Monthly Archives: February 2018

James Holt’s Mysterious Goldmine by Helen Gardner

I promise that if you persist in developing this mine you and your sons will taste the fires of hell.” Those unsolicited words, uttered at the gathering of a family at supper by total stranger, forever changed the course of … Continue reading

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James Holt’s dream at age 8

Biographical Note/Historical Note James Holt was born on 10 February 1804 in Halifax County, North Carolina, to Jesse and Elizabeth Davis Holt. He married Mary Pain in 1830. She died in 1845 and that same year he married Parthenia Overton. … Continue reading

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Henry Theodore Cook, son of Mary Ann Turley Cook, b. 9 February 1853, San Bernardino, CA

Henry was a grandson of Theodore Turley.  His parents are Mary Ann Turley and John James Cook.  Here is the entry in A History of California by J. M. Guinn, published in 1907 mentioning Henry Theodore Cook: Henry T. Cook … Continue reading

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The Smuin Dancing Academy in Lehi

By Mrs. Audrey Wilson, Lehi, Utah My Grandfather James Blundell Smuin, Jr. had an Orchestra, a family organization, which played all over the country. As there was no hall in Lehi, Grandfather thought of building one and the school and … Continue reading

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Martin Benjamin Bushman b. 5 February 1841, Bart Township, Lancaster County, PA

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p.507-508 Bushman, Martin B., a prominent Elder in Lehi, Utah county, is the seventh child of Martin and Elizabeth Bushman, and was born Feb. 5, 1841, in Bart township, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. His … Continue reading

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Martin Benjamin Bushman

The Bushman Family History by Newbern I. Butt, pp. 100-101 Martin Benjamin Bushman was born 5 February 1841, Bart, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, and died 31 October, 1927 (age 86) at Lehi, Utah. He was an infant when his parents made … Continue reading

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