John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


There is a story told of General Booth which inspired the following lines. At one time he desired to send a New Year’s greeting by telegram and cablegram to all the Salvation Army hosts in all the world. Cablegrams were expensive and had to be short, so General Booth boiled down his message to a single word – “Others” which inspired the following lines from one of his Captains:

Lord, help me to live from day to day
In such a self forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall be of others.

Help me in all the work I do,
To ever be sincere and true
And know that all I do for you
Must needs be done for Others.

Let Self be crucified and slain,
And buried deep, and all in vain –
My efforts be to raise again
Unless to live for Others,

And when my work on earth is done
And my new work in heaven begin,
May I forget the crown I’ve won,
While thinking still of Others.

Others” Lord, yes “Others
Let this my motto be,
Help me to live for Others,
That I may for Thee.


John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Microfilm – F Scot. 17 Pt. 4 Glasgow. Branch Records of Macbers Glasgow. Lanarkshire, Scot. At the Utah Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah. Copies by Lillian A. Rowley, 10 Dec. 1957. The following records page


Bap. 20 Dec. 1840 by Elder Hadlock  L??? for Edinburg Branch Midlothian, Scotland.

In the same film I found and copied the following: F Scot. 17 Pt. 4


Bap. Sun. 20 Dec. 1840 by Elder R. Hadlock Luft for Edinburg 14 Mar. 1847


Bap. 22 Aug 1841 by Elder G. Elwood


Baptized 7 Jan. ?????? by Alex Wright

Copied 6th Jan. 1958 from F. Scot. 17 Pt. 3 Branch Records L.D.S. Church Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


Ord. Deacon – 21 March 1847 Remold Branch by Elder W. Gibson

Ord. Priest – 23 December 1848 (?) Edinbough Branch, Elder W. Gibson


Ord. Deacon – 21 March 184 (?) Branch Edinburgh Conference by W. Gibson.

Ord. Teacher – 27 July 1847 Edinburgh Branch by W. Gibson

Ord. Priest – 23 Dec. 1848 (?) Edinburgh Branch by Elder Kelsey

Ord. Elder – 20 June 1847 (?) Edinburgh Branch by Elder W. Gibson

I asked about the dates of the Ordination of Priest and Elder of Ralph Rowley and Ephraim Thomkinson at Bro. Chase’ Office in the Gen. Soc. And they said “we will have to leave them as they are with a ? mark behind them unless we can find another record.” The mistake must have been made by the Branch Clerk. They are microfilmed and cannot be changed.

Page 5

7 –            Rowley Nephi Rowley (Mar.)

                Bap. 1839 Teavelling (couldn’t read the rest)

8 –            Ephraim Thomkinson (Mar.)

Bap. 22 Aug. 1843 Glasgow Branch, removed to Edinburgh Midlothian Scot. Branch Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S.

Page 7

347 –        Ralph Rowley (Mar.)

Bap. 1839 Glasgow Branch, L.D.S. Church, Glasgow Lanarkshire, Scotland

Page 8

John Wright (S) born 24 June 1841 Edinburgh Branch by H.P. Geo. D. Watt. Confirmed by H.P. Orson Pratt. Died in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scot. 14 Nov. 1847.

  1. Scot. 17 Pt. 2 Clachmanan Branch in Edinburgh Conference Records.

Elder Ephraim Thomlinson (Mar.) b, 15 April 1835 Burshlem Staffordshire Eng.

Bap. 22 Aug. 1843 Glasgow Branch by Elder Munro.

We are happy to announce since the beginning of this publication we have appointed a new secretary.

Mrs. Mary L. Bradley
540 West 2nd North
Salt Lake City, Utah

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Our research department at present is employing its time getting together date on its present generation. A call is being sent out to all members of the clan to get this information in to this department as soon as possible.

It is the responsibility of the head of every family to fill out as nearly complete as possible a family group sheet, and we wish to urge you to be very careful of the exact dates and the spelling of names and places.

Without you cooperation this work will be impossible. So please send in these names and records so we can make our to more complete.

Angie Warner
Research Department
1733 So. 8th East
Orem, Utah

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

The story is told of ??????????? a new boomerang, but went crazy trying to throw the old one away.


We have been able to find and contact the children of Zuriah Rowley, (daughter of James Rowley and Mary Shirlock) and Lorenzo Snow Lyman. We are so happy to have found them and to be able to count them as some of us that are printing the letters received from them here that we might all know of them in this manner. Letters were received by Luella Jones Downard our Historian in answer to her inquiries for help with the James Rowley history. Because of lack of space we will print just one letter in this issue. The other two letters will appear in following issues. The third letter, being the one that contains the most information, will be printed now.

Dear Cousin Luella,

You will be surprised to hear from another descendant of Zuriah (Zuie, to her family) Rowley, other than the one to whom you wrote, my sister, Nora L. Stone of Palcines, California. But she is not very well and very busy caring for her husband who has been bedfast for several years, so she sent your letter to me, asking me to answer it.

We never knew any of our mother’s people and were too young when she passed away to be interested in family histories. My oldest sister was 13 years old, I the third child, of six children, was 10, and the youngest was just six weeks old. I can remember my mother receiving letters from her mother and brother and sisters in England, and after her death in 1889 (February) we children occasionally wrote to grandmother Bailey, but really never knew her, or much about them. My father told us she came to Utah with her father, James Rowley and they were married in Fillmore, Utah, November 21st 1874. My oldest sister, Mary Eliza, was born in Fillmore, 1875, then they moved to California. My brother Cornelius was born in Carpinteria, California in April 1877, I Rosa, in Santa Barbara, December 1878, and Nora in Carpinteria in August, 1880. Another move to Parowan, Utah for about three years, during which time Ira Dee was born, November 1882. In 1884 or 85, we came back to California, to San Bernardino (where my father was born) and in 1888 the ????? mother. Anasa Henry was born December 31, 1888 and mother died in February 1889, when Anasa was just six 60 weeks old. This move was to Alessandro, now Sunnymead, California, where I still live, along since my husband died in 1927. I have one son, Walter Lyman More, who now lives in Evanston, Illinois with offices in Chicago as Assistant Vice President of the Sante Fe System.

I am sorry I cannot give you more details of my mother’s life before she came to the United States. All I know is that her father was James Rowley and her mother was Mary Shirlock, that she worked in a factory-a potter, as I remember it—before coming here (either with or to be with her father when she was about eighteen or nineteen years old, and that we wrote to our Grandmother Bailey, Uncles, Charles, (who was a tailor), George, Alfred (a soldier) and Aunts, Hannah, and Elizabeth whose married name was Bennett.

No doubt you have the date of my father’s death, but I will list it anyway.

Lorenzo Snow Lyman,            Died: December 22, 1927
Zuriah Rowley Lyman,           Died: February 14, 1889
Mary Lyman Anderson,          Died: January 21, 1952
Cornelius Lyman                     Died: April 12, 1937

I will write out a partial list of our families and as far as I know of their families, I myself, am a great grandmother three times.

Hoping this will partly answer your questions,

Sincerely, your cousin
Rosa L. More

P.S. I do not know how my family traveled back and forth except for the last two moves. We came from Parowan in covered wagons, 28 days in the road!!! I remember it very well…R.L.M.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger

We realize that there has been a lot of repetition of those names and addresses, but we feel by repetition that you will respond more quickly. We also feel that we have furnished you with enough reporters that you can write to the one closest to your residence. It only takes a few minutes of a day to sit down and write to your reporter, and just think how happy those few minutes might make some relatives who has not heard from you or of you for many years. So PLEASE let’s respond. You can see how many families were not represented by even one little news item. Make sure that your family is heard from in our next edition.

Once again we say THANK YOU to those of you who have responded and added so much to our bulletin, it is very appreciated. Keep up the good work, and strive hard to make others happy by this wonderful publication.

John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Messenger


Urina Rowley Neilson Family,
Bernetta Muir
Box 373
Fillmore, Utah

George Rowley Family
Mrs. Delell (Jack) Brunson
Fillmore, Utah

James Rowley & Mary Day Families

Myrtle Jennings
619 27th
Ogden, Utah

Vivian Wade
Fillmore, Utah