John Wright and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JOHN THOMPSON ROWLEY & MARY JANE SMITH
Reporter, David S. Rowley Jr. and wife, Selma

A Farewell Testimonial in honor of Rodger Park Rowley prior to his departure for the North Mexican Mission was held Sunday, October 12, 1958, at Spring Glen, Utah. Roger is the son of George A. and Pearl Snow Rowley and a grandson of John Thompson Rowley. Roger graduated from Carbon College last spring. I have a very special respect and admiration for Roger. Always there is a cheery smile and wave of acknowledgment whenever and wherever you meet him. He writes home that things are primitive where he is located. Cool oil lamps are used for light and when going into the homes one is given blankets in which to wrap up for warmth. In all these inconvenient and unfamiliar settings, there has not been one word of complaint or dissatisfaction from him. His only concern is for the health of his dear Mother.

Arthur Jones, a grandson of John Thompson Rowley was operated in for an eye cataract on January 6, 1959. Dr. Palmer says the operation was a success and Arthur is fine.

Louis Lockwood, husband of Vera Jones, granddaughter of John T. Rowley, is in Long Beach California taking special training for a month. He is employed at Hill Field, Ogden.

On June 26, 1958 Don and Carry Rowley got their second child, a girl, born in Japan where Don is a test pilot in the Air Corps. Carry reports that she is able to hire a maid in Japan to help her with the two little girls, Kimberly and Konstance, for $15.00 per month. They plan to remain in Japan for the next 3 ½ years. Don is the son of Franklin I. Rowley and a grandson of John R. Rowley.

A letter from Aunt Florence, widow of Franklin I. Rowley, who lives in Bell Gardens, California states that her daughter, Leone, has a little girl who is 6 months old December 26, weighs 19 pounds and has two teeth. The baby’s name is Machell. At Thanksgiving, Aunt Florence had six of her children and their families with her. Ora and her husband, Red Frazier, Joan and her husband (don’t know the name), Leone and her husband (don’t know the name) and baby, Irvin, Stanley and Jane. Also her sister, Dolores Mecham of Las Vegas, was a dinner guest. She writes she could not get into the Christmas spirit because it seems like the 4th of July down there with roses and poinsettias blooming. She is work director of the Relief Society and that keeps her busy.

Sarah Rowley, widow of David S. Rowley, left December 3, for Vallejo, California to be with her daughter, Mrs. Jeanne O’Neal who had a baby girl named Sara Michelle, on Dec 28, 1958.

The family of David S. Rowley, Jr. were home for the holidays. They included: Wayne and Annette and son, David Scott, from Logan; Dee and Gayle Wareham and daughter, Linda, from Canoga Park, California; Jack and Barbara Rowley and son Jeffery from Victorville, California; and Miki Adele who is still at home. It was the first time in two years they were all home together.

We have a few news items from Alfred D. Peterson and Irene Jones family.

Jacqueline (wife of Vernon Alfred Peterson, whom he married in Ireland 3 April 1957, they had a baby boy, Samuel David Peterson 10 January 1858) got so homesick she just had to go home for a visit. Ruth Ann (The Alfred Peterson’s youngest daughter) went with her — so Alfred and I are back where we were 29 years ago — just the two of us. It is odd not to have the house full and a bit lonely. Ruth Ann written that she is having a grand time.

Gordon’s wife, Ruth, has a baby girl, born 4 December 1958 at 10:29 p.m. The baby’s name is Audrey Lynne. Gordon is in Germany and Ruth hopes to go to him in March or April.

We are trying to get hay planted. We have had no rain so I have had to irrigate. Alfred and I leveled about four acres that didn’t water good, last week. This week we will have to plant.

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John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

JAMES ROWLEY HISTORY, HANNAH BARROWS CHAPTER:
by Historian, Luella Jones Downard

Historical facts are so hard to find on the life of James Rowley that I am trying to secure a history of each of his four wives, hoping in this way to enrich the few facts that we will be able to find and perhaps add a few new facts and more detail in the history.

Last issue I gave a short history of his daughter, Zuriah Rowley Lyman, to take the place of a history of her mother and James Rowley’s first wife, Mary Shirlock. This filled in nicely the Mary Shirlock Chapter of his life.

Eva Hill a descendant of Hannah Barrows and her first husband, Isaac Nelson, has been a wonderful help to me. She has diligently sought and searched to secure most of the following information (She also gave us a picture of Hannah Barrows, a negative has been mane – anyone wishing a copy, please contact me and one can be obtained).

Hannah Barrows was born, 19 December 1826, in Bolton, Lainshire, England. Her father was Joseph Barrows, and her mother, Marie Besswich.

The next fact we have is that on 4 December 1857 a daughter, Ellen Nelson was born to her at Winter Quarters, (Indian Territory), Iowa. When Ellen Nelson received her Endowments, she gave her father’s name as Isaac Nelson and her mother’s as Hannah Barrows. This is all we know of Isaac Nelson, though a great deal of searching has been done.

In the current Sunday School Genealogical Lesson Book, by Archibald F. Bennett, chapter 41, “Searching in Scotland”, page 243, a partial genealogy is given of Peter Muir Fife. It states that he joined the Church in Scotland and emigrated to America, joining the Saints at Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1846 he joined the Mormon Battalion.

It is said that Hannah Barrows and Peter Muir Fife had known each other in England, however, we do not know when she migrated to be America or when she joined the Church, or what her circumstances were when her daughter Ellen Nelson was born. It appears that she did not raise Ellen, as Eva Hill reports that the Fife Family Genealogist knew nothing of Ellen’s birth.

We do not know the date of Hannah’s marriage to Peter Muir Fife, but she was sealed to him 10 October 1849. The first of their five children, Maria Fife was born 26 June 1849 in Salt Lake City.

Peter Muir Fife and Hanna Barrows were never happy in their marriage – the trouble seems to have originated from the great difference in their ages, he was twenty one years older. She left him at one time, taking all of their children but he overtook her and they all went back to him, later she left him again and returned to the home of her parents in Kanosh, Utah, leaving all of her children. These children were cared for by her oldest daughter, Maria, until their father married again.

Eva Hill states that her father remembers Hannah Barrows, His Grandmother and tells of how she used to visit then and that she always talked broken in an English dialect.

It is not known when Hannah Barrows married James Rowley. They were sealed 16 November 1867. Their first child, James Rowley Jr. was born 23 April 1861 in Deseret, Millard, Utah. Her last child by Peter Muir Fife was born 1 December 1858 at Hamilton’s Fort, Iron, Utah, Elizabeth Fife.

Hannah and James had the following children in addition to James Jr.; Abigail Rowley, born 22 May 1833 in Fillmore, Millard, Utah; Sarah Rowley, born 17 October 1865 in Fillmore, Millard, Utah; Joseph Rowley born 2 July 1868 in Fillmore, Millard, Utah.

She lived in Fillmore for forty years raised her family there and died there at the age of seventy-eight.

Her name is on the rolls of the Relief Society there.

If there are any more stories of her life in Fillmore, we would like very much to have them, surely someone knows of her life there. She must have taken some part in Church, community or social life. Please if any of you know even the slightest thing about her or her life at any time, let me know so that we can tell something of her long life and service to her loved ones.

This Day In Our Family History

1662

Mercy Mansfield was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1684

Juditha Lunt was born in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

1701

Jane Orpin was christened in Cambridge, Gloucesterhire, England, United Kingdom

1782

Rachel Phipps was christened in Mepal, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

1818

Miles Miller was born in Murray, Orleans, New York, United States to Josiah H. Miller and Amanda Morgan

1860

Jens Rosenquist Nelson was born in Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden to Nils Olson and Karma Palmgreen Anderson

1897

Ella Karn Nelson died

1970

Eva Ruth Lunt died

1982

Hester and Mary Orpin completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Jordan River Utah Temple, which if located in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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Angelina Monay Marie Johnson was born in Bobby Jean Smith

This Day In Our Family History

1675

Richard Lunt was born in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to Edward L. Lount and Tamizen Coes

1741

John Packer was buried

1768

William Wood was born in Stroud, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom to John Wood and Phebe Canton

1899

Frederick Earl Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Shadrach James Lunt and Sarah Florence McCune

1901

Sarah Sperry completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1917

Phebe Canton was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1918

Edward Rosenquist Nelson and Nita Idale Allred were married in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1930

John Samuel Harper died in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States

1943

Sarah Elizabeth Sperry was buried at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1953

Abraham Brand was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, Abraham Brand and Margaret Francis in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1979

Lillian Lunt died in Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States

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Grant Alcorn Rowley was born to David William Rowley and Lillian Alcorn

This Day In Our Family History

1675 – Richard Lunt was born in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to Edward L Lount and Tamizen Coes

1741 – John Packer was buried

1768 – William Wood was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to John Wood and Phebe Canton

1899 – Frederick Earl Lunt was born

1901 – Sarah Sperry completed her endowments for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1917 – Phebe Canton, Phebe Wood and Ann were all baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1918 – Edward Rosenquist Nelson and Nita Idale Allred were married

1918 – John Rosenquist Nelson and Nita Allred were married

1930 – John Samuel Harper died in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States

1943 – Sarah Elizabeth Sperry was buried in the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1953 – Abraham, Phebe, Samuel, Stephen and Enoch Brand were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Abraham Brand and Margaret Francis, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1979 – Lillian Lunt died in Ontario, Malheur, Oregon, United States

1982 – Ann Orpin completed her endowments for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Jordan River Utah Temple, which is located in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States