Robert Burrows Pate
(1801-1875)

Robert Burrows Pate was born on 27 Feb 1801 in Marsden, Lancashire, England. He died on 28 Oct 1875 in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. He was buried in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, USA.

Robert married Betty Broughton in 1822. Betty was born in May of 1802. She died on 12 May 1838 in Burnley, Lancashire, England from complications relating to child birth. They had the following children: (1) Mary Pate (1823-****); (2) Sarah Pate (1826-1840); (3) Isabella Pate (1828-1857); (4) Nathan Pate (1830-1831); (5) Rachel Pate (1833-1845); (6) James Pate (1835-1836); and (7) Betty Pate (1838-****).

After Betty's death, Robert married Mary Greenwood, daughter of William Sr Greenwood and Sarah Utley or Uttley, on 22 Mar 1840 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Mary was born on 14 May 1804 in Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England. She died on 21 Nov 1890 in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. She was buried in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, USA. They had the following children: (1) John Greenwood Pate (1841-1841); (2) Greenwood Greenwood Pate (1842-1842); (3) Jacob Greenwood Pate (1844-1935); and (4) Ezra Greenwood Pate (1844-1875).



Obituary
(Deseret News 1875)

In Union, October 28th, ROBERT B. PATE. Also, at the same place, Nov. 4, EZRA G. PATE, son of Robert B. Pate, in his 32nd year.

Bro. Robert B. Pate was born in Marsden, Lancaster Co., England, February 27th, 1801; baptized by Elder Francis Moon, in Burnley Eng., Nov. 4, 1839; ordained a priest Nov. 18, 1939; ordained an Elder in Manchester by Elder Heber C. Kimballs and Joseph Fielding, July 7, 1840; came to Warsaw, Illinois in 1841 remained in that vicinity til the Fall of 1845 when his house and provisions were burned by an incendiary mob who proposed to help him rebuild if he would deny the faith. He said "I intend to build again and I will put powder under the house and will blow you and the house sky high if you come to burn again." Houseless and destitute, he went to Nauvoo, Ill., where he was ordained a seventy and labored through the Winter, made a wagon for himself; in the Spring 1846 crossed over the Mississippi River into Iowa, camped in his wagon three months on Indian Prairie and then went to Winter Quarters and remained there until the saints were ordered to leave that place; then went to Council Bluffs, settled on North Pigeon, Potawatamie County where he remained until 1852 when, with his family, he came to Utah, continuing to Salt Lake County laboring faithfully in the cause of truth, till his death. Bro Pate received all the ordinances of the Gospel as fast as opportunity presented, was ordained a High Priest in South Cottonwood Ward and just two weeks before his death was re-baptized.


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