WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
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BIOGRAPHYSolomon Angell was born April 21, 1806 in Florence, Oneida, New York. He and his family moved to North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island when he was four years old.
Solomon married Eunice Clark Young in 1828 in Providence. The family had moved to Genesee County, New York, in 1832, where Solomon's mother heard the missionaries and the family joined Mormon Church. Solomon was a member of Zion's Camp, the expedition from Kirtland, Ohio, in 1837 to relieve the Saints in Missouri who were suffering persecution. After the camp was disbanded, Solomon returned to Kirtland. He belonged to the Nauvoo Legion. In 1840, they were living in Hanover, Licking County, Ohio
Solomon, his mother, his younger brother, and family departed to go west on June 5, 1848 with the Brigham Young Company. However, when they arrived at Winter Quarters, Solomon was instructed to remain to handle Church affairs. So Solomon put his widowed mother in the care of his brother and sent them on. Solomon and his family followed a year or two later with the Ira Eldredge Company.
Solomon was living with Eunice and four children in Great Salt Lake City in 1850. He married Lucy Ann Fry in 1852 in Salt Lake City. He married Lucinda Clark in 1857 in Salt Lake City. In 1860, Solomon was living with Eunice, Lucy, and two children in Great Salt Lake City Ward 8. Lucinda and her children lived nearby. Solomon helped to open the first granite ledge in Cottonwood Canyon where granite was cut to build the Salt Lake Temple. He was in charge of stone cutting according to specifications given by his brother, Truman O. Angell, church architect. He helped build the wall that encloses the Salt Lake Temple block. He was a millwright by profession, but also a carpenter and cabinet-maker. He carved much of the fancy work in Salt Lake building with his pocketknife, and made furniture for his home and others. In August 1863, his wife Lucy died in Salt Lake City and was buried there. Solomon married Anna Cajsa Johansson on October 31 in Salt Lake City.
Solomon and Eunice were called to go to southern Utah to help colonize that part of the territory. They first went to Toquerville and then settled in Long Valley in 1865, where they lived in a tent. The Indians drove them out and they found a sheltered place and called it Pocketville (later called Rockville). Eventually a fort was built and it was called Fort Johnson. The rains were torrential and often swamped their home. Eunice became very ill and was left an invalid with arthritis for the rest of her life; she was bedfast the last ten years. Solomon aided in the settling of Virgin City, Pocketville, Toquerville, Harrisburg, St. George, and finally Leeds. He built a home in each place, working as a blacksmith and dentist. He made coffins, his children's shoes, planted gardens and orchards, and brewed beer and made wine. With other pioneers, the Angell's established the community in Leeds and there they spent the remainder of their lives.
Solomon was the presiding elder of the Leeds Ward in the St. George Stake from 1869-1876. In 1870, he was living with his invalid wife Eunice in Leeds. She died in Leeds after a lingering illness of ten years and was buried in the Leeds Cemetery. On the 1880 census, Solomon was a carpenter, living with Anna and four children in Leeds. Solomon died at his home in Leeds, September 20, 1881, and was buried next to Eunice in the Leeds Cemetery. Lucinda died 1904 in Salt Lake City and is buried there. Anna died 1914 in Leeds and is buried in the Leeds Cemetery.
Anna & Solomon Angell
A research report by Elaine Young, PhD.
FamilySearch.org entry for Solomon Angell
Family group sheet for the James & Phoebe Angell family
Family group sheet for the Solomon & Anna Angell family
Find-A-Grave entry for Solomon Angell
Find-A-Grave entry for Eunice Clark Young Angell
Death certificate for Lucinda Clark Angell
Find-A-Grave entry for Lucinda Clark Angell
Death certificate for Anna Cisa Johanson Angell
Find-A-Grave entry for Anna Cajia Johanson Angell