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William Giles
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Birth: Dec. 31, 1797
Newark and Sherwood District
Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Dec. 15, 1874
Heber City
Wasatch County
Utah, USA

Son of John Palin & Ann Giles

Married Sarah Huskinson, 1820, Nottingham, England

Children - Fredrick Giles, William Giles, Elizabeth Giles, Mary Giles, George Francis Giles, Keziah Giles, Emily Ann Giles, John Giles, Thomas Huskinson Giles, Ann Giles

Married Mary Ann Watts Day, 12 Nov 1859, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Age at departure: 59

History - Wasatch County was pioneered in the summer or fall of 1858. It's first settlers were from Provo and Nephi, and included such names as William M. Wall, William Meeks, Aaron Daniels and the Cummings brothers. Ranches were located at that time, but the soil was not tilled until the following spring.

The first to break ground in "Provo Valley" for agricultural purposes were James Davis, William Davidson and Robert Broadhead, of Nephi. They were speedily followed by Thomas Rusband, John Crook, Jesse Bond, John Jordan, James and John Carlyle, Henry Chatwin, Charles M. Carroll and William Giles, from Provo.

In the spring of 1860 other Utah County families came into the valley. William M. Wall became the first president of the colony, with James Laird and John M. Murdock as his counselors. He was succeeded by Joseph. S. Murdock, who subsequently became the first representative from Wasatch County to the Legislature.

Nymphus Murdock was also an early settler of that section. Abram Hatch, the foremost man in the county, was not among its pioneers, but since his advent has undoubtedly done as much as any man to make it the thrifty and prosperous portion of the Territory that it is.

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Philemon C. Merrill Company (1856), Age at departure: 59 
Family links: 
  Mary Ann Watts Giles (1794 - 1874)
  Sarah Huskinson Giles (1800 - 1857)*
  Thomas Huskinson Giles (1821 - 1903)*
  George Giles (1823 - 1898)*
  Elizabeth Giles Rasband (1826 - 1900)*
  Ann Giles (1828 - 1835)*
  John Giles (1831 - 1921)*
  Mary Giles Crook (1833 - 1888)*
  Frederick Giles (1835 - 1902)*
  Emily Ann Giles Carlile (1837 - 1891)*
  Keziah Giles Carroll (1840 - 1927)*
  William Giles (1843 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Heber City Cemetery
Heber City
Wasatch County
Utah, USA
Plot: A-342-4a
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: May 22, 2007
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William Giles
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