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A Family Remembered Jonathan Earl and Jane Wright


Compiled by Florence G. Butler Esther E. Fox




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Donated to the Family History Library by

Florence G Butler
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Copyright 2001 Florence Griffin Butler

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For more information contact Florence G. Butler 1548 East 4500 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84117 801-277-0243 Esther E. Fox 3977 Omega Way West Valley City, Utah 84120 801-957-1672

Dedication Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Photographs of the Family of Jonathan and jane (Wright) Earl. -. . , vi vii viii 1 1 5 .20 26 26 27 29 31 32 36 36 37 39 40 42 45 49 52 52 54 66 66 68 68 74 74 75 75 77 84 S4 86 86 iv

CHAPTER 1 The Family of Jonathan and Jane (Wright) Earl Review for Jonathan Earl and Jane Wright A Sketch of the Lives of Jonathan Earl and his wife Jane Wright Biographical Sketches for the children of Jonathan and Jane (Wright) Earl John Wright Earl Joseph Wfaght Earl George Wright Earl ., Josephine Earl Bright .. . Edwin Wright Earl Alfred Wright Earl Jesse Wright Earl Harry Wright Earl Harriet W. Earl Frank Wright Earl Alice Earl Davies Andy Wright Earl Adam Wright Earl CHAPTER 2 The Ancestors of Jonathan Earl 1813 - 1873 Listing the descendants of John Earl CHAPTER 3 Listing the descendants of Thomas RothweU CHAPTER 4 listing the descendants of Thomas Vince CHAPTER 5 listing the descendants of James Johns CHAPTER 6 The Ancestors of Jane Wright 1824 -1913 the descendants of Johannis Wright CHAPTER 7 Listing the descendants of John Downing CHAPTER 8 listing the descendants of William Oredish






Dedicated to the memory of Jonathan Earl and his wife Jane Wright in appreciation and gratitude for the choice they made to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ and leave their home in England. The hardships they suffered and endured as they traveled by sailing ship, river boat and covered wagon to make a home in the Rocky Mountains was a supreme price to pay.



Our desire as coauthors in putting together this history of Jonathan Earl and his wife Jane Wright was to accomplish three important objectives: 1. Memorialize and make available biographies of these noble pioneers and their thirteen children. Preserve and share family pictures of historical value that otherwise could easily be lost to posterity. Compile and publish results of our research for genealogical data pertinent to the ancestors of Jonathan Earl and Jane Wright.



As great-grand daughters of Jonathan Earl and his wife, Jane Wright, it is our hope and desire that these stories will help other descendants to know their ancestors. May they find examples of qualities and virtues to cherish, honor and emulate. We have made a concerted effort to compile a history that is accurate and well documented. We acknowledge our limitations as amateur historians. We recognize the possibility of errors and will always be open to suggestions for corrections. We welcome any documentation that did not come to our attention. Florence Griffin Butler, grand-daughter to Alice Earl Davies. Esther Edlund Fox, grand-daughter to Adam Wright Earl.

1 May 2001 Salt Lake City, Utah


We are grateful to the Earl Family Organization and the efforts they made to record biographical sketches of the children of Jonathan and Jane Earl They took the first steps to preserve stories about their parents. We wish to express thanks to the following individuals who contributed to this project: Rosella Davies Thorup, Nettie Earl Stout, Ira Edwin Earl, Ruth Davies Hall, Clara Earl Stayner, Alfred Alonzo Earl, Kay Earl Trueblood, Edith Earl Wallace, Glen McComb Earl, and Thelma Earl Edlund. We wish we could acknowledge the authors of the sketches of the twins, Harry and Harriet Earl, but the bylines are missing. We also express appreciation to Earl M. Wallace for his monograph, A Brief Sketch of the Uves of Jonathan Earl and Jane Wright. We are especially indebted to Ruth Davies Hall for the many ways she supported and promoted the Earl Family Organization, the many letters she wrote, the family meetings and reunions she scheduled and for the time and money she and her sisters Rosella Davies Thorup and Alice Davies Griffin spent doing genealogical research. We offer a special thanks to the following for their financial contributions to the expenses of continuing genealogical research: Aleen Edlund Ash, Eileen Earl Gee, (descendants of Adam Earl); Beverly Robinson, (descendant of Frank Earl); and Audrey Hutchison, Marie Nichols, Jean Marie Aird, Don Davies, Leland Davies, Ann Reading, Carolyn Baron, Catherine Davies and Ralph Davies (descendants of Alice Earl Davies).



This work came about when the Ancestral File was searched in an effort to update and extend existing family records. Some of the information encountered did not agree with the records that had been handed down from the Earl Family Organization. It was at this point that it was decided the file needed to be updated and in the process an effort would be made to verify and document all data. The more this author, Esther E. Fox, became involved, it became evident that help was needed. Other submitters to this file who were contacted suggested that Florence Butler was the one to talk to as she had some of the original research findings of the Earl Family Organization. She was contacted; a meeting was arranged. After reviewing the research findings Florence had, a lot of avenues for research opened up and thus began this joint venture. It has been an exciting time. Plans were made to compile a family history of these two faithful pioneers. It seems unlikely that either Jonathan Earl or his wife Jane kept a journal. Such records, if they existed, would surely have come to the attention of their children or grandchildren. A single biographical sketch of this couple was written by a granddaughter, Rosella Davies Thorup, in 1925, twelve years after the death of Jane. Rosella had lived next door and had known her grandmother for twenty-three years. The story of Jonathan and Jane is enriched and expanded by the research that has made it possible to 1 include records of their ancestry. The family tree that originated when Jonathan and Jane were married in Rugeley, Staffordshire, England, in 1847, is a pedigree that continues to grow. Jonathan and Jane were the parents of thirteen children. That second generation of thirteen increased to a third generation of at least 68 grandchildren. The present volume gives stature and importance to all of Jonathan Earl and Jane Wright's kin who went before them and links the past with the posterity who have followed. All the corrections discovered during the research conducted by these authors will be used to update the Ancestral File. This volume does not contain any Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ordinance data. Esther E. Fox will submit all research findings with documentation and ordinance data to the Pedigree Resource File.

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This chapter will cover and discuss the events in the lives of Jonathan and Jane from their decision to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through their emigration from England, crossing the plains and their settling in the Great Salt Lake Valley. Comments are given on conditions of the times that might give the reader a clearer picture of what their life was like. Biographical Sketches of the parents and their children are also included.

1. Jonathan Earl was bom 29 Jul 1813 in Froyle, Harnpshire, England, and was christened there on 15 Aug 1813. He was the sealed son of 36. Thomas Vince and 26. Sara Earl. Jonathan died 11 Sep 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, at the age of 60, and was buried 12 Sep 1873 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. He married 2, Jane Wright 22 Mar 1847 in Rugeley, Stafford, England 2. Jane Wright was bom 6 Jan 1824 in Rugeley, Stafford, England, and was christened there on 18 Oct 1828. She was the daughter of 45. William Wright and 46. Maria Downing. Jane died 20 Oct 1913 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 89, and was buried 22 Oct 1913 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. They had 13 children: 3. 4. i ii. John Wright Earl, bom 22 Dec 1847 in Tunstall, Stafford, England, died in infancy 22 Jul 1849 in St Louis, Missouri. Joseph Wright Earl, bom 22 Sep 1850 in Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, He married (1) Jenet Elizabeth Poll 29 Nov 1875 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was bom 4 Aug 1854 in Salt Lake City. Jenet died 14 Apr 1896 in South Weber, Davis, Utah, at the age of 41, and was buried in the South Weber Memorial Cemetery. Joseph married (2) Mary Ann Peek 23 Nov 1898 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was bom 23 Jan 1867 in South Weber, Davis, Utah. Mary died 17 Apr 1940 in South Weber, at the age of 73, and was buried in the Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Utah. Joseph died 29 Aug 1906 in South Weber, Davis, Utah, at the age of 55, and was buried 31 Aug 1906 in South Weber Memorial Cemetery. George Wright Earl, bom 1 Jun 1853 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Mary Elizabeth Harrison 12 Dec 1878 in Salt Lake City. She was born 26 May 1856 in London, England. Mary died 7 Nov 1931 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 75, and was buried 11 Nov 1931 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. George died 18 Apr 1926 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 72, and was buried 20 Apr 1926 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Josephine Wright Earl, bom 1 Apr 1855 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Benjamin Bright 22 Dec 1890 in South Weber, Utah. He was bom 14 Nov 1850 in Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Benjamin died 24 Apr 1927 in South Weber, at the age of 76, and was buried in the Ogden City Cemetery, Josephine died 31 Aug 1920 in South Weber, at the age of 65, and was buried in the Ogden City Cemetery.






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E d w i n Wright Earl, bom 22 Mar 1857 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Lillie Selina E d m o n d s 21 Dec 1882 in Salt Lake City. She was bom 8 Feb 1859 in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England lillie died 19 Mar 1929 in Farmington, Davis, Utah, at the age of 70, and was buried there 22 Mar 1929. Edwin died 8 Aug 1915 in Farmington, Utah, at the age of 58, and was buried there 11 Aug 1915. Alfred Wright Earl, bom 7 May 1859 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Agnes Harvey 19 Oct 1882 in Salt Lake City. She was bom 27 Sep 1858 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah. Agnes died 14 Feb 1946 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 87, and was buried 18 Feb 1946 in the Salt Lake City Cemeterv. Alfred died 31 Jan 1923 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 63, and was buried 3 Feb 1923 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Jesse Wright Earl, bom 2 Mar 1861 in Salt Lake City, Utah, died in childhood 19 Mar 1869 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 8, and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Harry Wright Earl, bom 10 Apr 1863 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Rachel Baddley 15 Oct 1886 in Logan, Cache, Utah. She was bom 4 May 1862 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rachel died 25 Jan 1938 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 75, and was buried 28 Jan 1938 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Harry died 30 Mar 1911 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 47, and was buried 1 Apr 1911 in the Salt Lake Citv Cemetery. Harriet Wright Earl, bom 10 Apr 1863 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married John William Lunn 12 Jul 1883 in Salt Lake City. He was bom 20 Feb 1855 in Rothwell, Yorkshire, England. John died Oct 1935 in San Leandro, Alameda, California, at the age of 80, and was buried 23 Oct 1935 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Harriet died 20 Aug 1906 in North Point, Utah, at the age of 43, and was buried 22 Aug 1906 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Frank Wright Earl, bom 14 May 1865 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married (1) Sarah Amanda Olson 24 Sep 1885 in Salt Lake City. She was born 16 Nov 1865 in Ramdala, Blekinge, Sweden. Sarah died 11 Jan 1908 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, at the age of 42, and was buried 13 Jan 1908 in Brigham City. Frank married (2) Annie Sophia Johnson 31 Mar 1909 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was bom 19 Apr 1860 in Brigham Gty, Box Elder, Utah. Annie died 28 May 1919, at the age of 59, and was buried May 1919 in Brigham City. Frank married (3) Eleanor Marie Christensen 16 Nov 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was bom 6 Dec 1886 in Inverury, Sevier, Utah. Frank died 10 Nov 1926 in Helper, Carbon, Utah, at the age of 61, and was buried 13 Nov 1926 in Brigham City. Alice Wright Earl, bom 8 Jul 1867 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Thomas James Davies 18 Dec 1889 in Logan, Cache, Utah. He was bom 5 Sep 1866 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thomas died 7 Feb 1947 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 80, and was buried 10 Feb 1947 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Alice died 30 May 1941 in Salt Lake Gty, at the age of 73, and was buried 2 Jun 1941 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Andy Wright Earl, bom 24 Jan 1870 in Salt Lake Gty, Utah. He married (1) Rhoda Davis 27 Jan 1892 in Salt Lake Gty. She was bom 10 Feb 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rhoda died 19 Dec 1904 in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, at the age of 32, and was buried Dec 1904 in Blackfoot Andy married (2) Agnes Kate McCombe 2 Mar 1907 in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah. She was bom 5 Sep 1879 in Elders Ridge, Pennsylvania. Agnes died 16 Feb 1957 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 77, and was buried 20 Feb 1957 in the Tremonton Cemetery.. Andy died 7 Jun 1938 in Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, at the age of 68, and was buried 10 Jun 1938 in Tremonton Cemetery, Adam Wright Earl, born 29 Sep 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah- He married May Elizabeth Ashman 26 Sep 1900 in Salt Lake City. She was born 16 May 1873 in Salt Lake City, Utah. May died 23 Sep 1954 in Salt Lake City, at the age of 81, and was buried 27 Sep 1954 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Adam died 15 Oct 1932 in Salt Lake Gty, at the age of 60, and was buried 17 Oct 1932 in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.



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Jonathan Earl's christening record lists his mother as, "Sarah Earl, single woman." Stories that have been handed down by descendants suggest that the father of the child was Jonathan Birmingham. According to research in possession of Florence G. Butler, a letter from T. Knight of Froyle states that Jonathan Birmingham lived in Froyle, Hampshire, England in 1813 and was a younger son of Henry. Based on accounts handed down by family members, Jonathan was reared by one of his uncles and assumed his name. O n June 1,1862 in Salt Lake City, Jonathan Earl received a patriarchal blessing by Patriarch Seth Taft. The record shows that Jonathan Earl listed himself as "son of Jonathan Birmingham and Sarah Earl," Nothing more is known of Jonathan in the years that follow, except that he had been working on the railroad in France and returned to England where he met Jane Wright. When checking the International Genealogical Index (IGI), it was discovered that Jonathan's parents were listed as Jos Nathan and Sarah Earl on one of the entries. This gave rise to some speculation as to Jonathan's father's name. It was an erroneous reading of the original handwriting. Jonathan's signature on the "Declaration of Intention" paper (see page 13) could easily be read as Jo or Jos (Joseph) as there is a break after the "Jo" and then continues "nathan". It could easily be read as two words: Jos Nathan. This could happen if the person typing from the original records was not familiar with the family history.

There is a question as to the correct birth years for Jonathan Earl and Jane Wright. The following table shows the age and/or birth year Jonathan and Jane gave at various times throughout their lives. The christening dates can be verified with documentation that occurred at the time of the event.

Christening date Marriage Record - 1847 1850 Census, Iowa 1852 10* Ward - birth dates 1855 at Endowment - birth 1860 Census, Utah 1870 Census, Utah Death Record

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15 Aug 1813 full age (21) ae32 1816 29 Jul 1816 29 Jul 1816 ae44 1816 ae54 1816 29 Aug 1816
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18 Oct 1828 full age (21) ae26 1824 ?? Jan 1824 06JuJ 1824 ae37 1823 ae48 1822 06 Jan 1822

According to the christening dates, Jonathan was fifteen years older than Jane. When they came to the United States, Jonathan gives his birth year as 1816 and Jane 1824 making an age difference of only eight years. There is no question that the christening date of 15 Aug 1813 is for our Jonathan. There is other evidence that substantiates it. On the Tenth Ward record he says he is born in "FROIL". He always states that his mothers* name is Sarah Earl. Sarah Earl married Thomas Vince two years after the birth of Jonathan.


Jonathan brought an arithmetic book in which he had written "my mother Sarah Vince" and the names of eleven (11) Vince children. The birth date of 29 Jul 1816 for Jonathan is recorded in these two places, Tenth Ward and Endowment House records. These two records indeed suggest that Jonathan, who was the informant, gave his birth date as the 29th of July. Based on the christening record, he was born in the year 1813. The birth date of 29 Jul 1813 will be used in this work. The christening date of 18 October 1828, is believed to be for our Jane. Note the following chart, as it relates to christening date and place. Just those children of William and Maria Wright from 1820 are listed.

Chr. Date Charles Wright Thomas Wright Frances Wright Jane Wright James Wright 17 Dec 1820 22 Sep 1822 24 Apr 1825 18 Oct 1828 17 Feb 1832
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Jane always gave her birth place as Rugeley, In the 1841 Census for Rugeley, Jane is living with her parents. She gave her birth year as 1824 on all Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints records and it wasn't until the 1870rs that the 1822 date is used (see table 1). One can see that the 1822 year does not lend itself because her brother, Iliomas, was christened that year. The 1824 birth year will be used in this work, as well as the 1828 Christening date.

We know that less than a year after their marriage both Jonathan and Jane were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in England. A search was made to locate them within these Church records but none could be found. According to family records, they sailed from England in 1848 and landed in New Orleans, Louisiana, and then proceeded up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri. A search was undertaken to find the ship that Jonathan and Jane came on. Unfortunately their names could not be found on any Mormon extant immigration records nor on passenger lists dated between 17 Jul 1848 to 23 Nov 1848 for transit from England to New Orleans, representing over thirty ships. It is possible that they came and were in steerage and for some reason did not have their names listed on the passenger list or Jonathan could have been a member of the crew to pay for the cost of passage for his

(St. Louis) *. . . was the only town in the Middle West large enough to give the saints some degree of anonymity, cosmopolitan enough to be tolerant of the new and strange religion and prosperous enough to provide work for newcomers."2


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Beginning in 1840, each spring Church leaders issued a call for members to emigrate to America, From then until the end of the century, over eighty-five thousand members of the Church left Europe to come to America. . . . Those who responded to the call to emigrate would send their names to the president of the European Mission, along with a recommend from their local Church leaders. . . . Once a person had been accepted as a passenger, he still had to raise the fare. Those who paid the lowest fares rode in steerage. Steerage fees ranged from three to five pounds (U.S. $14-40 to $24.00) . . . The fare for children under fourteen was usually one-third to one-half the adult fare. Although the fares seem reasonable by today's standards, it would have taken over one-third of an average laborer's annual income to bring an average-sized family.

Itis felt that Jonathan and Jane came with a Mormon company, specifically the "Thirty-Fifth Company" and sailed on the ship Erin's Queen. The route taken and the dates given in their life sketch coincides with this company. According to the life sketch, they left England 6 Sep 1848 and arrived in St. Louis 24 November 1848. You will note that in the following article the date of departure is off by one day and their arrival in St. Louis was nineteen (19) days later than what appears in the article. One explanation for the difference of departure day is that passengers would board the ship on one day, and depending on the tide the ship could have left during the night or the next day, A possible reason for the difference in arrival at St. Louis is that Jonathan had to work to earn money before they could continue.

THIRTY-FIFTH COMPANY - The ship Erin's Queen sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans, September 7*, 1848, having on board two hundred and thirty two second cabin passengers, including infants; all of these, with the exception of two or three persons, were Saints. The people of Liverpool were astonished to see the order and regularity among them; for wliile large companies of emigrants upon other ships generally were conspicuous for their cursing and swearing, and were continually finding fault with each other, songs of praise and prayer were ascending up to heaven from the Erin's Queen. Elder Simeon Carter, an American elder, who had labored as a missionary in the British Isles two or three years, was appointed president of the company, which had a prosperous voyage. While numbers of passengers who had crossed the ocean about the same time died on board, not one of the Saints on the Erin's Queen was lost, and only a very little sickness prevailed among them. The officers and crew were kind and courteous to the passengers; but there were some complaints in regard to the provisions served out on board, the fare not being as good as that provided by law. From New Orleans, passage was secured on a steamboat, with which the journey was continued up the river to St Louis, Missouri, where the company arrived November 6*, 1848, well and in good spirits. All the Saints stopped at St. Louis for the winter, except four families who went up to Alton, Illinois. Nearly all got employment immediately after their arrival in St. Louis, Millennial Star, Vol. X, page 281.

Jonathan and Jane remained in St. Louis for about two years where Jonathan worked on the Mississippi River as a freighter. While there John, their first born son, died of cholera. The writers found the following which confirms how serious the cholera problem was and how church leaders responded. In 1854 . . . President Young, on the 2nd of August wrote to Elder F.D. Richards (President of the British Mission) with regard to a change in the ports of debarkation in the United States, as follows . . .You are aware of the sickness liable to assail our unacclimated brethren on the Mississippi river, hence I wish you to ship no more to New Orleans, but ship to Philadelphia,
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Boston, and New Y o r k . . . . In case any should still choose to ship them from England no later st than about the 1 of December, that they may be able to get off the rivers before the sickly season sets in, for many have died off with the cholera and other diseases incident to the sickly season on the rivers, and I do not wish the brethren to be so exposed as they have been. And counsel them to hurry up the rivers and get off from them into Missouri and Iowa to work, or on to the Plains, as the case may be, before the warm weather sets in.4 Jonathan and Jane left St. Louis, Missouri in the early months of 1850 and arrived in Council Bluffs in time to be counted in the 1850 Census (see page 18). A search was made in Church Branch records of the area of Council Bluffs, but nothing could be found. The number of Latter-day Saints emigrating across the Plains in 1852 was larger than in any preceding year. This was due to the fact that the Saints who had made temporary homes in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, had been counseled by President Brigham Young to migrate to the Valley of the Mountains. 5 There was success in finding their exodus from Council Bluffs to Utah. "Jonathan Earl and three others, st 1852 crossed plains in 1 Co (Capt James W. Bay) JH Dec 1852 Supplement p.3."
EXCERPTS from the JOURNAL of CAPTAIN JAMES W. BAY Church Historians Archives Msd 2775 Tue 25 May-I went to Kanesville. Walked near 10 mi at night. Camped with Br. John Higby's Co., all night felt well to be so far on the road. Wed 26*- Bowes camped there all night. Some 50 waggons of us went fishing in the AM. and Br. Ezra T. Benson or^nized the first 50forstarting to the valley. Br. John 1 ligbee, the Captain of the 50's, The names of the Captains of 10 were: James W. Bay Cap. Of I* Ten The 4* James Townsend nd The 2 10 was Joseph Peltry the 5* Robert Caldwell rd The 3 was S.M. Farnsworth the 6th John McNeal and for the Captain of the Guard, Captain P. Liston then Br. Ezra T. Benson asked a blessing upon then left. Sat 5 th June-We traveled near 22 miles. Crossed Shel Creek on a bridge. Saw some Indians. Gave them some bread Passed along in peace. Camped quite a piece on the river near a pond of water. Cattle was guarded out on the prairie. I stood 3 hours. Moonlight. 2 out of our 10 guards at a time. All well in Camp 1" First 10. Sun !3 June-Some herding cattle. Some washing and some baking and quite busy times but a good spirit in Camp at meeting. We had a good meeting. Sat 19th of June -We passed several companies of Emigrants and 29 graves. It being 109 graves since we left Winter Quarters. We went about 23 miles. Camped. We had passed two cold springs of water. Crossed Skunk Creek. Had some mud and heavy sandy roads. Camped near the River. Grass middling good. We guarded our cattle through the night. All middling well and 1 felt glad to get along so well. Sun 27 Jun 1852 - There was a shower. It hindered meeting a short time but met about 5 p.m. Singing and prayer by Br. Higbee. Had a good meeting. Heard good instructions from Bro. Higbee and Br. McNeal. Today there is 53 in our Company: 10 men, women and children, some from Germany, joined our Co. today. Tues 27 July 1852 - Started about 8 AM. Traveled about 6 miles and Bro. Lamb cracked one of his spindles of his waggin by running over a rock. Had to stop about 3 hours to fix it. Then we traveled about 14 ms. Camped near the River Sweet Watter. Poor grass. Seventeen head of cattle started oft* in the night but we had a guard out by some means they got through the line of guarding and went quite a ways off.

Frederick Piercy, Route from Liperpooito Great Salt lake Valley. 1855, Emigration Appendix Elder Josh S. Higbee, Journal History, 19:95 (13 Aug 1852) Church Historian's Office, Salt Lake City, Utah


Records indicate, that upon their arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, Jonathan and Jane setded in the Tenth Ward and lived there until their death. Tenth Ward was one of the original nineteen wards of the city organized Feb. 22, 1849 . . . Most of the early setders did not locate upon their lots until 1849, when a fence was built around and a guard was posted to protect the crops a^inst Indians. In 1850 a ditch was made to bring water from Emigration Canyon.6 The picture below is the 10th Ward as it looks today (February 2001). Many changes have taken places since the first meeting place was built.

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. . . . The first building for the ward was an adobe structure, which was replaced in 1853 by a larger adobe structure that until 1898 stood next to the 1873 larger structure. The 1873 chapel was built at a cost of $8,000... Dubbed "one of the handsomest and best ward meetinghouses in the city" in an 1874 Dcseret News article. North of the 1873 chapel is the Tenth Ward School (1887). The church not only served as a schoolhouse, but was virtually the center of pioneer life for early members of the ward. The first of the Salt Lake wards to organize a "co-op" store, it provided members with physical as well as spiritual needs. According to the 1896/7 R .L. Polk Salt Lake City directory Adam Earl was a driver for the 10* Ward C o o p Merc. Inst. Music, dramatic productions and dancing were a large part of early pioneer life and all were performed inside the building. The new structure (1911) consists of two stories and a high basement. The audience room and gallery, which will seat 600 persons, occupy the greater part of the two upper floors, although there are classrooms and a library in the rear. The basement also contains class rooms, the

Andrew J enson, Encyclopedic History of tbe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1941


bishop's office and a large vault The old meeting house will be turned into an amusement hall and gymnasium and the kitchen will be located there. Today (2001), these historic buildings including the 1873 structure, the 1887 Tenth Ward school and the 1911 meetinghouse are among the oldest Church buildings still in use today. All three structures are connected now, with the 1873 meetinghouse used as a large classroom and cultural hall, and the school housing the Relief Society and offices of the University of Utah student singles wards.7

The 1852-53 Bishops Report lists Jonathan Earl. Salt hake Gty t0* Ward Other events in the life of Jonathan recorded in the Tenth Ward Records follow: 10 th Ward Nov the 8 th 1852. A meeting to organize a fire company in the 10 Ward opened by singing, Prayer by Conrod Klinman. Bishop Pettigrew then made some remarks on the object of the meeting. . , . names were then read who had been selected for that purpose. . . . officers st were then Nominated and elected: Conrod Klinman was elected Capt; Alexander McRae 1 Lieu; Jonathan Earl 2 nd L i e u ; . . . on being put to vote it was then resolved that the Comp. have 3 ladders one 20 ft, one 15 ft, one 10 ft in length; 11 buckets, also 11 poles with hooks and spears; 3 ropes 20 ft each with hooks in each and kept in the schoolhouse cellar, [pg 145], Jonathan being a member of the fire company might explain why he was chosen to stay behind when Johnston's army came into the valley.

School meeting 10th Ward Dec. 1st 1854, Prayer by C. Klinman . . . it was then carried by a unanimous vote that the Bishop and his counsel be the trustees of the 10th Ward School District. . . . also carried that Jonathan Earl and Luke Cook assist Bro. Booth in overseeing the fixing of the watter races in the 10* Ward, Remarks concerning getting wood for meetings by the brethren, when it was carried that those who have not teams go with their axes and cut wood and those who have teams go and haul it down., . .[pg 131]. At the Lesser Priesthood Meeting in 10th Ward Feb 3, 1855, it was carried by vote that a Teacher be appointed to visit each Block . . . Jonathan Earl was assigned to Block 30.


See: Splendid New Edifice, The Herald Republican, Salt Lake city, Utah, Sunday, February 5,1911; Carrie A. Moore, LDS Ward is reborn stunninng, Deseret News, Fri. Dec 3,1999, BI; Julie A. Dockstader, Chapel's heritag lives on. Church News, Week ending January 27, 2001, p. 11



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The document, "Declaration ofIntention, To Become a Citizen of the United States" (see page 13) dated 3 rd March 1869, has been in the Earl family records for sometime. A desire to locate the naturalization papers for Jonathan uncovered the following document that indicates his naturalization was 3 Feb 1866.8. The authors are at a loss to explain why the Declaration of Intention occurred three years after he became a citizen.




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Family records indicate that Jonathan purchased part of the land they got for a pair of boots and the rest at a very low price. In an effort to document this, land records were searched at the Salt Lake County Recorder's Office. According to the recorder in the research section, there were no deeds recorded in Salt Lake City until the county was formed in 1855. There was no original title to the property because the people who were here first, the Indians, did not record land ownership. It was explained by the recorder that if Jonathan got land where they settled on 9 th East for a pair of boots, e t c , it probably was a transaction in which he gave the boots and some money for permission to build on the land. This is assuming that the original occupant, someone who arrived earlier, had staked a claim on the property and negotiated the transaction. The following is the first time that any land record was found. This deed is dated May 1873: Jonathan died in September 1873.

Deed Book I p. 262-3

Salt Lake City Survey Block 30 Plat B

Be it Known by These Presents, that I, Daniel H. Wells, Mayor of Salt Lake City, in Salt Lake County, Utah Territory by virtue of the trust vested in me by and in issuance of an Act of the Legislation Assembly of the Territory of Utah, appeared February 17, 1869, entitled and act prescribing rules and regulations for the execution of the trust arising under an act of Congress, entitled ' An Act for the relief of the inhabitants of cities and towns upon the public lands, appeared March 2, 1867' and in consideration of the sum of Eight 15/100 ($8.15) Dollars, paid by Jonathan Earl of Salt Lake City County of Salt Lake Territory of Utah the receipt of whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Jonathan Earl having been adjudged by the Probate Court of Salt Lake County Territory aforesaid to be the rightful owner and in possession of the following described piece or parcel. Viz. All of lots Seven (7) and Eight (8) of Block Thirty (30) containing in all Four hundred (400) square rods as plotted in Plot B Salt Lake City Survey Do, by these presents grant and convey unto the said Jonathan Earl his heirs and assign's forever, the foregoing described land with all the rights and privileges thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining. SEAL this In Witness wereof have thereunto set my hand and afrrlxed said of Salt Lake City, this second day of May A.D. 1873

This chart will show where the land is located within the boundaries of the Tenth Ward.



T h e following was found in the Probate Court. Jonathan died intestate (without a will). There were many proceedings found in this record from the Petition of Jane Earl, Bond of Administrator for Joseph and Harry Earl, Inventory and Appraisement ($6,000), but only the final disposition is included. In the Probate Court Salt Lake County, Territory of Utah9 In the matter of the Estate of} Jonathan Earl deceased } Joseph Earl and Harry W. Earl, administrators of the estate of said Jonathan Earl deceased having on the 19th day ofJuly A D . 1894 rendered and filed in the Court their final account and petition for distribution praying for this setdement of said account and an Order of Administration of said estate among the persons entided and afterwards on the 14* day of August A.D. 1894 upon satisfactory proofs to said Court that notice of settlement of said Order and of the time of hearing the same and of said petition for distribution had been given by the Clerk of the Court as required by law and the order of the Court said administrators appearing by their Counsel J. H. Hurd and no objections in writing or otherwise having been made to the granting of said petition and no person appearing to oppose the same the Court received the hearing of said petition, and it duly appearing to the sales faction of this Court that after hearing the prjoofs and allegations in support of said petition that said estate has been fully, fairly and jusdy administered and is now in a condition to be closed and it further appearing that the said account of said aclministration is just and true. It is therefore hereby ordered adjudged and decreed that said account be and the same is hereby fully and in all respects allowed and approved and confirmed. And it further duly appearing to the Court that the said Jonathan Earl died intestate in the City and County of Salt Lake on the 11* day of September 1873, leaving him surviving his widow, Jane Earl and the following named sons and daughters, all residing in Utah Territory to-wit: Joseph Earl, George Earl, Josephine Earl, Edwin Earl, Alfred Earl, Harry W. Earl, Frank Earl, Alice Earl Davis, Harriet Earl Lund, Andy Earl and Adam Earl, his only descendants and sole heirs. That the following real estate situate in Salt Lake Gty and County, Territory of Utah to-wit: All of Lots seven (7) and Eight (8) in Block thirty (30) Plat **B" Salt Lake City Survey of which the said Jonathan Earl deceased died seized was all the property of which said deceased possessed at the time of his death and constituted the entire estate which came into the hands of said administrators for administration. That the aforesaid parties heirs of said deceased as aforesaid and each of them have duly granted bargained, sold and conveyed all their right, tide and interest in and to the aforesaid premises and that Wilson Simons and George H. Snelgrove have by conveyances become and are now the owners in fee and entided to distribution of the whole of said real estate in the following proportion, to-wit The said Wilson Simons to an undivided being elevenths (10/11) thereof and the said George W. Snelgrove to an undivided one-eleventh (1/11) thereof the same having been duly transferred and conveyed to them in said proportion by the persons entitled thench.. And it further appearing that all the taxes upon said estate have been paid and that said administrators make no claim for compensation for their services. Now Therefore: It is hereby ordered adjudged and decreed that all the acts and proceedings of said administrators as appearing upon the records thereof be and the same are hereby approved and confirmed and that after payment of the balance of the costs of administration estimated at Ten ($10.00) Dollars the said estate and property herein before particulary described and now remaining in the hands of said administrators be and the same is hereby distributed as follow to-wit: An undivided ten-eleventh (10/11) thereof to the said Wilson Simons his heirs and assigns forever and the remaining One-eleventh (1/11) thereof to the said George H. Snelgrove his heirs and assigns. And it is further ordered adjudged and decreed that the said administrators upon the delivery of the said estate and payment of the sum hereinbefore ordered and upon filing due and proper vouchers and receipts therefore in this Court be fully and fairly discharged as such administrators and that their sureties shall thereupon and thenceforth be discharged from all liability for their future acts. 'one in open Court this 14* Day of August A.D, 1894 Filed Oct 25,1894 Jacob B. Blair Probate Judge

Utah District Court Probate records, estates and guardianship 1852-1910, microfilm 425682 Bk H I , pgs 45-52, 68



Upon Jonathan's dead in 1873, Jane became a widow, a mother with nine children still at home. The youngest child, Adam, was scarcely a year old. The biographical sketches found later in this chapter will demonstrate the difficult times facing the family and the challenges Jane had in keeping her family together. She was a remarkable Lady in difficult times. Jane Earl was president of the Relief Society in the Tenth Ward. The society was reorganized June 24, 1880, as follows: Mrs. Jane Earl, president; Mrs. Sarah Woods, 1 counselor; Mrs. Caroline Pettigrew, 2 counselor; Miss Harriet Earl, secretary; Mrs. Ida Baddley, assistant secretary; Mrs. Jane McLean, treasurer . , . Sec. Earl resigned January 10,1884.... Pres. Earl resigned August 27,1885, and her counselors acted until June 24,1886 when the society was reorganized.10.
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Mrs. Jane Earl, a widow was residing at 446 So. Ninth East {this is probably on lot 8} Jane Earl widow of Jonathan resided at 534 Chester Ave {Chester Ave runs east and west between 5th & 6th South th Jane Earl widow of Jonathan resided at 878 East 4 South {this is probably on lot 7 or 8} Jane Earl widow of Jonathan resided at the rear of 940 East 4 th South {This is behind the home of Thomas J. Davies, husband of Jane's daughter Alice Earl Davies.}

Polk, R.L. and Company, Salt Lake City Diredories - 979.225 E4p, 1884/85,1896,1997,1905 and 1908




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EARL FAMILY REUNION - LIBERTY PARK 1925 There were five (5) children of Jonathan and Jane still living at the time of this picture: George, Frank, Alice, Andy and Adam. The date of the picture was determined by using the birthdate of William B. Earl as a referrant, William was bom in November 1924. He is the baby being held by his mother Viola B. Earl, daughter-in-law of Adam Earl. She is standing in the center of the second row. White dots have been inserted to help identify those individuals that are known and they are named below. We know there are spouses of the deceased children, but they are not known to the writers. Row 1 Row 2 Woman in white dress, woman in dark dress, Adam EarL Frank E,arl. woman in wheelchair, Mary Harrison EarL wife of George Earl. Third woman from left May Ashman EarL wife of Adam; George Earl (leaning on wheelchair); Andy Earl (wearing glasses); Ruth Davies with Dutch boy haircut; Viola r^arl holding son William. Five individuals, Alice Davies Griffin (wearing dress with buttons down the front), child standing to her right is her daughter Georgia Griffin and child seated on her left with blond hair and eyes only showing her son Richard Earl Griffin. Sixth person from left is Thomas J. Davies and then his wife Alice Earl Davies; Edna Earl daughter of Adam; behind and right of Edna is her sister Thelma Earl. Standing in the center with long-sleeved white shirts are Zenos W. Earl and his brother Frank R. Earl, both sons of Frank Earl. White dot above the head of William A. EarL son of Adam Earl. 19

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Jonathan Earl, son of Sarah Earl and Jonathan Birmingham, was born July 29, 1816, at Froyle, Hampshire, England. He was raised by his mother's brother and assumed his name. Of his early life very little is known. The first record I have been able to find is just prior to his marriage. He had just returned from France where he helped to build the first railroad in that country. He stopped at an inn where fane Wright was working. A very romantic incident occurred the night of his arrival. Jane was waiting on the table at which the men ate and Jonathan said to the landlady, "I am going to marry one of these girls and tomorrow morning I shall tie this handkerchief around her neck" In the morning, he tied the handkerchief around Jane Wright's neck. So we might say that our family began in a handkerchief. The handkerchief has been kept and I hope will always be treasured in our family. Of Jane Wright we know a little more. She was the daughter of William and Maria Downing Wright and was born January 6,1822, in Rugeley, Staffordshire, England. Her parents were poor and it was necessary for her to earn her own living. She spent her childhood in the home of a wealthy maiden lady. This lady was blind and it was grandma's duty to run errands and keep her company. Early in life, grandma had a very bad sickness from which she was miraculously saved. She says that she was impressed not to take the medicine prescribed for her. When no one was around and watching, she poured it on her mother's plants. They died. About the time that grandma went to work at the inn where she met grandpa, a gypsy told her fortune. She told grandma that she was going to join a peculiar people and go to a new land. This was fulfilled sooner than expected. Grandpa and Grandma were married on March 22, 1847. Shordy after this, some people who were interested in Mormonism, invited them to a meeting held in their home. Our grandparents were very much impressed and procured a "Book of Mormon" and other literature and studied for themselves. Grandpa joined the church and was baptized on December 14, 1847, and grandma was baptized on January 24, 1848, when her son John was just a month old. When grandma's parents learned that she had joined the Mormons, they refused to have anything more to do with her. As soon as their landlord learned that they were Mormons, he turned them out. He wouldn't even let grandma stay until grandpa returned from work that day



By September 1848, they had saved enough money to take them to America. They left England in a sailing vessel on September 6,1848 and landed in New Orleans for provisions before starting up the Mississippi. They landed in St. Louis on November 25,1848. Just think what it would have meant to us if they had stayed in England. It was when they were living in St. Louis that their son John died on July 22,1849. Grandma has told me stories of the terrible times she passed through in St. Louis. How they passed through the Cholera Plague, when people died by the hundreds and there were not enough well ones to take care of the sick and dead. How rats were so terrible that it was often necessary to sit up nights to keep them from killing the baby. Grandpa worked as a freighter on the Mississippi River. About 1850 they went to Council Bluffs, Missouri, to live and it was here that Joseph was born on September 22,1850. They spent two years here, saving money for the trip to Utah. They began the trip across the plains with an ox team on March 1, 1852 - five (5) months on the road a trip that can be made over night now, if you are brave enough to go on an aeroplane, or in two days by rail with perfect safety. They settled in the old home on 9th East, Salt Lake City. A part of the land they got for a pair of boots and the rest at a very low price. Their first home consisted mainly of the covered wagon in which they had crossed the plains. Later a dug-out was added. Several of grandma's children were born here. Quite a difference from our modem hospitals! Their first real house was a one room house made of logs, to which later was added an adobe room. Grandpa worked as a brick mason and before his death in 1873 (a matter of 21 years' time since their arrival in Salt Lake) he built a good three room brick house. It was a good house for it still stands in good condition after fifty years' usage George, their third child and first to be born in Salt Lake arrived on June 1, 1853. Bearing children and raising them in this new country was a somewhat larger problem then than now. The roof leaked and it was often necessary during storms to place pans on the bed to catch the water to save mother from a soaking. All the cooking, even baking, had to be done on an open fire. In early days at dances a meal was deemed necessary. Grandma's place was the usual scene of the supper for the 10th Ward dances. Great crowds would gather and eat in her large kitchen. Judge Laney told me not long ago that never in his life had he eaten such good meals as Grandma Earl cooked, all in one big kettle - meat, vegetables and puddings. Each was tied in a separate cloth and placed one above the other in the kettle. Cabbage and the like always went on the top so as not to harm the others. Later when the grandchildren grew up, it was their special delight to run to grandma's after school for a piece of pie. On fast days they always went there for dinner. There was no crying over fasting for they wanted plenty of room in their stomachs for grandma's dinner. Josephine was bom April 1, 1855, the first girl and grandma was glad to be fooled. Edwin came next on April 22, 1857 When he was scarcely a year old. grandma had to take her small children and what provisions they could load in a wagon and go with the rest of the saints, south. She went as far as Springville, where they camped until fall. This was when Johnson's army was coming to Utah. The people had suffered so much at the hands of the easterners that they were determined to have no more of it. They had left good homes behind them many times before, but this was to be the last. When the army arrived 21



they were to find the valley as desolate as the pioneers had found it ten years before. Every garden was to be destroyed and every house burned Two men were selected from each ward to stay behind and do this work. Grandpa was one from the 10th Ward. So grandma went alone with the children, leaving behind all they had gained, not knowing even that she would ever see her husband again. Fortunately, the army came in peaceably and so they were allowed to pass thru the valley and later when the troubles were adjusted, the people returned to their homes. Grandma has often told us how shakily grandpa hid and watched the soldiers march by and how the house was filled with straw, all ready to be burned. Alfred was born the next spring, May 7,1859 and then Jesse on March 2,1861. Jesse lived only a few days over eight years. The twins, Harry and Harriet, were born April 10, 1863, Up to this time, all of grandma's children had worn the same dress, a beautiful hand-made embroidered dress, to be blessed in. This dress is another treasure of the family. Since there was only one, the twins had to have nice new plain ones. Frank was born May 14, 1865 and Alice, July 8, 1867, Andy was born January 24,1870. Grandma was past fifty years old when her last chid Adam, was born on September 29, 1872. She passed thru hardships we can't imagine. She has told me of winters so cold that bread froze and had to be chopped off with an axe and then thawed before the fire to be eaten; of going to a spring a block away for water, when the water would freeze solid in the buckets before she reached the house. Grandpa died September 11,1873. The oldest living child was then 23 years and the youngest scarcely a year old. With eleven children to raise under those trying conditions, is it any wonder that we think grandma wonderful? She raised all of these children and saw them all married and with families of their own before she died at the age of 91 years and 10 months on October 20,1913. Besides raising her family, grandma acted as president of the 10th Ward Relief Society for many years, during the time when Relief Society was more than a name. She spent many days and nights working for the sick and poor. Fifty-one years ago (the summer after grandpa died), they had heat like we have had a couple of weeks ago.(the summer of 1925). Screens were not to be had but flies were plentiful. I've heard grandma tell how she had to stand over the table and beat the flies off with a branch from a tree so the others could eat. While she was doing this one day, an old squaw walked in and grabbed a handful of vegetables from a dish on the table. Grandma snatched the dish and threw the whole thing in the face of the squaw. I think the squaw got enough for she didn't come back. Before grandma died, she lost three more of her children: Harriet died August 20, 1906; Joseph died August 29,1906; Harry died March 30,1911; and since that three more had gone: Edwin died August 18, 1915; Josephine died August 30, 1920: and Alfred died on January 31, 1923. Today, 78 years (1925) after the marriage of grandpa and grandma Earl, there are 225 living members of the family.



Jonathan's Kerchief

Twas just a century ago this year, That Jonathan won her heart, And Though inclined you might be to doubt, His kerchief was there from the start.

And now if you would care to know more, I'd gladly like to relate, Where my great-grandfather opened the door. And how he planned their first date. Into an old English inn he walked, Returning from France one night; The waitress who served him while they talked, Was graceful girl named Jane Wright Not a single move escaped his glance, As he watched her come and go; And memorizing her color and semblance, His life took on a new glow. So quickly he knew, he did not tarry, Nor hesitate, nor wait; But shortly told the innkeeper, Of his bold intention to marry. And that all might know the one he preferred, He promised on the morrow To tie his kerchief around the neck Of the maiden to whom he referred.

Early next morning with heart beating fast, He waited for Jane to serve him; The breakfast finished (how quickly time passed!), His chance of return looking slim, He rose from his chair to take his leave, He started to say goodby' But pausing first, gentiy touching Jane's sleeve He told her the reason why. "I shall be leaving, I mean no mischief, And though my love is unspoken, I want to give you this kerchief, As an appreciation token." And 'round her neck he tied the knot, "My wife you would be, I trow" Of course Jane said yes and that is why, Their love began to grow. This kerchiefthis keepsake, this family treasure, Was the beginning of a union, That now reaches out and numbers more, Than time or mere man can measure.



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Courtesy of Florence G. Butler

This dress has been kept in the Earl Family for quite some time and is now in the possession of Dale and Cynthia Rackham.

Jane Wright Earl with grandsons, Paul and Dan Davies in front of T. J. Davies residence, 940 E. 4* South about 1906



Below is a picture of the Kerchief and arithmetic book mentioned earlier in this work. The whereabout of these two items is not know at this writing.


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1847-1849 John Wright Earl was born 22 December 1847 in Tunstall, Staffordshire, England. John was born just eight days after his father, Jonathan Earl was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. His mother, Jane Wright Earl was baptized a month later, on 24/25 January 1848. By September of the year 1848, John's parents had saved enough money to travel to America, The family of three left England 6 September 1848. They landed in New Orleans, Louisiana where they obtained provisions before starting up the Mississippi River. John died 22 July 1849 in St. Louis, Missouri.




J O S E P H W R I G H T EARL 18504906
written by ettie Earl Stout granddaughter July 1965

Joseph Wright Earl, the second child born to Jonathan and Jane Wright Earl, made his entrance into this world September 22, 1850, at Council Bluff, or Kanesville, Pottawattmie County, Iowa. On his endowment record he listed the place of birth as Council Bluff, and on his Church membership record it is recorded as Kanesville. We are of the opinion that both names mean the same place, or that they are very near to each other, since Kanesville is not listed on present day maps. Joseph Wright must have been a most welcome addition to this family, since the first little son, who was born before they left England, had died one year and two months before Joseph was born. Joining the Church, in England in December 1847, had made conditions there very unpleasant for Jonathan and Jane so at the very earliest opportune time they sailed for America to join the Saints here. They settled for a short time in St. Louis under most unbearable conditions. It was here that their son John passed away. Following the child's death, they moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa where Jonathan worked as a freighter on the Mississippi river. Their goal was to save enough money to make the trip to Utah. It was during their two years sojourn here that Joseph was born. When he was nearly 18 months of age, they began the trip to Utah, Mar. 1,1852, driving an ox team. What they encountered during the next five months and six days we have no record, but can assume that they suffered extensively and sacrificed much. It is reasonable to believe that Joseph had no memory of this trip as it was finished by the time he became two years of age. His first home in the West was on Ninth East and Fourth South in Salt Lake City. This home was nothing more than the covered wagon they had used in the journey west. Later, a dug-out was added and a few years later a real house was built of logs. This was only one room but in a short time an adobe room was added. Probably most, or maybe all, of his other eleven brothers and sisters were born either in the dugout or the two room house. Early in the summer that Joseph was eight years of age, word came that Johnston's army was on its way to Utah. The saints supposed it was to destroy them so Joseph's mother took her four young children and what provisions they could load into a wagon and journeyed south with may of the saints, to Springville, Utah. The father remained in the valley with a special assignment to light fire to the homes in his neighborhood in case the army came to plunder. This must have been a sad parting, for no one knew what the future held for any of them. We know from history that the army came peaceably and the people were permitted to return again to their homes. It was fall, however, before Joseph, his mother, sister, and two brothers returned to the home on Ninth East. We know little concerning Joseph's childhood and youth, but we do know they suffered a great deal. Cold, long winters were hard to bear; a large family made much sharing necessary and being the oldest living



child, we can assume that he worked hard to help support the family. His father died when Joseph was 23 years of age so, undoubtedly he worked to help support his mother and brothers and sisters the remaining two years while he lived in the family home, which by the time his father passed away had been replaced with a good three-room brick house. It is known that Joseph worked as a freighter to Park City at one time and that he also was engaged in the operation of a saw mill for several years, However, his later life was spent as a farmer in Davis County. Joseph's family lived within the boundaries of the original Tenth Ward. In this ward also resided a family by the name of Poll, They had a daughter named Elizabeth Jenet - better known as Nettie. Joseph fell in love with this young lady and asked her to become his wife. This she consented to and they were married in the Old Endowment House on Nov. 19,1875. Joseph was 25 and Jenet 21. To this union was born eleven children, Joseph Henry (my father), William Alfred, who died at the age of five, Kate Irene, Jane, Clarence Charles, Owen Frank, who died at the age of 13, George Clive, Charlotte, Irven LeRoy, Edith May, and a stillborn son. At the present time, only the youngest daughter, Edith, is living. She is 72. All the others have joined the parents in a place we hope never to be separated again. In the fall of 1885, Joseph, Jenet and their five children moved from Salt Lake City to South Weber, Davis County, Utah where they had purchased a farm from a Mr, King. Here Joseph devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits. On this farm they lived in a two room log house until they were able to replace it with a two room frame house and several years before his death they added four rooms to make a comfortable six room home for the family he loved. At maturity, Joseph Wright Earl was about 5 ft. 10 in. tall. He was of willowy build, wore a heavy mustache, had dark hair and blue eyes. He was a very had worker, was a good father, and loved his aged mother whom he visited often in Salt Lake. His beloved wife died from complications following child birth Aprill4, 1896. This left him with a family of young children to who he had to be father and mother for two years. At the end of that time he married Mary Peak who became a devoted mother to his young children. He was a very kind man - also very firm. When he said yes - he meant yes - and when he said no - he meant no - he was honest; he was a good provider; he was faithful to his Church and community, serving them well. He was superintendent of the Y.M.M.I.A., also Superintendent of the Sunday School for many years. He likewise served as school board trustee, as water master, and as registration agent in the community where he resided. It was written of him at the time of his death; "He was prominendy and helpfully interested in all public enterprises and was an active factor in the business development and up building of the district as well as in its intellectual and moral progress." A living son-in-law who knew him quite well told me this about him: "He was a quiet man - never had a great deal to say; laughed seldom; never used strong language. The strongest word I ever heard him use was 'dang'." His daughter says this: "During an electrical storm, my father used to love to sit on the porch and enjoy the show put on by the thunder, lightning, and rain. He was a staunch Republican and played a big part in organizing and supporting Republican rallies.



"His door was always open to relatives. Each summer cousins, uncles and aunts would come to visit them and they were always welcome and well fed. One person who knew him told me that "at Joseph Earl's home if they wanted pie for breakfast, they got pie for breakfast." He was ill for some length of time before his death and it was while he was at hts home suffering from incurable stomach cancer that his stake and ward authorities came to his home and ordained him a High Priest - just eight days before he died on the 29th of Aug. 1906 - at the age of 56. His remains were interred by the side of those of his wife in the South Weber Memorial Cemetery. He has a large posterity over which he may some day preside in a better world. As his descendants, we are grateful to him for the heritage he left to us.



Ira Edwin Earl son

My father, George Wright Earl was the third son or child of 13 children of Jonathan and ]ane Wright Earl. He was born June 1, 1853, at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. His parents built a home on 9th East just north of 5th South. He was the first baby bom in the 10th Ward in Salt Lake City (8th East and 4th South). When he was a young man he met and married Mary Elizabeth Harrison. They were married on the 12th of December 1873. On 20 Oct 1876 Mary Elizabeth took out her own endowments and they were sealed to each other on the same date. They built two rooms on a lot they purchased at 1134 East 5th South, Salt Lake City, Utah. There they raised their family and lived until their death. As time went on they built two more rooms and a pantry onto their house. They were blessed with seven children, running in line as follows: Henrietta (Reta) who married Roy Wesdy Soper, Flora Mary who died January 1,1918 (never married), George Harrison who married Edna Chaffin, Fannie Pearl who married Isaac B. Roden, Rowland who married Bertha Pricella Oliver, Alma who married Esther Marie Peterson, Ira Edwin who married Louise Peterson, (Esther and Louise were sisters) and Adam Eugene who died at the age of eight of Diptheria. There were 22 grandchildren. My father was a hard worker. For years he worked at the Quarry blasting stone. He had to walk to and from Red Butte Canyon (approximately 10 miles each way) each day to go to work. On his way home he would pick up wood to keep a fire going at home to keep his family warm. This he would carry home on his back When Eugene, the youngest child, died my folks couldn't afford to buy a headstone for his grave, so my father had a driver bring two large sand stones to our house and dump then in our back yard. Dad shaped them with a hammer and chisel, as he had no other tools, then he put them together for a headstone and carved Eugene's name, date of birth and death date on it. He then got George and Tom Sutton to take it up to the City Cemetery and place it on Eugene's grave. Even now we can teU where Dad



and Mother's plot is by looking for Eugene's grave and the sandstone head stone. It stands out above all the others around it. Another time Dad got a large stone 6 feet and 2 V feet wide and made a step for our back door. I often z think of Dad stretching out on this stone when he would come home from work, as he would be so tired and his back hurt him so, and it helped to rest his back. When he left Red Butte Canyon he went to Emigration Canyon to work. He would ride the train up to work at the beginning of the week and pitch a tent to live in until the end of the week, at which time he would come home to his family and church. Sometimes Mother would go up and stay a week with him. My sister Flora would take care of the house and cook the meals for the family as Reta and Fannie were both married. When the Quarry got too hard for Dad to do, he got work at the Brewery until it closed down, then he worked digging trenches and did pole tax for other people. Finally he went to work for the Western Newspaper Union where he worked until his death. * My brother George's wife, Edna, passed away from childbirth leaving four small children, the baby died shortly after. Mother and Dad took care and raised these three children until Mother became badly crippled with arthritis and couldn't handle them. For 28 years she suffered. At first she could get around some on crutches and in a wheel chair and then for 17 years she was a complete invalid in a chair and couldn't handle herself without help. Dad was very good to Mother. He was always good to help her when he was home and then after she became ill and couldn't get around he would take her for walks in the wheel chair and to and from church until she got to where she couldn't stand to be moved. He would always take time to play and tease with us children. He was gready loved by the children. Dad did have a few set ways which were annoying to his family and yet something that even his grandchildren, that can remember him, will always remember

him by.
He always had a particular place at the table, as well as a certain knife, fork and spoon. His place was at the head of the table and he would always say the blessing and prayer and then pick up the butcher knife and wipe it across his dirty pants then cut off the first slice of bread, spread it with butter and then proceed to cut everyone at the table a slice of bread in seating order. Dad was very strict about paying tithing and going to church. He was President of the High Priests and head of the Block Teachers. When Dad was awfully sick with a bladder and kidney trouble, his sister Alice Davies came to see him and they got to talking about the family and discovered that part of the family was sealed to their parents and the other part hadn't been sealed. Dad said "If the Lord would bless me so I can get up again I would go to the temple and see that this work is done." The Lord did bless him and he got a lot better. Dad and some of the other members of the family went to a family funeral and there made arrangements for members of the family to go with Dad to the temple to have the rest of the children sealed to their parents. The sealing was done on 20 March 1926. Shortly after he arrived home he became very ill. On 18 April 1926 at his home at 1134 East 5th South, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dad passed away. He was buried at the City Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah. He died eight years before Mother. Before Dad died, Alma and his wife Esther and family moved in to take care of the folks. They remained there and cared for mother until her death.



6. J O S E P H I N E EARL B R I G H T 1855-1920
by Ruth Davies Hall, a niece

As men's records stand, Josephine Earl Bright was born 1 Apr 1855 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Jonathan and Jane Wright Earl. She was the fourth child and the first daughter. I presume, that Josephine lived the ordinary life of a child and young woman of the late nineteenth century. I cannot speak of her life previous to the time that I first remember her as I only have memories and not facts. When I was born Aunt Josephine was 55 years old. She married Benjamin Bright on 22 Dec 1890 in South Weber. Here she lived until her death 30 Aug 1920. To visit Aunt Josephine one turned off the dirt road, drove over the bridge across the canal, and down the lane to the house in the midst of a wellcultivated farm. A few minutes before Aunt Josephine and I looked out the window and had seen a cloud of dust on the road and probably said, "I wonder who is coming." Cars were rare and their sight always called for a conjecture as to who it was making the cloud of dust which horses and buggies didn't do to the same extent.
Ben Bright 1920

The house was a white frame house, always kept neat and clean and weU-painted. In the front and on the side of the house were flowers, trees and lawn surrounded by a white picket fence to keep the wandering calves out. Aunt Josephine had a green thumb. In fact she thought it was too green. When she dug up something she didn't want and threw it away on the ditch bank, it just kept on growing much to her disgust. When the car stopped out came Aunt Josephine and everyone else who was in the house, to give us a hearty welcome. Inside of the house was different from ours of today. The large dining room, parlor, and bedrooms were all carpeted with hand-woven rag rugs. There were wall-to-wall carpets but they didn't have any commercial padding underneath but there was straw under them to make them softer. I understood that the carpets were torn up once a year and washed and new straw laid down. There was no electricity but coal-oil lamps, a fireplace for heating, and no telephone. In the kitchen, which was a large, was a table suitable for feeding the harvesters, a wood-burning stove with a water reservoir on the side, and a water pump in the corner of the room. The reservoir on the stove was to heat water in. Although we might think of this as a place not as good as our homes today, still the way Aunt Josephine made me feel was good then and could well be copied today. I always felt a friendly, kind spirit; I always felt "at home." for there was a spirit of hospitality there. In 1906, Aunt Josephine took into her home Josie and Charlie as their mother, Aunt Harriet Earl Lunn had died. They were well taken care of and Josie says that Aunt Josephine was a good cook and thoughtful of



others. Edgar, brother to Josie and Charlie, would come up on the train to visit them. When he came, Aunt Josephine would mix a batch of bread dough and make fried cakes for his breakfast even if she had to do it during the night. Here I would like to tell you what Harry, the oldest son of Aunt Harriet had to say about Aunt Josephine. "She was a very wonderful person, and was the most even tempered lady I ever knew. I lived with them three years, and in all that time I never heard her raise her voice unreasonably. Many times she had good reason to. It was too bad that she never had children of her own, she was such a motherly person. She was loved by everyone in the valley because of her helpful ways, and many good deeds. She nursed many of them through sick spells." In her early life she moved to South Weber to work for the Firth family. Mrs. Firth was unable to do much work and for many years was bedridden. Henry Firth was the only child living at home. He was about the same age as Aunt Josephine. In time they became interested in each other. So Henry proposed marriage and she accepted. Then sometime later Henry met a girl from Provo and married her. Aunty was very much in love with Henry so it was a heavy blow and caused her a great deal of grief. Sometime later she married Benjamin Bright. His mother was a semi-invalid and Uncle Ben wasn't much better so she had the two of them to nurse. She surely had her hands full. But I never heard her complain. Aunty was a wonderful cook and she could think of so many ways and things to do to keep you comfortable and interested. Her home was always open to her nephews and nieces. She loved them all, and it was the same with the neighbors. They would come to her home several times a week to play cards or just visit. She was witty and always interesting" Just before we would leave Aunt Josephine's, we would have to have one more dish of ice cream. So tonight, as in the days gone by, with the last dish of memories, I leave Aunt Josephine.


1- EDWIN WIGHT EARL 18571915

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My father, Edwin Wrright Earl was born 22 March 1857 in Salt Lake City, a son of Jane Wright and Jonathan Earl. So far as I know he was born on the spot where the old home still stands, on 9th east between 4th and 5th south. Father was the fifth child in a family of 13. It has always been interesting to know that he was born on his parents 10th Wedding Anniversary. 4fl ^ i ^ B r ^ r I ^^^^^^^^^^^J I don't know how much of an education these sons and daughters of Jane & Jonathan Earl were able to acquire, probably very limited. I've heard my father say that his father was a self-educated man, skilled in many types of labor and often helped his sons and daughters with their school problems. Also, father has said he remembered as a young lad that many of the school teachers in the valley used to come to their home and get Grandfather to help in solving some of the arithmetic problem. I have been told that Uncle George Earl had in his possession an arithmetic book which formerly belonged to his father, Jonathan Earl, his name was plainly written in the book. I understand the book is in the



library at the University of Utah,12 and at one time was considered one of their valuable possessions. I mention these facts about my Grandfather Earl because my father used to help me in the same way. When I was in the 4th grade, arithmetic was difficult for me, so father would always help. The method he used was different from the one taught in my day, but he always got the right answer. Many times my teacher questioned me as to how I got the answer and asked what method did I use. I always had to say "my father worked the problem for me". I seemed always to get by with it, too. Father, came from a well organized home, parents who were thrifty and taught their children how to work, how to take care of and do the best with what they had. This early training carried through with father all his life. His clothes were always neatly hung, shoes polished, and neatly arranged. His tools had a certain place and were always in their places when not in use. I shall always remember one of the lessons my father taught me. I had misplaced something I needed in a hurry. I was in a stew and was causing some confusion in the home. Finally , father took me in hand and said, "Now look here young lady, if you would have a place for your things that belong to you and then put them in their place when not in use you could save yourself a lot of exertion and it would help your disposition too." Then he lead me to the place where he kept his tools, opened the cabinet and said, "Now look: I could come here even in the dark and locate any item I wish because IVe learned to have a place for eveiything." Maybe I haven't always followed that advice, but I have never forgotten the lesson. Many other bits of advise I've received from my parents which I hope shall always remain with me. Something else I should like to relate: my father has spoken of it so many times to his children, especially when he was advising us to make the best of what we had. I have mentioned before that father's parents were thrifty. Grandmother Q a n e ) made all the suits her sons wore. Picked, corded, spun and dyed the wool She used various types of herbs to obtain the dye. Father has said, "We were so proud of our suits and were envied by all the young fellows in the community". IVe given just a short introduction into the life and conditions of fathers* young boyhood days. Now I would like to say something about the Temple and other church buildings that were being built in this pioneer period. I do this first because it ties in with the contribution father was able to make as a young man and second because it might be a reminder to the grandchildren of Edwin and Lilly Earl, that their Grandfather helped in this mammoth undertaking. It might be interesting to note that in February 1853 ground was broken for the Temple site, just 4 years before fathers' birth. Frankly I don't know when construction began, but it was in the 1850's. Also in that early period, The Endowment House, Church Historians Office, Lion House, Bee Hive House and the Eagle Gate were all erected during the decade of the fifties. While we're talking about the Temple, it might be interesting to note that little Cottonwood Granite was used in the building, and until the advent of the railroad, every stone that went into the structure was hauled by oxen, a distance of 20 miles. The temple cost over 3 million dollars, a tremendous amount in those days. Grandfather (Jonathan Earl) together with other stalwarts in the valley were called on to contribute to this fund. It took 40 years to complete the Temple, so by now Grandfather had sons who were old enough and able to assist him in meeting his assignment. Grandfather furnished the team, the boys, Edwin being one of them, would drive to the hills for the granite and timber used in the Temple. Father has always said, he was real proud to have assisted even though in a small way.


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Edwin grew up into young manhood, and with the exception of a short period of time lived in the Tenth Ward in Salt Lake City. On December 21 1882 Edwin married Lilly Selina Edmonds, a beautiful young girl of her day. Father was of medium build, average height, he had dark hair, and an olive completion, blue-grey eyes. Mother was a blond with a beautiful head of hair which hung to her knees, I've been told by those who remember, that father and mother were a handsome couple. At the time of their marriage they cut quite a figure. Edwin and Lilly were married in the Endowment House by Bro. Daniel H. Wells. The Temple at this time was not equipped for endowment work, however the rituals preformed in the Endowment House were the same as the Temple. They established their first home in Salt Lake City between 3rd and 4th South on 11th East, and were members of the Tenth ward. As IVe previously stated Father and Mother were married just 4 days before Christmas, They had received so many lovely Wedding gifts that Father was at a loss to know what to give his young bride for the first Christmas. Finally he decided to give her the money so she could buy something of her own choosing. He gave her $50.00. Naturally Mother said, "What would you like me to buy?" and Father said, "I make just one request that is, that you don't come home with one of those Dolmans; I don't like them." We might mention here that a Dolman is much like the stoles we wear today except they were not made of expensive Mink or some other kind of fur. Mother has said she spent an entire day in downtown Salt lake trying to find something she really wanted. Not a thing did she see that caught here eye, except the Dolman. The purchase was made. Naturally she was concerned and rather reluctant to show Father the item she had purchased Finally when Father returned home from work and was making himself ready for the evening meal, Mother slipped into another room, placed the Dolman over her shoulders and then came out and stood in front of Father and said. 'Well this is it, how do you like it?" Father, after a few moments of hesitancy and without a bit of criticism in his voice said, "Well it that's what you want, that's k. n The Dolman was worn and always enjoyed. My parents made their home in Salt Lake for a number of years after their marriage. Then because of the serious illness of their then youngest child Josephine, they were advised by the Doctor to take the baby out into the more open spaces. They went to Davis County, first to Kaysville where they remained for a short time. Then moved to Farmington where they established residence and spent the balance of their lives in that community. Father did not acquire a special trade. He worked at various types of jobs. What ever he undertook he did the work thoroughly. Rendering an honest days work and some of those day were long, long hours, too. The last work father did was taking care of the farm and orchard of Harold Daynes, who at the time was Mayor of Farmington City. I remember at fathers' passing, Mr. Daynes told me that father was the most dependable and efficient help he had ever employed. Among other things he said that Father had kept his farm implements and tools in tip top order, and were always in their place. He couldn't do more for himself that he has done for me. I shall never be able to replace him. I appreciate and will always remember the compliment Mayor Daynes paid my father. We should mention here the home life of Edwin and Lilly, As the family and more responsibility involved, there was some lean years experienced, but we were happy. There was a togetherness, and may I say we



still enjoy that association. We plan to get together as often as possible. Only last June 1965, all of us spent a week at our brother John Wesley's home in Sedona, Arizona, Needless to say it was a trip to remember. The yearly treat for father and mother was when they would spend the days in Brigham City, at the home of Uncle Frank and Aunt Sarah, the occasion being Peach Day. They looked forward to this treat with the enthusiasm of youngsters. Another event I remember, which used to thrill father was when Uncle Joe and Aunt Nettie and Aunt Josephine and Uncle Ben were with us. They lived in South Weber, (Uintah Basin) a picturesque and fertile valley. As fall approached, Father would always drive up for winter supplies, such as apples, potatoes, tomatoes from Uncle Joe's. Black currant, ground cherries, from Aunt Josephine's. And always some freshly churned butter, some eggs, and a special jam Fathers1 favorite. Those luscious red apples and tomatoes were the best in all the world, we used to think. I Father was a home man. He loved his family and enjoyed being with them. He was rather reserved, did not care for social life or public functions: however, he did enjoy some sports such as ball games, wrestling matches and he loved to play marbles with the kids. He was usually the winner and was a pal with his three sons. We always had a group of neighbor boys around the home whenever father was at liberty to have a game of marbles with them. I like to think of how we used to spend our evenings, especially during the winter season. Mother had a good alto voice, two or three of the girls in the family could sing quite well (at least they could carry a tune), the rest of us would just follow along. Father had made a collection of songs (tunes with which we were familiar) so we sang, and it sounded pretty good. As I have already indicated there was always the winter supply of apples in the basement, together with popcorn, a large can each of honey and molasses, vegetables and bottled fruit of all kinds. When we weren't singing we would join in playing games of various types and k was then we would consume the apples and popcorn and of course we must not forget the candy pulls which were the special weekend treats. So you see we had our home evenings every evening. Needless to say these events were enjoyed by parents and children alike. Another occasion to be remembered in our family was Christmas. Father was the first one up and it was early too. Got a good fire going and when the rooms were nice and warm, us children were called and then of course excitement rang all thru the house. I say again we didn't have then what we have today, but how wonderful it was. Each child so appreciated what he or she found under the tree, I know Father and Mother worked hard to make Christmas a happy occasion for their children and it was just that. I'm wondering, if we, with all the luxuries we enjoy today, are any happier than we were in the leaner years. Just a question that comes to mind occasionally. Father and Mother were the parents of 11 children, 8 girls and 3 boys. They have 34 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, 82 great-great-grandchildren as of April 1966. Father died after a short illness. August 8, 1915 at age 58, at home in Farmington, Utah. He was buried August 10,1915 in Farmington City Cemetery.




by Alfred Alonzo Earl, son and Kay Earl Trueblood granddaughter

Alfred Wright Earl was the sixth child born to Jonathan Earl and Jane Wright Earl. He was born May 7, 1859 in Salt Lake City, Utah. During his youth he worked at a rock quarry. He married Agnes Harvey on October 19,1882 at the age of twenty-three. About this time he and his wife bought a home on 6th South between 11 th and 12th East. Later they resided at 1062 Kensington Avenue. This was the family home for the rest of their lives. For may years Alfred worked at the Salt Lake Brewery located at 11 East and 5 South, He job tide was that of Stationary Engineer. Later in his life he worked for the Templeton Building in downtown Salt Lake City. His position there was also that of Stationary Engineer, Alfred and Agnes had six sons; Alfred Alonzo, Douglas, Albert, Elmer Wallace, and Azel. The oldest Alonzo, Lon as he is called, is still living, Alfred Wright Earl died February 1, 1923 at the age of sixty-four. He is buried in the Salt Lake City, Cemetery. His wife Agnes died in 1942 at the age of 86 years. She is buried by his side. O n e of Lon's earliest memories is the many fun parties for young and old alike at the home of his grandmother Jane.


186L1869 Jesse Wright Earl was the seventh child of Jonathan and Jane Wright Earl. He was born 2 Mar 1861 in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Tenth Ward records show he was blessed 4 Apr 1861 by David Pettigrew (the first bishop of the Tenth Ward). Jesse died 10 Mar 1869 in Salt Lake City, at the age of eight years old. The cause of death on his death record is "Inflam bowel". He was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Nothing more is know concerning Jesse. He died six years before Jonathan died.





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Harry Wright Earl was born April 10, 1863 to Jonathan and Jane Wright Earl, a twin to a sister named Harriet Wright Earl in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their parents were Jonathan Earl from Froyle .Hampshire, England and Jane Wright of Rugely, Stafford, England, both pioneers to Utah.

He married Rachel Baddley. September 9, 1866 and in the following years had four children: Gertrude E. Goddard, George Baddley Earl, Mable E. Walsworth who died in 1960 at 68 years of age, and Harry Parker Earl who died in 1953 at the age of 57. Harry Wright Earl was about 5 ft. 11 in. Tall, sHm build with dark hair. In those days it was popular to wear a mustache and he sported a very weU-trimmed bushy mustache. He was very well liked because of his pleasing personality and sense of humor. Most of father's life was spent in the Tenth Ward where he was born. The Salt Lake Kiawanis-Felt Boys Club new building now occupies the home site, which is a credit to the pioneer background. He operated a grocery and feed-grain store on the old homestead at 450 S. 9th East, but later had a chance to manage a general mercantile store in Dillon, Montana, so he moved the family by train to that state. We lived over the store which had an outdoor stairway entrance from the backyard. This stairway was shaken loose by an earthquake and the family was trapped upstairs for a few hours until someone could get us down. My earliest school years were spent in Dillon where we were the only members of the LDS church in the city. Missionaries traveling through Montana always stayed at our home. We did not have any extra bedrooms for them so when they arrived generally two children had to sleep on the floor. We thought this was great fun and were always happy to hear they were coming. We lived in Montana a number of years and the winters were very severe and cold. Fathers first employment was with the W- J. Newman Co. Shoe Store on Main Street after reUirning to Sale Lake. When he left there he went to work for the Auerbach Co. Which at that time was on about 140 So. Main St. Where the Kearns Bldg. now stands

Upon returning to Utah, we rented a home at 863 E. 6th South which had an acre of ground. This we planted in vegetables and even had enough to sell to our neighbors. Father went to South Weber and got a milk cow from Uncle Joe to add to our living. It took us two days to get home, so we stayed with Uncle Edward Earl in Farmington. Later we got a second cow and for a while we had no other income but from our chickens and the milk we sold from the cows and the garden vegetables. About this time, a friend, C. S, Martin who was a member of the school board, appointed father storekeeper of the city schools. He kept track of all the books, papers, etc., and delivered supplies to all the schools. In the summer he took care of the book binding crew which went from school to school repairing books. The storeroom occupied considerable space in the City and County Bldg. basement, which at that time even housed the general school offices which were on the second floor. The phone



between the storeroom and upstairs offices was a one inch pipe with an air whistle on each end on a spring hinge. When we visited father he would use this contraption to call upstairs. We thought it a marvelous invention. To talk he would open the pipe and blow in it. The whistle at the other end would attract their attention and then they would answer the makeshift phone. Father was active in the L.D.S. church and on many occasions was speaker at the Sunday Sacrament meetings. From our father, my brother and sisters all inherited the great love for the canyons, and many times he took all of us on hunting and fishing trips, camping out for many days at a time. Father died in Salt Lake City, March 30,1911 at the age of 48, of a heart condition. Mother lived to be 74 years of age. Both parents lived for the love and happiness of their children and alwrys encouraged us to be faithful to our church and to live righteous lives. Father's health was affected during one winter when he had bad colds which were severe. He was always cheerful, never complained when things were of a troublesome nature and had great courage. He was generous to his children and to his friends. I wish he could have lived to welcome members into the family as we four children married.



1 1 . H A R R I E T W R I G H T EARL L U N N 1863-1906 Harriet W. Earl was born April 19,1863. One of twins, born to Jane W. and th th th athan Earl, at their home between 4 and 5 South on 9 East. Her early childhood was spent in a very interesting time in the history and development f o u r State. They experienced many hardships, and were compelled to utilize whatever nature had to offer in the way of food, and other requirements. Much of their clothing was homespun. The spinning wheel had its place in a great many of the homes. Harriet was taught to sew and knit at an early age. The experience she gained in her early life, in the use of plants, fruits and other types of food nature had to offer was a great help, and was often put to use in her adult life. One of the experiences, she spoke of many times was the swarms of grasshoppers that would come in from the sagebrush covered land and would proceed to devour and destroy much of their crops. Harriet with others of the family would pound them with brooms and burlap sacks, and sweep them into furrows filled with water, where they could be plowed under and destroyed. Harriet and Josephine were often given the chore of winnowing the grain on sheets of canvas spread at the side of Grandfather's rock threshing floor. WTiile the boys were using three head of oxen to stomp the grain from the straw. Harriet attended school
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in a one room schoolhouse on the corner of 8 East and 4 South, In later years, more rooms were added to it, of brick construction and it was named the Tenth Ward School. Education in Harriet's early life was very limited. In her late teens she developed a beautiful singing voice. She became a member of the Tenth Ward Choir and was often called on to sing at ward functions and parties. She joined the Tabernacle Choir and for a year or two was lead Soprano under the leadership of Professor Kirkman. At the age of seventeen, she went to work for the wealthy Kaiser family. She worked for them several years, during that time through her association with these educated people, she learned many of their ways, also speech and manners, to the extent that she was at ease with people in all walks of life. Because of this, her brothers called her lady or "laid" for short. Harriet's first steady was John Saunders, the owner of a bakery. Because of this fact and in order to tease Harriet, her brothers called him **bean", which of course caused a wordy battle. About eighteen eighty-two they broke up and she met and started to go with John W, Lunn. About a year later on July 12, 1883 they were married. They had a comfortable small brick home at 1157 East Fifth South. There was a nice large lot with fruit trees, a garden and large grape arbor. The grape arbor was the scene of many nice parties with friends and relatives. The spring of 1898 they moved to a homestead ten miles north west of town on what was called the Black Sloughs. Harriet faced many hardships trying to feed and clothe her young family. But due to her knowledge of ways of utilizing the plants and other foods existing on the lands roundabout, and the advise and good management she was able to give her husband, they were able to eventually attain a comfortable
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Harriet loved her brothers and sisters and their families, they were always welcome ro her home. The visits with members of her family were always like parties with wit and laughter. She loved to serve them good filling and tasty meals. Harriet had nine children. They were Harry E., Thomas, John William, Harriet jane, Edgar, Josephine, Charles C , Edna, and Eirline. Four of them are still living. Harriet died August 20,1906 at the age of 43. She had been a wonderful mother and during her life had enjoyed a host of friends.

1 2 . F R A N K W R I G H T EARL 1865-1926
by Edith Earl Wallace, daughter,

Frank Wright Earl was born the 14th of may 1865, to Jonathan Earl and Jane Wright in Salt Lake City Utah. He was the tenth child of a large family. I have heard him say many times "The tenth or tithing child, but the Bishop didn't want me". Dad's father died when he was eight year of age and grandmother was left with the large family. They were all put to work and had to help in every way they could. At the age of nine he went to work in the brewery that was at the mouth of Emigration Canyon or there about. He often told how good the soldiers of Fort Douglas were to him. They pretty well kept him in clothes. His first job there was turning the hops with a fork like a pitch fork. After he worked for about a year Grandmother and Aunt Josephine decided he should go to school. He was not past nine years of age and large for his age. He spent three day at school and left and went back to the brewery. He said he was so big and awkward the rest of the students made fun of him and this he said, he couldn't take. He was conscious enough of his lack of knowledge. He stayed at the brewery until he was past sixteen. He told how the boss had nick-named him "Barney" and on his sixteenth birthday he called Dad into his office and give him a check for his very own with the day off. He had never received his pay as Grandmother had always collected that to help take care of the home and the younger children. He took the check to town and went into a store to cash it. He was told he would have to endorse the check. Dad couldn't write and so he went out on the street and found someone that knew him and would sign for Dad. He was so embarrassed and sick at heart that he went home and Aunt Josephine helped him to learn to write his name. He could write his name before he went back to work the next morning. Three days in school was, therefore, the amount of his formal education. After leaving the brewery he worked at odd jobs. One job was tending the bar in Park City for a winter. Dad met Sarah Amanda Olsen who was a Swedish convert to the Church. They were married the 24th of September 1885. This marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on the 19th July 1894. Mother had had a fair amount of schooling, so she and Dad did much studying together. Dad worked hard and became a successful plaster contractor. The first years of their married life were spent in Salt Lake where Jonathan, Effie and Frank were born. They had the misfortune to lose Effie at the age of 2 1/2 years. This was a blow as they counted much on their girl.




They moved to Brigham City just prior to 1893, where they started a home in the north end of Town in the Fourth Ward. To their brood, now established on the farm, Reuben, William and Zenos had been added. When Zenos was a baby they had the misfortune to have their home burn to the ground, with only a couple of pieces of furniture being saved by neighbors. They were all away from home at the time the fire started. They lived in a boarded up tent for that summer. They built two large rooms to move into that fall. Then Hyrum, Edith and Joseph were added to the family circle. Between farming and plastering they had done fairly well. They sold this home and bought in the southeast part of town closer to Grandmother Olsen and Mother's brother and her sister. This move was made early in the year of 1907. Then September 15th 1907, they had one more girl to complete the circle. This daughter they named Vera. Their happiness was short as in January, 1908 mother was having her teeth extracted, something went wrong and she died. Dad was left alone with nine children that he must be father and mother to with Vera only three months old. This position he really filled, because he truly was both Father and mother to us. Our family was never broken up. We all stayed home together except Vera and the Larsen family took her for a short while. On March 31 , 1909, Dad married Annie Sophia Johnson in the Salt Lake Temple. There were no children born to this union. In 1917 Aunt Sophia passed away leaving Dad to be father and mother again. During this time, aside from farrning, Dad taught each one of the boys how to plaster, a profession they all worked at one time. Frank, Zenos and eventually Joseph chose other ways to make a living, but at one time, for a short period all seven boys were plastering with Dad. Dad was a great hand to visit each of his brothers and sisters once a year if it was at all possible and our home was always open to company and friends. There always seemed to be room for one more, as a number and nieces and nephews plus others made a home at our place at one time or another. After being alone for a number of years, Dad married Eleanor Marie Christensen on November 16, 1921 in the Salt Lake Temple, To this union, Ted C. was born. Nora, as everyone called her, passed away in January of 1926. Her death was caused from complications from childbirth. Shortly after, Dad, Hyrum, Joseph and Vera moved to Salt Lake. Frank and Lottie took Ted to raise and did so as their own. After moving to Salt Lake, Dad worked for the boys now instead of them working for him. He was on a job out in Helper and took suddenly ill and passed away in less than a half hour, this was on November 10th 1927. "Dad", as we all lovingly called him, had a great philosophy of life and truly lived up to his convictions. Our home was always open to family and friends alike, lie was a great defender of the "underdog". He truly believed the teachings of the Church. He believed the principles of this gospel stood the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and were not to be changed for the weaknesses of man. He was one that believed that one could not gain salvation by just sitting on a church bench. His idea was, you must also do for and help mankind. He lived up to this for sure as he was always doing a charity job for someone or in the dark of night produce was taken to some widow or needy family, but they were never told who brought it. One of his firm convictions was God forces no one into the kingdom of heaven, you must get there on your own. Dad loved being with his family and if he could get a joke on one of us he really would get a chuckle out of it. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He also was a very good cook and house keeper. One of his favorite hobbies was making ice cream. Frank Wright Earl was a High Priest at the time of his passing. 41


13. ALICE W R I G H T EARL DAVIES 1867-1941 by

Ruth Davies I lall, daughter

My mother Alice Earl Davies was a quiet, unassuming person so it will not be easy to tell her story. She recognized that there is good and bad in all of us, and she knew that her faults were not hidden. "All of the neighbors know that I have made mistakes," she would say, "and I don't want anyone to talk at my funeral as though I had been perfect for it would not be the truth." What she wanted spoken of was the hope of the resurrection and of the salvation for which we are striving. This points up her deeply religious nature. Her parents, Jane Wright and Jonathan Earl were pioneers of Utah. They setded in Salt Lake City on 9th East between 4th and 5th South streets. The house faced east. Part of the land they got for a pair of boots and the remainder at a very low price. Their first real house was a one room house made of logs, to which later was added an adobe room, Jonathan Earl was a brick mason and before his death in 1873, he built a good three-room brick house. It still stands today (January 1966) in good condition after 92 years of use. On July 8, 1867, Jane and Jonathan Earl welcomed into their home a daughter. This daughter, who was named Alice, was the eleventh child but only the third girl. How precious was this daughter? When Jonathan Earl died in 1873 and Jane Earl was left with the family of eleven ranging in age from twenty-three to one year, she did not flinch at the burden but rather felt that she should try to keep them all together. On the block east lived the Kaisers. They had plenty of money but only one girl about the same age as AEce. They came to Jan Earl and asked if they might take Alice into their home as a companion to their daughter. Here she would have had all the privileges that money could buy for the Kaisers wanted Alice as a daughter. Grandma Earl said, "No, I love all of my children and I could not possibly give up even one of them." So, even though it was hard work in those pioneer times when women didn't work for money, Grandma kept her precious daughter and all of her children together. The lot where the Earls lived was large enough for an orchard, pasture and garden. There were all kinds of fruit trees in the orchard except apricots as Jonathan Earl said that every seven years they were poisonous and he didn't know which was the seventh year. So, where there are houses and the playground of the Webster School, Alice played and grew up. The creek went through the lower part, which was a favorite spot for Alice and her friends to play. Alice Earl was a pioneer child having been bom before the railroad came to Utah. The duties, activities and games of Pioneer children were restricted by the lack of material things, but they had just as much fun as children of a more affluent society. Among the things that Alice did to help her mother were knitting socks, drying fruit to sell, feeding silkworms, gleaning wheat in the fields. (See Appendix: Silkworm page ) Alice's mother, Jane Earl was Relief Society President in the Tenth Ward in Salt Lake City, for sixteen years. With such a large family, it was necessary for the children to help about the house.



One of Grandma's means of making money was selling fruit. Mason jars for canning purposes were not known then, but grandma dried fruit. One of the jobs for the younger children, including Alice, was helping to dry the fruit. Alice later told her daughters that they would have to spread the fruit out on towels on the roof of the shed. Each evening they had to bring in the fruit for the dew would spoil it. Then, too, there were frequent thunder showers when they had to rush out and gather up the fruit and take it in. When it stopped storming, they had to take it back out and spread it again. The sunlight hours could not be wasted. An introduction to one's mate takes on odd situations at times. Morgan Davies and family moved to a home on 9th East across from the Earl home. Their son, Thomas, was in Manti at the time working on the Temple there. When Thomas returned to Salt Lake City after working on the Manti Temple, he was troubled somewhat with rheumatism. He had a very hard time moving around and especially to get up or down even the one step into their house While he was at home with this trouble, the Earl boys came to visit. Thomas loved to hunt and he had a good rifle about which the Earl boys heard. They borrowed this rifle and after using it they sent Alice to return it to Thomas. Thus Thomas and Alice met because of a rifle, Thomas hadn't taken much notice of this young girl before. She had grown into a very nice lady in the months he had been in Manti. He started paying attention to her and soon began to take her out and court her. The first place he took her out to was the circus .The theater was Alice's and Thomas' most enjoyable activity. They went to the Tabernacle to Church together and met their friends. After the difficulty of getting a license and a recommend to the temple, the marriage date was set for December 18, 1889. Alice's mother was a widow and had been rearing a family of eleven children. Only the necessities of life were theirs. They were already paying for a sewing machine for Alice, so she couldn't get a new coat; and the plans were to go to Logan to be married. So Thomas bought her a coat. He was both generous and brave to start buying her clothes before they were married. Marriage licenses were new and some young people went to the Temple without one and had to rush out for one. It was not easy to get a temple recommend because it had to be signed by the President of the Church who at that time was on the "underground." This was due to the trouble over polygamy. So, the pre-marriage arrangements were anxiously made and Alice and Thomas went alone to Logan to be married. The temple in Salt Lake Was not completed until the birth of their second child Jesse. Several years after their marriage when work was scarce, Thomas' sister Lucy Ann bought some bottled fruit from him and Alice and paid them $2.50 which tided them over the winter. Nowadays this amount wound only last a family for about one meal. They lived about six years in the house he built. Later, Jane Earl had to sell this land to pay off some debts and Thomas James bought a house with adjoining tot on 4th South in the same block as the house his



father and mother were living in and only one block from where Alice's mother, Jane Earl lived. One small house was on the lot. Alice was the mother often children. She made bv hand a dress in which each of her babies was blessed. In the days when the first baby, Rosella, was born, the babies wore long dresses, probably a yard longer than the baby so all the little tucks, lace, etc. amounted to many hours of work. Perhaps the saddest part of Alice Earl Davies' life was the death of four of those ten children. The first to die was Viola May in 1896. Next was Frank and Joel who died in 1912. Jesse died in 1914. Alice did not have good health, especially with her last three children. She had milk leg and suffered great pain. For this reason it was good thing that her husband was able to hire someone to help with the housework, washing and cooking. Clara Earl was there a good deal helping Alice. A'so, a Sister Kesler. One of the things which I think was not known too well about my mother was her humor. It was quite like her other characteristics. One day while visiting on the farm she picked some sage brush. When we asked her why she said that she was going to send it to her missionary son, Dan, so that he would get homesick. My mother Alice Davies had a sense of humor and she would pull little jokes on people. I remember one thing when Dan was on his mission and of course he got homesick. He said he didn't so one day while visiting on the farm, Alice went out and picked some sagebrush and a few little sprigs, and put it in a letter and sent it to him so it would make him homesick. When we asked her why she picked it she said that she was going to send it to her missionary son, Dan, so that he would get homesick. She just thought that was good trick to pull on him. The point she was trying to make was not to make him homesick but rather to do something unusual so that he would laugh. She seemed to feel that when things get tense, stop and laugh at yourself and you'll feel better. I would describe my mother as having many of the characteristics given in Proverbs 31:10-31: "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. She openeth her mouth with wisdom ". Alice Davies believed in putting her trust in the Lord, in being industrious, taking good care of her family, in "Charity never faileth," and in not being idle. She was busy when the housework was done with crocheting or mending, Alice's daughter Alice Jane remembered that her Mother had many friends. Older people took to her winning ways. She had many friends among the immigrant people who had come from foreign countries. Alice was a "home body". She was not one for a social life although she liked to visit her brothers and sisters. She encouraged her family to come to her home. Always once a year she had the whole Earl family to celebrate and visit with Grandma Earl. At those times the house was packed with older members visiting, laughing and joking with one another. The children could hardly find a place for themselves. When it was time to eat the children would get a plate of food and sit on the floor in the corner of the hall because there was no room anywhere else. Principal among the memories Alice Davies' grandchildren have of her is the food she prepared such as the pickled red cabbage, blue plum jam, mustard pickle, fresh baked bread with syrup and butter, scones or hot cakes, steam puddings, Christmas plum pudding, fresh fruit in season, rice and baloney for Fast Sunday, roast leg of lamb, chili sauce, and bottled fruit. Indeed her pantry was a wonderful spot. Everything was in order and the grandchildren loved to go there for a treat or goody and to "snoop" around. In the mind of some of the grandchildren, she was always affectionate, considerate and sweet. Gifts from



Grandma were different and surprising, especially a box of chocolates, as you never knew which one hid a piece of money. Alice Davies possessed a pretty face with soft dark hair to crown it. Her disposition was sweet and friendly. If there was one thing that my mother was proud of it was her hair. It had very little gray in it at the time of her death at the age of 74. What of Alice Earl Davies? I should say "Let her own works praise her in the gates." She bore ten children to her husband Thomas James Davies, One lived to be only 23 and the other three who died did not reach adulthood, but it can be said truthfully that she reared honest, God-fearing sons and daughters. "A woman that feareth the Lord," she shall be praised. So I as one of her children do "arise up and call her blessed." Not all of us live perfectly but if there is one thing I read in my Mother's life it is that we should "fight against evil," and endure to the end; only then can we dwell in the presence of God. My mother was very quiet but she was a person who was, 1 would say, very loyal to the Church as my father was, too. Although they were never prominent people they were the kind that kept the Church going. Thus Alice Earl Davies lived, a little pioneer girl who played in the orchard where now is the bustie of the modern city of Salt Lake and grew up to become a mother of ten children. She never moved far away but lived within an area of a few blocks. She lived at 940 East 4th South, Salt Lake City from July, 1902 until her death on May 30, 1941. When she died, she had spent a little over half of her life in the home her husband built for their family.

14. A N D Y W R I G H T EARL 1870-1938 by

Glen McComb Earl March 1967

In the study of genealogy we are taught that the order of the Celestial Kingdom is the Patriarchal or Fatherly type of government wherein each worthy father will preside over his posterity and that everything concerning the salvation of mankind is based upon pure love. "There isn't a thing in the Gospel of Christ except pure love" "Love is an effect and only as we comply with the proper conditions can the proper effect be produced." This is the yardstick by which we may measure up. Our practice should be to love better. Our pioneer grandparents received the Elders teachings in England and came to Salt Lake in 1852 under great stress. Father, Andy Wright Earl, was born to Jonathan and Jane Wright Earl, the 24* of January 1870, in the 10 Ward, Salt Lake City. He was their twelfth child of a family of thirteen. In this family were nine brothers th th and four sisters. At this time his father was in his 54 year, his mother in her 48 year. Dad's father died the 11* of Sept. 1873, when Dad was not yet four years old. As a small boy he herded their cow .ind the cows of his neighbors in the grassy field or hillside on some of the area that is now the Tenth Ward, about 45


Ninth East and Fifth South, here in Salt Lake City. His formal education consisted of only about four years. It is a wonder that, with such a limited amount of schooling, Andy became the successful clerk, bookkeeper, storekeeper and salesman that he was. He was a beautiful penman. His work as a young man, consisted of livery stable duties, tending the teams that were used to pull the street cars, and later he became a street car conductor. The other jobs he had were farming and working in a Sale Lake brewery. At times it would be dark when he reached home from work, His mother would be standing out by their gate with a lighted lantern to meet him and to greet him. Dad was taught the Gospel of Christ by his goodly mother. It surely helped him over many rough spots throughout his life. Dad married when he was twenty two years old, Rhoda Davis, on the 17lh of January 1892, in Salt Lake City, She was the daughter of William Davis and Amelia Evans, who were neighbors to the Earl family. They made their home in Salt Lake City until about 1894, and with their first daughter, Josephine May, who was then one years of age, they moved to Samaria, Idaho, where Dad worked for a time as a farm laborer. Later he rented a small farm. He hauled their drinking water from a spring in Samaria which was about two miles away, on a wooden slip, or as it was sometimes caUed, a drag. It was without wheels and had a large wooden barrel fastened to it and was pulled by one horse. Dad supplied their fuel by chopping, sawing and splitting wood which he hauled from the mountains nearby. He always kept a cow for milk and butter and also raised a pig or two for their winter-time meat. He built a cellar with rocks and soil where he stored potatoes, apples and other fruit and vegetables. They also stored flour and honey. In the evenings he liked to sit with his family and peel apples for them to eat and also enjoyed reading stories to his wife and children. May has said that many times she would comb and brush Dad's hair for him. She enjoyed doing this very much. Dad worked for a time at a flour and grain mill located between Samaria and Malad. He helped the owner of the mill feed his large herd of sheep during the winter and lambing time. There were large sheep sheds not far from the mill. Dad then became a freighter of grains from different areas of Idaho, hauling it into Corinne, Utah, where it was transported by railroad to market. In these years the winters in Southern Idaho and Northern Utah were severe. Many nights the temperature would stay below zero. On one of these winter trips, a man asked Dad if he could join up with him. He was alone and a new freighter and didn't want to make the trip by himself. Dad said, "Of course, come along." They traveled several miles before night set in, then a blizzard came up. After awhile Dad left his teams in the care of another teamster. There were three outfits on this trip. He then made his way back to the guest teamster and found this man had burrowed his way into the grain, complaining that he just couldn't stand the cold. Dad told him in no uncertain terms that he must get out of the grain and keep moving and to keep walking, but not to worry much about the horses as they would follow along. Dad then returned to his wagon supposing the fellow would obey the advice as given. When daylight came the wind was blowing and the road was just a trail. It was very difficult to leave his outfit and make his way back to check. It was quite a shock to Dad to find this fellow had crawled back into the grain and had frozen to death. Andy and Rhoda lived in Samaria from 1894 to about 1903. Four children were born to them here. Andy Royal, their first son, was born the 12th of February 1895 and he died the 25th of February7 1895; Ernest Give, was born the 6th of September 1896; Amelia Jane was born the 10th of September 1898; and Albert rh Davis was born the 18 of December 1901.




In 1903, Andy and his wife Rhoda, and their four children moved from Samaria to Blackfoot, Idaho, where he worked to help build the Idaho Falls Sugar Factory. Soon after it was finished he bought a farm in Wapello, Idaho, On the 19th of December 1904, this good mother and wife died. Rhoda Davis Earl was buried in Blackfoot and soon after, Dad, with a sad heart, sold his holdings and moved to North Brigham City, Utah, where he and the children resided for a few months. Then they lived in Salt Lake City for awhile. Later, with his children he moved to East Tremonton, Utah. Here he managed and worked a farm for Mr. Charles Haws. In about the year of 1906, Dad began employment as a salesman, selling water pumps for a short time. His companion was Mr. Ward Schuman and they were quite successful. He was employed by the Homgren Bros. (John and David) as a storekeeper and clerk-bookkeeper for a firm that finally took the name of The Farmers Cash Union. He remained in their employment until about 1933. They began this business in a building about the size of 9 x 12 feet. Mr. David Homgren and Dad were employees and managers. At first they hung ketdes for sale on the walls for display. Later on, hardware was added to sell. Then the building was re-modeled. Later on, hardware was added to sell. Then the building was re-modeled. My brothers and I all worked at some time for this company. This business in Tremonton continued to grow. It added a fanning machine which was used to clean the grains such as wheat, barley and oats of chaff. The threshing machines in those days did not clean the grain well enough for use. A farm machine business was added. I believe the J. I. Case Farm Machines were the first sold in Box Elder County, Then a salt business was added where block and coarse salt was sold. A large lumber yard was built covering an area of about 70 feet wide by 200 feet long. Then a large yard was fenced with a wooden fence where machinery was stored and a coal house or shed was built into one corner of this yard. All types of coal were kept for sale, such as lump, pea, nut and slack. A spur of railroad was laid along the west side of the Farmer's Cash Union where lumber, coal and the machinery could be unloaded easily from the railroad cars. By this time the business had grown until it covered the length of two city blocks, thus becoming one of the most successful businesses in the county. Once again Dad dressed up in his best and courted another neighbor, this second time, Miss Agnes Kate McComb, They were married the 2nd of March 1907. To this union was born Jessy James, the 6th of January 1908; Andy Ervin, the 13* of December 1909; Glenn McComb, the 26* of February 1912; Rhoda Rebecca, the 12* of November 1913; Merlin Wright, the 27th of May 1915; George Everett, the 2nd of December 1916; and Alice Fay, the 4* of February 1920, thus making him the father of eight sons and four daughters. Eleven of his children are still living today. With these children's years of life added together it is a total of 645 years to May 1966. With 54 grandchildren, 103 great- grandchildren and 63 great-greatgrandchildren, his posterity is doing remarkably well. Andy W. Earl died the 7* of June 1938 at his home in Tremonton and he was buried in the River View Cemetery, Tremonton, Box Elder County, Utah, the 10* offline 1938. His wife, Agnes, died the 16* of February 1957. Her parents, Alexander Donaldson McComb and Rebecca Fulton, migrated to Utah from Elders Ridge, Pennsylvania. They bought a farm in Elwood, Utah east of Tremonton in 1896. Agnes was 28 years old when she married. Andy Wright Earl was baptized the 4* of November 1879 in Salt Lake City by Elder William Thome; he was confirmed the 4* of November 1879 by Elder James Woods and was ordained a deacon the 17* of November 1888 by the same. Soon after, he became inactive in church affairs. Later he joined The Odd Fellows Lodge and The Modern Woodmen of the Word. His sons Albert, Jessy, Ervin and Glenn also



joined The Modem Woodmen of the World Lodge and attended with him many times. While the L.D.S. church leaders did not frown upon us as lodge members, at the same time they did not encourage it. All eventually quit the lodge with Jessy and Dad becoming active church goers. Later Jessy and I were both married in the temple. Andy was ordained an Elder the 28* of July 1935 by Elder Floyd Stohl of Tremonton, then on the 21 of February 1937, was ordained a High Priest by Arthur Kapner, a High Priest of Garland, Utah. It is for certain that one of the most important and thrilling days of Dad's life was the 23rd of October 1936. This day he was sealed in Holy Wedlock to his wife Rhoda, and to his daughter May and sons Clive and Albert. He died in 1938. I^ater, on the 1st of May 1952, Jane was sealed to her parents, and also to her late husband, Albert N.C. Christensen. At the Logan Temple the 10* of February 1964, Andy and Agnes were sealed as husband and wife. The dear friend, Elder Vernon E. Hunt, was proxy for Andy. Jessy's wife, Verna, was proxy for Agnes. Jessy and Glenn were then sealed as children. Sister Vera Hunt accompanied us.


Dad Andy had light blue eyes, medium complexion and fine, light brown hair, later perfectly white. His face was oval with a square jaw and dimpled chin. He stood about 5' 9" tall, of medium weight and build. He was a strong, healthy man. Determined, yet tactful, kindly and a friendly host. He was generous with his time, energy, means, hospitality and board. He was recognized as open minded and he listened from the heart. Dad was indeed a capable supervisor with an outreaching personality that brought out the best in his associates, sparked with a great sense of humor. He accumulated friends who remained steadfast through the years. He was patient but had a temper when there was need to call up it in justice. Yes, Dad Andy was a good man and dear to his family. As we ponder about this man, we see him as a wonderful dad, even having many of the hardships of life. One, a serious partial blindness with cataracts affecting the region in the lens of both of his eyes. His second wife, Agnes, my mother, was not well for several years. This was also a concern to him. For these reasons and many more, we owe him more than can be repaid except to follow his teachings and example. We know that he believed in the following with all of his heart: He knew that Jesus is the Savior of the world and our Redeemer. He knew that the Lord continues to manifest Himself to His children. What a comfort it was for him to realize that there is no mistake about it, that we are the children of our Heavenly Father, that He does love us; for our peace He sent another prophet to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to place in the church divine authority, that men like our Dad, Andy Wright Earl, may hold the priesthood. No other people have that assurance as we have it.




1872-1932 by
Thelma Earl Edlund daughter written in the mid 1960fs

Adam Wright Earl, the 13th child of Jane and Jonathan Earl, was born on the 19 th day of September, 1872. Grandma Earl (his mother) was over 50 when Adam was born. He was not expected to live and was wrapped in a blanket and set aside. When they looked at him sometime later, they were very much surprised to find he was still breathing. His father died before he was a year old. Grandma Earl and her family were very poor, Adam, our father, attended school one day. When he returned home from his first day at school, Grandma Earl told him he would have to find some work, and at the age of six, he obtained employment at the Brewery, where some of his older brothers worked. His job there consisted of cleaning the desks, etc., and he often told us how the boss would put dimes, nickels and pennies around to see if he would take them. He said a dine, nickel and even a penny meant a lot to them at that time, but that his mother had always taught her children to be honest and it was never a temptation to him. Although his formal education was limited, he was self-educated and became one of the leading debaters in the old Tenth Ward. He was known for his ability to add long columns of figures with rarely a mistake. He married May Elizabeth Ashman Woods in the Salt Lake Temple (for time)on the 26* of September, 1900. Mother was a young widow and had been sealed to her first husband. She went to President Richards concerning that sealing and obtained permission to be sealed to dad. But dad said he "could not rob the dead and knew that God would make it right." Dad's love for mother was all encompassing. From my earliest memory until the day he died, there was never a cross word spoken between them. Dad put mother on a pedestal where she remained. To this union three children were born: William Ashman Earl who married Viola Bagnell; Edna who married George R. Barcus; and Thelma who married Allen L. Edlund, His wife's mother, Mary Ann Ashman, set Adam and her other son-in-law, Arthur Strong, up in the grocery business, and they ran the Strong & Earl Grocery Store for many years, and I believe all of the Earls in Salt Lake bought their groceries from them. They ran this store for many years and then it came upon hard rimes and dad became the sole owner. It became necessary that mother work in the store to help out. Mother and dad worked hard to pay off the old indebtedness. They finally got the store back on it's feet and had just got to the point where they could hire some help, so mother would not have to work in the store, when dad had a severe heart attack and died. Dad always felt sorry for the under-privileged, in fact there was a 6 foot mentally-retarded man living in the 10* Ward and Dad would take him with him delivering groceries to keep him off the streets. Dad always delighted in doing what he could for the poor and many a Sunday we would sit down to a meadess dinner 49


because he had given our Sunday roast to some poor family. Dad was loved by everyone in the 10* Ward, everyone called him Uncle Adam and they all talked about his brown suit, the only one he ever owned. Besides being in the grocery business, dad raised chickens and sold eggs and chickens in the store. He raised many prize chickens which he entered in the Fair each year and won many blue ribbons on them. He was up in the wee hours of the morning tending his chickens. Our lot at that time extended halfway through the block and he had a wonderful place for raising his chickens and surely prided in them. His desire was to be able to go into the chicken business, which he was never able to do.
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We lived at 755 East 5! South, just a couple of doors from the grocery store. There were many visits from out of town relatives, beds made up, some on the floor, and the leaves put in the dining room table. Dad loved his family and was very happy when he was with some of his brothers and sisters, and I believe we spent almost every Sunday evening, after church, with Aunt Alice and her family, cither at her home or ours. Dad looked forward to his annual visits to Aunt Josephine's at South Weber, they had a beautiful farm there near the Weber River and a stream flowed right past their side porch. We would always stay overnight as it was such a long trip. There wasn't electricity in those days and when we went upstairs to bed, we had to carry a candle to see the way. I am sure many others have pleasant memories of that farm, as we do. Dad also took us on trips to Uncle Frank's and Uncle Andy's which seemed a great distance in those days. Uncle Frank and his youngest daughter, Vera, lived with us for about a year at one time. I can recall the time Uncle Frank, my cousin Vera, my sister Edna, and myself all took a trip to Brigham City in Uncle Frank's old Model T Ford What a trip that was. We had about three flat tires on the way and we girls had to roll the tires to the nearest Service Station to have them repaired and then roll them back to the car. This was in the good old days and it is times like these; which we never forget, however, after we got to Brigham City, the good times we had way out-numbered our flat tire trouble. We remember Grandma Earl living in the little house in the rear of Aunt Alice's home and her famous cookie jar which she kept under the table. We never visited her home without her treating us to cookies. In Adam's complete lifetime, he was never out of the State of Utah, however, he saw to it that his wife took trips out of the State a number of times. His one desire was to go to New York City and see the Statue of

Dad had a severe case of the smallpox, which must have damaged his heart, because he never was well after that. He had angina pectoris and suffered terribly with the pain. In those days they could not do much to reEeve the pain. I remember during his last attack, dad looked around the room and pointed to an empty chair and said "See there is my mother.'* Then one night he wanted to talk to my sister, Edna, and me, He told us to always be good to mother and to be good ourselves and then he said "I wish I could tell you how beautiful it is on the other side, but I can't, it is so different. But always remember to be good, never hurt anyone - just be good/' 50


Dad died on the 15th day of October, 1932, at the age of 60 years. The funeral was in the 10* Ward and was filled to capacity, even the gallery in the back. Dad was always good to the poor. His wife May, and their three children, William, Edna and Thelma survived him. His wife, May, died on the 23 day of September, 1954. Adam has five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

E d n a . William A a n a T h e l m a Earl

We have a picture which we will pass around of the employees at the Brewery. Dad [Adam in white hat on nd front row, 2 fromright]and Uncle Andy are two of the young boys in front, but there are at least two other brothers and perhaps someone here can identify them.




T h e Ancestors of J o n a t h a n Earl 1813 - 1873 This chapter covers seven (7) generations of the Earl line who lived within a five (5) mile radius of Froyle, Hampshire, England, for a period of about 200 years. Two additional generations have been added to what was previously known. This was mainly done through extensive research in the probate records of the area. Previous research done by the Earl organization indicated the ancestry of Jonathan was: 1. Jonathan 2. Sarah 3. Edmund 4. John S.William 6, William

The writers believes the line is: 1. Jonathan 2. Sarah 3. Edmund 4, John S.William 6. Edmund 7. John

Rationale and documentation for the difference in the pedigree (i.e. William 5* generation son of Edmund 6* vs. William 5* son of William 6*) are presented on page 56 of this chapter. There were four (4) generations of Earls who left wills: John 7* generation, Edmund 6 th , William 5*, and Thomas 4* (brother to our John 4* generation). In their wills, John, Edmund and Thomas were yeoman. William 1692 was a husbandman. A yeoman basically had more monetary wealth than a husbandman. Yeoman ...Broadly speaking, they (yeoman) constituted a stratum of cultivators of the soil, either freeholders or tenants, who differed from the minor gentry more by their way of life than by any economic category.,.Below the yeoman class came the equally ill-defined stratum of Husbandman, whose land holdings was normally smaller. Husbandman, the term may be used in several ways. When it describes an occupation it could apply to a man of any status who was engaged or interested in husbandry (i.e. the cultivation of the land); but it was also used to designate a status, in which sense it usually aplies to a small-holder, who might also have to work on the land of larger owners to maintain himself (i.e. one below the status of a yeoman.)13 It is not known at this time if the Earls were land owners or if thev leased the land.

Hiusted parish population in 1845 was 1055 inhabitants. The land is extremely fertile, with about 120 acres planted with hops. Hamlets within Binsted are Issington, Week (wych), Westcote and Wheady. Froyle parish population in 1845 was 849 inhabitants. Froyle is situated on the river Wey and comprises about 3500 acres and a considerable tract is under hops.

Note: Hop vines were gathered in the fall and dried to be used to make yeast, usually three times a week..


FitzHugh Terrick V.R, The Dictionary of Genealogy, 1991. Pgs 144 and 311. 942 D26f





The Ancestors of Jonathan Earl 1813 - 1873

Listing the descendants of John Earl

(1625 -1690)

16. John7 Earl was bom abt 1625 (Edmund6, WiUianf, John4, Edmund*, Sanf, Jonathan1). John died, and was buried 1690 in Odiham, Hampshire, England. He married 17. Mrs. John Earl. 17. Mrs. John 7 Earl TTiey had 6 children: Thomas Earl Ann Earl, She married John Barnard. John's Earls willlistsgrandchildren; William, John, Thomas, Ann, Edward, George, Peter, Mary and Elizabeth Barnard. William Earl, He married Mrs. William (Susannah) Earl. Infathers will it lists grandchildren Susan, Barbara, Mary, William* and Elizabeth Earl Itis this William* 1684, that was previously thought to be our William Ead who married Jane Eade The authors believe that he is the cousin to our William. John Earl, He married Sarah. John died 1700 in Crondall. In fat .hers will it lists grandchildren of my son John; John, William and Sarah. Mary EarL She married Robert Searle. Infathers will it lists granddaughter Mary Searle. Edmund Earl, bom about 1668,


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Church Records in the area have been searched to find birth or christening dates for the children of John. There were three possibilities, but nothing at this time can be proven. Thomas Chr. 22 Dec 1652 in Bendey; William Chr. 7 Oct 1656 in Bentley; and Elizabeth Chr. 24 Nov 1658 in Froyle. These christening dates all seem to be in the right time frame and could very well be his children. John's wife is evidendy deceased, because she is not mentioned in the will. Of the eighteen (18) grandchildren named in John's will, christening records have been found for only the following five: Susannah Barbara Mary William* Elizabeth Chr 13 Mar 1679 in Bramshott Chr 30 Mar 1681 in Bramshott Chr 7 Oct 1682 in Kinsley Chr 11 Apr 1684 in Binstead Chr 22 Dec 1686 in Binstead daughter of William daughter of William daughter of William son of William Earl daughter of William Earle Earle and Susanna Earle Earl

Edmund was not married at the time of the will (1690) and therefore none of his children were mentioned. * This is the William that was thought to be the husband of Jane Eade. The writers do not believe this to be accurate. See Edmund Earl page 56 for explanation.


THE ANCESTORS OF JONATHAN EARL 1813 - 1873 T h e original will for John Earle was very difficult to read so the will was transcribed and is included below. WILL OF JOHN EARL14 2.0 Deoettier 1689

I n t h e n a m e OJ G o d A m e n I John Eade the elder of Roak [Roke] in the parish of Odiham in the county of Southt [SouuSampton], Yeoman beinge in good health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be therefore given to Allmighty God doo make and ordaine this my last will and testamt in manner and forme followinge. INFhUA I give and bequeath my soule unto the hands of my Creator and who said Jesus the resurrecion and the life and in him and through him and by him I believe that though my body for a time be closed in earth yet in due time both soule and body shall enjoy eternal felicity I know that my redeemer liveth and that in the day of my resurrecion I shaU see my Saviour and in my sloth this is my hope for my tunall I leave it to my Executors heerein after named. And as for such temporal effects wherewith my creator and hath blessed me I dispose of the same as follower. ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Barnard the wife of John Barnard of Crondall in the county aforsaid husbandman the sume of eighteen pounds of lawful mony of England to be paid by my executor heerein after named within one year next after my decease. ITEM I give and bequeath unto my grandson William Barnard beinge the son of the said John Barnard the sum of forty shillings of lawful mony of England to be paid unto him within six months after my decease by my executor heerein after named. ITEM I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren John Barnard, Thomas Barnard, Ann Barnard, Edward Barnard and George Barnard, Peter Barnard, Mary Barnard, Elizabeth Barnard the sume of ten shillings apeece to be paid to each and any one of them within six months alsoe next after my decease ITEM I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Searle the wife of Robert Seade of Winchfield in the said county of Southt, husbandman the sume of seaventeen pounds of like lawfull mony of England to be paid unto her by my executors within twelve monthes next after my decease. ITEM I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Mary Searle the sum of tenne shilling of lawfull mony of England to be paid alsoe by my executors within six monthes next after my decease. ITEM I give and bequeath unto John Earle, William Earle and Sarah Earle the sonnes and daughter of my sonne John Eade ten shillings apeece of lawfull mony of England to be paid within six months alsoe after my decease. ITEM I heereby give and bequeath unto William, Susan, Barbara, Mary and Elizabeth the son and daughters of my son William Earle tenne shillings apeece to be paid unto each of them within six monthes alsoo next after my decease A N D whereas I have formly and already given paid and delived to my said sonne John Earle in mony or monyes worth the value or worth of One hundred and three pounds therefore I doo now heereby give and bequeath to my said son John only one shillinge. A N D whereas my said sonne William Eade hath already had and received of me the sum of fower score and nine pounds and tenne shillings of lawfull mony of England It is now my will and meaninge that my said sonne William his extor [executor] and adtor [administrator] shall have (when my debts which I doo duly owe or shall owe at the time of my decease and this legacy or heerem by me given and bequeathed are paid and this charges of my funerall and the pveing [proving] of this my will are discharged) out of my psonall estate with his two brothers my two sons Edmund Earle and Thomas Eade an equall share or pte of my said estate which shall remain he my said sonne William allowinge the fower score and nine pounds and tenne shillings he hath already has to go for pte of his share and porion thereof. A N D I doo heereby make and cadaine my said two sonnes Edmund Earle and Thomas Earie executors of this my last will and testamt And I do hereby revouke and disanull and make voyd all former wills by me made in witnes whereof I have heere unto set my hand and seale this one and twentieth day of December Anno dm 1689, Anno Regiu_ Willi and Marie R_ and Rne Anglie and primo

Church of England Archdeaconry of Winchester. Probate Records 1501-1857. Family History Library, Salt Lake Gty, Utah, microfilm 186949



18. Edmund 6 Earl (William5, John4, Edmund3, Sara2, Jonathan1) was bom about 1668. He was the son of 16. John Earl and 17. Mrs. John Earl. Edmund died, and was buried 25 Feb 1720/1721 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England He married 19. Ann Duner 29 Dec 1691 in Hardey-Mauditt, Hampshire, England 19. Ann6 Duner was bom about 1672. Ann died, and was buried 3 Jan 1740/1741 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England. They had 6 children: . 20. i. William Earl, bom about 1692 iL Edmund Earl, christened 3 Sep 1694 in Binstead, He married Frances Barnet 5 Apr 1724 in Rogate, Sussex, England. She was born about 1704. Edmund died, and was buried 22 Feb 1747/1748 in Binstead. iii. Ann Earl, christened 18 Sep 1696 in Binstead. She married John Baker 2 Jun 1715 in Binstead. He was bom about 1690, iv. John Earl, christened 10 Feb 1698/1699 in Binstead. He married Ann Baker 20 Oct 1723 in Headley, Hampshire, England John died, and was buried 16 Nov 1765 in Headley, Hampshire, England. v. Maty Eail, christened 13 Apr 1701 in Binstead. She married Richard Gauntlett 21 Jan 1729 in Holybourne, Hampshire, England, vi. Thomas Earl, christened 27 Oct 1705 in Binstead. He married Ann about 1733. She was born about 1712. One of the reasons to support the argument that William 1692 (#20 above) is the son of Edmund 1668 is found in Edmund Earl's will In this will, Edmund names his wife Ann executrix and his son William executor and 'they receive all the rest and residue of good and chatties' etc. William 1692 and his mother Ann remained in Binstead and died there. Edmund's other sons, Edmund 1694, John Earl 1698 and Thomas Earl 1705 moved to neighboring parishes. It seems very unlikely that the William who stayed in Binstead would be anyone except the son of Edmund. Three (3) possible dates have been used for the birth of William Earl; (1) about 1696, (2) about 1702, and (3) a christening date of 11 Apr 1684. Edmund married Ann Duner in 1691. They lived in Binstead and had children christened there beginning in 1694, but there is no record of a William Earl born to this couple. Either William was born and christened elsewhere or his christening was not recorded. A search was made in surrounding parishes for the christening record for a William but nothing could be found. It is probable that William was born sometime between 1692 and 1702. If he were born as late as 1702, he would have been just nineteen (19) at the time of his marriage. This is possible but unlikely. Since no christening date has yet been found for William, the writers have arbitrarily assumed that he could logically have been born after his parent's marriage in 1691 and before the birth of their son Edmund on 3 September 1694 and have elected to use the year 1692 as his birth year. Two facts argue against the William 1684 as the William who married Jane Eade as suggested by the Earl Family research: [1] It would make him age 37 at the time of his marriage in 1721. This is possible but unlikely; [2] Children, especially in this time frame, were named after their parents, grandparents and/or aunts and uncles. The mother of William 1684 is Susan and he has a sister named Barbara. These names never appear among our Williams's descendants. In reality, the William christened in 1684 is the nephew of Edmund Earl 1668 (son of his brother William). In his will, Edmund 1668 lists his abode as Week (Wyck) in Binstead Parish, Our William has a will and his abode is just listed as Binstead. He lists his son Thomas as executor. Thomas has a will in which his abode is listed as Week in Binstead. In England land is leased for a specific amount of time. It would seem that 56


this land stayed in the Earl family for three lifetimes. William and Thomas paid tything for Week until they died. The Churchwarden's Account Book for Binstead, showed that Edmund held several positions in the Parish at various times. Edmund Earl was Churchwarden in 1695 and 1711; ...Edmund Eyrls of Weeks (Wyck) chosen supervisor of Highways 1702 and 1704.


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20. William5 Earl (John4, Edmund', Sara2, Jonathan1) was bom about 1692. He was the son of 18. Edmund Earl and 19. Ann Duner. William died, and was buried 25 Jun 1769 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire England. He married 21. Jane Eade 29 Dec 1721 in Binstead 2L jane 5 Eade was bom about 1700. Jane died, and was buried 23 Aug 1769 in Binstead. They had 10 children: l. William Earl, christened 23 Nov 1722 in Binstead. 22. n. John Earl, christened 11 Nov 1724. Mary Earl, bom about 1726 in Binstead. She married William Spier or Spurrier 30 Oct 1749 in Binstead. Mary died, and was buried 11 Jun 1775 in Binstead. in. Edmund Earl, christened 16 Aug 1728 in Binstead, died, and was buried 20 May 1730 in Kingsley, Hampshire, England. iv. Thomas Earl, christened 13 Apr 1730 in Binstead. He married Ann Westbrooke 19 Oct 1761 in Binstead. Thomas died, and was buried 12 Apr 1790 in Binstead vi. Jane Earl, christened 21 Dec 1731 in Binstead. She married John Greenwood 10 Dec 1760 in Binstead John died, and was buried 26 Feb 1797 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England. vii. Army Earl, christened 7 Dec 1733 in Binstead She married John Knight 4 May 1758 in Bendey, Hampshire, England viii. Edward Earl, christened 20 Jun 1735 in Binstead, died, and was buried 21 Aug 1735 in Binstead ix. Edward Earl, christened 5 Oct 1736 in Binstead. He married Jane Linney/Laney 12 May 1761 in Binstead. Edward died, and was buried 25 Apr 1815 in Binstead. Elizabeth Earl, christened 17 Sep 1738 in Binstead.

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When Thomas Earl (chr. 13 Apr 1730, son of William) died he left a will and is included below. Those mentioned in his will are "my nephew George Earl son of my brother (our Ancestor) John Earl of Week ... and my nephew and godson Thomas Spier of Froyle" each to receive five pounds and the rest to his wife Ann, At her decease, the remainder to be equally divided between his two above mentioned nephews.. You will notice that Thomas is a Yeoman. After Thomas and his brother, William died, the name of Earl disappeared from paying Tithe in Week.



T h i s i s t h e L a s t Will a n d T e s t a m e n t of me Thomas Earl of Week in the

parish of Binsted in the county of Southampton, yeoman. I leave and commit the ordering & direction of my funeral to my wife Ann Earl; My funeral expences, debts, and legacies herein after given and bequeathed, I direct be fully paid and satisfyed by my Executrix herein after named and appointed -1 give and bequeath unto my nephew George Earl, son of my brother John Earl of Week aforesaid The sum of Five pounds of lawful money and to my nephew and godson Thomas Spier of Froyle in the county7 of Southampton labouror The sum of Five pounds of like money, To be paid to them my said nephews at the end of twelve months next after my decease; And all the rest and residue of my monies, my securities for money, and credits; And also all my Household goods and furniture beds, bedding, Linen and also; And all other my personal estate and efforts whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my wife Ann Earle to and for her use support and maintainance in such manner as she my have occasion, trusting that she will not use or spend the same unnecessarily, And willing and directing that what at her decease my remain thereof shall go equally to and between my said two nephews, To whom I so give the same. Having confidence in my said wife that she will take care the same shall so go according to my directions and desire - And I make my said wife Ann Earle Executrix of this my Will - In Witness whereof I have to this my last will and 1 estament set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine Signed Sealed published and declared by Thomas Earle the above named Testator an for and to be his last will & testament in the Presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have submitted our hand as Witness thereunto Tho Godwin Cha. Long.

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22. John 4 Earl (Edmund3, Sara2, Jonathan1) was christened 11 Nov 1724 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England. He was the son of 20. William Earl and 21. Jane Eade. John died, and was buried 3 Dec 1815 in Binstead He married 23. Judith about 1749. 23. Judith 4 was born about 1733.





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They had 9 children: Sarah Earl, christened 23 Jan 1750 in Headley, Hampshire, England. John Earl, christened 25 Feb 1755 in Binstead. He married Anne Bunch 2 Apr 1781 in Binstead John died, and was buried 28 Oct 1838 in Alton, Hampshire, England. Jude Earl, christened 5 Jan 1757 in Binstead William Earl, christened 13 Apr 1759 in Binstead. Edmund Earl, christened 10 Apr 1761. Eli Earl, christened 18 May 1763 in Binstead. George Earl, christened 17 Mar 1765 in Binstead. Lucy Earl, christened 2 Aug 1767 in Binstead. Thomas Earl, christened 10 Jan 1772 in Binstead.

An extensive search in the surrounding parishes for the marriage of John and Judith was made to no avail. It was hoped that the marriage record could be found to determine the maiden name of Judith. The writer discovered a Sarah Earl christened 1750 in Headley Parish with parents of John and Judith Earl of Binstead. It was then thought that possibly Judith came from Headley. A search was made there and the name Judith Pacey christened 19 Apr 1723 the daughter of William and Judith Pacey was found. The year 1723 is contemporary with John Earl who was christened in 1724. Judith Pacey had a sister named Sarah. J o h n and Judith probably named their first child after this sister. The writers believe this is our Judith, but are unable to prove it. For the time being, her surname will not be entered on the family group sheet. Research to find the death of Judith has been made in the surrounding parishes It is felt that possibly John and Judith moved and lived elsewhere for a while as only two of their nine children can be traced. CHURCH OF ENGLAND CHRISTENING OHu BURIAL


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24. Edmund 3 Earl (Sara2, Jonathan1) was christened 10 Apr 1761 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England He was the son of 22. John Earl and 23. Judith. Edmund died, and was buried 23 Sep 1814 in Froyle, Hampshire, England He married 25. Hannah Rothwell 21 Oct 1792 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England 25. Hannah 3 Rothwell was christened 13 May 1770 in Froyle, Hampshire, England She was the daughter of 30, Stephen Rothwell and 31, Mary Hawkins. Hannah died, and was buried 17 Oct 1835 in Froyle, Hampshire, England They had 5 children: i, ii. iii. iv. George Earl, christened 5 Jan 1794 in Binstead. Eleanor Earl, christened 5 Jan 1794 in Binstead. Sara Earl, christened 4 Sep 1796, died 26 Aug 1847. (See Chapter 4,p71) Lucy Earl, christened 8 Apr 1798 in Froyle. William Earl, christened 25 Oct 1801 in Froyle.


Edmund died just a year after his grandson, Jonathan, was born. Except for Sara, we have been unable to trace the other children for Edmund and Hannah. It is not known if the family stayed in Froyle after Edmund died or moved elsewhere. Hannah died in Holybourne, but was buried in Froyle. It wasn't until Hannah's Probate Administrations (see page 65) was found that it gave a hint as to the whereabouts of any of her other children. It mentions the two (2) sons, but nothing about the daughters. We know that Sara was living in 1835. The administration stated that her son William was from Alton and George was of Hammersmith in Middlesex county, in the London area.

26. Sara 2 Earl (Jonathan1) was christened 4 Sep 1796 in Froyle, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of 24. Edmund Earl and 25. Hannah Rothwell Sara died 26 Aug 1847 in Bentworth, Hampshire, England, and was buried 29 Aug 1847 in Bentworth, Hampshire, England. She was not married to 27. Jonathan Birmingham. They had 1 child: 1. i. Jonathan Earl, bom 29 Jul 1813, died 11 Sep 1873, Sara married 36. Thomas Vince 3 Jun 1815 in Froyle, Hampshire, England. See chapter 4.






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Ann Rothwell, christened 14 Feb 1716 in Holybourne. Marey Rothwell, christened 12 May 1717 in Holybourne. T h o m a s Rothwell, christened 31 Mar 1720 in Holybourne. He married Olive about 1750. Lydia Rothwell, christened 21 Oct 1722 in Holybourne, John Rothwell, christened 7 Jan 1724/1725 in Holybourne. He married Sarah Evans 7 Apr 1752 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England. She was bom about 1731. John died, and was buried 23 Jul 1766 in Binstead Near Alton, Hampshire, England. Stephen Rothwell, christened 6 Apr 1726. William Rothwell, chnstened 7 Apr 1729 in Holybourne, died, and was buried 7 Apr 1729 in Holybourne. William Rothwell, christened 20 Sep 1731 in Holybourne,, died, and was buried 22 Dec 1768 in Holybourne. Martha Rothwell, christened 24 Feb 1733 in Holybourne. She married Henry Newell 11 May 1760 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England. Sarah Rothwell, christened 29 Dec 1737 in Holybourne. She married John Ellis 1 Nov 1763 in Binstead near Alton, Hampshire, England Sarah died, and was buried 22 Sep 1813 in Binstead.



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30. Stephen 4 Rothwell (Hannah3, Sara2, Jonathan1) was christened 6 Apr 1726 in Holybourne, Hampshire, England He was the son of 28, T h o m a s Rothwell and 29. Eleanor. Stephen died, and was buried 15 Feb 1795 in Froyle, Hampshire, England He married 31, Mary Hawkins 4 Apr 1752 in Froyle, Hampshire, England. 31. Mary 4 Hawkins was bom about 1730. They had 10 children:

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Leah Rothwell, christened 9 Aug 1752 in Froyle, riampshire, England. She married John Cooper 9 Jun 1772 in Froyle. Leah died, and was buried 27 Sep 1800 in Medstead, Hampshire, England, Stephen Rothwell, christened 4 Oct 1754 in Froyle. He married Maty Cooper 17 Apr 1786 in Alton, Hampshire, England Stephen died, and was buried 5 Nov 1827 in Alton. Sarah Rothwell, christened 22 Oct 1756 in Froyle, died, and was buried 24 Dec 1756 in Froyle. John Rothwell, christened 6 Nov 1757 in Froyle, died, and was buried 3 j u n 1759 in Froyle. James Rothwell, christened 11 May 1760 in Froyle. Martha Rothwell, christened 12 Jan 1762 in Froyle. She married George Uriel 21 Nov 1789 in Froyle. George died, and was buried 5 Jan 1833 in Elvethara Martha died, and was buried 14 Jun 1796 in Elvetham. William Rothwell, christened 4 Sep 1763 in Froyle. Ann Rothwell, christened 10 Nov 1765 in Froyle. H a n n a h Rothwell, christened 13 May 1770, [see chapter 2\ George Rothwell, christened 2 May 1772 in Froyle, died, and was buried 1 Mar 1777 in Froyle.




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(about 1728 - 1802)

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32. Thomas 4 Vince (George3, Thomas2, Jonathan1) was bom about 1728. Thomas died, and was buried 26 Mar 1802 in Crondall, Hampshire, England. He married 33. Ann about 1753, 33. Ann 4 was bom about 1732. Ann died, and was buried 31 Jul 1812 in Crondall, Hampshire, England. They had 6 children:



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John Vince, christened 6 Jan 1754 in Crondall. He married Sarah Baigent 29 Jun 1777 in Crondall. Sarah died, and was buried 11 Apr 1812 in Crondall. John died, and was buried 24 Jan 1831 in Crondall. Thomas Vince, christened 12 Jan 1757 in Crondall. He married (1) Elizabeth Collis 13 Oct 1781 in Crondall. Elizabeth died, and was buried 31 Mar 1797 in Crondall. Thomas married (2) Mary Harris 22 Feb 1800 in Crondall. Mary died, and was buried 20 Nov 1822 in Crondall. Thomas died, and was buried 3 Nov 1824 in Crondall. William Vince, christened 28 Jan 1759 in Crondall, died, and was buried 17 Jul 1759 in Crondall. Elizabeth Vince, christened 12 Apr 1761 in Crondall. She married James Cox 22 Jun 1783 in Crondall. Elizabeth died, and was buried 14 Apr 1797 in Crondall. George Vince, christened 16 Dec 1764. Charles Vince, christened 1 Feb 1767 in Crondall.



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34. George Vince (Thomas , Jonathan ) was christened 16 Dec 1764 in Crondall, Hampshire, England. He was the son of 32. Thomas Vince and 33. Ami. George died, and was buried 18 Oct 1837 in South Wamborough, Hampshire, England, He married 35. Sarah Johns 12 Oct 1786 in Crondall, 11 amps hire, England. 35. Sarah3 Johns was christened 5 Oct 1766 in Dogmersficld, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of 37. James Johns and Mary Brown. Sarah died, and was buried 4 Jan 1833 in South Wamborough, Hampshire, England, They had 7 children:

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George Vince, christened 1 Feb 1789 in Crondall. Ann Vince, christened 25 Dec 1790 in Crondall. Sarah Vince, christened 30 Jun 1793 in CrondalL James Vince, christened 28 Jan 1796 in Crondall. He married Lucy Real 13 Mar 1816 in Long Sutton, Hampshire, England James died, and was buried 16 Dec 1875 in Weston Patrick, Hampshire, England. Thomas Vince, bom 22 Mar 1798, died 30 Mar 1840. William Vince, christened 4 May 1800 in CrondalL George Vince, christened 17 Apr 1803 in Crondall.




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THE DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS VINCE 36. Thomas 2 Vince gonathan1) was bom 22 Mar 1798 in Crondall, Hampshire, England, and was christened 22 Apr 1798 in Crondall. He was the son of 34. George Vince and 35. Sarah Johns. Thomas died 30 Mar 1840 in Bentworth, Hampshire, England, at the age of 42, and was buried 2 Apr 1840 in Bentworth. He married 26. Sara Earl 3 Jun 1815 in Froyle, Hampshire, England.

26. Sara Earl (Jonathan) was christened 4 Sep 1796 in Froyle, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of 24, Edmund Earl and 25. Hannah Rothwell Sara died 26 Aug 1847 in Bentworth, Hampshire, England, and was buried 29 Aug 1847 in Bentworth. (see Chapter 2 p 63) They had 13 children: 1. l. Jonathan Earl, bom 29 Jul 1813, died 11 Sep 1873. George Vince, christened 18 Aug 1815 in Froyle, Hampshire, England, died, and was buried u. 20 Aug 1815 in Froyle, Hampshire, England. in. William Vince, christened 20 Oct 1816 in Bentworth, Hampshire, England. iv. Edmund Vince, christened 11 Apr 1819 in Bentworth. He married Mary Ann Costin about 1838 in Hampshire, England She was christened 21 Sep 1817 in South Wamborough, Hampshire, England. Mary died, and was buried 17 Nov 1887 in Richmond St Mary, Surrey, England. Edmund died after 1881. v. John Vince, christened 1 Apr 1821 in Bentworth. He married Sarah Goodal 31 Jan 1846 in Herriard, Hampshire, England. She was christened 23 Apr 1826 in Herriard Marey Vince, christened 10 Apr 1823 in Bentworth. vn. James Vince, christened 4 Sep 1825 in Bentworth. Henry Vince, christened 4 Nov 1827 in Bentworth, died, and was buried there 16 Jan 1848. V1U. ix. Thomas Vince, christened 16 May 1830 in Bentworth, died, and was buried there 17 Apr 1852 x. Harriet Vince, christened 29 Jul 1832 in Bentworth. XI. Steven Vince, christened 15 Feb 1835 in Bentworth. xii. Ann Vince, christened 18 Jun 1837 in Bentworth, died, and was buried 24 Sep 1857 in Bentworth. xm. Lucy Vince, bom 7 Nov 1839 in Bentworth, christened 22 Dec 1839 in Bentworth.
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Christeningfor36, Thomas Vince - Crondall Parish, microfilm 1040286

Christening for 26, Sarah Earl - Froyle Parish, microfilm 1041260




Marriage Record tor 36. Thomas Vince and 26. Sarah Earl - Froyle Parish, microfilm 1041260

Burial Record for 36. Thomas Vince - Benthworth Parish, microfilm 1596071

Burial Record Record for 26. Sarah (Earl) Vince - Benthworth Parish, microfilm 59607!



Circumstances must have been very difficult for Sarah. She gave birth to Jonathan at the age of sixteen. Her father died a year later in 1814. She married Thomas Vince in 1815, had a son who died that same year and according to the following document19 Sarah and Thomas were removed from the parish of her birth.


To the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Froyle in the County of Southampton and to the Chruch-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Bentworth in the County of Southampton aforesaid. Whereas Complaint hath been made unto Us, who Names are hereunto set, and Seals affixed, being Two of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Southampton, aforesaid (One whereof being of the Quorum) by the Church-Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of Froyle That Thomas Vince and Sarah his wife lately intruded and came into the Parish of Froyle aforesaid and are actually become chargeable to the same: We the said Justices, upon due Proof made thereof, as well upon the Examination of the said Thomas Vince upon Oath, as other Circumstances, do adjudge the same to be true, and do also adjudge the Place of the legal Settlement of the said Thomas Vince and Sarah his wife to be in the Parish of Bentworth in the County of Southampton. These are, therefore, in His Majesty's Name to require you the said Church-wardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish ofFroyle on Sight hereof, to remove and convey the said Thomas Vince, and Sarah his wife from and out of your said Parish of Froyle to the said Parish of Bentworth and them deliver unto the Church-wardens and Overseers of the Poor there, or to same or one of them, together with this our Order, or a true Copy hereof, who are hereby required to receive and provide for them according to Law. Given under our Hands and Seals, the Ninth Day of December in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifteen.


Church of England, Froyle Parish, Parish Chest 1750-1855. Microfilm 1471225


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Listing the descendants of James Johns

37. James 4 Johns (Sarah5, Thomas2, Jonathan1) was born about 1730. James died, and was buried 29 May 1789 in Dogmersfield, Hampshire, England, He married Mary Brown about 1754. 38. Mary Brown was Mary died, and was buried 15 Jan 1799 in Dogm< They had 7 children:



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Betty Johns, christened 6 Apr 1755 in Dogmersfield.She married John Cranford 19 Aug 1780 in Dogmers field Hannah Johns, christened 4 Sep 1757 in Dogmersfield. She married Richard Crop 22 Oct 1776 in Dogmersfield. George Johns, christened 25 Dec 1759 in Dogmersfield. James Johns, christened 7 Feb 1762 in Dogmersfield. Hannah Johns, christened 22 Jan 1764 in Dogmersfield. She married James Anterton 8 Dec 1783 in Dogmersfield Sarah Johns, christened 5 Oct 1766, George Johns, christened 19 Aug 1770 in Dogmersfield.




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T h e Ancestors of Jane Wright 1824 - 1913 This chapter covers five (5) generations of the Wrights and the following two chapters cover the Downing and Oredish lines. The parishes where the these families were born and lived are mostly within a five (5) mile radius as indicated in the map below. Previous research done by the Earl organization indicated the ancestry of Jane Wright was: l.Jane 2. William 3. John

The writers have extended the line as follows: l.Jane 2. William 3, John 4. William 5. John

The additional two (2) generations of Wrights will be discussed on page 78. There has been no extension of the Downing line, but Elizabeth Oredish, the wife of John Downing, has been extended two generations and will be discussed in Chapter 8. The occupations of those in the Wright line are mainly coal miners or laborers.

Rugeley is a town and parish in the Lichfield district of Staffordshire. The town stands on the river Trent, on the Grand Trunk canal. There are three corn mills, two iron foundries, and a tanyard of considerable trade and dimensions. Also in the parish are considerable collieries (coal mines).

Colton is a long, straggling village two miles north of Rugeley. It is highly cultivated parish, situated on the banks of the Trent, containing only 675 (1831) inhabitants, most of who reside in the village, and the remainder in small hamlets and scattered houses, extending to 1 Vz miles north and south of the church.





Listing the descendants of Johannis Wright

(about 1 7 1 2 - ) 39. Johannis 5 Wright (William4, John3, William2, Jane1) was bom about 1712. He married 40. Mrs. Johannis Wright about 1737. 40. Mrs. Johannis Wright was born about 1715. i. ii. iii. iv. v. They had 5 children: Thomas Wright, christened 8 Oct 1738 in Colton, Stafford, England. William Wright, christened 14 Sep 1740. Walter or Gualterus Wright, christened 10 Apr 1743 in Colton. Maria Wright, christened 28 Apr 1745 in Colton. Johannes Wright, christened 16 Jul 1749 in Colton.


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4L William 4 Wright (John5, William2, Jane1) was christened 14 Sep 1740 in Colton, Stafford, England He was the son of 39. Johannis Wright and 40. Mrs. Johannis Wright, William died, and was buried 20 Mar 1793 in Colton, Stafford, England. He married 42. Hannah or Ann Till 19 Feb 1769 in Colwich, Stafford, England. 42, Hannah or Ann4 Till was bom about 1742. Hannah died, and was buried 18 Sep 1792 in Colton. They had 4 children: 43. i. ii. iii, iv. John Wright, christened 21 Jan 1770, died 31 Aug 1842. William Wright, christened 27 Feb 1774 in Colton, died, and was buried 7 Apr 1792 in Colton, Joseph Wright, christened 23 Jun 1776 in Colton, died, and was buried 20 Jul 1776 in Colton. Joseph Wright, christened 21 Oct 1781 in Colton, died, and was buried 2 Dec 1781 in Colton.

Representatives of the Earl Family who submitted the names of John Wright (#43), his wife Sarah and their children for temple ordinances in the 1940's, listed his birth year as 1768. This year was computed by using the age (73) given in the 1841 census. Neither John's christening date nor the names of his parents were known at the time of this submission, but his children's christening dates were. A researcher in England was hired to search for a christening date for John. It is assumed that the researcher examined the Bishop's Transcripts for Colton but did not find the desired information. Searches made of microfilm of the Colton Bishop's Transcripts which became available at the Family History Library in 1965 confirmed the absence of a christening date. Christening dates were recorded for all four of John's children but nothing was found for John. After the Colton Parish Register was microfilmed in 1987 and made available at the Family History Library, Esther Fox, one of the authors of this book, was successful in locating the christening date of 21 Jan 1770 for John Wright and the names of his parents. Because the Bishop's Transcripts for the year 1770 do not begin until October, the January date was too early to be included and consequently, was missed by earlier researchers. The discovery of the documentation that lead to the addition of John's christening date and the names of his parents is a caution not to rely exclusively on Bishop's Transcripts and is evidence of the importance of consulting the original parish register. After the name of John's father was detennined the search began for a William Wright. The parishes of Colton, Colwich, Abbots Bromley, Blithfield and Rugeley were searched. Only two Williams were found and both were from Colton: # 1 William christened 1740 son of William and Hannah. # 2 William son of Thomas, The # 2 William would only have been 19 at the birth of first child. A trend was found in researching the Wright line which seemed to indicate that the men were well into their 20's when they married. Customs of this time tend to repeat given names generation after generation and this would tend to disqualify the # 2 William because his father is Thomas and the above William #41 has four sons and none of them are named Thomas.






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THE ANCESTORS OF JANE WRIGHT 1824 -1913 43. John 1 Wright (William\ Jane) was christened 21 Jan 1770 in Colton, Stafford, England. He was the son of 41. William Wright and 42. Hannah or Ann Till John died 31 Aug 1842, age 74 in Colton, and was buried 2 Sep 1842 in Colton, He married 44. Sarah Wait 26 Sep 1793 in Colwich, Stafford, England. 44. Sarah 5 Wait was bom about 1755. Sarah died at age 80, and was buried 26 Dec 1835 in Colton, They had 4 children:



William Wright, christened 2 May 1794, died 23 Nov 1873. Emanuel Wright, christened 24 Jan 1796 in Colton. He married (1) Elizabeth Oakley about 1822. She was christened 10 Jul 1803 in Abbots Bromley, Stafford, England Emanuel married (2) Ann Robson 13 Nov 1850 in Manchester, Lancaster, England. She was bom about 1799 in Derbyshire, England, Emanuel married (3) Hannah Wheat 7 Apr 1861 in Uttoxeter, Stafford, England She was christened 10 Feb 1833 in Uttoxeter, Emanuel died 17 Mar 1879 in Abbots Bromley, Stafford, England. Hannah Wright, christened 18 Jun 1797 in Colton. She married George Mars ton 2 May 1821 in Colton. He was christened 16 Jun 1794 in Leigh, Stafford, England, Mary Wright, christened 3 Dec 1798 in Colton, died, and was buried 24 Feb 1811 in Colton.




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THE ANCESTORS OF JANE WRIGHT 1824 -1913 45. William2 Wright (Jane1) was christened 2 May 1794 in Colton, Stafford, England. I Ie was the son of 43. John Wright and 44. Sarah Wait William died 23 Nov 1873 in Litchfield St Michael, Stafford, England, and was buried 27 Nov 1873 in Litchfield St Michael, Stafford, England, He married 46. Maria Downing 22 Nov 1814 in Tatenhili, 46. Maria Downing was christened 28 Sep 1788 in Wichnor, Stafford, England. She was the daughter of 47, John Downing and 48. Elizabeth Oredish. Maria died 24 Feb 1860 in Longdon, Stafford, England. They had 10 children: i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii 2. viii. ix. x, Caroline Downing, christened 26 May 1811 in Wichnor, Stafford, England. Sealed, died, and was buried 3t Jul 1811 in Barton-under-Needwood, Stafford, England, Mary Wright, christened 18 Jun 1815 in Wichnor. She married Thomas Dealdn 20 Jun 1842 in Rugeley, Stafford, Engjand. He was christened 6 Jan 1819 in Rugeley. Mary died 18 Feb 1880 in Walsall, Stafford, England John Wright, christened 12 Jan 1817 in Wichnor, died, and was buried 23 Feb 1817 in Barton-under-Needwood, Stafford, England, Joseph Wright, christened 12 Jan 1817 in Wichnor,. He married Sarah Dixon 21 Oct 1839 in Abbots Bromley, Stafford, England. She was christened 16 May 1819 in Abbots Bromley, William Wright, christened 6 Dec 1818 in Blithfield, Stafford, England. He married Sarah Brown 7 Apr 1845 in Rugeley, Stafford, England. She was born 1817 in Armitage, Stafford, England, Charles Wright, christened 17 Dec 1820 in Colton, Stafford, England. He married Sarah Sutton 2 Oct 1844 in Rugeley, Stafford, England. She was christened 6 Feb 1825 in Colton. Charles died 4 Mar 1866 in Armitage, Stafford, England, Thomas Wright, christened 22 Sep 18212 in Colton He married Elizabeth Bradbury 18 Sep 1841 in Longdon, Stafford, England She was christened 23 May 1819 in Colton, Stafford, England. Thomas died 15 Jun 1902 in Litchfield St Michael, Stafford, England Jane Wright, bom 6 Jan 1824, died 20 Oct 1913. See Chapter 1 Frances Wright, christened 24 Apr 1825 in Colton. She married James Peach 5 Apr 1847 in Rugeley, Stafford, England. James Wright, christened 17 Feb 1832 in Rugeley, Stafford, England.
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The Earl organization research papers, that were in the possession of Florence Butler, had a William Wright age 80, dying in Litchfield in 1873. Evidently the family did not feel it was our William Wright as they did not record it. Upon further study the authors feel that it is our William. A search in the 1871 Census of Litchfield found a William Wright, widower, age 74, inmate in the Union Workhouse, agricultural laborer, born in Colton, Staffordshire. The implied birth date of 1797 (age 74 in 1871) differs with the christening date 1794 by three years; but the birthplace of Colton and the fact that William is a widower is positive information to substantiate the relationship. Our William b o m 1794 was the only William born there for a twenty year span. It is believed that the William in the 1871 census is the same William that died in 1873. The 1873 death certificate was ordered from England and can be seen on the following page. It gives Williams's age as 80, Irving in the Union Work House. Using the christening date and death date, William's age computes to 79 years 6 months and 21 days at death. Listed below are brief descriptions and dates of letters sent to Jane Wright Earl by relatives that were found in the possession of Florence G. Ruder. It is not known at this writing where the actual letters are. A A A A letter dated 22 Jun 1875 from Mary Deakins, Bloxwich and begins "Dear Sister". letter dated 8 Aug 1875 from Fanny, Bloswich and begins "Dear Aunt", letter dated 5 Dec 1881 from Joseph and Sarah Wright, 27 Elmore St., Rugeley. "Dear Sister" letter dated 30 Jul 1891 from Joseph and Sarah Wright, 46 Bow Street, Rugeley, "Dear Sister"





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47. John 3 Downing (Maria2, Jane1) was bom about 1742. John died, and was buried 1 Dec 1816 in Barton-under-NeoIwood, Stafford, England He married 48. Elizabeth Oredish 8 Oct 1769 in Tatenhill, Stafford, England. 48. Elizabeth Oredish was christened 15 Jul 1744 in Alrewas, Stafford, England. She was the daughter of 51. John Oredish and 52. Anne Johnson. Elizabeth died, and was buried 5 May 1813 in Barton-under-Needwood, Stafford, England. They had 9 children: i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. 46. ix. Hannah Downing, christened 10 May 1772 in Wichnor, Stafford, England, died, and was buried 19 Aug 1779 in Wichnor. John Downing, christened 11 Sep 1774 in Wichnor. Ann Downing, born about 1775 in Wichnor, died, and was buried 19 Aug 1779 in Wichnor. Sarah Downing, christened 27 Jul 1777 in Wichnor, died, and was buried 2 Sep 1779 in Wichnor. Mathew Downing, christened 3 Oct 1779 in Wichnor, died, and was buried 14 Mar 1782 in Barton-under-Needwood, Stafford, England, Elizabeth Downing, christened 29 Jul 1781 in Wichnor. Mathew Downing, christened 20 Jul 1783 in Wichnor. He married Mary Slator 30 Sep 1805 in Barton-under-Needwood, Stafford, England. Mathew died, and was buried 24 Apr 1857 in Barton-under-Needwood. Robert Downing, christened 11 Dec 1785 in Wichnor, died, and was buried 5 Aug 1791 in Barton-under-Needwood,, Maria Downing, christened 28 Sep 1788, died 24 Feb 1860.

O n the burial record for John on the following page, note that the surname is Downhill, not Downing. We believe this is our John Downing because: [1] On the christening record of his first child he is listed as John Downel. [2] When his wife Elizabeth died in 1813, she is not listed as a widow, so it is assumed her husband is still alive. [3] His daughter Maria (wife of William Wright) is having children christened in Wichnor up to Jan 1817, 40 days after the death of her father John. Maria and William Wright then move and the next child is christened in Blythfield in 1818. Maria probably moved after her father's death.






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The Oredish surname has been spelled many ways and has caused some confusion. The various spellings include Ordidge, Ordige, Oredish, Iredish, Overdige, Overdish. The stem Ore may be a form of the poetic form for Over (<0*re, Ore). Family History Library professionals are of the opinion that it is all the same name. A marriage license for John Ordidge was found (see page 89) but when John was married the name entered in the parish register was Trondish. Conversations with individuals from England indicate there are many dialects and the Curate recording the information just wrote what he heard. 49. William5 Oredish (John4, Elisabeth3, Maria2, Jane1) was bom about 1697. William died, and was buried 30 Dec 1772 in Alrewas, Stafford, England. He married 50. Elizabeth Smith 18 Mar 1719/20 in Edingale, Stafford, England. 50. Elizabeth 5 Smith was bom about 1692. Elizabeth died, and was buried 18 Jan 1767 in Alrewas, Stafford, England. They had 3 children: 51. i. John Oredish, christened 4 Dec 1720. ii. Thomas Oredish, christened 24 Mar 1723 in Alrewas, Stafford, England, iii. Mary Oredish, christened 4 Apr 1725 in Alrewas, Stafford, England.



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APPENDIX S E X PRODUCTION phis is a transcript of a National Public Radio Weekend Edition broadcast, Pulse of the Planet I taped. I did not make note of the date but it was probably around 1996. Jim Metzer was telling about a visit to Bursa, Turkey, which is southwest of Istanbul where he watched the centuries-old art of silk production in action. I doubt that Jane Earl used the equipment as described in this broadcast which meant she had to do the work by hand Learning what was involved with silk production, the large volume of Mulberry leaves needed, the timing and difficulties of extracting the delicate filaments gave me an appreciation for the challenge Jane and her family faced when they attempted to raise silkworms for profit - Florence G. Buder] The most magical thing was seeing how the cocoons themselves were unraveled. Let's start with the worms themselves. Wanna hear some? You can hear if you listen very carefully those silk worms chomping away on their favorite food: Mulberry leaves. It sounds like a waterfall. First of all, they chow down on a lot of mulberry leaves. This is not just the casual leaf or two. When the worms are bom they are hatched out of eggs. A silk worm moth lays 300-400 eggs. They'll hatch in about 10 to 13 days, and they hatch into these little tick size things - - the size of a pinhead. They'll grow, believe it or not, 10,000 times their mass so roughly from the size of a pinhead to the size of a man's fore finger. That is a lot of mulberry leaves. In bulk, basically 30,000 worms would chow down on one ton of Mulberry leaves that would ultimately produce about 140 pounds of cocoons and that would yield 12 pounds of raw silk. Just to give a sense of some of the numbers involved. Coming back to the process. They are given a place to spin their cocoon. This takes 3 or 4 days. Then they kill the chrysalis bug inside by heat or by drowning them. You have to do that because if you don't, the moth will hatch out and essentially break a hole in the cocoon which wiH cause the strand of silk to be in pieces.. What you want is one continuous strand of silk. How long are the strands? That's the amazing thing, there can be up to 1,000 yards of silk in one little cocoon. It's hard to believe. How do you unwind a cocoon? That's the step that is absolute magic. In the center of the courtyard, there is an old piece of equipment This apparatus - half of it is a large container like a large pot with a container underneath the pot for a wood fire to be built in. Water is put in the pot and warmed up from underneath until it is boiling. Into that pot of water, they tossed a number of cocoons, already dead in this particular case. Then in the middle of the apparatus, there is like a little scaffold above the pot of water. It's like a pulley. On the other side of die apparatus is a take-up reel. Basically, as they are boiling the water, they take a whisk broom and start to swish around the cocoon so you can actually hear the sound. As they do that, filaments start to appear out of the silk. The worker is actually tweaking or teasing and trying to find the end of each filament of the silk on each cocoon. As he gets them, he'll take them several at a time, three or four and twist them together like a composite thread. They are so fine you can hardly even see them. Then they are put through a little metal hoop and threaded up over the pulley onto a take-up reel. As he does this, he then starts to move the take-up reel with a Htde treadle pump that he's got on his foot He's on one side of this apparatus doing everything. While all this is going on you hear a squeaky sound. The silk is being unwound from the cocoon and soon you start to see the cocoons dangling and dancing above the surface of the water each on its own little filament so fine that you can't see it It looks like they are floating there by levitation. Soon they'll start to become translucent because in fact, they are becoming unraveled and you start to see that inside each cocoon is this little brown chrysalis that is neither moth nor worm but at that interim stage. Eventually youll see they're just floating in the pot No more cocoons except these translucent shells and then the chrysalis is floating around and on the other side there is a skein of silk wound up around the take up reel. In fact, this very old process, basically the concept of unreeling the silk hasn't changed. In France, England, Turkey - - it's the same process but it is still basically taking a cocoon and unraveling it whether it's by hand or accompanied by a machine.


Automated Archives, Inc., Salt L a h Gty Cemetery Records, Genealogical Research Systems. CD 168 Box Elder County, Marriage Licenses 1889-1966..Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilm 0480311, 480312 Church of England. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, . Abbots Bromley Parish Bisbep's Transcripts, 1668 - 1859. Microfilm 435758 . Ahtvas Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1876. Microfilm 417164, 437035, 468697 and 1040819 .. Ahon Parish Registers, 1615-1901. Microfilm 1041296,1040297 , Archdeaconry. Court, Probate records, 1501-1857. Microfilm 186949,186997,187013 and 1597377 .. Barton-under-Needmod Cha^ery and Bishop's Transcripts, 1660-1869. Microfilm 426483 and 1537954 , Bentworth Parish Bishop's Transcripts, 1780-1866. Microfilm 1596071 .. Binstead Near Alton Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts, 1780-1887. Microfilm 1041227 and 1596071 .. BEthfieldParish Regster, 1538-1876. Microfilm 1040829 .. Colton Parish Register and Bishop's Transcripts, 1660-1857. Microfilm 1470940, 417186 & 426528 .. Coiwich Parish Bishop's Transcripts, 1659-1871. Microfilm 0417187 .. Crondall Parish Register and Transcripts, 1569-1889. Microfilm 1040286,1040287, and 1041499 Diocese of Winchester, Consistory Com* Admin. Microfilm 1565869 . Dogmersfield Parish Repster, 1675-1912. Microfiche 6343413 . Edingale Parish Bishop's Transcripts. 1669-1870. Microfilm 0417191 . Eltvtham Bishop Transcripts, 1780-1872. Microfilm 1596094 . Frqyk Parish Register, 1653*1876. Microfilm 1041260 and 1471225 . Hautky-Mauditt Parish Repster. Microfilm 1041295 . Headley Parish Register, 1539-1889. Microfilm 991755 . Holybourne Parish Register, 1690-1876. Microfilm 1041207 . Kingsley Parish Register - 1568-1877. Microfilm 1041211 . Litchfield St. Michael Parish Register, 1574-1921. Microfilm 1068986 . lj>ng Sutton Bishop's Transcripts, 1780-1871. Microfilm 1596208 . Longdon Parish Bishops Transcripts, 1663-1869. Microfilm 435795 . Mavesyn-Ridware BishopsTranscripts, 1663-1867. Microfilm 421573 . Mtdsiead Parish Register 1560-1876. Microfilm 1041212 . Richmond St. Mary Parish Register, 1873-1898. Microfilm 994428 . Rogate Parish Register, 1558 1876. Microfilm 918260 . Rugiey Parish Register, 1569-1876. Microfilm 1040785 and 1040736 , South Wamborough Bishop's Transcripts, 1780-1'883. Microfilm 1596364 . TatenhillParish Bishop's Transcripts, 1660-1868. Microfilm 421603 and 435868 . Uttoxeter Parish Renter, 1595-1903. Microfilm 1526194 . Weston-Patrick Parish Renters, 1754-1878. Microfilm 1041365 . Wichnor Chapetry Regster and Bishop's Transcripts, 1660-1836. Microfilm 421620, 497354 and 1040891 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah . Box Elder County, Utah Cemetery recoras. 979.242 V3c . Cemetery Records ofBrigham Gty and Perry, Box Elder County, Utah . 979.242 V3b . Cemetery Recoras & Index of Utah. Microfilm 874342, 874344 . Journal of Captain James W. Bay, Church Historians Archives. Msd 2775 . Tenth Ward Records - Salt Lake Gty. Microfilm 26642 . Tenth Ward, Liberty Stake, Archives Manuscript History and Historical reports. LR 9051 2, unp Jenson, Andrew, Encyclopedic History ofthe Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-Day Saints, 1941 Knudson, Juanita L.. Farmington Cemetery. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilm 924623 Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary ofEngland 1845. S. Lewis and Co., Finsbury Place South. Ogden City Cemetery. Ogden, Weber County, Utah, city cemetery recoras Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.. Microfilm 824235 Piercy, Frederick, RoutefromLiverpool to Great Salt L a h Valley, 1855, Emigration Appendix Polk, R. L. Company Salt L a h Gty Directories, 979.225 E4p, 1896,1897,1905,1908 Pratt, David H. and Paul F Smart Life on Board A Mormon Emigrant Ship. Salt Lake City (Utah), Office of Vital Statistics. Death Records of Salt L a h Gty ,Utah 1848- Sept. 1950. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilm 26553, 26356, 36557, 26561, 26563, and 26566 Salt Lake County (Utah) County clerk. Marriage eRecords 1887- 1965. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilm 429055 and 429058 United States of America, Territory of Utah, Probate Courtfor Great Salt L a h County. Utah State Archives Microfilm 147232 Utah District Court, Probate records, 1852-1910. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Microfilm 425682 White, William. History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Staffordshire, 1834. Willson, John Marius. The Imperial Gazetteer tf England and Wales. A Fullerton & Co.


(No Surname) Ann [abt 1712-] 56 Ann [abt 1732-18121 68,69 Eleanor [abt 1695-1759] 66,67 Judith [abt 1733-] ,. 62,63 Olive [abt 1725 ] 66 Sarah 54 Anterton Hannah [1764- ] 74 James 74 Ashman May Elizabeth [1873-1954] 2,49 Baddley Rachel [1862-1938] ., 2,37 Baigent Sarah [abt 1756-1812] . . 68 Baker Ann [1696- ] John [abt 1690- ] Barnard Ann [1654-] John Frances [abt 1704- ] .. . . Beal
69 Lucy [1795- ] Birmingham Jonathan 63, 71 Bradbury Elizabeth [1819-1894] . . 82 Bright Benjamin [1850-1927] 1,31 Josephine Wright [18551920] 1,31 Brown Mary [abt 1730- ] . . . 69, 74 Sarah [1817-] 82 Bunch Anne [1754-] 62 Christensen Eleanor Marie [1886] 2,40 Collis Elizabeth labt 1760-1797] 68 Cooper John [abt 1747-] 7 Leah [1752-] 67 Mary [abt 1760-] 67 Costin Mary Ann [1817-1887] . 71

56 56 54 54

Elizabeth [1761-1797] . . James [1761- ] Cranford Betty [1755- ] John . . 74 Crop Hannah [1758- ] 74 Richard 74

Davies Alice Wright [1867-1941] 2,42 Thomas James [1866-1947] 2, 42 Davis Rhoda [1872-1904] 2.45 Deakin 82 Mary [1815-1880] 82 Thomas [1819- J Dixon Sarah [1819-aft 1881] .. Downing Ann [abt 1775-1779] . . . Caroline [1811-1811] . . . 82 Elizabeth [1744-1813] . . 82 84 Elizabeth [1781-] Hannah [1772-1779] . . . John [1774-] John [abt 1742-1816] 82 Maria [1788-1860] 1,82,84 Mary 84 Mathew [1779-1782] . . . 84 Mathew [1783-1857] 84 Robert [1785-1791] 84 Sarah [1777-1779] . 84 Duner Ann [abt 1672-1641] 56,59 Eade Jane [abt 1700-1769] 59,62 Earl Adam Wright [1872-1932] 2, 49 Agnes [1858-1946] . . . 2,36 Agnes Kate [1879-1957]2, 45 Alfred Wright [1859-1923] 2, 36 Alice Wright [1867-1941] 2, 42 Andy Wright [1870-1938] 2, 45 Ann 56 54 Ann 1654 56 Ann 1696 Ann abt 1672-1741] 56,59 56 [abt 171259 Ann [abt 1732Anne [1754-] 62 Annie Sophia [1860-1919] 2,40 Anny [1733-] 59 Edmund 1694-1748] . . 56 Edmund 1728-1730] .. 59 Edmund [1761-1814] 62,63,71 Edmund [abt 1668-1721] 54,56,59 Edward [1735-1735] \ . .* 59 Edward [1736-1815] , . . 5 9 Edwin Wright [1857-1915] 2, 32 Eleanor [1794-] 63 Eleanor Marie [1886-] 2,40
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i [1763] ........62 Elizabeth [1738-] 59 Frances [abt 1704- ] 56 Frank Wright [1865-1926J2, 40 62 1765( . eorge George [1794- ] 63 George Wright [1853-1926] 1,29 Hannah [1770-1835] ..63,71 Harriet Wright [1863-1906] 2,39 Harry Wright [1863-1911J2* 37 Jane 59 Jane [1731-] 59 Jane [abt 1700-1769] ..59,62 Jenet Elizabeth [1854-1896] Jesse Wright [1861-1869] 2, 36 John [1625-1690] . , . , . 5 4 , 5 6 John [1698/994765] 56 John [1724-1815] , . 59, 62, 63 John [1755-1838] 62 John [abt 1658-1700] 54 John Wright [1847-1849] 1,26 Jonathan [1813-1873] 1,20,63,71 Joseph Wright [1850-1906] 1, 27 Josephine Wright [1855-1920]
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Jude [1757-] 62 Judith [abt 1733-] . . . . 6 2 , 6 3 Lillie Selina [1859-1929] 2,32 Lucy [1767- ] 62 Lucy [1798-] 63 Mary . , . . 54 Mary [1701- ] 56 Mary [abt 1726-1775] . . , . 5 9 Mary Ann [1867-1940] .1,27 Mary Elizabeth [1856-1931] 1 29 MayEHzabeth [1873-1954]' 2 49 Mrs. John 54, 56 Rachel [1862-1938] 2,37 Rhoda [1872-1904] 2,45 Sara [1796-1847] . . . 1 , 6 3 , 7 1 Sarah 54 Sarah [1750-] Sarah Amanda [18652,40 Susannah [abt 1662- ] .. -1 56 Thomas Thomas 1730-1790] 59 Thomas [1772-] , . . . , , . . 62 54 Thomas [abtl652-] William [1722- ] 59 William [1759-] 62 William [1801-] ..63 William [abt 1658-] 54 William [abt 1692-1769] . 56,59,62
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INDEX OF NAMES Edmonds Lillie Sehna [1859-1929]2,32 Ettas John 66 Sarah [1737-1813] 66 Evans Sarah [abt 1731-] 66 Gaundett Mary [1701-] .. Richard Goodal Sarah [1826- ] 71 Greenwood Jane [1731-] 59 John [abt 1727-} 59 Harris Mary [abt 1768-1822] .. 68 Harrison Mary Elizabeth [1856-1931] 1, 29 Harvey Agnes [1858-1946] . . . 2,36 Hawkins Mary [abt 1743-] . . . 63,67 Johns Betty [1755-] 74 George [1759-] George [1770-] .. 74 Hannah [1758- ] 74 Hannah [1764-] James [1762- ] . James [abt 1730-1789] 69, 74 Maty [abt 1730-1799] . . 69 Sarah [1766-1833] 69,71,74 Johnson Anne [abt 1721-] . . . 84,88 Annie Sophia [1860-1919] 2, 40 Knight Anny [1733] 59 John 59 Linney Jane 59 Lunn Harriet Wright [1863-1906] 2, 39 John William [1855-1935] 2 Marston George [1794- ] Hannah [1797-] 80 McCombe Agnes Kate [1879-1957, 45 Newell Henry 66 Martha [1733-] . Oakley Elizabeth [1803-] Olson Sarah Amanda [1865-1908] 2 40 Oredish Ann [1753- ] Anne [abt 1721-1767] 84, Elizabeth 11744-1813] 82,84,88 Elizabeth [abt 1692-1767] 86 Hannah (1746] John 1720-1762] 84,86, John 1750-] 88 Joseph [1757-] 86 Mary [1725-] . 88 Mary [1748] ., 88 Sarah [1755-] .. Thomas [1723-] 88 Thomas [1752-] William 1759-] William abt 1697-1772] 86, 88
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Hannah/Ann [abt 1742-1792 ] 78, 80 Uffel George [1749- ] 67 Martha [1762-] 7 Vince Ann [1790-] ..,.69 Ann [1837-1857] 71 Ann [abt 1732-1812] ..68,69 Charles [1767- ] 68 Edmund [1819-aft 1881] . . 71 Elizabeth [1761-1797] , . . . 6 8 Elizabeth [abt 1760-1797] .68 George [1764-1837] 68, 69, 71 George [1789-] 69 George [1803- ] , 69 George [1815-1815] 71 Harriet [1832] 71 Henry [1827-1848] 71 James [1796-] ....69 James [1825- ] ...71 John [1754-] 68 John [1821- . . 71 Lucy [1795-] 69 Lucy [1839-] 71 Marey [1823-] 71 Mary [abt 1768- ] .68 Mary Ann [1817-1887] . . . 7 1 Sara' [1796-1847] . . . 1 , 6 3 , 7 1 Sarah [1766-1833] , . . . 6 9 , 7 1 Sarah 179371 Sarah [1826-] Sarah [abt 1756- ] Steven [1835-] 71 Thomas [1757-1824] Thomas [1798-1840] 1, 63, 69, 71 Thomas [1830-1852] 71 Thomas [abt 1728-1802]68, 69 William 1759-1 William f 800-1 T 69 William Wait Sarah [abt 1755-) 80, 82 Westbrooke Ann [abt 1732- ] 59 Wheat Hannah [1833-) 80 Wrieht Ann [abt 1799-] 80 Charles [1820-1866] 82 Elizabeth [1803-bet 1850] . 80 Elizabeth [1819-1894] 82 Emanuel [1796-1879] . . . . 8 0 Frances [1825-] ..80 Hannah [1797- ] . . 80 Hannah [1833Hannah or Ann (Till) [abt 1742] ...78,80 James [1832- ] ., 82 Jane [1824-1913) . . . 1 , 2 0 . 8 2
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Mary Ann [1867-1940] 1,27 Jenet Elizabeth [1854-1896] 1,27 Robson Ann [abt 1799- ] 80 Rothwell Ann [1716-} 66 Ann [1765-] 67 Eleanor [abt 1695-1759] 67 George [1772-] 67 Hannah [1770-1835] 63, 67, 71 James [1760- ] 67 John [1724/25-1766] . . . 66 John [1757- ] 67 Leah [1752-] 67 Lydia [1722-] 66 Marey [1717-] 66 Martha [1733-] 67 Martha [1762Mary [abt 1743-] . . . 63,67 Mary [abt 1760- ] Olive [abt 1725-] Sarah 1737-1813] . . . . . 67 Sarah 1756-] 66 Sarah [abt 1731- ] 63,66,67 Stephen 67 Stephen 1754Thomas 1720. . . . . 66 Thomas [abt 1691-1754 ] 66,67 [1729-1729] . . . 66 [1731-1768] . . . 66 William [1763-] 67 Searle 54 Mary Robert Slator Mary 84 Smith Elizabeth [abt 1692- ] 86, 88 Spier or Spurrier Marv (abt 1726- ] 59 William [abt 1723-] 59




Johannes [1749- ] 77 Johannis [abt 1712] 77, John [1770-1842] 78,80, John [1817-1817] 82 Joseph [1776-1776] . . . , 78 Joseph [1781-1781] 78 Joseph [1817-aftl891] . 82 Maria [1745- ] 77 Maria [1788-1860] . . . 1, Mary [1798-1811] Mary [1815-1880] 82 Mrs. Johannis [abt 1715- ] 77,78 Sarah [1817- ] 82 Sarah [1819-aft 1881] .. 82 Sarah 1825-] 82 Sarah abt 1755-1835] 80,82 Thomas [1738-] 77 Thomas [1822-1902] . . . 82 Walter or Gualterus [1743- ] 77 William [1740-1793] 77, 78, William [1774-1792] . . . William [1794-1873]!, 80, 82 William [1818-] 82