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Elizabeth Brockbank

Elizabeth Brockbank

Female 1838 - 1926  (87 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Elizabeth Brockbank 
    Birth 8 Nov 1838  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 27 Jan 1839  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    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 
    FamilySearch ID KWJ4-HP6 
    Death 16 Sep 1926  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 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 25 Feb 2024 

    Father Isaac Brockbank,   b. 17 May 1805, Underbarrow, Westmorland, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. Jul 1852, Lost On Plains, Near Ft. Laramie, Wyoming, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 44 years) 
    Marriage 30 Aug 1836  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Samuel Pollock,   b. 3 Jan 1824, Donahue, County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1891, Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years) 
    Marriage 18 Oct 1853  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorce Yes, date unknown 
    Annulled Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 John H Bushnell,   b. 19 Apr 1823, Headington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Jul 1882, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years) 
    Marriage 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 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 locationd. 26 Mar 1958, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F3239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 Nov 1838 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 27 Jan 1839 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 18 Oct 1853 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 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 MapsDeath - 16 Sep 1926 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 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 Mainwari n g Brockbank, was born Nov 8, 1838, in Liverpool, England. Her father w a s employed by the Bath Water Works Company, which supplied the ships fr o m all over the world with water. The family belonged to the Wesley Meth od ist Church, where Isaac taught a class. Early in 1843, Isaac went to h ea r Parley P. Pratt, a Mormon Missionary, and joined the Mormon Church , muc h to the opposition of his wife. Isaac used to take the children wi th hi m to attend the Mormon Sunday School. When he decided to go to Utah , Eliz abeth tried to get the children to tell him they would not go wit h him, b ut they really wanted to go, as they thought it would be wonderf ul to cro ss the ocean and live in a new country. She told Isaac she woul d go wit h him only if he promised her she could return to England if sh e did no t like Utah, and he promised.

      They received funds from the Emigration Fund to pay for the journey, a n d sailed from Liverpool Feb 11, 1852, on the ship "the Ellen Marie", a n d docked at New Orleans where they took a River Boat for Kansas City. C ho lera broke out in the camp, and many died and were buried in crude box es , many were so weak they could hardly move. All of these hardships ups e t Elizabeth's mother and she dreaded crossing the plains. When they we r e assigned wagons in the O.A. Snoot Company, she did all she could to c ar e for her four children; Isaac, Elizabeth, Joshua, and Agnes, but to e ver ything else she seemed indifferent. In the latter part of July they p asse d Ft. Laramie, and soon after that they came to a hill just before t hey w ere to stop for their noon meal. Elizabeth and some of the other wo men ou t of the wagon to walk up the hill in order that the oxen would no t hav e to pull such heavy loads. There were ripe wild berries and the la dies t opped to pick some, but the wagons kept moving. When they stoppe d for noo n all the ladies were there except Elizabeth, Isaac's wife. He r son Isaa c rode back on a horse to hunt for her but found no trace of h er. The fat her and Chris Layton took a light carriage and hunted for her , they wen t back as far as Ft. Laramie but found no trace of her. The me n at Ft. La ramie promised to keep looking if they found her let the folk s know, bu t no trace of her has ever been found. It is supposed that sh e was captur ed by some roving Indians.

      This left the daughter Elizabeth, not yet fourteen years old, in car e o f the family. The company arrived in Salt Lake Sept 4, 1852. They sta ye d in Salt Lake a month and were assigned to go to Palmyra, on the shor e s of Utah Lake. Just before leaving Isaac the father, married Sarah Bro wn , Oct. 2, 1852. Sarah had crossed the plains in the same company. The y li ved in a dugout and had to trade some of their clothes for food. The y fla yed wheat in order to earn enough wheat for some flour.

      Elizabeth the daughter, went to live with a family named Pollock, Mr. Po l lock was fairly well to do. Mr. Pollock had been called to help settl e Ir on County, and talked Elizabeth into marrying him as a second wife a nd go ing to Iron County with him. Elizabeth though her step imposed on h er an d she was so poor she had nothing for herself, so she decided to ma rry Mr . Pollock. They got as far as Fillmore, and Elizabeth decided sh e di d n t want Mr. Pollock as a husband. Brigham Young came to Fillmor e so El izabeth told him her troubles and Brigham gave her a church divor ce.

      On August 14, 1854, Elizabeth married John Bushnell who had been sen t t o Fillmore. They had the first post office and a small store. Elizabe th k ept the books and cooked for the mail carriers. Her brother Isaac wa s on e of the first mail carriers.

      Four children were born to Elizabeth and John while living in Fillmore : J ohn B., Edward B., Isaac B., and Daniel B. In 1862 they traded thei r prop erty in Fillmore for farm land in Meadow, where they were one of t he firs t six families in Meadow.

      Elizabeth was first counselor to Sarah Stott, who was the first preside n t of the primary, and later she became the second president. She serve d i n the Relief Society Presidency, sang in the choir, and served in th e chu rch in every way possible. She was an excellent nurse and took car e of th e sick for years, besides taking care of a large family since fou r more c hildren were born in Meadow: Howard B., Joshua B., Elizabeth B , and Eliz a Jane.

      John and his sons had gone into the sheep business and Elizabeth helpe d t hem in many ways. John died in 1882, and she carried on the busines s fo r forty years with her boys. They were known as the "Bushnell Brothe rs" , and they were united by that great love which she instilled in ever y on e of her children. Although her troubles were many she declared "Th e los s of my dear mother steeled me for the troubles that followed."

      Elizabeth died in Meadow September 16, 1926, at the home of her daught e r 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 i t s journey from Kansas City, Missouri.