WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
JAMES McLEAN McFATE
(blacksmith and wagon maker)
BIOGRAPHYJames McLean McFate was born on April 19, 1804 in Pennsylvania.
He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1845 and was endowed in the Nauvoo Temple on January 22, 1846.
James lived for a time in Spanish Fork, Utah.
McFate was among the first settlers of Old Grafton in 1859. In March 1860, Grafton was organized as Precinct Number 8 in Washington County and James M. McFate was appointed as Justice of the Peace.
In 1860, he was living in Toquerville.
Later he lived in St. George. He owned the lot described as Plat A, Block 8, Lot 2 on the old pioneer map of St. George.
37° 6' 18.5" North Latitude, 113° 35' 28.5" West Longitude, 2,728 feet MSL
McFate died in St. George on April 1, 1865 and is buried in the St. George City Cemetery.
REFERENCESA Brief History of James McFate by Virginia Griffith
Old Grafton, History of Grafton, Utah 1861 -1921
by James T. Jones
Geni entry for James McLean McFate
Ancestry.com entry for James McLean McFate
Find-A-Grave entry for James McLean McFate