Biography []

Isaac Allred was born 28 June 1813 in Bedford County, Tennessee, United States to James Allred (1784-1876) and Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879) and died 12 May 1859 Mt Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, United States of murder. He married Julia Ann Taylor (1816-1898) 11 October 1832 in Monroe County, Missouri. He married Mary Henderson (1823-1910) 1845 in Illinois. He married Emma Dewey (1828-1909) 7 October 1856 in Utah.

Religious Awakening (LDS)[]

Early missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1830 edition of the Book of Mormon.

The 1830's saw a great Protestant religious revival sweep across the United States that was called the "Second Great Awakening" and was characterized by much emotional preaching, spiritual and social reform movements and a surge in membership growth for a great many Christian denominations.

This period also saw the rise of a new Church of Christ that was organized in early 1830 by its young prophet-leader, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), and after 1838 was formally named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This church group was frequently called the "Mormon Church" or "Latter-day Saints" (LDS) for its belief in a new set of holy scriptures called "The Book of Mormon". For better or worse, this new religion generated a lot of attention in this region.

Missionaries of this church taught that it was not a reform movement or protest movement but a "restoration" of the original church with completeness of the full of doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ including the ministering of angels, the restored priesthood, lost scripture, revelations, prophecy, living apostles, the gifts of the spirit and much more. This message had profound impact on many who subsequently left all to follow the Prophet and the Church. In many cases their faith was so strong as to push these early converts to endure many difficult hardships and sacrifices and to eventually journey over a thousand miles westward to settle in the Great Salt Lake Valley. (See also New Religion (LDS 1830).)[1][2]

Isaac Allred was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sept. 10, 1832, by Geo. M. Hinkle.

Zions Camp Participant[]

This Judith Mehr rendition depicts struggles endured by members of Zion's Camp, an expeditionary force to help Church members in Jackson County redeem their brethren.

One of the most interesting episodes in the early history of LDS Church was the march of Zion's Camp (1834). The members of the Church in Missouri were being persecuted, and the Prophet Joseph made it a matter of prayer and received a revelation on February 24, 1834. The Lord instructed the Prophet to assemble at least one hundred young and middle-aged men and to go to the land of Zion, or Missouri. (See D&C 130:19–34.)

Zion’s Camp, a group of approximately one hundred and fifty men, gathered at Kirtland, Ohio, in the spring of 1834 and marched to Jackson County, Missouri. By the time they reached Missouri, the camp had increased to approximately two hundred men.[3]

Allred Relatives that joined Zions Camp on June 8, 1834:

  1. James Allred (1784-1876) - homeowner at Salt River.
  2. Isaac Allred (1813-1859) - son of James
  3. Martin C Allred (1806-1840) - son of James
  4. Andrew Hiram Whitlock (1805-1865) - married to James daughter,
  5. Robert McCord (1811-1834) - living at Salt River, he died of Cholera on Zions Camp March. His sister later married the widower of James daughter, Sarah Allred (1811-1834).

In 1834 he marched to Missouri as a member of Zion's Camp and afterwards located in Nauvoo, Ill. After working on the Nauvoo Temple he received his endowments in the same after its completion.

Church Service[]


Until his death, he entertained friends, family and saints with his fiddle music--in Nauvoo, on the plains, in Salt Lake City and in Sanpete County--and his 1724 instrument remains intact and playable.

He worked for the Church, traveled as a preacher of the Gospel and participated in the general exodus of the saints from Nauvoo in February 1846. He spent a short time in the camp on Sugar Creek, Iowa, and later crossed the prairies of Iowa to the Missouri river. In 1851 he captained a company of saints to Utah and settled at Kaysville, Davis county, Utah. He filled a mission to Great Britain in 1851-1855, and through his labor in the States and in England many converts were brought into the Church.

Isaac's Murder[]

1st Version[]

After his return from this mission to Europe in October 1855, he moved to Ogden, where he resided until the the move in 1858 to Sanpete county, where his parents and some siblings resided. There he remained for a year, when he was killed by his cousin and Mormon Battalion veteran Thomas Celton Ivie (1820-1865), who assailed him over a trivial matter and beat him with a burning stick from the camp fire May 11, 1859. He died the next day. The difficulty arose over some sheep which Isaac had in charge and which belonged to Thos. Ivie. His murderer was tried and condemned to death, but he managed to escape and went east. Brigham Young (1801-1877) prophesied that Thos. Ivie would apostatize from the Church and that buzzards would pick his bones. This prediction was literally fulfilled, as the remains of Ivie were subsequently found in a cornfield nearly devoured by buzzards.

The Ivie and Allred Families were close acquaintances and intermarried since the early 1800s in Banks County, Georgia.

2nd Version[]

After spending quite a few hours research the killing of Isaac Allred by his cousin Thomas Celton Ivie, I have different conclusions than that published by other researchers. Someday I would like to have time to spend in the actual court record to see who said what. Please read the following, and if you have no hard belief in some other direction, please add it to Isaac's Find A Grave entry.

"FIGHT: Thomas Celton Ivie admitted in court to killing Isaac Allred on 11 May 1859, in a fight on Pleasant Creek. He claimed he had not intended this. (The two men were first cousins via Thomas' mother Sally Allred Ivie, and Isaac's father James Allred.)

• Apparently the two men had an argument over some sheep Thomas owned, which Isaac had in his possession, and refused to turn over. The argument took place at Pleasant Creek, Sanpete County, and turned physical. One court testimony report states Isaac Allred struck several blows and was strangling Thomas, who then picked up a 'brand from the fire' [a cedar stick], and struck Isaac over the head with it. Apparently the blow was hard enough to inflict a major concussion, as the reports say Isaac lived another eight hours, but never spoke again.

• If this testimony is true then both men were at fault. There was no murder, only a terrible accident."

Marriage and Family[]

Isaac had ten children by his first wife, five by his second wife and two by the third wife. All of these grew up to manhood and womanhood, except one, and all distinguished themselves as faithful Latter-day Saints.


Offspring of Isaac Allred and Julia Ann Taylor (1816-1898)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Alma Allred (1833-1900)
John Allen Allred (1834-1904)
Eliza Maria Allred (1836-1926)
James Martin Allred (1838-1918)
Sidney H Little Allred (1841-1917)
Amanda Jane Allred (1842-1915)
Julia Ann Allred (1845-1933)
Hannah Elizabeth Allred (1848-1900)
Mary Leona Allred (1850-1938)
Isaac M Allred (1857-1858)

Offspring of Isaac Allred and Mary Henderson (1823-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Isaac Allred (1846-1846)
Sanford Allred (1848-1900)
Samuel Allred (1851-1932) 3 June 1851 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States 19 January 1932 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah, United States Elizabeth Diantha Allred (1852-1942) Elizabeth Diantha Allred (1852-1942) Isabella Blain (1860-1934)
Mary Allred (1853-1853)
Orson Allred (1856-1934)
Olive Allred (1859-1926)

Offspring of Isaac Allred and Emma Dewey (1828-1909)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Emma Maria Allred (1857-1934)
William Adelbert Allred (1859-1931)


#g1: Offspring of James Allred (1784-1876) and Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Hackley Allred (1804-1890) 14 April 1804 Franklin, Georgia, United States 1 August 1890 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah, United States Elizabeth Ivie (1807-1870)
Martin Carrel Allred (1806-1840) 8 September 1806 Warren, Knox County, Kentucky 2 May 1840 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois Mary Heskett (1810-1840)
Hannah Caroline Allred (1808-1850) 20 September 1808 Randolph County, North Carolina 23 February 1850 Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Andrew Hiram Whitlock (1805-1865)
Sarah Allred (1811-1834) 13 April 1811 Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee, United States 2 December 1834 Salt River, Monroe County, Missouri, United States John Newton Burton (1809-1839)
Isaac Allred (1813-1859) 28 June 1813 Bedford County, Tennessee, United States 12 May 1859 Mt Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, United States Julia Ann Taylor (1816-1898)
Mary Henderson (1823-1910)
Emma Dewey (1828-1909)
Rueben Warren Allred (1815-1896) 18 November 1815 Bedford County, Tennessee, United States 4 October 1896 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah, United States Lucy Ann Butler (1814-1884)
Virginia Elizabeth Phillips (1841-1900)
Wiley Payne Allred (1818-1912) 31 May 1818 Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee, United States 28 March 1912 Emery, Emery County, Utah, United States Sarah Elizabeth Zabriskie (1814-1851)
Elizabeth Ann Davies (1816-1887)
Johanna H Olsson (1834-1912)
Caroline Andrea Frederiksen (1840-1873)
Nancy Chummy Allred (1820-1842) 10 September 1820 Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee, United States 21 July 1842 Kirklin, Clinton County, Indiana, United States James O Gregg (1817-1878)
Eliza Maria Allred (1822-1842) 28 October 1822 Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee, United States 30 July 1842 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States George Travis Edwards (1814-1906)
James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905) 28 March 1825 Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee, United States 29 March 1905 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah, United States Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)
Margaret Manwaring (1821-1888)
Fannie Shantaquint (1842-1866)
Perlina Jane Allred (1833-1910)
John Franklin Lafayette Allred (1827-1850) 26 June 1827 Bedford, Bedford County, Tennessee 17 July 1850 Council Point, Pottawattamie County, Iowa Marinda Melvina Knapp (1830-1916)
Andrew Jackson Allred (1831-1899) 12 February 1831 Monroe County, Missouri, United States 10 October 1899 Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, United States Chloe Stevens (1838-1872)
Elizabeth Ivie (1856-1888)
Mettina Andreasen (1852-1909)


Per the records of the Emphraim, Utah Cemetery Board, Isaac was buried in the Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery in May 1859; however, the original burial spot is unknown, and various stories exist as to the lack of a headstone. On Friday, June 24, 2011, a commemorative headstone was dedicated by Allred descendants.