Sunday, March 25, 2012
For many years I spent researching my father's paternal line, a very interesting story which I cannot go into at this time. My goal was to locate living descendants but, I came to a 'brick wall' (a genealogy term) two years ago and left that line with the thought that I will wait until the launching of the 1940 Census which I am very confident will help me to bring the 'brick wall' down.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
|Samuel Hepworth and Sarah Jackson original digital marriage record|
My third great grandfather and mother.
Parents to Thomas and John Hepworth
|Thomas Hepworth and Mary Fletcher digital original marriage record.|
Second great grandfather and mother.
Migrated to Zion in 1852
|John Hepworth and Francis Amelia Fletcher digital original marriage record.|
Second great granduncle and aunt.
Migrated with brother Thomas Hepworth and Sister Mary Fletcher
to Zion 1852
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Thomas is twenty one years of age and Mary is sixteen.
Thomas's occupation is also a Butcher; an occupation he is for the rest of his life.
FamilySearch.org. This is a picture I found on the internet of St. Nicholas Church located in Liverpool, Lancaster, England, Est. in 1360 still in operation today. Could this be the very Church the Hepworth Brothers married the Fletcher Sisters? I think I am safe to say, Yes.
Thomas and Mary along with John and Francis migrate to Zion in 1852.
It has only been the last two years that I know anything about John and Francis. I spent all of the year 2010 doing newspaper research and went from nothing to a 2 inch binder filled with interesting news.
Stay Tuned to the life histories of the HEPWORTH's.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
This is my great-grandfather James Fletcher Hepworth. Written on the back of this picture is his name and words "abt 19 years old." To me he looks more like a rough and tough sixteen or seventeen year old.
The look on his face is a 'no nonsense' type of young boy don't you think?
James was born on 7 May 1857 in Salt Lake City; he is the fifth child of thirteen children born to Thomas Hepworth and Mary Fletcher.
James is named after his maternal grandfather James Fletcher.
James was twenty five when he married my great-grandmother Sarah Ann Kidgell (named after her mother Sarah Ann Cashmore Kidgell) who was eighteen at the time. She was known as Sadie. Like James, Sadie was the fifth child of nine children. They were married on 30 Nov 1882 at the Hepworth house in
Salt Lake City.
tie in into the Hepworth family.
I am very fortunate to have many treasured pictures of this family that I will be posting the rest of the year. My next post will be on the the parents coming from England to the Salt Lake Territory.