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Mooney and Mary McLean), who was born Oct. 28, 1872,
Rome, Ga. Their children: Warren Edgar and Barbara b.
Feb. 20, 1896; James A. b. Jan. 23, 1897; Daniel J. b. Dec. 24,
1897; Erton R. b. June 21, 1900; Ora b. Oct. 16, 1902; Ruth b.
Feb. 8. 1904; Mary E. b. March 30, 1906; Otto L. b. April 10,
1908. Family home Spanish Fork. Utah.

DAVIS, DAVID W. (son of William and Mary Davis). Born
March 28. 1828, Hairwin, Brecknockshire, South Wales.
Came to Utah 1865.

Married Charlotte Notte Jeremy July 18, 1853, at Aberdare,
Wales (daughter of Evan Jeremy and Eleanor Davis mar-
ried Jan. 15, 1822, Llanuwchllyn, Wales). She was born
Dec. 10, 1828. Their children: David Peter; Mary Ann; El-
len Jane; Hannah; William Gomer; George; Charlotte Notte.
Family home Provo and Logan, Utah, and Malad, Idaho.

Farmer. Died Oct. 20, 1907.

DAVIS, WILLIAM G. (son of David W. Davis and Charlotte
Notte Jeremy). Born June 14, 1865, at Logan.

Married Margaret A. Hawkins May 20, 1890, at Logan
(daughter of William E. Hawkins, pioneer 1853, and Mar-
garet Thomas, born 1854 In Farmington, Utah). She was
born Nov. 25, 1873, Samaria, Idaho. Their children: Wil-
liam Ray; Eva; Pearl; Rulon H.; Lyman H., died; Margret;
Seldon H. Family resided Logan, Utah, Burley and Malad,

Missionary to England 1906-08; 1st counselor to Bishop
L. W. Robbins at Burley. Founder, president and manager
of Burley opera house.

DAVIS, EDWARD WILLIAM (son of William Davis of
Wales). Born Feb. 1, 1794, at London. Came to Utah Sept.
3, 1852, A. O. Smoot company.

Married Sarah Drabble Jan. 13. 1822, at London (daughter
of Joshua Drabble and Hannah Goods of that place). Came
to Utah with husband. She was born Jan. 16, 1802. at Lon-
don and died Oct. 29, 1876. Their children: Samuel: Edward
William b. Nov. 18, 1826, m. Sarah Elizabeth Hyder; m.
Jemima Nightingale; Lydia, m. George B. Wallace; Martha,
m. George B. Wallace; Hannah, m. George B. Wallace; Josiah.
Family home Salt Lake City, Utah.

Silk and cloth weaver. Died Oct. 1, 1878.

DAVIS, EDWARD WILLIAM, JR. (son of Edward William
Davis and Sarah Drabble), born Nov. 18, 1826. at London.
Came to Utah Oct. 15. 1851, Orson Pratt company.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Hyder April 22, 1852. at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Richard Hugh Hyder and Sarah Jarrold



of London, who came to Utah 1851, Orson Pratt company).
She was born March 15, 1829, at London. Their children:
Sarah Ann b. Jan. 18, 1853, m. William Heber Pitt; Heber
Hyder b. Nov. 16, 1854, m. Martha Ann Webster Twitchell;
m. Sarah Ann Tall; Willard Hyder b. March 6, 1857, d. Aug.
29. 1878; Edward Hyder b. March 23. 1860, m. Rene Brown;
m. Amy Ball; Martha Hyder b. Jan. 18, 1862, d. Sept. 14,
1863; Charlotte Isabella b. March 17, 1865; Hannah Hyder b.
Jan. 28, 1867, m. W. D. Bowering; Alma b. Dec. 20, 1869, m.
Sophia Holmes; Thomas Stafford b. Feb. 18, 1872, m. Olive
Van Cott.

Married Jemima Nightingale Feb. 26, 1857, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Nightingale and Jane Archer of
Stafford, near Manchester, Eng., pioneers Nov. 30, 1856, with
Martin handcart company). She was born Nov. 19, 1834; died
July 4, 1885. Their children: Jane Nightingale b. Jan. 3,
1868, m. George Careless; Joseph N. b. Aug. 18, 1860, d. July
23, 1910; Franklin N. b. Sept. 6, 1862, died; John N. b. Oct. 19,
1864, m. Minnie Jasperson; Alllce N. b. Dec. 23, 1866, died;
Kate N. b. Aug. 23, 1871, m. George Lloyd; William N. b.
April 21, 1873, m. Nora Groo; Mary N. b. Dec. 16, 1874. d. Feb.
22, 1876. Families resided Salt Lake City.

Became president elders' quorum Oct. 9, 1874, and presi-
dent 1st quorum; clerk of I7th ward Salt Lake City in 1855-
96 at reorganization of Salt Lake City stakes; missionary
to Arizona 1873; captain in the Nauvoo Legion. Major
Utah militia; took part in Indian wars and Johnston's army
trouble. Carpenter and builder. Died Sept. 10, 1896, at
Salt Lake City, Utah.

DAVIS, HEBER HYDER (son of Edward William Davis and
Sarah Elizabeth Hyder), born Nov. 16, 1854 at Salt Lake City.

Married Martha Ann Webster Twitchell Feb. 28, 1877, at
Salt Lake City (daughter of Luther Twitchell of Dublin,
N. H., and Elizabeth W. Woodville Hovey, Cambridgeport,
Mass). She was born Dec. 30, 1858, at Salt Lake City and
died April 27, 1903. Their children: Mattie Orpha b. Sept.
19, 1886, died same day; Inez Twitchell b. Oct. 30, 1887, m.
Gustave H. Schuster; Myrtle b. Feb. 3, 1889, d. April 26, 1897;
Sarepta b. April 7, 1903, d. Dec. 6, 1903. Family home Salt
Lake City.

Married Sarah Ann Tall June 15, 1904, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Tall and Elizabeth Ormond, former a
pioneer September, 1853, Jacob Gates company, latter Sept.
19, 1852, Captain Outhouse company). She was born Sept. 13,
1868. No children.

Seventy; missionary to Great Britain 1899-1901; Salt Lake
City sexton 1904-05. Carpenter and builder.

DAVIS, JOHN N. (son of Edward William Davis, Jr., and
Jemima Nightingale). Born Oct. 19. 1864, at Salt Lake City.

Married Minnie Jasperson, Feb. 1, 1893, Manti, Utah
(daughter of Lars C. and Augusta V. Jasperson of Heber,
Utah), who was born July 12, 1866, and came to Utah 1874.
Their children: Harold Edward b. Nov. 3, 1893; John Clive b.
April 18, 1895; Paul Jasperson b. April 25, 1898; Jemima b.
Feb. 14, 1900; Elfreda Augusta b. Sept. 12, 1901; Marie Night-
ingale b. May 15, 1903; Melbe b. Jan. 31, 1905, died; Carl
Garrett b. March 8, 1906; George Careless b. June 28. 1907;
William Lawrence b. Dec. 6, 1908. Family home Vernal,

High priest; missionary to northern states 1896-97; pre-
sided over Indiana conference; bishop Vernal ward July 24,
1898-1910. Member Utah house of representatives 1906-10.
Interested in livestock, farming, mercantile and banking en-
terprises; secretary and director Bank of Vernal.

DAVIS, EDWIN ALBERT. Born in Iowa. Came to Utah

Married Mary E. Walker 1857, Nauvoo. 111. (daughter of
John Walker and Lydia Holms of Iowa, pioneers 1859), who
was born Feb. 11, 1840. Their children: Benoni b. 1858, m.
Mary Parson April, 1878; Charles H. b. June 23, 1860, m.
Lizzie Rogers 1885. Family home Farmington, Utah.

DAVIS. CHARLES H. (son of Edwin Albert Davis and Mary
E. Walker). Born June 23. 1860, Farmington, Utah.

Married Lizzie W. Rogers April 1, 1885, Logan, Utah
(daughter of William Rogers and Cathrine Walker pio-
neers 1847), who was born March 22, 1864, Ruby Valley, Nev.
Their children: Charles Edwin b. Feb. 24, 1886; Mary Edna
b. Sept. 29, 1888, m. Charles Robinett 1910; Cathrine b. June
17, 1890; Ruby L. b. June 2, 1893; Lizzie C. b. Jan. 30, 1896;
Lydia May b. May 9, 1899; Lucy Myrtle b. Aug. 4, 1901; Lewis
A. b. May 13, 1904; John W. b. April 20, 1905. Family home
Brlgham City.

Member 133d quorum seventies; missionary to eastern
states 1906-08. Fruit grower.

DAVIS, ELIAKIM SPOONER (son of Nathan Davis and Abi-
gail Spooner of Lowell, Mass.). Born Oct. 12, 1812, Lebanon,
N. H. Came to Utah Sept. 12, 1861, Mllo Andrus company.

Married Orpha Hopkins 1841 at Lowell, Mass, (daughter of
Abram Hopkins and Miss Brown of Grantham, N. H.). Their
children: George Augustus, m. Hariett Elizabeth Weaver;
Helen Maria, m. Thomas J. Thurston; m. Frank Reeder;
Charles Hopkins, m. Elizabeth Walker; Elizabeth, m. Michael
Gehrum; Ida; Emma, m. Frank Meyers. Family resided Salt
Lake City and Milton, Morgan Co., Utah.

Elder; president of Branch at Lowell, Mass. Lived in
Milton about one and a half years, came to Salt Lake, work-
ing on the buildings at Fort Douglas. Painter and builder.
Died 1878, Atchison, Has.

DAVIS, GEORGE AUGUSTUS (son of Eliakin Davis and
Orpha Hopkins). Born Aug. 22, 1842, Lowell, Mass. Came
to Utah with parents.

Married Harriet Elizabeth Weaver Nov. 9, 1866, Little-
ton, Morgan Co., Utah (daughter of William Weaver and
Hannah Carter of Lewes, Sussex, Eng., latter came to Utah
1868). She was born May 6, 1850, at Brighton, Sussex, Eng.
and came to Utah 1866. Their children: Elizabeth Helen b.
Oct. 10, 1867, d. child; Emily Ida b. Nov. 19, 1869, d. child;
William George b. March 18, 1872, m. Margeret Luzina Bird;
Charles Henry b. Sept. 14, 1874, m. Sarah Matilda Hall; Fan-
nie Orpha b. Jan. 17, 1881, and Thomas Davey b. Nov. 14.
1878, d. infants; Mildred Lillian b. June 23, 1884, m. Joseph S.
Murray; Harriet Weaver b. Nov. 6. 1886, m. Morris Thomp-
son; Annie May b. May 19, 1889; Edith Carter b. Feb. 24,
1893. Family home, Vernal, Utah.

High priest; high counselor to S. R. Bennlon 1884-88; pres.
Merrell (Naples) Branch ward 1881-84; stake clerk, Uintah
stake 1908-12 to Prest. William Smart and Don B. Colton;
Sunday school superintendent for six years; ward teacher for
several years. Justice of peace 1887-89; deputy county re-
corder; treasurer Uintah county 1901-07; came to Ashley
Fork 1881 from Morgan, Utah; went to Morgan from Eagle
Rock (Idaho Falls), Idaho. Locomotive engineer. Farmer.

DAVIS, FRANKMsr JUDSON (son of Powell Davis of New
York). Born in New York state. Came to Utah 1862, Cap-
tain McCullough company.

Married Ann Richmond (daughter of Nathan Richmond)
She died on the plains coming- to Utah. Their children:
Esther Mariah b. May 4, 1838, m. Nymphus C. Murdock; Stan-
ley Powell b. 1840, m. Susan Fairbanks; Ann Eliza b. Aug.
8, 1842, m. Simeon C. Drollinger Dec. 4, 1859; Emily Amelia
b. 1844, m. Cornelius Fairbanks April 6, 1865; Franklin Jud-
son; Frederick. Family home New York state and Canada.

Bishop at Council Bluffs. School teacher in Salt Lake City.

DAVIS, GEORGE (son of James Davis, born 1803, Bodenham,
Herefordshire, and Elizabeth Goodwin, born March 10, 1805,
Ombersly, Worcestershire, Eng.). He was born Dec. 8, 1834,
Waterbury, Worcestershire, Eng:. Came to Utah Oct 24
1854. William A. Empey company.

Married Mary Ann Sparks Dec. 27, 1853 (daughter of
George Sparks and Hannah Lake; latter died in New York)
She was born Dec. 10, 1833, and came to Utah with husband.
Died July 2, 1905. Their children: Margaret Caroline b.
July 1, 1854, died on the plains; George James b. Nov. 25,
1856, m. Tryphena L. Terry Jan. 11, 1877; Hannah Elizabeth
b. Nov. 15, 1857, m. James G. Thompson, d. Dec. 3, 1903-
Alfred William b. Oct. 3, 1859, died Oct. II, 1859; Nelson
Franklin b. Oct. 16, 1860, m. Sarah E. Thorn Feb. 24. 1881-
Orson Charles b. March 15. 1863. d. Feb. 10, 1866; Vinson
Frederick b. Feb. 8, 1866, m. Melissa E. Perry Dec. 13, 1883;
Mary Laura b. Feb. 1, 1867 (d. Jan. 12, 1885), m. Henry
Matthews Dec. 7, 1882; Olivia Fullerton Rebecca b. May 6,
1869, m. John S. Holton Dec. 20, 1893; Benjamin Ephraim b
May 15, 1872, d. July 30, 1876; Arthur Nephi b. Sept. 10, 1876
d. Oct. 17, 1894. Family resided Clarkston, Perry, Lehi,

Married Alice E. Goodey Feb. 24, 1865, Salt Lake City.
She was born Sept. 12, 1845. Their children: William Henry
b. Feb. 2, 1866, m. Mary E. Young Dec. 16, 1886; Alice Mary
b. Jan. 9, 1868, m. Isaac Thorn Sept. 13, 1883, died; Samuel
Arthur b. Jan. 6, 1870, d. Nov. 15, 1889; Herbert John b April
10, 1872, d. Nov. 14, 1889; Louisa Jane b. Dec. 14, 1874, m.
Hyrum Thorn Dec. 18, 1895; Elizabeth Ann b. May 9, 1877,
m. David Morgan Dec. 19, 1900; Emma Ellen b. Oct. 21 1879
m. Willard Facer Oct. 25, 1899; Sarah Eliza b. Jan. 20, 1882,
d. May II, 1883; George Alma b. May 30, 1884, d. Sept. 10,
1891; Parley Ernst b. Jan. 16, 1887, m. Maria Jacobsen Jan.
16, 1907; Jonathan b. March 13, 1891, m. Mabel Miller Aug. 28,
1911. Families resided Clarkston, Lehi and Perry, Utah.

Worked for the church as wheelwright, repairing wagons
for immigrants to cross the plains 1855-57; was in Echo Can-
yon winter 1857 resisting Johnson's army. Settled at Lehi
1858; moved to Clarkston 1868; moved to Perry 1875 and
served there as Sunday school superintendent eighteen years;
one of seven presidents 69th quorum seventies many years-
missionary to Liverpool, Eng., 1900-02. Helped to build sev-
eral towns in Utah; was an excellent shot with rifle; very
diligent ecclesiastical worker; stood the hardships of pio-
neer life without complaint. Precise in all his labors
Died June 14, 1903, Perry, Utah.

DAVIS, VINSON FREDERICK (son of George Davis and
Mary Ann Sparks). He was born Feb. 8, 1865, Lehi, Utah

Married Melissa Emeline Perry Dec. 13, 1883, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Lorenzo Perry and May Wray Walker)
She was born Dec. 24, 1866, Perry, Utah. Their children-
Melissa Emeline b. Sept. 2, 1887, d. Sept. 7, 1887; Laura May b
Aug. 31, 1888, m. Isaac Allen Jan. 26, 1910; Ethel b Jan 26
1891, m. William Wood Jan. 20. 1909; Annie b. March 27, 1893*
m. Charles Ottley Oct. 16, 1912; Arthur b. March 12 1895 d
Nov. 10, 1900; Benjamin Vinson b. March 13, 1897, d. April'lS
1898; Ruth b. Jan. 9, 1899; Vinson Frederick b. Sept. 13, 1900;
Gwenlth b. July 31, 1904; Eugene Russell b. Aug. 27, 1905;
George Lorenzo b. Oct. 16, 1907; Dan Perry b. Nov. 1, 1909.
Family home Perry, Utah.

Member bishopric Perry ward. President Perry Electric
Light and Power company. President Perry town board.
President Perry military band. Secretary and treasurer
Three Mile Creek Land and Live Stock company; superintend-
ent Bear River Club company. Reputed to be the greatest
field and duck shot in the world.



DAVIS, GEORGE (son of William Davis born 1800, Witch
Dorsetshire, and Lucy Davis born Nov. 14, 1806, Stoke Ab-
bott, Dorsetshire, Eng.). He was born Nov. 4, 1833, at Stoke
Abbott. Came to Utah Oct. 16, 1853, John Brown company.

Married Elizabeth M. Hammon Feb. 6, 1869 (daughter of
Levi Hammon and Polly C. Bybee pioneers September, 1851,
Alfred Cardon company). She was born July 31, 1841, and
came to Utah with parents. Their children: Elizabeth J. b.
Jan. 17, 1860, m. William R. Howard; Rhoda A. b. Jan. 6,
1862. m. Hobert B. Thompson; Lucy E. b. Feb. 9, 1864, m.
Frederick Stimpson; Georgre A. b. Feb. 4, 1866, m. Emma S.
Rice; Polly V. b. May 28, 1868, m. James M. Thompson; Sarah
B. b. June 4, 1870; Joseph L. b. Feb. 29, 1872, m. Annie Sor-
ensen; Nancy S. b. March 25, 1874, m. Charles W. Singleton;
Samuel H. b. June 2, 1876, m. May L. Rice; Lydia M. b. May
12, 1878, m. Hyrum M. Thompson; William H. b. Jan. 19, 1881;
John B. b. Jan. 25, 1884. Family resided South Hooper, Utah,
Wilford, and Thomas, Idaho.

First counselor to Bishops Henry B. Gwilliam 1877, and
Edwin Parker 1883, South Hooper; bishop Wilford ward,
Bannock stake, 1887-93. Died May 5, 1912, at Thomas.

DAVIS, GEORGE PRESTON (son of Rachel J. Hunter of
Mt. Pisg-ah, Iowa). Came to Utah, 1847.

Married Sarah Elizabeth Lewis at Ogden, Utah (daughter
of Benjamin Lewis). Their children: Sarah Elizabeth, m.
George Hanks; George Henry, d. aged 8; Rachel Johanna, m.
Robert A. Powell; Benjamin Marian, m. Lilly Evans; William
Preston; John Oliver, m. Sarah Lacretia McKindrick. Fam-
ily home Springville, Utah.

High priest; ward teacher. Veteran Black Hawk Indian
war. Farmer. Died December, 1909, Salem, Utah.

DAVIS, NATHAN C. (son of Ichabod Davis and Lydia Cut-
ler of Warren county, N. T.). Born in Warren county,
N. Y. Came to Utah Aug. 10, 1860.

Married Isabel Wells in Warren county (daughter of
George B. Wells and Rebecca Green of Bolton, Warren
county, N. T.). Their children: Allen, m. Matilda Robison;
Cora, m. Lycurgus Johnson; Lydia Rebecca, m. Joseph
Hardy; Huldah, d. infant; Julia Ellen, m. Simon Peter Dill-
mon. Family home, Salt Lake City.

High priest; first counselor to Jeremiah Hatch, president
of Uinta stake; patriarch. Commissioner Uinta county,
Utah, and Bear Lake county, Idaho. Lived in Nauvoo from
its settlement until it was abandoned. Built the first grist-
mill at Wellsville; built sawmill in Kamas in 1861; built
molasses mill in Salt Lake 1860. Master mechanic; farmer
and stockraiser.

DAVIS, JAMES I*, (son of George Davis and Mary A. Tim-
son of London. Eng.). Born Aug. 9, 1840, at London. Came
to Utah October, 1862, Kimball and Lawrence freight train.

Married Mary E. Fretwell April 23, 1864 (daughter of
William K. Fretwell and Mary Ann Raby, married May,
1842, Yorkshire. Eng.). She was born April 14, 1843, and
came to Utah Oct. 3, 1863, Daniel D. McArthur company.
Their children: Mary F. b. Feb. 7, 1865; Edward F. b. April
4, 1866. m. Isabell Budge Oct. 1, 1890; George William b. Oct.
24, 1868; James H. F. b. Oct. 28, 1870, m. M. E. Humphries
Sept. 25, 1895; Emily E. b. June 2, 1873, m. R. W. Wallentine
Oct. 11, 1893; Kate E. b. Jan 21, 1875; John Orson b. Sept.
10, 1876, m. M. Hibbert Sept. 16, 1895; Norah Jane b. Feb. 21,
1878; Ethel Olive b. Aug. 2, 1879, m. J. Humphries Sept. 15,
1897; Cordelia b. Aug. 15. 1881, m. D. Hymus Sept. 18, 1901;
Stella b. July 22, 1883, m. D. L. Hays Sept. 18, 1901.

High priest; assisted in settlement of San Juan Valley,
Utah, 1879-84; ward teacher over 28 years, and Sunday school
worker 25 years.

DAVIS, JOHN CATLIN (son of John Davis and Elizabeth
Catlin of London, Eng.). He was born 1821 at London.
Came to Utah Sept. 16, 1859, Edward Stevenson company.

Married Phoebe Oxenbauld at Handsworth, Staffordshire,
Eng. (daughter of William and Elizabeth Oxenbauld of
England). Their children: Walter, m. Julia Harris; Freder-
ick William, d. 1858; John Edward; Sylvia Jane, m. William
Broomhead; Alfred, m. Margaret Bateman; Elizabeth, m.
William Henry Stewart; Phoebe.

Married Caroline Young Jan. 16, 1860, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Young of that place, pioneer 1858. Brig-
ham Young company. Their children: Joseph b. 1862, d.
1862. Families resided Salt Lake City.

Gunsmith and locksmith. He died Feb. 18, 1878, Brigham
City, Utah.

DAVIS, JOHN MEEKS (son of William Davis and Margar-
ette Elsie Meeks, who came from Wales and later lived at
Nauvoo, 111., and Council Bluffs, Iowa). Born Sept. 9, 1823.
Came to Utah 1854.

Married Elizabeth Abshire 1846, Nauvoo, 111., who was

born Dec. 28, , in Pennsylvania and came to Utah with

her husband. Their children: Martha Jane b. June 27, 1847,
m. David Toyn; Margarette Elsie b. 1849, d. child: Anniel b.
Oct. 21, 1851, m. Winfleld Scott Hullinuer Nov. 22, 1869; John
Spencer b. Feb. 22, 186^: Thomas b. 1856, m. Mary Lee; Sarah
Ann b. 1858, m. James Wheeler; Angeline b. 1860, m. Lorenzo

Dow; Olive b. 1862, m. James Graham; Abraham b. 1864;
James b. 1866. m. Catherine Johnson; Frank d. child.

Married America Jant Overland 1857, Beaver Co., Utah
(daughter of William Overland of Indiana, pioneer Autumn
of 1856). She was born 1826. Their children: Elizabeth b.
June 21, 1868, m. Richard Papworth Oct. 21, 1874; Atha m
Mary Ford; Susanna, m. John Wall; Mary Ann, m. Dell Wall.
Family home Beaver, Utah

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DAVIS, JOHN TUCKER. Born March 3. 1806, Genford Pem-
brokeshire, South Wales. Came to Utah 1851

Married Letitia Ann George 1842, Liverpool, Eng. (daugh-
ter of John George and Letitia Ann Harris of Liverpool pio-
neers 1861, Daniel Jones company). She was born 'l816
Their children: William George; John G.; Alma C.; Ephraim


High priest; supervised block and tackle work on Salt
Lake temple; pioneered making canals and wagon roads-
settled at Spanish Fork 1855. Farmer. President of West
Field farming district ten years. Died Dec. 20, 1888

DAVIS, JOSEPH C. (son of John Davis and Elizabeth Cad-
wallader both of Pembrokeshire, South Wales). Born Dec
6, 1836, in Parish St. Michael, South Wales. Came to Utah
Sept. 1, 1859, Horton D. Haight church train

Married Maria Williams April 1, 1859, at Iowa City (daugh-
ter of Owen Williams and Ann Thomas of Abergele, Denbigh-
shire, Wales, pioneers September, 1860). She was born Dec
25, 1839, and came to Utah with husband. Their children'-
Annie M., m. Joseph Houston; Elizabeth F., m. John Hatch-
Alice Ann, m. Joseph S. Clark; Joseph W., m. Mary Schow;
Hyrum, m. Lysade Craig; George H., m. Jenny McKeller-
Margaret E., m. John C. Swenson.

Married Louisa Williams June 6, 1863, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Owen Williams and Ann Thomas). Their chil-
dren: John O.; Heber J., m. Christana Thompson; Wilford, m.
Pearl Judd; Robert, m. Leona Reece; Rastus, m. Ethel Mc-
Keller; Susie, m. John C. Williams; Harriet, m. John Negley;
Ettie; Pearl. Family home, Juarez, Old Mexico.

Bishop 1st ward of Panguitch eight years; missionary
1859-67. Died Sept. 20, 1905, at Juarez, Old Mexico.

DAVIS, JOSHUA (son of Dennis J. and Betsy Davis of Black
Oak, Caldwell county. 111.). Born Dec. 20, 1820, Alton, 111.
Came to Utah Sept. 3, 1850.

Married Susanna Cole Nov. 12, 1840, Alton, 111. (daughter
of Owen Cole of Illinois, pioneer Sept. 3, 1850). She was
born June 18, 1827, Rochester, N. Y. Their children: Wil-
liam Dennis b. July 8, 1842, -died; Henry L. b. Dec. 20, 1844.
m. Rachel Baum; Joshua Martin b. Sept. 3, 1847, m. Sarah
Cloward; Heber Carlos b. Oct. 23, 1849, died; Emily Anner b.
Dec. 23, 1850, m. Jesse Buckner; Susanna b. 1852, m. John J.
Baum; Orson b. May 20, 1854, died; Marion Albert b. Dec. 10.
1855, m. Anna Haws; Burdell Thomas b. Jan. 14, 1858, m.
Martha Hall; Rachel Emmer b. Jan. 21, 1860, m. William
Graham; George Alvaro b. June 9. 1865, died.

Married Hanner Anderson Nov. 9, 1856, Provo, Utah
(daughter of Ole Anderson and Anna Borkerson of Sweden,
pioneers Sept. 4, 1865). She was born Sept. 5. 1839. Their

children: Homer Andrew b. Oct. 20, 1858, m. Mary Ellen ;

Dennis J. b. April 7, 1861, m. Ada Draper; Norman Taylor b.
July 14, 1863, m. Lucy Clinger; Anna Louisa b. July 7, 1867,
m. Thomas Collins; Hanna Alwilda b. May 3, 1871, m. Gil-
bert York; Mary Caroline b. Oct. 11, 1873, m. George Powel-
son. Family home Provo, Utah.

Member 46th quorum seventies; missionary to eastern
states. Sheriff Utah county. Farmer. Died Nov. 21, 1902,
at Provo.

DAVIS, BURDELL THOMAS (son of Joshua Davis and
Susanna Cole).

Married Martha Hall Sept. 28, 1876, at Provo (daughter of
Henry Hall and Amanda Andrews, of St. Clair county, Ala.,
who came to Utah 1869). She was born June 24, 1868. Their
children: Martha Ann b. Aug. 6, 1877; William Burdell b.
Oct. 2, 1880; Dennis Raymond b. Aug. 19, 1882; Elnora L. b.
March 31. 1886; Frona Myrtle b. April 12. 1888; Don R. b.
September, 1889; Zora b. Dec. 6. 1893; Dean L. b. Feb. 11.
1898; Doss E. b. Nov. 21, 1899; Dell B. b. Nov. 21, 1902. Fam-
ily home Pleasant View, Utah.

High priest; counselor to Bishop Levi A. Colvin, Pleasant
View ward seven years; set apart bishop April 28, 1912;
president elders' quorum seven years. Farmer and fruit

DAVIS, M. It. (son of Melvin Davis and Permelia Lockwood
of New York state). Born May 12, 1825, at Honeoye Falls,
N. Y. Came to Utah 1859.

Married Mary Kenner 1864 in Missouri (son of Robert H.
Kenner and Hannah Foster of Tennessee, pioneers 1857).
She was born Feb. 2, 1832. Their children: Ella, died; Ray,
m. Lucy Smith; Olive A., died; Martha, m. Newton Farr;
Mary L., m. Ralph Savage; Robert Harrison, died. Family
home, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Physician and surgeon. Died Aug. 3, 1882.



DAVIS, NATHAN. Born 1814 Rochester, Columbiana Co.,
Ohio. Came to Utah 1851.

Married Sarah Woolley 1836 (daughter of John Woolley of
Chester county. Pa.). Their children: Edwin; Albert W. b.
April 25, 1841, m. Melissa Jane Lambson 1865; David F. b.
June 7. 1857, m. Martha M. Sheets; Sarah, m. John Thatcher.
Family home 17th ward, Salt Lake City.

High priest; bishop of 17th ward. City sealer of weights
and measures. Founder of Davis-Howe Foundry and Ma-
chine company. Machinist. Died Dec. 29, 1894.

DAVIS, ALBERT W. (son of Nathan Davis and Sarah W.
Woolley). Born April 26, 1841, Rochester, Ohio. Came to
Utah 1851.

Married Melissa Jane Lambson 1865, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Alfred B. and Melissa J. Lambson of Nauvoo,
pioneers Sept. 26, 1847, Elijah E. Fuller company). She was
born Nov. 13, 1846. Their children: Albert J., m. Margerite
D. Forsyth; Melissa E., m. Daniel P. Callister; Edna May;
Nettie M., m. Robert H. Bradford; Wesley, d. aged 6 weeks;
George A., m. Lucy S. Whittaker; Sarah W., m. Wilford
Whittaker; Helen; Ethel. Family home Center ward. Salt
Lake City.

Missionary to Sandwich Islands two years: high priest;
patriarch; counselor in bishopric of 17th ward; bishop Cen-
ter ward 14 years. Member city council. Foundryman and
machine manufacturer.

DAVIS, GEORGE A. (son of Albert W. Davis and Melissa J.
Lambson). Born July 7, 1877.

Married Lucy S. Whittaker Feb. 4, 1904, Salt Lake City
(daughter of David M. Whittaker and Mary A. Smith of
16th ward. Salt Lake City). She was born Jan. 6, 1885.
Their children: George W. b. Dec. 1, 1904; David M. b. Dec.
24, 1906; Willard W. b. April 14, 1908; Lucile b. Aug. 19, 1911.

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