Category Archives: Family History

Information about those who came before me.

Death and Prayer of Elizabeth Degen Bushman, 21 May 1878, Lehi Utah as recorded in John Bushman’s Journal

Elizabeth Degen Bushman is my 3rd Great-grandma.  She died 21 May 1878 in Lehi, Utah.  Here is an account of her death as recorded in her son, John’s journal.  The transcription follows. Here is a transcription of John Bushman’s account … Continue reading

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Johann Ebel b. 17 May 1629, Grossgartach, my 9th Great-grandpa

Here is the page from the Grossgartach church records showing Johann Ebel’s birth on 17 May in 1629.  I am grateful for these wonderful church records that hold my family’s history in their pages.Here is the entry for his birth: … Continue reading

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Wayne Bushman Dry Farming in Utah

Frank “Wayne” Bushman, b. 13 May 1918, Lehi, Utah, d. 7 Jan 2016, Payson, Utah. Dry Farming Memories by Wayne Bushman. My dad was a dry farmer. He farmed ten miles west toward Cedar Fort. He would break up the … Continue reading

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Spring of 1854, the Grasshoppers Came to Lehi

The Martin Bushman family crossed the plains with the Kelsey Company in 1851, and arrived in Lehi Utah in the Spring. From the Bushman Family History Book: They felt that they were greatly blessed when they were able to start … Continue reading

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Bar Cleared Out When Tom and His Snake Came In

Deseret News July 19, 1977 – Today Section First of a Series by Eva Cragun Heiner The following story was written by Mrs. Heiner’s Brother, Mormon Cragun, many years ago. Born in 1880, he told it to his children and … Continue reading

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Sarah Ellen Clift Turley b. 3 May 1817, d. 4 March 1847, Winter Quarters

Sarah Ellen Clift is the daughter of Robert Clift and Elizabeth Cantle.  She was born 3 May 1817 in Clifton Gloucestershire, England. Sarah Ellen was married to Mr. Selwyn, later divorced. Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift were married 26 April … Continue reading

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Ann John Lewis b. 3 May 1818: Celebrating 200th Birthday!

Ann John Lewis is my husband John’s Great-great Grandmother.  She was born 200 years ago today in Cardiff, Wales.Memorial headstone for Ann John Lewis at St. John’s in Cardiff, Wales When Ann John was born on May 3, 1818, her … Continue reading

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