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  • Name  Hannah Topham 
    Born  6 Jan 1825  Mill Hill, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Christened  13 Jun 1831  Saint Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender  Female 
    Emigration  8 Jan 1851  Liverpool, England to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Left Liverpool on 8 Jan 1851 on the ship Ellen. Landed at New Orleans 14 Mar 1851. 
    _UID  C998A306FF52CA458468581872BBA0C558F9 
    Died  15 Aug 1885  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried  18 Aug 1885  A_4_2_5E, Salt Lake City Cemetary, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • 1841 Census - Possible Match?

      Name Sex Age Birth
      Year Occupation Where Born Original
      census
      image

      JOWETT, Mary Ann F 35 1806
      JOWETT, Elizabeth F 11 1830 Yorkshire
      JOWETT, Thos Norton M 9 1832 Yorkshire
      JOWETT, Jno Henry M 8 1833 Yorkshire
      JOWETT, Wm M 6 1835 Yorkshire
      JOWETT, Josh Firth M 5 1836 Yorkshire
      JOWETT, Marianna F 3 1838 Yorkshire
      JOWETT, Alfd Norton M 2 1839 Yorkshire
      JOWETT, Fred M 0 (4 months) 1841 Yorkshire
      WILKINSON, Elizh F 25 1816 Yorkshire
      THEAKER, Mary F 25 1816 Yorkshire
      PAWSON, Mary F 25 1816 Yorkshire
      TOPHAM, Elizh F 24 1817 Yorkshire
      TOPHAM, Hanh F 20 1821 Yorkshire
      MADDOX, Sophia* F 17 1824
      RG number:
      HO107 Piece:
      1349 Book/Folio:
      26-Apr Page:
      15

      Registration District:
      Leeds Sub District:
      Leeds, West Enumeration District:
      Ecclesiastical Parish:

      Civil Parish:
      Leeds Municipal Borough:
      Leeds Address:
      Hanover Square, Leeds County:
      Yorkshire

    Person ID  I99  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2012 

    Father  AncestorsThomas S. Topham,   b. 17 Nov 1795, Ousebridge, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1839, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  AncestorsEliza Livesey,   b. 17 Jul 1796, Briggate, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1840, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Jul 1815  Saint Peter, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    _UID  D4BF21D1691B724DABE3D1257837C8AD7008 
    Notes 
    • There are two significant anomalies to note in the children listed.

      First: James and Anne were christened in Belper, Derbyshire, England.

      Second: Thomas, Hannah, and John all have the same christening date.

      I have a scenario that makes some sense of this, though it may be creative fiction until it is proven. Note the consistent two years between births. With the exception of one three year gap, they had a child every two years like clockwork. The two children from Belper fit right into this scenario.

      It also make sense that if they moved to Belper and then back to Leeds, when they went to christen John, the parish would confirm their records of the family. Were they not able to find Hannah and Thomas Jr's records, it would make sense they would re-christen them at the same time as John was christened. This is further supported by the fact that Thomas Jr actually has two christening dates, one that is the same as John's, and another in 1821.

      For this scenario to work, it would really make more sense for James and Anne to be a part this Thomas and Eliza Toppham's family.

      This scenario could easily be disproved, but it is my current working theory.

      Admin
    Family ID  F110  Group Sheet

    Family  Ancestors Married: 33 James Willard Cummings,   b. 10 Mar 1819, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1883, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Married  14 Dec 1851  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID  829D5F0B9B0E4E44978CCB41C531E32EFA90 
    _UID  B5575170E6C4AE47A376838E91076DEF8A52 
    Children 
     1. Delos Topham Cummings,   b. 15 Feb 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1921, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Marlow Livesy Cummings,   b. 5 May 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Arthur Franklin Cummings,   b. 9 Aug 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1922, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Clarence Alonzo Topham Cummings,   b. 27 Jan 1863, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1941, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Jun 2012 
    Family ID  F46  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Hannah Topham (1825-1885)
    Hannah Topham (1825-1885)

    Documents

    » Slide Show
    The Express Gazette Vol 1 Page 96
    The Express Gazette Vol 1 Page 96
    This article gives some dates and historical details for Eliza, but it mostly here to document that Eliza and Hannah Topham's father's name is Thomas Topham.
    Hannah Topham (1825-1885) Grave Site
    Hannah Topham (1825-1885) Grave Site
    Hannah Topham 1825-1885 - Birth Record
    Hannah Topham 1825-1885 - Birth Record

    Headstones
    Hannah Topham (1825-1885) Headstone
    Hannah Topham (1825-1885) Headstone
    This headstone is worn smooth. One concern I had was if this was her stone or that of her son. If you do a rubbing of the top it comes out clearly "MOTHER". Thus it is definitely hers. James Willard Cummings is West of her at her feet, next to the big headstone.
    Hannah Topham (1825-1885) Headstone - Wide View
    Hannah Topham (1825-1885) Headstone - Wide View
    This photo is just to show context as it is quite difficult to find. This shot is taken facing slightly North of East.

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] 1880 United States Census (Reliability: 3).
      Name Hannah Cummings
      Residence Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Birthdate 1825
      Birthplace England
      Relationship to Head Wife
      Spouse's Name Jas. W. Cummings
      Spouse's Birthplace Maine, United States
      Father's Name
      Father's Birthplace England
      Mother's Name
      Mother's Birthplace England
      Race or Color (Expanded) White
      Ethnicity (Standardized) American
      Gender Female
      Martial Status Married
      Age (Expanded) 55 years
      Occupation Keeping House
      NARA Film Number T9-1337
      Page 94
      Page Character B
      Entry Number 3275
      Film number 1255337
      Household Gender Age
      Spouse Jas. W. Cummings M 62
      Hannah Cummings F 55
      Child Delos T. Cummings M 27
      Child Merlo L. Cummings M 25
      Child Arthur F. Cummings M 23
      Child Clarena A. Cummings M 16
      Annett F. Cummings F 52
      Child Annebell Cummings F 22
      Child Heber L. Cummings M 21
      Child Ernest M. Cummings M 17
      Child Charles M. Cummings M 11
      Child Merriam C. Cummings F 21
      Mary Cummings F 10
      Elizabeth Cummings F 58

    2. [S39] Journal of Jonathan Grimshaw, Jonathan Grimshaw, (http://www.grimshaworigin.org/WebPages/JonaEliza.htm) (Reliability: 2).
      ...
      Sunday 23 Feb 1851

      Lattitude 17-45, longitude 56-50. Heat in the sun 110 degrees and in the shade 84 degrees. Bro. Kirk preached in the morning or rather gave us a lecture on the history of the bible showing the corrupted channel through which it had descended to us and the various trans1ations it had passed through in order rather to suit the tastes of the rulers of the age than to preserve it in its purity. Sacrament in the afternoon and preaching in the evening by Rev. Cummings on predestination. My sister-in-law, Hannah Topham, whom we had brought with us is rather poorly today, but the rest of my family pretty well, the heat is vary oppressive and we are nearly becalmed.

      ...

      Sunday 13 April, 1851

      Our stay at St. Louis was prolonged until this day, and the time was pretty well spent in purchasing provisions for the journey across the plains. I also bought a wagon for $56.00 St. Louis is a very large and flourishing city. It is astonishing how so large a city should spring up in the course of but 20 years. It is however to be severely chastised by the judgements of a Righteous God on account of its exceeding wickedness and contempt of the Saints of the most High. During our stay, I and my wife went one evening went to Baxter's theatre to see Miss Cushman perform the part of Meg Merridee in Guy Mannering. We were much pleased with her acting. This morning we started on Sacramento steamer for Council Bluffs on our route to the Valley. Thank our gracious heavenly parent we were all in good health and strength. I ought to have mentioned previously that my wife's sister Hannah Topham, owing to some differences which arose on board the ship Ellen, left the Company of my family. I consider she was much to blame after putting me to the expense of her passage, however I am content to let things work round and we may hereafter see good oven in this circumstance.

    3. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: CUMMINGS, HANNAH T.

      Birth: 1/6/1825
      Death: 8/15/1885
      Burial: 8/15/1885
      Place of Birth: LEEDS,ENGLAND
      Place of Death: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Salt Lake City Cemetery , A_4_2_5E

    4. [S20] Utah Deaths and Burials, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 2).
      Name Hannah T. Cummings
      Gender Female
      Burial Date
      Burial Place
      Death Date 15 Aug 1885
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Age
      Birth Date 06 Jan 1825
      Birthplace Leeds, York, England
      Occupation
      Race
      Marital Status Married
      Spouse's Name James W. Cummings
      Father's Name
      Father's Birthplace
      Mother's Name
      Mother's Birthplace
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number B54933-9
      System Origin Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number 26553
      Reference Number p320 #12767

    5. [S39] Journal of Jonathan Grimshaw, Jonathan Grimshaw, (http://www.grimshaworigin.org/WebPages/JonaEliza.htm) (Reliability: 3).
      Hannah Topham, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Topham born at Leeds Yorkshire England Jan 6, 1825. Baptized at nottingham by Elder w. Clayton May 16, 1849, and confirmed by Elder Samuel Lees May 21, 1849, died Aug 15, 1885 at Salt Lake City.

    6. [S306] England, Births and Christenings (Reliability: 2).
      Name Hannah Topham
      Gender Female
      Baptism/Christening Date 13 Jun 1831
      Baptism/Christening Place SAINT PETER,LEEDS,YORK,ENGLAND
      Birth Date
      Birthplace
      Death Date
      Name Note
      Race
      Father's Name Thomas Topham
      Father's Birthplace
      Father's Age
      Mother's Name Eliza
      Mother's Birthplace
      Mother's Age
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number C07193-4
      System Origin England-ODM
      Source Film Number 918389
      Reference Number

    7. [S37] Mormon Migration, http://lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/index.php, http://lib.byu.edu/mormonmigration/person.php?id=58998 (Reliability: 3).
      Hannah Topham
      Born:
      1826
      Origin:
      Nottingham
      Occupation:
      Unknown
      Voyage:
      Liverpool to New Orleans
      8 Jan 1851 – 14 Mar 1851
      Voyage Accounts:
      Accounts for this voyage
      Ship:
      Ellen
      Notes
      BMR, p. 98

    8. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database.
      Burial Information: CUMMINGS, HANNAH T.

      Birth: 1/6/1825
      Death: 8/15/1885
      Burial: 8/15/1885
      Place of Birth: LEEDS,ENGLAND
      Place of Death: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
      Cause of Death:
      Grave Location: Salt Lake City Cemetery , A_4_2_5E
      Citation for grave location only

    9. [S195] West Yorkshire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Thomas Topham
      Marriage or Bann Date: 16 Jul 1815
      Parish: Bradford, St Peter (Bradford Cathedral)
      Spouse's Name: Eliza Livesey

    10. [S19] Utah Death Certificate Index, (beta.familysearch.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Name Marlow Livesey Sr. Cummings
      Titles & Terms
      Death Date 12 May 1934
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Birthdate
      Estimated Birth Year 1855
      Birthplace
      Death Age 79 years 7 days
      Gender Male
      Marital Status Married
      Race or Color
      Spouse's Name Cristena Decker
      Father's Name James W. Cummings
      Father's Titles & Terms
      Mother's Name Hannah Topham
      Mother's Titles & Terms
      Film Number 2259935
      Digital GS Number 4120497
      Image Number 880
      Certificate Number 788

    11. [S20] Utah Deaths and Burials, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 3).
      Name Deloss Tophan Cummings
      Gender Male
      Burial Date 10 Mar 1921
      Burial Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Death Date 08 Mar 1921
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Age 68
      Birth Date 15 Feb 1853
      Birthplace Salt Lake City, Utah
      Occupation None
      Race White
      Marital Status Single
      Spouse's Name
      Father's Name James W. Cummings
      Father's Birthplace Maine
      Mother's Name Hannah Tophan
      Mother's Birthplace Yorkshire, England
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number B54939-3
      System Origin Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number 26560
      Reference Number Bk R cn 370

    12. [S20] Utah Deaths and Burials, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 3).
      Name Hannah T. Cummings
      Gender Female
      Burial Date
      Burial Place
      Death Date 15 Aug 1885
      Death Place Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Age
      Birth Date 06 Jan 1825
      Birthplace Leeds, York, England
      Occupation
      Race
      Marital Status Married
      Spouse's Name James W. Cummings
      Father's Name
      Father's Birthplace
      Mother's Name
      Mother's Birthplace
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number B54933-9
      System Origin Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number 26553
      Reference Number p320 #12767