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Veteran Indian war. Brick and stone mason. Died April
8, 1875.

STAPLES, GEORGE (son of James Staples and Sarah
Limerick). Born June 8. 1834, Red Morley, Worcestershire,
Eng. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Lauraette Rappleye Nov. 15, 1854, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Tunis Rappleye, pioneer July 24, 1847,
Brigham Toung company, and Louisa Guttler of New York,
latter came to Utah 1852, Bryant Jolley company). She was
born March 23, 1840. Their children: George A. b. Jan. 1,
1856, m. Susan Hawley; Sarah Louisa b. Jan. 18, 1858, m.
Joseph M. Robinson; James Tunis b. April 29, 1860, m.
Ruthette Gardner; Lauraette Jand b. June 7, 1862, m. Elias
Gardner; Joseph Levi b. June 22, 1864, m. Matilda Ander-
son; William Henry b. Dec. 25, 1866, m. Mary Ella Crane;
Clara Samantha b. June 27, 1869, m. Odis Rogers; Mary
Sophia b. May 21, 1872, m. Peter Christensen; Ammon Frank-
lin b. July 25, 1874, m. Caroline Johnson; Aleveretta Au-
gusta b. Oct. 4, 1876, m. Charles J. Engar; Rachel Alice Dora
b. April 12, 1879, m. Niels C. Poulson; Moroni Andrew Alex-
ander b. April 11, 1881, m. Caroline Thueson; Eliza Roxi b.
March 15, 1884, m. Lafayette Hill.

Missionary among the Indians; veteran Black Hawk and
Walker wars. Farmer; stockraiser. Family resided Salt
Lake City and Sevier Co., Utah. Died Oct. 31, 1890, Elsi-
more, Utah.

STAPLES, JOSEPH L. (son of George Staples and Lauraetta
Rappleye). Born June 22, 1864, Kanab, Utah.

Married MatHda Anderson March 16, 1904, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Niels Anderson and Anna Christensen of Den-
mark; came to Utah 1882). She was born Nov. 17, 1872.
Their children: Erwin L. b. April 15, 1905; Anna Laura b.
Oct. 6, 1907; George W. b. July 26, 1909. Family home
Elsimore, Utah.

High prtest; president T. M. M. I. A. Elsimore class
teacher; elder quorum: bishop in Elsimore ward 1911.
Member city council six years; president town board at
Elsimore four years. Farmer; stockraiser.



STAPLEY, CHARLES (son of Charles Stapley, born March
17, 1800, Kent, Eng., and Sarah Bryant, born May 22, 180Z,
at Kent). Born Nov. 28, 1824, at Kent. Came to Utah
1858, Sterling Driggs company.

Married Sarah Parkinson July 24, 1854 (daughter of
James Parkinson and Elizabeth Chattle), who was born
May 24, 1831; came to Utah with husband. Their children:
Harriet E. b. July 1, 1855, m. John Batty; Charles H. b.
March 27, 1858, m. Jane Adams; Jane E. b. July 5. 1860, m.
Halinton Wallace; Mary J. b. Feb. 11, 1865, m. William A.
Bringhurst Dec. 18, 1884; James C. b. Sept. 1867, m. Tresa
Magee; Emma E. b. Nov. 3, 1869, m. Henry Tanner; Adelaide
b. Nov. 22, 1872; Seymour T. b. June 22, 1878. Family home
Toquerville, Utah.

Missionary in Australia 1853-54; bishop's counselor 1860-
1901; assistant Sunday school superintendent; choir leader.
Justice of peace; constable.



STARK, DANIEL (son of John Stark and Sarah Mann of
Halifax. Nova Scotia). Born June 29, 1820, Boston, Mass.
Came to Utah Feb. 1858, Joseph Mathews company.

Married Ann Cooke Dec. 1, 1844, Boston, Mass., who was
born June 4, 1825. Their children: John D. b. Sept. 18.
1845. m. Clarissa Amelia Webb; Annie Frances b. Feb. 19,
1848, m. Charles B. Oliver; James T. b. April 26, 1850, m.
Evaline Browning, died; Mary Ellen b. April 23, 1855, died;
Elizabeth Bird (adopted) b. Dec. 31. 1845, m. H. N. HowelL
Family resided San Francisco, San Jose and San Bernardino,
Cal.

Married Betsy Baldwin March 22, 1862, Salt Lake City
(daughter of David Baldwin and Elizabeth Cutler of Bir-
mingham, England, pioneers October, 1861, Daniel Stark
company). She was born June 24, 1843. Their children:
Sarah Ellen b. Feb. 4, 1863, m. John Van Wagoner; Joseph
D. b. Dec. 25, 1863, m. Maggie Mardin; David b. Sept. 25,
1865, m. Martha Ramsey; Alice b. Feb. 14, 1870, m. Justin
A. Loveless; Samuel b. March 12, 1868, m. Lizzie Worsen-
croft; William B. b. Oct. 14, 1871, m. Rosetta Baker; Kate
Matilda b. Oct. 8, 1874, m. George Van Wagoner; George
b. Feb. 6. 1877, died; Elizabetn b. Dec. 4, 1879, m. David
Holiday; Louie b. March 6, 1884, m. Garry Conk.

Married Priscllla Berkenhead March 16, 1867, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Isaac Birkenhead of Payson, Utah, pioneer
October, 1861, Daniel Stark company). She was born Nov.
29, 1849. Their children: Harriet b. Sept. 23, 1868, m. Lewis
Wride; Charles Henry b. Nov. 28, 1870, m. Sarah Kay; Ernest
Albert b. Oct. 1, 1874, m. Sarah Douglass; Franklin b. Aug.
16, 1879, m, Theresa Todd; Isaac Walter b. Jan. 23, 1882;
Mabel b. March 12, 1884. Family home Payson, Utah.

Bishop. City and county surveyor in Payson and Utah
county. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah. Farmer;
joiner and builder. Died April 23, 1907, at Pay*on, Utah.

STARK, JOHN DANIEL (son of Daniel Stark and Ann
Cooke). Born Sept. 18, 1845, Boston, Mass. Came to Utah
February, 1858, Joseph Mathews-company.

Married Amelia Webb Dec. 21, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Pardon Webb and Clarissa J. Lee of Payson,
Utah). She was born Oct. 22. 1850. Their children: Minnie
b. Oct. 24, 1869, m. Samuel J. Robinson; James Warren b.
Oct. 24. 1873, m. Malissa Taylor; Lee Cook b. April 8, 1876,
m. Ivy McClellan; Lula b. Sept. 6, 1880, m. John C. Week-
worth; Mary b. April 15, 1882, m. Rey L. Pratt; Anna b.
Oct. 12, 1884, m. Orla E. McClellan; Lesslie Webb b. June
24, 1888, m. Roxy Calder; Zina b. April 16, 1892, m. Jesse A.
Smith waite; Jane b. Jan. 3, 1895. Family home Payson,
Utah,

Assisted in collecting and establishing Payson Sunday
school library; member of Philomathean society; Sunday
school teacher; ward clerk. City recorder for Payson City
three years. Bookkeeper; telegrapher and storekeeper; in
band and orchestra.



STARK, PAUL (son of Martin Stark, born July 4, 1792,
Tofta, Malmohus Lan, Sweden and Anna Dunner, born Dec.
3, 1794, Saxtorp, Malmohus Lan, Sweden, both of Lands-
krona, Sweden). Born Jan. 5, 1830, Sodra Molnge, Saxtorp
Socken, Malmohus Lan, Sweden.

Married Mari Miner Oct. 22, 1858, in Landskrona, Sweden
(daughter of Andrew Miner, pioneer 1861, Captain Woolley
company, and Ingrld Jenson, who married 1838, Landskrona,
Sweden, pioneer Sept. 13, 1861, John Murdock company).
She was born Dec. 8, 1838, in Saby Malmohus Lan, Sweden.
Their children: Elvira Martina b. Feb. 27, 1859, in Lands-
krona, Sweden, d. infant; Martin b. Jan. 7, 1861, m. Christena
Jenson 1883; David b. 1863, d. 1864; Maria Sophia b. April 25,
1865, d. 1865; Ellen Jane b. May 2, 1866, m. Willie Jones 1887;
Hilda Biata b. May 2, 1866, m. Phynias Reese 1886; Paul
Andrew b. Nov. 6, 1868, d. 1869; Lilly Ann b. March 12, 1873,
d. 1875; Helen Elizabeth b. Aug. 3, 1870 (d. 1904), m. Nels
Carlson 1889; Sarah Ingebor b. May 13, 1876, d. 1900; Norman
Mineer b. Jan. 12, 1880, m. Bessie Blight 1911; Eva Constance
b. Dec. 15, 1882, m. Lyman James Matlock 1906.

Married Helena Johanna March 1, 1869, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Andrew Mineer and Ingar Jenson, pioneers,
Sept. 13, 1861, John Murdock company). She was born
July 21, 1847, at Landskrona, Sweden. Their children:
Franklin Emelius b. Dec. 30, 1869. m. Mari Orme 1897;
Edgar Ingomar b. March 31, 1872, m. Mamie Feldstedt
1909; Sylvia Pauline b. March 28, 1874. m. Charley Arthur
Finn 1904; Louise Minerva b. May 20, 1876, -m. Benjamin
Franklin Boothe 1897; Lorenzo Bordeen b. Aug. 9, 1878, d.
1881; Reginald Mineer b. Sept. 1881, d. 1881; Raymond Mineer
b. 1882; Inga Elida b. Jan. 31. 1885, m. Eugene Levy 1908;
Vega Grace b. Aug. 17. 1887, m. Charles C. Maddux 1911;
Helen b. April 25, 1890, m. Eugene A. Terry 1913. Family
home, Brigham City.

Ward teacher; high priest. Minute man. Veteran Black
Hawk Indian war. Worked in Co-op store at Brigham City.
Utah. Butcher; farmer; stockraiser.



STARBtrCK, I. J. (son of Guayer Starbuck and Cynthia A.
Shaw). Born June 20, 1849. in Ohio. Came to Utah 1888.

Married Eva E. Weygint June 12, 1883 (daughter of
William Weygint and Sophronia Blanchard of Salt Lake
City). Only child: Jay G. b. Oct. 1, 1890, d. 1900.

Deputy food commissioner; real estate and mining man.



STARK, SOREST PEDERSEN (son of Peter Sorensen Peder-
strup and Annie Elizabeth Venkel). Born Sept. 5, 1829,
Sorup Sogn, Viborg, Denmark. Came to Utah Sept. 23,
1862, Madsen and Lillianquist company.

Married Ane Sophia Pedersen April 16, 1862, on Atlantic
ocean, who was born Jan. 5, 1838. Their children: Soren
Pedersen, Soren Peter Pedersen, Ane Sophia P., latter three
died; Moroni P., m. Feb. 10, 1897; Inger Elizabeth P., died;
Alma P., m. March 30, 1898; Nephl P.; Joseph P., died.

Died May 15, 1881, at Spanish Fork, Utah.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



STARK, MORONI P. (son of Soren P. Stark and Ane Sophia
Pedersen). Born Oct. 11, 1869, at Spanish Fork, Utah.

Married Sarah C. Hanson Feb. 10, 1897, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Henry Hanson and Annie C. Oleson of Spanish
Fork), who was born Nov. 9, 1871. Their children: Anna
E. b. Nov. 30, 1897; Henry M. b. March 28, 1900; Grant S.
b. Aug. 27, 1902; Mark H. b. Oct. 6, 1904; Elenor Sophia b.
Aug. 29, 1906. Family home Spanish Fork, Utah.

President 129th quorum seventies; missionary to northern
states 1899-1901; member stake board religion classes.
Farmer.



STARLEY, JAMES (son of John Starley and Sarah Lindfleld,
former of Boburg, Sussex, Eng.). Born Aug. 5, 1817, Sussex,
Eng. Came to Utah Nov. 17, 1855, Hooper and William
freight train company.

Married Caroline Mitchel (daughter of Thomas Mitchel
and Elizabeth Sears), who was born Dec. 21, 1820, and died
Jan. 18, 1855, on Mississippi river. Their children: Jane
b. May 16, 1842, m. Anthony Martin; Julia b. Feb. 29, 1852,
d. Jan. 16, 1855.

Married Mary Jupp June 1857, Salt Lake City (daughter
of Thomas Jupp, pioneer, handcart company), who was
born April 29, 1821. Their child: John J. b. March 3, 1858,
m. Elizabeth Payne.

Filled a ten-year mission at Fillmore, Utah. Teacher.

STARLET, JOHN J. (son of James Starley and Mary Jupp).
Born March 3, 1856.

Married Elizabeth Payne (daughter of James Payne).



STARTUP, WILLIAM D. (son of William Startup and Selina
Morris of England). Born Sept. 8, 1846, Wldcombe. Came
to Utah October, 1868.

Married Hager Hick Nov. 14, 1868, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of James Hick and Elizabeth Stiles of Worcestershire
and Birmingham, Eng.; came to Utah in 1873). She was
born Dec. 27, 1844. Their children: William James b. Sept.
6, 1869, m. Dena Nelson; Minnie Alice b. Oct. 12, 1871, m.
Charles Thornburg; Harry Walter b. Sept. 5, 1874, m.
Artemisia Harris; George Albert b. Jan. 31, 1877, m. Emma
May Dunn. Family resided Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah.

Elder. Merchant. Died Jan. 28, 1878.

Hager Hick (Startup) subsequently married Albert Single-
ton Oct. 18, 1883, Salt Lake City. The three children of this
marriage were: Alberta b. Nov. 12, 1886; Hazel b. Nov. 26
1888; Cossette b. Aug. 27, 1894.



STAUFFER, CHRISTIAN. Born at Bern, Switzerland.
Came to Utah 1860.

Married Maria Moser. Their children: Christian; Sam-
uel; Johannes; Susanna; Ulrfch; Elizabeth; Friederich.
Family home Willard, Utah.

Elder. Farmer. Died Sept. 27, 1870.

STAUFFER, ULRICH (son of Christian Stauffer and Maria
Moser). Born March 21. 1838, Redunbergh, Switzerland.
Came to Utah 1861.

Married Verena Brechbiehl August, 1876, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Peter Brechbiehl and Verena Ashbeacher, who
came to Utah 1876). She was born Aug. 16, 1858. Their
children: Henry A. b. Nov. 20, 1879, m. Claudia E. Hughs;
Oliver Wilford b. April 15, 1883, m. La Vourn Hudson; Olive
Rozilla b. June 8, 1885, m. Joseph Bench; David b. Nov. 1889,
m. Pauline Hompson; Adella b. Aug. 20, 1887; Verena Louise
b. Jan. 5, 1892, m. Charles Whitworth; Mabel A. b. July 9,
1895; Ernest Lloyd b. May 9, 1897; Ven Royal b. Aug. 11,
1899. Family home Willard, Utah.

High priest; missionary to Switzerland. Farmer; stock-
raiser.

STAUFFER, HENRY ALFRED (son of Ulrlch Stauffer and
Verena Brechbiehl). Born Nov. 20, 1879, Willard, Utah.

Married Claudia Elizabeth Hughs Aug. 20, 1904, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Hughs and Emma Willie of Men-
don, Utah). She was born Jan. 3, 1882. Their children:
Lynn b. Feb. 1, 1906; Henry Clair b. July 25, 1908; John
Clifford b. Nov. 4, 1909; Faun Elizabeth b. Aug. 16, 1911.
Family home Riverdale, Utah.



STACFFER, JOHN (son of Christian Stauffer). Born Eggi-
wiyl, Switzerland. Came to Utah 1862.

Married Elizabeth Nussli 1864, Willard City, Utah. Their
children: Bertha; Frederick, m. Mary Leaver; Emma, m.
George B. Barker; Susannah, m. Jacob Schiess. Family
home, Willard City.

Elder. Died 1876.

STAUFFER, FREDERICK (son of John Stauffer and Eliza-
beth Nussli). Born Oct. 24, 1866, Willard City, Utah.

Married Mary Leaver June 22, 1892, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Samuel H. Leaver and Mary Spriggs of Salt
Lake City, pioneers 1850). She was born July 28, 1869.
Their children: Fred Leaver b. May 18, 1893; John Harold
b. Oct. 12, 1895. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Seventy; missionary to Turkey 1889-91, and president of
the mission; superintendent 18th ward Sunday school.
Mayor of Eureka, Utah, 1898-99. Physician and surgeon;
ye, ear. nose and throat specialist.



STAYNER, THOMAS JOHN (son of Thomas Colly Stayner
and Elizabeth Pill). Born June, 1828. Came to Utah 1862.

Married Rosa Ann Orrell 1852. Their children: Thomas
Orrell b. 1864, d. 1870; Rosa Emily b. Dec. 11, 1866, m.
A. V. Call Oct. 1, 1883.

Died 1909.



STEADMAN, GEORGE (parents resided Sussex, Eng.). Came
to Utah 1860.

Married Elizabeth Wllkins in 1861, at Salt Lake City
(mother came to Utah 1860, her father died at sea on way
to America). She was born Feb. 14, 1834. Their children:
Jane Elizabeth b. Feb. 16, 1863, m. William Mariott Winter-
ton April 13, 1892; Caroline, m. William North; Sarah Ann,
m. John Hartle; James, m. Miss Winder; George; Mary, m.
Albert North; Edward, in. Louisa .

Farmer.



STECK, CHRISTENSEN PETER (son of Andreas Steck of
Germany and Anna Christena Peterson of Denmark). Born
July 25, 1800, Germany. Came to Utah Sept. 27, 1862, John
R. Murdock company.

Married Marie Sophia Was (daughter of William Was and
Anna Hanson), who was born June 12, 1806. Their children:
Wilkelomine b. Jan. 1, 1826, m. S. E. Houson 1866; Anna
Christena b. 1828 and Andreas b. 1829, died; William Peter
b. April 14. 1831; Jens Fredrik b. Jan. 28, 1833, m. Petria
Bergrethi Mickelsen June, 1861, m. Inger Hanson Dec. 1867;
Johanna M. b. 1836; Peter C. b. 1837; Anna Elizabeth; Anna
Bergethi b. Jan. 8, 1840, m. Soren Christofferson; Anna
Lizzie b. March 6, 1842, m. Eric Ludvigsen; Carl M. b. Feb.
2, 1845; Andreas b. Ju'y, 1846, died; Stephena b. March 28,
1848, d. Jan. 20, 1900.

Married Jane Reid March 28, 1894, Manti, Utah (daughter
of Chancellor and Betty Reid married at Ballycone, County
Down, Ireland). Family resided Bristen, Veile, Denmark,
and Mantl, Utah.

STECK, JENS FREDRIK (son of Christian Peter Steck and
Marie Sophia Was). Born Jan. 28, 1833, Bristen, Veile,
Denmark.

Married Inger Hansen December, 1867, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Hans Henrick and Anna Hansen), who was
born Feb. 6, 1841. Their children: Maria F. b. Oct. 23,
1868, m. George Thurgood Dec. 17, 1883; Petrea b. March 3,
1870, m. David Shond; Mary b. Nov. 17, 1871, m. J. G. Reese;
James T. b. March 2, 1874, m. Retha Dickensen; Heber C.
b. July 4, 1875, m. Clara R. Anderson; Joseph Smith b. Aug.
19, 1877, m. Amelia Deunison; Hyrum b. Aug. 19, 1877, m.
Lillian America; Auna b. Sept. 23, 1879, d. May 22, 1880;
Elrina Inger b. April 25, 1881, m. William Thomas. Family
home Manti, Utah.



STECK, JENS. Came to Utah oxteam company.

Married Marian Vosse. Their children: Jens, Jr.; Mena,
m. Soren Christoffersen; Anna, m. Eric Ludvigsen; Bregeta,
m. Soren Christoffersen; Stophena, m. Mr. Johansen; Andrea,
m. Andrew Poulsen; Hannah, m. Mr. Nelsen. Family resided
in Denmark and Manti, Utah.

Died at Manti.



STEELE, JAMES EPHRAIM (son of James Steele and Eliza^
beth Wylie of American Fork, Utah). Born June 22, 1852,
Manchester, Eng. Came to Utah December, 1856, Edward
Martin handcart company.

Married Elvira Crompton Dec. 23, 1880, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Crompton and Hannah Hardy of South
Cottonwood, Utah, pioneers 1853). She was born Nov. 16,
1866. Their children: James H.; William; Hannah E.;
Oscar W. ; Robert S. ; Emma M. ; Bruce B. ; Laura E. Family
home lona, Idaho. -

President Bingham stake 1895-1908; bishop lona ward;
second counselor to President Thomas E. Ricks five years.
State representative one term; state senator one term.
President and manager lona Mercantile Company; presi-
dent Anderson Bros.' Bank, Rlgby, Idaho; president Idaho
World's Fair Commission at St. Louis; president Eagle Rock
& Willow Creek Canal Company 22 years; member Idaho
State Insane Asylum Board 1907-10.



STEELE, JESSE PIERCE (son of John Steele and Susanah
Jackson of Illinois). Born Sept. 9, 1828, Washington county,
111. Came to Utah in 1863.

Married Nancy Evaline Alexander Oct. 4, 1853, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Horace Alexander, pioneer 1847 with a
division of the Mormon Battalion, and Nancy Walker, died
1847, Winter Quarters, Neb.). She was born Sept. 1, 1836.
Their children: Horace A. b. Sept. 9. 1854, m. Catherine
Martin; Jesse Fielding- b. Oct. 2. 1856, m. Mlna D. Ivie;
Louisa D. b. Nov. 8, 1858, m. John Carter; Nancy E. b. Sept.
25, 1861, m. Roswell Bird; Sarah C. b. Feb. 22, 1864, m.
John Biggs; Daniel W. b. July 6, 1866, m. Mod Doo; Adarn

D. b. Feb. 7, 1869, m. Anna ; Mary J. b. March 1, 1871,

m. Eleanor Taylor; Joseph W. b. July 6, 1873; John P. b.
Sept. 12, 1876. m. Mary Fay; Cora G. b. Feb. 11, 1879. Fam-
ily resided Salt Lake City and Springvllle. Utah.

Married Mary Ann Sornsen May 27, 1876, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Peter and Anna Sornsen), who was born Dec.
28, 1850, in Denmark. Their children: Joel P. b. Feb. 23,
1877; Luella b. Sept. 6, 1879, m. Mr. Toung; Henry b. April



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12, 1882; Susanah b. Oct. 11, 1885, m. Mr. Lillie; Walter b.
Aug. 19, 1889. Family home Salina, Sevier Co., Utah.

Married Emma M. Buettner Oct. 14, 1908, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Eberhardt Buettner and Louisa Reiss, former
of Germany and latter of Illinois married April 2, 1878).
She was born March 16, 1881, Belleville, 111.

Presiding- elder Springville, Utah; first counselor to
bishop; superintendent first Sunday school organized in
Utah county, at Springville; president LaPlatta branch in
New Mexico. First lieutenant in Walker Indian war 1853;
colonel of Nauvoo Legion; captain of the minutemen, the
Springville company, in Black Hawk war.

STEELB, JESSE FIELDING (son of Jesse Pierce Steele
and Nancy Evaline Alexander). Born Oct. 2, 1866, Salt
Lake City.

Married Mina D. Ivie Oct. 16, 1880, Glenwood, Sevier Co.,
Utah (daughter of James Ivie and Sarah West Willeys,
former pioneer 1849, latter 1856, handcart company). Their
children: Minnie V. b. July 26, 1881, m. Claud Allred; Eva

5. b. March 22, 1884, m. James Peters; Pearl b. Oct. 4, 1885;
Mary M. b. Sept. 6, 1887; Chloe V. b. Nov. 12, 1889, m. Alfred
Evans; Elles J. b. Oct. 22, 1891; Roswell b. Sept. 19, 1893;
Glenn b. June 12, 1895; Linn b. Aug. 3, 1897; Dean b. Aug.

6, 1899; Franklin b. Oct. 18, 1901; Harry b. Oct. 16, 1903;
Valgene b. Oct. 20, 1909. Family home Salina, Sevier Co.,
Utah.

Elder; teacher first ward Salina.



STEELE, JOHN (son of John Steele, born 1768, Ireland, and
Nancy Kennedy, born Oct. 15, 1790, Holywood, Ireland).
He was born March 21, 1821, Holywood. Came to Utah July
29, 1847, division Mormon Battalion.

Married Catherine Campbell (daughter of Michael Camp-
bell and Mary Knox), who was born Nov. 16, 1816, Belfast,
Ireland. Their children: Mary Campbell b. Dec. 23, 1840,
m. Joseph Fish; John b. June 2, 1842, and Margaret b. June
17, 1844, d. infants; Young Elizabeth b. Aug. 9, 1847, m.
James Stapley; Mahonri Moriancumer b. May 1, 1849, m.
Emily Bunker April 19, 1869, m. Mary Ellen Jepson May 11,
1874; Susann Adams b. April 28, 1851, m. William A. Bring-
hurst; John Alma b. April 6, 1853; Jane Catherine b. April
26, 1865, m. Peter Jensen; Robert Henry b. Sept. 1, 1857,
d. Infant. Family resided Toquerville and Kanarra, Utah.

High priest; missionary to Las Vegas 1854-56, and to
Europe 1877-78; first counselor to President J. C. L. Smith
of Parowan stake. Major of infantry in Iron Military dis-
trict; marshal of Parowan 1851; mayor of Parowan 1853;
judge of Iron county; Iron county recorder; justice of peace
at Toquerville several years; postmaster 15 years. Worked
on Nauvoo temple. Died Dec. 31, 1903, Kanarra.

STEELE, MAHONRI MORIANCUMER (son of John Steele
and Catherine Campbell). Born May 1, 1849, Salt Lake City.

Married Emily Bunker April 19, 1869, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edward Bunker and Emily Abbott, the former
pioneer 1847, division Mormon Battalion, latter 1850, Aaron
Johnson company). She was born March 1, 1849, in Iowa.
Their children: Mahonri Moriancumer, Jr., b. Feb. 2, 1870,
m. Charlotte Moore Lefevre; John Edward b. Sept. 24, 1872,
m. Zephyr L. Deuel; Arthur b. July 16, 1877, d. May 18, 1891;
Parley Bunker b. July 23, 1890.

Married Mary Ellen Jepson May 11, 1874, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Jepson and Eleanore Nightengale), who
was born Nov. 1, 1851, in St. Louis. Their children: Alice
Eleanore b. Nov. 10, 1875, m. William A. Lee; Mary Ellen b.
Sept. 23, 1879, m. James Marshall 1905; Catherine b. Nov. 10,
1881, m. Job Riding Dec. 23, 1900; James b. Aug. 31, 1883,
m. Almina Wiltshire; Joseph b. Sept. 1, 1885, m. Vivian Maud
Petersen June 6, 1906; Emily b. May 18, 1887, m. Alvin M.
Jensen Oct. 3, 1906. Family resided Parowan, Toquerville
and Panguitch, Utah.

Missionary to Europe 1877-78. Captain In Nauvoo Legion;
Indian war veteran. Superintendent of schools; clerk of
Garfield county; deputy sheriff Iron county; member state
land board 1909. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah
1868. Counselor in Panguitch stake presidency 1879-08;
stake tithing clerk and historian 20 years; patriarch.

STEELE, MAHONRI MORIANCUMER, JR. (son of Mahonri
Moriancumer Steele and Emily Bunker). Born Feb. 2, 1870,
Toquerville, Utah.

Married Charlotte Moore Lefevre Oct. 2, 1889, St. George,
Utah (daughter of William Lefevre and Frances Banks),
who was born March 24, 1873, Panguitch, Utah. Their chil-
dren: Lindsay b. Aug. 3, 1890; Frances Fern b. April 1,
1893; Abigail b. March B, 1895; Harold L. b. Jan. 29, 1898;
Doyle L. b. Dec. 23, 1899; Faymetta b. May 23. 1902; Lila b.
Sept. 12, 1904; Mahonri Arthela b. Sept. 8, 1908; Irene b.
Feb. 26, 1910. Family home Panguitch, Utah.

Garfield county recorder four years; Garfteld county clerk
six years; chief clerk Utah legislature 1901; postofflce in-
spector six years.

STEPHENS, ABRAHAM (son of Jacob Stephens and Eliza
Symons). Born Sept. 30, 1840, Phillack, Cornwall, Eng.
Came to Utah 1866, independent company.

Married Eliza Edwards Jan. 13, 1863, Bristol, Eng.
(daughter of Richard Edwards and Ann Palmer of Bristol).
She was born Dec. 14, 1840. Their children: Oscar E. b.
b. Nov. 20, 1863, m. Florence Tribe; Ida b. July 10, 1868, m.
John W. Wilcox; Ernest E. b. Oct. 3, 1869, m. Mary E. Cole.

Elder. Foreman blacksmith. Died Aug. 4, 1886, Tulare,
Cal.



STEPHENS, DANIEL MONROE (son of John Stephens, born
March 31, 1811, in Davidson county, N. C., and Elizabeth
Briggs, born May 9, 1812, North Carolina married Aug 1
1833; settled at Ogden, Utah). He was born Oct. 4, 1842,
Nauvoo, 111. Came to Utah Oct. 4, 1861, Captain Bates com-
pany.

Married Mary Ann Clark Dec. 21, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Alfred Clark and Hannah Waterfleld married
Jan. 1, 1844, in Leicestershire, Eng. pioneers Sept. 6, 1866,
Samuel D. White company). She was born April 11, 1850
Their children: James Monroe b. July 11, 1870, m. Elizabeth
Crump July 15, 1891; Daniel Porter b. Dec. 14, 1871, m. Mary
Williams June 21, 1900; Mary Magdalene b. June 27 1874
m. Henry Child Oct. 14, 1891; Charles Alfred b. June 6 1877
5tJP*2 ^Stella Staker Sept. 12, 1900; John Taylor b. June 8,
1880 died; Joseph Franklin b. Oct. 13, 1883, m. Nettie L.
Garden Nov. 8, 1905; Samuel Lehi b. May 6. 1886, m. Lillian
Eames Dec. 20, 1905; Walter Clark b. July 14, 1889; Aldo
Briggs b. Nov. 2, 1890, m. Laura Eames Jan. 11, 1911. Fam-
ily home Ogden, Utah.

Missionary in U. S. A. 1881-82. School trustee Riverdale,
1890; judge of election at Ogden three times. Carpenter-
farmer.

STEPHENS, JAMES MONROE (son of Daniel Monroe Ste-
phens and Mary Ann Clark). Born July 11, 1870, Weber
county, Utah.

Married Elizabeth Crump July 15, 1891, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Henry C. Crump and Nancy Cragg, pioneers



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