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neer James Snow company, latter Captain Jepson company).
She was born May 18, 1874, Fairview, Utah. Their children:
Lucille E. b. July 26, 1896; Mary E. b. Jan. 16, 1900; Helen
E. b. Oct. 17, 1901; Flora G. b. April 10, 1903; Reuben G. b.
Feb. 2, 1905; Earl J. b. May 26, 1906; Mildred b. Nov. 5,
1907; Pearl b. April 27, 1909. Family home' Pleasant View,
Utah.

Bee Inspector in Weber Co. 1889-1890; secretary Utah
Beekeepers Association, afterwards vice president until April
1911. Justice of the peace of Pleasant View from Jan. 1,
1907 to Dec. 31, 1912; school trustee. Officer in Sunday
school and Y. M. M. I. A.; president 38th quorum seventies
June 24, 1900 to Feb. 24, 1901; bishop's counselor Feb. 24,
1901 to July 26, 1908; high councilor in Ogden stake; mis-
sionary to the eastern states October 1896 to December 1898;
T. M. M. I. A. missionary to Wasatch stake 1899-1900.



KHEAD, JOSIAH (son of Josiah Rhead, born March 14, 1794,
and Sarah Bourne, born March 4, 1796, both in England). He
was born April 26, 1831, Longport, Staffordshire, Eng. Came
to Utah Sept. 23, 1861, Joseph A. Young company.

Married Eliza Lewis (Beach) (daughter of Thomas Lewis
and Mary Astberry), who was born Nov. 4, 1824, and came
to Utah with husband. Their children: Edward Henry b.
Jan. 9, 1851, m. Susan Alvira Huffman Jan. 27, 1873; Eliza
Persis b. May 9, 1855, m. Joseph Farnsworth; James Bourne
b. March 17, 1858, m. Maria W. Hortin; William George b.
July 30, 1860, m. Annie Williamson Hodson; Sarah Ann b.
Dec. 22, 1862, m. Alexander C. Salmon; Josiah Lewis b. May
8, 1868, m. Delila Davis, (who died), m. Margaret Carruth.

President council 27th quorum seventies and first elders'
quorum of Summit stake. Made first crockery ware In Sum-
mit county 1863. Died Nov. 21, 1887, Coalville, Utah.

RHEAD, JAMES BOURNE (son of Josiah Rhead and Eliza
Lewis). Born March 17, 1858, Des Moines, Iowa. Came to
Utah Sept. 10, 1861, Joseph A. Young company.

Married Maria W. Hortin June 24, 1896, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Hortin and Maria Wilkinson, former
pioneer Aug. 28, 1860, independent company, latter Sept. 20.
J864, Joseph S. Rawlins company). She was born Jan. 17,
1869. Their children: Fiametta b. April 8, 1897; Hortense
b. Jan. 25, 1899: LaVon b. Sept. 25, 1901; Josiah Lafayette b.
May 21, 1903; James Orison b. June 10, 1908. Family home
Coalville. Utah.

Member high council; missionary to Sandwich Islands
1881-84; high priest. Member Coalville city council and city
recorder. Director in Coalville Co-op.; rancher and stock-
raiser. Died Jan. 23, 1911, South Fork, Utah.

RHEAD, WILLIAM GEORGE (son of Josiah Rhead and
Eliza Lewis). Born July 30, 1860, Des Moines, Iowa.

Married Ann Williamson Hodson Jan. 30, 1889, Logan, Utah
(daughter of William Hodson and Isabella Williamson,
pioneers September 1863). She was born Feb. 7, 1864, Coal-
ville, Utah. Their children: William Elmo b. Feb. 5, 1890,
m. Margaret Hazel Skeen Feb. 8, 1911; Guy Lewis b. Feb.
C. 1894; Claude Embleton b. April 6, 1902. Family home
Plain City, Utah.

Farmer.



RHOADES, THOMAS (son of Daniel Rhoades, who fought
In the Revolutionary war, of Danielson, Conn., and which was
named after him). Came to Utah 1846, with trappers and fur
hunters en route to the hunting grounds of California.

Married Elizabeth Foster. Their children: William, died;
Kate; Caleb Baldwin, m. Malinda Powell; Lucinda, m. J.
Clawson, m. Mr. Dodge. Family home Danielson, Conn.

Seventy. Assisted in rescuing the Donner party in the
Sierra Nevada mountains in 1846. Trapper and scout.
Farmer, prospector and stockraiser. Indian Interpreter.
Died 1868.

RHOADES, CALEB BALDWIN (son of Thomas Rhoades and
Elizabeth Foster). Born April 4, 1836, in Edgar county,
111. Came to Utah 1846.

Married Malinda Powell Oct. 12, 1862 (daughter of James
Powell and Jemima Wimmer), who was born Oct. 13,
1S>47, In Iowa. Their children: Malinda b. Dec. 23, 1863, m.
George Williams, m. William Morgan; Caleb B. Jr. b.
Jan. 22, 1865, d. aged 6; Martha Ellen b. Sept. 14, 1868, m.
Samuel Mann; James Thomas b. Aug. 1. 1871, ^J. aged 2;

William Henry b. May 23, 1873, m. Annie . Family

home Tintic. Utah.

First man to convey water through Pioneer Water Com-
pany canal from Price river. Second counselor to Bishop
George Fransden; high priest: Treasurer Emery stake;
school trustee. Trapper and prospector. Died June 2, 1904,
near Price, Utah.



RHOnEHOUSE, JOHN WILLIAM (son of William H. Rhode-
house and Mary Truscott of Oxford, Idaho). Born Aug. 11,
1882, at Oxford.

Married Lettie A. Smith Jan. 1, 1907, Parker, Idaho (daugh-
ter of James Franklin Smith and Martha Alice French of
Pounding Mill, Va). She was born April 24, 1887. Only
child: Ferrold W.

Missionary to California 1904-06; bishop of Elgin ward,
Yellowstone stake. Farmer.



RHODES, ALONZO D. (son of Erie Rhodes and Eunice
Wright). Born Sept. 2, 1824, in Trumbull Co., Ohio. Came to
Utah September, 1851, James Allred company.

Married Barbara Kearns Sept. 14. 1843 (daughter of Henry
Kearns and Barbara Pickle, pioneers 1851, James Allred
company). She was born Aug. 20, 1824, and came to Utah
with husband. Their children: Lamyra Amanda b. Dec. 23,
1844; Julia Ann b. Sept. 20, 1846; Henry Erie b. Sept. 4, 1848;
Alverana Barbara b. Aug. 20, 1851. m. Hyland D. Wilcox
Dec. 15, 1867; Ellen Maria b. July 8, 1853, m. Jacob Nelson
Jan. 8, 1872; Adeline Malisia b. Oct. 11, 1855, m. Mathias
Peterson Jan. 1, 1872; Sarah Lavina b. March 8, 1857, m.
Henry Houre Feb. 8, 1875; Clarissa Elizabeth b. Sept. 2, 1859;
Rosa Bell b. Dec. 21, 1861, m. Theodore Green; Lagrand b.
May 13, 1863.

Married Sarah Ann Bushman May 25, 1852, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Martin Bushman and Elizabeth Degen, pioneers
September, 1851, James Allred company). She was born
Jan. 9, 1833, in Lancaster county, Pa. Their children:
Alonzo D. b. April 17, 1853, m. Harriet E. Stewart April 19.
1875; Elizabeth Emira b. April 10, 1855, m. Joseph Barnes Jan.
19, 1871; Sarah Ann b. March 4, 1857, m. Ephraim Empey
April 19, 1875; Martin Elmer b. Feb. 8, 1859, m. Louisa E.
Childs March 20, 1888; Alva Benjamin b. Feb. 26, 1861; John
Franklin b. April 12, 1863, m. Mary E. Ashton Jan. 21, 1881;
Elsie Marie b. March 12, 1865, m. George Briggs March, 1883;
Lois Ladelia b. Aug. 6, 1867, m. Joseph Briggs May 1, 1887;
Marcellus Albert b. Aug. 6, 1869, m. Amanda Hodge Feb. 1,
1892; Bertha Salome b. Oct. 27, 1872, m. William H. Neiber
July 19, 1892; Lorena b. Sept. 9, 1875, m. John M. Smith Dec.
24, 1895; Jacob Wilson b. May 24, 1881. Family home Lehi,
Utah.

First marshal of Lehl city; constable. Indian war vet-
eran. One of first to help build bridges, dig canals, and
make roads thereabouts. Assisted in bringing immigrants to
Utah.

RHODES, ALONZO D. (son of Alonzo D. Rhodes and Sarah
Ann Bushman). Born April 17, 1853, Lehi, Utah.

Married Harriet E. Stewart April 19, 1875, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Stewart and Lydia Balf, former pioneer
1849, latter 1847). She was born June 11, 1856. Their chil-
dren: Lydia Ann b. March 9, 1876, rn. David Prior; Alva
Alonzo b. Dec. 26, 1877, m. Ida Barnard; John Glenn b. Jan.
26, 1881, m. Emma Barnard; Julian b. March 25, 1883, m.
Elmer Beck; William Jasper b. July 11, 1885, m. Ellen Cape-
ner; Prudence b. July 10, 1887; Maggie Marvel b. Jan. 18,
1889; Samuel Jesse b. July 31, 1893; Clifton b. July 16, 1895;
Hugh Ralph b. 1897; Hulda b. 1899.

Elder. Farmer; overseer for Utah Sugar Company.



RHODES, THOMAS. Born July 13, 1785, in Kentucky.
Came to Utah 1857.

His child: Lucinda, m. John Clawson, m. William Dodge.

Married Cecelia Johnson 1854, Salt Lake City, who was
born March 5, 1818. Their children: Olive; Josephine, m.
John Walker Williams; Nephi, m. Kate Hlgby; John Joseph,
m. Mary Ann Horsley. Family home Mlnersville, Utah.

Married B. Johnson. Their children: Thomas, m. Martha
Powell; Anna, m. William Hodson; Enoch, killed by Indians
on Uinta reservation.

Trapper; miner; farmer; stockraiser. Died Feb. 20, 1865.

RHODES, JOHN JOSEPH (son of Thomas Rhodes and Cece-
lia Johnson). Born March 5, 1863, Rhodes Valley, Utah.

Married Mary Ann Horsley March 27, 1884. Ferron, Utah,
later, in temple at Salt Lake City (daughter of John P.
Horsley and Frances Jane Mills of Ferron and Joseph City,
Utah, pioneers 1860, oxteam company). She was born July 1,
1867. Their children: Olive Ann b. April 29, 1885, m.
James S. Westonskow; John Joseph, Jr., b. Dec. 3, 1887;
Charles Edward b. Nov. 6, 1890; Florence Eva b. May 28,
1894; Jennie Emma b. June 11, 1897; Frances Ivella b. May
1, 1900; William Arthur b. May 23, 1905; Zelma Ethel b. Jan.
29, 1908. Family home Ferron, Utah.

Seventy; treasurer of the Sunday school at Price, Utah.
Farmer; horticulturist; bookkeeper.



RICE, IRA (son of Titus Rice, born Feb. 4, 1745, Walling-

ford, Conn., and Lois of Vermont). He was born Oct.

27, 1793, Berkshire, Franklin county, Vt. Came to Utah
Sept. 29, 1847, Bishop Edward Hunter company.

Married Minerva Saxton in 1814, who was born in 1796,
died 1824. Their children: Acepls b. 1820, m. Mary Hall,
m. Louisa Hall; William Kelsey b. Oct. 27, 1822, m. Lucy
Witter Gear Oct. 8, 1845, m. Ann Rose Oct. 25, 1855; Mary-
ette, m. Orson Cook; Juliett; Ira, died.

Married Sarah Harrington in, 1826, New York state
(daughter of Benjamin and Ruth Harrington), who was
born Jan. 30, 1800, died in the east. Their children: Har-
riet, m. Henry Lameraux; Benjamin, d. child; Henriette;
Delia d. infant; Adeline, m. Jonathan Bowen March 15, 1854;
Leonard, m. Elizabeth Babbitt, m. Margaret Buckwater
March 18, 1849, m. Lucy Stevens; Oscar North, m. Jane Mil-
ler m. Margaret Matthews Dec. 6, 1899; Ephraim, drowned
trying to save companion in 1859; Adelbert, m. Jane Cottrell;
Henriette; Sarah Ann; Hyrum, m. Olive Smith; Caroline, m.
John McGuire.

Married Elizabeth Ann Buttler (widow) in 1863, Provi-
dence, Cache Co., Utah.

First bishop of North Ogden ward. Moved to Providence
and thence to St. George, Utah. Died 1869, near St. George.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



RICE, WILLIAM KELSEY (son of Ira Rice and Minerva
Saxton). Born Oct. 27. 1822. Manchester, Ontario county,
N. T. Came to Utah Sept. 29, 1847, Edward Hunter com-
pany.

Married Lucy Witter Gear Oct. 25, 1845, Nauvoo, 111.
(daughter of Moses Gear and Sally Thomas), who was born
Feb. 23. 1824, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. Their children: Ellen
Maria b. Sept. 13, 1846, m. Joseph Glover Dec. 26, 1868: Wil-
liam Kelsey b. Aug. 22, 3848. m. Ada Clawson Sept. 1871;
Lucy Augusta b. March B, 1850. m. Timothy B. Clark Nov.
23, 1867; Sarah Minerva b. Oct. 10, 1852. m. Caleb Lyons Oct.
12. 1869; Kelsey b. Aug. 1859. m. Margret Edward Jan.
1888; Elizabeth Adelaide b. March 15, 1856. m. David R.
Bybee Oct. 6, 1874: Maryette b. Feb. 14, 1858, m. Solomon
Harris, m. Michael Stanley; Juliette b. 1860, and Ira, d.
children; John b. Sept. 19, 1865, m. Elsie Allen Dec. 22,
1892; Ardella b. Oct. 23, 1867, m. Joseph Albertson April 16,
1891.

Married Ann Victoria Rose Oct. 25, 1855, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Abraham and Catharine Almira Rose, pioneers
1853). She was born June 4. 1832, in Steuben county, N. T.
Their children: Ann Victoria b. Jan. 4, 1856, m. Lysander
Brown; Catharine Almira b. Dec. 9, 1858, m. Charles Duncan
Dec. 25, 1876: Orson Abraham b. Nov. 1860. d. child; Martha
Deseret b. March 3, 1862. m. George Higgins July 13, 1881;
Olive Jane b. Aug. 6, 1863, m. Archibald Duncan Aug. 21,
1880; Leonard Ira b. Aug. 26, 1865, died; Harriet Maria b.
June 1, 1867, m. William Birks; Emma Sariah b. Jan. in,
1869. m. George A. Davis; Rachael Sylvia b. Sept. 12. 1870.
m. Lysander Brown: William Warren b. May 3, 1873: Charles
Fanelyn, m. Lilly Hill; May Lavilla, m. Samuel Davis Sept.
18, 1898.

Missionary to Iron Co.. Utah, 1851. Participated In Echo
Canyon trouble. Pioneer, Farmington, 1849-1908. Resides
Centerville, Utah.

RICE, OSCAR NORTH (son of Ira Rice and Sarah Harring-
ton). Born Oct. 19. 1835, in Michigan.

Married Jane Clarissa Miller April 25, 1859, Farmington,
Utah (daughter of Daniel Miller and Clarissa Pond, pioneers
1847, Henry Miller company). She was born in Adams
county, 111. Their children: Alice M. b. Feb. 3. 1860,
m. Nicolas W. Crookston Nov. 8, 1883; Clara b. Nov. 13,

1861, m. Fred G. Benson July 29. 1889; Eva R. b. May 25,
1864, m. Charles F. Martineau Jan. 20, 1886; Henriette b.
Aug. 10. 1867. m. Daniel Crookston; Oscar Franklin b. March
17, 1870, m. Charlotte Pickett June 30, 1897; Abbie H. b. Nov.
22, 1872, m. Joseph R. Kimball 1894; Sarah Ann b. June 8,
1875, m. Hyrum S. Benson Jan. 6, 1888. Family home Logan,
Utah.

Seventy: missionary to Salmon river. Pioneer Cache
county 1859. Veteran Indian war.

RICE, OSCAR FRANKLIN (son of Oscar North Rice and
Jane Clarissa Miller). Born March 17, 1870, Providence,
Utah.

Married Charlotte Pickett June 30. 1897 (daughter of
John W. Pickett and Charlotte R. White, former pioneer

1862, latter 1849, Ezra T. Benson company). She was born
Jan. 17, 1874, Tooele, Utah. Their children: Oscar Le-
Grand b. March 24, 1898; Inez b. Aug. 29, 1899; Jane b. April
9, 1905; Joseph Allen b. Oct. 24, 1910: Mahlon F. b. Dec. 1911.

Missionary to eastern states 1908-10; bishop 6th ward,
Logan, Feb. 23, 1910.



RICH, ERNEST H. (son of Edwin E. Rich and Mary Ann
Porter of Trowbridge, Eng.). Born Dec. 13, 1866, Trow-
bridge. Came to Utah Sept. 15, 1886.

Married Claudia Edith Tucker Aug. 1, 1894, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Samuel S. Tucker and Elizabeth B. Neslen,
latter came to Utah Sept. 20, 1853, with brother, former In
1860). She was born Jan. 8, 1872. Their children: Ida
Leona b. May 30, 1895; Bertha Claudia b. Jan. 22, 1898; Gil-
bert Tucker b. Aug. 29, 1899; Ernest Herbert b. Feb. 13,
1902. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Meat dealer; stockman; rancher.



RICH, JAMES JOHN (son of John Peter and Johannah Rich
of Middelfart, Denmark). Born Oct. 17, 1817, at Mlddelfart.
Came to Utah August. 1867, James Brown company.

Married Karoline Nielsen Dec. 24, 1844, Denmark (daugh-
ter of Henry and Johannah Nielsen of Melby, Fyen, Den-
mark). She was born April 18, 1819, and came to Utah with
husband in 1857. Their child: Henry John b. Feb. 17, 1846,
m. Julia Ann Julander. Family resided Salt Lake City and
Monroe, Utah.

High priest; missionary in Denmark: tithing clerk at
Odense, Denmark, and Fairfleld, Iowa. Indian war veteran.
Early settler in San Pete and Sevier counties. Died June
23, 1889, at Monroe.

RICH, HENRY JOHN (son of James John Rich and Caroline
Nielsen). Born Feb. 17, 1846, Fyen, Denmark. Came to
Utah with father.

Married Julia Ann Julander March 20, 1870, Sclpio, Utah
(daughter of Jacob Julander and Johannah Christina Vacht
of Denmark, pioneers August, 1857, handcart company). She
was born May 15. 1855. and came to Utah with parents.
Their children: John James b. April 26, 1871, m. Florence
Almira Golding; Henry Jacob b. Sept. 27. 1873. m. Eliza
Losee; Julia Christina b. Nov. 18, 1875, m. Aaron Asay; Wil-
liam b. Nov. 27, 1877, m. Ruth Losee; Elizabeth b. Jan. 23,
1880, m. Squire Siddall: Orissa b. Dec. 29, 1881, d. July 16,
1889; Martin b. April 14, 1885; Orvel b. Dec. 20, 1887, d. Aug.



24. 1889; Jesse b. June 3, 1890; Earl b. May 27, 1892; Sidney
b. July 31. 1895, d. Aug.. 23. 1895; Le Roy b. Sept. 9, 1896, d.
Oct. 29. 1896; Caroline Yetta b. April 21, 1898, d. April 24,
1898. Family home Monroe, Utah.

Member 2d quorum elders; ward teacher. Settled at Mon-
roe 1871. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1863 and
1868. Black Hawk war veteran. Farmer.

RICH. JOHN JAMES (son of Henry John Rich and Julia A.
Julander). Born April 26. 1871. Monroe, Utah.

Married Florence Almira Golding Jan. 6. 1892, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Sebron Johnson Golding and Nannie E. Mc-
Niece of Wellington. Utah, came to Utah 1877). She was
born Sept. 27, 1875. Their children: Vida b. Feb. 25. 1893;
John Kelvien b. March 10, 1895; Thora b. April 9. 1897;
Orven b. Jan. 15, 1900; Tressie b. Nov. 20, 1902; Deleel b.
Oct. 1, 1903, d. June 2. 1904: Delile b. Oct. 1, 1903, d. Nov. 20,
1903; Rulon b. Nov. 27, 1906; Ferral b. Nov. 14, 1908; Glen b.
May 26, 1910. Family home Wellington, Utah.

High priest; counselor to Lyman Smith Beach of Molen
ward 1906-07; ward teacher Wellington ward. Marshal
Wellington, 1910-11; justice of peace Molen. and also Gaines-
ville. First white child born in Monroe, Utah. Carpenter;
builder; farmer.



RICH, JOHN HENRY (son of James Rich, born 1790. Rhoade,
Somersetshire, Eng.. and Jemima Halliday, born 1790, Earl
Stoke. Wiltshire. Eng. married 1816). He was born Sept.
1, 1831. Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Came to Utah Sept. 29,
1853, Moses Dailey independent company.

Married Lydia Pond December, 1852, at Trowbridge
(daughter of Thomas Pond and Ann Garrett, who died in
England). She was born Oct. 9, 1834. Their children:
Franklin John b. Aug. 24, 1853, m. Sarah Ann Rawle Dec.
28, 1874; James Thomas b. Jan. 1, 1855, m. Emma Elizabeth
Hemming Dec. 27, 1877; William Henry b. Sept. 4, 1857, m.
Flora Kate Rawle Jan. 8. 1880; Lydia Melissa b. Oct. 31,
1859, m. Frank Eli Whiteac March 1879; Louisa Ann b. Jan.
7, 1862, d. 1864; Lucy Jane b. Nov. 12. 1864, m. Joseph Henry
Florence Jan. 24, 1889. Family resided Centerville, Rich-
ville and Morgan City, Utah.

High priest July 1, 1877; high cc-jncilor, Morgan stake
July 1, 1877; first counselor to stake president of elders
quorum two years; missionary two years. County com-
missioner Dec. 31, 1877. to March 1883. Helped to organize
and support Z. C. M. I. and Fry Mercantile Co.. Morgan Mill.
Moved to Payson 1857, and In July of same year to Center-
ville, Davis county: April 6. 1861, moved to Weber Valley
(now Richville), Morgan county.

RICH, FRANKLIN JOHN (son of John Henry Rich and L/dla
Pond). Born Aug. 2 1. 1853. In Nebraska.

Married Saran Ann Rawle Dec. 2S. 1S74, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Richard Rawle and Sarah Ann Sweetland,
former a pioneer John I. Hart company). She was born
March 8. 1834, at Bristol, Eng. Their childrrn: Franklin
John b. Oct. 14, 1875: James Richard b. Nov. 9, 1876, m. Jenna
Brough Nov. 27, 1901; Albert Frederick b. Jan. 9. 187S, m.
Eliza Dickson Nov. 27. 1905: George Raymond b. May 16,
1S80, m. Lulla Neuberger March 20, 1907; Arthur Rawle b.
March 20, 1882, m. Bertha Porter 1904: Flora May b. Jan.

24, 18S4; Clarence Edgar b. Jan. 29. 1885, m. Mae Martha
Dickson Oct. 5, 1910. Family home Morgan City, Utah.

RICH, JAMES RICHARD (son of Franklin John Rich and
Sarha Ann Rawle). Born Nov. 9, 1876, Morgan Co., Utah.
Married Jenna Brough Nov. 27. 1901, Salt Lake City. Utah
(daughter of William Geoige Brough and Emily Jane Cot-
terell of Poterville, Morgan Co., Utah). She was born July

25, 1882. Their children: James Lavaun b. Jan. 16, 1903,
Lona Ann b. March 3. 1905; Nelda Jane b. Oct. 29, 1907;
Franklin Brough b. May 29, 1910. Family resided Richville
and Morgan City, Utah.

Secretary of Sunday school 1900; superintendent 1901.
Moved to Morgan City from Richville 1901.



RICH, JOSEPH (son of Thomas Rich and Ann Pool of
Kentucky). Born April 16, 1786, in Maryland. Came to Utah
1 84 7, Charles C. Rich company.

Married Nancy O'Neal, who was born in Ireland. Their
children: Charles C. b. Aug. 21. 1809, m. Sarah D. Pea. Eliza
Graves, Mary Ann Phelps, Sarah Peck, Emeline Grover and
Harriett Sargent; Jane Ann b. 1813, m. Harvey Green; Min-
erva b. 1815, m. Asa Earl; Nancy b. 1819. m. John Porter.
Family resided Centerville. Utah, and Paris, Idaho.

High priest; patriarch. Died at Paris.

RICH, CHARLES COULSEN (son of Joseph Rich and Nancy
O'Neal). Born Aug. 21. 1809. in Campbell county, Ky. Came
to Utah Oct. 2, 1847, Charles C. Rich company.

Married Sarah Dearmon Pea Feb. 11. 1838. Their chil-
dren: Charles C. 2 b. Sept. 8, 1844. m. Jane Susanna Stock;
Benjamin E. b. Nov. 27, 1857, m. Diana Farr.

Married Mary Ann Phelps Jan. 6, 1845 (daughter of Morris
Phelps and Laura Clark, who were married July 1827, in
Illinois, the former came to Utah 1851, himself captain of a
company, the latter died 1841, in Illinois). She was born
Aug. 6, 1829. Their children: Laura b. Sept. 25. 1849, d.
1849; Mary Ann b. May 15, 1850. m. Ashbel Pomroy Jan. 10,
1875; William L. b. Aug. 9. 1852, m. Ella Pomroy Sept. 6,
1877; Morris b. Aug. 7, 1854, d. June 4. 1855; Minerva b. Aug.
7. 1864. m. Hyrum S. Woolley Oct. 6, 1873; Amasa M. b. Oct.
25, 1856, m. Mary Jacobs Sept. 29, 1880; Paulina b. April 21,
1829. d. Oct. 8, 1860; Ezra C. b. Aug. 18, 1864, m. Annie Lowe



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June 29, 1893; Edward I. b. April 29, 1868, m. Almyra Cozzens
April 9, 1893; Jacob b. Sept. 4, 1876, d. Sept. 4, 1876.

Married Emeline Grover Feb. 2, 1846 (daughter of Thomas
Grover and Caroline Whitney, married 1828, at Whitehall,
N. T., the former a pioneer October, 1847, latter died In
1841). She was born July 30, 1831. Their children: Thomas
Grover b. Dec. 30, 1849, m. Elizabeth McKay Pugmire Feb.
1877; Caroline Whitney b. Jan. 22, 1852, m. Hyrum Hum-
phries Oct. 7, 1873; Nancy Emeline b. Feb. 19, 1854, m.
Vincent McKay Perrigrine Oct. 7, 1873; Landon Jedediah b.
March 11, 1858, m. Dora Wanlers; Samuel Joseph b. May 1,
1860, m. Anne Page; Heber Charles Chase b. Aug. 8, 1862,
m. Edna Shepherd; Joel Hezekiah b. March 17, 1865, m.
Luella Arnold; George Quayle b. March 17, 1869, m. Lettie
Nancy. Families resided Paris, Idaho.

RICH, CHARLES COULSON (son of Charles Coulson Rich
and Sarah Dearmon Pea). Born Sept. 8, 1844, Nauvoo, 111.
Came to Utah 1847, C. C. Rich company.

Married Jane Susanna Stock Aug. 27, 1865, Paris, Idaho
(daughter of John Stock of South Africa and Jane Adams
of England, pioneers 1860, Nephi Johnson company). She
was born Aug. 21, 1846. Their children: Charles Coulson
b. July 26, 1866, m. Elizabeth Hatch, m. Docia Clark; Don
Carlos b. March 30, 1868, died; Joseph Edwin b. Feb. 13,
1870, m. Louisa Pool Hatch; Sarah D. b. Jan. 24. 1872, m.
George Young; John b. Jan. 27, 1874, m. Annie Andrews;
I.ibby b. Nov. 27, 1875, m. James Sobey; Arthur b. Oct. 12,
1877, m. Gertrude McCarrel; Ada b. March 24, 1880, m.
Clarence Irwin Johnson.

Elder. Early settler at Bear Lake, Idaho, 1864; moved to
Ashley Valley 1884. County attorney; school teacher. Mer-
chant. Died June 8, 1890, Vernal, Utah.

RICH, CHARLES COULSON (son of Charles Coulson Rich
and Jane Susanna Stock). Born July 26, 1866, Paris, Idaho.

Married Elizabeth Hatch Jan. 1, 1886, Vernal, Utah (daugh-
ter of Alva Alexander Hatch and Mary Nelson of Vernal).
She was born 1869. Their children: Charles Coulson b.
Dec. 18, 1887; Sarah D. Armond b. April 16, 1889, m. Andrew
Jevins; Essy b. Jan. 1, 1891, m. Jesse Hiatt; Alvah Alexander
b. April 4, 1893, d. infant.

Married Theadocia Clark Jan. 2, 1898, Vernal, Utah (daugh-
ter of John E. Clark and Theadocia Hatch of Vernal). She
was born June 13, 1882. Their children: Clarence b. March
28, 1899; Lawrence Coulson b. Jan. 13, 1901; Jeremiah b.
May 18, 1903; Edwin Earl b. Feb. 1, 1905; John Bean b. May
12, 1907; Theadocia Pear b. Dec. 19, 1908; Arbun Mariolo
b. June 20, 1911. Family home Roosevelt, Utah.

RICH, JOSEPH EDWIN (son of Charles Coulson Rich and
Jane Susanna Stock). Born Feb. 13, 1870, at Paris, Idaho.

Married Louisa Pool Hatch March 7, 1889, at Vernal, Utah
(daughter of Alvah Alexander Hatch and Mary Elizabeth
Nelson, both of Vernal, Utah, pioneers 1847). She was born
Sept. 11, 1873. Their children: Joseph Edwin b. July 22,
1890, m. Flossie Gardner; Leora b. July 12, 1895; -Eliza-
beth b. April 16, 1897; Elva Fern b. Jan. 25, 1899, died; Jane
Susanna b. Jan. 28, 1900; Alvah Alexander b. Oct. 11, 1902;
John Arvil b. March 4, 1905; Reed S. b. Jan. 21, 1907; Homer
Valoy b. March 21, 1912. Family home Vernal, Utah.

Elder; ward teacher. Settled at Ashley Fork 1884, where
he has assisted In building up the country. Farmer and
merchant.

RICH, BENJAMIN E. (son of Charles Coulson Rich and
Sarah Pea). Born Nov. 27, 1857, Salt Lake City.

Married Diana Farr (daughter of Lorin Farr and Nancy
Chase of Ogden, Utah, pioneers Sept. 20, 1847, Daniel Spencer
company). She was born April 5, 1858. Their children:
Benjamin Leroy b. Oct. 18, 1878, m. Dora Anna Clegg Aug.
1900; Lorin, m. Ruth Blair; Fred, m. Eva Evans; Homer
Erastus, m. Ethel Watkins: Ida, m. Alvin C. Strong; Don
O'Neill; Andrea, m. Vivian Watkins; Frank Cannon. Family
home Centervi'le, Utah.

Missionary to England 1881-84; president southern states
mission 1897-1907; and of eastern states 1907 to date. Editor
of Rexburg "Press," "Silver Hammer" and Rexburg "Stand-
ard." Merchant at Ogden 1884-93.



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