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Sherry Brown (#46943666)
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Bio Photo I have been hooked on photography ever since grade school when I used my grandmother's old "Brownie" on a field trip to Hoogle Zoo. Find A Grave lets me combine both my love for family history and photography.

If you find an error in spelling, wrong dates on a listing, or wish additional facts to be added, please feel free to email me. Please do not post my headstones or other photographs on other Web sites without first letting me know. Thank You.
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They had come to make their homes, to till the soil and become permanent citizens. The members of the party were: Johnathan Wells and his wife Margaret Gardner, and their children Otis Nathaniel, Erastus Nelson, Hulda Mariah, Sarah Matilda, Julia Ann and Judah Smith Wells. Also with them was Johnathan's oldest son Lyman and his wife Bethia and small son Mortimer - along with the oldest daughter, Samantha, and her husband John Memory McCrary and their small son William Austin. With them were Elisha Mallory and wife Mary, Mary Ann Yearsley, her son Nathaniel and a young man who lived in her home. The last three named did not remain long, but moved back to Ogden. The morning after their arrival, the men went into the Willard Mountain and brought down logs to build some houses. They all worked together, in what they called "house raising." The houses had no floors, windows or fireplaces. The roofs were made of split logs with dirt piled over them, and when it rained, mud trickled down the walls." The first two homes were built for the two young couples who were expecting babies. Elisha Mallory's first and then the young McCrary's (Samantha). The cooking was done outside. The babies were washed out of doors, as it was warmer outside than in. Soap to wash the babies was made in a frying pan. Immediately claims were laid out and crops were planted. A school house was built and it was also their church and place of amusement. Johnathan and Margaret's youngest daughter Margaret Ann was born on June 11, 1851 in Ogden where Grandma had gone for this event. This Wells family lived in Willard for fifteen years, and then were sent north to settle Deweyville. Grandpa Wells was a Seventy in the priesthood. He was a bishop's counselor. He was justice of the peace. He was a veteran Indian fighter. He was a builder of communities, an honest, energetic, good man, an honored and revered father, a devoted husband. Early in 1866 Grandpa and Grandma returned to visit Iowa. A year and a half later Grandpa Johnathan Sawyer Wells died there, in Harrison County, on the 27th of July 1867. Grandma Margaret Gardner Wells had to make the trip back home without him. Grandma died in their home in Deweyville on October 5, 1878.
Added by history4sure on Mar 29, 2014 3:17 PM
Jonathan Sawyer Wells
Hello Sherry: Did you ever hear from the below named "Tami"? I have sent the same question to her - Wells was buried in Indian Territory at Harrison, Iowa while on a mission. The stone is a cenotaph.
Please let me know if she responded. Thanks ~ Shirleen [history4sure]
Added by history4sure on Mar 27, 2014 5:08 PM
John Sawyer Wells
Do you have a document or source that says he was buried in Iowa?
Added by Tami on Oct 22, 2013 7:00 PM
D Scott
RE: Halls
I am so sorry it took so very long to make the changes you've requested. Your Uncle, Glen L. Hall, was my wifes Grandfather. Blake is her Dad.
Added by D Scott on Jul 19, 2013 1:09 PM
Jared Noorda
RE: Pics needed

I just emailed all the pictures I took of the "Wells" graves in Willard. Let me know if you need anything else.
Added by Jared Noorda on Oct 29, 2012 5:40 PM
RE: Julia
Dear Sherri,
Its okay if you leave her picture on here. You can also add pictures of you would like. I have some of her but they are all from when my dad and mom where still married.
I also have some of Grandpa Nye. He blessed me. I was born a year before he passed away and I have a picture of that day when he was holding me.
Added by tbeck on Oct 29, 2012 4:50 AM
RE: Julia Nye
Dear Serri, You did not cause any feelings or problems for me at all. I have worked on this site long enough to understand. So I Thank-you for your thoughtfullness. I have no problem sharing with any of the Nye Family. She loved you all just as much as she did her own. To her you where all her grandkids also. I Thank-You for being so good to her. Love,
Added by tbeck on Oct 28, 2012 11:46 PM
Julia Gerber Shepherd Nye Memorial
Could I please have Julia Gerber Shepherd Nye's memorial turned over to me? Or would you please add her to her Parents?
My member# is 47291843, I am Ted's daughter Tracy from his first marriage to Margo Bentsen Matthews. My Brother was Edward Jens Shepherd Matthews.
Julia's Memorial# is 99647624
Her Father Christian Gerber (Memorial# 60678997)
Her Mother Margaritha Gerber (Memorial# 60679086)

Tracy Beck
Added by tbeck on Oct 27, 2012 2:43 PM
Jared Noorda
Your Cousin

This is Jared, your cousin. I am just getting hooked on family history. I think we should compare notes so I don't waste time digging up what you have found and visa versa.
Added by Jared Noorda on Dec 27, 2011 9:31 PM
David Erin Butler
Bennington Cemetery
I truly appreciate your effort in getting this photo. It is for Rebecca June Parker Martineau, who is not my relative. The one I was actually looking for was Rebecca Jensen, 1858-1936, married to William Joel Lindsay. Who knows, maybe I got the wrong information as to her burial place. Thanks anyway!
Added by David Erin Butler on Jul 14, 2011 4:16 PM
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