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Married Hannah Anderson 1854, Salt Lake City (daughter
of Andrew Anderson), who was born March 7, 1818, Den-
mark. Their children: Susan b. 1860, m. Charles C. Trane
April 12, 1888; Benjamin b. March 7, 1867, m. Mary Anne

Pioneer In sheep and cattle business; from his sheep the
greater part of the clothing worn In the neighborhood
of Lehl 1855-72 was made.

POWELL, THADDEUS (son of James Q. Powell and Mary
Jane Cooper). Born Sept. 30, 1854, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Married Esther Ann Ashton Jan. 24, 1883. Lehi, Utah
(daughter of Thomas Ashton and Arminta Lawrence, pio-
neers Morris Phelps company). Their children; Thaddeus
A. b. March 27, 1884, m. Nicoline E. Schow Oct. 30, 1905:
Eugene b. Nov. 11, 1885, m. Mable Snider Jan. 8, 1909; Leland
b. July 24, 1887, m. Grace Comer Feb. 15, 1910; Hazel May
b. May 1, 1889; T. J. b. April 2, 1893. Family home Lehl,

City councilman Lehi two years. Owner of the Mulllner
mill property, which was sold to the Utah Sugar Co. 1890.
Director Lehi Commercial & Savings Bank 1893-1900.

Married Fanny Chamberlin. Their children: Mary Ann
b. Sept. 16, 1843, m. Jacob Croft; Fanny Louisa b. July 16,
1845, m. Lee Cropper; John b. Sept. 14, 1847; Jessie b. June
3, 1849, m. Peter Huntsman; Mercy b. May 15, 1852; Samuel
b. April 20, 1855; Ephraim b. Oct. 13, 1856; Bessy b. Nov. 5
1858, m. Heber J. Mitchell; Alice Jane b. June 18, 1864.

Married Henrietta Seaton Blyth June 18, 1864 (daughter
of Charles Blyth and Isabelle Brown, former pioneer Cap-
tain Clark company 1856). She was born June 6, 1831,
Dalkeith, Scotland. Their children: Sarah b. April 13, 1865
m. John Broadhead; Annie b. Sept. 8, 1866, m. Joseph Beck-
with; Henrietta b. Aug. 15, 1868; Lilly b. March 29, 1870,
m. Willard Rogers; Alma b. Jan. 13, 1872, m. Margret Burt-
May b. May 7, 1873, m. Lars Rasmussen; Ellen b. April 1,
1875, m. James A. Kelley.

Married Martha Ashby March 20, 1885. Their children-
John Franklin b. July 22, 1886; Jessie Truman b. April 11
1888; Nathaniel b. Feb. 15, 1891.

Took active part in Echo Canyon campaign. Pioneer of
Fillmore. Died June 3, 1902, Fillmore.

POWELL, THOMAS (son of Joseph Powell and Anna Crocker
of Yorkshire, Eng., who came to Utah September, 1886).
Born May 27, 1857. Came to Utah 1864.

Married Emma Maria Warburton Dec. 10, 1884, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Joseph Warburton and Emma Maria
Whatnough), who was born Dec. 1, 1863, Salt Lake City
Their children: Albert T. b. Sept. 25, 1885, m. Irene Braby
Florence E. b. Feb. 27, 1888, m. Augusta Brown; Lawrence
R. b. March 1, 1892; Clyde J. b. July 17, 1897; Vera b. Dec
15, 1903. Family home, Salt Lake City.

POWELL, WILLIAM JAMES (son of Thomas Powell).

Married Mary Ann Simson. Their children: Mary Jane,
d. child; Martha Ann, m. Thomas Rhoads; Elvira, m. Lars
J. Marslng; Sarah Elizabeth, m. Hans Peter Marsing; William
James, Jr., m. Rachel Ann Hadden; Dan Thomas b. Jan. 26.
1871, m. Emma Lozzetta Higby; Joseph Hyrum, m. Ada
Hadden; Francis Lyman, m. Lucy Stilson; Orson Mark, m.
Lorena Jensen; Lucy Fidelia, m. Martin Luther Marsing;
John Taylor, m. Mary Smith. Family home Castle Dale
Emery Co., Utah.

POWELL, DAN THOMAS (son of William James Powell
and Mary Ann Simson). Born Jan. 26, 1871, St. Thomas,
Lincoln county, Nev.

Married Emma Lozzetta Higby May 6, 1891, Castle Dale,
Utah (daughter of William Higby and Emma Maria Larsen
of Castle Dale). She was born Sept. 1, 1873. Their chil-
dren: Nellie May b. Nov. 23, 1892, m. Paul G. Cluff Oct. 5,
1911; Arthur Enos b. March 17, 1895; Clara Grace b Aug
25, 1897; William Lee b. Sept. 2, 1899; Emma Pearl b. Feb
3, 1903; Mary Elizabeth b. July 30, 1906. Family home
Theodore, Utah.

High priest; counselor to Manassa J. Blackburn of Deseret.
Lake ward, Emery county; ward and Sunday school teacher.
Moved to St. Joseph with parents, then to Kanab, to Rich-
field, to Huntington river, and to Castle Dale ward with
first settlers; moved to Deseret lake among first settlers,
and assisted in building canals, wagon roads and homes,
and In reclaiming the land; from here he went to Uinta
Indian reservation Feb. 20, 1905, and in 1906 began building
the canal at Moffatt, finishing it that summer; in August of
1906 he located at Duchesne, took up a homestead, and re-
sides there at the present time. School trustee. Farmer
and stockman.

POULTON, THOMAS (son of Richard Poulton and Margaret
Hand of England). Born April 10, 1834, In England. Came
to Utah Sept. 12, 1861, Milo Andrus company.

Married Mary Hand Dec. 4, 1857, in England (daughter of
John Hand), who was born 1837. Their children: William
b. Nov. 3, 1858, m. Sarah Ann Birch; Thomas b. 1859, died;
Ira Eldredge b. Aug. 23, 1861, m. Emma V. Grover. Family
home Coalville, Utah.

Married Zeruah M. Grover April 17, 1884, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Grover and Elizabeth Walker of Farm-
ington, Utah; former pioneer 1847, latter Sept. 26, 1866.
Edmond Ellsworth company).

High priest; missionary to England 1896; pioneer In build-
Ing up Goose Creek valley. Moved to Oakley, Idaho, Died
April 21, 1912.

POWELL, JOHN (son of John Powell and Ann Belfleld,
both of London, Eng.). Born Oct. 31, 1822, St. Sepulchres
parish, London, Eng. Came to Utah 1856.

PRATT, JONATHAN BLACKMORE (son of William Pratt of
Virginia and Isabel! Hall of Ireland). Born Jan. 18, 1807,
Greenville, Tenn. Came to Utah 1857.

Married Susannah Halbert (daughter of William Halbert
and Susannah Taylor), who came to Utah with husband.
Their children: William Halbert b. May 8, 1844, m. Ann Bur-
gress Jan. 19, 1864; Rebecca, m. Mr. Jones; Martha, m. James
Worthington; Isabel!, m. William Martindale; Mary, m. Cla-
bourn Elder; Frances, m. Claborn Elder. Family home
Duncan's Retreat, Washington Co., Utah.

Earlier settler to "Dixie," Utah.

PRATT, WILLIAM H. (son of Jonathan Blackmore Pratt and
Susannah Halbert). Born May 8. 1844.

Married Ann Burgess June 19, 1864, Virgin City. Utah
(daughter of Thomas Burgess and Elizabeth Isaac, pioneers
1864, Nelson Empey company). She was born June 11, 1843.



Badmington, Eng. Their children: Elizabeth S. b. April 3.
1865, m. Hyrum F. Wright; William F. b. April 27, 1867, m.
Elizabeth E. Tolbert Nov. 23, 1892; Jonathan B. (3rd bishop
of Hinckley, Utah) b. June 28, 1869, m. Emma Alldredge
Nov. 23, 1892; Thomas H. b. Dec. 3. 1873, m. Jane Harmon
Oct. 8. 1903; James b. Oct. 29, 1876, died. Family home
Hinckley. Utah.
First bishop of Hinckley ward, Millard stake.

PRATT. WILLIAM F. (son of William H. Pratt and Ann
Burgess). Born April 27, 1867, Duncan's Retreat, Utah.

Married Elizabeth E. Tolbert (daughter of William Tol-
bert, pioneer 1859, and Sarah Pack, born 1848, Salt Lake
City). She was born Aug. 27. 1875, Kamas, Utah. Their
children: Rosette E. b. Nov. 8, 1894; Wilford F. b. Nov. 6,
1897; Golda b. Dec. 25, 1899; Lawrence b. June 19. 1902; Nora
and Olive b. Dec. 19, 1904, Olive d. same day; Eva Ann b.
Sept. 1, 1908; Parnell b. Dec. 3, 1910. Family home Hinckley,

Bishop Hinckley ward, Millard stake.

PRATT, ORSON (son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson
of Hartford, Washington county, New Lebanon and Canaan,
Columbia county, N. T.). Born Sept. 19, 1811, Hartford,
Washington county, N. Y. Came to Utah July 21, 1847, Brig-
ham Young company.

Married Sarah Marlnda Bates July 4, 1836, Henderson,
Jefferson county, N. Y. (daughter of Cyrus and Lydia Bates
of Henderson. N. Y.). She was born Feb. 5, 1817. Their
children: Orson, Jr., b. July 11, 1837, m. Susan Snow Oct.
1, 1856, d. Dec. 6. 1903; Lydia b. Dec. 17, 1838, d. Aug. 13,
1839; Celestia Larlssa b. May 10, 1842, m. Albert P. Tyler Jan.
4, 1858, d. Jan. 6, 1905; Sarah Marinda b. Oct. 27, 1844. d.
July 26, 1845; Vanson b. Jan. 23, 1846, d. July 22, 1847; Laron
b. July 10, 1847. m. Ethelwynn Clarissa Brown June 27, 1869,
d. Aug. 21. 1908; Marlon b. Oct. 13, 1848, d. Sept. 4, 1849:
Marintha Althera b. Dec. 31, 1849, d. March 24, 1851; Harmel
b. Aug. 21, 1851, m. Mary Elizabeth Cullen Nov. 18, 1873, d.
Dec. 20, 1907; Arthur b. March 12, 1853, m. Agnes Ellen Caine
Dec. 25, 1872; Herma Ethna b. May 16. 1856, m. William F.
Belding Feb. 18. 1874. d. Dec. 26, 1877; Loila Menella b.
Oct. 22, 1858, d. Sept. 21, 1860.

Married Charlotte Bishop 1844, Nauvoo, 111. (daughter of
John Fitch Bishop and Lucy Goff), who was born March
1824, Crown Point, Essex county, N. Y.

Married Adelia Ann Bishop Dec. 13, 1844, Nauvoo. 111.
(daughter of John Fitch Bishop and Lucy Goff of Crown
Point, N. Y.). She was born Nov. 6, 1826, Crown Point.
Their children: Lucy Adelia b. Sept. 15, 1847, m. Ashton
Nebeker March 9, 1865; Zina Bishop b. Feb. 26, 1861, m.
Francis M. Bishop Jan. 24, 1873, d. May 16, 1902; Lorum b.
Dec. 18, 1852, m. Frances Lane Theobald May 17, 1876; Lorus
b Nov. 27, 1855, m. Elzina Wheeler Nov. 27, 1879; Eltha b.
Dec 12 1858, m. John Stephen Edwards Aug. 2, 1880; Orthena
b Oct 31 1863, m. John Askie Silver Nov. 5, 1880.

Married Mary Ann Merrill March 27, 1845, Nauvoo, 111.
(daughter of Voluntine Merrill and Lydia Sisson of South-
hold and Greenport, Long Island, N. Y.). She was born
June 2 1819, Southhold; came to Utah with husband In
1851 died Dec. 12, 1903. Their children: Milanda b. Sept.
30 1848, m. Elizabeth Rich May 16, 1870; Vianna b. March
13 1851 m. Joseph U. Eldredge Oct. 30, 1870; Oradine b.
March 5 1853, m. Samuel H. Kimball Oct. 30, 1870, d. Aug.
1872- Lathilla b. July 19. 1865, m. Joseph S. Kimball Oct.
30 1870- Valton Merrill b. May 23, 1860, m. Estella Jenkina
June 26 1895; m. Mary Ellen Cragun Jensen Nov. 27, 1912.

Married Louisa Chandler 1846, who died June 12, 1846.

Married Marian Ross Feb. 19, 1852, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Robert Ross and Margaret McBane of Glasgow, Scot-
land). She was born Aug. 23, 1830, at Glasgow; came to
Utah with part of Geo. D. Watts party of British converts,
In 1861, and died July 19, 1901. Their children: Marian Agnes
b Feb 16 1853, d. Oct. 17, 1863; Larinda Marissa b. Dec. 16,
1865 m Willard E. Weihe July 10, 1876; Milson Ross b.
Nov 4, 1859, m. Jemima G. Vincent Kilgore March 14, 1888,
(d. 1893); m. Mary Frances Tuttle Kimball March 29, 1894;
Irintha b. July 6, 1862, m. James Henry Douglas Jan. 12.
1882- Ray Ross b. Feb. 14, 1871, m. Mulvie McCloed 1898;
Ruby b. Feb. 20, 1874. m. Alvln Augustus Beesley May 24,


Married Sarah Louisa Lewis June 21, 1853, Birmingham,
Eng who was born July 7, 1831, Old Radnor, Hereford, Eng.;
came to Utah September, 1854, died Sept. 27, 1855, Salt Lake
City. Only child: Willow Lewis b. Sept. 8, 1854, d. Oct. 27,

Married Jullaett Phelps Dec. 14, 1865, Fillmore, Utah
(daughter of Alva Phelps, who died in service Mormon
Battalion, and Margaret Phelps). She was born April 19,
1839 Their children: Alva Phelps b. Jan. 31, 1859, m. Cassie
Allen d. Feb. 18, 1906; Clomenia b. Jan. 29, 1861, m. Frank
Larse'n; Ortherus P. b. Oct. 26, 1863, m. Emma Louise Taysum
Oct 28 1885. m. Kittle Evelyn Eagan June 27, 1906; Mar-
garet b Oct. 6, 1868, m. Mr. Armstrong; Rella b. Jan. IS.
1872 m. Mr. Farrington; Neva b. July 27, 1874, m. William
Lyman Shiverick Aug. 6, 1908; Julius P. b. May 12, 1877,
m Etta D. Boucher Sept. 8, 1900. First eight families re-
Bided Salt Lake City.

Married Eliza Crooks July 24, 1857, Islington, Liverpool,
Eng. who was born July, 1829, Monaghan, Glastock, Ireland;
came to Utah 1857, died Jan. 9, 1869, Tooele City, Utah.
Their children: Lerlus Crooks b. April 9, 1858, d. June 17,
1862: Dora b. March 23, 1860, m. Willard Snow May 14, 1878;
Jared b. July 15, 1862, killed by snowslide March 11, 1877;
Onthew b. Dec. 30, 1864, d. same day; Samuel b. Nov. 24,

1868, killed by falling into a hot spring in Nevada, Oct. 4,
1888. Family home Tooele, Utah.

Married Margaret Graham Dec. 28, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Graham and Jane Ross of Edinburgh,
Scotland, latter pioneer 1865). She was born Jan. 20, 1852,
Edinburgh. Scotland, pioneer with mother in 1865. Their
children: Orion Graham b. Sept. 14. 1869, m. Amy William-
eon; Pearl b. May 2, 1872, m. James S. Morgan; Royal
b. June 3, 1874. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Member first apostles quorum; missionary in United States,
Great Britain and Austria 1830-81; high councilor; church
historian. Regent University of Deseret. Member legisla-
ture and speaker of the house of representatives; city coun-
cilman. Established the Great Salt Lake Base & Meridian,
S. E. corner temple block (topographical survey); topo-
graphical engineer in the general staff, with the rank of
colonel, of the territorial militia. Scientist; mathematician;
translator; author, etc. Died Oct. 3, 1881, Salt Lake City.

PRATT. MILANDO (son of Orson Pratt and Mary Ann
Merrill). Born Sept. 30, 1848, Harris Grove, Pottawattamie
Co., Iowa. Came to Utah Oct. 7, 1851, Orson Pratt company.

Married Elizabeth Rich May 16, 1870, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Charles Coulson Rich and Sarah DeArmon
Pea of Kirtland, Ohio, pioneers 1847, Charles C. Rich com-
pany). She was born Oct. 6, 1849. Salt Lake City. Their
children: Viola Bell b. Oct. 7, 1871, m. George H. Gillett
Sept. 12, 1896; Milando, Jr., b. Dec. 8, 1873; Charles Rich
b. March 1, 1876, m. Zina Mowrey Nov. 10, 1897; Orson Mer-
rill b. Aug. 19, 1878; Leonie DeArmon b. July 18, 1882,
m. George Douglas Bergenet Feb. 25, 1905; Benjamin Rich
b. Feb. 10, 1888, d. Oct. 12, 1912; Frederick Earl b. March
19, 1891, m. Edna V. Saunders June 28, 1911. Family home.
Salt Lake City.

High priest; missionary to eastern states 1876-77; high
councilor Salt Lake stake of Zton 1873-1911; then patri-
arch. Member of the church bureau of information, Temple
Block, since its organization. Served in legislature. Among
his various activities he was railroad contractor, farmer,
merchant and mining man.

PRATT, PARLEY PARKER (son of Jared Pratt and Char-
ity Dickinson). Born April 12, 1807, Burlington, N. Y.
Came to Utah Sept. 28, 1847, John Taylor and Perrlgrlne
Sessions company.

Married Thankful Halsey (Hand) Sept. 9, 1827, Canaan,
N. Y., who was born March 18, 1797. Only child: Parley
Parker, Jr., b. March 25. 1837 (d. Aug. 26. 1897). m. Esther
Romania Bunnell Feb. 23, 1859, m. Brigamena Nealson Jan.
18, 1877, m. Susan Pulley. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Mary Ann Frost (Stearns) May 9, 1837, Kirt-
land, Ohio (daughter of Aaron Frost of Bethel, Oxford
Co., Maine, pioneer 1852). She was born Jan. 14, 1809.
Their children: Nathan b. Aug. 31, 1838, d. Dec. 12, 1843,
Nauvoo, III.; Olivia b. June 2, 1841, m. Benjamin W. Driggs
Feb. 16, 1857; Susan b. April 7, 1843, d. Aug. 28, 1844, at
Nauvoo; Moroni L. b. Dec. 7, 1844 (d. April 18, 1913), m.
Caroline Mabel Beebe Sept. 5, 1870, who died March 27,
1913. Family home Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Brotherton July 24, 1843, who was
born March 27, 1816, Manchester. Eng., and died May 9,

Married Mary Wood Sept. 9, 1844, who was born June
18. 1818. Glasgow, Scotland, and died March 5, 1898, Forest
Dale, Utah. , Their children: Helaman b. May 31, 1846, m.
Emeltne V. Billings July 25. 1868, m. Dorothy Wilkin, m.
Miss Wilkin; Cornelia b. Sept. 5, 1848, m. Apollos G. Driggs
Oct. 5, 1867, died; Mary W. b. Sept. 14, 1853, m. Royal
Barney Young, died; Mathoni W. b. July 6, 1856, m. Eliza-
beth Leaver Sheets Nov. 17, 1880. Family home. Salt Lake

Married Hannahette Snively 1844 (daughter of Henry
and Mary H. Snively), who was born Oct. 22, 1812, and
died Feb. 21. 1898, Salt Lake City. Their children: Alma
b. July 31, 1846 (d. Nov. 13, 1902), m. Rebecca Beebe Jan.
10, 1876, who died Sept. 1, 1886; Lucy b. March 9. 1848,
m. Samuel Russell Feb. 4, 1869; Henrietta b. Oct. 26, 1851,
m. Samuel Russell June 14, 1877.

Married Belinda Marden Nov. 20, 1844, who was born
Dec. 24, 1820, Chichester, Merrimack county, N. H., and
died Feb. 19, 1894. Salt Lake City. Their children: Nephl
Pratt b. Jan. 1, 1846 (d. April 29, 1910), m. Lizzie Warren
April 13, 1867, m. Hannah Phillips Feb. 20, 1871, m. Alice
Jerome Ray Nov. 25, 1872, m. Sarah Melissa Callister;
Belinda b. May 8, 1848 (d. Dec. 10, 1893), m. Heber H.
Stenhouse Nov. 28, 1863, m. Henry J. Smith Jan. 9. 1871,
m. Amos Milton Musser Sept. 4, 1872; Ablnadi b. May 8,
1848; Lehi b. June 9, 1851 (d. Aug. 15, 1905), m. Sarah
Ann Mitchell Nov. 21, 1870. m. Nora Athilda, m. Emma
Dalley Jan. 3, 1878; Isabel Elenor b. Sept. 1, 1854 (d. April
24, 1912), m. Franklin Alonzo Robison April 10, 1872. Fam-
ily resided Salt Lake City and Fillmore, Utah.

Married Sarah Huston Oct. 15, 1845, Nauvoo, 111., who
was born Aug. 3, 1823, Starke Co., Ohio, and died May 26,
1886, Coyote, Garfield Co., Utah. Their children: Julia b.
April 1, 1847, m. John Gardener June 1, 1860; Mormon b.
Jan. 8, 1850, d. Nov. 19, 1850; Teancum b. Nov. 15, 1851
(d. Sept. 8, 1900), m. Annie Eliza Mead Oct. 10, 1872, m.
Sarah Eliza Ewell Oct. 25, 1875; Sarah Elizabeth b. May
31, 1856 (died), m. Culbert King. Family home, Salt Lake

Married Phoebe Soper Feb. 8, 1846, Winter Quarters,
Neb., who was born July 8, 1823, Hempstead Harbor, Queens
county. Long Island, N. Y., and died Sept. 17, 1887, Provo,
Utah. Their children: Moslah b. Feb. 26, 1850, d. March



26, 1850; Omner b. Nov. 30, 1851. d. Jan. 7, 1852; Phoebe
Soper b. May 19, 1853, m. William Shadrach Holdaway
Sept. 11, 1872. Family home. Salt Lake City.

Married Martha Monks April 28, 1847, who was born
April 28, 1825, Raynor, Chestershire, Eng., and came to Utah
with husband. Only child: Ether b. Jan. 30, 1849, d. Feb.
22, 1849. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Ann Agatha Walker April 28, 1847, Winter Quar-
ters, Neb. (daughter of William Gibson Walker and Mary
Goodwin of Manchester, Eng.). She was born June 11,
1829, Leek, Staffordshire, Eng., and came to Utah with
husband. Their children: Agatha b. July 7, 1848, m. Joseph
Harris Ridges Jan. 21. 1866; Malona b. April 15, 1850, m.
Elnathan Eldredge, Jr., Nov. 11, 1870; Marion b. Nov. 28,
1851, d. Oct. 6, 1852; Moroni Walker b. Oct. 10, 1853, m.
Mary Chugg, m. Mary Owens; Eveline b. Aug. 8, 1856, m.
Francis G. Woods. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Keziah Downes Dec. 27, 1853, Salt Lake City,
who was born May 10, 1812, Raynor, Chestershire, Eng..
and died Jan. 11, 1876. Salt Lake City.

Married Elenor J. McComb Nov. 14, 1855, Salt Lake City,
who was born Dec. 29, 1817, Wheeling, W. Va., and died Oct.
24, 1874, Salt Lake City.

PRATT, MORONI WALKER (son of Parley Parker Pratt
and Ann Agatha Walker). Born Oct. 10, 1853, Salt Lake

Married Mary Chugg. Their children: Ellis, m. Frank
Cole; Mary Louie, m. Truman J. Cole; Francis Moroni, m.
Myrtle Grace Young; Evelyn Vilate. m. George A. Griffeth;
Cora Agatha; Mabel Elizabeth, m. Willard Leroy Van
Orden; Hazel; Florence. Family resided Meadowville, Utah,
Malad and Fairview, Idaho.

Married Mary Owens Nov. 7, 1894, Logan, Utah (daughter
of William Owens, pioneer 1854, and Elizabeth Roberts,
pioneer 1855, Seth M. Blair company married Jan. 28,
1856, Salt Lake City). She was born March 7, 1866, Henefer,
Summit Co., Utah. Their children: Esther b. Aug. 8, 1895;
Laura b. Jan. 29, 1897; Viola b. Jan. 26, 1899; Vida b. Feb.
22, 1901; Parley Owens b. Dec. 14, 1903. died; Athleen b.
Feb. 21, 1904; Ruth b. March 30, 1906; Milton O. b. Nov.
5. 1908; Harold O. b. Dec. 13, 1910. Family resided Fairview
and Preston, Idaho.

Bishop of Fairview ward 16 years; bishop's counselor
at Meadowville; stake president of high priests quorum
several years; high councilor; missionary to Indiana. Trus-
tee Oneida Stake Academy. Poet. Died June 28, 1911, Salt
Lake City.

PRATT, WILLIAM DICKINSON (son of Jared Pratt and
Charity Dickinson). Born Sept. 3, 1802, Worcester, Otsego
county, N. T. Came to Utah Oct. 7, 1851, with Orson Pratt,
who was returning from the European mission.

Married Hannah Ward Jan. 1, 1837, Kirtland, Ohio, who
was born Feb. 26, 1808, Chester, Windsor county, Vt., and
died Sept. 20, 1840, Nauvoo, 111. Their child: Sarah Jane
b. Feb. 19, 1838, d. Oct. 1838.

Married Wealthy Shumway (widow) March 1, 1841. Their
children: Martha b. Dec. 13, 1841, d. Oct. 15, 1847; William
Jared b. June 22, 1844 (d. June 16, 1909), m. Alice Smart
Dec. 1, 1862; Stephen b. 1847, d. Infant; Mirza Lyona b.
1849, d. 1851.

The third and fourth wives bore no children.

Married Jane Holley (O'Bannion). Only child: Alice b.
Aug. 23, 1856, m. Orson Merrill Dec. 28, 1878. Family home.
Salt Lake City.

The sixth wife bore no children.

Married Azubah Cox July 27, 1867, Salt Lake City, who
was born Nov. 6, 1850, Lehl, Utah. Only child: Joseph
Milando b. April 6, 1870, d. child. Residue of all these
families resided In Salt Lake City.

Seventy. Took part In Echo Canyon and Indian wars.
School teacher. Died Sept. 15, 1870.

PREATOR, RICHARD (son of William Preator and Mary
Jones). Born Feb. 24, 1826, Chalford Hill, Gloucestershire,
Eng. Came to Utah with handcart company.

Married Mary Harper Sept. 2, 1847 (daughter of Thomas
Harper of Eastrombs, Gloucestershire), who was born
Sept., 1824. Their children: Fred Thomas, d. In England;
Mary Salome, m. Hyrum Egan; Lora, d. on the plains;
Richard Lorenzo, m. Florenzo Mclntosh; Elizabeth, m. Ed-
ward Wallace Guymon; Joseph William. Family home Rich-
mond, Utah.

Married Ruth Harper Salt Lake City (daughter of Thomas
Harper). Only child: Rosa Lilly, m. George McCormick.

Member of seventy; choir leader Providence; bandmaster
and choir leader Richmond, Utah. Carpenter and joiner-
farmer. Died March, 1911, Independence, Mo.

PREECE, JOHN. Born Nov. 26, 1811, Lancashire, Eng.
Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1848, Heber C. Kimball company.

Married Elizabeth Jenkins in England (daughter of
Thomas Jenkins, pioneer 1848, Heber C. Kimball company).
Their children: Heber, m. Isadora Jameson; Annie, m. Reu-
ben Fuller; Alma, died; William, m. Eliza Jacobs (Snyder);
Moroni, m. Mamie Atwood; Mary Ann, m. George Taylor
Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Ann Overend 1856 Salt Lake City (daughter of
James Overend and Mary Woolyard of Button, Eng.). She
was born Feb. 21, 1830. Their children: Albert, m. Mar-
garet Thome; Nephi, m. Sarah Ellingston; Margrett, m.

David McKenzie; Louise, m. Wilford Smith; Oliver; Joseph,
m. Minnie Sperry. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Missionary to Salmon River, Ariz., 1859-61; bishop's coun-
selor. Died Oct. 1, 1887, Salt Lake City.

PREECE, WILLIAM (son of John Preece and Elizabeth
Jenkins). Born Feb. 11, 1856, Salt Lake City.

Married Mary Eliza Jacobs (Snyder) Dec. 5, 1880, Vernal,
Utah (daughter of Norton Jacobs and Emily Eaton of
Salt Lake City and Woods Cross, Utah, pioneers July 24,
1847, Brigham Young company). She was born Dec. 25,
1849, at Woods Cross and had previously married Robert
Hyrum Snyder Dec. 12, 1874, Salt Lake City (son of Samuel
Cornwell Snyder and Maria Stockwell of Snyderville, Utah,
who was born March 19, 1852, and was father of Mary
Ida Snyder b. Sept. 16, 1875; Robert Ashley Snyder b.
May 12, 1878, the first white child born in Ashley Fork,
Utah, but who died March 22, 1881). The Preece children
were: William Rowland b. July 2, 1881; Margaret May b.
Feb. 27, 1884, m. Lafayette Richardson; Nellie Elizabeth
b. Sept. 27, 1886; Clarence Jacobs b. Feb. 3, 1889; Vera b.
Nov. 16, 1891.

Came to Park City in 1871 and was the first white boy
to stay overnight in Park City; in the fall of 1878 he came
to Ashley Ford and wintered on the Duchesne river with
cattle. Freighter between Vernal, Salt Lake and Rock
Springs ten years. Sheriff. Worked for the government.

PREECE, JOSEPH H. (son of John Preece and Ann Over-
end). Born May 10, 1869. Salt Lake City.

Married Minnie E. Sperry Nov. 24, 1897, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Harrison Sperry and Susan Mosley of Salt
Lake City, pioneers 1847). She was born March 18, 1871.
Their children: John Lament b. Aug. 29, 1898; Sherman J.
b. July 13, 1900; Minnie S. b. June 27, 1906; Louise Ann
b. Oct. 23, 1912. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Seventy; missionary to California 1910-11; Sunday school
superintendent. City councilman. Merchant.

PREECE, MARK (son of Richard Preece. born Oct. 21, 1806,
and Susannah Prltchard, born May 16, 1806, both of Here-
fordshire, Eng.). He was born Sept. 1. 1839, Rollston, Here-
fordshire. Came to Utah 1852, Thomas Tidwell company.

Married Ellen Cornish Nov. 21. 1865 (daughter of William
Cornish and Elizabeth Kegg, pioneers Sept. 3, 1855, John
Hindley company married January, 1831, Douglas, Isle
of Man). She was born Dec. 30, 1840. Their children:

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