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Bateman, Samuel, 1832-1911



  • Existence: 1832 - 1911

Biographical History

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.

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), via WWW, Oct. 17, 2013 (married Marinda Allen on Nov. 27, 1854; died of Bright's disease on Jan. 23, 1911)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Bateman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 128
Scope and Contents Contains materials documenting Samuel Bateman's personal and family life. Included are some of Bateman's handwritten diaries for the years 1886-1888, 1899-1901, and 1901-1909. Also included are typescripts, microfilm, and scanned copies of these diaries, and typescripts of some correspondence to and from Samuel Bateman, dated 1868-1886. His correspondence discusses guarding John Taylor and his friendship with Wilford Woodruff, who were both Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of...
Dates: 1868-2016

Biography of Samuel Bateman

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS128_I4_B1_F8
Dates: approximately 1881

Biography of Samuel Bateman, approximately 1881

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197227633978], Folder: 8
Identifier: MSS 128 Item 4
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: approximately 1881

Letters to and from Samuel Bateman

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS128_F1_B1_F7
Dates: 1868-1886

Letters to and from Samuel Bateman, 1868-1886

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197227633978], Folder: 7
Identifier: MSS 128 File 1
Scope and Contents This folder includes typescripts of a series of letters and other writings related to Bateman's different ventures from 1869 to 1886. Much of the correspondence is with Bateman's wife, Marinda Allen Bateman, documenting the hardships of this period of their life. The first letters document his call to settle southern Utah, eventually ending up in Long Valley, near present day Orderville. Bateman was asked to go without his family, leaving his wife and sons to tend their farm in West Jordan....
Dates: 1868-1886

Samuel Bateman diary, book 1

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS128_I1_B1_F1
Dates: 1886-1888

Samuel Bateman diary, book 1, 1886-1888

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197227633978], Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 128 Item 1
Scope and Contents Original handwritten diary of Samuel Bateman, including entries while he served as bodyguard for Latter-day Saint Church President John Taylor until his death in July 1887. Diary includes nearly daily entries of his work as a bodyguard, and includes details of the last days of John Taylor while living in the "Underground" for plural marriage. Bateman later served as bodyguard to President Wilford Woodruff as well. Much of the diary is his interactions and travels with various Church leaders...
Dates: 1886-1888

The life and times of Samuel Bateman, 2016

 Item — Folder 5: [Barcode: 31197232579323]
Identifier: MSS 128 Item 5
Scope and Contents

Biography of Samuel Bateman, using selections of journal entries, edited by Mark Burkinshaw in 2016.

Dates: 2016

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Archival Object 4
Digital Record 3
Collection 1
Biographies 4
Diaries 3
Letters 3
Typescripts 3
Latter Day Saint women -- Utah -- West Jordan 2