Dedicated to the memory of my brother, David Carleton Libbey, 1915–1990, who cherished his family heritage and did much to preserve it.
The Life of Father and Mother
by LaRae Mathews
FUNERAL SERVICES: BENJAMIN LYNN
May 19, 1979, 11:00 A.M.,
Roy 2nd Ward, Roy, Utah
Officiating: Darl R. Field
Family Prayer: Thomas A. Mathews (son)
Prelude: Maxine Corry
The Family Name EYREM HARE (or What Have You!)
From Sommerset House at London comes a birth certificate secured by Deane Eyre of Logan which gives Edwin HARE born 19 April 1845, Dowsby, Linconshire, England. Father James HARE, mother Ann HARE, formerly NAYLOR signed with her X.
The 1851 census of Dowsby taken April 9, 1851, gives the following:
- JAMES HARE head of family, age 55, labourer in Ag. born
Quarrington, Linconshire, England
- ANN HARE, wife age 53, born Heckington, Lincolnshire,
children at home:
This appears to be a report from a professional genealogist. It was in the files of LaRae Mathews.
The practice of altering one’s name upon the occurrence of any remarkable event in his personal history seems to have been known in times of very remote antiquity.
A number of examples of this are to be found in the Bible, as Abram to Abraham, Saul to Paul, etc.
The new name was either assumed by the person himself, or granted by the Monarch.
You Sing Now
Hartshorn, Leon R., compiler. Remarkable Stories from the Lives of Latter-day Saint Women, Volume II, pp. 146, 147:
Born in New York in 1811, Matilda Robison, with her husband, Thomas Rice King, joined the Church in 1840. They crossed the plains with their seven children, settling in Fillmore, Utah, where they helped construct first a fort, then the statehouse. In 1876 the King families founded Kingston; then Thomas and Matilda were called to establish the United Order in Piute County. Sister Robison died in 1894.
Ilene Shelton’s thoughts after her dad’s death.
Every person in this life has something to share, As a family we are glad we have had our daddy for this additional season of time. Over the years dad has been very ill and often we felt that it was his time, but it wasn’t and wondered what was it that dad needed to do here.
It is said that Thomas and his family came to the United States on the steamship Clinton and landed in the Hudson River in New York City (there is some discrepancy in dates 1848–1850). They moved west in 1850 and Carolina was born as they sailed down the Ohio River.
One of my choice memories of Daddy was when he bowled at Petworth Bowling Alley near the Petworth Library on Georgia Avenue. Gary and I would take turns meeting him there after work going down there on the bus. We would have something to eat with him usually at the drugstore across the street. That was one of the few times we ever had canned soups. Then we would watch him bowl or we would walk to the library and browse or check out books. I’m sure that much of my love for books came from those times of wandering through that library.
dated August 17th, 1785
Chatham Co., NC, Wills and Estates, Vol. 1, pg. 20(b),21
NC State Archives film # C.022.50001
Written from Los Angelas, California in 1846 while on the Mormon Battalion march.
Source: Utah, Our pioneer Heritage
Dear Father and Mother,
Pronouns (he,she) and titles (Dad, Grandpa, etc.) don’t work here because they are ambigous and different generations will read this.
Who we are writing about
Why we are writing
Who written by
This is a most interesting family. The archive record of this family was prepared as if Mr. Bligh and Ann Bligh were a married couple. This is very misleading, as Ann Bligh never married. The archive record [LDS] shows 5 children born at Shelfanger to Mr. Bligh and Mrs. Ann Bligh. There were in fact 7 children born to Ann Bligh, a single woman, at Tibenham, not Shelfanger. The 2 children not shown on the archive record are Mary, christened 15 October 1769 and the second John born 13 January 1789.
In relating the following incident, which took place in Sawdust, Tennessee, shortly after entering the missionary field, I realize the dark pessimistic side of the situation may tend to overshadow the really important thing – the joy and thanksgiving that comes to the soul when one realizes that God watches over and opens the way for us when we are in His service and trust to His care.