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30, 1903; Howard Wilson b. July 21, 1906. Family home Wil-
son, Utah.

Missionary to Australia 1899-1901; superintendent Wilson
Sunday school three years; president Y. M. M. I. A.; one of
the seven presidents of 54th quorum seventies. Driven out
of Mexico by the rebellion, July 30, 1912.



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BINGHAM, EDWIN ALDOUS (son of Brigham Heber Blng-
ham and Angeline Therisia Aldous). Born Aug. 31, 1864.

Married Genevra Martin Nov. 24, 1885, Logan, Utah (daugh-
ter of John Martin and Sarah Ann Sargent), who was born
Aug 30 1866. Their children: Genevra b. Sept. 25, 1886,
d Sept 25, 1886; Edwin Marion b. Oct. 16, 1887, m. Laura
Actlva Olsen Dec. 8, 1910; Sarah Ann b. Nov. 21, 1889, m.
William Eugene Young Nov. 11, 1908; Ella May b. Feb. 12,
1892- Florence b. Feb. 25, 1894; Mabel b. March 7, 1896; John
Martin b April 19, 1898; Dora Angeline b. April 5. 1900;
Annetta b Aug. 1, 1902; Mary Arvilla b. Jan. 28, 1906; Ireta
b. July 16, 1908. Family home Wilson, Weber county,

President T. M. M. I. A. five years; superintendent Sun-
day schools; missionary to England 1902-05; member coun-
cil of 54th quorum seventies; appointed bishop of Wilson
ward Oct. 13, 1908. Assisted in building flrst meeting house
at Wilson.

BIRCH, WILLIAM. Born Sept. 2. 1788, Staffordshire, Eng.
Came to Utah 1856. .

Married Phoebe Craddock, who was born April 13 1786.
Thpir children- Jane b. Aug. 6, 1812; Susannah b. Aug. 3,
14 Phoebe h. Jan 1. 1817; David b. July 24, 1819; William
b April 1 23 1822; Richard b. May 25, 1824; James b. March
21 1828. Family home Staffordshire, Eng.

Married Sarah Ashton In England, who was born 1 00, In
Staffordshire.

BIRCH. RICHARD (son of William Birch and Phoebe Crad-
dock). Born May 25, 1824, Staffordshire, Eng. Came to

U MarHed Ellen Harris In England (daughter of William
Harris and Ann Davis), who was born Sept. 13, 1! 21, in Staf-
rdshire. Their children: William Harris b. Nov. 12. 1847,
d infant; James b. Jan. 20, 1850, died; Ellen b. May 26.
1852 m John Jones; John b. Nov. 22 1855, died; Jonah b.
May 2 1856, m. Emma McMichael; Robert b. Aug. 25, 1858,
m Margaret McMichael; Richard b. Feb. 21 1862, m. Ma-
linda Stewart. Family resided in England, St. Louis, Mo.,



BIRD. CHARLES (son of Benjamin Bird). Born Sept. 19,
1803, Flanders, Morris county, N. J. Came to Utah in
1850.

Married Mary Ann Kenardy of Barrington, Mass., who

was born Dec. 7, 1807. Their children: John, m. Sarah ;

Freeman, died; Betsy, m. Norman Bliss; m. George Hardy;

m. Kimball; Henrietta, m. Charles Shumway; Mauda

Sahilla, died; Kelsy; Bradford K., m. Sarah Hill; Eliza, m.
Alonzo Merrill; Charles; George; William. Family horn*
Cottonwood, Utah.

Married Sarah Dunston in 1865 at Salt Lake City, who
was born in 1828. Their children: Norman; Mary Ann.

President Smith's bodyguard; counselor to Bishop Smoot
of Cottonwood ward four years; raised provisions for early
settlers. Farmer and merchant; clothier. Died Sept. 29,
1884, Mendon, Utah.

BIRD, BRADFORD K. (son of Charles Bird and Mary Ann
Kenardy). Born Jan. 26, 1840, in Adams county. 111.

Married Sarah Hill Dec. 1. 1868, Mendon, Utah (daughter
of John Hill, pioneer 1850). She was born Oct. 9, 1850. Their
children: George B. b. Nov. 10, 1869, m. Meda McCurdy;
John Albert b. May 11, 1872, died; Margaret Luslna b. Aug.
29, 1873; Charles K. b. July 3. 1876, d. May 31, 1887; Alexander
R. b. Oct. 13, 1880. Family home Vernal, Utah.

High priest; superintendent Sunday schools of Naplea
ward six years. Indian war veteran and took part in Echa
Canyon trouble; crossed the plains five times with immi-
grants. Farmer.



MarHedMrynn Hale at Salt Lake City who was born
Dec. 23, 1827, in Staffordshire Eng. Their children: William
b Jan 16, 1859, m. Nettie Wight; John b. June .30, 1862,
Mnrv Tanp b Nov 10 1864, m. William Miller; David b.
Aug 17 1867'. m Nancy Garn; Elizabeth b. Aug. 17, 1867,
m John Sargent; Samuel b. July 21, 1870, died. Family
homes Salt Lake City and Hoytsville, Utah.

Patriarch. Pioneer to Hoytsville, Utah. Farmer.

BIRCH JONAH (son of Richard Birch and Ellen Harris).



Ma mce 12, 1880 Hoytsville Utah

(daughter of Robert McMichael and Elizabeth McMuUin,
pioneers Sept. 3, 1852, A. o: Smoot company). She was born
Sep" 11, 1857, Salt Lake City. Their J hlldre " : ,.. Jo "^ h n D
b. Nov. 4, 1881; Robert M. b. Oct. 21, 1883, m. Nellie Williams
March 21, 1906; Ellen Elizabeth b. Dec. 30, 1885 m. Claud
Abbot Dec. 25, 1906; Emma b. Dec. 5, 1887. m. Noble Farns-
worth March 20, 1907; William Richard b. June 8, 1890 m
Belva Johnston July 13, 1910; James Byron b. June 25, IS
Baby b. April 10, 1897.

Farmer and stockraiser.



BIH.CUMSHAW, JOSEPH (son of William Bircumshaw and
Hannah Haslet of Nottingham and Derbyshire, Eng.). Born
March 7, 1829, Heanor, Derbyshire. Came to Utah Nov. S,
1865, Miner G. Atwood oxteam train.

Married Rosetta Plackett (daughter of Thomas Plack-
ett and Mary Pheasent of Breason, Derbyshire, Eng., pio-
neers Oct. 10, 1864, Warren S. Snow company). She was born
Sept 12, 1823. Their children: Mary, died; Thomas b. Feb.
1 1846- Henry b. Oct. 2, 1848, d. May 9, 1908; Mary Ellen b.
Aug 13 1851, m. Moses Wilkinson Jan. 11, 1869; Joseph Hy-
rum b. 1853, d. aged 5; John Willard b. Jan. 13, 1856, m. Mary
Jane White Oct. 23, 1876; Rosannah b. Jan. 15, 1858; Orson,
Lovenia, Emily and Zillah Louisa, all died when children,
the last in 1866, being the only one who died in Utah.

Married Naomi Potraer (Simms) of Copenhagen, Denmark,
in 1869. There were no children from this marriage.

High priest; elder. Built many houses in Salt Lake City,
where he died Oct. 3, 1869.

BIRCUMSHAW, JOHN WILLARD (son of Joseph Bircum-
shaw and Rosetta Plackett). Born Jan. 13, 1856, Notting-
ham, Eng. Came to Utah 1865 with parents.

Married Mary Jane White Oct. 23, 1876, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James White and Jane Knight of London, Eng.,
pioneers Sept. 26, 1862, James Wareham company). She
was born June 22, 1858. Their children: Laura b. Sept. 27,
1877, m. Ephraim M. Mohlman; Myrtle May b. Aug. 16, 1879,
m. William T. Quinn; Joseph b. Nov. 14, 1 iSli m. Ann e
O'Brien; Jennie Rosetta b. Nov. 24, 1883, m. William M. Gil-
lette; Willard James b. Sept. 30, 1888; Henry b. Feb. 10, 1!
Albert b. Dec. 16, 1893; Ray b. Aug. 31, 1895; Ruth b. Oct. 7,
1901. Family home Park City, Utah.



BIRD, BENJAMIN. Came to Utah I860, with Milo Andrus

company. His children: James; Richard, m. Laura -;

William, m. Miss Gully; Charles, m. Mary Ann Kenardy.
Farmer. Lived at Provo, Utah. Oied there in 1864.



BIRD, CHARLES. Born in New Jersey. Came to Utah in
1855 from Chemungj county, N. Y., by oxteam.

Married Amanda Reaves. Their children: Richard; Wil-
liam; Reaves; Charles; Polly; Amanda.

Farmer. Died at Springville, Utah.

BIRD, JAMES (son of Charles Bird and Amanda Reaves).
Born 1806 in Pennsylvania. Came to Utah 1852 with Captain
AUred oxteam company.

Married Jane Carpenter in 1831, Chemung county, N. Y.,
who was born in Connecticut 1812 and died May 7, 1892,
Lincoln county, Nev. Their children: Taylor Reaves, m.
Alice Stokes; Sarah and Amanda, died, the former aged
15; Marybah, m. Lyman Woods; Jasper, m. Ann Starr.
Family resided at Provo and St. George, Utah, and in
Nevada.

Bishop at Provo. Farmer and stockraiser. Died June 16,
1879, in St. George.

BIRD, TAYLOR REAVES (son of James Bird and Jane
Carpenter). Born Feb. 25, 1832, In New York.

Married Alice Stokes Oct. 26, 1862, St. George, Utah
(daughter of Joseph Stokes and Alice Clark of England).
She was born Jan. 24, 1838, in England. Came to Utah in
1852, oxteam company. Their children: Taylor Reaves, Jr.,
b. Aug. 24, 1863, d. June 4, 1864; Clarence b. June 7, 1865,
m. Charlotte Searle; Alice b. Dec. 17, 1867, m. Albert John-
son; Ida b. June 14, 1870, m. Thomas Johnson; Erne b.
May 27, 1872, m. Henry Rhoades; Rhoda b. Jan. 10. 1875,
d. Oct. 1, 1876; Eliza Jane b. July 13, 1877, m. Hyrum
Taylor; Isabell b. June 29, 1880, d. Nov. 28, 1882. Family
resided St. George, Utah, and Clover Valley, Lincoln county,
Nev.

Indian war veteran; took part in Echo Canyon trouble.
Sheriff of Washington Co., Utah; justice of peace Clover
Valley, Nev. Farmer and stockraiser.

BIRD, CLARENCE (son of Taylor Reaves Bird and Alice
Stokes). Born June 7, 1865, at St. Georg,e. Utah.

Married Charlotte Searle (Murray) July 9, 1903, at Vernal.
Utah (daughter of Charles D. Searle and Jane Adalr of
Payson, Utah, oxteam pioneers). She was then the widow
of George Q. Murray, whom she married Feb. 2, 1893, at
Vernal, and by whom she was the mother of: George
Orin Murray b. Nov. 2, 1893; Elsie Jane b. April 1, 1896;
Margaret b. Dec. 14, 1897. She was born Oct. 29, 1874.
Family home Vernal, Utah.

Farmer; fruitgrower and cattleraiser.



BIRD, JAMES. Born May 18, 1811, London, Eng. Came

t0 Ma t rr l iedMlr 1 garet Montgomery. Their children: Edmund
b. Aug. 3, 1847, m. Janie Day; Frederick Montgomery b. May
13 1849 m. Helen George. Family home Salt Lake City.
Cabinet maker. Died April 18, 1896.

BIRD EDMUND (son of James Bird and Margaret Mont-
e-nmprv> Born Aug. 3, 1847, Boston, Mass.
e Married Janie Day Nov. 20, 1869, Salt Lake City (daughter
of Thomas and Elizabeth Day). She was born in Luton
Eng. Their children: Margaret Anna b. Oct. 15, 1871,
Wranris M b Feb 27, 1875; Nellie May b. April 15, 1879
Fgiven twice] ; Fred Lawrence b. Aug. 6, 1881; -Nellie May b.
Feb 21 1884; Cora Lue b. May 8, 1885. Family home
Kanosh, Utah.

Carpenter and builder.

[Probably named after child who died.]



of Orson Pratt and Delia Ann Bishop, pioneers July 22.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



1847). She was born Feb. 25, 1850, and died in 1901. Their
children: Allie Belle, m. Fred Graham; Bertha, m. Victor
Christopherson; Florence, m. Orson Truelson; Alden M., m.
Georgia Whitehead; Francis B., died. Family home Salt
Lake City.

Married Ella Derr Feb. 25, 1902, Salt Lake City (daughter
of William H. Derr and Mary Ellen Rogers of Philadelphia,
Pa., pioneers September, 1847). She was born Oct. 26, 1869.
Their children: William DeLancy b. Sept. 19, 1903; Miriam b.
June 1, 1906; Virginia P. b. Jan. 28, 1908.

Enlisted in Union army July 27, 1861, in 1st Michigan in-
fantry, served five years. Promoted from corporal to ser-
geant-major, 2d lieutenant and 1st lieutenant. Transferred
V. R. C., promoted to captain of Company H, 2d U. S.
volunteers. Mustered out Nov. 7, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth,
Kas. Member Major Powell's exploring expedition in Colo-
rado Canyon 1871-72. Professor natural science in univer-
sity of Deseret. He, with David McKenzie and T. E. Bailey,
started first free-school in Utah. Member 144th quorum
seventies; president elders' quorum in Waterloo. Member
board of education; trustee of 7th school district.



BISHOP, WILLIAM (son of John Bishop and Cathrine
Evans). Born June II, 3828, and came to Utah Sept. 26.
1855, Richard Ballantyne company.

Married Harriet Morris (daughter of John Morris and
Maria Linney), who was born in 1839. Their children:
Harriet Louisa b. July 12, 1864, m. Samuel K. McMurdie
Nov. 13, 1882; Cathrine M. b. Dec. 12, 1865; William John b.
March 5, 1867; James M. b. Feb. 10, 1869; Maria Jane b. Jan.
22, 1871; Robert M. b. Dec. 15, 1873; Emma M. b. March
6, 1876, m. Joseph Lofthouse Dec. 18, 1897; Mary Ann b.
Sept. 18, 1879; Richard b. July 29, 1881, m. Maria Tamea
Dec.' 18, 1907. Family home Paradise, Utah.

High priest; teacher. Participated in the Echo canyon
campaign. Watermaster nine years.



BISHOP, WILLIAM H. (son of Sylvanus Bishop, born April

10, 1765, and Rachel Spicer, born July 19, 1775, both at
Kinderhook, N. T.). He was born Sept. 11, 1821, Oswego,
N. T. Came to Utah in 1848.

Married Eliza Pratt (daughter of Namiah Pratt and Eliza-
beth Roberts), who was born in Vermont. Their children:
Mary Elizabeth b. Dec. 18, 1841, m. William Duggins; Vesta
Lucetta b. May 15, 1843, m. Edwin Twitchell Feb. 24, 1860;
William Sylvanus b. Jan. 25, 1845, and Joseph Franklin b.
Dec. 25, 1846, died; Mahonri M. b. Nov. 25, 1848. m. Mary
Gibbs; m. Janette Brunson; Penelope b. Sept. 16, 1850, m.
Solomon Wixom; Eliza Eldula b. July 28, 1853, m. Henry
Hobbison; Nelson Spicer b. Nov. 1, 1855, m. Annie Melville;
Heber Lafayette b. Dec. 15, 1857, m. Ella Gaboon; m. Mary
Bennett; Savallie b. Dec. 31, 1859, m. Brigham Melville.
Family home Pisgah, Morgan county, 111., previous to 1848.

Married Malinda Case (daughter of Susan Case). Their
children: Julia; Artimus; Susan.

Colonel In the Black Hawk Indian war. Settled at Salt
Lake City; moved to Provo, then to Flllmore; died there
Aug. 10, 1884.

lUTNF.it. BRENEMAN B. (son of Abraham Bitner and Ann
Barr, of Illinois). Born Dec. 15, 1837, in Washington county.
Pa. Came to Utah in 1849.

Married Mary Benedict in 1864 at Salt Lake City (daughter
of Joshua Benedict and Fidelia Moses, of Connecticut,
pioneers, Sept. 12, 1861, Milo Andrus company). She was
born Aug. 23, 1846.

Married Martina M. Halseth April 10, 1866, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Peter and Martha Halseth of Christiania,
Norway; former came to Utah about 1873). She was 'born
Aug. 18, 1847. Their children: Breneman H. b. June 24,
1867, m. Miriam Butler; Anna b. Feb. 20, 1869, m. George W.
Derr; Elizabeth M. b. Nov. 9, 1871, m. Frederick L. Sheets;
Luella b. Dec. 7, 1873, m. Nephi L. Taylor; Alice b. March

11, 1875. m. Wallace C. Castleton; Susanna b. June 23, 1877,
m. Fredrick L. Morris; Nettie b. Oct. 11, 1879, m. Homer
Swartwood; Ardella b. Oct. 4, 1881, m. Benjamin F. Tibby;
Florence b. March 4, 1884, d. aged 18; Roy H. b. Sept. 28,
1886, m. Erma Felt; Erma b. Sept. 14, 1888, m. Edward J.
Evans; Madeline b. April 15, 1893. Family resided Big Cot-
tonwood, Utah.

Married Sarah A. Osguthorpe Jan. 4, 1869, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Osguthorpe and Lydia Roper of Sheffield,
Eng., pioneers fall of 1853, Charles Wilkin company). She
was born May 23, 1847. Their children: Mary E. b. Feb.
21, 1870, m. Heber S. Sheets; Milton O. b. Jan. 29, 1872; Lydia
b. July 31. 1875, m. William S. Romney; Ada b. June 30, 1880,
m. Bryant S. Hinckley; Hoffman H. b. Nov. 14, 1877, m.
Nellie Howarth; Chloe b. Nov. 28, 1883, m. Ernest W.
Evans; Ella b. May 6, 1887. Family home Salt Lake City,
Utah, 17th ward.

One of the seven presidents of seventies; missionary to
Pennsylvania and Illinois 1871-72; elder; high priest. Deputy
assessor Salt Lake county. Farmer and stockraiser. Died
April 10, 1909.

BITTER, TRAUGOTT (son of Gotthard Bitter, born 1802,
Schnakainen, East Prussia, Germany, and Luisa Neuman,
born 1801). He was born Dec. 2, 1834, Kreuzburg, East
Prussia, Germany). Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1861, Joseph
Young company.



Married Wilhelmina R. Aust Sept. 25, 1859 (daughter of
Gottfried Bernhard Aust and Louisa Charlotte Huebner),
who was born June 6, 1836, and came to Utah with husband.
Their children: Martha b. Aug. 29, 1860, m. Hyrum Ricks
April 1, 1880; William b. Oct. 28, 1862, d. Oct. 16, 1863; Joseph
b. Aug. 24, 1864, m. Eliza Erickson March 8, 1888; Amelia b.
Nov. 18, 1866; Albert b. Nov. 18, 1868, d. July 27, 1870; George
b. Jan. 17, 1871, d. Oct. 22, 1872; Richard Alfred b. July 15.
1873; Willard Rudolph b. March 3, 1876, d. Jan. 6. 1890;
Charles b. Jan. 5, 1878, m. Printha E. Facer Oct. 15, 1902.
Family home Logan, Utah.

High priest. Carpenter on Salt Lake theater. Moved to
St. George in 1862, to Logan in 1864, where he helped build
the Logan temple and tabernacle.

BITTER, JOSEPH (son of Traugott Bitter and Wilhelmina
R. Aust). Born Aug. 24, 1864, Sr It Lake City.

Married Eliza C. Erickson March 8, 1888 (daughter of
Michael Erickson and Mary E. Anderson, married April 2,
1861, Mailing, Aarhuus amt, Denmark). She was born April
23, 1866. Their children: Martha Elizabeth b. Jan. 6, 1889;
Joseph E. b. March 24, 1891; Veda Wilhelmina b. Nov. 7,
1892; William E. b. March 3, 1894; George E. b. Jan. 24,
1896; Vernon E. b. Nov. 29, 1897; Howard E. b. Oct. 4, 1899;
Gladys Eliza b. Oct. 23, 1901; Reed E. b. Dec. 27, 1903; Lee E.
b. Feb. 12, 1906; Olive b. April 20, 1908; Vera b. June 6, 1911.



IJJORK, WILLIAM (son of John Bjork and Catherine Erick-
son). Born April 6, 1837, Hjo, Sweden. Came to Utah
Aug. 19, 1868, John R. Murdock company.

Married Agusta Gustava Anderson Dec. 29, 1868, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Anders Nielson and Anna Maja Anderson),
who was born Oct. 15, 1836. Only child: Wilhelmina b.
Sept. 9, 1869.

Married Eva C. Anderson Aug. 12, 1885, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Anders Erickson and Katherina Anderson, of
Sweden). She was born March 31, 1852. Their children:
Velma b. Jan. 5, 1890; Beatrice b. Oct. 18, 1892. Family
home Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Missionary in Sweden six years; high priest. Railroad
workman, farmer, stockraiser and fruitgrower.



BLACK, GEORGE DAVID (son of George Black, born 1820
in Mississippi, and Mary McRee, born Oct. 17, 1819). He was
born Feb. 18, 1841, Copiah county, Mississippi. Came to
Utah July 27, 1847.

Married Mary Hunt Sept. 16, 1862 (daughter of Jefferson
Hunt and Celia Mount, pioneers July 27, 1847). She was
born July 12, 1846. Their children: Nancy Jane b. Jan 22
1863; George David b. Oct. 24, 1864; Charles Jefferson b.
Nov. 24, 1866; William Jesse b. March 16, 1868; Harriet Er-
minie b. April 21, 1871; Joseph Warren b. May 28, 1873; John
Franklin b. May 28, 1875; Mary b. March 21, 1878; Grace b.
May 20, 1879; Henry Harrison b. Feb. 22, 1881; Celia Margaret
b. Nov. 14, 1883; Wallace Edwin b. Dec. 1, 1885; Maud Eline
b. Jan. 22, 1889.

Presiding elder Oxford ward, Idaho, 1872-1875; member
high council, Bannock stake 1875; superintendent Sunday
schools, Wilford, four years. Justice of peace Oxford,
Idaho, four years. Lieutenant Utah militia.

BLACK, CHARLES JEFFERSON (son of George David Blapk
and Mary Hunt). Born Nov. 24, 1866, Ogden, Utah.

Married Maloney Pratt Jan. 19. 1891, Wilford. Idaho
(daughter of William J. Pratt and Alice Smart). No chil-
dren.

Married Mary Ann Steers Jan. 22, 1896, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Elijah Steers and Elizabeth Candland), who
was born Nov. 26, 1873. Their children: Blanche b. Nov. 12,
1896; Gladys b. Sept. 29, 1898; Charles Leslie b. June 18, 1901;
Fern b. Jan. 18, 1903; Frank S. b. Jan. 16, 1904; Myrtle b.
Jan. 26, 1906; Lucile b. Feb. 10, 1908; Cecil Jefferson b. Nov.
27, 1910.

Bishop's counselor at Wilford 1893-1900, and St. Anthony,
Idaho, 1900-1902; ordained bishop of La Grande, Ore., 1907.



BLACK, JOSEPH HENDERSON (son of Thomas Black and
Lydia Ann Henderson of Plttsburg, Pa.). Born July 25, 1831,
Lawrenceville, Allegheny county, Pa. Came to Utah Nov.
14, 1863.

Married Betsy Ann Snyder (Johnstun) July 30, 1868, Salt
Lake City (daughter of Samuel Comstock Snyder and Hen-
rietta Maria Stockwell of Snyderville, Utah, pioneers July
24, 1847. Brigham Young company). She was born July 17,
1830. Their children: Lydia b. Jan. 26, 1871, m. Elisha Wil-
liam Davis; Joseph Alonzo b. April 9, 1874, m. Minnie E.
Brannan. Family home Vernal, Utah.

Settled at Snyderville in 1864. Bishop Park city ward;
organized the first Sunday school in Uinta county and was
superintendent of schools there. Justice of peace. Car-
penter and builder; freighter and teamster. Died April 12,
1909, Vernal, Utah.

BLACK, JOSEPH ALONZO (son of Joseph Henderson Black
and Betsy Ann Snyder). Born April 9, 1874, Snyderville,
Utah.

Married Minnie E. Brannan Oct. 18, 1903, Vernal, Utah
(daughter of John M. Brannan of Ireland and Elizabeth
Eliason (Rasmussen) of Stavanger, Norway, who came to
Utah 1871, married at Wanshlp, Utah). She was born Nov.



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6, 1875. Their children: Veda Lavon b. Sept. 18. 1904; Beulah
Deon b. April 2, 1906; Carman Alonzo b. Dec. 23, 1907; Grace
b Nov. 20, 1909, d. aged 14 months; Joseph Henderson b.
May 23, 1912.

Seventy; missionary to Southern states 1900-02; assistant
Sunday school superintendent; president Y. M. M. I. A. Set-
tled in Ashley valley 1878, with his parents.



BLACK, WILLIAM (son of William Black, born in Belfast,
and Mary Gardner of County Antrim, Ireland). Born Aug.
20, 1784, Lisburn, Ireland. Came to Utah Sept. IB, I860,
James Pace company.

Married Jane Johnston July 31, 1822 (daughter of Daniel
Johnston and Margaret Chambers, pioneers 1850, James Pace
company). She was born June 11, 1801. Their children:
George b. May 6, 1823, m. Susan Jacaway; Mary b. April 25,
1825, m. John McDonald; William V. b. Feb. 27. 1832, m.
Elmira and Victoria Ayers; Joseph S. b. July 14, 1836. m.
Nancy Cynthia Allred Nov. 12, 1855, m. Sarah Jane Barney
Nov. 14, 1860, m. Caroline Thompson Feb. 14, 1864, m. Louisa
Jane Stocks Feb. 13, 1883. Family home Nauvoo, 111.

Missionary to England two years: high priest. Soldier
in British army 20 years. One of the founders of Spring
City 1859. Died Jan. 28, 1873, Rockville, Kane county, Utah.

BLACK, GEORGE (son of William Black and Jane John-
ston). Born May 6, 1823, at Lisburn.

Married Susan Jacaway April 6, 1850 (daughter of Mary
Ann Jones), who was born Sept. 18, 1835, and came to Utah
Sept. 13, 1850, Perrigrine Sessions company. Their children:
Mary Ann b. 1852, died; George W. b. May 23, 1854, m. Esther
Clarinda King Feb. 15, 1877; Susan b. Jan. 26, 1858, m. A.
Woolsey 1876; William b. Nov. 28. 1863, m. Matilda Emily
King- July, 1887; John Franklin b. Jan. 19, 1866, m. Eliza
Rosetta King Jan. 2, 1896; Nephl James b. Feb. 3, 1871, m.
Phoebe Lorana Horup May 1, 1892; Melissa b. May 12, 1872,
m. W. O. Harvey.

Married Mary Ann Donnelly (daughter of Phil Donnelly
and Mary Ann McKowen, former pioneer 1857, William S.
Young company). She was born Jan. 26, 1834. Magherafelt,
Londonderry, Ireland. Their children: Joseph b. Dec.' 12,
1856; Alice J. b. July 7, 1857, m. Edwin R. Rappleye March
1 1876; Mary Ann b. Nov. 11, 1859, m. Alfred Whitcott Dec.
25, 1883; Lillian b. Jan. 13, 1863; Edward Lenox b. June 6,
1868, m. Pearl A. Kimball Dec. 21, 1898; Lauretta b. June 11,
1871; Birdie b. Aug. 11, 1876, m. Pearl Patrick Nov. 10, 1897.

Moved to Fillmore 1851, and to San Pete county 1855; from
here to St. George with first wagons; to Rockville in time
of Indian troubles; then to Kanosh, where he died No-
vember, 1872. Veteran Black Hawk war.

BLACK, GEORGE, JR. (son of George Black and Susan Ja-
caway). Born May 23, 1854, Fillmore, Utah.

Married Esther Clarinda King Feb. IB, 1877, St. George,
Utah (daughter of Culbert King and Eliza Esther McCul-
lough). She was born Sept. 24, 1858, Fillmore, Utah. Their
children: George King b. Jan. 9, 1879, m. Sarah Lucille Snow
Sept. 1904; Lois Clarinda b. Oct. 3, 1880, d. April 12, 1881;
Bertha B. b. Jan. 25, 1882, m. James S. Passey Sept. 2, 1902;
Culbert Lorin b. March 8, 1884, d. Jan. 18, 1889; Henry b.
March 26, 1886, d. Dec. 30, 1888; John Edward b. March 29,
1888, d. Oct. 6, 1888; Collins R. b. Oct. 19, 1889, d. Sept. 19,
1891; Esther b. March 16, 1894; Susan b. March 23, 1897;
Richard Levi b. May 15, 1900, d. April 9, 1901.

Settled at Kingston, Piute county, 1877; moved to Coyote
1879; missionary to Great Britain Sept. B, 1891-93; second
counselor to Bishop Culbert King; first counselor to Bishop
C. L. King; bishop of Marion ward since 1908.

BLACK, WILLIAM, JR. (son of William Black and Jane
Johnston). Born Feb. 27, 1832, at Lisburn.

Married Elmira Ayers 1854, Manti. Utah (daughter of
Caleb Ayers, died in Council Bluffs, and Lucinda Haggerty,
latter a pioneer 1853, J. C. Little company). She was
born 1834 in New Jersey. Their children: Jane b. 1856, m.
Ezra Rappleye; Elmira b. June 25, 1857, m. John Styler; Wil-
liam V. Jr. b. Feb. 8, 1860, m. Annie Rotherham; Lucinda
Catherine b. 1861, m. Uriah Curtis; Elizabeth b. Feb. 19, 1863,
m. William Broadfleld; Annie Eldona b. 1865, m. Uriah Hoyt;
Fanny Vrena b. Aug. 24, 1866, m. Alfred Mikesell; Eleanor
b. July 17, 1868, m. James Walton; Heber b. Sept. 17, 1871,
m. Hattie Simmons. Family home Rockville, Utah.

Married Victoria Ayers April 7. 1856, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Caleb Ayers and Lucinda Haggerty), who was
born Nov. 8, 1839, in New Jersey. Their children: George
Ayers b. March 3, 1861, m. Emily Partridge; Agnes b. Feb.
11, 1863, m. William McLeod; Ira Adelbert b. Feb. 1868; Jo-
seph V. b. Sept. 14, 1873, m. Amelia Jane Cahoon; Clara 6.
Sept. 27, 1874, m. Frederick G. Warnick; Victoria b. Jan. 27,
1877, m. George M. Christensen; Albert C. b. Oct. 12, 1878,
m. Helen Powell; Marzett b. Jan. 14, 1881, m. Joseph Wal-
ton; Marion b. Jan. 14, 1881, m. Stella Damren; Lois b. April
25, 1883. m. James Ewing; William Alonzo b. May 16, 1886,



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