• President of LDS British Mission (1858-1860)

Asa Starkweather Calkins was born 5 July 1809 in Elizabethtown, Essex County, New York, United States to John Calkins (1785-1874) and Lucy Kellogg (1788-1847) and died 15 February 1873 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mariette Symonds Barney (1810-1886) 16 February 1832 in Whitehall, Washington County, New York, United States. He married Eliza Smith (1821-1900) November 1851 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. He married Agnes Elizabeth Perkes (1840-1916) 13 July 1858 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

Asa Calkins, president of the British Mission from 1858 to 1860, was born July 5, 1809, in Essex County, New York, a son of John and Lucy Calkin. He was baptized in March, 1848, ordained a High Priest Oct. 6, 1849, and filled a mission to England in 1855-1860. On his arrival in Liverpool, Dec. 9, 1855, he was assigned to the business department of the Mission Office; he also acted as first counselor to Pres. Samuel W. Richards, On March 6, 1858, when the other Elders from Zion were called home, he was appointed president of the British Mission, and assumed also the editorship of the "Millennial Star", which position he held until April 7, 1860, when he was succeeded by Nathaniel V. Jones. He sailed May 11, 1860, for America on the ship "William Tapscott." Elder Calkin died in St. George, Utah, Feb. 15, 1873.

St. George Pioneers of 1861-62

This person was is listed on the Encampment Mall Memorial - a list of over 300 LDS Pioneer Families that helped to settle St. George, Utah in 1861. They were part of the "Dixie Cotton Mission" called by President Brigham Young to raise cotton and other southern crops in the warmer climate of Washington County, Utah.


Offspring of Asa Starkweather Calkins and Mariette Symonds Barney (1810-1886)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Calkins (1833-1835)
Theodore John Calkin (1840-1865)
Hilan Calkin (1842-1843)
Martha Jane Calkin (1846-1846)
Chloe Lucy Calkin (1851-1852)

Offspring of Asa Starkweather Calkins and Agnes Elizabeth Perkes (1840-1916)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Amy Charlotte Calkins (1859-1941)
George William Calkins (1861-1864)
Helena Calkins (1864-1869)
Asa Stanley Calkins (1865-1930)
Lottie Agnes Calkins (1868-1900)
Lucy Ellen Calkin (1870-1938) 11 March 1870 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States 4 October 1938 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States Samuel Thompson Bleak (1865-1942)



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