This Day In Our Family History

1680

Richard Harding was buried in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1715

Elioner Lunt died

1739

Ruth Bishop died

1846

Aaron George Sperry died

1873

Harrison Sperry Sr and Ellener Mary Butterworth were married

1933

Porty Louis Gabbitas and Della Lunt, age 25, were married and sealed for time and eternity 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. Their son, Willie Gabbitas Jr, was sealed to them at the same time.

1944

James Sperry completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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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

1668

Comfort Mansfield was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Joseph Mansfield and Mary Potter

1688

Moses Sperry was christened in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1696

Elizabeth Bishop was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to James Bishop and Abigail Bennett

1772

Elizabeth Nelms died in Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

1846

Asa McFarland Abbott and Sarah Sperry were married

1861

David Webb and Esther Olpin completed their endowment ordinances and were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Endowment House, which was located at 50 North West Temple in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1913

Mabel Cable Spencer was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1914

Lois Lunt was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1930

Charles Mayhew Astle Jr, age 8, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1942

Clayton Alcorn Rowley, age 8, was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1999

Michael D. Jones died of cancer at the age of 39 at LDS Hospital, which is located at 8th Avenue, C Street East in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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Rebecca Ann Smith was born in Utah, United States to Polly Ann Smith. She was the first child born to Polly

This Day In Our Family History

1846

Priscilla Pitt was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John Martin Pitt  and Caroline Wright

1867

John Martin Pitt and Caroline Wright were sealed for time and eternity 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. They also completed their endowment ordinances at the same time

1890

James Bishop and Elizabeth Thompkins completed their endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1903

Charles Gilbert Lunt was born in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States to Alfred Oscar Lunt and Jeanette Sperry

1928

Phebe Pitt completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint

1953

Elizabeth Packer was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1957

Moses and Calvin Sperry completed their endowment ordinances for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1985

Henry Olpin was sealed for time and eternity to his parents, John Olpin and Ann Purnell, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Oakland California Temple, which is located at 4770 Lincoln Avenue in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States

1991

Della Lunt died in Mesa. Maricopa, Arizona, United States

This Day In Our Family History

1766

John Lunt was born in Eccelshall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to John and Mrs. Elizabeth Lunt

1804

Charles Newman and Mary Phipps were married

1846

Mary Lamont died at the age of 60 in Mount Pisgah, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

1872

Daniel Morgan Miller – 289 died in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1934

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

1959

Samuel Webb Jr – 294 and Elizabeth Betsy Spencer – 295 were sealed for time and eternity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ London England Temple, which is located at West Park Road in Newchapel, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Their children: David – 129, Hannah – 296, Lucy – 297 and Mary Ann Webb – 298 were sealed to them at the same time and place

This Day In Our Family History

1676

John Blakeslee was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to John Blakeslee and Grace Ventrus

1697

John Curnock was born and christened in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Curcock and Elizabeth Mills

1786

John Lunt was born and christened in Walsall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom to Edward Lunt and Elizabeth Ellis

1846

Daniel Morgan and Miles Miller was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1856

Mary Virginia Collins was born

1891

Ebenezer and Daniel Sperry completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1918

Lowell Russell Judkins was born

1994

Ruth Lunt was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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 in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

1930

Priscilla Pitt died in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States

1933

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

1952

George, Betsey, Minerva and Melinda 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