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1893; Fern b. April 14, 1899. Family resided Bloomington
and Bennington, Idaho.

High priest; bishop's counselor. Farmer and rancher.

WELKER, ADAM (son of James Wilburn Welker and Annie
Pugh). Born Feb. 4, 1853, Alpine, Utah.

Married Clara Osmond Feb. 1, 1878, Bloomington, Idaho
(daughter of George Osmond and Georgina Huckvale, pio-
neers 1855, Hooper and Williams company), who was born
Dec. 4, 1856. Their children: Roy Anson b. Nov. 9, 1878, m.
Lizzie Hoge June 7, 1906; Raymond b. Sept. 19, 1830, m.
Libbie Wright Nov. 9, 1904; Georgina b. Feb. 9, 1883, m.
Milton Floyd June 27, 1906; Rosa b. Feb. 9, 1886; George
Adam b. April 18, 1888, d. June 24, 1899; Nina b. Sept. 6,
1891; Pearl b. Aug. 4, 1896; Clara b. March 6, 1903. Family
home Bloomington, Bear Lake Co., Utah.

Active church worker. Settler In Willard, Utah; moved
to Bloomington 1864. Mail carrier two years between
Bloomington and Franklin.

WELKER, GILBERT (son of James Wilburn Welker and
Annie Pugh). Born Aug. 24, 1855, Willard, Utah.

Married Charlotte Nelson Jan. 1, 1874, Bloomington, Idaho
(daughter of Nels Christian Nelson and Catherine Johnson,
pioneers handcart company 1857). She was born Oct. 14,
1857, Provo, Utah. Their children: C. Olive b. Sept. 24,
1875, m. Daniel Harvey; Catherine Ann b. Sept. 27, 1877,
and Gilbert Anthon b. Oct. 16, 1879, died; Alia Rebecca b
Nov. 10, 1881, m. Melvin Loveland Nov. 30, 1899; Mary
Susan b. Feb. 18, 1884, m. J. G. Watson Oct. 19, 1907; James
Lawrence b. Sept. 21, 1887, m. Beatrice Christenson Oct. 17,
1909; Luella b. May 25, 1886, died; Albert Wesley b. Nov.
12, 1889, m. Ethel Bacon June 5, 1910; Bardella Jane b.
Jan. 10, 1895, m. Charles Rasmusson April 8, 1910; Carson
Nelson b. Jan. 24, 1893; Alfred Nelson b. April 8, 1895; Laura
b. June 18, 1898; Elga Darrell W. b. Nov. 8, 1901. Family
home Bloomington, Bear Lake Co., Idaho.

WELl/IJTG, JOB (son of John Welling of Andlam, Chester-
shire, Eng.). Born Jan. 9, 1833, Andlam. Came to Utah
Sept. 26, 1856, Edmond Ellsworth company.

Married Frances E. Yeoman 1853, Southampton, Eng.
Their children: J. Y., d.; Marion and John, d. infants; Wil-
lard K. b. March 16, 1859, m. Alice Leonard; Annie M. b.
March 19, 1864, m. Orland Dalton.

Married Marietta Holmes May 12, 1866, Farmington. Utah
(daughter of Jonathan H. Holmes and Elvira Cowles, former
pioneer contingent of Mormon Battalion). She was born
July 17, 1849. Their children: Franklin D. b. Dec. 20, 1868, m.
Estella Secrist May 15, 1890; Joseph H. b. June 21, 1870, m.
Effie I. Richards; Jonathan H. b. April 1, 1873. died; Marietta
b. April 5, 1875. m. Joseph A. Sill; Arthur b. Dec. 18, 1877.
m. Phoebe McCloughlin: Rhoda b. Nov. 19, 1880, m. John
W. Taylor; Edward H. b. June 16, 1883; Charles R. b. Nov.
18, 1885.

Married Phoebe L. Holmes Dec. 21, 1868, at Farmlngton
(daughter of Jonathan Holmes and Elvira Cowles), who
was born Feb. 5, 1851, at Farmington. Their children:
Zina Elvira b. Sept. 29, 1869; Elvira A. b. May 2, 1871, m.
Leon 'A. Rose; Job A. b. Aug. 16, 1873, m. Lena Wood;
George A. b. Nov. 11, 1875, m. Judith Oviatt; Sarah E. b.
May 14, 1878. m. Eberhart Zundel; Wilford A. b. Nov. 19.
1880, m. Alice Lyman: Hyruni S. b. July 25, 1883; Leonard
Henry b. Aug. 29, 1886, died.

Married Emma L. Holmes April 28, 1875 (daughter of
Jonathan H. Holmes and Elvira Cowles), who was born Feb.
1, 1856, at Farmington. Their children: Milton H. b. Jan.
25, 1876, m. Sarah B. Richards Dec. 26, 1900; Emma L. b.
July 8, 1878, m. Wilson Earl; Eliza Roxia b. July 18, 1880.
m. John W. Taylor; Horace b. July 3, 1883; Alice Belva b.
March 9, 1886, m. Israel Barlow. Families resided Farming-
ton. Utah.

Missionary to Australia 1875-76; bishop's counselor. Su-
perintendent Farmington Co-operative Store.

WELLING. FRANKLIN DAVID (son of Job Welling and
Marietta Holmes). Born Dec. 20, 1868, Farmington, Utah.

Married Estella Secrist May 15, 1890, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of Jacob Moroni Secrist and Estella Smith of Farm-
ington). She was born April 24, 1874, died Feb. 1, 1909.
Their children: Franklin Moroni; Ray Secrist; Emery Job;
Estella; Ralston David.

Married Emelia Marie Madsen June 1, 1911, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Peter F. and Emelia D. Madsen of Brig-
ham City, Utah).

Seventy; high priest; second counselor to Bishop W. L.
Grover of Garland ward eight years; superintendent Y. M. M.
I. A. of Bear River stake 1908-12. Connected with the
early settlement of Bear River valley.

WELLING, JOSEPH H. (son of Job Welling and Marietta
Holmes). Born June 21, 1870, Farmington, Utah.

Married Effle Irene Richards Feb. 5, 1896, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Calvin Willard Richards and Emma Irene
Walker of Farmington, Utah). She was born Feb. 13,
1876. Their children: Herald J. b. Feb. 16, 1897; Tracy
Richards b. Oct. 25, 1898; Karl G. b. Jan. 30, 1901; Ruby b.
Jan. 8, 1904, d. Jan. 7, 1905; Lawrence Daniel b. May 27.
1906; Mabel b. May 7, 1909. Family home Riverside, Utah.

Missionary to eastern states 1901-02 and in' 1912; first
counselor in bishopric of Riverside ward 13 years; ordained
bishop of Riverside Feb. 18, 1911.



WELLING, MILTON H. (son of Job Welling and Emma L.
Holmes). Born Jan. 25, 1876, Farmington, Utah.

Married Sarah B. Richards Dec. 26, 1900, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Calvin W. Richards and Emma I. Walker),
who was born March 10, 1878, d. March 14, 1905. Their
children: Emma Irene b. Jan. 21, 1902; Virginia b. May
29, 1904. Family home Fielding, Utah.

Married Alice Sylvia Ward May 17, 1906, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Moroni Ward and Eliza Voss of Willard,
Utah, pioneers October, 1863, Daniel Miller company). She
was born July 13, 1879. Their children: Ward Holmes b.
March 12, 1908; Lysle b. Dec. 30, 1910.

Missionary to southern states 1896-98; president Malad
stake 1902-08. State legislator. Graduate of University of

b. Sept. 14. 1890; Lillian b. Oct. 2, 1894; Helen b. June 16,
1896; Dorothy Marion b. Nov. 25, 1899. Family home, Salt
Lake City.

Missionary; one of seven presidents of seventies. Asso-
ciated with the Heber J. Grant Co. Insurance.

WELLS, DANIEL HANMER (son of Daniel Wells, born
at Wethersneld, Conn., and Catherine Chapin). He was
born Oct. 27, 1814, Trenton, N. Y. Came to Utah Sept. 20,
1848, Brigham Young company, captain of a division.

Married Eliza Robinson 1835 at Commerce, 111. (daugh-
ter of Lewis Robinson of Salt Lake City). Only child:
Albert E.

Married Louisa Free in 1849, Salt Lake City (daughter
of Absalom Pennington Free and Betsy Strait of Bellville,
St. Clair county, 111., pioneers 1S48). She was born Aug. 9,
1824. Their children: Daniel Hanmer, Jr., b. Nov. 24, 1849,
m. Geneva Price; Frances Louisa b. March 13, 1852, m.
George Naylor; Rulon Seymour b. July 7, 1854, m. Josephine
Eliza Beatie; Emeline Young b. April 13, 1857; Eliza Free
b. Oct. 3, 1859; Clara Ellen b. Oct. 23, 1862, m. William
S. Hedges; Melvin Dickenson b. July 31, 1867, m. Elizabeth
Ann Young.

Married Martha Harris In 1849. Their children: Martha
Deseret, m. Charles Read; Emily, m. Heber Jeddy Grant;
Heber Manning, m. Elizabeth Beatje, m. Theresa Clawson,
m. Emily Katz; Joseph Smith, m. Annie Sears, m. Mary
Lovell; Edna, m. Thomas W. Sloan; Briant Harris, m. Mary

Married Lydia Ann Alley in 1852 (daughter of George
Alley and Ann Symons). Their children: Catherine; Lucy
Ann; Wilford; Arthur D. ; Mary Minerva, m. Orson F. Whit-
ney; Louis Robison, m. Inga Hansen.

Married Susan H. Alley in 1852 (daughter of George Alley
and Ann Symons). Their children: Annette, m. H. L. A.
Culmer; George A.; Stephen; Charles H., m. Susan Riter.

Married Hannah C. Free (daughter of Absalom Penning-
ton Free and Betsy Strait). Their children: Abbie C., m.
Seymour B. Young; Junius Free b. June 1, 1854, m. Helena
Forbes; Gershom Britain Finley b. Nov. 1864, m. Nellie
Sheets, m. Maud Freeze; Victor Pennington; Luna Pamela,
Brigham, Ephraim and Preston, d. children.

Married Emmeline B. Woodward (Whitney) in 1852.
Their children: Emmie b. Sept. 10, 1853, d. 1877; Annie, m.
John Q. Cannon; Louie, d. aged 18.

Emmeline B. Woodward married Newell K. Whitney (first
husband). Their children: Isabel, m. Septimus A. Sears;
Melvina, m. Maj. William W. Woods.

In the organization of the provisional government was
attorney-general and later chief justice of Deseret; mem-
ber first territorial legislative council many terms; mem-
ber constitutional convention; mayor of city of Salt Lake
1866-76; member city council until 1882, when he was
disfranchised by the Edmunds law. In 1848 appointed
superintendent public works; acted in that capacity in
laying cornerstone of the temple 1853; superintended build-
Ing of old council house, which was used as a courthouse
and as the home of the University of Deseret, of which
Institution he was chancellor 1869-78. Apostle and second
counselor to President Brigham Young 20 years, becoming
counselor to twelve apostles at the death of President
Young. Associated with the military from the battle of
Nauvoo, 111., till disbandment of Nauvoo Legion. He, with
Charles C. Rich, organized the Utah militia, and was elected
major-general by the state assembly May 26, 1849, receiving
the rank of lieutenant-general; under the territorial militia
law was re-elected lieutenant-general April 6, 1857, and
the forces under him opposed General Johnston's advance
Into Salt Lake valley during that and the ensuing year.
During the Indian troubles in Utah and San Pete counties
he took the field in defense of the settlers. Missionary
to Liverpool 1864-65, and presided over the European mis-
sion. Succeeded Heber C. Kimball in charge of the En-
dowment House at Salt Lake City. Directed organization
of settlements in Utah and Arizona. In December, 1884,
was sent to preside over European mission, which position
he held till 1887. President Manti temple 1888. Present
at the dedication of St. George, Logan and Manti temples.

First to develop coal mines in Summit county; operated
lumber mills in Cottonwood canyon; manager Salt Lake
nail factory; established Salt Lake City gas works, and
was interested in many other business and industrial insti-
tutions. Died March 24, 1891, Salt Lake City.

WELLS, RULON SEYMOUR (son of Daniel Hanmer Wells
and Louisa Free). Born July 7, 1854, Salt Lake City.

Married Josephine Eliza Beatie Jan. 18, 1883. Salt Lake
Endowment House (daughter of Hampden Sidney Beatie
and Marion Thankful Mumford of Salt Lake City). She
was born Feb. 10, 1857. Their children: Josephine Louisa
b. Feb. 18, 1884, m. David Douglas Moffat; Rulon Seymour,
Jr., b. Oct. 5, 1S85; Sidney Beatie b. Oct. 3, 1887; Elizabeth

WELLS, JONATHAN SAWYER (son of Judah and Sarah
Wells). Born June 3, 1805, in Grafton county, N. H. Came
to Utah 1850, Captain Johnson company.

Married Margret Gardner June 23, 1829, in Erie county.
Pa. (daughter of Nathaniel B. Gardner and Hannah Briggs),
who was born Sept. 15, 1811. Their children: Lyman Briggs
b. June 12, 1830, m. Bethiah Fordham; Hannah Swanthy
b. Oct. 7, 1831, m. John Memorial McCrary; Otis Nathaniel
b. July 1, 1833, m. Victoria Fordham; Erastus Nelson b.
Feb. 18, 1835, m. Nancy Malinda Whitaker, d. July 28, 1900;
Huldah Mariah b. June 11, 1837, m. Timothy Lish; Sarah
Matilda b. April 15, 1843, m. Richard Drake; Julia Ann
and Judah Smith (twins) b. Oct. 26, 1846, latter married
Ada Lish; Margret Ann b. June 11, 1851, m. David Pinny

Member of seventy; counselor in bishopric of Willard
ward. Justice of peace at Willard. Veteran Indian war.
Farmer. Died July 27, 1867, in Harrison Co., Iowa.

WELLS, ERASTUS NELSON (son of Jonathan Sawyer
Wells and Margret Gardner). Born Feb. 18, 1835, in Erie
county, Pa. Came to Utah with parents.

Married Nancy Malinda Whitaker Jan. 4, 1855, Willard,
Utah (daughter of James Whitaker and Nancy Woodland
of Willard, pioneers 1850). She was born Oct. 11, 1838,
in Davies county, Mo., died Nov. 9, 1909. Their children:
Erastus Nelson b. Aug. 10, 1856, m. Mary Moon; James
Oscar b. Aug. 14, 1859, m. Rowena Moon; Clara Malinda
b. Dec. 21, 1862, m. Benjamin Moon; William Carnan b.
March 1, 1866, d. same day; Margret Marinda b. Feb. 20,
1868, m. Manasah Moon, m. Hance Knudsen; Jonathan
Sawyer b. April 12, 1870; Nancy Myrtle b. May 5, 1875;
Lawrence Ray b. Nov. 4, 1878, m. Annie Bell. Family
home Woodruff, Idaho.

Member seventy at Willard, Utah. Justice of peace;
trustee at Woodruff. Farmer. Died July 28, 1900, Wood-
ruff, Idaho.

WELLS, JONATHAN SAWYER (son of Erastus Nelson
Wells and Nancy Malinda Whitaker). Born April 12, 1870,
Woodruff, Idaho.

School trustee Woodruff, Idaho. Assisted In building
the Farmers' Telephone in Malad Valley, Idaho.

WELLS, LAWRENCE RAY (son of Erastus Nelson Wells
and Nancy Malinda Whitaker). Born Nov. 4, 1878, Wood-
ruff, Idaho.

Married Annie Arbella Bell Nov. 21, 1907 (daughter of
Robert Bell and Lizzie John). Born Jan. 10, 1888, Malad,
Idaho. Their children: Laura Bell b. Oct. 22, 1908; Erastus
Nelson b. Nov. 30, 1910.

WEST, CHATTNCEY WALKER (oon of Alva West, born
June 21, 1795, and Sally Benedict, born Oct. 19, 1800, of
Lee and Lenox, Mass.). He was born Feb. 6, 1827, in Orange
township, Erie county. Pa. Came to Utah 1847.

Married Mary Hoagland May 1, 1846 (daughter of Abra-
ham L. Hoagland and Margaret Quick married Nov. 24,
1825). She was born Feb. 11, 1829, and died Aug. 27, 1870.
Their children: Margaret b. Sept. 1847, died; Chauncey
Walker b. Aug. 3, 1849, m. Sylvia Snow Nov. 9, 1868; Joseph
Alva b. Sept. 12, 1851, m. Josephine Richards March 4,
1873; John Abraham b. June 25, 1856, m. Amanda A. Thomp-
son Oct. 25, 1876; Josephine b. 1861, died. Family resided
Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah.

Ordained a seventy in 1845; bishop of first ward at Ogden
May 29, 1855, and later was presiding bishop of Weber
county for many years. Member house of representatives
several terms. Colonel in Weber military district; briga-
dier-general in Nauvoo Legion. Member legislative con-
vention of the inchoate state of Deseret. Missionary to
Slam in 1852; to England 1863, where he was president
of the European mission. Died Jan. 9, 1870.

WEST, JOSEPH ALVA (son of Chauncey Walker West and
Mary Hoagland). Born Sept. 12, 1851, Salt Lake City.

Married Josephine Richards March 4, 1873, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Franklin D. Richards and Jane Snyder), who
was born May 25, 1853, Salt Lake City. Their children:
Jane b. Dec. 29. 1873, m. John L. Herrick June 1, 1894;
Joseph Walker b. Oct. 1, 1875. m. Mary E. Littlefleld June
1, 1894; Willard Alva b. Jan. 11, 1878. d. Feb. 10, 1880;
George Edward b. Aug. 5, 1880, d. Sept. 10, 1882; Ray Bene-
dict b. Oct. 21, 1882, m. Mary Morrell; Franklin Lorenzo
b. Feb. 1, 1885, m. Gladys Spencer Aug. 19, 1904; Mary
Josephine b. Feb. 11. 1888, m. Reuben T. Evans Nov. 4,
1909; Charles Henry b. Sept. 22, 1890. Family home Ogden,

Married Sylvia A. Child Feb. 24, 1888 (daughter of War-
ren G. Child and Martha Elmer), who was born April 11.
1869. Ogden, Utah. Their children: Sylvia Valencia b. Feb.
1, 1890, d. July 17, 1904; Howard Alva b. Sept. 4, 1891. d.
Nov. 30, 1892; Martha Rosetta b. Dec. 31, 1893; Chauncey
Warren b. Jan. 27, 1897; John Francis b. June 1. 1899;
Dareld Grant b. June 4, 1901; Clarence Vivian Le Roy b.
July 24, 1903; Joseph Franklin b. July 1, 1905, d. Dec. 23,
1908; Pearl Marie, b. Sept. 23, 1907; Fred b. March 1, 1909.



Regimental adjutant in Utah militia 1868, and in 1870
made major of cavalry. Deputy territorial surveyor 1868;
member lower house of Utah legislature 1885; Ogden city
councilman 1878. Went on a mission to England in 1882;
member presidency of 76th quorum seventies; high priest;
member high council of Weber stake and later of Box
Elder stjike; counselor to president of T. M. M. I. A. Had
charge of the preliminary surveys of the Union Pacific
Railway 1880 and 1889. One of the organizers of the Sump-
ter Valley Railway in Oregon 1870 and was made suc-
cessively secretary, chief engineer, general freight and
passenger agent and superintendent. In 1898 he built the
Utah and Western from Milford to Uvada and after its
completion became its superintendent; built the Mt. Hood
Railway from Hood river in Oregon to Dee and was for a
time its superintendent and also its general freight and
passenger agent. Built the Ogden Rapid Transit Company's
Ogden Canyon and Brigham City extensions. He has con-
stantly been occupied in railroad engineering and con-
struction. Engineer on Utah Central Railroad between
Ogden and Salt Lake City in 1870.

WEST, FRANKLIN LORENZO (son of Joseph Alva West
and Josephine Richards). Born Feb. 1, 1885, Ogden, Utah.

Married Gladys Spencer Aug. 19, 1904, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edmund Burke Spencer and Virginia Thatcher
of Logan). She was born May 7, 1883. Their children:
Virginia Gladys b. Nov.' 12, 1905; Marjorie b. Jan. 12, 1909.
Family home Logan, Utah.

Received Ph. D. degree from University of Chicago 1911.
Professor of physics and director school of general science
at Utah Agricultural College.

WEST, DAVID (son of William West, born March
and Hannah Winterton, born 1789, of Oakbrook
shire, Eng.). He was born June 26, 1824. Came
Sept. 27, 1853, Moses Dailey company.

Married Amelia Hooley July 5, 1844, in England
ter of John Hooley and Mary White), who was b
3, 1825. Their child: Charles Henry b. May 14,
Frederikke Claudina Jacobsen. Family home
Grove, Utah.

Justice of the peace; councilman and alderman

24, 1787.


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WEST, CHARLES HENRY (son of David West and Amelia
Hooley). Born May 14, 1846, in Derbyshire, Eng. Came to
Utah 1851.

Married Frederikke Claudina Jacobsen Aug. 17, 1867,
Salt Lake City (daughter of Willhelm Waldemar Alaphelt
of Copenhagen, Denmark). She was born Jan. 12, 1847.
Came to Utah 1860. Their children: Charles Henry, died;
Annie Amelia, m. Andrew Thompson; Hensen J., died; David
Waldemar, m. Elva Vilate Adams; Leicester Gay, m. Mar-
garet Foutz Walker; Minnie and Heber C., died; Alroy
Hooley, m. Eva Marrott; Mary Ellen, Nellie Elmira, William
and Frank, latter four died; Archie C. Family resided
Linden Ward, Pleasant Grove, Utah.

WEST, LEICESTER GAT (son of Charles Henry West and
Frederikke Claudina Jacobsen). Born Jan. 2, 1876, Pleas-
ant Grove, Utah,

Married Margaret Foutz Walker June 29, 1904, Salt
Lake City (daughter of Appollis Benjamin Walker and
Sarah Jane Holman of Pleasant Grove, Utah). She was
born July 20, 1882. Their children: Leo Berry b. April 7,
1905; Burnell Gay b. May 24, 1907; Ray Walker b. Sept.
21, 1909; Rulon Lester b. April 12, 1912.

Missionary to South Carolina 1900-02; teacher in Sunday
school. Miner; electrician; farmer and fruitgrower.

WEST, JESSE (son of William West and Hannah Winter-
ton of Burnswick, Eng.). Born March 30, 1827. Came to
Utah in 1850.

Married Isabella Windley, who was born April 9, 1828.
Their children: Sarah Ann; Caroline; Isabella Ruth; Emma
Selenia, m. William Evans; Jesse, Jr., m. Catherine Alice
Johnson; Alma Henry, m. Adelaide Fullmer; Hannah C.,
m. Heber M. Hawkes; Orson Moroni, m. Annie Williams;
Nephi Thomas, m. Nettie Hunter; Alice M., m. Thomas
Steveson; Matilda, m. Burton S. Rupp; Eliza, m. John Fen-
ton; Nellie May, m. William Foster, Jr., m. John Water-

Bishop's counselor 6th ward 40 years; patriarch nine years.
Was captain of a company that fought Indians in 1863.
Builder and contractor. Died Dec. 24, 1906, Salt Lake City.

WEST, JESSE (son of Jesse West and Isabela Windley).
Born Feb. 20, 1854, Salt Lake City.

Married Catherine Alice Johnson Oct. 10, 1877. Salt Lake
City (daughter of Daniel Johnson and, Catherine Webb of
Toms River, N. J., pioneers September, 1853, Israel Ivins com-
pany). She was born May 29, 1858. Their children: Martha
b. June 27, 1878, m. J. W. Vincent June 27, 1900; Jesse
Leroy b. Sept. 21, 1879, m. Elizabeth H. Snarr Oct. 5, 1904;
Carl Henry b. April 18, 1881, m. Lucy Priest July 3, 1906;
Catherine Isabelle b. Oct. 30, 1882, m. Llewellyn Shurtliff
May 27, 1905; Laverne b. Aug. 4, 1884, m. Edward Cuth-
bert Aug. 1, 1903; Eunice Edna b. March 8, 1887, m. Carl
Schneiter May 16. 1908; Lois b. Oct. 2, 1888, m. Caton W.
Pierce Jan. 6, 1910. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Missionary to Arizona. Contractor and builder. Died
Nov. 16, 1888, Salt Lake City.

WEST, CARL HENRY (son of Jesse West and Catherine
Alice Johnson). Born April 18, 1881, Hyde Park, Utah.

Married Lucy Priest July 3, 1906, Union, Fremont Co.,
Idaho (daughter of Edward Priest and Mary Beus of
Ogden, Utah; former pioneer Oct. 6, 1862, Ansel P. Harmon
company, latter 1856, 'Edmund Ellsworth company). She
was born Jan. 14, 1886. Their children: Bently Irvine
b. May 15, 1907; Spencer Leroy b. Nov. 9, 1908; Mary b.
Dec. 26, 1910.

President deacons' quorum of 26th ward when first organ-
ized. Printer by trade; later occupation farmer.

WEST, SAMUEL (son of John West and Sarah Walker
of Benton county, Tenn.). Born March 30, 1804, in South
Carolina. Came to Utah Sept. 25, 1851, Harry Walton

Married Margaret Cooper Jan. 29, 1829 (daughter of John
Cooper and Esther Fletcher of Tennessee). She was born
December, 1804. Their children: Sarah E., m. William Bar-
ton; John A., m. Betsy J. Fish, m. Mary J. Robinson; lies
Marion, d. infant; Susan E., m. George A. Smith; Emma
S., m. Jesse N. Smith; Margaret Fletcher, m. Jesse N.
Smith; Lyda C., m. Columbus Freeman; "William Moroni,
m. Tryphenia Hobbs; Nancy M., m. John H. Rollins; Samuel
W., d. infant. Family home Parowan, Iron Co., Utah.

High priest; high councilor of Parowan stake. Farmer
and stockraiser. Died 1873 in Washington Co., Utah.

WEST, THOMAS (son of Thomas West and Harriet Moore).
Born Oct. 1, 1852, St. Joseph, Mo. Came to Utah 1853.

Married Emma M. Allred March 11, 1876, Mt. Pleasant,
Utah (daughter of Isaac Allred and Emma Dewy of Mt.
Pleasant, pioneers 1856). She was born Oct. 15, 1857. Their
children: Grace, m. Rasmus L. Madsen; Thomas Wilford,
m. Lois Jordan; Stella, m. Charles A. Hyde; Zella, m. Myron
Turflne; Ray Adelbert. Family home Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

Missionary to England 1898-1900; high priest; bishop's
counselor; tithing clerk. City councilman. Farmer and

WESTESTSKOW, HA1VS (son of Ole Hansen Westenskow
and Maren Hansdatter of Ulslev, Falster, Denmark). Born
Sept. 17, 1835, at Ulslev. Came to Utah Sept. 5, 1863, John
F. Sanders company.

Married Karen Jorgensen Petersen Oct. 18, 1860, Stub-
berup, Denmark (daughter of Peter Jorgensen and Ane
Petersen of Stubberup, both died in Denmark). She was
born March 21, 1839, at Stubberup. Their children: Ole
Peter b. Oct. 18, 1861, d. July 2, 1863; Peter H. b. June 16,
1863, m. Annie Keller; Mary b. March 12. 1865. m. Leonard
Billings; Hannah b. Jan. 27, 1867, m. William Henrie; Hans
b. March 8, 1869, m. Christina Anderson; Louis H. b. Oct.
15, 1871, d. May 16, 1872; Caroline b. April 12. 1873, m. James
Henrie; Annie Christina b. Feb. 6, 1875, m. Louis Jensen;
Maria b. March 17, 1877. d. Nov. 19. 1879; Magdalina b. March
17, 1877, m. William Worthing; William Henry b. May 28,
1879. m. Mattie A. Bodden; Sarah b. April 22, 1882, m. Joseph

Married Karen E. Hansen April 18, 1869, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Nikolai Hansen and Birthe Madsdatter of
Bjorup, Denmark, both died in Denmark). She was born
March 2, 1852. Their children: John b. Dec. 1, 1871. m.
Suexen Chesses; James Peter b. Oct. 5, 1874, m. Olive Bodden;
Margeret B. b. April 8, 1877, m. Isaiah Thomas. Families
resided Manti, Utah.

Ordained high priest Sept. 7. 1890; seventy April 25, 1857;
bishop's counselor 1888-1900; ward teacher 1865-75; head
ward teacher 1875-88. Leader of Manti brass band and
orchestra 20 years; also played for the tabernacle choir
20 years. Farmer.

WESTENSKOW, PETER H. (son of Hans Westenskow and
Karen Jorgensen Petersen). Born June 16, 1863, Albany,
N. Y.

Married Anna Keller Oct. 22, 1886, St. George, Utah
(daughter of Jacob Keller and Annie R. Hemman of Switz-
erland, pioneers 1864). She was born Dec. 8, 1865. Their
children: Annie Zelma b. Aug. 21, 1887, m. William A.
Funk; Alvin b. May 27, 1889; Peter Daniel b. April 14,
1891; Jacob LeMar b. Jan. 22, 1S93; Wilford b. March 26,
1895; Ethel b. Oct. 30, 1898: Florence b. Aug. 7, 1903. Fam-
ily resided Manti, Utah, and Imbler, Ore.

WESTERN, SAMUEt, R. (son of John Western and Eliza-
beth Durham of Tiverton, Devonshire, Eng.). Born March
17, 1817, at Tiverton. Came to Utah 1868.

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