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Sarah Ellen Barker Taylor b. 17 June 1865, North Ogden

Sarah Ellen Barker Taylor is a younger Sister of my Great-grandmother, Harriet Matilda Barker, who was born in 1959. My Memories of My Mother, Sarah Ellen Barker Taylor, by Florence Elizabeth Taylor Smith (1899-1990) My mother, Sarah Ellen Barker, was … 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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Mary Ann Holt Barker d. 22 February 1916, Ogden, Utah

Obituary from the “The Ogden Standard/Examiner” 23 Feb 1916: Mrs. Mary Ann Barker died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah E. Taylor, 84, Washington avenue, of lobar pheumonia. She had been in failing health about a … Continue reading

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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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James Holt Obituary in The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star, vol. 56, 1894

     Holt.– Teasdale, Wayne County, Utah, U. S. A., January 27, 1894, James Holt, nearly 90 years old. Deceased was born in North Carolina, U. S. A., February 10, 1804 He was baptized in 1839 and emigrated to Nauvoo … Continue reading

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James Holt: honest as the day is long. Obituary 1894

This obituary was written by William Alma Holt, son of James Holt. Deseret News April 18, 1894 page 3 JAMES HOLT Teasdale, Wayne County, Utah, April 9, 1894 – Not having seen a notice of the death of my father … Continue reading

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