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Thomas Atkin 

Thomas Atkin

Male 1804 - 1888

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  • Birth  10 Feb 1804  Legsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  18 Feb 1804  Legsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Dec 1888  Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  19 Dec 1888  Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I655  Adams, J Fred
    Last Modified  26 May 2004 

    Father  John Atkin,   c. 15 Jul 1767, East Barkwith, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1841, Legsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann Ashley,   b. 13 Nov 1764, Humberstone, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1848, Legsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1788  East Barkwith, Lincoln, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F267  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Hannah Morley,   b. 20 Sep 1812, Newark, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1899 
    Family ID  F262  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Morley,   b. 24 Feb 1800, Caunton, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1882, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Feb 1826  St.Mary's Church, Newgate, Newark, Nottingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sealed to Spouse also noted as 4 Jun 1856 in History compiled by Rebecca Atkin Ostler. [1]
    Children 
     1. Eliza Atkin,   b. 15 Jan 1827, Legsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1827, Legsby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Atkin,   b. 3 Jun 1828, Louth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1828, Louth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Emily Atkin,   b. 17 Oct 1830, Louth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1888, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Thomas Atkin,   b. 7 Jul 1833, Louth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1919, Tooele, Tooele, UT Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. George Atkin,   b. 12 Mar 1836, Louth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1899, Tooele, Tooele, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hannah Atkin,   b. 29 Aug 1839, Louth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1840
    Family ID  F299  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    ATKIN, Thomas (1804)
    ATKIN, Thomas (1804)

    Documents
    ATKIN, John (1767) - ASHLEY, Ann (1764)
    ATKIN, John (1767) - ASHLEY, Ann (1764)
    Family Group Sheet
    WARBURTON, Richard (1829) & ATKIN, Emily (1830)
    WARBURTON, Richard (1829) & ATKIN, Emily (1830)
    Family Group Sheet
    WARBURTON, Richard (1829) & ATKIN, Emily (1830)
    WARBURTON, Richard (1829) & ATKIN, Emily (1830)
    Family Group Sheet
    ATKIN, Thomas (1804)
    ATKIN, Thomas (1804)
    His Bible
    ATKIN, Thomas (1804)
    ATKIN, Thomas (1804)
    His Hand Plane

    Histories
    ATKIN, Emily (1830) (Warburton)
    ATKIN, Emily (1830) (Warburton)
    History
    ATKIN, Emily (1830) (Warburton)
    ATKIN, Emily (1830) (Warburton)
    History - written by her daughter Georgia WARBURTON Baker

  • Notes 


    • From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      After marriage to Mary they remained in Newark for a few months and then moved to Legsby and lived with his parents. Thomas soon went to Louth to obtain employment. During this time Eliza was born and died. Then Mary went and joined Thomas in Louth.

      Served as an apprentice carpenter and builder, enjoyed good health, and became a first class mechanic. Was able to buy a valuable lot in Louth on Union Hill surrounded by beautiful scenery. There he built 4 residences. The rent from 3 of the residences provided their income.
      Endowment also noted as 2 Nov 1852 and 4 Jun 1856

      Death date also noted as 10 Dec 1888

      BURI PLAC Tooele City Cemetary, Tooele

      Joined LDS 1 July 1843 and emigrated to America on the "Zetland" arriving in 1848. The family arrived in Salt Lake September 25, 1849 and moved to Tooele in 1850.

      Was a carpenter and farmer (see photo of wood plane & Bible). Around 1862, there was a famine in the Tooele area. "People went to Thomas in the late fall and winter to buy bread-stuff, but he refused to sell it, but the next spring when they needed seed wheat Father Atkin had some to let them have. Whereas, if he had sold it the fall and winter before there would have been no seed wheat to plant. Brother Atkin knew that this would be the case so he very wisely kept the wheat for seed." (Early Tooele, Vol.1,1849-1853,p.39 by George Tripp)

      He remembered the year 1855 as being a difficult one:
      "Our crops this season were almost a complete failure on account of scarcity of water to irrigate with and the visit of clouds of grasshoppers which swept off almost everything green in the fields, gardens and on the prairies". (Atkin,Thomas, Jou F. 559, Church Historian's Office,SLC)

      see photo page with wife and Thomas Jr.

    Name:
    • Arrived in Utah on 23 September 1849 in the Orsen Spencer Company.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Endowment House Records.

    2. [S76] Legsby Register 25 Mar 1803 to 25 Mar 1804, film 504559.