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L. Rich. Sept. 6, 1877; Emma Adelia, m. Hyrum Grimmltt
Oct. 9, 1875. Family home Little Cottonwood, Utah.

Married Sarah Matilda Colborn April 20, 1863, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Thomas Colborn, born Aug. 3, 1801, Lyons,
Wayne county, N. Y., and Sarah Bowers, born Dec. 30, 1800,
Lansing, Tompkins county, N. Y., of Big Cottonwood, Utah,
Paris. Idaho and Mesa, Ariz.; latter came to Utah Sept. 24,
1848, Heber C. Kimball company). She was born Nov. 4,
1834. Their children: Mary Ursula b. June 27, 1860, m. Sol.
F. Kimball March, 1881; Talmai Emerson b. May 6, 1863, m.
Sarah M. Johnson Oct. 13, 1886; William Edley b. March 26,
1866, m. Isabel Robson; Franklin Thomas b. Sept. 1$, 1870,
m. Isadora Morris March 28, 1893; Sarah Rosina b. March

21, 1873, m. Adam Brewer April 21, 1903; Edward Leslie b.
March 19, 1876, m. Serene McGulre July 4, 1892. Family
home Mesa City, Ariz.

Married Jassamine Elizabeth Routledge Feb. 27, 1858, Salt
Lake City (daughter of Isaac Routledge and Martha Pets
of Paris, Idaho, and Mesa, Ariz.). She came to Utah Nov.
30, 1856, Edward Martin handcart company, and died March
19, 1900. Their children: Charles Routledge b. Jan. 26, 1869,
d. July 6, 1860; Martin Isaac b. Jan. 16. 1860, m. Mary M.
Brizzee Aug. 18, 1884; Eleanor Rosetta b. Nov. 4, 1863, m.
Edwin E. Jones June 23, 1891; Gertrude Ophelia b. Feb.

22, 1865, d. June 12, 1888; Henry Austin b. Jan. 6, 1867. d.
Oct. 7, 1888; Heber Chase Kimball b. June 6, 1869, m. Cas-
sandra Johnson July 10, 1893.

High priest: missionary to California 1849-60. Justice of
Peace at Paris, Idaho and Mesa, Arizona. Engaged In the
sawmill, shingle and lathe machine business. Farmer.
Died Feb. 28, 1882, Mesa, Ariz.

POMEROY. FRANKLIN THOMAS (son of Francis Pomeroy
and Sarah Matilda Colborn). Born Sept. 15, 1870, Paris,

Married Sophia Isadora Morris March 28, 1893, Mesa City,
Ariz, (daughter of Hyrum Bowles Morris, born Dec. 23,
1821, Bourbon county, Ky., and Eleanor Crawford Roberts,
born Nov. 9, 1830. Morgan county, Mo., both of Quincy, 111.,
Kanarah, Rockville, Utah, and Mesa, Ariz., pioneers Aug. 9,
1860, Warren Walling company). She was born April 10,
1873, Kane Co., Utah. Their children: Franklin Ivan b. Jan.
26. 1894; Karl Francis b. Feb. 13, 1899; Adah Eleanor b.
March 11, 1902; Gladys b. Dec. 11, 1904; George Hyrum b.
Nov. 16, 1907. d. May 7. 1913; Ralph De and Roland Eltweed
(twins), b. Sept. 25. 1910, Ralph, d. Oct. 1, 1910. Family
home, Mesa City.

High priest; president Y. M. M. I. A. 1904-05; missionary
to southern states 1895-98; president Mississippi conference
33 months; first stake superintendent of religion classes
Maricopa stake 1898-1906; senior teacher theological class
13 years; one of the seven presidents 90th quorum seven-
ties; second counselor to John T. Lesueur; president Mari-
copa stake 1906-11; senior class leader of Y. M. M. I. A. nine
seasons; superintendent religion classes 1911. Justice of
peace; notary public and city clerk of Mesa City, Ariz.
Engrossing and enrolling clerk legislature of 1905. Real
estate broker; Persian lamb woolgrower and farmer.

POND, STILLMAN (son of Preston Pond,- born Jan. 2, 1779,
Wrentham, Mass., and Hannah Rice, born May 13, 1787,
Hubbardston, Mass.). Born Oct. 26, 1803, in Worcester
county, Mass. Came to Utah Sept. 30, 1847, John Taylor

Married Almira Whltemore In Massachusetts, who died.
Of five children the three youngest died.

Married Miss Davis. Of six children, all died as did their



Married Abigail Thorn (daughter of Richard Thorn) who
was born April 2, 1821, and came to Utah with husband in
1847 Their children: Mary Anna b. Jan. 1, 1850, m. John
Buxton- Charles Stillman b. Jan., 1852, died; Brigham b.
June 9, 1853, m. Arretta Whittle, m. Catherine Whittle;
Lewis Sumner b. Dec. 25. 1854, m. Julia Whittle; Abigail b.
Jan. 11, 1857; Joseph Thorn; Martin H.; Zina Adaline.

Married (Mrs.) Mountx 1852. Their only child: Martha
b. Oct. 6, 1853, m. Walter P. Reed.

Married (Mrs.) Christensen 1870. Their children: Lisan-
der; Noah C. ; Moses Alonzo, Aaron and Alfonzo, died.

Presiding high priest at Richmond. Resided in Salt Lake
City until 1856 when, after several moves landed at Rich-
mond, Cache valley in 1860. Took part in Echo Canyon
campaign. One of the founders of the Z. C. M. I. at Rich-

POND, BRIGHAM (son of Stillman Pond and Abigail Thorn).
Born June 9, 1853. Salt Lake City.

Married Arvetta Whittle (daughter of Thomas L. Whittle
and Mary Fulmer, pioneers 1848). She was born Oct. 29,
1867. Their children: Charles; Ruey; Marietta; Bertrand
Thome; Irene; William Leon; Edna; Lewis Vilroy; Mildred.

Married Catherine Whittle (daughter of Zera Whittle
and Casanda Pope). She was born June 17, 1867. Their
children: Rufus Holland; Zera Whittle; Horace Raymond;
Preston; Blanch; George; Edith; Abigail; Howard. Family
home Lewiston, Utah.

POND, LEWIS S. (son of Stillman Pond and Abigail Thorn).

Married Julia Ann Whittle (daughter of Casper Whittle
and Mary Ann Harris), who was born Jan. 15, 1859. Their
children: Lewis Sumner b. Nov. 9, 1880; Casper W b. Oct.
16, 18S2; Flora b. Feb. 3. 1885; Myrtle b. Sept. 18. 1887;
Clara b. Dec. 9, 1889; Eugenia b. March 2, 1896; Russell
Thorn b. Sept. 7, 1899; Teressa b. March 15, 1901; Abigail
b. Sept. 26, 1902. Family home Thatcher, Idaho.

Missionary to Southern states 1889-91; Bishop. 1892-98;
slake president. County commissioner two terms; county
treasurer. Rancher.

POND, MARTIN (son of Stillman Pond and Abigail Thorn).
Born May 21, 1862, Richmond, Utah.

Married Martha Caroline Harris Dec. 14, 1881, Thatcher,
Idaho (daughter of Alexander Harris and Harriet Craner),
who was born at Richmond. Utah, Sept. 27, 1862. Their chil-
dren: Harriet b. Dec. 29, 1882; Hazel b. Aug. 16, 1885;
Martin Harris b. Aug. 31. 1887; Alta b. July 17, 1890; Still-
man H b. March 12, 1892; Mary b. July 21, 1894; Alexander
Loyal b. Sept. 29, 1897; Gladys b. Dec. 11, 1899; Genevieve
b. Aug. 31, 1904; Asael Thorn b. April 25, 1906.

POPE. ROBERT (son of Robert M. Pope and Rebecca Whit-
taker, of London, Eng.). Born June 16, 1828 in London.
Came to Utah, 1858, David Brinton's muleteam company.

Married Sarah LeDuke, 1851, at Salt Lake City (daughter
of Charles LeDuke of Vermont). She was born July 21,
1834. Their children: Charles Holmes, m. Maria Jane
McCann; Hattle Ann, d. infant; Robert Alexander, m. ;
John Theodore, m. Charlotte Stock; George Eugene, m. Mar-
earet Ann Jones; Richard Henry, m. Jane Bennett; William
Frank, died age 19; Adeline, m. Edward Longhurst; Sarah
Adell, m. Nathan Hunting; Marcellus B.. m. Bessie Bruno;
Rock m. Minnie Holdaway. Family home Vernal, Utah.

Married Mary Huff Nov. 1, 1869, Salt Lake City (daughter
of Joseph Huff and Mary Jane Losee, of Canada, pioneers
Sept. 20, 1861, with Joseph W. Young oxteam). She was
born March 5, 1852. Their children: Joseph b. Dec. 9, 1870,
m Sarah Jane Anderson; Robert Orlan, b. Dec. 20, 1873. m.
Harriet Isabell Hunt; Isaac Stephen b. Feb. 26, 1875, m.
Sarah Nielsen; Harley Elmer b. June 8, 1877, m. Rozelly
Campbell; Don Carlos b. Nov. 27, 1881, m. Margaret Southam
nnd Amanda Elizabeth Green; Mary Maria b. June 5, 1883.
m William Southam; Mark E. b. March 22, 1886, m. Valda
Anderson; Baby b. Sept. 28, 1888, and James b. Aug. 22, 1890,
d. infants. Family home, Loa, Utah. Farmer.

POPE, ROBERT ORLAN (son of Robert Pope and Mary
Huff) Born Dec. 20, 1873, at Fish Haven, Idaho. Married
Harriet Isabella Hunt at Manti, Utah (daughter of Frederick
Nephi Hunt and Tomena Larsen, both of Monroe, Utah).
She was born Oct. 11, 1875. Their children: Baby, and
Robert D., d. infants. Baby and Baby, d. infants; Harriet
b. Aug. 31, 1910, d. Sept. 8, 1910; Frederick Leroy b. Nov.
19, 1911, d. Nov. 20, 1911. Family home Vernal, Utah.

Elder; deacon; secretary deacon; counselor to T. M. M. I.
A.; missionary. Farmer; freighter; blacksmith; shepherd.

POPE, HARLET ELMER (son of Robert Pope and Mary
Huff). Born June 8, 1878, in Idaho.

Married Agnes Rozella Campbell April 24, 1901, Vernal,
Utah (daughter of James Heber Campbell and Sara Henry,
of Vernal). She was born Dec. 4, 1881. Their children:
Elmer Dee, d. infant; Harley Devon b. Dec. 10, 1902; Mary
Aloas b. May 14, 1904; Rufus Lynn b. June 8, 1907, died age
4; Hazel; Mark. Family home Roosevelt, Utah.

Elder; ward teacher; president Y. M. M. I. A. School
trustee. Road builder; farmer; freighter; thresher.

POPE. DON CARLOS (son of Robert Pope and Mary Huff).
Born Nov. 27, 1881, Garden City, Utah.

Married Margaret Southam Aug. 7, 1900, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of George Southam and Katherine Cameron,

of Evanston, Wyo. Came to Utah in 1861). She was born
Jan. 30, 1882. Their children: Don William b. March 15,
1002; Margaret Eve b. Dec. 19, 1903. Family home Vernal,

Married Amanda Elizabeth Green July 17, 1906, at Vernal,
Utah (daughter of Ephraim Green and Sidney Florence
Thayne, of Kamas, Utah), who was born Jan. 31, 1885.
Their children: Iris Lavaur b. June 12, 1907; Carlos b. Dec.
14, 1910; Baby b. Sept. 15, 1912. Family home, Roosevelt,
Utah. Farmer.

PORRITT, THOMAS (son of Thomas Porritt, born Jan. 14,
1817, Stockport, Eng., and Margaret McCann, born 1819, in
Ireland). Born Aug. 13, 1849, Stockport. Came to Utah
Nov. 30, 1856, Edward Martin handcart company.

Married Sarah E. Hampton Nov. 13, 1868 (daughter of
Thomas Hampton and Martha R. Bracken, pioneer Edward
Martin handcart company). She was born March 13, 1853.
Their children: Thomas b. Oct. 14, 1869; Sarah Jane b. May
12, 1872; Martha-b. Aug. 30, 1874; George b. Nov. 12, 1878;
Margaret b. Sept. 1, 1881; Lev! b. Oct. 7, 1884; Nephi N. b.
Jan. 27. 1887; John M. b. June 4, 1888; William R. b. April
25, 1891; Bertha b. Oct. 18, 1892; Leola b. Oct. 24, 1894; Rula
R. b. Oct. 22, 1896.

PORTER, ABSALOM. Came to Utah, 184Y, oxteam company.

Married Sarah Ann Holladay, Marion county, Ala., pioneer
1848. Family home, Santaquin, Utah.

Missionary to Australia.

PORTER, JARED (son of Nathan Porter of Danby, Rutland
county, Vt., and Avisa Salsbery). Born March 23. 1812,
Danby, Vt. Came to Utah. 1850.

Married Abiah Franklin Feb. 14, 1831 (daughter of Ebe-
nezer Franklin, died Oct. 17, 1841, Nauvoo, 111., and Esther
Hammond, pioneer 1850). She was born Feb. 21, 1815, North-
flfcld. Mass. Only child: Jared (adopted after death of his
mother, Cornelia Staker, second wife of Jared Porter), b.
Oct. 8, 1848, m. Alice L. Griffln Jan. 1, 1872.

Married Cornelia Staker Jan. 1, 1848, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
She was born, 1811, in Canada, died July 7, 1850, Fort Carney.
Neb. Only child: Jared Riley b. Oct. 8, 1848, m. Alice L.
Griffin Jan. 1, 1872.

Married Harriet Preece Nov. 2, 1852, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Richard Preece and Susanna Prichard. married
in England; former died on the plains, latter a pioneer
1851). She was born March 17, 1833, in Herefordshire, Eng.
Their children: John Henry b. Aug. 21, 1854, m. Mary Mc-
Nelly Sept. 6, 1884; Benjamin Preece b. July 31, 1857, m.
Henrietta Jane Dowdle Dec. 19, 1878; Isaac Arnold b. Oct.
12, 1859, m. Mary Ann Alvy; Andrew Richard b. March 23,
1?62, m. Susanna C. Heaps March 8, 1882; Mark Frederick
b. Sept. 22, 1864, m. Sarah S. Gregory Dec. 3, 1884; Cecelia
Abiah b. Dec. 27, 1867, d. May 19. 1879; Harriet Susanna b.
Aug. 7, 1870, m. Preston Howell Jan. 9, 1894. Families
resided at Grass Creek, Summit Co., Utah.

Settled at Salt Lake City in 1850. moved to Cottonwood in
1852, and after several moves settled at Escalante, Utah,
1881. Counselor to Bishop Ellas Aspher of Echo ward;
patriarch. Shoemaker. Died Jan. 2, 1891, at Escalante,

PORTER, JARED RILEY (son of Jared Porter and Cornelia
Staker). Born Oct. 8, 1848. Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.

Married Alice Levina Griffen Jan. 1, 1872, Coalville, Utah
(daughter of Charles Griffen and Sarah Smith), who was
born March 21, 1856, Salt Lake City. Their children: Sarah
Inez b. April 26, 1874, m. Wallace Shirts; Joseph Jared b.
Dec. 8, 1877, m. Molly Scow; Emily Cornelia b. April 2, 1880,
m. Thomas Alvy; Hyrum Adelbert b. July 28, 1882, m. Alice
Roundy; Edith b. Sept. 2, 1884, m. George H. Barney; Alice
Hannah b. Sept. 10, 1886; Adelia b. Dec. 28, 1888, m. Albert
Roundy; Parley Pratt b. Nov. 2, 1890; Emerson; Leland;
Roland. Family home Escalante, Utah.

PORTER, BENJAMIN PREECE (son of Jared Porter and
Harriet Preece). Born July 31, 1857, South Cottonwood,

Married Henrietta Jane Dowle Dec. 19, 1878 (daughter of
Robert H. Dowle and Henrietta Miservy; married March 29,
1858, Santaquin, Utah; former a pioneer 1849, Kinghad and
Livingston company, latter, Oct. 17, 1853, Joseph Young com-
pany). She was born July 25, 1861, Franklin, Idaho. Their
children: Benjamin Jerome b. Oct. 1, 1879, m. Ida Maud
Durrant Dec. 23, 1903; Henrietta Adelia b. Dec. 25, 1882. m.
Alma Olsen March 7. 1906; Sarah Ada b. June 9. 1885. m.
William Lewis Larsen Dec. 4, 1907; Parley Milton b. June
27, 1891; Ina b. Dec. 25. 1893; Verna b. April 16, 1898; Wilford
Dowdle b. April 23, 1900. Family home Franklin, Idaho.

High priest; superintendent of Sunday school,' 1897; assist-
ant superintendent Sunday school of Oneida stake 1898.
Member village board several terms, and chairman one term;
trustee of- village school board; ward teacher, 25 years.
Farmer; carpenter; thresher.

PORTER, SANFORD (son of Nathan Porter and Susannah
West). Born March 7, 1790, Brimfleld, Mass. Came to Utah
October 2, 1847, Charles C. Rich company.

Married Nancy Warrlner Jan. 1, 1812, in Orange county,
Vt. (daughter of Reuben Warriner and Sarah Colton). who



Was born July 29, 1791. Their children: Chauncy Warrlner
b. Oct. 20, 1812, ra. Amy Sumner, 1833; Malinda b. 1814, m.
Ezra Chipman; Sarah b. 1816, ra. David Willard, August,
1839; John President b. July 28, 1818, m. Nancy Rich Feb.
6, 1843, m. Mary P. Graves; Nathan Tanner b. July 10, 1820,
m. Rebecca Cherry Nov. 12. 1848, m. Eliza Ford; Reuben b.
May, 1822, d. infant; Sanford b. June 25, 1823, m. Emma
Ensign, m. Malinda Porter July 25, 1852; Nancy Areta b.
Aug. 8, 1825, m. Edward Stevenson; Justin Theodore b. 1828.
killed by a falling horse, 1841; Lyman Wight b. May 5, 1833,
m. Electa Kilbourn March 5, 1852.

Soon after coming to Utah he settled at Mill Creek, Salt
Lake county; in 1849, moved to Centerville, Davis county.
Presiding elder, over Centerville branch, and in 1852, upon
organization of a ward at that place, became its first bishop.
Original pioneer of Porterville, Morgan county, where. In
1860, he built the first house. Farmer and sawyer. Died
Feb. 7, 1873, at Portervllle.

PORTER, CHAUNCY WARRINER (son of Sanford Porter

and Nancy Warriner). Born Oct. 20, 1812, Holland, Erie
county, N. Y. Came to Utah October, 1848.

Married Amy Sumner 1833, Independence, Mo., who was
born Feb. 22. 1815. Their children: Alma b. Dec. 15, 1834,
m. Minerva Duell; Malinda Ann b. July 9, 1836, m. Sanford
Porter; William b. Nov. 5, 1838, died; Sarah Angeline b.
Sept. 14, 1841, m. George Leavitt; Nancy Areta b. March 15,
1845, m. Nelson Mattice; Hyrum S. b. March 15, 1845, died;
Joseph and Benjamin (twins) b. Dec. 11, 1846, died next
day. Family resided, Mill Creek, Centerville and Porter-
ville. Utah.

Married Lydla Ann Cook, March 1846 (daughter of Ahaz
and Mercy Cook), who was born Aug. 6, 1830, Peoria, 111.,
and died Dec. 20, 1882. Their children: Warriner Ahaz b.
May 20, 1848, m. Mary Malinda Norwood Oct. 5, 1867, m.
Martha Norwood July 22, 1873, m. Rachel Ann Black April 23,
1879; Cyntha Caudness b. June 22, 1850, m. Evan Jones;
Amy Zenora b. May 4, 1851, m. John P. Porter; Justin Rocks-
ford b. Oct. 18. 1853, m. Mary Mariah Porter; Nancy Arvena
b. Sept. 20, 1855, m. Sanford Chipman; Mary Ziona b. April
25, 1857, d. 1857; Edson Darias b. April 12, 1859, m. Catherine
Carling, m. Phoebe Carling; Omni Lehl b. Jan. 27, 1861, d.
Nov. 22, 1873; Annie Ozina b. April 27, 1863. m. Benjamin
D. Black; Abinadi b. March 28, 1865, m. Annie Louisa Jen-
sen; Arvel Marion, died; Lydla Bereft b. Jan. 21, 1868, died.

Married Priscilla Strong Feb. 10, 1847, Winter Quarters.
Neb. (daughter of Ezra Strong and Mary Lowell, former
pioneer 1848). She was born Dec. 11, 1830. Their children:
Chauncy Union b. March 16, 1850, m. Farvette Rich; Daniel
Dorath b. June 27, 1851, died; Printha Priscilla b. Aug. 29,
1852, m. Charles Simpson; Francis Lysander b. July 4, 1854,
m. Mariah Hoyt; Mary Etta b. July 5, 1856, m. Edward
Crofts; Melvin Omer b. June 11, 1858, d. June 10, 1879; Carml
Nephi b. Oct. 31, 1860, m. Hannah E. Hoyt; David Nathaniel
b. Feb. 23, 1862, died; Wilford Woodruff b. Feb. 22, 1864;
Olive Martha, died; Ezra Solomon b. Dec. 1. 1867, m. Mattla

High priest; presiding elder over East and West Porter-
vllle. Millwright, sawyer and carpenter. Died March 3,
1868, Centerville, Utah.

PORTER, WARRINER AHAZ (son of Chauncy Warriner
Porter and Lydia Ann Cook). Born May 20, 1848, Florence,

Married Mary Malinda Norwood Oct. 5, 1867, Salt Lake
Endowment house (daughter of Richard Smith Norwood and
Elizabeth Stevenson of Salt Lake City, pioneers Oct. 12, 1848),
who was born Nov. 1, 1851. Their children: Warriner Eugene
b. Sept. 17, 1868, d. Oct. 28, 1889; Walter Alvin b. Feb. 3,
1870, m. Ablone Black; Mary Elizabeth b. Sept. 9, 1872, m.
Walter J Stlmer; Orvel Wallace b. April 19, 1875, m. Eliza-
beth Carroll; Effa Vilate b. July 23, 1877, m. Lorenzo Row-
ley; Lydia Ellen b. Nov. 21, 1879, m. Morley L. Black; Jesse
Smith b. Aug. 13, 1882; Hyrum Edward b. June 6, 1885, m.
Lucy Carroll; Jennie Arvena b. Oct. 13, 1887. d. July 12,
1889; Milla Maud b. Nov. 28. 1891; Mabel Amelia b. Dec. 31,
1'894. Family resided Porterville and Ordervllle, Utah, and
Colonla Pacheco, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Married Martha Norwood July 22, 1873, Salt Lake Endow-
ment house (daughter of Richard Smith Norwood and
Elizabeth Stevenson), who was born July 27, 1856, Big Cot-
tonwood, Utah; died Aug. 31, 1893. Their children: Martha
Luella b. Aug. 10, 1874, m. John E. Stetner; Ann Eliza b.
June 30, 1878, m. William L. Young; Emma Zenora b. June
1. 1881. d. March 9, 1882; Cyntha Jane b. April 9, 1885, m.
Abel W. Hardy; Ahaz Abinadi b. March 30, 1889.

Married Rachel Ann Black April 23, 1879, St. George
temple (daughter of William M. Black and Mariah Hanson),
who was born March 8, 1863, died May 5, 1906. Their chil-
dren: Ann Mariah b. April 27, 1880, m. Aaron B. Hardy;
Omni Morley b. Aug. 16, 1882; Joseph Henry b. April 14,
1885, m. Hannah James; David Sanford b. May 13, 1887, d.
July 8, 1887; Myrtle Drucilla b. June 4, 1888, m. Herbert
H, Redd; Hatty Hortense b. Dec. 2, 1890, d. Aug. 30, 1910;
Katie Marinda b. Jan. 3, 1893, d. Jan. 23, 1893; Ablone b.
Feb. 24, 1894; Minnie Minerva b. June 12, 1896; Warren
Snow b. July 4, 1898, d. Aug. 10, 1898; Rachel Maletta b.
July 25, 1899; Roxey Gertrude b. Oct. 2. 1901; Margery Arreta
b. Sept. 18, 1903; Blanch b. April 27. 1906, d. next day.

Missionary to Mexico 1899-1912; seventy; high priest. Con-
stable of Kane county. Machinist; lumber dealer; sawyer;
cabinet maker; farmer.

PORTER. JOHN PRESIDENT (son of Sanford Porter and
Nancy Warriner). Born July 28, 1818, Plymouth, N. Y.

Married Nancy Rich Feb. 5, 1843, Nauvo, 111. (daughter
of Joseph Rich and Nancy O'Nlel of Indiana and Kentucky;

pioneers Oct. 2, 1847, Charles C. Rich company). She was
born Dec. 5, 1821. Their children: Joseph Rich b. March
29, 1844, m. Eliza Jane Bratton, m. Electa E. Porter; Sanford
C. b. Dec. 26, 1845, m. Olive Kilbourn; John P. b. Sept. 4,
1847, m. Zenora Porter; Nancy b. March 16, 1851, d. May 7,
1851. Family resided Salt Lake City, Centerville and Por-
terville, Utah.

Married Mary P. Graves, born Sept. 13, 1818, Concord,
Essex county, Vt. Their children: Charles G. b. April 3,
1S54, m. Bessie White, July. 1876; Sarah b. Feb. 8, 1860, m.
Frederick White.

Pioneer to Porterville 1861 and Centerville 1850, where
he was a leader in making roads, building school houses
and canals. School trustee, and water commission many
years. Died May 28, 1895.

PORTER, JOSEPH RICH (son of John President Porter
and Nancy Rich). Born March 29, 1844, Charleston, Lee
county, Iowa.

Married Eliza Jane Bratton Jan. 4, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Washington Bratton and Mary Palmer
Graves, of Council Bluffs, Iowa; latter pioneer 1852). She
was born March 6, 1845. Only child: Eliza B. b. Feb. 19,
1870, m. Alva S. Porter.

Married Electa E. Porter May 8, 1876. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Lyman W. Porter and Electa Mariah Kilbourn
of Porterville; pioneers 1848, Charles C. Rich company).
She was born 1858, Centerville. Their children: Marlow
Rich b. May 8, 1877, m. Emily Aramlnta Hooper; Nellie E.
t. Aug. 17, 1879, d. April 17, 1881; May, b. May 23, 1882, d.
May 30, 1882; Bertha M. b. Nov. 25. 1883, m. Arthur Rich;
Nancy Athena b. June 5, 1886; Nathaniel V. b. Nov. 11, 1888;
Joseph Irvine b. Jan. 28, 1894; Mary Viola b. Sept. 29, 1897.
Families resided Porterville, Utah.

Missionary to Illinois and Kentucky 1875-77; bishop of
Porterville ward 1877-97; high councilor Morgan stake 1908-
12. County commissioner and superintendent district schools
1870-74; prosecuting attorney 1878-82 and 1910-12; probate
judge 1882-86; commissioner 1886-92, all in Morgan Co..
Utah; member house of representatives 1889-91 and 1908-10;
chaplain 1903-05. School teacher 1862-1902.

PORTER. SANFORD (son of Sanford Porter and Nancy
Warriner). Born June 25, 1823, Vienna, Trumbull Co.. Ohio.
Came to Utah from California Oct. 16, 1847, contingent Mor-
mon battalion.

Married Emma Ensign July 25, 1852, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Zophar Ensign and Priscilla Billings, latter
a pioneer). She was born March 4, 1833, Spafford, Onon-
daga county, N. Y. Their children: Emma Priscilla b. Sept.

23, 1853, m. Thomas Spencer April 2, 1877; Sanford Marlus
b. Aug. 5, 1855, m. Nina M. Leavitt Sept. 4, 1879; Jared
Ensign b. Oct. 22, 1857, d. May 13, 1869; Cevllla Ann b.
Nov. 5. 1859; Sarah Lavera b. April 2, 1861, d. July 22,
1861; Marion Marcellus b. Oct. 1, 1862, d. Oct. 13, 1885;
Aaron Milton b. Aug. 13, 1866, m. Cylvla Vanfleet; Mary
Arizona b. March 27, 1870, m. David Jenkins; Warren b.
Nov. 18, 1872, d. Dec. 13, 1872; Ensign Moses b. Dec. 21,
1873, m. Matilda Stratford. Family resided at Centerville
and Porterville. Utah.

Married Malinda Ann Porter July 25, 1852, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Chauncy Warriner Porter and Amy Sum-
ner), who was born July 9, 1836. Their children were:
Nathan Theodore b. May 27, 1863, m. Mary Emma Bond;
Samuel Uriah b. Oct. 21, 1855, m. Mary Minerva Porter;
Amy Arena b. Dec. 23, 1857. m. Charles Whiting; William
Ira b. Jan. 28, 1859, m. Adeline Porter; Alva b. Feb. 8, 1862,
m. Elizabeth Shelley; Alma b. Feb. 8, 1862, d. infant; Edith
b. April 18, 1864, m. Thomas Brockbank; Joseph Isaiah b.
June 24, 1866, m. Maud Shelley; Hyrum Jeremiah b. June

24, 1866; Benoni; Moroni; latter three d. infants; Nancy
Angeline b. Jan. 24, 1872, m. David Cluff; Chauncy Warriner,
died. Family resided at Porterville, Utah, and Sunset, Ariz.

Member of Mormon battalion Company E. Built first
sawmill In Morgan Co., Utah, 1854, in Hardscrabble Can-
yon, carrying the necessary machinery on pack mules over
the Wasatch mountains from Centerville, Davis county.
Assisted In settling The Muddy in southeastern Nevada in
1868. In 1877 made a visit to the valley of the Little Colo-
rado river In northern Arizona; and in 1880 moved one of
his families there, settling at Sunset in what is now
Navajo county.

PORTER, SANFORD MARIUS (son of Sanford Porter and
Emma Ensign). Born Aug. 5, 1855, Centerville, Davis Co.,

Married Nina Malinda Leavitt Sept. 4. 1879, Salt Lake
City (daughter of George Leavitt and Sarah A. Porter),
who was born Nov. 25, 1861, Richville, Morgan Co., Utah.
Their children: Marlus Earl b. July 8, 1880, d. Aug. 10,
1881; Rulon Ensign b. Feb. 4, 1882; Emma Ethel b. April
24, 1884. m. Edwin S. Westover Oct. 8, 1903; Adah Janet
b March 23, 1886, m. J. Clark Owens; Aaron Bond b. Aug.
23, 1887, m. Jane Rogers; Miral Adrian b. Feb. 15, 1889,
d. June 27, 1889; Mamie Teresa b. April 3, 1890; Sarah
Elva b. Feb. 1, 1892, m. Jesse S. Bushman; Liona Ordell
b. Feb. 6, 1894, d. Nov. 19, 1902; Myron Leavitt b. May 13,
1896, d. Nov. 3, 1902; Leo Fenton b. Feb. 24, 1898; Sanford
Emil b. May 4, 1900; Nina Areta b. June 12, 1901; Thora
b. Oct. 15, 1902.

Moved from Porterville. Utah, to Sunset, Ariz., 1880, and
to St. Joseph, Ariz., In 1884. Constable of St. Joseph pre-

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