Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


J D MARTIN. J D MARTIN married Laura Elizabeth BALLANTYNE on 27 Mar 1912.

Laura Elizabeth BALLANTYNE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 30 Jun 1874 in Eden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 12 Sep 1930. Laura married J D MARTIN on 27 Mar 1912.


Richard WATKINS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 24 Jul 1792 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 1 on 24 Jul 1792 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 12 Feb 1837 in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 19 Feb 1837 in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Richard married 2 Ruth HAMLIN on 26 Dec 1815 in St James, Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

Laborer up to 1820 and , from 1824, as a carpenter.
Christening: 1)Parish Record 1673-1793 Banwell, Somerset, England Source no. 1517681, Item No. 43. 2)Bishop's Transcripts Source No. 1278896 Item 15 1606-1812 Banwell, Somerset, England. The record reads "Baptism July 24th 1792 Richard, son of William & Mary Watkins."
Marriage: 1)Film #1702100 Eng St. James Marriage Index Researched by Roxeanne  Clark.

LIFE OF RICHARD WATKINS and RUTH HAMLIN WATKINS

In my brief talk this afternoon to the descendants of RICHARD WATKINS and his wife, Ruth Hamlin, of Wrington, Somersetshire, England, on incidents about them with which I am familiar, I want to say that I feel highly honored that this gathering is being held on this my 75th birthday, and before speaking of these incidents, I wish to say a few words concerning my departed cousins, Hyrum and Frank Watkins. I was unable to attend Hyrum's funeral, for which I am very sorry; however, I was able to attend Frank's. I listened with much interest to each speaker and I, with each of them, and all who had contact with them, can say that Frank was truly an honest man, as I can say of Hyrum; and more they were charitable to men to their own material detriment. Their words were their bonds--what better tribute could be paid to any man. My firm belief is that both of these men are at the present time, mingling happily in their spirit body with their progenitors in a spirit world unencumbered by any physical or material matter and are still conscious of this life and happy in their present condition, awaiting the time of reunion with their own loved ones remaining here.

My father has told me he was the first in the Watkins family to embrace Mormonism, being baptized by Elder George Haliday, at the age of 17 years in Bristol, England. He being very religiously inclined, converted James Bartlet and his mother and several members of the family, also my mother's parents and some brothers and sisters, all of whom were baptized.

It remained, however, for my Uncle John and family and Uncle Ralph, widower of Aunt Sarah Ann, our cousin and two sons, Robert and Fred, to pioneer the way to these valleys. (To me it is a goodly land and a good and wonderful people to dwell among.) Personally, I would prefer to live in Hades with my people, right or wrong, to that heaven as taught by so very many of her so-called Christian sects. I have, especially in my latter and more matured years had a feeling of deep gratitude to my Uncle John's family who provided the necessary means to emigrate my father’s family here.

Now, concerning some incidents in the lives of RICHARD AND RUTH WATKINS, our grandparents; I never saw Richard, whom, I was named after — he died many years before I was born. However, I have visited Grandmother Ruth many times each year at her home in Wrington, from my birth until I was 10 years old — when our family left Bristol, where I was born for Chester and then to Utah, arriving here September 26, 1872. I was 14 years old.

Concerning our Grandfather Richard; I speak from statements made to me by my father, who informed me that his grandfather or great-grandfather, William Watkins, I think, came from Wales to Taunton, or perhaps Banwell, Somersetshire, and was there employed as a coachman. He married his employer’s daughter which caused much family trouble to the extent that the daughter was disinherited. After Richard and Ruth were married, they moved to Wrington. An aunt, I am informed whose name I never knew, took compassion on Richard, who was a carpenter and cooper. She bought and had built the old home, called LAVENDER COTTAGE at Wrington and presented it to them. Some of Uncle Thomas' family still live there. The old home in a quaint, old-style English country home, being a two story stone building, slate roof with lower floors of stone slabs. It contains five rooms in all and a wood shed attached and a stone carpenter shop nearby. It is erected on a triangle shaped lot of about one-half acre, a beautiful setting, elevated, and along side of the highway or turnpike road (as it is called there). The shop is in the corner in front of the house and close to the road. This was used by Grandfather as a carpenter and cooper shop. Grandmother's oak coffin boards were kept there in plain sight until she died. It was rather awe inspiring but a custom in those days.

There was an incident which happened before Ruth was married to Richard that may interest you. She and her sister bought two war jugs, agreeing that whoever married first should keep them both. Ruth was married first and kept them; later the jugs were used for everyday purposes and to carry water from the oaken, moss-covered buckets which hung in their well. By the way, it seemed to me to be nothing but moss in and around this well. Grandfather made those oak buckets and also the well covering. Grandmother gave the jugs to my father before her death, and he gave them to me, and I have recently bequeathed them to my own son Richard, who also has a son Richard, and I wouldn’t wonder if many Watkins boys unborn, will be Richards, if only to obtain the old jugs. They are somewhat damaged through use. As a boy, I have carried water from the oak buckets in them. I prize them very much as an heirloom, as I also do our grandfather's Bible and Testament. This Testament contains many items inscribed therein by him. I am informed by my son-in-law John W. Young, who visited Uncle Tom while on his mission a few years ago, that this same well and moss-covered buckets are still in use at this time. I would think the moss has now grown so thickly it would be difficult to sink or raise the bucket.

Grandmother died about six months before we left Chester for Utah. Father went to her funeral from Chester. She was buried along side Grandfather Richard in Wrington Churchyard; a very beautiful church indeed, surrounded by pretty grounds with trees and shrubbery in abundance. I have seen and read the epitaphs on Grandfather's grave stone.

As a matter of records, if you care to keep in yours what I have said, I would go somewhat further by stating that the property of the disinherited William's wife, through some neglect, I am told, of his brothers, was placed in Chancery at London to remain 99 years before further disposition. The date I know not; however, my Father told me that when I was 65 years old we may hear about its disposition. I have heard nothing to rely upon. The deeds of this estate Father brought to Utah. I have seen and handled them. I am told my Uncle John took them to England many years ago and perhaps left them in this Chancery office. Uncle John found relatives working in this office, but they were not interested in him when they found he came from Utah. This information may or may not be of value to the decedents In their work along genealogical lines.

Richard Charles Watkins

Ruth HAMLIN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 4 Nov 1792 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 1 on 25 Nov 1792 in Clevedon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She died on 21 Apr 1871 in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was buried in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Ruth married 2 Richard WATKINS on 26 Dec 1815 in St James, Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

Ruth was counted in a census 3 in 1841 in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
BARTLETT, James Jr

RUTH HAMBLIN WATKINS' CONVERSION TO THE L.D.S. CHURCH

She had been deaf for three years when the Elders came to her home and asked if they might use her home for holding a meeting. After explaining who they were and that they had a message for the people, she said yes she liked anything that was good and would open her doors and invited the neighbors to hear what they had to say. They asked her to take a front seat; because of her deafness, they thought she might be able to hear some of their talk. After the meeting was over, the Elders asked her if she had heard any of it, and she said, "I have heard every word distinctly," and asked for baptism. Her husband was afflicted with paralysis and was forced to use crutches, and when he was converted and asked for baptism, the Elders told him that he could not expect to be healed and made well unless he had sufficient faith; so when he was ready for baptism, they ordained Ruth Hamblin's son an Elder. He was by a former husband named Richard Watkins, my great-grandfather so he would be able to help in the baptism because of ____ condition. After the baptism, they brought him his crutches. He walked out of the water and all the way home without the aid of anyone or the crutches. Next morning he walked down to his shop; he was a cooper by trade. He made a bucket and carried it in his hands and swung it around and declared to all the people that he had been healed by the power of the Lord and through his faith. Through this testimony many people in England were converted to the Church.

Scanned and edited by David Cook and Sherrie Markman, Sept 1998.

CENSUS: Ruth Bartlett age 40, husband James Bartlett age 35. Children: John Watkins age 12, Thomas [Henry] Watkins age 10 and Charles Watkins age 9.

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah Ann WATKINS was born on 1 Jun 1817. She died on 8 Sep 1859.
  F ii Mary Ann WATKINS was born in BET 20 APR 1820 AND 1827. She died on 2 Aug 1892.
  M iii
Charles Frederick WATKINS was born in Feb 1822 in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 7 Nov 1822.
  M iv
Edward Charles WATKINS was born in Sep 1824 in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 4 Oct 1824. He was buried 1 on 13 Feb 1825 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Eliza Maria WATKINS was born on 25 Nov 1825 in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 25 Jun 1826. She died on 10 Sep 1837.
  M vi Edward John WATKINS was born on 4 Mar 1829. He died on 19 Oct 1895.
  M vii Henry Thomas WATKINS was born on 5 Jan 1831. He died on 17 Sep 1905.
  M viii Charles Frederick WATKINS was born on 10 Oct 1832. He died on 12 Nov 1904.

William LAWRENCE Jr [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 23 Dec 1795 in Ashcott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 16 Jan 1796 in Ashcott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 6 Aug 1867 in Street, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 10 Aug 1867 in Street, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. William married 4 Hester WHITNELL on 17 Mar 1818 in Ashcott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

Hester WHITNELL [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 11 May 1799 in Ashcott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 1 on 16 Jun 1799 in Ashcott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She died on 17 Sep 1883 in Street, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 22 Sep 1883 in Street, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Hester married 3 William LAWRENCE Jr on 17 Mar 1818 in Ashcott, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
William LAWRENCE III was born 1 on 5 Apr 1820 in Ashcott, Street, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 18 Dec 1842.
  M ii Thomas LAWRENCE was born on 4 Jun 1822. He died in 1918.
  M iii
John LAWRENCE was born on 5 Mar 1824 in Ashcott, Street, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died on 30 Sep 1831.
  M iv James LAWRENCE was born on 30 Sep 1826. He died on 17 Feb 1908.
  M v Henry LAWRENCE was born on 13 Sep 1829. He died on 24 Jan 1911.
  F vi Elizabeth LAWRENCE was born in 6 APR 1831–2. She died on 22 Feb 1886.
  M vii John LAWRENCE was born on 2 Jun 1834. He died on 5 May 1911.
  M viii Joseph LAWRENCE was born on 23 Oct 1836. He died on 8 Dec 1909.
  M ix Samuel LAWRENCE was born on 9 Oct 1841.

James Cooper THOMAS. James married 1 Hester Alice WATKINS on 1 May 1882.

Hester Alice WATKINS [Parents] was born on 19 Sep 1865 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 24 Apr 1946. Hester married 1 James Cooper THOMAS on 1 May 1882.

Other marriages:
NAISBITT, Frederick Charles


Frederick Charles NAISBITT was born on 30 Jul 1858 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 7 Mar 1936 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Frederick married 1 Hester Alice WATKINS about 1890.

Hester Alice WATKINS [Parents] was born on 19 Sep 1865 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 24 Apr 1946. Hester married 1 Frederick Charles NAISBITT about 1890.

Other marriages:
THOMAS, James Cooper


Franklin Richard WATKINS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 18 Mar 1868 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 28 Jul 1933 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 1 Aug 1933 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Franklin married Hannah Elizabeth NEWMAN on 1 Oct 1890 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Hannah Elizabeth NEWMAN was born on 20 Apr 1868 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 29 Jun 1952. She was buried on 2 Jul 1952 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Hannah married Franklin Richard WATKINS on 1 Oct 1890 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.


Thomas DOXEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 11 Apr 1868 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 1 on 23 Oct 1939 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 25 Oct 1939. Thomas married Bessie Ada Ellen WATKINS on 30 Apr 1890 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Thomas worked 2 as Foreman of Streets in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Bessie Ada Ellen WATKINS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 12 Sep 1871 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 6 Nov 1957 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. She was buried on 9 Nov 1957 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Bessie married Thomas DOXEY on 30 Apr 1890 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.


Thomas DOXEY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 5 Apr 1801 in Wirksworth, Middleton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 10 Apr 1801 in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 19 Nov 1849 in St Alkmund, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried in St Alkmund, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Susannah BREARLEY on 30 Jun 1822 in St Alkmund, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas worked 3 as House Painter & Artist.

Susannah BREARLEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 5 Jul 1802 in Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 10 Jul 1802 in Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 2 Dec 1867 in Markeaton Street, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. Susannah married Thomas DOXEY on 30 Jun 1822 in St Alkmund, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary DOXEY was born on 21 Oct 1822. She died on 25 Aug 1888.
  F ii Ann DOXEY was born on 18 Nov 1824. She died on 16 Apr 1882.
  F iii
Maria DOXEY was born on 16 Feb 1827 in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 1 Aug 1830.
  M iv Thomas DOXEY was born on 27 Mar 1829. He died on 25 Mar 1903.
  M v
David DOXEY was born on 8 Sep 1831 in All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 30 Oct 1831. He died on 30 Sep 1868.
  F vi
Jane DOXEY was born on 16 Dec 1833 in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 5 Nov 1919.
  M vii
Samuel DOXEY was christened on 25 Jun 1837 in St Peter, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 9 Apr 1841.
  F viii Harriet DOXEY was born on 24 Mar 1839. She died on 8 May 1868.
  M ix
Samuel DOXEY was born on 5 Sep 1844 in Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 19 Mar 1917.

John HUNT was born in 1794 in Hull, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 1 Mary DANBY on 3 Jul 1828 in St Mary Woolnot, London, London, England, United Kingdom.

Parents are possibly John Hunt and Sarah of South Cave, Yorkshire or maybe the John from York, Yorkshire born 1802 or John from Middlesex 1802.

Mary DANBY [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1, 2 on 14 Jun 1796 in Etton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 21 Aug 1853 in On The Plains, Nebraska, United States. She was buried on 21 Aug 1853 in On The Plains, Nebraska, United States. Mary married 3 John HUNT on 3 Jul 1828 in St Mary Woolnot, London, London, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thomas HUNT Twin was born on 3 Feb 1829 in Etton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 on 6 Feb 1829 in Etton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
John Danby HUNT Twin was born on 3 Feb 1829 in Etton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 on 10 Feb 1829 in Etton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii Ann Elizabeth HUNT was born on 20 Dec 1830. She died on 14 May 1873.
  F iv Mary HUNT was born on 28 Apr 1835. She died on 19 Apr 1913.

Alma Thomas DOXEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 14 Jul 1854 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 29 Feb 1932 in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States. Alma married Leonora Luella EATON on 23 Jun 1880 in St George, Washington, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
, Jane Eliza

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.847
DOXEY, ALMA T. (son of Thomas Doxey and Ann Elizabeth Hunt). Born July 14, 1854, Salt Lake City.

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.847

Married Leonora L. Eaton June 23, 1880, St. George, Utah (daughter of John S. Eaton and Emily Ann Robins), who was born May 31, 1864, Scipio, Utah. Their children: Alma T. b. Feb. 5, 1882, m. Orpha Gould Oct. 28, 1901; Bella b. Sept. 2, 1884, d. Dec. 20, 1890; John Riley b. Nov. 22, 1886, d. Jan. 1, 1890; Ray Eaton b. June 18, 1890, d. May 31, 1907; Myrtle b. July 5, 1892; Leo Samuel b. May 9, 1895; Nora Eva b. March 31, 1897; Paul Dee b. Jan. 8, 1899.

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.847

Lived at Ogden until 1876; moved to Arizona, settling on Little Colorado river at Sunset, later at St. Johns; returned to Ogden 1890. Missionary to Australia 1894. Member high council in St. Johns (Ariz.) Stake.

Leonora Luella EATON was born on 31 May 1864 in Scipio, Millard, Utah, United States. She died on 18 Sep 1947 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Leonora married Alma Thomas DOXEY on 23 Jun 1880 in St George, Washington, Utah, United States.

648. Doxey, Luella Eaton, 1864–
Autobiography (1864–1889)
Davis Bitton, Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies (1977), p.91 Autobiography (1864–1889)
Typescript. 10 pp. UHi [Ut St Hist Soc] (Man A 282) Davis Bitton, Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies (1977), p.91 Born in Scipio, Utah, 1864. Moved with parents to Arizona, 1878. Lived in Sunset United Order. Married Alma Thomas Doxey, 1880. Moved to St. Johns, Arizona, 1881. Hardships. Experiences with Indians. Moved to Ogden, Utah, 1889.

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