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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 7, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 7, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 7, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 7, 2018

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

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 8, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 8, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 8, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 8, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 9, 2017

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

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 9, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 9, 2018

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

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 10, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 10, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 10, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 10, 2018

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

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 11, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 11, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 11, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 11, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 12, 2017

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

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; Mary 12, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 12, 2018

Changed Charles Benjamin Sperry to Charles Benjamin Harper
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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 12, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 13, 2017

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

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 13, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 13, 2018

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  • James Sperry – 503
  • Lillian May Sperry – 55
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Changed Alexander Corbett – 1606 to Alexander Corbett – 103
Changed Iain Alexander Malcolm Ash Corbett – 1608 to Iain Alexander Malcolm Ash Corbett – 105
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 1, 2017

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; May 1, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 1, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 1, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 2, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 2, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 2, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History: May 2, 2018

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  • Elizabeth Martha Harper – 158
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  • Caroline Wright – 110
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 3, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 3, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 3, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 4, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 4, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 4, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 5, 2017

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 5, 2018

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This Day In Our Family History; May 5, 2018

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; May 6, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 6, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; May 6, 2018

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  • Thomas Olpin – 557
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How Are You Related To Me?

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

Maternal Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Mary Ann O’Brian – 730
Mary Ann 730 – 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-Great-Great-Aunt: Elizabeth Thompson – 731
Elizabeth 731 + Hugh 729 – 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-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

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History: David William Rowley

March 1979

As David occasionally says, “The Old Arab has moved again!” we are now living in Mountain Home, Elmore, Idaho. We are both well, but sometimes feeling our ages of 75 and 70! We are still trying to please our Heavenly Father.

Grandpa (Dave) is having trouble to remember the scriptures he loves so much, after he has studied them diligently. Grandma (Stella) tries to comfort him. She tells him that even if he doesn’t remember the exact thought, the spiritual food is received by his soul and it is enlarged when he ponders and mediated and gets closer to the Lord as he studies and that someday he will remember them again.

Grandpa likes something he first heard Grandma say back in 1972 – “If you persist in doing your duty after a while your duty becomes your pleasure.” Now, on 20 March 1979, she has added a sequel – “If you persist in NOT doing your duty, after a while you will have no real pleasure in anything you do.”

In late years we have seen a graphic example or two of this. We have also seen several examples of those who persist in doing their duty and their lives have been filled and their spirits enlarged and their pleasure has become joy! This is filling the measure of their creation, for the Lord has said… “Man is that he might have joy!” (Estella Tidwell Rowley)

I now have thirty-four grandchildren, (Estella has 21). I have seven grandchildren married, Estella has one married. I have fourteen great grandchildren, Estella has two. I would like to live to see all of them grown, see them go on missions, marry in the temple and have righteous families of their own. My goodness, I would really have a posterity then! Even if I don’t live to see it, I feel that I will know about it.

I would like to leave a Father’s Blessing with each and every one of you, my descendants.

Lovingly dedicated to my descendants – in the hope that some small part of my life experiences might be of interest, and possibly cause you, my loved ones, to live your lives with more courage and with more faith and trust in the Lord, I also hope that this history may help you to gain a deeper love for your fellowmen. My hope is that you will always seek first the Kingdom of God, that you pray earnestly and often enough that you get to know Him, so that you will be able to recognize His will and the things He has in mind for you. Keep all of His commandments and endure to the end, then, if I have lived sufficiently obedient and valiant, we have a happy reunion as a big and loving family. That we may be allowed to reside in His presence is my fervent wish. What a glorious day that will be!

I was called “Willie” when I was small, Bill when I grew older (still Bill to my brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews) and finally David or Dave in my later life. I first opened my eyes upon the scenes of this world in the lovely time of Thanksgiving in the little town of Shelley, Idaho. The day was 24 November, in the year 1903.

I am humbly proud of my heritage as all of us who descend from the early Mormon Pioneers can justly be. My great-grandparents (Ralph Nephi Rowley, Mary Ann Thompson, Nicholas Paul, Harriet May, David William Davis, Charlotte Nott Jeremy, Rueben Coles and Hannah Terrell) and my grandparents (John Thompson Rowley, Jane Paul, David Peter Davis and Caroline Ann Coles) on both my father’s (Hugh Thompson Rowley) and mother’s (Grace Davis) side joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, after which they immigrated to America from different parts of the British Commonwealth.

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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Mrs. Ola Håkansson changed to Mrs. Ola Håkansson – 308
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 3, 2017

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  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Aurora, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 4, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 4, 2017

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  • George Arthur Rowley – 407
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
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  • Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • California, United States
  • Iowa, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 4, 2018

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This Day in Our Family History; February 4, 2018

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  • Elizabeth Harper – 317
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire. England, United Kingdom

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; February 4, 2018

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  • James Rowley – 609
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • 1874

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 5, 2017

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This Day In Our Family History; February 5, 2017

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  • San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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  • Sarah Wright – 603

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 5, 2018

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  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
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This Day In Our Family History; February 5, 2018

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  • 1963

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  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Meshach Pitt – 111
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Happy Anniversary
  • Hugh Alcorn Rowley – 37
  • North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

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  • Ephraim George Rowley – 402
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 401
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Mary Ann Rowley – 400
  • Moroni Thompson Rowley – 406
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 404
  • Hugh Thompson – 612
  • Mary Ann Thompson – 399
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Nevada, United States
  • Millard County, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Camp Floyd, Utah, Utah, United States
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  • February 10
  • February 17
  • January 15
  • July 24
  • October
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  • 1858
  • 1859
  • 1860
  • 1861
  • 1862
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  • John Rowley – 602
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  • Sarah Wright – 603

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 6, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 120
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This Day In Our Family History; February 6, 2018

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  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 7, 2017

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  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
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  • Nicholas Paul – 408
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  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Ralph Rowley – 816
  • Elizabeth Thompson – 614
  • Hugh Thompson – 612
  • Mary Ann Thompson – 399
  • George Wright – 823
  • Sarah Wright – 603
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  • England, United Kingdom
  • Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Nevada, United States
  • Utah, United States
  • Frisco, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Millard County, Utah, United States
  • Cove Fort, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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  • June 7
  • September 4
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  • 1766
  • 1785
  • 1824
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  • 1842
  • 1852
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  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121

This Day In Our Family History; February 7, 2018

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  • Utah, United States
  • Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

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  • John Rowley – 602
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 8, 2017

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  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 120
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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
  • Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, United States
  • Dragerton, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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  • July 27
  • Jun 20
  • November 5
  • 1956

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; February 8, 2018

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  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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This Day In Our Family History; February 8, 2018

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

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  • Sarah Wright – 603
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  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

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  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Moses Sperry – 500
  • Alford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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  • David Arthur Sperry – 49
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
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This Day In Our Family History; February 9, 2018

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  • Abraham Brand – 320
  • Elijah Phipps Brand – 327
  • Sarah McLeod – 501
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Ann Phipps – 321
  • Meshach Pitt – 111
  • Joy Sperry – 274
  • Moses Sperry – 500
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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Alford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Highland, Utah, Utah, United States

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  • James Rowley – 610
  • John Rowley – 602
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Moroni Thompson Rowley – 406
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Walter Thompson Rowley – 403
  • Sarah Wright – 603
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  • Lakewood 11, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Sunnymead, Riverside, California, United States
  • Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States
  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

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  • Pasadena, Harris, Texas, United States
  • Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
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  • July 6
  • 1956
  • 1957

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This Day In Our Family History; February 10, 2018

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  • James Robert Gibbons – 164
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
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  • Proctor, Lee, Kentucky, United States
  • Pasadena, Harris, Texas, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Sarah Wright – 603
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  • Selma, Fresno, California, United States
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  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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  • February 3
  • February 5
  • January 10
  • January 27
  • October 13
  • 1957

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

HISTORY OF JAMES ROWLEY:

James Rowley was born in Hanley, North Staffordshire, England in June 1831 or 1832. (Ralph Nephi Rowley, in his “Tample Record” book, records the date as 1831, but the date that is recorded for his birth is June 1832, in the records of the Endowment House, when he was sealed to Hannah Barrows on 16 January 1887. I have not been able to find a record that gives the day in June that he was born.) He was the seventh child to be born to John Rowley and Sarah Wright. He had three older sisters, Maria, Sarah and Mary and three older brothers, John, Ralph and George. He had a younger sister Abigail and a younger brother, Joseph, making him a child of a family of nine children. These children all grew to adulthood, many of them to be very old.

John Rowley, his father, was a potter by trade, as were many of his ancestors before him. North Staffordshire, England, was a great potter center. Most of the people who lived there at that time were of the working class, and made their living in the different phases of pottery making. There were many secrets and skills or the trade that were passed on from father to son. It is said that John Rowley, the father, was very skilled at this art and made the finest and most delicate of pieces.

At a very early age the children began working in the pottery shops, learning to be industrious and independent, a trait of character that has been shared by all the Rowley’s.

In 1838 or 39, when James was about eight years old, “Mormon” Elders visited their home and James listened with interest as his parents questioned the Elders and learned of the glorious truths these men had to teach. The Elders became frequent visitors in their home and were regarded as Heavenly Messengers, carrying a message that was to change the entire course of their lives for Eternities to come! A message that was the beginning of circumstances that were to take most of this large family across the ocean and to Zion and a life so different and apart from the life they and their ancestors, who had lived for centuries in North Staffordshire, England.

A Book of Mormon was obtained and read and reread by all the member of the family. The wonderful truths contained were rehearsed and discussed. They learned to love the righteous characters spoken of in the book. Many of the family were given the great blessing of a sure knowledge that this was a true book and that the message these men carried was of God. They marveled and rejoices in their hearts because of these things. Many of the Rowley family were baptized in 1839.

James’ older brother Ralph showed such enthusiasm and faith, that he was called and set apart by George Q. Cannon to go and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Scotland. How proud James was of his brother Ralph. It was at this time that Ralph added the name of Nephi to his own, hoping to become like Nephi of the Book of Mormon. How James wished that he could go along with Ralph Nephi and be a Missionary too. But a child of nine years was hardly old enough to be set apart and officially called to preach the Gospel. He had a string testimony and a sure knowledge of the truths of the Gospel. He could teach his friends though, and I am sure he did this and likely suffered many hurts because of his staunch convictions, for the people who joined the “Mormon” Church at that time were treated as outcaste and many times were mistreated and abused.

James’ father died in 1843, leaving his mother with many dependent children to care for. Some of the older children had married. His brother Ralph Nephi had married a girl (Mary Ann Thompson) from Scotland, whom he had met while working in the mission field there.

The Rowley children had all worked in the potteries at a very early age. James had already learned many secrets of the trade. They now worked together to support themselves. There was a depression in England at this time, and living conditions were hard for everyone. Times were hard at the very best. James missed his father’s love and companionship and the comfort that he had given them in earning as good a living for them as anyone about them.

We can find no record of James from this time until he had a baby daughter, Zuriah Rowley, born to him in Fenton, Staffordshire, England on 15 August 1885. Zuriah’s mother’s name was Mary Sherlock. We have not been able to find out anything about Mary, except that she later married a man by the name of Bailey and raised several children by him. We do not know why James did not continue to live with Mary Sherlock. Many guesses might be made. Perhaps she did not join the Church, or perhaps she did not want to leave England when James migrated to Zion in 1856. All we know is that there was a separation. Mary never left England and James never returned there.

We believe that James crossed the plains in the William Hodgett’s wagon Train Company, but we can furnish no proof of this yet. We cannot determine the name of the ship or the time of its sailing, on which he crossed the ocean. We are not sure of the time of his arrival in Fillmore, Millard, Utah. George Rowley, a son of James Rowley and Mary Day could remember being told that his father pushed a hand cart from Salt Lake City to Fillmore, but he could not remember being told of anymore of these details.

We do not know anything of his marriage to Hannah Barrows. We do not know anything of Hannah Barrows, or of their life together. These are things we must know in order to write the next chapters of this history. Will you descendants of Hannah Barrows please contact me with any information that you might have about this time in their lives and of their life together! I know somewhere there is someone there is someone with many wonderful memories of these deserving and good people. Please help us honor them by recording these things for your descendants so they might know of them and love them.

Write to me or contact me at the reunion in Fillmore. My address is:

Mrs. Luella J. Downard
352 East 2nd South
Price, Utah