Richman Family

Thomas Lorenzo Obray & Martha Shelton

  • They are the parents of Annie Shelton Obray.
  • Life history of Thomas Lorenzo Obray by his granddaughter Annie Obray Oldham.
  • Obray Family History by his son George Shelton Obray.
  • Thomas Lorenzo Obray and Martha Shelton were the parents of 5 children: Louisa Shelton Obray, Emma Jane Shelton Obray, Thomas Lorenzo Shelton Obray, George Shelton Obray, Annie Shelton Obray.
  • Family group sheet
  • Summary: Thomas was born in Wales in 1821. He was baptized at age 23 and spent 6 years preaching the gospel. Became a friend of Lorenzo Snow, who ordained him a high priest, and Thomas took on the middle name Lorenzo. After his release from missionary work, he emigated to Utah in 1854. On the journey, he met up with the Shelton family and married their daughter Louise. Louise died of cholera 3 weeks later. Thomas later married Louise's sister Martha and moved to Wellsville. A year later, he married Caroline Brenchley, and later Ruth Nuttall Bradshaw. He had 28 children with these 3 polygamist wives. Thomas served two 5-month terms in the Utah Penitentiary for practicing polygamy. He moved to Paradise in 1862.

Thomas Lorenzo Obray

Thomas Lorenzo Obray

Thomas Lorenzo Obray jailed for polygamy

Thomas Lorenzo Obray jailed for polygamy

Thomas Lorenzo Obray jailed for polygamy

Thomas Lorenzo Obray jailed for polygamy. Thomas is the second from the right.

Martha Shelton Obray

Martha Shelton Obray

Martha Shelton Obray

Martha Shelton Obray

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Headstone of Martha Shelton Obray & Thomas L. Obray

Caroline Brenchley, another wife of Thomas Lorenzo Obray

Caroline Brenchley, a polygamist wife of Thomas Lorenzo Obray

Ruth Nuttall Bradshaw, another wife of Thomas Lorenzo Obray

Ruth Nuttall Bradshaw, a polygamist wife of Thomas Lorenzo Obray

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