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101 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. JACKLE, JAKOB (I261)
 
102 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. RAPP, JOHANNES (I595)
 
103 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. JAUCH, JOHANNES (I844)
 
104 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. MEHNE, AGNES (I845)
 
105 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. JAUCH, MARIA (I846)
 
106 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. MEHNE, JOHANNES (I851)
 
107 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. BENZING, AGNES (I852)
 
108 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. MEHNE, JOHANNES (I853)
 
109 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. BOLLENMULLER, URSULA (I854)
 
110 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. BENZING, JAKOB (I855)
 
111 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. WEYLER, AGATHE (I856)
 
112 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. JACKLE, JAKOB (I2759)
 
113 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. JACKLE, JOHANNES (I2760)
 
114 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. SPECK, URSULA (I2761)
 
115 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. BARROH, MARIA (I2763)
 
116 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. JACKLE, JOHANNES (I2764)
 
117 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. RAPP, ANNA MARIA (I2765)
 
118 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. KAYSER, MARIA (I2767)
 
119 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. JACKLE, JAKOB (I2768)
 
120 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. BENZING, MARGARETHA (I2769)
 
121 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. SPECK, JOHANNES (I2772)
 
122 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. MEHNE, ANNA (I2773)
 
123 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. SPECK, THOMAS (I2774)
 
124 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. MULLER, JAKOB (I2776)
 
125 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. MEHNE, ELISABETH (I2777)
 
126 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. SPECK, THOMAS (I2778)
 
127 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. SCHLENKER, BARBARA (I2779)
 
128 !BIRTH, MMARRIAGE, AND DEATH RECORD EVANGELISCHES KKIRCHENGEMEINDE SCHWENNINGEN WURTEMBERG GERMANY. MEHNE, JOHANNES (I2782)
 
129 !BIRTHDATE COULD BE 15 OR 18 SEP 1743 ACKLEY, SARAH (I448)
 
130 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1143)
 
131 !BURIAL RECORD: MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, DAYTON, OHIO. LOT 721, SECT 1, GRAVE 3. WALTERS, ISABEL (I1333)
 
132 !BY CORRESPONDENCE I EVANGELISCHES PFARRAMT 7220 VILLINGEN- SCHWENNINGEN KRONENSTRABE 7 GERMANY WEILER, ANNA (I175)
 
133 !CENCUS 1880 US FHL # 1255073 NA T9-1073 PAGE 5B, WASHINGTON UNION CTY, OHIO SCHERTZER, SOLOMON (I87)
 
134 !CENSUS 1851AUGUSTUS SEELEY TIME LINE

BORN IN NEW ENGLAND

9 APR 1760 JOINED THE NEW YORK PROVINCIAL TROOPS IN QUEEN?S COUNTY NEW YORK DURING THE FRENCH AND INDIAN SEVEN YEARS WAR. LISTED HIS OCCUPATION AS A HATTER. HIS SON JOSEPH LATER STATED THAT HIS FATHER HAD SERVED UNDER JEFFERY AMHERST DURING THE SEVEN YEARS WAR AND IN THE CORPS OF CAPT. JAMES CAMPBELL DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. ?AUGUSTUS WAS ON THE UNITED LOYALIST LIST FOR LANCASTER TWSP IN UPPER CANADA AND WAS CALLED GUSTUS.? ROBERT SEELEY, OTTAWA, CANADA.

1760/1 MET AND MARRIED MARY BRISBIN WHO WAS BORN IN IRELAND.

2 JUNE 1761 MUSTERED IN NEW YORK PROVINCIAL TROOPS IN ALBANY COUNTY NEW YORK.

FIRST CHILD, MARGARET BORN IN ALBANY CO. IN 1801 LISTED IN THE ELIZABETHTOWN CENSUS AS MARGARET WICKWIRE WITH LABRORIS AND FOUR CHILDREN: PHILIP, MARY, LABRORIS JR AND JANE. IN 1804 CENSUS LABRORIS WAS MISSING.

LISTED IN LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AS LIVING IN SARATOGA

CARRIE BORN IN ALBANY CO. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE CARRIE CAME TO CANADA. NOTHING MORE IS KNOWN ABOUT HER.


JAMES BORN IN ALBANY CO. LISTED IN 1801 CENSUS AS SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH (MANHARD) WITH 4 CHILDREN: DAVID, MARY, JANE & ROBERT. JAMES SERVED WITH AUGUSTUS DURING REVOLUTIONARY WAR. AT AGE 16 HE ENLISTED AS A PRIVATE IN ROGERS CORP, IN HIS FATHERS OLD UNIT. (AUGUSTUS WOULD HAVE BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH COL. ROGERS DURING THE FRENCH & INDIAN WAR). RECEIVED LAND IN LANCASTER ALONG WITH SIR JOHNSON AND HIS SCOTS. HOWEVER HE SETTLED IN ELIZABETHTOWN. MRD 1ST ELIZABETH MANHARD - CHILDREN: DAVID, MARY, ELIZABETH, JAMES JR, JANE, LEWIS, MRD 2ND MARY POLLY - CHILDREN: MARGRETT, JOSEPH, PHILIP, AUGUSTUS, ANNA & PEET. SERVED IN WAR OF 1812 IN THE MILITIA, WAS TAKEN PRISONER AT THE BATTLE OF LUNDY?S LANE, DECLARED HE WAS A CRIPPLE BECAUSE OF SEVERE COLD CAUGHT WHILE ON HIS ESCAPE FROM THE U.S.

RUTH BORN IN ALBANY CO. IN 1801 CENSUS LISTED AS SPOUSE OF SAM JUDSON WITH THREE CHILDREN: LEWIS, SAMUEL & ABIGAIL. BY 1807 THERE WERE OTHER CHILDREN SILUS, LABEUS, ANNA & REBECCA.

JANE BORN IN ALBANY CO. 1801 CENSUS LISTED JOHN & JANE ELLIOTT WITH JOHN JR. BY 1807 THERE WERE THREE MORE CHILDREN: JANE, SARAH AND CLARINDA.

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20 OCT 1774 MARY BAPTIZED IN SCHAGHTICOKE PROTESTANT DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH. IN 1801 CENSUS SHE IS LISTED AS SPOUSE OF JOSEPH FAULKNER FOUR CHILDREN. INTERESTINGLY, THE CHILDREN'S NAMES WERE ELEANOR, WILLIAM, AUGUSTUS AND MARY - HIS PARENTS/HER PARENTS.


5 FEB 1776 ELIZABETH BAPTIZED IN SCHAGHTICOKE PROTESTANT DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH. MARRIED SAMUEL NICHOL.

14 SEP 1777 WHILE LIVING AT OLD SARATOGA AUGUSTUS AND SON JAMES WERE HIRED ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER LOYALISTS TO HERD GENERAL BURGOYNE?S CATTLE AT THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA.

16 OCT 1777 GEN. BURGOYNE, REALIZING THE LOYALIST TROOPS WERE SURROUNDED AND ADVISED THEM TO ESCAPE AS HE WAS GOING TO SURRENDER THE NEXT DAY. MANY DID ESCAPE BUT AUGUSTUS & JAMES DECIDED TO STAY AS MARY AND THE GIRLS WERE TOO YOUNG OR WEAK FOR THE HAZARDOUS TRIP NORTH. AUGUSTUS & JAMES WERE CONFINED TO A CAMP BUT ESCAPED AFTER TWO WEEKS.

AUGUSTUS, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS PETITIONED THE CROWN FOR LAND IN LANCASTER, GLANGARRY, UPPER CANADA. IT IS LIKELY THE GROUP HAD KNOWN EACH OTHER DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. BESIDES AUGUSTUS AND JAMES THE LIST INCLUDED JAMES YOUNG, THOMAS BAIN ROSS, JACOB SNYDER AND JOHN SNYDER.

14 APR 1779 ANNIE BAPTIZED IN SCHAGHTICOKE PROTESTANT DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH. PROBABLY BORN IN SARATOGA. LISTED IN 1802 CENSUS WITH SPOUSE DAVID LAKEN.

16 NOV 1780 SARAH BORN IN ALBANY CO. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT AUGUSTUS LIVED IN SCHAGHTICOKE SO IT MAY BE ASSUMED ALL OF THE CHILDREN WERE BORN IN SARATOGA. IN 1801 CENSUS SHE AND JOSEPH WERE LIVING WITH AUGUSTUS AND MARY. SHE WAS MISSING FROM 1802 CENSUS WHICH ESTABLISHES MARRIAGE DATE TO HAZARD WILCOX JR WAS 1801 OR 1802.

21 MAY 1783 JOSEPH BAPTIZED IN SCHAGHTICOKE PROTESTANT DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH. GRANTED LAND NEAR LAKE GANANOQUI. HE LIVED AT HOME WITH AUGUSTUS AND MARY UNTIL 1807 WHEN HE WAS LISTED IN CENSUS LIVING WITH SISTER ANNY, HER HUSBAND DAVID LAKINS AND THEIR 2 CHILDREN.
DURING THE WAR OF 1812 HE WOULD BE TRIED FOR DESERTION & TREASON. HE TALKED HIS WAY OUT OF THE CHARGE BY TELLING OF HIS FATHER?S HIGH VALUES ON LOYALTY. HE SAID THAT NO MEMBER OF THE FAMILY WOULD EVEN THINK OF ANYTHING BUT LOYALTY TO THE CROWN. HE STATED THAT HIS LOYALTY WAS INSTINCTIVE, INSPIRED BY THE ATTACHMENT OF FAMILY. HE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL PARDON MILITARY C SERIES: C166 P 53 APR 1814, LETTER LT. GEN DRUMMOND TO N. FLEET. SEE ALSO " MCMILLAN DICTIONARY OF CANADIAN BIOGRAPHIES BY S. STEWART WALLACE.


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14 JUN 1784 SARAH BAPTIZED IN SCHAGHTICOKE PROTESTANT DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH.


AUGUSTIN LISTED IN THE ELIZABETHTOWN CENSUS. OTHER SELEE (SIC) HEADS OF FAMILIES WERE JUSTUS AND PEET. ALSO LISTED WAS WICKWIRE (MARGARET) & FALKNER (MARY).

1 SEP 1797 AUGUSTUS RECEIVED HIS 3 LOTS IN LANCASTER.

AUGUSTUS, MARY, JOSEPH AND SARAH LISTED IN ELIZABETHTOWN CENSUS. OTHER SELEE HEADS OF FAMILIES INCLUDED JOSEPH, JUSTUS AND JARED.

16 JULY 1804 AUGUSTUS SOLD LOT 20 IN LANCASTER TO JACOB SNYDER AND LOT 21 TO JOSEF SNYDER.

16 APR 1807 AUGUSTUS SON JAMES SOLD LOT 25 IN LANCASTER TO JOHN MCLENNAN.

1804 CENSUS LISTED ?FAM NO? 272, MARY SELEE AND JOSEPH SELEE.

1808 ELIZABETHTOWN HEAD OF HOUSE CENSUS LISTED MRS SEELY LIVING ALONE NEAR JOSEPH SEELY, JOSEPH FALKNER, AND DAVID LAKEN,

AUGUSTUS DIED IN ELIZABETHTOWN, UPPER CANADA.

OCT 1873 PROXY BAPTISM BY JOHN HENRY WILCOX. ENDOWMENT HOUSE, (GS SER. NO. 183385), BOOK D, PG. 377, #17314.




















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APRIL 2001
STATE OF UTAH

!HISTORY

SARAH ?SEELEY? WILCOX
BORN 16 NOVEMBER 1780
DIED 9 OCTOBER 1856

?RELIC OF HASSARD WILCOX?

BY
ALBERT ANTRELL

CORRECTIONS BY KARL L. WEILER AS NOTED
A THIRD GREAT GRANDSON



NOTES FOR SARAH SEALEY

1 JAN 1980 PAGE1

BIRTH-BUR-DEATH: AFN:1CTF-X0; MANTI CEMETERY RECORDS; FAMILY HISTORY OF SARAH? THE LIFE OF A PIONEER WOMAN FROM HER 21ST TO 76 TH YEARS, BY
ALBERT ANTREL.

HISTORY: THE FOLLOWING IS THE HISTORY OF SARAH BY ALBERT ANTREL.


IT IS NOTHING IN NEW ENGLAND OR ANY OTHER PART OF THE ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES TO FIND CHURCHYARD HEADSTONES DATING BACK TO THE 18TH CENTURY. BUT THEY ARE CONSIDERABLE LESS ABUNDANT IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN AND GREAT BASIN WEST, NEITHER OF WHICH WAS VERY SETTLED BEFORE THE 1840?S AND 1850?S (THE 19TH CENTURY).

THIS WAS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT I FOUND THE MARKER OF SARAH WILCOX SO REMARKABLE IN THE CEMETERY AT MANTI, SANPETE, UTAH. SARAH?S GRAVE LOOKS COMMON ENOUGH AMONG ALL THE REST OF THE PIONEERS. NOTHING TO BE EXCITED ABOUT; A SIMPLE COLITE STONE, PEELING BADLY IN LAYERS AFTER 124 YEARS. (NOTE KW1: IN 2001 THE STONE IS GONE AND A SMALL FLAT MARKED STONE HAS REPLACED IT.) SARAH DIED ON OCTOBER 9, 1856. THE STONE READ; SARAH WILCOX, RELIC OF HASSARD WILCOX, BORN NOVEMBER 16, 1780, DIED OCTOBER 9, 1856.

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SHE WAS 76 YEARS OF AGE AT HER DEATH. NOTHING SO UNUSUAL THERE EITHER, EXCEPT THAT IN HER DAY, AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY WAS PROBABLY 40 YEARS LESS. BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT SARAH THAT REACHED BEYOND THE COMMON, THE ORDINARY. GEOGRAPHY AND A PARADE OF MEN AND EVENTS OF 1780 BEGAN CROWDING AROUND HER GRAVESTONE.

INEVITABLY, SARAH WILL BE 200 YEARS OLD ON NOVEMBER 16, 1980, AND POSSIBLY THIS MAKES HER THE OLDEST WHITE RESIDENT OF UTAH, ALIVE OR DEAD! BUT THERE WAS MORE TO IT THAN A LOCAL RECORD.

IN THE YEAR OF HER BIRTH, 1780 THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION WERE MUDDLING ALONG, TRYING TO GOVERN 13 UNRULY, JEALOUS ATURE 34 YEARS OF AGE WHEN THE TREATY OF GHENT ENDED THE WAR OF 1812 ON CHRISTMAS EVE 1814.

THERE IS A LITTLE CONFUSION IN THE RECORDS WHERE SHE WAS BORN, WHETHER IN EXTER, RHODE ISLAND OR IN ALBANY, NEW YORK. WHICHEVER IS TRUE, SARAH?S FEET FIRST PLODDED WESTWARD THROUGH THE MOHAWK VALLEY IN 1801, HAVING MARRIED HAZARD WILCOX JR. IN ALBANY. IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY IN 1801, THERE WERE STILL SOME ECHOES OUT OF THE REVOLUTION AND EVEN A FEW OUT OF THE EARLIER FRENCH AND INDIAN FRACAS OF HER FATHER?S DAY.

LYING BESIDE SARAH IN FAR-OFF UTAH IS HER OLDEST DAUGHTER AND FIRST-BORN, MARY WILCOX LOWRY. MARY WAS BORN IN ?OSSEWAGOTCHA?, (SAYS THE INSCRIPTION ON HER STONE) COUNTY IN ?UPPER CANADA? IN 1802. OBVIOUSLY, SARAH AND HAZARD HAD EMIGRATED TO CANADA THROUGH THE MOHAWK VALLEY TO THE NIGRA RIVER AND INTO WHAT IS NOW SOUTH-EASTERN ONTARIO.

ALBANY IS SOUNDLY LOCATED GEOGRAPHICALLY AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE MOHAWK AND HUDSON VALLEYS, AND IN 1801 IT?S 3000 PERMANENT RESIDENTS PROBLY STILL SAW OCCASIONAL CHARACTERS IN? LEATHERSTOCKINGS?. UP THE MOHAWK LAY THE IROQUOIS CONFEDERATION AND ENGLISH CANADA. MUST THERE BE ANY QUESTION THAT IN 1801 SARAH AND THE MOHAWK AND THE SENECA, THE ONADAGA THE HURONS ON HER MIND? ONE MAY WELL WONDER WHETHER EVEN THE NAME TECUMSEH WAS NOT KNOWN TO HER.

IN THE CASE OF SARAH AND HAZARD, THEY WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GRANT OF LAND IN CANADA, GIVEN TO THEM BY THE BRITISH FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO THE CROWN BY HAZARD?S FATHER, HAZARD WILCOX SR. (NOTEKW2: COPIES OF THIS LAND GRANT IS ENCLOSED). THE SENIOR WILCOX WAS A CAPTAIN IN BRITISH-AMERICAN LOYALIST MILITIA, AND HE WAS KILLED IN THE BATTLE AT WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK IN 1776, WHILE IN PURSUIT OF THE REBEL GENERALS, WASHINGTON AND MCDOUGAL. HAZARD SR. IN OTHER WORDS WAS A ?TORY?, AND NOT ONLY A ?REDCOAT?, BUT A CAPTAIN OF ?LOBSTERNECKS?. (NOTEKW3: THIS IS
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DOCUMENTED IN THE BOOK NT WHEN HIS FATHER DIED IN BATTLE FOR THE CROWN, AND HE NEVER KNEW HIM. HAZARD, JR., WAS A FARMER, AND LIKE MANY FARMERS IN THE 13 STATES, HE WANTED GOOD , NEW LAND TO START HIS MARRIED LIFE ON, A DESIRE TO BE REALIZED IN UPPER CANADA, THANKS TO GREAT BRITAIN.

SARAH BORE FIVE CHILDREN IN UPPER CANADA, HER FIRST-BORN BEING MARY, AND ALL FIVE WERE BORN IN ERNESTTOWN, OSSEWEGATCHIE COUNTY. THE WILCOX?S REMAINED FRONTIER CANADIANS FOR 10 YEARS, BUT ON THE BRINK OF THE WAR OF 1812, HAZARD WILCOX MADE A DECISION. HE REMOVED HIS FAMILY BACK INTO AMERICAN TERRITORY AND EMIGRATED FARTHER WEST TO MARION COUNTY, MISSOURI. FOUR MORE CHILDREN WERE BORN THERE. IN 1820, FOR VAGUER REASONS, HAZARD AND HIS FAMILY MOVED AGAIN THIS TIME TO CARMI, WHITE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. A SET OF TWINS HAD BEEN BORN AND DIED IN MISSOURI, AND A SECOND SET WAS BORN IN CARMI, OF WHICH ONE DIED AT BIRTH. SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE WILCOX?S MOVED ONCE MORE. THIS TIME TO BENTON, SALINE COUNTY, ARKANSAS. HERE IN 1824, HAZARD DIED AT THE AGE OF 49, LEAVING SARAH WITH FIVE CHILDREN SHE HAD BORNE HIM IN ALL (KW4: PROBATE WILL SHOWS HAZARD DIED IN 1831) SARAH GAVE BIRTH TO HER LAST CHILD, JOHN HENRY OWEN WILCOX, AND SHE SAW HER FIRST-BORN, MARY, MARRIED TO A KENTUCKIAN, JOHN LOWRY, SR. ONE OTHER DAUGHTER, HER NAMESAKE, SARAH, HAD ALSO MARRIED, LEAVING HER WITH SABRA, AGE 14, AND TWO SMALLER CHILDREN, THE ONE A CHILD OF THREE NAMED CLARISSA JANE, AND THE OTHER THE RECENTLY-BORN BABY, JOHN HENRY OWEN.

SARAH WAS ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO HER DAUGHTER, MARY WILCOX LOWRY, AND WHEN MARY AND JOHN LOWRY JOINED THE MORMON CHURCH IN 1833, THERE IS NO CLEAR RECORD OF ANY OBJECTION ON SARAH?S PART. IN FACT, IN TIME THE TWO YOUNGEST OF SARAH?S CHILDREN WERE ALSO BAPTIZED INTO THAT DENOMINATION. AS FOR SARAH IN 1833 SHE WAS 53 YEARS OLD, BOTH BAPTIZABLE AND MARRIAGEABLE AS A WIDOW, BUT SHE SHOWED NO INCLINATION FOR EITHER. (KW5: NAUVOO TEMPLE RECORDS SHOW SARAH COMPLETED HER ENDOWMENTS. I BELIEVE SARAH JOINED THE CHURCH WITH HER CHILDREN.)

WHETHER BEFORE 1847 SHE HAD JOINED THAT CHURCH OR NOT, HOWEVER, SARAH WENT ALONG WITH THE LOWRYS ON THEIR LONG TREK TO UTAH. SHE WOULD BEEN 67 YEARS OLD ON HER LAST WESTWARD MOVE.
SOMETIME AROUND 1850 WHEN SARAH WAS ABOUT 70 SHE ARRIVED IN THE SANPETE VALLEY OF CENTRAL UTAH TO BE WITH MARY W. LOWRY. HER SON WAS MARRIED IN 1848 IN SALT LAKE CITY. IT IS LIKELY THAT HE AND HIS WIFE ACCOMPANIED SARAH TO THE? SANPETE FORT? (MANTI), BUT DID NOT REMAIN THERE. THOSE ARE THE ?BARE FACTS?. THEY ARE RECORDED OR SURMISED FROM GENERAL HISTORIC BACKGROUND.

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NOT MUCH IS KNOWN ABOUT SARAH PERSONALLY; ABOUT HER APPEARANCE, HER PERSONALITY OR HER TEMPERAMENT WE KNOW NOTHING. THERE ARE GROUNDS, HOWEVER, TO ASSUME HONESTLY THAT SHE WAS AT LEAST STRONG, HEALTHY AND PATIENT. A FEW VITAL FACTS ALSO KNOWN FROM RECORDS, CAN BE ADDED.

HER FATHER?S NAME WAS AUGUSTUS SEELEY, OR ZIEGLY, AND ALTHOUGH FROM EXETER, RHODE ISLAND HIMSELF, HE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN OF GERMAN EXTRACTION. HER MOTHER WAS MARY BRISKIN, OF BRITISH DESCENT. ACCORDING TO THE CRUMBLING INSCRIPTION ON HER GRAVESTONE, SARAH WAS THE DIED OF ?PARALYSIS?, AND THAT IN HER LAST MOMENTS SHE WAS ATTENDED BY HER DAUGHTER, MARY WILCOX LOWRY. THE NAME OF ?JOSEPH WILCOX? HAS SOMEHOW, MYSTERIOUSLY, MADE IT INTO THE MANTI CEMETERY RECORD WITH NO OTHER INFORMATION OTHER THAN A BURIAL PILOT NUMBER(UNIDENTIFIED BY ANY MARKER) THERE IS NO OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ?JOSEPH WILCOX?. ONE OF SARAH?S TWINS, BORN IN MISSOURI IN 1814 WAS NAMED JOSEPH, BUT FAMILY RECORDS SHOW HE DIED THE YEAR HE WAS BORN.

SARAHE INTERTWINED WITH ALL THREE IN SOMEWAY, BUT AFTER 1854 SHE PROBABLY LIVING IN JOHN LOWRY?S HOUSE UNDER THE NORTH WALL OF THE BIG FORT. THE TREELESS VICINITY WAS AS DIFFERENT FROM CANADA, MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS (AND CERTAINLY IN CONTRAST WITH RHODE ISLAND AND NEW YORK) AS A PLACE COULD BE. IT WAS AN ARID LANDSCAPE OF SAGEBRUSH AND BUNCHGRASS. WAGON RUTS WIGGLED AND WOVE THEIR WAY BETWEEN THE SAGE FROM DESTINATION TO DESTINATION WITHOUT DELINEATED STREETS. FOR SARAH THE SANPETE FORT WAS ONLY ONE AND THE LAST OF SEVERAL FAR FLUNG OUTPOSTS IN WHICH SHE SPENT HER LIFE?S BLOOD AFTER LEAVING THE CIVILIZATION OF ALBANY IN 1801.

HER LIFE WAS CHARACTERISTICALLY AMERICAN IN ITS RESTLESSNESS AND IN ITS NEAR-ROOTLESS NESS. THE FARMER?S WIFE, LIKE THE FARMER, MOVED WITH THE TIDE OF WESTWARD AGRICULTURAL EMIGRATION. TO CONTACTS WITH THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS OF HER PARENT?S TIME, THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR OF 1812 AND WESTWARD EMIGRATION, IN THE 1830?S, SARAH EVIDENTLY ADDED CONTACTS WITH THE MORMON PERSECUTION AND EVENTUALLY WITH THE MORMON EMIGRATION INTO THE DESERTS OF THE FAR WEST. SHE WAS NOT BAPTIZED, EVIDENTLY, UNTIL 1857, ONE YEAR AFTER HER DEATH, WHEN, OF COURSE, IT HAD TO BE DONE AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL WHERE THE MORMON CHURCH IN 1877, WAS TO ERECT A TEMPLE. IT

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WAS NOT ALTOGETHER UNFITTING OR UNSYMBOLIC THAT SARAH?S COMPANY IN THE GRAVEYARD WAS MORE RED THAN WHITE.

IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT SARAH WAS PERSONAL SECURITY EVEN BEFORE 1801, CONSIDERING THE PROXIMITY OF A PRISTINE WILDERNESS. IF IN HER LIFE SHE WAS NEVER CONCERNED WITH INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, DRUGS AND LUNG CANCER, SHE FACED PROBLEMS OF RAW SURVIVAL DAILY INSTEAD. THERE IS NOW WAY TO CONCLUDE SHE EVER KNEW MUCH COLONIAL GRACE.


HERS WAS NOT COMFORT IN A LEISURELY MOUNT VERNON OR AN INTELLECTUAL MONTICELLO, NEITHER WERE HARVARD AND YALE, VITAL IN HER NEW ENGLAND ANCESTRY. HERS WAS A LIFE THAT FEATURED RIGOROUS PHYSICAL DEMANDS ON MUSCLES AND NERVES IN THE PRIMEVAL.

SHARH HEWED WOOD AND HAULED WATER PROBABLY NOT MUCH LESS THAN THE STONE-AGE SQUAWS IN THE FOREST OR THE MOUNTAINS THAT SURROUNDED HER. SHE MET THE INDIAN FROM THE WYANDOT OF THE GREAT LAKES TO THE UTE OF THE GREAT BASIN. SHE WAS PRESENT IN JOHN LOWRY?S HOUSE, ALONE, WITH HER GRANDDAUGHTER, MARY LOWRY, WHEN
THE ?HAWK-OF THE MOUNTAINS,? WAH-KA-RA, STRODE UNANNOUNCED INTO THE ROOM AND RAPTUROUSLY ASKED THE TEENAGE MARY TO BE HIS WIFE. WHEN MARY REFUSED, AND LIED ABOUT HER REASONS, SARAH WAS STILL THERE AND TENSE, AND POSSIBLY LOOKING AROUND FOR A FIRE POKER OR AN IRON FRYING PAN, (AS SO MANY FRONTIER WOMEN WERE KNOWN TO DO WHEN INDIANS APPEARED SUDDENLY IN THEIR HOUSES), WHEN HE DROVE HIS STEEL TRADING-POST KNIFE ANGRILY INTO JOHN LOWRY?S HOMEMADE TABLETOP.

THE ONLY THINGS THAT CHANGED FOR SARAH WHEN SHE CROSSED THE PLAINS ON HER BIGGEST TREK OF ALL, ONE OF A THOUSAND MILES FROM COUNCIL BLUFF TO THE GREAT SALT LAKE VALLEY, WERE THE NAMES OF THE INDIAN TRIBES AND THE CLIMATE.

IT APPEALS TO HUMAN COMPASSION, EVEN AFTER 124 YEARS, TO KNOW THAT MARY WILCOX LOWRY, HER FIRST ?BORN AND ONE OF HER ?UPPER CANADIANS,? IS STILL BY HER SIDE, 200-YEAR-OLD MOTHER?S SIDE IN ARID UTAH. MARY SURVIVED HER MOTHER BY ONLY THREE YEARS AND DIED HERSELF IN 1859, AT THE AGE OF 57.

SARAH?S GRAVESTONE CRUMBLED TO THE GROUND LAST SPRING (1980), AND AS THOUGH IN SYMPATHY, SO DID MARY?S. AS SARAH?S IDENTITY PEELS FROM HER STONE COMPLETELY, PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE MAY BOTHER TO WONDER, ?A REAL OLD ONE. WONDER WHY SHE CAME.? UNANSWERED THEY WILL GO BY THE BIRTH DATE ON HER STONE?. THE IROQUOIS? THE REDCOAT BETWEEN UPPER CANADA, MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS, BUT IN 1856, SHE LAY DOWN IN ETERNITY IN AN OLD UTE BURIAL GROUND WITH ONLY ONE OUT OF THE TWELVE TO HOLD HER CALLOUSED, WRINKLED HANDS.

WHEN SARAH WAS BORN THERE WERE STILL ELEVEN YEARS BEFORE THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TOOK OFFICE, AND THERE WERE ONLY 13 STATES, ALL IF THEM EAST OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS. WHEN SHE DIED IT WAS DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE 14TH PRESIDENT, FRANKLIN PIERCE, AND MR PIERCE WAS PRESIDENT OF 31 STATES, SIX OF THEM INCLUDING CALIFORNIA, BEYOND THE MISSISSIPPI.

THE FRENCH USUALLY HAVE SOMETHING POIGNANT TO SAY ABOUT ALL EARTHLY GAMUTS: TOUT CASSE, TOUT LASSE, TOUT PASSE. ? EVERYTHING BREAKS, EVERYTHING WEARS OUT, EVERYTHING PASSES AWAY.? SOMETIMES THAT IS A CONSOLATION. IT IS ALWAYS TRUE, AND AND IT IS ALWAYS FINAL. 
SEELEY, SARAH (I223)
 
135 !CENSUS 1900 STATE OF UTAH
!MARRIAGE CERT STATE OF UTAH




EPHRAIM WILCOX
BY ANNA WILCOX BETTS


EPHRAIM WILCOX CAME INTO THE WORLD THE 15TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 1885, TO JAMES HENRY WILCOX AND HARRIET ANN DAY. IN THE SMALL SLEEPY TOWN OF CASTLE DALE, UTAH.
EPHRAIM WAS THE 3RD CHILD BORN TO THIS NICE COUPLE, THE 1ST DIED SHORTLY AFTER BIRTH.
EPHRAIM GREW UP ON A FARM AND DID THE THINGS A NORMAL FARM BOY WOULD DO. HE RODE HORSES, HERDED COWS, SWAM IN THE CREEK, HAULED HAY, ETC.
HIS FATHER WAS A STERN MAN AND BELIEVED TO SPARE THE ROD WAS TO SPOIL THE CHILD. SINCE EPHRAIM WAS ALL BOY HE GOT THE ROD QUITE OFTEN. HE ALWAYS SAID IF HE EVER HAD A CHILD HE WOULD NEVER LICK THEM.
WHEN HE WAS AROUND SEVENTEEN HE WENT TO SUNNYSIDE, UTAH, TO WORK IN THE COALMINES. IT WAS HERE WHEN HE WAS 21 THAT HE MET AND FELL IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL DARK HAIRED MISS WITH BIG BLUE EYES. ON THE 19TH OF MAY 1901 HE MARRIED MARGARET ANN SMITH, DAUGHTER OF ALFRED AND ODENA (MINNIE) EPHRAIMINE OLSEN SMITH.
THIS HAPPY YOUNG COUPLE LIVED IN SUNNYSIDE FOR A WHILE. IT WAS HERE THAT A LOVELY DAUGHTER, ARVILLA, CAME TO MAKE THEIR HOME EVEN HAPPIER. SHE HAD BIG GRAY EYES AND CURLY HAIR, THAT WAS LIGHT BROWN IN COLOR. THEN IN ABOUT 19 MONTHS THEY HAD ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL. SHE HAD DARK EYES AND ALMOST BLACK HAIR, THIS WAS HARRIET ODESSA. THEY SOON MOVED BACK TO CASTLE DALE.
EPHRAIM HAD DREAMS OR VISIONS THAT HE WOULD GET KILLED IF HE STAYED AND WORKED IN THE MINE SO HE TOOK HIS SMALL FAMILY BACK HOME. HE DID FARM WORK AND WENT BACK TO THE MINES A FEW TIMES WHEN MONEY WAS REAL SHORT.
IT WAS HERE THAT THEIR 3RD DAUGHTER WAS BORN. SHE WAS A LIGHT COMPLECTED BABY. THEY NAMED HER ANNE EPHRIA. EPHRAIM?S SISTER HATTIE SAID THAT WHEN HE CAME TO TELL HER ABOUT THE 3RD LITTLE GIRL TEARS ROLLED DOWN HIS CHEEKS BECAUSE HE WANTED A BOY SO BAD.
THINGS THEN MADE A CHANGE AND IN 2 ? YEARS JAMES LU DELL CAME TO BLESS THEIR HOME. AT LEAST EPHRAIM HAD HIS BOY AND HOW HE LOVED THIS LITTLE BOY WHICH LOOKED MUCH LIKE HIS FATHER. DARK BROWN HAIR AND EYES. EPHRAIM WAS SHORT, 5 FT. 5 INCHES TALL, AND VERY HANDSOME.
IN ABOUT 3 YEARS ANOTHER LITTLE BOY CAME TO THEIR HOME ON THE 13TH OF OCTOBER. THIS BABY WAS SMITH HAZARD, WHICH WAS A SIR NAME BACK IN THE GRANDPARENTS OF EPHRAIM WILCOX.
SORROW WAS TO HIT THE WILCOX FAMILY IN DECEMBER; ARVILLA TOOK SICK ON A WEDNESDAY AND DIED ON FRIDAY JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS. SHE WAS THEIR OLDEST CHILD. I CAN STILL HEAR EPHRAIM MOURN HER DEATH.
EPHRAIM THEN DECIDED TO MAKE A MOVE AND TRY TO GET A FARM OF HIS OWN, SO IN FEBRUARY THEY MOVED TO LA SAL, UTAH, (1917). THIS WAS IN SAN JUAN COUNTY. HERE THEY FIRST LIVED IN AN OLD SHEEP-SHEARING PLACE. THIS MOVE WAS MADE BY HORSES AND A WAGON, LOADED WITH ABOUT ALL THE ?WILCOX?S POSSESSIONS.?
AT THIS TIME THE BABY WASN?T VERY WELL. EPHRAIM WENT TO WORK FOR CHARLIE REDD. A RANCHER IN LA SAL, SAN JUAN, UTAH.
EPHRAIM FOUND 160 ACRES THAT HIS UNCLE HERB DAY HAD FENCED AND ABOUT 5 ACRES CLEARED. THIS GROUND WAS ALL COVERED WITH SAGEBRUSH. THE WILCOX FAMILY LIVED IN ONE OF CHARLIE REDD?S HOUSES. THROUGH THE WINTER EPHRAIM STILL WORKED FOR CHARLIE REDD. IF I REMEMBER RIGHT HE MADE $50.00 A MONTH. IT WAS HERE THAT ON THE 5TH OF JULY (I BELIEVE 26TH) CAME AGAIN AND THE BABY BOY DIED.
IN THE SPRING EPHRAIM BOUGHT A LOG HOUSE FROM A SAWMILL IN OLD LA SAL AND TORE IT DOWN AND BY TEAM AND HORSES MOVED IT ON HIS RANCH ABOUT 6 MILES. HERE HE REBUILT IT. IT SURE WASN?T MUCH TO LOOK AT, 16? BY 20?. JUST A ROUGH FLOOR BUT IT WAS A HOME. MARGARET ANN WAS A VERY GOOD HOUSEKEEPER AND THE LITTLE FAMILY OF MOTHER AND FATHER AND 3 CHILDREN THAT WERE LEFT NOW WERE HAPPY HERE. CLEARING THE LAND, GROWING BIG GARDENS, TRYING TO GET SOMETHING OF HIS OWN, EPHRAIM WORKED LONG HOURS. HE WAS REALLY A PIONEER HERE IN THIS PART OF UTAH.
HARD LUCK WAS HIS FOR A WHILE. HIS BELOVED MARGARET ANN BECAME ILL AND ON THE 10TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1924, SHE PASSED AWAY. SHE HAD BEEN IN BED FOR MOST OF THREE YEARS. SHE HAD PERNICIOUS ANEMIA AND THEN DROPSY. IT WAS HARD FOR EPHRAIM. MARGARET ANN HAD BEEN IN THE LDS HOSPITAL AND CAME HOME, LOST THE BLOOD THAT THEY GAVE HER AND TURNED TO DROPSY. SHE DIED IN MOAB. EPHRAIM HAD TAKEN HER THERE WHERE HIS SISTER HATTIE RAN A CAF? AND HOTEL. SHE STAYED THERE AND SHE THOUGHT THE ALTITUDE WAS TOO HIGH IN LA SAL.
EPHRAIM?S FINANCES WERE ZERO SO HE GOT A FELLOW THAT RAN A LUMBERYARD TO BUILD A CASKET. IT WAS HARD TO BE LEFT WITH 3 CHILDREN, LU DELL 10, ANNA 13, AND ODESSA 15. A FARM AND NO WIFE TO HELP KEEP THINGS GOING. THE CHILDREN STAYED IN MOAB WITH HATTIE AND EPHRAIM WENT BACK TO LA SAL ALONE.
EPHRAIM THEN WAS BUILDING A MILK HERD AND WORKED FOR CHARLIE REDD. THE KIDS CAME HOME IN THE SUMMER, AS THERE WAS NO HIGH SCHOOL IN LA SAL.
WHEN ODESSA WAS ALMOST 18 SHE WAS MARRIED. THAT LEFT EPHRAIM WITH THE TWO CHILDREN, ANNA AND LU DELL. EPHRAIM HAD AN AUNT LIL DAY SMITH, THAT CAME TO VISIT HIM AND SHE TOLD HIM OF AN OLD GIRL FRIEND THAT WAS NOW A WIDOW. SO EPHRAIM BEING VERY LONELY WROTE TO THIS LADY WHOSE HUSBAND HAD DIED AND LEFT HER WITH FIVE CHILDREN, ONE OF WHICH HAD BEEN KILLED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. SOON A ROMANCE WAS BLOSSOMED AND IN DECEMBER OF 1927 EPHRAIM WENT TO ORANGEVILLE, A TOWN NOT FAR FROM HIS OLD HOMETOWN, CASTLE DALE, AND MARRIED THIS WIDOW WITH 4 CHILDREN AT HOME. THIS WIDOW?S NAME WAS LINDA WOODARD DENNISON. HER CHILDREN: DELLA, LEONARD, DORA AND MAX. MAX WAS ABOUT 2 YEARS OLD.
EPHRAIM AND HIS NEW WIFE HAD A BABY IN ABOUT A YEAR NAMED LINDA LOU. ANNA LEFT TO LIVE WITH ODESSA AND WHEN LU DELL WAS OLD ENOUGH HE ALSO LEFT TO GO JOIN THE NAVY. EPHRAIM WAS A BUSY MAN WITH HIS 2ND FAMILY. THEY HAD ANOTHER DAUGHTER, RUTH DUZON. WITH EPHRAIM?S 5 AND LINDA?S 5 AND THEIR 2 IT MADE A DOZEN CHILDREN BETWEEN THEM.
EPHRAIM HAD A GOOD HERD OF MILK COWS AND SHIPPED CREAM AND SOME BEEF CATTLE GRADUALLY. HE BOUGHT FARMS THAT HAD BEEN REPOSSESSED BY MOAB STATE BANK AND HAD BEEN JUST LEFT FOR TAXES SO IT WASN?T LONG UNTIL HE HAD AROUND NINE HUNDRED ACRES OF FARMLAND AND SOME RANGE RIGHTS FOR IS CATTLE.
EPHRAIM?S SON LU DELL NOW LIVED IN CALIFORNIA SO HE MADE A FEW TRIPS TO CALIFORNIA TO SEE HIS ONLY SON. ODESSA AND 1ST HUSBAND (FRED WEILER) HAD DIVORCED. SHE MARRIED REX BOHLEEN, HE VISITED HER ALSO.
THERE WAS LOTS OF TRIALS FOR EPHRAIM, DROUGHT, A YEAR OR TWO AND THE DEPRESSION, BUT THE 2ND WORLD WAR BROKE AND THE RANCH BEGAN TO PAY OFF. BEEF BEGAN TO BRING PRICE AND EPHRAIM WAS A HARD WORKER AND STAYED OUT OF DEBT SO HE MADE GOOD. HIS 2ND CHILDREN MARRIED AND MAX STAYED AND RAN THE RANCHES AND AS EPHRAIM GREW OLD HE SOLD THE RANCH TO MAX AND RETIRED.
IN 1962 HE CAME UP TO POCATELLO AND HAD HIS BELOVED MARGARET ANN SEALED TO HIM IN THE IDAHO FALLS TEMPLE. HE ALSO HAD ARVILLA, ANNA, LU DELL AND SMITH HAZARD SEALED AT THE SAME TIME. ARVILLA AND SMITH HAZARD BY PROXY. A GLORIOUS EXPERIENCE FOR EPHRAIM. HE WAS 78 YEARS OLD. BEFORE MARGARET ANN DIED HE PROMISED THAT WHEN HE WAS FORTY HE WOULD BECOME ACTIVE IN THE LDS CHURCH AND TAKE HER TO THE TEMPLE TO BE SEALED FOR ALL TIME AND ETERNITY BUT WHEN HE WAS FORTY SHE HAD GONE BACK TO HER FATHER IN HEAVEN.
MANY THINGS HAPPENED DURING THE LIFE OF EPHRAIM WILCOX. TWO WORLD WARS, 2 DEPRESSIONS, AIRPLANES, RADIO, TELEVISION. HE LIVED MOST OF HIS LIFE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY, BECAUSE THERE WAS NONE IN LA SAL, UTAH. HE NEVER HAD A TELEPHONE NOR DROVE A CAR, BUT HE OWNED MANY CARS AND TRUCKS, HIS BOYS DROVE THEM. WHEN HE WAS 84 YEARS OLD HE WENT FROM MOAB TO POCATELLO, IDAHO BY AIRPLANE TO VISIT HIS DAUGHTER ANNA BETTS, HE SAID HE ENJOYED THE TRIP AND THAT HE HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO RIDE A PLANE.
ONE MORE SADNESS WAS TO COME TO EPHRAIM. HIS SECOND WIFE PASSED AWAY BUT THIS TIME HE HAD PLENTY OF MONEY AND BURIED HER IN STYLE.
EPHRAIM HELPED LINDA RAISE SEVERAL OF HER GRAND SONS AND HELPED SEND ONE ON A MISSION. HE ALSO HELPED SOME TO SEND A GRAND DAUGHTER, CALLEEN BETTS ON A MISSION TO CANADA.
HIS LAST FIVE YEARS WERE NOT SO PLEASANT, HE BECAME ALMOST BLIND AND HE LOST ALMOST ALL OF HIS HEARING. THIS I?M SURE IS WHAT MADE HIM SENILE HIS LAST FEW YEARS.
HE DIED THE 27TH DAY OF JULY 1973 IN A REST HOME IN MONTROSE, COLORADO. HE TAUGHT ALL HIS CHILDREN TO WORK, TO BE HONEST AND TRUTHFUL. HE LOVED HIS CHILDREN AND HIS STEPCHILDREN AND HIS GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRAND CHILDREN.
HE WAS A FAITHFUL PIONEER AND A GOOD FATHER AND NEVER LICKED ANY OF IS CHILDREN. I THINK HE ONLY OWNED ONE DRESS SUIT IN HIS MARRIED LIFE. WHEN HE DRESSED UP IT WAS TO WEAR A NEW PAIR OF BIB OVERALLS AND A STETSON HAT.
HE WAS OVER 60 YEARS OLD BEFORE HE GOT INDOOR PLUMBING. HE WAS ALWAYS HEALTHY. HE HAD QUINCY ONCE WHEN I WAS A CHILD AND THAT?S THE ONLY TIME I REMEMBER OF HIM BEING ILL. UNTIL HE GOT OLD. EPHRAIM DIDN?T GET MUCH SCHOOLING BUT HAD A BRILLIANT MIND AND COULD DO MATH WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM.
HE OFTEN TOLD US THAT THE WORDS MOVED AROUND ON THE PAGES SO EVEN AS A CHILD, HE NEEDED GLASSES. HE WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST WORKING PEOPLE. HE WAS WISE WITH HIS MONEY AND KNEW HOW TO SPEND IT. HE COULD ENDURE HARDSHIPS.
HE WAS A LOVEABLE KIND PERSON, A STANCH REPUBLICAN AND ALWAYS VOTED FOR HIS PARTY
I AM PROUD TO CALL EPHRAIM WILCOX MY DAD.
(ADDED: SO AM I. ODESSA)






A BRIEF HISTORY OF EPH WILCOX
AFTER HE MOVED TO LA SAL.
BY MAX WILCOX 1983


EPH WILCOX WAS BORN FEBRUARY 15, 1885. HE MOVED TO LA SAL IN 1917. HE WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL HOMESTEADERS WHO CAME FROM EMERY COUNTY. HIS FATHER, JIM WILCOX WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS IN CASTLE DALE, EMERY COUNTY. OWNING A RANCH IN CASTLE DALE AND RANGE RIGHTS IN JOE WORK ON THE RANCH, BUT HARD TIMES FORCED HIM TO WORK IN THE COALMINES IN CARBON COUNTY AND DRIVE A FREIGHT WAGON BETWEEN CASTLE DALE AND SALINA. THIS TYPE OF WORK WAS NOT TO HIS LIKING. HIS UNCLE HERBERT DAY WAS AN EARLIER SETTLER IN LA SAL AND ENCOURAGED HIM TO COME TO LA SAL AND HOMESTEAD THE PROPERTY ADJACENT TO HIS. (NOW KNOWN AS THE RYNIO PLACE). HAVING VERY LIMITED FUNDS HE ARRIVED IN LA SAL WITH HIS TWO TEAMS AND TWO WAGONS AND HIS PERSONAL BELONGINGS. HE HOMESTEADED NW ?, SEC 13, T29S, R 24E. HERE HE BUILT A LOG CABIN, AND STARTED TO CLEAR THE BRUSH TO PLANT CROPS. HIS WIFE ANN AND CHILDREN FOLLOWED ON THE MAIL STAGE.
HE KNEW THAT THE LAND IN LA SAL WOULD NOT PRODUCE WITHOUT WATER. AND HE SOON REALIZED THAT THERE WAS PLENTY OF HIGH WATER IN THE MOUNTAIN, IF A DITCH COULD BE BUILT TO BRING IT TO THE CROPLAND. HE HELPED BUILD THE DITCH FROM TWO MILE CREEK TO BEAVER CREEK AND HELPED ENLARGE THE SMALL DITCH FROM LA SAL CREEK. THIS WAS DONE THE HARD WAY, WITH TEAMS, PLOWS, SCRAPERS AND HAND SHOVELS. THIS WATER WAS THE LIFEBLOOD TO THE SO-CALLED DRY FARMERS IN LA SAL. EPH WILCOX COULD (IT WAS SAID BY MANY AND BELIEVED BY HIS FAMILY) WATER MORE LAND WITH LESS WATER THAN ANYONE ELSE. HE DID HAVE IRRIGATION DOWN TO A SCIENCE. THIS HE HAD LEARNED IN BOYHOOD YEARS IN EMERY COUNTY. AND TO A LARGE DEGREE CONTRIBUTED TO HIS SUCCESS IN LA SAL.
HE SOON REALIZED THAT HE WAS NOT CONTENT WITH THE 160 ACRES OF LAND AND THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF WATER. IT WAS NOT AN ECONOMIC UNIT. AS SOME OF THE NEIGHBORS BECAME DISCOURAGED HE WAS ABLE TO PURCHASE THEIR LAND AND WATER RIGHTS. THESE WERE CHARLIE ZUFELT, ALBERT TUFF AND JESS LEEMASTER.
TO MAKE THE CASH MONEY THAT WAS NECESSARY TO RAISE THE FAMILY AND OPERATE HIS RANCH HE WORKED AWAY FROM THE RANCH. HE WAS RANCH FOREMAN FOR LA SAL LIVESTOCK OWNED BY CHARLIE REDD, FOR NINE YEARS. HE ALSO WORKED ON THE STATE ROAD WITH HIS TEAMS IMPROVING AND BUILDING THE ROAD FORM MOAB TO LA SAL. THE STATE ROAD FOREMEN WERE ALWAYS GLAD TO HAVE HIM WORK FOR THEM AND WOULD HIRE HIM BEFORE OTHERS BECAUSE OF HIS GOOD TEAMS AND HIS EXPERTISE AS A TEAMSTER.
HE BECAME VERY SELF-SUFFICIENT. THIS STEMMED FROM HIS EARLY MORMON UPBRINGING. HE HAD SEVERAL MILK COWS, RAISED A HUGE GARDEN AND FIELDS OF GRAIN AND HAY. FROM THE WHEAT FIELD HE WOULD HAUL THE WHEAT TO BE MADE INTO FLOUR, AND FROM THE GARDEN HE WOULD HAUL POTATOES AND OTHER PRODUCE INTO MOAB TO TRADE FOR CLOTHING AND OTHER STAPLES SUCH AS SUGAR THAT HE COULD NOT RAISE.
DURING THE DEPRESSION HE WAS BETTER FINANCIALLY THAN MOST OTHERS. MANY RELATIVES WERE DESTITUTE DURING THESE HARD TIMES. THEY CAME TO THE RANCH AND WERE FED AND HOUSED. AT ONE TIME THERE WERE 20 PEOPLE LIVING ON THE RANCH, WHO SAT AT HIS TABLE THREE MEALS A DAY.
LIFE WAS HARD DURING THE EARLY DAYS IN LA SAL. HE LOST HIS WIFE ANN AND TWO CHILDREN. ANN WAS ANEMIC AND AT THIS TIME THE DISEASE WAS FATAL. ANN WAS ONE OF THE EARLY SCHOOLTEACHERS IN LA SAL.
HE RETURNED TO CASTLE DALE TO CLAIM HIS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART FOR HIS SECOND WIFE. LINDA WOODARD DENNISON, HAD BEEN WIDOWED BY THE FLU EPIDEMIC, AND THREE CHILDREN. HE HIRED A NEIGHBOR WITH A TRUCK (LUCIAN TANGREEN FROM RATTLESNAKE RANCH) TO FETCH HER AND HER BELONGINGS FROM CASTLE DALE. LINDA WAS INDEED AN ASSET TO EPH AND THE RANCH. SHE WORKED IN THE FIELDS AND TENDED HIS CHILDREN AS HER OWN. THEY ACQUIRED SOME TWENTY HEAD OF MILK STOCK. SHE AND THE OLDER CHILDREN MILKED THESE BY HAND, SEPARATED THE MILK, SHIPPED THE CREAM, ON THE MAIL TRUCK TO PRICE TO THE DAIRY, AND FED THE SKIMMED MILK TO BABY CALVES. SHE LOVED THE GARDEN AND THE CANNING OF THE PRODUCE. SHE WAS INDEED A REAL HOMEMAKER, HAVING A SPOTLESS HOME. MANY HAVE SAID THEY COULD EAT OFF HER FLOOR. TOGETHER THEY WERE PARENTS OF TWELVE CHILDREN, AND RAISED SEVERAL GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS A HELPMATE THROUGHOUT EPH?S LIFE AND CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO HIS SUCCESS.
HE STARTED ACQUIRING A FEW RANGE CATTLE, AS FINANCES WOULD PERMIT. THIS WAS A BOYHOOD DREAM TO OWN A HERD OF CATTLE. THE DEPRESSION WAS A BIG FACTOR IN HELPING THE HERD GROW, AS HE COULD NOT SELL THE OFFSPRING SO HE KEPT EVERYTHING.
EPH WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BRINGING OTHER SETTLERS TO LA SAL. AMONG THESE WERE HIS FATHER, SISTER HATTIE AND BROTHER EDGAR, WHO TOOK UP HOMESTEADS NOW OWNED BY FRED MARKLE.
HE WAS THE ONLY ORIGINAL HOMESTEADER WHOSE RANCH IS STILL OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE FAMILY.
IN 1954 HE MOVED FROM THE HOMESTEAD, BUILDING A NEW HOME ON THE OLD LEEMASTER PLACE ON SECTION 10. HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME HE ENJOYED THE MODERN CONVENIENCES OF RUNNING WATER IN THE HOME.
HE WAS ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN FARMING AND RANCHING, WORKING IN THE FIELDS AND RIDING HIS HORSE UNTIL HE WAS 72 YEARS OLD. AT THIS TIME HE DECIDED TO RETIRE AND SELL TO HIS SON MAX. LINDA PASSED AWAY IN 1968. EPH WAS EXCEPTIONALLY OF GOOD HEALTH AND MENTALLY ALERT UNTIL TWO YEARS PRIOR TO HIS DEATH AT 88 YEARS OLD, ON JULY 27TH 1973.



AN ARTICLE WRITTEN TO THE EMERY COUNTY PROGRESS
WRITTEN BY ODESSA WILCOX BOHLEEN
AUGUST 4, 1973
RED BLUFF, CALIFORNIA


EMERY COUNTY PROGRESS;
I WANT TO SEND IN THE INFORMATION OF EPHRAIM WILCOX?S DEATH. THE OTHER PAPERS NEVER EVEN MENTIONED MY MOTHER?S NAME.

MOAB- EPHRAIM WILCOX DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES, JULY 27, 1973 IN MONTROSE, COLO. BORN ON FEB. 15, 1885 IN CASTLE DALE UTAH TO JAMES AND HARRIET ANN DAY WILCOX. MARRIED MARGARET ANN SMITH, 19 MAY 1906 AT PRICE, UTAH. HER LIVING CHILDREN, ONE SON, JAMES L. WILCOX OF SACRAMENTO, CALIF., MRS. REX (ODESSA) BOHLEEN OF RED BLUFF, CALIF., MRS. DELBERT (ANNA) BETTS OF POCATELLO, IDAHO.
HIS FIRST WIFE DIED, SEPT. 10, 1924 AT MOAB, UTAH.
MARRIED TO LINDA WOODWARD, DEC. 2, 1927 IN ORANGEVILLE. DIED IN 1968. HER CHILDREN ARE MAX OF LASAL, UT., MRS. LINDA LOU MCCUNE, CINCINNATI, OHIO, MRS. RUTH BAXTER, ELECTRIC CITY, WASH., STEPDAUGHTER MRS. LYNN (DORA) DAY, MOAB UT., 28 GRANDCHILDREN, SEVERAL GREAT GRAND CHILDREN, 2 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; BROTHERS, SISTER, QUINT HENRY WILCOX OF SALT LAKE, EDGAR OF MOAB, UT., MRS. ANN TAYS OF KENILWORTH, UT., HALF BROTHERS, TRUMAN WILCOX, ARDEN WILCOX BOTH OF ABERDEEN, IDAHO.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY IN MOAB. BURIAL IN GRAND VALLEY CEMETERY.


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE
WILCOX LINE


JAMES HENRY WILCOX
BORN- 10 NOV 1855
BAPTIZED- 30 APR 1865 BY HARRY TIDWELL
CONFIRMED- SAME DAY BY DAVID CANDLIN
ORDAINED A TEACHER- FEB 1872 BY HENRY JOHNSON
ORDAINED AN ELDER- 1 JUNE 1881 BY JASPER PETERSON
ORDAINED A SEVENTY- 20 OCT 1897 BY CHRISTIAN D. FELST
ORDAINED A HIGH PRIEST- 15 NOV 1915 BY RICHARD R. LYMAN

HARRIET (HATTIE) WILCOX
BORN- 11 DEC 1882
BLESSED- 4 JAN 1883 BY J. W. SEELY
BAPTIZED- 14 JULY 1891 BY F. M. REYNOLDS
CONFIRMED- SAME DAY BY NIELS CHRISTENSEN

EPHRAIM WILCOX
BORN- 15 FEB 1885
BLESSED- 2 APR 1885
BAPTIZED- 18 JUNE 1893 BY C. P. ANDERSON
CONFIRMED- SAME DAY BY NIELS C. JENSEN

HENRY WILCOX
BORN- 8 MAY 1890
BLESSED- 3 JULY 1890 BY NIELS P. MILLER
BAPTIZED- 7 AUG 1898 BY NIELS P. MILLER
CONFIRMED- SAME DAY BY PETER FRANDSON
HENRY?S WIFE EDNA DIED AND HE MARRIED A WIDOW NAMED HAZEL H. HAWKINS WITH CHILDREN. ON THE 5 SEPT 1941 THEY TOOK THEIR ENDOWMENTS IN THE MANTI TEMPLE. HENRY WAS SEALED TO EDNA AND HAZEL WAS SEALED TO THE HUSBAND OF HER CHILDREN.

EDGAR WILCOX
BORN- 15 JUNE 1892
BLESSED- 4 AUG 1892 BY NEILS CHRISTENSEN
BAPTIZED- 12 AUG 1900 BY FATHER, JAMES HENRY WILCOX
CONFIRMED- SAME DAY BY SETH ALLEN
ORDAINED A PRIEST- 25 NOV 1912 BY ABINADI OLSEN
ORDAINED AN ELDER- 24 FEB 1923 BY GEORGE A. ADAMS

(WILLIAM) HAZARD (BILL) WILCOX
BORN- 13 OCT 1894
BLESSED- 6 DEC 1894 BY JOHN Y. JENSEN
BAPTIZED 2 NOV 1902 BY OLAF J. ANDERSON
CONFIRMED- SAME DAY BY RICHARD C. MILLER
ENDOWED- 16 FEB 1953
HE TOOK THE NAME OF BILL WHEN A BOY BECAUSE HE HATED THE NAME
HAZARD. THAT?S WHERE THE WILLIAM COMES IN. HE WAS BLESSED,
HAZARD WILCOX. HAZARD IS AN OLD FAMILY NAME DATING BACK MANY
YEARS.

QUINTEN WILCOX
BORN- 23 APR 1897
BLESSED- 6 JAN 1897 BY ALEXANDER JAMESON
BAPTIZED- 6 AUG 1905 BY ERASTUS P. RASMUSSEN
CONFIRMED- SAME DAY BY FATHER, JAMES HENRY WILCOX

ANNIE WILCOX
BORN 29 SEPT 1902
BLESSED- 7 DEC 1902 BY C. G. LARSEN
BAPTIZED- 9 OCT 1910 BY JOHN P. PEARSON
CONFIRMED- SAME DAY BY A. E. WALL 
WILCOX, EPHRAIM (I18)
 
136 !CENSUS LISTED AS A WIDOW IN THE 1850 CENSUS OF BEDFORD COUNTY

!CENSUS LISTED AS A WIDOW IN THE 1850 CENSUS OF BEDFORD COUNTY 
SCHERTZER, SUSANNA (I3436)
 
137 !CENSUS US CENSUS 1870 DAY, HARRIET ANN (I3645)
 
138 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2870)
 
139 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2866)
 
140 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2867)
 
141 !DEATH CERTIFICATE OF FETAL DEATH FROM STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Buried- N 36 Deg 44.606, W 119 Deg 49.634, Elev- 272 
WEILER, JACOB KARL (I6)
 
142 !DEATH RECORD: MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO. COPY IN POSSESSION OF CAROLE F. HINDERS.

!PHOTOGRAPH OF GRAVE IN POSSESSION OF CAROLE F. HINDERS. 
LAUSE, JOHN B (I1191)
 
143 !DIED AT BIRTH

!DIED AT BIRTH 
WEILER, DAU. (I13)
 
144 !DIED AT BIRTH STATE OF UTAH

!DIED AT BIRTH STATE OF UTAH 
WEILER, DAU STILLBORN (I12)
 
145 !DIED IN CHILDHOOD BAUMEL, MICHAEL (I1130)
 
146 !DIED IN INFANCY BURIED IN KELLER CEMETERY BAUMEL, PETER (I1124)
 
147 !DOCUMENTATION FROM FAMILY GROUP SHEET SUBMITTED BY ETHEL DAY RUTLEDGE 161 NORTH MAIN, SALT LAKE CITY UTAH. INFORMATION TAKEN FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE CENSUS RECORD N. H. S 7 PG 440.

!DOCUMENTATION FROM FAMILY GROUP SHEET SUBMITTED BY ETHEL DAY RUTLEDGE 161 NORTH MAIN, SALT LAKE CITY UTAH. INFORMATION TAKEN FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE CENSUS RECORD N. H. S 7 PG 440. 
SAWYER, HANNAH (I312)
 
148 !DOCUMENTATION FROM FAMILY GROUP SHEET SUBMITTED BY ETHEL DAY RUTLEDGE.
SALT LAKE CITY UTAH. INFORMATION FROM N.H.S 7 PG 440 
SAWYER, ABIJAH (I467)
 
149 !DOCUMENTATION WITH 234. MARRIED HANNAH OLCOTT 4 MAY 1829. SAWYER, CALEB (I2842)
 
150 !DOCUMENTATION WITH 234. MARRIED JAMES HOSLEY. SAWYER, LYDIA (I2839)
 

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