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Richard Thomas Berrett
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1840
Steeple Ashton
Wiltshire, England
Death: Jul. 15, 1922
Weber County
Utah, USA

Ogden Standard Examiner July 23, 1922

Richard T. Berrett One of Settlers and Builders of Community.
The funeral of Richard Thomas Berrett was held on Monday last from the North Ogden ward chapel at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Bishop Frederick Barker officiated and the interment was in the North Ogden Cemetery.

Richard T. Berrett, seventh children of Robert and Sarah Griffin Berrett was born January 4, 1840, at Steeple, Ashton, Wilshsire, England. He parents joined the Latter-day Saints church when he was seven years old and two years later, February 6, 1849, sailed from Liverpool for Utah on the ship Ashland. After a voyage of 11 weeks they arrived at New Orleans about the last of April, 1849. They preceded. up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Cholera raged among the company and its toil included Richard's mother, his sister, Rhoda, his brother, Edward, and his uncle James.

The remainder of the family outfitted at Omaha and on July 14, 1849 started for the valley in Apostle George A. Smith's company. They arrived in Salt Lake City on October 28, 1849. They spent the winter of 1859-50 in Salt Lake City and the next year moved to Farr's Fort at Ogden.
sister Spring of 1855 the family moved to North Ogden, where Mr. Berrett had resided until his death. He entered into activities of the settlement in its development. He assisted in the digging of the North Ogden canal, Rice creek and Cold Water, the in its irrigation projects of the T own. He fought the grasshoppers, trying the save the crop sin 1855 and passed through the "starving time" of the winter of 1855-56.

Mr. Berrett was called out during the Johnson army episode of 1857 and 1858 by Governor Young. In the capacity of territorial militiaman he served in Marsh Valley, Curlew valley and Echo canyon. He participated in the "move south" in May and went as far south as Spanish Fork and remained there until the trouble had been adjusted through the work of Colonel Kane. On New Year's day 1860, he married Mary Ann Nuns, who had crossed the plains as a "hand carrier, " and afterwards kept house for is father. From this marriage came the following children: Mary Ann, Susan, Sarah, Rose E., Richard E., George A., Arthur H. and Alice.

Mr. Berrett lost his wife in 1872 and on February 14, 1878 married Annie E. Toone, daughter of Edward Toone and Caroline Jackson. From this marriage came the following children:, Emily L., Albert Edward, Thomas Francis, Walter Herbert, Orson T., Earl R., and Edna.
In 1861 he was ill for a long time with fever from the effects of which he never completely recovered. He was present at the driving of the golden spike at Promontory which completed the Pacific railroads In 1869 and he also assisted in the building of Utah Central in 1869 and 1870 and later worked on the Utah Northern. He did his share in building roads, bridges, school houses, churches, canals and in fighting the Indians and all other work characteristic of pioneer life. He was one of the early constables of the community and held various other civic and ecclesiastical positions which honor and credit. he assisted in the immigration of the poorer converts by the donations of supplies and teams to go back to the Missouri river.

He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of which he was a high priest in the Ogden Stake.
His death occurred July 15, 1922 at the age of 82 years. His posterity, amounting to 94 children. consists of: Children, 15; grandchildren 76; great - grandchildren, 03. 
Family links: 
  Robert Berrett (1797 - 1873)
  Sarah Hyet Griffen Berrett (1807 - 1849)
  Annie Elizabeth Toone Berrett (1857 - 1938)*
  Mary Ann Nuns Berrett (1839 - 1872)*
  Mary Ann Berrett Orton Judkins (1860 - 1934)*
  Susan Berrett (1861 - 1862)*
  Sarah Berrett Summerhays (1862 - 1937)*
  Rose Emily Berrett Crandall (1864 - 1946)*
  Richard Edward Berrett (1867 - 1953)*
  George Albert Berrett (1869 - 1869)*
  Arthur Henry Berrett (1871 - 1871)*
  Alice Berrett Irwin (1872 - 1953)*
  Emily Louise Berrett Blaylock (1878 - 1965)*
  Albert Edward Berrett (1880 - 1881)*
  Thomas F Berrett (1882 - 1957)*
  Walter Herbert Berrett (1884 - 1938)*
  Orson Toone Berrett (1887 - 1970)*
  Earl Ray Berrett (1889 - 1985)*
  Edna Caroline Berrett Lyon (1895 - 1974)*
  Rhoda Rebecca Berrett (1827 - 1849)*
  Leonora Berrett (1829 - 1832)*
  Robert Griffin Berrett (1831 - 1890)*
  Lenora Berrett (1833 - 1835)*
  Annie Berrett Bess (1835 - 1908)*
  Charles Henry Berrett (1837 - 1908)*
  Richard Thomas Berrett (1840 - 1922)
  Leonora Hyet Berrett Alvord (1841 - 1912)*
  Albert Edward Berrett (1845 - 1849)*
  Samuel Franklin Richards Berrett (1848 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Ben Lomond Cemetery
North Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA
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Record added: Apr 24, 2010
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