John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

FOREIGN RESEARCH REPORT
by Verda R. Murphy, Foreign Researcher

We sent an ad to the Staffordshire Weekly Sentinel, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England during May which read as follows:

“The late John Rowley, his wife Sarah Wright and 4 children, Sarah, Mary and twins Abigail and Joseph of Fenton and Hanley early 1880.

Would the descendants of the above please write Mrs. Verda Murphy, Chinook, Montana, U.S.A.”

We were very thrilled to have had a reply to this ad. The reply goes as follows:

Mr. Arthur Wright
3 Woodville Place
Meir, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, England

Dear Madam,

I have just read an advertisement in the local newspaper, Evening Sentinel, where you wish to get in touch with descendants of the late John Rowley and his wife, Sarah Wright, who resided in the Hanley and Fenton area in the early 1800’s.

Well, it is rather way back but nevertheless, very interesting. That is why on impulse, I am writing to see if in any way I could possibly help.

It might help if I tell you a little of my own family tree. I and my brothers and sisters were born in Hanley. So was my father who is 68 years and, incidentally, in the hospital, so I am unable to ask him too much. His brothers were also born in Hanley. My grandfather and his brothers and sister lived in Fenton and he was born in 1866.

I am given to understand that one of my grandfather’s brothers went to the U.S.A., but when, I can’t say. Anyway, it might be of little help writing to you. I would like very much if you would acknowledge this letter and let me know how you have progressed in your inquiries.

Faithfully your,
Mr. Arthur Wright

We were thrilled indeed to know that someone who had read our ad had taken the time to write me. We hope that through further correspondence we may progress in our attempts to research in England.

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This Day In Our Family History

1666

Anna Hannah Blakesley was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1703

William Webb was buried in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1727

John Olpin and Ann Purnell were married in Cambridge Meeting, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1760

Elizabeth Clinton died

1838

James Robert Gibbons was born in Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to John Gibbons and Sarah Wild Cole. He was the 2nd of 6 children, and the 2nd of 3 sons, born to the couple

1868

John Thompson Rowley, age 20, and Jane Paul, age 18 were married and sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint’s Endowment House, which was located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1870

Harriet Ann Batchelor was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Eli Batchelor and Elizabeth Lunt

1917

Benjamin Lamont was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1975

Ann Harper was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Happy Birthday!

Kurtis Wayne Rowley and Hali Ann Fifield

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

FINANCIAL REPORT

Savings Account                                           $61.75
Family Organization                                        $30.60
Paper                                                               $30.00
Research                                                            $1.75

Checking Account                                        $56.40
Family Organization                                        $11.06
Paper                                                                 $6.55
Research                                                          $11.37
Other                                                                 $7.44

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Step-Grandfather: Calvin King Knighton – 112
Calvin King 112 = Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Grandmother: Grace Harriet Rowley – 10
Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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-: Child
=: Spouse

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Changed John Joseph Everhard – 1661 to John Joseph Everhard – 158
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Changed Kristine Rowley – 1673 to Kristine Rowley – 170

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  • Lydia Wood – 251
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Remember the reunion, on the 3rd of AUGUST, 1959. The tentative place is the North Park of Provo, Utah. There are activities planned for every age group. Come and enjoy it with everyone. There will be more details in the next issue of the paper.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Two very beautiful poems were also read at her funeral and we would like to print them here.

THE ROSE BEYOND THE WALL

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice’s length,
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before;
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fail?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive:
The rose still grows beyond the wall.

Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will for evermore.

by A. L. Frink

The next poem was read by Brother L. W. Nalder

“She always learned to watch for us,
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window,
In summer by the gate!

“And tho’ we mocked her tenderly
Who had such foolish care,
The long way home would seem more safe
Because she waited there!

“Her thoughts were all so full of us–
She never could forget;
And so I think that where she is
She must be watching yet.

“Waiting ‘till we come home to her,
Anxious if we are late —
Waiting from Heaven’s window,
Leaning from Heaven’s gate!