• 1861 Dixie Mission Pioneer


Martha Truman was born 2 May 1850 in Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States to Jacob Mica Truman (1825-1881) and Elizabeth Boyes (1831-1919) and died 26 February 1892 Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Nathaniel Ashby (1835-1882) 1 August 1870 . She married John Powell (1822-1902) 20 March 1885 .

St. George Pioneers of 1861-62

This person was is listed on the Encampment Mall Memorial - a list of over 300 LDS Pioneer Families that helped to settle St. George, Utah in 1861. They were part of the "Dixie Cotton Mission" called by President Brigham Young to raise cotton and other southern crops in the warmer climate of Washington County, Utah.


Offspring of Nathaniel Ashby (1835-1882) and Martha Truman
Name Birth Death Joined with
Richard Truman Ashby (1872-1920)
Jacob Henry Ashby (1874-1881)
Elizabeth Ann Ashby (1876-1956)
Alice May Ashby (1877-1881)
Emma Luella Ashby (1879-1881)
Rodney Carlos Ashby (1880-1904) 12 December 1880 St. George, Utah, United States 1 November 1904 Fillmore, Utah, United States Jennie Warner (1881-1974)

Offspring of John Powell (1822-1902) and Martha Truman
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Franklin Powell (1886-1887)
Jesse Truman Powell (1888-1972)
Nathaniel Ashby Powell (1891-1896)


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