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JEX, WILLIAM (son of William Jex and Ann Ward of Norfolk, Eng.). Born Sept.
5, 1831, Crostwick, Norfolk, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 30, 1854, Darwin
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.966
Married Eliza Goodson Feb. 22, 1854 (daughter of John Goodson and Sarah
Trexon), who was born Jan. 1, 1826, and [p.967] came to Utah with husband.
Their children: Sarah Ann Trexon (adopted) b. April 1, 1851, m. Joshua
Brockbank March 7, 1868; Emma Eliza b. Oct. 11, 1855, m. Robert W. McKell
Feb. 28, 1876; Alice Velat b. Aug. 28, 1857, m. Henry J. McKell Jan. 9,
1879; Rosetta Coreline b. March 30, 1859, m. Heber Robertson Dec. 18, 1880;
Artemesia Jane b. Oct. 6, 1860, m. Lars O. Lawrence May 13, 1880: Richard
Henry b. April 7, 1862, m. Ruth Jex Feb. 24, 1886; George Hyrum b. Dec. 28,
1863, m. Burl Christena Larsen Jan. 3l, 1889; Ann Melinda b. Sept. 25, 1865,
m. Albert T. Money Jan. 9, 1889; Hanna Eliza b. Oct. 6, 1867, m. Roswell
Bradford March 22, 1893; John William b. Oct. 5, 1867, m. Emily Hedquist
March 22, 1893; Heber Charles b. Aug. 12, 1871, m. Emeline Bird Dec. 23,
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.967
Married Jemima Cox Jan. 1865, Salt Lake City (daughter of George Cox and Ann
Elizabeth Newby), who was born Jan. 15, 1836, in Leicestershire, Eng. Their
children: George William b. Dec. 3, 1865, d. Oct. 25, 1866; James Henry b.
Oct. 4, 1867, d. Jan. 3, 1879; Jemima Sophia b. Dec. 22, 1869, d. Feb. 24,
1879; David Walter b. April 23, 1872, d. Jan. 3, 1885. Families resided at
Spanish Fork, Utah.
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.967
Senior president 50th quorum seventies 20 years; high priest; presided over
Norwich conference 1885; missionary to England 1883; presiding teacher
Spanish Fork ward several years. Worked on Salt Lake temple in 1854. Took
active part in early Indian troubles and in Echo Canyon campaign 1857.
Chosen to supervise the work of opening up roads into canyons near Spanish
Fork; had charge of co-op. saw mill for a time; general watermaster 1861-62;
city councilman and school trustee, Spanish Fork. Assisted financially in
bringing immigrants to Utah in 1910. Descendants number 110 grandchildren
and 59 great-grand-children. Made patriarch 1912.
Sign Doug Neibaur
Dear Michael L. Jex
, How the house coming along. I have been busy as ever in grain harvest. I
am a farmer.any way I have to tell you a very interesting story if you have
As a boy of 14 back in 1979= 19 years ago, my father, who has learned the
importance of money, sat me down and read me a clip out of the paper titled
" how much is a half a trillion". I was so fascinated that I cut it out and
saved it. I even had him put it in his safe and I forgot about it. Then
about 10 years or so ago he was cleaning out his safe and found it and gave
it to me and said do you still want that?
I said , "well I have kept it this long why not". as time has gone on I have
almost thrown it away a couple of times. But it still surfaces once in a
while. About a month ago I put a box( with no lid) of tools in my pickup
and forgot about it. Its been subjected to rain, wind, and dust. As you may
have already guessed I found my news clip this morning in the box of
tools. I was amazed It hadn't flown out, and was in pretty good shape
considering it had been 19 years since I had clipped it out. I read it again
like I had many times and wondered why this piece of paper wouldn't go away,
I flipped it over and found some obituaries on the other side. One read
EDWARD JEX ROWLAND. Montpelier-
Edward Jex Rowland, 66, died Sunday at his home in Montpelier.He was born in
Spanish fork. Utah, May 20, 1911 to Frederick Thomas and Hannah Pitcher
Rowland. He never married.
He came to Montpelier in 1926 and was a past member of the Rotary club and
chamber of commerce and was a seventy in the L.D.S. church.
He served several years as scoutmaster and as a home missionary. He was
co-owner with his father and brothers of the Montpelier Laundry and dry
cleaning company for 47 years.He is survived by his brother Robert Richard
Rowland, Montpelier. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. in
the first and fourth ward chapel. Friends may call at the Matthew's Mortuary
today from 9-9 P.M. Burial will be at Montpelier city cemetery.
I wonder if this could be a relation of yours. I plan to submit it to our
query board, then anyone looking for him will find the message. It works
very well. Thanks and let me know if this means anything to you.
Sign Doug Neibaur
I am trying to gain any information on surname's Douglas and Williams. Both
families lived in Montpelier in the late 1800s. Thomas Douglas was at one
time the mayor of Montpelier.
Thanks for any help.
Judi Douglas Arnold
Searching for interesting information/ancestors/descendants of Dr.
Clayton A.A. Hoover, b. Washington, DC 25 Feb 1853; m (1) St. Louis, MO
13 Oct 1875 to Johanna E. Claxton, b. ca 1852, Washington, DC and (2)
Montpelier, ID 17 Jul 1894 to Bessie Rae Brown, b. 10 Nov 1872, Salt
Lake City, UT. Clayton and Johanna came to Montpelier in the early
1880s with their young son, Edward C. Clayton was a graduate of what is
now George Washington University Medical School, and came west as a
railroad doctor. He was also postmaster. He was for a time the only
doctor in a large area, and was very active in the community, serving on
the first city council. He was also active in Republican Party
politics. Wife Johanna died 22 Feb 1886 of pneumonia and is buried in
the Montpelier Cemetery. The Paris newspaper carried a long article
about her funeral without mentioning her name. Son Alfred (my husband
Jack's grandfather) was born in Montpelier 2 Apr 1884--the family story
is that Alfred was sent back to Washington for a while to live with
Johanna's family. We don't know what happened to Ed. Clayton and
Bessie had five children, the eldest, Stewart Whiting Hoover, b. 4 Jul
1895, becoming the first Idaho soldier and first West Point graduate to
be killed in WWI. Other children were Phyllis Ann, b. 1898 and Clayton
B., b. 1899 in Montpelier and Moss Gooding, b. 1910 and Julia E., b.
1911 in Blackfoot, where the family moved in 1905 when Clayton was
appointed Superintendent of the State Hospital South. He died 27 Nov
1929 in Blackfoot; Bessie died 17 Dec 1948 in Blackfoot. We would like
to share information. Any help very much appreciated.
I'll start the ball rolling on the Bear Lake County list, which I am
happy to see. My husband and I are searching for information about his
great great uncle, John Newton Downing, who owned and operated the
Burgoyne Hotel in Montpelier, Idaho for a number of years. He was born
4 Apr 1866 in Texas County, MO, and came to Idaho some time after 1880,
marrying Hannah Katherine Nielsen in Paris in 1889. John died in 1941
and Hannah in 1951. Both are buried in the Montpelier Cemetery. John
was a son of William Alexander Downing and brother of Martha Tennessee
Downing Smyer, both of whom lived in Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho
from the 1880s on. Another brother, Jefferson Davis Downing, lived
there also. We've always wondered exactly when the Downings came to
Idaho, and why some went to Blackfoot while John went to Montpelier. We
would like to correspond with any descendants and share information.
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