Monthly Archives: March 2017

Martin Bushman gives 3 Pecks of Carrots

On 31 March 1845, Martin Bushman donated 3 pecks of carrots as tithing in Nauvoo.  He was credited .25 cents.   Other offerings he gave included 4 bushels of buckwheat ($1.25), 2 bushels of rye (.80) and 2 bushels of … Continue reading

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Death of Mary Clift Turley, wife of Theodore, 30 March 1850, Salt Lake City

Mary Clift and her two sisters, Sarah Ellen and Eliza Georgiana, were plural wives of Theodore Turley.  On 30 March 1850, Mary died, after giving birth to Frances Kimberley Turley on 22 March.  In the Family Memorial below, kept by … Continue reading

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Elsa Schaefer Laemmlen b. 30 May 1895, Grossgartach, Germany

    Today is my Grandma Elsa’s birthday.  She married Rudolf in 1929 and then traveled to America to begin their grand adventure.  I grew up on the farm next door to Grandma in Reedley, California.  Today I remember her … Continue reading

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Jacob Bushman 27 March 1902 Letter

    When I taught Family History Classes, we talked about Descendant Research. I told a few stories about some of the descendant projects I’ve worked on over the years. One project was gathering all the descendants of my great great grandparents, … Continue reading

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James Blundell & Eliza Astington Smuin

This information about the life of James Smuin and his wife Eliza (Astington) Smuin has been gleaned mainly from his writing in two journals which he kept between the years 1873 and 1890. A bit of information is also found … Continue reading

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LeRoy Payne Holt b. 27 March 1838, d. 10 Nov 1910

Leroy Holt was the son of James and Mary Pain Holt. He was born 27 March 1838 in Johnston County, Illinois. He moved with his parents and family to Nauvoo, Illinois in the fall of 1841 and remained there during … Continue reading

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Joseph Turley b. 26 March 1748, d. 1819 England

Here is an index for the birth of Joseph Turley, my 5th Great-grandpa, who was born 26 March 1748 in Sedgley, Stafford, England. He married Margaret Ford on 27 Feb 1770 as the records below show.  Joseph and Margaret had … Continue reading

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