John Derby  Mecham

John Derby Mecham (1850 - 1932)

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John Derby Mecham
Born in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USAmap
Husband of — married in Vernal, Uintah, Utahmap
[children unknown]
Died in Altonah, Duchesne, Utah, USAmap
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Name: John Derby /Mecham/[1]


Date: 30 Apr 1850
Place: Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA[2]


Date: 15 Jan 1932
Place: Altonah, Duchesne, Utah, USA[3]


Date: 18 Jan 1932
Place: City Cemetery, Altonah, Duchesne, Utah


Pioneer: Entered Salt Lake Valley as part of the Appleton M. Harmon Company
Date: 16 Oct 1853[4]


Date: 2 Oct 1860
Place: Alpine, Utah, Utah Territory[5]
Date: 2 Jun 1880
Place: Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah[6]
Date: 20 Jun 1900
Place: Vernal, Uintah, Utah[7]


Husband: Moses Worthen Mecham
Wife: Elvira Derby
Child: Leonidas Clinton Mecham
Child: Sarah Mecham
Child: Samuel Mecham
Child: Mormon Mecham
Child: Polly Mecham
Child: Emily Mecham
Child: Americas Mecham
Child: America Mecham
Child: Martha Mecham
Child: Lucina Mecham
Child: Elvira Jane Mecham
Child: Moses Moroni Mecham
Child: William Wallace Mecham
Child: Celestia Ann Mecham
Child: John Derby Mecham
Child: Donna Maria Mecham
Child: Marquis Lafayette Mecham
Date: 8 Nov 1827
Place: Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania


  • WikiTree profile Mecham-58 created through the import of The Sammons Family Tree.ged on Jun 9, 2011 by Steve Sammons. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Steve and others.
  • WikiTree profile Mecham-222 created through the import of 6 Ancestor Gens, 1 Descendant Gen.ged on Feb 6, 2012 by Derek Maude. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Derek and others.
  • Source: S2852711167 Repository: #R2852704208 Title: Public Member Trees Author: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
  • Repository: R2852704208 Name: Address: Note:
  • Source: S109
    Title: Census: United States: 1880
    Publication: Images Online at
  • Source: S111
    Title: Census: United States: 1900
    Publication: Images Online at
  • Source: S112
    Title: Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude
    Publication: 1998, International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers
    Page: Pages 1966-7
  • Source: S126
    Title: Census: United States: 1860
    Publication: Images Online at
  • Source: S129 Repository: #REPO12
    Title: Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847-1868
    Publication: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (online)
  • Repository: REPO12 Name:
  • Source: S147
    Title: Early LDS Membership
    Author: Black, Susan Easton
  • Source: S148
    Title: I Walked To Zion: True Stories of Young Pioneers on the Mormon Trail
    Author: Madsen, Susan Arrington
    Publication: Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Company, 1994
    Text: Page 117--
    Born: March 11, 1841, Lee County, Iowa
    Parents: Moses Worthen and Elvira Derby Mecham
    1853: John Brown Company
    Age at time of journey: 12
    Page 120--
    Lucina Mecham married William Jasper Boren July 3, 1859, in Provo, Utah. They became the parents of thirteen children, living in Wallsburg, Utah County, Utah. Lucina became a midwife and delivered over five hundred babies. At the age of fifty, she took music lessons and became the ward organist. She also ran a small mercantile store and worked in the Manti Temple. She died June 21, 1925, at the age of eighty-four.
    SOURCE: "Journal of Lucina Mecham Boren." In "Treasures of Pioneer History," 6:301-48.
    Page: Pages 117-120
  • Source: S54
    Title: FamilySearch Internet Family Tree
    Publication: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  1. Source: #S2852711167 Note: Information extracted from various family tree data submitted to Ancestry and The Generations Network Data: Text:
  2. Source: #S2852711167 Note: Information extracted from various family tree data submitted to Ancestry and The Generations Network Data: Text:
  3. Source: #S2852711167 Note: Information extracted from various family tree data submitted to Ancestry and The Generations Network Data: Text:
  4. Source: #S129
  5. Source: #S126
    Page: Utah Territory, Utah, Alpine, Image 4, Entry 27
    Text: Page 810
    Schedule 1.--Free Inhabitants in Alpine City
    in the County of Utah
    State of Utah
    enumerated by me, on the 2nd day of Octr 1860. /s/ Jesse Bishop, Ass't Marshal.
    Post Office Alpine.
    Entry: 27
    Dwelling-house--numbered in the order of visitation: <3658>
    Families numbered in the order of visitation: <2859>
    The name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1860, was in this family: John <Meacam>
    Age: 10
    Sex: M
    Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each person, male and female, over 15 years of age:
    Value of Estate Owned.
    Value of Real Estate:
    Value of Personal Estate:
    Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country: <Iowa>
    Married within the year:
    Attended school within the year:
    Persons over 20 yr's of age who cannot read & write:
    Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict:
    Date: 2 Oct 1860
  6. Source: #S109
    Page: Utah, Wasatch, Wallsburg, District 92, Image 4, Entry 13
    Text: Page No. 4
    Supervisor's Dist. No.
    Enumeration Dist. No. 92
    Note A.-The Census Year begins June 1, 1879, and ends May 31, 1880.
    Note B.-All persons will be included in the Enumeration who were living on the 1st day of June, 1880. No others will. Children BORN SINCE June 1, 1880, will be OMITTED. Members of Families who have DIED SINCE June 1, 1880, will be INCLUDED.
    Note C.-Questions Nos. 13, 14, 22 and 23 are not to be asked in respect to persons under 10 years of age.
    Schedule 1. - Inhabitants in Wallsburgh, Wallsburgh Precinct, in the County of Wasatch, State of Utah Ter. enumerated by me on the 2nd & 3rd day of June, 1880.
    /s/ RC Camp, Enumerator.
    Entry 13
    In Cities
    Name of Street:
    House Number:
    1 Dwelling houses numbered in order of visitation: <31>
    2 Families numbered in order of visitation: <31>
    3 The Name of each Person whose place of abode, on 1st day of June, 1880, was in this family: Mecham John D
    4 Color--White, W.; Black, B.; Mulatto, Mu.; Chinese, C.; Indian, I.: W
    5 Sex--Male, M.; Female, F.: M
    6 Age at last birthday prior to June 1, 1880. If under 1 year, give months in fractions, thus: 1/12.: 29
    7 If born within the Census year, give the month:
    8 Relationship of each person to the head of this family--whether wife, son, daughter, servant, boarder, or other: Brother
    Civil Condition.
    9 Single: /
    10 Married:
    11 Widowed; Divorced, D.:
    12 Married during Census year:
    13 Profession, Occupation or Trade of each person, male or female: Logger at Saw Mill
    14 Number of months this person has been unemployed during the Census year: 1
    15 Is the person [on the day of the Enumerator's visit] sick or temporarily disabled, so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties? If so, what is the sickness or disability? cut foot
    16 Blind:
    17 Deaf and Dumb:
    18 Idiot:
    19 Insane:
    20 Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden, or otherwise disabled: /
    21 Attended school within the Census year:
    22 Cannot read:
    23 Cannot write:
    24 Place of Birth of this person, naming State or Territory of United States, or the Country, if of foreign birth: Iowa
    25 Place of Birth of the Father of this person, naming the State or Territory of United States, or the Country, if of foreign birth: NH.
    26 Place of Birth of the Mother of this person, naming the State or Territory of United States, or the Country, if of foreign birth: NH.
    Note D.-In making entries in columns 9, 10, 11, 12, 16 to 23, an affirmative mark only will be used-thus /., except in the case of divorced persons, columns 11, when the letter "D" is to be used.
    Note E.-Question No. 12 will only be asked in cases where an affirmative answer has been given either to question 10 or to question 11.
    Note F.-Question No. 14 will only be asked in cases when a gainful occupation has been reported in column 13.
    Note G.-In column 7 an abbreviation in the name of the month may be used, as Jan., Apr., Dec.
    Date: 2 Jun 1880
  7. Source: #S111
    Page: Utah, Uintah, Vernal, District 152, Image 30, Entry 72
    Text: Twelfth Census of the United States
    Schedule No. 1. - Population
    State: Utah
    County: Uintah
    Supervisor's District No. 273
    Enumeration District No. 152
    Sheet No. 15B
    Township or other division of county: Vernal Precinct
    Name of Institution, ________
    Name of incorporated city, town, or village, within the above-named division, _________
    Ward of city, _____________
    Enumerated by me on the 20th day of June, 1900, /s/ Nelson G. Sowards, Enumerator.
    Entry 72
    In Cities
    House Number:
    Number of dwelling, houses in the order of visitation: 278
    Number of family, in the order of visitation: 284
    NAME: Mecham John D
    RELATION.: Head
    Color or race: W
    Sex: M
    Month: Apr.
    Year: 1860
    Age at last birthday: 40
    Whether single, married, widowed, or divorced: M
    Number of years married: 18
    Mother of how many children:
    Number of these children living:
    Place of birth of this Person: Missouri
    Place of birth of Father of this person: Pennsylvania
    Place of birth of Mother of this person: Pennsylvania
    Year of immigration to the United States:
    Number of years in the United States:
    OCCUPATION, TRADE, OR PROFESSION of each person ten years of age and over.
    Occupation: Stock herder
    Months not employed:
    Attended school (in months):
    Can read: yes
    Can write: yes
    Can speak English: yes
    Owned or rented: R
    Owned free or mortgaged:
    Farm or house: H
    Number of farm schedule:
    Date: 20 Jun 1900

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