Bateman, Samuel, 1832-1911
- Existence: 1832 - 1911
Samuel Bateman (1832-1911) was a pioneer of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah.
Samuel Bateman was born July 1, 1832, in Manchester, England to Thomas Bateman and Mary Street. His father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838 and emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1839. Bateman's family arrived in Utah in 1850, and Samuel volunteered to go on a mission to Iron County that December. On November 27, 1854 he married Marinda Allen. Bateman was called to raise a platoon of soldiers in September 1857 to confront Johnston's army, and the platoon joined others at Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Led by Lot Smith, these soldiers confronted the army wagon train, burned wagons, ran off livestock, and succeeded in stalling the army from entering the Salt Lake Valley. Later Bateman returned home, but was appointed to watch the army’s movements as the Saints prepared to move south. In the spring of 1861, he accompanied Brigham Young and others to visit the settlements of southern Utah. Bateman attended the "School of the Prophets" in 1868, and in 1870 he was asked to accompany Brigham Young on a trip to settlements in northern Utah. He married a second wife, Harriet Egbert, in 1871. Bateman later served as guard to John Taylor, third president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was with him during the anti-polygamy raids and his death in July 1887 in Kaysville, Utah. He also served as a guard and friend to Wilford Woodruff, who succeeded John Taylor as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From 1888-1889, Bateman served a term in the Utah penitentiary for plural marriage. For work, he was a brick and adobe maker, mason, miller, farmer, and had many other trades. Bateman served as superintendent of the Sunday School in the West Jordan Ward and later as senior president of the 33rd quorum of the Seventy. He died on January 23, 1911, of Bright's disease.
Citation:LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1971: p. 590-591 (Samuel Bateman; b. Jul. 1, 1832, in Manchester, England, to Thomas Bateman and Mary Street; father joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838 and emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1839; arrived in Utah in 1850; Samuel volunteered to serve mission in Iron County in Dec. 1850; married Marinda Allen in 1854; raised platoon of soldiers to confront Johnston’s army in Sept. 1857; appointed to watch army’s movements during move south; accompanied Brigham Young in 1861 to visit southern Utah settlements; attended School of the Prophets in 1868; accompanied Brigham Young again to northern Utah settlements in 1870; married second wife, Harriet Egbert, in 1871; was with John Taylor during anti-polygamy raids and his death in July 1887; served as guard to Wilford Woodruff; served term in Utah penitentiary from 1888-1889 for polygamy; worked as a brick and adobe maker, mason, miller, farmer, etc.; served as Sunday School superintendent in West Jordan Ward and senior president of 33rd quorum of the Seventy)
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Samuel Bateman papers
Biography of Samuel Bateman, approximately 1881
Typescript of a biography of Samuel Bateman, written by James A. Oliver. It was typed by Brigham Young University Library directly from the original ledger where it was recorded, while the original was on loan. The biography is made of several experiences from Bateman's birth in England in 1832 to life in Utah, up to 1881.
Biography of Samuel Bateman
Letters to and from Samuel Bateman
Letters to and from Samuel Bateman, 1868-1886
Samuel Bateman diary, book 1, 1886-1888
Samuel Bateman diary, book 1
The life and times of Samuel Bateman, 2016
Biography of Samuel Bateman, using selections of journal entries, edited by Mark Burkinshaw in 2016.
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