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Ransom, Dorothy Maria

Female 1801 - 1852  (50 years)


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  • Name Ransom, Dorothy Maria 
    Nickname Dolly 
    Born 26 Aug 1801  Rochester, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    FamilySearch Id KWJP-WMJ 
    Buried Jun 1852 
    Died 22 Jun 1852  Kanesville, Potawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19883  USA
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2019 

    Father Ransom, Stephen,   b. 1771, Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1838  (Age > 68 years) 
    Mother Cooper, Dorothy,   b. 1775, Rochester, Windsor, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1835  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1799  Rochester, Windsor, Vermont, United States, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Meacham, Stephen Peabody,   b. 12 Mar 1797, Fletcher, Franklin, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1869, Parishville, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1817  Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Meacham, Dorothy Maria,   b. 26 Jun 1818, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1819, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Meacham, Stephen Alonzo,   b. 6 Aug 1822, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1904, , , Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Meacham, Charles Lafayette,   b. 20 Sep 1829, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1914, San Bernadino, San Bernadino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Meacham, Henry Pierpont,   b. 1834, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846  (Age 12 years)
     5. Meacham, Hyrum,   b. 1838, Springfield, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840  (Age 2 years)
     6. Meacham, Sylvia Ameretta,   b. 28 Jul 1820, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1894, Park Valley, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Meacham, Roswell Hopkin,   b. 1836, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1853  (Age > 18 years)
     8. Meacham, Erastus Darwin,   b. 20 Jul 1826, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1899, Park Valley, Box Elder, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     9. Meacham, George Washington,   b. 6 May 1832, Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 49 years)
     10. Meacham, Harriet,   b. 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842  (Age 1 years)
     11. Meacham, Almira Mehitable,   b. 13 May 1824, Hopkinton, St.Lawrence, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1898, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F3357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1850 US Census: Dorothy Ransom Meacham family
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      Citation
      FHL film 442963, Iowa, 1850 federal census : population schedules. Enumerated at District 21, Pottawattamie county, Iowa.
      Notes
      Dolly Meakum age 49 female born Vt
      Lafayette age 20 male Laborer born NY
      Roswell age 14 male born NY
      Sylvia age 29 female born NY
      Erastus age 7 male born NY
      (Documents her residence at Pottawattamie county, Iowa (Winter Quarters) in 1850. Three of her children and a grandson are in the household with her.)
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      TIB 1,263,328 SL 307 bk B p. 32 (Parents: Stephen Ransom/Dorothy Cooper); All Ordinances Reconfirmed SL (bap 3 Mar 1969 SL);

      1798-Rochester, Windsor Co, Vermont Bk 1 p 97;

      1810 Windsor Co, Vt pg 363;

      1800 Rochester, Windsor Co, Vermont p 172;

      1850 Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, NY p 313;

      Mathew Ransom Descend GS 982,434 Item 37;

      IGI 1988 Vermont p 5,926 batch T998342 0317, 5000429 38, 5001095 15; Archive Record of Mrs. Richard LeRoy Mecham.

      Dennis Kroll (California cousin) 10-2008 (from Ancestry.com "Family Book of Remembrances and Genealogy with Allied Lines" published Dec 25, 1952:
      "Erastus Darwin Meacham Sr. was the fifth child of Stephen Peabody Meacham and Dorothy Maria (Known as Dolly) Ransom. He was born 20 July, 1826, at Hopkinton, Saint Lawrence County, New York where he lived till he was ten or eleven years old, when his parents, who had been converted to the faith of the Mormons by Stephen's uncle joined the church and moved, with other relative converts to Erie County, Pennsylvania.
      In 1839 they moved to Springfield, Illinois, where three of the older children were married. Later the family moved to Nauvoo where Erastus D. as a young man was a member of the Nauvoo Legion and at times served as body guard to the Prophet Joseph Smith.
      After the death of the Prophet while preparations were being made for the westward move Erastus D. worked as apprentice in the shop of Elisha Jones, a wheelright and blacksmith, who later became father-in-law to Erastus D. and became much interested in the abillity of the younger apprentice.
      In late 1845 or early 1846 Erastus D. left Nauvoo and began across Iowa with shat was designated as the "Camp of Israel" by its leader, Brigham Young, and was camped at "Mount Pisgah" when the call came from the government for a battalion of Volunteers to take part in our war with Mexico. Erastus D., being of a venturesome nature, volunteered and on July 16, 1846, was mustered into the army of the United States at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was a member of Company D and with it participated in the now famous march of the "Mormon Batallion."
      Just when Erastus D. returned to his folks at the Missouri river the writer does not know, but we do know it was before February 4th, 1849, for on the date he was married at Council Bluffs, Iowa to Martha Jones, the seventeen year old daughter of Elisha Jones, the mechanic with hoom he had worked at Nauvoo.
      From this point on history of Erastus Darwin Meacham must alwo be the history of his wife. It is therefore proper to here introduce her: Martha Jones was born August 7, 1832, in Jefferson County, Ohio, daughter of Elisha Jones and Margaret Tolbot. She remembered very vividly the stirring events connected with the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, and participated in the hardships endured during the exodus of Nauvoo and the journey to the West.
      On the 17th of December, 1849, at Kanesville, later named Council Bluffs, Iowa, a daughter was born to Erastus D. and Martha and was named Sylvia Amaretta. Thus our soldier, hunter-trapper and scout became a tender and devoted husband and father.
      In 1851 Grandpa Meacham crossed the plains for the third and last time, this time with his wife and baby daughter and accompanied by his father-in-law and his family. They first settled at little Cottonwood, a few miles south of Salt Lake City, where their second child, William Henry was born December 31, 1851.
      The family did not remain long in the Cottonwood settlement for they had made their home in Springville, Utah County, before their second son, Erastus Darwin Jr. was born Marth 17, 1854. Here Grandpa had opportunity to demonstrate his ability in dealing with the Indians and in solving the problems which they presented for he had lived with them and learned his language while he was working for the American Fur Company in Wyoming between the date of his discharge from the army and his return to Council Bluffs, where he married.
      By the time their fourth child, Martha Maria, was born 19 February, 1857, the family had settled in Provo, where they remained till after the fifth child, Elisha Jones was born. Their next move took them in Fairview, Sanpete County... "

      GIVEN NAMES: Also shown as Dorothy Dolly Maria