Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Patison Griffeth

  • Name: Patison Griffeth
  • Born: January 3, 1824 Bury, New York
  • Died: May 11, 1901 Star Valley, Wyoming
  • Related through: Dan's grandmother Elvira Wilde Langford
Patison Griffeth was the son of Judah and Mariah Rockwell Griffeth. He was born January 3,1824 at Bury township (Berritown), Orleans, New York. After his parents accepted the gospel, he was baptized on April 7, 1841 in Amherst, Ohio at the age of seventeen.

When he was twenty, he walked a great distance to attend the funeral of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He also attended the meeting where Brigham Young received the mantel of Joseph Smith. He was the only one of his family who followed Brigham Young and later went west. Patison married Elizabeth Carson in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois on April 26, 1846. In 1850 mobs attacked a town where they were living. Patison hid his family in a corn patch praying that their lives would be spared. Due to persecutions they made plans to go West. They crossed the plains with the Garden Grove Company/Walton Company in 1851. After crossing the plains they began to settle Fairfield, Utah. He and Elizabeth had eight children.

In 1860 they were called on a "settling mission" by Brigham Young to settle Hyde Park, Cache County. He married a second wife Sarah Roberts on Feb. 7, 1863 at Hyde Park and they had nine children. Patison was the first councilor to Bishop Hyde. He was a great pioneer, a builder, carpenter, a talented musician and violin teacher. His carpentry skills were appreciated by his family and community. He was also known for his great dancing. He was 5 ft. 11 inches tall, with blue eyes and dark brown hair. He was stately, neat and kind. He taught the principles of the gospel without scolding, yet he was firm. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke. He died May 11, 1901 at the home of his wife Sarah, in Star Valley, Wyoming and was buried at Grover, Lincoln, Wyoming.
Back: L.-R: Urmina Griffeth (Hyde), Louisa Griffeth (Seamon), Marinda Griffeth (McOmber, Clark), Lovina Griffeth (Thurman), our ancestor Mary Griffeth (Hyde). Front: L-R: Patison D. Griffeth (Father) with his wife Elizabeth C. Griffeth, Pheobe Griffeth Hyde, and George Andrew Griffeth.
Thanks to John Pratt for providing this history and photos on his family website.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this and Elizabeth Carson's histories and the pictures. They are my third great-grandparents through Louisa Griffeth. It is a great blessing to be able to read of their lives. Thanks again