Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Thomas DOXEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 27 Mar 1829 in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 3 May 1829 in All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 25 Mar 1903 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 28 Mar 1903. Thomas married Mary RHODES on 26 Feb 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
ALLEN, Ann
ELEY, Elisabeth
HUNT, Ann Elizabeth

Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.847
DOXEY, THOMAS (son of Thomas Doxey, born October, 1801, and Susannah Brearly, who was born June 5, 1802, at Derby, Eng., married July 6, 1821). He was born March 27, 1829, In Derby. Came to Utah 1853, Appleton Harmon company.
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.847
Married Ann Elizabeth Hunt July 10, 1853, Council Bluffs, Iowa (daughter of John Hunt and Mary Danby), who was born Dec. 20, 1830, and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Alma T. b. July 14, 1854, m. Leonora L. Eaton June 23, 1880; Mary Ann b. Aug. 28, 1856, m. Joseph H. Watkins April 30, 1879; David Hunt b. June 13, 1858, m. Ann E. Clark Oct. 31, 1889, d. Nov. 2, 1910; Moroni Hunt b. Aug. 13, 1860, m. Olive J. Riley June 11, 1887, d. Dec. 6, 1903; Jane b. Nov. 27, 1863, d. Aug. 10, 1865; Samuel b. Feb. 17, 1866, d. Feb. 8, 1907; m. Margret N. Moyes Aug. 31, 1898; Thomas b. April 11, 1868, m. Bessie A. E. Watkins April 30, 1889. Family resided Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah.
Married Mary Rhodes Feb. 26, 1872, at Salt Lake City (daughter of George Rhodes and Alice Mellor), who was born Sept. 11, 1850, St. Louis, Mo. Their children: James b. Aug. 15, 1873, d. March 24, 1894; Ellen Mellor b. Sept. 26, 1875, m. Nels Sorensen Oct. 10, 1895; Rosetta b. Jan. 7, 1878, m. Wallace Fife Nov. 22, 1899; John b. Oct. 14, 1879, m. Loretta Bingham May 10, 1899; Mary Alice b. Nov. 16, 1881, m. Henry A. Hill Jan. 7, 1902; George R. b. Dec. 22, 1883, m. Chloe Woods Nov. 23, 1910; Albert b. Dec. 2, 1885, m. Minnie Baird Jan. 1, 1905; William R. b. Aug. 14, 1888, d. Jan. 2, 1890; Clara b. Nov. 7, 1890; Susannah B. b. June 1, 1893, m. Fredrick Paul Nisbitt Jan. 22, 1913. Family home, Ogden.
City watermaster 15 years; road supervisor 1888; member State Irrigation association 1895. Captain in Nauvoo Legion. Second counselor to Bishop Robert McQuarrie 1879; member Weber state high council; superintendent 2d ward Sunday school. Member city council. Farmer.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 2, p.761 Doxey, Thomas, a High Councilor in the Weber Stake of Zion, was born March 27, 1829, at Derby, Derbyshire, England, the son of Thomas Doxey and Susannah Brearley. He was baptized May 8, 1850, by Joseph Hall, in Derby; was ordained a Deacon March 16, 1851, by Jacob Gates; ordained a Teacher Feb. 17, 1852, in Derby; emigrated to Utah in 1853; was ordained a Seventy Feb. 12, 1854, by John Back; located at Ogden in 1855; served as clerk and recorder in the Ogden Second Ward from 1856 to 1858; labored as a Ward teacher from 1856 to 1879; was set apart as one of the presidents of the 60th quorum of Seventy Feb. 11, 1859, by Lyman A. Shurtliff; ordained a High Priest and set apart as a High Councilor in the Weber Stake March 19, 1870, by Geo. Q. Cannon, and was set apart as second counselor to Bishop Robt. McQuarrie in 1879. Bro. Doxey served as water master for Ogden City from 1870 to 1883; was appointed a councilman for the second municipal ward, Ogden, in 1882; served as superintendent of the Ogden Second Ward Sunday School from 1867 to 1881; was set apart as first counselor to Bishop Robt. McQuarrie July 6, 1884, and served thus till 1889.
He was appointed an alternate High Councilor Jan. 19, 1890, and became a regular member of that body July 18, 1892. Bro. Doxey died in Ogden, March 25, 1903.[p.762]

The following account was apparently prepared from a personal interview with Thomas Doxey. The interviews took place after 1894, the year "James died" and before 1902 when the book in which it appears was printed:


THOMAS DOXEY. Like the "Forty-niners," the "Early Settlers" of Utah are rapidly passing away, and it is a most interesting thing to meet and converse with one who has seen this country through all its various stages of progression, from an undeveloped wilderness to a land teeming with agricultural and mineral wealth.

Mr. Doxey came to Utah while it was yet in its wild stage, and he himself a young man. He is a native of England, his birthplace having been in the town of Derby, in Derbyshire, where he first saw the light of day on March 27, 1829. His parents were Thomas and Susannah (Brearley) Doxey, both natives of Derbyshire. After completing his schooling, our subject served an apprenticeship in the silk mills of his town, where he learned the silk twisting business. In 1850, he became a member of the Mormon Church. After his conversion, he spent about three years as a teacher in the Sunday School, part of which time he was superintendent and held various offices.

On March 28, 1853, he severed his connection with his old life and took passage on the ship Falcon, at Liverpool, being one of a company of several hundred converts to the Mormon religion who were bound for Utah. They were on the ocean seven weeks and two days, landing in New Orleans, and after reaching Winter Quarters crossed the plains in the company under Captain Harmon. Everything went well until they reached Green River, Wyoming, when they ran out of provisions, and the Captain called for a company of volunteers who would come on foot to Salt Lake City and report the condition of affairs to President Brigham Young. Mr. Doxey was one of these volunteers, with twelve others, and they arrived in Salt Lake on October 5th, eleven days in advance of the rest of the company who had been coming forward as fast as their limited rations- would allow, and were met by the relief force sent out by President Young.

Upon arriving in Utah, Mr. Doxey went to work in the Red Butte stone quarry, getting out rocks for the temple, making his home in the Twentieth Ward, where he bought a lot from Brigham Young, and built a small adobe house on a part of Brigham Young's new survey. He remained in the quarries until the spring of 1855, at which time public work had to be abandoned on account of the grasshoppers destroying all the crops and causing a great deal of suffering on account of scarcity of food. Our subject came to Ogden in June of that year and made his home in the Second Ward, doing anything he could find in order to make a livelihood. He cleared off a small piece of land on the Ogden river, where he put in some crops in 1858, but had to abandon it during the general move south, caused by the entrance into the territory of Johnston's army. Mr. Doxey went to Spanish Fork, and while there made adobe bricks. When the army went into winter quarters at Camp Floyd, Mr. Doxey went there and continued the adobe making, which he sold to the government for building the soldiers' quarters, and in this way was able to get on his feet again, financially, and after making some necessary purchases went back to Spanish Fork, where he secured an outfit and returned from there to his Ogden home, and once more began the cultivation of his land, trading it a little later for a farm at the forks of the Ogden and Weber rivers. This land also had to be cleared, being covered with a dense growth of willows, and box elder and cottonwood trees, some of them measuring two feet in diameter. However, he persevered, and finally had a good farm. In the course of time, the Weber river changed its course, and this resulted in ruining the farm, and Mr. Doxey was compelled to buy more land, buying his present place, which adjoins the old place. He now owns twenty acres, part of which is in Ogden City. He has followed general farming, fruit and vegetable raising, and has been very successful, marketing his produce at a good price.

For thirteen years he served as water master for the Weber canal, assisted in making many of the canals, and stood shoulder to shoulder with the civil and religious authorities in developing the country. He was also for many years assistant deputy road supervisor and poll tax collector, both before and after the California emigrants were going through, assisting Chas. Welch, who was road supervisor and poll tax collector. In the Nauvoo Legion, he held the rank of captain, being elected November 18, 1865, in Company D, Second Battalion Infantry, First Regiment, First Brigade, and under Major Monroe took part in the Echo canyon campaign, his company being the first to go out of Weber county. He went with his regiment as far as Soda Springs to meet Johnston's army, and on returning was again sent to Echo canyon where they remained until snow fell.

In political life, he was for part of one term city councilman, and in the early days served fourteen years as special policeman, and took an active part in developing the country in general.

He has also been very active in church matters, being presiding teacher and recorder of the ward for twenty-five years. In 1853, he was ordained a member of the Thirty-ninth Quorum, being ordained one of the presidents of the sixtieth quorum of seventies of Ogden in 1859. He was ordained a high priest on March 19, 1879, and set apart as a member of the high council, Weber Stake of Zion. January 19, 1879, was appointed second counselor to Bishop Robert McQuarrie, of the Second Ward, Ogden, holding that position, until 1884, when he became first counselor and remained in the bishopric until he moved onto his farm in 1889. He was a teacher in the Ogden Sunday School from the time of its organization, and was for thirteen years superintendent of the Second Ward Sunday School. In the spring of 1890, after having moved to his farm, he was appointed alternate in the high council, and on July 2, 1892, became a regular member, still holding that position. He has been connected with all the interests of the county, both religiously and politically, and still retains much of his interest, acting whenever his health will permit, as a missionary throughout the county.

Mr. Doxey has been married a number of times. He lost two wives in England, through sickness, neither of whom had any children. In 1853, he married at Council Bluffs, Ann Elizabeth Hunt, a daughter of John and Mary (Danby) Hunt. Her mother died on the plains enroute to Utah. She was a native of Hull, England, and died in 1873, leaving a family of six children, all of whom are now married and living. They are: Alma Thomas; Mary Ann, wife of Joseph H. Watkins; David Hunt; Maroni H.; Samuel, for several years principal of the Washington school in Salt Lake City, but now superintendent of manual training in the Salt Lake City schools; Thomas, Jr. his present wife is Mary Rhoades, the daughter of George and Alice (Woolstenhume) Rhoads. Her father died in St. Louis in 1852, from sun stroke, and her mother remarried to Thomas Hill, who raised Mrs. Doxey from infancy. She has borne him ten children, eight of whom are living: James died in 1894, at the age of twenty-one years; Ellen Mellor, now the wife of Nels Sorensen; Rosetta, wife of Wallace Fife; John married Loretta Bingham; Mary Alice, wife of Henry A. Hill, Jr.; George Rhoades; Albert; William, died in 1890, at the age of two years; Clara; Susannah Brearley.

Portrait, Genealogical and Biographical Record of the State of Utah, (Printed by National Historical Record Co., Chicago, 1902) pp. 196-197.


The Ogden Standard, Thirty Third Year, No. 72
THOMAS_DOXEY DEAD
HE SUCCUMBS AFTER AN ILLNESS OF OVER TWO YEARS STARTING FROM AN ATTACK OF APPENDICITIS.

He Was Born in Derbyshire, England,
and Came to Weber County In 1852
-He Was the Father of Prof. Sam­uel Doxey of the Salt take City Schools.

'Thomas Doxey, a pioneer and old resi­dent of Weber county, died at 12 o'clock today of a complication of diseases at, his residence on West 21st street. He has been ill for over two years. His sick­ness first starting from an attack of appendicitis. No arrangements have as yet been made as to the funeral but it is probable that it will be held Sunday.
Mr. Doxey was a pioneer in Weber county and came to this section In 1852. He was born in Derbyshire, England and would have been 74 years f age if he had lived until Friday. He was the father of eighteen children, fifteen of whom are still living and are residents of Ogden and Weber county, with the exception of Prof. Samuel Doxey formerly one of the principals of the Ogden schools, but now a principal in the city schools at Salt Lake city.

DEATH: Illness of over two years brought on by an attack of appendicitis.

Mary RHODES was born 1 on 11 Sep 1850 in St. Louis City, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. She died 2 on 28 Oct 1937 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 31 Oct 1937 in Ogden City Cemetery, Plot: B-1-26-2E, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Mary married Thomas DOXEY on 26 Feb 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
James DOXEY was born on 15 Aug 1873 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 24 Mar 1894 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried in 1894 in Ogden City Cemetery, Plot: B-1-26-5W, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
  F ii
Ellen Mellor DOXEY was born on 26 Sep 1875 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 20 Apr 1945 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 24 Apr 1945 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
  F iii
Rosetta DOXEY was born on 7 Jan 1878 in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States. She died on 9 May 1965 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. She was buried on 13 May 1965 in Lewisville Cemetery, Plot: Block 2, Lot 40, Plot 3, Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.
  M iv
John DOXEY was born on 14 Oct 1879. He died on 24 Jun 1955 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 27 Jun 1955 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
  F v
Mary Alice DOXEY was born on 16 Nov 1881 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was christened on 5 Jan 1882 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 26 Mar 1948 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 30 Mar 1948 in Ogden City Cemetery, Plot: Q-0-89-5E, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
  M vi
George Rhodes DOXEY SR was born on 22 Dec 1883 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 8 Mar 1968 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 12 Mar 1968 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
  M vii
Albert Rhodes DOXEY was born on 2 Dec 1885 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 16 Nov 1918 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah.
  M viii
William Rhodes DOXEY was born on 14 Aug 1888 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 2 Jan 1890 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.
  F ix
Clara Rhodes DOXEY was born on 7 Nov 1890 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 5 Jun 1974 in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. She was buried in Jun 1974 in Marion Cemetery, Marion, Summit, Utah, United States.
  F x
Susanna Brearley DOXEY was born on 1 Jun 1893 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 1 Jan 1988 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 5 Jan 1988 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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.


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 Jane Eliza on 27 Jun 1917.

Other marriages:
EATON, Leonora Luella

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.

Jane Eliza was born on 12 Nov 1866 in Eden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 22 Jul 1953. She was buried on 25 Jul 1953 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Jane married Alma Thomas DOXEY on 27 Jun 1917.

Jane worked as Servant in Jun 1900 in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States.


David Hunt DOXEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 13 Jun 1858 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 7 Nov 1934 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried in Nov 1934. David married 1 Ann Elizabeth CLARK on 31 Oct 1889 in St George, Washington, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
CLARK, Alfaraia

Ann Elizabeth CLARK [scrapbook] was born on 25 Nov 1867 in St George, Washington, Utah, United States. She died on 2 Nov 1910 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 4 Nov 1910 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Ann married 1 David Hunt DOXEY on 31 Oct 1889 in St George, Washington, Utah, United States.


David Hunt DOXEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 13 Jun 1858 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 7 Nov 1934 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried in Nov 1934. David married 1 Alfaraia CLARK on 14 Nov 1920 in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States.

Other marriages:
CLARK, Ann Elizabeth

Alfaraia CLARK was born on 28 Nov 1858 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 21 Sep 1946 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 24 Sep 1946 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Alfaraia married 1 David Hunt DOXEY on 14 Nov 1920 in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States.


Moroni Hunt DOXEY [Parents] was born on 13 Aug 1860 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 29 Jul 1951 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 1 Aug 1951. Moroni married Olive Jane RILEY on 9 Jun 1886 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

MORONI H. DOXEY

MORONI H. DOXEY was born August 13, 1860 at 147-27th Street, Ogden, Utah, to Thomas Doxey and Ann Elizabeth Hunt Doxey. He was the fourth child in a family of seven children. His birthplace at 147-27th Street is a little log house that is still standing, although it is over 100 years old. The house is still owned by his family.
His entire life was spent in the Second Ward living in it 91 years lacking two weeks. Ron, as he was known, was blessed June 5, 1862 and baptized November 4, 1869 in the Weber River by Charles Welch and was confirmed November 4, 1869 by Robert McQuarrie.
The First school he attended was on Lincoln Avenue in the rear of 2760. It was known as the poor lot and consisted of a one room adobe house with a dirt floor. It was heated by a large stove located in the back of the room. The teacher was a man by the name of Leavitt. Mr. Leavitt cooked corn on the stove and ate it during school hours. The pupils worked. in his garden for which they received school credit for their work. They had no blackboards and wooden benches were used for seats.
Another school he attended was on the four hundred block of 24th Street where the Old Court House later stood. A Mrs. Wilson was the teacher here. His next school was located where the Elk s Club now is on Grant and 25th Street. There was a large spring nearby where the Old Brown Ice Cream Company was located later. It is Swift s Ice Cream Company now. Grant Avenue was first named Spring Street after this Spring. The School children used to get their drinking water from the spring. The place where the City Hall Square is now was also very swampy. The Grant School was taught by L. F. Moench a wonder teacher. We do not know how long Ron went to school but it was not for long.
We have heard him tell of going to St. George to herd cows, for his Uncle Lorenzo Clark. Here he was frightened by Indians that seemed to come toward him. Another story that he told about his St. George adventures was of being out on the hills when a flock of sand cranes come into the field. He tried to drive them back. An Indian, on a beautiful horse came and told him not to do that, because the sand. cranes would turn on him and kill him. He gathered his cattle and hurried away. One time when he was herding the cattle he got lost. An Indian found him and took him to Aunt Mary Clark's place. He said if you were good to Indian they would be your friend.
When Ron was a boy of nine he helped his father grade the roadbed for the first Transcontinental Railroad between 28th Street and the Union Station on Wall Avenue. He drove the horses and wagon.
At twelve years of age he aided the men in obtaining rocks from Ogden Canyon for the foundation of the Second Ward Chapel. There was swampy land where the building was erected and they had to fill up the swamp with big rocks before they could start. Water still comes into the basement of the building today. However, a number of years ago Bishop Simmons was talking with Father about this water and Father suggested they put a pump on it and use the water to water the lawn. This was done and that is the way the lawn is watered today. When it is not being used the surplus water goes into the sewer. The Second Ward Chapel was finished in 1856. However later about 1900, the the back of the building was added on and Father's brother Samuel was the architect for it.
Father was a ward teacher for 59 years but he worked on Sundays so was unable to do much else in the church.
On May 10, 1869 when Moroni was 9 years of age the first train came into Ogden. He was the water boy for the men working on the tracks. As the train came in the engineer blew the whistle. Father did not move, but most of the people ran as fast as they could frightened to death. The engineer said, "Boy you will be a railroader when you grow up." This prediction came true. He entered the service of the Union Pacific in August 1881, as a trucker, at the Ogden Freight Station, and in January of 1891 became check clerk for the Southern Pacific. In November, 1907 he changed to the Oregon Shortline. In July 1918 he was transfered. to Town Track Clerk and remained in that capacity until retired on September 1st, 1930, having reached 70 years of age. He had worked for the railroads for 49 years and ten months of continuous service.
His mother had passed away when he was twelve years of age. His Father married Mary Roades Burt shortly before the death of Ron s mother. He lived with his father and Aunt Mary Doxey until he married. On June 9, 1886 at the age of 26 he married his childhood sweetheart, Olive Jane Riley, in the Logan Temple. They had a reception at 173 27th Street, the Riley Home. Moroni and Jane had worked together to get a home of their own. before they married. This home was established at 367-27th Street. They lived their entire live in this home and their daughter Ethel still lives in. it. Each were buried from this home with services in. the Second Ward. Jane passed away December 6, 1903 leaving five small children, Olive, Irma, Ethel, Willard. and Elwood Doxey.
When Jane passed away her oldest sister, Mary Ann Riley (Annie to Us) with Grandpa Riley moved into our home and with Father took care of the children. Grandpa Riley lived with us but in 1905 he passed away too. Grandmother Riley had passed away in June of 1903, the same year Jane died.
After seventeen years of widowhood, Moroni married Elizabeth Thompson in the Salt Lake Temple June 9, 1920. They lived together for. 12 years. She passed away January 23 1932.
Moroni H. Doxey was honored at the Second Ward's Father Day Services in 1949. He was the oldest member of the Ward and had lived in the ward, about 91 years. At this meeting he spoke of the history of the ward, the different bishops c the ward who had advanced to much higher position in the church
He was an active worker in the ward all his life. A week prior to his death he prayed at the funeral of Mrs. Ann Oakden. He had been her wardteacher for thirty years.
It was said he could remember the principles and history of the church and could discuss them with anyone. He seldom missed a Sacrament meeting. He had heard every President of the Church speak from Brigham Young to David O. McKay.
Moroni H. Doxey passed away July 29, 1951. Services were held from his beloved Second Ward, August 1,1951.
Moroni was an Honorary member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.

This Story written by a daughter Irma
(Read in Camp 0 February 17, 1961
by daughter Ethel.)

Olive Jane RILEY. Olive married Moroni Hunt DOXEY on 9 Jun 1886 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.


Samuel B DOXEY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 17 Feb 1866 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 8 Feb 1907 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was buried on 11 Feb 1907. Samuel married 1 Margaret Naomi MOYES on 31 Aug 1898 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

DEATH: Died as result of epileptic fit.

Margaret Naomi MOYES was born on 20 Aug 1879 in Marriott, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 22 Mar 1929 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She was buried on 22 Mar 1929 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Margaret married 1 Samuel B DOXEY on 31 Aug 1898 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.


Henry ORAM was born 1 in 1792 in Keymer, Sussex, England, Great Britain. He died on 16 Jun 1865 in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Henry married 2 Jane PACKHAM "Jenny" on 1 Aug 1818 in Keymer, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Henry was counted in a census 3 in 1851 in Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He was counted in a census 4 in 1861 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Subject: Oram surname in Sussex
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 16:37:29 +0100
From: "Raymond E. Oram"
To:

3xgt.grandfather James Oram lived in Brighton with his wife Lucy nee Bishop ( who was born in Piddinghoe c.1798.)
I am trying to find out where and when James was born, with little success.
Any help would be appreciated.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Ray Oram.
37, Market Street,
Wesham, Kirkham,
Nr. Preston, Lancs.
PR4 3AY
England

The following is from a fax cover page from a Martin Oram in the Lake District in the North of England:

Dear Tim,

Here is the family tree. The early Orams all lived in Keymer which is near Brighton on the coast of Sussex. They then moved North to the Tonbridge area. What we wonder is which Viking invasion did they come from? We have found two villages in Denmark both called ORUM.

Hope we can link our families up and then you can help with the ______ William.

best wishes
Martin Orrom

The following is an email:

Subject:
Re: The Orrom tree
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 10:24:42 +0100
From: Martin Orrom m02ydp00@cwcom.net
Reply-To: martin.orrom@cwcom.net
To: Tim Farr tf@srjh.emery.k12.ut.us

Dear Tim Farr,
We are researching our tree and it starts with William Oram who was married to Sarah, moved into Keymer parish and had a large family from 1716. In 1790 Edward was born and changed the spelling to Orrom and we have a fairly complete tree from then. If you are interested in our details I shall be glad to share them with you . Should you have any advice for us on how to go further back from William (died 25 April 1762)  we would be very grateful. We live in the Lake District which makes local studies difficult...
Yours Martin Orrom

The following is an email:

Dear Tim,
We live in the Lake District in the North of England. It will be easiest to fax to your works so I'll do that after checking my corrections. I started researching my tree just over a year ago and quickly made contact with Howard Orrom who turned out to be a second cousin. Contact was made by writing to all the Orroms in UK telephone directories: there  were only about 9 others outside my immediate family. So between us we have found relations in Canada and New Zealand.You are the first in the States...
best wishes           Martin.

In Reply to: ORAM HENRY 1801 ENG posted by RUSSELL MCLENDON on February 18, 1999 at 19:51:25:

If you haven't already looked at these it might be worth while. The IGI for Sussex has a Henry Oram marrying a Jane Packham 1 Aug 1818 at Keymer which sounds possible given faulty transcription. The Batch Film No is 7511839 serial 71. Perhaps the film might help. There is also Henry b Haywards Heath 1801 relative James G Oram Film 0183473 and also a Henry so Thomas & Eliza b 08 Mar 1807 at Cuckfield Film No 0447998. (these are births not christenings)The same film contains info re the Marriage of the latters father Thomas, to Eliza about 1775.

Subject:
Re: Oram surname in Sussex
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 14:39:45 +0100
From:"Ray Oram" oramre@globalnet.co.uk
To:"Tim Farr" tf@srjh.emery.k12.ut.us
References: 1 , 2

Hello Tim,

Sorry to be so late in replying.  I have recently spent a long period in hospital and now I am trying hard to catch up with my mail.

There may possibly be a connection between my James and the Henry you mention, but I have no evidence to prove it. If he married about 1822 and assuming he was about the same age as Lucy, then James would have been born c.1798, but this is pure guesswork.

The area around Tonbridge seems to be a likely location as Jame's wife Lucy Bishop came from the village of Piddinghoe which is not far from there.

Arundel is another place where James and Lucy lived and where 3 of their children were born.

Their children were:

Richard Alfred (my 2xgt.grandfather) born Brighton 1823.
Walter William born Arundel 1826.
Charles Thomas born Arundel 1828.
Edwin born Arundel 1830.
Frederick Aaron born Brighton 1832.
Louisa Ann Mary born Islington, MDX 1841.

Apart from this, I know nothing of previous generations.

About variations in spelling, in the 1891 census Richard Alfred's surname was given as Orram.

Hope you can find something of interest in the above.

Ray Oram.

CENSUS: Father-in-law age 69.

Jane "Jenny" PACKHAM [Parents] was christened 1 on 13 Sep 1789 in Bolney, Sussex, England, Great Britain. Jenny married 2 Henry ORAM on 1 Aug 1818 in Keymer, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Marriage Banns

They had the following children.

  F i
Sarah ORAM was christened on 8 Nov 1818 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Phoebe ORAM was christened on 21 Jan 1821.
  F iii
Mary ORAM was christened on 20 Jul 1823 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv Henry Richard ORAM was born on 10 Mar 1828. He died on 13 Jun 1861.
  M v James ORAM was christened on 19 Jun 1831.

Richard BERRY [scrapbook] was born on 27 May 1798 in Framfield, Sussex, England, Great Britain. He was christened 1 on 31 May 1798 in Mayfield, Sussex, England, Great Britain. He died on 28 Feb 1888 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 5 Mar 1888 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Richard married 3, 4 Sarah RANDALL on 18 Jul 1830 in Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Richard resided 5 in 1841 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He resided 6 in 1851 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He resided 7 in 1861 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Sarah RANDALL [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 26 Mar 1809 in Twineham, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2, 3 on 20 Aug 1866 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 4, 5 Richard BERRY on 18 Jul 1830 in Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Sarah resided 6 in 1841 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She resided 7 in 1851 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She resided 8 in 1861 in Cuckfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
SMITH, John
UNKNOWN,

I don't believe that we know who the birth father of Sarah's daughter Sarah Smith Berry because she was born illegitimate as Sarah Smith and then took the last name of Berry after her mother married Richard Berry. Her mother's first husband, John Smith, died one day before their son Peter was born and thus couldn't be the father of Sarah Smith Berry..

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah Smith BERRY was born on 12 Dec 1828. She died on 30 Aug 1881.

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