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Chapter Ten
Chart for Dora Edith BOYCE


First Generation



1. Dora Edith BOYCE was born on 14 Jun 1896 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 21 May 1976 in American Fork, Utah, Utah. She was buried in Mt.View Memorial Estates, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Dora married Wilford Woodruff WHITAKER son of Orson Robinson WHITAKER and Clarissa Melissa HICKERSON Photo on 09 Jul 1919 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Wilford was born on 04 Sep 1897 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 01 Sep 1986 in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 04 Sep 1986 in Memorial Estates, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:

i. Marné WHITAKER was born on 06 Aug 1920 in Morgan, Morgan, Utah. Marné married Albert Theodore TUTTLE son of Albert Mervin TUTTLE and Clarice Montez BEAL on 26 Jul 1943 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah. Albert was born on 02 Mar 1919 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah. He died on 28 Nov 1986 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in Memorial Estates Cemetery .

This is the Luther T. Tuttle Z.C.M.I. Store in Manti, Utah, which has been restored and removed to This is the Place Heritage Park at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake.

ii. Ballard "Jim" WHITAKER was born on 29 Mar 1922 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He died in Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington. Ballard married Lydia BERG .

iii. Yvonne WHITAKER was born on 11 Dec 1923 in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, and married Gordon D. HAWKINS on 15 Jun 1943 in Arizona Temple, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Gordon was born on 13 Dec 1922 in American Fork, Utah, Utah.

iv. Thomas Wilford WHITAKER was born on 20 May 1925 in Filmore, Millard, Utah. Thomas married (1) Marjorie RATH . Marjorie was born on 30 May. Thomas married (2) Beverly .

v. John Orson WHITAKER was born on 28 Feb 1927 in Filmore, Millard, Utah. John married Thelma WILLIS on 14 Dec 1951 in Logan, Cache, Utah. Thelma was born on 09 Oct 1932 in Laketown, Cache, Utah.

vi. Eugenia WHITAKER was born on 20 Nov 1928 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 20 Nov 1928 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

vii. Opal Jean WHITAKER was born on 24 Oct 1930 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Opal married Lewis Lorenzo GRIFFIN on 17 Sep 1949 in Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington. Lewis was born on 22 Aug 1927 in Payson, Utah, Utah.

viii. Dora Melissa WHITAKER was born on 04 Mar 1933 in Elko, Elko, Nevada. She died on 04 Mar 1933 in Elko, Elko, Nevada. She was buried in Elko Cemetery, Elko, Nevada.

ix. Wilford Woodruff WHITAKER Will was born on 29 Jun 1934 in Elko, Elko, Nevada. He was christened on 01 Nov 1942 in Wapato, Yakima, Washington. Wilford married (2) Marcia Ellen CHASE daughter of Donald Earl CHASE and Sharon Thelma BJORKMAN on 11 Jul 1987 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Marcia was born on 06 Oct 1956 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California. She was christened on 31 Oct 1964 in Long Beach, Orange, California.

Wilford married (1) Mary Jane MCCULLEY daughter of George Almon MCCULLEY and Opal FELLOWS on 01 May 1953 in Ellensburg, Kittitas, Wa. The marriage ended in divorce.Mary was born on 29 Jan 1937 in Cle Elum, Kittitas, Washington. She was christened on 07 Feb 1954 in Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington.

X. Richard Kent WHITAKER was born on 20 Oct 1938 in Wapato, Yakima, Washington. Richard married (2) Eilene CHIDESTER on 22 Oct 1964 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Eilene was born on 23 May 1937 in Buhl, Filer, Idaho. She died on 30 Jul 1991 in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona. Richard married (1) Mary Lou EDWARDS on 13 Jun 1958 in Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington. Mary was born on 07 Jun 1940 in Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington. Richard married (3) LeeAnn LISONBEE on 14 Dec 1991. LeeAnn was born on 11 Apr 1941.

xi. Robert Boyce WHITAKER was born on 21 Oct 1938 in Wapato, Yakima, Washington. Robert married Shaunna "B" GLOVER on 04 Apr 1963 in Logan, Cache, Utah. Shaunna was born on 05 Apr 1943 in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho.

Second Generation

John BOYCE was born on 22 Feb 1842 in Madison Island, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. He died on 01 Dec 1923 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 03 Dec 1923 in Orem City Cem, Orem, Utah, Utah. He married Ella Eugenia DESPAIN on 30 Jan 1879 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

5 Nov 1923 - Ella Eugenia Despain Boyce, 172 Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, Utah. "John Boyce" -

In writing a brief history of my husbands life, I know I cannot do it justice, knowing so little of his boy hood days, But at the request of our children, I shall put forth my best endeavor. John Boyce was born 22 Feb 1842 on an Island in the Missippi River near Nauvoo, Ills. The Island was called Madison Island. He must have been quite young when they moved into Nauvoo for they suffered the trials and percustion with the other saints.

His father B. B. [Benjamin Boyce] was one of the men that was taken by a mob to Missouri and whipped with hickory writhes until nearly dead, from the effects of which he never entrily recovered and which caused his death some months later. John at this time was about four years old. This left John's mother without any one of her own to look after her. A little girl was born some months after - Susan. There was a boy born before John his name was Alma he was drowned when about three years of age. Ira Hinkley one of Grandma Boyces nephews a boy about 17 yrs old, hearing of his aunts condition came back from W.Q. [Winter Quarters] and drove their team to W. Q. This kindness she fully appreciated. John mother also had two little girls between John and Susan but one died in '42 & the other '45. They were named Lois & Loenda.

John's mother married Hugh Day in 1847 and in 1850 emigrated to Utah. John was in his ninth year and walked across the plains all the way, helping to drive the loose cattle. I have not heard him tell of but one incident on that trip. One day he was sassy to an older man that had charge of the herd and John deservedly punished, and he always thought it served him right. John had little oportunity to attend school just a few months in the winter time. In summer he herded cows, taking them for miles along the Jordan River or up to the Warm Springs. He had his endowments when 16.

When he was ninteen years of age a call came in his Ward for volunteers to go back to the frontier and bring in emigrants. He volunteered along with William Newman, a life long friend and others. He took two yoke of oxen and made the trip, also the following year, on this last trip he met his first wife he did not know it then nor for several years after but he always admired her for her good nature and pleasant way under most trying circumstances. She was traveling with her father and wife and child. James Keates. The child was Jerod? Her father had come to Utah some years before and her mother had died before he left Wales.

John [Boyce] spent his young manhood in farming. They rented a farm in Bountiful one or two seasons. He also worked on the Temple block helping break rock for the Temple, also as cabinet maker he made a set of chairs for Bishop Ranley? for which he got paid. He used to go the the canyon for wood and one of these trips he nearly lost his life. He was up on the load of wood binding it when the chain that he was binding it with brok and threw him full force into the rocky road, lighting on his neck and shoulders, causing him to loose conscoinsness. How long he laid there he never knew, but when he came to he managed to bind his load and drive home but said it was a miricle that his neck was not broken.

I cannot tell much about his first courtship and marriage but they were married 18 Dec 1864 to Elizabeth Keat by Bishop Raneley and in the spring they moved to Coalsville where John run a farm on shares for Arza Hinkley. I believe they lived there four or five years. Their first boy was born there, John died at birth and was buried there.

It was here that they thought they recieved a visit from one of the Three Nephites. They had an old lady living with them that had been midwife and nurse and one day an old man with a long white beard came to the door and asked for something to eat. The old lady turned him away without any thing, as soon as Aunt Lizzie learned of this she was very indignant and immediately went to the door to call him back, but look as she would, she could see nothing of him, although there was nothing to obstruct the view in any direction for miles. A. L. [Aunt Lizzie] always thought he was one of the Three Nephites.

Della was born while they lived in Coalsville, but her mother came to S. L. [Salt Lake] to be confined. Some time after this they went to Little Cottonwood to haul ore from Alta to old [crossed out] Granite, to some smelters that were there at one time. In 1874, I think it was, the railroad company built a branch line from Sandy to Old G. [Granite] and the ore was hauled to O. G. [Old Granite] and shipped to the smelters in Midvale and the smelters in Granite were shut down and not used again.

About this time John bought a 40 a. [acre] farm from S. [Solomon Joseph] Despain and built a house and moved his family there, who had been living in O. G. for sometime. This was the winter. I was away teaching school, so I did not meet any of the family until I came home in the spring.

One year from the following Jan. John married myself and in Nov his 1st wife died, also an infant son named James. There surely was sorrow in the home then. It was the first first death ?? seene I had ever witnessed and I was nearly frantic calling on the people that were there to do something declaring she surely was not dead, that she had only fainted, I could not realize for the longest time, that she had realy gone from us leaving her four little girls and her husband. I surely felt sorry for John in his bereavement. They mother & babe were both buried in the same casket. It seemed so sad. Her grave was the first in Granite Cemetery. I was living up by the rock M. H. [Meeting House], not far from where Maxfields live, at the time but I moved down then and took charge at Johns household and cared for him and the children.

John was counsilor to Bishop Dispain for many years until S. J. [Solomon Joseph] moved to Arizona. Bro Alva Butler was made B. [Bishop], then after which [crossed out] he was counsilor to Bishop Butler [crossed out] him for several years. After B. Butler died James A. Musie? was first in Bishop and was C. [Counselor] to him until the Bishopric was reorganized a little while before we moved to Morgan - serving in that capacity for nearly forty? years. Always at the side of Mercy? and lenseicy? to-ward the erring. Bishop Butler said of him that he was one of the pure in heart of the earth.

He [John Boyce] was a man of truth and honesty and lived his religion as much as most men and better than a great many. He was of a cheerful disposition but very stern at times showing his English ancestry also quick tempered showing his Irish blood from away back we lived in Morgan where he raised garden truck, and sold it thereby making aliving. I also took in boarders to help along. My children were married then all but three [crossed out]. We moved to S. La. and worked in the Temple most of the time.

None of the boys enlisted in the war but Dan went in training up to For D. [Douglas] but before he was ready to be sent overseas the Armatice was signed.

John Boyce while in Granite put out an orchard of some twenty acres of the choicest fruit that could be obtained in the country. We had peaches, apples, pears, apricots, plums, three or four kinds of R berries, grapes + currants and strawberries. We also raised alfalfa, grain and potatoes besides a garden.

John was the father of seven ? [written over] teen children seven boys and ten girls. He died 1 Dec 1923 at the age of 81 having served a very active and useful life, love and respected by all good people of the community and different wards in which he lived. He was 5 ft 11 in and weighed 185 lbs most of the time - had dark brown hair and grey eyes.

He was quite a hand for kidding the neighbor girls. One day we had one of the neighbor girls come in. Her name was Maywil Sowell and she brought a large girl with her. We were sitting on the lawn when John came in and thinking it was M. (mother) he was stepping up behind this strange girl just ready to kiss her when he looked at me. I shook my head and he seen something was wrong and came on around the chair and seen a strange girl. The laugh was on him as most of us had seen his intention.

Of course he had his faults. One was not being chummy enough with his young sons and thinking they did not need any recreation or seldom. Not praising them when work was well done but making (crossed out) being too severe with them when the task he had set them was not done as he thought it should be.

His courtship and marriage to me was not very romantic. When he asked me for my company we were riding to meeting horseback and he said just give me a chance to win you and if I cannot I will not bother you any more. I said yes, you may try but I will tell you right now it will do you no good. This time the laugh was on me, as I married him later and like to tell people of it.

One time while he was B.C. (bishop's counselor) I learned that the people of Granite got a grudge at him and they had a bishop's trial or something of the kind. I know Bro. Joseph E. Taylor came out and during the proceeding the different ones were called on to state their grievances and they were of so little consequence that the trial was dismissed and Bro. Taylor said he knew B. Boyce had come off better than he should had it been he that had a similar trial.

While living in Granite and hauling ore one night while A. Lizzy was in S.L. he went into the saloon and had a drink or two with some of the boys and then he began to feel jolly and stepped behind the bar commenced to hand out drinks and cigars, etc. treating everyone and drinking a little more until he had to pay $10 for his spree. His one and only spree.

When he came home one night and [I] smelled his breath I asked him if he had been drinking. He acted confused and finally said yes, he had taken a drink or two with a neighbor that he had picked up on the way from Sandy but he had only had a drink or two, he was really not drunk. He was scared I would keep my word for I had told him he would never come home the second time drunk and I would leave him if that ever happened. He kept saying you won't leave me now, you won't will you ma? The only time I ever saw him when he had been drinking [ends here].

John married (1) Elizabeth Ann KEATE, daughter of James KEATE and Eliza Ann PROGER on 18 Dec 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Elizabeth was born on 08 Aug 1842 in Cardiff, GalMorgan, Wales. She died on 27 Nov 1879 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 30 Nov 1879 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:

i. John BOYCE was born on 13 Jun 1866 in CoalvIlle, Summit, Utah. He died on 13 Jun 1866 in CoalvIlle, Summit, Utah.

ii. Lizzie Adelle BOYCE was born on 21 Aug 1869 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 26 Mar 1936 in Chino Valley, Yavapai, Arizona. She was buried on 28 Mar 1936 in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona. Lizzie married Oscar Newell DESPAIN, son of Solomon Joseph DESPAIN and Ruth Amelia NEWELL on 04 Jan 1888 in Logan, Cache, Utah. Oscar was born on 07 Nov 1863 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 28 Mar 1946 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. He was buried on 31 Mar 1946 in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona.

iii. Eliza Content Keate BOYCE, was born on 11 Mar 1872 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 07 Jun 1953. Eliza married John Handen QUIST 26 on 20 Apr 1898.

iv. Ida Lurena BOYCE was born on 26 Apr 1874 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 03 Oct 1916. Ida married Cyrus W. WINTERS 29 on 05 Jul 1906.

v. Ella Mehetable BOYCE was born on 18 May 1878 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 07 Aug 1974 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. She was buried on 09 Aug 1974 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. Ella married George Washington BUTLER 32 on 23 Sep 1896 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. George was born on 04 Jul 1875 in South Cottonwood (Murray), Salt Lake, Utah. He was christened on 24 Oct 1875 in South Cottonwood (Murray), Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 24 Dec 1972 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. He was buried on 28 Dec 1972 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

vi. James BOYCE, was born on 27 Nov 1879 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 29 Nov 1879 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

John married (2) Ella Eugenia DESPAIN, daughter of Solomon Joseph DESPAIN and Ruth Amelia NEWELL on 30 Jan 1879 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Ella was born on 27 Aug 1858 in Deans Island, Mississippi, Arkansas. She died on 18 Jan 1936 in Elko, Elko, Nevada. She was buried on 12 Jan 1936 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.



MY MEMORIES


By
Ella Eugenia Despain Boyce


In writing my memories, I will have to go further back than I can remember and depend somewhat on what I have been told. My father was born in Lauder dale County, Alabama, and my mother in Madison County, New York.
When mother was quite small, eight or ten, I think, her parents moved into Illinois. Father met her as he was riding through the country with another young man. He made the remark that there was a young woman he was going to marry if he could. They moved around considerable after they were married and were living on an island in the Mississippi River called Dean’s Island.

The house we lived in when I was born was built on stilts driven in the ground, so when the river raised, the house would not be flooded although surrounded by water, and in order to reach the mainland from the house, a bridge was built from the porch of the house to the shore. It was a log and was raised a foot or two above the water and a hand rail was put along one side.

I had seen the older children go out on this footbridge and wash their hands and faces and I thought I would do the same. I bumped myself against the hand rail and it threw me into the river. Mother heard me say, ooh, and ran in time to catch my dress as I went under the bridge. So I wasn’t drowned that time.

While living there I went behind the house to pout because I could not go somewhere with the older children, and found some red paint that father had to mark cord wood with. I painted my feet and legs to my knees and my hands and arms to my elbows. The paint was a bright red so I guess I must have looked fine. I was a little over two years of age then, I think it must have been from there that we left to come to Utah.

I wasn’t three until after we arrived in Utah. We arrived in Utah the 17th of August, 1861. I guess I must have gotten awfully tired riding all day because mother said after several days travel, we sometimes would not be traveling an hour before I would be saying “Where’s the kell, ma, where’s the kell?” The corral was where the wagons were pulled in at night in the form of a circle to form a protection from the Indians.

When we arrived in Utah we settled in the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. We lived a little while in one of the Quarry houses on the long hill before go ing into the canyon on the north side of the Little Cottonwood Creek. Later we lived in a little house on Lit tle Willow at the foot of the long hill, where I had my second narrow escape fr om drowning. A little stream flowed down from the mountain right past our house and one morning I followed Orson, my brother, out, and in going across the stream on a footbridge I fell in and Mother heard me again in time to come to my rescue.

Our only neighbor was an old lady, Mrs. Long. She lived in the holler between the road and going up into the canyon there, Little Cottonwood, in what is known as Wolf Hollow. The Quarry was not far from there and we could see the teams pass that were hauling the rock to the city for the building of the Temple. Later on Father homesteaded a farm at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, and built a house on the banks of the stream and for many years we lived there within the sound of the roaring waters thereof.

The most vivid recollection of my early days there was a fright I got when we went up the canyon where father was running a sawmill for Brother Wooley. It was a lumber mill and when the logs truck the saw it made such a frightful noise that I was most frightened to death. I gave one awful scream and flew down the road to Aunt Susan’s [Ella’s father’s second wife] like the very Old Nick was after me, with Amanda [Ella’s sister] following and calling me, with my sunbonnet, but stop I would not until I got there. I was about six years of age then. It was while here I had my first fight over a boy. A little girl that lived next door to Aunt Susan’s came in and while there she said Ike Harrison was her beau. I said he is not and pushed her off of a foot stool and she got up and hit me and I hit her back, but Amanda came and made us quit fighting.

I like to remember I owned a little lamb once and called him Jimmy. He would run races with me and come when I called him, but as he grew older he preferred the company of the other sheep to mine, so I lost him. Brother Alvin and I had to herd the cows and sheep. He would drive the cows about a mile up the canyon in the morning and go after them at night. One time Martha, Aunt Susan’s girl, about six years younger than I was went with us and she got contrary and stood in the middle of the water and drove the cows out into the brush as fast as we could drive them in. I soon got tired of that and gave Martha a good spanking and she did not do it again. We used in after years together laugh at the incident. We turned the sheep on the side hill and sometimes we would have to go almost to the top of the mounta in north of our home for them.

One time Amanda and Ruth Griffith, our cousin and I was after the sheep and I got so overcome with heat and lack of water that I nearly died. They had to lay me in the shade of a cedar tree and go after the sheep themselves and call for me on the way back. The sheep had strayed farther than usual. We had two or three goats with our sheep. I claimed a nanny goat and used to milk her. If I milked the cows first she would come up behind me and bunt me over. Many times I have gotten up from the gr ound with milk spilled all over me.

We used to have school in our house, two or three months of the year. Thaddius Griffith taught winters and one winter father had a young girl by the name of Miss Bates, come from Salt Lake and teach us. She took the rheumatic fever while there and I never saw since anyone suffer as she did. She had to be lifted with a sheet or turned over; she could not bear to have anyone to touch her.

When I was nine years of age Father moved us in to Salt Lake City to attend school. We lived in the ninth ward about three months. Our diet was principally bread, sugar and milk. I got so tired of it. Things were so high then that Father could not provide all that was necessary for such a large family. For instance, flour was twelve dollars a hundred, sugar seventy-five cents a pound, thread twenty-five cents a spool, and everything else accordingly. Father worked at the mill and the boys farmed the homestead. After this father put up a (Wooley) shingle mill and I used to bunch shingles for him.

Before this time I should have told of the most terrible experience I had in my life. I think I was about six years old. Mother sent me to the loom-room for something, and while there I took a few dried raspberries that we had in a sack in the flour bin. When I went back with what she had sent me for she asked me if I had been eating those berries. I said no. She called me to her and picked a seed out of my teeth, of course, I had to be punished for telling a story.

One of the other children was sent for some willows and I was whipped until three of them was worn to a frazzle and then mother thinking that was not enough to save my soul from hell, sent for a rope to hang me. I thought if Mother hung me she would surely be doing worse than I had for it was worse to kill anyone than to lie. Just imagine, if you can, a poor little girl all of a tremble from the whipping and fear of the rope, sitting there waiting for the rope to hang me with. After it was brought she thought she would forgive me that time if I would never do that again. I never did. I believe that children should be punished for story telling but not the severe punishment I had to endure. I never did feel just right about it. I felt that one switch would have puni hed me enough, but when it came to three that was cruelty and then fear of the rope too. That was added cruelty. Mother never whipped any of the other children so severely that I know of. he was not a cruel woman generally.

When I was about 13 or a little past, Father sent me to Salt Lake City to learn telegraphy. After studying three months I returned to Granite to take the office there. The mines in Little Cottonwood Canyon had been found and they were shipping ore then to a smelter that had been built in Granite and there was quite a lot of telegraphing to do. The place had been named and a saloon or two and a store and all that follows had come to Old Granite or Upper Granite and everything was booming. The ore was shipped from the Emma Mine.

We were kept pretty busy as we were keeping boarders, men that worked at the smelters. It came April Fool’s Day and one of the men told me, as he came in to breakfast, that father wanted to see me. Father had his office a little ways from the boarding house. He was Justice of the Peace then, so I went over to see what Father wanted, never thinking about April Fool’s Day. Mr. Miller said "you wanted to see me".
He studied a few minutes then said, “My daughter, don’t you know it is April Fool’s Day? ”
“Oh yes” I said, “I’ll get even with him before the day is over.”
Mr. Miller was some kind of a mechanic and had been trying to get the boss to raise his wages, telling them he had offers of bigger wages some other place, and was expecting a telegram any day. So I let him come to dinner and go again. Then along in the afternoon I took a telegraph form and envelope; on the form I wrote - Mr. Miller is an April Fool, and sent it by Oscar or Edgar.

I had them deliver the telegrams for me, to Mr. Miller at the Smelter. Thinking it was the telegram he had been expecting he rushed to the boss with it before opening it and said, “Here read this and see whether you will raise my wages or not.”

The boss took the telegram and tore it open and read the contents out loud. “You cannot get the best of her, a Mormon girl. The little Mormon girl is a little smarter than you thought, isn’t she?” etc., etc.

It was while we were keeping boarders that I had my first proposal, not yet fourteen. A man by the name of John Fry boarded with us. He came to the Telegraph Office supposedly to send a telegram, but when I took it found it was a proposal, I, of course, declined the honor. It seems that when he was here in the Fall he had said to one of the men, “There is a girl I would marry if I was not already married.”

“Oh”, they said, “she would not marry you, she is a Mormon.”
“Oh”, he said, “I married one Mormon girl, I could marry another.”
So when his wife died and he returned, he tried his luck. How astonished he was when I told him I could not marry him. He went away and I never saw him again. Mother always said I would marry a John, or Jim or a Bill, or a Joe, as so many of my beaus were named one or the other. John Fry, Jim Hodge, John Thompson, Will Carson, Jim Duncan, Will Bradford, Jim Livingston, Dave Cammeron, and Joda Young, and a host of others too numero us to mention.

Joda Young was the only one I cared for out of them all, and perhaps you can better understand why when I tell you that most of them were not at all refined, good honest boys, but no refinement about them, rather uncouth and not good manners While Joda was just the opposite; gentlemanly, polite, and courteous, coming from one of the best families in the country, being a son of Brigham Young’s nephew. I never met a more cultured young man. I had already fallen in love with his Aunt Martha, his father’s second wife, an English lady, she used the best language I ever heard. The first time I met him, I was sitting reading one Sunday afternoon in our little cottage in Cottonwood when he came walking up the path. He bowed, removing his hat and said “Good Evening, I am looking for a brother of mine, Willie Young. Aunt Martha sent me to find him. She thought he was playing with some boys here, perhaps your brothers. Do you happen to know where they are?”

“O h, yes,” I said. “He is here somewhere. Be seated and I will ca ll my brother. I think they are playing together in the woods back of the house.” They came and Joda and he left, but Joda kept coming to see me and I admired him very much and he proved to be all I thought him, so kind and thoughtful of his Aunt Martha and to his little brothers and sisters. He also treated me with the greatest courtesy and consideration. Mother approved of him too and that was a great thing in his favor.

After a few months of the sweetest courtship we became engaged and I do not believe there was ever a happier girl alive in all the wide world. Mother had always taught me not to show my feelings or let anyone suspect I was beginning to think lots of him, but I guess I did not hide them altogether as many of my girl friends began to tease me about him, and remarking what a nice looking couple we made when we were together at meetings and dances or when we went about together. All my girl friends were envious of me but that did not affect my happiness any. Verse goes in here But, a las, that happiness did not last long.

One Sunday afternoon I invited some of the girls and boys for the afternoon and served cake and lemonade or some other light refreshment and we had quite a merry time. After they were gone Mother said: “My girl, I am afraid you are going to be disappointed.”
"Why mother,” I said, “what do you mean?” She said, “I think from what I have observed while the young people were here, that Joda is getting tired of his bargain.”
“Mother,” I said, “whatever do you mean. I see nothing to be afraid of.”
“Well, perhaps not, but when he comes tonight to see you, test it out. Just say you are afraid you do not think enough of each other to be happy if we marry and see how quick he will jump.
I said, “I do not think it is necessary, but if you think it is best, I will do so.”
When he came that evening and we were alone, I said, “Joda, I am afraid we do not think enough of each other to be happy if we marry.”
He jumped to his feet and said, “Do you really think that?”
I said, “Yes I am afraid so.” I meant I was afraid he did not think enough of me, but I knew my own feelings.
“Well, if that is the way you feel about it, then I suppose this is goodbye.”

Never a word of love, never a word of regret, no pleading with me to think it over. Only, “Goodbye, if you ever change your mind my heart as well as my arms will be open ready to receive you.” And he was gone.

How long I sat there in the night I do not know. Mother came in finally and made me go to bed. How do you suppose I felt, for if ever a girl poured out her love to any man I surely had and no girl ever felt worse than I did. You who have been raised amid culture and refinement will scarcely realize how I appreciated it when I saw it and enjoyed the company of one of that kind. You can scarcely realize how I missed his dear companionship when he came no more. I have thought since it was hardly fair to him to not let him know how I felt. It would have been more fair, I think now. I was going into a decline and appealed to my pride to overcome it and not let everyone see I cared so much. After a few weeks, I could hold up my head once more and pretend that I did not care any more for him than he did for me. He stayed around most of that summer and went to Idaho and married.

I was teacher in the Relief Society of Granite Ward for years and also special missionary with Lillias Despain. I enjoyed my work in that very much. Among my memories I must not forget to mention some of my early friends. Luna Pierce, Anna Boyce, Caroline Carson. Also, how I went to the University of Utah, and how I got along there very well indeed, making some friends, although I was always bashful and reticent, never putting myself forward at all and almost collapsing if I had to demonstrate anything on the board. At the close of school, we all went to the lake and had a boat ride on an old steamboat. It was on Salt Lake at that time on a boat called General Garfield. Each one of the students had the privilege of inviting a partner. So I chose Father – he certainly enjoyed it. We took our lunch and had a fi e time dancing, etc. until the wind arose and we were obliged to cast anchor. Then most of them got sea- sick, but that was only to our experience.
        


They had the following children:

vii. Ira John BOYCE was born on 16 Jun 1880 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 22 Jan 1961 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 25 Jan 1961 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Ira married (1) Pearl Elizabeth MITCHELL, on 04 Sep 1907 in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, S.L., Utah. Ira married (2) Mabel (Mamie) BUTLER on 03 Sep 1954.

viii. Elunie Mildred BOYCE was born on 25 Aug 1882 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 23 Mar 1928 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois. She was buried on 26 Mar 1928 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois. Elunie married George Geherd BAUGH on 14 Feb 1906.

ix. Benjamin BOYCE was born on 15 Mar 1884 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 18 May 1962 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 21 May 1962 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Benjamin married (1) Maud Evelyn BROWN on 20 Mar 1904 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Benjamin married (2) Norma JAMIESON in Nov 1949.

x. Verna Maud BOYCE was born on 05 Feb 1886 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 17 Aug 1965 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. She was buried in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

Verna married Benjamin Boyce JUDD son of Hyrum Jerome JUDD and Susanna Content BOYCE on 27 Oct 1902 in Farmington, Davis, Utah. Benjamin was born on 28 Feb 1876 in Panquitch, Garfield, Utah. He died on 05 Jun 1938 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. He was buried on 07 Jun 1938 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

xi. Mabel Clare BOYCE was born on 28 Feb 1888 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 25 Nov 1973 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Nov 1973 in Morgan, Morgan, Utah. Mabel married (1) Daniel Nephi HEINER on 21 Jan 1918 in Morgan, Morgan, Utah. Mabel married (2) Nephi HUNER on 21 Jan 1918.

xii. Ella Jean BOYCE was born on 03 Apr 1890 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 29 Jun 1963 in Morgan, Morgan, Utah. She was buried in Jul 1963 in (North Morgan Cemetery.

Ella married Wallace Rich CLARK on 06 Sep 1911 in (Salt Lake Templ, Salt Lake, Utah.

xiii. Joel Luther BOYCE was born on 07 Jul 1894 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 28 Sep 1979 in Reseda, Los Angeles, California. He was buried on 04 Oct 1979 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Joel married Disc HEINER on 19 Sep 1917 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

xiv. Dora Edith BOYCE was born on 14 Jun 1896 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 21 May 1976 in American Fork, Utah, Utah. She was buried in Mt.View Memorial Estates, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

Dora married Wilford Woodruff WHITAKER son of Orson Robinson WHITAKER and Clarissa Melissa HICKERSON Photo on 09 Jul 1919 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Wilford was born on 04 Sep 1897 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 01 Sep 1986 in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 04 Sep 1986 in Memorial Estates, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

xv. E. Daniel BOYCE was born on 05 May 1898 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 19 Apr 1989 in Provo, Utah, Utah. He was buried on 25 Apr 1989 in Orem City Cemetery, Orem, Utah, Utah.

E. Daniel BOYCE married Jennie Echo BEERY on 07 Oct 1940 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

xvi. Leona Elizabeth BOYCE - Leona married (1) Carlos Waldron CLARK - Leona married (2) Victor NELSON.

xvii. Lorenzo BOYCE - Lorenzo married Living .

Third Generation

Benjamin BOYCE was born on 28 Dec 1812 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. He died on 18 Aug 1846 in Mt. Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa. He was buried in Mt. Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa. He married Susannah Content JUDD on 08 Feb 1836 in Leeds, Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

Benjamin married Susannah Content JUDD, daughter of Arza JUDD Sr. and Lois KNAPP on 08 Feb 1836 in Leeds, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. Susannah was born on 25 Feb 1815 in Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She was christened in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada. She died on 11 Apr 1880 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Apr 1880 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:

i. Alma BOYCE was born on 31 Jul 1837 in Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. He died on 01 Apr 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

ii. Lois BOYCE was born on 17 Dec 1839 in , Hancock, Illinois. She died on 17 Sep 1842 in , Hancock, Illinois.

iii. John BOYCE was born on 22 Feb 1842 in Madison Island, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. He died on 01 Dec 1923 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 03 Dec 1923 in Orem City Cem, Orem, Utah, Utah.

John married (1) Elizabeth Ann KEATE, daughter of James KEATE and Eliza Ann PROGER on 18 Dec 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Elizabeth was born on 08 Aug 1842 in Cardiff, GalMorgan, Wales. She died on 27 Nov 1879 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 30 Nov 1879 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

John married (2) Ella Eugenia DESPAIN, daughter of Solomon Joseph DESPAIN and Ruth Amelia NEWELL on 30 Jan 1879 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Ella was born on 27 Aug 1858 in Deans Island, Mississippi, Arkansas. She died on 18 Jan 1936 in Elko, Elko, Nevada. She was buried on 12 Jan 1936 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

iv. Loenda BOYCE, was born on 21 May 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. She died on 25 Sep 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

v. Susanna Content BOYCE was born on 08 Sep 1846 in Mt. Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa.

Susanna married Hyrum Jerome JUDD, son of Hyrum JUDD and Lisania FULLER on 26 Apr 1866 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Hyrum was born on 07 Feb 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. He died on 30 Aug 1898 in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was buried on 31 Aug 1898 in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.


Susannah Content JUDD was born on 25 Feb 1815 in Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She was christened in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada. She died on 11 Apr 1880 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Apr 1880 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.


Solomon Joseph DESPAIN was born on 23 Dec 1823 in , Lauderdale, Alabama. He was christened in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona. He died on 17 Feb 1895 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona. He was buried on 19 Feb 1895 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona. He married Ruth Amelia NEWELL on 30 Jul 1842 in Mt. Vernon, Posey, Indiana.


Ruth Amelia NEWELL was born on 21 Sep 1822 in Brookfield, Madison, New York. She died on 21 Aug 1901 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 23 Aug 1901 in Despain Cemetery, Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

Solomon Joseph DESPAIN was born on 23 Dec 1823 in , Lauderdale, Alabama. He was christened in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona. He died on 17 Feb 1895 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona. He was buried on 19 Feb 1895 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona.

Solomon married (1) Ruth Amelia NEWELL, daughter of Asahel NEWELL and Elizabeth (Betsey) BUSHNELL on 30 Jul 1842 in Mt. Vernon, Posey, Indiana. Ruth was born on 21 Sep 1822 in Brookfield, Madison, New York. She died on 21 Aug 1901 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 23 Aug 1901 in Despain Cemetery, Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:

i. Solomon DESPAIN Twin, was born on 09 Apr 1843 in Carlin Twp., Calhoun, Illinois. He died on 09 Apr 1843 in Carlin Twp., Calhoun, Illinois.

ii. William Joseph DESPAIN, was born on 09 Apr 1843 in Carlin Twp., Calhoun, Illinois. He died on 21 Apr 1918 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 25 Apr 1918 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

William married (1) Ann HILL, on 18 Jun 1864 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. William married (2) Sarah Catherine EGBERT, on 14 Sep 1874 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

iii. Hyrum Smith DESPAIN, was born on 07 May 1846 in Calvin, Calhoun, Illinois. He died on 17 Apr 1902 in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho. He was buried in Apr 1905 in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho.

Hyrum married Ruth Amelia GRIFFITH, on 09 Aug 1870 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

iv. Henry Waters DESPAIN, was born on 28 Sep 1847 in , Calhoun, Illinois. He died on 06 Dec 1925 in Joseph City, Navajo, Arizona. He was buried on 08 Dec 1925 in Joseph City, Navajo, Arizona.

Henry married (1) Grace PROVIS, on 15 Mar 1869 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Henry married (2) Joanna Matilda ERICKSON, on 24 Apr 1879 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Henry married (3) Jo Anna Erikson WESTOVER 31,32 .

v. Edwin Sylvester DESPAIN, was born on 27 Mar 1849 in Belleview Twp., Calhoun, Illinois. He died on 19 Aug 1851 in Belleview, Calhoun, Illinois.

vi. Orson Augustus DESPAIN, was born on 08 Mar 1851 in Belleview Precinct, Calhoun, Illinois. He died on 11 Nov 1927 in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah. He was buried on 14 Nov 1927 in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah.

Orson married (1) Janet Russell LIVINGSTON, on 04 Dec 1871 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Orson married (2) Catherine CAMERON 43,44 on 07 Dec 1883. The marriage ended in divorce.

vii. Amanda Caroline DESPAIN, was born on 06 Dec 1853 in Pecan Point, Mississippi, Arkansas. She died on 20 Jun 1925 in Burley, Cassia, Idaho. She was buried on 23 Jun 1925 in Burley, Cassia, Idaho.

Amanda married (1) Solomon A. WIXOM, on 24 Jun 1872. Amanda married (2) James ENGLAND,on 17 Nov 1920 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

viii. Dora Melvina DESPAIN, was born on 27 Feb 1856 in Pecan Point, Mississippi, Arkansas. She died on 14 Sep 1858 in Deans Island, Mississippi, Arkansas.

vix. Ella Eugenia DESPAIN, was born on 27 Aug 1858 in Deans Island, Mississippi, Arkansas. She died on 18 Jan 1936 in Elko, Elko, Nevada. She was buried on 12 Jan 1936 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Ella married John BOYCE, son of Benjamin BOYCE and Susannah Content JUDD on 30 Jan 1879 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. John was born on 22 Feb 1842 in Madison Island, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. He died on 01 Dec 1923 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 03 Dec 1923 in Orem City Cem, Orem, Utah, Utah.

x. David Alvin DESPAIN, was born on 01 Sep 1861 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 28 Dec 1936 in Safford, Graham, Arizona. He was buried on 31 Dec 1936 in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona.

David married Luella Miranda BUTLER, on 26 Jan 1887 in St. George, Washington, Utah.

xi. Oscar Newell DESPAIN, was born on 07 Nov 1863 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 28 Mar 1946 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. He was buried on 31 Mar 1946 in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona.

Oscar married (1) Effie Mae Hanson WELCH, on 29 Jun 1938. Oscar married (2) Effie Mae Welch HANSON, on 30 Jun 1938.

Oscar married (3) Lizzie Adelle BOYCE, daughter of John BOYCE and Elizabeth Ann KEATE on 04 Jan 1888 in Logan, Cache, Utah. Lizzie was born on 21 Aug 1869 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 26 Mar 1936 in Chino Valley, Yavapai, Arizona. She was buried on 28 Mar 1936 in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona.

xii. Clara Louisa DESPAIN, was born on 24 Jun 1866 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 26 Jun 1910 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 29 Jun 1910 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

Clara married Andrew Wilson THOMSON, on 15 Feb 1883 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Solomon married (2) Susan DEAN, daughter of William DEAN and Nancy MULLINS on 17 May 1862 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Susan was born on 17 Nov 1843 in Dean's Island, Mississippi, Arkansas. She died on 05 Feb 1922 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 08 Feb 1922 in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah.

Solomon and Susan had the following children:

xiii. Martha Eliza DESPAIN, was born on 23 Feb 1863 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 16 Apr 1899 in Bingham, Salt Lake, Utah.

Martha married (1) William THOMSON, on 27 Sep 1878. Martha married (2) William THOMSON, on 27 Sep 1878 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

xiv. Lewis Edgar DESPAIN, was born on 28 Sep 1864 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 25 Apr 1948 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 29 Apr 1948 in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah.

Lewis married (1) Hannah Elizabeth Annie BUTLER, on 20 Feb 1889 in Logan, Cache, Utah. Lewis married (2) Hannah Eliz.Annie BUTLER, on 20 Feb 1889.

xv. Effie Elzina DESPAIN, was born on 23 Nov 1866 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 22 Dec 1924 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 24 Dec 1924 in Murray City Cemetery, Murray.

Effie married (1) Frederick Summerfield COWLEY, on 11 Dec 1889 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Effie married (2) Fredericsummerfld COWLEY, on 11 Dec 1889. Effie married (3) Henry Pymm PARK 111 .

xvi. George Francis DESPAIN, was born on 21 Sep 1868 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 14 May 1946.

George married Prudence Georgia BUTLER, on 20 Sep 1899.

xvii. Anna Laura DESPAIN, was born on 01 Sep 1871 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 06 Jul 1939 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 09 Jul 1939 in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah.

Anna married Alva John BUTLER, on 20 Feb 1895 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

xviii. Charles Leroy DESPAIN, was born on 05 Nov 1873 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 09 Mar 1900.

xix. De Bart DESPAIN, was born on 17 Sep 1875 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 25 Dec 1957 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in Dec 1957 in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah.

De Bart married Bertha Minnie KENER, on 27 Sep 1899 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co..

xx. Frank Parley DESPAIN, was born on 02 Sep 1878 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 15 Jan 1948 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

Frank married (1) Margaret Blythe BUTLER, on 05 Nov 1897. Frank married (2) Leah Lorena CLAYSON, on 01 Apr 1913 in Utah.

xxi. Angus Ray DESPAIN was born on 28 Dec 1880 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 09 Jul 1949 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

Angus married Emily Kate TUCKER, on 11 Sep 1912 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

xxii. Ida Ethel DESPAIN, was born on 12 Dec 1883 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 29 Dec 1965 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 31 Dec 1965 in (Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park).

Ida married Ephraim Amos JENSEN, on 28 Mar 1906 in Salt Lake City, S-Lk, Utah.

Solomon married (3) Caroline Patience HARRAR, on 24 Nov 1875 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Solomon married (4) Charlotta Albertina LUNDSTEDT, daughter of Johan Peter LUNDSTEDT and Maja Stena (Maria Christina) LARSON on 24 Mar 1881 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Charlotta was born on 25 Feb 1857 in LIllinoisa Malosa, Sodermanl, Sweden. She was christened on 08 Mar 1857. She died on 23 Jul 1940 in Provo, Utah, Utah. She was buried on 28 Jul 1940 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

Solomon and Charlotta had the following children:

xxiii. Mark Lorenzo DESPAIN, was born on 22 Jan 1882 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 28 Feb 1965.

Mark married Mary Emma CLUFF, on 12 Oct 1906.

xxiv. Walter Gustive DESPAIN was born on 17 Nov 1883 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 14 May 1958 in PoMona, Los Angeles, California. He was buried on 16 May 1958 in Whittier, Los Angeles, California.

Walter married Clarissa Clyde BIRDNO on 03 Apr 1912 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

xxv. Lotta Pearl DESPAIN, was born on 21 Nov 1885 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 13 Mar 1886 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah.

xxvi. Ina Paulina DESPAIN was born on 07 Apr 1887 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona. She died on 17 Aug 1956 in Provo, Utah, Utah. She was buried on 21 Aug 1956 in Springville, Utah, Utah.

Ina married (1) James William HAWS on 04 Jan 1911 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Ina married (2) Guy Leroy WILSON 148 on 03 May 1948.

xxvii. Francis Otto DESPAIN was born on 10 Aug 1889 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona. He died on 18 Oct 1958.

Francis married (1) Dorothy May CASS on 23 Dec 1923. Francis married (2) Mary Elizabeth COLLINS on 16 Sep 1946.

FOURTH GENERATION

For years, we could not trace our Boyce Family any further back than to Robert Boyce, father of Benjamin Boyce, our Immigrant Mormon Ancestor from Leeds, Ontario, Canada. Uncle Dan Boyce was quite concerned about this and asked Wilford W. Whitaker, Jr. if he would research this family line. After several years of frustrating research, in the Dutch Reformed Church records up and down the Hudson River valley, and other New York and Canadian sources, we could not trace the line any further back. It has been this researcher's experience that once we have exhausted all of the records and information at our command, and diligent study and prayer and fasting have been observed, then divine intervention is needed and often is forthcoming to enable us to extend our lines back, gather needed data and do the needed Temple Ordinances. Uncle Dan Boyce had asked the family on several different occasions to observe a day of fast and prayer on behalf of the research for the Boyce Family. So in 1977, he once again asked the family to participate in a prayer and fast for success in this righteous endeavor. It is gratifying to report that those prayers have been heard and answered.

Our cousin Marjory Fullmer had a spiritual experience that has been reported to the Boyce Family, which has formally accepted it as a revelation to the family and has enabled us to take our Boyce lines back to the Immigrant Ancestor, Joseph Boyce II. In the summer of 1977, I met her in the Family History Library, where she said she had been looking for me, and that she and her husband were in Salt Lake fixing up a piece of property they owned. She told me this amazing story and I asked her to write it down and send it to me. In a letter dated 27 June 1977, she stated the following:

SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE OF MARJORY FULLMER

"... when I went back to 180 Canyon Road where Doyle and I were staying, I felt the presence of [one] who I believe to be ROBERT BOYCE and these things were very clearly told to me. No, I didn't hear a voice but as these things came into my mind, it was just as if I were being told and I was really surprised to hear MARY's last name.

ROBERT BOYCE was born 1776, the youngest son of BENJAMIN BOYCE and MARY FOX (The same MARY FOX that was on the 6th generation sheet of the FOXES that lived next door to my brother JOHN.) (This I was told.) BENJAMIN BOYCE, b 1730, was the son of JOSEPH BOYCE [V] of Salem, Massachusetts.

ROBERT went to Canada after the death of his first wife ABIGAIL KNAPP, where his cousins JOSEPH VII and JEHOIDA BOYCE helped him meet PHOEBE FAIRCHILD and they were soon married. The easiest way for them to get land since he came from the States and his first wife's family were active Revolutionists was for PHOEBE to apply for it through her father ELEAZER FAIRCHILD [an United Empire Loyalist]. PHOEBE was born 1781.

JOSEPH [VII], JEHOIDA and BENJAMIN are brothers and sons of JOSEPH BOYCE [VI]. All of their [temple] work has been done, some many times but the work has not been done for FLINTS, SWEETS and GUTTERIDGES and they would like us to get it done. [There was no mention of the FARNAMS.] The only other record we will get of of Canada is ROBERT's death date and this is in the Methodist Church records ...."

Of course, research was started immediately on the Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, family of BOYCES. I had long been aware of this family and had, from time to time, done exploratory research on some of the families, but I never found any record that would connect them to ROBERT BOYCE. I had found JOSEPH [VII] and JEHOIDA BOYCE, both in Ontario, Canada, and in Dutchess County, New York. I thought there was a connection there, but never found any records to connect our ROBERT BOYCE with them. Hence, the need for the above Revelation!

So the records of the BOYCE FAMILY that follow are the result of Marjory's experience. Uncle Dan Boyce and Aunt Echo Boyce found the marriage of our Immigrant ancestors, JOSEPH BOYCE [II] and ELENOR PLOVER, of Burford, Oxfordshire, England, in the CFI files in the library in Salt Lake. During the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Trip to England, my wife and I were able to stay over and journey to Oxford, where we researched the BOYCEs in the Bodelein Library, and then to Burford, a quaint English village that remains (by law and edict) pretty much as it did almost four hundred years ago.

8. Robert BOYCE was born in 1776 in Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York. He died between 1824 - 1827 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. He married Phoebe FAIRCHILD about 1798 in , Ontario, Canada.

9. Phoebe FAIRCHILD was born 1781 in Yonge, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She died after 1855 in Whitby, Whitby Township, Ontario, Canada.

Robert married (1) Abigail KNAPP, daughter of Zadock KNAPP and Elizabeth TURNER in 1798 in Amenia, New York. Abigail was born in 1777 in Amenia, Dutchess, New York.

They had the following children:

i. Anna BOYCE . Anna married Elias TRYON .

Robert married (2) Phoebe FAIRCHILD 4,5 daughter of Elezear FAIRCHILD Sgt. of Loyalists about 1798 in , Ontario, Canada. Phoebe was born 1781 in Yonge, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She died after 1855 in Whitby, Whitby Township, Ontario, Canada.

They had the following children:

ii. Mary Abigail Boyce was born 1810 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She married 1) Solomon D. Colby and 2) Michael Muttart (a Roman Catholic) [sent by Maurice A. Rhodes]

None of our branch of the BOYCE family knew anything of Mary Abigail Boyce. She was still alive while our Boyces were in Nauvoo, so Temple work was never done there. Then BENJAMIN BOYCE died 18 Aug 1846, in Mt. Pisgah, Harrison County, Iowa, who was probably the last person in America to know of his older sister, and the family lost track of or just didn't know that she existed. This is an exciting find and came about in the following way:

In February 2005 Wilford received a telephone call from Linda Despain, of Boise, Idaho, who descends from Oscar Newell Despain, a brother of Ella Eugenia Despain Boyce. Linda said she was a cousin of Wilford and she had been in touch with a Boyce descendant from Canada, [Vancouver?] who had Wilford's Boyce Family Supplement book. Wilford gave Linda his e-mail address and she said she would pass it on.

The next day I received an e-mail from Maurice A. Rhodes, who descends from ROBERT BOYCE through MARY ABIGAIL BOYCE COLBY. We have been e-mailing fast and furious since then. He stated the following: "Hello, Linda Despain gave me your email. I am deeply into your book and appreciate the work you have done. I was trying unsuccessfully to make a connection between ROBERT BOYCE as the son of BENJAMIN BOYCE and Mary Brundage. Mary Brundage is shown in Reid as the wife of " ____ BOICE" and a land patent for her as the daughter of a UEL but we haven't been able to find the actual patent in the Ontario Archives. - And now this gold mine of your book! The connection with Amenia makes sense.[note by Wilford: Mary Brundage is Not connected.]

I have ROBERT in Yonge (Ontario)with some other KNAPPs and two of his children. I have a number of imges relating to ROBERT BOICE - census, property documents and so on in Yonge. . . . ROBERT BOICE/BOYCE was my third great grandfather. You also have nothing about the first child with PHOEBE D. FAIRCHILD, MARY ABIGAIL BOYCE, my third great grandmother. I can send you proof if you wish. - ELEAZER FAIRCHILD's (b abt 1754) father and mother were ZECHARIAH FAIRCHILD and HANNAH STILES. ELEAZER lived until about 1825 .... Sincerely, Maurice A. Rhodes.


For the past three or four weeks, I have been extremely busy, putting together pieces of the puzzle which just "happened" to come to me.

I have a story to tell and if you will bear with me --

In family history work, we never can tell what will turn up after we "cast our bread upon the waters", and it may take years.

In the middle 1970's my mother's brother Uncle Dan Boyce asked me to research the Boyce family, which had been at a standstil for years. Our Mormon Immigrant Ancestor was Benjamin Boyce, born 1810 in Leeds, Ontario, Canada, and died, as the result of a mob beating in Missouri, in 1846 at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, on their way across the Plains from Nauvoo. Benjamin had married Susannah Content Judd and they had, among others, my grandfather John Boyce, b 1842, on Madison Island, in the middle of the Mississippi River [it is now covered by the Mississippi River, but there is a Fort Madison, Iowa, close by], above Nauvoo, Illinois. John Boyce is my mother's father. John Boyce married (in polygamy) 2) Ella Eugenia Despain (a sweet, young girl, of 16), my mother's mother. So that's not very far back.

Well, the family knew that Benjamin Boyce's father was Robert Boyce of Canada, who married Phoebe Fairchild, daughter of an United Empire Loyalist Eleazer Fairchild. So, I started research on the Boyce family and worked for several years, searching the Dutch Reformed Church records up and down the Hudson River valley, and other New York and Connecticut, New England and Canadian sources. No luck.

Uncle Dan Boyce is a very spiritual man and from time to time he would ask members of the Boyce family (there were quite a lot of the older members then) to pray and fast within their families for success in the research. I finally reached the point where I just did not know where to search next and was ready to give up. I told him I had reached a point where I did not know what to do next. Uncle Dan made one more effort to get the family together and asked them to fast and pray. Which they did, with the following, surprising results:

Then one day in June 1977, I was working in the Salt Lake Family History Library, and a Boyce cousin, Marjory Boyce Fullmer came up to the desk where I was reading. She was clearly excited and breathless. She said she had been looking all over for me and was so glad to find me.

Marjory and her husband lived in St. George, Utah and were in Salt Lake refurbishing a rental property they owned. In breathless, excited tones, she said that earlier she had gone to her property and there had had a "spiritual" experience. She said that she did not see any one, nor hear a voice, but "I felt the presence of who I believe to be Robert Boyce, and these things were very clearly told to me. No, I didn't hear a voice but as these things came into my mind, it was just as if I were being told and I was really surprised to hear Mary's last name."

"Robert Boyce, was born 1776, the youngest son of Benjamin Boyce and Mary Fox (The same Mary Fox that was on the 6th generation sheet of the Foxes that lived next door to my brother John.) (This I was told.) Benjamin Boyce, b 1730, was the son of Joseph Boyce [V] of Salem, Massachusetts. Robert went to Canada after the death of his first wife Abigail Knapp, where his cousins Joseph [VII] and Jehoida Boyce helped him meet Pheobe Fairchild and they were soon married. The easiest way for them to get land since he came from the States and his first wife's family were active Revolutionists was for Pheobe to apply for it through her father Eleazer Fairchild. Pheobe was born 1781."

"Joseph [VII], Jehoida and Benjamin are brothers and sons of Joseph Boyce [VI]. All of their [temple] work has been done, some many times but the work has not been done for Flints, Sweets and Gutteridges and they would like us to get it done. (There was no mention of the Farnams.)"

"The only other record we will get out of Canada is Robert's death date and this is in the Methodist Church Records..."

From the above I was able to connect our Boyces with the Salem, Essex, Massachusetts family, and then back into Burford, Oxfordshire, England, where Mary Jane and I visited during one of our Mormon Tabernacle Choir trips.

At the next Boyce Family Reunion, we presented the above from Marjory Fullmer and the family voted to accept it and our family connection as "a revelation" for the family. Isn't that interesting? It has been my experience that when one has done everything that one can do, that sometimes help comes from "beyond the veil".

Well, that isn't the end of the story. In 1985, I wrote up my research and experiences with the Boyce family, and distributed them to family members, by mail and at reunions, etc. I called it the Boyce Family Supplement [some copies still available], as it added the latest information to Uncle Dan's book, the "Boyce Family", published earlier, for which I had done the historical part.

Last Saturday (three weeks ago), I received a telephone call from a cousin Linda Despain, in Boise, Idaho, whose husband descends from my grandmother's brother Oscar Newell Despain. Linda told me she had been communicating with a gentleman from Vancouver, Canada, about the Boyces and she had sent to him a copy of my Boyce Family Supplement. I gave her my email address and Sunday I received an email from this gentleman.

He said he and another researcher had been working for years to determine the parentage of Robert Boyce, who is his 4th great grandfather, through the eldest daughter of Robert Boyce and Phoebe Fairchild, of whom we knew absolutely nothing! Actually, he duplicated much of the research I had done in Canada, with the same results. He then received a copy of my Boyce Family Supplement and evidently he accepted the "revelation" and then was able to get in touch with me. I think the reason no one in our family knew of this eldest daughter, Mary Abigail Boyce, was that Benjamin Boyce joined the LDS Church in 1838 in Canada, crossed the St. Lawrence River in midwinter, and came to Far West, MO, passed through the persecution there, and then to Nauvoo. While in Nauvoo, he was "captured" by a mob of Missourians, taken across the Missisippi River to Tully, MO, where he was confined in a converted pig pen most of the summer, constantly being beaten with ox goads, until he was allowed to "escape". His health was broken, and he died in 1846, in Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, as the LDS were on their way across the plains.

Benjamin's son John, my Grandfather, was only 4 years old when his father died, so when Benjamin died, who was probably the only person in the States who would know of Benjamin's older sister, Mary Abigail, all knowledge of that branch of the family was lost, until this week.

So, twenty-five years ago, I "cast my bread upon the waters" and this week it came home! We are thrilled to have this new acquaintance and fresh data on mother's family.

I have attached the latest I have of descendants of Robert Boyce and his two wives, Abigail Knapp and Phoebe Fairchild. You can open this in Word or Notepad or most word processors.

This includes the "lost Sister" Mary Abigail Boyce and her husband Solomon D. Colby, who had first married Robert Boyce's widow, Phoebe Fairchild, Mary Abigail Boyce's mother.

Sincerely, Wilford W. Whitaker

1. Robert BOYCE was born in 1776 in Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York. He died after 1824/1827 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

Robert married (1) Abigail KNAPP daughter of Zadock KNAPP and Elizabeth TURNER in 1798 in Amenia, New York. Abigail was born in 1777 in Amenia, Dutchess, New York. She died before 1807 in Yonge, Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

They had the following children:

2 F i. Elizabeth BOYCE was born about 1799 in Rear Two, Leeds, Canada.

3 M ii. Daniel BOYCE was born about 1801 in Yonge Rear 2, Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

4 F iii. Lavinia BOYCE was born about 1803 in Rear Two, Leeds, Canada.

5 F iv. Anna BOYCE was born on 05 Oct 1806 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She died on 25 Jun 1872 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho.
Anna married (1) W. Z. EASTON about 1830.
Anna married (2) James FACKRELL about 1850 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
Anna married (3) Thomas HANCOCK .


Robert married (2) Phoebe FAIRCHILD daughter of Eleazer FAIRCHILD UEL - Sgt. of Loyalists and Mary Phoebe about 1808 in Yonge, Johnstown, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. Phoebe was born about 1790 in Yonge, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She died after 1851 in Whitby, Whitby Township, Ontario, Canada.

They had the following children:
+ 6 F v. Mary Abigail BOYCE was born on 08 May 1810. She died after 1855.

+ 7 M vi. Benjamin BOYCE was born on 28 Dec 1812. He died on 18 Aug 1846.

8 M vii. Luther BOYCE was born about 1814 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

9 F viii. Sarah BOYCE was born about 1816 in Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. Sarah married Robert STEWARD on 08 Nov 1840 in , Ontario, Canada. Robert was born about 1813.

10 M ix. Harvey BOYCE was born about 1818 in Elmsley, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. Harvey married Sabrina RAYMOND on 07 Mar 1840 in , Ontario, Canada. Sabrina was born about 1820.


Second Generation

6. Mary Abigail BOYCE (Robert) was born on 08 May 1810 in Yonge, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She was christened on 09 Sep 1855 in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She died after 1855 in , Ontario, Canada.

Mary married (1) Solomon D. COLBY War1812 son of John COLBY about 1832 in , Ontario, Canada. Solomon was born in 1783 in , , New Brunswick. He died on 04 Feb 1853 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

They had the following children:

+ 11 M i. Silas COLBY was born on 11 Apr 1833. He died on 07 Jun 1909.

+ 12 F ii. Maria COLBY was born on 26 Apr 1838. She died on 02 Aug 1868.

13 F iii. Louisa COLBY was born on 10 Nov 1840 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

+ 14 F iv. Rhoda Mary COLBY Rosa was born on 02 Mar 1843. She died on 09 Jul 1905.

15 F v. Eliza COLBY was born on 24 Apr 1847 in , Ontario, Canada. She was christened on 09 Sep 1855 in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

16 F vi. Mary Orillia COLBY Aurelia was born on 16 Mar 1849 in , Ontario, Canada. She was christened on 09 Sep 1855 in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

17 F vii. Margaret COLBY was born on 11 Feb 1852 in , Ontario, Canada. She was christened on 09 Sep 1855 in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.


Mary married (2) Michael MUTTART in 1855 in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Michael was born in 1806 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

7. Benjamin BOYCE (Robert) was born on 28 Dec 1812 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. He died on 18 Aug 1846 in Mt. Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa. He was buried in Mt. Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa.

Benjamin married Susannah Content JUDD daughter of Arza JUDD Sr. and Lois KNAPP on 08 Feb 1836 in Leeds, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. Susannah was born on 25 Feb 1815 in Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She was christened in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada. She died on 11 Apr 1880 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Apr 1880 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:

18 M i. Alma BOYCE was born on 31 Jul 1837 in Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. He died on 01 Apr 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. He was buried in Old Nauvoo Burial Ground.

19 F ii. Lois BOYCE was born on 17 Dec 1839 in , Hancock, Illinois. She died on 17/24 Sep 1842 in , Hancock, Illinois. She was buried in Old Nauvoo Burial Ground.

+ 20 M iii. John BOYCE was born on 22 Feb 1842. He died on 01 Dec 1923.

21 F iv. Loenda BOYCE was born on 21 May 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. She died on 25 Sep 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. She was buried in Old Nauvoo Burial Ground.

+ 22 F v. Susanna Content BOYCE was born on 08 Sep 1846. She died on 29 Jul 1916.


Third Generation

11. Silas COLBY (Mary Abigail BOYCE, Robert) was born on 11 Apr 1833 in Garafraxa, Ontario, Canada. He was christened on 10 Aug 1867 in Mara, Ontario, Canada. He died on 07 Jun 1909 in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

Silas married (1) Mary Hill ELDER about 1863 in , Ontario, Canada. Mary was born on 31 Aug 1837 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

They had the following children:

23 M i. James Eldon COLBY was born on 27 Feb 1864 in Mara, Ontario, Canada.

24 F ii. Jessie COLBY was born on 04 Aug 1865 in Mara, Ontario, Canada.

25 M iii. Silas David COLBY was born on 19 Nov 1868 in , Ontario, Canada.

26 M iv. John COLBY was born on 26 Dec 1870 in , Ontario, Canada.

27 F v. Mimmie Elizabeth COLBY was born in 1874 in Reach, Ontario, Canada.

28 M vi. George COLBY was born on 18 Jul 1876 in , Ontario, Canada.

29 F vii. Alice M. COLBY was born on 16 Jul 1878 in , Ontario, Canada.

30 F viii. Louise J. COLBY was born on 29 Mar 1882 in , Ontario, Canada.

Silas married (2) Ellen COYEN on 16 Dec 1856 in , , Ireland. Ellen was born in 1833 in , , Ireland.

They had the following children:

31 F ix. Mary Maria COLBY was born in 1857 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

32 M x. William Henry COLBY was born in 1860 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

12. Maria COLBY (Mary Abigail BOYCE, Robert) was born on 26 Apr 1838 in , Ontario, Canada. She was christened on 09 Sep 1855 in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She died on 02 Aug 1868 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.

Maria married John Millbrook CREASOR before 1857 in , , Canada. John was born on 20 Jun 1837 in , Clarendon, Lower Canada.

They had the following children:

33 F i. Elizabeth Jane CREASOR was born on 29 Dec 1857 in Brock, Ontario, Canada.

34 F ii. Margaret Ellen CREASOR was born on 06 Oct 1861 in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

35 M iii. John Henry CREASOR was born on 29 Aug 1863 in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

36 F iv. Mary Orillia CREASOR was born on 18 Mar 1865 in Mara, Ontario, Canada West. She died in 1920 in , Ontario, Canada.

Mary married RHODES .

37 M v. George Silas CREASOR was born on 12 Aug 1868 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada.

14. Rhoda Mary COLBY Rosa (Mary Abigail BOYCE, Robert) was born on 02 Mar 1843 in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. She was christened on 09 Sep 1855 in St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. She died on 09 Jul 1905 in Glen Major, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

Rhoda married Isaac CREASOR about 1860 in , Ontario, Canada. Isaac was born in 1838 in Quebec, , Canada.

They had the following children:

38 M i. Isaac CREASOR was born on 06 Nov 1861 in Mara, Ontario, Canada.

39 F ii. Catherine CREASOR was born in 1863 in , Ontario, Canada.

40 F iii. Mary Jane CREASOR was born in 1865 in , Ontario, Canada.

41 M iv. William James CREASOR was born in 1867 in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.

42 M v. Charles CREASOR was born on 03 Oct 1870 in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.

43 M vi. Frederick Henry CREASOR was born on 22 Mar 1879 in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

44 M vii. Walter Robert CREASOR was born on 26 Apr 1880 in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.


iii. Benjamin BOYCE was born on 28 Dec 1812 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. He died on 18 Aug 1846 in Mt. Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa. He was buried in Mt. Pisgah, Harrison, Iowa.

Benjamin married Susannah Content JUDD, daughter of Arza JUDD Sr. and Lois KNAPP on 08 Feb 1836 in Leeds, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. Susannah was born on 25 Feb 1815 in Bastard, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She was christened in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada. After Benjamin's death, she married Hugh Day, whose first wife had died, and they came across the plains together, with young John Boyce driving team of oxen. She died on 11 Apr 1880 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Apr 1880 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

iv. Luther BOYCE was born about 1814 in Johnstown District, Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

v. Sarah Boyce was born about 1816 in Johnstown/Yonge, Ontario, Canada. [sent by Maurice A. Rhodes]

vi. Harvey boyce was born about 1818 in Johnstown/Yonge, Ontario, Canada. [sent by Maurice A. Rhodes]

Arza JUDD Sr. was born on 04 Nov 1766 in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut. He was christened on 04 Nov 1766 in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut. He died in 1840 in , Sangamon, Illinois. He married Lois KNAPP on 19 Mar 1792 in Panton, Addison, Vt.

Lois KNAPP was born on 19 Sep 1773 in of Loddes, Ontario, Canada. She was christened on 08 May 1774 in Presbyterian Church, Amenia, Dutchess, New York. She died in 1840 in , Sagamon, Illinois.

Solomon DESPAIN was born on 22 Jun 1790 in , Surry, North Carolina. He died in 1856 in , Calhoun, Illinois. He married Nancy BELL on 04 Jul 1807 in Green Co., Green, Ky.

Nancy BELL was born on 16 Dec 1791 in of, Green, Kentucky. She died in 1826 in , Shelby, Tennessee.


14. Asahel NEWELL was born on 04 Mar 1784 in Barkhamsted, Litchfield, Connecticut. He died on 08 Dec 1867 in Pitman, Montgomery, Illinois. He married Elizabeth (Betsey) BUSHNELL on 16 Apr 1808 in Rome, Oneida, New York.

15. Elizabeth (Betsey) BUSHNELL was born on 23 Feb 1779 in Broomfield, Madison, Connecticut. She died on 17 Oct 1845 in , Calhoun, Illinois.

Chart for Wilford Woodruff Whitaker

First Generation


Wilford Woodruff WHITAKER was born on 04 Sep 1897 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 01 Sep 1986 in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 04 Sep 1986 in Memorial Estates, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Wilford married Dora Edith BOYCE,daughter of John BOYCE and Ella Eugenia DESPAIN on 09 Jul 1919 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake County, Utah. Dora was born on 14 Jun 1896 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 21 May 1976 in American Fork, Utah, Utah. She was buried in Mt.View Memorial Estates, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

Second Generation - Whitaker


Orson Robinson WHITAKER was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 02 Dec 1934 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He married Clarissa Melissa HICKERSON on 01 Mar 1876 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah.


Clarissa Melissa HICKERSON was born on 09 Nov 1859 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. She died on 21 May 1939 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 24 May 1939 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

Orson Robinson WHITAKER was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 02 Dec 1934 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

Orson married Clarissa Melissa HICKERSON daughter of George Washington HICKERSON BkHkWar and Sarah WOOLSEY [Photo] on 01 Mar 1876 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. Clarissa was born on 09 Nov 1859 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. She died on 21 May 1939 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 24 May 1939 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

They had the following children:

i. Orson Adelbert WHITAKER was born on 30 Jan 1877 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 20 Aug 1953 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He was buried in Midway, Heber, Wasatch, Utah.

Orson married Clara FOTHERINGHAM on 20 Aug 1953 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

ii. George Washington WHITAKER was born on 15 Feb 1879 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 21 Apr 1879 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah.

iii. Sarah Jessie WHITAKER was born on 16 Mar 1880 in Frisco, Beaver, Utah. She died on 16 Oct 1959 in Midway, Heber, Wasatch, Utah.

iv. Clara WHITAKER was born on 20 Oct 1881 in Frisco, Beaver, Utah. She died on 22 Apr 1966 in , , Oregon. She was buried in , , California.

v. Charles Warren WHITAKER was born on 14 Nov 1883 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 12 Feb 1920 in Provo, Utah, Ut.

vi. Milton Homer WHITAKER was born on 09 Jan 1886 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 25 Jun 1975 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

vii. Paul WHITAKER was born on 04 Feb 1888 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 09 Mar 1888 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah.

viii. Moses WHITAKER was born on 01 Mar 1889 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 02 Apr 1965 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

ix. Herman Ellis WHITAKER was born on 16 Jul 1891 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 25 Sep 1977 in Bountiful, Davis, Utah.

x. Grace Eveline WHITAKER was born on 10 Apr 1895 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. She died on 08 Aug 1981 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah. She was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah.

Grace married Grant De Vere STAPLES son of William Henry STAPLES and Mary Ella CRANE on 03 Jun 1915 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Grant was born on 11 Dec 1890 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He died on 26 Jun 1972 in Bountiful, Davis, Utah. He was buried in Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

xi. Wilford Woodruff WHITAKER was born on 04 Sep 1897 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. He died on 01 Sep 1986 in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 04 Sep 1986 in Memorial Estates, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Wilford married Dora Edith BOYCE, daughter of John BOYCE and Ella Eugenia DESPAIN on 09 Jul 1919 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Dora was born on 14 Jun 1896 in Granite, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 21 May 1976 in American Fork, Utah, Utah. She was buried in Mt.View Memorial Estates, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

xii. Paloma Maria WHITAKER was born on 10 Jul 1900 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. She died on 25 Jun 1979 in Provo, Utah, Ut. She was buried in Provo Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Ut.

xiii. Melba Lucile WHITAKER was born on 28 Sep 1902 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She died on 04 Dec 1982 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. Melba married Owen Crane STAPLES son of William Henry STAPLES and Mary Ella CRANE on 02 Jun 1922 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Owen was born on 02 Jun 1899 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He died on 09 Oct 1978 in St. George, Washington, Utah. He was buried on 14 Oct 1978 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

xiv. Lowell McClellan WHITAKER was born on 28 Sep 1902 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He died on 21 Jul 1917.

xv. Leah WHITAKER was born on 05 Jun 1904 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She died on 05 Jun 1904 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

xvi. Carroll Douglas WHITAKER was born on 08 Nov 1906 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He died on 25 Jan 1908 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

Third Generation - Whitaker


George WHITAKER was born on 18 Mar 1820 in Blakedown, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He was christened on 14 May 1820 in ChurcHill-in-Halfshire, Worcestershire, England. He died on 21 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 23 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He married Eveline Parsons ROBINSON on 27 Jul 1846 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa.


Eveline Parsons ROBINSON was born on 19 Dec 1827 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 23 Jul 1869 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.


George WHITAKER was born on 18 Mar 1820 in Blakedown, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He was christened on 14 May 1820 in ChurcHill-in-Halfshire, Worcestershire, England. He died on 21 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 23 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. George married (1) Eveline Parsons ROBINSON daughter of John ROBINSON Capt and Abigail PARSONS on 27 Jul 1846 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Eveline was born on 19 Dec 1827 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 23 Jul 1869 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:

i. George William Robinson WHITAKER was born on 27 Aug 1847 in Independent Rock, Natrona, Wyoming. He died on 03 Oct 1933. George married Elizabeth BODIFORD on 28 Dec 1902.

ii. Arzella Robinson WHITAKER was born on 14 Jul 1849 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She died on 15 Jul 1938.

iii. Eveline Robinson WHITAKER was born on 23 Jan 1851 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She died on 19 Jun 1919.

iv. Cassandra Robinson WHITAKER was born on 23 Oct 1852 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She died on 11 Apr 1924.

v. Orson Robinson WHITAKER was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 02 Dec 1934 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Orson married Clarissa Melissa HICKERSON Photo daughter of George Washington HICKERSON BkHkWar and Sarah WOOLSEY [Photo] on 01 Mar 1876 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. Clarissa was born on 09 Nov 1859 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. She died on 21 May 1939 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 24 May 1939 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

George married (2) Elizabeth COMISH daughter of William COMISH and Elizabeth KEGG Keig on 12 Feb 1857 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Elizabeth was born on 18 Oct 1836 in Onchan, Middle, Isle of Man, Great Britain. She was christened on 23 Oct 1836 in Onchan, Onchan, Isle of Man, Great Britain. She died on 02 Jan 1882 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 03 Jan 1882 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

They had the following children:

vi. Myron WHITAKER was born on 27 Dec 1857 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

vii. Silas WHITAKER was born on 26 Sep 1859 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

viii. Harriet Ellen WHITAKER was born on 29 Jan 1862 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

ix. Joseph C. WHITAKER was born on 11 May 1864 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

x. Charles J. WHITAKER was born on 18 Jun 1867 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

xi. Thomas WHITAKER was born about 1869 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

xii. Elizabeth WHITAKER was born about 1871 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

George Washington HICKERSON Black Hawk War was born on 13 Dec 1813 on Hickerson Branch, Goose Creek, Smith County, Tennessee. He died on 17 Aug 1884 in Hatton, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He was buried on 19 Aug 1884 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He married Sarah WOOLSEY on 28 Jul 1838 in , Fayette, Illinois.


Sarah WOOLSEY was born on 02 Oct 1820 in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky. She died on 21 Feb 1899 in Hatton, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She was buried on 23 Feb 1899 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

George Washington HICKERSON, Black Hawk War, was born on 13 Dec 1813 at Hickerson Branch, Goose Creek, Smith, Tennessee. He died on 17 Aug 1884 in Hatton, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He was buried on 19 Aug 1884 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. George married Sarah WOOLSEY [Photo] daughter of Joseph WOOLSEY and Abigail SCHAEFFER on 28 Jul 1838 in , Fayette, Illinois. Sarah was born on 02 Oct 1820 in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky. She died on 21 Feb 1899 in Hatton, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She was buried on 23 Feb 1899 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

They had the following children:

i. Elizabeth Abigail HICKERSON was born on 22 Jul 1839 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois. She died on 28 Sep 1840 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois.

ii. Isaac Woolsey HICKERSON was born on 28 Nov 1840 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois. He died on 25 Jan 1914 in , , Utah. He never married.

iii. Susannah Woolsey HICKERSON was born on 11 Dec 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. She died on 12 Nov 1866 in Surprise Valley, Modoc, California. Susannah married Martin L. SMITH about 1862 in South Weber, Davis, Ut. Martin was born about 1840 in of Weber, Weber, Utah.

iv. Joseph William HICKERSON was born on 21 Mar 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. He was christened on 27 Jun 1847 in Summer Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska. He died in Dec 1847 in Florence, Douglas, Nebraska.

v. George Washington HICKERSON Jr. was born on 15 Sep 1847 in Florence, Summer Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska. George married Nancy Jane SHUPE Photo daughter of James Wright SHUPE MorBat and Sarah Coats PRUNTY on 05 Dec 1870 in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Nancy was born on 31 Jul 1853 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.

vi. James Willard HICKERSON Photo was born on 25 May 1849 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 24 Oct 1924 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He was buried in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He never married.

vii. Sarah Catherine HICKERSON was born on 03 Aug 1852 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. She died on 22 Nov 1871 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. Sarah married William Henry FIRTH son of Mrs. Photo on 07 Dec 1870 in South Weber, Davis, Ut. William was born on 02 Apr 1846 in Albion Place, Hunslet Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He died on 21 Oct 1932.

viii. Andrew Heber HICKERSON was born on 03 Jan 1854 in South Weber, Davis, Utah.

Mary Jane Woolsey HICKERSON Photo was born on 03 Jun 1857 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. She died on 04 Feb 1933 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 09 Feb 1933 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. Mary married (1) John BINGHAM son of Sanford BINGHAM Photo and Martha Ann LEWIS on 24 Aug 1872 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce.John was born on 30 May 1853 in North Ogden, Weber, Utah. He died on 24 Oct 1924 in Provo, Utah, Utah. He was buried on 25 Oct 1924 in Trenton, Cache, Utah. Mary married (2) Albert NADAULD son of Peter NADAULD and Jane CHEESEMAN on 30 Jan 1887 in St. George, Washington, Utah. Albert was born on 24 Oct 1840 in Tunbridge, Kent, England. He died on 30 Mar 1923 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He was buried on 02 Apr 1923 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

x. Clarissa Melissa HICKERSON Photo was born on 09 Nov 1859 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. She died on 21 May 1939 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 24 May 1939 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. Clarissa married Orson Robinson WHITAKER son of George WHITAKER and Eveline Parsons ROBINSON on 01 Mar 1876 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. Orson was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 02 Dec 1934 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

xi. Charles Erastus HICKERSON was born on 18 Nov 1861 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. He died after 1920 in , , Colorado. Charles married Ella CLOVER on 01 Jan 1889 in , , Wyoming. Ella was born in 1876 in of Chicago, Cook, Illinois. She died after 1920 in , , Colorado.

Fourth Generation - Whitaker

Modified Register for Thomas WHITAKER First Generation




Thomas WHITAKER was born on 05 Nov 1791 in Blakedown, Worcestershire, England. He was christened on 08 Apr 1792 in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England. He died on 19 Nov 1855 in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England. He was buried in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England. Thomas married Sophia TURNER on 10 May 1810 in Birmingham, War, England. Sophia was born on 29 Jun 1787 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. She died on 04 Jul 1841 in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England. She was buried in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England.

9. Sophia TURNER was born on 29 Jun 1787 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. She died on 04 Jul 1841 in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England. She was buried in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England.

Thomas married Sophia TURNER on 10 May 1810 in Birmingham, War, England.

Modified Register for Thomas WHITAKER

First Generation

1. Thomas WHITAKER was born on 05 Nov 1791 in Blakedown, Worcestershire, England. He was christened on 08 Apr 1792 in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England. He died on 19 Nov 1855 in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England. He was buried in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England.

Thomas married Sophia TURNER on 10 May 1810 in Birmingham, War, England. Sophia was born on 29 Jun 1787 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. She died on 04 Jul 1841 in Belbroughton, Worcestershire, England. She was buried in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England.

They had the following children:

+ 2 F i. Mary Ann WHITAKER was born on 10 Aug 1811. She died on 04 Sep 1898.

+ 3 M ii. Thomas WHITAKER was born on 10 Jan 1814.

4 F iii. Harriet WHITAKER was born on 30 Jul 1816 in Blakedown, Worc, England. She died on 16 Jul 1882 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Harriet married John TAYLOR Apostle on 04 Dec 1847 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. John was born about 1806 in Toronto, , Canada.

5 M iv. Moses WHITAKER was born on 22 Apr 1818 in Blakedown, Worcestershire, England. He died on 11 Feb 1852 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in First Burial Ground in Salt Lake, Utah.

Moses married Alice LONGSTROTH before 1850 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Alice was born on 29 Jan 1824 in Arncliffs, Yorks, England. She died in 1907/1908 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

+ 6 M v. George WHITAKER was born on 18 Mar 1820. He died on 21 Apr 1907.

7 M vi. William WHITAKER was born on 30 Nov 1823 in Blakedown, Worc, England.

8 F vii. Sophia WHITAKER was born on 21 Apr 1825 in Blakedown, Worc, England. She died on 27 Feb 1887 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

Sophia married John TAYLOR Apostle on 24 Jan 1847. John was born about 1806 in Toronto, , Canada.

+ 9 F viii. Elizabeth WHITAKER was born on 04 Aug 1828. She died on 27 Mar 1880.

10 M ix. John WHITAKER was born on 12 May 1831 in Blakedown, Worc, England.


Second Generation

2. Mary Ann WHITAKER (Thomas) was born on 10 Aug 1811 in Blakedown, Worcestershire, England. She died on 04 Sep 1898 in Blakedown, Iron, Utah. She was buried in , Iron, Utah.

Mary married Richard HARRISON son of William HARRISON and Elizabeth BAKER on 10 Sep 1836 in Liverpool, , England. Richard was born on 08 Mar 1808 in Springmire, Dudley, Worcestershire, England. He died on 04 Mar 1882 in Pinto, Washington, Utah.
They had the following children:

11 F i. Zipporiah Ann HARRISON Elizabeth Ann was born on 20 Apr 1841 in 72 Burlington Street, Liverpool, , England. She died on 09 Aug 1841 in Liverpool, , England.

12 F ii. Lavinia HARRISON was born on 18 Sep 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. She died on 05 Jun 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

13 M iii. John Heber HARRISON was born on 24 Jun 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. He died on 01 Jul 1923 in Pinto, Washington, Utah. He was buried in City Cemetery, Pinto. John married Ellen Eliza ELDRIDGE on 24 Oct 1870 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Ellen was born on 28 Feb 1850 in London, London, England. She died on 20 Oct 1937 in Newcastle, Iron, Utah. She was buried on 22 Oct 1937 in City Cemetery, Pinto.

14 F iv. Mary Ann HARRISON Artist's sketch was born on 10 Jul 1850 in 14th Ward, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 19 May 1854 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah.


15 F v. Sophia Elizabeth HARRISON was born on 03 Feb 1855 in at Joseph Cain's, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Sophia married Neil Donald FORSYTH Cornelius on 30 Dec 1872 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.


3. Thomas WHITAKER (Thomas) was born on 10 Jan 1814 in Blakedown, Worc, England.

Thomas married Elizabeth BREAKWELL about 1835 in , Worc, England. Elizabeth was born about 1815 in of Blakedown, Worc, England.
They had the following children:

16 F i. Mary Ann WHITAKER was christened on 14 Sep 1841 in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England.

17 M ii. William WHITTAKER was born in 1844 in of Blakedown, Worc, England.

18 M iii. Edward WHITAKER was born in 1847 in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England.

19 F iv. Elizabeth WHITAKER was born in 1849 in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England.

20 M v. George WHITAKER was born in 1851 in ChurcHill, Worcestershire, England.

6. George WHITAKER (Thomas) was born on 18 Mar 1820 in Blakedown, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He was christened on 14 May 1820 in ChurcHill-in-Halfshire, Worcestershire, England. He died on 21 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 23 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

George married (1) Eveline Parsons ROBINSON daughter of John ROBINSON Capt and Abigail PARSONS on 27 Jul 1846 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Eveline was born on 19 Dec 1827 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 23 Jul 1869 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.
They had the following children:

21 M i. George William Robinson WHITAKER was born on 27 Aug 1847 in Independent Rock, Natrona, Wyoming. He died on 03 Oct 1933. George married Elizabeth BODIFORD on 28 Dec 1902.
22 F ii. Arzella Robinson WHITAKER was born on 14 Jul 1849 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She died on 15 Jul 1938.

23 F iii. Eveline Robinson WHITAKER was born on 23 Jan 1851 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She died on 19 Jun 1919.

24 F iv. Cassandra Robinson WHITAKER was born on 23 Oct 1852 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She died on 11 Apr 1924.

25 M v. Orson Robinson WHITAKER was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 02 Dec 1934 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

Orson married Clarissa Melissa HICKERSON Photo daughter of George Washington HICKERSON BkHkWar and Sarah WOOLSEY [Photo] on 01 Mar 1876 in Petersburg, Hatton, Millard, Utah. Clarissa was born on 09 Nov 1859 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. She died on 21 May 1939 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 24 May 1939 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

George married (2) Elizabeth COMISH daughter of William COMISH and Elizabeth KEGG Keig on 12 Feb 1857 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Elizabeth was born on 18 Oct 1836 in Onchan, Middle, Isle of Man, Great Britain. She was christened on 23 Oct 1836 in Onchan, Onchan, Isle of Man, Great Britain. She died on 02 Jan 1882 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 03 Jan 1882 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.
They had the following children:

26 M vi. Myron WHITAKER was born on 27 Dec 1857 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

27 M vii. Silas WHITAKER was born on 26 Sep 1859 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

28 F viii. Harriet Ellen WHITAKER was born on 29 Jan 1862 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

29 M ix. Joseph C. WHITAKER was born on 11 May 1864 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

30 M x. Charles J. WHITAKER was born on 18 Jun 1867 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

31 M xi. Thomas WHITAKER was born about 1869 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.

32 F xii. Elizabeth WHITAKER was born about 1871 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.
9. Elizabeth WHITAKER (Thomas) was born on 04 Aug 1828 in Blakedown, Worcestersnkre, England. She died on 27 Mar 1880 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

Elizabeth married Joseph CAIN son of James CAIN and Ann MOOR on 24 Jan 1847 in On Board Ship, "America", To New Orleans. Joseph was born on 05 Nov 1822 in St. George Parish, Douglas, Isle of Man, Great Britain. He died on 20 Apr 1857 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.
They had the following children:

33 F i. Elizabeth Turner CAIN was born on 14 Apr 1848 in 14th Ward, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Elizabeth married Charles CRISMON Jr. son of Charles CRISMON and Mary HILL on 01 Jun 1871 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Charles was born on 14 Jun 1844 in Macedonia, Hancock, Illinois. He died on 16 Mar 1916. 34 M ii. Joseph Moore CAIN was born on 14 May 1851 in 14th Ward, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Appendix A - Notes
1. Thomas WHITAKER
CENSUS: 1841 English Census Worcestershire

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal" of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84107.
1989.

1S. Sophia TURNER
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84107.

2. Mary Ann WHITAKER CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84107.

HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.88 ff. "Adventure from England to Nauvoo - Richard Harrison and Mary Ann Whitaker". p. 93. "They left Liverpool 17 Sep 1842 on the ship "Sidney", Captain Cowen with 180 Saints. (Parley P. Pratt and wife Mary Ann were with them). . . Levi Richards was president of the Company and he selected D. G. Watts, John Greathouse and Richard Harrison for his counselors. They arrived in New Orleans 27 Nov 1842. They chartered the " Alexander Scott" the largest steamship on the Mississippi River and steamed for st. Louis but the river was so frozen over they were forced to stop and spend the winter in the little town of Alton, Illinois. When the river broke up in the spring, they went to Nauvoo on the boat "Maid of Iowa," Dan Jones, Captain. They landed in Nauvoo 13 Apr 1843."

2S. Richard HARRISON
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84107.

AF: Ancestral File, LDS Family History CD. ver. 4.19.

HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.88 ff. "Adventure from England to Nauvoo - Richard Harrison and Mary Ann Whitaker".
p. 93. "They left Liverpool 17 Sep 1842 on the ship "Sidney", Captain Cowen with 180 Saints. (Parley P. Pratt and wife Mary Ann were with them). . . Levi Richards was president of the Company and he selected D. G. Watts, John Greathouse and Richard Harrison for his counselors. They arrived in New Orleans 27 Nov 1842. They chartered the " Alexander Scott" the largest steamship on the Mississippi River and steamed for st. Louis but the river was so frozen over they were forced to stop and spend the winter in the little town of Alton, Illinois. When the river broke up in the spring, they went to Nauvoo on the boat "Maid of Iowa," Dan Jones, Captain. They landed in Nauvoo 13 Apr 1843."

HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.88 ff. Diary of Richard Harrison, in possession of his son John Heber Harrison of Newcastle, Iron County, Utah, in 1936.

"Richard Harrison and Whife Mary Ann Harrison whas Baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Elder John Taylor in Liverpool, England on the 25th Day of Apraial in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and forty.. 1840. - Liverpool, May the 12 1840 whas Ordained to the Office of Priest under the hands of John Taylor. - Liverpool, March 31st 1841 whas Ordained an Elder under the Hands of Brigham Young and John Taylor. - May 12 1852 Was Ordained an High Priest and a Member of the High Counsel in Parowan, Iron Co, under the hands of G. A. Smith, Orson Pratt and Wilford Woodruff. - 20 May 1855. A High Councile whas Organized in Cedar City Iron Co. in which i whas Ordained a member under the hands of Heber C. Kimbel & Jeddiah M. Grant."

HIST: Sons of Utah Pioneers. Youngberg, Florence C. CONQUERORS OF THE WEST. Agreka Books.2:1025.
Richard Harrison arrived in Valley 28 Oct 1849, Ezra T. Benson's Co. Richard was an iron moulder by trade in Liverpool, England. Shortly after being baptized in 1842, the couple left for America and settled in Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1849, they headed west with other saints. When iron and coal deposits were found in Southern Utah, the Harrisons were one of 11 families sent to build a town near the deposits. In 1852 Brigham Young organized the iron company and Richard was chosen as superintendent.

In 1854 Richard was elected a representative of the State Legislature. While serving there, Brigham Young asked him to marry a young widow with two children. Upon their return home, Richard moved his family to Pinto, where he built a four room log house with a wall down the middle. Each wife had two rooms for themselves and their 10 children, which included the two step children. Richard made a living on his farm and by running the Pinto post office. he remained there the rest of his life. [Submitted by: Karma Lewis.]

3. Thomas WHITAKER
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]
PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84107.

3S. Elizabeth BREAKWELL
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.

HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The WHITAKER Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p. 83

4. Harriet WHITAKER
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.

4S. John TAYLOR Apostle
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.

HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.102

5. Moses WHITAKER
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84107.

5S. Alice LONGSTROTH
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.

HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.112.

6. George WHITAKER
BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989. Bible Records written in George's own handwriting. See 'Whitaker Winnower' June 1989.

IBID: George Whitaker was the Son of Thomas Whitaker and Sophia Turner was Born March 18th 1820 at Blakedown Worstershire England. My Father was Born Nov 5 1791 My Mother was Born 1789 My Grandfathers name was Thomas

IBID: Eveline P Daughter of John and Abigal Robinson was Born at Cushing Lincon Co Maine Dec [19th?] 29th 1827

IBID: George Whitaker and Eveline Parsons Robinson (were married) by Elder Parley P Pratt at Council Bluffs while Traveling in the Wilderness July 27th 1846

IBID: Eveline P Robinson got A Bill of Divorce from the Probate Court of Salt Lake Co UT on the 25th Day of Jany 1857

IBID: Eveline P Whitaker Departed this life on the 23 Day of July 1869 Age 41 years 7 Months 4 Days

IBID: Elizabeth Daughter of William & Elizabeth Comish was Born Oct 18 1836 Isle of Man

IBID: George and Elizabeth Whitaker was Married at GSL City by Heber C Kimble Feby 12 1857 and Sealed by Brigham Young in the House of the Lord Feby 27 1857

6S. Eveline Parsons ROBINSON
ANNALS: Eaton, Cyrus. "History of Thomaston". 2:376ff.
ANNALS: Eaton, Cyrus. "Annals of Warren". p. 605ff.
ANNALS: Aiken, Ruth J. "Records of the Lower St. Georges and Cushing, Maine 1605 - 1897. 1987. Includes 1850 Cushing Census and Marriages.
BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989. Written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the 'Whitaker Winnower'.
BIBLE: Eveline Daughter of John & Abigal Robinson was Born at Cushing Lincoln Co Maine Decr 19 1827
BIBLE: George and Eveline Parsons Robinson [were married] by Elder Parley P Pratt at Council Bluffs while Traviling in the Wilderness July 27th 1846
BIBLE: Eveline P Robinson got A Bill of Divorce from the Probate Court of Salt Lake Co UT on the 25th Day of Jeny 1857
BIBLE: Eveline P Whitaker Departed this life on the 23 Day of July 1869 Age 41 years 7 Months 4 Days
6S. Elizabeth COMISH BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989, written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the "Whitaker Winnower".
HIST: Sons of Utah Pioneers. Youngberg, Florence C. CONQUERORS OF THE WEST. Agreka Books.1:567.
IBID: Elizabeth Daughter of William & Elizabeth Comish was Born Oct 18 1836 Isle of Man
George and Elizabeth Whitaker was Married at GSL City by Heber C Kimble Feby 12 1857 and Sealed by Brigham Young in the House of the Lord Feby 27 1857

7. William WHITAKER
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]
PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.
JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.

8. Sophia WHITAKER
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]
PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.
JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]
PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.
JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.
8S. John TAYLOR Apostle
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]
PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.
JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.
HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.102

9. Elizabeth WHITAKER
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.
JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.
9S. Joseph CAIN
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.
JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.

HIST: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. Stevenson's Genealogical Center. Provo, Utah. 1980. THE WHITAKER FAMILY IN ENGLAND and AMERICA 1591-1980. p. 154. "The paternal grandfather of Joseph Cain was John Caine who died in Jul 1837 at the age of 87 years. John Cain's wife bore the name of Elizabeth Brew. She lived to be 92 years of age, dying Mar 1844. Joseph Cain, s/o James Cain and Ann Moor, was b 5 Nov 1822 and baptised 7 Nov 1822 at St. George Parish, Douglas, Isle of Man. James Cain was b 28 Sep 1797 in the Isle of Man and his wife Ann Moor was b Jun 1793 at Kirk Lanan in the Isle of Man

Soon after John Taylor arrived in England to help spread the Gospel, he called on the father of Joseph Cain, 'Mr. Cain, a bookbinder and seller, and a Primitive Methodist Preacher.' On 30 Mar 1841 Joseph Cain was baptized by Elder John Taylor. . . . Within three years of baptism and working at several of the branches around his home, Joseph Cain left England for America. "I left England 5 Mar 1844 on board the ship 'Glasgow', and landed in Nauvoo on the 28 Apr having the passage that had been made by any ship that conveyed the Saints to America."

10. John WHITAKER
CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.
JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut.84107.

11. Zipporiah Ann HARRISON Elizabeth Ann HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.88 ff. Diary of Richard Harrison, in possession of his son John Heber Harrison of Newcastle, Iron County, Utah, in 1936. "Zipporiah, the daughter of Rd. and Maryann Harrison was born April the 20th., about 10 minutes before Eight o'clock in the Evening in the Year of our Lord, 1841. [This daughter's name is given as " Elizabeth Ann on her death certificate.] - Zipporiah Ann Harrison the Daughter of Rd. & Mary Ann Harrison Whas Born Liverpool April 20th 1841. About ten minutes Before Eight o'clock in the Evening. - Zipporiah Ann Harrison Departed this life August 9th 1841 about 10 Minutes Before 3 o'clock in Evening."

12. Lavinia HARRISON HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980."
Provo, Utah. 1980. p.88 ff. Diary of Richard Harrison, in possession of his son John Heber Harrison of Newcastle, Iron County, Utah, in 1936. "Lavinia Harrison Whas Born in Nauvoo September 18 1843 on the Monday Night about five Minutes before Twelve O'Clock. - Lavinia Harrison departed this Life on Thursday Morning about eight O'Clock the fifth day of June in the year of 1845, age 1 year 8 months 2 weeks & 3 days."

13. John Heber HARRISON
HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.88 ff. Diary of Richard Harrison, in possession of his son John Heber Harrison of Newcastle, Iron County, Utah, in 1936. "John Heber Harrison whas born in Nauvoo June the 24th 1846 on the Wensday morning about a Quarter past two O'Clock, in the morning."

13S. Ellen Eliza ELDRIDGE
AF: Ancestral File, LDS Family History CD. ver. 4.19.

14. Mary Ann HARRISON Artist's sketch
HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.88 ff. Diary of Richard Harrison, in possession of his son John Heber Harrison of Newcastle, Iron County, Utah, in 1936. "Mary Ann Harrison whas born Jul the tenth 1850 about 18 minutes Past 5 O'Clock in the morning in 14th Ward S. L. City. - Mary Ann Harrison Departed this life on Friday about 5 minutes Past three in the afternoon May the Ninteenth 1854 in Ceder City Iron County, Utah T."
p. 98. The "Pathfinder" Colonel John C. Fremont led his last expedition, the exploration of a railroad route through the Rio Grande Valley and across the Rockies of south Colorado into Utah and onto the Pacific. . . . From Circle Valley to Parowan the expedition proceeded under the most trying winter circumstances. . . . It was 8 Feb 1854 when the explorers stumbled into Parowan, having had no food for 48 hours, and before that, a diet of horse meat. The Saints immediately opened their hearts and their homes, nursing the party back to health. . . . Solomon Nunes Carvalho, artist to the expedition, wrote of his experiences and when Fremont traveled to southern California, the artist Carvalho made a journey to Great Salt Lake City, where he eagerly replenished his artist's supples and spent ten weeks there. . . . When his host Brigham Young made a tour south, Carvalho joined that party, for his own destination was southern California. . . . After revisiting his friends and benefactors at Parowan, he left with President Young's party 18 May 1854, for Cedar City. There he wrote:
"The morning after my arrival, I arose very early, and taking my sektch-book along, I sauntered around the city; in the course of my peregrinations, I saw a man walking up and down before an adobe shanty, apparently much distressed; I approached him, and inquired the cause of his dejection; he told me that his only daughter, aged six ? years had died suddenly in the night; he pointed to the door, and I entered the dwelling.
"Laid out upon a straw mattress, scrupulously clean, was one of the most angelic children I ever saw. On its face was a placid smile, and it looked more like the gentle repose of healthful sleep than the everlasting slumber of death.
"Beautiful curls clustered around a brow of snowy whiteness. It was easy to perceive that it was a child lately from England, from its peculiar conformation. I entered very softly, and did not disturb the afflicted mother, who reclined on the bed, her face buried in the pillow, sobbing as if her heart would break.
"Without a second's reflection I commenced make a sketch of the inanimate being before me, and in the course of half-an-hour I had produced an excellent likeness.
"A slight movement in the room caused the mother to look around her. She perceived me, and I apologized for my intrusion; and telling her that I was one of the Governor's party who arrived last night, I tore the leaf out of my book and presented it to her, and it is impossible to describe the delight and joy she expressed at its possession. She said I was an angel sent from heaven to comfort her. She had no likeness of her child.
"I bid her place her trust in Him 'who giveth and taketh away,' and left her indulging in the excitement of joy and sorrow. I went out unperceived by the bereaved father, who was still walking up and down, buried in grief. I continued my walk, contemplating the strange combination of events which gave this poor woman a single ray of peace for her sorrowing heart.
"When I was about starting the next day, I discovered in the wagon a basket filled with eggs, butter, and several loaves of bread, and a note to my address containing these words - 'From a grateful heart.'" [Taken from Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West. p. 211-12.]
That bereaved father was Richard Harrison and Mary Ann Whitaker was the sobbing mother. Their child Mary Ann was the child of the picture. That picture is now in the Hall of Relics in Parowan, Utah.
After Richard and his family moved to Pinto, Washington County, Utah, his wife Mary Ann still grieved for her little daughter. Nothing seemed to comfort her. One time when some of the General Authorities of the Church were down visiting the Pinto Ward, they were invited to dinner at the Harrison home. On seeing the sadness of Mrs. Harrison, one of the Authorities, after hearing what had happened, told her that she would yet have another child. This "promised child" was born 3 Feb 1855, a little girl who they named Sophia Elizabeth Harrison.

15. Sophia Elizabeth HARRISON HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 0 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p.88 ff. Diary of Richard Harrison, in possession of his son John Heber Harrison of Newcastle, Iron County, Utah, in 1936.
"Sophia Elizabeth Harrison whas Born Febry 3rd 1855 on Saturday morning at a Quarter past foure o'clock in the Morning at Joseph Cains Great Salt Lake City Utah Territory. [Joseph Cain had married Elizabeth Whitaker, sister of Mary Ann Whitaker Harrison.] - Sophia Elizabeth Harrison whas Baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by Perry G. Liston in Painto Creek Iron Co. U.T. on the 13th of December 1864 and confirmed by Robert Knell on the 25."
After Richard and his family moved to Pinto, Washington County, Utah, his wife Mary Ann still grieved for her little daughter, Mary Ann. Nothing seemed to comfort her. One time when some of the General Authorities of the Church were down visiting the Pinto Ward, they were invited to dinner at the Harrison home. On seeing the sadness of Mrs. Harrison, one of the Authorities, after hearing what had happened, told her that she would yet have another child. This "promised child" was born 3 Feb 1855,a little girl who they named Sophia Elizabeth Harrison.

15S. Neil Donald FORSYTH Cornelius
AF: Ancestral File, LDS Family History CD. ver. 4.19.

21. George William Robinson WHITAKER BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989, written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the "Whitaker Winnower".

IBID: George William Son of George Whitaker and Eveline P Robinson was Born while travling in the Wilderness at Independance Rock on the Sweet Waters Augt 27th 1847

IBID: Geo W. Whitaker And Elizabeth Bodiford United In Marriage at Salt Lake Temple Utah Jenery 8th A.D. 1902

IBID: Elizabeth Bodiford was Born Jen 2nd 1865

22. Arzella Robinson WHITAKER BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989, written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the "Whitaker Winnower".

IBID: Arzilla R Daughter of George Whitaker and Eveline P Robinson was Born at Salt Lake City UT July 14th 1849

IBID: Arzella Whitaker was Blessed under the hands of William G Perkins Bishop of the Seventh Ward on the 28 Day of Feb 1852

23. Eveline Robinson WHITAKERBIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989, written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the "Whitaker Winnower".

IBID: Eveline Daughter of George and Eveline P Whitaker was Born at Great Salt Lake City State of Deseret Jeny 23 1851

IBID: Eveline Whitaker was Blessed under the hands of William G Perkins Bishop of the Seventh Ward on the 28 Day of Feb 1852

24. Cassandra Robinson WHITAKER BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989, written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the "Whitaker Winnower".

IBID: Cassandra Daughter of George & Eveline Whitaker was Born at Great Salt Lake City State of Deserett Octr 23rd 1852 at 7 Oclock p.m.

IBID: Cassandria Whitaker was Blessed under the hands of William G Perkins Bishop of the Seventh Ward on the first Day of Feby 1855

25. Orson Robinson WHITAKER CENSUS: 1841 Hagley, Worcestershire Census p. 22. [464,208]

PARISH: Various Worcestershire Parish Registers by Correspondence.

JOURNAL: Whitaker, George. "Annotated Journal of George Whitaker, in possession of W. W. Whitaker, 1989. 6094 Glenoaks Drive, Salt Lake City, Ut. 84107.

HISTORY: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. "The Whitaker Family in England and America, 1591 - 1980." Provo, Utah. 1980. p. 201.

BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989, written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the "Whitaker Winnower".

IBID: Orson Son of George & Eveline P Whitaker was Born at Great Salt Lake City State of Deseret Sept 15th 1855 at 3 oclock P.M.

IBID: Orson Whitaker was Blessed under the Hands of Bishop James G. Willey Bishop of the Seventh Ward on the third Day of Jeny 1858

26. Myron WHITAKER BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989, written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the "Whitaker Winnower".

IBID: Myron Eugene Son of George & Elizabeth Whitaker was Born at Great Salt Lake City State of Deseret Decr 27 1857 at Half past four p.m.

IBID: Myron E. Whitaker was Blessed under the Hands of James G Willey Bishop of the Seventh Ward on the third Day of Jeny 1858

27. Silas WHITAKER BIBLE: George Whitaker Bible, in possession of Nora Price, 1989, written in his own handwriting. See the June 1989 issue of the "Whitaker Winnower".

IBID: Silas P Whitaker Son of George & Elizabeth Whitaker was Born at GSL City State of Deseret Sepr 26th 1859 at half past four P M

IBID: Silas C Whitaker was Blessed under the Hands of Johnathan Progmire and Thos MacLelan Bishop of the seventh Ward Octr 3 1859

33. Elizabeth Turner CAIN HIST: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. Stevenson's Genealogical Center. Provo, Utah. 1980. THE WHITAKER FAMILY IN ENGLAND and AMERICA 1591-1980. p. 154. "Their daughter Elizabeth Turner Cain was born to them in Salt Lake in the 14 Ward, on 14 Apr 1848; his appointment as Ward Clerk was 14 Mar 1849 in the Seventh Ward.

AF: Ancestral File, LDS Family History Center, 21 Jul 2000. ver 4.19.

33S. Charles CRISMON Jr. HIST: Sons of Utah Pioneers. Youngberg, Florence C. CONQUERORS OF THE WEST. Agreka Books.1:610.

AF: Ancestral File, LDS Family History Center, 21 Jul 2000. ver 4.19.

34. Joseph Moore CAIN HIST: Whitaker, Wilford W. & Erma Whitaker Sorensen. Stevenson's Genealogical Center. Provo, Utah. 1980. THE WHITAKER FAMILY IN ENGLAND and AMERICA 1591-1980. p. 155. "14 May 1851, their son Joseph Moore Caine, was born." Salt Lake City.

They had the following children:

i. Mary Ann WHITAKER was born on 10 Aug 1811 in Blakedown, Worcestershire, England. She died on 04 Sep 1898 in Blakedown, Iron, Utah. She was buried in , Iron, Utah. Mary married Richard HARRISON son of William HARRISON and Elizabeth BAKER on 10 Sep 1836 in Liverpool, , England. Richard was born on 08 Mar 1808 in Springmire, Dudley, Worcestershire, England. He died on 04 Mar 1882 in Pinto, Washington, Utah.


ii. Thomas WHITAKER was born on 10 Jan 1814 in Blakedown, Worc, England. Thomas married Elizabeth BREAKWELL about 1835 in , Worc, England. Elizabeth was born about 1815 in of Blakedown, Worc, England.


iii. Harriet WHITAKER was born on 30 Jul 1816 in Blakedown, Worc, England. She died on 16 Jul 1882 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Harriet married John TAYLOR Apostle on 04 Dec 1847 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. John was born about 1806 in Toronto, , Canada.


iv. Moses WHITAKER was born on 22 Apr 1818 in Blakedown, Worcestershire, England. He died on 11 Feb 1852 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried in First Burial Ground in Salt Lake, Utah.


Moses married Alice LONGSTROTH before 1850 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Alice was born on 29 Jan 1824 in Arncliffs, Yorks, England. She died in 1907/1908 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah.



MOSES WHITAKER

(1818-1851)

Early Mormon Pioneer


Moses Whitaker was born the 22nd of April 1818 and Christened the 19th of July 1818, at Blakedown, Worcestershire, England, son of Thomas and Sophia Turner Whitaker. In his youth, he learned the art of “Cutlery” and “Edge-tool Grinding”, a trade followed by his father Thomas and his younger brother George Whitaker.


Moses and two of his sisters Mary Ann and Sophia had moved to Liverpool, sometime prior to 1840, or at least he was visiting in Liverpool during April of 1840, when they received word about the Restoration of the Gospel, possibly at the hands of John Taylor and Joseph Fielding who had built up a branch of 28 members in Liverpool by 7 April 1840, where Brigham Young found them. After a conference at Preston, John Taylor returned to Liverpool by the 19th of April 1840.


Mary Ann Whitaker had married Richard Harrison on 10 Sep 1836, but we have not yet found where, so we don’t know for sure where they were living in 1840 but by the 6th of Feb 1841, Richard Harrison was living at 72 Burlington Street, in Liverpool, England, at which time a conference was held there to organize “a company of Saints going to New Orleans on the ship ‘Sheffield,’” which was the second ship of Saints to America.


Anyway, it “was about this time [25-28 April 1840] that my brother and two sisters, who were at Liverpool, had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.” [Journal of George Whitaker] This would be his brother Moses Whitaker, baptized 25-28 April 1840 and his sister Sophia who was baptized 28 April 1840 and his sister Mary Ann who had married Richard Harrison, both of whom were baptized on the 25th of Apr 1840.


At the time of the 1841 census of England, Parish of Kidderminster, Blakedown, Worcestershire, Moses Whitaker was again living at home. This would be before 4 July 1841 as his mother is shown on the Census return but had died by the 4th of July 1841. Here Moses is shown as age 23, Edgetool Grinder [as was his father and his brother George] and born in the same county.


Moses Whitaker immigrated to America with his sister Mary Ann and her husband Richard Harrison. George Whitaker writes, “In the fall of 1842, my brother Moses and sister Mary Ann and husband emigrated to the gathering place of the Saints, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.” [Journal of George Whitaker, p. 4] On the 17th of September 1841, the ship ‘Sidney,’ Captain Cowen, sailed from Liverpool, bound for St. Louis, USA. They were eight weeks on the ocean and arrived in New Orleans 27 November 1842.


In consequence of arriving in America so late, they had to stay in New Orleans and St. Louis until the river broke up in the Spring when they went to Nauvoo on the Mormon-owned boat, ‘The Maid of Iowa’, Captain Dan Jones. They landed in Nauvoo in 13 Apr 1843. Here they were introduced to Joseph Smith who made them welcome to their new home.


Moses Whitaker purchased a lot in Nauvoo but it has not been located as yet. In 1844, he was ordained a Seventy, in Nauvoo. The next year George Whitaker emigrated to America and to Nauvoo, where he anxiously sought out his brother. “While on our way, I met my brother Moses, coming to meet me, and it was indeed a very happy meeting.” [Journal of George Whitaker]


At April Conference, 1846, the Saints were counseled to plant all the corn they could, and even plowed up some of the streets that were not used. “My brother Moses and myself worked together that season. We took some land in the Big Field, on shares, about three miles from Nauvoo; hired a team and put in several acres of sod corn, that is plowed up the sod and put the corn in with an ax as the sod was so tough we could not put it in with a hoe. We did not expect to raise more than half a crop, and did not.” [Journal of George Whitaker]


About the last of May, 1846, Richard Harrison and his wife went to Burlington, Iowa, to work at his trade [iron -monger] and left George and Moses to care for the garden and two cows. Moses owned a lot about a quarter of a mile from the Harrisons and he concluded to build a house on his lot that fall. He enlisted the aid of his younger brother George and they made a kiln of bricks on his lot. It took them most of the summer and very hard work. They had to carry water in buckets about one hundred yards. They made and formed about seventy thousand bricks. Not having the wood to fire it with, George sold “a few spades and scythes that I had brought from England, and with what little trading my brother did, we got enough wood to burn the kiln.” [Journal of George Whitaker]


They expected to sell a large portion of the bricks to buy other needed material for Moses’ home, but they were forced to leave and never “received a penny” for their long, hard work.


George Whitaker came to Utah [with his new bride Eveline Parsons Robinson] in the John Taylor Company in 1847. It is presumed that Moses Whitaker arrived in Utah that same year. Moses Whitaker married, sometime prior to the 1850 [1851] census of Utah, to Alice Longstroth. She was born 29 Jan 1824, at Arncliffs, Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Stephen Longstroth of Iron Cliff, Lancashire, England, and Ann Gill, daughter of George Gill, of Lancashire. In the 1850 [1851] census taken at Salt Lake, #255, p. 82 (27) Moses Whittaker, aged 31, born in England, a Cutler, and Alice, aged 27, also born in England.

Moses Whitaker died sometime in July and was buried the 25th of July 1851, “in the first burying ground.” [It has been difficult to ascertain where that data came from.]


On the 11 Dec 1853, Alice Longstroth Whitaker, widow of Moses Whitaker, was sealed to George D. Watt, [the ‘first’ Mormon convert from England] as his third wife. Alice had no children by either Moses Whitaker or George D. Watt.


In 1860 George D. Watt bought 20 acres of land on the avenues where Rowland Hall now is, which had first been owned by Moses Whitaker, the first husband of Alice Longstroth. In 1869, George D. Watt moved from his home in Salt Lake, now part of Rowland Hall, to Northeast Layton.


In a 1976 interview with Mrs. Arta E. Williams Whitesides, she said, “I was in my teens when Aunt Alice died. She was a grand woman. My mother died in 1902 - I was 13 then. Grandma went to live with “Aunt Alice” and lived in her house when Aunt Alice died, just a few yards from the big home. Aunt Alice [Longstroth] died between 1907-1908, as my cousin was born just before her death. Aunt Alice was so sick and thin. Uncle brought some washed boards in. I asked him why? He said to put Aunt Alice in. I said, Oh! She will not die! He replied, Oh! No! She’ll die before morning. Sure enough, she died.” [Mrs. Arta E. Williams Whitesides was kind enough to allow Wilford W. Whitaker, Jr. to copy the attached photo of Alice Longstroth Whitaker Watts.]




Photo by Tom Smart

PIONEER CEMETERY

Salt Lake City, Utah 1847

Relocated in 1986


Utah’s first pioneer burial site was in Salt Lake City in block 49 (on 200 West between 300 and 400 South) where beginning in 1847, at least 32 pioneers were buried. Lost to memory for decades, the site was discovered during construction work in 1986. Unfortunately, all the remains could not be identified on the basis of existing records. The bodies were reburied at This is the Place Heritage Park, overlooking the valley they came to settle.


Our beautiful little cemetery is approximately 90 feet square, surrounded by a wrought iron fence. Inside the cemetery are white headstones, void of names and dates, but full of mystery and small-town charm.


[George Whitaker received one lot of Salt Lake property. The city was laid off under the direction of President Brigham Young, consisting of ten-acre squares, containing eight city lots, and broad streets 92 feet wide and sidewalks of 20 feet each, making 132 feet from property line to property line. The lot was located on Third South street, between West Temple and First West Street [123 West 300 South] containing one and one-fourth acres, ten rods facing third South and twenty rods deep. Later this area became known as “Whitaker Square”.]


[Salt Lake City’s “First Burying Ground” is thought to have been located on 200 West between 300 South and 400 South. This site, also known as “Block 49", was located and excavated in 1986, which yielded 32 pioneer bodies, mostly children, and nine adults, which may include Moses Whitaker! These pioneers were removed to “This is the Place Heritage Park Cemetery” at “This is the Place Heritage Park.” [] (See article in Deseret Morning News Newspaper, Monday, 30 May 2005, “Graves Reminders of Pioneers”, by Nicole Warburton.] []

Graves reminders of pioneers Remains of 32 settlers rest at This Is the Place By Nicole Warburton Deseret Morning News

On a grassy slope at the base of Emigration Canyon is a cemetery, placed in the shadow of rolling hills and guarded by an iron fence.

This Is the Place Heritage Park cemetery has nine adults; rest are children or infants.

To the east are mountains; the west, a view of the Salt Lake Valley. A light breeze cools the air, but the midmorning sun offers a hint of the soon-to-come, dry summer heat.

This is the home of 32 pioneer dead, reburied in 1987 at This Is the Place Heritage Park. Some are known, but most remain nameless. Nine were adults; the others were children or infants.

These are the early settlers of the Salt Lake Valley. Many traveled by foot and covered wagon to create a home in the West. The babies died soon after birth, the adults and children just after arrival in the valley.

Few know their story, say cemetery caretakers. "I think most people have the impression that it's a make-believe cemetery," said Ron Andersen, a guide at This Is the Place and a member of the Mormon Trails Association. "To be honest, it's not a heavily visited spot." Andersen has tried, however, to provide information about the 32 pioneer dead. He authored portions of a Web site, complete with pictures and stories that can be used as a tool for teachers of Utah history.

When Andersen leads tours at the park, he will offer anecdotes about known pioneers in the cemetery. Sometimes, he will tell this story: In 1986, construction crews began digging the foundation for a new apartment complex on 200 West between 300 South and 400 South in Salt Lake City. A week earlier, the site — also known as block 49 — had been searched unsuccessfully for what was thought to be the first pioneer cemetery in Utah. On July 6, 1986, an antiques collector went into the construction site to look for old bottles. He instead found a coffin, a discovery that led to two weeks of excavation and the recovery of 32 pioneer bodies. After forensic tests in a Wyoming lab, the remains were reburied on Memorial Day 1987 at This Is the Place Heritage Park, known then as Pioneer Trails State Park.

A sculpture at the pioneer cemetery at This Is the Place Heritage Park is a poignant reminder of the young lives lost as the valley was settled.

Photos by Tom Smart, Deseret Morning News

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the pioneer reburial. Russ Wood, vice president over advancement at This Is the Place, said there is a unique feeling inside the pioneer cemetery. It's peaceful but also tells the story of struggles that "didn't end" when pioneers reached the Salt Lake Valley, he said. "You start imagining what happened to have them in these nondescript graves," he said, describing the original burial site where no headstones or identification marked the graves. "That's kind of the heart-wrenching part of it."

Debi Brady, a program coordinator and character guide at This Is the Place, said there was "a lot of suffering and sickness" for Utah's original settlers. Reports of forensics done on the pioneer bodies show malnutrition, interrupted development of children, tooth decay and starchy diets.

Heritage Park historian Paul Smith said in a statement: "It was not uncommon in the 1800s to lose up to one-third of your children to what would be considered benign causes today."

The cemetery is at the northeast edge of This Is the Place, overlooking a village with re-created or original buildings from 1847 to 1897. Down a hill, directly south, visiting children can run with handcarts and attempt to relive the treks of Utah pioneers.

Today, flowers will be placed at the 32 headstones in the pioneer cemetery. The cemetery can be visited from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from now until Labor Day. For more information, visit: http://www.thisistheplace.org/

Many early graves not as yet located The remains of early Utah settlers are scattered in cemeteries throughout the state. Many pioneer graves have yet to be identified or found.

Earlier this year, remains were uncovered in Coalville during a construction project. Six were reburied in the city cemetery, including three babies.

In Salt Lake City, five well-known cemeteries (including the one at This Is the Place Heritage Park) contain pioneer remains: Kimball & Whitney Cemetery, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Mt. Olivet Cemetery and the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

A 19th century military cemetery is at Ft. Douglas at the University of Utah. For more information about these cemeteries, visit: http://www.mormontrails.org/.

Bodies include twins and drowned toddler

Of the 32 bodies found at block 49 — the first pioneer cemetery in the Salt Lake Valley — few were identified by name. There was a set of conjoined twins who died at birth, several infants and children. Many were thought to be part of the Charles C. Rich and Vincent Shurtliff families.

One of the first known to be buried there was 3-year-old Milton Howard Thirlkill, a boy from Mississippi who traveled with his family to Utah. They arrived July 22, 1847, having come to be with other pioneering members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Aug. 11, 1847, Thirlkill drowned near a dam along City Creek. "All his life he'd been on the trail, in essence," said Ron Andersen with the Mormon Trails Association. "They're here a week and finally after his two-year odyssey, one week later, he's dead. You could imagine the heartbreak of a parent."

Caroline Van Dyke Grant died of cholera on Sept. 26, 1847. She was within 75 miles of Salt Lake City, and her husband, Jedediah H. Grant, carried her body to be buried in Salt Lake — next to Thirlkill.

Nancy O'Neal Rich died Oct. 5, 1847, days after she arrived in the valley. Her granddaughter, Eliza N. Rich, was buried next to her in 1849. Nancy O'Neal Rich was the mother of LDS apostle Charles C. Rich.

Other bodies found at block 49 include a 65-year-old woman who was buried alongside two infants. All remains were reburied at This is The Place Heritage Park. (Information courtesy of This is The Place Heritage Park.)

v. George WHITAKER was born on 18 Mar 1820 in Blakedown, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He was christened on 14 May 1820 in ChurcHill-in-Halfshire, Worcestershire, England. He died on 21 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 23 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. George married (1) Eveline Parsons ROBINSON daughter of John ROBINSON Capt and Abigail PARSONS on 27 Jul 1846 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Eveline was born on 19 Dec 1827 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 23 Jul 1869 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. George married (2) Elizabeth COMISH daughter of William COMISH and Elizabeth KEGG Keig on 12 Feb 1857 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Elizabeth was born on 18 Oct 1836 in Onchan, Middle, Isle of Man, Great Britain. She was christened on 23 Oct 1836 in Onchan, Onchan, Isle of Man, Great Britain. She died on 02 Jan 1882 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried on 03 Jan 1882 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

vi. William WHITAKER was born on 30 Nov 1823 in Blakedown, Worc, England.

vii. Sophia WHITAKER was born on 21 Apr 1825 in Blakedown, Worc, England. She died on 27 Feb 1887 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Sophia married John TAYLOR Apostle on 24 Jan 1847. John was born about 1806 in Toronto, , Canada.

viii. Elizabeth WHITAKER was born on 04 Aug 1828 in Blakedown, Worcestersnkre, England. She died on 27 Mar 1880 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Elizabeth married Joseph CAIN son of James CAIN and Ann MOOR on 24 Jan 1847 in On Board Ship, "America", To New Orleans. Joseph was born on 05 Nov 1822 in St. George Parish, Douglas, Isle of Man, Great Britain. He died on 20 Apr 1857 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

ix. John WHITAKER was born on 12 May 1831 in Blakedown, Worc, England.


John ROBINSON Capt was born on 27 Dec 1792 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died on 16 Feb 1887 in Uintah, Weber, Utah. He was buried in Uintah, Weber, Utah. He married8 Abigail PARSONS on 09 Jul 1814 in Cushing, Knox, Maine.


Abigail PARSONS was born on 13 Jul 1793 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 01 Nov 1857 in Uintah, Weber, Utah. She was buried in Uintah, Weber, Utah.

Captain John ROBINSON was born on 27 Dec 1792 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died on 16 Feb 1887 in Uintah, Weber, Utah. He was buried in Uintah, Weber, Utah. John married Abigail PARSONS daughter of William PARSONS Capt and Sarah Sally PEARSON on 09 Jul 1814 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. Abigail was born on 13 Jul 1793 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 01 Nov 1857 in Uintah, Weber, Utah. She was buried in Uintah, Weber, Utah.

They had the following children:

i. Mary Ann ROBINSON was born on 20 Oct 1814 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died after 20 Jul 1850 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She was buried in Orff Cem, Cushing, Knox, Maine. Mary married Payne T. ORFF on 02 Jul 1835 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. Payne was born in 1813 in , of Knox, Maine. He died in 1898 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He was buried in Orff Cem, Cushing, Knox, Maine.

ii. William James ROBINSON was born on 30 Aug 1817 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died on 01 May 1840 in Lost at Sea. He was buried in Lost at Sea.

iii. Niven C. ROBINSON was born on 04 Feb 1821 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died on 18 Sep 1850 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He was buried in Norton Cem, Cushing, Knox, Maine. Niven married Harriet Y. PAGE on 20 Oct 1845 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. Harriet was born in 1825 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 07 May 1898 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She was buried in Norton Cem, Cushing, Knox, Maine.

iv. Benjamin Parsons ROBINSON was born on 24 Sep 1822 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died on 09 Aug 1849 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He was buried in Orff Cem, Cushing, Knox, Maine. Benjamin married Eliza Ann BURTON on 26 Apr 1846 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. Eliza was born in 1824 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died after 1892 in Cushing, Knox, Maine.

v. Cyrus ROBINSON was born on 12 Nov 1824 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died in Sep 1846 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He was buried in Lost at Sea.

vi. Eveline Parsons ROBINSON was born on 19 Dec 1827 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 23 Jul 1869 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. Eveline married George WHITAKER son of Thomas WHITAKER and Sophia TURNER on 27 Jul 1846 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. George was born on 18 Mar 1820 in Blakedown, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He was christened on 14 May 1820 in ChurcHill-in-Halfshire, Worcestershire, England. He died on 21 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 23 Apr 1907 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah.

vii. John ROBINSON Jr. was born on 09 Nov 1829 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died on 04 Oct 1891 in Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah. John married Lucinda Victoria ROBERTS on 24 Jan 1853 in Big Cottonwood, Sl, Utah. Lucinda was born on 07 May 1838 in Monroe, Fairfield, Connecticut. She died on 11 Jun 1917 in Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah. She was buried in Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah.

viii. Sarah Abigail ROBINSON was born on 22 Sep 1833 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. She died on 03 Apr 1870. Sarah married Henry ROBINSON about 1853 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Henry was born about 1830 in , of Morgan, Utah.

ix. Isaac Parsons ROBINSON was born on 17 Mar 1835 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died on 02 Apr 1917. Isaac married Elsie Permelia STODDARD on 29 May 1863 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Elsie was born on 12 Dec 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. She died on 31 Mar 1907 in Thatcher, Graham, Az. She was buried on 02 Apr 1907 in Thatcher, Graham, Az.

x. Lawrence ROBINSON was born on 18 Oct 1837 in Cushing, Knox, Maine. He died on 18 Jun 1905. Lawrence married Mary Jane STODDARD on 04 Mar 1858 in Salt Lake, Sl, Utah. Mary was born on 03 Feb 1844 in , Cumberland, Pa. She died on 30 Apr 1923 in Clinton, Davis, Utah. She was buried in May 1923 in Uintah, Weber, Utah.

Sgt. William Loving HICKERSON, in the War of 1812, was born on 18 Jun 1784 on Hickerson Branch, Goose Creek, Smith, Tennessee. He died on 24 Aug 1860 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California. He was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California. He married Melinda Amelia LUSTER before 1811.

Melinda Amelia LUSTER was born about 1785 in , Carter, Tennessee. She died before Dec 1845 in , Fayette, Illinois.

William Loving Hickerson married (1) Mrs. . born about 1786 in , , Tennessee. She died in 1807/1811 in , Smith, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

i. Matilda HICKERSON was born about 1807 in , Smith, Tennessee.

ii. Mahala HICKERSON was born on 01 May 1809 in , Smith, Tennessee. She died on 18 Dec 1845 in , Fayette, Illinois. She was buried in McInturff Cemetery, Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois. Mahala married Wilson MCINTURFF son of Amanuel or Manwell MCINTURFF and Melinda Amelia LUSTER in 1824 in , Fayette, Illinois. Wilson was born on 24 Aug 1804 in , , North Carolina. He died on 18 Jan 1849 in , Fayette, Illinois.

William married (2) Melinda Amelia LUSTER daughter of Archibald LUSTER and Malinda YARBROUGH before 1811. Melinda was born about 1785 in , Carter, Tennessee. She died before Dec 1845 in , Fayette, Illinois.

They had the following children:

iii. Andrew Jackson HICKERSON BkHkWar was born on 21 Jun 1812 in Hickerson Branch, Goose Creek, Smith, Tennessee. He died on 07 Jun 1899 in Indian Valley, Greenville, Plumas, California. Andrew married Margaret Hoover SHIRLEY Photo daughter of SHIRLEY on 23 Mar 1836 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois. Margaret was born on 03 Dec 1813 in , Carter, Tennessee. She died on 22 Dec 1893 in Indian Valley, Greenville, Plumas, California.

iv. George Washington HICKERSON BkHkWar was born on 13 Dec 1813 in Hickerson Branch, Goose Creek, Smith, Tennessee. He died on 17 Aug 1884 in Hatton, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He was buried on 19 Aug 1884 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. George married Sarah WOOLSEY [Photo] daughter of Joseph WOOLSEY and Abigail SCHAEFFER on 28 Jul 1838 in , Fayette, Illinois. Sarah was born on 02 Oct 1820 in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky. She died on 21 Feb 1899 in Hatton, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She was buried on 23 Feb 1899 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

v. Catherine Lucretia HICKERSON was born on 02 Feb 1816 in , Bond, Illinois. She died on 02 Apr 1897 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She was buried in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. Catherine married (1) Sampson MILES son of William MILES and Delila NOBLES on 11 Dec 1836 in , Fayette, Illinois. Sampson was born on 21 Mar 1814 in , , Kentucky. He died on 15 May 1855 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois. He was buried on 17 May 1855 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois. Catherine married (2) Thomas WOOLSEY Mex.War (MormBatt) son of Joseph WOOLSEY and Abigail SCHAEFFER before 1859 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce.Thomas was born on 03 Nov 1805 in Fishing Creek, Lincoln (Pulaski), Kentucky. He died1 on 05 Jan 1897 in West Point, Sanpete, Utah. He was buried on 05 Jan 1897 in Wales Cemetery, Wales, Sanpete, Utah. Catherine married (3) Noah Summers Buckley AVERY Photo son of Hezekiah AVERY and Henrietta NELSON before 1880 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. Noah was born on 14 Dec 1838 in Granville Twp, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He died on 11 Jan 1912 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He was buried on 14 Jan 1912 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

William Loving Hickerson married (3) Amelia Reeves HOWELL daughter of REEVES. Amelia was born in 1803 in , , Tennessee. She died in 1854 in Ozark, Franklin, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

vi. Thomas Manley HICKERSON was born on 03 Jun 1840 in Ozark, Franklin, Arkansas. He died on 26 Nov 1917 in Stuart, Hughes, Oklahoma.

vii. Mallory Storm HICKERSON was born about 1843 in Ozark, Franklin, Arkansas. He died on 23 Jun 1856 in Ozark, Franklin, Arkansas.

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14. Joseph WOOLSEY was born about 1771 in , Ulster, New York. He died in 1839/1840 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois. He married Abigail SCHAEFFER about 1804 in , , Kentucky.





15. Abigail SCHAEFFER was born on 13 Sep 1786 in , , Maryland. She died on 02 Sep 1848 on the Last or 9th Crossing of the Sweetwater, Utah Territory, (Wyoming). The cause of death was Rocky Mountain Fever. She was buried on 03 Sep 1848 on the Last or 9th Crossing of the Sweetwater, Utah Territory, (Wyoming).



Joseph Woolsey married (1) Mary CAZIER Polly daughter of David CESAR about 1796. Mary was born about 1776. She died about 1802 in , Jessamine, Kentucky.

They had the following possible children:

i. Joseph WOOLSEY Jr. was born about 1797 in , Whitley, Kentucky. He died in of Edmonson, Kentucky. Joseph married Jane HUNT on 12 Nov 1829 in , Edmonson, Kentucky. Jane was born about 1809 in , , North Carolina.

ii. Henry H. WOOLSEY was born about 1799 in , , New York. He died in 1848 in Carmi, White, Illinois. Henry married Mary CHASTEEN daughter of Peter CHASTAIN and Eleanor about 1821 in of , White, Illinois. Mary was born in 1803 in , , South Carolina. She died after 1860 in Carmi, White, Illinois. SUPPOSITION by www

iii. Ruth WOOLSEY Woosley was born about 1801 in of Knox, Kentucky. Ruth married Nehemiah WOOLSEY son of Thomas WOOLSEY and Margery BURNS Mahala on 25 Sep 1821 in , Knox, Kentucky. Nehemiah was born about 1800 in , Knox, Kentucky.

Joseph married (2) Abigail SCHAEFFER daughter of John SCHAEFFER and Nancy HOPKINS Ann about 1804 in , , Kentucky. Abigail was born on 13 Sep 1786 in , , Maryland. She died on 02 Sep 1848 in Last or 9th Crossing of the Sweetwater, Utah Territory, (Wyoming). She was buried1,2,3 on 03 Sep 1848 in Last or 9th Crossing of the Sweetwater, Utah Territory, (Wyoming).

They had the following children:

iv. Thomas WOOLSEY Mexican War, a member of the Morman Battalion, and a member of Brigham Young's Pioneer Company, was born on 03 Nov 1805 in Fishing Creek, Lincoln (Pulaski), Kentucky. He died4 on 05 Jan 1897 in West Point, Sanpete, Utah. He was buried on 05 Jan 1897 in Wales Cemetery, Wales, Sanpete, Utah.

Thomas married (1) Mary BURRELL daughter of Reuben B. BURRELL and Lucinda HANNA on 29 Apr 1829 in Salt Creek Township, Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana. Mary was born6 on 11 Apr 1813 in Near Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. She died7 in 1858 in Provo, Utah, Utah.

Thomas married (2) Julia Ann MITCHELL daughter of Abraham MITCHELL and Anna COLPETZER on 28 Jan 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Julia was born on 18 Feb 1828 in Medina, Medina, Ohio. She died on 10 Jan 1896 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah. She was buried on 12 Jan 1896 in Manti City Cemetery.

Thomas married (3) Elizabeth Ann HOLDAWAY daughter of Timothy HOLDAWAY and Mary Elizabeth TRENT on 28 Jan 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Elizabeth was born on 14 Jul 1829 in Rochester, Hawkins, Tennessee. She died on 14 Jan 1905.

Thomas married (4) Mary LANE on 13 Mar 1847 in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska. Mary was born about 1805 in Pulaski, Fayette, Kentucky.

Thomas married (5) Lucretia WILLIS daughter of John WILLIS and Jane KIRKPATRICK on 18 Apr 1847 in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska. Lucretia was born about 1818 in Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee.

Thomas married (6) Catherine Lucretia HICKERSON daughter of Sgt. William Loving HICKERSON War1812 and Melinda Amelia LUSTER before 1859 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce.Catherine was born on 02 Feb 1816 in , Bond, Illinois. She died on 02 Apr 1897 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She was buried in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

Thomas married (7) Susan Maria MILES Photo daughter of Sampson MILES and Catherine Lucretia HICKERSON in Jun 1865 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce.Susan was born on 28 Oct 1851 in Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois. She died on 05 Oct 1916 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She was buried on 09 Oct 1916 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

v. Hyrum WOOLSEY was born about 1806 in Fishing Creek, Lincoln (Pulaski), Kentucky. Hyrum married Rachel MITCHELL daughter of Abraham MITCHELL and Anna COLPETZER about 1825 in , Jessamine, Kentucky. Rachel was born about 1807 in of, , Missouri.

vi. Richard WOOLSEY was born on 28 Aug 1808 in Fishing Creek, Lincoln (Nicholasville, Jessamine), Kentucky. He died after 01 Jun 1880 in New Harmony, Washington, Utah. He was buried in New Harmony Cemetery (No Markers).

Richard married8 (1) Sarah (Sally) KINWORTHY daughter of Thomas KINWORTHY Sr. and Mrs. T. Sr(2) on 18 Jun 1830 in Salt Creek, Jackson, Indiana. Sarah was born on 12 Jan 1809 in of Jackson, Indiana. She died on 08 Mar 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. She was buried in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Richard married (2) Hannah FOXHALL daughter of James FOXHALL and Mary JENKINS on 26 Aug 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. Hannah was born about 1822 in , , England. She died before 1860.

Richard married (3) Clarissa COLE Photo daughter of Owen COLE and Sarah TURNBAUGH on 05 Jan 1847 in , Van Buren, Iowa. Clarissa was born on 06 May 1827 in Penfield, Monroe, New York. She died on 23 Mar 1895/1885 in Silver Reef, Washington, Utah. She was buried in Apr 1895 in New Harmony Cemetery (No Markers).

Richard married (4) Caroline ANDERSON on 05 Mar 1857 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. The marriage ended in divorce.Caroline was born about 1836.

vii. John WOOLSEY Mex.War was born about 1810 in Fishing Creek, Lincoln (Pulaski), Kentucky. He died on 12 Mar 1847 in , Fayette, Illinois. John married Jane HALEY daughter of John HALEY Co. Comm. on 24 Feb 1835 in , Fayette, Illinois. Jane was born in 1810 in , , South Carolina. She died on 19 Mar 1863 in Fayette, Kentucky.

viii. Mary WOOLSEY Polly was born in 1812 in Fishing Creek, Lincoln (Pulaski), Kentucky. She died before 1850 in , Jackson County, Indiana. Mary married Thomas WHITSON son of Thomas WHITSON and Barbara on 18 Jun 1830 in Salt Lick, Jackson County, Indiana. Thomas was born in 1796 in , , Virginia. He died after 1850.

ix. Agatha Ann WOOLSEY, was born on 18 Jan 1814 in Fishing Creek, Lincoln (Pulaski), Kentucky. She died on 04 Jun 1866 in New Harmony, Washington, Utah. She was buried on 05 Jun 1866 in New Harmony, Washington, Utah. Agatha married John Doyle LEE, son of Ralph LEE and Elizabeth DOYLE on 23 Jul 1833 in , Randolph, Indiana. John was born on 06 Sep 1812 in Kaskaskia, Randolph, Illinois. He died on 23 Mar 1877 in Mountain Meadows, Southern Utah.

x. Nancy WOOLSEY was born in 1817 in , Lincoln(Jessamine), Kentucky. She died after 1880 in Otego, Fayette, Illinois. Nancy married Thomas A. GATEWOOD "Young Tom" son of Thomas R. GATEWOOD and Margaret KAY on 09 Nov 1837 in , Fayette, Illinois. Thomas was born about 1806/1810 in of Fayette, Illinois. He died after 1870 in Otego, Fayette, Illinois.

xi. Elizabeth WOOLSEY was born on 25 Mar 1818 in , Lincoln (Jessamine), Kentucky. She died on 08 Aug 1847 in , Fayette, Illinois. She was buried in Evans Cemetery, Bear Grove Township, Fayette County, Illinois. Elizabeth married John B. HENNINGER son of Henry HENNINGER and Margaret GRIEVER on 17 May 1841 in , Fayette, Illinois. John was born on 23 Nov 1819 in , , Virginia. He died on 27 Jun 1908 in , Fayette, Illinois. He was buried in South Hill Cemetery, Vandalia, Fayette, Illinois.

xii. Sarah WOOLSEY [Photo] was born on 02 Oct 1820 in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky. She died on 21 Feb 1899 in Hatton, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She was buried on 23 Feb 1899 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

Sarah married (2) George Washington HICKERSON BkHkWar son of Sgt. William Loving HICKERSON War1812 and Melinda Amelia LUSTER on 28 Jul 1838 in , Fayette, Illinois. George was born on 13 Dec 1813 in Hickerson Branch, Goose Creek, Smith, Tennessee. He died on 17 Aug 1884 in Hatton, Kanosh, Millard, Utah. He was buried on 19 Aug 1884 in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

Sarah married (1) William M. STEVENS on 23 Jul 1834 in , Randolph, Illinois. William was born about 1814 in , of Randolph County, Illinois. He died in Aug 1834 in , Randolph County, Illinois. He was buried in of Smallpox.

xiii. James Hopkins WOOLSEY was born on 02 Mar 1822 in , Jessamine, Kentucky. He died on 15 Oct 1903 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah.

James married (1) Lovina PATTERSON Photo daughter of Jeremiah Ephraim PATTERSON and Eliza HELMER about 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. The marriage ended in divorce.Lovina was born on 09 Jan 1824 in Burnsville, Allegany, New York. She died on 21 Sep 1908 in Ferron, Emery, Utah. She was buried on 23 Sep 1908 in Ferron, Emery, Utah.

James married (2) Sarah about 1855 in , , California. Sarah was born in 1828 in , , England.

James married (3) Mary Ann DONNELLY about 1873 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. Mary was born on 26 Jan 1837 in Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland. She died on 26 Jan 1923 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah. She was buried in Kanosh City Cemetery.

xiv. Rachel Andora WOOLSEY Author was born on 05 Aug 1825 in , Jessamine (Mercer), Kentucky. She died on 07 Jul 1912 in Safford, Graham, Arizona. She was buried in Jul 1912 in Lebanon, Graham, Arizona. Rachel married John Doyle LEE, son of Ralph LEE and Elizabeth DOYLE on 03 May 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. John was born on 06 Sep 1812 in Kaskaskia, Randolph, Illinois. He died on 23 Mar 1877 in Mountain Meadows, Southern Utah.

xv. William Andrew WOOLSEY was born on 01 Jan 1833 in , Randolph, Illinois. He died on 08 Dec 1893 in Salt Lake, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 09 Dec 1893 in Salt Lake City Cemetery.

William married (1) Unknown about 1851 in , , California.

William married (2) Emily Amanda M. ROCKWELL daughter of Orrin Porter ROCKWELL and Luana BEBEE on 18 Jan 1857 in of Alvarado, Alameda, California. The marriage ended in divorce.Emily was born about 1835 in , Clay, Missouri. She died on 09 Apr 1908 in Etna, Box Elder, Utah. She was buried in Tyrell Cabin Site Cemetery or Salt Lake City Cemetery.

William married (3) Ann JONES in 1871/1872 in , , Utah. Ann was born in 1833 in , , England. She died in 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. She was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery.

William married (4) Emily BRAZIER in 1857 in , , California. Emily was born about 1833 in , , California.

MOMMA The Life of ABIGAIL SCHAEFFER WOOLSEY

by Wilford W. Whitaker, August 2002

THE END OF THE ROAD

Wet and cold, the little group huddled closer together, seeking warmth from one another. Their somber attitude reflected the grey and lowering skies, pregnant with snow, while spits of snow and hail fitfully blew across them. They were miserable and shivering in the rarified atmosphere of the high Rocky Mountains. It was early in September, 1848. They were only one day’s journey from South Pass. They had yet to traverse up “Rocky Ridge”, where they would literally be on “top of the world”. But now they were on the headwaters of the Sweetwater River, having waded across that freezing stream for the last time, at the “Ninth” or “Last” crossing of the Sweetwater.

They were following in the footsteps of their oldest brother Thomas Woolsey and Brigham Young and the Pioneers and the later companies of 1847, trying to make it to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, before winter struck them here on their last leg before crossing South Pass. But they had had to stop here, in this wind-swept prairie of bunch grass and a few stunted trees. At least there was wood for fires and good feed for the stock. John D. Lee had been ill with a heavy fever, probably the ‘rocky mountain fever’ and he was just starting to mend when Abigail, “Momma”, came down with that same “rocky mountain fever”, and soon went into a coma. Lee called for a stop here on the Sweetwater, where her family gathered around her and her daughters desperately tried to care for her. But to no avail. Abigail opened her eyes, looked lovingly on her worried, sad family and then died around midnight on the third of September 1848. And now her family and a few friends were huddled near the banks of that little stream, where ice had formed the night before, and that morning, they had to break the ice in the water buckets and basins before they could splash some of the freezing water onto their faces. Although it was almost 3:00 o’clock, p.m., it was still cold and miserable. They were here to pay their last respects to their mother and grandmother, age 62.

Camp of Isereal. Sund., Sep 3, 1848. Last crossing S. water. Extremely cold & disagreeable. About midnight Abigail Lee yielded up the Ghost, after a strugle of about 48 hours.

Leading the group was John D. Lee, age 36, indomitable, resolute and implacable, though his face was still shrunken from the effects of that debilitating ‘rocky mountain fever’, which, by the way, had, the previous year, also laid up Brigham Young. Lee scrounged up an old wagon box and had carefully torn it apart, saving the metal and nails, and then fashioned a crude coffin for Abigail, one of his several plural wives, though he claimed that he had married her in name only, not as man and wife, but only to give her protection on their journey across the plains. Like the Israelites of old, they traveled in their companies of TENS and FIFTIES and HUNDREDS. John D. Lee had traveled as one of the fifty-seven wagons in the third company under William G. Perkins. , although Lee had trouble finding fifty persons who were willing to travel with him.



Standing next to John D. Lee was his first wife, Agatha Ann Woolsey, daughter of Abigail, who was “the wife of my youth”, age 34. Lee always spelled her name “Aggatha Ann”. In great sorrow, she had already buried four children, so Aggatha was acquainted with that awful specter Death.

Agatha Ann remembered her mother’s quiet, kind acceptance of her head-strong husband and how her mother had warmly responded when they first told her about the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints. Agatha remembered their jubilant feelings when they left Illinois and journeyed to Far West, Missouri, to gather with the Saints. Here they met the Prophet Joseph Smith, who John D. Lee thought “. . . carried an air of majesty that made him seem taller than his six feet.” It was here at Far West, on the following Sunday, 17 June 1838, that Lee and Agatha were baptized.

Agatha trembled when she thought of the Missouri Mobs who had descended upon them, burning crops and barns and houses and “pillaged towns, killing animals for sport, rummaging houses, even violating women and girls.” Agatha still shivered, and not just from the cold, when she thought of the time, after moving to Adam-ondi-Ahmen, she had believed Lee had been killed by the mob, her home had been burned and she and her little Sarah Jane were crouching in one corner of the burned out house where she had put some boards and a piece of canvas for shelter. She had started a small campfire in the ruined house, and didn’t know what to do, so she put herself and daughter into the hands of the Lord. “Lee rode up to the place before she knew he was coming. Her joy at seeing him was so great that she could only weep and cling to him.” She remembered how Lee had packed what few belongings they had left and returned his family to Vandalia, less than a year after leaving there. Then, hearing of the new city being built on the Mississippi, Lee and Agatha removed their family to Nauvoo, Illinois, in April 1840. Still reminiscing, Agatha remembered how John D. Lee had returned from his first mission to Jackson County, Tennessee, in October 1839, and he had preached “so effectively to his wife’s people that he was able to baptize the whole family, except the father.”

With all that behind her, now she was going to bury her “Momma” - who had nursed her through several sicknesses and cared for her through several pregnancies, who had accepted the Gospel with her. Her mother - upon whom she had depended so much, and had been eagerly looking forward to entering the Great Salt Lake Valley with the Saints. Her mother - who had kept the family together after the death of their father Joseph Woolsey in 1839, back in Fayette County, Illinois. Her mother - who heart and soul had encouraged her family to migrate west with the struggling band of Mormons. Her mother - who would not see the Valley. Now she was going to be laid here in a hard, cold grave in this forbidding and lonely land, far from her family and the Church, far from anywhere.


Gathered around Aggatha Ann were her children:

Sarah Jane Lee, age 10, who had gone through the terrible experiences in Missouri with her.

John Alma Lee, age 8, born in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Mary Adeline Lee, age 6, born in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Joseph Hyrum Lee, age 4, clinging to his mother’s leg and wondering why they had to stand out here in this freezing cold, and why Grandma was put in that old box.


Standing on the other side of John D. Lee was Rachel Andora Woolsey, age 23, a younger daughter of Abigail Schaeffer and Joseph Woolsey, who was about six months pregnant with her first child, who would be born Dec 1848, in Big Cottonwood, Utah, and named Elizabeth Abigail. [Elizabeth for Lee’s sister and Abigail for her mother Woolsey.] Rachel remembered the good times she had at home and the young men who had come “calling”. She particularly remembered the fervent conversations she had with her mother concerning the Mormon Church and their doctrine of Plural Wives. She had a particularly hard time coming to grips with that doctrine, but then, after deliberation and prayer, and upon her mother’s advice, she accepted Lee’s offer of marriage. She had been “sealed” to John D. Lee as his sixth wife, in Nauvoo, Illinois, on 3 May 1845, the same time as her mother was “sealed” to Lee as wife number five.

Rachel was one of the most faithful of Lee’s wives, attending to him in his extreme need while he was incarcerated in the Utah Territorial Prison and up until he was shot by the government for his participation in the Mountain Meadow Massacre. Rachel thought of her mother, remembering the good times they had had together, as the Woolseys were “a large, sociable group”, and how Abigail had welcomed the promising young man, John D. Lee, into their family of six girls and six boys. She remembered the brief courtship of Lee and her older sister Agatha Ann and their sumptuous wedding party fifteen years ago, and how Agatha Ann had acted with enthusiasm when Lee related his experience with the Mormon missionaries to her and how quickly they had joined the Mormon Church, firing the Woolseys with their eager new way of life. And now Momma was no longer with them. Would they be able to carry on?


Next to Rachel was her older sister, Sarah Woolsey Hickerson, age 28, small, but wirey and tough. Sarah had buried two children and was now about two months pregnant. Sarah remembered her mother and how she had been such a comfort when those two children had died. She remembered the good advice her mother gave her and her help and willingness to help out, in the garden, in the orchard, when canning, or soap making and the thousand and one chores that one always had on the farm. Oh, how she would miss her Momma. Would they be able to live up to her mother’s expectation and “endure to the end” as Momma had done? Next to Sarah was her husband George Washington Hickerson, age 35, a veteran of the Illinois Black Hawk War, in which Abraham Lincoln also participated. ‘Wash’ had given up a prosperous farm and his status as a Justice of the Peace in Vandalia, Fayette County, Illinois, to join the Mormon Church and move to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Sarah remembered the hard struggle that “Wash” had before he decided to join the Church. Would they regret that decision? What lay in the future for them? Huddled in front of them were their children:
Isaac Woolsey Hickerson, age 8
Susannah Woolsey Hickerson, age 6
George Washington Hickerson, Jr., age 1






Standing a little apart from the rest of the group was Abigail’s youngest son William Andrew Woolsey (the first), age 15. The family had nearly come to blows over William when his older brother James Hopkins Woolsey insisted that their mother Abigail remain in Illinois with James and threatened to take William Andrew away from her, to try to force her to remain, and not to travel west. With his brother-in-law, George Washington Hickerson, he went to California, in 1849, “to see the elephant”, where they dug for gold without much success, and had better luck raising and selling vegetables. He was single until 1857 when he married a California girl Emily Brazier.

Now the oldest of the Woolsey family and the patriarch of the family, standing behind the Woolsey girls, was Jacob C. Woolsey, Joseph’s younger brother, age 67, born in Washington County, Virginia, to Richard Woolsey and Nancy Plumbstead. Jacob C. Woolsey is an elusive character, may have been married three or four times and certainly left a large posterity, but has been most difficult to trace. The brother-in-law of Abigail, he dug her grave, which was not an easy thing to do, having to use a pick and shovel, to make any progress through the stubborn shale and caleche, especially for a 67 year old man. With him was his wife Elizabeth, age 38 (she may have been his third wife) and their children:

Melinda Woolsey, age 5

William Woolsey, age 1

Some, if not most, of the wagon trains left a fairly complete roster of the people who traveled in them, and although John D. Lee had been specifically chosen by Brigham Young to keep a roster of this train, and had even told Brigham Young that the roster had been made, no list has been found, that purports to name the members of these companies. So it is not surprising that we don’t know for certain who these members were.

Abigail’s two older sons, Thomas Woolsey (a member of the Mormon Battalion and also a Pioneer into the Valley of the Great Salt Lake in 1847, went back to Pottawattamie County, Iowa) in the fall of 1847 and farmed the ‘Summer Farm with his brother Richard Woolsey remained there until 1852, when they brought their large families and wives, with Lavinia Patterson Woolsey [wife of James Hopkins Woolsey] to Utah Territory.

There were three others sons of Abigail who were in Utah before 1850, and most likely, came with the wagon train in 1848.

Hyrum Woolsey, age about 42, was in Utah before 1850. There has been some controversy concerning him because he has become mixed up with other members of the family, in the early Church records. With him were his wife Rachel Mitchel, age about 41, and their son: Joseph Hyrum Woolsey age 22, with his wife Lucinda Jameson, age 22


James Hopkins Woolsey, age 26, had left his wife Lavinia Patterson and family with his two older brothers back in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. This family would come out with the two older brothers in 1852. But James Hopkins Woolsey had left with another woman, and had, probably, come in the train in 1848, to Utah and then headed for California. He would later come back to Utah and try to make up with his first wife but Lavinia would have none of him.


William Andrew Woolsey, Abigail's youngest son. (the first), age 15. With his brother-in-law, George Washington Hickerson, he went to California, in 1849, “to see the elephant”, where they dug for gold without much success, and had better luck raising and selling vegetables. He was single until 1857 when he married a California girl Emily Brazier, and had children, and he, alone, eventually came to Utah.


John D. Lee, the patriarch of his family, and widower of Abigail, would have presided over this small congregation of Saints and family. He would have made some appropriate remarks and perhaps had called on a family member to speak, and then dedicated the grave. Consigning her body to the care of the Lord, and filling in the dirt and stones over her coffin, family members would have brought stones from the surrounding area to heap on top of her grave, to keep the animals out and protect this sacred site.

Her lonely grave, presided over by a stone with her name and date of her death engraven on it, is located in the eastern Wind River Range, of Wyoming, on the headwaters of the Sweet Water River, about 10 rods North of the Uper Road at the foot of the hill and about 5 rods south E. of the river bank.


Abigail had two other children who joined the Mormon Church and came west in 1852. They were the oldest son Thomas Woolsey [as stated above], who joined the Mormon Battalion, started marching with them, then was detailed to Pueblo, Colorado. He and John Tippetts were then commissioned to travel back to Winter Quarters, Nebraska Territory and then he came west with the Pioneer Company and Brigham Young, arriving in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake in July 1847. He then went back across the plains and spent the next four years working on the “Summer Farm” and preparing to bring his families to Salt Lake. [See Thomas Woolsey on the Woolsey Website.]


His younger brother Richard Woolsey remained in Pottawatamie County, Iowa, working on the ‘Summer Farm’, where they chiefly raised corn for the Saints coming later, and then the two brothers headed west in 1852, accompanied by their growing families and also by Lavinia Patterson Woolsey and her children, wife of the brother James Hopkins Woolsey, who had left them to wander to Utah and California.

There were four children of Abigail and Joseph who remained in the Mid-west. They were:

John Woolsey, a Mexican War Veteran, married the widow of George King, Jane Haley. After John’s early death, she received his pension and remained in Fayette County, Illinois and married, as her third husband, James Tucker. This researcher has found no record of him as a member of the Mormon Church. He probably did not join the Church.

Mary Woolsey married Thomas Whitson in Jackson County, Indiana, and remained there, so it is highly unlikely that she joined the Church. No record has been found for her as a member of the Church.

Nancy Woolsey married Thomas A. Gateway in Fayette County, Illinois and remained there. It is quite likely that she, too, did not join the Church, as no record for her has been found.

Elizabeth Woolsey married John B. Henninger of Fayette County, Illinois and remained there. No record of her joining the Church has been found. All of these children had fairly large families and descendants are still living there today.

ENDNOTES

This work has drawn upon the work of Juanita Brooks, John Doyle Lee, Zealot - Pioneer Builder - Scapegoat. The Arthur H. Clark Company, Glendale, California. 1962.

Cleland, Robert Glass & Juanita Brooks. A MORMON CHRONICLE: The Diaries of John D. Lee - 1848-1876. Vol. I. The Huntington Library. San Marino, California. 1955. p. 75.

Stout, Hosea wrote that “Capt Lee had hard work to raise his 50. The people do not like to go with him.”

Brooks, Juanita. John Doyle Lee - Op. Cit. p. 40.

Brooks, Juanita. John Doyle Lee - Op. Cit. p. 41.

Brooks, Juanita. John Doyle Lee - Ibid. P. 47. N.B. by www: It is possible that Joseph Woolsey had died by this time, as Abigail shows up in the 1840 Census of Fayette County, as head of the household.

Woolsey, William Andrew. Letter, 1857, from William Andrew Woolsey to his sister Sarah Woolsey Hickerson. [In possession of www 2002]

Cleland, Robert Glass & Juanita Brooks. A MORMON CHRONICLE: The Diaries of John D. Lee - 1848-1876. Vol. I. The Huntington Library. San Marino, California. 1955. p. 75. Head Quarters. Camp of Isereal. Sund., Sep 3, 1848. Last crossing S. water. Extremely cold & disagreeable. About midnight Abigail Lee yielded up the Ghost, after a strugle of about 48 hours. J. D. Lee procured a waggon Box & made a coffin. Jacob C. Woolsey dug her grave & she was buried about 3 p.m. about 10 Rods North of the uper Road at the foot of the Hill & about 5 Rods south E. of the River Bank. Her Name & date of her death was engraven on a stone which was placed at her head. ... Evening rather more mild. . . . This day H. C. Kimble roled out & his co. Since the camp stopped at this place 4 deaths occured, 3 in H. C. Kimble co. & the other in Pres. B. Y.'s co. [Abigail Shaffer Woolsey Lee's death]

PIONEERS: McKnight, James C. PIONEER STORIES. McKnight, Parker and Related Families. Jul 1992. [not in LDS library] from e-mail Ralph McKnight. 6 Aug 1998. "I have visited that place beside that little stream. It is still lonely, but in the summer it can be beautiful. The field where she lies is covered with grass. In season the mountain flowers bloom. I was especially pleased to see a cluster of Colorado Columbine near where I imagined her grave to be. It is at the east end of the Wind River Range, and the country is wild and jumbled. The activity of the earth as the mountains were thrust high above the plains has resulted in one of the wonders of nature. Few trees have survived so close to the river. They were probably all cut and burned for fuel by the pioneers. There are, however, many bushes along the river and in the meadows."

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