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Robert Dent Stapley
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1841, Australia
Death: Sep. 16, 1919
Juab County
Utah, USA

Born in Australia the son of Charles Stapley & Sarah Bryant.

In 1838, the Stapley family left England for Australia and made their home near Sidney, Australia. This is where he was born. In 1853 all of their family (5 sons and 3 daughters and parents) were baptized in the LDS Church. In 1854, the Stapleys with about 70 other LDS, under the direction of William Hyde, chartered a sailing vessel, the Julia, and sailed for the United States and landed at what is now called San Pedro Harbor on June 2, 1854.

In 1857, President Brigham Young called for all LDS to move to Utah, for the reason that Johnstonís army was enroute to extermintate the Mormons. Thomasís father sold out his interest and started for SLC with all of his family except 2 daughters who had married and was staying in California. The Stapley family joined the Starling Driggs ox team company. They arrived in Southern Utah, near Cedar City and were advised to remain there and make their home because the war had ended. In November 1858 word was received from church authorities that they were to serve in the Dixie Mission and their assignment was to settle Toquerville, Utah. As the Stapley party arrived at the top of Black Hill, which overlooks a vast valley of red sandstone stretching southward, Sarah Bryant Stapley (Thomasís mother) proclaimed, "Neither God nor the Devil will ever find us here." 
Family links: 
  Charles Stapley (1800 - 1886)
  Sarah Watson Bryant Stapley (1802 - 1879)
  Sarah Amanda Dodge Stapley (1851 - 1932)
  Clara May Stapley (1871 - 1871)*
  Marion Amanda Stapley Cox (1872 - 1942)*
  Robert Henry Stapley (1874 - 1926)*
  George Clarence Stapley (1876 - 1929)*
  Louis Erastus Stapley (1878 - 1890)*
  Eva Maud Stapley Vincent (1880 - 1970)*
  Arthur Clark Stapley (1882 - 1927)*
  Morgan Wallace Stapley (1885 - 1888)*
  Roy Dodge Stapley (1887 - 1887)*
  Laurence Charles Stapley (1890 - 1944)*
  Sarah Pearl Stapley (1893 - 1893)*
  John Earl Stapley (1893 - 1893)*
  Ward Lamar Stapley (1896 - 1896)*
  Ward LaMar Stapley (1896 - 1896)*
  Charlotte Stapley Hawker (1823 - 1913)*
  Charles Stapley (1824 - 1904)*
  Hannah Maria Cox Rawlings Humes Stapley Buck (1826 - 1909)*
  Thomas Stapley (1832 - 1912)*
  James Stapley (1838 - 1920)*
  Robert Dent Stapley (1841 - 1919)
  Sarah Stapley Reeves (1843 - 1926)*
  John Stapley (1846 - 1859)*
*Calculated relationship
Eureka Cemetery
Juab County
Utah, USA
Maintained by: L Despain
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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