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m. Janet Bywater.

Seventy in 18th quorum and president 21st quorum; high
priest; presiding elder at Deseret 1877. Assisted in locating
Manti and Spring City, being a pioneer to San Pete county.
Contractor on D. & R. G. R. R. Veteran Walker and Black
Hawk Indian wars. President Deseret Irrigation company;
assisted in locating the dams and canals at Abraham, Hinck-
ley, Deseret and Oasis.

BLACK, JOSEPH S. (son of William Black and Jane John-
ston). Born July 14, 1836, at Lisburn.

Married Nancy Cynthia Allred Nov. 12. 1855, San Pete,
Utah (daughter of Reuben Warren Allred and Lucy Ann

Butler, pioneers 1849, Allen Taylor company). She was
born Jan. 20. 1840, Nauvoo, 111. Their children: Nancy
Cynthia b. July 21, 1857. m. Andrew Peterson; Joseph S.
Jr., b. Feb. 9, 1860, m. Ada Western Jan. 22, 1880; William
Reuben b. Sept. 27, 1861, m. Mary Moody April 1884, d.
April 18, 1889; m. Lucy Whicker April 14, 1890; George
Warren b. May 7, 1864, m. Birdie Robinson Oct. 15, 1885;
Thomas B.; Nephl A. b. April 22, 1868, m. Ada Rapplye
Dec. 10, 1894; Dennis W. b. Sept. 4, 1870, m. Maggie Barney
Dec. 16, 1896; Emma A. b. April 11, 1874, m. William Elder;
Pearl Luella b. Feb. 19, 1877, m. Dana Gibbs Feb. 24, 1895-
Ida Deseret b. July 28, 1880, m. Minor Aldrldge.

Married Sarah Jane Barney Nov. 14, 1860. Their children:
Sarah Jane; Emelia; Hannah; Charles Henry b. Feb. 27,
1871, m. Mable A. Warner Dec. 1, 1892; Clorlnda Louisa b.
Sept. 18, 1873, m. William A. Pratt Sept. 23. 1891; Valentine;
Parley Pratt b. Oct 7, 1877, m. Theresa E. Noll April 7,
1904; Ada R. b. Feb. 3, 1880, m. Benjamin Blake, Jr.. Oct.
1903; Joseph F. b. Nov. 16, 1883, m. Nellie Baysinger; Ca-
melia Hortense b. Dec. 18, 18S7, d. Feb. 26, 1900.

Married Caroline Thompson Feb. 14, 1861 (daughter of
Peter P. and Dorothy Thompson, pioneers 1854). She was
born October 24, 1843. Their children: Josephine b. March
12, 1863, m. Albert Petty Nov. 28, 1882; Daniel J. b. Oct.
5, 1865, m. Phoebe Amanda Henry Aug. 13, 1884; Dlantha b.
April 19, 1867. m. Joseph Hansen July 3, 1S88; Hannah C.
b. Feb. 22, 1869. d. Nov. 22, 1874; Peter T. b. April 15, 1871,
m. Isabel Jane Bennett March 15, 1893; Courtenlah b. March
18, 1873, m. Colmore Cropper Oct. 24, 1894; Phoebe b.
June 22, 1875, m. John W. Reid Oct. 24, 1894; Neils David
b. Dec. 1, 1877, d. April 28, 1900; Dora Maud b. March 11,
1880, m. Ole Johnson Sept. 2, 1904; Lillian Louise b. Jan.
20, 1S83, m. Nets Peterson Nov. 21, 1900; Carrie Amanda
b. March 1, 1885, m. Peter Jensen Sept. 9, 1908.

Married Louisa Jane Stocks Feb. 13, 1883 (daughter of
William and Mary Stocks of England). Their children:
Sarah Eliza b. Nov. 3, 1885, m. Harvey Kemp May 14, 1893;
Joseph Valentine b. Dec. 24, 1887; Louise Valeria b. April
3, 1889, m. Joseph Alva Young May 1, 1907; Flossie Bartell
b. April 22. 1894; Wallace b. Nov. 2, 1890; Roland b. Jan.
27, 1893. Families resided Deseret, Utah.

Seventy; high priest; counselor to Bishop C. G. Larsen;
bishop Deseret ward many years. Major Sanpete militia;
Spring City selectman. Died Aug. 13, 1910.

BLACK, PETER THOMPSON (son of Joseph S. Black and
Caroline Thompson). Born April 5, 1871, Kanosh, Utah.

Married Isabella Jane Bennett March 15, 1893, Manti,
Utah (daughter of Joshua Bennett, pioneer Oct. 29. 1862,
William H. Dame company, and Isabella Jane Holt, pio-
neer 1863). She was born Dec. 7, 1873, South Cottonwood,
Utah. Their children: Lorin Winford b. April 17, 1894; d.
Feb. 21, 1909; Averno Thompson b. April 12, 1896; Edith
Lillas b. Jan. 29, 1898; Nels Clayton b. March 24, 1900;
Harold J. b. June 23. 1902; Golden Holt b. Jan. 2, 1905;
Lucian Paul b. July 18, 1909. Family home Deseret, Utah.

First counselor to Bishop Joseph W. Datnron. Justice of
peace of Deseret 1904; sheriff of Millard county.

BLACK, WILLIAM V. (son of William V. Black and Almira
Ayers). Born Feb. 8, 1860.

Married Annie Rotterham. Their children: William V.,
Jr., b. Nov. 9, 1889; Charles b. 1891; Elmira; Elizabeth.

BLACK, WILLIAM MORLEY (son of John Black and Mary
Kline of Ohio). Born Feb. 11, 1826. Came to Utah July
24, 1849, oxteam company.

Married Margaret Ruth Banks in Illinois (daughter of
Nathaniel B. and Barbara Banks of Illinois), who was born
Jan. 20, 1829, and came to Utah 1852, oxteam company.
Their children: Martin Luther b. Feb. 16, 1848, m. Mary
Caroline Lee Aug. 22, 1S68; m. Sarlah Pulsipher April 14,
1910; Martha Jane, m. George Gale; Mary Elizabeth, died;
Olive and William, d. Infants; John M., m. Theresa Cox;
m. Harriet Spencer; Isaac E., m. Nancy E. Allen; m. Elvina
H. Olsen; George H., m. Sarah Minerva Washburn. Famuy
resided in Illinois and Ephraim, Utah.

Married Amy Jane Washburn 1850 at Manti, Utah (daugh-
ter of Abraham and Tamar Washburn of Manti, pioneers
1848, oxteam company). She was born July 28, 1832. Their
children: Tamar Jane, m. John R. Young; Sarah Amelia, m.
Lorenzo Zabriskie Young; William Grant, m. Lucretia Max-
well; Benjamin D., m. Annie Porter; m. Susan Palmer; m.
Annie Baldwin; Mary Ann and Eva, m. James Palmer;
Charles T., m. Mary Stalworthy; Margaret, m. Samuel J.
Rowley; Orson. Family home Orderville, Utah.

Married Maria Hansen at Ephraim, Utah (daughter of
Andrew and Abalone Hansen of Ephraim, pioneers 1856,
oxteam company). Their children: Joseph A., Johanna
Fisher; Rachel, m. Warner Porter; William, d. infant;
Myrtle, m. James Palmer; Harriet, m. Willard Guyman; Mil-
ler S m. Julia Sherman; David, m. Theda Kartchner;
Morley, m. Nellie Porter; Abalone, m. Walter Porter. Fam-
ily resided Ephraim, Beaver and Glendale, Utah.

Married Linette Richardson. She was born 1830. Only
child was Daniel, who died in infancy. Family home Eph-

a Ma'rried Louisa Washburn at Salt Lake City (daughter
of Abraham and Clarinda Washburn of Ossinlng. N Y.,
pioneers 1848, oxteam company). Their children: William,
d child; Catherine, d. Infant; Calista, m. Robert Peal: Par-
ley P., m. Dorcas Everett; Clara, m. Willis M. Webb;
Edward; Lorena; Ella; Jane. Family home Washington,



Married Sarah Marinda Thompson Oct. 1874, Salt Lake
City. Their children: Mary Bell, m. James Carroll; Amy
Jane, m. Thomas Carroll; William, d. infant; Eliza Roxey,
d. child. Family home Glendale, Utah.

Member 81st quorum seventies; high priest; patriarch.
Indian war veteran. Miller.

BLACK, MARTIN LUTHER (son of William Morley Black
and Margaret Ruth Banks). Born Feb. 16, 1848, in Illinois.
Came to Utah 1S52, Capt. Wimmer company.

Married Mary Caroline Lee Aug. 22, 1868, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Percival Lee and Eliza Foscue of Lin-
coln county, Tenn., pioneers 1850, Shadrach Roundy com-
pany). She was born Dec. 30, 1850. Their children: Mar-
tin Louis b. July 11, 1869, and Ethel b. July 2, 1870, died;
Victor Lee b. Jan. 29, 1873; Percy A. b. Nov. 17, 1874, m.
Cora Jakeman; May b. May 15, 1876, m. Louis Keith; Edna
b. March 3, 1878, m. Chris Neilson; Arthur b. May 11, 1880;
Phillip b. Nov. 2, 1890. Family home Huntington, Utah.

Married Sariah Eliza Pulsipher April 14, 1910, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Charles Pulsipher and Sariah Robbins,
pioneers 1S50). She was born March 22, 1863.

President high priests' quorum at Huntington, Utah;
ward teacher. Farmer and miller.

BLACK, ISAAC E. (son of William M. Black and Marga-
ret Ruth Banks). Born Dec. 29, 1857, Nephi, Utah.

Married Nancy E. Allen Feb. 22, 1877, St. George, Utah
(daughter of Lewis Allen and Elizabeth Alexander of
Washington county, Utah, pioneers 1862, oxtearn company).
She was born Dec. 15, 1861. Their children: James Edwin
b. March 11, 1880, m. Sarah Lavina Foote; Elizabeth b.
Oct. 16, 1881, d. aged 13; Margaret b. April 11, 1884, m.
William Edgar Cox; Allen b. Dec. 25, 1885, d. infant; Alvin
b. Oct. 2, 1886, m. Sarah E. Cox; Clarence Andrew b. Jan.
10, 1890, m. Sarah Matilda Biddlecome; Elmer b. Sept. 25,
1893; May b. May 16, 1895; Rial b. Dec. 24, 1897; Nellie b.
Aug. 22, 1899; Permelia b. Aug. 29, 1901. Family home
Huntington, Utah.

Married Elvina Hansina Olsen Oct. 10, 1885, at St. George
(daughter of Christian Wilhelmj Olsen and Anne Johanna
Ellerson of Sweden). She was born May 15, 1868. Their
children: Martin Isaac b. Aug. 27, 1885, m. Laura Sherman;
Leroy b. Jan. 26, 1888, m. Jeannett Wayman; William
Henry b. Oct. 28, 1889, and Fannie b. Sept. 23, 1890, d.
infants; Harvey b. Oct. 4, 1891, and Frank Afton b. April
10, 1894, d. in youth; Dora b. June 19, 1896, d. infant; Annie
b. March 22, 1898; Glen b. Aug. 19, 1899, d. infant; Walter
b. Dec. 24, 1900; Ward b. Aug. 6, 1902; Ellis b. Dec. 21,
1905; Rulon b. Feb. 26, 1907; Marie b. Oct. 25, 1911. Family
home Huntington, Utah.

Member 81st quorum seventies; high priest; missionary
to Denver 1907; ward teacher. Miller and farmer.

BLACK, ALVIN (son of Isaac E. Black and Nancy E. Allen).
Born OCt. 2, 1887, Huntington, Utah.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Cox April 25, 1907, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Ellas Cox and Mary E. Sherman of Hunting-
ton; pioneers Sept. 24, 1848, Heber C. Kimball company).
She was born March 12, 1888. Their children: Claude Elias
b. May 8, 1908; Vernon Alvin b. March 9, 1911. Family
home Huntington.

Elder. Farmer and miller.

BLACKBURN, ELIAS HICKS (son of Thomas Blackburn and
Elizabeth Bone of Bedford county, Pa.). Born Sept. 17,
1827, in Bedford county, Pa. Came to Utah in 1849, Milo
Andrus company.

Married Sarah Jane Goff, March 3, 1847, in Pottawattamie
county, Iowa (daughter of James and Jane Goff of Iowa,
who came to Utah in 1850). Their children: Ellas Platte
b. July 22, 1849, m. Lena Busenbark; Sarah Jane b. Feb. 10,
1851, m. Frank Richards; Orson Hyde b. June 3, 1854, m.
Hannah Gibbons; Thomas, b. July 18, 1858, m. Juliette Max-
field; Anna Laura b. Aug. 29, 1863, d. Infant; James Elisha
b. April 29, 1865, m. Delilah Emily Oyler, m. Ada Agnes Fil-
more; Alice, b. Sept. 6, 1877, m. George A. Richardson.

Married Nancy Phipps Lane, April 12, 1852, Salt Lake City,
who was born July 16, 1833, in Illinois. Their children:
William W. b. March 3, 1853, d. at birth; George Albert b.
June 23, 1854; Bathsheba b. Sept. 14, 1855, m. C. A. Grundy;
David Patten b. March 2, 1857; Mariah Ellen b. Aug. 26,
1858, m. Solomon Walker; Alma Jehu b. June 10, 1860; Lewis
Henry b. June 23, 1S63, d. child; Mary D. b. Dec. 17, 1864, m.
Joseph Fisher; Frank Adelbert b. Aug. 29, 1866, d. child;
Emily b. Dec. 4, 1868, m. Monroe McClellan; Heber Charles
b. Aug. 27, 1871, m. Nlobe Turnbow, m. Louisa Taylor; Lu-
ella b. Aug. 16, 1872, m. Edward Goodwin; Parley Pratt b.
March 9, 1874, m. Margaret M. Banzo.

Married Elizabeth Hales April 9, 1855, at Salt Lake City,
Utah (daughter of John and Elizabeth Hales of California).
She was born March 17, 1839, in Michigan. Their chil-
dren: Brigham b. Jan. 30, 1856; Mary Elizabeth b. March 5,
1858; Harriet Eliza b. March 8, 1860. Family home Provo.

Married Hannah Haws January 1857, at Salt Lake City,
Utah (daughter of John and Martha Haws of Illinois). She
was born March 15, 1832, in Wayne county, 111. Their chil-
dren: Martha Ann b. June 7, 1858, d. in maidenhood; John
Ambrose b. July 7. 1864; Warren b. June 17, 1869; Oscar b.
Oct. 2, 1871, d. a youth.

Married Virtue Leah Crompton Jan. 30. 1862, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Steven Crompton and Ann Gladman of
Norfolk, Eng.). She was born Dec. 21, 1844. Came to Utah
in 1860. Their children. Harriet Elizabeth b. April 24, 1864,
m. Charles P. Okerlund; Howard Florence b. Dec. 29, 1865,

m. Florence Oyler; Eliza May b. Feb. 23, 1868, m. Wilford
Pace; William b. Oct. 28, 1871, m. Emily Fordham; Minnie
Lillie b. Nov. 4, 1873, m. George McClellan; Ezra b. Aug 26
1875, d. at birth; Seth Hicks b. Oct. 18, 1876, m. Millie Ne-
beker; Joseph C. b. Jan. 29, 1879, m. Mabel Halliday Nellie
b. March 16, 1880, d. at birth; Danial Steven b. Oct. 23, 1880
m. Eva Edwards. Families resided at Minersville, Provo and
Loa, Utah.

Missionary to England; first bishop of Provo 1849-1858;
bishop of Loa 1880-1889. Pioneer of Provo, Minersville and
Loa. Farmer and pioneer doctor. Died April 6, 1908, at

BLACKBURN, JAMES ELISHA (son of Elias Hicks Black-
burn and Sarah Jane Goff). Born April 29, 1865, at Miners-

Married Delilah Emily Oyler Feb. 28, 1890, at Loa (daugh-
ter of Ammon Oyler and Delilah Snyder of Virginia. Came
to Utah in 1871). She was born Nov. 17, 1873. Their chil-
dren: Clara May b. June 5, 1891; Ralph b. Feb. 7, 1893;
Alma Lester b. April 11, 1896; Melvin Oyler b. Feb. 18, 1904.

Married Ada Agnes Fillmore Jan. 18, 1905, at Manti,
Utah (daughter of Norman Fillmore and Eleanor Searle),
who was born Dec. 26, 1881. Their children: Ronald Eli-
sha b. June 27, 1907; Morris b. Oct. 12, 1910. Family home
Richfield, Utah.

Member 36th quorum seventies. Farmer.

BLACKBURN, JEHU (son of Thomas Blackburn and Eliza-
beth Bone). Born in Bedford county, Pa. Came to Utah

1847, Capt. Nebeker company.

Married Julia Ann Jameson about 1846, Winter Quarters,
Neb. (daughter of Charles Jameson and Mary Shadrick of
Pennsylvania, pioneers 1847, Mormon battalion and Capt.
Brown company). Their children: Jehu, Jr., b. March 26.

1848, m. Catherine Rebecca Foy, m. Margarett Evelyn Wool-
sey; Julia Ann b. Feb. 1, 1850, m. Mathoni L. Burns; Eph-
raim, died.

Married Susan Jameson at Salt Lake City (daughter of
Charles Jameson and Mary Shadrick). Their children: Ma-
nassa, died; Clifton, m. Isabel Stoddard; Anthony, m. Mary
Ellen Stoddard; Thaddeus, m. Maraby Stoddard; Alonzo, m.
Jane Stoddard; Madora, m. John Ramsey; Byron, m. Ida Max-
field; Melissa, m. Albert Stoddard; Scott, m. Minnie Pose.

High priest. Died at Nephi, Utah.

BLACKBURN, JEHU, Jr. (son of Jehu Blackburn and Julia
Ann Jameson). Born March 26, 1848, Salt Lake City.

Married Catherine Rebecca Foy Nov. 4, 1866, Minersville,
Utah (daughter of Thomas B. Foy and Catherine Fink,
pioneers of Washington county). She was born March 28,
1848. Their children: Jehu Thomas, m. Alice Pierce;
Ephraim, m. Alice Taylor; Frederick, m. Miss Roberts;
Catherine Julia, m. William Ladell; Manassa, m. Angeline
Taylor; Nellie, m. Henry Robison; William Sheridan, died;
Charles Theodore; Adolphus and Theron, died; Leslie.

Married Margarett Evelyn Woolsey at Rabbit Valley, Utah
(daughter of Hyrum Woolsey and Lucinda Jameson of Mil-
lard county, pioneers July 24, 1847, Brigham Young com-
pany). She was born July 25, 1864. Their children: Lu-
cinda Hemmelwright, m. Clifton McClutchy; Joseph m. Mil-
lie Bishop; Arthur G. Newberry, m. Hannah Anderson; Dan
F. Newberry, m. Katie Morrill.

Elder. Made a trip across the plains for merchandise.
Black Hawk Indian war veteran.

BLAIR, HARRISON (son of Michael Blair, born 1795, in
Kentucky, and Jane Blair of Adams county, 111.). He was
born May 19, 1819, in Adams county, 111. Came to Utah in
1857 with a party of those who were called in to antici-
pate arrival of Johnston's army.

Married Mary Ann McNutt in Adams county (daughter of
James McNutt of Kentucky and Elizabeth McNutt of Vir-
ginia). She was born Aug. 7, 1833, and died Feb. 2, 1897.
Their children: Priscilla Jane, m. Hyrum Bennett North;
William Oliver, m. Elizabeth McGhea; Elizabeth, m. Siney
Lewis; Michael Harrison, m. Sarah Friar; Mary Allen, m.
Victor Reynolds; Ellen, m. Job Baker; Samuel McNutt;
George Cannon; Lucy Ann, m. Charles Christensen; David
Brlnton; Warren Montgomery; John James. Family home
Holliday (North Cottonwood), Utah.

High priest; ward teacher. Came from California at the
call of Brigham Young to help build up Salt Lake county
and vicinity. Farmer. Died Dec. 28, 1888.

BLAIR, SETH MILLISTGTON (son of James Blair and Cath-
erine Jordan, the latter of Tennessee). Born March 15,
1819, Rails county, Mo. Came to Utah 1850, independent

Married Cornelia Jane Espy Dec. 7, 1837, in Tennessee.
Their children: Preston; Ellen, m. Edwin Ellsworth; Seth,

Married Sarah Maria East Nov. 15. 1855, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Edwin W. East and Willmirth Greer of Salt
Lake, pioneers 1853, Seth Millington Blair company). She
was born Dec. 31, 1840 and died July 3, 1890. Their chil-
dren: Lehl, died; Mary, m. Logan Gilbert Holdaway; Wal-
lace and Nancy died; Willmirth, m. J. C. White. Family
homes Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. Died March
17, 1875, Logan, Utah.


Born March 12. 1815, in England. Came to Utah 1852

Married Harriett Hollis 1841 in England, who was born
Dec. 11, 1820, and came to Utah with husband. Their chil-
dren: Mariah, died; Frederick, m. Sarah Hardy, Emily

and Mary ; Caroline, m. Warren Hardy; Edward died-

Elizabeth, m. Henry Riding; Emma, m. John Carter; George,
died; Benjamin, m. Elizabeth Blake; Jane, m. Eugene Elisha
Branch; Harriett, m. Nels Sandberge; Anna Eliza, Henry
and Isaac, died.

High priest. Furniture and cabinet maker. Died March
9, 1883.

BLAKE, THOMAS (son of John Blake and Sarah Piper of
South Jordan, Utah). Born May 9, 1859, Bridgeport, Dor-
setshire, Eng. Came to Utah June 14, 1876, John Woodhouse

Married Bettie Platt Sept. 9, 1880, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of John Platt and Betty Butterworth of Royton, Lan-
cashire, Eng:., who came to Utah June 10, 1881, Joseph R.
Matthews company). She was born Feb. 20, 1858. Their
children: Thomas William b. June 8, 1882; Herbert John b.
April 10, 1885; Alice b. Feb. 2, 1887; Amy Floretta b. May
20, 1889; James Platt b. June 6, 1891; Mildred b. Dec. 28,
1895; Bettie Hannah b. June 9, 1898. Family home South
Jordan, Utah.

One of seven presidents of 96th quorum seventies; mis-
sionary to England 1897-99; high priest; bishop South Jor-
dan ward July 8, 1900, until his death. Engaged in sheep
business at South Jordan and farmer. Died Aug. 7, 1911,
South Jordan.

BLAKE, WILLIAM (son of William Blake, born Jan. 1806,
and Sarah Barrow, born March 1818, at North Molton,
Devonshire, Eng.). He was born Aug. 4, 1848. at North
Molton, Eng Came to Utah Oct. 26, 1864, William Hyde

Married Mary Lake Oct. 2, 1871 (daughter of William
Lake and Emma Court, of Devonshire, Eng., pioneers Sept.
25, 1866, John D. Holladay company). She was born Jan.
6, I860. Their children: David John b. Sept. 10, 1872, m.
Alice Thuesen Jan. 5, 1901; William James b. March 6, 1874,
m. Magdelina Andersen Feb. 1899; Sarah Emily b. April 29,
1876, m. William A. Moody June 1899; Isaac Brigham b. April
14, 1877, m. Ella Andersen Oct. 1905; Joseph Lake b. March
9, 1879, m. Vernie Rooker; Mary Jane b. Jan. 11, 1881, m. John
Nordstrum; Annie Lake b. Jan. 4, 1884, m. Edward F. Carter
May 6, 1903; Samuel Henry b. Oct. 12, 1885, m. Annie Bevan
May 1910; James Theophilus b. March 18, 1887, m. Emma
Bunnel Dec. 4, 1912; Benjamin b. June 24, 1890; Catherine
Ruth b. June 10, 1892; Horace Charles b. Nov. 15, 1894.
Family resided Center ward, Wasatch county, Salt Lake
City and Provo, Utah.

Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1866-68; high
priest; bishop's counselor 1883-93; bishop Center ward,
Wasatch stake 1894-98. Moved to Utah county 1898 where
he was justice of peace four terms at Vineyard. Went on
mission to England Jan. 8, 1913.

BLANCHARD, ASEPH (son of John Blanchard). Born Oct.
3, 1800, Buffalo, N. T. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Junietta Leonard.

Married Eunice Elizabeth Thompson, Detroit, Mich,
(daughter of Thomas Thompson and Charlotte Rice, pioneers
1852, Isaac Bullock company). She was born Jan. 2, 1824,
Detroit, Mich. Their children: Alma Moroni b. April B,
1842. m. Emma Bocock; Jane Elizabeth b. Jan. 22, 1845,
m. Simeon Alvord; Ether Enoch b. Aug. 16, 1847, m. Silvia
Goff; Junietta Charlotte b. April 2, 1850, m. Calvin Van
Luvin; Rozella Francena b. Jan. 14, 1865, m. Arba Lamson.
Family home Springville, Utah.

High priest. Veteran Black Hawk war.

BLANCHARD, ALMA MORONI (son of Aseph Blanchard and
Eunice Elizabeth Thompson). Born April 5, 1842.

Married Emma Bocock at Salt Lake City, who was born
June 23, 1843, in Sheffield, Eng. Their children: Medora,
m. C. A. Hickenlooper; Alma Moroni, Jr.. m. Hattie L. Smith;
Sarah E., m. Francis Ferrin; Byron, m, Annie McLain.
Family home Springville, Utah.

BLANCHARD, ALMA MORONI, JR. (son of Alma Moroni
Blanchard and Emma Bocock). He was born Oct. 15. 1869.

Married Hattie L. Smith (daughter of Henry Smith and
Lydia Kershaw). Their children: Arlo Merle; Henry D.;
Delbert A.; Floyd I.; William A.; Virgil A.; Stella N. Family
home Chester, Idaho.

Farmer and stockraiser.

BLASER, FREDRICK (son of Ulrich Blaser and Anna
Barbara Mueller of Treub, Canton Bern, Switzerland). Born
June 5, 1839, Kunglirch, Canton Bern, Switzerland. Came
to Utah May 13, 1883, by rail.

Married Elizabeth Lerch, who was born Nov. 10, 1841,
and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Edward
b. Sept. 10, 1869, m. Lucina Scott July 12, 1898; Elizabeth
b. Aug. 30, 1870, m. Alfred Dorney June 7, 1893; Augustus
Fredrick b. Oct. 6, 1871, m. Minnie C. John Aug. 10, 1898;
Mary b. June 6, 1873, m. Claude Follick Dec. 7, 1891; John
Arnold b. Nov. 22, 1874, m. Anna Sommers Sept. 25, 1903;


R TH b V Au &- 22 - 187 6. m. Addle McClellan June 6,
% a A A ,? rU " 188 - m ' Martin Ahlstrom Sept
! 1906 ' 1885 ' m ' Geor e Williams Sept.

nJ?v rr L C u* A 5 na ^ Rol i ner 1893 ' who was born Nov. 17, 1857.
Only child: Freeda b. April 12, 1899.

Teacher and elder.
BLASER, AUGUSTUS FREDRICK (son of Fredrick Blaser,

Married Minnie C. John Aug. 10. 1898. Bannock county,

nfV iafo^ er c f Charles John and Elizabeth Williams.
pioneers 1862). She was born June 7, 1880, West Portage
iii , Their children: Fredrick Warren b. April 30 1899;
^n"i n ^J r , ma b ' May 20> 1900; Rol >ert Augustus b. July 20,
1901; Thelma Juanita b. Aug. 18, 1903; Gladys Elizabeth b.
n */> io : Dora Mabel b. June 29, 1908; Irwin Ralph b.
Oc^ 28, 1909. Family home Dempsey, Idaho.
,, H ^ lgr P riest : 1st counselor and successor to Bishop W
McClellan of Dempsey ward, Pocatello stake.

BLISS, NORMAN INGLES (son of Jesse Bliss and Fanny
Tuttle, of Hartwick, Otsego county, N. Y.). Born Aug 19
1819. Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1848, Brigham Young company

Married Mary Eliza Cole. Their children: Orley DeWight
b. 1840, m. Harriet Lee. Family resided Salt Lake City and
Dixie, Utah.

Married Betsy Bird. Their children: Mary Ann, m. Thomas

Married Sariah Lewis. Their children: Wilford Norman;
Lucy; Almeda; Eliza; Frank.

Married Lydia Stout April 30. 1871 (daughter of Allen
Joseph Stout and Amanda Melvina Fisk). Their children-
Fanny Melvina b. June 15, 1873, m. John R. Terry March
20, 1889; Norman Ingles Jr. b. Jan. 24, 1875. m. Mary
Elizabeth Morris Oct. 31, 1895; Lily Cecelia b Aug 26
1877, m. Ozro DeMill Dec. 26, 1893; Sanford b. Nov. 10 1879'
died; Alfred Fisk b. Dec. 15, 1882, m. Mattie Cropper Jan.

Teamster for President Young while crossing the plains-
pioneer to Dixie 1860.

BLISS, NORMAN INGLES, JR. (son of Norman Ingles Bliss
and Lydia Stout). Born Jan. 24, 1875, Toquerville Utah

Married Mary Elizabeth Morris Oct. 31, 1895 Rockville
Utah (daughter of Daniel M. Morris and Sophia Russell)'
who was born June 16, 1887. Their children: Clarence b
Oct. 25, 1896; Clark Len b. May 31, 1898; Orin V b Feb
25, 1901; Maitland b. Jan. 1, 1903; Earl Morris b. Nov. 6,'

Married Harriet Theobald April 1, 1908. Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Theobald and Naomi Tanner of Beaver
Utah). She was born March 30, 1887. Washington county'
Utah. Their children: Norman Stanley b. Jan. 31 1909-
Mary Zelma b. Jan. 19, 1911.

BLUNCK, HENRY C. (son of Christian Blunck, born Dec.
26. 1851, and Margaretha Schluter. born Dec. 25, 1848, both of
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany). He was born Aug. 25, 1877.
Came to Utah Oct. 16, 1891, Theodore Bradley company.

Married Hedwig Staub Oct. 2, 1903 (daughter of Wilhelm
and Sophia Staub, married 1887, Solothurn, Switzerland;
came to Utah 1893). She was born March 9. 1888.

President Herbert independent branch of Fremont stake.
Director of Fremont fair association 1910. His father,
Christian Blunck, presided over the branch at Kiel,
Germany, for many years, and is at present gathering
genealogies and preaching the gospel in his native land.

BOARDMAN, ROBERT (son of Robert Boardman and Eliza-
beth Machin, of Gosberton, Risegrate, Lincolnshire, Eng.).
He was born March 27, 1822, at Gosberton. Came to Utah
Sept. 5, 1866, Samuel D. White company.

Married Mary Green June 18. 1844, at Gosberton (daugh-
ter of Thomas Green and Jane Hill, of that place). She was
born Dec. 21, 1816. Their children: Fanny, m. Enoch

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