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Family: Pleasant Ewell / Elizabeth Clapper (F349)

m. 16 Mar 1843


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  • Father | Male
    Pleasant Ewell

    Born  2 Aug 1788  , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Mar 1852  , , Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  16 Mar 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Barbara Fauber | F22 
    Married  27 Jan 1814  , Augusta, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Mary Magadaline Wiekel | F351 
    Married  Abt 1846  of, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Maxcey Ewell | F21 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ann Mullins | F21 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth Clapper

    Born  27 Mar 1795  , Washington, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  21 Jun 1805  Reformed Congregation, Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Feb 1883  Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Stearns Cemetery, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Jacob Smith | F350 
    Married     
    Father  Living | F383 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Living | F383 Group Sheet 

  • Notes 
    • Marr: listed in the Nauvoo Rest.
      Illinois Marriage Records 1790-1860: listed as Pleasant Euel and Elizabeth Smith
      2nd wife, Elizabeth Clapper Smith
      Ref: Forney's Five Family Records, author, Charles William Forney, page 35,
      states, "After the death of her Husband, [Jacob Smith] she married Pleasant Ewell."


      Best guess is that Pleasant married Mary, after Elizabeth Clapper Smith left Council Bluffs. Vera Tillman, in her book, "How Deep My Roots," Page 17, stated that her ancestors, left Council Bluffs, in Aug, 1846 and settled the town, Plum Hollow, now known as Thurman, Iowa. This group of woman, who's husbands inlisted in the Morman Battalion, left a month after their husbands.

      One could assume that Elizabeth left with that group of women, as she was a resident there with her children. See "Forney's Five Family Records" book, page 34. Son, William F. Smith, states that he and his mother left Plum Hollow in Feb. 1852.