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Documents of John Edward Metcalf, Sr. (1812-1887)

A collection of documents during the life of John Edward Metcalf, Sr.

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Documents Relating to John Edward Metcalf, Sr.:

Pre-immigration to Utah (1812-1853):

1812 Affirmation of birth date, 13 July 1812, as shown on the Record of Members, Hull Branch, Yorkshire, England, 1844-1857, for John and his wife Mary, member numbers 218 & 219: FHL film # 0087004.

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1812 Christening, 3 August 1812, Holy Trinity Church, Hull, Yorkshire, England, Baptism Records, 1792-1812, FHL film # 0990828

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1832 Marriage to Mary Waslin, 23 December 1832, Sculcoates Marriage Records, 1831-1837, PE46/25[9], No. 303, pg. 135, East Riding Archives Office, County Hall, Beverley, England, HU17 9BA. It is to be noted that the marriage took place by banns, and that John Edward Metcalf signed his name, while Mary Waslin made her mark. (Elaine Harris and Sue Laing found this record in July 1996, on a genealogical research trip for the ABC/SJB Family Foundation, and had the certificate created.)

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1837-1848 Residences. Please see World Connect on this website for further information regarding documentation details.

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1849 LDS Baptism and confirmation dates, 19 October 1849 and 21 October 1849, respectively, as shown on the continuing page of the Record of Members, Hull Branch, Yorkshire, England, 1844-1857, for John and his wife Mary, member numbers 218 & 219: FHL film # 0087004. (To see the preceding page of this document, refer to "1812 Affirmation of birth date" above.)

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1851 England Census for St. John, Goole, Yorkshire, England, Part 1, showing John and Mary Metcalf, less their children, at the bottom of the page. (Note that John's occupation is listed as joiner and cabinet maker.) Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 2350; Folio: 239; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87610. http://ancestry.com.

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1851 England Census for St. John, Goole, Yorkshire, England, Part 2, showing John's and Mary's children. Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 2350; Folio: 239; Page: 13; GSU roll: 87610. http://ancestry.com.

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1853 Passenger manifesto for the Ellen Maria, showing James [John] E. and Mary Metcalf and family. A copy of this document was obtained from Elaine R. Harris, Salt Lake City, Utah. The original source is not known.

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1853 New Orleans Passenger Arrival List for the Ellen Maria, arriving from Liverpool, England on 7 March 1853, Part 1, showing James [John] E. and Mary Metcalf and family, minus Eliza: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902. Micropublication M259 RG036. Rolls # 1-93. National Archives, Washington, D.C. http://ancestry.com.

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1853 New Orleans Passenger Arrival List for the Ellen Maria, arriving from Liverpool, England on 7 March 1853, Part 2, showing Eliza, age 2: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902. Micropublication M259 RG036. Rolls # 1-93. National Archives, Washington, D.C. http://ancestry.com.

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1853 Claudias V. Spencer Wagon Train information. Departing Keokuk or Kanesville, Iowa, 3 June 1853, the 250 person wagon train arrived in the Salt Lake Valley 17-26 September 1853: http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompany/0,15797,4017-1-284,00.html.

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1853 Listing of Claudias V. Spencer Wagon Train pioneers, Part 1, showing Eliza Roxie (the first documentation of her new middle name, Roxie, which was generally employed during the remainder of her life), age 2. http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompany/0,15797,4017-1-284,00.html.

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1853 Listing of Claudias V. Spencer Wagon Train pioneers, Part 2, showing other Metcalf family members making the trip. http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneercompany/0,15797,4017-1-284,00.html.

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Post-arrival in Utah (1854-1887):

1855 Sealing to 1st wife, Mary Waslin [Wasling], 25 March 1855, in President's Office: TIB Index Card to Endowment House for John Edward Metcalf, FHL film # 1267711.

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1855 Mary Waslin's sealing to her husband, John Edward Metcalf, 25 March 1855, in President's Office [her birth date should read 15 July 1810]: TIB Index Card to Endowment House for Mary Waslin [Wasling], FHL film # 1267987.

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1856 Utah State [Territory] Census: FHL film # 0505913. The heading of page #1 and all of page #4 for the 4th Ward, Great Salt Lake City, showing John E. and Mary Metcalf plus other members of their family.

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1860 United States Federal Census for Springville, Utah, Utah Territory, showing Medcalf [Metcalf] family members: Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Springville, Utah, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1314; Page: 1011; Image: 479. http://ancestry.com.

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1866-1867 Service of John E. Medcalf, Sr. [Metcalf] in the Utah-Black Hawk Indian War, Utah Territory, 1866-1867, with the Fayette Militia: first, 1 April to 1 November 1866, as a private in G. Sidwell's Company; then, 1 May to 1 November 1867, as a private in M. Mortensen's Company. Card Index to Military Records of Indian Wars, 1866-1867, FHL film #0536221

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1869 Sealing to 2nd wife, Cecelia Anderson, 7 June 1869, in Endowment House: Back side of TIB Index Card to Endowment House for John Edward Metcalf, FHL film # 1267711.

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1869 Extraction of Record from the Endowment House Sealing to 2nd wife, Cecelia Andersen [Anderson], 7 June 1869. FHL film #1149515.

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1870 United States Federal Census for Warm Creek (later Fayette), Sanpete, Utah Territory, showing John E., Mary, and William Metcalf (second from the bottom of page): Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Warm Creek, Sanpete, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1612; Page: 94; Image: 189. http://ancestry.com.

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1877-1879 Calling to be a missionary, 8 April 1877, at a Stake Conference in St. George, Utah. Journal History of the Church, 8 April 1877: FHL film # 1259763

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1877-1879 Letter from mission field, Journal History of the Church, 23 December 1877: FHL film #129764

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1877-1879 Release from mission field, Journal History of the Church, 23 September 1878. (He evidently subsequently returned to Utah from England on 8 May 1879): FHL film #129765

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1880 United States Federal Census for Warm Creek (later Fayette), Sanpete, Utah Territory, showing John E. Metcalf (copy of the original not used because of poor quality): http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html.

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1883 Extraction of Record from the Endowment House Sealing to 3rd wife, Ann Dearing [Billton], 7 June 1869. FHL film #1149515. (See World Connect under Dearing or Billton, Ann on this website for further details.)

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1884 Obituary for wife, Mary Waslin Metcalf, who died 26 March 1884: Deseret News, 16 April 1884.

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1887 Obituary for John E. Metcalf, Sen., who died 4 February 1887: Deseret News, 16 February 1887.

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1887 Burial information for John E. Metcalf, Sen., who died 4 February 1887: http://history.utah.gov/apps/burials/execute/viewburial?cemeteryid=SP0800&id=296.

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1890 Extraction of Manti Temple Proxy Sealing Record of eight women to John Edward Metcalf: FHL film #170509, page 216. (Sealing dated 6 November 1890. This unorthodox type of sealing was discontinued shortly thereafter.)

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