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:
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:
- Jane HOOPES was born on Feb 17 1790 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania. She died on Dec 27 1859.
- Emmor HOOPES was born on Oct 13 1791 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania. He died before 1806 in Chester, PA.
- William HOOPES was born on Nov 16 1793 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.
- Enos HOOPES was born on Jan 16 1798 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania. He died before 1806.
- She died before 1806.
- Sarah HOOPES was born on Apr 29 1802 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania. She died on Sep 28 1866.
- Elizabeth HOOPES was born on Jun 10 1805 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania.
- Mary Ann HOOPES was born on Nov 5 1807 in Goshen, Twp., Chester, Pennsylvania. She died on Mar 2 1887.
- Lydia HOOPES was born on Jun 26 1811 in Gorshen, Chester, Pennsylvania. She died on Jun 22 1866 in Riley County, Kansas.
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.
- Thomas Watts HOOPES was born on Aug 15 1815 in Fairview, York, Pennsylvania. He died on Oct 8 1894.
- Warner HOOPES.
- Hyrum HOOPES was born on Apr 6 1820 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania. He died on Jun 12 1904 in Thatcher, Franklin, Idaho.
- Mary HOOPES was born on Jan 17 1822 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania. She died on Oct 8 1848 in Iowa, USA.
- Lewis HOOPES was born on Nov 19 1823 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania. He died in 1843.
- Jane HOOPES was born on Aug 10 1826 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania. She died on Oct 22 1851 in Mendon, Cache, Utah.
- Seth HOOPES was born in 1828 in Lewisberry, York, Pennsylvania. He died in 1841.
- Sarah Ann HOOPES was born on Jan 31 1830 in New Garden, Columbiana, Ohio. She died on Jun 27 1910 in Mendon, Cache, Utah.
- William Harlan HOOPES was born on Oct 13 1831 in New Garden, Columb., Ohio. He died on Oct 2 1906.
- Elizabeth HOOPES was born on Jun 28 1833 in Smith, Columbiana, Ohio. She died on Sep 7 1888 in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah.
- Jonathan HOOPES was born on Feb 22 1835 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. He died on Sep 6 1919 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Seth Alma HOOPES was born on Dec 16 1840 in Brown, Brown, Illinois. He died on Sep 16 1841.
- Hannah Melissa HOOPES.
- William Warner HOOPES was born on Mar 7 1852 in Platte City, Platt, Mo. He died on Aug 11 1858.
- Mary Jane HOOPES was born on Jul 25 1854 in St. Joseph, Buchanan, Mo. She died in Sep 1854.
- Rozina Albina HOOPES was born on Apr 8 1858 in Florence, Douglas, Nb. She died on Aug 2 1862.
- Deborah Eliza HOOPES was born on Sep 26 1861 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. She died on Oct 2 1862.
- Rebecca Ann HOOPES.
- Elizabeth Adelaide HOOPES.
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.
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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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.
- 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.
- Andrew Lee ALLEN was born on Dec 13 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. He died on Jul 22 1870 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
- 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.
- Theodore Knapp ALLEN was born on May 20 1872 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. He died on Sep 4 1877 in Richmond, Cache, Ut.
- Adelaide Cedilla ALLEN.
- Clarinda Knapp ALLEN was born on Mar 7 1876 in Richmond, Cache, Ut. She died on Aug 17 1956 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
- Elijah ALLEN.
- 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.
- She was buried on Feb 12 1973 in Mesa, Maricopa Co., Az.
- 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.
- 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.
- Joseph ALLEN was born on Nov 13 1889 in Mesa, Mrcp, Az. He died on Apr 22 1890 in Mesa, Maricopa, Az.
- Rebecca Hannah ALLEN.
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.
- LEWIS ASHEL PHELPS.
- Genevieve PHELPS was born in 1911 in Arizona.
- LEON HYRUM PHELPS.
- Elizabeth PHELPS was born in 1917 in Arizona.
- Orson Allen Jr PHELPS was born in 1919 in Arizona.
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
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:
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.
- Living Male MILLER.
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:
- Living Male LARSON.
- Living Female LARSON.
- Living Male LARSON.
- Living Female LARSON.
- Living Female LARSON.