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Information about your Mormon Pioneers, family history and genealogy.

Esshom, Frank; Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah; Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company; Published 1913; Salt Lake City, Utah.

Valentine, August

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Mormon Pioneer of 1853.

(son of Wallantine Wallantinson and Engel Margret Kofod). Born August 27, 1837, married Bornholm, Denmark. Came to Utah September 30, 1853. John Forsgren company.

Married:Mary Huston in April, 1861, Brigham City (daughter of John and Christina Huston of Iowa; latter came to Utah). She was born July, 1842.
Their children:
  1. August, Jr. born 1862, married Fatinna Knudson;
  2. Mary Ellen, died aged 16;
  3. Carlos Holmes;
  4. Bernice, married Hans Jensen; married Ambrose Jensen;
  5. Clara, married William Jensen;
  6. Christopher Columbus, married Lovina Petersen;
  7. Argenta, married C. Wixum;
  8. Winnie, married Lee Hoist.

Family home Brigham City.

Married:Sophy C. Hansen Egesen 1885, Salt Lake City (daughter of R. Hansen Egesen and Anna Christensen of Copenhagen, Denmark), who was born 1863.
Their children:
  1. Leon Augustus born January 1888, married Hannah Pett;
  2. Florence Elizabeth born September 1893;
  3. Harland Alexander born January 1895;
  4. Holger Alonzo born April, 1899. Mildred Isabella born 1903.

Seventy; missionary to Denmark 1883-85; bishop. Stockraiser.

Warning

His Utah death certificate shows his mothers name as “Marie Angel Koford” while Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah shows her name as “Engel Margret Kofod”

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Van Buren, Andrew Cheney

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Mormon Pioneer of 1853.

(son of Cheney Garrett Van Buren and Lucy Phillips, of Garden Grove, Iowa). Born February 9, 1840, in Missouri. Came to Utah 1853, James Snow company.

Married:Lovina Emeline Cox December 1, 1866, Salt Lake City (daughter of Frederick Walter Cox and Cordelia Calista Morley, of Oswego county, New York, pioneers October 4, 1852).
Their children:
  1. Laurett born October 25, 1867, married Thomas Fullmer;
  2. Arthur A. born November 13, 1869, married Ida Taylor;
  3. Vernoa born October 30, 1872, died December 28, 1885;
  4. Chester G. born March 15, 1875;
  5. Kate Leone born December 6, 1880, married Charles Killion;
  6. Frederick born September 26, 1883, married Celia Pendleton;
  7. Clyde Vernon born February 13, 1886, married Ila Mangum.

Family home Orangeville, Utah.

Member of city council Manti eight years; president of Orangeville town board six years. Farmer.

Warning

His gravestone shows a spouse named “Olvina E. O. Van Buren” but doesn’t show “Lovina Emeline Cox”.

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Vance, John

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Mormon Pioneer of 1847.

(son of James Vance, born September 30, 1761, and Margaret Reno, both of Tennessee). He was born November 8, 1794, in Tennessee. Came to Utah October 2, 1847, Jedediah M. Grant company.

Married:Sarah Perkins February 10, 1817, Jackson (now Putnam) county, Tennessee. (daughter of Ute Perkins and Sarah Gant of Tennessee), who was born January 11, 1801.
Their children:
  1. Isaac Y.;
  2. Margaret, married John Lawson;
  3. William P., married Ann Hidson; married Hannah Richardson;
  4. Nancy Ann, married William Wordsworth;
  5. James;
  6. three boys died childhood;
  7. John, Jr., married Miss Bunting.
Married:Elizabeth Campbell March 7, 1837, McDonough county, Illinois. (daughter of Ezekiel and Jane Campbell of McDonough county, former a pioneer October 2, 1847, Jedediah M. Grant company). She was born January 25, 1800.
Their children:
  1. Martha Jane born September 25, 1839, married William H. Kimball;
  2. Mary Elizabeth born November 2, 1844, married John Thornton Gilmer;
  3. Lehi Moroni, died child.

Family home Salt Lake City.

Bishop at Winter Quarters. Assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah. Counselor to Bishop Perkins of 7th ward, Salt Lake City; high councilor; visiting teacher of 7th ward. School commissioner and justice of peace. Farmer. Died January 24, 1882.

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Vance, William P.

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Mormon Pioneer of 1847.

(son of John Vance and Sarah Perkins). Born October 20, 1822, Jackson (now Putnam) county, Tennessee. Came to Utah July 22, 1847, Brigham Young company.

Married:Ann Hidson March 10, 1865, who was born March 18, 1837, and came to Utah October 16, 1863, Rosel Hyde company. Died January 28, 1900.
Married:Hannah Richardson October 19, 1874, who was born June 21, 1855, and came to Utah October 16, 1863, Rosel Hyde company.
Their children:
  1. Sarah Mahala;
  2. Joseph Amos;
  3. William Abner;
  4. John Moroni;
  5. Ann Elizabeth;
  6. Lenora, died;
  7. Agnes Minerva.

Missionary in the east. Judge of Summit county.

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Van Cott, John

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Mormon Pioneer of 1847.

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(son of Losee Van Cott and Lovina Pratt of Canaan, Columbia county, New York). Born September 7, 1814, Canaan. Came to Utah September 25, 1847.

Married:Lucy L. Sackett September 15, 1835, in New York (daughter of Calvin P. Sackett and Hannah Douglas of New York), who was born July 17, 1815.
Their children:
  1. Martha born February 29, 1838 (died March, 1908); married William Price;
  2. Lucy born December 16, 1839, died September 9, 1843;
  3. John Jr. born January 16, 1842, died November 16, 1843;
  4. Mary born February 2, 1844 (died January 5, 1884), married Brigham Young;
  5. Losee born August 23, 1847, died March 18, 1851;
  6. Fannie born April 18, 1850, married A. F. McDonald;
  7. Byron born March 2, 1852, died November 19, 1853.
Married:Jemima Morris May 2, 1849, Salt Lake City.
Their child:
  1. Morris born March 14, 1851, died March 16, 1851.
Married:Caroline Pratt February 2, 1857, Salt Lake City (daughter of Anson Pratt and Sarah Barber).
Their children:
  1. Viola, married Joseph Madson;
  2. Oscar M., married Ida Quayle;
  3. Marlon, married Sarah Gabbott;
  4. Edith, married Ezra T. Palmer;
  5. Harold, married Ella Sheets;
  6. Lavina, married Mr. White;
  7. Orson, died child;
  8. Anson, died child.

Family home Salt Lake City.

Married:Laura Lund February 2, 1857, Salt Lake City (daughter of Lars Peter Lund and Magdalene Olsen of Copenhagen, Denmark, pioneers 1856). She was born February 27, 1843.
Their children:
  1. Agnes Lund born May 9, 1858, died January 16, 1859;
  2. Waldemar born December 11, 1859, married Ella Quayle;
  3. Frank Victor born August 7, 1863, married Annie Mary Anderson;
  4. Lucy May;
  5. Roy born January 12, 1873, died 1877;
  6. Ernest born December 18, 1875, married May Siddoway.

Family home Salt Lake City.

Married:Lena Erickson November 22, 1862, Salt Lake City (daughter of Eric Erickson of Sweden, pioneer 1862). She was born July 17, 1833.
Their children:
  1. Selma born November 12, 1863, married William W. Taylor;
  2. Nephi born February 25, 1865, died 1865;
  3. Albert born December 25, 1868, married Margaret South;
  4. Enoch born January 7, 1873, married Clara Bailey;
  5. Olivia born April 27, 1875, married Thomas Davis.

Family home Salt Lake City.

Missionary to England 1852-53; president Scandinavia, mission 1853-56, also 1859-62; one of the presidents of seventies. Member of house of representatives 1864-65; street supervisor. Farmer. Died February 18, 1883, Salt Lake City.

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Van Cott, Frank Victor

(son of John Van Cott and Laura Lund). Born August 7, 1863, Salt Lake City.

Married:Annie Mary Anderson February 8, 1905, Salt Lake City (daughter of Ole Anderson and Minnie Neilsen of Pleasant Grove, Utah; came to Utah June 29, 1884). She was born November 12, 1882.
Their children:
  1. Frank Anderson born February 20, 1906;
  2. Helen May born April 18, 1908;
  3. John Waldemar born June 24, 1911;
  4. Byron Le Roy born July 1, 1913.

Ward teacher; missionary to Samoan Islands 1891-94.

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Van Dyke, William

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Mormon Pioneer of 1849.

(son of Nicholas Van Dyke and Lydia Okie of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Born December 11, 1830, Philadelphia. Came to Utah, spring of 1849.

Married:Charlotte Pixton March 6, 1857, Salt Lake City (daughter of Robert Pixton and Elizabeth Cooper of Taylorsville, Utah, pioneers 1849). She was born February 8, 1840.
Their children:
  1. William David born March 2, 1858, married Martha Ellen Evans;
  2. Robert Pixton born February 26, 1860, married Eliza Wareing;
  3. Charlotte E. born March 23, 1862, married Paul F. Shaeffer;
  4. McGaw born November 12, 1864, married Louisa Howell;
  5. Don Carlos born January 16, 1866, married Kate Underwood;
  6. Lydia born November 5, 1868, married Chase L. Ashton;
  7. Eugenia born March 15, 1870, married Ernest Parish;
  8. Louis B. born November 17, 1872, married Sophia Beck;
  9. Maude born November 15, 1875, married William G. Sadler;
  10. Alfred O. born April 18, 1879, married Vera Hardy.

Family resided Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Member of seventy. One of the founders of Lehi and Plain City, Utah. Produce merchant. Died January 18, 1901.

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Van Dyke, William David

(son of William Van Dyke and Charlotte Pixton). Born March 2, 1858, Lehi, Utah.

Married:Martha Ellen Evans September 26, 1878, Salt Lake City (daughter of George Evans and Sarah Twigg of Wales), who was born July 14, 1859.
Their children:
  1. William David Jr. born August 17, 1879, married Leila V. Bingham;
  2. Robert W. born September 26, 1881, died October 25, 1884;
  3. Lawrence A. born January 11, 1886, married Alice Dinsdale;
  4. Elles N. born September 20, 1887, married Ella Jorgensen;
  5. Leslie H. born January 12, 1891;
  6. Verna born April 8, 1893.

Family home Ogden, Utah.

Missionary to eastern states 1902 and 1904. High councilor in North Weber stake. For twenty-three years was in service of Southern Pacific Railway company, and is now in the employ of John Scowcroft & Sons Company, at Ogden.

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Van Dyke, William David, Jr.

(son of William David Van Dyke and Martha Ellen Evans). Born August 17, 1879, Ogden, Utah.

Married:Leila V. Bingham September 26, 1900, Salt Lake City (daughter of Willard Bingham, Jr., and Cyntha Shurtliff of Ogden, both born in Utah). She was born February 19, 1881, and died January 6, 1906.
Their children:
  1. Derrah B. born May 25, 1901;
  2. Arleen born October 2, 1902, died November 24, 1902.
Married:Julia D. Anderson June 27, 1912.

Family home Ogden, Utah.

Missionary to northern states 1907-09; member high council of North Weber stake; ordained bishop of Ogden 3d ward January 1, 1911. Deputy county clerk of Weber county 1905-07; auditor of Ogden city 1912-1913.

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Van Fleet, Elias

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Mormon Pioneer of 1848.

(son of Lanson Van Fleet and Sylva Chase of Sparta, Livingston county, New York). Born 1839 in Livingston county. Came to Utah October, 1848, Brigham Young company.

Married:Lucy Adams May 10, 1860, Centerville, Utah (daughter of James Adams and Betsy Levitt of Lee county, Illinois, pioneers 1850, James Allred company). She was born February 4, 1839.
Their children:
  1. Mary Alice, married Hart Udy;
  2. Elias Judson;
  3. Rosebell, married Lemuel Rogles;
  4. Sylvia, married C. H. Bourne;
  5. Zina, married R. H. Peck;
  6. Jessie;
  7. Horace, married Eva Louise Soul;
  8. Lucy.

Family home Farmington, Utah.

Senior president 74th quorum seventies; missionary to “Dixie” 1870-71. Deputy sheriff of Davis county. Superintendent Co-op. Davis county. Lieutenant in Black Hawk war. Farmer and stockraiser.

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Van Leuven, Cornelious

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Mormon Pioneer of 1852.

Born August 23, 1805, on shore of Lake Erie near Canadian boundary. Came to Utah 1852, Captain Wimmer company.

Married:Lovina Draper (daughter of Thomas Draper), who was born March 6, 1807, and came to Utah with husband; died January 14, 1867.
Their child:
  1. Dunam born January 13, 1838, married Anna Hannah Larson.
Married:Margaret Stuart July, 1867, Springville, Utah.
Their children:
  1. Marticia, married Edward Johnson;
  2. Zina, married George Robinson;
  3. Anson, married Beardell;
  4. Catherine, married Mell Clark.

Settled at Springville 1852; moved to Cottonwood 1853, and returned the same year to Springville, where he made his permanent home. Died July 12, 1886.

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Van Leuven, Dunam

(son of Cornelious Van Leuven and Lovina Draper). Born January 13, 1838, Kirtland, Ohio.

Married:Anna Hannah Larson November 30, 1864, Springville, Utah (daughter of Andrew Larson and Caroline Andrews, pioneers September 13, 1857, Christian Christiansen company). She was born November 30, 1849, Malmo, Sweden.
Their children:
  1. Anna Lovina born June 20, 1866;
  2. Dunam Pulver born November 20, 1867; married Hannah Turner; married Carrie Humphrey;
  3. Caroline Luveria born March 10, 1870, married Van Orden Fullmer;
  4. Neuman Duveria born March 10, 1870, married Ida May Robinson;
  5. Delina Jane born June 27, 1872, married Reuben Newell Kendall;
  6. Mary Malinda born March 29, 1875;
  7. Andrew Lewis born January 24, 1876, married Ida Estell Jackson;
  8. Hannah Matilda born January 6, 1878;
  9. Ida May born July 31, 1879, married Joseph William Jackson;
  10. Fannie Rosella born March 10, 1881, married Albert Newell Kendall, married Wiliam Kingsford;
  11. Rhoda Lucinda born May 30, 1883, married John William Russel;
  12. Sarah Edith born August 29, 1885, married Milton Fullmer;
  13. Ralph Cornelious born December 29, 1887;
  14. Seth Alvin born October 19, 1889.
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Van Leuven, Neuman Duveria

(son of Dunam Van Leuven and Anna Hannah Larson). Born March 10, 1870, Levan, Utah.

Married:Ida May Robinson (daughter of James Robinson and Mary Morgan), who was born March 7, 1870, Galveston. Texas.
Their children:
  1. Grace born September 8, 1891;
  2. Mabel born May 10, 1893;
  3. Silas Emil born November 3, 1895;
  4. Cyrus Elmo born September 7, 1898;
  5. Mattie born May 23, 1902;
  6. Adelbert born November 22, 1904;
  7. Arthur born March 6, 1907.
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Van Leuven, Ransom

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Mormon Pioneer of 1852.

(son of John Van Leuven and Mary Pulver of North Ogden and St. Thomas, Utah, and Clifton, Idaho). Born April 25, 1810, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada. Came to Utah October, 1852.

Married:Lucinda Harvey (daughter of Louis Wiswell), who was born August 12, 1813.
Their children:
  1. Matilda A., married John C. Sperry;
  2. Mary L., married John Clifford;
  3. Seth;
  4. Leveret, married Janett Wilson;
  5. Charles, died child;
  6. Eliza Jane, married John Merril;
  7. William E., married Julia Lake;
  8. Sarah E., married William Bilingsley;
  9. Harriet L., married Orson Henderson;
  10. Ransom Carlos, married Sarah L. Lake.

High Priest. Farmer. Died February 18, 1899, Lewiston, Utah.

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Van Leuven, Ransom Carlos

(son of Ransom Van Leuven and Lucinda Harvey). Born November 18, 1858, North Ogden, Utah.

Married:Sarah L. Lake October 30, 1879, Clifton, Idaho (daughter of Barney and Lucy Jane Lake of Clifton, pioneers). She was born May 3, T&61.
Their children:
  1. Nellie born September 17, 1880, married Jess C. Kent;
  2. Etta born August 12, 1883, married Jabus M. Harris;
  3. Ethel born March 24, 1885, married C. O. Henderson;
  4. Lois born March 22, 1887, married Alvirus Dustin;
  5. Alta born December 28, 1890, married Adelbert H. Henderson;
  6. Ransom C. born March 28, 1893;
  7. Marvin George born August 12, 1895;
  8. Verna born April 28, 1898;
  9. Herbert born July 3, 1901.

Family home Clifton.

Member of seventies; missionary to southern states 1888-90; ward teacher; Sunday school teacher; assistant Sunday school superintendent 18-86-7; counselor YMMIA. Farmer.

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Van Orden, Charles L.

(son of Everett C. Van Orden and Elizabeth Harris). Born May 30, 1880, Lewiston, Utah.

Married:Rose Tucker November 8, 1900, Morgan, Utah (daughter of James Tucker and Betsy Lerwill of Morgan). She was born June 28, 1878.
Their children:
  1. Sylvin L. born August 17, 1901;
  2. Betsy O. born July 9, 1903;
  3. Leora M. born March 13, 1908;
  4. Everett A. born August 25, 1910.

Farmer.

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Van Orden, Peter

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Mormon Pioneer of 1850.

(son of William Van Orden and Julia Ann Haight, of New York state). Born January 27, 1830, in Cayuga county, New York. Came to Utah in 1850.

Married:Sarah E. McFerson October 10, 1870, Salt Lake City (daughter of Dimon McFerson and Mary Ann Neas of Kaysville, Utah pioneers, October, 1853, Isaac Allred company). She was born October 20, 1846, died July 20, 1912.
Their children:
  1. William R. born October 30, 1871, married Eva Lucile Chiley;
  2. David H. born December 31, 1873, married Martha Waddoups;
  3. Sarah Ann born February 5, 1876;
  4. Charlotte A. born September 29, 1878, married Nephi N. Rogers;
  5. Miriam born December 4, 1880, married Christopher F. Burton;
  6. Keturah born March 23, 1883, died November 7, 1887;
  7. Abner born April 28, 1885.

Member Nauvoo Legion; worked on Nauvoo Temple; helped to build Winter Quarters; assisted in bringing immigrants to Utah 1856; first settler at Lewiston. Died September 25, 1911.

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Van Tassell, Henry

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Mormon Pioneer of 1862.

(son of John and Sarah Van Tassell). Born May 26, 1816, New York City. Came to Utah October 5, 1862, Ansel P. Harmon company.

Married:Emily L. Street, who was born October 24, 1821, and came to Utah with husband.
Their children:
  1. George H. born November 27, 1840, married Sarah Frances Bean April 28, 1860;
  2. William born November 4, 1842, married Amelia Bapp September 1, 1861;
  3. James D. born-May 12, 1845, married Jane E. Swift November 14, 1867;
  4. Frances L. born June 5, 1849, married George E. Hill;
  5. Annie M. born April 18, 1852, married Barnabas L. Adams;
  6. Henrietta born September 29, 1857, married David Dowding December 8, 1872.
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Van Wagenen, John H.

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Mormon Pioneer of 1848.

(son of Halma Van Wagenen and Miss Van Houten of Pompton Plains, New Jersey). Born September 1, 1811, Pompton Plains. Came to Utah 1848, oxteam company.

Married:Eliza Smith at Pompton Plains (daughter of Mr. Smith of Newark, New Jersey, pioneer 1848, oxteam company). She was born in September, 1815, and came to Utah with husband.
Their children:
  1. David, married Julia Provost;
  2. Mary, married Alfred Newell.
Married:Clarissy Tappon at Pompton Plains (daughter of Mr. Tappon of Pompton Plains, pioneer 1848, oxteam company). She was born November 24, 1824.
Their children:
  1. Ephraim, married Catherine Hamilton;
  2. John, married Margarett Tossett;
  3. Ann, married Joseph Bagley;
  4. Cyntha, married Everett Bronson;
  5. Clara, married David Provost;
  6. George, married Eva Bunnell.

Families resided Provo, Utah.

Member high priests quorum. Millwright; carpenter and Wagon maker. Died September, 1886.

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Van Wagenen, David

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Mormon Pioneer of 1852.

(son of John H. Van Wagenen and Eliza Smith). Born July 18, 1836, at Pompton Plains, New Jersey. Came to Utah 1852, oxteam company.

Married:Julia Provost March 25, 1857, Salt Lake City (daughter of Luke Provost and Julia Ann Wheeler of Newark, New Jersey, pioneers 1856, William B. Hodgett company). She was born March 2, 1834.
Their children:
  1. Eliza born December 18, 1857, married T. Eppson;
  2. David, Jr., born November 20, 1850, married Avis Bronson;
  3. John born February 13, 1862, married Eliza Smith;
  4. Wilford born December 6, 1863, married Rachel Hofelt;
  5. Edwin born September 19, 1865, married Alice Bronson;
  6. George born March 5, 1869, married Katie Stark;
  7. Emily born February 19, 1871, married David Murdock;
  8. Alma born October 21, 1872, married Bertie Gray;
  9. Lettie born June 25, 1874, married George Bronson;
  10. Minnie J. born September 16, 1878, married John Benroyd.

Family home Provo, Utah.

High Priest; bishop of Midway 16 years. Selectman and justice of peace; postmaster 35 years. Merchant. Died September 13, 1906.

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Varley, William

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Mormon Pioneer of 1861.

(son of Thomas Varley and Maria Slater of Chesterfield, England). Born June 11, 1837, Sheffield, England. Came to Utah September, 1861.

Married:Mary Ellen McDuff February 24, 1861, at Chesterfield (daughter of John McDuff and Ellen Hancock of England; former pioneer September, 1861, Captain Warren company). She was born April 5, 1840.
Their children:
  1. William, Jr., born December 11, 1861, married Harriet Parkin;
  2. John born February 21, 1864, married Catherine Durbridge, married Rillie Wingar;
  3. Charles Abraham born May 10, 1866, married Clara Mantle;
  4. Ada Alice born July 30, 1868, died;
  5. Ellen born June 3, 1871, married Stephen W. Walker;
  6. Marrie born May 26, 1873;
  7. Sarah Jane born December 3, 1875, died;
  8. Thomas born November 12, 1877, married Charlotte Driggs;
  9. Franklin Malcolm born September 2, 1879, married Mabel Edgar;
  10. Catherine born August 16, 1881, married John Aston.

Assistant Sunday school superintendent South Bountiful ward; ward teacher. School trustee. Lime burner and quarryman. Died November 23, 1908, Salt Lake City.

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Varley, William

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Mormon Pioneer of 1861.

(son of William Varley and Mary Ellen McDuff). Born December 11, 1861, Bountiful, Utah.

Married:Harriet Parkin October 16, 1886, Logan, Utah (daughter of William John Parkin and Eliza Foulds of Bountiful, Utah). She was born April 15, 1867, at Bountiful, Utah.
Their children:
  1. Eliza Irene born March 19, 1888, married William A. Wright;
  2. Florence born September 30, 1889, married Allen Duke;
  3. Sarah Ellen born December 18, 1890;
  4. Ethelene Foulds born September 17, 1892;
  5. Zipporah born March 31, 1896;
  6. Vanza Grace born March 19, 1899;
  7. Lowell Pratt born July 22, 1903;
  8. Beulah born November 25, 1906.

Family home Vineyard, Utah.

Sunday school superintendent; bishop’s counselor; filled a mission in northwestern states 1903-04. Farmer and dairyman.

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Varney, Jacob

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Mormon Pioneer of 1856.

(son of William Varney and Charlotte Tyso of Horley, Oxfordshire, England). Born August 7, 1831, Horley. Came to Utah September, 1856, Knud Peterson company.

Married:Caroline Lee in December, 1850, at Banbury, England. (daughter of Thomas Lee and Mary Burbage of Banbury, pioneers September, 1852, Thomas Howell company). She was born May 3, 1832.
Their children:
  1. Sarah Amelia born September 7, 1852, died infant;
  2. Isabelle born December 27, 1853, died infant;
  3. Mary Jane born January 8, 1856, died child;
  4. Caroline Elizabeth born April 9, 1858, died child;
  5. Jacob William born January 22, 1861, died child;
  6. George Alma born January 4, 1863, married Elizabeth Chipman;
  7. Ezra Thomas born May 20, 1865, married Cynthia Mullner;
  8. Harriet Amy born August 1867, died child;
  9. James born October 16, 1869, married Rose Darton;
  10. Charlotte Maud born March 1871, died child;
  11. John Willard born October 1873, died child.
Married:Sarah (Conder) Shelley October 9, 1906, Salt Lake City (daughter of James Boyer Shelley and Elizabeth Bray of Claverly, Shropshire, England, pioneers 1851, Alfred Cardon company). She was born July 14, 1841, in Shropshire.

Families resided American Fork, Utah.

Member 44th quorum seventies. Black Hawk war veteran. Farmer.

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Vaudrey, Nephi

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Mormon Pioneer of 1861.

(son of Thomas Vaudrey, born April 10, 1827, Macclesfield, and Hannah Bruff of Sandbach, both of Chestershire, England). Born May 9, 1858, Sandbach. Came to Utah 1861.

Married:Emily F. Crapo February 23, 1887 (daughter of Jonathan C. Crapo and Emily F. Burnham, pioneers, married March 20, 1859, Draper, Utah). She was born September 29, 1866.
Their children:
  1. Corala Hannah born October 31, 1887, married F. F. Oviatt December 21, 1908;
  2. Anna born July 24, 1889;
  3. Edna born January 9, 1891;
  4. Laura born November 23, 1892, married Lionel Parker December 14, 1910;
  5. Raymond born May 25, 1897;
  6. Vilda born March 18, 1901;
  7. Elden born June 17, 1905.

Family resided Draper, Utah, and Parker, Idaho.

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Verney, Jeremiah

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Mormon Pioneer of 1852.

(son of Nicolas and Sarah Verney of Saco, Maine). Born May 16, 1820. Came to Utah 1852.

Married:Lydia Phelps, Salt Lake City (daughter of William Wines Phelps and Sally Waterman), who was born March 15, 1835, in Clay county, Missouri.
Their children:
  1. James Leroy;
  2. Princetta, married Joseph Elias Hutchins;
  3. Annie, married William Thomas Curtis;
  4. Sarah Delilah, married Edwin John Allen;
  5. Lydia, married Philip Spry;
  6. Henry F., married Kate Case.

Laborer. Died 1869.

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Vernon, Francis

Born July 12, 1813, Derbyshire, England. Came to Utah 1868.

Married:Elizabeth Cotrell January 8, 1848, in Derbyshire (daughter of James Cotrell and Martha Taylor, pioneers 1868). She was born September 22, 1827.
Their children:
  1. Ann, married William Davis;
  2. Martha, married George Robinson;
  3. Mary, married John Beard;
  4. Jane, married Thomas Birch;
  5. Francis, Jr., married Phinniah Stewart;
  6. James, married Emma Marie Staker;
  7. Joseph, married Sarah born Malin;
  8. Ellen;
  9. Annice, died January 9, 1895.

Family home Rockport, Summit County, Utah.

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Vernon, James

(son of Francis Vernon and Elizabeth Cotrell of Derbyshire, England). Born April 18, 1862, Derbyshire. Came to Utah with parents.

Married:Emma Marie Staker January 1, 1886, Rockport, Utah (daughter of William Henry Staker and Sarah Marchant), who was born December 21, 1864, and died August 18, 1908.
Their children:
  1. James Alvin born January 16, 1887;
  2. Francis born February 24, 1888, died Infant;
  3. Sarah Edna born October 17, 1889, married Frank Melvin Judd;
  4. Earl born June 4, 1891;
  5. Anice La Prelle born September 3, 1893;
  6. Edward born January 28, 1895;
  7. Nathaniel Lloyd born October 30, 1896;
  8. Richard Lynn born May 21, 1899;
  9. Ray Staker born October 28, 1902;
  10. Paul born April 10, 1905, died infant;
  11. Lionel Joseph born November 25, 1907.
Married:Mary Jane Hodgson September 15, 1910, Salt Lake City (daughter of Henry Swift Hodgson and Annie Gardiner of Yorkshire, England). She was born September 6, 1874.
Their children:
  1. Agnes Annie, died infant;
  2. Dorothy born November 18, 1912.

President YMMIA of Rockport ward; bishop Rockport ward. School trustee. Director Wanship, Rockport and Hoytsville Live Stock Company. Lumberman; sheep and cattle raiser.

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Vernon, Joseph Venobles

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Mormon Pioneer of 1852.

(son of Thomas Vernon of Winsford, Chestershire, England). Born February 16, 1806, Winsford. Came to Utah August 20, 1852, with President John Taylor, who was returning from the English mission with $12,500 worth of sugar-making machinery.

Married:Margaret Senior in May, 1829, Liverpool, England. (daughter of Thomas Senior and Elizabeth Jackson of Northwich, England). She was born October 24, 1805.
Their children:
  1. Christiana Venobles, married John Fewson Smith;
  2. Thomas, died;
  3. Eliza Brerton, married Henry Schutt;
  4. John and Edward Venobles, died;
  5. Emily Anne, married John Jackson;
  6. Horatio Venobles.

Family home Hull, Yorkshire, England.

Was a very active worker in the church. Left Utah for Honolulu, where he died.

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Vincent, Daniel

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Mormon Pioneer of 1852.

Born 1803, Wiltshire, England. Came to Utah September 9, 1852, Bryant Jolley oxteam company.

Married:Elizabeth Mills at Cardiff, Wales, who was born in 1800.
Their children:
  1. Charles, married Catura ____;
  2. Harriet, married Sidney Bailey;
  3. Thomas, married Mary Latreel;
  4. Eliza and Edward, died;
  5. Daniel, Jr., married Marian Park.

Family home Prove, Utah.

High priest. Farmer. Died 1887.

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Vincent, Daniel

(son of Daniel Vincent and Elizabeth Mills). Born April 11, 1841, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Came to Utah with parents.

Married:Marian Park February 22, 1867, Provo, Utah (daughter of John Park and Louisa Smith of Ontario, Canada, pioneers 1847, Edward Hunter company). She was born April 6, 1845.
Their children:
  1. Charles Albert born October 6, 1867, and Louisa Elizabeth born September 26, 1868, died;
  2. Daniel Park born February 4, 1870, married Mary Ann Birkin;
  3. Agnes Jean born January 9, 1872, married Daniel R. Peay;
  4. Marian Kate born October 4, 1878, married Chris Anderation;
  5. Harriet Allie born February 13, 1885, died.

Family home Provo.

Elder; missionary to Arizona 1881-82; ward and block teacher. Veteran Black Hawk war; took part in Echo Canyon trouble. Farmer.

Warning

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah shows birthdate of April 11, 1841 while his gravestone shows a birthdate of April 11, 1840.

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Vincent, James

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Mormon Pioneer of 1864.

(son of William Vincent, born 1790, Salehouse, Norfolk, England, and Mary Arnup, born 1803, Rackheath, England, married 1824). He was born March 7, 1829, Rackheath. Came to Utah October 9, 1864, John M. Kay company.

Married:Mary Holmes in 1850 (daughter of Charles Holmes and Elizabeth Alexander, married 1820, Crostwick, Norfolk, England). She was born June 12, 1829, and came to Utah with husband.
Their children:
  1. Charlotte born January 27, 1851, married Stephen Shingleton June 27, 1874;
  2. Mary Ann born January 6, 1853;
  3. Sarah born April 16, 1854;
  4. Emma born May 21, 1856;
  5. Matilda born July 7, 1858;
  6. Willard James born March 20, 1864, TO. Eliza Standley November 24, 1886;
  7. Elizabeth Ellen born August 8, 1867, married Joseph John Crump November 12, 1890;
  8. William Charles born July 14, 1870;
  9. Walter Henry born July 13, 1873.

Family home Spanish Fork, Utah.

Settled at Spanish Fork 1864. Veteran Indian war. Farmer.

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Virgin, Amos Moses

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Mormon Pioneer of 1862.

(son of George Thompson Virgin and Mary Ann Barker of Marston Mariton, Bedfordshire, England). Born January 23, 1854, Marston. Came to Utah October 19, 1862, Horton D. Haight company.

Married:Sarah F. Merkley September 27, 1875, Salt Lake City (daughter of Christopher Merkley and Xarissa Fairbanks of Salt Lake City, pioneers 1851, independent company). She was born May 19, 1857, Salt Lake City.
Their children:
  1. Sarah Frances born July 22, 1876, married James F. Shirley;
  2. Alice Xarissa born March 31, 1879, married Hans C. Hansen;
  3. Linda Rose born November 24, 1880, died August 6, 1882;
  4. Mary Ann born October 10, 1882, married Walter B. Muir;
  5. George Amos born September 8, 1885, died August 19, 1903;
  6. Eugenie born March 8, 1889;
  7. Jessie born January 28, 1892 married James Willis;
  8. Zalia Louise born November 20, 1894, married Augustus M. Brown;
  9. Alicia Naomi born February 6, 1897;
  10. Heber Harold born May 31, 1899.

Family home Salem, Idaho. High priest.

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Vorhees, Elisha

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Mormon Pioneer of 1861.

Parents lived in Pennsylvania. Born about 1786. Came to Utah 1861, Ezra T. Benson company.

Married:Nancy Ann Leak of Pennsylvania, who was born February 22, 1799, died February 15, 1891, Manti, Utah. Came to Utah with husband.
Their children:
  1. William, went to California, never heard from;
  2. Mary Ann, married Warren S. Snow;
  3. Cornelius, died;
  4. Sabra, married John Tuttle;
  5. Elmyra, married Louis D. Bunce;
  6. Isaac, married Eliza Lewis;
  7. Moroni, married Susan Carter;
  8. Margaret, married James Hardin Whitlock;
  9. Matilda, died;
  10. Arthur Perry, died;
  11. Sarah, married William Beal;
  12. Adaline, married William George Pettey.

Family home Manti, Utah.

High priest. Farmer. Died August 10, 1866.

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