James Calvin SLY

James Calvin SLY[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Male 1807 - 1864  (57 years)    Has no ancestors but 36 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name James Calvin SLY 
    Born 8 Aug 1807  Ontario County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service US Army - Mexican American War, Captain, Mormon Battalion, Company B 
    Occupation Explorer, scout, miller 
    Religion Mormon 
    _UID BE28718507D84697BBEDCE320449FF48D420 
    Died 31 Aug 1864  Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Age:57
    Buried Chicken Creek Cemetery, Chicken Creek, Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I521906  Waite-Humphreys Master Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2021 

    Family 1 Susannah GUSTIN,   b. 23 May 1832, Brown County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1919, North Creek, Beaver County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Other Partners: Seth OLLERTON  m. 22 Jan 1865 
    Married 25 Mar 1849  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Amos Gustin SLY,   b. 19 Jan 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1915, Delta, Millard County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Lodemia SLY,   b. 15 Mar 1852, Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1936, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Partners: Oliver HARRIS
     3. James Calvin SLY, Jr.,   b. 27 Mar 1854, Nephi, Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1856, Nephi, Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     4. Mary Catherine SLY,   b. 1856, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1927, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Thomas Jefferson Gustin SLY,   b. 16 Sep 1858, Santaquin, Utah County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1927, Milford, Beaver County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Partners: Catherine Banks PATTERSON  m. 8 Mar 1880
     6. Susannah SLY,   b. 15 Mar 1861, Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1953, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Partners: Charles Kittle BARNUM  m. 19 Aug 1881
     7. Daniel Samuel SLY,   b. 7 Nov 1863, Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1867, Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Photographs
    Susannah Gustin Sly with her sons, Amos Gustin Sly and Thomas Jefferson Sly
    Susannah Gustin Sly with her sons, Amos Gustin Sly and Thomas Jefferson Sly
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F507047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Brewster GUSTIN,   b. 21 Mar 1842, Vernon Township, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1926, Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Other Partners: Curles Shimm APPLEBY  m. 28 Jun 1872 
    Married 19 Jan 1856  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Elizabeth SLY,   b. 5 Dec 1857, Juab County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1876, Ophir, Tooele County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     2. Solomon George SLY,   b. 21 Feb 1860, Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1950, Martinez, Contra Costa County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Calvina SLY,   b. 9 Apr 1862, Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1938, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Mary Jane SLY,   b. 15 Jun 1864, Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1865, Moroni, Sanpete County, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F507051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Captain James Calvin Sly was buried in the cemetery of Chicken Creek, UT but the grave was washed away in a flood.
    Captain James Calvin Sly was buried in the cemetery of Chicken Creek, UT but the grave was washed away in a flood.

    Histories
    James Calvin Sly Sr. Wikipedia entry
    James Calvin Sly Sr. Wikipedia entry

    Photographs
    Capt James Calvin Sly, Sr
    Capt James Calvin Sly, Sr

  • Notes 
    • James Calvin Sly was a miller at Sutter's Fort where the gold was discovered that started the California gold rush. Sly Park and Sly Dam in Placerville, El Dorado County, CA are named for him.

      James Calvin Sly Sr. was a Mormon polygamist. At the same time, he was married to sisters Susannah Gustin and Nancy Bruster Gustin, along with Margaret Fuller.

      This bio is from an entry in the "Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints":
      In 1850 James had a household of three, and a real wealth of $200.2. In 1860 James had a household of nine, a real wealth of $300, and a personal wealth of $335. Comments: #21. James was a private in Company "B" of the Mormon Battalion. Comments: #31. James was a member of the Mormon Battalion. He was converted to "Mormonism" in 1844, he emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, in the beginning of 1846 and moved west with the Church that year in the general exodus of the Saints from Illinois. Having reached the Missouri river, he enlisted in the Mormon Battalion and marched as a private in Company B to California. After receiving an honorable discharge, he joined his co-religionists in Salt Lake Valley in the fall of 1848. At a general conference of the Church held in 1854 he was called on a mission to Canada which he filled successfully and returned to the mountains in the fall in 1855, after which he resided in Utah until the time of his death. Brother Sly left a large family to mourn his loss. He died a faithful Latter-day Saint, beloved and respected by relatives and friends. Comments: #41. Taken from James Calvin Sly's Journal--Departure from Salt Lake City for Sacramento, 27 June 1849. List of stops and daily mileage. Travels in California. Some mining followed by a misfortune in February 1850. ("We had our gol Stole from us wich reduced us to poverity.") Death of companion probably "father Thomas Juston," on 12 March 1850.

  • Sources 
    1. [S164] Cemetery Records, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19556368 (Reliability: 4).

      Chicken Creek Cemetery, Chicken Creek, Juab County, Utah



    2. [S208] Biographical Summaries of Notable People, (MyHeritage), https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10182/biographical-summaries-of-notable-people?s=220748851&itemId=541045&action=showRecord&indId=individual-220748851-5521906 (Reliability: 4).

      James Calvin Sly
      Gender: Male
      Birth: Aug 8 1807
      Death: Aug 31 1864
      Religion: Mormonism
      Nationality: United States of America



    3. [S224] Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9B-HL8C (Reliability: 4).

      Name:    James Calvin Sly
      Event Type:    Immigration
      Event Date:    13 Nov 1855
      Event Place:    Utah, United States
      Gender:    Male
      Birth Date:    08 Aug 1807
      Departure Date:    31 Jul 1855
      Death Date:    31 Aug 1864
      Photograph Included:   
      Pioneer Company:    Isaac Allred Freight Train

      Citing this Record:
      "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK9B-HL8C : 20 May 2016), James Calvin Sly, 1855.



    4. [S140] Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830 - 1848, (MyHeritage), https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10054/membership-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day?itemId=10648-S&action=showRecord (Reliability: 4).

      James Calvin Sly
      Source:
      Pioneers of 1847. Easton, S.
      Roster of Pioneers of 1847
      Family Group Sheet-Father
      Family Group Sheet-Spouse
      Temple Index Bureau
      Gender:Female
      Birth: Mar 22 1842 - Vernon, van Buren, Indiana, USA
      Alternate birth: Mar 21 1842
      Husband: Nancy Bruster Gustin
      Marriage: Mar 25 1849
        Source: Temple Index Bureau<br>Family Group Sheet-FatherTemple Index Bureau<br>Family Group Sheet-Father
      Other:

      Temple Ordinance Data: Baptism Family Group Sheet-Father
      Temple Index Bureau
      Date: November 2, 1959
      Endowment Temple Index Bureau
      Date: January 22, 1960
      Sealed to Parents Family Group Sheet-Father
      Date: April 28, 1970 Temple: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
      Sealed to Spouse Family Group Sheet-Spouse
      Date: December 1, 1960



    5. [S265] United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP7Y-1L7?from=lynx1&treeref=KWJ1-R1X (Reliability: 4).

      Name:    James C Sly
      Event Type:    Pension
      Pensioner's Name:    Susanna Ollerton
      Reference ID:    23854
      Affiliate Publication Title:    Selected Pension Application Files Relating to the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846-1848
      Affiliate Publication Number:    T1196
      Affiliate Film Number:    17

      Citing this Record:
      "United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XP7Y-1L7 : 7 December 2014), James C Sly, 1846-1848; from "Selected Pension Application Files Relating to the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846-1848," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing certificate 23854, NARA microfilm publication T1196 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 17.



    6. [S21] 1850 United States Federal Census, https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10126/1850-united-states-federal-census?itemId=11733842-&action=showRecord (Reliability: 4).

      James C Sly
      Gender: Male
      Birth: Circa 1806 - New York, United States
      Residence: 1850 - San Pete county, San Pete, Utah Territory, USA
      Age: 44
      Schedule: Population
      Wife (implied): Susannah Sly
      Son (implied): Amos Sly
      Census:



    7. [S23] 1860 United States Federal Census, https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10127/1860-united-states-federal-census?itemId=24891170-&action=showRecord (Reliability: 4).

      Jas C Sly
      Gender: Male
      Birth: Circa 1807 - New York, United States
      Residence: 1860 - Fort Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, USA
      Age: 53
      Children (implied): Susanna Sly, Amos Sly, Lodenia Sly, Mary C Sly, Eliza Sly, Thomas Sly, Solomon Sly, Nancy Sly
      Census: