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(daughter of August Swanson of Sweden), who was born
July 5, 1880. Their children: James Glen b. 1901; Theodore
G. b. 1905. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Counselor in deacons quorum; recorder elders quorum;
Sunday school teacher. Publisher.

JAMES, \ nit \ II vil (son of Abraham James of Kentucky).
Born 1824. Came to Utah 1867, independent company.

Married Elizabeth Jane Ragsdale who came to Utah with
husband. Their children: Louise M. R. b. May 22, 1847, m.
William Powers; William Irvin, m. Emily Hale; Augustus,

m. Sarah ; Mary Jane, m. Nathan Huckleby; James

Marion; Margarett Elizabeth, m. Mr. Thompson; Martha Ann,
died; David, m. Julia .

Elder. Died 1882, Flagstaff, Arizona.

JAMES, DAVID, JR. (son of David James). Born Nov. 6,
1833, in England. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Jane Humphreys 1851, in England, who was born
Nov. 29, 1835. Their children: David W., m. Permelia Home;
Henry C., m. Clara Home; Mary A., m. Samuel O'Bray; Jen-
nette. m. Mark Spencer. Family home Salt Lake City.

Seventy; bishop in Cache county. Plumber and gas fit-
ter. Died April 27, 1909, at Salt Lake City.

JAMES, DAVID W (son of David James, Jr., and Jane
Humphreys). Born April 2, 1857, Draper. Utah.

Married Permelia Home Jan. 21, 1880, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Joseph Home and M. Isabella Hales of Salt
Lake City, pioneers October, 1847, John Taylor company).
She was born Dec. 9, 1856. Their children: Minnie H. b.
Oct. 12, 1880, m. L. T. Whitney; David W., Jr., b. May 27,
1883, m. Mabel Wills; Cornelia b. Nov. 29. 1888. m. H. L.
Mulliner; Frank b. Sept. 29, 1890; Marie b. June 1, 1894;
Louise b. Dec. 19, 1907.

Seventy. Plumber and gas fitter.

JAMES, JOSEPH (son of Thomas and Ann James of Pem-
brokeshire, South Wales). Born in 1798 in Pembrokeshire.
Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1854, Job Smith company.

Married Sarah John, 1834, in Pembrokeshire (daughter of
James John and Alice Sayse of Pembrokeshire, married in
1789 pioneers Sept. 24, 1854, Job Smith company). She was
born Aug. 10, 1801. Their children: Thomas John, m. Emma
Jones; Joseph, died. Family home 10th ward. Salt Lake City.

Farmer and stockraiser. Died Dec. 19, 1877.

JAMES, THOMAS JOHN (son of Joseph James and Sarah
John). Born Oct. 31, 1835, in Pembrokeshire. Came to
Utah Sept. 24, 1864. Job Smith company.

Married Emma Jones Feb. 28. 1858, Salt Lake endowment
house, Brigham. Young officiating (daughter of Edward
Jones of Manchester, Eng., pioneer 1852). She was born
Aug. 29. 1841. Only child: Thomas Edward b. Dec. 7, 1858.
Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Elizabeth Newton Nov. 18. 1864, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Newton and Elizabeth Blackburn of
Manchester, Eng.), who was born Dec. 12, 1844. Their chil-
dren: Thomas Alma b. Aug. 12. 1865, m. Maggie Pyme; James
Ammon b. Dec. 6, 1867, m. Olive Judd; Joseph Irwin b. Jan.
28, 1870. m. Martha Swaner; Elizabeth Amelia b. April 19,
1872, m. Amos Cardwell; Lilly Maria b. July 11, 1876. m.
Edward Harris; Sarah Alice b. Dec. 22, 1877. m. Brigham
Vincent; Hyrum Ernest b. Aug. 31. 1880, Ada b. July 28. 1882,
and Adam Samuel b. Dec. 28, 1883, all died. Family home.
Salt Lake.

Married Mary E. Taylor Aug-. 31. 1887. Logan, Utah
(daughter of Edward Taylor and Sarah Turner; first couple
married in 10th ward, Salt Lake City pioneers 1862). She
was born In 1864. Only child: Eva May b. Sept. 6, 1894.



Elder and high priest, 10th ward, Salt Lake City. Worked
on Salt Lake temple 16 months and public works for the
church about three years; head carpenter and wagon maker
for Brigham Young.

JAMES, JOSEPH. Born Feb. 26, 1830, at Halse, Denmark.
Came to Utah Sept. 30, 1854, David Jones company.

Married Sarah Holyoak Oct. 3, 1854 (daughter of George
Holyoak and Sarah Green; former pioneer Sept. 30, 1854,
Darwin Richardson company, latter died on plains en route).
She was born Aug. 4, 1835, and came to Utah with father.
Their children: Joseph H. b. Oct. 22, 1855. m. Elizabeth
Bloomfleld; William F. b. April 30, 1857, m. Julia E.
Whitehead; George R. b. May 4, 1859; Edward B. b. Dec. 11,
1860; Charles W. b. Sept. 9, 1862, m. Eveline Backer March
18, 1887; Sarah H. b. Sept. 20, 1864, m. Francis Rushton
Dec. 6, 1883; Mary E. b. June 17, 1866, m. Eleazer Jones Oct.
7, 1887; Abinidi b. March 28, 1869, m. Edith Bowers April 29,
1891; Frederick b. Feb. 22, 1873; Heber b. Dec. 24, 1874;
Hyrum R. b. Feb. 23, 1878; Harriot b. Jan. 14, 1881.

JAMES, WILLIAM F. (son of Joseph James and Sarah
Holyoak). Born April 30, 1857, at Ogden, Utah.

Married Julia E. Whitehead Sept. 5, 1877, St. George, Utah
(daughter of George Whitehead and Julia Morris), who was
born Feb. 19, 1860, Somersetshire, Eng. Their children:
William H. b. June 14, 1878; Julia R. b. Oct. 6, 1879; George
M. b. March 4, 1882; Clara b. Nov. 8, 1888; Lillian b. June 30,
1890; Evallne b. Feb, 14, 1892; Florence b. Nov. 8, 1894; Pearl
b. Nov. 8, 1896; Myrtle b. Nov. 8, 1898; Alfred b. Jan. 22, 1902;
Laura b. Oct. 22, 1903. Family home, Ogden.

President and manager of James Coal & Ice company and
the Pioneer Plate Ice plant.

JAMES, REES D. (son of Howell James, born April 3, 1816,
at Brecknockshire, and Mary Jones, born April 13, 1817, at
Carmarthenshire, South Wales). Born Dec. 31, 1842, at
Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. Came to Utah Sept. 5, 1866,
Captain White company.

Married Jane Hopla Feb. 3, 1873 (daughter of John Hopla
and Cathrine Edwards, pioneers Captain Stephenson com-
pany; married in 1845 at Pembrokeshire). She was born
Nov. 12. 1848. Their children: Harriet E. b. Dec. 14, 1873, m.
Robert Starling: Mary Ellen b. Nov. 20, 1875, m. Niels Peter
Larsen; David H. b. Jan. 22, 1877, m. Mary Ann Sorenson;
Howell b. July 19, 1883; Rees William b. Oct. 3, 1886; Jane
b. Dec. 6, 1888, m. William Roundy.

Choir and band leader. Constable. President East Bench
Water, Creamery and Canning company; director Spanish
Fork Co-op.

JAMES, SYLVESTER (son of Sherman James and Jane E.
Manning of Salt Lake City, pioneers in September, 1847,
Captain Eldredge company). Born March 1, 1835. Came to
Utah with parents.

Married Mary Perkins Jan. 31, 1865, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Franklin and Esther Perkins, pioneers 1848, A. Perkins
company). She was born April 6, 1840, in Grundy county.
Mo. Their children: William H. b. Oct. 28, 1866; Esther J.
b. Feb. 14, 1869, m. Henry Leggroan; Nellie b. April 28, 1870,
d. aged 16; Sylvester b. Feb. 12, 1874. and Albert S. b. Jan.
31, 1876. d. infants; Nettie b. July 29, 1877, m. Louis Leg-
groan; Mantssa b. May 8, 1881, and Mary b. June 14, 1885, d.
Infants. Family home, Salt Lake City.


JAMES, WILLIAM (son of Lee James of Eckington, Worces-
tershire, Eng.). Born in 1809 in Worcestershire. Frozen to
death in 1856 at last crossing of Sweetwater river, Wyo.,
on way to Utah.

Married Jane Haines 1836, Plnvin, Eng., who was born
Jan. 1, 1815, Bristol Hampton, Worcestershire, and came to
Utah Nov. 10, 1856, James G. Willie handcart company.
Their children: Sarah b. Aug. 13, 1837, m. Aaron Johnson;
Emma b. June 3, 1840, m. Lorenzo Johnson; Reuben b. June
15, 1842, m. Sarah B. Allen; Mary Ann b. Dec. 16, 1844, m.
Jabez Dangerfield; Martha b. June 8, 1846. m. Benjamin
Richmond; George b. June 16, 1849, m. Matilda Saunsasee,
m. Mary Elizabeth Wordsworth; John b. July 12, 1852, m.
Elizabeth Warner, m. Jenett McKinley; Janes b. Aug. 16,

1855. d. on ocean; William Maud b. May, 1862 (latter a son
of Mathew Maud and Jane Haines by a later marriage).
Family home Provo, Utah.

JAMES, REUBEN (son of William James and Jane Haines).
Born June 15, 1842, Plnvin, Eng. Came to Utah in 1856
with mother.

Married Sarah B. Allen Feb. 20, 1878. St. George. Utah
(daughter of William Allen, who died on plains). She was
born Feb. 24, 1835, and came to Utah in 1852.

High priest; pioneer to St. George. Badly frozen on the
plains. Farmer.

JAMES, GEORGE (son of William James and Jane Haines).
Born June 16. 1849, Plnvin, Eng. Came to Utah Nov. 10,

1856, with mother.

Married Matilda Sausasee in April, 1869, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Louis Saunsasee and Rebecca Fawcett of
Provo, Utah; pioneers 1850). She was born in 1852. Their
children: Estella b. March 26, , m. Warren Fenn; Albert,
m. Elizabeth Snyder; Louis, m. Annie Davis; Susie and
Emma, died.

Married Mary Elizabeth Wordsworth Sept. 23, 1883, Spring-
ville, Utah (daughter of William Wordsworth and Nancy
Ann Vance of Lehi, Utah; pioneers July 24, 1847, Brigham
Young company). She was born Feb. 9, 1854. Their chil-
dren: Glenn Lee b. Jan. 2, 1887; Annie Elizabeth b. Sept 20
1889, m. Earl Clark; Willis b. Feb. 14, 1892, m. Lorena
Carlson; Leo b. Aug. 8, 1894; Clarence b. Nov. 26, 1897;
Minnie b. Feb. 7, 1899. Family home Pleasant View, Utah.

Elder. Pioneer of Pleasant View in 1872. Teamster-
farmer and horticulturist.

JAMESON, CHARLES. Born in Scotland; came to Utah
1847, contingent Mormon Battalion company.

Married Mary Shadrick, who died while crossing plains
Their children: Julia Ann, m. Jehu Blackburn; Mary Ann,
m. James Hirers; Alexander; Lucinda, m. Hyrum Woolsey;
Susann, m. Jehu Blackburn; Margarett, David and Agesee,
died; Hyrum, m. Rhoda Foy; Charlotte, m. Mr. Hubbs.

Wounded at Hauns Mill massacre in Missouri and died
at Minersvllle, Utah.

JANES, JACOB (son of Joseph Janes and Elizabeth Cavil of
Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Eng.). Born Feb. 18 1844
Carston, Somersetshire, Eng. Came to Utah 1866, William
Henry Chipman company.

Married Mary Ann Harrison Jan. 11, 1869, Salt Lake En-
dowment House (daughter of Ralph Harrison and Mary
Jane Edmonds pioneers 1866, Joseph S. Rawlins company)
who was born July 2, 1847. Came to Utah with her parents
Their children: Allice Elizabeth, m. Frank W. Owen; Mary
Eliza, m. Alma L. Sargent; Jacob Ralph, m. Margaret Lav-
rina Jacobsen; Emily Louisa, m. William O. Dearley; Edith
Frances, m. Zachariah W. Israelsen; Susan Annie; Ruth
Ellen; Caroline Sarah, m. George F. Ellsworth; Joseph Cavil,
d. child; Clara Ann, m. Sargent A. Rice; Royal Benjamin;
Viola, d. child. Family home Hyrum, Utah.

Member 27th quorum seventies; president branch of Coal-
ville ward. Grass Creek, Summit stake. Worked on Salt
Lake tabernacle 1866. Engineer of mines at Grass Creek.
Worked on telegraph line from The Muddy to Green River,
1866, and on railroad in Echo Canyon.

JANNEY, THOMAS A. (son of James Janney and Maggie
Gillespie of Virginia). Born July 26, 1816, In Virginia. Came
to Utah in 1857.

Married Mary Anna Whittaker Aug. 14, 1868, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Isaac Whittaker and Sarah Hemison of
Salt Lake City, pioneers Oct. 14, 1850, Wilford Woodruff
company). She was born July 2, 1840. Their children: E.
M., m. Maggie Player; William H., m. Lou K. Gibson; Frank
G., m. Flower B. Player; George W. Family home, Salt
Lake City.

Bookkeeper and accountant. Died Dec. 15, 1881.

JANNET, E. M. (son of Thomas A. Janney and Mary Anna
Whittaker). Born June 21, 1860, Salt Lake City.

Married Maggie Player June 21, 1887, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Player and Nancy Hamer of Salt Lake
City). She was born In November, 1861. Their children:
Maggie b. June 11, 1888, m. William M. McDonald; E. b Aug
2, 1893; Vivian b. July 23, 1897. Family home, Salt Lake City.

City marshal; turnkey at state pentitentiary; detective
police force Salt Lake City.

JANSEN, JOHV A. (son of Johnsen Jansen of Norway).
Born Sept. 19, 1792, in Norway. Came to Utah In September,
1863, with the Dorius company.

Married Andrea Petersen in Norway (daughter of Amon
Petersen and Andrea Munsen, of Norway), who was born
March 3, 1829. Their children: Matilda, m. John G. Jorgen-
sen; Josephine, m. N. L. Christensen; Joseph Y., m. Margaret
Andersen; Maria, died; Amanda, m. Andrew C. Nelsen; Julia,
died; Amelia, m. Fred Christensen; Hannah, m. Hiram Brim-
hall; Anna, died. Family home Ephraim, Utah.

Member seventies; missionary to Norway. Sea captain;
farmer. Died June 6. 1872.

JARDINE, JAMES (son of Richard Jardine and Sarah Wil-
son of East Klllbride, Lanark, Scotland). Born May 6,
1819, East Killbride. Came to Utah Sept 16, 1859, Edward
Stevenson company.

Married Isabella White July 17, 1840, East Killbride.
Scotland (daughter of John White and Isabella Scott of
East Killbride), who was born June 14, 1822. Their chil-
dren: Isabel b. July 1, 1841, m. William Simpson; Sarah b.
June 1, 1843, d. July 29. 1851; Janie b. March 9, 1845, d.
July 19, 1846; Elizabeth b. Jan. 25, 1847, m. Charles Shum-
way; Richard F. b. Dec. 30, 1848, m. Luna Elsworth; Janie
b. July 21, 1851. d. Nov. 29, 1853; James b. Sept. 10, 1854.
d. Aug. 18, 1855; Mary b. June 22. 1856, m. Jacob Gibson;
Isadora b. April 21, 1858, m. Hyrum Thompson; Margaret
b. March 21, 1860, m. Thomas Moore; John b. March 19,
1863, d. Sept. 5. 1864; William H. b. Feb. 11, 1865, m. Geor-
gina L. Morrison. Family home Taylor ward, Utah.

Farmer. Died Aug. 7, 1891, West Weber, Utah.

JARDINE, WILLIAM H. (son of James Jardine and Isabella
White). Born Feb. 11, 1865, Wellsville, Utah.

Married Georgina L. Morrisen Feb. 11, 1885, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Jens Morrisen and Dorothy Larsen of Den-
mark), who was born Aug. 26, 1864. Their children: Minnie
I. b. Aug. 23, 1886; James E. b. Dec. 16, 1888, in. Ida R. Bar-



ton; Dorothy E. b. March 14, 1891; Margaret A. b. Sept.
21, 1894; Mary H. b. Dec. 20, 1896; Florence b. July 21, 1900;
William H. b. Aug. 11, 1906. Family home West Weber.

Member 64th quorum seventies; missionary to Central
states 1897-99; high priest; bishop's counselor; bishop Tay-
lor ward. Farmer.

JARDIJfE, JOHN (son of Richard Jardlne of Minnagaff,
Scotland, born 1792, and Sarah Wilson of Townhill, Scot-
land, born Aug. 2, 1786). Born Oct. 31, 1830, at Middlequar-
ter, Scotland. Came to Utah Sept. 17, 1859, Edward Steven-
son company.

Married Agnes Beveridge Aug. 15, 1851, Parkhead, Scot-
land (daughter of John Beveridge and Mary Burns of Park-
head), who was born May 29, 1829. Came to Utah with
husband. Their children: Sarah b. Dec. 7, 1854, m. Charles
Shumway Sept. 1874; John B. b. Nov. 24, 1856, m. Marinda
Homer Jan. 1, 1880; Richard H. b. Sept. 10, 1858, m. Emily
Homer Sept. 17, 1879; James B. b. Dec. 6, 1860, m. Annie S.
Heggie Sept. 17, 1884; Agnes B. b. March 23, 1863, m. Charles
Shumway Sept. 17, 1879; Mary B. b. April 1, 1865, m. Aim*
Jenson; William B. b. Dec. 17, 1867, m. Mary E. Fife. Fam-
ily home Wellsville, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Griffiths July 1884, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of John and Theo Griffiths), who was born July 23,
1866, Clarkston, Utah.

Acting bishop of Wellsville ward 1875-76; bishop of
Clarkston ward 1876-1902; patriarch. Farmer. Died Aug.

8, 1903, Clarkston, Utah.

JARDINE, JOHN B. (son of John Jardine and Agnes Bev-
eridge). Born Nov. 24, 1856, at St. Johns, 111. Came to Utah
Sept. 17, 1859, Edward Stevenson company.

Married Marinda Homer Jan. 1, 1880, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Russell K. Homer and Elija Thornton, Salt
Lake City, pioneers 1858, Russell K. Homer company).
She was born Jan. 18, 1861. Their children: John P. b. Jan.

9, 1881, m. Ellen Clark; Russell K. b. April 16, 1886, m.
Effle Clark; Lilly b. Nov. 19, 1889; Irene b. Sept. 24, 1892;
Leo b. June 8. 1895; William H. b. March 30, 1898; James
E. b. Feb. 9, 1900. Family home Clarkston, Utah.

School trustee. Farmer.

JARDINE, JAMES B. (son of John Jardine and Agnes
Beveridge). Born Dec. 6, 1860, at Wellsville, Utah.

Married Annie S. Heggie Sept. 17, 1884 (daughter of An-
drew W. Heggie and Annie T. Stewart; former came to
Utah 1860, handcart company). She was born Nov. 20,
1865. Their children: James b. June 2, 1885, m. Margaret
Buttars April 17, 1907; Annie b. Feb. 17, 1888. m. Herman
Thompson Dec. 11, 1907; Andrew b. Dec. 18, 1889; Agnes b.
March 6, 1892; Lottie b. Dec. B, 1894; Electa H. b. Sept. 25,
1896; Peru H. b. Oct. 26, 1898; John S. b. March 20, 1901;
La Reu b. Oct. 5, 1903. Family home Clarkston, Utah.

President deacons quorum 1877; home missionary 1877-
81; president of T. M. M. I. A. 1881-85; bishop of Trenton
ward 1885-88. Moved to Clarkston 1889; missionary to
Great Britain 1889-91; 1st assistant Sunday school super-
intendent; secretary of Sunday school; first counselor to
Samuel Roskelly high priests quorum Penson stake five
years; now president high priests quorum of Clarkston
ward; superintendent Sunday school at Clarkston ward two
years. Member Clarkston town board six years; justice of
peace four years; school trustee six years.

JASPERSEN, JENS. Born March 14, 1809, Jylew, Denmark.
Died 1854, on Missouri river while en route to Utah.

Married Maria Hansen. who was born Sept. 12, 1809.
Gaverslund, Denmark. Their children: Catherine; Hans;
Yearn. Family first resided Fort Ephraim, San Pete county:
moved to Provo, later to Goshen, Utah.

JASPERSEN, HANS (son of Jens Jaspersen and Maria Han-
sen). Born Aug. 5, 1843, Uhlan, Denmark. Came to Utah
Oct. B, 1854, Hans Peter Olsen company.

Married Marinda Christena Ipsen Nov. 6, 1864, Goshen,
Utah (daughter of Andrew and Christena Maria Ipsen;
former died on ocean 1853; latter came to Utah Sept. 30,
1853, John Forsgren company). Their children: Julia Maria
b. Dec. 5, 1865, m. Peter Okelberry Jan. 28, 1886; Marinda
Christena b. Feb. 22, 1868, m. Peter Peterson Dec. 20, 1892;
Mary Ellen b. Aug. 20. 1870 (d. Sept. 15, 1905), m. William
Finch Oct. 10, 1888; Lydia Catherine b. Feb. 6, 1873, m.
Alva Moore Feb. 3, 1897; Annie Matilda b. June 11, 1875,
m. Walter Manlove May 18, 1898; Minnie Margaret b. Jan.
28, 1878, m. Albert Manlove; Alma Hans b. April 16, 1881,
m. Rhoda Manlove May 11, 1904; James Andrew b. Jan. 1,
1884, d. March 18, 1884; Stephen Johnson b. June 28, 1885,
m. Emma Stark Nov. 2, 1910; Joseph Brigham b. March 24,
1889, d. Infant. Family home Goshen, Utah.

Married Laura A'ice Dean April 8, 1889 (daughter of
James and Esthr Dean of Virginia), widow of Jefferson
Horton whom she had married in Virginia Dec. 26, 1878.
To this union were born: Gastan S. b. Oct. 1, 1879, d. Nov.
18, 1884; James A. b. April 18, 1881, d. Nov. 13, 1884; Oscar
F. b. Oct. 8, 1882, m. Annie Thomas; Belva Ann b. Oct. 14,
1884, m. Edd Rudd. She was born March 29, 1857, In Vir-
ginia. Their children: Esther Jasperson b. Jan. 16, 1890,
d. March 8, 1910; Calvin Joseph b. Nov. 1, 1893; Dean b.
Sept. 18, 1896. Family resided at Virginia and Goshen,

High priest; seventy; assisted in bringing immigrants
to Utah 1864; assisted in the "move" South 1858. Pioneer
to Ephraim, Utah.

JEFFS, RICHARD. Born in England. Came to Utah 1862.
Captain Murdock company.

His child: William Walker, m. Emma Summers.

JEFFS, WILLIAM WALKER (son of Richard Jeffs). Born
in England. Came to Utah October, 1862, Captain Murdock
company. Married Emma Summers 1853, in England
(daughter of Richard and Ann Summers of England,
pioneers), who was born 1832. Their children: Arthur
James b. May 17, 1855, m. Lucinda Seely; Ephraim Rastus,
m. Miss Zabriskie; Elizabeth, m. Louis Buntz; Lorenzo, m.
Harriet Fauscott. Family home Manti, Utah.

Married David V. Bennett 1864. Manti, Utah. Their chil-
dren: Annie Jane, m. Fred Nicholas; Emma Rosetta, m. Riley
Pace. Family home Manti, Utah.

Seventy; president Staffordshire branch in England. Died
September, 1862, Laramie, Wyo.

JEFFS, ARTHUR JAMES (son of William Walker Jeffs and
Emma Summers). Born May 17, 1855, in England.

Married Lucinda Seely Dec. 12, 1876, Mt. Pleasant, Utah
(daughter of William Stewart Seely and Elizabeth DeHart
of Mt. Pleasant, pioneers Sept. 29, 1847, John Taylor com-
pany). She was born Nov. 1, 1859. Their children: William
Arthur b. March 12, 1878, m. Sarah A. Stott; Moroni Ray-
mond b. March 6, 1881, m. Merlie Bouldin; Emma Elizabeth
b. Oct. 24, 1883, m. Alford D. Dixon; Alice Seely b. Aug. 12.
1886; George Nephl b. April 5, 1889; Jimmie Clifford b. Jan.
26, 1891; Elmer b. Aug. 26, 1895; Ada Fay b. April 19, 1897;
Jella Lucinda b. Dec. 1, 1899; Dustin Valjane b. April 21,
1902. Family home Castle Dale, Utah.

Elder. Fruitgrower and stockraiser.

JEFFERIES, WILLIAM (son of William Jeffertes, born Oct.
20, 1808, and Lita Flower, born Feb. 19, 1804, of Somerset-
shire, Eng. married 1827). He was born March 8, 1831, at
Goodeaves, Somersetshire, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 23,
1861, with Ansel P. Harmon company.

Married Mary Frances Ould April 3, 1861 (daughter of
William Ould and Mary Fox, who was born May 29, 1840;
Mary Fox was a pioneer Sept. 23, 1861, with Joseph W.
Young company married 1830, at Lelant, Cornwall, Eng.).
Their children: William Ould b. Feb. 12, 1862, m. Emma Jane
Clark Feb. 19, 1885; Mary Frances b. Oct. 31, 1863, m. Joseph
R. Olsen, June 19, 1889; James Frederic b. Nov. 1, 1865;
Richard b. Nov. 29, 1867, m. Jane E. Rydalch, Nov. 26,
1890; Franklin b. Oct. 3. 1869; Lita b. Sept. 11. 1871; Matilda
b. April 28, 1873. m. Mahonri M. Stookey Sept. 24, 1896;
Frederic b. March 25, 1875; Albert b. Sept. 6, 1876, m. Maud
M. Boshard Sept. 11, 1901; Henry b. March 11, 1879, m. Edith
E. Cooley Sept. 10, 1902; Murray b. June 23, 1881, m. Martha
M. Hunter Jan. 21, 1903; Sarah b. Nov. 10, 1884. Family
home Grantsville, Utah.

Married Mary Fox March 17, 1865, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Richard Fox). She was born March 14, 1809,
at Lelant, Cornwall, Eng.

Settled at Grantsville, Tooele county. Tithing clerk 1861-
78; president elders' quorum 1864; member of bishopric
1869-73; chosen second counselor to Pres. Francis M. Lyman
Tooele stake 1877; superintendent Sunday schools of Tooele
stake 1882-88; member presidency high priests of Tooele
stake 1882-88. First postmaster 1866-78; city councilman;
mayor two terms, 1879 and 1881. Assisted In establishing
Grantsville Co-op, store March 1869. of which he was sec-
retary and treasurer, and in 1882 became manager.

JEXKINS, EVAN. Born June 22, 1817, Cowbridge, Glamor-
ganshire, South Wales. Came to Utah 1861, Homer Duncan

Married Ann Davis, who was born Feb. 8, 1823. Came to
Utah 1861, Homer Duncan independent company. Their chil-
dren: John, m. Mary Oviatt; Ann, m. John Steed; Moroni, m.
Martha Benson; William,, m. Margaret Jane Glover; Sarah
Ellen, died; Juliette, m. Lemuel Rice; Henry, m. Catharine
Rice; Mary, m. Will Smith; Margaret, m. Allie Lamb, David,
m. Mary Porter. Family home Farmington, Utah.

JENKINS, JOHN (son of Evan Jenkins and Ann Davis).
Born May 8, 1845, at Cowbridge, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Married Mary Oviatt Dec. 28, 1867, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Ira Oviatt and Ruth Bennett, pioneers 1851,
Independent company). She was born Feb. 1, 1850, at
Council Bluffs, Iowa. Their children: John F. b. Sept. 13,
1868. m. Mary Haskell March 17, 1890; William E. b. Sept.
14, 1870, m. Lena Weber October, 1901; Alice b. Sept. 28, 1872;
m. Chris. Christensen March 7, 1894; Eva b. Oct. 9, 1874, d.
Oct. 6, 1887; Lewis I. b. Jan. 4, 1877, m. Mary Ann Griffin
Dec. 16, 1898; Ruth b. Sept. 27, 1878: Edmund D. b. Sept. 2,
1880, m. Elvena Hansen March 27. 1902, Rosabel b. June 11,
1884, m. Leroy Sparks March 27, 1902; Rhoda b. Dec. 18, 1886,
d. May 11, 1889; Philip b. Dec. 15, 1889, m. Ida Haderlie,
Sept. 1912.

Married Ann Clarke at Salt Lake City (daughter of Amos
Clarke and Ann Johnston). She was born March 18, 1856.
Their children: John Henry b. Oct. 3, 1874, d. Jan. 30, 1875;
David Robert b. Jan. 18, 1876, and Sarah Ann (twins), b.
Jan. 18, 1876, d. infants; Mary Elizabeth b. July 30, 1877, d.
Infant; Sophora b. Nov. 25, 1879, m. Eli Hansen Dec. 19, 1902;
Junlus F. b. Sept. 28, 1881, m. Mary Ann Peterson March 24
1909; Ida b. July 21, 1884, m. Arthur Crookston June 6, 1906-
Stella b. Jan. 16, 1887, m. Carl Jorgensen Feb. 20, 1907;
George Edgar, d. infant: and Edna Almira b. Nov. 5. 1890, d
Infant; Lorin Amos b. Jan. 7, 1892; Archie A. b. May 1, 1894-
Veneta b. Sept. 23, 1896; Donald Thomas b. June 19, 1899;
Spencer Samuel b. Feb. 7, 1902.



Married Maria Jensen Oct. 12, 1882, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Hans and Maren Jensen), who was born Aug.
9, 1863, while parents were crossing the plains. Their chil-
dren: James Oliver b. Aug. 10, 1884, m. Maria Stevens July
20, 1904; Marian Lorena b. Nov. 16, 1886, d. child; Peter
Moroni b. March 19, 1889; John Raymond b. May 15, 1891;
Ann Olivia b. Oct. 2, 1893; Wilford Lorenza b. Nov. 12, 1895;
David Seymore b. May 13, 1898; Media Lucile b. May 28,
1900; Lavon b. Sept. 17, 1903; Burton b. Feb. 8, 1909. Family
home Newton, Utah.

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