Updates

Changed Willard Eby Snader – 133 to Willard Eby Snader – 141
Changed Donald Snader – 134 to Donald Snader – 142
Changed Dorothy Snader – 135 to Dorothy Snader – 143
Changed Jean Snader – 136 to Jean Snader – 144
Changed Agnes Coalter Golightly – 137 to Agnes Coalter Golightly – 147
Changed Patricia Jean Lunt – 138 to Patricia Jean Lunt – 148
Changed Mary Elizabeth Lunt – 139 to Mary Elizabeth Lunt – 149
Changed Robert Gordon Lunt – 140 to Robert Gordon Lunt – 150
Changed Judith Ann Lunt – 141 to Judith Ann Lunt – 151
Changed George Thornton Holman – 142 to George Thornton Holman – 154
Changed Darlene Lunt Holman – 143 to Darlene Lunt Holman – 155
Changed Sharon Alice Holman – 144 to Sharon Alice Holman – 156
Changed Willie Padilla – 145 to Willie Padilla – 159
Changed Willie Padilla, Jr. – 146 to Willie Padilla, Jr. – 160
Changed Barbara Jean Padilla – 147 to Barbara Jean Padilla – 161
Changed Porty Lewis Gabbitas – 148 to Porty Lewis Gabbitas – 164
Changed Ivy Joan Gabbitas – 149 to Ivy Joan Gabbitas – 165
Changed Gordon Lewis Gabbitas – 150 to Gordon Lewis Gabbitas – 166
Changed Larry Lunt Gabbitas – 151 to Larry Lunt Gabbitas – 167
Change Judith Ann Gabbitas – 152 to Judith Ann Gabbitas – 168
Changed Ted Lunt Gabbitas – 153 to Ted Lunt Gabbitas – 169
Changed Joyce Gabbitas – 154 to Joyce Gabbitas – 170
Changed ‘Son’ Gabbitas – 155 to ‘Son’ Gabbitas – 171
Changed Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – 156 to Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – 174
Changed Joanne Smith – 157 to Joanne Elizabeth Smith – 175
Changed John Joseph Everhard – 158 to John Joseph Everhard – 178
Changed Gerry Everhard – 159 to Gerry Everhard – 179
Changed Richard Milne – 160 to Richard Milne – 182
Changed John W. Bailey – 161 to John W. Bailey – 185
Changed Estella Cordelia Tidwell – 162 to Estella Cordelia Tidwell – 186
Changed Vonna Ensign – 163 to Vonna Ensign – 189
Changed William Douglas Rowley – 164 to William Douglas Rowley – 190
Changed Scott Calvin Rowley – 165 to Scott Calvin Rowley – 191
Changed Pamela Rowley – 166 to Pamela Rowley – 192
Changed Roxanne Rowley – 167 to Roxanne Rowley – 193
Changed Aleene Sumsion – 168 to Aleene Sumsion – 196
Changed Kurtis Wayne Rowley – 169 to Kurtis Wayne Rowley – 197
Changed Kristine Rowley – 170 to Kristine Rowley – 198
Changed Lorrain Rowley – 171 to Lorrain Rowley – 199
Changed Janiel Rowley – 172 to Janiel Rowley – 200
Changed Lynn S. Rowley – 173 to Lynn Sumsion Rowley – 201
Changed Elaine Carlton – 174 to Elaine Carlton – 204
Changed Janevie Clegg – 175 to Janevie Clegg – 205
Changed Bruce Charles Rowley – 176 to Bruce Charles Rowley – 206
Changed Burt William Rowley – 177 to Burt William Rowley – 207
Changed Charrielynn Rowley – 178 to Charrielynn Rowley – 208
Changed Michael Lyn Rowley – 179 to Michael Lyn Rowley – 209
Changed Shawna Lee Rowley – 180 to Shawna Lee Rowley – 210
Changed Jana Charlene Rowley – 181 to Jana Charlene Rowley – 211
Changed Beckie Ann Rowley – 182 to Beckie Ann Rowley – 212
Changed Dwain Eugene Judkins – 183 to Dwain Eugene Judkins – 215
Changed David Lenn Judkins – 184 to David Lenn Judkins – 216
Changed Deon Eugene Judkins – 185 to Deon Eugene Judkins – 217
Changed Dwana Kay Judkins – 186 to Dwana Kay Judkins – 218
Changed Myron Dwain Judkins – 187 to Myron Dwain Judkins – 219
Changed Mark Judkins – 188 to Mark Ammon Judkins – 220
Changed Darrell Judkins – 189 to Darrell Wayne Judkins – 221
Changed Margene Judkins – 190 to Margene Judkins – 222
Changed Gail Jensen – 191 to Gail Jensen – 225
Changed Carol Annette Rowley – 192 to Carol Annette Rowley – 226
Changed Steve Rowley – 193 to Stephen Michael Rowley – 227
Changed Jennifer Rowley – 194 to Jennifer Rowley – 228
Changed Joleene Rowley – 195 to Joleene Rowley – 229
Changed Sharon Rowley – 196 to Sharon Rowley – 230
Changed Linda Roskelley – 197 to Linda Roskelley – 231
Changed Richard K. Rowley – 198 to Richard K. Rowley – 232
Changed Annaleesa Rowley – 199 to Annaleesa Rowley – 233
Changed Alexis Rowley – 200 to Alexis Rowley – 234
Changed Charles Howard Grace – 201 to Charles Howard Grace – 235
Changed Alfred Howard Grace – 202 to Alfred Howard Grace – 236
Changed Zetta Priscilla Grace – 203 to Zetta Priscilla Grace – 237
Changed Della Grace – 204 to Della Grace – 238
Changed Hosmer Lyle Grace – 205 to Hosmer Lyle Grace – 239
Changed Henriett Grace – 206 to Henriett Grace – 240
Changed Paul Evans Grace – 207 to Paul Evans Grace – 241
Changed Sarah Florence McCune – 208 to Sarah Florence McCune – 244
Changed Frederick Earl Lunt – 209 to Frederick Earl Lunt – 245
Changed Clinton Edward Lunt – 210 to Clinton Edward Lunt – 246
Changed Shedrick McCune Lunt – 211 to Shedrick McCune Lunt – 247
Changed to ‘Son’ Lunt – 212 to ‘Son’ Lunt – 248
Changed Mable McCune Lunt – 213 to Mable McCune Lunt – 249
Changed Beth H. McCune Lunt – 214 to Beth H. McCune Lunt – 250
Changed Florence Lunt – 215 to Florence Lunt – 251
Changed Henry McCune Lunt – 216 to Henry McCune Lunt – 252
Changed Rose Etta Morgan – 217 to Rose Etta Morgan – 255
Changed George Aphias Lunt – 218 to George Aphias Lunt – 256
Changed Aleta Pearl Lunt – 219 to Aleta Pearl Lunt – 257
Changed Alegra Lunt – 220 to Alegra Lunt – 258
Changed Charles Rodger Lunt – 221 to Charles Rodger Lunt – 259
Changed Eugene Lunt – 222 to Eugene Lunt – 260
Changed Lois Lunt – 223 to Lois Lunt – 261
Changed Alma Edward Lunt – 224 to Alma Edward Lunt – 262
Changed Morgan William Lunt – 225 to Morgan William Lunt – 263
Changed Lydia Jane Kendall – 226 to Lydia Jane Kendall – 266
Changed Homer Kendall Lunt – 227 to Homer Kendall Lunt – 267
Changed Marie Lunt – 228 to Marie Lunt – 268

This Day In Our Family History; June 25, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Benjamin Harper, Jr. – 426
  • Hester Mallett – 1058
  • Ruth Sperry – 57
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • Samuel Webb, Jr. – 293
  • Saint Leonard Shore, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

This Day In Our Family History; June 25, 2018

Changed birth information for Carol Annette Rowley to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Benjamin Harper, Jr. – 426
  • Hester Mallett – 1058
  • Carol Annette Rowley – 226
  • Ruth Sperry – 57
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • Samuel Webb, Jr. – 293
  • Saint Leonard Shore, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Happy Birthday

Deleted Categories:

  • California, United States
  • Born On This Day

This Day In Our Family History; June 26, 2017

Deleted marriage information for John Rosenquist Nelson and Nita Idale Allred

Added Categories:

  • Nita Idale Allred – 266
  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Abraham Brand – 585
  • Enoch Brand – 591
  • Phebe Brand – 588
  • Samuel Brand – 589
  • Stephen Brand – 590
  • Phebe Canton – 893
  • Margaret Francis – 586
  • John Samuel Harper – 160
  • Frederick Earl Lunt – 209
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • Edward Rosenquist Nelson – 63
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 346
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • John Wood – 892
  • Phebe Wood – 896
  • William Wood – 486
  • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States
  • Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States
  • WLMP – Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park; East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • JRIVE – Jordan River Utah Temple; South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; June 26, 2018

Fixed spelling from Shadrach to Shedrick
Changed birth information for Grant Alcorn Rowley to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Nita Idale Allred – 266
  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Abraham Brand – 585
  • Phebe Canton – 893
  • Margaret Francis – 586
  • John Samuel Harper – 160
  • Frederick Earl Lunt – 209
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Sarah Florence McCune – 208
  • Edward Rosenquist Nelson – 63
  • Grant Alcorn Rowley – 39
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 346
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • John Wood – 892
  • William Wood – 486
  • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States
  • Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States
  • WLMP – Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park; East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Happy Birthday

This Day In Our Family History; June 27, 2017

Deleted blessing information for Courtney Nicole Lunt

Added Categories:

  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Elizabeth Gibbons – 167
  • John Gibbons – 434
  • Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Deleted Category:

  • Blessed On This Day

This Day In Our Family History; June 27, 2018

Deleted blessing information for Courtney Nicole Lunt
Changed birth information for Owen Calvin Owens and Stephen Michael Rowley to Happy Birthday
Fixed spelling from Saintt to Saint

Added Categories:

  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Elizabeth Gibbons – 167
  • John Gibbons – 434
  • Owen Calvin Owens – 122
  • Stephen Michael Rowley – 227
  • Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States; Delete
  • Happy Birthday

Deleted Categories:

  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Blessed On This Day

Updates; June 27, 2018

Fixed spelling from Catagories to Categories

This Day In Our Family History; June 28, 2017

Changed 1975 to 1979

Added Categories:

  • William Alcorn – 441
  • Phebe Collett – 499
  • John Samuel Harper – 160
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • William Perry – 498
  • Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • Ontario, Malhuer, Oregon, United States
  • 1979

Deleted Category:

  • 1975

This Day In Our Family History; June 28, 2018

Deleted duplicate Samuel in John Samuel Harper
Added tag: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

Added Categories:

  • William Alcorn – 441
  • Phebe Collett – 499
  • John Samuel Harper – 160
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • William Perry – 498
  • Ruth Sperry – 57
  • William Earl Watson – 315
  • Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • EC1 – Evergreen Cemetery; Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; June 29, 2017

Added Monday
Update Pearl McCune to Eva Pearl Sperry

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; June 29, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Eva Ruth Lunt – 20
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • JRIVE – Jordan River Utah Temple; South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; June 29, 2018

Deleted duplicate London in Saint Pancres, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Added tag: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

Added Categories:

  • June 29
  • Coral Lorraine Bolton – 28
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Eva Ruth Lunt – 20
  • Daniel Packer – 1055
  • John Packer – 1053
  • Joe Ben Smith – 27
  • Marjorie Elizabeth Snyder – 174
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Saint Pancras, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Deleted Categories:

  • June 20

Updates; June 29, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Charles Sperry – 343
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • John Wright – 264
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Nortonville, Juab, Utah, United States
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • June 7
  • Journal: Jeanette Sperry
  • This Day In Our Family History

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; June 30, 2017

Added Tuesday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; June 30, 2017

Fixed spelling from Ecclshall to Eccleshall

Added Categories:

  • Mary Lamont – 275
  • Anna Rosenquist Nelson – 60
  • Effie Druscilla Nelson – 66
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Charles Sperry – 343
  • Clarissa Lorretta Sperry – 123
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Mecca, Trumball, Ohio, United States

This Day In Our Family History; June 30, 2018

Changed birth information for Connor Ross to Happy Birthday
Fixed spelling from Eccleshall to Eccleshall

Added Categories:

  • Lenard Clark Alcorn – 93
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Mary Lamont – 275
  • Anna Rosenquist Nelson – 60
  • Effie Druscilla Nelson – 66
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Connor Ross – 404
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Charles Sperry – 343
  • Clarissa Lorretta Sperry – 123
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • Mecca, Trumball, Ohio, United States
  • Happy Birthday

Deleted Category:

  • Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; July 1, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52

This Day In Our Family History; July 1, 2017

Added Category:

  • Elizabeth Venables – 316

This Day In Our Family History; July 1, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Mary Phipps – 595
  • Elizabeth Venables – 316
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Updates

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 7, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 7, 2017

Changed birth information for Alexander Corbett to Happy Birthday

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Alexander Corbett – 103

Deleted Category:

  • Born On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 7, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • John Rowley – 719
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 7, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 7, 2018

Change birth information for Alexander Corbett to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Alexander Corbett – 103
  • Jane Lunt – 1737
  • Happy Birthday

Deleted Category:

  • Born On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 7, 2018

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 719
  • John Thompson Rowley – 200
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 203
  • Royal James Rowley – 205
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 8, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133

This Day In Our Family History; May 8, 2017

Changed birth information for Courtney Nicole Lunt to Happy Birthday

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 217
  • William Alcorn – 441
  • Courtney Nicole Lunt – 101
  • Judith Tudor – 442
  • Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, United States
  • Havre, Hill, Montana, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Happy Birthday

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 8, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 719
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 8, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 8, 2018

Changed birth information for Courtney Nicole Lunt to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 217
  • William Alcorn – 441
  • Courtney Nicole Lunt – 103
  • Judith Tudor – 442
  • Irvine, Estill, Kentucky, United States
  • Havre, Hill, Montana, United States
  • Happy Birthday

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 8, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Elizabeth Ann Rowley – 405
  • Emerson Adis Rowley – 89
  • George Arthur Rowley – 407
  • Hugh Francis Rowley – 87
  • James Rowley – 726
  • John Rowley – 719
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Maria Rowley – 721
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Walter Thompson Rowley – 403
  • Sarah Wright – 720

This Day In Our Family History; May 9, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Clarissa Loretta Sperry – 123
  • Emily Ann Weaver – 465
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 9, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 719
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 9, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 9, 2018

Added Categories:

  • George William Lunt – 44
  • Rose Etta Morgan – 1720
  • Clarissa Loretta Sperry – 123
  • Emily Ann Weaver – 465
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 9, 2018

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 719
  • John Thompson Rowley – 200
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 10, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 10, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Category:

  • James Harper – 319

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 10, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • George Arthur Rowley – 407
  • James Rowley – 726
  • John Rowley – 719
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 10, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133

This Day In Our Family History; May 10, 2018

Added Categories:

  • James Harper – 319
  • Morgan William Lunt – 1728
  • Harriet Miller – 289
  • Elizabeth Betsy Spencer – 294
  • Lucy Webb – 296
  • Mary Ann Webb – 297

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 10, 2018

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 719
  • John Thompson Rowley – 200
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 11, 2017

Added Categories:

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

This Day In Our Family History; May 11, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • William Vernon Alcorn – 94
  • Robert Cole – 334
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Margaret Rose Harper – 74
  • Sarah Sheldon – 335
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 11, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • George Arthur Rowley – 407
  • John Rowley – 719
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 11, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 11, 2018

Changed birth information for Mark Judkins to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • William Vernon Alcorn – 94
  • Robert Cole – 334
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Margaret Rose Harper – 74
  • Mark Judkins – 1691
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • Sarah Sheldon – 335
  • John Wright – 264
  • Mary Wright – 272
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Happy Birthday

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 11, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Jane Paul – 198
  • John Rowley – 719
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • John Thompson Rowley – 200
  • Moroni Thompson Rowley – 406
  • Walter Thompson Rowley – 403
  • Sarah Wright – 720

This Day In Our Family History; May 12, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 12, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Mary Ann O’Brian – 730
  • Ephraim George Rowley – 402
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 401
  • John Rowley – 719
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Mary Ann Rowley – 400
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Elizabeth Thompson – 731
  • Hugh Thompson – 729
  • Mary Ann Thompson – 399
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; Mary 12, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 12, 2018

Changed Charles Benjamin Sperry to Charles Benjamin Harper
Fixed spelling from Gloucesterhire to Gloucestershire

Added Categories:

  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Charles Rodger Lunt – 1724
  • Joseph Packer – 1051
  • James Wood – 247
  • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • England Mission
  • Departed For Mission On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 12, 2018

Added Categories:

  • James Rowley – 726
  • John Rowley – 719
  • Sarah Wright – 720

This Day In Our Family History; May 13, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Agnes Coalter Golightly – 1640
  • Ann Elizabeth Harper – 157
  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • Judith Ann Lunt – 1644
  • Elsa Nelson – 59
  • Helding Rosenquist Nelson – 64
  • Jens Rosenquist Nelson – 58
  • Calvin Sperry – 513
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • James Sperry – 503
  • Lillian May Sperry – 55
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden
  • United States of America
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family History; May 13, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Ephraim George Rowley – 402
  • George Arthur Rowley – 407
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 401
  • James Rowley – 726
  • John Rowley – 719
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Mary Ann Thompson – 399
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 13, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 120

This Day In Our Family History; May 13, 2018

Fixed spelling from Kristensad to Kristenstad

Added Categories:

  • Agnes Coalter Golightly – 1640
  • Ann Elizabeth Harper – 157
  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • Judith Ann Lunt – 1644
  • Rose Etta Morgan – 1720
  • Elsa Nelson – 59
  • Helding Rosenquist Nelson – 64
  • Jens Rosenquist Nelson – 58
  • Henry Olpin – 554
  • John Olpin – 558
  • Mary Olpin – 556
  • Calvin Sperry – 513
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • James Sperry – 503
  • Lillian May Sperry – 55
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • United States of America

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 13, 2018

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 719
  • Sarah Wright – 720

History: David William Rowley

She (Grace Davis) could work so fast with her hands. When cutting seed potatoes, her hands would literally fly, she could cut faster than any two other people. She was always working in the Relief Society. When she washed dishes it would take three or four ladies drying to keep up with her. She was very good as a work director or leader. After she was gone I missed her so much. Even now, I get such a longing to see her sometimes.

While we were living on Dad’s (Hugh Thompson Rowley) place I went into town to a beet growers meeting. It was in the winter, but the day was warm. I had a chance to ride to Zurich where I needed to do some business, so I went. I thought I could surely catch a ride back, but as it happened no one was going that way so I started walking. The weather changed and it became bitter cold. I had to walk into the wind; therefore my face was into the wind. I beat my arms against my sides to try to keep my circulation going and many times I thought I would surely freeze to death. I kept praying for my Heavenly Father to deliver me. I’m sure I would never have been able to walk those many miles if He hadn’t. it was very late in the night when I got home. I couldn’t even get warm in bed. I laid and shook the rest of the night. I was told in my Patriarchal Blessing that my life would be spared many times through the prayers of my loved ones and through my own prayers. This was such a time.

Later that winter I went to work for Brother Albert L. Johnson, feeding his stock and taking care of his place. I rode a horse back and forth all winter. The next spring we moved into a little shack of a house over there. The experiences of those two years are told in Lillian’s (Lillian Alcorn) history. The winters were cold and the work in that sub-zero weather was hard. It was so cold that I’d have to chop the sheep loose every morning because their wool had frozen to the ground. Many chinese pheasants came to eat in the feed yard. I trapped a lot of them which we ate. We also canned some of them. This was in the year 1935.

In 1936 I heard that the Murphy place was up for sale. It was just east of Dad’s. He and I went to Helena, Montana to see an attorney who had the papers to sell the place. His name was Mr. Weir. We went to his office only to find that he had gone down town. We waited for a while then walked down town. I saw a big tall man coming toward us and said to Dad, “That is Mr. Weir.” When he came up even with us I asked him and fixed up the papers me to buy the Murphy place. We then went back to Harlem. Now I had never seen Mr. Weir before nor did I know him. His identity was revealed to me.

Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) had lost his lease on the Tom Everett place so I let him have half of the Murphy place and told him he could help pay for it. I was still working for the NRA building reservoirs on sub-marginal land in the hills north of Zurich, Harlem and Saco. On one of these reservoirs we found a lot of petrified fish about three inches long. There were a lot of them. They had sort of gold-colored scales on them. It showed up very bright and when the sun shined on them they would glisten. Well, anyway I was working and on my way to the reservoir one day I went by and saw the old Gloin place. It had a two story house on it and since we didn’t have any buildings on the Murphy place and even though the two story house was in pretty bad shape. I thought I could fix it up and use it, so I bought the house and moved it home to our place. Francis also bought some buildings off a dry farm north of us and moved them onto the place. Then we were ready to start farming.

To be continued…

History: David William Rowley

Having my mouth and throat burned so badly affected my speech for years. Trying to say my name, “Willie Rowley” was especially difficult. I couldn’t pronounce my l’s and r’s and even grownups, who should have known better, would reportedly ask me my name and then snicker behind their hands when I would try to say it. I got so I would walk around several blocks to avoid anyone who might speak to me. I think this had a great deal to do with making me shy and caused me to have a poor self-image. I have often thought what a help it would have been if my family had started calling me David then, as it was so much easier for me to say than Willie.

When I was in my early teens I practiced in front of a mirror until I was able to speak more plainly.

I was still quite small when my father moved back on the David Peter Davis homestead and farmed it for Grandfather David Peter Davis. We were probably living here when Dad (Hugh Thompson Rowley) bought a new pair of shoes for both Francis (Hugh Francis Rowley) and me, telling us not to get in the water with them. When he returned from town he found us wading in the creek in our new shoes. Needless to say we got a tanning that neither of us ever forgot.

While living near Rigby, a beautiful, brown-eyed, curly brown haired boy joined our family, my brother, Emerson Adis. He was born on 4 September 1909. He was blessed in the Milo Ward where we attended church. He was so cute and had my mother’s (Grace Davis) eyes and as a result he could do wrong as far as Dad was concerned. I suppose my nose was out of joint, as they say, but it seemed like it was this way in all the years we lived at home.

Emerson had the brown eyes, but with Dad having ash blonde hair. I guess it was impossible for any of us children to inherit our mothers blue-black hair. A few years ago one of my Coles cousins told me that what she remembered about her Aunt Grace (my mother) was watching her brush her lovely black hair. She said mother’s hair was very long and black. Blue sparks would flash from her hair as she brushed it. We three older children had blue eyes and light hair that later turned brown.

Just two years later my mother gave birth to another sweet baby boy. He was named Walter Ilith. He was born on 8 December 1911 at Idaho Falls, Idaho. He also had brown eyes, but a much quieter disposition than Emerson. Our Dad was working on the dam at Idaho Falls when the baby, Walter, got the whooping cough and we almost lost him.

In our growing up years I always felt protective toward Walter and we have loved each other very much all through the years.

To be continued…

How Are You Related To Me?

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Mary Ann Thompson – 399
Mary Ann 399 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: John Thompson Rowley – 197
John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Mary Ann Rowley – 400
Mary Ann 400 + Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Hugh Thompson Rowley – 401
Hugh Thompson 401 + Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Ephraim George Rowley – 402
Ephraim George 402 + Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Walter Thompson Rowley – 403
Walter Thompson 403 + Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Ralph Nephi Rowley – 404
Ralph Nephi 404 + Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Elizabeth Ann Rowley – 405
Elizabeth Ann 405 + Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Moroni Thompson Rowley – 406
Moroni Thompson 406 + Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Uncle: George Arthur Rowley – 407
George Arthur 407 + Ralph Nephi 398 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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RALPH NEPHI ROWLEY HISTORY cont’d

There were a great many Indian raids and these homes on the ridge were so unprotected, a council was held and it was decided to abandon the homes and farms on the Ridge for the winter and go back to their homes in Fillmore. Mary Ann was very happy because John Thompson and Hugh Thompson would also be able to attend school in Fillmore. She and her father (Hugh Thompson), who lived with them as much as possible, were great believers in education. It grieved them that it was so impossible to give her children the advantages of schooling such as she had had in Scotland.

There were many Indian raids that fall and winter. Ralph Nephi stood ready with others to fight and protect their homes.

In October Ralph Nephi was one of the volunteers who went out to search for and fins Sam Brown and Josiah Call, after they had been killed by the Indians. The Indians had mistaken them for United States Soldiers because of the army coats they were wearing – the coats had been bought at Camp Floyd.

In one particular raiding party the Indians came to Pavant Valley with full intentions of massacring all the whites in the valley. These Indians came in from the western part of the valley, they landed at Corn Creek, which was sometimes called Petersburg, because of “Uncle” Peter Robinson being so well known there. This large company of Indians was met by the little tribe of Chief Kanosh, who was very friendly to the settlers and anxious to live in peace with them. A great many times he had prevented trouble with his wise and peaceful council. The Kanosh Indians did not meet them in battle form, but only as peacemakers and after a pow wow which lasted about twelve hours, Kanosh and four under chiefs won and the Snake Indians went back to their homes in Nevada. Once again Kanosh had prevented bloodshed.

In the spring of 1858 Ralph Nephi and his family returned to their home on the Ridge where they worked hard getting the farms ready to plant. The settlers again worked together in harmony as one family making all their fields into one big field. They cleared brush, built fences, plowed the ground and planted the crops. Many hard days of labor were send in making ditches and preparing the land for irrigation.

Other families wished to join them but because there was so little water present settlers were all opposed to dividing the little water they had with them.

This spring Brigham Young paid them a personal visit. He counseled them kindly and firmly and advised them to share the water with the others, who wished to settle here — promising them that if they would share the little water they had with the new settlers, that the Lord would bless them in such a way that the water supply would increase until ??????them and the additional ???? 54

Ralph Nephi had long loved and admired this wise man and had humbly taken his advice many times. He again headed his council and persuaded his friends to do likewise. Brigham Young was indeed a prophet of God. Ralph Nephi knew that if his advice was heeded the blessing would follow just as surely.

Ralph Nephi was interviewed by the well know Church Historian, Andrew Jensen in 1900, so we are blessed with an account of this incident in Ralph Nephi’s own words for this is what he told Jensen:

“When he and seven other men went to Meadow in 1857 to put in crops, the water indeed was very scarce and they only plowed and planted thirty-five acres, but he states that the water in the creek since that time has increased at least seven times and that it is still raising. When the first settlers commenced to irrigate there was scarcely enough water in the creek for the ordinary sized irrigation stream, but in 1893 there was enough for at least five large irrigation streams, which by judicious arrangement was sufficient to irrigate all the farm on Meadow lands and the garden in the settlement.”

Among the new ones to come to Meadow Creek were Hiram B. Bennett, A. P. Safford, Ananzon Colby, Ransford Colby, Benjamin Robinson and Timothy King. Ephraim Tomkinson was the first one to build a log cabin here and the above mentioned ones all built log cabins later.

The year of 1859 was a year of grief and hardship for the Rowley’s. Little Ralph Nephi died February 17, 1859, when he was just a little over two years old. We know none of the details of his death except a Cemetery Record, which states that he died of “a gathering in the throat.” He lived out most of his short life here on the Ridge by Meadow Creek. This was the third infant Ralph Nephi and Mary Ann had lost. They had buried little Mary Ann in Scotland. Ephraim in Salt Lake City and now they took little Ralph to the cemetery in Fillmore.

The loss was softened somewhat when on April 2, 1859 a little girl was born to them. She was the first girl child to be born on the Ridge. They named her Elizabeth after Mary Ann’s beloved sister Elizabeth. Mary Ann McBride of Fillmore had kindly attended them at the birth.

The winter of 1857-8 had been a very mild one with very little snow, as a result the water was so low that they were able to raise only a small amount of corn and very little wheat and barley. Most of their time had been taken up making ditches, cutting cedar posts and making fences. There was such a small amount of water that if the cows were allowed to stand and drink all they wanted they would consume it all and none would get past them to irrigate the crops. The task of herding them from the water fell to John and Hugh and it was a tedious one indeed.

The water that did get through was so slimy and contaminated that it was not fit to drink or cook with.

It was so dry that summer that the wind blew sand into everything. It filtered into their beds and food. Mary Ann would carefully tie a cloth over the pans of milk and even then there would be sand in the bottom of the pans. It sifted into their hair and eyes and grated on tired nerves.

The clothing on precious baby Elizabeth was so full of sand that irritated her soft skin. It was almost unbearable for Mary Ann, nerves were on edge and tempers flared. Ralph Nephi was always kind and patient with her. There was no good clean water and even what they had could not be spared for the constant scrubbing she had always given their home. She was not even able to keep the sifting sand out of their home.

That summer a mad wolf attacked Mrs. Charlesworth. It was a horrifying experience. She was able to kill the wolf but she died from the effects of the encounter the next day. This added to the tension and hopelessness of this unhappy summer.

Conditions became so bad and heart breaking that a council was held and they decided that they must move their homes from below the fields where they could obtain culinary water directly from the creek before it was contaminated by irrigation and the livestock.

They plotted out a town above the farms, each man over twenty-one was given a building lot. Here on the lot Ralph Nephi drew, he managed to build a small one room adobe house. Mary Ann was able to keep this new home as clean and well-scrubbed as she liked. It is said that her house had so many scrubbing s that the wood would turn yellow from the scrubbing and the lye water that she used.

There was no ecclesiastical organization for some time, but James Duncan was appointed by Bishop Seymour Bruns??? Fillmore to take charge (illegible) Saints (illegible) Regular meetings were held until years (illegible) and Mary Ann would take the children and go to Fillmore to Sacrament Meeting. This gave them a chance to visit with relatives and friends in Fillmore. They kept their home in Fillmore so they always had it to go back to.

The Rowley’s lived through the terror of an earthquake on January 15, 1860. The first quake was felt at 5:30 a.m. and it shook things very perceptively. The vibration was from the southwest towards the northwest. In two hours it was followed by two lighter strokes. The night before was very clear and extremely cold, the day following was mild and pleasant.

The summer of 1861 was a happier one for the Rowley’s – their crops were better and how they did enjoy the good clean water! It had to be carried from the creek bed in a wooden wash tub made by cutting a forty gallon barrel in two. He bank was steep and the task of carrying it to the house was hard but what a blessing to have pure clean water that could be dipped up and carried to the house by the tubfuls!

Rest of all that summer they were blessed with another baby boy, born July 24, 1861, Mary Ann’s thirty-sixth birthday. That a way to celebrate your birthday and the 24th of July. No wonder they named him Moroni. Perhaps his birth was hastened a little by the preparations for the festivities of that day. A great celebration was held with many sports and a great feast. The day started with a loud fog horn like a whistle. The original Pioneers were chosen to weave the Liberty Pole.

The grass grew green and lush on the hills and Ralph Nephi and his neighbors traded some sheep from people in Fillmore. The sheep were owned by all of them and herded in one herd. At shearing time each family received his share of wool. Mary Ann washed and corded the wool and made many articles of warm clothing for the family.

From the files of the Deseret News of February 10, 1862, we find the following: “A company consisting of some 15 families have settled on Meadow Creek, Millard Co., where they are exerting themselves to build up a respectable little village and to erect there a suitable school house. A town site was surveyed and the people commenced to build immediately.”