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home, Salt Lake City.

Engaged in railroad work and mining.



MORE, CALVIN WHITE (son of Ethan Allen More and
Soval Webber of Massachusetts). Born July 21, 1827, Taun-
ton, Mass. Came to Utah in 1848, with 37 other members
Mormon Battalion (Co. C).

Married Elizabeth Catherine Allred Jan. 13, 1863, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Levi Allred and Abigail McMurtrie), who
was born March 6, 1833. Their children: Calvin C.; Joseph
Orlando; Louis Alexander, m. Rose Boren; Calvin White;
William J.; Maryetta, m. Samuel David Bunnel; Eugene;
Earl, m. Annie Abbey; LeRoy; Nellie, m. Fritz Earl Reyn-
olds.

High priest of quorum at Lawrence, Utah. Took active
part In Black Hawk war and Echo Canyon trouble. Died
May 9, 1908, at Castledale, Utah.



MORGAN, DAVID (son of John Morgan and Letitia Anson).
Born Oct. 10, 1812, Staffordshire, Eng. Came to Utah Sept.
15, 1861, Ira Eldredge company.

Married Hannah Turner. Their children' Mary b. Aug.
19. 1833, m. Job Pingree 1854; Olive b. June 3, 1835; Olive
b. June 29, 1840, m. Thomas Howell 1862; Jesse b. Jan. 23,
1843, m. Lizzie Hadden 1874; David b. Feb. 25. 1845, m. Mary
Walker 1877; Agatha b. March 30, 1850, m. George W. Car-
son 1867; Amanda b. April 27, , m. Joseph Barlow; Clara

Eudora b. May 4, ; Benjamin L. b. Dec. 20, , m.

Lizzie Ewing 1876. Family home Fairfield, Utah.



MORGAN, EDWARD (son of Joseph Morgan and Elizabeth
Hardman of Preston, Lancaster, Eng.). Born Oct. 20, 1838,
at Preston. Came to Utah 1850, Stephen Markman company.

Married Louisa Scott Aug. 3. 1856, Salt Lake City,
Brlgham Young officiating (daughter of John Scott and
Elizabeth Menery of Mill Creek, Utah, pioneers 1848). She
was born March 20, 1840, d. Nov. 1, 1900. Their children:
Louisa Matilda b. Nov. 7, 1867, m. George Smith Grant;
Elizabeth M. b. Nov. 10, 1859, m. O. P. Miller; Edward M.
b. March 3, 1862, m. Agnes Park; John William b. Sept. 29,
1864, m. Harriet Miller; Joseph M. b. Jan. 3. 1867, m. Louisa
M. Miller; Isaac M. b. Sept. 29, 1869, m. Anna Louise Bell;
Ephraim Royal b. Aug. 16, 1873, m. Adalade Spencer; Earnest
Leroy b. Dec. 27, 1877, m. Josephine E. Bawden; Alvina E.
b. June 20, 1878, m. Forrest N. Stillman; Louisa E. b. March
31, 1883, m. Leslie P. Bawden. Family home Mill Creek,
Utah.

Married Sophia Scott Oct. 24, 1870, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of John Scott and Elizabeth Menerey of Mill Creek,
pioneers with Captain Broomfleld company), who was born
Aug. 20, 1854, Mill Creek, Utah, d. May 28, 1874. Their
children: Joseph Albert b. May 18, 1872, d. 1873; Sophia C.
b. May 26, 1874, d. 1874.

High priest; seventy: missionary to England 1864. Took
part in Echo Canyon war. Pioneer to Dixie country 1862.
Indian war scout; minute-man. Took part In move South.



MORGAN, EVAN S. (son of William Morgan, born February,
1800, Languick, Lnysymond, Glamorganshire, Wales, and
Sarah Davies, born 1800). Born Nov. 29. 1833, at Lnysy-
mond. Came to Utah Sept. 11, 1857, Israel Evans handcart
company.

Married Mary Parry October, 1862, who was born 1840,
and came to Utah 1861; died Feb. 7, 1862. Only child:
John Parry b. Jan. 30, 1862, d. infant. Family home Sham-
bip, Tooele Co., Utah.

Married Margaret Roberts May 1, 1863, at Shambip (daugh-
ter of Hugh Roberts and Mary Roberts Humphreys, pio-
neers 1864), who was born May 17, 1841, Eglwys Bach,
Wales. Their children: Hugh Evan b. Sept. 12, 1864, died;
David Roberts b. Sept. 12, 1867, m. Caddie C. Hymas Dec.
8. 1892, d. May 10, 1912; William Roberts b. July 27, 1870,
m. Martha Christiansen June 15, 1898; Sarah Jane b. Dec.
12. 1873, m. Arta Austin June 14, 1901; Hannah b. March 11,
1878, m. John C. Linford Sept. 14, 1904; John Samuel b.
Feb. 20, 1882, m. Ethel M. Rich Oct. 10, 1906. Family home
Liberty, Idaho.

Missionary to Caermarthenshtre, Wales, 1864; also to
North Wales; high priest; member high council of Bear
Lake stake; missionary to Great Britain 1889-92. Settled at
Shambip, Tooele county, 1857, moved to Bear Lake valley
1864. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1861.

MORGAN, WILLIAM R. (son of Evan S. Morgan and Mar-
garet Roberts). Born July 27, 1870, Liberty, Idaho.

Married Martha Christenson June 16. 1898. Logan, Utah
(daughter of Jacob Christenson and Mary T. Myres, pio-
neers 1862, Joseph Home company). She was born Oct.
18, 1869, Bloomington, Idaho. Their children: Iris Theresa
b. Dec. 22, 1901; Evan William b. Jan. 7, 1903: Cassie Lucile
b. Feb. 11, 1904; Clifford Christenson b. Dec. 11, 1906; Larue



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b. May 10, 1909; Eunice b. Oct. 23, 1911. Family home
Liberty, Idaho.

Missionary to eastern states 1898-1900; Sunday school
superintendent Liberty ward 1909-10; member bishopric of
Liberty ward 1900; bishop of Liberty ward.



MORGAN, JOHN (son of Morgan Morgan, born 1800, and
Catherine Jones, born 1808, both at Brecon, Wales, later
of Caseyville, 111.). Born Feb. 28, 1833, Merthyr Tydfll,
Wales. Came to Utah Oct. 6, 1854, Hans Peter Olsen com-
pany.

Married Emma Richards May 1, 1854 (daughter of Wil-
liam Richards and Rachel Williams), who was born July
13. 1835. Their children: Cathrine. m. Peter Okelberry;
Rachel, died: Emma, m. A. H. Pettis; John R., m. Lizzie
Burraston; William, died; Mary Ellen, m. W. W. Ercan-
brack; David, m. Ida White; Maggie, m. Thomas P. Stubbs;
Pearl, m. Albert E. Cox; Lilliare; Maud. Family home
Goshen, Utah.

Seventy; ward and Sunday school teacher 20 years; mis-
sionary to Wales. Settled at Cedar City 1854; moved to
Goshen valley. Hotelkeeper at Goshen 40 years. Died
Sept. 4, 1896.

MORGAN. JOHN R. (son of John Morgan and Emma Rich-
ards). Born Aug. 11, 1863, Goshen. Utah.

Married Elizabeth Burraston July 23, 1890. at Goshen
(daughter of John Burraston, pioneer 1852. James Cum-
mings company, and Elizabeth Dall, pioneer 1854, Jacob Hot-
fines company). She was born at Honeyville, Utah. Their
children: John B. b. Jan. 21, 1891; William Leo b April 10.
1894; Ireta b. Aug. 22, 1896: Lillian b. Feb. 23. 1899: Rachel
b. Sept. 10, 1901; Bert b. April 25. 1903: David b. March 1,
1905; Albert b. Nov. 12, 1906; Sadie b. March 1, 1910; Willis
M. b. March 8, 1903. Family home, Goshen.



MORGAN, JOHN (son of Gerard Morgan and Eliza Ann
Hamilton of Greensburg, Ind.). Born Aug. 8. 1842.

Married Helen M. Groesbeck Oct. 24, 1868. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Nicholas Groesbeck and Elizabeth Thomp-
son, pioneers Oct. 2, 1856. John Banks company), who was
born Feb. 7. 1852. Springfield. I1J. Their children: Helen
M. b. Jan. 19, 1870, m. Andrew Burt: Elizabeth b. Oct. 7,
1872, d. infant: Eliza M. b. Feb. 8, 1875. m. James F. Smith;
Ruth b. Oct. 4. 1877, m. Burke Kinkle; John b. Feb. 12,
1881. d. infant: Flora b. Sept. 19. 1882. d. infant; Nicholas
G. b. Nov. 9, 1884, m. Ethel S. Tate: Gail b. April 3, 1888,
m. John Clayton: Bessie b. Jan. 11, 1891, m. Percy H. Rex;
Gerard E. b. Oct. 8, 1892; John H. b. Feb. 7, 1894. Family
home, Salt Lake City.



MORGAN, SAMUEL, (son of William Morgan of Forest of
Dean, Gloucester, Eng.). Came to Utah 1866, oxteam com-
pany.

Married Elizabeth Beddis April, 1831, Little Deans Hill,
Gloucestershire, Eng. (daughter of Thomas and Susanah
Beddis of Little Deans Hill, pioneers 1868). Their children:
Margaret, m. Frederick Firley; Joseph Rehoboam. m. Mary
Margarett Jane Turner; Thomas, m. Elizabeth Tingle;
Martha, m. William Burris; Emma, deceased; Absolom, de-
ceased. Family home Salt Lake City, Utah.

Elder. Iron ore miner. Died at Salt Lake City.

MORGAN, JOSEPH REHOBOAM (son of Samuel Morgan
and Elizabeth Beddis). Born April 26, 1835, Little Deans
Hill, Eng. Came to Utah 1862, William H. Dame company.

Married Mary Margarett Jane Turner May 6, 1862, Chel-
tenham, Gloucestershire, Eng. (daughter of James M. Tur-
ner and Maria Simeons of Bishop's Cleave, Gloucester, pio-
neers 1862, William H. Dame company), who was born
Oct. 15, 1841. Their children: Frederick Willard b. Aug.
12. 1863, m. Elizabeth J. Roberts and Isabel Penfold; Harry
Thomas b. Nov. 30, 1864. died; Laura Elizabeth b. Aug. 15.
1866. m. Ben Lloyd; James Samuel b. Dec. 21. 1868, m. Pearl
Pratt: Emma Zllpha b. Jan. 28. 1871, m. Thomas Gill; Mag-
gie May b. Feb. 12, 1873, died; Joseph Charles b. July 23,
1874, m. Ada Marsh and Leah Wilson: Albert George b.
Oct. 30, 1876, d. Feb. 15, 1880; Erne Mabel b. Oct. 15. 1878.
m. James Rlgby; Stanley Roy b. Aug. 6, 1882. Family home.
Salt Lake City.

Home missionary five years; president seventies; bishop of
15th ward. Salt Lake City, four years. Worked on Salt
Lake temple two years. Member tabernacle choir 25
years; leader of 15th ward choir two years. Connected
with Z. C. M. I. 35 years as packer and salesman.



MORGAN, WILLIAM (son of Edward and Janett Morgan of
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales). He was born 1813.
Came to Utah October, 1852, with William Morgan
company.

Married Mary Treharn 1835, Wales (daughter of Edward
Treharn of Wales: came to Utah October, 1852). Only
child: Edward Morgan, m. Rachel Cole. Family home
Brigham City, Utah.

High priest. Died March, 1889. at Willard City. Utah.

MORGAN. EDWARD (son of William Morgan and Mary
Treharn). Born Jan. 1, 1842. at Merthyr Tydfll, Wales.
Came to Utah October. 1852. with William Morgan company.
Married RarhM Cole Jan. 27. 1865, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of John Cole and Charlotte Jenkins of Willard, Utah;



came to Utah 1850). She was born July 17, 1844. Their
children: Charlotte E. b. Dec. 23, 1865, m. Mr. Hubbard
Dec. 27, 1883; Mary Ann b. Feb. 18, 1868; Eliza J. b. Oct. 3
1869, m. Mr. Mason; William E. b. Sept. 29, 1871; John R.
b. Dec. 3, 1873; Robert H. b. Aug. 25. 1876; Joseph L. b.
Nov 5, 1878; Pauline M. b. Feb. 13, 1881, m. Mr. Ramsey;
Frank b. Nov. 12, 1887.

Member 59th quorum seventies.



MORGAN, WILLIAM (son of William Morgan and Johannah
Williams of Blaernargarth Glamorganshire, South Wales).
Born Sept. 14. 1834.

Married Malinda Rhoades (Williams) April 30, 1895
(daughter of Caleb Baldwin Rhoades, Sr., and Malinda
Powell), who was born Dec. 23, 1863. Their children:
Johannah b. June 3, 1896, d. Infant; Mary Margaret b. May
6, 1900, d. infant.



MORLEY, ISAAC (son of Thomas Morley, born March 26,
1758, Ansonia, Conn., and Edetha Morley, born Oct. 2, 1762,
Montague, Mass. they lived at Kirkland, Ohio). He was
born March 11. 1786, Montague, Mass. Came to Utah 1847.

Married Lucy Gunn June 20, 1812, Montague, who was
born Jan. 24, 1786. and died Jan. 3. 1848, burled in grave
No. 4, 13th row, camp of Israel, Omaha, Neb. Their chil-
dren: Philena b. Oct. 2. 1813. m. Amos Cox; Lucy Dlantha
b. Oct. 4. 1815, m. Joseph Allen; Edetha Ann b. Jan. 25.
1818. m. Chaunoy Whiting: Calista b. May 11, 1820; Cordelia
b. Nov. 28, 1823, m. Walter Cox; Arathusa: Therissa B.
b. July 18. 1826. m. Heber C. Kimball; Isaac b. May 2, 1829.
m. Abiah Bradley.

Married Hannah Blaixley Finch 1844, Nauvoo temple
(daughter of Daniel and Mary Finch of Waterbury and
Woodbridge. Conn.). She was born March 19. 1811. Their
children: Joseph Lamoni b. July 15. 1845, died: Simeon
Thomas b. June 12, 1S49, died: Mary Leonora b. March 26,
1852, m. Hans Christian Hansen. Family home Mantl,
Utah.

Married Leonora Snow (Leavitt) 1844, Nauvoo temple
(sister of Lorenzo and Eliza R. Snow).

Ordained a patriarch by the Prophet Joseph Smith: first
counselor to the first bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. Was the first man to settle in Mantl:
plowed the first furrow; built the first house; made the
first table in that new settlement. Died June 21, 1864,
Falrview, Utah, buried in Manti.



MORRILL. LABAN (son of Abner Morrill and Mary Carpen-
ter of Wheelock. Vt.). Born Dec. 8, 1814. Wheelock, Vt.
Came to Utah 1852. Daniel D. McArthur company.

Married Permelia H. Drury Feb. 22. 1844, in Illinois
(daughter of Joel Drury and Tirzah Winters of Illinois,
pioneers 1852), who was born Aug. 20, 1822, came to
Utah with husband. Their children: Horatio: John; Laban
D.: Joseph; Charles; Hyrum; George D.; Sarah P.; Horace.
Family homes Iron and Piute counties. Utah.

High priest. Member of city council Cedar City, Utah.
Blacksmith: farmer and stockraiser. Died Dec. 8, 1900,
Junction, Utah.

MORRILL. JOHN (son of Laban Morrill and Permelia H.
Drury). Born Feb. 21, 1848, Garden Grove, Iowa. Came to
Utah about November. 1852, Daniel McArthur company.

Married Esther E. LeBaron May 18. 1874, Salt Lake City
Utah (daughter of David T. LeBaron and Esther M. John-
son of Salt Lake City, pioneers of May, 1854), who was born
Nov 27 1853. Their children: Ella Belle b. Feb. 27, 1876. d.
child; John D. b. Oct. 3, 1877; Milo J. b. March 30, 1880. d.
1904; George Albert b. July 27, 1882, d. Sept. 21, 1882;
Hattie P. b. Sept. 4, 1883: Myrtle C. b. Jan. 25, 1886, d. Dec..
1905; Hazel b. April 6, 1888, d. April 14. 1900; Ivy V. b. Dec.
10, 1890; Fern I. b. Sept. 30, 1892. Family home Junction,
Piute Co., Utah.

Bishop of Junction ward 18 years, still acting. Recorder
1884-90; clerk 1884-94: elected county clerk 1912. Post-
master since 1881. Farmer.

MORRILL. LABAN D. (son of Laban Morrill and Permelia
H. Drury). Born Oct. 4, 1850, Keg Creek, Iowa. Came to
Utah 1852.

Married Emma W. Dalley Jan. 6, 1874, Summit. Utah
(daughter of James Dalley and Emma Wright of Ohio, pio-
neers 1852). who was born Dec. 15, 1854. Their children:
Emma Phedora b. April 6, 1875. m. Willis Johnson (Weaver);
Mary Permelia b. April 2, 1877. m. M. D. Morgan; Annie
D. b. Aug. 26. 1879, m. G. H. Johnson; Delia b. April 19.
1882. m. Walter Farnsworth: Ida b. Dec. 23, 1885. m. H. D.
Scott; Laban Rupert b Sept. 14, 1888: Rural D. b. July 5,
1892. d. Nov. 27, 1905. Family home Circleville. Utah.

High priest; member bishopric of Circleville. Utah.
School trustee Circleville. Farmer Twin Falls, Idaho.



MORRIS. HYRUM BOWLES (son of Thomas Morris and
Sophia Talbot of Bourbon county. Ky.). Born Dec. 23,
1821. in Bourbon county. Came to Utah Aug. 9, 1860, War-
ren Walling company.

Married Eleanor Crawford Roberts Aug. 8. 1862. Quincy.
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of Illinois, Utah and Arizona, pioneers Aug. 9, I860). She
was born Nov. 9, 1830, died Aug. 2. 1909, at Mesa. Their
children: Laura Elizabeth b. April 20, 1854, m. David Frank-
lin M. Rappleye; William Edwin b. Aug. 18, 1857, d. 1860;
Hyrum Bowles b. Feb. 14, 1863, m. Eliza Smith; Eleanor
Rebecca b. May 14. 1866. m. George A. Smith; Eliza Roberts
b. April 10, 1870, m. Frank Lewis; Sophia Isadora b. April
10, 1873, m. Franklin Thomas Pomeroy. Family home Mesa
City, Ariz.

High priest; patriarch in Maricopa stake. Justice of
peace. Farmer; cooper. Died Jan. 23, 1908.



MORRIS, GEORGE (son of Joseph Morris and Elizabeth
Vernon of Manchester, Eng-.). Born Aug. 23, 1816, Man-
chester, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 22, 1848.

Married Hannah Maria Newburry Aug. 23, 1843, Clay Co.,
Iowa (daughter of James Newburry and Mary Smith of
Clay Co., Iowa), who was born March 13, 1823. d. Nov. 6
1898. Their children: Lavina, m. Nathan Davis; Julia Ann
m. Thomas Golightly; Rozilla, m. John Jenkins; George V.
m. Catherine Davis and Agnes LeCheminant; Maria R. J.
m. Edward Sarace; Joseph N., m. Sarah A. Grow; Mary Ann
m. Alfred J. Ridges; James N., m. Harriet Elliott; Ellen M.
d. young; Franklin N., m. Elizabeth Mitchell; Harriet N.
m. Calvin Pendleton; Ephralm N., m. Harriet Harris.

Died Jan. 29, 1897, at Salt Lake City.

MORRIS. GEORGE V. (son of George Morris and Hannah
Maria Newburry).

Married Agnes LeCheminant Nov. 29, 1884, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Peter LeCheminant, d. In England, and Sarah
Farr of Isle of Guernsey, Eng., latter pioneer 1854, Wil-
linm Taylor company). She was born Aug. 6, 1848. Their
children: Edmund H. b. Sept. 28, 1885, d. aged 29, m. Lois
Skelton; Agnes E. b. Dec. 28, 1886, m. Jasper Hobbs; Albert
O. b. June 9, 1888; Sarah L. b. June 20, 1890; Lavenia b. April
18. 1892, d. aged 9. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Catherine Davis Nov. 9, 1869, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Davis and Ann Owen of South Wales
and Salt Lake City; former came with Mormon Battalion,
latter 1851). She was born June 22, 1852. Their children:
Maria L. b. Dec. 8, 1870, d. aged 16 years; Delila b. Dec. 9,
1872, d. infant; George V. b. Feb. 27, 1874, m. Flora Foster;
James D. b. Jan. 7, 1876, d. aged 28, m. Alice Jeff; Frank
Eugene b. Nov. 23, 1877, m. Fredrica Rouche; Orin H. b. Jan.
3, 1881, m. Lillian Jeff. Family home. Salt Lake City.



MORRIS, ISAAC C. (son of William Morris born Feb. 2,
1793, Llanfair, Montgomeryshire, North Wales, died Jan.
30, 1857, same place, and Sarah Morris born March 21, 1799,
Llansanan, Denbighshire, died April 24, 1875, at Llanfair).
He was born April 26, 1828, at Llanfair. Came to Utah 1853.

Married Elizabeth Williams In Wales (daughter of
Thomas L. and Caroline Williams of Eglwys Bach, Den-
bighshire, Wales, pioneers 1853). She was born April, 1828,
at Eglwys Bach, died Oct. 25, 1865, Salt Lake City. Their
children: Sarah E. b. Sept. 13, 1853, d. May 13, 1881, m.
Charles Stevens; Mary b. Oct. 25. 1855, d. Feb. 14, 1895, m.
Daniel Alexander Robison Aug. 31, 1873; William b. Septem-
ber, 1857, m. Amanda Rock; Isaac C. b. Aug. 23. 1859, m.
Sarah E. Stewart Jan. 9, 1890; Lizzie Ann b. May 18, 1861.
m. William Rollins; Priscilla b. Nov. 30, 1863, m. John
Maranda; Eliza b. May 21, 1866; Lucinda b. Oct. 21, 1867;
Conway b. May 17, 1869.

Died Nov. 27, 1868, Richvllle. Utah.



MORRIS, JOHIV (son of John Morris and Catherine Vaughan
of Llanfair, Talharine, Denbighshire, North Wales). Came
to Utah Oct. 2, 1853, Joseph A. Young company.

Married Barbara Thomas (daughter of Ellas Thomas).
Their children: Price; William; Lucy; Elias b. June 30, 1825,
m. Mary E. Parry and Mary L. Walker; John; Richard V.
b. Sept. 3. 1830, m. Hannah Phillips, m. Hattie C. Jones, m.
Leventa Robbins; Barbara; Hugh.

Died Sept. 18, 1871.

MORRIS, ELIAS (son of John Morris and Barbara Thomas).
Born June 30, 1825, at Llanfair, Wales. Came to Utah Nov.
1, 1852, Philip De La Mar company.

Married Mary Parry May 23, 1852, Council Bluffs, Iowa
(daughter of John Parry and Elizabeth Parry of New Mar-
ket, Flintshire. North Wales, pioneers Oct. 2, 1856, Edward
Bunker company). She was born Dec. 21. 1834. Their chil-
dren Barbara b. May 30, 1853. m. Nathaniel Jones; Winifred
b. Oct. 26, 1855, m. Peter T. Tibbs; Harriet b. Sept. 3, 1857,
died; Elias Jr. b. Sept. 23, 1859; Mary E. b. March 11, 1862;
Edward b. Sept. 20, 1864, died; Rosa Frances b. Sept. 20,
1864, m. James A. Brown; John Parry b. March 23, 1870;
Ernest Edwin b. June 21, 1872; Albert Conway b. June 8,
1847, died; Jessie Pearl b. Aug. 22, 1876; Josephine Edna b.
Oct. 23, 1879, m. George A. Goff.

Married Mary L. Walker May. 1856, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Gibson Walker and Mary Godwin of
Manchester, Eng.; former pioneer October, 1853, Joseph W.
Young company, latter died at St. Louis, Mo.). She was
born May 14, 1835, Leek, Staffordshire, Eng. Their children:
Erne Walker, m. Edward T. Ashton; Marlon Adelaide, m.
George M. Cannon; Nephi Lowell, m. Harriet Young; George
Quayle, m. Emma Ramsay; Katherlne Vaughan; four chil-
dren d. Infants. Family home. Salt Lake City.



Missionary to Wales, 1865-69; president high priests
quorum; bishop fifteenth ward. Member of Utah legisla-
ture; city councilman; member of constitutional convention.
Builder; contractor; president sugar company. Died March
17, 1898, In Salt Lake City.

MORRIS. NEPHI LOWELL (son of Elias Morris and Mary
L. Walker). Born Oct. 2, 1870, Salt Lake City.

Married Harriet Young June 5. 1907, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Willard Young and Harriet Hooper of Salt
Lake City, both born in Utah), who was born Feb. 25, 1885.
Their children: Lowell Young b. March 12, 1908; Willard
Young b. March 29, 1910: Mary Young b. Aug. 22, 1911.
Family home, Salt Lake City.

Member second quorum seventies; missionary to Great
Britain, 1892-95; president Salt Lake stake. Member state
legislature; Progressive party nominee for governor of
Utah, 1912. President Elias Morris & Sons Co., Deseret
Building Society, and Utah Concrete Pipe company.

MORRIS, RICHARD V. (son of John Morris and Barbara
Thomas). Born Sept. 3. 1830. Came to Utah 1855.

Married Hannah Phillips. Their children: Richard P., m.
Sarah Isaacs, m. Florence Dinwoodey; A. V., m. Maggie
Brian; Melvin C., m. Lydia Osborne. Family home, Salt
Lake City.

Married Hattie C. Jones. Their children: Clara, m. Sel-
den I. Clawson; Victor V.; Sidney H.; Hannah, m. John E.
Hanson. Family home. Salt Lake City.

Married Levenia Robbins. Only child: Orvin, m. Nellie
Patrick, m. Stella Barton. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Bishop of nineteenth ward, Salt Lake. Revenue collector.
Stonecutter and bookkeeper.

MORRIS, RICHARD P. (son of Richard V. Morris and Han-
nah Phillips). Born Dec. 23, 1855. Salt Lake City.

Married Sarah Isaacs January, 1883 (daug/hter of Ben-
jamin Isaacs and Phoebe Davis of Spanish Fork, Utah, pio-
neers 1860), who was born November, 1854. Their children:
Emma b. Jan. 23, 1888; Benjamin P. b. Oct. 13, 1890, m. Hazel
Tomlinson.

Married Florence Dinwoodey. Their children: Russell
P. b. Dec. 31, 1900; Thornton D. b. Aug. 25, 1903; Marion b.
Aug. 17, 1905. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Elder. Member Salt Lake city council 1893-1906; city
treasurer 1897-1903; mayor 1904-05. Elected one of the five
commissioners of Salt Lake City, 1911, for four years. In
charge of streets, public improvements and engineering.
Telegraph operator twenty-five years, and in railroad work;
local freight agent for Union Pacific railroad 1888-90. En-
gaged in coal business under the firm name Woolstenholme &
Morris 1890; organized Citizens Coal company. Director in
Farmers & Stockgrowers Bank, Merchants Bank, and Din-
woodey Furniture company.



MORRIS, JOHN STEPHEN (son of Benjamin Morris, born
Feb. 23, 1809, Letterston, Wales, and Charlotte Morse, born
May 18, 1815, Fishguard, Wales married 1832). Born Nov.
7, 1838, near Fishguard. Came to Utah Oct. 3, 1863, Thomas
Ricks company.

Married Esther Williams (daughter of Isaac Williams and
Esther Francis, latter a pioneer Oct. 6, 1863. Thomas Ricks
company). She was born Nov. 6, 1842. Their children:
John George b. Dec. 31, 1866, m. Emma Teresa Landon;
David William b. March 27, 1869, m. Susanah Green; Char-
lotte b. Feb. 14, 1871, m. Leonard Porter Hall; Benjamin
Thomas b. Jan. 13, 1874, m. Helen May Neely; Mary Ann b.
Dec. 24, 1875, m. George Moroni Ward; Joseph Stephen b.
Sept. 16, 1877, m. Elvira Green; Martha Elizabeth b. July
21, 1879, m. Ransom Enoch Harris; Samuel Francis b. Aug.
13, 1881, m. Anna Pearl Hansen; George Williams b. June
3. 1883, m. Margaret Call; Parley Morse b. June 20, 1885, m.
Anna Sarah Eliasen; Thomas Roskelly b. March 13, 1888.
Family home West Portage, Utah.

Ordained patriarch by Rudger Clawson Dec. 21, 1902.



MORRIS, ROBERT (son of John Morris and Maria Billings
of Barrowden, Rutland, Eng.). Born Sept. 13, 1843, at Bar-
rowden. Came to Utah Aug. 16, 1861, David H. Cannon
company.

Married Janet Watson Dec. 21, 1867, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of William and Mary Ann Watson of Glasgow,
Scotland), who was born Oct. 28, 1842, and came to Utah
1863. Their children: Robert b. Oct. 10, 1868, died, m. Irene
Free; Mary b. Oct. 5, 1870. m. John L. Groo; William C. b.
Augu 21, 1872, died; Marie b. Oct. 10, 1874; Jeanette b. Aug.
3, 1876, m. Hugh T. Rippeto; Louise b. Aug. 27, 1880, m.
George L. Weiler.

Married Josephine H. Meyer Oct. 14, 1878, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Fredrick Henry John Meyer and Anna Dor-
othy Elizabeth Jensen of Schleswlg-Holstein, Germany; lat-
ter with daughter came to Utah September, 1862, Jamea
Wareham company). She was born March 22, 1856. Their
children: Fred Joseph b. Dec. 27, 1879. m. Susie Bitner;
Charles Meyer b. June 18, 1882, m. Elizabeth Bowring; Leroy
Meyer b. Jan. 9, 1884; Frank Meyer b. July 19, 1887; Logan
b. Oct. 25. 1889.

Married Mary Monson July 16, 1884, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Mons Monson and Cecelia Peterson of Forham,
Blekinge, Sweden, who came to Utah 1882). She was born
Dec. 26, 1854. Their children: Henry Monson b. July 2,



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1885, died; Josephine Monson b. May 7, 1888, m. Joseph
A. F. Everett.

Married Sarah E. Duncan July 18, 1900, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Homer Duncan, pioneer Oct. 16, 1848, Barney
Adams company, and Sarah Trippess, pioneer October, 1862,
Homer Duncan company, both of Salt Lake City). She was
born April 1, 1868. Their children: Isabelle b. July 4, 1902;



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