S: A. Keith Brimhall & Mariam Perry Family History Book
BC: 2011 | Turn your hearts toward your parents- Generations gone before. May you seek until you find them; In the temple seal and bind them To your heart forevermore. Turn in love to all your children- Generations yet to be. May your deeds of gospel giving, Temple service, righteous living, Bless them all eternally. Paul L. Anderson (Hymns, no. 291) | With Love, Holly and Joann Twitchell | Updated 2015
FC: Alton Keith Brimhall & Mariam Perry Family History Book | Marge & Kris | Keith | Dorothy & Belle Batty | Kierra | Holly & Missy | Myron & Belle
1: Mariam Perry Brimhall | Alton Keith Brimhall | Married November 10, 1948 Salt Lake City, Utah L.D.S. Temple | Newlyweds in Vernal, Utah 1948 | Elder and Sister Brimhall San Diego, California Mission 1991 | Serving a mission in Omaha, Nebraska 1996
2: B. 31 Aug 1928 Vernal, Uintah, Utah D. 7 Jan 2014 Ogden, Utah | Donna Perry (Non), Dorothy Perry (Dottie), Mariam Perry (Sammy) | Betty Jo Batty, Lessa Rasmussen, Mariam Perry, Garth Batty, Miles Batty. Children are first cousins. | 8 years old | (Front Row) Gordon B Perry, Mary Belle Batty Perry, Myron Duncan Perry, Derrell Charles Perry. (Back Row) Mariam Perry, Dorothy Perry, Donna Perry Circa 1946 | Started playing piano at age 12 for Primary. Served as pianist for Relief Society, Sunday School, and Sacrament Meeting for many years Hobbies include: crocheting, giving readings, and drama Her secretarial skills were used at the Vernal Bank, Clearfield Bank, in the California San Diego Mission (Mission Secretary) and the Omaha Nebraska Mission (Referral Secretary, Tour Guide) Afflicted with Rheumatoid Arthritis since 1975 at age 47 Worked at the Ogden Temple for six years as an ordinance worker, and indexed for the L.D.S. Church family search records | "I've known the church was true for as long as I can remember. My parents taught me the gospel and lived it and I've never doubted it." | "I well remember the first morning I went to Uintah High School and how frightened I was as I walked up the steps. It was quite a new experience for me after having gone to a little country school for the first eight years. But I made new friends and I had always liked going to school so I was soon adjusted. Uncle Paul (Pard, as we always called him) and Aunt Isobel Batty lived in town and I stayed with them quite often. They were very good to me and I owe them a debt of gratitude for all they did for me. Aunt Isobel was an English teacher at the high school and it was she who taught me to give readings. In my junior year (1945) I entered the Dramatic Reading contest with “The White Hands of Telham” and was chosen to go to Region competition which was held in Roosevelt. I was also chosen to go on the type team and shorthand team. I loved dramatics and was in the department 3 act play “Nine Girls” under the direction of Stella Oaks. This was one of the high lights of my high school activities. During my senior year I was also in the Pep Club. Our main activity was to perform drills during half-time at ball games. I graduated from high school in the spring of 1946. That summer I had a part time job at the Ladies Dress Shop, pressing clothes most of the time and selling sometimes. I earned about $65 that summer which went towards going to Brigham Young University that fall." | “I had long, blonde, naturally curly hair, which Mother used to wet and then flip into seven long curls (always seven). Sometimes on cold winter days my hair would still be wet when I left for school and by the time I got on the bus each curl would be frozen stiff.”
3: Keith Brimhall shaving out of steel Army helmet in front of his tent. New Guinea, 23 years old. | Keith Brimhall, Adair Brimhall, Mary Brimhall (child). Circa 1936 | Earl Morgan Brimhall, Clayborn Brimhall, Keith Brimhall on vacation in Sacramento, CA visiting relatives. Early 1948 | Earl Morgan Brimhall, Keith Brimhall holding Tom Brimhall | B. 12 Aug 1921 Juniper Springs, Moffat, Colorado M. 10 Nov 1948 Salt Lake City, Utah D. 30 June 2009 Ogden, Utah | This is part of a letter dated 21 Feb. 2001 written by Keith to his grandson Kyle Bate: "I was born in Colorado on a cattle ranch and when I was about six months old we moved to Vernal, Utah. Vernal is where I grew up and went to school and lived. I lived during the Great Depression but I was too young to know anything else but that way of life. When I was sixteen I got a job working in a Service Station—didn’t make much money but we had enough to get along. I went to Vernal Elementary School, Junior High and Uintah High School. I worked at other jobs in Vernal until I went in the Army Air Force in October 1942. I had a lot of experiences while I was in the service. My first assignment was to Luke Field, Arizona and I was there about six months. I went to a special airplane mechanic school there. From there I went to Santa Ana, California to a pilot training school. I washed out there because of my speech problem. I went to Fresno, California to a replacement center and from there to gunnery school. I had shot a shot gun most of my life (shot a lot of pheasants, ducks etc.) and so gunnery school was easy for me. When I finished gunnery school I was assigned to be a skeet instructor. I worked there for awhile and then went over seas to the South Sea Islands. I was in New Guinea and the Philippines. I worked on airplanes and was a Supply Sergeant. I was in the service for about 3 and a half years. I didn’t have to be in any combat—only repaired the planes that bombed during the war. I returned home in February 1946 and started adjusting to civilian life, which took me some time. GranGran and I were married 10 November 1948 and the next spring we started building our first home. We lived in Vernal after that for about six years and then sold that home and moved to Ogden, Utah area, South Weber, where we built another home. We were there for ten years and then moved to Clinton, where we had built another home. We lived in Clinton for about six years and then we bought a 20 acre farm in West Point, built a home there and lived there until the fall of 1993, when we moved to 3409 Gramercy in Ogden. In 1991 we went on a mission for the L.D.S. Church to San Diego, California, where we served in the Mission Office. I was the finance clerk for the mission. We were there for eighteen months and enjoyed it very much. The fall of 1996 we were called on another mission to Omaha, Nebraska and there we worked in the Mission Office and I was assigned to be over the cars of the mission. We also served in the Mormon Trail Center at Historical Winter Quarters, where we were tour guides. I have always loved mechanic work and it has been my occupation and also my hobby. If there is anything mechanical to fix I like to work on it. For many years I owned a caterpillar tractor and did construction work. In about 1966 I went to work for the U.S. Government at Hill Air Force Base as a mechanic where I worked on jet airplanes and missiles. I retired from there in 1983. My wife and I have raised a large family and enjoyed life very much...At the present we serve in the Ogden Temple two mornings each week which we think is wonderful." | He and a partner owned a Hardware Store in Vernal. He bought the partner out and then World War II broke out; everyone left Vernal, so they boxed everything up and closed the store. When he came home from the war in February 1946, he went to work with his Dad doing construction work with heavy equipment. They had their own caterpillars and trucks making reservoirs, roads, working for the Forest Service, etc. After retiring from Hill Field, he worked for West Point City for 6 months and at the county landfill as a scale attendant for 4 or 5 years. That seemed to be one of his favorite jobs. He later worked with his friend, Booth Crabtree rebuilding cars and reselling them.
4: A story about Mariam told by her Mother, Belle Batty Perry: When Mariam was just a little baby, perhaps not more than 2 or 3 months old, she became very ill running a high temperature. The doctor came and could find nothing wrong with her. All he could do was have us sponge her off with cool or cold water, but the fever would come back. Her body was sore or tender. She would cry when we picked her up, so we would carry her on a pillow. Dr. Chrystie called another doctor. He came but could not find any cause for such pain. This went on for some time, and we were praying and fasting and asking Heavenly Father for help both day and night. Lessa, Celestia’s little girl, was just 2 weeks younger than Mariam, and she brought her there sometimes, but the doctor said, “Don’t bring her here any more. There have been 2 children die recently with spinal meningitis and we don’t know what this is.” | A spiritual experience in Keith's own words: Well, I’m trying to tell a story here that’s fifty years old or more. My Dad (Earl) had been working a cat on the mountain and one morning he came up to my place and said, “Why don’t you come and help me go get this cat?” I said, “Okay,” so we got in the truck. I drove the big truck and he drove the pickup and we went to get the cat up above Whiterocks. We went up the mountain and got there, I guess maybe ten o’clock. We went in and got the cat and got it started and loaded it on the truck. It was a big cat—it would weigh close to thirty ton, I guess—it was a D8. We started down off the mountain. Well, it had been raining and we were back off the front of the mountain about ten miles, I guess. We were coming along the road and something said, “You better put your chains on,” and I thought, “Put my chains on—what do I need the chains on for?" But I went a little ways more and “Better put your chains on." We had a set of chains for each back tire and so I just kinda ignored it but the next time it came and said, “You better put your chains on.” Before I knew it I was off the road in the barrow pit. I got right out and started to put the chains on. Well, it’s a big job to put the chains on. It takes an hour or two. My Dad finally came and we unloaded the cat and put the chains on the truck and pulled up on the road again and loaded the cat again and started off the mountain. Well, when we got to the face of the mountain—where the mountain goes up they call that the face of the mountain—the | A story from Keith's life: I was helping my Dad clean some ditches with what we called a ditcher. We made this ditcher out of a big grader bit and some other angle iron and stuff. We would put the ditcher in the ditch and pull it with the caterpillar tractor and as it would roll the dirt out it would clean the ditch. Well, for some reason I got down there—my Dad was driving the cat—and I got down there to see how it would work and I got my foot caught in there and I couldn’t get my foot out. I knew I was going to loose my leg and my foot so I started screaming at my Dad to stop. Of course everything was noisy and he couldn’t hear anything, but finally he stopped—he put the clutch in and stopped and I got out. “Why did you stop the cat?” “I don’t know—just stopped.” Well, I know that I would have lost my leg if he hadn’t stopped. And I also know that it was the power of the Holy Ghost or some Guardian Angel that pushed that clutch in. He didn’t have any thing to do with it-it just stopped. Now this is a very sacred story to me and I know that it’s true, so please just think of it the way it is. | At the touch of her fingers Mariam began to scream. Mother said it was like little kernels of rice. She could feel them and knew they were there, but I couldn’t feel them. She rubbed her just a little the first time, and in a little while she did it again. She said it would take a few days before they would start to loosen up and move, and it was then I could feel them myself. Mother would rub from her chest out and under her arms, and down to her ribs, and oh how that did hurt me to see that baby squirm and scream, but I had to hold her on the pillow and comfort her. In a few days we could see a much better baby. She was sick like that for 7 weeks. Mother said they called it liver impurities or something had settled there, and as Mother loosened it up it worked on down the body and passed out of her system. | My sisters came often to try to help and when 2 of them were talking together, I heard one of them say to the other, “Belle doesn’t realize that she has got to give the baby up.” This had gone on for several weeks without relief. Father (Mark Batty) and Mother (Permelia Batty) were staying there at the time and one morning as Mother was coming from her room, before opening the door and coming on in, she hesitated and asked Heavenly Father to bless her with wisdom in caring for the child. She asked if I had some bacon grease and I told her I did. She said to warm some bacon grease in a saucer and bring it to her. She said, “Now I know what to do.” She said the baby had little kernels or lumps all over her chest and under her arms. She said, “I am going to rub her with this grease. It will hurt and she will cry, but it has to be done.” | storm had snowed instead of rained. It had rained up on top but it had snowed there and the roads were just as slick as glass. Well, I was on a big dugway and I could plainly see why I had to put my chains on. If I had of slipped a foot I would have been a gonner. The dugway was built close to fifty feet off from a slop or a canyon and as I was going down that dugway my trailer—and I watched it in the mirror—it slipped. The back wheels didn’t have any chains on and it slipped to the edge of this bank a time or two and I would push on the gas with the chains on and pull it back on the road. Well, if I hadn’t of had the chains on I’m sure the truck and the cat and myself and all would have gone over this fifty foot embankment. I’m so thankful that the Holy Ghost forced me to put the chains on and I can truthfully say that the Holy Ghost forced me to put the chains on. This is quite a testimony—I mean it saved my life, it saved everything, and we finally got down to the bottom of this canyon. I haven’t been back since, I believe it’s possibly a half mile long, maybe a mile. I pulled over and stopped the truck—it was just dark. Well, we just decided to leave the truck and go home in the pickup and come back the next day and get the caterpillar and big truck. I was shaking and my legs wouldn’t even hold me up I was so taken up with what had happened the last hour or two. I was protected. I had a dear wife and a family to provide for and we said our prayers every night and every morning and I have been so blessed. I know that I was protected that day.
5: (Back Row) James Alton Brimhall, Marjorie Brimhall Bate, Joann Brimhall Twitchell, Alton Keith Brimhall, Thomas Keith Brimhall, Pamela Brimhall Collins, Paul Douglas Brimhall (Front Row) Kristine Brimhall Zaugg, Virginia Brimhall Snow, Mariam Perry Brimhall, Patricia Brimhall Lewis, Jennifer Brimhall Hadfield | (Back Row) Marge, Ginia, Kris, Jim, Tom (Front Row) Trish, Joannie, Pam Circa 1963 | Jennie and Doug 1974
6: Myron Duncan Perry | Charles Asahel Perry | Asenath Melvina Duncan | Stephen Chadwick Perry | Anna Mariah Hulet | John Chapman Duncan | Teresa Ann Ferrell | Asahel Perry | Polly Chadwick | Homer Duncan | Asenath Melvina Robinson Banker | John Ferrell | Sarah Ann McMullen | Margaret Noah | Charles Hulet | No Picture Available | No Picture Available | No Picture Available
7: Mary Belle Batty | Miles Marquis Batty | Permelia Emily Bigelow | Miles Batty | Mary Henrietta Mecham | Daniel Bigelow | Permelia Mecham | Joseph Batty | Ann (Nancy) Barker | Ephraim Mecham | Polly Derby | Nahum Bigelow | Mary Gibbs | Ephraim Mecham | Polly Derby | B. 1795 Ossett, Yorks, England D. 25 Oct. 1865 Horton, Bradford, Yorks, England | B. 1792 Dewsbury, Yorks, England M. 30 Sept 1816 Dewsbury, Yorks, England D. 1840 Ossett, Yorks, England | No Picture Available
8: Myron Duncan Perry & Mary Belle Batty | B. 31 Jul 1898 Vernal, Uintah, Utah D. 13 May 1986 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | B. 12 Nov 1894 Mapelton, Utah M. 8 Sept 1921 Salt Lake City, Utah D. 13 June 1987 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | Myron and Belle on their mission in South West Indian Mission in New Mexico and Arizona | 1895 Myron's family moved to Ferron, Emery County, Utah & purchased a 160 acre farm. 1906 the family sold the farm and moved to Vernal, Uintah County, Utah. At an early age, Myron learned to work on the farm, milking cows, irrigating, hauling hay and grain, riding the hay horse, handling the hayfork to unload the hay while his father stacked it. He often went to the coal mine with his Father for coal. Feb. 15, 1908, when Myron was 13, his mother, Asenath gave birth to a baby girl. Two weeks later, on March 1, 1908, the baby died and the next day, March 2, his mother also died. The next few years, the younger boys were taken from time to time to live with their Duncan grandparents. Other relatives and sometimes a housekeeper also helped with the care of the younger children. Rolland, the youngest, was 12 when he came home to live again. Myron said: “We all helped with the work, learning to do most everything that has to be done to keep house.” As a boy, during the summer, Myron herded cows out in the hills west of their home. He went out and back each day (about 2 miles). One day, while he was herding the cows, his horse, Prince got away from him. It was more than a year later that some man found him and returned him. Myron was baptized July 5, 1903, at 8 years old, in the Molen Ditch that ran close to their home. Education: Ferron Elementary School – finished the fourth grade. Old Glines School - fifth through seventh grade. Uintah Stake Academy (held in the Tabernacle building and a 3 room shack that was used for class rooms). He finished the eighth grade when he was 17. In 1919, Myron went to Kansas City, Missouri, to Sweeney Auto School & studied auto mechanics for 2 months. June 1921- March 1923, went to Logan to college under the G.I. Training Bill. October 2, 1917, Myron was drafted into the Army during World War 1. He went to training camps at Camp Lewis, Washington and Camp Kearney, California. While in California, he became ill with bronchitis, then pneumonia, and then tuberculosis. He was in the hospital for 2 months. After recovering, he was given a medical discharge and returned home. September 8, 1921 – married his sweetheart, Mary Belle Batty, in the Salt Lake Temple. After living in Logan, Myron and Belle moved to Provo. They lived there for about 1 year and moved back to Vernal. Employment: 1920 – Vernal Auto; 1922 - Intermountain Electric Co. in SLC (automotive ignitions); 1923 Parry Battery & Electric Co. in Provo; 1924 – Vernal Auto (mechanic); Fridgidair Agency in Provo (installed Fridgidaires, water pumps, and home lighting plants). After World War II broke out in 1941, Myron left home to find work. He worked in Sunnyside, Utah as a carpenter, Oakland, California as an electrician in the ship yards. And in Geneva, Utah. Myron was a farmer. They raised grains and alfalfa to feed their livestock. They raised cows, sheep, pigs, & chickens. They had a team of horses to pull the farm machinery. In 1944 they built a dairy with 16 cows, which were milked by hand, and sold the milk to the creamery. Also in 1944, they built a greenhouse and sold vegetable plants for years. In 1961 they planted 2,700 blue spruce seedlings to sell as Christmas trees. The trees matured 9 or 10 years later. He called it a successful endeavor. Church Service: May 2, 1914 – June 2, 1916 – Served a LDS Mission in the Southern States Mission. 1928 – sustained as a counselor in the Glines Ward Bishopric. He served with Bishop John B. Eaton for 10 years. At the same time, for 8 yrs., he was also the drama director. “We put on some very good plays and went all around the stake presenting them to the other wards. This was very enjoyable.” March 25, 1963 – July 25, 1964 – Myron & Belle served in the South West Indian Mission in New Mexico and Arizona. They did proselyting work as well as labor missionaries doing the electrical work on 2 new chapels. Myron & Belle also did much temple work in various temples. Myron loved to invent things that would make life easier for his family and others. Some of his inventions include: a cow tail catcher, a book holder to keep the pages open, a book holder that would turn pages, a wooden brace to straighten Mariam’s mouth, & a set of expanding pulleys. He spent the last years of his life working on a sewing machine that would sew in circles. “This is very interesting work for me. I also do a lot of repair work for myself as well as for other people. Folks are always bringing something to me to fix for them.” At the age of 79 Myron wrote, “I have just finished harvesting a crop of wheat which I planted this spring. It was all done by hand, on part of our garden spot. I cut it with a scythe and beat it out from the straw in the bed of my pickup truck. I have about 250 pounds of good wheat.” A farmer to the end. Myron died June 13, 1987 in Vernal, Utah at the age of 92. | Myron Duncan Perry, Ivan Perry, Ora Belle Perry 1899 | Myron Duncan Perry
9: Mariam Perry Brimhall holding Kris Brimhall, Mary Belle Batty Perry, Permelia E. Bigelow Batty | (Back) Ora, Myron, Ivan, Stephen, Arnold (Front) Archie, Asahel, Charles Asahel, Rolland | Belle’s childhood memories: Playmates with her older brother, Ivan, Lena Mantle, and Lora Richens. Belle tells of going barefoot all summer, wading in the ditches with Lena and playing house in the thicket of plum bushes along the fence with Lora. “I owned the stove, which was part of an old mowing machine, and it would stand up against the fence. There was a little box with a lid on it that made an ideal oven it was just right for making mud pies. When we would quarrel (which was seldom) I always had a time trying to drag the stove back home.” She loved playing hide and seek in the old granary, which also made a fine playhouse. It was a shelter from the sun and storms. The family owned a place on the Green River, which her father farmed in the summer. Belle would go to the farm sometimes to keep her older sisters company, who were cooking for the men. Once when the children were home alone, after school, two Indians came to their house. The children locked the front door and hid under the beds. When the Indians could not open the front door, they went on around the house, jabbering and knocking on the windows and came in the back door, but finding no one there they went on their way and no harm was done. When Belle was 9, her father was called on a mission to England. Her job was to pick the raspberries. They picked and sold 2,200 quarts in one summer. Wash days were always hard days. The water had to be carried in from the ditch or the barrel and heated on the stove in a tub or boiler and the reservoir on the side of the wood stove. Homemade soap was cut into small pieces and put in the tub or boiler to make wonderful suds. Clothes were washed on a washboard and later in a hand turned washing machine. The children would take turns turning the handle 100 turns each or whatever was decided. The wringer was also turned by hand. Belle attended school in the Glines School House, where she finished the 7th grade. Children would go home for lunch or some would bring a pickle sandwich or a red plum sandwich wrapped in a newspaper. She attended 9th grade at Central School and finished 4 years at Uintah High School. Belle loved going to school. As a child Belle learned to play the violin and piano. She learned to make rag rugs and quilts. She also made many quilts and aprons. Belle loved to sing. She sang as a duet and in quartets and choirs. She sang often with her sister-in-law (Lela Batty) as an alto. Mariam (her daughter) played the piano for them. Her favorite song was “Whispering Hope.” She married Myron Duncan Perry Sept. 8, 1921 in the Salt Lake Temple. Belle writes: “My four sisters and I have always been very close. We tried to have ‘Sister’s Day’ once a week. We took several trips together in Zina’s car, which she called ‘Yellow Wheels’.” Church Service: Relief Society President twice; Relief Society organist; Visiting Teacher for 47 years. Mission to the South West Indian Mission in New Mexico and Arizona with Myron. She did temple work in several temples. Belle writes, “My life’s ambition has been to have a good husband to work with me in the church, do temple work, and to be blessed to rear a wonderful family and to have a happy home.” | Vilate Batty Freestone, Mary Belle Batty Perry, Zina Batty Searle Howard, Dora Batty Freestone (behind Celestia), Celestia Batty Rasmussen (seated) | Mary Belle Batty | Children: Donna Dorothy Mariam Gordon B Derrell Charles
10: Miles Marquis Batty & Permelia Emily Bigelow | B. 25 Sept 1867 Heber, Wasatch, Utah D. 2 Mar 1953 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | B. 12 June 1861 Wanship, Summit, Utah M. 7 June 1886 Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah D. 4 May 1934 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | Age 6- Her mother Permelia Mecham Bigelow became ill with inflammatory rheumatism. Permelia Emily recorded in her journal: â€œ"The many duties of the home rested upon my shoulders. My father provided a wooden box for me to stand on so that I might reach the table to mix light bread.â€" Age 11- She remembers doing the greater part of the family sewing. Age 13- She clearly recalls milking 21 cows before any help arrived. Age 14- Received her Endowment in the St. George temple. Her older brother, Daniel Don Luis Bigelow, who was 15 years old also received his Endowment the same day. Fall of 1880- ( still 13 turning 14 that Sept.) Her family moved to Provo, Utah. She attended the Brigham Young Academy where Karl G. Maeser was the principal. June 7, 1886- She married her 1st cousin Miles Marquis Batty in Wallsburg, Utah. They had 13 children, 9 girls and 4 boys. Four of their daughters died young. Mary Belle Batty was their 8th child. April 31, 1900- She was called to be the Primary President of her ward. She had this calling for 15 years. Fall of 1907- Her husband left on a 2 year mission to Leeds, England for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Fall of 1908- She secured credentials from BYU and taught elementary school at Glines Ward. She also taught the theology class in Sunday School and continued to serve as the Primary President. She had 8 living children to care for and all the responsibilities of the home and getting money to her missionary husband each month. Fall of 1909- Mark returned from his mission. Sept. 1914- Released as Primary President and called as a counselor in the Stake Relief Society Presidency of the Uintah Stake. She served about 3 years. 1917- Called as Relief Society President of the Uintah Stake. She served for 9 years in this calling. 1934- Husband died and she became a widow. She was a widow for 19 years. May 1940- Missionary for 6 months to the Eastern States Mission. Grandmother Batty, as she was known to her grandchildren and family, has set a great example to all of her posterity. She was a devoted daughter of her Heavenly Father striving always to do His will. May we all strive to honor her by doing our best in our own lives. | September 17, 1890 Miles Marquis (Mark) was sealed in the Manti Temple to his wife, and their 3 living children. He was also sealed to his parents on this day. February 22, 1891 Etta, the oldest little girl died at age 3. He writes, â€œ"That was the first great sorrow we had ever known.â€" Four of Mark and Permeliaâ€™'s daughters died before they were 3 years old. December 1907 -- Called to serve a 2-year mission in Leeds, England. He served in the area in which his father was born. September 1914 -- Called to be the Bishop of the Glines Ward in Vernal, Utah. Various jobs he performed to provide for his family included: Farming Driving oxen for a logging camp Owning a store Peddling produce in Park City Serving as a constable Growing, baling, and selling hay to the soldiers in Fort Duchesne Herding and butchering beef cattle and selling the meat in Fort Duchesne Mark Batty left a great legacy to his posterity. May we all be grateful for his example. | Children (Nickname): Permelia Henrietta (Etta) Emily Vilate (Vilate) Zina Adora Elvira (Dora) May Celestia | Miles Marquis Batty | Marquis Ivan (Ivan) Mary Belle (Belle) Daniel Vern (Dan) Albert Don (Don) Laura Dorothy Paul Miles (Paul) | Back: Celestia, Zina, Don, Vilate, Dora Front: Belle, Permelia Batty, Dan, Mark Batty, Ivan, Paul (inset, he was born after the picture was taken) | Mark Batty holding Permelia Henrietta Batty, Permelia Emily Batty
11: Miles, in his early history, heard the Mormon Elders preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in which he became very much interested. This interest in a strange new church caused some bad feelings in his family. Rather than to cause trouble in the family, he decided to save a little each week from his small earnings until he had sufficient funds to come to America. In the home there was a large built-in cabinet in which he had a private drawer. This drawer contained all of his personal and private belongings. While straightening his drawer one day, his mother accidentally found the small sum he had accumulated. Upon questioning him about it she forced him to tell of his plan to go to America as soon as he had sufficient funds. The family felt very much displeased about it and almost disowned him. In his seventeenth year he felt he was financially able to make the trip; he then packed his few belongings, | Miles Batty & Mary Henrietta Mecham | returned the key to the drawer, bid the family good-bye, and walked away to find a new life in a new world--a stranger in a strange land. Six weeks in an old sailboat found his way across the ocean. The exact time he lived in the East is unknown. In 1850, he came to Utah with the A. O. Smoot merchandise train. He walked and drove an ox team. Parley P. Pratt was the first man with whom he lived after reaching Utah. He had a pair of thin trousers, a calico shirt, an old straw hat, and a pair of shoes...Miles was hired to help with sheep and cattle, and after some time he was discharged without receiving even one cent. His clothes and shoes were worn out and his hat was gone. | B. 2 March 1831 Ossett, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England M. 24 Jul 1864 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah D. 4 April 1913 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | B. 10 April 1848 Near Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa D. 21 Dec 1899 Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah | Learned the trade of masonry from a man named Romell Became a first class mechanic. He followed this trade a large percentage of his life time Sealed to Mary in the Manti Temple September 17, 1890 | Miles Marquis Ephriam Albert Mary Elvira George Leo | Charles Hugh William Wallace Celestia Vilate Sarah Emma Alberta | Children: | Written by Permelia Emily Batty | Mary grew up in Iowa and Utah Territory. She had five brothers and six sisters. The family evidently crossed the plains to Utah when Mary was about four or five years old, and by 1860 they were living in the city of Lehi in Utah County. On July 24, 1864, Mary married Miles Batty in Salt Lake City. She was 16 at the time and he was 33. The two had become acquainted while Miles was residing at the home of Mary’s parents, who were then located in Provo. Not long after their marriage, Mary and her husband moved to the town of Wanship, Summit County, Utah. It was here that their children Miles Marquis, Ephraim Albert, and Mary Elvira were born. A short time later, while they were living in the secluded settlement of Wallsburg, two more children were born—George Leo and Charles Hugh. Then came a move to Heber. Here occurred the births of William Wallace and Celestia Vilate. Another child, whose name was Sarah, was also born in Heber, but she died in her infancy. Eventually the family returned to Wallsburg where the last child, Emma Alberta, was born. The years which followed for Mary were all spent in Wallsburg. She was a good wife and mother and also a sturdy pioneer, yet at the same time quite a fragile woman. Her health was not good at times, and she suffered from heart trouble. On December 21, 1899, she died in Wallsburg of a heart attack and was buried in the little cemetery not far from her home. She preceded her husband in death by thirteen years. This biography was written by Clayton McConkie, a great-grandson of Mary.
12: Daniel Bigelow & Permelia Mecham | Children With Permelia as the mother: Daniel Don Louis, Permelia Emily, William Cecil, Polly Adora, Emma May, Barney Bingham Boberg (His parents died. The Bigelows took him in and raised him.) With Emmeline Augusta Stevens as the mother: Moronia Theophilis, Mary Marie, Rhoda Rowena, Parley Percival, Ellen Charlotte, Leslie Stevens With Clara Fredicka Ostensen as the mother, Lafey Leroy, Lucy Lavina, Hyrum Harold, Clara Caroline, Dewey Daniel, Philip Eddie, Ada Majora, Elzie Emer. | B. 11 Sept 1832 Deleware, Mercer, Pennsylvania D. 10 Jul 1911 Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah | B. 18 March 1842 Camp Creek, Mercer, Illinois M. 23 Jul 1865 Silver Creek, Summit, Utah D. 22 Oct 1921 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | As an eight year old boy Daniel came to Utah with his family in the William Snow Ox Team Company in 1850. Along the way occurred the following incident. â€œA Mormon scout rode back to the emegrant wagons and told the young folks where they could find ripe chokecherries up a deep revene; Little curley headed Daniel Bigelow, only eight years old went running after the group, as he trudged up the steep incline he heard the terrifying warning of a rattle snake; Ere he could jump to safety the snake struck him just below the knee. The older brother answering the frightened call hastily carried the little one back to camp. All ready the poisen had entered the blood stream, a drop of dark blood oozed out the fangs and pierced the flesh. Swelling and discoleration set in rapidly, all that could be done seemed to be of no avail. All present, including the injured lad realized that this could mean certain death. Daniel, seeing his grieving mother brush away the tears, as she worked trying to relieve the pain of his weakening body, had a thought of comfort; He ask that he might be baptized before death came to claim him. The Elders were called and told of his request which they complied with by carrying him to the river and baptizing him according to the law of the Church. From this time forward the swelling and pain subsided and the child commenced to get better until he became well and strong again. Danielâ€™'s parents related this faith premoting experience to their grandchildren many times, always testifying that all in camp knew that a mericle had taken place in their midst, and in their thankfulness acknowledged the answer to their prayers.â€ Daniel married Permelia Mecham and settled in Round Valley, now Wallsburg, Utah. He ranched and owned a prosperous saw mill. He later married two additional wives, Augusta Stevens, and Clara Ostensen, and was the father of several children. He was a respected leader in religious and civic affairs. It is said that he had the special gift of healing, was known to be an eloquent speaker, and had a beautiful singing voice. Daniel served in many capacities including Sunday School Superintendant, High Councilman, Missionary, Indian Scout, Justice of the Peace, and he worked on the St. George Temple. He passed away at his daughter'â€™s home in Vernal in 1921, and was buried in Wallsburg. | Permelia had her 19th birthday while crossing the plains. The journey began July 18, 1853 and they reached the valley on October 16, 1853. Daniel Bigelow was taken to the home of Ephraim and Polly Mecham by one of their sons. He arrived in the middle of the night and first saw Permelia dressed in her night clothes while she was looking for a candle to greet the guest. Permelia had refused many opportunities of marriage, but this acquaintance soon developed into a mutual understanding and love, resulting in their marriage 23 July 1865. Daniel was 23 years old and Permelia was 32. They made their home at Round Valley, later called Wallsburg, Utah. Their children related how many times they recalled the memories of a happy Mother in her home, and the pride and joy she had in keeping that home nice and tidy for her family and husband and how immaculate she kept her husband’s clothes ready for the many church and public duties he was called to perform. In 1871 President Brigham Young called the Bigelow family to move to Southern Utah to help establish a new Church settlement in St. George. They left late in the year and because of heavy snow they stopped near Kanosh and made a winter camp at The Black Rocks. Daniel removed the tongues from the wagons which provided the equivalent of a two room home. Permelia became ill and suffered a great deal that winter with inflammatory rheumatism. In the spring, President Young counseled them to return to Wallsburg so Permelia could be cared for under more favorable conditions.
13: Nahum Bigelow & Mary Gibbs | Nahum emigrated with his family to Utah in 1850 He was a farmer, stock raiser and inventor. As a young man he took a peddlers pack, and traveled the country until he married Mary Gibbs in 1826 when he was 41 years old. They joined the church in April of 1939 while living in Illinois. He was described as being frank, independent, honest to a fault, generous, quick tempered, affectionate, and brave but not reckless. | Nahum Bigelow B. 19 Feb 1785 Brandon, Ruthland, Vermont M. 12 Dec 1826 Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois D. 28 Jan 1851 Farmington, Davis, Utah | B. 26 June 1809 Lisle, Boom, New York D. 19 April 1888 St. George, Washington, Utah | From a biography written by Mrs. Susa Young Gate, a granddaughter: â€œHe gave one man a proof of his fearlessness. It was when the Mormons were being persecuted, mobbed and driven like sheep by ravenous wolves, in Hancock and adjoining counties of Illinois. Threatened with his life, one night a man knocked at Nahumâ€™'s door demanding admittance. (It was the day, the very hour, in which the mob had threatened to come and burn and kill every one beneath the old farmerâ€™s roof.) Three times Nahum ask who was the intruder and what was his business? Three times he was told gruffly and laconically to open the door and let the stranger in. Suiting his action to the determination expressed in words the supposed mobocrat put his shoulder to the door and pushed his way in. Sorry the moment, for Nahum quietly reached for his gun, and as the man sprang into the room, a rifle shot rang through the house, and the stranger turned and fled, yelling as he ran, â€œBoys I am shotâ€. The supposed mobocrat turned out to be one of a posse of men sent from Carthage on Nahumâ€™s own application, to defend the family; they had purposely concealed their identity to practice a poor joke on the naturally excited family. Dearly almost with his life, the unfortunate Lieutenant paid for his fun. However he was honest enough to make out a deposition seting forth the facts, sending it to Carthage and thus saved probably the life of the farmer. Nahum, indeed was overwhelmed with shame and remorse when he saw whom he had shot, but could only say reproachfully, â€œWhy didnâ'€™t you tell me man, who you were? I would as soon shot my wife and children.â€â€ A few months later Nahum was persuaded to have breakfast with a neighbor who poisoned his coffee with white vitriol. Later in the day when he was very ill his family got an Elder to come and administer to him. Nahum was told he would get well, go to the Rocky Mountains and establish his family. Mary, his wife, said that he was sick two or three weeks, but surely got better and was healed. | Children: Mary Jane ~ Hiram ~ Lucy ~ Asa Elijah ~ Lovina ~ Liola ~ Sariah ~ Moroni ~ Daniel ~ Joseph Smith | Mary began attending school at the age of three, learning to read at a young age. By the time she was twelve she was trusted with all of the household chores including cooking, tending children, watering the stock, etc. while her mother went away for four weeks to weave. At thirteen she was sent to school where she boarded with the school teachers family, paying her way by spinning nights and mornings. At sixteen she married Nahum Bigelow. From her autobiography: “While my uncle and Nahum were away I was at home making my wedding dress in the fall. I carded and spun the cotten and my mother and I wove it in an 800 or so reed very fine. It looked beatiful. I then bleched it a pure white, I made it plain with no flounces. It was woven so that half way to my knees it was corded and raised in diamonds. The cords were picked up with an awl ten threads between every cord. Sister and I raised the cotton and picked it out of the beautiful white ball. I then ginned it in a hand gin, feeding the cotton and turning the handle. I had picked the long beautiful first-ripe cotton. The waist of my wedding dress was plain with a band around it, common straight sleeves just large enough to be comfortable. I had a bobbinet ruffle in the neck of the dress. I was preparing to keep house. I had home-made shoes that my father made for me. We were married in December at my father’s house, on a Sabbath Day. My Uncle Clark, who was a Baptist Elder, married us. Nahum was dressed in home-made cloth blue jeans. We had just a common supper. Uncle, Aunt and famile were the company. We had chicken boiled, pot pie, all kinds of fruit that was wild. Crab apple preserves, cheese, butter biscuits and light bread. No dance at any time. It was good social evening. Retired to bed at the usual time.” She and Nahum eventually had ten children. At various times in her life she battled whooping cough, scarlet fever, and ague. She lost two children to illness. Their family joined the church in 1839, moving to the Nauvoo area in 1843. They survived mobs and eventually moved to Farmington Utah in 1850 where her husband died less than a year later. Two of her daughters, Mary Jane and Lucy, married Brigham Young. Mary died in St. George at the home of her daughter Lucy in 1888.
14: (Back Row) Permelia Emily Bigelow, Miles Marquis Batty holding Zina Batty (Front Row) Miles Batty holding Vilate Batty, Polly Derby Mecham, Henrietta Batty (little child), Ephraim Mecham, Mary Henrietta Mecham Batty | Ephraim Mecham & Polly Derby | B. 13 Aug 1813 Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire D. 1 Dec 1898 Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah | B. 7 March 1808 Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire M. 29 Nov 1829 Mercer, Erie, Pennsylvania D. 6 Jul 1891 Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah | Ephraim Mecham was a very exemplary boy, used no bad language and kept good company. The winter before he was 15 years old he joined the reformed Methodist. He was religiously inclined and when the gospel was preached where he heard it, he knew it was the Shepherds will and gladly came into the fold. Ephraim Mecham was a body guard for Joseph Smith. The mob put him into jail for about three months and almost starved him to death, then they told him if he would quit guarding Joseph Smith, they would let him go and be free. He told them he would not, but would guard him as long as he had breath in his body. Then they cut a hole in the ice of an old mill pond and put him under the icy water until he was almost dead, and asked him again if he would quit guarding Joseph Smith. He again told them, Â“NoÂ”, so they put him back in jail and brought dog meat for him to eat. He refused it and told them what kind of meat it was. The mob had driven them from their home. The family was now living in an old shell of a house with no chinking in it. Grandmother (Polly Derby Mecham) was in delicate health and was confined there. My mother (Permelia Mecham), just a young girl, had to care for her. The baby died, was buried, and Grandfather never saw it. (told by Permelia E. Batty, a granddaughter) | As told to Permelia Emily Bigelow Batty by her grandmother, Polly Derby Mecham: When they were living in Wallsburg, Wasatch Co., Utah, she (Polly Derby Mecham) was very sick. Her family was standing around her side, expecting her to go almost at any minute. She told me she could not move one part of her body, except to wiggle one big toe. She was perfectly rational and knew that they were expecting her to die, when a little grey haired man came in and stood by her bedside and said, "Madam, you are very sick, but you are not going to die. But if you could see your liver, it would scare you. It has ulcers on it as big as my thumb." And he showed them on his thumb above the second joint. There was a large spring near the house with a lot of watercress growing in it, and he told them to go get some and for her to eat all she could of it every day, and she would get well. They marveled at this and said, "Who can this man be? And where did he come from?" And at that they went out and looked up and down the street and all around town. No one had seen nor heard tell of him and it being just a small town, they decided that he was one of the three Nephite prophets. They got the cress and she ate all she could and commenced getting better. She had a work to do and God spared her life. She became a doctor woman and helped five hundred women through confinement and never lost a case. Her name was known with love and respect all over Wasatch County. People called her Aunt Polly. We know that God had spared her life by sending a messenger of love to save her from dying. She helped me through with four of my children. She died when she was 81 years old with a wonderful record and a work well done. | Children: Amos Permelia Lewis Elvira Emma Maria Hyrum Moroni Sarah Ann Ephriam Don Carlos Mary Henrietta Polly Celestia John Albert Adelia Vilate
15: Homer Duncan & Asenath Melvina Robinson Banker | B. 19 Jan 1815 Barnet, Caledonia, Vermont M. 7 Nov 1841 Chateaugay, Franklin, New York D. 23 March 1906 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah | B. 14 Nov 1822 Plattsburg, Clinton, New York D. 18 Jul 1887 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah | "At a special meeting held at Nauvoo, after Joseph's death - at the same time the mantle of the Prophet of the Lord fell upon Brigham Young - I sat listening to someone speaking, with my head down, my face in the palms of my hands and my elbows resting on my knees. While in this position Brigham Young came to the stand and commenced to speak with the voice of Joseph the Prophet. Being so well acquainted with the Prophet's voice, I nearly sprang out of my seat, through astonishment; but I sat and heard the Prophet Joseph's voice as long as Brigham Young was speaking. Not only did the voice of Brigham sound like that of Joseph, but the very gestures of his right hand, when he was saying anything very positive, reminded me of Joseph. My decision was then made as to who should lead the Church; for surely the mantle of Joseph had fallen upon Brigham." Written by Homer Duncan | Children: Julia Emily John Chapman William Platt Pamelia Asenath Lydia Maria Homer Putnam Mary Putnam Lillias Isabelle Emma Jane Don Delamore | Behind every great man is a great woman. | Aunt Emma’s (Emma Jane Duncan Strong) sketch of her mother: She was the daughter of Platt Newcomb Banker and Thankful Marshall Banker. Platt N. Banker was a farmer who took special delight in fine horses. These were the days when the school teachers went from house to house to live with various families for their board. The best evidence indicates that the school teacher boarded at Platt N. Banker’s place for a while. Asenath enjoyed the meager school advantages of that time and took special delight in the old-fashioned spelling match. Doubtless the fact that it was customary for the boys to accompany the girls home after the matches had something to do with the interest in these educational pastimes. Asenath was always a good speller and pretty well educated for those days. She went to a boarding school for three years and later became a school teacher at Chateaugay, New York, after her parents moved to that place. It was while the family was living at Chateaugay that Asenath’s younger brother was killed in 1841...and also (the time) that Homer Duncan first met Asenath... (He was) on his mission to Canada and the Eastern States for the Church. (After) they married...they left for Nauvoo, Illinois. They reached Nauvoo in early part of July 1843. Mother was a very young woman at this time only twenty-seven years old.” Asenath and Homer received their endowments in the Nauvoo Temple 6 February 1846 only three days before the fire broke out on the roof of the Temple. Aunt Emma: “Sometime before Mother and Father crossed the plains, Mother’s parents gave her a wagon, span of horses, harness, a cow and household supplies that filled the wagon to the bows. Included among these effects was a rocker with which Mother rocked babies to sleep while resting along the way and at night when camp was made. It is now in charge of the Daughters of the Pioneers at the State Capitol. My parents milked the cow and it is said that the road was so rough that the milk, milked in the morning, was churned to butter by noon. On one occasion while crossing the plains, Mother was sitting over the front end of the wagon with her feet over the end gate while Father trudged beside the wagon. They came to a rather deep creek. Father gave a command to the oxen at which they leered off sharply to the side. This quick turn of the wagon threw Mother overboard. She lit under the wagon, and the wheel passed over her wrist, breaking it. But it knit together in good shape so that she never suffered permanent injury.” Homer’s version of the accident: “...my wife fell under one wheel of the wagon...this run over the right arm but did not break it, but smashed the flesh from four inches above the elbow down to the elbow.” They reached the Great Salt Lake Valley October 16, 1848. Aunt Emma: “Mother made candles and butter which she sold to emigrants on their way to California during the gold rush days. From these proceeds she bought a feather bed and other household supplies. During 1848-49 Mother was quite nervous because of Indians that were rather numerous and came and went more or less as they pleased. She had a large mirror which, when the Indians saw it, they used to come to Mother's house to use it in order to better arrange the feathers on their heads. They asked Mother to assist in this arranging which she did in fear and trembling. Mother had as a protector during Fathers absence a faithful and well trained dog.” | From Homer’s autobiography: “We reached Great Salt Lake Valley through the mouth of Emigration canyon, Oct. 16, 1848. I brought with me one bushel of wheat from Iowa for seed. This I sowed in February, 1849, on a piece of land lying between Big and Little Cottonwood creeks. When the grain was up about six inches, the crickets came and ate it up so clean that not one stubble could be seen. Next, I witnessed flocks of gulls come from the lake and destroy the crickets. Now what shall I do for bread next year? was the thought, being one thousand miles from supplies. I watered the ground where the wheat had been eat up by the crickets. Subsequently, I watered it twice. It grew, and I cut eighteen bushels of grain, and still the stool did not die. I watered it again and cut twelve bushels of grain. I watered it a third time and cut six bushels and the stool did not die yet; but as the frost came, I turned my cows upon it to eat. I never saw the like before or since, and I have always acknowledged the hand of the Lord in thus giving me bread for myself and family.” | *Mayor of Cedar City, Utah for several terms. *Endeavored to establish an iron manufacturing plant in Cedar City. *Farmer, Rancher and stock raiser. *Earnest and convincing speaker and possessor of precious spiritual gifts. *Crossed the plains 21 times before the advent of the railroad: The original trip west in 1848............................1 The mission to Texas and return, 1855-57.......2 The mission to England and return, 1860-61...2 Captain of Church company in 1862.................2 With William Hyde company in 1864................2 With John Holladay company in 1866..............2 With John Murdock company in 1868..............2 Other unknown trips..........................................8 Total trips he is said to have made...................21
16: Julia Emily Duncan Hitchcock (Asenath's sister) recalls early childhood memories: "We moved to Ferron in 1884. In, March, 1886, twin boys were born, George and John. (John died at birth.) We now had six girls and one boy. In the fall of 1886 Naomi, Sarah and myself came down with typhoid fever, and very sick children we were. The nearest doctor was at Manti, so we had to treat the disease the best we could. It took us a long time to get well, and it was Christmas before we could all get out again. We went to a children's dance on Christmas and here we were exposed to diphtheria. Being weak and run down from our long sickness, we all came down with diphtheria, and by the 8th of January, 1887, two little girls, Sarah and Jessie, died an hour apart. On January 15, little Emma died, and on January 17, Naomi died. There were only three left, Asenath, myself and George, who was ten months old. Oh, what a sad, lonesome, and empty home that was. That was the saddest thing in my life. We were so numb from shock and so full of sorrow. I don't know how we got well, but I did everything they asked me to so I could get well. I finally made it and was once more able to be up and around, but Asenath didn't come out so well. She went into a decline, lost her speech, went cross-eyed, and lost the use of her limbs. She also had a terrible cough. We got a doctor from Manti as soon as they could get across the mountains. One morning Mother had Asenath propped up in bed getting her washed and dressed. During the night a mouse had come up on the hearth and died. Mother asked me to take the fire tongs and put it in the fire. No one ever smiled any more, so I thought maybe it would make Asenath smile if I showed her the mouse. But as I came toward her with the mouse, she threw up her hands, screamed, and fell back. I thought I had killed her. I ran to get the doctor, telling him I had killed her. He ran two blocks to our home, and when he arrived, she had revived and could talk. The doctor said it was a terrible thing for me to do, but that I could thank God I had done it because the exertion of her screaming had loosened the voice box which had been paralyzed with grief. From then on she began to improve." | Charles Asahel Perry & Asenath Melvina Duncan | Charles, often nicknamed Charl, was allowed only one pair of shoes a year, so he wore them only in the winter and on Sundays. He said one of his favorite things to do as a child was horseback riding. He could ride standing up and backwards. Charl had to work hard on the farm scything and raking hay by hand. When he was 25 years old his mother died. About that time he began doing contracted railroad construction work in Montana and Washington. When Charl was working in Montana, they had a rule that anyone who complained about the cooking had to be the cook for a day. They did cooking in rotation. One time Charl came in and picked up a sourdough biscuit. He looked at it, (the cooking left something to be desired) and said, "Black on both sides and dough in the middle...just the way I like 'em!" Charl was sealed to Asenath in the Salt Lake Temple on January 11, 1894. At that time Charl had just turned 35 and Asenath was 20. They had 9 children together. Their last child, baby Eunice was born February 15, 1908. She had an open wound on her back. Asenath got very sick with blood poisoning and pneumonia. Baby Eunice died March 1st and Asenath passed away the next day. Charl was left with eight children varying in ages 2 to 14 years old. Charl never married again. He was a widower for 40 years. His son Rolland writes: " Charles enjoyed engaging in sports and play, riding and dancing...When he was nearing the age of seventy, he still remembered and could negotiate the intricate steps of the square dances with precision, and with eyes shining like no other eyes could shine...His greatest task in life was the successful rearing of eight motherless children. Only those who have been faced with such a challenge can fully comprehend the lonely depths of sorrow and grief that accompanies the loss of one's beloved companion and child of only two weeks...Somehow he carried on in spite of his burden and taciturn nature...teaching his children honesty, integrity, industry and faith in God, by example more than by precept." | B. 31 Dec 1858 Springville, Utah, Utah M. 21 Dec 1893 Ferron, Emery, Utah D. 8 Jan 1948 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | B. 4 May 1873 Cedar City, Iron, Utah D. 2 March 1908 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | Asenath, Naomi Bell, Grandma Teresa Duncan holding Jessie Agnes, Sarah Jane, Julia | Children: Myron Duncan, Ora Belle, Ivan, Stephen Chapman, Arnold Sylvester, Asahel Allen, Archie, Rolland, Eunice | When Asenath was born she weighed only a pound and a half. Her head would fit into an ordinary teacup and her entire body could be placed in a one quart cup. Asenath’s sister Julia remembers: “We had a pet pony named George.We girls took turns riding him. Horseback riding was our main sport and we all enjoyed it and learned to ride well.” Her sister Bertha recalls: “Asenath decided she’d like to go away to work, and that is when she sent to Mapleton. She went up there to work for a family by the name of Mike Molen. While there at Mapleton she always went to Church. One Sunday morning she and some other girls sat there talking before Sunday School started and in walked a big, tall, handsome man. She said, “Oh, that is my man.” Well after Sunday School was out, (Charles) came up to them and made himself known and asked if he could walk home with her. She was so thrilled that he had chosen her. That is how their romance started.” They lived in Mapleton for two years. Myron was born in Mapleton. --November 1895: The family moved to Ferron. They had seven children added to the family in Ferron. Ora remembers the women having quilting bees and rag bees and parties at the homes at night for the grown ups. --August 1906: Moved to Vernal, Utah. --15 February 1908: Asenath gave birth to her 9th child, Eunice. Baby Eunice died 2 weeks later on March 1 and Asenath passed away the next day at the age of 34. Ora recalls: “I remember seeing Father in a rocking chair crying with four or five little children sitting on his lap and on the arms of his chair. At the funeral I think I have never before or since seen anyone cry as hard as my Father did. Mother and the baby were buried in the same casket, the baby lying on Mother’s left arm.”
17: Stephen Chadwick Perry & Anna Mariah Hulet | B. 22 Dec 1818 Middlebury, Genesee, New York M. 18 Jan 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois D. 16 Nov 1888 Springville, Utah | B. 11 Dec 1817 Nelson, Portage, Ohio D. 27 July 1884 Springville, Utah, Utah | Her granddaughter, Anna Whitney Johnson, says, "My grandmother was a tall, thin lady with gray hair and a sad face. (She) was very quiet, but very industrious and very neat about herself and house. Her manner was very pleasant and helpful. She saw many changes and endured many hardships.: Anna Whitney Johnson tells about the trek west. "[Their youngest child, Lewis,] was six weeks old when they started across the plains. She (Anna Mariah) drove two young steers by the method of 'gee and haw' holding the baby and my mother (Tryphena Perry Whitney) on the seat beside her. Grandfather was in charge of a company and could only check on them once in a while. The young oxen behaved well only they ran down all the hills, often upsetting things in general. However, they rode all the way and arrived in Salt Lake late in the fall (Sept 1850). | Stephen Hidden (Susannah Collista) Mahonri Moriancumr (Anna Mariah) Tryphena Roseltha (Anna Mariah) Lewis Rosalvo (Anna Mariah) John Sylvester (Anna Mariah) Colista Ann (Anna Mariah) Harriet Susannah (Margaret Eleanor - divorced) Sarah Elizabeth (Anna Mariah) Isabel Maria (Margaret Eleanor) Francis Martin (Mary) Martin Stewart (Margaret Eleanor) | Charles Asahel (Anna Mariah) Hyrum Boggs (Mary) George Willard (Mary) Frances Eveline (Mary) Luella Estella (Mary) Lucy Viola (Mary) Edward Harvey (Mary) Horace Brigham (Mary) Parley Pratt (Mary) Marcus Lafayette (Mary) Marion (Mary) | Children (Mother): | Stephen was one of the first men in Utah to make chairs as an industry. | Missions that Stephen served: 2 short-term missions during Nauvoo period - 1843 & 1849 Colonizing mission to Las Vegas, Nevada - 1855 2 proselyting missions to the Eastern States - 1869-70 & 1871-72 | In Stephen's own words: "On the 10th day of June the City Council of Nauvoo City declared...the Nauvoo Expositor a nuisance and ordered the Marshall (Stephen Markham) to call assistance and proceed to the Office of said Expositor and destroy the press and fixtures and pye the type in the street....The Marshall called for 8 men from the advance line to ascend the stairs. Of these 8 men, I was one...The door soon opened and we entered the room and while others commenced on the type and fixtures I took hold of the form table and wrenched it from its fastenings in the press and passed it out of the room and over the banister to the ground below. About the 15th of June we were arraigned before the Municipal Court of Nauvoo for riot--who brought in no cause of action. We were next brought before Daniel H. Wells a Justice of the Peace on or about 20th of said month. He decided he had not jurisdiction in the case. The next word I received was on Sunday, June 23 stating that Joseph Smith was going to Carthage Monday and it was wished that some of us would go that (Sunday) accordingly. Stephen Markham, Joseph W. Cooledge, Harvey D. Redfield and myself voluntarily gave ourselves up and started about 2 o' clock PM the same day for Carthage taking with us an extra Posse Comitatus some 10 or 15 men, our friends, which we were privileged to do. We were soon conducted to the Jail and quartered in the upper room on the South end of the building and the same in which Joseph and Hyrum were assassinated on Thursday following. Monday morning, June 24, we received a note from Col. Demming that he had no authority to draw on the State Comissary's department for provisions and we would have to provision for ourselves. We had become hungry and knowing no chance for anything for breakfast, our door being left unlocked, and the guards withdrawn from the jail, we decided to go out to Geo. Grant's 3 miles distant and toward Nauvoo and get breakfast... After getting breakfast we decided to continue on toward Nauvoo expecting to meet Joseph and suite as he was to start on this morning and we felt desirous to meet him having agreed to use our influence to cause him to return to Nauvoo knowing his life was in danger if he went into Carthage. But on meeting him about 8 miles from Carthage and apprising him of the danger, we soon found that his mind was made up, and we, of course, turned about and were soon moving toward Carthage. We arrived in Carthage late in the night and put up at Mr. Hamilton's Hotel. Tuesday morning, June 25, about 9 o' clock a request was brought from the McDonough Co. troops that they wished the Mormon Prophet escorted along their lines. Col. Demming with Joseph on one arm and Hyrum on the other started for this purpose with several of Joseph's suite and the prisoners following. I being in the band a short distance in rear of Joseph and Hyrum until we came to a halt when I saw Joseph H. Jackson a few steps in front looking Joseph and Hyrum with all the madness of a demon, and having heard that he had threatened to take their lives on sight, I thought he intended to execute his threats, and I left the lines and walked to his side determined that if he made any attempt that I was his first man. Immediately after returning to the Hotel and being ushered into the presence of the profound Judge and other noted men of Local Lore guards were placed at the door bearing at fixed bayonets and we could not pass without similar attendants as though we were criminals of the deepest dye. After much argument pro and con it was decided that we enter Recoquisance and give bonds under the sum of $500...Immediately after giving bonds, Joseph and Hyrum were again arrested on a charge of treason...They were absent from the room when my bonds were completed and most of the brethren also. Just before I left the room Brother Hyrum came into the room looking uncommonly grave, so much that I was constrained to ask him, "Is there anything, Brother Hyrum that I can do for you?" He replied in the same grave impressive manner, "No, I do not know that there is." These were the last words I remember to have heard him speak this Tuesday, June 24 about 6 o'clock PM in an upper room of Mr. Hamilton's hotel where we had been confined most of the day. The next time I beheld these great and good men it was but the tenements of clay that I beheld, their spirits having departed and their remains brought in rough boxes on wagons from Carthage Jail to Nauvoo, the next morning after the assassination, it being the 28th day of June, their bodies being laid in the Nauvoo Mansion. Here I was on duty in the evening in company with several brethren for some hours guarding the bodies and spending the balance of the night in company with a strong force guarding the city."
18: John Chapman Duncan & Teresa Ann Ferrell | B. 27 Jan 1854 Sydney, N.S.W., Australia D. 9 May 1935 Ferron, Emery, Utah | B. 9 Sept 1846 Des Moines, Lee, Iowa M. 27 May 1872 Cedar City, Iron, Utah D. 25 Nov 1931 Ferron, Emery, Utah | John Chapman Duncan came across the plains with his father, Homer Duncan, and his mother, Asenath Melvina Banker Duncan, at the age of 22 months. His sister Julia was 3 years old and brother William just 3 months old. --age 16: He accompanied his father by ox team to Omaha, Nebraska to bring immigrants back to Utah. --John went with Homer, his father, at least 4 more times to help immigrants across the plains. (1864, 1866, 1868, 1869) --age 25: He married Teresa Ann Ferrell in Cedar City. They were sealed in the Endowment House in Salt Lake 17 June 1872. --1875-1876: John served a mission to Pennsylvania. From his missionary journal he writes, “If the people would practice what they preach it would be better for them.” Aunt Bertha Roxada Duncan Pettey records: In 1879 Father (John) was called by Erastus Snow to go on an exploration mission to San Juan County, Utah to settle that country. John and six other men were gone about six months. They went by way of Arizona, crossing the Colorado River at Lee’s Ferry, then to Moenkopi in Arizona, Moquitch Indian Village, then to San Juan passing through Navajo Country. They found a piece of land to locate on (where the town of Bluff stands today), then returned home to get their families. Eldred Johnson continues the story: “The return trip was northward through places where the towns of Blanding, Monticello, Moab and Green River are now located. Then they curved west in Castle Valley and across to | Teresa Ann Ferrell was born in Sydney Australia. Her father, John Ferrell, left her mother, Sarah Ann, just before Teresa was born. She traveled to America with her mother and 3 half brothers and a half sister on May 28, 1856 aboard the ship Jenny Ford. They arrived in San Pedro, California August 5, 1856. They traveled by mule team to San Bernardino. The following year they came to Cedar City, Utah in December 1857 by wagon train. She married John Chapman Duncan in 1872. Teresa writes, “We made our home in Cedar City, Utah. We used to go up on the mountain in the summer time and dairy. While there I would make about twenty cheeses. One I made weighed about 25 pounds. I put 5 pounds of butter into it. It was sure good. When we were coming down in the fall, it fell out of the wagon and got broke to pieces, but I picked it up and put it in a jar, covered it with brandy, and it sure was good then” Teresa: “I worked in the Church as President of the Primary and in Relief Society as a teacher. Then I was set apart to wash and lay out the dead. I went out nursing in confinement cases without a doctor, and I never lost a case. I was with doctors on lots of other cases. I went in all kinds of weather and in all kinds of vehicles. I was tumbled out of a wagon one night when going to Molen. There isn’t many houses in Clawson, Ferron and Molen that I haven’t been in with sickness.” Teresa: “In 1908, March 2nd, we lost our daughter, Asenath, who was then living in Vernal, Utah. She died leaving a family of eight children for her husband to care for Bertha (my daughter) and I stayed in Vernal about four months to help Charl. Then I took four of the children home to Ferron with me. We tried to do all we could for them. In about six months two of them went back to Vernal; Ora and Asahel. I kept the two youngest, Archie and Rolland until they were each twelve years old.” Charl took Arnold that fall to live with Aunt Bertha. | Salina, and from there to Cedar City. They arrived in Cedar in September and by October of 1879 about 240 people were ready to proceed on their assigned mission to settle San Juan County. Most of the group cut across the country by what is called the Escalante cut off and became known as the Hole-In-The-Rock settlers. Ann Macfarlane Shumway, daughter of Tillie Heyborne records: “John Duncan and Teresa were called to go with the Hole-In-The-Rock Company. He had quite a herd of cattle which had no feed while the company was waiting to go across the river. He therefore moved the cattle north.” Aunt Julia Emily Duncan Hitchcock continues the story, “Father was taking his father’s (Homer’s) cattle and horses with his. They had in all 800 head of cattle and 300 head of horses, and they hired six men to go along to help with the livestock. They had two wagons, household furniture and supplies besides his family of six, his wife Teresa, Asenath, Julia, Sarah and Naomi. When we arrived at Ivy Creek, east of Salina Canyon, a letter from President Lorenzo Snow was waiting at the Gilson Ranch telling us not to go on because the Indians were on the war path.” Aunt Bertha: “(Sam) Gilson took the poles he had for a corral and built them a house. They chinked up the cracks with sticks and mud in the day time and at night the wind would blow it out. Then next day they would have it to do all over again. They had a big box they put the children in to keep them warm in front of the fire and pass the food to them.” In the fall of 1880 they moved to Salina and in June of 1881 moved again to Quitchenpaw. In 1883 they moved to Ferron, Utah. | Children: Asenath Melvina Julia Emily Sarah Jane (Sadie) Naomi Bell Jessie Agnes Emma Teresa George (Twin) John (Twin) Bertha Roxada Homer | Julia Emily, Asenath Melvina (seated on chair)
19: John Ferrell & Sarah Ann McMullen | B. 2 Oct 1826 Waterford, Waterford, Ireland D. 14 Sept 1891 Cedar City, Iron, Utah | Sarah traveled extensively with her Father (William McMullen) and mother (Elizabeth Smith) as the Regiment to which her father belonged moved from place to place—Ireland, Portugal, Ionian Islands (near Greece), Canada and England. Sarah married John Heyborne at the Parish of St. Woolos, Newport, Monmouthshire, England on 14 September 1842. Sarah was two weeks shy of being 16 years old. John was 28 years old. Sarah had 5 children with John Heyborne. When Sarah Ann was 26 years old, her husband died on November 23, 1852. Sarah met John Ferrell (b.17 December 1802 ?). They married about 1853, presumably in Sydney Australia. They had one child: Teresa Ann Ferrell, born 27 January 1854 in Sydney. The Mormon Elders came to the Ferrell home with the message of the gospel. This gave Sarah new hope and courage. She joined the church on May 12, 1854. Sarah’s two year old son, Frederick Heyborne, died in September of 1854. Misunderstanding came into her marriage with John Ferrell and they separated and later divorced. Evelyn Palmer Webster, a grand daughter in-law to Sarah, writes; “Sarah Ann, still a young woman, would not allow discouragement and sorrow to ruin her life. She took training in obstetrics and nursing and became fairly successful. When a small group of Saints in her (Sydney) branch began making preparations to come to the promised land of Utah, she decided to come along and bring her family.” They sailed on the ship Jenny Ford under the command of S.F. Sargent. It sailed May 28, 1856 and arrived on Mormon Island, San Pedro harbor August 15, 1856. A granddaughter, Ann Macfarlane Shumway, writes: “Sarah Ann said that she encountered more trouble on this voyage than in any of the 12 man of war vessels that she traveled on with her husband while he was a soldier. The ship must have been an old tub. It caught fire 3 times. There were about a hundred Saints on board and the captain told them he felt much safer and more protected because of this fact.” Ann continues: “Sarah secured employment as a cook in a San Bernardino hotel. She worked there for 18 months and managed to support her family and save enough money to move them to Utah when the Saints were called from California” Sarah’s obituary in the Deseret News states: “She emigrated to Utah and arrived in Cedar City on the 20th of Dec. 1857, with five fatherless children.” Evelyn writes: “The whole town welcomed them when they got to Cedar City. John Urie’s face would light up as he related the story of how he helped Sarah Ann out of the wagon, with his blacksmith apron still on. A spark of love and understanding was kindled right there and then Sarah Ann decided to remain in Cedar City and in three weeks, John Urie has assumed the responsibility of her children and they were married (January 16, 1858 in Cedar City, Iron, Utah).” She and John Urie had 8 children together. Sarah Ann was set apart by the Bishop in Cedar City as a midwife and general nurse in which capacity she served faithfully for the remainder of her life. Ivan Perry, a great grandson, wrote this tribute to Sarah Ann: “During her 65 years Sarah Ann had traveled some 30,000 miles by sea; she had married three husbands; and she had borne 14 children, under less than the most favorable conditions. Her life was one of hard work and sacrifice, lacking many of the material blessings and comforts, but rich in spiritual blessings, as she served those in need of her special talents—a mother who was able to aid other mothers at the time of their greatest peril. She had known sorrow and grief through the death of her husband and two of her young sons; and she had felt deep disappointment in her second marriage. But then the Gospel came into her life to give her courage and buoyancy of spirit. Thus she was able to impart to her children that great gift of faith, which is perhaps the greatest gift a mother can convey to her children. May the posterity of Sarah Ann rise up and call her Blessed Forever.” | Children: Robert William Heyborne Agnes Eliza (Tillie) Heyborne Charles Heyborne John James Heyborne Frederick Heyborne Teresa Ann Ferrell David Urie (Twin) George Urie (Twin) Sarah Jane Urie Thomas Urie (Twin) Agnes Main Urie (Twin) Eliza Anna Urie Jessie Urie John Urie, Jr. | Back: Agnes Eliza "Tillie" Heyborne, Teresa Ann Ferrell Front: Robert William Heyborne, Sarah Ann McMullen Heyborne Ferrell Urie, Charles McMillan Heyborne Circa 1872
20: B. 26 Feb 1784 Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts M. 6 March 1806 Massachusetts D. 16 Feb 1869 Springville, Utah, Utah | President of the branch at Mount Pisgah, Iowa Fall of 1849 - Spring 1850 Left Council Bluffs in June 1850 and crossed the plains into Salt Lake City 23 Sept 1850. Asahel was 66 years old and Polly was 61. Elected a "Councilor" in Utah Legislature 1852 President of Springville branch 1855 Ordained a Patriarch | Sometime in 1833, possibly even before his baptism into the Church, Asahel Perry visited the Prophet Joseph Smith in Kirtland, Ohio, and on this occasion he had the honor of being one of the first two persons to contribute to the building of a temple in this dispensation. The story is told in the draft of a letter from Asahel's son Stephen C. Perry, to President Wilford Woodruff. It appears that this letter did not find its way to Church headquarters. The relevant portion follows, which family members may read with pride: | Compiled by: Eldred A. Johnson | Asahel Perry & Polly Chadwick | B. 24 Jan 1789 Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts D. 30 Dec 1878 Springville, Utah, Utah | Isaac Lucy Ann Willard William Chadwick Orrin | Hiram Stephen Chadwick Philander Jackson Lewis Polly Marie | Children: | Springfield Nov 28/84 Prest Wilford Woodruff Historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints . . . I wish also to State that I have at different time heard my Father Asahel Perry State that he was at Kirtland Ohio to visit the Prophet at the time that the first council was called in relation to building the Temple in that place. Aaron C Lyon had accompanied my Father from our residence in Genessee Co. New York to Kirtland O. and Joseph invited them to attend the Council and after opening the same Joseph presented the business of building the Temple to the people convened and then called upon those present for an expression of their feelings(.) When the brethren present most of them seemed to feel that the church was too poor to build a building of the magnitude required and though they had better build something Smaller and less expensive. During the discussion Father Lyon and my father steped to one side and confered together as to wether they had any money to spare for this purpose and have sufficient left to take them home. They concluded they could spare a trifle each. they returned and presented if my memory serves me right A C Lyon $10.00 and my Father $5.00 whereupon Joseph arose (and as my Father said) spoke in a very energetic manner saying the work had commensed and the House would be built according to the pattern presented | She was gathered with the saints in Kirtland, Ohio with her husband and part of her family, in the spring of 1836 whilst there witnessing many manifestations of the power of God and also the power of the evil one; participated in the exodus of the Church from that place to Missouri in the spring of 1838, taking her full share of all the trials and difficulties attending that movement, arriving in Caldwell Co., Mo., about June, same year; soon after settled at Adam-ondi Ahman, Davis Co., Mo., from which place she was driven, with her family and the Saints in November, same year; stayed in Caldwell Co., until February 3rd; they were then expelled from the state under the exterminating order of Governor Boggs; crossed the Mississippi River about March 1, 1839, finding themselves amongst strangers, and reduced from affluence to almost abject poverty; gathering with the Saints to Commerce (afterwards Nauvoo) in March, 1840, passing through the afflictions and difficulties attending the early settlement of that place. | Polly's Obituary, Deseret News, 15 January 1879
21: Charles Hulet & Margaret Noah | Charles Hulet B. 3 March 1790 Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts M. 10 Oct 1816 Ravenna, Portage, Ohio D. 9 May 1863 Springville, Utah, Utah | Margaret Ann Noah B. 19 April 1794 Kennet, Chester, Pennsylvania D. 15 May 1851 Springville, Utah, Utah | Margaret Noah’s father was an itinerant tailor from Germany. It appears that she was born while her family was traveling with his work. The family moved to Nelson, Ohio in 1804 where her father took up farming. It was there that she married Charles Hulet. Her first four children Anna Maria, Catherine, Electa Fidelia, and Sylvanus Cyrus, were born there. An excerpt from her daughter Catherine’s autobiography tells about their conversion to the Mormon faith. “I am the daughter of Charles and Margaret Noah Hulet, born March 12, 1820, at Nelson, Portage, Ohio. In 1830 the Prophet Joseph Smith and Parley P. Pratt came to my father’s house and desired to hold meetings there. Father gave them the privilege. The Prophet bore testimony to finding the plates containing the Book of Mormon. Although being but ten years old at the time I well remember it. A short time after this the Prophet moved to a place called Hiram, about seven miles from our home. I used to attend meetings there and enjoyed hearing him talk on the principles of the gospel very much. I heard him preach the following Sunday after the mob had tarred and feathered and beaten him and Sidney Rigdon so badly.” It appears that the adults were baptized in October of 1830, with the children following in February 1831. About a month after they moved to Jackson County Missouri, in 1832 her fifth child Elizabeth was born. Following persecution they lived in Clay County about three years. There a daughter Sarah was born in 1835. She lived until 1847. Another daughter Jane was born in August of 1838. Jane died in the year of her birth. From there they went to Farr West, Missouri. After they got to Caldwell county they adopted Dorcas Tabitha who was born in 1839. After this they lived in Nauvoo, Illinois. They eventually settled in Springville, Utah in 1850. Our cousin, Mary Hulet Coburn wrote: “Margaret Noah Hulet was a very good practical nurse. In Springville, she did so much caring for the sick that she was called "Nurse Hulet." Another of the cousins, John S. Hulet contributes the following: “She (Grandma Margaret) died April 15, 1851, at Springville, Utah, and was the fifth person to be buried in that cemetery. Margaret had been nursing the Ford family who had been stricken with the dreaded Dithers disease. Four of the children had died. Margaret also contacted the disease, which was the cause of her death.” | Charles was a wheelwright, wagon maker, blacksmith, and all-around handy man. When he was 24 years old, he married Anna Taylor, age 21, on 22 June 1814, in Great Barrington Massachusetts, just ten or twelve miles southwest of Lee. They moved to Ohio where their son Orrin Tayor Hulet was born. Anna passed away five months later. Charles married Margaret Noah on 10 October 1816, in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio. They both were baptized into the LDS church in October 1830, and their children were baptized in February 1831. They migrated to Independence Missouri in 1832 and settled on the Big Blue River about three miles east of Coleville. His daughter records this in her history. "In 1832 my parents and I moved to Jackson Co. Missouri. Father had sent money ahead with which to purchase a farm. We were however not permitted to stay there but a short time as the enemies of our Church were so hostile and finally succeeded in driving us from our home. One day Brother Lyman Wight, our neighbor, was working in his cornfield and a number of the mob saw him and rode across the field after him. He concealed himself in a small shock of corn, at the bottom of the field. They searched for him in vain. They swore he couldn't possibly be in that small shock. I remember too, my father hiding in a shock of corn to keep away from the mob. We carried food to him while he was there." In the only written document we have from Charles Hulet, a deposition made on 8 January 1840 relating to losses sustained in Missouri, he makes the following statement: "In the year of 1832 I with my family belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints made my residence in Jackson Co.. Mo.. as I supposed for life but it seems in this I was mistaken for the old setlers began to be troublesome in a short time and threw down my fences and passed through my field when they saw proper but this I did not consider worth making them trouble about, but in October 1833 things began to wear a more serious aspect the old setlers were much enraged and on the 4th of Nov following about 60 of the old setlers came upon our brethren and began to commit depredations and I for the defence of myself and brethren with others met them, they fired upon us killed one and wounded a number, the next day we marched to Independence gave up our guns with the promise of receiving them when out of the Co.. for which there was a number days given but the next day came and a mob with it and we were obliged to skulk in evry direction. The next day came (after the mob had torn down the houses) and a mob with it and we were obliged to skulk in every direction. I with a number of families went south into Vanburen Co. and stayed until June 1834. We returned although it was a desperate undertaking they soon gathered came upon us took me prisoner and beat my son about cruely and obliged us to leave again we then went to Clay Co." The family stayed there about three years and then moved to Farr West, Missouri. Charles Hulet lived for a time with his family in Nauvoo until they joined the saints in the westward migration. He and his wife received their temple ordinances in the Nauvoo temple. They stayed in Mt. Pisgah, Iowa for a while until coming to the Salt Lake Valley in 1850. Their family settled in Springville, Utah. In April 1851 his wife Margaret died from diphtheria. After her death Charles married Cynthia Davis, a widow with eight children. It is the understanding of the family that this marriage lasted only a short time. An 1856 census lists Elizabeth Hulet as a wife. Property records in Utah county list her as Elizabeth Hulet, Late Widdow of David Frampton. She passed away in 1857, so this was a short marriage also. In March of 1857 Charles was sealed to Elenor Jenkins. She was in her late seventies at the time. On the same date at the same time he was also married for time to still another wife: Mary Lawson Kirkman, a widow with young children. Two more children were born to them. He died in 1863. | Children (Mother): Orrin Taylor (Anna) Anna Mariah (Margaret) Catherine (Margaret) Electa Fidelia (Margaret) Sylvanus Cyrus (Margaret) Elizabeth (Margaret) Sarah (Margaret) Jane (Margaret) Dorcas Tabitha (adopted) Margaret Ann Hulet (Mary) Mary Frances (Mary)
22: Clayborn Brimhall | Noah Brimhall | Samantha Lake | Earl Morgan Brimhall | Eliza Evalina Clawson | Moses Clawson | Sarah Ann Inkley | Sylvanus Brimhall B. 3 Apr 1786 M. 1808 D. 24 Jul 1856 | Lydia De Guitteau B. 3 Sept 1785 D. 10 Aug 1843 | James Lake B. 7 Oct 1788 M. 8 Sept 1823 D. 7 Oct 1874 | Philomela Smith B. 13 Apr 1793/1794 D. 20 Mar 1873 | Ebenezer Clawson B. 3 Oct 1772 M. 1793 D. 12 Aug 1806 | Lowly Lola Foote B. 19 Jan 1778 D. 19 Aug 1844 | Joseph Inkley B. About 1802 M. 15 Feb 1829 D. 29 Jan 1862 | Ann Smith B. 1800 D. 11 Aug 1877
23: Jennie Bowthorpe | Nephi Brigham Bowthorpe | Phylinda Maria Reynolds | William Bowthorpe B. 30 Sept 1806 M. 22 Dec 1835 D. 5 April 1878 | Mary Ann Tuttle B. 15 Jan 1811 D. 15 Jan 1884 | Warren Ford Reynolds B. 7 June 1823 M. 3 Jan 1846 D. 10 Jul 1900 | Edna Maria Merrell B. 25 Dec 1828 D. 28 Mar 1896 | William Thomas Bowthorpe B. 26 Mar 1775 M. 22 Feb 1802 D. 21 Sep 1832 | Priscilla Pye B. About 1780/1781 D. 6 Oct 1860 | Charlotte Tuttle B. 1780 D. 22 Dec 1816 | Asa Douglas Reynolds B. 3 Nov 1787 M. 1804 D. 11 Apr 1835 | Betsy Artlip B. 2 Oct 1788 D. 4 Sept 1843 | Hosea Merrell B. 10 Apr 1802 M. 25 Apr 1825 D. 5 Feb 1864 | Mary Amy Saxton B. 10 Sept 1808 D. 29 Apr 1869 | Michael Turtle B. Nov 1742 D. 27 Jan 1809
24: Earl Morgan Brimhall & Jennie Bowthorpe | B. 7 Sept 1896 Fruitland, San Juan, New Mexico M. 28 Feb 1916 Vernal, Uintah, Utah D. 21 Aug 1961 Ogden, Weber, Utah | B. 22 Jul 1891 Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah D. 11 Jul 1962 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah | Clayborn Sr's sons: Clayborn Jr., Jessie, Earl, Willard, Glen, John, Sherril | Edna Brimhall, Jennie | Memories of Grandpa (Earl Morgan) and Grandma (Jennie) from Marge Brimhall Bate: “We lived next door to Grandma and Grandpa. Actually it wasn’t “next door”. We lived on the adjoining piece of property, but we were down the lane about the distance of half a block. We lived in the small rural community of South Weber, at the mouth of Weber Canyon. We had moved there from Vernal, Utah when I was five years old, in 1956. My dad and mom had purchased a farm of about 40 acres in South Weber along with dad’s brother and sister and Grandpa and Grandma. They divided the farm into four pieces with Grandpa and Grandma moving into the existing house and Dad and my two uncles building new houses on their own sections of the land. It was easy to run out the driveway, up the lane, and down the short piece of road in front of Grandma and Grandpa’s garden. (You never ran through the garden. Only walked in the dirt between the rows of plants.) Besides, there was a wire and post fence along the land and the side of their garden that separated our property from theirs. Then it was into their front yard, up the porch steps, and through the front door. But it was even easier to run out the drive, (forget the lane), hop the gate into the pasture behind their house, run through the pasture and through the back gate, up the sidewalk and into the kitchen through the back door. That was my favorite way. Grandma was usually there in the kitchen cooking for Grandpa. Grandpa liked fried steak or mutton, and plenty of fried potatoes. He and Grandma also liked things like hog’s head cheese and pickled pigs feet, and liver. But I never dared try that stuff. Grandpa also liked bleu cheese. As a child, it looked pretty gross to me; it’s crumbly and white with blue streaks running through it. Grandpa did get me to try it once, and I thought it was really nasty—too strong. But since then, I have learned to like bleu cheese and now it’s a favorite of mine. Thank you, Grandpa, for introducing me to bleu cheese. Although he was a member of the Church, Grandpa was not active in the church for much of his life. But there was the time the ward building in our little town of South Weber needed to have an addition onto the basement. They wanted to add onto the basement, which involved digging under part of the existing building. This was during the era when member labor was used as part of the building fund. Much to the surprise of my dad, and I think much to the surprise of many ward members, my grandpa went down and helped with the excavation and building of that new addition. It involved a lot of unusual work because it was under an already existing building. Grandpa and his sons, including my dad, owned a lot of heavy equipment such as caterpillars, diesel trucks, and backhoes. They worked on many road-building jobs and many construction jobs. They had built their own homes there in South Weber. Now Grandpa used his skills to help with an unusual church project. Grandpa always worked hard and when the day was done, and the sun went down he went to bed. One cousin says he went to bed with the chickens. Because he went to bed so early, Grandpa would get up early in the morning. He was rested and ready to go to work. The story goes that he went down to work on the church one day and no one was there. He went home and called Calvin Waters, one of the other men in the ward who was working on the church with him. “Hey Cal, where are you? Why isn’t anyone there at the church to work yet?” And Cal replied, “Earl, it’s 4:00 o’clock in the morning!” | Memories of Jeri Brimhall Daines—she lived with Earl and Jennie when she was a teenager: “Grandma and Grandpa lost a lot of things during the depression...and when they started making money, they didn’t spend it. You would have thought they were almost paupers...and Grandpa was not going to put his money in the bank. He used to tell me that all the time—He was not going to put his money in the bank. He’d send me down (to the basement) for money to get new shoes or something and there would be cigar boxes and there would be 20 dollar bills – there could have been $100’s and $50’s. They’d be so tight in (those cigar boxes) you couldn’t even pull them out. And I’d never get them out. I’d always take them up to him and he’d give me 20 dollars. He kept the cigar boxes in the furnace. He’d take off the (front cover) and he would put them in there.There was a lot of room in those old furnaces and that was some place nobody would think to look.” “Grandma always loved my friends. She was so good to them. I remember one year I got cheerleader and one of my friends tried out at the same time and I remember Grandma crying and buying her a little gift because she didn’t make (cheerleader). That’s the kind of lady she was. And every time my friends would come over she’d make them “Mother Goose” popcorn—that pink popcorn. She just loved to have them come over.” | Children: Edna Avis Noah Adair Alton Keith Kermit Eugene Virginia Mary Lena
25: Jennie Bowthorpe was born and raised in Holladay, Utah. She had a beautiful soprano voice and sang in L.D.S. wards in the surrounding area. Her father died in 1908 when she was 17 years old. The family owned their own home, where they grew fruit and had vegetable gardens, but they didn’t have much money. The boys went to work at the nurseries and Jennie worked at the Sugar House Candy Factory. She used to ride to work about seven or eight miles in a buggy. She had a talent of making any kind of candy. Her son, Keith, recalls: “The Bowthorpes lived in Holladay and the Simpers lived in Millcreek, east of Holladay. The Simper boys married two of the Bowthorpe girls. They were my mother’s sisters, Eunice and Edna. They sold their property in East Millcreek and moved to Vernal. Uncle Alf Simper was the bishop. My mother went out to Vernal to see them—Uncle Alf and Aunt Eun—and that’s where she met my dad. The Brimhalls (Clayborn and sons) did really well in Vernal. They had a contract to sell all the hay and grain to the Uintah railway that hauled freight to the bonanza out there in Green River. The freight company hauled it from the Green River to Vernal. The Brimhalls furnished the feed for the horses. It was all done by horses. My Grandpa was quite a business man. When the horses gradually went out, they lost the contract. They went up in Colorado and bought a big ranch up there in Craig and that’s where I was born in 1921. I remember my dad telling a story about a grain mill catching fire in Craig and it burnt the mill down but didn’t hurt the grain. It just scorched it a little. They hauled the grain out to the ranch to feed the cattle. It was 56 degrees below zero. They used to haul the feed out there with sleighs and a team. It was a thirty mile trip out to feed the cattle. They’d go about half way and then stop at a big dugout in the mountain where they would put up the horses and stay until the next day. I’ve heard him say the frost would come out on the horses two inches thick all over. They had a depression in 1919 and eventually lost the ranch. The Brimhalls had come from Farmington, New Mexico, so when they lost the ranch they went back to Farmington. My mother wouldn’t go. She and dad moved back to Vernal. My dad had a herd of sheep and was doing pretty good until the crash in 1929, ’30, ’32 and so on. He lost his sheep. He’d bought them for $18 a head in the fall and then it crashed and the next spring the bank foreclosed on him. They took everything he had. They sold the sheep for $4 a head and paid off the bank and he was out in the cold. My mother had a home free and clear in Vernal. She had paid $1000 for it. It was quite a nice home on an acre of land. It was an old creamery and they got all the creamery equipment and the house all for a thousand dollars. They bought that in about 1927 when they were doing pretty good on their farm. My dad wasn’t an educated man, but it didn’t matter if you were—you couldn’t get a job. Most everybody was desperate in the thirties. We usually had what we wanted to eat. And we had a home. We had clothes. They weren’t the best, but nobody else had any better. In about 1938 or ’39 my dad got an old caterpillar and went in the construction business.” | Building that became Jennie and Earl Brimhall's home in Vernal. This creamery was completely rebuilt into a kitchen, living room, bathroom, and 3 bedroom home | Jennie Bowthorpe Brimhall 1951 | Mary Bowthorpe, Edna Brimhall, and Jennie Brimhall Seated: Phylinda Bowthorpe (Jennie's Mother) holding Virginia Brimhall | Tom Brimhall, a grandson, remembers: “That foundation on the old church [in South Weber] was three or four feet wide. They were helping put a basement under the church, but they didn’t have a way to get through the thick wall. You know Dad and Grandpa they ran dynamite to blow rock and tree stumps. They used dynamite in Vernal when they took out some big trees on the property...anyway they had to get a hole big enough to get a tractor in there to dig the dirt out from under the church in South Weber. They’d start a hole and then put in a stick of dynamite. The church had stain glass windows and they were worried the dynamite would crack the glass, so they had someone on lookout to watch...It rattled the heck out of the windows, but didn’t break them.”
26: Clayborn Brimhall & Eliza Evalina Clawson | B. 16 Oct 1866 Oxford, Oneida, Idaho M. 31 Dec 1855 Taylor, Navajo, Arizona Endowed and Sealed 11 Oct 1904 in the Salt Lake Temple. D. 25 Jan 1957 Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico | B. 8 Aug 1868 Toquerville, Washington, Utah D. 1 Oct 1957 Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico | Evalina (Lina), Clayborn holding Jessie, Clayborn Jr., Edna | Clayborn Brimhall was born in Idaho, in 1866, and with his Mother, came to Fruitland, New Mexico, in the spring of 1876, in a large covered wagon, drawn by four horses. They had seen no white people on the way except in settlements, but the Indians were friendly to them. Fruitland consisted of one long low “L” shaped building, made of adobe and of poles and one or two log houses. Here they found an abundance of tall grass. The grass and the timber extended to the rivers edge on both sides. Clayborn remembered many ponds and creeks in the neighborhood, none of which remain today. In the spring of 1879 a number of new families arrived in Fruitland. They built an irrigating ditch, and they soon had a thriving settlement and raised good crops. When Clayborn was nine, his mother died of smallpox. At the age of twelve he and his brother ran a freight line between Keam’s canyon and Holbrook. Later he worked for the Hashknife Cattle company. At the age of twenty he met and married Evalina. They settled in Fruitland to live. Together they had twelve children. While in Fruitland he was a US Marshall and county commissioner. On one occasion, Clayborn’s skillful handling of a delicate situation prevented trouble in Fruitland when on a cold winter night someone discovered an open barrel with wine in it. The wine was frozen, except the very center, to which this man helped himself freely, and shortly the effects of it showed. While he was still able to navigate, the man wandered into a party which was in progress. His unsteady step was evident, so some of the men gently requested for him to leave the hall, as many of the women were getting nervous. He refused! When the request was repeated, he drew his ever ready knife from his belt, and told them if them to let him alone or he would kill them. At this, they backed off while a couple of men slipped in the door behind him to get near enough to hold down his arms while the other men disarmed him. But Clayborn, then a US Marshall, stepped up in front of him, motioned to the men to go back, and persuaded him to leave nicely, saying that he was a Washington man. Upon being convinced that he really was a Washington man and had authority, he was willing to yield to it. Clayborn tells of a time that a company of soldiers were stationed at Fruitland. Trouble started when in building a house for a man named Welch one of the laborers got into an argument with an Indian and the Indian's arm was broken, and then a white man was shot. Right after this a small Indian boy of some twelve or fourteen years, left his home and went to Fruitland. He left without saying anything to his family and remained there for two or three days. The rumor was passed around among the Indians that the boy had been killed by the whites in retaliation for the death of the man who had been shot. But the boy returned to his home, unhurt, later. Because of the rumors, the Indians surrounded the town of Fruitland with over a thousand Indians, in a day or so. The residents decided they needed to get a message to the telegraph office in Durango, Colorado, fifty miles away, which was to be wired to have the troops come protect Fruitland. It was one o'clock in the morning, and but few men were inclined to leave on such an errand, and to face a band of Indians who were all worked up and ready to fight at any moment. The townspeople decided to ask Clayborn to do it, and offered him $60.00 if he reached Durango in five hours. He accepted the offer and made the trip within the prescribed time, bringing back his time from the telegraph operator. The troops arrived at Fruitland before any outbreak occurred. Clayborn operated the Co-op store in Fruitland and was called as the Bishop in June 1904. In 1905 while working on a thresher, Clayborn caught his arm in the sprocket wheel and lost part of his arm and hand. From that time on he had an artificial arm and hook. In 1907 the family moved to Vernal, Utah where Clayborn was a successful rancher and businessman. There he farmed 600 acres of land, helped construct the high line canal, helped to build the Vogue Theatre and owned a good share of the stock in the Bank of Vernal. He and his sons purchased a large stock ranch at Juniper Springs, Colorado and were there for several years before returning to Fruitland to live out the rest of his life. | Joseph Don Carlos Earl Morgan Harold Marion | Clayborn Clawson Luie Sarah Edna Jessie Temple | Children: | Willard Glen Irwin/Ervin John Andrew Lydia | Clayborn and Lina | Clayborn
27: Noah Brimhall & Samantha Lake | B. 14 Feb 1826 Olean, Alegany, New York M. Oct 1852 or June 1853 Ogden, Weber, Utah D. 9 Dec 1918 Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona | B. 26 May 1835 Kirtland, Lake, Ohio D. 6 Mar 1878 Savoia (Ramah), McKinley, New Mexico | Samantha’s parents joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints soon after its organization in 1830. They were taught the gospel by Brigham Young. At the age of three, 1838, Samantha’s father operated and rented land in Scott County, Illinois. At the age of nine, 1844, the family left the farm and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois. At age ten, Feb. 1846, Samantha crossed the Mississippi river with heavy loaded wagons with a group of about 600. They were driven by a crazed and ruthless mob. When the family reached Council Bluffs, Samantha’s older brother, William Bailey, had been selected as one of the Mormon Battalion. Her father, James, was appointed Bishop over a ward in Council Bluffs to look after the old, the widows, and fatherless. To provide food, which was very scarce, James prepared a mortar by hollowing out a log and using it as a mill for corn kernels gathered to feed the hungry. Samantha took her turn at the mill by jabbing until the corn turned to meal, a very slow process. After spending the winter in Council Bluffs, they moved to Hope, a distance of 100 miles. They secured a house and stayed 3 years. In 1850 they started for Salt Lake City. They had 40 cows, 100 sheep, 5 oxen, 5 mares and some good wagons and supplies. They arrived Oct. 7, 1850. Samantha insisted upon riding her little sorrel pony while crossing the plains. They moved to Ogden Fort for the winter. It has been described as a desolate country full of wild animals and naked Indians. In 1852, at the age of 17, Samantha married Noah Brimhall. He had arrived in the valley 3 months before she had. They had 11 children. Noah and Samantha attended Brigham Young’s funeral in Aug. 1877. In 1858, Noah took Samantha and their 2 small children to Spanish Fork and left them with friends while he went to Echo Canyon in the engagement against Johnston’s Army. Also that year Samantha’s brother, Bailey, was killed by Indians while serving as a missionary among the Indians on the Salmon River in Idaho. When Noah returned, Bailey’s widow, Lovina Jones, joined the family and they moved to Hiram, Utah. Samantha was a home woman and seldom left her doorstep. She created her own enjoyment and employment within her home. She became an expert at weaving and did much of the weaving for the settlement. She was an efficient and expert gardener. At harvest time, she stored an abundance of fine wheat straw and spent the winter months weaving hats to sell. She exchanged vegetables and hats for furs and buckskins with the Indians. She went to Salt Lake and learned the glove and fur trade. In the spring she made her hats, in the summer she grew her garden and spun and wove cloth, and the winters found her in the corner near the fireplace where a small window had been made for her benefit, working almost incessantly on gloves or fur coats to sell. In Oct. 1877, the Brimhalls accepted a mission call from Brigham Young to go to Arizona and assist in starting a new colony and to work with the Indians. The journey took much of the winter traveling over rough terrain. Samantha had gone to western New Mexico instead of accompanying Noah and Lovina. She wanted to visit her married daughter in Savoia (Ramah). She took her 5 younger children with her. When she arrived, there was a severe outbreak of smallpox, which she contracted, and died March 6, 1878. She was buried in Ramah. Upon receiving the news, Noah hurried to New Mexico to get his children and took them to Arizona where Lovina cared for them as her own. It has been said that Samantha was always mindful of others more than of herself. She was by nature industrious and frugal. | Noah Brimhall and his three brothers were the first Brimhalls to become members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Noah's Great, great, great Grandfather, George Bramhall, landed in the New World with the English Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts sometime between 1644 and 1666. The family grew and prospered over the next two hundred years in the New England area of the United States. In his words he shares the following two stories: In the summer of 1849, we took a contract of the Quartermaster, Colonel Picher of Fort Leavenworth to make rails for $25.00 per hundred. We soon made an outfit to cross the plains and came to Kannesville, Iowa April first 1850 and attended Conference April 6th. Up to that time, it had been very dry, so that the Immigration for California could not start on the plains for want of grass. Brother Orson Hyde, one of the Apostles, told the people in the Conference assembled, that if they would unite with him in faith and prayer to the Lord, he would promise them a plenty of rain. The congregation knelt down and prayed for rain, Brother Orson Hyde, mouth. The skies suddenly became overcast with clouds and the rain fell in torrents within fifteen minutes, and the immigrants for California not only were caused to rejoice, but our people who were ready to go to Salt Lake were soon on the plains. We could see that God was good to his oppressed people after this great government had refused them redress from mob violence and driven them from the confines of civilization. | Some Highlights of Noah’s Life: 1. Noah was born in 1826 in western, upper-state New York in the same area and during the same period of time that the restoration of the Gospel was then taking place through the Prophet Joseph Smith. 2. He heard the Gospel as a young man as did his brothers George Washington, Norman Guitteau and John. All four boys joined the Church. 3. At the age of 17 he traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois to see the Prophet Joseph Smith. 4. He was present when Brigham Young was sustained as the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in Nauvoo and also attended President Young's funeral many years later in Salt Lake City. 5. He volunteered for the Mormon Battalion. 6. He brought food and supplies to the starving Saints at Mount Pisgah, located between Nauvoo and Winter Quarters. 7. He and four other men and boys, along with the women and children at Winter Quarters, built homes in a little more than two months to shelter the destitute Saints there. 8. He crossed the plains to the Great Salt Lake Valley. 9. He was appointed Chaplin of the Company sent by President Brigham Young to rescue the dying Saints of the ill-fated last handcart company. 10. He was a Major in the Utah Militia in the Johnston Wars. 11. He was one of the men called to practice the Doctrine of Plural Marriage. He had three wives and 27 children. 12. He was called on an Indian Mission. 13. He was a pioneer and missionary in the Arizona Colonies. 14. He served as a Bishopric member for more than 30 years. 15. He served as a Stake Patriarch for over a decade. 16. He left a rich legacy for his descendants through many strong testimonies found in his journal. | In 1856 I went from Ogden City, Utah with about thirty brethren and as many wagons and teams to the rescue of the last Handcart Company of the Saints who were snowbound near the head of the Sweetwater. I think we started from Ogden about the 10th of October and were gone five weeks from home. Went a distance of about 200 miles. Snow all the way and deep in many places. On this ever memorable trip, I acted as Chaplin being appointed to that office by authority of the Church by Quorum President, Chauncey West, Bishop. | Children: Ann Elizabeth Lydia Ann Samantha/Triphena Philomelia Noah Norman Andrew George Washington Clayborn Elnora James Alma Willard
28: Moses Clawson & Sarah Ann Inkley | B. 8 Oct 1801 Dryden, Cayuga, New York M. 25 Sept 1853 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah D. 14 Jun 1877 Toquerville, Washington, Utah | B. 14 Sept 1833 Spaulding, Lincolnshire, England D. 21 May 1922 Charleston, Wasatch, Utah | Children: Georgina Joseph Inkley Samuel Lola Ann Charles Moses Sarah Ann Julia Henry Albert Eliza Evalina Mary Lydia William Wayne Leslie Bernard Rosilla (Rose) | Sarah Ann met Moses Clawson while he was serving a mission in England. She came with his group on the LDS immigrant ship Ellen Maria. She nursed Moses back to health when he was ill aboard ship. Sarah intended to marry William E. Taylor who was a native missionary in England, but she did not want to be one of several wives and so she changed her plans. In 1853, Moses and his first wife Cornelia’s older children were married or on their own. Cornelia was near death. Moses was on his was home from serving a mission and got word of her condition and arrived ahead of the wagon company. Just prior to her death he married Sarah Ann Inkley on 25 Sept 1853. Cornelia died 21 Oct 1853. Moses was 52 and Sarah was 20 when they married. Sarah Ann received her endowments 5 Oct 1869 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. The record lists her name as Hinkley, which is wrong. She and Moses were sealed again at this time. Moses died in 1879 of typhoid fever. Sarah married Brigham Lamb about 1883 or 4. He was handsome, a good worker and intelligent, but he couldn’t leave the wine alone and was drunk most of the time. He would find jobs doing carpentry work then get paid in wine, even though his family needed food and clothes. Henry, Wayne and Lena left home before they were married to get away from a step-father they disliked. Sarah Ann went to work as soon as the children were old enough to leave to take care of the cows and the home. She nursed the sick and did sewing. Brigham Lamb was away in Long Valley and in Idaho at this time. Sarah moved around and lived with her children until her death in 1922. She was 89 years old. | Moses Clawson was born 8 Oct. 1801 in Dryden, New York to Ebenezer and Lowly Foote Clawson. Ebenezer Clawson died 12 Aug. 1806 and Lowly remarried a few years later to Josiah Richardson. Josiah helped raise the six Clawson and later four Richardson children. Moses married Cornelia Brown, daughter of William and Hannah Sweet Brown, on 28 Aug. 1821. They had seven boys and five girls. After their first child was born in 1822 in Dryden, they moved west about 100 miles to Greenwood, Steuben County. While there, Moses says “owing the lack of mechanics in that new country, and being naturally quick with tools, I made looms and other articles and finally took up the mill wrights and carpenters trade, which I followed for about 10 years, during which time I built many buildings.” Moses’ brother-in-law, David Foote, was the first to join the Mormons with Josiah and Lowly Richardson joining later. Moses, his wife and his youngest sister, Lola and her husband joined the Mormons 2 March 1835. Moses records, “when 2 elders from Kirtland Ohio, came to our settlement, by the name of John Gould and George Babcock, being of an inquiring mind I invited them to come to my house. They preached a number of times in the settlement, on the 2 Mar 1835 myself, my wife, and my youngest sister Lola went into the waters of baptism under the hands of John Gould. Persecutions raged immediately with unabated fury. After being confirmed and promised the gift of the Holy Ghost [I] was visited with a feeling for several days as though my whole frame was on fire. - Through which I received great knowledge as pertaining to the things of God.” In the spring of 1836, Moses moved his family to Missouri, by way of Kirtland, Ohio. In Kirtland, Moses and Cornelia received their Patriarchal blessings from Joseph Smith, Sr., and then continued on to Missouri. The Saints had just been driven out of Independence by mobs. Moses was advised to go to Caldwell County where he settled about three miles from Far West. Mob troubles continued to follow the Mormons and they gained control over the Mormons at Far West where they had gathered for protection. Moses was imprisoned for over two weeks with 60 to 70 others, including Joseph Smith, Jr., in the Richmond, Missouri jail. The Mormons were not allowed to hold public meetings. Moses Clawson was ordained a Seventy at this time. The Mormons agreed to move out of Missouri, so Moses settled next in Pleasantville, Pike Co., Illinois. In 1840, Moses moved to Lima in Hancock County. Moses was sent on a mission to the eastern United States, which he returned from in 1844. He was on another mission in the East, but returned home when Joseph Smith Jr., was murdered. In 1846, they and their neighbours were burned out by the mobs and forced to flee to Nauvoo. The family moved on to Kanesville, Iowa with the LDS Church. Moses was ready to go west in 1847, but was asked to stay and build wagons to help others get to Zion. In Oct. 1849, the family arrived in Salt Lake City and were given a lot in the Second Ward. Moses was called on a mission to England the next spring and was gone three years six months. On his return from England, Moses Clawson presided over the LDS immigrant ship Ellen Maria, which had 299 saints aboard. After they had sailed a few days a storm came up which grew in intensity until the captain could endure it no longer so he came to Moses and asked him if he could not do something. Moses called upon the Lord to still the waves and his prayer was answered immediately and everybody rejoiced to know that they were safe once more. Moses later served as Captain over a company of 56 wagons across the plains to Salt Lake City, arriving in Sept. of 1853. In 1853, the older children were married or on their own. Cornelia was near death. Moses got word of her condition and arrived ahead of the company. Just prior to her death he married Sarah Ann Inkley on 25 Sept. 1853. Cornelia died 22 Oct. 1853, and was buried in the Salt Lake Cemetery. Moses had met Sarah in England and she came with his group across the ocean. She nursed him when he was ill while aboard ship. Sarah intended to marry William Taylor whom she had known as a missionary in England. She did not want to be one of several wives and so changed her plans. She married Moses on 25 Sept. 1853. Sarah and Moses had six boys and seven girls, four of which died as children. Moses was 52 and Sarah was 20 when married. They lived in Salt Lake City for the first year and then moved to Ogden. In 1858 they moved to the Springville area and then in the fall of 1862 Moses was called by Brigham Young to move to Virgin City in Southern Utah to help build up that community. Moses Clawson left late in the year (about the first of December). It was so late, that his wife, Sarah, felt very strongly that it would be a mistake to start on such a trip with five little children. She called in the doctor to examine the children to see if they were all right. They started on the long journey with a team and wagon. They had only been on the road a few days when the children came down with whooping cough. When they reached Virgin City, three month old Sarah was dead. She died 18 December 1862. Lola, who was four years old, was very ill and died on 26 December Jesse Lenore Clawson recorded, “It was Christmas Eve when they arrived in Virgin City and grandma, Sarah Clawson, told me years later that the people were dancing close by the house where they found shelter with friends, and she felt they were dancing on her heart. It was a sad Christmas for the family and what courage it took for the parents to go on and build another home in this wild frontier land.” Moses was then 61 years old. They later settled in Toquerville, Utah. Moses died of typhoid fever the 15th of June 1879. He is buried in the Toquerville Cemetery.
29: Nephi Brigham Bowthorpe & Phylinda Maria Reynolds | B. 24 Jul 1855 Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah M. 22 April 1880 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah D. 26 May 1908 Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah | Warren Ford Reynolds & Edna Maria Merrell | B. 10 Sept 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah D. 3 July 1937 Vernal, Uintah, Utah | B. 7 June 1823 Avon, Livingston, New York M. 3 Jan 1846 Murray, Salt Lake, Utah D. 10 Jul 1900 South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah | B. 25 Dec 1828 Butler, Wayne, New York D. 28 Mar 1896 South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah | Children: William Warren Edna Maria Eunice Malinda Mary Ann Alma Nephi Jennie Dennis Fay Harold Ford Josephine Reynolds Earl Merrill | Nephi Brigham Bowthorpe owned property in Holladay, Vernal, on different farms in Salt Lake City, and at 33rd South and 15th East in Holladay. The family home was on 5200 South in Holladay, on which he owned five or six acres of land. Their ten children were all born in Holladay, Utah. He was a surveyors helper and he traveled quite a bit as he surveyed the Uintah Basin. Nephi came home from surveying one day and asked his wife, Phylinda (Lin) if she had paid the family tithing. She responded that she couldn’t pay the tithing because they didn’t have any money. His solution was to give the milk cow to the Bishop for tithing. When their daughter, Jennie, told this story to her son, Keith, he asked her what she did for milk. Jennie replied, “I didn’t care. I didn’t like milk anyway.” Nephi left to irrigate one day riding his horse and carrying a shovel in his hand. When he didn’t come home the family went to look for him and found him dead by the side of the road. They never knew the cause of death. | Children: John William Edward Decator Edna Josephine Mary Alice Phylinda Maria Anna Eliza Artamissa Ellen Warren Hosea Rosa Isabella Rachel Amanda | Compiled by Jim Brimhall: Phylinda Maria Reynolds Bowthorpe was born on the 10th of September, 1858, in South Cottonwood, Utah. Phylinda died due to “cardiac decompensation”. Her death certificate states that she had lived the last 20 years of her life in Vernal. She had been a widow for nearly 30 years. Her husband, Nephi Brigham Bowthorpe (what a great name), died on the 26th of May, 1908 in Big Cottonwood, Utah. His birthday was on the 24th of July!, 1855. They may have had a parade that day in Salt Lake. Together they had 10 children. Their last child, Earl Merrill, lived less than a year. Two of her daughters, Edna and Eunice, were married to men with the same last name, Edna to Walter Simper, and Eunice to Alford Simper. Further research is needed to determine for sure if they were brothers, but I think they were. Alford was a bishop in Vernal for 20 years or so. Alma Nephi died in January of 1927 at the age of 38, 10 plus years before his mother, leaving a young widow and struggling family. Jennie, my grandmother (and only child not given a middle name!), married a man five years younger than herself, 19 year old Earl Brimhall, my grandfather. | Warren Ford Reynolds was born in Avon, New York. His father died in April 1835 when Warren was only 11. The remaining family, which consisted of mother Betsy, Warren, William and Charles moved to Rose, Oakland County, Michigan to live with their older brother, Asa. After his mother, Betsy, died in 1843, Warren left home to work for a Mr. Gage. Warren met his future wife, Edna, through Mr. Gage because Edna’s family, the Merrills, were good friends of Mr. Gage. The Merrill family also lived in Rose, just three farms away from Asa. It was through the Merrills that Warren became interested in the Mormon Church. Edna’s father had joined the church in 1837 during a significant movement of the religion in Oakland County. This movement came as a result of Stephen Mack, brother of Lucy Mack Smith, being one of the founders of Pontiac, county seat of Oakland. Stephen’s daughter had visited the Smiths in New York and there joined the church. She moved with the Smiths to Ohio. From there, several visits were made by members of the Smith family to Oakland, Michigan. Warren and Edna were married 3 January 1846, probably in Rose, and left soon after for Nauvoo. Their apparent stay in Nauvoo was very brief. They were baptized there on April 15, 1846 in the Mississippi River by Mephibosheth Sirrine, who had been a missionary in Michigan. Warren and Edna left Nauvoo with Edna’s parents and probably stayed awhile in eastern Iowa because Edna’s mother gave birth to two children there. Record is next found of both families in the Garden Grove Branch in Iowa in 1847. Edna and Warren left Iowa and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 24, 1848 with the Heber C. Kimball Company. Edna’s parents stayed in Garden Grove until 1850. Life on the farm in the Cottonwood area, where Warren settled, was difficult and presented many trials. One year the Reynolds family saved part of their crops by sending out the chickens to eat the grasshoppers. Warren was blessed with another wife when he married Christina McNeil June 28, 1857. They were, however, affected by the laws against polygamy. On February 4, 1889 Warren was convicted of unlawful cohabitation and was sentenced on February 23 to fifty days in jail and a $50 fine. His sentence was so light due to poor health. He had a certificate signed by the doctor, giving his condition as neuralgia of the heart. Eleven years later, at the age of 77, Warren died on July 10, 1900.
30: Kris and Charles Zaugg | (Back) Jeff, Jenalee, Greg, Loralee (Middle) Ed, Kristine Brimhall Zaugg, Charles Ernest Zaugg, Michael (Front) Melanie, Stephanie, Michelle | Cody Bradley, Justin Charles, Michelle Zaugg Spackman holding Nicole Kristine, Kelli Ann, Bradley Scott Spackman, Steven Arthur, Whitney Marie | (Back) Sydney, Taralee Brough Zaugg, Gregory Charles Zaugg (Front) Ellie Gwen, Lydia Mae, Anna Lee | (Back) James Boyd Gerber, Jenalee Zaugg Gerber (Middle) Austin Boyd, Andrew James holding Curtis Mathews, Kaden Perry, Felicia Elizabeth
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32: Marge and Mike Bate | Emily Kathryn Bate Wright, Elliott McRae, Michael Marshall Wright | Sheri Lynn Lewis Bate, Alex Lewis, Graham Lewis, Berkeley Graham Bate | Berkeley holding Alex, Sheri, Graham, Marjorie Brimhall Bate, Michael Hazen Bate, Emily holding Elliott, Michael, Ethan, Melanie holding Bennett, Kyle, Preston | Ethan Raphael, Kyle Bennett Bate holding Bennett Keith, Melanie Mecham Bate, Joseph Preston
33: Tom Brimhall | Charli Elizabeth, Justin Burt Brimhall, Katie Elizabeth Jones Brimhall holding Dax Thomas, Branson Justin | Alexis Marie May, Brooke Brimhall Reed, Gage Scott May, Kelly Neil Reed holding Tytin Kelly Reed, Ashtin Neil Reed | Jim Brimhall | Jacqueline (Jackie), Ian Brady, Marissa (Mussie), Ashley, Gavin James, April | Tom holding Tytin, Alexis, Gage | Mussie, Jim, April, Gavin, Jackie, Ian | Bryan Thomas Brimhall (Oct 29, 1976 - Jan 3, 1977) | Bradley Keith Brimhall holding Kierra Gail, Olivia Valeda, Cynthia Diane Thiel Brimhall holding Kolby Bradley | Gage, Charli, Tom holding Kolby and Branson, Alexis, Olivia
34: Virginia and Jim Snow | Matthew Douglas Whitton, Laura Snow Whitton holding Trey Heath, Jameson Taylor, Avery Kent | Michael Dennis, Sarah Snow George, Dennis Michael George, Isabelle | Natalie Snow Domino, Michael Vincent Domino, Jared Michael | (Back) Sarah, Matthew James, Natalie, Laura, Paulie (Front) Annabelle, James Irwin Snow, Virginia Brimhall Snow, Rachel
35: Pam and Scott Collins | Rebecca Ann Collins Rogers, Ryan Terry Rogers holding Parker Rupert | Steven Scott Collins and Ashley Lorraine Erickson Collins | Michelle Nicole Collins Burgoyne holding Timothy Aiden, Timothy John Burgoyne holding Kaylee Ann, Michael Cale | Kayla Mae, Kathrine Mae Collins Moffit, Scott Henry Moffit, Kaitlin Ada | Michael Scott Collins, Pamela Brimhall Collins, Steven, Jessica Mariam
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37: Joann and Chad Twitchell | Chad Alan Twitchell, Sophie Ann, Curtis Chad, Holly Jo, Joann Brimhall Twitchell, Kenny Peter, Paul holding Breckin, Kacie | Theodore Marcus, Kate Twitchell King, Justin Douglas King | Doug and Lorraine Brimhall | (Back) Lorraine Peterson Brimhall, Paul Douglas Brimhall holding Madelynn Lucille (Front) Julia Maureen, Elizabeth Ann, Grant Perry, Noah Douglas | Paul Alan Twitchell, Kacie Lynn Lorey Twitchell holding Breckin Carter
38: Jennie and Gary Hadfield | Joshua Richard | Ryan Gary | Tyler John | Melissa | Abigail | Ryan, Josh, Tyler, Gary Richard Hadfield, Jennifer Brimhall Hadfield, Abby, Missy