A One-Name Study
for the BARNUM/BARNHAM Surname
Notes for Zerah R. PULSIPHER
In the 1860 US Census for Great Salt Lake City Ward 16, Great Salt Lake County, Utah territory the family of Zerah R. Pulsipher was enumerated as follows;
Dwelling #1164; Family #41
Zerah Pulsipher, 71, M, Farner, Real property $2,700; Personal property $950; b. Vermont
Mary Pulsipher, 62, F, b. Connecticut
Prudence McNamara, 56, F, b. Massachusetts [2nd wife]
Martha Hughes, 17, F, b. Wales [4th wife]
Martha Ann Hughes, 1, F, b. Utah [daughter]
Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory, Page: 002039. Name: Zera or Zerah Pulsipher. Gender: male. Birth Date: 24 Jun 1788 or 1789. Birth Place: Rockingham, Windham, Vermont. Parent1: John Pulsipher. Parent2: Elizabeth Dutton. Spouse: Polly or Mary Randall; Prudence McNamara; Mary Ann Brown; Martha Hughes. Marriage Date: 1810; 1815; 18 Mar 1857; 12 Jul 1864. Marriage Place: Vermont; Susouhannah County PA; Utah; Utah. Departure Date: Spring 1847. Departure Place: Winter Quarters. Travel Company: Parley P. Pratt and Orson Pratt. Zera was captain of his own company. Party: Zera was captain of his own company with 10 wagons. Trail: Mormon Trail to Salt Lake City. Arrival Date: 23 Sep 1848 or 1847 (Found in an old trunk-where he kept his papers). Arrival Place: Great Salt Lake Valley. Religion: LDS. Place Settled: Great Salt Lake City 1847, Saint George and Hebron, Utah. Occupation: Operated a grist mill and a saw mill. Death Date: 01 Jan 1872. Death Place: Hebron, Washington, Utah. Burial Place: Hebron, Washington, Utah. Sources: Journal of Zerah Pulsipher; The Doctrine & Covenants, Sec. 124; Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah; Pulsipher Family History by Nora and Terry Lund; Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register; Utah Federal Census 1851, 1860, 1870; Mormon Manuscripts to 1846; Guide to Morman Diaries & Autobiographies; Nauvoo, Early Mormon...Series 1839-46; Journal History of the Church 29 Dec 1833, 9 Jan 1838; Mighty Men of Zion, p 404; Temple Index Bureau; Revelations of Joseph Smith pp 270, 271.
Utah Cemetery Inventory about Zerah Pulsipher. Name: Zerah Pulsipher; Birth Date: 14 Jan 1788; Death Date: 1 Jan 1872; Cemetery: Hebron Cemetery. Source: Dr. Wes Craig
The Independent State of Vermont was constituted on 2 June 1777, and joined the Union as the 14th state on 4 March 1791.
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