James TS Allred was born 28 March 1825 in Farmington, Bedford County, Tennessee, United States to James Allred (1784-1876) and Elizabeth Warren (1786-1879) and died 29 March 1905 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866) 23 November 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. He married Margaret Manwaring (1821-1888) 12 April 1856 in Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah. He married Fannie Shantaquint (1842-1866) 13 December 1862 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Perlina Jane Allred (1833-1910) 29 November 1875 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.


  • Soldier of The Mormon Battalion
  • Mormon Missionary to Paiute Indians at Las Vegas Nevada
  • Captain in the Utah Territorial Militia

Married four times Eliza Manwaring - who accompanied him with their oldest child on Mormon Battalion Trek - several children Margaret Manwaring - several children

Fannie Shantaquint - indian squaw that James married - bore him one child Perlina Jane - no children


Early in 1811 his parents moved again to Bedford County, Tennessee, where James Tillman Sanford the subject of this narrative was born on March 26, 1825. James Tillman with the rest of his father's family lived in Bedford County for sixteen years, during which time five additional brothers and four more sisters were born into his father's family. In the year 1830 he moved with his father's family as a boy of five, to Ralls County, Missouri, which county was later divided and the family found themselves in Monroe County, Missouri where Andrew Jackson, their fourteenth child was born.

Salt River Branch

Through the teachings of George M. Hinkle and others, James Tillman's father and a number of the members of his father's family joined the Church on September 10th, 1832. The branch where they were living was known as the Salt River Branch. James Tillman's father was a captain in Zion's Camp (1834), a group that traveled with the Prophet Joseph Smith, his brother Isaac, his son Martin in June of 1834 to redeem Zion.

Mormon Battalion Veteran


Participant in the march of The Mormon Battalion. This unit of the US Army served in the Mexican-American War and was the only religiously based infantry unit ever created by Presidential order. It consisted of nearly 500 men recruited exclusively from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormons). They undertook the longest infantry march in U.S. military history (as of 1847) and in the process marked out and creating the first continuous wagon road to California which linked the future states of New Mexico, Arizona, and California to the United States. Most members served an initial 12 month term (Jul 1846- Jul 1847) with some members re-enlisting for an additional 12 months afterwards.

From 1846-1847, James T.S. Allred served with several cousins in Co A of The Mormon Battalion.

Several family members served with him in the Mormon Battalion:

James Tillman and Eliza on the morning of July 21st, started with the others on their long trek, not knowing whether they would ever see the faces of their loved ones again in this life. James Tillman Sanford was enrolled in Company A where he was enlisted with his two cousins, Redick Newton and James Riley, both of whom were sons of his father's brother Isaac. He also had as a traveling companion, Reuben Warren Allred who was the son of his older brother Martin Carrell. After traveling on the east side of the Missouri River through Iowa and Missouri territory, the Battalion crossed the Missouri River at a point directly opposite Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. They arrived at Fort Leavenworth on August 1st. At Leavenworth they drew their firearms, camp equipment and pay which consisted of $42. Most of the money was sent back by Elder Parley P. Pratt and others for the support of their families, and for the gathering of the poor from Nauvoo.

On August 12th and 13th, three companies took up their march to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The other two companies followed on the 14th. On the 23rd, Captain Allen died, having earned the love and respect of all. Lieutenant Andrew J. Smith assumed command, much to the dissatisfaction of the men, as they felt that Jefferson Hunt, their own senior officer, was to take over in the event of Allen's death. On September 16th, at the last crossing of the Arkansas River, Captain Higgins, with a guard of ten men, was detailed to take a number of the families that accompanied the Battalion, to Pueblo, a Mexican town located further up the Arkansas River. There the families were to spend the winter, it being felt that because of lack of provisions and the strenuousness of the march, many would never reach California and the men would also run out of food because of the slowness of their progress. The detachment arrived at Pueblo on September 16th without incident, although they suffered greatly because of the shortness of their rations.

Tillman and Eliza continued on with the main body of the Battalion to Santa Fe. After being reduced to two thirds rations and suffering great hardships because of the lack of water, many became sick before they arrived at Santa Fe. Immediately upon arriving at Santa Fe Lieutenant Colonel Phillip St. George Cooke took command of the Battalion pursuant to orders from S.W. Kearney who was the Commander of the Army of the West and who had passed through Santa Fe a few weeks previous on his way to California. Colonel Cooke immediately dispatched all of the remaining women and children, except the wives of four of the officers, together with all of the sick and infirm men, to Pueblo under the leadership of Captain Brown. They were to winter at Pueblo and journey on to California the next spring. Tillman Sanford and his wife Eliza and his nephew, Reuben Warren, and Reuben's wife, Elzadie Emeline Ford, were among those invalided by order of the doctor and sent with Captain Brown and 82 others to Pueblo directly from Santa Fe (Oct 18- Nov 17, 1846).

1852 Allred Settelment (Spring City)

Spring City meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, February 2009

After the establishment in 1849 of Sanpete County, Utah's first town, Manti, Mormon colonists under James Allred (1825-1905) founded the Allred Settlement of Springtown along Canal Creek in early 1852. Sanpete's second oldest settlement was quickly bolstered by the addition of about forty Danish families, giving it yet another name, Little Denmark.

The original settlers in 1852 were under the leadership of James Allred and most of them were his family members. When an LDS ward was organized there in 1853, Rueben Warren Allred (1827-1916) was appointed the first bishop. The settlement was abandoned in the summer of 1853 because of ongoing conflict with the indigenous people of the area, the Ute people, including San Pitch Utes, from which Sanpete County derives its name.

At the General Conference in October, 1851, President Brigham Young (1801-1877) called Reuben Allred and others to go to Sanpete County to establish settlements. On October 9, 1851, Reuben was ordained a High Priest and set apart as Bishop under the hands of Brigham Young. The trip of these Saints to Sanpete was a hard and dangerous one. They settled on the east side of the Sanpete Valley just eighteen miles northeast of the present site of Manti, on the 22nd day of March, 1853. This place was known as the "Allred Settlement." Later, it was called Springtown because of the number of cold water springs within the town's limit. Here at Springtown they proceeded to build a fort for the protection against the Indians. It was to the Allred Settlement that James Tillman Sanford and his wife and family and James Tillman's father and mother moved to in response to President Young's call.

1855 Mission

James Allred is a member of a small band of missionaries that returned in late 1855 from California to Salt Lake City.

1856 Indian Missionary

Las Vegas Mission Fort (1856) still stands today

Las Vegas Indian Mission was one of the earliest European settlements in the Las Vegas Valley. It was established by missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons. In May 1855, at the direction of then Church President Brigham Young (1801-1877), thirty-two missionaries were sent to evangelize among Native Americans and establish a mission outpost in the Las Vegas Valley. The mission was abandoned in December 1857 due to growing socio-political issues.

At the spring conference of 1856, James Tillman Sanford was called to go on a mission to the Piute Indians, as church leader Brigham Young (1801-1877) knew he was a good Indian interpreter. It was while laboring as a missionary at Las Vegas that Edward Francis was born on September 5, 1856. At the conclusion of his mission James returned to Ephraim where William Hackley, Nancy Cluny, and Brigham Young were born. The family lived in Ephraim from 1858 to 1862. Later they moved to Circleville where Margaret Bridget was born on the 20th of April, 1866. Six years later on April 12, her mother Eliza Bridget died in Circleville, Utah. Her dying request was that her youngest daughter be raised by her eldest daughter Eliza Marie Munson who had also given birth to a daughter, Eliza Bridget Munson on June 5, 1866.

James Tillman Sanford married an Indian woman by the name of Fanny while the family was living in Ephraim, Utah. From this marriage, a girl, Barbara was born on February 14, 1860. Barbara passed away at the age of 42. James Tillman Sanford married Margaret Mainwaring a sister to Eliza. To this union was born two sons and four daughters. James Tillman Sanford also married Pauline .

1867 Territorial Militia Captain


Company of Utah Territorial Militia organized in from residents of Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah in 1867 to "suppress indian hostilities". Led by James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905). James was the Captain and his son Nephi was listed along with many other family members from Springtown.

  • See military records of James TS Allred or his son Nephi Allred to see the full muster roll.


1st Marriage: Eliza Manwaring

Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)

  1. Fent Allred (1846-1846) - Born and died in Kansas on the early portion of the Mormon Battalion march.
  2. Eliza Maria Allred (1848-1939) = married Danish immigrant James Willard Munson (1843-1928)
  3. Nephi Allred (1849-1904) = adopted child
  4. Ellen Aurelia Allred (1850-1929)
  5. Elizabeth Diantha Allred (1852-1942)
  6. James Tillman Sanford Allred (1854-1902)
  7. Edwards Francis Allred (1856-1942)
  8. William Hackly Allred (1858-1922)
  9. Margaret B Allred (1860-)
  10. Nancy Cluny Allred (1861-1861)
  11. Brigham Young Allred (1862-1949)
  12. Margaret Bridget Allred (1866-1934)

2nd Marriage: Margaret Manwaring

Margaret Manwaring (1821-1888)

3rd Marriage: Fannie Shantaquint

Fannie Shantaquint (1842-1866)

4th Marriage: Perlina Allred

Perlina Jane Allred (1833-1910)


Offspring of James TS Allred and Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Fent Allred (1846-1846) 8 September 1846 Kansas 8 September 1846 Kansas
Eliza Maria Allred (1848-1939) 28 February 1848 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 15 April 1939 McGill, White Pine County, Nevada, United States James Willard Munson (1843-1928)
Nephi Allred (1849-1904) 28 December 1849 Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah 1904 Wayne County, Utah
Ellen Aurelia Allred (1850-1929) 13 January 1850 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah 28 August 1929 Sanpete County, Utah Mads Rasmus Nielsen (1842-1899)
Elizabeth Diantha Allred (1852-1942) 25 March 1852 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah 24 September 1942 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah Samuel Allred (1851-1932)
James Tillman Sanford Allred (1854-1902) 25 February 1854 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah 11 August 1902 Mountain View, Cardston County, Alberta Boleta Christena Anderson (1854-1948)
Edwards Francis Allred (1856-1942) 5 September 1856 Las Vegas, New Mexico 11 July 1942 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah Sally Ann Billington (1860-1882)
Elizabeth D Overlade (1861-1935)
William Hackly Allred (1858-1922) 4 November 1858 Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah 15 February 1922 Hayden, Uintah County, Utah Sarah Elizabeth Miles (1869-1961)
Margaret B Allred (1860-)
Nancy Cluny Allred (1861-1861)
Brigham Young Allred (1862-1949) 24 September 1862 Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah 24 September 1949 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah Karen Christine Nielsen (1865-1929)
Margaret Bridget Allred (1866-1934) 20 April 1866 Circleville, Piute County, Utah 4 August 1934 Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah Hans Peter Nielsen (1862-1899)
Joseph Willard Griffiths (1849-1930)

Offspring of James TS Allred and Margaret Manwaring (1821-1888)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sarah Ann Allred (1857-1881)
John Richard Allred (1858-1858)
Malinda Jane Allred (1861-1945) 9 February 1861 Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah 22 January 1945 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Brigham Griffiths (1859-1937)
Lovina Smith Allred (1863-1948)
Heber Kimble Allred (1863-1948)

Offspring of James TS Allred and Fannie Shantaquint (1842-1866)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Barbara Allred (1860-1902) 14 February 1860 Ephraim, Sevier County, Utah, United States 28 November 1902 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Wilson Monroe Allred (1828-1910)
Jacob Allred
Hannah Allred (1866-1866)


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)

Vital Records

Sanpete Gravesite

Gravesite of James T.S. Allred

1850 US Federal Census

James and his young family living in San Pete County, Utah. Notice that son Nephi (born in 1849) is missing from this census and presumed dead. There area also two older siblings from Illinois living with the family. James and Eliza's children are the two born in "Deseret" the early name of Utah Territory.

This census also shows living adjacent to several prominent Mormon Pioneers of San Pete Co - Isaac Morley, James Richey (1821-1890), Charles Shumway

  • James T L Allred - m/26 - b:TN - ocp: Farmer - 200 Acres
  • Eliza B Allred - f/29 - b:Eng
  • Eliza M Allred - f/3 - b:Deseret
  • Laman S Allred - m/10 - b:IL
  • Fanny D Allred - f/8 - b:IL
  • Ellen A Allred - f/1 - b:Deseret

1880 US Federal Census

Taken at Spring City, Sanpete Co, Utah - (I have no idea what his occupation means, but it is listed for James and the three boys.) He is living with three wives.

  • James F S Allred - m/55 - b:TN - ocp: Works in Canon
  • Margaret Allred - f/59 - b:Eng - wife
  • Edward F Allred - m/23 - b:AZ - son
  • William H Allred - m/21 -b:UT - son
  • Lavinia S Allred - f/17 - b:UT - daughter
  • Heber H Allred - m/12 - b:UT - son
  • Alina J Allred - f/46 - b:MO - wife
  • Jens Christensen - m/15 - b:Denmark - other
  • Brigham Y Allred - m/18 - b:UT - son

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