Agnes Beveridge 1829-1907
BIRTHDATE: 20 May 1829 Scotland
DEATH: 6 Jan 1907 Clarkston, Cache Co., Utah
PARENTS: John Beveridge and Mary Burns
PIONEER: 17 Sep 1859 Edward Stevenson Wagon Train
SPOUSE: John Jardine
MARRIED: 15 Aug 1850/1851 Parkhead, Scotland
DEATH SP: 8 Aug 1903 Clarkston, Cache Co., Utah
Mary, 8 Sep 1852 (died as a child)
Sarah (Shumway), 7 Dec 1854
John Beveridge, 24 Nov 1856
Richard, 14 Sep 1858
James, 6 Dec 1860
Agnes (Shumway), 23 Mar 1863
Mary (Jenson), 1 Apr 1865
William, 17 Dec 1867
Eliza, 22 Aug 1870 (died as a child)
When Agnes first heard the Elders speak, she was convinced they had the truth and she was baptized in 1849 without her parent's knowledge. Her parents did not know about her baptism because they were so strongly opposed to it.
She was married on August 15, 1850 to John Jardine in Scotland. In April of 1855, John and Agnes sailed for Zion aboard the ship "Samuel Curling" for thirty days.
They went as far as Illinois where they stayed for four years working to save enough to travel to Utah. Her husband worked in the mines. They began their trek across the Plains in April, 1859, with two ox-teams and one wagon.
They held their meetings every Sunday, and "lots came to hear us, we felt the Lord, was with us. We were organized in camps, and George Q. Cannon was our captain. I walked all the way packing my baby Richard and my little girl Sarah and son John holding my skirt,” in her own words.
She helped dig the dugout they lived in after the arrival. Their family went without bread for three weeks, one time and on one 4th of July celebration, they had a dinner of bread and water, sitting on the floor to eat.
John Jardine presided over the Wellsville Ward, then later John was called as Bishop in the Clarkston Ward and acted in this position for twenty-five years.
When the Relief Society was organized in Wellsville, she was a teacher and had the same position when they moved to Clarkston. She was a counselor in the Relief Society until her death.
When they lived in Clarkston, John took a second wife. This was hard for Agnes. The second wife was rather sullen, and it was hard for the two of them to learn to love each other.
Agnes always read everything in the Deseret News which came on Tuesdays and Fridays. She never learned write but read well. She passed away at seventy-eight years age in 1907.