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Nellie T. b. Feb. 13, 1905; Russell W. b. Oct. 27, 1906; Leslie
W. b. June 27, 1909. Family home Salt Lake City.

Elder; block teacher. Bricklayer.

FENTON, JOSEPH JACKSON (son of Thomas Fenton and
Annie Maria Wilson). Born June 7, 1875, at Salt Lake City.
Married Sarah J. Jensen Nov. 4, 1896, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of C. H. L. Jensen and Helbertine Nelsen of Co-
penhagen, Denmark, came to Utah June 23, 1878). She was
born Jan. 7, 1876. Their children: Joseph J. b. April 23, 1898;
Myrtle J. b. Nov. 28, 1899; Thomas J. b. Sept. 2, 1901, d.
Infant; Harold J. b. Sept. 2, 1901; Hyrum J. b. Dec. 1, 1902,
d. infant; Gladys J. b. Nov. 18, 1903, died; David W. b. Sept.
9. 1906; Sarah E. b. May 17, 1908; John M. b. Jan. 23, 1910.
Family home Salt Lake City.



High priest; president deacons quorum 6th ward; secre-
tary 6th quorum elders; 2d counselor in bishopric 26th ward;
Sunday school superintendent three years; ward clerk. Rail-
way conductor; mail carrier; clerk in U. S. P. O. since

1902.

FENTON, ROBERT ALFRED (son of Thomas Fenton and
Emma Coombs). Born Nov. 30, 1867, at Salt Lake City.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Burton Feb. 15, 1893, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Robert T. Burton and Susan Ellen McBride.
pioneers of Salt Lake City). She was born Feb. 29, 1868.
Their children: Robert A. b. June 2, 1894; Harris Burton b.
Sept. 6, 1898; Lee Coombs b. June 16, 1901; Ellen Clarissa b.
Dec. 8, 1903; Burton Thomas b. July 30, 1908. Family home
Salt Lake City.

Missionary to New Zealand 1895-98; home missionary;
block teacher. Farmer. U. C. traveler.



FERGUSON, ANDREW (son, of William Ferguson, born
Nov. 6, 1792, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and Bar-
bara Orthur Lindsay, born Feb. 20, 1797, at Rutherglen).
Born Sept. 6, 1818, at Rutherglen. Came to Utah Sept. 20,
1856, Moses Thurston company.

Married Catherine Douglas July 15, 1842 (daughter of
Robert Douglas and Mary Bruce), who was born Oct. 6, 1819.
Their children: Agnes Reid b. Sept. 21, 1843, m. Fredrick
Lewis Jan. 28, 1865; Barbara Orthur b. Sept. 21, 1843, m.
Willard O. Creer Dec. 16, 1862; Elizabeth Lock b. Nov. 19,
1846, m. John Houghton 1866; Eli B. K. b. Dec. 28, 1848, m.
Christina Angus April, 1874.

Married Elizabeth Watson July 15, 1850, at Rutherglen,
Scotland (daughter of William Watson and Ann White),
who was born July 4, 1811, at Kilmorack, Scotland. Their
children: William Watson b. May 22, 1851, m. Caroline
Thomas Dec. 21, 1876; Andrew M. T. b. Aug. 22, 1855, m.
Marie Simmons Feb. 18, 1878; John Robert b. April 23, 1856.

Missionary to Scotland 1879-80; president of Dundee con-
ference. Justice of peace 1865-76; alderman 1883; city attor-
ney of Spanish Fork. First president Spanish Fork Co-
operative Mercantile Inst.



FERRE, ROSWTELL, C. (son of Daniel Ferre and Elizabeth
Chapins of Kanesville, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa). Born
Nov. 6, 1818, Bostard Township, Canada. Came to Utah
October 1862.

Married Rachael Catherine Hollister Aug. 4, 1850, Kanes-
ville (Miller's Hollow), Iowa. She was born Nov. 15, 1831,
and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Alva
Alonzo b. June 14, 1851, m. Polly Harding; Josephine b. Dec.
26, 1853, m. Erastus Snow; Roswell b. June 10, 1856, m.
Eunice Martin; John Henry b. Sept. 9, 1858, m. Rosalia Pot-
ter; Rachel K. b. Dec. 26, 1860, m. Isaac McEwan; William b.
June 16, 1863, m. Eva Davis; George A. b. Aug. 21, 1866, m.
Susan Baum; Mary A. b. March 6, 1869, died; Warren S. b.
Sept. 6, 1870, m. Emma Bowen. Family home Provo, Utah.

Seventy. Farmer. Died Dec. 1886.



FERRIN, SAMUEL (son of Ebnnezer Ferrin, born Sept. 4,
1777, and Lydia Phelps, born March 9, 1782, both at Hebron,
Grafton county, N. H. married Nov. 26, 1801). He was
born Nov. 12, 1804, at Hebron. Came to Utah 1862.

Married Olive Fidelia Coon. Their children: Julia Fidelia,
m. Hyrum Boynton; Jacob Samuel b. June 1, 1830, m. Janet
A. McBride March 29, 1857.

Married Sally Powell (Marsh) Jan. 21, 1833, In Pennsylvania
(daughter of James and Clotilda Powell), who was born
March 21, 1811. Their children: Josiah Marsh b. Jan. 22,
1834, m. Martha A. Bronson Feb. 10, 1856; James Madison b.
July 14, 1836, m. Eliza Jane Lincoln Dec. 26, 1861; Ebenezer;
Moroni; Sarah Maria b. Dec. 1, 1840, m. Omner Call Oct. 26,
1855; Heber Chase Kimball b. Oct. 4, 1846, m. Martha J. Burns;
Brigham b. January, 1849; Lydia b. March 8, 1852. m. George
W. Williams Sept. 13, 1869. Family resided Salt Lake City
and Ogden, Utah.

Married Ann Plant Aug. 24, 1861, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Charles Plant and Ann Chapma.n), who was born
A.ug. 14, 1842, Calver, Derbyshire, Eng. Their children:
Annie b. June 15, 1862; Samutl b. June 30, 1864; Anna b. May
4, 1866; Jesse b. Nov. 19, 1868; Francis b. May 13, 1871; Philip
b. Jan. 24, 1874. Family resided Salt Lake City and Pleasatit
View, Utah.

FERRIN, JOSIAH MARSH (son of Samuel Ferrin and Sally
Powell Marsh). Born Jan. 22, 1834, Cherry Creek, N. Y.

Married Martha Ann Bronson Feb. 10, 1856, Ogden, Utah
(daughter of Leman Bronson and Lucy Brass), who was born
June 13 1834, Brownstown, Mich. Their children: Martha
Jane b Sept 26, 1856, m. Zachariah Ballantyne Dec. 27.
1877- Josiah Leman b. Sept. 26, 1856, m. Ella D. Stallings
Dec 27 1877; James Clinton b. Aug. 30, 1858, m. Elizabeth
E Edge Oct 9, 1879; Thaddeus Marsh b. Sept. 9, 1860, m.
Cornelia Nielson Jan. 24, 1884; Moroni Daniel b. July 6, 1862,
m Rosella Bachman Dec. 1884, m. Nancy V. Murphy June 19,
1895" George Elihu b. Aug. 30, 1864, m. Josephine Horten-
sen July 13 1887; Wilmer b. Oct. 4, 1866, m. Nancy Pritchett
Oct 25 1893; Lucy Lorinda b. Aug. 26, 1868, m. William
Stringham; Winslow Bronson b. May 27. 1871; Chariton
Philip b. March 8. 1874, m. Ida Farley; Sally Lovella b. May
12, 1877, m. John F. Sharp. Family resided Ogden and Eden,

Bishop; high councilor. Member state legislature. Farmer
and stock raiser.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



FERRIN, JOSIAH LEMAN (son of Josiah Marsh Ferrin and
Martha Ann Bronson). Born Sept. 26, 1856, Ogden, Utah.

Married Ella D. Stalllngs Dec. 27. 1877, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Joseph Stalllngs, born Aug. 26, 1813, and Char-
lotte Jane Hussey, born July 8, 1838, Dover, N. H.). She
was born June 3, 1869, Mill Creek, Utah. Their children:
Joseph Leman b. Oct. 10, 1878, m. Minnie Slater March 30,
1899; Charles Leroy b. June 2, 1880, m. Delia R. Walker June
6, 1901; Arthur Moroni b. Dec. 10, 1881, m. Janet A. Lindsay
Oct. 29, 1903; Lottie Jane b. Feb. 1, 1887, m. David C. Lind-
say Sept. IB, 1909; Lorin Daniel b. Feb. 1. 1887; Florence
May b. Feb. 8, 1889; Parley Ezra b. Sept. 14, 1891; Leonard
William b. March 22, 1893. Family home Eden, Utah.

Bishop's counselor 16 years. Farmer.

FERRIN, ARTHUR M. (son of Josiah Leman Ferrin and
Ella D. Stallings). Born Dec. 10, 1881, Eden, Utah.

Married Janet A. Lindsay Oct. 29, 1903, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Lindsay, pioneer 1862, and Marie Peter-
son, who came to Utah 1877).' She was born Oct. 31, 1881,
Eden. Their children: Leonard Arthur b. Aug. 6, 1904; Ada
Maud b. Jan. 18, 1906; Clyde William b. Dec. 16, 1907; John
Cyrus b. Dec. 17, 1909; George Albert b. Feb. 26, 1912. Fam-
ily resided Eden and Liberty, Utah.

Bishop's counselor; bishop.



FERRY, EDWARD PAYSON (son of William M. Ferry and
Amanda White of Grand Haven, Mich.). Born April 16, 1837,
at Grand Haven. Came to Utah October. 1878.

Married Clara V. White June 1. 1870, at Grand Haven
(daughter of Nathan White and Sarah Brittain of Grand
Haven), who was born Dec. 4, 1844. Their children: Will-
iam Montague, m. Ednah Truman; Edward S., m. Mabel
Edie; Miriam, m. Charles C. Reynolds; Edith, m. Dane T.
Merrill. Family home Grand Haven, Mich., until 1878.

Government director U. P. railroad; president Trans-Mis-
sissippi Congress at Denver, Colo., 1890; delegate to terri-
torial legislature from Summit county 1888-92. Mining
operator.

FERRY, WILLIAM MONTAGUE (son of Edward P. Ferry
and Clara V. White). Born March 12, 1871, Grand Haven.
Mich. Came to Utah July 1891.

Married Ednah Truman June 3, 1896, at Nashville, Mich,
(daughter of George A. Truman and Juliet Frink of Nash-
ville), who was born Aug. 18, 1872. Their children: William
M. and Sanford T. b. Oct. 4, 1898. Family home Salt Lake
City, Utah.

City councilman 1906-12; member state senate 1913. Min-
ing operator; banker.



FIELD, JAMES (son of William Field, of Osberry Parish, and
Mary Harding latter born June 21, 1806, Bishop's Froom,
Eng both of Bosbury, Herefordshire, Eng.). He was born
Feb. 17, 1830, Bosbury, Eng. Came to Utah Oct. 6, 1861,
Alfred Cardon company.

Married Catherine D. Brown July 16, 1863, Lynn, Utah
(daughter of Richard D. Brown and Margaret Parkinson,
of Wigan, Lancashire, Eng., pioneers Sept. 20, 1864, Joseph
S. Rawlins company). She was born June 8, 1844. Their
children: Mary E. b. June 29, 1864, m. John H. Cole; James
F. b. April 6, 1866; Ida A. b. Aug. 20, 1868, m. William R.
Moore; Eva C. b. April 6, 1871, m. William Stevenson; Wil-
liam C. b. Feb. 23, 1873, m. Sarah Farnsworth (d.), m. Margaret
Horan; Charles W. b. Jan. 17, 1876, m. Nellie Farnsworth;
Margarett H. b. July 7, 1877, m. Joseph Balrd; Riley O. b.
Feb. 12, 1880. m. Lena Summers; Ruby M. b. May 14, 1882, m.
Ernest E. Conlin; Zeffle Z. b. April 14, 1884. Family home
Lynn, Utah.

Member 98th quorum seventies; bishop's counselor. School
trustee. Farmer. Died Jan. 17, 1907, Lynn, Utah.



FIELD, WILLIAM (son of William Field and Mary Harding).
Born Jan. 16, 1836, in Herefordshire, Eng. Came to Utah
Oct. 11, 1862, Warren Snow company.

Married Charlotte Bult Oct. 6, 1861 (daughter of Thomas
Bult and Luesa Cuerneld, pioneers July 9, 1868, Horace S.
Eldredge company). She was born Aug. 11, 1840, and came
to Utah Sept. 14, 1861, Joseph Warren company. Their chil-
dren: Charlotte Ann b. April 1, 1863. m. William Heber
Perry; William Heber b. Jan. 1, 1866, m. Henrietta Leora
Campbell; George Wesley b. Nov. 10, 1866, m. Ida Clifford;
Elzy Howard b. Jan. 14, 1869, m. Olive Arvilla Perry; Lucy
b. May 18, 1871. m. Haynes Robert Howell; Mary Olive b.
June 7, 1873, m. James William Laughlin; Robert Warren
b. Feb. 17, 1876, m. Ellen Randall; Levi Edward b. June 18.'
1879, m. Mary Amelia Larson. Family home Slaterville,
Utah.

FIELD. WILLIAM HEBER (son of William Field and Char-
lotte Bult). Born Jan. 1, 1866. Slaterville. Utah.

Married Henrietta Leora Campbell, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Moroni Campbell). Their children: Eva Pearl b.
Nov. 26. 1895; Heber Delbert b. Sept. 15, 1897.



FIELDING, JOSEPH (son of John Fielding and Rachel
Ibbotson of Honiton, Eng.). Born 1817 at Honiton. Came
to Utah September 1848, Captain Lott company.

Married Hannah Greenwood June 11, 1838, Preston, Eng.
Their children: Rachel b. June 27, 1839, m. William W. Bur-
ton March 28, 1856; Mary Ann b. March 22, 1840, m. James
MacKnight July 18, 1863; Ellen b. Feb. 9, 1841. m. William
W. Burton Nov. 2, 1861; Heber d. 1868: Joseph; Josephine
b. 1843. m. Orson Heath 1868; Sarah Ann b. May 19. 1861,
m. William W. Burton May 23, 1870. Famfiy home Salt
Lake City.

Married Mary Ann Peak 1846, Nauvoo, 111.

President first seven elders who went to England as mis-
sionaries. Farmer. Died December 1863, Mill Crek, Utah.



FIFE, ADAM (son of John and Margaret Fife of Sauchle,
Scotland). Born July 4, 1806, at Sauchle. Came to Utah
September 1861, David Wilkie company.

Married Helen Sharp at Sauchie, Scotland (daughter of
John Sharp, later of Salt Lake City, pioneer 1850). She was
born Nov. 10, 1808. Their children: Mary b. June 8. 1827,
m. Alexander Patterson; Margaret b. July 26, 1829, m. David
Miller; John b. May 10, 1831, m. Sarah Lewis: James b. May
6, 1833, m. Jennette Triaddle; Andrew b. July 3, 1836, and
Robert b. April 21, 1837, died; Adam S. b. July 24. 1838. m.
Comfort Jelly; Cecelia b. Oct. 6, 1840, died; Joseph b. Sept. 9,
1842, m. Martha Ann Bingham; Ellen b. Sept. 26, 1844, died;
Agnes b. May 14, 1846, m. Sanford Bingham; Catherine b.
Aug. 13, 1848, m. Francis Russell; Janet b. March 1. 1851, m.
William Child: Jane b. May 7, 1853, m. Charles Densel; Sarah
b. Dec. 26. 1856. Family home Riverdale. Utah.

Quarried stone in Red Butte canyon for wall around tem-
ple grounds at Salt Lake City. Died January 1864.

FIFE, ADAM S. (son of Adam Fife and Helen Sharp). Born
July 24, 1838, Clackmannan, Scotland.

Married Comfort Jelly June 27, 1863, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of William and Comfort Jelly of Herechester,
Northamptonshire, Eng. pioneers Sept. 30, 1864, Darwin
Richardson company). She was born Jan. 6, 1846. Their
children: Mary Ellen b. Jan. 24. 1869, m. William Jardlne;
Adam J. b. May 8, 1872, m. Agnes Shumway; William J. b.
Oct. 22, 1876, m. May Jardlne; Cecelia b. July 11, 1879, ra.
John Vaughn; John J. b. Feb. 17, 1882, m. Elizabeth Terry;
Joseph J. b. Nov. 28, 1884, m. Margaret Anderson; LeRoy b.
June 2, 1887. Family home Brigham City, Utah.

Assisted in hauling stone fop Salt Lake temple 1852-68;
also assisted in hauling the cornerstone for that edifice.



FIELD, JOHN (son of William and Mary Harding of Eng-
land). Born Oct. 31, 1808. in Herefordshire, Eng. Came to
Utah Sept. 17, 1860, David Evans company.

Married Susannah Cooper.

Married Alice Lavender April 6, 1862, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Lavender and Charlotte Apthorpe
married Oct. 21, 1827, Bedford, Bedfordshire, Eng.. pioneers
1861, Capt. Martlneau company). She was born Aug. 23,
1828, at Bedford. Their children: John Joseph b. Feb. 16,
1864, m. Emma Moesser; Thomas Manasseh b. Jan. 6, 1865 m.
Mary Riley Oct. 13. 1897; Judah George b. Nov. 6, 1866,
m. Hannah Park May 5, 1889; Israel Charles b. Jan. 31, 1869;
Joshua b. July 26. 1872.

High priest.

FIELD, JOHN J. (son of John Field and Alice Lavender).
Born Feb. 16, 1863, Taylorsville, Utah.

Married Emma Moesser May 21, 1884. at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Joseph Moesser and Elizabeth Rushton), who
was born Jan. 16. 1866, Salt Lake City. Their children: Alice
b. April 27, 1886. m. Canute Peterson March 1907; Maud M.
b. May 14, 1887; Nellie Ray b. July 6, 1889. m. Parley War
June 11, 1908; Emma b. June 13, 1892, m. Harry Empey Feb.
2, 1908; John Franklin b. Jan. 17, 1894; Bessie b. May 26, 1896.

President deacons' quorum, Taylorsville, Utah; counselor
In presidency 20th quorum elders. Salt Lake City; also 1st
counselor, 10th quorum elders. Granite stake; president 2d
quorum elders; one of presidents of 146th quorum seventies.



FIFE, WILLIAM N. (son of John Fife and Mary Meek Nlcol,
of Kincardine-on-Forth, Perthshire. Scotland). Born Oct.
16, 1831, at Kincardine. Came to Utah Oct. 18, 1863, John
Brown company.

Married Diana Davis July 9, 1864, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Daniel Davis and Sarah Thomas of South Wales pio-
neers Sept. 25, 1849, Daniel Jones company). She was born
April 11, 1836. Their children: Sarah Jane, m. Barnard
White; William Wilson, m. Elizabeth Stewart; Diana, m.
Valasco Farr; John Daniel, m. Eliza Jane Stewart; Walter
Thompson, m. Mary Jane Merrill; Agnes Ann; Emma;
Robert; Bernard. Family home Ogden. Utah.

Member 37th quorum seventies; member Ogden high
council. Coroner in Weber county 1869-80; Ogden city
marshal 1861-76; deputy U. S. marshal 1866; colonel of 1st
regiment Weber military district. Architect and builder.



FIFIELD, LEVI JOSEPH (son of David Fifleld). Born Dec.
12. 1803, Grantham. N. H.; came to Utah June 6, 1848, with
other discharged Mormon battalion soldiers.

Married Amy Tracy (daughter of Thomas Tracy and Amy
TIbbits), who was born Sept. 10, 1803, and died Jan. 2, 1846,
Nauvoo, 111. Their children: Matthew P. b. June 18, 1830;
Charles Byron.

Married Sarah Smith June 7, 1846. Nauvoo, 111. (daughter
of William Smith, pioneer 1848), who was born March 28,



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1828, Solford. Eng. Their children: William John; Joseph
Levi, d. child; girl, d. Infant.

Member Mormon battalion. Died Aug. 16, 1860, Ogden,
Utah.

FIFIELD, MATTHEW PHELPS (son of Levi Joseph Fifield
and Amy Tracy). Born June 18, 1830, New Haven, Vt. Came
to Utah Sept. 20, 1848, William G. Perkins company.

Married Almira Jane Gibson April 5, 1852, Bountiful, Utah
(daughter of John and Elizabeth Gibson), who was born
March 30, 1833. Came to Utah, Levi Murdock company.
Their children: Almira Jane b. June 27, 1853, m. Andrew
Quigley; Samuel b. July 5, 1855, and Elizabeth d. children;
Orelia; Julia. Family home Ogden, Utah.

Married Rebecca Ann Hoopes March 30, 1862, Richmond,
Utah (daughter of Warner Hoopes and Pricilla Glfford),
who was born in Nauvoo, 111. Their children: Charles
Eugene b. Feb. 7, 1863, d. child; Naomi Adelaide b. Oct. 2,
1864, m. H. C. Heninger; Matthew Warner b. May 1, 1866, and
Daniel Lewis b. May 27, 1868, d. children; William Phelps b.
April 10. 1870, m. Amorett Allen; Joseph Levi b. Feb. 24,
1872, d. child; Edwin Willard b. March 27, 1874, m. Margarett
Cowley; Wesley Andrew b. Dec. 21, 1875, m. Abbie Fife;
Albert Moroni b. June 29, 1877, m. Sarah Price; Melissa b.
March 31, 1879, m. Ambrose Maughn; Rebecca Ann b. April
16, 1881, m. Ethan Allen 1900; Thomas Alma b. July 10, 1883;
Jesse Harold b. Sept. 29, 1885.

President high priests quorum; alternate high councilor,
Oneida stake. Settled in Cache valley 1849; moved to Bear
Lake valley. Went to the relief of Salmon river settlers.

FIFIELD, WILLIAM PHELPS (son of Matthew Phelps
Fifield and Rebecca Ann Hoopes). He was born April 10,
1870, Weston, Idaho.

Married Amorett Allen Nov. 29, 1893, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of Alexander Allen and Maria Cowley), who was born
April 21, 1876, at Logan. Their children: William Allen b.
Nov. 7, 1894; Lois b. Feb. 29, 1896; Matthew Glen b. March 31,
1898; Reah Amorett b. Sept. 7, 1901; Rachel b. April 15, 1903;
Melvin Joseph b. Aug. 19, 1905; Mae b. May 7, 1907; Inez b.
Mafch 21, 1909; Anna b. Feb. 28, 1911.

Missionary to southern states 1899-1900; clerk Rockland
ward 1909-11.



FH.LERUP, ANDREW PETER (son of Peter Fillerup and
Karen Rassmussen of Pannerup, Denmark). Born May 30,
1831, in Denmark. Came to Utah Oct. 5, 1867, C. C. Rich
company.

Married Caroline Rasmlne Rassmussen 1867, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Rasmus and Jensina Rassmussen of Den-
mark), who was born May 24, 1842. Their children: Caro-
line Rasmine b. Dec. 22. 1868, m. Solomon F. Kimball; Amelia
Pedernell b. March 20, 1870, m. Silas Hutching; Andrew
Peter b. Jan. 25, 1872, m. Emma Josephine Anderson; Carl
Richard b. Nov. 11, 1873, m. Moneta Johnson; Erastus Kruse
b. Feb 16, 1875, m. Lula Johnson; Zenas Kimberly b. May 24,
1878, m. Clara Williamson; Albert Frederick b. May 24, 1878,
m. Luella Lane; Sofus Alexander b. July 10. 1880; Rosena
Eleonora Andrea b. Jan. 22, 1882, m. Hugh Parks. Family
home Provo, Utah.

High priest missionary to Denmark 1893-95; ward teacher.
Road supervisor. Assisted in building woolen mills and
first jail at Provo. Farmer. Deceased.

FILLERUP, ANDREW PETER, JR. (son of Andrew Peter
Fillerup and Caroline R. Rassmussen). Born Jan. 25, 1872,
Provo, Utah.

Married Emma Josephine Anderson June 2, 1899, Salt
Lake City (daughter of Andrew Anderson and Cecilia Han-
sen of Lake View, Utah. Came to Utah 1883). She was
born May 10, 1874. Their children: Archie b. Feb. 27, 1900,
and Andrew Pedro b. April 20, 1903, died; Vivian Gertrude
b. Jan. 13, 1905; Delpha Valerie b. Feb. 23, 1911. Family
home Vineyard, Utah.

Elder. Farmer; dairyman.



FIIXMORE, NORMAN (son of Miland Fillmore and Jane
Shadbolt). Born March 1, 1848, in Waukesha county, Wis.
Came to Utah, John Smith company.

Married Eleanor Searle Dec. 31, 1867, Payson, Utah (daugh-
ter of Courtland Searle of New York state and Jerusha Hill
of Petersburg, N. H.). She was born March 30, 1852. Came to
Utah Oct. 21, i860. Their children: Jerusha Jane, b. Dec.
1, 1868, m. Walter Gardner; Norman b. Oct. 19, 1870, and
Millie Alameda b. Aug. 16, 1871, d. Infants; Rosa Eleanor b.
June 29, 1873, m. John Reese; m. David Curtis; Enes Estella
b March 3, 1875, m. Arden Elmer; Lillie May b. May 10, 1877,
m. James Mitchell; Mary Effle b. Aug. 29, 1879, d. infant;
Ada Agnes b. Dec. 2, 1881, m. James E. Blackburn; Clara
Viola b. Jan. 24, 1884, m. Clarence Christensen; Chloe Amanda
b. Aug. 23, 1886, m. Townsend Sampston; Orin Ezra b. Nov.
28 1889, m. Clara Ivie; Dora Maud b. April 18, 1891, m.
William Nebeker; Edith Pearl b. Aug. 26, 1894. Family
resided Payson and Richfield, Utah.

High priest; bishop Burrville. Utah; ward teacher. School
trustee, Salem, Utah. Farmer; merchant at Payson and
Burrville, Utah.

FINCH, WIL.L.IAM (son of Benjamin Finch of Tipton, Eng.).
Born March 1803. Came to Utah Oct. 1, 1854, Daniel Garn

Married Rebecca Woodall (daughter 1 of Joseph Woodall
and Mary Harrison), who was born Oct. 2, 1796. Their chil-



dren: Joseph b. Aug. 26, 1831, m. Jane Davis Feb. 8, 1855;
Benjamin, m. Fanny Mathews; Jane, m. Joseph Argyle;
William b. Aug. 19, 1837. m. Sarah Walker; Ann b. Aug. 6.
1839, m. Walter Weston; Maria died. Family home Bir-
mingham, Eng.

FINCH, JOSEPH (son of William Finch and Rebecca Wood-
all). Born Aug. 26, 1831, Birmingham, Eng.

Married Jane Davis Feb. 8, 1855, at Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of John T. Davis and Anna Burns, former ploner 1861,
Harrison Pratt company). She was born Feb. 14, 1834.
Their children: Maria b. Jan. 19, 1856, m. Theodora
Barmester; Jane b. March 26, 1858, m. Thomas Jarvls;
Rebecca D. b. Feb. 11, 1860, m. Ezra Robertson; Mary E.
Hanna b. May 8, 1862, m. Edward Heal; Joseph D. b. Aug.
2, 1864, m. Ruth Roach Dec. 30, 1885; Martha Helen b. June 1,
1867, .m. Stephen Standford; John W. D. b. Dec. 29, 1869, m.
Lizzie King:; Benjamin H. D. b. Jan. 3, 1872, m. Margret
Holm; Cloea b. March 16, 1874, m. Robert Snetten; Grace D.
b. July 11, 1876, died; James Douglas b. Jan. 15, 1879, m.
Augusta Anderson. Family home Spanish Fork, Utah.



FINCH, WH.L.IAM (son of Joseph Finch, born 1780, Wltlame,
Herefordshire, Eng., and Charlotte Freeman). Born May
19, 1819, at Witlame. Came to Utah 1853, Vincent Shurtliff
company.

Married Margarette Edwards 1840, who was born 1820,
Whitley, Eng. Their children: William b. 1845 and Rosetta
b. 1847, died; John b. 1849, m. Ellen Jenkins; Hyrum b. 1851,
m. Mary Ann Garbett; Sarah Ann b. 1854; Rossella, m.
Henry Burnette; Jane, m. Ephraim Williams.

Married Eliza Fowler 1862 (daughter of George Fowler
and Ellener Masefleld, former pioner with handcart com-
pany). Their children: William b. Feb. 2, 1866, m. Mary
Ellen Jesperson; m. Caroline Ethel Cole; Ephraim, m. Emma
Davis; Joseph, m. Alice Davis; Eliza Jane, m. John Draper;
Minnie, m. George Gourley; Charlotte; Charles; Edwin, m.
Geneva Page; Zella Noreen, m. Crlss C. Johnson. Family
home Goshen, Utah.

Settled at Pleasant Grove, Utah; moved to Goshen; presid-
ing elder Bend ward Goshen, Utah; missionary in England
eight years.

FINCH, WILLIAM, JR. (son of William Finch and Eliza
Fowler). Born Feb. 2, 1866, Goshen, Utah.

Married Mary Ellen Jesperson Oct. 10, 1888, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Hans Jesperson and Marinda Jepson, former
pioneer Oct. 5, 1854, Hans Peter Olsen company, latter, 1853,
John Forsgren company). She was born at Goshen, Utah.
Their children: Dorcas Ellen b. July 15, 1890; Levern b. Jan.
4, 1892; Eugene b. May 11, 1893; Leroy William b. Aug. 29,
1895; Rulon b. Jan. 20, 1898; Sarah Eliza b. April 23, 1900;
Edres Marinda b. Dec. 26, 1902; Gladys b. June 7, 1905. Fam-
ily home Goshen, Utah.

Married Caroline Ethel Cole May 23, 1906. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Gilbert G. Cole and Rosa Walsh), who was
born Jan. 27, 1880, Overton, Texas. Their children: Homer
b. May 11, 1907; John Mauris b. Nov. 16, 1908; Dora b. June
22, 1910. Willis Avery b. Nov. 20, 1912.

Member 15th quorum seventies; 2d assistant Sunday school
superintendent Goshen ward; missionary to southwestern
states 1902; 2d counselor to Bishop William Okelbery, later
1st counselor. President amusement committee. Justice of
peace four terms; school trustee.



FINDLAY, HUGH (son of James Findlay and Mary Boyed of
Scotland. Came to Utah 1855 and 1856, respectively). Born
June 9, 1822. Came to Utah 1855.

Married Mary Ellen Smith April 22, 1857, Salt Lake City,
President Young officiating (daughter of Arthur S. Smith
and Elizabeth Logue of Salt Lake City; pioneers October,
1854, James Brown company). She was born March 8, 1841,
Manchester, Eng. Came to Utah with parents. Their chil-
dren: Arthur S. b. Nov. 8, 1868, m. Elizabeth Ann Kearl;
Clara Jane b. July 23, 1860, d. aged 6; Brigham H. b. June
18, 1862, m. Anna Elizabeth Wilcox; James W. b. Feb. 29,



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