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company.

Married Joanna Holllster in 1853 at Provo, Utah (daugh-
ter of John Holllster and Lovina Clearwater of Marble-
town, N. Y.), who was born April 18, 1833. Their chil-
dren: Vina, m. John Moore; Thomas Jefferson, Jr., m. Isa-
bella Billings; Hannah, m. George Billings; Joanna, m.
Joseph Harris; Ida, m. Edward Rawlins; Melissa, m. L. A.
Wilson; William, m. Sadie Talmage; Alva, m. Lettie Brown;
Phoebe, m. Fred Kropf ; David Wyman, m. Menie Williamson.

High priest; counselor to bishop. Veteran Black Hawk
war. President Provo Bench Canal Co. Justice of peace.
F'irst Sunday school superintendent in Sunday school union.
Died Dec. 14, 1910, Provo, Utah.

PATTEN, DAVID WYMAN (son of Thomas J. Patten and
Joanna Hollister). Born Nov. 8, 1877, Provo, Utah.

Married Menie Williamson June 5, 1900, at Provo (daugh-
ter of John Williamson and Hanna Seward of Lake View,
Utah), who was born Nov. 20, 1878. Their children: Scottie
Wyman b. Jan. 8, 1901, d. Jan. 22, 1901; Marion John b.
Dec. 4, 1902; Paul Williamson b. April 6, 1904; Helen Pauline
b. Oct. 26, 1910, d. March 22, 1913.



PATTEST, WILLIAM CORNWELt, (son of John Patten, born
March 10, 1767, South of Ireland, and Ann Cornwell, born
May 20, 1774, in Newcastle county, Del. married 1796).
He was born March 24, 1799, In Chester county. Pa. Came
to Utah Oct. 3, 1850, Wilford Woodruff company.

Married Harriet Cooper at Philadelphia, Pa. Only child:
Mary Ann.

Married Julianah Bench Dec. 21, 1826 (daughter of Samuel
Bench and Ann Townsley), who was born Nov. 10, 1804, and
died Jan. 1, 1835. Their children: George b. Oct. 26, 1828,
m. Mary Jane Nelson Feb. 20, 1851; Ann, m. Charles S. Peter-
son.

Married Jane Grouse In 1845, Nauvoo, 111. Their children:
Hannah Jane b. Dec. 6, 1846, m. Joseph S. Nelson; Matilda
Rebecca b. Feb. 27, 1848, m. Elijah Nichols Wilson.

Settled at Payson, Utah, 1850.

PATTEN, GEORGE (son of William Cornwell Patten and
Julianah Bench). Born Oct. 26, 1828, Cold Rain, Chester
county, Pa. Came to Utah with father.

Married Mary Jane Nelson Feb. 20, 1851, Alpine, Utah
(daughter of Edmon Nelson and Jane Taylor of Missouri),
who was born March 8, 1832, in Jefferson county, 111. 'Their
children; Joseph Cornwell b. Dec. 17, 1851, m. Rose E. Wright
April 29, 1872; George Washington b. Jan. 14, 1853, m. Lillian
Beckstead July 24, 1871; William Henry b. Sept. 18, 1854,
m. Martha M. Patterson April 28, 1873; John Edmon b. Sept.
7, 1856, d. June 9, 1875; Charles Moroni b. April 17, 1858, m.
Lucinda Patterson Feb. 19, 1878; Mary Jane b. Jan. 5,
1863, m. C. E. Loose July 20, 1888; Julianah b. Aug. 10, 1867,
m. Lachoneas A. Colvin Aug. 19, 1883; Sarah Elizabeth b.
March 20, 1870, m. Thomas Wimmer June 1, 1886. Family
home Payson, Utah.

High priest. Member Appleton Harmon company, Nauvoo
Legion 1844. Appointed major first battalion Infantry, 1st
regiment, 2d brigade, 2d division Nauvoo Legion April 22,
1S66; member police force Payson 1857-66; missionary to The
Muddy 1866-71; member city council of Payson 1876-78.
Indian war veteran; captain of ten, Homer Duncan com-
pany 1856, bringing Immigrants to- Utah; participated In
Echo Canyon trouble. Helped build first telegraph line and
first railroad Into Payson, also tabernacle and woolen mills
at Provo, and all Mormon temples, excepting one at Klrt-
land, Ohio.



PATTERSON, C. S. (son of William Patterson and Frances
M. DeLong of Ohio). Born July 16, 1860, Tontogany, Ohio.
Came to Utah December, 1895.

Married Vesta D. Morris July 16, 1884, Logan, Iowa (daugh-
ter of John Morris and Hannah Clark of Magnolia, Iowa),
who was born Dec. 26, 1863.

Member board of commissioners on revenue and taxation.
Lawyer.



PAUL, SAMUEL (son of James Paul and Margret Hen'y of
County Londonderry, Ireland). Born Feb. 20, 1836, at Coler-
aine, Ireland. Came to Utah 1870.

Married Florence Slade Nov. 10, 1874, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Slade and Jane Atwood of Salt Lake
City, pioneers 1863), who was born 1861. Their children:
Ethel J. b. 1876; Samuel G., m. Elinor Napier: Alice; Lorine
N., m. Nellie J. Cooke. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Chief supervisor of streets 1890-91; chief of police 1892-
93. President and manager Salt Lake Livery & Transfer.



PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



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PAUL, WILLIAM (son of Walter Paul and Mary Mltchel of
St. Agnes, Cornwall, Eng.). Born May 2, 1803, at St. Agnes.
Came to Utah Oct. 1, 1854, Daniel Garn company.

Married Elizabeth Goyne, who was born March 13, 1804.
Their children: Mary Jane b. Dec. 17, 1827, m. James Lin-
forth; William b. July 31, 1829, m. Georgeana Burrows;
Elizabeth b. March 11, 1832, m. H. W. Naisbitt; Walter b.
March 10, 1834, m. Ann Walker Dec. 25, 1856; John b. Feb.
25, 1836, m. Louisa Bourne; Priscilla b. March 25, 1838, m.
William Jennings 1856; Edmund b. Feb. 6, 1840, m. Martha
Huntington July 16, 1864, who died April 6, 1883, m. Mary
Ellen Westover Oct. 11, 1883; Susan R. b. Jan. 27, 1842, m.
Philip Brooks.

Married Ann Louder, at Salt Lake City, who was born
April 19. 1825, and came to Utah Oct. 24, 1856, Milo Andrus
company. Their children: Joseph James Louder b. April
2, 1861; Albert Louder b. Oct. 23, 1863.

Contractor and architect. High priest and Sunday school
teacher.

PAUL, WALTER (son of William Paul and Elizabeth Goyne).
Born March 10, 1834, Truro, Cornwall, Eng.

Married Ann Walker Dec. 25, 1856, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of George Walker, pioneer 1851, and Mary Hopkins).
She was born Jan. 28, 1840, Grimly, Nottinghamshire, Eng.,
and died Jan. 14, 1875. Their children: Annie E. b. Dec.
18. 1857, m. Andrew Bigler Nov. 5, 1877; Walter George b.
Sept. 24, 1859, m. Kate Painter April 10, 1877; William Henry
b. Sept. 30, 1861, m. Lovina Jarvis Feb. 16, 1886; John R. b.
Dec. 2, 1863, m. Ardell Hlnckley May 20, ; Mary Jane b.
March 11, 1866, m. J. K. Whitney Oct. 1, 1884; Priscilla b. Jan.
6, 1868; Edmund Young b. March 22, 1869; Sarah (twin of Ed-
mund Young); Frank Orson b. Sept. 26, 1870, and Minnie
Susan b. July 10, 1873, latter five died.

Married Emma Jane Westover March 10, 1877, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Edwin Westover and Ann Findly, pioneers
1853). She was born Sept. 3, 1858, Big Cottonwood, Utah,
and died Jan. 16, 1897, Rexburg, Idaho. Their children:
Oscar S. b. Jan. 18, 1878, m. Emily Randall; Edmund R. W.
b. April 10, 1879, m. Sarah Ann Hughes; Louisa Ann W. b.
Jan. 18, 1881, m. Edward C. Larsen Dec. 29, 1902; Laura Maud
W. b. Sept. 4, 1882, d. April 2, 1891; Clarence W. b. Feb. 28,
1885; Fannie Huddassah W. b. March 26, 1887, m. Charles
Ellsworth April 7. 1909; Emma Arminta W. b. Jan. 4, 1889,
d Jan. 21, 1889; Dora Lovina W. b. May 30, 1890; Fremont
R. W. b. Jan. 29, 1893, d. Feb. 19, 1893; Elmer Bruce W. b.
Jan. 3, 1895; Harold Little W. b. Dec. 30, 1896.

One of presidents 84th quorum seventies. First justice of
peace Rexburg, Idaho; first coroner of Fremont county. Or-
ganized first home dramatic company, Rexburg. Carpenter;
merchant. Postmaster. Echo Canyon war veteran.

PAUL, WALTER GEORGE (son of Walter Paul and Ann
Walker). Born Sept. 24, 1859, Salt Lake City.

Married Kate Painter April 10, 1886, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of George Painter). Their children: Jane Elizabeth b.
Dec. 18, 1885, died; Ethel Ann b. Nov. 23, 1886; Joseph Walter
1< Oct 20 1888, Gilbert George b. Sept. 5, 1890, and Mary
Matilda b. Aug. 19, 1892, died; Alfred Henry b. Oct. 3. 1894;
Nephl, Emeline, and Priscilla, died. Family resided Mendon
and Salt Lake City, Utah, and Rexburg, Idaho.

Missionary to Montana, southern states, England. Under-
taker; carpenter.

PAUL, JOHN R. (son of Walter Paul and Ann Walker).
Born Dec. 2, 1863, Salt Lake City.

Married Luna A. Hinckley May 20. 1886, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Arza E. Hinckley and Mary Hiner of Salt Lake
City pioneers 1847, contingent of Mormon Battalion). She
was born March 18, 1867. Their children: J. Leo b. Jan.
31 1887, m. Isabelle James April 7. 1910; Aldine A. b. May 15,
1888- Earl S b. Sept. 14, 1889; Frank O. b. March 29, 1891;
Bradley H. b. Aug. 22. 1892; Arza W. b. April 13, 1895;
Tredgar M. b. Aug. 28. 1896, d. Oct. 8, 1902; Lynn b. June 29,
1898; Mary M. b. April 17, 1900; Mildred b. Sept. 1, 1907.
Family home Rexburg, Idaho.

High priest; secretary stake Sunday school; counselor
stake Y. M. M. I. A.; second counselor to Bishop T. J. Winter;
home missionary; secretary Sunday school at Rexburg; pre-
siding elder Grove branch, Pratt ward. Butcher; farmer.



PAXMAN, WILLIAM (son of James Paxman, born 1802, Suf-
folk Eng and Esther Reynolds, born March 14, 1807, Col-
chester) He was born Oct. 23, 1835, Hemel Herristed, Eng.
Came to Utah Sept. 13, 1861, Joseph Home company.

Married Ann Rushen Keys March 3. 1855 (daughter of
Joseph Keys, came to Utah 1877, and Mary Ann Rushen
married Nov. 4, 1827, Essex, Eng). She was born Sept. 11,
1830 and came to Utah with husband. Their children:
William Reed Horizon b. June 3, 1866, m. Urilda Moody Jan.
16 1879' Edgar Moroni b. Aug. 25, 1857, m. Clara Wrigley
Dec 1 1880; Emma Tryfena b. Jan. 12, 1859, m. Joseph Miller
Jan. 8, 1880; James Walter b. Oct. 12, 1861, m. Julia Sudbury
March 1 1888; George Francis b. April 26, 1863, m. Martha
Evans Sept. 18, 1885; Esther Elizabeth b. Feb. 16, 1865, m.
Henry M. McCune April 9, 1885; Martha Ellen b. May 2, 1867,
m Isaac C. Gadd April 22, 1887; Joseph Hyrum b. March
26 1869 d. Nov. 26, 1892; Alice Ann b. Sept. 16, 1870, m.
George McCune Sept. 13. 1893; Edwin Washington b. July 4,
1872 m. Emma Jenkins March 27, 1895; Albert Reynolds b.
Aug. 9, 1875. m. Margaret Jenkins June 15, 1898. Family
resided American Fork and Nephi, Utah.

Married Emily Abel Oct. 11. 1875, Salt Lake City (daughter
of Isaac Abel and Ann Methley married Dec. 25, 1849, Shef-
field Eng. pioneers 1863, Samuel D. White company). Their



children: Emily Ann b. Sept. 21, 1878, d. April 16, 1882; Wll-
ford W. b. March 29, 1881. d. Feb. 17, 1906; Mary Ellen b.
Jan. 15. 1883; Ernest b. March 17, 1886, m. Juventa Green-
wood; Hattie b. Aug. 4, 1891, m. James Martin; Rebecca A.
b. June 3, 1896.

Married Kate Love Oct. 7, 1884, Salt Lake City (dasghter
of Andrew Love and Sarah M. Humphrey married April 8,
1854, Salt Lake City former a pioneer Oct. 4, 1847, Jedediah
M. Grant company, latter a pioneer 1860, Lorenzo Hatch
company). She was born Dec. 29, 1860, Nephi, Utah. Their
children: Sarah J. L. b. Sept. 17, 1886, d. March 10, 1887;
Andrew Love b. Jan. 2, 1889; May Love b. May 29, 1891, m.
M. R. Hill Nov. 24, 1910; Ezra Love b. Sept. 6, 1893; Douglas
Love b. Nov. 6, 1896. Family resided Nephi, Utah, and
Alberta, Canada.

Organizer and superintendent of Sunday school, American
Fork, 1883; missionary to England 1876-77, presiding over
London conference; president New Zealand mission 1886-89,
and supervised the translation of the Book of Mormon into
the Maori language; acted as agent for Presiding Bishop
Hunter; president of Juab stake 1883-97. City alderman.
Tinsmith in early days. Delegate to commercial and Irriga-
tion congresses. Organizer and superintendent of the Provo
Lumber Company until 1883; superintendent of American
Fork Co-op, store. Died Oct. 12, 1897.

PAXMAN, JAMES WALTER (son of William Paxman and
Ann Rushen Keys). Born Oct. 12, 1861, Salt Lake City.

Married Julia Sudbury March 1, 1888, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of Samuel John Sudbury and Emma Crossland, pioneers
October, 1853, Joseph W. Young company). She was born
Oct. 31, 1864, Coalville, Utah. Their children: James Wal-
ter, Jr., b. Feb. 12, 1889; Loraine Sudbury b. Dec. 22, 1890, d.
Jan. 13, 1909; Clarence b. Aug. 5, 1892; Vera Alice b. May
24, 1894; Samuel George b. Feb. 21, 1896; Julia b. Oct. 29,
1897; Louise Ann b. May 2, 1899; William b. June 29, 1901;
Joseph Leland b. June 16, 1903, d. Aug. 10, 1904; Emma b.
June 23, 1906. Family home Nephi, Utah.

President of Juab stake December, 1897; counselor In the
presidency of Juab stake January, 1887, to December, 1897;
missionary to England 1884-86. County clerk Juab county
1887-89. Pioneer dry farmer to Juab Co., Utah. Presi-
dent and director Juab Development Company February,
1907-13; manager of Excelsior Mercantile Company. Cob-
bler in American Fork from 1875-80. Attended B. Y. U. at
Provo.

PAXMAN, ALBERT R. (son of William Paxman and Ann
Rushen Keys). Born Aug. 9, 1876, American Fork, Utah.

Married Margaret Grace Jenkins June 15, 1898, Salt Lake
City (daughter of James Jenkins and Margaret Grace, the
former pioneer, Milo Andrus company). She was born Jan.
19, 1870, Nephi, Utah. Their children: Albert Delos b. June
18, 1899; LeRoy b. Sept. 1, 1901. Family home, Nephl.

Stake superintendent of Sunday schools 1907-11; stake
clerk 1901 to date of publication. County treasurer 1911-14;
city councilman 1902-05 and 1908-09; school trustee 1910-13.
Secretary and director Excelsior Mercantile Company.



PAYNE, EDWARD (son of John Payne and Caroline Arnold
of Warminster, Wiltshire, Eng.). Born May 31, 1832, In
Wiltshire. Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1864, Joseph S. Rawllns
company.

Married Emma Powell Sept. 16, 1854, Dudley, Stafford-
shire, Eng. (daughter of George Powell and Mariah Mousley
of England), who was born March 1, 1838, and came to Utah
with husband. Their children: George b. Dec. 4, 1865, m.
Mariah Gottfredson; Harry b. Dec. 3. 1867, m. Helen Bu-
chanan; Lucy b. March 16, 1860, m. H. H. Bell; Thomas b.
April 10, 1862, d. on the plains; Elizabeth b. Oct. 2, 1864, m.
F. H. Bell; Edward William b. April 2, 1867, m. Emily Bean;
John Henry b. Aug. 19, 1869, m. Margaret Sampson; Mar-
garet Ann b. Nov. 29, 1871, m. J. L. Fox; Charles Willard b.
Feb. 2, 1874. m. Elizabeth Staker; James Heber b. Feb. 27,
1876, died; Emma M. b. June 3, 1877, died; Claud b. Oct. 6,
1878, m. Minnie Jenson; Benjamin Franklin b. Nov. 17, 1881,
died. Family home Glenwood, Utah.

High priest; member seventies. Early settler at Heber.
Veteran Black Hawk war. Glenwood ward clerk; Glen-
wood town clerk; trustee Glenwood school. Treasurer
Glenwood Irrigation Company; secretary and treasurer Glen-
wood Co-op.; secretary and treasurer United Order. Farmer.



PEA, JOHN (son of George Pea and Sarah De Armon of
York county, S. C.). Born July 11, 1783, in York county,
Came to Utah 1853, Orson Pratt company.

Married Elizabeth Knighton June 7, 1804, Crowders Creek,
S. C. (daughter of Thomas Knighton and Jane Freeman of
Sumpter county, Va.). She was born May 17, 1783, Orange
county, Va. Their children: Elizabeth K., m. Abner Herring;
John Wesley, d. 1808; Ezekiel, m. Catherine Ann Berry;
Nancy Rebecca, d. 1812; Sarah De Armon, m. Charles C.
Rich; Messaniah, d. 1819; Thomas K., d. 1836; Jane Freeman,
m. William E. Horner.

High priest. Blacksmith. Died April 26, 1875, Salt Lake
City, Utah.

PEACOCK, GEORGE (son of Daniel Peacock, died Sep-
tember, 1831. near Marcum, Canada, and Mary Noddings of
Hutton, Yorkshire, Eng.). He was born July 22, 1822, at
Hutton. Came to Utah Sept. 5, 1850, Thomas Johnson com-
pany.

Married Sarah Lowry April 4, 1840, Lee county, Iowa



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



(daughter of John Lowry of Nashville, Term., and Susan
Groom of Lee county, Iowa, pioneers Sept. 30, 1S47, John
Taylor company). Their children: William Henry, m. Mary
Snow; Isabelle, m. Edward W. Fox; Sarah, m. O. C. Ornsbey;
George D., m. Kezzie Wilson; Susan Rosella, m. James E.
Clinton; Alice, m. Frank W. Snow; Charlotte Ann, m.
B. T. Young: Jane, m. J. H. Hague.

Married Mary Artimesia Lowry Aug. 5, 1854, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Lowry and Mary Wilcox of Manti,
pioneers 1847, John Taylor company). She came to Utah
with parents. Their children: John Lowry, b. Aug. 5, 1855,
m. Serena Evens Moffltt Jan. 29, 1875; George b. March 8,
1857, m. Lucy S. Reid; Brigham James b. Dec. 27, 1858, m.
Sarah Eleanor Cox Dec. 1. 1880; Susan L. b. Feb. 19, 1861, m.
William Richards; Clarence b. July 27, 1864, m. Margaret
Whltlock; Rosebella b. Sept. 6, 1866, died; Ariel Aroldo b.
Jan. 7, 1869, m. Retta Allerton; Daniel Movell b. March 5,
1872, m. Clara Madsen; Dell Roy Lynn b. July 18, 1874. m.
Orpha Miles; Mary Luella b. Jan. 26, 1879, m. Alexander
Tennant.

Married Sarah Bell, Flllmore. Utah (daughter of William
Bell and Sarah Brlreton). Their children: Warren Snow,
m. Elizabeth Ann Parry; Helen Eugenie, m. J. D. Killpack;
Lilian Bell, died; William George, m. Margaret C. Crawford;
Oliver Cromwell, m. Charlotte Luke; Edmund, died; Sarah
Anetta, m. Joseph Larson; Le Roy Durell, died; Olivia, m.
J. Milton Burns; Velora, m. Ezra S. Funk.

Married Hannah McClney. Only child: Wlliard M. b. March
20, 1860, m. Mary Hoggan. Families resided Mantl, Utah.

Member 25th quorum seventies; high priest; counselor to
Bishop Warren Snow seven years; missionary to Europe
1861-63. Assisted In making the first ferryboat, and taking
across the Missouri river the first load of immigrants west-
ward-bound. Guard to Joseph and Hyrum Smith while at
Nauvoo. Settled at Mantl in 1850, where In 1852 he organ-
ized San Pete county, by appointing the officers; In 1851
he was appointed constable of Manti; probate judge of
San Pete county 1852-1878, excepting 1861-1863; member
Utah legislature seven terms beginning 1853. Commander
in Utah militia against the Indians. First postmaster of
Manti 1853-1878. By request of historical committe of the
Utah legislature, wrote historical sketch of settlement of
San Pete county. Founded first public library at Manti
1865. Died Sept. 29, 1878.

PEACOCK, JOHN LOWRY (son of George Peacock and Mary
Artimesia Lowry). Born Aug. 5, 1855, Manti, Utah.

Married Serena Evens Moffltt Jan. 29, 1875, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Andrew Jackson Moffltt and Margaret Easton
of Manti). She was born April 20, 1858. Their children:
John L. b. April 1, 1877, d. Oct. 17, 1903; Charles Moffltt
b. March 14, 1879, m. Weltha O. Whitbeck; Ernest Eugene
b. March 22, 1SS1, m. Emma Christoffersen (who died), m.
Augusta Anderson; Leo Cox b. July 19, 1884, m. Effle Whit-
beck; George Quince b. Jan. 29, 1886, d. Feb. 18, 1886; Maggie
May b. May 10, 1887, m. William H. Bailey; Calvin b. May
6, 1889, m. Asenath Edwards; Clara b. June 14, 1891, m.
Albert Anderson; Wendell b. Dec. 1893. Family home
Sterling, Utah.

Missionary to Arizona 1876; bishop's counselor 1881-83;
bishop of Sterling 1883-92; high priest. Justice of peace.
Merchant and farmer.

PEACOCK, BRIGHAM JAMES (son of George Peacock and
Mary Artimesia Lowry). Born Dec. 27. 1858, at Manti,
Utah.

Married Sarah Eleanor COT Dec. 1, 1880, St George, Utah
(daughter of Frederick Walter Cox and Jemima Losee
of Iowa). She was born Nov. 30, 1859. Their children:
Brigham James b. April 8, 1882, m. Lydla Pauline Staker;
Mima May b. Dec. 20, 1883, m. James Keele; Edgar Reid b.
Nov. 20, 1885, d. infant; Hazel Elvira b. March 16, 1887, m.
William Keele; Edward Lynn b. July 17, 1889, m. Mary
Johannah Allred; Ralph Vernon b. June 5, 1891, m. Rosetta
Jorgensen; Byron Charles b. March 10, 1893; Elea'nor b. July
23. 1896; Wilbur b. June 29, 1899; Riddell b. April 30, 1903.
Family home Emery, Utah.

Elder. Settled at Emery 1895; moved to Sterling 1880, and
engaged in the sheep business under firm name of B. J.
Peacock & Sons. Merchant and farmer.

PEACOCK, WARREN SNOW (son of George Peacock and
Sarah Bell). Born Sept. 17, 1857, Mantl, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Ann Parry Sept. 11, 1878, St George,
Utah (daughter of Edward L. and Ann Parry of Wales,
pioneers 1853). She was born March 4, 1858. Their chil-
dren: Emma Parry b. Nov. 25, 1879, died; Warren Sylvester
b. Aug. 13. 1881, m. Elvira Mott; Edward L. b. Dec. 7,
1882, m. Ruth Foi; Ann Elizabeth b. Nov. 6, 1884. died;
George b. March 7, 1887, died; Gomer Parry b. Aug. 11,
1888, m. Mabel -Brown; Sarah Belle b. Sept. 13, 1891; Nettie
b. March 11, 1894; Hattte b. April 3, 1896; Velora b. Nov. 11,
1898; Bernlce b. Jan. 4, 1901; Leland b. Dec. 23, 1903. Family
home Orangeville, Utah.

Member 91st quorum seventies; missionary to southern
states 1888-90. County road commissioner three years.



died Dec. 30, 1846. Their children: William Alonzo b. Nov.
29, 1837; John Angel b. Oct. 15, 1839; Walter Amos b. May
18, 1841, died; Sylvester Henry b. March 13, 1843, m. Roseltha
Melissa Reynolds; Perry b. Dec. 13, 1846, died.

Married Mary Ann Gardner (Haden) Jan. 30, 1848, who
was born Sept. 13, 1822, came to Utah 1852, and died March
20, 1891. Their children: Esther b. May 9, 1849, and Joseph
b. July 22, 1850, d. infants; Benjamin, m. Annie Jeppeson;
Alfred, m. Fannie Carter; Inez, m. John Love; m. Mr. Hew-
lett. Family home Provo, Utah.

Farmer. Died Feb. 23, 1898.

PEARCE, SYLVESTER HENRY (son of Alonzo Pearce and
Esther Angel). Born March 13, 1843. Came to Utah in 1852
with parents.

Married Roseltha Melissa Reynolds Dec. 25, 1864, Heber
City, Utah (daughter of William Peter Reynolds and Melissa
E. Bard well of Michigan, pioneers Oct. 1855, oxteam com-
pany). She was born Sept. 13, 1844, Nunda, Livingston
county, N. Y., and died June 20, 1906. Their children: Viola
b. Oct. 25, 1865, m. Thomas Hatch; Esther Nora b. Sept. 1,
1868, m. Robert L. Tyler; Charles Henry b. Aug. 22, 1871.
m. Eliza Noble; Mary Elizabeth b. Nov. 25, 1873, died; Ona
Jane b. Jan. 10, 1877, m. Thomas Hatch; William Alonzo
b. June 5, 1879, and Martha Ann b. Dec. 11, 1881, d. child;
Alice Ermina b. Dec. 8, 1883, m. Emanuel M. Swain; George
Albert b. July 5, 1886. m. Ethel Maud Bingham; Clara Bell
b. Aug. 19, 1888, m. Lester Weight. Family resided Alpine,
Apache county, Ariz., and Provo, Utah.

High priest. Settled in Provo; moved to Alpine 1879;
to Vernal, Utah, 1890. Assisted in bringing immigrants to
Utah. Home guard during Indian wars. Helped to build
Union Pacific, Echo Canyon, Oregon Short Line, and Utah
Southern Railways; helped build water system at Wood-
ruff, Ariz.

PEARCE, GEORGE ALBERT (son of Sylvester Henry
Pearce and Roseltha Melissa Reynolds). Born July B,
1886, Alpine, Ariz.

Married Ethel Maud Bingham Aug. 26, 1908, Roosevelt,
Utah (daughter of Calvin Perry Bingham and Olive Phelps
of Roosevelt and Vernal, Utah). She was born May 25,
1890. Their child: Lamar b. Dec. 25, 1909, Vernal.

Teacher in first school held; secretary In first Y. M. M. I.
A., and teacher in first Sunday school organized in Roose-
velt; first missionary from Duchesne stake; filled mission
In Central states 1910-1912; member 162d quorum seventies;
president Y. M. M. I. A.; principal r3liglon class; ward
teacher. First clerk of Roosevelt town corporation. Pro-
prietor Cash meat market.



PEARCE, EDWARD (son of Edward Pearce of London and
Esther Chldark). Born June 20, 1802, London, Eng. Came
to Utah Oct. 19, 1862, Horton D. Haight company.

Married Elizabeth Bennet March 5, 1826 (daughter of
Richard and Elizabeth Bennet), who was born August, 1805,
and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Elizabeth
b. March 10, 1827, m. Charles P. Jennings; Mary b. Oct. 1,
1828, m. Richard Ballantyne; Susan b. Nov. 10, 1830, m.
James Giller; Charles b. Feb. 20, 1833, m. Eliza Jane Rod-
well; Esther b. Feb. 6, 1835, m. John G. Lindsay; Edward b.

Jan. 6, 1837, m. Emaline ; Eliza b. Jan. 6, 1839, m. Arthur

Pickering; William b. Dec. 16, 1841, m. Margaret Jenkins;
Richard b. 1843; Sarah b. Nov. 16, 1845, m. John Fowler.
Family home Ogden, Utah.

PEARCE, CHARLES (son of Edward Pearce and Elizabeth
Bennet). Born Feb. 20, 1833, London, Eng. Came to Utah
1864.

Married Eliza Jane Rodwell (daughter of John Rodwell
and Sarah Jane Morgan, pioneers 1863, handcart company).
Their children: Eliza Esther b. 1858, m. Jasper Simons
1878; Charles Rodwell b. Oct. 3, 1860, m. Agnes Hogensen
Sept. 22, 1882; Nellie b. 1864; Sarah b. 1866, m. Mr. Fisher
1881; Edward; William.

Married Emma Lovesy Sept. 21, 1882, Salt Lake City.

PEARCE, CHARLES RODWELL (son of Charles Pearce and
Eliza Jane Rodwell). Born Oct. 3, 1860, London, Eng. Came
to Utah with parents.

Married Agnes Hogensen Sept. 22. 1882, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Christian Hogensen and Peteria Larsen, pio-
neers Sept. 4, 1859, George Rowley handcart company). She
was born Nov. 9, 1863, Paris. Bear Lake Co., Idaho. Their
children: Mary Fredone b. April 6, 1884, died; Nellie Bar-
della b. Feb. 6, 1886, m. W. L. Perkins Oct. 6, 1910; Nettie
Vera b. Feb. 9, 1888; Mabel b. Aug. 27, 1891; Irene b. July 27,
1894; Jennie b. Sept. 24. 1896; Rulon C. b. Oct. 9. 1898; Ruth
b. Nov. 12, 1901; Norman b. June, 1908. Family home Mont-
pelier, Idaho.

Missionary to England 1890-92; high priest; counselor in
bishopric of Wardbrough. Director in two water companies
24 years; and president two years.



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