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cinct 1887-90; school trustee. High priest; member Snow-
flake stake high council. Farmer and stockraiser.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



PORTER, AARON BOND (son of Sanford Marius Porter
and Nina Malinda Leavitt.) Born Aug. 23. 1887, St. Joseph,
Ariz.

Married Jane Rogers Oct. 7, 1909, Salt Lake City (daughter
of Davis Rogers and Minnie Woolley of Snowflake, Ariz.).
She was born Oct. 7, 1888, at Snowflake. Their child: Glenda
b. June 16, 1911. Family home St. Joseph, Ariz.

Farmer; stockman; rancher.



PORTER, WILLIAM F. (son of John Porter of England and
Mary Ann Bryant, born May 13, 1826, Kent, Eng.). Born
Jan. 6, 1845. New Castle, New South Wales, Australia. Came
to Utah 1869.

Married Margret L. Benson June 27. 1868 (daughter of
Joseph W. Benson and Mary C. Lee, who were married
1843, in Graves county, Ky. t pioneers Aug. 19, 1868, John
R. Murdock company). She was born May 14, 1847, pioneer
Aug. 19, 1868, John R. Murdock company. Their children:
William J. b. April 21, 1870, m. Malissa Thurston Dec. 16,
1891; John F. b. Jan. 3, 1873; Thomas Leroy b. Dec. 21,
1874; Margret Lillian b. March 4, 1876; Samuel Arthur b.
April 1, 1879; Ruben Victor Penson b. June 8, 1885; Rheuben.

First counseloi to Bishop Greenwood of central ward
1882-96. Moved from Beaver to Sevier county 1877.



POTTER, GARDNER GODFREY (son of Thomas Potter and
Wealthy Weiller of Essex, N. T.). Born 1820 at Essex. Came
to Utah Dec. 22, 1848.

Married Emily Allen, Essex, N. T., who died without issue.

Married Evelina Maria Hlnman December, 1844, Iowa
River, Iowa (daughter of Lyman Hinman and Aurelia Lewis,
married Aug. 16, 1819, New Lebanon, N. T., pioneers 1848).
She was born Aug. 8, 1829, West Stockbridge, Mass. Their
children: Melvln Lyman b. Sept. 1, 1850, m. Asenith Glover,
1871; Earnest Henry b. Aug. 3, 1854, m. H. Priscilla Bourne
Oct. 11, 1876; Monica Amelia b. Sept. 2, 1856, m. Jacob M.
Secrist 1879. Family home Farmington, Utah.

POTTER, ERNEST HENRT (son of Gardner Godfrey Potter
and Evelina M. Hinman). Born Aug. 3, 1854, Springville,
Utah.

Married Hannah Priscilla Bourne Oct. 11, 1875, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Charles Bourne and Jane Alder, pioneers
Sept. 14, 1863, Claudius V. Spencer company), who was born
Sept. 21, 1864, Salt Lake City. Their children: William
Ernest b. Aug. 20, 1876, m. Olive L. Moon March 15, 1905;
Horace C. b. Aug. 28, 1878; Alice M. b. Oct. 22, 1881; Wal-
lace b. May 31, 1886; Vernon Leo b. Feb. 18, 1890; Inez Aureta
b. May 6, 1892. Family home Farmington, Utah.

POTTER, WILLIAM ERNEST (son of Ernest Henry Potter
and Hannah Priscilla Bourne). Born Aug. 20, 1876, Farm-
ington, Utah.

Married Olive Leila Moon March 15, 1905, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Henry Moon and Temperence Westwood; mar-
ried March 18, 1856. Salt Lake City, pioneers Oct. 6, 1860,
latter Sept. 11, 1853, Jesse W. Crosby company). She was
born Oct. 16, 1874, Farmington, Utah. Their children: Her-
man E. b. May 3, 1906; Helen Louise b. July 18, 1908; Lucile
b. June 13, 1911. Family home Riverside, Utah.



POTTER, RANSOM R. (parents lived at Waterbury, Conn.).
Born March 4. 1807.

Married Rhoda E. Ferrell Sept. 25, 1826, who was born
Jan. 10, 1807, at Waterbury, Conn. Their children: Rhoda
Emeline, m. William Miller; Ransom Robert, died; Isaac S.,
m. Mary Ford; Benjamin F., m. Eliza Demmick. Family
home Springville, Utah.

Farmer. Died Nov. 15, 1884, Albion, Idaho.

POTTER, ISAAC S. (son of Ransom Potter and Rhoda E.
Ferrell). Born April 19. 1833, in Loraine Co., Ohio.

Married Mary Ford, Salt Lake City. Their child: Isaac
M., m. Lucy Williams.

Married Asenith Lawrence, Salt Lake City (daughter of
Aaron Lawrence). Their children: Emily M. b. Nov. 19,
1855, m. John A. Warner; James b. April 19, 1867, m. Jennie
Peck; Rhoda b. Dec. 13, 1859, m. James F. Clyde; Rosalia
b. Nov. 7, 1861, m. John Ferry; Bertha b. Jan. 13, 1863, m.
David W. Holdaway; William b. Dec. 26, 1866, m. Tryphene
Burrs.

Married Amelia Brown, Salt Lake City. Their children:
Charles; Emeline, m. Charles Lyons; Annie. Families resided
Springville. Utah.

Stockraiser. Died Aug. I, 1867, Coalville, Utah.



POTTER, \VIL,LIAM GEORGE. Came to Utah Sept. 19. 1847,
Daniel Spencer company.

Married Sarah Ann Whitney. Their children: William
George, m. Atimlshia Minerva Washburn; Elijah, m. Sarah
Joiley; Sarah Ann, m. Walter Winsor; Weltha, m. Joseph
Scott. Family home Fort Ephralm, Utah.

Elder. Farmer. Killed during Black Hawk war.

POTTER. WILLIAM GEORGE, JR. (son of William George
Potter and Sarah Ann Whitney). Born about 1839 in Ohio.
Came to Utah with father.

Married Artimishia Minerva Washburn about 1865, Fort
Kphraim, Utah (daughter of Daniel Abraham Washburn and



Tammer Washburn, of Monroe, Utah, pioneers). She was
born June 17, 1849, in Nebraska. Their children: Artimishia
Minerva, m. Joseph Burnett; Sarah Ann, m. Samuel B
Shumway; William George, m. Mary Brown; m. Parley
Church (Hart); Elija John, died; Tammer Jane, died; Daniel
Abraham, m. Sophia Jensen; Thomas Gardner, m. Agnes
Hughes; Stephen and Susan, died; Almeda, m. John Burnham-
Essa, m. Knude Jensen. Family home Mesquite, Nevada.

Made three trips across plains for immigrants and freight
Hauled the tithing grain from San Pete county to Salt
Lake City.



POULSEN, ANDREW (son of Peter Jensen Poulsen of
Weiby. Denmark). Born June 8, 1843, at Weiby. Came to
Utah Oct. 6, 1862, Christian A. Madsen company

Married Caroline Hansen Oct. 18, 1866 (daughter of Jorgen
L. and Annie Hansen, pioneers handcart company). She
was born 1848; came to Utah with parents. Their children:
Caroline b. Nov. 28, 1867, m. Peter Nielson; Andrew Peter;
Andrew b. Oct. 18, 1870, m. Cloe Parish; George C. b. March
11, 1876. Family home Richfield, Utah.

Married Annie Christina Andersen (daughter of Chresten
Andersen and Christina Marie Sorensen, former a pioneer,
Jensen handcart company). She was born Feb. 1, 1863
Their children: Peter C. b. March 21, 1876; Marie b. Jan.
11. 1879; Joseph F. b. Nov. 30, 1880; Ellen Nora b. Jan.
* 4 , 1 883.

High councilor 25 years; teacher 40 years.



POULSEN, JENS (son of Poul Nielsen, born 1792, Valby,
Denmark, and Kirstina Katrine Elim, born 1801, Sorslev
Denmark). Born Oct. 28, 1831, Kirkestillinge, Denmark.
Pioneer Oct. 1, 1862, Joseph Home company.

Married Kirsten Nielsen November, 1851, in Denmark
(daughter of Jens and Kirsten Nielsen, both died in Den-
mark). She was born Aug. 17, 1832, died 1862 while crossing
Atlantic ocean. Their children: Frederika Marie b. Sept. 16,
1857, James Peter b. May 9, 1869, and Poul b. May 8, 1862,
died. Family home, Denmark. ,

Married Maren Kirstina Arff June, 1862, Florence Neb.
(daughter of Peter Soren Arff, who died in Denmark). She
was born Aug. 17, 1836, at Dyereng, Denmark. Their chil-
dren: James S. b. May 8, 1864, m. Grace Price, m. Harriet
Humphreys; Mary Caroline b. Jan. 1866, m. Hyrum H.
Wooley; Sophia b. Jan. 22, 1868, m. Robert Shepherd; Joseph
F. b. Dec. 4, 1870, m. Elizabeth Strauthaar; Julia M. b. 1872,
m. Hyrum H. Hymas; Lena b. July 22, 1874, m. Henry
Passey; Charles C. b. Jan. 26, 1876, d. 1897. Family home
Liberty, Idaho.

Married Mary Humphreys Feb. 16, 1870, Salt Lake City
(daughter of David Humphreys and Mary Matthews, both
died in Wales). She was born Feb. 4, 1848, in Wales.
Their children: Hyrum Smith b. Jan. 25, 1871, m. Sarah Ann
Hymas; David Moroni b. Feb. 1, 1873, d. 1899; William Eli
b. April 22, 1875, m. Sarah Ann Johnson; Mary Ann b. March
28, 1877; Klim b. Dec. 4. 1878, m. Martha Nelson; Margaret
Elizabeth b. Nov. 10, 1880, m. Simpson Rich; Alma Matthews
b. Oct. 12, 1882, m. Laura Toomer; Amelia Ann b. Sept. 14,
1884, m. Wesley Collins; George Lorenzo b. Nov. 22, 1886,
m. Susan Smith; Walter b. Nov. 22, 1888; Elonora b. May 13,
1892; Edgar b. April 6, 1895; Kenneth b. May 26, 1897.
Family home Liberty, Idaho.

Married Trine Jensen July 26, 1885, at Salt Lake City,
who was born In Denmark. Their children: Christian Nelson
(adopted), Karl Nelson (adopted).

High priest; missionary to Denmark 1859-62 and 1887-90
bringing 22 relatives to Utah; home missionary 15 years.
Trustee. Farmer.

POULSEN, JAMES SHRYNE (son of Jens Poulsen and
Maren Kristina Arff). Born May 8, 1864, Paris, Idaho.

Married Grace Price Oct. 18, 1888, Logan, Utah (daughter
of Robert Price and Matilda Raley, pioneers, Milo Andrus
company). She was born Sept. 1, 1871, at Paris. Their
children: Ezra James b. Dec. 26, 1889; Henry Benjamin
b. Oct. 14, 1891; Grace Ellen b. Dec. 10, 1901.

Married Harriet Humphreys July 19, 1904, Logan, Utah
(daughter of George Humphreys and Sarah Ann Eaton,
pioneers). She was born Aug. 4, 1882, at Paris. Their
children: Leraine b. June 21, 1906; Ruth b. Oct. 30, 1907;
Louis b. May 21, 1910. Families resided at Paris.

Bishop of second ward, Paris, Idaho.

POULSEN, JOSEPH F. (son of Jens Poulsen and Maren
Kristina Arff). Born Dec. 4, 1870, Ovid, Idaho.

Married Elizabeth Straubhaar Nov. 2, 1892, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Jacob Straubhaar and Anna Elizabeth Strahm,
who came to Utah 1883). She was born May 22, 1870, in
Canton Bern, Switzerland. Their children: Joseph Archie
b. Nov. 6, 1893; Etta Elizabeth b. Aug. 18, 1895; Gladys
Kirstina b. March 3, 1898; Charles Hubert b. Dec. 14, 1901-
Nola b. Dec. 23. 1904; Clarence b. Jan. 11, 1908; Lawrence
b. March 21, 1910. Family home Raymond, Idaho.



POULSEN, PAUL (son of Peder Jensen Poulsen, born Feb.
24, 1816, at Lokken, Denmark, and Sldsel Kathrine Andersen,
born Sept. 7. 1815; Weiby, Denmark married July, 1839).
Born Sept. 10, 1845, at Weiby. Came to Utah Sept. 23, 1862,
Christian A. Medsen independent company.

Married Annie Marie Christensen Aug. 24, 1872 (daughter
of Jens Christensen and Maren Andersen), who was born



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Feb. 6, 1850. Their children: James P. b. July 16, 1875, m.
Mary Ann Ogden Dec. 22, 1897; Ammon W. b. July 3, 1879.
m. Mathilda Christensen Dec. 14. 1899; Elida C. b. May 12,
1881, m. Frank Olson Oct. 10, 1906; Arthur M. b. Dec. 21,
1883, m. Diantha L. Barrows Feb. 8, 1905. Family home
Rlchfleld, Utah.

Married Oliana Martina Olsen Oct. 2, 1879, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Ole Larsen and Karen Andrea Olsen). who was
born July 4, 1852, Aalesund, Norway. Their children: Henry
O. b. July 31. 1881, m. Elizabeth M. Brady Sept. 1910: Joel
Milton b. Oct. 16, 1883; Clara Annetta b. April 29, 1886, m.
Stephen Perry Abbott July 20, 1906; Ezra Exile b. Sept.
27, 1888.

Married Mary Davidson March 11, 1887. Logan, Utah
(daughter of David Culdbransen and Maren Kirstina Johan-
sen), who was bora Feb. 6, 1867. Idswold, Norway. Their
children: Prudence b. April 2, 1891; Byron O. b. July 25, 1897;
Erma D. b. Feb. 17, 1900; Dorthella L. b. April 27, 1902;
Ellen b. April 13, 1906; Silven R. b. March 28, 1908.

Was baptized Jan. 28, 1862. Started for Utah April 4,
1862, with his mother, brothers and a sister; his father,
sister and youngest brother not coming. They walked the
entire distance from the Missouri river to Salt Lake City.
Moved to Pleasant Grove in fall of 1862, to Gunnison, San
Pete county, April, 1863. Raised a crop and hauled wheat to
Camp Floyd for U. S. soldiers on contract x>f President
Brigham Young. This paid their immigration transporta-
tion. Moved to Richfield March, 1866. 128 claims of 20
acres each were distributed among the settlers, and they
surveyed and built with spade and shovel a canal, nine miles
long and nine to twelve feet wide, to irrigate this land;
the first water reached Richfield March 22d. Food was very
scarce, the nearest grist mill being at Manti, so wheat
was ground in a hand mill. Tea was $15 per pound and
money almost unknown, taxes and salaries being paid In
produce. In 1866 the Indians started their depredations,
killed many settlers, drove the people in from Glen Cove and
other outlying settlements, necessitating placing the. town
under guard, as also the herds, and men had to work to-
gether in squads for protection. In April, 1867, Richfield
was abandoned, and the settlement moved to Fountain
Green.

Missionary to Denmark in 1871, and visited his father.
Had charge of Hjorring branch of the church at Osth;
traveling elder in Aalborg. Returned to Richfield June 22,
1872, bringing with him his youngest brother. Set apart
first counselor to William H. Seegmiller April, 1877; ordained
bishop of first ward July 25, 1877, by Erastus Snow, remain-
ing bishop until 1894, when the wards were united, and he
was set apart as first counselor to Bishop Theodore Brand-
ley, which position with that of acting bishop he held
until March 25, 1899, when he was ordained high councilor,
until Sept. 18, 1910. He was made patriarch Sept. 24, 1899;
member prayer circle 28 years; superintendent Sunday
school first ward three years, released on account of polyga-
mous prosecution; arrested for unlawful cohabitation May
24, 1888, sentenced to four months in state penitentiary and
a fine of $200; again arrested August, 1892, and discharged;
again on Oct. 11, 1894, sentenced to 30 days in penitentiary;
again Oct. 21, 1899, and fined $160 by Judge W. M. McCarty;
all of these offenses were for "unlawful cohabitation." Is
the father of 22 children, 14 of whom are living and appear
in this genealogy. Was city councilman three years, school
trustee two years, treasurer of Sevier stake tabernacle, dis-
bursing $27,000 in its construction. Connected with many
co-operative institutions.



POULSON, CHRISTIAN (son of Peder Jensen Poulson. born
Feb. 24, 1816, Lokken, Denmark, and Sidsel Kathrine Ander-
sen, born Sept. 7, 1816, Weiby, Hjorring Amt, Denmark
married July, 1839). He was born 1848 at Weiby, Denmark.
Came to Utah Sept. 23, 1862, Christian A. Medsen company.

Married Anna Kathrine Oietzen May 25, 1874, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Jens Christian and Martha Marie Oietzen
of Richfield, Utah). She was born March 31, 1857, died April
16, 1888. Their children: Henry C. b. April 11, 1876; Martha
K. b. April 2, 1876; Parley Peter b. April 7, 1878; Augusta M.
b. June 21, 1881; E. W. b. May 6, 1886; Anna E. b. Feb.
27, 1887.

Married Annie Macelia Jessen Jan. 20, 1892, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Mads Peter and Anna A. Jensen, of Mt. Pleas-
ant, Utah, pioneers 1857). She was born Jan. 4, 1863. Their
children: Jesse W. b. Sept. 24, 1893; Agnes C. b. April 8,
1896; Ephraim L. b. Dec. 11, 1896; Rulon Grant b. March
20, 1903.

Missionary to Denmark 1882-86; home missionary eight
years. Assisted in leveling the present site of the Manti
temple. Veteran Indian wars.



POULSON, JOHN CHRISTIAN (son of Christian Abel Poul-
son, born July 8, 1813, at Flyngborg, Denmark, and Jensine
Axelllne, born Jan. 10, 1813, Orse, Denmark). Born Feb. 21,
1841, in Hjorring Amt, Denmark. Came to Utah Oct. 22,
1866, Abner Lowry company.

Married Eliza Thompson 1866 (daughter of Thomas Madson
and Mary Ann Peterson), who was born June 11, 1842.
Their children: Frederikke b. Oct. 18, 1867, m. Frank F.
Merrill 1897; John C. b. Nov. 3, 1868, m. Edna Earl Hawley
March 26, 1897; Pauline, m. Henry Hughes; George Alma,
m. Zilla Johnson.

POULSON, JOHN C. (son of John Christian Poulson and
Eliza Thompson). Born Nov. 3, 1869, Holden, Millard Co.,
Utah.



Married Edna Earl Hawley March 25, 1897, Manti, Utah
(daughter of William P. Hawley and Violate Snow), who
was born March 25, 1873, Provo, Utah. Their children: Edna
Lorene b. Dec. 17. 1897; Myrl b. Aug. 19, 1899; John Stanley
b. June 28. 1901; Alton Melrose b. May 17, 1903; Winford
Pierce b. Sept. 29, 1906; Spencer Earl b. March 23 1910
Family home Holden, Utah.



POULTER. WILLIAM (son of Thomas Poulter and Sarah
Davis). Born March 3, 1820, Moulsey. Surrey, Eng. Came'
to Utah Sept. 29, 1854, Joseph Field company.

Married Caroline Strubell in Surrey, Eng. (daughter of
Richard Strubell and Mary Ann Davis of Moulsey) She
was born Jan. 23. 1820, Surrey, and died Nov. 7, 1887, Ogden,
litah. Their children: William b. March 19, 1845, died;
George b. Nov. 25, 1846, m. Mary E. Jackson Feb. 9, 1874-
Sarah Jane b. Oct. 1851, died; Ephraim b. March 11 1849
d. April 1, 1879; Thomas b. July 19, 1853; Moroni Strubell
b. Jan. 6, 1856, m. Hannah Burton Sept. 6, 1878, m. Alice
Snell Maw Oct. 4, 1887; Rachel b. Sept. 23, 1858. m. Asa
Parley Sept. 5, 1878; Joseph b. 1860. died. Family home
Ogden, Utah.

Settled at Ogden 1855; moved to Salt Lake City 1858-
returned to Ogden 1865. Member of first brass band of
Ogden, which accompanied the militia in the Echo Canyon
campaign. One of the committee to induce President
Brigham Young to build the Salt Lake theater. Member
first theatrical company that played in Salt Lake theater
March 8, 1862; was an associate of Phil Margretts. Harry
Bowring, McEwan. and was in the Mechanics Dramatic
association. Accidentally killed by a falling tree in Ogden
Canyon March 7, 1866.

POULTER, GEORGE (son of William Poulter and Caroline

?,V l l b '; 1 ,! ) - Born Nov " 25 ' 1846 ' London. Engr. Came to
Utah 1854 with parents.

Married Mary E. Jackson Feb. 9, 1874, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Aaron Jackson, born Sept. 30, 1823 Eyne
Derbyshire. Eng.. died Oct. 20, 1856, while crossing the
plains, and Elizabeth Horrocks, born Aug. 5, 1826, Maccles-
fleld, Chestershire, Eng., pioneer Nov. 30, 1856. Edward
Martin handcart company, died Oct. 17. 1908, Ogden Utah)
She was born July 22, 1851, at Macclesfield and came to
Utah with mother and family. Their children: George
Aaron b. Nov. 12, 1874, m. Lillie Obern April 1901; Grace
Elizabeth b. March 6. 1877. d. May 24, 1893; Claude Jackson
b. Nov. 4, 1879. d. Oct. 8, 1891; William Richard b. Aug. 30,
1882, m. Matilda Hancock June 23, 1909; Martha Caroline
b. Nov. 3, 1885; Mary Frances b. Aug. 17, 1888, m. George
Burton June 14, 1911. Family home Ogden, Utah.

Missionary to England 1890-92. Assisted in plastering
the Salt Lake theater and took part in the first play at
the opening March 8, 1862. Plastering contractor.

POULTER, MORONI STRUBELL (son of William Poulter
and Caroline Strubell). Born Jan. 6, 1856, Ogden, Utah.

Married Hannah Burton Sept. 6, 1878, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Walton Burton, born March 23 1833
Bradford, Yorkshire, Eng., and Rachel Fielding, born June
27, 1839, Preston, Eng.. former pioneer Sept. 23, 1854 Job
Smith company, latter 1848 with her parents). She was born
Jan. 14, 1859, at Mill Creek. Utah. Their children: Rachel
May b. June 3. 1879, d. April 13, 1880; Clara Burton b. March
12, 1881, m. Joseph J. Hancock Sept. 29, 1909; Hannah Ellen
b. Sept. 14, 1883, m. Albert H. Krumperman Aug. 23 1911-
Moroni Carl b. Nov. 4, 1886, m. Mary J. Peterson June 26
1907; Florence Carrie b. March 31, 1888, m. Isaac S. Hunt
Jan. 17, 1912; Ruby Isabel b. March 21. 1890, d. May 27
1892; Ina Roseltha b. Oct. 6, 1893; William Irvin b Nov'
10, 1895; Glenn Minerva b. May 26, 1898. Family home Ogden,
Utah.

Married Alice Snell Maw Oct. 4, 1887, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edward Maw, born Feb. 19, 1800, in England
died Aug. 16, 1893. Ogden, Utah, and Christina Snell, born
March 16, 1831, died Nov. 7, 1861, at Hull, Eng.; married Aug
16, 1855, former pioneer Oct. 19, 1862, Horton D Haight
company). She was born May 29, 1859, at Hull, Yorkshire
Eng. Came to Utah Oct. 19, 1862, Horton D. Haight com-
pany. Their children: Lawrence b. May 18, 1890 m Lucy
S. Moyes Oct. 9, 1912; Ephraim b. Sept. 30, 1893; Alice Lament
b. Dec. 24, 1897; Marvel Lucile b. June 13, 1904. Family home
Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah.

First counselor to Joseph A. West, president of the first
Y. L. M. I. A. and organized in Mormon church' first presi-
dent of Y. M. M. I. A. of the 4th ward, in 1878, Ogden.



POWELL, JAMES (son of Abraham and Elizabeth Powell of
North Carolina). Born 1809 in North Carolina. Came to
Utah Oct. 13, 1852, Robert Wimmer oxteam company.

Married Jamima Wimmer 1834 in Indiana (daughter of
Peter and Elizabeth Wimmer, both of Indiana, pioneers 1850,
oxteam company). She was born March 14, 1814, in Ohio!
Their children: Elizabeth, d. aged 3; Peter, d. infant; Robert
A., m. Rachel J. Davis; Simion Comfort, m. Lydia Hawley
m. Edith Carnaby; John A., m. Matilda Snyder; Malinda',
m. Caleb Rhodes, m. Josephus Gammage; Martha E., m.
Frederick E. Grames; James, d. aged 14 months; Abraham
killed by a grizzly bear on Mt. Nebo, Utah, aged 23. Family
resided at Ogden, Mill Creek, Springville, Provo and Kamas
Utah.

Elder. Farmer and stockraiser. Drowned in Weber river
July 19, 1867.



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POWELL, ROBERT A. (son of James Powell and Jamima
Wimmer). Born Oct. 13, 1839, Adams county, 111. Pioneers
Oct 13, 1852. Brought an oxteam company.

Married Kachel J. Davis Aug. 17, 1872, at Diamond City,
Utah (daughter of George Preston Davis and Elizabeth
Lewis, both of Logan, Utah). She was born Oct. 23, 1855.
Their children: John Riley b. Sept. 18, 1873, d. infant;
Robert Wimmer b. Aug. 18, 1874, m. Estella Hall; Martha
Ellen b. Sept. 2, 1876, m. Charles McKendrick; Sarah Eliza-
beth b. Oct. 13, 1878, m. Benjamin G. Wyther; Betsy Jamima
b. Sept. 18, 1880, m. Charles Honick; Simion Comfort b.
May 14, 1882; James Abraham b. July 10, 1884; George
Preston b. Nov. 8, 1886; Joseph b. March 8, 1889; Lucy
Mallnda b. Dec. 23, 1891, m. Tony Ma,lino; Hyrum b. Jan.
28, 1893, d. March 20, 1893; Ransom Peter b. Feb. 2, 1894;
David b. April 1, 1896. d. Sept. 14, 1897; Jaroma A. b. Feb. 23,
1898. Family resided at Salem and Carbonville, Utah.

Elder. School trustee. Farmer and stockraiser.
POWELL, JOHN AMON (son of James Powell and Jamima
Wimmer). Born Nov. 27, 1844. Came to Utah 1850.

Married Hannah Matilda Snyder January, 1864, at Kamas,
Utah (daughter of Robert and Hannah Snyder of Payson,
Utah, pioneers 1848). She was born Feb. 23, 1846. Their
children: John A. Jr., b. Oct. 14, 1864, m. Hanna Halverson;
Maria b. May 18, 1867, m. William Warren; Elmeda Matilda
b. Sept. 29, 1869, died; James b. March 14, 1872; Leah
b. Aug. 23, 1874, m. Raymond Madison, m. George Rand;
Robert b. Jan. 4, 1877, m. Emma Eugals.

Married Sarah Jane Plumb (Shields) Jan. 6, 1872, Salt
Lake City (daughter of John F. Shields and Mary Howell
of Salem, Utah, pioneers 1847). She was born Sept. 29,
1854. Their children: Sarah Jane b. Dec. 13, 1874, m. Eben
Snow; Lot b. April 14, 1876, m. Mary Jane Burgess; Flor-
ence b. Sept. 30, 1878, m. John Johnson, m. George Sawyer;
Martha b. Dec. 1. 1880, d. Infant; Abraham b. March 6, 1882,
m. Pearl Leonard; Joseph F. b. Feb. 1, 1884, and Pearl b.
Nov. 24, 1885, d. children; Zoe E. b. Dec. 6, 1887, m. Leo
Leonard; Franklin Irvln b. Nov. 12, 1894, d. child. Family
home Price, Utah.

Married Rose Altha Allred Jan. 10, 1882, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Green W. Allred and Amy Howse of
San Pete Co., Utah). She was born March 7, 1863. Their
children: William R. b. May 21, 1883, m. Jennie Luke;
Maud M. b. Aug. 23, 1885, m. John Safley; Dora A. b. Dec.
6, 1887, n^.- George Spencer; Elmer W. b. March 5, 1890, m.
Gertrude Roberts; Clarence H. b. May 31, 1892; Ethel N.
b. Sept. 3, 1894; Sheridan R. b. Sept. 13, 1896; Earl H. b.
Nov. 9, 1898; Ada J. b. May 21, 1901; Grant b. Sept. 21,
1903. Family home Price, Utah.

Elder. Served in Black Hawk war. Farmer and stock-
raiser.

POWELL, JOHN AMON, JR. (son of John Amon Powell
and Hannah Matilda Snyder). Born Oct. 4, 1864. Lambs
Canyon, Utah.

Married Hannah Fredericka Halverson April 2, 1885, Price,
T'tah (daughter of Frederick Halverson and Hannah Nielsen
of Copenhagen, Denmark. Came to Utah 1872). She was
born March 16, 1868. Their children: Hannah Matilda b.
May 30, 1887; Verner Amon b. Oct. 2, 1889; John Frederick
b. Oct. 28, 1891; Clarence b. April 11, 1894; May b. May 1.
1896.

Married Margarette Catherina Johnson Oct. 3, 1906, at
Salt Lake City (daughter of Halldor Johnson and Gertrude
Berenson of Cleveland, Utah. Came to Utah 1881). She was
born Aug. 12, 1882. Their children; Parley Grant b. Aug.
6, 1908; Gertrude and Geneva (twins) b. Sept. 18, 1910.

Elder; ward teacher. Settled at Wellington 1893, where
he assisted in building up the country. Farmer; miner;
stockraiser



POWELL, JAMBS Q. Born Nov. 7, 1807, In Pennsylvania.
Came to Utah 1848, Zera Pulsipher company.

Married Mary Jane Cooper 1841, Lancaster, Lancaster
county, Pa., who was born Oct. 17, 1810, and came to Utah
with husband. Their children: Isaac b. Aug. 2, 1842, d.
Jan. 1848; Naomi b. Aug. 16, 1844, m. Norman Wines Dec.
25, 1863; James b. June 15, 1846, d. Jan. 1848; Augustus
N. b. Aug. 1, 1851, m. Sarah Losee July 7, 1872; Thaddeus
b. Sept. 30, 1854, m. Esther Ann Ashton Jan. 24, 1883.



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