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This Day In Our Family History; April 9, 2017

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  • Elizabeth Martin – 258
  • John Martin Pitt – 109
  • Matthew Pitt – 257
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Darliston, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 9, 2018

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  • Journal
  • John Edgar Lunt – 45
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47

This Day In Our Family History; April 9, 2018

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  • Abigail Bishop – 945
  • Mary Curnock – 299
  • Elizabeth Martin – 258
  • Elizabeth Olpin – 306
  • Samuel Olpin – 298
  • John Martin Pitt – 109
  • Matthew Pitt – 257
  • Aaron Sperry – 944
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Darliston, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 10, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 10, 2017

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  • Madera, Madera, California, United States
  • Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Sunset, Davis, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 10, 2018

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  • Journal
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47

This Day In Our Family History; April 10, 2018

Changed Jesse Verl Alcorn Perry to Jesse Verl Alcorn

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  • Jesse Verl Alcorn – 99
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
  • Madera, Madera, California, United States
  • Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Sunset, Davis, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; April 11, 2017

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  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 153
  • Ann Elizabeth Harper – 157
  • Benjamin Harper – 153
  • Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Heber, Wasatch, Utah, United States
  • 1984

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  • 1884

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 11, 2018

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  • Journal
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 11, 2018

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  • Joseph Lorenzo Alcorn – 96
  • Melva Alcorn – 98
  • Coral Lorraine Bolton – 28
  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • William Phipps Brand – 330
  • Ann Elizabeth Harper – 157
  • Benjamin Harper – 153
  • Ann Phipps – 321
  • Soham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Holborn, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Contra Costra County, California, United States
  • PORTL – Portland Oregon Temple; Lake Oswego, Clackamas, Oregon, United States
  • Baptized On This Day

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 12, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133

This Day In Our Family History; April 12, 2017

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  • Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34
  • Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States
  • Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 12, 2018

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  • Journal
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 120
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133

This Day In Our Family History; April 12, 2018

Changed birth information for Logan Christopher Breck to Happy Birthday

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  • Elizabeth Ann Lunt – 42
  • George William Lunt – 44
  • Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Melinda Sperry – 509
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Biloxi, Harrison, Mississippi, United States
  • Buried On This Day
  • Happy Birthday!

This Day In Our Family History; April 13, 2017

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  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 13, 2018

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  • Journal
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 13, 2018

Changed death information for Rhoda Ann Webb to burial information

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  • Phebe Collett – 499
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • William Perry – 498
  • Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Buried On This Day
  • Sealed To Spouse On This Day

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  • Died On This Day

This Day In Our Family History; April 14, 2017

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  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34
  • Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 14, 2018

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  • Journal
  • Journal: Jeanette Sperry
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 14, 2018

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  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Darlene Lunt Holman – 1645
  • George Thornton Holman – 1644
  • Eva Ruth Lunt – 20
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34
  • Moses Sperry – 508
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Lake View, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 15, 2017

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  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 15, 2017

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  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • Harriet Ann Weaver – 92
  • Logan, Cache, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 15, 2018

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  • Journal
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 15, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • Elizabeth Lamont Sperry – 278
  • Harriet Ann Weaver – 92
  • England, United Kingdom
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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This Day In Our Family History

1745

Moses Sperry and Dorothy Hale were married

1864

Harriet Gibbons, age 12, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1880

Martha Gardner died in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States

1896

Rhoda Ann Webb died in Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States

1943

Jesse Verl Alcorn and Lucille Pearl Miner were married

1953

James William Bolton died in Madera, Madera, California, United States

1966

Earl Clive Pitt died in Sunset, Davis, Utah, United States

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: William Cole – 602
William 602 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Elizabeth Layborn – 603
Elizabeth 603 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: William Cole – 604
William 604 + William 602 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Anthony Layborn Cole – 605
Anthony Layborn 605 + William 602 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: George Cole – 606
George 606 + William 602 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Elizabeth Cole – 607
Elizabeth 607 + William 602 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: John Cole – 608
John 608 + William 602 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Robert Cole – 334
Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Sarah Cole – 609
Sarah 609 + William 602 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: James Cole – 610
James 610 + William 602 – Robert 334 – Sarah Wild 162 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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-: Child
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How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: John Gibbons – 599
John 599 – James 332 – John 161 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Mrs. Susanna Gibbons – 600
Mrs. Susanna 600 – James 332 – John 161 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: James Gibbons 332
James 332 – John 161 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Sarah Gibbons – 601
Sarah 601 + John 599 – James 332 – John 161 – Harriet 68 – Grace Viola 26 – Edna Viola 8 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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-: Child
=: Spouse

History: Charles Benjamin Harper

They settled in a small rock house on property which he had bought on Locust Avenue. In this house were born six of their nine children. In 1885 he built a large home just south of his first home on the same property. Here he lived until his death.

On May 10, 1895 he left on a mission to his native country where he served until 1898. All this time his wife supported the family and kept him on his mission through hard work.

His life in the church and community was most active. He served for many years as secretary of the Sunday School before the ward was divided. At various times he served as City Councilman, Justice of the Peace, member of the school board which was instrumental in securing a high school building for Pleasant Grove, and as president of the Pleasant Grove Canning Company. At the time of his death he was a High Priest.

His wife died on October 30, 1922 after a lingering illness. During the later years of his life he devoted himself to the care of his nursery and to the enjoyment of his hobbies; chief of which ware his flowers, a notable library, and a fine shall collection.

He died very suddenly at his home of a heart attack on Sunday morning, October 29, 1933, less than one month before his eighty-fifth birthday.

-The End-

History: Charles Benjamin Harper

The train left Wyoming on July 13 and reached Salt Lake City on September 15, 1866. Each day was full of hardships. Charles walked every step of the way, tired and often hungry. For the food allowance was not too plentiful. Each person was allowed 1 ½ pounds of flour a day. 1 pound of bacon a week, a little molasses and dried fruit given every two of three days, and a little saleratus to raise their bread. No sugar, tea, nor coffee was given to boys. This food was little enough for an active, growing boy and he and his partner, Joe Ellsmore, often picked up the up the burned crusts which the independent teamsters had discarded. At the Sweetwater Joe Ellsworth sold his shirt for some dried currants, rive and jerked, dried beef which he shared with Charles. At Coalville, Utah they went into the fields and raked barley for which Charles received about a half bushel of potatoes. A woman of the company traded some baby clothes for some beef and some of this she exchanged for some of Charles’ potatoes.

The train arrived in Salt Lake City soon after breakfast on Saturday, September 15. That same night Charles, in company with Fred Fowlkes, a teamster, left Salt Lake City for Pleasant Grove where Fowlkes resided. They spent the night camped along the Cottonwood just north of the present location of the Murray smelter.

After his arrival in Pleasant Grove he went to live with John Baker on what is now the Annie Holman property. As a climax to his first meal in this city he had his first real taste of native black currant pie. In return for his work he received his board, clothes and lodging. During his first Christmas season in Utah he went to Fountain Green for a load of coal. His breakfast on Christmas morning consisted mainly of frozen bread. He returned to Nephi in time for dinner which he ate at the home of Pete Sutton. The main course of this well-remembered meal consisted of pork sausage.

He remained with John Baker until March 1, 1867 when he went to work for Thomas Wooley for $150.00 a year plus his board and lodging. Out of this first year’s salary he paid his tithing, his temple donation, and his debt to the emigration fund. On March 1, 1868 he rehired to Wooley for $25.00 a month plus board and lodging.

His parents left England on Tuesday, June 30, 1868, arrived in New York on July 12 and in Pleasant Grove on August 20, 1868. They went to Lindon and made their home there. Charles went to live with them, boarding himself. During the summer of 1869 he farmed on share for Mr. Wooley. That fall in October he went to Eagle Valley, Nevada to help run a shingle mill. At that time Eagle Valley was supposed to be within the boundaries of Utah. He returned in February 1870 and in the same month shortly after his return he became engaged to Harriet Gibbons.

That same month he met with an accident from which he never fully recovered. In company with Joseph Olpin he went to Grove Creek to chop Balsam logs. There he caught in a snow slide which pinned his against a tree. The tree probably saved his life but his knee was twisted and as a result he walked the rest of his life with a decided limp which grew worse as he grew older.

On December 11, 1871 he and Harried Gibbons were married in the Endowment House by Joseph Fielding Smith who later became the President of the Church. They were accompanied by their mothers and the entire trip was made by horse and wagon.

To be continued…

History: Charles Benjamin Harper

CHARLES BENJAMIN HARPER

Charles Benjamin Harper (67) – Self
Benjaminbrand Harper (153) – Father
Elizabeth Phipps Brand (154) – Mother
Harriet Gibbons (68) – Wife
Sarah Wild Cole (162) – Mother-in-Law

To be continued…