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Bishop Robert Dockery Covington was born 20 August 1815 in Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina to Thomas Covington (1790-1857) and Jane Thomas (1790-1822) and died 2 June 1902 Washington, Washington County, Utah of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Ann Thomas (1820-1847) 20 February 1839 in Noxubee County, Mississippi. He married Malinda Allison (1815-1881) 26 September 1848 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Nancy Roberts (1839-1864) 28 December 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

Biography

Soon after their marriage they moved with Robert's father, Thomas B. Covington, to Summerville, Noxubee County, Mississippi. Robert was a college graduate, who helped on his father's plantation raising cotton and tobacco. With the help of slave labor, the Covingtons established a large successful plantation in Summerville. Robert Dockery Covington was overseer on two plantations.

Noxubee Plantation

Robert D. and Elizabeth Ann Covington were baptized February 3, 1843. After joining the Mormon religion they felt the need to join the Saints in Nauvoo. (See also Buttahatchie 1845 LDS Branch.) We have no record of this part of their life. Robert's father and siblings disapproved of this new religion and as a result he was eventually disinherited.


Marriage and Familey

1st Marriage : Elizabeth Ann

Elizabeth Ann Thomas (1820-1847) married Robert in Noxubee County, Mississippi and their young family trekked west to Salt Lake in the Edwards-Foutz Company of 1847. Soon afterwards she died.

Somewhere near what is now known as Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, Elizabeth Ann gave birth to her last child, Robert Laborious on August 1, 1847. After traversing the last of the cold, slow and rough miles through the mountains, the Hunter Company arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 27, 1847.


2nd Marriage : Malinda

Malinda Allison (1815-1881) was a widow who had marched the prior year in the Mormon Battalion, but she was very pregnant and her husband ill, so both were part of the Sick Detachment that went to Pueblo, Colorado where her first husband died. She bore a daughter soon afterwards. They marred in 1848 in the Salt Lake Valley.




Children



Offspring of Bishop Robert Dockery Covington and Elizabeth Ann Thomas (1820-1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Thomas Covington (1840-1908) 7 August 1840 Summerville, Noxubee County, Mississippi, United States 13 June 1908 Torrey, Wayne County, Utah, United States Johanna Lundblad (1846-1903) Elizabeth Aitken Adams (1854-1927) Johanna Lundblad (1846-1903) Elizabeth Aitken Adams (1854-1927) Lydia May Carling (1866-1953)
Emily Jane Covington (1842-1921) 1 January 1842 Summerville, Noxubee County, Mississippi, United States 4 March 1921 Taylor, Weber County, Utah, United States Winslow Farr (1837-1913)
Sarah Ann Covington (1845-1846) 2 February 1845 Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States 16 October 1846 Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Catharine Covington (1846-1846) 1846 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States 1846 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
Robert Laborius Covington (1847-1928) 1 August 1847 Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States 27 December 1928 Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States Rasmenia Willemina Iverson (1865-1944)



Offspring of Bishop Robert Dockery Covington and Malinda Allison (1815-1881)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ellen Covington (1849-1881) 30 December 1849 Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 25 October 1881 Washington, Washington County, Utah, United States James Horten Thompson (1849-1873)
Alice Covington (1854-1869)



Offspring of Bishop Robert Dockery Covington and Nancy Roberts (1839-1864)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Phoebe Ann Covington (1857-1929)
Thomas Covington (1860-1925)
Nancy Melinda Covington (1861-1863)
James Isaac Covington (1864-1864)








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