Sunday, March 25, 2012

1940 Census coming soon!

     Yes, I am ready for the 1940 Census.  Well, maybe not ready but, excited about it.  I am going to volunteer to help in the indexing.
     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

Cari Lyn always a Team Player.

Someone you would want on your team.  It could be a team of Sports, Scholastic, or Spiritual.
You would want Cari on your side.  She ALWAYS gave it her all.  Love you always Cari.  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Found; Digitized original marriage records! A treasure.

This has been a very productive Sunday afternoon; researching on
 I found digitized marriage records for
 Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921 
So far I have found original records for:
two sets of third great-grandparents.  
Samuel Hepworth who married Sarah Jackson on
 25 Jun 1820 at Saint John, in Wakefield, York, England 
parents to John and Thomas Hepworth who joined the LDS church in 1850. 
Thomas is a gggrandfather I will be blogging about the most whenever I get going on this Hepworth line. 
The other ggggrandparents are;
James Fletcher b 16 Feb 1807, he married Julia Lightfoot on 29 Jun 1826 at 
St. Anne's, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England 
What's so great about this record is up until now is Julia's maiden name was unknown.  Now we know; LIGHTFOOT. 

Next is Thomas Hepworth b 1826 and Mary Fletcher b1832;
As I have posted before they were married 
27 Aug 1848
 Then John Hepworth b 1822  and Francis Amelia Fletcher b 1828 
married 28 Jan 1850 

What's so special about the original record, it shows the signature  of my ancestors.  Only one witness to John Hepworth and Frances Amelia Fletcher marriage cannot write her name; she has an x as her mark, it reads 
Jane Spencer her x mark.

Next post:  Naming pattern's of the English and how my ancestors followed the tradition or NOT.  

 James Fletcher and Julia Lightfoot
 Original digital marriage record for my third great grand father and mother
(before finding this record Julia's maiden name was 'unknown')
Father and Mother to Francis Amelia and Mary.
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

Hepworth Brother's Marries Fletcher Sisters

     Great Grandfather James Fletcher Hepworth's parents are Thomas Hepworth and Mary Fletcher from England.  This is a copy of their Marriage Certificate married on 27 Aug. 1848 at the Church of  St. Nicholas  in Liverpool, Lancaster, England.  The witnesses's are John Hepworth, Thomas's older brother by four years and Frances A. Fletcher, Mary's older sister by four years.  Thomas's father is Samuel Hepworth a Butcher by occupation (this is very important when researching this family) and Mary's father is James Fletcher, his occupation is Painter even though it looks like, Printer on this copy.
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.
     Two years later his brother John Hepworth married Frances Amelia Fletcher on 26 Jan 1850 in the same Church of St. Nicholas in Liverpool.  John is twenty eight years old and Frances Amelia is twenty one.  I don't have a copy of their certificate of marriage. I found their marriage information on 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

James Fletcher Hepworth my great grandfather.

     It's time to come back to posting information about my ancestors.  I hope to post on a regular basis from this date on about the Hepworth family.    

 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.  
Sadie Kidgell
     This is the
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.