Category Archives: Family History

Information about those who came before me.

Winter Quarters Sexton’s Records 26 April to 6 May 1847: Deaths of Hyrum Smith Turley 29 April and Sarah Ellen Clift Turley 4 May 1847

Theodore Turley lost 5 dear ones in Winter Quarters.  Here is the sexton record showing the deaths of his son, Hyrum Smith Turley and his wife, Sarah Ellen Turley: Advertisements

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Elias Albert Bushman, Jr. b. 20 April 1881

History of Lehi, pp. 697-698 Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee Written by Hamilton Gardner The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913 Elias Albert Bushman, Jr., son of Elias Albert Bushman and Margaret Zimmerman was born April 20, 1881, … Continue reading

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Biography of Alonzo Daniel Rhodes b. 17 April 1853, Lehi, Utah

Alonzo Daniel Rhodes was born on 17 April 1853 to Alonzo Donnell and Sarah Ann Bushman Rhodes. His father, Alonzo Donnell Rhodes was born 2 September 1824 in Fowler, Trumbull,Ohio to Erie and Eunice Wright Rhodes. His father first married … Continue reading

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IMMIGRANT CASE STUDY Peter Heinrich Bastert Family by Ann Laemmlen Lewis

Immigrant Case Study, Bastert Family Here is a link to a research project I did in 2005 for a German research class I took at BYU.  We were given the name of a person, their birth date and place, and … Continue reading

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The Mantle of the Prophet — John Bushman’s Testimony

On July 26, 1887, Elder Wilford Woodruff was in Sanpete County, Utah, hiding from federal agents seeking him on anti-polygamy warrants when he learned of President John Taylor’s death in Kaysville, Utah. He returned to Salt Lake City in secret to … Continue reading

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Theodore Turley to David Whitmer: “If the cap fits you, wear it.”

5 April 1839 Theodore Turley confronts David Whitmer about the gold plates. “[Theodore] Turley said, ‘Gentlemen, I presume there are men here who have heard [John] Corrill say, that Mormonism was true, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and inspired … Continue reading

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John Bushman Participates in the Black Hawk War, 1865-67

From:  Lehi Centennial History 1850-1950: A History of Lehi for One Hundred Years, pp. 113-115 The Black Hawk War 1865-1867 Almost twenty years had elapsed since the pioneers first essayed their fortune on the banks of the great Inland Sea. … Continue reading

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