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dren: Edward b. Aug. 7, 1881, m. Clara Bell Stewart; John b.
Nov. 22, 1882, m. Lenora Karren; Margaretha b. Aug. 18, 1884,
m. Clarence J. Collett; William b. Sept. 1, 1886, m. Amanda
Cobb; Pearl b. Sept. 5, 1888, m. Charles Jenkins; Lorenzo b.
Aug. 1, 1890, m. Jennie Cobb; Charles b. Aug. 1, 1890, d.
Infant: Peter b. June 27, 1894, d. Infant; Viola b. Nov. 25.
1896; Leona b. Aug. 31, 1899.

Missionary to England 1899-1901; high priest; ward and
Sunday school teacher; counselor In Y. M. M. I. A. Moved to
Ashley Valley 1885, to Vernal 1886. Farmer and stockraiser.

WATKINS, FRANK (son of John Watkins and Harriet
Steele). Born Dec. 21, 1873, Midway, Utah.

Married Isabell McKowen March 10, 1897, at Vernal
(daughter of Phillip McKowen and Mary Hughes of Vernal,
who came to Utah 1884). She was born June 6, 1875. Their
children: Phillip b. Dec. 26, 1897; Isabell b. Aug. 20, 1900;
Duane b. Dec. 12, 1901; Gerald b. May 17, 1904; Orlln b. July
2, 1906; Burnell b. Dec. 2. 1908; Wlnona b. March 6, 1913.
Family home Vernal, Utah.

Elder; ward teacher. Farmer; merchant; butcher.

WATKINS, ROBERT. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Mary Small man. Their children: Rhoda, m.
Ezekiel Price; Sarah Ann, m. John R. McDaniel; Mary
Matilda, m. Ephraim Healey; Martha, m. John R. McDaniel;
Joseph, m. Tiera Beck; James, m. Fannie Nielson.

High priest. Farmer. Died March, 1869, Alpine, Utah.

WATSON, ALEXANDER (son of Robert Watson and Mary
Miller of Glasgow, Scotland). Born May, 1835, Glasgow.

Married Margarett Miller (daughter of Charles Miller and
Mary Magowan of Rutherglenn, Scotland), who was born
May 18, 1836, and came to Utah with John Sharp company.
Their children: Alexander, m. Elizabeth Linell; Mary Jane,
m. James Snarr; Margarett Ellen, m. Thomas Condey:
Robert William, died; James David, m. Celia Golden; Sarah
Elizabeth, died; John Robert; William Chllds, died: Hugh;
Agnes, m. Robert Booth. Family home 474 South 3d West,
Salt Lake City.

Seventy: missionary to "Dixie" 1872-74. General con-
tractor. Died March, 1901.

WATSON, ANDREW (son of James Watson and Janet Rum-
gay of Kirtle Bridge, Scotland). Born Oct. 13, 1832. at
Kirtle Bridge. Came to Utah Nov. 9, 1856, James G. Willie
handcart company.

Married Jean Allan Oct. 16, 1860, Provo, Utah (daughter
of George Allen and Margaret Matheson of Arbroath, Scot-
land). She was born Aug. 29, 1830, d. March 21, 1882. Their
children: Janet Watson b. July 30, 1861, died; Andrew
Allan b. Dec. 22, 1862, m. Annie Shand; George Allan b. June
14. 1864, died; Margaret Jean b. Dec. 21, 1865, m. Alva N.
Murdock; James Allan b. July 5, 1867, died; Mary Jane
Blood Watson (adopted) b. Aug. 4, 1861. m. John Harvey

Married Maragaret Purvis January, 1881, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Purvis and "Margaret Alexander of
Aberdeen, Scotland), who was born March 8, 1832. They
adopted one child: Isabell Watson b. May 11, 1879, m. John
W. Anderson. Families resided at Provo, Utah.

Member of 45th quorum seventies: missionary to Scot-
land 1877-79; ordained high priest June 20, 1877; first coun-
selor to Bishop John E. Booth, 4th ward, Provo; ordained a
patriarch by Apostle Reed Smoot June 24, 1902. Stationary
engineer and wool-carder. Died Sept. 24, 1908, Lethbridge,

WATKINS, JOHN (son of Thomas Watklns of Rainham,
Kent, Eng.). Born April 13, 1834, at Rainham. Came to
Utah 1856, Martin Harris handcart company.

Married Margaret Akerst 1851. Shear Nast on the Sea,

WATSON, HIRAM ABIPP (son of Nathan Whitney Watson
and Electa Phillips of Chicago, 111.). Born Aug. 22, 1828,
In New York. Came to Utah 1850, with company en route
to California.

Married Rebecca Hendricks June 23, 1852, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Hendricks and Drusilla Dorrls of Salt



Lake City). She was born Nov. 2, 1835. Their children-
Hiram Abiffi, Jr., m. Lovina Hyer. Family home, Salt Lake

Carpenter. Died May 2, 1908, Minneapolis, Minn.

WATSON, HIRAM ABIFF, JR. (son of Hiram Abiff Watson
and Rebecca Hendricks). Born April 8, 1853, Salt Lake

Married Lovina Hyer May 11, 1874, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Christian Hyer and Lovina Hogan of Richmond,
Utah), who was born March 4, 1855. Their children:
Hiram Abiff b. June 30, 1875; Lovina Rebecca b. Oct. 18,
1876; Harriet Caroline b. Oct. 15. 1878, m. John Morris;
Electa b. Oct. 4, 1S80, m. Robert A. Tempest; Zina b. Dec.
14, 1882; Elizabeth b. Aug. 8, 1884, m. Dennis Farnsworth;
Ira b. March 31, 1887, m. Anna Edwards; Cyrus H. and Cyral
A. (twins) b. Sept. 11, 1889; Irving b. April 5, 1894; Oliver
b. Dec. 23, 1900. Family home La Grande, Ore.

Married Addie Jane Wildman Oct. 14, 1885, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Edward Wildman and Jane Baxter, pioneers
Sept. 2, 1868, Simpson M. Molen company). She was born
Jan. 4, 1864. Their children: Glenn b. Jan. 11, 1886; Addie
b. Nov. 2, 1888, m. Theodore Chambers, Jr.; Iniz b. March 19,
1890, m. Fred Lewis; Eniz b. March 19, 1890; Joseph b.
June 8, 1893; Alfonzo b. July 23, 1895; Maggie b. Aug. 14,
1898. Family home Smithfleld, Utah.

WATSON, JOSEPH M. (son of Robert Watson and Barbara
Morcles of Northumberland, Eng). He was born July 7, 1840,
Byldon, Northumberland, Eng. Came to Utah 1857, Robert
Neslen company.

Married Annie M. Thompson March 30, 1861, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Edward Thompson and Marine Ruther-
ford of Warkworth, Eng., pioneers 1863). She was born
1841. Their children: Joseph W. and Annie M., d. infants.

Married Annie M. Davis April 20, 1881, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Charles Davis anrl Elizabeth Morehouse, Who
came to Utah Nov. 12, 1876). She was born Nov. 8, 1843,
Stockfort, Lancastershlre, Eng. Families resided Salt Lake

City councilman for two terms. Assisted in building
Fort Douglas. Contractor; builder. Died Dec. 14, 1885.

WATSON, ROBERT. Lanackshire, Scotland. Came to Utah

Married Mary Cowan. Their children: Agnes, m. Alex-
ander Burt; Robert, m. Harriet Hatfleld; James Cowan, m.
Mary Condie; Mary, m. Mr. Austin; Alexander, died; Hugh,
m. Sarah J. Williams; Jeanette, m. Peter S. Condie; John, m.
Maria Litley; William R., m. Helen Ostler. Family home,
Salt Lake City.

High priest. Contractor and first miner in Bingham can-
yon. Died January, 1882.

WATSON, HUGH (son of Robert Watson and Mary Cowan).

Married Sarah J. Williams in Salt Lake City (daughter of
Evan V. Williams and Sarah Jane Jeremy of Wales), who
was born 1852. Their children: Hettie Ann, m. George
Bowers; Hugh Cowan; Robert, d. aged 10; Sarah, d. aged 4;
Mary, m. Christopher Covitt; Evan B. ; Nugent W. Family
home, Salt Lake City.

Married Mary H. Chapuis (daughter of Louis Chapuis and
Johanna A. Bertoch, who was born Dec. 11, 1826, Piedmont,
Italy, and came to Utah Oct. 24, 1854, William A. Empey
company). She was born Jan. 2, 1862. Their children:
Sarah J. b. Sept. 3, 1887, m. Gustave E. Johnson; Louis R.
b. Feb. 5, 1890; Hugh W. b. Feb. 22, 1894; Alma C. b. June

14, 1896; M. Helene b. Sept. 2, 1899; John W. b. April 27,
1901, d. infant; Daniel B. b. Oct. 10, 1902; Elizabeth A. b.
May 16. 1908.

Married Esther H. Davey, in Salt Lake City (daughter of
Charles Davey and Louisa Maddox, of England, pioneers
Sept. 16, 1859, Edward Stevenson company). She was born
Aug. 1, 1864. Their children: Louisa M. b. June 17, 1889,
m. George Kendall; Jessie T. b. Feb. 18, 1892; Robert H.
b. Jan. 2, 1895; E. Katherine b. April 17, 1897; M. Norma
b. Jan. 13, 1900; Elva H. b. June 8, 1903; Isabel F. b. Nov.

15, 1905. Families resided Salt Lake City.

Married Elizabeth A. Chapuis, in Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Louis Chapuis and Johanna A. Bertoch), who was
born Dec. 12. 1864.

Member 7th quorum seventies; missionary to Scotland
two years; elder; high priest; counselor to President Mc-
Kenzie. Member state legislature; city councilman. Trans-
fer man. Died April 10, 1910.

WAYLETTE, GEORGE D. (son of George Waylette and Mary
Dowsett b. Feb. 14, 1800, former of Essex, Eng.). Born
June 7, 1830, in Essex, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 11, 1857,
Israel Evans handcart company

Married Martha A. King Jan. 28, 1863 (daughter of John
King and Hannah Halls, of England). She was born April
16, 1838, at Hockley, Essex, Eng. Came to Utah Oct. 19,
1862. Horton Haight company. Their children: George D.
b. Dec. 7, 1863, m. Edith M. Garnett Sept. 16. 1891; Annie
M. b. Jan. 20, 1866, m. William Gray June, 1891; John
Samuel b. Nov. 20, 1868, d. May 4, 1869; Herbert K. b. April
12, 1870, m. Effle Van Blaricom Jan. 16, 1$8; Stanley W.
b. Aug. 29, 1872, m. Belle Jamison Nov. 26, 1898; Edwin
R. b. Feb. 2, 1875, d. April 20, 1901; Joseph L. b. June 9,
1877 (d. Feb. 17, 1910). m. Elmina Dye Dec. 24, 1900: Harry
Octavius b. Oct. 20, 1880, m. Ella Ellis July 8, 1909.


Elder. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah in 1861.
Resided in San Pete county a number of years; during In-
dian troubles assisted in building forts; later removed to
Cache county, and from there to Montana, where he died
Oct. 2, 1898. His home was always a home for the mission-

, ' JOHJr < s n of Thomas Wayman and Sarah Wool,
of Doddington, Cambridgeshire, Eng.). Born June 3, 1825,
Doddington. Came to Utah Aug. 24, 1859, Captain Beebe

0' ! M i a J'o r n ed r? arah W 01 Oct ' U - 1843 ' She was b "> NOV.

23, 1820 Came to Utah with husband. Family home, Salt

Married Sarah Jane Connell Oct. 29, 1885, Logan Utah
(daughter of Thomas Connell and Jane Cross who were
married on Isle of Man, Eng.). She was born Feb. 18, 1848
Onchan, Isle of Man. Their children: Sarah Wool b Nov
23, 1884; John Thomas b. Aug. 14, 1887; Ernest Henry b'
Aug. 8, 1889; Frank William b. July 3, 1892; Edgar Wool
b. March 29, 1894; John b. Feb. 3, 1905; Ernest H b Nov
8, 1906; John T. b. Oct. 23, 1909. Family home Centerville

First counselor to Jacob Weiler 1871; ward clerk 1871-87
Director of Davis County bank 1892-05.

WAYMENT, JOSEPH (son of William Wayment and Martha
Brown, former born May 14, 1822, Whaddon, Cambridgeshire
Eng., latter born May 26, 1823, Bassingbourn, Eng. mar-
ried Dec. 25, 1841). He was born Feb. 7, 1844, at Whaddon.
Came to Utah Oct. 3, 1863, "Dixie" company.

Married Ann Reed Aug. 7, 1874 (daughter of James Reed
and Sarah East married 1837, at Whaddon). She was born
Jan. 1. 1852. Their children: Sarah b. Oct. 29, 1875, m.
Joseph E. Hansen April 14, 1897; Martha Ann b. June 2,
1877, m. Louis A. Hansen Nov. 23, 1898; Leonard J. b. Sept.
12, 1878, m. Sarah N. Hodson Dec. 12, 1902; Mary Jane b
May 8, 1880, m. Samuel B. Willis Sept. 18, 1901; Walter H.
b. Nov. 14, 1881, m. Iva Wade Oct. 5, 1905; Hannah A. b.
Aug. 23, 1883, m. Leroy White April 8, 1902; Amelia B. b
July 29, 1890.

Served as missiopary to central states; superintendent
West Warren Sunday school. Road supervisor and justice
of peace.

WAYMENT, SAMUEL, (son of William Wayment, born May
26, 1822, at Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, Eng., and Martha
Brown, born May 26, 1823, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire,
Eng.). Born May 28, 1846, at Whaddon. Came to Utah
Sept. 15, 1868, John Gillespie company.

Married Castina Chapman March 11, 1868 (daughter of
Jonathan Chapman and Julia Smith), who was born April
11, 1850. Came to Utah Sept. 15, 1868, with husband. Their
children: Julia F. b. Dec. 13, 1868, m. Joseph Knight Dec.
7, 1888; Samuel J. b. Aug. 17, 1870, m. Ellen Hulls; Castina
b. Oct. 22, 1872, m. William Slater Jan. 27, 1892; Benjamin
b. Aug. 30, 1875, m. Ida Foy Fox Dec. 23, 1903; William C.
b. Sept. 10, 1877, m. Elizabeth Walker Sept. 21, 1898; Alma
E. b. March 13, 1879, m. Mary J. Slater Nov. 30, 1905; Ethel
R. b. June 25, 1881, m. D. C. Stewart Dec. 12, 1900; Edith
P. b. Aug. 12, 1885. Family home Warren, Utah.

High priest; 1st counselor to bishop of Warren ward
1896; missionary to Great Britain 1893-95. Justice of peace
1908-11. Took charge of the Corrine saw mill and water
works 1871; installed the machinery for Slaterville cream-
ery, also for the Plain City and North Ogden canning fac-

WATMENT, ALMA E. (son of Samuel Wayment and Castina
Chapman). Born March 13, 1879. Plain City. Utah.

Married Mary Jane Slater Nov. 30, 1904, Logan, Utah
(daughter of John Slater and Mary Stanger, of Slaterville,
Utah). She was born Sept. 26, 1882. Their children: Fern
b. Oct. 9. 1905; Byron Slater b. June 20, 1907; Grant Slater
b. Feb. 1, 1911. Family home, Plain City.

Seventy; missionary to England 1902-04. Deputy sheriff;
road supervisor; constable 4 years. Farmer.

WAYMENT, WILLIAM THOMAS (son of William Wayment
and Martha Brown, of Whaddon, Cambridgeshire, Eng.).
Born April 29, 1858, at Whaddon. Came to Utah June 13,

Married Maud Mary Bullock Feb. 20, 1884, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Thomas H. Bullock and Mary Ann Wagstaff;
the former a resident of Nauvoo, 111., a pioneer 1847, the
latter of Cambridge, Eng., pioneer 1863). She was born
July 16, 1867, died Nov. 18, 1900. Their children: Horace
W.; Albert B., m. Alice Ury 1909; Mary Bell; Theodore;
Myrtle I.; Chester; Vernal.

Married Elsie Wade Feb. 6, 1908, Salt Lake City (daughter
of James M. Wade and Isabell Crandel, both born in Utah).
She was born Feb. 28, 1881. Their children: Thora; Russel
Wade; Elaine Wade. Family home Warren, Weber Co.,

Bishop; missionary eastern states 1897-99; Sunday school
superintendent 1882-97; president T. M. M. I. A. Warren
ward 1900 to 1908. Farmer.



WATTS, ROBERT HARRIS (son of John Watts and Lucy
Dalton, of Albemarle county. Va.). Born Sept. 5, 1801,
Albemarle county. Came to Utah Sept. 8, 1850, Aaron John-
son company.

Married Elizabeth Heath 1830, near Raymond, Hinds
county, Miss, (daughter of John Heath of Hinds county),
Who was born Dec. 8, 1815. Their children: Bauldwln
Harvey, m. Barbara Jane Levie and Emma Wheadon; Eliza-
beth; Franklin Moroni; Hyram Smith; Lucy; John; Robert;
Phoeba; James; Eliza Ann, m. Joseph Watts. Family home
South Weber, Utah.

Member llth quorum seventies. Farmer and stockraiser.
Died March 23, 1879.

WATTS, BAULDWIN HARVEY (son of Robert Harris
Watts and Elizabeth Heath). Born April 10, 1835, near
Raymond, Hinds county. Miss. Came to Utah with parents.

Married Barbara Jane Levie Oct. 26, 1856, North Ogden,
Utah (daughter of Frederick and Julia Ann Levie of North
Ogden, pioneers 1852). She was born July 24, 1837, Toronto,
Ontario, Can. Their children: Bauldwin Henry b. Aug. 15,
1857, and Juliette b. March 15, 1860, died; Charles William
b. Jan. 9, 1862, m. Mary Ann Hopkins June 9, 1881; Barbara
Jane b. Dec. 2, 1864, m. Jacob Hopkins; Charlotte Ann b.
Jan. 9, 1868, died; Harvey Franklin b. Jan. 17, 1870, m.
Betsy Hunter; Ettie Elizabeth b. March 21, 1872, m. Lewis

Married Emma Wheadon April 10, 1876, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Wheadon and Jane Seal, Broad Windsor,
Dorsetshire, Eng. ; came to Utah 1879). She was born
Sept. 29, 1860, and came to Utah 1876. Their children: John
A. b. April 20, 1877, m. Alice Dame; Emma Jane b. Nov. 15,
1879, m. Erastus Iverson; Robert b. Oct. 15, 1881, m. Flor-
ence S. Bowen; Jeremiah b. Dec. 6, 1883, m. Lutie Walker;
Eliza Elizabeth b. Oct. 15, 1885, and Lucy Myrtle b. July
21, 1887, died; Ruby Exile b. Feb. 4, 1891, m. Hyrum Iver-
son. Families resided Kanosh, Utah.

Member llth quorum seventies; missionary to England
1874-75; missionary among Salmon River Indians 3 years;
Sunday school superintendent about 5 years. President
Corn Creek Irrigation Co. 5 years; Kanosh Co-op. 25 years.
Farmer and stockraiser.

WATTS, CHARLES WILLIAM (son of Bauldwin Harvey
Watts and Barbara Jane Levie). Born Jan. 9, 1862, near
Huntsville, Utah.

Married Mary Ann Hopkins June 9, 1881, at Kanosh, Utah
(daughter of Charles Hopkins and Mary Edds of Kanosh),
who was born June 9, 1863. Their children: Charles Wil-
liam b. March 15, 1882, m. Margret Ann Bird; Reta Ann b.
June 6, 1884, and Mary Jane b. June 1, 1887, died; Ida Etelka
b. Feb. 9, 1890; Jean b. April 1, 1894, m. Winford Paxton;
Cleon Levie b. April 22, 1898, died; Leah Marie b. Sept. 6,
1904. Family home Kanosh, Utah.

Member 42d quorum seventies; missionary to England
1891-93; Sunday school superintendent. Millard county
commissioner 1901-03. Representative from Millard county
In state legislature 1903-05. Farmer and stockraiser.

WATTIS, EDMUND (son of Edmund Wattis and Hannah
Crumpton, of London, Eng., and Nauvoo, 111.). Born Jan.
20, 1828, in London. Came to Utah 1849, Porter Rockwell

Married Mary Jane Corey June 27, 1852, Uinta, Utah
(daughter of Lyman Lafayette Corey and Elizabeth Wright,
of Council Bluffs, Iowa, pioneers Sept. 28, 1851, Harry Wal-
ton company). She was born July 28, 1835. Their children:
Mary Jaije, m. Joseph Fretwell; Edmund Orson, m. Martha
Ann Bybee; George Lyman, m. Addle Scott; William Henry,
m. Marie D. Slander; Eunice Elvira, m. Archie Bowman;
Warren Lafayette, m. Veda Kay Littlefield; Frank Archie,
d. child. Family home Uinta, Utah.

Bishop. Farmer.

WATTIS, WILLIAM HENRY (son of Edmund wattis and

Mary Jane Corey). Born Aug. 15, 1859, Uinta, Utah.

Married Marie D. Slander Jan. 9, 1888. Their children:
Estella Hope b. Oct. 3, 1889, m. D. E. Rhivers; Florence
Louise b. Nov. 11, 1891, died; Mary Jane b. July 8, 1894;
Edmund b. Aug. 19, 1896, died. Family home Ogden, Utah.

President Utah Construction Co.; director various sugar
companies and Ogden Rapid Transit Co.; Vineyard Land &
Livestock Co., etc.

Active church worker. Called by Brigham Young to help
settle Bear Lake district. Veteran of Indian wars. Sheriff
Cache Co., Utah, several years Died at Whitney, Idaho,
March 13, 1910.

WEAVER, GILBERT EDWARD (son of Gilbert Weaver and
Sarah E. Conover). Born April 24, 1857, Provo, Utah.

Married Mary Ann Gamble Jan. 1, 1877, at Logan, Utah
(daughter of Daniel Gamble and Sarah Yates, former pio-
neer 1861, latter 1857). She was born Jan. 27, 1855. Their
children: Gilbert Daniel b. Nov. 22, 1878, m. Olive Clark
Jan. 12, 1910; Sarah Virginia b. July 7, 1880, m. Robert Holt
Oct. 22, 1900; Pearl b. May 19, 1882, m. Ralph Gayman Dec.
29, 1907; Sylvan Gamble b. March 9, 1884, m. Harriet Maughn
July 28, 1909; Allabel b. Aug. 1, 1887, m. LeRoy Hull June
1, 1910; Mary Setira b. April 16. 1888; Earl b. June 22, 1890;
Baldia b. April 5, 1892; St. Clair b. April 14, 1894; Vivian
b. Feb. 23, 1897; Eva b. Jan. 28, 1900; Lillian b. Aug. 13,
1902; Gerald b. Jan. 18, 1904.

WEAVER, FRANKLIN (son of Edward Weaver and Martha
Rainier, of Scio, Allegany county, N. Y.). Born May 29,
1828, at Scio. Came to Utah 1847, contingent Mormon

Married Chrislianna Rachel Reed 1847 (daughter of John
H. Reed and Christianna Gregory married at Millville,
N. J.). She was born Dec. 1, 1830. Their children: Franklin
Edward b. Dec. 23, 1848, m. Christianna Graham Jan. 18,
1868; Christianna M. b. July 11, 1850, m. Joseph O. Henry
Jan. 18, 1874; Elmina A. b. May 10, 1852, m. George W.
Birch; Mary Jane b. Dec. 15, 1854, m. Henry Hulse; John
Reed b. May 29, 1856, died; Francie Cecelia b. Feb. 19, 1858,
m. Timothy Cummings; Hyrum b. May 31, 1860, d. 1863;
George Gregory b. June 17, 1862 (d. July 10, 1910), m.
Myram Davis; James Dart b. Dec. 14, 1865, d. 1867; Horace
b. Aug. 28, 1868, m. Adelaide Wright; Hannah Maud b. Sept.
19, 1872, m. Wells Davis.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Holmes May 9, 1856, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Jonathan H. Holmes and Marietla Carter
of Kirtland, Ohio, pioneers 1847, contingent Mormon Battal-
ion). She was born Jan. 24, 1838. Their children: Milea
Franklin b. Nov. 11, 1857, m. Sarah Elizabeth Lindsay;
Marietla b. Nov. 17, 1860, m. Enoch T. Hargraves; Marinda
V. b. July 31, 1864, m. Alexander Hargraves; Jonalhar. H,
b. Sept. 21, 1867, m. Estella Curtis; Gilbert O. b. Oct. 11,
1870, m. Hannah Irene Steers; Sarah Jane b. Nov. 3,
1875, d. Oct. 20, 1894; David b. May 8, 1878, d. Feb. 13, 1904;
Phebe May b. June 21, 1881, m. Edward Smith. Families
resided Millville, Utah.

Took active part in Echo Canyon war; member Mormon
Battalion; Indian war veteran. Had charge of church cattle
on Jordan river. Died June 12, 1884, Bennington, Idaho.

WEAVER, FRANKLIN EDWARD (son of Franklin Weaver
and Christianna Rachel Reed). Born Dec. 23 1848 Salt
Lake City.

Married Christianna Graham Jan. 18, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Graham and Hannah Tucker Reed, pio-
neers 1848, Samuel Brannan company), who was born June
15, 1850, Ogden, Utah. Their children: Wallace Watson b.
Feb. 27, 1884, m. Ida Jane Sleighl Nov. 29, 1911, (laller died
May 28, 1912); Eliza King b. Feb. 26, 1893; Rachel Hill b.
Oct. 21, 1902.

WEAVER, MILES FRANKLIN (son of Franklin Weaver
and Sarah Elizabeth Holmes). Born Nov. 11, 1857, Farming-
ton, Utah.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Lindsay Feb. 26, 1884, Salt Lake
City (daughter of William B. Lindsay and Sarah Henderson
of Paris, Idaho), who was born March 8, 1862. Their chil-
dren: Alexander b. Jan. 10, 1885, d. same day; Sarah Jane
b. Feb. 2, 1886, m. Andrew Gregory Sorenson; Miles Franklin
Jr. b. Oct. 3, 1887, d. Oct. 11, 1891; William Jasper b. May
5, 1889; Lula b. Jan. 8, 1891, d. same day; Zula b. Aug. 28,
1892, d. June 25, 1895; Idella b. July 9, 1896; Nathaniel
Holmes b. July 1, 1898; Marietla b. Dec. 5, 1900; Melba
Vilale b. Nov. 14, 1903; Herriman Lindsay b. Dec. 17, 1906, d.
same day; Joseph Smilh b. Dec. 26, 1909, d. Dec. 28, 1909.
Family home Benninglon, Idaho.

Missionary to northern states 1894-96; Sunday school
superintendent of Bennington ward; senior president 114th
quorum seventies. Farmer and stockraiser.

WEAVER, GILBERT (son of Edward Weaver and Martha
Ratmer, of Scio, Allegany county, N. Y.). Born March 2,
1835, Conneaut, Crawford county. Pa. Came to Utah 1848.

Married Sarah E. Conover (daughter of Peter Wilson
Conover and Eveline Golden, former pioneer Sept. 24, 1848,
Heber C. Kimball company). She was born June 31, 1834.
Their children: Gilbert Edward b. April 24. 1857, m. Mary
Ann Gamble Jan. 1, 1877; Peter Wilson b. Nov. 15, 1858, m.
Mary Jane Davis Dec. 3, 1S84; Christina b. Sept. 22, 1860,
died; Zerelda Eveline b. Nov. 14, 1861, m. Frank Kite Aug.
18, 1878; Sarah Janet b. May 22, 1864, m. Liberty Hunt May
5, 1885; Alice America b. April 22, 1866, m. Witt Stoddard
Oct. 11, 1883; Martha Loella b. July 8, 1867, m. Amos Wright
May 6, 1885; Dora Mae b. July 1, 1870, m. Daniel Davis Oct.
29, 1890; Catharine Ann. m. Morris Holmes Sent. 4, 1889;
Alpheus b. Nov. 3, 1874, m. Olive Clark Oct. 29, 1896; Rachel
Ida b. Nov. 28, 1876, m. John Frederic Haycock Oct. 29, 1896;
Houghton b. Sept. 22, 1879, m. Minerva Richardson Jan. 25

WEAVER, WILLIAM. Born in England. Came to Utah

Married (Mrs.) Catharine Beck Johnson (daughter of John
Frederick and Christina Maria Beck), who was born Oct.
27, 1828, in Denmark and came to Utah 1863. Their chil-
dren: George Henry, m. Annie D. Morrill; Joseph, m. Addle
L. Morrill; Willis (Johnson) b. Nov. 4, 1868, m. Emma
Phedora Morrill; Sarah b. August, 1870, m. Heber D. Wiley.
Children took name of mother's first husband Johnson.
Family resided Ogden and Clrcleville, Utah.

Farmer and gardener.

WEBB, PARDONT (son of James and Hannah Webb of Han-
over, Chautauqua county, N. Y.). Born Dec. 26, 1818, at
Hanovi r. Came to Utah 1848.

Married Clarissa J. Lee Jan. 7, 1844, Kalamazoo, Mich,
(daughter of Ezekiel and Elizabeth Lee of Clarendon, Or-
leans county, N. Y.), who was born Aug. 19, 1825, and came



to Utah with husband. Their children: Adelaide E. b.
April 11, 1845, m. Warren Dusenberry; Adolpha D. b. Dec.
9, 1847, m. Althea Loveless; Clarissa A. b. Oct. 22, 1850, m.
John D. Stark; Helen A. b. March 20, 1853, m. Parley O.
Loveless; Martha Jane b. Dec. 19, 1855, d. same day; Pardon
Jr. b. Dec. 22, 1856, d. July 5, 1863; Mary Alice b. June 1,
1859, m. Isaac Bullock Jr.; James Henry b. Dec. 23, 1861, m.
Jane Austin; Zella Lee b. July 14, 1864, d. Sept. 28, 1887.
Family home Payson, Utah.

Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah. Early settler
at Payson, pioneer to Arizona. Counselor to Bishop C. B.
Hancock and city councilman at Payson. Farmer; carpen-
ter and builder. Died July 29, 1892, Lehi, Ariz.

WEBB, SIMON (son of Samuel Webb, born April 6, 1789,
and Ann Furzer, born April 6, 1787, both at Axminster,
Eng.; they resided in Somersetshire, Eng.). Born Aug. 3,
1831, Crewkerne, in Somersetshire. Came to Utah Oct. 17,
1862, Henry W. Miller company.

Married Elizabeth Rowsell Sept. 8, 1851 (daughter of
Robert Rowsell and Susan Perry), who was born Jan. 11,

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