Wednesday, November 18, 2015

History ~~~Eliza Rebecca Scovil ~~~ 1841-1913

Eliza Rebecca Scovil McArthur Haws

Birth: Apr. 14, 1842
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1913
Fremont County
Idaho, USA

BIRTHDATE: 11 Apr 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois DEATH: 18 Aug 1913 Teton, Fremont Co., Idaho PARENTS: Lucius N. Scoville Lury Snow PIONEER: Aug 1850 Wagon Train SPOUSE 1: Duncan McArthur MARRIED: 23 Oct 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah DEATH SP: 20 Oct 1866 CHILDREN: Celestial Eliza, 10 Feb 1860 LuryLoretta, 31 Oct 1861 Annie Ermina, 1 Feb 1865 Allie Alice, 18 Mar 1866 SPOUSE II: Washington Perry McArthur MARRIED: 15 Nov 1867 Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete Co., Utah DEATH SP: 2 Sep 1878 Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete Co., Utah CHILDREN: Earnest Edwin, 23 Nov 1868 Sylvia, 2 Aug 1870 Arthur Byron, S Jul 1872 Roswell Alvaro, 16 Nov 1874 Lucius Nelson, 19 Oct 1876 Susan, 7 Jan 1878 SPOUSE III: George Washington Haws MARRIED: Jan 1892 DEATH SP: 17 May 1921 CHILDREN: Eliza Rebecca was born in Illinois. Her brother and sisters attended the school taught by their mother's first cousin, Eliza R. Snow, for whom Eliza was named. In January, 1846, Eliza's mother gave birth to twin daughters who died just after birth, her mother followed the twins in death, passing away on January 27, 1846; this was just before the Saints were driven out of Nauvoo. Little Eliza was only four years old. Their lives in Nauvoo had been difficult as their father was away on missions much of the time. Her father, Lucius, remarried a young widow. With his daughters, his wife, and three of her children, he started West with the Saints. They did not get far when Brigham Young called him on a mission to England. Eliza went with the remaining family to Garden Grove where her father returned after his mission. Again her father was assigned to serve at New Orleans, Louisiana, as an Immigration Agent. He took his wife, but left the children with an older sister at Winter Quarters. By June 1850, the family was together again and on their way West. Eliza, eight years old, walked barefoot most of the way. She suffered with her feet in later years. When Eliza was sixteen, she planned to marry her childhood sweetheart, George Washington Haws. However her father made other plans when he and Duncan McAuthur decided to exchange daughters as polygamist wives. Eliza became the second wife of Duncan he was sixty-one years of age. After his death she married his son, Washington Perry McArthur, as his second wife. They had six children and also took two Indian children. After the death of Washington, Eliza struggled to care for her large family. Fourteen years later, when most of the children were married, George W. Haws lost his first wife. Eliza and George W. Haws were united in marriage. On April 19, 1892, her sealing to Duncan McArthur was cancelled by permission of Wilford Woodruff. On the same day she was sealed to George W. Haws. In 1893, they moved to Teton, Fremont County, Idaho. Eliza Rebecca was dearly loved by all for her amiable and cheerful disposition. She lived the life of a true Latter-day Saint, being ever ready to help others in time of need. She died of cancer and is buried by the side of the man of her choice. (Buried in Teton-Newdale, Idaho Cemetery, George Washington is buried in Riverside, California)

Family links:
  Lucius Nelson Scovil (1806 - 1889)
  Lury Snow Scovil (1807 - 1846)

  Duncan McArthur (1796 - 1865)
  Washington Perry McArthur (1824 - 1879)
  George Washington Haws (1841 - 1921)

  Joel Scovil (1830 - 1844)*
  Lura Loretta Scovil Swasey (1832 - 1901)*
  Sariah Scovil Marsden (1837 - 1868)*
  Eliza Rebecca Scovil (McArthur) Haws (1842 - 1913)
  Mary Scovil (1846 - 1846)*
  Martha Scovil (1846 - 1846)*
  Rachel Lydia Scovil Mason (1850 - 1921)**
  Rosetta Scovil Groesbeck (1854 - 1943)**
  Lucia Etta Scovil Huntington (1856 - 1920)**
  Amasa Nelson Scovil (1863 - 1928)**
  Sylvia Scovil Blair (1868 - 1956)**

*Calculated relationship
Teton-Newdale Cemetery
Madison County
Idaho, USA

Maintained by: Mary Glover-Ingles Lykin...
Originally Created by: Marlin J Haws
Record added: Oct 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59900171
Eliza Rebecca <i>Scovil (McArthur)</i> Haws
Added by: Marlin J Haws
Eliza Rebecca <i>Scovil (McArthur)</i> Haws
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