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DECKER, CHARLES FRANKLIN (son of Isaac Perry Decker
and Elizabeth Ogden). Born Sept. 15, 1863, Salt Lake City

Married Elizabeth A. Dunn Oct. 29, 1888, Provo. Utah
(daughter of James Dunn and Hannah Fielding, pioneers
1852). She was born Aug. 24, 1871. Their children: Charles
Verl b. Aug. 9, 1889, m. Essie Cook; Ethel b. June 12, 1891;
Elmer J. b. Sept. 1, 1893; Stanley D. b. Sept. 6, 1895; Harold
Glenn b. Feb. 18, 1898; Edna b. Jan. 11, 1902; Alice b. July
12, 1905; Beth b. Feb. 19. 1911. Family home Provo.

Member Provo city council two terms; mayor two terms
the first to be elected under the commission form of gov-
ernment. Assisted in locating springs and supervised col-
lecting water and Installing new water system for Provo
city.



DEE. THOMAS HILL (son of John Dee). He was born May
11. 1812, Merthyr Tydfll, Glamorganshire, Wales. Came to
Utah Sept. 3, 1860, James D. Ross company.

Married Elizabeth Reese May 28. 1837, at Swansea, Gla-
morganshire (daughter of Thomas Reese and Margaret Dol-
ton), who was born Nov. 25, 1812, at Swansea, and died
March 25, 1892, Ogden, Utah. Their children: Annie b. Aug.
13, 1839. m. James Taylor March 23. 1861; James L. b. Feb.
25, 1842, m. Eliza Webb, m. Ellen Brown; Thomas Duncombe
b. Nov. 10, 1844, m. Annie Taylor; Elizabeth b. Aug 13 1851
d. Nov. 10, 1866. Family home Ogden.

Pioneer died Aug. 21, 1877.

DEE. THOMAS DUNCOMBE (son of Thomas Hill Dee and
Elizabeth Reese). Born Nov. 10, 1844, Llanelly, Caermar-
thenshlre, South Wales.

Married Annie Taylor April 10. 1871. Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Taylor, born Sept. 7, 1823. at Chester,
Eng., and died Dec. 4, 1884, at Salt Lake City, and Ann San-
ders, born Sept. 18, 1828, at Lostockgalen, where she died
July 6. 1854 married May 25, 1848, former a pioneer Sept.
17, 1860, captain of his company). She was born Nov. 4,
1852, at Lostockgalen. Their children: Thomas Reese b.
Feb. 27, 1873. d. Dec. 18. 1894; Annie Maude b. Nov. 20. 1875.
m. Richard B. Porter Aug. 11, 1902; Mary Elizabeth b. Jan.
27, 1878, m. Ambrose A. Shaw Dec. 9, 1903; Margaret b. July
9, 1880, m. Frank E. Hlgginbotham Jan. 1, 1906; Edith May
b. May 3. 1883, m. Glenn Mack July 10, 1901; Florence
Emily b. Feb. 12. 1886, m. George S. Barker June 17, 1908;
Rosabelle Cora b. July 11, 1888. m. Joseph F. Barker Dec.
21, 1910; Lawrence Taylor b. Aug. 3, 1891.

Settled at Ogden 1860. Closely identified with public
schools 1870-1905; president school board; city assessor
1877-85; justice of peace, police judge and alderman 1883-
87; member city council 1891-92, during which time the
city fire department building and city jail were constructed;
member state board of equalization 1896-1905. One of pro-
moters of and builders of Utah & Pacific railroad 1898, now
a part of the S. P. L. A. & S. L. R. R. Sunday school super-
intendent 30 years. Vice-president First National bank of
Ogden 12 years.



DE LA MARE, PHILIP (son of Francis de la Mare, born
March 18, 1794, and Jane Esther Abler, born 1794. both at
St. Heller. Jersey. Channel Islands, Eng.). He was born
April 3, 1823. in Groovil Parish. Jersey. Came to Utah
November, 1852, captain of his own company.

Married Mary Parkins September, 1846 (daughter of
Christopher Parkins and Isabel Pivis). who was born May 16
1823. Their children: Mary Jane b. May 16, 1848, died- Philip
Francis b. Feb. 16, 1849, m. Elvina Mallet June 16, 1880- The-



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ophllus b. 1861, died; Esther Jane b. March 11, 1855, m.
Charles Walters May B, 1872; Joseph William b. Sept. 1859, m.
Alice Atkin 1884; Hyrum b. April 6, 1867, died.

Married Mary Chevalier 1851, St. Louis, Mo. (daughter of
Daniel Mathew Chevalier and Elizabeth Le Corneu), who
was born Feb. 20, 1823, Trewly. Jersey Island. Their chil-
dren: Francis b. 1853, died; Elizabeth b. Dec. 8, 1854, m.
John W. Tate 1875; Sophia b. Aug. 10, 1857, m. John McLaws
Dec. 27, 1876; John b. April 8, 1859, m. Agnes McKendrick
Feb. 12, 1879; Mary Eliza b. Jan. 6, 1861, m. Alvln McCui3-
tion Dec. 23, 1880; Thomas b. July 23, 1864, m. Loretta Mc-
Kendrick Dec. 23, 1884; Alice b. Feb. 7, 1866, m. James Gow-
ans Feb. 12, 1885.

Married Jeanetta Melklejohn July, 1857, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Robert Melklejhon and Mary McLackan, pio-
neers Oct. 24, 1855, Milo Andrus company). She was born
April 13, 1840, in Dumbartonshire, Scotland. Their chil-
dren: Robert M. b. Oct. 6, 1859, d. 1860; Lydia M. b. March 2,
1865; Mary Agnes b. Feb. 8, 1867, died; Josephine M. b. Jan.
30, 1869, m. William W. H. Boyce Aug. 1, 1891; Colin M. b.
Jan. 11, 1871, m. Caroline Green June 22, 1892; Franklin M.
b. Nov. 16, 1873, m. Ellen Holstein Jan. 8, 1893; Ann Jean-
netta b. Dec. 30, 1875, m. Henry W. Droubay June 8, 1898;
Clarence Philip b. July 12, 1884. Families resided Tooele
City, Utah.

Brought machinery for sugar mill to America.

DE LA MARE, PHILIP FRANCIS (son of Philip de la Mare
and Mary Parkins). Born Feb. 16, 1849, Jersey, Channel
Islands.

Married Elvlna Lucas Mallet June 16, 1880, Salt Lake City
(daughter of George Philip Mallet and Jane Lucas, who
came to Utah in 1869). She was born Feb. 11, 1856, also in
Jersey. Their children: Mary Jane b. Nov. 16, 1881, died:
Isabel M. b. March 14, 1885; Mabel Clara b. June 23, 1887,
died; Theophilus George b. Sept. 10, 1890; Alma Joseph b.
Feb. 8, 1892. Family home Tooele, Utah.



DENISON, HANS (son of Rasmus Denison, born March 1788,
Skalgendrup, Fyen Island, Denmark, and Inger Mortens,
born 1872 in Sweden). He was born July 20, 1824, Gjentofte,
Copenhagen Amt, Denmark. Came to Utah Sept. 30, 1853,
John Forsgren company.

Married Johanah Christofferson Nov. 22, 1845, who was
born Dec. 4, 1825. Their children: Rasmus b. Dec. 6, 1846,
d. Jan. 25, 1847; Jens b. Jan. 10, 1849, m. Johanne Madsen
Nov. 21, 1875; Kerstine b. Sept. 3, 1851, d. Sept. 10, 1851;
Ephraim b. March 19, 1853, m. Mary Ellen Johnson Jan. 12,
1873; Hans b. July 29. 1856, m. Mary Agnes Braithwaite
Nov. 8, 1878; Joseph b. March 19, 1860, m. Marie Larsen Dec.
3, 1880; Johanah b. Jan. 8, 1863. m. Christian Henningson
April 1891; Hyrum b. Jan. 6, 1865, m. Barbara Stutzenegger
Jan. 7, 1891. Family home Manti, Utah.

Married Anne Margrette Hansen Oct. 13, 1873, Salt Lake
City, who was born June 24, 1839, Sjelland, Denmark. Their
children: Christian M. b. July 14, 1874, m. Mary C. Apelgren
Nov. 2, 1898.

Married Anna Nielsen Nov. 3, 1880, St. George, Utah, who
was born Nov. 13, 1846, Sanded, Sjelland, Denmark. Their
children: Johannes b. June 14, 1882, d. Oct. 20. 1887; Inger
Marie b. July 19, 1883; Emanuel b. June 19, 1885.

Settled at Mantl 1853, where he served as ward teacher.
Assisted In building the Salt Lake, Mantl and St. George
temples. Died Jan. 13, 1904.

DENISON, EPHRAIM (son of Hans Denison and Johanah
Christofferson). Born March 19, 1853, at New Orleans, La.
Came to Utah with parents.

Married Mary Ellen Johnson Jan. 12, 1873, Mantl, Utah
(daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Johnson, pioneers 1853).
She was born Aug. 16. 1851, Stockport, Cheshire, Engr. Their
children: Mary Elizabeth b. Dec. 16, 1873, m. Rasmus Nielson
April 20, 1898; Joseph Ephraim b. Nov. 13, 1875, m. Electia
Beauregard March 28, 1906; Robert Francis b. July 22, 1877,
m. Amanda Wlllardson Dec. 19, 1906; Alma Arthur b. June
23, 1880, m. Hazel A. Voorhees June 6, 1907; James Nephi b.
Dec. 9, 1882. d. Sept. 22, 1883; Ellen Hannah b. Aug. 18, 1884,
m. Jefferson Bradley June 14, 1905; William Hans b. May 15,
1886. m. Mary Jensen June 30, 1909; Grace b. May 24, 1888,
d. Oct. 5. 1903; Margret b. Sept. 11, 1892. Family home
Sterling, Utah.

Bishop's counselor, Sterling ward, 1893-1910.



DENNING, JAMES (son of Henry Denning and Martha
Nichols of Colford, Eng.). Born March 2, 1830, Cofford,
Kelmerston, Somersetshire, Eng. Came to Utah Oct. 17,
1853, Christopher Arthur company.

Married Sarah Merrifleld July 8, 1849, Tahowan, Mon-
mouthshire, Eng. (daughter of Uriah Merrifleld and Jane
Denning of Kilmerston Parish). She was born Aug. 19,
1832, and came to Utah with husband. Their children:
Jane b. May 4. 1850, m. Joseph Astle Dec. 9, 1866; James H.
b. Jan. 25, 1853, m. Rosanna Williams Dec. 21, 1874; Joseph
Arthur b. July 28, 1855, m. Lydia Dahlstrom Dec. 9, 1887;
John A. b. Nov. 4, 1857, m. Dora M. Rawson Nov. 4, 1890;
Mary M. b. Feb. 24, 1860, m. George G. Campbell Feb. 24,
1878; Ephraim M. b. Dec. 9, 1862, m. Lydia Dahlstrom; Mar-
tha M. b. Jan. 3, 1864, m. Dan W. Kent Dec. 9, 1880; Elizabeth
M. b. Feb. 14, 1866, m. Ayriah F. Williams March 4, 1885; Dan
M. b. April 14, 1869, m. Sarah A. Jones Dec. 16, 1898; Philip
M. b. June 9, 1870, m. Mary A. Ashdown Feb. 24, 1896; Elvira
M. b. Feb. 28, 1872. m. Ellock Gleed July 24. 1889; Uriah M.



b. June 22, 1874. m. Agnes Henderson; William M. b. 1876,
d. Dec. 24, 1878. Family resided at Bountiful and Logan,
Utah, and Montpelier (1863-77) and Malad, Idaho.

Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah. Took part In
Echo canyon war. Elder. Died May 2, 1898, Malad, Idaho.

DENNING, JAMES HENRY (son of James Denning and Sarah
Merrifield). Born Jan. 25, 1853, on board ship In Irish Chan-
nel.

Married Rosanna William Dec. 21, 1874, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of John Jones Williams and Mary Jones of Brig-
ham City, Utah, and Malad, Idaho; former came to Utah Oct

17, 1853, Christopher Arthur company, the latter October
1856, Edward Bunker company). She was born Dec 13
1859, at Brigham City. Their children: James Henry b Nov'
3, 1875, m. Martha K. Wetzel Oct. 28, 1897; Mary W. b. Oct
8, 1877, m. Cadwalander Owens Dec. 1, 1897; John W b Oct
2, 1881, m. Almira Flitton June 1, 1904, m. Eva Ainsworth
Dec. 10, 1908; Sarah Adell W. b. July 28, 1884, m. Peter H
Westergard Dec. 21, 1904; Rosanna W. b. Aug. 15, 1887, m.
Edwin L. Jennings Oct. 8, 1902; Effle W. b. June 3, 1891 d
Nov. 14, 1898; Martha b. Dec. 19, 1902; George W. b Dec 18
1894; Oliver W. b. Nov. 17, 1897. Family home lona, Idaho

Married Emma Jane Squires March 22, 1883. Salt Lake
City (daughter of Henry A. Squires and Emma C. Slade.
pioneers 1856 and 1857, respectively married Oct. 21, 1858,
Salt Lake City). She was born Oct. 22, 1868, Salt Lake City.
Their children: Matilda Jane b. Oct. 17, 1884, m. John W.
Duncan Nov. 24, 1904; Myrtle b. Oct. 8, 1887; Jeddie S. b. Aug.

18, 1890, m. Cornelia Moss Sept. 12, 1911; Ester b. April 15,
1893; Harriet b. Nov. 17, 1894; Lucy b. Nov. 8, 1896; Olive b.
Oct. 31, 1898; Clara Bell b. July 6, 1900; Emeline b. Dec. 20,
1902; Pearl b. Jan. 21, 1905; Echo b. June 26, 1909.

High priest; high councilor in Bingham stake; counselor to
Bishop James P. Harrison of St. John ward. Farmer.



DENNIS, WILLIAM TAYLOR. Born Jan. 18, 1810, in Lin-
coln county, Tenn. Came to Utah 1855, Gilbert I. Gavin
company.

Married Tabltha Bankhead Dec. 8, 1836, In Tennessee. She

was born Dec. 13, 1809. Their children: Dorothy Jane b.

June 16, 1838, m. David P. Rainey Feb. 9, 1857; Sina; Mary
E.; Grace; Delia C.; Tabitha.



DERRICK, ZACHARIAH WISE. Born March 1, 1814, Heys-
ham, Somersetshire, Eng. Came to Utah in 1847.

Married Mary Shepherd, who was born Aug. 12, 1812, Long-
thorp, Yorkshire, Eng. Their children: Mary Ann Shepherd
b. Jan. 8, 1837, d. Nov. 3, 1870; Zachariah Thomas b. Jan. 19,
1840; Elizabeth b. Nov. 29, 1842; John b. Aug. 19, 1847; Ur-
sula Shepherd b. Sept. 21, 1851; William Henry b. April 23,
1854; Alfred Matthews b. April 9, 1856.



DERHICOTT, CHARLES (son of John Derrlcott and Mary
Tittle, of Shropshire, Eng.). Born 1806, Shropshire, Eng.
Came to Utah Sept. 2, 1868, Daniel D. McArthur company.

Married Mary Ashley in England (daughter of William
Ashley and Martha Larrens of Shropshire, Eng.). She was
born Aug. 8, 1805. Their children: Sarah; Martha; Charles;
Ann; Susannah; Josiah; Mary Ann; Caroline; Rebecca. He
died March, 1885, Liberty, Idaho.

DERRICOTT, JOSEPH (son of Charles Derricott and Mary
Ashley). Born Aug. 25, 1849, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire,
Eng. Came to Utah with parents.

Married Marlntha Watkins Sept. 11, 1871 (daughter of
Thomas Watkins and Lydia Mathews), who was born Sept.
1, 1852, and came to Utah in 1871. Their children: Joseph
T. b. Sept. 13, 1872. m. Lydia A. Slight 1903; Josiah b. 1874.
m. Alice Buttler 1906; Charles b. 1876, m. Leverna Hymas
1901; Althara b. Sept. 15, 1878, m. Frank Wood 1900; Orson
b. Nov. 1, 1880, m. Effle King 1902; Mary L. b. Jan. 2, 1883,
m. Joseph Hoge; Martha Ann b. May 17, 1885; Paulina b.
Aug. 1, 1887, m. Frank Skinner 1908; Ida b. April 27, 1890;
William b. Sept. 19, 1892. Family home Liberty, Idaho.

Married Annie E. Gambling April 4, 1901, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Elizabeth Powell and Thomas Gambling-
of Southampton, Eng. married July 26, 1869). She was
born Sept. 9, 1871, at Southampton. Their children: Marin-
tha b. March 20, 1902; Harold b. May 31, 1903; Raymond b.
Oct. 13, 1904; Ascheal Ray b. May 13, 1906; Mildred b. July 20,
1908; Elizabeth Wyona b. Oct. 26, 1911. Family home Lib-
erty, Idaho.

Drove herd of lame cows and oxen across plains. Sunday
school superintendent Liberty ward 1881-1902.



DESPAIX, SOLOMON JOSEPH. Born Dec. 3, 1823, Lauder-
dale county, Ala. Came to Utah Aug. 16, 1861. David H.
Cannon company.

Married Ruth Amelia Newell (daughter of Asael Newell).
Family home was in Tennessee.

Married Susan Dean May 17, 1862. Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of William Dean and Nancy Mullen), who was born Nov.
17 1843, in Arkansas. Their children: Martha E. b. Feb. 23,

1863, m. William Thompson Sept. 27, 1878; L. E. b. Sept. 28,

1864, m. Hannah E. A. Butler Feb. 20, 1889; Effle E. b. Nov.
23 1866, m. F. S. Cowley Dec. 11, 1889; George F. b. Sept. 21,
1869, m. Prudence G. Butler Sept. 20, 1899; Anna L. b. Sept.



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1, 1871, m. Alva J. Butler Feb. 20, 1895; Charles R. b. Nov. 6,
1873; De Bart b. Sept. 17, 1875, m. Bertha Kenner Sept. 21,
1899; Frank P. b. Sept. 2, 1878, m. Margaret Butler Nov. 5,
1897; A. R. b. Dec. 28, 1880; Ida B. b. Dec. 12, 1883, m. Amoa
E. Jensen March 1906. Family home Granite, Utah.

Bishop Granite ward 1877-86. Justice of peace and also
postmaster at Granite. Died Feb. 17, 1895.



DEVBY, JOHN (son of William Devey and Ann Kershaw, of
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, Eng-.). Born Jan. 28, 1849,
at Wolverhampton. Came to Utah Sept. 24, 1868, Edward
T. Mumford company.

Married Hannah A. A. Timms June 20, 1868, at Liverpool,
Eng. (daughter of William Timms and Mary Ann Avery,
of Birmingham; the former came to Utah Aug. 16, 1871, the
latter Aug. 1, 1873). She was born April 24, 1851. Their
children: Fannie Ann b. Aug. 19, 1869. m. Samuel O. Strong-
Dec. 16, 1886; Alfred John b. Sept. 29, 1871, m. Elizabeth
Marsh 1892; Albert William b. Aug. 3, 1873, d. Oct. II, 1873;
Joseph Franklin b. Oct. 27, 1874, m. Mary Ruth Oakey Aug.
23, 1889; Amy Demarias b. Nov. 8, 1876, m. Hyrum Smith
Jan. 16, 1907; John b. Aug. 28, 1878, m. Olive Marsh Feb. 23,
1900; Hannah Alice Avery b. Nov. 9, 1880, m. Samuel A.
Hutchings Sept. 27, 1900; Walter Avery b. Sept. 14, 1882, m.
Maacha Ellen Boley March 19, 1902. Family home Alpine,
Utah.



DEWEY, JOHN H. (son of Ashbell Dewey and Harriet Adams
of Little River, Mass.). Born Feb. 7, 1832 at Little River.
Came to Utah Sept. 26, 1847, A. O. Smoot company.

Married Ann Lamoreaux 1855, at Salt Lake City (daughter
of Andrew Lamoreaux and Isabelle Wilson of Glasgow,
Scotland pioneers 1848). She -was born April 8, 1834.
Their children: Annette, m. Thomas K. Stephens; Luella;
Emily; John H., m. Annie Smith; Caroline, m. Arthur Moul-
ton; Abigail, m. Oscar Bourne; William G., d. aged 19;
Charles H., d. aged 27; Isabella. Family home Salt Lake
City.

Freighter; carpenter; sawyer; miner.



DIAMOND, JAMES (son of James and Nancy Diamond of
Ireland). Born June 22, 1833, Crossland, County Kerry, Ire-
land. Came to Utah 1847, independent company.

Married Mary Ann Burton Aug. 14, 1859 (daughter of
John Burton and Harriet Bradshaw, pioneers 1852, Mark
Hall company). She was born June 14, 1843, and came to
Utah with parents. Their children: James Burton b. Aug.
6. 1860; John Michael b. Jan. 18, 1862, d. March 14, 1866;
Theodore Edwin b. Nov. 20, 1863; Harriet Izola b. Aug. 13,
1865, d. Jan. 22, 1868; William Henry b. March 27, 1867;
Thomas Byron b. July 26, 1869, d. March 26, 1870; Alice Lil-
lian b. May 9, 1871; Martin Vaughn b. June 18, 1873, d. Sept.
26, 1879; Leonard Lorus b. May 21, 1875, m. Harriet Pearl
Lee; David Delbert b. Oct. 25, 1877; Nancy Mabel b. Oct. 28,
1879- Marvin Veil b. March 27, 1882; Mark Irvin b. Aug. 22,
1884.

Settled at Manti, where he did the first plowing. Moved
to Springville, where he died April 12, 1908.

DIAMOND, LEONARD LORUS (son of James Diamond and
Mary Ann Burton). He was born May 21, 1875, Springville,
Utah.

Married Harriet Pearl Lee April 29, 1903, at Mapleton,
Utah (daughter of John H. Lee and Emma Kelsle). Their
children: Leonard Lee b. May 23, 1904; Louise b. Aug. 14, 1906,
d. July 25, 1910; Russel b. Aug. 7, 1908.



DICKSON, nil.I. V (son of John Dickson, born Aug. 24, 1781.
and Mary Henderson, born April 11, 1775, both in New York
state). He was born March 8, 1815, Elizabeth, Upper Can-
ada. Came to Utah October 1852, Captain Walker company.

Married Mary Ann Stoddard (daughter of Judson Stoddard
and Samantha Hodge), who was born Oct. 18, 1817, and
came to Utah with husband. Their children: Samantha Jane
b. Feb. 25, 1838, m. Everett Van Norton; Albert Douglass b.
Jan. 26, 1840, m. Nancy E. Shipley, m. Harriet R. Flint;
Judson b. April 20, 1843; Alvira Aurelia b. Jan. 26, 1846, m.
William J. Henderson; William Henderson b. March 22,
1850, m. Martha Slade; John Henry b. Nov. 13, 1853, m.
Avllda Hickman. Family home Rickville, Utah.

Settled at American Fork 1852, and opened a blacksmith
shop; moved to Davis county 1853, and to Richville, 1863.
Watermaster and justice of peace at Richville. Died Jan.
30, 1878, Salt Lake City.

DICKSON, ALBERT DOUGLAS (son of Billa Dickson and
Mary Ann Stoddard). Born Jan. 26, 1840, in Porter county,
Ind.

Married Nancy Elizabeth Shipley March 28, 1861, Kays-
vllle, Utah (daughter of John Shipley and Sarah Perkins,
who was born Dec. 12, 1840, in Illinois). Their children:
Mary Alvira b. May 20, 1862; Albert b. April 12. 1865, m.
Emma Francom; Lucy Louisa b. Oct. 4, 1867, m. Henry Lee;
John Sheldon b. Sept. 18, 1870, m. Jennie Creager; Judson
b. Feb. 21, 1873, m. Gundel Lyman; William Jasper b. May
24, 1875, m. Annie Belle Creager; George Henry b. Sept. 10,
1878, d. June 6, 1898; James Douglass b. Aug. 17. 1880; Mo-
roni Denzil b. Sept. 4, 1882. Family home Richville, Utah.



Married Harriet Rosella Flint (daughter of William Flint
and Mary Jane Goodridge, married Dec. 24, 1850, pioneers
1848 and 1850, respectively). She was born Jan. 22, 1861.
Bountiful, Utah. Their children: Abel Josiah b. Dec. 3, 1880,
m. Annie Cottom Dec. 4, 1901; Asa Leonard b. Sept. 29, 1883;
Nancy Elizabeth b. Oct. 1, 1885, m. George Hansen Jan. 10,
1912; Rufus b. Jan. 23, 1887; Sophia b. Sept. 12, 1888. m.
David Weaver Feb. 23, 1910; Harriet b. Sept. 15, 1890; Bert
Stoddard b. May 2, 1892; Jared b. Nov. 24, 1896; Elbern b.
Aug. 4, 1899; Ford b. Oct. 6, 1902. Family home Richville.
Utah.

Assisted In bringing immigrants and freight to Utah.
Settled at Richville 1863 and assisted in building canals and
wagon roads. Water master, road commissioner and trustee
at Rlcbville. Bishop Richville ward 36 years.



DIEHL, CHRISTOPHER (son of Aldoth Dlehl and Barabah
Meisinger of Germany). Born March 22, 1831, Butzbach,
Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. Came to Utah
April 1, 1866.

Married Ann Bothardt May 13, 1860, San Francisco, Cal.
(daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth Bothardt of Ger-
many), who was born Aug. 6, 1835. Their children: Anna,
m. Frank B. Willis; Christopher B. m. Lena Preston.

Member of city council two terms; assessor and collector
of water rates. Grand Secretary Grand Lodge of Utah, F. &
A. M., from 1882-1886. Treasurer and Secretary 1870-74 and
1882 until time of his death. Died Sept. 17, 1912, Salt Lake
City, Utah.

DIEHL, CHRISTOPHER BOTHARDT (son of Christopher
Diehl and Anna Bothardt). Born Jan. 10, 1874, Salt Lake
City.

Married Lena Preston at Salt Lake City (daughter of
Robert Preston and Mary Perry of England). Their chil-
dren: Christopher Bothardt, Jr., b. July II, 1903; Mary Mavia
b. Feb. 28, 1906; Dorothy, b. Sept. 24, 1909. Family home.
Salt Lake City.

City judge; prosecuting attorney; attorney at law.



DILLE, DAVID B. (son of David B. Dille and Harriet Lucre-
tia Welch of Ohio). Born in Ohio. Came to Utah October,
1850. Captain Bennett company.

Married Harriet L. Welch in Ohio. Their children: Israel;
Arvis C. b. Oct. 26, 1839, m. Mary Ann Bradley; Ruth b. Feb
1848, m. Thomas E. Ricks 1865.

DILLE, ARVIS C. (son of David B. Dille and Harriet Lucre-
tla Welsh). He was born Oct. 26, 1839, in Indiana. Came
to Utah I860, with father.

Married Mary Ann Bradley March 15, 1863, Logan, Utah
(daughter of John Bradley and Mary Ann Williams, pio-
neers Sept. 24, 1862, Homer Duncan company). She was
born June 10, 1845, Staffordshire, Eng. Their children:
Mary Elizabeth b. Jan. 8, 1864, m. Daniel Cochrane Aug. 1887;
Arvis Thomas b. Jan. 6, 1866; Anna L. b. April 2, 1868; Clara
E. b. July 4, 1870; Minerva b. Sept. 10, 1872, m. Charles B.
Valentine Sept. 12, 1893; Hiram b. Nov. 3, 1874, m. Rachel
Walker June 1, 1898; Martha b. March 30, 1877, m. Wilford E.
Anderson Oct. 9, 1896; John b. April 15, 1879, m. Adell Gibbs
Dec. 16, 1903; Nancy Jane b. Sept. 19, 1881, m. James Cherry
Feb. 28, 1901; George H. b. Nov. 7, 1885, m. Rosa Klinger;
Harriet L. b. Jan. 12, 1888, m. George A. Watson Nov. 2, 1908;
Ida Maud b. Feb. 12, 1890, m. Amos Gallup Nov. 2, 1908.

DILLE, HIRAM (son of Arvls C. Dllle and Mary Ann. Brad-
ley). Born Nov. 3, 1874. Hyrum, Utah.

Married Rachel Walker June 1, 1898, Neeley, Idaho
(daughter of Rufus Walker and Cyntha Ann Mikesell, pio-
neers Aug. 1, 1860, David H. Cannon company). She was
born Nov. 14, 1877, Little Cottonwood, Utah. Their chil-
dren: Vernice b. March 10, 1899; Vera b. May 11, 1902; Ber-
nice W. b. Jan. 10, 1906; Norma b. April 9, 1907; Baby b.
Nov. 25, 1910; Grace Dille b. July 19, 1912.



DITTMORE, HENRY (son of George Nicholas Dlttmore and
Mania Heiner). Born June 8, 1836, Saxony, Germany. Came
to Utah 1861.

Married Rachel Smuin March 11, 1864, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Thomas Smuin and Sarah Hook of England),
who was born May 6, 1844, and died May 8, 1908. Their
children: Henry Arthur, died; Caroline Mary, m. David
Thomas Stratton; George Nicholas, m. Minnie B. York; Eliza
m. David Call; David Martin, m. Annie Rosengreen; Ann Eva,
m. Benjamin Heaps; Emily Ellesa. m. Andrew A. Johnson;
Lewis Henry, m. Lorlntha Iverson; Esther Sarah, m. Sam-
uel H. Kirk; Louisa, died; Alice. Family home Pleasant
Grove, Utah.

Elder. Tailor. Early settler in Morgan county. Died
January 6, 1893.

DITTMORE, LEWIS HENRY (son of Henry Dittmore and
Rachel Smuin). Born Dec. 20, 1880. at Pleasant Grove. Utah.

Married Eda Lorintha Iverson Feb. 12. 1908, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Alma Nicholas Iverson and Sarah Jane
Tuckett of Pleasant Grove), who was born April 4, 1887
Their children: Marlin Lewis b. Feb. 17, 1909.

Missionary to Australia and New South Wales; ward
teacher. Farmer.



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DIXON, HENRY ALDOUS (son of John Henry Dixon, born
May 28, 1786, died April, 1874, London. Eng.. and Judith
Boardman, born Nov. 16, 179B, at London, and died Sept.
23. 1865. both of South Africa). He was born March 14,
1835, Grahamstown, Cape Colony, South Africa. Came to
Utah Sept. 12. 1857, Jesse B. Martin company.

Married Sarah DeGrey January, 1865, Salt Lake City
(daughter of John DeGrey born 1804, died 1845 and Maria
Brooks born April 10, 1805, died April 2, 1876, both of Dud-
ley, Worcestershire, Eng. pioneers Sept., 1857, Jesse B. Mar-
tin company). She was born Jan. 27, 1845, at Dudley. Their
children: Henry Alfred b. Nov. 14, 1865, d. July 1, 1867; John
DeGrey b. July 16. 1867, m. Sarah Ann Lewis; Arthur De-
Grey b. Oct. 5. 1869, m. Catherine M. Morgan; Maria Louisa
b. Jan. 6, 1872, m. Arthur Nichols Taylor; Ernest b. Dec.
22, 1873, m. May Paintec; Charles Owen b. Nov. 22, 1875, m.
Virginia Beckstead; Walter b. Nov. 15, 1877, m. Louie Mai-
ben; LeRoy b. Oct. 16, 1881, m. Electa Smoot; Arnold b. May
30, 1884. m. May Banks.

Married Mary Annie Smith April 13, 1869, at Salt Lake
City (daughter of Robert Smith and Mary Ann Brown of
Hull, Yorkshire, Eng.. latter a pioneer Sept. 26, 1868). She



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