John Mangum was born 10 June 1817 in Springville, St. Clair County, Alabama to John Mangum (1763-1843) and Rebecca Canida (1785-1847) and died 27 April 1881 Alpine, Apache County, Arizona of unspecified causes. He married Mary Ann Adair (1822-1892) 20 August 1841 in Noxubee County, Mississippi. He married Ellen Bardsley (1819-1864) 9 March 1853 in Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Mary Hamblin (1853-1871) 26 July 1870 in Salt Lake County, Utah.

1852 William Lane Wagon Company


Numbered amoung the participants in the William Lane 1852 Pioneer Company, a early Mormon pioneer wagon train traveling from to Salt Lake City in the early summer. Consisting of approximately fifteen families who had lived since spring 1851 at a welfare "poor farm" forty miles north of Kanesville, Iowa, called Lanesborough, were organized into this company under the leadership of their bishop, William West Lane (1797-1852). While the plains of Nebraska this party was hit hard by a cholera epidemic killing Bishop Lane, his wife and several other members of the company.

Marriage and Family

1st Marriage: Mary Ann Adair

John Mangum (1817-1881) and Mary Ann Adair (1822-1892) are members of the Richey/Adair/Mangum clan. They married in Pickens County, Alabama in 1841. Their first children were born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (see also Itawamba 1845 LDS Branch) and their third child was born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Then they moved followed the migration of their extended family to Iowa, Utah, Southern Utah, and finally settled in Apache County, Arizona.

Mount Pisgah Cemetery State Preserve


Mount Pisgah was a refugee way station from 1846 to 1852 along the Mormon Trail between Garden Grove and Council Bluffs. Today it is marked by a tall monument on a nine-acre state presertve which contains exhibits, historical markers, and a reconstructed log cabin. However, little remains from the 19th century except a cemetery memorializing the 300 to 800 emigrants who died while passing through or residing in the community.

Children of John and Mary Adair Mangum on the memorial marker at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery on the Mormon Trail in Iowa: William Perry Mangum, b. 9 Oct 1841 in Itawamba Co., Mississippi, and d. 1847 at Mt. Pisgah. Lane [Laney] Ann Mangum, b. 6 Jan 1846 in Chicasaw County, Mississippi and d. 1847 at Mt. Pisgah. Eight members of the Adair/Mangum family died here.

Dixie Cottom Mission 1857


The Adair Spring Monument commemorates the 1857 group of about 38 southerner families were called by Brigham Young (1801-1877) on to settle the Virgin River area of Southwest Utah and to crow cotton, to decrease the saints reliance on expensive product from back east. The first group was led by Samuel Jefferson Adair (1806-1889) and a second group led by Robert Dockery Covington (1815-1902) who was appointed president of the newly formed branch at Washington, Utah. Other pioneer families joined them in 1861 but this ambitious endeavor came to an end after the close of the Civil War and cotton prices collapsed.


Offspring of John Mangum and Mary Ann Adair (1822-1892)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Perry Mangum (1841-1849) 9 October 1841 Itawamba County, Mississippi 13 April 1849 Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Iowa
Rebecca Frances Mangum (1843-1928) 10 October 1843 Itawamba County, Mississippi 13 April 1928 Duncan, Greenlee County, Arizona Gabriel Reynolds Coley (1821-1864) Gabriel Reynolds Coley (1821-1864) James Mitchell Mangum (1820-1888)
Laney Ann Mangum (1846-1846) 6 January 1846 Chickasaw County, Mississippi November 1846 Mt. Pisgah, Union County, Iowa
Martha Elizabeth Mangum (1848-1851) 30 September 1848 Pottawattamie County, Iowa 1851 Iowa
Joseph Eslem Mangum (1850-1922) 12 December 1850 Bonou, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States 7 December 1922 Bicknell, Wayne County, Utah, United States Mariah Lucinda Heath (1858-1931)
John Wesley Mangum (1852-1940)
Lucinda Mangum (1854-1938)
Harvey Mangum (1856-1862)
Cyrus Mangum (1856-1927)
Mary Abigail Mangum (1858-1933) 2 June 1858 Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States 28 March 1933 Eagar, Apache County, Arizona, United States William Dudley Hamblin (1856-1934)
Amy Caroline Mangum (1860-1879)
Julietta Mangum (1861-1866)
David Newton Mangum (1862-1948)
Sarah Ellen Mangum (1867-1947)

Offspring of John Mangum and Ellen Bardsley (1819-1864)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Albert Mangum (1854-1913) 12 February 1854 Nephi, Juab County, Utah, United States 10 February 1913 Bloomfield, San Juan County, New Mexico, United States Betsy Jane Hamblin (1858-1904)
Mary Ellen Mangum (1858-1864) 3 February 1858 Santa Clara, Washington County, Utah, United States 1862 Utah, United States




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