William Cazier
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William Cazier (1794 - 1872)

William Cazier
Born in Prince William County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Dec 1815 in Wood County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Husband of — married about 1850 in Utah Territorymap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 78 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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William Cazier was a Latter Day Saint pioneer.



William was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
William Cazier, first patriarch of Juab Stake was born 21 January 1794 in Prince William County, Virginia. William was the Son of James Cazier Jr. and Elizabeth Cahoe. James Cazier Sr. the grandfather of William was born in the year 1730. His wife was Fanny or Fanna. It is not known where they lived before coming to Prince William County Virginia. They may have been forced to flee from New York during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

The family of James Sr. consisted of one son, James Cazier Jr., a daughter Elizabeth married to Joseph Caywood, a daughter Catherine married to Thomas Caywood, and a daughter Thankful. Elizabeth and Joseph Caywood and Catherine left Prince William County, Virginia in the early 1806 and settled in Ohio. James Cazier Sr. was a resident of Prince William County, Virginia from 1784 - 1795. James Cazier Sr. either died in 1794 or moved to another locality. James Cazier Jr. died in 1798. William Cazier was left fatherless at the tender age of 4. His mother, Elizabeth Cahoe Cazier was born in 1775 in Virginia the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cahoe.

William Cazier's mother Elizabeth Cahoe Cazier, married John Dye who was born in New Jersey but was a resident of Prince William County, Virginia, at the time of the death of her husband James Cazier Jr. David Cazier recorded that his grandmother Elizabeth Cahoe Cazier Dye, died in Wood County, Virginia in the year 1820 at the age of 45.

Little is know of the boyhood or youth of William Cazier. He was about 12 years of age when his mother and stepfather moved to Wood County, Virginia. Mattie says: "How we wish we knew more about this period of his life and about his courtship and marriage". In 1816 William Cazier age 22 married Pleasant Drake age 18. The place of marriage is unknown. Pleasant Drake was born 31 March 1796 in Loudoun County, Virginia, a daughter of Thomas Drake and Lydia.

Morris Phelps Company

Departure Date: 09 Jun 1851; Arrival: 1 Oct 1851 in Deseret, Utah Territory. [1]

Spouses & Children

  1. Pleasant Drake
    1. James, 1817-1891
    2. Maranda, 1818-1900
    3. John W, 1821-1890
    4. Benjamin, 1824-1889
    5. Elizabeth, 1829-1896
    6. Samuel, 1831-1910
    7. David Crockett, 1834-1929
    8. Charles Drake, 1837-1915
  2. Margaret Phillis Ewen need date
  3. Sarah Clayton, m 1855 from FAg

U.S. Census


Name: William Cazier
Age: 56
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1794
Birth Place: Prince William County, Virginia
Occupation: Cooper
Father: James Jr. Cazier
Mother: Elizabeth Cahoe
Spouse Name: Margaret
Second Spouse Name: Pleasant Drake
Second Marriage Date: 3 Dec 1815
Second Marriage Place: Wood, Scott, Virginia
Children of Spouse 2: James, Miranda, John, Benjamin, William, Samuel, Elizabeth, David Crocket, Charles Drake, Rosannah


William Cazier 57
Margaret Cazier 46
Samuel Cazier 19
David Cazier 16
Charles Cazier 14
Rosanna Cazier 10
Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA


William Cazier
Juab County, Utah Territory


Wm Cazain 66, farmer, Virginia
Margaret, 55, Pennsylvania
Sarah, 34, England
Abraham Brown, 77, England
Nephi, Juab, Utah Territory


William Cazaier 76, retired, Virginia
Sarah Cazaier 44, keeping house, England
Samuel Cazaier 17, labourer, Utah
Abraham Brown 87, England
Salina Winton 12, at home, Utah
Nephi, Juab, Utah Territory


  1. https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2517340
  • Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. 16:39, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Name: William Cazear
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Pleasant Drake
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 3 Dec 1815
County: Wood
State: Virginia
  • Year: 1860; Census Place: Nephi, Juab, Utah Territory; Page: 792; Family History Library Film: 805314. 18:32, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Iowa, Pottawattamie County, Annotated Record of US Census, 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. 16:32, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 16 March 2020), memorial page for William Cazier (21 Jan 1794–28 Feb 1872), Find A Grave: Memorial #31203530, citing Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA; Maintained by Schott Family (contributor 46932087).


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