Sunday, December 11, 2011

John Houston, Sr. (1734-??) & Elizabeth McIndoe (1738 or 1740-??)

Elizabeth: Born 1738/1740 in Paisley, Lanark, Scotland.  Christend on 22 December 1754 at Drymen, Stirling, Scotland. Death Unknown.

John: Born 10 May 1734 in Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.  Christened on 16 May 1734 at Abbey Parish, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland. Link to information on their birthplace.

Joseph Barden (1808-1897) & Hannah Arnold (1808-1882)

Born in Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, England on 4 Dec 1808 to Henry Bawling Or and Sarah Leach. Joseph Barden married Hannah Arnold. He passed away on 30 Dec 1897 in Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire, England.
Hannah or Anna Arnold
Birthdate: January 13, 1808

Birthplace: Alkerton, Oxford, England
Death: Died July 25, 1882 in , Bow Brickhill, Bucks, England

Rueben (1739--?) & Sophia Syrett (1796-1841) (4G Grandparents)

Sophia born 1796 in Whaddon, Buckinghamshire, England.
Christened 24 August 1794 (same place)
Death 3 October 1841
Rueben born about 1739, Simpson, Buckinghamshire,England.
Christened Of Simpson & Wha, Bckngh, Engl.
Death unknown
Can't really find information on them...,_Buckinghamshire

Jens Christian Pedersen (1784-1843) & Metia Sophia Christensen (4G Grandparents)

This shows some street views of this area:

Jens: Born 23 November 1784 in Rybjerg, Viborg, Denmark
Died 17 August 1843 in same town

Metia Sophia Christensen Born September 1792 in Ildjerg, Rybjerg, Denmark
Died 22 May 1871 in Rybjerg, Viborg, Denmark.  Buried on 30 of May in same town.

Very hard to find any information on this family...

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Riley Garner Clark & Amanda Williams (4G Grandparents)

Birth: Jul. 29, 1829, Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1876
Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, USA

Son of Samuel Clark & Rebecca Garner
Married Amanda Williams, 20 Mar 1850, Salt Lake City, Utah

RILEY G. CLARK. Private. Mustered out with Company July 16, 1847, at Los Angeles, Cal. Re-enlisted in Captain DAVIS' new Company A, at Los Angeles, Cal., July 20, 1847.

* Mormon Battalion members
Family links:
Rebecca Garner Clark (1807 - 1871)
Amanda W. Clark (1835 - 1920)
Maryann Clark Judd (1855 - 1918)*
Panguitch City Cemetery, Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, USA
Plot: UK_1_19_3
He was in Company A of the Mormon Battalion
Riley Garner CLARK [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 3, 4 on 29 Jul 1829 in Marion, Clinton County, Ohio, United States. He died 3, 4 on 11 Jul 1876 in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States. He was buried 3, 4 in Jul 1876 in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States. Riley married 1, 2, 4 Amanda WILLIAMS on 20 Mar 1850 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.
Amanda WILLIAMS [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 2, 4 on 24 Nov 1835 in Lake Fork, Logan County, Illinois, United States. She died 2, 4 on 6 Feb 1920 in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States. She was buried 1, 2, 4 on 9 Feb 1920 in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States. Amanda married 1, 2, 4 Riley Garner CLARK on 20 Mar 1850 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.

They had the following children.
M i Riley Garner CLARK Jr. was born on 22 Feb 1852. He died on 19 May 1908.

F ii Sarah Jane CLARK was born on 28 Jan 1853. She died on 24 May 1936.

F iii Marcy Elizabeth CLARK was born on 3 Mar 1854. She died on 15 Oct 1879.

F iv Amanda CLARK was born on 17 Oct 1856. She died on 27 Dec 1929.

M v Samuel CLARK was born on 7 Feb 1857. He died on 7 Sep 1932.

F vi Mary Anna CLARK was born on 6 Jun 1857. She died on 3 Dec 1918.

F vii Ellen CLARK was born on 17 Feb 1860. She died on 13 Jul 1890.

M viii Joseph S. CLARK was born on 14 Feb 1862. He died on 6 Sep 1943.

F ix Delithine Alice CLARK 1 was born 1 on 10 Jul 1863 in Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States. She died 1 on 8 Sep 1864 in Provo, Utah, Utah County, United States. She was buried 1 in Sep 1864 in Provo Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States.[Notes]

M x George Williams CLARK 1 was born 1 on 30 Dec 1865 in Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States. He died 1 in Sep 1870.[Notes]

F xi Diantha CLARK 1 was born 1 on 30 Aug 1866 in Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States. She died 1 on 14 Feb 1867 in Provo, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States.

F xii Ada CLARK was born on 30 Dec 1868. She died on 17 Mar 1945.

M xiii Guy Wilson CLARK was born on 6 Nov 1870. He died on 18 Dec 1901.

F xiv Blanche CLARK was born on 28 Sep 1872. She died on 8 Oct 1953.

M xv James Leland CLARK was born on 1 Aug 1874. He died on 28 Mar 1933.

M xvi Austin CLARK 1 was born 1 on 27 Oct 1876 in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States. He died 1 on 4 Jul 1877 in Panguitch, Garfield County, Utah, United States. He was buried 1 in Jun 1877 in Panguitch City Cemetery, Garfield County, Utah, United States.[Notes]
Apparently he had three wives and many, many children
Riley Garner Clark (son of Samuel Clark and Rebecca Garner)94 was born Jul 29, 1829 in Marion, OH, and died Jul 11, 1876 in Panguitch, UT. He married (1) wife 2. He married (2) wife 3. He married (3) Silvana rofls on Mar 20, 185094, daughter of John Rofls and Marcy Lucas.

More About Riley Garner Clark and Silvana rofls:
Marriage: Mar 20, 1850  94

Children of Riley Garner Clark and Silvana rofls are:

Marcy Elizabeth Clark, d. date unknown.

Amanda Clark, d. date unknown.

Samuel Clark, d. date unknown.

Mary Ann Clark, d. date unknown.

Ellen Clark, d. date unknown.

Joseph S. Clark, d. date unknown.

Ada Clark, d. date unknown.

Guy Wilson Clark, d. date unknown.

Blanch Clark, d. date unknown.

James Leland Clark, d. date unknown.

+Riley Garner Clark, Jr., b. Feb 22, 1851, Provo, UT94, d. May 19, 1908, Panguitch, UT94.

Sarah Jane Clark, b. Jan 28, 1852, Manti, UT94, d. May 24, 1936, Provo, UT.

Delithine Alice Clark, b. Jul 10, 1863, Provo, UT94, d. Sep 08, 1864, Provo, UT.

George Williams Clark, b. Dec 14, 1865, Provo, UT94, d. 1869.

Diantha Clark, b. Aug 30, 1867, Provo, UT94, d. date unknown.

Austin Clark, b. Mar 27, 1876, Panguitch, UT94, d. Jul 04, 1877, Panguitch, UT.
Some family history from his sister's life history:
Sarah Clark was born at Clinton, Ohio the 27th of January, 1831, the daughter of Samuel Clark Sr. and Rebecca Garner Clark. Samuel Clark Sr. was born at Egg Harbor, New Jersey the 18th of December, 1798 the son of Joseph Clark and Elizabeth Sooy. Rebecca Garner was the daughter of James Garner and Mary Moon and was married to Samuel Clark on the 18th of July 1827 at Clark, Clinton County, Ohio. To this union 13 children were born, namely:
Joseph, Riley Garner, Sally or Sarah, John, Mary Elizabeth (who died in infancy), Jane, Emma (who died in infancy), Ann, Rebecca (who died in infancy), Samuel, Ellen and James.

This family joined the LDS [Mormon] gospel in Ohio, Samuel joining eleven years earlier than did his wife Rebecca. She belonged to the Quaker religion and was satisfied in her belief until she had a dream one night. She dreamed that they attended an apple peeling bee (as neighbors would get together and peel apples and then dry them as canning had not been heard of), and in the dream she thought that no one could peel the apples in the right way except Samuel. She took this to mean that his religion was the only right one, and she
joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints immediately. They had a happy home and Sarah together with her brothers and sisters had many good times, as they were a very devoted family. They would go into the woods in the autumn of the year and gather walnuts, hickory nuts, hazel nuts and Paw Paws. They would get sap from the maple trees and make maple syrup and maple sugar. Sarah would go with her father to the town of Cincinnati to shop, but the way of travel was very slow, as they drove either horses or oxen.
Sarah had a very dear friend by the name of Libby Meek, whom she loved very dearly. Now it was a very sad day when the family sold their home and most of their belongings and went with the Saints to Far West; thence to Nauvoo, where they were living at the time that the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., and Patriarch Hyrum Smith were assassinated. They were living there when the Saints were driven out of the city in February 1846, and they were numbered among them. Samuel had previously prepared for the trip west and had wagons and provisions and was quite well equipped as he was a good manager. They had buried three daughters, Elizabeth and Emma in Ohio, and Rebecca was buried in Nauvoo. They crossed the river [Mississippi] on the ice and suffered the hardships with the rest of the Saints. A son, Samuel, Jr., was born to  them October 1st 1846 at Buchanan, Missouri and in February 1846 they had to leave and go into an
unknown wilderness. They traveled nine miles and camped at Sugar Creek the first night. Many came with only a few provisions and those who had plenty had to share with the needy.
They stayed in this camp until March 1st 1846. From there they traveled on 65 miles and made another camp and called it Garden Grove. Some of the Saints pushed on 27 miles farther and called this camp Mt. Pisgah. June 14th they arrived at Council Bluffs on the banks of the Missouri River. While here a call
came to President Brigham Young to furnish 500 men to [join the United States Army] in the fight with Mexico. They called this the Mormon Battalion and Sarah’s brothers Joseph Clark and Riley Garner Clark as well as her lover, Miles Weaver and his brother Franklin all enlisted.1 Now our dear and beautiful Sarah was very sad when she saw her loved one march away to the tune of  “The Girl I Left Behind Me.” Her beautiful grey eyes would always grow misty when she rehearsed the story.

Now with the two older boys away part of the responsibility fell on Sarah, 17, and John, 16, as their mother,
Rebecca, had a small child in arms. The family decided to stay over at Winter Quarters the winter of 1847 and 1848, and in June 1848 they commenced their journey to Utah in a company of [622 individuals] … with their accompanying goods and chattels2. Sarah drove a yoke of oxen all the way across the plains and her mother Rebecca rode with her. As they traveled along they would milk their cows and carry the milk in a stone jar and at night there was a lump of butter in the jar, as the roads were rough and the motion of the wagon churned the butter. John drove another wagon and Mary, 14, drove the loose stock. While traveling on the way they encountered a herd of buffalo which stampeded their oxen which ran and ran and finally stopped on the brink of a deep ravine. Sarah was always excited whenever she rehearsed the episode.3

Grandfather Samuel walked alongside the oxen with gun in hand so as to be ready for an attack from Indians, should they decided to do just that. When they came to the Platt River they caulked their wagon boxes and floated them across. Some of the oxen and horses swam, but the people and their belongings were ferried across on a ferry boat. This family escaped a lot of the hardships that so many of the Saints endured, as they had adequate supplies and were well equipped with food and clothing.4 Samuel was a good manager and provider. They traveled in the Heber C. Kimball Company.5 Now the boys had returned to Salt Lake City from the Mormon Battalion and Miles and Franklin Weaver immediately set out to meet this company of
Saints on the last part of their journey.6 These Saints arrived in Salt Lake Valley in September 1848. Sarah Clark and Miles Weaver were married the 24th of December 1848. They lived in the old fort for a few  months. They always lived in fear of the Indians, as they were on the warpath much of the time. Miles Weaver was called as an interpreter to the Indians in war and also in missionary undertakings, as he had mastered the language real well and also was a great friend to all of them. They spent a fairly peaceful winter in the old fort, but Grandmother Sarah had the shock of her life when two young men came galloping their horses into the fort and gave the Indian war whoop, firing their six-shooters. Most of the men folks were away at the time trying to get back some of the cattle that the Indians had driven away. Grandmother, thinking them to be Indians, collapsed and fell to the floor. These boys were none other than Brigham Young Jr., and John Taylor. They were very much chagrined when they saw the effects of their practical joke.

In March 1849 President Brigham Young called a number of the Saints to go colonize south from Salt Lake City, which they named Provo. Among these Saints were 15 Clarks and Weavers. It was very hard going in this desolate country, with so little to do, with nothing to buy. They helped each other to build and bartered with each other. Sarah’s first child, Miles Joseph Weaver, was born in Provo on November 7th 1849. I have heard Grandmother say that there was for three months no bread nor flour—just scant rations of cornmeal. They would use the bulb of the Sego Lily in various ways as food. Thus the Sego Lily became an emblem of the Pioneers and also the state flower of Utah. Sarah and Miles Weaver became the parents of four children, namely: Miles Joseph, Zelnora, Sarah Jane and Rebecca. Sarah Jane died from croup when five years of age. Miles and Sarah later lived on Church Island in the Great Salt Lake and milked some of the church cows, as Miles was working for Brigham Young and caring for the church cattle. [In January 1955] Miles married the beautiful Sarah Elizabeth Holmes [as 2nd wife in a polygamous relationship]. But the happiness of this very happy family was not for a long duration, as Miles passed away on the 7th of December 1854, at age 29. His widows were heartbroken and almost destitute. It was very hard going now with a family of six and no breadwinner or provider. Grandmother has rehearsed the following to me many times: as she was
lying on her bed one evening she was so very depressed that she wished she could wake up in Heaven. While she wished these things, there entered into her room four personages. They came to her bedside. She recognized her husband and he turned to the other three and said, “Peter, James and John” then said to one of them, “Will you be mouth?” They placed their hands on her head and administered to her. She wanted very much to remember the things they spoke but it was in an unknown language and she could not  understand. But this left a comforting spirit, and never again was she as depressed as before. This spirit
continued with her throughout her life and she never spoke ill of a single person. Now, as circumstances were hard for the widows, it being the last wish of Miles on his deathbed that his brother Franklin marry and support his two wives. With the advice of Pres. Brigham Young, Franklin married Sarah Elizabeth Holmes Weaver on the 3rd of May 1856 and Sarah Clark Weaver just two days later on the 8th of May 1856. His first wife was Rachel Reed [whom he had married in California in 1848, she having arrived in San Francisco  with a group of Saints aboard the ship Brooklyn in 1846]. Franklin now had a large family to support, for a young man, and everyone in poor circumstances. [In 1856 Franklin was 28 years old,  Rachel was 26, Sarah Clark was 25 and Sarah Holmes was 18.] But there was harmony in their homes as everyone loved each  her and respected everyone else. In all the twenty years my grandmother Sarah lived in my mother’s home, I have never heard her say an unkind word about any of the family, nor about anyone else. She was a perfect lady in every respect.
!"When at the age of fourteen, Amanda Williams went out to work and on the way was taken ill. She was carried into a strange house, while laying there a strange man appeared in the door. The lady of the house asked him what he wanted. He said, 'The Lord sent me here to administer to a sick girl.' The lady replied, 'There is a sick girl here. I do not know who she is or where she came from.' Then this man walked to the bed and said, 'The Lord sent me here to administer to you, if you are willing.' The girl replied in the affirmative, this being the first time she even consented to accept religion. She was healed through this administration and the man disappeared as suddenly as he came.

!"The people of the house said that neither he nor anyone like him had been seen around there before. He was dressed different from the others, being in a sheeps-grey clothes and a straw hat.

!"The family emigrated to Utah in 1849, coming with ox teams. The journey was uneventful. They were in St. Louis at the time of the Cholera plague during which deaths were as high as 365 in one day. They arrived in Provo in October of 1849.

!"The next year, 1850, Amanda was married to Riley Garner Clark, the day being March 20. The same year that she was baptized by William Wall of Provo, and received her endowments the following year, 1851 in Salt Lake City. This same year President Brigham Young called her husband on a mission to Manti, there to build a tannery. They started out with 20 pounds of cornmeal, $1.50 worth of sole leather, and one cow. They sold the cow for 500 Ibs of flour to be delivered in five one lb. and 10 lb. lots at a time just as it could be milled as that was the grasshopper year.

!"They were soon compelled to return to Provo because of the Indian trouble. When this trouble was settled they received the second call to go to Manti, but the trip had to be abandoned because of a new outbreak among the Indians. During the return to Provo, Amanda was seriously ill and after reaching home, remained near death's door for three months. One morning three men, the same as the one she had seen when a girl, suddenly appeared before sunrise. They stood between the bed and the wall. They asked how long she had been ill and upon her answering, they said, 'May the Lord bless you; you shall live and get well.' And they then vanished from the room. At this moment her husband came in and related to his wife how three men, dressed the same as the ones who had blessed her, had appeared before him while he was cutting wood.

!"They bad asked for something to eat. They said the same words to him as they did to his wife. When he told them the condition of his wife they vanished. They now answered the call to Manti and remained there seven years before being again run out by the indians. She was in Father Morley's company at the time the twenty men had left the camp and gone ahead against instructions and were murdered by the Indians. When the company came up they found the bodies had been stripped of the clothing and slashed with 1knives, except the body of one man who wore endowment garments. He had not been touched, a thing that was considered another prophesy or promise fulfilled - that they were a protection for the body.

!"The third call for the Clarks was for them to go to St. George to build a tannery. On account of the scarcity of hides and beavers, this project was soon abandoned. They then came to Panquitch and built a tannery. This was successful but was destroyed by fire.

!"Riley G. Clark died at Panquitch, July 11. 1876. Amanda now found herself with nine children and her living to make, with the help of her little boys.

!"Later she received a pension given her through the Mormon Battalion, Brother Clark having served two years with the battalion.

!"Her older children having been married and settled, she spent six years in Provo, keeping house for her youngest son and some grandchildren who were attending the Brigham Young Academy there. Her son later graduated with high honors from the commercial department.

!"From this point on, her life has been easier. She has traveled quite extensively, having made trips through Idaho and Wyoming and through Texas into Mexico visiting her children. Her special mission to Mexico was to get her children to return to Utah. This was a success and we now see how prophetic was her intuition of danger.

!"During the time of her pioneer days her home was always open to friends and strangers alike. She is known as a generous woman, dividing her last bit of flour with someone at night and finding the same amount in her bin the next morning. Also keeping her last yard of factory or muslin that her neighbors in Manti could come in and unravel a few threads with which to sew.

!"Her life was one of sacrifice and charity. She has served as Relief Society teacher and as Sunday School teacher for twelve years. She is the mother of sixteen children - nine girls and seven boys. She is also the grandmother of eighty-five granschildren, one hundred and fifty-five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. (Now this is not complete. We must get the rest of the grandchildren and add to this.)"
Amanda Williams Clark
Amanda was the oldest daughter of John Williams and Marcy Jane Lucas Williams Barney.

The written history of Amanda Williams (Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1998, p 587) gives the story of Mary Jane Lucas Williams’ escape from Illinois.

“Amanda’s father died when Amanda was nine years old. Her mother, with her children, moved to Kanesville on the Missouri River where the body of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had gathered.”

“A great deal of courage was manifested in this move. Her father’s will, which left considerable property to the family, did not permit the family to leave the county until the youngest child came of age. This provision was made to keep the family from joining the Church. A strong watch to keep over the family day and night to see that they did not leave.”

“However, one night at one o’clock in the morning during a change of guards, Amanda’s mother took her family and reached a River Steamer at day break. “....

The written history of Marcy Jane Lucas Williams Barney (Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1998, p 168) includes further information.

“...Marcy wanted to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but her husband forbade it because of the persecution he had seen around the area. He died September 20, 1844 in Springfield, Illinois...”

The histories of two other daughters Polly Williams Davies (Davis) and Mary Ann Williams Lee are also included in Women of Faith and Fortitude, published by Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1998, page 766 and page 1758.

I am a granddaughter through Polly Williams Davis.
Yours, Lark
Some information from Riley's sister Anna Clark Hale that tells more about the family:

Memoirs of Anna Clark Hale

Hale, Anna Clark, [Autobiography], Memoirs of Anna Clark Hale, in Heber Q.Hale, ed., [1965], 16-18. [Sister of Sarah Clark Weaver] Trail excerpts: ttp://,18016,4976-5501,00.html

Come spring of '48, things were a buzzing in Winter Quarters. Everybody busy with their own affairs, getting ready for the long, hard, journey to the Rocky Mountains. We were among the earliest to leave. We were assigned to the Heber C. Kimball Company. Oh, how we did miss the stout help of our two oldest boys, who had enlisted with the Mormon Battalion in '46. We had three wagons, five yoke of oxen, two cows
 and two horses. Father drove the lead wagon with two span of oxen, John (then 16) followed with the second wagon and two span of oxen, and Mother followed in a lighter wagon with one yoke of oxen—Sarah (17) and Mary (14½) relieved Mother a lot in driving and in caring for baby (8 months old Sammy), Jane (10½) and I (7)—sometimes on horse back, sometimes on foot, followed behind, driving the cows. [Anna would have been age 7.] Our first real trouble across the plains came at Poison Springs, where we lost two of our best oxen—old Buck and old Brandy. Then, we had to work our cows. Father took them on his wagon. It was hard to get them used to the yokes, so they would help pull the load. However, father had given them a little training before we left—just in case. We encountered many herds of buffalo on the way, and they would sometimes stampede the small herd of cattle which was being driven along with our large
company. I would be assigned every time we camped across the prairies, to go and gather 'buffalo chips' in my apron for our camp fire on cold nights and for cooking our meals. Before we came to this, I asked my Mother: "Why do we have to use these chips—where did all the wood go?" She replied: "You'll find out soon enough, daughter"—and I surely did. Here is an incident I shall never forget: I remember Mother had to do some sewing on our clothing, but couldn't do so because she had lost her needle. The next day I showed up with a needle and told Mother I had found it. She said it wasn't hers and asked me where I got it. My answers did not satisfy—and she demanded the truth. I finally confessed that in visiting another camp, I saw a lady sewing on a button and beside her was a little cushion with a lot of pins and needles in it—and I thought she could spare one needle for my poor Mother, who had lost hers. Well, Mother made me take the needle back and apologize to the lady. I can say right here that it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do;
but it taught me a lesson that I never forgot. Later, the kind lady came over to see Mother and gave her one of her needles. Incidentally, Mother did have some more needles packed in a trunk down in one of the wagons. We would camp on Saturdays at some 'watering place', where we could wash our clothes, take our baths, and give our oxen a chance to rest and feed up a little. On Sundays, they would hold services for the entire company, presided over by 10 President Heber C. Kimball. I was always happy to take my bath and wash my dirty feet and put on some clean clothes and go to meeting. I had to go barefooted most of the time.
One Sunday morning when we got up, we were told that the company horses had been driven away in the night by some Indians, who outsmarted the night herder. President Kimball went ahead with the morning service as usual. Shortly, an old Indian Chief and two of his braves came walking into the meeting and stood at the rear. Right then, one of our Brethren got up and commenced talking in 'tongues'. The Indian Chief understood everything the speaker (Brother Draper) had said. The Chief immediately turned to the Indians who had accompanied him and went through the same motions Brother Draper had used, together with
some excited talk of his own—then they hurried out, jumped onto their horses and sped away. In about two hours, they came back with all the stolen horses— not one missing. You see how the Lord can help His children? We never did learn what Brother Draper had said. Maybe he didn't know, himself. Anyway, we all
got our horses back, and that was enough for us. As we were camped one Saturday, some of the children were being baptized by the Brethren—and I cried because my Mother would not let me be baptized too.
 She said I was not old enough—I would have to wait another year. But I'll say here that when another year rolled around, I was baptized on my 8th birthday (1849), by Miles Weaver, in the Provo River. I don't remember who confirmed me. Oh, fiddlesticks, here I am in Provo, before we get across the plains. That's
the way my mind runs—pretty fast, isn't it? Now, what else worth mentioning do I remember of our long, tiresome trip across the plains and over the mountains? Oh, yes, I recall seeing that huge mountainous 'Independence Rock', and 'Devil's Gate' with the stream of water running through it. And we stopped quite a  while at Fort Bridger, where some of the men had to make repairs on their wagons—and my father had to do some fixin' too. And, oh, what a sight to behold, when those sky-high Rocky Moutains came into view. I wondered, as a child, how in the world will we ever be able to get over them. Anyway, our worries about Echo Canyon did not amount to much—we got down through it safely; but when we got to what was called 'Big Mountain' and "Little Mountain', they lived up to their names alright—and more, too. Father and John
finally made it with their double yokes of oxen on their wagons; but poor Mother with just one yoke couldn't make it. So, Father sent Mary to help John watch the two lead wagons and oxen, while he took one yoke of his oxen and a long chain back and hitched on in head of Mother's team and helped her over. Oh, My! I
never imagined that such big mountains existed in the world. ENTRANCE INTO GREAT SALT LAKE VALLEY As we came down through and out of Emigration Canyon, the beautiful valley of the Great Salt Lake stretched out before us. We all stopped our wagons and came together to look and wonder and thrill at what our eyes beheld. At last, we could see our journey's end. We drove on down into the city—a little over a year old— dotted with log and adobe cabins and tents. This was Sunday September 24, 1848
---- Some Riley Clark descendant informed me that some of the above information is incorrect... Hi - I'm assuming you are Ryan Houston. I was searching for additional history and pictures on Riley Garner Clark who is my 2nd great grandfather with wife, Amanda Williams and came across your blog. You have that Riley G. Clark had 3 wives - that is incorrect. Also if you look at the last children listed on your blog (with wife Sylvia) all of those children have the same names as those listed with wife Amanda Williams. This Riley Garner Clark never had a wife Sylvia. Riley and Amanda had 16 children - 4 dying young. thanks Marti Roe

Richard Evans & Sarah Yarnell (4G Grandparents)

Sarah YARNELL (Elizabeth Adey2, Soloman Haden1) was born 14 FEB 1821 in Dudley,Worchester,Eng., was christened 4 OCT 1821 in Dudley,Wares,England, and died 10 JAN 1881 in provo,Utah,UT. She was buried 13 JAN 1881 in Provo City Cemetery, Provo,Utah,UT. She married Richard EVANS 23 SEP 1844 in Sedgley,Stafford,Eng., son of James EVANS and Ann WEDGE. He was christened 29 DEC 1822 in Albrighton-near-Shifnal,Shropshire,England, died 1855 in St. Louis,St. Louis,Mo. She married William STRADLING 1864 in provo,Utah,Utah. She married William FENN. She married Thomas SADDLING.

Children of Sarah YARNELL and Richard EVANS are:+ 7 i.
George EVANS was born 12 JUL 1845 in Dudley,Wrcstr,England, and died 30 MAY 1913 in provo,Utah,UT.
8 ii. Elizabeth EVANS was born 20 DEC 1846 in ,,Eng, and died 4 JAN 1851.
9 iii. Joseph EVANS was born 2 DEC 1848 in Haleshill,Dudley,Worester,Engl, and died 10 FEB 1905 in Orem,Utah,UT. He married Temperence PENROD 27 JAN 1873 in Endowment House,Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,UT.
10 iv. Rebecca EVANS was born 13 OCT 1850 in Dudley,Worc.,Eng, and died 23 DEC 1851.
11 v. Hyrum EVANS was born 7 JAN 1852 in Dudley,Worc.,Eng, and died 2 DEC 1918. He married Mary Hannah Adams 16 MAY 1887.
12 vi. Ephraim EVANS was born 24 MAR 1854 in At Sea, and died MAY 1935. He married Margaret PEMBROKE 9 SEP 1882. He married Pheobe PEMBROKE.
13 vii. Thomas STRADLING was born 26 FEB 1856 in Provo,Utah,UT, and died 4 OCT 1918.

Child of Sarah YARNELL and William STRADLING is: 13 i. Thomas STRADLING was born 26 FEB 1856 in Provo,Utah,UT, and died 4 OCT 1918.
Richard EVANS (Ann1) was born 19 SEP 1822 in Allbrighton, Shropshire, England, and died 1857 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried 1857 in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.
He married Sarah YARNELL 23 SEP 1844 in Allbrighton, Shropshire, England, daughter of William YARNELL and Elizabeth HADEN. She was born 14 FEB 1821 in Dudley, Worcester, England, was christened 04 OCT 1821 in Dudley, Worcester, England, and died 10 JAN 1881 in Provo, Utah, Utah. She was buried 13 JAN 1881 in Provo, Utah, Utah.

Children of Richard EVANS and Sarah YARNELL are: 3 i. George EVANS was born 12 JUL 1845 in Dudley, Worcester, England, and died 30 MAY 1913 in Provo, Utah, Utah. He married Emma HONE 31 MAR 1867 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He married Amelia Jane ALLSWORTH 08 MAR 1875. He married Eliza HEAD 11 FEB 1886 in Provo, Utah, Utah. He married Emma WHITEHEAD 11 FEB 1886.
4 ii. Elizabeth EVANS was born 20 DEC 1846 in Dudley, Worcester, England, and died 04 JAN 1851 in Dudley, Worcester, England.
5 iii. Joseph EVANS was born 02 DEC 1848 in Dudley, Worcester, England, and died 10 FEB 1905 in Orem, Utah, Utah. He married Temperence PENROD 27 JAN 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.
6 iv. Rebecca EVANS was born 13 OCT 1850 in Dudley, Worcester, England, and died 23 DEC 1851 in Dudley, Worcester, England.
7 v. Hyrum EVANS was born 07 JUN 1852 in Dudley, Worcester, England, and died 02 DEC 1918 in Provo, Utah, Utah. He married Mary Hannah ADAMS 16 MAY 1887.
8 vi. Ephraim EVANS was born 24 MAR 1854 in North Atlantic Ocean, and died MAY 1935 in Provo, Utah, Utah. He married Margaret PEMBROKE 09 SEP 1882.
Birth: Feb. 14, 1821, England

Death: Jan. 10, 1881
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA

She was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. Her Father was Francis Yarnel and Mother was Elizabeth.

She married Richard Evans (1822-1855, buried in St. Louis, MO).

After his death, she married William Fenn (abt. 1800-1860, buried in Charleston, Utah). Born October 9, 1803 and Died July 7, 1860.

After his death, she married William Stradling on October 17, 1863.
My grandmother Beth Huntington Allred told me the following story on March 15, 2013. She said that Richard Evans and Sarah had two children in England. One died of small pox. Another child died on the ship to American of small pox and had to be buried at sea. She said that Richard was working at the mines when they got to America (I think in Pennsylvania) and he was killed when a plank fell and knocked him off of a walkway above the mine.  Sarah and her children came across the plains with a handcart. She had a young child around age 5 and he had to help his grandfather walk the plains (I think this is what she said).  So, Sarah would pull the handcart with an older child, and then she would have to walk back to get her young 5 year old and the grandfather and accompany them to camp. She basically had to walk the plains 3X.