Monthly Archives: July 2017

Arthur Eugene “Gene” Barker b. 29 July 1917, d. 5 Oct 1999

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 538-39, published 1978 In a small cozy home nestled in the Sanpete Valley just north of Fairview, Utah on July 29, 1917, was born the youngest son of Rufus Orrin and Ella Bushman Barker. … Continue reading

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The Jacob Bushman extended family

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Jacob Bushman, b. 27 July 1830: Signature, Cattle Brand, and interesting facts about his life

Today is the birthday of Jacob Bushman, my 2nd Great-grandpa.  He is one of my heroes. Here are a few pieces of trivia about Grandpa Jacob: Jacob had blue eyes and light brown hair. He was born in Pennsylvania. When … Continue reading

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Theodore Turley Pays Tithing in Nauvoo

In the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, I found a fascinating record book of the Tithing paid in Nauvoo in 1842-1845 while the Nauvoo Temple was being built.  Theodore Turley was among those mentioned in that record.  His … Continue reading

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The Gold Story: Andrew Locy Rogers Sr.

Climbing Life’s Mountains: Arizona Pioneer Stories and Faith-Promoting Experiences, collected by Edith Smith Bushman 1941-1972; compiled and published by The A. E. Bushman Family Organization, 1993, pp 1-3 The Gold Story By Andrew Locy Rogers Sr. What would you do … Continue reading

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“With tired limbs and glad hearts”

Happy Pioneer Day! I found this account of my 3rd Great-grandparents, a Life sketch of Martin and Elizabeth Bushman by Martin Benjamin Bushmanin, in a copy of John Bushman’s edited diary, which was copied by himself from his original diaries … Continue reading

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The Easton Kelsey Company of 1851 Crossed the Plains with the Bushman Family

100 wagons were in the Easton Kelsey company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). They originally departed about June 10, but turned back due to Indian trouble. They left again … Continue reading

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Harriet Smuin Clark b. 22 July 1836, d. 9 Oct 1902, Straw Hat Milliner

Written by her daughter, Esther Hannah Clark Ross Pattillo. My mother, Harriet Smuin Clark, was born 22 July, 1836, at Radley, Berkshire, England. She was the daughter of Joseph Smuin and Hannah Pearce Smuin. She worked very hard in a tailor … Continue reading

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William “Reed” Barker b. 20 July 1909, d. 21 Dec 1982

William Reed Barker is the son of Rufus Orrin and Ella Isadora Bushman Barker. The Barker Family:  William Reed, Jacob Lee, Ella Gladys, Don Ray, Arthur Eugene, and parents Ella Isadora and Rufus Orrin. The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. … Continue reading

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Sarah Ellen Miller Mitchell (1887-1948)

This is Sarah Ellen and her first son, Norman.  Sarah’s grandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Turley, was born in Churchville, Ontario, Canada in 1835, sister to my great great grandmother, Charlotte Turley.  I found Sarah as I was searching for more of Theodore … Continue reading

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