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Elizabeth Ellen Rampton Rollins Barlow
Original name: Elizabeth Ellen Rampton Rollins Barlow
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1883
Bountiful
Davis County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1959
Sunset
Davis County
Utah, USA

Elizabeth Ellen Rampton was born March 17, 1883 in Bountiful, Utah to Ada Alice MacDuff and Henry Rampton. She was the seventh child in the family of nine children. She was raised on a farm in Syracuse, Utah (which lay west of Layton).

She was born in a polygamist family. This was not easy for Elizabeth. In 1887 the US Government passed the Edmunds Tucker Act, which allowed government officials to collect any property or possession from a polygamist family, and simply made polygamy illegal. Ada Alice MacDuff and her family were forced to leave their home in Bountiful. Ada Alice MacDuff took her family to Syracuse, Utah. There she started a new homestead for her and her family. Ada was no longer recognized as the legal wife of Henry Rampton. He served six months in jail for being a polygamist. There was also a new law that allowed the former wives of polygamist men (Ada MacDuff was the second wife of Henry Rampton) could now own homes and farms. When Ada Alice homesteaded in Syracuse she became the legal owner of the land.

Elizabeth didn't like sharing her father. She did not like being the "Other Family". After her family moved to Syracuse, her father, Henry Rampton, would come to visit for a weekend every months or two. He would bring his horse and buggy with groceries in the back. To Elizabeth, this was like a picnic or party. He would bring a round of cheese, and would stay until it was all gone. When Henry would leave after a few days with Ada and their children, usually the groceries he brought would be eaten and gone. Ada and her children would be then back to eating what was produced on their farm such as potatoes etc. Elizabeth was always taught to respect her father.

As a child, Elizabeth was called ‘Lizzie'. She disliked being called Lizzie, but especially disliked the nickname, ‘Liz'. She tried to get all who knew her to call her: "Beth" but everyone told her she did not look like a Beth. She always signed her name "Elizabeth".

While going to school in Syracuse, Utah, Elizabeth would ride horses to school. The ride was about three miles from home. She loved her family and enjoyed their company. She was especially close to her sister Sarah. Elizabeth was close to her family even into adulthood. They would often go on trips together after their children were married and gone. As adults, Elizabeth and Sarah would take turns visiting each other, usually every weekend.

When Elizabeth was about 16 the family moved back to Bountiful, Utah. She went to nursing school for one year. Elizabeth became a mid-wife and helped sick people and helped pregnant mothers to deliver babies. When Elizabeth helped to deliver babies she would stay in the home of the expectant mother. Elizabeth would stay at the home of the new mother until she was restored back to good health. This job involved taking care of the new baby, watching the older children, cleaning the house, and cooking the meals. This was not an easy task.

Elizabeth also worked in Bountiful at her Uncle Charles Rampton's grocery store. This was where she earned the money to pay for her clothes.

Elizabeth loved music and church dances. She even preformed in many stage plays. It was at a church dance that she met George Wallace Rollins. George Wallace Rollins was a very tall and handsome man. George Served two full-time missions for the LDS Church before his marriage. He served in the Southern States and in New Zealand. George loved horses and would take Elizabeth for sleigh rides with the horse. Elizabeth's mother was concerned because he was about 15-years older than Elizabeth. But Elizabeth continued dating him. And on December 5, 1907, Elizabeth Rampton and George Wallace Rollins were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple.

Elizabeth and George moved to Centerville, Utah after they were married. George Wallace bought a portion of his father, Steuben and Amanda Rollins' farm. Their first child, Charles Wallace Rollins was born August 23, 1908. Charles Wallace Rollins got rheumatic fever when he was about 12-years-old. Each fall he would catch a cold and would be sick all winter long. Charles Wallace Rollins died of a heart illness when he was 18-years-old February 28, 1928

Elizabeth and George's second child, Leona, was born November 23, 1910 in Centerville, Utah. Their third child, George Athen, was born February 23, 1912 in Centerville, Utah. Parents, George Wallace Rollins and Elizabeth Rampton Rollins, lived in Centerville, Utah and raised their family on their farm. They lived off their farm. There they had an orchard of fruit trees, had crops of potatoes, water melons, and corn. There too they raised cows and pigs. Their children all learned how to work the farm by caring for the crops and the animals. The big fall harvest would have all of their family working on their farm. Elizabeth was very adept at organizing and storing the family food for the winter.

After the main crop of melons were harvested in the fall, several of the larger stores in town would pay to have use of George Wallace and Elizabeth Rollins' field. The field was rented for these many stores to hold their annual fall office party. The employees would glean from the field the remaining melons, bring food, play games, and have a huge party. George Wallace Rollins and his family would gather wood for a huge bond fire for this party.

Elizabeth Rampton Rollins loved flowers and always had her home full of them. She also had many LDS church callings and served them faithfully. Elizabeth taught the Gospel Doctrine class for over 15-years. This was a class for those 14-16 years old. There were always 20-35 students who attended. Elizabeth was dedicated to those young people and they loved her. She studied the scriptures fervently and worked hard to make each lesson she taught a memorable and interesting one.

Elizabeth taught her taught in the primary class, and was active in the Young Women's Mutual Association of the LDS church and was on the Stake Board for several years. After her children had gotten older she was called to serve as a Relief Society President in her ward for a few years. She was a very caring and compassionate lady, and was always helping others. Elizabeth Rampton Rollins was also in the ward choir. She had a lovely soprano voice and loved to sing. When the kids came home from school, they could hear her singing a half-mile from home. She loved church hymns. She also played the harmonica and in the evenings would sit on the back steps of her home while her husband, George Wallace Rollins played with the kids or they sang along with her.

One of Elizabeth's favorite pass-times was to go up into the mountains behind the farm and roll the rocks down the hill-side. She loved the view from that ‘bench'.

Raising her family on a farm, Elizabeth had to work outside. She hated the "sun spots" she would get on her arms and face. So to make herself beautiful she would mix up a concoction of oatmeal, clabbered milk (unpasteurized milk that has soured), and buttermilk. She would go out in the back yard and sit down and put this mixture on her face and arms. She definitely believed it worked.

Every Saturday night Elizabeth Rampton Rollins would prepare for Sunday. She would always make a dessert for Sunday dinner. Then Sunday after church, the family would get out the ice-cream maker and make ice-cream to go with their Sunday dessert.

In the early 1930's Elizabeth's husband, George Wallace Rollins, got stomach cancer. George knew he was going to die and tried to make sure the family would be provided for after he was gone. He tried to get his affairs in order. It was an adjustment for the family when he died. Elizabeth had to find work to keep the farm. She still had one child at home, Iva May Rollins. This was during the Great Depression and times were hard to find and secure a job. Elizabeth found a job sewing uniforms, overalls etc. in Farmington, Utah. She would get up early in the morning to feed and take care of their animals. She even milked the six to eight cows that they had. Then she would clean up and walked for a mile to catch a train for work in Farmington, Utah. Elizabeth at this time had to take her own sewing machine. She worked four days a week, and was very grateful for the income. Elizabeth would have to walk home from the train station at night, feed the animals and then milk the cows again in the evening. Elizabeth Rampton Rollins maintained her home. She did this for about seven to eight years. (I need to point out that her son, George Athen Rollins did help out on his parents' farm after his father had died. And he too also worked at different odd jobs he could find.)

Elizabeth was widowed for nine years, and then in 1940, Elizabeth married Truman Call Barlow (Her dead sister, Nellie Rampton Barlow's husband). The family farm of George Wallace Rollins and Elizabeth Rampton Rollins once owned was sold. *All of the money from the sale went to Truman Call Barlow, and this brought up years of lawsuits from the children of Elizabeth Rampton and George Wallace Rollins for they wanted a piece of their lost inheritance. (This was especially so for George Athen Rollins, and this burned him so even though the last days of his life.) {Note, Elizabeth Rampton and Truman Call had no children between them.}

Truman Call Barlow and his new wife, Elizabeth Rampton Rollins used the money from the sale of the farm in Centerville, Utah to purchase a home and farm in Burley, Idaho. The first spring that came around they took a loan out from a bank and planted navy beans. The return of a good crop would be quite profitable. However, in the fall the very night before they were going to harvest those beans it rained relentlessly and the total crop was destroyed. This forced the newlyweds, Truman and Elizabeth to lose their home and farm and file bankruptcy.

Elizabeth and Truman moved to Clearfield, Utah to live in the home of Elizabeth's daughter, Leona Rollins Westerberg Hunsaker's home. They lived there until they could replenish themselves. Truman Call had gotten a job working for the Navy in Clearfield, Utah. There in Clearfield they bought a home. There also Elizabeth had also gotten a job with the Navy and did clerical work for over five-years. When the U.S. Navy base closed Truman lost his job and he decided it was time to retire. Then when the Korean War began, Truman was called back into civil service for the US Navy. He worked another five to six years and retired.

When Elizabeth worked for the US Navy it was in the big cement building. Inside it was very cold and damp. She never seemed to get warm while working there. She would get sick in the winters. Her health deteriorated and she knew she needed to quit her job and take care of herself. When Elizabeth Rampton was a young child, she got rheumatic fever and this weakened her heart. As she had gotten older this illness affected her heart and she had to be careful of the things she did.

Elizabeth Rampton Rollins Barlow died on November 24, 1959 in Sunset, Utah at her home. Truman had called Elizabeth's daughter, Leona, the day before. He had told Leona that is she wanted to spend time with her mother she better do it now. So, Leona took some time off from her job and came to visit her mom. That evening Elizabeth asked Leona to take a bath. Her mother wanted to take a bath and enjoy the water and feel clean. So Leona helped her mother, Elizabeth, into the tub physically, and later helped her out of the bathtub. Leona also helped her get ready for bed. Truman wanted a good night's sleep so he slept alone in bed. And Leona went to the room where her mother slept. Leona recalled that her mother talked and talked, reminiscing of things past…for what seemed to be at that time all night. Leona held onto her mother, Elizabeth's hand so tightly all that night. It was a night of memories for both of them. Then at about 4:30 am, Leona looked over at her mother's face, and her sweet mother was dead.

Elizabeth Rampton Rollins Barlow died November 24, 1959 and was buried November 29, 1959 in the family plot at the Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis Co. ,Utah beside her first husband whom she dearly loved, George Wallace Rollins and their son, Charles Wallace Rollins.

Elizabeth had 4 children, 15 grandchildren, ?? great-grandchildren, and her posterity goes on and on.

Originally written by:
Grandaughter, Karen Green Bennett (about 1997)

Related by:
Daughter Leona Hunsaker

Rewritten by: (June 16, 2012)
Great-Grandson: Daniel

Son of George Nolan Rollins, son of George Athen (Nate) Rollins (Lah Vaughn (Joan) Richins Rollins), whom is the second son of George Wallace Rollins and Elizabeth Ellen Rampton Rollins 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Rampton (1829 - 1904)
  Ada Alice MacDuff Rampton (1850 - 1910)
 
 Spouses:
  George Wallace Rollins (1869 - 1932)
  Trueman Call Barlow (1879 - 1969)
 
 Children:
  Charles Wallace Rollins (1908 - 1927)*
  Leona Rollins Hunsaker (1910 - 1999)*
  George Athen Rollins (1912 - 1986)*
  Iva May Rollins Green (1916 - 1991)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry James Rampton (1855 - 1927)**
  William Rampton (1858 - 1906)**
  James Rampton (1862 - 1863)**
  Arthur Rampton (1864 - 1948)**
  Walter Rampton (1866 - 1949)**
  Catherine Rampton Pace (1869 - 1953)**
  George Albert Rampton (1870 - 1955)*
  John Robertson Rampton (1872 - 1944)*
  Thomas Rampton (1876 - 1953)*
  Nellie Rampton Barlow (1878 - 1940)*
  Elizabeth Ellen Rampton Rollins Barlow (1883 - 1959)
  Laura Olive Rampton (1887 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Centerville City Cemetery
Centerville
Davis County
Utah, USA
Plot: B-12-6-3
 
Maintained by: Dan Rollins
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 49201
Elizabeth Ellen Rampton <i>Rollins</i> Barlow
Added by: Karen Bennett
 
Elizabeth Ellen Rampton <i>Rollins</i> Barlow
Added by: Dan Rollins
 
Elizabeth Ellen Rampton <i>Rollins</i> Barlow
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- Julie
 Added: Apr. 3, 2017

- jeannine baker
 Added: Jul. 4, 2016
Great-grandmother of mine I am finding your family this week. I am pleased to find your brothers and sisters!
- Dan Rollins
 Added: Jun. 28, 2012
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