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  • Name Nelson Wheeler Whipple 
    Born 11 Jul 1818  Sanford, Broome, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Initiatory (LDS) 2 Feb 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Jul 1887  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Jul 1887  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I63  mytree
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2018 

    Father Daniel Whipple,   b. 27 Aug 1779, Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1839, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Mary Tiffany,   b. 17 Jun 1777, Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1804  Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susan Jane Bailey,   b. 9 Mar 1828, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1843  Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Son Whipple,   b. 15 Oct 1844, Henderson, Knox, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1844, Henderson, Knox, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Miranda Jane Whipple,   b. 14 Mar 1847, Garden Township, Boone, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1907, Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +3. Mary Janet Whipple,   b. 14 Feb 1849, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1922  (Age 73 years)
    +4. George Nelson Whipple,   b. 20 Mar 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1912, Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +5. Edson Whipple,   b. 10 Oct 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1909, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Harriet Emily Whipple,   b. 21 Nov 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1856  (Age 0 years)
     7. Annie Bard Whipple,   b. 5 Jun 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachel Keeling,   b. 10 Mar 1818, Draycott, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1910, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 12 Mar 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Whipple,   b. 12 Apr 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1926, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Cynthia Delight Whipple,   b. 7 Jun 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Nelson Wheeler Whipple, Jr,   b. 15 Apr 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1938, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F56  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Susan Ann Gay,   b. 13 Jun 1841, De Kalb, Kemper, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1911, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1857  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Ellen Whipple,   b. 19 Jan 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1937, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Nelson Gay Whipple,   b. 21 Sep 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1944, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Sylvia Gay Whipple,   b. 18 May 1862, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1940, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +4. Susan Ann Whipple,   b. 3 Nov 1864, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1935, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Alexander Samuel Whipple,   b. 2 Mar 1867, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1899, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +6. Robert John Whipple,   b. 13 Nov 1869, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1954, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +7. Amey Jane Whipple,   b. 15 Dec 1871, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1962, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +8. Ida Whipple,   b. 15 Dec 1873, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1956, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +9. Anor Whipple,   b. 25 Mar 1879, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1967, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jul 1818 - Sanford, Broome, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Aug 1843 - Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 2 Feb 1846 - NAUVO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Mar 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1857 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Jul 1887 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Jul 1887 - Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Nelson Wheeler Whipple’s house is a two-story adobe brick and stucco residence built in 1854 at a cost of approximately $2,000. Whipple was a Mormon immigrant from New York who arrived in Salt Lake City in 1850. “I found very few of my old acquaintances in the city,” he wrote after arriving in the valley, “and those I did find seemed as cold as cucumbers and I did not trouble them much. In a short time I could not get the lot I was on so I inquired what course I should take to obtain one. I was informed that Heber C. Kimball wanted some of us to come every Saturday and he gave the lots to each one as it seemed him good, and they paying one dollar and a half could have their lots. My lot was located where my house now stands. “I did as I was told and a lot was set off to me in the nineteenth ward . . . I was directed by Brother Bullock where to find it and on my way there I found Father Alger who told me where the lot was and I went and saw it and found it half covered with water. I saw by this I was not going to be able to do anything with the lot that fall, if ever I did. When I was returning back to my wagon I found Peter Nebeker, who recognized me, although I did not know him. He enquired what I was going to do. I told him that it was a hard question. He offered me work all winter and to build me a house, etc. This I considered more like a friend than any I had met within the city. I took him up at his offer and went and removed my wagon over near his house and camped upon the very spot where my house now stands although I did not think of building for several years after that. . . . “In September [1854] I commenced to build house 28 feet X 35 feet and two stories high of adobies. It contained twelve rooms in all; two front rooms . . . with a hall six feet wide between them which led to a back kitchen 16 feet X 9 feet, and a small buttry, one bedroom below in the northeast corner 9 feet square. Above was one room 9 feet X 10 feet, one room 14 1/2 feet X 12 1/2 feet, one room 9 feet square, one room 10 feet X 9 feet, a grainery 9 feet X 10 feet, it took eight cords of rock for the foundation and about 25,000 adobies, about 7,000 feet of lumber, and 10,000 shingles.” Whipple worked as a policeman, gunsmith, carpenter, cabinet maker, and superintendent of the Municipal Bath House. He also operated a shingle mill in Cottonwood Canyon, supplying shingles for the Tabernacle and other public and ecclesiastical structures at $12 per thousand shingles. He married three women as plural wives with whom he raised seventeen children. His journals were serialized in the 1930s in the Improvement Era. The Whipple residence has classical details in the roof cornice and frieze, window hoods, and the main door with sidelights. It is the oldest continuously inhabited residence in the Salt Lake Valley. Since its construction was carefully documented by Whipple, it is especially valuable as a window to early Utah building practices.
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    National Register - Utah Historic Site

    Headstones
    Whipple, Nelson Wheeler b1818
    Whipple, Nelson Wheeler b1818
    Plot: M 1 3 1E

    Histories
    Whipple, Nelson Wheeler b1818 History
    Whipple, Nelson Wheeler b1818 History
    Whipple, Nelson Wheeler b1818 History
    Whipple, Nelson Wheeler b1818 History

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register 1845-46
      SOURCE: Mormon Manuscripts to 1846. Andrus, Hyrum. 1977
      SOURCE: Family Group Sheet-Father
      SOURCE: Family Group Sheet-Self
      SOURCE: Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Federal Census; Year: 1840
      SOURCE: Nauvoo Social History Project. Smith, James
      SOURCE: Guide to Mormon Diaries & Autobiographies. Bitton, Davis
      SOURCE: Journal of Nelson Wheeler Whipple
      SOURCE: Utah Federal Census; Year: 1851, 1860, 1870
      SOURCE: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Esshom, Frank. 1913 Page: 1241
      SOURCE: Salt Lake City 6th Ward Records
      SOURCE: Checklists to Published Diaries and Autobiographies
      Occupation: Blacksmith, Carpenter, Lumberman
      SOURCE: LDS Collectors Library: Early LDS Membership Data.
      Cemetery: Salt Lake City Cemetery , M_1_3_1E

      Pioneer
      Brigham Young Company (1848)
      Age at departure: 29
      1220 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Winter Quarters, Nebraska

      David Evans Company (1850)Age at departure: 31
      54 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs).