Descendants of John KNIGHT

FIRST GENERATION

 

1.  John KNIGHT was born in 1668.  Knight Name Meaning and History

English: status name from Middle English knyghte ‘knight’, Old English cniht ‘boy’, ‘youth’, ‘serving lad’. This word was used as a personal name before the Norman Conquest, and the surname may in part reflect a survival of this. It is also possible that in a few cases it represents a survival of the Old English sense into Middle English, as an occupational name for a domestic servant. In most cases, however, it clearly comes from the more exalted sense that the word achieved in the Middle Ages. In the feudal system introduced by the Normans the word was applied at first to a tenant bound to serve his lord as a mounted soldier. Hence it came to denote a man of some substance, since maintaining horses and armor was an expensive business. As feudal obligations became increasingly converted to monetary payments, the term lost its precise significance and came to denote an honorable estate conferred by the king on men of noble birth who had served him well. Knights in this last sense normally belonged to ancient noble families with distinguished family names of their own, so that the surname is more likely to have been applied to a servant in a knightly house or to someone who had played the part of a knight in a pageant or won the title in some contest of skill.

He was married.  John KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. William W KNIGHT.
  2. John KNIGHT.
  3. Edward KNIGHT.

SECOND GENERATION

 

2.  William W KNIGHT was born about 1690 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died on Dec 3 1751 in Bertie County, North Carolina.

He was married to Martha in 1735. Martha was born about 1692.  William W KNIGHT and Martha had the following children:

  1. John KNIGHT.
  2. William KNIGHT was born about 1714.
  3. Edward (Nehemiah) KNIGHT.

3.  John KNIGHT died on Feb 18 1762 in Sussex County, Virginia.  He was born in Nansemond County, Va..

He was married to ELIZABETH EPPS. ELIZABETH EPPS was born about 1729 in Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co, VA.

THIRD GENERATION

 

5.  John KNIGHT was born between 1700 and 1705 in Nansemond County, Va..

ISABELLE CARTER was born about 1714 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina, USA.  John KNIGHT and ISABELLE CARTER had the following children:

  1. Robert Sr KNIGHT.
  2. James KNIGHT.
  3. John Carter KNIGHT.
  4. Moses KNIGHT.
  5. Judith Judah KNIGHT.
  6. Mary KNIGHT.
  7. Rachel KNIGHT.
  8. Sarah KNIGHT.

7.  Edward (Nehemiah) KNIGHT was born about 1716 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died in 1819 in Georgia – Richmond County.

He was married to Anna WOODSON. Anna WOODSON was born about 1742.

FOURTH GENERATION

 

8.  Robert Sr KNIGHT was born about 1718 in Nansemond County, Va..

He was married to TERECE SPIER (daughter of James SPIER and ELIZABETH COKER).  Robert Sr KNIGHT and TERECE SPIER had the following children:

  1. SPIER KNIGHT was born about 1758.
  2. PENELOPE KNIGHT.

9.  James KNIGHT was born about 1719 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died on Nov 2 1786 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.

He was married to Priscilla CARTER (daughter of Kindred CARTER and Mary).

10.  John Carter KNIGHT was born about 1734 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died in 1783.

He was married to ANN PARKER.

11.  Moses KNIGHT was born about 1736 in Nansemond County, Va..  He died on Jun 14 1781.  #233 – MOSES KNIGHT – 14 June 1781 – Nov Ct 1781

Wife CHARITY KNIGHT – lend the use of all my estate foer her lifetime execpt

for parts I will mention for my children. Son KINDRED KNIGHT – Negroes

Luke, Dol an Silvey. Son ALLEN KNIGHT – 100 acres on the Wolfpit Branch,

which I bought of ROBIN ROBERT PARKER, also half of a new entry on the north side of White Oak Swamp, also Negroes Ned, Rose and Vilate. Son JOHN

CARTER KNIGHT – Plantation where I now live, also Negroes Old Sip, Young

Sip, Dinah, Anakey and Sambo. Daughter SARAH PACE – Negro Hagar.

Daughter MARY KNIGHT – Negro Fillis. Daughter PHEREBY KNIGHT – Negro

Hanah. My daughters are to receive Negroes at the age of eighteen or at

the marriage.. My sons KINDRED and ALLEN are to receive their Negroes at

the age of twenty-one. My other children are to receive their property at

their mother’s death.

Ex. JOHN NICHOLSON, JAMES PACE, wife CHARITY

Wit: JONATHAN POPE, EXUM LEWIS, SPEIR KNIGHT

He was married to Charity CARTER (daughter of Kindred CARTER and Mary) on Sep 22 1761 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina. Charity CARTER was born about 1740 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina, USA.  She died on Apr 5 1818 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  widow of James Benton  Moses KNIGHT and Charity CARTER had the following children:

  1. Kindred KNIGHT was born in 1765 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.  He died on Oct 6 1809 in Edgecombe County, NC..
  2. Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT.
  3. John Carter KNIGHT was born in 1772 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.  He died in May 1803 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.
  4. Sarah KNIGHT was born in 1774 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.
  5. Mary KNIGHT was born in 1776 in , Edgecombe, North Carolina.
  6. Pheresby KNIGHT was born in 1778 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.

12.  Judith Judah KNIGHT was born about 1738 in Nansemond County, Va..

She was married to Simon PARKER.

13.  Mary KNIGHT was born about 1742 in Nansemond County, Va..  She died on Jan 1 1769.

She was married to William FOREMAN.

14.  Rachel KNIGHT was born about 1744 in Nansemond County, Va..

She was married to HACKNEY.

She was married to Hardy CAIN.

15.  Sarah KNIGHT was born about 1748 in Nansemond County, Va..  She died in 1770.

She was married to JESSE BOYKIN.

FIFTH GENERATION

 

19.  Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT was born on Nov 17 1770 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina, USA.  He died on Aug. 21 1839 in Lowndes, Alabama.  Family legend states that an Owen- Knight caravan left South Carolina ca. 1817 to go to Alabama. Recent research has found the Owens in the same area, Monroe County, Alabama as a group of people from Sumter County, S.C. whose arrival has been documented as being there in January or February 1817. This group was known as the Broughton- Couliette party, and Nathaniel Broughton’s son Edward Thomas Broughton married Rachel Winborne, the granddaughter of John Owen of Chester Co., S.C. and daughter of Dempsey Winborne, Jr. and Priscilla Owen. Winborne was also a Primitive Baptist Preacher.

In 1821, Samuel Tine is found in Pike County, Alabama, listed among the 100 first settlers of that County. He was appointed as a commissioner to select a seat of Justice for Pike County. The deed written in long hand begins as follows: Know all men by these present that we , Samuel T. Owen, John Hanchy and Barnet Franklin, commissioners, duly appointed to select a seat of Justice for said County of Pike, for and consideration of sixty-two dollars to us in hand , paid by John C. Curtis, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged. We do hereby acknowledge, give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said JohnC. Curtis, all those tracts or lots situated, lying and being in the town of Troy known and designated as lots no. one, three and four in Block A measuring ninety-three feet in front and depth. Each one will now fully appear by reference to the plan of said town.” The deed was written 6 October 1838 and recorded in Deed Bk A, p. 554-55.

The family of Samuel Tine. and the families of his father, David , brothers, John Bunyan and Robert Fleming Owen are listed on the 1830 census Pike County, Alabama census. Also living in same area were Kindred Karter Knight and William Sanders, his brothers-in-law.

Note: the following was published in the North Carolina Journal Monday February 6, 1797: (858) Twenty dollars Reward. Stolen from the subscriber, on Tuesday night, the 14th of January. (at Jacob Coker’s a bay Mare. I believe she was stolen by a certain Young Philips who has been missing since that time -is light complected about five feet five inches high…. is a turner by trade, very talkative and fond of dring. I will give the above reward for the thief and mare, or one half for either…..Allen Knight. Edgecombe, Fishing-creek, Jan. 31. (Abstracts From the North Carolina Journal Halifax., North Carolina 1795-1797, Vol. II.)

Samuel Tine Owen and Sarah Ward Knight

Samuel Tine Owen, born 2 August 1795 in S.C., married.on the 6 June 1816,

probably in Chester County, S.C., Sarah Ward  Knight, born 21 July 1800,

York County, S.C.  as that is where her father, Allen Knight, was at that

  1. Samuel Tine Owen was the son of David Owen, born ca. 1765-70 and

Mary Owen, the first record of whom is the 1830  Pike County, Alabama

census.  Family legend states that an Owen- Knight caravan left South

Carolina ca. 1817 to go to Alabama. Recent research has found the Owens in

the same area, Monroe County, Alabama as a group of people from Sumter

County, S.C. whose arrival has been documented as being there in January or

February 1817.  This group was known as the Broughton- Couliette party, and

Nathaniel Broughton’s son, Edward Thomas Broughton married Rachel Winborne, the granddaughter of John Owen of Chester Co., S.C. and daughter of Dempsey Winborne, Jr.  and Priscilla Owen. Winborne was also a Primitive Baptist Preacher. The significance of this is that Priscilla Owen Winborne and David Owen were brother and sister.

On October 1817 Samuel T. Oweings signed a petition to the U.S. Congress

with 363 Co-signers, inhabitants of Alabama Territory residing between and

near the waters of Mobile and the Tombigee River, protesting the annexation

of parts of Alabama to Mississipi.  Another signer of this document was

Dempsey Winborne, a Primitive Baptist Preacher, the son-in-law of John Owen

of Chester County, S.C. who also was in the group that arrived in Monroe

County, Alabama late 1816.  The next record of Samuel Tine is in Monroe

County when he signed a voucher for the sum of $1.00 he borrowed from

Christopher Couliette.  Also signing vouchers were David Owen, Robert Owen

and John Owen. These were dated March and April 1818. (See later)

In 1821, Samuel Tine is found in Pike County, Alabama, listed among the 100

first settlers of that County. He was appointed as a commissioner to select

a seat of Justice for Pike County.  The deed written in long hand begins as

follows:

Know all men by these present that we , Samuel T. Owen,  John Hanchy and Barnet Franklin, commissioners, duly appointed to select a seat of Justice for said County of Pike, for and consideration of sixty-two dollars to us in hand , paid by John C.  Curtis, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged.  We do hereby acknowledge,  give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said John C. Curtis, all those tracts or lots situated, lying and being in the town of Troy known and designated as lots no.  one, three and four in Block A measuring ninety-three feet in front and depth.  Each one will now fully appear by reference to the plan of said town.”  The deed was written 6

October 1838 and recorded in Deed Bk A, p.  554-55.

The family of Samuel Tine. and the families of his father, David , brothers, John Bunyan and Robert Fleming Owen are listed on the 1830 census

Pike County, Alabama census. Also living in same area were Kindred Karter

Knight and William Sanders, his brothers-in-law.

Allen Knight, the father of Sarah Ward Knight, died in Lowndes County,

Alabama in 1839.  Kindred Karter Knight was the administrator.  A summons

was made to Sarah Ward and Samuel Tine Owen  to appear before the Orphans

Court in Lowndes County to show why the real estate of Allen Knight should

not be sold. Each child of Allen Knight’s received $458.00 being “their full

distributive share of said estate” in February of 1843.  Also Samuel Tine

was paid for attending Allen Knight for services as a phisician for 18 days

and received $25.00 in 1841 for this.

By this time he and his family had removed to Randolph County, Alabama in

1840.  Samuel Tine is not found on the census there, but his father, David,

is.  A deed is found in Pike County  where they sold land owned jointly by

Samuel Tine, Priscilla S Owen, his sister, and  David Allen Owen to Abram

Cannon  approximately 100 acres for five hundred dollars. Kindred K.

Knight, William Sanders,  Daniel W. Cannon and John A. Williams sign as

witnesses. The deed was dated 12 of February 1840 and recorded 14 May 1840.

William Sanders also sold 39 97/100 acres to Cannon on January 29 1840 to

which David A. Owen was witness. No deed was found to show when they

obtained it.

The records of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Christ in Randolph

County show they were in that county by Saturday June 1840 when the

following were received into the church: Polly Owen, S.T. Owen, Sally W.

Owen, Elender Owen, and David R. (A?) Owen.  On October 3, 1840 Samuel T.

Owen was appointed Clerk of the Church.

He served as Tax Collector and Justice of the Peace in Randolph County in

1843.  He ran as Democrat for the Alabama Legislature and defeated Whig

candidate,  Jerry Murphy.  He served in the Assembly in Montgomery in

1845-47.

On November 2, 1850, he and other family members received letters of

dismission from the church.  In the minutes, Samuel Tine states:

“This closes my clerkship for Shiloh Church, and I hope my brethren

will excuse all my imperfections. Farewell. Samuel T. Owen.”

However, they did not leave immediately as he and most of his children and

families were on the 1850 Randolph County, Alabama census which was not

taken until December 3, 1850. The families Of his son, David Allen Owen and

Kindred K. Knight and Stephen Bradley were already in Smith County, Texas

as evidenced by the  1850 Census  taken  several  months earlier.

Before they left a church was constituted by the group known as Pilgrim’s

  1. Samuel Tine and Sarah Owen with his

brother, John Bunyan Owen arrived in Henderson County sometime early in

1851. He became involved in politics soon after his arrival and was elected

Chief Justice (county judge) and was sworn  in 12 August 1852 by Chief

Justice J. B. Luker.

After his arrival here, Samuel T. Owen made application for a Bounty Land

Claim which act was passed in 1851.  He served in the Creek War as private

under Captain James McDougal in Captain Denisons’s Company of the Alabama

Militia from 9th June to 28 July 1836.  He was drafted from Pike County,

Alabama on May of 1836 and honorably discharged at Montgomery, Alabama on or about 1 July 1836.

The dates on the application and official rolls do not agree, but he first

made this claim to E.L. Smith, J. P. on the 5 December 1851.  The original

discharge paper was given to his attorney, Wm. H. Martin, who ,on the 9

December 1851, made oath that he had received it, and in his negligence,

had lost it.

On the 24th April 1855 Samuel Tine made another application for bounty land under Act of March 3, 1855 and declared that he received a warrant for 40 acres under under the former and sold it to Wm C. Bobo, but he could not

remember the number.  He was entitled to more land and according to

official records received 120 acres No. 10 in 1856.

Samuel Tine Owen died in 1856 and is buried in the Davis Cemetery  in

Athens, Texas beside his wife, Sarah Ward Knight Owen who lived until 18

October 1882.  A rock cairn marked the graves until several years ago when

descendants placed a monument there.

Sallie Ward Knight kept a Bible record of all the births and deaths of

their twelve children, some of which she outlived. In one entry , she made

the statement ” this day Jan. 2, 1848, all my children, sons-in-law,

daughters-in-law, and their children , dined with me , thirty-one in all ,

twelve of whom are members of the Primitive Baptist Church.

The children of Samuel Tine Owen and Sarah Ward Knight were:

  1. David Allen Owen born 11 July 1817;m. (1) Mary Langstone (Lansdale)(2)Lucinda   Woodward
  1. Polly Narcissa Owen born 22 Jan. 1819;m. Stephen Bradley in Pike Co., Al.17 Oct   1838 .
  1. John Wade Owen born 12 Jan. 1821;m. Asenath L. Prewitt 7 December 1842 probably Randolph Co., Al; buried in Cryer Cemetery near Barry, Texas .
  1. Rachel C. Owen born 22 Dec 1822 m. Zachariah Marion Monk 7 December.Rachel is buried in Meredith Campground Cemetery in Henderson County, Texas
  1. Julia M. Owen  born Feb. 24 1825; m. Richard W. Moore on 5 January 1843

She is  the only child who did not come to Henderson County..

  1. 1826; married Hannah A.A. Daniel, 5 March1846;m(2) Sarah Clark ;m. (3) Rebecca Herbough
  1. Betsy Isabella Owen born 16 Oct 1828;d. 1893; m. William Meredith Brown;buried   in Davis Cemetery , Henderson County, Tx

viii.  Priscilla M. Owen b. 31 Feb. 1831;d. 26 Jan 1885;m. George W.Stephens 7 Dec. 1848 the same days  Rachel and Zachariah  Monk . they lived in the Oak Grove Community of Henderson Co. near Baxter.

ix.  Sarah  Emeritus Owen b. 15 April  1833;m. (1) John Brown in Al andwas on 150 census there; m(2)  Simeon        DeRolle Lafayette Davis on1860 census. ; m.(3)James Hannah by David Allen Owen. She died in Oklahoma20 April 1891.

x.  Rebecca Elmira Owen born 10 Nov. 1835;m. Stephen Bradley, the widower of her sister, Polly Narcissa 10        March 1853 Henderson Co., Tx.

xi. Martha Maranza Owen born  1 April 1838; m. John Washington Gauntt , son of Luke Gauntt; They m. 11       January 1855 according to bible recordof  Samuel Tine and Sarah Ward Owen. She died 16 Feb. 1880;he died 1912. They are buried in the Myrtle Springs Cemetery near LaRue, Texas. The Gauntts are said to have traveled to Henderson County with the Owen/Knight families and their children.

xii. William Randolph Owen born 7 May 1841; m. Finetta Boles in 1861 by D.A. Owen. He was imprisoned during the Civil War and died in a New York prison.

All of the children were born in  Alabama and with the exception of one came to Henderson County, Texas and settled.

End Notes and References

Sarah Ward Knight  and  Samuel  Tine  Owen

Bonner Frizzell, The David Allen Owen Family History, 1967.

1800 York Co., S.C. Census.

Chester County, S.C. Deeds Clarence Edward Carter, The Territorial Papers of the United States Vol.

XVII,” The Territory of Alabama 1817-1819,”Government Printing Office Washington, D.C. ,    P. 198-201.

The Pike County County Alabama Historical Society, The History of Pike county, Alabama.

1830 Pike County Alabama Federal Census.

Allen Knight’s Estate Records, Lowndes County, Alabama, Coutesy of The Dungans  Mildred Laney, Minutes of  the  Shiloh Baptist Church, Clay County, Alabama

Copy of Suit, John B. Lorez vs. Nathaniel  Broughton & Christopher Couliette, Monroe Co., Al.

Henderson County Commission Court Book B,1852.

Henderson County, Texas  Marriage Records and Cemetery Records

Copy of Application of Bounty Land  and  Records, courtesy  of Estelle Carter.

1840 and 1850 Randolph  County, Alabama  Federal  Census

1860 Henderson County  Texas Federal Census

From: Mary Barnes

He was married to Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN (daughter of Samuel FOREMAN and Sarah WARD) on Sep 10 1799 in Edgecombe Co., NC or Williamson Co. Tenn. Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN was born in May 1780 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina, USA.  She died on Sep 15 1847 in Lowndes, Alabama.  Allen Parker (James) KNIGHT and Mary Elizabeth (Polly) FOREMAN had the following children:

  1. Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT.
  2. Kindred Karter KNIGHT.
  3. John Whitaker KNIGHT.
  4. Julia Parker KNIGHT.
  5. James Foreman KNIGHT.
  6. Clarinda Loveworth KNIGHT.
  7. Elizabeth Mildred KNIGHT.
  8. Charity Matilda KNIGHT.
  9. William Allen KNIGHT.
  10. Mary Parmelia KNIGHT.

SIXTH GENERATION

 

24.  Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT was born on Jun 25 1800 in York County, South Carolina.  She died on Oct 18 1882.  She was buried in Davis Cemetery Athens, Texas.

She was married to Samuel Tine OWEN (son of David OWEN and Mary HARRIS) on Jun 6 1816 in South Carolina. Samuel Tine OWEN was born on Aug 2 1795 in South Carolina.  He died in 1856.  He was buried in Davis Cemetery Athens, Texas.  Aug. 1838 Ordered by the Court that the road from Charles Pelhams to the line of Lounds County near Samuel T. Owen be abolished and set aside.

3 Feb. 1840- Ordered by the court that Dunce Sikes, William Jordan, Seaborn Jones , Jesse John , Samuel Jefcoat, Josiah Jordan and Samuel T. Owen be appointed a Jury to lay off and mark out a Road from near the ford of the IndianBranch to intersect the Road leading from Smilies Ferry to the Line of Lowndes County.(p.154) 16 August 1840- Ordered by the Court that citation issue to Samuel T. Owen, John Hanchey and Barnett Franklin, Commissioners of said County heretofore appointed, by an act of the Legislature commanding them to make their report to the next term of this Court showing the situation with(?) the amt(?) of funds belonging to the County in their hands. (p.164-5)

Part II, March 1841- Sept 1849 Dec. 1842- Ordered by the Court that the suit heretofore commenced against Nubil A. Moore and his securities on the contract of building the Court house for said county and the suit p. 212 Commenced against John Hanchy, Barnett Franklin and Samuel T. Owens the building Commissioners for said County be still prosecuted against them. Ordered by the court that John Hanchey be required to repair the county jail so as it may be considered safe and report the same to the next term of this court for allowance. ( p. 15.) 28 March 1842 Ordered by the Court that Robert Owens be appointed assessor of taxes in beat Number four in the 87 Regiment.

Feb 1849- Ordered by the court that the following persons be and are hereby appointed overseers of the Poor in the several Beats of said County ( to Wit) P. 457 Robert F Owen Samuel Tine Owen SARAH WARD KNIGHT, born 21 July 1800, York County, S.C. married Samuel Tine Owen , born 2 August 1795, S.C..on the 6 June 1816 ,probably in Chester County, S.C., as that is where her father, Allen Knight, was at that time. Samuel Tine Owen was the son of David Owen, born ca. 1765-70 and Mary Owen, the first record of whom is the 1830 Pike County, Alabama census. Family legend states that an Owen- Knight caravan left South Carolina ca. 1817 to go to Alabama. Recent research has found the Owens in the same area, Monroe County, Alabama as a group of people from Sumter County, S.C. whose arrival has been documented as being there in January or February 1817. This group was known as the Broughton- Couliette party, and Nathaniel Broughton’s son Edward Thomas Broughton married Rachel Winborne, the granddaughter of John Owen of Chester Co., S.C. and daughter of Dempsey Winborne, Jr. and Priscilla Owen. Winborne was also a Primitive Baptist Preacher.

On October 1817 Samuel T. Oweings signed a petition to the U.S. Congress with 363 Co-signers, inhabitants of Alabama Territory residing between and near the waters of Mobile and the Tombigee River, protesting the annexation of parts of Alabama to Mississipi. Another signer of this document was Dempsey Winborne, a Primitive Baptist Preacher, the son-in-law of John Owen of Chester County, S.C. who also was in the group that arrived in Monroe County, Alabama late 1816. The next record of Samuel Tine is in Monroe County when he signed a voucher for the sum of $1.00 he borrowed from Christopher Couliette. Also signing vouchers were David Owen, Robert Owen and John Owen. These were dated March and April 1818. (See later)

In 1821, Samuel Tine is found in Pike County, Alabama, listed among the 100 first settlers of that County. He was appointed as a commissioner to select a seat of Justice for Pike County. The deed written in long hand begins as follows: Know all men by these present that we , Samuel T. Owen, John Hanchy and Barnet Franklin, commissioners, duly appointed to select a seat of Justice for said County of Pike, for and consideration of sixty-two dollars to us in hand , paid by John C. Curtis, the receipt where of is hereby acknowledged. We do hereby acknowledge, give, grant, bargain, sell and confirm unto the said JohnC. Curtis, all those tracts or lots situated, lying and being in the town of Troy known and designated as lots no. one, three and four in Block A measuring ninety-three feet in front and depth. Each one will now fully appear by reference to the plan of said town.” The deed was written 6 October 1838 and recorded in Deed Bk A, p. 554-55.

The family of Samuel Tine. and the families of his father, David , brothers, John Bunyan and Robert Fleming Owen are listed on the 1830 census Pike County, Alabama census. Also living in same area were Kindred Karter Knight and William Sanders, his brothers-in-law.

Allen Knight, the father of Sarah Ward Knight, died in Lowndes County, Alabama in 1839. Kindred Karter Knight was the administrator. A summons was made to Sarah Ward and Samuel Tine Owen to appear before the Orphans Court in Lowndes County to show why the real estate of Allen Knight should not be sold. Each child of Allen Knight’s received $458.00 being”their full distributive share of said estate”in February of 1843. Also Samuel Tine was paid for attending Allen Knight for services as a phisician for 18 days and received $25.00 in 1841 for this.

By this time he and his family had removed to Randolph County, Alabama in 1840. Samuel Tine is not found on the census there, but his father, David, is. A deed is found in Pike County where they sold land owned jointly by Samuel Tine, Priscilla S Owen, his sister, and David Allen Owen to Abram Cannon .approximately 100 acres for five hundred dollars. Kindred K. Knight, William Sanders, Daniel W. Cannon and John A. Williams sign as witnesses. The deed was dated 12 of February 1840 and recorded 14 May 1840. William Sanders also sold 39 97/100 acres to Cannon on January 29 1840 to which David A. Owen was witness. No deed was found to show when they obtained it.

The records of the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Christ in Randolph County show they were in that county by Saturday June 1840 when the following were received into the church: Polly Owen, S.T. Owen, Sally W. Owen, Elender Owen, and David R. (A?) Owen. On October 3, 1840 Samuel T. Owen was appointed Clerk of the Church.

He served as Tax Collector and Justice of the Peace in Randolph County in 1843. He ran as Democrat for the Alabama Legislature and defeated Whig candidate, Jerry Murphy. He served in the Assembly in Montgomery in 1845-47. On November 2, 1850, he and other family members received letters of dismission from the church. In the minutes, Samuel Tine states: “This closes my clerkship for Shiloh Church, and I hope my brethren will excuse all my imperfections. Farewell. Samuel T. Owen.” However, they did not leave immediately as he and most of his children and families were on the 1850 Randolph County, Alabama census which was not taken until December 3, 1850. The families Of his son, David Allen Owen and Kindred K. Knight and Stephen Bradley were already in Smith County, Texas as evidenced by the 1850 Census taken several months earlier.

Before they left a church was constituted by the group known as Pilgrim’s Rest, and Samuel T. was named clerk. Samuel Tine and Sarah Owen with his brother, John Bunyan Owen arrived in Henderson County sometime early in 1851. He became involved in politics soon after his arrival and was elected Chief Justice (county judge) andwas sworn in 12 August 1852 by Chief Justice J. B. Luker.

After his arrival here, Samuel T. Owen made application for a Bounty Land Claim which act was passed in 1851. He served in the Creek War as private under Captain James McDougal in Captain Denisons’s Company of the Alabama Militia from 9th June to 28 July 1836. He was drafted from Pike County, Alabama on May of 1836 and honorably discharged at Montgomery, Alabama on or about 1 July 1836.

The dates on the application and official rolls do not agree, but he first made this claim to E.L. Smith, J. P. on the 5 December 1851. The original discharge paper was given to his attorney, Wm. H. Martin, who ,on the 9 December 1851, made oath that he had received it, and in his negligence, had lost it.

On the 24th April 1855 Samuel Tine made another application for bounty land under Act of March 3, 1855 and declared that he received a warrant for 40 acres under under the former and sold it to Wm C. Bobo, but he could not remember the number. He was entitled to more land and according to official records received 120 acres No. 10 in 1856.

Samuel Tine Owen died in 1856 and is buried in the Davis Cemetery in Athens, Texas beside his wife, Sarah Ward Knight Owen who lived until 18 October 1882. A rock cairn marked the graves until several years ago when descendants placed a monument there.

From Bonner Frizzell, Excerpts from Genealogical Data, Aug. 21 1955

In 1850 a covered wagon caravan of some 150 persons, led by Samuel Tine Owen with his brother John Bunyan Owen and brother-in-law Kindred K. Knight, left Randolph County, AL and settled near Athens in Henderson County, Texas. Prior to their departure, members of Shilo Church, addiliated with the Keheukee Primitive Baptist Asso., called a presbytery and formed Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Randolph Co., AL. The new congregation chose Samuel Tine Owen as Secretary, called Thomas Britton as Pastor and moved as a body to Texas.

Letter to Dr. Nettie Lee Benson from Jack Owen, Athens, TX June 7 1954

Excerpts of genealogical interest copied here:

. . . compiled by “Coz” Bonner Frizzell of Palestine, Texas . . .

. . . the “tradition” information as compiled – the Larkin Owen Family record compares nearly identical with the stories handed down by word of mouth to our people, though I don’t think there is any written record to bear out the stories. . . . Suffice to say tho, our tradition tells of three brothers who came to America and Settled first in Virginia, then So. Carolina – some fought in the battle of Kings Mountain [there is a record at Kings Mountain of a John Owen fighting in thes battle of the Revolutionary War - kg] and probably other engagements. A large wagon train of the family crossed the mountains of Eastern Tennessee into Alabama. (There is a cute story told by some, that Mountain folk – of that part of the country had never seen a wagon with four wheels under it and a large group of them gathered and was following the wagon train. One of the leaders of the wagon train being a little dubious of such a large group of natives drew up and asked what was their purpose. They said they meant no harm – they were only following to watch what happened when those wagons started down hill – they reasoned that the big wheels were gonna run over the little front wheels.

My Great Grandfather Samuel Tine Owen must have been something of a student that be had the largest library in his country and even owned a telescope to look at the stars. – He served two terms in Alabama Legislature. My Grandfather David Allen Owen was born in Randolph Co. in 1818 in a log stockade during an indian uprising [unverified].

About 1849 or 50 a long wagon train of kin-folk and friends set out from Randolph County – presumably bound for California. (A cousin – Bessie Owen who died in Ft. Worth in 1940) said she became acquainted with some kinswoman in Altus OK about 1910 – who then an old woman – said she well remembered the day when that wagon train pulled out. The sad farewells – the tears, sorrows and heart break, left a vivid impression upon her memory – for they thought [and rightly so] that they were going out of their lives forever.

The wagon train suffered many hardships enroute – yellow fever broke out. Many died – among them my Grandfather’s first wife. They finally were compelled to pull up here in Henderson County – It seemed like a fair land – plenty of timber, running water, an abundance of game – they decided to settle down and they anchored their church “Old Pilgrims Rest” on Gum Creek about six miles east of Athens. They were all Primitive Baptists and their shuch was organized in Alabama and they brought their authority minutes etc. with them.

This same Samuel Tine Owen was soon taking a leading part in the affairs of the county and was elected “chief justice” or as we now say County Judge in 1852 – served two terms – I believe – later in 1860 my grandfather David Allen Owen (his son) was elected chief justice and served all during the war years – until the carpet baggers took over. His grandson Charles Dennis Owen was elected county judge in 1910 and was the main force in building our present county court house. And your writer was honored with three terms as county clerk – 1939 thru 44 – breaking a two term tradition that had stood for thirty years.

Our family holds an annual reunion 3rd Sunday in August . . .

You can find this and more in my database entitled kgrubaugh at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com Once in my database search for Samuel Tine[s] (Tynes) Owen just as written. Or email me at kleegrubaugh@yahoo.com

Bonner Frizzell, superintendent of Palestine, Texas schools and a recognized historian of that city.

 

Sarah Ward (Sallie) KNIGHT and Samuel Tine OWEN had the following children:

  1. David Allen OWEN was born on Jul 11 1817 in Alabama.  He died on Jul 3 1886 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  Born in Fort while taking refuge from Indians.

Marriage 1 Mary A LANGSDON b: 17 APR 1822

* Married: 30 DEC 1840 in Randolph co, Al

Children

Samuel Houston OWEN b: 10 OCT 1841 in Al

John Stiner OWEN b: 3 APR 1843 in Al

Siles Monk OWEN b: 12 JAN 1845 in Al

William Dennis OWEN b: 16 JUN 1847 in Al

Mary A Matilda OWEN b: 14 JUN 1849 in Al

Marriage 2 Lucinda WOODWARD b: 5 DEC 1834 in Tn

* Married: 2 JAN 1859

Children

Infant OWEN

Jefferson Davis OWEN b: 4 MAY 1862 in Athens, Henderson, Tx

David Randolph OWEN b: 4 SEP 1864

Stephen Tine OWEN b: 26 APR 1867

Jordan Wade OWEN b: 18 MAY 1869

Sallie Ward OWEN b: 17 JAN 1871

Dewitt Judson OWEN b: 11 DEC 1872 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

Joseph Collins OWEN b: 12 JUL 1875

  1. Polly Narcissa OWEN was born on Jan 22 1819 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Stephen BRADLEY

Children

Melvin Monroe BRADLEY

John Flemons Tine BRADLEY

Polly Elmina BRADLEY

Sarah Margaret BRADLEY

Mildred BRADLEY

  1. John Wade OWEN was born on Jan 12 1821 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Asenath Louisa PREWETT

Children

Samuel Tine OWEN

Sarah Acenith OWEN

Armintha C OWEN

Saphronia M OWEN

Louisa Melissa OWEN

John Allen OWEN

William Travis OWEN

  1. Zachariah Marion MONK

Children

Narcissa Cynthia Ann MONK

Nancy Maranza MONK

Sarah Sallie MONK

Mary C MONK

Elizabeth MONK

Silas Johnston MONK

Zachariah MONK

  1. Julia Melissa OWEN was born on Feb 24 1825 in Alabama.  Richard Jr MOORE

* Married: in Al

Children

Sarah Ann MOORE

Charlotte Narcissa MOORE

Margaret MOORE

Jeptha MOORE

Cordilia MOORE

  1. Ishmael David OWEN was born on Nov 7 1826 in Alabama.  Hannah A A DANIEL

Children

Sallie Elizabeth H OWEN

Polly OWEN

George OWEN

Marriage 2 Sarah CLARK

Children

Samuel Tines OWEN

William Randolph OWEN

John Bunyan OWEN

Jerome OWEN

Marriage 3 Rebecca HARBROUGH

  1. Betsy Isabella OWEN was born on Oct 16 1828 in Alabama.  William Meredith BROWN

Children

William Andrew Marshall BROWN

Laura Ardelia BROWN

Sarah Elmina BROWN

James Matthew T BROWN

Jeff Davis BROWN

John Flemmons BROWN

Dennis Elijah BROWN

  1. Priscilla Matilda OWEN was born on Jan 31 1831 in Alabama.  George Washington STEPHENS

Children

David Allen STEPHENS

Mary C STEPHENS

Samuel Tine STEPHENS

George William Norton STEPHENS

Sallie M STEPHENS

Roxie STEPHENS

John H STEPHENS

Elmer Lorenzo STEPHENS

  1. Sarah Emeritus OWEN was born on Apr 15 1833 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 John Wesley BROWN

* Married: ABT 1850 in Baxter, Alb

Children

William Wesley BROWN b: 7 MAY 1851 in Baxter, Al

Stanley BROWN

Marriage 2 Simeon Derolle Washington LaFayette DAVIS b: 24 AUG 1825 in Montgomery Co, AL

* Married: ABT 1856

Children

Judge Aaron DAVIS b: 1859 in Tx

Joella DAVIS b: 1858 in Tx

Beauregard Arlington Lee DAVIS b: 6 JUN 1862 in Cooke Co, Tx

Sarai Addiline DAVIS b: 1863 in Tx

Simeon Dekalb Washington Lafayette DAVIS b: 1 JAN 1864 in Cooke Co, Tx

Marriage 3 James HANNAH

* Married: 8 AUG 1866 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

Children

James Oscar HANNAH b: 27 MAY 1870 in Henderson Co, Tx

John Wade HANNAH b: in Athens, Henderson, Tx

Marriage 4 S T BRINSON

* Married: 4 APR 1878 in Athens, Henderson Co, Tx

  1. Rebecca Elmira OWEN was born on Nov 10 1835 in Alabama.  Marriage 1 Stephen BRADLEY

Children

Lona BRADLEY

Milissa BRADLEY

  1. Martha Maranza OWEN was born on Apr 1 1838 in Alabama.  She died on Feb 16 1880 in Henderson Co, Texas.  Marriage 1 John Washington GAUNTT b: 29 DEC 1829 in Newberry Co, SC

* Married: 11 JAN 1855 in Tx

Children

James Bazel GAUNTT

William Washington GAUNTT

John Randolph GAUNTT

Robert Lee GAUNTT

Sallie Elizabeth GAUNTT

Roxy GAUNTT

Eula GAUNTT

Dewitt Talmadge GAUNTT

Martha Maran Owen GAUNTT

1. William Randolph Owen born 7 May 1841 Marriage  Finette Adeline BOLES.  He was imprisoned and died in a New York prison.

Children

William Randolph Jr OWEN

25.  Kindred Karter KNIGHT was born on Dec 18 1802 in , Edgecombe County, Nc.  He died in Aug 1863 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

He was married to Nancy M KENNON (CANNON) on Jan 12 1826. Nancy M KENNON (CANNON) was born in Montgomery, Alabama.

He was married to Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN (daughter of John Bunyan OWEN and Elinor HUGGINS) in 1846 in , , Al. Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN was born on Dec 24 1819 in , Randolph County, Al.  She died on Nov 7 1892 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She was buried on Nov 8 1892 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.    Kindred Karter KNIGHT and Epsey Jennings (Hesibah) OWEN had the following children:

Berry Niece KNIGHT was born on Feb 5 1847 in , Lowndes, Al.  She died on Jul 2 1886.

John David KNIGHT was born on Jan 5 1849 in , Lowndes, Al.  He died on Nov 17 1913.

Andrew Jackson KNIGHT -twin was born on Apr 25 1851 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 22 1910 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He was buried on Sep 23 1910 in Davis Cemetary, Henderson, Texas, Texas.

George Washington KNIGHT- twin was born on Apr 25 1851 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Feb 15 1926 in , , Texas.  He was buried in , , Texas.

Thomas Britton KNIGHT was born in 1852 in Athens, Henderson, Tx..  He died on Apr 18 1873.

Frances Missouri KNIGHT was born on Nov 26 1853 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died on Jul 29 1934.

Thorna KNIGHT was born in 1854 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died in 1873.

Rebecca Martha KNIGHT- twin was born on Jun 20 1857 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died on Dec 16 1917.

Jessie Malissa KNIGHT- twin was born on Jun 20 1857 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  She died in 1926.

Judge Martin KNIGHT- twin was born on Apr 28 1859 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Feb 7 1921 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

General Manion KNIGHT- twin was born on Apr 28 1859 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 14 1939 in Athens, Henderson, Texas.  He was buried in Athens, Henderson, Texas.

Samuel Foreman KNIGHT was born on Oct 18 1861 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.  He died on Sep 14 1939.

Kindred was blessed with three sets of Twins after arriving in the Athens Area Set 1 Andrew Jackson KNIGHT/George Washington KNIGHT; Set 2 Rebecca Martin  KNIGHT/Jessie Mailssa KNIGHT; Set 3 Judge Martin KNIGHT/General Manion Knight.  Kindred arrived in Athens after forming a party in South Carolina intending to sail around the horn and settle in California due to the Gold Rush. While sailing along the Florida Coast, Cholera broke out on ship and they were denied landing for resupply.
Rounding Florida into the Gulf of Mexico the group ran their ship on to ground some where along the Alabama coast. The families of Foreman, Knight, and Owen then moved from Alabama through Louisana into East Texas, there the families found a beautiful resting spot in Henderson County there they setled and started farming.

26.  John Whitaker KNIGHT was born on Sep 28 1803 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

He was married to Sarah TAYLOR. Sarah TAYLOR died in 1850.

27.  Julia Parker KNIGHT was born on May 3 1805 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  She died on Dec 17 1885.

She was married to John Victor DAVIS.

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This is a work in progress. As I find new information I will update these entries.  ~ Dawna

28.  James Foreman KNIGHT was born on Jan 9 1807 in Chester County, S.C.

1880 Census Montgomery, Alabama shows James Foreman Knight living with daughter Mary Elizabeth Knight HUDGENS and family.

He was married to Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION (daughter of Robert E CHAMPION and Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN) on Jan 18 1835. Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION was born on Jul 1 1813 in Chester County, S.C. Died June 1886 Naftels Alabama. Buried: Rocky Mount, Crenshaw Alabama. Source – geneology sheet by Louise Knight. Information Bonner Frizzell.

1880 census spell name as Elisabeth Knight. This census also shows Elizabeth living with daughter Nancy Lucindia and son in law William J. Hillard.

James Foreman KNIGHT and Elizabeth “Betsy” CHAMPION had the following children:

  1. Susannah KNIGHT was born in 1839.
  2. ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT.
  3. Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT.
  4. JULIA PARKER KNIGHT was born on Apr 1845.
  5. Nancy Lucindia KNIGHT.
  6. Thomas Darlan KNIGHT.

29.  Clarinda Loveworth KNIGHT was born on Nov 3 1809 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to William BURGESS.

30.  Elizabeth Mildred KNIGHT was born on Dec 9 1810 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to George W. DILLARD.

31.  Charity Matilda KNIGHT was born on Dec 11 1812 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

She was married to Alexander TUCKER.

32.  William Allen KNIGHT was born on Mar 15 1814 in , Edgecmb, Nc.

He was married to Elizabeth HELM.

33.  Mary Parmelia KNIGHT was born on May 7 1817 in Edgecomb, , North Carolina.  She died on Jun 6 1844.

She was married to Robert Green CHAMPION (son of Robert E CHAMPION and Nancy Agnes CAUTHEN). Robert Green CHAMPION was born on Mar 16 1815.  He died in 1899 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas.  Mary Parmelia KNIGHT and Robert Green CHAMPION had the following children:

  1. Elizabeth E CHAMPION was born about 1836 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  She died after Oct 21 1850.
  2. Arabella Mildred CHAMPION.
  3. Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION.
  4. Nancy M CHAMPION.

Note: Grady, Alabama, which was originally known as Tucker’s Store until the early 20th century. Grady was originally in Crenshaw County, but later became part of Montgomery County when the county boundaries changed. Some of the following information was taken from the 1880 Census Tuckers Store, Montgomery, Alabama.

SEVENTH GENERATION

 

60.  ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT was born on May 16 1840 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Jan 4 1906 in Montgomery Alabama. (photo)

Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama

Grave Stone

1900 census Robert S. Knight

Name:           Robert L. Knight

Home in 1880:   Tuckers Store, Montgomery, Alabama

Age:     40

Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1840

Birthplace:        Alabama

Relation to Head of Household:             Self (Head)

Spouse’s Name:            Elisabeth A.

Father’s birthplace:        North Carolina

Mother’s birthplace:       South Carolina

Neighbors:        View others on page

Occupation:      Farmer

Marital Status:   Married

Race:    White

Gender:            Male

Household Members:

Name    Age

Robert L. Knight            40

Elisabeth A. Knight        29

William G. Knight           12

John K. Knight               10

Emma G. Knight            4

Robert L. Knight            5M

1900 Census shows address as 353 Herron St (West End)

Montgomery, AL 36104

He was married to Elizabeth D NIBLETT (daughter of Caleb NIBLET and Mary A. COOK) on Oct 18 1866. Elizabeth D NIBLETT was born about 1835.  Elizabeth married Robert in 1866 when her youngest, Frannie was about 5 years old.  ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT and Elizabeth D NIBLETT had the following children:

  1. William Green KNIGHT was born in 1868.
  2. John K KNIGHT was born in 1870.

He was married to ELIZABETH ANN MANN (daughter of Joseph MANN and Emaline Ann SHEPHERD) on May 4 1874. ELIZABETH ANN MANN was born on Dec 29 1850 in Alabama.  She died on Oct 24 1904 in Montgomery, Alabama. (photo)

1900 census Elabeth A Knight.

ROBERT LEVI KNIGHT and ELIZABETH ANN MANN had the following children:

  1. Emma Gertrude KNIGHT was born on Jul 25 1875 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jan 15 1931.  unmarried Burial at Oakwood Cemetery , Montgomery Montgomery County Alabama (In 1904 Emma’s Mom Elizabeth died at the age of 53. Emma took care of the remaining children at home.Left at home were Thomas, Franklin, and Clifford.  Robert, Rosa and Katy were all married in 1904 before Mom Elizabeth died.)
  2. Eugenia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on Feb 3 1877 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Oct 18 1878.  unmarried
  3. James Foreman KNIGHT was born on Mar 25 1878 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died in Jan 1879.  unmarried
  4. Robert Luther KNIGHT.
  5. Rosa Lou KNIGHT.
  6. Mary Will KNIGHT was born about 1884 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  unmarried
  7. Katie Lee KNIGHT.
  8. Thomas Dillon KNIGHT was born on Mar 3 1888 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died on Nov 4 1934.
  9. Joseph Franklin KNIGHT.
  10. Clifford Dale KNIGHT.

61.  Mary Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on Jan 5 1843 in Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Nov 24 1900 in Luverne, Alabama.

She was married to Josiah HUDGENS. Josiah HUDGENS was born on Nov 14 1830 in Montgomery Alabama.

63.  Nancy Lucindia KNIGHT was born on Jul 4 1849 in Rocky Mount Crenshaw, Alabama.  She died on Apr 4 1883.

She was married to WILLIAM JASON ANDREW JACKSON HILLIARD on Apr 4 1869.

64.  Thomas Darlan KNIGHT was born on Mar 5 1847 in Rocky Mount Crenshaw, Alabama.  He died on Jun 16 1898.

He was married to Deborah STROUD. Deborah STROUD was born in 1851.

66.  Arabella Mildred CHAMPION was born about 1838.  She died before Oct 13 1905.

She was married to James C GAUNTT on Aug 6 1857 in Henderson Co, TX.  Arabella Mildred CHAMPION and James C GAUNTT had the following children:

  1. Texana GAUNTT was born in 1861 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  2. Leroy GAUNTT was born in Dec 1864 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  3. William Charles GAUNTT was born on Feb 19 1867 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.  He died on Oct 17 1934 in Athens, Henderson, Tx.
  4. Adeline S. GAUNTT was born in Mar 1871 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  5. Mary GAUNTT was born in 1873 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  6. Jeffie GAUNTT was born in Mar 1875 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  7. Daisy GAUNTT was born in 1877 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  8. Sibby E. GAUNTT was born in Feb 1881 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.
  9. James Robert GAUNTT was born on Mar 6 1883 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.  He died on Jun 2 1967 in LaRue, Henderson, TX.

67.  Lorenzo Dowe CHAMPION was born on Mar 8 1840.  He died on Jul 30 1870.

He was married to Tersy Jane CROXTON (daughter of Eliza Minter CROXTON SR and Nancy Lucinda CHAMPION) on Jan 27 1867. Tersy Jane CROXTON was born on Mar 12 1843.  She died on Dec 9 1917.

68.  Nancy M CHAMPION was born about 1841 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  She died after Jul 28 1860.

She was married to William MASENGALE. (photo)

EIGHTH GENERATION

 

74.  Robert Luther KNIGHT was born on Dec 9 1879 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died on May 5 1940.

He was married to Hattie Pearl BOOTHE (daughter of John Kendrick BOOTHE and Lou Aurelia NELSON) on Jan 18 1904.  Robert Luther KNIGHT and Hattie Pearl BOOTHE had the following children:

  1. Mable KNIGHT.
  2. Mary KNIGHT was born on May 17 1919 in Montgomery Alabama.  She died on May 17 1919 in Montgomery Alabama.
  3. Ruben Emmanuel KNIGHT was born on Sep 5 1912 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Oct 9 1921 in Montgomery Alabama.
  4. Vernon Terrell KNIGHT was born on Dec 8 1914 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Jul 27 1917 in Montgomery Alabama.

75.  Rosa Lou KNIGHT was born on Apr 27 1883 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Jan 6 1931.

She was married to William A Shepard on May 15 1904.

77.  Katie Lee KNIGHT was born on May 10 1886 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Apr 14 1958.  1920 Census show name as Katy.

She was married to William Peeke PARISH on May 15 1904. William Peeke PARISH was born Mar 8 1883  in Lapine, Montgomery, Alabama. He died May 2 1924. He is buried at Saint Margarets Cemetery
Montgomery Montgomery CountyAlabama, USA. Photo taken by Denise.

Gravestone

79.   Joseph Franklin KNIGHT was born on Feb 22 1891 in Lapine, Montgomery, Alabama.  He died on Oct 28 1943.  He was buried on Oct 30 1943 in Mesa City Cementary, Mesa, Maricopa, Az. (photo)

He was married to Buelah May PILKINTON (photo) (daughter of Orville Calvin PILKINTON (photo) and Minerva Elizabeth Izora (Maggie) DIAL (LIZZIE) photo) on Mar 23 1912 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al. Buelah May PILKINTON was born on Apr 19 1894 in Columbia, Maury, Tn.  She died on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She was buried on Apr 19 1928 in Oakwood Cementary, Montgomery.

Joseph Franklin KNIGHT and Buelah May PILKINTON had the following children:

  1. Thora Oraphene KNIGHT.
  2. Oneita KNIGHT.
  3. Juanita KNIGHT.
  4. Elvia Elizabeth KNIGHT.
  5. Frances May KNIGHT. (Find A Grave)
  6. Aubrey Calvin (AC) KNIGHT. (Find A Grave)
  7. Joseph Callis (JC) KNIGHT. (Find A Grave)
  8. John Franklin KNIGHT was born on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery Alabama.  He died on Apr 17 1928 in Montgomery Alabama.  Born premature. Mother died same day from pneumonia.

Joseph Franklin KNIGHT was married to Josephine Pearl SAYERS one year after the death of Buelah.

80.  Clifford Dale KNIGHT was born on Nov 8 1892 in Lapine, Montgomery, Al.  He died in Apr 1955.

He was married to Bell WILLIAMSON on Aug 23 1911.

Glifford on the 1910 Census.

NINTH GENERATION

 

94.  Thora Oraphene KNIGHT was born on Jun 16 1912 in Montgomery Alabama. (photo) She died in 1989. (photo)

She was married to Vere CLUFF on Jan 19 1934.

Thora Oraphene KNIGHT and Vere CLUFF had the following children:

  1. Male CLUFF.
  2. Male CLUFF.
  3. Male CLUFF.
  4. Male CLUFF.

95.  Oneita KNIGHT was born on Apr 25 1914 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Jan 17 1947.  She was buried in Mesa Cemetary, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. (photo)

She was married to Vernon Cornelious FURR on May 18 1933.  Oneita KNIGHT and Vernon Cornelious FURR (photo) had the following children:

  1. Shirley FURR.
  2. Richard Melvin FURR.
  3. Vernita FURR.
  4. Pam FURR.

96.  Juanita KNIGHT was born on Apr 25 1914 in Montgomery, Montgomery, Al.  She died on Feb 16 1963. (photo)

She was married to Laurence KANE on May 18 1933.  She was divorced from Laurence KANE on Jun 6 1934.

She was married to Jewel William PARKER on Jan 4 1947.

97.  Elvia Elizabeth KNIGHT was born on May 5 1916 in Montgomery Alabama. (photo)

She was married to Gerald JOHNSON on Jul 28 1935.  She was divorced from Gerald JOHNSON on Sep 28 1939.

She was married to Rex HOPPER on Oct 2 1939.

98. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama. (photo) She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.  Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona.At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”                                      Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Frances also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Frances was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

She was divorced from LEON HYRUM PHELPS (photo). LEON HYRUM PHELPS (son of Orson Ashael PHELPS and Rebecca Hannah ALLEN (family photo) was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payson Arizona.

Frances May KNIGHT and LEON HYRUM PHELPS had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

She was married to Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr  (photo) (son of Henry Sr MILLER and Anna Maria FETZER) on May 25 1944. Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Baveria, Germany.  Frances May KNIGHT and Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).
  2. Richard Kent MILLER.
  3. Living Male MILLER.

99. Male KNIGHT was born on Apr 2 1921 in Montgomery Alabama.

He was married to Dorothy Louise ACKERS on Dec 13 1942.  He was divorced from Dorothy Louise ACKERS.

He was married to Virginia Lodema SAVAGE on Jul 2 1949.

101.  Joseph Callis (JC) KNIGHT was born on Jan 23 1926 in Montgomery Alabama.

He was married to BRUNDAGE.

TENTH GENERATION

109.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (photo) (son of Clarence William LARSON (photo) and Signa Vera PEARSON (photo) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grandkids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetary where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.

110.  Richard Kent MILLER was born on Jan 1 1946 in Salt Lake City Utah. (photo) Died Jan 23 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah

William Randolph Owen

Descendants of Matthew WING

This is a work in progress. I am not an expert. There are wonderful Wing researchers who are. I add links when ever I can.

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Matthew WING WING(E) [WYNGE] was born about 1549 in (Unknown), England.  He died between Oct 16 1614 and Oct 19 1614 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. He is first mentioned with his wife, when their second son, Thomas, was christened April 21, 1576, in St. Mary’s Church, Banbury, England. Matthew was born in the days of the boy king, Edward IV, prior to the time of Queen Mary, “The Bloody Queen,” who tried to stamp out the Protestant Church established by her father. She had her half-sister, Princess Elizabeth, imprisoned at Woodstock, only a few miles from the home of Matthew Wing. Upon the death of Queen Mary, the half-sister became Queen Elizabeth, and restored the Protestant Church of England, and not only persecuted Catholics, but included all other sects who would not join the state church. At that time the Puritans were very strong, and even had a majority in the House of Commons, but they could not pass any religious legislation because of the Queen. Information found here.

1. Luke WING(E) b: EST 1574 in (Unknown), England

2.  Thomas WING(E) [Wynge] c: 21 APR 1576 in Banbury, St. Mary, Oxfordshire, England

3. Sibill WING(E) c: 26 JAN 1578 in Banbury, St. Mary, Oxfordshire, England

4. Elizabeth WING(E) c: 20 MAR 1579 in Banbury, St. Mary, Oxfordshire, England

5. Elizabeth WING(E) c: 08 OCT 1581 in Banbury, St. Mary, Oxfordshire, England

6. John WING(E) c: 12 JAN 1584 in Banbury, St. Mary’s, Oxfordshire, England

7. Matthew [Matthias] WING(E) c: 27 FEB 1586 in Banbury, St. Mary, Oxfordshire, England

8. James WING(E) c: 01 FEB 1587 in Banbury, St. Mary, Oxfordshire, England

9. Sarah WING(E) [Whynge] c: 12 JAN 1589 in Banbury, St. Mary, Oxfordshire, England

10. Joane [Joana] WING(E) c: 25 DEC 1592 in Banbury, St. Mary, Oxfordshire, England

He was married to Mary about 1573 in England. Mary was born about 1552 in England.  She died before Jul 24 1613 in Banbury, Oxon, England.  Matthew WING WING(E) [WYNGE] and Mary had the following children:

  1. Rev. John WING.

SECOND GENERATION

2.  Rev. John WING was christened on Jan 12 1584 in Banbury, St. Mary’s, Oxfordshire, England.  He died between Nov 2 1629 and Aug 4 1630 in probate (will-proved), St. Mary Aldermary, London, London, ENG. At this time the church was no longer Catholic, and Queen Elizabeth was trying to force all to worship in the Church of England. John Wing entered Oxford School at 14 years of age. The records show: “John Winge of Oxen pleb St. Albans Hall, 15 October, 1599, age 14.” On February 12, 1603, he was invested at Queens College with the degree, Bachelor of Arts. John was then 25 years of age and Deborah was 18 at the time of their marriage.

He was married to Deborah BACHILER (daughter of Rev. Stephen BACHILER). Rev. Stephen BACHILER. trained under the famous minister, Roger Williams (circa 1603-1683), who came to America and founded Rhode Island.  He became Vicar of Wherwell, now Horell, Hants, on January 26, 1587.  On August 9, 1605, he was ejected from living for Puritanism.  He organized the Plough Company of emigrants and landed in New England on June 5, 1632. In 1654 he returned to England and died there in 1660.  He was the ancestor of Whittier, Daniel Webster, and William Pitt Fessenden. This information found here. Rev. Stephen Batchelder, Vicar of Wherwell, who refused to comply with the requirements of the Crown, was deprived of his church at Wherwell in 1603. He became a Presbyterian, and was interested in the Puritan movement, as was John Wing (Ref: “The Batchelder Genealogy,” pp. 82-87). Information found here.

Deborah BACHILER was born about 1592 in Wherwell, Hampshire, England.  She died before 1653 in Yarmouth, (now Barnstable), PC.  Rev. John WING and Deborah BACHILER had the following children:

  1. Debora(h) WING was christened on Oct 12 1609 in Stroud (now Strood), St. Nicholas, Kent, England.  She died before Aug 27 1680.
  2. John ll WING was christened on Sep 1 1611 in Strood, St. Nicholas, Kent, England.  He died about Apr 1699 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  3. Daniel WING.
  4. Joseph WING was born on Nov 5 1618 in Hamburg, Saxony, (now Germany).  He died in almost certainly died young.
  5. Stephen WING.
  6. unnamed daughte WING was born in 1625.
  7. Matthew WING was born after 1627 in The Hague, Netherlands.  He died before 1653 in Stroud, Kent, ENGLAND.

DEBORAH BATCHELOR, as a widow, sailed across the Atlantic aboard the ship “William and Frances” with her father, Rev. STEVEN BATCHELOR, and her four sons, landing at Boston, Massachusetts, on June 5, 1632.  They settled at Sandwich on Cape Cod.  She is believed to be the Goodwife Wing who died in Harwich, Massachusetts in 1692. ~ Info from here.

THIRD GENERATION

Very Cool ~ Historic Wing Sites of Sandwich Massachusetts

5.  Daniel WING was born about 1616 in poss. Sandwich, Kent, England.  He died 10 MAR 1697/98 i in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

He was married to Hannah SWIFT. Hannah SWIFT (daughter of  Robert Swyft b. 1549 and Bridget Hastings 1553 England)  was born about 1620 in Bermondsey, Surrey, ENG.  She died on Jan 31 1664/65 in Sandwich, PC.  Daniel WING and Hannah SWIFT had the following children:

  1. Hannah WING was born on Jul 28 1643 in Sandwich, PC.
  2. She died between 1704 and 1709 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  3. Mary WING was born Birth: 13 NOV 1650 in Daniel Wing Homestead, Sandwich, PC.
  4. He died before Sep 29 1701 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  5. Hepzibah WING was born on Nov 7 1654 in Sandwich, PC.
  6. John WING.
  7. Beulah WING was born on Nov 6 1658 in Sandwich, PC.  She died after Mar 3 1715 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  8. Deborah WING was born in Nov 1660 in Sandwich, PC.  She died after Aug 21 1711 in Bristol Twp., Bucks, PA.

7.  Stephen WING was born in 1621 in prob. Flushing, Zeeland, Netherlands.  He died on Apr 24 1710 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

He was married to SARAH BRIGGS on Jan 7 1654/55 in Sandwich, PC. SARAH BRIGGS was born between 1635 and 1641 in Lynn or Sandwich.  She died on Mar 26 1689 in Sandwich, Barnstable, PC.  Stephen WING and SARAH BRIGGS had the following children:

  1. Stephen WING was born on Sep 2 1656 in Sandwich, PC.  He died on Mar 26 1676 in Seekonk, PC.  The King Philip Indian War came in 1675-6. Nathaniel, Stephen’s oldest son is known to have been a soldier. Sandwich furnished five men to fill the ranks of Captain Michael Peirse’s Plymouth Company – Benjamin Nye, John Gibbs, Stephen Wing, Daniel Bessey and Caleb Blake. The Stephen Wing here mentioned was the first born son of Stephen and Sarah (Briggs), at that time twenty years of age. Young Stephen was killed, March 26, 1676, in the massacre of his company by the Indians under Cananchet at Seekonk. And so the Wings of Sandwich were among the very first to sacrifice their lives in the defense of the Colony which had so venomously persecuted them because of their religion.
  2. Sarah WING was born on Feb 5 1658/59 in Sandwich, PC.  She died on Aug 26 1720 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
  3. John WING was born on Sep 25 1661 in Sandwich, PC.  He died on Sep 21 1728 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusett.
  4. Abigail WING was born on May 1 1664 in Sandwich, PC.  She died after Dec 2 1700 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.  Dr. Conway P. Wing states that she died unmarried. She is mentioned in her father’s will, Dec. 2, 1700, and is left a legacy of twenty shillings. She was at that time 36 years of age and apparently unmarried. It is generally believed that she remained with her father and kept house for him in the “Old Fort House” after the death of her mother in 1689. No record has been preserved of her death. BEF 02 OCT 1700 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
  5. Elisha WING.
  6. Ebenezer WING was born on Jul 11 1671 in Sandwich, PC.  He died on Feb 24 1738 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  7. Matthew WING was born on Mar 1 1673/74 in Sandwich, PC.  He died between Jan 8 1724 and Jul 21 1724 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.

He was married to Ose(i)th-Os(h)ea(h) DILLINGHAM about Oct 1646 in Sandwich, PC. Osheah DILLINGHAM was christened on Feb 10 1621/22 in Cotesbach, St. Mary, Leicester, England.  She died on Apr 29 1654 in Sandwich, PC.  Stephen WING and Oshea DILLINGHAM had the following children:

  1. Nathaniel WING was born before Mar 2 1646/47 in Fort House, Sandwich, PC.  He died about Nov 1722 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  2. Ephraim WING was born on Apr 2 1649 in Sandwich, PC.  He died before Dec 10 1649 in Sandwich, PC.
  3. Mercy WING was born on Nov 13 1650 in Sandwich, PC.  He died in Sandwich, PC.
  4. Deborah WING was born about 1653 in Fort House, Sandwich, PC.

FOURTH GENERATION

15.  John WING was born on Nov 14 1656 in Sandwich, PC.  He died on Aug 1 1717 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

He was married to Martha SPOONER (DAVOL) before Mar 8 1683/84 in Dartmouth, PC. Martha SPOONER (DAVOL) was born about 1658 in Dartmouth, PC.  She died after Nov 29 1730 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.  John WING and Martha SPOONER (DAVOL) had the following children:

  1. Desire WING.

22.  Elisha WING was born on Feb 2 1668/69 in Sandwich, PC Massachusetts.  He died BET 08 JUN 1752 AND 19 MAY 1757 in in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

He was married to Mehitable BUTLER on Mar 12 1689/90 in Sandwich, Barnstable, PC Mass. Mehitable BUTLER was born about 1671 in Sandwich, PC Mass.  She died on Nov 9 1731 in Rochester (now Wareham), Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Elisha WING and Mehitable BUTLER had the following children:

  1. Judah WING was born about 1692 in Rochester (now Wareham), Barnstable (now Plymouth), Massachusetts.  He died about 1740.
  2. Sarah WING was born about 1695 in Rochester (now Wareham), Barnstable (now Plymouth), Massachusetts.  She died between Sep 7 1750 and Jun 8 1752 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  3. Jedediah WING.
  4. Elizabeth WING was born on Mar 21 1700 in Rochester (now Wareham), Barnstable (now Plymouth), Massachusetts.  She died about Jun 20 1756 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  5. Butler WING was born on Sep 17 1702 in Rochester (now Wareham), Barnstable (now Plymouth), Massachusetts.  He died before Mar 9 1769 in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusett.
  6. Mehitable WING was born on Aug 4 1705 in Rochester (now Wareham), Barnstable (now Plymouth), Massachusetts.  She died  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachuset in 03 FEB 1767.
  7. Abigail WING died about 1708 in Rochester (now Wareham), Plymouth, Massachusetts.  She was born on Apr 30 1708 in Rochester (now Wareham), Plymouth, Massachusetts.

FIFTH GENERATION

29.  Desire WING died after 1761 in The Oblong, Dutchess, New York.  She was born 03 FEB 1699/0 in Rochester, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

She was married to Phineas CHASE on Jul 1 1719 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Phineas CHASE was born on Feb 3 1693 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.  He died about Jun 1770 in Pawling, Dutchess, New York.  Desire WING and Phineas CHASE had the following children:

  1. Daniel CHASE.

32.  Jedediah WING was born on Jan 29 1697 in Rochester (now Wareham), Barnstable.  He died about 1763 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.

He was married to Elizabeth GIFFORD (daughter of Gershom GIFFORD and Deborah BOWERMAN) on Dec 18 1734 in Agawam (now Wareham). Elizabeth GIFFORD was born about 1715 in Plymouth (Agawam, now Wareham), Plymouth, Massahusetts.  She died after Aug 30 1787 in Easton, Saratoga, New York.  Jedediah WING and Elizabeth GIFFORD had the following children:

  1. Abigail WING was born on Sep 14 1735 in Rochester (now Wareham), Plymouth,.  She died about Mar 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts.
  2. Matthew WING was born on Apr 8 1737 in Rochester (now Wareham), Plymouth,.  He died on Jun 8 1756 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.
  3. Mehitable WING was born on Mar 27 1738 in Rochester (now Wareham), Plymouth,.  She died on Sep 14 1812 in Chatauqua, Chatauqua, New York. m. William Prendergast Children: Matthew, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, James, Dr. Jedidiah, Martin, John Jeffery, Susanna, Eleanor, Martha, William, Elisha
  4. Elihu WING was born on Aug 31 1741 in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  He died about 1785 in White Plains, Westchester, New York.
  5. Gershom WING was born on Feb 2 1744/45 in Quaker Hill, The Oblong, Dutches NY.  He died in 1825  near Farmersville, Canada West Ontario
  6. Deborah WING was born on Feb 6 1746/47 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.  She died about 1782.
  7. Elisha WING was born on Apr 16 1748 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.
  8. Prince WING.
  9. Elizabeth WING was born on Apr 16 1755 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.
  10. Dorcas WING was born on Sep 4 1757 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.  She died on Apr 17 1846 in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York.

SIXTH GENERATION

37.  Daniel CHASE was born on Jan 9 1720 in in of Tiverton, Newport, RI.  He died in Providence, Saratoga, New York.

He was married to Hannah TALLMAN COOK on Aug 7 1740 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI. Hannah TALLMAN COOK was born on Nov 15 1715 in Tiverton, Bristol (now Newport), Ma.  Daniel CHASE and Hannah TALLMAN COOK had the following children:

  1. Deborah CHASE.

45.  Prince WING was born on Mar 24 1753 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.  He died on Mar 21 1843 in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York.  Prince and Deborah were both Wing descendants; Prince was descended from the Stephen Wing line and Deborah was descended from the Daniel Wing line. Prince and Deborah are both buried at Greenfield, Saratoga Co., New York.

Prince was employed or working as a Magistrate at Greenfield, Saratoga, NY, USA. He lived in Butternuts, Gilbertsville, Otsego, NY, USA. He was born on 4 March 1753. He was the son of Jedediah Wing and Elizabeth Gifford.

Prince, age 22, married Deborah Chase, age 21, , daughter of Daniel Chase and Hannah Tallman, in August 1775.

Prince Wing removed to Quaker Hill to Greenfield, Saratoga Cty., NY. In 1786.

Prince Wing died on 21 March 1843 in Greenfield, Saratoga, NY, USA,, at the age of 90 years and 17 days.

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Basic Wing History 101

This section is for those of you who have just realized a need to know more about your Wing family roots. This is basic Wing History 101. However, for as much as we have discovered of our history, there is still so much to research and to learn. Please, don’t think that we know it all because we don’t.

Our history, as far back as we can go with any certainty and proof, takes us to the village of Banbury, Oxenshire, England to the home and Tailor Shop of our ancestor, Matthew Wynge. Matthew was born about 1548 presumably in England. Matthew’s wife and the mother of all of his children was Mary. That is one of the things left to discover, Mary’s last name. At this point in time we haven’t a clue.

For our purposes, we need to turn the calendar back to January 12, 1584 where we would find Matthew, Mary and their two sons, Fulke and Thomas and their two year old daughter, Elizabeth, in the chapel of the medieval St. Mary’s Church where they are celebrating the baptism of thier infant son, John. This infant male would be our ancestor, the Reverend John Wing.

At the age of fourteen John Wing entered Oxford University; “John Wynge of Oxon, pleb. St. Alban’s Hall, 15 October, 1599, aged 14.” He accomplished his studies and on February 12, 1603, Queen’s College invested him with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. It would be interesting to know what he did between his graduation in 1603 and 1609, but there again, that is something yet to be learned. What we do know is that he married Deborah Bachiler about 1608/09.

Deborah Bachiler Wing was born about 1592 at Wherwell, Hampshire, England, the daughter of Reverend Stephen Bachiler and his wife, Anne Bates (?). Anne’s last name is yet to be proven conclusively. You will learn much about Rev. Stephen Bachiler as you delve deeper into your Wing history written by more accomplished writers than myself. Suffice it to say that the good reverend is just one more reason to be proud of your heritage.

What we are sure of at this time is that Rev. John Wing and his wife, Deborah had four sons and one daughter. We have reason to believe that there were more but, once again, we haven’t the proof to support that theory. The family was well traveled and moved frequently as John Wing’s ministry took him to a variety of exciting places. The family finally wound up at the Hague in Holland where Rev. John Wing became a minister of some importance. He preached to the Winter Queen, Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia, the daughter of King James the First. Rev. Wing also wrote five books of sermons that have recently become available. We have also learned very recently that he communicated with the Ambassador of England to the Hague, Sir Dudley Carleton.

Sometime around 1628 or 1629 the Wing family returned to England and settled in London. We know this because Rev. John Wing wrote his will at his home in the Parish of St. Mary’s Aldermary, London England on November 2, 1629. From his books and the letter that he wrote to Sir Dudley Carleton we have reason to believe that Rev. John Wing had not been in the best of health for a long time. Finally, in late July or early August, Rev. John Wing, our patriarch, succumbed to his illness and died at the approximate age of forty-six. Sadly, we have yet to learn where Rev. John Wing is buried.

Deborah Bachiler Wing was left a widow at the approximate age of thirty-eight, with one daughter, Deborah, who was married and four sons who were not married. Her oldest son, John Wing would turn nineteen about a month after his father’s death, Daniel Wing, the second son, would have been about thirteen by our estimation, Stephen, the third son, was about nine years old, and the baby, Matthew, was about two years of age. (For the most part these ages are approximations. And we are almost certain there were more children but evidently they did not survive to adulthood.)

Deborah must have spent the next two years struggling to get her own affairs in order. Perhaps she buried a child during that period of time, we may never know but we can be assured that her heart and mind were sorely taxed with the job of raising her children, managing her dead husband’s business affairs and planning for the voyage that would take her and her sons to the new world which was referred to as New England.

We don’t know how keen Deborah was to transplant herself and her sons in New England but we do know that her father, Rev. Stephen Bachiler, was determined to go there and that he was also determined that his children and grandchildren would join him. Which is how it happened that in March of 1632, Rev. Stephen Bachiler, his third wife, Helen Mason Bachiler, and Deborah Bachiler Wing, her four sons, John, Daniel, Stephen and Matthew, among many others, boarded the old wine ship, the William & Francis, and spent eighty-eight days floundering across the Atlantic ocean. Our weary, seasick ancestors arrived at Massachusetts Bay Colony on June 5, 1632.

We have a lot to thank Rev. Stephen Bachiler for but most particulary is because it was his determination that caused you to like baseball games, sing the National Anthem and vote Republican or Democrat. We cannot prove it at this time but we have every reason to believe that Rev. John Wing was also instrumental in the whole saga of the Wing migration. Had he lived, there is little doubt that Rev. Wing would have been aboard the William and Francis also.

The Wing family settled first at Lynn (Saugus) and finally made their way to Sandwich, Massachusetts, where our roots are so deeply embedded that the place is almost a shrine for the Wing family. It seems almost as though no matter how far removed we are from that place or how many years have passed since that time, Sandwich, Massachusetts is Home. It is where the Wing boys became men, took wives, buried their mother, and fathered children. Only one Wing son returned to England and that was Matthew, the youngest. John, Daniel and Stephen remained.

If your last name is Wing or you have a known descent from someone by the name of Wing, you are very likely descended from one of those three brothers, John, Daniel or Stephen.

Like I said earlier, this is Basic Wing History 101. There is so much more I could share but then you wouldn’t have the joy of exploring. Check out the links on the main page. Go to the Wing Family Online Library, visit Raymond T. Wing’s extensive Online Database that contains nearly every Wing member you would ever want to know about. Join the Wing Meeting Place at Yahoo.com where we all get together and send pictures, post files and exchange emails and make genealogy a lot of fun. Join the Wing Family of America which is proudly going on 108 years old.

Come to the reunion this summer which will take place at Seaside, Oregon. Or, join us next year, or join us in the following years, the places will be given on this website. We welcome you to the family and we are so happy that you have arrived. We want to share what we have learned with you and we so hope that you will share your history with us. It is important that we collect as much history from family members as possible.

If you are a male and your last name is Wing you might be interested in the Y-DNA program that is sponsered by the Wing Family of America, Inc. There is a link to the website that is hosted by Raymond T. Wing that will tell you all you want to know about it. It is an exciting biological journey that promises to indicate to the Wing family just exactly where in the world we come from. On the little that we have to go on at this point it seems like our earliest ancestors were Vikings.

Welcome, welcome, welcome. We are a large family with cousins in every state of the union. We cover every spectrum of religious belief and every aspect of education from the highest to the lowest. We have a diversity of ideas and we are now different races and creeds but one thing we do share in common is a pride in the Wing name and the Wing history and that makes us family.

Toni Cox Nash

December 4, 2006

updated Sept. 16, 2008

(My mother was a Wing)

Even as I write this article new discoveries about the Wing family are being made…so that this article is already out of date.

He was married to Deborah CHASE (daughter of Daniel CHASE and Hannah TALLMAN COOK) on Aug 29 1774. Deborah CHASE was born in Quaker Hll, New York.  Her married name was Deborah Wing. She was born on 1 May 1754. She was the daughter of Daniel Chase and Hannah Tallman.

Deborah, age 21, married Prince Wing, age 22, , son of Jedediah Wing and Elizabeth Gifford, in August 1775.

Deborah Chase died on 14 July 1833 in Greenfield, Saratoga, NY, USA,, at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 13 days.

HUSBAND AND WIFE, BOTH WERE WING DESCENDANTS

Prince Wing, (Jedediah Wing, Elisha Wing, Stephen Wing, Rev. John Wing, Matthew Wing) born March

4, 1753 at Quaker Hill, Dutchess County, New York. Prince died March 21, 1843 at the age of ninety-one.

Prince Wing is buried at Lawrence Cemetery, a private family burial ground at Greenfield, New York, with

his wife, Deborah Chase. On his tombstone is a carved square and compass, which is an indication that

Prince was a member of the Masonic Order.

Prince Wing married Deborah Chase in August of 1775. Deborah was born in Oblong, Dutchess County,

New York on June 9, 1754. Deborah was the daughter of Daniel Chase and Hannah Tallman Cook. She

died July 14, 1833 at Greenfield, Saratoga County, New York. Deborah is buried at Lawrence Cemetery

in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., New York, with her husband.

The father of Deborah Chase, Daniel Chase, was the son of Phineas Chase and Desire Wing. Desire

Wing was the daughter of John Wing and Martha Spooner. John Wing was the son of Daniel Wing and

Hannah Swift. Therefore, the descendants of Prince Wing and Deborah Chase descend from the lines of

Stephen Wing and Daniel Wing.

Prince Wing purchase land from his brother, Gershom Wing in 1785 at Quaker Hill. It is believed that he

moved away from there in 1786, moving to Saratoga County, New York. Prince is mentioned in deeds as

“yeoman.” Among some old records the following was found;

“At a school meeting held at Saratoga ye 3d of 12th mo. 1789, Prince Wing and Reuben Baker is

appointed to visit the school and report next meeting their satisfaction.”

Prince bought lands in Saratoga Co., New York at Milton and Greenfield. His name is mentioned

frequently in the Friends’ meeting at Butternuts and in Greenfield. Before moving to Greenfield, it is

believed that Prince and his family lived at Butternut, Otsego County, New York.

Prince Wing was a local magistrate at Greenfield, New York and was frequently called upon to conduct

litigations for his neighbors.

The U. S. Census of 1790 report him living with his family at Easton, Albany County, as Greenfield was

known at that time.

Prince Wing and Deborah Chase had the following children:

1. Asa Wing

2. Seneca Wing. Seneca died at Butternuts, Otsego, New York.

3. Hannah Wing. Hannah died at Butternuts, Otsego, New York.

4. Dorcas Wing. Born at Quaker Hill, Dutchess Co., New York. Dorcas married Samuel Benedict.

5. Elihu Wing, born October 21, 1779 at Quaker Hill. Elihu died November 29, 1864 at Greenfield,

Saratoga Co., New York at the age of eighty-five. Elihu married Sarah Manchester. Sarah was born at

Westport, Bristol Co., Massachusetts on June 10, 1797, the daughter of James Manchester and Hannah

Unknown. She died on October 4, 1827 at Greenfield, Saratoga, New York.

6. Elizabeth Wing, born about 1781 at Quaker Hill. Married Levi Tobey on February 27, 1820 at Morris,

Otsego, New York.

7. Rebecca Wing, born November 19, 1781 at Easton, Albany, New York (Greenfield), she died

November 7, 1855 at Richfield Township, Genesee, Michigan at the age of seventy-three. Rebecca

married Thomas Clark, the son of Thomas Clark and Sarah Sprague. Thomas was born at Danby,

Vermont on February 23, 1778, he died July 10, 1864 at Richfield Township, Genesee, Michigan at the

age of eighty-six.

8. William Gifford Wing, born February 2, 1782 at Quaker Hill, he died March 22, 1824 at the age of

forty-two. William was married twice; (1) Abigail Leggett on January 22, 1807 and (2) Rachel Ray on

March 28, 1817.

9. Daniel Wing, born April 5, 1794 at Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, died November 2, 1869 at

Greenfield at the age of seventy-five. Daniel is buried at Scott Cemetery in Greenfield. He married

Clarissa Manchester on February 22, 1814. She was born at Westport, Bristol Co., Massachusetts on

July 18, 1791, the daughter of James Manchester and Hannah Unknown. Clarissa died on May 9, 1870 at

the age of seventy-eight.

10. Deborah Wing, born May 29, 1796 at Greenfield, she died March 15, 1877 at Weston, Franklin, Idaho at the age of eighty. Deborah was married twice; (1) Levi Gifford on August 15, 1789. Levi died on March 4, 1860 at the age of seventy. She married (2) Lewis Peck. Lewis was the son of James Peck and Deborah Manchester.

Prince WING and Deborah CHASE had the following children:

  1. Dorcas WING was born on Sep 19 1776 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.  She died on Apr 28 1857.
  2. Asa WING was born on May 19 1778.
  3. Elihu WING died on Nov 29 1864 in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York.  He was born WING b: 21 OCT 1779 in Pawling, Dutchess, New York.
  4. Rebecca WING was born on Nov 18 1781 in Easton, Albany, New York.  She died on Nov 7 1855 in Richfield Twp., Genesee, MI.
  5. William Gifford WING was born on Feb 7 1785 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.  He died on Mar 22 1824.
  6. Seneca WING was born on Sep 23 1787.  He died about 1810 in Butternuts, Otsego, New York.
  7. Elizabeth WING was born on Oct 12 1789 in Quaker Hill, Dutchess, New York.  She died on Dec 9 1876 in Caledonia, Kent, Mich.
  8. Hannah WING was born on Jan 22 1792.  She died about 1810 in Butternuts, Otsego, New York.
  9. Daniel WING was born on Apr 5 1794 in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York.  He died on Nov 2 1869 in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York.
  10. Deborah WING.

SEVENTH GENERATION

48.  Deborah CHASE was born in Quaker Hll, New York.  Her married name was Deborah Wing. She was born on 1 May 1754. She was the daughter of Daniel Chase and Hannah Tallman.

Deborah CHASE and Prince WING had the following children:

  1. Dorcas WING.
  2. Asa WING.
  3. Elihu WING.
  4. Rebecca WING.
  5. William Gifford WING.
  6. Seneca WING.
  7. Elizabeth WING.
  8. Hannah WING.
  9. Daniel WING.
  10. Deborah WING.

58.  Deborah WING was born on May 20 1796 in Greenfield, Saratoga, Ny.  She died on Mar 15 1877 in Weston, Franklin, Id.  She was buried in Weston, Franklin Co, Idaho.

She was married to Levi GIFFORD (son of Noah GIFFORD and Mary BOWERMAN) in 1816 in Ny. Levi GIFFORD was born on Aug 15 1789 in Conway, Franklin, Ma.  He was buried in Mar 1860 in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah.  He died on Mar 4 1860 in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah.

Joseph Smith (the Mormon CHurch Founder) had his BOOK OF MORMON printed by a small shop in Palmyra, NY., in April, 1830. His father and brothers went out that spring to sell the book from farm to farm to farm in New York and upper Pennsylvania. It is documented in Mormon History that within a few weeks the original 6 members of the church had grown into hundreds and within months the following had grown into thousands. (“THE LATTER DAY SAINTS” by Robert Mullen, pages 15 – 17)

Orson and Parley Pratt were converted to Mormonism from the Cambellites religion in Ohio; they became instrumental in moving the Mormon Church headquarters to Kirtland, Ohio. In Ohio, thousands of new members were added to the rolls during 1830 – 1835.

Levi received a copy of the Book of Mormon from a younger brother.  In 1831 Levi went with his brother to Kirtland where he met the Prophet Joseph and he and his brother were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They returned home and moved his family to Ohio to gather with the Saints shortly there after.   Deborah WING and Levi GIFFORD had the following children:

  1. Priscilla GIFFORD.
  2. Benjamin Archibald GIFFORD was born about Apr 10 1821 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  He died on Feb 4 1886 in Richmond, IN.
  3. Ichabod GIFFORD was born on Apr 14 1822 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  He died after 1850.
  4. Daniel GIFFORD was born on Mar 19 1823 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  He died after 1841.
  5. William GIFFORD was born in 1828 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  He died after 1850.
  6. Phebe GIFFORD was born in 1825 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  She died before 1841.
  7. Hannah GIFFORD was born about 1829 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  She died before 1841.
  8. James Moroni GIFFORD was born on May 9 1831 in Kirtland, Lake, Oh.  He died after 1851.
  9. Levi GIFFORD Jr..

EIGHTH GENERATION

59.  Priscilla GIFFORD was born on Mar 3 1818 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  She was buried in Aug 1876 in Weston, Oneida, Id.  She died on Aug 2 1876 in Weston, Oneida, Id. (photo)

Warner HOOPES (son of Jonathan HOOPES and Rebecca WATTS) was born on Oct 29 1817 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania.  He died on Feb 13 1891 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  He was buried on Feb 13 1891 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  Warner joined the church in 1834 and moved to Kirkland, Ohio. (photo)

Warner Hoopes, son of Jonathan Hoopes and Rebecca Watts Hoopes, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, October 29, 1817. He died at Weston, Idaho February 13, 1891. His ancestors were of the Puritan stock, of the Quaker religion. His grandfather was engaged as a provision hauler in the Revolutionary War. Warner was the third child in a family of twelve children. Not being very strong as a young man, he was taught the shoemaker trade. While he was still a boy, his parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They were with the Mormons in their wanderings, and shared with the Saints the mobbings, drivings, and persecutions incident to the membership in the Church during its infancy.  Priscilla GIFFORD and Warner HOOPES had the following children:

  1. Daniel Lewis HOOPES was born on Oct 9 1849 in Smithville, Clay, Mo.  He died on Apr 20 1925 in Logan, Cache, Ut.  He was buried on Apr 23 1925 in Weston, Oneida, Id.
  2. Seth Alma HOOPES was born on Dec 16 1840 in Brown, Brown, Illinois.  He died on Sep 16 1841.
  3. Hannah Melissa HOOPES.
  4. William Warner HOOPES was born on Mar 7 1852 in Platte City, Platt, Mo.  He died on Aug 11 1858.
  5. Mary Jane HOOPES was born on Jul 25 1854 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Mo.  She died in Sep 1854.
  6. Rozina Albina HOOPES was born on Apr 8 1858 in Florence, Douglas, Nb.  She died on Aug 2 1862.
  7. Deborah Eliza HOOPES was born on Sep 26 1861 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Oct 2 1862.
  8. Rebecca Ann HOOPES.
  9. Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES.

67.  Levi GIFFORD Jr. was born on Mar 14 1837 in Kirlland, Geauga, Oh.  He was born on Mar 14 1837 in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio.  He died on Sep 23 1893 in St. Anthony, Fremont, Id.  He died on Sep 23 1893 near Marysville, Fremont, Idaho.  He was buried on Sep 25 1893 in Wilford, Madison, Id.  He has reference number 2017382.

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He was married to Caroline Jacques NEWTON in 1859 in Farmington, Davis, Utah. Caroline Jacques NEWTON was born on Dec 25 1839 in Leicester, Leicester, England.  She died on Mar 21 1881 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  She has reference number 2078169.

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NINTH GENERATION

70.  Hannah Melissa HOOPES was born on Apr 30 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jan 12 1923 in Logan, Cache, Ut.  She was buried on Jan 15 1923 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.

She was married to William MCCARREY on Jul 24 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Utah. William MCCARREY was born on Feb 12 1832 in Kirk Jerman,Peel, IOM, Eng.  He died on Nov 25 1904 in Richmond, Cache, Utah.

75.  Rebecca Ann HOOPES was born on Jun 16 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jun 22 1899 in Weston, Franklin, Id.  She was buried on Jun 25 1899 in Weston, Franklin, Id.

She was married to Matthew FIFIED. Matthew FIFIED was born in 1830 in Vermont.

76.  Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES was born on Sep 9 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pttwtt, Ia.  She died on Nov 19 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 20 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az. (photo)

She was married to Charles Hopkins ALLEN (photo) (son of Andrew Lee ALLEN and Clarinda KNAPP) on Jun 15 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. Charles Hopkins ALLEN was born on Oct 16 1830 in Burton, Cattaraugus, Ny.  He died on Feb 18 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Feb 19 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES and Charles Hopkins ALLEN had the following children:

  1. Charles Lewis ALLEN was born on May 30 1865 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 8 1944 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  2. Warner Hoopes ALLEN was born on Oct 17 1866 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 24 1932 in Prescott, Yavapai, Az.  He was buried on Feb 29 1932 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  3. Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Dec 13 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 22 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  4. John Seymour ALLEN was born on Nov 27 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jan 22 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jan 24 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  5. Theodore Knapp ALLEN was born on May 20 1872 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Sep 4 1877 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  6. Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN.
  7. Clarinda Knapp ALLEN was born on Mar 7 1876 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Aug 17 1956 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  8. Elijah ALLEN.
  9. Priscilla ALLEN was born on Dec 26 1879 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jun 21 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Jun 24 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  10. Deborah ALLEN was born on Sep 13 1881 in Richmond, Cache Co., Ut.  She was christened on Sep 21 1881 in Richmond, Cache Co., Ut.  She died on Feb 8 1973 in Menlo Park, San Mateo Co., Ca.  She was buried on Feb 12 1973 in Mesa, Maricopa Co., Az.
  11. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Apr 10 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  12. Julia ALLEN was born on May 23 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 8 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried on Jan 12 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  13. James David ALLEN was born on Nov 18 1887 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 15 1940 in Globe, Gila, Az.  He was buried on Apr 18 1940 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  14. Joseph ALLEN was born on Nov 13 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 22 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  15. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN.

TENTH GENERATION

85.  Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN was born on Mar 27 1874 in Cove, Cache, Ut.  She was christened on May 7 1874 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jan 6 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.  She was buried on Jan 9 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.

She was married to Horace Cornelius FULLER (son of Cornelius FULLER and Annie Elizabeth (Anna) LEWIS) on Jan 26 1894 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Horace Cornelius FULLER was born on Jan 2 1870 in Harrisburg, Washington, Ut.  He died on Dec 9 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

87.  Elijah ALLEN was born on Jan 22 1878 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 1 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 3 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Emma Pearl NIELSON on Oct 9 1901 in Salt Lake City Utah. Emma Pearl NIELSON was born on Apr 1 1880 in Sunset, Apache, Az.  She died on Aug 17 1931 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  Elijah ALLEN and Emma Pearl NIELSON had the following children:

  1. Elijah Cecil ALLEN.

94.  Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

She was married to Orson Ashael PHELPS (son of Hyrum Smith PHELPS (photo) and Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM (photo). Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

Rebecca Hannah ALLEN and Orson Ashael PHELPS had the following children (family photo):

  1. Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.
  2. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
  3. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
  4. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
  5. Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
  6. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

ELEVENTH GENERATION

95.  Elijah Cecil ALLEN was born on Jan 30 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Dec 16 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Marilla SOLOMON on Jun 7 1930 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Marilla SOLOMON was born on Jun 10 1903 in Shumway, Navajo, Az.  She died on Jun 2 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

97.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

99.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payeson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT (photo). Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT (photo) and Buelah Mae PILKINTON (photo)) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.  (Transcribed from Georgia Pioneers, Vol 11, No.2, p109 – May 1974)

Docttone Benjamin Geiger – b 14Nov1877; d 19Jul1957; m 24Mar1895 to Mary Ann Knight

Mary Ann Knight – b 15Oct1873; d 12Sep1942

Their Children:

Maggie Martha Lee Geiger – b 16Feb1896; m 29Mar1914 to Wm. A. Tolbert

Mamie Cansada Geiger – b 12Feb1898; d 21Sep1930; m 27Apr1923 to Jacob C. Johnson. She died in Greensboro, NC but is buried in Ashboro, NC.

Henry Bernard Geiger – b 24Aug1901; m 26Dec1926 to Maggie Lee Dixon

Bessie Lillian Geiger – b 13Nov1903; m1 Edward F. McNamara(Div) /m2 25Apr1937 to James Bryant Hearn

Wilford Hebrew Geiger – b 19Jan1905; m 15Nov1929 to Lois Reames

James Adley Geiger – b 19Sep1908; m 10Nov1920 to Mattye Clayton

Selma May Geiger – b 17May1911; m1 LeLand Webb (Div) /m2 15Dec1944 to Leon Phelps

Docttone Benjamin Geiger, Jr – b 11Jun1915; m1 Ruby Adams(Div) /m2 Eunice Roy(Div) /m3 10Mar1940 to Thelma Pritchett

Parents of Docttone Benjamin Geiger were:

John Henry Geiger – b 30Jan1830; d Jan 1913

Sarah Ann Hutto – b Apr 1831; d Aug 1931

Parents of Mary Ann Knight were:

Hiram Cranten Knight – b 5Mar1839; d 18May1918

Sarah Ann Ott – b 5Mar1843; d 26Jun1926

This Bible was in a 1915 fire, where some pages and the backs were burned off. Family Record pages were salvaged and copied by Bessie Lillian (Geiger) Hearn and contributed to the Georgia Pioneers. Mrs. Hearn will correspond with interested parties who provide SASE to 2946 14th Ave, Columbus, GA 31904.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wasatch Lawns Cemetery.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the military in Arizona.

He was married to Dorothy DALLAS. Dorothy DALLAS was born on Feb 9 1911 in Salt Lake City Utah.  She died on Feb 26 1990 in Salt Lake City Utah. They were divorced.

He was married to Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) on May 25 1944. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

+15   i. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

+16 ii.  Richard Kent MILLER.

  1. Living Male MILLER.

EIGHTH GENERATION

44.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (photo) (son of Clarence William LARSON  (photo) and Signa Vera PEARSON (photo)) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grandkids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female  MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female  LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.

Visit this web site for great info on Rev. Stephen Bachiler

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A Red-hot ‘A’ and a Lusting Divine:
Sources For The Scarlet Letter

By Frederick Newberry

The New England Quarterly

1987 — Pages 256-264
(Reprinted with permission)

While there has been no shortage of studies on Hawthorne’s literary borrowings in The Scarlet Letter, little has been found concerning historical sources if the letter A itself and virtually nothing has been uncovered concerning adulterous figures in Puritan history who might have been the prototypes of Hester Prynne and the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. We do know that by 1838, when an early version of Hester appeared in “Endicott and the Red Cross,” Hawthorne was aware of the 1694 law enacted in Salem that required a woman convicted of adultery to wear a capital A sewn conspicuously on her garments.1 Although the appearance of this law so late in the century might seem anomalous to the 1634 setting of “Endicott and the Red Cross” or to the 1642-49 setting of The Scarlet Letter, we may easily resolve the discrepancy by assuming either that Hawthorne had been influenced instead by the early seventeenth-century case of Goodwife Mendame, sentenced to wear an AD on her sleeve, or that, contrary to his usual practice, he felt the need in this instance to take liberties with the historical record.2 Yet the burning sensation described by the narrator in “The Custom House” when he places the faded badge on his breast and feels “as if the letter were not of red cloth, but red-hot iron” and Hester’s searing torment when observers fix their eyes on the emblem, cause it to be “branded … afresh into Hester’s soul,” may well be based on an actual incident.3 In three separate sources, Hawthorne could have read about a woman who, at a moment very close to the novel’s setting, had the letter A branded upon her. Perhaps just as curious, this woman was married to a former Puritan minister who had been previously censured for adulterous behavior. Hawthorne was undoubtedly acquainted with the fall of this Puritan divine, the implication being that the adultery of the Reverend Dimmesdale was not entirely the product of Hawthorne’s irreverent imagination after all.4 As the scholarship on Hawthorne’s historical works has consistently revealed, the “Actual and the Imaginary” do indeed meet, and “each imbue[s] itself with the nature of the other”

The case of the woman branded for adultery first appeared in the records of York, in what is now Maine. Dated 15 October 1651, the entry reads:

“We do present George Rogers for, & Mary Batchellor the wife of Mr. Steven Batcheller minister for adultery. It is ordered by ye Court yt George Rogers for his adultery with mis Batcheller shall forthwith have fourty stripes save one upon the bare skine given him: It is ordered yt mis Batcheller for her adultery shall receive 40 stroakes save one at ye First Towne meeting held at Kittery, 6 weekes after her delivery & be branded with the letter A.”

Beside that entry, written in the same hand, is the notation, “Execution Done.”5 It appears that Charles Edward Banks, in his History of York, Maine (1935), recognized the connection between Hawthorne’s novel and this case, for he refers to Mary Batchellor’s branding in a section titled “The Scarlet Letter.”6

Hawthorne did not have to read the original records in order to become acquainted with the punishment of Mary Batchellor. In the first volume of Collections of the Maine Historical Society he could have read an account of the sentence passed on George Rogers and Mary Batchellor.7 We know that Hawthorne had a personal interest in Maine’s history. Not only had he attended Bowdoin College during the years immediately following the excitement over Maine’s admission to statehood, but his father’s family had claims to land there, and his mother’s family still lived in Maine.8 It would not be surprising if, in the course of his research, he came across the reference to Mary Batchellor’s sentence.

Still another report of the sentence appears in the second edition of Alonzo Lewis’s History of Lynn (1844), which also includes a lengthy biographical sketch of Mary’s husband, the Reverend Stephen Batchellor.9 Hawthorne, it is true, had read the first edition of Lewis’s History (1829), which contains most of the sketch on Stephen Batchellor found in the second edition as well as information on his marital troubles with Mary, but the original does not mention Mary’s adultery.10 Nevertheless, Hawthorne may also have consulted the second edition. Having published several volumes of poetry, Alonzo Lewis was both fondly and jokingly known around Boston and Salem as the “Bard of Lynn,” and he was a town character frequently subjected to controversy.11 Hawthorne must have been acquainted with Lewis through local gossip, and he may even have known him by sight, since Lewis habitually walked several miles from his home in Lynn throughout the 1820s and 1830s in oder to attend Episcopal services at St. Peter’s Church in Salem.12 These circumstances, in addition to specific reports by word or print, might have elicited Hawthorne’s interest in the second edition of the History, which was available during the Custom-House period when Hawthorne began rereading historical materials in preparation for writing The Scarlet Letter.

One would prefer a more compelling claim than plausibility for Hawthorne’s knowledge of Mary Batchellor’s case. Indeed, the similarities between Hester Prynne and Mary Batchellor are so outstanding that is is tempting to argue for a direct source. For example, Mary Batchellor’s adultery is the only known case involving a child that can be linked to Hester’s plight. By postponing execution of the sentence until six weeks after Mrs. Batchellor’s delivery, the officials of York obviously considered the health of the unborn child. Hawthorne suggests a similar delay in the novel, for when Hester and Pearl appear in the opening scaffold scene, Pearl is “some three months old” (p.52). Although Hester is not physically punished, the account of Mary Batchellor might have provided factual warrant for postponing Hester’s sentence to stand exposed to public disgrace and ridicule.

The striking feature of Mary Batchellor’s case, however, is the form of punishment. Hawthorne certainly knew that adultery was sometimes a capital offense in Massachusetts Bay. In John Winthrop’s History of New England, for example, he would have read about James Britton and Mary Latham, who were executed for adultery in 1643. Britton appealed to the General Court for his life, “but they would not grant it, though some of the magistrates spake much for it, and questioned the letter, whether adultery was death by God’s law now.”13 Accordingly, in the opening scaffold scene, “the ugliest as well as the most pitiless” of the women spectators says that Hester “has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die. Is there not law for it? Truly there is, both in the Scripture and the statute-book” (pp.51-52).

Another disgruntled woman in this scene would like to see Hester suffer the punishment of Mary Batchellor: “The magistrates are God-fearing gentlemen, but merciful overmuch . . . . At the very least, they should have put the brand of a hot iron on Hester Prynne’s forehead” (p. 51). Although Hawthorne knew that branding was used to punish diverse crimes in early New England, the association of branding with the letter A in Mrs. Batchellor’s punishment is reflected not only in Hester’s sense of the scarlet letter as an “ignominious brand” (p. 86) that is “Flaming” (p.79), which of course also suggests the figurative heat of shame or passion, but also in the narrator’s description of the letter as a brand in “The Custom-House.”

If Hawthorne was aware of Mary Batchellor’s marriage to Stephen Batchellor, it could well have inspired the creation not only of Arthur Dimmesdale but also of Roger Chillingworth. Batchellor himself was no stranger of Hawthorne. In the edition of Winthrop’s History familiar to him, editor James Savage calls special attention to the “unfortunate” Stephen Batchellor, who arrived in Massachusetts Bay on 5 June 1632 at the age of seventy-one.14 Batchellor was the subject of two controversies in the 1630s concerning his unsanctioned methods of establishing separate churches at Lynn, but these squabbles were insignificant compared to the one at Hampton in 1641, which Winthrop describes at some length:

Mr. Stephen Batchellor, the pastor of the church at Hampton, who had suffered much at the hands of the bishops in England, being about 80 years of age, and having a lusty comely woman to his wife, did solicit the chastity of his neighbour’s wife, who acquainted her husband therewith; whereupon he was dealt with, but denied it, as he had told the woman he would do, and complained to the magistrates against the woman and her husband for slandering him. The church likewise dealing with him, he stiffly denied it, but soon after, when the Lord’s supper was to be administered, he did voluntarily confess the attempt, and that he did intend to have defiled her, if she would have consented. The church, being moved with his free confession and tears, silently forgave him, and communicated with him: but after, finding how scandalous it was, they took advice of other elders, and after long debate and much pleading and standing upon the church’s forgiving and being reconciled to him in communicating with him after he had confessed, they proceeded to cast him out. After this he went on in a variable course, sometimes seeming very penitent, soon after again excusing himself, and casting blame upon others . . . . He was off and on for a long time, and when he had seemed most penitent, so as the church were ready to have received him in again, he would fall back again, and as it were repent of his repentance.15

Hawthorne could have found all but the last sentence and clause of this case quoted from Winthrop in the second edition of Lewis’s History.16 In the first edition, however, Hawthorne would have learned only that Batchellor had been “excommunicated” in 1641 for “irregular conduct,” although this edition does mention that Batchellor was ninety at the time of his remarriage in 1650 to Mary (the “lusty comely” wife of 1641 having died).17 Their union drew the attention of Bay authorities when Batchellor was “fined ten pounds, for not publishing his intention of marriage, according to law,” and again, later in 1650, when the General Court ordered the couple to “lyve together as man and wife,” thereby denying both of their petitions for divorce.18 Sometime in 1651, Batchellor returned to England, where he remarried and lived another ten years, his polygamy apparently undetected.19 One cannot determine from either Lewis’s first or second edition whether Batchellor left America before or after Mary’s trial for adultery. Within the narrow time margins involved, however, he probably knew that Mary was pregnant from an extra-marital union. The would-be adulterer had himself become a cuckold, and his response was to flee

Few details in Batchellor’s life invite comparison with Hawthorne’s Dimmesdale. Indeed, Batchellor’s advanced age, his young and wayward wife, and his incorrigibility attracting public censure are more reminiscent of Chillingworth. But Batchellor’s attempt to seduce another man’s wife, links his American experience to Dimmesdale’s. Moreover, Batchellor’s attempted adultery, followed by his repeated confessions and denials, suggests the major dilemma tormenting Dimmesdale throughout The Scarlet Letter. Knowing at the outset that he should confess, yet perhaps fearing that he will be excommunicated (as Batchellor had been for a seemingly lesser offense), Dimmesdale cannot bring himself to reveal his role in Hester’s sin until seven years later in the climactic scaffold scene.20 It is also worth considering that Batchellor’s return to England might have given Hawthorne the idea of having Hester propose to Dimmesdale that they escape to the Old World. Alternately, knowing that Mary Batchellor was left with the difficulty of providing for a family after her husband’s flight, Hawthorne might have seen the need to discover the moral necessity and the future independence of America lying behind Hester’s ultimate decision to remain in New England.

Finally, the year of Batchellor’s attempted seduction probably influenced Hawthorne’s manipulation of the historical time frame of The Scarlet Letter. When that attempt took place in 1641, Richard Bellingham was governor. Bellingham is clearly the governor, “the chief ruler,” in the opening scaffold scene of The Scarlet Letter (p.64). And yet, because that scene takes place in June 1642, Hawthorne should have designated Winthrop, who had become governor in May. 21 Hawthorne, who had a high opinion of Winthrop, may have created this anachronism among the otherwise accurate details of the novel’s historical setting in order to dissociate Winthrop from the Puritan “sages of rigid aspect” who rule in Hester’s case but who are not “capable of sitting in judgment on an erring woman’s heart” (p.64). Hawthorne surely knew from his reading in Winthrop, however, that the historical Bellingham would have been as unqualified to judge Hester as he was to rule in Batchellor’s case. While governor in 1641, not long before he presided over the General Court’s arraignment of Batchellor, Bellingham had won the hand of a woman who had previously pledged herself to his friend. The governor not only circumvented the law by failing to publish the banns but also performed his own marriage ceremony.22 As reported by Winthrop, Bellingham refused to disqualify himself when the General Court convened to take up charges brought against him by the “great inquest.” The Court was “unwilling to command him publicly to go off the bench, and yet not thinking it fit he should sit as a judge, when he was by law to answer as an offender.23 That he subsequently sat on the bench when the Reverend Batchellor’s case came before the Court would no doubt have pleased Hawthorne’s sense of irony and may further have prompted him to allow the unworthy Bellingham to preside over Hester’s public humiliation.

One of the more unique aspects of Hawthorne’s fiction is how it sends us back to the record books in search of individuals and events that, through the force of his art, he has made us experience as historically real. We do know that Hawthorne did not entirely invent the circumstances and dilemmas of his characters, but we cannot always be sure that he knew what we have discovered in the historical record available to him. While he almost certainly drew upon the life of the Reverend Batchellor, the case of his ill-fated wife is more problematic. Even if, however, we were to dismiss the possibility that Hawthorne knew about Mary Batchellor — which I do not think we can or should do — the historical analogy remains tantalizing. Had The Scarlet Letter never been written, many of us would never have been aware that in mid-seventeenth-century New England even Puritan divines were implicated in cases of adultery and that wayward women faced the threat of being physically as well as socially stigmatized by a burning A. One of Hawthorne’s particular gifts is that he not only brings such facts to light but also that from them he spins stories of such psychological and moral power that they have fascinated readers for generations and promise to do so for generations to come.

[Frederick Newberry, author of the forthcoming HAWTHORNE'S DIVIDED LOYALTIES: ENGLAND AND AMERICA IN HIS WORKS. teaches at the Honors College at the University of Oregon.]

The Reverend Stephen Bachiler

- Saint Or Sinner?

An Examination and Appraisal of the Available Evidence

on the Subject of This Puritanical Colonial

Philip Mason Marston

Professor of History and Chairman of the Department, University of New Hampshire

Published Privately By The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Hampshire, 1961


FOREWORD

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Hampshire is indebted to its historian, Professor Marston, for the composition of this second essay on the subject of a colonial personage, which was delivered at the Society’s Field Day Luncheon, at Exeter, August 19, 1961.

The favorable reception accorded our publication of Richard Upton’s “Meshech Weare” in 1960 encouraged this continuation of an historical pattern.

Professor Marston’s attraction to any feature of New Hampshire’s history is indigenous. He was born in this state, educated here and has been a member of the University’s Department of History since obtaining his baccalaureate in 1924 and more recently has served as its chairman. He graciously and alertly accepted the challenge of researching the alleged Bachiler peccadilloes against the man’s conceded consequence as a colonialist.

Although he discovered no precise answer to the rhetorical question of his essay’s title, he has competently marshalled the facts and produced an orderly and scholarly record of them. Each of us may reach his own conclusion anent the enigmatic and peripatetic Puritan pastor who was a founder of Hampton, one of New Hampshire’s four original communities.

As one of the myriad descendents of the Reverend Stephen Bachiler and as a token of my appreciation for the honor of high office, it is my pleasure to contribute the cost of this -publication to the Society.

RALPH SANBORN, Governor, Hampton Falls, August, 1961


The first minister of Hampton, New Hampshire and one of its founders has rightly or wrongly been accused by some of his contemporaries, as well as by later writers, of certain lapses in moral behavior over and above the religious dissensions common to the first part of the seventeenth century in New England. His chief defender was a nineteenth century descendant, Victor C. Sanborn. Specifically, the charges against Stephen Bachiler involve the disruption of churches, an alleged proposal to commit adultery with the wife of a neighbor in Hampton and marrying a fourth wife while still legally married to his third. In all of these charges we have only what has survived of contemporary journals, histories and records on which to base a decision and it should be noted that seemingly more of these have been lost than have been preserved.

The origin of the Bachiler (or Batchelder or Bachellor) family in England is a matter of speculation which need not concern us in this paper. The date of the birth of Stephen Bachiler was probably 1560 or 1561 but the first definite record we have of him concerns his matriculation “in the University of Oxford from St. John’s College about 1581.”1 His B. A. degree was granted in 1586 following which he may have served briefly as chaplain to Lord de la Warr (Delaware) before becoming vicar of Wherwell in Hampshire, “on presentation of” his lordship, in 1587. All six of his children, by his first wife, were born during the eighteen years he was at Wherwell, three sons and three daughters.2

The death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603 was followed by the accession to the English throne of James VI of Scotland who, as James I of England, called the famous Hampton Court Conference in 1604 at which the new monarch expressed his displeasure with the Puritans. In 1605 many Puritan inclined ministers were removed from their offices among whom was the Reverend Stephen Bachiler, the date of his removal being August of that year.3

From 1605 until 1632, when Bachiler arrived in Boston, the extant records give few clues to where he was or what he was doing. He seems to have moved from Wherwell to the nearby hamlet of Newton Stacy where he continued as a Puritan preacher and to have been the recipient of legacies in 1607 and 1616. In 1610 his son Stephen entered Magdalen College, Oxford.4 His son’s college career was cut short by expulsion and in 1613 both Bachiler and his son Stephen were sued by a nearby clergyman for libel because it was alleged that father and son had written “some scandalous verse” about the clergyman and had been “singing them in divers places.”5 On June 11, 1621 Adam Winthrop wrote in his diary that “Mr. Bachelour the preacher dined with us.”6 There are records of the purchase and sale of property by Bachiler in Newton Stacy between 1622 and 1630.7 In 1631 Stephen Bachiler was in Holland8 where he was associated with two well-known dissenting clergymen, Hugh Peters and John Davenport.9

Prior to going to Holland he became involved with a plan to form a colony in Maine. In 1630 The Council for New England granted the Lygonia or Plough Patent of about sixteen hundred square miles, south of the Sagadahock or Kennebec river and including the site of the present city of Portland, to a group of London merchants.10 The organization is known both as the Company of Husbandmen and as the Plough Company and their proposed colony was to be called Lygonia. Bachiler was chosen as the pastor of the colony and invested some 60 pounds or more in the enterprise which may explain the sale of his properties in 1630 in Newton Stacy.11

The Company of Husbandmen sent out a ship, called the Plough, in 1630 with a small group of colonists who failed to establish the proposed colony and instead landed at Watertown, Massachusetts. John Winthrop wrote in his Journal that most of the passengers on the Plough were Familists,12 a sect that “professed the principle that religion lay in love irrespective of faith, a tenet no doubt harmless when intelligently held, but liable in rude minds to run into licentious extremes.”13

In 1632 the company sent over two more ships in one of which, the William and Francis, Stephen Bachiler, now seventyone years of age, his second wife Helen and probably four of his grandsons, Nathaniel Bachiler, and John, William and Stephen Samborne, were passengers.14 They arrived in Boston on June 5, 1632.15 As the project for establishing the Lygonia Colony had failed, the backers of the company wrote to John Winthrop requesting him to dispose of the goods which had been sent over and use the proceeds to pay off some of the investors including Stephen Bachiler.16 As late as June 3, 1633, Bachiler was in communication with Winthrop regarding the disposal of part of the cargo.17

The Reverend Stephen Bachiler apparently had planned to live in Newtowne, now Cambridge, after his arrival but he was called to become pastor of the church in Saugus, now Lynn, where he began his duties, maybe as early as June 8, 1632, and where his son-in-law Christopher Hussey resided.18 Less than four months later he was in trouble for the General Court of the Colony of Massachusetts, on October 3, 1632, ordered that he could not continue publicly as a preacher or teacher in the colony, except to those who had come over with him, because of “his contempt of authority” and until certain alleged scandals were removed. The proscription was removed on March 4, 1633.19 Apparently he had attempted to organize a church without first securing permission from the proper authorities but as to where this was done is not clear from the records.20

For nearly three years Stephen Bachiler continued as the pastor of the Saugus church during which time he became a freeman of the Massachusetts Colony.21 These were not entirely peaceful years however and the dissension in his church finally reached the point where it became involved with the much larger religious issues centering around Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson and John Wheelwright. In March, 1635, Winthrop noted in his Journal that there was trouble in the Saugus church but that the differences had been debated “and so all were reconciled.”22 This reconciliation was short-lived, lasting only until January, 1636, when Bachiler was called before the magistrates because he and some of his congregation had asked to be dismissed from the Saugus church in order to form a new church presumably in another place. The dismissal was granted but he and his followers, instead of leaving, started a rival church in Saugus. The members of the first church thereupon complained and Bachiler was ordered to desist until the matter had been reviewed. He refused to be bound by the order so a marshal was sent to bring him in, whereupon he agreed to obey and promised to move out of Saugus within three months.23 Samuel Whiting replaced him in the Saugus or Lynn church.24

From Saugus Bachiler possibly went to Ipswich to live but the records at this point are not clear and it is more likely that, along with his son-in-law Christopher Hussey, he moved to Newbury.25 He was now without a position as pastor of a church a situation known to some in England for in a letter to the Reverend John Wilson of the Boston church, the Reverend Robert Stansby, then resident in Norfolk, England but himself without a pastorate because of his Puritan views, commented on the religious problems in New England. Stangby wrote “That many of the ministers are much sleighted with you, insomuch as although you want ministers (as some wright) yet some amongst you worke with ther hands being not called to any place. . . Others laye downe their ministery and become private members, as Mr. Bachelder …. [and] That you are so strict in admission of members to your church, that more than one halfe are out of your church in all your congregations. . .”26

Stephen Bachiler apparently was not content to remain a “private member” and continue to live as such in Newbury for in the winter of 1637-1638 he walked to the site of the present Yarmouth, on Cape Cod, with the idea in mind of establishing a settlement there. As John Winthrop wrote on March 30, 1638, “Another plantation was now in hand at Mattakeese, [Yarmouth] six miles beyond Sandwich. The undertaker of this was one Mr. Batchellor, late pastor at Sagus, (since called Lynn,) being about seventy-six years of age: yet he walked thither on foot in a very hard season. He and his company, being all poor men, finding the difficulty, gave it over, and others undertook it.27

Meanwhile the Massachusetts Bay Colony was interpreting its 1629 charter to claim that the northern boundary of the colony was three miles north of the source of the Merrimack river rather than three miles north of the outlet at Newburyport. This claim, which Massachusetts was eventually unable to sustain, would have made the northern boundary an EastWest line three miles above The Weirs in New Hampshire. In 1636 the General Court of the Bay Colony ordered that a house, subsequently known as the Bound House, be built at what was then called Winnacunnet. While the exact location of this building is uncertain, it seems to have been in what is now the town of Seabrook.28 In 1638 Stephen Bachiler and others petitioned to settle at Winnacunnet and on October 14 of that year they began the actual settlement which was given town privileges on May 22, 1639 and the name was changed to Hampton on September 4 of the same year.29

In the spring of 1639 the first settlers of Hampton were joined by others from Norfolk and Suffolk, England including the Reverend Timothy Dalton, who became the teacher of the church of which Bachiler was the pastor. Dalton’s wife Ruth was a relation of Bachiler30 while Dalton was a relation of John Winthrop.31 Soon after the arrival of Dalton the differences between the two clergymen came to an open break and there occurred the incident which has most frequently been used to defame Bachiler’s character. The alleged proposal to commit adultery was noted in his Journal by Winthrop under date of November 12, 1641. He wrote that Bachiler was about eighty years old at the time and was then married to a “lusty comely woman”, that he denied the charges at first and “complained to the magistrates” concerning the slander against him but that he later confessed his guilt and was excommunicated from the church for a period of two years before being received back in again but without being restored to the office of pastor.32 The Reverend William Hubbard of Ipswich, Massachusetts, writing probably before 1682 and possibly having consulted the manuscript of Winthrop’s Journal gives a similar but shorter account and describes Bachiler’s second wife as “grave” rather than “lusty”.33 Edward Johnson of Woburn, Massachusetts wrote about 1650 of Bachiler as follows:

“Through Ocean large Christ brought thee for to feede,
His wandering flock with’s word thou hast oft taught,
Then teach thy selfe with others thou hast need
Thy flowing fame unto low ebbe is brought”34

These contemporary or near contemporary accounts constitute the chief evidence against the accused and unfortunately documentary evidence in Bachiler’s favor is about nonexistent. During the controversy his house was burned and he lost all of his books and papers. In the latter part of 1644 he wrote a long letter to John Winthrop in which he accused the Reverend Timothy Dalton of having “don all and ben the cause of all the dishonour” that had befallen him and Bachiler went on to state that he had not had a fair trial. He implied also that Dalton’s actions were motivated by a desire for revenge.35 In 1650 Stephen Bachiler sued the town of Hampton for wages due him and won the case.36

Most historians of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries make no reference to the alleged attempt at adultery. Jeremy Belknap for example in his The History of New-Hampshire, even though he consulted the manuscripts which were later printed, ignores the charges.37 Such was not the case with J. A. Doyle, the nineteenth century English historian, who, depending chiefly on Winthrop’s accounts, condemns Stephen Bachiler along with John Underhill, Hanserd Knollys and Thomas Larkham, the last three being involved in troubles in Dover. Doyle wrote that, “It would be unfair to take such men as [the four mentioned] for representatives of anything but an exceptional and morbid type of Puritanism. Yet the proximity of the four offenders in time and place almost forces one to believe that the disease was far more widely spread than would be supposed from the uniform and indiscriminating eulogies of New England writers.”38 The most thorough defense of Stephen Bachiler is the paper written by Victor C. Sanborn39 and read by his father, Frank B. Sanborn, author of New Hampshire An Epitome of Popular Government in the American Commonwealths series, before the April 19, 1909 meeting of the New Hampshire Historical Society. In the light of the available material we are faced with the question of whether or not Bachiler was guilty of the accusation made against him. His age, for he was about eighty years old, the fact that he won his case for unpaid wages against the town of Hampton and his letter to John Winthrop are in his favor but he did make a confession before the church and that weighs against him, that is if we can believe John Winthrop. Perhaps the best that we can do is give Bachiler the benefit of the doubt and say that the accusation was made but not completely proven and unfortunately not disproven.

By the beginning of the year 1644 Stephen Bachiler had come to the conclusion that he should leave Hampton. He was offered the opportunity to become the pastor of the church in either Exeter, New Hampshire or Casco, Maine and decided upon the Exeter call only to have this position taken from him by the action of the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony which on May 29, 1644 forbade the inhabitants of Exeter from organizing a church at that time.40 John Winthrop referred to this action in his Journal and raised again the issue of disruption of churches when he wrote, “Mr. Batchellor had been in three places before, and through his means, as was supposed, the churches fell to such divisions, as no peace could be till he was removed.”41

In at least his eighty-fourth year, when most men of today would have long since been retired if they had managed to live that long, Bachiler, in 1644, sold his farm in Hampton and went to live in the Portsmouth area, possibly on the Kittery side of the Piscataqua although this is not certain.42 With him was his grandson Stephen Samborne and maybe other members of his family. His second wife Helen died before he left Hampton and so Bachiler was faced with the problem of finding someone to do his housework in an age when a housekeeper was regarded with more disapproval than in a later time. In a letter to John Winthrop, dated May 3, 1647, Bachiler wrote that he had found a widow to have “some eye and care towards my family” and that this arrangement had met with the ‘”approbation of the whole planta[tion] of Strabury Banke.” However there were rumors that he was already married to her “or certainly shalbe”, and that there were “cast on her such aspertions without ground or proufe” that he did not see how he could possibly continue to live in the place.43

Seemingly the eighty-seven year old man was unaware of the true nature of his housekeeper for sometime before 1650 he did marry her only to be fined on the same day and by the same court in which he won his case for back wages against the town of Hampton, “for not publishing his marriage according to law.” But that was not all for on that same April 9, 1650 the same court “ordered that Mr. Bachelor and Mary his wife shall live together, as they publicly agreed to do, and if either desert the other, the Marshal to take them to Boston to be kept until next quarter Court of Assistants, to consider a divorce. Bail to be granted if satisfactory security could be obtained. In case Mary Bacheller live out of this jurisdiction without mutual consent for a time, notice of her absence to be given to the Magistrates at Boston.”44

Failing to obtain a divorce from his third wife Mary, Stephen Bachiler apparently lived apart from her until about 1654 when he returned to England. Meanwhile she seems to have been residing in Kittery and leading a “more than normally venturesome” life.45 The York County Court Records beginning with an entry for October 15, 1650 contain several indictments for adultery or for other offenses.46 In 1656 she applied for a divorce and claimed that her husband had married a fourth time after returning to England, a claim without any substantiation in fact,47 but a claim that at least one usually careful modern writer has accepted.48 Apparently Mary Bachiler went to Boston to continue with her suit for a divorce or maybe was taken there because of other reasons for Henry Wright, a constable, was paid twenty shillings for bringing “Goody Batcheler” in a cart in 1658.49 That she was there for other reasons is suggested by an entry in shorthand in the diary of John Hull but with a marginal note in longhand identifying the person concerned as “Goodwife Batchelor”. The editor’s translation of the shorthand states that “Another woman of that time, about 1658, that took such . . . . to the husband of another woman, did. leave her, and would not …. still go to the meeting-house in the . . . . Magistrate was forced to condemn her to prison. She would strip herself almost to the skin, and get out, if possible. . .”50 Whether or not John Hull was writing about Mary Bachiler there is still enough evidence from the records of her behavior to indicate that she was not a very reliable witness concerning the alleged fourth marriage of Stephen Bachiler. In 1674 she married Thomas Turner51 who “succeed George Rogers in the grass widow Bachiler’s affections.”52

Little is known concerning Stephen Bachiler after he left about 1654 for England. He seems to have spent the few remaining years of his life living near London, undoubtedly with members of his family and to have died in 1660 having reached or nearly reached the age of one hundred years.53 [Later research proved this statement to be incorrect. The Rev. Bachiler was buried on 31 October 1656 in the Allhallows Staining Church cemetery, in London, England. -- N.H. Genealogical Record, 8:1, (1991)] Was he a saint or a sinner or more of the first and a bit of the last and therefore essentially human? Of the charges against him we may look upon the disruption of churches as of little consequence in this day of religious liberty. The alleged proposal of adultery in Hampton is certainly not proven even if not completely disproven and as for his third wife’s claim that he married a fourth time that, in the light of Mary Bachiler’s recorded behavior, is absurd. Perhaps the best estimate of him is that by Frank B. Sanborn who wrote that Stephen Bachiler “had the merits and defects of his time and his class.”54

Descendants of Thomas THORNE

FIRST GENERATION

 

1.  Thomas THORNE.

Thomas THORNE and Mary DODGE had the following children:

Phillip THORN.

SECOND GENERATION

 

2.  Phillip THORN was born on Sep 27 1744 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.  He died on Apr 17 1793 in , , New York.

He was married to Elizabeth CHEESEMAN (daughter of Joseph CHEESEMAN and Sarah BADGLEY) on Apr 18 1779 in Of Flushing, Long Island, Ny. Elizabeth CHEESEMAN was born on Jul 6 1756 in Cows Neck, Hampstead, New York.  She died on Sep 2 1798 in Flushing, Queens, New York.  Phillip THORN and Elizabeth CHEESEMAN had the following children:

Catherine THORN was born on Mar 1 1792 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.  She died on Mar 3 1793.

  1. Isaac THORN was born on Feb 6 1789 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.
  2. Abigail THORN was born on Sep 4 1780 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.  She died on May 3 1793.
  3. Susannah THORN was born on Mar 13 1784 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.  She died on Aug 31 1798.
  4. Joseph THORN was born on Sep 18 1782 in Flushing, Long Island, New York.  He died in 1805.
  5. Richard THORN.

THIRD GENERATION

 

8.  Richard THORN was born on Feb 23 1786 in Flushing, Long Island, Queens, New York.  He was christened on Apr 12 1793 in Hempstead, Nassau, New York.  He died on Jun 20 1884 in , , California.

He was married to Mary Anner ARMSTRONG (daughter of Ashel ARMSTRONG and Elizabeth NELSON) on Sep 6 1806 in Clinton, Dutchess, New York. Mary Anner ARMSTRONG was born on Sep 22 1784 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York.  She was buried in Mar 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  She died on Mar 7 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.  Richard THORN and Mary Anner ARMSTRONG had the following children:

Abigail THORN was born on Apr 2 1821 in Sempronius, (lair Promise), Cayuga, New York.  She was buried in Mar 1904 in Richmond Cemetary, Richmond, Cache, Utah.  She died on Mar 7 1904 in , Lewiston, Cache, Utah.

  1. Lydia Ann THORN was born on Aug 11 1823 in Sempronius, Cayuga, New York.  She died on Sep 22 1901 in Springville, Utah, Utah.  She was buried on Sep 24 1901 in Springville, Utah, Utah.
  2. Richard THORN was born on Jun 18 1825 in Sempronius, Cayuga, New York.  He died on Oct 4 1907 in Springville, Utah, Utah.  He was buried on Oct 7 1907 in (city Cemetery).
  3. Phillip THORN was born on Jan 15 1807 in Clinton, Dutchess, New York.  He died on Aug 11 1851.
  4. Elizabeth THORN was born on May 27 1810 in Cario, Green, New York.  She died in , , Idaho.
  5. Joseph THORN was born on Dec 22 1811 in Cario, Green, New York.  He died on May 20 1886 in San Bernadino, San Bernadino, California.
  6. Abner THORN was born on Apr 20 1819 in Clinton, Dutchess, New York.  He died on Oct 10 1845 in Montpieler, Bear Lake, Id.
  7. Alfred THORN was born on Jan 22 1814 in Cario, Green, New York.  He died on Apr 6 1816.
  8. Mary THORN was born on Feb 14 1816 in Clinton, Dutchess, New York.  She died on Jan 31 1908 in Provo, Utah, Utah.  She was buried on Feb 2 1908 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
  9. Asahel (Ashel) THORN.

FOURTH GENERATION

 

18.  Asahel (Ashel) THORN was born on Sep 16 1808 in Clinton, Dutchess, New York.  He died on Feb 10 1897 in Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah.  He was buried on Feb 12 1897 in Willard, Box Elder, Utah.

He married  Sarah LESTER (daughter of John B. LESTER and Nancy APPLEBY) was born on Jun 14 1809 in Albany, Albany, Ny.  She died on Aug 9 1853 in On The Plains, Pottawattamie, Iowa.  Asahel (Ashel) THORN and Sarah LESTER had the following children:

  1. Nancy THORN was born on Oct 24 1841 in Summerhill, Crawford, Pennsylvania.  She died on Apr 6 1918 in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho.  She was buried on Apr 10 1918 in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho.
  2. Mary Ann THORN was born on Feb 11 1834 in Moravia, Cayuga, Ny.  She died on Sep 11 1907 in Salem, Utah Co., Ut.  She was buried on Sep 14 1907 in Salem, Utah Co., Ut.
  3. Lydia Sophronia THORNE was born on Jun 30 1843 in Council Bluffs, La Salle, Il.  She died on Mar 20 1912 in Springville, Ut, Ut.  She was buried on Mar 23 1912 in Springville, Ut
  4. Richard THORN was born on Feb 20 1838 in Summer Hill, Crawford, Pennsylvania.  He died on Nov 9 1916 in Perry, Box Elder, Utah.  He was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah
  5. Sarah THORN was born on Feb 15 1836 in Nunda, Allengany, New York.  She died on Aug 26 1906 in Safford, Graham, Arizona.  She was buried on Aug 28 1906 in Safford, Graham, Arizona.
  6. Elizabeth Lucretia THORNE was born on Mar 25 1832 in Moravia, Cayuga, New York.  She died on Nov 28 1903 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah.  She was buried on Nov 30 1903 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah.
  7. William THORNE was born on Mar 17 1830 in Moravia, Cayuga, Ny.  He died on Sep 11 1904.
  8. Abigail THORNE was born on Jul 14 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jan 7 1883.
  9. Elizabeth Lucretia THORNE.
  10. Isaac THORN was born on Jan 30 1840 in Coniach, Crowford, Pa.  He died on Oct 29 1911 in Rexberg, Madison, Id.  He was buried in 1912 in Rockland, Oneida (now Power Co.), Id.
  11. Barbara Ann THORNE was born on Jan 20 1849 in Little Pidgeon, Pttwtm, Ia.  She died on Apr 5 1938 in St. Anthony, Fremont, Id.  She was buried in St Anthony, Frmont, Id.

FIFTH GENERATION

 

27.  Elizabeth Lucretia THORNE was born on Mar 25 1832 in Moravia, Cayuga, New York.  She died on Nov 28 1903 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah.  She was buried on Nov 30 1903 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah.

She was married to Calvin BINGHAM (son of Lucius Augustus BINGHAM and Sarah STONE) on Dec 18 1848 in Big Pigeon, Pottawattamie, Ia. Calvin BINGHAM was born on Sep 7 1827 in Fowler, St. Lawrence, New York.  He died on May 27 1883 in St. David, Cochise, Arizona.  He was buried on May 29 1883 in St. David, Cochise, Arizona.  Elizabeth Lucretia THORNE and Calvin BINGHAM had the following children:

Anner Mari BINGHAM was born on Jun 29 1860 in Hyrum, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jun 11 1910 in Springerville, Apache, Az.  She was buried on Jun 12 1910 in Eagar, Apache, Az.

  1. Sarah Clarinda BINGHAM.
  2. Calvin Perry BINGHAM was born on Jan 28 1852 in , Pottawattamie County, Ia.  He was christened on Nov 3 1852 in Pottawattami, Ia.  He died on Jun 4 1922 in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Ut.  He was buried on Jun 6 1922 in Roosevelt, Duchesne, Ut.
  3. Lucy Melissa BINGHAM was born on May 19 1856 in Farmington, Davis, Ut.  She died on Sep 6 1874.
  4. Barbara Ann BINGHAM was born on Aug 26 1858 in Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Ut.  She died on Aug 26 1939 in Logan, Cache, Ut.  She was buried in Logan, Cache, Ut.
  5. Aschel BINGHAM was born on Nov 20 1863 in Hyrum, Cache, Ut.  He died on Sep 27 1883.
  6. William Augustus BINGHAM was born on Aug 16 1867 in Hyrum, Cache, Ut.  He died on Apr 18 1955.
  7. Lydia Emeline BINGHAM was born on Feb 26 1870 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Ut.  She died on Jun 30 1963 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut.  She was buried on Jul 3 1963 in Vernal, Uintah, Ut.
  8. Orissa Vilate BINGHAM was born on Apr 29 1873 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Id.  She died on Jan 23 1874.
  9. Alice BINGHAM was born on Nov 20 1875 in Montpellier, Bear Lake, Id.  She died on Feb 5 1975 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Feb 8 1975 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  10. Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM.

SIXTH GENERATION

 

31.  Sarah Clarinda BINGHAM was born on Sep 6 1850 in Big Ridgeon, Pottawattamie, Ia.  She died on Dec 23 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Dec 25 1927 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.

Hyrum Smith PHELPS (son of Morris Charles (MAURICE) PHELPS and Sarah THOMPSON) was born on Feb 26 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  He died on Apr 23 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Apr 26 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

Hyrum was married to Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM and to her sister Sarah, date unknown (possibly 1873) although by some of the children’s birthday’s it appears he was married at the same time to both women. Our family descends from Mary Elizabeth.

He was married to Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM (daughter of Calvin BINGHAM and Elizabeth Lucretia THORNE) on Sep 8 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut.

40.  Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM was born on Dec 25 1853 in East Weber, Weber, Ut. (photo) She died on Nov 14 1933 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 15 1933 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

She was married to Hyrum Smith PHELPS (son of Morris Charles (MAURICE) PHELPS and Sarah THOMPSON) on Sep 8 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut. Hyrum Smith PHELPS was born on Feb 26 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  He died on Apr 23 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Apr 26 1926 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM and Hyrum Smith PHELPS had the following children:

53       i. Mary Laurette PHELPS was born on Aug 17 1874 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Id.  She died on Sep 19 1876.

  1. Lucy Ett PHELPS was born on Jan 9 1876 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  She died on Jan 6 1905 in Mesa, , Az.  She was buried on Jan 7 1905 in Mesa, , Az.
  2. Barbara Ann PHELPS was born on Aug 26 1877 in Montpelier, Bear-Lake, Id.  She died on Jan 31 1957 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Feb 2 1957 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  3. Gove Edwin PHELPS was born on Dec 2 1878 in Lee’s Ferry, Coconino, Arizona.  He died on Jul 23 1941 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He was buried on Jul 25 1941 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.
  4. Harriet Emeline PHELPS was born on Mar 12 1881 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Feb 6 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Feb 9 1974 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  5. Orson Ashael PHELPS.
  6. Lester Leo PHELPS was born on Sep 2 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on May 15 1885.
  7. Yuma Letitia PHELPS was born on Apr 11 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Aug 11 1885.
  8. Amy Dorthy PHELPS was born on Sep 7 1887 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 11 1951 in Mesa, , Az.  She was buried on Jan 13 1951 in Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, , Az.
  9. Grace Darling PHELPS was born on Jul 10 1889 in Mesa, Maric, Az.  She died on Aug 19 1889.
  10. Esther PHELPS was born on Sep 12 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  11. Clara PHELPS was born on Oct 1 1893 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  12. Martha Gertrude PHELPS was born on Jul 28 1895 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.
  13. Wilford Woodruff PHELPS was born on Dec 13 1896 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jun 22 1979.

SEVENTH GENERATION

 

58.  Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az. (photo)

He was married to Rebecca Hannah ALLEN (daughter of Charles Hopkins ALLEN (photo) and Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPE (photo)).

Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Rebecca and Orson took care of and  helped greatly Georgia and Frances after Leon left them for Selma G.  Orson Ashael PHELPS and Rebecca Hannah ALLEN had the following children (family photo):

67 i. Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.

+68 ii. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.

69 iii. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.

+70   iv. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.

Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.

  1. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

EIGHTH GENERATION

 

68.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

70.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT (photo). Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT (photo) and Buelah Mae PILKINTON (photo) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.  Soon after the death of her mother and the remarriage of her father, the family moved across the county to Arizona. At 16 she left home to  live and work at Helen Millet Dana’s maternity home in Mesa Arizona.

“Helen Millet Dana 1885-1961 This nurse operated a maternity home at her residence and also traveled with a physician by horse and buggy to help deliver babies. She officiated at or assisted in the delivery of more than 12,500 babies in the Mesa area. She also took in unwed mothers and found good adoptive homes for their babies.”

Taken from Mesa Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Frances also worked at Safeway Grocery in Arizona as an adult and in Utah Frances was a Lunch Supervisor for the Granite schools. She also in charge of nurses/companions for Elder Stapley’s wife. She was also known for her quilting and candy making.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.  (Transcribed from Georgia Pioneers, Vol 11, No.2, p109 – May 1974)

Docttone Benjamin Geiger – b 14Nov1877; d 19Jul1957; m 24Mar1895 to Mary Ann Knight

Mary Ann Knight – b 15Oct1873; d 12Sep1942

Their Children:

Maggie Martha Lee Geiger – b 16Feb1896; m 29Mar1914 to Wm. A. Tolbert

Mamie Cansada Geiger – b 12Feb1898; d 21Sep1930; m 27Apr1923 to Jacob C. Johnson. She died in Greensboro, NC but is buried in Ashboro, NC.

Henry Bernard Geiger – b 24Aug1901; m 26Dec1926 to Maggie Lee Dixon

Bessie Lillian Geiger – b 13Nov1903; m1 Edward F. McNamara(Div) /m2 25Apr1937 to James Bryant Hearn

Wilford Hebrew Geiger – b 19Jan1905; m 15Nov1929 to Lois Reames

James Adley Geiger – b 19Sep1908; m 10Nov1920 to Mattye Clayton

Selma May Geiger – b 17May1911; m1 LeLand Webb (Div) /m2 15Dec1944 to Leon Phelps

Docttone Benjamin Geiger, Jr – b 11Jun1915; m1 Ruby Adams(Div) /m2 Eunice Roy(Div) /m3 10Mar1940 to Thelma Pritchett

Parents of Docttone Benjamin Geiger were:

John Henry Geiger – b 30Jan1830; d Jan 1913

Sarah Ann Hutto – b Apr 1831; d Aug 1931

Parents of Mary Ann Knight were:

Hiram Cranten Knight – b 5Mar1839; d 18May1918

Sarah Ann Ott – b 5Mar1843; d 26Jun1926

This Bible was in a 1915 fire, where some pages and the backs were burned off. Family Record pages were salvaged and copied by Bessie Lillian (Geiger) Hearn and contributed to the Georgia Pioneers. Mrs. Hearn will correspond with interested parties who provide SASE to 2946 14th Ave, Columbus, GA 31904.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr (photo) was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wasatch Lawns Cemetery.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the military in Arizona.

He was married to Dorothy DALLAS. Dorothy DALLAS was born on Feb 9 1911 in Salt Lake City Utah.  She died on Feb 26 1990 in Salt Lake City Utah. They were divorced.

He was married to Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) on May 25 1944. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

+15   i. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

+16 ii.  Richard Kent MILLER (photo).

  1. Living Male MILLER.

EIGHTH GENERATION

 

44.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (photo) (son of Clarence William LARSON (photo) and Signa Vera PEARSON (photo)) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grand kids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female  MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female  LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.

Descendants of Roger SHAW

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Roger SHAW was born on Aug 6 1594 in London,England.  He died on May 29 1661 in Hampton,Rockingham Co.,New Hampshire.  Roger Shaw married Anne (?). Roger Shaw was born on Sunday, 26 August 1584 in London, Middlesex, England. He was christened on 26 August 1594 in St. Peters, Cornhill, London, England. He married Susannah (?) in 1653. Roger Shaw died on Sunday, 29 May 1661 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 3 days. He was buried after 29 May 1661 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

He was married to Ann. Ann died on Jan 28 1654 in Hampton,Rockingham Co.,New Hampshir.  Roger SHAW and Ann had the following children:

Benjamin SHAW.

SECOND GENERATION

2.  Benjamin SHAW was born in Jul 1641 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.  He died on Dec 31 1717 in Hampton, Rockingham, N H.  Benjamin Shaw was born in 1642 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He was the son of Roger Shaw and Anne (?). Benjamin Shaw married Esther Richardson on Friday, 25 May 1663 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Benjamin Shaw died on Friday, 31 December 1717 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He was buried on Monday, 17 January 1718 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Shaw Family Cemetery in Hampton, NH

He was married to Esther RICHARDSON. Esther RICHARDSON was born about 1646 in Hampton,Rockingham Co.,New Hampshire.  Esther Richardson was born in 1645. She was the daughter of Ezekiel Richardson and Susanna Bradford. Esther Richardson married Benjamin Shaw on Friday, 25 May 1663 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Esther Richardson died on Wednesday, 16 May 1736 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She was buried after 16 May 1736 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.  Benjamin SHAW and Esther RICHARDSON had the following children:

John SHAW.

THIRD GENERATION

3.  John SHAW was born in 1688 in Hampton, Rockingham, N H.  He died on Sep 24 1751.

He was married to Sarah. Sarah was born in 1687.  John SHAW and Sarah had the following children:

Sarah SHAW.

FOURTH GENERATION

4.  Sarah SHAW was born in 1717.

She was married to John STOCKBRIDGE (son of Abraham STOCKBRIDGE and Mary SMITH) in 1748. John STOCKBRIDGE was born about Feb 24 1717 in Parsonsfield, Cumberland, Maine.  He died on Feb 19 1782.  Sarah SHAW and John STOCKBRIDGE had the following children:

Elizabeth Content STOCKBRIDGE.

FIFTH GENERATION

5.  Elizabeth Content STOCKBRIDGE was born in 1738 in Parsonsfield, Cumberland, Maine.  She died in 1832.

She was married to Samuel ALLEN (son of Samuel ALLEN and Annie CLARK) in 1760 in Parsonsfield, Cumberland, Maine. Samuel ALLEN was born in 1746 in Parsonsfield, Cumberland, Maine.  He died 1803-06-28 in Parsonfield,York,Maine,USA.  Elizabeth Content STOCKBRIDGE and Samuel ALLEN had the following children:

Elijah ALLEN.

SIXTH GENERATION

6.  Elijah ALLEN was born in 1763 in Parsonsfield, Cumberland, Maine.  He died 1839-10-19 in Limerick,York,Maine,USA.

He was married to Mehitable HALL (daughter of Rev. Avery HALL and Hannah CHESLEY) about 1788. Mehitable HALL was born 1769-03-05 in Wakefield,Carroll,New Hampshire,USA.  She died 1800-06-25 in Corinth,Orange,Vermont,USA.  Died when Andrew was 9 years old.  Elijah ALLEN and Mehitable HALL had the following children:

Andrew Lee ALLEN.

SEVENTH GENERATION

7.  Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Nov 24 1791 in Limerick,York,Maine,USA.

Andrew Lee Allen History

* Entry in Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.713:

ALLEN, ANDREW LEE (son of Elijah Allen, born 1763, and Mehitable Hall, both of New Hampshire). He. was born Nov. 24, 1791, Limeric Parsonfield, N.H. Came to Utah Aug. 12, 1852, John M. Higbee company.

Married Clarinda Knapp 1825, who was born Aug. 10, 1802, and came to Utah with husband.

Their children: Elijah b. Feb. 7, 1826, m. Eliza Ann Bickmore;

Lydia b. June 5, 1827;

Sophronia b. Nov. 6, 1828, m. Abram Foster;

Charles b. Oct. 15, 1830, m. Adelaide Hoops;

Andrew b. Aug.16, 1832, m. Manerva Whittle;

James b. Oct. 12, 1833, m, Mary Mathews;

Sidney b. Aug. 12, 1835, m. Ann Cooper;

Susan b. Dec. 31, 1837, m. John Goaslind;

Levi b. April 1, 1842, m. Lavinia Henson;

Julia b. June 8, 1844.

Family home Provo, Utah.

Andrew was a blacksmith by trade. His mother died when he was 9 years old. He went to live with his Grandfather Rev. Hall. He left when he was 14.

Andrew and his sons helped build Fort Provo.

He was married to Martha Christina JOHANSEN. Martha Christina JOHANSEN was born on Oct 24 1847 in Kalen S Sweden.

He was married to Ann HUGES.

Clarinda KNAPP (daughter of Calvin KNAPP and Deborah HOPKINS) was born on Nov 12 1824 in Bethlehem,Litchfield,Connecticut,USA.  She died 1862-12-08 in Richmond,Cache,Utah,USA.  “In September 1833 there were two Latter-day Elders who came through that part of the country and held meetings.  Father was not at home at the time and did not hear them preach, but my mother and several of their friends and neighbors did, and they were very impressed. When my Father came home Mother told him of the Elders and the gospel that they preached and he became very anxious to hear them.  He learned that they would preach in a place eighty miles from there and he concluded that he would go to hear them.”

CHARLES HOPKINS ALLEN   Andrew Lee ALLEN and Clarinda KNAPP had the following children:

Andrew ALLEN.

  1. James ALLEN.
  2. Lydia ALLEN.
  3. Saphronia ALLEN.
  4. Sidney ALLEN.
  5. Elijah ALLEN.
  6. Charles Hopkins ALLEN.

EIGHTH GENERATION

  1. Elijah ALLEN was born in 1826

He was married to Eliza Ann BICKMORE on May 2 1852 in Conesville, Pottawatamie, Iowa. Eliza Ann BICKMORE was born.  Eliza Ann Bickmore was born 29 Jan 1830 in Madison, Illinois.  She was the daughter of William and Christine Bagley Bickmore and was one of a large family though all the other names of the family are not known.  Two brothers, Gilbert and Orlando, and two sisters, Christine and Fidelia, are listed on the records.  Fidelia married a man named Kidd and lived at Fort Herriman.

14.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN was born on Oct 16 1830 in Burton, Cattaraugus, Ny.  He died on Feb 18 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Feb 19 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Annie Eliza JONES (daughter of James Allen JONES and Minerva Ann LAWSON) on Oct 29 1890 in Logan, Cache, Ut. Annie Eliza JONES was born on Nov 10 1869 in New Hope, Hawkins, Tn.  She died on May 24 1945 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on May 26 1945 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN and Annie Eliza JONES had the following children:

Benjamin Jones ALLEN was born about 1901 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

  1. Ira Joseph Leroy ALLEN was born on Jan 20 1887 in New Hope, Hwkns, Tn.  He died on Nov 1 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Nov 2 1927 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  2. Sidney Levi ALLEN was born on Dec 20 1891 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Aug 8 1933.
  3. Annie Minerva ALLEN was born on Aug 29 1893 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died in Dec 1972.
  4. Winnie May ALLEN was born on Aug 23 1895 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Feb 25 1984 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California.  She was buried on Mar 1 1984 in Colton, San Bernadino, California.
  5. Hazel Naomi ALLEN was born on Aug 25 1897 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  She died on Jan 28 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried in Jun 1986 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  6. Preston Hopkins ALLEN was born on Aug 18 1899 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Jan 28 1971.
  7. Benjamin Jones ALLEN was born on Oct 30 1901 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  8. William Jones ALLEN was born on Apr 23 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Mar 1 1944 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.  He was buried on Mar 5 1944 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.
  9. ALLEN.

He was married to Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES (daughter of Warner HOOPES and Priscilla GIFFORD) on Jun 15 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES was born on Sep 9 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pttwtt, Ia.  She died on Nov 19 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 20 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  Charles Hopkins ALLEN and Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES had the following children:

Charles Lewis ALLEN was born on May 30 1865 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 8 1944 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  1. Warner Hoopes ALLEN was born on Oct 17 1866 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 24 1932 in Prescott, Yavapai, Az.  He was buried on Feb 29 1932 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  2. Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Dec 13 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 22 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  3. John Seymour ALLEN was born on Nov 27 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jan 22 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jan 24 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  4. Theodore Knapp ALLEN was born on May 20 1872 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Sep 4 1877 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  5. Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN.
  6. Clarinda Knapp ALLEN was born on Mar 7 1876 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Aug 17 1956 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  7. Elijah ALLEN.
  8. Priscilla ALLEN was born on Dec 26 1879 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jun 21 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Jun 24 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  9. She was buried on Feb 12 1973 in Mesa, Maricopa Co., Az.
  10. Julia ALLEN was born on May 23 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 8 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried on Jan 12 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  11. James David ALLEN was born on Nov 18 1887 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 15 1940 in Globe, Gila, Az.  He was buried on Apr 18 1940 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  12. Joseph ALLEN was born on Nov 13 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 22 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  13. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN.

NINTH GENERATION

24.  ALLEN.

She was married to James Howard MCCLENDON. James Howard MCCLENDON was born on Oct 8 1904 in Rexburg, Mdsn, Id.  He died on Sep 25 1966 in Cottonwood, Yvp, Az.

30.  Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN was born on Mar 27 1874 in Cove, Cache, Ut.  She was christened on May 7 1874 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jan 6 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.  She was buried on Jan 9 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.

She was married to Horace Cornelius FULLER (son of Cornelius FULLER and Annie Elizabeth (Anna) LEWIS) on Jan 26 1894 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Horace Cornelius FULLER was born on Jan 2 1870 in Harrisburg, Washington, Ut.  He died on Dec 9 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

32.  Elijah ALLEN was born on Jan 22 1878 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 1 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 3 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Emma Pearl NIELSON on Oct 9 1901 in Salt Lake City Utah. Emma Pearl NIELSON was born on Apr 1 1880 in Sunset, Apache, Az.  She died on Aug 17 1931 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  Elijah ALLEN and Emma Pearl NIELSON had the following children:

Elijah Cecil ALLEN.

Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

She was married to Orson Ashael PHELPS (son of Hyrum Smith PHELPS and Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM). Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

Rebecca Hannah ALLEN and Orson Ashael PHELPS had the following children:

Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.

  1. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
  2. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
  3. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
  4. Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
  5. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

TENTH GENERATION

40.  Elijah Cecil ALLEN was born on Jan 30 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Dec 16 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Marilla SOLOMON on Jun 7 1930 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Marilla SOLOMON was born on Jun 10 1903 in Shumway, Navajo, Az.  She died on Jun 2 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

42.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

44.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payeson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT. Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.  (Transcribed from Georgia Pioneers, Vol 11, No.2, p109 – May 1974)

Docttone Benjamin Geiger – b 14Nov1877; d 19Jul1957; m 24Mar1895 to Mary Ann Knight

Mary Ann Knight – b 15Oct1873; d 12Sep1942

Their Children:

Maggie Martha Lee Geiger – b 16Feb1896; m 29Mar1914 to Wm. A. Tolbert

Mamie Cansada Geiger – b 12Feb1898; d 21Sep1930; m 27Apr1923 to Jacob C. Johnson. She died in Greensboro, NC but is buried in Ashboro, NC.

Henry Bernard Geiger – b 24Aug1901; m 26Dec1926 to Maggie Lee Dixon

Bessie Lillian Geiger – b 13Nov1903; m1 Edward F. McNamara(Div) /m2 25Apr1937 to James Bryant Hearn

Wilford Hebrew Geiger – b 19Jan1905; m 15Nov1929 to Lois Reames

James Adley Geiger – b 19Sep1908; m 10Nov1920 to Mattye Clayton

Selma May Geiger – b 17May1911; m1 LeLand Webb (Div) /m2 15Dec1944 to Leon Phelps

Docttone Benjamin Geiger, Jr – b 11Jun1915; m1 Ruby Adams(Div) /m2 Eunice Roy(Div) /m3 10Mar1940 to Thelma Pritchett

Parents of Docttone Benjamin Geiger were:

John Henry Geiger – b 30Jan1830; d Jan 1913

Sarah Ann Hutto – b Apr 1831; d Aug 1931

Parents of Mary Ann Knight were:

Hiram Cranten Knight – b 5Mar1839; d 18May1918

Sarah Ann Ott – b 5Mar1843; d 26Jun1926

This Bible was in a 1915 fire, where some pages and the backs were burned off. Family Record pages were salvaged and copied by Bessie Lillian (Geiger) Hearn and contributed to the Georgia Pioneers. Mrs. Hearn will correspond with interested parties who provide SASE to 2946 14th Ave, Columbus, GA 31904.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wasatch Lawns Cemetery.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the military in Arizona.

He was married to Dorothy DALLAS. Dorothy DALLAS was born on Feb 9 1911 in Salt Lake City Utah.  She died on Feb 26 1990 in Salt Lake City Utah. They were divorced.

He was married to Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) on May 25 1944. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

+15   i. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

+16 ii.  Richard Kent MILLER.

  1. Living Male MILLER.

EIGHTH GENERATION

44.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON and Signa Vera PEARSON) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grandkids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female  MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female  LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.

Descendants of Nathan HOOPES

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Nathan HOOPES was born on Dec 9 1741 in Goshen, Chester, Pa.  He died on Nov 27 1802 in Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania.

He was married to Ann SPEAKMAN on Dec 6 1764 in Goshen, Chester, Pa. Ann SPEAKMAN was born in 1745 in Gorshen, Chester, Pennsylvania.  She died on Aug 23 1819 in Mill Creek, Hundred, Delaware.  Nathan HOOPES and Ann SPEAKMAN had the following children:

Elisha HOOPES.

SECOND GENERATION

2.  Elisha HOOPES was born on Oct 10 1765 in Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania.  He died on Sep 19 1838 in New Garden, Columbiana, Ohio.

He was married to Mary HAYWORTH on Oct 6 1787 in Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania. Mary HAYWORTH was born on Dec 28 1768 in Buckingham, Bucks, Pennsylvania.  She died on Aug 30 1842 in New Garden, Columbiana.  Elisha HOOPES and Mary HAYWORTH had the following children:

Jonathan HOOPES.

  1. Jane HOOPES was born on Feb 17 1790 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.  She died on Dec 27 1859.
  2. Emmor HOOPES was born on Oct 13 1791 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.  He died before 1806 in Chester, PA.
  3. William HOOPES was born on Nov 16 1793 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.
  4. Enos HOOPES was born on Jan 16 1798 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.  He died before 1806.
  5. She died before 1806.
  6. Sarah HOOPES was born on Apr 29 1802 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.  She died on Sep 28 1866.
  7. Elizabeth HOOPES was born on Jun 10 1805 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.
  8. Mary Ann HOOPES was born on Nov 5 1807 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.  She died on Mar 2 1887.
  9. Lydia HOOPES was born on Jun 26 1811 in Gorshen, Chester, Pennsylvania.  She died on Jun 22 1866 in Riley County, Kansas.

THIRD GENERATION

3.  Jonathan HOOPES was born on Sep 17 1788 in Goshen, Chester, Pennsylvania.  He was buried in 1868 in Mendon, Cache, Utah.  He died on Jun 12 1868 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  LDS

Rebecca WATTS (daughter of Thomas WATTS and Mary COOKSON) was born on Oct 24 1793 in Newbury, York, Pennsylvania.  She died in 1863 in Mendon, Cache, Utah.  Jonathan HOOPES and Rebecca WATTS had the following children:

Elisha HOOPES was born on Oct 30 1813 in Fairview, York, Pennsylvania.  He died on Sep 30 1887 in Vermillion, Sevier, Utah.

  1. Thomas Watts HOOPES was born on Aug 15 1815 in Fairview, York, Pennsylvania.  He died on Oct 8 1894.
  2. Warner HOOPES.
  3. Hyrum HOOPES was born on Apr 6 1820 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania.  He died on Jun 12 1904 in Thatcher, Franklin, Idaho.
  4. Mary HOOPES was born on Jan 17 1822 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania.  She died on Oct 8 1848 in Iowa, USA.
  5. Lewis HOOPES was born on Nov 19 1823 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania.  He died in 1843.
  6. Jane HOOPES was born on Aug 10 1826 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania.  She died on Oct 22 1851 in Mendon, Cache, Utah.
  7. Seth HOOPES was born in 1828 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania.  He died in 1841.
  8. Sarah Ann HOOPES was born on Jan 31 1830 in New Garden, Columbiana, Ohio.  She died on Jun 27 1910 in Mendon, Cache, Utah.
  9. William Harlan HOOPES was born on Oct 13 1831 in New Garden, Columb., Ohio.  He died on Oct 2 1906.
  10. Elizabeth HOOPES was born on Jun 28 1833 in Smith, Columbiana, Ohio.  She died on Sep 7 1888 in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.
  11. Jonathan HOOPES was born on Feb 22 1835 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.  He died on Sep 6 1919 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona.

FOURTH GENERATION

5.  Warner HOOPES was born on Oct 29 1817 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania.  He died on Feb 13 1891 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  He was buried on Feb 13 1891 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  Warner joined the church in 1834 and moved to Kirkland, Ohio.

Warner Hoopes, son of Jonathan Hoopes and Rebecca Watts Hoopes, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, October 29, 1817. He died at Weston, Idaho February 13, 1891. His ancestors were of the Puritan stock, of the Quaker religion. His grandfather was engaged as a provision hauler in the Revolutionary War. Warner was the third child in a family of twelve children. Not being very strong as a young man, he was taught the shoemaker trade. While he was still a boy, his parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They were with the Mormons in their wanderings, and shared with the Saints the mobbings, drivings, and persecutions incident to the membership in the Church during its infancy.

He was married to Hanna Hary NIELSON on Jul 20 1867. Hanna Hary NIELSON was born about 1846 in Lewisberry, York, Pa.

He was married to Johanna Marie NIELSEN (daughter of Levi GIFFORD and Deborah WING) on Jul 20 1867 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Johanna Marie NIELSEN was born on Jul 30 1849 in Roholte, Praesto, Denmark.  She was born on Jul 30 1849 in Roholte, Praesto, Denmark.  She died on Nov 11 1929 in Weston, Franklin, Idaho.  She died on Nov 11 1929 in Weston, Franklin, Idaho.  She was buried in Weston, Frankllin, Idaho.  She has Ancestral File number 171P-NX.  She was buried in Weston, Frankllin, Idaho.  Warner HOOPES and Johanna Marie NIELSEN had the following children:

Sarah Sophia HOOPES was born on May 9 1875 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  She died on May 3 1946 in Montour, Gem, Idaho.  She was buried in Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada, Idaho.

  1. Hannah HOOPES was born on Jun 8 1879 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  She died on Jun 24 1951 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.  She was buried on Jun 27 1951 in Weston, Franklin, Idaho.
  2. Jonathan Neilsen HOOPES was born on Jul 2 1868 in Weston, Franklin, Id.  He died on Jun 24 1952 in Dubois, Clark, Id.  He was buried in Dubois, Clark, Id.

Priscilla GIFFORD (daughter of Levi GIFFORD and Deborah WING) was born on Mar 3 1818 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  She was buried in Aug 1876 in Weston, Oneida, Id.  She died on Aug 2 1876 in Weston, Oneida, Id.  Warner HOOPES and Priscilla GIFFORD had the following children:

Daniel Lewis HOOPES was born on Oct 9 1849 in Smithville, Clay, Mo.  He died on Apr 20 1925 in Logan, Cache, Ut.  He was buried on Apr 23 1925 in Weston, Oneida, Id.

  1. Seth Alma HOOPES was born on Dec 16 1840 in Brown, Brown, Illinois.  He died on Sep 16 1841.
  2. Hannah Melissa HOOPES.
  3. William Warner HOOPES was born on Mar 7 1852 in Platte City, Platt, Mo.  He died on Aug 11 1858.
  4. Mary Jane HOOPES was born on Jul 25 1854 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Mo.  She died in Sep 1854.
  5. Rozina Albina HOOPES was born on Apr 8 1858 in Florence, Douglas, Nb.  She died on Aug 2 1862.
  6. Deborah Eliza HOOPES was born on Sep 26 1861 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Oct 2 1862.
  7. Rebecca Ann HOOPES.
  8. Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES.

FIFTH GENERATION

37.  Hannah Melissa HOOPES was born on Apr 30 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jan 12 1923 in Logan, Cache, Ut.  She was buried on Jan 15 1923 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.

She was married to William MCCARREY on Jul 24 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Utah. William MCCARREY was born on Feb 12 1832 in Kirk Jerman,Peel, IOM, Eng.  He died on Nov 25 1904 in Richmond, Cache, Utah.

42.  Rebecca Ann HOOPES was born on Jun 16 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jun 22 1899 in Weston, Franklin, Id.  She was buried on Jun 25 1899 in Weston, Franklin, Id.

She was married to Matthew FIFIED. Matthew FIFIED was born in 1830 in Vermont.

FIFIELD AND ALLEN FAMILY HISTORY

This page relates a portion of the history of the Fifield and Allen families who joined with the early Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo. These are the ancestors of my Grandfather William Phelps Fifield. It also contains history of the Allen family who were the ancestors of my Grandmother Amorette Allen. While our original Fifield and Allen ancestors most certainly came orginally from England, we find that those who went to Nauvoo on both sides of the family were from New England.

FIFIELD FAMILY HISTORY

Much of the history of our English Fifield ancestors can be found in the book Littleton, Hampshire, England, the Fifield Family Connections, by Glen Fifield, Juliet Gayton, and Jean Davies. This work was prepared for the Silver Jubilee of Littleton (1995), and outlines some 450 years of Fifield history in the area. The Fifields in Littleton appear to have been somewhat prosperous since they owned a manor house and land which not the case for most English people at the time. One ancestor, Edmund Fifield, even served as Mayor of a nearby town, Winchester. William Fifield (abt. 1615 – 1700) came to America in 1634 on the ship Hurcules and commenced the line of Fifields in America from which we descend.

William’s great, great grandson, David (abt. 1767 – 1842) is the father of Joseph Levi Fifield (Levi Joseph on some records) who was the first of the Fifield family to join the LDS church in 1841. He was born in 1803 and died in 1851 at the early age of 47. He got blood poisoning after skinning a dead animal and accidently cutting himself. Levi lived in Nauvoo where he was a skilled blacksmith and gunsmith. He had two acres in Nauvoo where he lived with his two sons Matthew Phelps (1830 – 1920) and Charles Byron (1833 – 1895) by his first wife Amy Tracy (1808 – 1845). Amy was a strong-willed woman and an excellent mother who doted on her two boys. She was tragically hit and paralyzed by lightning while living in Nauvoo and later died of the cumulative effects leaving her two sons bereft of a mother. They never really accepted their new stepmother, Sarah Smith, who had been their housekeeper and was only two years older than Matthew at the time their father married her. Levi was a member of the Nauvoo Legion and joined the Mormon Battalion, later making his way to Utah where he resided until his death. He had a very exciting life and many interesting experiences both in Nauvoo and on his trek with the Mormon Battalion including being with the group who discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill, California.

Matthew Phelps Fifield, the patriarch of the Fifield family in the latter days:

Samuel Matthew Phelps Fifield, Matthew Phelps Fifield history, Matthew Phelps Fifield family photos, more photos. Extensive information about Matthew Phelps Fifield can be found in the book Samuel Matthew Phelps Fifield by Allen Fifield and Don Fifield Kussee.

(The following history is extracted in large part from Allen Fifield and Don Kussee’s book referenced above.) Matthew Fified was born in Vermont in 1830. His brother Charles was born 3 years later. The two brothers were life-long companions. Later his family moved to New York where they were contacted by Mormon Elders in 1841. At some point in 1841 the family joined the church and moved to Nauvoo to be with the Saints. (According to the Nauvoo tax records they were there in 1842.) In Nauvoo, the 12 year old boy and his 9 year old brother had a ready made cornucopia of adventures in the wharves and canals of this Mississippi river town. They had ample opportunity for hunting, fishing, swimming and in reality lived life much in the same way Samuel Clemens describes it in his book Tom Sawyer. After his father joined the Nauvoo Legion, Matt begged his mother to make him a uniform so he could be in the Boy’s Legion. He was very proud parading with the other boys after getting his uniform, engaging in mock battles with the adults. (This experience may have contributed to his rash decision to join the Mormon Battalion some years later.) Both boys were well acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith and relate memories of hearing his sermons which were usually given outdoors in a nearby grove of trees. On one occasion Matthew helped the Prophet evade pursuit by some Illinois process servers intent on presenting him with some kind of nuisance summons of the kind that plagued the Prophet his entire adult life. Matt was able to throw the lawmen off the track and won the gratitude of the beleaguered church leader. The boys were also up for the occasional prank. One such event involved an old Billy goat. The boys would get great fun out of shaking a hat at the goat to provoke him to charge, only to laugh uproariously when the animal plunged over an embankment into a pond below. This was repeated over and over again apparently as the goat never learned what was causing his misfortune.

Both Matthew and Byron were devoted to their mother and she returned the feelings ten fold. It must have come as a devastating blow to all concerned when she was hit by lightning which left her partially paralyzed. Since Levi was a skilled craftsman and property owner, the Fifields lived in relative abundance when compared to other Nauvoo residents. Therefore, all that could be done for Amy was done, but it was to no avail and she dwindled away until her death in 1845. The boys were distraught and were all the more upset when their father married their housekeeper who was about their same age. This they couldn’t abide and they resolved to move into a makeshift shelter and live as bachelors rather than submit to the will of their new stepmother. The martyrdom of the Prophet caused events to move so quickly that nobody, including the Fifield men, in Nauvoo had the time or inclination to dwell on their personal problems. Matt reports having seen the Prophet and his brother leave for Carthage. He saw their bodies when they were brought back home and was present at their funeral at the Mansion house. It must have dawned on the boys, in spite of their relative youth, that nothing in their lives was ever going to be the same again.

For a short time after the death of Joseph Smith, there was a break in the threats and violence against the saints but it was apparent to all concerned that they were eventually going to be forced to remove themselves from Nauvoo. In February of 1846, the Mississippi froze sufficiently solid to allow wagons to cross. At that time several groups of church members crossed the river and camped on the west bank of the river. The Fifields didn’t leave until April of that year and crossed the river by ferry. They survived in Iowa by hunting game and eating wild berries and on what little they could grow under the less than ideal conditions as refugees. Later when recruiters showed up in camp attempting to enlist 500 volunteers from among the Mormons to form a battalion, Matt couldn’t resist the allure of military life and the adventure it promised and signed up, giving his age as 18 when in reality he was only 16 at the time. When the deception was discovered, they were told that Matthew would have to be replaced, so Levi said he would go in place of his son. This must have seemed like a great bargain to the army since in Levi they were getting an experienced gunsmith and blacksmith instead of a callow 16 year old so they gladly accepted. Levi told his son that it was his duty to look after his family in his absence and set out as a soldier for the war with Mexico. His stepmother said her father, who by this time had joined them from St. Louis, would look out for her and her new baby so Matthew and Charles built a shelter and made their own way by helping other families with their cattle and by erecting shelters for the fleeing members who were very happy to get the help.

Matthew continued to make his way with the saints until he reached Winter Quarters on the banks of the Missouri. Here, he helped many construct the wagons they would need to make their way across the plains. He cut and cured hardwood, did black smithing, and along with his brother, prepared for his own departure to the west.

In the Spring of 1848 Matt and Byron set off to join the saints in Salt Lake City. He drove the wagon and Byron mostly drove the livestock. They did have some adventures along the way, but mostly it was a routine, dusty, hot and wearisome trek. In October they arrived in Salt Lake. Matt was reunited with his father Levi and they settled in East Mill Creek for a short time. Levi regailed them with tales of his journey and experiences in the gold fields and the brothers then decided it would be a great idea to go to California. They went to Sutter’s Mill, and eventually to San Francisco. While there, they had many adventures and eye-opening experiences dealing with rough miners who had lost their senses looking for the yellow stuff. They saw, and were disgusted by, much of the worldly corruptions and vices that entrap and enslave mankind. They were resolved to return, much wiser as to the ways of the world, to the saints.

By 1850, at the age of 30, Matt decided it was time for him to settle down and find a wife. He began to attend dances and other social events to accomplish that goal. That year he became acquainted with Almira Jane Gibson. Matt’s family moved to Ogden in 1851. Probably not coincidentally, the Gibsons had moved there previously, and Matt and Almira Jane were married in 1852. Matt’s father had died in 1851, so now Matt was the head of his family. He set about establishing himself with his wife in Ogden where he remained until she died of complications of childbirth in 1859, leaving him alone with three little daughters. Matt struggled to make a life in Ogden for his little family and finally decided things looked better in Cache Valley, so he moved there in 1861. Later he married a young widow named Rebecca Ann Hoopes Lincoln, the daughter of Warner Hoopes, who had a 1 year old daughter, Priscilla, by her first husband Charles Lincoln. Becky proved to be a very strong woman, resilient and ambitious, and with a profound, life-long faith in the Gospel. (One of her daughters, Evaline, relates a faith-building testimony of the Gospel in this sketch.) Her grandfather Levi Gifford, was one of the very early members of the church and was with the saints during all the persecutions they endured. With his marriage to Becky, the family commenced the history of the Fifields in Cache valley. Matthew lived there with his new wife for nearly the remainder of his life, settling for most of it in Weston, Idaho. He died in Rockland, Idaho at the home of his son, W.P. Filield in 1920 at the age of 90.

Matt’s remaining life history, after the family settled in Weston, is found in a biography of Matthew P. Fifield written by one of his grandsons (probably Allen).

In 1870 Willam, my grandfather, was born to Becky and Matt Fifield in Weston. This was a cause of great rejoicing because he became the first boy in the Fifield family to survive and was much pampered by his older sisters and mother. His siblings always claimed that W.P. was always spoiled and got out of doing his share of the chores because of favoritism on the part of his parents. He was, in later life, apparently quick of temper and was given to rash actions. His older children described him as cruel and quick to reprimand them. His younger children remember him as a kindly father who would give them candy and little presents. The truth is likely somewhere in between. W.P. homesteaded in Rockland, Idaho and raised a large family there. He died in 1936.

ALLEN HISTORY

At same time as Levi Fifield was living in Nauvoo, another family by the name of Allen was also living there. Ezra H. Allen, was the grandson of Jonathan Allen. Jonathan was born in 1750 and reportedly took part part in the Revolutionary War. Like Levi, after being driven from Nauvoo, Ezra went on to Winter Quarters and later joined the Mormon Battalion. He was among those who discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill, and was killed in 1848 in the Sierra Nevada mountains while trying to get back home to his wife Sarah. While living in Nauvoo, they had a son and named him Alexander. He crossed the plains at a very young age and later married Maria Elinor Cowley, daughter of Charles Cowley.. This family lived in Logan, Utah and later moved to Weston, Idaho. Their daughter, Amorette (sometimes spelled Amorett), my grandmother, would marry William P. Fifield my grandfather and settle in Rockland, Idaho. To this family was born my mother Elinor Fifield in 1917.

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© 2006 by Robert E. May

43.  Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES was born on Sep 9 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pttwtt, Ia.  She died on Nov 19 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 20 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.

She was married to Charles Hopkins ALLEN (son of Andrew Lee ALLEN and Clarinda KNAPP) on Jun 15 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. Charles Hopkins ALLEN was born on Oct 16 1830 in Burton, Cattaraugus, Ny.  He died on Feb 18 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Feb 19 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES and Charles Hopkins ALLEN had the following children:

Charles Lewis ALLEN was born on May 30 1865 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 8 1944 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

  1. Warner Hoopes ALLEN was born on Oct 17 1866 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 24 1932 in Prescott, Yavapai, Az.  He was buried on Feb 29 1932 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  2. Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Dec 13 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 22 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  3. John Seymour ALLEN was born on Nov 27 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jan 22 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jan 24 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  4. Theodore Knapp ALLEN was born on May 20 1872 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Sep 4 1877 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  5. Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN.
  6. Clarinda Knapp ALLEN was born on Mar 7 1876 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Aug 17 1956 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  7. Elijah ALLEN.
  8. Priscilla ALLEN was born on Dec 26 1879 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jun 21 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Jun 24 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  9. She was buried on Feb 12 1973 in Mesa, Maricopa Co., Az.
  10. Julia ALLEN was born on May 23 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 8 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried on Jan 12 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  11. James David ALLEN was born on Nov 18 1887 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 15 1940 in Globe, Gila, Az.  He was buried on Apr 18 1940 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  12. Joseph ALLEN was born on Nov 13 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 22 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  13. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN.

SIXTH GENERATION

49.  Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN was born on Mar 27 1874 in Cove, Cache, Ut.  She was christened on May 7 1874 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jan 6 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.  She was buried on Jan 9 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.

She was married to Horace Cornelius FULLER (son of Cornelius FULLER and Annie Elizabeth (Anna) LEWIS) on Jan 26 1894 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Horace Cornelius FULLER was born on Jan 2 1870 in Harrisburg, Washington, Ut.  He died on Dec 9 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

51.  Elijah ALLEN was born on Jan 22 1878 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 1 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 3 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Emma Pearl NIELSON on Oct 9 1901 in Salt Lake City Utah. Emma Pearl NIELSON was born on Apr 1 1880 in Sunset, Apache, Az.  She died on Aug 17 1931 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  Elijah ALLEN and Emma Pearl NIELSON had the following children:

Elijah Cecil ALLEN.

58.  Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Rebecca and Orson took care of and  helped greatly Georgia and Frances after Leon left them for Selma G.

She was married to Orson Ashael PHELPS (son of Hyrum Smith PHELPS and Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM). Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

Rebecca Hannah ALLEN and Orson Ashael PHELPS had the following children:

Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.

  1. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
  2. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
  3. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
  4. Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
  5. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

SEVENTH GENERATION

59.  Elijah Cecil ALLEN was born on Jan 30 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Dec 16 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Marilla SOLOMON on Jun 7 1930 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Marilla SOLOMON was born on Jun 10 1903 in Shumway, Navajo, Az.  She died on Jun 2 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

61.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

63.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payeson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT. Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.  (Transcribed from Georgia Pioneers, Vol 11, No.2, p109 – May 1974)

Docttone Benjamin Geiger – b 14Nov1877; d 19Jul1957; m 24Mar1895 to Mary Ann Knight

Mary Ann Knight – b 15Oct1873; d 12Sep1942

Their Children:

Maggie Martha Lee Geiger – b 16Feb1896; m 29Mar1914 to Wm. A. Tolbert

Mamie Cansada Geiger – b 12Feb1898; d 21Sep1930; m 27Apr1923 to Jacob C. Johnson. She died in Greensboro, NC but is buried in Ashboro, NC.

Henry Bernard Geiger – b 24Aug1901; m 26Dec1926 to Maggie Lee Dixon

Bessie Lillian Geiger – b 13Nov1903; m1 Edward F. McNamara(Div) /m2 25Apr1937 to James Bryant Hearn

Wilford Hebrew Geiger – b 19Jan1905; m 15Nov1929 to Lois Reames

James Adley Geiger – b 19Sep1908; m 10Nov1920 to Mattye Clayton

Selma May Geiger – b 17May1911; m1 LeLand Webb (Div) /m2 15Dec1944 to Leon Phelps

Docttone Benjamin Geiger, Jr – b 11Jun1915; m1 Ruby Adams(Div) /m2 Eunice Roy(Div) /m3 10Mar1940 to Thelma Pritchett

Parents of Docttone Benjamin Geiger were:

John Henry Geiger – b 30Jan1830; d Jan 1913

Sarah Ann Hutto – b Apr 1831; d Aug 1931

Parents of Mary Ann Knight were:

Hiram Cranten Knight – b 5Mar1839; d 18May1918

Sarah Ann Ott – b 5Mar1843; d 26Jun1926

This Bible was in a 1915 fire, where some pages and the backs were burned off. Family Record pages were salvaged and copied by Bessie Lillian (Geiger) Hearn and contributed to the Georgia Pioneers. Mrs. Hearn will correspond with interested parties who provide SASE to 2946 14th Ave, Columbus, GA 31904.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wasatch Lawns Cemetery.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the military in Arizona.

He was married to Dorothy DALLAS. Dorothy DALLAS was born on Feb 9 1911 in Salt Lake City Utah.  She died on Feb 26 1990 in Salt Lake City Utah. They were divorced.

He was married to Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) on May 25 1944. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

+15   i. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

+16 ii.  Richard Kent MILLER.

  1. Living Male MILLER.

EIGHTH GENERATION

44.  Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON and Signa Vera PEARSON) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grandkids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.

Descendants of Jonathan GIFFORD

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Jonathan GIFFORD was born in May 1684 in Sandwich, PC.  He died 0 FEB 1734/35 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

He was married to Lydia ABBOTT.  Jonathan GIFFORD and Lydia ABBOTT had the following children:

Peleg GIFFORD.

SECOND GENERATION

2.  Peleg GIFFORD was born on Aug 14 1711 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.  He died before Jul 26 1802 in Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

He was married to Abigail SHEPHERD on Apr 27 1743 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts. Abigail SHEPHERD was born on Feb 24 1725 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.  She died on Jan 24 1808 in Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts.  Peleg GIFFORD and Abigail SHEPHERD had the following children:

  1. Peleg ll GIFFORD was born about 1744 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
  2. Daniel GIFFORD was born about 1746 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.  He died on Dec 10 1805 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts.
  3. Abigail GIFFORD was born about 1749 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
  4. Tamar GIFFORD was born about 1751 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
  5. Mariah GIFFORD was born about 1753 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.  She died on May 9 1811 in Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
  6. Abraham GIFFORD was born in 1755 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.  She died in 1842 in Morgan, OH.
  7. Mary GIFFORD was born about 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.  She died on Jul 18 1837 in Union, Broome, New York.
  8. Noah GIFFORD was born on Feb 8 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.  He died about 1758 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
  9. Noah GIFFORD.
  10. Christopher GIFFORD was born about 1762 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.  He died on Jun 26 1833 in Butternuts, Otsego, New York.
  11. Levi GIFFORD was born on Dec 22 1764 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.  He died on Aug 30 1832 in Paoli, Orange, IN.

THIRD GENERATION

11.  Noah GIFFORD was born about 1759 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.  He died on Apr 26 1802 in Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts.  Noah Gifford was born on 28 August 1759 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA, USA.  He was the son of Peleg Gifford and Abigail Shepherd.

Research Note: I have examined both Falmouth and Sandwich VR’s for the birth of a Noah or Samuel Gifford, with the following results:

“Samuel Gifford, bp. Falmouth, MA., 14 Nov 1756, s. of Reuben and Phebe Gifford” [Falmouth VR:55]

“Gifford… Samuel Gifford the Son of Josiah Gifford and Mercy his wife was Born the 10th Day of February Anno Domini 1720/1″ [Sandwich VR 1:103]

“Gifford… Samuel Gifford Son of Josiah Gifford Jun and Elizabeth his wife was Born the 30th Day of March Anno Domini 1752″ [Sandwich VR 1:160]

Bowerman Family History, pg. 151 [citing NEHGR 132:295-6], tells us Noah b. c1759 was the son of Peleg3, (Jonathan2, William1) Gifford. A copy of this citation is needed!

[UPDATE: NEHGR 132:295-6 has been obtained by the author and will be added to the cite by tomorrow, as well as other NEHGR references to this family].

As of 5 June 1784, Noah was also known as Samuel Gifford [marriage intentions].2,3

Noah Gifford and Mary Bowerman published marriage intentions on 5 June 1784 in Falmouth, Barnstable Co., MA, USA.4,3

Samuel, age 24, married Mary Bowerman, age 25, daughter of Judah Bowerman and Mary Dillingham, on 26 June 1784 at Falmouth, Barnstable Co., MA, USA, ; [Noah Gifford was called "recorded as Samuel in the marriage record].2

Mary BOWERMAN (daughter of Judah BOWERMAN and Mary DILLINGHAM) was born on Oct 30 1758 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.  She died between 1834 and 1835 in Pennsylvania.  Noah GIFFORD and Mary BOWERMAN had the following children:

  1. Judah GIFFORD was born in 1785 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  2. Meribah GIFFORD was born about 1787 in Conway, Hampshire, Massachusetts.  She died on Apr 21 1811.
  3. Levi GIFFORD.
  4. Tamar GIFFORD was born about 1791 in Deerfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts.  She died before Oct 1822 in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine.
  5. Alpheus GIFFORD was born on Aug 28 1793 in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts.  He died on Dec 25 1841 in Morley, Hancock, IL.
  6. Ichabod Bowerman GIFFORD was born about 1795 in Adams, Massachusetts.
  7. Armella GIFFORD was born about Oct 21 1799 in Deerfield, Massachusetts.  She died on May 5 1864 in Manti, Fremont, Iowa.

FOURTH GENERATION

16.  Levi GIFFORD was born on Aug 15 1789 in Conway, Franklin, Ma.  He was buried in Mar 1860 in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah.  He died on Mar 4 1860 in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah.

Joseph Smith (the Mormon Church Founder) had his BOOK OF MORMON printed by a small shop in Palmyra, NY., in April, 1830. His father and brothers went out that spring to sell the book from farm to farm to farm in New York and upper Pennsylvania. It is documented in Mormon History that within a few weeks the original 6 members of the church had grown into hundreds and within months the following had grown into thousands. (“THE LATTER DAY SAINTS” by Robert Mullen, pages 15 – 17)

Orson and Parley Pratt were converted to Mormonism from the Cambellites religion in Ohio; they became instrumental in moving the Mormon Church headquarters to Kirtland, Ohio. In Ohio, thousands of new members were added to the rolls during 1830 – 1835.

Levi received a copy of the Book of Mormon from a younger brother.  In 1831 Levi went with his brother to Kirtland where he met the Joseph and he and his brother were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They returned home and moved his family to Ohio to gather with the Saints shortly there after.

He was married to Deborah WING (daughter of Prince WING and Deborah CHASE) in 1816 in Ny. Deborah WING was born on May 20 1796 in Greenfield, Saratoga, Ny.  She died on Mar 15 1877 in Weston, Franklin, Id.  She was buried in Weston, Franklin Co, Idaho.  Levi GIFFORD and Deborah WING had the following children:

  1. Priscilla GIFFORD.
  2. Benjamin Archibald GIFFORD was born about Apr 10 1821 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  He died on Feb 4 1886 in Richmond, IN.
  3. Ichabod GIFFORD was born on Apr 14 1822 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  He died after 1850.
  4. Daniel GIFFORD was born on Mar 19 1823 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  He died after 1941.
  5. William GIFFORD was born in 1828 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  He died after 1850.
  6. Phebe GIFFORD was born in 1825 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  She died before 1841.
  7. Hannah GIFFORD was born about 1829 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  She died before 1841.
  8. Levi GIFFORD Jr..

FIFTH GENERATION

21.  Priscilla GIFFORD was born on Mar 3 1818 in Sullivan (now Covington), Tioga, Pennsylvania.  She was buried in Aug 1876 in Weston, Oneida, Id.  She died on Aug 2 1876 in Weston, Oneida, Id.

Warner HOOPES (son of Jonathan HOOPES and Rebecca WATTS) was born on Oct 29 1817 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania.  He died on Feb 13 1891 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  He was buried on Feb 13 1891 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  Warner joined the church in 1834 and moved to Kirkland, Ohio.

Warner Hoopes, son of Jonathan Hoopes and Rebecca Watts Hoopes, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, October 29, 1817. He died at Weston, Idaho February 13, 1891. His ancestors were of the Puritan stock, of the Quaker religion. His grandfather was engaged as a provision hauler in the Revolutionary War. Warner was the third child in a family of twelve children. Not being very strong as a young man, he was taught the shoemaker trade. While he was still a boy, his parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They were with the Mormons in their wanderings, and shared with the Saints the mobbings, drivings, and persecutions incident to the membership in the Church during its infancy.  Priscilla GIFFORD and Warner HOOPES had the following children:

  1. Daniel Lewis HOOPES was born on Oct 9 1849 in Smithville, Clay, Mo.  He died on Apr 20 1925 in Logan, Cache, Ut.  He was buried on Apr 23 1925 in Weston, Oneida, Id.
  2. Seth Alma HOOPES was born on Dec 16 1840 in Brown, Brown, Illinois.  He died on Sep 16 1841.
  3. Hannah Melissa HOOPES.
  4. William Warner HOOPES was born on Mar 7 1852 in Platte City, Platt, Mo.  He died on Aug 11 1858.
  5. Mary Jane HOOPES was born on Jul 25 1854 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Mo.  She died in Sep 1854.
  6. Rozina Albina HOOPES was born on Apr 8 1858 in Florence, Douglas, Nb.  She died on Aug 2 1862.
  7. Deborah Eliza HOOPES was born on Sep 26 1861 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Oct 2 1862.
  8. Rebecca Ann HOOPES.
  9. Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES.

29.  Levi GIFFORD Jr. was born on Mar 14 1837 in Kirlland, Geauga, Oh.  He was born on Mar 14 1837 in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio.  He died on Sep 23 1893 in St. Anthony, Fremont, Id.  He died on Sep 23 1893 near Marysville, Fremont, Idaho.  He was buried on Sep 25 1893 in Wilford, Madison, Id.  He has reference number 2017382.

Information provided by the Wing Family of America, Inc. http://www.wingfamily.org

He was married to Caroline Jacques NEWTON in 1859 in Farmington, Davis, Utah. Caroline Jacques NEWTON was born on Dec 25 1839 in Leicester, Leicester, England.  She died on Mar 21 1881 in Weston, Oneida, Idaho.  She has reference number 2078169.

Information provided by the Wing Family of America, Inc. http://www.wingfamily.org

SIXTH GENERATION

32.  Hannah Melissa HOOPES was born on Apr 30 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jan 12 1923 in Logan, Cache, Ut.  She was buried on Jan 15 1923 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.

She was married to William MCCARREY on Jul 24 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Utah. William MCCARREY was born on Feb 12 1832 in Kirk Jerman,Peel, IOM, Eng.  He died on Nov 25 1904 in Richmond, Cache, Utah.

37.  Rebecca Ann HOOPES was born on Jun 16 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Il.  She died on Jun 22 1899 in Weston, Franklin, Id.  She was buried on Jun 25 1899 in Weston, Franklin, Id.

She was married to Matthew FIFIED. Matthew FIFIED was born in 1830 in Vermont.

38.  Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES was born on Sep 9 1847 in Council Bluffs, Pttwtt, Ia.  She died on Nov 19 1889 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Nov 20 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.

She was married to Charles Hopkins ALLEN (son of Andrew Lee ALLEN and Clarinda KNAPP) on Jun 15 1864 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. Charles Hopkins ALLEN was born on Oct 16 1830 in Burton, Cattaraugus, Ny.  He died on Feb 18 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Feb 19 1922 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES and Charles Hopkins ALLEN had the following children:

  1. Charles Lewis ALLEN was born on May 30 1865 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 8 1944 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  2. Warner Hoopes ALLEN was born on Oct 17 1866 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Feb 24 1932 in Prescott, Yavapai, Az.  He was buried on Feb 29 1932 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  3. Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Dec 13 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 22 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  4. John Seymour ALLEN was born on Nov 27 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jan 22 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jan 24 1966 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  5. Theodore Knapp ALLEN was born on May 20 1872 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Sep 4 1877 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
  6. Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN.
  7. Clarinda Knapp ALLEN was born on Mar 7 1876 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Aug 17 1956 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  8. Elijah ALLEN.
  9. Priscilla ALLEN was born on Dec 26 1879 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jun 21 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She was buried on Jun 24 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  10. She was buried on Feb 12 1973 in Mesa, Maricopa Co., Az.
  11. Julia ALLEN was born on May 23 1885 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She died on Jan 8 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  She was buried on Jan 12 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.
  12. James David ALLEN was born on Nov 18 1887 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 15 1940 in Globe, Gila, Az.  He was buried on Apr 18 1940 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  13. Joseph ALLEN was born on Nov 13 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az.  He died on Apr 22 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
  14. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN.

SEVENTH GENERATION

47.  Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN was born on Mar 27 1874 in Cove, Cache, Ut.  She was christened on May 7 1874 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  She died on Jan 6 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.  She was buried on Jan 9 1963 in Mesa, Mrcp., Az.

She was married to Horace Cornelius FULLER (son of Cornelius FULLER and Annie Elizabeth (Anna) LEWIS) on Jan 26 1894 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Horace Cornelius FULLER was born on Jan 2 1870 in Harrisburg, Washington, Ut.  He died on Dec 9 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

49.  Elijah ALLEN was born on Jan 22 1878 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.  He died on Jul 1 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 3 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Emma Pearl NIELSON on Oct 9 1901 in Salt Lake City Utah. Emma Pearl NIELSON was born on Apr 1 1880 in Sunset, Apache, Az.  She died on Aug 17 1931 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  Elijah ALLEN and Emma Pearl NIELSON had the following children:

  1. Elijah Cecil ALLEN.
  1. Rebecca Hannah ALLEN was born on Jul 6 1883 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  She died on Apr 7 1971 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

She was married to Orson Ashael PHELPS (son of Hyrum Smith PHELPS and Mary Elizabeth BINGHAM). Orson Ashael PHELPS was born on Jun 24 1882 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Jul 24 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He was buried on Jul 27 1953 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

Rebecca Hannah ALLEN and Orson Ashael PHELPS had the following children:

  1. Oma PHELPS was born on Aug 11 1906 in Chandler, Arizona.
  2. LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
  3. Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
  4. LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
  5. Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
  6. Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.

EIGHTH GENERATION

57.  Elijah Cecil ALLEN was born on Jan 30 1904 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.  He died on Dec 16 1993 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.

He was married to Marilla SOLOMON on Jun 7 1930 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. Marilla SOLOMON was born on Jun 10 1903 in Shumway, Navajo, Az.  She died on Jun 2 1988 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.

59.  LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS was born on Feb 13 1909 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Jun 27 2001.

He was married to MURIEL BRIMHALL (daughter of GEORGE H BRIMHALL and ROSETTA PALMER) on Mar 25 1937 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. MURIEL BRIMHALL was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She was born on Aug 16 1917 in Taylor, , , Arizona.  She died on Oct 26 1999.  She died on Oct 26 1999.

61.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS was born on Jun 10 1914 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona.  He died on Oct 6 1990.  He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington.  Leon graduated from Gila Community College in Payeson Arizona.

He was divorced from Frances May KNIGHT. Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah.

LEON HYRUM PHELPS and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

  1. Living Female  MILLER (PHELPS).

He was married to SELMA GEIGER on Dec 15 1944 in Lordsbury, New Mexico. SELMA GEIGER was born on May 17 1911 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama.  She died on Sep 24 1986.  (Transcribed from Georgia Pioneers, Vol 11, No.2, p109 – May 1974)

Docttone Benjamin Geiger – b 14Nov1877; d 19Jul1957; m 24Mar1895 to Mary Ann Knight

Mary Ann Knight – b 15Oct1873; d 12Sep1942

Their Children:

Maggie Martha Lee Geiger – b 16Feb1896; m 29Mar1914 to Wm. A. Tolbert

Mamie Cansada Geiger – b 12Feb1898; d 21Sep1930; m 27Apr1923 to Jacob C. Johnson. She died in Greensboro, NC but is buried in Ashboro, NC.

Henry Bernard Geiger – b 24Aug1901; m 26Dec1926 to Maggie Lee Dixon

Bessie Lillian Geiger – b 13Nov1903; m1 Edward F. McNamara(Div) /m2 25Apr1937 to James Bryant Hearn

Wilford Hebrew Geiger – b 19Jan1905; m 15Nov1929 to Lois Reames

James Adley Geiger – b 19Sep1908; m 10Nov1920 to Mattye Clayton

Selma May Geiger – b 17May1911; m1 LeLand Webb (Div) /m2 15Dec1944 to Leon Phelps

Docttone Benjamin Geiger, Jr – b 11Jun1915; m1 Ruby Adams(Div) /m2 Eunice Roy(Div) /m3 10Mar1940 to Thelma Pritchett

Parents of Docttone Benjamin Geiger were:

John Henry Geiger – b 30Jan1830; d Jan 1913

Sarah Ann Hutto – b Apr 1831; d Aug 1931

Parents of Mary Ann Knight were:

Hiram Cranten Knight – b 5Mar1839; d 18May1918

Sarah Ann Ott – b 5Mar1843; d 26Jun1926

This Bible was in a 1915 fire, where some pages and the backs were burned off. Family Record pages were salvaged and copied by Bessie Lillian (Geiger) Hearn and contributed to the Georgia Pioneers. Mrs. Hearn will correspond with interested parties who provide SASE to 2946 14th Ave, Columbus, GA 31904.  LEON HYRUM PHELPS and SELMA GEIGER had the following children:

  1. PHELPS.
  2. PHELPS.
  3. PHELPS.

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr was born on Jun 20 1900 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.  He died on Nov 3 1997 in Salt Lake City Utah.  He was buried in Wasatch Lawns Cemetery.  Henry worked for Salt Lake Cabinet and Restaurant Supply Company until he was 70 and then retired. After that he kept the financial books for a grocery store called GS Market in Salt Lake City Utah until he was 82. Henry enjoyed working in the Boy Scouts program, conducting music including at Great Saltaire and in the church. He served in the military in Arizona.

He was married to Dorothy DALLAS. Dorothy DALLAS was born on Feb 9 1911 in Salt Lake City Utah.  She died on Feb 26 1990 in Salt Lake City Utah. They were divorced.

He was married to Frances May KNIGHT (daughter of Franklin Joseph KNIGHT and Buelah Mae PILKINTON) on May 25 1944. Frances May KNIGHT was born on Dec 17 1918 in Rocky Mount, Montgomery Alabama.  She died on Jul 26 2008 in Salt Lake City Utah

Henry (Rudolph) MILLER (MULLER) Jr and Frances May KNIGHT had the following children:

+15   i. Living Female MILLER (PHELPS).

+16 ii.  Richard Kent MILLER.

  1. Living Male  MILLER.

EIGHTH GENERATION

44.  Living Female  MILLER (PHELPS) was born on Sep 2 1941 in Arizona.

She was married to Larry Lee LARSON (son of Clarence William LARSON and Signa Vera PEARSON) on Sep 2 1961 in Ely Nevada. Larry Lee LARSON was born on Sep 21 1939 in Ottumwa Iowa.  He died on Sep 27 2004 in Ottumwa Iowa.

The grandkids all called Larry “Papa”

Larry died of a heart attack while on vacation in Ottumwa, Iowa.

He died in his sister Lois’s home in the middle of the night.

It was his second, possible third heart attack.

The day before Larry and Lois had gone to the cemetery where their Mom Signa was buried.

Living Female  MILLER (PHELPS) and Larry Lee LARSON had the following children:

  1. Living Male LARSON.
  2. Living Female  LARSON.
  3. Living Male LARSON.
  4. Living Female LARSON.
  5. Living Female LARSON.
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