Haight Addendum

John Cassiday & Elizabeth McKeever.

The parents of Elizabeth McKeever are:  Dad Thomas McKeever; b. abt Feb 1, 1793, in New Jersey;
 d. July 28 1865 in West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.

1st marriage to Jane Brown abt. 1794
Children William Mckeever; b. 1816 in West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.

2nd Marriage
Jane Bushfield, b. 12 Dec 1796 Married 1817 in West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Alexander Bushfield McKeever, b. Mar 26,1819 West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth McKeever, b 1822, same Place
Phebe McKeever, b. Dec 14, 1825,  West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Isaac W. McKeever,  b. Oct 12, 1829,   West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.
John McKeever,  b. 1832, West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Susan Ann McKeever, b. 1836,  West Middletown , Washington, Pennsylvania.
Priscilla Jane McKeever,  b. 16 April 1838,  West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.

Marriage  Number 3
Mary McNulty    m. 1846

Mary McKeever  b West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Luther Lee McKeever  b    West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.
Martha McKeever b aft, 1845,  West Middletown , Washington, Pennsylvania.

Father of Thomas McKeever is

William McKeever b About 1759, in Coote Hill, Caven Ulster CO Ireland Death 18 Oct 1838 In West Middletown, Washington, Pennsylvania.

Mary McFadden, b 12 May, 1768 in Coote Hill Cavan, Ulster County, Ireland.
Thomas McKeever,  b abt. 1 Feb 1793 in New Jersey.

The Cassidays and McKeevers were Born in Ulster County, Ireland just a few years apart and both lived in Washington, Pennsylvania, at the same time.  John Cassiday was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, the rest were all born in Ohio.  So, it is a pretty safe bet that the Cassidays & McKeevers knew each other in Pennsylvania.

(So Sue, if you want to add this to The John Cassiday`s Wife's file "Elizabeth
McKeever "You can thank your helper for this extra work as she is the one
who put me on to the rest of McKeever family in our tree. --If I am not mistaken we have our tree pretty well covered back to the 1750`s an beyond. I am going to check the McGee file for some info. Maybe I can wrangle a trip to Ireland out of my wife, of course she can go to. I thought this little bit of trivia was kind of neat. Thank you, Lloyd)

Politician mentioned:
Haight (Henry H.) Family Collection


Henry H. Haight was born in Rochester, New York, May 26, 1825.  He graduated from
Yale in 1844 and began practicing law.  He came to California in January
1850.  He served as a democratic governor from December 5, 1867, through
December 7, 1871.  Mr. Haight was also one of the Regents of the State
University.  He died of heart disease September 2, 1878, in San Francisco.

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Biographical Sketch of Isaac Chauncey Haight

Isaac Haight was an early convert to the then-new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints religion and was a Mormon pioneer, moving his family West with the Saints to Utah. Brigham Young sent Isaac on a three-year mission to England where part of his duties included studying iron making. Upon his  return Isaac was made president of the "Iron Mission" in Cedar City, Utah. He served as the town's first mayor and as an important church leader. His alleged involvement in the "Mountain Meadows Massacre" and his practice of polygamy forced him to flee Federal officers and become an exile late in life. While a fugitive, he assumed the name Horton (his mother's maiden surname) and so freighted material for the construction of the St. George temple. He died in Arizona, estranged from family and friends.

ISAAC CHAUNCEY HAIGHT was born May 27, 1813 in Windham, Greene County, New York. He was the son of CALEB and KETURAH HORTON HAIGHT

Isaac reportedly was of a delicate and frail constitution in his youth. He was more of an intellectual temperament than a physical. He was about six feet tall, weighed about 190 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair and was considered a rather handsome man. He married ELIZA ANN SNYDER at the age of twenty-three.

Isaac was educated to be a teacher although, he did do some farming. He considered a career in the ministry and had a desire to join the Baptist ministry to Burma. About this time he met Joseph Smith, the founder of the LDS Church. Isaac was among the first converts of Joseph Smith to the LDS Church. He recruited his parents, as well as forty other members of his community in Green County, New York. They joined the migration westward in 1839 to Nauvoo, Illinois.

In Nauvoo, Isaac served on the police force and as a body guard for Joseph Smith. Isaac was in Utah guarding the temple in Nauvoo when word came that Joseph Smith and his brother, Hiram, had been killed. Isaac was the first person to receive the news.

Isaac played an important role in the exodus from Nauvoo to the Utah Territory. Brigham Young appointed him as one of the bishops to build shelters and to take care of the families at Winter Quarters. He was known for his resourcefulness and the people had great confidence in him.

In 1847 Isaac was sent to Salt Lake City. He made a second trip the next year. In December of 1848, Isaac was part of a group of fifty men led by Parley Pratt, who had left Salt Lake City and gone south to Salt Creek, then east to the Sevier Valley and southwest to Panguitch and the Valley of the Little Salt Lake. After traveling through the mountains in three to eight feet of snow, they reached what is now Parawan.

Upon his return to Salt Lake City, Isaac was given a seat in the territorial legislature.  Shortly after the legislature adjoined, he left on a mission to England where he was very successful in recruiting new members to the LDS Church.  It was also Isaac’s responsibility to carry the Saints money, which had been converted into gold, back to the United States. He carried a small leather satchel that contained $36,500 in English gold coin and which he converted to US currency and spent in New York City on supplies.

Isaac made several trips to England where he recruited other members to the LDS Church.  On one of these missions, he met ELIZA ANN PRICE, the daughter of JOHN PRICE and SARAH MARY JOHNSON. She  became one his five wives. Eliza was a member of the Episcopalian Church where Isaac was preaching. Eliza and five other girls had gone to hear him speak when they met. Eliza's mother had died when Eliza was an infant and she was raised by her Aunt in London. She had light brown hair and blue eyes. She was a small woman, weighing only about 120 pounds and standing five feet tall. Her brother was Sir Arthur Price who served in the King’s Service. Her grandmother was a distant relative of Sir Walter Scott.

They were married on October 10, 1853 in Salt Lake City.  According to their daughter’s memoirs, Eliza did not know that Isaac had other wives until she was on aboard the ship for the United States. When she discovered Isaac had other wives, she refused to marry him. But, she was too embarrassed to tell her family back in England and so she remained with Isaac and lived her life in the Utah desert. She never quite forgave him for his deception.
Isaac’s other wives were (1) MARY MURRY, (2) ANNA BELL ST. CLAIR, (3) ELIZA ANN SNYDER and (4) ELIZABETH SUMMERS January 24, 1858 in Utah, daughter of JAMES and MARY SUMMERS.

Isaac was sent to Iron County, Utah where he was the first mayor of Cedar City as well as the first Stake President. His home still stands on the corner east of the Presbyterian Church. The family later moved to Tocquerville.

In the late summer of 1857, the territorial militia (affectionately, the Nauvoo Legion), which included every able-bodied man between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, was on full alert. Staff officers, who were also church and civic officials, were dispatched to every settlement under their command to explain and enforce militia decisions. George A. Smith, who commanded all of the southern Utah militia units, arrived in Parowan on 8 August and began the task of preparing the people psychologically, militarily, and materially for war. The units of the Tenth Regiment of the territorial militia were mustered and drilled, and the impending battle plan was explained. Smith, an effective orator and founder of Iron and Washington counties, made several impassioned speeches and apparently accomplished his purpose. The people were convinced that they were in a state of war and were ready to take action.

Several meetings were held in Cedar City and Parowan to determine how the "War Orders" should be implemented. The militia decided that the Fancher train should be eliminated. Cooler heads prevailed temporarily and an express rider was sent to Salt Lake City to solicit Brigham Young’s advice. The round trip—more than 500 miles—took six days. In the meantime, things got completely out of hand. Orders and counter-orders were misinterpreted, deliberately or otherwise.
Isaac was excommunicated from the church and he died in exile on September 08, 1886 in Thatcher, Graham County, Arizona.

The children of ISAAC HAIGHT and ELIZA PRICE are:
MARIE ANTOINETTE HAIGHT, b. August 09, 1861, St. George, Utah, d. January 12, 1935, Salt Lake City, Utah
ROSELIA JACOSIA HAIGHT, b. October 22, 1854, Utah d. December 10, 1922.
ISAAC CHAUNCEY HAIGHT, b. October 21, 1856, Utah, d. 1927, Utah
ELIZA ANN HAIGHT, b. May 08, 1858, Utah, d. March 02, 1897
HORTENSE HAIGHT, b. January 11, 1860, Utah, Went to Alaska
MARIA EUGENIA HAIGHT, b. July 25, 1863, Tocquerville, Utah; d. February 07, 1942,Utah.
HARRIET ADELIA HAIGHT, b. September 03, 1865, Tocquerville, Utah, d. December 15, 1942.
OWEN PRICE HAIGHT, b. May 29, 1868, Tocquerville, Utah, d. October 17, 1900.
HECTOR CALEB HAIGHT, b. May 09, 1870; d. December 1957.
HORTON EDWARD HAIGHT, b. October 11, 1872, Tocquerville, Utah.
Source Notes:
1. Isaac Nelson, Cedar City Utah
2. Memoirs of Marie Antoinette Haight
3. Juanita Brooks