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James Holt and Jackson Osborne Smith, Missionary Companions in Tennessee, April 1844

Jackson Osborne Smith was called on a mission to Tennessee, according to the Journal History, on April 15, 1844. Jackson’s missionary companion, James Holt, wrote an account of that mission which appeared in “Our Pioneer Heritage,” Vol. 13, Kate B. … Continue reading

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James “Albert” Barker died of Typhoid Fever at age 20 on 23 October 1881 in Ogden

James Albert Barker was the next younger brother of my Great-grandmother, Harriet Matilda Barker who was born in 1859. Soon after his father, William Barker arrived in Mound Fort he was placed in the Sunday School as superintendent, until he … Continue reading

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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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