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1875; John b. Feb. 20, 1873, m. Fannie Francis June 22,
1898; George b. Oct. 14, 1875, d. same day; Merab Violet b.
Oct. 17, 1876 (d. June 14, 1901), m. Edward T. Morgan 1893-
Emily b. April 2, 1879 (d. Jan. 9, 1907), m. Heber Dillie
1899; Minerva b. May 6. 1881, m. Andrew Sorenson, m.
Houghton Weaver 1908; Nathan b. June 9, 1883, d. same day;
Robert b. Jan. 17, 1884, m. Dora Hunt Oct., 1909; Anna b
May 14, 1887, d. same day.

Missionary among Indians at Washakee, Box Elder county,
Utah, 1876-77. First pioneer settler of Pocatello, Idaho,
moving- there Sept. 10, 1881. Farmer.

RICHARDSON, THOMAS IVES (son of Thomas Richardson
and Merab Stone). Born Nov. 30, 1866, Slaterville, Utah.

Married Kate Bratton Jan. 18, 1885, American Falls, Idaho,
who was born 1869, San Diego, Cal.

Married Ellen Lance Feb. 8. 1890 (daughter of Lewis and
Temperance Lance), who was born Jan. 12, 1874, American
Fork, Utah. Their children: Thomas Lewis b. Feb. 1, 1901;
Howard Robert b. Sept. 28, 1892, m. Eva Barron Dec. 13,
1911; Myrtle Ellen b. July 12, 1894, m. Floyd Pope Aug. 16,
1912; Lizzie Temperance b. July 31, 1896; Grace Merab b
Nov. 1897; Ada lola b. Oct. 1899; Ida Alice b. March 9, 1901:
Frank George b. 1902; Hattie May b. May 20, 1905; Richard
Lance b. Feb. 5, 1907. Family home Neeley, Idaho.

Married Hattie Knapp April 29, 1908, Brigham City,
Utah (daughter of William Knapp and Eliza Cole), who was
born April 9, 1876, Chestertown, Warren county, N. Y. Their
children: Ralph Lee b. Jan. 19. 1909; Ella Pearl b. April 6,
1910; Ona Maude b. March 24, 1911; Edward Francis b
March 15, 1912.

Member 124th quorum seventies; missionary to New York
1902-04. Farmer; sheepraiser.



RICHARDSON, WILLIAM (son of William Richardson and
Isabell Richardson of Tole Cross, Lanarkshire, Scotland).
Born June 18, 1829, Park Head, Glasgow, Scotland. Came to
Utah Oct. 17, 1863, Captain Rawlins company.

Married Joannah Fotheringham Walker June 20, 1861.
Park Head, Lanarkshire, Scotland (daughter of Francis
Walker and Jeanette Fotheringham of Tole Cross, Scot-
land). She was born Dec. 11, 1827, at Tole Cross. Their
children: Jeanette R. b. April 8, 1852, d. infant; William,
Jr., b. April 4, 1854, m. Jane Muir; John b. April 13, 1866,
m. Isabell Muir; James b. June 16, 1858, d. infant; Harriett
R. b. Dec. 20, 1860, m. Thomas Todd; Robert b. Sept. 1862,
d. infant; Archibald Squire b. Dec. 11, 1863, m. Sarah Ann
Horrocks; David Fisher b. Oct. 1, 1865. m. Lydia Moon, m.
Helen Merrels; Isabell b. March 17, 1868, m. Adolphus Ses-
sions; Annie b. March 27, 1868, m. John Simpson. Family
home Heber City, Utah.

Bishop. Settler of Heber City 1863. Farmer. Died Aug.
9, 1904, Jensen, Uintah Co., Utah.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



RICHARDSON, WILLIAM (son of William Richardson and
Joanna Fotheringham Walker). Born April 4, 1864. in Scot-
land. Came to Utah Oct. 17, 1863, Captain RawJins com-
pany.

Married Jane Muir Jan. 1, 1874, Heber City, Utah (daugh-
ter of George Muir and Margaret Howe of Heber City,
pioneers 1856, Captain McCurdy handcart company). She
was born July 6, 1854. Their children: Margaret Ann b. Aug.
19, 1874, m. William, J. Kirk; Jeanet b. Oct. 2, 1876, m. Joseph
Lindsey; Walter R. b'. Oct. 17, 1879, m. Vernie Ohlwiler;
James William b. Aug. 9, 1881; Rose Halladay b. April 23,
1885, m. George Walker; Kate b. Dec. 20, 1888, m. Ernest
Ast; George Muir b. April 23. 1892; Archie L. b. Jan. 4,
1895, died; Ralph b. June 26, 1897, died. Family home Pleas-
ant Grove, Utah.

High priest; Sunday school superintendent. Farmer and
stockraiser.

RICHARDSON, JOHN THORNTON (son of William Richard-
son and Joanna Fotheringham Walker). Born April 13, 1856,
at Pittston, Pa. Came to Utah Oct. 1, 1863, Isaac C. Haight
oxteam company.

Married Isabella Muir Dec. 24, 1878, Heber City, Utah
(daughter of George Muir and Margaret Hannah of Kil-
marnia, Scotland; came to Utah September, 1856, handcart
company). She was born June 21, 1860, Wales, San Pete
Co., Utah. Their children: Joan b. July 27, 1879, died Aug.
3, 1879; Leroy H. b. July 16, 1881; John Thornton b. April
8, 1884, m. Pearl Timothy; Maggie Bell b. Nov. 3, 1886, m.
Henry Moroni Moon; William M. b. May 8, 1891, m. Clara
Collier; George Francis b. Feb. 13, 1S95. Family resided
Heber City and Jensen, Utah.

Constable of Jensen, Utah, 5 years. Clerk of the school
district 5 years. Carpenter; farmer and apiarist.

RICHARDSON. ARCHIE SQUIRES (son of William Richard-
son and Joanna Fotheringham Walker). Born Oct. 11,
1863, Heber City, Utah.

Married Sarah Ann Horrocks Sept. 11, 1889, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Roger Horrocks and Sarah Ann Taylor, pio-
neers 1866). She was born Dec. 22, 1869. Their only child
was Sarah Ann b. July 29, 1906.

Missionary to southern states 1895-96; to central states
1904; to Scotland 1905-06; counselor to Bishop Benjamin
Cluff, center ward, Wasatch stake; bishop of Jensen ward
August, 1908; president of Y. M. M. I. A. Wasatch county.
School trustee Jensen county; commissioner Uinta county
1903-04. Located in Jensen June, 1S99. Farmer; cattle and
sheep raiser.



RICHEY, WILLIAM. Came to Utah 1848.

Married Margaret Ann Adair (daughter of Mrs. Belden).
Their children: James; Jane; William B., m. Johanna Maria
Hougaard.

Member 48th quorum Seventies. Missionary to Cherokee
Nation. Patriarch and high priest. Died at Parowan, Utah.

RICHET, WILLIAM B. (son of William Richey and Mar-
garet Ann Adair). He was born May 17, 1838, in Mississippi.

Married Johanna Maria Hougaard 1867, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Rasmus H. Hougaard and Mary Magdaline,
both of Falster, Denmark pioneers 1848). She was born
Jan. 1, 1849. Their children: Margaret Ann b. Nov. 3,
1868, m. Jens. J. Hansen; Mary M.. died aged 9; Jeannetta
J. b. July 25, 1871, m. Jens J. Hansen; Emily Jane b. June
19, , died aged 7; Sarah Bell b. Nov. 19, , m. Dr. Frank
Tinges; Julia Dean, m. Adolph Hansen; Nellie L. b. Feb. 15,
, m. Joseph A. Young; Jennie Lynn b. Oct. 27, , m. Fred
Risley; Will Ina b. Oct. . m. Leo Foster; William b. Sept.
21, 1883, m. Martha Braithwatte; John B. b. April 20, 1885, m.
Mabel Kennedy; Benjamin b. Apr. . Family home Manti,
Utah.

Road Supervisor. Freighter and farmer. Died May 9,
1911, Manti, Utah.



RICHINS, EDWARD (son of Richard Richins and Priscilla
Wager, of Gloucestershire, Eng.). Born April 16, 1835,
Sheepcombe, Eng. Came to Utah Nov. 7, 1865, William H.
H6oper company.

Married Caroline Ellen Tipper Dec. 25, 1862, Henefer, Utah
(daughter of Harriet Tipper of Nettleton, Gloucestershire,
Eng.). She was born Feb. 20, 1846. Their children: Albert
Edward b. 1863, died; Alma Ether b. Dec. 3, 1867, m. Hattie
Richins.

Married . She was born April 30, 1849. Their chil-
dren: Sarah Ellen b. Oct. 6, 1869, m. Alexander Calderwood;
Heber Charles b. Dec. 25, 1871, m. Ruth Ralph; Moroni b.
April 3, 1873, m. Laura Bull; Carolina Lavenia b. Nov. 12,
1874. m. Alexander Steele; Nephl b. Sept. 25. 1896. m.
Sarahann Banks; Ebenezer b. April 9, 1878. m. Lilly Ralph;
Joseph Elijah b. Feb. 28, 1880, m. Eva Richins; Willard
Richard and Wilford Thomas (twins) b. Nov. 25, 1882,
both died same day; Jared b. April 6. 1894, m. Ethel Ralph;
George Edward b. April 4, 1886, m. Myrtle Ralph; Florence
Precilla b. July 16, 1891, m. Walter B. Wilson. Families
resided Echo, Utah.

High priest; missionary to England 1889-90; bishop of
Echo ward four years. Veteran Echo Canyon campaign;
selectman at Coalville, Utah. Farmer and stockraiser.



Mary Ann Sims), who was born April 21, 1826, and came to
Utah Oct. 17, 1862, Henry W. Miller company. Their chil-
dren: Hyrum S. b. June 5, 1851, m. Rhoda Ann Smith 1875;
John W., m. Jane Sinfield; George H. b. 1861, m. Mary W.
McKinley; Elizabeth b. 1864, m. Charles Haws; Mary Ellen
b. 1868, m. John Henderson. Family home Paradise, Cache
Co., Utah.

RICHMAN, HYRUM S. (son of John Richman and Sarah Ann
Stephenson). Born June 5, 1851, in England.

Married Rhoda Ann Smith Dec. 20, 1875, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Smith and Elizabeth Chapman), who
was born Dec. 24, 1858, Salt Lake City. Their children:
Hyrum John b. Sept. 23, 1876, m. Rosella Acock Aug. 17,
1898; Isaac S. b. June 30, 1878, m. Nettie McKinley Nov 11
1903; Thomas G. b. Nov. 19, 1882, m. Elizabeth May Butt
Oct. 2, 1908; Elizabeth S. b. April 18, 1884, m. John R.
George April 1, 1903; Parley S. b. Jan. 24, 1888, m. Clara
Elizabeth Stewart Sept. 22, 1910; Louis Orar b. Sept. 21
1892. Family home Teton, Fremont Co., Idaho.



RICHMOND, JOSEPH BURROWS (son of Thomas Richmond
and Sarah Ann Burrows, Bottsford, Lincolnshire, Eng.).
Born May 16, 1841, Nauvoo, 111. Came to Utah September,
1851.

Married Emma Orton May 3, 1863, Provo, Utah (daughter
of William Reed Orton, Des Moines, Iowa, pioneer 1852).
She was born Dec. 9, 1842. Their children: Polly Ann b.
Feb. 6, 1864, m. Richard Smith; Almeda b. June 25, 1865, m.
Jabez Waters; Emma Jane b. Jan. 31, 1867, m. George Mel-
drum; Sonoma b. Aug. 25, 1868, m. Joseph Meldrum; Joseph
Thomas b. May 22, 1870, died; William Reed b. Nov. 30, 1871;
Evert Burrows b. Dec. 25, 1873, m. Carrie Ellen Martin;
Maud b. Sept. 16, 1875, m. E. Swarts; Harriet Rebecca b.
March 29, 1877, m. Frank Speckert; Jessie b. Feb. 27, 1879;
Florence b. Jan. 29, 1899, m. William Crethers; Fred Gur-
fleld b. Nov. 1, 1882, m. Naylor; Ray b. Dec. 7, 1884, died.

Married Francis Jane Lawrence (Martin) May 25, 1909,
Manti, Utah (daughter of Joseph Lawrence and Rachel
Burcham of Illinois), who was born July 25, 1861. Family
home Provo City, Utah.

Elder. Councilman from 4th precinct, Provo. Farmer.



RICHTER, ADOLPH (son of John and Ernestine Richter
of Germany). Born Aug. 10, 1859, in Germany. Came to
Utah 1892.

Married Lucy A. Deakin May 2, 1893, Salt Lake City
(daughter o' Robert and Hannah Deakin, St. Paul, Minn).
Family home, Salt Lake City.

Real estate, Insurance and loans.



RICHMAN, JOHN (son of Matthew Richman and Elizabeth
Tagg of England). Born Jan. 14, 1828. Molton Egate, Eng.
Came to Utah Oct. 17, 1862. Henry W. Miller company.

Married Sarah Ann Stephenson (daughter of Simon and



RICKS, JOEL (son of Jonathan Ricks, born Feb. 18, 1772,
Nash county, N. C., and Temperance Edwards, born Jan.
23, 1883, Nash county were married 1796). He was born
Feb. 18, 1804, on the Donaldson Creek farm, Trlgg Co., Ky.
Came to Utah September 24, 1848, Heber C. Klmball
company.

Married Eleanor Martin May 1, 1827, who came to Utah
with husband. Their children: Thomas Edwin b. July 21,
1828, m. Tabitha Hendrlcks Aug. 18, 1853; Lewis b Dec.
20, 1830, m. Ammorette Allen Dec. 25, 1859; Sally Ann b.
Dec. 28, 1832, died; Clarlnda b. Jan. 10, 1835, died; Temper-
ance b. Jan. 4, 1837, m. Arza E. Hinckley February, 1857;

William b. Jan. 10, 1839, m. Gordon Jan. 13, 1865;

Jonathan, b. Jan. 23, 1841, m. Eliza Eymon; Mary b. June

19, 1843, m. William R. Smith April 23, 1857; Josiah b.
May 27, 1845, m. Lucy A. Merrill; Joel Martin b. Oct. 15, 1850,
died; Nathan b. Jan. 17, 1853, m. Sarah A. Taylor Nov. 13,
1879. Family home Logan, Utah.

Married Sarah B. Fisk (Allen) Oct. 26, 1852 (daughter
of Varnum Fisk and Sally Earns). She was born ?pt. 22,
1819, Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. Their children:
Ezra Varnum b. July 13, 1853, m. Lois J. Clark Oct. 24, 1888;
Sarah Beriah b. Jan. 17, 1855, died; Ellen b. March 30, 1856,
m. Charles W. Nibley March 30. 1880; Joel b. July 21, 1858,
m. Susette Cardon Jan. 13, 1881; Adelia b. Oct. 24, 1860,
died; Esther Adeline b. Oct. 28, 1862, m. Joseph E. Wilson
Aug. 17, 1888.

In connection with others he built the first saw mill and
grist mill in Logan. Treasurer Cache county more than
30 years. He was also Interested in many other Industries.
He was a very energetic worker in the church.

RICKS, THOMAS E. (son of Joel Ricks and Eleanor Mar-
tin). Born July 21, 1828, Donaldson Creek, Trigg Co., Ky.
Came to Utah with father.

Married Tabitha Hendricks Aug. 18, 1853, who was born
Sept. 30, 1830, and came to Utah Sept. 24, 1848, Heber C.
Klmball company. Their children: Sarah C. b. June 4,
1854, m. James R. Turman Oct. 19, 1874; Thomas Edwin
Jr. b. Dec. 3, 1855, m. Mary Ann Hlbbard Oct. 11, 1878;
Joseph b. June 7, 1857, m. Margaret Charles Oct. 20, 1876;
Hyrum b. July 24, 1858, m. Martha Bitter April 1, 1880;
Heber b. April 27, 1860, m. Mary Ann Nelson Jan. 13, 1881;
Brlgham b. April 27, 1860, m. Clara Josephine Larson Jan.
13. 1881; Mary Elizabeth b. Aug. 19. 1861; William b. Sept.
25, 1863, m. Sarah Ellen Harris April 14, 1886: Alice b. Aug.

20, 1866; James b. Dec. 30, 1867, m. Lucretia H. Arrowsmith
Oct. 3, 1894: Samuel b. Feb. 20, 1870, m. Ada Turner 1897;
George b. Jan. 2. 1876. m. Hattie Secrlst March 15, 1899.
Family resided Centervllle, Farmington, Logan, Utah, and
Rexburg. Idaho.

Married Tamer Loader March 27, 1857, who was born Sept.



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8, 1833, in England. Their children: Amy Eliza b. Dec. 11,
1858, m. Alpha Loader Jaques March 1, 1876; Sarah Eleanor
b. Feb. 6, 1861, m. John Dalling June 27, 1877; Joel b. Feb.
12, 1863, died; Ann b. Nov. 17, 1864, died; Moriah b. Aug.
23, 1867, m. John T. Smallie; Clarinda b. Feb. 15, 1872, died;
Lamella b. Nov. 24, 1874, died.

Bishop Cache Valley stake several years; president Fre-
mont stake, which position he held to his death. He was
the founder of academy at Rexburg, Idaho, which was
afterward named Ricks Academy in memory of its founder.

RICKS, THOMAS EDWIN (son of Thomas Edwin Ricks
and Tabitha Hendricks). Born Dec. 3, 1855, Centerville,
Utah.

Married Mary Ann Hibbard Oct. 11, 1878 (daughter of
George Hibbard and Hannah Williams). She was born May
19, 1858, Salt Lake City. Their children: Silas Sanford b.
June 21, 1879, died; Thomas Edwin, III b. June 6, 1882, m.
Maude E. Daybell; Floretta b. Sept. 23, 1886, m. James Web-
ster; George Abraham b. May 5, 1889; Joel b. July 28, 1892;
Preston b. Oct. 21, 1898. Family resided Centerville, Farm-
ington and Logan, Utah, and Rexburg, Idaho.

Bishop first ward Rexburg. City councilman and mayor
Rexburg. Public-spirited, and prominent in all things for
advancement and progress.



RIDDLE, ISAAC (son of John Riddle and Elizabeth
Stewart). Born March 22, 1830, in Boone county, Ky. Came
to Utah Sept. 15, 1850, Richard Sessions company.

Married Mary Ann Eagles Aug. 29, 1863 (daughter of
Ellas and Mary Eagles of England, pioneers). She was
born Nov. 5, 1845, in England. Their children: Lydia A.;
Safrona; Lillie C.; Wallace M.; Charles E.; John E.; Andrew
I., died. Family home Beaver, Utah.

Missionary to Georgia; bishop's counselor. Missionary
among the Indians 10 years Miller and stockraiser. Died
Sept. 1, 1906.



RIDGES, JOSEPH HARRIS (son of Edward Ridges of Tott-
enham, Hampshire, Eng.). Born April 27, 1827, at Totten-
ham. Came to Utah September, 1857, Charles C. Richards
company.

Married Adelade Whitley 1852, in London, Eng. (daughter
of William Whitley and Nancy Johnson of London), who
was born in 1830. Their children: Alfred J. m. Mary A.
Morris; Adelade, m. George Wood; Annie, m. David Williams;
Alma, d. aged 8; Ernest E., m. Ella Beesley; May E., m.
Josiah Sees. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Emma Smith in 1858, Salt Lake City, Utah, who
was born 1823. Their only child: Mary, m. Mr. Perry.

Married Agatha Pratt January 21, 1866, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Parley P. Pratt and Ann Agatha Walker, of
Salt Lake City), who was born July 7, 1848. Their children:
Florence, m. Joseph H. Dean; Milton, m. May Foster; Clarl-
bel, m. John E. Pike; Aggie Louise, m. George E. Carpenter;
Beatrice, m. Thomas J. Jones; Berenice, m. Alonzo 'J. Had-
dock; Joseph P., m. Viola Brimm; Sidney P., d. aged 2.

High priest; builder of tabernacle organ; built first organ
In Australia, brought it to Utah and placed it in the Old
Adobe Tabernacle. Organ builder and contractor.



RIGBY, WILLIAM (son of Edward Rigby and Susanna Hart-
liff, of Lancastershire, Eng.). Born Aug. 8, 1838, Gayland,
Lancastershlre, Eng. Came to Utah In September, 1847.

Married Catherine Glover March 18, 1859, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Glover and Jane Cowan, of Scotland,
pioneers fall of 1849). She was born Feb. 10, 1842. Their
children: William Seth, m. Agnes Walker; Edward; Jane;
Joseph Edward; Catherine Elizabeth, m. Chas. Mag.eets;
John Alma; George Frederick, m. Chessie Bouregard; Vinnle
May. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Member quorum seventies; block teacher. Farmer and
stockraiser. Veteran Indian wars, 1864-66. Died Dec. 24,
1903.



RIGBY, WILLIAM FREDRICK (son of Joseph Rigby and
Margarett Littlewood, of Saddleworth, Yorkshire, Eng.).
Born Jan. 29, 1833, Saddleworth, Eng. Came to Utah Oct.
5, 1853, Brown and Harmon company.

Married Mary Clark Aug. 9, 1852, Stockport, Eng. (daughter
of John Clark and Elizabeth Brodbury), who was born
Sept. 8, 1831. Their children: John, died; Mary Jane b.
June 28, 1857, m. Samuel Roskelly March 2, 1874; William
Fredrick, Jr. b. Oct. 9, 1859, m. Sarah Clarke April 28, 1881;
George C. b. Feb. 23, 1863, m. Mary C. Clarke March 1, 1883;
Margarett b. Feb. 12, 1864, m. Samuel Roskelly March 11,
1882; Lavina b. Feb. 28, 1866, m. Charles Oea Card Dec.
1855; Marlin b. May 23, 1868, m. Annie F. Rigby; Sarah
b. July 26, 1871, died. Family home Newton, Utah.

Missionary to Great Britain 1887-89; bishop; representa-
tive to the legislature from Fremont Co., Idaho. Died
March 13, 1901, at Logan.

RIGBY, GEORGE C. (son of William Fredrick and Mary
Clark). Born Feb. 23, 1862, Wellsville, Utah.

Married Mary C. Clarke March 1. 1883. Salt Lake City,
Utah (daughter of Amos Clarke and Ann Johnston of Rhol-
lanerchlngog, Wales). She was born May 27, 1863. Their
children: Mary Ann b. Oct. 18, 1884, m. Horace Jenkins Nov.
15, 1905; Amos b. Aug. 17, 1886. m. Ann Christensen Jan.
27, 1910; Moses W. b. Aug. 11, 1888, m. Iva Nelsen Dec. 21,



1911; Mariam b. Aug. 11, 1888; Ejiner C. b. March 13, 1890;
Ida L. b. Jan. 27, 1892; Orella E. b. March 7, 1894; Harrold
E. b. Aug. 5, 1896; Golden H. b. Sept. 14, 1898; Liberty L. b.
July 4, 1900; Sterling C. b. June 7, 1903; Milton and Murland
(twins) b. June 4, 1905; Gwendolin b. Oct. 9, 1908. Family
home Newton, Utah.

Missionary to Great Britain 1893-95; presided over Massa-
chusetts conference 1894-95; president Y. M. M. I. A. County
sheriff Cache county,- 1900-04; justice of peace; constable.
Assisted in organizing Danielsen Manufacturing Co., at
Logan, Utah; vice president and director of that company,
1897-1908; director of Danielsen Plow Co., Independence,
Mo., 1908-13; assisted In organizing Farmers Banking Co.,
at Cache Junction, 1910, and made president in 1910.

RIGBY, GEORGE AMOS (son of George C. Rigby and Mary
C. Clarke). Born Aug. 17, 1886, Newton, Utah.

Married Ann Christensen Jan. 27, 1910, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Christensen, pioneer 1864, and Caroline
Jensen, who came to Utah July 24, 1873, of Denmark). She
was born Dec. 25, 1880. Their child: Lucile b. Sept. 19,
1911. Family home Newton, Utah.

Elder. Farmer.



RIGGS, DR. JOHN (son of Major Gideon Riggs and Susan
Pitcher of Connecticut and Kirkland, Ohio). He was born
Dec. 20, 1812, at Oxford, New Haven county, Conn. Came
to Utah Sept. 5, 1851, with Captain McPherson, No. 10
church train.

Married Jane Kilton Bullock Oct. 8, 1843 (daughter of
Benjamin Bullock and Dorothy Kimball; the former died
crossing the plains .July, 1852, latter came on to Utah). She
was born Sept. 4, 1819. Their children: Susan Jane
Riggs, d. 1857; Mary Ruth. d. 1847; Dorothy Melissa, m.
Andrew J. Stewart, Jr.; Julia Maria, d. Aug. 1854; Martha
Adaline, m. P. H. Beesley; John Gideon Benjamin, d. 1857;
Marritte, m. W. O. Beesley; Jane Kilton, d. 1864.

Married Adelia Ann Philips April 2, 1856 She was born
April 9, 1843, In New Brunswick.

Married Minnie Ann Cook Sept. 24, 1867, at Salt Lake City.
Family home Provo, Utah.

Member 5th quorum seventies; missionary to Illinois,
Indiana and Ohio 1840. Worked on the Kirkland Temple
and attended its dedication. Was present at the battle
of Crooked River when Apostle David Patten was mor-
tally wounded. Began study of medicine 1838 under Dr.
F. G. Wiliams and finished at Quincy, 111. Was surgeon
in Walker war and rated as captain, belonging to the
general staff. Died in March, 1892.



RIGGS, WILLIAM SEARS (son of John Riggs and Mary
Gillman of Indiana). Born March 19, 1830, in Putnam
county, Ind. Came to Utah July, 1850.

Married Sarah Reeves Feb. 7, 1855, at Cedar City, Utah
(daughter of William Reeves and Frances Long of Eng-
land). She was born Sept. 28, 1837. Their children: Sarah
Frances, m. E. W. Littlefield; Mary Elizabeth, m. David C.
Wixom; Malissa Ann, m. Joseph S. Ingram; Caroline Jane;
Emma Lovlna, m. Joseph E. Griffin; William Reeves b. May
22, 1865, m. Priscilla S. Barnhurst; Andrew Jackson, m.
Christena Henrie; Amanda Ellen, m. Ernest A. Griffln; Ma-
linda Isabelle, m. William H. -Bryce; Roselia, m. Frank
Ahlstrom. Family resided Kanarra and Panguitch, Utah.

High councilor of Panguitch stake 1879-91; bishop's
counselor of Henrievllle ward 1892. Carpenter.

RIGGS, WILLIAM REEVES (son of William Sears Riggs
and Sarah Reeves). Eorn May 22, 1865, Cedar City, Utah.

Married Priscilla S. Barnhurst Jan. 17, 1886, Cedar City,
Utah (daughter of Samuel Barnhurst and Anna Marie Jen-
sen of Cedar City), who was born May 6, 1863. Their
children: William Reeves b. Dec. B, 1886; Sarah Annie b.
Aug. 19, 1888, m. Thomas J. Barney; Samuel Barnhurst b.
Oct. 17, 1890, m. Effel Burrow; Andrew Franklin b. Jan.
19, 1893; Priscilla Josephine b. Dec. 19, 1895; Mary Emma b.
Sept. 20, 1896; Vllate Irene b. Feb. 9, 1899; John Sears b.
Nov. 11, 1900; Joseph Ernest b. July 16, 1903; Orlas James
b. July 13, 1906. Family resided Henrievllle and Hatch.
Utah.

Bishop's counselor 1897-1913. County assessor. Farmer;
merchant.



RILEY, WILLIAM L. (son of Jonathan Riley and Frances
M. Johnson of Nottingham, Bng.). Born Nov. 13, 1829,
Nottingham. Came to Utah Oct. 13, 1863, Rosel Hyde com-
pany.

Married Mary Ann Clark May, 1851, Nottingham (daugh-
ter of John and Mary Clark of Nottingham; latter a
pioneer Oct. 13, 1863, Rosel Hyde company). She was
born June 4, 1830. Their children: Arthur, m. Sarah Good-
fellow; Frances M., m. William Rooch; Emma, m. John
Goodfellow; Elizabeth, d. aged 5; William, d. aged 2; Eliza
Ann, m. Cyrus Tolman; Clarisa, m. Alexander Laird, m. Mor-
gan Knapp; Fredrick R., m. Emma Tolman. Family home
East Bountiful, Utah.

Married Jane Osborne Dec. 21, 1887, Logan temple. Presi-
dent Merrill officiating (daughter of William Osborne and
Mary George of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Eng.), who was born
Nov. 18, 1848. Only child: Mary Ann b. Jan. 10, 1829, d. in-
fant. Family home Bountiful, Utah.

Member 70th quorum seventies; high priest; Sunday
school teacher. Janitor of Bountiful tabernacle. Wood
finisher and polisher.



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RIRIE, JAMES (son of David Ririe, born 1778, in Aber-
deenshire, Scotland, and Isabel! Shariss of Arbroath, Scot-
land, born 1789 married 1809). Born Jan. 24. 1827, at
New Castle, Frazer, Scotland. Came to Utah September,
1863, Jacob Gates oxteam company.

Married Ann Boyack Nov. 23, 1855 (daughter of James
Boyack, born Jan. 3, 1806, in Scotland, died Feb. 1, 1888. and
Elizabeth Mealmacker of Spanish Fork, Utah married In
1827, at Strid Martin, Scotland, pioneers Sept. 1853, Captain
Gates oxteam company). She was born May, 1830, and came
to Utah Oct. 24. 1855. Milo Andrus company. Their chil-
dren: Margrett Ann b. Feb. 26, 1857, m. William G. Hogg?
June 23, 1876; James Boyack b. Oct. 22, 1858, m. Elizabeth
A. Morgan 1881; David b. Nov. 21, 1860, m. Leah Ann Lovell
1892: William; Alexander b. Oct. 24. 1863, m. Elizabeth J.
McBride Jan. B, 1887; George: Elizabeth b. Oct. 25, 1865, m.
James A. Farrell Nov. 30. 1887; Isabell b. Feb. 25, 1870, m.
Joseph P. Stallings Jan. 28, 1891; Mary; Joseph b. Feb. 27,
1872, m. Anna Farrell Oct. 20, 1898; Hyrum b. Feb. 27, 1872,
m. Maggie Farrell March 21, 1898; Agnes b. March 27,
1874, m. David Burnett June 23, 1897. Family resided
Springville. North Ogden and West Weber, Utah.

Missionary to Scotland 1849-51. Farmer and stockraiser.
Died June 17, 1905.

RIRIE, ALEXANDER (son of James Ririe and Ann Boyack).
Born Oct. 24, 1863, West "Weber, Utah.

Married Elizabeth J. McBride Jan. B. 1887, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Heber R. McBride and Elizabeth Ann Burns;
former a pioneer with Morten and Taylor handcart com-
pany). She was born April 30, 1869. Their children: Myrtle
E. b. May 14, 1SS8, m. Clarence M. Baker Feb. 24, 1909;



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