Biographies

Alma Moroni Blanchard (1842) - Pioneer of 52

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Alma Moroni Blanchard was born in Leray, Ingham Co., Michigan April 5, 1842. He was the son of Aseph and Eunice Elizabeth Thompson Manchard. He came to Utah in 1852 in the Isaac Bullock Company a boy ten years old in company with his parents. He drove an ox team across the plains and had many experiences on the plains. Once while fording the river, the current was so strong that it started to take him down the stream, but by holding to a rope he was rescued. His home was in Springville, Utah.

Ann Bligh (1802)

History submitted by Virginia Woodward to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Nora H. Lund Historian, South Center Salt Lake County

Ann Bligh (Blygh) was born 8 Feb. 1802 at Tibenham, Norfolk, England. She was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Pease or Pearse Bligh. We know nothing of her early life in England.

William Black (1784)

William Black, the son of William and Mary Gardiner Black, was born August 20, 1784, at Lisburn, Antrim County, Ireland. At the age of seventeen years, he enlisted in the Seventy-second Regiment of the British Army in which he served four years in Ireland and seventeen years abroad. He was present at the taking of the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch on January 6, 1806, and also when the Isle of France fell to the British from the French government. The year 1814 found him at Madras, from which place he traveled to Bengal, East Indies.

Jane Johnson (1801)

Jane Johnston Black, daughter of Daniel and Marietta Chambers Johnston, was born June 11, 1801, at Lombag, Antrum County, Ireland. Her father was a Wesleyan Methodist preacher. Jane's parents died when she was sixteen, then she was called to fill her father's place in the ministry which position she held until she was twenty. Before his death Mr. Johnston named William Black, Sr., his daughter's guardian, and Jane lived in the Black home until she married William Black, Jr., July 31, 1822. The young couple made their home in Lisburn, Ireland.

Reodolphus Babcock Biography

Pioneer of 1847
A.O. Smoot Company

Daniel Babcock and Jerusha Taylor of Springfield, Massachusetts were married December 4, 1787 and had the following children: Betsy, Cloe, Daniel, George, Jehiel, Jerusha, Lavisa, Permelia, Reodolphus and Thankful. Reodolphus, the youngest was born February 23, 1800 at Middlefield Massachusetts.

George Black (1854) Take from the Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia

BLACK, George, third Bishop of the Marion Ward (Panguitch Stake), Garfield county, Utah, was born May 23, 1854, at Fillmore, Millard county, Utah, the son of Geo. Black and Susan Jaquay. With his parents he moved to Southern Utah in 1861 and was baptized by Apostle Erastus Snow at St. George when about eight years old. He was ordained a Deacon at Rockville, whence the family had moved, and when seventeen years old, after residing a short time in Kanosh, they settled at Kingston, Circle valley, in May, 1877.

Mary Ellen Eyre (1871)

At a large coal-mining district in England, in the middle of the nineteenth century, the family of James Eyre was working very hard for a livelihood. The times were hard and the work paid little, but with faith and courage in their hearts, this family knew they would reach the top. Soon after the Mormon Church was organized, the missionaries began to go all over the world preaching the gospel. One of the first places they went was England. James Eyre heard about the restored church and became very interested.

Life of Benjamin Eyre (1840) and his brother Edwin Eyre (1845) to the time of their marriages

Several of the right most columns of this document were truncated. Most of the words I was able to guess. This document came from LaRae Mathews. Ben Mathews

Benjamin and Edwin Eyre were the sons of James Eyre and Ann Naylor Eyre. Benjamin was born August 22, 1840, and Edwin was born April l6, 1845 at Derby, Lincolnshire, England.

Esther C King (1858)

September 24, 1858 – April 10, 1923

The Mormon settlers had been in Salt Lake City a very few years when Brigham Young told them to settle different parts of the territory of Utah. It was in 1854 that this colonization began. One destination was Fillmore. Fillmore was becoming an industrious city. Homes were being built and farmland cleared rapidly. As well as doing this, they had to be very careful how they treated the vast tribes of Piute Indians that were everywhere at this time.

The Life of George Black Jr. (1854)

Written by LaRae Mathews

George Black Sr. came to Utah in 1847 with the James Pace Company. On September 15, 1850, he was called with thirteen other families to settle Spring City in Sanpete County. In 1852, Brigham Young sent them into the western country, now known as Millard County, because the Indians had burned their forts and tried to drive them out.

It was here, in the town of Fillmore, that George Black Jr. was born on May 23, 1854. He was the second boy and fourth child born here. His life was full of many exciting adventures and visions.

Lucy Ann Wood (1849)

Lucy Ann was the oldest child of William Wood and Lucy Babcock. She was born December 15, 1849, at Provo, Utah, She was the first white child born in Provo. Although the history of Provo gives the Park twins (boys) the honor of being the first born, they were born December 28, 1849, eleven days after Lucy arrived on December 15.

Thomas Cartwright Mathews (1867)

By Son, Benjamin Lynn Mathews, spring 1978

The thoughts in this sketch are as I remember during lifetime and as he related some of the events to me. He was born in Beaver, UT, on the 25 April 1867, son of John Lynn and Mary Jane Cartwright Mathews. He was the eldest son and an ambitious person, always working at something. He had a great love for horses and owned a good team, and was generous with his time, helping his friends and neighbors.

Pioneer of 52

Alma Moroni Blanchard was born in Leray, Ingham Co., Michigan April 5, 1842. He was the son of Aseph and Eunice Elizabeth Thompson Manchard. He came to Utah in 1852 in the Isaac Bullock Company a boy ten years old in company with his parents. He drove an ox team across the plains and had many experiences on the plains. Once while fording the river, the current was so strong that it started to take him down the stream, but by holding to a rope he was rescued. His home was in Springville, Utah.

Andrew Hickenlooper (1725)

Previous to the Revolutionary War and it is supposed about the year 1700, Andrew Hickenlooper emigrated to America from Holland [actually, Germany]. He was married and settled in Pennsylvania. His wife’s Christian name was Catherine but I am not in possession of her family name. They had three sons and three daughters as follows: Andrew, Adam, and George, and Mary, Ann and Margaret. Mary married James Ayes, Ann married William Haney, and Margaret married John Davis. All the family except George moved to western Pennsylvania and he remained on his father’s homestead.

Andrew Hickenlooper (1756)

Andrew Hickenlooper, son of Andrew Hickenlooper, was born in Pennsylvania February 10, 1757 and was married to Rachel Long in York County Pennsylvania May 12, 1789. (It is possible they did not settle in York County until after their marriage, as history differs some). In the year 1793, he removed with his family from York County to Westmoreland County, the western frontier of Pennsylvania near the present sight of Pittsburgh. He was a farmer and a soldier, having served three terms of enlistment in the American army.

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