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Hannah Cordelia MECHAM was born about 1828. She has Ancestral File Number 18V8-TN. Parents: Joseph MEACHAM II and Hannah Ladd TYLER.

Spouse: William Furlsbury CARTER. William Furlsbury CARTER and Hannah Cordelia MECHAM were married on 31 JAN 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa.


Joshua MECHAM was born on 10 DEC 1795 in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died on 29 MAR 1841 at Springville, Cole County, Illinois. He has Ancestral File Number 26D6-J9. Parents: Joshua MEACHAM and Permelia CHAPMAN.


Moses Worthen MECHAM was born on 19 FEB 1804 in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died on 22 JUL 1878 at Provo, Utah County, Utah. He was buried on 26 JUL 1878 in Provo, Utah County, Utah. He has Ancestral File Number 1FCP-D1. He was also known as Leonidas Moses Worthen Mecham. Parents: Joshua MEACHAM and Permelia CHAPMAN.


Permelia MECHAM was born on 15 FEB 1800 in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She died on 23 JUN 1868 at Copely, Knox County, Illinois. She has Ancestral File Number 2QVD-JN. Parents: Joshua MEACHAM and Permelia CHAPMAN.


Photo Roxena MECHAM was born on 2 DEC 1830 in Salem, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. She was a pioneer and began the journey with the in 1851. She died on 14 SEP 1918 at Santaquin, Utah County, Utah. She was buried on 17 SEP 1919 in the Santaquin City Cemetery at Santaquin, Utah County, Utah She has Ancestral File Number 18V8-SH. Parents: Edward MECHAM and Irene CURRIER.

Spouse: William Furlsbury CARTER. William Furlsbury CARTER and Roxena MECHAM were married on 13 MAR 1847 in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Children were: Irene CARTER, Permelia Elvira CARTER, Edward Meacham CARTER, Arletta CARTER, William Furlsbury CARTER, Marybaugh Roxena CARTER, Sally Ann Silver CARTER, Junietta CARTER, Amasa CARTER, Annelia CARTER.


Photo Sally Ann MECHAM was born on 22 DEC 1842 in Nashville, Lee County, Iowa. She died on 15 NOV 1910 at Benjamin, Utah County, Utah. She was buried in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery at Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah She has Ancestral File Number 18V8-W1. Parents: Edward MECHAM and Irene CURRIER.

Spouse: William Furlsbury CARTER. William Furlsbury CARTER and Sally Ann MECHAM were married on 2 DEC 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Children were: Mary Ann Arvilla CARTER, John Edward CARTER, William Francis CARTER, Sophie Irena CARTER, Lewis M. CARTER, Emily Ann CARTER, Verenus (Dick) CARTER, Maylon Furlsbury CARTER, Sally Matilda CARTER.


Samuel MECHAM was born on 23 JAN 1798 in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire. He died on 28 FEB 1882 at Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. He has Ancestral File Number 2QVJ-TR. Parents: Joshua MEACHAM and Permelia CHAPMAN.


Sylvia Amaretta MECHAM was born on 28 JUL 1820 in Hopkinton, St. Lawrence County, New York. She died on 24 MAY 1894 at Park Valley, Box Elder County, Utah. She has Ancestral File Number 1896-VS. Parents: Stephen Peabody MEACHAM and Dorothy Maria RANSOM.

Spouse: Dominicus CARTER. Dominicus CARTER and Sylvia Amaretta MECHAM were married on 28 MAR 1839 in Adams County, Illinois. They were divorced. Children were: Erastus Francis CARTER.


Gertrude Hope MEDCALF was born on 12 JAN 1900 in Vermont. She appeared in the census on 3 APR 1930 in Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont. She died on 27 FEB 1980 at Barre, Washington County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008.) She had Social Security Number 009-18-7772.
Social Security Death Index Record
Name:
Gertrude Colby
SSN: 009-18-7772
Last Residence: 05038 Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States of America
Born: 12 Jan 1900
Last Benefit: 05038 Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United States of America
Died: Feb 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: Vermont (Before 1951 )

Spouse: Edwin Harold COLBY. Edwin Harold COLBY and Gertrude Hope MEDCALF were married on 22 FEB 1920 in Corinth, Orange County, Vermont. (SOURCE: Ancestry.com; Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008.) Children were: Merle Gordon COLBY, Kenneth Lloyd COLBY, Gail Mavis COLBY.


Matilda MEDCRAFT was born in JAN 1824 in England. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Union, Union County, New Jersey. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Union, Union County, New Jersey. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Bloomfield, Essex County, New Jersey. Job Harris home for the aged. She died about 1907 at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. Parents: John Medcraft b. 1800 and Matilda Rabboth b. 1800.

Spouse: Johnson N. COLBY. Johnson N. COLBY and Matilda MEDCRAFT were married on 8 DEC 1846 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1302554; Marriage records, 1795-1920 Essex County (New Jersey). County Clerk.) Children were: William Rabboth COLBY, Andrew Glass COLBY, Arthur COLBY, Emily G. COLBY, Cornelia COLBY.


Hannah MELBOURN was born date unknown.

Spouse: John VARNEY. John VARNEY and Hannah MELBOURN were married on 20 MAY 1782 in England.


Jemima MELCHER was born about 1771.

Spouse: Abner BLAISDELL. Abner BLAISDELL and Jemima MELCHER were married on 9 FEB 1792 in Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Alternate date: 15 Jun 1791.


Trintje MELGERTS was born in 1621 in Albany, Albany County, New York. She died. @T4067@

Spouse: Wynant Gerritse VANDERPOOL. Wynant Gerritse VANDERPOOL and Trintje MELGERTS were married in 1650 in Albany, Albany County, New York. Children were: Margaret (Margriet) Wynantse VANDERPOOL, Catryn Wynantje VANDERPOOL, Gerritt Wynantse VANDERPOOL, Gerrit VANDERPOOL.


Photo Edyth B. MELLISH was born in OCT 1876 in Massachusetts. She appeared in the census in 1900 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census on 5 APR 1930 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She died in 1944. She was buried in the George Hill Cemetery at Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire

Spouse: Forest Louis COLBY. Forest Louis COLBY and Edyth B. MELLISH were married on 14 SEP 1898 in Enfield, Grafton County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Vital records of Enfield, NH.) Children were: Marion Virginia COLBY.


Fanny MELLON was born on 27 JAN 1806 in Fairfield, Franklin County, Vermont. (Daughter of John Mellon and Ruth Hopkins.) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin. She appeared in the census in 1870 in Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin. She died on 18 MAY 1887 at Lemonweir, Juneau County, Wisconsin.

Spouse: Rial B. PLUMMER. Rial B. PLUMMER and Fanny MELLON were married about 1858.


Clara Altheria MELLOR was born on 1 OCT 1853 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She immigrated on 21 MAY 1856 from England to Utah. The family were members of the ill fated Martin Handcart Company.
Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Donald Max MELLOR was born on 1 MAY 1924 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: Joseph Merrill MELLOR and Lilly WATTS.

Spouse: Thelma SORENSEN. Donald Max MELLOR and Thelma SORENSEN were married on 12 FEB 1947 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. Children were: Glenn MELLOR, Larry Don MELLOR, Kelly Dale MELLOR.


Eliza MELLOR died in MAR 1856 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She was born on 23 MAR 1856 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Elizabeth Ann MELLOR was born on 1 JAN 1867 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She died on 16 SEP 1924 at Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: John MELLOR and Amy BELLAMY.

Spouse: James William DUFFIN. James William DUFFIN and Elizabeth Ann MELLOR were married on 28 NOV 1890 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. Children were: James William DUFFIN Jr.


Elizabeth Charlet MELLOR was born on 16 JAN 1842 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She immigrated on 21 MAY 1856 from England to Utah. The family were members of the ill fated Martin Handcart Company.
Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Emma Marintha MELLOR was born on 1 OCT 1853 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She immigrated on 21 MAY 1856 from England to Utah. The family were members of the ill fated Martin Handcart Company.
Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Glenn MELLOR was born on 13 FEB 1948 in Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: Donald Max MELLOR and Thelma SORENSEN.


James MELLOR Sr. was born on 30 MAY 1819 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He immigrated on 21 MAY 1856 from England to Utah. Ship: Horizon
Date of Departure: 25 May 1856 Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
LDS Immigrants: 856 Church Leader: Edward Martin
Date of Arrival: 30 Jun 1856 Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachussettes
Source(s): BMR, pp. 151-188 (FHL #025,691)
Notes: "DEPARTURES. -- The Ship Horizon, Captain Reed, sailed from Liverpool for Boston, May 25, 1856, with 856 souls of the Saints on board, under the presidency of Elders Edward Martin, Jesse Haven, and George P. Waugh. The following Elders who have held responsible positions in this country, also sailed on this ship -- Elders T. B. Broderick and John Toone from Utah -- the latter retires from his labors on account of ill health -- John Jaques, Robert Holt, Thomas Ord, James Stones, Henry Squires, and Robert Evans were presidents of conferences. . . ."
<MS, 18:24 (June 14, 1856), p.377>

"NINETY-SIXTH COMPANY. -- Horizon, 856 Saints. On the twenty-fifth of May 1856, the ship Horizon, Captain Reed, sailed from Liverpool for Boston, with 856 Saints on board, under the presidency of Elders Edward Martin, Jesse Haven and George P. Waugh. The following elders, who had held responsible positions in the British Mission also sailed in this ship: Thomas B. Broderick and John Toone (both from Utah), John Jaques, Robert Holt, Thomas Ord, James Stones, Henry Squires and Robert Evans. Of the emigrants six hundred and thirty-five were P. [Perpetual] E. [Emigration] Fund emigrants and two hundred and twenty-one ordinary, including seven cabin passengers. Among the number were Samuel Pucell and family who had given the first sixpence to the Mormon elders when they first went to England in 1837. On the thirtieth of June the steamer Huron towed the Horizon to Constitution wharf, at Boston, where the emigrants debarked. They then took cars for Iowa City, crossing the Hudson at Albany and passing through Buffalo on the fourth of July. The company arrived in Iowa City on the eighth of July. (Millennial Star, Vol. XVIII, pages 377, 542, 536, 554)"
<Cont., 14:1 (Nov. 1892), pp.21-22>

"Sun 25. [May 1856] -- The ship Horizon sailed from Liverpool with 856 Saints, under the direction of Edward Martin. The company arrived safely at Boston, and reached Iowa City by rail July 8th."
<CC, p.56>
He was a pioneer and began the journey with the Martin Handcart Company in 1856 to Utah. In 1880 he was a Post Master in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He appeared in the census on 21 JUN 1900 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He died on 19 DEC 1903 at Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He was a Stockman & Farmer. Places of Residence: 1860 - Springville, Utah County, Utah

James' second wife Mary Knowles was a convert to the Later-day Saint Church in England. They settled in Fayette, Utah. James and Mary had six children. James immigrated May 21, 1856. James attended the Leicester, England Conference. In 1860, James had a household of 8, a real wealth of $150, and a personal wealth of $275. Parents: William MELLOR and Ann DILKS.

Spouse: Mary Ann PAYNE. James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE were married on 26 JUN 1848. Children were: William Charles MELLOR, Lousia MELLOR, Mary Ann MELLOR, Salina Ann MELLOR, Elizabeth Charlet MELLOR, Mary Ann MELLOR, James MELLOR, Emma Marintha MELLOR, Clara Altheria MELLOR, Lizzie MELLOR, Eliza MELLOR, John Carlos MELLOR.

Spouse: Mary KNOWLES. James MELLOR Sr. and Mary KNOWLES were married on 21 NOV 1877 in St. George, Washington County, Utah. They appeared in the census on 16 JUN 1880 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. Children were: James William MELLOR.


James MELLOR was born on 8 OCT 1848 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He immigrated on 21 MAY 1856 from England to Utah. The family were members of the ill fated Martin Handcart Company.

Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


James William MELLOR was born on 23 FEB 1879 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He appeared in the census on 16 JUN 1880 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. (living at home with father and mother.) He died on 4 APR 1948 at Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary KNOWLES.


Jay Watts MELLOR was born on 11 NOV 1920 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He died on 20 MAR 1921 at Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: Joseph Merrill MELLOR and Lilly WATTS.


John MELLOR was born on 10 FEB 1811 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He immigrated in 1868 from England to Utah. He died on 17 NOV 1892 at Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: William MELLOR and Ann DILKS.

Spouse: Mary FLETCHER. John MELLOR and Mary FLETCHER were married on 31 DEC 1837 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England.

Spouse: Amy BELLAMY. John MELLOR and Amy BELLAMY were married on 31 DEC 1850 in England. Children were: Elizabeth Ann MELLOR.


John Carlos MELLOR was born on 1 FEB 1860 in Springville, Utah County, Utah. Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Joseph Merrill MELLOR was born on 6 NOV 1892 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah.
Census Place: Fayette, Sanpete, Utah
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Joseph M. MELLOR Self M M W 26 UT
Occ: Farmer Fa: Eng Mo: UT
Lily MELLOR Wife F M W 22 UT
Occ: Keeps House Fa: UT Mo: UT
Paul MELLOR Son M S W 2 UT
Fa: UT Mo: UT
Margaret MELLOR Dau F S W 1 UT
Fa: UT Mo: UT
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He died on 3 MAR 1964 at Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah. He was buried on 7 MAR 1964 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He has Ancestral File Number EOLI. Parents: William Charles MELLOR and Delila Vilate PALMER.

Spouse: Lilly WATTS. Joseph Merrill MELLOR and Lilly WATTS were married on 21 DEC 1916 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Children were: Merrill Paul MELLOR, Margaret Delila MELLOR, Jay Watts MELLOR, Vera MELLOR, Donald Max MELLOR.


Karen MELLOR was born on 21 MAY 1948 in Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: Merrill Paul MELLOR and LaDean Frances SHERWOOD.

Spouse: Arland LeRoy KESTER. Arland LeRoy KESTER and Karen MELLOR were married on 28 SEP 1965 in Provo, Utah County, Utah. Children were: Marcy Lyn KESTER, Stefanie KESTER, Paige Al KESTER.


Kelly Dale MELLOR was born on 29 OCT 1954 in Gunnison, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: Donald Max MELLOR and Thelma SORENSEN.


Kristy Lynne MELLOR was born on 4 DEC 1971 in Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. Parents: Stephen Paul MELLOR and Edith Adele PADIGIMUS.


Larry Don MELLOR was born on 7 FEB 1951 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. Parents: Donald Max MELLOR and Thelma SORENSEN.


LaVon Sherwood MELLOR was born on 1 MAR 1951 in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. He served a mission on 17 JAN 1971 in California. California Mission returned home 1 Jan 1973. Parents: Merrill Paul MELLOR and LaDean Frances SHERWOOD.


Lizzie MELLOR died in MAR 1856 at Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She was born on 23 MAR 1856 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Lousia MELLOR was born on 23 MAY 1840 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She immigrated on 21 MAY 1856 from England to Utah. The family were members of the ill fated Martin Handcart Company.
She died on 25 DEC 1911.
Blessed Indeed

I, Louisa Mellor Clark, oldest living daughter of James Mellor and Mary Ann Payne, was born 23 May, 1840, in the town of Leicester, England. My father was born in Leicester 20 March, 1818 and my mother was born 23 January, 1819, in Warwick, England. They were married on 14 March, 1838, All Saints Parish, in Leicester, England. They had twelve children born to them: Saline Ann, Louisa, Elizabeth Charlotte, Mary Ann 1st, Mary Ann the 2nd, James Mellor, William Charles, Emma Marintha, Clara Altheria, Eliza and Elizabeth, and John Carlos. Emma and Clara, and Eliza and Elizabeth were twins.

Father and mother were blessed, as they heard the gospel from some of the first missionaries sent to England. Father received it first, and soon after mother accepted it as the true Church. We do not have the exact date when they joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but it was in April, 1844, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, where we lived for three years. A few months after joining the Church the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were killed by the mob. It was thought by some of the Saints that that might be the end of Mormonism, but not those who were faithful. I was very young, about five years old, but I remember quite well one circumstance when Apostle John Taylor came to Leeds. My mother and a Sister Cluff were going to meeting and carrying their babies, when Brother Taylor and his brother came along in their carriage. Apostle Taylor stopped the carriage and asked them to get in and ride to meeting.

My parents were very poor. My father was a wool comber by trade, and worked at the factory daily. Work was getting very poor as machinery was high, so we went back to Leicester and Papa gave up working at his trade and got work in the factory dyeing yarn. I lived at home and went to Sunday School regularly, but I only had about six months' schooling in my life. I went to work doing various kinds of labor. I was a nurse girl for years, then I worked for a lady and turned the mangle, which was seemingly hard work. I took sick and would have died if it hadn't been for the blessings of the Lord. The doctor said I would die, and I guess I would have if I had taken his medicine, but I threw it in the fire. I was baptized at about the age of 14 by Elder Newton in Leicester Conference.

There was one faith-promoting incident I wish to mention. We lived quite a distance from our own meetinghouse, but mother always went to Sunday afternoon meeting, taking the twins along. This particular Sunday I thought I would go to Sunday School close by our home, which was not L. D. S., but when I took my book to read, my speech was gone so I could not read a word, but when I got home my speech came back. That was a great testimony to me, and after that I walked three miles to the L. D. S. Sunday School, and came home at noon to help my mother carry her babies to meeting in the afternoon. It was not long after father and mother accepted the Gospel that they found their friends and loved ones turning away from them. The spirit of gathering soon took hold of them, and although father worked as a local missionary, he still prepared to go to Utah, or at least West.

My parents were, at that time, the only members of their families who had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so my father preached among his people. He converted his brother, John, and his family, and they came to Zion. My father was appointed to preach at two country villages every Sunday not far from Leicester, five and seven miles. I often went with him and enjoyed it very much, for I thought it so lovely to see potatoes and other things grow, as we didn't see these things growing in a big town. Finally we were called to emigrate to Utah and leave our relatives and friends, which was quite a trial. The hardest was to leave my poor grandfather. I think I can see him now, although he is sleeping in his grave - I hope in peace, for he was a good man. He wept and offered money to his daughter, my dear mother, but relief was offered too late, for the gospel was more than anything else.

When my parents left England they had seven small children, as Saline Ann and Mary Ann had died when very young. The twins, Emma and Clara, were the youngest, and two-and-one-half years old at that time. We stayed awhile at Liverpool to secure our passage, and while there mother gave birth to another pair of twins, who died shortly after birth. They were Siamese twins, and just like little dolls. The doctor gave mother up and said she could not live, that if we took her on board the ship the sharks would follow until she died. Brother Wheelock and Brother Goddard and others administered to her and promised her that she would live and come to Utah that she would see her seed in Zion, and that her mission on this earth was not yet finished. The doctor said he had buried the twins in the ocean, but later we found that he had preserved them, and had made a fortune with them.

While we were in Liverpool, I spent my 16th birthday. It was on May 23, 1856, and a sad one it was for me, as I was left alone with a sick mother and a little sister 2 1/2 years old, as my father had to take the rest of the family and go aboard. The ship sailed out to sea, so I thought my father could not come back again, but he did. My mother was very low, but father said if she wanted to go he wouldn't give her up, so they got a stretcher and carried her in a bed to the seashore and then in a steamboat out to sea to catch the vessel where the rest of the children were. When we got to the vessel the Captain asked: What are you bringing a dead woman here for, and why don't you throw her in the sea?" But they got her on board, and some of the sisters tended her. I had the care of the family of nine -- seven children.

We left Liverpool under the leadership of Edward Martin on the ship Horizon. There were 856 Saints in all who were coming to North America. Storms arose and the ship tipped to and fro and delayed us from a straight voyage; however, on the evening of 28 June, 1856, the ship cast anchor in the Boston Harbor. By this time my mother was getting better and able to get around some, so we joined the Saints and went west to Iowa. After landing we took what might be called cattle cars, which were thought good enough for Mormons, until we reached Iowa. We remained in Iowa City from July 8 to July 28, 1856, where my father secured work, and with the means was able to get two handcarts and some food and clothes to make the journey across the plains.

One thing happened that convinced me that if we put our trust in our Heavenly Father he will answer our prayers when we are in need. While we were in Iowa we had to burn, or sell, our things because we could not haul them, and so as we were two miles from the city, mother and I went to town to sell a few things, such as clothes. We walked from house to house before we could sell them, and as we were so long when we got back to camp they had dinner started again, and the captain came back and met us. Poor mother was sick after that, but the Lord protected us from wild beasts and gave us food to eat.

Mother was put in the wagon for awhile. We traveled twenty miles a day, and then my father took sick. He got so weak he could not pull his handcart, so I had to help him. We had two handcarts; my sister and I pulled one, and father and the younger sister pulled the other one. Father got weaker, so we had to lighten our load again, and as 17 pounds were all that was allowed for each adult we had but little to spare, but a box of books and records which father valued very much. What could we do but let them go? As we were going through the town we stopped and I helped carry them in a house, and we got the privilege to leave them till we sent for them, but we never got them again.

While crossing the plains, trials of different kinds were our portion. Many fainted and fell by the wayside. Many a mound was dug and a fervent prayer uttered for those gone and those left, that God would spare them to reach Zion. We were so fatigued and hungry that we would sometimes stop and get rawhide to chew on, as our food was diminished. We tried to keep a little flour as long as we could to make porridge for the children; at first it was biscuits; then pancakes; then porridge. Often we would cook a hide, or piece of it, to get a little strength; it being winter, we could not find weeds to help out. One time, mother and family saw a young man chew his finger ends before dying. A little incident I well remember occurred on the journey. A cow died with calf, and mother got the calf head and roasted it in the campfire. The next day we took it along with us and had a great feast of it.

The first snowstorm left about two feet of snow on the ground, and we began to feel very nervous. We had to wade through more streams, and sometimes up to our waists, and when we got through our clothes would freeze on us until a great many gave up and many died, mostly old people. At last the snow got to be four and five feet deep and often we had to shovel a road before we could move. Thus our traveling was very slow and our provisions nearly gave out.

My mother, still being weak, finally gave up and said she could go no further. The company could not wait for her, so she bade my father goodbye and kissed each one of the children Godspeed. Then my mother sat down on a boulder and wept. I told my sister, Elizabeth, to take good care of the twins and the rest of the family, and that I would stay with mother. I went a few yards away and prayed with faith that God would help us, that He would protect us from devouring wolves, and asked that He would let us reach camp. As I was going back to where my mother was sitting I found a pie in the road. I picked it up and gave it to mother to eat. After resting awhile we started on our journey, thanking God for the blessings. A few miles before we reached camp we met my father coming out to meet us. We arrived in camp at 10:00 p.m. Many times after that mother felt like giving up and quitting, but then would remember how wonderful the Lord had been to spare her so many times, and offered a prayer of gratitude instead. So she went on her way rejoicing while walking the blood-stained path of snow.

The snow was getting deeper and it was growing colder and more bitter at nights. My father's feet were both frozen. One night I had been holding my sister, Clara, in my arms while I slept, and when I awoke I found my long braids frozen to the ground. They had to be cut off to release them.

At last, some of the company gave up and decided they could go no further. We all gathered around and held a meeting, praying God to help us, as we knew it was He alone who could deliver us from death. We were happy and willing to die for a just cause. The Lord knew our desperate condition, and sent us deliverance. A hurrah! burst from the camp as three messengers came riding in - Brother Cyrus Wheelock, Joseph A. Young, and E. Hawks. They told us to cheer up as there were ten wagons loaded with provisions only three miles away, but they were snowed in. They could not get to us, but for us to eat all the food we had left for the morning's breakfast and by the next night we could get to the camp. We had to do much hard work and shoveling of snow before we reached camp, but they had a large fire and a good supper prepared for us and we were very thankful - the overwhelming feeling we had cannot be described. These scouts had traveled over 200 miles to meet our company. They were sent by President Brigham Young and the saints in Salt Lake.

Some of our company were so nearly exhausted by this time that a goodly number died; some were frozen to death and others were with frozen hands and feet. Only about one-half of our company survived to reach Salt Lake Valley; however, all of my people got through. We arrived in Salt Lake on November 30, 1856, being six months from England. Brother Wheelock and Brother Goddard were in the crowd to meet us when we arrived. They asked for James Mellor. When they saw him they were stunned! A man 38 years of age with hair as white as the driven snow! Indeed, the trials and tribulations, the hardships and the deprivations they had suffered from England to Salt Lake Valley had taken its toll. They took him in their arms and wept! They also greeted my mother, to whom they had promised life and that she would live to see Zion. We were received by the saints, some with tears in their eyes and some with joy. We were a pitiful sight to see, and for weeks this company was not allowed to eat much nor to see themselves in a mirror. President Young met us, and when he saw us he was so melted down with grief at sight of our condition he had to go home sick, but he blessed us first.

We stayed in the city about three days, then started south with my parents. They divided us to be cared for during the winter months. My father and mother and family went to Springville, where my youngest brother, John Carlos, was born. They later moved to Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah, where my father engaged in sheep raising and farming. In 1873 he became postmaster of Fayette. During their lives in this community they suffered many hardships in the Black Hawk war. However, they reared the family in grace and truth, all of them going through the Temple. Later on my father went to Manchester, England, and contacted his oldest brother, John, bringing him and his family back with him.

On the journey south from Salt Lake I was left at the home of Sister Roper in Provo, Utah, to do housework for a few weeks. She wanted me to marry one of her sons but I did not like him for a husband, and also did not feel I wanted to be married at that time, so I made it a matter of prayer to God to know if it was right to marry him, and it was made manifest to me that he was not the right man. But God showed me my husband and his family in a few weeks. Edward Watkin Clark came to ask Sister Roper if I could wait on his wife who had just been confined. She agreed to let me go for two or three weeks. So I went to live at Brother Clark's home and was invited to come into his home as his wife. I gave the matter much thought and finally gave my consent, as I liked him very much. My parents gave their consent so we went to the City and were married and sealed by President Brigham Young on February 3, 1857. I lived with him and in the same house with his family three years and six months. My first son was born in May 12, 1859. Later I moved to a home of my own. I have borne to my husband nine children and eight are living at this time. We went through the Endowment House and were sealed over the altar in 1868 by Daniel H. Wells in Salt Lake.

Now, my children and grandchildren, who are living today, the year of Jubilee, we, your parents, wish you, as we shall be in the graves, to hunt up our records, and if possible do some more of our work as we have not had time to do all. And also for any of our posterity that have died and not finished their work, and if it is consistent with the will of our Father in Heaven, we your parents, will aid you and bless you in all righteousness.

Note: Louisa Mellor Clark died December 25, 1911 - D.U.P. History Files

Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.

Spouse: Edwin Watkin CLARK. Edwin Watkin CLARK and Lousia MELLOR were married on 3 FEB 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.


Lynn Merrill MELLOR was born on 14 FEB 1957 in Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. Parents: Merrill Paul MELLOR and LaDean Frances SHERWOOD.


Margaret Delila MELLOR was born on 21 JAN 1919 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. She appeared in the census in 1920 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. (living at home with father and mother) She died on 12 SEP 1989. She had Social Security Number 528-18-8754 . Parents: Joseph Merrill MELLOR and Lilly WATTS.

Spouse: Elmar Edward LIND. Elmar Edward LIND and Margaret Delila MELLOR were married on 6 MAY 1944. Children were: Mary Joyce LIND, Barbara Jean LIND.


Mary Ann MELLOR was born on 1 JUN 1836 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She died at England. Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Mary Ann MELLOR was born on 3 MAR 1845 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Comment: Unable to locate Bradford, Leicestershire, England in my research books. Can find Bradford but not in Leicestershire. She immigrated on 21 MAY 1856 from England to Utah. The family were members of the ill fated Martin Handcart Company.
Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Mary Jean MELLOR was born on 29 JUN 1944 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. She was christened/baptized on 6 AUG 1944 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: Merrill Paul MELLOR and LaDean Frances SHERWOOD.

Spouse: Julian Jay SANDERSON. Julian Jay SANDERSON and Mary Jean MELLOR were married on 3 JAN 1964. Children were: Mary Julia SANDERSON, Boyce Jay SANDERSON.


Merrill Paul MELLOR was born on 11 SEP 1917 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. (living at home with father and mother) He died in MAR 1985. Parents: Joseph Merrill MELLOR and Lilly WATTS.

Spouse: LaDean Frances SHERWOOD. Merrill Paul MELLOR and LaDean Frances SHERWOOD were married on 16 JUN 1941 in Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. Children were: Stephen Paul MELLOR, Mary Jean MELLOR, Karen MELLOR, LaVon Sherwood MELLOR, Lynn Merrill MELLOR.


Salina Ann MELLOR was born on 1 OCT 1837 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She died at England. Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.


Scot Alex MELLOR was born on 16 MAY 1973 in Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah. Parents: Stephen Paul MELLOR and Edith Adele PADIGIMUS.


Stephen Paul MELLOR was born on 13 SEP 1942 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He was christened/baptized on 1 NOV 1942 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. He served a mission on 9 APR 1962. Great Lakes Mission Returned home 9 April 1964. He served in the military in JUL 1968. U.S. Army discharged in July 1970. Parents: Merrill Paul MELLOR and LaDean Frances SHERWOOD.

Spouse: Edith Adele PADIGIMUS. Stephen Paul MELLOR and Edith Adele PADIGIMUS were married on 5 JUN 1968 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Children were: Kristy Lynne MELLOR, Scot Alex MELLOR.


Vera MELLOR was born on 27 MAR 1922 in Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. She died on 17 DEC 2002 at Nephi, Juab County, Utah.
Vera Mellor Wankier 1922-2002
The Daily Herald on Sunday, December 29

Vera Mellor Wankier, 80, passed away December 27, 2002, in Nephi, Utah.

She was born March 27th 1922, in Fayette, Utah, to Joseph Merrill and Lily Watts Mellor. She married Clem Joseph Wankier June 7, 1940, in Levan, Utah. Marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. He died Feb. 5,1991.

She is survived by four daughters, Jayne Wilson of Nephi, UT; Lillian (George) Fish of South Jordan, UT; Dorothy (Newell) Rigby of Ogden, UT;Judy (Lee) Pitcher of Clermont, FL; daughter-in-law, Peggy Wankier of Nephi, UT; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grand children. Preceded in death by her husband, Clem and son, Jack.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon December 30, 2002, at the Levan LDS Chapel. Friends and family may call prior to services from 10:30 a.m. until time of services. Interment will be in the Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Utah.

This story appeared in The Daily Herald on page A7.

Parents: Joseph Merrill MELLOR and Lilly WATTS.

Spouse: Clem Joseph WANKIER. Clem Joseph WANKIER and Vera MELLOR were married on 7 JUN 1940 in Levan, Juab County, Utah. Children were: Jayne Carolyn WANKIER, Clem Jack WANKIER, Lillian Karen WANKIER, Dorothy Ann WANKIER, Judy Marilyn WANKIER.


William MELLOR was born on 1 DEC 1771. He died on 24 OCT 1842.

Spouse: Ann DILKS. William MELLOR and Ann DILKS were married on 17 JUL 1797. Children were: John MELLOR, James MELLOR Sr..


William Charles MELLOR was born on 15 APR 1851 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He immigrated on 21 MAY 1856 from England to Utah. The family were members of the ill fated Martin Handcart Company.
He died on 29 JUN 1932 at Fayette, Sanpete County, Utah. Parents: James MELLOR Sr. and Mary Ann PAYNE.

Spouse: Delila Vilate PALMER. William Charles MELLOR and Delila Vilate PALMER were married on 20 JUL 1874. Children were: Joseph Merrill MELLOR.


Rose May MELONSON was born in 1857 in St. Marys Bay, Digby County, Nova Scotia. She appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1880 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 11 JUN 1900 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 18 APR 1910 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts. She appeared in the census on 3 JAN 1920 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Spouse: John Henry COLBY. John Henry COLBY and Rose May MELONSON were married on 20 JAN 1879 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: NEHGS, Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910. Previously married to a Mr. Calder.) Children were: Lillian E. COLBY, Rinaldo Anastas Lester COLBY, Lawrence Regnald COLBY.


Samuel MELOON has Ancestral File Number BJZK-KP.

Spouse: Mary CARTER. Samuel MELOON and Mary CARTER were married on 19 NOV 1724 in Greenland, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

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