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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



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C.; Peter C. ; Alma; Caroline Cecelia. Family home Mt.
Pleasant, Utah.

Married Kisten Jensen Jan. 15, 1866, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Soren Jensen and Mary Christensen of Barimer,
Denmark). She was born March 27, 1844. Their children:
Anna Kistena; Judith Cecelia; Hans Peter; James Christian;
Mary Boletta; Nilsine Sorine; Joseph; John Frank; Hyrum
C.; Ella S.; Wilford M.; Stella L. Families resided at Fair-
view and Milburn, Utah.

Member bishopric; seventy; teacher. Marshal at Fair-
view. Farmer.



,n;\si:V. SOREN (son of Jense Peter Sorenson, born Sept.
23, 1809, Hvirring, Denmark, and Anna Kjerstine Jenson,
born 1807, Honum married 1834). Born June 14, 1838,
Hvirring, Denmark. Came to Utah 1860, last handcart
company.

Married Elma Peterson, who was born 1824 in Sweden.
Their children: Soren b. Sept. 22, 1861, died; Elna Annie
b. March 9, 1863, m. Severen Nelson; Kjerstine b. May 25,
1869, d. July 30, 1878.

Married Kjerstine Rasmusen March 9, 1867, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Rasmus Hansen). She was born March
22, 1837, in Denmark. Their children: Joseph Erastus b.
April 21, 1868, m. Grace Horton; Kaermtha Mora b. Aug.
6, 1870, died; Jense Peter b. March 9, 1872, died; Jense Jule
b. Dec. 25, 1873, m. Seela Wilden; Nephi U. C. S. b. Feb.
16, 1876, m. Margaret Smith; Alma Christian b. April 6,
1879.

Married Karen Jullusen April 18, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Julius Peterson), who was born Nov. 28,
1836, in Denmark; died Dec. 1906. Their children: Hyrum
Julius b. M.-.rch 13, 1869, m. Bodil Jensen; Nelse Peter b.
Oct. 11. 1870, d. 1885; Brigham Miles b. Nov. 20, 1872, m.
Kate Samars; Caroline Elizabeth b. Dec. 9, 1874, m. Alma
Squires; Julie R. b. Nov. 15, 1876; Daniel Christian b. Sept.
2, 1879, m. Adella Decker.

Married Ann Johanna Jensen Sept. 12, 1878, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Henry Jensen, came to Utah 1878).
She was born April 29, 1855, In Denmark, died Sept. 11,
1883. Their children: Katerina Kristena b. July 10, 1879,
m. Andrew Jackson Stephens; Sarah Myriah b. Sept. 24,
1880; Anne Christina b. Jan. 23, 1883, d. 1883.

Married Petrea Cathrina Hansen Feb. 21, 1884, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Hans Peter Hansen, born 1817, and
Margreta Christena Kirstine Kofoed, born March 16, 1825
married In 1848; former came to Utah with William Chris-
tensen company). She was born April 3, 1859, Bornholm,
Denmark. Their children: Petrea b. Oct. 13, 1886, d. infant;
Ann Margaret b. May 6, 1888; Soren M. b. May 8, 1890;
Morgan Moroni b. Aug. 23, 1894; Mary Grace b. May 23,
1896.

Missionary to Denmark 1876-78; high priest; settled in
Salt Lake City 1860; worked on tabernacle three years,
joining together the circular arch supporting the roof
at both ends of the building; built tithing house and
relief room at St. Johns, Ariz. Moved to Mancos, Colo., and
remained there 25 years. Farmer and carpenter.



JENSEN, SOREST. Born May 6, 1810, Torse, Hjorring amt,
Denmark. Came to Utah 1854, Captain Olsen company.

Married Kistina Maria Jensen 1834 (daughter of Jens
Jensen and Mette Johana Madsen of Torse, Denmark).
She was born July 26, 1812, d. Nov. 1891. Their children:
Jens Christian and Andrew Peter, died; Petrea b. March
5, 1840, m. John Chester Hitchcock; Nettle Maria, m. Ole
Olsen; Henry Godfredt, m. Stina Nielson Skow; Peter.
Family home, Ephraim, Utah.

Elder. Farmer. Died 1906 at St. Joseph, Mo.



JENSEN, SOREN PETER (son of Jens Pedersen and Maren
Sorensdatter of Glimsholt, Ugilt Sogn, Denmark). Born
Oct. 30, 1836, at Glimsholt, Denmark. Came to Utah July
14, 1877.

Married Kirsten Marie Christensen Oct. 24, 1862, Ugilt
Church, Ugilt Sogn, Denmark (daughter of Christen Chris-
tensen and Inger Jensdatter of Horsevad, Ugilt Sogn came
to Utah July 14, 1877). She was born Nov. 24, 1834. Their
children: James Christian, m. Joannah E. Jennings;
Charles, m. Lettie Christensen; Martin, died: Anders Chris-
tian, d. child; Inger Marie, and Soren ,Peter, d. infants;
Andrew Christian, m. Emma Lefgren. Family home Levan,
Utah.

High priest. County selectman in Denmark several
terms. Farmer. Died Jan. 15, 1905, Levan, Utah.



JENSEN, THOMAS CHRISTIAN (son of Christen Kyer and
Maren Mickelsen). Born Jan. 16, 1818, Jersley, Hjorring
amt, Denmark. Came to Utah in November 1866, Captain
Lowry oxteam company.

Married Karen Marie Iversen in 1842, Vreislev, Den-
mark (daughter of Iver and Maren Hansen), who was
born Jan. 12, 1817. Their children: Marie b. June 12, 1842;
Mary Ann b. April 1844; Jens Iver b. Aug. 8, 1846; Mlcallne
b. in Nov. 1848; Stena b. Aug. 4, 1853; Christian Julius
b. July 1, 1855; Niels Peter b. in Dec. 1856; Mathilda b.
in Feb. 1858. Family home Elsinore, Utah.

Elder. Brass molder and mechanic. Died July 6, 1903.



JENSEN, JENS IVER (son of Thomas Christian Jensen
and Karen Marie Iversen). Born Aug. 8, 1846, Jerslev,
Hjorring amt, Denmark. Came to Utah Oct. 6, 1867, Captain
Rice oxteam company.

Married Ingar Nielsen Sondergaard May 24. 1867, Aal-
borg, Denmark (daughter of Jens Nielsen Sondergaard
and Karen Madsen of Vorsaa, Hjorring amt, Denmark),
She was born Feb. 17, 1845, and came to Utah with hus-
band in 1867. Their children: James Iver b. Nov. 25, 1868,
d. April 30, 1879; Dr. Charles b. Dec. 21, 1870, m. Sarah
Peterson; Daniel P. b. Sept. 1, 1872, m. Mathilda Lee;
Carolina, died; Walter b. July 14, 1S77, m. Elizabeth Syl-
vester; Emma b. in June, 1879, m. Dr. H. Z. Lund; Wil-
helmina b. April 16, 1883, m. F. H. Gunn; Clementina b.
April 14, 1885, m. Dr. J. W. Hagen. Family home Elsinore,
Utah.

Married Inger Anna Christiansen Oct. 24, 1883, Salt Lake
City (daughter of C. Christiansen and Anna Klrstlna Jen-
sen), who was born April 23, 1857, Hormestad, Denmark.
Their children: Hannah, died; Sarah b. June 21, 1888;
Oscar b. Jan. 4, 1893.

Missionary to Denmark twice; bishop of Elsinore ward
1887-1911; patriarch. Superintendent of Elsinore Co-op,
about 25 years.

JENSEN, CHRISTIAN JULIUS (son of Thomas Christian
Jensen and Karen Marie Iversen). Born July 1, 1856,
Soby, Denmark. Came to Utah with parents.

Married Zionlena Smith in Jan. 1875, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Ralph Smith and Sophia Hansen of Kolding,
Denmark, pioneers 1862, San Pete ox team company). She
was born Feb. 16, 1856, died Dec. 10, 1900. Their children:
Eva b. March 17, 1876; Elnora b. April 10, 1878; Zionlena
b. Dec. 6, 1881; Blanche b. Aug. 19, 1884; Afton b. June
15, 1892; Hope b. Sept. 4. 1896.

Married Anna Johanna Katter. Their children: Mar-
garet b. Dec. 9, 1907; Grace Louisa b. Sept. 19, 1912. Fami-
lies resided at Elsinore.

Elder. Farmer.



JENSON, JENS (son of Jens Knutson of Sweden). Born
Feb. 12, 1829, Felestad, Sweden. Came to Utah in 1867
with handcart company.

Married Cella Anderson in 1862, Salt Lake City, who
was born Dec. 28, 1832, Helsingborg, Sweden, and came
to Utah in 1860 with oxteam company. Their children:
Emma C. b. Sept. 23, 1863, m. Samuel W. Ceilings; Alice
M. b. May 4, 1865, m. Thomas A. Hunt; Joseph Henry b.
Aug. 23, 1867, m. Emmaline Hansen, m. Ellen Louise Ander-
son. Family home Monroe, Utah.

Missionary to Sweden 1879-81; high priest; ward teacher.
Early settler in Morgan and Sevier counties. Farmer.
Died July 2, 1900.

JENSON, JOSEPH HENRY (son of Jens Jenson and Cella
Anderson). Born Aug. 23. 1867, Round Valley, Utah.

Married Emmaline Hansen Nov. 6, 1890, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Jens -Hanson and Charlotte S. D. Peterson
of Denmark, pioneers Sept. 29, 1853, John Forsgren com-
pany). She was born Nov. 13, 1865, at Manti and died
April 12, 1904. Their children: Josephine b. Oct. 1, 1891;
Evan Henry b. Feb. 15. 1893; Charlotte b. Nov. 10, 1894;
Celta b. Feb. 22, 1896; Emmaline b. Dec. 29, 1897; Wilford
Wells b. July 21, 1900.

Married Ellen Louise Anderson Aug. 12, 1908, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Glaus Anderson and Sophia Anderson
of Sweden). She was born Dec. 31, 1879, in Sweden.
Their children: Sophia b. Oct. 20, 1909, d. May 27, 1910;
Glaus b. June 10, 1911, d. infant. Families resided at
Monroe, Utah.

Missionary to Sweden 1901-03; high priest; president and
clerk of 41st quorum seventies; bishop of Monroe North
ward 1904; president of deacons quorum; president of
teachers quorum. President of Monroe town board two
terms. President of Monroe Creamery Corporation. School
trustee six years. Farmer and stockraiser.



JENSON, LARS (son of Jons Jonson of Anderslb'f. Sweden).
Born Sept. 30, 1823, at Anderslof. Came to Utah 1866, Peter
Nebeker company.

Married Engar Andersen March, 1852, Ostra Torp, Sweden.
She was born Aug. 11, 1822, and came to Utah with hus-
band. Their children: James L.. m. Bertha Maria Carl-
son; Olof, m. Mary Francos Ralph; Nels, m. Minna Holm-
gren.

High priest. Stone mason and farmer. Died at family
home. Bear River City, Utah, Sept. 24, 1896.

JENSON OLOF (son of Lars Jensen and Engar Ander-
sen). Born Jan. 18, 1856, Ostra Torp, Sweden. Came to
Utah 1866, Peter Nebeker company.

Married Mary Frances Ralph May 22. 1876, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Thomas Ralph and Sarah Johnson of
Brigham City, Utah). She was born Feb. 15. 1857. Their
children: Sarah Irena b. Feb. 25, 1877, m. Hyrum Hogensen;
Olof Lionel b. Oct. 6, 1880, m. Henrietta Hudson; Viola
Sophia b. March 3. 1882, m. Nels Enoch Iversen; Ernest
Ralph b. Oct. 6, 1884, m. Leona Taylor; Orestes b. June 6,
1886, m. Amanda Johnson; Conrad Heber b. Oct. 16, 1890;
Myrtle Geneva b. Jan. 28, 1894. Family home, Bear River
City.

Member 68th quorum seventies; missionary to Sweden
1877-89; Sunday school superintendent 12 years. Farmer.



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JEPPESE1V, CHRISTIAN (son of Jeppe Jeppesen of Odense,
Denmark). Born Oct. 6, 1817. Came to Utah fall of 1867,
Captain Nelsen company.

Married Christina Orsted Christensen 1852, Nakskov,
Sjelland, Denmark (daughter of Niels Christensen and
Mary Hansen of Kublen, Sjelland). She was born April
16, 1807. Their children: Minnie b. Jan. 3, 1853, m. Thomas
H. Jones; Matina b. March 4, 1855, died.

Married Abelle Steffens 1863, Salt Lake City. She was
born in Nakskov, Sjelland, Denmark.

Married Hansena Nielson Jan. 22, 1867, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Hans and Mary Nielsen of Odense, Denmark).
She was born Feb. 11, 1850. Their children: Christian
b. Jan. 22, 1868, m. Adlie Christina Anderson; Nephi b.
Nov. 8, 1869, m. Minnie Jorgensen; Christina b. Oct. 24,
1871, died; Mary b. Dec. 7, 1873, died; Zina Johanna b.
Nov. 12, 1875, m. John B. Seamounto; Daniel b. Sept. 3,
1877, m. Pearl Loverridge: Ephraim b. Aug. 1, 1880, m.
Martha Selmon; Sarah Elizabeth b. March 2, 1882, m. Ben-
jamin Wride; Alfreda Jacobina b. Dec. 29, 1883, m. John
Collins. Families resided Lake View, Utah.

Ward teacher. Sailor; farmer; stockraiser. Died May
13, 1884, Lake View, Utah.

JEPPESEN, CHRISTIAN (son of Christian Jeppesen and
Hansena Nielsen). Born Jan. 22, 1868, Provo, Utah.

Married Adlie Christina Anderson July 1, 1903, Manti,
Utah (daughter of Andrew Anderson and Cecilia Gertrude
Pherson, Gothland, Sweden). She was born Dec. 4, 1870.
She came to Utah Nov. 17, 1883. Their children: Christian
Rhodes b. April 7, 1904; Geraldine Christina b. Aug. 25,
1905; Oden Cecil b. Aug. 12, 1907; Chrissie Lucile b. May
22, 1909; George Nephl b. June 15, 1910. Family home Lake
View, Utah.

Ward teacher; assistant Sunday school superintendent
Lake View. Farmer.



JEPPESEN, PETER NIELSEJf (son of Niels Jeppesen, born
Sept. 3, 1788, Vegersted, Denmark, and Marie Rasmussen,
born 1786, same place married Nov. 25, 1814). He was
born Sept. 19, 1816, Sigersted, Denmark. Came to Utah
1868, oxteam company .

Married Caroline Sophie Sorensen April 12, 1845 (daughter
of Soren Sigvardsen and Karen Sorensen, married June 11,
1819, In Denmark). She was born Sept. 28, 1822, Kirke
Hvalso, Denmark. Their children: Annie b. March 3, 1846,
m. A. P. Schow; Karen Marie b. Aug. 20, 1848, m. H. N.
Jeppesen; Sigvard b. Oct. 23, 1851; Niels Peter b. Aug. 2,
1854, m. Anne M. Jeppesen; Sophia b. May 2, 1857, m. Joseph
Ricks; Christian Peter Edward, d. on plains. Family home
Mantua, Utah.

JEPPESEN, NIELS PETER (son of Peter Nielsen Jeppesen
and Caroline Sophie Sorensen). Born Aug. 2, 1854, Hvalso,
Denmark. Came to Utah with parents.

Married Anna M. Jeppesen Jan. 25, 1876, Brigham City,
Utah (daughter of Rasmus N. Peppesen and Ellen Catherine
Ottosen, pioneers 1854). She was born June 9, 1860, Brig-
ham City, Utah. Their children: Niels P. b. June 17, 1877,
m. May Call (died), m. Luella Nelsen; Caroline Sophia b.
Nov. 21, 1S79, m. Anton Jensen; Albert Edward b. March
25, 1882, m. Emelia Ipson; Agnes Millicent b. July 27, 1884;
Oscar Arnold b. Nov. 10, 1886; Meda Christena Elizabeth
b. Feb. 11, 1889; William Wallace b. April 15, 1891; Evelyn
Catherine b. March 29, 1893; Ronald Olsen b. June 30, 1895;
Hazel Geneva b. Jan. 5, 1898. Family home Mantua, Utah.

Member 59th quorum seventies; high priest; missionary
to Scandinavia 1907-09. Justice of peace two terms; school
trustee three terms. First postmaster of Mantua. Director
and secretary Mantua Co-op, now owner of same. Director
in Mantua Land and Live Stock Company.



JEPSOBf, JAMES. Came to Utah 1849, oxteam company.

Married Eleanor Nightingale, who was born July 4, 1816,
and came to Utah 184S, with husband. Only child: Eleanor
b. Sept. 1, 1858, m. John Alfred Spendlove. Family home
Virgin City, Utah.

High priest; first counselor In bishopric of Virgin City
ward. Farmer. Died at Virgin City.



JEPSOJT, JAMES (son of Mlkel Jepson and Alice Headock
of Lancashire, Engr.). Born June 24, 1816, Artly Bridge,
Lancashire. Came to Utah 1852, ox team company.

Married Eleanor Nightingale June 27, 1838 (daughter
of Miles Nightingale and Lucy Thornly). She was born
July 4, 1816, and came to Utah with husband. Their
children: James, Jr., b. Oct. 13, 1854, m. Lucinda Stratton
Dec. 28, 1876; Mary Ellen b. Nov. 1851, m. M. M. Steele
April 1874; Eleanor b. Sept. 1, 1857, m. Estelvin Owens
Dec. 28, 1876, m. John Alfred Spendlove 1886. Family
home Virgin City, Utah.

Missionary to England 1841-42; first counselor to Bishop
John Parker, Virgin City 1865-81. Farmer. Died Sept.
1881 at Virgin City.

JEPSON, JAMES (son of James Jepson and Eleanor Night-
ingale). Born Oct. 13, 1854, Centerville, Utah.

Married Lucinda Stratton Dec. 28, 1876, Virgin City
(daughter of Anthony J. Stratton and Martha Jane Lane).
She was born Jan. 12, 1857, Cedar City, Utah. Their chil-
dren: James Anthony b. March 2, 1878, m. Louisa Cox Oct.
16, 1905: Martha b. May 12, 1880, m. John H. Hastings



Sept. 12, 1900; Mary Eleanor b. Oct. 18, 1881. m. Richard
Isom Sept. 12, 1905; Rozilpha b. July 27, 1883, m. George
Q. Knowlton Sept. 11, 1907; Lucy b. Sept. 21, 1886, m.
Calvin D. Barnum Sept. 16, 1909; Jesse N. b. April 21,
1888, m. Brenda Angell Dec. 27, 1910; Artemissla b. Feb.
19, 1893. Family home Virgin City, Utah.

President Y. M. M. I. A., Virgin City; first counselor to
Bishop John Parker 1881-83; second counselor to Bishop
Beebe 1899-1903; first counselor to Bishop Samuel Isom
1903-07; bishop of Virgin ward 1907-09. President Hurri-
cane Canal Company 1902-09.



JEREMY, THOMAS E. (son of Thomas Jeremy and Sarah
Evans of Carmarthenshire, South Wales). Born July
11, 1816, In South Wales. Came to Utah Oct. 28. 1849,
George A. Smith company.

Married Sarah Evans March 16, 1838, in South Wales.
She was born April 27, 1816. Their children: John, m.
Sarah Riley; Thomas E., Jr., m. Elizabeth W. Pettit; Han-
nah; Margaret; Esther, m. David L. Davis; Sarah, died;
Mary, died; Ann, m. Sarge Stenhouse; Eliza, m. Harvey
Hardy; Martha, m. Samuel Wallace; Francis, died. Family
home, Salt Lake City.

High priest; missionary to Wales. Farmer; gardener.
Died April 17, 1891, at Salt Lake City.

JEREMY, THOMAS E. (son of Thomas E. Jeremy and Sarah
Evans). Born Dec. 1, 1839, Carmarthenshire, South Wales,
Came to Utah with father.

Married Elizabeth W. Pettit Feb. 10, 1866, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Ethan Pettit and Margaret Ellsworth
of Long Island, N. Y.). She was born Sept. 27, 1846. Came
to Utah Sept. 1848 with Heber C. Kimball company. Their
children: Ethan J. b. April 17, 1869, m. Minnie Hodges;
Margaret A. b. July 27, 1872, m. Thomas I. Irvine; Chloe
b. May 28. 1875, m. Calvin Kempf; Mary O. b. Aug. 22,
1877, m. Grant Andrus; Stella W. b. July 23, 1879, m. William
B. Taylor; Emily b. April 27, 1881, m. Walter Wright;
Ernest L. b. Aug. 18, 1884, m. Vera Jamison. Family
home, Salt Lake City.

High priest. City councilman. Farmer.



JESSOP, RICHARD (son of Edward Jessop, born Aug. 9,
1806, Lincolnshire, Eng., and Frances Millward, born Sept.
30, 1800, Kirptown, Derbyshire, Eng.). Born May 3, 1838,
Stoke Rogford, Lincolnshire, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 10,
1862.

Married Mary Ellen Shaffer Nov. 26, 1863 (daughter of
Joseph Russel Shaffer and Gilead Taylor, pioneers Oct.
1853, Heber C. Kimball company). She was born Nov.
27, 1848. Came to Utah with her parents. Their children:
Richard Edward b. March 3, 1865. died; Mary Alice b.
April 18, 1867, m. James Greene Taylor March 31, 1886;
Joseph Smith b. Jan. 26, 1869, m. Martha Moore Yeates
Oct. 16, 1889; Louisa Frances b. April 29, 1871, m. Martin
Olson Jan. 22, 1890; Nephi b. July 36, 1873, died; Moroni
b. Nov. 3, 1874, m. Bertha Jackson June 24, 1903; Tessie
Geneva b. Dec. 6, 1881; Lilleth Ethel b. Sept. 13, 1884, m.
George Timothy Cummings, Jr., Oct. 4, 1902; Ellen b.
Nov. 29, 1887, m. Edmund J. Bailey Sept. 6, 1911; Gilead
b. July 29, 1889, m. William Daniel Saurey March 4, 1911.
Family home Millville, Utah.

Married Jenett Leronia Shaffer Nov. 26, 1873. Salt Lake
City (daughter of Joseph Russel Shaffer and Gilead Taylor,
pioneers Oct. 1853, Heber C. Kimball company). She was
born May 11, 1858, Cottonwood, Salt Lake county. Their
children: Sarah Cathrine b. Feb. 3, 1876, m. Joseph Graf-
ton Hovey, Jr., March 6, 1895; William Oscar b. Sept. 21,
1879. d. Dec. 13, 1897; George Henry b. Dec. 6, 1881, m.
Frances Stephens; Lester Russel b. June 1, 1887, m. Leone
Telford; Alma b. Feb. 10, 1889; Parley b: April 18. 1893;
Agnes Merle b. Jan. 7, 1895, m. Edward Hanson Feb. 13,
1913; Jenett b. Feb. 15, 1897.

Assisted in bringing company of Immigrants to Utah
1868. Stood guard during early Indian troubles. Presi-
dent and watermaster Providence and Millville Irrigation
Company; assisted in organizing in 1887 and served as
first president of Millville Stock and Agriculture Associa-
tion; an organizer of Millville Broom Company, and United
Order; president of the former 1878-81. Died March 13,
1899, at Millville, Utah.

JESSOP, JOSEPH SMITH (son of Richard Jessop and Mary
Ellen Shaffer). Born Jan. 25, 1869, Millville, Utah.

Married Martha Moore Yeates Oct. 16, 1889, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Frederick Yeates and Sarah Webb, former
came to Utah Sept. 21, 1867, Capt. Hofflnes company, latter
Oct. 1861, Mllo Andrus company). She was born July 8,
1871, at Millville. Their children: Sarah Genevleve b. Oct.
3, 1890; Joseph Lyman b. Feb. 10, 1892; Richard Seth b.
Jan. 22, 1894; Dowayne Neor b. Sept. 9, 1895; Violet b. Jan.
10, 1897; Ruby b. Dec. 9, 1898; Martha b. Sept. 24, 1900;
Vergel Yeates b. Oct. 31. 1902; Sylmar Green b. Nov. 25,
1904; Fawnetta b. Dec. 31, 1906; Millicent b. Nov. 20, 1908,
died; Fredrick M. b. April 20, 1910; John Mlllward b. March
19, 1912. Family home Millville, Utah.



JEX, WILLIAM (son of William Jex and Ann Ward of
Norfolk, Eng.). Born Sept. 6, 1831, Crostwick, Norfolk, Eng.
Came to Utah Sept. 30, 1854, Darwin Richardson company.
Married Eliza Goodson Feb. 22, 1864 (daughter of John
Goodson and Sarah Trexon), who was born Jan. 1, 1826, and



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came to Utah with husband. Their children: Sarah Ann
Trexon (adopted) b. April 1, 1851, m. Joshua Brockbank
March 7, 1868; Emma Eliza b. Oct. 11, 1855, m. Robert W.
McKell Feb. 28, 1876; Alice Velat b. Aug. 28. 1857, m.
Henry J. McKell Jan. 9, 1879; Rosetta Coreline b. March
30, 1859, m. Heber Robertson Dec. 18, 1880; Artemesla Jane
b. Oct. 6, 1860, m. Lars O. Lawrence May 13, 1880; Richard
Henry b. April 7, 1862, m. Ruth Jex Feb. 24, 1886; George
Hyrum b. Dec. 28, 1863, m. Burl Christena Larsen Jan. 31,
1889; Ann Melinda b. Sept. 25, 1865, m. Albert T. Money
Jan. 9, 1889; Hanna Eliza b. Oct. 6, 1867, m. Roswell Bradford
March 22, 1893; John William b. Oct. 5, 1867, m. Emily Hed-
quist March 22, 1893; Heber Charles b. Aug. 12, 1871, m.
Emeline Bird Dec. 23, 1898.

Married Jemima Cox Jan. 1865, Salt Lake City (daughter
of George Cox and Ann Elizabeth Newby), who was born
Jan. 15. 1836, in Leicestershire, Eng. Their children: George
William b. Dec. 3, 1865, d. Oct. 25, 1866; James Henry b.
Oct. 4, 1867, d. Jan. 3, 1879; Jemima Sophia b. Dec. 22, 1869,
d. Feb. 24, 1879; David Walter b. April 23, 1872, d. Jan. 3,
1885. Families resided at Spanish Fork, Utah.

Senior president 50th quorum seventies 20 years; high
priest; presided over Norwich conference 1885; missionary
to England 1883; presiding teacher Spanish Fork ward
several years. Worked on Salt Lake temple In 1854. Took
active part in early Indian troubles and in Echo Canyon
campaign 1857. Chosen to supervise the work of opening
up roads into canyons near Spanish Fork; had charge of
co-op, saw mill for a time; general watermaster 1861-62;
city councilman and school trustee, Spanish Fork. Assisted
financially in bringing immigrants to Utah in 1910. De-
scendants number 110 grandchildren and 59 great-grand-
children. Made patriarch 1912.



JOHANSON, CARL,. Came to Utah in 1862.

Married. His children: August, m. Christina Jorgensen;
Sophia, m. Mads Larsen. Family home Ephraim, Utah.

Had charge of co-operative sheep herd. Sheepman and
farmer. Died about 1872 at Ephraim, Utah.



JOHANSEN, LARS (son of Johan Christiansen and Kjersten
Mortensen of Orum, Veile amt, Denmark). Born Feb. 8,
1792. Came to Utah Oct. 5, 1854.

Married Anna Margreta Sorensen (daughter of Soren
Christensen and Cecelia Larsen), who was born May 12,
1797; came to Utah Oct. 5, 1854, H. P. Olsen company.
Their children: Soren b. March 28, 1821, m. Maria Frederick-
son Dec. 1854; Johannes b. Dec. 18, 1824, m. Anna Jorgensen
Oct. 19, 1850; Sesel Kjestine b. May 11, 1826, m. Jens Blak
1855; Chresten G. b. Dec. 17, 1828, m. Marie K. Sorensen
April 1, 1857; Christian J. b. March 21, 1831, m. Barbara J. D.
Olsen Oct. 30, 1853; Lauritz b. Jan. 25, 1834, m. Maria Thomp-
sen April 1, 1857; Mary b. Aug. 2, 1836, m. Chr. Willarsen
July 18, 1868. Family resided Spring City, Ephraim, Castle-
dale and Logan, Utah.

High priest. Settled at South Weber 1854, moved to
Ephraim 1858, and to Spring City 1862. Died in 1884, Spring
City, Utah.



JOHN, THOMAS (son of William John and Letitia Phillips
of Wood Roach parish, Pembrokeshire, Wales). Born Jan.
29, 1820. Came to Utah Oct. 17, 1862, Henry W. Miller
company.

Married Margaret Thomas July 14, 1840 (daughter of
William Thomas and Ann James), who was born Aug. 14,
1815; came to Utah with husband in 1862. Their children:
Phebe b. Dec. 18, 1838, m. James Cusworth; William b. Nov.
7, 1841, m. Sarah Ann Ashton; Charles b. April 21. 1843, m.
Elizabeth Williams; Ann b. Feb. 1, 1844, m. Edward W.
Smith; James b. Nov. 10, 1846, m. Hannah Abbott; Levi b.
Feb. 4, 1849, m. Mary Ann Hall; Henry b. Feb. 15, 1851, m.
Margaret Rees; Letitia b. April 6, 1853, m. William H.
Gibbs; Mary Jane b. Nov. 18, 1855. m. Joseph B. Hawkley.
Family resided Wellsville and Malad Valley, Utah.

Married Jane Green Oct. 28, 1872, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Thomas and Ann Green), who was born Nov. 8, 1819,
Preston, Eng.

Ward teacher; high councilor. Settled at Wellsville 1862,
moved to Malad Valley 1867. Planted first wheat on west
side of Malad river; helped found town of Portage.

JOHN, JAMES (son of Thomas John and Margaret Thomas).
Born Nov. 10, 1846, Mathry parish, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Married Hannah S. Abbott May 9, 1865, Wellsville, Utah
(daughter of Jacob Abbott), who was born at Council Bluffs,
Iowa. Their children: Thomas Jacob b. Aug. 27, 1866;
Mary Jane b. Oct. 19, 1867, m. Henry Parkinson Jan. 18,
1888; Martha Jane b. Oct. 17, 1869; Elizabeth b. Dec. 24,
1870, m. Frank Hall Jan. 18, 1888; Emily Ann b. Jan. 18,

1873, m. Edwin Vaughn July 4, 1889; Harriet b. Nov. 15,

1874, m. C. W. Hall; James b. Sept. 25, 1876; Angline b. Oct.
4, 1877, m. Joseph Olsen April 19, 1892; Sarah b. Feb. 21,
1879; Margaret S. b. May 13, 1880; David A. b. Jan. 18, 1883;
Letha b. Nov. 16, 1884, m. Samuel Smith Nov. 21, 1901; Rosella



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