Friday, September 12, 2008

Rachel MORRIS DAVIES - Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude

I find many of my grandmothers in:
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude
Volume I
A to E
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers
page 766 - 767

George MORRIS was the father of - Mormon Pioneer Rachel MORRIS DAVIES wife of William Reese DAVIES - parents of James George DAVIS - father of Elizabeth Ann DAVIS PAKRER- who was the mother of Laura Elizabeth PARKER WOOD - mother of Kirt DeMar WOOD my father. Rachel was the mother in-law of Polly WILLIAMS DAVIS.

There are no known photos of Rachel or William Reese DAVIES.

Rachel's son James George DAVIES / DAVIS married Polly Williams, Rachel and Polly are found on the same page in this book.

History of the Church. Vol. 5 page 281, 282

Sunday 19th (February 1843)

“Elder William Henshaw having been directed by Elder Lorenzo Snow to go to south Wales, he commenced preaching in the English language privately to several families in Pen y Darren, near Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorganshire. A number of the people believed his testimony, and this day he baptized William Rees Davis, his wife, and two of his sons, and commenced preaching publicly in Brother Davis’s house, about one-third of the people only understanding the English language.” Page 312 - Saturday 25th - (March 1843)

“Elder William Henshaw, who has encountered preaching in South Wales, organized the Pen-y-darran branch, and ordained William Rees Davis, priest, who commenced preaching in the Welsh language, which caused opposition to increase and a considerable number to receive the gospel. While he established that Branch of the Church, Brother Henshaw supported himself by working in the coal mines…

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