Mathew Hayes Ivory, JR.
Mathew JR. was first married to Mary Susan Cox and lived in Burlington County, New Jersey. Mathew and Mary had seven children. Mathew joined the LDS Church in the mid-1840s while living in Burlington County, New Jersey.
Mary was not fond of LDS Church and Mathew joining. A couple of years after Mathew joined the LDS Church Mary forced Mathew to leave his wife and seven children behind.
In early 1847 Mathew left New Jersey and headed west to meet the Saints in Nauvoo. By the time Mathew reached Illinois Brigham Young and the first group of pioneers were about to make their way west. Mathew decided to join the pioneers on their journey.
Mathew was one of the first pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young and the first group of pioneers. His name is on the monument at This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.
After returning to Utah Mathew and Mary moved to central Utah in present day Sanpete County. They had seven children:
- George Washington Ivory
- Reuben Norris Ivory
- Linus Brigham Ivory
- Isaac Eneas Ivory
- Martha Amelia Ivory
- Mary Ann Ivory
- Frederick Olson Ivory
I am grateful for everything Mathew did and accomplished in his life. Because of his faithfulness and dedication to the Gospel and his courage, I have been blessed to grow up with the Gospel in my life and the great family I have.
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