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m. Maria Bird; Anna M. b. Dec. 13, 1873. Family home
Mendon, Cache Co., Utah.

Prominent in church affairs in the Mendon ward. Died
Oct. 21, 1874.

SORENSEN, PETER ANDREW (son of Peter Sorensen and
Rikke Anderson). Born Sept. 12, 1858.

Missionary to Norway 1899-1901; member of high council
of Hyrum stake of Zion 1901-10. Mayor of Mendon City
lor twelve years; school trustee.

SORENSEN, NICOLAI (son of Soren Abrahamsen, born In
1762 at Fjenneslov [his mother was born July 6, 1764, at
Soro], Soro amt, Denmark). He was born June 23, 1799,
at Fjenneslov. Came to Utah Sept. 15, 1857, Mathias Cow-
ley company.

Married Malene Olsen July 6, 1830 (daughter of Ole Peder-
sen and Ingeborg Sorensen, Fjenneslov, Soro amt, Denmark;
came to Utah Sept. 15, 1857, Mathias Cowley company).
She was born March 21, 1807, died March 30, 1887. Their
children: Cathrine Sophie b. May 7, 1831, m. Andrew Ander-
sen 1857; Peter Sorensen b. Oct. 10, 1832, m. Rikke Ander-
sen Oct. 17, 1857; Soren b. April 24, 1834, d. 1846; Christine
b. Jan. 18, 1836, m. James H. Hill 1859; Abraham b. Nov.
18, 1837, m. Mary Jensen 1858; Isaac b. Feb. 24, 1840, m.
Mary Jacobsen 1869; Mary or Marie b. June 25, 1843, m.
William H. Hill 1859; Jacob b. Sept. 29, 1844, m. Susan
Hancock; Christian b. Dec. 1, 1846, m. Jennie Hill and Caro-
line Halverson; Henry b. May 21, 1851, m. Marie Ander-
sen; Seng b. March 2, 1854, m. A. H. Richards.

Settled at Mill Creek, Utah at the time of the great
"move" south; went to Pondtown (Salem), Utah. Pioneer
to Cache county 1859. High priest. Mechanic; farmer.
Died March 30, 1887, and buried with wife in one grave.

SORENSEN, ISAAC (son of Nicolai Sorensen and Malene
Olsen). Born Feb. 24, 1840, Hangerup, Soro amt, Denmark.
Came to Utah with father. Captain Cowley company.

Married Mary Jacobsen Nov. 15. 1869, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Jacob Christensen and Bertha Hansen; came
to Utah 1862. Captain Llljenquist company). She was born
May 18, 1850. Their children: William Isaac b. Sept. 19,
1870, m. Rhoda Key Feb. 16, 1898; Malene b. Sept. 23, 1872,
m. David Hill Oct. 11, 1900; Hannah S. b. Sept. 20, 1874,
m. Herbert Whitney Dec. 14, 1898; Bertha b. Dec. 7, 1876,
m. Alexander Buest Feb. 1, 1906; Alma b. March 3, 1879;
Mary Eva b. June 2, 1881, m. John A. Gardner July 19,
1906; Joseph C. b. April 5, 1884, m. Alice Laddie June 22,
1910; Henry C. b. Feb. 6, 1886; Ina b. May 22, 1888; Eulalia
b. April 1, 1890; Olive b. Feb. 14, 1894.

Missionary to Denmark 1879-81; Sunday school superin-
tendent for 40 years; chorister; high councilor. Member
of the home militia; took part in the Echo Canyon trouble.
City councilman for a number of years; school trustee for
12 years. At the time of the "move" went to Pondtown;
In 1859 went to Mendon, Cache Valley, Utah. In 1862 drove
oxteam to Florence, Neb.

SORENSEN, WILLIAM ISAAC (son of Isaac Sorensen and
Mary Jacobsen). Born Sept. 19, 1870, at Mendon.

Married Rhoda Key Feb. 16, 1898, Logan Temple (daugh-
ter of Thomas Key and Sarah Riley, Rawcliffe, Yorkshire,
Eng.). Their children: Alice b. Nov. 23, 1898; Hilda b.
April 14, 1900; Rhoda b. Jan. 31, 1903; Isaac b. Jan. 24,
1905; Thomas Key, b. Oct. 17, 1909. Family home Mendon,
Cache county.

Member high priest quorum seventies; missionary to
Denmark 1894-96; Sunday school superintendent. Deputy
assessor several times; mayor four years; recorder number
of years. Farmer and mechanic.

Daniel Pack 1910; Mina D. b. Aug. 29, 1891; Archie T. b.
Aug. 18, 1892; Ethel E. b. June 2, 1899. Family home Neely.

Member high priests' quorum seventies; missionary to
southern Utah 1872-74; Sunday school superintendent. Jus-
tice of the peace. Farmer; miner.

SORENSON, KNUD (son of Soren Madsen and Ann Mads-
daughter of Denmark). Born June 23, 1817, Gislum, Den-
mark. Came to Utah October, 1862.

Married Mette C. Jensen Feb. 25, 1849 (daughter of Mads
H. Sorenson and Johanna Dahlsdaughter), who was born
Nov. 11, 1827. Their children: Ann b. Dec. 22, 1849, m.
Bartlett Nielsen Sept. 1863; Johannah b. Nov. 29, 1855. m.
Erick Nielsen, spring 1873; James b. Jan. 28, 1858, m. Ane
F. Thompson April 28, 1881; Electric Sophia b. May 31, 1862,
m. Charley Christisen; Soren b. Oct. 10, 1864, m. Mary J.

Mason; plasterer; farmer.

SORENSON, JAMES (son of Knud Sorenson and Mette C.
Jensen). Born Jan. 28, 1858, Aardestrup, Denmark. Came
to Utah October, 1862.

Married Annie F. Thompson April 28, 1881 (daughter
of Anders Thompson and Mary Ann Jenson), who was born
June 1, 1861. Their children: James b. Dec. 23, 1881, m.
Erne E. Nelson Oct. 18, 1905; Hannah Almira b. July 31,
1883, m. George Boice March 7, 1906; Annie Elnora b. Sept.
11, 1885, m. William H. Nelson Dec. 18, 1901; Mary Ana
b. Jan. 4, 1888, m. David H. James Oct. 18, 1909.

Railroad man; farmer.

SORENSON, JAMES JR. (son of James Sorenson and Anni
P. Thompson). Born Dec. 23, 1881, Spanish Fork, Utah.

Married Erne E. Nelson Oct. 18, 1905, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Andrew V. Nelson and Harriet E. Hales), who
was born Jan. 16, 1887. Their children: Harriet Eliza b.
Aug. 15, 1906; Mary Annie, b. Nov. 19, 1907; James Andraw
b. Oct. 29, 1909.

Sunday school teacher in theological department 1900-OZ;
assistant Sunday school superintendent Palmyra. 1902-07.
Railroadman. Farmer.

SORENSON, JUMtTS (son of Peter Olson and Bodll Kir-
stine Larsen of Denmark; latter born Feb. 4, 1829, Haars-
lev, Odense amt, Fyen, Denmark). He was born Dec. 25,
1854, Odense. Came to Utah Sept. 29, 1866, Peter Nebeker

Married Hannah Ackerman, Sovestad, Sweden (daughter
of Ole Ackerman and Ingra Jensen), who was born Nov.
27, 1859, in Sweden. Their children: Orson Julius b. Sept.
19, 1881; Lovina Christine b. Dec. 30, 1883; William Gilbert
b. Oct. 17, 1886; Anna Laura b, Nov. 16, 1889.

Married Caroline Christensen Feb. 20, 1896, Logan. Utah
(daughter of Nels Peter Christensen and Martha M. Jen-
son of Wellinlo, Hjorring amt, Denmark; former pioneer
1867). She was born Sept. 19, 1876, Bear River City, Utah.
Their children: Mary C. b. May 11, 1897; Hannah Violia b.
July 17, 1900; Alonzo Julius b. June 4, 1902; Alma Peter b.
Jan. 5, 1905; Elva Myrtle b. July 4, 1907; Ellas Herbert
b. Feb. 12, 1911. Families resided Hyrum, Utah.


SORENSON, WILLIAM GILBERT (son of Julius Sorenson
and Hannah Ackerman). Born Oct. 17, 1886, Hyrum, Utah.
Married Florence James in 1906 at Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of David James and Fannie Webb), who was born at
Paradise, Utah. Their children: Fannie; Harold.

SORENSEN, PETER HANSON (son of Soren Monson and
Anna Maria Peterson). Born Aug. 14, 1809, Bornholm,
Denmark. Came to Utah in September, 1857.

Married Anna Maria Peterson (daughter of Ole Peter-
Bon of Bornholm). Their children: Maria Caroline, m.
Christian Grice Larsen; Peter, died. Family home Ephraim,
San Pete Co., Utah.

Died at Ephraim.

SORENSEN, RASMUS (son of Soren Rasmussen and Maren
Sorensen of Ilanders, Denmark). Born Jan. 26, 1817, Sjael-
land, Denmark. Came to Utah in 1863, C. C. Rich company.
Married Maren Chresteson of Denmark. Their chil-
dren- James Julius b. Jan. 28, 1854, m. Elizabeth Byington
1878- Erick b. Dec. 26, 1856, m. Hannah Oleson 1878; Anna
Maria b. 1858, d. 1880; Christian b. 1863, m. Jeneta Boringor;
Inoch, died. Family home Brigham City, Utah.

SORENSEN, JAMES J. (son of Rasmus Sorensen and
Maren Chresteson). Born Jan. 28, 1854, in Sjaelland, Den-
mark. Came to Utah with father.

Married Elizabeth Byington Dec. 9, 1878, Richmond, Utah
(daughter of Joseph H. Byington and Nancy M. Avery of
Oxford, Idaho, pioneers 1847, Heber C. Klmball company).
She was born June 27, 1861. Their children: L. L. b. Sept.
11, 1882, m. Effie Ellis Aug. 14, 1906; James W. b. Aug.
29. 1885. m. Haisel Rudeen 1910; Millie A. b. Aug. 15, 1888,
m. Frank Moench Sept. 20, 1907; Ina D. b. Aug. 1890, m.

SORENSON, MARTIN (son of Soren Mortensen and Met*
Maria Rasmussen of Thorslunde Bye, Holbek amt, Den-
mark). Born Oct. 31, 1831, at Thornslunde. Came to Utah
Sept. 13, 1857, Christian Christiansen handcart company.

Married Christena Wicklund July 19, 1862 (daughter
of Olof Wicklund and Ella Johnson married 1846, Firilla
parish, Sweden, pioneers Nov. 15, 1856, James G. Willie
handcart company). She was born Feb. 5, 1848, and came
to Utah with parents. Their ch'ldren: Ellen C. b. March
28, 1866, m. William Moon Dec. 12, 1892; Martha Maria b.
Nov. 15, 1868, m. Orson Hutchinson Dec. 5, 1889; Amanda
Clara b. Jan. 5, 1876, m. William Bertleson Nov. 6, 1901;
Ida V. b. Feb. 15, 1878, m. Martin Christiansen April 26,
1899; Nels M. b. March 19, 1882, m. Laura Winget May 1,
1912; Lionel W. b. April 6, 1885, m. Clara Larsen Jan. 17,
1905; Ethel M. b. May 16, 1888, m. Lev! Mortensen Oct. 2,

soi'i.n, EMORY WATSON (son of Isaac Soule, born 1796.
Bangor. Me., died 1874, and Elizabeth Harrison Smith
of Ottobine, Rockingham county, Va., born 1805, Harrisburg.
Pa., died 1876). He was born In 1836 in Ottobine. Came to
Utah Oct. 6, 1859, independent company.

Married Mary Elizabeth Secrist April 12, 1864, Farming-
ton, Utah (daughter of Jacob F. Secrist and Ann Eliza Logan
of Farmington, pioneers 1847). She was born Jan. 15, 1848.
Their children: Emory Moroni, died; Annie Lucretia; Orson
Pratt, m. Hannah Hanson; Henry Watson, m. Alice Steed;
Lawrence Jacob; Frank LeRoy, m. Mary Ann Christensen;



Eva Louisa, m. Horace Van Fleet; Mae Elizabeth, m. Herbert
Sturdefant; Hugh Logan, died; Grant Wirt.

High priest; missionary to southern states 1882. Justice
of peace. Farmer.

SOUTH, JOHN (son of William South and Marguerite Buins
of England). Born Aug. 31, 1836, Bluetown, Kent, Ens-
Came to Utah Nov. 9, 1865. Captain Walker company.

Married Kate Thurgood April 20, 1867, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Thurgood and Catherine Jenkins
of Tirling, Essex, Eng., pioneers Oct. 1867, William Godbe
company). She was born April 2, 1846. Their children:
John William, d. child; Amelia, d. aged 20; Marguerite Burns,
m. Albert Van Cott; Eleanor, m. John Danvers; Jessie, m.
Thomas Bytheway; Sarah Ann, d. child; Samuel, d. child;
Kate, m. George McDonald. Family home. Salt Lake City.

Missionary to England 1879-80; member 30th quorum
seventies; ordained priest Aug. 18, 1860; elder; ward clerk;
Sunday school clerk. Veteran Black Hawk war 1866. Book-
keeper and salesman.

BOWLES, MELV1N B. (son of Stephen B. Sowles and Lurancy
Reynolds, of Alburg, Vt.). Born May 27, 1844, Alburg, Vt.
Came to Utah Dec. 25, 1876.

Married Clara L. Bowen July 31, 1873, Moira, Franklin
county, N. Y. (daughter of Nason C. Bowen and Clarissa
Stevens, of New York). She was born Oct. 13, 1861. Their
children: Arthur N., died; Myra, m. G. H. Roberts; Melvin H.
m. Constance Dininny; Lewis W., m. Mary Halloran; Clara,
m. Forrest Walden; Ruth L. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Member of city council; member of state board of equaliza-
tion; member of agricultural college board; general manager
of Utah Nursery Co.; member of state board of correction
eight years.

8PAPFORD, WILLIAM NELSON (son of Horace Spafford and
Martha Stiles). Born Jan. 23, 1827, In Canada. Came to
Utah in 1850.

Married Emma M. Johnson (daughter of Aaron Johnson
and Polly Zerviah Kelsey), who was born Sept. 13, 1836, at
Haddam, Conn, (deceased). Their children: Minerva Z. ;
Emma M.; Azalia M.; William N.; Lillian T.; Horace; Willis
K.; Laura; Weltha; Con C.; Ida LaPrele.

Came to Utah 1850, settled at Springville, Utah. Served
in the Mexican war 1849. Now dead.

SPAFFORD, WILLIAM N. (son of William Nelson Spafford
and Emma M. Johnson). Born May 26, 1859, at Springville,

Married Estella Huntsman Sept. 4, 1880, Richfield, Utah
(daughter of Isaiah Huntsman and Rebecca Ames). Their
children: Emma; William Earl; Estella R.; Azalia M.;
Elmer; Carl Y.; Willis I.; Vera M. Family home Annabella,

Bishop's counselor for 26 years. Game warden of Sevier

SPAFFORD, WILLIS K. (son of William Nelson Spafford
and Emma M. Johnson). Born May 17, 1866, at Springville,

Married Ann E. Stubbs Jan. 7, 1891, Manti, Utah (daugh-
ter of Peter Stubbs and Ann Wride). Their children: Willis
Earl; Annie; Marie; Emma; Harold S.; Reed; Jesse White;
Louise. Family home Prove, Utah.

Second counselor to Bishop O. H. Berg, First ward, Provo.
Has been associated with Reed Smoot for 20 years in coal

SPARKS, ALFRED (son of George Sparks and Hannah Lake
of England). Born March 7, 1835, at Hollow, Worcester-
shire, Eng. Came to Utah In 1853, Cyrus H. Wheelock

Married Jane Ann Fowler Jan. 30, 1853, while crossing
the Atlantic (daughter of Samuel Fowler and Ann Linton
of Baughton, Worcestershire, Eng., and who came to Utah
In 1877). She was born Nov. 27, 1835. Their children:
George S. b. Sept. 29, 1854, m. Matilda Mary Price Sept. 29,
1876; Alfred W. b. Jan. 21, 1857, m. Sarah J. Grimmett Aug.
21, 1878; Mary Ann b. Feb. 6, 1859, m. W. H. Bird Oct. 11,
1875; Thomas F. b. April 7. 1861, m. Elisa J. Wilcox Oct. 16,
1884; Laura J. b. fiept. 9, 1863, d. infant; Alice M. b. Nov. 21,
1866. m. George Cook Oct. II, 1883; John H. b. Feb. 20, 1870.
m. Heneretta Dayton Oct. 24, 1890; Caroline H. b. Feb. 17,
1872, m. J. Henry Dayton Oci. 24, 1890; Ann b. March 1, 1867,
d. infant.

Married Ruth Slater March 14, 1863. at Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Slater, who came to Utah with William
Tapscott company). She was born Jan. 4, 1838, at Bedford-
shire, Eng. Their children: James H. b. Sept. 21, 1866, m.
Rose Nate Oct. 3, 1888; Hannah b. March 28, 1864, m. Thomas
Lindiay; Frances b. May 17, 1869. m. Frank Smedley Oct.
1. 1888; Joseph b. May 17, 1869; William b. Aug. 13, 1870:
Henry b. June 11, 1872. Families resided Salt Lake City,
Fort Herriman, Lehi, Utah, and Paris and Dingle, Idaho.

Elder and ward teacher. Veteran Echo Canyon war.
School trustee. President Dingle Irrigation Co.

SPARKS, GEORGE SAMUEL (son of Alfred Sparks and
Jane Ann Fowler). Born Sept. 29, 1854, Salt Lake City.

Married Matilda Price Sept. 25, 1876, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Robert Price and Matilda Kelsey), who was
born Jan. 4, 1866, St. Joseph, Ariz. Their children:

Bertran b. Aug. 29, 1879, m. Luella Dlmmick Oct. 22, 1906;
Beatrice b. Aug. 29, 1879, died; Sarah I. b. March 8, 1881,
m. Elina Dayton; John A. b. June 8, 1883. died; George H.
b. Dec. 31, 1884, m. Myrtle Cook April 24, 1906; Rose Annie b.
March 19, 1887, died; Caddia A. b. June 24, 1889, m. Grantley
Wilcox; Alice G. b. Sept. 2, 1893, m. Cornell Nate Sept. 28,
1911; Magdeline b. July 8, 1897; Margery F. b. Sept. 25,

SPACLDING, IRA N. (son of Stephen Spaulding and Susan
Drake of Uinta, Utah). Born December, 1808. Came to Utah
July 24, 1847, Brigham Young company.

Married Elizabeth Morris 1830, at Council Bluffs, Iowa,
who was born 1815. Their children: Eli D., m. Eliza Wards-
worth; Lucinda, m. George L. Corey; Ida S., m. Phoebe
France; Stephen, m. Rhoda Nichols; Julius C., m. Lotta
Nichols; Nathan. Family home Uinta, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Wright 1855, at Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Silas Wright of Michigan). She was born Sept. 6,
1818. Their children: Ira, m. Rebecca Stimpson; Israel, m.
Joseph Russell.

Missionary to Ohio 1871-72; bishop of Mt. Green ten years
and at Uinta until death. Farmer. Died Dec. 21, 1883.

SPAULDING, IRA (son of Ira N. Spaulding and Elizabeth
Wright). Born Aug. 6, 1856, Uinta, Utah.

Married Rebecca Stimpson Nov. 28, 1879, Ogden, Utah
(daughter of William Stimpson and Edna Hinscliff of River-
dale, Utah, pioneers handcart company). She was born
Feb. 24, 1861. Their children: Coral b. Aug. 31, 1881;
Alta b. June 30, 1884, m. William Bowman; Ruby b. June
30, 1887, m. J. C. Hutchins; Lula b. April 30, 1890, m. Robert
Loper; Lloyd b. April 6, 1897. Family home Birch Creek,

Foreman Utah Construction Co.

SPAULDING, CORAL (son of Ira Spaulding and Rebecca
Stimpson). Born Aug. 31, 1881, Uinta. Utah.

SPEIRS, GEORGX2 (son of William Speirs, born Nov. 16,
1788, at Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, and Agnes Tomson,
born July 18, 1787, at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire). He was born
Jan. 6, 1827, Tarbolton, Ayrshire. Scotland. Came to Utah
Aug. 30, 1860, J. E. Murphy company.

Married Janet Lyon 1848 (daughter of John Lyon and
Janet Thomson, Kilmarnoek, Ayrshire), who came to Utah
with husband. She was born Jan. 5, 1829. Their children:
William H. June 19, 1849. m. Mary Walters; Janet b. May
30, 1851, m. William Dunn; John b. Jan. 28, 1853, d. Jan.
29, 1853; Agnes b. June 28, 1804, d. 1864; George b. June
15, 1856, d. 1858; Thomas b. May 31, 1859, m. Ann Bevan;
Mary Ann b. Dec. 14, 1861, d. May 12, 1880; Lillias b. Sept.
15, 1863, m. William Tanner; Christinia b. Sept. 1, 1865,
m. John Park; Ellen b. June 7, 1867, m. William Stewart;
Matthew b. May 6. 1870, m. Maud Hardy. Family resided
Salt Lake City and Tooele, Utah.

Member 43d quorum seventies; high priest; patriarch.
Came to Utah 1860; moved to Tooele 1861.

SPEIRS, THOMAS (son of Adam Speirs of Edinburgh, Scot-
land). Born July 14, 1804, in Scotland. Came to Utah 1848.

Married Mary Cochran Dec. 29, 1829, Pittsburgh, Pa., who
was born Sept. 30, 1804. Their children: Adam b. July 7,
1834, m. Charlotte Clark Dec. 3, 1854; Mary, m. John Pen-
dleton; George b. Nov. 6, 1837, m. Adeline Harris 1862;
Orson, m. Elizabeth Dye; Harrison, m. Bessie Hedger.
Family home 10th ward, Salt Lake City.

Member seventy. Blacksmith. Died July 8, 1877, Salt
Lake City.

SPEIRS, ADAM (son of Thomas Speirs and Mary Cochran).
Born July 7, 1834. Pittsburgh, Pa. Came to Utah Oct. 17,
1848, Amasa M. Lyman company.

Married Charlotte Clark Dec. 3, 1854, Salt Lake City
Endowment House (daughter of John Clark and Mary
Noddings of England and Canada, pioneers Sept. 1850).
She was born Nov. 12, 1834. Their children: Thomas, d.
infant; Mary, m. Gilbert A. McLean; Adam C., m. Alice
Alder; George Alfred, m. Ida Baddley; Arthur, d. aged 9;
Ernest b. Jan. 10, 1865; Effle, m. George W. Spokes; Edna
C., d. aged 7; Edgar Franklin. Family home, Salt Lake

High priest; teacher; bishop's counselor; bishop of 21st
ward, Salt Lake City. City councilman; police judge at
Salt Lake. Indian war veteran. Blacksmith and merchant.
Died June 2, 1908, Salt Lake City.

SPEIRS, ERNEST (son of Adam Speirs and Charlotte Clark).
Born Jan. 10, 1865, Salt Lake City.
Deacon. Dealer in merchandise.

SPEIRS, GEORGE (son of Thomas Speirs and Mary Coch-
ran). Born Nov. 6, 1837, in Pennsylvania. Came to Utah

Married Adeline Harris 1862, Salt Lake City (daughter
of William Harris of England). Their children: Adeline,
m. David Felt; George, m. Minnie Squires; Mary, m. David
Rich; Thomas, m. Clara Young; Lucy, m. Clyde Ward;
Annie, m. Earnest Gregory; Jessie, m. George Howarth;
William H., m. Melissa Cooley. Family home 10th war<3.
Salt Lake City.

Member seventy; missionary to Sandwich Islands 4 years.
Blacksmith. Died March 6, 1911. Salt Lake City.



SPEIRS WILLIAM H. (son of George Speirs and Adeline
Harris). Born Dec. 26, 1880. Salt Lake City.

Married Melissa Cooley March, 1901, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Andrew Cooley and Jane Jenkins of Brighton
ward, Salt Lake). She was born Sept. 18, 1878. Their chil-
dren: William Leigh b. Oct. 25, 1901; Adeline Jane b Feb. 3,
1904; Jessie lone b. May 25, 1906. Family home 23d ward,
Salt Lake City.

Miner and farmer.

SPENCER, DAJVIEL, (son of Daniel Spencer and Chloe
Wilson). Born July 20, 1794. West Stockbridge, Mass.
Came to Utah in September, 1847, captain of his company.

Married Emily Thompson of Hartford, Conn. Their chil-
dren: Emma, m. Adam S. Patterson: John D., m. Clarissa
H. Young; Jared, died; Josephine. Family home, Salt Lake

President Salt Lake stake. Rancher and merchant. Died
in December, 1868, Salt Lake City.

SPENCER, ORSON (son of Daniel Spencer and Chloe Wil-
son). Born March 14, 1802, West Stockbridge, Berkshire
county. Mass. Came to Utah 1849, captain of his company.

Married Catherine Curtis April 13, 1830 (daughter of
Samuel Curtis and Patience Smith, latter died March 12,
1846, Indian Creek, Keosauqua, Iowa). She was born March
21 1811. Their children: Catherine b. Oct. 6, 1831; Ellen
b. Nov. 21, 1832, m. Hiram B. Clawson March 18, 1850; Aure-
lia b. Oct. 4, 1834, m. Thomas Rogers March 27, 1851; Cather-
ine b. Oct. 2. 1836, m. Brigham Young, Jr.. Nov. 15 1855;
Howard Orson b. June 16, 1838, m. Louise Cross April, 1860;
George Boardman b. Feb. 21, 1840, m. Leonora T. Home
Nov. 10, 1867; Lucy b. Oct. 9. 1842, m. George W. Grant Jan.
2, 1867; Chloe b. July 26, 1844.

Married Martha Knight. Their children: Martha Emma
b. Jan. 30, 1848, m. Samuel Woodward; Albert James b.
June 24, 1850; William Collinson b. Dec. 10, 1851, d. aged 1;
June Knight b. June 28, 1854, m. Ellsworth Daggett.

Married Jane Davis. Their child: Luna Spencer b. Dec.
6, 1856, m. Levin Simons 1873. Family resided West Stock-
bridge and Middlefield, Mass., Nauvoo, 111., and other Places.

Missionary to Great Britain 1848; to Prussia 1852; to United
States 1854. Chancellor University of Deseret 1850. Died
Oct. 16, 1855, St. Louis, Mo.

SPENCER. GEORGE BOARDMAN (son of Orson Spencer
and Catherine Curtis). Born Feb. 21, 1840, at Middlefield,
Hampshire county, Mass. , T .

Married Leonora Taylor Home Nov. 10. 1867, Salt Lake

SPENCER, ISAAC. Born July, 1851, In Iowa. Came to
Utah 1875.

Married Mary E. Burmingham March 4, 1879, Salt Lake
Endowment House (daughter of Thomas Burmingham and
Ellen Hook of Bountiful, Utah, pioneers 1860). Their chil-
den: Asa L. b. Sept. 23, 1881, d. aged 2; Isaac W. b. Jan.
14, 1883, d. infant; Mary L. b. Jan. 23, 1885, m. Smith Clark;
Luella b. July 20, 1887; Clarence b. April 9, 1889, d. infant;
Lillie P. b. May 2. 1891, m. Edgar Tuttle; Harvey Earl b.
May 2, 1891; Jennie and Glen (twins) b. Dec. 22, 1893; Ralph
b. Dec. 16, 1895; Warren E. b. March 31, 1907, d. infant;
Vera b. April 2, 1909, d. infant.

Missionary to England 1909-11; member 6th quorum
elders; Sunday school superintendent; home missionary.
Farmer and truck gardener.

SPENCER, HARVEY EARL (son of Isaac Spencer and
Mary E. Burmingham). Born May 2, 1891, Bountiful, Utah.

m. Adeline Horsley Sept. 5. 1900; Joseph Horne b. April 20
1878 m Netta Poulton March 4, 1908; Howard and twin
sister, b. Dec. 19, 1880, both d. at birth; Mary Ellen

.April 7 1882, d. March 6, 1883; Orson b. Dec. 10, 1883,
d! ?an 17. 1888; Herbert Leo b. June 11 1886; Seymour
Horne b. July 16, 1888; Edwin b. June 5, 1893. Family
resided Salt Lake City, Utah, and Paris, Idaho.

Helped settle the Muddy. Missionary to Switzerland
1864-67; alternate high councilor Salt . La *| 7 f ^.J"/^
1st ward Paris, Idaho. Settled in Idaho 1874. Bear Lake
county sheriff several years; probate judge two years
county treasurer two terms; road supervisor and school

tjpT^NCFR CLAUDIUS V. (son of Daniel Spencer and

ssnu SwtefSsraSffi

to Utah Sept. 23, 1847, Daniel Spencer company.

SPEIYDLOVE, JOHN. Came to Utah 1863, Daniel D. Mc-
Arthur company.

Married Elizabeth Harrison. Their children: Alfred, m.
Harriet Winspear; John, Jr., m. Mary Davis; Emma, m. John
Hinton; Mary, m. George St. Clair; Rebecca; William, m.
Lydia Mathews. Family home Virgin City. Utah.

Elder; ward and block teacher. Shoemaker. Died Virgin
City, Utah.

SPENDLOVE, JOHN (son of John Spendlove and Elizabeth
Harrison). Born at Birmingham, Eng. Came to Utah with

Married Mary Davis, Birmingham, Eng. (daughter of
Benjamin Davis and Elizabeth Brooks of Stackpool Park,
Wales). Their children: John Alfred b. Dec. 16, 1864, m.
Eleanor Jepson; Lorenzo James b. June 12, 1865, m. Ellen
Isom; William W., m. Alice Isom; Arthur D., died; Mary
Elizabeth b. Dec. 16, 1871, m. Nephi J. Workman; Emma
A., died; Mary Jane, m. John E. Wright; Clara, died; Fannie,
m. John Sanders; Ada, m. Wilson Imley; Walter, m. Nettle
Sanders. Family home Virgin City, Utah.

Elder; Sunday school superintendent; ward and block
teacher. Railroader; mason; farmer.

SPENDLOVE, JOHN ALFRED (son of John Spendlove and
Mary Davis). Born Dec. 16, 1864, Virgin City, Utah.

Married Eleanor Jepson Sept. 19, 1886, St. George, Utah,
(daughter of James Jepson and Eleanor Nightingale of
Dalton, Eng., latter a pioneer 1849, oxteam company). She
was born Sept. 1, 1858, and died Oct. 3, 1909. Their chil-
dren: Joseph A. b. June 11, 1887, m. Sarah Jane Jones;
James Jepson b. Sept. 13, 1888; Janus Alburn b. July 9,
1891; John A. b. Dec. 21, 1893; Mary Eleanor b. Feb. 11,

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