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Member 149th quorum seventies; assistant Sunday school
superintendent; home missionary. Mayor of Emery. Farmer
and stockraiser.



WILLIAMS, THOMAS (son of Thomas Williams, born 1800,
and Sarah Pearson, both of Bedworth, Eng.). He was born
Nov. 12, 1837, Bedworth, Warwickshire, Eng. Came to Utah
Sept. 15, 1861, Ira Eldredge company.

Married Jane Fawson June 27, 1859 (daughter of Abra-
ham Fawson and Ann Hodrienne, latter died May 18, 1864,
on the way to Utah). Their children: Priscilla Jane b.
Feb. 2, 1861, m. H. P. Parkinson; Sarah Ann b. Feb. 6, 1863,
m. Harrison Matthews; Thomas Arich b. Sept. 28, 1865,
m. Anna Bell; George b. 1867, died; James b. July 12, 1870,
m. Merlin Ann Ratcliffe; Esther Helen b. Sept. 13, 1872,
m. Chester Rydalch; Louisa Hannah b. April 17, 1875, m.
Charles Jenkins.

Married Emma Fairless Brown (daughter of David Brown
and Emma Fairless), who was born Nov. 28, 1865, Salford,
Yorkshire, Eng. Their children: John Leslie b. Aug. 19,
1883, d. Aug. 26, 1891; Alexander T. b. May 5, 1886, d. same
day; Charles Guy b. Dec. 21, 1890, d. same day; Clyde b.
Aug. 21, 1889, m. Anna Judd Dec. 20, 1911; Ruth Leonora
b. Dec. 9, 1892.

Assistant clerk of Tooele stake; tithing clerk. Clerk of
Grantsville ward 38 years; city and county assessor and
collector.



WILLIAMSON, JAMES. Born Dec. 19, 1804, Bufford, Lan-
castershire, Eng. Came to Utah in 1850.

Married Ann Allred (daughter of John Allred), who
was born Feb. 4, 1808, and came to Utah Nov. 30, 1856,
Edward Martin "frozen" handcart company; died Dec. 21,
1892. Their children: Elizabeth b. Aug. 8, 1831. d. April
27, 1850; Ellen b. Jan. 17, 1833, m. Benjamin Watts Jan.
1, 1857; John b. Dec. 7, 1834, d. Oct. 30, 1840; Ann b. Oct.
22, 1836, m. Mr. Jose March 1, 1857; Mary b. March 13,
1839, m. William Barton Aug. 23, 1857; Martha b. Jan. 23,
1841, d. same day; William b. March 23, 1842, m. Martha
Knowles April 15, 1865; John b. Sept. 6, 1844, d. April 27,
1886; James b. Aug. 10, 1848, d. July 13, 1850; Betsy b.
Jan. 13, 1853, m. Silas S. Smith, Jr., Nov. 3, 1873. Family
home Paragonah, Utah.



WILLIAMSON, NIELS (son of William and Bertha Blum
of Brevik, Norway). Born in 1821 in Stavanger, Norway.
Came to Utah Oct. 8, 1866, Andrew H. Scott oxteam company.

Married Pernelia Peterson at Brevik, Norway, who was
born May 12, 1814. Their children: John, died; Marten, m.
Inger Anderson; Mary Paulina, m. James Henry Clinger;
John, m. Hannah Sward. Family home Brevik, Norway.

Sailor; farmer; miner.

WILLIAMSON, MARTEN (son of Niels Williamson and
Pernelia Peterson). Born Aug. 26, 1844, Brevik, Norway.
Came to Utah Oct. 8, 1866, Andrew H. Scott company.

Married Inger Anderson July 23, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Paul Anderson and Chartay Hoganson, both
of Dagsdorp, Sweden, pioneers 1862, oxteam company).
She was born April 10, 1849. Family home Lake View. Utah.

High priest; ward teacher; missionary to Norway 1897-99.
Worked on Salt Lake and St. George temples; assisted in
construction of railroad into Utah. Early settler at Lake
View. Farmer and stockraiser.



City (daughter of Cornelius P. Lott and Permelia Darrow,
widow of Joseph Smith). She was born Jan. 9, 1824, on
Luzerne Plains, N. T., and came to Utah 1848. Their chil-
dren: Ira Pratt and Achsa Permelia, died; Cornelius John,
killed Dec. 5, 1863; Polly Melissa, m. William Wheeler Clark;
Lyman Benjamin, m. 'Sarah Ann Munn; Steven Eleazer,
m. Matilda Hall; m. Sopha Clark; m. Malinda Shelton;
Sarah Amanda, m. Albert King Mulliner. Family home
Lehi, Utah.

Elder. Farmer. Died Dec. 5, 1863.



WILLIS, JOSHUA THOMAS (son of Merrill Willis and
Margaret Cherry, former of North Carolina). Born Dec. 12,
1818, in Gallatin county, 111. Came to Utah in September,
1847, captain of ten in John Taylor company.

Married Sarah Melissa Dodge (daughter of Erastus and
Melissa Dodge), who was born June 7, 1827, and came to
Utah Sept. 29, 1847, Edward Hunter company. Their chil-
dren: Joshua T. b. Nov. 3, 1849, m. Mariah Duffln May 31,
1870; Merrill E. b. Jan. 28, 1851, m. Cedenia Bagley May
31, 1870; Sarah M. b. May 27, 1S52, m. Fred Mullens 1872;
Mary D. b. Aug. 2, 1853; Mary H. b. Aug. 14, 1854; Henry
T. b. Oct. 21, 1855, m. Kathleen Dykes 1876; Joseph S. b.
Oct. 23, 1856; Martha E. b. Oct. 13, 1857, m. Mathew Batty
1874; John M. b. Dec. 13, 1858; Lavina L. b. May 18, 1860,
m. Joseph Rodgers 1876; Maria M. b. July 25, 1861; Mary
Agnes b. Dec. 31, 1862; Irena Rebecca b. May 22, 1864;
Rosellah b. May 26, 1865; Rozilpha b. Oct. 19, 1867; George
Albert b. Aug. 11, 1870.

Married Dosha Cherry 1841, who died 1845. Their only
child died.

Married Ellen Oldridge 1864, Salt Lake City, who was
born Feb. 1, 1830, in Berkshire, Eng. Their children: Hyrum
A. b. April 12, 1865, m. Lola Peirce; Richard M. b. Jan. 8,
1867, m. Adelia Buchanan 1889; Franklin J. b. March 18,
1869, m. Elizabeth Kay.

Settled at Provo, Utah, 1849, where he later served as
sheriff; moved to Cedar City 1853; founded Toquerville
1858. Set apart bishop of that ward Nov. 18, 1861; coun-
selor to Bishop Isaac Higbee. Veteran Walker, Black Hawk
and Navajo Indian wars. Moved to Arizona 1879.

WILLIS, MERRILL E. (son of Joshua T. Willis and Sarah
Melissa Dodge). Born Jan. 28, 1851, Provo, Utah.

Married Cedenia Bagley May 31, 1870 (daughter of Daniel
Bagley and Mary Wood), who was born Nov. 22, 1854,
Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah. Their children: Merrill B. b.
Aug. 18, 1871, m. Sarah C. Kay 1889; Thomas H. b. Dec.
8, 1873; Samuel B. b. Aug. 13, 1876, m. Mary J. Wayment
1901; Mary b. June 25, 1880; Lily b. Sept. 1881, m. A. L.
Russell 1896; Cedenia b. Sept. 24, 1885, m. C. Wayment
1905; Daniel B. b. Nov. 15, 1889, m. Viola Brown 1909; Joseph
E. b. July 29, 1893; Emanuel B. b. July 16, 1896.

Ordained teacher April 25, 1866; priest Feb. 2, 1869; elder
May 31, 1870; bishop Taylor ward, Arizona, 1882; seventy
Dec. 14, 1884; high priest Nov. 16, 1885; superintendent of
Sunday school and president of T. M. M. I. A. for several
years. Went with parents to Cedar City, Iron Co., Utah,
1853; moved to Toquerville 1858; to Arizona 1878; to New
Mexico 1894; returned to Warren, Weber Co., Utah.
Minuteman in Indian wars under Col. J. D. L. Peirce.

WILLIS, MERRILL E., JR. (son of Merrill E. Willis and
Cedenia Bagley). Born Aug. 18, 1871, Toquerville, Utah.

Married Sarah C. Kay Oct. 30, 1889, St. George, Utah
(daughter of William Kay and Katherine Jones), who was
born in 1870. Their children: Melissa b. Dec. 24, -1890;
Arthur W. b. Sept. 23, 1892; Boyd M. b. Jan. 18, 1895; Grace
b. Jan. 14, 1897; Katherine b. Feb. 9, 1899; Hazel b. Sept.
24, 1901; Dora C. b. Aug. 25, 1903; Clifford T. b. Aug. 9,
1905; Josephine b. July 13, 1907; Gladius b. May 5, 191*.
Family resided Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.



WILLIES, IRA JONES (son of Eleazar Willies and Achsa

Jones of New York). Born Jan. 21, 1812, in New York.

Came to Utah 1847 with advance party of Mormon Battalion.

Married Melissa Lott (Smith) May 18, 1849, Salt Lake



WILLIS, WILLIAM WESLEY (son of Merrill Willis and
Margaret Cherry of Hamilton county. 111.). Born Aug. 16,
1811, in Hamilton county. Came to Utah July 29, 1847, James
Brown contingent of Mormon Battalion.

Married Jane Willis 1833 in Hamilton county. 111. (daugh-
ter of John Willis of Hamilton county). She was born
Aug. 17, 1812. Their children: Ann C. m. Willis Young;
John H., m. Frances Reeves; Mary Lucretia, m. J. T. Brown;
Lemuel M., m. Eliza Webb; Thomas Tillman, m. Ann
Louisa Pratt; Josephine, m. William J. Cox; William Wes-
ley, m. Gabrilla Stratton; George Albert; Margaret Jane.
Family home Big Cottonwood, Utah.

Missionary to Iron county 1853-58. Mayor Cedar City.
Millwright; farmer. Died April 8, 1872, Beaver City, Utah.

WILLIS, WILLIAM WESLEY (son of William Wesley Wil-
lis and Margaret Jane Willis). Born May 14, 1846, Nash-
ville, Iowa. Came to Utah Sept. 28, 1847, John Nebekr
company.

Married Gabrilla Stratton March 22. 1870, Virgin City,
Washington Co., Utah (daughter of Anthony J. Stratton
and Martha Jane Lane of Virgin City, pioneers 1849). She
was born Oct. 16, 1850. Their children: Delilah Jane b.
Jan. 28, 1871, m. Alma R. Turley; Frances Ann b. June
12, 1872; William Wesley b. April 16, 1873; Anthony Lorum
b. June 29, 1874; George Ramey b. Dec. 14, 1875; Sixtus
Ellis b. July 14, 1877; Mary Josephine b. Feb. 10, 187S,
m. Stephen H. Duncan; Martha Augusta b. April 20, 1881,
m. William E. Stratton; Ida b. April 4, 1883, m.



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Despain; Joseph S. b. March 2, 1885, m. Willmirth Flake;
Altha Gabrilla b. April 28, 1887, m. Asburn H. Douglas;
John Irvln b. May 1, 1889; Lucretia D. b. Nov. 8, 1891;
Leo Adlson b. July 8, 1894. Family home Snowflake, Ariz.
Missionary to North Carolina 1885-86; member Snow-
flake stake high council. Justice of peace; selectman in
Virgin City, Utah; justice of peace at Snowflake. Farmer
and brickmaker.



WILSON, BENJAMIN (son of Robert Wilson, born 1773
in County Down, Ireland, died 1843, and Jennie Ryan of
Scotland). He was born Jan. 1, 1810, in County Down, Ire-
land. Came to Utah Sept. 2, 1868.

Married Mary Bell July 12, 1844, Kilmaurs, Scotland
(daughter of Stuart Bell and Catherine McPhail), who was
born Oct. 31, 1820, in Ayrshire, Scotland; died Sept. 23,
1886, Ogden, Utah. Their children: Robert Bell b. Sept. 23,
1845. m. Henrietta Almeda Emmet May 15, 1871; Helen b.
in 1847; Jane, died; William Gibson b. May 6, 1850, m.
Mary Wahlen April 26, 1881; Isaac, died; John Lyon b.
Oct. 20, 1853, m. Ellen Moore; James, died; Isaac 2d b.
May 6, 1858, m. Elizabeth Baird; Andrew Hunter b. Oct.
23, 1859 (died March 5, 1880), m. Mary Ann Chase Oct.
11, 1885.

Died March 5, 1880, Ogden, Utah.

WILSON, WILLIAM GIBSON (son of Benjamin Wilson and
Mary Bell). Born May 6, 1850, Hurlford, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Came to Utah Sept. 2, 1868, with father.

Married Mary Wahlen April 26, 1881, Ogrden, Utah (daugh-
ter of Michael Wahlen b. 1834 in Germany; died May 12,
1889, Globe, Ariz., and Mary Ternes, born April 7, 1836,
daughter of Peter Ternes and Margaret Sherf). She was
born March 4, 1861, Ogden, Utah. Their children: Mary
Bell and Emily, drowned April 26, 1889; William; Robert;
Hattie; Flora.

Was present at the great celebration held at Promontory
Hill, Utah, at completion of Union Pacific railroad, which
made railroad connection from Atlantic to the Pacific.
Commissioner Weber county 1895-96 and 1900-06. Built
"The Hermitage," a summer hotel in Ogden Canyon, one
of the largest log buildings in America.



WILSON, GEORGE CLINTON (son of Bradley B. Wilson
and Polly Gill of Vermont). Born Aug. 23, 1800, in Ver-
mont. Came to Utah Aug. 29, 1853, Daniel A. Miller
company.

Married Elizabeth Kinney in 1826 (daughter of Aaron
Kinney and Mary Pearce married Jan. 29, 1792). She was
born 1805; came' to Utah with husband; died Jan. 13, 1892,
Hooper, Utah. Their children: Emily b. April 6, 1827;
Lewis Kinney b. April 10, 1828, m. Emily Reval 1849;
Polly b. Nov. 24, 1829; Thomas Jefferson b. March 25,
1832, m. Mary Ann Sewell 1869; Patty b. March 25, 1832,
m. Hyram Kempton 1858; Aaron C. b. Nov. 15, 1834, m.
Mary Johnson; Nancy Jane b. July 7, 1835, m. A. J. Hunt;
Bradley B. b. May 1, 1837, m. Elizabeth Western 1873;
Whitford Gill b. April 1, 1839, m. Hannah Wardsworth and
Jane Mathews; Bushrod W. b. Dec. 5, 1840; Avra Elizabeth
b. Feb. 19, 1843; William b. Oct. 21, 1847, m. Mary Ann
Western 1873.

Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah. School teacher.
Died May 9, 1874, Ogden, Utah.

WILSON, THOMAS JEFFERSON (son of George Clinton
Wilson and Elizabeth Kinney). Born March 25, 1832, In
Richland Co., Ohio. Came to Utah Aug. 28, 1853, Daniel
Miller company.

Married Mary Ann Sewell April 19, 1869 (daughter of
Joseph Sewell and Emily Elliott married January, 1841,
Yarmouth, Eng., pioneers Sept. 6, 1861, Job Pingree com-
pany). She came to Utah with parents. Their children:
Thomas Jefferson, m. Elizabeth Hunter; Martha Jane, m.
M. F. Moore; Emily Florence, m. C. B. Tracy; George
Clinton; Charles Edward.

First settlers to Wilson ward. Assisted in bringing
Immigrants to Utah. School trustee 14 years at Wilson
ward. Donated one and a half acres of land for a school-
house. Road supervisor and justice of peace. First assist-
ant Sunday school superintendent of Wilson ward and
donated land for meeting house.



WILSON, JAMES T. (son of Thomas Wilson and Jane Ellis
of Ireland). Born Oct. 7, 1828, in Ireland. Came to Utah
Sept. 3, 1852, Abraham O. Smoot company.

Married Isabella Ross Nov. 16, 1855, Salt Lake City
(daughter of David Ross and Rossana Prunta of Scotland).
She was born Feb. 26, 1836, and came to Utah October,
1854. Their children: James Brigham, m. Maragrette
Powell; Thomas Ross, m. Susannah Sheets; David John,
m. Maggie Willett; Isabella, m. Jacob P. Olson; William
Walter, m. Elizabeth Bailey Coleman; m. Bertha Sundereg-
ger; Jarrod, d. infant. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Married Emily Mallissia Handcock (daughter of L. W.
Handcock), who was born Sept. 24, 1850. Their children:
Levl Ward b. Aug. 6, 1867, and Emily Mallissia b. Dec.
20, 1869, and Elizabeth Clayburn b. Jan. 15, 1871, died.
Family home. Salt Lake City.

Married Annie Walker Feb. 8, 1877, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Walker and Annie McOuire of Scot-
land). She was born April 30, 1856. Their children: George



Walker b. March 3, 1878, died; Daniel Hanmer b. May
10, 1880; Joseph Fielding b. Aug. 29, 1883, m. Belle Gib-
bons; Rachel b. Aug. 16, 1886, m. William Buhler; Ellen
Marianna b. March 10, 1889; Charles Innes b. Sept. 6,
1891; Ruth b. Jan. 13, 1894, died; Cordelia b. Aug. 23, 1895.
Family home Midway, Utah.

Married Margeret Walker Dec. 19, 1877, Salt Lake City
(daughter of William Walker and Annie McGuire of Scot-
land). She was born 1851. Their children: Annie Terresa
b. Nov. 8, 1878. m. James Ritchie; Margeret Walker b.
Jan. 14, 1881, m. James L. Wright; Mary Ellis b. May
15, 1883, m. Murray Davis. Family home Midway, Utah.

Farmer and stockraiser. Died at Midway Sept. 26, 1905.

WILSON, JAMES BRIGHAM (son of James T. Wilson and
Isabella Ross). Born Oct. 22, 1856, Carson City, Nev.

Married Maragrette Powell Sept. 29, 1881, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Reese Powell and Maragrette Morgan of
Wales). She was born Sept. 2, 1858. Their children:
James Brigham b. July 12. 1882, m. Lota Eliza Huffaker;
Maragrette Edna b. April 22, 1884, m. William G. Young;
David John b. Oct. 27, 1887; Isabella Ethyl b. Dec. 11,
1889; Reese Arthur b. Jan. 13, 1896; Elizabeth Edith b. May
22, 1898. Family home Midway, Utah.

High priest; member of bishopric; first counselor to
Bishop Probst; ward teacher. Mayor 5 terms; senator 1
term, and representative 2 terms. Farmer and stockraiser.

WILSON, WILLIAM WALTER (son of James T. Wilson
and Isabella Ross). Born Sept. 22, 1863, Salt Lake City.

Married Elizabeth Bailey Coleman March 21, 1894, Salt
Lake City (daughter of William Coleman and Mary Clot-
worthy of England). She was born in 1873. Their chil-
dren: Mable b. Jan. 13, 1895, died; William Rondo b. March
1, 1896; Cecil b. May 4, 1899; Elizabeth Isabella b. Jan. 20,
1901. Family home Midway, Utah.

Married Bertha Sonderegger Dec. 23, 1903, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Sonderegger and Bertha Buhler of
Salt Lake City). She was born June 22, 1880. Their chil-
dren: Evelyn Bertha b. Nov. 6, 1904; Amos Milton b. Oct.
3, 1906; Grant Ellis b. Dec. 31, 1910.

Teacher of theology; missionary to central states 1908-
10; high priest. Member town board; constable; secre-
tary Midway waterworks. Farmer and stockraiser.

WILSON, DANIEL HANMER (son of James T. Wilson and
Annie Walker). Born May 10, 1880, Midway, Utah.
Deacon. Engaged in mining. Resided at Midway.



WILSON, LEWIS DUNBAR (son of Bradley B. Wilson and
Polly Gill of Nauvoo). Born June 2, 1805, Chittenden, Vt.
Came to Utah Sept. 9, 1853, Daniel A. Miller and Sept. 17,
John W. Cooley company.

Married Nancy Waggoner July 11, 1830 (daughter of
David and Therna Waggoner), who was born in 1810, died in
1851. Their children: Lovina b. July 15, 1831, m. John
Brown Feb. 25, 1854; Lemuel Green b. Oct. 22, 1832; Oliver
Granger b. July 1, 1836, died; Almeda b. April 19, 1838,
m. James Dailey; Lewis Dunbar, Jr., b. Sept. 21, 1840, m.
Catherine Wiggins Dec. 31, 1862; David b. June 21, 1842,
m. Maria Drake; Mary Malinda b. Jan. 21, 1845, died;
Malissa b. Feb. 22, 1847, m. Joseph Sewell; George Miles
b. May 13, 1849; Samuel b. July 19, 1851, m. Eliza Racham.

High councilor in Nauvoo at time of Joseph Smith's death;
high councilor Ogden.

WILSON, LEWIS DUN-BAR (son of Lewis Dunbar Wilson
and Nancy Waggoner). Born Sept. 21, 1840, in Nauvoo, 111.

Married Catherine Wiggins Dec. 31, 1862, Ogden (daugh-
ter of Ebenezer Fairchild Wiggins, pioneer, 1852, Henry
Miller company, and Elenor Moore, pioneer). She was born
April 13, 1845, Crooked Creek, 111. Their children: Cath-
erine Rozilla b. Oct. 15, 1863, m. Brigham H. Bingham Jan.
17, 1884; Jennie b. April 18, 1865, m. Elijah Bingham Jan.
17, 1884; Martha Vilate b. Feb. 22, 1867, m. Daniel J. Mur-
dock Sept. 16, 1885; Mary Elizabeth b. Sept. 27, 1868, m.
George B. Wintle Nov. 1885; Sarah Lettle b. Dec. 11, 1870,
m. John Lingreen June 21, 1895; William Lewis b. Nov.
26, 1872, died; Ezra Dunbar b. Oct. 30, 1873, m. Rebecca
Davis Jan. 30, 1901; Elveretta Annie b. Jan. 22, 1877, m.
John Isaac Watson April 12, 1899; Pearl Ellen b. Dec. 4
1879, m. Ulysses Fay Campbell Oct. 8, 1903; Arthur Ebenezer
b. April 6, 1884.

Married Eliza Eleanor Hunt March 10, 1873, Salt Lake
City (daughter of William Bradford Hunt and Eleanor
Wiggins), who was born Aug. 29, 1856, Ogden, Utah. Their
children: Rosella May b. June 12, 1874, m. John S. Bowker
Nov. 27, 1895; Enoch Albert b. Sept. 14, 1876, m. Effle
Williams Nov. 27, 1901; Joseph LInord b. Dec. 21, 187S, .
m. Lucy Dean Feb. 28, 1906; Lola Eleanor b. May 8, 1881,
m. Andrew C. Jensen Nov. 19, 1902; Ethel Rebecca b. Dec.
15, 1883, m. E. Leroy Harrison Oct. 1, 1909; Maude Eliza
b. Sept. 4, 1886, m. A. Rowley Babcock Dec. 18, 1912. Fam-
ilies resided at Ogden, Utah, and at Riverside, Idaho.

Counselor to the bishop of Blackfoot 4 years; counselor
to president high priests quorum Blackfoot stake, Idaho.
Assisted immigrants to Utah with Harry Miller company
In 1862.

WILSON, EZRA DUNBAR (son of Lewis Dunbar Wilson
and Catherine Wiggins). Born Oct. 30, 1873, Ogden, Utah.
Married Rebecca Davis Jan. 30, 1901, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of Jarriod M. Davis and Harriet Jane Osborn), who
was born June 17, 1879, Montpelier, Idaho. Their chil-



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dren: Erma Rebecca b. Nov. 12, 1901; lone Harriet b. May
25 1904; Vaughn Rebecca b. Aug. 6, 1906; Wane Ezra b.
June 20, 1908; Var D. b. April 22, 1911.

Ordained a seventy in Salt Lake City 1898; missionary to
northeastern states in 1898.



WILSON, LYCITRGITS (son of Guy C. Wilson, born 1805
in New York, and Elizabeth Hunter, both of Richland Co.,
Ohio). He was born Feb. 27, 1828. in Richland Co., Ohio.
Came to Utah June 27, 1851, Benjamin Holladay company.

Married Lois Ann Stevens Dec. 29, 1849 (daughter of
Arnold Stevens and Lois Coon of Ontario, Canada; former
pioneer 1847, contingent Mormon Battalion, Co. "D," latter
a pioneer 1852). She was born Dec. 15, 1835, and came
to Utah with husband. Their children: Lycurgus Arnold
b. Nov. 7, 1856, m. Alice Tucker Oct. 9, 1876; Lois Elizabeth
b. March 1, 1859; Ellen Adelia b. Oct. 11, 1861, m. Philip
H. Hurst; Guy C. b. April 10, 1864, m. Elizabeth Hartsourg
Sept. 25, 1885; Justin b. Sept. 19, 1866; Mary Mehitable
b. May 14, 1869, m. Philip H. Hurst; Viola b. Nov. 27,
1871, m. Andrew Peterson; Lucy Arabella b. Oct. 23, 1874,
m. Thomas Anderson. Family home Fairview, Utah.

High priest. Postmaster at Fairview 13 years; justice of
peace 1872-74 and 1876-78. Veteran Indian wars.



WILSON, ROBERT (son of William Wilson and Catherine
Davis of Overton, Flintshire, Wales). Born April 29, 1819,
Lightwoodgreen, Flintshire, Wales. Came to Utah 1849.

Married Mary Ann Point June 23, 1843, New Portage,
Summit Co., Ohio (daughter of Nathan and Eleanor Point
of Ohio, pioneers 1849). She was born Jan. 14, 1816. Their
children: Catherine b. May 7, 1844; William G. b. Sept. 8,
1845; Phoebe Ann b. Sept. 25, 1847; Robert b. Oct. 1, 1850;
Robert H. b. Dec. 31, 1851. Family home, Ohio.

Married Mary Ann Boldwine 1S49, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Caleb Boldwine), who was born March 9, 1823. Their
children: Robert C. b. Aug. 17, 1849, m. Lena Lay; Richard
E. b. July 23, 1853; Mary Ann A. b. Nov. 16, 1854, m.
Joseph Lay; Leonora A. b. June 18, 1856; George B. b.
Dec. 8, 1858; Heber J. b. Aug. 28, 1860. Family home Kays-
ville, Utah.

Married Ann Blood June 26, 1853, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of William Blood and Mary Stretten of Nauvoo, 111.,
pioneers 1849, Horton D. Haight company). She was born
Aug. 13, 1837. Their children: William H. b. Dec. 11, 1854,
m. Margret Cook; James D. b. Nov. 12, 1856; Robert L.
b. Jan. 11, 1859, m. Olive E. Dahlquist; Mary A. b. June
20, 1861, m. William F. Rawson; Ann Wilson b. Dec. 4,
1863, m. Ephraim W. Bird; Ellen M. b. Jan. 29, 1866; Jane
W. b. Feb. 16. 1868, m. Lewis A. Critchfield; Margret A.
b. Jan. 11, 1871; Benjamin F. b. July 15, 1872, m. Rebecca
H. Hawkins; Alfred b. Sept. 12, 1874, m. Nora McMurry;
Daniel B. b. Nov. 16, 1876, m. Edith Clark; Olive V. b.
Feb. 1, 1879, m. William T. Harper; Rosetta Wilson b.
May 16, 1881. Family home Harrisville, Utah.

Married Mary Blood April 3, 1857, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of William Blood and Mary Stretten of Nauvoo, 111.,
pioneers 1849, Horton D. Haight company). She was born
May 29, 1842. Their children: Robert S. b. March 31, 1860,
m. Charlotte Cole; Joseph W. b. Dec. 26, 1861, m. Emily
Stronberg; John S. b. March 31, 1864; Charles R. b. May 27,
1866, m. Josephine Samuelson; Ether L. b. May 10, 1868,
m. Clara Critchfield; Hyrum b. April 11, 1870; Willard b.
March 29, 1871; Lorin B. b. Aug. 31, 1872, m. Elizabeth
McMurry; Mary E. b. Nov. 20, 1874, m. Joseph McBride;
Jessie b. Dec. 12, 1876; Florence M. b. May 4, 1879, m.
Joseph Permer; David b. April 26, 1881; Parley b. June
7, 1882, m. Phoebe McMurry; Lillian b. Oct. 28, 1885, m.
Raymond McMurry. Family home, Harrisville.

Missionary to eastern states and England; patriarch;
high councilor in Weber stake. Pioneer to Oakly, Idaho.
Died Sept. 18, 1895, In Idaho.



WILSON, WELLINGTON PAUL (son of Deliverance Wilson
and Lovina Fairchild of Vermont and Ohio). Born Feb.
1, 1814, near Burlington, Vt. Came to Utah Oct. 4, 1864,
William Warren company.

Married Elizabeth Boardman Smith Dec. 13, 1836, Kirt-
land, Ohio (daughter of Ira, pioneer Oct. 4, 1864, William
Warren company, and Philomela Smith, who afterward
was the wife of James Lake and came to Utah with him
1849, both of Ontario, Canada). She was born Jan. 27,
1817. Their children: Stephen F. b. Sept. 27, 1837, m. Hester
Brown, m. Sarah Jane Brown; Wellington Paul b. Oct.
28, 1838, died; Sidney Smith b. Dec. 7, 1839 (died 1909),
m. Nancy Brisendine; Maryette b. Sept. 18, 1841, d. 1856;
Elizabeth b. Oct. 9, 1843, d. 1864; Sarah Alice b. Jan. 27,
1846, d. 1864; Clarissa Jane b. April 4, 1848, d. 1864; Ira
Lyman b. June 4, 1852, m. Lavina Shurtliff, m. Roxey Bal-
lard; Oliver Cowdery b. April 15, 1855 (d. 1896), m. Anette
Clifford; Joseph Ellis b. May 2, 1858, m. Lerona A. Monroe
Martin, m. Esther A. Ricks. Family resided in Ohio, Illi-
nois, Iowa and Utah.

Married Rebecca McBride 1846 (daughter of Amos and
Kezia McBride of Iowa and Grantsville, Utah, pioneers
Oct. 4, 1864. William Warren company). She was born
April 14, 1828, and came to Utah with husband. Their
children: Esther Evaline b. Aug. 25, 1848, m. Lev! W.



Hancock, Jr.; Ellen b. Nov. 2, 1850, m. Albert A. Steele;
Martha b. July 1852, d. 1864; Marcus b. Feb. 26, 1854, d.
1864; Emma Catherine b. Feb. 28, 1856 (d. July 1900), m.
Orrin Barrus; Almira b. March 25, 1858, m. Elisha Hub-
bard; Fanny b. May 1860, d. 1864; Lavina b. Nov. 1861, d.
1864; Grace b. 1864, d. 1865; Mabel b. 1866, died; Rebecca
b. Sept. 1868, m. Mr. Wilson. Family home Hillsdale, Utah.
Missionary to New England 1869-70. Settled at St.
Thomas, Nev., 1865. School teacher. Died May 29, 1896.

WILSON, JOSEPH ELLIS (son of Wellington Paul Wilson
and Elizabeth Boardman Smith). Born May 2, 1858, Monroe
Co.', Iowa.

Married Lerona A. Monroe Martin, July 22, 1877, Clifton,
Idaho (daughter of Marion Monroe Martin and Lucinda
Busenbark of Ogden and Providence, Utah, and Clifton,



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