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Eunice Effie b. April 12, 1889; Zlna Lang b. July 10, 1891;
Rhoda Alice b. Oct. 24, 1893; Sterling Iby b. March 6, 1896;
Ross Ronald b. April 6, 1900.

Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1855. Missionary
to New York 1869.

MAY, JAMES IRA (son of James May and Martha Allen).
Born Nov. 29, 1857, Bountiful, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Ann Henrie March 1, 1877. Salt Lake
City (daughter of Joseph Henrie and Susan Lasley), who
was born Nov. 2, 1859, at Bountiful, Utah. Their children:
James Henrie b. Feb. 6, 1881, m. Hadden Wood; Archeantus
b. Dec. 3, 1884; Ira Allen b. March 18, 1892; Joseph Andrew
b. April 20, 1897.

Missionary to southern states 1891 to 1893; bishop of Jack-
son ward; high priest.



MAYCOCK, JAMES. Born Feb. 22, 1778, in Warwickshire,
Eng., pioneer 1852.

Married Esther Berry (daughter of John Berry and Eliza-
beth Prew of Warwickshire), who was born 1797 In War-
wickshire. Their children: Ann; George; Elizabeth; Thomas,
m. Selara Payton; William; John, m. Helen Leslie; Amos
m. Mary Humphreys, m. Mary Jane Hurst. Family resided
at Warwickshire, St. Louis and North Ogden, Utah.

Farmer. Died Feb. 18, 1869, at North Ogden, Utah.

MAYCOCK, AMOS (son of James Maycock and Esther
Berry). Born May 1, 1836, Warwickshire. Came to Utah
with parents.

Married Mary Humphreys 1861 (daughter of George
Humphreys and Harriet Harding of England, pioneers Nov.
9. 1856, James Willie handcart company). She was born
March 21, 1841. Their children: Esther Ann b. Dec. 23,



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1861, m. Samuel S. Ferrln; James A. b. April 21, 1864, m.
Mary Ann Marshall; George H. b. April 4, 1866, m. Ruth
Evans, m. Elizabeth Parrott; John E. b. April 16, 1868, m.
Alice Marshall. Family home Pleasant View, Utah.

Married Mary Jane Hurst September, 1875, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of William Hurst and Susannah Webley of
Southampton, Engr., pioneers 1852, Captain Jepson com-
pany). She was born Nov. 7, 1838. Their children: Mary
Helen b. March 3, 1877; Emma Elizabeth b. Nov. 14, 1878, m.
William M. Wade; Susannah Vermeil b. Dec. 11, 1882, m.
David J. Johns.

Missionary to central states 1876-77; bishop of North
Ogden ward; member of Pleasant View bishopric. Member
of Young Express Co. Veteran Black Hawk and Walker
Indian wars. Was one of the rescuers of the "Frozen"
handcart company.

MATCOCK, JAMES AMOS (son of Amos Maycock and Mary
Humphreys). Born April, 1864, at North Ogden, Utah.

Married Mary Ann Marshall April 25, 1888, at Logan
(daughter of John Marshall and Elizabeth Joyce), who
was born Jan. 24, 1867. Their children: Ethel Maycock b.
Feb. 25, 1889; Rhoda b. May 21, 1890; Cyril A. b. March
27, 1892; Herman J. b. May 21, 1893; George B. b. Aug. 24,
1894; Nona b. Sept. 7, 1895; William M. b. Nov. 23, 1896;
Esther J. b. Nov. 22, 1897; Joseph W. b. Jan. 19, 1900; Laura
b. March 1, 1902; Merril C. and Mariam b. Jan. 22, 1904.

Ward teacher; Sunday school teacher; assistant super-
intendent Sunday school. School trustee. Fruit grower and
farmer. Died March 10, 1913.

MATCOCK. JOHN EDWIN (son of Amos Maycock and
Mary Humphreys). Born April 16, 1868, Pleasant View,
Utah.

Married Alice Marshall Aug. 25, 1897, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Marshall and Elizabeth Joyce of Pleas-
ant View, pioneers Aug. 20, 1868, Captain Roylance com-
pany). She was born July 19, 1874, died Aug. 1, 1910.
Their children: Amos Joyce b. Sept. 11, 1900; Marshall
Wright b. July 22, 1904. Family home Pleasant View, Utah.

Member 38th quorum seventies; missionary to eastern
states 1897-99. Teacher; farmer.

MATCOCK, JOHN (son of James Maycock and Esther
Berry of Warwickshire, Eng;.). Born in Warwickshire,
Eng. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Helen Leslie 1853 at Springville, Utah. She
was born May 2, 1836. Their children: George Henry, m.
Julia Guyman; Ann Elizabeth, m. Hyrum Groesbeck; Helen
Marilla, m. Romanzo A. Deal; John Berry, m. Tryphena
Crandall. Family home Springville, Utah.

Missionary to England. Farmer. Died Feb. 14, 1888.



MAYER, GEORGE:. Born 1805. Came to Utah Sept. 24,
1848, Heber C. Kimball company.

Married Ann Tost. Their children: Rachel Ann, m. George
Washington Brimhall; Catherine, m. Jack Blvens; Eliza-
beth, m. James H. Gllnes; Maria T., m. Leonard Smith;
Sarah Jane, m. James Manly; Dlantha, m. John Lollin;
Benjamin, died at Ponca, Neb.; George T., m. May Ann
Whitney. Family home. Salt Lake City.

She died and he married Mary L. Wilson.

Married Maria Cable. Their children: Samuel, m. Jula
Davis; Martha, m. Moslah Handcock; Flora Ann, m. Everett
Peck; Esther, m. Hosiah Handcock; John; Elizabeth, m.
George A. Wilkins. Family home Spanish Fork, Utah.

Married Freda Johnson. Only child: Abraham, died.

President 22d quorum seventies; missionary to Switzer-
land; patriarch. Farmer



MAYHKW, EI.IJAH (son of Elisha Mayhew and Abigail
Tibbets). Born April 15. 1807, at Levant, Penobscot, Me.
Came to Utah Sept. 9, 1853, Daniel Miller company.

Married Lydia Farnsworth Oct. 2, 1832, Shelbyville, Ind.
She was born 1808 and came to Utah Sept. 9, 1863. Their
children: Lucinda; Laurana; Otto Lyman; Austin Ship m.
Martha Walker; Elijah; Elisha; Caroline Abigail, m. Wash-
burn Chipman; Elijah Warren; Walter Franklin, m. Eliza
Breinholt.

Married Elizabeth Seeley February, 1857, at Salt Lake
City.

Married Sarah Toung Peck July 10, 1859, Salt Lake City.
She was born Oct. 8, 1834. Their children: Mary, m. Ferdi-
nand Nelson; Elijah; Sarah, m. Fred Meachum; Elizabeth,
m. James Astle; Charlotte; Grace.

Married Ann Rogers April 18, 1868, Salt Lake City. She
was born Aug. 3. 1883. Their children: Lydia Ann, m. Samuel
Kirk; Elisha Thomas, m. Miss Harper. Families resided
Pleasant Grove, Utah.

High priest; tithing clerk; ward clerk at Pleasant Grove,
Utah. County commissioner of Utah county: alderman
Pleasant Grove. Railroad man. Died Jan. 17, 1896.

MATHEW, OTTO LTMAN (son of Elijah Mayhew and Lydia
Farnsworth). Born Oct. 2, 1836, Edlnburg, Ind. Came to
Utah Sept. 9, 1853.

Missionary to Alabama 1881-82; high priest. City recorder.
Mail messenger. Farmer.



MAYHEW, AUSTIN SHIP (son of Elijah Mayhew and Lydia
Farnsworth). Born at Indianapolis, Ind. Came to Utah with
oxteam company.

Married Martha Jane Walker at Salt Lake City (daughter
of Hensen Walker and Sophrona Clark of Pleasant Grove,
Utah, pioneers 1847). She was born May 18, 1853. Their
children: Austin, Jr.; Elijah Walker b. July 11, 1871, m.
Rosetta White; Martha Medora, m. Benjamin Gibbons;
Berthenia, m. Rufus Stoddard; Cordelia, m. Hyrum Knight;
Ernest, d. infant; Caroline, m. Myron Lance; Walter Frank-
lin, m. Nellie May Abbott; Robert Ray; Luella, m. Joseph
Pedersen; Otto Benjamin; Shelby. Family home Giles,
Utah.

Elder; ward teacher; Sunday school teacher. Assisted In
bringing immigrants to Utah. Veteran Indian wars. Far-
mer;, stockraiser; mechanic. Died May 22, 1910, at Giles,
Utah.

MATHEW, ELIJAH W. (son of Austin Ship Mayhew and
Martha Jane Walker). Born July 11, 1871, Pleasant Grove,
Utah.

Married Rosetta White May 22, 1896, at Giles, Utah
(daughter of John C. White and Mary Ann Ingram, of Nephl
and Orderville, Utah, pioneers Sept. 20, 1853, Hyrum Claw-
son company). She was born Aug. 7, 1872. Their children:
Wayne Elijah b. March 13, 1897; Melvin Ray b. Nov. 28, 1899;
Burdett b. Dec. 3, 1901; Berney b. Aug. 22, 1903; Edna b.
March 30, 1905; Fay White b. Jan. 7, 1907; Dora Helen b. Feb.
19, 1909; Rosey May b. April 17, 1910; Lillie White b. Nov.
6, 1911.

High priest; ward teacher; Sunday school superintendent;
president T. M. M. I. A.; counselor to Bishop White. Post-
master at Giles, Utah. Now lives at Duchesne, Uinta county.
Farmer and stockraiser.



MAYJTES, JOHN A. (son of John A. Maynes and Jane Watson
of London, Eng., who came to Utah 1878). Born Oct. 28,
1859, Hull, Eng.

Married Selina J. Sabine March 16, 1882, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Sabine and Jane Holder), who was
born July 29, 1861, at Wiltshire, Eng., and came to Utah Sept.
2, 1868, with parents. Their children: John A. b. March 21,
1883; Albert J. b. July 27, 1884; Edith L. b. March 15, 1886,
m. Milton G. Wilson Nov. 27, 1907; Ernest E. b. Dec. 23,
1887, d. infant; Joseph S. b. July 23, 1889, d. infant; Frederick
W. b. Dec. 4, 1890; Dorothy J. b. Oct. 21, 1903. Family home,
Salt Lake City.

Manager and jewelry salesman.



MEAD, ORLANDO FISH. Came to Utah 1847, contingent
of Mormon Battalion.

Married Lydia Aby Presley (daughter of Joseph Presley
of Carthage, Mo., who died on the plains en route to Utah).
Their children: Anna E., m. T. Pratt; Zlna, m. Don Corbit,
m. Mike Conners; Kiszer, m. E. Dimlck; Emily Jane, m.
Nephl N. Perkins; Amanda, m. Samuel Montgomery, m.
John Thompson, m. Henry Checkett; Idonia, m. Heber
Thompson, m. James Dickens Fullmer; Orlando, m. Pheney
Davis; George, m. Sadie Thompson; Eleanor, d. Infant.
Family resided Spanish Fork and Price, Utah.

Guard In Indian troubles In Salt Lake Valley. Died Feb.
26, 1897, Price, Utah.



MECHAM, EDWARD (son of Joshua Mecham and Permelia
Chapman of New Hampshire). Born Feb. 22, 1802, in New
Hampshire. Came to Utah 1851, Morris Phelps company.

Married Irena Currier In Pennsylvania (daughter of John
Currier and Sallie Silver of New Hampshire). Their chil-
dren: Roxena, m. William F. Carter; Sallie Ann, m. William
F. Carter; Amasa Lyman, m. Emily Cobbley and Lorena
Boren.

Married Sophia Burris (Osman) May 1864, Provo, Utah.

Married Hannah Phillips at Provo, Utah (daughter of
Mathew Phillips of same place). Only child: Mathew, m.
Miss Phillips. Families resided Provo, Utah.

Seventy. Furniture dealer. Died July 31, 1895.

MECHAM, AMASA LTMAN (son of Edward Mecham and
Irena Currier). Born March 30. 1845, Nauvoo, 111. Came to
Utah October, 1851, Morris Phelps company.

Married Emily Cobbley Dec. 1866, Provo, Utah (daughter
of Thomas Cobbley and Sarah Smith of Pleasant Grove),
who was born Feb. 21, 1851. Their children: Edward C. b.
Dec. 15, 1867; Amasa Lyman, Jr., b. Feb. 21, 1870, m. Nettie
Ketah; Irene b. Aug. 16, 1872, m. Frank W. Crlsmon; Eugene
b. Aug. 1, 1875, died.

Married Lorena Boren (daughter of Colman Boren and
Malinda Keller of Provo, pioneers Oct. 1851). She was born
June 28, 1847, Mt. Pisgah, Iowa. Their children: Wells
Osmond, m. Rachel Hood; Emily, m. Dean McEwen; Alma,
m. Ava Rilla Hlatt, m. Mary Cook; Earl, m. Vera Burr;
Ethel; Amy. Families resided Provo, Utah.

High priest; member bishopric 17 years 1886-1901; Sunday
school superintendent. School trustee. Fruit grower.

MECHAM, EPHRAIM (son of Joshua Mecham and Permelia
Chapman). Born March 6, 1808, Canaan, Grafton county,
N. H. Came to Utah 1852, oxteam company.

Married Polly Derby Nov. 22, 1829, in Mercer county. Pa.
(daughter of John Derby and Sarah Currier), who was born
Aug. 13, 1813. Their children: Amos Mecham, d. infant;
Permelia, m. Daniel Bigelow; Lewis, m. Esther Herbert;



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Elvira, d. child; Emma, m. William Hill; Hyrum Moroni, m.
Sarah A. Stephens; Sarah Ann, d. child; Ephraim Don Carlos,
d. infant; Mary Henrietta, m. Miles Batty; Polly Celestta,
m. William Haws; John Albert, m. Rosella Ann Bigelow;
Adelia Vilate, m. Robert Glenn. Family home Wallsburg.
Utah.

Farmer and horticulturist. Died July 6, 1891.

MECHAM, LEWIS (son of Ephraim Mecham and Polly
Derby). Came to Utah 1862, oxteam company.

Married Vasta Johnson (daughter of Luke Johnson). Their
child: Lafayette (deceased), m. Sarah Ann Richens.

Married Ester Herbert. Their children: Luke R.; Polly
Esther; Orson; George Fayette, m. Ida Viola Boren; Emma
Naomi; Ephraim Liberty; Marquis Herbert; Mary; Gib Ami;
Burnet; Alice. Family home Wallsburg, Utah.

Seventy; second counselor to Bishop Fraghton at Walls-
burg, Utah. Veteran of the Black Hawk and the Walker
Indian wars, and also took part in the Johnston army
trouble. Farmer. Died Oct. 14, 1907.

MECHAM, GEORGE FAYETTE (son of Lewis Mecham and
Ester Herbert). Born April 5, 1875, Wallsburg, Utah.

Married Ida Viola Boren April 29, 1896, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Jasper Boren and Lucina Mecham,
Nauvoo, 111.), who was born March 5, 1878. Their children:
Arthur Fayette b. June 6, 1897; Amorie b. Sept. 5, 1898;
Dean b. Aug. 9, 1901; Erma V. b. June 26, 1903; Viola b.
April 26, 1907. Family home Wallsburg, Utah.

Elder. Farmer.



MECHAM, LEWIS (son of Joshua Mecham and Permelia
Chapman, Canaan, N. H.). Born Sept. 4. 1814, Canaan,
N. H. Came to Utah Oct. B. 1851, James Snow company.

Married Lydia Wells April 9, 1836, Mercer, Pa. (daughter
of Judah Wells and Temperance Mecham of Mercer, Pa., the
latter came to Utah Oct. 5, 1851). She was born Aug. 6,
1817. Their children: Emeline, m. Hyrum Sweet; Mosiah,
died; Margaret, m. Thomas Ross; Joshua Josiah, m. Donna
M. Mecham; Klmira Ann, m. Henry Meeks; Melissa, died;
Brlgham, m. Harriet Kirby; Lydia, m. James Herbert; Mar-
tha Jane, m. William Wall; Lewis, m. Agnes Hoover; Saman-
tha, m. Isaac Romanzo Faucett; Johnathan, m. Elizabeth
Duke; Judah, died; Sarah, m. George J. Duke. Family home
Provo, Utah.

Member of bodyguard of Joseph Smith. Wheelwright;
farmer; fruitgrower; nurseryman. Died March 22, 1895.

MECHAM, BRIGHAM (son of Lewis Mecham and Lydia
Wells). Born Nov. 24, 1847, Garden Grove, Decatur Co.,
Iowa. Came to Utah 1851.

Married Harriet Kirby Oct. 20, 1873, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Francis Kirby and Mary Le Carnier of Chan-
nel Islands. Isle of Jersey. Came to Utah 1860). She was
born Jan. 13, 1855. Their children: Mary Viola b. Dec. 2,
1874, m. Joseph Young; Harriet E. b. Oct. 22, 1876, m.
Ephraim Mecham; Ray b. Aug. 29, 1880, died; Roy b. Aug.
29, 1880, died; Lewis Walter b. Sept. 3, 1881, m. Pearl Ivie;
Francis b. Feb. 2, 1883, m. Alice Myler; Alice b. Nov. 4, 1886,
m. Robert Sweet; Brigham Warren b. May 25, 1889; Mar-
garet b. April 27, 1892, died; Albert Wells b. March 20,
1896; Herschell R. (adopted) b. May 7, 1898. Family home
Wallsburg, Utah.

High priest; bishop for two years at Rosehlll church of
Wallsburg; teacher and home missionary; 1865 stood guard
on Provo river and at Heber City. Veteran of Black Hawk
war. Farmer.

MECHAM, LEWIS (son of Lewis Mecham and Lydia Wells).
Born March 28, 1854, Provo. Utah.

Married Agnes Jane Hoover Nov. 28, 1878, Salt Lake
Endowment house (daughter of John W. Hoover, Sr., and
Mary Elizabeth Corsey of Provo, pioneers with oxteams).
She was born Dec. 8, 1860. Their children: Daisy b.
June 28, 1879, m. Gibson Condle; Mary Elizabeth b. Oct.
1, 1881, d. infant; William Whitmer b. Dec. 4, 1883; Elsie
May b. Feb. 27, 1886, m. Joseph Sweat; Lewis Otis b.
March 9. 1889; Joseph Smith b. Aug. 12, 1891; Ferris Earl
b. Nov. 20. 1893; Agnes b. April 13, 1896; Joshua b. Feb.
13, 1899; Lynn b. July 11, 1901. Family resided Provo and
Wallsburg, Utah.

Elder; ward and Sunday school teacher. Farmer. Died
March 29, 1910, Wallsburg, Utah.

MECHAM, WILLIAM WHITMER (son of Lewis Mecham
and Agnes Jane Hoover). Born Dec. 4, 1883, Provo. Utah.
Deacon. Farmer.



MEEKS, PRIDDY (son of Athe Meeks and Margaret Snead
of Greeneville, S. C.). Born Aug. 29, 1795, Greenevllle.
Came to Utah Oct. 2, 1847, Jedediah M. Grant company.

Married Mary Bartlett March. 1815. She died in Spen-
cer county, Ind., 1824. Their children: Lovin b. March 7,
1816, d. 1851; Eliza b. Dec. 10, 1817, d. 1825; Athe b. Oct. 4,
1819; Elizabeth b. July 2, 1823.

Married Sarah Mahurin (Smith) Dec. 24, 1826 (daughter
of Steven Mahurin and Sarah Meeks), who was born Dec.
12, 1802, and came to Utah with husband. Their children:
Susan Smith (adopted) b. May 30, 1819, m. O. B. Adams;
Mary Jane b. Sept. 29, 1827; Steven Mahurin b. March 30,
1830; Huldah b. Aug. 17, 1833; Margaret Jane b. May 8,
1838, m. Samuel Hamilton; Sarah Angeline b. Nov. 9, 1845.

Married Mary Jane McCleve Nov. 13, 1856, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John McCleve and Nancy Jane McGov-



ern, who came to Utah, Daniel D. McArthur company
married at Belfast, Ireland). She was born Aug. 21, 1842,
Belfast, Ireland. Their children: Joseph b. Dec. 13, 1857,
m. Mary Ellen Dorrity April 20, 1879; Nancy b. Aug. 12,
1859, m. Jerome Asay; Hyrum b. Oct. 4, 1861, m. Patience
Maria Hardy; John Priddy b. Sept. 29, 1863, died; Sarah
Deseret b. Dec. 9, 1864, m. J. B. Morris; Mary Ellen b.
Jan. 31, 1867, m. Josiah M. Hoyt; Heber Jesse b. May 9,
3869, m. Clara Bowers; Charles Mason b. March 31, 1872,
died; Elizabeth Dalton b. March 31, 1874, m. Norman P.
Fackrell; Alfred Randall b. May 13, 1877, m. Linda Cov-
ington.

MEEKS, JOSEPH (son of Priddy Meeks and Mary Jane
McCleve). Born Dec. 13, 1857, Parowan, Utah.

Married Mary Ellen Dorrity at Leeds, Washington Co.,
Utah, April 20, 1879 (daughter of James Bruse Dorrity and
Amanda Jane Lee, who came to Utah In 1857 with William
Moody company). She was born Sept. 21, 1861, Gunnison,
Utah. Their children: Elsie b. March 16, 1880, m. Wilford
Albert Halladay April 6, 1897; Ellen Amanda b. Dec. 11,
1881, m. Edgar Pierce Fullmer March 29, 1897; Sarah Susan
b. Nov. 25, 1883, m. Wilford Rynearson Feb. 19, 1904; Ida
b. Feb. 15, 1887, m. John Bolker May 1, 1908; Joseph Priddy
b. Aug. 18, 1889; James Orson b. Dec. 15, 1891. Family home
Leeds, Washington Co.. Utah.

Second counselor in bishoporic, Circleville ward, Pan-
guitch stake 1894; stake superintendent of Sabbath school,
Kanab stake, 1888-93. Commissioner Kane county 1891;
justice of the peace seven years; school trustee for nine
years. President of Y. M. M. I. A. Chief probation officer
for Plute Co., Utah.

MEEKS, HYRUM SMITH (son of Priddy Meeks and Mary
Jane McCleve). He was born Oct. 4, 1861, St. George,
Utah.

Married Patience Hardy Feb. 21, 1882, Salt Lake City,
Utah (daughter of Lewis O. and Clarinda Jane Doffelmyre,
Ogden, Utah), who was born May 12, 1864. Their children:
Hyrum b. July 2, 1883, d. child; Alfred James b. Aug. 31,
1885, m. Zilpha Caroline Wall; Belle B. b. May 9, 1888; Ora
b. April 25, 1892, d. 1898; Virde b. May 29, 1894; Ida May b.
May 8, 1903; Zara Thelda b. Dec. 12, 1905. Family home
Jensen, Utah.

Elder; ward teacher. Marshal; deputy sheriff; super-
visor of roads and watermaster two years, Vernal, Utah.
Vice-president of Farmer Burns bench irrigation company
and Jensen Irrigation company.



MEEKS, WILLIAM. Born 1815, Spencer county, Ind. Came
to Utah 1852, Captain Nisonger company.

Married Mary Elizabeth Rhodes (daughter of George),
who was born 1818. Their children: Harvey b. April 9,
1838, m. Catherine Dowle; Henry b. Jan. 1840, m. Ann
Mecham; Elizabeth b. June 1841, m. Jared Bullock; May
Annie b. Nov. 23. 1844, m. William Cummings; William b.
1846, m. Sarah Gardner; Joseph b. 1848, m. Vilate Burgess;
Mary Jane b. 1850, m. James Pierce; Mary Melissa b. 1856,
m. Willard Snow; Mary Louisa b. Aug. 23, 1859, m. James
Gardner. Family home Provo, Utah.



MEGUIRE, WILLIAM WELLS (son of Thomas and Catherine
Meguire, of Chester county. Pa.). Born June 25, 1809,
Chester county. Came to Utah 1852, Captain Curtis com-
pany.

Married Charlotte Dec. 10, 1828, Chester county, Pa.

She was born Nov. 22, 1803. Their children: Catherine b.
Oct. 15, 1833, m. Alonzo Knight April 24, 1853; Julia Ann, m.
Mr. Dunn Feb. 11, 1855. Family home Plain City, Utah.

Seventy. Justice of peace; postmaster. School teacher.
Died Dec. 8, 1887.



MEIKLE, JAMES (son of William Meikle, Hamilton, Scotland,
and Margaret Jackson, born July 19, 1798, Cumbuslang,
Scotland married June 22. 1834). Born July 5, 1839, Hamil-
ton. Scotland. Came to Utah Sept. 28, 1856, Daniel D.
McArthur company.

Married Harriette Louisa Peacock Jan. 3, 1864 (daughter
of William and Phillis Hyam Peacock, pioneers 1865 mar-
ried Nov. 9. 1835, London, Eng.). She was born Nov. 10, 1837.
Their children: James Jackson b. Sept. 24, 1864, m. Malinda
Tidwell Feb. 23, 1888; Thomas William b. July 8, 1866, d.
Oct. 27. 1867; Robert Gilbert b. June 5, 1868, m. Sophia Mack
1894; Alfred William b. Jan. 30, 1870, m. Amelia Allen Feb.
23, 1893, d. June 21, 1911; Isabell Merrion b. Jan. 22,
1872, m. Foster J. Gordon Dec. 29, 1898; Samuel b. March 20,
1874, d. Dec. 29, 1874; Joseph Arthur b. Jan. 10, 1877, m.
Temperance Allen May 10, 1899; Harriette Louisa b. June 28,
1879. m. Samuel A. Gordon Feb. 27, 1901. Family home
Smlthfleld, Utah.

Married Lovlna Noble Oct. 17, 1872, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Noble and Mary Ann Waterhouse,
pioneers 1862), who was born March 23, 1839, Hartford,
Eng. Their children: Lavlna Prlscilla b. Sept. 25, 1873, m.
James Kirby 1898; Katy Violett b. Aug. 16, 1875, m. Wickliff
Ewlng June, 1904; Margaret Jessey b. Jan. 17, 1877, d. May 4,
1877; Zilpha b. June 3, 1879, m. Lindsey Lightfoot Jan. 12,
1899; Mamie Rebecca b. April 7, 1882, m. Carl Nielson June
B, 1902; Birdie b. Sept. 11, 1884, m. Frank Covey 1902.

Missionary to England and Scotland 1882-84; president
Birmingham conference, England; chairman old folks com-
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Smithfield, Utah. Member of the university land board two
years; county commissioner of Cache county two years;
water commissioner seven years. Member of Lieut. Gen.
James Furgeson's detachment Mormon Battalion; minute
man in Cache Valley under Major Thos. E. Ricks.

MEIKLE, JAMES JACKSON (son of James Melkle and
Harrlette Louisa Peacock). Born Sept. 24, 1864, Smlthfleld,
Cache Co., Utah.

Married Malinda Tldwell Feb. 23, 1888, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Peter and Sophronia Hatch Tldwell, the former
pioneer 1849), who was born Sept. 29, 1866, Smithfleld, Utah.
Their children: Clarence b. March 15, 1889; Rada b. July 14,
1891; Vivian b. May 11, 1898, d. Dec. 17, 1898; Jennie b.
Dec. 31, 1905.

Smlthfleld city councilman two years and mayor of Smith-
field four years; chairman of Cache county commissioners.



MEIKLEJOHJf, nOBF.RT (son of Peter Meiklejohn and
Jeannetta Wilson). Born March 10, 1812, Glasgow, Scot-
land. Came to Utah Oct. 24, 1855, Milo Andrus company.

Married Mary McLackan (daughter of Colin McLackan
and Agnes McCroon), who was born April 14, 1812. Their
children: Peter b. April 10, 1836, and Agnes b. March 15,
1838, died; Jeannetta b. April 13, 1840, m. Philip De La Mare
July 16, 1857; Mary b. July 29, 1842, m. John A. Smith
1864; Jean b. Feb. 13, 1845, m. John C. Shields Dec. 22,
1865; Catherine b. Aug. 16, 1851, died; Robert (adopted) b.
April 17, 1872, m. Elvenia. H. Hanks 1896. Family home
Tooele City, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Sanders Jan. 11, 1879, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Sanders and Elizabeth Gordon), who
was born Jan. 11, 1867, Salt Lake City. Their children:
Mary E. b. Nov. 17, 1879, died; Robert William b. Jan. 20,
1882; Arthur b. Nov. 8, 1884; Sarah b. Feb. 16, 1890, m.
George \V. Eddlns Jan. 3, 1912. Family home Tooele, Utah.



MEI.DRUM, GEORGE (son of John Meldrum and Agnes
Hean of Carlston, Forfarshire, Scotland). Born Aug. 24,
1830, Carlston, Scotland. Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1860. Ed-
ward Martin and Daniel Tyler handcart company.

Married Jane Barclay Jan. 17, 1848, Leslie, Scotland
(daughter of David and Jane Graham Barclay of Leslie).
She was born Nov. 22, 1825, and came to Utah Sept. 24.
1860, with the last handcart company. Their children: John
B. b. March 21, 1849, m. Sarah Forsythe (died), m. Adeline
Jones; David b. July 31, 1851, m. Etta Hooks; James Low
b. Aug. 5, 1853, m. Hannah Jane Haws; George b. April 21,
1856, m. Olive Penrod, m. Jane Richmond; William Barclay
b. Nov. 14, 1859, m. Minnie Harding; Thomas Alexander b.
Feb. 14, 1862, m. Jane Duke; Mary Jane, died; Margaret E.
b. Sept. 5, 1866 (died), m. Thomas Dryber; Joseph b. April
17, 1869, m. Sonoma Richmond. Family home Provo, Utah.

Member of quorum seventies; missionary to Edinburgh,
Scotland. 1877-79, and to Shetland Islands 1880; second
counselor to Bishop John Edge Booth for 20 years, fourth
ward. Interested in Provo Woolen Mills, East and West
Company operative stores and other mercantile companies;
shoemaker; farmer; fruitgrower.

MELDRUM, JAMES LOWE (son of George Meldrum and
Jane Barcley). Born Aug. 5, 1853, in Leslie, Scotland. Came
to Utah Sept. 24, 1860, Edward Martin and Daniel Tyler com-
pany.

Married Jane Hannah Haws Aug. 6, 1873, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Wallace Haws, pioneer 1848, and Bar-
bara B. Mills of Provo). She was born in 1852. Their chil-
dren: James, died; Lillie May, m. Frank Sackett; Elmer
Cornelius; Nellie, m. Owen Hull; George; Donald Wesley
(died), m. Sarah Moore; G. Gilbert; Effle; Calvin; Fleta; Ver-
nal. Family home Provo, Utah.

Elder. County fruit tree inspector 1903-05; supervisor



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