Wednesday, February 24, 2021

1908 Builder

close up of Herbert Henry Hawkes builder
Herbert built his own home in Logan and also

Hyde Home at Hyde Park,UT

Herbert Hawkes was hired to build the home for the Charles Hyde family around 1908. Three generations of family lived in this home and it was loved by many many grandchildren! It featured a library, large bedrooms with huge walk-in closets, and two sleeping porches. It was built with a covered side porch, and big farm kitchen. There was a large kitchen sink with swinging seat attached and a builtin flour bin cabinet. From the front huge bedroom you could see the Logan Temple lite up on the hill! The home is no longer owned by the Hyde or Waite family. (Vickie Mather Prows)

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Street View After 113 Years

Monday, February 1, 2021

Four More Mayflower Ancestors: John TILLEY, Joan (HURST) (Rogers) Tilley there daughter Elizabeth TILLEY and John HOWLAND shows another possible Mayflower Ancestor - Elizabeth TILLEY the 11th  great grandmother of my children. Also John HOWLAND 11th great grandfather of my children. Elizabeth and John were not married until about 1623 after the Mayflower voage. 

(There is some speculation about the parents of John Williams the father of Polly Williams.) 

The Stories are From - address to full story below: 

John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley: Their Life and Legacy in Plymouth Colony.

Elizabeth had traveled on the Mayflower as a 13-year-old girl with her parents, John Tilley [my 11th Great Grandfather] and Joan (Hurst) [widow Rogers] Tilley [my 11th Great Grandmother], and her uncle and aunt, Edward and Ann (or Agnes) Tilley. [John Tilley was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact, as was his brother, Edward.]

Elizabeth’s parents and aunt and uncle all died that first winter, leaving her an orphan. She was then taken in by the Carvers. [The] Carvers died in the spring...

....Howland was listed as a manservant to John Carver on the Mayflower voyage, he was perhaps a younger man at the time of the voyage, perhaps under the age of 25.

In November 1620, the Mayflower Compact was signed by nearly all the adult male colonists and two indentured servants. One of those indentured servants was John Howland. His signature on the famous document suggests he was likely an adult and at least 21 years old in 1620....

John Howland’s Voyage on the Mayflower: The One Who Fell Overboard

...The separatist Pilgrims had originally planned on sailing to the New World in two ships. The Speedwell proved to be unseaworthy, and many of the passengers were moved to the Mayflower.

There were turbulent seas that autumn, and in one horrible storm, John Howland fell overboard. William Bradford wrote in his book of Plymouth Plantation about John Howland’s near-death experience:

“It pleased God that he [John Howland] caught hold of the topsail halyards which hung overboard and ran out at length. Yet he held his hold (though he was sundry fathoms under water) till he was hauled up by the same rope to the brim of the water, and then with a boat hook and other means got into the ship again and his life saved. And though he was something ill with it, yet he lived many years after and became a profitable member both in church and commonwealth"....

John and Elizabeth raised 10 children....

...John Howland held several prominent positions during his lifetime. He served as a Plymouth colony assistant and deputy for Plymouth to the general court, was in charge of the fur trading post at Kennebec, and was on the fur trade committee.

John Howland died in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on February 23, 1672 or 1673. Elizabeth died at Swansea, Massachusetts on December 21, 1687 or 1688.


Family 1620 Mayflower Connections

Edward FULLER and His wife and there son Samuel FULLER were Mayflower passengers. Edward and his brother brother Dr. Samuel Fuller both signed the Mayflower compact.  Our children have a direct line through both their parents to the FULLERS on the Mayflower.   By their dad's father they are 9th great grandchildren and by their mother's mother they are 13th great grandchildren.  


Friday, October 30, 2020

Dee and Camilla to Kirt and Camilla

 Eternally Kirt DeMar Wood and Camilla Smith

1946 Wedding Day
1947 First Anniversary
mid 1960's
early 1970's
About 1972
About 1973

More photos to be added. 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Monuments and Markers - Simeon Adams Dunn and Adiline Rawson home in Nauvoo, Illinios

Home built about 1841 and dedicated by Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency Aug 14 1982

2002 Fouth great granddaughters of Simeon Adams Dunn and Adaline Rawson and their daughter Mary Dunn Ensign, her daugher Harriet Camilla Ensign Smith.....

The Simeon Adams Dunn and Adeline Rawson Dunn home is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Parley and Hyde streets. The property baught from Joseph and Emma Smith. It was the first 2 story home built in Nauvoo. Simeon was a farmer and a Nauvoo policeman. He also worked on the Nauvoo Temple. Twenty children were born to Simeon. Adeline Rawson was the mother of the first seven children all born in Michigan. Four died as infants in Michigan. Three young daughers Adaline, Mary and Bestsy moved to Nauvoo with their parents about 1839. Adaline died in Nauvoo 1841, Simeon's second wife Margaret Snyder was the mother of two children born in Nauvoo. One infant died, Margaret died in Nauvoo a few months later 1946. Simeon Adams Dunn and four daughters left Nauvoo in 1846. Adline and Margaret where both seal to their husband in the Nauvoo Temple Jan 22 1946.

The Dunn family Simeon and his fourth wife Harriet Atwood Silver and three of the four girls migrated to Utah together, arriving in 1848 with President Brigham Young's family.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Generations of Grandchildren- Smith to Smith to Wood to Reasor

Isaac and Camilla and Elizabeth have 58 grandchildren
(19 children)

back left: both grandmothers Elizabeth FURHIMAN SMITH (9 Jun 1871-21 Jun 1944) and Harriet Camilla SMITH (24 Apr 1859- 15 Mar 1930)

Isaac, Camilla and Elizabeth SMITH grandchildren about 1926 or 1927

FRONT: Twila Smith b.1923, unknown boy, Ted LEWIS b.1916, unknown boy, D. A. NASH b.1924, unknown girl, unknown girl, Madele Smith b.1923, man Welland Fuhiman Smith son b.1899.

MIDDLE: Helen Jean SMITH b.1924, labeled as but can't be Julia T LEWIS b.1927, Mary Jean SMITH b.1923, Harriet SMITH b.1914, Wesley Elvin SMITH b.1923, unknown boy, man Wesley Ensign SMITH son b.1888.

BACK: Lois HENDRICKS b.1918, behind Vivian SMITH b.1912, Joyce LEWIS b.1911, behind Clyde Furiman Smith son b.1913, Lula SMITH b.1916, behind tall girl unnumbered and unknown, Martha SMITH b.1916, Dick LEWIS b.1918 (Richard SMITH LEWIS), boy behind with elbow up unknown.

Isaac SMITH grandchildren

About 1930
 left: Sarah Ann S Lewis (daughter), Verna Dahle S (wife of Malcolm), Ruby S Nash (daughter), Letitia Mae Gray S (wife of Theron), Ada Dahl (sister of Verna dahle), Zina Vivian Crouch S (wife of Will), Leona S Hendricks (daughter), Lula Annie Yeates S (wife of Ike), Veir Christiensen S (wife of Wes), Virginia Smith (grandchild), Harriet Camilla Ensign Smith (mother), Ada Cemantha Davidson (mother of Verna Dahl)

Grandchildren: back: Aryett Christensen Smith b.1929, Joyce Lewis (daughter of Sarah Ann), Vivian Smith (daughter of Will and Zina), Martha Smith b.1916, Harriet Smith (daughter of Wes and Alta). .

front: Wesley Elvin Smith b.1923, unknown, Helen Jean Smith b1924. girl in hat Mary Jean Smith b.1923, hat in front of Harriet unknown, end Frank Claron Smith b.1925.  

1934 Isaac and Camilla SMITH Reuinon
Included on right is the whole Ensign SMITH family: George Ensign SMITH, Amy Ella HAWKES, and their 5 children Myrle, Amy, Ensign Jr in shadow, Leona, Camilla.

Next Generation
Ensign and Ella have 22 grandchildren
(5 children)

1950 Wood and Isaksen grandchildren
1956 Christmas Eve
grandchildren of George Ensign SMITH son of Isaac and Camilla

Missing Julie '57, Nate '57, Wes '59, Richard '62, Jonathan '66

Next Generation
Camilla and Dee have 30 Grandchildren
(6 children)

Grandchildren of Camilla 1986
missing Karlee '88, Coco '88, JB '90, Isaac '91, KD '92, Cassie '93 ,Joseph '96.  
missing JB '90, Isaac '91, KD '92, Cassie '93 ,Joseph '96.  
Missing Joseph '96

Next Generation
(4 children)

Ancestry Chain: Isaac SMITH 1857-1914, George Ensign SMITH 1898-1967, Camilla Smith 1926-1999, Lark.