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

Added Categories:

  • 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

Deleted Categories:

  • 1957
  • December

This Day In Our Family History; December 2, 2017

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

Added Categories:

  • 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

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  • 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

This Day In Our Family History

1695

Samuel Bishop and Hannah Yale were married

Samuel Thompson and Rebecca Bishop were married

1823

Tamazine Lunt completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1852

Hanna Nelson was born in Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden to Nils (Neils) Olson and Karma Palmgreen Anderson. She was the 2nd of 5 children, and the 1st of 2 daughters, born to the couple

1857

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

1868

Eli Batchelor and Elizabeth Lunt were sealed for time and eternity 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. Elizabeth also completed her endowment ordinance at the same time

1931

Vonna Ensign was born

1933

Sarah Bennett completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1956

Edith Farnell completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1969

Rachel Mansfield completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This Day In Our Family History

1612

Richard Meyrick was buried in Wem, Shrops, England, United Kingdom

1679

Peter Trevealyer, about 25 years old, and Frances Jeffery, about 21 years old, were married in Camborne, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

1686

John Brockett was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to John Brockett and Elizabeth Doolittle

1731

Henry Olpin/Orpin was born, and christened, in Cambridge Meeting, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to John Olpin/Orpin and Ann Purnell

1857

Nicholas Paul died at the age of 67 in Greenwith Perranarworthal, Gwennap, Cornwall, United Kingdom

1868

Alfred William Harper was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1889

George Jeremy was baptized, by proxy, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1905

Emily Esther Sperry completed her endowment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was also married to Karl Farnsworth the same day.

1930

Prudence Philp was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1961

Elizabeth, Francis, Jane, John and Nicholas May were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Nicholas May and Jane Thomas, 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

This Day In Our Family History

1737

Margery Dunstone was born in Saint Stithians, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom to James Dunstone and Joan Lawry

1793

James Wood was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to William Wood and Mrs. Ann Wood

1799

John B. Turner was born to Bloomer Tudor and Charity Turner

1814

Ann Phipps Brand was christened

1857

Christen Jensen and Bodil Simonsen 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

1882

Louis William Pitt was born

1889

Hannah, Mary Ann and William Gomer Davis were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, David William Davis and Charlotte Nott Jeremy. Hannah, age 27, also completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ Saints at the same time

1896

Eli Lunt Batchelor and Nell Dora Norton were married

1901

Charles Alonzo Sperry completed his endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1912

Eva Pearl Sperry completed her endowment ordinance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Church’s Logan Utah Temple, which is located at 175 North 300 East in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. She was also married and sealed for time and eternity to Wallace Joseph Vickers at the same time.

1923

Alfred Oscar Lunt Jr and Mary Etta George were married

1924

Eliza May Rowley, age 49, completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1932

Morgan Gary Fullmer Lunt was born

1934

Joseph Paul died at age 78

1957

Anne Catherine, Bodil Marie, Dorothea Sophie, Maren Catherine and Soren Christian Christensen were sealed for time and eternity to their parents, Christen Jensen and Bodil Simonsen

This Day In Our Family History

1687

John Sperry was christened

1788

Annah Davis was born in Llwunphelish, Glamorganshire, Wales, United Kingdom to Davis Peter Davis/Davies and Mary Williams

1810

William Alcorn, about 19 years old, and Debby Phillips, about 18 years old, were married

1857

Elizabeth Jane Paul, age 32, completed her endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1891

Richard Sperry, Jr. completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1909

Edward Ross Batchelor was born

1961

Obeddelas D. Loveridge died

This Day In Our Family History

1856

Moroni Lunt was born in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States to Edward Lunt and Harriet Wood

1857

Noah Pitt died

1908

Maria Amelia Gardner died

1921

Ms. Millington and Edward and William Lount completed their endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1924

Martha Phipps Brand was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1945

John Wheeler was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1951

A son was born and died (stillborn) in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Porty Louis Gabbitas and Della Lunt

1978

Verda May Rowley died in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States