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Thomas Harding; Lemira Meta, m. George Halstead; Sarah
Stella, m. Albert Jacobsen; Hazel May, m. Jesse Mitchell;
Beatrice V., m. Parley D. Hindmarsh; Mary C., m. George
Webb; Elva G. ; Ann Sophia. Family home Provo, Utah.

Farmer. Died Nov. 29, 1898.

COLLINS, JOHN THOMAS (son of Thomas Collins and Mary
Liddiard). Born April 12. 1878, Provo, Utah.

Married Alfreda Jeppersen Oct. 13, 1903, Provo, Utah
(daughter of Christian Jeppersen and Sena Nielson, Odense,
Denmark. Their children: Leola Alfreda b. July 24, 1904;
John Wyman b. Jan. 3, 1908. Family home Provo, Utah.

Married Ada Lemmon Nov. 12, 1908, Nephi, Juab county,
Utah (daughter of William S. Lemmon and Ada Lowe of
Silver City, Utah). She was born Jan. 27, 1878. Their
children: Ada Beatrice b. Sept. 27, 1910, d. Dec. 26, 1910.
Family home Leamington, Utah.

Elder; Sunday school and ward teacher. Stonemason and
farmer.



COLL1NGS, RICHARD (son of Joseph and Sarah Collings).
Born June 23, 1818, Tring, Buckinghamshire. Eng. Came to
Utah Nov. 30, 1856, Edward Martin handcart company.

Married Emma Lawrence May 26, 1847 (daughter of
Simon Lawrence and Ann Archer), who was born Nov. 26,



COLTON, PHILANDER (son of Charles and Polly Jones of
Scipio, Cayuga county, N. Y.). Born Oct. 11, 1811, Clarence
Hollow, N. Y. Came to Utah July 29, 1847 with members of
Co. B, Mormon Battalion, under Capt. George P. Cook.

Married Matilda Merrill July, 1833, Utica, Mich, (daughter
of Samuel and Phoebe Merrill), who was born Oct. 16,
1817, and came to Utah 1850. Their children: Charles
Edwin b. Oct. 26, 1834, m. Mary Ann Kelton; Harriet Emily
b. July 24, 1836, m. Daniel W. Jones; Eleanor Roseltha b.
Aug. 26, 1838, m. Stephen Bliss Moore; Lamoni Andrew b.
April 18, 1842, d. aged 22; George Philander b. Jan. 24, 1844,
d. child; Sanford Lorenzo b. June 26, 1845, m. Nancy Work-
man (Reed); Byron Oliver b. Nov. 29, 1848, m. Sarah Jane
Clark, m. Sarah M. Smith; Sterling Driggs b. March 22,
1851, m. Nancy Adeline Wilkins; Phoebe Albina b. Jan. 20,
1855, d. 1865; John Adelbert b. Jan. 30, 1858, m. Mary Susan-
nah Wilson; Earnest Merrill b. Sept. 19, 1860, m. Eva Louisa
Gill. Family home Provo, Utah.

Missionary to Las Vegas, Nev. Located at Provo and
moved to Vernal in 1885. Mason; plasterer; brickmaker.
Died Aug. 15, 1891, Vernal, Utah.

COLTON, BYRON OLIVER (son of Philander Colton and
Matilda Merrill). Born Nov. 29, 1848, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Came to Utah 1850.

Married Sarah Jane Clark Jan. 24, 1870, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Joseph Clark and Sarah Topham of Provo,
Utah, pioneers 1850). Their children: Minnie Jane b.
April 23, 1871, m. George H. Wilson; May b. Feb. 25, 1874,
d. March 14, 1874.

Married Sarah Maria Smith July 4, 1879, at Provo (daugh-
ter of George Albert Smith, Sr., and Hannah Libby of Provo
and Salt Lake City, pioneers July 24, 1847, Brigham Young
company). She was born Jan. 1, 1856. Their children:
Stella Smith b. June 6, 1880, m. Charles A. Hardy; Byron
Owen b. Feb. 15, 1882, m. Helen Merkley June 29, 1910;
George Albert b. June 36, 1883, d. May 15. 1898.

Elder; ward teacher; secretary of Sunday schools several
years. County clerk and recorder eight years' school
trustee. Settled at Vernal 1884.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



COLTON, BTRON OWEN (son of Byron Oliver Colton and
Sarah Maria Smith). Born Feb. 16, 1882 at Provo.

Married Helen Merkley June 29. 1910 at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Nelson Merkley and Keturah Peterson of
Vernal, Utah). She was born April 9, 1890. Their child:
Ruth b. May 17, 1911.

Ordained bishop of Maeser ward Sept. 18, 1910; ordained
high priest and alternate high councilor Aug. 23, 1908; presi-
dent Y. M. M. I. A.; Sunday school teacher. Member state
board of education; school trustee. County surveyor 1904-
08. Civil engineer.

COLTON, STERLING DRIGGS (son of Philander Colton and
Matilda Merrill). Born March 22, 1861, Provo, Utah.

Married Nancy Adeline Wilklns March 21, 1870, at Salt
Lake City (daughter of John G. Wilkins and Nancy Ken-
nedy of Provo). She was born July 14, 1863, at Provo.
Their children: Flora Elsie b. June 7, 1872, m. Reuben
Collett; Sterling Leroy b. Jan. 16, 1874, m. Lula Camp;
Don Byron b. Sept. 15, 1876, m. Mary Maria Hall; m. Grace
Stringham; Frank Edwin b. Sept. 7, 1878, m. Elizabeth Jane
Hacking; m. Jane Merkley; Warren Alfred b. March 29,
1883, m. Merle Crandall; Charles Henry b. Dec. 18, 1884,
m. Nellie Hacking; Louis Lycurgus b. Nov. 30, 1886, m.
Louise Fuller; Nancy Fern b. Feb. 25, 1890, d. April 28, 1892;
Zora Maria b. Oct. 21, 1892; Hugh Wilkins b. Jan. 11, 1901.

Member seventies, Vernal, Utah; missionary of Illinois
and Michigan 1895; higrh priest; bishop; superintendent
Sunday school. Sheriff, Uinta county; county commissioner.
Merchant; stockraiser; miner and smelterer. One of first
discoverers of Gilsonlte.

COLTON. DON BYRON (son of Sterling Driggs Colton and
Nancy Adeline Wilkins). Born Sept. 15, 1876, Mona, Utah.

Married Mary Maria Hall Aug. 22, 1900, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Mark Hall and Mary Bingham of Vernal,
Utah), who was born Aug. 17, 1878, and died July 9, 1906.

Married Grace Stringham June 17, 1908, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Philip Stringham and Caroline Crouch of
Maeser ward, Vernal, Utah). She was born Aug. 26, 1878.
Their children: Mera b. March 20, 1909; Alice b. Jan. 10,
1913.

Member 97th quorum seventies of Vernal; missionary to
England 1896-98; ordained president of Uinta stake Sept.
17, 1910; 1st counselor to president William H. Smart 1907-
10; high councilor 1906-07; 1st counselor in bishopric of
Maeser ward 1905-06; stake supt. of religion classes 1901-
02; president Y. M. M. I. A. of Maeser ward 1898-1901;
principal preparatory department of B. Y. A. at Provo;
principal of Uinta Stake Academy 1902-03. Took course of
law at Ann Arbor 1903-06. Served in Utah legislature
1903. Receiver U. S. Land Office at Vernal 1905-13. Presi-
dent Uinta Telephone company; president Vernal Express
Publishing company. Rancher and stockraiser. Attorney-
at-law.



COLVIN, LEVI ORSON ALAMANDER (son of William Col-
vin, born April 2, 1778, and Lydia Sherman, born Oct. 25,
1785, both of Dauby, Rutland county, Vt.). He was born
Dec. 20, 1822, Ellsburg, Jefferson county, N. Y. Came to
Utah Sept. 10, 1850.

Married Mary Ann Emeline Davis April 17, 1850, Mt. Pls-
gah, Iowa (daughter of Isaac and Sarah Davis, of Pennsyl-
vania; the latter a pioneer Sept. 10, 1850). She was born Jan.
22, 1830, near Toronto, Can. Their children: Lydia Ann b.
Jan. 13, 1851, m. Lester Taylor; Mary Melissa b. Oct. 28,
1853, m. John Henry Tanner; Lev! Alexander b. June 12,
1867, m. Mary Alice Curtis; Orson Lamoni b. June 1862;
Laconius Alamander b. in 1866, m. Julia Patten; William
Albert b. Nov. 11, 1871, d. Nov. 27, 1907; Emma Potter
(adopted), m. Ephraim Coombs. Family home, Payson, Utah.

High priest. Settled In Cottonwood and lived at Fillmore,
Santaquin and Payson. Member Payson city council 1856-
66, Farmer. Died Nov. 18, 1904.

COLVIN, LEVI ALEXANDER (son of Lev! Orson Alamander
Colvin pnd Mary Ann Emeline Davis). Born June 12, 1857,
Payson, Utah.

Married Mary Alice Curtis Oct. 14. 1880, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Curtis, born Oct. 27, 1823, in Oakland
county, Mich., and Mary Openshaw, born March 25, 1839,
Brightmet, Lancashire, Eng., the former a pioneer Oct. 7,
1848, the latter of Nov. 30, 1856, Edward Martin "frozen"
handcart company). She was born Aug. 30, 1858. Their
children: Irene b. Aug. 6, 1881 (drowned April 15, 1912
victim of the "Titanic-" catastrophe), m. Walter H. Corbett;
Kady Emeline E. b. Nov. 1, 1882, m. Sidney H. Cluff; Levl
Leslie b. May 24, 1884, d. Sept. 16, 1890; Curtis G. b. Nov.
16, 1885, d. Jan. 16, 1904; Tracy Sherman b. Nov. 14. 1887,
m. Zella Ashton; Eleanor b. Nov. 16, 1889; Hattie Lucille b.
Oct. 28, 1892. Family resided Payson, Pleasant View and
Provo, Utah.

Member 34th quorum seventies; missionary to Iowa and
Missouri 1896-97; bishop Pleasant View ward 1905-12; high
priest; home missionary, Nebo stake. Payson city council-
man eight years; first Utah county sheep inspector; chair-
man Payson school board six years. Farmer; atockraiser;
fruitgrower.



27, 1820. Their children: John Graham b. April 1, 1843, m.
Dora Dunyon; Julia Ann b. June 15, 1848; Mary b. 1846, m.
Edwin Hooker; Zebedee b. June 16, 1861, m. Eva Davis; Jo-
seph b. November 1852; Heman b. Jan. 29, 1854, m. Martha
J. Jones; Electa b. Oct. 22, 1866, m. James G. Higginson;
Sarah b. April 22, 1858, m. W. H. Gay; Elizabeth b. Dec. 31,
1869, m. Hiram Edwards; Hugh b. Oct. 16, 1862. Family
home Spanish Fork, Utah.

Patriarch. Died July 20, 1887.

COLTRIN, HEMAN (son of Zebedee Coltrin and Mary Mott).
Born Jan. 29, 1854, Palmyra, Utah.

Married Martha J. Jones Oct. 14. 1890, Provo, Utah
(daughter of William B. Jones and Mary Morgan, who came
to Utah May 30, 1873). She was born June 14, 1863. Their
children: William Z. b. Aug. 24, 1891; Mary M. b. Feb. 6, 1893;
H. Edwin b. March 24, 1894; Bessie b. Dec. 2, 1895; Jennie
N. b. Sept. 24. 1897; J. Frank b. April 26, 1899; Rebecca P.
b. June 6, 1900; Melvln W. b. March 1, 1902; Arthur B. b.
April 8, 1904. Family home Spanish Fork, Utah.



COMER, GEORGE (son of Job and Amelia Comer). Born
Oct. 17, 1830, Farringdon Gurney, Somersetshire, Eng. Came
to Utah Sept. 16, 1866, William Henry Chtpman company.

Married Mary Ann Smith Feb. 16, 1852 (daughter of George
Smith and Mary Flower), who was born Sept. 21, 1833, Pub-
low, Eng:., and came to Utah with husband. Their children:
Elizabeth, m. James Gledhill Nov. 28, 1881; Mary Jane, died;
George Lorenzo, m. Mary Jones March 31, 1882; Mary Ann,
died; Heber, m. Nellie Titcomb March 16, 1884; Polly, m.
James Smuin Feb. 22, 1884; Amelia, m. Carl Kartell June 21,
1897; Sarah, m. William Dorton May 12, 1888; John, m. Mary
Lee November 1894; Alice, m. Thomas English July 11. 1894;
Jesse, d. Aug. 20. 1876; Alma, m. Mary Meakin Feb. 22, 1884.
Family home Lehi, Utah.

High priest; representative of genealogical society; filled
two foreign and eight home missions; prominently identi-
fied with the promotion and building of the Provo woolen
mills and other manufacturing institutions, and in the
growth and settlement of Lehi City. Owner and breeder of
excellent Jersey stock.



COMISH, WILLIAM (son of Henry Cornish and Elizabeth
Dugan of Isle of Man). Born May 20, 1805, Kirkarbray,
Isle of Man. Came to Utah Sept. 3, 1856, John Hindley com-
pany.

Married Elizabeth Kegg at Isle of Man (daughter of Pat-
rick Kegg and Jane Moore of Isle of Man). She was born
Dec. 22, 1806. Their children: Jane, m. Robert Ashton; Wil-
liam, m. Annie Cook; Margrette, m. Thomas Rouche; Eliza-
beth, m. George Whitaker; John, b. Dec. 1, 1838, m. Esther E.
Stanford Nov. 22, 1862; Ellen, m. Mark Preece; Nephi, m.
Emma Howland; Joseph, d. July 1853; Emma, m. George
Densmore. Family home Franklin, Idaho.

High priest; acting teacher. Died Dec. 16, 1877.

COMISH, JOHN (son of William Komish and Elizabeth
Kegg). Born Dec. 1, 1838, Douglas, Isle of Man. Came to
Utah Sept. 3, 1865, John Hindley company.

Married Esther E. Stanford Nov. 22, 1862. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Stanford and Elizabeth Barnett of
Southwick, Sussex, Eng., pioneers Oct. 17, 1862, Henry W.
Miller company). She was born Feb. 20, 1844. Their chil-
dren: John A. b. Nov. 22, 1863, m. Ada Crockett; Elizabeth
E. b. Nov. 16, 1865, m. William C. Ormond; Thomas W. b.
Aug. 29, 1867, m. Emma Braley; Ruth S. b. June 16, 1869, m.
Erastus S. Larsen; Karleen S. b. April 6, 1871, m. Hyrum C.
Larsen; Franklin S. b. Oct. 7, 1872; Joseph Francis b. Jan.
12. 1874, died; Ellen F. b. March 29, 1876, m. Martin Larsen;
Nephi S. b. March 3, 1877; Albert S. b. Aug. 14, 1879, m. Emma
Champion; Alberta S. b. Aug. 14, 1879, died; Pearl S. b. Dec. 9,
1884, m. George W. Holliday; Fay S. m. Sept. 22, 1887, m.
Robert L. Allen; Leo S. b. March 26, 1889. Family home
Coveville, Utah.

Ward teacher; went to meet belated handcart company
1856; in 1862 he drove team in Henry W. Miller's company to
Florence for immigrants. Herded church cattle at Promon-
tory 1860-61. Went as minuteman in Horton D. Haight's
company to Salmon river in 1858 to fight the Indians; took
part in Echo Canyon trouble; Indian scout six years. School
trustee. Farmer.



CONDER, EDWARD (son of Edward Conder and Deborah
Benton of Woden, Cambridgeshire, Eng.). Born Nov. 19,
1826, Woden, Eng. Came to Utah Oct. 13, 1850, Edward Hun-
ter company.

Married Helen Pierce 1846, St. Louis, Mo. (daughter of
William and Sarah Pierce of Woden, Eng.). She was born
Dec. 19, 1826. Their children: William, d. infant; John, m.
Hannah Hanson; Elizabeth, m. John J. Roberts; Edward, d.
child; Annie, m. James Whitmore Preston; Emma, m. Wil-
liam Henroid; Rachel, m. Eugene H. Henrold; Ruth, d.
child; Hermlna, m. James Swatley; Deborah, d. infant.
Family home American Fork, Utah.

High priest. Teamster and farmer. Died Dec. 18, 1886,
at American Fork.



COLTRIN, ZEBEDEE (son of John Coltrin and Sarah Gra-
ham). Born Sept. 7, 1804, Ovid, Seneca county, N. Y. Came
to Utah July 24, 1847, Stephen Goddard company.

Married Mary Mott Feb. 6, 1841 (daughter of Samuel Mott
and Elizabeth Dewltt, pioneers 1852), who was born Nov.



CONDIE, GIBSON (son of Thomas Condle of Glasgow. Scot-
land). Born June 16, 1814, at Glasgow. Came to Utah July,
I860.

Married Cecelia Sharp, 1844, Glasgow, Scotland (daughter



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of Peter and Cecelia Sharp of Clackmannan, Scotlanl). She
was born April 9, 1812. Their children: Mary, m. James C.
Watson; Gibson S., m. Elizabeth Whitaker, m. Esther Pal-
freyman; Ellen, m. Peter G. Burt; Robert S., m. Harriet
Powell; Elizabeth, m. John Cowan; Peter S., m. Jeanette
Watson; Thomas S., m. Marguerite Watson. Family home
Salt Lake City.

Seventy. Contractor for building material. Died Nov. 17,
1900.



< <>M>IK, THOMAS (son of Gibson Condie, born Dec. 25, 1774,
and Jean Russel, both of Westfleld, Scotland; they were
married Aug. 15, 1794). He was born Sept. 27, 1806, Dun-
fernline, Fifeshlre, Scotland. Came to Utah Sept. 2, 1852,
Capt. Howell company.

Married Helen Sharp Aug. 21, 1830 (daughter of Luke
Sharp and Janet White, married Nov. 9, 1900, Clackmannan,
Scotland). She was born May 25, 1811, and came to Utah
with husband. Their children: Janet b. Aug. 4, 1831, m. Jo-
seph Sharp Aug. 28, 1849; Gibson b. March 10, 1835, m. Eliza-
beth Robinson Feb. 26, 1857; Helen b. July 24, 1837, m. George
Thackeray July 1, 1854; Margaret b. Nov. 19, 1839; Thomas
b. Feb. 9, 1842, m. Hannah Swan Sept. 17, 1864; Cecelia b.
June 22, 1854, m. Arthur" Kirk June 15, 1880; Joseph b. June
22, 1854, m. Elizabeth Walbie June 7, 1883.

CONDIE, GIBSON, son of Thomas Condie and Helen Sharp).
Born March 10, 1835, Clackamannan, Scotland.

Married Elizabeth Robinson Feb. 26, 1857, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George and Margaret Angus Robinson, pio-
neers of 1856. Edward Martin company). She was born June
28, 1838, Darlington, Eng. Their children: Margaret Helen
b. June 28, 1858, m. William C. Palmer Oct. 31, 1881; Thomas
R. b. July 7, 1861, m. Katie Jones Sept. 6, 1894; Gibson R. b.
Sept. 12, 1863, m. Ettie Warrick June 16, 1907; Elizabeth
Ann b. June 20, 1866. m. Willard C. Knight April 1, 1903;
Joseph b. June 7, 1868, m. Minnie Johnson Feb. 8, 1899; Mary
Jane b. Sept. 6, 1870, m. David H. Wickel Dec. 21, 1898; John
W. b. Sept. 21, 1878, m. Rella May Pendleton Dec. 3, 1903;
Agnes Irene b. June 6, 1881, m. Frank Padkins March 30,
1904; George Moroni b. March 27, 1883, m. Caroline Johnson
April 30, 1908. Family home Croydon, Morgan Co., Utah.

Ward clerk. Active in Echo Canyon troubles. One of
first settlers of Lost Creek on Weber river. Contractor in
construction of Union Pacific R. R. In 1869.

CONDIE, JOHN W. (son of Gibson Condie and Elizabeth
Robinson). Born Sept. 21, 1878, at Croydon, Utah.

Married Rella May Pendleton Dec. 31, 1903, at Wanship,
Utah (daughter of Joshua Pendleton and Delphia Stewart,
former born May 4, 1849, latter June 18, 1852, both of Salt
Lake City; married in 1870). She was born May 4, 1881,
Wanship, Utah. Their children: Melvina Lyman b. May 28,
1905; Mildred Evelyn b. June 18, 1907; Lucile b. Sept. 24,
1908; Vera b. Aug. 5, 1910. Family home Preston, Idaho.

Principal of Preston Central school 1906-08; teacher in
Oneida Academy 1908-12. Mayor 1909-11. Bishop 4th ward
since 1907.



CONL.EY, SOLOMON N. Came to Utah July 24, 1847, Brig-
ham Young company.

Married Eve Merckley (daughter of Christopher Merck-
ley). Their children: Christopher Albert b. Feb. 4, 1844,
m. Mary Whipple; Ransom N. b. Nov. 24, 1848; Hyrum J. b.
May 19, 1850; Lyman b. April 13, 1855, m. Annie Harvey;
Sarah E. b. April 14, 1857, m. James A. Cameron Feb. 6,
1875; Harriet M. b. April 21, 1859, m. Levl Hart Nov., 1874.
Family home Centerville, Utah.

High priest.



CONNELX, WILLIAM F. (son of William Connell and Isa-
belle Leishman of De Kalb, 111.). Born July 8, 1841, Barry,
Lancastershire, Eng. Came to Utah May 6, 1864.

Married Henrietta Atkinson June 28, 1874, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Thomas Atkinson and Margerite Ann
Field of Nauvoo, 111., pioneers 1863), who was born Jan. 12,
1853. Their children: Margerite Isabelle, m. W. H. Mc-
Kenna; James W., m. Sascha Stain; Anna L., m. Solomon
K. Smith; Emma L., m. Claude M. Raybould; Maud H., m.
Frank N. Huddleson; William A., m. Alice Taufer; Gladys
R., d. aged 1 year; Hazel K. Family home 14th ward, Salt
Lake City.

Justice of peace, Lincoln county, Nev. ; general news-
paper man.



WILLIAM SAMUEL, (son of Samuel Connell and
Martha Goodfellow of Birmingham, Eng.). Born June 3,
1851, In England. Came to Utah Sept. 25, 1863, Peter Ne-
beker company.

Married Emma Mariah Wright Sept. 25, 1870, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Thomas Wright and Sarah Ann Brltt of
Nephi, Utah, pioneers Nov. 30, 1856, Edward Martin hand-
cart company). She was born Sept. 29, 1854. Their chil-
dren: Sarah Ann, m. George W. Taylor; Amelia, died;
Emma Sophronla, m. John Henry Weir; Birdie Lois, died;
Gertrude, died; John Britt. died; Jessie, died; William, died;
Samuel Wright; Barley Wright; John Robert; Walter; Ger-
aldlne. Family home Ogden, Utah.

Elder. Harness maker. Died Nov. 17, 1912, at Ogden.
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CONOVER (COWNOVER), PETER WILSON (son of Peter
Conover and Hannah Combs). Born Sept. 19, 1807, Wood-
ford, Ky. Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1848, Heber C. Kimball
company.

Married Eveline Golden Feb. 14, 1827, Morgan county, 111.,
who died in 1847, at Winter Quarters, Neb. Their children:
Houton; Charles; Abraham; Sarah; John; Jenett; Catherine;
Zerelda; Alphis; Eveline.

Married Mary Jane McCorral Nov. 10, 1850, Provo, Utah
(daughter of Jesse McCorral and Mary J. Lock of Louisi-
ana, pioneers Sept. 24, 1848, Heber C. Kimball company)
She was born March 11, 1829, in Louisiana. Their children:
Mary E. b. Nov. 14, 1851, m. Charles Jenkins; Louisa H. b.
Dec. 24, 1852, m. Robert Henderson; Peter Wilson, Jr b
March 24, 1854, m. Myrtle Mason; Hanmer J. b. June 9 1855
m. Viola Burdick; William C. b. April 22, 1858, m. Delia Bur-
dick; Martha J. b. Sept. 19, 1859, m. James Gilllspie; Joseph
b. Sept. 19, 1859, died; Alsetta b. May 4, 1862, m. W. E.
Smith, m. James Hogan; Loretta b. May 5, 1862, m. Henry
V. Smith; Ida b. Oct. 30, 1865, m. William H. Kenner; Ella
b. Jan. 29, 1869, died; Ada b. July 29, 1872, m. Tight Snow;
Robert Francis b. Dec. 23, 1873, m. Anna Richmond. Family
home Provo, Utah.

One of Joseph Smith's body guards. Settled at Provo. It
was reputed that his was the second wagon driven by a
white man across the Provo river, and that he raised the
first wheat produced In this part of the territory. In the
50's he commanded the militia in Utah county, one of the
prominent military characters in territorial history. In
1854 he accompanied expedition of Colonel Steptoe to Carson
Valley, Nev. Colonel in Black Hawk Indian war. Died
Sept. 20, 1892, Richfield, Utah.

CONOVER, ROBERT FRANCIS (son of Peter William Con-
over and Mary Jane McCorral). Born Dec. 23, 1873, Eureka,
Utah.

Married Annie Richmond Aug. 19, 1906, Provo, Utah (daugh-
ter of Benjamin B. Richmond and Martha James of Provo),
who was born Nov. 4, 1885. Their children: Edna Afton b.
Dec. 4, 1907; Bernice b. Nov. 7, 1909. Family home Pleasant
View, Utah.

Member of Battery B, Utah Light Artillery Volunteers,
and received special bronze medal (number 1807), which
was issued in 1899 to members of the 8th army corps for
service in the Philippines (Luzon), voluntary re-enlistment,
patriotism, fortitude and loyalty, by an act of Congress,
upon the recommendation of President McKlnley. Farmer.



COOK, CHAtJNCEY HARVEY (son of Milton Cook and Olive
Amanda Smith). Born Nov. 26, 1843, Nauvoo, 111. Came to
Utah Sept. 24, 1848, Heber C. Kimball company.

Married Clarissa Curtis in February, 1869, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Enos Curtis and Tamma Durfee of Len-
nox, Madison county, N. ., pioneers of September, 1850).
She was born Oct. 13, 1851. Their children: Joseph Alma b.
Aug. 23, 1871; Emma b. Aug. 16, 1872; Chauncey Harvey b.
Dec. 5, 1874, m. Elsie Sonburg; Amelia b. May 11, 1877; Ray
Curtis b. Aug. 27, 1878, m. Lydia Jane Babcock; Leroy Austin
b. Aug. 24, 1881, m. Louisa Bennett; Marion b. March 14,
1884, m. Effle Lisonbee; Bertha b. March 9, 1886, m. Chas. B.
Lewis; Dora b. March 26, 1888, m. William Clark Scott;
Laura D. b. Dec. 11, 1889, m. Hyrum Hansen; Junius F. b.
July 18, 1893, m. Vida Hardman.

High priest; 1st counselor to Bishop John T. Rowley,
Emery stake; Sunday school superintendent, Sevier stake;
ward teacher. Justice of peace, Spring Glen, Carbon
county; postmaster, Caineville, Wayne county. Farmer and
stockraiser.



COOK, GEORGE (son of George Cook and Mary Philpot of
Brabourne, Kentshlre, Eng.). Born Jan. 28, 1828, at Bra-
bourne. Came to Utah Oct. 28, 1854, Robert L. Campbell
company.

Married Hannah Burrows Jan. 31, 1854, Dover, Kentshire,
Eng. (daughter of Henry Burrows and Mary Norton of
Dover). She was born March 27, 1822. Their children:
George Burrows, d. infant; Henry, d. infant; Samuel Nor-
ton, m. Margaret Lillian Wells and Stella Barker; Mary
Burrows, m. Nephl Brunker; Elizabeth Jane, m. John A.
Dalton; Hannah Louisa, d. infant; Rosetta Ellen, d. Infant;
Harbert Lorenzo, d. infant. Family home Willard, Utah.

Member 59th quorum seventies; ward teacher 40 yea's.
Farmer. Died Jan. 1, 1906.

COOK, SAMUEL NORTON (son of George Cook and Hannah
Burrows). Born April 26, 1857, Ogden, Utah.

Married Margaret Lillian Wells Dec. 27, 1883, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Lyman B. Wells and Bithiah Fordham
of Willard, Utah, pioneers of 1849). She was born April,
1865; died Dec. 5, 1890.

Married Stella Barker Oct. 12, 1892, at Logan^ Utah
(daughter of Byron Barker and Julia Hubbard of Willard.
pioneers of 1852). She was born Oct. 17, 1870. Their chil-
dren: George Byron b. Nov. 23, 1895; Merlin Norton b. Sept.
28 1897; Francis Henry b. Nov. 13. 1899; Delbert Eugene b.
Dec. 29, 1905. Family home Willard.

Member 59th quorum seventies; missionary to Great
Britain 1892-94; counselor to bishops A. Zundel and George
Facer- high councilor. County commissioner; member
county board of education; mayor and justice of peace of
Willard; member legislature 1896-98. Farmer and stock-
raiser.



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PIONEERS AND PROMINENT MEN OF UTAH



COOK, HENRY FREEMAN (son of William Cook, born Sept.
6, 1780, and Lucy Chapman, born May 8, 1787, married Dec.
19, 1805). He was born Jan. 12, 1815. Came to Utah Oct.,
1852, Warren Snow company.

Married Sophronia Strobridge April 9, 1837 (daughter of
George Strobridge and Abigal Lull), who was born March
14, 1813, and came to Utah with husband. Their children:
John b. May 22, 1838, m. Sarah Cook; James b. Jan. 14, 1840,
m. Malinda Wilcox; Hannah b. Jan. 22, 1842, m. Rhone Day-
ton; Mary Jane b. Jan. 2, 1844, m. William Quail; Charles b.
Feb. 21, 1846; William b. Oct. 19, 1847, m. Almina Weeks
March 4, 1871; m. Rebecca Rhodeaback; George-b: March 20,
1850, m. Ella Phippen, m. Alice Sparks; Harriet Ann b.
May 20, 1853; Jenett b. March 17, 1855, m. Seth Ridgby;
Maretta b. March 17, 1855, m. William H. Bassett. Family
home Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Married Julia Ann Rocker In 1857, Salt Lake City. Their
children: Franklin; George H.; Malinda; Ada.

Bishop Cedar Valley ward 1861-1881. Died in 1881.

COOK, WILLIAM (son of Henry Freeman Cook and Sophro-
nia Strobridge). Born Oct. 19, 1847, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Came to Utah with father.



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