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Ewell, William Fletcher- A Documental History



A DOCUMENTAL HISTORY OF WILLIAM FLETCHER EWELL
(Compiled 26 February 1995 by Rosanne Ricks)


1815 Nov 30 Born in Fluvanna, Albermarle County, Virginia to Pleasant Ewell and Barbara Fauber.
1833 Nov 13 His family has moved to Ray County, Missouri this year and they witness the "falling of the stars" (meteor shower).
1833 Oct 22* According to his wife Mary Lee Bland's personal history, he was a Mormon when she met him. Ref. Susan Easton Black.
1834 Nov 30 Married to Mary Lee Bland in Carroll Co., Missouri.
1835 Nov 3 Birth of his first child: Francis Marion Ewell, in Ray County, Missouri.
1837 Aug 2 Birth of his second child: John Pleasant Ewell, in Ray County, Missouri.
1837 Baptized into the LDS Church (According to his sister Barbara Ewell Evans' personal history, their mother joined the Church first and the family soon followed. Barbara claims she "was baptized by Elder David Evans, and confirmed by him June 10, 1837")
1837 Oct Juror in a competency hearing in Livingston County, Missouri (according to the "History of Livingston and Caldwell Counties Missouri" 1886)
1838 During the first term of the county court, he borrowed some of $603.00 from Livingston County, Missouri, money originally given to the county bythe state for road/bridge construction (according to the "History of Livingston and Caldwell Counties Missouri" 1886)
1838 June 8 Overseer of roads in Shoal Creek, Livingston County, Missouri (as recorded in miscellaneous court orders, called "Book A" the first court book of Livingston County, Missouri, the county being established in 1837)
1838 July Member of a grand jury on a case of a man selling liquor after hours.
1838 Oct LDS Journal History account showing William F. Ewell, Esq. As part of a mob committee meeting with some of the Mormons to have and understanding of each others movements. William was Justice of the Peace.
1838 Oct He one of the "heads" of a mob which stops a group of Mormons moving from Ohio to Missouri, traveling in Caldwell County (according to the personal testimony of Amanda Smith as recorded in the History of the Church)
1838 Oct 30-Nov 6. On millitia payroll for Livingston County, Missouri, Capt. Robert Matson's Company.
1841 Apr 18 Birth of his third child: Sarah Elizabeth Ewell, in Ray County, Missoui.
1841 Feb 20 Attests a land sale between John Bland and Zachariah Bland, his father-in-law and brother-in-law, respectively.
1842 March Garnishee in a court case in Ray County, the defendant being "Israel alias John Myres"
1842 June Garnishee in a court case, the defendant being "Israel alias John Myres"
1842 Sep Garnishee in a court case, the defendant being "Israel alias John Myres"
1842 Nov 3 His father-in-law John Blann (Bland) legally gives a horse to John Pleasant Ewell, his grandson, in Livingston County, Missouri.
1843 May Garnishee in a court case, the defendant being "Israel alias John Myres"
1843 Oct 24 Birth of his fourth child: Barbara Ann Ewell, in Ray County Missouri.
1844 Aug 16 Signs a receipt for 50 boxes of "antifever pills" which he promises to see or return by January 1, 1845 while living in Livingston Co.
1844 Dec 21 His wife's sister, Elizabeth, is legally giving animals and property to all of his children in Livingston Co. Missouri.
1845 John Pleasant Ewell is baptized by Pleasant Ewell. Ref. Early Church File.
1846 July? Joins the Mormon Battalion at Council Bluffs, Iowa, private in Company E. Battalion left July 20, 1846.
1846 Sept 1 Ordained an elder by "Father David Pettegrew" while the Mormon Battalion was camped at "Lost Spring" according to the history of Brigham Young, Doc. Hist. p. 225.
1846 Oct 5 Birth of his fifth child: William Thomas Ewell, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. (William is gone with Mormon Battalian)
1848 Jan 20 "Wm F Ewell one of the petitioners for a post office in the vacinity of Log Tabernacle, which is situated on the government purchase of the Pottawattamies and the state of Iowa" (according to the research notes of Wm. T. Ewell)
1848 Dec Died 7 weeks before daughters birth Feb 5, 1849 - Ref Pension Rec on page of Marys signature.
1848 Dec 18 Died at Council Bluffs (Kanesville), Iowa.
1847 Dec 22 Died at Council Bluffs Ref. Pension Record on another page.
1849 Feb 5 Birth of his sixth child: Mary Jane Ewell, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.


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