Updates

Changed Aaron Sperry – 506 to Aaron Sperry – 505
Changed George Sperry – 505 to George Sperry – 506
Changed Melinda Sperry – 510 to Melinda Sperry – 509
Changed Minerva Sperry – 509 to Minerva Sperry – 510
Changed Henry Olpin (Orpin) – 552 to Henry Olpin (Orpin) – 554
Changed Elizabeth Packer – 553 to Elizabeth Packer – 555
Changed Mary Olpin – 560 to Mary Olpin – 556
Changed Thomas Olpin – 554 to Thomas Olpin – 557
Changed John Olpin – 555 to John Olpin – 558
Changed Daniel Olpin – 556 to Daniel Olpin – 559
Changed Ann Olpin – 557 to Ann Olpin – 560
Changed Sarah Olpin – 558 to Sarah Olpin – 561
Changed Betty/Elizabeth Olpin – 561 to Betty/Elizabeth Olpin – 562
Changed Hester Olpin – 559 to Hester Olpin – 563

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 1, 2017

Added Sunday

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 1, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • William Vernon Alcorn – 94
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 103
  • Shedrick Lunt – 104
  • Ann Pitt – 112
  • William Cooley Smith – 168
  • Harriet Ann Weaver – 92
  • Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States
  • Penrose, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 1, 2018

Added Monday

Added Categories:

  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 1, 2018

Added Categories:

  • This Day In Our Family History
  • Clark Alcorn – 91
  • William Vernon Alcorn – 94
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 103
  • Shedrick Lunt – 104
  • Miles Miller – 287
  • Ann Pitt – 112
  • William Cooley Smith – 168
  • Harriet Ann Weaver – 92
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States
  • Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States
  • Penrose, Box Elder, Utah, United States
  • Sealed to Spouse On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; March 1, 2018

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 602
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 398
  • Sarah Wright – 603

This Day In Our Family History; March 2, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Emerson Adis Rowley – 89
  • Fortuna, Humboldt, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 2, 2018

Added Tuesday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 2, 2018

Deleted marriage information for Robert Michael Owens and Cheryl Jeanette Smith

Added Categories:

  • This Day In Our Family History
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • Emerson Adis Rowley – 89
  • Ellen Wright – 268
  • John Wright – 264
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Fortuna, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Deleted Category:

  • Married On This Day

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; March 2, 2018

Added Category:

  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

This Day In Our Family History; March 3, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Catherine Brandenburg – 703
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Lorenzo Dow Doke – 196
  • Archibald Dillard McGuire – 702
  • Elizabeth Ann McGuire – 446
  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Proctor, Lee, Kentucky, United States
  • HC – Harlem Cemetery; Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Roy, Weber, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 3, 2018

Added Wednesday

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

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Emma Della Sperry – 54
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Retta Sperry – 53

This Day In Our Family History; March 3, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Abigail Bishop – 737
  • Catherine Brandenburg – 709
  • Grace Davis – 86
  • Lorenzo Dow Doke – 196
  • Florence Thora Harper – 76
  • Abigail Jones – 536
  • Archibald Dillard McGuire – 702
  • Elizabeth Ann McGuire – 446
  • Josiah H. Miller – 284
  • Amanda Morgan – 285
  • Daniel Morgan Jr – 535
  • Aaron Sperry – 736
  • Dinah Sperry – 738
  • Susan Jannett Sperry – 126
  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Proctor, Lee, Kentucky, United States
  • RALEI – Raleigh North Carolina Temple; Apex, Wake, North Carolina, United States
  • Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Roy, Weber, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; March 3, 2018

Added Categories:

  • James Rowley – 609
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

This Day In Our Family History; March 4, 2017

Deleted Categories

Added Categories:

  • Benjamin Harper – 315
  • Whitechapel, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Salford Priors, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 4, 2018

Added Thursday

Added Categories:

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

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Rowley; March 4, 2018

Added Categories:

  • James Rowley – 609
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 5, 2018

Added Friday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 5, 2018

Updated birth information for Isaiah Christian Tom to Happy Birthday!

Added Categories:

  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Happy Birthday

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; March 5, 2018

Added Categories:

  • James Rowley – 609
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 6, 2017

Added Friday

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 6, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Karma Palmgreen Anderson – 142
  • Hannah Nilsdotter – 310
  • Anders Pehrson – 309
  • Lyby, Malmohus, Sweden

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 6, 2018

Added Saturday

Added Categories:

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

This Day In Our Family History; March 6, 2018

Deleted confirmation information for Donald Eugene Smith, it took place March 7th

Added Categories:

  • Karma Palmgreen Anderson – 142
  • Elizabeth Ann Lunt – 42
  • John Edgar Lunt – 45
  • Nelson Earl Lunt – 2
  • Hannah Nilsdotter – 310
  • Anders Pehrson – 309
  • Donald Eugene Smith – 9
  • Lyby, Malmohus, Sweden
  • Beazer, Cardston, Alberta, Canada
  • Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; March 6, 2018

Added Categories:

  • James Rowley – 609
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

This Day In Our Family History; March 7, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Effie Druscilla Nelson – 66
  • Keymar, Carroll, Maryland, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 7, 2018

Added Sunday

Added Categories:

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

This Day In Our Family History; March 7, 2018

Updated Birth information for David Lenn Judkins to Happy Birthday

Fixed spelling from Driscilla to Druscilla

Added Categories:

  • Abraham Brand – 564
  • Enoch Brand – 570
  • Margaret Francis – 565
  • Mary Jane Hendrickson – 597
  • Effie Druscilla Nelson – 68
  • David Buchen Shriner – 596
  • Emily Jane Shriner – 363
  • Samuel Webb Jr – 293
  • Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Coaley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Keymar, Carroll, Maryland, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

This Day In Our Family History; March 8, 2017

Deleted Italics

Fixed spelling from McPhersona to McPherson

Added Categories:

  • James William Bolton – 190
  • William Dixon Bolton – 188
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Margaret Ewing – 189
  • John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Gibbons – 166
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • Saint Pancres Camden, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Madera, Madera, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 8, 2018

Added Monday

Added Categories:

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

This Day In Our Family History; March 8, 2018

Added Categories:

  • James William Bolton – 190
  • William Dixon Bolton – 188
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 162
  • Ann Elston – 243
  • Margaret Ewing – 189
  • John Gibbons – 161
  • Sarah Gibbons – 166
  • John Lunt – 242
  • Lillian Lunt – 18
  • Sarah McLeod – 501
  • Marion Olive Sperry – 124
  • Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Inverness Parish, Invernessshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Madera, Madera, California, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • James Rowley – 609
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

This Day In Our Family History; March 9, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Category:

  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 9, 2018

Added Tuesday

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

Added Categories:

  • Abraham Phipps Brand – 325
  • Elijah Phipps Brand – 327
  • Isaac Phipps Brand – 329
  • John Phipps Brand – 323
  • William Phipps Brand – 330
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Eccelshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

Birth Announcement; March 9, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Alexander Corbett – 973
  • Iain Alexander Malcolm Corbett – 975
  • Kristi Lynn Lunt – 5

Deleted Category:

  • 2018

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 10, 2018

Added Wednesday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 10, 2018

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

Added Categories:

  • Arabella Sperry – 502
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Vermillion, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

This Day In Our Family History; March 11, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 11, 2018

Added Thursday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 11, 2018

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

Changed temple information for the sealing of Henry Melvin Sperry and Vera Lucille Daley from Salt Lake Utah Temple to Jordan River Utah Temple

Added Categories:

  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Hannah Webb – 295
  • Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States
  • JRIVE – Jordan River Utah Temple; South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Deleted Category:

  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • John Rowley – 602
  • Sarah Wright – 603

This Day In Our Family History; March 12, 2017

Deleted Italics

Fixed spelling from Shedrack to Shedrick

Added Categories:

  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 12, 2018

Added Friday

Added Categories:

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

This Day In Our Family History; March 12, 2018

Fixed spelling from Shadrach to Shedrick

Changed birth information for James Corbett to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Sarah Sperry – 280
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Happy Birthday

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 13, 2017

Added Thursday

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 13, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Categories:

  • Ann Watkins – 458
  • James Albert Weaver – 226
  • William Weaver – 457
  • Child Ercall, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 13, 2018

Added Saturday

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

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 13, 2018

Updated birth information for Darrell Judkins to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Samuel Phipps Brand – 328
  • Phoebe Gross – 515
  • Benjamin Lamont – 519
  • David Lamont – 520
  • Elizabeth Lamont – 518
  • Mary Lamont – 275
  • Mathew Lamont – 516
  • William Lamont – 517
  • William Lamont Sr – 514
  • Elsa Nelson – 59
  • Ann Watkins – 458
  • James Albert Weaver – 226
  • William Weaver – 457
  • Child Ercall, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; March 14, 2017

Deleted Italics

Fixed spelling from Mabel to Mable

Added Categories:

  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 14, 2018

Added Sunday

Added Categories:

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

This Day In Our Family History; March 14, 2018

Changed birthday information for Douglas Jones Birk to Happy Birthday

Added Categories:

  • Douglas Jones Birk – 989
  • Evaline Miller – 286
  • Hugh Thompson Rowley – 85
  • Sutton Colfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Harlem, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Happy Birthday

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 15, 2017

Added Sunday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Charles Alonzo Sperry – 48
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 15, 2017

Deleted Italics

Updated Sarah Ann Webb’s mother from Esther Olpin to Caroline Knowles

Added Categories:

  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 7
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • David Webb – 129
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 15, 2018

Added Monday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 15, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Ann Elston – 243
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr – 17
  • Earl Sperry Lunt – 7
  • Edward Lunt – 100
  • Elizabeth Elton Lunt – 244
  • John Lunt – 242
  • John Lunt – 246
  • Mary Lunt – 245
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • John Sperry – 276
  • David Webb – 129
  • Orange County, California, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 16, 2017

Added Monday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 16, 2017

Deleted Italic

Added Category:

  • Maricopa County, Arizona, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 16, 2018

Added Tuesday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 16, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Benjamin Harper – 315
  • James Harper – 319
  • Evaline Miller – 286
  • Elizabeth Olpin – 306
  • Elizabeth Venables – 316
  • Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
  • Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 17, 2017

Added Tuesday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 17, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Category:

  • McLean, Fairfax, Virginia. United States

Journal; Jeanette Sperry; March 17, 2018

Added Wednesday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 17, 2018

Fixed spelling from Shedrach to Shedrick

Added Categories:

  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
  • Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 18, 2017

Added Wednesday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; March 18, 2017

Deleted Italics

Added Category:

  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; March 18, 2018

Added Thursday

Added Categories:

  • Journal
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Anretta Sperry – 139

This Day In Our Family History; March 18, 2018

Added Categories:

  • Benjamin Harper – 315
  • Abigail Miller – 292
  • Josiah H. Miller – 284
  • Amanda Morgan – 285
  • Elizabeth Venables – 316
  • Kirkland, Lake, Ohio, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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This Day In Our Family History

1818

Hannah Webb died

1924

Emma Elizabeth Webb died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1933

Aaron, Enoch, Moses and Nathan Sperry were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1962

Enos L. Jones died in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States

1982

Henry Melvin Sperry  and Vera Lucille Daley were sealed, by proxy, for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Jordan River Utah Temple, which is located at 10200 1300 West in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Updates

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 1, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; August 1, 2017

Added Categories:

  • David Webb – 38
  • Esther Olpin – 39
  • Benjamin Hezekiah Smith – 24
  • Benjamin Harper – 88
  • Elizabeth Venables – 89
  • PROVO; Provo Utah Temple; Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 2, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 3, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 3, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Coral Lorraine Bolton – 13

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

Added Category:

  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 4, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 4, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Donald Eugene Smith – 6
  • Grace Harriet Rowley – 7

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; August 4, 2017

  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 112
  • Jane Paul – 57
  • John Thompson Rowley – 56
  • Nicholas Paul – 114
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Utah, United States
  • Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • David William Rowley – 14
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Aurora, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 5, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 5, 2017

Added Category:

  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 6, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 6, 2017

Added Category:

  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Daniel Morgan Jr. – 150
  • Abigail Jones – 151
  • JRIVE – Jordan River Utah Temple; South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; August 6, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Aurora, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • David William Rowley – 14

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 7, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 37

This Day In Our Family History; August 7, 2017

Added Category:

  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; August 7, 2017

Added Category:

  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 8, 2107

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 8
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 18

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

Added Categories:

  • Ralph Nephi Rowley – 112
  • John Thompson Rowley – 56
  • Mary Ann Thompson – 113
  • January 10
  • 1852
  • 1849
  • March 11
  • April 9
  • June 1
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • September 3
  • August 16
  • 1851
  • February 28
  • 1853
  • April 23

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 9, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 9, 2017

Added Categories:

  • William Perry – 142
  • Phebe Collett – 143
  • Benjamin Harper – 88
  • Elizabeth Venables – 89

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

Added Categories:

  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Helper, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 56
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Arcadia, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Deseret, Millard,, Utah, United States
  • Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States
  • Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; August 10, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 19
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 8

This Day In Our Family History; August 10, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Daniel Morgan Jr. – 150
  • Abigail Jones – 151

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

Added Categories:

  • David William Rowley – 14
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States

Journal Jeanette Sperry; August 11, 2017

Added Category:

  • Jeanette Sperry – 9

This Day In Our Family History; August 11, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Edward Lunt – 32
  • Harriet Wood – 33
  • Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • Arcadia, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States
  • Chinook, Blaine, Montana, United States
  • Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Duchesne, Duchesne, Utah, United States
  • Eureka, Humboldt, California, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Helena, Trinity, California, United States
  • Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Sptingville, Utah, Utah, United States
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This Day In Our Family History; August 12, 2017

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

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This Day In Our Family History

1818

Hannah Webb died

1924

Emma Elizabeth Webb died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1933

Nathan, Aaron, Enoch and Moses Sperry were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1962

Enos L. Jones died in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States

1982

Henry Melvin Sperry and Vera Lucille Daley were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Jordan River Temple which is located in South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

RALPH NEPHI ROWLEY, Second Installment

Since the printing of the last installment of the history a great deal more research has been done and many more interesting facts have been gleaned. For this reason we will go back in our history to the time of their boarding the “Kennebec.”

They came with the first Company of the “Perpetual Emigration Fund.” They boarded ship the day before sailing with their own bedding, enough food for the crossing and their own cooking utensils.

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

The “Kennebec” was a new and commodious ship of 1,070 tons. She sailed out of Bromley, Moore Doc, Liverpool, England the 10th of January 1852. There were 333 persons on board under the direction of John B. Higbee, who had labored as a missionary to England from 1849 until the sailing.

Included among the Saints who sailed on the “Kennebec” were sixty passengers, who were assisted by the Perpetual Emigration Fund.

Among the Saints 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 in a land where they could thrive, own houses and land as well as live the Gospel without persecution. A land choice above all other lands!

Besides the Saints there were a number of Irish emigrants on board, who were not of their faith, they were not supplied sufficient provisions to last them until the end of the voyage; but in order to lay in a sufficient supply, they stole all they possibly could from the Latter-Day Saints, who consequently had to go short themselves, and were compelled to subsist on half rations the last four or five days before landing. These Irish emigrants were taken on board because there were not Saints enough to fill the ship. Peace and harmony prevailed among the latter as a rule; also good health; the provisions and water were good and wholesome and included oatmeal and pork, but as the English did not like oatmeal and the Scots could not relish pork, they exchanged these articles of food with each other, to the great satisfaction of both parties. As Mary Ann was Scottish and Ralph Nephi was English, I wonder how their preferences were.

On board ship the Saints were isolated from the rest of the passengers and did very little associating with them. Their days were planned by wise leaders and there was a time for study and religious meeting 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.

The voyage throughout was a safe and pleasant one with the exception of one terrific hurricane, which swept the deck clean of cook houses, water barrels and everything else that could be washed overboard. During this terrible storm Mary Ann sat on the floor of the lower deck gathering her three children close around her, she put her arms around them and shut her eyes and prayed, fearing that they might go down any time. There were dozens of women and children around her, some of them crying and praying. Ralph Nephi with the rest of the men, was on deck helping the sailors. There were over three hundred people on board of different nationalities and beliefs. It was a great experience to see how differently each was taking this terrifying experience. After a while the storm let up and the sea quieted.

They arrived in New Orleans on March 11, 1852. They had emigrated in their native Scottish costume 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 blonde ringlets and dressed as he was in kilts.

Some of the Saints from the “Kennebec” continued the journey on board a small boat called “The Pride of the West” and arrived at St. Louis, Missouri, about the end of March. Some of the Saints remained temporarily in St. Louis. Some of the Saints took passage from here to Kansas City on the ill-fated “Saluda”, which was chartered by Eli B. Kelsey. The “Saluda” blew up killing many of the Saints who were on board. Other Saints took passage on a small river steamer, “The Isabel”, (I think the Rowley’s were on this boat, although, Uncle George Arthur Rowley, remembered it as the “St. Angie”, I could find no record of the “St. Angie” but the “Isabel” fills his description). The “Isabel” and the “Saluda” passed each other many times on their trip up the river. The “Isabel” came up the river three hours after the disaster (April 9, 1852) and picked up many of the surviving passengers of the terrible tragedy. Among those killed were Helen Dunbar, wife of Wm. C. Dunbar, and their two children, Euphemia, age six years and Franklin Lorenzo, age one year. They were from Scotland. Mary Ann’s mother, Mary Ann O’Brian, had first been married to Alexander Dunbar and after his death she married Mary Ann’s father, Hugh Thompson. Could these Dunbar’s have been relatives of Mary Ann’s? just how much this tragedy touched the lives of Mary Ann and Ralph Nephi we have been unable to ascertain. They arrived in Kansas City three days after leaving St. Louis.

From Kansas City they went to Kanesville, Iowa, the outfitting station for their journey across the plains. There was a long delay here until more wagons could be secured.

They left Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 1, 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 of European Saints 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.

Of their journey across the plains, Uncle George Arthur Rowley tells the following:

“Mary Ann walked most of the way across the plains and drove a two yoke team of oxen, three steers and a cow.”

While crossing the plains a Mrs. Brockbank was lost and never found. No one ever knew whether she perished or fell into the hands of Indians. Mrs. Brockbank had a baby girl, Agnes; Mary Ann had a nursing baby Ephraim George, so she nursed and cared for both babies throughout the journey. Mrs. Brockbank left three other children besides baby Agnes. Two of these Uncle George Arthur Rowley knew in later life; Isaac Brockbank of Salt Lake City and Elizabeth Bushnell of Meadow, Millard, Utah.

George Arthur Rowley continues: “I will call some of the families who came across the plains in the same company, John Cooper, family of Fillmore, the Charlesworth family of Meadow and the Brockbank family of Salt Lake City, Utah.

They arrived in Salt Lake City Sept. 3, 1852. The company was met by the First Presidency with William Pitts’ band and many other leading citizens. This company brought the remains of Elder Lorenzo D. Barnes and William Burton, who died while on missions to Great Britain.

It is not known where they stayed or what their circumstances were when they got to Salt Lake City. We know only that they were in Salt Lake City one month to the day when they lost baby Ephraim George. He had been born 16 August 1851 in Glasgow, Scotland, while they were preparing to migrate to Zion. He had lived through the happy time of preparation. Lived with them the experiences of crossing the great waters and shared his mother’s love and sustenance with the little orphan girl, Agnes. He had suffered many hardships crossing the plains. He lived to be buried among the Saints who had made the supreme sacrifice—in this OUR BELOVED ZION!!

Ralph and Mary Ann were called to Fillmore where he helped to build the State house, for he was a very good rock mason, having learned the trade when building kilns to bake his pottery in. in all things of this nature Ralph Nephi was well trained.

In October of 1852 many families arrived from Salt Lake in Fillmore. It is my opinion that it was at this time that the Ralph Nephi Rowley family went there.

If they lived with the rest of the State House workers, they lived in a tent or shanty that first winter; right on the State House grounds or on what was at the time called the Public Square.

Because of Indian trouble all the men had to be ready to take up their guns and defend the settlement. Whenever there was an Indian scare, Ralph Nephi was ready with the others under Captain Henry Standish to defend the settlement.

These kind-hearted people, unused to these harsh pioneer conditions, where they must be always on the alert for a skirmish that could well be a life and death affair, were further concerned and shocked when one of their close associates, Charles Robinson was stabbed and nearly killed by an Indian, who tried to break through the window of his sister’s cabin.

Ralph became personally acquainted with Chief Kanosh at this time; a friendship that endured on down through the years through the many circumstances that brought them together. They had come at a time when the Indian affairs had flared into the most serious trouble all over the state, at the very beginning of the Walker and Black Hawk wars. They lived in the very country that the Red man claimed for their own for this was the vicinity of the home of the Indians. The Rowley’s stayed and lived through all of the Indian troubles and wars.

Ralph and his family were so closely associated with the Indians that they all learned to speak the language and could converse with them fluently. The Piute Indians, better known as the Kanosh Indians were not bad Indians. They were peace loving. It was Indians from other parts who would come to Millard County and do their wicked work. Ralph Nephi and his son John Thompson who at the time was a small boy would take their turn carrying the gun, joining scout parties, hunting horses and cattle after the Indian had stolen them and driven them away.

Hugh Thompson, Mary Ann’s father sailed from Liverpool, England, 28 February 1853 and arrived in New Orleans, 23 April 1853. Not long after this they were able to welcome this most wonderful old man, who was so loved by every one that babies are still being named in his honor. What a reunion it must have been! The tales they had to tell each other. All but three people had been baptized on the ship he came over on. Even the Captain had been baptized, 48 people had been baptized as they crossed the ocean. When he arrived in Fillmore he had a heavy oak chest and in one drawer of that chest was $10,000 all in English Gold Sovereigns, one English sovereigns is equal to a $5.00 gold piece in the United States money. The story goes that he later consecrated this entire amount to the Church.

The teacher was giving a test in health class. One question was this: “How should you retain your posture?” the country boy chewed his pencil hesitantly and then wrote, “Keep the cows out and let it grow a while.”