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Fraughton; Dewight Graham, d. infant; Elizabeth Jane b.
Dec. 25, 1856, m. Heber Taylor.

Married Isabelle Wilkin McCleave May 19, 1861, at Payson
(daughter of John and Nancy Jane McCleave, the former
died on way to Utah, the latter came in Sept. 1856, Daniel
D. McArthur handcart company). She was born Jan. 29,
1843. Their children: Ceclia Arthemia, m. William R. Heath;
Isabelle Eliza, m. Lorenzo Curtis; Daniel Richmond, d. 1869;
Joseph Harrison, d. 1869; Jeremiah, m. Eliza C. Smith;
Electa Rhoda Ann, m. Elias Arthur Johnson. Families re-
sided at Payson, Utah.

Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah. Black Hawk
war veteran. Farmer; freighter. Died Jan. 18, 1904, Walls-
burg, Utah.



MOURITSEN, LARS. Born Oct. 17. 182B, Fastropsogn, Den-
mark. Came to Utah in 1859, Captain Nibley company.

Married Maren Sorensen, who was born April 22, 1824,
and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Johanna
Marie b. June 17, 1846, m. Lars C. Petersen Nov. 25, 1860;
Mourits b. Jan. 28, 1849, m. Lizzie Hillyard; Maren b. April
10, 1850, m. Anton Jensen 1865; Martine Martha b. Nov. 11.
1851, m. Horatio Harris Merrill Dec. 24, 1866; Johanna
Kirstine b. Jan. 29, 1853, m. Edwin R. Miles.

Elder. Settled at Kaysville, but soon moved to Plain
City and thence to Smithfield in 1864. Pioneer brickmaker.
Died at Smithfleld Feb. 1, 1913, being 87 years, 7 months,
14 days of age.



MOWER, HENRY (son of Michael Mower and Cathrine
Gelsinger of Frederick, Md.). Born in 1798 in Frederick.
Came to Utah in 1851.

Married Mary Amick in 1816 (daughter of John Amick,
Sr., of Bedford, Pa.), who was born in 1796. Their chil-
dren: Catherine; Mahala, m. George Shaw; Leah; Henry,
Jr., m. Susan Strong; John, m. Sarah Ann Bldwell; Susan,
m. Simeon Cragun; Mary; Ezra; George, m. Emma Bid-
well; Hannahette, m. Joseph Bldwell. Family home Bed-
ford, Pa.

Married Lucretia Hupper Feb. 15, 1847 (daughter of Wil-
liam Hupper and Margaret Craig), who was born Sept. 16,
1818, Port Clyde, Maine. Their children: Matilda, died; Orson
Hyde, m. Margaret Van Valkenberg; Oscar Middleton, m.
Elizabeth Beardall; Eliza, m. Rubert Singleton; Lucretia,
died; Deliah Jane, m. Seth Hansen.

Married Elmyra Wheeler 1855 (daughter of Levl Wheeler).
Their children: Brigham and Heber, died; Henry Levl, m.
Sarah Elizabeth Smith; Elmyra, m. William Brower; Joseph,
m. Cynthia Mower; Hyrum, died; Michael F., m. Louisa
Lewis; Andrew; William, died.

Missionary to eastern states; president high priests
quorum. Member city council of Springvllle. Farmer.
Died April 4, 1878, at Springville.



MOWREY, HARLEY (son of Barton Mowrey, Providence,
R. I.). Born Aug. 9, 1822, Burrillville, near Providence, R. I.
Came to Utah July 27, 1847, with Capt. lames Brown con-
tingent Mormon Battalion.

Married Martha Jane Sargent (Sharp), widow of Nor-
man Sharp, who was accidentally shot during Battalion's
march to Pueblo.

Member first high council of Bear Lake stake and later
of Uinta stake; missionary In New Hampshire 1844. Worked
on Nauvoo temple. Member first artillery company that
left Nauvoo, Feb. 9, 1846; mustered Into Co. C Mormon bat-
talion July 6, 1846. Accompanied C. C. Rich and Amasa M.
Lyman to California, residing there seven years. Took part
in the move south, after which he lived at Centerville until
1864. Called to assist in settling Bear Lake valley, Idaho.
He brought the first reaper, or mower, to Utah and Idaho.
Moved to Vernal, Utah, in 1885. Stone and brick mason.
Died In December 1906.



MOYES, ROBERT (son of James Moyes, born 1780, Paisley,
and Margaret Mann, born 1780, Kilmarnock, Scotland).
Born In 1812 at Belfast, Ireland. Did not come to Utah.

Married Elizabeth Hutchison in June, 1835, at Paisley
(daughter of William Hutchison and Mary Spears), who
was born In October, 1814, In County Donegal, Ireland, and
died Aug. 16, 1907, at Ogden, Utah. Came to Utah with her
family Sept. 29, 1866, Daniel Thompson oxteam company.
Their children: James Hutchison b. April 13, 1838, m. Mar-
garet Ann Barton; William b. May 17, 1841, m. Robina
Gowans June 22, 1860; Robert Hutchison b. Jan. 1, 1844, m.
Lucy Wilson, m. Esther Pingree, m. Agnes Stewart; John
Hutchison b. March 22, 1846, m. Agnes Douglass, m. Eliza-
beth Ingals; Stewart Hutchison b. Aug. 11, 1848. m. Anna
Rogers; Alexander Hill b. March 22, 1851, m. Nancy Marlnda
Tracy; Margaret b. April 28, 1853, m. Charles Larson, m.
Bennett Anderson.

Died July 11, 1861, at Paisley. Mrs. Moyes five years later
came to Utah with part of her family and settled at Ogden.



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MOTES, WILLIAM (son of Robert Moyes and Elizabeth
Hutchison). Born May 17, 1841, Paisley, Scotland. Came to
Utah Oct. 8, 1868, Edward T. Mumford mule train.

Married Robina Gowans June 22, 1860, at Paisley (daugh-
ter of James Gowans, born 1799, at Paisley and died there
March 7, 1849, and Robina Bryson, born in June. 1806, at
Paisley, died there Aug. 12, 1876). She was born Nov. 15,
1843, at Paisley. Their children: Robert b. Jan. 29, 1861, d.
Feb. 16, 1861; William Gowans b. Jan. 10, 1862, m. Sarah Ann
Allen; James G. b. Jan. 14, 1864, m. Elizabeth Fields; Robina
b. Feb. 14, 1866, m. Henry Green; Elizabeth Ivers b. Aug.
8, 1868, on board ship in American waters, d. Oct. 20, 1869;
Elizabeth Ann b. Sept. 30, 1870, d. March 19. 1873; Robert
Alexander b. Sept. 14, 1872, m. Clara Hamer; Jane b. Feb.
6 1875. m. William Charles Schmalz; John b. Feb. 23, 1877,
d. Feb. 25, 1877; May b. May 31, 1878, d. June 23, 1878;
George Gowans b. May 26, 1879; Arthur Gowans b. Sept.
10, 1881, d. May 18, 1882; David Gowans b. June 28, 1883,
d. Oct. 8, 1901; Eva b. Aug. 23, 1885. Family home, Ogden.

Member 75th quorum seventies; high councilor 1903-08.
Health inspector 1896-1901. Worked on Union Pacific R. R.
1868-87.

MOYES, JOHN HUTCHISON (son of Robert Moyes and Eliza-
beth Hutchison), born March 22, 1846, at Paisley, Scot-
land. Came to Utah July 14, 1866, John Nicholson company.

Married Elizabeth Ingles Sept. 4, 1876. at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Robert Ingles and Elizabeth Eccles of Paisley).
She was born Aug. 17, 1856, and came to Utah July 15, 1874,
P. C. Christensen company. Their children: John I. Moyes
b. Nov. 26, 1877, m. Maggie Cottam; Elizabeth I. b. April
27, 1880, m. Oliver Miller; Robert I. b. Aug. 29, 1883, m.
Agnes Purdie; Jane I. b. March 12, 1886, m. William Curte-
man; Maggie I. b. July 5, 1888, m. Orville Rupe; Robena G.
b. Oct. 19, 1891, m. Thomas Harris; Ella b. March 30, 1894;
Alice M. b. April 14, 1897; Bertha M. b. Jan. 29, 1900. Family
home Ogden, Utah.

High priest. Farmer and janitor.

MOTES, ALEXANDER HILL (son of Robert Moyes and
Elizabeth Hutchison). Born March 22, 1851, at Paisley.
Came to Utah Sept. 29, 1866, with mother.

Married Nancy Marinda Tracy in Oct. 1879, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Walter and Nancy Tracy of Ogden). She was
born in 1862. Their children: Margaret, m. Samuel Doxey;
m. Arthur Long; Alexander Walter; Elizabeth; Robert, m.
Ethel Hill; Dora. m. D. J. Pidcock; Norine; Julia; Helen;
three died. Family home Ogden, Utah.

State deputy game warden.



MOYL.E, JOH1V HOWE (son of James Moyle and Elizabeth
Rowe, of Wendron, Cornwall, Eng.). Born Feb. 22, 1808, in
Wendron. Came to Utah Sept. 26, 1856, Edmund Ellsworth
handcart company.

Married Phillippa Beer In 1834, Island of Guernsey, Engr.
(daughter of William Beer and Elizabeth Cook of Devon-
port, Devonshire). She was born Dec. 13, 1815. Their chil-
dren: James b. Oct. 31, 1835, m. Elizabeth Wood; Elizabeth
b. Jan. 12, 1837, m. Chauncy G. Webb; Henry b. Jan. 23,
1839, d. child; Stephen b. Nov. 27, 1840, m. Mary Ann Kelley;
Phillippa b. Dec. 12, 1842, d. child; Henry b. Jan. 3, 1844,
m. Mary Moss; Alfred b. Oct. 11, 1846, m. Alice Greenwood;
William b. Nov. 13, 1848, d. 1853; John b. May 25. 1851,
m. Fanny Carlisle; Joseph Edward b. Nov. 19, 1857, m.
Matilda C. Hansen. Family home Alpine, Utah.

Seventy; senior president of 68th quorum of seventies.
Worked for several years on Salt Lake temple. Died Feb.
16, 1889.

MOTLE, JAMES (son of John Rowe Moyle and Phillippa
Beer). Born Oct. 31, 1835, Rosmellen, Cornwall. Eng.

Married Elizabeth Wood July 22. 1856, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Daniel Wood and Mary Snyder of Kingston
county, Canada). She was born Dec. 20, 1839. Their chil-
dren: James Henry b. Sept. 17, 1858, m. Allice Evelyn Din-
woodey; Mary Elizabeth b. Jan. 25, 1860; John Alma b. May
2, 1862, and Phillippa Ann b. Dec. 4. 1863, latter three died;
Bertha May b. May 16, 1865, m. Andrew John Gray; Daniel
Wood b. Jan. 28, 1866, died; Oscar Wood b. Jan. 20, 1868, m.
May Preston; Steppen Lawrence b. Dec. 22, 1869, m. Cnar-
lotta H. Atkinson; Deseret Blanch b. Feb. 19, 1872, died;
Idda b. Sept. 25, 1873, m. Ray VanCott; Walter b. May 28,
1876, Mahonria b. Aug. 8, 1878, and Ellen b. May 28, 1880.
latter three died; Louise Rebecca b. May 28, 1881, m. James
Watson Silver. Family home, Salt Lake City.

MOTLE. JAMES HENRT (son of James Moyle and Eliza-
beth Wood). Born Sept. 17. 1858, Salt Lake City.

Married Allice Evelyn Dinwoodey Nov. 17, 1887, Logan,
Utah '(daughter of Henry Dinwoodey and Sarah Kinnersley
of England). Their children: Henry Dinwoodey b. April
22, 1889; James Hubert b. Feb. 5, 1891, d. Oct. 2, 1892; Allice
Evelyn b. March 21, 1893; Walter Gladstone b. March 13,
1895; Gilbert Dinwoodey b. Jan. 5. 1898: James Douglas b.
Oct. 26, 1901; Richard Granvllle b. Dec. 20, 1903, d. April 1904;
Sarah Virginia b. Aug. 13, 1906. Family home, Salt Lake
City.

Lawyer; city and county attorney.

MOTLE. HENRT (son of John Rowe Moyle and Phllllppa
Beer). Born Jan. 3, 1844. Plymouth, Eng. Came to Utah
with parents.

Married Mary Moss Jan. 11, 1867, Salt Lake City (daughter
of John Moss and Rebecca Wood of Bountiful, Utah, pioneers



1848). She was born Nov. 16, 1844. Their children: Henry
Alonzo b. March 31, 1868; Mary Rebecca b. June 26, 1869, m.
J. W. Booth; Elizabeth b. June 25, 1871, m. Martin Hanson;
Phillippa b. Feb. 15, 1873, m. Joseph A. Stubbs; Phebba Mal-
vina b. Jan. 12, 1875, m. Samuel S. Cluff; John Franklin b.
March 30. 1877, m. Vernett Thomas; Ellen Amellia b. June 1,
1879, m. Oscar Wilkins; Parley b. June 12, 1881, m. Maud
Austin; Clara Vilate b. June 7, 1884, m. William Vincent;
Sylvia Etta b. Nov. 6, 1886, m. Alma Bourne; Alletta b. April
25, 1889, m. Samuel S. Grant. Family home Alpine, Utah.

Missionary to Great Britain June 4, 1890, to July, 1892;
set apart as president of 67th quorum seventies Oct. 28.
1883, and senior president 128th quorum seventies in fall of
1900; ordained high priest and patriarch Jan. 20, 1901;
deacon; teacher; elder. Member first company of cavalry
from Utah county in Indian war of 1866. Marshal; city
councilman; justice of peace; postmaster of Alpine.



MtTHLESTEm, NICHOLAS (son of John Muhlesteln and
Elizabeth Luthy of Bern, Switzerland. Born Oct. 7, 1831,
Toffen, Canton Bern, Switzerland. Came to Utah October,
1863, Peter' Nebeker company.

Married Mary Hauenstein in April 1858, Koelliken, Switz-
erland (daughter of Frederick Hauenstein and Verena Ash-
bough of Koelliken, Switzerland). She was born Nov. 26,
1835, Koelliken, Canton Argau, Switzerland. Their children:
Mary. Rosalie and Emma, all three died; John Nicholas
b. Sept. 23, 1864, m. Martha Josephine Liechty; Emil, m.
Barba Richenbach; Joseph Aaron, m. Margarett Hitz; Chris-
tian Hyrum, m. Lizzy Conrad; Martha Josephine, m. Karl
Hassler; Frederick B. Family home Provo, Utah.

Married Anna Caroline Wintsh April 9, 1867, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Casper Wintsh and Annie Willleman of
Zurich, Switzerland). She was born Jan. 11, 1851. Their
children: Mary Ann, m. Joseph E. Smith; Louisa Bertha,
m. Reece Hooks; Esther, m. Albert Brown; Enoch, m. Jennie
Wintsh; A. Brlgham, m. Pearl Brown; Israel, m. Dorthy
Elva; Ida, m. Arthur Conrad; Ephraim'A. ; Edna, died. Fam-
ily home Pleasant View, Utah.

High priest; one of the presidents of 34th quorum seven-
ties. Veteran Indian wars. Musician; watchmaker; jeweler-
farmer and fruitgrower.

MUHLESTEIN, JOHN NICHOLAS (son of- Nicholas Muhle-
stein and Mary Hauenstein). Born Sept. 23, 1864, Provo
Utah.

Married Martha Josephine Liechty Jan. 20, 1897, Salt
Lake City (daughter of John Liechty and Luisa Wintsh of
Zurich, Switzerland, pioneers Oct. 1862). She was born
Feb. 20, 1879. Their children: Louisa Mary b. Jan. 19 1898
d. Jan. 19, 1898; John Wilford b. June 1, 1900; Zina Ann
b. Dec. 6, 1901; Albert Nicholas b. Sept. 24, 1903; George b
March 15, 1905; Martha b. March 13, 1907, d. March 1, 1908-
Roy Casper b. Sept. 5, 1909; Leah b. Aug. 5, 1911. Family
home Pleasant View, Utah.

President 15th quorum elders; president deacons quorum;
teacher. Assessor 1906. Farmer; fruitgrower; gardener.



MUIR, JAMES. Born in Scotland. Came to Utah 1853 by
oxteam.

Married Mary Reid In Scotland. (She had one child by

o. former husband: James Reid, m. Elizabeth .) Their

children: John, m. Margaret Fotherlngham; George b. Oct.
16, 1831, m. Margaret Hannah; Mary, m. William McCoslin;
Isabella, m. James Shanks. Family home Heber City, Utah.

Seventy; high priest. Shoemaker. Died at Salt Lake
City.

MUIR, GEORGE (son of James and Mary Reid). Born Oct.
16, 1831, In Scotland. Came to Utah 1856, handcart company.

Married Margaret Hannah (daughter of William Hannah
and Jane Howie, pioneers 1856). She was born Jan. 1,
1829. Their children: Mary Jane, m. William Richardson;
James; Margaret Ann; Isabella b. June 1860, m. John Thorn-
ton Richardson; Elizabeth; George; Christina Maria; Agnes.
Family home Heber City, Utah.

Married Christina Howie (Lindsay) 1862, Salt Lake City.
Their children: John, m. Sarah Rooker; George, m. Agnes
Arinda Thomas.

Christina Howie was the widow of William Lindsay of
Scotland and mother of the following children: Robert, m.
Sarah Murdock; William, m. Mary Mair; James, m. Agnes
Watson; Baby, died; Samuel, m. Mary Reid; Andrew, m.
Sarah Jane Thompson; Jane, m. William Shepard; Isabel,
m. Joseph Smith; Elizabeth, d. aged 14 months. Family
home Heber City, Utah.

Seventy. Opened coal mines at San Pete. Veteran Indian
wars; participated In Echo Canyon trouble. Farmer. Died
May 16, 1908, Heber City, Utah.



MUIR, WIL.LIAM SMITH (son of Stephen Mulr and Eliza-
beth Blackwood of Scotland). Born July 17, 1822, Bannock-
burn, Scotland. Came to Utah 1848 with a contingent of the
Mormon battalion (first sergeant, Co. A).

Married Jane Robb at Bannockburn, Scotland, who was
born Jan. 10, 1817. Their children: W. S., m. Vilate Grant;
Moses, m. Mary Call; Aaron, m. Emeline Day; James; Dan,
m. Lillian F. Fisher. Family home Bountiful, Utah.

Missionary to Scotland 1850-53. Farmer.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



MUIR, MOSES (son of William S. Muir and Jane Robb).
Born May 11, 1852, Bountiful, Utah.

Married Mary V. Call March 15, 1876, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Anson Vasco Call and Charlotte Holbrook of
Bountiful, Utah, pioneers Sept. 20, 1848, Brigham Young
company). She was born Jan. 29, 1859. Their children:
Charlotte b. Feb. 16, 1877, m. C. A. Higginson; Vasco b.
Nov. 16, 1879, m. Elizabeth Grant; Jane b. Dec. 25, 1881,
d. March 23, 1892; Stephen b. June 28, 1883, m. Ada C. Paull;
Cathrine b. July 25, 1885, m. J. T. Whitworth; Cassie b.
Sept. 18, 1887, m. William Lasley; William b. Sept. 15, 1890;
Anson b. Nov. 4, 1892, d. July 5. 1899; Mary A. b. April 22,
1895; Lillie b. Jan. 4, 1900; Lillus b. Jan. 4, 1900, d. Jan.
4, 1900.

High priest; bishop's counselor. Justice of the peace 4
years. Farmer.



MULLETT, JOSEPH B. (son of James Mullett and Amelia
Meade). Born Nov. 29, 1838, Charleton, Somerset, Eng. Came
to Utah 1868.

Married Rhoda Pocock July 2, 1867, St. Louis, Mo. (daugh-
ter of John Pocork and Mary Hapgood), who was born
Dec. 13, 1834, Newbury, Berkshire, Eng., and came to Utah
Aug. 20, 1868, Chester Loveland company, from Laramie
terminus of Union Pacific Railroad. Their children; Joseph
E. b. Sept. 30, 1868, m. Charlotte Alquist; Rhoda A. b. Jan.
5. 1871, m. Richard Conely; Lydia M. b. May 3, 1873, d.
Infant; William H. b. Feb. 11, 1875, d. aged 5; Mattie S.
b. May 15, 1878, m. Chester Hope. Family home, Salt Lake
City.

Missionary to New Jersey April 7, 1881.



MULLINER, SAMUEL. Born Jan. 15, 1809, Haddington,
Scotland. Came to Utah 1850.

Married Catherine Nisbet Dec. 4, 1830. Their children:
Jeanette, m. Easton Kelsey; Elizabeth, m. John M. Jones.

Married Harriet Berry. Their children: Heber J.; Martha
J., m. William Ford; .Katherine, m. Samuel Pollock; Samuel;
Brlgham; Amelia, m. Mr. Higgins; William; Albert, m.
Sarah Willis; Robert; Cyntha, m. Mr. Varney. Family home,
Salt Lake City.

Married Mary Richardson. She was born May 15, 1829,
England. Their children: Ursula b. Nov. 26, 1854, m. Isaac
H. Allred June 4, 1871; Joseph S. b. Dec. 10, 1856. m. Amelia
Woodward; Sarah b. 1858, d. infant; Fannie b. Nov. 14,
I860, m. Isaac Gudmundson; Hyrum S. b. Feb. 18, 1863.
m. Maggie Adams; Mary Ann b. Feb. 22, 1865, d. aged 6.

First missionary to Scotland 1839; one of presidents of
12th quorum seventies. Pioneer leather manufacturer In
Utah.



MUMFORD, THOMAS (son of Thomas Mumford and Mary
Horsnel of Essex, Eng.). Born Dec. 24, 1829, in Essex.
Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1862, Homer Duncan company.

Married Elizabeth Moore Nov. 8, 1860, In Dorsetshire, Eng.
(daughter of John Moore of Dorsetshire). She was born
Feb. 11, 1826. Their children: Thomas M., m. Emily M.
Wright; John W., m. Maud Saxton; Elizabeth A., m. Thomas
E. Jacobsen. Family home, Salt Lake City.

High priest; missionary to England 1858-60; block teacher.
Farmer and stockraiser.

MUMFORD, JOHN W. (son of Thomas Mumford and Eliza-
beth Moore of England, pioneers 1862). Born April 27,
1865.

Married Maud Saxton Nov. 9, 1885, Coalville, Summit Co.,
Utah (daughter of Solomon Saxton and Matilda Dexter),
who was born April 30, 1868, Coalville, Summit Co., Utah.
Their children: Matilda E. b. Aug. 4, 1886; Daisy M. b. Jan.
7, 1888, m. Vern Metcalf; William J. b. July 8, 1892; Gladys
S. b. "April 20, 1894. Family home. Salt Lake City.



MUNK, HANS JORGEN (son of Jens Sigfred Munk and
Annie Jorgensen of Bornholm, Denmark, married June 19,
1845). Born Aug. 17, 1831. Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1856,
Knud Peterson company.

Married Petrl Nellie Larson (daughter of Anders and Mar-
grette Larson, former a pioneer 1855. Captain Hog-gen com-
pany). She was born June 13, 1828. Their children: Andrew
b. Feb. 15, 1858, m. Mary C. Jorgensen; Malvena b. March
8, 1860, m. Jacob Jorgensen. Family home Logan, Utah.

Married Sene Larson May 30, 1863, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Magnus Larson and Mary Hanson, pioneers Oct. 1,
1862. Joseph Home company). She was born Nov. 20, 1847,
Sjaeland, Denmark. Their children: Emma b. March 25,
1869, m. Charles Wilkes; Rose b. Nov. 3, 1871, m. Wilber F.
Cranney; Lottie M. b. Oct. 14, 1874, m. Joseph Carlson;
Joseph Segfred b. Feb. 6, 1878; Albert Jacob b. Sept. 17, 1880;
Elizabeth C. b. March 29, 1883, m. Edward Justus; Oliver
Magnus b. Aug. 11, 1885. Family home Logan, Utah.

Married Kirsten Sorensen June 13, 1865, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Jens Sorensen who came to Utah Sept. 15,
1864, William Preston company, and Nellie Sorensen). She
was born June 21, 1844, Denmark. Their children: Eliza b.
Jan. 11, 1866, m. Noah Williams; Alma b. Oct. 2, 1870, m.
Ester Williams; Amanda b. May 19, 1877, m. Fred Smith;
Aaron b. May 19, 1873, m. Sadie Bird; Sophia b. Feb. 9,
1880, m. T. A. Tarhenson. Family home Logan, Utah.

High priest; member Nauvoo legion. Took part in Echo
Canyon campaign. One of the first school trustees of Logan
Utah. Pioneer of Logan 1860.



MUNSON, HANS (son of Peter Munson and Kirsten Mlxkel-
sen of Sjaelland, Denmark). Born March 6, 1803, at Laa-
land, Denmark. Came to Utah In 1854.

Married Martha Jensen In Laaland (daughter of Hans
Jensen and Anne Hansen Jensen of Laaland). Born Dec
12, 1804. Their children: John Munson b. Jan. 7, 1836, m
Mary Christina Christensen; Tens Munson b. 1839, m. Anne
Sophia Hansen.

MUNSON, JOHN (son of Hans Munson and Martha Jensen)
Born Jan. 7. 1836, Laaland, Denmark.

Married Mary Christina Christensen Feb. 22, 1864, Salt
Lake City (daughter of James Christensen and Maria Ander-
sen), who was born Oct. 28, 1844. Their children: John
Henry b. April 9, 1865, m. Mary Emma Crystal; Charles b.
Aug. 23, 1867; Lorenzo b. June 6, 1874, m. Margarett Jane
Yates.

MUNSON, JOHN HENRY (son of John Munson and Mary
Christina Christensen). Born April 9, 1864, Hyrum, Utah.
Married Mary Emma Crystal Dec. 28, 1910, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Crystal and Lera Jane Barret), who
was born April 19, 1883; came to Utah in 1853.



MURDOCH, DAMKL HALL, (son of Levi Murdock and Eliza-
beth Campbell). Born Nov. 10, 1839, Warren county, Ind
Came to Utah 1850, Captain Bennett company.

Married Mary Snyder Feb. 16, 1864, and five sons and five
daughters were born.

Settled at Mound Fort, near Ogden, where he assisted in
developing the country. Took part In Echo Canyon cam-
paign, served under Gen. C. W. West, and rose to first lieu-
tenant under Charles C. Middleton. Moved to Fountain
Green In 1894, to Provo In 1897, and to Lovell, Big Horn
county, Wyo., in 1902, at which places he has done much
for the upbuilding of the community. Hauled rock for Salt
Lake temple and worked on the Ogden tabernacle. Hauled
and planted the first shade trees in Ogden. Farmer and
chair-maker. Died Feb. 16, 1864.



MURDOCK, JOHN (son of John Murdock of Delaware county,
N. Y., and Elleanor Riggs of New York, N. Y.). Born
July 15, 1792, Kortright, Delaware county, N. Y. Pioneers
Sept. 24, 1847, Captain Wallace company.

Married Julia Clapp. Their children: Orrice C., m. Mar-
gret Molen 1850; John R., m. Almira H. Lott 1849. Family
home Lehi, Utah.

Married Electa Allen (daughter of Gideon Allen and
Rachell Hand, pioneers 1848). She was born Dec. 6, 1806,
Litchfleld, Conn. Only child: Gideon A. Murdock, m.
Lucinda E. Howd March 1, 1866.

Married Sarah Zufelt. Their children: George (adopted);
Brigham.

First bishop of 14th ward, Sail Lake City. First mis-
sionary to Australia in 1851; patriarch. Member of the
first legislature in Utah 1849. Died Dec. 23, 1871, Beaver,
Utah.

MURDOCK, GIDEON A. (son of John Murdock and Electa
Allen). Born Aug. 1, 1840, Lima, 111.

Married Lucinda E. Howd March 1, 1866, Beaver City
(daughter of Simeon F. Howd, pioneer Brigham Young com-
pany and Lucinda Morgan pioneer 1847). She was born June
30, 1860, Salt Lake City. Their children: Electa b. May 12,
1870, m. Francis M. Dirrity; Lucinda E. b. Oct. 13, 1872, m.
Myron O. Cooley; Rosella M. b. July 19, 1876, m. James
W. Eyre; Almira H. b. March 2, 1879, m. John McKnight;
J. Simeon b. May 8, 1883, m. Ella Dotson; Orrin b. Aug. 12.
1885, m. Cassie Myers; Lucy b. July 12, 1889, m. Cyrus
Osborn; Edmond H. b. Aug. 24, 1891. Family home Miners-
vllle. Utah.

Bishop of Joseph, Sevler Co., Utah 1877-93. Deputy sheriff
of Beaver county 1868-75. Adjutant of cavalry; lieutenant
of cavalry during the Black Hawk war.



MURDOCK, JOSEPH STACY (son of Joseph Murdock and
Sally Bonny Stacy of Hamilton, Madison county, N. Y.).
Born June 26, 1822, Hamilton, N. Y. Came to Utah Sept.
1847.

Married Eunice Sweet June 26, 1842, at Albany, N. Y.
(daughter of William and Hanna Sweet of Augusta, N. Y.)
She was born Oct. 27, 1818. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Eliza Clark June 2, 1852, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Thomas and Carlotte Clark of Grantsville. pioneers
1860, Orson Pratt company). She was born May 17, 1830.
Their children: Sarah Ann, m. Robert Lindsay; John Heber,
m. Mary Gallagher; m. Emily A. Bond; Joseph Thomas, m.
Margaret Duke; Rocksina, m. Isaac Nathaniel Brown; Char-
lotte, m. William Wright; George Calvin, m. Louisa Bagley;
Ester Melissa, m. George Lindsay.

Married Jane Sharp June 11, 1854, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Nathaniel and Cecilia Sharp of Clackmannan, Scot-
land, pioneers 1850). She was born April 13, 1836. Their
children: David N. Murdock, m. Margaret S. Tood; Nymphas,
died; Willard Milton, m. Christine Watson; William Henry,
m. Melissa Baum; Cecilia, d. child; Stanley Gibson, m.
Annetta Solon; Margaret Ellen, m. George F. Murray; Sarah
Jane, m. Owen Hilton; Royal Stacy, m. Margaret Molton;
m. Nellie Duncan. Family home Heber, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Hunter June 11, 1854. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Robert and Agnes Hunter of Clackmannan,



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Scotland). She was born April 17, 1839. Their children:
Johnathan R.. m. Hulda Mary Elm; Alvy M., m. Josephine



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