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Isaac Mathis, a son of Isham Mathis and Priscilla Jeffs, was born in Guileford Country, North Carolina, about 1795. Little is known of his boyhood. When the war of 1812 began, he was anxious to volunteer. He was too young to do so, but that didn’t dampen his spirits or decrease his desire to serve. […]
Conversion of William Lake (1802-1877) and Emma Court (1811 — 1894) William Lake was born at North Molton, Devonshire, England on July 15, 1802, of parents, John Lake and Sarah Richards. Emma Court was born at Bishops Nympton, Devonshire, England, on February 14, 1811. They had been married about 15 years, when they first heard […]
of Plymouth, Massachusetts The Legend, which has come down in the family of Lazarus LeBaron (4) of Sutton, Massachusetts, agrees with the story as told by Mr. Goodwin in nearly every particular and probably was the source of his version. This Lazarus was twenty-nine years old when his grandfather, Dr Lazarus LeBaron (2) died and […]
of Plymouth, Massachusetts We now present an account from a grandson of Francis (1), Dr. Lemuel Le Baron (2) written on his eighty-third birthday—Sept. 12 1830,—and giving the tradition as he had received it. He held the opinion that his ancestor was a member of the Roman Church.
Stories of John London (1840- 1922) Hannah Elizabeth Smith (1838-1901) John London was born in Alcester, Warwickshire, England, on November 7, 1840, the fourth son and child of a family of six. His father was George London and his mother, Sarah Garfield. John was the only member of his family to immigrate to this country […]
A Sketch of the Life of Anna Johanna Doratha Wilcken Pratt Born July 25, 1854 in Echorst, Germany Died June 22, 1929 in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico Written by her daughter Leah Pratt Call Anna Johanna Doratha Wilcken Pratt, or Dora W. Pratt, as she was know was the eldest child of her parents, Charles […]
1846-1909 by his Great Granddaughter Marlene Call Walker Parley Pratt and his wife, Mary Wood, were on their way to Utah with the pioneers. The wagon train that Mary was in stopped for one half hour for their first child’s, Helaman, birth near Mount Pisgah, Iowa. (A place Parley had named.) Helaman was 16 months […]
Journal 1875-78 Helaman Pratt’s Journal While traveling from Salt Lake City on a Mission to Old Mexico [1875–1878] [Transcribed by Maurine Colgrove with some additions and corrections by Benson Parkinson. Spelling and layout standardized.] On the 24th of July I received a letter from my brother P.P.Pratt stating that Bro. D.W. Jones wanted one of […]
1883-1897 DIARY OF HELAMAN PRATT Blessing pronounced upon the head of Elder Helaman Pratt, on the occasion of his being set apart for a mission to Mexico, under the hands of Elders’ Moses Thatcher and William W. Taylor, (Bro. Thatcher being mouth) in the Council House, Salt Lake City April 1883.