Thursday, June 28, 2018

Our 32 Mormon Pioneer Ancestors - Celebrate Them on 24 July 2018

Our Mormon Pioneer Ancestors  
Cross the Ocean and Travel Across the Plains 
Grandparents are in bold and linked

1847 Brigham Young Vanguard Company (16 April 1847 – 21 July 1847)
ENSIGN, Horace Datus Jr. age 20.

1846 July Mississippi Company (Pueblo Colorado) (1846 – 24 July 24 1847)
Spent the winter of 1846-47 in Pueblo Colorado with the sick detachment of the Mormon Batallion.
GIBSON, Mary Ann SPARKS age 43.
GIBSON, Mary Densia married in Pueblo and stayed there.
GIBSON, Robert Malek age 21.
GIBSON, Lydia Ardelicia married Gilbert HUNT Mormon Battalion sick detachment in Pueblo they were sent to help settle San Bernadino, California.
GIBSON, Robert Pulaski age 18.
GIBSON, Francis Abigail age 13.
GIBSON, William Gilbert age 11.
GIBSON, Laura Arrilla age 8.
GIBSON, Moses Washington age 5.
GIBSON, Manonas Levina age 3.
GIBSON, Joseph Smith age 1.

1847 Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company (17 June 1847 - 19-22 September 1847)
ENSIGN, Luman Ashley age 19.
ENSIGN, John Calvin age 18. [wrong birthdate wrong age in company]
ENSIGN, Rufus Bronson age 14.
ENSIGN, Lydia Esther age 6.
ENSIGN, Samuel age 42 Brother in-law of Mary BRONSON ENSIGN.
ENSIGN, Mary Everett GORDON age 36 wife of Samuel.
ENSIGN, Julia Searles age 13.

ENSIGN, Samuel Lozone age 11

1847 Abraham O. Smoot - Samuel Russell Company (17 June 1847 – 25 September 1847)
ROUNDY, Lauren Hotchkiss age 29.
ROUNDY, William Heber age 1 - mother less grandson.
ROUNDY, Byron Donavin age 3 - mother less grandson.
ROUNDY, Lorenzo Wesley age 27.
ROUNDY, Myron Shadrach age 3 - step mothered grandson.
ROUNDY, Susannah WALLACE age 26 - daughter in-law.
ROUNDY, Jared Curtis age 20.
ROUNDY, Nancy Jane age 13.

1848 Brigham Young Company (5 June 1848 – 20-24 September 1848)
DUNN, Harriet Atwood Silver age 29 fourth wife and step mother.
DUNN, Betsy age 10.
DUNN, Susannah age 5.

1848 Brigham Young Company (5 June 1848 – 20-24 September 1848)
SMITH,Sarah WOODING age 50 widowed in Nauvoo. Traveled with daughter andher family. Sarah Sailed on Swanton Liverpool to New Orleans 16 January 1843 – 16 Mar 1843.
New Orleans to St. Louis on Amaranth 1843 on to Nauvoo This 1843 sea travel with Sarah her husband Daniel their daughter Jane Louisa and one son Samuel and his wife Mary Ann and small child May Ann.
TURPIN, Jesse age 32. Traveled with 2 wives, 3 children and 1 mother in-law
TURPIN, Eliza Ann BOGGESS age 23.
TURPIN, James Moroni age 3.
TURPIN, Eliza Jane age 2.
TURPIN, Jane Louisa SMITH age 20 daughter of Sarah WOODING SMITH..
TURPIN, Jesse Richard Smith infant.

Heber C. Kimball Company (7 June 1848 – 24 September 1848)
ROUNDY, Shadrach age 59.
He was elected to be a Major in the 1847 Brigham Young company. Shadrach also served as Captain of 50 and Captain of 10.
In 1848, he left Salt Lake City with George Washington Bean and a group of men and met Kimball's company about 20 July east of Fort Laramie. He then traveled back to Salt Lake with the Kimball company as a captain of ten.
In 1850, he was Captain of his own company.

Sailed on Swanton Liverpool to New orleans 16 Jan 1843 - 16 March 1843. 
New Orleans to St. Louis on amaranth 1843 on to Nauvoo. This sea travel was with Samuel his wife Mary Ann and small daughter Mary Ann also Samuel's parents Daniel, Sarah and his sister Jane Louisa SMITH.
1850 Aaron Johnson Company (about 8 June 1850 – 12 September 1850)
SMITH, Mary Ann LINE age 39.
SMITH, Samuel Lorenzo age 6.
SMITH, Hyrum James age 2.

Ingraham parents William and Susannah GRIFFITHS INGRAHAM and children had sailed on the Yorkshire Liverpool to New Orleans 8 March 1843 – 10 May 1843. The parents died shortly after arrival the three orphaned children where taken to Nauvoo by their mother’s brother Richard GRIFFITHS and his wife Mary.

1850 Shadrach Roundy Company (22 June 1850 – 10 September 1850)
GRIFFITHS, Richard age 39
GRIFFITHS, Mary age 39 died along the way.
INGRAHAM, Richard age 15. [not listed]
INGRAHAM, Fannces Ann (Fannie) age 10.

1850 Warren Foote Company (17 June 1850 - 17-18, 26 September 1850)
BARNEY, Henry age 35 (second husband not related).
WILLIAMS, Sarah Angeline age 13.
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth age 10.
WILLIAMS, William George age 7.
BARNEY, Alma age 2ompanies (1847-1868

 to New Orleans John Davis PARKER and the ROUNDY sisters had followed from New Your, to Kirtland, Missouri, and Nauvoo. Then this family had stayed at Winter Quarters to build wagons. 
1852 Isaac M. Stewart Company (19 June 1852 - 28 August 1852)
PARKER, John Davis age 52.
PARKER, Almeda Sophia ROUNDY age 23.
PARKER, John davis Jr. age 3.
PARKER, Malinda age 1.
PARKER, Samantha ROUNDY age 28

Sailed from Wales to England and from England to New Orleans sometime after 1849.
Unknown Company
DAVIES, John Rees age about 23.
DAVIES, Mary Ann GRIFFITHS widowed sister in-law age about 23
DAVIES, James George age about 18. 

sailed on Troubador from Wales to Liverpool.
Sailed on Buena Vista 249 Welsh Saints Liverpool to New Orleans 26 February 1849 - 19 April 1849.
1852 William Norgan Company (22 June 1852 – 25 September 1852)
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth DAVIES age 22. Daughter of William and Rachel.
WILLIAMS, Rees Jones age 32 – son in-law.
WILLIAMS, Rees Jones infant – grandson.
William Reese DAVIES and wife first to be Baptized in South Wales. William part time Missionary while still in Wales being first to preach in the Welch Language. President of the Rhymney Branch. Councilor, to Dan Jones-head of the emigrating company on the "Buena Vista" sailed in 1849. Called as Welsh Branch Leader, at Council Bluffs. First Presiding Elder of the Fort at New Harmony, Utah Territory.

Sailed on Ship Elvira Owen Liverpool to New Orleans 15 Feburary 1853 – 31 Mar 1853.
1853 Claudius V. Spencer Company (3 June 1853 – 17 September 1853)
NEWMAN, Samuel age
NEWMAN, John Oscar age 15
NEWMAN,Ann Elizabeth age 13. 
NEWMAN, William Hughes age 10
NEWMAN, Joseph Partridge age 8.
NEWMAN, James age 6.
NEWMAN, Thomas Samuel age 1.

Sailed on Ship Elvira Owen Liverpool to New Orleans 15 Feburary 1853 – 31 Mar 1853.
1853 Cyrus H. Wheelock Company (1 June 1853 – 6 Octobert 1853)
WOOD, Sarah Ann age 2.

1855 Moses Thurston Company (3 July 1855 – 19 September 1855)
Ship Germanicus Liverpool to New Orleans 4 April 1854 – 13 June 1854.
Sailed on ship Chimborazo from Liverpool to [New York or Philadelphia] 1855.

1858 John W. Berry Company (10 May 1858 – 21 June 1858)
ENSIGN, Martin Luther home from English Mission age 27. (Second trip see 1847)
He drove three yoke of oxen for John Eldredge in 1847 when he initially emigrated to the Valley. He crossed the plains again in 1858 when returning from a mission to England. He served as chief cook in the Berry Company.

Sailed on ‘John J. Boyd’ Liverpool to New York 23 April – 1 June 1862
1862 Honer Duncan Company (22 July 1862 – 21 September 1862)
COLE, Elizabeth Sarah age 24.
CRESSALL, Clarence Christopher infant.

Sailed on Steamship 'Amazon' London to New York 4 June 1864 – 18 July 1864. Charles Dickens had inspected this ship and it’s passengers.
1863 Unknown Wagon Train Company (1863)
COLE, William George Jr. age 21.
COLE, George age 17.
COLE, Walter Charles age 14.
COLE, Erastus Moroni age 11.

Sailed on Arkwright Liverpool to New York 30 May 1866 – 6 June 1866
1866 Daniel Thompson Company (24 July 1866 – 28 September 1866)
WORLEY, John age 19. [Teenage brothers of Sarah and Catherine WORLEY.]
WORLEY, George age 17.

Sailed on "MINNESOTA" Departed Liverpool 30 June 1868 - Arrived New York 12 July 1868.
1868 Joseph S. Rawlins Company (25 July 1868 – 20 Aug 1868)
WORLEY, Catherine age 14.

Sailed on "MINNESOTA" Departed Liverpool 30 June 1868 - Arrived New York 12 July 1868.
1868 Joseph S. Rawlins Company (25 July 1868 – 20 Aug 1868)
JONES, Sarah Jane age 19.
JONES, Willard Thomas age 16.
JONES, Mary Emma age 13.
JONES, Albert William age 11
JONES, Marion John age 10.
JONES, Leonard James age 8.
JONES, Herbert Ernest age 3.

Sailed on "MINNESOTA" Liver pool to New York 25 August 1869 - 6 September 1869.
1869 New York to Utah Territory by Train
[Parents of John, George, Sarah and Catherine WORLEY.]
WORLEY, Jane Catherine age 13.
WORLEY, Harry age 10.
WORLEY, Thomas age 7.
WORLEY, William John age 2.

Some on-line Pioneer Sources:

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Wood Posterity as of 2018

K D and CS Wood Married 11 June 1946
Posterity as of  2018

6 - Children

30 - Grand Children

59 - Great Grand Children - 2 more on the way.
 4 - Gr Great Grand Children

Monday, April 9, 2018

Family Reunion 2016 Video

Reasor Odds Are - Reunion 2016 from Cook Shack on Vimeo.

You may have to go the "Reasor Odds Are - Reunion 2016" or "Cook Shack" link to see this video full screen width. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Grandma's Family History Time

We make time for Family History at our family reunions.

Family History Topic - Reunion 2017 

Ancestral Legacy of Conversion
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized 6 April 1830.  You had grandparents converted and baptized by January 1831. 

Color in your Grandparents who were converted and baptized in their own lifetime.  

(2016 Grandfathers who participated in the Revolutionary War.)
(2015 Shake the Hand - of your grandmother who shook the hand of a grandparent who shook the hand of Joseph Smith the Prophet...)
(2014 Mother To Mother Pedigree Line - with pictures.)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Family Portraits are Priceless

around 1908
Seated front left to right - Elizabeth CURL BELL (1839-1933), Rilla Madge REASOR, mother Elizabeth Jane BELL REASOR (1863-1947), Standing from left to right - unknown boy, John Washington BELL (1839-1916), unknown boy, Vollie Forest REASOR, Lillie Belle LYTLE REASOR (1887-1985), Edgar Webster REASOR (1885-1953), Etta Gertrude Reasor HALL. 

around 1916
from left: Richard Sylvan "Bood" (1900-1967), Vollie Forrest (1895-1965), Etta Gertrude (1887-1965), Edgar Webster (1885-1953), Roscoe Craig (1883-1964), and their mother Elizabeth Jane BELL REASOR (1863-1947).

back from left - Richard Sylvan "Bood" (1900-1967), Edgar Webster REASOR (1885-1953), Lillie Bell LYTLE REAOSR (1887-1985), tucked back Elizabeth Jane BELL REASOR (1863-1947), Mary Alice BELL HAMMOND (1862-1927), Gladys Gwendolyn REAOSR LINTON SUDDARTH (1909-2000), Center from left - Gerald Lester REASOR (1914-1990), Glen Winford (1910-1984), skip to girls in front of Gladys are Opel Ruth Hall and Goldia Blanche REASOR GOLDMAN MILLER (1913-1998). front from left twins - Gordon Lloyd REASOR (1917-1999), Garland Lee REASOR (1917-2004). and their grandmother Elizabeth CRUL BELL (1839-1933).

around 1930
Children of Edgar Webster and Lillie Belle LYTLE REASOR


front left to right - twin Gordon Lloyd REASOR (1917-1999), Gerald Lester REASOR (1914-1990),
Glen Winford (1910-1984) , twin Garland Lee REASOR (1917-2004), back left to right - Gladys Gwendolyn REAOSR LINTON SUDDARTH (1909-2000),  Lillie Belle LYTLE REASOR (1887-1985), Edgar Webster REASOR (1885-1953), Goldia Blanche REASOR GOLDMAN MILLER (1913-1998).

Ancestry Chain: RSC, BR, MRR, Garland Lee REASOR, Edgar Webster REASOR and Lillie Belle LYTLE, Daniel Breckenridge REASOR and Elizabeth Jane BELL, John Washington BELL and Elizabeth CURL.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

More of the Story

Read Monuments and Markers - Shadrach Roundy linked here.

Shadrach Roundy 
Painting  by Jordan Reasor Anjewierden, for 2017 First Annual Kirtland Art Gathering, works about residents of Kirtland in the 1830's, shown in Kirtland, Ohio LDS Visitors Center.

I was Jim's colleague at Nebraska when I learned of his extra credit opportunity. I moved on to the Univ. of Minnesota, and one day an advertising class student asked about extra credit. Without thinking, I offered identification of Shadrach Roundy.

A week later, they were perplexed. "Are you SURE Shadrach Roundy is related to advertising?" My response, "No.This a challenge to your effort and imagination."

A week later, no success and more grumbling. So I offered a clue, unlike Jim. Minneapolis is hundreds of miles from Fremont, not just 50. My clue: his name is on a monument in Fremont, NE.

On the due date, 4 students submitted correct response. Three, working independently, had taken the path I expected. Not finding a phone listing for a Freemont Historical Society, they found that Fremont is in Dodge County. They did find a listing for a Dodge County Historical Society, and each called to inquire. The perplexed person who answered took pity and identified Mr. Roundy.

The 4th student haunted the library, and one of the librarians made this her quest too. For 3 weeks, nothing. But a 2 days before the deadline, she told him she had a clue. Some historical account of an election identified "the Mormon, Shadrach Roundy" as a candidate's supporter . . but nothing further.

The student went to the [local Mormon Family History Libray] and asked to use their library. They agreed, but saw that he was not successful and asked who he was looking for. None were familiar with Shadrach Roundy. But one said there was a member, Paul Roundy, in St. Paul.

Once the student convinced him he was legit, the 3-times great-grandson of Shadrach Roundy provided the needed information. He knew a lot about his ancestor, but not about the monument in Freemont.

That night, I called Jim and told him the story. He volunteered to take some photos of the monument and send them for the student to take to Paul Roundy.

Dial forward 6 years, about 1985. I am back in the advertising business in Dallas. At some point I shared my Shadrach Roundy story with my employees. Dial forward again. One day the company librarian tells me she's getting calls from students and the U of Texas at Dallas, asking about Shadrach Roundy. One of my guys was teaching a course there. Someone had asked about extra credit.

Dial forward again, to 2010 . . eating a sandwich at my desk in Raleigh, and Shadrach came into my mind. In 15-seconds, I had everything about Shadrach Roundy on my computer monitor. Thanks Google. So, no more extra credit opportunities. 

But everyone in my family can tell you about this old Mormon. It is almost like he is a member of our family too. 

Comment by David left at Monuments and Markers - Shadrach Roundy 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sarah WORLEY JONES Obituary

Corrections to type history: survived by the following children Cyrus [W.]
 Corrections to type history: Funeral Services of Mrs. [Sarah] W. Jones

Emigrating with her [younger sister Catherine Worley the year before their parents.]