About This Site

We grew up listening to bedtime stories from our parents. We heard stories of Dad spending summers in Antimony and living with the Parson’s in Rexburg. We heard from Mom of Aunt Bessie and the Libbey farm in Maine. With Grandparents on both sides interested in genealogy, there was a rich supply of stories to be told.

As we grew up we found these stories hard to access in written form. Copies of stories were tucked away in peoples home, but mostly we were not where the stories were. Without those stories, all that is left is dates and places. Our ancestors have lived productive, interesting, and successful lives. We could have made photo copies, but this would have only helped us. For about the same amount of work, we could put the stories on a web site and be of benefit to the entire family. So that is what we have done. We want to make our ancestors come alive in our memories. This website provides a place where these stories of our ancestors’ lives can be collected and organized.

Featured Ancestors

William Black

Born: 1784 Lisburn, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Died: 1873 Rockville, Washington, Utah, USA

Frederick Barker

Born: 1800 Diss, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1866 North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA

Gary Alton Mathews

Born: 1944 Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Died: 2009 Toledo, Lincoln, Oregon, USA

Margaret Staley

Born: 1850 Prarostino, Torino, Italy
Died: 1938 Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA

Vanese Barker

Born: 1915 North Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA
Died: 1985 Takoma Park, Montgomery, Maryland, USA

William Haney Hickenlooper

Born: 1804 Unity Twp, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
Died: 1888 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA

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