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Paternal Great Aunt: Della Lunt – 21

Della 21 + Alfred 15 – Earl 7 – Nelson 2 – Kellie 1

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1689/90

Ebenezer Sperry and Abigail Dickerman were married

1945

Mary Catherine Hammons died at the age of 86 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

2012

Lola Barnes died in Fairfield, Solano, California, United States

Happy Birthday!

Mason Dennis Lunt – 978

Updates

This Day In Our Family History; January 19, 2017

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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Mary Elizabeth Enlow – 192
  • Visalia, Tulare, California, United States
  • San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 19, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Tuesday

This Day In Our Family History; January 19, 2018

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Harriet Miller – 289
  • Clarendon, Genesee, New York, United States
  • Josiah H. Miller – 284
  • Amanda Morgan – 285
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Mary Elizabeth Enlow – 192
  • Visalia, Tulare, California, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; January 20, 2017

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  • Della Lunt – 21
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 20, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Wednesday
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15

This Day In Our Family History; January 20, 2018

Deleted christening information for Joyce Gabbitas

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  • Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Della Lunt – 21

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 21, 2017

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  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 21, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Thursday

This Day In Our Family History; January 21, 2018

Updated birth information for Mason Dennis Lunt

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  • Fairfield, Solano, California, United States
  • Mason Dennis Lunt – 978
  • Happy Birthday

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 22, 2017

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  • Wednesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; January 22, 2017

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  • Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Jane Rowley – 201
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Lunt – 103
  • VBC – Vine Bluff Cemetery; Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 22, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Friday
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46

This Day In Our Family History; January 22, 2018

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  • Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Wellington, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • William Josiah Sperry – 125
  • Ordinance by proxy
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 23, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Saturday

This Day In Our Family History; January 23, 2018

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Anna Sperry – 512
  • Bloomfield, Berkshire, New York, United States
  • Moses Sperry – 501
  • Sarah McLeod – 502

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 24, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sunday

This Day In Our Family History; January 24, 2018

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  • Daniel Olpin – 303
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Ola Nelson – 143
  • Efveröd, Kristianstad, Sweden
  • Nils Olson – 141
  • Karma Palmgreen Anderson – 142
  • Grace Viola Harper – 26
  • Charles Benjamin Harper – 67
  • Harriet Gibbons – 68
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 25, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

This Day In Our Family History; January 25, 2017

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  • Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 25, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Monday
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49

This Day In Our Family History; January 25, 2018

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  • Lydia Morgan – 541
  • Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States
  • Daniel Morgan Jr – 534
  • Abigail Jones – 535
  • Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 26, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50

This Day In Our Family History; January 26, 2017

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  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 26, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Tuesday
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49
  • Emma Elizabeth Webb – 133
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15

This Day In Our Family History; January 26, 2018

Deleted marriage and Sealing information for Eli Batchelor and Elizabeth Lunt – it was incorrect

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  • 1866
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  • Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

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  • Ann Maria Lunt – 102
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Edward Lunt – 100
  • Harriet Wood – 101
  • Ella Karn Nelson – 65
  • Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Priscilla Wright – 273
  • John Wright – 264
  • Ann Perry – 265
  • LANGE – Los Angeles California Temple; Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 27, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 27, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Sarah Elizabeth Sperry – 120
  • Mary Emily Sperry – 121

This Day In Our Family History; January 27, 2018

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  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Miles Miller – 287
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Mary Phipps Brand – 331
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 28, 2017

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  • Tuesday
  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43

This Day In Our Family History; January 28, 2017

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  • Lorenzo Dow Doke – 196
  • California, United States
  • Robert H. Doke – 191
  • Mary Elizabeth Enlow – 192
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 28, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Thursday
  • Caroline Webb – 47

This Day In Our Family History; January 28, 2018

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  • Lorenzo Dow Doke – 196
  • California, United States
  • Robert H. Doke – 191
  • Mary Elizabeth Enlow – 192
  • Jane Paul – 198
  • Shelley, Bingham, Idaho, United States
  • ARIZO – Mesa Arizona Temple; Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States
  • SLAKE – Salt Lake Utah Temple; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • ALBUQ – Albuquerque New Mexico Temple; Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

This Day In Our Family History; January 29, 2017

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  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Caroline Webb – 47

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 29, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Friday
  • David Arthur Sperry – 49
  • Mammoth, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; January 29, 2018

Changed birth information for Hugh Alcorn Rowley

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  • North Nibley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Henry Melvin Sperry – 52
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Charles Henry Sperry – 46
  • Caroline Webb – 47
  • LOGAN – Logan Utah Temple; Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Washington, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Hugh Alcorn Rowley – 37
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Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 30, 2017

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; January 30, 2017

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  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Ann Lunt – 42
  • William Josiah Sperry – 175
  • Moab, Grand, Utah, United States

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 30, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Saturday
  • Lucy Jane Webb – 136
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15

This Day In Our Family History; January 30, 2018

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  • London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Martha Phipps Brand – 324
  • Charles Wood – 250
  • Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • James Wood – 247
  • Ann Amos – 248
  • Charles Sperry – 117
  • EHOUS – Endowment House; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Elizabeth Ann Lunt – 42
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • William Josiah Sperry – 175
  • Moab, Grand, Utah, United States

This Day In Our Family History; January 31, 2017

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  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • 1925

Journal: Jeanette Sperry; January 31, 2018

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  • Jeanette Sperry – 16
  • Sunday
  • Emily Esther Sperry – 50
  • Emily Louisa Miller – 118
  • Shedrick James Lunt – 43
  • Alfred Oscar Lunt – 15

This Day In Our Family History; January 31, 2018

Changed year from 1926 to 1925

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  • 1926

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  • Abigail Bishop – 737
  • New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Ella Karn Nelson – 65
  • Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Jens Rosenquist Nelson – 58
  • Elsa Nelson – 59
  • MANTI – Manti Utah Temple; Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • John Thompson Rowley – 197
  • Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
  • Walter Illith Rowley – 90
  • Orem, Utah, Utah, United States
  • 1925

History: Grace Davis

Caroline was not in good health for several years and passed away on 30 November 1903 at Milo and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery near Ririe, Idaho.

On 19 August 1909, David Peter married again. Effie Cornelia Fowley Greene was a widow with three girls, Laura, Pearl, and Ruby. To this marriage was born a boy, David Peter II (often called Dee), born 31 January 1911, and a girl, Naina DeEsta, born 8 February 1913. Effie died shortly after the birth of the baby girl in 1913, so Grace took the baby and cared for her until David Peter decided to put her in another home, later adopting her to a family by the name of Robinson in Idaho Falls. Grace’s youngest son, Walter, was about two when DeEsta came to live with them. They lived in a one-room house and to say the least they were crowded. How true is the saying “Where there is heart room, there is house room?”

Grace was about 5 ft. 7 in. tall and weighed about 160 pounds. She had raven-black hair and dark brown eyes, inherited from her Welsh and English parents. She was quiet and unassuming, never projecting herself onto others. Inheriting the Welsh love of music, she went about her work with a song on her lips. She was a very hard worker, learning early in life how to take responsibility and always doing more than her share of any work. Necessity made her a fast worker.

She told of an incident which happened in her early teens which taught her a never forgotten lesson in responsibility. She had been given permission to attend a social function for the young people. As often happens, the time slipped away faster than she realized and it was long past chore time when she arrived home (in those days they never had fast cars to get them home in a hurry). As she walked in the door, her father informed her she still had the chores to do. You can imagine how she felt, especially when there were others who could have done them for her this once.

Grace’s schooling began with her family’s move from Samaria to Milo in 1883. The first school in this entire section of the country was on Willow Creek in the homes of George and John Heath and their neighbor, Orvill Buck. The teacher’s name was Miss Jennie Beam. In 1886, a log building was erected by the settlers to accommodate the growing number of children.

In the book “Pioneer History and Development of Milo Ward, 1880-1960,” a picture is shown of one of the first schools built in the valley. This log house was located on the northwest corner of the present David Cook farm on the Ririe Highway, just about one-half mile east of the Milo Road, which is located about a mile and a half from David Peter’s farm.

Quoting from the book, “It was a log building erected by the settlers to accommodate the growing number of children. It was a typical pioneer school, standing in a small clearing, with great sages at the edge of the clearing.  At the back of the building was a deep wash and slough which afforded adventure in exploring for the pupils. A blackboard in one end of the room; rough, home-made benches; and a black, wood-burning stove made up the equipment in those early days. The benches were often pushed back against the wall and parties were held, with dancing as the main entertainment. The walls echoed with the music of the fiddle and the rhythmic beat of the dancers’ feet.”

Bert Lund Murphy – Son-in-Law (Husband of Verda May)
Caroline Ann Coles (208) – Mother
Charlotte Davis (214) – Sister
Charlotte Nott Jeremy (421) – Paternal Grandmother
David Peter Davis (207) – Father
David Peter Davis II – Half Brother
David Reuben Davis (212) – Brother
David William Davis (420) – Paternal Grandfather
David William Rowley (30) – Son
Effie Cornelia Fowler – Stepmother
Ellen Jane Davis (423) – Paternal Aunt
Emerson Adis Rowley (89) – Son
Erma Thornton – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Hugh Francis)
Evan Davis (215) – Brother
Grace Davis (86) – Self
Hannah Davis (210) – Sister
Hannah Terrill (429) – Maternal Grandmother
Harriet ‘Annie’ Rowley (199) – Sister-in-Law
Hugh Francis Rowley (87) – Son
Hugh Galloway – Nephew
Hugh Thompson Rowley (85) – Husband
Jane Paul (198) – Mother-in-Law
Laura Greene – Stepsister
Lillian Alcorn (31) – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of David William)
Mary Ann Davis (422) – Paternal Aunt
Mary Leah McGary – Wife of Nephew Hugh Galloway
Naina DeEsta Davis – Half Sister
Parley Davis (209) – Brother
Parley J. Davis – Paternal Uncle (?)
Pearl Greene – Stepsister
Polly Davis (216) – Sister
Reuben Coles (428) – Maternal Grandfather
Ruby Greene – Stepsister
Sarah Marie Alderson – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Emerson Adis)
Son Davis (211) – Brother
Son Davis (213) – Brother
Verda May Rowley (88) – Daughter
Walter Illith Rowley (90) – Son

This Day In Our Family History

1651/2

Mary Bennett was born in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States to James Bennett and Hannah Wheeler

1652

Richard Sperry Jr. was born in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States to Richard Sperry and Dennis Goodyear

1664

Henry Orpin was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom to John Orpin and Alse Sisson

1725/6

James Bishop and Elizabeth Clinton were married in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

1899

Ebenezer Blakesley completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1946

Joyce Gabbitas was born and died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States to Porty Louis Gabbitas and Della Lunt

1949

William Lamont Jr. completed his endowments for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

History: Grace Davis

History of Grace Davis

The father of Grace Davis, David Peter Davis, was born 29 May 1854 at Aberaman, near Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales; the son of David William Davis and Charlotte Nott Jeremy. His parents were converts to the LDS Church when David Peter was ten months old, they immigrated to the United States because of their religious beliefs and they hoped to find better working conditions than in the mines of Wales.

They lived in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where a daughter, Mary Ann, was born on 30 August 1856. Another daughter was born at Alma Town, Illinois in 1860, who was named Ellen Jane. Apparently, they were on their way through Missouri in 1861 when Ellen Jane took ill and passed away on the boat going from St. Louis to Florence, Nebraska and was buried at Harmon on the banks of the river 25 January 1861.

Grace’s mother was Caroline Anne Coles, a daughter of Rueben Coles and Hannah Terrill. They were both from England, but had immigrated and were living in Cedar Fort, where Caroline met David Peter Davis when he came to Cedar Fort to work. He met Caroline at a dance during the time they were holding an LDS Conference in Cedar Fort. They were friends for two years. Caroline was only seventeen and David Peter was twenty-one when they were secretly married on 8 October 1875.

Grace was the first child of eight born to David Peter Davis and Caroline Anne Coles. She was born 21 August 1876 in Cedar Fort, Utah. Her mother was living in the home of Grace’s grandparents, Rueben and Hannah. Of the eight children born to David Peter and Caroline, only Grace, Parley, Hannah and Charlotte lived to adulthood.  David Rueben died at the age of twelve and the others (two sons, Evan and Polly Davis) died at birth.

Parley was born 17 July 1878 at Cedar Fort, Utah. He never married and died 20 September 1943.

Hannah was born 21 November 1880 at Samaria, Idaho.

David Reuben was born in Samaria on 2 February 1883. When David Reuben was twelve years old, he and Parley were driving some horses. Parley became aggravated because they wouldn’t go where he wanted them to go; he picked up a slivery stick and threw it. It missed the horse and hit Rueben in the face. Not having drugs and medication to treat such things like we do today, tetanus or lockjaw, as they called it then, soon developed and Reuben lay for a month–slowly dying from the infection and starvation. He could neither eat nor drink. David Peter and Caroline sat by his bedside and watched their son slowly slip away from them. For some time David Peter was bitter about this as he couldn’t see the justice in one so young having to suffer so much. David Rueben died 20 September 1895.

Charlotte, the third daughter, was born 1 February 1866 at Milo, Idaho, in a log cabin with loop-holes for defense against the Indians. She was a frail child with a rheumatic heart. Because of this condition she was never really in good health and sometimes in very poor health.

Grace, Hannah, and Charlotte all learned to work at everything outdoors as well as to cook and take care of the home. David Peter raised good horses and this is where his daughters learned to love horses. Grace loved horses and practiced trick-riding, becoming very proficient at it. Grace was very capable in handling them and was never happier than when she was outside working with them. David Peter took great pride in the fact that his girls were accomplished in these outdoor skills and had a great capacity for work.

Bert Lund Murphy – Son-in-Law (Husband of Verda May)
Caroline Ann Coles (208) – Mother
Charlotte Davis (214) – Sister
Charlotte Nott Jeremy (421) – Paternal Grandmother
David Peter Davis (207) – Father
David Peter Davis II – Half Brother
David Reuben Davis (212) – Brother
David William Davis (420) – Paternal Grandfather
David William Rowley (30) – Son
Effie Cornelia Fowler – Stepmother
Ellen Jane Davis (423) – Paternal Aunt
Emerson Adis Rowley (89) – Son
Erma Thornton – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Hugh Francis)
Evan Davis (215) – Brother
Grace Davis (86) – Self
Hannah Davis (210) – Sister
Hannah Terrill (429) – Maternal Grandmother
Harriet ‘Annie’ Rowley (199) – Sister-in-Law
Hugh Francis Rowley (87) – Son
Hugh Galloway – Nephew
Hugh Thompson Rowley (85) – Husband
Jane Paul (198) – Mother-in-Law
Laura Greene – Stepsister
Lillian Alcorn (31) – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of David William)
Mary Ann Davis (422) – Paternal Aunt
Mary Leah McGary – Wife of Nephew Hugh Galloway
Naina DeEsta Davis – Half Sister
Parley Davis (209) – Brother
Parley J. Davis – Paternal Uncle (?)
Pearl Greene – Stepsister
Polly Davis (216) – Sister
Reuben Coles (428) – Maternal Grandfather
Ruby Greene – Stepsister
Sarah Marie Alderson – Daughter-in-Law (Wife of Emerson Adis)
Son Davis (211) – Brother
Son Davis (213) – Brother
Verda May Rowley (88) – Daughter
Walter Illith Rowley (90) – Son