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Elizabeth Brockbank

Elizabeth Brockbank

Female 1838 - 1926  (87 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Brockbank 
    Born 8 Nov 1838  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 Jan 1839  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN 17CD-1G 
    Initiatory (LDS) 4 Apr 1857  EHOUS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Sep 1926  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Sep 1926  Meadow Cemetery, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I4763  mytree
    Last Modified 31 May 2018 

    Father Isaac Brockbank,   b. 17 May 1805, Underbarrow, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1878, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mainwaring,   b. 26 May 1808, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1852, Lost On Plains, Near Ft. Laramie, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1836  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samuel Pollock,   b. 3 Jan 1824, Donahue, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Annulled Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F2972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John H Bushnell,   b. 19 Apr 1823, Headington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1882, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1854  Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Brockbank Bushnell,   b. 23 Aug 1856, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1928, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Isaac Brockbank Bushnell,   b. 28 Sep 1858, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1877, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +3. Edward Brockbank Bushnell,   b. 2 Jul 1860, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1935, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. Daniel Brockbank Bushnell,   b. 22 Jun 1862, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1940, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Howard Brockbank Bushnell,   b. 12 Jan 1865, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1947, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +6. Joshua Brockbank Bushnell,   b. 25 Feb 1867, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1943, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +7. Elizabeth Brockbank Bushnell,   b. 11 Apr 1869, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1934, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +8. Eliza Jane Bushnell,   b. 25 Dec 1871, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1958, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F3041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Nov 1838 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Jan 1839 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Oct 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Aug 1854 - Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 4 Apr 1857 - EHOUS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1926 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Sep 1926 - Meadow Cemetery, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAnnulled - - Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bushnell, John B - Brockbank, Elizabeth Home
    Bushnell, John B - Brockbank, Elizabeth Home
    Borckbank, Elizabeth b1838
    Borckbank, Elizabeth b1838

    Documents
    Brockbank, Elizabeth b1838 - Death Certificate
    Brockbank, Elizabeth b1838 - Death Certificate

    Headstones
    Bushnell, John B b1823 - Brockbank, Elizabeth b1838 - Brockbank, Isaac B b1858
    Bushnell, John B b1823 - Brockbank, Elizabeth b1838 - Brockbank, Isaac B b1858

    Histories
    Elizabeth Brockbank born 1838
    Elizabeth Brockbank born 1838

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Brockbank (Bushnell), daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Mainwaring Brockbank, was born Nov 8, 1838, in Liverpool, England. Her father was employed by the Bath Water Works Cornpany, which supplied the ships from all over the world with water. The family belonged to the Wesley Methodist Church, where Isaac taught a class. Early in 1843, Isaac went to hear Parley P. Pratt, a Mormon Missonary, and joined the Mormon Church, much to the opposition of his wife. Isaac used to take the children with him to attend the Mormon Sunday School. When he decided to go to Utah, Elizabeth tried to get the children to tell him they would not go with him, but they really wanted to go, as they thought it would be wonderful to cross the ocean and live in a new country. She told Isaac she would go with him only if he promised her she coulod return to England if she did not like Utah, and he promised.

      They received funds from the Emigrarion Fund to pay for the journey, and sailed from Liverpool Feb 11, 1852, on the ship "the Ellen Marie", and docked at New Orleans where they took a River Boat for Kansas City. Cholera broke out in the camp, and many died and were buried in crude boxes, many were so weak they could hardly move. All of these hardships upset Elizabeth's mother and she dreaded crossing the plains. When they were assigned wagons in the O.A. Snoot Company, she did all she could to care for her four children; Isaac, Elizabeth, Joshua, and Agnes, but to everything else she seemed indifferent. In the latter part of July they passed Ft. Laramie, and soon after that they came to a hill just before they were to stop for their noon meal. Elizabeth and some of the other women out of the wagon to walk up the hill in order that the oxen would not have to pull such heavy loads. There were ripe wild berries and the ladies stopped to pick some, but the wagons kept moving. When they stopped for noon all the ladies were there except Elizabeth, Isaac's wife. Her son Isaac rode back on a horse to hunt for her but found no trace of her. The father and Chris Layton took a light carriage and hunted for her, they went back as far as Ft. Laramie but found no trace of her. The men at Ft. Laramie promised to keep looking if they found her let the folks know, but no trace of her has ever been found. It is supposed that she was captured by some roving Indians.

      This left the daughter Elizabeth, not yet fourteen years old, in care of the family. The company arrived in Salt Lake Sept 4, 1852. They stayed in Salt Lake a month and were assigned to go to Palmyra, on the shores of Utah Lake. Just before leaving Isaac the father, married Sarah Brown, Oct. 2, 1852. Sarah had crossed the plains in the same company. They lived in a dugout and had to trade some of their clothes for food. They flaied wheat in order to earn enough wheat for some flour.

      Elizabeth the daughter, went to live with a family named Pollock, Mr. Pollock was fairly well to do. Mr. Pollock had been called to help settle Iron County, and talked Elizabeth into marrying him as a second wife and going to Iron County with him. Elizabeth though her step imposed on her and she was so poor she had nothing for herself, so she decided to marry Mr. Pollock. They got as far as Fillmore, and Elizabeth decided she did not want Mr. Pollock as a husband. Brigham Young came to Fillmore so Elizabeth told him her troubles and Brigham gave her a church divorce.

      On August 14, 1854, Elizabeth married John Bushnell who had been sent to Fillmore. They had the first post office and a small store. Elizabeth kept the books and cooked for the mail carriers. Her brother Isaac was one of the first mail carriers.

      Four children were born to Elizabeth and John while living in Fillmore: John B., Edward B., Isaac B., and Daniel B. In 1862 they traded their property in Fillmore for farm land in Meadow, where they were one of the first six families in Meadow.

      Elizabeth was first counselor to Sarah Stott, who was the first president of the primary, and later she became the second president. She served in the Relief Society Presidency, sang in the choir, and served in the church in every way possible. She was an excellent nurse and took care of the sick for years, besides taking care of a large family since four more children were born in Meadow: Howard B., Joshua B., Elizabeth B, and Eliza Jane.

      John and his sons had gone into the sheep business and Elizabeth helped them in many ways. John died in 1882, and she carried on the business for fourty years with her boys. They were known as the "Bushnell Brothers", and they were united by that great love which she instilled in every one of her children. Although her troubles were many she declared "The loss of my dear mother steeled me for the troubles that followed."

      Elizabeth died in Meadow September 16, 1926, at the home of her daughter Elizabeth Bennett, loved by everyone who ever knew her.

      Builders of Early Millard, Pages 104-105

      Pioneer
      Abraham O. Smoot Company (1852)Age at departure: 13
      About 250 individuals and 33 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from Kansas City, Missouri.