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.

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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 1, 2017

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  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49

This Day In Our Family History; December 1, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kindgom
  • Phoebe Sperry – 280
  • Joy Sperry – 275
  • Mary Lamont – 276
  • Henrietta, Monroe, New York, United States
  • Robert Sperry Lunt – 24
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Mary Elizabeth Enlow – 192

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

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  • 1957
  • December

This Day In Our Family History; December 2, 2017

Removed Sealed to Spouse for Samuel Blakesley and Hannah Potter in 1650

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  • Wellington, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Edna Viola Nelson – 8
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 2, 2017

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  • April 1
  • 1823
  • Hanley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • October 30
  • 1843
  • Glasgow, Lanarakshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • June 7
  • 1901
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • July 14
  • 1824
  • June 14
  • 1886
  • January 18
  • 1845
  • October 13
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • November 7
  • 1847
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • May 22
  • 1868
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • June 23
  • 1880
  • SGEOR – Saint George Utah Temple; Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • January 31
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • February 23
  • 1849
  • October 3
  • 1883
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • August 16
  • 1851
  • 1852
  • September 26
  • 1853
  • 1881
  • October 21
  • 1925
  • November 11
  • 1856
  • 1859
  • April 4
  • 1858
  • January 1
  • 1878
  • 1943
  • April 2
  • 1919
  • September 21
  • 1951
  • July 24
  • 1860
  • February 16
  • December 11
  • 1864
  • October 10
  • 1888
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; December 3, 2017

Removed sealed to spouse in 1650 for Samuel Blakesley and Hannah Potter in The Mesa Arizona Temple

Added Categories:

  • Charles Gilbert Lunt – 19
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • ARIZO – Mesa Arizona Temple; Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States

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

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  • Lillian Alcorn – 31
  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Marjorie Ann Rowley – 36
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 4, 2017

Added Categories:

  • Friday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118

This Day In Our Family History; December 4, 2017

Deleted endowments for Nels Rosenquist Nelson, they were completed December 11

Added correct parents for Joseph and Moses Mansfield under sealed to parents on this day. Their parents are: Richard Mansfield and Gillian Drake

Added Categories:

  • Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Alfred Lunt – 40
  • Priscilla Pitt – 41
  • Nels Rosenquist Nelson – 25
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Florence Thora Harper – 76
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • John Francis Gibbons – 163
  • James Robert Gibbons – 164
  • Henry Gibbons – 165
  • Sarah Gibbons – 166
  • Elizabeth Gibbons – 167
  • John Gibbons – 162
  • Sarah Wild Cole – 163

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; December 5, 2017

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  • Saturday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; December 5, 2017

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  • Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • James Wood – 247
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Lydia Wood – 251

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger; December 5, 2017

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  • 1853
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • England, United Kingdom
  • August
  • September 13
  • October 26
  • 1854
  • December 1
  • 1880
  • 1855
  • 1856
  • November 11
  • January 29
  • December 15
  • February 23
  • 1957
  • 1857
  • Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
  • California, United States
  • Missouri, United States

This Day In Our Family History; December 6, 2017

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  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Esther Olpin – 130
  • David Webb – 129
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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

Added Categories:

  • David William Rowley – 30
  • Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
  • Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1897 – In the afternoon Esther (Emily Esther Sperry) and I walked up town. We called in at Aunt Sarah Abbott’s (Sarah Elizabeth Sperry) and then went down town. We met May Paxton and we three went over to the Excelsor and then over to Hyde’s Store. I went over to the drug store, Fred Moore and his wife were there. I went up to Burton’s. In the evening I went down to Foote’s but as Mr. Foote was so tired I did not take a lesson. Coming back I met Oscar by Judge Higgins home he walked up to Burton’s with me. I left my books there and we took a walk.

This Day In Our Family History

1666

Anna Hannah Blakesley was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1703

William Webb was buried in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1727

John Olpin and Ann Purnell were married in Cambridge Meeting, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1760

Elizabeth Clinton died

1838

James Robert Gibbons was born in Saint Pancres, Camdentown, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom to John Gibbons and Sarah Wild Cole

1870

Harriet Ann Batchelor was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Eli Batchelor and Elizabeth Lunt

1917

Benjamin Lamont was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Salt Lake Utah Temple, which is located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1975

Ann Harper was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Katter Day Saints

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Kurtis Wayne Rowley was born to Ralph Nephi Rowley and Aleene Sumsion

Hali Ann Fifield was born at Lakeview Hospital, which is located in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States to DeeEll Fifield and Cheryl Ann Miller

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

Father: RALPH NEPHI ROWLEY

Born: 1 Apr 1823 Hanley, Staffordshire, England
Married: Mary Ann Thompson 30 October 1843
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: 7 June 1901 Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah

 

Mother: MARY ANN THOMPSON
Born: 14 July 1824 Glasgow, Lanark., Scotland
Died: 14 June 1886 Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah

 

MARY ANN ROWLEY
Born: 18 Jan 1845 Glasgow, Lanark., Scotland
Died: 13 Oct 1845 Glasgow, Lanark., Scotland

 

JOHN THOMPSON ROWLEY

Born: 7 Nov 1847 Glasgow, Lanark., Scotland
Married: Jane Paul 22 May 1868 Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Utah
Married: Mary Jane Smith 23 June 1880 St. George Temple
Died: 31 Jan 1925 Spring Glen, Carbon Co., Utah

 

HUGH THOMPSON ROWLEY

Born: 23 Feb 1849 Glasgow, Lanark., Scotland
Died: 3 Oct 1883 Meadow, Millard Co., Utah.

 

EPHRAIM G. ROWLEY

Born: 16 Aug 1851 Glasgow, Lanark., Scotland
Died: 3 Oct 1852 Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah

 

WALTER THOMPSON ROWLEY

Born: 26 Sept 1853 Meadow, Millard Co., Utah
Married: Lena Peterson 1881
Died: 21 Oct 1925 Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah

 

RALPH NEPHI ROWLEY

Born: 11 Nov 1856 Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah
Died: 1859 Fillmore, Millard Co., Utah

 

ELIZABETH ANN ROWLEY

Born: 4 Apr 1858 Meadow, Millard Co., Utah
Married: Ira Depo Lyman 1 Jan 1878
Died: 4 Apr 1943

 

MORONI THOMPSON ROWLEY

Born: 24 July 1860 Meadow, Millard Co., Utah
Married: Hannah Sorenson
Married: Mary Maxfield 16 Feb 1886
Died: 2 April 1919

GEORGE ARTHUR ROWLEY

Born: 11 Dec 1864 Meadow, Millard Co., Utah
Married: Stena Hanson 10 Oct 1888
Died: 21 Sept 1951 Salt Lake City, Utah

Journal: Jeanette Sperry

1896 – I walked up town, went over to the library met Edna Morris, walked with her up to Bailey’s, then we went down to the post office together. I went to the library and got me a book called “Brownie’s Triumph”. Went for my music lesson, Tet wanted some books from the library so I went over and got her “A Wife’s Tragedy and Edith Lyle.” Afterwards, I went down town, saw Eliza Russell and rode down home with her.

This Day In Our Family History

1836 – James Robert Gibbons was born in St Pancres, Middlesex, England to John Gibbons and Sarah Wild Cole

1870 – Harriet Ann Batchelor was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Eli Batchelor and Elizabeth Lunt

1917 – Benjamin Lamont’s baptism ordinance to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was performed by proxy

1975 – Ann Harper’s baptism ordinance to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was performed by proxy

???? – Hali Ann Fifield was born in the United States

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