Category Archives: Family History

Information about those who came before me.

Jacob Bushman, Autobiography, Typescript, BYU, 1943

History of Jacob Bushman Source: Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU. The following is a history of the life of Jacob Bushman which was written in his own handwriting, to his Brother John. 1 April 1843 Jacob Bushman, autobiography, typescript, BYU, … Continue reading

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Sarah Palmer and George R. Collinwood

From Unflinching Courage pp. 139-140 George R. Collinwood is the son of George and Lucy Robinson Collinwood. He was born Sept. 8, 1901, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He was christened in the Wesleyan Methodist Church. When he was about three … Continue reading

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Crossing the Plains with the Silas Richards Company

by Mary Ann Clements One hundred and seventy years ago, Theodore Turley was in a wagon train en route to Salt Lake City. On the morning of July 24, 1849, Theodore woke up with other members of the Silas Richards … Continue reading

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Lois Bushman and her “bird-like golden voice” celebrating the 24th of July in St. Joseph Arizona

Heart Throbs of the West: Volume 7 Celebrating the 24th of July Arizona St. Joseph, Arizona. Salute of guns, serenades, parades and programs made our Pioneer Day complete. Orations were the order of the day. The comical side of life … Continue reading

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Jane Pusey Honey Smuin b. 22 July 1822, Radley, England

Jane Pusey Honey Smuin is my 2nd Great-grandmother.  She was born on this day in 1822 in Radley, England. JANE HONEY remembrances by Eva Thomas Whittemore, August 1976 Jane Honey Smuin did needle point. She would never eat without a … Continue reading

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John Smuin and Family Arrive in America 8 July 1869

John Smuin and Jane Honey immigrated on 8 July 1869 to United States John Smuin, 48, M, labourer, Jane Smuin, 46, F, John Smuin, 16, M, Eliza Jane Smuin, 10, F, and Louisa Smuin, 5, F, arrived at the Port … Continue reading

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Theodore Turley Gains U.S. Citizenship

by Mary Ann Clements Happy 4th of July! Here’s a fun tidbit from a 1931 issue of The San Bernardino Sun Did you know that Theodore Turley was one of the first residents of San Bernardino county to ever submit naturalization … Continue reading

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