Weber County

Weber County Poor Farm Cemetery

The Weber County Poor Farm Cemetery is located in Roy. It was thought, after a dedication ceremony in the 1980’s, that this cemetery would be preserved. Unfortunately, that is not the case. The dedication plaque was removed from the property and a local contractor has made the decision to build on top of the cemetery. The graves have not been moved. These records are from the infirmary and list the date of admission to the infirmary and the date of discharge, death in this case. Occasionally, a cause of death was recorded. Name Sex Born Town County State Admission Cause …

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History of Weber County Newspapers

This is the most complete list of newspapers I was able to identify as being published in Ogden. Not all newspapers are extant and only some of these are available on microfilm at the Weber County Library.

About 1883 - F H Reeder in front of his store

Biography of Francis Hubbard Reeder

Francis Hubbard Reeder (Reader)1830-1902 Francis Hubbard Reeder, my 2nd great-grandfather, was born in Maxstoke, Warwickshire, England on October 13th, 1830. He was the son of Edward Reader and Frances Hubbard, one of at least 9 children. Not much is known of his grandparents, save for his mother’s father, Thomas Hubbard; Francis records in his journal that this grandfather died at Jamaica in defense of the British Crown in 1801. His father’s trade was that of a Gardener. [1]Film # 1067414: marriage record for Francis H. Reader and Elizabeth Maria Hemming. Copy in possession of Sarah Jane Reeder Lewis Also as …

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Biography of Alfred Stevens

Submitted by Cheryl Harmon Bills Alfred Stevens, son of Aaron and Louisa Betts Stevens, was born 9 Jan 1815, in London, England. When his parents married, Aaron was 18 and Louisa was 16. They resided in London and also owned a country home in Essex. They helped supply milk for the poor. His mother, left a widow at the age of 19 with two small children, placed Alfred and his sister, Louisa who was about eight months old, in the care of a governess while she took care of the business. The children were later put in a boarding school …

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Biography of Phebe Phelps Stonebraker

Phebe Phelps StonebrakerPioneer of 1850 Submitted by Terry Morby Phebe Phelps Stonebraker was born June 27, 1833 in Hamilton Country, Ohio of early American stock. Her parents were John and Mary Leachman Phelps. The year she was born, the Kirkland, Ohio temple was begun. The Leachman’s were early Virginia settlers and owned two plantations, “Pleasant Grove” and “Locust Grove”. “Pleasant Grove” was still in the family as late as 1918. Phoebe used to say her mother was raised a lady and had servants to serve her. Records of these early settlers from Virginia were destroyed in Civil War days when …

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James R McGraw headstone

Biography of James R. McGraw

Captain of the Eleventh Pioneer Company to Utah in 1852Great Leader of Men and Follower of Many Callings Written by Delna PowellApril 22, 2002 James R. McGraw James R. [1]He is listed as James M. McGaw in Nauvoo Seventies Record; James E. McGaw in the Church Emigration Card File; James R. McGaw 1856 Utah State Census and on Headstone. McGaw was born August 27, 1823 at Clisiliva, Clinton Township, Niagara District, Upper Canada. He is the son of Charles McGaw and Susannah Taylor. [2]Church Emigration Card File 302, 305 and 306. In 1845 he wrote his Genealogy and Biography in the …

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Autobiography of Sarah Ann Sturgess Hill

By Sarah Ann Sturgess Hill I was born on the 4th of October 1832 at Oadby, Leicestershire England. I am the daughter of William Sturgess and Hannah Gumley Sturgess. My mother died of consumption when I was about five years old. My father died a few years later. I am the youngest of eight. Three died in infancy. There were five of us left orphans. One brother was away, a soldier in the East Indies. Young as I was I had to stay at home and keep house while my brother John and my sister Hanna worked to help keep …

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