Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
Biography For
Henry Beckstead
father of Jesse Nimrod Beckstead
that married Mariah Wing
daughter of Samuel Joseph Wing

   (son of Alexander Beckstead and Catherine Lince). 
   Born Dec. 4, 1827, Morrisburg, Canada.

   Married Luseen Bird Bybee June 6, 1849, North Pijon, Mo. 
      (daughter of Byram Bybee and Betsey Bird Lane, pioneers 1852). 
      She was born Feb. 7, 1831. 
   Their children: 
      William Alexander 
         b. Sept. 1, 1852, 
         m. Araminta E. Beckstead, 1872; 
      Henry Byrum 
         b. June 28, 1853, 
         m. Catherine Egbert, March, 1869; 
      Gordon Silas 
         b. July 13, 1854, 
         m. Elzina J. Beckstead Nov. 30, 1874; 
      Betsy Luseen 
         b. April 6, 1856, 
         m. John C, Egbert 1872; 
      Deliah Jane 
         b. April 22, 1858, 
         m. Brigham Sellers 1873. 
   Family resided Uinta, Ogden and South Jordan, Utah.

   Married Emily Grace Williams 1857, Salt Lake City 
      (daughter of William Williams, pioneer 1856, handcart
       company and Bathsheba Burne, who came to Utah 1871). 
      She was born Dec. 23, 1838, Cornwall, Eng. 
   Their children: 
      Emily Bathsheba 
         b. Jan. 31, 1859, 
         m. Alexander Bills; 
      Samuel Henry 
         b. June 14, 1860, 
         m. Mary Ann Howard 1882; 
         b. Dec. 26, 1862, 
         m. Arthur John Holt; 
      Joseph M. 
         b. Sept. 5, 1864, 
         d. 1865; 
      John Carlos 
         b. Jan. 29, 1866, 
         drowned 1868; 
      Isaac Newton 
         b. Sept. 17, 1868, 
         m. Josephine Ehrngreen (died), 
         m. Florence Hutchings; 
      Jesse Nimrod 
         b. March 12, 1870, 
         m. Mariah Wing, died.

   Married Emma Marsden April, 1862, Salt Lake City 
      (daughter of William, pioneer 1864, oxteam company, and
       Sarah M. Marsden, pioneer Sept. 12, 1861, John R. Murdock company). 
      She was born May, 1845, Yorkshire, Eng.
   Their children: 
      George Nelson 
         b. Feb. 24, 1866, 
         m. Birdie Palmer; 
      Charles and Alonzo, twins, 
         b. Jan. 17, 1868, 
         d. 1868; 
      John Walter and William Arthur, twins, 
         b. Sept. 3, 1870, 
         d. 1870.

   Married Elizabeth Wood April, 1862, Salt Lake City 
      (daugter of James Wood and Mary Bates, pioneers 1856). 
      She was born March 20, 1846, in England. 
   Their children: 
         b. May 7, 1863, 
         d. 1891; 
      Mary Ann 
         b. Jan. 17, 1867,
         m. Henry W. Beckstead, 1883; 
      Sarah E. 
         b. Oct. 14, 1869, 
         m. David Shields 1886.
Repository Information
Esshom, Frank Elwood. Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913
Extracted: 19 Aug. 2001
Submitted by
Dale Wing

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