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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 7, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 7, 2017

Changed birth information for Alexander Corbett to Happy Birthday

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  • Born On This Day

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

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
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  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 7, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 7, 2018

Change birth information for Alexander Corbett to Happy Birthday

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  • Born On This Day

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

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  • 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

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
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  • 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

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  • Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 217
  • William Alcorn – 441
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 8, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 8, 2018

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  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
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This Day In Our Family History; May 8, 2018

Changed birth information for Courtney Nicole Lunt to Happy Birthday

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  • Coleman Ballard Alcorn – 217
  • William Alcorn – 441
  • Courtney Nicole Lunt – 103
  • Judith Tudor – 442
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 8, 2018

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  • Jane Paul – 198
  • David William Rowley – 30
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  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Walter Thompson Rowley – 403
  • Sarah Wright – 720

This Day In Our Family History; May 9, 2017

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  • Emily Ann Weaver – 465
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 9, 2017

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  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 9, 2018

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 200
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 10, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 10, 2017

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

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

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 10, 2018

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

This Day In Our Family History; May 10, 2018

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  • 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

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

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 11, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; May 11, 2017

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  • Robert Cole – 334
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Margaret Rose Harper – 74
  • Sarah Sheldon – 335
  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 11, 2017

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  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 11, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 11, 2018

Changed birth information for Mark Judkins to Happy Birthday

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  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Margaret Rose Harper – 74
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  • Ann Perry – 265
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  • Happy Birthday

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

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  • 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

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  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

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

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  • Ephraim George Rowley – 402
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 401
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  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Elizabeth Thompson – 731
  • Hugh Thompson – 729
  • Mary Ann Thompson – 399
  • Sarah Wright – 720

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; Mary 12, 2018

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • James Rowley – 726
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  • Sarah Wright – 720

This Day In Our Family History; May 13, 2017

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

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

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 13, 2018

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  • 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

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  • Ann Elizabeth Harper – 157
  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • Judith Ann Lunt – 1644
  • Rose Etta Morgan – 1720
  • Elsa Nelson – 59
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  • Henry Olpin – 554
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  • 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

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  • Sarah Wright – 720
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Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Hugh Thompson – 729
Hugh 729 – Mary Ann 399 – John Thompson 197 – Hugh Thompson 85 – David William 30 – Grace Harriet 10 – Lillian Lorraine 3 – Kellie Jeanette 1

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Changed Catherine Brandenburg – 703 to Catherine Brandenburg – 820
Changed John Lunt – 720 to John Lunt – 864

How Are Your Related To Me?; February 11, 2019

Added Paternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: Anders Pehrson (Palm) – 309
Added information for Karma Palmgreen Anderson on her line

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This Day In Our Family History; April 1, 2017

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  • John Rowley – 719
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Philenda Amanda Sperry – 119
  • Sarah Wright – 720
  • Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 1, 2018

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  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 1, 2018

Changed birth information for Kellie Jeanette Lunt to Happy Birthday

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  • John Rowley – 719
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Philenda Amanda Sperry – 119
  • Sarah Wright – 720
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  • Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Happy Birthday

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 2, 2017

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  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 2, 2018

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  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 2, 2018

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  • Ollie Lavern Smith – 29
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Emma Della Sperry – 54
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Green Timber, Fremont, Idaho, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 3, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Ruth Sperry – 57
  • Anretta Webb – 139
  • Caroline Webb – 47

This Day In Our Family History; April 3, 2017

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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 3, 2018

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  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; April 3, 2018

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  • John Lunt – 242
  • Moses Sperry – 508
  • William Weaver – 457
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 4, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 4, 2017

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Effie Druscilla Nelson – 66
  • Elsa Nelson – 59
  • Jens Rosenquist Nelson – 58
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 124
  • Miles Harrison Sperry – 122
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 4, 2018

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  • Journal
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 4, 2018

Changed birth information for Deon Eugene Judkins and Jennifer Rowley to Happy Birthday

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Effie Druscilla Nelson – 66
  • Elsa Nelson – 59
  • Jens Rosenquist Nelson – 58
  • Douglas Alcorn Rowley – 33
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 124
  • Miles Harrison Sperry – 122
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Happy Birthday

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  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 5, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 5, 2017

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  • Shadrack Lunt – 104
  • Ann Pitt – 112
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Vine Bluff Cemetery; Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 5, 2018

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133

This Day In Our Family History; April 5, 2018

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  • Ann Pitt – 112
  • Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 6, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; April 6, 2017

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  • Camarillo, Ventura, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 6, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47

This Day In Our Family History; April 6, 2018

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  • Joseph Phipps – 597
  • Deriot Eugene Smith – 80
  • Sutton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Camarillo, Ventura, California, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 7, 2017

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121
  • Emma Elizabeth Sperry – 133

This Day In Our Family History; April 7, 2017

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Deleted Birth information for Caroline Webb, it should be April 8th

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  • John Hammons – 445
  • Mary Catherine Hammons – 218
  • Elizabeth Ann McGuire – 446
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Beattyville, Lee, Kentucky, United States
  • Kelton, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 7, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47

This Day In Our Family History; April 7, 2018

Added Tag: *May be edited for correct info if needed. Notifications will be posted if corrections are made

Deleted Baptism and Confirmation information for Kellie Jeanette Lunt

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  • Mary Catherine Hammons – 218
  • Elizabeth Ann McGuire – 446
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Beattyville, Lee, Kentucky, United States
  • Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States

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  • Confirmed

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 8, 2017

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  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121

This Day In Our Family History; April 8, 2017

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Changed wording from “Mary Ann Watkins was married” to “Mary Ann Watkins was born”

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  • Sambrook, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Born On This Day

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  • Married

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; April 8, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; April 8, 2018

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Miles Harrison Sperry – 122
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • David Webb – 129
  • Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
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  • Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

Updates

Ola Håkansson changed to Ola Håkansson – 307
Mrs. Ola Håkansson changed to Mrs. Ola Håkansson – 308
Moses Sperry – 501 changed to Moses Sperry – 500
Samuel Olpin – 198 changed to Samuel Olpin – 298

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 3, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Monday

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 3, 2017

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  • David William Rowley – 30
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 3, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Wednesday

This Day In Our Family History; February 3, 2018

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

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.”

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

RALPH NEPHI ROWLEY

A short concise history taken from several different histories that we now have access to. We are writing this history, hoping there will be some with more information that they will make available to us.

Ralph Rowley was born in Hanley, North Staffordshire, England, 1 April, 1834. His father, John Rowley was a potter by trade as were many of his ancestors and other relatives.

Hanley was at that time, and perhaps still is a pottery center—most of the people who lived there were potters. His father taught him all the skills and secrets peculiar to his trade that had been handed down from father to son for generations. He also taught him a great store of knowledge of clays and rock formations and their different uses and where they might be found. He was skilled in the building of kilns for all different uses. Of all minerals and other geological data they were well learned. There were formulas and processes to be learned, for the Rowley’s were well skilled in their trade.

Ralph’s mother, Sarah Wright, was also born in Hanley, in 1793 (it was erroneously 1785 in the last paper) as were her parents and people as far back as we have been able to trace, so we may assume that they were potters by trade too.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sent missionaries to England in the 1837. But it was not until 1839, that the John Rowley and Sarah Wright family were visited by Mormon Elders. Mormonism made a powerful appeal to them. It offered the warmth of revivalism with a much more coherent intellectual content. It offered the authority of sacred books, supplemented by continuous revelation through a living prophet. It offered the priesthood to all male believers, and it denounced the corruptions of existing denominations. The Rowley’s gladly accepted the truths taught by these men and in 1839 many of them were baptized.

So enthused and sincere in his belief was Ralph that he was ordained an Elder and went out to preach and teach these wonderful Eternal principles.

It was at this time that Ralph adopted the name of NEPHI and added it with hope and inspiration to his name of Ralph. How he admired Nephi and wished to be like him so he read of him over and over again in the Book of Mormon. The name enthused him and spurred him on to greater things as he tried with all his heart to emulate this great man of God.

He indeed became a “NEPHI” to his people and to all who came in contact with him throughout his life. For he sacrificed earthly pleasures and went out to preach this Gospel of kindness and love that Nephi had helped to teach and like Nephi, he led his people across the great waters to a new land where they prospered and helped to build up this land of promise. Like Nephi, he never tired of teaching the Gospel and his faith never faltered. At all times he remained steadfast to its teaching’s and lived at all times an exemplary life.

Ralph Nephi Rowley was set apart to go to Glasgow, Scotland. He obtained a job in a pottery shop and after work he would preach on the streets with the other Elders and together with his missionary companion, they would visit the homes in the districts assigned to them.

It was here in this place, Glasgow, Lanark Co., Scotland, that Heavenly Father had prepared a family the heavenly message he was carrying. For they knew of the coming of such messengers long in advance of their appearance.

This was the Hugh Thompson and Mary Ann O’Brian family. This family was a family of distinction and rank. The father was a detective working out of Scotland Yard. They were of the nobility class if Dukes and Lords. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary Ann. These sisters were both in very poor health with pneumatics.

One morning Elizabeth informed them that she had dreamed a dream in which she had been informed that they were soon to be visited by two men who were to bring them the everlasting Gospel of the Savior. She had been told that they were to admit these men into their home and to believe all that they would teach them, for they would tell them of the only true church.

Sometime after this they were visited by two Mormon Elders, as they knocked on the door and explained what they were and the message they had to deliver, they were about to be turned away when Elizabeth called out from her sick room that they were the men of her dream. She had recognized their voices. These were the voices of the men she had seen and heard in her dream, she declared that the message they had to deliver was true and to let them in and hear and believe.

These men were Ralph Nephi Rowley and his missionary companion. The family listened and believed. Time went on and they were ready for baptism. They were very concerned, for Mary Ann insisted on baptism and in her condition and considering the coldness of the weather they were afraid she could never survive the ordeal. She wore long red underwear, which was customary treatment for rheumatics. She took them off and begged to be baptized. Her wish was granted. Then she came back from the ceremony she folded her long red underwear and handed them to her mother, telling her that she would never need them again for she had been healed from her afflictions. She was indeed healed and she never again wore the underwear.

She and Ralph Nephi were married 30 October 1843, after they had fallen in love through this meeting.

The spirit of gathering to Zion came upon them and they planned and schemed to join the Saints. Like many of the Saints they tried to save to have money to immigrate with, only to have to use it to live. Four children were born to them in Glasgow, Scotland. They lost their little girl, their first child, Mary Ann while she was a baby. A painful depression existed at this time in all of Europe. The poorer classes were in very bad straights and Ralph Nephi and Mary Ann felt its grip and longed to go to a land where they were told they could be free from the hardship and frustration of this old world to a new one where they could be builders and help to build up a new Zion.

At last Brigham Young sent Isaac C. Haight and others to the British Isles with instructions to gather out the Saints with special skills and crafts and assist them with their passage money for they were badly needed to help build up the towns and settlements and provide the Saints with necessities.

So it was that Ralph Nephi Rowley was called to Utah by Brigham Young to come and ply his trade and make dishes that were so badly needed in all the settlements. Also he had a special knowledge of kilns and the building of them. They were needed in this new land. Not only did they need kilns for making of dishes but for charcoal to be used in the making of iron and other industries.

With singing hearts they prepared for their TRIP. A trip that was to take them just a week short of eight months, from when they left England until they arrived in Salt Lake City, this does not allow for the time it took them to go from Scotland to Liverpool and from Salt Lake City to Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah, where they were called to go.

They sailed with their three sons, John Thompson, who was five years old, Hugh Thompson who was three and baby Ephraim George, just four months. Ralph Nephi was twenty seven and his wife, Mary Ann, twenty six.

They sailed from Liverpool, England, Jan. 10, 1852. There were 333 Saints on board under the direction of John S. Higbee, who had labored on a mission to England from October 1849 to just before their time of sailing. They arrived in New Orleans, March 11, 1852.

Among the Saints who sailed with them, there were many craftsmen. They were going to Zion, their hearts filled to overflowing with the joy the Gospel brings and in addition they were leaving a land of poverty and unemployment with hopes of being a real help to their fellow Saints. To a land where they could thrive and own houses and land as well as where they could live the Gospel without persecution.

On board ship the Saints were isolated from the rest of the passengers and did very little association with them. Their days were planned by wise leaders and there was a time for study and religious meetings as well as instruction in the things they would need to know when they crossed the plains. In general, the Saints were fed and cared for better than the rest of the passengers, some of them enjoying a better fare than they had ever had before in their lives.

They had emigrated in their native Scotland costume and as they disembarked from the ship and as they waited to board the other boat many remarks were made by the bystanders, of the beautiful child John and of what a striking picture he made with his long blond ringlets and dresses as he was in kilts.

There was a long delay until they could secure more wagons. The outfitting station was Kanesville, Iowa. They left Council Bluffs, Iowa 1 June 1852, in the Abraham O. Smoot Company, with Christopher Layton as assistant Captain. There were 250 people in this company with thirty one wagons. This was the first company to cross the plains under the direction of The Perpetual Emigration Fund. The company was well organized with men assigned to all the different tasks; Joseph Davis Matthews was one of the hunters chosen to furnish the Saints with fresh meat.

The company was met by the First Presidency with William Pitt’s band and many other leading citizens. This company brought the remains of Lorenzo D. Barnes and William Burton, who died while on missions to Great Britain.

This history to be continued later;

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

HISTORY OF RALPH NEPHI ROWLEY, WRITTEN BY HIS SON, GEORGE ARTHUR ROWLEY

My father, Ralph Nephi Rowley, was born April 1, 1824, at Hanley, North Staffordshire, England. My mother Mary Ann Thompson Rowley was born on July 14, 1925 at Glasgow, Scotland.

Father Ralph Nephi and mother Mary Ann were married at Glasgow, Scotland. Father Ralph Nephi died June 7, 1901, at Fillmore, Millard County, Utah.

Ralph Nephi Rowley’s father was John Rowley who was also born in Hanley, North Staffordshire, England. He married Sarah Wright, my grandmother Rowley, who was my father’s mother. Grandfather John Rowley died at the age of 45 at Hanley, North Staffordshire, England.

Ralph Rowley was born in 1766 at Hanley, North Staffordshire, England. He was my great grandfather, my father’s grandfather.

My grandmother, Sarah Wright Rowley, was born at Handley, about the year 1785. She came to Utah with others of her family and remained about ten years and then she left the church and went back to England. I, George Arthur Rowley, the writer of these records, can remember my Grandmother Rowley well at Fillmore.

George Wright was my Grandmother Rowley’s father and my great grandfather. George Wright was born at Hanley, North Staffordshire, England about the year 1765.

North Staffordshire, England for a long time had been, and I suppose still is, a big pottery center and a large portion of my ancestors were potters by trade or by professional occupation.

My father Ralph Nephi had a pottery in Fillmore, Utah. In the early days father discovered the sulphur beds at South Millard County, near Cove Fort. He hauled and sold sulphur to Brigham Young, on one occasion Brigham Young paid him a yoke of oxen for a load of sulphur.

Ralph Nephi Rowley and Mary Ann Thompson Rowley, his wife and three children called from Victoria Dock, England on February 11, 1852 on the ship “Ellen Maria” with Captain Whitmore in command. They were on the Atlantic Ocean seven weeks and three days. They landed at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America and were transferred to a small river steamer sailing in the Mississippi River between New Orleans and St. Louis, took one week after a stop of two days at that city, they took another steamer, the “St. Ange”, for Kansas City, where arrived three days later. After a brief delay, owing to the lack of wagons, they started on their westward journey for Utah.

They joined and made the journey with the first company of the Perpetual Emigration Fund Company which started across the plains June 1, 1852 under the command of A. O. Smoot, Captain and Chris Layton, Assistant Captain. They arrived in Salt Lake City on September 4, 1852 having been six months and three weeks on the journey.

They had plenty of Indian trouble. Father (Ralph Nephi) and brother John Thompson Rowley both fought Indians in one particular raiding party. These Indians came to Pahvant Valley with full intentions of massacring all the whites in Millard County. They landed at Corn Creek which was sometimes called Petersburg on account of Peter Robinson being so well known there. My folks then lived in Meadow. The Indians came in from the western part of Millard. That large company of Indians was met by the little tribe of Kanosh Indians but not in battle form but only as peacemakers and after a consultation which lasted about twelve hours, Kanosh won the Snake Indians went back to their home in Nevada.

Father, Ralph Nephi Rowley, prospected for clay to make earthenware and found many deposits which some day may prove very valuable. He found the pummy stone deposits and also volcanic glass which is the mother of pummy. He also found feldspar in goodly quantities. Pummy stone deposits were near the Twin Peaks and bordering on the Beaver River, north and east of the Black Rock Springs, which are in the South Millard County on the Union Pacific Railroad.

Back in the 1870’s a real man-killer by the name of James Hedges, held Black Rock as a range and lived there for some years.

My mother’s father was Hugh Thompson, born at Glasgow, Scotland and became a Scotland Yard Detective. During his early years he developed a love for a particular type of work, that of crime detection and remained with it even in his old age. He was baptized a Mormon in about 1842. Later he came to Utah.

My father Ralph Nephi and three friends in the building profession, following are their names:
Jackson Clothier, a good old drunk
Tarbuck, likewise a good old drunk
But neither of these two would ever get drunk on the job.

There was also Nicholas Paul (John Thompson Rowley’s father-in-law), who was a fine rock and bricklayer. For a period of twenty years theses four men built almost every house in Millard County, except on Deseret and Scipio and father Rowley and my Grandfather Thompson worked on the construction of the State House at Fillmore, the first Capital of Utah. He also worked on the Saint George Temple and on Cove Fort.

Father, Ralph Nephi, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was set apart to go to Glasgow, Scotland. There he obtained a job in a pottery. After work he would preach on the streets with the other Elders. It was while engaged in this preaching, after his regular working hours that he met my mother and her parents. Later my Grandmother Thompson died. Grandfather Thompson came to Utah sometime after this; he died at Meadow in 1865 at the age of 85 years. He was buried in the cemetery at Fillmore, Utah.

Father Ralph Nephi was a builder with stone and brick. Being a builder of more than average ability, he built many houses in Millard County.

Brother, John Thompson Rowley and father Ralph Nephi Rowley constructed fifteen charcoal kilns north of Frisco, which is in Beaver County. The Horn Silver Mining and Smelting Company of Frisco bought the charcoal for many years, from father and my brother John Thompson.

An incident occurred while crossing the plains which I will relate here. A Mrs. Brock was lost and never found – she may have perished or the Indians may have captured her. Her fate was never learned.

My Grandmother Thompson’s maiden name was Mary Ann O’Brian. She was born at Glasgow, Scotland. She married Alexander Dunbar. They had a son whom they named Alexander Dunbar Jr. He was called to war, her husband, and had to leave his wife and child. Dunbar was killed in a Naval engagement which went into English history as the battle of Trafalgar in the war with France. Mrs. Dunbar became a widow and thereby received a pension.

I will here relate the story of the day Grandfather and Grandmother were married. Her pension was due and she received it but was notified by the government to return the pension money which she did.

I have heard the story told by my mother (Mary Ann Thompson). Hugh Thompson met Mrs. Mary Ann O’Brian Dunbar as a widow and married her taking Alexander, her son, as a stepson.

Alexander Dunbar was of course my mother’s half-brother. He grew into manhood and at about twenty years of age he died of a severe fever.

Grandfather and Grandmother Thompson had two daughters, the oldest named Elizabeth died and the youngest was named Mary Ann Thompson, my mother.

Elizabeth, my mother’s sister died sometime after Alexander Dunbar Jr. Her death happened about the year 1841 or 1842.