Lydia Hannah Draper
|Lydia Hannah Draper|
|Born|| October 4, 1848|
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
|Died|| October 28, 1912|
St. Johns, Apache, Arizona
|Spouse(s)||Bateman Haight Wilhelm|
Zemira and Amy Draper arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in late September, 1848, at the end of the long trail from Nauvoo, Illinois as part of the 1848 Brigham Young Company. About two weeks later, the Drapers' fourth child was born. They named her Lydia, after her grandmother Lydia Lathrop Draper, who had died shortly after they were driven from Nauvoo. The family soon moved further south and helped settle the town of Draper, Utah. They also lived for a time in Alpine and Rockville.
In 1864, 16-year-old Lydia married 21-year-old Bateman Haight Wilhelm, with whom she had seven children. Bateman later married a second wife, a widow named Grace, who bore him six children. The two families helped establish the towns of Rockville, Mount Carmel and Orderville in Utah, and Concho in Arizona.
When Bateman fled to Mexico because of anti-polygamy laws, Lydia stayed behind in Concho to continue homesteading. Eight years later, Bateman came back to Lydia in Arizona. In the early 1900s, they spent some time living in Silver City, New Mexico, where Bateman died and was buried. At some point after Bateman's death, Lydia moved back to St. Johns.
Bateman Haight Wilhelm and Lydia Hannah Draper had the following children:
- Born: September 8, 1872 in Rockville, Washington, Utah
- Died: November 9, 1950 in St. Johns, Apache, Arizona
- Born: April 14, 1879 in Rockville, Washington, Utah
- Died: November 27, 1959 in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico
Bateman Haight Wilhelm and Lydia Hannah Draper
Toy horse made by Lydia Hannah Draper for her grandson Clyde Irving Wilhelm