History: Caroline Webb

Grandfather Webb (David Webb) was a superintendent of textile factories in England. He was always dressed well. He wore a top hat and he carried a cane. Grandmother (Esther Olpin) was a seamstress. She was sewing for one of Grandfather’s relatives. She was sitting near a window one day when he happened to be passing by. He looked up and saw her. He decided that he must meet her and marry her someday, which he did. Her name was Esther Olpin. She was five years older than Grandfather.

They were married and had two children before they left England. The oldest child, a boy (Son boy) , died in England. Aunt Amelia (Amelia Emily Webb) was the girl. They came to America for the Gospel. They settled in the States before coming to Utah. They made their first home in Spanish Fork, Utah. They later moved to Nephi where they spent the rest of their lives.

After reaching America, Grandfather took another wife, Caroline Knowles. We called her “Auntie”. This was a real blow to Grandmother, although she was always kind to “Auntie”. Mother said that grandmother could never be anything but kind to everybody. That was her nature. She was too much that way to her own children and they took advantage of her. “Auntie” was more of a bossy nature; she could be mean or good to them, just as she felt.

Mother was the third child born to them. She was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on the 8th day of April 1851. “Auntie” also had a daughter born in Spanish Fork just six weeks before mother was born. She named her daughter “Sarahanna”. They were living in a dug-out at the time, Grandfather, Grandmother, “Auntie” and her tiny baby.

Grandfather moved with his family to Nephi to live. He became a farmer. He was a very versatile man; he made shoes for his family until they were grown. All of the cloth they had for dresses was made at home. The girls carded the rolls of wool and spun the yarn. Grandmother dyed the yarn and wove it into cloth and then made their dresses. They used sage brush to make yellow color and madder for red.

Grandmother made candles. She, also, made cheese which she stored in fruit jars. They dried fruits of various kinds. They raised sugar cane and made molasses which was then stores in barrels. Lye was made from ashes of certain wood; the lye was then combined with fats to make soap.

Before the fruit trees were old enough to bear fruit, they made preserves of watermelons and ground cherries. They had horses, cows, pigs and chickens.

When they first went to Nephi they lived on Main Street beside Cazier’s on the south, Graces’ on the north, then Sperry’s and then Foote’s were on the corner where the Foot Hotel was later located. While they lived on Main Street the Indians were bad and the people built a wall around the town with big gates. Outside the wall the people planted their gardens. Grandmother and Mother were out picking peas when they heard the report of a gun and a bullet whizzed by their heads; an Indian had taken a shot at them. They scrambled back inside the wall as fast as they could.

To be continued…

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History: Caroline Webb

CAROLINE WEBB
MOTHER’S MEMORIES OF THE PAST, WHEN 89 YEARS OLD
Written by a Daughter
Esther Farnsworth – in 1940

Alfred Oscar Lunt; Oscar (15) – Son-in-Law (Husband of Daughter Jeanette Sperry)
Amelia Emily Webb (132) – Sister
Caroline Knowles; Auntie – Father 2nd wife (in polygamy)
Caroline Webb (47) – Self
Charles Alonzo Sperry (48) – Son
Charles Henry Sperry (46) – Husband
Charles Sperry; Grandfather Sperry (117) – Father-in-Law
David Arthur Sperry; Art (49) – Son
David Webb; Grandfather Webb (129) – Father
Emily Esther Sperry; Esther (50) – Daughter
Emma Della Sperry; Della  (54) – Daughter
Esther Olpin (130) – Mother
Eva Pearl Sperry; Pearl (56) – Daughter
Gertrude Barton (1108) – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Son David)
Henry Melvin Sperry (52) – Son
Jeanette Sperry (16) – Daughter
Jeanevery Sperry (51) – Daughter
Karl Farnswoth (1112) – Son-in-Law (Husband of daughter Emily)
Lillian May Sperry (55) – Daughter
Mary Emily Sperry (121) – Sister-in-Law (Husband Charles Henry Sperry’s Sister)
Miles Harrison Sperry; Harry (122) – Brother-in-Law (Husband Charles Henry Sperry’s Brother)
Retta Sperry (53) – Daughter
Ruth Sperry (57) – Daughter
Sarah Edmunds – Sister-in-Law (Wife of Miles Harrison Sperry)
Sarah Elizabeth Sperry (120) – Sister-in-Law (Husband Charles Henry Sperry’s Sister)
Sarahanna Webb – Half-Sister (daughter of Father and 2nd wife)
Son Webb (131) – Brother
Wallace Joseph Vickers (1128) – Son-in-Law (Husband of daughter Ruth Sperry)

To be continued…

This Day In Our Family History

1617

Hannah Wheeler was christened

1846

Amelia Emily Webb was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to David Webb and Esther Olpin

1894

Mary Curnock and Elizabeth Olpin were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1903

Delyle Batchelor was born in Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah, United States to John Edward Batchelor and Olive Biddlecome

1916

Melba Lunt died when she was 3 days old in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1930

Priscilla Pitt died at the age of 83 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1933

Hannah Bennett completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1952

Betsey, George, Melinda and Minerva Sperry were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1979

Homer Kendall Lunt died in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

How Are Your Related To Me?

Paternal-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather: David Webb – 129
David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Grandmother: Esther Olpin – 130
Esther 130 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Son Webb – 131
Son 131 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Amelia Emily Webb – 132
Amelia Emily 132 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Grandmother: Caroline Webb – 47
Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
Emma Elizabeth 133 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Mary Ann Webb – 134
Mary Ann 134 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Anna Esther Webb – 135
Anna Esther 135 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Lucy Jane Webb – 136
Lucy Jane 136 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Uncle: Edmund Webb – 137
Edmund 137 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
Rhoda Ann 138 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Anretta Webb – 139
Anretta 139 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

Paternal Great-Great-Great-Aunt: Amety Webb – 140
Amety 140 + David 129 – Caroline 47 – Jeanette 16 – Earl Sperry 7 – Nelson Earl 2 – Kellie Jeanette 1

+: Parent
-: Child
=: Spouse

Updates

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 7, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Monday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121

This Day In Our Family History; December 7, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 70
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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

Added Category:

  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 8, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46

This Day In Our Family History; December 8, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Alfred Lunt – 40
  • Priscilla Pitt – 41
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Edward Lunt – 100
  • Harriet Wood – 101
  • Amelia Emily Webb – 132
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Ann Cole – 336
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Son Webb – 131
  • David Webb – 129
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Ralph Alcorn Rowley – 34
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Oakland 2, Alameda, California, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; December 9, 2016

Deleted italics

Added Categories:

  • This Day In Our Family History
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 9, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46

This Day In Our Family History; December 9, 2017

Added Categories:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Clifton Hyrum Harper – 75
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Eva Pearl Sperry – 56
  • Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Ronald Steven Smith – 14
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Verda May Rowley – 88
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States
  • Oakland 2, Alameda, California, United States
  • Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1865

Alfred Lunt, age 20, and Priscilla Pitt, age 19, completed their initiatory and endowment ordinances and then were married and sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Edward Lunt and Harriet Wood completed their endowed ordinances and then were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Chris of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Amelia Emily Webb completed her endowment ordinance and then was married and sealed for time and eternity to Enoch Bowles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1874

Ann Cole died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1904

Theodore Crawforth Carter was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Thomas Goble Carter and Martha Moore Crawforth, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Manti Utah Temple, which is located at 200 East 510 North in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1911

Walter Illith Rowley was born in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States to Hugh Thompson Rowley and Grace Davis

1933

Son, Amelia Emily, Mary Ann, Anna Amanda Esther and Edmund Webb were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, David Webb and Esther Olpin, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1992

Thomas Emanual Bellston died

2008

Bessie B. Archambeau was sealed for time and eternity to her parents, Elmer David Archambeau and Mabel Esther Neubauer, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint’s Vernal Utah Temple, which is located at 170 South 400 West in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States

2015

Ralph Alcorn Rowley died at the age of 82 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

Updates

  • Elizabeth Lunt – 102 changed to Elizabeth Lunt – 103
  • Shedrick Lunt – 103 changed to Shedrick Lunt – 104
  • Nephi Lunt – 104 changed to Nephi Lunt – 105
  • Moroni Lunt – 105 changed to Moroni Lunt – 106
  • Sarah Ann Lunt – 106 changed to Sarah Ann Lunt – 107
  • James Edward Lunt – 107 changed to James Edward Lunt – 108
  • Meshach Pitt – 110 changed to Meshach Pitt – 111
  • Ann Pitt – 111 changed to Ann Pitt – 112
  • Noah Pitt – 112 changed to Noah Pitt – 113
  • Hannah Pitt – 113 changed to Hannah Pitt – 114
  • Caroline Kate Pitt – 114 changed to Caroline Kate Pitt – 115
  • John Pitt – 115 changed to John Pitt – 116
  • Philenda Amanda Sperry – 118 changed to Philenda Amanda Sperry – 119
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 119 changed to Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 120
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 120 changed to Mary Emily Sperry – 121
  • Miles Harrison Sperry – 121 changed to Miles Harrison Sperry – 122
  • Clarissa Lorretta Sperry – 122 changed to Clarissa Lorretta Sperry – 123
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 123 changed to Marion Olive Sperry – 124
  • William Josiah Sperry – 124 changed to William Josiah Sperry – 125
  • Susan Jannett Sperry – 125 changed to Susan Jannett Sperry – 126
  • John Alphies Sperry – 126 changed to John Alphies Sperry – 127
  • Vilate Sperry – 127 changed to Vilate Sperry – 128
  • Amelia Emily Webb – 130 changed to Amelia Emily Webb – 132
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 131 changed to Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Lucy Jane Webb – 132 changed to Lucy Jane Webb – 136
  • Rhoda Ann Webb – 133 changed to Rhoda Ann Webb – 138
  • Anretta Webb – 134 changed to Anretta Webb – 139
  • Amety Webb – 135 changed to Amety Webb – 140
  • Nils Olsson – 137 changed to Nils (Neils) Olson – 141
  • Karma Andersdotter – 138 changed to Karma Palmgreen Anderson – 142
  • Ola Nelson – 138 changed to Ola Nelson – 143
  • Hanna Nelson – 139 changed to Hanna Nelson – 144
  • Anders Nelson – 140 changed to Anders Nelson – 145
  • Anna Nelson – 141 changed to Anna Nelson – 146
  • Nils Nilson – 143 changed to Niels Nelson – 147
  • Anna Andersdotter – 144 changed to Anna Anderson – 148
  • Nels Nelson – 144 changed to Nels Nelson – 149
  • Andrew Nelson – 145 changed to Andrew Nelson – 150
  • Hannah Nelson – 146 changed to Hannah Nelson – 151
  • Benjamin Harper – 149 changed to Benjamin Harper – 153
  • Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 150 changed to Elizabeth Phipps Brand – 154
  • Alfred (Samuel) Harper – 150 changed to Alfred (Samuel) Harper – 155
  • Alfred William Harper – 151 changed to Alfred William Harper – 156
  • Ann Elizabeth Harper – 152 changed to Ann Elizabeth Harper – 157
  • Elizabeth Martha Harper – 153 changed to Elizabeth Martha Harper – 158
  • Mary Elizabeth Harper – 154 changed to Mary Elizabeth Harper – 159
  • John Samuel Harper – 155 changed to John Samuel Harper – 160
  • John Gibbons – 157 changed to John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 158 changed to Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • John Francis Gibbons – 158 changed to John Francis Gibbons – 163
  • James Robert Gibbons – 159 changed to James Robert Gibbons – 164
  • Henry Gibbons – 160 changed to Henry Gibbons – 165
  • Sarah Gibbons – 161 changed to Sarah Gibbons – 166
  • Elizabeth Gibbons – 162 changed to Elizabeth Gibbons – 167
  • William Cooley Smith – 164 changed to William Cooley Smith – 168
  • Mary Virginia Collins – 165 changed to Mary Virginia Collins– 169

Fixed Spelling mistake: Shedick Jmes Lunt – 43 to Shedrick James Lunt – 43