Jacob Truman was born 30 August 1825 in Niagara, New York, United States to John Franklin Truman (1789-1839) and Martha Spencer (1793-1876) and died 23 November 1881 in Truman Ranch, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Boyes (1831-1919) 19 April 1849 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He married Catherine Maxwell (1828-1922) 21 December 1856 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He married Julie Ardena Hales (1842-1919) 7 June 1857 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Ancestors are from the United States.

Jacob was among the first to volunteer in 1846 for the 500-strong Mormon Battalion to join the war with Mexico. After discharge, he panned for gold in California then returned to Utah, where he married three wives and became a Presiding Elder, gaining the nickname "Tall Walkin' Jesus".


Offspring of Jacob Truman and Elizabeth Boyes (1831-1919)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Martha Ann Truman (1850-1892) 2 May 1850 Cottonwood, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 26 February 1892 Fillmore, Millard County, Utah, United States Nathaniel Ashby (1835-1882)
John Powell (1822-1902)

John Franklin Truman (1851-1865)
Emma Maria Truman (1851-1921)
Jacob Boyce Truman (1855-1873)
George Almus Truman (1857-1919)
William Thomas Truman (1858-1947)
Lucius Truman (1860-1861)
Lucy Elizabeth Truman (1864-1905)
Albert Henry Truman (1867-1939)
Mary Lois Truman (1871-1959)
Lacina Almena Truman (1873-1959)
Esther Priscilla Truman (1876-1936)

Offspring of Jacob Truman and Catherine Maxwell (1828-1922)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ralph Maxwell Truman (1857-1871)
Rhoda Maria Truman (1859-1907)
Catherine Lauretta Truman (1861-1933)
Elizabeth Ann Truman (1863-1863)
Mica Spencer Truman (1865-1947)
Ellen Sophia Truman (1867-1956)
Arthur Monroe Truman (1869-1925)

Footnotes (including sources)

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2 Wedding 2
  • Bigamy was legal in Utah Territory.


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