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Provo-Olmstead county boulevard; planted first orchard in
Pleasant View ward; director of Timpanogos canal com-
pany; owner in Fawcett Field canal company. Railroad
tie and lumber business for 17 years; had charge of Hold-
away's sawmill and loggers in Spanish Fork canyon 1880-
82. Pioneer Glla, Ariz., 1882. Successful farmer and horti-
culturist Utah county.

MELDRUM, WILLIAM BARCLAY (son of George Meldrum
and Jane Barclay). Born Nov. 14, 1859. Came to Utah 1860
with parents.

Married Minnie S. Harding Aug. 29, 1894, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edward G. Harding and Sarah Ann Meeka
of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 26,
1874). She was born Aug. 22, 1872. Only child: Nellie
Irene Contaser (adopted) b. May 12, 1902. Family home
Provo, Utah.

High priest. Carpenter and builder.

drum and Jane Barclay). Born Feb. 14, 1862, Provo, Utah.

Married Jane Duke Feb. 16, 1887, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of Jonathan Oldham Duke, pioneer 1850, and Martha
Tompson, he of Derby and she of Oldham Parish, Eng.
married Dec. 3. 1855, at Provo). She was born Aug. 23,
1862. Their children: Emma b. Aug. 25, 1888; Thomas
Albert b. Sept. 3, 1890; Reed Duke b. Sept. 28, 1892; Walter
b. Oct. 11, 1894, d. July 17, 1895; Martha Jane b. Sept. 16.
1897; Ralph b. June 13, 1900. Family home Pleasant View,

Elder. Farmer and stockraiser; plasterer. Died May 9,

MF.I.I.F.X. JOHN (son of John Mellen and Ann Horrick of
Lancastershire, Eng.). Born Aug. 18, 1813, in Lancaster-
shire. Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1848, Brigham Young com-

Married Jane Ramsden 1836, Lancastershire, Eng. (daugh-
ter of James Ramsden and Catherine Lever of Lancaster-
shire). She was born Sept. 26, 1816. Their children: John
R., m. Julia Huntington; Jane, m. John Winegar; Wil-
liam, d. young; Alice, m. George W. Perkins; Joseph, m.
Martha Cumberland; Catherine Ann, m. Isaac Coon; Eliza-
beth, m. Richard Margetts; Mary, m. John F. Bouck; Sarah,
m. Fredrick Mitchell; Martha, m. Judith Howell. Family
home 16th ward. Salt Lake City.

Seventy; high priest. Stonemason. Died Feb. 16, 1896.

MELLEN, JOHN R. (son of John Mellen and Jane Rams-
den). Born May 27, 1838, Bolton, Eng.). Came to Utah
1848, Erastus Snow company.

Married Julia Huntington June 7, 1885, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Dimmick B. Huntington and Fannie M. Allen
of Watertown, N. Y., pioneers July 29, 1847, Capt. James
Brown's detachment of the Mormon Battalion). She was
born June 21, 1848. Only child: Theresia b. Nov. 23, 1887,
m. Martin Larson. Family home Pleasant Green, Utah.

Pony express rider. Veteran Black Hawk Indian war.
Miner; farmer and stockraiser.

MELLEN, JOSEPH H. (son of John Mellen and Jane Rams-
den). Born April 11, 1848, Winter Quarters, Neb. Came to
Utah with his parents.

Married Martha A. Cumberland in September, 1870, Salt
Lake City (daughter of Henry Cumberland and Elizabeth
Kelly of Salt Lake City). She was born Sept. 4, 1851. Their
children: John H. b. March 4, 1872, d. infant; Joseph W. b.
March 8, 1873, m. Estella Jacobson; Frank b. May 24, 1875,
m. Bessie Peterson; Edith J. b. Jan. 3, 1877, m. Edward A.
Morehouse; Elizabeth E. b. March 31, 1879, d. aged 17;
Clara b. Sept. 30, 1881, d. aged 25; Martha A. b. Jan. 27. 1884,
d. aged 2; Flora b. Jan. 22, 1886, m. Lewis F. Harris; Inez
L. b. June 1, 1893. Family home Salt Lake City, Utah.

Seventy. Contractor.

MELLEN, JOSEPH W. (son of Joseph H. Mellen and Martha
A Cumberland). Born March 8, 1873, Salt Lake City.

Married Estella M. Jacobson Sept. 14, 1898, Salt Lake
City, by Judge Bartch (daughter of Aaron Jacobson and
Ann M. Simons of Bountiful). She was born Nov. 29, 1876.
Their children: Ivy M. b. June 22, 1899; Harvey J. b. Dec.
13, 1900; Clyde L. b. March 8, 1909; Glen S. b. April 7, 1911.
Family home 19th ward, Salt Lake City.

General contractor.

MELLOR, JOHN (son of William Mellor and Ann Dilks of
Leicestershire, Eng.). Born 1811, in Leicestershire. Came
to Utah 1868.

Married Mary Fletcher in England (daughter of William
Fletcher and Mary Bellamy). Their children: John; Mary
Ann; William; Edwin Dilks; Sarah B. Family home,

Married Amy Bellamy (daughter of Charles Bellamy and
Ann Dilks), who was born in Leicestershire, Eng. Their
children: Sarah b. Jan. 9, 1848, m. Wilber Foss 1877; Wil-
liam b. Dec. 30, 1849; Amy b. Dec. 4, 1852, m. Amos Howe;
James b. April 27, 1856, died; Annie b. July 15, 1858, m.
Levl Brown; James Charles b. Nov. 8, 1860, died; Alice b.
July 15, 1861, died; Edwin James b. May 20, 1862, m. Mary
McBeemus; Elizabeth b. Aug. 19, 1864, died; Elizabeth Ann
b. Jan. 1, 1867, m. J. W. Duffln; Rachel Dilks b. Aug. 25,
1869; Albert Charles b. Feb. 4, 1873.

MELLOR, EDWIN JAMES (son of John Mellor and Amy
Bellamy). Born May 20, 1863, Leicestershire, Eng. Came to
Utah with parents.

Married Mary Martha McBeemus 1884, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George M. and Margerite McBeemus, pioneers
1858, among flrst settlers of Gunnison). She was born
Sept. 6, 1866. Their children: Diana Elizabeth; William
James; Amise Leone; Flossie Margerite. Family home Fay-
ette, Utah.

MEMMOTT, WILLIAM (son of Thomas Memmott, born 1789,
and Sarah Willden, born 1788, Aston, Yorkshire, Eng.). Born
July 11, 1813, Aston, Yorkshire. Came to Utah Sept. 12,
1861, Milo Andrus company.

Married Ann Wilson (daughter of James Wilson and
Martha Wilkinson), who was born Aug. 12, 1813. Their
children: Thomas b. Feb. 27, 1838, m. Emma Whitham April
12, 1857; Martha b. Oct. 21, 1839; James Wilson b. Feb. 25,
1841, m. Elizabeth Hopkins 1861; John William b. Dec. 3,
1845; William b. Oct. 4, 1847, m. Elizabeth Monroe Jan. 17,
1875; Samuel b. July 18, 1850, m. Mary Ann Monroe Jan. 26,
1873; Sarah Ann b. Nov. 6, 1856, m. Jacob Miller June 22,
1870. Family home Scipio, Millard Co., Utah.

High priest; president of elders' quorum, Scipio, Utah;
president of Deepcar and Rotherham branches, Sheffield
conference, England, three years. Justice of the peace,
Scipio precinct, two terms; postmaster of Scipio over 30

MEMMOTT, SAMUEL (son of William Memmott and Ann
Wilson). Born July 18, 1860.

Married Mary Ann Monroe Jan. 26, 1873, Scipio, Utah
(daughter of George Monroe and Margaret Sanders), who
was born April 16, 1853, Pentrabach, Merthyr Tidfll, Glamor-



ganshire, Wales. Their children: Niletta b. Dec. 4, 1873,
m. Henry W. Schutter Oct. I, 1894; Gilbert b. July 22, 1876;
Mary Edna b. Aug. 9, 1877, m. Silas H. Carman Sept. 12,
1900; Florence b. Aug. 28. 1881, m. Joseph Brenchley April
12, 1906; Robert Lyman b. March 1, 1884, m. Emma K. Peter-
son Oct. 18, 1905; Angus b. March 30, 1887; Lizzy b. June
27, 1889. Family home Scipio, Utah.

Married Alice Arilla Hutchinson (daughter of Jacob
Flynn Hutchinson, pioneer 1850, Edward Hunter company,
and Alice P. Wasden, pioneer 1859, Edward Stevenson con-
pany). She was born Jan. 17, 1866, Springville, Utah. Their
children: Ray Lincoln b. Sept. 20, 1902; Dorothy b. Oct. 9,
1903; Seymour Carl b. July 6, 1907; Samuel Paul b. July 29,
1909. Family home, Scipio.

High priest; high councilor in Millard stake; assistant
Sunday school superintendent; president of Y. M. M. I. A.
many times; ward teacher. School trustee; justice of the
peace. Veteran Indian war.

M. M. I. A. Onieda stake; ordained to Aaronlc priesthood;
first counselor to President Lewis S. Pond of Bannock stake,
Zion. Merchant. .Member 12th Idaho legislature; notary
public. School teacher. Farmer.

III:MII:MI\I,I,. THOMAS (son of Abraham Mendenhall.
born March 28. 1766, Mill Creek, Newcastle county, Del., and
Elizabeth Weils, born Dec. 15, 1778 married Jan. 4, 1798).
He was born March 10, 1806, Wilmington, Mercer county.
Came to Utah Sept. 15, 1852, David Wood company.

Married Mary Ann Synix, who was born Sept. 16, 1812,
and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Susannah
b. Sept. 26, 1834, m. Jacob Cloward; George Madison b.
Sept. 29, 1836, m. Celestia Ann Mecham; Lewis Henry b.
Sept. 26. 1838, m. Maria Gay; Edmund b. Sept. 29, 1841;
Thomas Jr. b. Feb. 18, 1844, m. Louisa Fleet; Elizabeth b. Feb.
1847. Family resided Spanish Fork, Utah, and Franklin,

Settler of Spanish Fork, Utah, and a pioneer of Franklin,
Idaho. Farmer and trader. Died 1S88, Dayton, Idaho.

denhall and Mary Ann Synix. Born Sept. 29, 1836, Wilming-
ton, Del.

Married Celestia Ann Mecham Sept. 28, 1867, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Moses Warthen Mecham and Elvira Derby), who
was born Sept. 12, 1848. Their children: Mary Elvira b. Sept.
3, 1S68, m. Nephl M. Perkins; George Madison b. Jan. 1,
1870; Valeria Jane b. Dec. 24, 1872; Thomas Leslie b. Sept.
24, 1874; Moses Leroy b. June 24, 1876; Arthur John b.
June 3, 1878, m. Olive Ann McCarrey; Estus Clinton b. Jan.
8, 1880; Effle Maria b. Oct. 7, 1S81; James Mecham b. Aug.
16, 1883, m. Effle C. Perkins; Lucina b. May 9, 1885; Elsie
Mecham b. June 9, 1887; Elmer Mecham b. Aug. 3, 1889;
Zella Mecham b. Sept. 21, 1S91; Willis b. Aug. 31, 1893.
Family home Dayton, Oneida county, Idaho.

Early settler at Spanish Fork, Utah, and at Dayton,
Idaho, In 1868. Minute man. Assisted in bringing immi-
grants to Utah.

MENDENHALL, ARTHUR JOHN (son of George Madison
Mendenhall and Celestia Ann Mecham). Born June 3, 1878,
Dayton. Idaho.

Married Olive Ann McCarrey Sept. 7, 1904, Logan, Utah
(daughter of William McCarrey, pioneer 1852 and Hannah
Melissa Hooper, pioneer 1859, Harlow Lev! Redfleld com-
pany). She was born Oct. 20, 1879, Richmond, Utah. Their
children: Fern McCarrey b. Sept. 18, 1905; Donna Mac
b. Oct. 29, 1906; Olive Me. b. July 6, 1908; Wilma Me. b.
Oct. 25, 1910; Arthur John b. Nov. 22. 1912. Family home
Richmond, Utah.

Assistant Sunday school superintendent, Dayton, Idaho;
ward clerk; missionary Oct. 28, 1899 to March 15, 1902.
Settled at Richmond May 18, 1906. Farmer.

MENDENHALL, THOMAS (son of Thomas Mendenhall and
Mary Ann Synix). Born Feb. 18, 1844, Nauvoo, 111. Came to
Utah with father.

Married Louisa Smart March 31, 1863, Franklin, Idaho
(daughter of Thomas Smart and Ann Hayter of Franklin,
pioneers Sept. 4, 1852). She was born Oct. 11, 1846. Their
children: Catherine Ann b. Dec. 29, 1863; Thomas George June
7, 1865; Mary Ann b. May 3, 1867, m. Samuel Webster; Rhoda
Kizlah b. July 25, 1S69. m. John Wilkinson; Susanna b.
Nov. 29, 1871, m. Elias W. Doney; William Henry b. Nov.
21, 1873. m. Naomi Herd Sept. 20, 1893; Lorin Matthew b.
March 18, 1876, m. Elvira Durrant; Ada Louisa b. Jan. 12,
1878, m. Samuel Webster; Ruby May b. Nov. 16, 1880, m.
George Handy; Nettle Pearl b. March 7, 1883, m. Alonzo
Handy; Leo b. April 7, 1886, m. Agnes Turner; Bert b.
July 4, 1888. Family home Franklin, Idaho.

Indian war veteran. Died March 21, 1909.

MENDENHALL. WILLIAM HENRY (son of Thomas Menden-
liall and Louisa Smart). Born Nov. 21, 1873, Preston, Idaho.

Married Naomi Herd Sept. 20, 1893, Logan, Utah (daughter
of James Herd and Grace Knowles, of Darwin, Eng., and
Franklin, Idaho; came to Utah Oct. 5, 1875). She was born
Oct. 29, 1S73. Their children: Vernon Herd b. April 5,
1898; Lovell James b. Aug. 21, 1899; William Thomas b
Feb. 26, 1901; Murat Herd b. July 18, 1902; Millen Herd b
Feb. 26, 1904; Naomi Herd b. Nov. 28, 1905; Ruth Herd b
Feb. 17, 1910; Elease Herd b. March 24, 1912. Family home
Thatcher, Idaho.

Member of seventy; missionary to Sandwich Islands:
bishop of Mound Valley ward, Oneida stake; second counselor
to Lewis S. Pond, Bannock stake; first counselor in the
stake presidency; counselor In the superintendency of Y.

MEIVDEIVHALL, WILLIAM (son of Abraham Mendenhall of
Brandywine Springs, Del, and Elizabeth Wells). He was
born April 8, 1815, Mill Creek Hundred, Newcastle county
Del. Came to Utah Sept. 18, 1852.

Married Sarah Lovell Feb. 21, 1838 (daughter of Richard
Lovell and Frances Sawdon), who was born March 12, 1818.
Their children: Mary Frances; Thomas Lovell; Abraham;
Richard Lovell b. Aug. 19. 1845, m. Catherine Boyer Dec. 5,
1870; John Elizabeth Wells; Sarah Mariah Lovell; William
Amasa; Hannah Matilda.

Pioneer to Springville, Utah. Sept. 26. 1852. Ordained elder
and seventy at the October conference 1842, at Nauvoo. 111.;
high priest Sept. 28, 1884, and patriarch April 14, 1901; mis-
sionary to eastern states; presiding teacher and superin-
tendent of Sunday school several years. Master mason;
contractor and builder; helped build first meeting house
and worked on the Mud Wall which was built around the
fort, one half mile square as a protection from Indians, at
Springville. Died June 5, 1906.

Sarah Lovell Mendenhall). Born Aug. 19, 1845, Nauvoo, 111.

Married Maria Catherine Boyer Dec. 5, 1870, Salt Lake City,
Utah (daughter of Augustus Sell Boyer, who died in Penn-
sylvania, and Catherine Houtz Boyer, latter a pioneer). She
was born Oct. 13, 1850, near Freeburg, Union county, Pa.
Their children: Irena Boyer b. Dec. 13, 1871, m. Joseph
Jensen Dec. 23, 1896; Richard Lovell Jr. b. Nov. 15, 1873, m
Hannah Bird May 14, 1902.

Missionary to Colorado 1902-04. Pioneer to Springville,
Utah. City marshal for several years. Moved to Mapleton,
Utah, 1878. Indian war Veteran. Farmer and stockraiser.

Lovell and Maria Catherine Boyer). He was born Nov. 15,
1873, Springville, Utah.

Married Hannah Bird May 14, 1902 (daughter of Charles
Monroe and Abigail Ann Whiting), who was born July 23,
1883, Mapleton, Utah. Their children: Helen b. Feb. 28,
1903; Wendell Bird b. Sept. 26, 1907; Louise b. Oct. 13, 1909-
Arthur Lovell b. Feb. 13. 1913.

Elder. Missionary to southern states May 20, 1897; super-
intendent of Sunday schools and president of East Ken-
tucky conference.

MERKLEY, CHRISTOPHER (son of Jacob Merkley and
Elizabeth Stata of Williamsburg, Dundas county, Ontario,
Can.). Born Dec. 18, 1808, at Williamsburg. Came to Utah
Oct. 3, 1849, Enoch Reese company.

Married Sarah Davis, in February 1828 (daughter of
Nathaniel Davis and Sarah Jacobs), who was born May 19,
1811. and came to Utah 1848. Their child: Nelson, m. Jane

Married Minerva Stowell 1S45, at Nauvoo. 111.

Married Karissa Fairbanks 1858, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Amos Fairbanks, pioneer 1851, and Mary
Bartholomew married Nov. 11, 1832). She was born Oct.
29, 1838, Michigan City, Ind. Their children: Sarah Frances
b. May 13, 1858, m. Amos Virgin 1875; Christopher Amos b.
Feb. 28, 1859, m. Lydia Lavette Allred; Jacob Nathaniel b.
Feb. 28, 1859, m. Theressa A. Wilhelmsen; Alva Marion b.
Nov. 5, 1862, m. Jehzeel Glbb June 27, 1900; Martha Elizabeth
b. March 18. 1866, m. George Y. Pugmire Oct. 1888; Mary
Jane b. March 18, 1866; Susa b. July 11, 1875, m. Elmer Cleve-
land March 1892; Lucy b. July 11, 1875, m. Heber S. Pug-
mire 1893.

Missionary eight times. Assisted in building Nauvoo, Salt
Lake, and Logan Temples. Indian war veteran.

MERKLEY, NELSON (son of Christopher Merkley and Sarah
Davis). Born Nov. 11, 1828. Came to Utah 1848, Amasa
Lyman company.

Married Sarah Jane Sanders (daughter of Ellis M. Sanders
and Rachel Roberts, of Delaware). She was born Dec. 15,
1841, Wilmington, Del. Their children: Nelson Jr. b. March
24, 1857, m. Keturah Peterson; George Davis b. July 14, 1859,
m. Phoebe A. Hacking; Sarah Jane b. Aug. 24, 1861, m.
William P. Colthorpe; Susan Maria b. Oct. 28, 1863, m. George
Finly Britt; Christopher Ellis b. Aug. 26. 1865, m. Aldura
Hatch; Mary b. 1867, d. Infant; Charles Albert b. Jan. 11,
1868, m. Mary L. Murray; Elizabeth b. Dec. 29, 1871. m.
Henry Hall; John b. Aug. 29, 1874, m. Nellie Lanorah
Bartlett; Henry b. Dec. 3. 1877, m. Susan Hullinger; William
b. July 1, 1880. m. Rose Walker; Rachel Ellen b. Sept. 2, 1882,
m. Jeremiah Hatch Murray; Jacob b. Feb. 5, 1886, m. Annal
Hullinger. Family home Salt Lake City, Morgan Valley,
Cedar Valley, Cedar Fort, and Vernal, Utah.

Member of seventy. Veteran Echo Canyon war. Car-
penter, farmer and stockraiser.

MERKLEY, NELSON. JR. (son of Nelson Merkley and Sarah
Jane Sanders). Born March 24, 1857, Genoa, Nev.

Married Keturah Peterson June 9, 1884, Vernal. Utah
(daughter of Peter Peterson, born In Denmark, and Mary
Elizabeth Thurman, born in Kentucky; came to Utah fall
of 1869). She was born Oct. 8, 1867, In Hart county, Ky.
Their children: Ellis b. May 2, 1885, m. Jean Eleanor Gerber;
Ezra b. Sept. 23, 1887; Helen b. April 9, 1890, m. Byron O.



Colton; Milton b. April 30, 1893, d. infant: Sarah b. April 30,
1894, d. infant; Mary Elizabeth Aug. 25. 1896; Asher b. July
19, 1899; Margaret Jane b. April 14, 1902; Kate b. Nov. 27,
1906, d. infant. Family home Vernal, Utah.

Bishop's counselor: patriarch; president of high priests'
quorum; high councilor. Farmer.

MERKLEY, JOHN (son of Nelson Merkley and Sarah Jane
Sanders). Born Aug. 29, 1874, Cedar Fort, Utah.

Married Nellie Lenorah Bartlett July 25, 1894, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Charles Claymore Bartlett and Anna
Jensen of Vernal, Utah), who was born Nov. 3. 1875. Their
children: Christopher b. Oct. 22, 1893; John Golden b. Sept.
11, 1897: Sarah Madeena b. Jan. 4, 1900: Charles Nelson b.
March 6, 1902; Rachel b. March 3, 1905; Clyde Emil b. Feb. 9,
1907; Loyal Ross b. Jan. IB. 1909; Nelda b. June 3. 1912.

High priest; bishop's counselor; assistant Sunday school
superintendent: president elders' quorum; ward teacher;
assistant to president Y. M. M. I. A. Farmer and honey

Merkley and Karissa Fairbanks married 1858, Salt Lake
City, Utah). Born Feb. 28. 1859. Salt Lake City.

Married Lydia Lavette Allred May 24. 1877, St. Charles,
Bear Lake Co., Idaho (daughter of William More Allred,
pioneer October, 1851, and Orissa A. Bates). She was born
Sept. 23. 1859, Grantsville, Utah. Their children: Lettie
Lavette b. April 3. 1878, m. John Bennett Oct. 28. 1897; Alva
Christopher b. May 6, 1880, m. Ellen L. Allen June 27, 1906;
Inez Orissa b. July 25, 1882, m. George L. Winslow Jan. 1,
1903; Lorin William b. June 22, 1885; Lavern Mathias b.
May 3, 1887; Ray Edgar b. Dec. 8. 1889. m. Francis E.
Peterson Jan. 20, 1910; Vera Allred b. July 31, 1892; Cecil
Allred b. April 15, 1897; Ruby Allred b. Oct. 11. 1901.

High councilor; bishop of Wapello ward. Blackfoot stake,
Idaho; missionary to southern states; ward teacher; Sunday
school superintendent.

Amos Merkley and Lydia Lavette Allred married May 24,
1877, St. Charles, Idaho). Born May B. 1880, St. Charles.

Married Ellen Leonora Allen June 27, 1906, Orderville,
Utah (daughter of Albert Allen and Harriet Fowler), who
was born April 27, 1881, Salt Lake City. Their children:
Arlin Alva b. July 15, 1907; Delia Leonora b. Nov. 24, 1908;
Zeldon Allen b. Oct. 30, 1910.

Missionary to Samoan Islands four years; ward teacher;
Sunday school teacher; ward chorister.

MERRELL, HOSEA. (son of Simeon Merrell of Michigan).
Came to Utah 1850.

Married Mary Saxton in Michigan, who came to Utah
with husband. Their children: Alonzo. m. Eliza Bird;
Jerusha, m. John Davis; Edna. m. Warren Reynolds;
Joseph, died; John, m. Eliza VanLeuven; Silas Jerome, m.
Lydia Eugenia Remmington; Porter William, m. Harriett
Amelia Badger Remmington. Family resided Big Cotton-
wood, Salem. Mendon and Paradise, Utah.

Died February, 1863, Paradise, Utah.

MERRELL, SILAS JEROME (son of Hosea Merrell and
Mary Saxton). Born Oct. 28, 1843, Oakland county, Mich.
Came to Utah 1851, Harry Walton company.

Married Lydia Eugenia Remmington Jan. 28, 1866, Para-
dise, Utah (daughter of Jerome Napoleon Remmington
and Lydia Ripley Chamberlain Badger of New York,
pioneers 1849). She was born June 1, 1851. Their chil-
dren: Lydia b. March 10. 1867; Millie b. Oct. 15. 1868;
Rodney b. Oct. 24, 1870; Elwin b. Nov. 6. 1872; Elma b.
Feb. 6, 1874; Joseph b. July 8, 1875; Vilate b. March 12,
1879. Family home Paradise, Utah.

Bishop Mountain Dell ward; ward teacher; Sunday school
superintendent; president Y. M. M. I. A. Farmer.

MERRELL. PORTER WILLIAM (son of Hosea Merrell and
Mary Saxton). Born Sept. 10, 1846, Garden City, Iowa.
Came to Utah 1850.

Married Harriett Amelia Badger Remmington June 11,
1869, Salt Lake City (daughter of Jerome Napoleon Rem-
mington and Lydia Ripley Chamberlain Badger of New
York, pioneers 1849). She was born Feb. 7, 1854. Their
children: William Porter b. 1870, m. Mary Sophia Eliza-
beth Olson Lybbert; Rosa Amelia b. Jan. 26, 1871, m.
Elmer B. Eaton; Josephine b. Oct. 6, 1872, m. Louis H.
Goodrich; Mary b. April 18, 1874, m. Avia Leonidas Lison-
bee: Lydia b. Feb. 20, 1876, m. Albert Gardner Goodrich;
Fuller b. Dec. 23, 1877, m. Christina Angus; Helen b. Aug.
6, 1880, m. David Richardson; Roxana b. Aug. 6, 1880, m.
Albert Mott; Charles Elwin b. Feb. 13, 1882, m. Rhoda
Knight; Franklin b. June 3, 1884, m. Mary Angus. Family
home (Merrell). Naples ward, Uinta Co., Utah.

Seventy; presiding elder and Sunday school superintend-
ent of Merrell ward, Wasatch stake 1883; called to work
on Salt Lake temple. Went to Fort Benton for immigrants
1868. Settled at Vernal 1879. President Central Irriga-
tion Canal Co. Farmer, freighter. Died Aug. 29, 1884,
Merrell, (Naples ward), Utah.

MERRELL, WILLIAM PORTER (son of Porter William
Merrell and Harriett Amelia Badger Remmington). Born
Aug. 30, 1869, Paradise, Utah.

Married Mary Sophia Elizabeth Olson Lybbert Oct. 8,
1897, Salt Lake City (daughter of Christian Frederick Ber-

nard Lybbert and Antonetta Olsen of Naples (Merrell),
Utah, pioneers Nov. 9, 1865). She was born Sept. 25, 1878.
Their children: Irene b. April 23. 1899; Porter b. Jan.
15, 1901; Lucile b. Nov. 20, 1902; Bernard b. Jan. 28, 1904;
William Alton b. Jan. 28, 1906; Elva b. March 17, 1908;
Victor b. March 25, 1910; Baby b. Sept. 14, 1912.

High priest; first bishop of Bluebell ward, Duchesne stake
1911; ward teacher; Sunday school superintendent; presid-
ing elder of Bluebell; counselor in elders quorum; coun-
selor in deacons quorum; counselor in Y. M. M. I. A. of
Jensen and Naples wards. Member Dry Gulch Irrigation
Co. Farmer.

MERRELL, JOSEPH (son of Charles Merrell and Sarah
Flnley). Born 1847, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Came to Utah
1852, Captain Weeks company.

Married Martha Ann Campkin May 6, 1872, Salt Lake
Endowment house (daughter of Isaac Campkin, died at
St. Louis. Mo., en route to Utah, and Martha Webb, both
of England, latter a pioneer Nov. 9, 1856, James G. Willie
handcart company). She was born Jan. 15, 1854. Their
children: Charles M. b. May 22, 1873; Isaac George b.
Sept. 24. 1874; Joseph L. b. Jan. 28, 1876: Jonathan b. Sept.
20, 1877; Martha Henrietta b. March 17, 1879; Archibald
b. Aug. 5, 1881; James Ruben b. July 25, 1883; Sarah S. b.
Dec. 26, 1884; Nancy M. b. Oct. 13. 1886: Benjamin S. C.
b. Aug. 4, 1888; Emma Luella b. July 8, 1890; Elija Vilate
b. April 8, 1892: Albert Ervin b. March 28. 1894.

Moved from Plymouth to West Portage 1872, and served
as counselor in the Y. M. M. I. A. at that place; moved to
Brigham City 1882, and served as Sunday school teacher,
assistant Sunday school superintendent and counselor in the
Y. M. M. I. A.; moved to Rich, Bingham Co.. Idaho, 1898,
where he took an active part in the ward organizations,
serving as high priest and high counselor: president Rich
branch: moved to Blackfoot 1908. Assisted in bringing
immigrants to Utah 1868. Took an active part in the early
Indian troubles, and did much in the upbuilding of the

MERBICK, GEORGE (son of James and Elizabeth Mer-
rick). Born June 13, 1838, Leamington, Warwickshire, Eng-.
Came to Utah 1854.

Married Hannah Green, at Pleasant Grove, Utah (daugh-
ter of William and Mary Green, former of Pleasant Grove,
both of Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England, pioneers 1848).
She was born March 15, 1844. Their children: George
W., m. Almeda Davis, m. Elizabeth Edmondson; Mary E.,
m. Thomas Simpers; Sarah J., m. John Dalton; Ann Eliza
b. Jan. 22, 1870. m. Franklin Anderson Miller; Hannah M.,
m. John Dalton; James D.. m. Esther Miller; John F.

Died Oct. 21, 1885, Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

MERRILL,, ALBERT (son of Valentine Merrill, born Jan.
30, 1783, and Lydia Sisson, born Oct. 18, 1786, former of
South Norwalk, Fairfield county. Conn., latter of Green
Port, Long Island, N. Y.). He was born July 17. 1815, on
Long Island, N. Y. Came to Utah Sept. 13, 1852, Captain
Howell company.

Married Margaret Ann Richardson March 21, 1836 (daugh-

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