Thursday, June 14, 2012

John Carling

Information from  AWT #12399

John Carling born 1800----he was ordained a seventy on 29 jan 1842 by Hyrum Smith.  He was a member of the nauvoo 5th quorum.
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John Carling, Pioneer of 1852,  Pioneer of 1852, was a native of New York, After he embraced Mormonism he went to Nauvoo where he was a woodcarver and blacksmith.   While John Carling was carving beautiful work on a mantle in Nauvoo, Brigham Young came to him and asked if he couldn't make a pattern of an ox as they wished life sized oxen on which to rest the baptismal font.  Brother Carling went home and drew a picture of one of his best oxen.  He then pinned planks together with hard wood pins and glue and taking his carpenters pencil, saw and drawing knife, he carved the first pattern of the first oxen used in  Latter-day Saint  Temples. John Carling was a modest man, never seeking honors, thus this instance is not recorded in the Church History, but this is a true story nevertheless.   He was a florist, a seed producer, a Horticulturist, as well as a music teacher and choir leader.   They first settled Provo Utah.   When Brigham Young called for volunteers to settle Millard County, they moved to Filmore, where he was active in the Church and Civic affairs.  He became Judge of the Courts.
                          -----Gertrude Porter Wilson
Carling, John (Male)
Birth: Carling, John (Male)   Date: September 11, 1800 Place: Kingston,Ulster, NY, USA
Parents: Carling, John (Male) Father: Carling, Abraham Mother: Freer,Sarah     Alternate Mother: Frere, Sarah
Death: Carling, John (Male)   Date: April 2, 1855 Place: Fillmore,Millard, UT, USA    Burial Date: April 2, 1855    Buried: Fillmore,Millard, UT, USA
Marriage Information: Carling, John (Male)   Spouse: Keaton, EmelineDate: September 1, 1830  Place: Ulster, NY, USA
Children: Carling, John (Male)
Name:     Birthdate:     Place:
1. Carling, Isaac Van wagoner November 30, 1831   Ulster, NY, USA
2. Carling, Sarah Frances Wildey   September 16, 33    Ulster, NY, USAAlternate Birth Date: September 1918
3. Carling, Catherine Keaton  June 1, 1835   Ulster, NY, USA
4. Carling, Abraham Freer     August 19, 1837     Poughkeepsie, Dutchess,NY, USA
5. Carling, John Warner  September 5, 1843   Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY,USA     Alternate Birth Date: November 14, 1843
Marriage Number 2 Carling, John (Male)  Spouse: Green, Ann  AlternateSpouse: Dutson, Ann Date: February 10, 1844  Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL,USA
Marriage 2 Children:
Name:     Birthdate:     Place:
1. Carling, John W. 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
2. Carling, Francis Cale August 9, 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
3. Carling, Joseph Mathew     June 25, 1847  Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
Church Ordinance Data: Carling, John (Male)  Baptism   Date: January 5,1840
     Patriarchal Blessing
     Date: July 28, 1842 Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA    Officiator:Smith, Hyrum
     Ordained Seventy
Temple Ordinance Data: Carling, John (Male)  Baptism   Date: October 3,1868 Temple: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
     Endowment Date: January 29, 1846   Temple: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
     Sealed to Parents   Date: January 23, 1982   Temple: Seattle, KingCounty, Washington
     Sealed to Spouse    Date: October 18, 1869
Places of Residence: Carling, John (Male)    1842-46; Nauvoo, Hancock,IL, USA
     9/00/1852; UT, USA
     1875; Fillmore, Millard, UT, USA
Vocations: Carling, John (Male)    Sheriff; Fillmore, Millard, UT, USA
     Mason, Cabinet maker
     Cooper & Shoemaker
Comments: Carling, John (Male)John came to Utah with the Henry MillerCompany.  He was abishop's counselor.  He made wagons for use in crossingthe plains and he assisted in wood carving of the Nauvoo Temple.
Comments: #21. John was married to Ann by Hyrum Smith.
Comments: #31. John was a member of the Nauvoo 2nd Ward.
Heart Throbs of the West
Heart Throbs of the West: Volume 3
British Contribution To Utah
     John Ashman was one of the pioneer masons of Fillmore. He learned his trade in England and when he arrived in Utah in 1864, continued to work at his trade. Houses were either plastered or whitewashed in those early days-no dainty colors of kalsomine or fancy patterns of wall paper to choose from. Mr. Ashman would prepare the lime, then mix it with water, and after everything was removed from the room, he would proceed to brighten up log, slab, plastered or factory walls and ceilings. He often said his labor was like love-it covered all unsightly objects with beauty.
     He was a jolly, lovable Englishman, always singing as he worked. Many of the pioneers acknowledged that he made house cleaning easier by his wit and humor. Part of an old rock fence that he, with the aid of his wife, built, still stands in Fillmore.-Rhoda Ashman Melville.
Heart Throbs of the West
Heart Throbs of the West: Volume 10
Travel and Freight
On the Spanish Trail
     "In company with my mother's only brother, John Ashman, Jr., who was a pioneer of eighteen sixty-four, I took a lead of freight from Fillmore, Utah, to Nevada. We sold our loads and were making our return to Fillmore, our home town, carrying with us a considerable amount of money which we had received from the sale of our loads.
     Man on front single wagon is Abe Carling, Jr. The man on double wagon with four horses is John T. Ashman, Jr. Picture was taken at Croft's place, west of Deseret, Utah. Third man is Stringham. Photographer Anderson took the picture.
     "We had traveled miles on the road when we came to a house by the side of the road. In it a negress was busily engaged preparing a meal. We had traveled the road before and had talked to the negress, who was employed as cook for Ben Tasker's band of robbers. An adjoining room of the cabin was used for a stable and in it we saw several horses saddled, bridled, and tied in the stable. We also noticed large pieces of beef and other provisions hanging from the ceiling of the cabin.
     "When approaching the place we saw a white horse tied to a cedar tree in the distance, but thought nothing of it. In talking with the negress we learned that Ben Tasker and his men, with the white horse, were waiting for us in the distance. Had these men known that the negress had divulged their secret, it probably would have gone hard with her. As soon as we learned of our plight we made arrangements for Uncle John to take the saddle pony which we had along with us, and also the money, and make his way home by another road. He went by way of Deseret, while I continued on the regular road.
     "The little pony seemed to know that there was trouble in the air, for it traveled at an unbelievable rate of speed, and took Uncle John and the money to their destination safely. Something must have happened to thwart the plans of Ben Tasker for I continued on my way unmolested, and saw nothing more of him or his men."--Mrs. Isabel C. Brunson.
John Carling was born in the historic town of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, on the 11th of September 1800, to Abraham and Sarah Freer Carling.   John had three sisters and one brother; Maria, born 19 August1798;  Johanna, born 4 August 1799; John was born next; then his brother Abraham Freer, was born on the 14 October 1802; and the last child, Cornelia, was born the 8 March 1805.  John's parents were both descended from long line of sturdy New York and New England people, who did much to help build up that part of the country.  They had the blood of the Puritan Fathers in their veins.  They were also descended from the Huguenots, who left France at the time of the Reformation and went into Belgium and Holland, and then to America.  The Country was beautiful where John grew up, rolling hills covered with forests, and large valleys, just right for the farming, and the new towns that were being settled, and the beautiful Hudson river flowing through the country .From the Nauvoo Seventies record, we find that John lost his father in his early life, and that he was always inclined to fear God, and to keep his word.  As a young man he moved from Kingston to Esopus, Ulster County, New York, where he learned the carpenter's trade, and while he was still a single man, he joined the Dutch Reformed Church.
On the first of September 1830, he married Emeline Keaton.  She was the daughter of Jacob and Catherine Joanna Paine Keaton.  Her ancestors for several generations back were residents of New York State.   John and Emeline were living in Cline Esopus, Ulster County, New York, when their first three children were born.  Isaac Van Wagoner was born the 30thNovember 1831; Sarah Frances Wilday was born the 16 September 1833.  This little girl lived just two years.  She passed away on the 4 December1835.  Then a daughter named Catherine Keaton, was born on the 1 June1836.  They were living in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, when their son Abraham Freer was born the 19 August 1837.
It is not definitely known just when John and Emeline became acquainted with the Latter Day Saints' religion, but in the Nauvoo Seventies record, John states that he was baptized into this church on the 5th January 1840by Joseph Ball.  It was soon after their baptism that John and Emeline decided to move to Nauvoo.  It was soon after their baptism that John and Emeline decided to move to Nauvoo.  Before they left for Nauvoo, they took a trip to New York to visit John's mother and grandmother.  This interesting experience was told by Isaac V. Carling to his granddaughter Elda Porter.  When she was twelve years old, she wrote it up and gave it as a language theme at school.  This is what she wrote: `' In 1840, at the age of eight, my grandfather, Isaac V. Carling, with his parents, sister and brother, made a trip from Fishkill, on the Hudson River to Nauvoo, Illinois.  Before leaving their home in Fishkill, Grandfather's Uncle, who was a sailor, gave them a sea biscuit.  The dough of the sea biscuit had been mixed so that it could not be spoiled by the dampness .It was very hard, and had to be pounded up and soaked before it could be eaten.  As they had not yet heard the Word of Wisdom taught, they used coffee, which the biscuit was soaked in.  When they were ready for their journey, they sailed down the Hudson River to New York where they visited their relatives. While there, my Grandfather visited with his great-grandmother, a privilege which very few children have now.  When he was visiting with his Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, some Elders of the Latter-Day Saints Church came there and stayed overnight.  His grandmother went to show them where they were to sleep, and as they passed his Great-grandmother's room she asked, `' Is dat de Mormons ? `'His Grandmother said, `' Sh. `' Then Great-Grandmother said, `' Well, I didn't see der horns. `'  After visiting in New York for some time they sailed back up the Hudson River to Albany, and from there to Buffalo, byway of the Erie Canal.  Then they sailed down Lake Erie to Cleveland and crossed over to the Ohio River.  Sailing down to the mouth of the Ohio, then up the Mississippi, passing the Missouri, they arrived at Nauvoo after traveling over two thousand miles on steamboats, sloops, and canal boats. "
In Nauvoo, John was ordained an Elder by Hyrum Smith on the 29 of January1842.  Both John and Emeline received their Patriarchal blessings here. The blessings were given to them by Hyrum Smith.
A baby boy was born to John and Emeline on the 14 November 1843.  They named him John Warner.  After this baby was born, Emeline was very ill. She passed away on the 1st of January 1844, and was buried in Nauvoo. This youngest child did not live very long for it died on the 5 September1844.
John and Emeline had met a young widow whose name was Ann Green Dutton. It is told by some family members that she helped to care for Emeline in the last months of her illness.
Ann was born in Lugwerdine, Hereford shire, England.  Her first husband, John Dutton, mysteriously disappeared, leaving her with two small sons. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on the 24 September 1840 by Apostle Wilford Woodruff, and came to Nauvoo in1842.  Ann was a very good nurse and midwife and holds the unique position of having had the Prophet Joseph Smith lay his hands on her head, and set her apart as a midwife.  He told her that she would be successful if she used herbs exclusively in her work.  She practiced her calling all the rest of her life, and was blessed in this as the Prophet promised her. Wherever she lived, she had her own herb garden and made her own teas and medicines.  A short while after Emeline's death, John and Ann were married.  John was skilled in many different lines;   He was a good carpenter and cabinet maker, mason, tinner, worker in copper, cooper, blacksmith, and shoemaker.  Some times in the making and mending of shoes, the men who know this trade would run out of the metal shoe tacks, and not being able to get more, they devised a way of making small pegs out of very hard wood to use in place of regular tacks.  John worked with these wooden pegs many times.  While working in Nauvoo, John did wood carvings on the Nauvoo Temple.  He carved ornaments for the Temple Clock.  One day while he was carving beautiful designs on the mantle, Brigham Young came to him and asked him if he could make a pattern of an ox as they wished a life sized oxen on which to rest the baptismal font. John went home and drew a picture of one of his own oxen.  He then pinned planks of wood together with hardwood pins and glue, and taking his carpenter's pencil, saw, and drawing knife, he carved the model for the first oxen used in a Latter-day Saint Temple.  But John was a modest man, never seeking honors, thus this instance is not recorded in the Church history, but his is a true story nevertheless.  This experience in John's life was written by Gertrude Porter Wilson, a granddaughter, and printed in the Pioneer Heart Throb book, Volume No. 4.  A Mr. Fordham was given credit for helping make the oxen, but besides making the pattern, John Carling had much to do with the actual construction of the oxen. Gertrude Wilson also stated that John was a good florist, a seed producer, horticulturist, as well as a music teacher, and choir leader.
John and Ann had two sons born to them.  The first was born on the 9August 1845, and was given the name of Frances Caleb.  The second was born the 6 June 1847 and was named Joseph Matthew.
Many experiences happened to members of this family at this time.  One that happened to John and his son Isaac, was told by Isaac to his grandson Leroy Porter.  It was that the Joseph Smith farm was about four miles north of the temple, and the Carling farm was just south of the Prophet's.  The Prophet had a four seated rig that held three in a seat.  One morning as he drove along with a group of men acting as bodyguards, (John Carling with his son Isaac between his knees among them ).  They were on their way to the quarry to get rocks to build the Temple, when two of the men began to argue, then to dispute.  The Prophet said, `' I command you in the name of Jesus Christ, to shut your mouths ! " They did so at once.  About one fourth of a mile down the road, he said, `' Now you can talk.'` Then he went on to say, `' We were just passing over an ancient battle ground of the Nephites and Lamanites.  The spirits of those wicked men were contending in their fury, and had you continued in your disputations, their spirits would have taken possession of your bodies, and bloodshed would have resulted.'`
This family suffered many of the persecutions inflicted on the Saints by the mobs, and were with the people, driven from Nauvoo.  Mrs Mary Carling Neves, a great granddaughter, sent this interesting story of this time of his life.  She said that for some time John's work was making and mending wagons for the Saints to cross the plains in.  Mob violence became so great that they were all anxious to get away.  Brigham Young sent Heber C. Kimball to the men mending wagons and promised them that if they would stay until all the Saints were provided with good outfits, not a hair on their heads would be harmed.  The men's wives were very worried about staying longer, and some vowed they would all be murdered. Nevertheless, the men granted this request, and this prophesy was literally fulfilled as they were among the last to leave Nauvoo. The morning they were to leave, they were counseled to get to the ferry boats before the mob were astir.  Upon arriving at the ferry, the Captain hurried them onto the boat, and admonished them to be quick because they could see the mobs coming.  Some were on horses, and others were running, but all with guns in their hands, and they were cursing and swearing.  As the saints left the shore, they could hear the leader of the mob ordering the men to shoot.  But as the men came to the shore they stood still.  It is told by some that two shots were fired but they missed the people in the boat. Thus the hand of the Lord was with the Saints and they were protected.
In the Latter-day Saints " Crossing the Plains " records of 1847,  John and his family are listed with the Daniel Spencer Hundred, but he must have traveled with this company just as far as  Pottawattomie County, Iowa.  He stayed here for a while.  He is listed in the 1850 census of this county, and was one of the signers of a petition to establish a post office in that county.  Sometime after, John and his family moved on to Winter Quarters, Nebraska, and stayed there until the Spring of 1852 when they started on their journey to the Utah with the Henry Miller Company.
They left Council Bluffs on the 30 June 1852, and after the three month long trek across the plains, they arrived in Salt Lake City on the 30September 1852.  They lived in Salt Lake for a short time.  Then they moved to Provo, Utah.  They were in Provo about one year, when Brigham Young called John to the Southern part of the state to help settle and build up the one year old town of Fillmore, in Millard County, which had been designated as the State Capital of the Utah Territory.
The Journal History of the Church says that John left Provo on the 29November 1853 for Fillmore, and it gives the record of his family that were with him, and what possessions he took with him.  His possessions included two wagons, four oxen, two cows, two young cattle, one rifle, one shotgun, one pistol, fifty rounds ammunition, one powder barrel, one hundred caps, one hundred pounds of bread stuffs, and joiner tools.  After getting settled in Fillmore, John was very active in Church and civic affairs.  He helped to build the part of the first statehouse that was finished.  This statehouse is now maintained as a Pioneer Memorial building, and is being used as a Pioneer Museum.
John was a sherif for sometime, a Judge of the Court, and a Bishop's Counselor.  His wife Ann was kept busy with her nursing and being a midwife to all in the county who needed her.  She helped many Indians who became friendly with the settlers.  She also kept up her herb garden that was not only useful as the medicines she used, but was beautiful with flowers as well.  In December 1854, John served as a Representative in the Territorial Legislature where he was assigned to the Committee on Counties.  This Legislature was held in Salt Lake City, as the Statehouse in Fillmore was not ready for use yet.  On his return home, he contracted a severe cold, which later turned to pneumonia.  This illness was the cause of his death on the 2 April 1855.  On page one of the Journal History of this date, it states the Honorable John Carling died at Fillmore, Millard County, Utah.  At Age fifty-four years.  He was a member of the 5th Quorum of Seventies, and was much respected as a friend and brother, and his loss was felt by all who knew him.  John is buried in the cemetery at Fillmore, Millard County, Utah.
History obtained from the Daughter's of the Utah Pioneers Museum

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