highlight the brief explanation why she did not come to Utah with her brothers, but her son Moses Martin Sanders did.

History of Mary Allred, wife of David Sanders

Contributed By Jackie Leatham · Apr 27, 2013, 6:10 PM ·0 Comments

Mary Allred by Jackie Spendlove Leatham, 3rd great granddaughter Mary Allred was born 30 Nov. 1783 in Randolph, North Carolina to William Allred and Elizabeth Thrasher. Mary was the oldest sister by one year to James Allred who settled Spring City, Utah in 1852. She married David Sanders, son of Moses Sanders, in 1802 at Franklin County, Georgia. David was born around 1775, Irdll County, North Carolina. A deed of land describes the Moses Sanders’ property as “being next to ‘old William Allred place’ — Old William or Old place? Maybe the two families just moved along together.” (Louis E. Allred Family Record, by Archibald Bennett). Mary’s three oldest children, Moses Martin, William Hamilton, and Sarah (Sally) were born in Banks Co.(now Franklin), Georgia. The family was in Bedford County (now Marshall County), Tennessee, when Nancy was born in 1810, and David James in 1815. Mary’s husband, David, died 11 Jan 1815 at Bedford, Tennessee leaving Mary, a young widow, of thirty-three years. Only five years later, Mary passed away on 19 May 1820. Her oldest child, Moses Martin, was seventeen, her youngest child, David James, was five. Although Mary died before the Gospel was restored, her son Moses Martin recognized the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was baptized on 28 Jan 1835. He and his wife, Amanda Armstrong Fausett, gathered with the Latter-Day Saints at Farr West (1836), Quincy (1839), and Nauvoo, Illinois. Before Moses Martin left Nauvoo for Winter Quarters, he was blessed to lead prayers held in the Nauvoo Temple on 14 Mar 1846, 29 Mar 1846, and 31 Mar 1846. (Journal of History of the Church). His family then removed to Winter Quarters, Council Bluffs, West Jordan (1850), Fairview (1858/9), and eventually St. George, Utah (1865) where Moses Martin helped build the first temple in the West dedicated to the Lord in this dispensation. Mary Allred, the mother of Moses Martin, was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the St. George temple on the 21 Feb. 1877, and her endowments were performed on the 22 Feb. 1877. Mary’s grandson, Joseph Moroni, was born 25 Dec. 1836, the night his family was driven from their home in Farr West, Clay, Missouri. This same grandson was baptized on his birthday, 25 Dec. 1844 in a hole cut out of the ice of the frozen Mississippi River just out of Nauvoo. Joseph Moroni married Hulda Charlotte Zabriskie, the daughter of Lewis Curtis Zabriskie, on 20 Aug. 1860 at Fairview, Sanpete, Utah. Lewis Curtis Zabriskie and his wife, Mary Higbee, came to Utah with the Garden Grove Company in 1851, and eventually settled in Spring City, Utah, which was originally called “The Allred Settlement.” Sources: Life Story of Rebecca Ann Sanders Sanderson by Elden G. Hurst Emma Sanders Tidwell by Stella Tidwell Hall The Sanders Saga Feb. 1984 Joseph Moroni Sanders by Margaret I. S. Haslam Hardy

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Contributed By BeverlyRoyer · Oct 7, 2014, 11:53 PM ·0 to Family Search

I always thought that the families of Isaac Allred and his brother James Allred were the only Allreds who converted to the LDS Church in the 1830s. However, the following, posted by Alice Allred Pottmyer on Facebook in 2013, provides more information: 7/22/13 - William Allred, father of James, Isaac, William and John, did not die in 1808. He is on the 1812 tax rolls in Bedford County, Tennessee. He probably died between 1824 and 1829. The Allreds moved to Northeast Missouri in 1830. He was not with them. However, his wife, Elizabeth Thrasher Allred, went along. John Allred did not go to Utah. He remained in Missouri. The son, William, was beaten by a mob outside Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1841. His sons did go to Utah. Only James and Isaac lived to go to Utah. Also, the oldest two children were daughters, Sarah Allred married was to Anderson Ivie. They did not to go Utah. Three of their children, James Russell Ivie and Thomas C. Ivie, went. Later their older sister, Polly Ann Ivie Billington made the journey. Mary Allred Sanders Wright, died in childbirth. However, the oldest son of Mary and David Sanders went to Utah, Moses Martin Sanders. 7/23/13 - I only mentioned six of the eight children of William and Elizabeth Thrasher Allred in my earlier post. They had eight children. Elizabeth born about 1786 did not live beyond age three. Youngest daughter, Martha, did not go to Utah. 8/25/13 - As you have probably figured out, I descend from William Allred, son of Thomas Allred and his wife Elizabeth Twiggs (not able to find any info that this was her last name). William was born about 1750-56 in North Carolina. His younger brother, Moses, was born about 1758. I believe Moses also went to Bedford County, Tennessee. William and his family were there from about 1805 to 1830. William died there in the late 1820s. The family moved to Ralls County, Missouri, in 1830 and a year or so later, their area became Monroe County. From the info I have, Moses and Elizabeth Hollingsworth Allred had a son, Thomas, born about 1793. Then he and his wife, Lavina Morris, had a daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy) about 1826. I can’t put my hands on it now, but I believe Moses was in that same area of Middle Tennessee. At this point, I don’t have any more information.

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